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Good to see the video room getting some use, and great to see the team hard at work. Should be a better season than last year.
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What happened to Charise Wilson? 2 games played, 2 starts and 4 points. Is she being disciplined or is she hurt? Thought she was our best player???
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I don't remember seeing her during the season opener, thought it was weird
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Punished, heard she got suspended for the first game for fighting a teammate and then got kicked off the team later for another issue.
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Kicked off the team? As in OFF the team? Or multi-game suspension.

Looking into it, her last game was Nov 17 vs Samford where she went 0-10 from the field for 1 point.

She is still on the GoRhody roster, but has not played a minute since that game.
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Weird. Absolutely nothing official about it anywhere...
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Not saying this is her fault, but I heard there were chemistry issues with the women's team last year. Heard about it in March and my impression was it was a year long thing. If she was kicked off the team it seems things haven't gotten better like it was hoped.
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I hate to say it but I think the program is not turning around...I had high hopes we would be competitive this year....
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Losing top player is not helpful.
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There's no reason URI should be worse than Bryant.
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What could she have possibly done that was so bad? She wasn’t arrested..... it’s her senior year and by far and away our best player and she gets kicked off the team? I really like coach Laforce but this program has not shown any signs of coming back to life.
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Rhody WBB lost to D-II Southern Connecticut at home this afternoon.
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I was high on Coach LaForce when she started and her first season was promising yet that promise has come and gone. With her salary being I believe the 2nd highest for a head coach within URI athletics, she has yet to show anything that warrants it. When does Thorr throw in the towel???
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It seems that the offense is non-existent.......Horrible shooting percentages.
Defense is decent, but in basketball the team that scores the most points wins.......I think !

LaForce seems to have brought in more size and talent, but they are net meshing yet.
Wilson was the star and point guard[mostly]. That was a key loss.

There are some young and promising players. I would hope we see some real improvement the rest of the way this year.
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CTRamfan wrote:LaForce seems to have brought in more size and talent, but they are net meshing yet.


Agreed, the game I saw you could tell the players are better skill-wise but together they seem lost on offense.

CTRamfan wrote:I would hope we see some real improvement the rest of the way this year.


I would be surprised to see them beat their conference record from last year. Can't be a whole lot of confidence with this team, looking at their record, they haven't been competitive in most of their games against teams less that aren't A10 caliber opponents. Got to wonder when that seat gets warm?
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It has to be feeling warm now.......The law of averages are .500.

I'm wondering if it isn't team speed. Conditioning takes a year or so at this level.
Like the men's game, the play has been quicker with D1 WBB. Maybe her style/system is not adapting to what is needed in the A10 in 2018?
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How do you give up 116 in a women's game?
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This is LaForce's 3rd year.....the way this is going......how many years left on her contract?

Yuck.
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http://www.providencejournal.com/sports ... rogram.ece

"The 41-year-old native of Brooklyn, N.Y. has signed a five-year deal with a base salary of $170,000 that will go up $5,000 for each of the next three years, according to Bjorn. Pending a one-year positive review after the first season, her contract “will automatically roll over for one more year, making it a six-year deal,” he said. There is also the possibility for other bonus incentives."

Three more years apparently. I like her a lot as well but this doesn't seem to be a team or program trending upward. Also that's a ridiculously high salary given the results and considering that I believe Raph Cerrato was started at something like 70k, and he's won us an A10 championship AND a tourney game on national television.
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rambone 78 wrote:This is LaForce's 3rd year.....the way this is going......how many years left on her contract?

Yuck.


Isn't this year 4? Or am I mistaken?
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116....

One hundred......plus 16 more.....
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Dre3000 wrote:
rambone 78 wrote:This is LaForce's 3rd year.....the way this is going......how many years left on her contract?

Yuck.


Isn't this year 4? Or am I mistaken?

Correct - 4th year

2014-15: 17-13 (8-8)
2015-16: 12-18 (5-11)
2016-17: 6-23 (2-14)
2017-18: 2-13 (0-2)
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Wow...another 20 + loss season coming.....my guess is she's got one more year after this one unless there is a big turnaround.

Her 4th year....time flies....
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Apparently the coach herself agrees?

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Wow how’s that happen? Either the previous coach’s recruits were decent and her recruits stink or she’s crushing this program.
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rambone 78 wrote:Wow...another 20 + loss season coming.....my guess is she's got one more year after this one unless there is a big turnaround.

Her 4th year....time flies....

No kidding. I also didn't realize she had one winning season in eight while at Northeastern. It's somewhat surprising to me how much our women's team has struggled over the years. In the past 10 years, we've had multiple seasons where we've won only a single conference game.
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On the negative side: record had gotten worse every year
2014-15: 17-13 (8-8)
2015-16: 12-18 (5-11)
2016-17: 6-23 (2-14)
2017-18: 2-13 (0-2)

On the positive side:
Nicole Jorgensen 6'5", is only a Sophomore, and in her final three games of the regular season last year, Nicole averaged 17.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per contest. She got A10 Rookie of the year the 2 consecutive weeks at the end of the season - her Freshman year
URI started off 2-0 beating NYIT(Exhibition) and UMASS-Lowell but then Nicole was injured and missed the next 4 games.
Yesterday at Davidson URI lost 77-67 but Nicole had 25 points on 10-19 FGs and 5 rebounds in 30 minutes. Last 4 games she has had 5,4,4,4 Fouls so if she can reduce her fouls and play more minutes she can be more valuable.

Davida Dale has transferred to URI from Syracuse. She is sitting out this season and will join the team next year. She is a very good player and was ranked in the Top 100. URI recruited her hard but she chose Syracuse, now has returned to her home state. She will most certainly be in the starting line up next season.

Maia Moffitt starts and is only a Freshman. She had 10 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists vs Davidson yesterday

Abby Streeter starts and is only a Freshman. She is an excellent 3 point shooter She had 9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists vs Davidson

Marta Vargas, from Portugal, is only a Freshman. She had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists vs Davidson

Several other players are young also and contributing

Unfortunately Charise Wilson is no longer playing. Charise was 3rd Team A10 last season and picked preseason 2nd team for this year. So URI lost their potential star player.
Charise started every game of her career at URI but her shooting statistics dropped each year
Freshman: 16.1 ppg in 30 games, 32.3% on three pointers, 74.4% FT
Sophomore: 17.2 ppg in 30 games, 31.7% on three pointers, 69.3% FT
Junior: 19.1 ppg in 22 games, 30.9% on three pointers, 62.2% FT

This season:
NYIT (Exhibition): 30 minutes, 3-14 FG, 0-4 on 3FG, 3-3 FT, 9 points
UMASS Lowell: Did not play
Minnesota: 32 minutes, 2-12 FG, 2-7 on 3FG, 1-2 FT, 7 points
Samford: 19 minutes, 0-10 FG, 0-3 on 3FG, 1-2 FT, 1 point
has not played since

These things happen in College Basketball.

URI is a very young team with some good players. Davida Dale will bring a lot to this team next season. The youth is encouraging.

They need a strong recruiting class and the current players must continue to improve next season
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Unread postby SGreenwell » 1 week ago

Ramster, I don't disagree with your sentiments there, but I'm also not sure what evidence there is that La-Force can nurture that talent. As you mentioned, Wilson has regressed as a player. Is that because defenses are focused on her because of the overall talent is down? (And if the overall talent is down, that's kind of on La-Force.) Is it because her game has atrophied because of her own actions or injuries? Or is La-Force not getting the most out of her? I'd think that La-Force is on the hot seat for the rest of this year, and if she lasts the year, she probably has to show substantial improvement in 2018-19 to make it to the end of her contract.
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Good questions SG, I agree with you. She has this season and then 2 more after this on her contract. I don't see Thor moving her out with 2 seasons left, 1 at the most, based on what he had done and not done in the past.
So she gets this season, recruiting for next season (with Davida Dale coming in and no seniors playing significant roles this year so everyone back), then next season. My guess is she shows enough improvement next season that she gets at least the 6th year to further prove herself and the program. May not be what we all want and expect, but my guess is that is the way it plays out. Dale will be an instant starter imho
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SGreenwell wrote:Ramster, I don't disagree with your sentiments there, but I'm also not sure what evidence there is that La-Force can nurture that talent. As you mentioned, Wilson has regressed as a player. Is that because defenses are focused on her because of the overall talent is down? (And if the overall talent is down, that's kind of on La-Force.) Is it because her game has atrophied because of her own actions or injuries? Or is La-Force not getting the most out of her? I'd think that La-Force is on the hot seat for the rest of this year, and if she lasts the year, she probably has to show substantial improvement in 2018-19 to make it to the end of her contract.


Just curious, has URI ever fired a coach mid-season (any sport)?
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:
SGreenwell wrote:Ramster, I don't disagree with your sentiments there, but I'm also not sure what evidence there is that La-Force can nurture that talent. As you mentioned, Wilson has regressed as a player. Is that because defenses are focused on her because of the overall talent is down? (And if the overall talent is down, that's kind of on La-Force.) Is it because her game has atrophied because of her own actions or injuries? Or is La-Force not getting the most out of her? I'd think that La-Force is on the hot seat for the rest of this year, and if she lasts the year, she probably has to show substantial improvement in 2018-19 to make it to the end of her contract.


Just curious, has URI ever fired a coach mid-season (any sport)?


Not that I know of
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URI lost to VCU at the Ryan Center tonight 61-49.
Highlights included
- Nicole Jorgensen (6'5" Sophomore) 16 points 9 rebounds in 22 minutes of play. 7-11 FG plus 4 steals. She had only 3 fouls so not sure why she only played 22 minutes

- Maia Moffitt (5'10" Freshman) 11 points with 3-5 on 3FGs, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 36 minutes

Vargas, Moffitt and Streeter are all Freshmen and in the starting lineup
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Unread postby CTRamfan » 1 week ago

Yup...............4 freshman, 4 sophomore, and 2 juniors in the rotation. [10+ minutes in conference play]
.....Add Dale next year, and there should be a big improvement.
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Unread postby Phen Egap » 1 week ago

It’s to bad a talented group of young kids grinding it out to an empty Ryan Center, my heart goes out to these kids.
Can’t we get a few more seats filled? My hope is that after this season we return tougher and more seasoned, with a big chip on our shoulders.
Go Rhody!
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Lost 92-53 today at home to George Mason. Not a good performance today. Too many turnovers. 30 in all and many of them just from poor passing.
Outrebounded 51-30.
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Omg wth with our womens basketball, that's atrocious.
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