I believe (not sure) that Marfo leads the country in rebounding. And tonight we held him to eight boards and it might be the first time all year that he was held under double figures. Again, not sure, but I think so.
P.S. Spotted JPR right behind the Iona bench, and I'm sure he passed along some Board advice to Coach Arnold.
I was unable to watch this game (other stuff). Gotta say I was shocked by the score when I saw it a few minutes ago. The MAAC. apparently ... Anyone can win and sometimes big. Not saying I expect it, because I don't, but the Drive for Five is still alive. Gptta have hope, thpugh. Got some tonight!
1. The way the team rebounded and played defense. 2. EJ showed off his all around game. When he shares the ball (six assists) he's a much better player. 3. TA played under control. On offense he played a lot in the low post and got Marfo in foul trouble. Also, showed hustle by swatting away a Rich Kelly three attempt. 4. Don't remember too many alley oops plays this season, so it was nice to see IW's pass to Dutch. 5. And speaking of Dutch, besides his BIG THREE, his block and dunk to close out the game, might be our defensive play of the year.
P.S. Just a reminder, our next game is on a Sunday.
Loved the defense and added ball movement in the air (vs dribbling).
As so many have mentioned, this league is crap shoot and Iona's chances in AC are as good anyones.
Not only is this league a crap shoot, but every team is flawed. Path to winning is to play as a unit. Quinnipiac was missing wide open and contested threes. The only way we have as good chance as anyone if TC returns.
A litte random.. but Iona was about 90 seconds away last night from never allowing the other team to be in the bonus for an entire game. Wonder if thats ever happened. Not something that I ever really pay attention to though.