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  1. How about « Gattuso’s Albany coaching career comes up short? » Now that I can agree with.
    4 points
  2. Not at all. He was just making conversation about a common opponent. After Eli posted, I did find myself thinking about big Siena wins. Then I heard Bob87's voice in my head saying "lowly MAAC" until I stopped thinking about Siena.
    3 points
  3. winning record this year.. .500 overall still got his walking papers. GaLoser working on a decade of losing and that half-wit Benson keeps him around. Poverty athletic department...
    3 points
  4. Yes, I was at that game, too. University Gym is simply awesome whenever it is packed the way it was then. Shortly after that season, the school was prohibited from letting students sit on the stairs. When Albany beat the Bears sometime during those years, the school extended its home game winning streak to 24. Mike Deane, who eventually coached at LCC, was playing for Potsdam during a game at Albany when he picked up a significant foul. He went to the bench and showed some temper by throwing down a towel. The Albany crowd picked up on that move and razzed him unmercifully. Potsdam never recovered and lost the game. Also, during those years (I think it was the 71-72 season) when Albany beat Buff State. That school had won 50 straight SUNYAC conference games, and it was gratifying to see Albany erase that steak in front of another awesome home crowd. Brockport State was another intense rival during that time. I know that these games were only on a Division III level, but in many ways it seems like that time was the Golden Age of men's basketball. Please forgive me some possible errors in this message. I'm pulling them out of my head from about 50 years ago.
    3 points
  5. Florida State has been on a downward trend since 2019 when David Nichols transferred there from Albany. This is what happens to majors when they poach from mid-majors, they are cursed by the basketball Gods. The result is you end up losing to Siena on ESPN. Jay Wright at Villanova recognized this and retired before he had to live through it. Not sure why people are pimping Siena's wins. Clearing the biggest Capital District basketball win is St. Rose over Syracuse.
    2 points
  6. I wish I knew (or remembered) how to save a video clip. My Flohoops feed crapped out (of course) after Beagle's technical. On the replay they said he touched the shooter's back while he "was in a vulnerable position" therefore flagrant 1. Leaving aside that he touched the jersey but I'm not sure it was hard enough to contact the player's back, anyone who called that on a playground would've been laughed off the court and told not to come back.
    2 points
  7. Congrats to the kids that in spite of GaLoser managed to stand out.
    2 points
  8. I fell asleep so this morning was a surprise based on what was heard before the sandman got the upper hand. Nice to get a win, but just to pump the brakes a little bit….. They barely got by a team with a 1-4 record. That “1” was against a team from the NCCAA. That’s not a misspelling. Funny that the first takeaway on the UA story is that they held Presbyterian to 0-11 from three. They shot 4-22 from three against Carolina….the team from the N C C C A. Basically, they suck from three point range. 23-125 for the year. But a win is a win is a win I guess…small steps. But undisciplined fouls and an inability to make foul shots will eat this team alive in the AE. Lots and lots of work left to do.
    2 points
  9. Still giving out scholly's so assuming we're stuck with the round mound of angry sound for another year?
    2 points
  10. Makes our schools decision that more dumbfounding.
    2 points
  11. Tied at 57 and we lose by 15, 74-59? Outscored 17-2 in crunch time? 2 technical fouls? Total collapse by a poorly coached team. Reddish stares down the opposing bench after an early basket? Why? Undisciplined. Technical fouls remind me of Coach Gattuso’s team with their many unnecessary roughness penalties. Again, undisciplined. Also, I like Beagle as much as everyone, he gets to the foul line, but is shooting FT’s like Blake Metcalf, % wise. Will this improve as the season wears on? Hope so.
    2 points
  12. What's uhhh...what's uhh Will Brown doing these days? I actually wonder what Brown could do with a new SEFCU and locker rooms, etc. to recruit...
    2 points
  13. Coach Abe’s Georgia Bulldogs team is on ACCN ESPN right now playing against Georgia Tech. She still has Tahnee Balerio, Isoken Uzamere, and UA alumna Ebony Henry on her coaching staff. Her older daughter Savannah Henderson is a freshman on the team.
    2 points
  14. The Danes arch rivals during my time at UA, 1979-1983. I was at that 71-70 3OT loss, the greatest bball game I have ever seen. 3,500 students in University Gym when it only held 3,000, students sitting on the steps going up the bleachers. Atmosphere was incredible. The boys got them in the SUNYAC Championship but lost in the NCAAs to the Bears. Their two All-Americans were just too good. Probably Doc Sauers best team along with the 1993 team to give him a chance at a title.
    2 points
  15. Well that mess of a season is finally over. And I love the UA website, "Football comes up short". Didn't they use that headline after every single loss? 😕😕
    2 points
  16. The season of Potsdam's first championship Albany played them four times: Lost 71-70 in triple overtime, lost at Potsdam 64-53, won the SUNYAC championship at Potsdam 60-59 in overtime, and lost the second round NCAA at Potsdam 68-63 in overtime. That's how close we were to a championship caliber team ourselves
    2 points
  17. I heard that next year DK and Cr. Benson have opted for simply "MENTAL!".
    2 points
  18. I get what you were saying. That part is good. What's not good is that a head coach 5 games into his tenure might have slapped a kid to get him to play angry. Also, here's my ax to grind: He is a Benson hire. Benson is outmatched and outclassed at his job. He sets the culture of the program and performance is down while scandals and lawsuits are up. He is unfit to be an athletic director...there is more to the job than fundraising. You, however? I like your analysis.
    2 points
  19. Are there any suggestions you could give to the head coach to help the team play with more anger? 😬
    2 points
  20. Florida State may be the worst power conference team this season. I certainly don't feel a need to hype them over Washington
    1 point
  21. Well that is how averages work. They certainly had more than that first game with the berm and away side both full. more than that number for homecoming as well. Definitely less the other games
    1 point
  22. List is poppycock. I live 20 minutes from Merrimack University and they never ever ever ever get close to the 5000 average they talk about. Maybe 1800. They actually said they had 15,000 fans one game, a few seasons back. Fire code for the whole place is less than 4000. North Andover would never allow it and it was determined that they combined the attendance at the hockey game, the football game, a soccer, match, and those who paid for tickets for events on campus for homecpmijg. The campus is slightly larger than Saint Rose. so many of these teams are reporting absolute nonsense. This year I think our school actually reported pretty close to reality.
    1 point
  23. FAU team members can go holiday shopping after the game without palms. It will be a cultural experience for them.
    1 point
  24. Too bad this game is this year. Would be way better to have it at a brand new SEFCU. Would get a big crowd and be a great way to highlight the new digs.
    1 point
  25. They are letting this loser recruit so another season with 2 or 3 wins at best is inbound....Lord have mercy on this poor program. Amen!
    1 point
  26. I'm told it's important to know how to coach if you are a coach. Can anyone confirm this to be true?
    1 point
  27. That’s a win everyone needed…players, coaches, and fans.
    1 point
  28. 1-6 from FT Killings needs to make these guys shoot 200 a day.
    1 point
  29. Sorry, y'all could sugar coat this $iena all you want. We don't have MORE good basketball players than BAD basketball players. We DO have more athletes than non-athletes. We don't have in-game adjustments. We can't break down a defense. We don't rebound well. We have been pretty good about TOs. We are down a really, really good player but not enough of a player to singlehandily cover these warts even if he played. We have lost to VERY bad basketball teams, including St. Joes (they are bottom barrel A-10 this year). We are getting beat by a better "TEAM". Not by better athletes. If we didn't have Gerald Drumgoole and Beagle we'd be in deep doo-doo. The season is early, hope we can grow...but it needs to be significant growth. And to that point, Little is having his best "game" of the season. Doing all the things that could make him an All-Conference guy if he got it together.
    1 point
  30. I knew little about Presbyterian College. A little digging says that they have just under 1200 undergrads and 1/3 of the students are members of the athletic teams at the D1 level….and it looks like they support 19 sports including women’s wrestling. That level of participation is astonishing to me. It’s been around since 1880.
    1 point
  31. I know it is the way the current game of basketball is played, but the old adage still holds water... Within 0-5 feet of the hoop you should make 70%+ Within 5-15 feet of the hoop you should make 50%+ Within 15-20 feet of the hoop you should make 40%+ Within 21 feet of the hoop (3pt) you should make 35%+ Team should shoot 75-80% from the free throw line overall (realizing some bigs will be in the 60% range, while some guards will be in the 90% range) If the team can shoot 50% overall for 2 - that's 10 points on 10 shots, while 35% from 3 would be about 10 points on 10 shots (between 9-12). Actually the 2 pointers in this example should be 10-12 because of potential "and one's" on made shots or 2 shot fouls on the misses. It doesn't feel like we are making anywhere close to 35% from three, even though that's what the stats say. Probably still skewed by the d3 games as it's only 5 games so far. I am just rambling, but the thing I was trying to get to is that it feels like we are taking about twice as many three point attempts as we should be. Passing up good close shots and layups to pass for an open three pointer. Our opponents are currently shooting over 40% for three, so maybe our three point defense just sucks so badly that our guys are making a lot more in practice against their own defense than against opponents. This is giving them too much confidence against teams that defend outside better. The biggest problem, IMHO, is the inability to stop an opponents run and just get a basket to end a scoreless streak. This is where passing up an easier shot for a three is killing the team. Sure a three might pump up the team get them going, but if we are in a cold shooting moment and missing, pound it inside. Drive to the hoop. Get an easy one. Missing a three leading to the other team scoring is a pretty big swing from a made layup.
    1 point
  32. 1 point
  33. Unless the lawsuit brings out more proof of wrongdoing, I'm not calling for a new coach yet. It takes time for a new coach to figure stuff out. It took brown 5 years before he won. Obviously DK is in a different spot than Brown was, but I have some patience with his growth as a coach. I'd just like to see some more in game adjustments made. Injuries have handcuffed the talent both seasons so far. A good coach will fight through those, identify the strength and weaknesses the team has, and make the adjustments needed to maximize the results. It takes time for a head coach to understand how to do that early in their career. In my mind, this team needs to spend more time attacking the rim to open up the outside. Getting to the line more often. Remember the days when the goal was to make more foul shots than the other team attempts? Do that and the threes are easier to make. Killings biggest weakness right now is the ability to calm the team down and get them to fight through another teams run and counter punch. Continue to play their game without panicking and moving to hero isolation ball. It's been on display in the last 10 minutes if the Siena game, the first 10 minutes of the St. Joe's game, and the last 10 minutes of this game. We've had no answer to stop the bleeding. If you have the talent, and I believe this team does, then this is 100% on the coach.
    1 point
  34. Can’t tell too much from live stats but it was neck and neck until Marcus Jackson got a FT and teed up on the same play. Four made free throws a missed UA trey and a made trey by AP turned it around. And the Danes collapsed.
    1 point
  35. I know, my post was a bit sarcastic
    1 point
  36. I was there 70-74. Packed gym most of the time. Hartwick was always tough too and Oneonta seemed a real rivalry. The biggest difference is that dorm rooms and homes were not full of cable tv and internet with boundless entertainment choices. Patron’s pockets didn’t have cell phones and social media to interfere with the game. Fans interacted with each other and concentrated on the game and cheering for the team. Feeling nostalgic this morning.
    1 point
  37. Coach & GM of Albany Patrons of the US Basketball League
    1 point
  38. And with football's loss yesterday, the fall season of sports is officially over. Field hockey was very good, but a lot of the other activity was disappointing.
    1 point
  39. As far as Rodriguez, it could be worse lol. Remember the last guy? He gave some folks a pedestal when they didn't deserve it and actually turned out to be the instigators in a crime...jumped to conclusions like the immature students attending his university instead of being the grown up in the room (CDTA bus incident for those not familiar). At least Rodriguez hasn't gone that insane as an administrator.
    1 point
  40. And if Rodriguez has been signing off on any of this nonsense, why stop there…..
    1 point
  41. So the Genius has saddled us with the GaLoser…..Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night to football for awhile….a couple years it seems.
    1 point
  42. I still have a tee shirt that was handed out from the eighties .... every once in a great while I take the tee shirt out and think about a by gone era and put the tee shirt back for another time.... LOL
    1 point
  43. Final tidbits...how is this clown still employed? Conference record of 33% is absolutely abysmal. He's paid to win the CAA, not the OOC schedule or honestly the playoffs (be real, who's beating the JMU's, NDSU's, etc. at our particular level of football - no one). As the kids say...he f'ed around, hope he's about to find out.
    1 point
  44. I knew UA had some great teams under Doc Sauers (who had a brief appearance in the documentary) but Potsdam was a different level back then. From 1979 to 1987 the appeared in the National title game 5 times, winning 2, and they got upset in the "elite 8", ending their 60 game win streak after being screwed and having to play on the lower ranked teams home floor - while they were ranked #1 in the country. Think they made the Final 4 for D3 9 times in that era. Was a cool spot/time for me to grow up as a basketball fan. Throwing toilet paper rolls onto the floor after the first Potsdam basket. Having a packed house with 3-4k fans at every game in a tiny town. I went to UA in the mid 90s, and reconnected with the School when the 06 team put a scare into UConn. Had my first season tickets the Hooley shot year, and became a hopelessly addicted fan when SEFCU Arena was rocking every game. That was what I was used to as kid growing up and attending games. That excitement and electric atmosphere at every tip. Standing room only at every Clarkson Hockey game at Cheel arena, even the worst games of the year were packed. UA brought me back to those days while we were averaging over 4k fans for the good games and close to 4k a game for the whole season just a few short years ago. I loved giving my kids that same experience. These last few years have been getting sadder and sadder attendance and record wise. I can only hope that the school can turn around and bring us back to the exciting packed house days soon, especially with the SEFCU renovation.
    1 point
  45. LOL....surprise surprise, Gattuso goes down again....let's do it again next year!
    1 point
  46. Could be worse. Could be Buffalo. lol. Yikes. 77" at Orchard Park. That's insane.
    1 point
  47. Lol. I’ve posted plenty of stupid things, but this one is right up there. Comparing this team to a bunch of convicted felons. Continue grinding that axe.
    1 point
  48. Had a nice chat with Jamar at the football game. He's heading back to Finland in a couple days.
    1 point
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