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Career Game #13

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • 4 game win streak
  • 3 game home win streak

 

Jan 4, 2001: Florida A&M (7-5, 1-0) @ Delaware St (9-3, 1-0)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: fast pace, balanced, not many freedom, high post
  • Defense: 2-3, press at points
  • Key Players: Sr SG Clinton Price 21.3 ppg (2nd in MEAC), 44% 3PT
  • Notes: FLAM grabbing 38.3 rpg (#6 Nat'l)

1st Half

 

FLAM clogging down the interior, but we made enough outside shots to keep their defense guessing.  A very good 1st half for SG Lewis Lepore.  FLAM's SG Clinton Price struggled with his shooting, 4 pts and 2-10 FG

 

 

Halftime: Up 41-29

 

Key stat(s)

  • 3PT: DELST 3-10, FLAM 1-12

Key Players

  • DELST: SG Lewis Lepore 15 pts, 3 3s

 

2nd Half

 

After a relatively quiet 1st half, C Brandon Braun took over in the 2nd half scoring 23 of his 35 pts, and made big baskets whenever FLAM is threatening to make a run.  We defended the perimeter today, and also prevented FLAM from dominating the boards

 

 

Final Score: Florida A&M - 67, Delaware St - 76

 

Box Scores

Braun 35, 10, 1(*)

Lepore 17, 8, 2, 3 3s

Swift 8, 6, 0

Stokes 6, 6, 1, 2 stls, 4 tos

Murphy 4, 2, 0, 2 stls

Petteway 3, 1, 7, 3 tos

Perry 3, 0, 8, 4 tos

Jefferson 0, 2, 1

 

Team Stats

FG: 52-36%

Rebs: -3

Asts: +6

TOs: -1

Pts in paint: +30

2nd chance: -8

Fast break: -3

 

Post game observations

  • (+): SG Lewis Lepore's importance to the team was highlighted today, giving us the possibility of fielding a 3-guard lineup (playing alongside SG Kevin Stokes) to counter an oppositions's zone defense
  • (-): We gave up 14 2nd chance pts; understandable give that FLAM is the best rebounding team in the conference

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. North Carolina A&T, 2-0 (W2)
  2. Delaware St, 2-0 (W2)
  3. Lipscomb, 2-0 (W2)
  4. Florida A&M, 1-1 (L1)
  5. Norfolk St, 1-1 (L1)
  6. Howard, 1-1 (W1)
  7. Morgan St, 1-1 (W1)
  8. Belmont, 1-1 (L1)
  9. MD Eastern Shore, 1-1 (W1)
  10. Quinnipiac, 0-2 (L2)
  11. Bethune-Cookman, 0-2 (L2)
  12. Coppin St, 0-2 (L2)


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Career Game #14

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • 5 game win streak

Jan 7, 2001: Delaware St (10-3, 2-0) @ Bethune-Cookman (5-8, 0-2)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: normal pace, inside, not many freedom, 5-out
  • Defense: 2-3, press at points
  • Key Players: Sr PG Virgil Mason 15.5 ppg
  • Notes: BETH averaging just 55 ppg in their current 3-game losing streak

1st Half

 

We were adapt on every defensive adjustment BETH made.  When they went m2m early in the game, our big men took the ball inside.  When BETH went to their usual 2-3 zone, we were able to make our outside shots.  It didn't matter that C Brandon Braun only 6 pts, as the rest of the team able to step up

 

 

Halftime: Up 44-25

 

Key stat(s)

  • 3PT: DELST 6-8, BETH 0-2

Key Players

  • DELST: C Jamal Swift 12 pts, 5 rebs

 

2nd Half

 

C Brandon Braun asserting himself more here in the 2nd half, scoring 10 of his 16 pts.  However, we got into penalty early, and it has helped BETH chop off some of our lead.

10:08: Up 62-52

 

Good thing we're shooting the ball well, to somehow counter all those FTs being given to BETH; 23-25 FT so far for BETH

4:58: Up 72-64

 
Both teams could only add a FT to the score line.  BETH just committed a turn over.  Still Up 8.  C Brandon Braun got blocked, but C Jamal Swift able to pick up the loose ball, and scored underneath.
2:24, Up 75-65

 

Both our starting and back up PGs have fouled out.  BETH made 2 more FTs.  Timeout

2:14, Up 75-67

 

No time to relax.  SG Lewis Lepore hits a dagger 3, and we're up by 11.  All 5 players we have on the floor have scored in double figures.  BETH looking for a 3, but we're not giving them good looks.  Shot clock just about to expire when they force one from deep, and it goes in!  Only the 2nd triple for BETH today.  Timeout

1:04, Up 78-70

 

BETH gave up 2 fouls, but they are not yet in the penalty.  On the reset, we turned the ball over, something we don't need at this point.  Timeout BETH

0:50, Up 78-70

 

Foul called on us.  BETH made 2 FTs.  Just a 2 possession game.  This is not over.  Timeout

0:43, Up 78-72

 

BETH gave up a quick foul.  BETH in penalty now.  SG Kevin Stokes made 2 FTs.  Up 8.  We just need to play honest defense without giving up a foul.  BETH shoots a 3.  It's in again.  Up 5.  Another quick foul by BETH.  SG Lewis Lepore at the line and he made both FTs.

0:26: Up 82-75

 

BETH made another 3!  Wow.  BETH was 1-9 3PT, before they made their last 3 shots from downtown.  Up 4.  Another foul by BETH.  SG Lewis Lepore back to the line, and he calmly sinks both.  Up 6.  0:11 left.  BETH made their 4th consecutive triple!  But time has run out, and we escape BETH's sudden hot shooting.  If there was a minute left on the clock, they might have completed their comeback.

 

 

Final Score: Delaware St - 84, Bethune-Cookman - 81

 

Box Scores

Swift 20, 9, 0, 2 blks, 3 tos (*)

Braun 19, 9, 2, 3 tos

Lepore 14, 3, 3, 2 stls, 4 tos, 2 3s

Stokes 14, 2, 0, 2 3s

Jefferson 12, 2, 1, 2 stls, 2 3s

Petteway 5, 3, 9, 3 tos, fouled out

Murphy 0, 3, 1

Perry 0, 2, 1, fouled out

 

Team Stats

FG: 58-41%

Rebs: +9

Asts: -1

TOs: +2

Pts in paint: +2

2nd chance: -1

Fast break: -4

 

Post game observations

  • (+): 2nd straight game we faced a team using a lot of zone, and our outside shooting proved to be a factor once again; 7-13 3PT today
  • (-): 16 turn overs

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. Delaware St, 3-0 (W3)
  2. North Carolina A&T, 2-1 (L1)
  3. Morgan St, 2-1 (W2)
  4. Florida A&M, 2-1 (W1)
  5. Lipscomb, 2-1 (L1)
  6. Norfolk St, 2-1 (W1)
  7. MD Eastern Shore, 2-1 (W2)
  8. Belmont, 1-2 (L2)
  9. Coppin St, 1-2 (W1)
  10. Howard, 1-2 (L1)
  11. Quinnipiac, 0-3 (L3)
  12. Bethune-Cookman, 0-3 (L3)


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Career Game #15

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • 6 game win streak

Jan 11, 2001: Delaware St (11-3, 3-0) @ Howard (8-6, 1-2)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: slow pace, balanced, not many freedom, 5-out
  • Defense: m2m, rarely press
  • Key Players: Sr SG Terrence Armstead 13.9 ppg
  • Notes: HOW with at least 4 guards shooting over 40% 3PT

 

1st Half

 

We expected HOW's guards to be the focus of their offense, but their 2 big men (both 7 footers, 300+ lbs) proved to be too much too handle, combining for 12 pts and taking up lots of space inside.  Took a while before we grab the lead in this relatively low scoring affair.  Both teams shooting below 40% FG

 

 

Halftime: Up 32-29

 

Key stat(s)

  • 3PT: DELST 1-7, HOW 3-9
  • Fast break pts: DELST 10, HOW 6

Key Players

  • DELST: C Brandon Braun 14 pts, 5 rebs

 

2nd Half

 

Our half court offense and outside shooting still absent, 1-11 3PT.  We managed to stay on the lead by getting some easy baskets on the break. 

10:55: Up 44-41

 

Shooting is still off; actually on both sides, which is probably the reason why we are still on the lead.  C Brandon Braun just picked up his 4th foul, giving me a tough decision.  I decided to put him in the bench for a few minutes.  We're in the penalty

6:35: Up 48-45

 
We went to a smaller lineup (1 PG, 2 SG, 1 SF, 1 C).  All of a sudden, we made 3 jump shots, including a pair of 3s.  HOW kept close though
4:24, Up 56-52

 

C Brandon Braun still on the bench.  We hit another 3!  Up 7.  HOW making another of FTs.  Up 5.  We missed on a drive.  HOW missed a 3; that would have been huge.  HOW finally got into penalty, but we missed the front end of a 1-and-1.  We have missed 9 FTs so far.  HOW with a turn over.  Timeout

2:19, Up 59-54

 

I bring back C Brandon Braun, and we immediately go to him. Braun's shot got blocked.  HOW with the ball.  We get the ball back with a steal.  Counter steal by HOW!  HOW missed on their attempt.  Crazy sequence so far.  Timeout

1:15, Up 59-54

 

I went back with a bigger lineup for rebounding purposes.  SG Kevin Stokes called for traveling.  HOW gets another chance, but they threw the ball away.  A basket here would be huge.  PG Sidney Petteway drives.  Miss.  Loose ball.  We retain possession.  I have 2 timeouts left, and I decided to use 1 of them

0:45, Up 59-54

 

HOW gives up a foul.  PG Sidney Petteway splits.  C Brandon Braun gets the offensive rebound.  Braun missing the follow up.  But C Jamal Swift grabs the offensive rebound this time around.  Swift missed the put back, but got fouled.  We just need 1 FT to give us a 3 possession game, and most likely seal the win.  Swift makes the 1st, and missed the 2nd.  Up 7.  Timeout HOW

0:33, Up 61-54

 

We traded 2 FTs each.  I told the team we don't need to foul.  HOW missing a 3, and that ended any hopes on their side.  We won because of our defense, which is rarity, but we'll take it

 

 

Final Score: Delaware St - 63, Howard - 56

 

Box Scores

Braun 20, 9, 0 (*)

Petteway 13, 3, 6, 2 stls, 6 tos, 2 3s

Swift 11, 13, 1

Stokes 9, 6, 0

Lepore 5, 3, 3, 3 stls

Jefferson 5, 3, 0

Murphy 0, 3, 0

Perry 0, 0, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 36-35%

Rebs: +6

Asts: +1

TOs: +1

Pts in paint: +18

2nd chance: +3

Fast break: +10

 

Post game observations

  • (+): We were able to manufacture ways to score pts outside of our half court offense; 11 2nd chance pts and 18 fast break pts
  • (-): 15-26 FT

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. Delaware St, 4-0 (W4)
  2. North Carolina A&T, 3-1 (W1)
  3. Lipscomb, 3-1 (W1)
  4. MD Eastern Shore, 3-1 (W3)
  5. Morgan St, 3-1 (W3)
  6. Coppin St, 2-2 (W2)
  7. Florida A&M, 2-2 (L1)
  8. Norfolk St, 2-2 (L1)
  9. Belmont, 1-3 (L3)
  10. Howard, 1-3 (L2)
  11. Quinnipiac, 0-4 (L4)
  12. Bethune-Cookman, 0-4 (L4)


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Career Game #16

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • 7 game win streak
  • 4 game home win streak

Jan 14, 2001: Lipscomb (9-6, 3-1) @ Delaware St (12-3, 4-0)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: slow pace, balanced, not many freedom, 5-out
  • Defense: m2m, rarely press
  • Key Players: Fr PG Linton McKenzie 12.9 ppg
  • Notes: McKenzie is listed at 88%, so we're not sure if he's going to suit up today for LIPS

 

1st Half

 

LIPS PG Linton McKenzie did not start, but came off the bench to score 12 pts.  We took advantage of our inside game as usual, but LIPS didn't do bad either on their offense

 

 

Halftime: Up 41-32

 

Key stat(s)

  • FG: DELST 59%, LIPS 50%
  • Turn overs: DELST 6, LIPS 10

Key Players

  • DELST: C Brandon Braun 16 pts, 3 rebs

 

2nd Half

 

LIPS has shot better than us here in the 2nd half, and slowly but surely knocking on the doors now

9:49: Up 53-49

 

SG Kevin Stokes scored 8 pts in an 11-0, to bring back our lead to a more comfortable 15 pts.  LIPS has been nailed at 49 for quite some time.

5:53: Up 64-49

 
SG Kevin Stokes added 5 more pts to counter the 2 3s made by LIPS.  We were still leading by 14 with 2:37 left. Both teams in the penalty.  C Brandon Braun converted a 3pt play to give us a 17 pt advantage.  Although LIPS converted a couple of triples, we managed the clock well in the end game and held on for the win
 

 

Final Score: Lipscomb - 61, Delaware St - 72

 

Box Scores

Braun 26, 5, 3, 2 stls, 4 tos (*)

Stokes 18, 4, 1, 3 3s

Jefferson 9, 4, 2, 3 stls

Petteway 9, 2, 7, 4 tos

Lepore 6, 3, 0, 2 stls, 2 3s

Swift 2, 3, 0

Ward 2, 1, 1

Murphy 0, 2, 0

Perry 0, 0, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 48-48%

Rebs: -2

Asts: -4

TOs: -11

Pts in paint: +20

2nd chance: -2

Fast break: -7

 

Post game observations

  • (+): We forced LIPS to 22 turn overs
  • (-): Not taking much advantage of those LIPS' turn overs, getting only 6 fast break pts

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. Delaware St, 5-0 (W5)
  2. North Carolina A&T, 4-1 (W2)
  3. Morgan St, 4-1 (W4)
  4. Florida A&M, 3-2 (W1)
  5. Lipscomb, 3-2 (L1)
  6. MD Eastern Shore, 3-2 (L1)
  7. Coppin St, 2-3 (L1)
  8. Norfolk St, 2-3 (L2)
  9. Howard, 1-4 (L3)
  10. Bethune-Cookman, 1-4 (W1)
  11. Belmont, 1-4 (L4)
  12. Quinnipiac, 1-4 (W1)


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Career Game #17

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • 8 game win streak
  • 5 game conference win streak
  • 3 game road win streak

Jan 18, 2001: Delaware St (13-3, 5-0) @ Belmont (5-11, 1-4)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: fast pace, balanced, lots of freedom, motion
  • Defense: m2m, rarely press
  • Key Players: Fr SF Jaquay Young  11.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg
  • Notes: BEL without their 2nd leading scorer, 
  • McKenzie is listed at 88%, so we're not sure if he's going to suit up today for LIPS

 

1st Half

 

Exciting up and down game.  Almost identical shooting and rebounding, but the difference has been our turn overs.  Also, C Brandon Braun didn't get too many touches,.

 

Halftime: Down 37-42

 

Key stat(s)

  • Turn overs: DELST 8, BEL 4

Key Players

  • DELST: SF Anthony Jefferson 10 pts, 4-5 FG
  • BEL: SF Jaquay Young 9 pts, 6 rebs

 

2nd Half

 

We're getting more success now on our inside plays, but our FT shooting has impeded our progress; just 11-22 FT so far.  LIPS has hit 5 3s in the 2nd half

10:38: Down 57-63

 

We added 3 more turn overs.  This game is slowly slipping away.  We have to make a run now

5:55: Down 63-72

 
We went with a smaller lineup.  We still can't make stops.  Down by 16 with 2 mins left.  Not gonna do it with the way we're playing; I pulled off my starters.  This was a beat down.
 

 

Final Score: Delaware St 67, Belmont - 88

 

Box Scores

Braun 19, 11, 0

Jefefrson 13, 7, 1, 3 3s

Swift 13, 6, 1, 3 blks, 3 tos

Lepore 11, 5, 4, 3 tos, 2 3s

Stokes 6, 1, 2, 2 stls, 3 tos

Petteway 3, 1, 2, 3 tos

Murphy 2, 4, 0

Ward 0, 1, 0

Perry 0, 0, 0

Whiting 0, 0, 0

Warley 0, 0, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 39-51%

Rebs: -1

Asts: -14

TOs: +5

Pts in paint: +2

2nd chance: +1

Fast break: -2

 

Post game observations

  • (+): Still a decent offensive output for us, including 6-15 3PT.  But offense wasn't the problem today
  • (-): We had games before where our high scoring offense often masked our poor defense.  That wasn't the case today, as our primary weakness on making stops was exposed today.

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. Delaware St, 5-1 (L1)
  2. Morgan St, 5-1 (W5)
  3. North Carolina A&T, 4-2 (L1)
  4. Florida A&M, 4-2 (W2)
  5. Lipscomb, 4-2 (W1)
  6. Coppin St, 3-3 (W1)
  7. Norfolk St, 3-3 (W1)
  8. MD Eastern Shore, 3-3 (L2)
  9. Belmont, 2-4 (W1)
  10. Howard, 1-5 (L4)
  11. Quinnipiac, 1-5 (L1)
  12. Bethune-Cookman, 1-5 (L1)


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Awards (Week Ending 12/31/00)

 

National Player of the Week and National Freshman of the Week: C Brandon Braun



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Career Game #18

 

Jan 21, 2001: Delaware St (13-4, 5-1) @ Quinnipiac (6-11, 1-5)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: slow pace, balanced, not many freedom, motion
  • Defense: m2m, press at points
  • Key Players: Sr PF Brandon Blackman 10.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg
  • Notes: Fr PF Ryan Hein is their starter at the 1 spot.  As a result, Hein is averaging 5.1 topg (6th Nat'l), and as a team, QUINN is averaging 17.4 topg (8th worst Nat'l) 

 

1st Half

 

QUINN's slow pace game was evident in the 1st half, but their offensive execution in disarray, forcing a lot of bad shots.  QUINN also committed 9 turn overs.  Our 2 starting big men dominated the inside, combining for 19 pts and 11 rebs

 

 

Halftime: Up 38-20

 

Key stat(s)

  • FG: DELST 56%, QUINN 29%
  • Pts in the paint: DELST 22, QUINN 6

Key Players

  • DELST: C Brandon Braun 10 pts, 5 rebs; C Jamal Swift 9 pts, 6 rebs

 

2nd Half

 

Game became faster in the 2nd half.  QUINN improved on their shooting, but they couldn't make stops, and we retained our comfortable lead the entire 2nd half.  QUINN finished with 18 turn overs.

 

 

Final Score: Delaware St - 80, Quinnipiac - 63

 

Box Scores

Braun 29, 9, 1, 2 blks (*)

Stokes 15, 4, 3

Swift 11, 10, 0

Lepore 9, 3, 2, 3 tos, fouled out

Murphy 6, 3, 1, 2 stls

Petteway 6, 2, 7, 6 tos

Jefferson 4, 1, 2

Warley 0, 1, 0

Perry 0, 0, 2

Whiting 0, 0, 0

Ward 0, 0, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 58-43%

Rebs: +9

Asts: +2

TOs: -6

Pts in paint: +30

2nd chance: +11

Fast break: +12

 

Post game observations

  • (+): We didn't allow a single 2nd chance point for QUINN
  • (-): 11 missed FTs.  

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. Delaware St, 6-1 (W1)
  2. North Carolina A&T, 5-2 (W1)
  3. Morgan St, 5-2 (L1)
  4. Florida A&M, 5-2 (W3)
  5. Lipscomb, 5-2 (W2)
  6. Norfolk St, 4-3 (W2)
  7. MD Eastern Shore, 4-3 (W1)
  8. Coppin St, 3-4 (L1)
  9. Belmont, 2-5 (L1)
  10. Howard, 1-6 (L5)
  11. Quinnipiac, 1-6 (L2)
  12. Bethune-Cookman, 1-6 (L2)


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Career Game #19

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • 5 game home win streak

Jan 23, 2001: Norfolk St (12-6, 4-3) @ Delaware St (14-4, 6-1)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: normal pace, outside, some freedom, triangle
  • Defense: 2-3, rarely press
  • Key Players: Jr SG Erik Carroll 9.8 ppg
  • Notes: No double digit scorer but each starter averages at least 8 ppg.  NORST's defense concedes just 37.6% opp FG (#4 Nat'l)

 

1st Half

 

NORST's defense came prepared against our inside plays; both C Brandon Braun and C Jamal Swift held scoreless.  We got our production mostly from our guards with their perimeter shooting.

 

 

Halftime: Tied at 37

 

Key stat(s)

  • 3PT: DELST 7-15, NORST 1-3
  • Pts in the paint: DELST 10, NORST 12

Key Players

  • DELST: SG Kevin Stokes 17 pts, 3 3s

 

2nd Half

 

We opened up the 2nd half with a 10-0 run; C Brandon Braun finally getting his 1st basket.  SG Kevin Stokes continues to wax hot from the outside, adding 10 more pts here in the 2nd half for his game high of 27.

11:03: Up 55-45

 

NORST's defense starting to make its presence felt.  PG Sidney Petteway has fouled out, and 2 other starters with 4 fouls.  This is not looking good

4:10, Up 58-54

 

SG Kevin Stokes buries another 3!  We badly needed that basket.  Up 7.  C Brandon Braun gets a block, and ball is going to our favor.  SF Anthony Jefferson got fouled on the act of shooting.  Jefferson makes both FTs.  Up 9.  A turn over by NORST.  SG Lewis Lepore makes a 3 from top of the circle!  An 8-0 run.  Another turn over for NORST.  Stokes drives, but he missed.  Time running out for NORST now

2:04, Up 66-54

 

C Jamal Swift with a steal.  On our play, SG Kevin Stokes added another triple!  Up 15 with less than 2 mins left.  NORST got a 3 back.  We slowed down the game, used up a lot of clock, and hold on for the win.  C Brandon Braun with a career low 3 pts, but the performance of our 2 SGs more than made it up

 

 

Final Score: Norfolk St - 58, Delaware St - 71

 

Box Scores

Stokes 33, 2, 1, 4 stls, 7 3s (*)

Lepore 22, 5, 3, 3 tos, 5 3s

Jefferson 9, 3, 2, 3 stls

Braun 3, 9, 1

Perry 2, 2, 0

Petteway 2, 0, 5, fouled out

Swift 0, 7, 1, 2 stls, 3 blks

Murphy 0, 2, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 40-43%

Rebs: -7

Asts: +5

TOs: -10

Pts in paint: -10

2nd chance: -7

Fast break: +5

 

Post game observations

  • (+): An amazing 13-26 3PT shooting today.  Our defense towards the end of the game was a big factor as well
  • (-): Just 16 pts in the paint; we need to practice more on our 2-3 zone offense to get our big men more involved  

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. Delaware St, 7-1 (W2)
  2. North Carolina A&T, 6-2 (W2)
  3. Morgan St, 6-2 (W1)
  4. Florida A&M, 6-2 (W4)
  5. MD Eastern Shore, 5-3 (W2)
  6. Lipscomb, 5-3 (L1)
  7. Norfolk St, 4-4 (L1)
  8. Coppin St, 3-5 (L2)
  9. Howard, 2-6 (W1)
  10. Belmont, 2-6 (L2)
  11. Quinnipiac, 1-7 (L3)
  12. Bethune-Cookman, 1-7 (L3)


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Career Game #20

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • 6 game home win streak

Jan 28, 2001: North Carolina A&T (11-8, 6-2) @ Delaware St (15-4, 7-1)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: slow pace, balanced, some freedom, motion
  • Defense: m2m, rarely press
  • Key Players: So SG Brian Dillon 14.5 ppg, 52% 3PT
  • Notes: NCAT best 3PT shooting team in the conference at 42.4% (#5 Nat'l)

 

1st Half

 

We went down 0-9, and then came up with a 9-0 run of our own.  Game has been close since then until the end, where we scored the last 10 pts of the 1st half.  I spent a lot of time complaining to the refs, as we were called for a lot of fouls

 

 

Halftime: Up 40-34

 

Key stat(s)

  • Turn overs: DELST 3, NCAT 8
  • Fouls: DELST 11, NCAT 6

Key Players

  • DELST: C Brandon Braun 18 pts, 3 rebs

 

2nd Half

 

Our defense has focused on minimizing NCAT's 3pt shooting strength, and that has been the difference thus far; NCAT just 2-8 3PT so far.  And perhaps because of my excessive "working of the refs" in the 1st half, calss have been tilted to the other side now as NCAT goes to the penalty early.  Love these refs ...

11:38: Up 56-43

 

C Brandon Braun and SG Kevin Stokes' production enough to keep NCAT at bay.  We're still leading by 16 with 2:34 left.  Consecutive turn overs by NCAT ended any small hope of a miracle comeback for them.  We took good care of the ball today; even PG Sidney Petteway had zero turn overs

 

 

Final Score: North Carolina A&T - 66, Delaware St - 80

 

Box Scores

Braun 30, 7, 0, 2 stls, 2 blks (*)

Stokes 22, 2, 1, 2 stls, 5 3s

Lepore 12, 1, 5, 2 stls, 2 3s

Petteway 6, 0, 4

Swift 4, 6, 2, 4 stls, 2 blks

Murphy 2, 2, 1, 2 stls

Jefferson 2, 2, 1

Perry 2, 1, 0

Whiting 0, 0, 0

Ward 0, 0, 0

Warley 0, 0, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 51-49%

Rebs: -9

Asts: -1

TOs: -12

Pts in paint: +22

2nd chance: -6

Fast break: +5

 

Post game observations

  • (+): Just 9 turn overs; for 2 teams shooting almost identical FG%, having more possessions was key to this game
  • (-): Only 3 offensive rebounds

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. Delaware St, 8-1 (W3)
  2. North Carolina A&T, 6-3 (L1)
  3. Morgan St, 6-3 (L1)
  4. Florida A&M, 6-3 (L1)
  5. MD Eastern Shore, 6-3 (W3)
  6. Lipscomb, 5-4 (L2)
  7. Norfolk St, 5-4 (W1)
  8. Coppin St, 4-5 (W1)
  9. Howard, 3-6 (W2)
  10. Belmont, 3-6 (W1)
  11. Quinnipiac, 1-8 (L4)
  12. Bethune-Cookman, 1-8 (L4)


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Career Game #21

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • 3 game win streak

Feb 1, 2001: Delaware St (16-4, 8-1) @ Morgan St (8-12, 6-3)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: fast pace, balanced, some freedom, flex
  • Defense: 2-3, press at points
  • Key Players: Jr PF James Costa 9.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg (2nd in MEAC)
  • Notes: MORG may not have a high powered offense, but they are winning because of defense; 40.5% opp FG (#32 Nat'l)

 

1st Half

 

A very disappointing 1st half in terms of taking care of the ball.  MORG has taken control of this game with their defense.

 

 

Halftime: Down 32-46

 

Key stat(s)

  • Turn overs: DELST 12, MORG 6

Key Players

  • DELST: C Brandon Braun 12 pts, 2 blks
  • MORG: PF James Costa 6 pts, 5 rebs, 3 stls

 

2nd Half

 

Our deficit has even increased.  18 turn overs now.  And our shooting in the 2nd half has taken a nose dive.  SG Kevin Stokes scoreless at 0-11 FG, even missing a break away layup earlier.

9:43: Down 38-59

 

Topping 75 pts is very much possible for us, even on a road game.  But with 22 turn overs, we didn't had enough possessions to turn this game around.  2 road losses in the conference, both were blow outs

 

 

Final Score: Delaware St - 58, Morgan St - 75

 

Box Scores

Braun 21, 9, 1, 2 stls, 2 blks

Lepore 13, 3, 1, 7 tos, 3 3s

Jefferson 12, 2, 0

Petteway 7, 4, 11, 10 tos

Stokes 3, 7, 2

Murphy 2, 0, 0

Swift 0, 5, 2, 2 stls

Ward 0, 3, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 40-41%

Rebs: -5

Asts: +5

TOs: +7

Pts in paint: +6

2nd chance: -4

Fast break: -4

 

Post game observations

  • (+): C Brandon Braun played better this time (9-18 FG), as compared to the last time he faced a predominantly zone defense.  The problem is our guards had difficulty getting him the ball without committing a turn over
  • (-): Consistency; last game we had just 9 turn overs, now we had 22

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. Delaware St, 8-2 (L1)
  2. Morgan St, 7-3 (W1)
  3. Florida A&M, 7-3 (W1)
  4. MD Eastern Shore, 7-3 (W4)
  5. Lipscomb, 6-4 (W1)
  6. North Carolina A&T, 6-4 (L2)
  7. Norfolk St, 6-4 (W2)
  8. Belmont, 4-6 (W2)
  9. Coppin St, 4-6 (L1)
  10. Howard, 3-7 (L1)
  11. Quinnipiac, 1-9 (L5)
  12. Bethune-Cookman, 1-9 (L5)


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Career Game #22

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • 7 game home win streak

Feb 4, 2001: MD Eastern Shore (12-9, 7-3) @ Delaware St (16-5, 8-2)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: normal pace, outside, lots of freedom, princeton
  • Defense: m2m, rarely press
  • Key Players: Sr SG Sonny Martin 13.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg
  • Notes: MDES leads the conference with 7.1 spg

 

1st Half

 

Our turn overs giving us problems once again, putting us down by as many as 12.  We got our act together, and finally grabbed the lead at 34-33.  However, MDES had a strong 8-2 finish which included a couple of triples.  Those turn overs we had were turned to a lot of easy fast break pts by MDES

 

 

Halftime: Down 36-41

 

Key stat(s)

  • Fast break pts: DELST 4, MDES 16
  • 2nd chance pts: DELST 4, MDES 12

Key Players

  • DELST: C Brandon Braun 10 pts, 5 rebs
  • MDES: SG Sonny Martin 10 pts

 

2nd Half

 

MDES hitting 4 of their 5 attempts from deep, putting even more pressure on us

15:41: Down 46-56

 

Deficit increased to 12.  It seems MDES can't stop hitting from the outside.  C Brandon Braun doing his best just to keep us within striking distance.  We finally get a couple of stops

10:27: Down 59-65

 

Cut down the lead to 3.  Gave C Brandon Braun a bit of rest, and MDES increased their lead to 7.  Braun back on the floor with less than a min of rest in the 2nd half.  We will go heavy inside now.  MDES in the penalty.  We can't afford to just trade baskets.  took a while to get the deficit back down to 3 again

5:27: Down 72-75

 

Getting a coupe more stops.  Tied the game with a basket from C Brandon Braun.  Braun later got a split to give us the lead.  We get another chance to build on our momentum further, but we threw away our possession

3:57: Up 76-75

 

MDES hits a 3, their 9th of the game.  Down 2.  C Brandon Braun missed inside.  We get a steal, and scored on the break!  Tied game.  MDES missed.  Chance to regain the lead here, but another turn over.  Aarrghh.

2:39: Tied at 78

 

MDES hits a jumper plus a foul.  They convert the bonus FT.  Timeout

2:24, Down 78-81

 

C Jamal Swift with a spin move, and scores inside.  Down 1.  MDES missed a 3, but they get the offensive rebound.  Putback is no good, but there was a foul.  MDES hits both.  Down 3.  SG Kevin Stokes puts up a 3, and its good!  We're tied once again.  We need a stop.  We failed once again, as MDES able to score inside.  Timeout

1:36: Down 83-85

 

C Brandon Braun called for traveling.  That was huge.  But we're not yet out of this.  We press, but MDES breaks it and scores on the break!  Timeout

1:02: Down 83-87

 

I switched to balanced focus.  We have 4 shooters on the floor.  Bu we gave it back to C Brandon Braun who was isolated down low, and this time Braun made sure.  Down 2.  A turn over by MDES.  I called my last timeout

0:41: Down 85-87

 

SG Lewis Lepore puts up a 3.  Miss.  MDES gets the rebound.  0:25 remaining.  We tried to get a steal, but we couldn't.  With 0:12 left, we had no choice but to foul.  MDES makes both.  2 possession game.  We missed a 3, and so goes our chance.  2nd loss in a row.  We couldn't make stops when we needed them.  MDES with 6 players in double figures

 

 

Final Score: MD Eastern Shore - 89, Delaware St - 85

 

Box Scores

Braun 32, 12, 0, 2 stls, 2 blks

Stokes 17, 3, 2, 4 tos, 3 3s

Petteway 12, 2, 7, 2 3s

Swift 8, 5, 3, 3 stls, 3 blks

Lepore 7, 2, 3, 6 tos

Jefferson 7, 1, 4

Murphy 2, 3, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 55-49%

Rebs: -6

Asts: +6

TOs: +2

Pts in paint: +18

2nd chance: -3

Fast break: -8

 

Post game observations

  • (+): Our output 85 pts is even higher than our nation-leading scoring average, which makes this loss even more perplexing
  • (-): Even considering MDES' hot shooting in the 2nd half, I think we were able to match or even slightly ahead in terms of half court offense.  What gave MDES the advantage was those "extra" pts - 15 2nd chance and 22 fast break pts.  We got outworked today

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. Morgan St, 8-3 (W2)
  2. MD Eastern Shore, 8-3 (W5)
  3. Delaware St, 8-3 (L2)
  4. Florida A&M, 7-4 (L1)
  5. North Carolina A&T, 7-4 (W1)
  6. Norfolk St, 7-4 (W3)
  7. Lipscomb, 6-5 (L1)
  8. Coppin St, 5-6 (W1)
  9. Belmont, 4-7 (L1)
  10. Howard, 3-8 (L2)
  11. Bethune-Cookman, 2-9 (W1)
  12. Quinnipiac, 1-10 (L6)


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Career Game #23

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • We want o break our 2 game losing skid

Feb 8, 2001: Coppin St (10-12, 5-6) @ Delaware St (16-6, 8-3)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: fast pace, balanced, some freedom, triangle
  • Defense: m2m, rarely press
  • Key Players: Jr PG Anthony Drayton Sonny Martin 17.8 ppg, 89 total 3s (1st in MEAC)
  • Notes: We had to come back from a 16 pt deficit to beat CSC the last time we met

 

1st Half

 

We took care of the ball this time, and was able to pound the ball inside to C Brandon Braun.  We played with more sense of urgency, as evidenced by our rebounds.  CSC not able to keep up with our offense, despite making 7 3s

 

 

Halftime: Up 48-33

 

Key stat(s)

  • Pts in the paint: DELST 36, CSC 8
  • Fast break pts: DELST 14, CSC 2

Key Players

  • DELST: C Brandon Braun 25 pts, 8 rebs
  • CSC: PG Anthony Drayton 11 pts, 3 3s

 

2nd Half

 

CSC still making some of their outside shots, led by PG Anthony Drayton's 24 pts, but they had no answer against our inside attack all game long.  We also turned CSC's 20 turn overs into a lot of fast break pts.

 

 

Final Score: Coppin St - 65, Delaware St - 87

 

Box Scores

Braun 44, 12, 0 (*)

Swift 15, 6, 3

Jefferson 10, 3, 2, 3 tos, 2 3s

Lepore 7, 3, 7

Stokes 7, 1, 2, 3 tos

Murphy 2, 4, 3

Perry 2, 1, 1, 3 tos

Petteway 0, 3, 6, fouled out

Whiting 0, 1, 0

Ward 0, 0, 0

Warley 0, 0, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 54-43%

Rebs: +9

Asts: +12

TOs: -8

Pts in paint: +44

2nd chance: +9

Fast break: +16

 

Post game observations

  • (+): Lots of positives today, but the most impressive was our 24 asts on 36 FGs made.
  • (-): CSC shot 10-21 3PT, but I would rather give up a 3PT attempt, rather than hand in easy 2nd chance and fast break opportunities

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. MD Eastern Shore, 9-3 (W6)
  2. Delaware St, 9-3 (W1)
  3. North Carolina A&T, 8-4 (W2)
  4. Morgan St, 8-4 (L1)
  5. Norfolk St, 7-5 (L1)
  6. Florida A&M, 7-5 (L2)
  7. Lipscomb, 7-5 (W1)
  8. Coppin St, 5-7 (L1)
  9. Belmont, 5-7 (W1)
  10. Howard, 3-9 (L3)
  11. Bethune-Cookman, 3-9 (W2)
  12. Quinnipiac, 1-11 (L7)


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Career Game #24

 

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Feb 11, 2001: Delaware St (17-6, 9-3) @ Florida A&M (13-10, 7-5)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: fast pace, balanced, not many freedom, high post
  • Defense: 2-3, press at points
  • Key Players: Sr SG Clinton Price 18.7 ppg (#2 MEAC), 4.7 rpg
  • Notes: FLAM had 30+ attempts from 3 in each of their last 2 games (both lost)

 

1st Half

 

We got the raw end of the calls.  Early in the penalty, and worse, C Brandon Braun picked up his 3rd foul before midway of the 1st half.  Our guards kept us in the game, knocking down outside shots

 

 

Halftime: Down 38-39

 

Key stat(s)

  • Fouls: DELST 13, FLAM 4

Key Players

  • DELST: SG Lewis Lepore 15 pts, 5 asts

 

2nd Half

 

Can't get any tighter than this; no team has led by more than 2 pts here in the 2nd half.  Miraculously, we haven't been called for a foul so far in the 2nd half

8:51: Up 57-56

 

We made a string of turn overs, at least 6 during the last 3 mins.  All of a sudden, we have 6 team fouls

3:53: Down 59-63

 

We got into penalty.  FLAM makes 2 FTs.  Down 6.  C Brandon Braun got fouled.  Braun missed 2 FTs.  We got called for another foul; 8 fouls in the last 5 mins.  FLAM added 2 more FTs.  This is slipping away.  Timeout

3:18: Down 59-67

 

C Jamal Swift scored inside.  Down 6.  A miss by FLAM.  Short jumper by PG Sidney Petteway is good.  Down 4.  C Brandon Braun gets a block, and recovers the ball.  PG Sidney Petteway missing a 3.  FLAM's SG Clinton Price drives and scores.  Timeout

1:07: Down 63-69

 

I fielded in a more perimeter oriented team.  SG Lewis Lepore missed.  We started fouling and shooting 3s, but FLAM was decent from the line, shooting 24-34 today.  Another loss.  We were still very much in the game, until those turn overs killed us again.  C Brandon Braun scored 5 pts early in the 2nd half, but has been a non factor on offense for the most part of the game (just 7 FG attempts)

 

 

Final Score: Delaware St - 66, Florida A&M - 75

 

Box Scores

Stokes 20, 6, 1, 4 tos, 3 3s

Lepore 20, 4, 9, 3 tos, 4 3s, fouled out

Braun 13, 8, 0, 2 blks

Petteway 7, 3, 4, 6 tos, fouled out

Swift 4, 6, 0

Jefferson 2, 3, 2

Murphy 0, 5, 0

Perry 0, 0, 0

Ward 0, 0, 0

Warley 0, 0, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 44-39%

Rebs: -6

Asts: +3

TOs: +4

Pts in paint: -4

2nd chance: -4

Fast break: -5

 

Post game observations

  • (+): Our shooting was decent enough; in fact our FG% was higher than that of FLAM.  When we faced next a team that plays zone, we'll go for a more balanced offense focus
  • (-): We committed 25 fouls; for a team that has only 7 players receiving major minutes, we can't afford getting into foul trouble

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. MD Eastern Shore, 10-3 (W7)
  2. Delaware St, 9-4 (L1)
  3. Morgan St, 8-5 (L2)
  4. Norfolk St, 8-5 (W1)
  5. Florida A&M, 8-5 (W1)
  6. Lipscomb, 8-5 (W2)
  7. North Carolina A&T, 8-5 (L1)
  8. Belmont, 6-7 (W2)
  9. Coppin St, 5-8 (L2)
  10. Howard, 4-9 (W1)
  11. Bethune-Cookman, 3-10 (L1)
  12. Quinnipiac, 1-12 (L8)


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Norton Award Update

 

C Brandon Braun currently #1 among Norton semi finalists

 

 

Awards (Week Ending 2/4/01)

 

National Freshman of the Week: C Brandon Braun

 

 

Awards (Week Ending 2/11/01)

 

National Freshman of the Week: C Brandon Braun



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Career Game #25

 

Feb 15, 2001: Bethune-Cookman (8-16, 3-10) @ Delaware St (17-7, 9-4)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: normal pace, inside, not many freedom, 5 out
  • Defense: 2-3, press at points
  • Key Players: Sr SG Johnny Jackson 13.5 ppg
  • Notes: We almost threw away a 19 pt lead in our last meeting against BETH, and just won by 3

 

1st Half

 

We are making our outside shots to counter BETH's zone.  But we should improve our defense in order not to allow BETH to stay close

 

 

Halftime: Up 43-39

 

Key stat(s)

  • 3PT: DELST 8-16, BETH 4-8
  • FG: DELST 44%, BETH 56%

Key Players

  • DELST: SG Kevin Stokes 14 pts, 4 3s
  • BETH: C Robbie HAwkins 12 pts, 5-5 FG

 

2nd Half

 

BETH still shooting at a high rate, and we can't shake them off

9:19: Up 57-55

 

A small run got us ahead by 7.  We got into penalty, and BETH recovered

3:51: Up 65-62

 

PG Sidney Petteway missing a wide open look.  BETH also missed.  Petteway with the turn over.  SF Anthony Jefferson with the steal, and he takes it all the way.  Up 5.  We get another steal, this time by SG Lewis Lepore, outlet to Jefferson who scores once again on the break.  Timeout BETH

2:32: Up 69-62

 

Foul called.  BETH scores 2 FTs.  Up 5.  Timeout

2:11: Up 69-64

 

SF Anthony Jefferson missed a 3.  BETH with another turn over, their 20th of the game.  PG Sidney Petteway hits a big 3!  Up 8.  Another turn over by BETH.  BETH gave up 5 fouls to get into penalty.  SG Kevin Stokes scoring a FT.  Up 9, less than a minute remaining.  That should do it.  Great defense in the end; BETH scored just 9 pts during the last 9 mins of the game

 

 

Final Score: Bethune-Cookman - 64, Delaware St - 75

 

Box Scores

Stokes 18, 6, 2, 5 tos, 5 3s

Jefferson 18, 2, 1, 4 stls, 2 3s (*)

Braun 15, 7, 2, 3 stls

Petteway 9, 4, 7, 3 tos

Lepore 8, 3, 5, 2 stls, 4 tos, 2 3s

Swift 5, 5, 1, 2 stls

Ward 2, 1, 0

Perry 0, 1, 0

Murphy 0, 0, 1

 

Team Stats

FG: 45-49%

Rebs: -1

Asts: +2

TOs: -9

Pts in paint: +2

2nd chance: +3

Fast break: +21

 

Post game observations

  • (+): We scored 25 fast break pts, and limited BETH to just 4.  We also shot 12-25 3PT
  • (-): C Brandon Braun was again defended well by the zone defense, only taking 8 shots

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. MD Eastern Shore, 11-3 (W8)
  2. Delaware St, 10-4 (W1)
  3. Lipscomb, 9-5 (W3)
  4. Morgan St, 9-5 (W1)
  5. Norfolk St, 8-6 (L1)
  6. Florida A&M, 8-6 (L1)
  7. North Carolina A&T, 8-6 (L2)
  8. Belmont, 7-7 (W3)
  9. Coppin St, 6-8 (W1)
  10. Howard, 4-10 (L1)
  11. Bethune-Cookman, 3-11 (L2)
  12. Quinnipiac, 1-13 (L9)


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Career Game #26

 

Feb 18, 2001: Howard (11-14, 4-10) @ Delaware St (18-7, 10-4)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: slow pace, balanced, not many freedom, 5 out
  • Defense: m2m, press at points
  • Key Players: Sr SG Terrence Armstead 12.7 ppg
  • Notes: We beat them on a low scoring game the last time we met

 

1st Half

 

We clearly taken advantage of the number of extra possessions we had, generated by HOW's turn overs

 

 

Halftime: Up 53-34

 

Key stat(s)

  • Turn overs: DELST 0, HOW 13

Key Players

  • DELST: C Brandon Braun 21 pts, 6 rebs

 

2nd Half

 

25 mins have gone by before we committed our 1st turn over, while HOW continues to have problems keeping the ball.  We were still leading by 25 with 5 mins remaining, before I let the reserves finish the game.

 

 

Final Score: Howard - 66, Delaware St - 85

 

Box Scores

Braun 34, 15, 1 (*)

Swift 15, 10, 1

Jefferson 7, 3, 3, 2 stls

Murphy 7, 3, 0

Petteway 7, 0, 7

Lepore 6, 2, 5

Stokes 4, 2, 1, 2 stls

Warley 3, 1, 0

Ward 2, 2, 0

Perry 0, 0, 2

Whiting 0, 0, 0

 

Team Stats

FG: 46-50%

Rebs: +4

Asts: +3

TOs: -17

Pts in paint: +50

2nd chance: +12

Fast break: +18

 

Post game observations

  • (+): Almost everything went right; 62 pts in the paint, just 5 turn overs, and 20 fast break pts
  • (-): Allowed HOW to shoot 8-12 3PT

 

MEAC Conference Standings

  1. MD Eastern Shore, 12-3 (W9)
  2. Delaware St, 11-4 (W2)
  3. Morgan St, 9-6 (L1)
  4. Norfolk St, 9-6 (W1)
  5. Florida A&M, 9-6 (W1)
  6. Lipscomb, 9-6 (L1)
  7. North Carolina A&T, 9-6 (W1)
  8. Belmont, 7-8 (L1)
  9. Coppin St, 6-9 (L1)
  10. Howard, 4-11 (L2)
  11. Bethune-Cookman, 4-11 (W1)
  12. Quinnipiac, 1-14 (L10)


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Career Game #27

 

Current streaks on the line:

  • 2 game win streak

Feb 22, 2001: Delaware St (19-7, 11-4)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: slow pace, balanced, not many freedom, 5 out
  • Defense: m2m, rarely press
  • Key Players: Fr PG Linton McKenzie 12.0 ppg
  • Notes: McKenzie was still slightly injured when we last played them, but still scored 19 pts in 13 mins.  We have lost 3 of our last 4 road games

 

1st Half

 

We're playing very flat on defense, perhaps due to the fact that this is a non-bearing game for us.  We're locked in at 2nd place, and MDES is assured of 1st since they own the tie break against us.  But still, we have a chance to salvage this game and bring some momentum towards the conference tournament

 

 

Halftime: Down 38-45

 

Key stat(s)

  • FG: DELST 54%, LIPS 57%

Key Players

  • DELST: C Brandon Braun 17 pts, 3 rebs

 

2nd Half

 

LIPS opened up the 2nd half with 6-0 run, and we got down by 13.  We played catch up for the entire 2nd half.  Still down by 11 with 4 mins to go.  But we could only get 1 FG the remainder of the game.  Our defense clearly not in this game.  Looking forward to the conference tournament, which is what matters most

 

 

Final Score: Delaware St - 70, Lipscomb - 86

 

Box Scores

Braun 30, 8, 0

Lepore 10, 3, 4, 2 3s

Stokes 9, 1, 1, 3 tos

Petteway 8, 2, 4, 4 tos

Jefferson 5, 5, 3

Swift 4, 8, 0, 2 blks

Murphy 4, 3, 1

 

Team Stats

FG: 45-48%

Rebs: -4

Asts: -5

TOs: +3

Pts in paint: +4

2nd chance: Even

Fast break: +7

 

Post game observations

  • (+): Limited LIPS to 4 fast break pts
  • (-): Perimeter defense, allowing LIPS to shoot 8-17 3PT

 

MEAC Conference Final Standings

  1. MD Eastern Shore, 13-3 (W10)
  2. Delaware St, 11-5 (L1)
  3. Norfolk St, 10-6 (W2)
  4. Florida A&M, 10-6 (W2)
  5. Lipscomb, 10-6 (W1)
  6. North Carolina A&T, 9-7 (L1)
  7. Morgan St, 9-7 (L2)
  8. Belmont, 8-8 (W1)
  9. Coppin St, 6-10 (L2)
  10. Bethune-Cookman, 5-11 (W2)
  11. Howard, 4-12 (L3)
  12. Quinnipiac, 1-15 (L11)


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Career Game #28

 

2001 MEAC Tournament

 

Mar 2 2001: (10) Bethune-Cookman (11-17, 5-11) vs (2) Delaware St (19-8, 11-5)

BETH scored an upset win over (7) Morgan St in the last round

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: normal pace, inside, not many freedom, 5 out
  • Defense: 2-3, press at points
  • Key Players: Sr SG Johnny Jackson 13.5 ppg
  • Notes: We swept BETH this season, but both games were very competitive.  BETH made 10 3s in their last game against MORG

 

1st Half

 

This time our defense has done its job, not only forcing turnovers, but also we defended the interior.  Scoring has been balanced, with 4 players having at least 7 pts each

 

 

Halftime: Up 38-26

 

Key stat(s)

  • FG: DELST 46%, BETH 32%
  • Turn overs: DELST 6, BETH 11

Key Players

  • DELST: SF Anthony Jefferson 10 pts, 2 3s
  • BETH: SG Johnny Jackson 9 pts

 

2nd Half

 

PG Sidney Petteway picked up his 4th foul early in the 2nd half.  We continue to keep BETH under 40% FG, and on the other hand, we're making a decent amount of outside shots

11:58: Up 51-34

 

Fouls have mounted up on us, with 3 guards having 4 fouls each.   Still a safe lead, but anything can happen esp since we're in the penalty

5:44: Up 58-44

 

BETH cut down our lead 11 earlier, but PG Sidney Petteway and SG Kevin Stokes able to deliver clutch baskets

3:12 Up 66-51

 

BETH made a turn over, and then missed their FTs on consecutive possessions.  That should do it.  We slowed down the game, and move on to the next round

 

 

Final Score: Bethune-Cookman - 51, Delaware St - 72

 

Box Scores

Jefferson 17, 5, 2, 4 stls, 3 3s (*)

Stokes 16, 5, 1

Braun 13, 11, 2, 2 stls, 3 tos

Lepore 12, 4, 3, 2 3s

Swift 5, 7, 0, fouled out

Petteway 5, 1, 6, 5 tos

Murphy 4, 1, 1

 

Team Stats

FG: 47-36%

Rebs: Even

Asts: +2

TOs: -9

Pts in paint: +8

2nd chance: +8

Fast break: +6

 

Post game observations

  • (+): Defense stepping up; aside from 22 turn overs by BETH, we made it difficult for them to get good looks outside (just 3-17 3PT)
  • (-): Foul trouble, but fortunately it didn't became a factor

 

Top seed MD Eastern Shore was upset by 8-seed Belmont.  Race to the title is wide open



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Career Game #29

 

2001 MEAC Tournament Semi Finals

 

Mar 3 2001: (3) Norfolk St  (19-9, 10-6) vs (2) Delaware St (20-8, 11-5)

 

Scouting Report

  • Offense: normal pace, outside, some freedom, triangle
  • Defense: 2-3, rarely press
  • Key Players: Jr SG Erik Carroll 10.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg
  • Notes: We won in our only meeting this season, but NORST has gone 7-2 since that loss.  NORST still the best defensive team in the conference, both #1 in opp ppg (61.5) and opp FG (38.9%).  C Brandon Braun had his career-low 3 pts in that game against NORST

 

1st Half

 

NORST still doing a relatively good job defending against C Brandon Braun (8 pts) but our guards are stepping up once again.  NORST wants to game to be a defensive battle, but we're having the better defense so far

 

 

Halftime: Up 35-27

 

Key stat(s)

  • FG: DELST 48%, NORST 31%

Key Players

  • DELST: SG Kevin Stokes 14 pts, 3 3s

 

2nd Half

 

A 12-3 run to start the 2nd half; C Brandon Braun scored 3 inside baskets during that stretch.  We led by 17.  NORST momentarily cut their deficit to 12, but we responded with a 13-2 blast, evaporating any chance of a comeback.  Reserves got plenty of action in the end.

 

 

Final Score: Norfolk St - 58, Delaware St - 76

 

Box Scores

Stokes 23, 2, 0, 4 3s (*)

Lepore 15, 1, 4, 4 tos, 3, 3s

Braun 14, 8, 3

Jefferson 9, 4, 2

Perry 3, 0, 1, 3 tos

Swift 2, 10, 3, 3 stls

Petteway 2, 2, 10, 2 stls, 3 tos

Murphy 2, 2, 1

Hawkins 2, 1, 0

Whiting 2, 0, 0

Ward 2, 0, 0

Warley 0, 1, 1

 

Team Stats

FG: 53-35%

Rebs: +4

Asts: +14

TOs: -1

Pts in paint: +8

2nd chance: +3

Fast break: -1

 

Post game observations

  • (+): 2nd consecutive game where we held our opponents to less than 40% FG.  We dished out 25 asts on 31 made FGs
  • (-): Would be better if can cut down some of that 15 turn overs

 






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