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A-10 Regular season

Post by eldonabe » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:05 am

I am projecting somewhere between 6-8 wins including one bad loss (GW Home) and one surprise win (Richmond away). Then a 1-1 Conference Tournament...

at SLU - L
LaSalle - W
at Dayton - L
at SBU - L
GW - L
at GM - L
Dukes - W
SJU - W
at Davidson - L
at Rhody - L
GM - W
Dayton - L
SLU - L
at Fordham - W
VCU - L
at Richmond -W
at LaSalle - W
Rhody - L


Not to over simplify this, but this team is going to struggle in many games with foul trouble; and it will be compounded by the fact that they are not a great foul shooting team themselves.

This season is all about maturing and bonding. Regardless of the W/L this year, I am excited to watch this develop and come together.
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:32 am

I would be ecstatic if they managed 8 wins in conference.
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Post by TheInsider » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:39 am

Get TJ and Kolten back asap with no more injuries and maybe 8?? More key guys missing time.. maybe 6??

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Post by MJatUM » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:18 pm

As currently constituted I would be happy with six. I'm thinking 4 or 5 at the moment.

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Post by 69MG » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:04 pm

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Post by bobolink » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:41 pm

as of today, only St. Joe and UMass enter the season with losing records OOC. St. Joe had the toughest schedule in the A-10 OOC (slightly harder than Davidson). UMass had the 4th toughest.
6 wins seems possible, realistic/optimistic. 8 would require considerable improvement or luck. I'd like to see them avoid the bottom 4 in final conference standings.

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Post by 78 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:06 pm

I have them with 5-6 conference wins. The defense has not been good. They need to improve that to get to 6.
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Post by uz2b-len » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:54 pm

There are apparently only three teams with lower pomeroy rankings then UMass: George Washington, saint Joseph's, and Fordham. Any other victory in conference will be an upset. We play those teams each once.
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Post by eldonabe » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:50 am

eldonabe wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:05 am
I am projecting somewhere between 6-8 wins including one bad loss (GW Home) and one surprise win (Richmond away). Then a 1-1 Conference Tournament...

at SLU - L
LaSalle - W
at Dayton - L
at SBU - L
GW - L
at GM - L
Dukes - W
SJU - W
at Davidson - L
at Rhody - L
GM - W
Dayton - L
SLU - L
at Fordham - W
VCU - L
at Richmond -W
at LaSalle - W
Rhody - L


Not to over simplify this, but this team is going to struggle in many games with foul trouble; and it will be compounded by the fact that they are not a great foul shooting team themselves.

This season is all about maturing and bonding. Regardless of the W/L this year, I am excited to watch this develop and come together.

Not for nothin' but I am 7-0 so far - I wonder what our own "sport's psychic" I mean "psychotic" has for a w/l record at this point :roll: I will caveat my opening comment about the GW loss being bad - it was not intended to mean getting blown out, only that it would be a loss to a team we were favored to beat!
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Re: A-10 Regular season

Post by LS71 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:23 am

^ If they play the rest of the way like they did against Dookane, they'll win a few more that you've predicted. 8)

I hope you're right about them winning 3 of their last 5 road games.

Home games against St. Looie and URIne are Ws that can be had.
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Post by uz2b-len » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:52 pm

Mason wins at VCU tonight 72-67
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Post by 69MG » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:30 am

uz2b-len wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:52 pm
Mason wins at VCU tonight 72-67
That's a bad outcome for us. It may come down to a tiebreaker between us and GMU for the 10th spot and a Wednesday bye. If GMU had lost we probably get 10th with 2 more wins. OK, guys, play hard and take 3 of the remaining games.

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Post by minutefanjsf » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:35 am

If Mason can beat VCU why can’t we?

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Post by LS71 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 am

^ Exactly...especially since it's a home game. 8)
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Post by MJatUM » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 am

eldonabe wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:05 am
I am projecting somewhere between 6-8 wins including one bad loss (GW Home) and one surprise win (Richmond away). Then a 1-1 Conference Tournament...

at SLU - L
LaSalle - W
at Dayton - L
at SBU - L
GW - L
at GM - L
Dukes - W
SJU - W
at Davidson - L
at Rhody - L
GM - W
Dayton - L
SLU - L
at Fordham - W
VCU - L
at Richmond -W
at LaSalle - W
Rhody - L
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