2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by capezona » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:58 am

^ Looks like 6:00 pm.

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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by bmc24 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:37 pm

With game against SLU now scheduled for Monday, wonder if we’ll pack for the week and head straight to VA as the tourney now starts on March 3rd. The seeding will drive the schedule I assume, but may make sense to get settled in in Richmond as opposed one more flight/trip.

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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by bobolink » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:11 pm

uz2b-len wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:04 am
bobolink wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:43 am The league is trying their best to get Richmond into the NCAAs. I caught a little of the GW game yesterday (where they beat URI, furthering the argument that we've only beaten weaker A-10 teams), and the announcer talked about the protocol for return after a pause. I didn't listen closely, but thought he said the first day a team can only practice for half an hour, next day 1 hour, and so forth. So playing this soon after a pause doesn't seem right, particularly when there's no obvious reason to play Tuesday vs. Wednesday (or later). And why @Richmond, who has played most of their games at home already and now gets 2 of their 3 remaining games at home? Richmond has an excellent team, mostly seniors, and would likely win regardless of when/where the game is, but this feels wrong.
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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by MikeUMA » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:18 pm

bmc24 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:37 pm With game against SLU now scheduled for Monday, wonder if we’ll pack for the week and head straight to VA as the tourney now starts on March 3rd. The seeding will drive the schedule I assume, but may make sense to get settled in in Richmond as opposed one more flight/trip.
Collegian guy:
"McCall said they’ll fly back to Amherst from Richmond after tomorrow night’s game, head to Saint Louis on Sunday, stay overnight after that game on Monday, then go directly to Richmond for the tournament. Hectic travel week."
https://twitter.com/TheDanMcGee/status/ ... 5274557440

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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by bmc24 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:09 pm

Thanks Mike ^. Anyone know if limited fans are allowed for a-10 tourney. I’m nearby (and vaccinated) and would try to go if able.

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Post by mdogt12 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:23 pm

They said they were going to try to have some fans. Probably not a lot of general public I would assume.

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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by Steve81 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:02 pm

Really hoping for some wins in the final weeks, especially the A10 Tourney. Seems to be the same old dance my friends, some good wins and disappointing losses.

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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by bobolink » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:09 pm

St Joe's ran over Dayton, starting the game with a 15-4 lead and scoring 54 in the first half. The weird season gets weirder. Maybe we caught a break not playing the Hawks :shock:
and La Salle blows out Duquesne 85-65. I'm starting to think the bottom A-10 teams could be dangerous. Only VCU and Bona seem like safe bets, although several of the strange losses may have been covid-related.

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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by uz2b-len » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:23 pm

Before we get to March 1, we will clinch a double-bye if Richmond wins at SLU and VCU wins at Davidson. If either game goes to the home team, we have to win at SLU for to get the double-bye. I think. Bonus thought: If Richmond wins at SLU, then SLU will be locked into the single-bye at that point. Might be a bit of a let down for them. Things could be more dire for them in the unlikely event that GW wins at SBU. Then they they could be playing to avoid the cellar-dweller round. Rhody would also have to win at Duquesne to set up that scenario. Oddly enough, the fact that GW lost tonight has no bearing on their situation with SLU. Then there's the whole NET thing, so who knows? One thing I do expect is that it will be clear by the time we play on Monday what is at stake.
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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by MikeUMA » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:07 pm

A-10 standings are updated
https://atlantic10.com/standings.aspx?path=mbball

I've been looking at the scenarios and I think @MLBergman_ is correct.
https://twitter.com/MLBergman_/status/1 ... 4489063426

We're 6-3 (.667)
If we win and go to .700, that locks up 4th at worst.

Davidson's loss tonight drops them to 6-4
If they fall at VCU (Saturday at 2 on ESPNU), they drop to 6-5.
Report out of Richmond today says Bones is expected to play for VCU, and they won without him yesterday.

SLU at 4-4 would have to win both of their 2 left, to catch us at 6-4 and get the tie-breaker.
Richmond at SLU, Friday at 7 on ESPN2.

So, we could know by Saturday at 4 if we get the double-bye.

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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by uz2b-len » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:35 am

If we lose at SLU, we could end up at 6-4 along with Davidson, SLU, and Richmond. Takes me back to Chaz's last year, when we played SLU in the last regular season game. A victory ensured the double-bye, maybe even first place, and a loss put us in fifth. Negligent coaching contributed to the latter outcome. Negligent coaching this year against George Mason is contributing to the current tangle.
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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by Juice Stand » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:09 am

Good call Len. I forgot that the finale against SLU that year cost us a tie for first place. I sincerely hope that the pauses and inconsistency of this season haven't taken the guys focus or heart out of it and they approach Monday and the tourney as hungry as ever. There is a real opportunity here that we haven't seen in a number of years.

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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by Old Cage » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:21 am

bobolink wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:09 pm St Joe's ran over Dayton, starting the game with a 15-4 lead and scoring 54 in the first half. The weird season gets weirder. Maybe we caught a break not playing the Hawks :shock:
Ryan Daly is the difference maker for The Hawk. He misses a lot of time. He played 39 minutes and scored 25 against Dayton.
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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by Steve81 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:28 am

uz2b-len wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:35 am If we lose at SLU, we could end up at 6-4 along with Davidson, SLU, and Richmond. Takes me back to Chaz's last year, when we played SLU in the last regular season game. A victory ensured the double-bye, maybe even first place, and a loss put us in fifth. Negligent coaching contributed to the latter outcome. Negligent coaching this year against George Mason is contributing to the current tangle.
That would take me way back to the last prior dance in the 90's after the lone 2014 appearance. Yes we lost to SLU in that one and done. Not being negative, just my expectations are show me. We need to beat SLU for the mojo and guarantee double bye. Then win a friggin game in the A10 tourney.

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Re: 2020-21 Atlantic 10 season

Post by 69MG » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:04 am

^ Jordair Jett joined the list of UMass killers that day. Everyone knew what was coming it seems, except the coaches and players.

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