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Username Post: 2020 Schedule        (Topic#23064)
mobrien 
Sophomore
Posts: 147

Loc: New York
Reg: 04-18-17
07-31-19 05:26 PM - Post#286543    
    In response to digamma

It's a little disappointing that we weren't able to get a few more Quad 1 OOC opportunities, but I think HarvardDadGrad is right: I imagine very few teams want to play us next year.

Aside from the Orlando tournament, there should still be a couple of pretty tough tests on that West Coast trip, though. UC-Irvine is 84th in Torvik's preseason projections, and San Francisco is 100th. So those will hopefully both be Quad 2 opportunities. Vermont also figures to be good, although it might not even be Quad 2 since it'll be at Lavietes.

We'd have to get *a lot* more consistent to dream of anything like 29-2, but the talent is certainly there.

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
PhD Student
Posts: 1632

Loc: New Jersey
Reg: 01-21-14
07-31-19 05:46 PM - Post#286544    
    In response to digamma

Not this year digamma.
Time to ride the horses.
Absent injuries, there will be experimenting, but not as much as in the past
Questions are where Ledlum fits and who backs up Lewis. Otherwise:
Aiken
Kirkwood
Bassey
Towns
Lewis

After that:
Juzang
Djuricic
Ledlum
Baker/Forbes/Welsh

Not sure where Haskett, Catchings & Sakota fit if everyone stays healthy


 
84grad 
Sophomore
Posts: 121

Age: 60
Reg: 11-09-17
07-31-19 08:07 PM - Post#286550    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

Believe I saw a photo of Catchings on a crutch recently. Anyone know if he sustained an injury?

The starting lineup correctly identified by HDG is really impressive. Plenty of offense, a very good rim protector and 2 fantastic defenders in Kirkwood & Bassey. While Lewis is not a prolific rebounder, Towns, Bassey and Kirkwood are excellent in that aspect.

I am looking forward to seeing Kirkwood’s progression as a sophomore. He had 4 or 5 flaws in his game at the start of the year and he eliminated or significantly improved in all of them. By the end of the year, he was easily the second best player. Hope he can post up more (they tried that last year with the play call being “Ottawa” (not all that classified I guess)). That could help with his tendency to pick up offensive fouls. This kid has basketball IQ through the roof and not a lick of trash talk in him. With his work ethic, I fully expect him to come back as a significantly improved ball handler which will make him pretty unstoppable. I also think his passing ability will have a very positive effect on making sure Towns and Aiken function better together.

Let’s hope for a healthy season. Hope they get top 10 Maryland in Orlando and at least give them all they can handle.



 
84grad 
Sophomore
Posts: 121

Age: 60
Reg: 11-09-17
07-31-19 08:09 PM - Post#286551    
    In response to digamma

Good point. Hoping this team will finally have a clear edge over the faculty, even in November (unlike prior years).

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
PhD Student
Posts: 1632

Loc: New Jersey
Reg: 01-21-14
08-01-19 12:10 PM - Post#286588    
    In response to 84grad

Personally, a little disappointed as there are no OOC contests convenient to the NYC area.

Also, looks like half the OOC games won’t be televised on ESPN(+). Likely some will be available thru a hosts streaming, but it’s going to take effort to catch this squad in person. Orlando here we come! A trip to DC for games on back to back afternoons vs GW and Howard is easily achievable.

 
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