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Unread postby RhowdyRam02 » 2 months ago

URI has moved from 44 to 37 in Lunardi's latest bracket. No longer one of the last four in.
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We must be doing something right then. An 11 seed even at this point. I hope the team sees this and hopefully it'll pump them up.
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Bracket Matrix shows the same.. 11 seed at-large as of Monday night.

http://bracketmatrix.com/
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ATPTourFan wrote:Bracket Matrix shows the same.. 11 seed at-large as of Monday night.

http://bracketmatrix.com/



Dayton is in 53/53 brackets
VCU is in 49/53 brackets
Rhody 35/53 brackets

No other A10 team is in a single bracket.

Will the A10 get 3 teams in?

The Dayton and VCU home games will be HUGE!
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Unread postby reef » 2 months ago

Possibly I think 2 for certain and if things play out right maybe 3
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URI has moved up to a 10 seed playing SMU in Buffalo in Lunardi's latest and isn't considered last four in or a last four bye. Yes, he has us ahead of at least 8 other at large schools, despite what you read on here. A10 is still getting 3 in. Dayton and VCU are 9 seeds.
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BUT WE SUCK!
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I think they really value our roster when at full strength.
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Imagine where we'd be if we just went 2-2 against Dayton, PC, Valpo, Houston...

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NBC CBT has us as a play-in game today.

http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/ ... o-1-seeds/
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ATPTourFan wrote:BUT WE SUCK!


kenpom Rankings:

URI - 33
Dayton - 39
VCU - 46


WE REALLY SUCK!
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Our "good losses" and cincy are huge.
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RoadyJay wrote:
ATPTourFan wrote:BUT WE SUCK!


kenpom Rankings:

URI - 33
Dayton - 39
VCU - 46

WE REALLY SUCK!


Expected RPI as of Thursday
1. Dayton 29.3
2. URI 31.3
3. VCU 38.1
4. Davidson 84.3
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 2 months ago

I'd be fine with a play-in game. Better chance of winning that vs being a last 4 byes. NCAA Credit $ is the same for playing in a play-in game as it is in the Round of 64.

Dayton and VCU have taken full advantage of play-in games and are still enjoying the payouts from that extra NCAA game played.
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I sincerely believe we are at a point where we just need/want to get in. Where/when/who/why shouldn't even matter at this point. Get in once and then build on that and start worrying about the rest.
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So could we hang a banner for a "play in game"? Technically we should right, but I hate that name. It sounds less legitimate.
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Didn't they start calling the play in games the first round or has that been changed back?
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josephski wrote:Didn't they start calling the play in games the first round or has that been changed back?


They have. It's first round
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Yeah it's actually "First Four" now. And then the next round is First Round.
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Rhodymob05 wrote:So could we hang a banner for a "play in game"? Technically we should right, but I hate that name. It sounds less legitimate.


It's still an NCAA tournament game, so I'm sure there will be a banner.
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Lunardi January 12:
Dayton 9
VCU 9
URI 10

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... acketology
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Watching this game I've convinced myself we are definitely not an at large team.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:
Rhodymob05 wrote:So could we hang a banner for a "play in game"? Technically we should right, but I hate that name. It sounds less legitimate.


It's still an NCAA tournament game, so I'm sure there will be a banner.


ha. good one. not.
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The good news is they have a spot available for 2017.
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ATP....I hate to say it but the way they are going.....maybe not.

I'm sure Thorr and Dooley are thrilled.

Hey, but our APR is top 10 in the country! Yay!
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Rhodymob05 wrote:So could we hang a banner for a "play in game"? Technically we should right, but I hate that name. It sounds less legitimate.


NIT seems much more likely, altho, not a given at this point....
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Well there won't be any more discussion of our being in the brackets......so long farewell.
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I am sick and tired waiting 18 years to dance

I am besides myself !!
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Unread postby RoadyJay » 2 months ago

kenpom ranking took a beating... We were 33 prior to tip-off... Now we sit at 44

live-rpi.com has us with a current RPI of 56. It was 46 yesterday.

Expected RPI has not been re-calculated based on last nights games but I'd expect that to go from 31.5 to the high 30's.
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Unread postby scine20 » 2 months ago

CBS has them as the last team in as of today. What a joke. There's no way in hell they'd be in if the season ended today.
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This still applies....

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Our RPI and Kenpom rankings took a big hit with that loss to La Salle, there is no doubt about it. So how do we get back on track? Simple (in explanation anyway)... we now need to win one of the games we are most likely to lose.

rpiforecast is now predicting we will go 12-6 in conference, meaning we will lose 4 more conference games. We need to finish at least 13-5.

Per rpiforecast our most likely losses will come against:
Davidson (A)
Dayton (H)
La Salle (A)
VCU (H)

Before LaSalle we could have afforded losses to all four of these teams. Now we can only afford losses to 3 of these 4. Win one of the 4 games above and you essentially cancel out the La Salle loss.

In Summary:
-Win against UMass (H), Duquesne (A), Richmond (A), Bona (H), GW (H), UMass (A), Fordham (H), GM (A), SJU (A), Davidson (H)
-1 win against any of the following: Davidson (A), Dayton (H), La Salle (A), VCU (H)


Interestingly kenpom views our four most challenging games remaining as:
Richmond (A)
Davidson (A)
George Mason (A)
La Salle (A)
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We play like crap lately and are still a NCAA tourney team but we couldn't get a ticket in years last? Wow
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Keep the hope alive boys and girls we still only have 2 conf lossses
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We are officially out as of now, in the "first four out" category, and get this......Richmond Is IN, over us and a higher seed than VCU. HOW!?
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That won't last either...they will come down to earth at some point.....they are overachieving right now like PC was earlier.
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reef wrote:Keep the hope alive boys and girls we still only have 2 conf lossses


I'm with you...will be at all the home games, plus some roadies and the A10T and hopefully beyond...
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Unread postby PeterRamTime » 2 months ago

Richmond being in shows how winning a bunch of conference game can put you in. Surprisingly.
They had zero good wins in the nonconference.
If we beat Duquesne and Richmond in the next week and half we will be projected to be in.
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PeterRamTime wrote:Richmond being in shows how winning a bunch of conference game can put you in. Surprisingly.
They had zero good wins in the nonconference.
If we beat Duquesne and Richmond in the next week and half we will be projected to be in.



They're in because they are in 1st place in the A10 so they are in as the A10 auto-bid.
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RhodyKyle wrote:
PeterRamTime wrote:Richmond being in shows how winning a bunch of conference game can put you in. Surprisingly.
They had zero good wins in the nonconference.
If we beat Duquesne and Richmond in the next week and half we will be projected to be in.



They're in because they are in 1st place in the A10 so they are in as the A10 auto-bid.


Oh okay
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Richmond will fall back soon they are due for a loss
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No they are in Lunardi's because they are assumed the auto bid as current conference leader.
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Unread postby giovanni » 2 months ago

Well if we have even the slightest chance at a bid, we will have to take care of Richmond in Virginia. Even at this stage, where I am not nearly as high on the Rams as I was in November, I will still not only be surprised and extremely disappointed if we can't take care of Richmond.
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Unread postby reef » 2 months ago

Yes agree that is a big game and we absolutely need to win it
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Still on the First Four Out line as of Lunardi's update this morning.
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Good that we are on the bubble at this time
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URI has moved up to 2nd out in the latest Lunardi bracket.
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A good look at other Non P5 resumes. Super down year all around

https://i.redditmedia.com/eUH1KJQbelj92 ... 4879eab2d8
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Also I dont see VCU's resume being better than ours even right now.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:URI has moved up to 2nd out in the latest Lunardi bracket.


Considering what it has felt like here for the two week stretch beginning with the Dayton game and ending after the UMass game, it could be worse. It's still there for this team if they decide to go get it, but it will not come to them.
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