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Username Post: Anyone Going to Delaware State?        (Topic#22179)
dperry 
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dperry
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11-25-18 11:02 PM - Post#267007    

Was wondering if anyone was going to Delaware State. I'm taking the afternoon off, and should arrive about 2:30-3. I'm going to take a look around campus; after that, if anyone would like to grab a bite to eat and sit together at the game, I'd love the company. PM me if interested.
David Perry
Penn '92
"Hail, Alma Mater/Thy sons cheer thee now
To thee, Pennsylvania/All rivals must bow!!!"


Edited by dperry on 11-25-18 11:16 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Quakers03 
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11-26-18 11:37 AM - Post#267041    
    In response to dperry

Dover is beautiful this time of year...;)

 
palestra38 
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11-26-18 11:49 AM - Post#267046    
    In response to Quakers03

This is a game that simply does nothing for us. They are pretty consistently among the worst teams in Division 1. We were better off playing UMBC

 
penn nation 
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Anyone Going to Delaware State?
11-26-18 12:36 PM - Post#267053    
    In response to palestra38

If they are anything resembling the team I saw lose by a record margin to the Quakers last year, Mark Jackson will get plenty of PT.

Edited by penn nation on 11-26-18 12:36 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Silver Maple 
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11-26-18 12:56 PM - Post#267069    
    In response to penn nation

As I recall, Jarrod Simmons feasted on those guys last year. FWIW, I think he looks much more accomplished this year.

 
penn nation 
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11-26-18 01:08 PM - Post#267072    
    In response to Silver Maple

Pretty much every player in the game for more than a cup of coffee hit a 3. At times, it was like watching the Globetrotters.

 
penn nation 
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11-26-18 01:10 PM - Post#267074    
    In response to penn nation

Had to look it up, of course.

10 different Quakers hit a 3 in that game.

 
SteveChop 
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11-26-18 01:44 PM - Post#267084    
    In response to penn nation

Which I believe is an NCAA record. I will note that Penn lost to them in OT to open the 2014-15 season and barely beat them the following year in Dover. I recall that place as a difficult one to play in - there were lots of students and it was a small gym. Hope that the above predictions are right - it would be a good thing to have another game for the players to get in a good rhythm and have another chance to play against a zone (as they did on Saturday) which was a problem they ran into in the Virgin Islands against Kansas State and Oregon State and may see again from solid teams like Miami and 'Nova.

 
palestra38 
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11-26-18 02:06 PM - Post#267088    
    In response to SteveChop

Box score from the game at Del State Donahue's first year---interesting that 3 guys who played for Penn are still on the team with major roles 3 years later:

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/boxscores/201...

That loss at home Jerome's final season to them was the harbinger of a change to come.

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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Anyone Going to Delaware State?
11-26-18 02:35 PM - Post#267094    
    In response to SteveChop

I'm not an RPI expert, but it is my understanding that coaches try not to schedule games like this because it lowers the SOS and thus the RPI. I know RPI isn't the instrument any longer used, but I believe DI SOS is still relevant. Unless Penn secures an automatic bid, this game is an obstacle to an at large NCAA or NIT bid, no matter how much Penn wins by.

I believe that the alternative are games against D3 teams (Stockton) or Canadian schools (like McGill).

Regardless, I don't think you want to be playing the lowest ranked D1 school - which happens to be #353 Delaware St.

Edited by HARVARDDADGRAD on 11-26-18 02:36 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
palestra38 
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Re: Anyone Going to Delaware State?
11-26-18 02:46 PM - Post#267097    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

No you don't, but the next game is against Miami.

And there is no chance for 2 bids anyway

 
Mike Porter 
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Reg: 11-21-04
11-26-18 02:58 PM - Post#267099    
    In response to palestra38

I'm hoping this is the end of the series. Brutal game, and would much rather play a better mid major team. Would love to see even a Patriot team like Bucknell or Lehigh on the schedule. Tougher match up of course, but much more valuable if we win.

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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11-26-18 03:06 PM - Post#267101    
    In response to Mike Porter

Agree about no 2 bids. I'm thinking more of an at large NIT bid. Please don't take this as indicating that Penn won't get an automatic bid to NCAA or NIT, this is meant as a general ongoing consideration of the impact of playing very poorly ranked Div 1 schools.


 
palestra38 
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11-26-18 03:11 PM - Post#267102    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

That's why I was moaning about it on this thread

 
penn nation 
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11-26-18 03:25 PM - Post#267106    
    In response to palestra38

In the "it could be worse" category, at least it's not a home game for us.



 
PennFan10 
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11-26-18 03:55 PM - Post#267115    
    In response to penn nation

Interestingly there are 15 players in their team picture but only 12 listed on their roster:

http://www.dsuhornets.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_...



 
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