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2017-2018 Season
« on: March 18, 2017, 12:09:24 AM »
Going to be a huge year for us..Some things i hope wojo and the coaching staff do:
-Teach the players defense and get better at rebounding
- Work with all the players individually on their weaknesses
- Get a solid non con schedule next season(better cupcake games)
These are just some of the things... Can't wait for the upcoming season this year was progress i like where we are going
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 12:21:24 AM »
Want to be more specific..geez. This is a young team..as we all know well the best thing about freshman is that they become sophomores. Howard needs to make better decisions with the ball if he is a pg..can't turn the ball over at such a high rate. There was a reason he and cheatham didn't handle ball or get high minutes. Rowsy great shooter but can be quick on the trigger...cheatham shooting and right hand, he let offense and tough finishes around basket, hauser lateral quickness.

I can go on but the coaches know these things and we are progressing immensely since buzzfeed left. Excited for what's to come.
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Re: 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 08:56:45 PM »
This is irrelivant but i think we should bring back the prediction board for 2017-2018
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Re: 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 04:51:58 PM »
For nonconference scheduling brainstorming purposes only:

MU's 2017-18 schedule already features commitments to the Gavitt Games (MU must play 5 times in the next 6 years), Wisconsin (away), Georgia (home) and Maui (3 games against a field that also includes Notre Dame, Michigan, VCU, Wichita State, Cal, and LSU). Maui will likely come with a "mainland" game against a no-name opponent. That right there is 7 nonconference games. MU had 12 nonconference games this year. Notably, only two of those games are confirmed to be at home (Georgia and a Maui Mainland Game).

MU needs buy games to fill out the slate. Teams from Major and Mid-Major Conferences will likely want a home-and-home, and Small Conference teams will likely be satisfied with a buy game. For discussion's sake, Major Conferences = The Six You Think Of, Mid-Major Conferences = American, A10, Valley, Mountain West, West Coast, and Small Conferences = The Rest.

With that in mind, here are teams that are from small conferences that were also in the RPI Top 150, and accordingly, at least in theory, will not be schedule-killers(Yes, I know that these numbers are meaningless for next year, the following is solely for discussion). Numbers are per Live-RPI.com.

#27 UNC-Wilmington (Colonial)
#35 Middle Tennessee (Conference USA)
#45 UT-Arlington (Sun Belt)
#46 Vermont (America East)
#47 Princeton (Ivy League)
#49 Monmouth (MAAC)
#55 East Tennessee State (Southern Conference)
#58 Akron (MAC)
#60 Belmont (OVC)
#62 College of Charleston
#64 Bucknell (Patriot League)
#70 Winthrop (Big South)
#71 Valparaiso (Horizon League)
#73 UNC-Asheville (Big South)
#75 Cal State-Bakersfield (WAC)
#85 Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun)
#87 Northern Kentucky (Horizon League)
#88 Iona (MAAC)
#91 Towson (Colonial)
#95 UNC-Greensboro (Southern Conference)
#96 Furman (Big South)
#97 Lehigh (Patriot League)
#104 Georgia State (Sun Belt)
#105 Texas State (SWAC)
#108 Oakland (Horizon League)
#109 William & Mary (Colonial)
#110 North Dakota State (Summit League)
#111 Marshall (Conference USA)
#114 Louisiana Lafayette (Sun Belt)
#115 Wright State (Horizon League)
#116 Louisiana Tech (Conference USA)
#117 Ohio (MAC)
#119 Arkansas State (Sun Belt)
#121 South Dakota (Summit League)
#122 Georgia Southern (Sun Belt)
#123 Siena (MAAC)
#127 New Hampshire (America East)
#128 Yale (Ivy League)
#129 Albany (America East)
#130 St. Peter's (MAAC)
#132 Grand Canyon (WAC)
#135 UC-Irvine (Big West)
#136 Northeastern (Colonial)
#138 Old Dominion (Conference USA)
#139 Nebraska-Omaha (Summit League)
#140 Chattanooga (Southern Conference)
#142 Kent State (MAC)
#143 Harvard (Ivy League)
#144 North Dakota (Big Sky)
#146 Buffalo (MAC)
#147 Troy (Sun Belt)
#148 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)
#150 Mount St. Mary's (NEC)

So the teams are out there. Go find them, MU.
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Re: 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 07:58:51 PM »
For nonconference scheduling brainstorming purposes only:

MU's 2017-18 schedule already features commitments to the Gavitt Games (MU must play 5 times in the next 6 years), Wisconsin (away), Georgia (home) and Maui (3 games against a field that also includes Notre Dame, Michigan, VCU, Wichita State, Cal, and LSU). Maui will likely come with a "mainland" game against a no-name opponent. That right there is 7 nonconference games. MU had 12 nonconference games this year. Notably, only two of those games are confirmed to be at home (Georgia and a Maui Mainland Game).

MU needs buy games to fill out the slate. Teams from Major and Mid-Major Conferences will likely want a home-and-home, and Small Conference teams will likely be satisfied with a buy game. For discussion's sake, Major Conferences = The Six You Think Of, Mid-Major Conferences = American, A10, Valley, Mountain West, West Coast, and Small Conferences = The Rest.

With that in mind, here are teams that are from small conferences that were also in the RPI Top 150, and accordingly, at least in theory, will not be schedule-killers(Yes, I know that these numbers are meaningless for next year, the following is solely for discussion). Numbers are per Live-RPI.com.

#27 UNC-Wilmington (Colonial)
#35 Middle Tennessee (Conference USA)
#45 UT-Arlington (Sun Belt)
#46 Vermont (America East)
#47 Princeton (Ivy League)
#49 Monmouth (MAAC)
#55 East Tennessee State (Southern Conference)
#58 Akron (MAC)
#60 Belmont (OVC)
#62 College of Charleston
#64 Bucknell (Patriot League)
#70 Winthrop (Big South)
#71 Valparaiso (Horizon League)
#73 UNC-Asheville (Big South)
#75 Cal State-Bakersfield (WAC)
#85 Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun)
#87 Northern Kentucky (Horizon League)
#88 Iona (MAAC)
#91 Towson (Colonial)
#95 UNC-Greensboro (Southern Conference)
#96 Furman (Big South)
#97 Lehigh (Patriot League)
#104 Georgia State (Sun Belt)
#105 Texas State (SWAC)
#108 Oakland (Horizon League)
#109 William & Mary (Colonial)
#110 North Dakota State (Summit League)
#111 Marshall (Conference USA)
#114 Louisiana Lafayette (Sun Belt)
#115 Wright State (Horizon League)
#116 Louisiana Tech (Conference USA)
#117 Ohio (MAC)
#119 Arkansas State (Sun Belt)
#121 South Dakota (Summit League)
#122 Georgia Southern (Sun Belt)
#123 Siena (MAAC)
#127 New Hampshire (America East)
#128 Yale (Ivy League)
#129 Albany (America East)
#130 St. Peter's (MAAC)
#132 Grand Canyon (WAC)
#135 UC-Irvine (Big West)
#136 Northeastern (Colonial)
#138 Old Dominion (Conference USA)
#139 Nebraska-Omaha (Summit League)
#140 Chattanooga (Southern Conference)
#142 Kent State (MAC)
#143 Harvard (Ivy League)
#144 North Dakota (Big Sky)
#146 Buffalo (MAC)
#147 Troy (Sun Belt)
#148 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)
#150 Mount St. Mary's (NEC)

So the teams are out there. Go find them, MU.
Great work, id like to see us play South Dakota state, FGCU and Western Kentucky. I know WKU is not on that list but they would be an interesting team to play because they will have Lamonte Bearden(Went to germantown the same time as Luke im pretty sure) and because they landed 5 Star Center Mitchell Robinson
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Re: 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 09:03:07 PM »
The thing is, most of our non-conference schedule is probably set. Negotiations are ongoing and just because they haven't been announced doesn't mean that the non-conference isn't pretty much done with little more than fine details to be arranged.

When it comes to making these games, it's often a case of having to predict how a team will be two years ahead of time.

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 11:06:21 PM »
I've wanted the Big East to partner with the WCC (another primarily Christian league full of decent small schools) to give each Big East member 2 opponents for non-conference games each year.  Each team would get one in the top half and one in the bottom half from previous season

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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 06:36:21 AM »
Do we have a thread going from a ways back of our current scheduling commitments?
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2017, 07:02:44 AM »
Do we have a thread going from a ways back of our current scheduling commitments?

  • Maui, 3 guaranteed games on the island, likely one at home against a low or mid major.
  • Georgia at home.
  • Bucky on the road.
  • Gavitt game at home.

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2017, 08:17:28 AM »
Great work, id like to see us play South Dakota state, FGCU and Western Kentucky. I know WKU is not on that list but they would be an interesting team to play because they will have Lamonte Bearden(Went to germantown the same time as Luke im pretty sure) and because they landed 5 Star Center Mitchell Robinson

Speaking of Western Kentucky, Fun Fact: In the 12 seasons Marquette has played since leaving Conference USA, MU only played one game against an opponent from Conference USA, and it was its first game after leaving (11/18/2005 vs. Rice). That being said, only 3 of Conference USA's 14 teams were in Conference USA when Marquette was there (Charlotte, UAB, Southern Miss), so there's not a lot of ties that bind.

Looking at the conference's team RPIs, after MTSU, C-USA runs the gamut from "passable" to "awful."

Conference USA RPIs (2016-17, per ESPN)
1.) Middle Tennessee (#35)
2.) Marshall (#110)
3.) Louisiana Tech (#117)
4.) Old Dominion (#138)
5.) Rice (#170)
6.) Alabama-Birmingham (#200)
7.) Texas-El Paso (#224)
8.) Western Kentucky (#225)
9.) Charlotte (#243)
10.) Texas-San Antonio (#267)
11.) Florida Atlantic (#282)
12.) Southern Missisippi (#331)
13.) North Texas (#337)
14.) Florida International (#338)

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Re: 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2017, 08:29:53 AM »
Considering Stan's West Coast-ties, I would not be shocked to see a road game to a PAC-12, MWC or WCC opponent.  We know that Arizona and UCLA refuse to schedule any Big East teams, but possibly getting another arrangement with Utah (we were supposed to play last year), or Colorado, San Diego State or any of the California WCC schools. 

The Big East, with exception to the UC/XU and Georgetown/UConn matchups, have also refused to schedule any American schools - most likely due to the bad animosity since the divorce. 

I would love to get Notre Dame back on the schedule, or Louisiville, or even Pittsburgh - but those are all pipe dreams.

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2017, 08:34:44 AM »
I thought the Utah games weren't cancelled.  Just delayed.  Was I wrong about that?

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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 08:59:45 AM »
I've wanted the Big East to partner with the WCC (another primarily Christian league full of decent small schools) to give each Big East member 2 opponents for non-conference games each year.  Each team would get one in the top half and one in the bottom half from previous season

I like this idea in theory but there's a massive drop off from the top 3 in that conference to the rest. Last year it wasn't terrible but my understanding is there have been years when after BYU/St Mary's the next teams are in the 200s.
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2017, 10:15:42 AM »
I like this idea in theory but there's a massive drop off from the top 3 in that conference to the rest. Last year it wasn't terrible but my understanding is there have been years when after BYU/St Mary's the next teams are in the 200s.

You're somewhat correct. The drop off isn't quite as pronounced as 200 RPIs after the WCC's Big Three, but there's a pretty significant drop off, and you can usually count on several Sub-200 RPI teams in the WCC each year. Since BYU joined the WCC in 2011-12...

RPI of Top 2 WCC teams other than Gonzaga, BYU, or St. Mary's (i.e., who's #4 and #5?)
2017: San Francisco (#94), Santa Clara (#126)
2016: Pepperdine (#130), Loyola Marymount (#223)
2015: Pepperdine (#134), Portland (#141)
2014: San Francisco (#72), Pacific (#128)
2013: Santa Clara (#97), San Diego (#160)
2012: Loyola Marymount (#120), San Francisco (#134)

WCC Schools with sub-200 RPIs
2017: 4 (San Diego, Pacific, Portland, Pepperdine)
2016: 6 (Loyola Marymount, San Francisco, Portland, Santa Clara, Pacific, San Diego)
2015: 3 (Santa Clara, Pacific, Loyola Marymount)
2014: 1 (Santa Clara)
2013: 3 (Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Portland)
2012: 3 (Portland, Pepperdine, Santa Clara)
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 10:17:47 AM »
  • Maui, 3 guaranteed games on the island, likely one at home against a low or mid major.
  • Georgia at home.
  • Bucky on the road.
  • Gavitt game at home.

Are we sure we'd have a home Gavitt game and not a road Gavitt game? We had Iowa at home in Y1 and nothing in Y2. Could be a road Gavitt game to replace the Georgia game from this year?

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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 10:24:29 AM »
When is the schedule usually announced? IIRC, not until like August-ish right?
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2017, 10:35:50 AM »
When is the schedule usually announced? IIRC, not until like August-ish right?
Yeah in August
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2017, 10:48:44 AM »
When is the schedule usually announced? IIRC, not until like August-ish right?

Depending on which day they start, they might still be announcing it in September.
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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 11:06:49 AM »
I've wanted the Big East to partner with the WCC (another primarily Christian league full of decent small schools) to give each Big East member 2 opponents for non-conference games each year.  Each team would get one in the top half and one in the bottom half from previous season

Catholic, not Christian.

And guess, what, few Big East teams will accept road games in west coast gyms that seat 5K or less.
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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 11:30:43 AM »
It's too bad the relationship with teams in the American is bad. I wouldn't mind a home and home series with Cincinnati like the one we play with UW.
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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2017, 11:40:37 AM »
I emailed the AD about Gonzaga a few months back at another scoopers suggestion and actually got a response.  Broeker said they have talked to Gonzaga and would love to do something, but that Gonzaga has "other series that need to sunset" first.  Essentially, we've tried, but no dice yet.

In terms of scheduling opponents in the West/SW, I think that besides Stan's connections there will also be a push to schedule games that are more local for the family and friends of our West Coast players (Markus, Bailey eventually).  If the Utah series gets rescheduled, I'd guess home this year, then @Utah in 2018 to give Markus and Brendan a closer to home game.

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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2017, 11:59:53 AM »
When is the schedule usually announced? IIRC, not until like August-ish right?
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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2017, 01:12:11 PM »
Are we sure we'd have a home Gavitt game and not a road Gavitt game? We had Iowa at home in Y1 and nothing in Y2. Could be a road Gavitt game to replace the Georgia game from this year?

According to the season ticket holder literature Marquette sent me earlier this month, it will be a home Gavitt game. Should be a pretty good home schedule this year. At least two high-majors.

And Sultan, I do remember hearing Utah may have just been delayed as well. Not sure where that stands. Ideally, I'd like to see Bailey get a chance to play there. North Carolina tries to do that for recruits, and I always found it a nice tradition.

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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2017, 03:35:06 PM »
this has been an interesting thread. I do think MU needs to step up its schedule and it looks like next year will be a step up.

But lots of issues I didn't think about: Some quality opponents have their own commitments. WestCoast can take its toll. How big is the gym (actually that factor makes sense to me).

What I don't understand is where these apparent animosities come from: Pac-12's won't schedule a Big East? (is that for real). We won't schedule American? Do these things really exist?

Why not UWM? where does that stand. I can see the big upside for the panthers and pitfalls for MU...but it makes sense to me.

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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2017, 03:46:35 PM »
Why not UWM? where does that stand. I can see the big upside for the panthers and pitfalls for MU...but it makes sense to me.
I thought UWM wanted a home game from us and we don't want to lose that revenue.
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