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Dane Pound

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#99609 NCAA Tournament returning to Albany's Times Union Center

Posted by Dane Pound on 18 April 2017 - 07:15 PM

I heard Stony Brook thought this was unfair and is petitioning to get the format changed...



Just kidding. Good news.

#99544 National Championships

Posted by Dane Pound on 13 April 2017 - 08:29 PM

I admire the optimism of whoever picked men's basketball!

#99540 Recruiting - 2017

Posted by Dane Pound on 13 April 2017 - 05:11 PM

The chance to add a proven guard to the mix of what we have coming back would be amazing. We didn't have that much depth at the back court last year so Maitland could really make for something special.


The other nice part about Maitland, he's already got a win again Siena (last year's CBI)

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#99447 2017-18 MBB Schedule

Posted by Dane Pound on 06 April 2017 - 11:20 AM

I'd add Buffalo to that list of UA'08.


Guessing the tournament would be similar to last year, we play @Louisville and @Memphis then have two games at the TUC.

#99438 2017 Big Purple Fam - Bracket Challange

Posted by Dane Pound on 04 April 2017 - 11:43 AM

First off, congrats Click. We can start calling this the Click Clack Invitational now.


Also, the ugliness of last night's game wasn't all on the officials. Carolina shot 57% from the free throw line and 4-27 from three. Watching 23 missed three point shots and a bunch of missed free throws isn't fun no matter what the refs are doing.


Compared to last year's Villanova - UNC game which was amazing. Both teams shot over 50% from three and much better from the line.

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#99399 Recruiting - 2017

Posted by Dane Pound on 01 April 2017 - 10:31 PM

Kind of surreal to watch a UA signee playing on ESPN in April and having the announcers talking about your program. Thought Healy played pretty well against a high level of talent. The difference in the frontcourt was pretty apparent Montverde has some good CAA/A10 guys and LaLumiere had a front court that looked like it could play in any of the power conferences.

#99322 Recruiting - 2017

Posted by Dane Pound on 30 March 2017 - 11:08 AM

Cam Healy's Montverde Academy team is on ESPNU now. Should be a replay on ESPN3 archived later for those of you who aren't retired.

#99116 MBB: 16-17 Season Recap

Posted by Dane Pound on 17 March 2017 - 05:25 PM

With the exception of the last week, I thought this was a fun season because we were so young coming into it and expectations were kind of low.


Looking back, in the 2000s I thought we had some good players and good teams that dropped off after certain guys left. In the 2010s I think we have a good program and have shown we can win when the faces change.

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#98910 Post-Season CIT: St. Peter's @ UA Thursday at 7pm

Posted by Dane Pound on 13 March 2017 - 06:16 AM



Where do I buy a ticket? Do I get my own season seat I normally sit in?

Also, how many rounds in the CIT?

How would any of us know that yet lol. I'm sure an email with the information will be sent out by Athletics. I mean maybe Wednesday knowing their history of communication hah. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow.
As for rounds the link I posted has that information.....

Coach John McLendon Classic
Norfolk State (17-16) @ Liberty (19-13) 7:05 pm

Hugh Durham Classic
Saint Francis (16-16) @ Jacksonville (17-15) 7:00 pm

Houston Baptist (17-13) @ Campbell (17-17) 7:00 pm
Canisius (18-15) @ Samford (19-15) TBA

Lou Henson Classic
Ball State (21-12) @ Fort Wayne (19-12) TBA

Fairfield (16-14) @ UMBC (18-12) 7:00 pm
Georgia State (20-12) @ Texas A&M Corpus Christi (20-11) 8:00 pm
Stephen F. Austin (18-14) @ Idaho (18-13) TBA

Saint Peter's (19-13) @ Albany (21-13) 7:00 pm
Furman (21-11) @ USC Upstate (17-15) 7:00 pm
UNC Asheville (23-9) @ UT Martin (21-12) TBA
Lamar (19-14) @ Texas State (20-13) TBA

Riley Wallace Classic
Weber State (19-13) @ Cal State Fullerton (17-14) 10:00 pm

March 17-20 


MARCH 23-26 

Wednesday, March 29 on CBS Sports Network
7:00 & 9:00 pm

Friday, March 31 on CBS Sports Network
9:00 pm

I'm just pissed our game isn't billed as a "Classic." WTF...


It's because you can't put "class" and a MAAC school together. 


Good Lord, I think I spent too much time with Bob this weekend

#98843 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by Dane Pound on 11 March 2017 - 09:49 PM


All good lol. It just seemed ppl were getting on him for what he has been doing all year that's all. Agreed they need to harness it, but I guess I also saw others on the team taking the passes and not putting up shots or missing open looks. So I'm not shocked David took so many shots...even if they were forced. I was surprised we didn't have more ppl on the team stepping up to the challenge to score.


Great point. There were a lot of times today where there were six or seven seconds left on the shot clock and they gave the ball back to Nichols to make something happen. 


I'll say this. We've had some great guards here, guys like Jamar and Mike Black. Neither of those guys lead their team into the conference championship their soph year. Nichols has.

#98657 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by Dane Pound on 10 March 2017 - 02:53 PM

I have to admit, I like that it's hot, uncomfortable, cramped and loud.


I'm not going up there to relax, be quiet or sit down.

#98621 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by Dane Pound on 09 March 2017 - 08:02 PM

This is the 10 year anniversary of our 2007 win in Burlington in the AE Championship. I forgot how good that 2007 Vermont team was. They went 15-1 in the conference that year, Beat #14 Boston College and won 20 of their final 21 games until we beat them.

#98556 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by Dane Pound on 07 March 2017 - 12:31 PM

Picked up two tickets myself. Excellent!


What parking lot should I be shooting for? Trying to get the lay of the land via Google maps and not sure where visitor parking is.

It's pretty well marked when you get there. A big parking lot near the gym. Despite our history with them, the Vermont fans have been pretty friendly on past trips.

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#98271 Zach Bye says bye-bye to WTMM for job in Denver

Posted by Dane Pound on 03 March 2017 - 10:23 PM

Denver's gain and our loss. He was always great to listen to.

#98050 vs Hartford - 2/25 - 7PM

Posted by Dane Pound on 25 February 2017 - 10:25 PM

Charles ran into him by accident and the Egyptian pushed him back hard. So Charles approached him face-to-face and another Hartford player pushed Charles again

Gallagher should have sat Attia down when he walked up the court with the basketball and got the delay of game warning. That was right before the Attia - Charles thing He should have seen that coming.


I was worried playing Hartford back to back would lack any zest but Wednesday night should have some fire. That was a chippy game.

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