The Official Beat The Fayers in Ohio Thread

Mistachill

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VCU got schooled, and very badly I might add. There is no way in H*ll they win that game at home. That 20 point run was as bad as anything I've seen on the floor in a long while. That second half reminded me of the Purdue game in the Final four run.
Yeah, because there's no way we can turn things around in over a month before we play Dayton again. We might as well just forfeit the rest of our games. :roll:
 

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Yeah, because there's no way we can turn things around in over a month before we play Dayton again. We might as well just forfeit the rest of our games.
When did I ever say anything remotely like what you just stated ? They got abused badly tonight, and could still come back and win at home against Dayton. That has nothing to do with my comments about how well or badly they played tonight.

This game better be a wake up call, because if it's not their season will get very long, very quickly.
 
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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.
Our best chance for long term success beyond just being 1 and done in the tournament is stability at the head coaching position. We need a roster filled with the type of recruits that are best suited for the style of play Mike wants the team to employ. It’s pretty amazing that we’ve been as successful as we’ve been over the last couple of decades. I became a fan in 2004 and have watched the team go through 5 different coaches. I can’t even think of another program that’s endured that type of turnover and recruitment loss and still avoided a significant multi-season drop off like we have.
 

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When did I ever say anything remotely like what you just stated ? They got abused badly tonight, and could still come back and win at home against Dayton. That has nothing to do with my comments about how well or badly they played tonight.

This game better be a wake up call, because if it's not their season will get very long, very quickly.
There is no way in H*ll they win that game at home. Assuming you're referring to that upcoming game at the Stu next month?
 

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The kids couldn't hit water if they were in a boat tonight. That was as bad as it gets I hope.
EDIT, That game could have gone better, but the 20 point run doomed them. They have got to hit the open shots when they're there. Dayton also was lights out all night, so that made it even more difficult.
 

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Where have you been for the last 6 weeks?
Been watching every minute of every VCU game, either on TV or in person. I also took some time off work, spent some time over the holidays with family and friends. I watched a lot of football. How about you? What have you been doing for the last six weeks? :roll:
 
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There is no way in H*ll they win that game at home. Assuming you're referring to that upcoming game at the Stu next month?
No not at all. I meant that there is no way in H*ll they would have won that game at home tonight based on how they played. The next game with them isn't even on my radar right now, they have St. Bonny and FUR to deal with .
 

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No not at all. I meant that there is no way in H*ll they would have won that game at home tonight based on how they played. The next game with them isn't even on my radar right now, they have St. Bonny and FUR to deal with .
Got it. Not sure I agree, but I understand. I don't think you can assume Dayton or VCU would play the same way if this game were in Richmond.
 
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In fairness to Vann he was having a good game until those missed back-to-back threes. I think he had seven first half points and drew a couple of fouls including a charge. When he was driving he looked like his old self but those two missed shots seemed to suck the life out of him. I would give anything to see him abandon the three and focus on his strengths. Vann is capable of scoring 9-11/night without putting up a bunch of three point attempts. It would make a world of difference for this team.
 

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Got it. Not sure I agree, but I understand. I don't think you can assume Dayton or VCU would play the same way if this game were in Richmond.
Yeah, sorry If my post was ambiguous. Of course home teams have an advantage, but URI won here Saturday, and Dayton is miles better than that team currently. We'll see next month.
 
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In fairness to Vann he was having a good game until those missed back-to-back threes. I think he had seven first half points and drew a couple of fouls including a charge. When he was driving he looked like his old self but those two missed shots seemed to suck the life out of him. I would give anything to see him abandon the three and focus on his strengths. Vann is capable of scoring 9-11/night without putting up a bunch of three point attempts. It would make a world of difference for this team.
I guess Vann playing a good half a game is a step.
 

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In fairness to Vann he was having a good game until those missed back-to-back threes. I think he had seven first half points and drew a couple of fouls including a charge. When he was driving he looked like his old self but those two missed shots seemed to suck the life out of him. I would give anything to see him abandon the three and focus on his strengths. Vann is capable of scoring 9-11/night without putting up a bunch of three point attempts. It would make a world of difference for this team.
Completely agree. Sixth man can work for defensive specialists, too, just more common for offense.
 

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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.
darn. Rhoades doesn't even get to four recruiting classes, after receiving votes in the rankings just one week ago, and now the end is near. Santos-Silva, Hyland, Curry, Douglas, Baldwin, McAllister, and Ward are doomed in the coming years.
 

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Here's the difference this year versus those other years: we've played 17 games. Our projected best player (Evans) has scored single digits in six of the those games, all in the past 11 games. I would bet anything if you looked at those previous seasons you referenced, nobody who was viewed as our best player (especially as a senior) has performed like that. That is concerning moving forward.
I definitely wouldn’t argue with that. I was expecting him to be our goto guy this season. Things could still turn around for him though. He’s shown a lot of resilience through his multiple injuries and I hate seeing him struggle in his final season. I do feel like he gets bullied on the floor and the refs kind of let it go because he’s always looking to draw the foul. I feel like if he could make adjustments for that things might get easier for him.