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by econalum
Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Tribute to the Late Coach Leaman
Replies: 105
Views: 33858

My heart sank as I read the Boston Globe just now. A terrific, classy guy -our best UMASS ambassador, and a guy who made a large university seem intimate with his easy smile and hello's around campus. A sad day.
by econalum
Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Alumni Sightings at the Bill!!
Replies: 27
Views: 9268

Terrific to hear from Tom

One of the best UM moments prior to the '90's blitz was the '73 win over Missouri - who as I recall towered over UM. Tom Murphy and Tom L. held tought with Al doing his sky walking best scoring. As I recal, it was St. Paddy's and we were all esconced at an Irish bar across from the MSG with Notre Da...
by econalum
Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Attendance predictions for tonight...
Replies: 20
Views: 5100

Let's see - 2300. Ooops, students are back... 2350. :lol:
by econalum
Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Let's give Kareem a chance to coach at UMass
Replies: 53
Views: 14490

LOL funny. Especially Isaiah and Pete Rose. We do NOT need a poor communicator - we need a cheerleader.
by econalum
Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Possible Coaches Mentioned on HoopScoop
Replies: 39
Views: 11855

No more 45 to 55 year old burnouts - NO JARVIS. You think the Lappas package was outlandish - wait on what Jarvis would want to 'take the risk' that UM is his last stop. Not worth it. Give us an energetic 30 something guy who has presence/can promote the program within and without UMASS. A previous ...
by econalum
Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:24 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: The Cage
Replies: 56
Views: 16953

My girlfriend, now wife, and I sat with a bunch of Brooks House folks right at mid-court about 2/3 of the way up - if we got in line soon enough. My wife tutored Duarte - nice fellow. Town was a force at power forward, and had a nice turnaround jumper from the post, as did Murphy.
by econalum
Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: The Cage
Replies: 56
Views: 16953

Cagers Unite!!!!! Pitino to Skinner. for the "slam layup". Jack leaman yelling at Murphy "My way, Murphy, My way." Long waits in the snow to see UMASS beat BC - first time I heard "Sucks" used in public, as in "BC Sucks", circa '74. Billy Endicott from the cor...
by econalum
Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Next up: St. Joseph's
Replies: 50
Views: 13828

I think Martelli has class and will not deliberately pile it on - I think we are looking at 85-45, 20 point deficit at half. We will get caught up in shooting 3's and make no more than 20%.
by econalum
Mon Jan 19, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 15 - Duquesne
Replies: 109
Views: 27669

The messages Lappas has out there now from the post-game show are murder on motivation. I am sure he is downcast about what is going on - but he just cannot seem so hope less in public. He is now accelerating the tanking process - you'll start seeing guys coming back slower from injury, and certainl...
by econalum
Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Our Promised Future Lives.... at 'Nova!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3315

Our Promised Future Lives.... at 'Nova!!!!!

Sorry, Olean is too far from Acton, so my son and I took in the BC/'Nova game at the Heights. Game delivered what we were promised with Lappas's arrival - motion offense, mostly 3 guard attack, lots of crisp passing down low, balanced by terrific 3 point shooting (near 70%) Ironic , since this is th...
by econalum
Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Asking Too Much?
Replies: 20
Views: 5362

We are now ranked below non-scholarship (read IVY League) schools? And New England is not exactly bball heaven for talented college teams. Remember, UMASS went to the "Eastern Eight"/A10 to get out of the New England morass of mediocrity - so it is a fair comparison for us to display our R...
by econalum
Sat Jan 10, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 13 - GW
Replies: 35
Views: 8819

Wow - good thing I stayed warm watching "Hoosiers"

:roll: The "sleepwalk" now starts the game, we cannot wait until 3rd quarter? Wow!!!!
by econalum
Wed Jan 07, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 12 - La Salle
Replies: 65
Views: 18461

Yeechhhh

Where was the energy of the Tenn. Game? Another 3rd qtr slump, catch up, and then run out of gas. Discouraging - looks more and more like not enough quality players, no matter what the coaching scheme, so a looong season continues. Cannot win with 1 or 2 guys stepping up per game - Lee last game, An...
by econalum
Sun Jan 04, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 11 - Tennessee
Replies: 119
Views: 28005

A lost 10 minutes we cannot afford

This team needs to stay close and keep the effort up - when it slipped in the "3rd qtr" - they had no capacity to get more than 4 points back before UT answered, and that was the game. UT defensive effort was strong - according to the UT press they were run ragged for an extra long practic...
by econalum
Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:47 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Unfrigginbelieveable
Replies: 83
Views: 23687

Ok - Oregon and NC State

Yep - I actually WENT To the Oregon game in Springfield - the turnout was abysmal and it seems so long ago. Perhaps that is what happens when programs go south - good things seem even longer ago than they were. For the record, both teams were Top 50 or better in end of season Sagarin ranking :oops: s.