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    Call it a hunch but I think this will be the year they run in to each other in March.

    Both stacked for next season.

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    • Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
      Call it a hunch but I think this will be the year they run in to each other in March.

      Both stacked for next season.

      We all thought that this year too...


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        Originally posted by IUP24 View Post
        We all thought that this year too...


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        If Joe can avoid any zone defenses ...

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        • Re: Iup basketball

          Originally posted by IUP24 View Post
          We all thought that this year too...


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          Not so for WLU. There were many question marks heading into last season and they were super young. Not that they should have been sub 500 but they certainly were not projecting to get to the regional championship game. Getting to the NCAA tourney and MAYBE winning a first round game was what most of us projected...basically get a year of experiencing and seasoning before a big push starting this year and next year.

          Second year HC...replacing 3 of their top 4 scorers...leader who was a second year player playing with one eye...tallest player being 6'5"...senior sharp shooter with a bum leg that kept him out for the first half of the year...light scoring PG who was backed up by a senior returning from cancer...two first year starters in the starting line-up...topped off by a JUCO transfer that refused to play within the WLU system and "left the team" after 13 games. Expectations were about as low starting last season as they get at WLU.

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            Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
            Call it a hunch but I think this will be the year they run in to each other in March.

            Both stacked for next season.
            We'll see...long season with many twists and turns. I think both teams will be very good and a meeting in the Regional finals could be in the offing. Of course there couldl be plenty of teams in the MEC, CIAA and PSAC that have built really good teams and we just don't know about them...yet!!

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              Originally posted by boatcapt View Post
              Not so for WLU. There were many question marks heading into last season and they were super young. Not that they should have been sub 500 but they certainly were not projecting to get to the regional championship game. Getting to the NCAA tourney and MAYBE winning a first round game was what most of us projected...basically get a year of experiencing and seasoning before a big push starting this year and next year.

              Second year HC...replacing 3 of their top 4 scorers...leader who was a second year player playing with one eye...tallest player being 6'5"...senior sharp shooter with a bum leg that kept him out for the first half of the year...light scoring PG who was backed up by a senior returning from cancer...two first year starters in the starting line-up...topped off by a JUCO transfer that refused to play within the WLU system and "left the team" after 13 games. Expectations were about as low starting last season as they get at WLU.
              Well said boat. Amazing season. Great sr leadership and coaching.
              Still disappointed over wasted opportunity by Watson. Too much pride to realize he was a one dimensional player and how much he had to learn. He had a rare gift for scoring but nearly 30% of his possessions were turnovers! Had he bought in he would have been a more athletic French without the injury limitations. And he would be playing in Europe imho.

              Reminded me of teddy buckets from wvu.

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                Originally posted by boatcapt View Post
                Not so for WLU. ...light scoring PG ...
                True but when u look at advanced stats he has a major influence on game. Assist to turnover ratio top 15 in nation. Amazing rebounder for size as well as steals. Very very smart player who is a warrior. Very good defender despite his size.
                Often put on other teams best guard regardless of size. Critical to teams success.
                We have plenty of scorers so I would not trade him. He also gives up good shots for others.

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                  Originally posted by Columbuseer View Post
                  True but when u look at advanced stats he has a major influence on game. Assist to turnover ratio top 15 in nation. Amazing rebounder for size as well as steals. Very very smart player who is a warrior. Very good defender despite his size.
                  Often put on other teams best guard regardless of size. Critical to teams success.
                  We have plenty of scorers so I would not trade him. He also gives up good shots for others.
                  Oh yea...He earns his "stripes" in other ways, just not scoring. Heading into last season we really had only one proven scorer (Bolon) and our starting five averaged 29.7 PPG total the previous season. For comparison, this coming year our top 5 returners (4 starters and 1 second 5 player) averaged 48.9. With Boswell (15.9 PPG), Patrick Robinson (18.7 PPG) and Malik McKinney (11.2 PPG) coming in, from a scoring standpoint, that's a pretty stout top 8...94.7 PPG coming in without any scoring from any other player. To get back to this seasons average of 100.7 PPG, we would need a collective 6 PPG from Sophomore Alesandro and a combination of which ever true Freshmen play this coming season.

                  Of course, that's assuming there are no production dips. But all in all, it's a pretty good feeling to have almost 100 PPG in proven performance coming back!!

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                    Lots of offense at WL. Boswell actually was at 17.3 his sophomore year on 11.8 shots accordingly to WJ website. So only need 4.6 pts collectively from others instead of 6 haha.
                    Last edited by Dirtybird; 06-25-2019, 02:35 PM.

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                      Originally posted by Dirtybird View Post
                      Lots of offense at WL. Boswell actually was at 17.3 his sophomore year on 11.8 shots accordingly to WJ website. So only need 4.6 pts collectively from others instead of 6 haha.
                      It will be interesting to see how this plays out...only one basketball and only 40 minutes in a game!!!! Maybe the 10 players can each average 20 minutes and 10.5 PPG!! Sounds funny but last season 8 players averaged 15+ minutes per game and two others averaged over 10!

                      We seem to have hijacked an IUP thread to talk about WLU's insane scoring! MYBAD!!! Please, return to you discussion about transfer players from Niagara!!

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                        Originally posted by boatcapt View Post
                        Oh yea...He earns his "stripes" in other ways, just not scoring. Heading into last season we really had only one proven scorer (Bolon) and our starting five averaged 29.7 PPG total the previous season. For comparison, this coming year our top 5 returners (4 starters and 1 second 5 player) averaged 48.9. With Boswell (15.9 PPG), Patrick Robinson (18.7 PPG) and Malik McKinney (11.2 PPG) coming in, from a scoring standpoint, that's a pretty stout top 8...94.7 PPG coming in without any scoring from any other player. To get back to this seasons average of 100.7 PPG, we would need a collective 6 PPG from Sophomore Alesandro and a combination of which ever true Freshmen play this coming season.

                        Of course, that's assuming there are no production dips. But all in all, it's a pretty good feeling to have almost 100 PPG in proven performance coming back!!
                        Good points boat. I watched some highlights of McKinney and Robinson and they had bodies more like d1 guards. Thought hill was a great player but his slight build caused problems, especially on defense at times.
                        There are some intensely high motors on this team in addition to talent. Hope the new guys are in shape. LOL
                        Sorry about hijack. Will post on wlu thread

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                          Originally posted by Columbuseer View Post
                          Good points boat. I watched some highlights of McKinney and Robinson and they had bodies more like d1 guards. Thought hill was a great player but his slight build caused problems, especially on defense at times.
                          There are some intensely high motors on this team in addition to talent. Hope the new guys are in shape. LOL
                          Sorry about hijack. Will post on wlu thread
                          If we can just keep from having all our shooters go cold the same night we are playing a dominant big man, we should be ok...That and keep from playing any teams playing a Box and one defense!!!!!!

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                            You guys would fit in perfectly with the IUP football crowd. They, too, have never lost a game. They either just play bad or run out of time.

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                              Originally posted by boatcapt View Post
                              If we can just keep from having all our shooters go cold the same night we are playing a dominant big man, we should be ok...That and keep from playing any teams playing a Box and one defense!!!!!!
                              Box and one? Who played that?

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                              • Originally posted by boatcapt View Post
                                Not so for WLU. There were many question marks heading into last season and they were super young. Not that they should have been sub 500 but they certainly were not projecting to get to the regional championship game. Getting to the NCAA tourney and MAYBE winning a first round game was what most of us projected...basically get a year of experiencing and seasoning before a big push starting this year and next year.

                                Second year HC...replacing 3 of their top 4 scorers...leader who was a second year player playing with one eye...tallest player being 6'5"...senior sharp shooter with a bum leg that kept him out for the first half of the year...light scoring PG who was backed up by a senior returning from cancer...two first year starters in the starting line-up...topped off by a JUCO transfer that refused to play within the WLU system and "left the team" after 13 games. Expectations were about as low starting last season as they get at WLU.

                                Okay.

                                I meant at the end of the season. Most of the resident “experts” on this board picked an IUP-WL final when the season ended and the brackets were unveiled.



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