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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:30 pm
by MJatUM
uz2b-len wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:48 am
I would be extremely pessimistic if it was Diallo's knee, but I think we heard here it was something else.
mlaconte said hip in another thread - didn't sound major.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:37 pm
by InnervisionsUMASS
harbo wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:52 am
You need a subscription to read the details.

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/sports/

See, that wasn't that hard. Thanks for sharing!

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:41 pm
by harbo
My bad for not even checking the subscription price so thanks to TheInsider for coming through for us.

My favorite thing to read was the 27-5 run. I recall Calipari's teams' hallmark was to throw in a +15-20 point run somewhere in a game then play even for a double-digit win. Hopefully we can see this on a regular basis.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:01 pm
by Roadtrip
Also good, 18 points spread around the 3 guys that played, but not in double figures. A positive start.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:44 pm
by UMassfan_19
InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:37 pm
harbo wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:52 am
You need a subscription to read the details.

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/sports/

See, that wasn't that hard. Thanks for sharing!
It's almost like they didn't have a media blackout

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:57 pm
by InnervisionsUMASS
UMassfan_19 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:44 pm
It's almost like they didn't have a media blackout
Yep, I'm sure the headline "American team attempts to bar local newspaper from event" would have gone over well :roll:



Considering this, though, it would have been very easy for the department to say "while we aren't providing in depth coverage of the trip, fans can turn to local newspaper XYZ for game coverage." But they didn't. Weird.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:08 pm
by 78
^^^

What he said. Again, someone explain to me the huge difference between how the women’s program is treating its trip, or how much visibility Bell has brought to the football program (which is in worse shape than men’s hoops), or how active Carvel is promoting the hockey program year round, and has been since the beginning. To me it comes down to McCall...now if he starts to win and proves he can coach, I’ll care a lot less. But, given the status of the program you would think he would want to do everything possible to generate fan interest.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:11 pm
by MJatUM
The fan-interaction-via-Twitter skill is ranked about 978427892384682347th on my list of what I'm looking for in a coach.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:25 pm
by InnervisionsUMASS
MJatUM wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:11 pm
The fan-interaction-via-Twitter skill is ranked about 978427892384682347th on my list of what I'm looking for in a coach.

Certainly don't disagree here. It's not about twitter posts from the Coach account.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:35 pm
by 69MG
This was released today but I'm not sure when it was recorded. MM says Diallo is 100%.
https://www.facebook.com/UMassMensBaske ... 992308431/

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:45 pm
by Floyd
I really like the skillset Samba brings and I think he's going to be a really good player here. Does a lot of things well and has a strong , athletic frame. Just need him to stay healthy.

Great to see Tre with the 27 &15. Have a feeling a double double will be the norm for him.

Keep grinding boys!

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:17 pm
by 69MG
We haven't seen 27-15 for a long time, even in our exhibition games to start the season. Calgary was 29-2 last year and ranked as the #3 college team in Canada. However, they did lose 5 of their 8 top scorers. They have some size, but we have no way of knowing if their bigs are any good. I still consider it a good sign that 6 of the 8 guys that played were freshmen. They are getting a lot of game condition minutes.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:15 pm
by TheInsider
Maybe we are looking at this all wrong.. with the multiple presses and D's.. plus all the new guys, maybe MM thinks he has something and doesn't want any tape out there.. :D

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:05 pm
by TheOFFSeason
78 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:08 pm
^^^

What he said. Again, someone explain to me the huge difference between how the women’s program is treating its trip, or how much visibility Bell has brought to the football program (which is in worse shape than men’s hoops), or how active Carvel is promoting the hockey program year round, and has been since the beginning. To me it comes down to McCall...now if he starts to win and proves he can coach, I’ll care a lot less. But, given the status of the program you would think he would want to do everything possible to generate fan interest.

McCall is the problem
He cannot communicate at all...he didn’t with his top 2 assistants last year, he didn’t with some mangers last year...certainly with some players and also with some boosters/fans.
When he was forced to bring in a new staff this year I was hoping that he was going to change his approach too but this nonsense of not wanting any media except photos of the beach etc is just more of the same.
Bamford going along with this and putting some bs out on Twitter is concerning also...his responses were idiotic.
The fan base has dwindled to the Gerlufsen level and they aren’t reaching out...that baffles me. The argument that they don’t want these kids to be judged is nonsense...is it going to be better when they hear/read things once the games start?
The only people paying attention would be the diehard fans, most of whom that live locally have already renewed their tickets, and they want to hear what’s happening...no other program that I know of would do this.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:20 pm
by UMassfan_19
InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:57 pm
UMassfan_19 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:44 pm
It's almost like they didn't have a media blackout
Yep, I'm sure the headline "American team attempts to bar local newspaper from event" would have gone over well :roll:



Considering this, though, it would have been very easy for the department to say "while we aren't providing in depth coverage of the trip, fans can turn to local newspaper XYZ for game coverage." But they didn't. Weird.
Probably because they didn't even know a local paper would be covering it. Perhaps I'm the dumb one but it was pretty clear to me the entire time that they were not going to provide highlights and an update would come after the game. It was also clear to me that this wasn't a black out as all the talk was from the perspective of how the department was going to handle it. In addition the games are open to the public anyone could have went to these games. The entire black out was a false narrative born from what I see as a desire to be mad at something. When in reality if one read the information provided by bamford and reported by walfish the picture was crystal clear