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2017-18 Schedule Thread

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by GiantKiller_Co, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. The Great PATSby

    The Great PATSby Starter

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    I love the optimism. Could be another down year in the A-10. Most of the 15 All-Conference players are graduating. Hope to see Otis and Jaire up there next year.
  2. Five Two

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    Binghamton IS Tony's alma mater.

    I'm still confused on the format of this tourney. Would we even play anyone from the other "division"?
  3. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

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    We won't in Cancun, but in past years the Riviera teams (us) host two of the Mayan teams (Binghamton, Cal State Northridge, Montana State, and Southeast Missouri State) for home games before the tourney.
  4. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick Sixth Man

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    For instance Purdue played Georgia St and NJIT at home and then played Utah St and Auburn in Cancun. I would anticipate the same thing happening for us.
  5. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    Perhaps, Mason will host Binghamton at the EBA and Tony will attend.

    Trivia Question: Who played the "Tony Kornheiser" character on a sitcom?
  6. DJ3

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    only time will tell, but It appears the committee is starting to award the great season's of mid majors and exclude mediocre Power Conference teams.

    According to the RPI Towson ended the season with a more impressive season then Penn State.
  7. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    It would be a nice change if the committee has to consider us at all next season.

    Seriously, we are one competent big guy away from being a very dangerous team in 2017-18. It will be interesting to see what Dave and the staff do about that, if anything.
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  8. mason89

    mason89 Sixth Man

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    Jason Alexander and Malcom Jamal Warner played Wilbon. I think the sitcom was "Listen Up."
  9. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    You are correct!
  10. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    Any guesses?
  11. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    I have ZERO inside info on this, but I have to think Dave realizes how close we are to being an NCAA-caliber team and where the glaring hole in our roster will be next season.

    Assuming we have at least one transfer -- I'm confident that is going to happen -- I can see the staff pursuing a grad transfer or somebody else who is immediately eligible to start at the 5.

    Troy's older brother, Shane, is an intriguing possibility because his coach at North Texas just got fired. He's an athletic 6-8 who can play inside-out and will be a senior next year. He could potentially get a waiver to play somewhere else and not have to sit because of the coaching change.

    We are still going to be a perimeter-oriented team, but to finish top 4 in the A-10 we'll need to at least have a 5 man who can keep defenses honest.
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  12. MasonFanatic

    MasonFanatic Starter

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    And leave at halftime!
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  13. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nm/genrel/auto_pdf/0708-saac-info.pdf:

    "Q: If my coach leaves, can I transfer and immediately be eligible?

    No. Contrary to popular belief, the departure of a coaching staff member does not grant a student-athlete relief from the residence requirement on transferring."
  14. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

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    It will have to either be a JUCO or a fifth year transfer. There is no other option if we want someone who can compete right away.


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  15. MasonGrad01

    MasonGrad01 Preferred Walk-On

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    Yeah the rule is it's not automatic but don't guys often get waivers and are eligible right away in that situation?
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  16. Patriot8

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    I'd bet on fifth year transfer so it gives the staff a full year to recruit a 2018 guy.
  17. Steve33

    Steve33 Specialist

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    Im looking forward to this odd but interesting tournament. having a couple teams come in to EBA that we might not see again seems really fun. even if they arent P5 teams, lets be honest. neither are we. At least we know we have Penn State coming to EBA this Nov or Dec.
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  18. Five Two

    Five Two Starter

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    Any news on if we are renewing the JMU deal?
    I know we won't get ODU back on the schedule for a while due to the Porter transfer, but how about W&M? They used to bring a decent crowd (not like VCU, ODU or JMU).
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  19. GSII

    GSII All-American

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    Due to the Porter transfer?
  20. GMUgemini

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    Yeah, I don't quite understand that one. Didn't we play them when they had Arledge on the team?

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