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by bigappleram
2 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/23 | Dayton Flyers | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 22
Views: 589

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

If it wasn’t for the streak, eventual a10 title and hopeful March run these awkwardly read and awkwardly acted promos would be 1 of the best takeaways from this season. Love em
by bigappleram
2 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Gresh Show
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: The Gresh Show

So we want to take money from the basketball budget (coaches salaries, recruiting budget, training facilities, charter flights) to put up billboards at the airport to increase branding but we sh*t on a show that talks a lot about URI basketball 5 days a week on a big local radio station and doesn't...
by bigappleram
5 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Parfait Bitee
Replies: 35
Views: 823

Re: Parfait Bitee

I dont get the narrative about us missing free throws...in the last broadcast they said this year's Rams have the highest FT percentage since 97-98!
We had a bad game against Lasalle...the first one all year when FT shooting let us down. It happens.
by bigappleram
5 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Gresh Show
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: The Gresh Show

Gresh is a blowhard fool, who disavowed URI and now is interested because we are good and he is irrelevant.
He knows absolutely nothing about basketball, and maybe a little more about football. An egregious bandwagon rider if there ever was one.
by bigappleram
8 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Parfait Bitee
Replies: 35
Views: 823

Re: Parfait Bitee

Agree with whomever said Parfait was good, not great. I actually think given his size and the fact he was a combo guard turned into a PG he's the best comparison for Dowtin. I think Dowtin will surpass him given his full body of work, but Parfait did have a terrific senior year and learned to be a g...
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4580

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

If I had to guess, Dan is trying to conserve offensive energy and shorten the game at this point in the season. If on the defensive end we were getting stops, as someone alluded to, it would be helping us maintain these leads even if offensively we stalled. But we are stalling offensively, and then ...
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4580

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

steviep123 wrote:This:



Yes that supports the ridiculous claim that the team has a culture issue, or selfishness issue or whatever other nonsense was purported by the Shot Doctor.
by bigappleram
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/20 | La Salle Explorers | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 389
Views: 4580

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

We are 3rd in the league at 15.3 assists per game, so the narrative that there is a lack of sharing the ball problem is not based on facts. In fact the unselfishness of the entire team, and our ability to have any 1 of six or seven guys carry the scoring load, while others take a back seat, is one o...
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2969
Views: 195430

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

A bit too early to tell, especially bc MAL isn't getting much burn. That said, I have a hard time loving PGs that can't shoot it decently and MAL can't shoot. It is always a huge limitation at that position, limits the ceiling no matter how great a penetrator and passer you may be if you are not a t...
by bigappleram
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE
Replies: 20
Views: 936

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE

Plus Johnson, Powell and to an extent Stokes are all Guys capable of getting hot and putting up points. I think this is our toughest remaining game.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: EC Injury Watch
Replies: 76
Views: 3827

Re: EC Injury Watch

He’s playing.
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2018-2019 Rotation
Replies: 61
Views: 1946

Re: 2018-2019 Rotation

I believe if we try to bring in an immediate impact type player, ie 5th year or high level Juco it will be a 2 or 3 type player. Wing scorer type. I don’t see them going the big man route unless someone unbelievable bc available. Cyril, Harris, Akele, Layssard, Preston, Tertsea battling for minutes ...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/16 | St.Bonaventure Bonnies | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 346
Views: 6706

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

we just put up 50 in a half without EC. We put up 54 vs Seton Hall in a half without him. I don’t think we will have a hard time replacing the points.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: EC Injury Watch
Replies: 76
Views: 3827

Re: EC Injury Watch

I would hold him out and I am guessing Dan does if he is anything but 100%.
I think we can beat Bonnies without him, and while I love the streak and whole unbeaten thing our true test is in March and rather have a healthy EC ready for post season.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: These are the good times.
Replies: 114
Views: 4396

Re: These are the good times.

In a true sign of the times there is a thread on the PC board about our teams performance that is 100% positive. Well Darth prob hasn’t been on their board today :) but even so not something you thought you would see. Speaks to the likability of this team and these kids. They still hate us (the fans...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Garrett on Senior Night
Replies: 41
Views: 1389

Re: Garrett on Senior Night

yes
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/13 | Richmond Spiders | 8:30PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 315
Views: 7510

Re: 2/13 | Richmond Spiders | 8:30PM (CBSSN)

The way our crowd arrives we should announce start times 10-15 beforehand anyhow.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)
Replies: 483
Views: 20260

Re: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)

Birdman didn't even do anything wrong. He poked fun at Providence as a city, and the Dunk as an arena. Puhleeez if their fans are offended...go on any number of twitter posts about URI subjects (from recruits to game results) and will see a host of folks shitting on our program, our conference, sayi...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel
Replies: 1707
Views: 63061

Re: The Coaching Carousel

They should look at TJ Sorrentine, Brown assistant, former local star. For a school like Bryant I would always go with young and hungry candidates.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/13 | Richmond Spiders | 8:30PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 315
Views: 7510

Re: 2/13 | Richmond Spiders | 8:30PM (CBSSN)

Agree, have seen a few different amateur coaches call out Jarvis's interview as what you are striving for in terms of team and culture.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/13 | Richmond Spiders | 8:30PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 315
Views: 7510

Re: 2/13 | Richmond Spiders | 8:30PM (CBSSN)

A lot of Ram on Ram crime in here. Now that the trolls are gone I guess that’s all that is left.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 741
Views: 30603

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Ramster, Cincinnati’s best win based on RPI is a neutral court W against Buffalo. You need to do a lot more than that to get a top 2 seed. We have a comparable resume to Cincy.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 741
Views: 30603

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Ramster have you seen Purdue play? Despite a loss or two they are legit and they would be high on my list of teams I would want to avoid. You can take offense to some of the teams in the 12-16 range but hard to argue that Uva, Purdue and Nova haven’t been far and away the most consistent teams in th...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 741
Views: 30603

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

What’s hurting URI is simple, the A10 suck factor. I actually think from a national standpoint we are getting respect in line with where we should be. We are rising in rankings by beating 100+ RPI teams. That is respect. But we are all going to have to be fine with the fact that our league is bad th...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)
Replies: 483
Views: 20260

Re: Big News Forthcoming??? (Spoiler: It's the West Virgina Game @ Mohegan Sun)

Love that post from the Darth dude, apparently his TV doesn’t tune in to espn, cbs or the local networks all who are fawning over our Rams. Same for Dickie V, Jason williams, rothstein, Bilas, Goodman, Katz, Borzello. But yeah besides that we are getting no publicity. I thought their colors were bla...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2/9 | Davidson Wildcats | 7PM (ESPN2)
Replies: 250
Views: 5905

Re: 2/9 | Davidson Wildcats | 7PM (ESPN2)

McGarrity the kid who got swatted by Cyril last night after his slow mo pivot for a layup is the same guy who Stan swatted last year at same end of court and in similar fashion (seemingly coming from out of nowhere). Dude must have Rhody nightmares. What makes us dangerous is that we have 6-7 guys t...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 257
Views: 7689

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

Need to work on Richmond now. Too many seats left
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jerry West Award
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: Jerry West Award

Great call Snoop, Terrell and Foster are almost identical players - both in athleticism as well as their games. Very similar. Trier may be just a notch above. Grayson gets the Duke benefit. THe Purdue kid can fill it.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2969
Views: 195430

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

We will be talented but not overly experienced, with only 3 guys carrying over that have logged important minutes (Dowtin, Fatts, Cyril). Plenty of room for someone experienced who can fill it up, we know Dan is only going to look for certain types of players that will buy in and do things his way, ...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #14 - Games of Interest
Replies: 85
Views: 3134

Re: Week #14 - Games of Interest

We will be selling out to chase them off 3 pt line, likely leaving us susceptible to backdoor and basket cuts which they will do often. I am sure we will settle for 2s over 3s, try to turn them over and wear them out over the 40 minutes. Grady is going to be a stud but he will be a freshman PG in a ...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2969
Views: 195430

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Agreed, and I would have to think that is the type of player they are laser focused on...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jerry West Award
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: Jerry West Award

Great recognition for EC. Look at it this way, Jared won't be well scouted come tourney time. Let teams key in on EC and watch JT light them up. I do think teams will slowly start game planning for Jeff Dowtin. His stats and impact on the game are becoming so substantial its only a matter of time b...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jerry West Award
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: Jerry West Award

Great recognition for EC. Look at it this way, Jared won't be well scouted come tourney time. Let teams key in on EC and watch JT light them up. I do think teams will slowly start game planning for Jeff Dowtin. His stats and impact on the game are becoming so substantial its only a matter of time be...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29892

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

Lazy, entitled and average. Kmac in a nutshell.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2969
Views: 195430

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Looks like Coach Ty is at Monroe Community College tonight to watch a game...assume he is looking at someone potentially for next year.
I have to think we go the 5th year or JC route with that last scholly and try to find a scorer to replace JT/EC.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #14 - Games of Interest
Replies: 85
Views: 3134

Re: Week #14 - Games of Interest

Remember when Obes great thread used to become irrelevant as we got later into the season. Not no more!!
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: # hashtag for the season??
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: # hashtag for the season??

#RhodetoMarch is great because its evergreen and could be used every year and never become irrelevant (ie not player or coach reliant) #InHurleyWeTrust is great because its more ownable to URI and uniquely ours given our coach. No one else could use that, well I guess ASU fans could but we used it f...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 741
Views: 30603

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Trae Young into Purdue...I could think of better matchups!
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: # hashtag for the season??
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: # hashtag for the season??

Last year content created using the #GoRhody hashtag generated over 250K in media value across FB/Insta in just the 2 weeks of the A10/NCAA tourney run. Net net, a hashtag strategy is a good thing.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary
Replies: 257
Views: 7689

Re: 2017-18 Attendance Prediction Summary

We should be bartering small amounts of our now high-demand/low supply tickets for media and promotional support of the brand. Due to scarcity and a 14 game winning streak our home tickets have taken on new value.

Will students camp out for tickets? Would that be another first?
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29892

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

Who knows, it could be a conscious or an unconscious bias. But it certainly is a bias. And he certainly is a pompous turd who knows little about the game.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29892

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

Rhody is ranked #18 nationally. That is truly GREAT news! Now, what is the marketing plan coming out of Kingston to take advantage of this national ranking? For example, when are we going to start seeing #GoRhody messages on the RIDOT electronic message boards as we drive along Rhode Island roads? ...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: The Patriot Way
Replies: 491
Views: 24791

Re: The Patriot Way

Congrats Ace! Hope they don’t burn down your block!!
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29892

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

It will have to be the highest ranked we have been at this point in the season in god knows forever....another milestone in a season of many firsts. And yes, the # matters, and let's ride that for as long as we can. Bonaventure will really be our last and only shot at a needle moving win, everything...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29892

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

Our good friend Seth Davis has us at 16 on his ballot.

by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bill Reynolds Hurley Article
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Bill Reynolds Hurley Article

I can agree on Koch and Reynolds. No way on KMac when it comes to college hoops. He knows dilly dilly and is a pompous turd.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 179
Views: 4776

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

An impact scorer ie guard/wing type would be what we need to keep the train rolling. Agree we have some great pieces coming back, but we will have to replace a lot of scoring from EC/Jared. I’m sure our staff will be surgical in their search.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The State of the Atlantic 10
Replies: 24
Views: 1092

Re: The State of the Atlantic 10

It was a perfect storm of shit this year for the league. 2 perennial powers with coaching shake ups (Dayton, VCU), injuries to 2 schools that should have played near the top tier of league (St Joe's, Lasalle), young rosters at SLU and Umass that look to be much stronger next year. Really only Duques...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 679
Views: 29892

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

Who cares? :) But I believe PC was up to 10-12 spot thebyear they beat Arizona in OOC tourney. Dunn’s last season

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