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  1. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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."
  7. Again, if you guys want to chat. I'll be here. For those New or Old, if you have a Smart TV or ROKU, you can get the CAA App and watch the game on your big TV. The App has all the games in the CAA that night or get the link below. You can always watch the game back on CAATV or on the CAA App on-demand. Maybe tomorrow's game might not be a perfect example of that, but there's always hope. Shame that the Northeastern game is at 12:30pm on Saturday and the lax game is at 12pm vs. Georgetown https://portal.stretchinternet.com/caa/
  8. As long as they played in the CAA, sure.
  9. There really aren't any clear-cut NBA players in this league. As great as Benimon was, the best he could get was a 10-day contract. Wright-Foreman will get a look but he's a 6-2 shooting guard. Will have to play the point at the next level. Riller has to prove he can guard at the next level and play the 1. Pemberton might be 6-4 instead of 6-5? That doesn't help but he should be a superstar in the league next season with JWF gone. Fobbs will play overseas somewhere and hopefully he finds a right hand over the summer or he could easily average 20ppg next season. Delaware has some good players but no NBA guys. Elon? Come on. UNCW? Cacok is 6-7 and an undersized four man. I know Toews will be playing somewhere in four years. JMU? Nope. Drexel? No. Northeastern? I think Pusica plays overseas but they don't have the next Reggie Lewis. I thought this was interesting https://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/conferences/Colonial-Athletic-Association/15/nba-players
  10. I do like Pemberton a lot and he might be a better pro prospect because he's 6-5, 195. Riller is really strong at 6-3, 195. Probably not a true point guard and he needs to shoot the 3 better. But he's really good and with Brantley gone next season, he's going to have to average 25ppg+ for them to be successful.
  11. Fobbs? Of course, that would be Riller.
  12. I think he signed awhile ago but they just waited to put out the release. https://towsontigers.com/news/2019/2/19/mens-basketball-thompson-signs-with-towson.aspx
  13. Biggest question for any mid-major player is whether they can guard against the next level.
  14. Not answering for them but as an NBA fan for many years, he has some of the attributes to make it to the next level but he's not really physical. I don't really see him listed on any of the NBA Mock Drafts. His three-point shot is not there yet and he's not a great athlete. He does have a 7-3 wingspan, which can make up for some of those issues. He also is not really carved out of stone physically. My guess is, the only way he turns pro is if he graduates early because I assume he's a good student. I am impressed by his rebounding as of late and his shotblocking numbers. The CAA is not doing him any favors with the lack of quality bigs but I can see him making it in the league as a backup. Smart, good rebounder, has improved in two years with good length. Not a good enough three-point shooter, defender or athlete. I assume he stays one more year and tries to work on some of those issues over the summer.

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