21-22 Opponent Tracking Thread

BradRamFan

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VCU joined the A-10 for stiffer competition, not for cakewalks against downtrodden foes. Anyone know the A-10's NCAA record since the Rams joined the fold? Maybe conference should remove the "A" from title - "C"-10 might be a more fitting grade. "C" stands for mediocre.
This is true. The loss of Xavier, Temple and Bradley did hurt the A10. I think Davidson was a good addition but GMU has yet to materialize from the cellar. But part of the issue has been depletion of top teams over to the P5/6 as well as P5/6 scheduling that have hurt most all MM conferences across the board. And now the no sit transfer rule will further erode non-p5/6 conferences.
Nonetheless, we are still in a better place than we were in the CAA. And just look how far the CAA has fallen since 2012. I am happy to be a member of the A10 but would be even happier if either a few A10 cellar dwellers left the conference or majorly upped their game or we found a new home in a P5/6 conference like the BE. I think the attrition the A10 saw in 2013/14 will happen in the AAC when a few of their better football and bball schools get scarfed up by the majors when conference alignment occurs in a few years. So not sure a move to the AAC would benefit us in the long run.
 
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This is true. The loss of Xavier, Temple and Bradley did hurt the A10. I think Davidson was a good addition but GMU has yet to materialize from the cellar. But part of the issue has been depletion of top teams over to the P5/6 as well as P5/6 scheduling that have hurt most all MM conferences across the board. And now the no sit transfer rule will further erode non-p5/6 conferences.
Nonetheless, we are still in a better place than we were in the CAA. And just look how far the CAA has fallen since 2012. I am happy to be a member of the A10 but would be even happier if either a few A10 cellar dwellers left the conference or majorly upped their game or we found a new home in a P5/6 conference like the BE. I think the attrition the A10 saw in 2013/14 will happen in the AAC when a few of their better football and bball schools get scarfed up by the majors when conference alignment occurs in a few years. So not sure a move to the AAC would benefit us in the long run.
I know you know this, but just for the sake of clarification, it was Butler, not Bradley.
 

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The A10 has quite an alumni list ..... Butler, UNCC, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Temple, Villanova, VPI, West Virginia, Xavier ... imagine all those on the schedule.
I still have nightmares about the last time we played UNCC (Charlotte). We won, but man that was a tough game.
 
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I still have nightmares about the last time we played UNCC (Charlotte). We won, but man that was a tough game.
Also, Rams lost to UNCC in finals of Sun Belt tournament held at Coliseum .... that was a tough one, too, with Vince Wilson misfiring on a very difficult last-second shot. UNCC was kind of VCU before VCU, going to Final Four in mid '70 with standout Cornbread Maxwell. Like VCU, UNCC was considered an "outlaw school," like much of the original Sun Belt.
 

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Vince Wilson is a great human
And a pretty good b-ball player too.
about conferences: the A10 has also seen some pretty good programs decline in recent years. GW was strong when we entered the conference, so was St. Joe's, U. Mass had its years. Now these are only a shadow of the programs they were. Though they seem to have our number the same could be said for URI too. Hopefully these programs come back to at least close to where they used to be.
 

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VCU joined the A-10 for stiffer competition, not for cakewalks against downtrodden foes. Anyone know the A-10's NCAA record since the Rams joined the fold? Maybe conference should remove the "A" from title - "C"-10 might be a more fitting grade. "C" stands for mediocre.
ATLANTIC-10 NCAA RECORD SINCE VCU JOINED IN 2012-13
A-10 NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
YEARBIDSUNITSWINS
2021
2​
2​
0​
2020---
2019
2​
2​
0​
2018
3​
5​
2​
2017
3​
4​
1​
2016
3​
5​
2​
2015
3​
5​
2​
2014
6​
10​
4​
2013
5​
12​
7​
TOTAL
27​
45​
18​
AVG
3.4​
5.6​
2.3​
TEAMBIDSUNITSWINS
BUTLER
1​
2​
1​
DAVIDSON
2​
2​
0​
DAYTON
4​
9​
5​
GW
1​
1​
0​
LASALLE
1​
4​
3​
SBU
2​
3​
1​
SJU
2​
3​
1​
SLU
3​
5​
2​
TEMPLE
1​
2​
1​
UMASS
1​
1​
0​
URI
2​
4​
2​
VCU
7​
9​
2​
TOTAL
27​
45​
18​
 
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ATLANTIC-10 NCAA RECORD SINCE VCU JOINED IN 2012-13
A-10 NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
YEARBIDSUNITSWINS
2021
2​
2​
0​
2020---
2019
2​
2​
0​
2018
3​
5​
2​
2017
3​
4​
1​
2016
3​
5​
2​
2015
3​
5​
2​
2014
6​
10​
4​
2013
5​
12​
7​
TOTAL
27​
45​
18​
AVG
3.4​
5.6​
2.3​
TEAMBIDSUNITSWINS
BUTLER
1​
2​
1​
DAVIDSON
2​
2​
0​
DAYTON
4​
9​
5​
GW
1​
1​
0​
LASALLE
1​
4​
3​
SBU
2​
3​
1​
SJU
2​
3​
1​
SLU
3​
5​
2​
TEMPLE
1​
2​
1​
UMASS
1​
1​
0​
URI
2​
4​
2​
VCU
7​
9​
2​
TOTAL
27​
45​
18​
Where is FUR? Don’t see the arachnid in the team stats.
 
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