Week # 10 - Games of Interest

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Unread postby Obadiah » 1 week ago

As Week #10 begins, URI again is the only A-10 school garnering any votes in the national polls. The Rams now get seven votes in the AP and six votes in the USA Today polls. Virginia moves up to #3 in both polls. Seton Hall moves up to #13 ranking in the AP poll and # 15 in the US Today poll. Nevada gets 2 votes in the AP poll and eight votes in the coaches' poll.

Villanova replaces Michigan State as #1 leader in both polls.

The cumulative won-lost records of URI OOC opponents now stands at 111-63, .638 slightly down from the previous week.

The key ratings for URI at the start of Week #10 are:

RPI - 20, up three. The expected RPI is 24.
BPI - 39, up five.
Sagarin - 39, up four.
Pomeroy - 39, up eight.

A-10 Conference RPI positioning remains at #10.

Only action On Monday is Holy Cross hosting Loyola (MD). 7 PM. The Crusaders have lost five straight and have yet to win a Patriot League game. Question is whether the home court advantage will give HC a much needed boost to beat a just average Loyola team?
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RPI 20 that's freaking awesome !!
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Holy Cross finally ends its losing streak and wins.
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In last night action, Holy Cross came back from a small half time deficit to snap a five game losing streak as the Crusaders beat Loyola (MD), 63-57. Among all URI opponents, Holy Cross has the worst RPI at 338.
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Tuesday evening action in the A-10 in addition to URI at Saint Louis. 7 PM. On CBSSN.

Dayton at Richmond. 7 PM.

Duquesne at VCU. 8 PM.


Among URI OOC opponents:

Longwood at UNC Asheville. 7 PM.

South Carolina at Alabama. 7 PM. On SECN.

#13 Seton Hall at Marquette. 9 PM. On CBSSN.
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Love Dayton tonight over Richmond
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Obadiah wrote:In last night action, Holy Cross came back from a small half time deficit to snap a five game losing streak as the Crusaders beat Loyola (MD), 63-57. Among all URI opponents, Holy Cross has the worst RPI at 338.



Ugh can't believe we have to go out there for the back half of a home and home next season. HC is as good at basketball this year as Worcester is at being a city.

Is VCU-Duquesne on TV?
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Puck Frovidence wrote:
Obadiah wrote:In last night action, Holy Cross came back from a small half time deficit to snap a five game losing streak as the Crusaders beat Loyola (MD), 63-57. Among all URI opponents, Holy Cross has the worst RPI at 338.



Ugh can't believe we have to go out there for the back half of a home and home next season. HC is as good at basketball this year as Worcester is at being a city.

Is VCU-Duquesne on TV?

Stadiumhd 820 on FIOS. I don't know about Cox.
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Duquesne put up a good effort, but could not realize a really good road win as the Dukes fell to VCU, 78-67. Duquesne led the entire first half by margins as large as 13 points and they maintained the lead in the second half, but VCU began to chip away and by the 10 minute mark, the Southern Rams had their first lead of the game, a lead they would not relinquish. URI now stands alone at the top of the A-10 standings.
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Obadiah wrote:Duquesne put up a good effort, but could not realize a really good road win as the Dukes fell to VCU, 78-67. Duquesne led the entire first half by margins as large as 13 points and they maintained the lead in the second half, but VCU began to chip away and by the 10 minute mark, the Southern Rams had their first lead of the game, a lead they would not relinquish. URI now stands alone at the top of the A-10 standings.


Duquesne has 4 games prior to visiting Kingston.
LaSalle
@ Saint Louis
George Mason
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Is it possible that Duquesne comes to the Ryan Center with a 7-1 record January 27? 3 home games upcoming with all 4 games prior to URI very winnable.
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Unread postby Tom98 » 1 week ago

My two concerns in the A10 are Umass and St. Joes. Umass will be a tough matchup with their size in the paint and that small guard who lights it up. Phill Martelli is a great coach and will have a good game plan to beat us..... some solid talent and length. Those 2 games in my opinion will be are biggest challenge.
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I disagree, at VCU and at St Bonnies are the 2 toughest. Both tough places to play that will be packed and loud
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Duquesne let me down tonight after that solid 1st half
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St. John’s drops to 0-5 in conference, losing the last 2 to DePaul and Georgetown. I wonder if the president is still comfortable with his Mullin over Dan choice. Probably, but he is in year 3, the season you hope to see a few more signs of life. Plenty of season left to recover.
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Yes, not good for St Johns since Georgetown and DePaul were picked to finish 9th and 10th respectively with St John's picked 6th preseason.
Tough loss for Seton Hall last night vs Marquette

2017-18 Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Villanova (8) 80
2. Seton Hall (1) 71
3. Xavier (1) 63
4. Providence 59
5. Creighton 48
6. St. John’s 36
7. Marquette 34
8. Butler 32
9. Georgetown 15
10. DePaul 12
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Long Shot Prediction: If Iona wins the MAAC TIM ClUEESS takes over as headcoach at Saint Johns.

I's not like they have much to lose by giving it a try and I thin it's very possible the CLuess system actually does better vs tougher teams then weaker ones.
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What are you basing your theory for how Cluess' system works on besides that you went to school there?
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Obadiah wrote:Tuesday evening action in the A-10 in addition to URI at Saint Louis. 7 PM. On CBSSN.

Dayton at Richmond. 7 PM.

Duquesne at VCU. 8 PM.


Among URI OOC opponents:

Longwood at UNC Asheville. 7 PM.

South Carolina at Alabama. 7 PM. On SECN.

#13 Seton Hall at Marquette. 9 PM. On CBSSN.


Big loss for #13 Seton Hall losing by 20 points last night @ Marquette
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In other Tuesday night results

UNC Asheville easily handled Longwood, 90-80.

Alabama got out of the gate fast to beat South Carolina, 76-62.

#13 Seton Hall fell big time to Marquette, 84-64, snapping the Pirates' five game win streak.
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Wednesday night action in the A-10:

George Washington at Davidson. 7 PM.

Fordham at St. Bonaventure. 7 PM.

Saint Joseph's at George Mason. 7 PM.

La Salle at UMass. 7 PM.

No games tonight among URI OOC opponents.
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Bonaventure leads Fordham 34-31 at the half. Yeesh.
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Now Bonnies 55-42. That's more like it.
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LaSalle blew a 21 point lead and lost to UMass in OT 86-79. Pipkins set a new Mullins scoring record with 44. Explorers are one bi-polar team. Very streaky.

St Joe's trailed nearly all game at George Mason before going ahead by one with seconds left. Patriots hit a three to win 81-79 as time expired.

Fordham played SBU nearly even in the first half before running out of steam in Olean losing 77-61.

Davidson cruised at home from the tip beating GW 72-45.
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Wow. It’s almost like it’s really hard to win on the road in conference or something.
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GW getting pasted its last 2 games

Nice comeback by UMass
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No action in the A-10 on Thursday evening.

Games involving URI OOC opponents:

Northeastern at Charleston. 7 PM. Charleston needs to rebound after suffering two straight road loses in the CAA.

Siena at Iona. 7 PM. On ESPN3.

South Carolina Upstate at Florida Gulf Coast. 7 PM. On ESPN3.

Holy Cross at Navy. 7 PM.
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FLA ST lost last night

potential opening for Rhody ...
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ElmCityRhody wrote:FLA ST lost last night

potential opening for Rhody ...


Yes, and FSU lost on their home court. Terrance Mann for FSU was the game high scorer with 25 points and also had 8 rebounds.
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Fair view of the conference from a Davidson fan:

https://wingspansports.com/2018/01/11/a ... ssion=true
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Rhody74 wrote:Fair view of the conference from a Davidson fan:

https://wingspansports.com/2018/01/11/a ... ssion=true


I’m confused. What does “key win” mean?

He had Davidson’s key win as George Mason.

That makes him sound dumb. Maybe like he should keep to chess write ups or something.
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Rhody74 wrote:Fair view of the conference from a Davidson fan:

https://wingspansports.com/2018/01/11/a ... ssion=true



Very much underrate SBU. GMU is way overrated. SLU should be ranked higher.
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Irish also lost so we may pass them ???
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Let's beat St. Bonaventure first.....
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In this evening's results:

Charleston righted its CAA campaign by emphatically defeating Northeastern, 82-66.

Iona barely escaped a devastating home court loss to woeful Siena by coming from 12 points down in the second half to edge the Saints, 71-69.

Florida Gulf Coast easily defeated South Carolina Upstate, 75-58, to bring their A-Sun record to 2-0.

Great effort by Holy Cross, but the Crusaders fell short in OT at Navy, 61-56.
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Crazy finish Clemson @ NC State
With .2 seconds to go NC State fouls Devoe on a 3 pointer from the corner (imagine if it had gone in?)
Devoe calmly hit the 1st 2 FTs. NC State HC called time out then he was waving his hand fanatically to get the crowd to make a ton of noise and the poor kid Missed the 3rd FT so game over.

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with 25 seconds to go NC State threw the ball in from under the basket with a bounce pass. Problem being the bounce pass clearly bounced out of bounds before it came in bounds. A clear violation - Clemson players and Coach were furious but Refs got together and did not change the call - it was said that this is a dead ball infraction and is not therefore subject to the last 2 minutes replay - unfortunate break for Clemson on that. So Clemson drops from the Top 25 after having only recently entered.
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I was just going to post Clemson loses. They were 19 so they may not drop out ??
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With wins over Duke and now Clemson, I would expect over the top love for NC State come Monday. They won't be penalized for losing this weekend at UVA.
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VCU @ Dayton tonight. ESPN2 at 7pm. Dayton favored by 2 1/2

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ramster wrote:VCU @ Dayton tonight. FS1 at 7pm. Dayton favored by 2 1/2


The game is on ESPN2. We don't have tv with Fox.
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theblueram wrote:
ramster wrote:VCU @ Dayton tonight. FS1 at 7pm. Dayton favored by 2 1/2


The game is on ESPN2. We don't have tv with Fox.


Crap I read it wrong on the vegas insider listing, what I read was for the game above it. But glad it’s on espn2. Vegasinsider does not show that.
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Only one game in Friday evening action in the A-10, but it is always an interesting match-up when VCU plays at Dayton. 7 PM. On ESPN2.

Games involving URI OOC opponents:

Brown opens its Ivy campaign in a game at Yale. 7 PM.

UNC Asheville at Presbyterian. 7 PM.

PC at De Paul. 8:30 PM. On FS1
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The Brown/Yale game is not the most high profile game ever, but I'm kind of curious to see that game. Yale is favored by 7.5 and rpiforecast likes them by even more than that, but I'm not totally convinced. I thought when I have seen Brown that they've showed some signs of life. I am cautiously optimistic about Brown being an upper-half Ivy team this year (not that it makes a huge difference for URI).
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Between ESPN and NBCSN, all 7 conference games this weekend are on national tv, starting with VCU-Dayton tonight on ESPN2.
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Obadiah wrote:PC at De Paul. 8:30 PM. On FS1


Just a note on tonights game:

"When DePaul hosts Providence in a Big East men’s basketball game next month, cable’s Fox Sports 1 plans to carry the game with limited commercial interruption and both head coaches wearing microphones, Fox Sports announced Thursday.

The only two breaks during the Jan. 12 telecast will be at the start and end of halftime, according to Fox Sports, which said wiring up the Blue Demons’ Dave Leitao and the Friars’ Ed Cooley will enable viewers to eavesdrop on what the coaches say in huddles, on the sideline and in their locker rooms from tipoff to the final whistle.

In addition to the FS1 feed, FoxSportsGo.com and the Fox Sports Go mobile app will offer additional live streams dedicated to each coach’s video and audio for the entire game so fans can customize their viewing experience."
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When we last saw Sam Miller, he was embarrassing himself on video in a jail cell and suspended from the Dayton basketball team. He now reportedly has transferred to Charleston.
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Obadiah wrote:Brown opens its Ivy campaign in a game at Yale. 7 PM.


TruePoint wrote:The Brown/Yale game is not the most high profile game ever, but I'm kind of curious to see that game. Yale is favored by 7.5 and rpiforecast likes them by even more than that, but I'm not totally convinced. I thought when I have seen Brown that they've showed some signs of life. I am cautiously optimistic about Brown being an upper-half Ivy team this year (not that it makes a huge difference for URI).


Apparently this game will now be at 5:30 PM tonight and broadcast on the "Eleven Sports Network" (Fios ch. 597) (DirectTV ch. 623)

Questionable network branding insomuchas neither of those channel numbers are 11. Or really even close.
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Who am we pulling for VCU or Dayton??? Or does it really matter ???
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reef wrote:Who am we pulling for VCU or Dayton??? Or does it really matter ???

Probably Dayton. They currently have the higher rpi and we play them twice.
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VCU going with the defense-optional approach tonight. Risky move, let’s see how it turns out.
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