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by luke
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 147
Views: 3308

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

I think you are all forgetting that there were a lot of empty seats for many games this season. what i see will happen if you start raising ticket prices or add seat licenses is more empty seats and if you charge for parking, even more empty seats. Tickets for decent seats are far from cheap now and...
by luke
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 443
Views: 6474

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

The worst officiated I have ever seen. The foul call on Iverson if it really was a foul was clearly before any shot attempt. He just threw it up after the whistle, and the offensive foul call on Matthews was completely bogus and they know it. It looked like the officials were instructed to insure th...
by luke
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE 2ND ROUND NCAA URI VS OREGON
Replies: 8
Views: 572

THE EARLY LINE 2ND ROUND NCAA URI VS OREGON

The early line on this one is a little scary OREGON - 5 to - 5 1/2. Whatever. I'm
taking the Rams to cover anyway.. It has been working pretty well lately.
by luke
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS
Replies: 428
Views: 8320

Re: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS

If you want to reread the HOPE poost it is on page 5 of NCAA or Bust.
by luke
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS
Replies: 428
Views: 8320

Re: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS

My simple comment for anyone familiar with the movie "Sleepers" is "One down shakes, one down" I posted a thread called HOPE about a month ago and I guess as unlikely as it seemed then the "Hope" that the Rams could still get on a run like Dayton had to the Elite eight ...
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: CBS is showing us some serious love!
Replies: 25
Views: 1026

Re: CBS is showing us some serious love!

Well. not by much now RF1. three have the game even, two have it URI - 1 and three have it Creighton - 1. so to say the betting lines have it Creighton is not exactly accurate. clearly there is no consensus pick in this game which in my mind kind of favors URI as the 11 seed when the 6 seed is not a...
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE NCAA EDITION URI VS CREIGHTON
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: THE EARLY LINE NCAA EDITION URI VS CREIGHTON

Yes it doesn't get much more even than this game is being projected. Have to like the Rams chances though.
They are the hot team right now and that usually seems to be the best predictor.
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Who is the most improved player on this team?
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Who is the most improved player on this team?

If we are talking in season improvement I go with Langevine. he couldn't even make an uncontested put back earlier in the season. Now he sure can and he is a monster under the boards. It is a close call with Dowtin in running as a very very close second. If you are talking about since last season th...
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE NCAA EDITION URI VS CREIGHTON
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: THE EARLY LINE NCAA EDITION URI VS CREIGHTON

Five sites now are at PICK 'EM and a couple sites still have Creighton as a one point favorite.
Still another day for the lines to fluctuate. Stick with the Rams.
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE NCAA EDITION URI VS CREIGHTON
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: THE EARLY LINE NCAA EDITION URI VS CREIGHTON

Yes, the sites are evenly split between Creighton - 1 and PICK which is even up.
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE NCAA EDITION URI VS CREIGHTON
Replies: 16
Views: 844

THE EARLY LINE NCAA EDITION URI VS CREIGHTON

This is the very early line on this game and it is kind of all over the place. It opened at Creighton -3. Now it is anywhere from Creighton -1 to 1 1/2 to URI -1. we will have to see how it shakes out by Friday. right now there is no clear favorite and it could end up a PICK 'EM. Whatever. Have to g...
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: A 10 Tourney Ticket Price Policy Sleazy
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: A 10 Tourney Ticket Price Policy Sleazy

No, it is not that the tickets cost more. Of course they do. The same tickets for the quarterfinal game were $38. the same tickets for the semi final were $ 55 and the same tickets for the finalwere supposed to be $60 as I said they were if we bought them at 11 AM. But at 3:30 PM the same day the sa...
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: A 10 Tourney Ticket Price Policy Sleazy
Replies: 6
Views: 193

A 10 Tourney Ticket Price Policy Sleazy

I didn't realize until yesterday what a sleazy ticket pricing policy the A 10 has going this year in Pittsburgh. We checked with the box office before the game yesterday morning to find out what was available for the final and what the price was. We were quoted $60 for the mid price level seats. Aft...
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS VCU
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS VCU

Line is still -1 this morning.
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-2017 RPI watch
Replies: 284
Views: 10989

Re: 2016-2017 RPI watch

Yes, pretty ridiculous isn't it ? Keep in mind that it is really all about protecting the money conferences and nothing else. Whatever justifies putting those teams in will be used on a case by case basis. There otherwise would be no other reason to consider teams like Syracuse and others. it is the...
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS VCU
Replies: 2
Views: 180

THE EARLY LINE URI VS VCU

The line is U R I - 1. I think Rhody just has to play a decent game to cover this spread. i would be surprised f the number does not go higher by game time. Have to continue the wave and take URI minus any points that might be offered. A Davidson fan gave me two tickets at center court free after th...
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS DAVIDSON
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS DAVIDSON

How was that for another prediction ? My recent prognostications have
all been coming true. Hope tomorrow goes as well.
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS DAVIDSON
Replies: 2
Views: 170

THE EARLY LINE URI VS DAVIDSON

The line is out and it is URI - 3 to - 4. Gibbs was unbelievable yesterday and last Saturday,
but he should be tired today as should their whole team, and URI is better anyway. Got to knock
down those free throws much better than yesterday, however. Could be another double digit win.
by luke
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017 Atlantic - 10 Tournament - Pittsburgh
Replies: 283
Views: 4922

Re: 2017 Atlantic - 10 Tournament - Pittsburgh

Drove through a snowstorm for 6 hours this morning to first watch a disappointing loss for Dayton but a great win by the Rams made the drive well worth it. If they could just shoot fts like a good team they could be exceptional. Otherwise a very solid performance by the guys. Excellent rebounding an...
by luke
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017 Atlantic - 10 Tournament - Pittsburgh
Replies: 283
Views: 4922

Re: 2017 Atlantic - 10 Tournament - Pittsburgh

Ramster, we will both be wearing URI shirts even if they play Dayton in the semis
and of course we will have the URI gear on for the final should we be so fortunate.
by luke
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017 Atlantic - 10 Tournament - Pittsburgh
Replies: 283
Views: 4922

Re: 2017 Atlantic - 10 Tournament - Pittsburgh

I will be heading to Pittsburgh with my wife about 4AM from South Jersey. We should arrive between 9:30 am to 10 Am. going straight to the arena. don't have my tickets yet but it looks like there will be plenty available. anyone have their tickets already ? If so where are you sitting ? My wife and ...
by luke
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35699

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

For sure. They have to shoot at least 35% from three to beat the Bonnies and Dayton
if they play good games. and if they get to the dance they have to shoot better to win.
by luke
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN
Replies: 282
Views: 4699

Re: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN

Quick story about the game. i was unable to watch or stream the game in south Jersey, so at about 12;15 I convince my wife to get in the car with me and drive 5 hours so we could see the game. I guess i must be a little off. anyway, of course in the end it was well worth it. managed to get to the RC...
by luke
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN
Replies: 282
Views: 4699

Re: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN

This game is not on TV or available online in the Philadelphia/south Jersey area through ASN or ASN online.
Anyone have any other ideas on how to get a stream ?
by luke
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS DAVIDSON
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS DAVIDSON

Line is now URI - 71/2 to -8.
by luke
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS DAVIDSON
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS DAVIDSON

Very true. It seems they were always losing out, not winning out. The line in now URI - 8 for
all but one site where it is - 7 1/2.
by luke
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS DAVIDSON
Replies: 5
Views: 347

THE EARLY LINE URI VS DAVIDSON

The opening line is URI - 8 with one site now listed as URI - 7. I expect the Rams to win but they may or may not cover. My instincts right now say they will cover with a 9 or 10 point win. This is an absolute must must must win. a good team does not have a letdown here and URI is beginning to resem...
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: A10 Tournament possible seeding
Replies: 44
Views: 1748

Re: A10 Tournament possible seeding

Focus on Saturday. a win on Saturday is vital.
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #29: @ St Joseph's Wednesday March 1, 7:00pm ASN
Replies: 181
Views: 3199

Re: Game #29: @ St Joseph's Wednesday March 1, 7:00pm ASN

Yes It is now Davidson they have to beat and that is all. No looking ahead anymore. as I have been saying, beat the team you are playing before any thought goes into any other game. Now there is only one game and it is at home on Saturday. Forget about the A10 tournament for now. We should enjoy ton...
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS ST. JOES
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS ST. JOES

You can find spreads anywhere from - 8 up to - 9. Tough call, but I think rhody is
on a roll. Give the points, could be a surprising blowout in Philly.
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS ST. JOES
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS ST. JOES

Very true TP, but they are now even without Kimble and not playing well at all.
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jared Terrell Named A-10 Player of The Week.
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Jared Terrell Named A-10 Player of The Week.

If Jared continues to score, and Jarvis regains some of his offense , URI should win
the a10 tournament. Terrell has come up huge in the past few wins.
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS ST. JOES
Replies: 10
Views: 461

THE EARLY LINE URI VS ST. JOES

The line is up for this game. Vegas has it as URI - 9. With a good performance here
the Rams could easily cover the spread. But a poor performance could result in a close loss.
I'm looking for another good game and a double digit win.
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #29: @ St Joseph's Wednesday March 1, 7:00pm ASN
Replies: 181
Views: 3199

Re: Game #29: @ St Joseph's Wednesday March 1, 7:00pm ASN

The board has it right. some funny stuff goes on with officiating at St. Joes all the time. This season I don't think even that will help The Hawks this time. Got to have this victory and then roll on one game at a time as the rams have been doing. the next game IS THE GAME, and after that we see wh...
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2
Replies: 300
Views: 5495

Re: Game #28: VCU Saturday Feb 25 2:00PM Ryan Center ESPN2

Throw the fork away, this team is on a roll now. Have to win the final two also though and
continue to play well in Pittsburgh.
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS VCU*
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS VCU*

Hey I got three in a row right. I,m always afraid I will jinx them when i pick them to win
but it hasn't happpened recently.
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS VCU*
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS VCU*

I don't know about Pittsburgh, but it is a distinct possibility of the Rams show me
something and win out from here. I will look for you at the beer garden before the game
but outside the line because I'm not a beer drinker.
by luke
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS VCU*
Replies: 12
Views: 530

THE EARLY LINE URI VS VCU*

The line opened at URI - 1 1/2 and is now at URI - 2 1/2 . Rams are due for a good
home game performance , so I am going to go out on a limb again and predict that they
cover even if it goes up to 3. Making the trip up from NJ in the wee hours again in the
morning to watch a big win.
by luke
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: BLUEMAN'S ABSENCE, EXPLAINED
Replies: 40
Views: 1564

Re: BLUEMAN'S ABSENCE, EXPLAINED

That is horrible. Hope to see you back on the board and healed ASAP.
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #27: @ La Salle Tuesday Feb 21, 6:00PM CBSSN
Replies: 135
Views: 2107

Re: Game #27: @ La Salle Tuesday Feb 21, 6:00PM CBSSN

Terrell dominated for the first time in a long time. Great defensive effort all arouind and a very good road win. One game at a time guys as I have been saying, and the next one is the one. can't wait to head up to RI to see it. and maybe this team has found itself. Boy do I want to believe that. We...
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE

The line now at 4.36 PM is URI -3 1/2 across the board. NEED IT!
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE

The line today is URI - 3 to - 4. Not much faith in the Explorers in Vegas so far. It would be very tough to put down money on either of these teams. for URI there is the revenge factor and Lasalle has not been playing particularly well. for Lasalle it is ahome game and URI has been erratic all seas...
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE
Replies: 5
Views: 333

THE EARLY LINE URI VS LASALLE

The line is out for the Lasalle game and it is URI - 3. sounds like the last game doesn't it ? I hope the result is the same. again, another winnable game for the Rams if they attack both on offense and defense and play loose and with confidence. I will repeat my last prediction and look for another...
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN
Replies: 195
Views: 2950

Re: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN

Well, they got the win and that is about all I have to say except move on to the next game
at Lasalle. And again who knows how that game will go ? URI played some decent zone against
George Mason. I think that could be very useful against Lasalle.
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35699

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Maybe it would help if we stop looking so far ahead. Maybe the players have been doing the same thing.
forget what needs to happen 4 games from now, focus on the game today only. That is what the players
have to do as well. Go out and win this game and then we can think about the next game.
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ThE EARLY LINE URI VS GMU
Replies: 24
Views: 474

Re: ThE EARLY LINE URI VS GMU

Well, yes that certainly has been the history of this team to this point. Will it ever change ?
Who knows, anything is possible.
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN
Replies: 195
Views: 2950

Re: Game #26: @ George Mason, Saturday Feb 18, 4:00PM NBCSN

One game at a time Seawright, one game at a time. Hasn't this team taught you that yet ?
I know, just like you i think aheadand then I realize you can't think ahead with this team.
let's just win on saturday for now.
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ThE EARLY LINE URI VS GMU
Replies: 24
Views: 474

Re: ThE EARLY LINE URI VS GMU

The line is now URI - 3 across the board. GMU starters are 6' 7 , 6'4, 6'4, 6'3 and 5'11 and
they really only play seven guys. The starters all play 30 plus minutes. Have got to attack down low.
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ThE EARLY LINE URI VS GMU
Replies: 24
Views: 474

Re: ThE EARLY LINE URI VS GMU

Rambone you're right. If we repeat Wednesday's performance it will result in another embarrassing loss. What some may not be taking into account is the lack of presence George Mason has in the front court. They rely on a 6 '2" guard to do their rebounding. Our big guards may be able to keep him...
by luke
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ThE EARLY LINE URI VS GMU
Replies: 24
Views: 474

ThE EARLY LINE URI VS GMU

The opening lines are so far URI -2 1/2 to -3. Do I care about this game ? Yes I do because I always want them to win and not necessarily because it will help them make the NCAA tournament. Is there still hope ? Yes there is despite their miserable performance against Fordham. At this point the Rams...

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