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Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:31 am
by 69MG
Might as well get this one started. The last game against them was a dogfight. We had a 4 point lead with a little over 5 minutes to play and couldn't close the deal. They ended up with 14 more points than us from the free throw line in a 5 point game. The box score tells the story.

https://umassathletics.com/boxscore.asp ... ath=mbball
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#NCAAB #UMASS - Luwane Pipkins (hamstring) is questionable Wednesday (2/13) at George Mason

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:03 pm
by Refuse2Lose83
Someone asked Pipkins if he's playing tomorrow on his IG story. Pipkins said he is out.

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:07 pm
by bobolink
Yes, the box score shows UMass was 6 of 14 from the line, enough misses to make up those 5 points. Holloway went 1 for 5, and is 9 for 12 since then.
Coach McCall is 0-4 against them, all very close games. Can he make the crucial calls and push the right buttons to win this one?
McLean didn't play at all last time. I expect he'll get minutes but wonder how many.

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:56 pm
by Slapthefloor93
I'm hoping Unique sees solid time because I love that Keon, Carl, Unique, Samba, and Djery/Sy lineup that we saw last time out

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:11 pm
by Berkman
We are -8 to -10 for the game.

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:50 am
by NilesGold
^ The weather has severely fucked them for this game. Apparently they had 3 flights that got cancelled, so they had to take an 11hr bus ride down to GMU yesterday.

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:52 am
by Swampy
Now they'll know what Julie had to deal with going up to Maine back in the day. :D

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:39 am
by Slapthefloor93
This game will be interesting since Mason seems to have come back down to earth lately and we are coming off of our best win of the season. Even though we’re without Pip, McCall seems to have found out “his guys” a little bit more, so I almost feel like the lack of Pip will be canceled out by our seemingly new found speed/hustle. In my heart of hearts I expect Mason to win, but I would take us to beat the spread and wouldn’t at all be surprised if this was the day McCall finally beat Paulsen.

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:43 pm
by LS71
Swampy wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:52 am
Now they'll know what Julie had to deal with going up to Maine back in the day. :D
Between practices at the Cage and this bus ride...karmic synchronicity seems to be happening. :wink:

Bring back a W, guys!! 8)

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:24 pm
by MJatUM
Berkman wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:11 pm
We are -8 to -10 for the game.
Berky you gotta ignore that 2nd number my man, that is the Casino juice on the line. Also, think you inverted the sign, we are +8.

Essentially the -10 means the odds are 11:10 (you have to pay $11 to win $10) more commonly listed as -110.

Long story short, the first number is the only one that is the point spread.

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:39 pm
by Berkman
OK. I don't place bets so I am not that familiar with all of those numbers.

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:58 pm
by Slapthefloor93
You should be thankful that you don’t place bets. There are few wealthy UMass gamblers

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:06 pm
by eldonabe
Slapthefloor93 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:58 pm
You should be thankful that you don’t place bets. There are few wealthy UMass gamblers
Untrue - very untrue...

Those of use who tend to bet the "Don't Come" line in craps also tend to bet against Umass - I have done pretty well so far this season on these boys. Davidson game notwithstanding 8)

Gotta respect a trend after all..... For the record, UMass +8 is a very intriguing number for the underdog tonight....

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:04 pm
by MikeUMA
UM has been driving Vegas crazy lately
vs Davidson, we were +7.5, won by 3, 10.5 pt swing the other way
vs Fordham, -4.5, lost by 18, 22.5 pt swing
(at SJU was close, we were +3.5, lost by 2)
at La Salle, -2.0, lost by 9, 11 pt swing
vs URI, +2.5, won by 7, 9.5 pt swing
vs Bona, -2.5, lost by 14, 16.5 pt swing
at VCU, +9.5, lost by 18, 8.5 pt difference
vs Mason, -2.5, lost by 5, 7.5 pt swing

Re: Game 25, 2018-19: at George Mason (2/13)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:31 pm
by Almontis
If I was a betting man, I'd have slapped down on the Celtics yesterday. Same with UMass tonight.

It's too late to step forward only to fizzle. UMass controls this one all the way! Yeah !!