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    Honestly, do you root for or against Shaka's Texas team?

    FWIW I’ve seen ODU and Mason fans both pining for the possibility of hiring Shaka Smart should he be let go and available. Both Jeff Jones and Dave Paulsen are starting to lose their fan bases. As much as both fan bases loved to rag on and whine about Shaka when he was here, there’s no doubt...
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    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    Looks like Jason Wade went down with a knee injury and had a MRI done. Looks like it could be an ACL tear which would mean he’s out for the year. Hate to see that for any player. He has been their best player by far so this season seemingly goes from bad to worse for the Monarch faithful. 7-13...
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    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    LSU is our signature win at this point. We should all be rooting for them to be a Q1 win for us on Selection Sunday.
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    Rhode Island State of Mind…

    As always, sublime.
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    The Official Beat the GooMoos in NoVa Thread

    P8triotfan4life or something like that. I remember their antics well. Between them, Heywood Jablomi and Razor Ramon’s insomnia-fueled 3 am rantings, the CAAZone was much akin to being sober in a bar with a few different bar fights going on simultaneously and both feces and vomit being hurled...
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    The Official Beat the GooMoos in NoVa Thread

    Man, I remember CAAZone after Mason went to their Final Four. The next few years after that it was the Wild West with their fans. Between them and the ODU trolls, I’m glad we left for Ram Nation in 2009. Our exodus was the beginning of the end for CAAZone. MasonCAA was one of the biggest trolls...
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    Players Bones Hyland earns Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week

    Eric Maynor was good even as a freshman. Alexander Harper playing in front of him was one of the more baffling things I’ve seen as a VCU fan. Passing the ball around ‘til the shot clock got to 8 seconds and then iso’ing for Nick George was an interesting initiation into VCU hoops fandom for me...
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    Players Bones Hyland earns Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week

    At this point it’s pretty much indisputable that Bones was an upgrade as a player from Byrd. Wish P.J. all the very best, but VCU did come out better with Bones. There is a reason P.J.’s only scratched in 2 games with Colorado State (both 25 or more point blowouts, 1 of which was against a...
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    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    Bruiser Flint used to do the crotch grab thing when he was at Drexel. The above picture is proof that Chris Mooney does indeed make in-game adjustments.
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    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    Dambrot’s teams did this at Akron too. Played nobody OOC, racked up gaudy win totals, but ultimately rarely beat anyone actually good.
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    The Official beat the Shockers of Wichita State University Thread

    It definitely isn’t. So much can change and I hope it does. I think for most people that aren’t happy it’s that the early returns aren’t what were hoped for. When you have this many returning contributors you hope that the bumps and “learning opportunities” we use to comfort ourselves when we...
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    The Official beat the Shockers of Wichita State University Thread

    I think we’ll be fine to dance honestly. It’s a good team. I think a lot of us were just hoping this could be a special team. To be fair they could still be. Our Final Four season is proof that even teams that look terrible in February can do extraordinary things. With this much returning...
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    The Official beat the Shockers of Wichita State University Thread

    Sorry to say I did expect this loss the way we’ve been playing. We’re a good, not great team at this point in the season and Wichita State had shown themselves to be better on paper and by watching them before this contest. They proved it yesterday. That plus the home court advantage and I’m...