Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

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Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by MikeUMA » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:36 am

Starting this early to point out what UVA did in their season opener last night. First defending national champ to start on the road in over 50 years, but the story was their continued defensive mastery, locking down Syracuse with just 34 points allowed.
https://www.espn.com/mens-college-baske ... =401168161

UVA's schedule until our game...
home vs James Madison, 11/10
home vs Columbia, 11/16
home vs Vermont, 11/19

They should breeze thru those, but they're also offensively challenged at times, so we'll see.

I plan to be at both Mohegan games. See you in the arena, or at the blackjack tables.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Juice Stand » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 pm

I'll be there for the game against UVA and the Sunday TBD game. Can't wait.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by uz2b-len » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:50 pm

Looks like UVA will be a very challenging game. Very challenging.
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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Roadtrip » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:05 pm

^Or it might be a challenge for Virginia.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by 69MG » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:19 pm

I haven't seen VA play but I see that their games are pretty low scoring (very low for the opponents). For those that have seen them, do they play at a very slow pace or are they challenged offensively?

One think I know, they are HUGE! Their starting lineup is:
7'1
6'9
6'8
6'7
and a 5'9 PG to run the team.

Would MM play Djery and Tre together? Or are we better having a quicker team who can shoot from outside?

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by e_parade » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:03 pm

Slow pace with defensive dominance. Very different style of basketball than most DI teams out there.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Roadtrip » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:04 pm

To start the game, keep doing what you have been doing. Speed them up. Will only have 4 scholarship guards, so maybe bring the tightest pressure rotating Samba, Preston, and CJ. Would be nice to have Sy, but we will see. Will probably need some success with the 3 pointers to hang with them. Should be interesting.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Floyd » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:10 pm

Yeah, i think you have to run and press and try to wear them down. Lot of size to contend with on a slowdown game
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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Roadtrip » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:46 pm

Yes, I see it as a battle of will. Do not see UMass having much chance unless they can impose their style.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by uz2b-len » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:14 pm

Roadtrip wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:04 pm
To start the game, keep doing what you have been doing. Speed them up. Will only have 4 scholarship guards, so maybe bring the tightest pressure rotating Samba, Preston, and CJ. Would be nice to have Sy, but we will see. Will probably need some success with the 3 pointers to hang with them. Should be interesting.
IIRC they were one of the best if not the best 3pt defenders in Div 1 last season.
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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by 69MG » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:22 pm

^ Teams shot 29% from 3 last year against VA. Small sample size this year, but teams are 19/81. That's less than 25%. Syracuse was the worst, 5/29 but the other 2 teams were also well under 30%.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Crank » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:49 pm

They are extraordinarily good at the pack-line defense and as a result they force a lot of late shot-clock 3 attempts. Quick, decisive and frequent ball movement will be paramount-if the ball starts to stick, you're screwed. When played well, this defense makes it very hard to get dribble penetration and also makes it tough to feed the post. It's gonna be a hell of a challenge.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by uz2b-len » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:44 pm

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by LS71 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:29 am

Seems to me that the pack-line defense is another name for zone.

I'm not at the point of predicting an upset, but this team will show up and play hard. The Cavaliers are in for a game!

Virgina's early schedule hasn't been particularly difficult. Aside from their opening win at Syracuse, they've beaten a pair of mediocre opponents handily at home.

Tonight's match-up against Vermont ought to be interesting since the Catamounts are 4-0, with three of those wins coming in the road...including handing St. John's its first loss of the season in NY this past Saturday.
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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by MikeUMA » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:19 am

@JonRothstein
I'd rather swim with great white sharks than try and come up with an offensive game plan against Virginia.

Tonight, John Becker and Vermont take their turn in Charlottesville.

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