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Re: 2017-2018 Season

Postby ictjay » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:03 am

slaw wrote:How is Jefferson looking in practice?


Asked that myself several times.
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Re: 2017-2018 Season

Postby Altman's Advisor » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:11 am

slaw wrote:How is Jefferson looking in practice?

Better than Sam Dunkum.
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Re: 2017-2018 Season

Postby slaw » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:33 am

Altman's Advisor wrote:
slaw wrote:How is Jefferson looking in practice?

Better than Sam Dunkum.


Not a high standard

Not good:

http://www.emccathletics.com/sports/mbk ... m_sam_j9vt
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Re: 2017-2018 Season

Postby drbluejay » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:10 pm

Here are some interesting stats for CU this year.
#1 in the nation in defensive rebounds at 31.41 per game...........This is a shock
#2 " " " Assists/TO rate at 1.82
#3 Assists per game at 20.1
#5 Points per game at 89.9
#5 FG% at 51.5%
#8 Scoring margin at 17.9 per game
#10 3 Pt FG defensive % at 29.5%..............This is a shock
Go Jays, keep it up.
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Re: 2017-2018 Season

Postby cujaysfan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:22 pm

# 1 makes some sense - although maybe not to the extent that we've seen

Martin is showing to be a significant better rebounder than JP - and Ronnie is a terrific rebounder as well

Couple those guys with the fact that we're asking opposing teams of making the choice of crashing glass or trying to get back on D - and other than the seton halls of the world - they're conceding those boards to try to keep us from getting transition buckets or getting themselves in scramble situations on the defensive end because we push so hard
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Re: 2017-2018 Season

Postby Outlaw_Wales » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:00 pm

I don't think being in the top 10 on three point shooting percentage defense is shocking, either. It doesn't "feel" like we play great three point defense. BUT, we push the pace so much that other teams are gassed from trying to keep up, which leads to tired legs and lower shooting percentages. AND, we put up a lot of points and have jumped out to double digit leads in most games, which leads to teams jacking up a few more than they might otherwise and combined with the tired legs missing more than they might otherwise. AND, we put Khyri on their best player and force someone else to step up and hurt us, leading to other teams having someone taking some of those that might not be as used to doing so. On top of all of that, we played so many really horrible teams that couldn't shoot a decent percentage in a closed gym during our nonconference that we got a little boost to that number that is keeping it up higher than it probably is since conference play started.
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Re: 2017-2018 Season

Postby Wizard of Westroads » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:25 pm

We're also leading in 3pt% defense in conference games only, and it's not close. We're at .267, Marquette is 2nd at .318.

Some of it is probably just luck of the bounce, and we haven't faced Villanova or Marquette. But I think one major improvement is our added length and athleticism. We used to be closing out on shooters with smaller guards and less athletic guys. Smallest guy now is 6-3 and Ronnie probably bothers guys on the perimeter more than some previous 4s.
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Re: 2017-2018 Season

Postby cu8493 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:59 pm

I'm guessing our ranking will slip after playing Nova and Marquette. Those guys can be just filthy.
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Re: 2017-2018 Season

Postby Outlaw_Wales » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:02 pm

cu8493 wrote:I'm guessing our ranking will slip after playing Nova and Marquette. Those guys can be just filthy.


Marquette has to be one of the scariest teams in the country. They could get blown out by St. Johns or DePaul on any given night -- or blow out Nova by 30 on the next. They've got at least three guys who can go off for 30+ shooting from anywhere past half court. That is one team that anyone in the country should be terrified of seeing on selection Sunday, if they win enough games to get in the tourney. Such a strange team where it wouldn't shock you to see them beat absolutely anyone by at least 20 or lose to absolutely anyone.
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Re: 2017-2018 Season

Postby Helmzy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:30 pm

drbluejay wrote:Here are some interesting stats for CU this year.
#1 in the nation in defensive rebounds at 31.41 per game...........This is a shock
#2 " " " Assists/TO rate at 1.82
#3 Assists per game at 20.1
#5 Points per game at 89.9
#5 FG% at 51.5%
#8 Scoring margin at 17.9 per game
#10 3 Pt FG defensive % at 29.5%..............This is a shock
Go Jays, keep it up.

I wonder what these stats look like if we replaced the 4 cupcake games (SIU, Alcon, USC, MDES) with at least Missouri Valley quality teams.
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