2022-2023 Season: Games of Interest - Future Opponents

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Colorado vs UMass
Myrtle Beach Invitational
on ESPNU

Colorado up 1 at the 1st half 12 minute TO

and Frank Martin's son plays for UMass
 

sleeperpick

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Umass winning by 9 late. For Colorado to have beaten Tennessee they must have been missing the entire team or coach Barnes has himself another overrated team because Colorado has two good players a bunch of bums
 

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VCU beats Pitt 71-67
Richmond loses to Wichita State 56-53
Davidson got blown out by Charleston 89-66
 
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Loyola Chicago got shown the door in the 2nd half by Tulsa. Was 30-30 at the half. Tulsa won 85-66
 

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UMASS comes back to defeat Murray State... while Colorado earlier demolished #24 Texas A&M 103-75
 

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Duquesne beating a Colgate that won at Syracuse the other night. Dukes may be better than advertised.
 

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We used to make fun of Mooney at Richmond but his team returning basically one starting player is now tied with Syracuse in NY and heading to OT.
 

JimP

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We used to make fun of Mooney at Richmond but his team returning basically one starting player is now tied with Syracuse in NY and heading to OT.
Says something about sticking with a guy despite a lot of criticism. Every situation is different obviously, but I recall Mooney taking serious heat not long ago. Seems Richmond made the right call.
 

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Says something about sticking with a guy despite a lot of criticism. Every situation is different obviously, but I recall Mooney taking serious heat not long ago. Seems Richmond made the right call.

Yeah but he had already made back to back NCAA tournaments including a sweet 16 and a few NIT quarterfinals before those billboards went up. A lot of goodwill was made already.

As a point of comparison, Mooney was 33 when he took over Richmond. It was his fourth year as a head coach (2 at division 3 Beaver College, 1 at Air Force) before taking over a 14-15 Richmond team. His head coaching record at the time was 42-39 (although 18-12 at Air Force the previous season).

It took him 3 seasons to get a winning record at Richmond (16-15), four to get his first 20 win season and then he went to two back-to-back NCAAs, with a sweet 16 in year 6.

Since then he’s been in 3 NITs, a round of 32 and missed out on a likely NIT/possible shot at the NCAA in the COVID season with an overall record of 314-246 (154-127 in conference play). Postseason 3-3 NCAA, 6-3 in the NIT.

If this is English’s record here after 18 seasons, would we take it?
 

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Yeah but he had already made back to back NCAA tournaments including a sweet 16 and a few NIT quarterfinals before those billboards went up. A lot of goodwill was made already.

As a point of comparison, Mooney was 33 when he took over Richmond. It was his fourth year as a head coach (2 at division 3 Beaver College, 1 at Air Force) before taking over a 14-15 Richmond team. His head coaching record at the time was 42-39 (although 18-12 at Air Force the previous season).

It took him 3 seasons to get a winning record at Richmond (16-15), four to get his first 20 win season and then he went to two back-to-back NCAAs, with a sweet 16 in year 6.

Since then he’s been in 3 NITs, a round of 32 and missed out on a likely NIT/possible shot at the NCAA in the COVID season with an overall record of 314-246 (154-127 in conference play). Postseason 3-3 NCAA, 6-3 in the NIT.

If this is English’s record here after 18 seasons, would we take it?
I don’t think a coach would last 18 years at most schools with that record, so it’s a no for me
 

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Good points. Though I do agree with letting Paulsen go, a Mooney advocate might counter with "what's Mason's record under 3 coaches since Larranaga left."
 

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