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George Mason University at University of Rhode Island
Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, RI
Saturday, December 30, 2017
4:00PM


Media

TV: Yurview TV (Cox)

Radio: 101.5 FM (B101)

Previews:

Vegas: URI -17

Opponent

Record:
6-7, 0-0 in the Atlantic 10
Road: 1-2
Last season: 20-13, 9-9 in Atlantic 10 (lost to Loyola (MD) in CBI first round)

Rankings:
RPI: 240 (239 expected)
BPI: 236
KenPom: 228

Leaders:
Points - Otis Livingston II, 14.2
Rebounds - Jaire Grayer, 8.0
Assists - Otis Livingston II, 4.3

Last Five (2-3)
12/22/17  MORG    W  86-79
12/17/17 PSU L 91-88
12/12/17 GASO L 83-64
12/09/17 NCCU W 85-78
12/06/17 W&M L 92-88


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Go RHODY! Beat Mason.
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Unread postby Iggy1979 » 2 weeks ago

Another team URI matches up well against: start three guards; two of their top 3 bigs are freshmen.
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What's the spread ?? -20 ??
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reef wrote:What's the spread ?? -20 ??


kenpom favors us by 17
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Unread postby ace » 2 weeks ago

George Mason has one of my favorites in Jersey’s own Otis Livingston. Not sure why, but I thought the team would be decent this season. So far? Not so much.



Also, 11 games into the season, and ESPN still doesn’t know Fatts plays for Rhode Island.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... s/_/id/227
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ace wrote:George Mason has one of my favorites in Jersey’s own Otis Livingston. Not sure why, but I thought the team would be decent this season. So far? Not so much.



Also, 11 games into the season, and ESPN still doesn’t know Fatts plays for Rhode Island. I will not rest until this is fixed. I may never rest again.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... s/_/id/227


It doesn't make any sense, either, because he is on the roster on ESPN.
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Unread postby twisted3829 » 2 weeks ago

Just posted this in Rod's thread, but URI will be honoring Rod tomorrow at some point during the game
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That’s great. Glad I’ll be there for it.
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ramster wrote:https://twitter.com/GoRhodyRams/status/945798391468122112


We sure have come a long way from the days of Pepsi 12-packs.
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Ticket sales for the student section musn't be going great for today's game. You can now get two for 18 dollars.
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Billyboy78 wrote:Ticket sales for the student section musn't be going great for today's game. You can now get two for 18 dollars.



Maybe because it is snowing.
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Billyboy78 wrote:Ticket sales for the student section musn't be going great for today's game. You can now get two for 18 dollars.

I think that’s only for the lasalle game
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The family 4 packs for today’s game were listed as sold out when I was looking for tix yesterday. I’m thinking a bigger crowd than the other nite.
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Billyboy78 wrote:Ticket sales for the student section musn't be going great for today's game. You can now get two for 18 dollars.

Where'd you see this? I'm looking for two tickets to today's game but can't seem to find the promotion.
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josephski wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:Ticket sales for the student section musn't be going great for today's game. You can now get two for 18 dollars.

Where'd you see this? I'm looking for two tickets to today's game but can't seem to find the promotion.

Never mind. Someone else was right. I just looked for it and it's only for the LaSalle game.
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About to head down to Kingston from Boston area for my first game in person since the opener against UNC Asheville! Can't wait!!
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steviep123 wrote:About to head down to Kingston from Boston area for my first game in person since the opener against UNC Asheville! Can't wait!!


It's snowing here - light snow
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Billyboy78 wrote:
josephski wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:Ticket sales for the student section musn't be going great for today's game. You can now get two for 18 dollars.

Where'd you see this? I'm looking for two tickets to today's game but can't seem to find the promotion.

Never mind. Someone else was right. I just looked for it and it's only for the LaSalle game.


It is for the LaSalle game but I could have sworn that I saw it earlier today for the George Mason game. Maybe I am wrong but I really thought I saw it.
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of seats left. 300 level corners and endzones. I'm guessing about 800 left, not counting the student sections. If the student section seats sell pretty well, we could have over 6000 today. If they sell really well, maybe 6500+.
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Unread postby Obadiah » 2 weeks ago

What's up with Fatts Russell and his three point shooting in the last four games. I just replayed the Charleston and FGCU games. Sometimes he takes an ill advised shot with a opponent in his face, another time he doesn't take the time to set his feet correctly, some shots don't even come close to the rim and all I know is that 2-13 is pretty bad. We need him back to PC game performance.
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Obadiah wrote:What's up with Fatts Russell and his three point shooting in the last four games. I just replayed the Charleston and FGCU games. Sometimes he takes an ill advised shot with a opponent in his face, another time he doesn't take the time to set his feet correctly, some shots don't even come close to the rim and all I know is that 2-13 is pretty bad. We need him back to PC game performance.

He's a freshman and is going to be inconsistent. Not sure there's much else to it.
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Can somebody post a clickable link to watch the game thanks
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Hoping this minor snow doesn't diminish the crowd. I'm hoping we get another solid turnout this game. If folks who don't normally attend games went to FGCU, maybe they want to come back for another great time. Build the base and let them leave happy is a great formula for big crowds.
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reef wrote:Can somebody post a clickable link to watch the game thanks


http://www.atlantic10.com/mediaPortal/p ... m_id=31600
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Billyboy78 wrote:Not a lot of seats left. 300 level corners and endzones. I'm guessing about 800 left, not counting the student sections. If the student section seats sell pretty well, we could have over 6000 today. If they sell really well, maybe 6500+.


From your mouth to god's ears, that would be a helluva crowd for a low grade opponent the day before NYE. Let's hope ticket buyers show up and don't let the snow keep them away.
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bigappleram wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:Not a lot of seats left. 300 level corners and endzones. I'm guessing about 800 left, not counting the student sections. If the student section seats sell pretty well, we could have over 6000 today. If they sell really well, maybe 6500+.


From your mouth to god's ears, that would be a helluva crowd for a low grade opponent the day before NYE. Let's hope ticket buyers show up and don't let the snow keep them away.
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Billyboy78 wrote:Not a lot of seats left. 300 level corners and endzones. I'm guessing about 800 left, not counting the student sections. If the student section seats sell pretty well, we could have over 6000 today. If they sell really well, maybe 6500+.


From your mouth to god's ears, that would be a helluva crowd for a low grade opponent the day before NYE. Let's hope ticket buyers show up and don't let the snow keep them away.


If so they better hurry up. Does not look like it now
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Looks like the game will be streamed here as well if anybody has issues with the A10 link.

https://www.yurview.com/nelive4
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Neither link appears to have the audio feed working ??
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Working fine here.
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Analysis: Pretty good first 4 minutes from Rhody.
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Yurview link working fine here.
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EC is back baby!
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If ever there was a good opportunity to give minutes to Layssard and Tertsea, this is the time. These guys cant continue to rot on the bench if we ever expect to see them develop.
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ace wrote:https://twitter.com/billkoch25/status/947233677553135617


6,338 on a snowy Saturday of a holiday weekend? and thats without students. I thought we had a poor unsupportive fanbase that would never turn out???
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That's nation building right there by DH. A huge testament to the benefits of sustained winning...and a great indicator to future attendance when students are back.
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That was a fun one. I was hoping we'd see a wire to wire dominant performance and that's exactly what we got.
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Fun to see some alley oops haha

Also this team is sooo fun to watch on both ends. Really pumped to watch conference play unfold
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Pretty dominant performance. Once it got to 32 you could tell the guys were laying off. Nice tribute for Rod's daughter Andrea and his grandkids sitting in 112. Many people on their feet for that. Big, big crowd. It's gonna be fun when the students get back :D
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Shinze88 wrote:If ever there was a good opportunity to give minutes to Layssard and Tertsea, this is the time. These guys cant continue to rot on the bench if we ever expect to see them develop.

........yep, up by 30 with 11-10 minutes to go and Ryan also no PT......I know, we put on dominating display, and I then looking at something to critize, I get it that this is not CYO, but the Ryan DNP is mystery.......something is up.......what?
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Great game by the boys today. Never in doubt and a large crowd with no students. I can see 7k plus the rest of the year.

I have one beef. We are up 30 with 14 minutes to go. We know what we get from Akele which is almost nothing.

We can't try to put Layssard in the game with the starters? What would that have hurt? He can't be worse than Akele. He can't.

I'm not sure what Preston did but he is in the dog house. We were counting on him and he is getting zero minutes. Would love to hear the inside

story on that. Dan has done a wonderful job getting the crowds to the Ryan. There is a buzz. Like I said 7k plus from here on out.
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Tom Moore put his head in his hands when Akele took a little drive and was blocked by someone smaller.
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On attendance: the last post I saw before I headed down to Kingston was Billyboy's about the ticket promo, and I wanted to offer an opposing anecdote; but alas, I got in the car and forgot about it until I heard the attendance announced at almost 6400: my mother - who has not been to a URI basketball game since my parents divorced in 1998 and who couldn't name one player that has played for Rhody since Tommy Garrick and generally is more annoyed by than interested in sports - texted me this morning to ask if I was coming to the game because she had bought tickets and was going to be there. If you're reaching my mother, you are reaching the definition of a casual fan. It's happening.
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.......Akele......someone on the radio team, apparently projected his fouls to be 11.2 for 40 minutes today......ouch.....
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Unread postby EGram » 2 weeks ago

Am apple watch giveaway is nice I guess, but I would prefer an offer along the lines of something like an upgrade to the computer/electronic of your choice or new cellphone under $300-400. Hell, just offer a bestbuy gift certificate! I'd even offer to install it for free if no students are willing.

I imagine many of the nerdy/gamer types types would be far more interested in possible winning a new $300 GPU/4k TV/Console. Or nice phone for the non-gamers instead of a fancy watch.
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