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RE: 2017-2018 Basketball Season
(11-22-2017 11:35 AM)Have_a_Gansett_2011 Wrote:  
(11-21-2017 06:03 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Toccoa Falls (who cares)
Howard (0-5)
UNCG (3-1)
@ Georgia St. (3-1)
MD Eastern Shore (1-3)
KY Christian (who cares)
Ft. Wayne (3-1)

Hope we win at least 5 of those 7 games.

I think 5 of these 7 is the floor here. Reasonably, the only game they could lose is @ GSU. UNCG is a nice program, but at home should be a W. They could actually win all 7 of these. We may have 10+ wins non-con before we get to Big South play, depending on the New Orleans games. How awesome would that be? We could be looking at a 22-23 win reg season.

5/7 would be good. There are some decent teams on that list equal to where Liberty is competitively now. I’d say there are only 4 “sure” wins- TFU, KCU, Howard and MDES. The rest, if we play good games, we can win.
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11-22-2017 10:55 PM
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Hoping for a win tonight
11-27-2017 07:15 PM
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(11-27-2017 07:15 PM)Ewglenn Wrote:  Hoping for a win tonight

Looks very likely. Great job team!
11-27-2017 08:24 PM
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I think the game tonight is on par for where I expect us as a program. A 20 point win and always having a comfortable lead was good.
11-28-2017 03:38 AM
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(11-28-2017 03:38 AM)army56mike Wrote:  I think the game tonight is on par for where I expect us as a program. A 20 point win and always having a comfortable lead was good.

Yeah I was expecting somewhere around there for the outcome
11-28-2017 06:48 AM
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I was looking at a preview of the UNCG game on ASOR and this thought came to mind. I can’t wait for the days when beating UNCG is no longer a big deal or a measuring stick to where our program is. Rather I want UNCG to be considered a warm up game or schedule filler before our UNC game. Or we play IPFW as a warm up before IU, or KY Christian is simply an exhibition until we play Kentucky. I look toward the days of the smaller schools to be sure wins and our challenges to come against the traditional college powers. I want us to be the next Gonzaga.
11-30-2017 05:40 PM
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Is it just me, or does the Wake Forest win remind you of our Baylor win during football. It kind of got our hopes up for bigger things than our team was ready to deliver?

It was kinda of like fools gold. Yesterdays’ loss was tough to take.
Georgia St. is a key game to judge the progression of our program.
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12-02-2017 06:47 PM
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Heartbreaking loss to UNC-Greensboro. Had our chances to win but couldn't. Hope we right the ship. We have been looking good this year.
12-02-2017 09:14 PM
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Wow! What a grwat win. Down by 16 in the 2nd half. This team showed geeat resiliency and grit.
12-05-2017 04:01 AM
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Huge win over Georgia State! Our guys must have been tired from the triple overtime game a few nights before and to play another overtime game right afterwards is rough. It's always fun to beat Sun Belt schools but our target is much higher than them.
12-07-2017 06:36 AM
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(12-07-2017 06:36 AM)GE and MTS Wrote:  Huge win over Georgia State! Our guys must have been tired from the triple overtime game a few nights before and to play another overtime game right afterwards is rough. It's always fun to beat Sun Belt schools but our target is much higher than them.
It is true that was a good win for the MBB program. And it is a little sweeter to beat SBC teams with their position of declining LU's desire to be a member. And LU will be much better off as an indy rather than a member of the SBC, now and especially in the future.
12-07-2017 09:51 AM
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So... do we blow out UMES or do we come back to earth and squeak out a close win?
12-07-2017 05:03 PM
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(12-07-2017 05:03 PM)army56mike Wrote:  So... do we blow out UMES or do we come back to earth and squeak out a close win?

I think we'll have a comfortable win, anywhere from 12-25 points. I'm looking for more PT for guys like Talbert. It'd be great if he could be that third option at forward. Isaiah and Scottie have established as the 2 main forwards and are SUCH great additions. They have been major difference makers this year. We need to get Talbert or McDowell on track in games like this.
12-07-2017 08:19 PM
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Definite double-digit win. No overtime for this game. Really happy with the progress of our basketball team.
12-08-2017 06:54 AM
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(12-08-2017 06:54 AM)GE and MTS Wrote:  Definite double-digit win. No overtime for this game. Really happy with the progress of our basketball team.

If we don't win by 20 it's a loss.
12-08-2017 08:23 AM
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Well, that was a great win. Looking forward to many more this season and from here on out.
12-09-2017 03:21 AM
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Took care of business the way we should. I hope Gill was taking notes.
12-09-2017 09:57 AM
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The more I watch this team the better I feel about how it plays. As one of McKay's initial non supporters, I like what he does in progressing the team. Even though this is a marsh mellow schedule, I've give him this year to excel before I let out some cat calls.
12-09-2017 03:48 PM
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Well, that was a nice scrimmage against KCU. Does that win even count? We should never play a team like this unless it’s a preseason scrimmage, and certainly not this deep into the schedule and count it in our win column. Yes, I want us to be playing teams from my home state if Kentucky, but this isn’t what I had in mind for a regular season game.

Look, I get it. We’re still building our program. Coach McKay knows what he’s doing. I am just being impatient. I want our OOC SOS to reflect a team that could earn an at large bid to the NCAA tournament. I know we are not even close to being there yet, but KCU doesn’t bring us closer to that goal in my opinion.

When people think Liberty, I want them to view us in the same competitive group as Gonzaga or Wichita St.
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(12-16-2017 06:16 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Well, that was a nice scrimmage against KCU. Does that win even count? We should never play a team like this unless it’s a preseason scrimmage, and certainly not this deep into the schedule and count it in our win column. Yes, I want us to be playing teams from my home state if Kentucky, but this isn’t what I had in mind for a regular season game.

Look, I get it. We’re still building our program. Coach McKay knows what he’s doing. I am just being impatient. I want our OOC SOS to reflect a team that could earn an at large bid to the NCAA tournament. I know we are not even close to being there yet, but KCU doesn’t bring us closer to that goal in my opinion.

When people think Liberty, I want them to view us in the same competitive group as Gonzaga or Wichita St.

I agree. When I first saw our schedule, I thought it was a joke after winning over 20 games last year and doing so well in the postseason. We are growing and improving and deserve to play tougher opponents to further grow and improve. I haven't kept up with our attendance over the whole season but when I do happen to look what it was, it's unimpressive and pretty sad based on how good the team is and part of the blame can be at who we're playing. Us fans need to do a better job of attending the games (for all sports), especially when we have a good product on the court/field but we aren't doing ourselves any favors by scheduling non-DI auto wins. Being in the Big South isn't attractive so we need to up the non-conference portion to add some sizzle.
12-18-2017 09:10 PM
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