Game 15: GMU (9-5 / 1-0) at St. Bonaventure (7-7 / 1-0) on Wednesday, January 4, at 7:00 PM.

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Now that league play is in full swing I am adding NET rankings. As with KenPom, the NET rankings shared below are the rankings at the time of this post.

KenPom: Gives GMU a 48% chance of winning.
GMU - 104
St. Bonaventure - 146

NET:
Mason - 102
Bonnies - 179

GMU is 4-11 against St. Bonaventure all-time.
We are 2-10 against the Bonnies as members of the A10.

St. Bonaventure is currently 7-7 on the season and 1-0 in A10 play. They are 6-1 at home, 0-4 away, and 1-2 at neutral sites.

Wins: Alfred (76-48), St. Francis PA (71-58), Bowling Green (81-68), Southern Indiana (80-66), Notre Dame (63-51), Middle Tennessee (71-64), Cleveland St. (61-42), UMass (83-64)

Losses: Canisius (84-80 OT), South Dakota St. (66-62), Buffalo (83-66), Iona (72-57), Florida Gulf Coast (71-58), Sienna (76-70), Northern Iowa (62-52),

Schedule: https://gobonnies.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Roster: https://gobonnies.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster
Stats: https://gobonnies.com/documents/2022/12/21/22-23_MBB_Season_Stats_13.pdf

St. Bonaventure is led by 6’3” Daryl Banks III (16.7 ppg), 5’11” Kyrell Luck (13.4 ppg), 6’10” Chad Venning (10.9 ppg & 5.4 reb), and 6’6” Yann Ferell (10.3 ppg & 7.7 reb). 6’8” Barry Evans (5.0 ppg) has also started every game for St. Bonaventure. 6’3” Moses Flowers (6.1 ppg) and 6’9” Anquan Hill (1.4 ppg) have averaged double figure minutes off the bench.

St. Bonaventure averages 68.2 points per game while giving up 66.2. The Bonnies shoot 43.2% from the floor and 34.9% from 3. Opponents are shooting 43.0% from the field and 27.5% from 3. The Bonnies shoot 69.2% from the free throw line. The Bonnies are currently out rebounding by their opponents by .1 boards per game. They average 13.1 turnovers per game.

The game is on ESPN+.

My prediction: Playing at home I would expect us to win but we have struggled on the road to date with just one win away from EBA and that was at a neutral site. Officially we are 0-2 at opposing arenas. Bonnies 70 - GMU 67.

Discuss.
 

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Now that league play is in full swing I am adding NET rankings. As with KenPom, the NET rankings shared below are the rankings at the time of this post. Wins for both teams today were NOT reflected in NET rankings at the time of this post.

They played today but stats have not been updated. I will update in the morning. Happy New Year to all!

KenPom: Gives GMU a 48% chance of winning.
GMU - 107
St. Bonaventure - 148

NET:
Mason - 104
Bonnies - 200

GMU is 4-11 against St. Bonaventure all-time.
We are 2-10 against the Bonnies as members of the A10.

St. Bonaventure is currently 7-7 on the season and 1-0 in A10 play. They are 6-1 at home, 0-4 away, and 1-2 at neutral sites.

Wins: Alfred (76-48), St. Francis PA (71-58), Bowling Green (81-68), Southern Indiana (80-66), Notre Dame (63-51), Middle Tennessee (71-64), Cleveland St. (61-42), UMass (83-64)

Losses: Canisius (84-80 OT), South Dakota St. (66-62), Buffalo (83-66), Iona (72-57), Florida Gulf Coast (71-58), Sienna (76-70), Northern Iowa (62-52),

Schedule: https://gobonnies.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Roster: https://gobonnies.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster
Stats: https://gobonnies.com/documents/2022/12/21/22-23_MBB_Season_Stats_13.pdf

St. Bonaventure is led by 6’3” Daryl Banks III (15.6 ppg), 5’11” Kyrell Luck (14.0 ppg), 6’10” Chad Venning (11.4 ppg & 5.6 reb), and 6’6” Yann Ferell (9.4 ppg & 7.5 reb). 6’8” Barry Evans (5.4 ppg) has also started every game for St. Bonaventure. 6’3” Moses Flowers (5.8 ppg) and 6’9” Anquan Hill (1.5 ppg) have averaged double figure minutes off the bench.

St. Bonaventure averages 67.1 points per game while giving up 66.4. The Bonnies shoot 42.7% from the floor and 34.1% from 3. Opponents are shooting 43.2% from the field and 27.7% from 3. The Bonnies shoot 68.1% from the free throw line. The Bonnies are currently out rebounding by their opponents by .7 boards per game. They average 13.3 turnovers per game.

The game is on ESPN+.

My prediction: Playing at home I would expect us to win but we have struggled on the road to date with just one win away from EBA and that was at a neutral site. Officially we are 0-2 at opposing arenas. Bonnies 70 - GMU 67.

Discuss.
The Bonnies beat Batman's butler!? Dude must be 150 years old!!!
 

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More I think about this game the more ugly it gets. Gonna be a close, low scoring game IMO.

Need aggressiveness from all and our 3's need to be on (40% or better) in order to pull it out.

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Looking at their box score against UMass the Bonnies were a two headed monster. Daryl Banks and Yann Farell combined for 53 points on 18-34 (10-23) shooting.
 

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Anyone hearing anything about Tickets hand?
Assuming it's still scheduled, there's a Coach's show tonight (https://gomason.com/news/2022/11/10...returns-this-season-at-capital-ale-house.aspx). I would hope that question would be answered. Although, I'm guessing there would be substantial vagueness in the answer.

Too bad it's not like fantasy football where teams give daily updates whether players are practicing and (often) projections on when they may be back!
 

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Assuming it's still scheduled, there's a Coach's show tonight (https://gomason.com/news/2022/11/10...returns-this-season-at-capital-ale-house.aspx). I would hope that question would be answered. Although, I'm guessing there would be substantial vagueness in the answer.

Too bad it's not like fantasy football where teams give daily updates whether players are practicing and (often) projections on when they may be back!
Not sure if I’ll be able to make it to the show tonight, but incase I can’t can anyone who goes ask the question? They give you the little piece of paper to ask Kim a question in the beginning this would be worthwhile to get some clarity on.
 

psyclone

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Not sure if I’ll be able to make it to the show tonight, but incase I can’t can anyone who goes ask the question? They give you the little piece of paper to ask Kim a question in the beginning this would be worthwhile to get some clarity on.
Olean is the closest Ticket gets to play before Buffalo friends and family. So I'm sure missing this game would be doubly hard on him.
 

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Not sure if I’ll be able to make it to the show tonight, but incase I can’t can anyone who goes ask the question? They give you the little piece of paper to ask Kim a question in the beginning this would be worthwhile to get some clarity on.
I'm going, I plan to ask if I get the chance.
 

psyclone

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So far, they haven't fully addressed the injury except to say, "if Ticket misses time" it opens opportunities for other guys.
 

psyclone

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So far, they haven't fully addressed the injury except to say, "if Ticket misses time" it opens opportunities for other guys.
Unless I missed it, there were no direct questions on Ticket's injury. Is it a broken hand? finger? wrist? Will he be out 3 weeks? The rest of the season? Inquiring minds want to know!

Coach did mention that we had to play without Josh for 3 games last year. Was he inferring that's how long Ticket will be out?
 

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