The 2017-2018 Season

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KenPom is not buying URI this year. They have us ranked 62nd in the country, going 19-9, 13-5 in conference, just edging out St. Joe’s for the conference title. They list us as 1 point underdogs against Providence with a 45% chance of winning.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:KenPom is not buying URI this year. They have us ranked 62nd in the country, going 19-9, 13-5 in conference, just edging out St. Joe’s for the conference title. They list us as 1 point underdogs against Providence with a 45% chance of winning.


Not surprising given the defensive weight lost from Hassan leaving and the rebounding from Kuran leaving. The model doesn't know what to do with unknowns.

PC comes in at 25 (!)

LOL at the projected winner of the A10 not getting to 20 wins. It wont happen. Also, KenPom is really down across the board for the A10 whihc makes sense with all the changes and uncertainty.
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Underdogs I like it.
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I’ve never liked kenpom. I know many here like it and will point to its inaccuracies in the beginning of the season.

It doesn’t account for the unknown and the unknown is why I watch sports.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:KenPom is not buying URI this year. They have us ranked 62nd in the country, going 19-9, 13-5 in conference, just edging out St. Joe’s for the conference title. They list us as 1 point underdogs against Providence with a 45% chance of winning.


I just went through the schedule game by game for the first time, in terms of looking at an overall/conf record, and I'm actually not sure I disagree a whole lot with this prediction. It remains to be seen how the rest of the A-10 shapes up this year, but I think a 19-9 (13-5) or a 20-8 (14-4) is probably going to end up being pretty close to reality.
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We will prove those guys wrong !!
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Don't we play 29 [not 28] D1 games?
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Yes. It doesn't have anything listed yet for the second Brooklyn game
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It’s just placeholder data run through his algorithm. Don’t read much into October KenPom listings.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:KenPom is not buying URI this year. They have us ranked 62nd in the country, going 19-9, 13-5 in conference, just edging out St. Joe’s for the conference title. They list us as 1 point underdogs against Providence with a 45% chance of winning.


I just went through the schedule game by game for the first time, in terms of looking at an overall/conf record, and I'm actually not sure I disagree a whole lot with this prediction. It remains to be seen how the rest of the A-10 shapes up this year, but I think a 19-9 (13-5) or a 20-8 (14-4) is probably going to end up being pretty close to reality.


I feel like this take is in conflict with your signature
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All going to depend on how much we get from the frontcourt.

Imo Berry and Preston are the keys. We pretty much know about Cyril and Akele. Both of them should be better though.

Layssard hopefully will contribute...not sure about Tertsea.
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Seawrightspostgame wrote:
adam914 wrote:
RhowdyRam02 wrote:KenPom is not buying URI this year. They have us ranked 62nd in the country, going 19-9, 13-5 in conference, just edging out St. Joe’s for the conference title. They list us as 1 point underdogs against Providence with a 45% chance of winning.


I just went through the schedule game by game for the first time, in terms of looking at an overall/conf record, and I'm actually not sure I disagree a whole lot with this prediction. It remains to be seen how the rest of the A-10 shapes up this year, but I think a 19-9 (13-5) or a 20-8 (14-4) is probably going to end up being pretty close to reality.


I feel like this take is in conflict with your signature


Our out of conference schedule is very tough. I can see us not having a great OOC record and then racing through the A10 like Taco Bell through your digestive track after a night of drinking.
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I agree with the above, Preston and Berry are the most important keys if we are to go above the Kenpom predictions. If Preston can stay outta fould trouble (same goes for Cyril), and Preston can get 6-7 boards/game while playing good defense i think we should end the year at 21-8 or 22-7 (wishful thinking) before the A10 tourney begins.

Berry really can provide a spark too off the bench withi his offense, but if he can provide mins with ok/decent defense that will really help for Preston and Cyril

I know Akele is there as well, but he really doesnt have the strength as a traditional big
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fwiw on upcoming opponent Nevada

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Rhodymob05 wrote:Underdogs I like it.


Vegas will not have us as underdogs for that game. My guess is Rhody -3
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Seawrightspostgame wrote:
adam914 wrote:
RhowdyRam02 wrote:KenPom is not buying URI this year. They have us ranked 62nd in the country, going 19-9, 13-5 in conference, just edging out St. Joe’s for the conference title. They list us as 1 point underdogs against Providence with a 45% chance of winning.


I just went through the schedule game by game for the first time, in terms of looking at an overall/conf record, and I'm actually not sure I disagree a whole lot with this prediction. It remains to be seen how the rest of the A-10 shapes up this year, but I think a 19-9 (13-5) or a 20-8 (14-4) is probably going to end up being pretty close to reality.


I feel like this take is in conflict with your signature


Interesting, I dont see that. I think 14-4 would still be a pretty good season. I dont think the A-10 is going to end up being a league where someone goes 16-2 or 15-3 this year. I could see us getting stronger as the year goes on and maybe I'm wrong and we do put together a 2 or 3 loss conf record, but I think the out of conference schedule is tougher than some are realizing.
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I think 14-4 at worst in conf this year
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wpbrown8267 wrote:I agree with the above, Preston and Berry are the most important keys if we are to go above the Kenpom predictions. If Preston can stay outta fould trouble (same goes for Cyril), and Preston can get 6-7 boards/game while playing good defense i think we should end the year at 21-8 or 22-7 (wishful thinking) before the A10 tourney begins.

Berry really can provide a spark too off the bench withi his offense, but if he can provide mins with ok/decent defense that will really help for Preston and Cyril

I know Akele is there as well, but he really doesnt have the strength as a traditional big


Not so sure about Berry...main reason he'll probably play more than last year is because it would be hard to play less.
Familiar refrain about losing weight and being in better shape, etc...but, the next time he plays 3 straight minutes without getting totally scorched on D....will probably be the 1st time?
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adam914 wrote:
Seawrightspostgame wrote:
adam914 wrote:
I just went through the schedule game by game for the first time, in terms of looking at an overall/conf record, and I'm actually not sure I disagree a whole lot with this prediction. It remains to be seen how the rest of the A-10 shapes up this year, but I think a 19-9 (13-5) or a 20-8 (14-4) is probably going to end up being pretty close to reality.


I feel like this take is in conflict with your signature


Interesting, I dont see that. I think 14-4 would still be a pretty good season. I dont think the A-10 is going to end up being a league where someone goes 16-2 or 15-3 this year. I could see us getting stronger as the year goes on and maybe I'm wrong and we do put together a 2 or 3 loss conf record, but I think the out of conference schedule is tougher than some are realizing.


I just figured if you think guys will step up, which is common in college because players do leave every year, then you would forecast a more successful year.

I too think guys will step up and replace what was lost. Not minimizing what was lost but fan bases every year learn that losing players is part of the game and sometimes or often they get replaced with people more productive.

I personally think we are going to have a banner year better than anything in a very very long time. MY thing is I don't lose interest when my initial expectation isn't met. Oh well, Go Rhody! Beat Buffalo!
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It'll be interesting to see how much momentum we carry over from last year. We are going to be tested right away with Nevada and then we turn right around and play in the tip off tournament.
Will that toughness and confidence that we finally established at the end of last year carry over into November?
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Angel Delgado on this list as a first team preseason all American.
Collin Sexton from Alabama is in it as a fourth team all American.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... ican-teams
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ESPN Article: Atlantic 10 Preview. Love seeing when URI pops up on the ESPN NCAAB newsfeed :D

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... re-bonnies

The league title will come down to: Rhode Island vs. expectations.

Dan Hurley's team came within one possession of upsetting Oregon and reaching the Sweet 16 last March. The Rams return E.C. Matthews, Jared Terrell, Jeff Dowtin, Stanford Robinson and Jarvis Garrett. Keep in mind that, even coming off an NCAA tournament run, there's still room for improvement with an offense that connected on less than 33 percent of its 3s in A-10 play last season. The Rams can capture their first regular-season conference title since URI shared the 1980-81 Eastern Athletic Association crown with Duquesne. It's been a while.
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Who is this new ESPN "insider" guy? Bring back Eamonn Brennan!!! Pretty sure other teams made the tournament last year from the A10. I think he was trying to say that URI is the only one of the teams he's mentioned that made it to the Dance, but that's what you get when you fire almost all your college basketball writing talent, ESPN. dopes!

ESPN's John Gasaway wrote:That being said, Rhode Island's the only team in the A-10 that made the NCAA tournament last season and is bringing back the bulk of its rotation. The Rams are going to be tough to beat.
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ATPTourFan wrote:Who is this new ESPN "insider" guy? Bring back Eamonn Brennan!!! Pretty sure other teams made the tournament last year from the A10. I think he was trying to say that URI is the only one of the teams he's mentioned that made it to the Dance, but that's what you get when you fire almost all your college basketball writing talent, ESPN. dopes!

ESPN's John Gasaway wrote:That being said, Rhode Island's the only team in the A-10 that made the NCAA tournament last season and is bringing back the bulk of its rotation. The Rams are going to be tough to beat.


I think he means that Rhode Island is the only team in the A-10 that made the NCAA Tournament last season AND is bringing back the bulk of it's rotation. In other words, the other 2 are not bringing back the bulk of their rotation.

Whatever he meant to say is not very clear.

Plus I would not say that URI is bringing back the bulk of their rotation when their two starting Senior big men Hassan Martin and Kuran Iverson are not returning - very big shoes to fill.
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I read it the way Ramster did. Also agree that it was a bit clunky in the wording
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Season tix came in the mail today...with a nifty A-10 champs flag. Nice.
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On the flag, was it one per ticket or one per account?
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:Season tix came in the mail today...with a nifty A-10 champs flag. Nice.


Can you upload a picture of the flag for those of us not fortunate enough to have season tickets?
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How do you upload a pic to post here ??
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Nice flag
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steviep123 wrote:
NYGFan_Section208 wrote:Season tix came in the mail today...with a nifty A-10 champs flag. Nice.


Can you upload a picture of the flag for those of us not fortunate enough to have season tickets?


I am about as tech savvy as a bag of hammers, but if someone can post or PM me how...I can try to get a shot of it on here.
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FLAG DAY
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Its full sized btw with a sleeve for a flagpole. It's doooooooooope.
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I hope mini-planners get one!
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I agree the flag is really nice. Let's get this season started already!!!!!
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Very nice. Are they just going out to just full season subscribers or will min packs be included as well?

Would be nice for people to fly these every game day.
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Damn that's awesome. Who has an extra they don't need!?!?
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They will probably sell them at the RC.
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RhowdyRam02 wrote:On the flag, was it one per ticket or one per account?

One flag per account, it was folded as an envelope with all the tickets inside, very cool idea
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Really nice flag !!
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GansettSummer wrote:
RhowdyRam02 wrote:On the flag, was it one per ticket or one per account?

One flag per account, it was folded as an envelope with all the tickets inside, very cool idea


Thanks, that's what I figured. So now the battle to decide which one of us gets it begins.
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oh wow. That didn't occur to me. I know some guys that share an account.

Can bring it to the games. Hang it from your golf bag or house. Wear it.
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Love the Flag. have it hanging with the banner I took from a bar in St louis in 1998 that says Welcome Rhode Island Fans!!!
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I AM SO PUMPED AND LOCKED IN FOR THIS SEASON

LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Schmeezlings???
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Unread postby jmck » 4 weeks ago

Has any season ticket holder not received their tickets yet? I checked Tuesday and Wednesday and I still don't have anything. I placed my order back in March. I am in Cumberland so you'd think they would have arrived by now.
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I dont have mine yet
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When Keaney Blue road warriors meet 1000 miles from Kingston. Just imagine that airport bar conversation...
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