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Thursday's game at Hofstra will be on Collegesportslive.com and the College Sports Live Roku Channel as part of the CAA TV deal with CBS Interactive and will not be on CAA.TV
01-30-2018 09:07 AM
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I thought that was for the Saturday game against northeastern

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01-30-2018 09:42 AM
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Saturday game at Northeastern is on NESN plus, regular TV, along with CAA.TV for streaming
01-30-2018 10:15 AM
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Damn, flying home from Boston on Friday, wish these games were reversed
01-30-2018 10:24 AM
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So we have to pay to watch?
01-31-2018 03:13 PM
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The CAA games are free for the live showing
01-31-2018 04:24 PM
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Really intrigued to see how good Justin Wright-Foreman actually is. I'd imagine that Ty Taylor will guard him. Haven't seen Hofstra play at all this year, but it seems like they score mostly off of isolation. Also, looking forward to seeing Cacok and Gustkys go at it. I recall him really giving Cacok problems last year.
01-31-2018 04:30 PM
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CAA Standings

1. NU 7-3 (# 78 RPI)
W&M 7-3 (# 85)
Charleston 7-3 (# 115)
4. Hofstra 6-4 (# 94)
5. Elon 5-5 (# 131)
Towson 5-5 (# 104)
7. Delaware 4-6 (# 235)
UNCW 4-6 (# 278)
9. Drexel 3-7 (# 247)
10. JMU 2-8 (# 302)


Efficiency Rankings (kenpom.com)

UNCW

Adjusted Offense: # 208 (of 351)
Adjusted Defense: # 317
Overall: # 271

Hofstra

Adjusted Offense: # 87
Adjusted Defense: # 264
Overall: # 168


Projected Starters

PG: Desure Buie (Jr.): 4.9 ppg, 2.8 apg, .800 FT %
SG: Justin Wright-Foreman (Jr.): 25.2 ppg, 3.1 apg, .451 FG %
G: Eli Pemberton (So.): 14.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, .418 3-pt %
PF: Stafford Trueheart (So.): 3.8 ppg, 0.7 bpg, .510 FG %
C: Rokas Gustys (Sr.): 9.9 ppg, 11.5 rpg, .597 FG %


Hofstra has relied heavily on a trio of performers this year, one from each class. Senior Gustys is the CAA's # 2 rebounder. Junior Wright-Foreman leads the league in scoring as well as minutes. And sophomore Pemberton chips in nicely in the scoring department as a nice outside shooter.

But unlike past Hofstra teams, the Pride have some depth to go along with their front-line performers. Senior big man Hunter Sabety is 8th in the league in blocks per game off the bench (0.8), Grad transfer Joel Angus III provides decent scoring and rebounding (5.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg), and freshman guard Jalen Ray is an additional perimeter threat. 10 different players on Hofstra's squad have averaged 10 minutes per game or more.

While it is difficult to keep up with Hofstra's scoring, it's not always necessary to slow the game down to beat them. They're 8th in the league in field goal % defense (.478), and 7th in the league against the 3 ball (.370). And despite the presence of Gustys, Hofstra's rebounding margin (+3.1), while impressive, should probably be even higher than 3rd in the league. Gustys can be worn down over the course of the game, and when he's out, the Pride are inconsistent at cleaning up the glass. Gustys is also not much of a shot blocker, and even though both Sabety and Trueheart are Top 10 in the league in blocks per contest, Hofstra is just middle of the pack in the category as a team.

Hofstra has played a lot of close games this season. Their scoring margin is only a +1.1 in CAA games, with 8 of their 10 games being decided by 7 points or less. There also isn't a surefire score that teams need to hit to feel confident or pessimistic about their chances one way or the other. Hofstra has won 3 of their 6 league games scoring 71 points or less. Meanwhile, Hofstra put up 87 against W&M and 76 against Elon, but lost both of those games.

In short, Hofstra is right where they should be. They're above average, but beatable.
01-31-2018 04:47 PM
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(01-31-2018 04:30 PM)Gary Miller Wrote:  Really intrigued to see how good Justin Wright-Foreman actually is. I'd imagine that Ty Taylor will guard him. Haven't seen Hofstra play at all this year, but it seems like they score mostly off of isolation. Also, looking forward to seeing Cacok and Gustkys go at it. I recall him really giving Cacok problems last year.

I'm not so sure about that. They're right in the middle of the pack in the league in assists (5th - 12.9 per game). And from what little I've seen of the Pride this season, they do seem to do a decent job with ball movement.

And even though Wright-Foreman is a scoring guard who averages nearly 20 shots per game, he's also 5th in the league in assists. So it seems to me he's the type who scores in the flow of the offense, rather than a guy who is constantly trying to create his own shot. Desure Buie is not much of a scoring threat at all and is always looking to distribute. He's not much of a threat on the drive, especially when you notice he's only attempted 25 free throws all season.

Not sure how well zone would work against these guys, but of course we still need to sprinkle it in when we can, just to get them out of their rhythm in their own building.
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01-31-2018 04:52 PM
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(01-31-2018 04:52 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(01-31-2018 04:30 PM)Gary Miller Wrote:  Really intrigued to see how good Justin Wright-Foreman actually is. I'd imagine that Ty Taylor will guard him. Haven't seen Hofstra play at all this year, but it seems like they score mostly off of isolation. Also, looking forward to seeing Cacok and Gustkys go at it. I recall him really giving Cacok problems last year.

I'm not so sure about that. They're right in the middle of the pack in the league in assists (5th - 12.9 per game). And from what little I've seen of the Pride this season, they do seem to do a decent job with ball movement.

And even though Wright-Foreman is a scoring guard who averages nearly 20 shots per game, he's also 5th in the league in assists. So it seems to me he's the type who scores in the flow of the offense, rather than a guy who is constantly trying to create his own shot. Desure Buie is not much of a scoring threat at all and is always looking to distribute. He's not much of a threat on the drive, especially when you notice he's only attempted 25 free throws all season.

Not sure how well zone would work against these guys, but of course we still need to sprinkle it in when we can, just to get them out of their rhythm in their own building.

I should've looked more into it. Was kind of just assuming that off of a 40 point performance. I do like how C.B. has made in game adjustments on defense lately. I was actually talking to someone today that told me the Heels miss McGrath's defensive game planning this year. Which kind of shocked me... Have to think Jackie Manuel knows a thing or two about defense as well, he was a top notch defender on the '05 team.
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