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by bobolink
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Games 17 & 18, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20 & 23)
Replies: 146
Views: 5315

Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

excellent and desperately needed first win. over the years, I thought SLU often had excessive physical play and got away with fouls. tonight those fouls were called and UMass converted (not 90% like SLU hit their FTs, but very good, especially when it counted most). last year ended with Collins outp...
by bobolink
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Games 17 & 18, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20 & 23)
Replies: 146
Views: 5315

Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

69MG wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:20 pm Re: the game. CJ is expected to play. I haven't seen anything regarding Linssen or Thatch for SLU. We're getting 3.5.
photo of their walk-through appears to have both SLU players in it, per tweet from West Pine Bills
@WestPineBills
by bobolink
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game ##, 2021-22: at Fordham (2/28)
Replies: 40
Views: 2334

Re: Game ##, 2021-22: at Fordham (1/2)

Jon Rothstein @JonRothstein · 11m Sources: Fordham's Antonio Daye will withdraw from school due to personal reasons. Daye was averaging 16.8 PPG. That's a shame. Fordham finally looks decent and then they lose a key player. Has anyone heard about a reschedule date for our game there? Odd timing on ...
by bobolink
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 15, 2021-22: at Davidson (1/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 2695

Re: Game 15, 2021-22: at Davidson (1/11)

CJ must be sick or hurt; not dressed for tonight's game
by bobolink
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 15, 2021-22: at Davidson (1/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 2695

Re: Game 15, 2021-22: at Davidson (1/11)

Davidson coming off 11 straight wins. UMass 1-4 over the last 5, only win was a squeaker at home vs Fairfield.
by bobolink
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: McCall's 22-23 Buyout
Replies: 82
Views: 4759

Re: McCall's 22-23 Buyout

I think a big factor could be that players can now transfer once and be immediately eligible, but need a waiver if they transfer twice. A coaching change might get them a waiver, but waivers will supposedly become harder to get from now on. Are we sure that waivers exist anymore, at all? I thought ...
by bobolink
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: McCall's 22-23 Buyout
Replies: 82
Views: 4759

Re: McCall's 22-23 Buyout

I think you missed my point. I agree he has done a horrible job. I was responding to "Can we get a better coach?". I was implying that we could have gotten a better coach if we didn't panic and do a rush hire on MM when Kelsey backed out. There aren't many MM defenders out there any more....
by bobolink
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)
Replies: 62
Views: 2582

Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

UMass a 5-point favorite last I saw
by bobolink
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 13, 2021-22: at Richmond (1/5)
Replies: 64
Views: 2422

Re: Game 13, 2021-22: at Richmond (1/5)

perhaps the first half was rust, although Richmond has a lot of talent, experience, size, are tough at home, etc. Jones looked off; much better with Steadman. Took a while for Coach McCall to figure that out. Then Coach Mooney figured out pressing would hurt short-handed UMass. Noah perhaps also rus...
by bobolink
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 13, 2021-22: at Richmond (1/5)
Replies: 64
Views: 2422

Re: Game 13, 2021-22: at Richmond (1/5)

SignMan wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:31 pm
Floyd wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:36 pmAnd rust
Here Come YOUR ... UMass Oxidizers!
feel like forever since Noah played
by bobolink
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Games 17 & 18, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20 & 23)
Replies: 146
Views: 5315

Re: Game ##, 2021-22: home vs Saint Louis

Anybody buying this? I'm not. Hard to fathom not being able to cobble together 7 players. I'm sure they were not close to full strength, but a convenient way to postpone a game he thinks he might have lost missing 2 or 3 starters. stu durando @studurando 6m Travis Ford: “We need to get out and play...
by bobolink
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Around the A-10 (2021-22)
Replies: 60
Views: 4222

Re: Around the A-10 (2021-22)

So are Fordham and St Joe's better than we thought, or is this just 2 more examples of 2021 craziness? Usually these questions are answered by "a bit of both" and that probably fits here.
by bobolink
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Games 17 & 18, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20 & 23)
Replies: 146
Views: 5315

Re: Game ##, 2021-22: home vs Saint Louis

SLU's OOC schedule this season looks pretty tough, 62nd toughest in the NCAA (UMass is 137). OTOH, they've only played 2 road games: Memphis (very tough) and Boise State (not easy, but winnable and they squeaked out that win). Their last 4 (UAB, Belmont, BC, Auburn) were all solid opponents, all at ...
by bobolink
Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Games 17 & 18, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20 & 23)
Replies: 146
Views: 5315

Re: Game 13, 2021-22: Saint Louis (12/30)

everything I've seen says postponed, not a forfeit. SLU message board says this was about travel protocols, not a lack of 7 players + 1 coach, but see below for the local reporter tweet. Some on their board also cite a silver lining, in that their big man would have missed the game with injury but i...
by bobolink
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Around the A-10 (2021-22)
Replies: 60
Views: 4222

Re: Around the A-10 (2021-22)

Hard to believe, but the 2022 transfer portal is already going. No high impact transfers yet, but already 3 from the A10. About 100 players in the portal already. I'm not sure whether some of those transfers go after first semester (i.e., now). Verbal Commits says: 12/27/2021 - La Salle 2019 SG Sher...