Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by mdogt12 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:11 am

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by MJatUM » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:21 am

uz2b-len wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:57 am
I haven't actually tried to watch the channel yet, there isn't much on it and nothing right now. I'm assuming that because I have ESPN and ESPN+ I should also get this thing.
All of this is correct. If you have cable I think you might need more than the entry package to get ESPN News so maybe check on that. If you don't have the package through cable you should be covered by ESPN+ though as it is showing the game in the ESPN app.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Mizor » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:34 am

Comcast has it listed on channel 796.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by uz2b-len » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:23 pm

Worcester_To_Amherst wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:18 am
I like the team's chances in the Sunday game better than Saturday, but for beyond the obvious reason of it's nearly impossible to beat UVA. I think (without Sy especially) UMass needs to rely heavily on the 3 ball against bigger/good defensive teams. I think sight lines and familiarity with an arena play a big part in the ability to shoot a good percentage from 3. I would guess that the guys will be a little more comfortable shooting the ball Sunday, regardless of who they're playing or what the result was on Saturday. I don't think we'll see anyone going 6/6 from 3 tomorrow.
In this article by Pomeroy he mentions a 1% difference overall in 3 pt shoot home vs. away, while discussing the specifics of various venues.https://kenpom.com/blog/quantifying-the ... -shooting/

Maybe some statistician/economist/neuroscientist can interpret this for us:
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/artic ... ne.0220630
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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Berkman » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:29 pm

I won't get it. Here in NC it is on the 3rd level of the channels they offer for an additional $ 20 /MO. Nothing else is worthwhile there so I guess I will just watch the FB game and check ESPN for the score.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Worcester_To_Amherst » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:15 pm

Thanks for the articles, I would have thought there would be a little more disparity.

I always found shooting to be more difficult in a field house than my high school's tight gym, but then again I suck at shooting, haha.

Hopefully the 3 ball is dropping and they can pull off an upset.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by fenway617 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:46 pm

No love from ESPN 'experts' but Umass is at least part of their top games of the weekend.


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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:52 pm

^

3 of them have UVA scoring less than what I think BYU will score tomorrow...
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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Roadtrip » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:29 pm

ESPNews is on HULU streaming tv. If they still have one week trial, you could watch game then cancel.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by devildawg3010 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:19 pm

Ok I just looked into espnews to see if I get it. I get espn through spectrum cable and subscribe to espn+. Espnews is an additional package on my spectrum and espn+ does give you access to espnews. I looked it up and these are the streaming services that offer it, as well as a week free trial.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailyd ... ree/%3famp

So looks like Ill be subscribing for a few hours tomorrow.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by natwam2547 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:40 pm

Keep it close to start, UVA pulls away, Umass inches closer. Experts have it between 16-20. I think that's a little too much. 66-54 L.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Crank » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:51 pm

Some unreal defensive stats from one of the Virginia boards...yikes:
I've gotten used to the idea, partly through the top-line KenPom numbers, that we have our usual great defense this year, with more than usual struggles shooting from outside. Digging into the numbers a little more, I noticed how much our defensive excellence has changed this year.

In short, so far, we've had incredible interior defense. Here are our KenPom rankings by year from 2015 to the present in 2P% allowed:

3, 71, 27, 3, 22, 1

But it's not just that we're #1. When we were #3 two years ago, for instance, the percentage allowed was 42.8%, with Michigan state leading the country at 38.4%. This year, we're allowing 29.7% (!!). Sure, it's a small sample, but that number still leads the country by a lot: Ohio State is second at 33.3%.

And then there are the rankings in block percentage, again starting in 2015:

35, 113, 17, 44, 28, 1.

Jay Huff has the best individual block percentage on the team (10.4), which is right in line with his rate of last year (10.5). The scary thing for opponents is that Diakite's current percentage is 5.3, way down from 10.2 last year. There seems to be a lot of room to get even better there! And the team excellence is feeding on the great early performance of Stattman, who has a 9.0 block rate so far. Great stuff.

On the contrary, here are our ratings in 3P% defense by year from 2015:

24, 170, 30, 9, 3, 49

This is a little misleading, both because Anthony Lamb alone accounts for our opponents' success (significantly, in the game without Stattman around to mess with him) and because the percentage allowed this year (27.0) is even better than last year's; it's just not leading the country because other teams have small-sample excellence working for them.

Still, there's nothing special about the current defense against three-pointers; that part of the defense is continuing the excellence of recent years. What's new and remarkable is the total shut-down defense on two-pointers, with a genuinely new level of shot-blocking

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by inthescoop » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:15 pm

Virginia are -15.5 point favorites. Over/under is 114.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Puffton 280 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:16 pm

Section 103 for Saturday’s game.

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Re: Game 6, 2019-20: vs Virginia (Mohegan Sun, 11/23)

Post by Refuse2Lose83 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:34 pm

Soooooo most important question tomorrow:

RED or BLACK??
Hire Matt McCall!

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