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by rhodylaw
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 348
Views: 14713

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

John McNamara checking in at 17 - the better McNamara
by rhodylaw
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: These are the good times.
Replies: 70
Views: 2254

Re: These are the good times.

Too add to the “good times” theme - after the Fordham game, every game the rest of the way is a national broadcast.
by rhodylaw
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2569

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

I am going to start following John McNamara instead of Kevin McNamara. who is that? just a reporter who follows Maryland basketball who had rhody in at 24 this week.
by rhodylaw
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2569

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

I confronted McNamara on Twitter about his reasoning and gave my opinion that he has something against URI. Well, his buddy Billy Koch ran to his defense rather quickly... “There are 65 AP voters -- 45 left URI off their ballots. Do the others also have something against the Rams? As for Creighton ...
by rhodylaw
6 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SF Philmon Gebrewhit (Offer)
Replies: 71
Views: 7504

Re: '18 MA SF Philmon Gebrewhit (Offer)

Not sure why we wouldn’t be in on him still - seems like a great guy to fill out the class.
by rhodylaw
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 348
Views: 14713

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

#23 Michigan struggled in the first half against Maryland, trailing by as much as 14 and going to the break down 10. Interestingly, speaking of Creighton, they have Seton Hall and Providence on tap this week. Hmmmm...is it possible KMAc wanted Creighton to be in the top 25 so that PC could beat a “...
by rhodylaw
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/9 | Saint Louis Billikens | 7PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 298
Views: 5191

Re: 1/9 | Saint Louis Billikens | 7PM (CBSSN)

Dowtins D last night was really good. I think that is an underated side to his game. If he could hit jumpers more consistently he will be 1st team A10 caliber player.
by rhodylaw
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/21 | Iona Gaels | 7PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3743

Re: 12/21 | Iona Gaels | 7PM

Have to improve the outside shooting immediately or the conference games are going to be even uglier than this one. Can't anyone shoot the ball anymore ? I expected them to be on fire after having played a home game and having practiced all week at home. wide open jumper after wide open jumper were...
by rhodylaw
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 2419

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

Yes - I was kidding. I don't see that move in our future.
by rhodylaw
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 2419

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

I wouldnt mind a move to the AAC if Umass came too. that would fix the main problem with the AAC which is a lack of good rivalries. It has the potential to be a good basketball conference each year with some good programs but no rivalry games that make for good TV. UConn, URI, Umass have a historic...
by rhodylaw
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 2419

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

I wouldnt mind a move to the AAC if Umass came too. that would fix the main problem with the AAC which is a lack of good rivalries. It has the potential to be a good basketball conference each year with some good programs but no rivalry games that make for good TV. UConn, URI, Umass have a historic ...
by rhodylaw
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 10973

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

That was a game where missing EC hurts. When the offense just can't get started, having him out there would have been huge. Plus he draws attention from defenses giving more space to Terrell and Stan to do their thing. JD will be fine - little sophomore slump to be expected. Same with Cyril. I am no...
by rhodylaw
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5074

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

What is likely a factor is that this year the Brown game happened the week of the PC game - if I could go to one game this week which would it be? Also, we keep talking about the "casual" fan problem. I think we have a "not quite die-hard" fan problem. theb"casual" fan ...
by rhodylaw
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5074

Re: 11/28 | Brown Bears | 7:00PM

Dan has done a lot here, but I don't blame the fan that still needs it to be proven that this team is for real. How many years of hype have we heard about this team, and we only hit pay dirt last year because we got hit in the A10 tourney. Brown is about the least "sexy" opponent ever, I t...
by rhodylaw
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/24 | Virginia Cavaliers | 7:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 239
Views: 6308

Re: 11/24 | Virginia Cavaliers | 7:30PM (ESPNU)

We are really knocking the 9/10 guy in the rotation for looking overmatched against one of the best defensive teams in the country? I agree he plays like he is thinking too much out there, but he also has not really had consistent minutes to grow comfortable. He has a lot of value if he can get comf...
by rhodylaw
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/24 | Virginia Cavaliers | 7:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 239
Views: 6308

Re: 11/24 | Virginia Cavaliers | 7:30PM (ESPNU)

I will preface that this is not a complaint or sour grapes post - UVA's basketball game is possibly the most boring basketball I have seen. Takes all the fun out of the game. Clearly it is effective, but man it's like watching paint dry. I don't know how the guy recruits players to the system, "...
by rhodylaw
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing
Replies: 120
Views: 3953

Re: The EC Wristwatch - Bad Timing

I love EC, but he is not the best player on this team.
by rhodylaw
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6822

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

I will also note our poor FT shooting once again came back to big us. A couple missed front ends, 56% for the game, not good enough. Maybe we still lose, but FTs could have made it a closer game.
by rhodylaw
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6822

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

You cannot watch that game and not blame the officiating. Nevada was bailed out numerous times with weak fouls that were not called the other way. I expect there to be a FT discrepancy and I am ok with that. It was not as bad in the 2nd half, the first half 18 to 4. Not surpring they went into the b...
by rhodylaw
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6822

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

40 plus free throws is rediculous - I don't usually like to blame the refs but they fucking sucked tonight,particularly in the first half and that was the difference.

Play Fatts More!
by rhodylaw
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 10th Annual Prediction Contest!
Replies: 107
Views: 2415

Re: The 10th Annual Prediction Contest is Open!

25-4
15-3
73.50
Matthews, 18.3
6001
by rhodylaw
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bill Koch taking Rhody questions, October 16, 2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2569

Re: Bill Koch taking Rhody questions tonight....

If people think the Ryan Center has historically been a "tough" place to play they are delusional. Look at all the close games we lost over the years, big games where the opposing team hits shots at the end of games, etc. it has not been remotely "tough" since the student section...
by rhodylaw
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Scheduling Q&A
Replies: 158
Views: 5858

Re: Scheduling Q&A

Rhody74 wrote:This is a tough schedule. The best we could go is 9-2, but we could just as easily struggle to 6-5.


Disagree - the best we can go is 11-0!!!!
by rhodylaw
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Possible 17-18 Broadcast Partner: Yurview (ugh)
Replies: 25
Views: 1104

Re: Possible 17-18 Broadcast Partner: Yurview (ugh)

NESN+ would be my vote! Easily found on most new englander's tvs. Also, at least on FIOS, is right in the middle of the sports channels. I know a lot of non-URI fans who tunes in when on NESN because they found the game.
by rhodylaw
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Four college basketball assistant coaches hit with federal fraud, corruption charges
Replies: 166
Views: 5296

Re: Four college basketball assistant coaches hit with federal fraud, corruption charges

1. I am selfishly glad this happened in 2017 and not 1997. 20 years ago our perspective might have been different. 2. As much as I want to see this crap out of recruiting, I will be sad if thi has a major impact on college hoops, meaning if more than 6 or 7 schools go down the product will likely su...
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 21938

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

Having read lots of police reports in the past, this one is like a novel. That's indicative of grasping at straws to justify the "arrest" which probably should not have happened. I agree it seems like petty shit. Oh well, it happened.
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Night
Replies: 45
Views: 2778

Re: Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Night

A question on recruiting. It is known that top recruits will be making their official visits in Sept. Why didn't URI schedule this appreciation night for Friday? I would think it would've been a recruiting advantage if J Harris got to experience that night on his visit. Woukd that be allowed by NCA...
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 447
Views: 21938

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

It is probably a nothingburger story without the coach being involved. That's what makes it a news story. Just wish that the local paper would have more details.
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2905
Views: 191103

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I am beginning to think that the performance of the 2016-17 team came at a critical juncture with five open slots to fill this year. It looks like the success of last year with an NCAA win is paying recruiting dividends. No longer have just what we WILL DO to pitch. Can now also point to what we HA...
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 1078
Views: 57042

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

I would love to see both Harris and Doherty - unless one of the guys on the team now steps up really big this year, our front court is Cyril and some borderline A10 players. With both these guys and Cyril and Tate the front court would be Dominant in the A10 and we still have enough guard depth.
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 1078
Views: 57042

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

Sorry if I missed this - Amir Harris is related to Jermaine Harris in some way?
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 91
Views: 3361

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

For all the talk about how bad Berry is on D - I was not thrilled with KI's defense a lot of the time last year. Cost us several games yet still got playing time. If Berry's D is average he will play.
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 91
Views: 3361

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

It wouldn't surprise me to see a five guard line up at the end of games if we are up by more than one possession. Downtin, Garret, EC, Terrell, Robinson would create tough matchups for a team trying to come back using the 3 point shot. That line up wouldn't work long term but if you are up it might...
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 91
Views: 3361

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

Adding to the "hard to guard" we also feature lefty guards making them even harder to guard.
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 91
Views: 3361

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

I think it will work out because Stan and Jared are elite level defenders. The celtics were relatives successful in the NBA last year because Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart could defend at multiple positions at a high level. I think we will see the same with Stan and Jared.
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1555
Views: 94600

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

I agree that the biggest issue needs to be expansion of the drinking area. Allowing beer to be brought back to seats would be AWESOME, however I don't know how plausible that is considering the hurtles that would need to be jumped before it was ever allowed. The problem is that one in one out conce...
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: Sid Wilson
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Sid Wilson

I would say yes - but we don't have an open scholarship
by rhodylaw
4 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2905
Views: 191103

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I think it is tough to judge the big men recruiting- clearly they have been selective because most recruits have been guards.
by rhodylaw
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1555
Views: 94600

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

At least towards the end of last year they stopped pouring the beer in cups, and just gave us the cans. That did move the lines along a bit. I actually don't have that much of a problem with the selection. Gansett, local beer, Miller Lite is a sponsor I believe (I have have Rhody coasters with Mill...
by rhodylaw
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: road game
Replies: 42
Views: 2578

Re: road game

I am underwhelmed if it is Nevada. Decent game, sure. Zero sex appeal.
by rhodylaw
5 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2905
Views: 191103

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Tate is a big first domino in what I believe will be the recruiting class that either keeps Hurley here or see him leave at the end of the season. No shock to me to see Archie Miller leave after the most winning senior class graduate. If this class doesn't fill out well, bye bye DH. Here's to hoping...
by rhodylaw
5 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rams Trip to The Bahamas
Replies: 112
Views: 6304

Re: Rams Trip to The Bahamas

Either Berry was just too big for these teams or he's the most improved player in the country. I am leaning towards the latter - the only thing keeping Berry off the court was Defense and conditioning. He hasa soft touch around the rim and probably would have been playing more last year on 250 othe...
by rhodylaw
5 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2905
Views: 191103

Re: 18 MD G Matt Balanc

I never really get caught up in stars - 4 stars means the big schools were in on the kid early.
by rhodylaw
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 47755

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Wow - so smooth with the left hand. Fatts is going to be a good one if he wants it!
by rhodylaw
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 47755

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

ace wrote:http://gorhody.com/sports/m-baskbl/2017-18/roster

Daron listed as #2, Ryan #5


Best news in awhile - my #2 Dinno Daniels jersey is relevant once again!
by rhodylaw
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win
Replies: 25
Views: 885

Re: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win

Also, is a system really great if beating us wouldn't be considered a quality win? A10 champion with an RPI of 31 and PC wouldn't have gotten credit for a quality win because only the top 30 count? Maybe instead of 30-50-75 the numbers should be 50-75-100? Then again, perhaps the 30-50-75 was done ...
by rhodylaw
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win
Replies: 25
Views: 885

Re: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win

Interesting to see if elite programs change their scheduling. *cough cough* Syracuse *cough* If anything it might just reinforce it - in conference they will still play road games at some combination of Duke, UNC, Louisville, Notre Dame, etc. I think the big thing is that itll be harder to make a t...
by rhodylaw
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NBA Draft....Hassan
Replies: 75
Views: 5094

Re: NBA Draft....Hassan

I think he COULD become close to a crowder type player if given a chance to play the wing position in the D-league. He needs to work on his handle a lot, but it would not surprise me if he was already a 35%ish shooter from deep if given those shot opportunities. He has a good looking mid range shot,...
by rhodylaw
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NBA Draft....Hassan
Replies: 75
Views: 5094

Re: NBA Draft....Hassan

Hass is looking great - he looks a lot more comfortable on the perimeter with the ball. If he keeps improving that part of his game he will get there.
by rhodylaw
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: We're talking about practice...
Replies: 46
Views: 2750

Re: We're talking about practice...

We could play a team of all 8 footers, and I think there will be 3 guards on the floor. We should play to our strength.

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