Coupla Random Notes…

Found this on the Youtubes…it is a history of Nor’Easter basketball, done extremely well by the Huskies’ DBO Steve Scalzi. It is highly recommended for those of you that don’t know anything of the basketball program earlier than Cap’n Matt and JJB. There’s a young Jim Calhoun, Reggie Lewis, and a lot of white guys with short-shorts and bad haircuts.

Definitely worth your time.

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The home office loves Hofstra this week. Antoine Agudio was named the conference player of the week and Charles Jenkins the freshman of the week. Agudio averaged 25.5 ppg last week, and Jenkins averaged 22.5 per. Jenkins had career highs of 28 points and 10 rebounds against Iona on Saturday.

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Speaking of Agudio, he is now 10 points shy of passing Steve Nisenson as Hofstra’s all time leading scorer. He should pass Nisenson round about the under 4:00 media timeout against Delaware.

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We were chatting with John Castleberry last Thursday. ODU fans know Castleberry as their former play-by-play man, and Castleberry now does television for the conference. He thought Drexel might be a tough out in Richmond because of the way they play defense. I agreed, assuming the same thing everyone does: Drexel plays tough defense.

The stats don’t bear out that assertion.

Drexel is sixth in steals, sixth in blocked shots, 10th in rebound defense, fifth in field goal percentage defense, sixth in scoring defense, ninth in rebound margin, and 10th in turnover margin.

It is the last stat that is glaring. CAA: LAMM favors teams that either protect the ball or cause havoc by turning the other team over a bunch.

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By the way, who is your coach of the year? I’d have to say it’s a three-man race, in no particular order: Anthony Grant, Benny Moss, and Tony Shaver. I love what Monte Ross is doing, and Rod Barnes has transformed Georgia State, but they are in “others receiving votes.”

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Love The Schedulemaker. That guy has been all over it all season long, as if he had a crystal Excel ball when the whole thing was put together. What is such foolishness, you ask? Here are Wednesday’s matchups:

UNCW (#2) at VCU (#1)

W&M (#5) at Mason (#3)

Nor’Easter (#6) at ODU (#4)

Hofstra (#8) at Delaware (#7)

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VCU wins out to Monday and loses, gaining an at large bid? Stranger things have happened in this post Mason in the Final Four world. I’m just saying…

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~ by mglitos on February 25, 2008.

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