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by Obadiah
16 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1598
Views: 52835

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Not exactly true, UConn's fatal mistake was to let the State's Attorney General at the time, Richard Blumenthal, sue the ACC when BC exited the Big East to join that conference.
by Obadiah
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 1262

Re: Attendance- Perspective

You have to look at Ryan attendance in the broadest possible context. Reflecting the newness of Ryan, the best average attendance came in the second year when the average reached 5,498. No year since 2003-04 has average attendance been higher. But make no mistake, Ryan crowds have come a long way fr...
by Obadiah
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

I am very familiar with the Duquesne campus since I visit Pittsburgh often on business. The Palumbo Center is not a bad facility though small. It has good lighting and has better concessions and restrooms than Ryan. It's much nicer than Rose Hill or Hagan. Also, if the Duquesne program ever took off...
by Obadiah
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

With a crowd of 1,175 looking on, Duquesne easily defeated Mississippi Valley State, 73-49. The game proved two things: 1) that any A-10 school can beat a low level SWAC team and 2) that 1,175 people have completed their Christmas shopping early.
by Obadiah
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

Not much action Wednesday night. Only game - Mississippi Valley State a team that so far this season has lost all their games by double digits visits Duquesne. The game should draw a sellout crowd.
by Obadiah
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

Thanks, ace, for bringing the The Athletic website to the attention of this board because this new site may be the wave of the future spelling doom for the sports pages of newspapers all over the country. The website is dedicated to providing both national and local coverage to an extent and quality...
by Obadiah
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

Tuesday results in the A-10 : Fordham loses at Rutgers, 75-63. Fordham put an opening three, but thereafter it was all Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights took the game despite hitting only two 3-pointers while Fordham put up 29 attempts hitting on 11. George Mason was badly beaten on its home court by Sun...
by Obadiah
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

Little more action on Tuesday. In the A-10:

Fordham at Rutgers. 7 PM. On ESPNU.

Georgia Southern at George Mason. 7 PM.

Murray State at Saint Louis. 8 PM.

Among URI OOC opponents:

St. Peter's at #15 Seton Hall. 7 PM. On FS1.

Yale at Iona. 7 PM. On ESPN3.
by Obadiah
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Week #6 - Games of Interest

Bryant is routed by Louisville, 102-59 and their record falls to 1-10.
by Obadiah
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #6 - Games of Interest
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Week #6 - Games of Interest

At the start of Week #6 , in both the AP and the USA Today polls, URI continues to be the only A-10 team getting votes, 1 in the AP poll and 14 in the USA Today poll. The loss to Alabama was costly. Seton Hall is ranked # 15 and Virginia is #16 respectively in both polls. Nevada with its losses to T...
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Bye, Bye #2 Kansas. sorry reef.
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

ASU just hit a critical three to take a 83-72 lead with 4 minutes left.
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

I thought the same thing.
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

I love the logo on the front of ASU warm-up T's - GUARD U!
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Kansas finally breaks the run, but ASU gets the bucket right back with a nice drive to the basket and a lay-up.
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Now at a 15-0 run. The announcers are constantly talking about the scrappiness of Bobby Hurley and how that is reflected in his team,
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Arizona State on 11-0 run to take a 61-52 lead with 11+ minutes left.
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

La Salle made good game of this one played at the Wells Fargo Center. This was a nip and tuck affair and La Salle held the lead for a good time. Villanova finally got some separation when Donte DiVincenzo hit a three with 4 minutes remaining to give them a 5 point lead and La Salle could not regain...
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Arizona State holding its own against Kansas on the Jayhawks home court, 40-37, Kansas at the half.
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 56
Views: 1262

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Here is an interesting Ryan stat on attendance and the sample definition covers regular season games, no post season and only games included in the full season ticket subscription base: In the 15 year history of the arena's 250+ games, only two games had attendance below 3000, both of which occurred...
by Obadiah
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

The A-10 went 5-5 in Saturday, but the performance was not that good as most of the wins came against decidedly inferior opposition. Fordham was unimpressive in its win over the worst team in the NEC, St , Francis (BKN), Duquesne beat a bad Delaware State team, and George Mason won over NC Central. ...
by Obadiah
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Results not too surprising given that Diallo out, White, out, and Cartwright playing hurt. Hate to see UMass benefit from that.
by Obadiah
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

UMass on a 17-2 run!
by Obadiah
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Seton Hall is handling VCU pretty well.
by Obadiah
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Duquesne routed a woeful Delaware State, 97-48

In a more competitive game, St. Bonaventure down by as many as nine points in the first half rallied in the second stanza to beat Ivy favorite, Yale, 75-67
by Obadiah
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Lots of Saturday action in the A-10 : Delaware State at Duquesne . 12:30 PM. Yale at St. Bonaventure . 2 PM. On ESPNU. In a Big Five match-up, Saint Joseph's at Temple. 2:30 PM. On CBSSN. VCU versus Seton Hall in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark. 3 PM. #5 Florida s...
by Obadiah
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Nevada becomes TCU's 15 straight victim as the Horned Frogs win 84-80 in a game they led all the way. After winning its first eight games, Nevada has lost its last two and most certainly will fall out of the polls. The URI win remains their best victory to date. For Nevada to win the Mountain West,...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

No A-10 action on Friday evening . An interesting event is the the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This unique, one-day triple header features: Game #1 - St. John’s vs. 7-0 #16 Arizona State. 8 PM. PAC12 Network. Game #2 - Oklahoma vs. #...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Another downer for the A-10 as Drexel, not a member of Philly's Big Five, hands La Salle a 72-70 loss. Drexel put in the first basket after the tip-off and led for the entire game with a lead as large as 13 points before La Salle rallied to close the deficit to two points, but the Explorers could no...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

That the league is having a tough time in the OOC with performance is even further mirrored in its attendance figures. Seven of last night's A-10 games were held at home and the respective attendance figures for each: Dayton -12,976 George Mason - 3,406 GW - 2,004 UMass - 2,395 Saint Louis - 5,633 F...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Wednesday results in the A-10 ended up at 6-4. Besides the URI loss to Alabama, Fordham , after leading most of the way, choked in its game with Harvard, 47-45. Fordham allowed a 8-0 Harvard run in the final minute capped by Harvard hitting a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left. Also, Richmond with a slim...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Prediction Contest Summary
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: 2017-18 Prediction Contest Summary

Results after Game #8 Alabama x 2017-18 Season 2016-17 Season Team Scoring, ppg 76.00 73.10 Top Scorers, ppg Terrell, 16.8 Matthews, 14.4 Robinson 10.0 Martin, 14.1 Russell, 9.6 Terrell, 12.6 Home Attendance After Four Home Games: Total 23,120 15,703 Average 5,780 5,082 Record After Eight Games : A...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9008

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

With EC out, the burden has been on Terrell's back, and after great games against Nevada, HC,and Seton Hall, he has disappeared in the last four games which have been marked by poor shooting ex the Brown game. In his last two games, for example, his FG line was 6-24, and 1-11 on 3-pointers. With a b...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 9008

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

This was just one of those games. When you have the height disadvantage we have against a high P5 team like 'bama, then you have to have a good shooting night, at least meet the season's average, but that didn't happen tonight. No excuses, other than Dowtin has become a liability.
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Seven A-10 games now underway are all at halftime and the A-10 leads in all.

In the only OOC game, PC is down by 12 to Brown! 40-28.
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

OK, other than the big game for Rhody fans being the URI Rams at Alabama. 8 PM. On SECN+, other A-10 action on Wednesday includes: Tennessee Tech at Dayton 7 PM. Tech is a middle of the road Ohio Valley Conference team and the Flyers should get by them to bring their OOC record to .500. Harvard at F...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

Tuesday action in the A-10 : Having lost three of its last four on the road Davidson returns home to play VMI. 7 PM. Shaka returns to the Siegel Center with his Texas team to play VCU . 7 PM. On ESPN2. Texas' two losses have come at the hands of ranked teams, Duke and Gonzaga, both OT losses. VCU ha...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Re: Week #5 - Games of Interest

In Monday results: Duquesne easily beat Maryland-Eastern Shore, 86-61, to snap a three game losing streak. Duquesne was led by the guards Eric Williams and Mike Lewis who contributed a combined 54 points. Only 1,201 watched the game. It was a nip and tuck affair in the first half with Charleston dow...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1379

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

Also, interesting to note that MBB continues to sell the 5 game mini packages even though the PC game has taken place.You can buy the package with the 2/23 Dayton game in place of PC and the package will be available up to the 12/16 game with C. of C.
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Any injury updates?
Replies: 98
Views: 3511

Re: Any injury updates?

Yes, we need Cyril to be a good defender, but he was brought in to be a starter and not a role player. That he has no shot is a detriment to that role.
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 47
Views: 1379

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

Remember the full effect of the mini packages incremental to the full season tickets began with the PC game and the second game in the package is the C. of C. game.
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #5 - Games of Interest
Replies: 184
Views: 3815

Week #5 - Games of Interest

Week #5 begins. The two polls - the AP and the USA Today - show no A-10 teams in the Top 25 though URI is closing in on a ranking with 73 points and #28 position in the AP poll and 18 points in the USA Today poll. While Alabama fell out of the AP poll, three URI OOC opponents are now in the Top 25 ...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #4 - Games of Interest
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: Week #4 - Games of Interest

Recapping Sunday A-10 action: GW in a nice win over Temple, 71-67. Auburn had no problem with George Mason as the Tigers cruised to a 79-63 win. Dayton suffered a heartbreaking loss at undefeated Mississippi State. Dayton fell behind by as many as 21 points in the second half before they made a furi...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #4 - Games of Interest
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: Week #4 - Games of Interest

Sunday action in the A-10 : Temple at George Washington in the BB&T Classic. 2:30 PM. George Mason at Auburn. 3 PM. On SECN+. Dayton at undefeated Mississippi State. 8 PM. OnSECN. In games involving URI OOC opponents: UCF at Alabama . 2 PM. On ESPNU. UNC Asheville at Clemson. 3 PM. On ACCNE. Set...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #4 - Games of Interest
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: Week #4 - Games of Interest

The A-10 went 5-4 on Saturday. On the bad side two A-10 teams were trounced by Big East teams as Butler whipped Saint Louis , 75-45 and Villanova beat up Saint Joseph's , 94-53. Another rout was Richmond falling to Wake Forest, 82-53. Not impressive, but a win as Fordham beat Maine in OT, 67-66. UMa...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Prediction Contest Summary
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: 2017-18 Prediction Contest Summary

Results after Game #7 PC x 2017-18 Season 2016-17 Season Team Scoring, ppg 77.71 73.10 Top Scorers, ppg Terrell, 17.8 Matthews, 14.4 Berry 10.4 Martin, 14.1 Robinson, 9.9 Terrell, 12.6 After Four Home Games: Home Attendance Total 23,120 15,703 Average 5,780 5,082 After Seven Games: A-10 Record 0-0 ...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #4 - Games of Interest
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: Week #4 - Games of Interest

First results of the day are in as La Salle holds on to beat Holy Cross in the HOF Classic in Belfast, Ireland, 58-54. La Salle led most of the way, and by as many as 16 points, but Holy Cross came to life late in second half to tie game 50 all with 2+ minutes left, but the Explorers were able to ho...
by Obadiah
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #4 - Games of Interest
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: Week #4 - Games of Interest

Lots of Saturday action in college basketball. Besides The Rhody Rumble at 5 PM. On CBSSN, other games In the A-10 are: Holy Cross meets La Salle in the consolation round of the HOF Belfast Classic in Ireland. 9:30 AM. UMass at South Carolina. 2 PM. On SECN. Saint Louis at Butler. 2PM. On FS1. Maine...
by Obadiah
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12333

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

You are damn correct, Truepoint!!
by Obadiah
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 550
Views: 12333

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

Providing another example of PC low class - I've got a million of them - here's a gem; remember how one of their message board moderators called the Ramettes "borderline exotic dancers". Now picking on women is the lowest of the low especially when you target young women who show initiativ...

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