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by Gonebarongone
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 18: @ Duquesne - Saturday Jan 21, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 39
Views: 982

Re: Game 18: Duquesne, Away, Saturday Jan 21, 2:30pm NBCSN

Duq stinks. They turn the ball over, can't make shots, can't make FTs. I will be disappointed if the game is still undecided with ten minutes left given a week to prep.
by Gonebarongone
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan and 4 Guard Offense
Replies: 73
Views: 1042

Re: Dan and 4 Guard Offense

I still think of Dan saying Martin reminded him of VCU's Treveon Graham. One guy is a smooth swingman, 3 point threat, the other is Hassan. The other was saying he couldn't take Pollard, because he was too similar to Hassan. One points to an odd player assessment. The other, to only one inside play...
by Gonebarongone
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 253
Views: 4125

Re: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN

2 interesting mentions by Hurls in pg show... 1. He called their start "like LaSalle 2.0" 2. Said they were up near the end, but wanted to improve their record in one possession games...am sure it was in jest, but makes you wonder. Observation...compare Holoway last year to Holoway this y...
by Gonebarongone
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan and 4 Guard Offense
Replies: 73
Views: 1042

Re: Dan and 4 Guard Offense

For those keeping score at home, not 1 second of 4 guards on the floor in the first half. Because well, we never really play with 4 guards all that much. Lol. Either you are trolling or don't understand basketball. It doesn't matter what the letter next to their name in the program says. Or how tal...
by Gonebarongone
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 253
Views: 4125

Re: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN

TruePoint wrote:I've never seen such a bad "good" defensive team. This is not good defense.

It's like the offense. Good against bad teams. Mediocre against mediocre teams. Bad against good teams. They'll make this a game and might even win because UMass isn't great.
by Gonebarongone
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: I'm Back! Sort Of.
Replies: 38
Views: 643

Re: I'm Back! Sort Of.

I grant you a 60 day free pass to make fun of kenpom and stats! Great to hear you're on the mend.
by Gonebarongone
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network
Replies: 309
Views: 3578

Re: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network

I am not giving LaSalle much credit. If we had played any of the other 15 games we had played previously tonight, we'd have won the game without much stress. That's including any of the five losses. There is a lot wrong with believing this. It's like a team playing the Patriots and then walking awa...
by Gonebarongone
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network
Replies: 309
Views: 3578

Re: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network

I am not giving LaSalle much credit. If we had played any of the other 15 games we had played previously tonight, we'd have won the game without much stress. That's including any of the five losses. There is a lot wrong with believing this. It's like a team playing the Patriots and then walking awa...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network
Replies: 309
Views: 3578

Re: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network

.....critical game in the A-10 schedule, hold home court advantage, make more than average stat free throws, get someone off the bench for double figure points, stay out of foul trouble, out rebound them.....TBC of these keys to game at home....get Jarvis back on track..... I'd be a little nervous ...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2104

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

Im tired of this 15-3 talk as the only way we get an at-large bid. 13-5 and one A10 tourney win should give us an RPI of ~30. That will be enough to get us in. I will bet anyone on this board $5 on the following: If URI finishes with at 13-5 or better conference record and wins one or two A10 tourn...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2104

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

GBG, in years 1 and 2 especially you were all over Dan regarding our offensive strategies and play calling. And specifically cited our Adj-Offensive numbers and other metrics. Curious how our metrics look this year and if in fact there is data to support the offense has improved? Dont we have a Top...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2104

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

Something was just off when it came to end game sets and developing an offense that didn't depend on hero ball at the end. That doesn't work against like teams or better teams to often. I disagree. I think most end of the game plays are players making plays, often hero-balling, not coaches drawing ...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 777
Views: 33737

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show

I should've known that rationality wouldn't work in this state BlueMan... most of the people on here must be public officials. Lol When Baron was asked to pack his bags in Kingston this things looked brighter for about a week and then we became a contaminated swamp land because the cupboard was bar...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2104

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

I don't really understand what any of the previous 4 years (or the previous 17 years) have to do with this year. In my mind, prior seasons give me zero information about this year because the team is different, the competition is different, the coaching staff is different, etc. And even if all thos...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2104

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

Well, no, don't discard those two years. They had legitimate data points. They had (and I was wrong on this) a really, really good played in X. More importantly, they had a dozen or more close games that we saw with our own eyes. Maybe it wasn't against a top 50 team but they were close games and sa...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2104

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

GBG, according to some here they want to wait until the season plays out before blasting the coach and team, if they don't dance. I think history with this coach tells us that nothing is likely to change. Dan has had tons of opportunities to win big games. He has failed almost every time. What make...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 777
Views: 33737

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show

Maybe if people weren't rude about how they ask questions, maybe if people weren't over the top calling for a burning at the stake when we lose a close game by 3, maybe if we didn't act like we don't want Hurley as our coach, maybe just maybe if we got a grip and showed support we'd have this team ...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2104

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

One thing that you and I can agree on is that we are unlikely to find out, but I do wish that something like that would happen - by the time we went 15-3, people would be so juiced for the tournament they would forget they did all of this complaining but I'd love the opportunity to be able to go ba...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2104

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

First of all, I'd like to thank blue man for his response to dps about this insane comparison to Bonnies last year which has been disproven all 200 times it has been brought up here. Saved me the trouble of typing it again. Second of all, people (mostly rambone, sorry to name names but it is what i...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 15: Dayton Friday Jan 6 @ 7pm ESPN2 University of Dayton Arena
Replies: 452
Views: 6877

Re: Game 15: Dayton Friday Jan 6 @ 7pm ESPN2 University of Dayton Arena

https://twitter.com/BillKoch25/status/818479885769469953 https://twitter.com/BillKoch25/status/818480338192240640 Great news that he is completely healed. We need him. I tried to make sense of these quotes and I can't. I don't understand at all. Seems life conflicting quotes, right? If it is comple...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2104

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

God reading this board sometimes makes want to stay in bed for my whole life. I get the optimistic side of things. Most of the time, close games tend to end up 50/50 as time goes on. There certainly has been bad luck on the injury front. Heck, you could go back and wonder what Jordan Hare could sti...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?
Replies: 139
Views: 2104

Re: Does URI get selected to NCAA on Sunday March 12?

Kenpom has Rhody favored to win every game but eight as single digit favorites. They project a 13-5 conference record.
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

The last 10 seconds don't fall on the coach...guys have to make plays when the pressure is on, time and score, our veteran back court is not as poised and cool under pressure as they should be after 70-80 Div 1 games. Last second shots largely fall on the player to make a play 95% of the time, vers...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

Offense was non existent, we didn't play a st joes but I watched every second and it was chaotic. Coach issue. When the whole team plays like horse crap , cowach issue. Missing Cooke too . We scored 64 points on the road against the 18th best defense in the country. We had too many turnovers and we...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 15: Dayton Friday Jan 6 @ 7pm ESPN2 University of Dayton Arena
Replies: 452
Views: 6877

Re: Game 15: Dayton Friday Jan 6 @ 7pm ESPN2 University of Dayton Arena

I want to win this game. I think we can win this game. But I never like saying you "need" to win a game in which the other team is favored. If we lose the game, the rest of the season will be about fighting our way into the field. If we win it, the rest of the season will be about fightin...
by Gonebarongone
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI vs DAYTON
Replies: 16
Views: 686

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI vs DAYTON

Opened at 4 and moved down to 3. People who bet on college basketball are nutso. Unlike football, where the final score is usually in line with how the game is played, you can have a college hoops game be consistently 8-10 points for 37 minutes and end up on the other side of the number.
by Gonebarongone
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

Exactly. It's almost like abundant playing time may have allowed us to lure higher ranked players and now that we don't have that same amount of playing time to offer that we aren't getting the same types of players and that we don't know the talents of these newer players because they can't get on...
by Gonebarongone
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

adam914 wrote:BAR you have to remember that no matter what everything good that has ever happened is because of Preston and Bobby and everything bad is because of Dan.


You think recruiting is equal to, better, or worse since those two left?
by Gonebarongone
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

He left April of 2014 so I guess you draw the line at Terrell. Guys definitely commit because of the head coach but there is stark difference before and after, in my mind. Line up the offer lists (I think the best predictor) of those two groups. And, I am comparing DH the day he was hired to PM now....
by Gonebarongone
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

Unbelievable is right. Now we are talking about ARD - can anyone point to what ARD is bringing to this staff? How is a guy with zero HC experience less of a risk than DH was when he was hired...non traditional powers, BC and Creighton? While not blue bloods let's not make it like he was recruiting ...
by Gonebarongone
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

Not only is this thread still alive but we have now moved on to discussing Hurley's replacement? Unreal. Why don't we "stay in the now" or whatever meditation people say and worry about who should be the next coach should be when we need one. Maybe don't click on a thread titled Jim Baron...
by Gonebarongone
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

Are we already giving Preston full credit for Creighton's success in just his second year there? Of there 5 leading scorers, 3 were there before Preston and the 2 that are a sophomore and freshman are both from Omaha so it's not like he went out and stole some guys from another area. I love Preston...
by Gonebarongone
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Non-Conference Grades
Replies: 101
Views: 1822

Re: Non-Conference Grades

It also means we are going to be playing a number of difficult road games against top 100 A10 teams. Hopefully we can step up. 14-4 would get us in, maybe 13-5, IMO, but the real question is, can we do that? Still not quite buying 14-4 gets in without A10T wins. If you give Dayton and Davidson away...
by Gonebarongone
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #8 - Games of Interest
Replies: 74
Views: 1670

Re: Week #8 - Games of Interest

reef wrote:ACC is just so loaded

It's nuts. Teams will beat up on each other now and a good team or two will go 5-13 only because someone has to lose. There are legitimately 13 teams good enough to dance. Should get 10+, though.
by Gonebarongone
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #8 - Games of Interest
Replies: 74
Views: 1670

Re: Week #8 - Games of Interest

Nebraska goes to 2-0 in Big 10. After beating #16 Indiana at Indiana where they had won 26 straight at home the Cornhuskers today beat Maryland on the road too. Nebraska was down 12 points with 6 minutes to go. Syracuse 10 1/2 point favorites today @ Boston College loses their opening ACC Game by 9...
by Gonebarongone
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Congrats to Al Skinner!
Replies: 38
Views: 903

Re: Congrats to Al Skinner!

Rod, Al had a limited ceiling.....I think he only made the sweet 16 once at BC... or was it the second round?....and Harrick did take that 1998 team farther than Al would have..... but all in all, I'd take it in a heartbeat now too...... Got to the Sweet 16 and lost in OT to Nova in a game Craig Sm...
by Gonebarongone
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Congrats to Al Skinner!
Replies: 38
Views: 903

Re: Congrats to Al Skinner!

Rod, Al had a limited ceiling.....I think he only made the sweet 16 once at BC... or was it the second round?....and Harrick did take that 1998 team farther than Al would have..... but all in all, I'd take it in a heartbeat now too...... Got to the Sweet 16 and lost in OT to Nova in a game Craig Sm...
by Gonebarongone
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Congrats to Al Skinner!
Replies: 38
Views: 903

Re: Congrats to Al Skinner!

I'd point out that in his final season, URI lost 8 games that we had a double digit lead in. Al refused to call timeouts when the opponent was on a run. He'd stand there, blank faced like he was waiting for a bus. As for the 1988 team, those were mainly Brendan Malone's recruits. He was the top rec...
by Gonebarongone
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #7 - Games of Interest
Replies: 129
Views: 2130

Re: BC winner over PB

Watched the second half. Those two young guards can ball. BC went on a 25-2 run in the second half. They have about four guys that are frosh or soph that can really play. Problem is the ACC is such a monster you can't afford to have crud coming off the bench. I've always liked Christian. I hope he s...
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

reef wrote:DH record in games decided by 1-5 points is really awful that needs to change quick

And he was five games over .500 at Wagner. He'd have to go 23-0 in his next 23 to be .500 at URI.
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

If we had lost to Cinci I'd be leading the parade of misery, but that win negates a lot of the bad on this board right now. If Cincy makes one more shot and we miss one more, you would be leading the charge of misery? Do you realize how crazy that sounds? That's why you have to take the tree top vi...
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.
Replies: 110
Views: 3244

Re: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.

None of us was present at the practice, because "The most transparent coach we've ever had", closes all but one practice to the public. One coach speaks about having fun and players enjoying their college experience. The other? Don't know, but the team plays tight, and he micro manages th...
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.
Replies: 110
Views: 3244

Re: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.

Something just seems wrong about taking the other side of the bet after waiting this long. Yeah...we disagree on degree and I think the 14-4 is sort of the 50/50 line. It wouldn't surprise me if they made it just that I think that no one will sleep well that Saturday night. The missing variables are...
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.
Replies: 110
Views: 3244

Re: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.

I mean, you're just wrong about everything you're saying. So I guess that's the difference between what you're saying and what I'm saying and why I have a problem with what you're saying. The reason your Dayton example is bad is because it doesn't account for the fact that they fell apart down the ...
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.
Replies: 110
Views: 3244

Re: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.

I'm not trying to be the negativity police. Hell, I started this thread and called it "The Dream is Dead..." so I'm not exactly leading the sunshine band. My frustration is with what I perceive as the know-it-all attitude of some posters with respect to at-large criteria who are making it...
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.
Replies: 110
Views: 3244

Re: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.

This is what is frustrating about saying stuff like this though...anytime we have any type of "good" win there are always comments like this to diminish it in some way. And I am not speaking about you specifically, just in general on this board. But then can't the same be said about the l...
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

If we had lost to Cinci I'd be leading the parade of misery, but that win negates a lot of the bad on this board right now. If Cincy makes one more shot and we miss one more, you would be leading the charge of misery? Do you realize how crazy that sounds? That's why you have to take the tree top vi...
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.
Replies: 110
Views: 3244

Re: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.

Also...let's pump the brakes on Cincy until they get into conference games. They have played three decent teams, lost two, and won by one in OT. The rest are tomato cans. This is what is frustrating about saying stuff like this though...anytime we have any type of "good" win there are alw...
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 775
Views: 13719

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

I'm not sitting here calling for everyone holding hands and blowing smoke about how great this team is, but I'm calling for a tiny bit of perspective when people are declaring the season over in December with a 1-4 record against probable NCAA teams. FYI if this were a Baron season, we'd be 0-2 aga...
by Gonebarongone
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.
Replies: 110
Views: 3244

Re: The Dream is dead. Long live the dream.

With a caveat...14-4 or 13-5 has to include wins against the top teams......no wins against Dayton, VCU, and maybe Davidson means no Dance..... Actually I don't know what I'm saying...what have we done to think we will win those games? Silly me........ Hmmm idk let me see - Dayton, Davidson, VCU at...

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