Schedule 2021-22 Schedule

GuardTheArc

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The OOC schedule, in combination with the conference slate, is fine. There’s likely enough rigor (and enough potential/expected wins) to get us to our goal of 24 wins by Selection Sunday (generally the threshold by which we have pretty much “locked up” a bid). The “24 win” formula, almost regardless of how it is achieved, practically guarantees us, because of our scheduling philosophy/approach, the necessary metrics/profile (NET, KenPom, conf reg season finish and or tourney finish, etc) to generate an at-large resume (in the #5-11 seed range). When the dust settles, the most likely outcomes, as in previous years, will be:

On Selection Sunday (for VCU):
27 wins = 5-6 seed
25-26 wins = 7-9 seed
24 wins = 10 seed
22-23 wins = 11 seed
21 wins = fringe (12 seed or out)
20 wins = NIT

VCU, over the past decade or so, has mastered the art of OOC scheduling for a non-P6. Considering we have garnered, by far, the most at-large bids of any non-P6 school over that timeframe, the Ram hoop administration clearly understands the appropriate level of overall schedule difficulty, metrically and otherwise.

Putting an at-large resume/profile together over 30+ games is not easy.

Ideally, our season would go something like this.

Breaking the schedule into segments:
7-0 Home OOC (Buy games)
3-3 Atlantis plus Vandy, Penn St, ODU
13-5 A-10 Reg Season
1-1 A-10 Tourney
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24-9 Selection Sunday (NCAA 10 seed)

If this materializes, we probably have a Top 50 NET, Top 50 RPI, Top 50 KenPom, and a Top 3 A-10 Reg Season Finish.

A lot of things have to go right to accomplish the above.

When you only return one double-figure scorer, you have a lot of challenges in front of you. St Bonny, UR, URI, Dayton, St Louis, Davidson, etc will all be formidable to varying degrees and (many) looking for revenge.
 

PuddinDaStunna

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Putting an at-large resume/profile together over 30+ games is not easy.

Ideally, our season would go something like this.

Breaking the schedule into segments:
7-0 Home OOC (Buy games)
3-3 Atlantis plus Vandy, Penn St, ODU
13-5 A-10 Reg Season
1-1 A-10 Tourney
———————————————
24-9 Selection Sunday (NCAA 10 seed)

If this materializes, we probably have a Top 50 NET, Top 50 RPI, Top 50 KenPom, and a Top 3 A-10 Reg Season Finish.

A lot of things have to go right to accomplish the above.

When you only return one double-figure scorer, you have a lot of challenges in front of you. St Bonny, UR, URI, Dayton, St Louis, Davidson, etc will all be formidable to varying degrees and (many) looking for revenge.
No need to play the season, I think I'll take it!
 

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Date Opponent Location TV Time
Nov. 9 ST. PETER'S Siegel Center TBA
Nov. 13 WAGNER Siegel Center TBA

Nov. 17 at Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. TBA
Nov. 20 CHATTANOOGA Siegel Center TBA
Nov. 24 !vs. Syracuse Paradise Island, Bahamas ESPN2 5 p.m.
Nov. 25 !vs. Baylor/Arizona State Paradise Island, Bahamas ESPN2/U 5/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 26 !vs. TBD Paradise Island, Bahamas ESPN2/U TBD
Dec. 4 CAMPBELL Siegel Center TBA
Dec. 8 JACKSONVILLE STATE Siegel Center TBA

Dec. 11 at Old Dominion Norfolk, Va. TBA
Dec. 15 FLORIDA ATLANTIC Siegel Center TBA
Dec. 18 PENN STATE Siegel Center NBCSN TBA
Dec. 21 NEW HAMPSHIRE Siegel Center TBA
Dec. 30 *GEORGE MASON Siegel Center TBA
Jan. 2 *DAVIDSON Siegel Center NBC Universal 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 5 *at Dayton Dayton, Ohio CBSSN TBA
Jan. 8 *at La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. NBC Universal 2 p.m.
Jan. 11 *GEORGE WASHINGTON Siegel Center TBA
Jan. 14 *at St. Bonaventure St. Bonaventure, N.Y. ESPN2 TBA
Jan. 22 *SAINT JOSEPH'S Siegel Center NBC Universal 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 *at Davidson Davidson, N.C. CBSSN TBA
Jan. 29 *at Richmond Robins Center CBSSN TBA
Feb. 2 *DAYTON Siegel Center CBSSN TBA
Feb. 5 *DUQUESNE Siegel Center TBA
Feb. 8 *RHODE ISLAND Siegel Center CBSSN TBA

Feb. 12 *at George Mason Fairfax, Va. TBA
Feb. 15 *at Fordham Bronx, N.Y. TBA
Feb. 18 *RICHMOND Siegel Center ESPN2 7 p.m.
Feb. 26 *at UMass Amherst, Mass. NBC Universal 4:30 p.m.
March 1 *ST. BONAVENTURE Siegel Center CBSSN TBA
March 5 *at Saint Louis St. Louis, Mo. ESPN2/U TBA
March 9-13 A-10 Tournament Washington, D.C. TBA TBA
 
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