We currently have the longest losing streak in the league at 3 games. Time to put and end to that. St Peter's is athletic but young. Can they handle the pressure of being expected to win? We shot very poorly at their place last year so that worries me. Go QU!
Edit: yeah, they handled the pressure and yeah we threw bricks
From the St. Peter's board. He brings up some good points.
QuotePost OptionsPost by junctionkid on 23 hours ago Big game , to type the obvious . That's good this time of the year . Have to hold the home court advantage against a team we beat easily on their court . But that last game was on a Saturday afternoon after they had tough game against Jaspers on Thursday night . Watching Bobcats all year , they are among the teams most impacted by short rest , and that won't be the case this time . And short turnaround for them was compounded by their missing the injured McGuire in the first meeting . He is a 6'7 frosh who doesn't score a lot but he rebounds and gets lot of assists and , most importantly , for Bobcats helps Kelly out a whole lot when he is on the court with his ball handling . I tend to think that Kelly is a little overrated when guards around the league are compared . But there is no question that he is very good , and was playing at far from his best in the last contest . Maybe tomorrow night , we learn a little more of how much of his horrendous night in the first contest was due to his being tired from the short rest and maybe being a little banged up and how much it was due to the Peacock defensive scheme and our length and relentless defensive pressure ( most of the time ).
Q at their best are dangerous with very easy wins over the best in the MAAC beside us ( Rider and Monmouth ) and a really nice neutral court win over MAC-leading Bowling Green . We shredded their zone last out with Hassan and KC leading the way .We''ll see if having McGuire available makes it less porous and how much Dunleavy tries man-to-man with more rest . So hope the guys come out with their heart and hustle from the opening tip .
Down 18 at half. Same story, we cant drive past anyone so we take a few dribbles and kick it back out to someone who does the same thing and then we toss a 3 point shot from way deep. We don't have the ability to turn anyone over so to climb back from 18 is going to require us to not miss a shot in the second half and St peters to miss just about all of theirs. We really miss lewis with his ability to get past people and kick to kelly who can make a shot. Rigoni is in a funk and wililams has to carry the offensive load. Tough to watch.