Drexel over NU : Philly's game report/ Gazette

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Re: Drexel / NU : FREE VIDEO FEED !

Postby Suge » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:23 pm

Thought the game came down to mini 7-0 run Drexel went on when NU just gave up two offensive rebounds on free throws. Wasn't a fan of the switch to zone but I get what we were trying to do. First game of the season. The only thing that might have cost us tonight that cannot be fixed is height. Progress of the team should be fun to watch.
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Re: Drexel / NU : FREE VIDEO FEED !

Postby le » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:34 pm

Thought the game came down to mini 7-0 run Drexel went on when NU just gave up two offensive rebounds on free throws


Yeah that was the mojo changer, but someone has to box out. I suspect we will be competitive with most of the MAAC except the teams with the larger frontcourts : Rider, Iona, Siena (Burns).
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Re: Drexel / NU : FREE VIDEO FEED !

Postby phillyeagle » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:27 pm

Here are some game comments:
Agree with most comments that others already posted. Their is both a height and bulk deficiency that we expected. NU’s great hustle for three quarters of the game helped alleviate that issue. NU had a group of 50 + alums, staff and friends at the game cheering loudly for 3/4 . Both the President and AD were there.
Very impressed by the improvement of Kukemensar (?). Towns is the leader and scorer for the team. Ten players saw considerable playing time. Soloman battles but when playing forward can be undersized depending on the match up. MacDonald’s frail body is a liability. Both Brown and Roberts offered some quality minutes. Everyone displayed hustle on defense that was missing on many past NU teams. Everyone seemed engaged in the game even when sitting on the bench .
Waterman will be a player but it will take time for this young man to both bulk up and get used to the pace of Div 1 basketball. He is very fluid but has to learn a lot. Glad he got minutes, but hoping for a quick learning curve for him to become a real asset .
Overall, I think NU just got worn down in the second half and Drexel shot 3s that did not go in for their first game.
Paulus is the real deal as a coach . NU got this one right.
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Re: Drexel / NU : FREE VIDEO FEED !

Postby msm29 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:23 am

Chatted with Greg quick after the game:

https://www.niagara-gazette.com/sports/ ... 5c49f.html
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Re: Drexel over NU : Philly's game report/ Gazette

Postby le » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:27 am

Philly: Thanks for the game report. I just call him Greg K to alleviate any confusion !
Yeah we went 10 guys deep with a far better defensive effort than most nights last year. We were lacking some height and beef against DU, but maybe Ciotti (sp) will offer some help. Is he hurt ? As you mentioned, have to like the hustle and grit playing DU hard for most of the game.
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Re: Drexel over NU : Philly's game report/ Gazette

Postby phillyeagle » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:22 pm

Cicotti was in street clothes wearing a NU purple shirt. He was enthusiastic helping out in the huddles during time outs. No noticeable limp so we had no idea of any injury. His arms actually appeared more muscular than Kratholm.
Kuakumensah fought in the middle all game against bigger players. A few different bounces in the last 5 minutes and NU would have won.
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Re: Drexel over NU : Philly's game report/ Gazette

Postby jhart » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:59 pm

Well done scout Philly Eagle...You may be on Comcast soon!
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