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by bobolink
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2016/2017 Scheduling
Replies: 829
Views: 69026

Re: 2016/2017 Scheduling

IF the team comes together as we hope, should win 20, 20+. Perhaps a chance of 25 wins if all goes well? That's probably too consistent for a young team. The name teams (Ole Miss, Temple, Providence) aren't as good as last season and the (many) weak opponents will mostly be better, although still in...
by bobolink
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tyler Bergantino
Replies: 797
Views: 123120

Re: KAEO: Tyler Bergantino

Lots of likable guys in UMass basketball, and Tyler was solidly in that group. Great chance to learn Italian (perhaps he knows some already?). Good luck, T-Berg!
by bobolink
Thu May 19, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2016-17 Season
Replies: 1937
Views: 176993

Re: 2016-17 Season

Didn't know if there was already a thread for him, so I just put this here. ... It's a bit misleading to label his squad as a "national team," but Adam's exposure in Isreal will broaden our recruiting footprint. Not at all misleading. Redundant, perhaps, because every team there is a national team....
by bobolink
Tue May 10, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2016/2017 Scheduling
Replies: 829
Views: 69026

Re: 2016/2017 Scheduling

talk about playing Syracuse has me thinking about this year's big NCAA snub of the Bonnies. Almost no one predicted Syracuse to be in and the Bonnies out. Bonnies RPI was 40 points above Syracuse. Bonnies tied for first in the A10. Syracuse finished 10th in their conference. 10th! Sure it was the po...
by bobolink
Thu May 05, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2016/2017 Scheduling
Replies: 829
Views: 69026

Re: 2016/2017 Scheduling

I'm with those who think the schedule is OK, about as good as could be expected, although it could clearly get better/worse as final details emerge. So far 5 challenging games and 6 "easy" ones, at least on paper. Could there be a revenge factor after this season's defeats from UCF (it's been a very...
by bobolink
Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Kaeo: Rashaan holloway
Replies: 971
Views: 146866

Re: Kaeo: Rashaan holloway

I'm looking at it in a different way. While you don't need a dominant big man to be successful in the A10, if you have one you have a built in advantage over other teams. You have an option they don't have, you just have to work him properly into your offense. I totally agree. It's a great advantag...
by bobolink
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Kaeo: Rashaan holloway
Replies: 971
Views: 146866

Re: Kaeo: Rashaan holloway

^ I think he could be a lot better than decent. I'm with you on that. He could be a winner, given his potential and could be surrounded with excellent complementary talent. 1 missing item maybe would be a guy of similar size or at least competitive size, like a year behind him, to push him in pract...
by bobolink
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Post Season
Replies: 91
Views: 10539

Re: Post Season

apropos of not much, tonight's NIT final 4 has zero teams from "power conferences" (9 entered). 2 of the final 4 were champions of their leagues (Horizon, Mountain West), BYU was 3rd in the Mountain West (not looking good for them tonight), and GW was 5th in the A10.
by bobolink
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Lowell
Replies: 148
Views: 18736

Re: Lowell

I don't like playing a team with RPI higher than 250 from one of the 10 worst ranked conferences. The only positive is limiting travel, particularly early in the season with so many newcomers.
by bobolink
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Post Season
Replies: 91
Views: 10539

Re: Post Season

Possible Starting 5 scenarios for next year.. I know that some of the players listed may not be on the team next season for whatever reason, however right now, this is what we have.. PG - DeJon Jarreau SG - Donte Clark SF - Zach Coleman/Seth Berger/Tyrn Flowers PF - Brison Gresham C - Rashaan Hollo...
by bobolink
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2015-2016 Atlantic 10 Talk
Replies: 368
Views: 45779

Re: 2015-2016 Atlantic 10 Talk

What do people think about DeAndre Bembry and EC Matthews declaring for the NBA draft? Would definitely take 2 big stars out of the A10... I think it's Bembry's time to go, he should be a fringe 1st rounder and an EC Matthews return for URI is very important for their 2016-17 outlook. ... That's wh...
by bobolink
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Post Season
Replies: 91
Views: 10539

Re: Post Season

Man, some good games this weekend. Watching SFA/ND, what a well coached game from both sides. SFA is impressive with how disciplined they play Thought SFA should have won that game. The rebounding foul on SFA with a few seconds left was a bad call. I agree, both going for the ball, contact due to m...
by bobolink
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Post Season
Replies: 91
Views: 10539

Re: Post Season

I completely forgot that our last NCAA tournament win was in 1996. Yikes! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Men%27s_Division_I_Tournament_bids_by_school_and_conference Here's another good source of info: http://umasshoops.com/wiki/doku.php?id=championships#ncaa we celebrated the 20th anniversary e...
by bobolink
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2016-17 Season
Replies: 1937
Views: 176993

Re: 2016-17 Season

^ I see CJ behind the 4 guards you listed, but the tendency towards 3 guard lineups could still mean a lot of minutes for him. I think he developed during this season more than anyone on the team except Holloway. Berger and Coleman didn't seem to develop. Clark maybe a little, but needs to a lot to ...
by bobolink
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2015-2016 Atlantic 10 Talk
Replies: 368
Views: 45779

Re: 2015-2016 Atlantic 10 Talk

The American Conference, clearly inferior to A10 in the RPI, gets 4 teams in, even though their 1 really good team (SMU) is ineligible. In other words, the fifth best team in that 10 team inferior conference gets all those bids over Bona, who tied for the A10 championship regular season. That's ridi...