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by mstyles22
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 584
Views: 7940

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

Same type of game, same result. This might as well be the Valpo loss, Nebraska loss, Georgia Tech loss, etc... We can look at the macro... - Size disadvantage (my wife who is not a hoops guru said "Their guys are bigger than yours") - Wasted possessions - Questionable game plan (Why not fi...
by mstyles22
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 584
Views: 7940

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

Also, despite being a P5 school this is not an intimidating crowd or place to play.
by mstyles22
4 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 12/6 | Alabama Crimson Tide | 8:00PM
Replies: 584
Views: 7940

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

First Half Observations... Negatives: - We can't throw it in the ocean. Some quality looks too. - As soon as we get a run going Bama realizes they can get a deep entry pass and easily score inside. Why they haven't figured out that this should be their offense all the time? I'm not sure but I'm not ...
by mstyles22
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/24 | Virginia Cavaliers | 7:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 239
Views: 5423

Re: 11/24 | Virginia Cavaliers | 7:30PM (ESPNU)

Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend so far, I'm a little late to the party but here are my thoughts... Pros: - At some point in the 2nd half, when it was clear that JT couldn't put the team on his back again (and it's not fair or realistic to think he can do that every game until EC come...
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

I don't know if last years run lengthened my fuse but I feel like we just lost to a Top #25 team on the road. We played a garbage 1st half and they benefited from some ridiculous sequences, most notably the prayer off-balance 3 from 30 feet with the shot clock at 1 and a half dozen missed layups. Ba...
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

LOTTA contact on that take. Again, I'm cool with the no call of it's both ways...which it hasn't been all game.
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

For those not watching let me give you the sequence... - Nevada his a 3 to go up 6 - JT hits a 3 to respond to cut it to 3 - Nevada dribbles out clock like they're the 1986 Georgetown Hoyas and a dude throws up a prayer that somehow goes in. Back up 6. - EC gets killed on the way to the hoop, no fou...
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Is Game #2 too early to say I miss Hass and wish Harris was here already?
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

JT will dominate the A-10 if he plays like he has in the 2nd half this year.
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

It's #24 vs EC and JT. All 3 are balling out.

No foul underneath there?

JD has personally given them 8 points off of bad shots, missed FT's and turnovers.

Is it safe to say if we don't see Tertsea and ML in a game like this that we probably never will?
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Cream starting to rise boys! Let's go!
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

It's Alpha time for JT and EC.

Preston looked like he wanted no part of being at the line there. Welcome to D1 hoops on the road.

I'll tell you what, I wouldn't mind if these guys started bricking more FT's...
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

A sloppy game benefits us. Let's keep it going.

I'll say it once more and maybe it'll come true...

Stop chasing the ball on defense and creating space for them inside. If they make a few 3's...then go back to it. But at least try.
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

They're not even looking for perimeter shots and why should they? Stop inviting the screen and roll and put bodies in passing lanes.
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Holy bail out.

We should throw away the on ball defense for a few possessions and see if these guys can make shots.
by mstyles22
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)
Replies: 375
Views: 6059

Re: 11/13 | Nevada Wolf Pack | 11:30PM (ESPNU)

Hey Rhody Fam! Good to be back after a magical run last season. As per my usual, first half observations... Positives: - I like our conditioning. We'll find out shortly but I like our chances with a faster pace in the 2nd half. I feel they had no legs at the end of longer sequences. - So many guys o...
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1588
Views: 52038

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

On the heels of a championship game screw job, 1-point OT loss to Michigan in '89, Seton Hall recruited 2 of the top 3 players from the consensus #1 High School team in the country (St Anthony's coached by Bob Hurley Sr.) for the incoming class: Terry Dehere and Jerry Walker. The 3rd player named Bo...
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1588
Views: 52038

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Being a Jersey guy and growing up 10 minutes from Seton Hall, perhaps I'm overvaluing the whole "Jersey" thing. But I do know that Dan is very proud of his home state and reveres his father. So I don't discount the location. Aside from being his alma mater, that is also THE NJ basketball j...
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1588
Views: 52038

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

If Dan stays and it turns out he did indeed turn down GTown, I think the only job he would leave for in the near-term would be Seton Hall. So let's keep our fingers crossed that Willard stays there for a long time and that program keeps progressing as well.
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1588
Views: 52038

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Sounds like Hurley to G-Town is picking up more steam. So for the near-term... Best case: Dan comes back to Kingston for at least next season and the program continues to build momentum Neutral case: Dan leaves, Rhody hires Preston (IMO he's the most logical fit AND he can recruit) Worst case: Dan l...
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44810

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

I'd be thrilled if Rhody could become a serious "northeast mid-major" that contends for the conference title every season. Like I've said before, all of the bones are there... - A great arena and improving facilities - Close to recruiting hotbeds all over the northeast - Proof that we can ...
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44810

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Also, my early bold prediction for next year is for Terrell to be in the A-10 POY conversation as much as, if not more than EC.
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44810

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Big questions for the rotation next year. Let's start with the bad news, is one of the potential starters for next year even on the team yet? Can we really go with a combo of Jarvis/Jeff, 3 guards (EC, JT and Stan) and CL? Does Akele slide into that spot simply because he's taller with Stan coming o...
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: What Are Your Gameday Routines?
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: What Are Your Gameday Routines?

So right before the start of the 2nd half the B101 feed on iHeart radio switches to 80's music. Probably a horrible omen but because I'm a superstitious lunatic I sat am watched the entire 2nd half on mute while songs like "PYT" "When Doves Cry" and "if you like Pina Coladas...
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 455
Views: 10526

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

Was anyone else hoping JT took a shot instead of passing there? To me, that was the game. The ball with a tie game under a minute and we gave it away. College hoops is suuuuuuuch a grind. There are so many twists and turns. It's both exhilarating and infuriating. History will look back kindly on thi...
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 455
Views: 10526

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

The no charge was bad. And Brooks got the Jordan/LeBron treatment all game. I mean the guy is going to be cashing large NBA checks one day but it was Dorsey that beat us. Kid hit some huge shots. Honestly, it sucks BIG time but America got an education on Rhody hoops. I'm in San Antonio for a confer...
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 455
Views: 10526

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

Time to dig deep. You knew that was coming, it came. Now counter punch.
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 455
Views: 10526

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

My B101 iheart app suddenly turned to shitty 80's music!! Wtf?!
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 455
Views: 10526

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

First half observations... - If for some reason you weren't convinced this team was special, that counter punch to close the half is all you need to see. - Another game, another player steps up. In this case Cyril and Stan pick up the slack for Hass being in foul trouble. - Great leadership and pois...
by mstyles22
8 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS
Replies: 428
Views: 11592

Re: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS

First half observations... - D came to play. Late on a few close outs and a few lapses at the end of the half, but the effort is tremendous. Keep it up. - 3's weren't going down at all until KI hit a few. I think EC and Jared will start getting theirs. - Hard to complain about the effort but kind of...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WATCH PARTY IN NEWPORT WITH MASTA ACE!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: WATCH PARTY IN NEWPORT WITH MASTA ACE!!!

"I got a sound I want the whole world to listen to."

This is great. I can't make it but I'll have "Take a Look Around" playing pre-game.
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: What Are Your Gameday Routines?
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: What Are Your Gameday Routines?

Great stuff from everyone. I too pace around. And yell. When Stan had the block to send the Davidson game I fell to my knees and scared my wife. I also yelled "Oh shit!" very loudly following the EC dunk and I'm pretty sure the neighbors heard. My wife (a UNLV alum) is a converted Rhody fa...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: What Are Your Gameday Routines?
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

What Are Your Gameday Routines?

Some people might say, "Huh? I just watch." And that's fine. But since many of us are spread around the county, I'm just interested to hear how everyone cheers on the Rams. Those who attend games and especially the superstitious natives like me, haha. In addition to being on the west coast...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Someone Is a GOD! (A10 Championship Game on YouTube)
Replies: 39
Views: 2465

Re: Someone Is a GOD! (game is on youtube)

Soooo good. My favorite part in Don clearly getting emotional as the buzzer sounds. I love how he says "we". You know this win and step that the program took means so much to him.
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Who is the most improved player on this team?
Replies: 32
Views: 993

Re: Who is the most improved player on this team?

I went with Jeff as well. PG is such a key position and he handled himself incredibly well for a Freshman. He's really good at using his size and length to create spacing on mid-range jumpers and drives. A day will come when the Rams will look to Jeff to be the #2 or #3 scoring option and I think he...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 900
Views: 44810

The 2017-2018 Season

What?! Haha. Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying the HELL out of this run. But I'm still curious to know what some of you think about potential line-ups and what the roster might look like next season. If this is way too early to be discussing and you think I'm taking away from the enjoyment of the pre...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #34: Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri March 17, 4:30pm ET on TBS
Replies: 428
Views: 11592

Re: Game #34 - Creighton (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 64) - Fri., March 17, time TBD

I travel to the area all the time for work. I haven't looked at flight yet, but try Santa Rosa, Oakland or SFO. You'll still have to rent a car a drive 2 hours but if it saves you money, let me know. And if anyone truly is going that route, let me know and I'll see what I can do to potentially help ...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Selection show
Replies: 108
Views: 2876

Re: Selection show

Only a 1 hour and 20 minute flight for me. Easy to get there from San Diego and I have plenty of Southwest points thru work... Do I leave my pregnant wife with our 16 month old to handle the St. Patty's Day/hoops party we're having with 25+ RSVP'd? Haha, gonna be a tough sell. You bet your ass I'll ...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #33 - VCU - A10 Championship - March 12, 12:30 - CBS
Replies: 363
Views: 6236

Re: Game #33 - VCU - A10 Championship - March 12, 12:30 - CBS

First half observations... - What is there to say, this team wants it and is 20 minutes away. Go get it. - 3 point shooting phenomenonal - I said this during the last VCU game and I'll say it again, they're the Seattle Seahawks. Meaning you can't possibly call every foul so they'll push the limit an...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Whats a good enough season?
Replies: 36
Views: 983

Re: Whats a good enough season?

I remember my junior year of high school thinking I might want to go to Rhody (grew up in north Jersey, far enough but close enough from home) and watching Tyson Wheeler ruin everyone's favorite Cinderella team Valpo in the Sweet 16. Then I remember after already being accepted watching Odom... Then...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Whats a good enough season?
Replies: 36
Views: 983

Re: Whats a good enough season?

Interesting question because the answer changes every year, but for this year and the way this team has played, anything less than an NCAA bid would be a crime. And if I'm allowed a personal stamp, I enrolled at URI in the Fall of '99 which means I've never seen our beloved Rams dance. Close so many...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #32 - Davidson - A10 Semifinal - March 11, 1PM - CBSSN
Replies: 232
Views: 4203

Re: Game #32 - Davidson - A10 Semifinal - March 11, 1PM - CBSSN

First half observations... - Not a bad time to have the best offensive half of the year. Lights out from 3 and we made our free throws! - Everyone getting involved in the scoring. Great job sharing the ball. Really sharp passing and cuts. They played a lot sloppier yesterday. - Clearky Davidson came...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #31: St. Bonaventure - 3/10 @2:30PM - NBCSN
Replies: 280
Views: 4415

Re: Game #31: St. Bonaventure - 3/10 @2:30PM - NBCSN

Why is Nik a turnover machine today?

Remember what I said about us rebounding well...? Not a good start.
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #31: St. Bonaventure - 3/10 @2:30PM - NBCSN
Replies: 280
Views: 4415

Re: Game #31: St. Bonaventure - 3/10 @2:30PM - NBCSN

First half observations... - FREE THROWS!!! Cmon guys! KI is was clearly aiming the ball on his misses. Gotta fix that in the 2nd half. - Save a few lapses I'm very pleased with our perimeter defense. - I probably write this in all of my observations...but keep taking it to the rim! When we probe ag...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 43100

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

Winning tomorrow maintains status quo, meaning we'd still be out. I don't think we'll jump anyone or be jumped.

I still think if we get to the final game we're in. Lose a 3rd time to Dayton? Shit, not feeling good about it.
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2016-17 Bracketology
Replies: 1474
Views: 43100

Re: 2016-17 Bracketology

If Vandy and KState lose tonight (and PC) this would still be a very solid bubble day for Rhody.
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN
Replies: 282
Views: 6626

Re: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN

I don't want to start a new thread for this, but what's up with CT? How does he not see any minutes in a game like today? Hey, it all worked out but if EC, JT and Stan stay out of foul trouble is that it for him? Personally I think he's a great defender and could have helped with Gibbs I've said thi...
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN
Replies: 282
Views: 6626

Re: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN

KI and Hass, 28 rebounds. Shit we're going to miss them next year.
by mstyles22
9 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN
Replies: 282
Views: 6626

Re: Game #30: Davidson Saturday March 4, 6:00PM SENIOR NIGHT ASN

What did I just see? Rhody goes ass over tea kettle and lands on its feet! What a gutty win. Wow. Plot changes throughout. Admit it, we were all waiting for the death blow...but they missed the 3. Stan made a huge play. EC decided "Yeah, I couldn't throw it in the ocean tonight so I'm just gonn...

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