NEC Daily Ball Screen: 12/6/21
In a battle of winless teams in Brooklyn on Sunday, Hartford beat St. Francis-Brooklyn 68-55, dropping the Terriers to 0-8.
Glenn Braica's group just continues to struggle scoring the ball; for the 2nd game in a row, they scored below 0.75ppp. They made just 6 of 28 from three, but inside is where they had a really hard time; just 9 of 25 at the rim.
Michael Cubbage was just 2 of 11 from the field, as he's continued to be inefficient offensively (35.8% eFG%). Trey Quartlebaum came off the bench to score 13 points, but was just 5 of 12 from the field. Freshman guard Nick Folk added 11, while Patrick Emilien had 10 points and 8 boards.
UHart was led by Austin Williams, who had a game-high 22 points (10 of 13 from the field), plus 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Hunter Marks added 16, while Moses Flowers had 14. The Hawks won despite turning it over 24 times (38%).
Brown 79, Sacred Heart 66
Brown scored 1.18ppp thanks to knocking down 10 of 26 from three, and won this one going away. Paxson Wojcik led Brown with 17 points, while Tamenang Choh went for 11 and 6.
Aaron Clarke continued to play well for the Pios, finishing with 24 points on 9 of 14 from the field, though he did turn it over 4 times. Tyler Thomas scored 18 on 15 FGA, but also had 4 turnovers. Nico Galette had 10 and 8. Anthony Latina got just 6 points from his bench.
The Pios shot it well, but have had a difficult time defending. What I noticed in this one; Brown ball-handlers consistently drove past Sacred Heart perimeter defenders, which led to good looks both inside and out.
This is the 2nd Brown game I've seen this year, and sophomore guard Kimo Ferrari is an absolute pain in the neck...which I mean as a compliment. The 6'0" 185 lb. Ferrari is one of the best perimeter defenders you'll find at this level, and he's constantly drawing charges.
Cincinnati 73, Bryant 58
Bryant hung around in this one, trailing just 40-37 with 14:20 remaining. before a 17-4 run put this one away.
Cincy came into this game with a top 40 defense at Kenpom under new coach Wes Miller, so it's no surprise this game was a slog. The Bulldogs struggled to make shots, making just 5 of 28 from three to put up a 36.4% eFG%. However, Jared Grasso went with a 1-3-1 zone for large stretches, which held down the Bearcats, who were just 5 of 13 from beyond the arc.
Hall Elisias had 11 points and 4 boards, while Peter Kiss went for 15, 5, and 3 assists, though he was just 1 of 7 from three. Chris Childs continued a nice season; 14 points on 13 field goal attempts.
No games featuring NEC teams today.