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Morgan State game
75-57. Another strange box score.

Again, NPL carries the team on his back, and Rose has another so-so shooting night. Alani's stats have moved from "B" quality to "B+" quality, though he's hitting only 33% of his shots.

Moorman scores only 3 points on 1-6 shooting, Hamilton has 2 pts and 2 rebounds. and Scott is scoreless and plays only 14 minutes. Strange game.

Temple wins by holding 2 opponents to 59.5 ppg, despite hitting less than 1/3 of their 3 point shots and averaging below 40% of overall shots, and despite an average of -4.5 rebounds per game, just like last season.

If they keep playing like this, they could go 0-4 in the Big 5 and lose half of their games.
11-10-2019 01:56 AM
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(11-10-2019 01:56 AM)jedclampett Wrote:  75-57. Another strange box score.

Again, NPL carries the team on his back, and Rose has another so-so shooting night. Alani's stats have moved from "B" quality to "B+" quality, though he's hitting only 33% of his shots.

Moorman scores only 3 points on 1-6 shooting, Hamilton has 2 pts and 2 rebounds. and Scott is scoreless and plays only 14 minutes. Strange game.

Temple wins by holding 2 opponents to 59.5 ppg, despite hitting less than 1/3 of their 3 point shots and averaging below 40% of overall shots, and despite an average of -4.5 rebounds per game, just like last season.

If they keep playing like this, they could go 0-4 in the Big 5 and lose half of their games.

With all do respect, we see the Morgan State game quite differently. Glad Temple won by 18-points. Good omen for things to come. Glad Temple forced 19-turnovers to Temple’s 6 for the game. That’s the story-line of the game. Individual offensive performances virtually irrelevant.

Temple’s new pressure defense was responsible for Temple winning by a large scoring margin. That’s what McKie should focus on going forward. Will they maintain that going forward against better teams? I think so.

As a result of Temple’s pressure defense, Temple took 9 more fga’s and 12 more foul shots for the game than Morgan State did.

Temple shot 51.5 percent on 2’s, compared to Morgan State’s shooting 45 percent on two’s. Of course, with Temple our-shooting theirvopponent, one. Expects oppoments to garner more rebounds.
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11-10-2019 12:55 PM
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RE: Morgan State game
Temple's 13 point win vs Morgan State on our home floor didn't impress me, because several Temple players performed poorly against MSU, one of our weakest opponents this season.

Several things frightened me:

1) Scott had no impact in 14 minutes.

2) Hamilton took a step backwards.

3) Moorman went 1-6 for 3 points.


There were a few bright spots

1) NPL had a brilliant game

2) JPL showed more improvement than expected in 2 games.

3) Perry scored 12 pts in limited playing time

4) Alani playing consistently well
11-11-2019 10:13 PM
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(11-11-2019 10:13 PM)jedclampett Wrote:  Temple's 13 point win vs Morgan State on our home floor didn't impress me, because several Temple players performed poorly against MSU, one of our weakest opponents this season.

Several things frightened me:

1) Scott had no impact in 14 minutes.

2) Hamilton took a step backwards.

3) Moorman went 1-6 for 3 points.


There were a few bright spots

1) NPL had a brilliant game

2) JPL showed more improvement than expected in 2 games.

3) Perry scored 12 pts in limited playing time

4) Alani playing consistently well

I respectfully disagree. I was impressed with Temple’s win as I thought Morgan State was a decent team. Will need to follow how they played going forward.


Before getting into individual performances, it’s necessary to point out that Temple’s collective performance were terrific.

Temple committed only 6 turnovers, caused 19 Morgan State turnovers, and fouled so little that Morgan State only made 9 foul shots. Holding any opponent to 57 points and winning by thirteen points is impressive. And Temple held MS to shooting only 44.2 percent on two’s, and 23.6 percent on three’s, which is way better than last season.


You should look at a player’s plus/minus. I’m reluctant to say a player had no impact on a game if he had a plus rating in only one game. Need bigger body of work.

Moorman had an outstanding first game having shot 60 percent from the field. Also it was clear that against MS he was rushing his shots and putting too much mustard on the ball. That can be corrected.

Yes, he did play 28 minutes, shot 1-6, but he had no turnovers, seven rebounds, including one offensive rebound, and one block. He committed but one foul. His non-shooting stats were excellent.

Seems like you’re mainly focused on scoring, as no mention is made of player’s non-shooting stats such as turnovers, fouls, and steals. Given that Temple did manage to score 75 points, I would not highlight who didn’t shoot well in one game.

For instance, you say that Scott had no impact in his 24 minutes. In fact he had no turnovers which resulted in Temple keeping it’s scoring opportunities. Two, he had two steals in only 14 minutes which provided with Temple with 2 scoring opportunities they otherwise would not have had. Temple scored on one of his steals, and should have on the other one, but for Rose missing a dunk.

Yes, we want to see more from him offensively given that Temple is struggling making three-point shots. That should happen. He did show his play-making ability.

. He did have an impact on only 14 minutes of playing time by making two steals, and committing no turnovers. You should not be frightened after only two games. I’m not, as he has a proven record against the nation’s best teams.

Scott only took one shot and missed it But his first shot was a three that he made from the corner that was waved off by a ref because the player who threw him the ball was called for traveling.

Yes, we want to see him shoot and score more.

As for Hamilton, he only played 8 minutes. He scored two-points. He missed one shot, made two foul-shots, had an offensive and defensive rebound, made a steal, and had a turnover. Worse thing he did was commit four fouls.

Defensively, in two games, he is statistically Temple’s second best defender just behind Nate. As Justyn has a defensive rating of opponents scoring only 68.9 points per 100 possessions against Temple. All other Temple players are in the 80’s. So Justyn, playing limited minutes, has had a positive defensive impact on the team.
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11-12-2019 03:47 AM
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