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by TruePoint
6 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/23 | Dayton Flyers | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 52
Views: 1494

Re: 2/23 | Dayton Flyers | 7PM (ESPN2)

I gave away my second set of tickets to the game tonight to a student who couldn't be up at 7AM to get tickets. According to him, you had to be in line at 7AM to get student tickets. I wonder if the RC is not limiting student tickets to their agreed upon allotment hoping that they can sell out the g...
by TruePoint
6 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

I have to say, that breakdown of first round records by seed is pretty surprising and pretty convincing with respect to a 4 seed versus a 5 seed. I mentioned finding the data because I believed that you wouldn't see a difference between 4 and 5 greater than the standard deviation between seed lines....
by TruePoint
7 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Recruiting scandal
Replies: 54
Views: 2029

Re: Recruiting scandal

Blueman - I agree with you, but I'd just point out that the FBI doesn't give any shits about the NCAAs rules. So there is something going here on that is a level deeper than the typical shadiness we all know exists around CBB.
by TruePoint
7 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

No sarcasm here. Leaving PC out of the equation, what is better...a four seed or a five seed? There is no perceptible difference. The color jerseys you will wear in the second round? Not losing sleep over it. As much as we hate PC, nobody here would trade URI's success for PC's failure. But where a...
by TruePoint
8 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

I’ve come to see this argument is futile. When I see a post that says I’ll take a 5 or 6 seed over a 4 if it means PC is out of the tourney...well how do you argue against that stupidity/ignorance? These folks obviously don’t watch the tournament to see how 5s and 6s drop like flies in the first ro...
by TruePoint
8 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Come on Rhowdy...I think you’ve seen enough of my posts to know where I’m coming from and to know we’re on the same page regarding this topic. Since you don’t know me personally I’ll give you a pass on not getting the sarcasm. My fault, I didn't know you were being sarcastic. I'm going to leave the...
by TruePoint
8 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 756
Views: 31149

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Programs identified in this story as being connected to this scandal: DUKE UNC Kansas Kentucky Michigan State Louisville Texas Alabama Seton Hall Wichita State NC State Maryland LSU South Carolina Clemson Xavier Utah USC Washington http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22553502/fbi-...
by TruePoint
21 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

UNC Asheville basically assures itself homefield advantage thru the Big South tournament.
by TruePoint
23 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

I always knew I liked you, rambone.
by TruePoint
23 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

Nothing to do with Dan going to SH or anything, but I'm happy SH beat PC. PC attaining Q1 status for our resume would not be guaranteed even if they had won. PC is on the bubble; I would gladly move down from a 4 to a 5 in exchange for PC being left at home. Call me whatever you want for that. I'd m...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/23 | Dayton Flyers | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 52
Views: 1494

2/23 | Dayton Flyers | 7PM (ESPN2)

University of Dayton at University of Rhode Island Thomas M. Ryan Center Friday, February 22, 2018 7:00PM (ESPN2) Media TV : ESPN2 Streaming : watchESPN app Radio : B101, 101.5 FM Previews : Providence Journal- http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20180222/dayton-stands-in-way-of-first-f...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2970
Views: 195544

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

So couple of things - first, I was not denigrating MAL as much as elevating Fatts. I think he was way undervalued as a recruit because of his size. He played excellent competition in high school and dominated. He has shown virtually no sign so far that playing against bigger players in college is go...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

It is weird to go to a basketball game that is only going to last 20 minutes.
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

2 consecutive years is significant PC has probably played over 200 games there since the building underwent its overhaul. Two out of over 200 events is not significant. The possible potential for the issue does unfortunately exist. A host of unlikely conditions must however all converge for it to o...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jeff Dowtin
Replies: 42
Views: 1197

Re: Jeff Dowtin

It feels like with the roster for next year they're on pace for a year a lot like 2014-5, where they're young but on the bubble all year. Agree, but think about how close that team actually was to breaking through and then consider that on next year's team your leaders won't be finding their way bu...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jeff Dowtin
Replies: 42
Views: 1197

Re: Jeff Dowtin

I think they have a good chance to be a tournament team next year. When I look around the league, I don't see many rosters that are going to have a better top three players than Jefe, Fatts and Cyril. That gives you a fighting chance, although it will depend a lot on the development of the freshman ...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

Re: Week #16 - Games of Interest

This may be obvious but just want to get clarification - the game will restart from where it was suspended, right? They aren't playing it over?
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2970
Views: 195544

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
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

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
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

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
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

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
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

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
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jeff Dowtin
Replies: 42
Views: 1197

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
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jeff Dowtin
Replies: 42
Views: 1197

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
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jeff Dowtin
Replies: 42
Views: 1197

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Practice Facility at PC
Replies: 91
Views: 3838

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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

This game is way too much.
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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

Andre needs to be in for this rebound.
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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

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


14 karat Urkel?
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 392
Views: 4670

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29918

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29918

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #16 - Games of Interest
Replies: 231
Views: 3673

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29918

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Reynolds piece inaccuracies
Replies: 57
Views: 1379

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-2019 Rotation
Replies: 61
Views: 1946

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...

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