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Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« on: November 15, 2019, 11:39:15 pm »
UT RIO GRANDE VALLEY (1-2)
Last Game: North Dakota State 76, UT Rio Grande Valley 70 on 11/15/19
Last Game with SBU: First meeting
Checkmate Unofficial Line: UT Rio Grande Valley -3
Net Ranking: TBD
KenPom RPI: Stony Brook 224, UT Rio Grande Valley 235
KenPom Prediction: Stony Brook 68, UT Rio Grande Valley 67
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Notables:
6-3/180 gr G Jordan Jackson 16.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.0 spg, .375 3-pt FG%, .778 FT%
5-11/175 jr G Javon Levi 12.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 7.3 apg, 4.0 spg, .500 3-pt FG%
6-7/190 sr F Lesley Varner III 9.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.0 spg
6-6/190 jr G Chris Freeman 8.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, .455 3-pt FG%
6-4/195 rfr G Quinton Johnson II 8.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, .357 3-pt FG%

First off, an all-time great nickname: the Vaqueros Ė "a cowboy; a cattle driver."

I'm not going to belabor this one. After all, it's a quick turnaround for the team and for yours truly. Will anybody be tuning in?

This team is plenty dangerous, having been selected to finish fourth in the WAC. We'll have our work cut out for us as we can't expect a veteran group to throw the ball around like TAMUCC did. Many of these guys were part of last year's 20-win campaign and have just come up short against the Dakota States Ė North and South. They just  gave NDSU, the Summit League's preseason #1, everything it could handle.

I keep referring to our stamina here. UTRGV had TEN guys play at least 10 minutes in tonight's win, and nobody had more than 33 minutes (Jackson en route to a career-high 29; Levi en route to a near triple double). It's like, I dunno, the coach knew he had three games to get through Ė not a wild concept. By contrast, we had just six 10+ minute guys, with Foreman (37), Olaniyi (34) and Garcia (34) all leaving it all out there. Are they prepared to hit free throws in the second of three games in three days? We hit just 9 of 17 tonight. I just have a hunch that energy is going to play a factor in the last 10 minutes Ė they're shuffling players in and out, we're exhausting our core guys. We'll soon see.

Quick check on Vegas: we're a 2.5 point favorite at the moment.
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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 10:29:36 am »
Thanks for the quick turnaround; we are spoiled with your analyses. I will definitely be tuning in.  I really feel we stole last nightís game, and itíll be interesting to see how well we perform in a back-to-back. Did anyone notice that Foreman appeared to injure (or RE-injure) something right at the end of the game? Hope heís ok, as he was instrumental in last nightís win, and love him as the floor general and someone who can shoot. I know Eli is one of our leaders, but he really needs to temper some of those long, out-of-rhythm 3ís, imo. Continue to love Mo and Garcia finished real strong yesterday too.
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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 02:42:47 pm »
thanks checkie!

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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 04:57:10 pm »
Broadcast has been delayed?  I thought they were 1st game today. Hope itís not tech difficulties.
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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2019, 05:09:46 pm »
No commentators! Amazing!

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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2019, 05:15:12 pm »
Checkmate, can you step up and do the play-by-play?
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Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2019, 05:24:06 pm »
Checkmate, can you step up and do the play-by-play?

LOL. Iíd love Carayís old job. I did it in college and it was AWESOME. PbP in this forum is the best Iíll do Iím afraid though Iím disappointed that they didnít fill his position though.

Looking really good so far.


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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2019, 05:33:33 pm »
Surprised that Caray gave up sbu basketball entirely for a AAA baseball gig. I guess baseball is in his blood. So u did UMass play-by-play; pretty cool.

Playing with more intensity tonight.
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Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2019, 05:52:24 pm »
Surprised that Caray gave up sbu basketball entirely for a AAA baseball gig. I guess baseball is in his blood. So u did UMass play-by-play; pretty cool.

Playing with more intensity tonight.

I did. Just the student station but traveled a lot for that and the student paper. Tough to do as a pro because you have to move all over and give up your nights and weekends for not much pay early. A friend in the biz once said itís a single manís job - one manís opinion anyway. It was a great gig as a kid though.

We are shooting it well right now and making it tough for UTRGV. The downside: turnovers. Itís been a lot easier to get inside the paint than yesterday. Genoís done a nice job with substitutions too.


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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2019, 06:04:22 pm »
Sounded like a blast. Very tough to make it in sports. Have a friend who is a color man in NHL, but tough on his family life for sure.

Shooting well, but TOís the the one thorn right now. Should be up a dozen. Not a bad option having Chef as our 3rd big man.
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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2019, 06:19:22 pm »
Meanwhile, itís 39-37.  It sounds like a practice game because there is hardly a crowd.

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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2019, 06:21:12 pm »
Just realized theyíre playing without Levi. Wonder whatís up.

UTRGV shot 25 percent in the first half and were only down 8. Not terrible.


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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2019, 06:53:11 pm »
Did anyone else just hear Geno yell ďS**T WAS WIDE OPENĒ that got caught on the broadcast?

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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2019, 07:03:06 pm »
Solid team win. Continue to be impressed with Foreman. Not only can shoot, can handle the press, and is an excellent decision maker. Elijah and Garcia very solid tonight too. Big minutes from McKenzie, handling the press with ease. Did I hear the PA guy correct, Lucas Woodhouse on the staff now?
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Re: Game 5: vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, 11/16 5pm
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2019, 07:04:59 pm »
Did anyone else just hear Geno yell ďS**T WAS WIDE OPENĒ that got caught on the broadcast?

I did hear the F bomb with 3 minutes to go lol.

I'm going to try very hard not to say, "well that was an ugly win" after every game.  I have a strong feeling that every win is going to be an ugly win.