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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4530 on: November 30, 2017, 12:22:28 pm »
So it looks like it may be pretty hard to sit Williams if and when Rapp returns.

Whit Rapp has had a great career so far and averaged 8.6 assists per game last season and 9 per game so far this season. 

Williams had played for both Rapp and Gebereal Baitey at the two. 

Nick Stuck has also played some strong minutes as the point guard as well.

They seem to play a bit faster when Williams is running the offense.

It will be interesting to see what Coach Zimmerman has in mind, especially if Rapp returns soon.

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« Reply #4531 on: December 01, 2017, 10:55:09 am »
Really like what I see from the two newcomers - Reinmiller and Nolan.  Excited to see how they do as they settle in.

I definitely agree with this.

While not a newcomer, Hank Hunter is new to the rotation and I am excited to see more of what he can do.  Hunter played both the center and forward roles last weekend.  He went 8-10 with 10 rebounds and 0 turnovers between the two games.

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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4532 on: December 01, 2017, 09:10:23 pm »
Really like what I see from the two newcomers - Reinmiller and Nolan.  Excited to see how they do as they settle in.
I definitely agree with this.
While not a newcomer, Hank Hunter is new to the rotation and I am excited to see more of what he can do.  Hunter played both the center and forward roles last weekend.  He went 8-10 with 10 rebounds and 0 turnovers between the two games.
Agreed.

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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4533 on: December 03, 2017, 01:47:33 pm »
Washington University leads Alma at the half, 46-39.

The last time Washington University traveled to Michigan, they watched the opposing center have a career game from three point range.  That may be happening again as Kevin Gamble is 4-5 from beyond the arc.

The Bears are playing a nice game overall leading with 21-12 advantage in rebounds and 12 assists.  Jake Knupp is leading the way with 14 points while Andrew Sanders is back and seemingly in full form.  11 points on 5-6 shooting.

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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4534 on: December 03, 2017, 01:51:12 pm »
^^^ I watched the last 7 minutes or so of the first half. The Alma announcer is terrific in my opinion.

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« Reply #4535 on: December 03, 2017, 02:44:01 pm »
Washington University gets the 96-86 road win over Alma.

Just a nice win with the Bears winning the battle of the boards 46-28 and registering 24 assists.  Jake Knupp and Andrew Sanders led all scorers with 26 points.  David Schmelter and Kevin Kucera also finished in double figures. 

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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4536 on: December 03, 2017, 06:43:49 pm »
Pts per 40 min update between Ronin Williams of Emory and Lawrence Sabir of Brandeis-- through today's games (12/3/2017)

Ronin Williams-- 102 pts in 160 minutes-- 25.5 pts per 40 min.

Lawrence Sabir-- 96 pts in 174 minutes-- 22.06 pts per 40 min.

All calculations unofficial.

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« Reply #4537 on: December 04, 2017, 03:16:23 pm »
Just a few more random thoughts about Washington University and UAA basketball.

The win over Alma was largely about the starters, but the reserves did play some quality minutes.  I was thrilled to see DeVaughn Rucker on the floor.  DeVaughn finished with 4 points (2-4) and 5 rebounds in 9 minutes.  He probably should have drawn the foul on that last attempt.

Alma had a great video feed including the announcer and multiple-camera set-up.  They did a good job featuring students.  I had to laugh a little when the announcer referred to Matt Hightower.  That was an honest mistake and one that he only made once or twice.  I laugh only because that happens to Highsmith 1-2 times a year.

Jake Knupp has established himself as one of the most potent offensive threats in the UAA averaging 18 points per game and shooting 53% from three point range, but I love Knupp on defense.  Just my novice opinion, but I think he has a shot at UAA defensive player of the year as well.  My guess is that he will be called on to guard players such as Ryan Clamage and Ethan Feldman.

Feldman had been killing it for NYU.  The Tufts transfer is scoring 19.3 points per game through the first four games for the Violettes and shooting 67% from the field and 63% (14-22) from three point range. 

The Violettes have another newcomer-transfer shooting 67% in Dom Cristiano who is averaging 15.5 points per game. 

Important to know that the NYU stats do not include the last two games.  Feldman will see his stats decline based on the last two games in which he averaged 6.5 points, but Cristiano will see his stats improve as he averaged 19 points.

Ryan Clamage probably deserves a mention as does Jake Fenlon, but I'll have to leave that for another day...

I checked the Massey Ratings conference rankings and the 26-21 UAA is currently 14th in the nation (all the usual early season Massey disclaimers apply).  By comparison, the UAA was ranked No. 7 and the end of last season and No. 2 at the end of the season before that.  I am not sure if I have ever seen the conference so low.  There is still at least a month of non-conference games and a few more to be played during the conference season. 

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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4538 on: December 04, 2017, 04:53:49 pm »
The UAA Conference page does not have the NYU Men's Basketball stats fully updated yet, but NYU's own men's basketball page now has the current stats.

Ethan Feldman currently averages 16.8 ppg.  He has scored 84 pts in 134 minutes of action this season.

Dom Cristiano currently averages 16.6 ppg.  He has scored 83 pts in 117 minutes of action.

These stats include the results from the Medgar Evers game, which box score the UAA page does not include, but is now on NYU athletics own page.

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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4539 on: December 04, 2017, 05:31:29 pm »
I enjoyed the Alma broadcast as well...had to laugh, though, when in one of the last student shots, one of them flipped the bird at the camera. 

I would take Knupp and Kucera and take my chances against any other starting guard tandem in D3.  Both can score and defend well.

I wonder if the UAA is perceived to be down, based on returning players...but may be much stronger than expected with some of these newcomers.  The proof will be in the post-season pudding, I guess.

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« Reply #4540 on: December 04, 2017, 05:33:42 pm »
I enjoyed the Alma broadcast as well...had to laugh, though, when in one of the last student shots, one of them flipped the bird at the camera. 

I would take Knupp and Kucera and take my chances against any other starting guard tandem in D3.  Both can score and defend well.

I wonder if the UAA is perceived to be down, based on returning players...but may be much stronger than expected with some of these newcomers.  The proof will be in the post-season pudding, I guess.

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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4541 on: December 07, 2017, 06:43:34 pm »
 I started watching the Brandeis v Newbury men's game on the live stream-- noticed the very poor shooting of the Judges, noticed the Judges are down 7 at the half to a very lousy Newbury Nighthawk squad that only plays 8 players.

"PeterEscobar" of Babson has to be LOL right now.  I'm glad that I am not at Auerbach Arena right now.

Don't think that the Latye Workman dunk during the first half makes up for the rest of the play of the Judges.  Lawrence Sabir had a really bad first half.
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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4542 on: December 07, 2017, 07:32:01 pm »
Brandeis outscored Newbury, 52-32 in the second half, to pick up their second win of the season, 75-63.  Whew on that one. Latye Workman had a double-double in addition to that first half dunk.

Brandeis goes on the road on Saturday for a very tough game at Wesleyan.

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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4543 on: December 08, 2017, 11:49:39 am »
1-on-1 interview with WashU menís basketball senior guard Jake Knupp. The St. Paul, Minn.-native is averaging 18.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game for the Bears, who are 5-1 and ranked No. 11 in NCAA Division III. Knupp graduated in 3.5 years from WashU and will be attending Medical School.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCtJys8MH-E

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Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« Reply #4544 on: December 08, 2017, 03:03:44 pm »
So... he's not playing 2nd semester?
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