Week #14 - Games of Interest

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Postby Obadiah » 2 weeks ago

As Week #14 begins, URI continues to get love in the national polls. The Rams moves up to the #18 position in the AP Top 25 Poll poll and #19 in the USA Today Coaches Poll . Virginia retains the #2 in both polls. Nevada grabs the #23 ranking in the AP poll. Also getting other votes in AP poll are Seton Hall with 20 votes and Alabama with 8 votes. In the USA Today Coaches Poll Nevada again gets the #23 position. In the other votes category, Seton Hall gets 25 votes, and Alabama gets 3 votes.

Villanova remains the #1 leader in both polls.

The cumulative won-lost records of URI OOC opponents now stands at 174-83, 0.677, another increase over the previous week fueled by Saturday's 9-0 performance.

The key ratings for URI at the start of Week #14 are:

RPI - 6, up three. The expected RPI is 10.
BPI - 27, up 4.
Sagarin - 32, up 2.
Pomeroy - 31, up 3.


No Monday night games in the A-10.

No games tonight involving URI OOC opponents:

Only one game in Top 25 action:

#15 West Virginia at #12 Oklahoma. 9 PM. On ESPN.
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Postby Obadiah » 2 weeks ago

Only one Tuesday night game in the A-10:

Saint Joseph's at Davidson. 7 PM.

In games tonight involving URI OOC opponents:

Alabama at Mississippi State. 7 PM. On SECN.

Georgetown at PC. 8:30 PM. On FS1.

In Top 25 action:

#6 Xavier at Butler. 6:30 PM. On FS1..

UCF at #6 Cincinnati 7PM. On CBSSN.

#15 Tennessee at #24 Kentucky. 7 PM. On ESPN.

#24 Michigan at Northwestern. 7 PM. On BTN.

#4 Michigan State at Iowa. 9 PM. On ESPN.

TCU at #10 Kansas. 9 PM. On ESPN2.

#22 Wichita State at Memphis. 9 PM. On CBSSN.
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Postby bigappleram » 2 weeks ago

Remember when Obes great thread used to become irrelevant as we got later into the season. Not no more!!
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 2 weeks ago

I remember doing the bubble watch games of interest last year, glad that crap is done!
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Postby Obadiah » 1 week ago

With good ball control and great shooting including a barrage of three pointers (11 made in the half), Davidson is swamping Saint Joseph's with the halftime score at 52-28!
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X had a 10 point halftime lead at Butler (even bigger before). Butler up 1 midway through 2nd half.
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Obadiah wrote:With good ball control and great shooting including a barrage of three pointers (11 made in the half), Davidson is swamping Saint Joseph's with the halftime score at 52-28!


Aldridge has 29 points, one point more than the entire St Joe's team at the half.

URI will really need to defend the three on Friday night. Everyone of the Wildcats like to shoot the three and they can get hot.
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Obadiah wrote:With good ball control and great shooting including a barrage of three pointers (11 made in the half), Davidson is swamping Saint Joseph's with the halftime score at 52-28!


Couldn't happen to a nicer Frankenstein.
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There won't be any letdown Friday night. They know they will have to play well to win. Davidson is really hot right now.

Some teams in this league already look like they are packing it in for the season.
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RF1 wrote:
Obadiah wrote:With good ball control and great shooting including a barrage of three pointers (11 made in the half), Davidson is swamping Saint Joseph's with the halftime score at 52-28!


Aldridge has 29 points, one point more than the entire St Joe's team at the half.

URI will really need to defend the three on Friday night. Everyone of the Wildcats like to shoot the three and they can get hot.


Yeah but they're all set shooters. They can't create their own looks.

Perimeter defense just needs to stay home and forget Aldridge. They won't beat us with 2s
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Postby rambone 78 » 1 week ago

Aldridge went 5-11 on 3's tonight...the team made 20 out of 39.....ridiculous.

We keep them under 10 made 3's....we win.....

Yeah they are set shooters, but they had 27 assists.....going to have to harass the shit out of them and turn them over.
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Postby bigappleram » 1 week ago

We will be selling out to chase them off 3 pt line, likely leaving us susceptible to backdoor and basket cuts which they will do often.
I am sure we will settle for 2s over 3s, try to turn them over and wear them out over the 40 minutes. Grady is going to be a stud but he will be a freshman PG in a sold out arena against a swarming defense.
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Postby Rhodymob05 » 1 week ago

Davidson on fire. Let’s bring the house down Friday.
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Postby NYGFan_Section208 » 1 week ago

I can't see any team making 10 3's against this Rhody team...just not happenin'....
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Postby Rhody15 » 1 week ago

I will never forget when we played them at home 3 years ago and how unbelievable they looked in that first half. It was so sound, so technical with the backcourt cuts, running their offense so crisp, etc etc.

One of the best halves I’ve seen an opponent play against us in a long time.
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Postby rambone 78 » 1 week ago

Well they are doing that again.....we will have to disrupt them, no letup on D at all for the entire game.....

That kid Grady is good, and will be a real handful......
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NYGFan_Section208 wrote:I can't see any team making 10 3's against this Rhody team...just not happenin'....


It depends how many 3’s they launch. If they take 34 and hit 10 that is under 30%.
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Rhody15 wrote:I will never forget when we played them at home 3 years ago and how unbelievable they looked in that first half. It was so sound, so technical with the backcourt cuts, running their offense so crisp, etc etc.

One of the best halves I’ve seen an opponent play against us in a long time.


I was at that game. You are right. They made us look silly in the first half. But then Dan made some adjustments. I just looked at the play by play. They led 48-37 with 14:05 left. Over the next 11:45 their only score was a Brian Sullivan 3 pointer. We took a 54-51 lead with 2:14 left only to lose on the Gibbs 3 pointer.

I have to believe they do not have as many offensive weapons and our defense is a little more lock down. But the 3 pointer is what makes college basketball so much fun. It is the great equalizer. Hopefully they got their hot shooting out of their systems last night.
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Wednesday night action in the A-10:

Duquesne at Dayton. 7 PM.

George Mason at Fordham. 7 PM.

La Salle at George Washington. 7 PM.

Saint Louis at St. Bonaventure. 7 PM.

VCU at Richmond. 9 PM. On CBSSN.


In games tonight involving URI OOC opponents:

#2 Virginia at Florida State. 7 PM. On ACCNE.

Marquette at Seton Hall. 7 PM. On FS1.

UNC Asheville at Longwood. 7 PM.

Navy at Holy Cross. 7:05 PM.

UNLV at #23 Nevada. 11 PM. On CBSSN.


In Top 25 action:

St. John's at #1 Villanova. 7 PM. On CBSSN.

Wake Forest at #25 Miami 7PM. On ESPN2.

#14 Ohio State at #3 Purdue. 8:30 PM. On BTN.

Iowa State at #7 Texas Tech. 9 PM. On ESPNU.

Texas A&M at #8 Auburn. 9 PM. On ESPN2.
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RhodyRam86 wrote:
Rhody15 wrote:I will never forget when we played them at home 3 years ago and how unbelievable they looked in that first half. It was so sound, so technical with the backcourt cuts, running their offense so crisp, etc etc.

One of the best halves I’ve seen an opponent play against us in a long time.


I was at that game. You are right. They made us look silly in the first half. But then Dan made some adjustments. I just looked at the play by play. They led 48-37 with 14:05 left. Over the next 11:45 their only score was a Brian Sullivan 3 pointer. We took a 54-51 lead with 2:14 left only to lose on the Gibbs 3 pointer.

I have to believe they do not have as many offensive weapons and our defense is a little more lock down. But the 3 pointer is what makes college basketball so much fun. It is the great equalizer. Hopefully they got their hot shooting out of their systems last night.



That defensive effort against them in the second half that night was legendary.
We put up one hell of a Rhode Block and they could not score. The problem was, as I recall, we couldn't make any damn shots! The comeback was a slow one.

I actually think that Years defense was maybe better than this years overall. Maybe even last years.
We just couldn't score.

This Davidson team is not as good as that Davidson team and these Rhody Rams are better than those Rhody Rams.

They cannot handle it if we impose our will on them. Our athletes are much stronger physically and just as quick as they are.
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Postby reef » 1 week ago

This should be a stiff test. Need a big defensive effort to take away their 3 point shooting
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Postby theblueram » 1 week ago

Good game STJ vs Nova. Looks like the bottom dweller might take down the giant.
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Postby rambone 78 » 1 week ago

Adams with 10 3's and 44 points tonight. I guess we know who we will shut down next Friday.
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#2 Virginia takes down Florida State, while St. John's upsets #1 Villanova. Virginia likely to take over the #1 spot in the next week's polls.
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Virginia comes back and wins at Florida State. St. John's wins at Villanova. If UVa wins this weekend, they will be the new #1.

Seton Hall misses a slew of free throws leading to loss at home to Marquette.
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When will we see the Davidson game thread??
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Working on the Davidson preview which I hope to have up tonight. In the meantime, wanted to mention something on Bonnies - whatever was going on with them early in the conference season, they seem to have corrected course. They've now won 5 in a row with their demolition of a SLU team tonight that had been pretty competitive lately. Currently, rpiforecast expects them to drop 3 more games and finish with a final RPI of 45. Looking at their schedule, it is entirely possible that they could win six or seven of their final seven games. Best case scenario, URI beats Bonnies in Oleans and they win their other six games. If it were to play out that way, Bonnies could end up right on the 30 RPI threshold to turn our home win against them into another quadrant 1 win. It would also potentially put them back into at-large consideration. That's the best-case scenario for Rhody and the A-10 - would be really nice to get two teams into the field in this down year.
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Obadiah wrote:When will we see the Davidson game thread??

Ironically I had typed my post mentioning that I was working on it before you posted this. Good timing.
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It seems like all of a sudden, the A10 has some solid squads. Bonnies/Davidson especially.
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Jaylen Adams back-to-back 40+ pt games, yikes!

Rhody could be #5 rpi tonight, Auburn is struggling vs Tex a&m
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Spiders!!!
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Auburn loses at home to Texas A&M 81-80 and its RPI ranking drops. URI takes its place at #5 in the RPI.
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Postby Obadiah » 1 week ago

Richmond comes back from a second half 10 point deficit to take down VCU, 77-76, completing a sweep of their home and home series.The Spiders now move into a tie with St. Bona for third pace in the A-10 standings.
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Wow RPI # 5 !!!
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TruePoint wrote:
Obadiah wrote:When will we see the Davidson game thread??

Ironically I had typed my post mentioning that I was working on it before you posted this. Good timing.


Just a suggestion, but why not post the Davidson thread right after the VCU Game last Friday and leave a "placeholder" for your personal pregame story to be added later when you have time to prepare it?
Just like members do when they hear about a potential recruiting section. They post the Player in the Message Title and placeholder in the first message

Posting the Davidson game thread the day before the game, when there is a whole week between games is too late. We end up with Davidson comments mixed in to other threads that would logically go in the Davidson Game thread if it was there

With such an exciting season as this you could even put the Richmond Thread up now so comments get channeled there.
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Nah
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rambone 78 wrote:Adams with 10 3's and 44 points tonight. I guess we know who we will shut down next Friday.


Made no sense... he was hitting bombs from everywhere yet for some reason SLU was still not really even guarding him and he kept just jacking up shots. He literally wasnt being guarded even after he had made like 5 in a row
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Travis Ford isn't really known for his game management. His success is built around excellent recruiting
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Beyond The Boxscore
- The Bonnies have now won nine straight games at the Reilly Center.
- Up Next: St. Bonaventure will host Richmond this Saturday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. The game is sold out.
http://gobonnies.sbu.edu/sports/m-baskb ... 0207wmildd
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Postby Rhody74 » 1 week ago

I hope the Bonnie’s win out (except us, of course). I’md like to see them make the NCAAT.
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No Thursday night action in the A-10.

In games tonight involving URI OOC opponents:

William & Mary at Charleston. 7 PM.

Monmouth at Iona. 7 PM. On ESPN3.

Florida Gulf Coast at NJIT. 7 PM. On ESPN3.


In Top 25 action:

Pittsburgh at #16 Clemson. 7 PM. On ACCNE.

#9 Duke at #21 North Carolina. 8 PM. On ESPN.

#11 St. Mary's at Loyola Marymount. 10 PM.

#12 Gonzaga at Pacific. 10 PM. On ESPN3.

UCLA at #13 Arizona. 10 PM. On ESPN.
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Richmond plays @ St Bonaventure Saturday - big game for both teams with Richmond visiting Kingston on Tuesday night

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Charleston also won to stay one game ahead of Northeastern in the CAA race.

Iona got buried by Monmouth at home.
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Iona got smoked 72-50 at home by a below .500 Monmouth. They are now 15-10, tied for 3rd place (9-4) in the MAAC. They have been a bit of a disappointment to date. They still however have as good a chance as anyone to win the auto bid at the MAAC Tourney.
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The only Top 25 game and A-10 game on tap tonight is:

URI hosting Davidson. 7 PM. On ESPN2.


Also Cornell at Brown. 7 PM. On ESPN3.
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Lots of Saturday night action in college basketball. In the A-10.

Fordham at Duquesne. 12 Noon.

George Washington at George Mason. 4 PM.

Richmond at St. Bonaventure. 4 PM.

UMass at Saint Joseph's. 4 PM.

Dayton at VCU. 6 PM. On CBSSN.

La Salle at Saint Louis. 8 PM.


In games tonight involving URI OOC opponents:

Iona at St. Peter's. 12 Noon.

Holy Cross at Boston U. 1 PM.

Radford at UNC Asheville. 2 PM.

Seton Hall at Georgetown. 4 PM. On CBSSN.

DePaul at PC. 4 PM. On CBSSN.

Drexel at Charleston. 4 PM.

Florida Gulf Coast at South Carolina Upstate. 4 PM. On ESPN3.

Columbia at Brown. 6 PM.

#15 Tennessee at Alabama. 6 PM. On SECN.

Virginia Tech at #2 Virginia. 6:15 PM. On ESPN.

San Diego State at #23 Nevada. 8 PM. On Espn2.


In Top 25 action:

Butler at #1 Villanova. 12 Noon. On Fox.

Oklahoma State at #19 West Virginia. 12 Noon. On ESPN.

#10 Kansas at Baylor. 2 PM On CBS.

#17 Oklahoma at Iowa State. 2 PM. On ESPN.

#21 North Carolina at North Carolina State. 2 PM. On ACCNE.

#25 Miami at Boston College. 2 PM. On ACCNE.

UConn at #22 Wichita State. 6 PM. On ESPN2.

#7 Texas Tech at Kansas State.. 8 PM. On ESPNU.

#24 Kentucky at Texas A&M. 8:15 PM. On ESPN.

#12 Gonzaga at #11 St. Mary's. 10 PM. On ESPN2.

USC at #13 Arizona. 10:15 PM. On ESPN.
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Postby Rhody74 » 1 week ago

Too bad the Richmond Bonnie’s game isn’t televised. Should be interesting
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Rhody74 wrote:Too bad the Richmond Bonnie’s game isn’t televised. Should be interesting


I'm seeing it listed on the A10 Network.
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