Week #8 - Games of Interest

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Postby Obadiah » 3 weeks ago

Christmas Day began Week #8 of the CBB season. URI gets votes in both the AP and the USA Today polls - 2 votes in the AP poll and 3 votes in the USA Today poll. URI is now joined by St. Bonaventure as the only two A-10 teams garnering votes, and the Bonnies got more votes, 5 in the AP poll and 2 in the USA Today Poll. Seton Hall retains the #23 ranking in the AP poll and # 24 in the US Today poll. Virginia moved up to #9 in both polls. With the loss to San Francisco, Nevada gets only 1 vote in the AP poll and no votes in the coaches' poll.

Villanova retains the #1 spot in both polls. Arizona State gets the #3 position in the AP poll and #4 in the USA Today poll.

The cumulative won-lost records of URI OOC opponents now stands at 88-49, .642 slightly down from the previous week.

Still early for serious concern on these metrics, but the key ratings for URI at the start of Week #8 are:

RPI - 17, up four. The expected RPI is 32.
BPI - 50, down four
Sagarin - 45, down one.
Pomeroy - 51, stable.

A-10 Conference RPI remains at #10. Our next opponent, FGCU, has current RPI of 208 with an expected RPI of #168 and the Atlantic Sun RPI checks in at #24.

There was an A-10 team in action on Christmas Day, as Davidson beat Akron, 91-78 to snag 7th place in the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. Davidson came out fast in the second half and for the game hit on 13 three pointers. The Wildcats were led by freshman Kellan Grady in put in 30 points including five 3-pointers.

There are no CBB games scheduled Tuesday.
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Postby Obadiah » 3 weeks ago

On Wednesday, the only action in the A-10 is URI hosting Florida Gulf Coast U. at 7 PM. On ESPNU.

In games involving URI OOC opponents:

Nevada opens defense of it Mountain West crown with a road game at Fresno State. 10 PM. On ESPN3.
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 3 weeks ago

If my quick look was right, our game tonight is the only A10 game between now and when everyone starts league play Saturday. The only other non conference game left for an A10 school is St. Joe's taking on Penn 1/27.
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Postby Obadiah » 3 weeks ago

Aided by good shooting and double digit scoring from all five starters, Nevada was in command all the way as the Wolfpack beat Fresno State, 80-65, to snare their Mountain West opener. The Martin twins combined for a 28 point contribution.
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Postby Obadiah » 3 weeks ago

No Wednesday action in the A-10.

In games involving URI OOC opponents:

Creighton at Seton Hall. 6:30 PM. On FS1.

PC at St. John's. 7 PM.
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Postby ace » 3 weeks ago

ace wrote:Seton Hall has suspended Ish Sanogo for the always meaningless time period of “indefinitely.”


I wrote the above 6 days ago. He missed one game (against Manhattan) and is back tonight. Conference play makes coaches very forgiving.

Creighton-Seton Hall is a good one so far.
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Postby adam914 » 3 weeks ago

This Creighton-Seton Hall game is kinda bonkers. Really high scoring, and a nice comeback by Seton Hall. I kind of love Delgado. Fun game for sure.
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Postby Ramulous » 3 weeks ago

Good results for Rhody......Seton Hall wins....boosts our win over them

the friars win....beat one of our competitors for an at large...and boost our win over the friars....

I am rooting for the friars except when they play Villanova, Xavier, and Seton Hall.....those three are locks.....the others can lose for my tastes....
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Postby PeterRamTime » 3 weeks ago

Hall Creighton was crazy.
Creighton led most of the way but there wasn't much defense, so the hall stiffened up and took it in the end.

I guess PC is okay now. Blew out St Johns.
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Postby reef » 3 weeks ago

I forgot to bet on PC I saw they were +6 last night ugh
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Postby Obadiah » 3 weeks ago

No A-10 games on Friday.

In OOC action, two affairs:

Iona opens its Metro Atlantic season with a game at Niagara. 7 PM.

Holy Cross hosts Colgate in its Patriot League opener. 7 PM.
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Postby CT Rhody » 3 weeks ago

Oklahoma State is playing number seven WV at home and the place looks only half full on TV. First Big 12 game is the year vs number 7 in the country and they can only fill 50%-60% of their Arena? And we thought we had problems.
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Postby ramster » 3 weeks ago

CT Rhody wrote:Oklahoma State is playing number seven WV at home and the place looks only half full on TV. First Big 12 game is the year vs number 7 in the country and they can only fill 50%-60% of their Arena? And we thought we had problems.


13,611 capacity
8,257 actual attendance for WVU
60.6%

But consider this is in Stillwater Oklahoma and students are off

Stillwater has a population about half the Size of Warwick, and nothing much around it
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Postby ramster » 3 weeks ago

Great rivalry game tonight with #3 ranked Arizona State playing at hated rival #17 ranked Arizona.
Arizona is favored by 6 over undefeated ASU
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Postby Obadiah » 3 weeks ago

In last night's action, Iona won an important road game against one of the better teams in the Metro Atlantic as the Gaels beat Niagara in OT, 98-93.

Holy Cross put up a good fight on its home court against one better teams in the Patriot, but the Crusaders lost to Colgate, 79-74. It looks like HC is destined for a losing season.
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Postby Obadiah » 3 weeks ago

A full schedule of seven A-10 games on tap this Saturday. Besides URI hosting George Mason at 4 PM, other games:

Fordham at VCU. 12:30PM. On NBCSN.

Saint Louis at La Salle. 2 PM.

UMass at St. Bonaventure. 2:30 PM. On NBCSN.

Dayton at Duquesne. 4 PM.

Saint Joseph's at George Washington. 4 PM.

Davidson at Richmond. 4:30 PM. On NBCSN.


In games involving URI OOC opponents:

Brown at Northwestern. 12:00 PM. ON FS1.

Boston College at #9 Virginia. 2 PM. On ACCNE.

Campbell at UNC Asheville. 2 PM.

Towson at Charleston. 4 PM.

New Mexico at Nevada. 5 PM.

#5 Texas A&M at Alabama. 6 PM. On ESPN2.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 3 weeks ago

We might get an idea of what kind of a factor UMass is going to be this year. This is the most interesting A10cgame today, imo.
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Postby ramster » 3 weeks ago

With Point Spreads...........

Fordham at VCU. 12:30PM. On NBCSN. VCU -11
Saint Louis at La Salle. 2 PM. Lasalle -6.5
UMass at St. Bonaventure. 2:30 PM. On NBCSN. St Bonaventure -11.5
Dayton at Duquesne. 4 PM. Dayton -3.5
Saint Joseph's at George Washington. 4 PM. George Washington -3
Davidson at Richmond. 4:30 PM. On NBCSN. Davidson -6
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Postby ace » 3 weeks ago

Again, I know Saint Louis is dealing with suspensions, but what the heck? Down 44-19 at the half to La Salle.
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Postby reef » 3 weeks ago

That is just awful say it ain't so Travis Ford
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Postby rhodysurf » 3 weeks ago

UMass got smokedddd
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Postby wpbrown8267 » 3 weeks ago

Adams and Mobley lit it up vs Umass, both 10/16 from the floor, 32 and 28 pts
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Postby twisted3829 » 3 weeks ago

Bama beats #5 Texas A&M, Virginia survives BC
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Postby NYGFan_Section208 » 3 weeks ago

Rhody gave Alabama a much better game than #5 A & M did...
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Postby rambone 78 » 3 weeks ago

Davidson lays a turd against Richmond....so does Dayton against Duquesne.....

I know it's only the first weekend of league play.....but it's Rhody, Bonnies, and VCU and then a big mess.
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Postby RhodyRam86 » 3 weeks ago

Nice start for our OOC opponents. In their respective conferences they are a combined 9-1. Nevada is 2-0. FGCU and Brown haven't played a conference game yet. And Holy Cross has the only loss.
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Postby RhodyRam86 » 3 weeks ago

Looks like all A10 home teams won today...Including underdogs Duquesne and Richmond. Is this an early sign? No separation until the first home team loses...
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Postby reef » 3 weeks ago

All in all a nice day for URI especially with Bama baring down AM

Please post our updated RPI when available???
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Postby adam914 » 3 weeks ago

Look like our RPI is sitting at 18 as of right now. SOS 11.
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Postby reef » 3 weeks ago

Fantastic do we know what channel the LA Salle game is on or is that streamed like today's game ??
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Postby ATPTourFan » 3 weeks ago

Reef: always free live RPI

http://www.rpiforecast.com/live-rpi.html
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Postby Obadiah » 3 weeks ago

In OOC results not previously mentioned:

In a battle of the two top teams in the CAA, Charleston came out the winner over Towson, 73-62. Towson will soon get the home court advantage in a replay in another week.

UNC Asheville won their Big South opener over Campbell, 85-79.

In a surprising tough tussle on their home court, Nevada held off New Mexico, 77-74, fueled by Caleb Martin's 24 points, six of which came on Nevada's last three possessions. Nevada recorded its second MW win keeping pace with Boise State.
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Postby Obadiah » 3 weeks ago

After yesterday's full schedule, no A-10 games on the last day of the year.

In games involving URI OOC opponents:

Iona at Canisius. 1 PM. On ESPN3.

Florida Tech at Florida Gulf Coast. 1 PM. On ESPN3.

PC at Creighton. 2:30 PM. On FS1.

St. John's at #23 Seton Hall. 5 PM. On FS1.
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Postby KevanBoyles » 3 weeks ago

I decided to watch the 1988 Sweet 16 game with Duke on YouTube. Great game. Brought back a lot of memories, including why I hate Duke.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 3 weeks ago

KevanBoyles wrote:I decided to watch the 1988 Sweet 16 game with Duke on YouTube. Great game. Brought back a lot of memories, including why I hate Duke.

The '78 game was worse.
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Postby KevanBoyles » 3 weeks ago

I agree. Is it on YouTube? I didn’t see it.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 3 weeks ago

KevanBoyles wrote:I agree. Is it on YouTube? I didn’t see it.

I've looked for it before. I've never found it. I'd love to see any game from that team, Jiggy being my all time favorite Ram.
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First results of day:

Iona suffers a bad loss as they fall to Canisius, 85-78. The Gaels dug themselves into big hole in the first half and couldn't recover.

FGCU over Florida Tech, 62-54.

PC struggling in the first half at Creighton.
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Postby NYGFan_Section208 » 3 weeks ago

Am I hearing things...or do they keep saying it's Dollar Beer night at Creighton...?
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Postby PeterRamTime » 3 weeks ago

PC gettin whooped

I'm sure Preston is enjoying it.
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Obadiah wrote:First results of day:

Iona suffers a bad loss as they fall to Canisius, 85-78. The Gaels dug themselves into big hole in the first half and couldn't recover.

FGCU over Florida Tech, 62-54.

PC struggling in the first half at Creighton.



Our RPI rank dropped four spaces without us playing today. Losses by opponents can hurt.
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Postby reef » 3 weeks ago

I had watched that 88 Duke game about 6 months ago good stuff

Bye bye PC bye bye !!
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RF1 wrote:
Obadiah wrote:First results of day:

Iona suffers a bad loss as they fall to Canisius, 85-78. The Gaels dug themselves into big hole in the first half and couldn't recover.

FGCU over Florida Tech, 62-54.

PC struggling in the first half at Creighton.



Our RPI rank dropped four spaces without us playing today. Losses by opponents can hurt.



Yeah but PC lost so yay! All that matters! PC losing! Wooooie!! Who cares if them winning helps us?! I want to be butt hurt about things that happened 45 years ago!!
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Blue Man wrote:
RF1 wrote:
Obadiah wrote:First results of day:

Iona suffers a bad loss as they fall to Canisius, 85-78. The Gaels dug themselves into big hole in the first half and couldn't recover.

FGCU over Florida Tech, 62-54.

PC struggling in the first half at Creighton.



Our RPI rank dropped four spaces without us playing today. Losses by opponents can hurt.



Yeah but PC lost so yay! All that matters! PC losing! Wooooie!! Who cares if them winning helps us?! I want to be butt hurt about things that happened 45 years ago!!



If me, Billyboy, Rhode Island Red, Romulous, etc etc change our minds about PC and we root for them like you and others want us to, then does that mean that PC beats Creighton? or makes the game closer?

I mean that is the argument, isn't it?

If we root for PC, and not against them, then they will have a better chance of winning and then if they win that will help our RPI

I don't get why everyone has to root for PC or they are idiots and not truly patriotic to the Rhody Rams.

And while we are at converting us to rooting for PC let's get the PC long time URI anti-fans like DarthFriar to start rooting for URI and then that will help URI win games and get URI's RPI up and that will help PC too. Win-Win.

The reason the URI-PC Rivalry is so intense because many fans of each school are so loyal to their own school and so disloyal to the other. Hatfields and McKoys, Red Sox and Yankees.................

I just Can't drink that Kool-Aid

I was thrilled that Creighton destroyed PC yesterday. And added to the pleasure was that we beat the same Big East Creighton team in Sacramento just 9 months ago :-)
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Postby Ramulous » 3 weeks ago

Creighton will be in the tournament no matter....so will Villanova, Xavier, and Seton Hall.....so I root against the friars in those games...

I root for the friars playing Marquette, St John's, Georgetown, Butler....we are competing with them for at large bids....

As for Depaul I hope for tie games....
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Blue Man wrote:
RF1 wrote:
Obadiah wrote:First results of day:

Iona suffers a bad loss as they fall to Canisius, 85-78. The Gaels dug themselves into big hole in the first half and couldn't recover.

FGCU over Florida Tech, 62-54.

PC struggling in the first half at Creighton.



Our RPI rank dropped four spaces without us playing today. Losses by opponents can hurt.



Yeah but PC lost so yay! All that matters! PC losing! Wooooie!! Who cares if them winning helps us?! I want to be butt hurt about things that happened 45 years ago!!



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I guess you had to be there.
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Postby UCH21377 » 3 weeks ago

I admit I was around, but not in RI back then. But the total obsession with PC in some of our fans is difficult to understand. We’re better than them this year. Revel in that, and wish them good luck the rest of the way
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I think there is a pretty big obsession with some people with the people who are AGAINST PC. Right here for example it was brought up with nothing said by any of the posters who like to see PC lose every game. Was simple stirring the pot. That's the obsession I don't understand. I don't begrudge anyone for rooting for PC to make URI's RPI look better.

But to act like others should follow suit is absurd. In no way, shape or form would it help PC win or score more points or play better defense or recruit better players if Billyboy, myself, or others miraculously changed and started rooting for the Friars. I know that is painfully obvious and stupid to say but that is the way it feels around here sometimes

Just relax and enjoy the URI Rams rolling along. We will make the NCAA Tournament even if PC loses every game left on their schedule. Win the league, win the A10 Tournament, win in the NCAA Tournament.....we got this. There is a reason URI is the #1 ranked team in New England for the 2nd consecutive year.
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Postby ramster » 3 weeks ago

Future URI opponent 6th Ranked West Virginia (12-1) is at Kansas State (11-2) at 5pm on ESPNU Today. WVU is a slight favorite by 1.5 points
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Postby theblueram » 3 weeks ago

ramster wrote:Future URI opponent 6th Ranked West Virginia (12-1) is at Kansas State (11-2) at 5pm on ESPNU Today. WVU is a slight favorite by 1.5 points


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