Tidbits - Columbia (opening game)

BigEastPhil

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- HC of Columbia is Jim Engles - formerly of NJIT.

- This game is part of 4 team Exempt Tourney as Columbia will also play UMass Lowell and Sacred Heart in next 2 games- as will we.

- Surprisingly, Columbia only plays 2 P5 schools in their OOC Schedule - Us and Providence.

- Columbia's record last year was 4-22 and 1-13 in conference (Ivy).

- 3 of Columbia's top 5 scorers return this year led by Geronimo De La Rosa who averaged 12 PPG last year. Other returning scorers include Liam Murphy (12 ppg) and Josh Odanwa (9 ppg).

- Columbia appears to be a small squad with only 3 players who are 6'9" and taller.
 

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Hi Phil,
ASSUME you mean 6'9 or taller. Used to be 3 6'9 players would be very good height...
 
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Last year in league play Columbia averaged a hair under 73 possessions per game.

We did not have ANY regulation games at that tempo, our highest was 71.

I am not sure I can conclude they play fast because their defense was so awful. It is possible their tempo numbers are up only because teams scored on them so fast.
 

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Last year in league play Columbia averaged a hair under 73 possessions per game.

We did not have ANY regulation games at that tempo, our highest was 71.

I am not sure I can conclude they play fast because their defense was so awful. It is possible their tempo numbers are up only because teams scored on them so fast.
Spread, RPO, air raid???
What's their offense?
 

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Columbia hasn't faced a Power 6 opponent since 2019-20(6-24) where they faced 3 opponents

@ Wake Forest(13-18,D.Manning was coach) 63-65
@ Virginia (23-7) 42-60
@ St John's (17-15) 63-82

2018-19 they face RU(14-17) 65-68(OT) and NW(13-19) 54-75 late December.
 

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They are starting a Jr, a Sophomore, and 3 true freshmen tonight. Quite the baptism for their newcomers
 
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Facing off against Omoruyi (6-11/240) will be freshman Zine Bedri (6-10/225), soph Robbie Stankard (6-9/240), and soph Jake Tavroff (6-9/245).

Last year, Stankard was 6th in total minutes played with 317, with 3.0 pts/2.5 rb in 14.4 min/g. Tavroff was 13th in minutes played with 174, with 2.1 pts/1.1 rb in 7.4 min/g.

Bedri played one post-grad year at DME Academy, coming in from Algeria, where he averaged 18.2 pts/9.0 rbs. Not much info out there on him as a recruit.
 

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They are starting a Jr, a Sophomore, and 3 true freshmen tonight. Quite the baptism for their newcomers
Meredith Palmer GIF by The Office
 

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- HC of Columbia is Jim Engles - formerly of NJIT.

- This game is part of 4 team Exempt Tourney as Columbia will also play UMass Lowell and Sacred Heart in next 2 games- as will we.

- Surprisingly, Columbia only plays 2 P5 schools in their OOC Schedule - Us and Providence.

- Columbia's record last year was 4-22 and 1-13 in conference (Ivy).

- 3 of Columbia's top 5 scorers return this year led by Geronimo De La Rosa who averaged 12 PPG last year. Other returning scorers include Liam Murphy (12 ppg) and Josh Odanwa (9 ppg).

- Columbia appears to be a small squad with only 3 players who are 6'9" and taller.
Columbia appears to be a small squad with only 3 players...

That would be a very small sqaud!

MO