2018-2019 Season

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by kikoandjimmer » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:34 pm

The energy the team came out with was lacking. Down 12-0 to start. Hard to dig out of that hole 2-3 minutes in.

Leidel came off the bench for the first time this year, but it seems that was a wakeup call. She and Philoxy got early 20 and 30 points respectively. So, these two players off the bench got 46-50 points.

Last one at home is this Wednesday.

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by Berkman » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:00 pm

Lets see what team shows up tonight.

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by Berkman » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:23 pm

So far so good. We are up 18 - 14.

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by Berkman » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 pm

Still leading at the half 27 - 23.

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by Berkman » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:20 pm

Opening it up and now leading 45 - 31. Best I have seen them look in a while.

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by 78 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:41 pm

Break the losing skid with a dominating second half performance and a big win over Richmond!
Bamford has erased McCutcheon

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by Berkman » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:42 pm

Final is a big win for us 64 - 38.

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by kikoandjimmer » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:12 pm

A good solid win. Loved that Lauraine and Kenz got in at the end and each got some points. The only complaint that I have is that Verdi didn't call out Jess George or Genesis Rivera for a standing ovation at the end of the game but rather subbed them at a timeout.

Last time out against Richmond, we turned it over over 20 times. Today, we still turned it over more than them I believe, but we outrebounded and outhustled.

Let's get a win at Rhode Island and then see who we play in the A10 tourney. It is now impossible for us to play at home.

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by kikoandjimmer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:26 am

Regular season finale today.

IF UMass WINS AND George Washington AND St. Joe's LOSE, I think we have a home playoff game. Looks like the "tie-breaker" on the A-10 website is with overall record of which we would be ahead of both of the others. I'd expect Fordham to beat St. Joe's. The GW/Richmond game will be interesting. It will be AT Richmond at 11 AM. Should be over before the start of the UMass game.

A win also puts us at .500 for the season.

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by McKinney » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:09 pm

kikoandjimmer wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:26 am
Regular season finale today.

IF UMass WINS AND George Washington AND St. Joe's LOSE, I think we have a home playoff game. Looks like the "tie-breaker" on the A-10 website is with overall record of which we would be ahead of both of the others. I'd expect Fordham to beat St. Joe's. The GW/Richmond game will be interesting. It will be AT Richmond at 11 AM. Should be over before the start of the UMass game.

A win also puts us at .500 for the season.
That would be very exciting and a good mark of progress for the program.
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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by kikoandjimmer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:55 pm

Richmond beat GW.

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by kikoandjimmer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:01 pm

I think I was wrong about tiebreaker as i think its head to head. We lost against both, so we probably finish 10th in conference but still have a chance to go .500.

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by 78 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:19 pm

a .500 season would be nice, and they should get it playing a woeful Rhody team. That said, I was expecting more improvement this year. Going from 14-16 to 15-15 and 6-10 to 7-9 in conference in year three isn't great. Verdi and this team need to deliver next year.
Bamford has erased McCutcheon

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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by McKinney » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:54 pm

78 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:19 pm
a .500 season would be nice, and they should get it playing a woeful Rhody team. That said, I was expecting more improvement this year. Going from 14-16 to 15-15 and 6-10 to 7-9 in conference in year three isn't great. Verdi and this team need to deliver next year.
I think my expectations for WBB at the moment are a bit like my expectations for football. I'd love for them to be out there dominating, and that expectation should certainly be the expectations of the coach. But when you haven't had a .500 season in 12 years....

If I were actually evaluating improvement I might look current year performance vs the 4-year moving average, something like that. As long we're regularly at 0.500 (or top half of RPI, etc.) and showing steady improvement, that's good with me. All about continuous improvement.
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Re: 2018-2019 Season

Post by pk77 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:46 pm

previous comment about RPI is a good one. This years schedule was padded by coach Verdi with some awfully weak and lower level opponents so I would not go by record !!

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