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Old 12-24-2012, 03:26 PM   #136 (permalink)
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Expectations. I've maintained a 9th place finish for X this year in A10 play. As much as I would love to be gloating or discussing Xaviers downfall, it just isnt as fun when I fully exoected it (this year). UMass had fans declaring A10 title and a FF run.

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JESUS CHRIST. How many times do I have to make this clear??? I never predicted Final Four, ONLY SWEET 16. I'll admit, so far we haven't played up to expectations. We've looked pretty lackluster in most of our wins, and lackluster in all of our losses. I would however, refrain from calling UMass a disappointment. In our last 2 games we've reverted back to our old form from last year and we look to be turning a corner this year. We're 7-3, with three MAC games left in the OOC. Barring complete collapse this team will be 10-3 going into conference play. I was hoping for a little better, but in reality this where I myself, and I think everybody else, expected us to be. I would not call being 7-3, 27 in RPI, with a SOS of 10, as being a disappointment. In fact, that is far from it. Why don't all of you naysayers get off your pedestal and actually start watching the damn games. Right now UMass is the most tournament worthy team based on resume in the entire conference besides Butler and VCU. So please, stop scrutinizing a team that is better than yours and actually watch the games so that you won't make ignorant statements like I have seen all of you make (even UMass fans).
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Umass 2014 NCAA Champs
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:44 PM   #138 (permalink)
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Umass 2014 NCAA Champs
For my 500th career post I'd like to say that's better than any Duquesne fan could hope for. No matter how nutty any Duquesne fan could be that would still not be in question. Twister is insane for predicting that, but at least there's a chance, no matter how minescule it may be. At least there's a chance. I can't say the same for Duquesne.
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There is zero chance for both teams.
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*ahem*

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That said, UMass will certainly compete for a national championship in 2013-2014. THE best backcourt in the nation led by a senior Chaz Williams. Then a senior Raphiael Putney at SF. That's two NBA players right there. Then add in possibly one of the best frontcourts in the nation with Cady Lalanne and Maxie Esho as juniors. One of them is an NBA player too. We should be almost as stacked as Kentucky was last year, but not quite. I would say our chances are high.
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[Lalanne] played 10 or so games in the non-con last year. Had very good stats in limited minutes. Had he played the entire season, then UMass would have surely won the A-10 championship. We better hope he's fully recovered for next year. If not, then we may have to settle for a Sweet 16.
and here's the Sweet 16 prediction...

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The sky is the limit for this team next year. With an older Chaz Williams surrounded by all of this talent and heart on the team, it would have to take a very, very good team to stop us. What we lacked last year was beef in the paint, getting abused over and over by big physical teams. We now have that beef with Lalanne and Sampson Carter coming back. We can also go 3 guards if we need to now because of Laguerre, who also pushes Riley to the bench, which is another positive. With the talent, experience, and refuse to lose attitude that this team has, I will be utterly shocked if we don't go to the NCAAT. This team has at least Sweet 16 potential next year, and I wouldn't be shocked to see them go to the Final Four. Beyond that would surprise me.
but also declared...

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I'm not calling for a championship, but it is a realistic possibility. And Chaz Williams will be an all-american and NBA prospect. You can take that to the bank.
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Re: 12/22 A-10 Games

Thank you for that.
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Re: 12/22 A-10 Games

z8 you ever heard the following: "It's better to stay silent and have everyone think you might be an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

you wouldn't last two seconds on umasshoops.com where the real fans talk in reality rather than fantasy.
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There's no UMass follower other than z-8 who thinks the team will compete for a national title in the foreseeable future, nor is there anyone who thinks our backcourt will reach All American status.
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very nice. ^
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HOLY ****.

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There's no UMass follower other than z-8 who thinks the team will compete for a national title in the foreseeable future, nor is there anyone who thinks our backcourt will reach All American status.
So does Twister, but why get defensive over it? The guys making the claims are harmless and cheeky. It's almost like eevil shenanigans!
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z8 you ever heard the following: "It's better to stay silent and have everyone think you might be an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

you wouldn't last two seconds on umasshoops.com where the real fans talk in reality rather than fantasy.
I don't post on umasshoops for many reasons. 1, I will not stoop low enough to that level, as I am above posting there. 2, it's a painful process to sign up. 3, the discussion there is insufferable, it's a bunch of whiny idiots. I don't need to hear 10 strongly-worded love letters to Freddie Riley after every game... Some fans need to give up, he's simply not that good, and never will be.

And to those who think I believe we're a final four team, I don't, and have never said that. I just think it's a possibility, you can't rule it out. I remember before VCU's final four run, I was at a Northeastern game vs them. Keep in mind, Northeastern that year was a very, very offensively challenged team, yet they put up 90 points on VCU and won the game. I was talking to a VCU fan right next to me who claimed that they would be lucky and he would be happy to have even an NIT bid. I agreed. But look what happened once they made the tournament. Once you're in the dance, anything can happen. And that's the message I'm trying to convey. This year's UMass team is still an NCAA team, and once they get there who knows what they're capable of doing. I predict only a sweet 16, but the rest will just be gravy if it turns out to be true. And believe me, if we go further than sweet 16, I'll be there to say I told you so.

P.S. @buckswope, That was hilarious. Credit where it's deserved.
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