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#98954 Post-Season CIT: St. Peter's @ UA Thursday at 7pm

Posted by MRSGDG on 14 March 2017 - 09:26 AM

"Because of the State of Emergency, @UAlbany_MBB can't practice. So the coaches distributed the scout to the players last night #sportson10" -news
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#98902 Post-Season CIT: St. Peter's @ UA Thursday at 7pm

Posted by MRSGDG on 12 March 2017 - 10:00 PM

go read Wilkins tweets with comment from Brown about playing. To me that is enough. By the way to me $38k is fine price to pay for me to have my alma mater look really good to recruits saying "hey, we have been in a postseason tournament for 6 straight years, including 3 NCAA tournaments...how many has ______________ been to?"

Whatever gets you going. I hope we are not using CBI/CIT appearances as a recruiting tool.

Well if we are I'm sure that Coach Brown knows more about what is needed for recruiting than we do.


#98881 Post-Season CIT: St. Peter's @ UA Thursday at 7pm

Posted by MRSGDG on 12 March 2017 - 08:27 PM

CIT posted UA will host St. Peter's Thursday at 7pm according to their website.

http://www.collegein...ule-results.php

 

Ticket Prices: $5-10

Watch: SEFCU or Facebook Live 

 

"THURSDAY, MARCH 16

Saint Peter's (19-13) @ Albany (21-13) 7:00 pm"




#98862 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by MRSGDG on 12 March 2017 - 11:25 AM

The time has come to see which guys will be brought back and who will be departing.

 

We noticed Jamir wasn't at many of the end away games nor at some of the end home games. He was not in Vermont. So he is likely out. We can only hope that Xavier and Jaraan who were in Vermont, plan to stay. I'd hope that if Jamir made it clear he wasn't coming back that if others had the same thought they would have told the coaching staff. As you said, time to wait and see. Maybe a post season tournament would give us an idea.. like who shows up and who doesn't.

 

If Jamir leaves and Dallas and Mike graduate, that's 3 spots, and we know of 3 spots coming in (Healy, Lulkia and Hank). So maybe it will just be Jamir.




#98860 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by MRSGDG on 12 March 2017 - 11:10 AM

 

 

Honestly, I like Nichols more for coming out in the presser and taking responsibility for the loss. If you're looking for leadership, I think that's what it looks like. I don't think it was his fault.Like others have said, I think there were other guys who wanted the "perfect" shot and passed up on decent shots.

 

 

Having gone to 8 away games this year, we were able to see David's attitude up close and personal being the first or second rows behind the bench. (at home we're on the opposite side of the benches so you don't get the insight) I made a comment on the board after the first away game at Penn St about his negative attitude because it was surprising to see that from someone on our team. I got some slack for my comments because I was being too harsh since he had never started a D1 game, but I think as the first few games played out it wasn't just my snark observation, but obviously more others since the staff ended up not starting him for a game to make a point to him.

 

Now it's the last game of the year, the Championship game, after starting the conference season 0-3, sitting 4 feet from the bench I can say I saw a different David. There was a point in the game during a time out where they were sitting in their seats waiting for Brown to come over and draw up a play. David got up and started engaging with his teammates..he had more positive raw emotion towards his team than I had ever seen. I saw the Jacob Iati 'cheerleader' in him and that's saying a lot because I think Jacob was one of our best team cheerleaders. David was getting the group together trying to cheer his guys on. I turned to GDG and I said "THAT'S" the leader we need in this group. It was the first time I had seen anyone on the team do that this year. 

 

David went through a lot this year being a sophomore in college, starting for a D1 team, losing his sister and who knows what else. He's 19 years old but I think we'll see him grow personally, academically and on the court. Here's hoping to that.




#98838 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by MRSGDG on 11 March 2017 - 06:46 PM


 

 

 

 

 

Tough loss...Proud of team and future bright.

That quickly devolved from a game they shouldn't have won to a game they shouldn't have lost. Hero ball indeed.

Good effort; now make a run in a secondary, tertiary, or quaternary post season tournament to close out the season.
Yes, unfortunately it's what you get sometimes out of a guy who has supreme confidence in himself but relatively young and with a developing mental game. Nichols as a senior doesn't attempt 25 shots. Ypu live and hopefully learn with a young kid seeing really his first year of action.

I'm OK with it...
Agreed. That's who David seems to be as a player. We can't love him and hate him for it based on the outcome. That is how he is going to play. He could have tried to distribute more but when he did no one but Travis really stepped up on offense. I'm happy that many of these guys will be around for 2 more years. A feeling we haven't felt under Brown..Championship loss..humbles us all as armchair quarterbacks.
 
 
Doesn't mean he has to continue to play that way. Coach Brown and the staff need to teach him. They need to change that behavior and they can. In the games where he plays big he doesn't force as much as he did today. There were at least 4-5 wasted possessions in the second half where he dribbled into everyone and lost the ball or chucked it up or shot a bad and contested long three. In a championship game against a team like UVM you cannot waste possessions. The coaches need to coach him on that stuff. I'm not blaming this game on him only because others also made key mistakes but they need to get that under control for next year. 
What makes you think they aren't? You forget they actually sat him earlier in the year?

Let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Does he need to continue to mature? No question but he is a great player and a great Dane.

You have to live with a young kid essentially a freshman learning on the job in a title game.

I'm a nichols fan...
 
whoa, whoa, whoa.... I think my post was taken the wrong way. I am a HUGE David Nichols fan. HUGE!  My point was in response to Mrs. GDG that is who he is and basically that we have to deal with it. (not a knock on you MrsGDG so please don't take it that way) I was just saying that the staff needs to and can change that behavior. You don't want him to be tentative but you don't want what we had in the second half today going forward. 
 
I definitely do not want to come off as blaming David for this game, as I said in my initial post. I think he is a huge player and a star for our program and looking forward to the next two years. 
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.


#98796 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by MRSGDG on 11 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

Don't feed the thread troll.


#98690 WBB: 2016-2017

Posted by MRSGDG on 10 March 2017 - 07:27 PM


Dynasty, congrats on the players, coached and program. Let's do 7 in a row next season.

 
Legit. This is the 2nd sport where we've won a ton in a row. Congrats to the ladies! What seed do we get now?
 
 

 


Benson told my bride we're getting a new, hi-def scoreboard for next season

 
oooooooo please make this be true!
 
O M G PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

He said there was a sefcu surprise next season at the last gdac q&a thing. We assumed it was a scoreboard. Confirms it. Cool.
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#98668 WBB: 2016-2017

Posted by MRSGDG on 10 March 2017 - 04:32 PM

Not on espnu seriously they won't switch off a college baseball game.

Edit..On espn news now.


#98620 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by MRSGDG on 09 March 2017 - 07:15 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Safe to assume that we can pick up the tickets at a will call desk/window in Burlington?

My guess is a call to the ticket office will answer your question.
 
 
 
Yes . they can be picked up there.
Also I believe on the bus if you are taking the bus.
I asked about getting mine on Friday after the womens game
Historically the Alumni Association had their own set of tickets, this year each person has to buy it from atheltics. I wouldn't assume previous years practices of giving tickets out of the bus are the same. It could be,but we shouldn't assume it.
 
 
I responded based on what ticket office said to me.
At the time I asked , I wasn't sure if I was taking the bus.

Thanks.

 

Bus email today confirmed what Bob said. Those taking the bus their tickets with be at the Alumni House and you should come with enough time check in inside and get your ticket.




#98498 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by MRSGDG on 06 March 2017 - 10:10 PM

UA has disappointed Vermont before on their court. One more time.
Go Danes


UA is 5-0 in championship games. 2 of which were at UVM. Let's make it 6-0 and 3 at Patrick Gym.
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#98496 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by MRSGDG on 06 March 2017 - 10:08 PM

Vermont bus information will be posted tomorrow morning.


 
Thinkin of going to my first away game. If you don't take the bus and drive yourself, will you miss out on the tickets? Is it both or nothing? I don't want to buy from UVM.

Historically the Alumni Association has hosted viewing parties as well as the buses for the America East tournament championship games. So I know from the bus point of view there will be a package to go on the bus and get a ticket. Sometimes there is just a ticket option through the Alumni Association but I'm not sure if that is all the time. So you may just have to wait till tomorrow morning to see what the registration options are to through the Alumni Association.

Now if Athletics chimes in and wants to try to do something then who knows what will happen. As we all know their communication skills are subpar LOL.
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#98480 @ Vermont - AE Tourney 2017 Championship - 3/11 - 11AM on ESPN2

Posted by MRSGDG on 06 March 2017 - 09:44 PM

Vermont bus information will be posted tomorrow morning.


#98345 WBB: 2016-2017

Posted by MRSGDG on 05 March 2017 - 06:38 PM

On pins and needles...


#98237 @ Stony Brook - AE Tourney Round 2 - 3/6 - 7:30PM

Posted by MRSGDG on 02 March 2017 - 05:02 PM

Viewing Party will be at the Recovery Grill in Guilderland.