2022-23 Out of Conference Schedule

mkaufman1

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Umass was picked before us... UMASS will be terrible this year. I was told Tulane is a tournament team by our resident insider. I will bet any type of money that is not the case. you like the rest like to antagonize but like the rest aren't ever confident to put $$$ up and lose.
Ha, I don't think Tulane will be an NCAA team. I don't know enough about them to call that out and I know you aren't referring to me. I just always said they wouldn't be terrible and that they could potentially be a nice top 100 NET out of conference game.

Umass was picked before us by Kevin Sweeney, not the coaches. Media day isn't until tomorrow which is the official picking by coaches in the league. In my opinion they always have hype year after year, and usually finish between 8-10.
 

gmujim92

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Unless they absolutely shit the bed in the non-conference, fourth place in the AAC could position Tulane to be a borderline Q1 game for us even on a neutral floor. That’s not nothing … as we’ve discussed, we need everything to break right for this schedule to be bid-worthy.
 

Verdad

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Umass was picked before us... UMASS will be terrible this year. I was told Tulane is a tournament team by our resident insider. I will bet any type of money that is not the case. you like the rest like to antagonize but like the rest aren't ever confident to put $$$ up and lose.
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Real life picture of sleeperpick calling others antagonists
 

Patriot8

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Umass was picked before us... UMASS will be terrible this year. I was told Tulane is a tournament team by our resident insider. I will bet any type of money that is not the case. you like the rest like to antagonize but like the rest aren't ever confident to put $$$ up and lose.
Find where I said they would be a tournament team.

I said they were a mid-tier AAC team that would very likely finish in the top half of the league. You said they were a low-tier AAC team because of their recent history (like that has anything at all to do with this upcoming season).

Lo and behold they are picked 4th in an 11 team league. Mid-tier. Top Half.
 

dr. gunnie

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KenPom Preseason Rankings of our OOC (Mason is 104):

Auburn 13
Longwood 167
American 299
Boston College 74
*Belmont 125
*Tarleton St 200
*Buffalo 181
*Drake 79
*Howard 239
*Wyoming 64
Queens 227
Hofstra 144
Toledo 86
UMES 298
Tulane 63
ODU 165
Coppin St 315
 
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jessej

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KenPom Preseason Rankings of our OOC (Mason is 104):

Auburn 13
Longwood 167
American 299
Boston College 74
*Belmont 125
*Tarleton St 200
*Buffalo 181
*Drake 79
*Howard 239
*Wyoming 64
Queens 227
Hofstra 144
Toledo 86
UMES 298
Tulane 63
ODU 165
Coppin St 315
Without games 2 and 3 of the Tourney
7-4 strictly by the numbers
8-5 with the Tournament games

plus a home upset over Toledo
9-4 as a min

i believe that as the team gels we beat everyone that has a KenPom Ranking lower than us
and pull off at least one more "upset"

Drake or Wyoming in the Tourney
or Tulane in Chicago

10-3 OOC
 

mkaufman1

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KenPom Preseason Rankings of our OOC (Mason is 104):

Auburn 13
Longwood 167
American 299
Boston College 74
*Belmont 125
*Tarleton St 200
*Buffalo 181
*Drake 79
*Howard 239
*Wyoming 64
Queens 227
Hofstra 144
Toledo 86
UMES 298
Tulane 63
ODU 165
Coppin St 315
Going to need some of the suckers to be better
 
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jessej

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As a fan of the game
my personal preference would be not to schedule teams with a KenPom above 250
with that 250 number being lowered to say 200 as the team improves

It makes me wonder what the average KenPom and the dispersion/deviation measures look like for the top 25 teams
 

psyclone

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As a fan of the game
my personal preference would be not to schedule teams with a KenPom above 250
with that 250 number being lowered to say 200 as the team improves

It makes me wonder what the average KenPom and the dispersion/deviation measures look like for the top 25 teams
I generally agree with you, but I'd like to see the data on it as well. My guess is that NO team has a schedule without at least one opponent worse than 200.
 
The locals on KenPon

Georgetown 102
Virginia 5
Maryland 56
Towson 98
GWU 224
Navy 212
Howard 239
UMBC 266
Morgan State 297
American 299
Coppin State 315

Last
IUPUI 363

First
Kentucky 1

Wait, Towson is STILL a better program than us?

reference, 2020 mason hoops debate:

come on man LOL. making statements like that is what makes people not take you and @DJ3 's opinions seriously. While we are bottom of the barrel A10 with Paulsen we are certainly a better program than Towson. it is not comparable.

Ooh, I would disagree with you here...wouldn't say they're a better program but they're very comparable and I like their young guys.

Beat St. Jo's and GW...lost to Florida by six on the road
 

mkaufman1

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I generally agree with you, but I'd like to see the data on it as well. My guess is that NO team has a schedule without at least one opponent worse than 200.
As a fan of the game
my personal preference would be not to schedule teams with a KenPom above 250
with that 250 number being lowered to say 200 as the team improves

It makes me wonder what the average KenPom and the dispersion/deviation measures look like for the top 25 teams
Generally speaking the power 5 schools can schedule sub 250 programs because they make up for it by their conference play being top 25-50 schools. No program is able to make a schedule without at least one sub 250 program. Maybe there’s an exception to the rule but I have to think it’s not that easy. Happy to be wrong.

As far as mason, we’ve debated scheduling. I’m not disagreeing that getting sub 250 schools off the schedule would be nice, but until mason proves otherwise it will be hard. Most likely there always will be 1 or 2, but it would be nice if that’s the maximum.
 

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