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by bigappleram
1 hour ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 321
Views: 13620

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

Andy Katz puts us at #12!!! in his Power 36. "But it's about time URI got it's due. This team has deep March potential."
But what does he know, he has only covered the sport for 20 years. Further validates what some were saying last week about our very own local voter. Go Rhody!
by bigappleram
4 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: These are the good times.
Replies: 65
Views: 1676

Re: These are the good times.

He has over delivered on his word if you ask me.
by bigappleram
5 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 321
Views: 13620

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

Rothstein has us at 20.
Davis at 23.
by bigappleram
6 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #11 - Games of Interest
Replies: 97
Views: 2688

Re: Week #11 - Games of Interest

I hope the NY/NJ alumni shows up in force for this one...we generally don't play great in that high school gym, let's hope this year that's not the case.
by bigappleram
6 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 321
Views: 13620

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

Nice blurb about Dan in today's NY Post by Zach Braziller. He calls our team "tenacious, deep and soaring" and then says we should be ranked if pollsters were paying attention. Also says Dan will be a popular guy this offseason. Nothing we don't know.
by bigappleram
16 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 321
Views: 13620

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

Seth Davis just submitted his vote...Nevada at 22, Rhody at 23.
by bigappleram
17 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 321
Views: 13620

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

Very yuck. St joe, Lasalle, Dayton and VCU in particular all performed below expectation. For context the year EC got hurt, and we struggled mightily at times and we were super young I believe our KenPom was still in the 80s. Nobody did us any favors this year.
by bigappleram
19 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 177
Views: 5546

Re: Projo Fairness

They may still find their way in, but they don’t have the talent depth in their program that Xavier has. When you are forced to put in a transfer from Adelphi (Div 2) it’s getting thin. I think they will lose a few now without Krampelj, maybe they will still limp in like last year after losing their...
by bigappleram
19 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 318
Views: 13590

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

It’s a great town. That would be fun. A lot better than sacramento!
by bigappleram
20 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 318
Views: 13590

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

No Boise, No Wichita, No problems.
Nashville would be sweet. BBQ, music and Rhody hoops.
by bigappleram
23 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Terrell versus Mobley
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Terrell versus Mobley

Very different players. By mid to end of his senior year Cuttino was dam near unstoppable. He had an NBA type game, he could get his shot off no matter how you played him, tight handle and a pure jump shot. He torched Paul Pierce head to head. And as SG says the league was much better. That said Jar...
by bigappleram
23 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 177
Views: 5546

Re: Projo Fairness

Dude these holier than thou, 3 paragraph soap box tirades where you position yourself as the Godfather of URI fandom is getting tired. Speaking for myself, I watch dozens of hoops games a week and am very well reasoned and informed with the state of the program so I don't need a lecture on perspect...
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 318
Views: 13590

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Agree with that - small conference champions will not have the athleticism to match up with us.
Certain mid-level P5 teams will, and if they get hot that can pose a much bigger threat than Tennessee-Chattanoga, or say Iona :)
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 177
Views: 5546

Re: Projo Fairness

"PC has been a better overall team playing in a better conference than us for the better part of 2 decades. They kept winning when we weren't doing shit. Just because we finally arrived at the party doesn't mean the world has to bend to our will." AND URI has been a better overall team for...
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 177
Views: 5546

Re: Projo Fairness

RhodyJay for the win!
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 177
Views: 5546

Re: Projo Fairness

Dude these holier than thou, 3 paragraph soap box tirades where you position yourself as the Godfather of URI fandom is getting tired. Speaking for myself, I watch dozens of hoops games a week and am very well reasoned and informed with the state of the program so I don't need a lecture on perspecti...
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 177
Views: 5546

Re: Projo Fairness

Nova fairly ranked. Xavier is a Top 20 not Top 10 team. Hall and PC are next best. After that you have 3 teams that are not special (Butler, Creighton, Marquette) and then 3 shit teams in their basement. This isn’t last year’s BE.
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 177
Views: 5546

Re: Projo Fairness

And pump the brakes in pumping up Creighton. Without their big Krampelj who is out for the season they are an NIT team. Watch how many games they now lose. Good win for PC but teams like Creighton, Butler are pumped up by guys like KMac and now by our own fans. Butler starts a GW transfer, yesterday...
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: These are the good times.
Replies: 65
Views: 1676

Re: These are the good times.

This keeps going and the court will be named for him one day. Spot on Ramulous, he has taken the program to new heights and moreso than any other time they don’t feel fleeting. We have had great teams, never a great program, this is new territory. Set up for success long term. And it’s all been buil...
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 318
Views: 13590

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Agree w/Ramulous, even if we run table can’t see a 4.
5-8 is probably our window, due to the A10 struggles. I’d be just fine with 5-7.
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter
Replies: 77
Views: 1967

Re: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter

To Donaldson’s credit he responded to RhodyTickets’ tweet: https://twitter.com/jimdonaldsonjr/status/954944130194518016 You mean the tweet from Rhody Tickets that basically discredited his entire thesis about our fans not showing up for this team? He gets zero credit, he intentionally trolled and t...
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dayton Game Watch Party @ George's
Replies: 15
Views: 561

Re: Dayton Game Watch Party @ George's

Photos I saw looked like a very packed house. Agree another great sign as to the groundswell and excitement around the program. I expect a lot of Rhody fans in the Bronx on Wednesday.
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/20 | Dayton Flyers | 1:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 210
Views: 4049

Re: 1/20 | Dayton Flyers | 1:00PM (CBSSN)

We will be the trendy pick again, i kinda hate that.
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: These are the good times.
Replies: 65
Views: 1676

Re: These are the good times.

Top 25 and with the #1 ranked recruiting class in the league coming in. Never, ever, ever have we been in this position. Enjoy the ride.
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #11 - Games of Interest
Replies: 97
Views: 2688

Re: Week #11 - Games of Interest

The thing about Davidson...is that we are not a good matchup for them. Yes Aldridge will score against us and presents a problem, probably more Cyril and even Akele in that game, and less Berry. That said, a team with a young back court, average athleticism, no depth and that wants to play a finesse...
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Who has been the most pleasant surprise of the season so far?
Replies: 25
Views: 515

Re: Who has been the most pleasant surprise of the season so far?

Andre 1st. Stan 2nd. Both have performed at a level that has elevated our ceiling for the year.
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter
Replies: 77
Views: 1967

Re: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter

I tweeted Donaldson a rebuttal that playing in the state capital against ranked teams may have something to do with it, along with 4 straight NCAAs and a conference full of brand name programs. Also told him that attendance increased 20% and any business will take that year over year growth. He then...
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/20 | Dayton Flyers | 1:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 210
Views: 4049

Re: 1/20 | Dayton Flyers | 1:00PM (CBSSN)

I'd add @Lasalle assuming they have BJ Johnson. Matchup wise, at full strength, they are 1 of the only teams in the league that have the guard play to handle our pressure. At a certain point Dan's biggest coaching challenge is keeping the team sharp and focused, beating up teams by double digits can...
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/20 | Dayton Flyers | 1:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 210
Views: 4049

Re: 1/20 | Dayton Flyers | 1:00PM (CBSSN)

Duquesne is going to fade, they cannot sustain. Good coach, they will get there, but they will play back to the rest of the crappy middle of this league real soon. Net net, I wouldn't circle Duquesne as a big game.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Keaney Blue
Replies: 43
Views: 1171

Re: Keaney Blue

They should have a Keaney Blue night at the RC -- or do something to recognize and appreciate this small community of hard core fans.
But I digress, why market to your most passionate consumers!
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter
Replies: 77
Views: 1967

Re: Donaldson slamming Rhody fan base on Twitter

And also we only played only the best of the best opponents at the PCC in those days. Xavier, Temple, Umass (w/Calipari)...those programs drew the casual fan and had national brand recognition. And yes we would draw in that 7-9k range.
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2544

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

A top 25 ranking gets your highlights on ESPN every night...gets the average URI student from Jersey to come check out a game, and in general it continues to help market the program to a larger audience. Does it matter to our NCAA tourney chances whether we are ranked 26th or 31st, no of course not....
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2544

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

What’s been impressive especially in A10 play is the production we are getting at the 5 spot. While both Andre and Cyril have some limitations, together they are averaging 15 ppg and 12 rpg. Couple that with our guard play and that makes us tough to beat.
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/17 | UMass Minutemen | 7PM (Yurview TV)
Replies: 209
Views: 5420

Re: 1/17 | UMass Minutemen | 7PM (Yurview TV)

I'm confused bc i thought based on what was said here students weren't back until this weekend
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS UMASS
Replies: 14
Views: 667

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS UMASS

fwiw, and posted this in another thread, but 9 of our last 13 A-10 wins have been by double figures. Given that historical performance the line appears less inflated. Umass is a young team, with limited offensive options...the possibility we could open up a sizable lead is real.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/17 | UMass Minutemen | 7PM (Yurview TV)
Replies: 209
Views: 5420

Re: 1/17 | UMass Minutemen | 7PM (Yurview TV)

That poster on our board should be banned indefinitely, if not forever. No place on this board, or in this world, for a warped and demented opinion like the one that was expressed here.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2544

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

[ problem is that's just lazy journalism...because despite the bolded above URI still has a better record against a tougher overall schedule. Rhode Island: 14 RPI, 13-3, 23rd in SOS, best win is #12, worst loss is #38, 3-3 vs Top 50 Creighton: 31 RPI, 14-4, 73rd in SOS, best win is #32, worst loss ...
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2544

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

We aren't talking about "national" people, we are talking about our own local reporter. By all metrics it is splitting hairs between Creighton and URI, but the local guy if he had seen both teams play should be able to layer on a personal assessment based on what he sees. And yes if it's b...
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1555
Views: 94312

Re: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades

You cannot criticize EZ Buckets, aka the guy with the mike aka Rhody Hoops Hype Man, on Keaney Blue. That's cause for expulsion. Dude does yeomans work and has been there since when you could hear a pin drop in that building. He is phenomenal and will be sorely missed when he retires at the end of t...
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 321
Views: 13620

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

I have gone back and forth on twitter with KMac about this same topic...while it's a razor thin difference, there is no justification for putting Creighton ahead of URI. And you bet your ass if it was as close as it is the writer from the Omaha Journal would be voting for Creighton. It's the BE bias...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI Record Book. Why Don't We Have One?? - Update, we do. New Link
Replies: 22
Views: 703

Re: URI Record Book. Why Don't We Have One?? - Update, we do. New Link

Not a record but a worthwhile stat nonetheless which speaks to the rarified air we are in right now in our programs history. Going back to last season we have now won 13 straight versus A10 opponents - 9 of those 13 wins have been by double digits. That is domination.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week # 10 - Games of Interest
Replies: 131
Views: 3390

Re: Week # 10 - Games of Interest

Dowtin averaging 10ppg and 7apg in A10 action. As the floor general on the best team in the league those are All league numbers. My guess is at end of year voters will be deciding between Stan and Jeff for a spot on 3rd team. Doubt they will both get it since Jared and EC are locks and can’t see the...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 318
Views: 13590

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

I can promise you Sacramento is one of them.
#anywhwerebutthere
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/13 | St. Bonaventure Bonnies | 11AM (ESPNU)
Replies: 185
Views: 4176

Re: 1/13 | St. Bonaventure Bonnies | 11AM (ESPNU)

Penders changed Tommy’s trajectory, similar to how Harrick did to Cuttino. Both players reached their ceilings due to the coaching changes. Both ended up in the NBA. Garrick and Terrell both are built like football players, and yes I would say have similar games.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/13 | St. Bonaventure Bonnies | 11AM (ESPNU)
Replies: 185
Views: 4176

Re: 1/13 | St. Bonaventure Bonnies | 11AM (ESPNU)

Jeff Kent could be another one.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/13 | St. Bonaventure Bonnies | 11AM (ESPNU)
Replies: 185
Views: 4176

Re: 1/13 | St. Bonaventure Bonnies | 11AM (ESPNU)

EC is in corner to keep his man from sagging over, which basically keeps the lane clear for Berry. If EC moves closer to hoop so does his defender and he is more easily able to help on the Berry lob. Once Berry made the catch it was a simple layup so not sure much to criticize for EC not crashing.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/13 | St. Bonaventure Bonnies | 11AM (ESPNU)
Replies: 185
Views: 4176

Re: 1/13 | St. Bonaventure Bonnies | 11AM (ESPNU)

We are in uncharted territory as a program. We are the envy of the league. Not just a great team but a great program. Every fan should revel in this, it’s a great time to be a Rhody fan. In Hurley we trust. Good night
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Coach Hurley 2nd Fastest To 100 Wins
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: Coach Hurley 2nd Fastest To 100 Wins

Dan Hurley, the best thing to happen to RI since the Awful Awful.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/13 | St. Bonaventure Bonnies | 11AM (ESPNU)
Replies: 185
Views: 4176

Re: 1/13 | St. Bonaventure Bonnies | 11AM (ESPNU)

Never in doubt for last 20 minutes. We are a cut above everyone else, we may lose a couple but given the talent gap it is going to take a Herculean effort for teams in this version of the A10.

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