I subscribe to a daily e-mail newsletter from Napoleon Hill. This morning’s quote: “Failure is not a disgrace if you have sincerely done your best.” Lost a tough game last night to Lansing Eastern 85-72.
Friday night, nice crowd, 2 solid teams. Can’t ask for more in high school basketball.
After the loss, our record stands at 2-1 overall, 1-1 in conference play as we have 12 days off before our next game.
We led throughout most of the game until our PG got into foul trouble and eventually fouled out.
We turned the ball over way too many times. After jumping out to a 9 point lead in the second quarter we had a chance open up the lead but a few bad shots and a couple of turnovers allowed Eastern to get back in the game.
As Jay-Z says, ‘On to the next one’.
It’s a long season.
We’ll fix our problems and bounce back.
ESPN.com with a preview of Memphis-Louisville today. I’m looking forward to this game on CBS at 4PM.
Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio on the Cavaliers win over the Pistons last night.
The best news for Cavs fans is Irving seems to understand there is still plenty of room for improvement (he committed five turnovers and was just so-so on defense), and has a pretty good idea of what it will take to get there.
“You just have to find your niche in the NBA,” he said. “If you look at all the great point guards such as Chauncey Billups and Chris Paul, they play at their own pace. I feel that I’ll have to play at my own pace, too.”
Justin Rogers of M-Live.com on Austin Daye of the Detroit Pistons and his game last night vs Cleveland.
Against Cleveland, the Pistons consistently had Daye defend the inbounds pass, and his length and active hands made it difficult for the Cavs to get the ball in.
But it’s the mental lapses, and on-court body language that are preventing Daye from fulfilling that potential.
Please understand, this is the first preseason game, so rust is a legitimate excuse, but when Daye throws an errant pass that is intercepted by the other team, the appropriate reaction is to hustle back on defense.
Instead, Daye threw his hands up in frustration. Because he delayed getting back on defense, the Cavaliers were able to get an easy layup.
Joseph Kahn of the Boston Globe on Harvard’s rise in men’s basketball.
When the discussion turns to big-time college basketball programs that combine brainpower with hoops prowess, Duke and Stanford quickly come to mind. But Harvard?
As one of its student newspaper’s sports editors puts it, you’re in “cognitive dissonance’’ territory there.
With the Crimson men’s basketball team cracking the early-season Top 25 in the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN polls, however, this unlikely fusion of image (Ivy League elites) and reality (a win over then-20th-ranked Florida State and a 9-1 record) is gaining strength, even as the campus seems torn about how excited to get. Tickets are suddenly a hot commodity, yet some students have zero interest.
Ray Fittipaldo of the Post-Gazzette on a Pitt Panther leaving their program.
Khem Birch is being led in the wrong direction by advisors who do not have his best interests in mind. This is the opinion of Ryan Hurd, the head coach at Notre Dame Prep, where Birch played last season before signing with Pitt.
Starting center Khem Birch, the highest-rated recruit of Jamie Dixon’s tenure as Pitt’s head coach, left the team Friday night and was en route to his native Canada where he was going to discuss his future with his family.
“Khem is a great kid,” Hurd said. “This situation is painting him as something he is not. The problem is he is being led down a road by so-called advisors. It’s going to end poorly for Khem, and that is sad for me because I care about the kid. This is not going to end well for him.”
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