Created: 12/22/2014 4:19:47 PMReplies: 25
12/22/2014 4:19:47 PM - Goo Colonials Go - 11 posts (#230)
Well, that game went well.
Nice to see Larsen and Savage look a bit more like Larsen and Savage again.
12/22/2014 4:24:03 PM - MYSTERY COLONIAL - 159 posts (#117)
Seems like their two starting guards, who began hot from 3, cooled down significantly in the 2nd half. And by cooled down significantly, I mean didn't score again. Solid win and hopefully a confidence booster into the next matchup.
12/22/2014 4:26:10 PM - MG'14 - 220 posts (#95)
Larsen was unstoppable. If he wanted it, he got it. Nice to see Kethan hit some long range shots. Would've liked to see more bench play and assists but I am very happy with the result. I wonder about how tired they will be tomorrow (especially the starters). Don't think they've played back-to-back games yet.
Also, gotta shout out John Kopriva again. Played extremely well on both ends of the court. I'm pretty sure he is averaging at least 1 charge taken/game.
12/22/2014 4:27:55 PM - Free Quebec - 5,908 posts (#2)
Ohio hung around in the first half by shooting a lucky 5-10 from three (including 1 really lucky bounce), and because Taylor and Ndour each score 2 FGs on sick moves that aren't easily repeatable. In the 2nd half, those crazy moves didn't work when we tightened up the D, and they reverted to their usual shooting (finishing at 28.6% - they came in at 29.4%).
We dominated the boards, Larsen was a man amongst boys inside, Savage and Garino made a bunch of plays, Kopriva played a really solid game with a ton of energy (to go with 2 threes, 10 points, and a number of good hustle plays).
Still concerned about Joe and Pato missing or not shooting wide open 3s, but on the positive side, Kethan hit a couple today.
12/22/2014 4:28:37 PM - gw alum - 116 posts (#137)
Well it is 11:30 Am on the island. So they have some time to rest/prep for tomorrows game.
12/22/2014 4:37:06 PM - LA Fan - 1,458 posts (#21)
Ohio made everything in the first half and missed everything in the 2nd. It may be the first game of the season that I have seen where I can say that all 5 GW starters played well. There just aren't that many things to critique on this one. This game was definitely a confidence builder for GW.
12/22/2014 4:37:17 PM - ELJ - 2,060 posts (#15)
Mrs. ELJ had me on an extended and extensive shopping excursion, so I mised the game. Anybody car to post the final score of the game, PLEASE!!!
12/22/2014 4:38:42 PM - Mentzinger - 3,447 posts (#7)
Agree MVP goes to Kopriva, who took charges, set solid screens, got rebounds and presented a credible threat from 3, opening the interior for Larsen. Nice work Colonials! #RaiseHigh!
12/22/2014 4:39:52 PM - Goo Colonials Go - 11 posts (#230)
77-49. Larsen leads the way with 19 and 15. Savage with 18 points. Pato with 15.
12/22/2014 4:40:13 PM - Mentzinger - 3,447 posts (#7)
12/22/2014 4:40:27 PM - lt - 26 posts (#215)
Couple of observations:
- We did a better job in the second half of getting run out baskets and need to continue to do so to take advantage of the speed and finishing abilities of Garino and Savage.
- GW did an excellent job of getting Larsen touches in the second half and running its offense off of him.
- Man to man defense in the second half responsible for giving up only 15 points- much better rotations and hedging on screens to take away open shots
- McDonald is our best defensive rebounder in traffic
- Overall a good start in the tournament and a solid all around effort on both sides of the ball
12/22/2014 4:49:41 PM - ELJ - 2,060 posts (#15)
Wow, thanks, Mentz. You da mensh!
12/22/2014 4:55:19 PM - The MV - 4,548 posts (#4)
Not a lot of time to post but I can't help but think that we caught Ohio at the perfect time. This is a very solid program as FQ alluded to in a different thread but at this moment, they are not a very good team. Way too much one-on-two by the Bobcats in the second half.
John played very well but let's not kid ourselves over who today's MVP was. When it came to Kevin Larsen, as the cheer suggests, "you (they) can't (couldn't) stop him."
12/22/2014 5:15:47 PM - BC - 1,330 posts (#24)
Some good thing: Only 8 tournovers the entire game. Ohio only took 3 FTs the entire game! GW outrebounded Ohio 44-28.
12/22/2014 5:19:16 PM - CPots - 355 posts (#63)
Great overall performance - nice to see expectations met/exceeded.
ELJ, how can you post here but not find a score?
12/22/2014 5:26:31 PM - Tuna Can - 1,568 posts (#19)
BC, they made up their rebounding margin off our missed FTs
12/22/2014 5:32:04 PM - herve - 8,786 posts (#1)
12/22/2014 5:33:41 PM - herve - 8,786 posts (#1)
12/22/2014 5:36:40 PM - herve - 8,786 posts (#1)
DePaul and CO neck-and-neck so far.
12/22/2014 5:43:40 PM - Goo Colonials Go - 11 posts (#230)
The dunk: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=12067530
12/22/2014 5:44:00 PM - Goo Colonials Go - 11 posts (#230)
12/22/2014 5:48:24 PM - GAlum2001
Clearly Savage has lost a step :)
12/22/2014 6:00:43 PM - class o 70 - 5 posts (#236)
any idea as to what time the game is tomorrow???
12/22/2014 6:04:40 PM - G-Dubber - 330 posts (#68)
12/22/2014 6:19:39 PM - Coshmine - 3 posts (#238)
Dude, the MVP of GW is McDonald even though Larsen was the best today. Cause with out Joe GW doesn't win a lot of games.
12/22/2014 6:22:28 PM - herve - 8,786 posts (#1)