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11 hours ago, Tee4three said:

 

Like the schedule so far this season, hopefully this team surprises some people. Its got to be easier to schedule when you have zero returning players lol 

I want to highlight this point after people were teeing off on the staff last year for the schedule. I don’t think the staff changed their scheduling philosophy this year. They’re at the mercy of bigger schools when it comes to scheduling these games

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1 hour ago, trueblue32 said:

I want to highlight this point after people were teeing off on the staff last year for the schedule. I don’t think the staff changed their scheduling philosophy this year. They’re at the mercy of bigger schools when it comes to scheduling these games

100%. Between covid still lingering, what appeared to be a threatening veteran UB squad, and the inherent variance in the schedule puzzle year-to-year, last season's was bound to be a bit off.

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22 minutes ago, trueblue32 said:

I want to highlight this point after people were teeing off on the staff last year for the schedule. I don’t think the staff changed their scheduling philosophy this year. They’re at the mercy of bigger schools when it comes to scheduling these games

We are likely viewed as less of a threat (due to roster turnover), but still have a name brand for a good basketball program. It's a win-win for them. If we end up overachieving, win 20+ and do well in the MAC Championship, we will probably be right back to where we were. I think that's why they get into these early season tournaments. You get to use it for recruits to go to nice places and you might get a quality game or two on a neutral court.

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On 8/1/2022 at 9:39 PM, DooleyBull06 said:

Strongly considering attending this game. As a city kid I always wondered why UB didn’t play road games in the NYC area. Granted this is 2 hours away, I am gonna make the drive.

If you are traveling from New York City for a Tuesday night game, it will be closer to three if not more, especially if it is on campus.

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6 hours ago, promotherobot said:

When does UCONN decide what games get played in Hartford? Have to believe a mid week OOC game against a mid major would stay on campus, which is a shorter ride for me.

Per UB's website the game is in Storrs, on campus.

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1 hour ago, UBinMD said:

I have always liked Izzo, I like him even more now. That's a nice pickup, especially with our geography for recruiting. We have done well out of Michigan.

I confess, this is a better team than what I was thinking they were targeting for one of the remaining games, as I was thinking the likes of a MTSU (#97) / Louisiana Tech (#101).  The OOC schedule will be very tough.  Using barttorvik.com - they have the following:

@ Michigan St (#23)

@West Virginia (#29)

vs Tulane (#42) - neutral

vs Drake (#58) - neutral

@Connecticut (#59)

vs George Mason (#110) - neutral - potential depending on how bracket works out.

Certainly they will be battle tested heading to the MAC.

 

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36 minutes ago, DocCas86 said:

I confess, this is a better team than what I was thinking they were targeting for one of the remaining games, as I was thinking the likes of a MTSU (#97) / Louisiana Tech (#101).  The OOC schedule will be very tough.  Using barttorvik.com - they have the following:

@ Michigan St (#23)

@West Virginia (#29)

vs Tulane (#42) - neutral

vs Drake (#58) - neutral

@Connecticut (#59)

vs George Mason (#110) - neutral - potential depending on how bracket works out.

Certainly they will be battle tested heading to the MAC.

 

Nobody can say we are playing a bunch of cupcakes to start the season! Very solid schedule. If we can gel and get battle tested, we could be a tough out during the MAC season. The neutral court games help too, quality opponent, potentially less hostile environment. I only wish the possible George Mason game would be on the road since GMU is less than 30 minutes from my house 😂😂

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On 9/10/2022 at 5:58 AM, squire17 said:

I'm guilty of criticizing the quality of the Bulls' OOC schedule the past couple of years. This year looks great - possibly the best ever! Go Bulls!

How much of the issue was good teams did not want to play what should have been a very good UB team?

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1 hour ago, Majortomxiii said:

How much of the issue was good teams did not want to play what should have been a very good UB team?

I think it was a huge factor. We had a solid team (on paper), with lots of experience. We underperformed. Note though that JWs best game was again Michigan. He got up for that one.

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