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Old 12-18-2021, 06:59 AM   #1
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The Ashland University Eagles are a D2 program located 2 hrs and 45 min away from Clifton off I-71 in northern Ohio. They play in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference and are 5-3 on the season.

Their only game against D1 competition this season was a preseason exhibition against Valparaiso (NET #239) where they lost 87-78.

This game will not count towards our NET ranking/NCAA tournament resume and with it being against our (most likely) overmatched opponent of the season, it will hopefully allow for us to establish an offensive rhythm early in the game.

Hoping to see the end of the bench get extended minutes and build their confidence.

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Old 12-18-2021, 01:23 PM   #2
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Saturday, December 18th, 2021
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The Ashland University Eagles are a D2 program located 2 hrs and 45 min away from Clifton off I-71 in northern Ohio. They play in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference and are 5-3 on the season.

Their only game against D1 competition this season was a preseason exhibition against Valparaiso (NET #239) where they lost 87-78.

This game will not count towards our NET ranking/NCAA tournament resume and with it being against our (most likely) overmatched opponent of the season, it will hopefully allow for us to establish an offensive rhythm early in the game.

Hoping to see the end of the bench get extended minutes and build their confidence.
Lovely start. If we cant get the ball and score in paint on these guys…we aren’t going to.
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We're going through the motions on both ends of the court and look horrible.
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I just started watching. Apparently we're down 10-2 for points in the paint, which isn't a great sign.
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I just started watching. Apparently we're down 10-2 for points in the paint, which isn't a great sign.
Not even trying to get it inside at all
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Old 12-18-2021, 02:15 PM   #6
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We've got a nice lead now and the defense has been fairly good (though Ashland misses a lot of open shots and FT's) but still haven't been running good offense. Our offense is pretty much let DDJ iso or Saunders score on the fast break. If we can't run real offense against Ashland, it's not a good sign. DDJ iso isn't going to cut it against Houston.
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Around the 10 minute mark of the second half, Lakhin got up to go in and Miller told him to sit back down and sent Koval in instead. A few minutes later Lakhin went to the locker room and then came back out with a trainer, looked to be limping a bit. My guess is he aggravated his ankle again, probably not too bad, but enough to keep him outfor the remainder of the game.
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Old 12-18-2021, 02:57 PM   #8
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Ado had 0 FG attempts. That tells me all I need to know about the offense they are running. The post players should have had numerous attempts and there should not have been any 3s attempted. They have no idea how to exploit the advantages they possess.
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The good:
-Confidence and shot-making by Davenport and DeJulius
-The outcome was decided at the 12 minute mark of the 2nd half once we went up 25.

The bad:
-Couldn't get the bigs involved offensively
-MAW had his worst game of the season
-Outside of a few buckets from Saunders the bench gave us nothing
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The good:
-Confidence and shot-making by Davenport and DeJulius
-The outcome was decided at the 12 minute mark of the 2nd half once we went up 25.

The bad:
-Couldn't get the bigs involved offensively
-MAW had his worst game of the season
-Outside of a few buckets from Saunders the bench gave us nothing
Really no one other than Davenport and DDJ gave us anything on offense. They combined for almost 2/3rd of our points. Only 4 guys scored more than 4 points and only 2 more than 8 points. Really scary how lacking in options our offense was. Teams like Houston are going to be able to take away our top couple of options.
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