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Game 18: GMU (9-8 / 5-6) vs Duquesne (7-6 / 6-5) Postponed

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Patriotsince81, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. mkaufman1

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    (Purely speculating) While it may not be Covid 19 related, perhaps they need some tests or other data to come back to clear playing. Also, because travel logistics may need to be sorted out, that might have pushed things. I guess the Saturday game gives them a bit more breathing room to figure things out.
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    As part of this, the 10 teams that aren’t SLU, Bonaventure, VCU and Richmond are at risk to get thrown under the bus at any moment. But when aren’t on the bubble and aren’t a title contender (only Davidson is) then a game is a game no matter who you play

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    I was hopeful that the A-10 would prioritize bubble games when filling open spots but I never thought they would be willing to cancel existing games to improve the schedule. This is what smart, aggressive conferences do


  3. tblack33

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    This is the same conference that allowed U of R to shirk a conference game and instead play a D3 scrimmage in the middle of conference play. Let's not give them more credit than they deserve for "trying to improve the schedule". Ask the Bonnies, do they feel like they are doing better getting an extra Q3 road game?
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    They gave Dayton a crappy home game too by scheduling us a second time when we weren’t even supposed to play Dayton twice this season.
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    playing with 4 days of practice vs 1 day of practice is different to me. I get what you are saying though.... per Duquesne website @Pablo "Duquesne has remained idle since February 2nd" - posted on 2/16
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    SBUnfurled

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    FWIW had we played at Davidson it would have been our 8th A10 road game out of 13 (and 4 of the last 5 away from the RC), so the conference might be trying to even out the home/away numbers a bit.

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    Having it at Bona is just dumb and makes the stench reek that much more.


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    It makes sense to flip opponents and have Bona-Davidson and GW-SJU.
    McGlade has said they will prioritize games featuring top teams if need be.

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    Lots of Davidson fans were hinting at our first game back not being St. Joe’s it was so confusing to me.... but now (per usual) they seem prescient. twitter.com/sbunfurled/sta…
  7. Pablo

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    Of course, being idle with respect to games is not necessarily the same as not practicing.
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    You know those announcements about teams returning to practice post covid. Well Duquesne has had three of them. But not after this latest pause
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    Haaaa....We are lucky A10 hasn't shut our shit show down for the year.
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    https://duquesnefans.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=4170:

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    I thought the release said the postponement was not Covid related. Then why? The folks on the GM board aren't happy either ... there's speculation the A10 is playing games with the schedule to help improve the resume of member teams on the bubble.


    Of course they are. And they should. Yes, we get screwed but there is no income coming in. The conference needs TV two tournament shares. It will always be the Covid year tournament anyway.

    It may not be done with the blessing of the coaches but I bet the ADs who will have massive budget deficits to deal with for years to come are on board. I rather see the A10 get two bids and assistant coaches not lose jobs than DU play George Mason.

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  11. sleeperpick

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    No idea what point you think this proves that the cancelled game today would have gone on.
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    The point is that the game could have been played; i.e., Duquesne willingly accepted it and had sufficient time to prepare for it (irrespective of the fact that it did not publicly announce when the pause ended). If you can't accept this, then we will just agree to disagree.
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    LOL a Q3/Q4 win for St Bonaventure is surely what they need to get an at large bid. What are you talking about? This big conspiracy theory that has a a team travelling on short notice to Fairfax VA will ultimately help the A10 get 2 teams into the tournament? If Duquesne doesn't play Saturday will you blame it on the weather or the fact that they haven't been cleared to play yet? St Joe's and GW games still on for this weekend too... what is the conspiracy if they don't play either?

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