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by bobolink
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 368
Views: 46431

Re: 2020-21 Season

If Fairfield gets on this year's UMass schedule, it will be within the 2-week period where the MAAC will play non-conference, given today's announcement from them:

"Nonconference games will take place between Nov. 25 and Dec. 6, with conference play beginning in men's basketball on Dec. 8"
by bobolink
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 368
Views: 46431

Re: 2020-21 Season

According to CBS Sports, the season will start on Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/ncaa-committees-pushing-for-nov-25-as-the-start-date-for-the-2020-21-college-basketball-season/ starts by saying "The NCAA's women's basketball oversight committe...
by bobolink
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 368
Views: 46431

Re: 2020-21 Season

First impression is this is a favorable schedule for Wins, if not for NET ratings (which could be hard to get if the season starts in, say, January). Of the 6 teams that look toughest, we get 5 at home, only StL and Duq on the road, and only StL twice. Road wins are always hard to come by; LaS, Ford...
by bobolink
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 A10 Offseason News
Replies: 51
Views: 10062

Re: 2020 A10 Offseason News

not sure it belongs in this thread, but here's yesterday's tweet of interest: Armored Athlete @ArmoredAthlete Y’all thought we were done? Former @UMassBasketball and San Antonio Spurs draft pick Cady Lalanne was 2nd in PPG and RPG in the KBL this season. This summer he’s bringing his talents to Armo...
by bobolink
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 368
Views: 46431

Re: 2020-21 Season

I agree that Rothstein's analysis is fair, noting that he has URI 6th based on them getting waivers granted for the talented transfers. If Noah Fernandes got a waiver and URI's Mitchells don't, we should easily finish ahead of them. I think we're better if no-one gets waivers also. I also have been ...
by bobolink
Tue May 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 368
Views: 46431

Re: 2020-21 Season

Jackson96 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:40 pm
Without any games, they are gonna run out of shit to rank at some point here.
unlike so many, at least some there still have a job, although I heard many ESPNers got a pay cut
by bobolink
Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 368
Views: 46431

Re: 2020-21 Season

ESPN's Jeff Borzello posted another ranking of transfers last week, listing separately for Immediate Eligibility, sit 1 year guys, mid-year eligibility, and those that sat this past season and are now eligible. Only 2 entries related to UMass: Sean East (#54 in sit 1 year) and Samba (#77 in sit 1 ye...
by bobolink
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 368
Views: 46431

Re: 2020-21 Season

For purposes of discussion, I've rated new guys with the guys leaving as improving, declining or no overall change. Clearly I'm looking at guys who have played here vs. those who haven't so it's not a fair assessment, and they might not be accurate pairings. Just conjecture... and I'm bored. Baptis...
by bobolink
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Changes at the NCAA
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: Changes at the NCAA

my first thought is the G league change might lower the gap between very good NCAA teams (like we hope to be soon) and the top-top programs. High schoolers getting $125K or more rather than going 1-and-done were going to the Kentuckies and Dukes, not to the A-10. Not saying even the top of the A-10 ...
by bobolink
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: CJ Jackson
Replies: 50
Views: 13424

Re: KAEO: CJ Jackson

so CJ and Keon are headed to the same conference. Probably means a couple head-to-head matchups, although doubt they'd guard one another.
by bobolink
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Sean East
Replies: 191
Views: 27388

Re: KAEO: Sean East

ESPN's transfer ratings (from list here https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28167956/college-basketball-transfer-rankings-2020-21-2021-22): 37. Sean East II 6-3, 185 pounds, PG, Fr., UMass Committed to Bradley An intriguing point guard prospect who will have three years of eligib...
by bobolink
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 1748
Views: 182517

Re: 2020 Recruiting

Preston might not be the clear second best in A-10 play, but his stats were clearly the second best (see "conference advanced" stats here https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/sc ... /2020.html.
by bobolink
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 1748
Views: 182517

Re: 2020 Recruiting

Don't know much about Gasperini, but like a guy his size who can hit 71% on free throws. He got to the line more last year even with his minutes down a little. Shot 47 3s in his first season, only 7 in his second season and went 0-3 from distance this year (all with poor %s). His minutes per game a...
by bobolink
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 1748
Views: 182517

Re: 2020 Recruiting

Don't know much about Gasperini, but like a guy his size who can hit 71% on free throws. He got to the line more last year even with his minutes down a little. Shot 47 3s in his first season, only 7 in his second season and went 0-3 from distance this year (all with poor %s).
by bobolink
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 368
Views: 46431

Re: 2020-21 Season

I’m really hoping the season goes on as planned because I think we’re right in the mix for the #2 team in the league (I think Richmond is #1 until someone else proves otherwise). Richmond seems a clear #1, and to me SLU is a clear #2. SLU returns everybody, gets a great shooter coming off injury ye...