- Feb 9, 2010
Paco Kunk?No that's not it at all.
You know how people shorten their first and/or last name and go by that as their nick name? For Example Dwyane Wade from the Heat goes by D-Wade all the time. Joey Rodriguez goes by J-Rod, Brandon Rozzell goes by B-Rozz… just to name a few.
Pkunk is the same for me.... anyone who knows me in person, knows that.
Good luck on those tickets. For the life of me I don't know why this event is staged in a gym that seats 2400. It's not like when we travel to an island and play in a hotel. All the programs for this event have large fan bases and one team is playing in state. Total head scratcher if you ask me.
I hope you are correct because unlike Mollen, losing by 8 points in a 50 point game is sort of a shellacking IMO. But then again, it is a scrimmage so who knows what went on. And while some on here are saying that score doesn't mean anything, I have to ask....then why did they keep score?At least from a "score" prespective, that uva fan thing above is BS.
Seems to me that we lost to UVA by 8 last year, with a similar final score. Considering we were up in that game with 5 minutes to play, I wouldn't consider that game a shellacking. Without knowing any more details than I/most of us do, it's hard to have any kind of take away based on the score.I hope you are correct because unlike Mollen, losing by 8 points in a 50 point game is sort of a shellacking IMO. But then again, it is a scrimmage so who knows what went on. And while some on here are saying that score doesn't mean anything, I have to ask....then why did they keep score?
Ok, shellacking may be a bit to harsh but I sure would call it "pretty close" or "even". But I guess it is all in how we played....if we were up by 8 at three quarters of the way through and Rhoads pulled all the starters and threw in all the freshman, then I get losing by 8 wouldn't make me feel bad.
Probably leaked the box score to brag about "winning" the scrimmage. Last year when VCU went to Georgetown nothing was released. Some people said stuff like VCU won the 1st half and Georgetown won the 2nd half. Since no box score was released last season I doubt VCU would break trust and do it this year. Not sure yet if I have have anyone in the secret scrimmage this year. Last time VCU hosted UVA I had two people that sat in but they were told to keep it quiet. They gave me cryptic information. Probably the same this year but we get to see the team a week from today.
I wouldn't call it "close", but VCU did VERY well. Not gonna say what I know, but yeah, be PROUD
Heard Mike Gilmore had a good game, which is nice to hear. I was really impressed with how active he was in the B&G game, but wasn't the most efficient night for him during that one, so nice to hear he had himself a game today (although don't know the numbers on that). Also heard Corey played well and was a key part for us offensively. I think he's got a chance to be a real breakout player in this year's A-10, but time will tell.
Update: heard we actually lost by 3 points, but were apparently up fairly big in the second half.
Not sure of how minutes or personnel or whatever effected that, but that’s what I last heard. Obviously the two key variables missing were Evans for us and Akinjo for them. They are a kenpom preseason top-60 team after a so-so year last year, but return a ton from a team that had some really good wins in Big East play.
Note: Hoyas finished 94th on kenpom last season, which would’ve been 4th in the A-10. KP has them starting this season at No.57, which is higher than any A-10 team currently. Point being, if we’re competing with that, we should do well in conference, especially when our best player returns.
Heard De’Ri went off, but we’ve seen he’s capable of that.
I really think the key for us is gonna be getting Evans back on the court. Age wise he’ll basically be a senior and is just a deadly scoring guard who draws a ton of fouls, a skill that is just huge. He is statistically better than Eric Maynor and Treveon Graham at that skill, so we need that on the court.
I’m convinced VCU is going to surprise some A-10 fans this season and that we should definitely taking a step forward, but time will obviously tell on that. Gotta put it together on the court when the games count.
Can’t wait for Tuesday.
I think, because of the staff's preference, you can't really glean too much into VCU's scrimmages. They actually keep it a secret.I hear what you're saying, but look at this quote from a VCU article in today's Times Dispatch:
"The team experimented with different combinations against Georgetown, too, including playing the three freshmen (P.J. Byrd, Vince Williams and KeShawn Curry) on the floor together. Tuesday’s exhibition will be treated as a real game, Rhoades said. Twenty-two practices in, the Rams are ready for it."
My point is that some people seem to get worked up over the final score of a closed scrimmage. These scrimmages, as the quote above suggests, include coaches experimenting with things they wouldn't try in a real game. The three freshmen would most likely NEVER see the floor at the same time in a game this year, unless we were either up or down by 20+ late OR everyone is injured. In every sport, exhibition games and scrimmages are often used for experimentation or to run very basic things (NFL preseason, for example). Thus, the final score in a closed basketball scrimmage or an NFL preseason game is basically meaningless.
That said, tonight's result is more important because we are the more talented team, and we are treating it in a more serious fashion. However, whether we win or lose tonight doesn't impact our season at all.
I don't know how much of it is that, as it is that it's basketball season again Finally. Everyone is ready for games to start, everyone is anxious to see what this team can and will do this year.... and people just wanna know how we did against UVA. They wanna know how the young guys looked. Did Corey & Vince play, if so, how did they look coming off injuries that kept them out of B&G game.We have some people who are just dying to have that
"we beat the NC in a scrimmage at their place"
in their back pocket if they need it this year.