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by rjsuperfly66
9 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-2017 RPI watch
Replies: 221
Views: 7753

Re: 2016-2017 RPI watch

There's a lot of parity between teams 75-150. Not really ... Top 75 is usually competing for an NIT birth and maybe on the NCAA bubble, while Team 150 is usually heading home with a borderline .500 record and maybe a CIT visit. 15-19 Illinois ranked 149th last year. 14-17 Miss St ranked 154th. So t...
by rjsuperfly66
12 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-2017 RPI watch
Replies: 221
Views: 7753

Re: 2016-2017 RPI watch

How to we stack up vs the Tulsa team of last year , most people were shocked they got in Last year, Tulsa had an RPI of 58, SOS of 64. Their big win was at SMU, who finished with an RPI of 13. Their other top 50 wins were home Wichita St (47 - but with missing pieces), home UCONN (32), and home Cin...
by rjsuperfly66
17 hours ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn
Replies: 63
Views: 1980

Re: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn

Wonder how long this streak can go? Is there a point where it goes from impressive to game-killing? Geno is a great coach, but likely will never get the credit he deserves because of the lack of depth in the sport. In the 4th quarter of the 100th win, the announcers are talking about with his great...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 468
Views: 12288

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

For me though, it's not even about URI's RPI ... It's about building a resume ... They may end up with an RPI around 35, but they might never get serious tournament consideration because of the overall resume ... Right now their best true road win is against Davidson and their forecasted RPI of 117....
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 468
Views: 12288

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

I think if you are judging URI honestly, the problem they will have now going forward is what I would call "movement games." Of their last 6 games on RPI Forecast, 5 are against teams with RPI's above 100, and then there is VCU. The other 5 games (even if LaSalle sneaks into the Top 100) r...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #14 - Games of Interest
Replies: 115
Views: 2215

Re: Week #14 - Games of Interest

Couldn't the GW coach ask for a reply to see if Jaquan's foot was out of bounds? I would not have even thought to look at the location of his foot had I not read about it by posters here, so maybe the thought of that possibility never entered anyone's mind Great coaching move in a game that was bas...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 2545

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

interesting view of the qualifications of the 10 members of the selection committee http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/the-ncaa-tournament-selection-process-needs-a-makeover/ Ramster, just out of curiosity, what is important to you in a tournament team? Total win percentage? SOS? Top 25 Wi...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 2545

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

interesting view of the qualifications of the 10 members of the selection committee http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/the-ncaa-tournament-selection-process-needs-a-makeover/ Ramster, just out of curiosity, what is important to you in a tournament team? Total win percentage? SOS? Top 25 Wi...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 2545

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

Ramster mid majors are WAY down this year. Think of it this way. Of the two A10 teams leading the at large conversation Dayton's best win is URI, and Dayton is VCU's best win. Those arent good resumes. Usually I would agree, but this year there really isnt an argument. Although I get where the frus...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 2545

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

One thing about BM... There is a formula involved in there, where sometimes average seeding can exceed number of brackets a team is in ... I think there is a little bit of extrapolation there, which I am fine with ... But the reason I point out BM, is because they do rank every person on an annual b...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 2545

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

Clemson is 2-6 in ACC and Wake is now 4-6 having squeaked by Boston College tonight. You can say they might win more before the season is finished but Lunardi has Clemson and Wake in the NCAA Now!! He has Clemson as a 10-seed and Wake Forest as a 11-seed. Those are Lunardi picks with those weak ACC...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 2545

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

Um, Wake Forest has an ER of 44, a KenPom of 36, and a Sagarin of 41. I'm not endorsing Wake Forest as a tournament team, at this point, but they aren't far off if they can pull off some key wins down the stretch. Bracketmatrix has Wake Forest as 5th out, so I think they would agree, and we aren't j...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 2545

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

Good think the Committee doesn't read our board. Most here thing the A10 only deserves 1 bid, maybe 2. Most think this is a down year for the A10, some saying the league is way down. In my opinion the P5 leagues are way over represented. They play the vast majority of their OOC games on their home ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Jim Baron 2.0
Replies: 1106
Views: 20203

Re: Jim Baron 2.0

I've never understood why Archie got extra credit for playing shorthanded because his team had legal issues. Maybe don't recruit trouble makers and you won't be shorthanded? How the hell does a coach know if a kid is a trouble-maker? He goes to the games, he sees him on the court ... Kids are never...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #11 - Games of Interest
Replies: 108
Views: 2390

Re: Week #11 - Games of Interest

That is an interesting scenario if we don't dance and Gtown fires JT if DH will be in their short list. In that scenario it wouldn't bother me too much if he left as long as we make the next hire the right hire If DH doesn't make the tournament this year I don't think you'll have to worry about him...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn
Replies: 63
Views: 1980

Re: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn

It's called evolution though ... Men's college basketball became more competitive because they knew it was good for the sport. It's like professional sports introducing salary caps/open free agency, moves that were made to make professional leagues more competitive and prevent teams from stacking. G...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn
Replies: 63
Views: 1980

Re: Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies of Uconn

Yawn ... I love the product that is women's basketball, but I could care less about Geno and his accomplishments ... Neat, you can recruit a #1, #2 class every year ... You can keep them for 4 years ... And you can win because unlike other schools, you can pluck those top girls consistently. There i...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Dan Hurley Coach's Show
Replies: 937
Views: 36628

Re: Dan Hurley Coach's Show

I am guessing by "stud big" you mean a 4 star player at least....and a PF or C. With that definition can you tell me the last Stud big man to enter the A10? PG I will give you, there are lots out there. Focused on Top 100 rankings 2018 - St. Louis (Carte'Are Gordon) 5-star 2017 - VCU (May...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rod is in the hospital
Replies: 141
Views: 4471

Re: Rod is in the hospital

Thoughts and prayers, Rod. Get well soon!
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Martin and Thompson
Replies: 77
Views: 3004

Re: Martin and Thompson

Too late for a HM red-shirt. Nope, he played in 8 games. You have to have played in 30% or less of your team's games, which would be at least 9 games. To apply for a medical hardship, the injury must be season-ending. You can't just decide that you want to try to maximize the next year and shut a p...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 79
Views: 2573

Re: Desperation time??

That's because they pick the teams they want first and rationalize the selections after they are done picking who they want. Sometimes, but what did the committee gain with the inclusion of schools like Tulsa or Temple last year? Argument makes sense for the UCONN's and Syracuse's of the world, not...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 79
Views: 2573

Re: Desperation time??

I know people hated the BCS system for football, but that's essentially what it was ... Take a bunch of different metrics and have them seed people accordingly ... Other little incentives in there, like a bonus for a quality win, etc. Only difference was that football used a higher focus on human po...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 79
Views: 2573

Re: Desperation time??

What I honestly wish is for more transparency from the committee ... It's tough to say where teams stand because every year it feels like there is a slightly different alteration to what is important to the committee. Sometimes it's a heavy focus on OOC, sometimes it's a very heavy focus on finish, ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 79
Views: 2573

Re: Desperation time??

How many bids for the A10 do you see RJ? If you had to say today and estimate for March? If I had to guess, 2 or 3, with outside chances at 1 or 4. 1 could only happen, if Dayton went on an unreal run of like 16-2 or higher and a A10 Championship, and prevented teams like URI or VCU from getting re...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 79
Views: 2573

Re: Desperation time??

The only difficult part about each one of the PC/Valpo/Houston games is that it's one more win you need in conference, or one less loss you can avoid, defending on how you look at it. If 9 losses was the magic number that could be comfortably afforded, you're down to 5 more. Basically, need to split...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Desperation time??
Replies: 79
Views: 2573

Re: Desperation time??

From an advanced metric standpoint, URI isn't in a terrible spot. RPI Forecast, KenPom, Sagarin, URI is ok there. I think a large part of it had to do with the fact, those metrics thought URI would lose by a few points in most of those games, and they did. The only place worth being concerned is the...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Tough Four game stretch ahead
Replies: 91
Views: 2145

Re: Tough Four game stretch ahead

The committee has come out in the last year or two and specifically laid out the fact that RPI is only a piece of the puzzle and that metrics like Ken Pom, BPI, etc. also matter. It's about building a complete resume, not just one that manipulates the RPI.
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Tough Four game stretch ahead
Replies: 91
Views: 2145

Re: Tough Four game stretch ahead

Idk, I think with a RPI around 25 and with what looks like at least one good win in hand, you're probably in good shape at 14-4 even if the four losses are the ones you identified. Again, that assumes at least one more neutral court win against a decent team in the A10 quarters. That puts you at 23...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: PC has beaten us 7 Straight - Got It
Replies: 34
Views: 1058

Re: PC has beaten us 7 Straight - Got It

Only PC fans are arrogant enough to assume they are our "Super Bowl." The showing in 2009 did nothing but help that assertion. It was an exciting game, but URI was the much better team (5.5 favorites) and ended up finishing the game up relatively comfortable (believe most of the last minu...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016
Replies: 491
Views: 11495

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016

Well Ortiz teased a return on instagram, doubtful to happen but you have to wonder... reports came out that he still works out at Fenway all the time.
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016
Replies: 491
Views: 11495

Re: Red Sox and other Major League Baseball - 2016

Great great day to be a Sox fan. They saw their pitching in the playoffs be a disaster and had to do something. I think they were down on Moncada from his brief stint with the club and I'm not sold on Kopech, most flamethrowers put up flashy numbers in low-minors.
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: URI@PC Single Game Tickets now on sale
Replies: 28
Views: 1110

Re: URI@PC Single Game Tickets now on sale

There are about 290 tickets left I believe, included handicapped and single seating.
Many of the seats are located in the area behind the far basket nearest the visitors bench.
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 217
Views: 5881

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

My only surprise was the inconsistency in losing to certain teams ... Michigan St and Arizona both lost to quality teams, and both saw about 8 position drops in the polls. Florida and Iowa St both lost to a quality team, both went up in the polls. But Wisconsin gets DESTROYED by UNC, falls 1 spot. I...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 217
Views: 5881

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

It was tough to figure out where to place 18-25 ... But Butler is 6-0 with 3 Top 100 wins and 1 Top 25 win on a neutral court. I figured they'd probably catch a nice little bump. Similar to South Carolina except I think South Carolina has played a harder schedule which was why I had them a little hi...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 217
Views: 5881

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

RJ's Top 25 Rankings (Projected) 1) Kentucky 2) Villanova 3) North Carolina 4) Kansas 5) Duke 6) Virginia 7) Xavier 8) Arizona 9) Gonzaga 10) Indiana 11) Creighton 12) Baylor 13) Louisville 14) UCLA 15) St. Mary's 16) Purdue 17) Wisconsin 18) South Carolina 19) Iowa St. 20) Butler 21) Oregon 22) URI...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Tough Four game stretch ahead
Replies: 91
Views: 2145

Re: Tough Four game stretch ahead

Cooley always keeps those guys playing tough. He's a really good coach; should be getting looks from the P5 schools, which he doesn't seem to, for some reason. And they do have some talent, for sure. Uninformed opinion, I think he's gotten some looks, but they've been shut down pretty quickly, and ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Tough Four game stretch ahead
Replies: 91
Views: 2145

Re: Tough Four game stretch ahead

Cooley always keeps those guys playing tough. He's a really good coach; should be getting looks from the P5 schools, which he doesn't seem to, for some reason. And they do have some talent, for sure. Uninformed opinion, I think he's gotten some looks, but they've been shut down pretty quickly, and ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 5: #1 Duke 11/20 - Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Final - Mohegan Sun (ESPN)
Replies: 243
Views: 4504

Re: Game 5: #1 Duke 11/20 - Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Final - Mohegan Sun (ESPN)

KenPom even injects losses into overall record because shit happens that his algorithm cannot predict. Which is smart ... He could project that you win every game with a 51% probability, but if you play 30 games, your predicted record would likely be 16-14, not 30-0, due to the fact those games are...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 5: #1 Duke 11/20 - Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Final - Mohegan Sun (ESPN)
Replies: 243
Views: 4504

Re: Game 5: #1 Duke 11/20 - Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Final - Mohegan Sun (ESPN)

Okay, don't detroy me for this, but I don't think we should be losing a game until we play at Dayton. Sure there should be some good challenges, but if we are the team we think we are, we shouldn't be losing to these teams home or away. Gotta take care of business, win all home games and all away g...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 217
Views: 5881

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

I hope that people realize that there is no point in over analyzing why a voter or the collection of voters voted one team up or down in any given week. They just don't pay that much attention, honestly. It isn't just BJ Rains making a mistake - which he should be forgiven for, it happens - it's mo...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2016-17
Replies: 217
Views: 5881

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

and then losing next day to #1 (or even #6) Duke by a respectable margin. Can't wait to see the individual ballots. At least we didn't get bumped out. It's easy to see why Texas improved in the polls, they weren't far behind URI last week and between comfortably winning both games and teams falling...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: SERGEI KOVALEV GOT ROBBED!
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: SERGEI KOVALEV GOT ROBBED!

I'm still a sucker and buy every fight anyway though. The internet is a beautiful thing :D Yeah, very true, I've done that from time to time for some of the lesser PPVs. But sometimes I just want something I know is going to work and won't have any issues. I think it's easier to do with the UFC fig...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: SERGEI KOVALEV GOT ROBBED!
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: SERGEI KOVALEV GOT ROBBED!

adam914 wrote: I'm still a sucker and buy every fight anyway though.


The internet is a beautiful thing :D
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3
Replies: 301
Views: 5376

Re: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3

How the don't stop the game is pretty baffling. If it had been a neck injury, every second counts getting out to him. Slow starts are killing us. Tie game after getting down 8-0. Rules state they don't have too, I'm also sure the refs did not know the severity of the injury given that he sort of tr...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3
Replies: 301
Views: 5376

Re: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3

I didn't see it, just going by twitter, but Garrett misses a layup, ends up hurt, and Cincinnati ends up scoring a 3 playing 5-4? Is that right? Did the refs blow a call? What happened? Garrett went up for a layup, there was a crowd of Cincy players around him and has he landed he sort of stumbled,...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3
Replies: 301
Views: 5376

Re: Game 4: #24 Cincinnati - Sat @ 3pm at Mohegan Sun on ESPN3

Eventually someone will figure out the stupidity of having camera men sitting right on top of the court. There simply is just not enough room for a D1 athlete running full speed to stop and avoid contact. Garrett did not fall that far out of bounds either, but the contact was unavoidable. He had to ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '16 NJ PF Cyril Langevine (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 315
Views: 35253

Re: '16 NJ PF Cyril Langevine (URI Signed NLI)

Actually, reading comprehension was a strong point. Obviously, you skipped logic class. Here, let me quote for you ... Cooley wants 1 big. If he gave up on Gabriel, Keita, or Marfo and signed Cyril Langevine, he would be absolutely destroyed by fans. If they missed on those top guys and had to scra...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 112
Views: 2529

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

I don't even buy into the Projo conspiracy theories against URI, but I did voice my displeasure with today's treatment of the two games. And I agree with Blue Man: if we all read the URI stories online, the powers that be will notice! I think the Projo will give URI strong play this year. If they d...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 112
Views: 2529

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

I don't even buy into the Projo conspiracy theories against URI, but I did voice my displeasure with today's treatment of the two games. And I agree with Blue Man: if we all read the URI stories online, the powers that be will notice! I think the Projo will give URI strong play this year. If they d...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #2 - Games of Interest
Replies: 112
Views: 2529

Re: Week #2 - Games of Interest

ramster wrote:PC can only envy right now where we are as a team.


The rest of your remark is true, but I'm going to going to have to ask you to settle down on that one. :D

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