Recent content by ashlandram

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    What’s YOUR expectation for the season?

    This team is talented and deep. Mike has done a good job in the past with half court offense. Ace was a big part of that last year(as well as Bones of course), and we will probably miss that early on, but I think we have ways to score. Where I think this team will be strong right from the get...
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    Rams’ struggles continue as VCU is routed at Richmond

    This team is not as good as last year because the half court defense is poor. Yes Marcus has struggled, but that has hurt us more on the offensive side. We are not tough enough on defense. We are not physical enough. We struggle on the boards because we are not tough enough. This team has...
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    Turning the Page. New season starts 4pm at UR.

    I have felt all year that the biggest problem with our team has been the lack of half court defense. Yes, our offense has struggled throughout the year, and there are some players that seem to have digressed from last year (something I don't understand, maybe there's a good reason?), but we...
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    The Official Beat the Keaney Blue Rams in the Animal Thread

    Our interior defense was not the problem. Their guards beat us off the dribble all night. Rhodes spoke to that in post game. When you get beat off the dribble you create problems everywhere, easy buckets, dishes for easy buckets and fouls and they actually missed a number off in the paint shots...
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    The Official Beat the Keaney Blue Rams in the Animal Thread

    Didn’t see the good D?? They beat us off the dribble all night and yes our offense was poor as well. They were tougher than us tonight. Rhode Island has done this to us before. Last year when we started our run, our defense became nasty. It was physical and just plain nasty. Not seeing that...
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    The Official beat the Shockers of Wichita State University Thread

    Because our front line(except Santa-Silva) and even our guards and wings aren’t as physically strong as the better teams, we have to create turnovers, which you’re just not always going to do against good teams, and/or shoot well. They were much stronger than we were and that equates to tougher...
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    The Official beat the Shockers of Wichita State University Thread

    Would be controversial to some on here, but I agree.
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    The Official Beat the University of North Texas Mean Green Eagles Thread

    Not sure how accurate preseason polls are. What were we picked last year? I think there are other variables that dictate how well we play or how well other teams play us. Often times match ups and style of play factor into how well a team with less talent competes. I can remember when...
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    The Official Beat the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks Thread

    So, was St. Francis and North Texas cupcakes too? There's a lot of parity in Div. I basketball, a lot of good players. As soon as you don't bring your "A" game, because you think someone's a cupcake, is when you take it on the chin. I know Mike's not approaching this game as though these guys...
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    The Official Beat The Louisiana State Bayou Tigers in the Animal Thread

    The upcoming game with Jacksonville State will not be a cupcake.
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    The 2019-20 Season

    Does anyone know whether Vince is healthy, whether he's practicing full tilt?
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    Recruiting What would you do with the last (known) scholly?

    Agree. There were many games where Mo scored single digits but was the most valuable player on the floor for us. Set great picks, grabbed rebounds or took up space so others grabbed them and protected the rim.
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    Recruiting 2020 Offers

    I can't imagine Mike recruiting a plodder, but I would love to see a mobile big body 230+ who can take up space, grab a board and protect the rim(Mo Ali?), who doesn't? Villanova won big with a lineup similar to ours but had that beefy guy in the middle who was athletic. Those guys aren't easy...