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by bobolink
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season
Replies: 270
Views: 17054

Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

The WCC is going to seed their tournament using a KenPom proprietary algorithm. I can see arguments on either side of this decision, but mostly don't like that "proprietary" means we won't know exactly how it's being done. Even if covid (or other events) never interfered, the A10 was not g...
by bobolink
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season
Replies: 270
Views: 17054

Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Davidson has the tiebreaker vs. UMass, and VCU is playing Richmond on 3/6. That leaves SBU or SLU as our logical added opponent to "fairly" determine which of the 6 teams likely to have a chance at the top 4 seedings gets the extra bye. (Leaving out GW, who is now 2-3 with tough games left...
by bobolink
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: All sports paused for 14 days!
Replies: 137
Views: 5440

Re: All sports paused for 14 days!

Kelz626 wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:55 pm A10 has the same, must play a minimum of 12 games to qualify for the tournament
hard to believe the A-10 won't let SLU play.
by bobolink
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Boston College
Replies: 23
Views: 956

Re: Boston College

Both Rhoades and Schmidt are on the short list of the ESPN+ article on this, along with Coen from NorthEastern. Although the coach named most likely was Howard Eisley (Michigan assistant). Another interesting line there says "firing Skinner ...was an awful decision." https://www.espn.com/m...
by bobolink
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season
Replies: 270
Views: 17054

Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

^
so maybe instead of playing St. Joe's just a couple days after our pause, we can play the next week-end, like on 2/27. Both teams free for that now, if nothing else changes
by bobolink
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season
Replies: 270
Views: 17054

Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

from https://www.a10talk.com/spiders-schedule-changes/ "In what has already been a weird season due to Covid-19, things just got a little stranger for Richmond. The Spiders are expected to come off their 3rd Covid pause of the season on Friday and have made some changes to their schedule. Richm...
by bobolink
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season
Replies: 270
Views: 17054

Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

69MG, you made me realize that the last weekend in February we have no game scheduled. But the only other team not scheduled is URI. Not sure what the conference can do with that
by bobolink
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season
Replies: 270
Views: 17054

Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

I recall (but don't recall details) hearing the strong intentions is to include all 14 teams. Seeding would be by win %, although that could seem unfair. For example, UMass has only 2 games left assuming the current pause is the minimum 14 days: St. Joe's and Richmond. Suppose we beat St. Joe's and ...
by bobolink
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: All sports paused for 14 days!
Replies: 137
Views: 5440

Re: All sports paused for 14 days!

students not following mandated covid precautions are at fault, but a good administration would anticipate where/when/how the precautions would likely be violated and do everything possible to ensure that wouldn't happen. Re-open frats, dorms, etc. with no anticipation of gatherings there? Really? I...
by bobolink
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 11, 2020-21: @ Rhode Island (2/6)
Replies: 139
Views: 3301

Re: Game 11, 2020-21: @ Rhode Island (2/6)

It should be noted that the announcers did a horrible job. They spent half the game talking about everything but the game and missed commenting on some really exciting plays. They were horrible. Talked about everything Rhode Island and nothing Umass. Worst this year that I’ve heard. announcers came...
by bobolink
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season
Replies: 270
Views: 17054

Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Today's VCU@Duquesne is postponed due to Duquesne covid pause. Seems about half of today's NCAA games are postponed. Looking for a silver lining, at least we have positive feelings from 2 wins despite no Tre or Noah. But after the high of last night's win a 14-day pause, which might need to be even ...
by bobolink
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: All sports paused for 14 days!
Replies: 137
Views: 5440

Re: All sports paused for 14 days!

They should not have come back as they did last week, period. Stupid decision, perhaps based on wishful thinking. You want to treat students as adults, because they are, but the administration has to know better. They should empty out campus, tamp down this outbreak, and revisit these decisions befo...
by bobolink
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 11, 2020-21: @ Rhode Island (2/6)
Replies: 139
Views: 3301

Re: Game 11, 2020-21: @ Rhode Island (2/6)

who predicted this last fall: As of February 6, none of the 14 teams in the A-10 has fewer losses than UMass. Of course, we only beat 3 teams, but still. Great team win tonight. Talk about exceeding expectations. I missed the TV intro but had the game on. My wife was listening to it and when I got t...
by bobolink
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 11, 2020-21: @ Rhode Island (2/6)
Replies: 139
Views: 3301

Re: Game 11, 2020-21: @ Rhode Island (2/6)

https://umassathletics.com/news/2021/2/5/mens-basketball-minutemen-set-for-primetime-battle-at-rhode-island-saturday-on-espn2.aspx A lot of Tre talk in this... a sign? don't know if that's a sign. the notes linked there show Tre as "day-to-day (shoulder)". They have Preston as "away ...
by bobolink
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 11, 2020-21: @ Rhode Island (2/6)
Replies: 139
Views: 3301

Re: Game 11, 2020-21: @ Rhode Island (2/6)

Saturday night's UMass vs URI TV is ESPN2.