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    Quote Originally Posted by muskiefan82 View Post
    Does anyone know much about them?
    Xavier walloped SLU by 33 pts. Kennesaw just sneaked by to a 4 pt. win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Point Pete View Post
    Xavier walloped SLU by 33 pts. Kennesaw just sneaked by to a 4 pt. win.

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    Had to look at the roster to figure out what school you were talking about. Didn't know they went by SLU. Seems to me they should go by SELU. Oh well.
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    Apparently, the name comes from a Cherokee word for cemetery. So, there's that.
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    Quick Internet Scouting on Kennesaw State.

    - 9 Man rotation used this year. Most ave minutes played by a single player was 31, and only one other guy at 30.
    - 7 of 9 in the rotation are listed as guards. These 7 average 162 minutes out of 200 available minutes per game.
    - Guard heights are 6'4, 5'10, 6'6, 6',4, 6'3, 6'6, 6'1. (listed by minutes played)
    - 2 guys listed as forwards play a combined 37 minutes a game. One is 6'8" 264, and the other is 6'7' 218.
    - Pretty obvious this is a 4 guard offense

    - generally high scoring, averaging 75.5 per game.


    - 33% of the scoring comes from 3. Over 33 years, Xavier has maxed out at 32.2% and averages about 24.7%.
    - Combined for 764 3pt attempts, making 281 (36.7%). Averaged 22.5 attempts per game. For context, XU's MOST amount of 3's attempted per game was 23.7 over the last 33 years and only exceeded 22.5 that one time. Over that 33 year period, XU has averaged 17.6 attempts per game.
    - All 7 of the guards are willing to shoot and the shooting percentages all fall in the range of 41.1% to 33.6%. So, pretty balanced and generally capable.
    - The 2 bigs dont really shoot. one of the 2 was 1 for 16, and the other had zero attempts.

    - Surprisingly, they dont offensive rebound very well, averaging 9.6 per game. I say surprisingly, because rebounds from missed 3's tend to be a little less predictable and they take a ton of 3's, and their big guys seem to stay inside. For context, Xu has averaged 11.8 ORebs a game over the last 26 seasons.

    - Their 2 bigs, that played essentially all of their minutes up front (1,217 min) combined for 97 ORebs. Nunge had 97 himself in 995 minutes....

    - Defensive rebounding is OK at 25.6 per game. Xu average over 26 years is 24.9. Might be a byproduct of the tempo (lots of opponents shots going up)

    - Below average in: Blocks

    - Pretty average in the following areas: FTA per game, FT% (66.2%), Fouls per game (18.0)(bigs combine for 3.5 fouls per game)

    - above average in: Steals (8.0 per game vs XU 33 year average of 7.0 and not having hit 8.0 since Skip), Turnovers 12.4 per game.
    - kind of low assist rate at 14.4 per game, but they take alot of 3's so an assisted 3 kid of goes uncounted when it comes to assists per points ratio. With 4 guards, I assume the ball moves effectively to find the open shots.

    - Opponents shot .429 against them and took alot of 3's.

    Conclusion: Pretty predictable strengths and weaknesses for a team that runs 4 guards. Plays a generally fast tempo and looks for 3 pt attempts. Decent at protecting the ball and looks to force TOs. Despite playing small, does not seem to have been abused inside and entices opponents to take 3s. Rebounding and interior defense effectiveness is consistent with a small lineup.

    XU Keys to the Game: Perimeter defense, scoring at the rim / post, protect the ball, effective subs from the bench.

    Things I worry about: KSU gets insane from 3 and shoots the lights out. Nunge having a 268 pound guy banging on him for 30+ minutes and Edwards being ineffective.
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    good stuff. Take care of ball, Nunge and Hunter need to dominate boards(at least 8 more rebounds). Hopefully no foul trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Point Pete View Post
    Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the 1st baseball commissioner, was the son of a Civil War veteran. Dad was wounded at battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Interesting namesake.



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    Very little played out as I expected.

    We were outrebounded 10-4 on the Offensive boards.

    Both teams combined for 7-31 from 3.

    scoring was low for both teams, and tempo was low.

    Pretty ugly to watch,,,,,but better than losing.,

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    They were fast and tough. Just about as balanced as anyone XU faced this year.

    I think they ran out of steam in the second half.

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    I think KSU played a new mix up defense and X helped by going ice cold.

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