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  2. Tgr4life

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    The team surely has improved. In the end, though, it is very hard to win when you only have one offensive threat. They do make up with that, somewhat, with effort. But as a famous Baltimore sportscaster, Charlie Eckaman once said, There are only two plays, South Pacific and put the ball in the basket. One more scoring threat is really necessary.
  3. Today
  4. Chris Datres

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    We got up 8, they hit a 3 on their next trip down the court. We got nothing at our end and on the next possession, Hofstra missed a shot and a ball got tipped toward the sideline that I thought Betrand could have had if he hustled for it. Instead, Hofstra guy saved it and we were in scramble mode on defense and they hit another 3 to cut it to 2 and then tied it on the next trip. So...many places I could go with this one. First, the bad stuff -- the wrong personnel was on the floor at the end of regulation. There's no way that an offensive liability like Dottin can be on the floor when there's an offensive possession late in the game. It's like you're playing 4 on 5 with his lack of shooting ability. Secondly, he dribbles the ball too damn much and it stagnates the offense. If Howard is running the show there, he can at least freelance when things break down and get a more confident look than what Dottin tossed up. Next, I thought Skerry's use of Solomon down the stretch was questionable. He's going along real well and cleaning up the boards and when we're up 66-65, he comes out of the game. He doesn't go back in until it was 80-78. You have a guy that was pretty warm and it's like he was forgotten about. Now, the good stuff -- they showed a long time ago that they can play with anyone in the conference, except for Hofstra. The next thing they have to conquer is finishing these games. But now they've shown that they're going to be a tough out no matter who they play. The adjustment made at halftime to put Fobbs at the foul line against the zone was brilliant. That completely opened up our offensive game. Only issue was that Hofstra switched to a hybrid box-and-one/matchup zone at the 8:00 timeout and then went man after the 4:00 timeout and we didn't adjust well to that. Kids nowadays, and this goes for all of college basketball, like to prove that there's air in the ball by dribbling it too much and we were no different and as a result, we started settling for forced stuff. Dottin played tremendous D on JWF all nite. That alone should have been good enough to win us the game if things had broken correctly at the offensive end. If Sanders could play more games like tonite (and yes, stop the extra stuff that causes turnovers and offensive fouls), we'd be in better shape going forward. I said it in the chat and I still believe it -- no such thing as moral victories. This sucked losing this game tonite because it's one that they really should have had. But I believe that if we can stay out of the play-in session that they'll give the 3 or 4 seed a giant run for their money. But it's the little things that we don't have a margin of error for that has caused us to lose games like tonite and at Charleston. Clean those things up and the wins will come.
  5. mat1992

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    You seem to have a fascination about them and I don't blame you because our offense has been dreck for 25 years other than a few seasons. I too had that when they had Thornton. Other than us, I wanted them to get that title because they never made the NCAA's. They do play the right way for the most part and have legit student-athletes. But they also lack a certain toughness needed on the other end of the floor. They are kind of like UMBC and that style could win in the AEast.
  6. Wow it was 8? Thought it was 6. But they hit back to back 3's
  7. TigerFan54

    The FBS 2022 opponent is.....

    It was a terrible loss, but we had the game won with a few minutes to play. We forced CCU to punt -- we could have run out the clock, but some moron special-teamer ran into the kicker (he wasn't even trying to block the kick, he just deliberately ran into him well after the ball was on its way). Of course, CCU took advantage, marched down the field and took the lead. We got the ball back with a minute or so left, but Frazier didn't have the passing ability to make any magic happen.
  8. TSU88

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    I actually can’t stand their coach. He just always looks so smug to me. I’d say I’m envious though of how he seems to always get skilled offensive players. Of course, it hasn’t gotten them to the promised land, but I still believe that with Knight, they are capable of winning 3 straight in the conference tournament. As an aside, I’m impressed that they have a kid on their team, Pierce, who graduated in 3 years, with a double major, & is already in law school. That’s pretty damn impressive & what being a student-athlete is all about. With all that being said, I hope we beat the hell out of them next Thursday
  9. TigerFan54

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    I missed the game, so am catching up. How did we squander an 8-point lead in the first OT?
  10. mat1992

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    Man you love those W&M Tribesman. You must dream of backdoor layups and three-pointers.
  11. TSU88

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    Btw, don’t look now Delaware, but W&M is only 1 game behind you for 4th place, after beating C of C tonight. Nathan Knight with his 3rd straight 30 point game. We need Delaware to beat Drexel Saturday.
  12. mat1992

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    I don't think they expected him to start by this time. Howard was supposed to be the guy and Dottin might be a starter in Year 3 but sure, they didn't recruit him for his shooting. He knows he has to get better from the line and the field. But you know PS, he plays guys at the point as long as they do two things: Take care of the basketball and can adequately defend. The seven assists to two turnovers would be a lot more impressive if he doesn't go 1 for 10 in a double OT game. He runs the team a lot better than Howard, who commits some ridiculous turnovers if you get in his grill. Look at that Morgan State game and that's largely on TJ because he can't beat a press. Dottin can even though he's not fast. Kid is super confident. I like that about him. If he can become a 70% FT shooter and can extend his range to 18 feet, he'll be a legit starting PG in this league. But obviously, we can't afford to wait on him. Move Howard to the 2 next season and bring in another lead guard.
  13. TSU88

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    Btw, we may not be in 6th place. We now have the same record as Drexel, so it’s possible they have some tiebreaker over us & have dropped us for the present to 7th place
  14. TSU88

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    What’s really puzzling to me is not just his dreadful shooting from the field, but Dottin is one of the worst foul shooters, especially considering he’s a guard, I’ve ever seen. When he shoots a foul shot it’s like he’s angry at the ball-he literally just flicks it at the basket. How were the coaches not aware of this when recruiting him? I’ll say this much-Sanders has dramatically improved his foul shooting & so has Tunstall. I’d make Dottin shoot a couple hundred foul shots a day, every day, this off-season
  15. mat1992

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    Skerry has not played Dottin late in games recently and that's why. His shooting is atrocious and not sure why he had the ball on the last play in regulation. I'll take my chances with Howard. Maybe even Fobbs though he is so left-handed. But God, Dottin's defense at times was sensational on JWF. Solomon is actually a better shooter but it seems like he's lost at times on D. And that drive on the baseline on Taylor in the 2nd overtime. Ouch. Taylor wasn't letting him get past him two straight times. But this happens to young guys. That's why you need to rely on the older guys in these situations.
  16. mat1992

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    Here's my thought after this tough loss. This is not a very good team right now but they are getting close. Good teams finish that game with a late lead in regulation and the first OT up 8. Good teams make winning plays and hit jumpers when they are open. Good teams usually don't have point guards that shoot for 1 for 10 and the backup goes 2 for 11. But I tell you what, 3 1/2 weeks ago, we got our ass kicked by Hofstra at home. It wasn't close. I didn't think we had much of a chance here, not just because of that game but considering Hofstra came off a bad loss to UNCW. The team plays hard. Goes after every rebound. Fobbs is becoming close to a first-team All-CAA player. Tunstall is an All-Defensive player hands down. Sanders is decent when he stay out of foul trouble and stops overdribbling in the lane. Forget a month ago but what did we think in November? Would we get to 10 wins by now? Would we have a shot at repeating last year's CAA record of 8-10? I didn't think so after the Bahamas, the Morgan State loss, the Cornell loss, the La Salle loss, the JMU and UNCW road losses. Hofstra wasn't great but they made winning plays. Not just JWF and Pemberton but Ray and Buie. They only play six and go small with Taylor blocking shots. Good team? Yes. Beatable? Without a doubt.
  17. TSU88

    MBB falls to Hofstra in double OT, 91-82

    I knew we were toast when Dottin took the last shot in regulation. Really?? Can’t be too hard on the kid though; as you pointed out he had 7 assists & played some good D. Still, watching him & Howard shoot a combined 3-20 was hard to watch. I’m not into moral victories. However, there were some positives. Sanders with another double/double (could this be a harbinger of things to come next season) & Solomon U with 14 points on 7-9 shooting. Of course, Fobbs with another game of near 30 points. Well, at least JMU & UNCW lost. Drexel was off tonight. We’re clinging to 6th place at the moment.
  18. It’s after 9 pm and I stand by my earlier statement. Nothing I said was inaccurate. I just don’t think that the teams in are Conference are unbeatable on any given night. They don’t scare me. Towson may not win but they can win with this team when they do the right things.
  19. https://towsontigers.com/boxscore.aspx?id=11643&path=mbball https://towsontigers.com/news/2019/2/21/mens-basketball-towson-drops-2ot-game-at-hofstra.aspx I could go on and say that we played a great game but we really didn't. We shot just 5-of-18 from three and 5-of-11 from the FT line. Hofstra made 19 of 25 from the line. JWF had 28 points but 8 turnovers. Jakigh Dottin was spectacular on defense but just 1 of 10 from the field. Had seven assists and two turnovers. After a career game against Drexel, Howard had just 5 points on 2 of 11 shooting. So we had the ball with under 10 seconds left in regulation. Game tied. Dottin handles it and settles for a mid-range jumper. Huh? Fobbs never touches it and sure, they were all over him but Dottin should not be taking anything but a layup. That's where you let Howard do his thing and even though he had a rough night, they have to take his jumper seriously. Not sure what the hell happened there but I know that's not what they designed. Great game by Sanders with 16 and 11 but also fouled out. One of the fouls? A tech in the first half for staring down a Hofstra player. Fobbs with 29 but seemed to tire in the overtimes after playing 44 minutes. PS not happy with the schedule that makes you play 12:30pm on a Saturday on the road after playing 7pm on a Thursday. Skerry comments on TSN postgame: "This group didn't come up for moral victories. That's a hard team to guard. We held them to 42 percent shooting. A lot of good efforts. We didn't get to the foul line much. That's surprising. The kid Ray made some tough shots. Jakigh didn't shoot the ball great but played excellent defense on the best player of the league. "When Nakye is on the floor, he's productive. We have to figure out a way on Saturday. Tough turnaround. We're not far off." "We have to win a couple of more games to get to that point (avoid Play in). I thought we controlled tempo pretty good early. They got a lot of free throws. Maybe that's partly due to their zone." "We're seeing some strides from guys. Didn't shoot it well from 3, low percentage from foul line." "It's lousy that we do this in this league. It's not good for student-athlete health. No excuses when the ball goes up 12:30 on Saturday. We have some guys banged up. Jordan played just 10 minutes." "No excuses. We have to figure out a way to make it one or two possessions down the stretch. We have to knock some shots down. Some guys other than Fobbs."
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  21. WMSportsBlog

    Final CAA MBB Power Rankings (before CAA Tournament)

    Good question -- we haven't heard any talk about Nathan leaving W&M early. When Knight came into W&M he was deemed very "raw;" I seriously doubt you come into a league like the CAA as a raw athlete and leave early to go to the NBA. As folks have said on these boards throughout the conversation, I think (and HOPE) he needs one more year. You all have already said it -- but we should be a top-2 contender for the league next year if we have the three-headed senior monster led by Nathan Knight (other 2 including Justin Pierce & Matt Milon). For us, we always saw this as a transitional year (5 freshmen rotating in throughout the year); we knew the 3 juniors in their senior year had the ability to take us to the promised land. Fingers crossed.
  22. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/towson-seeks-revenge-on-hofstra/2019/02/20/b0edaf5a-3505-11e9-8375-e3dcf6b68558_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.688c2539fcf1
  23. Well, me too. So, if we run the table, I’ll be over Mars, Venus or Jupiter
  24. I'll have whatever your'e drinking. I would be over the moon if we split the last 4 games.
  25. From your lips to the basketball gods ears. I’d be over the moon 🌙 if we won every remaining regular season game, but tonight is a tough task-on the road vs the best team in the conference (who beat us by 23 in our house). Hofstra coming off an L means it’s unlikely they’re going to overlook us. JFW is a scoring machine-I believe we “held” him to 25 last time, & Pemberton is pretty damn good too. But you play the game on the court, not on paper, so let’s see where things stand at 9pm tonight when the final seconds tick off the clock ⏰
  26. You can download the CAA App on Apple TV as well. I will add that neither one of these teams scare me with what I have seen that we are capable of. I am looking for a win every time out now. I have now seen every team in the league and I am not that impressed. When we play both halves, keep our turnovers to a minimum and at least get shots every possession, when we get the right shots at the right time, when we defend well and grab rebounds, when we don’t commit silly fouls, when Skerry is quick about making the right adjustments, I will take my chances with any team in this league. I have watched all of these teams now and I just don’t see it to where they are so much better on a given night. I have seen teams have some good nights but not to the point that I’am going to hand them or guarantee them a win against us. Don’t include me on the list of those of you who do. I ‘ve seen growth in this team during the year and that’s after some key injuries. Towson can win these games this weekend.
  27. https://www.cbssports.com/general/news/college-lacrosse-watch-no-9-towson-vs-no-16-georgetown-on-cbs-sports-digital/
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