21-22 Opponent Tracking Thread

urmite

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The only thing that bothers me is that he played his 4 years then got the COVID gift that allowed the record. I think Gilyard is a good player, and seems to be a decent dude. I don't begrudge him some shine for what he has accomplished. But the only way this should ever be talked about is with an asterisk.
I agree that many of the career stats don’t mean much, because of minutes, games, opponents…
But if 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 were normal he would have 32+32 games minimum. He had 31+23+9 so far that is 63.

And I still wonder what Desmond Cambridge would have done with 4 seasons.
 

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I agree that many of the career stats don’t mean much, because of minutes, games, opponents…
But if 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 were normal he would have 32+32 games minimum. He had 31+23+9 so far that is 63.

And I still wonder what Desmond Cambridge would have done with 4 seasons.
Fair, but realistically he missed 9 or so games total because of COVID? A few which may have been Richmond's fault? How many players go through their careers with 0 missed games due to injuries and full time starter minutes from day 1?
 

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How many career records are normalized in sports? number of home runs?...no. Career touchdowns.....career passing years....career interceptions....career NBA rings......career point totals in basketball.......all are a no I believe.
Nonetheless, we all know the truth even if it is not posted in the record books. And Kudos to Gilyard for getting the record. We now have even more reason to snuff them out when we play UR this season. Put it up on the locker room door.
 

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How many career records are normalized in sports? number of home runs?...no. Career touchdowns.....career passing years....career interceptions....career NBA rings......career point totals in basketball.......all are a no I believe.
Nonetheless, we all know the truth even if it is not posted in the record books. And Kudos to Gilyard for getting the record. We now have even more reason to snuff them out when we play UR this season. Put it up on the locker room door.
It's different for college sports. Your pro career lasts as long as you can play. The NCAA gives you 4 years. Whatever you have at the end of your 4 years should be the basis of comparison. I am not complaining that Bri isn't considered the leader because he "would have" shattered the record if he hadn't been injured. He did. He exhausted his eligibility.
 

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The NCAA hasn't put out a formal announcement yet, but the first NET of the season is out. Thanks to West Pine Bills for pointing it out on Twitter. VCU is #72 in the NET. Of course, since this is the first NET of the season, the numbers are kind of weird.

The full ranking can be found here.

A-10 NET:


Opponent NET:

Saint Peter's - #242 (W)
Wagner - #23 (L)
Vanderbilt - #84 (W)
Chattanooga - #29 (L)
Syracuse - #117 (W)
Baylor - #6 (L)
UConn - #13 (L)
Campbell - #92 (W)
Jacksonville State - #205
Old Dominion - #241
Florida Atlantic - #226
Penn State - #137
New Hampshire - #109
 

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Out of Conference Opponents
St. Peters
(2-4)... Lost to VCU 57-54
Wagner
(3-1)... Beat VCU 58-44
@ Vanderbilt (5-2)... Lost to VCU 48-37
Chattanooga
(7-1)... Beat VCU 56-54
Syracuse*- (5-3) (Battle 4 Atlantis).... Lost to VCU 67-55
#6 Baylor*- (8-0) (Battle 4 Atlantis).... Beat VCU 69-61
#22 UConn*- (8-1) (Battle 4 Atlantis).... Beat VCU 70-63 in OT
Campbell
(6-2).... Lost to VCU 65-61
Jacksonville State
(3-4)
@ Old Dominion (4-5)
Florida Atlantic (5-4)
Penn State (4-4)
New Hampshire (4-2)


Conference Opponents
Davidson x2
(6-2) (0-0 in A-10)
Dayton x2 (6-3) (0-0 in A-10)
Duquesne (3-6) (0-0 in A-10)
@ Fordham (6-4) (0-0 in A-10)
George Mason x2 (4-5) (0-0 in A-10)
George Washington (2-8) (0-0 in A-10)
@ La Salle (3-4) (0-0 in A-10)
@ UMass (6-3) (0-0 in A-10)
Rhode Island (6-3) (0-0 in A-10)
Richmond x2 (5-4) (0-0 in A-10)
Saint Joseph's (4-4) (0-0 in A-10)
@ Saint Louis (7-2) (0-0 in A-10)
St. Bonaventure x2 (7-1) (0-0 in A-10)

Non Conference Opponent Record: 61-30
Conference Opponent Record: 67-51 (0-0 in conference play)
Combined Overall Record: 128-81
 

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The NCAA hasn't put out a formal announcement yet, but the first NET of the season is out. Thanks to West Pine Bills for pointing it out on Twitter. VCU is #72 in the NET. Of course, since this is the first NET of the season, the numbers are kind of weird.

The full ranking can be found here.

A-10 NET:


Opponent NET:

Saint Peter's - #242 (W)
Wagner - #23 (L)
Vanderbilt - #84 (W)
Chattanooga - #29 (L)
Syracuse - #117 (W)
Baylor - #6 (L)
UConn - #13 (L)
Campbell - #92 (W)
Jacksonville State - #205
Old Dominion - #241
Florida Atlantic - #226
Penn State - #137
New Hampshire - #109
It's obviously very early, but the NET focuses more on efficiency than RPI did. Our defense is ELITE so I imagine our NET will be a little higher than our KenPom ranking most of this year, just like it was in 18-19 and 20-21. KenPom penalized us a tad more for poor offense in both of those seasons.

Regardless - NET doesn't mean but so much if you don't pickup good wins.
 

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I hesitate to post this because I do think Gilyard is a good dude, and he personally doesn't deserve grief, but this is funny

Did you take that as a dig on Gilyard? To me, it seems like more of burn on us as it’s gotten a lot of negative energy here.

To me NCAA records are nice, but in many ways also meaningless, since the level of competition varies so much. For example, had Marcus Evans stayed at Rice, he probably could have gotten close to 2700 career points, while i don’t think that would have happened with his transfer here even if he didn’t get hurt.
 

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Did you take that as a dig on Gilyard? To me, it seems like more of burn on us as it’s gotten a lot of negative energy here.

To me NCAA records are nice, but in many ways also meaningless, since the level of competition varies so much. For example, had Marcus Evans stayed at Rice, he probably could have gotten close to 2700 career points, while i don’t think that would have happened with his transfer here even if he didn’t get hurt.
And if Marcus had gotten to 2700 points, he'd have had 400 more than Kareem/Lew Alcindor. Of course, Lew only had three years so . . . .
 
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