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by rjsuperfly66
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Here's the question. If both URI and SBU win the rest of their games up until meeting each other in the A10 final, so that: URI is 27-4 and SBU is 26-6 going into the final, are both in no matter what? I have to think that at that point, SBU is in, not just last four in, but in solidly, like a 10 s...
by rjsuperfly66
3 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

If they don't win tonight, their only other chance at a marquee conference win will be in the A10T Final, assuming they play URI. If for some reason URI got upset, they would have to win the tournament. I feel like you're essentially saying that if they don't win tonight, they have to win the A10 t...
by rjsuperfly66
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

I think if SBU wins out other than against us, then loses to us in the A10 final, I think that gets them at least in the play in game. St. B's problem is that while they are getting W's on paper, they are relatively meaningless in the eyes of a committee. If you look at their 7 game win streak -- H...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

I will defer to your deeper knowledge on teams being placed at site locations. I didn’t think it carried as much weight as you are describing. I thought being assigned a Region and avoiding conference match ups carried more weight which didn’t allow for the alloborate first/second round site assign...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Yes, the seeds that will play at each site are set. You can look at any of the experts’ bracket right now and they have the same seed #s in each location. Not all of the teams playing at the same site for rounds 1&2 are in the same Regional. I need to call timeout on this notion ... The way the...
by rjsuperfly66
6 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

So if we are a 4 or 5 we play in Boise or San Diego?? Is that 100 % accurate ?? Yes, the seeds that will play at each site are set. You can look at any of the experts’ bracket right now and they have the same seed #s in each location. Not all of the teams playing at the same site for rounds 1&2...
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

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This is a copy of a bracket I made using this morning's bracket matrix update ... I go by total brackets, seed lists for tiebreakers, until auto bids which I just use seeding.
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 179
Views: 4765

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

That's why I said that the possibility of this new transfer rule passing, with players eligible to play right away, could be huge this year. I don't think this will be as cut and dry as it once appeared -- This week the Big 12 released a proposal that would give players the ability to transfer and ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 663
Views: 29055

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Billyboy78 wrote:Does anybody know what PC's highest ranking is with Cooley as coach?


PC was ranked #8 in the AP poll released on 1/4/16.
They spent 8 weeks that season in the Top 15 and 3 weeks in the Top 10.
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: A-10 Tournament in 2017 & 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 8260

Re: A-10 Tournament in 2017 & 2018

I'm curious of the ACC and Barclay's fulfilled all of their part of the deal that allowed the ACC Tourney to be at Barclays in 2017 (instead of the A10). From this announcement , as part of the A10 letting the ACC have Barclays in 2017, the A10 in exchange has Barclays in 2019, 20, and 21. In addit...
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #13 - Games of Interest
Replies: 179
Views: 4765

Re: Week #13 - Games of Interest

RPI Forecast Wizard calculates a PC win would have only brought them from about 49 to 42 in Expected RPI. They'd also have to win games they weren't expected to win to make significant jumps into the top 30. That ship may have sailed. Well, I think a part of that is on RPI Forecast today, PC is und...
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Think quadrants. A team with 2, maybe 3 Q1 wins is not getting a 2 seed. 4 seed is our stars aligned ceiling, 5 is our realistic ceiling if we run the table from here through March 11th. I think that is a realistic sentiment. At this time yesterday, I thought URI might have a chance at a 3, but the...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

. The point is that brackets at this point are meaningless. You can pick from so many different brackets and most of these guys aren’t looking at the detail games of all the teams from week to week. I don't understand why more people don't use bracket matrix... What's better, one person's meaningle...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

New bracket out today: http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2018/01/29/bracketology-virginia-pushing-for-no-1-overall-seed/ We're a 5 seed in Boise taking on Loyola-Chicago Virginia is a 1 Seton Hall is a 6 Nevada is an 8 Alabama and Providence are 9's UNC-Asheville is a 15 Florida Gulf Coast is ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

New bracket out today: http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2018/01/29/bracketology-virginia-pushing-for-no-1-overall-seed/ We're a 5 seed in Boise taking on Loyola-Chicago Virginia is a 1 Seton Hall is a 6 Nevada is an 8 Alabama and Providence are 9's UNC-Asheville is a 15 Florida Gulf Coast is ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

I apologize for misspeaking on the rule - the rule is that the first three teams from a conference must be split into separate regions, and at that point the committee tries to avoid matchups until the Elite 8, but will sway away from that if there are other complications. I couldn’t find the exact ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Dayton and Michigan would have stayed in the same quadrants as they were put in so there is no creation of an A-10 conflict. Wichita would play Michigan and Dayton would play Oklahoma State which were the proper first round seeding matchups with no conference conflicts. Not that complex. You made i...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

I think a lot of it is misunderstood -- Example, last year St. Mary's faced VCU in the 7/10 game ... St. Mary's was the strongest 7 and VCU was the weakest 10. Was it intentionally done to make two "mid-majors" pair off, or is that what made sense from geographic/strength standpoint? In 2...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

I think a lot of it is misunderstood -- Example, last year St. Mary's faced VCU in the 7/10 game ... St. Mary's was the strongest 7 and VCU was the weakest 10. Was it intentionally done to make two "mid-majors" pair off, or is that what made sense from geographic/strength standpoint? In 20...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: If success continues .....
Replies: 42
Views: 1341

Re: If success continues .....

I cant read all this but the AAC gives you a shot at high end wins in conference. It also gives you a shot at getting those teams on your home floor. I'm nostalgic for the A10 but the A10 as we knew it is kinda dead. If you are ranking the Top 25 teams of the AAC/A10 era (2013-2014), it would look ...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel
Replies: 1707
Views: 63025

Re: The Coaching Carousel

Resistance depends on the type of violation. If it’s a slap of the wrist violation, all it does is give UCONN cause to get rid of Ollie. It’s possible it’s tied to the FBI probe, which would have significant penalities associated.
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30196

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

From a bracketology perspective - PC is playing their way into being helpful for us. They sit at 32 in RPI, and if they can get to 30 by selection sunday, they would be a much needed quadrant 1 win. It would suck to play in a western bracket 2 years in a row. GIVE ME THAT 4 SEED. The four seeds pla...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel
Replies: 1707
Views: 63025

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I think Ollie and Mullen get another year. My understanding is UConn would have to pay a big buyout to Ollie should he be forced out. I have read it could be in the neighborhood of ten million. Ollie would be owed for 2019 - 2021 2019: Base $400K + Other Fees $2.9 million = $3.3 2020: Base $400K + ...
by rjsuperfly66
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 663
Views: 29055

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

I'm sorry but St Marys going from well unranked to #16 in the country is an absolute travesty. Anybody else agree ?? I'm equally surprised about Florida -- a week ago they lost to a bad Ole Miss team ... this week they beat a mid-level tournament team at home, and then went to Kentucky and won, but...
by rjsuperfly66
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 663
Views: 29055

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Congrats guys, surprised there was as much movement as there was but surely a pleasant sight ... For a while they really weren't penalizing teams for losing games, this week teams got hammered. Solid change
by rjsuperfly66
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 663
Views: 29055

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

19 Top 25 losses last week makes this week extremely hard to predict ... In the known votes (Rothstein and Davis), URI only picks up 3 points, as Rothstein ranked them 22 last week and Davis had them 24. If I had to guess how it looks this week ... 1. Villanova 2. Virginia 3. Purdue 4. Duke 5. Michi...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 663
Views: 29055

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

The Win by Creighton over seton hall hurt our chances of breaking the top 25. I don't think that will make or break it - a lot of losses already this week from 15 down. 16 - Arizona St - lost at Stanford; at Cal on Saturday 17 - Auburn - lost at Alabama; home Georgia on Saturday 18 - Kentucky - los...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2639

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

[ problem is that's just lazy journalism...because despite the bolded above URI still has a better record against a tougher overall schedule. Rhode Island: 14 RPI, 13-3, 23rd in SOS, best win is #12, worst loss is #38, 3-3 vs Top 50 Creighton: 31 RPI, 14-4, 73rd in SOS, best win is #32, worst loss ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody
Replies: 86
Views: 2639

Re: Kevin MacNamara’s justification for not voting for Rhody

I'm not justifying KMAC's inability to fairly assess a team in his own coverage area, but I do think the biggest thing that's probably hurt URI is that since December 1st, they really haven't had a win that excited "national" people. The only two wins that stand-out are PC and St. Bonavent...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week # 10 - Games of Interest
Replies: 131
Views: 3492

Re: Week # 10 - Games of Interest

PC at De Paul. 8:30 PM. On FS1 Just a note on tonights game: "When DePaul hosts Providence in a Big East men’s basketball game next month, cable’s Fox Sports 1 plans to carry the game with limited commercial interruption and both head coaches wearing microphones, Fox Sports announced Thursday....
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 282
Views: 14283

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

C's in a good spot -- 33-10, their next 10 really aren't that tough. #17 Philly in England, #16 NO at home - Davis out with ankle injury could be back, #17 Philly at home, #29 Orlando at home, #28 LAL on road, #19 LAC on road - Blake injured against with concussion but DTD, #1 GSW on road, #14 Denve...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 282
Views: 14283

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

C's are so frustrating yet also so exciting to watch. Talk about a range of emotions last night -- And it was also nice to see Harden meltdown in the clutch - He had a terrible 2nd half and while I respect his talents, his demeanor is so Lebron-esque and it drives me absolutely insane. Also some ter...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rod Carri has Passed Away
Replies: 118
Views: 5473

Re: Rod Carri has Passed Away

I never knew of RodfromCranston until December of 2013. The Big East was being ripped apart and there was a lot of chatter about what the fallout would look like. From the A10/BE angle, someone had directed me to check out this newer URI site, KeaneyBlue. Being the type of person I am, I jumped writ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 282
Views: 14283

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Fantastic win and finish for the C's tonite....10-4 run in the last 27 seconds to steal one (that they should have won earlier) Early in the season, they were the team that got down big early and clawed back late to win the game ... Last few nights, they've been unbelievable in the 1st quarter to g...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 2495

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

Why not a package deal with URI , Dayton, VCU and Davidson joining the Big East after next season. Marquette Creighton, Xavier and Depaul would gain a closer opponent in Dayton, and Georgetown would pick up VCU. I know the Big East definitely wants to expand. Providence Seton Hall and St. Johns wou...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?
Replies: 109
Views: 2495

Re: Hampton Univ and A-10 talked about membership?

AAC would make sense for URI from a competition standpoint but.... Their TV deal really isn't all that great, nowhere near what the BE schools make....which would impact a school like URI a lot due to what would be a huge increase in travel costs....the AAC has a huge geographical area to cover. I ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News
Replies: 1450
Views: 111729

Re: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News

Billy Baron was in the news today, being quoted in an article titled "What are LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Getting Themsleves Into In Lithuania?" Former American players say the rural Lithuanian town where the two teens have signed to play is like living on a farm. No restaurants, no malls, b...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 110
Views: 3463

Re: Attendance- Perspective

% capacity is the standard used across all sports to compare attendances because it normalizes for arena capacity. Unless you think the Red Sox have mediocre attendance because they only draw 38k a game. Well I think that's a pretty lousy comparison -- If URI was selling out the Ryan Center every n...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 110
Views: 3463

Re: Attendance- Perspective

% capacity is the standard used across all sports to compare attendances because it normalizes for arena capacity. Unless you think the Red Sox have mediocre attendance because they only draw 38k a game. Well I think that's a pretty lousy comparison -- If URI was selling out the Ryan Center every n...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 110
Views: 3463

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Not for nothing, but who cares about attendance percentage unless comparing to one's own performance YOY? The way you talk about attendance percentage, you would think URI is this small private school that produces only 200 graduates per year rather than the roughly 4,500 under/post graduates every ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 110
Views: 3463

Re: Attendance- Perspective

It's ok, you did only go to PC. Last year, URI was you best OOC attendance by 4000 people. And if you remove that 1 game, your OOC average attendance was 4,900 I'm sorry I didn't see anywhere where it specifically talked about OOC scheduling ... I'm pretty sure the OP said, and let me quote "B...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Attendance- Perspective
Replies: 110
Views: 3463

Re: Attendance- Perspective

Besides PC barely getting over 4K when opponents not in the top 30 nationally come to town and Uconn struggling mightily at the gate as well. Just out of curiosity, where was this number fabricated from? Since we are dealing with the here and now, PC has played 1 Top 30 team at home this season, Mi...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 585
Views: 11319

Re: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM

It was a disappointing loss in possibly our last opportunity to get a quadrant 1 win. Consider me interested -- per RPI Forecast ... To date ... Quadrant 1: 1-3 (at Nevada, vs. Seton Hall, vs. Virginia, at Alabama) Quadrant 2: 1-0 (Providence) Quadrant 3: 1-0 (UNC Asheville) Quadrant 4: 2-0 (Holy C...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14763

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

PC has talent, for sure. Diallo and Young are, good, too, which makes the win that much more satisfying. When/if they learn to play defense, they will be tough to beat. I gotta say...really loving Friar fans saying they own this in the future like Fatts, Jeff, and langevine are going anywhere...and...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14763

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

http://www.friartv.com/?m=1 https://youtu.be/ePO1iO09h9o Highly recommended to download this YouTube copy to your computer as there is no guarantee it stays available online if there is a copyright claim against the channel. 4K Downloader is a Free program for Mac or Windows that easily allows you t...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 553
Views: 14763

Re: 12/2 | Providence Friars | 5:00PM (CBSSN)

reef wrote:Last year we got the NCAA tournament off DH back this year we get the PC monkey off his back
URI 76-72


Thank you for being generous ... I'll score this bout URI 74, PC 61, close until the 10 minute mark of the 2nd half, URI goes on a run to pull away. Hope I'm wrong :D
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 663
Views: 29055

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

A 1 point head to head win on a neutral floor won’t automatically place Rhode Island over seton hall in the polls. Not all other factors between those teams are equal. To say Seton Hall’s overall body of work is clearly better than URI’s is a stretch. Given that the overall body of work of the 2 te...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 663
Views: 29055

Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

I think beating Seton Hall without EC and Langevine made the win less credible in the eyes of the AP voters. Based on their voting (SH 26, URI 37), the win was viewed more as a fluke instead of URI’s short handed team is better than Seton Hall. Maybe if we had beat them full strength, voters wouldv...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 282
Views: 14283

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I'd hope we'd all agree that the roster is definitely more dynamic than it was at this time last year, and not just that but basically everyone on the roster has the potential of improvements (some more significant than others) in the coming years. That said, at this point, they are probably 2 piece...

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