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by Gonebarongone
5 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-2017 RPI watch
Replies: 221
Views: 7756

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
14 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Stan Robinson Is A Starter
Replies: 15
Views: 568

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
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1106
Views: 20203

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
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1106
Views: 20203

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
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 468
Views: 12291

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
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2121
Views: 128724

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Stan Robinson Is A Starter
Replies: 15
Views: 568

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 2987

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 2987

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
2 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 2987

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Are we a good team or just well sold?
Replies: 38
Views: 868

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 2987

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 2987

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 2987

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 2987

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
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: I am an idiot.
Replies: 21
Views: 806

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
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 2987

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
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: FIRE ECR
Replies: 144
Views: 2987

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
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 tickets
Replies: 21
Views: 493

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
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: This mess starts with Dan Hurley
Replies: 29
Views: 1033

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
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-2017 RPI watch
Replies: 221
Views: 7756

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
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 937
Views: 36634

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
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 937
Views: 36634

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
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 7482

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
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?
Replies: 70
Views: 1067

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
1 week 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: 261

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
1 week 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: 261

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
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?
Replies: 70
Views: 1067

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
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?
Replies: 70
Views: 1067

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
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1106
Views: 20203

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
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1106
Views: 20203

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
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Do You Think URI Is one of 68 NCAA Teams on March 12?
Replies: 70
Views: 1067

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
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 7482

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
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 7482

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
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 24: Dayton Friday Feb 10, 7:00PM ESPN2 Ryan Center
Replies: 506
Views: 7482

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
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 22: @ Davidson Friday Feb 3, 7:00pm ESPN2
Replies: 352
Views: 4352

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
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 22: @ Davidson Friday Feb 3, 7:00pm ESPN2
Replies: 352
Views: 4352

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
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1106
Views: 20203

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
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Welcome to hard times
Replies: 44
Views: 1029

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
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Free Throw Rate
Replies: 54
Views: 1186

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
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Welcome to hard times
Replies: 44
Views: 1029

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
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 19: @ Richmond, Wednesday Jan 25, 8pm CBSSN
Replies: 416
Views: 4926

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 18: @ Duquesne - Saturday Jan 21, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 154
Views: 2934

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 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan and 4 Guard Offense
Replies: 73
Views: 1167

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 254
Views: 4559

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan and 4 Guard Offense
Replies: 73
Views: 1167

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 17: Massachusetts, Sunday Jan 15, 2:30pm NBCSN
Replies: 254
Views: 4559

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: I'm Back! Sort Of.
Replies: 38
Views: 705

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
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network
Replies: 309
Views: 3861

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 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 16: LaSalle Thursday Jan 12 @ 7pm CBS Sports Network
Replies: 309
Views: 3861

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...

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