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Kpard

Playoffs

Win and advance!

Nick and Matt make 3rd team all PL. if we'd have had a better season, I'm sure Lindner would have been a first team selection.

Good luck, guys!
Andy

Good luck, Pards. Go get 'em!
leopard88

I may try to make it tonight since Loyola is in my neck of the woods, but my son's high school has a conference championship game at the same time.

Go Pards!
Andy

Yeah, I'm old enough to remember The Four Freshmen. Leopards hanging tough!
Kpard

It is over.
Andy

Not crazy about Shot selection from about the 1:35 mark to the finish. Good effort.  Thank you Nick Lindner, awesome competitor.
SixtyEighter

I question why neither Lindner nor Klinewski took the last shot. Want to put the game in the hands of the best players if I'm winning or losing on the last shot.
The Maroon

Andy wrote:
Not crazy about Shot selection from about the 1:35 mark to the finish. Good effort.  Thank you Nick Lindner, awesome competitor.


I consider him the best PG we ever had - and I didn't just roll in last week!
seenalot

He was top three - with Tony Duckett, Tim Beig and Jerry Kavanaugh all in the mix.   Will be missed, great career and would not be outworked.
Kpard

SixtyEighter wrote:
I question why neither Lindner nor Klinewski took the last shot. Want to put the game in the hands of the best players if I'm winning or losing on the last shot.


I cringe ever time we call a time out to set up a play/shot because we very rarely execute. It is definitely not FOH's strong suit as evidenced by the lack of open looks off of our inbounds plays.
I agree that Klinewski would have been my option #1, but, the game moves fast and we had a few good looks down the stretch.
I think the team improved, they had some good moments, but, there is a gap between the top PL teams and LC talent wise as the scores from those games prove.
bethlehempard

Colgate leads Lehigh 48-46. Rayman is going to be hard to stop for three more years. 13:13 left.
Kempton has four fouls. Gate is a terrible FT-shooting team.
51-49 Gate 11:13 left.

Lehigh wins, the top seeds all advance.
Kpard

Kempton strapped everyone to his back and willed the Squawks to a DOT victory at Boston who beat them twice this year. Now the table is turned and we'll see if they can beat the Bison 3 times, this one in Lburg.
Andy

Kempton wouldve been the goat if they'd lost in regulation. BU lost cause the refs fouled out Alston on 2 phantom fouls while allowing Kempton to play for 17 mins with 4 fouls. (Whining pays off!?)

I used to point out the "taunting" style of the LU players a few years back. Contrast that with their guards on this team: skilled, classy, all business.

A throng of 511 witnessed the action in Boston.
bison137

Andy wrote:
Kempton wouldve been the goat if they'd lost in regulation. BU lost cause the refs fouled out Alston on 2 phantom fouls while allowing Kempton to play for 17 mins with 4 fouls. (Whining pays off!?)
n.



True.  You will have to watch a lot of basketball to see a worse call than the one that fouled Alston out.  With Boston having no legitimate backup center, that call effectively decided the game.
Kpard

Andy wrote:
Kempton wouldve been the goat if they'd lost in regulation. BU lost cause the refs fouled out Alston on 2 phantom fouls while allowing Kempton to play for 17 mins with 4 fouls. (Whining pays off!?)

I used to point out the "taunting" style of the LU players a few years back. Contrast that with their guards on this team: skilled, classy, all business.

A throng of 511 witnessed the action in Boston.


So explain to me again why exactly they are in the Patriot League? Not for hockey!?
Kpard

Bison are dancing. Probably be a 15 maybe 14.

It is hard to believe that with the career that Kempton had, he never made the NCAA's. I don't think they make the NIT, maybe on of those other money wasting consolation tourneys?
leopard88

I've seen a number of projections showing Bucknell as a 13.  The fact that that is even a realistic possibility shows that the quality of play in the league has improved over the years.  For many years as I recall, the Patriot League champion was fortunate if it was a 15.
bethlehempard

Too bad for Kempton and Price though it's a day to note to Lehigh friends, Michael Hoffman has more NCAA appearances than perhaps Lehigh's best big man ever.
Lafayette was 0-8 versus the PL Final Four, average deficit of just over 20 points per loss.
Next year ... ? Matt K. Probably Stout will play a big role. He showed some promise.
Beyond that it's hard to predict anything more than the usual cast of interchangeable parts.
The Bison were the better team. Lehigh looked slow and tired in the second half.
Worse, Bucknell has a good cast returning for next year.
SixtyEighter

If Bucknell or any other PL member can produce consistent winners there is no reason Lafayette can't do it. As a matter of fact it should be easier than with football.
Kpard

bethlehempard wrote:
Too bad for Kempton and Price though it's a day to note to Lehigh friends, Michael Hoffman has more NCAA appearances than perhaps Lehigh's best big man ever.
Lafayette was 0-8 versus the PL Final Four, average deficit of just over 20 points per loss.
Next year ... ? Matt K. Probably Stout will play a big role. He showed some promise.
Beyond that it's hard to predict anything more than the usual cast of interchangeable parts.
The Bison were the better team. Lehigh looked slow and tired in the second half.
Worse, Bucknell has a good cast returning for next year.


Here are your excuses:
Pre scholarship - other PL teams backups would be starters for us
2015-16 - we lost our top 3 scorers
2016-17 - we are very young and need to adjust to the speed of the game at this level
2017-18 - we don't have an experienced point guard

Our teams always improve, in game coaching is always top notch, I just do not understand why it seems we are several steps behind.
carney2

Kpard wrote:
bethlehempard wrote:
Too bad for Kempton and Price though it's a day to note to Lehigh friends, Michael Hoffman has more NCAA appearances than perhaps Lehigh's best big man ever.
Lafayette was 0-8 versus the PL Final Four, average deficit of just over 20 points per loss.
Next year ... ? Matt K. Probably Stout will play a big role. He showed some promise.
Beyond that it's hard to predict anything more than the usual cast of interchangeable parts.
The Bison were the better team. Lehigh looked slow and tired in the second half.
Worse, Bucknell has a good cast returning for next year.


Here are your excuses:
Pre scholarship - other PL teams backups would be starters for us
2015-16 - we lost our top 3 scorers
2016-17 - we are very young and need to adjust to the speed of the game at this level
2017-18 - we don't have an experienced point guard

Our teams always improve, in game coaching is always top notch, I just do not understand why it seems we are several steps behind.


No news here, but RECRUITING is the key.  Fran has proven that he can't or won't do it.  He has to go.
bison137

Kpard wrote:
Bison are dancing. Probably be a 15 maybe 14.

It is hard to believe that with the career that Kempton had, he never made the NCAA's. I don't think they make the NIT, maybe on of those other money wasting consolation tourneys?


No chance of a 15.  On the cusp between 14 and 13.

As for Lehigh, I think there is a 99% chance they enter a pay for play event.  Zero chance of the NIT.    It was enjoyable watching Kempton walk off the court in tears last night after another postseason failure.  I'm sure he blamed his teammates.
Bogus Megapardus

Kpard wrote:
in game coaching is always top notch


This is why FOH is here and likely will remain (IMHO) until he decides otherwise. In late February/early March it always seems as if the Pards can beat any PL team on any given night. Few DI coaches ever have done so much with so little.

Everybody knows it's time for Lafayette basketball to step up. But unlike Frank T., Fran O'Hanlon seem poised to step aside on his own terms. Everybody loves FOH and appreciates all he has done. I don't think he's going to take undue advantage of that appreciation. I hope they rename the court after him when he retires.
Marooner

bison137 wrote:
As for Lehigh, I think there is a 99% chance they enter a pay for play event.  Zero chance of the NIT.    It was enjoyable watching Kempton walk off the court in tears last night after another postseason failure.  I'm sure he blamed his teammates.

Finally, 137 says something we can agree on!

And I'm not one to automatically hate on the student-athletes at Lehigh (the team yes, but not the kids), but Kempton is kind of a jerk by all accounts I've heard.
RichH

Surprised to read this statement from a guy I have respected. 137 whether you like or dislike Kempton to relish his pain is classless and to me repugnant.smh
bison137

RichH wrote:
Surprised to read this statement from a guy I have respected. 137 whether you like or dislike Kempton to relish his pain is classless and to me repugnant.smh



Since the PL has existed, he us the only player whose failure I have enjoyed.  He has been classless for four years and is probably the least favorite PL player at all nine rival schools.  And it has nothing to do with his great ability.  Players like Foyle, McCollum, Muscala, Simmons, Ehlers, etc were not disliked.
RichH

Explanation does not justify your post 137 only your reasons for it. Over my time there have been a number of players in various.sports that I have truly disliked.Admit I loved it when their team lost but I took no joy in any individual's tears.  Nor would I boast about it.
Kpard

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Kpard wrote:
in game coaching is always top notch


This is why FOH is here and likely will remain (IMHO) until he decides otherwise. In late February/early March it always seems as if the Pards can beat any PL team on any given night. Few DI coaches ever have done so much with so little.

Everybody knows it's time for Lafayette basketball to step up. But unlike Frank T., Fran O'Hanlon seem poised to step aside on his own terms. Everybody loves FOH and appreciates all he has done. I don't think he's going to take undue advantage of that appreciation. I hope they rename the court after him when he retires.


Agree with you that FOH is not going anywhere. It is a bit premature to want to name the court after him. He is the winningest coach in LC history, but, with a sub .500 record.
Besides, as soon as I hit the powerball I'm giving enough of it to the college to name the court after me!
Kpard court @ KSC.
It has a nice ring to it, wouldn't you agree?  Rolling Eyes  Laughing  Cool  Shocked  Wink

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