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  1. I have to massively disagree with a lot of posts in here in reference to effort. This was an extraordinary win for us. A soul searching win. To go down like we did so quickly after a gut-wrenching loss at NIU most kids would have doubted themselves if they were "that good". Massinburg struggled in the first half before finishing strong in the second. Harris and Graves were really off tonight. One thing is for certain is every game is going to be very difficult. It is actually a wonderful season long test for these kids not only as basketball players but as human beings who can overcome tough environments like tonight and what they will see in every road game this year. I seriously think we all underestimate the importance of Perkins is to this team and that is saying a lot with everyone knowing his value to us. When he scores a bucket or two down low the whole court opens up for us and the offense flows very smooth. He was incredible tonight. I was EXTREMELY happy to see very strong games from Caruthers and Jordan offensively after both had struggled for the last stretch of games. Even more so - wow Segu is going to be the real deal. The kid is nowhere near as athletic as Jeenathan but his confidence is next level stuff. He is going to be an incredible player once he puts some weight on. Speaking of Jeenathan he finally is finding himself out there. Outside of one bad shot he looked very good today. Our defense needs some work as does our rebounding as many have mentioned. With that being said this was a very entertaining game of two top quality teams. If I was a coach or an AP voter tonight I would be very impressed with the MAC. That crowd was loud, the game was at an incredible pace and the shots were falling. This game was so much more entertaining then NIU game. Can not wait for Tuesday!!
  2. hurley

    #14 UB @ NIU (1/22 - 8pm ET)

    NIU Kenpom is 128 we lost on a buzzer beater on the road. Meanwhile TTU scored a mere 45 points tonight and dropped its third in a row. Auburn lost to a 10-8, although good, South Carolina team. Maryland game against MSU was closer to a blowout than a close game. VT got waxed, but has a chance to get a good Home W this weekend against Cuse. Ole Miss and Miss St look like garbage. Handle business Friday we’re still well within top 25. First things first let clean things up.
  3. hurley

    #14 UB @ NIU (1/22 - 8pm ET)

    The silver lining here is that our loss is hidden in a sea of losses this week in the top 25. Here’s what we’ve already had so far this week. 10 VT lost by 21 13 UM lost by 13 24 ISU lost by 4 16 AUB lost by 3 22 MSU lost by 21 14 TTU lost by 13 20 MISS down by 28
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    #14 UB @ NIU (1/22 - 8pm ET)

    Refs were atrocious and made for some nearly unwatchable basketball in the first half which certainly dictated the game to say otherwise is ignorant. I mean for god sakes Brock Bertram and Fagan both got minutes in the first half. WITH THAT BEING SAID, No way we should lose the game. Their top scorer is out most of the game with foul trouble himself. Ive been saying that this game was coming after the way we’ve been playing. You simply can’t expect to win when your turning the ball over the way we do. Jordan has been a disaster the last 3-4 games. Caruthers can’t buy a bucket. And we didn’t find a way to get the ball to Perkins down low enough. Sky is the limit still for this team and while this loss is deveststing for a possible at large and seeding should we make the dance it’s likely a necessary wake up call that nothing is guaranteed. I fully expect us to absolutely throttle Kent State on Friday. This is a road bump that is a part of the season. No need to overreact. Good to get this stuff out of the system now. We’ll be back.
  5. hurley

    #14 UB @ NIU (1/22 - 8pm ET)

    These have to be the worst refs of all time. 21 fouls in 12 minutes is nearly a foul every 30 seconds. Obscene.
  6. Great podcast w/ Nate today on Jon Rothstein's podcast. https://soundcloud.com/compass-media/college-hoops-today-with-jon-rothstein-buffalos-nate-oats
  7. hurley

    #14 UB @ NIU (1/22 - 8pm ET)

    I’m most interested in seeing us get back to a sub 10 turnover game and dominating on the boards. Win both those battles and we win by 15+
  8. hurley

    Ranking Status/Predictions

    Win out this week with two clean road victories we may very well be a top 10 team. Here are some keep games to keep an eye on this week: Monday: 13 Maryland at 6 MSU 10 VT at 11 UNC 24 Iowa State at 9 Kansas Tuesday: 22 Mississippi State at 8 Kentucky 14 Texas Tech at Kansas State Thursday: 6 Michigan State at 19 Iowa 21 NC State at 23 Louisville Friday: 5 Michigan at Indiana Saturday: 24 ISU at 20 Ole Miss 3 Virginia at Notre Dame WVU at 1 Tennessee 9 Kansas at 8 Kentucky Syracuse at 9 VT 16 Auburn at 22 Mississippi State ------- Teams that could pass us from behind this week based on their upcoming games: Auburn, Iowa State, Ole Miss, NC State, Louisville, Iowa My guess? If we go 2-0 this week and win at least one game easily we will be #11 at the very worst come this time next week. Media hype will pick up substantially. With all the top 25 match ups this week we have a big time chance this week. LETS GET IT DONE!! Also go Cuse and WVU!
  9. hurley

    Ranking Status/Predictions

    At this point I’m more concerned with our upcoming games next week. NIU is going to be a veryyy difficult game on the road followed on with an always tough road test at Kent State. I don’t know much about NIU but I do know they are 3-1 in conference with 5 seniors on their team. Their top 4 scorers are all seniors. They have the experience and with the target on our back they’ll be amped up. We can’t afford a slow start on Tuesday. Need to jump out of the gates. If we continue to have 13+ turnovers your going to lose games, which is fine, but to keep our at large chances alive we need to give ourselves as much room for error as possible. February is going to be very difficult. Go Bulls!
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    Ranking Status/Predictions

    Fun fact that I was unaware of: We have the second most road wins (7) in the country behind only Stony Brook with 8 road wins. https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-men/d1/ncaa-mens-basketball-net-rankings
  11. hurley

    #16 UB @ WMU (1/15 - 7pm ET)

    What a great win for the team. These games are both a wake up call and help you gain mental toughness. While the game was always close the team always seemed composed and never felt like their was a significant chance to lose. Absolutely brutal to watch, but somehow we still managed to score 88 points at what seemed like a grueling pace with all the fouls and turnovers. Jeremy Harris is not to be trifled with in MAC play. On to EMU!
  12. hurley

    Ranking Status/Predictions

    WOW what a big win for Cuse and if effect Buffalo. That gives us a true marquee win. Go orange!
  13. hurley

    Ranking Status/Predictions

    Here’s an update on the top 25 teams who have lost this week. 11, Auburn, 1 loss 12, UNC, 1 loss 13, FSU, 1 loss 14, Mississippi State, 2 losses 15, NC State, 1 loss 16, Ohio State 2 losses 17, Houston, 1 loss 20, Iowa State, 2 losses 22, Indiana, 1 loss 23, Oklahoma, 1 loss 24, SJU, 1 loss 25, TCU, 2 losses I imagine we’ll move up to 16 passing Houston, OSU and MSU. I could possibly see us passing NC State but they also had a nice win today at home against a solid Pittsburgh team. They could also penalize UNC pretty hard after they got beat by at home by Louisville by 21 today! I see no risk of anyone to behind us jumping us. Ole Miss is likely to make the biggest jump after beating two top 15 teams this week including 1 on the road.
  14. hurley

    #Operation6000

    Good to see that we've seemed to have built a base of 3k+ attendance over the last 5+ years or so. Lets see if we can keep it at 4k+ for the next 6 now!
  15. hurley

    Ranking Status/Predictions

    I think we pass MSU, OSU and UH if we take care of business cleanly on Saturday. NC State will probably stay at 15 imo. 3 slots would be a terrific week. If we get anything above that it’s cloud nine.
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