Game 16: GMU (8-7 / 1-1) vs St. Joe’s (8-9 / 2-4) on Monday, January 24, at 7PM. RESCHEDULED

GMUgemini

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One last post from me about tonight's game.

Oduro = stud.

When we had trouble in-bounding the ball at the end of the game, KE took Johnson aside during the time out and "showed" him how you shake you defender free with a bit of mis-direction. Damn if KE isn't quick, or quicker, than XJ!!

Pretty sure English would average 23-24 per game if he suited up.

English is younger than Will Thomas and Will Thomas is still starting in the EuroLeague
 

Quentin Daniels

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Looking at the box score, it's really pretty f'n incredible that we won this game.

- Hawks shot 50% from behind the arc on 26 attempts vs. just 23% on 22 attempts for Mason
- Out rebounded us 30 to 23
- Had 17 assists to our 12

They did turn it over 17 times though (vs. just 4 for Mason) and of course wouldn't have been in it w/out one of the all-time great performances in program history by Josh.
 

GMUgemini

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Looking at the box score, it's really pretty f'n incredible that we won this game.

- Hawks shot 50% from behind the arc on 26 attempts vs. just 23% on 22 attempts for Mason
- Out rebounded us 30 to 23
- Had 17 assists to our 12

They did turn it over 17 times though (vs. just 4 for Mason) and of course wouldn't have been in it w/out one of the all-time great performances in program history by Josh.

Mason shot 77% from 2 in the second half. That’s a pretty incredible stat line. And yeah, those turnovers made a big difference as Mason had 11 more shot attempts than St Joes.
 

MASONscott

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Mason shot 77% from 2 in the second half. That’s a pretty incredible stat line. And yeah, those turnovers made a big difference as Mason had 11 more shot attempts than St Joes.
I always look at the Game Flow charts after games. Love the closeout well illustrated in the graphic on this "could have gone either way" type game.

similar to the Dayton game graphic

Learning to win?
 

mkaufman1

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Last night I saw a lot of what English talked about.

Toughness- whether it was diving to a loose ball, getting stops, big rebound. All toughness.
Effort- Everything was left on the floor last night.

If you find a way to win where the other team shoots well from deep, and you don't, its like what everyone else has said. Thats very impressive. Polite has been terrible but he stepped up and contributed with XJ.

I could keep going on, but to me last night is a good indicator of what we should expect going forward.
 

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KE mentioned in presser that Joe's wasn't giving them the three. I'd like to see how they did it bc too many games were lost this year giving open looks from deep.
 

GMUgemini

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KE mentioned in presser that Joe's wasn't giving them the three. I'd like to see how they did it bc too many games were lost this year giving open looks from deep.

When Oduro got the ball in the post they tried to guard him straight up instead of collapsing on him or doubling him. Of course, they didn’t have a big who could hang with him, so eventually they started trying to double him and that’s when it opened up for the other guys.
 

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