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I keep thinking to myself that we certainly belong in the NCAA Tournament. With that in mind, maybe this year we'll be the beneficiary of "The Bernadette Effect" in Brooklyn? :D
What exactly is that effect? never heard it spelled out.
 

PhantomRam

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I'm betting the coaching staff and players also don't see that happening.
If our coaches and players do not have the mind set that they can win every game they play.... maybe we need other coaches and players.
No, no reasonable person would expect we will go 14-0..... but my point is, that needs to be the mindset going into every ball game.
 

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If our coaches and players do not have the mind set that they can win every game they play.... maybe we need other coaches and players.
No, no reasonable person would expect we will go 14-0..... but my point is, that needs to be the mindset going into every ball game.
Nobody expected almost every undefeated team to go undefeated...until they did it.
 

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The theory is teams that have an at large resume and likely into the NCAA tourney rarely win the conference tournament.
Which results in a “bid-stealer” like Saint Louis in 2019 or Davidson in 2018 winning the A10 tournament and taking a bid from another team that is on the bubble.

In our 7 years in the A10, 2013 Saint Louis, 2015 VCU, and 2016 Saint Joseph’s were the only conference tournament winners who were locks before the tournament. 2014 Saint Joseph’s and 2017 Rhode Island weren’t locks until they reached the conference title game, according to the selection committee.

And based on A10 forums, the Bernadette Effect has been a thing for years.
 
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Which results in a “bid-stealer” like Saint Louis in 2019 or Davidson in 2018 winning the A10 tournament and taking a bid from another team that is on the bubble.

In our 7 years in the A10, 2013 Saint Louis, 2015 VCU, and 2016 Saint Joseph’s were the only conference tournament winners who were locks before the tournament. 2014 Saint Joseph’s and 2017 Rhode Island weren’t locks until they reached the conference title game, according to the selection committee.

And based on A10 forums, the Bernadette Effect has been a thing for years.
 

VCU Finance 2008

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Which results in a “bid-stealer” like Saint Louis in 2019 or Davidson in 2018 winning the A10 tournament and taking a bid from another team that is on the bubble.

In our 7 years in the A10, 2013 Saint Louis, 2015 VCU, and 2016 Saint Joseph’s were the only conference tournament winners who were locks before the tournament. 2014 Saint Joseph’s and 2017 Rhode Island weren’t locks until they reached the conference title game, according to the selection committee.

And based on A10 forums, the Bernadette Effect has been a thing for years.
It might have bitten us a couple of times back when we were in the CAA.
 
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GuardTheArc

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The cumulative offensive regression of (and production from) the senior class this season is stunning.

Hyland (alone) outscored all four of them yesterday.

Hyland = 21 points in 27 minutes.
Seniors = 20 points in 79 minutes.

Without Hyland (a frosh), we're 4-16 from three (at home, against a sub-100 NET team minus their most important player).

Also, thank god for Santos-Silva. That guy has rescued us offensively in several games (GMU recently) and cleaned up some of the sloppy shooting/execution all season long (to make us look at least semi-competent at the offensive end in most games).

The seniors really need to get their act together over the final 13 regular season games (of their careers) and try to "will" us across the NCAA finish line. Hopefully, it's not too late for them (cumulatively) to step up (and not only lead but produce).
 

HBK

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The cumulative offensive regression of (and production from) the senior class this season is stunning.

Hyland (alone) outscored all four of them yesterday.

Hyland = 21 points in 27 minutes.
Seniors = 20 points in 79 minutes.

Without Hyland (a frosh), we're 4-16 from three (at home, against a sub-100 NET team minus their most important player).

Also, thank god for Santos-Silva. That guy has rescued us offensively in several games (GMU recently) and cleaned up some of the sloppy shooting/execution all season long (to make us look at least semi-competent at the offensive end in most games).

The seniors really need to get their act together over the final 13 regular season games (of their careers) and try to "will" us across the NCAA finish line. Hopefully, it's not too late for them (cumulatively) to step up (and not only lead but produce).
Jenkins has been very good this year. Career highs in rebounding, steals, FT percentage, assist-to-turnover. The only significant drop for him is in 3 point shooting. Finally, his defense has been the best he’s ever played.
 

Who_Dat_Ninja

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The cumulative offensive regression of (and production from) the senior class this season is stunning.

Hyland (alone) outscored all four of them yesterday.

Hyland = 21 points in 27 minutes.
Seniors = 20 points in 79 minutes.

Without Hyland (a frosh), we're 4-16 from three (at home, against a sub-100 NET team minus their most important player).

Also, thank god for Santos-Silva. That guy has rescued us offensively in several games (GMU recently) and cleaned up some of the sloppy shooting/execution all season long (to make us look at least semi-competent at the offensive end in most games).

The seniors really need to get their act together over the final 13 regular season games (of their careers) and try to "will" us across the NCAA finish line. Hopefully, it's not too late for them (cumulatively) to step up (and not only lead but produce).
Ya I been saying all season our freshman need to be playing more

maybe it’ll light a fire under our seniors
 
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urmite

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The B effect is pure BS. The whole gang is crooked? Really?
I don’t believe it is intentional. But...
2006 - GW NCAA 8 seed, X wins A-10 to be 14
2007 - X 9, GW wins to be 11
2008 - X 3, Temple wins to be 12
2009 X 4, Temple wins to be 11
 

GuardTheArc

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Jenkins has been very good this year. Career highs in rebounding, steals, FT percentage, assist-to-turnover. The only significant drop for him is in 3 point shooting. Finally, his defense has been the best he’s ever played.
Not really..........(original comment was about offensive production/efficiency/improvement, not D)

Top 60 HS recruit
- 6'5" senior shooting guard - 10.8 ppg (down from each of the last two years)
- 27 minutes per game (leads team)
- 40% FG
- 31% 3FG
- just 45 FTs attempted in 18 games (2.5 FT per game)
- 4.2 rebounds (up from 3.9)
- 2 assists per game
- no noticeable difference/improvement defensively that wouldn't otherwise be expected of any normal junior-to-senior progression


These are fairly pedestrian numbers for a starting shooting guard averaging 27 mpg; he likely won't make first or second team all A-10 his entire career. Decent player/career (two, hopefully three, NCAA appearances). Never quite made "the leap."

If you want to see what a "very good" senior year looks like, go check the senior stats of VCU guards/wings/perimeter players BA Walker, Jesse Pellot-Rosa, Eric Maynor, Melvin Johnson, Jamal Shuler, Brad Burgess, Troy Daniels, Jequan Lewis, Treveon Graham, etc.
 
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