Week #15 - Games of Interest

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Postby Obadiah » 1 week ago

As Week #15 begins, URI strengthens its ranking in the national polls as the Rams move up to the #16 position in the AP Top 25 Poll poll and #14 in the USA Today Coaches Poll . Despite the loss to Virginia Tech, Virginia gained the #1 in the AP Top 25 poll, but got only the #3 spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Nevada overcame their loss to UNLV by falling only one position to #24 in both polls. Also getting other votes in AP poll are Alabama with 22 votes and St. Bona with 3 votes. In the USA Today Coaches Poll , Michigan State gets the #1 spot. In the other votes category, Alabama gets 6 votes and Seton Hall gets 3 votes.

The cumulative won-lost records of URI OOC opponents now stands at 187-92, 0.670, a small decrease over the previous week.
The key ratings for URI at the start of Week #15 are:

RPI - 5, up one. The expected RPI is 9.
BPI - 24, up 3.
Sagarin - 34, down 2.
Pomeroy - 30 up 1.

No Monday games in the A-10.

Only one game involving URI OOC opponents:

Iona at Siena. 7 PM. On ESPN3.


In Top 25 action:

Notre Dame at #14 North Carolina 7 PM. On ESPN.

TCU at #20 West Virginia. 9 PM. On ESPN2.
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Postby Obadiah » 1 week ago

Another bad loss for Iona as the Gaels fall in OT to lowly Siena, 82-78. Other than favorable seeding in MAAC tourney, this result actually does not change much as Iona's only path to NCAAT is to win the MAAC tournament.
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Postby Obadiah » 1 week ago

In addition to Richmond at #14 URI, 8:30 PM. On CBSSN, the other Tuesday night game in the A-10 is:

St. Bonaventure at La Salle. 7 PM.


In games involving URI OOC opponents:

#1 Virginia at Miami. 9 PM. On ESPN.

LSU at Alabama. 9 PM. On SECN.


In Top 25 action:

#23 Oklahoma at #7 Texas Tech 7 PM. On ESPN.

#13 Kansas at Iowa State. 7 PM. On ESPN2.

#23 Texas A&M at Missouri. 7 PM. On ESPNU.

#6 Michigan State at Minnesota. 9 PM. On ESPN2

South Carolina at #18 Tennessee. 9 PM. On ESPNU.
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Postby thatRamBand » 1 week ago

Of note: St Louis' Jordan Goodwin was suspended for 2 months today following an investigation into a sexual assault. Other 3 players are out entirely it appears.


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Don't be looking ahead Bonnies!
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thatRamBand wrote:Of note: St Louis' Jordan Goodwin was suspended for 2 months today following an investigation into a sexual assault. Other 3 players are out entirely it appears.




This is all super slimy and it seems crazy unethical to have goodwin play until now while the others were suspended for doing the same things he did.
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Postby DC_Rams » 6 days ago

Creighton plays the Beavers of Bemidji State tonight.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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DC_Rams wrote:Creighton plays the Beavers of Bemidji State tonight.

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Wow, I thought this was a joke lol
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Postby steviep123 » 6 days ago

According to this article it's an exhibition.
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Postby DC_Rams » 6 days ago

A mid-season exhibition makes ZERO sense.
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Postby PeterRamTime » 6 days ago

DC_Rams wrote:A mid-season exhibition makes ZERO sense.


To make them feel better about themselves after they destroy them?
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Postby steviep123 » 6 days ago

according to the article, the head coaches are good friends and wanted to do it. Or at least that's the impression that I got. Not sure why it was mid season though.
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Postby Da_Process_Survivor » 6 days ago

with tonight's loss making 7 out of 9...the committee has revised the top 16 and moved OU up to a 3 seed
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Postby TruePoint » 6 days ago

Possibly it was Creighton's scheduled "bye" and the coaches wanted to keep their guys going. Playing Bemedji State is the basketball equivalent of a bullpen day for a starting pitcher in baseball. It actually isn't the worst idea I've ever heard of.
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Postby sandman012 » 6 days ago

#23 Oklahoma at #7 Texas Tech 7 PM. On ESPN.


I watched some of this game. TT looks scary good. Big and athletic, and never saw anyone take a bad shot. People like to sh!t on Oklahoma, but the game was close until the final minutes.

If I had to pick one conference that I wouldn't want to see a team from in the tournament, it would be Big 12. And Virginia.
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sandman012 wrote:If I had to pick one conference that I wouldn't want to see a team from in the tournament, it would be Big 12. And Virginia.


I honestly think we match up well with UVA. Would love to be in their bracket.

We played them without EC or Cyril the night after we had our starters playing hard for 30+ to beat a very good seton hall team.

They had a cakewalk game against a bad Vanderbilt team where they took their starters out with 8 to go.

We missed easy layups and free throws because of tired legs.

Fully healthy with our complete rotation, not in a back to back? Love our chances.
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Postby sandman012 » 5 days ago

yeah, I actually take back my Virginia comment, no so much for what you said (though I agree in part), but more because I am sure DH and team would thrive in getting another crack at them.
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Wednesday night games in the A-10:

Davidson at VCU. 7 PM. On CBSSN.

Dayton at George Mason. 7 PM.

Saint Joseph's at Fordham. 7 PM.

George Washington at UMass. 7 PM.


In games involving URI OOC opponents:

#3 Villanova at PC. 7 PM. On FS1.

Holy Cross at Army. 7 PM.

Seton Hall at #4 Xavier . 9 PM. On FS1.

#24 Nevada at Boise State. 11 PM. On ESPNU.



In Top 25 action:

Iowa at #22 Michigan. 6:30 PM. On BTN.

#11 Clemson at Florida State. 7 PM. On ACCNE.

Virginia Tech at #12 Duke. 7 PM. On ESPN2.

Kentucky at #10 Auburn. 9 PM. On ESPN2.
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Obadiah wrote:Wednesday night games in the A-10:

Davidson at VCU. 7 PM. On CBSSN.

Dayton at George Mason. 7 PM.

Saint Joseph's at Fordham. 7 PM.

George Washington at UMass. 7 PM.


In games involving URI OOC opponents:

#3 Villanova at PC. 7 PM. On FS1.

Holy Cross at Army. 7 PM.

Seton Hall at #4 Xavier . 9 PM. On FS1.

#24 Nevada at Boise State. 11 PM. On ESPNU.



In Top 25 action:

Iowa at #22 Michigan. 6:30 PM. On BTN.

#11 Clemson at Florida State. 7 PM. On ACCNE.

Virginia Tech at #12 Duke. 7 PM. On ESPN2.

Kentucky at #10 Auburn. 9 PM. On ESPN2.


Remote is working overtime tonight.

I'll be flipping between the PC game, Dayton/VCU, and Michigan (the wife is a Mich alum) at 7. With occasional loop into Duke/Virginia. Will a PC win turn our win over them back into a Q1 win? I think we need both PC and Seton Hall to win to help us. Though in many ways we control our own destiny. Regardless of what these two teams do, I think we need to win out to get a 3 or 4 seed. Hope I'm wrong.

At 9, I'll def tune into SH/X (with the occasional flip to Olympics) and if I can make it that far at least some of Nevada/Boise State.
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Postby TruePoint » 5 days ago

Nevada at Boise is a huge game. Nevada comes in clinging to a half game lead in the Mountain West - Nevada is up one in the loss column and Boise has a game in hand. A win tonight would give them a functional tie with Nevada in the league (Nevada won the previous matchup on their home court).

If I were younger and had fewer infants and toddlers (who are up all night and wake up before the sun comes out, respectively), I would stay up to watch this thing even with an 11PM tip.
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PC took down Villanova, 76-71
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I think PC’s RPI will be around 34 after the win
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Correction 32 in RPI
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The Dunk: where ranked big east teams go to die for some reason
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Postby Blue Man » 5 days ago

We are now #4 in RPI. In late February.

Pinch me.
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Postby URI'21 » 5 days ago

It's great that PC beat Nova

If anybody says differently they're choosing personal opinions over Rhody's best interests

Get them in quadrant 1!!!
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Postby RF1 » 5 days ago

Holy Cross won at Army and Clemson just lost in ot at Florida State. URI jumps Clemson for 4th in the RPI.
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Postby hrstrat57 » 5 days ago

Well that's it then, I am now convinced we can win the NCAA D1 championship.

Let's get it done.

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Postby Joe95 » 5 days ago

Seton Hall with another loss, they suck. I have never seen a group of seniors make as many stupid mistakes as they do, it's mind boggling. Down 20 at Xavier in the 1st half.
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Postby reef » 5 days ago

SH is collapsing big time

Wow 4 RPI nice

Nice win PC
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Postby Blue Man » 5 days ago

Thankfully the big east will float seton hall with good games to keep their rpi top 50
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With that win, they need to beat either GTown or Butler on the road and beat both Johnnies and Hall at home to get near 30 entering BET.

Can’t stumble one bit, but win over snobs means they don’t need 2 road wins anymore. I am assuming they lose at X.

Rhody is “down to” 5 again after dipping toe into #4 spot.
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Seton Hall has too many good, experienced players to be playing this poorly. Their defense has been awful, and there’s been too many annoying off-court problems.
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ace wrote:Seton Hall has too many good, experienced players to be playing this poorly. Their defense has been awful, and there’s been too many annoying off-court problems.


How nervous should we be of Willard getting fired if they miss out on the tourney? IMO Dan would jump for that job in a second and you would think that Seton Hall's first choice would be Dan.
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jmck wrote:
ace wrote:Seton Hall has too many good, experienced players to be playing this poorly. Their defense has been awful, and there’s been too many annoying off-court problems.


How nervous should we be of Willard getting fired if they miss out on the tourney? IMO Dan would jump for that job in a second and you would think that Seton Hall's first choice would be Dan.


I don't think missing the tournament this year would get Willard fired. Firing a coach coming off back to back tourney appearances because he missed the tournament once would not be a good look when trying to hire a new coach.
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jmck wrote:
ace wrote:Seton Hall has too many good, experienced players to be playing this poorly. Their defense has been awful, and there’s been too many annoying off-court problems.


How nervous should we be of Willard getting fired if they miss out on the tourney? IMO Dan would jump for that job in a second and you would think that Seton Hall's first choice would be Dan.


I don't think missing the tournament this year would get Willard fired. Firing a coach coming off back to back tourney appearances because he missed the tournament once would not be a good look when trying to hire a new coach.


yup, 0.0% worried.

SH is still on the right side of the bubble, losing to a top 5 team on the road doesnt hurt them at all, it was just a missed opportunity to solidify a spot. they just need to avoid the landmines.
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In a close game throughout, Nevada beat Boise State, 77-72, and this important road win will help the Wolfpack to retain their Top 25 ranking. Also, Nevada solidifies its hold on first place in the Mountain West and it looks like no matter what the outcome of the MW tournament, Nevada will be in the NCAAT.
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Great win for Nevada
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wpbrown8267 wrote:PC took down Villanova, 76-71


I just threw up in my mouth.

If that makes me a non-fan, then so be it.
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^ "It" it is.....
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No Thursday night games in the A-10.

In games involving URI OOC opponents:

Charleston at James Madison. 7 PM.

Kennesaw State at Florida Gulf Coast. 7 PM. On ESPNU.

Liberty at UNC Asheville. 7 PM.

In Top 25 action:

#5 Cincinnati at Houston. 7 PM. On CBSSN.

#6 Purdue at Wisconsin. 7 PM. On ESPN.

Temple at #22 Wichita State. 7 PM. On ESPN2.

#8 Ohio State at Penn State. 8 PM. On BTN.

#17 Arizona at #25 Arizona State. 9 PM. On ESPN.

#15 St. Mary's at San Francisco. 11 PM. On ESPNU.
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Postby steviep123 » 4 days ago

If Houston beats Cincinnati, we'll then have the nation's current longest winning streak.

Also, Al Skinner will have some time on ESPNU!
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Go Coug's.....
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I'm looking forward to the Arizona matchup.
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Rhody74 wrote:I'm looking forward to the Arizona matchup.


That is gonna be a game right there! ASU has been playing better of late, rooting for Bobby
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LOL - I thought PC fans didn't care about URI:

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steviep123 wrote:LOL - I thought PC fans didn't care about URI:



typical moron PC fan that couldn't point out where the campus is on a map
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jmck wrote:
ace wrote:Seton Hall has too many good, experienced players to be playing this poorly. Their defense has been awful, and there’s been too many annoying off-court problems.


How nervous should we be of Willard getting fired if they miss out on the tourney? IMO Dan would jump for that job in a second and you would think that Seton Hall's first choice would be Dan.


I don’t think he’ll be fired. My understanding is that he has a very good relationship with the AD. I have no idea if he would be interested in pursuing another opportunity and moving on from Seton Hall on his own. I do know that, as someone who casually follows the Pirates, this season has been frustrating... very much a missed opportunity (so far) kind of feeling.
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steviep123 wrote:LOL - I thought PC fans didn't care about URI:



typical moron PC fan that couldn't point out where the campus is on a map


Oh. My. God. I wish I could take back the two minutes of my life I spent looking at his twitter page. Pro Boogie Boarder. Trumpublican. PC fan. Such trash.

Comments that URI couldn't sell out an 8:30pm game, noting that PC got 12k for DePaul, doesn't note that PC LOST THE F******* GAME
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