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by Optimistic
11 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017 Atlantic 10 Champions
Replies: 98
Views: 3183

Re: A10 Champions

To Section(105): The first line of my last post labeled this as a successful season. I try to realistically appraise OUR team rather than being a zealous fan who overrates our performance when we win and slam the team when we lose. If trying to stay realistic through the good and bad is being a con...
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Quick POLL - Who is the 5th Starter Tonight?
Replies: 21
Views: 383

Re: Quick POLL - Who is the 5th Starter Tonight?

I would start Langevine. Who will Hurley start? No idea.
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3
Replies: 552
Views: 11308

Re: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3

Opto Guy, hmm team of all over 6'10"? I'll take Kevin Durant as my PG, and invent the "Rodney's no dribble offense." Just pass over the top of everyone. The Porzingas guy would be perfect on my team. Maybe I could talk Lamar into going clean? Starting to like this idea......... Then ...
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3
Replies: 552
Views: 11308

Re: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3

Jay, you made the mistake of insulting a big man in Rod's presence. If Rod were a coach his team would be all 6'10" and taller.

And I agree, theblueram, Dan Hurley is essentially Jim Baron 2.0. Sad.
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3
Replies: 552
Views: 11308

Re: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3

Again, I didn't say Terrell was the only one who has improved under Hurley just that his improvement from last year to this has been huge. Terrell has really elevated his game and is the best player on the team right now. Also, I never said URI isn't going to make the tournament. They still should ...
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3
Replies: 552
Views: 11308

Re: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3

And I will never understand the obsession with someone like Reischel. He was a mediocre player. Scored more against inferior competition because he took 25% of his teams shot at EKU (when he was on the court) versus 20% in his last year here. It was not being able to play "loose and free" ...
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3
Replies: 552
Views: 11308

Re: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3

The offense is atrocious and completely unacceptable given the talent level on the floor. This is a front running team, when they get a lead they get confident and the offense flows. Get in a close/big game and the offense bogs down, too much one on one and that godforsaken weave Dan runs. I think ...
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3
Replies: 552
Views: 11308

Re: Game 7: @ Valparaiso - Tues 8pm ESPN3

The offense is atrocious and completely unacceptable given the talent level on the floor. This is a front running team, when they get a lead they get confident and the offense flows. Get in a close/big game and the offense bogs down, too much one on one and that godforsaken weave Dan runs. I think ...
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #3 - Games of Interest
Replies: 95
Views: 2882

Re: Week #3 - Games of Interest

UConn ended up winning by 11, but man they are bad.
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 260
Views: 9813

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

Stuff like this is why I can't get too worked up over the polls. You have idiots like Dicky V voting, and there will always be mistakes like Rains made. Probably never even checked the score, and just assumed Cinci won.
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 260
Views: 9813

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

SmartyBarrett wrote:Per their respective tweets, Seth Davis has the Rams at 22 and KMac has 'em at 25.




It clearly pains him to vote for URI. Let's make it so he never has an excuse to exclude us again this season.
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: J Garrett's Health
Replies: 45
Views: 1486

Re: J Garrett's Health

by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 2: Marist
Replies: 110
Views: 3800

Re: Game 2: Marist

Agree with sentiment here, we are so overwhelmingly better than them athletically, its tough to deduce much. Agreed for the most part but 80 percent from the line and 57 percent from three have nothing to do with the discrepancy in athleticism. If this team can shoot the ball efficiently in all pha...
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 260
Views: 9813

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

Am I reading the poll information on collegepolltracker.com correctly? Cormac Gordon had us ranked #14 in the country in the pre-season ranking, but now does not have us ranked after the win vs Dartmouth? As ATP pointed out, it takes some time to get each individual ballot. His Week 2 Ballot is cur...
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 260
Views: 9813

Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17

http://collegebasketball.ap.org/poll/2017/2

Updated poll is out. URI is up to 21, Cincy makes their AP debut at 24 and Duke stays in the top spot.
by Optimistic
1 year ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan on E:60 - Bobby Hurley
Replies: 44
Views: 3909

Re: Hurley on E:60

I think the focus is on Bob Sr., not JR.
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: @ St Joseph Sunday Jan 10 12pm NBCSN
Replies: 220
Views: 6924

Re: Game 16: @ St Joseph Sunday Jan 10 12pm NBCSN

I didn't get to see any of this game[...]the officiating didn't help. Huh? Can you elaborate on your question? Don't really get what the confusion is. Looking at foul or free throw discrepancy won't always tell the story of how the refs were. Nevermind getting Steve and Don's take on it. I just fin...
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: @ St Joseph Sunday Jan 10 12pm NBCSN
Replies: 220
Views: 6924

Re: Game 16: @ St Joseph Sunday Jan 10 12pm NBCSN

TruePoint wrote:I didn't get to see any of this game[...]the officiating didn't help.

Huh?
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: @ St Joseph Sunday Jan 10 12pm NBCSN
Replies: 220
Views: 6924

Re: Game 16: @ St Joseph Sunday Jan 10 12pm NBCSN

I thought it was more rebounding than anything that did us in. They outrebounded us 11-6 on the offensive glass. Seemed like every time we got a big stop, one of our guys would miss on a box-out and they got another possession (and usually points).
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: @ St Joseph Sunday Jan 10 12pm NBCSN
Replies: 220
Views: 6924

Re: Game 16: @ St Joseph Sunday Jan 10 12pm NBCSN

Never like to lose, but I thought the guys showed a lot of grit coming back from that deficit midway through the second half. Ultimately they just made too many mistakes down the stretch and w/ Four having a stinker of a game, couldn't get it done. Surprisingly, I thought the refs were okay after a ...
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI = top free throw % in the A-10
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: URI = top free throw % in the A-10

That scouting report is from Ken Pomeroy's site, kenpom.com

Well worth the $20/year in my opinion
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 13: @ Brown University
Replies: 315
Views: 8964

Re: URI @ Brown 12/30

Anyone who's ready to give up on Terrell is an idiot. Stop being so reactionary.
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 13: @ Brown University
Replies: 315
Views: 8964

Re: URI @ Brown 12/30

Officiating was terrible tonight, going both ways. The fact they ever considered Earl's shot at the end of regulation as counting is a joke. Relevant: http://www.nunesmagician.com/2012/12/7/3740252/syracuse-vs-monmouth-hawks-coach-suspended-for-game Also, the old site that tracked ref stats is no lo...
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 13: @ Brown University
Replies: 315
Views: 8964

Re: URI @ Brown 12/30

I want more Thompson! No reason he should not be playing more. Yes there is, he plays no defense, he's lost on the floor. Sure he can shoot, but he gives up to many points with his defense, he needs to get much better on that side of the ball. Direct quote from Hurley after the game about Thompson:...
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 12: URI at Old Dominion (Tuesday 12-22-15 7pm ASN)
Replies: 396
Views: 9367

Re: Game 12: URI at Old Dominion (Tuesday 12-22-15 7pm ASN)

I don't know much about ODU, but how are they on such a long home winning streak? Were they really good last year and just haven't played anyone good at home this year? They made the NIT semifinals last year. Beat VCU, Richmond and Georgia St at home in the non-conference a year ago. Best team they...
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 12: URI at Old Dominion (Tuesday 12-22-15 7pm ASN)
Replies: 396
Views: 9367

Re: Game 12: URI at Old Dominion (Tuesday 12-22-15 7pm ASN)

The key will be limiting Trey Freeman, their senior guard. ODU is 3-0 when he scores more than 20. He's averaging less PPG this season than last, but hasn't turned the ball over more than once in a game this year. He's definitely the key to their entire offense.
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Mid-Season Transfer List
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Mid-Season Transfer List

Full list here: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/14390188/midseason-transfer-list Names that caught my eye: Josh Jones, SG, Jr., Richmond (no surprise, was suspended indefinitely earlier this year) Raquan Mitchell, PG, Fr., Memphis (never played a game for them, Josh Pastner con...
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Iona coach on state of college basketball
Replies: 31
Views: 1530

Re: Iona coach on state of college basketball

I appreciate what he is saying and what's he doing on offense, but their defense is what stinks, not the state of college basketball. Can't wait until their gimmick offense meets a real defense tomorrow night.
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: A-10 Tournament Semifinal - Dayton - Saturday 4pm
Replies: 355
Views: 10889

Re: A-10 Tournament Semifinal - Dayton - Saturday 4pm

Didn't get to see a second of the game due to work. But looking at the box score, I can't believe we shot 50% from three and 100% from the line and still lost. Guess we have the 21 turnovers to thank for that. Probably easier to say since I didn't see the game but I'm immensely proud of this team. T...
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: VCU vs Fordham
Replies: 25
Views: 1099

Re: VCU vs Fordham

I'm usually a big stats guy but VCU is a case where their RPI is meaningless. With Weber and a fully healthy Graham they are a tournament team. Without Weber and with a hobbled Graham, they stink. The committee should take into account what their team is like TODAY, not what an essentially different...
by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: All Atlantic 10
Replies: 130
Views: 5873

Re: All Atlantic 10

by Optimistic
2 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Games of Interest - Final Report
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: Games of Interest - Final Report

We would have been better off playing actual games against Harvard and Manhattan, rather than the scrimmages. Manhattan is in and Harvard has a one-game play-off Saturday with Yale for a chance to dance. Having those two teams on our resume, even losses, would have bolstered our RPI.
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #27: @ La Salle - Saturday 12:30pm
Replies: 235
Views: 8143

Re: Game #27: @ La Salle - Saturday 12:30pm

Don't look now but Fordham is up 4 on UMass at half. Does that help us?
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #26: Davidson - Wednesday @ 7pm - PINK OUT
Replies: 516
Views: 18983

Re: Game #26: Davidson - Wednesday @ 7pm - PINK OUT

I'm sure its been said a million times but the game was lost in that stretch where our defense shut down Davidson 5/6 straight times and we. just. could. not. score!! The offense has shown signs of improvement lately but last night was a step backwards. Davidson is not a very good defensive team. I'...
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #25: @ George Mason - Saturday @ 4pm
Replies: 300
Views: 14851

Re: Game #25: @ George Mason - Saturday @ 4pm

He was at the Fordham game in NY, that's all I remember.
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News
Replies: 1450
Views: 111671

Re: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News

Aaman was a bigger loss than people think. I disagree. Aaman seems like a nice kid but he's not an A10-quality player. Even playing in the Northeast Conference, he's shooting 36.4% from the field this year and that's almost all on lay-ups, presumably. He certainly isn't better than Earl, so I fail ...
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Football signing day.
Replies: 44
Views: 3173

Re: Football signing day.

At the press conference they mentioned for one of the guys (think it was an OL or DL) that they told him a month ago they didn't have a spot for him. Then a spot freed up and they signed the kid up. Maybe that was Favreau's spot?
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Football signing day.
Replies: 44
Views: 3173

Re: Football signing day.

Not all 5 QBs will play QB obviously. WR/DB is the most likely landing place for those who don't make it onto the depth chart as a QB. My money would be on DeSilva and Paul Mroz being the two competing for the job.
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: @ Fordham - Wednesday 7pm
Replies: 426
Views: 11345

Re: Game #19: @ Fordham - Wednesday 7pm

Now that my KMac rage has expired... Good teams find ways to win games they shouldn't. This is the second time we've done that, with the Duquesne game being the first. Gil had a great game today, even before his miracle buzzer beater. Hassan was a non-factor, but given his track record this year, al...
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #19: @ Fordham - Wednesday 7pm
Replies: 426
Views: 11345

Re: Game #19: @ Fordham - Wednesday 7pm

I am officially sick of Kevin McNarmara. First he takes a shot at Coach K by saying "of course he wins, he always has the best players" as if recruiting isn't a part of coaching and now he is criticizing URI for winning. If this were PC he'd be over the moon. Go to hell you biased troll.
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #18: St. Bonaventure - Sun. 1/25 2:00PM
Replies: 293
Views: 8884

Re: Game #18: St. Bonaventure - Sun. 1/25 2:00PM

KenPom now has us at #8 nationally in Defensive Efficiency. The only teams ahead of us are (in order from #1 to #7) Kentucky, Virginia, San Diego St., Louisville, Utah, Oklahoma, Arizona. That's 7 tournament teams more than likely. Now if only our Offensive Efficiency wasn't 228th...
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '13 CT F Kuran Iverson (URI Commit)
Replies: 367
Views: 22307

Re: '13 CT F Kuran Iverson (Memphis Transfer)

No offense to Rod, but how about "good job Hurley"??
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #17: La Salle University - Thursday 7:00pm
Replies: 271
Views: 9515

Re: Game #17: La Salle University - Thursday 7:00pm

For all those bemoaning this "ugly" win: We are an elite defensive team. Winning ugly is going to be par for the course until we get our offense in order (which, let's be honest, probably won't be until next year at the earliest). After tonight's win KenPom now has our Defensive Efficiency...
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #17: La Salle University - Thursday 7:00pm
Replies: 271
Views: 9515

Re: Game #17: La Salle University - Thursday 7:00pm

Rhode_Island_Red wrote:
cwh2594 wrote:Good little preview found on: http://401basketball.wordpress.com/

I didn't realize Biggie was a freshman. What else did this guy get wrong?
Considering that guy registered just to post that link, I'm guessing he wrote it.
by Optimistic
3 years ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #16: @ Massachusetts - Saturday 2:30pm
Replies: 515
Views: 12027

Re: Game #16: @ Massachusetts - Saturday 2:30pm

A year or two away? Do we have another 4* tandem coming in next year to provide depth on the bench? Dan is in year 3 now. In this year, I EXPECTED to go to the tournament. And no need to bench Gil, he's gone next year. Well unfortunately for you, your expectations have no effect on reality. And I d...

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