Game 25: GMU (13-11 / 5-6) at Duquesne (15-8 / 5-5) on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:00 PM.

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GMU is 6-8 all-time vs the Dukes.
We are 2-6 as a member of the A10 against the Dukes.

KenPom: Gives us a mere 37% chance of winning.
GMU - 130
Duquesne - 124

NET:
Mason - 134
Duquesne - 130

Duquesne is currently 15-8 on the season and 4-5 in A10 play. They are 12-3 at home, 2-5 on the road, and 1-0 at neutral sites.

Wins: Montana (91-63), South Carolina St. (96-71), Colgate (85-80), North Florida (83-82), Alabama St. (75-57), UC Santa Barbara (72-61), Ball St. (78-77), DePaul (66-55), Indiana St. (92-86), Winthrop (74-57), Rhode Island (72-61), vcu (79-70), St. Joe’s (92-80), Loyola Chicago (72-58), GW (93-67)

Losses: Kentucky (77-52), Marshall (82-71), New Mexico St. (73-60), Dayton (69-57), Richmond (75-73), St. Bonaventure (65-56), Fordham (65-58), UMass (87-79)

Schedule: https://goduquesne.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Roster: https://goduquesne.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster?path=mbball
Stats: https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/...goduquesne.com/stats/mbball/2022/pdf/cume.pdf

Duquesne is led by 6’2” Dae Dae Grant (15.4 ppg), 6’3” Jimmy Clark III (12.7 ppg), and 6’7” RJ Gunn Jr. (10.3 ppg off the bench). 5’8” Tevin Brewer (6.3 ppg), 6’8” Joe Reece (9.0 ppg), and 6’7” Tre Williams (7.2 ppg) round out the starting lineup. Twelve Dukes average double figure minutes. Their leading rebounder is 6’10” Austin Rotroff averaging 5.7 boards in 15 minutes off the bench.

Duquesne averages 74.2 points per game while giving up 70.5. The Dukes shoot 43.4% from the floor and 36.2% from 3. Opponents are shooting 42.9% from the field and 35.2% from 3. They shoot 68.9% from the free throw line. The Dukes are currently out rebounding by their opponents by .3 boards per game. They average 11.8 turnovers per game.

The game is on ESPN+.

My prediction: We have no chance on the road. Dukes 75-63. We fall to 5-7 in the A10. Any hope of top 4 goes out the window.

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GMU is 6-8 all-time vs the Dukes.
We are 2-6 as a member of the A10 against the Dukes.

KenPom: Gives us a mere 37% chance of winning.
GMU - 130
Duquesne - 124

NET:
Mason - 134
Duquesne - 130

Duquesne is currently 15-8 on the season and 4-5 in A10 play. They are 12-3 at home, 2-5 on the road, and 1-0 at neutral sites.

Wins: Montana (91-63), South Carolina St. (96-71), Colgate (85-80), North Florida (83-82), Alabama St. (75-57), UC Santa Barbara (72-61), Ball St. (78-77), DePaul (66-55), Indiana St. (92-86), Winthrop (74-57), Rhode Island (72-61), vcu (79-70), St. Joe’s (92-80), Loyola Chicago (72-58), GW (93-67)

Losses: Kentucky (77-52), Marshall (82-71), New Mexico St. (73-60), Dayton (69-57), Richmond (75-73), St. Bonaventure (65-56), Fordham (65-58), UMass (87-79)

Schedule: https://goduquesne.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Roster: https://goduquesne.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster?path=mbball
Stats: https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/...goduquesne.com/stats/mbball/2022/pdf/cume.pdf

Duquesne is led by 6’2” Dae Dae Grant (15.4 ppg), 6’3” Jimmy Clark III (12.7 ppg), and 6’7” RJ Gunn Jr. (10.3 ppg off the bench). 5’8” Tevin Brewer (6.3 ppg), 6’8” Joe Reece (9.0 ppg), and 6’7” Tre Williams (7.2 ppg) round out the starting lineup. Twelve Dukes average double figure minutes. Their leading rebounder is 6’10” Austin Rotroff averaging 5.7 boards in 15 minutes off the bench.

Duquesne averages 74.2 points per game while giving up 70.5. The Dukes shoot 43.4% from the floor and 36.2% from 3. Opponents are shooting 42.9% from the field and 35.2% from 3. They shoot 68.9% from the free throw line. The Dukes are currently out rebounding by their opponents by .3 boards per game. They average 11.8 turnovers per game.

The game is on ESPN+.

My prediction: We have no chance on the road. Dukes 75-63. We fall to 5-7 in the A10. Any hope of top 4 goes out the window.

Discuss.
Yep.
 

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The only thing that makes it a complete wildcard is that Ticket is expected to play.

I still expect road struggles however.

irrelevant Duquesne dukes 67
irrelevant mason patriots 60
 

JimP

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Just saw SBU is up 10 on Dayton. Envious. Here is a team with a brand new starting 5 about to go 7-4 in league play. SBU does not suffer lengthy stretches of crappy play under Schmidt. They may have a crappy game, but stuff gets corrected.
 

gmujim92

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Just saw SBU is up 10 on Dayton. Envious. Here is a team with a brand new starting 5 about to go 7-4 in league play. SBU does not suffer lengthy stretches of crappy play under Schmidt. They may have a crappy game, but stuff gets corrected.
That’s why he gets paid almost twice as much as our coach
 

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There will be a game.

Our players will be in uniform, although some are liable to forget shoes and socks.
 

JimP

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Just saying, Schmidt is the best coach in the league. We hired a young guy who is in his second year as a HC. The results are what they are.
I hear you. SBU was smart to pay the guy. GMU hasn't had a team that plays consistently well since 2012. Frustrating.
 
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Post game presser after another loss to Duquesne “We will watch the tape, see where we can get better and work on it.”
It's the new "we had some great practices leading up to today".

Even with Ticket (who we've been hearing will play seemingly for 2 weeks now), this one is an L. 78-68....
Just looking ahead at the schedule, I think we're staring at 7-11, probably 8-10 at best. Someone else on here said it best.. We're not horrible. We're not good. We're irrelevant.

I don't care if Devin turns it over 15 times. He needs to get 15+ minutes from now on.
 

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It's the new "we had some great practices leading up to today".

Even with Ticket (who we've been hearing will play seemingly for 2 weeks now), this one is an L. 78-68....
Just looking ahead at the schedule, I think we're staring at 7-11, probably 8-10 at best. Someone else on here said it best.. We're not horrible. We're not good. We're irrelevant.
Ugh. I was just looking ahead and only URI and LaSalle at home feel like Ws.

Mentally preparing to lose a close one to Fordham at home on March 1 to really put the final stink on another disappointing season.
 
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It's the new "we had some great practices leading up to today".

Even with Ticket (who we've been hearing will play seemingly for 2 weeks now), this one is an L. 78-68....
Just looking ahead at the schedule, I think we're staring at 7-11, probably 8-10 at best. Someone else on here said it best.. We're not horrible. We're not good. We're irrelevant.

I don't care if Devin turns it over 15 times. He needs to get 15+ minutes from now on.
My thoughts exactly.

Remaining games:

At Duquesne - L
Rhode Island - W
At GW - L
LaSalle - W
At Dayton - L
Fordham - L (Possible win)
At Richmond - L

We end the season 7 - 11. Maybe 8-10. The big question is will 7 wins be enough to keep us out of the PIG?
 
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hoops10

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So we paid KE twice as much as the previous coach, (est) with basically the same results or worse. Yes he is in his second year, but shouldn't we expect better or at least see progress. I hear we are getting better. Sure doesn't feel that way. Chances are next year will not be as good as this year, after all we are losing Oduro, Bailey, Gaines, Cooper. I am not advocating removing this coach but accountability has to be evaluated. Not sure what the answer is but things are getting dicey.
 

Dawgs99

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I'm not convinced that Ticket leaves after this season, especially with all the time he's missed. I think it would be a good idea for him to come back, have a really solid season and then try his hand in the pro game. If you think about it he really hasn't played that much college basketball, maybe a season and half? You really can't count the years spent at UT where he rarely played. Use that extra covid year to improve your pro prospects.
 

gmujim92

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So we paid KE twice as much as the previous coach, (est) with basically the same results or worse. Yes he is in his second year, but shouldn't we expect better or at least see progress. I hear we are getting better. Sure doesn't feel that way. Chances are next year will not be as good as this year, after all we are losing Oduro, Bailey, Gaines, Cooper. I am not advocating removing this coach but accountability has to be evaluated. Not sure what the answer is but things are getting dicey.
$925,000 is only twice as much as $750,000 if you’re using California New Math lol
 
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