Every Double digit loss From 2002-03 season til now

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So in a previous thread I posted a list of all the worst losses in VCU History.... all by 15 pts or more.... I'm gonna expand it to all double digit point losses.

I'm also gonna take it one step further and break them down by coaches for you

Bold= Home Loss

Purple = Capel's losses
Blue = Grant's Losses
Green = Shaka's Losses
Orange = Wade's Losses
Black = Rhoades' Losses
  1. Jan. 2003 - 31 pts, UNC-W
  2. Feb 2022- 30 pts, Dayton
  3. Mar 2015- 27 pts, @ Davidson
  4. Jan 2018- 27 pts, @ Dayton
  5. Nov 2014- 24 pts, Villanova (Neutral Site)
  6. Feb 2018- 24 pts, @ GW
  7. Nov 2004- 24 pts- @UAB
  8. Nov 2017- 23 pts, @ Seton Hall
  9. Dec 2003- 21 pts @ #3 Georgia Tech
  10. Feb 2011 - 20 pts, GMU
  11. Jan 2022- 20 pts, @ St. Bonaventure
  12. Dec 2005- 20 pts, @ UNC-W
  13. Jan 2004- 20 pts, @ UNC-W
  14. Feb 2020- 18 pts, @ Saint Louis
  15. Feb 2020- 18 pts, @ Richmond
  16. Dec 2016- 18 pts, Illinois (Neutral Site)
  17. Nov 2013- 18 pts, Florida State (Neutral Site)
  18. Dec 2003- 18 pts, @ Richmond
  19. Mar 2003- 17 pts, @ UNC-W
  20. Dec 2014- 17 pts, #7 UVA
  21. Feb 2007-16 pts, @ odu
  22. Jan 2021- 16 pts, @ St. Bonaventure
  23. Nov 2009- 16 pts, @ West. Michigan
  24. Mar 2005- 15 pts, Davidson (NIT)
  25. Jan 2018- 15 pts, Richmond
  26. Jan 2021- 15 pts, Rhode Island
  27. Nov 2011- 15 pts, Seton Hall (Neutral site)
  28. March 2013- 15 pts, Michigan (NCAA Tourney game)
  29. March 2019- 15 pts, UCF (NCAA Tourney Game)
  30. Nov 2022- 15 Pts, @ Memphis
  31. Jan 2020- 14 pts, @ Dayton
  32. Nov 2021- 14 pts, Wagner
  33. Dec 2002- 14 pts, @ Ole Miss
  34. Nov 2004- 14 pts, #2 Wake Forest
  35. Feb 2013- 14 pts, @ Saint Louis
  36. Jan 2006- 13 pts, @ GMU
  37. Nov 2011- 13 pts, Georgia Tech (Neutral site)
  38. Dec 2015- 13 pts, @ Georgia Tech
  39. March 2016- 13 pts, Saint Joes (Neutral site)
  40. Feb 2018- 13 pts, #22 Rhode Island
  41. Jan 2020- 12 pts, @ Rhode Island
  42. Feb 2004- 12 pts, @ GMU
  43. Feb 2006- 12 pts, GMU
  44. Jan 2008- 12 pts, @ GMU
  45. Jan 2010- 12 pts, @ Northeastern
  46. Dec 2011- 12 pts @ Richmond
  47. Jan 2013- 12 pts @ Richmond
  48. Nov 2020- 12 pts, #15 West Virginia (Neutral Site)
  49. Jan 2007- 11 pts, @ Hofstra
  50. Nov 2008- 11 pts, @ #4 Oklahoma
  51. Feb 2011- 11 pts, @ Northeastern
  52. Feb 2011- 11 pts, Old Dominion
  53. Mar 2022- 11 pts, Richmond (neutral site)
  54. Nov 2017- 11 pts, Marquette (neutral site)
  55. Dec 2022- 11 pts, Jacksonville
  56. Dec 2003- 10 pts, UAB
  57. Feb 2005- 10 pts, @ Charleston
  58. Nov 2007- 10 pts, #18 Arkansas (Neutral site)
  59. Jan 2011- 10 pts, @ Georgia State
  60. Jan 2014- 10 pts, @ George Washington
  61. Feb 2017- 10 Pts, @ Rhode Island
  62. Nov 2018- 10 pts, @ Old Dominion
  63. Dec 2019- 10 pts, @ Wichita State
  64. Mar 2020- 10 pts, @ Davidson
  65. Dec 2022- 10 pts, @ Temple

So since the start of the 2002-03 season.... unless I missed a game somewhere (which is possible)... VCU has lost 65 games by 10 or more points. Here are the Breakdowns between Coaches in that span

Capel- 15 (4 home, 11 road, 0 neutral)
Grant- 5 (0 home, 4 road, 1 neutral)
Shaka- 16 (3 home, 9 away, 4 Neutral)
Wade- 4 (0 home, 2 road, 2 neutral)
Rhoades- 25 (6 home, 14 away, 5 neutral) (and counting)

Head Coaching Records of the same 5 coaches
Jeff Capel- 79-41 (65.8% W-L), 120 games
Anthony Grant- 76-25 (75.2% W-L), 101 games
Shaka Smart- 163-56 (74.4% W-L), 219 games
Will Wade- 51-20 (71.8 %), 71 games
Mike Rhoades- 117-58 (66.85%), 175 games (as of January 23rd, 2023)
 
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So in a previous thread I posted a list of all the worst losses in VCU History.... all by 15 pts or more.... I'm gonna expand it to all double digit point losses.

I'm also gonna take it one step further and break them down by coaches for you

Bold= Home Loss

Purple = Capel's losses
Blue = Grant's Losses
Green = Shaka's Losses
Orange = Wade's Losses
Black = Rhoades' Losses
  1. Jan. 2003 - 31 pts, UNC-W
  2. Feb 2022- 30 pts, Dayton
  3. Mar 2015- 27 pts, @ Davidson
  4. Jan 2018- 27 pts, @ Dayton
  5. Nov 2014- 24 pts, Villanova (Neutral Site)
  6. Feb 2018- 24 pts, @ GW
  7. Nov 2004- 24 pts- @UAB
  8. Nov 2017- 23 pts, @ Seton Hall
  9. Dec 2003- 21 pts @ #3 Georgia Tech
  10. Feb 2011 - 20 pts, GMU
  11. Jan 2022- 20 pts, @ St. Bonaventure
  12. Dec 2005- 20 pts, @ UNC-W
  13. Jan 2004- 20 pts, @ UNC-W
  14. Feb 2020- 18 pts, @ Saint Louis
  15. Feb 2020- 18 pts, @ Richmond
  16. Dec 2017- 18 pts, Illinois (Neutral Site)
  17. Nov 2013- 18 pts, Florida State (Neutral Site)
  18. Dec 2003- 18 pts, @ Richmond
  19. Mar 2003- 17 pts, @ UNC-W
  20. Dec 2014- 17 pts, #7 UVA
  21. Feb 2007-16 pts, @ odu
  22. Jan 2021- 16 pts, @ St. Bonaventure
  23. Nov 2009- 16 pts, @ West. Michigan
  24. Mar 2005- 15 pts, Davidson (NIT)
  25. Jan 2018- 15 pts, Richmond
  26. Jan 2021- 15 pts, Rhode Island
  27. Nov 2011- 15 pts, Seton Hall (Neutral site)
  28. March 2013- 15 pts, Michigan (NCAA Tourney game)
  29. March 2019- 15 pts, UCF (NCAA Tourney Game)
  30. Nov 2022- 15 Pts, @ Memphis
  31. Jan 2020- 14 pts, @ Dayton
  32. Nov 2021- 14 pts, Wagner
  33. Dec 2002- 14 pts, @ Ole Miss
  34. Nov 2004- 14 pts, #2 Wake Forest
  35. Feb 2013- 14 pts, @ Saint Louis
  36. Jan 2006- 13 pts, @ GMU
  37. Nov 2011- 13 pts, Georgia Tech (Neutral site)
  38. Dec 2015- 13 pts, @ Georgia Tech
  39. March 2016- 13 pts, Saint Joes (Neutral site)
  40. Feb 2018- 13 pts, #22 Rhode Island
  41. Jan 2020- 12 pts, @ Rhode Island
  42. Feb 2004- 12 pts, @ GMU
  43. Feb 2006- 12 pts, GMU
  44. Jan 2008- 12 pts, @ GMU
  45. Jan 2010- 12 pts, @ Northeastern
  46. Dec 2011- 12 pts @ Richmond
  47. Jan 2013- 12 pts @ Richmond
  48. Nov 2020- 12 pts, #15 West Virginia (Neutral Site)
  49. Jan 2007- 11 pts, @ Hofstra
  50. Nov 2008- 11 pts, @ #4 Oklahoma
  51. Feb 2011- 11 pts, @ Northeastern
  52. Feb 2011- 11 pts, Old Dominion
  53. Mar 2022- 11 pts, Richmond (neutral site)
  54. Nov 2017- 11 pts, Marquette (neutral site)
  55. Dec 2022- 11 pts, Jacksonville
  56. Dec 2003- 10 pts, UAB
  57. Feb 2005- 10 pts, @ Charleston
  58. Nov 2007- 10 pts, #18 Arkansas (Neutral site)
  59. Jan 2011- 10 pts, @ Georgia State
  60. Jan 2014- 10 pts, @ George Washington
  61. Feb 2017- 10 Pts, @ Rhode Island
  62. Nov 2018- 10 pts, @ Old Dominion
  63. Dec 2019- 10 pts, @ Wichita State
  64. Mar 2020- 10 pts, @ Davidson
  65. Dec 2022- 10 pts, @ Temple

So since the start of the 2002-03 season.... unless I missed a game somewhere (which is possible)... VCU has lost 65 games by 10 or more points. Here are the Breakdowns between Coaches in that span

Capel- 15 (4 home, 11 road, 0 neutral)
Grant- 5 (0 home, 4 road, 1 neutral)
Shaka- 16 (3 home, 9 away, 4 Neutral)
Wade- 4 (0 home, 2 road, 2 neutral)
Rhoades- 25 (6 home, 14 away, 5 neutral) (and counting)
thanks for data - any chance you can add total games for each coach that would make the point even more.
 

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Thanks for the data. It might also be helpful to add percentages for each coach since they’ve coached different numbers of games.
 

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Thanks for the data. It might also be helpful to add percentages for each coach since they’ve coached different numbers of games.
Did you mean number of 10+ losses/number of games coached?

Grant 5.0%
Wade 5.6%
Smart 7.3%
Capel 12.5%
Rhoades 15.2%

Does that look correct?
 
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Shaka’s are impressive when you consider the competition both in and out of conference since the A10 was having its good years. CAA wasn’t bad either. Rhoades’s- yikes
 

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Did you mean number of 10+ losses/number of games coached?

Grant 5.0%
Wade 5.6%
Smart 7.3%
Capel 12.5%
Rhoades 15.2%

Does that look correct?
Those #'s are correct

And % of losses that were by 10+ points are as follows
Capel- 36.6%
Grant- 20%
Shaka- 28.6%
Wade- 20%
Rhoades- 43.9%
 

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So in a previous thread I posted a list of all the worst losses in VCU History.... all by 15 pts or more.... I'm gonna expand it to all double digit point losses.

I'm also gonna take it one step further and break them down by coaches for you

Bold= Home Loss

Purple = Capel's losses
Blue = Grant's Losses
Green = Shaka's Losses
Orange = Wade's Losses
Black = Rhoades' Losses
  1. Jan. 2003 - 31 pts, UNC-W
  2. Feb 2022- 30 pts, Dayton
  3. Mar 2015- 27 pts, @ Davidson
  4. Jan 2018- 27 pts, @ Dayton
  5. Nov 2014- 24 pts, Villanova (Neutral Site)
  6. Feb 2018- 24 pts, @ GW
  7. Nov 2004- 24 pts- @UAB
  8. Nov 2017- 23 pts, @ Seton Hall
  9. Dec 2003- 21 pts @ #3 Georgia Tech
  10. Feb 2011 - 20 pts, GMU
  11. Jan 2022- 20 pts, @ St. Bonaventure
  12. Dec 2005- 20 pts, @ UNC-W
  13. Jan 2004- 20 pts, @ UNC-W
  14. Feb 2020- 18 pts, @ Saint Louis
  15. Feb 2020- 18 pts, @ Richmond
  16. Dec 2017- 18 pts, Illinois (Neutral Site)
  17. Nov 2013- 18 pts, Florida State (Neutral Site)
  18. Dec 2003- 18 pts, @ Richmond
  19. Mar 2003- 17 pts, @ UNC-W
  20. Dec 2014- 17 pts, #7 UVA
  21. Feb 2007-16 pts, @ odu
  22. Jan 2021- 16 pts, @ St. Bonaventure
  23. Nov 2009- 16 pts, @ West. Michigan
  24. Mar 2005- 15 pts, Davidson (NIT)
  25. Jan 2018- 15 pts, Richmond
  26. Jan 2021- 15 pts, Rhode Island
  27. Nov 2011- 15 pts, Seton Hall (Neutral site)
  28. March 2013- 15 pts, Michigan (NCAA Tourney game)
  29. March 2019- 15 pts, UCF (NCAA Tourney Game)
  30. Nov 2022- 15 Pts, @ Memphis
  31. Jan 2020- 14 pts, @ Dayton
  32. Nov 2021- 14 pts, Wagner
  33. Dec 2002- 14 pts, @ Ole Miss
  34. Nov 2004- 14 pts, #2 Wake Forest
  35. Feb 2013- 14 pts, @ Saint Louis
  36. Jan 2006- 13 pts, @ GMU
  37. Nov 2011- 13 pts, Georgia Tech (Neutral site)
  38. Dec 2015- 13 pts, @ Georgia Tech
  39. March 2016- 13 pts, Saint Joes (Neutral site)
  40. Feb 2018- 13 pts, #22 Rhode Island
  41. Jan 2020- 12 pts, @ Rhode Island
  42. Feb 2004- 12 pts, @ GMU
  43. Feb 2006- 12 pts, GMU
  44. Jan 2008- 12 pts, @ GMU
  45. Jan 2010- 12 pts, @ Northeastern
  46. Dec 2011- 12 pts @ Richmond
  47. Jan 2013- 12 pts @ Richmond
  48. Nov 2020- 12 pts, #15 West Virginia (Neutral Site)
  49. Jan 2007- 11 pts, @ Hofstra
  50. Nov 2008- 11 pts, @ #4 Oklahoma
  51. Feb 2011- 11 pts, @ Northeastern
  52. Feb 2011- 11 pts, Old Dominion
  53. Mar 2022- 11 pts, Richmond (neutral site)
  54. Nov 2017- 11 pts, Marquette (neutral site)
  55. Dec 2022- 11 pts, Jacksonville
  56. Dec 2003- 10 pts, UAB
  57. Feb 2005- 10 pts, @ Charleston
  58. Nov 2007- 10 pts, #18 Arkansas (Neutral site)
  59. Jan 2011- 10 pts, @ Georgia State
  60. Jan 2014- 10 pts, @ George Washington
  61. Feb 2017- 10 Pts, @ Rhode Island
  62. Nov 2018- 10 pts, @ Old Dominion
  63. Dec 2019- 10 pts, @ Wichita State
  64. Mar 2020- 10 pts, @ Davidson
  65. Dec 2022- 10 pts, @ Temple

So since the start of the 2002-03 season.... unless I missed a game somewhere (which is possible)... VCU has lost 65 games by 10 or more points. Here are the Breakdowns between Coaches in that span

Capel- 15 (4 home, 11 road, 0 neutral)
Grant- 5 (0 home, 4 road, 1 neutral)
Shaka- 16 (3 home, 9 away, 4 Neutral)
Wade- 4 (0 home, 2 road, 2 neutral)
Rhoades- 25 (6 home, 14 away, 5 neutral) (and counting)

Head Coaching Records of the same 5 coaches
Jeff Capel- 79-41 (65.8% W-L), 120 games
Anthony Grant- 76-25 (75.2% W-L), 101 games
Shaka Smart- 163-56 (74.4% W-L), 219 games
Will Wade- 51-20 (71.8 %), 71 games
Mike Rhoades- 107-57 (65.2%), 164 games (as of December 8, 2022)
We lost by 20 to GMU during our Final Four season. Yikes.
 

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We lost by 20 to GMU during our Final Four season. Yikes.
At home no less.... and followed it up with a 10 point loss at home to ole dirty.

and the year we beat duke we lost by 16 at ole dirty
 

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Those #'s are correct

And % of losses that were by 10+ points are as follows
Capel- 36.6%
Grant- 20%
Shaka- 28.6%
Wade- 20%
Rhoades- 43.9%

That right there tells you Mike Rhoades and staff are not very good at making in game adjustments. Just like he didn't know how to call a timeout when he got here to stop the bleeding. He still has a problem with timeout usage.
 

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So in a previous thread I posted a list of all the worst losses in VCU History.... all by 15 pts or more.... I'm gonna expand it to all double digit point losses.

I'm also gonna take it one step further and break them down by coaches for you

Bold= Home Loss

Purple = Capel's losses
Blue = Grant's Losses
Green = Shaka's Losses
Orange = Wade's Losses
Black = Rhoades' Losses
  1. Jan. 2003 - 31 pts, UNC-W
  2. Feb 2022- 30 pts, Dayton
  3. Mar 2015- 27 pts, @ Davidson
  4. Jan 2018- 27 pts, @ Dayton
  5. Nov 2014- 24 pts, Villanova (Neutral Site)
  6. Feb 2018- 24 pts, @ GW
  7. Nov 2004- 24 pts- @UAB
  8. Nov 2017- 23 pts, @ Seton Hall
  9. Dec 2003- 21 pts @ #3 Georgia Tech
  10. Feb 2011 - 20 pts, GMU
  11. Jan 2022- 20 pts, @ St. Bonaventure
  12. Dec 2005- 20 pts, @ UNC-W
  13. Jan 2004- 20 pts, @ UNC-W
  14. Feb 2020- 18 pts, @ Saint Louis
  15. Feb 2020- 18 pts, @ Richmond
  16. Dec 2017- 18 pts, Illinois (Neutral Site)
  17. Nov 2013- 18 pts, Florida State (Neutral Site)
  18. Dec 2003- 18 pts, @ Richmond
  19. Mar 2003- 17 pts, @ UNC-W
  20. Dec 2014- 17 pts, #7 UVA
  21. Feb 2007-16 pts, @ odu
  22. Jan 2021- 16 pts, @ St. Bonaventure
  23. Nov 2009- 16 pts, @ West. Michigan
  24. Mar 2005- 15 pts, Davidson (NIT)
  25. Jan 2018- 15 pts, Richmond
  26. Jan 2021- 15 pts, Rhode Island
  27. Nov 2011- 15 pts, Seton Hall (Neutral site)
  28. March 2013- 15 pts, Michigan (NCAA Tourney game)
  29. March 2019- 15 pts, UCF (NCAA Tourney Game)
  30. Nov 2022- 15 Pts, @ Memphis
  31. Jan 2020- 14 pts, @ Dayton
  32. Nov 2021- 14 pts, Wagner
  33. Dec 2002- 14 pts, @ Ole Miss
  34. Nov 2004- 14 pts, #2 Wake Forest
  35. Feb 2013- 14 pts, @ Saint Louis
  36. Jan 2006- 13 pts, @ GMU
  37. Nov 2011- 13 pts, Georgia Tech (Neutral site)
  38. Dec 2015- 13 pts, @ Georgia Tech
  39. March 2016- 13 pts, Saint Joes (Neutral site)
  40. Feb 2018- 13 pts, #22 Rhode Island
  41. Jan 2020- 12 pts, @ Rhode Island
  42. Feb 2004- 12 pts, @ GMU
  43. Feb 2006- 12 pts, GMU
  44. Jan 2008- 12 pts, @ GMU
  45. Jan 2010- 12 pts, @ Northeastern
  46. Dec 2011- 12 pts @ Richmond
  47. Jan 2013- 12 pts @ Richmond
  48. Nov 2020- 12 pts, #15 West Virginia (Neutral Site)
  49. Jan 2007- 11 pts, @ Hofstra
  50. Nov 2008- 11 pts, @ #4 Oklahoma
  51. Feb 2011- 11 pts, @ Northeastern
  52. Feb 2011- 11 pts, Old Dominion
  53. Mar 2022- 11 pts, Richmond (neutral site)
  54. Nov 2017- 11 pts, Marquette (neutral site)
  55. Dec 2022- 11 pts, Jacksonville
  56. Dec 2003- 10 pts, UAB
  57. Feb 2005- 10 pts, @ Charleston
  58. Nov 2007- 10 pts, #18 Arkansas (Neutral site)
  59. Jan 2011- 10 pts, @ Georgia State
  60. Jan 2014- 10 pts, @ George Washington
  61. Feb 2017- 10 Pts, @ Rhode Island
  62. Nov 2018- 10 pts, @ Old Dominion
  63. Dec 2019- 10 pts, @ Wichita State
  64. Mar 2020- 10 pts, @ Davidson
  65. Dec 2022- 10 pts, @ Temple

So since the start of the 2002-03 season.... unless I missed a game somewhere (which is possible)... VCU has lost 65 games by 10 or more points. Here are the Breakdowns between Coaches in that span

Capel- 15 (4 home, 11 road, 0 neutral)
Grant- 5 (0 home, 4 road, 1 neutral)
Shaka- 16 (3 home, 9 away, 4 Neutral)
Wade- 4 (0 home, 2 road, 2 neutral)
Rhoades- 25 (6 home, 14 away, 5 neutral) (and counting)

Head Coaching Records of the same 5 coaches
Jeff Capel- 79-41 (65.8% W-L), 120 games
Anthony Grant- 76-25 (75.2% W-L), 101 games
Shaka Smart- 163-56 (74.4% W-L), 219 games
Will Wade- 51-20 (71.8 %), 71 games
Mike Rhoades- 107-57 (65.2%), 164 games (as of December 8, 2022)
I am in dark mode. Change your black color scheme :lol:
 
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That right there tells you Mike Rhoades and staff are not very good at making in game adjustments. Just like he didn't know how to call a timeout when he got here to stop the bleeding. He still has a problem with timeout usage.
I think you can also deduce that game plans are not so hot either.
 

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...just discovering this thread...what's missing is a weighting to lend perspective.
  • what were the 'ratings' of each team we lost to by double digits.
  • how 'senior' were these VCU teams; were they teams made up of guys who had played 2+ years together, or was it a mix of new comers/transfers?
  • were these OOC loses or in conference loses and when did they occur (Oct-Dec or Jan-Mar)?
While it's easy to run numbers of double digit loses; this is college B-Ball and context matters. Was the team working in new guys into the rotation or adding a new Freshman PG in November/December? Were we playing a team ranked 2x us (at that time) and we simply did what was expected?
Perhaps a rating of 'bad loses' using a more rounded analysis would be better.
 
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...just discovering this thread...what's missing is a weighting to lend perspective.
  • what were the 'ratings' of each team we lost to by double digits.
  • how 'senior' were these VCU teams; were they teams made up of guys who had played 2+ years together, or was it a mix of new comers/transfers?
  • were these OOC loses or in conference loses and when did they occur (Oct-Dec or Jan-Mar)?
While it's easy to run numbers of double digit loses; this is college B-Ball and context matters. Was the team working in new guys into the rotation or adding a new Freshman PG in November/December? Were we playing a team ranked 2x us (at that time) and we simply did what was expected?
Perhaps a rating of 'bad loses' using a more rounded analysis would be better.

I just did it by double digits because its something that's easily accessible.

And sure Context matters.... but if we went through and looked at things strictly by how senior a team was..... or teams with the most/least chemistry, or teams battling injuries... etc. The list of "bad losses" would be significantly higher.... for example the Duquesne game we played a few weeks ago would be on this list.... and almost was cause we almost lost by double figures.... and that was definitely a bad loss by us.

Also all the games over the years where we had decent leads & lost the game.... also would be on this list.

Also think bout this... there have been games on this list where we did not have certain players and we got blown out.... you know what that shows? It shows we relied too heavily on one player to carry the team.... and that the players that came to fill in... were not prepared enough/ready enough for that role.

For example.... last year the 2 Dayton games

At Dayton- Stockard, Nunn & Nichols did not play.... we won the game by 1 on the road in a hostile environment
Home versus Dayton- Deloach, Vince, & Nichols did not play..... we lost by 30 at home.

You can interchange Stockard & Deloach for one another.... Nichols rarely played anyway... and we got Nunn back who we didn't have in the first matchup. Vince may have been our best player & leader.... but I'm sorry there is no way even with Vince not playing..... that we should have lost that game by 30 AT HOME. Absolutely positively Not a chance.


So sure you can sit here and want to say well this loss isn't as bad because we were without so & so.... or this loss isn't as bad because the team was young... or this loss isn't as bad because we were playing a Top 25 ranked program.

Well guess what... some of those same teams played teams that were much better than them & put up a better showing. For example....

Go back to the 2020 season... how is it we compete with #5 Dayton at home (only losing by 5)... yet we got blasted by UR by 18 at the Robins Center 3 days prior and got blasted by SLU on the road 3 days after both by 18 pts.

Makes absolutely 0 sense.
 
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