Game 7, 2021-22: UMass Lowell (11/24)

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Game 7, 2021-22: UMass Lowell (11/24)

Post by 69MG » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:38 pm

I'm starting this thread and I really don't know what to say after today's debacle. The building will most likely be empty as it's the night before Thanksgiving and interest has waned (that's being kind). Lowell is 4-1 and they have played a lot better than we have. Their only loss is to OK State and they would be at the top of the A10 standings with wins over Dayton and GW.

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Post by Juice Stand » Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:46 am

I'll be in the building, but I don't expect a whole lot of others to be. Hopefully McCall's home/road splits come into play for this one. After what we saw in Florida, I expect the defense to be improved. Based on what? I don't know, but after that showing, there has to be some improvement, right?

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Post by 69MG » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:13 am

Since I'm going to the game I checked out what Lowell has done this year. Their wins are because of their defense. They held Dayton to 58 and GW to 56. Other than OK State, 58 is the most they've given up this year.

They start 2 guys at 6'7, Brooks and Blunt. Brooks hasn't taken a 3 all year so he'll probably go 4/6 against us. Blunt has taken 16 and made 2. The 3 guards they start (6'0. 6'3, 6'5) take most of their 3s but only Hammond (6'3) is above 31%. He's at 39%.

That's all the scouting report we should need. Same old tune: play defense, rebound and keep the turnovers down. It's too bad we don't have a player who could pound them down low. They don't even have anyone off the bench taller than 6'7. One last item:
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Post by econalum » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:54 am

Juice Stand wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:46 am I'll be in the building, but I don't expect a whole lot of others to be. Hopefully McCall's home/road splits come into play for this one. After what we saw in Florida, I expect the defense to be improved. Based on what? I don't know, but after that showing, there has to be some improvement, right?
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Post by Juice Stand » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:28 pm

Thanks for the scouting report 69, but honestly, I don't really care what UM-Lowell does or doesn't do. My only interest is what can UMass do (dare I say UMass Amherst in this case)? Can this team buckle down, show some pride, and play the kind of defense we saw in the second half against UMBC, and against Penn St? There won't be many people there, so they'll need to create their own energy and intensity, right from tip off.

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Post by rayers » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:41 pm

Just wondering if Coach Brown has some extra time to counsel McCall about aggression and defensive execution are all about? Yeah that’s low but it is spillover frustration which is overflowing!

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Post by inthescoop » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:14 pm

If we lose to UMass Lowell, that would be a colossal failure for Ryan Bamford. To hire 2 failed coaches while our programs are being funded for growth and yet we’re stagnant as our rival and satellite campus continues to only get better.

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Post by capezona » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:27 pm

They'll win. They win every other game.

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Re: Game 7, 2021-2022: 11/24/2021 UMass Lowell

Post by Steve81 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:47 am

econalum wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:54 am
Juice Stand wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:46 am I'll be in the building, but I don't expect a whole lot of others to be. Hopefully McCall's home/road splits come into play for this one. After what we saw in Florida, I expect the defense to be improved. Based on what? I don't know, but after that showing, there has to be some improvement, right?
UMass closes EOD Tuesday, so very minimal student presence.
Tickets for the public have been discounted to $10 for the game with free parking. This includes old conference mate Rutgers this weekend.

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Post by Floyd » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:04 am

They really, REALLY need this game to keep the fans engaged this season. I'm always pulling for them but after the football situation, I think people have little patience for poor performance. MM has got to get this back on track or this year will go down the toilet
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Re: Game 7, 2021-2022: 11/24/2021 UMass Lowell

Post by SignMan » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:25 am

econalum wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:54 am
Juice Stand wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:46 am I'll be in the building, but I don't expect a whole lot of others to be. Hopefully McCall's home/road splits come into play for this one. After what we saw in Florida, I expect the defense to be improved. Based on what? I don't know, but after that showing, there has to be some improvement, right?
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Post by econalum » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:53 am

Not on a holiday weekend. And, many of the weekday classes clash with my teaching schedule. That said, I watch/dvr most on varying pay-tv options.
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Re: Game 7, 2021-22: UMass Lowell (11/24)

Post by MikeUMA » Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:27 pm

Little brother Twitter is chomping at the bit to beat us
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We cannot let this happen. This is very much a playing for pride game at this point.

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Post by Uminuteman » Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:23 pm

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Re: Game 7, 2021-2022: 11/24/2021 UMass Lowell

Post by SignMan » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:18 pm

econalum wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:53 am Not on a holiday weekend. And, many of the weekday classes clash with my teaching schedule. That said, I watch/dvr most on varying pay-tv options.
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