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Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

Postby svmar10 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 am

Hey, I can think randomly...

1) We were picked 10th in preseason polls. According to Sagarin's computers we are currently ranked higher than Ind. St. (picked 5th), higher than Ill. St. (picked 1st) and have already beat the two highest current ranked teams (Drake and Loyola). Mid-season Coach of the Year, You Bet!

2) When this team plays fast, loose, with a purpose, they flat "rock". They struggle when defenses either make them slow down and think or they slow themselves down and overthink, which they tend to do on the road. Walter's tough belt was an outstanding move. We need these guys to walk onto the opponents floor with the home court attitude. "don't think about it.... attack!"

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Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

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Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

Postby acecard » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:31 am

Noticed a couple of posts on the MVC board today giving the Aces their due. Winning cures a lot of ills.

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Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

Postby GA Ace » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:00 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/UEAthletics

This year UE is ninth (tied with UK) in home court advantage per Ken Pomeroy. Let’s #MoveTheCurtain to increase our home court advantage.

Saturday is Donnie Baseball Recognition Day at the Ford Center per the Aces Twitter. Mattingly was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from UE last year.

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Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

Postby pafan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:41 pm

GA Ace wrote:Saturday is Donnie Baseball Recognition Day at the Ford Center per the Aces Twitter. Mattingly was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from UE last year.


If you missed this, like I did, here's the tape of the ceremony. Tom Kazee and one of his lackeys traveled to Miller Park in Milwaukee to bestow it before a baseball game.
https://www.foxsports.com/florida/video/1227019843584
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Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

Postby svmar10 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:51 pm

End of season, most of my thoughts are random. Here's a few;

- I saw Marty on TV during Their tournament the other day. They got him all dressed up, coat and tie. Need him looking dapper up on there on that medium size stage.
- Other than standing in the same corner hoping someone will throw him a pass, wonder what else Ryan Taylor got out of that move? A refreshing Chicago winter?
- 7 years or so into Marty's tenure here Northern Ky jumps into D1. Two NCAAs and an NIT later shows someone's doing something right. Wasn't us.
- Wonder if anyone on the west side of town's talking about that also?
- 3 years removed from Jim Crews, St Louis goes dancing.
- Billikens..... those nasty Billikens, booooo!
- Belmont..... Go Belmont.

I feel better now..... GO ACES!

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Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

Postby pafan » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:46 pm

svmar10 wrote:- Wonder if anyone on the west side of town's talking about that also?


USI just got themselves a bid in the D2 Elite Eight, so if it was going to happen, soon would be a good prediction.
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Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

Postby E-Villan » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:06 pm

How about a Valpo and Murray State juxtaposition....(I have been wanting to use that word for awhile)

Two years ago, Valpo edged Murray State out for a spot in the MVC to replace Wichita State.

Today, The City of Evansville gives Murray State a police escort through town to the airport, where they flew to Hartford for the first round of the NCAA. The local media blasted it, and it looked just short of a parade.

Meanwhile, at the same time, Valpo has (3) players announce transfers, Derrick Smits, Javon Freeman and Bakari Evelyn.

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Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

Postby E-Villan » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:10 pm

pafan wrote:
svmar10 wrote:- Wonder if anyone on the west side of town's talking about that also?


USI just got themselves a bid in the D2 Elite Eight, so if it was going to happen, soon would be a good prediction.


I am still of the belief that fancy new arena isn't being built for D-2. After seeing what has transpired with long time rival Northern Kentucky, I am sure there is more than just a passing thought. I also think a lot of effort is being spent building the OVC brand up locally.

Additionally, that may have been the final wake up call UE needed to get it's basketball program turned around. USI successfully transitioning to D1 with a shiny new arena while Marty was still stagnating along the sidelines could have been catastrophic.

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Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

Postby ncace » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:06 pm

Agree that USI spent a lot of $$s on a facility that rivals some nice, D1 programs, like Wofford, for example. Additionally, the OVC only has 11 teams. 12 would work a lot better. USI could compete in several programs without upgrading anything, I. E. Baseball, Soccer, golf, etc. Plus they fit perfectly with the geography.

Maybe it's coincidence and connecting dots that aren't there, but I wouldn't be surprised if USI moves up, and UE Would be wise to use this as motivation to step up their efforts in ALL sports. There is NO reason why UE should be bottom 5 in the MVC in ANY sport. We need to continue some of the momentum from this year and pull out the stops.


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