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by TruePoint
1 hour ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3286

Re: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM

I feel like people don't have an appreciation for how hard it is to build a really good program - the kind that fills the building every time no matter when the game is played or who it is played against. If it were as simple as having a great month and making the tournament, there would be a lot mo...
by TruePoint
3 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3286

Re: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM

Others have already made the point, but what will drive real and lasting change to the attendance is sustained success. One year of meeting expectations isn't going to jolt the fan base to life like some seem to expect. A number of posters have made this same point over and over again, even going ba...
by TruePoint
8 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3286

Re: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM

I wonder how many other teams that are coming off a conference championship and at least one NCAA win have this type of attendance problem. I haven't been able to go to the first two home games because my primary residence is now Florida but I made sure my seats were spoken for. I feel like I have ...
by TruePoint
8 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3286

Re: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM

How do the PBruins get 8000 to go to a minor league hockey game on a Sunday afternoon? Location, location, location. URI will draw well when the game justifies it being what people are going to do with their day, but things in Providence are always going to draw well all things being equal. First, ...
by TruePoint
10 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming???
Replies: 263
Views: 10097

Re: Big News Forthcoming???

Haha sure. Could be - never know.
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Langevine out today and questionable vs Seton Hall
Replies: 36
Views: 993

Re: Langevine out today and questionable vs Seton Hall

I don't believe coaches, especially when having or not having the player could make a significant impact on the other team's gameplan. One hundred percent my non-fact-based opinion. But I think Cyril plays. If he can walk, he'll be out there.
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3286

Re: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM

If there was any doubt that this team is actually good and it's not a figment of our imagination, blowing out Holy Cross down the two guys that could have been an acceptable answer to "who are the two most important players on the Rams this season?" before the season started is a helpful d...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Langevine out today and questionable vs Seton Hall
Replies: 36
Views: 993

Re: Langevine out today and questionable vs Seton Hall

I think in retrospect it was very smart to hold Cyril out even if he could play. Very much expect him to play Thursday.
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 95
Views: 2908

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

Not a good night for the A-10 as teams go 1-3 for the evening: Virginia beats off VCU , 76-67. The Cavaliers were able to get the upper hand and fought off the havoc defense by taking care of the ball, committing only 5 turnovers while taking advantage of VCU miscues. On offense, Virginia put in 10...
by TruePoint
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 95
Views: 2908

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

bigappleram wrote:I'd be shocked if PC doesn't smack SLU tonight


I think this qualifies. Ouch.
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 95
Views: 2908

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

That sucks, and I don't have a lot of sentimentality for Joes, but hate to see a kid go thru that and it's also not great for the league.
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3286

Re: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM

I don't think HC is where you would see a zone. This is the type of team that the relentless pressure - even if it leads to a lot of fouls - should just smother them and grind them down. Where a zone could be a viable option is against a team like Seton Hall where you want to have a lot of bodies ar...
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3286

Re: 11/19 | Holy Cross Crusaders | 1:00PM

Welcome back Native!
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 269
Views: 11123

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I love this team
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 95
Views: 2908

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

ramster's upset specials looking good so far
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 95
Views: 2908

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

Mason, LaSalle and SLU all win. Dayton falls to Hofstra. We are through the looking glass.

Holy Cross hangs on against Harvard.
by TruePoint
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 95
Views: 2908

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

The Cross all over Harvard at halftime, up 10. Also, I know the result was reported here last night, but did people notice Nevada tore Santa Clara apart last night? I don't know how good Santa Clara is this year but that's a decent program, and Nevada basically did it without Caleb Martin. That team...
by TruePoint
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 95
Views: 2908

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

In late night action on the West Coast, Nevada rolled over Santa Clara, 93-63. The Wolfpack had four players in double digits. In Wednesday's action. In the A-10 : Virginia Tech meets Saint Louis in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden. 7 PM. On ESPN2. Binghamton at George Mason in a campus game...
by TruePoint
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)
Replies: 357
Views: 19767

Re: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)

Here is my opinion: Juiston was never coming here. The only place in the world where Juiston to URI was taken seriously was on this message board. It wouldn't have mattered if Carr stayed or went, it wouldn't have mattered if one of the other coaches recruited him instead of Carr, for whatever reaso...
by TruePoint
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing
Replies: 114
Views: 3156

Re: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing

Saw interviews of Dan on the local news last night. He seems to be projecting a more upbeat tenor than with EC's injury two years ago. Said that the situation with present team is different than then. Reports from the local tv news stations Yeah, I really think this is a different team and a differ...
by TruePoint
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Free Throw Rate
Replies: 69
Views: 2028

Re: Free Throw Rate

Aggression is a double edged sword. Controlled aggression is a valuable asset; uncontrolled aggression is a dangerous habit. Our first identity as a basketball program is to play aggressive defense, but there has to be some measure of control in how we use that aggression. A 90% defensive FTR is not...
by TruePoint
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing
Replies: 114
Views: 3156

Re: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing

Rothstein's tweet did not elaborate on this, but are we to assume that if the time horizon for EC's recovery is 4-6 weeks he is not having surgery?
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing
Replies: 114
Views: 3156

Re: The EC Wristwatch

I feel like this situation is much different than the one a couple years back. I think the team is older and more talented, and they know EC will be back for the most important part of the year. I expect Dan and the entire team to handle this better. The Celts lost their prized free agents minutes i...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing
Replies: 114
Views: 3156

Re: The EC Wristwatch

section(105) wrote:......next man up.....Fatts......more PT.....start Stan......


At some point Stan is going to have to miss some time, also, presumably.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing
Replies: 114
Views: 3156

Re: The EC Wristwatch

Son of a bitch
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

.... if not for a desperation 25 foot three pointer going down that game was going down to the last possession. If someone wanted to torture me for whatever reason (and I don't doubt that some people do), one way to do it would be to assemble a highlight real of absurd dagger threes hit against URI...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

.... if not for a desperation 25 foot three pointer going down that game was going down to the last possession. If someone wanted to torture me for whatever reason (and I don't doubt that some people do), one way to do it would be to assemble a highlight real of absurd dagger threes hit against URI...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing
Replies: 114
Views: 3156

Re: The EC Wristwatch

I have to believe that if they let him come back into the game, it couldn't have been broken or seriously injured. But I said last night, if they hold him out against HC to let him heal up, I won't be upset. No disrespect to the Crusaders, but we should be able to handle them without EC.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

I've tried to say that I know Seton Hall is very good and I have a lot of respect for them, but I just really was impressed with what Nevada has last night. I knew going into the game Nevada was good and had brought in a lot of good players, but I said I wasn't sure what to make of them because I ha...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Cyril was a monster on the glass at times last year. He just needs to worry about staying on the court and the rebounds will come. Completely agree about Preston, though. Looks the part, and in limited action has been basically what I expected, which is someone who I think should have a role on this...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

I hope we don't see sky is falling stuff. In my opinion that is probably the hardest game on our schedule, unless we get UVA in the Garden. What sucks is, as usual, we lose the "hardest game on our schedule". Lots of ball to go, but it would've been nice to win the "hardest game on o...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

This is the "same ole Rhody" story... We lost a close, OOC road game against a tough opponent. Like clockwork. ^one thing that is definitely "same ole Rhody" is we have some bad fans. Lots of college basketball teams lose close road games against tough opponents, man. In fact, a...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

TP, true if the game was here we probably would have won.....not sure they are top 20 material though. Idk, they have 3 really good, big, athletic, physical players and a few other pretty good players, and their schedule is not incredibly challenging. I think they could win 26+ regular season games...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

I hope we don't see sky is falling stuff. In my opinion that is probably the hardest game on our schedule, unless we get UVA in the Garden. What sucks is, as usual, we lose the "hardest game on our schedule". Lots of ball to go, but it would've been nice to win the "hardest game on o...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

rodfromcranston wrote:Did these bozos once say that Terrell had
18 second half points?
44 free throws for Nevada! It's like
playing St. Joe's in Philly.


Between the announcing and officiating, not sure which was worse.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

I hope we don't see sky is falling stuff. In my opinion that is probably the hardest game on our schedule, unless we get UVA in the Garden. I thought we came out flat in the first half and dug a huge hole, and given the circumstances there's nothing to be ashamed of here. Fingers crossed EC is OK, a...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

In fairness, we didn't lose to Nevada. There is no Nevada basketball program. We lost to NC State/So. Illinois/Purdue/Oregon St/Iowa St. That's not a basketball program. It's a parasite.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Have we got one fucking foul call at the rim? One? They get one every time down the court.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

I do not understand what these refs are looking at. Stan gets mugged, no call. Berry stands there like a statue, foul.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

I wanna see Jarvis and Russell in the game at the same time! They can take anybody off the dribble because they're much quicker than any of their big guards. Normally I'd say the problem with that is all the size you give up on defense and on the glass to this team, but since we cannot stop them an...
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Do all this work to get back in the game and proceed to put on a clinic of terrible shot selection.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

I understand our identity on defense but this approach is going to cost us this game.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Have to convert some of these layups man
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Every block/charge call has gone against. Probably worth a dozen points.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

The block/charge call has cost us multiple baskets and given them multiple and-1s.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

mstyles - I agree with you. You make a good point.
by TruePoint
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 372
Views: 5420

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Don't understand why we go back to this lineup. Defensively I don't think it will let us get back in the game.

My five: Jarvis, EC, JT, Stan and Cyril and let them play. That would be my approach.

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