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  1. 6 points
    Much better stated Click. Devonte has always been one of my favorites on the team. 2 years ago he was the most athletic guy on the team, and he had a few beautiful Alley Oop dunks that season. He is a hard worker, a great leader, and someone who just seems like a great guy to be around. If he doesn't go on to play internationally, it would not surprise me in the slightest if he became a great coach. That said, his shooting troubles so far this season, and for most of last season, have definitely made it significantly harder for the team to win. Opposing defenses haven't given his shot much respect and have been able to lay off. removing lanes and jamming the offense. If he is on the floor and open, I want him taking shots right now. Including outside shots. Make them or miss them, he needs the opposition to know that he will shoot them if open. No one wants to be that guy that let a low percentage shooter drain a 3 in front of them. If I was the coach, I would probably play him around 25 minutes again, split between the 3 and the 4. If he is hot, time can go up, if cold, lower it a little. As I said before, seems like a great kid and I am glad he is in purple and gold.
  2. 6 points
    So Rizzuto just strolls into the 9th game of the season and, after not playing a minute of D1 basketball drops 13 pts, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. If there are any other Rizzuot/Iatis out there we should totally offer them a scholarship. Also, nice find of Fruscio to set up his score. Best game of the year for Hank. I'm not sure what the MAAC did to Ahmad Clark but had 30 against Canisius and 29 against Monmouth. There were stretches of Ahmad and four frosh out there. That's a good sign. The zone in the first half was interesting. Made rebounding tough though. Monmouth is good for what ails you but a solid step in the right direction.
  3. 5 points
    I know but we gotta keep in mind that these are real human beings who are trying...it's easy to post semi-anonymously on a message board. The other day I even felt bad for ripping into Losertuso constantly...Call me a softy if you must, it's the Holidays!
  4. 5 points
    I think we need to be careful to not castigate a young man to much and just let the coaches do what's best for team. Yes, he's struggles shooting the ball but let's remember, he's a Dane and his effort has never been an issue especially as we turned over such a huge part of the roster. Whatever role he's in, I wish him the best of luck...he's a good kid but if there are better options available for the good of the team hopefully they are utilized.
  5. 5 points
    We had a putrid home loss against Harvard to go 2-6 in the first 8 games of the 2005-06 season. I don't remember how the rest of that year went.
  6. 4 points
    Hope everyone is watching the great half Hank is playing.. he is all around the ball. Really playing well.
  7. 4 points
    The fire Gattuso and/or Benson thread seems to be still going strong over on Fall/football etc. But I decided to post my comments here as more than football is at stake. See Clacks negative assessment of football, title IX, facilities ALL right-on. In Clack's post, he does give props to Benson on GDAC and I also agree with him there; but he says Benson is hard to judge overall because COMMUNICATIONS on facilities, resource allocations, title IX are pretty much non-existent. And here-in rests my biggest concerns. Does Benson think the title IX issues are just going to evaporate???? Everything is always such a big secret?? Going back to the "bag and stadium seat" fiasco; a committee of administrators, students, fans, community leaders, campus police, etc. could have avoided so much embarrassment and BAD feelings. On these larger issues of coaching concerns , title IX, facilities, and resource management; COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY/FAN INVOLVEMENT are even more vital!
  8. 4 points
  9. 4 points
    Flagrant 1? Are they joking Our cuts are getting killed and they call that. Crap
  10. 4 points
    Congratulations to Stark and Hanks for making the All CAA team. That’s the good news. The bad news is that 90 players were selected to the three teams and only 2 from UA made it. Not a single defensive player could crack the 42 defensive players chosen. That to me is an indictment of the current coaching regime which was claiming thatthey have the most CAA talent yet. Not so much. On the the other hand, Happy Thanksgiving to all!
  11. 4 points
    Maybe Lauderdale can teach the them some toughness. He doesn't seem shy or fragile around the court.
  12. 4 points
    Not super surprised with the way we played tonight. Veteran teams come into this game and take care of business, young teams...not so much. Miller and French gave us some nice energy and effort off the bench. Our young guys can learn from Miller who plays with a purpose every time he puts the uniform on. He is an easy guy to root for. I watched tonight and saw: A) Some guys who get it. B)Some guys who are starting to get it C) Some guys who don't quite get it yet. It's still November and there's plenty of time for guys at "C" to go to "B." In fact, it's one of the fun things to watch in college basketball.
  13. 3 points
    As good as they looked in the first half, they looked equally as bad in the second. Still, you can see the building blocks. If they were all upper class men I would be discouraged, but they have time for much improvement. Travis Charles would have been really handy this year. No one seems to be able to step up and hit the mid range jumpers that are usually there.
  14. 3 points
    Let's see how it plays out... If they are a stock... I'M BUYING!
  15. 3 points
    I honestly think this team is going to be fine. Maybe not this year but definitely next year. 4-5 freshman getting significant time and Jucos who can take a year to get acclimated. I think there is talent there. Bad shooting night for everyone hurt.
  16. 3 points
    I'll remind everyone that they already have $5mill+ for SEFCU renovation as specifically designated by the Casey gift. I've heard a number around $20mill needed for a complete gut and renovation similar to what SBU did on the Island. I've also heard unsubstantiated rumors but from a good source (in the past) that Benson at least a little while ago was still thinking a brand new arena. I'm still flabbergasted that they have managed to secure ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE MILLION DOLLARS...how long has this campaign gone on? This further underscores my personal belief that if Benson would only put something to the UAlbany community at large, a plan, a vision, a rendering, a campaign...ANYTHING...maybe people would rise to the occasion especially if it's a sensible plan. But like everything else in his tenure, nothing is communicated, there is no outward vision.
  17. 3 points
    Blame attendance on Healy. He played with RJ Barrett on Monteverde team in FL. He needed to convince him to come play for UA and CB instead of some loser program at Duke and some guy named Coach K whose won a couple of games I believe. All those dunks would pack SEFCU every game I bet. 😁😁😁
  18. 3 points
    Hard to not get excited about rizzuto and his future at UA. Him and Healey on the wings with Clark driving... Woof
  19. 3 points
    Don't believe these are bad loses. They are young and play hard. If there was ever a year to just worry about conference play that is this year.
  20. 3 points
  21. 3 points
    He's gonna STICK it to you, win 2 games in the CAA next year and Benson will be like see...we're well on our way...just need more time.
  22. 3 points
    UNC endowment 1.1 Billion UAlbany endowment 65.3 million
  23. 3 points
    There are two area's that JUMP off the page analytically that if we can clean up, we are going to be much better. - TO's - ranked 308, it is very very hard to win games consistently with the number of turnovers we are making. I understand why they are making them, the game hasn't slowed down for many of these kids. They may be nervous and rushing, pressing etc. This should get better with time. - Finishing inside the arc/2pt fg% - ranked 328th in the country. Right now, they simply can't finish at the rim at all. Not really sure why. Clean those two things up at least to acceptable levels and this Albany team will win a lot of games.
  24. 3 points
    I'm probably going to sound like a broken record this year but I'm going to say it again. These kids need time for the game to slow down a little bit for them. Everything, especially for the big men down low, seems so rushed. It's like they know the game is faster so they are trying to physically play as fast as they can and when you do that you get reckless and lose control. I think we've seen this a lot with the Jucos and freshman in the past. I believe players like Lulka and Lauderdale and even Hank have the skill and talent to be good in this conference, it's just going to take time and more importantly experience. That game went from borderline unwatchable to an exciting finish. Good to see them show some fight and come back. Of course I would've liked a win and I'm not a fan of moral victories but hopefully this will give them some confidence. The talent is there!
  25. 3 points
    Healy and Campbell played 44 minutes. John Iati says “What’s the big deal?”
  26. 3 points
    De Sousa is about as lost as I've ever seen any player lost in this program. Nothing is clicking for him right now. Kept getting balled ripped away from him...limites motor didn't persue hard just let things happen to him. May be a redshirt candidate...
  27. 3 points
    I quoted google because it's a way to get around the 5 article monthly limit firewall. Haha . If you find the article on timesunion and then cut it , then paste it in google, you can read as many articles as u want.
  28. 3 points
    Thoroughly enjoyed watching this win. Team is a lot of fun to watch. Honestly so much better watching this team play compared to last year. Don’t know if it’s because they are young, but you don’t see them complaining on every shot to the refs looking for a foul like a couple of guys we had did.
  29. 3 points
    I walked after Stony Brook scored with 17 seconds... Oh Lord should had stay
  30. 3 points
    Very nice win buy let's give credit when is due. Campbell played extremely well. Played good defense and hit the open shot. He will be given it all year, and as a senior he needs to knock them down. Clark was awesome as well. Good team win. Just keep getting better.
  31. 3 points
  32. 3 points
    Lulka had 11 boards. I'll take that.
  33. 2 points
    I see what you did there there Yank. That's some high level message board posting there. So, you have Great Expectations for this group, then?
  34. 2 points
    Now that we know what the roster looks like thought it was time to start a new thread. Tehoka's return will be interesting. I don't think it will be without some speed bumps, but either way having him back is a major positive on offense that went from one of the best ever to pretty thin in one year. My guess it doesn't change much and that the attack will be Tehoka, Davis, and Jakob, but I think Merrick will have to figure out how does he get the the best 4-5 scorers on the field at one time despite who played where in the fall. I still think Jakob is much more effective up top because he gives us another mid range shooter, and more room to dodge. Mitch was having a very good fall before he got hurt and Cavallo had some nice moments at attack as well. The biggest question to me is quarterbacking the offense. Davis has the shiftiness to do it, but needs to be more decisive with his dodges to get things going. Tehoka is a bull dodger who needs to feel the double better this year and feed off of that, and Jakob is more the pure finisher of the three, but he definitely can get above GLE and hit that low angle lefty shot or toe drag and get in front of the cage. With Tehoka back, McComber and Mitch as well, probably become man up specialists, with McComber playing as one of the 4th attackmen out of the box. The primary shooting and scoring midfielders are Alex Burgmaster and Sean Eccles. This looks like the biggest unknown and question mark. Who else can be a consistent threat from the midfield? There are a number of candidates, but out of Noah Taylor, Jack Burgamster, Peter Schwab, Ashton Bradley, Chris Ryan, and Ron John we have to develop some outside shooting punch, and dodging ability so that defensives just can't sit on our attack. If the fall is any indication Jones and Altamari will split duties at FOGO unless one of them gets a really hot hand. The starting close defense has been locked in for a while with Dhluy, Perla, and Flip. I think we'll see more guys play down low with the shot clock as we press the action. I wasn't blown away with the goalie play in the fall ball games against Hopkins and Army. It seems like Siekierski has won the job, but seems like there should be more of a competition going on.
  35. 2 points
    I no longer shop at Dicks or support the company. My dad knew Dick Stack very well BEFORE he started the company down in Binghamton. They were buddies as young men after WW II. When we were young my brothers and I spent a lot of time with dad in Dick's first permanent store.
  36. 2 points
    Me too. Having nothing to do with the backstory of Peter Hooley: Just the 2-6 start to the year with a team of mostly new players after a tournament appearance, then the team gels and runs to 15-1 in league. A championship game at home against the team that handed UA its only loss (also at home) then being behind the entire game, followed by a slow comeback. A packed arena full with people who thought they lost the game with a corner full of the opposing fans going nuts after a drive to the hoop is too strong and misses, only to have Warney tip the ball out to a 3-point shooter who drains it - for the win - making the crowd go crazy while that opposing corner goes completely silent and doesn't move from shock for at least 10 minutes? Yup, not sure that moment could possibly be topped. If it could, I sure hope I am there.
  37. 2 points
    College lax news: @UAlbanyMLax coach Scott Marr tells @LaxSportsNet @Tehoka1 is in the process of re-enrolling in school and will be with the team in January. Marr says Tehoka was away from the program in the fall for personal reasons. More tonight on #LacrosseNow
  38. 2 points
    If that's a route someone wants to take, folks would be better served doing that for Benson. Isn't his contract coming up?
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    Having 3 coaches in 4 years has really impacted the women's program. Three quality players left, recruits didn't come and talented players graduated. We need to give the new coach 2-3 years to rebuild---especially guards and scorers. Current players are giving great effort but it is going to be far from easy. We will still be there to support them!!
  41. 2 points
    To me, the connection is very personal, that's why I support athletics and the university with donations, I actively participate in the UA community and act as an advisory through a recently launched (as far as I can tell) UCAN program etc. So like you, I invest time to go to games in person, it keeps me connected to the University. Over the years, as I get older, I yell less and watch more in person and just enjoy being part of the community at games. I stopped worrying about attendance some time ago as my enjoyment doesn't increase or diminish by a significant degree with how many other folks chose to invest their time in UA sporting events. It's nice to have a packed house and energy is great but the community is scattered, with many other interests competing for peoples time. I do however want a renovated SEFCU as I think it will increase our talent level through recruiting and may even entice more fans to show up if the venue is more comfortable.
  42. 2 points
    To me I do enjoy the game more live than I do on TV. But that's not the reason why I go. As I get older my excitement for pro sports gets less and less. Why ? Because the players/ organization could not care less about me. Eli Manning appears to be a stand up guy but if u think he sits around the dinner table in his 20 million dollar mansion and thinks about the fans ur crazy. None of them do. I graduated from Albany. Therefore I am a part of the University. I invested in our university. Therefore I can say things like "we played well or we need to get better". One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone is talking about the NY Giants and say "we won today". Really??? Are u on the team ? Do you work for the organization ? Because they won. U did nothing nor do they care about you . Bottom line I give to albany atheltics and go to their games because I can say "We". I am a part of the university.
  43. 2 points
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We've had the schedule for a while now, but some of the game times were TBD so I am guessing it hasn't been released since there are still a few unknowns based upon TV. The Yale game at Casey is going to be worth the cost of season tickets alone. I know they started taking headshots so hopefully the updated roster with freshmen will be up soon. I haven't heard anything about Tehoka one way or another, but with the problems with the NLL, the MLL in chaos I can't imagine that he would not come back, but at this point I don't know if it is a good thing or a bad thing. I have never seen Albany publicize the NLI signings, but the 2019 class has some really good offensive talent. I think the offensive group will be much needed to replenish our offensive firepower.
  44. 2 points
    I liked Lauderdale demanding the ball in the post last night. Good stuff. Having a game the night before hurt us. Not necessarily for fatigue but for preparation against a team like HC that defends so differently. We kind of learned on the fly.
  45. 2 points
    I hope he also serves as coordinator of teaching our bigs how to get angry and kick $#ena. No one did it better and with more focus and a straight face than Stire.
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    In this game DeSousa hasn't looked as good as he has in the others. Reece Brooks, though, has struggled every time he's played.
  48. 2 points
    I know it's only 4 games, but I have watched all four and I would have to say I am disappointed so far in Lulka and DeSousa. From what we heard, I expected more.
  49. 2 points
    Stark is gonna tell generations of Starks about that kick on his last college game...happy for him.
  50. 2 points
    Gonna disagree. Watched the whole game. BY FAR the best game w'eve played all year. You can't gauge football solely on stats. For the record, this is one of the best teams on both sides of the ball in FCS...and we did very well. Also, TOO many dropped passes by our Wideouts today or Undercuffler would have had a HELL of a game. Only one INT was his fault...he got drilled on the first one. Great game, mixed emotions...but if we play like that next season, I'd be happy. Really love what i saw out of Mofor and Undercuffler. The defense has been lights out today (and that TD was a push off...the one that gave SBU the lead). The most interesting thing was watching Gattuso. Honestly, he looked humble in his interactions with team and staff. Maybe it's a fresh start. I'm not buying yet...but I will listen to offers.
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