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by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 CT PF Steve Enoch (UCONN Verbal)
Replies: 133
Views: 10621

Re: '15 CT PF Steve Enoch (UCONN Verbal)

Well, I think part of what happens (usually with bigs) is that there is often an assumed level of strength development that needs to occur for them to reach their full potential. It's not as important for guards to be strong, since their position is based more on speed and vision, but for a lot of t...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 61
Views: 3360

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

These are the other tournaments with some of the notable teams: Puerto Rico: South Carolina, Florida St., Iowa St., Illinois St. Charleston: Dayton, Clemson, Temple, Auburn 2K: Providence, Virginia Tech, Washington, St. Louis USVI: Wake Forest, Colorado, Houston HOF (Mohegan): Northwestern, Texas Te...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Cooley would be a perfect fit. Doesn't look like it will happen but I don't understand the 'he loves it at PC and is never leaving." As much as I think Dan has done a great job, I don't get it why his name often comes up before Archie Miller's. Miller should be on the short list of every AD in...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I assume TBR means pony up. Wichita State pays their coach $3.3m! I know that is extreme but it looks like the going rate is $2m+ now for the top coaches. I believe the $1m we are paying Hurley still puts him in roughly the top 75 highest paid coaches. In fact according to this $1m would have put y...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 168
Views: 4031

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

Preseason tournaments across the country will take a hit next year, due to the Phil Knight 80th birthday Nike tournament next year in Oregon. That event will include Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portl...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I guess I was not alone in my thinking. Found this post on another forum: Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish, on their CBS college basketball podcast were talking about coaching changes and theories on why Will Wade left a great job at VCU for an average job at LSU in a p5 conference. Parrish put forw...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: Fazekas transferring from PC
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Fazekas transferring from PC

He's terrible. PC fans are probably thrilled. That would be a very accurate assessment. Writing was on the wall, with PC looking for more athletic wing players for 2017 and 2018. Fazekas struggled to get minutes this year on a team that for 2/3's of the season played musical chairs at the #2. Not t...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Duke and the rest of the ACC has displayed their clear superiority to the rest of the college basketball world in the NCAA's haven't they? Isn't that the beauty of college basketball, that anything can happen on any day? Last year the ACC put 4 in the Elite 8, 2 in the Final Four. This year, they s...
by rjsuperfly66
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Yeah, right, "neutral court." We just came from a "neutral court" and I'm still seeing everything in flourescent green and yellow. NCAA Tournament early round games can have a clear bias since they try to place low seeds closer to home... If that's what you choose to define neut...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

But then the selection committee, dominated by cartel members, uses a lack of top-50 wins as a reason for keeping out non-cartel teams. When the NCAA allows the cartel to stack the deck against the riff-raff, that ANY non-cartel teams get at-large bids is a minor miracle. Top 50 isn't the only deci...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?
Replies: 28
Views: 954

Re: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?

Many Wichita fans seem to be pushing for this, there are a lot of people in that area who weren't too happy with the way Wichita has been treated the past few years, stating about it's all about their conference and no matter who they beat and how bad they beat them they've been penalized with poor ...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

The problem is it's a double-edged sword. You tell them you want them to go play tougher road games OOC, and then when they play ok in a tough conference, you bash them for their OOC losses. Nobody would bash a cartel member for OOC road losses. Of course, we'll never know for sure until they start...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Well each situation should be evaluated in its own right. Earlier in this thread I argued that King Rice shouldn't leave Monmouth for Duquesne job - I don't think he should be waiting for the Duke job to open, but in every case I think you have to weigh a number of factors but primary among them is...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Ok, that makes sense ... I interpreted your point more big picture, that any coach at any smaller basketball school should wait for a great offer over a prolonged period of time rather than ride a single wave to some success and see where you can land. In many cases, the short wave is better than th...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

TP, it's all in how you look at it. If you are elite for a long-period of time at a "mid-major," then you can do that. Shaka was getting looks from UCLA, Texas, etc. because his program was perennial Top 25, making and winning tournament games, etc. Gregg Marshall and Mark Few could say th...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

There is some straight bullshit with the way some of these P5 teams schedule their non-conference games. Duke has played I think only 9 hostile road games in the past 8 years. That's a joke. There should be some sort of rule on that. Until the NCAA and obvious nepotism.hire Dan Gavitt force teams t...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 917
Views: 17232

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I think it would take one more successful season (NCAA appearance) for a true p5 school to offer him a job. So in my opinion, Dan's staying to help build this program to become a more consistent contender. Is that really true? Andy Enfield went from FGCU to USC after 3 years and 1 tourney run. Bobb...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: From a Friar Fan
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: From a Friar Fan

I'll jump in here as well. Sorry for the late response -- my fiance was in the ER Thursday night (nothing serious). I had all the Thursday games on the DVR, so I've been spending all weekend trying to catch up and still haven't but living in RI it's kinda tough to avoid without going completely off ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: A10 Teams and Game Times in NCAA NIT and CBI
Replies: 29
Views: 761

Re: A10 Teams and Game Times in NCAA NIT and CBI

Pouring water on the NIT is de facto objective of many sour grapes posters enroute to purported superior knowledge. The code word and dog whistle they use all the time is intensity. I put lots of emphasis on original thinking, not parroting a party line. To say some players are just going through t...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: A10 Teams and Game Times in NCAA NIT and CBI
Replies: 29
Views: 761

Re: A10 Teams and Game Times in NCAA NIT and CBI

Ramster, what's the excuse? When they put these point spreads together, there is no way to compensate for intensity and want. Some teams will show up, other's wont. It's the NIT. It's a second-rate tournament, you nor I know who values it versus who doesn't. But history shows that many top teams/the...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: A10 Teams and Game Times in NCAA NIT and CBI
Replies: 29
Views: 761

Re: A10 Teams and Game Times in NCAA NIT and CBI

C'mon Ramster, do you really believe many senior-led/NCAA-bound players care about the NIT? The NIT can be great as a stepping stone tournament, or something special if you didn't think you would even make that in January, but that is the goal for just about none of the teams playing. So for Richmon...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Facts!! Middle Tennessee only has FOUR top 100 wins. We have literally twice as many. MTSU is not a team I'd want to fight on the bubble with. They might only have 4 Top 100 wins, but they did go 4-2 against those teams. They did win at Ole Miss, they did beat Vanderbilt, they also won at Belmont, ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Just heard Lunardi talk about us on ESPN. As far as our path to an at-large, we're still alive if we lose in the finals. "But, why risk it?" That segment exposed him for being a URI hating piece of shit. If Middle Tennessee could be an at large team by losing in their conference final to ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

It's like he refuses to see us pass any of those P5 teams just above us......even if we win today I'll bet it doesn't change. Because you need to beat GOOD teams. I've been saying this since January, wins are great, you'll never lose ground if you win, but if you don't beat legitimate teams, it's t...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Davidson is also a top 100 team. So another top 100 team has no effect? This guy is a tool. This is the best example I can give you ... Team A - Their Top 100 record is 10-7, but their wins are against 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100. Team B - Their Top 100 record is 7-8, but their wins are...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Eamonn Brennan LOL "Something that hasn't really occurred until Clemson opened the ACC tournament with a win over NC State: Typically, if you're playing on Tuesday of Champ Week, you're nowhere near an at-large NCAA tournament bid. This year, the ACC's crazy depth and a historically forgiving b...
by rjsuperfly66
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

BC down 6 to Wake at halftime. BC wins, Wake is probably out.
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

So now it is not about top 100 wins, it's about top 50 wins? Ok, if that is the case then just say so, so we can disregard top 100 wins and just focus on top 50 wins. We have 2 of those. People just making crap up. BR, I think the problem is people just want to be able to look at a metric and say, ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Lunardi may not be well liked by our fan base, but in this case he's right. If somehow we get Davidson on Saturday, then we will have to win the tourney to get in. Probably. What would be the basis for having to win the tournament? I guess it wouldn't be top 100 wins. We would have 9 of them if Dav...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

It's also not that simple - this week URI beat St Joes and Davidson, neither of which will make the NIT. Vanderbilt, who was slightly behind URI, beat Florida. Wake, who was also slightly behind URI, beat Louisville and won at Virginia Tech last week. Given all teams rankings before the week, it's n...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

URI finished 13-5. I find it laughable you say they barely were able to negotiate this league. URI is still a top 50 team. I guess you don't count that one on pc's resume. Let's see how this bubble bursts. The NBE has 4 teams on the bubble. Let the games begin. Perhaps I misspoke... when I referenc...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

reef wrote:If PC loses their first round game they should be on the bubble

Who do they play ??


Creighton
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

What about RPI? Where do the jonnies rank on that? SJU has a better RPI than 5 A10 schools. not too impressive. Who is saying SJU is impressive? My point was that if I pull up an unbiased strength metric (KenPom), and I look at URIs schedule, and I look at lines that have the words "win" ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

What about RPI? Where do the jonnies rank on that? SJU has a better RPI than 5 A10 schools. not too impressive. Who is saying SJU is impressive? My point was that if I pull up an unbiased strength metric (KenPom), and I look at URIs schedule, and I look at lines that have the words "win" ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

I've always felt that instead Lunardi giving us some love with his A 10 roots, he doesn't really care for us . With his Martelli connection. One thing I'll say is I hear all this talk about top 100 wins. I've seen brackets where Wichita St is not in if they don't win their conference tournament. Yo...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

You can't place uri or other non power conference teams in power conferences and say we would have lost to this team or that team, it's not that simple, the money and level of recruiting is too different. Of course that's true my rebuttal was only to the point that insert URI into a conference such...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Conference Tournaments
Replies: 170
Views: 3008

Re: Conference Tournaments

If the MVC wants a chance at 2 I think Illinois St has to win. Wichita has a little more juice and might be able to hang on.
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Wasn't Lunardi the one who said we'd be in if we won last night? I mean, I didn't agree with it, but I'm pretty sure he's the one who said it. I've always felt that instead Lunardi giving us some love with his A 10 roots, he doesn't really care for us . With his Martelli connection. One thing I'll ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?
Replies: 28
Views: 954

Re: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?

My honest reaction is why would anyone join the AAC ... There are decent names at the top of the conference, but not a ton of money and not much incentive, honestly. Why would Dayton and VCU leave the rivalries and passion of their current conference? Are games against UCONN, SMU, Cincinnati, and po...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?
Replies: 28
Views: 954

Unconfirmed Expansion Rumors: AAC To Go After VCU, Dayton, Others?

This story is by Mark Blaudshun, who I believe was at the beginning of the Big East split rumors back in 2013 ... It has gone from an idea to a discussion at the upper levels, but far from a serious plan, but it continues to be a prime topic of discussion at conference meetings. According to several...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

If you look at NCAA tournament results since the new Big East was formed, the ACC is the only power conference. The other "power" conference are lead by their powerful regular season winner (Villanova or Kansas) and everyone else rides their coattails into the tournament. The reason why s...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

But why is it that mid major conferences have to win against power 5 schools, but power 5 schools don't have to win against their closest competition to get a tournament spot? To me it's far more damning of a team if they have a losing record against their closest competition then if Dayton loses a...
by rjsuperfly66
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

It should be like the NCAA football minimum. To be eligible. You need to have at least a .500 record in conference. I know this isn't apples to apples but we're saying a team with a 4-12 conference record (.333) has a chance to get in??? No way. This is absurd. I am ok with as many teams from the B...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Your continuing argument for 2011 UCONN is valid, since it was exciting for all fans to see a team come from that low and win it all. However, that same point argues against the 2006 George Mason AND 2011 VCU final four runs since BOTH were at large bids from a weak Colonial Athletic Association. T...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

It should be like the NCAA football minimum. To be eligible. You need to have at least a .500 record in conference. I know this isn't apples to apples but we're saying a team with a 4-12 conference record (.333) has a chance to get in??? No way. This is absurd. I am ok with as many teams from the B...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

PC and URI could both be impacted by the number of ACC teams that get invited. Nothing like the month of March!!!!! Here's the God honest how I feel. Both PC and URI are blessed to even be in bubble conversation. But at this point, there is a road for each of them to solidify their ground. For PC, ...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

PC and URI could both be impacted by the number of ACC teams that get invited. Nothing like the month of March!!!!! Here's the God honest how I feel. Both PC and URI are blessed to even be in bubble conversation. But at this point, there is a road for each of them to solidify their ground. For PC, ...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

I really just threw a number out to make a point ramster. I don't know the right formulation, but you're right to point out that my statement wasn't a thought out policy proposal. I just don't understand the desire to reward these programs for being middle of the pack in their league and in some ca...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Until the NCAA forces cartel teams to play true road games against non-cartel opponents, the system will always be heavily skewed toward the cartel. It's not really the lack of true road games - it's that the best interests of the "committee" lie in putting as many cartel teams as possibl...
by rjsuperfly66
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 35834

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

RJ, Did you read the article by this SI writer and Seth Davis agrees with? Yes, there are some aspects I agree with and some I disagree with. People enjoy upsets, always have, always will. But you shouldn't be throwing teams in the tournament for the sake of throwing them in. They mention Davidson ...

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