That's because some of the guys decided to play one on one for much of the first half. Team play would have made Perez and Van Eke more effective offensively. And that would have allowed the team to set up the defense more frequently.
Sorry. This was in response to thehat not 05.
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First three minutes were encouraging. Agee great focus. He’s a warrior. I thought Jelly did a nice job grabbing some long rebounds and playing with energy. Some of the shot versus pass decisions were questionable but I like his overall play and he will benefit the team. Clearly he will endure as the 1, allowing Gist to play the 2 and free up for more shots/drives. Thiam did not play in second half. I was expecting more minutes from him. Ross looks like a solid recruit. He’s probably 7 or 8 in depth chart but I could see him getting many minutes. Risto looks like he bulked up. He also played minimally in second half. Tough to get a read on Van Eyck. Looks like he can rebound and has a decent handle. Looking forward to seeing McNeil contribute. Coming back from 18 took a lot of energy and I believe we were trailing 41-45 and La Salle rattled off 4 quick points to extend the lead. That seemed like a pivotal stretch. I’m proud of Iona’s heart to keep fighting. I like that Jelly had the stones to take that last shot. I thought his 5th should of been Agee’s 4th foul. Announcers sucked, never announcing starting lineups or subs. Constantly saying Iona is shooting too quick in the possession. They sounded very pro LaSalle. New ref rule on flopping is going to create a lot of controversy with questionable calls, namely the Gist call. Sorry for the rambling. Just some random thoughts.
Ristanovic and Van Eck were 0-7 off the bench Perez 1-7 and 0-3 from the charity stripe. Iona was 8-40 behind the arc REf's were terrible, to both sides. Called some ridiculous fouls early, then later in the game allowed scrums and wrestling matches and didnt whistle. Iona didnt score in OT Not impressed with Jelly
I feel the team will be ok come league play. Iona is awful out of conference on the road and showed it again today. Agee, Crawford and Gist were great. The rest stunk with the exception of Ross who played hard. I’m not sure Perez could be any worse if he was trying to be bad. Not sure what his supporters see in him. Hopefully he turns it around. Washington had more fouls than point and never got near the rim. Hopefully Cluess is back for the home opener.
Gist was great? Y are t/o a good category for a high number?
Godammit, it's ONE game. Some guys played OK, some did not play well and we lost on the road in overtime. If not for the terrible shooting at the start we probably win. Jelly missed allot of shots, Perez was awful andAgee was pretty damn good. In three weeks i can imagine some of you praising how good some of these guys are and you didn't realize they were that good. Or not. Please just give it some time. First close look I have had at the team and I actually think we have something. Wish we could have found a way to win, but on to the next one.
Today was just a bad day for Iona basketball. Another loss to a mediocre team in ooc play and more importantly seeing cluess not there two weeks in a row. Just not a good day and I’m hoping coach cluess is ok.
Team showed great heart coming back the way they did. Doesn’t matter who the opponent is, erasing a near 20 point halftime deficit is never easy.
Bad turnovers killed us. We had our chances but missed too many open shots. Also Agee with zero shots in OT should never happen.
Only thing worse than the outcome was the fact that only about a dozen Iona fans showed up. Poor job.
+100 never want to hear complaining not enough home games or games we can drive to
If I don't attend an away game in Philadelphia, I cant complain about lack of home games?? Zero sense. PS I have never heard of anyone on this board complain that our non-conference road games are too far away. 3 gripes I HAVE heard 1)Strength of schedule- too weak 2)Length of schedule- to short 3) Home games too few.