Week #9 - Games of Interest

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Week #9 - Games of Interest

Postby Obadiah » 1 month ago

Week #9 began on the first day of year, so Happy New Year all Ram fans.

URI retains its two votes in the AP poll and five votes in the USA Today poll. St. Bonaventure is the only other A-10 team garnering votes, and in the AP poll, the Bonnies improve their vote total from five to seven, but get no votes in the USA Today Poll. Seton Hall retains the #21 ranking in the AP poll and also gets the # 21 in the US Today poll. Virginia moves up to #8 in both polls. Nevada gets 2 votes in the AP poll and one vote in the coaches' poll. Alabama gets one vote in the AP poll and three in the coaches' poll.

Michigan State is the new #1 in both polls.

The cumulative won-lost records of URI OOC opponents now stands at 100-54, .649 slightly up from the previous week.

The key ratings for URI at the start of Week #9 are:

RPI - 23, down six. The expected RPI is 28.
BPI - 44, up six.
Sagarin - 43, up two.
Pomeroy - 47, up four.

A-10 Conference RPI positioning remains at #10.


There were no Monday games in either the A-10 or among URI OOC opponents.

Nor are there any A-10 games on Tuesday evening.

Games among URI OOC opponents on Tuesday:

Alabama at Vanderbilt. 7 PM. On SECN.

Delaware at Charleston. 7 PM.

Holy Cross at Lafayette. 7 PM.
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Postby ace » 1 month ago

Conference news:




There was talk he’d play last Saturday if cleared.
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ace wrote:Conference news:




There was talk he’d play last Saturday if cleared.



We only play the Hawks once this season and it is more than three weeks out at home on February 27th. If he comes back, we would see him. It however may not make much sense for him to return given more than half the season will be over and his return will not significantly impact the SJU program this year (they are currently 5-7 with an RPI of #221 with little chance of the NCAA or even NIT). Given they have another player (Kimble) redshirting this season , it is likely better for the program for him to sit out and return next season.
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Postby Rhody74 » 1 month ago

Plus, how effective would Brown be after such a long layoff?
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Postby TruePoint » 1 month ago

Charleston wins easily over Delaware.

Holy Cross falls at Lafayette and Alabama's comeback bid at Vandy falls short.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

Not a good loss for Bama

SEC looks better than it has in years and Big 12 is very deep this year
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Postby urirx » 1 month ago

Makes up for a really bad Big10. with Wichita State going to the AAC this year, the conferences outside of P5+BE, AAC, getting more then 1 bid will be very very limited.
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A full compliment of A-10 games on Wednesday evening, highlighted by URI hosting La Salle at 7 PM. Also,

Saint Louis at Davidson. 7 PM.

George Washington at Duquesne. 7 PM.

Richmond at Fordham. 7 PM.

VCU at Saint Joseph's. 7 PM.

George Mason at UMass. 7:30 PM.

St. Bonaventure at Dayton. 8:30 PM. On CBSSN.



Among URI OOC opponents:

Marquette at PC. 6:30 PM. On CBSSN.

NJIT at Brown. 7 PM. On ESPN3.

UNC Asheville at High Point. 7 PM.

#8 Virginia at Virginia Tech. 9 PM. On ACCNE.

Wyoming at Nevada. 10:30 PM. ON CBSSN.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

Going to have to DVR that Bonnies/Dayton game to check out those 2 teams.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

Hey who are we pulling for Bona or Dayton ???
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Postby Rhodysk » 1 month ago

Thought big east was tv partner with only fox sports.
Didn’t know cbssn had that conference too
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 1 month ago

reef wrote:Hey who are we pulling for Bona or Dayton ???


We play both twice, so no tiebraker there. I'd say Bonaventure. Dayton is probably a middle of the pack at best team this year, so you want Bonaventure to be as good as possible.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

Ok I will take the positives out of whomever wins that one
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Postby PlayMikeMotenMore » 1 month ago

Not sure if mentioned before but good news for URI, (although I never want to see somebody get hurt)

Notre Dame losing Bonzie Colson Jr. for 2 months will help URI. ND should take quite a hit.
Maryland losing Justin Jackson for season. Maryland will be a weaker team as well.

As teams become less formidable it allows for other teams to move up.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

Tough news for Bonzie , glad to see him turn out to be a great player as who could forget what his dad did for the 88 team
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Postby ramster » 1 month ago

Eric Williams Jr - 12 rebounds, 21 points hit 5 of 6 threes. Could be freshman of the year in A10. Leads Duquesne to win over GW
Dayton taking it to St Bonaventure
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Postby Da_Process_Survivor » 1 month ago

Good to see the Hawk Hill bullshit is still a thing....33-7 FT advantage over VCU
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A lot of underwhelming action tonight in the A10.....
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Postby wpbrown8267 » 1 month ago

Dayton taking it to the bonnies, 39-21 with about 1 min to go in 1st

Bonnies have 9 TO
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Postby rhodysurf » 1 month ago

Mobley has fouls so it’s literally Adams vs dayton
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Postby Justns11 » 1 month ago

Wow- 7 A10 games tonight and 3 went to OT.
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Postby rambone 78 » 1 month ago

Again, crap games......this league is barf city this year.

VCU falls victim to the refs at St. Joes.....some things never change.

We will stomp the Bonnies at home....no doubt in my mind.

Duquesne is a surprise so far....but how good are they really?
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Postby ace » 1 month ago

Go home, A10, you’re drunk.

Up is down, black is white, Duquesne maybe doesn’t suck?
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Postby twisted3829 » 1 month ago

George Mason notched the first win by a road team tonight in the A10. It appears the home teams will be 13-1 through the first 2 set of games in the A10
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ramster wrote:Eric Williams Jr - 12 rebounds, 21 points hit 5 of 6 threes. Could be freshman of the year in A10. Leads Duquesne to win over GW
Dayton taking it to St Bonaventure



is that PC Eric Williams son?
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Postby Rhody74 » 1 month ago

PC loses to Marquette in OT. Marquette's Markus Howard had 52 points in the game.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

Bye bye Bonnie's bye bye let's see how many AP votes you get next week baby !!

Bye bye PC bye bye have fun watching URI play in the Big Dance while you struggle to get in a meaningless post season tourney!!!
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RhodyRam86 wrote:
ramster wrote:Eric Williams Jr - 12 rebounds, 21 points hit 5 of 6 threes. Could be freshman of the year in A10. Leads Duquesne to win over GW
Dayton taking it to St Bonaventure



is that PC Eric Williams son?


No, not his son
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Postby Rhodymob05 » 1 month ago

So far it’s Rhody and the rest of the A10, kind of shocked by The Bonnie’s loss.
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Rhodymob05 wrote:So far it’s Rhody and the rest of the A10, kind of shocked by The Bonnie’s loss.



probably true, but will feel much more confident once we get a road win or two. they've been tough to come by in the first 2 games of conference play.
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Postby PeterRamTime » 1 month ago

Us and Duquesne at the top 2-0.

Keith Dambrot is no slouch!

We might need some F efforts to find losses tis year...

Any loss will obviously be a disappointment. I just don't see us collapsing in that event.
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Postby The Dude » 1 month ago

It appears the A-10 is going to be quite the mess this year. I mean, I expected URI, Bonnies, & VCU to be good teams with URI being the best of the bunch, but now it looks like it's just Rhody who's going to be at the top and then there will be everyone else. I'm not sure I've ever seen the A10 this weak before.
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Postby adam914 » 1 month ago

Two games in, still a long way to go.
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Postby PeterRamTime » 1 month ago

St Bonaventure will be okay I think. Hopefully they can stay in the bubble range.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

We just need to take care of business and stay healthy and we will be fine

Don't take anybody lightly come to play every night and we will do no worse than 14-4 and should lock up a bid prior to the A10 tournament
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Postby urirx » 1 month ago

When you are on the road in the a10 teams will get you. We have not won a true road game this year. Dayton vcu and Bonnie’s are all games uri could easily lose on the road. We will be fine as a team if we 15-3 in conference, but those are going to be some of our separation games.
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urirx wrote:When you are on the road in the a10 teams will get you. We have not won a true road game this year. Dayton vcu and Bonnie’s are all games uri could easily lose on the road. We will be fine as a team if we 15-3 in conference, but those are going to be some of our separation games.



agree...not quite ready to write off the bonnies for a road loss to Dayton. there has only been one road win in conference after 2 games. all we have done is take care of business at home. separation is a good word. until a contender beats another contender on the road, there is no separation and the conference is up for grabs.
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Postby rambone 78 » 1 month ago

Not trying to be negative but we need to play better than we did last night, or we will find ourselves with L's on the road like the Bonnies just did.

And be ready for another abortion at Hagan as always happens.
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urirx wrote:When you are on the road in the a10 teams will get you. We have not won a true road game this year. Dayton vcu and Bonnie’s are all games uri could easily lose on the road. We will be fine as a team if we 15-3 in conference, but those are going to be some of our separation games.


Keep in mind that when you go to St. Joe's you're playing five against eight. Maybe that will change when Young Frankenstein retires, but for now, expect a screw job when you go there.
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rambone 78 wrote:Not trying to be negative but we need to play better than we did last night, or we will find ourselves with L's on the road like the Bonnies just did.

And be ready for another abortion at Hagan as always happens.


We don't play St. Joe's on the road.

Road Games (in order)
GW
STL
Dayton
Fordham
UMass
VCU
SBU
LaSalle
Davidson
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Thanks my bad.....that's a relief.
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As a reminder, our five home and home partners are: La Salle, SBU, Dayton, Davidson, and UMass
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Postby Obadiah » 1 month ago

Wyoming gave Nevada a tussle in the first half, but Cody Martin's strong second half contributed to the Wolfpack pulling away for their 13th consecutive home win, 92-83. The Mountain West race looks like it is coming down to a battle between Nevada and Boise State. The two teams will meet in their first confrontation on Jan. 20 in Reno.
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Postby Obadiah » 1 month ago

#8 Virginia put in an opening three pointer in the first 15 seconds of game and never looked back as the Cavaliers overwhelmed Virginia Tech, 78-52.

No games on Thursday evening in the A-10 or among URI OOC opponents..
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Postby ace » 1 month ago

Harsh reminder of conference play... ASU just lost on the road to Colorado. They were 10 point favorites. 3 point shooting (or lack thereof) killed them.
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Postby urirx » 1 month ago

The u of a/utes game was a crazy game. Utes just couldn’t get over the hump,after coming back from 17 down. A couple of 4 and 5 point plays from the utes kept them in it
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

Sorry to see aBobby and ASU go down @ Colorado
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Great game on Saturday............

No. 7 Oklahoma at No. 6 West Virginia (7:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN). Watch the country’s best playmaker, Sooners freshman Trae Young, square off with arguably the country’s best backcourt defender, Mountaineers senior Jevon Carter.
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ramster wrote:Great game on Saturday............

No. 7 Oklahoma at No. 6 West Virginia (7:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN). Watch the country’s best playmaker, Sooners freshman Trae Young, square off with arguably the country’s best backcourt defender, Mountaineers senior Jevon Carter.


I'd like to see how well our guards do against Trae Young.

I'm sure Fatts would too...
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