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  • Originally posted by boatcapt View Post

    You say the same thing every year...and we almost always go further than you!
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    • The women’s team deserves to make the tournament I hope we sneak in

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      • Wheeling has about 15 senior basketball players

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        • Sarson is out

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          • Yoakum is very lively today

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            • Originally posted by Layton View Post
              Wheeling has about 15 senior basketball players
              You should have asked those idiots who fired Sancomb how it feels to be an after-thought.
              Last edited by IUPbigINDIANS; 02-26-2022, 07:30 PM.

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              • Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

                You should have asked those idiots who fired Sancomb how it feels to be an after-thought.
                I completely forgot that they fired him. What a bunch of morons

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                • Originally posted by Layton View Post
                  Wheeling has about 15 senior basketball players
                  I agree that it felt like a very strange senior night. The volume of seniors was notable, as you pointed out. Also, the fact that 3-4 of those seniors had 0 family members in attendance. They were walked out onto the floor by their underclass teammates. I'd never seen anything like that. The whole thing just had a pro forma (as opposed to a truly celebratory) feel. It was odd.

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                  • Originally posted by Scrub View Post

                    I agree that it felt like a very strange senior night. The volume of seniors was notable, as you pointed out. Also, the fact that 3-4 of those seniors had 0 family members in attendance. They were walked out onto the floor by their underclass teammates. I'd never seen anything like that. The whole thing just had a pro forma (as opposed to a truly celebratory) feel. It was odd.
                    I’m assuming they still have JV teams or whatever they’re called?

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                    • Observations West Liberty at Wheeling U 2/26/22
                      Wheeling Strategy
                      • Although they lack height and depth, WU has some very talented, experienced scorers, who can score both inside and out. They are talented one-on-one players. They have played many close games against good opponents.
                      • Typical goals for WLU opponents: Avoid turnovers, rebound, draw fouls, and take the open three-point shot. Attack the rim only if it leads to a good chance to draw a two-shot foul on WLU or leads to an open three. Otherwise, be patient in the half-court offense and share the ball to get a good shot.
                      WU succeeded in drawing fouls and shot extremely well. WU had an outstanding 59.3% effective FG shooting %, sparked by their 64% three-point %.

                      Keys to WLU Victory
                      • WLU forced 19 turnovers, with 53% being steals. They forced several time outs to avoid 5 second turnovers on inbounds pass.
                      • WLU shot extremely well – 60% of two-point shots, and 53% of three-point shots.
                      • WU tried many players to guard Bryce inside, to no avail. Inside, he shot 77% (10-13) and 100% from three (2-2)
                      • Patrick was 58% inside (7-12), despite an off-night for threes (1-4). He wreaked havoc with 3 steals and 3 offensive rebounds.
                      • With Ben Sarson injured, Will Yoakum played a hefty 22 minutes, hitting 75% (3-4) inside and 67% from three (2-3). He is rapidly regaining his pre-injury form.
                      • WU fatigue, especially in the second half, took its toll. WLU leveraged their depth, with no one playing over 29 minutes, with 9 players getting at least 12 minutes.
                        • WU conceded all rebounds off their misses to WLU. No one was trying to get an offensive rebound.
                        • Multiple players from WLU (Cmont, Malik, Patrick, etc.) were getting dribble drive layups from the top of the key with no opposition. WU Players’ legs seemed to be in concrete.
                      • IMHO, turnovers fatigue, and the inability to defend the inside game spelled WU’s demise. Only their great shooting, some unforced WLU turnovers, and chaotic ball-on-the floor scrambles that were won by WU kept this game from being a 40-point victory for WLU.



                      Statistic WLU Opponent Advantage To:
                      Team WLU At Wheeling
                      Date 2/26/22 2/26/2022
                      Score 109-94 WLU
                      w/l W L WLU
                      FG 45 33 WLU
                      FGA 77 63 WLU
                      FG Pct 58% 52% WLU
                      3FG 10 9 =
                      3 FGA 19 14 WLU
                      3 FG PCT 53% 64% WU
                      FT 9 19 WU
                      FTA 13 25 WU
                      FT PCT 69% 76% WU
                      Off Reb 12 7 WLU
                      Def Reb 26 19 WLU
                      Tot Reb 38 26 WLU
                      Reb Per Game 38.6 33.9 WLU
                      PF 22 13 WU
                      Assist 21 10 WLU
                      TO 13 19 WLU
                      Blk 1 2 WU
                      Stl 10 6 WLU
                      Pts 109 94 WLU
                      Avg Pts Per Game 100.8 80.1 WLU
                      Steals per Forced TO 53% 46% WLU
                      Assist to TO Ratio 1.62 0.53 WLU
                      Assist per FG 47% 30% WLU
                      Points Per FGA 1.42 1.49 WU
                      Points Per Possession 1.30 1.09 WLU
                      Num Possessions 84 86 =
                      OppDefReb 19 26 WLU
                      Off Reb Effic 39% 21% WLU
                      Forced TO 19 13 WLU
                      Game num 28 28 =
                      Two Pt FG % 60.3% 49.0% WLU
                      Effective Shooting % 64.9% 59.5% WLU

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                      • FYI - end of regular season stats
                        West Liberty National Statistical Ranking D2 – 2/27/22
                        • West Liberty’s stats were mostly stable, with FG% and Three-point FG% continuing to increase.
                        • Nation-leading scoring increased to 100.8, as WLU scored 109 against Wheeling on only 84 possession for an amazing 1.30 points per possession.
                        • West Liberty is in the top 4 nationally in 8 categories!
                        • West Liberty is in the top 10 nationally in 9 categories!
                        • 90th percentile in 14 categories!
                        • WLU season FG shooting continues to improve – now 4th in nation at FG 51.70%
                        • WLU 3FG% edged upward to 38.91% (19th in nation)
                        • Assists are #2, up to 20.7 a game, which is an indicator of how much they share the ball, especially when one considers the scoop and scores on steals, which are generally not applicable for assists
                        • Assist to turnover ratio is an amazing 1.69, considering the rapid pace of play and the increased number of possessions in a game.
                        • Turnover margin at #3 (+7 per game), could improve even more, as most of WLU’s turnovers are well-intentioned passes to a cutter for an easy layup that just went slightly awry.
                        • Wheeling shot extremely well and WLU was below par at the foul line, which reduced their stats in these areas.
                        • Three-point attempts ranking declined, because WU was defending the three and giving up the inside score.
                        Date National Ranking West Liberty rank Value
                        2/27/2022 Scoring Offense 1 100.80
                        2/27/2022 Scoring Margin 1 20
                        2/27/2022 Assists Per Game 2 20.70
                        2/27/2022 Steals Per Game 3 11.00
                        2/27/2022 Turnover Margin 3 7.00
                        2/27/2022 Turnovers Forced 3 19.29
                        2/27/2022 Assist Turnover Ratio 3 1.69
                        2/27/2022 Field-Goal Percentage 4 51.70
                        2/27/2022 Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 6 11.00
                        2/27/2022 Three-Point Attempts 11 789
                        2/27/2022 Offensive Rebounds per game 14 13.21
                        2/27/2022 Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 19 38.91
                        2/27/2022 Free-Throw Attempts 22 586
                        2/27/2022 Free-Throw Made 27 420
                        2/27/2022 Blocked Shots Per Game 45 3.80
                        2/27/2022 Rebound Margin 45 4.00
                        2/27/2022 Total Rebounds per game 47 38.63
                        2/27/2022 Free-Throw Percentage 142 71.67
                        2/27/2022 Defensive Rebounds per game 163 25.39
                        2/27/2022 Field-Goal Percentage Defense 217 45.94

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                        • Originally posted by Columbuseer View Post
                          Observations West Liberty at Wheeling U 2/26/22
                          Wheeling Strategy[LIST][*]Although they lack height and depth, WU has some very talented, experienced scorers, who can score both inside and out. They are talented one-on-one players. They have played many close games against good opponents.[*][FONT=Calibri]Typical goals for WLU opponents: Avoid turnovers, rebound, draw fouls, and take the open three-point shot. Attack the rim only if it leads to a good chance to draw a two-shot foul on WLU or leads to an open three. Otherwise, be patient in the half-court offense and share the ball to get a good shot.
                          Looks like Yokum has largely knocked the rust off going 10 of 14 shooting including 3 of 6 from three and scoring 13 and 14 the last two games. While Sarson was having a really good step-up second year and should be a force in the future, a healthy Yokum is a pretty big upgrade. Yokum's return was also very fortuitus given Sarson's injury vs NDC. Has anyone heard an injury report on Sarson? Hopefully he can return and add his ability to an already potent "second platoon."

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                          • Originally posted by boatcapt View Post
                            Looks like Yokum has largely knocked the rust off going 10 of 14 shooting including 3 of 6 from three and scoring 13 and 14 the last two games. While Sarson was having a really good step-up second year and should be a force in the future, a healthy Yokum is a pretty big upgrade. Yokum's return was also very fortuitus given Sarson's injury vs NDC. Has anyone heard an injury report on Sarson? Hopefully he can return and add his ability to an already potent "second platoon."
                            No crutches or boot on Saturday. He was merely in street clothes on the bench, but I took the lack of boot or crutches as a good sign.

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                            • Originally posted by Scrub View Post

                              No crutches or boot on Saturday. He was merely in street clothes on the bench, but I took the lack of boot or crutches as a good sign.
                              That is a positive. Give him the first round bye and Qtr Final game to recover and role him out on the second five for the semi's. Makes our second unit even stronger with a proven starter in it!

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                              • FYI since recruiting is in full swing...

                                So many parents and players have unrealistic expectations. One NCAA survey: Over 70% of basketball players thought they had the skills to play in NBA. The odds are more like 1%.
                                Article written before transfer portal started drying up slots available for high school players, which makes it even more relevant.



                                THE TRUTH ABOUT PLAYING DIVISION 2 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

                                https://proskillsbasketball.com/play...ge-basketball/


                                February 2, 2017 by Brendan

                                Key points follow:

                                #1 High-Quality Basketball

                                #2 Scholarships Are Available

                                #3 Not Everyone Can Play D2 Basketball

                                #4 You Can Still Go Pro

                                #5 Hundreds of D1 Players Transfer to D2 Every Year

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