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by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/30 | UMass Minutemen | 6:30PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 212
Views: 3759

Re: 1/30 | UMass Minutemen | 6:30PM (CBSSN)

0-10 and undermanned St Johns up vs #6 Xavier with less than 9 minutes to go. Sound familiar. Conference play, shit happens.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody Article from The Athletic
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: Rhody Article from The Athletic

Agreed. Been a subscriber all season.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/30 | UMass Minutemen | 6:30PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 212
Views: 3759

Re: 1/30 | UMass Minutemen | 6:30PM (CBSSN)

I don’t understand the references to “hero ball” we assisted on 73% of our made baskets tonight. A great number. Dan’s biggest job is keeping this team on edge and these types of games, while painstaking for fans, help him do that. No one is walking through their conference winning all games in runa...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30157

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

im with Rambone and believe a 7 is most likely unless we run the table thru the A10 finals. Or maybe 1 loss. ANything more and we are a 7 which im ok with.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: These are the good times.
Replies: 114
Views: 4373

Re: These are the good times.

Stan is Rhody’s version of Shane Battier. Does everything pretty well, does the little things, is a lock down defender and takes the most charges on the team.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/30 | UMass Minutemen | 6:30PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 212
Views: 3759

Re: 1/30 | UMass Minutemen | 6:30PM (CBSSN)

Agree with DC and generally the law of averages kick in. So if they have been mediocre in last 4 expect them to play much better on their home court for a game they will be amped about. We are the hunted, like with duqeusne we should expect everyone’s best shot. Conversely our team can become compla...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #12 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 3883

Re: Week #12 - Games of Interest

With our bigs, in Dan's system, it is 100% about their ability to defend...and specifically their ability to defend the high pick n roll and awareness in rotations. Our entire defense is predicated by that. It's why he was hesitant to ever play Berry even though he knew he had great hands and could ...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 660
Views: 28819

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

Seth Davis about to post his ballot. He’s usually a Rhody fan so I expect him to have us higher than most others.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 660
Views: 28819

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

I’d be shocked if we are in the teens. Don’t see us moving needle that much with wins against Fordham and Duquesne. I think winning at UMass and VCU this week would move us up significantly, simply bc of the name value VCU has with voters.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #12 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 3883

Re: Week #12 - Games of Interest

We have a 2-headed interior solution, 1 can give us offense and eat space/fouls. The other can play above the rim and rebound with elite athletes if he can stay out of foul trouble. Nova the #1 team in the country lacks inside depth. It’s not like there was an allotment of great bigs ready to come t...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #12 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 3883

Re: Week #12 - Games of Interest

It’s been a catastrophic series of events to put the league in such a crap place this year - coaching changes at 2 flagship programs, both Philly teams under performing (tho St Joes can blame injuries again), Bonnies underperforming, St Louis with promising young guys but still a year or two away, s...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 PA SG - Tyrese Martin (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 187
Views: 12746

Re: '18 PA SG - Tyrese Martin (URI Signed LOI)

It’s like all we get these days is really positive news on this board. What happened?!?
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #12 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 3883

Re: Week #12 - Games of Interest

Duquesne is much better than GW tho. GW and Fordham probably have the lowest talent in league rt now.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NY Post Hurley Article
Replies: 102
Views: 3184

Re: Hurley Article

That element of creating a legacy, going where no man has gone before at URI, is our #1 selling point over obvious powerhouses. Keeping up with, and ahead of his ambitions, is our challenge. Hoping we can make it impossible to leave because these last 2 seasons have been a lot of fun.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #12 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 3883

Re: Week #12 - Games of Interest

I think I’ll Be there too.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #12 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 3883

Re: Week #12 - Games of Interest

Khris Lane...remember him? goes for 25 and 12 in VCU's win today.....whatever has happened to Preston? I guess we missed on that one.... UMass....have they quit? St. Joes loses to Penn and the natives want Phil fired..... Dayton shits the bed against St. Lou....... Lane wouldn’t have played a lick ...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/27 | Duquesne Dukes | 12PM (NBCSN)
Replies: 274
Views: 5180

Re: 1/27 | Duquesne Dukes | 12PM (NBCSN)

Unbelievable. Jarvis and Cyril with HUGE minutes in this game when things were dire. EC comes alive for 8 minutes. On to the next one.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: THE EARLY LINE URI VS DUQUESNE
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: THE EARLY LINE URI VS DUQUESNE

What that says is that Duquesne's 5-3 record is a soft 5-3. They will play down to the lower middle of the league when its all said and done I suspect.
We should cruise tomorrow.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Bill Koch on With Gresh Talking URI
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: Bill Koch on With Gresh Talking URI

The idea of Gresh talking about hoops is laughable, but I digress. Good to see the bandwagon is filling up with front runners. All pub is good pub.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Remaining 5 Home Games
Replies: 33
Views: 962

Re: Remaining 5 Home Games

Imagine if we had a statewide branding campaign going on simultaneous to this on court performance. Hearts and minds.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Which URI "All Star" Team Would Be Best from the NCAAT Era
Replies: 95
Views: 1408

Re: Which URI "All Star" Team Would Be Best from the NCAAT Era

Did someone just pick a Dowtin over Tyson in a head to head. As they say on Sunday Countdown, c’mon man. I love me some Jefe, but Tyson was special. One of the best we ever had.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Remaining 5 Home Games
Replies: 33
Views: 962

Re: 1/27 Duquesne Dukes Noon (Sold Out)

They are going to get run. I'd expect a line very similar to Fordham. People are looking at their record and taking too much from it...the league is bad.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)
Replies: 1090
Views: 59232

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (URI Signed LOI)

You have to love reading "high motor and IQ" -- which most articles on him tend to say. Also his ability to stretch from 3 to 5 speaks to his ball skills, which is rare for a freshman big entering the A10 (usually raw on offensive side). He sounds a lot like a Justin Tillman type. Hope he ...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Which URI "All Star" Team Would Be Best from the NCAAT Era
Replies: 95
Views: 1408

Re: Which URI "All Star" Team Would Be Best from the NCAAT Era

This is tough...no matter the era, you would be hard pressed to find 3 better players to compliment each other on a fantasy team than Silk Owens, Tommy Garrick and Kenny Green. The latter is easily the best pure post player we have had at URI in my time watching the team (mid 80s). Silk was slightly...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/24 | Fordham Rams | 7PM
Replies: 219
Views: 4529

Re: 1/24 | Fordham Rams | 7PM

Forget the NYC representation. I live here, no one cares about college hoops unless the team is playing in the Top 20. St John's gets half a page in the Post for game recaps, and very little coverage beyond that...Fordham gets a 3 sentence blurb. In today's day and age the NYC media market, specific...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/24 | Fordham Rams | 7PM
Replies: 219
Views: 4529

Re: 1/24 | Fordham Rams | 7PM

Drop Fordham and Duquesne. As much as I think Dambrot will be a good hire for them don't see either with the desire to compete at top of conference. Addition by subtraction. Easily could lump Lasalle in with that group, despite a nice run a few years ago and while they have attracted talent, facilit...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody Swag - Share Your Best Ram Gear!
Replies: 69
Views: 1601

Re: 1/24 | Fordham Rams | 7PM

I have Cuttino's game jersey but can't quite say how I got it :)
Given he is a foot taller than me it just doesn't fit right, but it may have to get cut and tailored so I can wear it for NCAAs.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 1/20 | Dayton Flyers | 1:00PM (CBSSN)
Replies: 214
Views: 4707

Re: 1/20 | Dayton Flyers | 1:00PM (CBSSN)

I'll say this much...Greek Freak's little brother is gonna be one of the all timers in the A10 when he's done. You can see the abundance of skill and athleticism, he just needs to put it all together. There were times where he took the game over and did whatever he wanted on both ends, and he's sti...
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Keaney Blue Forum Traffic crashing system
Replies: 49
Views: 1731

Re: Keaney Blue Forum Traffic crashing system

Kim Kardashian on the cover of Paper Magazine breaks the internet
Rhody ranked in late January breaks Keaney Blue
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #12 - Games of Interest
Replies: 148
Views: 3883

Re: Week #12 - Games of Interest

As a Div 1 athlete, with all the resources around you and all the chaperoning that goes on, it takes hard work to become ineligible 2nd semester. You almost never see that.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 660
Views: 28819

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

So much is based on legacy and history versus today, the eye test, and really getting inside the numbers to dissect wins from losses and the state of the teams when you beat them. Gonzaga and Xavier are good case in point. Both very strong programs, with good not great teams this year. Both have bee...
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 660
Views: 28819

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

Andy Katz puts us at #12!!! in his Power 36. "But it's about time URI got it's due. This team has deep March potential."
But what does he know, he has only covered the sport for 20 years. Further validates what some were saying last week about our very own local voter. Go Rhody!
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: These are the good times.
Replies: 114
Views: 4373

Re: These are the good times.

He has over delivered on his word if you ask me.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 660
Views: 28819

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

Rothstein has us at 20.
Davis at 23.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Week #11 - Games of Interest
Replies: 99
Views: 2912

Re: Week #11 - Games of Interest

I hope the NY/NJ alumni shows up in force for this one...we generally don't play great in that high school gym, let's hope this year that's not the case.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 660
Views: 28819

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

Nice blurb about Dan in today's NY Post by Zach Braziller. He calls our team "tenacious, deep and soaring" and then says we should be ranked if pollsters were paying attention. Also says Dan will be a popular guy this offseason. Nothing we don't know.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 660
Views: 28819

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

Seth Davis just submitted his vote...Nevada at 22, Rhody at 23.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18
Replies: 660
Views: 28819

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

Very yuck. St joe, Lasalle, Dayton and VCU in particular all performed below expectation. For context the year EC got hurt, and we struggled mightily at times and we were super young I believe our KenPom was still in the 80s. Nobody did us any favors this year.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 178
Views: 5846

Re: Projo Fairness

They may still find their way in, but they don’t have the talent depth in their program that Xavier has. When you are forced to put in a transfer from Adelphi (Div 2) it’s getting thin. I think they will lose a few now without Krampelj, maybe they will still limp in like last year after losing their...
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30157

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

It’s a great town. That would be fun. A lot better than sacramento!
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30157

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

No Boise, No Wichita, No problems.
Nashville would be sweet. BBQ, music and Rhody hoops.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Terrell versus Mobley
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Terrell versus Mobley

Very different players. By mid to end of his senior year Cuttino was dam near unstoppable. He had an NBA type game, he could get his shot off no matter how you played him, tight handle and a pure jump shot. He torched Paul Pierce head to head. And as SG says the league was much better. That said Jar...
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 178
Views: 5846

Re: Projo Fairness

Dude these holier than thou, 3 paragraph soap box tirades where you position yourself as the Godfather of URI fandom is getting tired. Speaking for myself, I watch dozens of hoops games a week and am very well reasoned and informed with the state of the program so I don't need a lecture on perspect...
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 Bracketology
Replies: 730
Views: 30157

Re: 2017-18 Bracketology

Agree with that - small conference champions will not have the athleticism to match up with us.
Certain mid-level P5 teams will, and if they get hot that can pose a much bigger threat than Tennessee-Chattanoga, or say Iona :)
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 178
Views: 5846

Re: Projo Fairness

"PC has been a better overall team playing in a better conference than us for the better part of 2 decades. They kept winning when we weren't doing shit. Just because we finally arrived at the party doesn't mean the world has to bend to our will." AND URI has been a better overall team for...
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 178
Views: 5846

Re: Projo Fairness

RhodyJay for the win!
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 178
Views: 5846

Re: Projo Fairness

Dude these holier than thou, 3 paragraph soap box tirades where you position yourself as the Godfather of URI fandom is getting tired. Speaking for myself, I watch dozens of hoops games a week and am very well reasoned and informed with the state of the program so I don't need a lecture on perspecti...
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 178
Views: 5846

Re: Projo Fairness

Nova fairly ranked. Xavier is a Top 20 not Top 10 team. Hall and PC are next best. After that you have 3 teams that are not special (Butler, Creighton, Marquette) and then 3 shit teams in their basement. This isn’t last year’s BE.
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Projo Fairness
Replies: 178
Views: 5846

Re: Projo Fairness

And pump the brakes in pumping up Creighton. Without their big Krampelj who is out for the season they are an NIT team. Watch how many games they now lose. Good win for PC but teams like Creighton, Butler are pumped up by guys like KMac and now by our own fans. Butler starts a GW transfer, yesterday...
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: These are the good times.
Replies: 114
Views: 4373

Re: These are the good times.

This keeps going and the court will be named for him one day. Spot on Ramulous, he has taken the program to new heights and moreso than any other time they don’t feel fleeting. We have had great teams, never a great program, this is new territory. Set up for success long term. And it’s all been buil...

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