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by Gonebarongone
6 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: That feeling we are all having...
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: That feeling we are all having...

Admittedly, because of the Fordham loss and some basketball family commitments of my own, I gave up and only watched these weekend games. I never thought they were an at large hopeful even this morning. I never thought the staff would make a run like this. Great job by them and the players. I was wr...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #27: @ La Salle Tuesday Feb 21, 6:00PM CBSSN
Replies: 135
Views: 2813

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

KMar970 wrote:JT has come to play tonight!!!lets go

And then take him out of the game....
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: A10 Media Day 10/18
Replies: 78
Views: 3267

Re: A10 Media Day 10/18

Iverson was the 33rd overall recruit in the 2013 class. At 6'9 with his athleticism he should be dominating the A10. At the very least, Iverson should be a better Delroy James. Unfortunately like most under Hurley, the growth hasn't happened. Delroy James was really good. Iverson wasn't any good at...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-2017 RPI watch
Replies: 284
Views: 12269

Re: 2016-2017 RPI watch

I don't know...only one loss by Syracuse is to a team outside the top 100 kenpom and that was BC (#151) who they turned around and smoked at home. These are not schedules that are similar at all so you need to have these discussions. Cuse has way more good wins and their losses are not egregious. Ho...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1561
Views: 47021

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

The outside of RI media reminds me of whenever we'd be on TV during CFL's tenure. The announcers would gush throughout the broadcast, what a wonderful coach he was, and rattle off all his COY awards. Many who saw his work here, felt otherwise. Dan has his media cheerleaders, who see things at a dis...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-2017 RPI watch
Replies: 284
Views: 12269

Re: 2016-2017 RPI watch

Syracuse is fading. I bet they have a 500. overall record after the ACC tournament. No brand is strong enough to get a 16-16 team into the dance. The 'cuse is in.... They'd be favored on a neutral floor against URI and any other team near the bubble. It's a question of resume vs. taking the best te...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Stan Robinson Is A Starter
Replies: 56
Views: 2162

Re: Stan Robinson Is A Starter

I don't actually care whether he starts or not. But if I was coaching he'd be on the floor at the end of games. Stan plays aggressively and isn't afraid of the moment. There isn't enough of that on this team - I think it is where we are the most lacking. Well, you cared enough to start a thread abo...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1113
Views: 24492

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

Seawrightspostgame wrote:Even today Hurley's resume doesn't stack up to Skinner's.

Skinner's resume is about 100x DH. Still.
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1113
Views: 24492

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

I guess if you are looking at a million outcomes than, yeah, there are some worse outcomes. Scandal, point shaving, etc. are all part of a million outcomes. But, if we are talking reasonable outcomes, this is pretty close to the worst case scenario within two standard deviations. Close to zero chanc...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 40713

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

As I have said before, the bubble moves around. Could everything out of our control break our way and get in with a run to the A10 finals? Sure. This does seem to be a stronger bubble than in year's past so I would put the chance at this all going right at about 1%. If you add two 50/50 games to the...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2813
Views: 173574

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

rodfromcranston wrote:Again, if i'm Christon Thompson, I'm otta here.
Kid has talent, and he has 3,000 guards in front of him,
and one more on the way.

That's ok. DH plays 4,000.
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Stan Robinson Is A Starter
Replies: 56
Views: 2162

Re: Stan Robinson Is A Starter

TruePoint wrote:I don't care who comes out, he's one of our best five.

Lol. No.
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3515

Re: FIRE ECR

He went to a top 25 ACC team, he wasn't coming here Hassan was more highly ranked. ND in 2013 was not how it is viewed today. They were middle of the road P5 getting constantly bounced early. Certainly a better program than URI but it wouldn't have been a shocking commit at all given where he's fro...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3515

Re: FIRE ECR

More basketball players needed and less "athletes" needed. Not sure if we really went after him or could have gotten him, but look at Bonzie Colson Jr. Doesn't look like anything great, given the eye test. However, he is one fine basketball player. Does it all. Not flashy, but consistentl...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3515

Re: FIRE ECR

I keep seeing five years of not meeting expectations. How did he not meet expectations in the first year? He didn't match the hype in year two, but how did he fail to meet realistic expectations in that season? How did he not meet expectations in year three? How did he not meet realistic expectatio...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Are we a good team or just well sold?
Replies: 43
Views: 1245

Re: Are we a good team or just well sold?

It's a bit of everything above. First and foremost, there is absolutely enough talent on this team to make the dance. It is criminal that Hassan is going four years without a bid. DH just doesn't know how to put his players in a position to get 100% out of their talent. DH should have had a guy on t...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3515

Re: FIRE DAN

So couldn't this thread be merged with "Mess Starts with Dan Hurley" thread? It's one that sharply focuses on the head coach. We also have a thread looking at potential weaknesses in the assistant staff. We also have Baron 2.0 thread. And we have this thread. Even if there are some good p...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3515

Re: FIRE DAN

It's embarrassing because, as ECR admitted, it was a knee jerk emotional dump which effectively created a duplicate thread. It's embarrassing because the season, while looking bleak, is not over, and there's ZERO chance Dan being fired prior to the end of the season. A few things. One, there is alw...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3515

Re: FIRE DAN

The title of the thread is definitely an embarrassment and a final judgment should be based on all information, and not just about this year (which has indeed been a huge disappointment and very frustrating). However, there are some really good thoughtful posts in here. I don't know if I agree with...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3515

Re: FIRE DAN

The title of the thread is definitely an embarrassment and a final judgment should be based on all information, and not just about this year (which has indeed been a huge disappointment and very frustrating). However, there are some really good thoughtful posts in here. I don't know if I agree with...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: I am an idiot.
Replies: 21
Views: 981

Re: I am an idiot.

Dan himself looked disinterested and defeated....not a good combination. I think he just takes the losses really personally. I really do love that. I want my coach to hurt as bad as I do after a loss. I love that he cares. I love that at pressers he's accountable. After losses he himself is defeate...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3515

Re: FIRE DAN

Larry E is an idiot never liked him after the stunt he pulled at Iowa State I am surprised Gottfried is staying on to finish the season usually that doesn't happen with fired coaches I read an article saying no top coaches want that job as he makes 4 dances including 2 sweet 16 yet they can him aft...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 3515

Re: FIRE DAN

[/fade] Yeah. BC is really great. They've made 7 NCAAs , had a Big East and ACC POY, big east title, big east tournament title, S16, multiple NBA 1st rounders since we last danced. Let's not throw stones. They made a bad decision to fire Al and it cost them. That AD is now gone and they have committ...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 tickets
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: 2017-18 tickets

Well I doubt that URI or it's BB boosters will come up with 4 million to dump this guy. As with Baron, the natives are getting restless......but that's a lot of money. I doubt it is $4MM. I would be shocked if there isn't offset language in there. And I doubt DH wants to sit on his hands for four y...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: This mess starts with Dan Hurley
Replies: 29
Views: 1233

Re: This mess starts with Dan Hurley

Not just X's and O's...how about having your team prepared to play? It's Xs and Os. About 95% of it. Every fan base that sees a team on the skids thinks they weren't ready. It's mostly a false narrative. The majority of it is that other coaches coach circles around him in system, game prep, in game...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-2017 RPI watch
Replies: 284
Views: 12269

Re: 2016-2017 RPI watch

WE need to get a decent coach in here DH not getting the job done It really seems that, in retrospect, that DH's biggest error was not calling an old coach, even one with Rhody ties, and having them on the staff. I've said it a million times that it should have been Al. The guy is a basketball life...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 979
Views: 41900

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show

This is just wrong. Hurley looks to have been a good hire in my estimation. Where this program was when they hired it, it could have gone completely sideways. We are winning consistently now, and should be for the foreseeable future based on the talent in the program and on its way. There is obviou...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 979
Views: 41900

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show

We have to wait five years to even think about getting a highly recruited big? Hassan was a highly recruited big!!! Maybe since Bobby and Preston aren't here, anymore, to do the heavy lifting in recruiting... It really burns me to say that it's heavily weighted to the P5 schools as far as making the...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 9278

Re: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center

totally a monday morning QB post here.. but i rewatched just now... we had 1 TO left we could have called a TO after we got to midcourt w/ 5 sec left again tho. this is just a bitter post :( That's definitely a MMQB post there. It's actually good to have the time out in case URI could not have inbo...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?
Replies: 70
Views: 1303

Re: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?

I would say the acc is better but it is not as far a gap as you make it out too be. You could take Georgetown who is currently in ninth place in the big east and make the same argument you made with Clemson they have a lot of quality wins and a very good strength of schedule. Not sure what to tell ...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Experimental rule will reset team fouls to 0 at 10 min mark of each half in 2017 NIT tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Experimental rule will reset team fouls to 0 at 10 min mark of each half in 2017 NIT tournament

I respectfully disagree. He can stay in the game...it's the over-conservative coach who chooses to take the player out. John Chaney was the first coach (I remember) doing this. You got 2 fouls in the first half and you automatically sat. Now it seems routine that all coaches do it, although I don't...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Experimental rule will reset team fouls to 0 at 10 min mark of each half in 2017 NIT tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 335

Re: Experimental rule will reset team fouls to 0 at 10 min mark of each half in 2017 NIT tournament

Good rule change. Nothing worse than when a team is in the bonus with twelve minutes left. Still, why not just go to quarters like everyone else? Pro, Internationals, women's, high school? Why have it still be 20 minute halves? Plus, you would add two more chances every game at a cool, clock winding...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?
Replies: 70
Views: 1303

Re: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?

I would say the acc is better but it is not as far a gap as you make it out too be. You could take Georgetown who is currently in ninth place in the big east and make the same argument you made with Clemson they have a lot of quality wins and a very good strength of schedule. The ACC is going to ge...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?
Replies: 70
Views: 1303

Re: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?

If 5-8 in the Big East is good enough to make the tournament then they should just shut the whole thing down and cancel it. I honestly don't understand this point of view. Not about PC in particular but about a certain record. If you are one of the best 30 something at large, let them in. Clemson i...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1113
Views: 24492

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

I doubt Dan drew up what Terrell tried to do. If so, that's pathetic. I have said this before....give the ball to JD and see what he can do.....he sees the floor, doesn't panic, and could get the ball to an open man. I replayed that play about ten times. Dayton took the ball to the right side of th...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1113
Views: 24492

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

Terrell with ball 7 sec left was the right call. Our best 1 on 1 player with proven finish skills and the ability to make pressure foul shots. Credit to Dayton for anticipating and bring strong help defense. It was our best play. The staff blowing the last TO on a pep talk was inexcusable IMO. With...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?
Replies: 70
Views: 1303

Re: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?

Friday night was brutal... But I'm here to try and lure you all back in. I'll probably fail but I'm going to try anyway. Our current RPI is 39. Let me remind you that since 2000 over 80% of teams that finished with an RPI of 31-40 made the NCAA tournament.... 80%.... It's very hard to ignore that s...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 9278

Re: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center

GBG, it never ends......we have guys in that situation that take the ball, put their head down, and drive into traffic.... Never make a pass....guys open waiting for one that never comes....it's been that way for 5 years.... If DH draws up a play that involves passing they never run it properly.......
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 9278

Re: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center

I'll tell you what p*sses me off now that I watched the end again. Compare what Dayton ran from 16.6 seconds left to what we did with 7.2. Look at every Rhody player after JT gets it. DH took a TO to draw that up? Dribble as fast as you can into a double team! Dayton runs it to one side, screens the...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 9278

Re: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center

Only saw last four minutes or so. Definitely contact on Terrell but he wasn't really making a move more of a bull doze. I think it's closer to a 50/50. However, DH actually drew up a really nice inbounds play. Tough to figure out why the pass was so bad. Who knows if he makes it but it would have be...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 22: @ Davidson Friday Feb 3, 7:00pm ESPN2
Replies: 352
Views: 5500

Re: Game 22: @ Davidson Friday Feb 3, 7:00pm ESPN2

ATPTourFan wrote:It's available to virtually everyone here, assuming you have ESPN in your TV subscription. Just go to watchespn.com and search for the replay.

Definitely going to watch it. I looked on my phone when I had a second and saw it went from -7 to +5 or something pretty quickly. Looking forward to it.
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 22: @ Davidson Friday Feb 3, 7:00pm ESPN2
Replies: 352
Views: 5500

Re: Game 22: @ Davidson Friday Feb 3, 7:00pm ESPN2

Missed every single second of this game because of my own obligations Norman Dale-ing my way through youth basketball this weekend. Maybe I should never watch! Great, great win. Tip of the cap to the players and staff. Thought this one was trouble, for sure.
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1113
Views: 24492

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

I'm going on the record, and I very much like many of the folks this applies to, but anyone here defending DH's coaching at this point is an idiot!!! DH is making you look like fools. Actually, I would argue that what is making people look like fools is not being able to see that 1.) saying Hurley ...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Welcome to hard times
Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Re: Welcome to hard times

I honestly wish us as fans could walk into that locker room and give them a pep talk, spark some fight in them. The last fight minutes of that game made it close because someone finally lit a firecracker under their ass, too little too late, but why so late?? Not for you, specifically, but I hate w...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Free Throw Rate
Replies: 54
Views: 1398

Re: Free Throw Rate

Dean Oliver is considered the godfather of basketball analytics. He is also known as the Bill James of basketball. Anyway, he invented what he refers to as the “Four Factors of Basketball Success". They are: -Effective Field Goal % -Turnover % -Rebounding -Free Throws per Field Goal Attempt (F...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Welcome to hard times
Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Re: Welcome to hard times

Gio I think they have tuned Dan out. Micromanaging everything has turned them off. They aren't enjoying playing the game...you can see it in their faces....you can't play your best if you're not happy. Of course they don't. They see it slipping away, too. And they have put in a million hours into i...
by Gonebarongone
7 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 19: @ Richmond, Wednesday Jan 25, 8pm CBSSN
Replies: 416
Views: 6214

Re: Game 19: @ Richmond, Wednesday Jan 25, 8pm CBSSN

Richmond is hard to predict but this would be a nice win for Rhody. Not a signature win by any means but nice on a resume.
by Gonebarongone
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 18: @ Duquesne - Saturday Jan 21, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 154
Views: 3367

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
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan and 4 Guard Offense
Replies: 73
Views: 1443

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
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 254
Views: 5669

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...

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