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Re: NU @ Stephen F. Austin : ESPN Plus

Postby phillyeagle » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:46 pm

Early in second half and SFU leading by 2. Problem is that they are killing NU on offensive rebounds. When Waterman learns to use his height he will be a star. Needs the learning curve to be expedited for NU to compete on the boards.
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Re: NU @ Stephen F. Austin : ESPN Plus

Postby le » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:52 pm

SFA just rattled off 10 consecutive points early in the 2nd half. What a time to tune in. NU is having difficulty rebounding in both ends of the court. Size is a problem .
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Re: NU @ Stephen F. Austin : ESPN Plus

Postby arkansasdude » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:16 pm

I love James Towns as a player but his body language has been one of dejection all game long.
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Re: NU @ Stephen F. Austin : ESPN Plus

Postby le » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:29 pm

NU did not quit late in the game as they are closing the gap. Half of the SFA players look like they can play college football at a D1 level .
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Re: NU @ Stephen F. Austin : ESPN Plus

Postby phillyeagle » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:33 pm

The good news is that NU continued to battle in the second half cutting a 21 pt lead to only 8 with 3 minutes left.
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Re: NU @ Stephen F. Austin : ESPN Plus

Postby le » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:45 pm

Thanks Arky dude for your observations. NU didn’t fold like a cheap suit being down by 20 points in the second half . Our half court D skipped a bit in the 2nd half. This team is deep. Just need some time to find some chemistry .
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Re: NU @ Stephen F. Austin : ESPN Plus

Postby phillyeagle » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:50 pm

Love game report from Ark.
Stats seem to tell the story that I saw. Lost OF Rebounds 17-6. Turnovers 22-13. They just seem to get worn down later in games with no inside bodies to compete.
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Re: NU @ Stephen F. Austin : ESPN Plus

Postby arkansasdude » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:12 pm

I honestly like the fight of this young team and I like Paulus as a coach. He corrects and coaches without demeaning the guys. We definitely got hurt down low by their bigs all night and rebounding will likely be a weakness all year. I think the future is bright for the program as a whole with Paulus though.
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Re: NU @ Stephen F. Austin : ESPN Plus

Postby efkay2u » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:29 pm

I agree with the previous comments and I also liked how the Purps roared back in the final 7 minutes. I also agree that Paulus has a bright future at Niagara .
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Re: NU @ Stephen F. Austin : ESPN Plus

Postby le » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:35 am

We definitely got hurt down low by their bigs all night and rebounding will likely be a weakness all year. I think the future is bright for the program as a whole with Paulus though.


Spot on Arky. I meant to say we have depth, but play small compared to most squads. Maybe Ciotti will help as he assimilates to D1 basketball. I believe he was PB's first signing.
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