2019-20 season

Anything and everything that is UMass Minutemen Basketball.
69MG
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8049
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Location: Western Mass

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by 69MG » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:50 pm

econalum wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:07 pm
Getting easier to step out of bounds on 3 attempts, me thinks.
It happened to us once or twice in the Lowell game, but I didn't see any of those today.

69MG
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8049
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Location: Western Mass

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by 69MG » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:08 am

Article on CJ written before last night. I thought they were redshirting him until I saw him in the game for 30 seconds last night. Here's why he hasn't played:
Jackson has yet to make an appearance for the Minutemen due to a bothersome late-preseason knee injury. He suits up for games and is active to play if needed, but the coaches are taking a cautious approach with him.
https://dailycollegian.com/2019/11/meet ... for-umass/

User avatar
natwam2547
Senior
Posts: 1545
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:31 pm

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by natwam2547 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:56 am

Makes more sense. I know they have quite the log jam right now so someone's minutes would suffer, but I didn't quite expect it to be him after the way he performed in the VI games. Still will be interesting to see how the rotation shakes out as the season goes along.

69MG
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8049
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Location: Western Mass

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by 69MG » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:27 am

My "caution light" has gone on. We need to win our next 2 games, and Rider won't be a pushover. That brings us to 5-0. We could possibly lose our next 6 as every game will be harder than any of the first 5. I can live with 2-4 and would be thrilled with 3-3.

Virginia @ Mohegan Sun
Az State or St. John's @ Mohegan
@ Rutgers
South Carolina (in Amherst)
@ Harvard
Yale (in Amherst)

If we could be 7-4 after this stretch with Maine and Akron coming up it's a great OOC performance.

User avatar
MJatUM
Hall of Fame
Posts: 4170
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:46 pm
Location: Attleboro

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by MJatUM » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:36 pm

^ Definitely. We will probably be favored in our next 2 games, but very well might be underdogs in those next 6 games you listed (the first four will impact the last 2 vs the Ivies). 9-4 OOC would be terrific but 7-6 is my guess. Under .500 would be disappointing.

User avatar
e_parade
Sophomore
Posts: 227
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:15 pm
Location: Boston

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by e_parade » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:30 pm

MJatUM wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:36 pm
^ Definitely. We will probably be favored in our next 2 games, but very well might be underdogs in those next 6 games you listed (the first four will impact the last 2 vs the Ivies). 9-4 OOC would be terrific but 7-6 is my guess. Under .500 would be disappointing.
According to ESPN right now, here's the likelihood of UMass winning:

Central CT: 88.8%
Rider: 52.2%
Virginia: 8.4%
Rutgers: 12%
South Carolina: 42.9%
Harvard: 14.7%
Yale: 52.2%
Maine: 86.5%
Akron: 18.6%

2 games in the "predicted to win"
3 toss-ups (with 2 being slight favorite)
4 "predicted to lose"

So somewhere between 7-6 and 9-4 seems pretty reasonable.

User avatar
MJatUM
Hall of Fame
Posts: 4170
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:46 pm
Location: Attleboro

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by MJatUM » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:59 pm

They're underselling the home court advantage we'll have @ Harvard tbh

69MG
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8049
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Location: Western Mass

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by 69MG » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:09 pm

Had no idea Akron was that good. I was counting on that one.

Marty Peretz
Hall of Fame
Posts: 4027
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:13 am
Location: NYC by way of the 413

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by Marty Peretz » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:25 pm

I'm feeling more confident than I was 2 weeks ago about our ability to beat Yale at home. They made the tournament but lost a lot of talent and I think our press will hurt them. If Harvard's injury issues persist, that's a winnable game too. Rutgers is good this year and that's a tough game on the road. South Carolina is at home, particularly since they play a few days earlier in SC and will have to travel up here. They also have a big game after ours against Houston.

User avatar
e_parade
Sophomore
Posts: 227
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:15 pm
Location: Boston

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by e_parade » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:47 pm

Also - those odds will change as the season progresses. We're still only 3 games in with a freshmen heavy squad, so the book on how things will go hasn't been written yet.

Regardless, I'm still thinking 7-9 wins OOC makes sense. If we get more, awesome. If we get less, sadness.

User avatar
MassMan06
Hall of Fame
Posts: 3118
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:59 am
Location: Eastern MA

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by MassMan06 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:54 pm

69MG wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:09 pm
Had no idea Akron was that good. I was counting on that one.
They are not. Voted 5th out of 6 teams in the MAC East preseason poll.

User avatar
MJatUM
Hall of Fame
Posts: 4170
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:46 pm
Location: Attleboro

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by MJatUM » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:41 pm

But 5th out of 6 in a strong basketball conference like the MAC means they will be a very tough out.

User avatar
uz2b-len
Hall of Fame
Posts: 10763
Joined: Fri May 27, 2005 6:03 pm
Location: Deerfield, MA

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by uz2b-len » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:14 pm

:roll: :roll:
"All credit to my teammates, all glory to God."-- Chaz Williams

User avatar
uz2b-len
Hall of Fame
Posts: 10763
Joined: Fri May 27, 2005 6:03 pm
Location: Deerfield, MA

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by uz2b-len » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:15 pm

Just checked the schedule. We have VCU at home this year. That's gonna be a wild game.
"All credit to my teammates, all glory to God."-- Chaz Williams

69MG
Hall of Fame
Posts: 8049
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Location: Western Mass

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by 69MG » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:34 pm

Umass has the A10 freshman of the week, 2 weeks in a row. Congrats Sean East.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2019/11 ... onors.aspx

Post Reply