Clickclack Posted December 7, 2006 Report Share Posted December 7, 2006 Aight, I'm done moaning and groaning about the VCU loss, time to move on. Next game is against an Ivy league opponent Brown, this coming Saturday at 2pm. They will be coming in with a record of 3-6 and an early RPI of 237 or 185 depending where you look. We are at home on a Saturday so we should be able to get a decent crowd into the CUE. In my opinion this is pretty close to a must win game, they must come out with the intensity and desire they had during the second half of the Bucknell game and/or Siena. Brown is not a push over team and if we sleep on them we'll be in trouble. Overall I think we are more talented, but this game will come down to who wants it more. They are not a big team, tallest player on the roster is 6'9 otherwise mostly guards, we've struggled against these types of teams because of poor perimeter defense. I would like to see us come out with a chip on our shoulder and put the lumber to them, if they come out like they did in the second half of VCU it's gona be a long night. I expect a win, there has to be some pride on this team. From BlueRibbon.... BACKCOURT: B- BENCH/DEPTH: C FRONTCOURT: A- INTANGIBLES: C Robinson's Princeton pedigree begs the question: How much of the fabled Princeton offense (or better yet, which variant of the Princeton offense) will be featured in Providence this year? Again, that's an inquiry best left for October, when the coach finally has a grip on his implements. "I've played a lot of basketball at a lot of places, Princeton being one of them," said Robinson, who ran the professional courts of England for two years. "And I certainly would use at least some of the things that I've learned in the past. That's not too much of a stretch for people to think we're going to do some things. "But in regards to what exactly we're going to do, I don't even know yet. I don't know what kind of personnel I have. A lot is going to be dictated on the skill level and ability that the guys have." Robinson's challenge is not dissimilar to what his predecessor, Miller, faces in his new play-Penn; a bevy of veteran players who may or may not buy into what the next coach is selling. That said, a little Princeton-style deliberation would suit the Bears well. They were abysmal as a unit from the line (66 percent) and beyond the arc (28.1 percent) last season. Both marks ranked last in the Ivy League, contributing mightily to Brown's 59.7 points-per-game average. "I want to see progress throughout the season," Robinson said. "That's what I want to see -- progress from the first days of workouts when school starts until the end of the season. I want every day to get better." If that happens, Robinson's professional honeymoon in Providence could be quite extensive indeed. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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