Games 17 & 18, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20 & 23)

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

Post by UMassfan_19 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:40 pm

palm14 wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:12 pm
TheOFFSeason wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:58 am In DK’s last year he had a freshman manager who was doing some good research in analytics…similar to the stuff that NBA teams were using to try and gain an advantage over their opponents. It took awhile but DK and the staff were interested in having him do some work for them(at no cost) for the following year but they were let go. This manager spent the summer running analytic models for the College and Professional players that John Lucas worked with. When he came back for his sophomore year he was again a manager and he let MM and the staff know that he wanted to do for them what he did all summer but MM told him he wasn’t interested…one of his assistants tried to get him to reconsider but it didn’t work. He didn’t let that manager go but he never promoted him to a traveling manager when he was a junior and senior like is customary.
Finally some truth coming out. This would’ve been helpful a few years ago…

Nothing from the DK era was to stay. Kelsey took the job because of Jarreau, Gresham, and Pipkins as well as pieces like Holloway. Meetings with the players went well, and while we will never know for sure, every guy was leaning towards staying at UMass. Kelsey was told at lunch hours before his press conference that any and all DK players were to be “guided out” as soon as possible. He said ‘f that’ and went back to Winthrop.

McCall was more than willing to be a yes man. Bell was too. It’s harder to clear out a football roster but look at the short leash Whipple’s players were on under Bell. Someone wanted to make sure McCall and Bell got ALL the credit when they succeeded. So much for that.

If this student analyst started under DK it’s no surprise he wasn’t treated with respect.
Those players would have been out anyway especially brison and deeky who’s grades were poor it’s why’s they went to juco and didn’t actually play

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

Post by PreecherJenkins » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:47 pm

palm14 wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:12 pm
TheOFFSeason wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:58 am In DK’s last year he had a freshman manager who was doing some good research in analytics…similar to the stuff that NBA teams were using to try and gain an advantage over their opponents. It took awhile but DK and the staff were interested in having him do some work for them(at no cost) for the following year but they were let go. This manager spent the summer running analytic models for the College and Professional players that John Lucas worked with. When he came back for his sophomore year he was again a manager and he let MM and the staff know that he wanted to do for them what he did all summer but MM told him he wasn’t interested…one of his assistants tried to get him to reconsider but it didn’t work. He didn’t let that manager go but he never promoted him to a traveling manager when he was a junior and senior like is customary.
Finally some truth coming out. This would’ve been helpful a few years ago…

Nothing from the DK era was to stay. Kelsey took the job because of Jarreau, Gresham, and Pipkins as well as pieces like Holloway. Meetings with the players went well, and while we will never know for sure, every guy was leaning towards staying at UMass. Kelsey was told at lunch hours before his press conference that any and all DK players were to be “guided out” as soon as possible. He said ‘f that’ and went back to Winthrop.

McCall was more than willing to be a yes man. Bell was too. It’s harder to clear out a football roster but look at the short leash Whipple’s players were on under Bell. Someone wanted to make sure McCall and Bell got ALL the credit when they succeeded. So much for that.

If this student analyst started under DK it’s no surprise he wasn’t treated with respect.
Who said they were being guided out?
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Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

Post by vanmeter » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:52 pm

I don’t buy that all players were to be guided out. Holloway and Pipkins stayed.

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

Post by Uminuteman » Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:15 pm

Maybe just the ones being paid had to go. (allegedly)

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

Post by Berkman » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:49 pm

They played better than I expected to only trail by 1 at the half

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

Post by LS71 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:51 pm

In case anyone is interested it’s St. Louie 38 UMass 37 at the half in a very empty Mullins Center.
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Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

Post by RageintheCage » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:55 pm

I don't care how many times I see it, but when I look a the stands and see like 50 total fans in the camera shot I'm always shocked. Oh the good ol days...

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

Post by econalum » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:56 pm

I did not think it is possible, but it looks emptier than the Saturday URI game. Dorms open on Sunday.
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Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

Post by RageintheCage » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:00 pm

Marcus Smart in the house! First celebrity siting in like 15 years. Unless of course you count Signman

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

Post by LS71 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:03 pm

The Cage would look empty with a gathering this small in it.
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Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

Post by Floyd » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:07 pm

No lines for concessions or bathrooms tho :lol:
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Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

Post by econalum » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:14 pm

RageintheCage wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:00 pm Marcus Smart in the house! First celebrity siting in like 15 years. Unless of course you count Signman
Marcus Smart - wow that's odd.
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Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

Post by Old Cage » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:21 pm

^ He played for Ford.
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Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

Post by Floyd » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:28 pm

Travis lookin like he's added a front porch
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Re: Game 17, 2021-22: Saint Louis (1/20)

Post by RageintheCage » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:29 pm

Same exact hair though. Might even be the same application of gel since we last saw him.

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