2019-20 season

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by Juice Stand » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:42 pm

69MG wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:40 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-baske ... very-team/

We're #196. When you see #195 you are going to throw up.
Blasphemer!

Also, DK's LIU Sharks(?) are 16 spots ahead of us at #180.

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:44 pm

I'm more stunned that we cracked the top 200.
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by m626t » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:00 pm

November 5th now becomes more significant!
All due respect, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, I'm gonna pass.

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by mlaconte459 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:51 pm

https://twitter.com/wmuasports/status/1 ... 28608?s=21

Watch until the end.. TJ & CJ become the media for a couple of questions for Tre.. I know it’s early but this group seems like a really good bunch
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by LS71 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:48 pm

69MG wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:40 am
https://www.cbssports.com/college-baske ... very-team/

We're #196. When you see #195 you are going to throw up.
The Pilgrim State?
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by MajBugman » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:50 am

My scroll finger got a cramp before I could get down to UMass.
Raise the bar, do the minimum.

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by SignMan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:18 pm

m626t wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:45 pm
Season tickets arrived via US Postal Service today!
IS THERE ANY HIDDEN SIGNIFICANCE TO THE FACT THAT THE TIX FOR THE FIRST EIGHT GAMES ARE 5 3/16" IN LENGTH
while
THE TIX FOR THE SUBSEQUENT EIGHT GAMES ARE 4 3/4" LONG?

(game day experience mental challenge)?
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by harbo » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:40 pm

^ We play eight OOC games and nine A10 games at Mullins. Perhaps the A10 has contracted the tickets for all conference games and may be different from locally grown tickets? Dunno.

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by LS71 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:56 pm

Best thing about this year’s season tickets is that they moved the bar code to the top of the ticket. It used to be on those annoying perforated tabs at the bottom of each ticket.

You had to be careful when tearing individual tickets off the card so as not to accidentally tear one of those tabs off. Without the tab there’s no bar code to read and admittance became a hassle.
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by MikeUMA » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:35 am

A-10 Media Day predictions:
1. VCU
2. Davidson
3. Dayton
4. Rhody
5. St Bonaventure
6. Richmond
7. St Louis
8. Duquesne
9. George Mason
10. La Salle
11. UMass
12. GW
13. St Joe's
14. Fordham

No Minuteman named to any of the all-league teams (1st/2nd/3rd/Defensive). Wonder if Tre would have made the Rookie team, had there been one.

http://www.atlantic10.com/ViewArticle.d ... =211814892

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by uz2b-len » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:18 pm

This is how I see it. Our team could be really competitive and a lock for finishing in the top half of the league if they establish a core eight-player rotation of the six sophomores and juniors (including Walker) plus Tre Mitchell (of course) and the best of the freshman point guard contenders. A couple of other guys could get minimal minutes if needed. Say, Santos if the front line is depleted for some reason, or Weeks if they need more three-point shooting. Three guys really won't be needed in this scenario--maybe Buggs, Kolton Mitchell, CJ Jackson. I don't know enough about the skills of the freshmen to have a strong opinion as to which ones should play, but I do feel that eight-player rotations win games and seasons.

But this is not what's going to happen. Instead, there will be a ten- or eleven-player rotation every game. The team won't develop on-court chemistry as much as they may be friends off the court. Players won't develop consistency because they won't get enough playing time, except maybe Tre Mitchell. (Because really nobody merits sharing minutes with him.) I really think it's gonna be a hot mess because the coaches will try to get playing time for too many players.
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:24 pm

uz2b-len wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:18 pm
But this is not what's going to happen. Instead, there will be a ten- or eleven-player rotation every game. The team won't develop on-court chemistry as much as they may be friends off the court. Players won't develop consistency because they won't get enough playing time, except maybe Tre Mitchell. (Because really nobody merits sharing minutes with him.) I really think it's gonna be a hot mess because the coaches will try to get playing time for too many players.

I feel like we've seen that before.....



I don't think it will be like that, if at all just at first. I think they will figure things out over the course of the season this time around. The record is still going to be terrible, but I suspect what I thought would happen last year will actually occur this year.
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by Roadtrip » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:28 pm

If you are going to successfully run and press for the full forty, you will need a 10 man rotation.
And not the same 10 guys every game either.

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by uz2b-len » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:41 pm

^
How often do Div 1 teams succeed with that approach?
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by MJatUM » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:44 pm

I wouldn't be surprised to see 10 or 11 play in every game. I would be surprised if the bottom 3 or 4 guys in that 10 or 11 are getting any more than 5 minutes per game. Like Roadtrip said you will need the bodies to run the press as much as they plan to and you're going to spell guys for a minute here and there.

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