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Username Post: 2018-2019 Schedule        (Topic#21256)
BisonRoadWarrior 
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06-01-18 08:11 PM - Post#257611    
    In response to NoMoney89

  • NoMoney89 Said:
St Mary's sure makes sense as this O'Reilly's senior year, and coaches generally try to get game near (or in this case in) each player's hometown sometime in the 4 years that they play for them. At least that was always Pat Flannery's goal

That's definitely a scheduling goal for this coaching staff too.


 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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06-01-18 08:12 PM - Post#257612    
    In response to JDBison2010

  • JDBison2010 Said:
Ben Robertson is from Nebraska. Not his senior year but I’m sure the staff jumped at any opportunity to play in his home state

Good point. Didn't remember this, but per his Bucknell bio, he was born in Grand Island, Nebraska and lived there until his freshman year of high school.
http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_O...


 
jkrun80 
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06-02-18 12:28 PM - Post#257621    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

Ben is the most intriguing player on this team to me. With his athletic ability he could become a prolific scorer. Hope he gets more opportunity this year the prove himself.

 
HuskyColonial 
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06-03-18 07:54 AM - Post#257628    
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Ben's jump shot seems iffy to me but I agree. I use to think it looked odd to me because he was a lefty but that's not it. Sometimes it appears as if it has no arc, no he's throwing a dart.
High major athleticism though.

Edited by HuskyColonial on 06-03-18 07:55 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
BisonFan4 
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06-03-18 09:12 AM - Post#257629    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Could someone please post a list of the ooc opponents that will definitely be on the schedule for this year & include whether they are home or away?

 
Bison137 
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06-03-18 11:04 PM - Post#257634    
    In response to BisonFan4

  • BisonFan4 Said:
Could someone please post a list of the ooc opponents that will definitely be on the schedule for this year & include whether they are home or away?





I think this is what we know about the OOC schedule:

HOME (3):

Monmouth
Northeastern
St. Joes (?)

AWAY (4):

Ohio State
Vermont
St. Mary's
Nebraska

DIAMOND HEAD CLASSIC - HONOLULU (3):

Three of the following: Charlotte, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana State, Rhode Island, TCU, and UNLV.


Possible that the series with either LaSalle or Richmond could have another year, but no confirmation on that.

- - - - -

Assuming the St. Joes return game is definite, then there are currently 10 OOC games on the schedule at present. The max is 12 when a team's MTE includes three games, which is the case with Diamond Head. I am hoping for one more home game and a winnable road game. Now that Jamion Christian has left Mount St. Mary's, I wouldn't mind seeing that series renewed.




 
DrBison 
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedule
06-04-18 06:11 AM - Post#257635    
    In response to Bison137

Add at Lasalle to the list.

 
HuskyColonial 
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06-04-18 03:29 PM - Post#257647    
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Friends that’s a pretty stout OOC

 
Bison137 
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06-04-18 04:58 PM - Post#257652    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Yes, it is about as tough as any schedule that the Bison have played. I think the only game where the Bison will be favored - other than a possible game at Diamond Head - is the home game vs Monmouth. And Monmouth figures to be better than last year, having used three frosh for major minutes in 2017-18. The bad news for them is that Micah Seaborn, who was hurt much of last year, opted to commit to the NBA draft.




 
Bison137 
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06-04-18 05:22 PM - Post#257653    
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For those who are interested, this is where the seven possible Diamond Head opponents were ranked last year by Pomeroy:

Charlotte (CUSA) 308
Colorado (PAC12) 114
Hawaii (Big West) 212
Indiana State (MVC) 138
Rhode Island (A10) 52
TCU (Big 12) 24
UNLV (MWC) 107

My guess is that you will see the Bison facing TCU or URI in the first round. The first round losers then slide over into a four-team bracket for their last two games. If the Bison end up in that bracket, likely opponents for the second and third game would be Charlotte, Hawaii, and maybe Indiana State.




 
HuskyColonial 
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06-04-18 06:58 PM - Post#257654    
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I’m excited that the schedule has some teams we’ve never discussed. I mean that’s the nature of tourneys.

It made me think about potential easy OOC trips we’ve never explored. Why haven’t we ever done an OOC bus road trip to Providence? We could do two games in three games with Brown, RI or Providence. RI and Providence might even give us 2 for 1’s. Brown seems like a natural opponent for us as a 1 and 1.

Let me add that would give them a return opportunity with Penn State of the Big 10 too. Also, is Penn State going to stop ducking us anytime soon?

Edited by HuskyColonial on 06-04-18 07:00 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
atlantabison 
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedule
06-04-18 07:20 PM - Post#257655    
    In response to HuskyColonial

  • HuskyColonial Said:
Also, is Penn State going to stop ducking us anytime soon?


Ohh, I'll take the easy question. NO!!!
Ray Bucknell!


 
Bison137 
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedule
06-04-18 09:31 PM - Post#257656    
    In response to HuskyColonial

  • HuskyColonial Said:

It made me think about potential easy OOC trips we’ve never explored. Why haven’t we ever done an OOC bus road trip to Providence? We could do two games in three games with Brown, RI or Providence. RI and Providence might even give us 2 for 1’s. Brown seems like a natural opponent for us as a 1 and 1.






The Bison did do a 3-game trip to Providence in November 2009, when Muscala, Willman and Bryson were frosh. Played Mercer, Providence, and Bryant over three consecutive days in what I think was one of the Gazelle Group's exempt tournaments. BU hasn't played the other two for a LONG time - Brown most recently in 1997 and URI in 1965.

Three other A-10 teams that aren't too far away that the Bison haven't played for 20-30 years are Fordham, Dayton, and Duquesne. And there is UMass who BU has never played.




 
JDBison2010 
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06-07-18 11:57 AM - Post#257683    
    In response to Bison137

Schedule is being released tomorrow. Wasn't released officially until August 18th last year

Guess it was a lot easier to fill the schedule without Zach, Nana, and Stephen

 
SteelCity 
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06-07-18 12:00 PM - Post#257684    
    In response to Bison137

Non-conference schedule is coming tomorrow. Looks like it's going to be a tough one.

https://twitter.com/Bucknell_Bison/status /10047532...

The @Bucknell_MBB slate is going to be another doozy. Our 9 non-conference opponents (not counting possible foes at the Diamond Head Classic) combined for a .641 winning percentage (.700 in conference play) last season. #rayBucknell

 
Bison137 
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06-07-18 03:05 PM - Post#257692    
    In response to SteelCity

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Non-conference schedule is coming tomorrow. Looks like it's going to be a tough one.

https://twitter.com/Bucknell_Bison/status /10047532...

The @Bucknell_MBB slate is going to be another doozy. Our 9 non-conference opponents (not counting possible foes at the Diamond Head Classic) combined for a .641 winning percentage (.700 in conference play) last season. #rayBucknell




If we assume St. Joes and La Salle are definite, then this is the record of the eight known opponents:

Teams . - Total - . - Conference -

monmouth . 11 - 20 . 7 - 11
northeastern . 23 - 10 . 14 - 4
st joes . 16 - 16 . 10 - 8
ohio state . 25 - 9 . 15 - 3
vermont . 27 - 8 . 15 - 1
st mary's . 30 - 6 . 16 - 2
nebraska . 22 - 11 . 13 - 5
la salle . 13 - 19 . 7 - 11
.
TOTALS . 167 - 99 . 97 - 45
.
Total Pct. . . . 0.628 . . . 0.683




The only problem with this is that there is no team whose overall record and conference record from last year would produce the percentages cited in the tweet. There are three that are extermely close but miss by one decimal place in one category: Penn, Buffalo, and St. Bonaventure. So either the Bison math is slightly off or else one of the opponents on our list is not accurate. Or one other possibility would be if the records used by Bucknell to make the calculation don't include NCAA tournament games - although I doubt that is the case.




 
res 
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06-07-18 05:47 PM - Post#257698    
    In response to Bison137

I'd take any of the three because any of them would likely be a home-and-home against an attractive opponent


 
Bison137 
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Re: 2018-2019 Schedule
06-07-18 06:14 PM - Post#257699    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
On a radio/podcast interview, Notre Dame's Coach Brey said the Bison are coming to South Bend. For Walter Ellis, a prompt home visit/game at his father's alma mater.




Is this a recent comment by Brey, or the one discussed in this thread back in early January?

The reason I ask is that the ND event, although there was little information given, appears to be a multi-team event. And the Diamondhead Invitational in Hawaii is definitely a MTE. NCAA rules appear to restrict a team to one MTE in a season:

"An institution shall limit its total regular-season playing schedule with outside competition in basketball during the playing season to one of the following:

(a) 27 contests (games or scrimmages) and one qualifying regular-season multiple-team event per Bylaw 17.3.5.1.1; or
(b) 29 contests (games or scrimmages) during a playing season in which the institution does not participate in a qualifying regular-season multiple- eam event. "



Now it is possible that the ND event is not going to be an official MTE, although I doubt it because one purpose of a MTE is to allow teams to schedule more games. And it is possible that BU is allowed to play in it and not count it as their one MTE, although the rules seem to limit a team to one MTE per season. Another possibility is that BU, when presented with an unexpected last-minute invitation to the Hawaii event, asked ND if they could defer their participation in the ND event until 2019. You will recall that Brey said that he planned to run the ND event for at least two years, so a delay theoretically would be possible. And it might be easier to work out with Ryan Ayers on the ND staff.




Looks like the Bison are going to defer participating in the Notre Dame event until 2019-20. The ND field is reportedly now set with ND hosting Duquesne, William and Mary, UIC, and Radford. Duquesne will host all of the teams except ND. Had the Bison participated in place of W&M, it appears they might have had home games with Radford and UIC and road games at ND and Duquesne.

Since this event is definitely an official multi-team event, the Bison could not have participated in it and Diamond Head in the same year.




The format for this Notre Dame event, now called the Gotham Classic, has been released:

FULL GOTHAM CLASSIC SCHEDULE
Nov. 6 - UIC at Notre Dame
Nov. 9 - UIC at Radford
Nov. 10 - William & Mary at Duquesne
Nov. 12 - UIC at Duquesne
Nov. 14 - Radford at Notre Dame
Nov. 15 - William & Mary at UIC
Nov. 17 - William & Mary at Notre Dame
Nov. 17 - Radford at Duquesne
Nov. 20 - Duquesne at Notre Dame
Nov. 20 - Radford at William & Mary

As already reported, ND gets four games and Duquesne gets three home games. The other three teams each host one game. Assuming the Bison are still slated to be in it next year, it's unclear how many games they would host. It's probably not written in stone that a team has to host three games, as Duquesne is doing this year. They could have two secondary teams each host two.




 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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06-07-18 10:34 PM - Post#257703    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
So either the Bison math is slightly off or else one of the opponents on our list is not accurate.


Oh my! The moment of reckoning approaches for this season's schedule scoopers.


 
bison63 
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06-07-18 11:58 PM - Post#257706    
    In response to JDBison2010

  • JDBison2010 Said:
Schedule is being released tomorrow. Wasn't released officially until August 18th last year

Guess it was a lot easier to fill the schedule without Zach, Nana, and Stephen


That figures to be the only thing that will be easier this year!

 
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