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godanesgo99

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  1. That's because they don't use any thought process and just take the highest RPI. Ignores that Albany has a higher Power Ranking than SB on reatltimeRPI. The funny thing is that the game that Stony Brook won in Albany now has a ? mark next to it on realtime rpi - meaning that it was a "bad loss."
  2. Up to #17... (225 points) Convincing wins in the AE tournament and we might be able to pull off a #14 seed and have a half way decent shot at making some noise in the tournament. Other teams of UA interest: Yale is #12 with 434 points (probably UAs biggest win of the season) Iona is #16 (top in the MAAC) with 283 points Buffalo entered the poll at #21 with 122 points (some poster on the TU blog is always rambling on how Buffalo is the class of upstate NY this year with the highest RPI) Stony Brook got 14 points Bucknell got 5 points (and beat UA early season) NJIT got 1 point Vermont got 0 points (I think they were tougher than NJIT) Siena got 0 points (which is too many)
  3. From what I understand the neutral site will cost the conference too much money. In the old format the host schools paid for the right to host the tourney and that is how the conference made money. In a neutral site format the conference would have to pay the site to host the tourney there and it would cost too much. I don't know if this is truly the case but what I have heard. Actually what really needs to happen is the conference needs its "One Bid Wonder" to make it to the Sweet 16 two or three years in a row (starting with UA this year) and then the money thing becomes a non-issue. Add a couple million a year to the conference from the NCAA and a lot of these problems go away.
  4. Umm, I have been to a bunch of games this season and a bunch last year and before a few weeks ago, I didn't know it was there... and several employees at SEFCU apparently did not know either. I do not remember seeing it there as recently as the Stony Brook Game. You sure it's been there all season? I must be blind.
  5. BTW - Apparently someone is reading this board in UA Administration ... suggestions from this thread taken... and...
  6. Honestly, I am really impressed with the attendance outside of students during the last few home games. Today would have been much closer to sell out if the students cared. Looked like you could have fit another 100-150 in the 2 baseline sections. Add to that the fact that I doubt that the pep band counts in attendance numbers, there goes another 50-60 seats. The only other empty seats were behind the Vermont bench, so I assume those were allocated to Vermont. I did see a few students in the normal paid sections though. I have been to 4 home games this year + the Siena game. I can never make Wednesday night games or I would have been to more. That said, I direct you to the asses in the seats thread. The walk from Dutch quad sucks at night and when it is cold, and the entrance near the stadium doesn't have enough parking nor is it an inviting entrance on that side. If the SEFCU was easier to park at and more inviting from the outside we could easily beat the Aints in attendance - at SEFCU (with enough seating as well). It is really time for better facilities or a move downtown. I bet student attendance would remain unchanged or improve.
  7. Don't know how much they cost, but they are great. They fill in that empty space in the corners and make the place feel even more full than it was. Need 2 more and have 1 in each corner. How greedy am I? LOL
  8. Don't know if I have ever seen a worse reffed game. I know it is SOP for refs to run off the court, but I think they had extra motivation today. They probably would have been attacked if they were anywhere near the floor for 30 seconds longer. Great win. I haven't looked at the stats since leaving SEFCU, but it felt like UVM shot like 20% from the line. That was the difference IMO.
  9. Just follow realtimeRPI's bracket and sportsranking.coms brackets. Both of them pick us to lose in the conference tournament. To them we are underdogs!
  10. Don't want to Jinx it - I mean the underdog team did win the last few years in a row! That said, if for some reason UA does get upset in the tournament, we will have missed out on all of the speculation fun that we get to have now!
  11. Not a consideration, this isn't a popularity contest... That Niagara loss is killing us.. If we run through the AE tourney, we'll have an RPI somewhere in the 110 range. That coupled with the fact that we would be in it for the third time in a row which always gets some love from the panel means probably a 15 seed. I don't see a way to get 14 unless there are some massive upsets in other conference tourneys that they can then take those teams and slot under us. The blowout loss to Holy Cross hurts almost as much. They were so good against us, but fell apart as a team. The loss at St. Francis (PA) was pretty bad too - but you are right - Niagara kills us. From ESPN Ratings - our worst games: Worst Games for BPI Tue, Dec 30 Niagara L 65-47 9.3 -------------1.7 Wed, Dec 3 Holy Cross L 74-57 7.9 ----------3.2 Sat, Dec 6 St Francis (PA) L 69-59 24.6 ---12.5 Sat, Nov 29 UNLV L 75-59 17.1 ---------------23 Mon, Dec 8 Bucknell L 61-58 43.2----------- 36.5 On the flip side - Best Games: Best Games for BPI Mon, Jan 19 Stony Brook W 64-47 93------- 95.6 Sat, Dec 20 Yale W 64-60 66.6 ---------------87.3 Wed, Nov 19 N.J.I.T. W 65-48 83.9----------- 85.8 Wed, Jan 28 Vermont W 47-44 62.8--------- 75.5 Fri, Feb 13 N.J.I.T. W 65-59 72.8------------- 75.4 Also of note: The close loss at Providence had a score of 71.2 The Feb 4th Win at home vs. New Hampshire only got 48.9 Very interesting rating structure they use...
  12. Well - I do love this time of year. We don't know if UA will be in the tournament yet - but every website and it's brother has a prediction thread of how the seeds will shake out. I pulled up a few of the sites that many people reference, trust, or happened to be at the top of a google search ESPN: http://espn.go.com/ncb/bracketology 2/27 update: 15 Seed Vs Wisconsin in Omaha Teamrankings: http://www.teamrankings.com/ncaa-tournament/bracketology/detail/ 2/27 Update: Albany as a 14 seed. No location or opponent, but based on order of seeds (last #14 would play first #3 - Iowa State) Yahoo/Brad Evans: http://sports.yahoo.com/featured/ncaab/bigboard/ 2/27 Update: Albany as a #16 seed playing in the play-in game as overall #65 against Bucknell. Since we already played Bucknell and they keep rematches out of the first 3 rounds if possible - we would play St Francis (NY) or Georgia Southern USA Today: http://q.usatoday.com/2015/02/27/ncaa-tournament-bracketology-projecting-the-field-of-68-2/ 2/27 Update: #15 Seed playing #2 seed Kansas SBNation: http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2015/2/24/8095289/bracketology-2015-college-basketball-kentucky-virginia-oregon 2/24 Update: #16 Seed playing against Duke in LA RealTime RPI: http://realtimerpi.com/bracketology/bracketology_Men.html 2/26 Update: Not making the Tournament with Stony Brook winning the tournament and getting a #16 seed against Duke in Milwaukee FoxSports: http://www.foxsports.com/college-basketball/story/ncaa-tournament-march-madness-bracket-ohio-state-buckeyes-texas-longhorns-022415 2/24 Update: #15 Seed against Kansas in Omaha BracketWatch: http://ncaabasketballbracketwatch.blogspot.com/ 2/24 Update: Albany playing in the play-in game against St. Francis (NY) in Charlotte and having to play Virgina HoopsDaily: http://www.collegehoopsdaily.com/ 2/24 Update: Albany as a #16, playing in the play in game. No predicted location or opponent SportsRatings.com: http://www.sports-ratings.com/basketball/dance-chance-ncaa-tracker.html 2/26 Update: Picks Vermont to with the AE Tournament. Ranks Albany higher, but gives Vermont a #16 seed and a play-in game SeedMadness: http://www.seed-madness.com/ 2/27 Update - #16 Seed playing the play in game against South Dakota State (In the Syracuse Bracket, against Duke in Rd 2) 131 Sports: http://131sports.com/ 2/25 Update: Albany as a #16 seed, No mention if it is outright or a play in game, but as the second team listed, it should make it outright with no play in.
  13. Even though losing Sam will put a large hole on the floor ... I really do think that this team will be better next year. Another year of time in the gym for Peters could make him a force in the league if he can get his legs in shape. He is getting stronger all the time, but with injuries like he had and other issues take time to build. Sam Rowley says that Mike will be better than he was. He is taller, and the potential to be stronger - he just doesn't yet have the touch that Sam has on the glass. If that comes, watch out. Greg Stire can be a beast with work. I can see it in the way he plays. From what I have read and seen - Kyle McKinley could be a big addition. I know WB doesn't typically get a lot of Freshman into the rotation, but this might be an exception. I am actually more worried about the guards: We know what we will get with Hooley (as long as he comes back after graduation), Singletary, and Sanders. Dallas should continue to improve. The thing I fear is losing Wheeler Baker because of his limited PT this year. He could probably be the best player we have next year, but is he happy with his limited role so far? How much more time is he going to get next year? Tre Green has shown flashes of talent, but I have to think he sees the writing on the wall of no PT next year. Where does Cremo fit in? Maybe he Redshirts? I don't know much about Wells and Twyman - but do they see any shot at seeing the floor? It is a good problem to have (too much talent) but as I said at the beginning of this year - keeping the talent happy with PT is going to be WB's hardest job this year. Next Year, all the strong teams will be better as well - so it should be exciting. VT and Stony Brook aren't losing much either. Hartford will rebuild again, but watch out for Bing next season. The AE should be on the rise...
  14. Stupid AE2GO app doesn't have the game working....
  15. Just noticed that the #72 highest scoring D1 team in the country is the Houston Baptist Huskies Leading that time in scoring (12.5ppg) and assists (2.8) is none other than Anthony Odunsi who played all of 5 minutes last year for the Danes. I watched him play a little, and thought he would be huge for us. If he stayed, I am not sure where he would have played though, so I wish him the best.
  16. wonder why it will hold 1k less. Probably because they are doing it right. Lots of locker room space to hold conference tournaments. Lots of concessions and other space. Probably weight rooms etc that UA has in the old gym. Stuff like that. Good for them. Building a high end, nice space, that has enough seats for an electric atmosphere without being so big that it feels like Siena at the TUC.
  17. I know the play you are talking about. It was Sanders but the replay showed he passed the ball prior to his foot dropping on the 3rd step. There should've been a blocking foul call on SBU on that play for blocking Sanders but I'm glad they didn't call it since we hit the three from the corner. Thank you for that. That's the downside of sitting courtside. When the play is on the other end, it's hard to see stuff like that. The other plays I mention were right in front of me.
  18. Anyone know when the replay will be available? I'd love to hear what the commentators said on some of these calls
  19. With as physical as SB played, I still don't know how they only had 3 team fouls at the end of the second half while they were in the bonus. I know we have had some foul shooting issues lately but part of the strategy always seemed to be to make more free throws than the other team takes. It didn't happenlast night. I forgot another one where the ball went out of bounds neamid court across from the scorers table (near where I was sitting) and they gave the ball to SB. It was clearly last touch by SB from my angle. The refs talked about it after and I believe I heard them admit to each other that they blew the call, but they did nothing. I mentioned a blown travel call that should have gone against UA that led to a Dallas 3 pointer early in the game. Maybe the rest was payback because the blew that one.
  20. How much do scoreboards cost? Can SEFCU even fit a new video scoreboard? The ceilings are kind of low. I know Stony Brook's new place does not have anything hang from the ceiling. They're video/scoreboards are all at the corners of the arena. I was thinking about this last night myself. A video scoreboard would have to extend horizontally instead of vertically. Scores and numbers on the right and left of the video screen instead of below. That's why I always say...just win and people will come. Forget arena, advertisement etc. NOTHING has as big an impact as winning, the uptick may be gradual but it will be there. I blame my 8 year old son for last nights loss. Every game he has watched on TV, in person, or listened to on the radio has been a UA win. Unfortunately the family left me in the cold while they went to Florida (i don't have enough time off with a fairly new job) and he didn't get to watch or listen. That said, even at 8 years old he had his mom continually texting me for updates and I had the final 15 seconds with my phone on speaker phone so he could hear the ending. He wanted to know what was happening (and his mom couldn't figure out ESPN 3 and I didn't think to have her install IHeartRadio to listen. This is how you get asses in the seats. Get the kids to experience the winning. They will grow up to be lifelong fans. It will take a few years, but if he is this into it in 3rd grade, wait until he is older.
  21. No mention of the suspected second goaltending late in the second half? From my angle that ball certainly appeared to be on the downward trajectory. apparently looking at replay (according to UA fans) it was not a goaltend. You and I sat near each other up top so our viewing angle may have contributed to what looked like a goaltend. Haggyland, my original post mentioned the so called goal tending. From where I sat, it seemed pretty clear. It looked to me like it was swatted off the backboard before it had a chance. Click, you may have been speaking Haggyland and not me, but I had about as good a look at it as a fan possibly could. This isn't that particular play as I put my phone away and stopped taking pics and videos but here is the view from where I sat... https://www.dropbox.com/sc/cuvt0g215pqcngw/AACqgKQgchdVbdHzHbYro7z_a
  22. 3883 seems low to me. I have been at games that 3,000 was the official number and the place felt empty compared to that. A few comments: Reffing seemed bad where I was. They missed a travel call on UA early that led to an Ennema 3 There was a foul on SB near the end that also had a goaltending that wasn't called. Should have been 2 points plus one instead of 2 shots. 1 point at the end in a game like that could have made a huge difference. If Albany gets that call it's a completely different game . Not sure what it looked like on TV, but from where I sat it appeared there was a shooting foul 'albeit a half court shot' that the refs didn't say he was shooting. Speaking of that not even getting a 1 and 1, I am not sure how Stony Brook managed to only have 3 fouls in the half with a couple minutes to go.
  23. We ran into Puriefoy in the midst of a major slump. He has gotten much better since then. Being the pessimist I am, and considering the conference winning streak that I doubt can last for the season, I fear that tonight will not be pretty. That said, this will be a great game for my first time ever sitting in a courtside seat! Prediction: Stony Brook 78, Albany 71 What I want to happen: Albany 81, Stony Brook 40 - would be nice to more than double their score...
  24. I'll go back to what I said much earlier. The biggest things to get me, and more people like me (30-50 year old local, familiy, dual income, kids), to additional games is not ticket prices, is not more winning, it's all about the arena. Although a bigger overhaul would be better, the actual things that would improve it for me are fairly minor... 1. Chair backs throughout the sideline seats. It might remove a little capacity, but that would be fine if all the seats were full 2. Video scoreboard 3. Renovation to the Western Ave side entrance to the facility. Make an actual entrance there, with some big logos, a ticket office, and a welcoming entrance. Additional concessions in the new 'Atrium' would be nice as well. I think building an addition on to that side of the building taking up some of the grass and sidewalk there wouldn't have to be huge to accomplish the above goals, could probably be done for around a million bucks if not less, and would make it more appealing - especially being next to the football stadium. Every time I bring the wife and kids to a game they complain that they would rather see Siena play. Not because they are Siena fans, but because the arena is more inviting and more pleasant, and the TUC sucks so that is actually saying a lot.
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