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A10 Struggling in OOC

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Leesburg Chankenstank III, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. sleeperpick

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  2. Leesburg Chankenstank III

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    Awwww and he had his little girl with him ensuring the future of odd numbered chromosome fans continue in Richmond for generations to come.
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  3. Leesburg Chankenstank III

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    A10 doesn't lose or gain any ground tonight going 1-1

    Davidson beat VMI
    VCU loses a close one to Texas

    Interesting note, the A10 is #2 in OOC Strength of Schedule.
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    Potential to go 10-2 provided we go all chalk and pull two upsets (URI over Alabama, which is currently favored by 2.5, and Fordham over Harvard, which is currently a pick 'em).
  5. Leesburg Chankenstank III

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    The Alabama game for Rhode Island comes about a week to early. NBA prospect EC Matthews will be back next week from wrist injury.
  6. GMUgemini

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    Some important wins today: Bonnies over a good Vermont team (Mobley with the last second 3 after not doing jack the entire game). URI outlasts CofC. UMass with its second signature win over Georgia. VCU doesn't lose to Bucknell.
  7. Leesburg Chankenstank III

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    A10 ends up 89-81 and the #10 ranked conference out of 32 conferences in Division I. A10 is usually ranked between 6th and 8th.

    Also of note, the OOC Strength Of Schedule for the A10 is rated #3. Even with that tough schedule, it is still a down year for the A10.

    Depending on how the conference play goes, we could very well be a one bid league this year. The last time the A10 was a one bid league was about a decade ago.


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    I think the CAA got 3 teams in the last time they were rated 10th.


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    Root like hell for URI and Bonna to only lose to each other in conference play, both get to the semi's of the tourney, one get to the finals and lose to Mason= 3 bids
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    Unbiased opinion of Mason's non conference performance. Mason earned a D-.


    Good Wins
    I think I can honestly say that George Mason got 0. Most teams at least picked up a win over a Kenpom Top 200 team. George Mason’s best victory is over Binghamton (#222) back in the 2nd week of hoops. A 4 point road win over James Madison was GMU’s only win outside of EagleBank Arena, but again, it’s James Madison.

    Bad Losses
    George Mason certainly had a few. A home loss to William & Mary really stands out in my mind. That’s what really dragged down the Patriots, and they’ve been unable to make much of a recovery since. George Mason also suffered a 23 point home loss to Georgia Southern, scoring only 51 points the entire contest: not good. Similarly, a 72-54 home loss to Penn St. was certainly expected, but this is another example of a game where George Mason had nothing to show for on offense. The Patriots rank 310th in three point shooting this year as the team is firing at a 30.5% clip; offense is hard to find with no real perimeter threats.

    http://www.a10talk.com/atlantic-10-non-conference-grades-george-mason-patriots/
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    Two corrections: One, W&M was not a bad loss. They are an RPI top 100 team and will challenge in the CAA. Yes, it was a home game. Yes, we should have beaten them. Yes, we collapsed in the second half. But it isn't the first time we've lost to W&M at home with a bad second half performance.

    Number two, Morgan State's RPI is 193 and so they are technically Mason's best win. They were projected to win the MEAC this season and are currently favored in a majority of their games going forward.
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    Yeah VCU fans are totally unbiased towards Mason.
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  13. DJ3

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    I didn't know the a10 blog was run by VCU fans. But I wouldn't doubt it.
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    Fair assessment of our OOC performance.
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    The thing is def not a man!!!!

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  17. GMUgemini

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    From a conference perspective, yeah. Every opportunity we had to help the conference RPI we failed. With that said, we only lost two games I expected us to win (Georgia Southern, W&M), so I don't know how much better our RPI would have been had we won those two games.

    Nothing like the disappointment of the Richmond OOC, though.
  18. Five Two

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    Bonna not helping the conference by losing at Dayton and at St Joes this week
  19. GMUgemini

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    Nope.

    On a different note, Duquesne is 3-0 and 12-4 overall (I know they had a super soft schedule). Maybe they are the surprise team this year?
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    Duquesne has a bunch of transfers (and 5 more coming in next season), as well as a new coach that apparently has turned things around quick. But, they get VCU this week (in Richmond), that game will say a lot about how good they are.
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