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Bison89 
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07-25-17 03:54 PM - Post#231277    
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OK, I'll ask. What is a PKI?
Shall we DANCE?


 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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07-25-17 04:10 PM - Post#231278    
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  • Bison89 Said:
OK, I'll ask. What is a PKI?

An encrypted reference to "Phil Knight Invitational," aka PK80.


 
Bison137 
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2017-18 Schedule
07-25-17 04:26 PM - Post#231280    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
To recap what we've assembled so far (corrections/additions welcome):

Nov 15 @UNC
Nov 18 @Maryland
Nov 21 Siena
Dec 16 @VCU
Dec 22 La Salle

Dates Unknown:
@Arkansas: maybe Nov 12 or 13?
@St Joe's
@Richmond

How many more slots does that leave?




Teams can play 27 games PLUS up to 4 games in a multi-team event. That would mean BU can play 13 OOC games in total, as they did last year - leaving room for 3 more games (plus the two midmajors that are part of PK80).

I am guessing (or hoping) that the Richmond game is Monday the 18th of December or the following day. With VCU also being in Richmond, that would work out well logistically.




 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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07-25-17 05:26 PM - Post#231284    
    In response to Bison137

Bucknell's Patriot League Schedule

FRI DEC 29 American
TUE JAN 2 Boston University
FRI JAN 5 @Army
MON JAN 8 @Lafayette
THU JAN 11 Lehigh
SUN JAN 14 @Colgate
WED JAN 17 @Loyola
SAT JAN 20 Holy Cross
WED JAN 24 @Navy
SAT JAN 27 @Boston University
WED JAN 31 Army
SAT FEB 3 Lafayette
WED FEB 7 @Lehigh
SAT FEB 10 Colgate
WED FEB 14 Loyola
SAT FEB 17 at Holy Cross
WED FEB 21 Navy
SAT FEB 24 at American

 
Bison137 
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07-25-17 06:28 PM - Post#231286    
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This PL schedule has four logistical changes from the past two years:

1. Lafayette is on a Saturday instead of a Wednesday. Except for a two year span in 2012 and 2013, LC has always been a weeknight game.
2. Navy is on a Wednesday instead of a weekend.
3. Army is on a Wednesday instead of a weekend.
4. American is now on a weekend instead of midweek.

Of course, one certainty is that four or five games are going to be moved to Sunday or Monday (or maybe Tuesday or Friday) for TV.


One thing I don't like is that both the Boston U and Lehigh home games are before students return to campus. With the momentum of the tournament home win and the big student turnout, it would have been nice to see those two games later on the calendar. The Bison have three away games prior to classes beginning - Army, Lafayette, and Colgate. I wish at least one of the long bus rides (i.e. Holy Cross and Boston U) was scheduled before classes begin.




 
Bison137 
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07-26-17 03:08 PM - Post#231321    
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VCU just released their schedule. Confirms the Bucknell game at VCU on December 16th.


http://vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/r eleas...


VCU only has one true away game - at Seton Hall - plus a tournament in Hawaii. Nine home games prior to A10 play.




 
pjm_hoops 
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07-26-17 03:46 PM - Post#231324    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
VCU just released their schedule. Confirms the Bucknell game at VCU on December 16th.


http://vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/r eleas...


VCU only has one true away game - at Seton Hall - plus a tournament in Hawaii. Nine home games prior to A10 play.



That's not going to endear themselves to the selection committee should they be scrapping for an at large bid come selection Sunday.

 
Bison137 
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07-26-17 07:43 PM - Post#231333    
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  • pjm_hoops Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
VCU just released their schedule. Confirms the Bucknell game at VCU on December 16th.


http://vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/r eleas...


VCU only has one true away game - at Seton Hall - plus a tournament in Hawaii. Nine home games prior to A10 play.



That's not going to endear themselves to the selection committee should they be scrapping for an at large bid come selection Sunday.




Yes, they certainly won't like the lack of away games. But otoh, there are a lot of tough opponents on the schedule. Here are the main ones, with their Pomeroy rankings from this past year:

Virginia 12
Marquette 32
Wichita State (prob) 8
Michigan 20 OR Notre Dame 27
ODU 120
Texas 70
Seton Hall 51
Bucknell 76
Winthrop 113


For a young team with a new coach, that is a pretty challenging group of OOC opponents. I am sure a few will be worse this year - but Seton Hall, Texas, and hopefully Bucknell may be better.




 
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