Week #1 - Games of Interest

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Unread postby Obadiah » 2 weeks ago

The college basketball season officially opens tomorrow evening, Nov. 10 with many of the top teams in action. In the A-10, eleven schools will have their home openers on Friday. Duquesne and La Salle will play their home openers on Saturday. Only St. Joseph's will not open at home, playing their first two games on the road, delaying their home opener to November 18 when the Hawks entertain Princeton.

In addition to URI hosting UNC-Asheville, a NIT Season Tip Off Campus game, 7:30 PM, other A-10 games are:

Charleston Southern at Davidson. 7 PM.

Ball State at Dayton. 7 PM.

Miami (OH) at Fordham. 7 PM.

Lafayette at George Mason. 7 PM.

Grambling at VCU. 7 PM.

Delaware at Richmond. 7 PM.

UMass-Lowell at UMass. 7 PM.

Howard at George Washington. 7:30 PM.

Niagara at St. Bonaventure. 8 PM.

Seattle at Saint Louis. 8 PM. 2K Classic game.


In games involving URI OOC opponents:

Holy Cross at Sacred Heart. 6 PM.

Fairleigh Dickinson at #23 Seton Hall. Campus Round game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. 6:30 PM. On FS2.

Memphis at Alabama. 6:30 PM. Veterans Classic. On CBCSN.

UNC Greensboro at Virginia. 7 PM. On ACCNE.

Iona at Albany. 7 PM. On ESPN3.

Siena at College of Charleston. 7 PM.

Houston Baptist at PC. Campus Round game in the 2K Classic. 7 PM.

Idaho at Nevada. 10 PM.
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Yes! One of the best threads to follow all season long.
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The season officially starts with Week 1 Games of Interest
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I think most nearly every college hoops teams starts off their season tonight.
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Pee Cee too ??
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reef wrote:Pee Cee too ??



There is no college game at the DDC tonight. Something called RI Comic Con is there for the next three days. PC got bumped and is playing a regular season game on its campus for the first time since 1972. Imagine that, playing a college game on an actual college campus. What a novel concept.
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The Bonnies lose at home to Niagara, Fordham loses at home to Miami Ohio, Richmond loses at home to Delaware. Tough start for the A-10!
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RF1 wrote:
reef wrote:Pee Cee too ??



There is no college game at the DDC tonight. Something called RI Comic Con is there for the next three days. PC got bumped and is playing a regular season game on its campus for the first time since 1972. Imagine that, playing a college game on an actual college campus. What a novel concept.



Comicon draws far more people than PC or URI hoops.
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I think PC playing at Alumni Hall is extremely cool.

Pack that building with students and they’d be super tough.

Thank goodness we will never see our team in Alumni Hall again. Be like starting the game down 12-0
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adam914 wrote:The Bonnies lose at home to Niagara, Fordham loses at home to Miami Ohio, Richmond loses at home to Delaware. Tough start for the A-10!


Bonnies were without Adams after he hurt his ankle in their exhibition game
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https://watchstadium.com/live/idaho-at-nevada/

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twisted3829 wrote:
adam914 wrote:The Bonnies lose at home to Niagara, Fordham loses at home to Miami Ohio, Richmond loses at home to Delaware. Tough start for the A-10!


Bonnies were without Adams after he hurt his ankle in their exhibition game


Right, but still have to think they should be able to beat Niagara at home if they are really the second best team in the conference and a tourney team, don't you think?
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adam914 wrote:
twisted3829 wrote:
adam914 wrote:The Bonnies lose at home to Niagara, Fordham loses at home to Miami Ohio, Richmond loses at home to Delaware. Tough start for the A-10!


Bonnies were without Adams after he hurt his ankle in their exhibition game


Right, but still have to think they should be able to beat Niagara at home if they are really the second best team in the conference and a tourney team, don't you think?


I agree. Niagara has been awful lately.

Tonight's results make me feel very good about conference play.
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Say it ain't so Archie Miller and IU !!
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Crazy Stat Line for an A10 Player:
6'9" Senior Guard Yuta Watanabe in George Washington's 84-75 win over Howard ( I know, I know... he is not a URI Fan Favorite :lol: :lol: )
40 minutes played
8-11 FG, 1-2 on 3FG, 2-2 FT for 19 points to lead GW
11 rebounds was a game high
3 assists and only 1 turnover
7 blocked shots
only 1 foul in 40 minutes

What strikes me is the 7 blocks coming from a Guard. There were only 4 other blocks in the entire game from both teams.

Will be interesting to watch this kid this year.
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Nice win by Dayton last night with a last second basket by Josh Cunningham. Lob Pass inside somehow made it into Cunningham's hands and he laid it in. Cunningham's incoming pass and Basket begins at the 1 minute 10 second point in the video

http://www.daytonflyers.com/news/2017/1 ... 78-77.aspx
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reef wrote:Say it ain't so Archie Miller and IU !!


Wow...The 21-point loss marked the second-worst opening night defeat in school history
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They will be OK.....just a feeling....a lot of these teams with new coaches will take time to get better.
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Davidson was very impressive in its opener versus Charleston Southern as the Wildcats cruised to a 110-62 win, fueled by a conference-record 26 3-pointers (26-53), including 16 in the opening half!
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Nice D Charlestown Southern!

Seriously, it was slaughter night in CBB....some of these schools the big boys played...who ever heard of them?

Although Indiana and West Virginia were on the wrong side of them....A@M looked very impressive.

Poor Huggy Bear.....wouldn't want to be in THAT locker room after the game.
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Tough loss for Richmond as a strong second-half performance wasn't enough to erase a sluggish start as the Spiders fell to the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens, 76-63.

A sold-out crowd greeted the Spiders, who opened a season without a senior in the starting lineup for the first time since 1999, but it was clear from the opening tip that Delaware wasn't going to be easily effected by the hostile environment. The Fightin' Blue Hens made 21 of 28 field goals in the first half en route to building a lead that ballooned to as many as 33 and settled to 29 at halftime.
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Nevada defeats Idaho 88-64 with the 6'7" Martin Twins combining for 41 of the points.
http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/documents ... aho_64.pdf
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The A-10 went 8-3 on opening night. Here is a summary of the evening

School	           Opponent	          Score	       Attendance

Davidson Charleston Southern W, 110-62 3,705

Dayton Ball State W, 78-77 13,450

Fordham Miami (O) L, 54-55 1,923

George Mason Lafayette W, 67-65 6,706

GW Howard W, 84-75 3,831

Massachusetts UMass-Lowell W, 74-69 3,857

Rhode Island UNC Asheville W, 84-60 6,357

Richmond Delaware L, 63-76 7,301

St. Bonaventure Niagara L, 75-77 4,952

Saint Louis Seattle W, 62-46 7,246

VCU Grambling W, 94-65 7,637
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Obadiah wrote:Davidson was very impressive in its opener versus Charleston Southern as the Wildcats cruised to a 110-62 win, fueled by a conference-record 26 3-pointers (26-53), including 16 in the opening half!



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Arizona State won a fairly easy one last night. For those of you who like to follow local guys, Kimani Lawrence is out with an ankle injury, but they’re hoping it’s minor. I also really appreciate that ASU has a player named Remy Martin.

I know Brendan’s brother was hurt, but a loss to Niagara is still brutal.
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Mobley launched 20 shots hitting 7 (35%). He was 11-15 FT finishing with 29 points.
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In a battle of on campus arenas, URI easily defeated PC as 6,357 attend the Rams' game versus UNCA as compared to the 1,600 attending the PC game against Houston Baptist! :D :D :D :D
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Obadiah wrote:In a battle of on campus arenas, URI easily defeated PC as 6,357 attend the Rams' game versus UNCA as compared to the 1,600 attending the PC game against Houston Baptist! :D :D :D :D



PC did not really have much of a choice with venue location for last night's game given the DDC was not available and they really wanted a tune-up game prior to their meeting with top 15 Minnesota on Monday night. The game at Alumni Hall will have a big impact on their average attendance number. Will likely not hurt their bottom line however as they played two exhibition games at the DDC this year. They have played just one DDC exhibition in most recent years. I would guess the added DDC exhibition game was to soak their season ticket holders and make up for the loss of revenue for the Alumni Hall game.
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Unread postby Obadiah » 1 week ago

Pleeeze, RF1, many of us know why PC played the game at Alumni Hall and I meant that post in jest and you shouldn't take things so serious.
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Slim pickings in Saturday action.

In A-10 three games:

St. Peters at La Salle. 3 PM. Campus game in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off.

St. Francis (BKN) at Duquesne. 5:30 PM.

Saint Joseph's at Toledo. 7 PM.


In games involving URI OOC opponents:

Illinois State at Florida Gulf Coast. 1 PM. On ESPN3.

Johnson& Wales (RI) at Brown. 3 PM.
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Nice win by FGCU over Illinois State. This could be a tough game for us.
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Obadiah wrote:The A-10 went 8-3 on opening night. Here is a summary of the evening

School	           Opponent	          Score	       Attendance

Davidson Charleston Southern W, 110-62 3,705

Dayton Ball State W, 78-77 13,450

Fordham Miami (O) L, 54-55 1,923

George Mason Lafayette W, 67-65 6,706

GW Howard W, 84-75 3,831

Massachusetts UMass-Lowell W, 74-69 3,857

Rhode Island UNC Asheville W, 84-60 6,357

Richmond Delaware L, 63-76 7,301

St. Bonaventure Niagara L, 75-77 4,952

Saint Louis Seattle W, 62-46 7,246

VCU Grambling W, 94-65 7,637


One team really jumps out and seems to not belong with the others.
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I've said this all along....Fordham belongs in the Patriot league...their football team is there.
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Seriously, 1900 people showed up for Fordham's home opener. 1900. Time for them to exit.
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That barn only holds about 2300......I think the only reason the A10 doesn't toss them is because they are in the NYC market....

They look like bottom feeder material again this season, after having some hope when Newbauer was hired.
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They jump started Rhody's season last year. Keep them around...friendly reminder/nostalgia if nothing else...
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Well they do tend to play well against the other Rams in the conference lol....
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LaSalle and Duquesne pick up home wins vs St Peter's and St Francis-NY. St Joe's, without Brown, loses on the road at Toledo.
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Is there ever a chance we get Johnson & Wales on our schedule ?? Lol
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If you want to catch up with Matthew Butler, UT-Martin plays Illinois at 6 on ESPNU.
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A few Sunday games on tap as we conclude the shortened first week of season.

In the A-10:

George Mason travels to # 16 Louisville to take on the Cardinals. 2 PM. On ACCNE.

UMass at Harvard. 2 PM.

In URI OOC action, of interest is Monmouth at #23 Seton Hall, in a campus round game in the NIT Season Tip-Off. 1:30 PM. On FS1.
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That George Mason - Louisville game is on NESN Plus here in New England, and outside New England is on ACC Network or watchespn.com.

Mason is right there with the Cards with 5 mins left: 54-51 Louisville
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Has been a fun game to watch...
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Luwane Pipkins of UMass just put in a three point jumper with 7 seconds left in regulation to tie game versus Harvard at 58 and send it into OT.
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UMass lost a heartbreaker at Harvard in OT, 70-67. Guard Luwane Pipkins hit another three with 8 seconds left in OT to tie game, but this time Harvard responded with its own three for the win. Pipkins scored 23 points and showed he will be one of the better guards in the A-10.

After a great effort George Mason fell to Louisville. Though a senior laden team, Louisville pulled this out on the heroics of freshman Jordan Nwora who put in three 3-pointers in a critical six minute span in the second half.
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The A-10 is a woeful 10-6 after the first weekend. Three losses at home on Friday night alone (Richmond beat by Delaware/SBY by Niagara/Fordham by Miami-OH/. League has lost all three of its only road games (SJU @ Toledo/ UMass @ Harvard/ GMU @ Louisville). Hopefully the A-10 gets a quality road win late this Monday night.


Other notable leagues as of now:
Big East 10-1
AAC 8-2
Big Ten 14-1
ACC 14-3
SEC 13-0
Pac-12 10-1
Big-12 8-2
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Mason looked pretty good against Louisville...
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Unread postby ace » 1 week ago

For St. Joseph’s, Lamarr Kimble reinjured his foot, the same injury that kept him out of the end of last season. Charlie Brown is set to miss some time with the wrist injury. Last year, they lost Demery, Newkirk, and Oliva. I’m not saying this is retribution for taking out Jarvis and KI in that game two years ago, but I’m not NOT saying it, either.


But for real, Newkirk and Brown are two of my favorite players to watch in the conference, and SJU should be really good if they can stay healthy, which is good for the conference.




Still not sure I’m ok with this, though. ;)

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