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Game 17: Saint Joseph's University, Wednesday, January 10th, 7 PM, Atlantic 10 Network

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Washingtonian, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. GMUgemini

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    The lead was 7 with 5:00 minutes to go, and had been hovering around 4 since about the 13:00 mark in the hafl.

    So, yes, we had a 12 point lead in the second half, but that was at around 11:00 minute mark of the half, with a lot of basketball to play. So, I don't really qualify what happened last night as a collapse, but rather a team with some really good players clawing their way back into it against an inexperienced team.
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  2. Five Two

    Five Two Starter

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    Anyone else think the Myrtle Beach Player of the Game should be Otis?
    His 25 points, 5 bourds and 3 assists, plus ZERO turnovers trump Kier's night, IMO, who had 7 turnovers.
    Oh, and I think Otis made a shot at the end too....
    https://twitter.com/MasonMBB/status/951506916886372353
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  3. GMUgemini

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    Probably...10-13 shooting is pretty amazing from Otis.

    But despite Kier's turnovers (some of which he was trying to make the amazing play -- like that long pass he tried to thread to Mar that got stolen), he had a pretty complete game himself (12 pts, 10 rbs, and 7 assists), and he had to guard Newkirk all game.

    Boyd's 15 off the bench was huge, too.
  4. GSII

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    Getting player of the game is only a positive. Which Kier needed so maybe that will help his confidence.
  5. ephoops

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    Kier's "brush screen" on St. Joe's Kindler -- after Kier made the pass -- gave Otis just enough room to get of the shot.

    Reminiscent of Arcidiacono's brush screen on the UNC player just prior to Jenkin's game-winning three to win the NCAA championship.
  6. gmujim92

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    I thought about posting the same thing this morning, but I went and watched the play again and saw Kier never got between Otis and his defender.

    The play obviously was designed for Kier to set a brush screen after making the pass, but Otis had to take an extra dribble to create room to get the shot off.

    That was a heavily contested 28-foot shot and he still swished it. Amazing.
  7. PoorManProfit

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    Can someone closer to program explain why, exactly, creepy PA guy is still at it after all these years?
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  8. patriot2000

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    Yep. I feel like, if asked, Otis would say Kier was the player of the game. Otis doesn't need he motivation. Glad Kier got it.

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