Created: 11/26/2014 8:58:04 AMReplies: 9
11/26/2014 8:58:04 AM - herve - 8,697 posts (#1)
Jayson Gee has his work cut-out for himself as he tries to field a competitive team and new faces across the board are his current answer to the Lancers problems. Five transfers, including several JUCOs, along with four freshmen have given Longwood a whole new look and a better winning percentage early on in the season. But a glaring lack of height has hurt every facet of Longwood's game. Toss-in sloppy ball-handling causing numerous empty trips and you get the expected bulging RPI.
OFFENSE: Edge: GW
Longwood would ideally like to be an up-tempo team with multiple scorers getting shots off a pressure defense. While they do a good job of spreading their field goal attempts around, they are generating few transition buckets and are left to play a half-court game where they have major ball-handling issues. They are quite bad at getting to the line and rarely get second-chance points.
DEFENSE: Edge: GW
The Lancers would like to press on defense, instead they simply end up stopping nothing at all. They are consistently playing from behind on the defensive end, trying to cover their numerous weaknesses. When they are failing to limit scoring opportunities, they are fouling. They have almost zero post defense.
REBOUNDING: Edge: GW
With only three players on the roster over 6'6, it's not hard to imagine Longwood getting crushed on the boards. Only Nwogobo has the body to gather rebounds with the rest of the squad getting easily thrown around anywhere near the hoop. Offensive rebounds are quite rare and the guards do little to help.
BACKCOURT: Edge: GW
Taylor is the Lances best all-around player and passer who is willing to fight for a board as well as hit from behind the arc. Allen can provide some jumpers and has improved his offense.
FRONTCOURT: Edge: GW
Nwogbo is Longwood's only consistent scoring threat, terrifc at FTs, but has big foul problems because he's asked to do everything on his own in the paint. Johnson has never met a turnover he couldn't committ, nor a foul he couldn't reach for. Geter provides the occassional rebound, but is little more than a warm body.
BENCH: Edge: GW
Badowski can score off the bench with the '3. Fisher is the Lancer's best on-ball defender. Obi-Rapu is a walking foul-fest.
The Lancers will have fewer places to hide than the guy who farts on the International Space Station. GW by 26.
11/26/2014 8:59:38 AM - BM - 4 posts (#243)
11/26/2014 9:33:02 AM - The MV - 4,491 posts (#3)
If thetre is a God, there will be no return game next season. Or ever.
83-61 GW. Kevin gets going with 19 and 12.
11/26/2014 10:01:14 AM - Long Suffering Fan - 3,619 posts (#5)
GW willcome out with a lathargic effort in the first half, fall behind by as many as 10 points in the first half, causing many in the crowd of 14 (LSF and 13 others) to think in the back of their heads that we could lose this game and the season will unravel. We will then rally in the first half on the efforts of one of the non-Japanese freshman and go on to win by the 26 that Herve is predicting (76-50).
11/26/2014 10:08:40 AM - bobo - 2,989 posts (#7)
For the other 13 in attendence tonight, I'm sure LSF is a pure joy to be around at Thanksgiving.
Beat down, beat down, beat down.
Longwood looks to throw up a lot of 3s and misses a bunch of them.
Lonergan is probably still pissed about the 2nd half of the UVA game and GW will jump on Longwood's early defensively and will cruise. Larsen getting lots of looks down low early. Double didget minutes for a bunch of freshmen.
11/26/2014 10:38:54 AM - pops - 374 posts (#60)
i agree with everything but your score. do you guys really think we aren't going to beat these guys as badly as we beat Grambling?
11/26/2014 10:41:49 AM - ziik - 2,610 posts (#9)
How does ML use the game? To build up Kevlar and Kopriva, or to develop the bench?
11/26/2014 10:42:27 AM - rocket - 614 posts (#38)
Cripes, I sure hope we don't give up 65 to these guys after holding the Cavs to 59. I'll be one of the 13 though.
11/26/2014 10:50:19 AM - SHOFAZ + 1 - 25 posts (#222)
11/26/2014 10:55:21 AM - Pkgw - 131 posts (#132)
LSF, Rocket - I will be joining you as well. Sure beats hanging with the in-laws that have invaded my house.