Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by UMassHoops » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:05 am

Only way I could see us sniffing NIT this year based on schedule was for us to have a 5-0 start. Schedule gets really tough after that. (Trying not to get my expectations too high too fast, this is a freshman dominated team). NIT would be an amazing result and way above my central expectation of about 15 wins so hope we keep cleaning up the “easy” opponents and give ourselves a chance.

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by capezona » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:41 am

UMassHoops wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:05 am
Only way I could see us sniffing NIT this year based on schedule was for us to have a 5-0 start. Schedule gets really tough after that. (Trying not to get my expectations too high too fast, this is a freshman dominated team). NIT would be an amazing result and way above my central expectation of about 15 wins so hope we keep cleaning up the “easy” opponents and give ourselves a chance.
I wouldn't call Northeastern easy, but you're right, need to win the winnable games.

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by MikeUMA » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:09 am

UMassHoops wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:05 am
(Trying not to get my expectations too high too fast, this is a freshman dominated team). NIT would be an amazing result and way above my central expectation of about 15 wins so hope we keep cleaning up the “easy” opponents and give ourselves a chance.
Yeah, it's easy to want to drink the Kool Aid potential of this team, but let's temper expectations. The goal this year: learn what it takes to win consistently. Next year: some form of post-season.

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by MJatUM » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:28 pm

TheInsider wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Eventhough we dont look like a team full of freshman.. this early I'm still scared to say "should be a comfortable "
Definitely scary to use the phrase should be comfortable with a team full of freshmen. However, this should be a comfortable win. This is the worst team we have played to date, probably a notch below Lowell - which was a comfortable win. It should be comfortable. I hope the team is not expecting it to be.

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by thecaptain » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:28 am

CC get demolished by AZ State tonight. Lost by 40 with no player scoring in double figures, and the team shooting under 30% from the field. they average 20 turnovers a game, so i fully expect us to press every chance we get

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by MikeUMA » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:25 am

CCSU is so bush league they don't even have a write up or box score on their web site. ASU has it:
https://thesundevils.com/news/2019/11/1 ... c-win.aspx

We need a double-digit win here.

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by MassMan06 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:26 am

They should be up by double-digits at the half, especially if Sy is back.

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by Floyd » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:43 pm

Big win in front of a good crowd (4800) pumps up the team. UMass 87-52
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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by MassMan06 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:49 pm

I hope so. First two crowds were 2,500 and 2,100 if I recall. Quite small, even for midweek games.

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by MJatUM » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:07 pm

First game of the year for me, first game of his life for the kiddo. Still haunted by when they throttled us in the 2010/11 season. Granted we've already avenged that loss but still... Hoping for a strong effort from start to finish and maybe we can get Sy back for this one too. Good game to get his feet wet.

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Post by 69MG » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:52 pm

^ A friend and I drove down to New Britain to see the game. I still have nightmares. We had a pretty good team (8-4 going into the game), including Vinson, Gurley, Farrell, Sampson Carter, Sean Carter, Freddie, Put and Jessie Morgan was eligible and played in his first game. Here's what happened:
Jan. 3, 2011
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Central Connecticut raced out to 33-9 in the first nine minutes and never looked back as the Blue Devils beat the Minutemen (8-5 overall) 92-63 at Detrick Gym on Monday night.
I want to see a 20+ point lead with 5 minutes to go so that MM can empty the bench early.

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by Jackson96 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:15 pm

If we do get a big lead, I think we will be able to learn a bit about the staff's intentions for CJ Jackson. If he doesn't play and they are up big, I think they would probably be hoping to redshirt him.

Also, I always think of Keith Closs when I think of CCSU.

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by Quann » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:25 pm

69MG wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:52 pm
^ A friend and I drove down to New Britain to see the game. I still have nightmares. We had a pretty good team (8-4 going into the game), including Vinson, Gurley, Farrell, Sampson Carter, Sean Carter, Freddie, Put and Jessie Morgan was eligible and played in his first game. Here's what happened:
Jan. 3, 2011
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Central Connecticut raced out to 33-9 in the first nine minutes and never looked back as the Blue Devils beat the Minutemen (8-5 overall) 92-63 at Detrick Gym on Monday night.
I want to see a 20+ point lead with 5 minutes to go so that MM can empty the bench early.
That's a Derek Kellogg coached team in a nutshell. A team loaded with that much talent should never get blown out by freakin' CCSU. Worst game coach ever.

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by UMassfan_19 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:31 pm

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Re: Game 4, 2019-20: Central CT (11/16)

Post by 69MG » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:40 pm

I've seen 1 early line and it was 18.5. The game isn't even listed on many of the on-line sites.

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