the dude
 1/29/2018 12:50:42 PM      Replies: 106

the dude1/11/2018 8:59:25 PM

Bumped again. Sometimes nice to have a diversion from them, well diversion.  

Ohio St is shredding MD, wow.  Butler has lost 3 in a row. They did beat Nova, but I still think this team is looking at a big step backwards. 



luvdagame1/11/2018 9:03:26 PM

@TheDude I was watching the Maryland game and had to turn it was so pathetic. I then turned to the Cleveland and Toronto game and it wasn’t much better. Last I saw Cleveland was down by 20. Only good thing about that game is they are in the 2nd quarter so a lot can still change.


the dude1/11/2018 9:23:43 PM

Luv, blowouts abound!

MD is a good team too, KenPom 33.  I must say, I always enjoy a LBJ team being blown out in the NBA action.


bm1/11/2018 9:32:03 PM

Luka Garza is an awesome basketball player. 


luvdagame1/11/2018 10:06:44 PM

Iowa still up on Illinois too. 


the dude1/11/2018 10:36:12 PM

 Garza is good yea. GW target.  At some point we need to start keeping some of this talent in DC, home in DC.

the other mg1/12/2018 12:06:44 AM

I don't know about you guys, but my appetite for consuming college basketball as a whole diminishes when GW is not doing well.  Maybe I'm just punishing myself for our team's poor performance, but I am not able to "compartmentalize" as well as most of you guys, and enjoy the play of other teams.  Sick, I know.


the dude1/12/2018 1:21:35 AM

MG, interesting. I'd think some would be more eager to see other games. Well, your dedication to GW is admirable, that's for sure.


thomas1/12/2018 7:59:32 AM

Luka Garza has had an outstanding freshman year for Iowa, he's been named Big 10 Freshman of the Week 2 or 3 times already. I didn't think he'd play much as a freshman. He played very well in Iowa's comeback win at Illinois last night. Maryland was blown out for a 2nd straight road game, they lost by about 30 at Michigan State last week.

The Dude,  I'm surprised that Maryland has such a high KenPom ranking because it seems as if they've only beaten average teams up to this point and lost to all the real good teams they've played. I'm not sure whether Maryland is an average/below average team or if they are a real good team that has been ruined by injuries. It's interesting how Melo Trimble leaves and they go back to being a bubble/NIT team with a lot of injuries!! It's looking like Melo Trimble really did Save Their Program!!


thomas1/12/2018 8:09:54 AM

Marquette at Butler  6:30 on Fox Sports 1 - The Dude mentioned how Butler has lost 3 straight after they knocked off #1 Villanova, it just shows how tough the Big East is. I guess that's why Patrick Ewing scheduled the way he did. HA! 

VCU at Dayton  7 on ESPN2  - For the last several years, this would be the A-10's marquee matchup because they were the best 2 teams in the conference, but not this year

Nebraska at Penn State  7 on Big 10 Network



fan1/12/2018 8:20:44 AM

It's fine to get reports on a timely basis as to what's going on around us. Frankly, most anything is better than the shitstorm on this board. I enjoy GW and college basketball, and a handful of smart posters.

Not real big on the talk about pushing the young coach out the door before he can bring in a couple recruiting classes, and hopefully, an assistant who can give him some sage advice. 



waterboy1/12/2018 1:19:42 PM

Fan, the BS about Mojo yeah. Clown car stuff. 


the sons of liberty1/12/2018 7:11:30 PM

VCU vs Dayton on ESPN2 right now. (Friday 7PM)

the dude1/12/2018 7:27:36 PM

Thomas, true! Which direction do you see MD heading in? They seemed right there, the Diamond Stone recruitment, Sulaimon, Melo etc.

Yea, Butler. Big home game, need that W.  4 losses in a row and they'd be sliding off the bubble.  Have you seen Creighton yet? Very high powered offense, fun to watch

dmvpiranha1/12/2018 7:58:42 PM

Dayton scored more points in one half than we even do in a game with 66. 12 threes, shooting 69% overall from the field. They assisted on 22 of their 24 field goals, which would be our assist total after two full games. Obviously just a good day shooting the ball, but hope our offense can be even halfway like that at some point in the future.


thomas1/12/2018 8:12:26 PM

Dayton leads VCU 66-41...At The Half!!! Those 66 points in a half have to be approaching school and conference records. Dayton lost an outstanding group of seniors last year(winningest class in school history??) but they return seniors Davis and Cunningham who have elevated their games to an elite level. During the game, Lunardi broke down how the Power 5 Conferences and the Big East are getting about 85% of at the NCAA tournament at large bids over the last 2 or 3 years compared to 70% from 2012-2015. He grouped the Power 5 Conferences and the Big East versus the A-10/AAC/Mountain West. I think that's a better way to break down conferenes than major and mid-major because conferences like the A-10 aren't quite at that BCS level, but they are better than mid-majors. 

The Dude, I thought Maryland would still be in good shape with Melo gone because Turgeon brought in an outstanding group of freshman last year who have elevated their games as sophmores this year, but they have too many injuries(I believe 2 of their starters are out for the year) and haven't been able to beat any good teams. Luckily for Turgeon, Melo led them to 3 straight NCAA tournament appearances which will allows Turgeon to have 1 or maybe 2 average seasons before Terp fans start calling for his head again!! Another thing to watch with Maryland is their freshman Bruno Fernando is projected to a 1st round pick in the June NBA draft, maybe even a late lottery pick!! I knew he was playing well of late, but I didn't think he was playing well enough to be a lottery pick. 



tennessee colonial1/12/2018 8:14:46 PM

Sad that I found relief by watching a rerun of our NIT game against Florida in 2016. Boy could that team shoot. Pato, TC, Larsen, etc. Sigh!  


the dude1/12/2018 8:18:53 PM

Thomas, Turgeon has a rep of an excellent recruiter yea? Seems like everywhere he's gone the recruiting has been excellent?

gw05091/12/2018 8:33:56 PM

Damn, VCU getting a whoopin'!

bluemanchild1/12/2018 9:19:10 PM

Hahahah VDU got their thug asses handed to them. .4 seconds my ass.


thomas1/13/2018 10:24:59 AM

St.Bonaventure at Rhode Island  11AM on ESPNU - it looks like this is a matchup of the A-10's best 2 teams

LaSalle at Duquesne  12:30 on NBC SportsNetwork

St.Louis at George Mason   2:30 on NBC SportsNetwork


Kansas State at #12 Kansas   noon on ESPN

TCU at Oklahoma  1 on ESPNU

Syracuse at #23 Florida State  2 on ACC Network/ESPN3

#18 Miami at #19 Clemson  3 on ESPNU


the dude1/13/2018 2:53:58 PM

URI blew out The Bonnies.  Rhode Island is dominating the A10.

Trae Young, is as exciting a College player as you'll see, amazing stuff.

fredd1/13/2018 3:09:18 PM

Anybody watching LaSalle/Duquesne? Some game! Not perfect but both teams better than GW.


the dude1/13/2018 3:18:46 PM

Dukes win in 3OT.  They are 13-5 and 4-1 A10.  Something to consider, when assessing GW.

Trae Young, 44 points 11 boards 7 dimes.


neil1/14/2018 12:09:08 AM

GW blows another game.

Raise High


neil1/14/2018 12:36:38 PM

Raise High and your 10% increase in both tickets and club membership.

 Raise High

the sons of liberty1/14/2018 3:33:16 PM

Two games today (Sunday) on NBCSN:

Fordham hosts Davidson at 3:00

St. Joseph's at Massachusetts at 5:00


the sons of liberty1/14/2018 4:49:24 PM

Fordham just got buried by 30 points on their home court by Davidson.

...So maybe Davidson is a little bit better than we thought?  Does this make our loss to them look a LITTLE bit better?  Dunno. 


thomas1/14/2018 4:54:14 PM

I didn't see any of the game, but Davidson beat Fordham by 30!! Davidson has now won 3 straight conference games by 30+ points(just about) since they lost their first conference game at Richmond. 

the dude1/14/2018 4:59:12 PM

The Dukes games too.  Since they are much better than people thought.  Road games, vs decent A10 teams,  and a home game against the A10 Juggernaut URI. 

Is GW much much worse?  Or did the schedule flip.  Also, using a niche fan site to try run off the Coach who was just hired this Summer, 5 games into his first A10 season, is a joke.  LSF basically had it spot on.

Mojo inherited a team this Summer, that was picked to finish 11th in the A10.  Going nuts after a tough stretch given the context and the personnel, is beyond absurd.  Using the fan message board now to try to have the Coach Axed, by many of the same board voices who threw a fit if anything relating to the last GW Coach was lightly critiqued, is the height of hypocrisy. 





dominic1/14/2018 5:03:56 PM

Davidson's got one of basketball's all time coaches. I half expected Coach Michael L. to become the same kind of coach, until I learned how he handled some of his players, and dealt with administrative types. I'm RC myself, so I know: he's got some confessing to do.

Thanks for these Other Games threads.  I don't get to watch all that much. It seems the college game is not all that wild this season. 





thomas1/14/2018 6:03:48 PM

The Dude,  I agree with your last post, but I wanted to respond to something you asked in an earlier post about Mark Turgeon's recruiting. I wasn't aware of this until a few days ago, but it looks like he's bringing in a near Kentucky/Duke/Kansas-blueblood type of recruiting class next season, and if Bruno Fernando ends up being a lottery pick this year, he would've produced 2 lottery picks(Alex Len was the other) in a 5 year span which is quite an accomplishment for Maryland. I never thought of Turgeon as a great recruiter, but it looks like I was wrong. 

About Davidson, it's as if NOBODY here saw what they did against George Mason(at Mason) in the game before they played GW. Despite the fact that Davidson didn't pick up any notable OOC wins, if you watch them play, you can see that they are a highly efficient offense and are very difficult to defend because it seems as if the entire team can hit 3's. 

About GW, I agree about this being a difficult stretch of games. Despite the hysteria created by some folks in Bowie and picked up by other posters, GW isn't by far the worst team in the A-10. Obviously Rhode Island is the best team in the A-10, with St.Bonaventure, Davidson, VCU(despite the pounding they took at Dayton) and maybe Dayton and Duquesne being in the next tier right below Rhode Island. But I don't think any team beyond those 6 are substantially better than GW. 

Dominic,  it's obvious that Lonergan will NEVER confess to anything!! He will always stick to the "Gay AD Conspired With The Washington Post, Coaches and Players To Ruin My Career, I'm Completely Innocent" defense!! The only Out-of-Control, Hostile Bullying Coach who ever confessed to any wrongdoing is Mike Rice, and the only reason he did show remorse is because they had his despicable actions on video!! It's hard to keep a lie going when you've been busted on video. HA! 



dominic1/14/2018 6:28:04 PM

Thomas, you must not be RC

I don't go but once a year.  Still recall, as a kid, having to confess even made-up sins, because, we all are sinners.  That's why I say that Coach Michael L., who is a Holy Roller (what my uncle called them), needs to confess, big time. Talking crap to his players, going after another man's (the AD's) personal life. Heck, my uncle was a priest, too. He was hard on the Holy Rollers.

He will confess, because he has to. 

I had thought he was a long term coach, though. My mistake. 

You ought to post more, Thomas.


the dude1/14/2018 6:46:09 PM

Thomas, word perfect.  Great post. Spot on.


bc1/14/2018 7:14:03 PM

Those of you who KNOW the bullshit is coming from Bowie, please tell me if Trump did collude with Russia.    IMO they both are just possibilities, the Trump one more likely.

thomas1/14/2018 8:43:13 PM

Dominic,  maybe Lonergan really has confessed...that Adam Kilgore, the Washington Post, Patrick Nero, George Washington University and the anonymous coaches and players all did him wrong, and they all deserve retribution for their wicked deeds!!! But seriously, Lonergan clearly views himself as the victim here. Look at all the Team Lonergan/#BowieStrong posts on this site, there's not a hint of remorse in any of them. ALL of these posts point the finger at everyone except Lonergan!!


bigfan1/15/2018 12:57:02 AM

Ever think of asking why the Athletic Director suddenly "resigned" in the constant "Bowie Strong" drumbeat?

Raise High.


bigfan1/15/2018 1:03:11 AM

What is wrong with calling players the N word? I use it to trigger snowflakes. Is this still the USA? Wars on Xmas? Cant use the n word?  I don't take my marching orders from Chairman Lenin. 


actual bigfan1/15/2018 2:01:01 AM

This is getting old.  Nothing is coming from Bowie. Bowie is just the name for these talking points, cooked up by our resident deranged poster. Cooked up for no reason. Just a bored guy who has been playing this game a long time here. One controversy after another. 

Lucidity took over me for a moment. A light bulb went off.  I have been lied to for years by this one guy.  We all have! Lucidity. Sweet lucidity. Most of you didn't fall for it but I sure did. Well you fool me once or 343 times shame on me. Fool me.....fool me... can't get fooled again. 


bigfan1/15/2018 3:34:48 AM

This cover story is made up you mean?  I am not to believe what I read from 76 "new" names on a board with 17 regular posters?  Like turmoil of six and 14 years ago this board is wait you don't say do ya? 

ML was not an innocent whistleblower?  He was bullying his players and they filed reports which triggered an investigation which ultimately led to his firing? The AD was not having sexual relations with our hetero players when their girlfriends were not watching?  I will have to give this some thought.  Well no matter what I don't hew the politburo line. Pravda ain't for me. But maybe I should stop believing new posters like neroSleepswithlittleboys.  Woodward. Bernstein. Standig. Kilgore. And iambuttpluger. These five journalists shall echo through eternity like a Tyler hiccup. 


the dude1/15/2018 11:50:56 PM

Thomas, I'd say best MD recruiting since peak Gary Williams?

UVA! Don't think we've mentioned recently what a fantastic year they are having, you called it T!

bobo1/16/2018 1:36:49 AM


Thomas is right that GW isn't the worst team in the conference.  We have GMU and Fordham holding down that honor.  BPI has GW 11th with those 2 plus Richmond below us.  But all 4 are below 200.  GW is #221 in BPI and 206 in RPI. In reality, all 4 of them are TERRIBLE this year.  You can throw SLU, SJU and UMass onto that list of deplorables too.  This isn't just a bad year for the A10. As FQ points out, this might be the worst year ever. Davidson is ranked 2nd by BPI at 48 but their 129 rank in RPI do them in for any NCAA posibility.

JUAN BID is running this league. It's sad to see.

actual bigfan1/16/2018 2:26:19 AM

Does it make one a bigot to believe a man is gay therefore he must've been a sexual predator around younger hetero athletes, because he read a single, anonymous poster on a fan forum?  What is bigoted about that?

Calling the family of black coaches at Georgetown inbreds, sounds bigoted?  Referring to our 30 something black head coach as a nice young man, is that condescending or bigoted? 









bostondub1/16/2018 12:46:03 PM

Been off this site, many thanks to Dude like people.


Do you seel all the X GW players doing well.  PJ just played up this way.  Grif leading his team in scoring etc.


Way to go ML and Dude.  You got what you deserved.....


Program needs life support.


the dude1/16/2018 10:48:02 PM

GW opponent (we played them tough, amazingly) is about to take down #3 Oklahoma and the exceptional Trae Young.  How we played Kansas St that close is still a mystery.  They are blowing out Oklahoma

Should be a little bump for our now awful KenPom. 

thomas1/17/2018 10:20:27 AM

The Dude,  Kansas State almost won at Kansas over the weekend too. They could be ranked next week. Kansas State totally shut down Trae Young last night, I'm still not sure how they did it. About GW's game against Kansas State, according to some posters who seem to be deeply connected to a former coach who lives in Bowie, Kansas State took it easy on GW that's why the game was close, GW gets no credit for their effort in that game. LOL


Dayton at St.Joe's   6:30 on CBS SportsNetwork

Richmond at VCU   7

UMass at Rhode Island 7


Tulsa at Temple   6 on ESPNNews

#1 Villanova at Georgetown  6:30 on FS1 - I know games aren't played on paper and anything can happen, but Georgetown could be in store for a brutal beat down in this game. With the way Georgetown's guards turn the ball over and have difficulty defending, Villanova may score 150 points and hit like 30 three-pointers. HA!  

Iowa at Rutgers  7 on Big 10 Network - this looks to be a winnable game for Pikiell and Hobbs. Rutgers shot just 29% in their last game which was home loss by about 20.  


old timer1/17/2018 11:44:04 PM

Butler lost again. Paulie 2 for 9.   I see Goeregtown got pummeled at home by Villanova. 


the dude1/18/2018 12:12:17 AM

Yeah Thomas, I saw enough of GW battling good, BCS schools, pretty hard, competitive, combined with the Temple, Harvard, Princeton wins, to not overreact when the team loses to Rhode Island, or road A10 games vs the middle to upper part of the league.  These are all games we should lose and we did. We're not going to be a very good team, no one was under any belief of that. Got a taste tonight of what Mojo ball will look like down the road, steals, athletic plays, transition buckets. Most of it from TNJr, BoZ and Yuta but particularly TNJr and BoZ.

I think our next 2 games are back on the road.  I expect the back half of the A10 schedule to be more manageable and the team to make a solid showing in most of them, with a few stinkers tossed in, but mostly competitive.  Rhode Island's 6-10 would beat our 1-5.  We can play with most A10 teams, particularly on our floor.



the dude1/18/2018 12:15:18 AM

..and I have to add Thomas.  Gonzaga, after making the NCAA Finale, and then losing most of their team to the NBA/pro leagues, several unexpectedly, has the #6 in nation KenPom.  Mark Few, is the Coach of this Century, its not even close. What a job he's done.


old timer1/18/2018 1:30:39 PM

Few or Brad Stevens 

mentzinger1/18/2018 1:48:50 PM

VCU got blown up by 4-14 Richmond at home and is apparently very beatable.


the mv1/18/2018 2:30:37 PM

The reaction to the four game losing streak had far more to do with the lack of competitiveness in these games than merely the outcomes.  The team looked lost, lacked energy, and lacked a viable offense.  Last night had much to do with playing an opponent who we match up well against and who we have performed historically well against.  It will be interesting to see how they perform against a suddenly vulnerable VCU team.

As for The Dude's statement that these were all games we should lose, to be generous, that's open to interpretation.  I would agree that beating URI anywhere or winning at Davidson would have been clear upsets.  The point spread in both the Duquesne and Richmond games was fewer than 2 points making it very hard to agree with the claim that we should have lost those games.  Duquesne had a gaudy record after beating absolutely nobody in the out of conference season and then following that up with a home win over Dayton.  Richmond was 3-13 at the time they played us.  Am not at all convinced that either of these games should have been perceived as an automatic loss before those games were played.


the dude1/18/2018 6:37:27 PM

Anything good on tap tonight Thomas?

Gonzaga has their big showdown rivalry tonight. 

thomas1/19/2018 2:33:34 PM

St.Bonaventure at Davidson  7 on ESPN2 - Big game that matches 2 of the better teams in the A10, although St.Bonaventure sits at 2-3 in the conference after playing very well in the OOC. 


the dude1/19/2018 8:07:51 PM

This is a good game of 2 pretty good teams.  Yes, the A10 is down, a lot, but these teams both look pretty good.  How does GW not land Jaylen Adams? Gotta get back keeping DC/Balt/VA guys like that home, TNJr is a great start.


thomas1/20/2018 9:18:38 AM

Davidson won 83-73, they now look like the clear-cut 2nd best team in the A-10. I think they could beat Rhode Island at home because the entire team(it seems) are great 3-point shooters and they have pretty good size. Davidson doesn't have any good OOC wins, but could they make the NCAA tournament if they go 16-2 or 15-3 in the A-10? St.Bonaventure is now 2-4 in the A-10 which is the same conference record as GW.


Rhode Island at Dayton  1 on CBS Sportsnetwork

St.Louis at UMass  2

La Salle at Richmond  2:30 on NBC Sportsnetwork

George Mason at Duquesne  4:30 on NBC Sportsnetwork


Georgetown at St.John's  noon on FS1 - St.John's is 0-7 in the Big East and lost a close game to Georgetown at home already. Georgetown's 2 conference wins have come against St.John's and DePaul(the worst 2 teams in the Big East), and we know what happened to Georgetown in their last game at home against #1 Villanova, Georgetown ended the game on a 12-0 run to make the final margin of defeat 32, instead of 40+!!!  It will be interesting to see how this game plays out because both teams probably come into this game with no confidence, but view this as one of the few chances to pick up a conference win. 

Butler at DePaul  2 on FS1

#4 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State  2 on ESPN - how will Trae Young rebound after his bad game(12 turnovers!!) at Kansas State

#11 Xavier at #19 Seton Hall   2:30 on FOX

#24 TCU at Kansas State  4 on ESPNU


thomas1/20/2018 9:24:31 AM

Correction, the St.John's-Georgetown game is at Georgetown...the Verizon-MCI-Capital Center Arena!! I think there may be more people in the GW-VCU(gwhoops.com/webapplication game chat) than at this St.John's-Georgetown game!!!!


the dude1/20/2018 5:09:56 PM

Trae Young had 48 points, 8 dimes 5 boards 2 steals. Seriously. 

Texas is 12-7 and lost by 35 points today.  Shaka to Texas, hasn't exactly lit the world on fire just yet.  Even with Mo Bamba on board.


the dude1/20/2018 6:07:06 PM

ABC 1 2 3 4 T
OKC 43 33 38 34 148
CLE 24 36 34 30 124

the dude1/21/2018 1:06:17 AM

UCLA lost again tonight.  They'd be out of the NCAA tourney as of today. 

Does Alford survive another missed NCAA tourney? This is still UCLA right? Steve Lavin got fired for this type of results?

thomas1/22/2018 10:10:20 AM

The Dude, it's always nice to see LeBron get his AZZ KICKED, especially on national TV!! Cleveland is in a tough spot because LeBron will want to add players to make a run at Golden State, but LeBron may leave after this year, and Cleveland's management will not want to give up too much because of the second post-LeBron rebuild that is inevitable. The Cavs need to keep all the assets they can!! Steve Alford bought himself at least 2 years of mediocrity because of how well UCLA performed last year. He should be somewhat safe for a year or two before the fanbase starts calling for him to be fired again!! UCLA still have the talent to turn things around this year.

I'm feeling a little bad for Shaka Smart now, that youthful look he had as the VCU coach appears to be completely gone after just 2 and a half(??) years in Austin, Texas. He's going to have a player go in the first round(lottery for Bamba this year) in 2 straight drafts, but could miss the NCAA tournament both years. One of his best players(Andrew Jones) was diagnosed with leukemia recently, so it's been a difficult time in every way possible for Shaka Smart at Texas. He had to kick his leading scorer off the team last year too


thomas1/22/2018 12:59:38 PM

I was thinking about starting a new thread about this, but I decided to put it here, Rhode Island is now ranked #24 in the newest AP poll. We've all talked about how down the A-10 is, but at least there's a ranked team in the conference now. Maybe Davidson can join Rhode Island if they win 4 or 5 more in a row. Kentucky is now unranked for the first time since 2014



the dude1/22/2018 5:06:23 PM

Thomas, you think? I'd say if they had made it past the Sweet 16, but 1 year with a gaudy record fueled by one player buys him a couple of more years?

CLE, we have a problem.  Wow. Things do not look good in Cle!

Did you see Duke has now signed the #1 #2 and #3 recruit for 2018?  Other storylines, Oregon and Vandy each have a pair of Top 15 recruits.




mg141/22/2018 7:16:10 PM


the dude1/22/2018 7:22:39 PM

The hits keep coming for the A10! I shudder to think what is next.

Buzz Williams has a great head of hair, unrelated.  Just surprising. No longer bald. Like Lebron, just naturally.

thomas1/22/2018 8:43:16 PM

The Dude, I turned on the North Carolina-Virginia Tech game after reading your last post. Maybe I never paid attention, but was Buzz Williams bald at some point?? Did he got the Deion Sanders/Brian Urlacher procedure done?? Buzz is somewhat unhinged on the sidelines, and ESPN seems to have isolated a camera on him so they can show all of his antics!

Duke's class next year could be the greatest set of recruits in the history of college basketball. I think they have the #10 recruit also signed

the dude1/22/2018 8:46:35 PM

This is great theater! Yes! Buzz is always fun and he has a full head of hair suddenly! The story was that he didn't like to pay for haircuts, haha!  He looks a lot better with hair.   Did Deion and Urlacher do the Lebron plugs?

Really important game, VA Tech in danger of falling out of the bubble, Buzz needs this win.  Huge win to do this to UNC.  Puts them back in the mix

tjt1/22/2018 8:46:56 PM

Holloway being ruled out certainly hurts UMass.  It doesn't however necessarily hurt the league from a collective standpoint as he will not have missed games versus any OOC opponents.

the dude1/22/2018 9:04:08 PM

Davidson is now top 60 KenPom and has a NCAA at large bid chance.  So the A10 really has 3 teams, not 2 with a real shot.  But 2 have major work to do and Davidson in particular needs to go like 15-3

bobo1/22/2018 10:20:45 PM

Davidson is currently ranked 103 in RPI.  Not a huge fan of RPI rankings but the committee does consider it and no team anywhere near #100 was has ever gotten an At Large invite.  More importantly, the committee looks closely at resume: w/l vs RPI Top 25, Top 50, Top 100.  Davidson has only 1 Top 100 win (SBU). So they are officially out for selection.

SBU is likely out right now but has a RPI of 48, Pomeroy of 71, BPI of 61.  They do have several Top 100 wins (5-3 vs top 100) but 3 100+ losses including 2 bad losses in Niagra and St Joes.  With only 3 A10 teams in the Top 100 (URI, SBU, Dayton), SBU has very few more opportunities for qualit wins and lots of opportunities for bad losses remaining on their schedule.  Plus, all those losing teams will drag down both thier SOS and RPI regardless.  


the dude1/22/2018 11:02:11 PM

Bobo, you are the King of KenPom.  Except on certain rare occassions. =)


the sons of liberty1/23/2018 7:26:42 PM

CBSSN Tuesday

Davidson at Dayton at 7:00

VCU at St. Louis at 9:00


thomas1/23/2018 8:01:30 PM

Sons of Liberty,  thanks for the update, I didn't get around to it today. Dayton is up by 5 at halftime against Davidson. For the good of the conference, Davidson needs to pull this out and win get their winning streak up to 9 or 10 games!! During the VCU-St.Louis game, it will be interesting to see if the announcers say anything about the situation involving 4 STL players who are no longer a part of the program

Kansas is now playing at Oklahoma on ESPN, OU is up by 1 or 2 at the half, they led by as many as 10. Trae Young isn't shooting as much as he has in previous games. In their last game at Oklahoma State, his questionable shot selection/decision-making may have cost OU the game, even though his numbers looked pretty good. 


the dude1/23/2018 8:26:34 PM

Would really like to see Davidson yea.

Trae Young though, the passing, its amazing.  If the parts around him were better at finishing, he'd average 12.5 assists to go with the 31points/game


luvdagame1/23/2018 8:55:36 PM

1 point game in Dayton. UD up on Davidson 65-64 3.3 seconds left.

the dude1/23/2018 9:09:40 PM

Anyone see that UVA score? wow.  61-36 over #18 Clemson.

Trae Young had 26 and 9 on 7-9 shooting.  26 points, on  9 FGAs. Oklahoma beats Kansas.

rkelley1/23/2018 9:50:53 PM

Really rough loss for Davidson. Were ahead with a little over a minute left, Aldridge had a great game and Kellen Grady showed his talents throughout. That three to close it from 61-65 to 64-65 in the final seconds really shows what he's made of, he's only a freshman.

Watching Jordan Goodwin, Hasahn French and the athletic Bilikens go against freak-of-the-A10 Tillman. Really fun game. Tillman is definitely an NBA-talent.


rkelley1/23/2018 9:56:33 PM

If I had to pick the best players in the conference:

F - Justin Tillman

F - Peyton Alldridge

G - Yuta Watanabe

G - Jared Terrell

G - Jaylen Adams


thomas1/23/2018 10:21:29 PM

RKelley,  I don't get CBSSportsNetwork and I can't get it online either, so I'll ask you(or anyone else watching who would like to chime in), what do you think of St.Louis' freshmen duo of Jordan Goodwin and Hasahn French? One of them had a triple-double last week(Goodwin??) and they both had double-doubles in their win at UMass. It looks as if they could be NBA prospects very soon, maybe after their sophomore years. It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that Travis Ford is bringing in high-level talent given his basketball pedigree(very good coach and player at the BCS level). I'm expecting Dayton's coach Grant will also be bringing in high-level recruits very soon.  

dmvpiranha1/23/2018 10:27:10 PM

Outside of the A10, Campbell made 23 threes against a Liberty team that I'm surprised is slumping (although Campbell was my dark horse pick coming into the season). They shot 70% from deep and two players, Marcus Burk and a potential NBA player in Chris Clemons accounted for 33 of their 42 field goal attempts with each making 10 three pointers. The Fighting Camels attempted only nine shots from inside the arc. Not sure I've ever seen a box score llke that:




the dude1/23/2018 10:27:18 PM

I'd probably go BJ Johnson 1st team over Yuta, who has not has not shot well enough for a 1st team spot yet this year

Could change with a big 2nd half.  There are frankly a few other guys I'd also 1st team before Yuta.



thomas1/24/2018 10:09:41 AM

#24 Rhode Island at Fordham  7

St.Joe's at St.Bonaventure  7 on CBS SportsNetwork

Richmond at Duquesne  7

UMass at La Salle  7


Marquette at #8 Xavier  6:30 on FS1

Temple at #9 Cincinnati  9 on CBS SportsNetwork

DePaul at Georgetown   8:30 on FS1 - Georgetown is 3-5 in the Big East right now, that seems pretty good, but those 3 wins have come against DePaul on the road and St.John's twice. DePaul and St.John's are the worst 2 teams in the Big East with a combined 1-14 conference record. DePaul's lone conference win came against St.John's. So this could be Georgetown's last win of the regular season because there will be no more DePaul or St.John's on it's schedule


the mv1/24/2018 10:33:09 AM

Thomas, I watched the VCU-SLU game last night.  SLU built up a 13 point second half lead and never actually trailed during regulations.  Jenkins hit a clutch 3 with about 3 1/2 seconds left to send the game into overtime.  Despite their player turmoil, SLU has a solid 6 players in their rotation.  Goodwin is very gifted but is prone to the careless turnover or taking an ill-advised shot.  These are things he will hopefully (for him) grow out of as he gets older and gains more experience.  It just looks like he loses focus on some possessions.  Hasahn French is a big bodied freshman who lsn't an overly skilled player offensively yet but who can grab rebounds, play solid defense, and score around the paint.   Has a chance to be a Kendall Pollard type before all is said and done.  Their two freshman, Jevon Bess from Michigan State and DJ Johnson from Rutgers, along with holdover Roby, allow them to run a lot.  Johnson is the 6th man who French just supplanted in the starting lineup.  They lost last night because they just didn't play smart down the stretch.  VCU amped up their defense, which has not been extraordinary by any means this season, and forced several turnovers down the stretch.  SLU also took some bad shots, early in the shot clock, which is a colossal no-no when protecting a lead.  There is a lot of promise for this team but it is right now just a bit too youthful and inexperienced.  Maybe they will gel by season's end.  Also, the Richmond-Duquesne game tonight is on MASN in the DC area.




the mv1/24/2018 12:08:04 PM

Correction:  Bess and Johnson are obviously transfers, not freshmen.


the dude1/24/2018 4:14:43 PM

Bonnies need to win and win most of their remaining A10 games.  Or, the A10 tourney of course.

Thomas, does Mullin survive a 2-16 Big East type season?

the sons of liberty1/24/2018 8:01:23 PM

Nice close game for Bonnies vs St. Joe's.  33 all at the half on CBSSN.


the dude1/24/2018 8:20:12 PM

Big half here for the Bonnies. Can't lose these games and go dancing (at large bid that is)  Lead up to 8

A loss to a certain school from Foggy Bottom, Sunday, would be a deal breaker.

the sons of liberty1/24/2018 8:49:06 PM

The Rhody vs Fordam game is on Facebook/Stadium.

Rhody up 67 - 51.

thomas1/24/2018 9:06:45 PM

The MV,  it sounds as if St.Louis played like a young and inexperienced team down the stretch which cost them against VCU. When I saw them play a couple OOC games earlier in the year, the Michigan State transfer played well when they beat VCU and they got destroyed in their 2 other big OOC games. One of those losses was at Butler. St.Louis probably would have been as good as some predicted if they had their entire team. 

The Dude,  St.John's second leading scorer(Lovett) had been out with an injury since mid December, so he hasn't played in any conference games. They've been very competitive in almost all of their 8 Big East losses, so having him in the lineup would've made a big difference. The Big East is just loaded from top to bottom, there are probably 7 teams who are top 20-caliber, but since they beat up on each other they knock each other out of the rankings. A team like St.John's is already at a disadvantage because they don't their level of talent(when healthy) is just a notch below the 7 legit teams. It's even worse for them now when they lose one of their better players due to injury. Mullin still has them competing hard in every game, so I don't think his job would be in jeopardy even if they finish with a 2-16 conference record this season. But next year he needs to things around, because St.John's will be returning the entire team and expectations will be high. 


the dude1/24/2018 10:12:37 PM

Thomas, I hope so would really like to see him turn things around.  So far, 32–54 (.372) 8–37 (.178)  Not a very good start. But I guess if Mojo gets 7, A10 games, Mullin gets at least 4 full years.  =)

Big win for the Bonnies. Too cloose for comfort.  URI looks like the only A10 team headed for a sure thing at large bid. 


the sons of liberty1/24/2018 10:33:32 PM

So which would be better for the conference:

1) Rhode Island loses in the A10 Tourney, we get two teams in, but Rhody gets a lower seed, and they lose in the Round of 32 (and our other team loses in Round of 64/or 32).


2) Rhode Island wins the A10 Tourney, we only get one team in, but Rhody gets a higher seed and makes it to the Sweet Sixteen.


the dude1/24/2018 11:04:38 PM

Def want to get 2 or more teams into the Tourney.  I'd trade a URI loss in the Finals to any A10 team.  VCU, Bonnies, Davidson, Dayton, any of those teams could win the A10 tourney.   Last year we got 3 in this way.



the dude1/24/2018 11:25:14 PM

On the otherhand, we really could use a deep run in the A10 Tourney and URI is the 1 team that can do that it seems. Of course, you never know, Dayton, won 5 NCAA games in a 2 year span as an 11 seed.  Sometimes the 11 seed is better for a deep run than a 7, 8, 9 seed.



fredd1/25/2018 12:01:39 PM

couldn’t find the Richmond sucks thread to point out the Spiders are 7-13 but 5-1 in conference. Sure the league is terrible this year but 5-1. So you know who really has had a bad year? US! GW!


the dude1/25/2018 10:14:16 PM

Penn St beats Ohio St on the road. Huge win. 

Take a look at GW's OOC schedule opponents. 5 are going dancing. 4 are going to be 2-6/7 seeds. Not too shabby


the dude1/25/2018 10:16:28 PM

35 foot buzzer beater, no less.

bobo1/26/2018 12:14:39 AM

Too bad GW beat a total of 0 of those teams, dude.


thomas1/27/2018 11:20:03 AM

Don't forget that Ohio State tied the game on what looked like a 35-footer too, before Tony Carr won the game with his. That's funny how the game ended with players taking 2 ill-advised 3-pointers. I guess this is the Steph Curry effect!!

Duquesne at #24 Rhode Island  noon on NBC SportsNetwork

VCU at George Mason  2:00 on CBS SportsNetwork

UMass at Fordham  2 on NBC SporstNetwork

Dayton at St.Louis  4 on CBS SportsNetwork

St.Joe's at Penn  7


Miami at Florida State  4 on ESPN3 online

Georgia at Kansas State  2 on ESPNU

#2 Virginia at #4 Duke  2 on CBS - no GW ties, but this is probably one of the biggest games of the season

#12 Oklahoma at Alabama  2:15 on ESPN - I don't know how they worked it out like this, but all of Trae Young's games are on ESPN or ESPN2!! He only took 9 shots in his last game after taking about 39 shots in his previous game. He says that he has changed his game after talking with his coach. I'm surprised by this because most 1-and-done's(in my opinion) NEVER listen to their coach

St. John's at Butler  2:30 on FS1





bigfan1/27/2018 12:14:33 PM

Maybe Trae Young can also talk to Jair.


the dude1/27/2018 1:11:57 PM

Dukes taking it to URI at the half.  The NCAA needs to spread their marque games out better! move some to prime time they always seem to overlap at 2pm


the dude1/27/2018 2:08:40 PM

URI hits a buzzer beater for the win.  Dukes look like a legit team. 

the dude1/27/2018 10:48:30 PM

UVA wins at Duke.  America's 3rd greatest Coach keeps rolling on, amazing

thomas1/28/2018 10:07:30 AM

On the final play in the Duquesne-Rhode Island game it looked as if Jeff Dowtin was going to mess up the possession because he was losing control of the ball and the defender(s) were forcing him to go backwards/sideways while seconds were ticking away, but he regained his composure drove drove down the lane and passed it to a wide open Stan Robinson who hit the 3 at the buzzer. 

The Dude,  St.John's got blown out yesterday at Butler and 0-18 in the Big East seems like a real possibility for them because they only have 1 game with DePaul left and they lost to Georgetown twice. I'm thinking Mullin could be out after the season because of how angry the fans/students/alums must be right now!! You guys may think this site has become too toxic/negative towards GW basketball, imagine what it's like on a St.John's message board now that they've lost 10 in a row!!! I still think Mullin should get 1 more year because Lovett has missed every Big East game, there's a good chance that St.John's would be at least 3-7 or maybe 4-6, instead of 0-10, if Lovett was playing. When you look at how strong the Big East is(7 NCAA tournament teams??), St.John's could've been in the mix for an NCAA tournament bid if they were 4-6 and had beaten Xavier and/or Villanova.  

the dude1/28/2018 9:24:37 PM

Thomas, in addition to Mullin, what about Ollie? Temple is beating UCONN by 24 with about 12 minutes left.

Ollie and Mullin, now that's a hot seat it would seem.

thomas1/28/2018 10:08:47 PM

The Dude,  I've been watching this UConn-Temple game on and off, Temple has dominated them from the start. The Temple students got free tacos because of points scored or 3-pointers made!! But back to the subject, Ollie and Mullin being all-time great players who went on to have long NBA careers has to make it a lot harder for them to be fired. Kevin Ollie has also dealt with a lot of injuries over the past few years(just like Mullin), so that could be an excuse to keep him around. 

A few years ago, Ollie signed a McDonalds All-American from the New York/New Jersey area(Gilbert) who it seems has been injured ever since he arrived on campus a few years ago. I'd be interested to see how many games Gilbert has played at UConn compared to the total number of games UConn has played since he's been there. Their VCU transfer(Larrier) has also been injured often. Even if they had all their guys, I'm not sure how good they'd be. A school firing an all-time great player has to be a terrible experience. Remember N.C.State rightfully fired Sidney Lowe, and I don't think he has any thing to do with N.C.State anymore despite the fact that he was part of the 1983 National Championship team. 


the dude1/28/2018 11:06:44 PM

Tough situations Thomas.  I pull for both of these teams, injuries def an issue at UConn yea.  I'd say 1 more year for each guy.  Mullin has the tougher job to pull off. Ollie  should really be doing a lot better.

You can add Ewing to the mix at G'Town! if things are not going well 2 to 3 years from now, not an easy guy to fire!

A guy who does not need to worry, Matt Painter. What a job he's done

the mv1/29/2018 12:50:42 PM

Thomas, two other details that have to weigh heavily into this...1) a current recruiting investigation being conducted by the NCAA on Ollie's program and 2) Ollie won a national champitionship in 2014.  When Gary Williams was still coaching Maryland, I used to debate my good friend and long time Terp fan about what kind of job security should a national championship afford a coach.  He was ready to cut ties with Gary either 2 or 3 seasons after their championship as there was zero evidence to suggest that Maryland would be in a position to realistically compete for another one anytime soon.  (And to be fair, there is little reason why a school like Maryland, given their revenues, budgets, conference affiliation both then and now, facilities, history, and identity as a "basketball school", shouldn't be able to compete for championships annually.)  We eventually agreed (or maybe we didn't and this was more my view than his) that a national championship has to buy five years of job security.  Then, there is this investigation which some at UCONN may be hoping turns something up as it could prospectively void the final 3 years of Ollie's contract at $3 million per.  Mullin is more interesting, along with Ewing, in that those players personify their schools more than Kevin Ollie does his (since they are arguably the best players to ever play at their respective schools, unlike Ollie).  Many UCONN fans are ready to dump Ollie right now while there will always be  ahealthy percentage of Johnnie and Hoya fans who will never want to see Mullin or Ewing replaced due to being unsuccessful.


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