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by TruePoint
5 hours ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2965
Views: 195125

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Comparing Fatts and MAL is the ultimate proof that these guys are ranking bodies and physical projections much more than they are ranking basketball ability. If we were choosing up teams for a game that starts in five minutes and you could have one or the other, if you'd take MAL over Fatts you don'...
by TruePoint
6 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 113
Views: 1587

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

He knows. He thinks he can obfuscate. Bad strategy in his situation. And honestly, even if he truly isn't sure, he should wear it and bite the bullet. Maybe say that they are going to investigate the cause, but assuming it is the ice then they have to do better.
by TruePoint
7 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 113
Views: 1587

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

For those who think my comments are related to some PC bias just drop in on the PC Board and read what they are saying. Same as me. It is an embarrassment. Not sure why there is always this jump to PC Haters or Lovers - the issue is the Facility - Providence's own Dunkin Donuts Center - and the fac...
by TruePoint
7 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 113
Views: 1587

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

ramster - do you think that we all track these instances as a hobby? Unless science only works in Providence (and Boston), I'm sure it has happened elsewhere. It could be that our specific climate makes it more likely to occur and therefore occurs with more frequency here. Totally possible. But give...
by TruePoint
9 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 113
Views: 1587

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

It is embarrassing for this to happen, but realistically there isn't a lot they can do. When the temperature changes this rapidly it is very difficult to modulate the temperature inside the arena fast enough to prevent the ice from melting. This happened last year, also - don't think they suspended ...
by TruePoint
9 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jeff Dowtin
Replies: 33
Views: 727

Re: Jeff Dowtin

blueram- can't hurt to get that guy every night. I'm just saying that for now we aren't as reliant on it as we will be next year. Lots of guys in the backcourt that can score that won't be here next season.
by TruePoint
9 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jeff Dowtin
Replies: 33
Views: 727

Re: Jeff Dowtin

While we are here, though, I'll add this about Jeff: it seemed to me that in the game thread last night and today he was mostly praised for being money from the line down the stretch. Which he definitely was. But I think overall and throughout the entire game last night he was excellent. He was as a...
by TruePoint
9 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jeff Dowtin
Replies: 33
Views: 727

Re: Jeff Dowtin

Fatts is our most imaginative passer. Dowtin takes better care of the ball at this point and is our most reliable passer.
by TruePoint
17 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Practice Facility at PC
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Practice Facility at PC

I do not believe that Grand Canyon should be allowed to participate in NCAA sports, and I would refuse to play them out of principle, even in a tournament. It isn't a real school, it is a scam with a campus.
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

I agree with Truepoint. Both Saint Bonaventure and LaSalle spread us out in the defensive end and picked us apart in the lane. I think we can see expect to see more of this in the future. The question is how will we respond. The good thing is, that weakness has been exposed and it hasn't cost us to...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 113
Views: 1587

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Oklahoma’s tournament odds: https://www.teamrankings.com/ncaa-basketball/team/oklahoma-sooners/bracketology This is weighing everything they did early in the year equal to what has been happening with them lately. If you average it all out and project that forward, you'd expect them to close fairly...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

Billy - the thing is if you can burn 15-20 seconds and then just get into your offense it's a fine strategy. But for some reason we hold and hold and hold and hold until there is 5 seconds on the shot clock and we force some terrible shot or throw the ball away. The idea should be to just shorten th...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

Rambone, I don't know if I'm the only one who saw it this way or what, but La Salle played hard as hell tonight. That intensity was hard for us to match; we can say cliches about having to bring it every night, but that was their biggest game of the year and for us it just wasn't. That's human natur...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

It’s not just the fans that go into the difference between playing at home and playing on the road, career boy.
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

We have played to well all year to start shitting the bed now. I hope Dan gets them back to themselves by Friday. What you’re going to think is Dan getting them back to themselves is actually just going to be the difference between playing at home and playing on the road. Crazy that people don’t ge...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

blueram - EC not shooting well isn’t the same as the team not playing well. They scored 95 points, despite 3-19 from three. They took care of the call and turned the other team over. It wasn’t our best game of the year by any stretch, but I didn’t think they played terribly. Sometimes you have to gi...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

Probably our worst game all year I actually don’t think we played terribly. La Salle played pretty well, but EXTREMELY hard. This is what I was worried about in the Vegas line thread - these last games for us against teams without anything else to play for are dangerous for us. This was La Salle’s ...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

adam914 wrote:Every road win in conference is a good win.


This is how I feel right now.
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

Jesus. I will take it.

Jeff Dowtin saved the shit out of our bacon tonight.
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

This game is way too much.
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

Andre needs to be in for this rebound.
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

Trying to hold off until the end, but have to say that if I find out tomorrow that one or all of these refs has died overnight I won't be sad.
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

adam914 wrote:Who the hell is this #4 kid!


14 karat Urkel?
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

This defensive approach of chasing them all over the court is getting us killed. It better work to tire them out, because if it doesn't this is a blowout. It definitely feels like we are being outcoached and playing right into their hands. Should be packing it in, closing up the paint and making th...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

This defensive approach of chasing them all over the court is getting us killed. It better work to tire them out, because if it doesn't this is a blowout. It definitely feels like we are being outcoached and playing right into their hands. Should be packing it in, closing up the paint and making the...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29868

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Rhode_Island_Red wrote:
reef wrote:Jesse Newell is an absolute joke . Does he even watch college hoops ??


He and Li'l Kevie watch together.


Pictured here:

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by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29868

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

That isn't really the point, though. The point is whether his rankings indicate that he has a bias against URI. Just because you hide your bias within the margin of error doesn't mean it isn't there. It makes it less obvious, but it doesn't change the fact that KMac has been consistently behind the ...
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 113
Views: 1587

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Oklahoma gets EMBARRASSED by 30. 6 in a row. 9 of 11. Shades of a Jim Baron season. Good God that's rough. Great pick by the committee for that top 4. They could honestly miss the tournament. 35 RPI and falling. 16-11 with 3 games to go. Wooooooof. http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2018/team-sheet?...
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29868

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

It’s cool that the URI page at the poll tracker website links to our humble forum.
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Reynolds piece inaccuracies
Replies: 57
Views: 1371

Re: Reynolds piece inaccuracies

wow...a Rhody hoops ad during the NBA all star game... For real? That's awesome!! So tired of those g-d This Is Friartown billboards. And, let's leave the politix out, but also saw the same ad on Fox News tonite and my wife just saw it on HGTV. Interesting that they're pumping out ads with two game...
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-2019 Rotation
Replies: 61
Views: 1940

Re: 2018-2019 Rotation

I think Akele May be next years Andre Berry Akele is next years Akele. On the bench where he belongs. lol that's harsh. I wouldn't be shocked if Akele carved out a bigger role than he has this year. I think the team will play differently than it has this year, which could open some opportunities fo...
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE
Replies: 20
Views: 933

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE

My ONLY concern about this game is the super bowl factor. La Salle's season is over. This is their Super Bowl. Same will apply for the Dayton and St. Joes games, and a little bit the Davidson game. Plus whoever we meet in our first game in DC. We have to be prepared to beat all these teams on their ...
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29868

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Will gladly buy a beer if it gets me KMac not trying to burn us.
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29868

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

The most obvious answer is because it is fun. The real answer is that him consistently being lower on URI than the rest of the voters (only 4 voters had URI lower on their ballots) and him having been late to including URI in the first place - combined with the fact that we play in his market and he...
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29868

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

reef wrote:Lil Kevie will have us in that's a long way to drop out considering all the other losses by top 25 teams


It would be a long way down from 16. But he didn’t have us at 16.
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #15 - Games of Interest
Replies: 156
Views: 3951

Re: Week #15 - Games of Interest

The Fighting Vinny Bakers!
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29868

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

RhodyRam86 wrote:
TruePoint wrote:Beers?



sure...I usually go to the Mews for a bite before the game. beers sound great! I'll even let you off at 1:1 :)


Good deal. Sounds like a win-win for me.
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 256
Views: 7628

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

The students will eat thru any unsold tickets, IMO.
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

How about the start of another 16 game winning streak? That would mean a national championship and a 3-0 start to next year! I'll settle for 13. I agree with 86 - Davidson is a much better team than La Salle, but if there is going to be a hangover, we will see it Tuesday night. If we win tomorrow, ...
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29868

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

We should not move down much as a result of losing a game in Olean when we had multiple legit shots to force overtime. Unless of course the whole thing is a sham.... Cartel. We'll drop four or five places. And speaking of shams, I can't wait to see Li'l Kevie's ballot. I would give 2:1 odds that Mc...
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

Whether it is must win or not, I expect Rhody to roll. Explorers were trending toward a top-100 RPI team when we met them in early January, but they have fallen apart a bit since. And they're in a tough spot Tuesday with a URI team coming in feeling like they have something to prove. They are in the...
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

Re: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

Depends how you define "must win." Certainly if they lose, the season is not over and the most important games of the season are still ahead of them. So it's not a "must win." But, I can anticipate what the world in which we lose on Tuesday would look and feel like, and I'd prefe...
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4530

2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)

University of Rhode Island at La Salle University Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, PA Tuesday, February, 20 2018 7:00PM (CBSSN) Media TV : CBSSN Streaming : CBSSports app or online Radio : 101.5 FM (B101) or iHeart Radio App Previews : http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20180219/uri-at-la...
by TruePoint
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6693

Re: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)

I still don't like trying to protect a lead with 4 or 5 minutes left. All you end up doing is forcing a shot as the shot clock is about to expire. I'd rather keep doing what we're good at and go for the throat. If we're up 3 or 4 with a minute or so to go, fine. But I think 4 or 5 minutes is way to...
by TruePoint
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6693

Re: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)

I am ok with the loss. Not ok with our last 6 minutes. Up 6 with the ball when Stan turned it over for a Bonnies dunk. We are usually composed down the stretch. Some bad stats. 2-12 last 7:40. No FGs in last 4:30. 17 turnovers and 19 offensive rebounds for Bonnies. Stan was out of it after he got h...
by TruePoint
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6693

Re: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)

the refs did us no favors and the conspiricy theory is the A10 wanted the Bonnies to win... Doubtful. You don't get calls on the road in games like that. You could probably find a couple calls that went against us, but Bonnies played well, they're a good team. This is life on the road in college ba...
by TruePoint
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6693

Re: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)

I don't like losing and we could have and probably should have won the game, but other than that I'm not mad. Last 4 minutes played not to lose. Might not be the worst thing, big picture, to have it happen tonight rather than three week from now. Time to start a new streak. Hope this gets Bonnies in...

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