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"julia cunningham" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast
"They're going to need to ride with their best players and they're going to need them to be able to be aggressive without having to play with a hand tied behind their back. And then I think just one more thing that I would say is getting Julia Cunningham going. She's shooting a career low percentage from the floor, she was there second leading scorer OS season, a first team all IV player is their second leading scorer. Again, this season, but just hasn't looked particularly comfortable with her shot. She's very crafty. She's a three level scorer and if she gets hot, that could totally change the complexion of the game. We just haven't really seen it yet this season. And so I'm kind of waiting for that game where she snaps out of it. I mean, Yukon fans who are a little bit pessimistic could be like, oh yikes because she's kind of due for a breakout game. And if she has one, I think that could be just huge, you know, both for her and for the contagiousness it could have on the rest of her teammates. Definitely, yeah. I feel like it's always fun when the players are due for one of those games and then they actually have one. Especially this early in the season because you know when someone is shooting so low below their total from last year like it's not going to keep it happening eventually they're going to figure it out. Awesome. Well, maybe let's talk a little bit more around the Ivy League too. I know Princeton is not the only team that you're excited about this year. It's another team that maybe is even becoming a bit more of a favorite than Princeton to win the Ivy League, so you want to tell me more about Columbia. Yeah, so anyone who knows much about the Ivy League knows that Princeton has dominated it for the past decade or so. With some competition from Penn here and there and other teams have kind of been challengers but never really toppled Princeton too much or given them too much trouble. But last year, Columbia started surging Columbia to put it simply for most of their history was a bad team. Didn't have much history to speak of. But alumna Megan Griffith came back several years ago as the head coach and she has methodically built them into what was last year, a 12 and two Ivy League squad in the regular season second place only losses were to Princeton. Went to the elite 8 of the W and IT last year, including a win over Boston college. Oh, and they return to everyone except for their third string point guard this year and have looked fantastic. This is also going to sound like a hot take. I think they've looked better than Princeton so far this season. They look more cohesive, look like they have better chemistry, which makes a lot of sense, right? Princeton lost every Myers Columbia returned basically everyone, but as of right now, Columbia looks like the team to beat. They just beat Miami in Miami to win the Miami Thanksgiving tournament, how many times can I say Miami in the same time? But yeah, they've just got a lot of stars all 5 starters are in double figures, which is pretty awesome, and they lead the nation in total threes made as of right now with exactly 100 and they are also 12th in percentage. So they are some three point bombers and they're really fun to watch. One player to one player to watch is Abby shoe. She's a junior guard. She just passed her head coach in career points as a junior. She's, I believe, 8th in program history right now, which is pretty awesome. And she is third in the country in total threes made right now. She's got this like the signature Abbey shoe move is shot fake, one trouble tour left launched a three sometimes contested splash that's heavy for you. She's really fun to watch. But then you've got to also first team all heavy performer Caitlin Davis. You've got sophomore Aussie point guard, kitty Henderson, who is super fun. I like to throw an aerial Atkins comp on her just for like the way she plays the grit factor. And then there's duke transfer Jay de Patrick, who is also super fun, super athletic, can score, you know, she can be super dynamic. So I will pause there and I will just add as well that they took a foreign tour this summer, so that's another reason why their chemistry is there. They were able to get some extra practices in and an extra trip overseas with some extra games. So they've looked really good. They're really fun to watch would highly recommend checking them out and the Columbia for instance this season are going to be epic. Definitely. They play UMass in a few days too, which that should be a fun matchup. Messes the team. I think getting votes at this point and the 8 people also so that should be fun. Yeah, the thing is 6 out to me is I'm scrolling through their stats here. Like you said, 5 players in double figures, but also their assistant shot rate is top 6 in the country, like 68%. That's pretty insane. Almost 20 assists per game. So that's very fun as well. The team that definitely knows how to move the ball. They've scored. They just beat marist and Lafayette. And they scored a combined a 197 points in those games. Abby shoe by herself had 49 of those on almost 80% shooting from the field and from three she won, Ivy League co player of the week unsurprisingly for that. Only co play for that. I feel like that's just a regular single player of the week award. While the other crow player also, if you're looking for somebody to fund to watch, is harmony Turner from Harvard, Harvard by my money is the third best team in Ivy League right now. Though that could change, they are kind of similar to Columbia except that they are even more happy to shoot the three. They obviously haven't taken as many because I just told you that Columbia ranks number one in the country. But in terms of how reliant their offenses on the three, they are very three reliant and have a ton of sharpshooters on that team. And not much size and kind of an a defense. So they are really fun. Harmony turners, their point guard, she is pretty much a do everything player didn't have her best night tonight in a loss to northeastern, didn't shoot the ball well, but had something like 5 rebounds forces and for seals. So when she's also playing on a tour in meniscus, casually. That sounds not good for her, but yeah. Like, you would not know it by watching her play. So she had a really issued a really big scoring number. I forget what it was something like 25 or 30 against Boston college earlier this year. So she's really fun. She had a big week as well. And it was cochlear with Abby shoe. Sounds like it was dessert thing with those kind of numbers when it's an off site and you have 5 rebounds and forces to force steel. So it's still pretty good that it's hard not to watch harmony Turner when you're watching her team.
"julia cunningham" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast
"Yeah, and they also just have more size than they did last year with those positional changes that I mentioned. So LA Mitchell spending a lot of time at the for this year and then they've got page Morton at the 5 who gives them some size. So that helps they can go big. They can go small, which gives them a little bit more versatility than they had last year when they had kind of a short rotation both numbers wise and size wise last year they're starting four and 5 or 5 11 and 6 one and so now those are their starting three and four. So there is that commend with you. Yeah, exactly. Which will be interesting for you Khan. It seems like darker you house is still kind of a question mark for Thursday. So if they don't have you kind of feel like there's a little other size that gets a lot of teas right now with just a little Edwards kind of in the post. They've been playing a smaller lineup. So I'm interested to see what those matchups look like going into Thursday if they don't have new husks so I think it is possible they'll have her. That one seems a little on the fence at the moment though. Yeah, definitely it definitely will be tricky for Princeton if she is a game time decision figuring out how to roll that in either direction. But one other player to note for Yukon fans who may not be super super familiar with Princeton is grace stone, who's their three right now. She is kind of trying to think of a good comp, but she is the one who is going to benefit if you can spend too much of its energy trying to contain Caitlin and Julia and Ellie. She can hit threes, she can work inside. She can be another ball handler. Last year when she was playing the four she often brought the ball up to relieve fresher because no four is going to pressure her 94 feet, right? So she is a Swiss Army knife. She can do everything. She's actually, she started her career at Princeton as a guard, then she became a forward last year. And now she's back to a guard. So she can truly do it all. And so she's one that you want to make sure that you don't quite ignore entirely because she will make you pay for that. Definitely. I think that's going to be a good chance for you to kind of see kind of again have to guard most positions on the floor, which always makes the defensive match up a little challenging. I guess from where you come perspective, we should also talk about the fact that I think it sounds like is playing in this game from everything we've heard so far with Gino said after the game against Notre-Dame is that it was mostly precautionary and to be on the safe side in that everything was pointing to her playing on Thursday at this point. So for I guess this fans of the game in general, I think that's a good sign I don't think we want any more top players out this season. So hopefully that is true and we will see her back on the court on Thursday, but I think from a Yukon perspective to coming off that loss. I'm sure there's things that are going to be working on specifically from what went wrong in the Notre-Dame mainly. There have been ability to shoot the ball at times in that game. So that should be an interesting to kind of see if they can kind of correct some of those things. Against Princeton. Yeah, well, Princeton has had some of those moments too, where the more they can't shoot the ball super well. So it'll be interesting to see who gets hot and who has some dry spells. Look for Julia Cunningham to probably start on AZ would be my guest she is their perimeter defensive stopper, but greystone is also really, really good defensively and could take some shifts. I mean, no one on Princeton who plays is bad defensively, but that would be what I would expect from a matchup standpoint. Yeah, definitely. I'm looking this up as I'm saying it, but being you said that graceton has played at the Florida she a little taller. She's 5 11. It was the 5 11 four player last year. A little bit though, 'cause I feel like I feel like in the few minutes that we did see easy fun against Notre-Dame, they had Sonia citron on her who is a little taller and it kind of disrupted AZ on the perimeter more than I think we've seen her re disrupted so far this season. So I wonder if Princeton will try to do something similar at times. Yeah, and Julia has good size too, so they can really kind of hand her off as needed, so grace is just a little bit probably bigger, stronger a little bit if they need to like body her up a little bit more Julia's pretty wiry, but both of them have length at least that you can put on her if you want to. Yeah, definitely. So I think those matchups will be interesting. What about you from your perspective, ton of things that if prince was going to pull off, I think it would be quite the upset. I think that's fair to say, why would they have to do right against this Yukon team? Yeah, I think one thing would just be getting off to a good start. So it sounds obvious, but last year, for instance, was known for suffocating you in the first quarter with its defense. It literally gave teams two points in the first quarter or four points in the first quarter. And they haven't really done that yet this season. They've been good defensively, but they haven't been best in the nation defensively. And I'm not saying that I expect them to hold Yukon to two points in the first quarter. But I think having a really strong defensive first quarter and kind of settling in and not getting hit with a Yukon run to start the game would be a really important thing. To come out with the win, staying out of foul trouble is going to be important. They do have some players that Carlos comfortable playing off the bench, but they don't go super deep last year and then instead of a tournament when they lost by a point to Indiana to miss out on a sweet 16 date with Yukon. They had foul troubles to both ebb Myers and Caitlyn Chen and so that cost them there and I think anytime we go to a game, we don't want to see it affected by foul trouble. And I think that's going to be key on both sides too. You don't want a lid or it's getting info trouble, particularly if dark is not playing. But keeping Ellie Mitchell on the floor are keeping Caitlyn Chen on the floor. Keeping Julia Cunningham on the floor.
"julia cunningham" Discussed on The Her Hoop Stats Podcast
"Hello and welcome to another episode of her hoop sets on plugged as always you are here with many gower and spend another crazy couple weeks in NCAA women's basketball lots of upsets. Lots of things changing in the top 25. So definitely an exciting time in the start of the season this year. Today, we're going to talk a little bit about all those upsets and things going on and also about the Yukon prints and game and the Ivy League hoops do that I am here today with a long time from this show. Ivy League reporter for the next and former who sets. Team member Hatfield. Just a quick note before we get the episode started. We did record this on Monday before you kind of announced that their sophomore guard is you fudd will miss three to 6 weeks with a right knee injury which just sustained in Sunday's game against Notre-Dame. So FUD will not be playing in the upcoming Princeton or Marilyn matchups that we allude to on this podcast. Hey Jen, how are you doing? I'm good. Thanks for having me. Always good to be back on the podcast with you. Glad to have you back on and an exciting news generous also coming to Connecticut this week for your conference, which was a lot of what we're going to talk about today, of course, but very excited for that as well. So double dose of Jen for this week for me, at least in my first time in gamble, very, very excited to be at that game. And to hang out with you. Yeah, it should be fun. I'm also excited for that game. Also, I feel like first time we get up, all should be fun this year because the Yukon student section has been absolutely insane for the woman's case, which is kind of fun to see. So that'll be a good time. Love a good student section. Yeah, we're gonna talk a little bit of course about you come to Princeton, which is on Thursday. Some about the Ivy League and then some just general chaos of things that have happened in the last few weeks because it has been crazy. I feel like it started with like the Thanksgiving week tournaments and that it's just continued the spiral into craziness since. The top 25 looks very different than it did three weeks ago, so definitely lots of stuff happening. But maybe starting off with Princeton. Foil out of the top 25 one of those teams that was in at the start, not quite in there yet, but still foreign to the season. Making a trip to Connecticut to play head coach Carla breweries, former team where she played at Yukon. So that I feel like it's one of the most exciting parts of this matchup should be kind of a fun homecoming for her and a great story there in terms of her burning her team back to play at gamble. Yeah, definitely. She's talked a little bit already about just how, you know, gamble still feels like home to her and she is actually coach there like 20 years ago when she was just starting as a system at Providence, but she coached a division three tufts for a long time and so this will be her first time there as a head coach and really just looking forward to seeing the reception she gets and how her team plays. Yeah, definitely. I feel I'm sure she'll get a warm reception from the Yukon fans, at least before the game. Maybe not so much during, but yeah. Yeah, that should be fun. And I mean, I think press is still even though they've fallen off a bit. It's still good team. We just said four and two, those losses coming to Villanova in Texas. So both teams that have been amongst the rankings and I've got winds over some slow here seat and hall and Florida, which are both pretty quality wins. I would say Ford, I'm a team. I think that's surprised some people early on and then seaton hall to make it a little bit of noise in the big east. The upset marquette this week. What do you like about this Princeton's grab this year? Obviously, a little bit different without abhi Meyers, but yeah, it's definitely a squad that's a little bit more in flux maybe than we expected at the beginning of the year. And I think that's shown in their kind of tumble out of the rankings, right? Some places have them as a top 20 team entering the season and that's a little bit higher than what they've shown. They're still following the same general formula of defense and timely shot making that made them so good last year. They've got a lot of balance on their roster. But they're still figuring things out a little bit and they don't look as convincing yet as they did last season when they were just stomping people. With a lot of help to Abby Myers and not only her scoring, but kind of the swagger that she carried herself with. So they're replacing Abby, but they're also kind of shifting pieces around her. So Abby played mostly the three could slide to the two. Could even handle the ball if they needed her to, but she didn't really need to. So she mostly played the three and to replace her instead of slotting in another three. They've moved their four down to the three, moved their 5 to the floor and have slotted in a new 5. So they have four starters back, but they're kind of rearranging how they all play together and working on some new things in their offense that have them looking just a little bit, you know, they still are developing that chemistry. And then a couple of their shooters have had a little bit of slow start. So they still look good. There's no reason to think that they are not at least a top two team in the Ivy League. They were the preseason favorite that doesn't look silly. They're just still, you know, it's early December. They're still figuring themselves out. And they're using this non conference as a way to do that. Carlos never been afraid of taking losses in non conference play. She sees the bigger picture. And so they're just not as dominant yet as they were last year. But they can get there. Definitely, and obviously you kind of is going to be a tough matchup for them, but a good test as well to kind of really see where this team is at. Currently, I feel like for Yukon's perspective, probably the biggest threat that they have to worry about on this present team is Caitlyn Chen who's leading them in scoring so far this season. Yeah, she's a very dynamic point guard. I think kind of the two categories of things that you kind of just going to have to have to deal with is the perimeter. There's Kaitlyn Chen and Julia Cunningham at the two, is their second leading scorer and she has struggled with her shot, but it's still extremely effective. So they're going to have to worry about the perimeter, but then they're also going to have to figure out how to box out Ellie Mitchell, which pretty much no one has figured out how to do this year. She's put up some ridiculous set lines. She had 23 rebounds, I believe it was against Satan hall. She's just amazing on the boards. And so Yukon's definitely going to have their hands full with her there. She's not a huge offensive threat, though if you dump off passes to her and things like that, she can finish, she can get put backs, but she's not going to be creating a ton of her offense. She's just going to be getting steals and blocks and rebounds and doing all the little things. Yeah, that should be an interesting kind of match up to watch in this game because I think one of the things that you can struggled with the most in their laws to another day and on Sunday was kind of getting on the glass and really dominating inside and they really struggled against that Notre-Dame so it'll be interesting to see if they can kind of improve a little bit on that against Preston and specifically with the match up with Ellie Mitchell.