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Seton Hall 55, South Florida 47: Stats and keys

by - Published January 24, 2013 in Columns

NEWARK, N.J. – On an extremely brutal mercury plunging night, Seton Hall left visiting South Florida in the cold posting a 55-47 victory at the Prudential Center on Wednesday. The pace was to South Florida’s liking, but that slower tempo did not  deter the Pirates.

A look at the key numbers:

Possessions:

South Florida 55
Seton Hall 53

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St. Peter’s takes some positives despite close loss to Loyola-Chicago

by - Published December 23, 2012 in Columns

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – When you break down film undoubtedly the technical errors will surface. In the wake of Loyola-Chicago’s 54-49 victory over St. Peter’s at Yanitelli Center, a number jumps off the stat sheet, 6 of 19. That is the result for the Peacocks on the foul line. The main points:

1. Numbers wise the pace was slow to moderate as Loyola had 66 possessions to St. Peter’s 62. The efficiencies show the type of afternoon it was:

Loyola-Chicago 82
St. Peter’s 79

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NJIT edges Army with a wild finish

by - Published December 13, 2012 in Columns

NEWARK, N.J. – The university is nationally, if not internationally, known and respected for its academics and research. Mention NJIT and you are conversing about one of academia’s “heavy hitters”. Regardless, even the brightest minds or intelligence would not be able to explain what happened in the Highlanders’ win over Army.

NJIT scored 16 first half points, followed by 53 following intermission to post a 69-67 victory over Army. It was a game coach Jim Engles’ club trailed most of by double figures. It was a turnaround even Engles admits, “I just have no explanation for.”

One thing NJIT did in the final half was extend pressure and push the ball on offense. Army, interestingly enough, is an uptempo team, averaging 72  possessions entering the game. Wouldn’t the faster pace be better suited to the visitors?

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Duke-Temple: Points of emphasis

by - Published December 10, 2012 in Columns

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – College basketball was back in the Izod Center, but the feature matchup turned out one-sided. Duke defeated Temple 90-67.

1. If you are a Duke hater, this probably won’t be your year. No one-and-done looms for these Blue Devils. They are 9-0 with wins over Kentucky, Minnesota, VCU, Louisville, Ohio State and now Temple. In this game the Blue Devils did a fine job dismantling a good Temple team and have a nice inside/outside mix. They also have strong ball-sure defense as usual.

2.  There are multiple weapons. Mike Krzyzewski has a post presence in Mason Plumlee, an inside/out big in Ryan Kelly, and the steady lead guard in Quinn Cook. We can’t forget Seth Curry and Rasheed Sulamon, who can step outside and hit shots. Duke runs their well-patented motion offense but is comfortable putting the pedal to the floor in transition.

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St. Peter’s 64, Iona 62: The numbers and difference a week made

by - Published December 7, 2012 in Columns

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Iona and St. Peter‘s battled it out in a down to the wire game at Yanitelli Center. The Peacocks upset Iona 64-62 on Wednesday  in the type of contest that will be the norm in the MAAC this season. Blaise French hit a shot in the lane with the shot clock running out and under five seconds remaining.

The possessions:

Iona 70
St. Peter’s 71

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The Jimmy V: Analysis and teams headed in opposite directions

by - Published December 6, 2012 in Columns

NEW YORK – It was a doubleheader with a little of both. The Jimmy V Classic featured one lopsided game followed by a close, down to the wire affair.

Scores:

Georgetown 64, Texas 41
NC State 69, UCONN 65

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Rick Majerus: The loss of an icon

by - Published December 3, 2012 in Columns

LYNDHURST, N.J.The first move was taking the year off from coaching. Then, retirement was the next step. All the while you hoped for the best and that these moves would improve the situation. Ultimately, they didn’t. As we enter the joys of the holiday season we were saddened to hear of the passing of coach Rick Majerus. More than simply a coach, Majerus was a mentor, friend, source of inspiration and/or comfort… just so much to so many.

The story goes how Majerus tried out for the Marquette team. Coach Al McGuire told him to forget it, there was no talent there to speak of.  Majerus cried, then later embarked on a career in coaching. In the realm of basketball lifers, Majerus was the leader, if there was one. The sound of the ball making contact with hardwood or asphalt was like a symphony to him.

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FDU 66, St. Peter’s 61: Numbers and the coach’s concerns

by - Published December 1, 2012 in Columns

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Fairleigh Dickinson made a late run to post a come from behind 66-61 win over St. Peter’s at Yanitelli Center. In a Wednesday night matchup, the visiting Knights earned their third straight victory to even their season record at 3-3.

Our look at the numbers begins with the possessions:

FDU 67
St. Peter’s 69

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Seton Hall 76, St. Peter’s 61: Box score analysis and Willard’s praise

by - Published November 26, 2012 in Columns

NEWARK, N.J. – Seton Hall continued its hot start by winning their fifth game in six tries, defeating St. Peter’s 76-61 at the Prudential Center on Sunday. St. Peter’s, who started off with a three-game win streak, featured by a win at Rutgers, dropped a second straight to fall to 3-2. The numbers of note:

Possessions:

St.Peter’s                  61
Seton Hall                 66

The Hall got out in transition the second half but for the most part, St. Peter’s did a good job dictating tempo.

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For Delaware: They were thankful for the NIT experience

by - Published November 24, 2012 in Columns

NEW YORK – In generalities he knew this was big. Taking a closer look at specifics told how big it was. Coach Monte Ross realized the Pre-Season NIT represented three things for his program:

1. Exposure
2. Competition
3. Opportunity

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