Just want to thank both of you for posting in this thread. We will be doing a forum overhaul in the offseaon and hopefully get you all and some of our league mates over here next year.
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Vegas seems to agree with your analysis Dan, as does Alan. Good signs all around. This might be the first time this team goes into a game with expectations to win. It will be interesting to see how they respond. Niagara’s bigs are pretty poor, I’m looking for Rodney and Austin to see a lot of the ball and end up on the line plenty.
Coach Dillon’s team looks for real, that’s for sure. Even the Vandy game was close and they couldn’t get to the FT line if their lives depended on it in that one. Bigtime trap game coming up for the ladies, get through that and lookout. They scheduled tough and it looks like they may have the talent and system to play to that schedule. It’s early to chalk them up for another postseason appearance, but given the track record, that certainly can be the bar to clear annually, and dancing perhaps the goal at this point. Great to see that level of success within a basketball program here.
Don’t lose sight over the quality of competition that they have played against thus far. It’s very easy to see those two games as the only sample and say that is who this team is, but this game should be an entirely different opportunity.
When predicting scores, the first thing to attempt to project is # of possessions. Both of these teams are uptempo teams, Kenpom projects 74 possessions and I think that’s conservative. I’m expecting mistakes and fouls and that leads to more points. So I’ll say if my choices are 90 or 71, I’m leaning 90. 71 would be a pretty terrible output while at home against this Hartford team.
I’m looking for Overton to get off the schnide here. I’m not sure I’ve seen a player in a DU uniform that needs confidence as bad as this guy does – maybe Freddie at times. With all possible respect to Freddie, who put the team on his back a couple times, I hope that this is the last time I compare the two.
Good to see you chiming in Dan10.