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Dane Pound

Member Since 28 Aug 2003
Offline Last Active May 15 2017 04:37 PM

#100182 Danes vs UNC

Posted by Dane Pound on 13 May 2017 - 09:01 PM

Not sure what you guys were worried about. This was never in doubt.  ;)


We just need to tweak our 10 goal lead offense a bit.

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#100129 Recruiting - 2017

Posted by Dane Pound on 12 May 2017 - 07:53 PM

The program is in a pretty good place when we get a three star recruit who had multiple power school offers and we say "yeah, he can give us some depth in the front court."


Foster looks like a solid piece of the puzzle. Seems like a good student who had some Ivy league offers coming out of high school also. I suspect if we see a lot of him we'll see flashes of why he was so highly ranked coming out of high school. 


The thing I like about this class is that it looks like we got what we needed. We added depth at the guard spots and got bigger and more athletic in the front court.

#100062 Recruiting - 2017

Posted by Dane Pound on 10 May 2017 - 09:58 AM

Still not sure who is leaving and how many spots we still have to fill. If we're still looking for a big guy, they don't come bigger than Rozelle Nix who is leaving Pitt as a grad transfer - 6'11 and 300lbs.

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#99847 Recruiting - 2017

Posted by Dane Pound on 02 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

Best of luck to Maitland at BC.


It's all about Ahmad Clark now. Clark is coming with a little less hype but he still had offers from a solid MAC team and brought his team to the JUCO national championship game as a freshman. 

#99846 2017-18 MBB Schedule

Posted by Dane Pound on 02 May 2017 - 07:34 PM

Should be a fun atmosphere when they split the arena. It took almost 20 years but I'm glad it happened.

#99790 Recruiting - 2017

Posted by Dane Pound on 28 April 2017 - 08:27 PM

Sorry to see Lands go. I thought he could have been a nice player for us if he could clear up his injury situation. There are certainly a lot of chances now for any incoming big to get some minutes. Only Charles and Stire returning players who have any minutes.


I actually don't see Costa Anderson as the "odd man out." I liked what he did last year and wanted him to get more minutes. Honestly, I thought he probably had to play out of position at the PG spot. 

#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