Great win and a true indicator of where this team should be. Those young men played so hard I was tired just watching. They came up with lose balls, big rebounds and crucial possessions. All I can say is JOB WELL DONE across the board.
Everyone is asking if this win helps Fred Hill? I say every win helps any coach but even if this was a loss, the effort was worth mentioning and applauding FHJ and the team as a whole. But we all know the remaining games are critical and the same effort needs to come from both players and coaches.
The Big Fella at Rutgers
As I have been saying for 3 years. Even if he does not score consistently, this kid will play in the NBA! They must be drooling over him being in camp as a late 2nd rounder, or free agent getting the minimum to start. It is very hard to find a player 6 ft 11 who can run, dunk, and block shots with no fear! One day he will earn a ton of money. Maybe he will fund the new Rutgers Basketball Dorm similar to what Kentucky and others have.
College Basketball This Past Weekend
I love looking at box scores not just to see game stats, but also attendance figures from games. From looking at some games from the weekend, it seems some teams have really got it
together marketing and promotion wise while others have no clue.
Here are some attendance thoughts.
Missouri Valley Conference has to be a much better league than folks realize. Schools such as Creighton continue to be very impressive attendance wise. Those schools are also much better than people give them credit for. great talent, large arenas filled, and loyal fans at very good academic schools.
Looked at Binghamton winning again despite missing the top 5 players and two main coaches. They had close to a sell out AGAIN this weekend in an overtime win. It is no secrete why other schools are so jealous. The marketing and promotion people at Binghamton need to be recruited by a few Big East Teams I can think of. Those guys are great!
Than there is Stony Brook and that nice arena on Long Island. They had 1000 plus fans at a weekend game. I guess they have the same Promotional team that FDU uses. 1000 people? Why stay as a D1 school?
Than there is good ole FDU. No one ever attends even when they were winning. And the funny thing is no one cares. Again why D1 with no support?
How about NJIT? had 200 fans at a weekend WIN! 200 fans? I guess the away games where they are playing against they are like gladiators against the lions are paying the bills because it just does not make sense.