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Feels like it's time to move on to LaSalle. The Explorers come in to the Ryan Center with a 2-1 record in conference and 8-5 overall. They lost at Dayton by 11 and then beat St. Louis and Duquesne at home in their last two games. They are led in scoring by 6'7" junior B.J Johnson (19.1 PPG) who is in his first year with LaSalle after transferring from Syracuse. He is also their leading rebounder, so clearly he'll be someone we need to focus on. And I am sure most of us are pretty familiar with Jordan Price (17.2 PPG) already as well.

In good news for URI, it has already been reported that both Hassan and Thompson will play Thursday.



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Very different team than last year La Salle is. A real Dark Horse.
We've been able to shut down Jordan Price in the past, but now he's got a lot of weapons around him. This could be pretty tough.
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At some point someone is going to have to get an explanation from Hurley as to why Hassan was chained to the bench down the stretch at Dayton if he is already back to feeling well enough to play. I thought it would eventually come out that he was near death or was going to have his leg amputated, because I literally cannot think of another reason why you would have your most important player sitting next to you while you watched your opponent erase your lead and build one of their own in the single most important game on your schedule as far as your tournament resume is concerned.
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TruePoint wrote:At some point someone is going to have to get an explanation from Hurley as to why Hassan was chained to the bench down the stretch at Dayton if he is already back to feeling well enough to play. I thought it would eventually come out that he was near death or was going to have his leg amputated, because I literally cannot think of another reason why you would have your most important player sitting next to you while you watched your opponent erase your lead and build one of their own in the single most important game on your schedule as far as your tournament resume is concerned.

Protecting him. But if the doctors say he's fully healed and cleared to play, I think there's no excuse for having him sit. Dan said Hass was a shell of himself. I'll take a shell of Hass over any other big we have.
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I think Dan knows that if we lose Hassan for any long stretch....we're done.......so he wanted to make sure he hadn't hurt himself again, or if he had, not to make it worse.......

In retrospect, it could have cost us the game though. Doesn't seem to matter, we never get any breaks however it works out.
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I get protecting him by managing his minutes overall, but did he just forget to save a few minutes for him in the last quarter of the game? That seem unconscionable to me.
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TruePoint wrote:I get protecting him by managing his minutes overall, but did he just forget to save a few minutes for him in the last quarter of the game? That seem unconscionable to me.


I don't think thats it at all, I think it was more of just a decision that was made on the fly based on how Hassan looked out there.
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Maybe Dan thought early on that Hassan could make it thru to the end since he was playing fairly well, but then started to drag in the 2nd half.....

Anyway, it was unfortunate...and it's over with.....hindsight is always 20-20.....
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Rambone is sticking up for Dan? What's up with that?
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TruePoint wrote:I get protecting him by managing his minutes overall, but did he just forget to save a few minutes for him in the last quarter of the game? That seem unconscionable to me.


I don't think thats it at all, I think it was more of just a decision that was made on the fly based on how Hassan looked out there.


Well, I don't buy that because we were winning the game for the entire part of it when Hassan was a participant. When he came out, the game slipped through our fingers. I didn't see anything from Hassan or the team with Hassan on the floor that made me think we might be better without him on the floor.
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Hey Billyboy, yes I can stick up for Dan.......when I think he did the right thing......like it or not......

It was just bad luck about Hassan......and of course bad luck for us. Some century our luck will turn.
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Yep I'm still w TP on this one - essentially we left a potential signature win on the table due largely to a HC decision.

Doubt we will ever know the whole story .....

My 15-3 quest continues Thursday.

Crush the explorers - Go Rhody

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TruePoint wrote:I get protecting him by managing his minutes overall, but did he just forget to save a few minutes for him in the last quarter of the game? That seem unconscionable to me.


I don't think thats it at all, I think it was more of just a decision that was made on the fly based on how Hassan looked out there.


Well, I don't buy that because we were winning the game for the entire part of it when Hassan was a participant. When he came out, the game slipped through our fingers. I didn't see anything from Hassan or the team with Hassan on the floor that made me think we might be better without him on the floor.


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Unread postby TruePoint » 7 months ago

Ok good. That's all I wanted was for him to address it. Although it still isn't clear if sitting him was a reaction to him tweaking something during the game or was merely precautionary. If they were managing him I'd have liked to see them manage that a little better from the start of the game.
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Unread postby PeterRamTime » 7 months ago

Yeah Dan went into detail in the coaches show about it. Said he was a little fatigued and he wasn't moving right and felt he was just a shell of himself out there, so he put someone else in.
Really hoping to see a much healthier Hassan against La Salle. Would hate for this thing to linger the whole year
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My only issue was not putting Cyril in...yeah he's a freshmen and he was getting schooled by Pollard when he was in, but he could have helped at least a little on defense when Smith drove past JG over and over.....

I think Hassan will be OK fairly soon. Just have to get back in game shape.
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I will go Uri 72-61 back to the winning ways
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Yes, if we never go four guards again that will be too soon for me!
If anyone, coach, player or fan tries to justify such non-sense they are towing the line. If we can't put at least two forwards on the court at crunch time something is very wrong, it's not like I'm even asking for two forwards and a center anymore, just two forwards would be nice.
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Unread postby giovanni » 7 months ago

If Hassan was "just a shell of himself", what was Jarvis? Like Billy said, Hassan being just a shell is better than anyone else we have up front. So, if in Dan's opinion Hassan was "a shell", what was his excuse then for keeping Jarvis out there when he was clearly having one of the worse nights of his career?
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It also doesn't square with what I observed during the game. As I said before, we beat them handily for the part of the game Hassan played in and lost the part of the game that he sat. And if he ran out of gas at the end of his time on the floor and it escaped my observation (totally possible), then his minutes were mismanaged not only early in the Dayton game but in the Joe's game as well.
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True, TP. If Dan says Hassan is going to play no more than 20-25 minutes, then Dan needs to make sure some of those minutes are at the end of the game......at least in a situation like the Dayton game where he knows it will be close at the end.

Maybe he hoped Hassan would be OK at the end...but he wasn't.....so it didn't end well.
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I fully expect URI will crush the explorers to jumpstart a great run.....

Arch enemy B rolls in Sunday.... easy to get up for that one Pats not playing let's show up in numbers!
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It will be interesting to see how the minutes play out among our guards with CT back. I wonder if Hurley will go back to Dowtin getting the least amount of minutes of our guards or if he could possibly jump ahead of CT.
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......I would like to think Dowtins minutes stay the same to get some offense, but most likely DH will go to CT first, unless his being in game speed/shape is not there from the lay off....
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Make sure that Robinson gets his minutes!
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neil wrote:Make sure that Robinson gets his minutes!


Of course, I've stated many times that SR should start in place of JG, but most likely not gonna happen....
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Back to the Ryan Center where we are a perfect 8-0!

La Salle is 8-5 overall and 2-1 in the A10. They've won two in a row beating both St. Louis and Duquesne at home. Their best wins are against Bucknell and Florida Gulf Coast. They played pretty well at Dayton a couple of weeks ago losing 66-55.

La Salle has a top-40 offense in the country. They can really score the basketball. Dayton is the only team to hold them under 70 points this season. They've scored 80 or more points in 7 of their 13 games. They're a good shooting team, they take care of the basketball, and they are also one of the best FT shooting teams in the country at 76.3%.

So why are they 8-5 then?

Their defense is terrible. As in bottom 100 in D1. Out of all of our opponents, only Dartmouth, Marist, and Brown have statistically worse defenses than La Salle. Opposing teams 2pt FG% against them is over 50% and 3pt FG% is at over 40%. Look for us to continue our streak of 10 or more 3-pointers in a game. We should be able to score on these guys with ease.

Our goal should be to put up at least 80 points on them and keep them somewhere in the 60s.

Here are your likely starters:
#20 BJ JOHNSON 6’7 200 Redshirt Junior G/F
#21 Jordan PRICE 6’5 220 Redshirt Senior G
#0 Pookie POWELL 6’0 185 Redshirt Sophomore G
#24 Demetrius HENRY 6’9 225 Redshirt Junior C
#2 Amar STUKES 6'2 195 Redshirt Junior G

La Salle Stats:
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BJ Johnson (19.2 ppg and 6.4 rebs), Jordan Price (17.2 ppg) and Pookie Powell (13.8 ppg) are the guys to watch.
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Nothing to add there RJ well scouted. We should be up 25-30 on explorers at some point.

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section(105) wrote:
neil wrote:Make sure that Robinson gets his minutes!


Of course, I've stated many times that SR should start in place of JG, but most likely not gonna happen....


I would love to see Stan starting with Terrell and EC but as you said, probably not gonna happen. At the very least I'd like to see Stan get similar minutes to Jarvis or Hurley takes it game by game and plays whoever looks better more minutes.
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It will be interesting to see how many minutes CT gets
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reef wrote:It will be interesting to see how many minutes CT gets


This is a game that you want to give your best defenders significant minutes. I wouldn't be surprised to see Stan end up with more minutes than Jarvis. CT will probably be on a pitch count, but he's another strong defender.
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.....critical game in the A-10 schedule, hold home court advantage, make more than average stat free throws, get someone off the bench for double figure points, stay out of foul trouble, out rebound them.....TBC of these keys to game at home....get Jarvis back on track.....
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Current line is URI -11. I think we can beat that, especially at home and with a full line-up.
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section(105) wrote:.....critical game in the A-10 schedule, hold home court advantage, make more than average stat free throws, get someone off the bench for double figure points, stay out of foul trouble, out rebound them.....TBC of these keys to game at home....get Jarvis back on track.....


I'd be a little nervous if this was a road game but I think Rhody holds serve pretty easily here. LaSalle is bad defensively. They need like a 13 for 27 type night from three to be in the game.
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Today's Game includes 4 Players who were in ESPN Top 100 of 2013:
#33 Kuran Iverson SF URI - transferred from Memphis
#82 B.J. Johnson SF LaSalle - transferred from Syracuse
#95 Pookie Powell PG LaSalle - transferred from Memphis
#99 Stanford Robinson SF URI - transferred from Indiana

Two other players of note that were ranked in the bottom of the Top 100 in 2013:
#92 Josh Hart SF Villanova
#97 Kyle Washington Cincinnati - transferred from NC State

URI needs to avoid fouling an excessive amount since LaSalle leads the A10 in FT Shooting efficiency
Two of their best are Johnson and Powell
Powell is 15-15 in A10 and 44-48 for 91.7% overall
Johnson is 6-7 in A10 and 55-64 for 86% overall
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Those jerseys are PERFECT, can't we use those as away jerseys??
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ramster wrote:Today's Game includes 4 Players who were in ESPN Top 100 of 2013:
#33 Kuran Iverson SF URI - transferred from Memphis
#82 B.J. Johnson SF LaSalle - transferred from Syracuse
#95 Pookie Powell PG LaSalle - transferred from Memphis
#99 Stanford Robinson SF URI - transferred from Indiana

Two other players of note that were ranked in the bottom of the Top 100 in 2013:
#92 Josh Hart SF Villanova
#97 Kyle Washington Cincinnati - transferred from NC State



These recruiting rankings really get me. How do you tell the difference between No. 100 (a TOP-100 PLAYER!!!!!!!) and No. 101 (not a top-100 player).
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Rhode_Island_Red wrote:
ramster wrote:Today's Game includes 4 Players who were in ESPN Top 100 of 2013:
#33 Kuran Iverson SF URI - transferred from Memphis
#82 B.J. Johnson SF LaSalle - transferred from Syracuse
#95 Pookie Powell PG LaSalle - transferred from Memphis
#99 Stanford Robinson SF URI - transferred from Indiana

Two other players of note that were ranked in the bottom of the Top 100 in 2013:
#92 Josh Hart SF Villanova
#97 Kyle Washington Cincinnati - transferred from NC State



These recruiting rankings really get me. How do you tell the difference between No. 100 (a TOP-100 PLAYER!!!!!!!) and No. 101 (not a top-100 player).


:lol: :lol: :lol:
I know,
but it does give an idea of the talent level that the A10 is able to attract, even if it is after the transfer route as with these 4 guys. Maybe it helps a League like the A10 to get players to come to A10 Schools in the first place, instead of falling for the "Bright Lights" of the P5 and BE.
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Rhodymob05 wrote:Those jerseys are PERFECT, can't we use those as away jerseys??


Agree the dark blues are sick
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How can Hurley POSSIBLY say this will be "our toughest defensive challenge?"

Last I checked we played Duke, with multiple All Americans, and Cincy who had better offensive players.
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Rhody15 wrote:How can Hurley POSSIBLY say this will be "our toughest defensive challenge?"

Last I checked we played Duke, with multiple All Americans, and Cincy who had better offensive players.


I thought he said other than Duke it will be our biggest defensive challenge. Technically, La Salle is the 3rd best offense we will face this season. Only Duke and Houston have better offenses statistically. Cincinnati and Bona are 4th and 5th after La Salle.
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Rhody15 wrote:How can Hurley POSSIBLY say this will be "our toughest defensive challenge?"

Last I checked we played Duke, with multiple All Americans, and Cincy who had better offensive players.


"Outside of the Duke game (a 75-65 loss Nov. 20), probably the best offensive team we've played in terms of the talent up and down the roster," Hurley said. "
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Nice to hear that they continue to work hard on end game situations.
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I actually like hearing coaches describe their next opponent as their toughest opponent. It's very
Patriot-ish.
It shows that they're not underestimating the team. Th difficult thing is to get the team to buy into it.
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adam914 wrote:
Rhody15 wrote:How can Hurley POSSIBLY say this will be "our toughest defensive challenge?"

Last I checked we played Duke, with multiple All Americans, and Cincy who had better offensive players.


"Outside of the Duke game (a 75-65 loss Nov. 20), probably the best offensive team we've played in terms of the talent up and down the roster," Hurley said. "



Here's the full quote.

"Outside of the Duke game (a 75-65 loss Nov. 20), probably the best offensive team we've played in terms of the talent up and down the roster," Hurley said. "Averaging over 80 points a game. Shooting all over the place, 1-on-1 players, able to space the court - it will be our toughest defensive challenge."
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Rhody15 wrote:
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Rhody15 wrote:How can Hurley POSSIBLY say this will be "our toughest defensive challenge?"

Last I checked we played Duke, with multiple All Americans, and Cincy who had better offensive players.


"Outside of the Duke game (a 75-65 loss Nov. 20), probably the best offensive team we've played in terms of the talent up and down the roster," Hurley said. "



Here's the full quote.

"Outside of the Duke game (a 75-65 loss Nov. 20), probably the best offensive team we've played in terms of the talent up and down the roster," Hurley said. "Averaging over 80 points a game. Shooting all over the place, 1-on-1 players, able to space the court - it will be our toughest defensive challenge."


Right, he said "outside of Duke". What in the rest of the quote changed that?
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I interpreted it as the first sentence he was only referring to Duke when he said "probably the best offensive team we've played in terms of the talent up and down the roster."
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An appropriate action pic of Jarvis Garrett dribbling... and dribbling... and more dribbling.
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