During Altuve’s recent stretch, the Astros are 10-5 and have continued to cement themselves as the leader in the American League West…
And most certainly not after earning the MAAC’s No. 1 seed entering the conference tournament while being the heavy favorite — along with Manhattan — to earn the league’s automatic bid. Although Iona normally does not receive the type of attention other New York City teams like St. John’s, there is no doubting the kind of firepower Iona.
“We had some open shots and we just didn’t make them,” St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt said after the game. “You have to make them on the road.”
“I thought we played hard, but we didn’t finish,” St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt said after his team’s fourth-straight road loss. “We missed some shots and they made some shots … We knew that Anthony was going to go off with Lindsey out. They made the plays and we didn’t.”
The final minutes was just another example of a team maturing after a disappointing 10-19 season just one year prior. In fact, this was the Bonnies’ second conference road win of the season compared to compiling zero wins last year. Instead of faltering down the stretch, this Bona team leaned on past experiences and stiffened down the stretch, focusing on the defensive side of the ball.
“You have to battle entitlement,” Smart said. “It’s very, very easy to show up to the arena and say, ‘we got this.’ It doesn’t work that way. You have to make it happen. You have to play possession by possession. I think early in the game, we struggled with that a little bit.”
For the first 40:44, the Richmond Spiders could not solve the perplexing zone defense of Hofstra. Then, in the overtime period, the Spiders broke out of their malaise, scoring 11 points while finishing the game on a 19-5 run, stealing a victory from the Pride, 74-63 at The Robins Center.
Allie-Cox never hesitated, lifting the ball over his head and fired, leaving bewildered looks on the faces of the VCU fans in attendance, but as the ball went through the nylon, the crowd erupted. The noise became deafening and the walls caved in on the Eagles.
The Spiders leading returning scorer and one of the top returning scorers in the Atlantic 10 Conference at 20 points per game last season, had attempted just two shots, missed them both and had little if any impact on the court. Richmond was never in danger of being blown out, but the Belmont Bruins were keeping within striking distance…
There he is. A tall and lanky string bean standing at 6-foot-10 with arms that hang well below his knees. See the way he gets position in the paint, backing defenders down with ease before skying over them with a baby hook.