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Everything posted by billikenbill

  1. Really empty. Plenty of good seats available at the last minute. Scoot on over and occupy one.
  2. If we can't win by 40, I'll settle for a nice comfortable 35 pt. win where we score a lot. How does a 35 pt. margin sound, with the final 92-57? Or will we complain about how poorly the D played by giving up 57 to a team like this?
  3. Thank you Brian Kunderman!!! Loved having Rammer and Earl on the call during the stream. Mine was synced up perfectly, no time lapse either way.
  4. I saw him take two and brick them both. Toledo must have really been in the tank for this kid to be their leading scorer his frosh year. Granted, they only won 4 games and he averaged 12 or so pts/game if I recall correctly. But he's just not that good. I don't see him as a contributor until possibly his Sr. year. Disappointing after all the hype.
  5. I see it as Ill-Springfield 72 - 69 over Rockhurst in OT. Well now I've seen it both ways with Rockhurst winning in OT by the same score. Either way, we need to kick them up and down the court so the back ups can get plenty of time. Take care of Vermont first.
  6. Bump to see if anyone knows where a stream of the game can be found.
  7. For those of us who live outside the FSM area, will there be a stream somewhere?
  8. Margin of victory isn't factored into the rpi. From wikipedia: In its current formulation, the index comprises a team's winning percentage (25%), its opponents' winning percentage (50%), and the winning percentage of those opponents' opponents (25%). The opponents' winning percentage and the winning percentage of those opponents' opponents both comprise the strength of schedule (SOS). Thus, the SOS accounts for 75% of the RPI calculation and is 2/3 its opponents' winning percentage and 1/3 times its opponents' opponents' winning percentage. The RPI lacks theoretical justification from a st
  9. Stritch and AMbrose are exhibition games which have to be from D2 or lower. Ill-Springfield is better than playing a dog team from the SWAC or MEAC as those teams' low rpi's hurt the case for making the dance. If you can't get a decent D1 team to come in, it's better to have one game against a D2 as it doesn't count toward rpi, schedule strength, or any of that. OTOH, you usually can get some deep bench players a decent amount of minutes which is a good thing.
  10. She was on the broadcast and Miss Mizzou is totally smokin'!!! Well I guess on this board I should refer to her as Miss Missouri!
  11. My thought on Kwamain is that he's never played with this much talent in the lineup. Before he was the only player who could break someone down off the dribble. Now, McCall, Jordair and even Dwayne can get into the lane for layups. We also have better shooters than before and Cassity doesn't seem hesitant to shoot like he did his first three years. Kwam is having to adjust to the role of actually being a distributor as much as scorer, and he's being effective in doing so. There have been numerous times when he made the pass that led to the assist, the "hockey assist" pass I've heard it called.
  12. This is what I was thinking as well. I was very surprised by the number of voters who didn't have us on their ballot at all. They obviously hadn't paid attention to the weekend. With a 20 point win yesterday, I'd say it's 50-50 that we come in at 25 in the AP.
  13. I think Reveno was comparing the way we play compared to Kentucky as in the offensive scheme we run, and the discipline with which we run it. It's a beautiful thing when it's run right and it's the way halfcourt basketball should be played. There's no way he could've been comparing athletes as Kentucky has better athletes in the frontcourt than we do by a wide stretch. Our frontcourt guys are playing fundamentally sound ball and we're benefitting greatly from Conklin and Ellis's vast improvement over last year.
  14. I watched the second half. All the shots they made against us they missed vs. Columbia. All the three pt. shots we missed, Columbia made.
  15. Loyola Marymount losing at home to Columbia 36-22 at the half.
  16. LMU has two cupcakes and one "cupcake for cupcakes" in their so-called tournament this weekend. They'll win all three games handily. Still, I don't think they have enough cache with the voters to take them seriously. If we spank Portland, the only way I see we maintain a ranking is if most of those who left us off last week put us at 24 or 25.
  17. The parents of the Loyola Marymount team are too blame for giving their kids the gene that allowed their players to be quicker and jump higher than our players.
  18. Glad Sikma is no longer on the Portland squad. We've got to be more competitive on the glass. Loe needs to step it up and stop thinking of himself as solely a perimeter player. Toughen up Rob, the team needs you.
  19. We've got to find a way to rebound better. Was really hoping that Rob would be more of a force on the glass, and am surprised Dwayne isn't pulling down more boards. It'd be helpful if Cory would give us more there as well but I'm not sure he has it in him.
  20. Team has to get over this quickly and get ready for Portland. Our weaknesses were exposed tonight in terms of a team with quickness beating us to 50-50 balls, making great steals, and hitting tough shots. They denied Conklin the post, cut down our driving lanes, and recovered to contest threes. As good as we played against Nova and Oklahoma was how good LMU played tonight. The officiating was questionable all game long, worse in the second half. This loss is tough to accept but I hope our guys learn from it and use it to maintain their focus.
  21. We lose 75-68. Totally outplayed by a more athletic team who shot lights out.
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