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  1. uofalbany you have the answer fire CB, in the past dismal 3 years his team is something like 67-33.

    AS for being stuck in the AE forever that is not CBs doing.

    Our budget can hardly afford the AE - if we go to a higher profile league the operational costs will probably more than double.

    Our facilities or lack of a true facilites have fallen behind most of the AE now.

    If CB is the problem by all means fire him!

  2. Years ago we wished for 3 things win 20, beat Siena and get to the NCAAs. This season we achieved 2 and were disappointed, this is good, our main goal should be to make the NCAAs.

    Over the past six years four different teams have made it to the Big Dance - SBU, UVM, UUMBC and UA. Keep in mind that of those four teams UA has been there 3 time and had a disappointing loss in the finals last season, not really a bad run.

    Getting to the NCAAs isn't as easy as fans think. Just ask Warney or TBH, ask Piekell or Becker.

    Fact - since UA's first .500+ season (13 years) 6 different teams have made the NCAAs UVM 3, UMBC 2, SB 1, BING 1, BOSTON U 1 and lowly UA 5

    It's time for us to get back to the NCAAs!!

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  3. .....

    The “if you don’t care I don’t care” plays right into the point I was trying to make. With Brown’s no incentive laden contract, whether his team makes it to the tourney, loses 20 or wins 20 games he’s going to get paid the same. He seems to be at his best when he’s got something to prove. Or if the seats hot like in 2013. Point again is that he’s comfy, he’s earned it and I can’t fault him. -UA08


    Spoken like someone that doesn't understand CB and what drives him. I don't think incentives (money) drives him at all or he would have left. He continues to win games, qualify for post season play and make sure that he helps produce Student/athletes that represent UA well.

    I don't think he has ever had an "if you don't care I don't care attitude".

    This year he played WVU in an exhibition, scrimmaged Buffalo so he seeks competition and that's seemingly what drives him. When he got the job he made a commitment to consistently keep UA near the top of the AE,

    I think he thought he had depth and redshirted the 3 Aussies (1 medical) and I think they might have helped but he tried to do what was best for them and the program. 

    He's 67-33 over the last 3 (non NCAA) seasons and some fans think he's complacent that's a compliment to the program he took over where they were 19-57 in CB's first 2 1/2 seasons ( 1st year 7-13 taking over for Beeten).

    Hey, disappointing season at 22-10 is a good sign!

    Let's see if CB can get some bigs to add to with what we have. It seems like a lot of depth on the perimeter.

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  4. Phoenix, on 10 Mar 2018 - 4:57 PM, said:


    If Odom has any interest in moving up..now would be the time. Completely turned the team around in basically just one year..NCAA bid..and graduating Lyles, Maura and Grant. Return some decent pieces..but he's loses a lot of firepower this year. If he wants to stick around..I'm sure he'll be getting a nice extension and raise.



    I don't believe he's done enough yet to get looks. And they lose a lot of talent. - clickclack




    He has the bloodlines which will speed up the process!!!! Doesn't need a "Godfather" to get him a job he has a true father to help him out!!!! He's done a great job at UMBC even though it has been a short time!!

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  5. I know he will be a freshman, but it looks like we have the answer at the 3 with deSousa. It's not D1 competition, but he looks like he can step in and start next year. Right now we have at least 4 guys who could be ROY next year, ...- godanesgo99


    Lets not start hyping the entire class of new players, lets see what they bring to the table. Every recruit at every school has good qualities or they probably wouldn't be recruited.


    We need some bigs that can play right away.


    There's definitely a lot to be excited about but I think we have to temper or Vermont like enthusiasm.

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  6. It amazes me everyone knows that David is the guy who when he plays well we play well but when it comes to All AE he gets screwed!!!!!! No one should have to plead Davids case his numbers speak for themself. He deserve to be on one of the three teams. I think it's other coaches holding back trying to protect their own players.

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  7. When a reporter sees Nicholls and Charles having a discussion in the hall while the team is practicing questions are asked.


    CB didn't make a big deal about it, he said Nicholls had been kicked out of practice and that he had done it to Jamar Wilson numerous times so it not a big deal.


    We on the board started speculating and making non evidential judgements.


    It shouldn't be a big deal unless Nichols got suspended from the team which I don't think happened.

  8. Cremo and Nichols have had control of their own destiny as far as UA making the NCAAs. It's usually up to your stars to deliver the team to the promise land and they just haven't got it done "YET". In games we've needed them - they haven't been there consistently in the last 5 minutes of big games.


    Hopefully they can change that this year or next year (hopefully both). We went to the NCAAs three consecutive years before they arrived.



    We've had no one show any sort of leadership out there this year when needed. Why should fans think otherwise come next season? UA'08
    Interesting point UA'08 - should be interesting how that plays out.


    I try (and it's really tough at times) to see the cup as half full.


    We will have talent and I hope some how mental toughness can be achieved!!! (Don't ask me how)


    I still like our chances now but if I was a betting man I wouldn't wager (LMAO)!!!!

  10. Whatever CB does I hope he brings in two quality BIGS - probably 1 JC ( hopefully 3 years eligibility) and 1 5th year .


    With Healy, Rizzuto and de Sousa we should have depth on the perimeter with Healy and Rizzuto being excellent shooters and de Sousa giving us solid athleticism and scoring from the SF. Hopefully they can learn to defend.


    CB has compared Lulka to Brent Wilson (I'll take that) and supposedly Hanks is learning/improving this season.


    All 5 of them will have 4 years.

  11. M. de Sousa looks like the real deal currently ranked 17th in the 2018 New England rankings all those ranked above him I believe are going higher most to Big 5 Conferences.


    New England Class of 2018 Updated: February 17, 2018
    Ranking Recruit Class Height High School Committed School 1 Simisola $ienatu 2018 6'9" Vermont Academy Vanderbilt 2 Cole Swider 2018 6'8" St. Andrew’s School Villanova 3 David Duke 2018 6'4" Cushing Academy Providence 4 A.J. Reeves 2018 6'5" Brimmer and May Providence 5 Nate Laszewski 2018 6'9" Northfield Mount Hermon Notre Dame 6 Cormac Ryan 2018 6'5" Milton Academy Stanford 7 Isaiah Mucius 2018 6'7" Brewster Academy Wake Forest 8 Miles Norris 2018 6'9" Brewster Academy Oregon 9 Marcus Zegarowski 2018 6'1" Tilton School Creighton 10 Derek Culver 2018 6'10" Brewster Academy West Virginia 11 Noah Kirkwood 2018 6'7" Northfield Mount Hermon Harvard 12 Chris Doherty 2018 6'7" Marlborough HS Notre Dame 13 Buddy Boeheim 2018 6'5" Brewster Academy Syracuse 14 Dana Tate 2018 6'6" MacDuffie School Rhode Island 15 Dalano Banton 2018 6'6" Redemption Christian Western Kentucky 16 Anthony Nelson 2018 6'4" South Kent School Seton Hall 17 Malachi de Sousa 2018 6'6" South Kent School Albany 18 Ethan Wright 2018 6'2" Newton North HS Princeton 19 D.J. Mitchell 2018 6'4" Notre Dame Prep 20 Kyle Lofton 2018 6'4" Putnam Science Acad.
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