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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
In conference play, Temple scored more points per 100 possessions with Alani on the court than when any other guard played. An indication he should have taken far more FGA’s than he did. This was mainly due to his shooting 71.8 percent of his fga’s as three’s, and converting them at 42.9 percent.

A.Moore averaged only 11.5 fga’s per 100 possessions and averaged 13.9 points per 100 possessions. At the same time, NPL was averaging 14.8 fga’s per 100 possessions and just 16.9 points per 100 possessions. As such, if A. Moore had taken 14.5 fga’s as NPL did, he would have averaged more than 18 points per 100 possessions.

Although Nate was Temple’s best defensive player, both Nate’s offensive stats and defensive stats declined throughout the year.

On the other hand, Rose played solid defense his entire career at Temple.
However, during his four years at Temple, Tempke scored well per 100 possessions when Rose played.

Rose’s senior year his shooting percentages on two’s and three’s were very bad.

Even though JPL had good shooting percentages, Temple scored less points and gave up more points per 100 possessions in conference play with JPL playing.

McKie subbing in JPL and Scott, for A.Moore and Rose made no sense at all. As Temple scored more points and gave up less points per 100 possessions when Scott played than when JPL played.

When JPL played, Temple was outscored by 14.4 points per 100 possessions in conference play. Shows how devastating a payers’s turnovers and fouls are to a team outscoring their opponents. His good shooting didn’t offset that. McKie would have been better off not playing JPL at all. Temple would have scored more points and given up less points if Scott had played JPL’s minutes.

McKie forcing Scott to play with JPL hurt Temple and negated Scott helping Temple being successful.
 
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We all saw Justyn Hamilton’s potential his sophomore year when playing under Dunphy he shot 59.7 percent from the field In conference play. This season, his shooting percentage dropped to 46.7 percent in conference play. I place that on McKie as he rarely played Hamilton in conference play nor ran plays for Hamilton.

Hamilton started the beginning of the season, when Temple started off with a 8-3 record. Temple played great defense and opponents scored few points. Hamilton was a big reason why Temple was so good defensively, and had a positive scoring margin of almost ten points per game.

During those first 11 games, with Hamilton playing, Temple only gave up 82 points per 100 possessions when Hamilton played. With Forrester starting in conference games, Temple’s opponents averaged 105 points per 100 possessions.

McKie replacing Hamilton with Forrester shortly after he was declared eligible to play, and it was downhill the rest of the season. The few times he played Hamilton, McKie pulled him early. Doing so damaged Hamiton’s confidence. Seems Mckie wanted Hamilton to leave.
 
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It’s difficult to fathom how McKie with Temple struggling to average 65 ppg, could allow Moorman to average 27 mpg in conference play as he averaged but 6.4 ppg and shot but 38 percent on fga’s in conference play, and thus inhibited Temple from scoring more points.

As in 9 of Temple’s 12 conference losses, Moorman simply was an awful shooter making few hoops while playing way too many minutes.

For instance, in two losses to Tulsa, he shot 1-8 in one game, 2-8 in the other. In a loss to Tulane he shot 2-6, and in a loss to SMU he shot 1-7. In a loss to UConn, Moorman shot 2-7. In a loss to Wichita State, he shot 1-4. In a loss to Memphis, Moorman shot just 2-6 from the field. In loss to Cincy, Moorman shot 2-8.in loss to South Florida, he shot 2-5 from the field.

Moorman also shot poorly in some of Temple’s non-conference losses as well. As he shot 1-5 against Missouri, 2-7 from the field playing Miami, 2-8 against Penn, and 0-4 against Villanova.

Moorman rebounded in conference play almost half as well as he did his freshman year.

It makes no sense that’s Moorman played far more than Perry who was one of the best shooters in the conference, and had a far superior rating than Moorman on both offense and defense.

Temple should have had a winning conference record if Perry, Scott, and Hamilton played more, and Moorman and Forrester played far less than they did.
 
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NPL, Temple’s starting SG, averaging 34.1 mpg in conference play, also shot poorly in 9 of Temple’s 12 conference losses.

As Nate shot 2-12 against Tulsa, 3-10 against Tulane, 5-14 Houston, 3-7 against SMU, 4-13 against Memphis, 0-4 East Carolina, 3-8 against Wichita State,1-6 against Tulsa, and 0-6 against Cincy.

With Nate shooting so poorly, HC McKie should have others take some of his shots. Couldn’t reduce his playing time very much as Temple needed his rebounding and defense. as much as he did.

While HC McKie apparently wanted some of the four departing players to leave, I think it’s apparent that some of the four didn’t foresee the team improving, and realized that unwarranted favoritism was occurring.

Fans believing that the HC would surely play his best players, didn’t question what they were seeing. But upon reflection it’s clear that McKie favored players who did not earn the playing time they were allotted.
 
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Seems very clear from analyzing Temple’s stats that if A. Moore, NPL, Scott, Rose, and Perry had started, and Hamilton and JPL would have been first off the bench. Scott had the highest 2-point shooting percentage of any guard in the conference. Believe that Perry among top forwards in shooting two’s in the conference. If they had played and shot more, Temple in conference play, would have shot a higher percentage than opponents on two’s and three’s, gone to the foul line way more than opponents did, and committed fewer turnovers than opponents did. Moreover, Temple’s defense would have given up even fewer points than they did. Temple’s record would have also closely approximated it’s record the season before.

I’ve never seen a HC so mess up in not placing Temple’s best players on the court that could help Temple win. More fearful of that occurring again this season.

Most fans don’t realize that when A.Moore was on the court, Temple scored almost5 more points per 100 possessions than any other Temple player. Temple would have had an even bigger margin if McKie had put him in the position to shoot even more.

One can only hope that Moorman this up-coming season shoots the three ball at 37 percent on three’s like he did his freshmen season. or shoots 42.4 percent as he did his sophomore year, and not shoot 26.5 percent on three’s as he did this past season in conference play.

Forrester was a uh disaster. Even though he shot 51.1 percent on two’s taking 5.2 fga’s in 17.2 minutes per conference game, and averaged 7.8 ppg, he did average 1.5 turnovers per game and committed 2.5 fouls per game. 1.5 turnovers per game means Temple had 1.5 less opportunities to score when Forrester was on the court and opponents had 1.5 more scoring opportunities they otherwise would not have had. That’s converts to approximately a 4-point swing in points.

And each foul represents approximate 1-point for the opponents, and since Forrester averaged 2.5 fouls per conference game that’s 2.5 points to the opponents that Forrester was responsible for. So one can quickly see his 7.8 ppg on 5.2 fga’s, and 51.1 percent shooting on 2’s is barely more rhan the points he gave up.

And his mistakes on the court gets other Temple players out of rhythm.

His poor performance is reflected by the fact that Temple scored only 93.1 points per 100 possessions when he played in conference play and gave up 105.1 points per 100 possessions when he played. That’s a negative 12 point differential. Don’t see why Forrester should even play unless he can clean up his excessive turnovers and fouling.

More importantly, he’s a low post player who clogs up the paint and keeps other Temple players from getting to the hoop. Temple would be better off playing other players and spreading the court.

The LA Clippers were just eliminated from the NBA playoffs because HC Doc Rivers didn’t get that concept.
 
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Just to show how ridiculous it was for Rose to take a 189 two’s and make but 72 in conference play, is the fact that if Scott had taken 132 two’s, 57 less two’s than Rose, he would have made the same number of two’s as Rose.

And if Scott has played as much as Rose and taken 189 two’s as Rose did, Scott would have made 105 two’s compared to Rose’s 72. That’s 33 more two’s or 66 more points.

And if Scott and Perry has taken most of Moorman’s minutes, Temple would have scored even more points as both shot two’s far better than Moorman did, and opponents would have scored fewer points as Perry’s defense was far better than Moorman’s.
 
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Oddly, Temple was ranked 30th in nation in defense this season, but finished only 6th in conference play. The AAC is a defensive conference with a few good shooters sprinkled in.

Only three AAC’s teams averaged over 70 ppg.

Three-Man-Weave wrote that Temple had bad shooters and that’s why their offense was so bad and scored such few points per game.

I see it differently.


Temple shot but 40 percent on FG attempts which ranked 332 in the nation, and 9th in conference play. Such shows how dumb it was for both Rose with a 36.8 percent FG percentage and NPL with a 38 shooting percentage to take Temple’s most shots. Both would have shot far better if Mckie had only played a pressure defense far more often than he did. As both would have scored easy hoops by forcing more turnovers.,

Temple had two of the best three point shooters in the conference in A.Moore and Dre Perry. Temple could have shot as well if not better than their opponents if Moore had shot more three’s, Perry had played and shot more, and Scott and Perry, the AAC’s best guard and forward shooting two’s, 54.7 percent and 59 percent respectively in conference play, had only played and shot more.what could have been.
 
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Temple had only it’s fourth losing season since 1976. Such is especially painful as Temple lost but one player, and was coming off a 23-10 winning record.

Regardless of Temple not having success in the NCAA tournament under Fran Dunphy, he was surely missed last season. As Dunphy’s staple was decisively winning the turnovers battle over opponents came to an end.

This past season saw returning players NPL, Moorman, and Hamilton, all see their shooting percentages sharply decline. Should not have happened.
 
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How good was Alani Moore? He played in all 18 conference games and only shot less than 33 percent on three’s in 4 of those 18-games. He shot 42.9 percent (36-84) on three’s in conference games. Mckie should have created more shots for A.Moore in games he was on.

A.Moore was way more consistent shooting three’s than Shizz Alston was. As in the prior season, Shizz Alston shot under 33 percent on three’s in 11 of the 18 conference games he played in. Alston made 52 of 186 three point attempts.

Alston made but 16 more three’s than A.Moore did, but took 104 more three-point attempts than A.Moore did. Alston took 5.7 more three’s per conference games than A.Moore did.
 
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Temple shot 69.6 percent from the foul line this past season in conference play, down from 73.5 percent the year before.

Temple saw it’s two point shooting percentage decline from 49.8 percent in conference play last season to 43.6 percent this past season.

Also, Temple three-point shooting the prior season was 35.3 percent in conference play, and Temple’s three-point shooting dropped to 33 percent in conference play. But Temple was still the 2nd best three point shooting percentage in the conference.
 
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Temple’s opponents shot more three’s (400-348) or 3 more per conference game than Temple did, even though Temple shot three’s at 33.9 percent compared to opponents only shooting 31 percent on three’s.

Temple should have shot more three’s as it shot it’s three’s at a higher equivalent rate than it shot it’s two’s.

Temple went from averaging 8.3 three’s made per game in prior winning season (2nd best in the conference) to only 6.4 three’s made per conference game (10th in the conference) this past season.

Temple would have not only shot a higher percentage on three’s but scored far more three’s if Perry had played more (34.4 percent on three’s in conference play) and Alani Moore (42.9 percent on three’s in play) had shot more three’s. And if Perry had replaced Moorman, Temple would have had far less three’s shot by Moorman who shot 26.5 percent on three’s in conference play.

HC Mckie saying after Tulsa loss that Temple is not a good three point shooting team was simply false as Temple was the 2nd best in the conference shooting three’s.
 
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When Jake Forrester played, Temple scored fewer points than when Hamilton played. This is because in conference play, Forrester turned the ball over once every 12.5 minutes, and committed a foul once every 6.25 minutes he played. Temple needed a far better performance by it’s starting Center.
 
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NPL averaged 8.5 rebounds per game this past season and 5.8 rebounds per game the prior season.
 
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Most of Quentin Rose’s fga’s was mid-range 2-point jump shots. Quentin Rose has said that he had a nice mid-range jump shot.

Not so. As according to basketball prognosticator Bart Torvik, Rose shot mid-range two’s poorly his entire four years. .His worse being the last two seasons when he shot the most mid-range two-point jump shots.


As last season, Rose shot 46-171 or 26.9 percent on mid range 2’s

His junior year Rose shot 52-177 or 29.4 percent on mid range 2’s.

His sophomore year, Rose shot 57-145 or 39.3 percent on mid-range 2’s.

His freshman year, Rose shot 31-90 or 34.4 percent on mid-range two’s.

NPL also shot 25 and 26 percent on mid-range 2-point jumpers the past two seasons.

What’s startling is that both Dunphy and McKie allowed this to happen. One can only hope that didn’t know his stats shooting mid-range 2’s.
 
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Very disappointed with HC Mckie’s comment that Jake Forrester had a “solid” last season. Not so. As Forester’s defense was ok, and although he shot well he committed so many needless turnovers and fouls, that Temple was outscored by an average of 16.4 points per 100 possessions last season when Forrester played. Worse than anyone else on the team.

McKie also said he’d like to see Forrester slow down his game and not try to do so much. No mention was made of his high turnover rate nor his excessive fouling.
 
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Temple averaged 1.4 more foul shots per game than it’s opponents because of how often Rose and NPL made trips to the foul-line.

Temple did so even though Temple committed 1.7 fouls more per game than it’s opponents did. This disconnect is probably due to Temple’s offensive players drawing more shooting fouls than their opponents did.

Temple was 5th in the conference in committing the most fouls, primarily because it’s bigs were not being taught that good defense is based on forcing bad shots, and when the defender has accomplished that, they should not be fouling the shooter. But Temple players fouled anyway.

The gold standard for excellence in committing the fewest fouls is the Univerity of Virginia. As Virginia’s HC Bennett teaches defense without committing excessive fouls. One reason conference opponents average less than 60 pgg.

Last season, Virginia.playing the same number conference games as Temple, committed but 277 fouls compared to Temple committing 338 fouls in AAC conference play, or almost 3 less fouls per game than Temple did.

By fouling so little Virginia opponents took but 245 foul shots in conference play. compared to Temple’s opponents taking 347 foul shots in 18 conference games, almost 100 more or approximately 5 more opponent foul shots per conference game than Virginia opponents did.
 
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Solid game by your pupil Monty, Epperman.
 
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On page 1 of this thread I have provided a review
Of Temple men’s bb games played during the 2019-2020 season. It’s my view that Temple should have had a strong winning record and not a losing record as Temple did.
 
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Alani Moore is playing professional bb for the Houston Push. They play in a tournament game tonight at 6 pm that can be viewed on ESPN3.

He’s had an outstanding year having averaged 13.8 ppg, shot 51.7 percent on all fga’s, 40 percent on three’s, and 86 percent at the foul-line.

He shot terrifically on two’s at 80.9 percent (32-44), compared to at Temple where shot but 28.3 percent on two’s (15-53 on two’s). The reason for the large disparity is because as a pro he plays in a fast-breaking system that gets him into the open court. That rarely happened at Temple.

His non-shooting stats are equally impressive, as he averaged 5.2 assists per game, 1.5 steals per game, and committed but 1.7 turnovers per game. His offensive rebounds and steals exceeded his turnovers. He averaged but 1.4 fouls per game.

Alani Moore 5.2 assists per game is double what he averaged at Temple (2.6 assists per game). Alani Moore, not Rose, should have mostly distributed the ball as Rose averaged just 3.6 assists per game. Alani Moore and Rose would have both had far more assists if he had also played more with Perry and Scott.

Since Alani Moore was an excellent three point shooter, he should have shot far more often for Temple, and such would have resulted in both him and Temple scoring more points. Moore would have averaged way more than the 7.6 ppg he averaged in conference play. No reason for MooTemple. Sad a pro, shooting more often, A.Moors averaged 13.5 ppg. He should have done that for Temple.

The lesson learned is that sometimes a player’s limited scouring has more to do with his coach’s decisions.
 
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Since Temple’s 2019-20 season ended, I’ve spent a lot of time trying the make sense of Temple getting out of the box quick, by posting a 6-1 record in non-conference play, being ranked in the top 40 in the nation, to Temple then going south, and finishing 14-17 overall, and 5-13 in conference play.

Alani Moore was by far Temple’s best three point shooter ifor the season and conference play shooting 42.5 percent on three’s in conference play. Scott was Temple’s best two point shooter as he shot 54.7 percent on two’s in conference play.

Scott had transferred in from Kennesaw State and had sat out the season before. He had offers from nationally ranked Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Nevada’s. He chose Temple. He had such good offers since he had scored very well at KSU when they played nationally ranked Butler, Florida State, and Texas Tech. He had even scored 22 points in the second half of the Butler game. He shot 42.5 percent on three’s in the final seven games of KSU’s season.

He didn’t miss a beat arriving at Temple as in his first few scrimmages he outscored all players, by shooting 9-20 on three’s. In his sit out year he, A.Moore, Perry, and Hamilton, playing on the second unit regularly beat the first unit consisting of Alston, NOL, Rose, Moorman, and Ern A.

Alston would tell coaches that Scott couldn’t be stopped going to hoop. Former pro player alumni who came by and watched practices called Scott Temple’s best player. In player’s interviews they all indicated Scott was the hardest player to guard.

Dunphy called Scott a “terrific” player.

This past season, Scott played in 11 non-conference games, and Temple posted a 8-3 record. And Scott averaged 18 mpg, He came off the bench and was constantly being shuttled in and out of games. This adversely effected his shooting percentage As in 8 non-conference games, he shot shot 37.8 percent on 2’s, as he struggled finding his rhythm. In the 11 non-conference games, he did shoot 34 percent (10-29) on three’s. In 5 of his last 6 non-conference games, he did shoot 50 percent (8-16) on three’s

In his last non-conference game, he was played but 7 minutes and shot 0- from the field.

Scott played in 16 of Temple’s 18 conference games. Temple’s fortunes declined in conference play as Temple posted a 3-7 record in conference
play.

McKie played Scott relatively few minutes in the 8 first conference games Temple’s play as Scott averaged just 14.5 mpg. McKie shuttled Scott in and out of games and Scott had adifficult time finding a rhythm, as he took only 20 FGA’s in the 8 games. And he shot only 35 percent (7-20) on two’s, and he was unaware he had made a change in his shooting form that led him to him shooting 23 percent (3-14) on three’s In those games. He would be unaware of his change in his his three-point shooting form and this plagued him the rest of the season.

It wasn’t till Moorman went down with an injury and couldn’t play in the the second SMU did Scott get to play 36 minutes in that game in which Scott scored 22 points in a Temple win in overtime. Temple had lost their first meeting with SMU when Scott played few minutes and took few shots.

As we shall see, starting with the SMU game, his two point shooting percentage went thru the roof and continued in all but one of Temple’s of
last 8 conference games. Scott averaged 30 mpg in Temple’s last 8 conference games. In 7 of 8 Temple’s last 8 conference games Scott shot
69.85 percent ( 32–46) shooting two’s.

Scott finished conference play shooting 54.7 percent on two’s the highest percentage of any guard in the AAC conference.

One would think that McKie would have known that shuffling in and out an outstanding offensive player would hurt Temple’s offense.

Due to Scott playing so few minutes in the first half of conference play, Scott averaged but 8.3 ppg. If he had averaged 30 mpg plus he would have averaged more than 17 ppg.

Mckie made other mistakes as well. A.Moore was Temple’s best shooter and averaged more than 30 minutes per game, it McKie had him take few shoots and thus he averaged but 7.6 ppg in conference play. If M kid had created more plays for him, he would have scored far more points per game

Mckie’s making both Rose and NPL the focal point of the offense and having them take Temple’s most fga’s when instead both Scott and A.Moore should have. Rose shot only 40 percent two’s and 30 percent on three’s. NPL shot only 44 percent on two’s and 31 percent on three’s.

Compounding matter both Rose and NPL mostly passed the ball to themselves, moorman, and Forrester and rarely looked to pass the ball to Alani Moore or Scott, Temple’s best shooters. Mckie should have corrected that.

A team can’t have a winning record when a teams most prolific shooters shoot a far lower percentage on 2’s and three’s, then opponents entire team does. And that’s what was happening for Temple.

One can only attribute McKie making both Rose and NPL the focal point of Temple’s offense due to unwarranted favortism based on them being veterans.

Looking back on the season, the evidence shows that the main reason for Temple’s decline is because the HC refused to start Scott and have play together with A.Moore, NPL, Rose. and instead chose to both start JP Moorman at PF, even though he played poorly virtually all season. Temple would have played far better if Rose had played PF, Moorman had come off the bench, , and Scott had been inserted in the starting line-up and played Ross’s position at SF.

This became apparent when when Moorman became injured and was unable to play in the 11 conference game of the season against SMU.

Even so, playing SMU Mckie started a big line-up with Hamilton playing in Moorman’s stead, and Temple found itself trailing 48-31 at half-time.

Early on in the second-half, HC McKie went to small line-up by bringing Scott off the bench, and had him play with A. Moore, NPL, and Rose, with Rose playing the PF position, this new line-up brought Temple roaring back back and ty the game in regulation by outscoring SMU 49-32 in the second half. Rose had 8 rebounds. Temple went on to win in overtime 97-90. Rose scored 25-points, Scott 22-points ( including shooting 7-7 on 2-pointers) , and A.Moore, 14-points.

Tempke had lost to SMU by 13 points the first time they had met when Scoot played few minutes.

With Moorman was still not available for the following conference game against Tulane game, once again, Mckie played a tall line-up and trailed at half-time 36-28. In the second half, McKie went small again, bringing Scott off the bench and played A.Moore, NPL, Rose and Scott together, and went on to beat Tulane 72-68, as Temple outscored Tulane 44-33 in the second half. Scott playing 26 minutes scored 16 points.

Tulane had beaten Temple by 14 points in their first meeting when Scott played far fewer minutes.

Temple’s next conference opponent was at home against UConn , arguably the best team in the AAC at season’s end as Uconn won 6 of it’s last 6 conference games that included beating Houston. Temple beat UConn 93-89 in double-overtime.

Temple had lost toUConn in their first meeting when Scott played far fewer minutes.

JP Moorman returned to play in the UConn game. Moorman played 27 minutes in the first 40 minutes of regulation. He shot but 1-3 from the floor. He did not play in either of the 5 minute overtime.

In the 50 minute game, A.Moore NPL, Rose, and Scott, all played more than 40 minutes. They were all on the court together most of the game.

Temple found itself trailing by 5-points when Scott entered the game at the 14 minute mark. He quickly hit two jumpers and the deficit was cut. Scott then stopped shooting and UConn regained and extended the lead to 12-points. Scott then made two baskets and along with other Temple players, helped Temple finished the half up three points, 36-33. Scott shot 4-6 from the field in the first half.

In the second half, Scott came off the bench, shot 3-5 on field goal attempts. The second half ended with both teams tied 69-69.

In the first five minute overtime, Scott was 2-2 on fga’s, including a game tying 3-ball with 25 seconds left in the game. Scott scored 5 of Temple’s 11-points in the first overtime.

Rose got hot in the second overtime and Temple won the game 93-89.

Playing PF, Rose had 4 blocks, and NPL had 13 rebounds.

Against UConn, Scott led all scorers with 35 points, shooting 9-11 on 2’s, and 1-4 on three’s, and 4-6 from the foul-line, and had 2 steals. NPL scored 23 points, Rose 15 points on 3-15 FGA’s, but he shot 9-13 at the foul line. A.Moore scored 14 points making half his fga’s, and shot 6-6 from the foul-line.

Scott guarded UConn’s highly touted freshman James Bouknight who was drafted 10th of the first round in this year’s NBA draft. Scott outplayed Bouknight as Scott scored 25 points on 66 percent (10-15) on fga’s , while holding Bouknight to scoring 16-points, shooting 35.2 percent (6-17) on fga’s.

What the second halves of the SMU, Tulane, and UConn games proved is that McKie finally playing A.Moore, NPL, Scott, and Rose, together, resulted in Temple scoring 48 points against SMU in the second-half, 46 against Tulane against in the second half, and 36 points against UConn in the first half.

If the 4 Temple players had played together whole games Temple wpuld have averaged in the upper 70’s and not the 65 ppg they did in conference play. Conference opponents would have also averaged less than the 69 ppg they did in conferenc play. As these games showed that Temple scored more points and gave up less with Rose playing PF then when Moorman played PF.

By playing The four together in these three conference games, these players saw their shooting percentages of both the team and the four players rise dramatically. One can safely say that Scott playing with the other three not only helped his shooting, but also helped the other three players shoot better then they had.

As Temple shot 68 percent on fga’s in the second half of SMU game, and 86 percent on three’s. In the Tulane game, Temple shots 50 percent on FGA’s in the second half, and 33 percent on three’s. In the UConn game, Temple shot 48.5 percent on fga’s, and 35 percent on three’s. Such was far higher than than the 40 percent that Temple shot on all FGA’s in all conference games.

In the SMU, Tulane, and U.Conn games, A. Moore combined in shooting 50 percent ( 8-16) on three’s. Scott shot a whopping 80.5 percent (17-21) on two’s. As Scott shot 7-7 on two’s against SMU, 3-5 on two’s against Tulane, and 9-11 on two’s against UConn.

Temple’s far better shooting in the SMU and Tulane games , was not only due to the four playing together, but since Temple was trailing at the half, Temple played an aggressive halves that led to many easy hoops. Explains why Temple shot an astounding 80 percent plus on fga’s against both SMU and Tulane. That how Temple should have played the entire season, regardless of whether Temple was trailing or leading.

During conferencec play, If Temple had started and played A.Moore,NPL, Rose, No Scott together, and A.Moore and Scott had taken Temple’s most FGA’s, not Rose and NPL, Temple have been one of the best teams in the AAC. As UConn after they lost to Temple went on to win five conference games in arow, including beating Houston, who had the conference best record.,

After the UConn game, one would have thought thought that McKie would have both started Scott and played him with A.Moore, NPL, And Rose. He did not. Instead, he brought Scott off the bench and subbed him in for A.Moore, NPL, or Rose. It’s no surprise that Temple reverted to losing, and lost it’s last five conference games, most by a few points.

Mckie continued to rely on Rose. In the last five conference games, he shot a woeful 32 percent (16-50) percent on 2’s, and 27 percent (9-39) on three’s. NPL shot even worse in those five conference games as he shot 23 percent (6-27) on two’s, and 27 percent (2-7) on three’s. It’s amazing most of the five games were even close given how bad both Rose and NPL shot. Impossible to understand how BC McKie let that happen.

Scott continued shooting two’s at a high rate making 66 percent ( 12-18) of his two’s percent in in 4 of Temple’s last 5 conference games. He shot 7-7 on two’s in the Wichita State game, the same as he had done in the SMU game that got Temple rolling in a 3-game win streak.

The conference tournament was cancelled due to Covid, and there’s no basis that Temple would have had success, as there was no indication that he would have started Scott or played his best four players together.
 
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