OTHER GAMES THREAD
the dude
 1/16/2018 2:26:19 AM      Replies: 42

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. 

 

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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.

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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.

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bm1/11/2018 9:32:03 PM

Luka Garza is an awesome basketball player. 

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luvdagame1/11/2018 10:06:44 PM

Iowa still up on Illinois too. 

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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.

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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!!

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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

 

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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. 

 

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waterboy1/12/2018 1:19:42 PM

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

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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.

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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. 

 

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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!  

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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.

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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

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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.

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neil1/14/2018 12:09:08 AM

GW blows another game.

Raise High

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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

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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. 

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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. 

 

 

 

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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. 

 

 

 

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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! 

 

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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.

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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!!

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bpi/_/view/overview/group/3

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? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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