The Official Beat The Fayers in Ohio Thread

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I remember Dom Jones had a break out sophomore season and then as a junior he had a drop-off and we found out after the season he was dealing with a foot injury all year. Gotta wonder if something similar is going on with Evans and/or Vann.
Let the excuses begin.
 
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I know people are freaking out right now about the season so far but we’re pretty much on par with all our previous seasons going back to 2013. Every season since 2013 we’ve had 4+ losses by the 2nd/3rd week on January. Some of those losses included us being absolutely destroyed by Villanova, Dayton and Illinois, losing to Fordham and losing at home to division II Queens. There’s been embarrassment and frustration every season and there’s always people ready to jump ship but every season, minus Mike’s first season, the team was able to turn it around and make the NCAA tourney. There’s still plenty of basketball to be played and while we may be on the wrong side of the bubble (as we’ve often been at this point in previous seasons) we have a great shot at playing ourselves back in.
 
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I know people are freaking out right now about the season so far but we’re pretty much on par with all our previous seasons going back to 2013. Every season since 2013 we’ve had 4+ losses by the 2nd/3rd week on January. Some of those losses included us being absolutely destroyed by Villanova, Dayton and Illinois, losing to Fordham and losing at home to division II Queens. There’s been embarrassment and frustration every season and there’s always people ready to jump ship but every season, minus Mike’s first season, the team was able to turn it around and make the NCAA tourney. There’s still plenty of basketball to be played and while we may be on the wrong side of the bubble (as we’ve often been at this point in previous seasons) we have a great shot at playing ourselves back in.

Depends on if you want to be 1 and done most years in the tournament (which sound good right now) or if you have bigger plans. There have been lots of investments made in the program. Also can't overlook we have many more buy games on the home schedule now too.
 

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I know people are freaking out right now about the season so far but we’re pretty much on par with all our previous seasons going back to 2013. Every season since 2013 we’ve had 4+ losses by the 2nd/3rd week on January. Some of those losses included us being absolutely destroyed by Villanova, Dayton and Illinois, losing to Fordham and losing at home to division II Queens. There’s been embarrassment and frustration every season and there’s always people ready to jump ship but every season, minus Mike’s first season, the team was able to turn it around and make the NCAA tourney. There’s still plenty of basketball to be played and while we may be on the wrong side of the bubble (as we’ve often been at this point in previous seasons) we have a great shot at playing ourselves back in.
Your observations and assessment are spot on. I believe the meltdowns are a result of buying into the preseason expectations (I’m guilty) and then seeing each of those expeditions fall away one loss at a time.
 
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Tonight was not only potentially the beginning of the end of VCU's at-large chances this season, but it could even be the beginning of the end of an entire era of success and dominance at VCU that has been built up for literally more than a decade, if everyone doesn't come to their senses very quickly. VCU now has five losses this season, and they have been against the five best teams we've faced. In other words, this is not a fluke but rather the reality and byproduct of having a legitimately subpar, or even poor and lackluster, team, if the standard is to be in a position to earn an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament, which was starting to become the standard at VCU. Very hard to deny this after tonight. The team is simply broken. Offense is an absolute travesty, and there legitimately may be some DII or DIII teams that could beat us on the right day. Bones Hyland needs to start for Marcus Evans immediately. Marcus is a warrior for fighting through so many tough injuries, but his body is just not there to compete at a high D1 level anymore. He's an absolute turnover machine. Machine! Santos Silva is the only consistently great, or even good, player for VCU night and night out. Vann has totally forgotten how to play basketball. Vince Williams alternates between shooting smooth swishes and horrific bricks every game. Rhoades is showing very little emotion even as we get our tail kicked. Somehow, nearly a decade after the Final Four team and then, after that, Briante Weber, we seem to have completely regressed in terms of passion and intensity on the court. If VCU doesn't land an at-large berth and doesn't win the A-10 Tournament, VCU will have missed the Big Dance 2 of 3 years under Rhoades. Haven't been back to the Sweet 16 since 2011 Final Four run. Meanwhile, Butler is the No. 6 team in the country. Scary, scary times folks.
 
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Bah. Make or miss game. Missing a few too many right now. Still plenty of chances to turn that around, although they're dwindling. Pretty sure we win that game in Richmond. Look forward to the rematch.
 

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Tonight was not only potentially the beginning of the end of VCU's at-large chances this season, but it could even be the beginning of the end of an entire era of success and dominance at VCU that has been built up for literally more than a decade, if everyone doesn't come to their senses very quickly. VCU now has five losses this season, and they have been against the five best teams we've faced. In other words, this is not a fluke but rather the reality and byproduct of having a legitimately subpar, or even poor and lackluster, team, if the standard is to be in a position to earn an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament, which was starting to become the standard at VCU. Very hard to deny this after tonight. The team is simply broken. Offense is an absolute travesty, and there legitimately may be some DII or DIII teams that could beat us on the right day. Bones Hyland needs to start for Marcus Evans immediately. Marcus is a warrior for fighting through so many tough injuries, but his body is just not there to compete at a high D1 level anymore. He's an absolute turnover machine. Machine! Santos Silva is the only consistently great, or even good, player for VCU night and night out. Vann has totally forgotten how to play basketball. Vince Williams alternates between shooting smooth swishes and horrific bricks every game. Rhoades is showing very little emotion even as we get our tail kicked. Somehow, nearly a decade after the Final Four team and then, after that, Briante Weber, we seem to have completely regressed in terms of passion and intensity on the court. If VCU doesn't land an at-large berth and doesn't win the A-10 Tournament, VCU will have missed the Big Dance 2 of 3 years under Rhoades. Haven't been back to the Sweet 16 since 2011 Final Four run. Meanwhile, Butler is the No. 6 team in the country. Scary, scary times folks.

The beginning of the end everyone!