HAMDEN, Conn. – Tom Moore threw everything, including the kitchen sink in the form of a 1-3-1 at Canisius Sunday afternoon, but in the end, the story was the same, lots of missed shots in a frustrating 63-53 defeat, the Bobcats’ third straight defeat and sixth in seven games.
“We’re stuck in it,” Moore said. “More stuck in it than any other Quinnipiac team I’ve had here. We have resilient, tough kids, who are hurt and bruised by this offensive funk. But we have to keep working at it and we’ll eventually find ways to put a better offensive team on the floor.”
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HAMDEN, Conn. – The credit does not belong to the critic, as Mr. Roosevelt once taught us, but the data made it pretty easy to be critical of Siena’s defense last season. Coming off a 2013-14 campaign in which the Saints were second in the MAAC (behind only champion Manhattan) and 78th nationally in defensive efficiency, Siena mysteriously couldn’t stop anyone last season with largely the same personnel that had won 20 games and the CBI in Jimmy Patsos’ first season in Loudonville (OK, Albany).
The final tally: 334th in defensive efficiency, dead last in the 11-team MAAC, and therefore an extremely disappointing 11-20 record.
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For the first time in six years, Monmouth finished a basketball game with more points than Quinnipiac. Continue reading “Monmouth 88, Quinnipiac 74: Three Bobcat Thoughts”
HAMDEN, Conn. – There was some bad Sunday afternoon, certainly, but in this holiday season, let’s focus on some good to start, shall we, namely Boston University senior John Papale.
Papale is only 120 miles away, so it’s hard to call a game against Quinnipiac a “homecoming”, but he did have his own cheering section Sunday, having grown up in nearby Wallingford (same hometown as former Sacred Heart point guard Phil Gaetano). He struggled for much of the afternoon, going 2-7 from three-point range, but in the end, he shared the team lead in points (13) and had some key plays down the stretch to seal the Terriers’ come-from-behind 64-57 victory, their second straight to draw even at 5-5 on the season.
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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The ball moved quickly, everyone seemed to touch it, extra passes were made, and – most importantly – shots were falling as Quinnipiac was rolling Tuesday night at intrastate rival Hartford.
At one point, the Bobcats were 8-12 and then 10-16 from three-point range, and after Gio McLean drove with ease to the hoop and scored, Quinnipiac led 60-47 with 10:30 left and appeared to be cruising to its second straight victory, even without its best post player, Chaise Daniels.
But the cruise hit the proverbial iceberg at that point. Possessions that didn’t end in turnovers finished wih rushed shots at the end of the shot clock. Hartford alowly started to gain momentum and scored 14 points the rest of the way. Quinnipiac showed a lot of guts and Gio McLean hit an eventual game-winning shot with 1:16 left to give it a 68-66 road win despite scoring just eight points in the final quarter of the contest, and – coupled with a win at Canisius Saturday – may tell us plenty about the mental makeup of the Bobcats going forward (certainly about McLean, more on him later).
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HAMDEN, Conn. – New season, same old Quinnipiac.
The Bobcats crashed the offensive glass and attempted to pound North Carolina Central into submission. But, oh, that outside shooting, 309th nationally a year ago.
Wait, that’s a nine next to Quinnipiac’s made three-pointer number on the boxscore? Hmmm.
In fact, while the season is just four games old, the Bobcats are shooting a robust 38.5% from behind the arc (9-22 Tuesday) and a big reason why they’ve now won two straight after dropping two to start the season.
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The third time was the charm for Quinnipiac, as the Bobcats picked up their first victory of the season 62-56 over Holy Cross Sunday afternoon after faltering in their first two contests of the year. Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Quinnipiac 62, Holy Cross 56”
Not even the debut of Gio McLean could lift Quinnipiac to their first win of the young season. Continue reading “Gio McLean’s Debut Not Enough To Get Quinnipiac Past Vermont”
Two years ago, when Quinnipiac made the jump from the NEC to the MAAC, head coach Tom Moore was asked what the biggest difference between the leagues was. Continue reading “Quinnipiac Sizes Up To The MAAC”
Quinnipiac’s Kasim Chandler has been granted his release from the program, the school confirmed on Thursday. Continue reading “Kasim Chandler Granted His Release From Quinnipiac”