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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. St. Francis - PreGame/InGame 12/9, 3pm on: Yesterday at 10:56:58 am
Thing that I took out of this game is I donít think I saw anyone ever smile.

This has been theme all year. Guys playing up tight and pressing. They need to relax and let their ability take over. The Rutgers game is good right now because we have nothing to lose.
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs. St. Francis - PreGame/InGame 12/9, 3pm on: December 09, 2017, 03:11:52 pm
Game hasn't started. Maybe delayed?
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 08, 2017, 12:49:40 pm
Agreed Vin, he is completely unorthodox, herky jerky. Some guys can play that way.... There was a very small snippet last year where he played well but most people took that with a grain of salt.and gave him a let's wait and see.... I think now, we have seen.......NEXT!

It is not that Havsa hasn't been consistent. It is that none of our guards outside of Taveres have played especially well on offense.
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 07, 2017, 04:57:06 pm
Regarding the returning players who I have seen shoot 3s better -

Chartouny has the most near misses, in and outs, and is the best bet to improve
Tavares I feel will always be streaky from deep
Slanina at times does not rise up confidently and is the guy who before he releases it you can best predict whether it's going in or not
Havsa is not a 3 point shooter and the GW game was blind squirrel finding an acorn
Pekarek is a raft adrift in a nor'easter

Pretty much agree here. I don;t expect Tavares, Havsa or Pekarek to make huge jumps in 3%. Slanina has been fine.

It really comes down to Chartouny, Hicks, Evans, Raut. Those 4 have taken 114 3's and made 28. 25% form the 4 guys we would have expected to be our best 3 point shooters. Just not good enough.

We need less takes from Taveres, Havsa, and Pekarek and more makes from the other 5. Really as simple as that. The rest of the coaching stuff is small bananas comparatively. 
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 07, 2017, 11:23:55 am
Good point.  Harvard went 100% (7-7) on FT in the 2nd half, we went 50% (2-4).  I know 3's are the big problem, but since that didn't happen had Tavares just made the other two FT's we could have saved this in OT.

All shooting is the problem.
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 07, 2017, 10:51:31 am
I did not see most of the game, but (for karmic reasons that probably have to do with all the bad things I have done in my life) I did tune in to see the Havsa dribbling exhibition and the Evans vapor lock.  A couple of questions: in both instances why doesn't Chartouny have the ball in his hands? I know he's been a season long funk on offense but he's supposed to be the leader on the team.  And, how in the name of all that is good and holy do you only go to the line 5 times at home?

And I know there are plenty of valid questions of how JN handled things last night, but I think that the players have to make plays at the end.  And these aren't plays of the spectacular variety, just dribble with a purpose to the basket/inbound the basketball. These are fundamental plays that weren't executed, not coaching errors.

Very good point. JC and Taveres need to demand the ball in these situations. You are Seniors. Act like it. Mandell Thomas would have demanded the ball and knocked down 2 FTs.
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 07, 2017, 09:51:13 am
Its vexing. In 30 + years of watching Fordham hoops this may be the very best defensive team I have ever seen. And the numbers bear that out.

Flip side we have an offense predicated on the 3....and we are now dead last in country in 3 point percentage a quarter of the way through season.



If we had the 250th best team on offense in the country we would be 5-3.
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 07, 2017, 09:42:15 am
True. Winning helps one ignore the elephant in the room, but the talent level has been questioned for quite some time and the reason for the lack of talent gets avoided b/c some, myself included, don't want the topic brought up in every thread. I failed at that last night b/c we should have been up by much more at the 1:24 mark and I think that was entirely due to talent.

I agree completely. While winning changes the narrative it does not change the fact that we should have pulled away in the 2nd half with the defense we played and the way Harvard shot. Maybe it is lack of talent, maybe lack of confidence, maybe lack of killer instinct. Something is lacking.

If it is talent we will find out the rest of the year. I was hoping it was more confidence based on past results but with each game that goes by it gets harder and harder to make the case.

On a positive note: I went to the Hartford Christmas reception last night and followed the game on my phone. Very nice event and the Development person mentioned to the crowd that we had 6 point lead at half (I knew that was the beginning of the end). You can say a lot of things about McShane but he is really good at these events. The spiel he does to early action accepted students that he is trying to convince to come is a sight to behold.
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 07, 2017, 09:37:18 am
Think about it: if we close out a game we are up 6 with 1.24 left there is no facilities or coaching discussion.  Not one word.  The narrative is we won ugly against a good team.  But we find a way to lose primarily because our most highly touted recruit sought after by schools in P5 and A-10 fouls a three point shooter and does not inbound the ball.  So here we are 3-5 should be 5-3.  Infuriating. 

After one of the made shot timeouts we gave up a wide open drive to the basket.  This game was a disaster by Neubauer.  He can coach but this was a bad game by him. 

I was thinking about this last night (it is a sickness) about how narrative changes based on a 1 point difference or a possession here or there. Doesn't really make much sense when you think about it.

The most infuriating thing to me is that we have a built what looks like a VERY GOOD defensive basketball team. In typically Fordham fashion we also seem to have a one of the worst offensive teams in D-1. We can't get to 50 at home. You can't make this stuff up.
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 07, 2017, 08:57:02 am
Up 6 with 1:24 left and we foul the three point shooter who happens to be their best free throw shooter.  Then get a quick 5 second call but still our fault because we canít inbound the effing ball.  Then we leave open a 52% three point shooter who up to that point shot was 1-5.  You canít make this up.

Slanina was exhausted end of first half when he bricked 3 shots in a row.  No sub.
Pekarek goes 1-6 from 3 unacceptable to let him shoot that much.
Perris Hicks was atrocious tonight we told you this would happen.
We had enough talent to win this game what we lacked was a good substitution pattern, red light for some of our guys, basketball IQ and guts down the stretch.

Up 6 with 1:24 left we had a 90%  of winning according to ESPN. 


Losing a 90%er is becoming a staple. The GW home loss, Mason A-10 game, Miami Ohio, and now this. The Neubauer era looks different if we win 3 of those 4.

The issues are there whether we held on or not. I still think we are more competitive than our previous coaching staffs. Remember those staffs lost these games as well usually by double digits. There are clearly issues but the fact that there is a shred of hope makes it even worse.
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 07, 2017, 08:49:58 am
fholbr, if you see an edit on your post it is b/c I am fixed your misquote.

Quinny has better facilities than we do and they are in a conference they can win. With our setup, the best we will do in the A10 is compete to finish in the top half.

This is a very good point. Quinny is a great situation for a coach on the rise. It could be argued that our situation is one of the worst for a coach trying to get to a Power 5 job.
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 06, 2017, 09:11:05 pm
Earler today you were the eternal optimist. What happened? Seriously we all share the pain.

One can only take so much. This defies reason. Pecora and Dw teams getting blown out made sense. They sucked and lost. This makes no sense.
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 06, 2017, 08:48:35 pm
I give up
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 06, 2017, 02:27:38 pm
Agreed. Talk about on January 6, not December 6. Lets go.

Love the attitude. Tre, Joe, Havsa, Pekarek, and everyone else should forget everything that has happened thus far, shoot the ball with confidence like they have all their life, and knock down some kill shots tonight.

Confidence can change on a dime. You saw flashes of the confidence coming back vs. Maine. Why not tonight for the breakout?
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Official National Coaching Search Thread on: December 06, 2017, 02:15:07 pm
Excellent news? Yay we are gonna pay someone else 150k to hire our new coach..How about the AD takes ownership here. These search firms are tied in to their own guys it's a big scam.. anyone on this board can do an hour of research and come up with a list of coaches to target

What this does is it removes bias out of the process. Everyone has bias built in whether that be on personal preference of style, location bias (someone close by), or whatever. We saw this in spades with Frank. No I don't expect Dave Roach to run a Division 1 athletic program and also be able to uncover every possibility of coach from across the country.

Good use of money. Do you think Miss St. would have had a coordinator from PennState on the top of their list?
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 06, 2017, 12:20:49 pm
We are way overthinking small sample sizes. I agree some of the numbers are mind boggling but let's see where we net out.
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Official National Coaching Search Thread on: December 06, 2017, 10:21:44 am
Um, UNH was the # 1 overall seed when we played them.  They didn't even finish in the Top 20 this year.

Very fair point. I just thought it was notable that he competed with a CAA team at a NEC school when he didn't have his starting QB.
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Official National Coaching Search Thread on: December 06, 2017, 09:15:12 am
I believe that the only way to go is to hire someone from a big program. You get 5-10 1A transfers in the door over 2 years. Players from the school that the coach is currently at, and players he was recruiting to that level who are unhappy elsewhere. Would we have competed to this level without Nebrich, Anderson, Tebucky Jones Jr., or Pretlow ?  You need that immediate talent infusion.

There is no doubt that hiring a 1-A assistant could come with the benefit of some transfers ala Joe M with Nebrich/Tebucky, etc.

If we don't go in the that direction, I think we should look at Pete Rossamando. His career trajectory is very impressive. Assistant at Albany. Then to New Haven where he got them to #3 in D-2 and National Coach of the year. Then at Central he got them to 8-4 in year 4 (almost 9-3 as they had us on the ropes). He also went ot UNH in the first round and lost 14-0 (Much better than Joe did vs. UNH in the playoffs) He also did that with his back-up QB as suspended the starter the week before the game. Takes some guts to do that. Also a Staten Island kid although that matters less.

http://www.ccsubluedevils.com/sports/fball/coaches/Rossomando?view=bio



Also of note. He had 3 D-1 transfers on his roster at CCSU. 2 brothers from WVU (leading rusher and DB) and a Temple transfer.
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Official National Coaching Search Thread on: December 05, 2017, 03:30:52 pm
John Bowes.  Afro


Who did AB recommend  Evil
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 04, 2017, 08:52:07 am
All I know is if we are going to win we need both Tre Evans and Perris Hicks to play well.  Evil
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Harvard @ Fordham Pregame/In-game 12/6/17 7PM on: December 04, 2017, 08:50:30 am
McShane gonna be courtside for this one.

Nope it is the same day as the President's Christmas reception in Hartford so he will be at the Goodwin hotel. I am deciding between the two and probably will punish myself by sitting in front of the computer.  Huh?

I am sure Mcshane is not happy with having to miss this game out of all the games.
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Tracking Our *CURRENTLY* Signed/Committed Recruits on: December 03, 2017, 05:37:45 pm
Scott Golden‏ @HoopExchange Dec 1
Fordham signee, Nick Honor (Lake Highland Prep) just rises to the level to perform well against anyone every time!

Averaging 23 ppg and his team is 4-0.


This is also good.
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why cant our players shoot? on: December 01, 2017, 04:33:06 pm
Hey, Sanchez is 2-2 from 3 in his career!

Trying to find Nick Honor's stats. All I can find is his freshman year in high school.  39% on pretty high volume.

It's true that a lot of these guys shot well in high school.  Hicks is now backing that up.  Get JC back to last year, or just his career numbers.  Man, there's the real disaster JC 2-20, Evans 0-14 (he was over 40% in juco), Havsa 0-7, Pekarek 1-9.  3-50?  6%?  I think it got in their heads.

Last year's team got better in conference, except Sengfelder killed us.  He was our volume 3 shooter and he cratered to about 30%

My prediction is still rest of season we are over 35%. And since I made that prediction we are 13-35 (.371). 

These guys aren't even looking for 3's right now (except Pekarek). They need to get their confidence back.
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs E.Tenn St. - Pre-Game/In-Game 11/29/17, 7pm at RHG on: December 01, 2017, 04:11:53 pm
We're desperate to find someone who can score. Hawkins was that guy, and was more important to our wins last year than people realize. He could drive, shoot, or penetrate and dish. He was a threat. A threat we do not have yet this year.

I disagree. Will Taveres has been this threat and actually better than Hawk was last year early on.

The difference is that the complementary players have struggled big time. JC is so important to this team. We need to get him going.
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs E.Tenn St. - Pre-Game/In-Game 11/29/17, 7pm at RHG on: November 30, 2017, 08:37:10 pm
Final thought right now:  Is Chris Downing any practical and useful option for some time up front with our depleted roster?

Why would a 6-8 Downing be a better option then the 6-7 Pekarek and 6-7 Raut. Those guys are only 1 inch shorter than Bunting and are the same height as Sengfelder. Those are the guys we need to step up and taje those minutes.

Taveres, Hicks, JC, Evans, and Havsa will rotate at the other 3 spots.
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: UMaine @ Fordham Pregame/In-Game 12/2/17 2PM on: November 30, 2017, 05:06:19 pm
Lots of doom and gloom around here and I get it. I am very disappointed by both the losses and the injuries. I think Rich was smart to remind people the situation we were in last year. We had lost 9 of 10 and Hawkins and AA looked lost. One win against Davidson turned the entire season around and we played 7 guys in that game.

It is yet to be seen who could be our Hawk, AA, and Sengfelder this year but guys will get a chance. Taveres can certainly play the part of Hawk. Will Perris Hicks be our AA? Can Raut and Pekarek give us something resembling CS? Can JC get his Mojo back?

It is way too early to call this a lost season but guys will need to step up and improve just like guys stepped up last year.
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Will We we win another Game? on: November 30, 2017, 04:33:18 pm
RE: Bunting, you don't know that. Gazi was one of the most unproductive players in all of D1. You need 2 legit forwards.

Well I don't KNOW any of this for sure. Just like you don't know how many basketball players we have for next season only 6 games into this season.
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Will We we win another Game? on: November 30, 2017, 01:42:30 pm
Could see us winning 2 of the next 3 and then 2 more of the following 12.

Interested in player development. Need to know if Tre Evans is going to be one of the answers.

18-19: Slanina, Chuba, Portley, Evans, Austin, Honor, Hicks, Raut.

That's eight basketball players. Need eleven. Need more talent. Need more athletes. Need more forwards.

Bunting should be back who would help and Gazi is a Big East transfer so not sure why we would disregard him. I agree that this year is showing that we need at least 1 moire big body.
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs E.Tenn St. - Pre-Game/In-Game 11/29/17, 7pm at RHG on: November 30, 2017, 12:41:00 pm
Forbes was very smart by going small in the second half, this was a big factor in their limiting turnovers.  Hodges was their "big" at 6' 6" and he and 6' 4" Bradford outworked everyone in white on the glass.  We've had games this year with a bigger rebounding deficit than -14, but considering we actually got outshot by 3 attempts and the teams combined to shoot 55%, this IMO was our worst rebounding performance of the season.

Yes agreed. Many big possessions on defense we failed to get the rebound. Those were killer.
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham vs E.Tenn St. - Pre-Game/In-Game 11/29/17, 7pm at RHG on: November 30, 2017, 12:28:26 pm
Also shouldn't we give ETSU some credit. They played a good game. They shot the ball very well. Their guards did not turn it over and they hit FTs. AS Rich said this is Kenpom top 130 team and they played well. SOmetimes that happens.
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