2019-2020 Opponent Tracking

VCU Heel

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In the sense that we need LSU to be top 30 and they had a neutral court Q1A win themselves all but wrapped up. Puts serious pressure on us to go 1-1 in Florida. I'm anxious because the A10 is honestly not very good. We will not have another Q1 game at home all year unless Dayton or Rhody REALLY surprise. Otherwise we are looking at 5 or 6 Q1 games, none of them at home.
5 or 6 Q1 games might even be a stretch.

The A10 is looking bad, as usual.
 

Violet Ram

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Am I missing something? Op says we won’t have another home Q1 game and you say it’s not true and list multiple possible away Q1 games???

I read OP's post differently. If he meant we wouldn't have another home Q1 game, then that implies LSU will be a Q1 game; however, OP was commenting that LSU's loss hurt because it might not be a Q1 game now. I read it as 'we won't have another Q1 game besides the OOC tournament.' Have to pick one of the interpretations 🤷‍♂️
 

BracketForecast

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5 or 6 Q1 games might even be a stretch.

The A10 is looking bad, as usual.

At Dayton
At Davidson
At Rhody
At Wichita
N-Purdue
N-FSU/Tennessee
LSU

A couple of these teams will probably underperform, but that still leaves us with 5 before the A10T.

Road games just need to be top 75
Neutral top 50
Home top 30
 

Violet Ram

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I read OP's post differently. If he meant we wouldn't have another home Q1 game, then that implies LSU will be a Q1 game; however, OP was commenting that LSU's loss hurt because it might not be a Q1 game now. I read it as 'we won't have another Q1 game besides the OOC tournament.' Have to pick one of the interpretations 🤷‍♂️

I retract that statement and admit defeat that I misread his post
 

VCU Heel

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At Dayton
At Davidson
At Rhody
At Wichita
N-Purdue
N-FSU/Tennessee
LSU

A couple of these teams will probably underperform, but that still leaves us with 5 before the A10T.

Road games just need to be top 75
Neutral top 50
Home top 30
The LSU game isn’t looking good for top 30 after tonight. I also think it is very possible that only one of our two opponents in Florida will finish top 50.

That would mean all 4 of those road opponents would have to be top 75 for us to get to 5 Q1gsmes. Davidson isn’t looking good right now.

We’ll see, but we might just need to have 29-30 wins after the A10 tourney to get a 4-5 seed.
 

BradRamFan

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Not an opponent and means nothing to us but I saw this game score:
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Why is a DI program playing a DIII school in the middle of the OOC? In fact, why is a DI program even playing a DIII program to begin with?
 

Hops

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LSU really struggling. Had the game wrapped up - then gave it away.
Will needs to pay those kids a little more.
 
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zackry93

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Not an opponent and means nothing to us but I saw this game score:
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Why is a DI program playing a DIII school in the middle of the OOC? In fact, why is a DI program even playing a DIII program to begin with?
Merrimack is in their first year being D1 and aren't actually full members for 4 years. I am sure they probably had a real tough time actually making a schedule this year especially getting some home games so they had to get a team like this.
 

RowdyPkunk

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Out of Conference Opponents
St. Francis (PA)
(2-4)…. Lost to VCU 72-58
North Texas
(2-4).... Lost to VCU 59-56
#23 LSU
(3-2)…. Lost to VCU 84-82
Jacksonville State
(1-3)…. Lost to VCU 93-65
Florida Gulf Coast
(1-5).... Lost to VCU 78-48
Alabama State
(0-4)
Purdue- (3-2)…. Emerald Coast Classic*
Tennessee (4-0)…. / Florida State- (4-1)…. Emerald Coast Classic*
Old Dominion (3-2)
Missouri State (3-3)
@ College of Charleston (3-2)
@ Wichita State (5-0)
Loyola (MD) (2-3)

Conference Opponents
Fordham
(3-2) (0-0 in A-10)
@ Saint Joseph's (2-4) (0-0 in A-10)
@ La Salle (1-2) (0-0 in A-10)
Duquesne (5-0) (0-0 in A-10)
Dayton x2 (3-0) (0-0 in A-10)
Richmond x2 (4-0) (0-0 in A-10)
George Washington (2-4) (0-0 in A-10)
@ Saint Louis (5-1) (0-0 in A-10)
George Mason x2 (5-1) (0-0 in A-10)
Rhode Island x2 (4-1) (0-0 in A-10)
Davidson x2 (2-3) (0-0 in A-10)
@ UMass (5-1) (0-0 in A-10)
St. Bonaventure (1-4) (0-0 in A-10)

Non Conference Opponent Record: 36-35
Conference Opponent Record: 43-22 (0-0 in conference play)
Combined Overall Record: 79-57
 
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RowdyPkunk

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Saturday November 23rd
#21 VCU defeats Florida Gulf Coast- 78-48

#7 Virginia defeats UMass- 58-46
Florida State defeats St. Francis (PA)- 80-65
UCF defeats Charleston- 72-71
George Washington defeats Evansville- 78-70
Canisius defeats St. Bonaventure- 61-57
Wichita State defeats Oral Roberts- 68-59
Fordham defeats Grand Canyon- 70-58
Saint Louis defeats Belmont- 60-55
Purdue defeats Jacksonville State- 81-49
 
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Hops

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I know scheduling quality teams into the Stu is tough. Still, the better the opponents, the easier it will be to sell the tickets.
So far this year, our OOC home opponents are 17-27.
I have not done the math, but it feels like we've had tougher OOC schedules in the past.
 

mrgeode

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I think their starting 5 is really good, but because they only play 6 that leads to fatigue, alas the poor defense and turnovers. Marlon Williams was a starter last year and he should return soon. Getting that rotation to 7 will help a lot.
It particularly hurts against a team like Utah State. Merrill is really good, but their greatest strength is depth.