Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

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Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by 69MG » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:37 pm

Not to slight Maine, but I wanted to get a discussion going on Akron. I don't think they are as good as their record. They resemble us in a way as they are 7-2 and the wins are all against cupcakes. They have played 2 good teams. WVU and Louisville and lost both.

At first glance they look like a good defensive team, giving up 63 PPG, but that is skewed by the competition. They gave up 45 to South Carolina Upstate, 47 to Merrimack and North Carolina Central and 57 to Southern. Not so tight against the good teams. 94 to WVU, 82 to Louisville and 73 to a 3-6 Marshall team.

If the game were in Amherst I think we might be favored, but unfortunately it is in Akron. If anyone has seen them play or has more info on Akron, please fill us in.

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Post by 78 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:48 pm

Just FYI, they only lost by 6 to Louisville, which was number one in the country for a couple of weeks. We have a chance in this game, but I think we will be a 6-8 point underdog.
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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by 69MG » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:17 pm

^ I did see that. Louisville was up big most of the game (as much as 22 early in the 2nd half and 14 with 4 minutes to go). But you have to give Akron credit for not folding and closing the gap at the end.

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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by capezona » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:04 pm

At this point I don't take any team for granted, okay maybe Maine. My expectations are zero so every game they win will be a delightful unexpected moment.

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Post by DoctorJ » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:42 am

Last time we played ME, we lost I think. Right?
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Post by DoctorJ » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:44 am

The Akron game still scares me. We're losing to ivy league, let's not lose to MAC
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Post by capezona » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:49 am

DoctorJ wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:42 am
Last time we played ME, we lost I think. Right?
We played them in 2017 and won by 11.

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Post by DoctorJ » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:02 pm

Ok, back further. I think Big City was on the team.

I was behind the bench and almost caused a technical. :oops:
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Post by capezona » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:25 pm

DoctorJ wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Ok, back further. I think Big City was on the team.

I was behind the bench and almost caused a technical. :oops:
Salovski played in '04-'05 and they didn't play Maine that year. You're probably thinking of the '10-'11 team. They lost to Maine 68-58 in a 15-15 season under Kellogg. That team had Gurley, Farrell, Riley, Sampson Carter, Vinson, Sean Carter, Putney, Correia, Morgan, Bailey, Traynham, Hill, Lang, and Couture. Gurley was team high scorer against Maine with only 12 points. (He averaged almost 19 for the season.)

Edit: I'm confusing Big City with Big Deli. Was Bailey Big City?

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Post by DoctorJ » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:30 pm

Yeah Bailey.
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Post by 69MG » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:45 pm

^The difference between the two:

One wanted to play but he had limited ability.
The other really didn't care about BB but had a huge (no pun intended) upside.

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Post by capezona » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:05 pm

^ True that. I'll never forget Big Deli's job in the 3OT win against Xavier when he scored 21 with 9 rebs. It was more than a sub performance, even a hero perhaps. It was pretty much his 15 minutes of fame.

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Post by Floyd » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:52 pm

He certainly wasn't a grinder 8)
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Post by DoctorJ » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:56 pm

Good one!!! :lol:
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Re: Game 13, 2019-20: at Akron (12/30)

Post by Juice Stand » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:59 pm

I don't know why were discussing Maine in the Akron thread, but the series history is here if you want to brush up: https://umasshoops.com/wiki/doku.php?id=opponent_maine.

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