Game 20: GMU (11-8 / 3-3) at Rhode Island (6-12 / 2-4) on Saturday, January 21, at Noon.

Patriotsince81

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GMU is 4-7 against Rhode Island all-time.

We are 1-7 against the Rams as a member of the A10.

KenPom: Gives us a 56% chance of winning.
GMU - 119
Rhode Island - 213

NET:
Mason - 117
Rhode Island - 236

Rhode Island is currently 6-12 on the season and 2-4 in A10 play. They are 5-4 at home, 0-6 on the road, and 1-2 at neutral sites.

Wins: Stony Brook (74-64), Illinois St. (57-44), Army (77-67), UMass Lowell (77-75 OT), Fordham (82-79), St. Bonaventure (68-67),

Losses: Quinnipiac (67-62), Texas St. (70-66), Kansas St. (77-57), Tulane )78-75), Boston College (53-49), Providence (88074), Brown (59-58), Georgia St. (75-66), Duquesne (72-61), LaSalle (77-75 OT), UMass (75-65), Richmond (64-57)

Schedule: https://gorhody.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Roster: https://gorhody.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster?path=mbball
Stats: https://s3.amazonaws.com/gorhody.com/documents/2023/1/7/2022-23_Combined.pdf

Rhode Island is led by 6’3” Ishmael Leggett (15.9 ppg & 6.1 reb) and 6’2” Brayon Freeman (13.6 ppg). Both are just sophomores. In all 9 Rams have started at least 3 games thus far. Other potentially impactful players are 6’3” Jalen Carey (9.3 ppg & 5.2 reb), 6’6” Malik Martin (8.1 ppg & 6.4 reb), and 6’10” Josapahat Bill (6.9 ppg & 5.8 reb).

Rhode Island averages 66.7 points per game while giving up 69.5. The Rams shoot 39.7% from the floor and 29.6% from 3. Opponents are shooting 41.5% from the field and 30.9% from 3. The Rams shoot 74.5% from the free throw line. They have out rebounded opponents to the tune of 2.7 boards per game. They average 14.6 turnovers per contest.

The game is on ESPN+.

My prediction: They are YOUNG. Malik Martin is the only senior on the squad. One junior, six sophomores, and six freshman round out the roster. We’re on the road, we all know what that means. We lose to a team we have no business losing to. Rhode Island 71 - GMU 68.

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PDGL Hoops

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I think we win. Not much else to say...still baffled by what happened yesterday. 5 days to do some soul searching and either right the ship or battle for a .500 record.
 
Losing at home for the first time is balanced out by winning on the road for the first time. Lack of a true third scorer hurts Rhodey, relatively jumbled front court sees more veteran Patriots front court do well, Mason wins by 8.
 

JimP

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The Bonnies lost at Rhode Island. Tough to say Mason is better than SBU at this point of the season. Hoping for Road W, but not overly confident.
 

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Popcorn report:
This is worst popcorn we have had in our travels. No salt. No butter. Prepackaged and cold. Tastes like cardboard. In the plus side, you get a lot of it… that and a semi reasonable price are the only positive things to say. Grade D-.

On a tangent, the arena is pretty nice. I like that the second tier seating goes vertical instead of outward. They also have suites as well as some viewing areas from the concourse. Negatives are the one corner being cut out if the arena. The video board situation is not optimal, either. One big board that half to 2/3 of arena can see good to partially. Then a much smaller one for those that can’t see the big one.
 

sleeperpick

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Rhode Island is bad. Like really bad. They cannot shoot from deep, their bigs are undersized and or soft. If we lose today this is worst case scenario for the programs hopes this season. Mason by 7 or I turn into gmu79 except with hair
 

GMU79

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Rhode Island is bad. Like really bad. They cannot shoot from deep, their bigs are undersized and or soft. If we lose today this is worst case scenario for the programs hopes this season. Mason by 7 or I turn into gmu79 except with hair
Feel free to join me...even if we win.
 

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