Untitled Document
American Army Bucknell Colgate Holy Cross Lafayette Lehigh Navy



 Page 2 of 3 ALL<123
Username Post: American Game        (Topic#20892)
MrPhillie 
PhD Student
Posts: 1953
MrPhillie
Loc: NE PA
Reg: 07-14-08
American Game
12-30-17 03:03 PM - Post#241619    
    In response to BisonFan4

Hate to look that far ahead, but my feeling is next year could be a tough season. Yeah we will be competitive but I just don’t see a top 3 finish. Yes a backup to Nate is essential and unless we get a super freshman, we don’t have one. Also, not sure how we will replace 50-55 points per game. The lineup 137 proposed isn’t bad, just do not see a pile of points. Maybe next year when each of the guys is asked to fill different roles their offensive games will blossom.

 
Bison89 
Postdoc
Posts: 4503
Bison89
Loc: Philadelphia
Reg: 11-14-07
Re: American Game
12-30-17 03:13 PM - Post#241621    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
  • Paulie777 Said:
next year its back to PL .500 so enjoy the ride.




That's a long way back. The last time the Bison were .500 or worse in PL play was 2008-09. Counting this season, BU will have finished above .500 in 24 out of 28 seasons since the PL was formed - usually well above .500.

While next year's team clearly will not be as good as this year's team, I think the talent is there to contend for a top spot in league play. Few teams in the league will have a better starting lineup than Sesina, Mackenzie, Sotos, Toomer, and Moore - and the bench should be fairly good. Biggest need is a solid backup center.





I could not agree more. While next year will see lots of current backups getting tons of minutes, IMO, the 2018-2019 Bison will be lots of fun to watch and have a very good chance at yet another PL regular season championship. Not having as much pressure as this season might even make it easier for them to have fun.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
HuskyColonial 
PhD Student
Posts: 1244

Age: 44
Reg: 02-17-12
12-30-17 09:17 PM - Post#241645    
    In response to Bison89

I think we have the deepest and most talented roster in he PL.

 
jkrun80 
Postdoc
Posts: 2365

Age: 59
Reg: 05-07-12
12-30-17 09:37 PM - Post#241646    
    In response to HuskyColonial

  • HuskyColonial Said:
I think we have the deepest and most talented roster in he PL.


Agreed. Given more playing time and another year of development we have the talent to score plenty and contend for another championship.

 
nitlion 
Senior
Posts: 346

Reg: 06-18-06
12-30-17 10:02 PM - Post#241647    
    In response to jkrun80

14 games into this current season, 1 and 0 in Patriot League , and some of the posters on this site are predicting the demise of Bison Basketball, starting next season. as someone that has been watching the Bison since the 1950's and has seen the highs and the lows, I am pretty happy with the state of our team, Coaches and players, and for me, will think about this Fridays game, and will think about the 18-19 season, after this one has ended.

 
HuskyColonial 
PhD Student
Posts: 1244

Age: 44
Reg: 02-17-12
12-31-17 12:52 AM - Post#241652    
    In response to nitlion

Agreed nitlion

 
bison63 
Postdoc
Posts: 3182

Reg: 01-23-06
12-31-17 01:00 PM - Post#241667    
    In response to HuskyColonial

I agree as well, except I do not recall any predictions of the demise of Bison hoops, only that next season will be aretooling season after the loss of the current big 3. I hope we do cruise through the PL and are able to give the underclass men lots of playing time enabling them to be all the more ready when they take over.

 
nitlion 
Senior
Posts: 346

Reg: 06-18-06
12-31-17 01:39 PM - Post#241668    
    In response to bison63

Call it what you will, "next year it's back to PL .500, enjoy the ride", " "competitive, I just don't see a top 3", I for one can't get that pessimistic about next season with one league game completed this year. Playing without 2 underclassmen starters, and the toughest schedule in our history, we are fine and will be fine. I wouldn't trade our roster for anyone else in the League and that includes the players that will be our team next season. We have survived the graduation of some mighty good players over the years, and we have done pretty well, there are banners hanging all over our building, must mean we did better then the other teams in the League. My thoughts.

 
MrPhillie 
PhD Student
Posts: 1953
MrPhillie
Loc: NE PA
Reg: 07-14-08
12-31-17 02:25 PM - Post#241671    
    In response to nitlion

Well it is just conversation. If anyone chooses to take things personally that’s on them. Since you quoted some of my comment, I do not believe “competitive” is a negative...many teams aren’t. When you are competitive, which Bucknell typically is, you always have a chance to win. And in my view, without knowing the future, I think it will be difficult to be a Top 3 team next year. Not impossible, I would just have to see how different guys step up into very new roles. And speaking of the future, I’ve read and heard more than once that recruiting is a bit of a concern at this moment. I have no inside information, just what I hear and read. So there are many factors that just can’t be known. Of course I have confidence in the program but even the best have to take time to regroup. Recently, Bucknell certainly had to do it 2007-8, 2008-9, 2009-10 and 2013-14. And even those more difficult seasons I enjoyed attending games and following the team.

But I am not looking past this current season that could be very special. I am definitely enjoying this season now and look forward to Kimbal and Avi returning so this team can peak by tournament time. And I am thankful for the contributions of every player and coach. Ray Bucknell!

 
HuskyColonial 
PhD Student
Posts: 1244

Age: 44
Reg: 02-17-12
01-01-18 11:02 AM - Post#241682    
    In response to MrPhillie

Well said Phillie. Thomas and Foulland are going the best two players in the PL and I’m going to enjoy the slaughter.

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
Postdoc
Posts: 4404
BisonRoadWarrior
Loc: Where the Bison Roam
Reg: 08-16-06
01-02-18 03:42 PM - Post#241765    
    In response to HuskyColonial

I watched the replay of the American game after being away without internet or cell access...did I hear Doug say that one of the refs worked last year's Final Four?!

 
DrBison 
Sophomore
Posts: 143

Age: 67
Reg: 12-22-08
01-02-18 04:01 PM - Post#241768    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

Yes. That would be Jeffrey Anderson.

 
Bucknellbisonfan21 
Senior
Posts: 309
Bucknellbisonfan21
Loc: Danville
Reg: 11-12-15
01-02-18 05:22 PM - Post#241778    
    In response to DrBison

AKA the ref that does high knees up and down the floor the whole game.

 
HuskyColonial 
PhD Student
Posts: 1244

Age: 44
Reg: 02-17-12
01-02-18 08:09 PM - Post#241794    
    In response to Bucknellbisonfan21

I’m having bad connection issues. Anyone else?

 
HuskyColonial 
PhD Student
Posts: 1244

Age: 44
Reg: 02-17-12
01-02-18 08:13 PM - Post#241795    
    In response to HuskyColonial

It improved

 
HuskyColonial 
PhD Student
Posts: 1244

Age: 44
Reg: 02-17-12
01-02-18 08:21 PM - Post#241796    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Sadly this team is playing worse than my reception was. Pathetic.

 
MrPhillie 
PhD Student
Posts: 1953
MrPhillie
Loc: NE PA
Reg: 07-14-08
01-02-18 08:23 PM - Post#241797    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Pretty ugly first ten minutes. Sloppy, terrible passes, bad shooting...

 
HuskyColonial 
PhD Student
Posts: 1244

Age: 44
Reg: 02-17-12
American Game
01-02-18 08:33 PM - Post#241798    
    In response to HuskyColonial

This is terrible. 4:47 mark and this team is down 7. Correction 10. Awful effort. I’m not exactly sure what the deal is but this is clearly not the team that played WVU to a close game in last year’s tournament.

Edited by HuskyColonial on 01-02-18 08:35 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
Postdoc
Posts: 4404
BisonRoadWarrior
Loc: Where the Bison Roam
Reg: 08-16-06
01-02-18 09:06 PM - Post#241800    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Have you fellows realized this is the American thread?


 
HuskyColonial 
PhD Student
Posts: 1244

Age: 44
Reg: 02-17-12
American Game
01-02-18 09:11 PM - Post#241802    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

Not sure what that means but this is atrocious basketball. I’m officially off the Davis bandwagon.

Edited by HuskyColonial on 01-02-18 09:39 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
 Page 2 of 3 ALL<123
Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

1426 Views



Copyright © 2004-2012 Basketball U. Terms of Use for our Site and Privacy Policy are applicable to you. All rights reserved.
Basketball U. and its subsidiaries are not affiliated in any way with any NCAA athletic conference or member institution.
FusionBB™ Version 2.1 | ©2003-2007 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.281 seconds.   Total Queries: 16   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0500) Eastern. Current time is 11:58 PM
Top