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19-20 MBB Pre-Season articles and Expectations


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I'm high. I'll admit it. I'm proud of it.

We have a team returning most of its pieces with new players that look nice.  There is a lot of talent. They may or may not put it together this year, but I'm glad we have optimism. It's nice being in this group with people with high expectations, vs the football forum where everyone attacks each other and 9 out of 10 posts are negative. 

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Seems a tad low considering some national publications have us a solid second behind UVM.  Guess that's why they play the games. Let's prove the coaches wrong and go 16-0 lol.😜

Tomorrow camp opens for the MBB team. First official practice of the season is 10/4.   Let's go!

In addition to strength, if his outside shooting were more consistent, he'll be really tough to deal with. He scratched the surface of what he can do in the final part of conference play. I think

1 hour ago, godanesgo99 said:

I'm high. I'll admit it. I'm proud of it.

We have a team returning most of its pieces with new players that look nice.  There us a lot of talent. They may or may not put it together this year, but I'm glad we have optimism. It's nice being in this group with people with high expectations, vs the football forum where everyone attacks each other and 9 out of 10 posts are negative. 

Hey, don't let me pee in your cheerios...pass it...

 

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Look at the OOC schedule. We are favored in most of them, and the ones we aren't, it is relatively close and we aren't favored because we are on the road. We are only significant dogs in 3 games (BC, St John's, and Columbia, and I'm not sold on Columbia being as good as projected)

I don't think it's unreasonable to think the team could get 11 or 12 wins in the OOC including Madstop. If we project as 12-4 in league, then add wins in the first two rounds of the AE tourney you could have a 25 win team that doesn't make the dance.

Doesn't take drugs to be excited for the season. They just make waiting for it to start more fun.

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I'm leaning closer to Click's 18 wins than 25. The Hooley,, Rowley, Singletary teams won 24 games.

All the spotlights will be on Vermont this year and I'm fine with it. They have 7 of their top 8 scorers back off a 27 win team. That's pretty rare air to be in.

I'm excited to watch our young, hungry group come together and scrap. I'll be happy to be wrong if GDG99's win total is correct.

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For the record, I'm not predicting 25 wins. I'm just looking at the projections on the site. If you look at the games the team is projected to lose you will see most are very small margins. Steal a few of those and 25 can be done.

A young team can lose games they should win, projections could be wildly off for the individual games, players can be overrated in the projections, or any number of things can happen and the team could end with 15. I would think 18 or 19 is the bar between successful year and a bad year.

Anything worse than that and this board won't be pretty. Of the 21 games they are favored in: 17 are by more than 5. 12 are by more than 10. 

I like the schedule for building confidence, but UVM is the only top 100 team on the schedule. SOS is very weak.

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5 hours ago, S-money said:

I’m predicting that the predictors whose day job it is to predict will predict that we finish 4th in the AE. Who’s with me?

My predication: 2nd or 3rd place with 22 wins overall and 13 - 3 in conference record.

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49 minutes ago, cwdickens said:

My predication: 2nd or 3rd place with 22 wins overall and 13 - 3 in conference record.

No, cw. It has to be 4th. Every year, the predictors predict 4th. Now get with the program. 

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Lol it is true that we get listed as #4 almost every year in almost every publication. I think I saw the the blue ribbon book actually predicted third. 

This is what gets me the most:

https://twitter.com/AD_University/status/1178430570898042880?s=20

Ranking SBU and UMBC ahead of UA in MBB success? How many times have each of them made the tournament in the last 15 years? 

Notice we are picked #4 in this as well LOL

 

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1 hour ago, dslyank said:

Curious that brook rated higher than UA on "Non-Revenue Sports" ; since UA wins the Commissioners Cup nearly every year? Certainly have won it more than brook.  Or is the above chart reflective on 2019-2020  only??

I have no clue. Whomever wrote it was probably paid by SBU. Doesn't seem to make sense. I only posted it because it was out there and kind of made me laugh. 

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25 minutes ago, alum73 said:

I'm suspect when Vermont's current facilities are rated above ares.

Perhaps taking into account the stuff they are building or getting funding for?

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