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  1. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    St Bonaventure plays just eight games total versus the top seven teams in the A-10 which are all ranked in the first 100 of the NET. Duquense, with the worst NET rank of that group, is the only team the Bonnies play twice in a home and home. They play ten of their league games versus the...
  2. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    No shame getting beat at Houston but the lopsided margin is not a good look for a bubble team trying to lock down an at large bid. Wichita State loses by 33. Final score 76-43. Not trending well with the third straight loss in a row for the Shockers (17-6 and 5-5 in the AAC). They could be in...
  3. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    I read most all the A-10 boards for league information and comment here from time to time as VCU has one of the most active forums in the league. I refrained from doing so in and around any of the URI-VCU games as I knew passions were high. I however think these attacks on David Cox are not...
  4. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    I am again amazed by the extremely thin skins of many in a fan base that talks more smack than any other in the A-10. It seems some are just going off hearsay from a VCU partisan about what David Cox supposedly said in comments in and around the heat of a game intended for the private...
  5. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    The irrational hatred that many here have for whoever coaches URI is over the top and clouds people's perspective. I suggest that you may want to look into the background of the UMass Assistant Coach Tony Bergeron that was in the middle of the dust up with both Cox and Toppin after the game in...
  6. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    Good news/bad news The good news about the A-10: Six teams are in the top 62 of the NET as of this morning The bad news about the A-10: Five of those six teams are in the 50-62 range of the NET which is typically just outside NCAA at large invites NET Rankings as of games through 01-16-2020
  7. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    How is is it much different than the AAC? The A-10 and AAC have typically traded spots most recent years and have nearly the same number of at large bids.
  8. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    URI failed in its three best opportunities for signature wins - at Maryland, vs LSU, and at West Virginia. These however were in no way bad losses with Rhody the sizeable underdog in all of them given all three teams are either in the present top 25 (UMD #15 and WVU #16) or once were (LSU)...
  9. rf1

    VCU and A10 advanced metrics/rankings (NET, KenPom, Torvik)

    I don't have a lot of faith in the NET this early in the season. Too many questionable rankings and wild swings with just a single result. While I thought a team like Duquesne was far too high, dropping 40 spots for a loss is a bit extreme. Even Rhody with a win over a decent Western...
  10. rf1

    Dayton vs North Texas Tonight

    North Texas played three A-10 schools this season losing to all of them: at VCU 59-56 vs URI 60-47 (Montego Bay, Jamaica) at Dayton 71-58
  11. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    What Duquesne wins to date do you think are the most significant?
  12. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    The A-10 went 10-3 this past weekend running its record to 84-41 (.672). Per my count, there are just 49 OOC games remaining for league members as 72% of the games are now in the books. The conference should soon easily surpass the number of wins for the previous two years. The 2019-20 non...
  13. rf1

    VCU and A10 advanced metrics/rankings (NET, KenPom, Torvik)

    The A-10, with more than half the OOC schedule completed (games thru 11-27-19), is now 63-27 with a winning percentage of .700.
  14. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    The fact that Rhode Island is the only A- 10 program that VCU has a losing record against is likely a bigger factor.
  15. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    VCU One game versus LSU Minimum two and possibly more games (have had three straight meetings in A-10 Tournament) versus Rhode Island Which team do you think will help VCU's computer ratings more?
  16. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    Davidson, now sitting at 2-3, is going to be challenged in trying to finish with a good OOC record given their stumbles to start the season. They crafted a strong schedule but it included few true home games (3). They will play just one (Coppin St) of their remaining seven OOC games at home...
  17. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    Odd scheduling similarity. Rhody will this weekend in Jamaica also have back to back matchups with North Texas and LSU.
  18. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    I had an enjoyable few hours in Kingston last night. While some may find surprise in A-10 teams beating SEC teams on three consecutive nights (VCU over LSU, UR over Vanderbilt, and URI over Alabama), the bigger surprise should be that SEC teams on three consecutive nights PLAYED AT A-10...
  19. rf1

    A10/MWC Hoops Challenge

    Fordham, Umass, LaSalle, and GW will not be particpating as it involves just ten teams from each conference. San Jose State will be the lone MWC team not in challenge.
  20. rf1

    2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

    Making matters worse for SBU is the conference schedule also doesn't provide a lot a high profile win opportunities. Their home and home partners are GW, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason and Saint Joseph’s. They will play the consensus expected top four teams just once. They will play at...