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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Men's basketball
« on: December 02, 2022, 09:04:31 AM »
Disappointing loss.  To put that much effort in and give the gave away late is tough.  NKU made big shots every time it looked like YSU was starting to get in control.  For whatever reason, YSU cannot beat NKU; that's 10 losses in the last 11.  24 turnovers is ridiculous.  That's one thing this team really needs to cut down on and you'd think with an older and experienced team, this wouldn't be an issue.

And I understand holding for the last shot, but it just seems like YSU continually lets too much time go off the clock before they even consider getting in their offense.  As much as I love DC, it just feels like time and time again when he has the ball for the last shot nothing good has come from it. 

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU - W. IL MBB
« on: November 26, 2022, 05:10:16 PM »
The technical was for the shot clocks not working. 

Good win for YSU to head into 2 tough road Horizon League games against NKU & Wright State.

The game started as a continuation of the Navy game.  WI hit some 3's and YSU gave up a lot of easy layups and was down 8.  Then YSU's defense stepped up and really locked them down to take a 6-point lead at the half.  YSU continued that momentum in the 2nd half and grew the lead to 26.  I think WI got it down to 17 or 18 then YSU finished strong to win by 24.

Malik Green was tremendous with 21.  After a slow start, Adrian Nelson was big in the 2nd half finishing with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals! Nelson is averaging a double-double.  Thought Lovelace had a nice game as well as Rush and McBride.   

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU - W. IL MBB
« on: November 26, 2022, 03:10:13 PM »
Does anyone know what the technical on WI was before the game started?  I couldn't make out what the announcer said and Robb Schmidt must not have been aware in the first couple possessions. 

YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU - W. IL MBB
« on: November 26, 2022, 02:09:41 PM »
No ESPN coverage but looks like free streaming through WI's site

YSU is a 5.5 point favorite.  WI is 2-3.  They've lost 3 straight; lost to DePaul by 12, only put up 37 points in a 33-point loss to Central FL then lost to Texas Rio Grande Valley by 1.

Hoping for a better performance by YSU after the dud against Navy.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Navy
« on: November 20, 2022, 06:02:01 PM »
This game was  a nightmare.  Sorry coach C but I thought you over substituted when the starters were putting it on them and the back ups gave up a run and the lead. Let the starters go longer to keep their rythm going.

Help defense has been bad this season  Guards need to swipe down when other teams bigs are backing us down or a double team has to come.  Need to work on defense rotation.

Give Navy credit they spread the floor and put their shooters in great positions and Navy had multiple guys that can shoot it.

Not a good outing for Cohill which YSU depends on.   

Athletically we were the better team but today between the ears Navy was better.

Agree 100%

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Men's Hoops vs GC
« on: November 15, 2022, 06:56:05 PM »
I wasn't able to attend but did watch it on ESPN+.  Most times these type of games are hard to take much from.  I expected YSU to handle them more than they did, but at that same time this was 41 hours after putting forth a big effort on the road at Notre Dame.  Give GC credit, they came ready to play and hung with YSU early. 

Some of the pros for YSU was everyone played and scored.  60 bench points was impressive.  John Lovelace 6-6 from the FT line.  Coach continues to speak so highly of him and it's going to be fun to watch him continue to get better.  Adrian Nelson put up 14 points in 16 mins.  I think he's going to be a force all year.  Thought Myles Hunter looked good off the bench hitting 5-6.  Coach did pull him out fast after he missed a 3 early.

Some of the cons; 16 turnovers is way too many especially to a team like this.  YSU only turned them over 3 more times.  Still too many un contested layups.  Defense is still struggling and is giving up 77/game.  I never would have imagined they would have put up 68 on YSU even with YSU playing everyone. 

Seems like Garrett Covington is still a bit rusty and has been getting a lot of fouls called on him. 

Will Dunn has definitely bulked up since last season but hasn't contributed much yet. 

Jacori Owens still looks very hesitant and awkward with the ball.   

I really like Brandon Rush.  He's averaging nearly 13 a game off the bench and just plays really smooth.  Has a nice 3-point stroke too.

Tommy Fryda dressed for his first game.  Guess he's a Boardman graduate. 

Up next is UC San Diego Saturday followed by Navy on Sunday.


YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Men's basketball vs Notre Dame
« on: November 13, 2022, 10:32:33 PM »
There are no moral victories, but this is about as close to one as YSU could get it.

YSU played good enough offensively to win the game, but too many breakdowns defensively.  And every time YSU appeared to get a roll, ND would hit a big shot and didn't miss at the FT line.  YSU had some good looks from 3 that they didn't knock down and there were a few 3's that were ill advised. 

Nelson was unbelievable again and almost single handedly kept the game close in the first half.  He's going to be fun to watch.

Interesting to note that McBride came to the coaches and said he'd rather come off the bench. 

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Men's Basketball Home Opener against UTM
« on: November 09, 2022, 09:58:16 PM »
Other than settling for too many 3's in the first half which kept it close until late in the half, and giving up too many easy baskets the second half, I  thought it was a pretty complete game.

Green was outstanding the 2nd half and has played 2 really good games.  Nelson adds a lot of size that we've been lacking in recent years.  Lovelace was really impressive...hard to believe he's a freshman. 

The talent level on this team is something else.  If they can jell and play like a team and not get complacent, this could be a special year.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Men's Basketball Home Opener against UTM
« on: November 09, 2022, 03:56:25 PM »
Penguins need to play a complete game as we know they lost intensity the 2nd half againt Canisius.  Need to cut down on the turnovers.   Very excited about this group and probably need to temper my enthusiasm.

Agree 100%

YSU Penguin Athletics / Men's Basketball Home Opener against UTM
« on: November 09, 2022, 12:24:12 PM »
YSU is an 8 to 9 point favorite.

UTM was 8-22 last year ending the season losing their last 7 and are coming off a 22-point loss to Pitt on Monday night. 

They have 3 seniors and a graduate student, Parker Stewart, who started his career at Pitt then went to UTM followed up by Indiana and now back at UTM.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Men's basketball vs Canisius
« on: November 07, 2022, 09:50:22 PM »
Obviously the 33-3 run to end the first half decided the game and YSU looked like they were playing against a weak D3 school, but the first 11 mins and most of the second half Canisius outplayed YSU.  I think YSU lost its intensity there in the 2nd half when they had built the lead to 25. 

Way too many turnovers by YSU...20 to be exact. 

I thought Green and Nelson were men amongst boys.  Nelson still missed a few point blank shots.

Covington looked a bit rusty and didn't get a lot of PT outside starting both halfs.

Rush looked really smooth, and Lovelace looks impressive for a freshman.

Owens still struggles when he has the ball and struggles to finish.

Little surprised Dunn only played 2 mins. 

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Men's basketball vs Canisius
« on: November 07, 2022, 08:36:00 PM »
WOW what a run to end the half...33-3 and held Canisius without a FG the last 9:05!  Crazy to think YSU gave up 32 points in the first 11 mins then it was like a different game.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Men's basketball vs Canisius
« on: November 07, 2022, 07:02:44 PM »
YSU is a 3.5 point favorite.  Actually thought it would be more than that.  YSU handled them last year at home and they are predicted for last in the MAAC in the preseason coaches poll.

Will be interesting how Coach Calhoun handles the lineups in their non-conference games.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: MBB starts practice
« on: October 04, 2022, 08:44:47 AM »
Anyone know what happened to Mattia Acunzo?  He played HS at Kennedy.  Was at Toledo during the COVID year, transferred to Robert Morris last year and only played 3 games.  He then transferred to YSU at some point last year and was with the team the last several games.  Guessing he transferred again with YSU picking up several in the portal.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Preseason men's college basketball rankings
« on: August 12, 2022, 09:44:09 AM »
The Hoops Resource has YSU ranked 128, tops in the Horizon, and 21st in Mid Major

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