Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

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Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by MikeUMA » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:51 pm

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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by 69MG » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:55 pm

I would be surprised if we go back to "small ball" against Providence. Their potential starters are 6'8 (Bullock), 6'9 (Young), 6'7 (Diallo), 6'3 (Ashton) and either 6'7 (Lindsey) or 6'6 (Jackson). We'll need all of the bigs to step up.

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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:13 pm

If I recall, Holloway played very well against them last year. Hopefully he can replicate that performance and finally have a "climb on my back, boys" kinda game.
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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by fenway617 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:23 pm

Pipkins also had a good game vs. them last year. Last night Brown took Providence into OT before Providence was able to pull away for an OT win. clearly Providence was looking ahead to the Umass game. :lol:
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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by Cahoonaville » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:32 pm

Can we finally get a good crowd on Saturday? At least 4500 would be nice....
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:35 pm

I bet a good crowd would show up if David Ortiz was going to be in the building.
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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by MJatUM » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:51 pm

Cahoonaville wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:32 pm Can we finally get a good crowd on Saturday? At least 4500 would be nice....
I know there might be some questionable weather for Saturday but even with all that considered I would be shocked if this is not far and away the best attended game of the season thus far. Not expecting anything but a good showing would go a long way to future attendance. [/noduh]

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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

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I say 3,800.
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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by NilesGold » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:21 pm

69MG wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:55 pm I would be surprised if we go back to "small ball" against Providence. Their potential starters are 6'8 (Bullock), 6'9 (Young), 6'7 (Diallo), 6'3 (Ashton) and either 6'7 (Lindsey) or 6'6 (Jackson). We'll need all of the bigs to step up.
Kyron Cartwright is their starting PG, he's got a sore ankle and thus didn't play much against Brown. Normally Ashton-Langford comes off the bench.

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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by bobolink » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:41 pm

fenway617 wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:23 pm Pipkins also had a good game vs. them last year. Last night Brown took Providence into OT before Providence was able to pull away for an OT win. clearly Providence was looking ahead to the Umass game. :lol:
Brown has a very small team but led most of the way. Seemed like maybe Providence would put them away when up by 3 with 15 seconds left, but they fouled the Brown player who was going in for a layup, resulting in a 3-point play and overtime. Providence didn't look good, with some foolish plays like that and poor shooting on 3s. Maybe they were looking ahead.

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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by MikeUMA » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:43 pm

Is Providence the best non-conf game on our home schedule? I think so. They're a regional rival, been to the Dance the past 4 years, well-timed game at Saturday 3pm, students are still around.

Georgia game has some of the same attributes, but they're not New England and arguably won't be quite as big a draw.

Anyway, if we don't draw at least 4k for Providence, that's a big shame. Yeah, weather might have something to do with it, but come on people.

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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by Floyd » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:08 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:35 pm I bet a good crowd would show up if David Ortiz was going to be in the building.
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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by Cahoonaville » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:50 am

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:35 pm I bet a good crowd would show up if David Ortiz was going to be in the building.

I bet a huge crowd would show up if Alex Guerrero was in the building also! No one would ever get sun burn again!
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Re: Game 10, 2017-18: Providence (12/9)

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:21 am

Floyd wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:08 pm

:lol: :lol: 8)
It's just too easy! :wink:



Unfortunately, I think the weather is going to kill general attendance. Hopefully the department is making a major push for students to get there tomorrow. I think they did something similar a few years ago when a storm hit and it works well enough.
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