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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham v. Saint Louis - 2/18, 2:00pm - Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: Today at 02:03:35 pm
He makes a nice full court pass underhand on the run. I think someone showed him some old Pete Maravich footage.  Wink
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham v. Saint Louis - 2/18, 2:00pm - Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: Today at 12:50:04 pm
Nice highlights.  Sengfelder set nice high screens for the Anderson 3s. Once Anderson hit those outside shots it opened him up for drives, off pretty feeds from Havsa.  Ohams a nice feed on the break from Tavares.  Hawk can create his own shot and they fell.  Bunting with the boards and blocks so contributions across the board. 

Havsa will be all conference some day.
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham v. Saint Louis - 2/18, 2:00pm - Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 18, 2017, 03:31:18 pm
Just the opposite I was running him off early....that 9 of 10 streak seems like a lifetime ago.

I knew he'd be good.  All the reports were, and footage indicated, advanced playmaker.  He's got flair.
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham v. Saint Louis - 2/18, 2:00pm - Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 18, 2017, 02:38:40 pm
Uh oh.  Had them down 14 and FUV boys said Billikens looked beaten, now they've scored 8 in a row.  25-19.
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham v. Saint Louis - 2/18, 2:00pm - Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 18, 2017, 02:35:19 pm
Anderson en fuego! 4-4 from deep. 25-15.
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ St. John's 12/08/2016 Official Game Thread on: February 17, 2017, 05:39:21 pm
I sat behind our bench for the 1984 game vs. UNC as Coach Tom Penders guest. The game was tied at the half and Carolina fans were looking at each other like "what's happening here?' We gave the Tar Heels quite a scare that day. At the post-game Carolina reception I talked to Dean Smith, who said Tom Penders was one of the best young game coaches he had seen, and complimented our backcourt of Tony MacIntosh and Jerry Hobbie. A class act.



Always liked Penders.  He won wherever he went.

I went to Dean's basketball camp in 1977 and went to UNC, class of '86.  Hard to believe I'm older now then he was back when I was a freshman.  Good memories. RIP.
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: How Do We Finish in Conference? on: February 17, 2017, 01:13:40 pm
I think Davidson is worst case scenario. I would rather play GW or Lasalle. Hell I would even rather play Bona, Mason, or even Richmond.

Odds are fair that Davidson ends up 8-10, but even 7-11 or 6-12 are feasible.

The reason I'd like to finish 7th is I think GW is still likely to end up 10th, and yes, I'd rather face them.  Very unlikely to me that Lasalle finishes behind Davidson.  They own the tie break and Davidson has the harder schedule rest of way.

If we go 4-1 and beat La Salle, ending up 9 and 9, we are pretty likely to be 7th seed and playing GW.  If we end up 10th we likely get La Salle.  I'd rather be 7th and get GW.  Of course, it is conceivable Davidson falls to 10th, then you'd rather be 8 or 9 and get GW (likely 8 or 9 if Davidson is 10).

Of course if Davidson falls to 10th they may be worse than we think.  Their schedule is back-loaded.  Richmond and Rhodey on the road, Dayton at home, even Bonnies at home.  Tough sledding.
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ St. John's 12/08/2016 Official Game Thread on: February 17, 2017, 12:17:11 pm
Yeah those games sucked. No way around it. You need to beat Sub 200 teams even if you are banged-up. Just not enough experienced depth on the team yet.

Since KPW has given me dispensation (and thanks!):


Yes, those games were bad.  And partly the reason why we are, say, Kenpom 200, or Sagarin 184 (with a bullet!), and not higher.  But they are not that anomalous or unusual.  Losses akin to that happen to programs all the time.  Carolina in 2014 beat Louisville, Michigan State, Kentucky and Duke.  But they ended up Kenpom 29.  They lost at home to Belmont (97), @ UAB (156), and at home to NC State (62).  The Belmont loss is to a team 68 spots back in the ratings.  Almost like losing to Sacred Heart, 104 back (especially when your best player goes down).  Inexcusable.  It was the late game execution that was really deplorable against Sacred Heart.  At UAB loss for UNC (127 back of Carolina) is akin to loss to Manhattan (91 back of Fordham).  And really worse.  A team like UNC is heavily favored against UAB, the more you go down the rankings, the lower the spreads between teams.  Per sagarin's current ratings of the teams in those slots, UNC would have been a 10 point favorite.  Fordham would be a 3 point favorite today in Draddy per Sagarin.  If Sacred Heart was played today at Rose Hill Fordham would be about an 11.5 point favorite.  UNC would have been a 12 point favorite at home to Belmont that year (likely Vegas had it much bigger, at the time UNC was ranked higher and Belmont lower, but Belmont was coming off a kenpom top 50 finish).

Of course those were bad losses for UNC.  You get some fire Roy idiots come out of the woodwork now and then.

For Fordham perhap our expectations maybe were too high considering the losses of good vet players, and especially when JC went down.  Those were bad losses but nothing out of the ordinary.  But they piled up.  The team is obviously in a much better place now.  I thought at the time you have to see how it played out, because last year the team got better as the conference season played out.  The OOC last year was ranked 350 and we had a veteran team (JC accepted, but what an addition) that JN had improved, so they racked up wins.  This year we stumbled OOC and early in conference but luckily the players showed a lot more resilience than we did.
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: How Do We Finish in Conference? on: February 17, 2017, 11:39:26 am
If Fordham finished 8th or 9th right now it would look like Davidson would be the opponent, but Davidson has games @ Rhode Island and Richmond, and home against Dayton.  Even home against the Bonnies and @ Umass wouldn't be gimmes. 

If you just went by Kenpom and his home adjustment, Dayton and Rhode Island would be favorites.  Richmond by about 2.  The Bonnies would be 3.5 point dogs, UMass only a 1 point underdog at home.   If they go 2-3 they'd finish 8-10, but even 1-4 or worse is feasible.

I know this is all early and too many things can happen, but it would be awesome to get to 7th.  Then you are likely facing George Washington.    Although they are slight favorites in 4 of their remaining 5, but assuming we beat them.

Getting to 7th means finishing ahead of La Salle probably.  If we go 4-1 and finish 9-9, their schedule looks like: Saint Joe's at home (w), dogs at home versus Rhode Island (L) and slight dogs @ Umass (L) per sagarin.  Win at Saint Louis.  Lose to Fordham at home and they end up 9-9.  Split with Fordham.  Record against best team VCU 0-1.  Fordham beat VCU, 1-0.  Fordham gets the 7th seed.

Way ahead of myself.  Beat Saint Louis.  First things first.
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ St. John's 12/08/2016 Official Game Thread on: February 17, 2017, 11:03:36 am
The strength of the schedule was good for where we are as a program.  The problem, as with all weak schedules, is you need to rack up the wins. Last year we did that, this year we failed miserably for whatever reason. To be clear there is no excuse to lose to Manhattan and Sacred Heart. 


True.  Manhattan being a rivalry game adds a bit more variance.  For example, Duquesne beat Pitt this year.  Beating saint Peter's was actually a decent win.  Lipscomb is not bad but we should win at home.  And no excuses, but Chartouny missed most of Sacred Heart and was awful still against Manhattan.  He was hurt those two games against St. John's and Manhattan.

Which shouldn't have mattered as much as it did.  Still at that point you have lost 4 of the top 6 scorer's and the 3 best players from the first decent Fordham team in 8 or 9 years the year before. And you are 8 games into the season.  An awful loss.

Having gone through all that, the team seems far more prepared to be able to deal with Chartouny absences, as they have done so at times when he has fouled out.

Sorry for the word salad posts and rehashing this stuff.  I am sure everyone is saying Not This Thread Again!  Die St. John's Game Thread, Die!!
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ St. John's 12/08/2016 Official Game Thread on: February 17, 2017, 10:47:09 am
You beat me to it FDU is ranked 264.  As for our ranking when you lose to teams ranked 291 304 206 you are not going to have a respectable ranking.  As for our OOC schedule it was ranked 255 in the nation.  Better than last year but not murders row. 

Damn, yup, Fairleigh Dickinson.  And they aren't very good.  I should have read ahead before going over all the ranking systems.

And you are right, overall not a murderer's row, but some team's better than we thought. It was losing to the bad teams that really hurt.  But would a really strong OOC have made sense for this team?  Given how they performed?

Some other teams:  Duquesne non-conference rank 340, George Mason 271, the Bonnies 267, UMass 287.  All worse than Fordham.  Richmond 195.  Davidson, Rhode Island and Saint Joe's played tough schedules.  It's funny I just saw that NC State's OOC SOS was 304.  That definitely didn't help them prepare for the ACC, although they did play (and lose to) Illinois and Creighton.

255 is not an outlier for Fordham.  Last year was.  350.  Oof.  I think I read where some thought this year was worse, but clearly not.

2015 237
2014 269
2013 was a clear outlier as far as how good it was, 78
2012 281
2011 252
2010 251
2009 258
2008 163
2007 123
2006 102

Other than 2013, the OOC was last pretty quality the last time Fordham had some decent teams.

I think a lot of the complaints this year was the name recognition of opponents and the times and dates of the games.  Casual fans don't know Arlington is any good.  Traditional rivals Manhattan and St. John's were scheduled.  Been a bit since Hofstra or Iona.  And Notre Dame used to be a thing but not for a real while.  Georgetown in 2007 but before that 1979.

Conference schedules are getting longer so harder to get prime match-ups.  A blue blood like North Carolina.  Gave them a good game in 1988 at a "neutral site."  haha, in Greensboro.  That game went to overtime!  UNC was ranked 4th, and went to the Elite 8. J.R. Reid, Rick Fox, Scott Williams and King Rice.    Actually played them in '83, '84, '86 and '88, too.

Fordham finished kenpom 161 last year, but losing Rhoomes, Thomas and Severe, probably made sense not to ramp up the schedule too much.

They will probably ramp it up as they improve, and next year should be a little tougher.
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ St. John's 12/08/2016 Official Game Thread on: February 17, 2017, 10:16:54 am
I get the others, but how is Lipscomb, St. Peters and Fairfield higher than us in these rankings?

Ah, good point.  And on closer inspection I guess I should stop blindly parroting kenpom, which is a good source mostly.  Saint Peter's it seems pretty valid.  That's a big discrepancy.   They don't have any win as good as Fordham's big wins.  We beat them handily, of course.  They beat Monmouth.  They beat Manhattan twice handily, once at Draddy, which Fordham couldn't do.  Manhattan is Kenpom 291 so that's a bad loss.  Sacred Heart was a bad loss for Fordham.

Lipscomb obviously lost to Fordham.  Their best win is over Belmont (95).  And they beat Florida Gulf Coast, 212, and Mizzou, but Mizzou is bad this year, Kenpom 154.

Kenpom is adjusted for opponent quality.  I'm not sure if he weeds out Lipscomb's games against DII opponents the way RPI does.  He lists Lipscomb with 17 wins, but 3 were Div II blowouts, including Fisk by 79 points.

Other ranking systems:

Massey Composite (which is a composite of many raters, about 55 or so):

Saint Peter's 143
Lipscomb 150
[Whoops, editing this to take out fairfield; I think I both was confusing with Fairleigh Dickinson AND Rider, which is in the MAAC like Fairfield]
Fordham 212

Massey himself (kenpom likes him and Sagarin better than RPI)

Lipscomb 145
Saint Peter's 157
Fordham 200


Sagarin I know doesn't count DII games and lists Lipscomb with 14 wins:

Saint Peter's 143
Fordham 184
Lipscomb 190

That may be most accurate.  We had a DII game as well with NYIT, of course.  Fordham has by far the best wins of that group.  By this time I think we are clearly better.  And we beat all 3 of those teams.  We have recovered and they seem to have done so as well, to differing degrees.  Almost every system suggests Saint Peter's is better.  But I'd be fairly confident playing them again now.

Old school RPI has it:

Saint Peter's 156
Lipscomb 181
Fordham 190


They were all home games but those are mostly fair fights. Pretty much only Sagarin has Lipscomb behind us.  saint Peter's may be better than we think, although we beat them by a lot; fairly close losses to Notre Dame and Maryland.  We all prefer wins over Rhode Island, VCU and Davidson.

We definitely lost to some cupcakes (Sacred Heart and manhattan), and we went into a tailspin in non-conference and early in the conference.  No doubt.  But the overall picture of our non-conference schedule given the ranking now is it wasn't as bad as it seemed.  St. John's was coming off a horrible season but was so young last year, and although it shouldn't have been a blow out, they are pretty decent, even at 12-15 in the Big East.  ETSU and Arlington are consistently high rated.  Arlington's RPI is 43, so they almost have a chance at an at-large if they lose their conference tournament.

Anyway, you are right to question them being rated more highly.  On closer look I'd say sagarin has it about right    

13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ St. John's 12/08/2016 Official Game Thread on: February 17, 2017, 07:59:38 am
The out of conference schedule was mostly teams better than Fordham in the kenpom rankings as of now.  It seemed to prep us pretty well despite the disaster it seemed. A lot of new guys to blend in plus injuries, coaches learning what would work.  Not to telitigate. 👹

Kenpom rank:

East Tennessee 65
Arlington 69
St. John's 87
Harvard 112
Rutgers 135
Saint Peter 120
Lipscomb 167
Fairfield 198


Fordham 200
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - 2/15, 7pm FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO: Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 16, 2017, 10:33:52 pm
I was only able to start watching near the end of the first half, and have to say again that I couldn't get over how hard our Rams played. I'm so accustomed to Anderson making moves I'm not sure I've ever seen before that I need to remember that Hawkins can do it too. I really wanted to see a replay of some of his razzle dazzle moves to the bucket - preferably in slow mo, so I could figure out what the hell he just did.

And Seng? He wanted it, big time. I'm not sure I've ever seen him play so hard, both ends. He must have whipped himself up into great shape in the gym, that's all I can say.

See you bros at the RHG Saturday and GO RAMS!

Sengfelder at this pace will end up around 1500 points and 700 rebounds.  Just outside top 10 all time, maybe 11, but he has a shot at top 10.  Especially if healthy and there's a tournament run. 
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham v. Saint Louis - 2/18, 2:00pm - Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 16, 2017, 05:49:18 pm
This is the classic consolidation game. We need to consolidate the road win with a win at home. Think about a Tennis player who just got a big break of serve and now needs to hold.

We have been unable to get over that hump twice so need to do it on Saturday. No better chance then against the worst team in conference. Get it done.

Saint Louis seems a couple of steps down from Davidson and La Salle, so hopefully this is the one.  They need to savor some homecooking and hopefully get a lot of support.  To think they started out with 2 home losses to what turned out to be the dregs of the league.  But did take VCU at home and RIU on the road, 2 of the best. 
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: How Do We Finish in Conference? on: February 16, 2017, 05:43:20 pm
I guessed 3-2.  Who knows which ones, but I actually think Richmond is winnable at home.  Duquesne put a hurting on UMass last night.  I could see a win but a blowout by 30?  They eked out wins against Fordham and Saint Louis and been severely blown out many times.

9-9 wouldn't be shocking at this point, though (or 10-8?).  They can play with anyone in the league.  And getting stuffed by Saint Joe's at home didn't mean much in the road rematch.  But doing it 5 games in a row (6 with RI in the bag) would be a bit much to expect.
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham v. Saint Louis - 2/18, 2:00pm - Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 16, 2017, 09:29:15 am
Kenpom 291.  But I think they were 300s.  They have gone 4-5 last 9 in the A-10.  Jermaine Bishop from Holy Cross in Queens out with an ankle injury since game 9.  Beat George Mason twice.  Luck rank 32.  

Boy Ford gets a lot of cyber ink. Two puff pieces on SI.com this summer.  Recruiting up a storm with guys coming in 2017 and '18 classes.
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - 2/15, 7pm FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO: Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 15, 2017, 09:05:36 pm
I dont buy the hype around Danny Hurley or You Are Eye.  Average team with an over-rated coach.

FU 70  Over-rated Hurley family  62

Good call on the spread.  Hawk and Seng!  Almost 2 double doubles!
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - 2/15, 7pm FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO: Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 15, 2017, 09:01:08 pm
Fordham wins going away by 10. Blows away Rhode Island's NCAA hopes absent a tournament win.  Huge win.

 85 called it!
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - 2/15, 7pm FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO: Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 15, 2017, 08:55:37 pm
Big 3 by The Teuton Stud.  Fordham by 6 and RI with ball. 50 seconds.
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - 2/15, 7pm FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO: Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 15, 2017, 07:48:20 pm
Nice! 4 point lead, winning ugly!  Great D, no O until the last 3 minutes.
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - 2/15, 7pm FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO: Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 15, 2017, 11:35:47 am
George Mason blew out Richmond at home last night.  Sorry to look ahead to that one but I am starting to like our chances in that rematch at home.  We gave GMU a good game at their place, and our game at Richmond we cut a 15 point lead to 4 with 3 minutes left. 

Tonight, yeah, RI has some athletes.  So did VCU and we managed to pull that one out.  La Salle beat them by 12 up there, and even UMass gave them a scare.     
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - Wednesday 2/15, 7pm Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 14, 2017, 05:32:02 pm
it's nice to see posters re-litigating December in a thread about our next game.

Just a discussion of the progession of players and the program over the year, really.  Who was available for certain games, how the rotation has changed, how good were the teams we faced.  I've tried to do detailed breakdowns of opponent strength and weaknesses for some games.  Hey, Rhode Island is pretty good and Fordham has players dropping like flies.  But only 1 guy who was really part of the turnaround in Slanina. 
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - Wednesday 2/15, 7pm Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 14, 2017, 01:26:33 pm
Not sure we are in a position yet to call anyone else a vanilla sprinkle cupcake.


Kenpom actually has it Saint Peter 123, Fairfield 199, Fordham 216, Rider 219.  So running the table against those other 3 in retrospect was no sure thing.   But all at home.

Sagarin has it Saint Peter's 152, Fordham 200, Fairfield 201, Rider 222.  Fordham would be favored in each if played now at Rose Hill, but Saint Peter's only by 1.  That's funny because Saint Peter's was a blow out.  Duquesne is Kenpom 231, sagarin 230, so worse than any of those teams. 

Sacred Heart is in the 300s, truly dreadful.  And Saint Louis 288.  Gotta take that one.
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - Wednesday 2/15, 7pm Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 14, 2017, 01:21:27 pm
I'm gonna guess that "luck" has to do with record vs. point diff, or record in games decided by some close margin.  You can call it bad luck, bit I will call it Kellog syndrome

It's fair to say they created their own "bad luck" earlier.  Certainly have shown a lot more moxie in games recently, winning close ones, and comebacks (even wins) from well back.  On the road.  Sacred Heart certainly didn't seem like bad luck.  That's shleprock level bad luck.
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - Wednesday 2/15, 7pm Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 14, 2017, 01:11:21 pm
Yes and my comment was that injuries played a part in us playing like a D2 team. We don't have the depth yet to recover from injuries. The lost games from JC, PS, PH, DP, and NZ certainly cost us wins. Everyone deals with injuries but we are not deep enough or experienced enough yet. Also the loss of practice time is big as well.

BTW UTA isnt a cupcake. They are the 69th rated team in the country. Rated higher than everyone on our schedule other than Dayton, VCU, and Rhody

I should have read ahead.

Actually, East Tennessee State is 63 kenpom, so the 4th best team Fordham has played, UTA 5th.  St. John's is 6th at 83.  Then Davidson (90), Richmond (96).  Then the Bonnies at 99.  But I'm splitting hairs now.  Harvard is 111.  La Salle 112.  George Mason  115.  UMass 122.  Hey, even Saint Peter's is 123.    Better than some power programs like Arizona State, Rutgers, LSU. Man, Washington is pitiful at 166.  Way to squander perhaps next year's number 1 pick, Markelle Fultz.  NC State likewise with Dennis Smith, Jr.

The A-10 has seen a narrowing of the difference between some of the haves and have nots.  UMass has had it rough, their luck is 320th in the country.  Fordham has been a little unlucky as well (206th), despite some close wins.  
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ Rhode Island - Wednesday 2/15, 7pm Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 14, 2017, 12:55:02 pm
Sorry, but no.

Playing like a D2 school until January 11th is what cost us 4-5 wins.

Losing to vanilla sprinkle cupcakes like UTA, Sacred Heart, Manhattan and Duquesne is why Fordham will be 12-19 rather than 16-15.

UTA is 69th in Kenpom.  Not exactly a vanilla sprinkle cupcake.  That'd be easily 4th in the A-10 (Davidson is 4th at 90).

Sacred Heart was inexcusable, although Chartouny went down in that game and played 9 minutes.  He is fairly indispensable.  Although the team pulled out the St. Joe's game with him and so many others fouled out.  Maybe playing without him, and Havsa getting some run, helped them in the long run.

Chartouny was also back for St. John's and Manhattan, but seems like he was still hurt and couldn't shoot.  He went 0-15 in those 2 games. Pekarek may have had is best game in the Duquesne loss, 3-4 from 3 (only 2 multi-3 games this year), 5 assists, a steal and no TOs.  Unfortunately he pretty much was bad every other game (and evidently hurt) and was gone soon after.

It has been addition by subtraction, although given all the other bodies down now a healthy Pekarek would be nice for depth if nothing else.  But Chuba, although in a bit of a slump, has been a really good rebounder in conference (best rebound % on the team) and active defender.

No doubt the team is much better than earlier this year.  Took them a while to gain an identity and rotation.  And now down to 8 playable players.  And two of those guys, Havsa and Ohams, were buried and were DNPs against that murderers' row of UTA, Sacred Heart, Manhattan and Duquesne.



  
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ George Mason - Saturday 2/11, 6:00pm SNY-TV: Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 13, 2017, 04:48:39 pm
Saying Havsa is in anyway a Zarko clone makes 0 sense.  He handles it much better, gets to the rim, finishes and is a better passer.  But other than that sure they are to some extent clones.  I do not see Zarko being a big part of the rotation next year given his injury and who we have to take those minutes.  I think Pekarek is a different story, if he recovers and gets back to the promising player he was last year there is a role for a 6-7 three.  No need to write him off yet, we all forget he was starting during our late season wins last year.  In the right roll he can contribute.   

I was going to say Havsa is a much better passer and ball-handler than Zarko.  I think he's going to be a good one.  And agree on Zarko's minutes.  He hustled and played some tough D but assuming there's AA, JC, Hicks and Havsa next year don't see him getting too many minutes.  Although there's always injuries, etc.

And agree on Pekarek, if he can be like the tail end of last year.
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ George Mason - Saturday 2/11, 6:00pm SNY-TV: Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 12, 2017, 06:36:19 pm
One under appreciated factor in our last two road games is our astonishing free throw defense!  As the GM game took on the appearance of SJU redux, just the presence of the Rams in their building seemed to negate the friendly home court rims, confines and fan support (BTW, how 'bout that enthusiastic crowd, home coming or not!)  Both the Hawks and Patriots did some serious brick laying that went a long way toward us getting one and almost 2 Ws.






Ha, yeah, but the magic ran out.  They closed 8 for 8 from the line.  And 19-25 for the game.  That's 76% and above their average.  They missed a few during the run, though, it's true. 
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham @ George Mason - Saturday 2/11, 6:00pm SNY-TV: Pre-Game/In-Game Thread on: February 12, 2017, 11:31:24 am
We got the ball to sengfelder in the post early he scored easily.  We got the ball into the post to Bunting he scored.  I think there was room to work down there against a small Mason team, especially with Sengfelder struggling from 3.  It also may have gotten Jenkins in foul trouble. 

When you have 3 bigs (well, 2 with Slanina out) who average close to 60% from 2, it would make some sense. 

In any event a tough loss. A winnable game.
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