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by bobolink
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass OOC Opponents 2019-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 881

Re: UMass OOC Opponents 2019-2020

so far most OOC opponents have been winning, the exception being tomorrow's opponent, CCSU (0-3)
by bobolink
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Around the A10 (2019-2020)
Replies: 85
Views: 7221

Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Very good night for the Atlantic 10 tonight . VCU beat 23-ranked LSU. St. Joe's beat UConn in a road game :D and Mason and Fordham also won. St. Louis up 20 with 2 minutes to go, so chalk that one up too. Only loss was La Salle to Penn. Following a bad night Tuesday where Bona fell to 0-3 and Davids...
by bobolink
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 3, 2019-20: Northeastern (11/12)
Replies: 111
Views: 4233

Re: Game 3, 2019-20: Northeastern (11/12)

Full court heave by East to take the lead at halftime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the play behind that play: Clergeot forces Roland into a super tough shot that hits the basket support, giving UMass a last-second long shot chance (literally long shot). the 3 freshman stars were great. The juniors Pierre and Cl...
by bobolink
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: TJ Weeks
Replies: 34
Views: 3311

Re: KAEO: TJ Weeks

I can go with TJ as rookie of the week, but barely edging out Sean East and Tre. I predict we'll see those 2 winning a week before too long, although maybe not as they seem to emphasize scoring so Tre's rebounding and Sean's assists may get undervalued. This tweet from Amin Touri (Daily Collegian) a...
by bobolink
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass OOC Opponents 2019-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 881

Re: UMass OOC Opponents 2019-2020

let me add thanks to LS71, and start today with a Yikes! for these scores: S.Carolina 66-Wyoming 32 and Rutgers 86-Niagara 39.

OK, weak opponents but take notice to bring your game or get embarrassed.
by bobolink
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)
Replies: 104
Views: 4302

Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

UMass scoring: Underclassmen 57, upperclass 5. Rebounds: 25-4; without Sy or Kolton, and you'd have to expect some from them if they could play

At first I thought this road trip was a poor scheduling idea, but it might turn out to be a good idea.
by bobolink
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)
Replies: 104
Views: 4302

Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

East was great, so under control, steady, consistent and efficient. He had the best game of anyone today. Tre was the best player, and showed it most of the time, but took a couple bad shots and missed too many free throws. I thought coach substituted poorly in the first half. Clergeot had a nice st...
by bobolink
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)
Replies: 111
Views: 4752

Re: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)

Top 2 plays of the game. Both came in the second half. #2 - Sean East weaves his way into the lane, makes a sudden cut and stop, sends up a floater that drops in #1 - On the defensive end, Keon Clergeot reads the play perfectly and skies to cleanly intercept a high pass toward the hoop, possibly an...
by bobolink
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Around the A10 (2019-2020)
Replies: 85
Views: 7221

Re: Around the A10 (2019-2020)

Good, but not great opening night for the A10: VCU 72-St. Francis (Pa) 58, keeping VCU at the edge of the top 25. Duquesne 94-Princeton 67; after struggling in the first half, Dukes post the night's most impressive A10 win. Rhode Island 76- LIU 65; double-doubles for Langevin (URI, 16 pts, 15 rebs) ...
by bobolink
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)
Replies: 111
Views: 4752

Re: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)

Not only was that blocking call on Kolton Mitchell awful, but holy shit that was about 5 seconds delayed. Are the refs sleeping? At that point just continue play. was not a blocking call, but a flop warning, which is a new rule this year. The warning goes to the entire team, so it seems like a dela...
by bobolink
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)
Replies: 111
Views: 4752

Re: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)

Kenpom has UMass winning 78-74, with a 64% chance of winning. I think that means his equations have these 2 teams very equal, so the home team gets the nod. OTOH, his method dings teams that are likely to rely on freshman.
by bobolink
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)
Replies: 111
Views: 4752

Re: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)

yeah, rugged is an odd word, and includes big, athletic and tough. But tough for me often goes to tough-minded, which may apply but isn't what comes to mind with rugged. I think rugged goes mostly to physical strength, so yes big but not necessarily tall; probably a stocky build. Someone you could e...
by bobolink
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)
Replies: 111
Views: 4752

Re: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)

I don't think the rugged 6'7 guy is the problem, but rather multiple 6'5 guys who can shoot 3s well. Djery, Sy and Tre should be OK (although it would be great to have 1 more up front). This game likely goes to whoever shoots 3s and/or defends them best. How about Samba for your fourth guy up front...
by bobolink
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)
Replies: 111
Views: 4752

Re: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)

I don't think the rugged 6'7 guy is the problem, but rather multiple 6'5 guys who can shoot 3s well. Djery, Sy and Tre should be OK (although it would be great to have 1 more up front). This game likely goes to whoever shoots 3s and/or defends them best.