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Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:40 pm
by mdogt12
Jon Rothstein
‏@JonRothstein
Sources: The Mountain West has voted in favor of an annual Atlantic 10-Mountain West Challenge. Atlantic 10 will meet and decide in the next few weeks.

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:40 am
by m626t
Think the A10 will agree? There must have already been discussions with them
and the ACC and Big East aren’t on line 2.

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:36 pm
by Slapthefloor93
One more day until our 8 month trip through the desert is over!

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:03 pm
by go_gou
m626t wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:40 am
Think the A10 will agree? There must have already been discussions with them
and the ACC and Big East aren’t on line 2.
I hope so! Mountain West has historically had some pretty good teams. I feel like the A10 would have more to lose than the MW, right?

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:11 pm
by Jackson96
I did get confirmation that the streaming ESPN+ games will be archived and available to watch in case there are any of y'all unable to watch them when they stream live.

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:11 pm
by 69MG
Not a surprise if MM holds Rashaan out of tomorrow's exhibition. Better for his leg and it will give more minutes to Laurent, Chatman and KTM who can use the work.
Amin Touri

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Some minor UMass basketball news and notes from practice today, as the Minutemen host Westfield state for an exhibition tomorrow night:
-Rashaan Holloway is questionable for tomorrow — he’s been practicing without issue, but McCall wants to be careful with his hamstring problem

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:47 pm
by UMassfan_19
69MG wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:11 pm
Not a surprise if MM holds Rashaan out of tomorrow's exhibition. Better for his leg and it will give more minutes to Laurent, Chatman and KTM who can use the work.
Amin Touri

@Amin_Touri
3m3 minutes ago
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Some minor UMass basketball news and notes from practice today, as the Minutemen host Westfield state for an exhibition tomorrow night:
-Rashaan Holloway is questionable for tomorrow — he’s been practicing without issue, but McCall wants to be careful with his hamstring problem
Also Westfield state is not going have anyone close enough in size to guard him so it wouldn't be a great training excercise

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:29 am
by bobolink
some UMass-Westfield State history going back 50 years to freshman vs. JV games:

https://www.westfieldstateowls.com/spor ... 1028s76ahi

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:32 am
by Jackson96
I think the players can all use the minutes getting used to playing with each other against unfamiliar opponents, but hamstrings can be tricky (as anyone who lived through the Terry Glenn years with the Patriots can attest) so erring on the side of caution for an exhibition is probably the smart choice.

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:18 am
by Swampy
bobolink wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:29 am
some UMass-Westfield State history going back 50 years to freshman vs. JV games:

https://www.westfieldstateowls.com/spor ... 1028s76ahi
"It's definitely monumental," said Marcus Collins (Rindge and Latin/Cambridge, Mass.), the Owls senior captain when asked to reflect on the historical nature of the series of games between the two public Universities. "I'm just excited for it, excited to play in the Mullins Center it's a real big arena and there will be a lot of people there."

Let's hope. If they get 3k in the building for this game it will mean people are beginning to pay attention.

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:32 am
by Old Cage
^ The Westfield coach for those games in the 70's was Leo LeBlanc, a UMass varsity player for the 58-59-60 seasons. He is mentioned in passing in the story, but he probably is the reason that the games happened.

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:38 am
by Old Cage
Swampy wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:18 am
"and there will be a lot of people there."

Let's hope. If they get 3k in the building for this game it will mean people are beginning to pay attention.
Well, as you say, let's hope. The game is on ESPN+. For $5 a month and several of our games there, I suspect that a lot of folks have signed up.

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:41 am
by LS71
I know of at least one poster on this board who will be there... :wink:

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:12 am
by 69MG
^ Me + 3. We are pumped for this season and want to see the 7 new guys in game action.

Collins, by the way is a pretty good player. As we should expect, he is undersized (6-4 forward) but he averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds last year. He may have played against Pierre in high school as both are from the Boston area.

Re: 2018-2019 Schedule and beyond

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:01 am
by UMassfan_19
Old Cage wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:38 am
Swampy wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:18 am
"and there will be a lot of people there."

Let's hope. If they get 3k in the building for this game it will mean people are beginning to pay attention.
Well, as you say, let's hope. The game is on ESPN+. For $5 a month and several of our games there, I suspect that a lot of folks have signed up.
$ 50 you pay for espn + up front. Also, most games will be on there if not all. I think only national tv games and away games may not be on there.