And specifically in section 118? Watching a game from 118 looked like a ton of fun when the Stonewalls had their banners and chants. Can anyone closer to the situation let us know whether AD or Mr. Grosse helped with that?
Are you asking if the AD or Chris Grosso was involved with starting the Stonewalls? If you are, the answer is no, the Stonewalls were an alumni fan group started by a few alumni who sat in 118. Unfortunately after the past few seasons fan interest and support had declined to the point where it was difficult to continue the Stonewalls this season.
LC. . .in answer to your question, while I have contemplated the calculation of lineup plus/minuses, I haven't saved my scrawled calculation sheets. If/when I have some time, I'll go back and try to recalculate the numbers on a lineup-by-lineup basis. As the roster has decreased in size, it may be a little easier. You're correct in that the play-by-play information is sometimes incomplete, and requires more work to recreate playing lineups than one would anticipate.
Thanks njhoya, and again I'm happy to offer a helping hand. Trust me, after seeing the play by play information over the last couple of seasons I have a lot of appreciation for the work you do to put together these plus/minus numbers every game.
I'm fairly certain we'll be in the NIT conversation if we finish above .500. While it's far from a sure thing, 6-12 in conference would put us at 16-13 going into the BET. 17 wins probably gets us into the NIT. If not, we should definitely accept a bid to one of those other tournaments, to continue to build toward next year.
Yeah, not sure why we would be in the category of no prayer of the NIT. Truthfully, we have plenty of oppts left to get good wins. Not saying it will happen, but almost every BE team outside of STJ and DeP is a good win. It sucked to lose to Butler and Cuse the way we did, but beating Marq and Providence at home would likely be as good.
I disagree GUJook97 and TrueHoyaBlue. As hoyasaxa2003 has mentioned in the past, the NIT selection standards are now an extension of the NCAA selection standards. So in reality, being being in the bubble conversation means being in the NIT conversation. In 2016 when Marquette had a bad non-conference schedule (326 Non Conf SOS), they ended up 20-13 (8-10 in conference) and didn't make the NIT. Getting to 500 or better is no longer good enough to be in the NIT conversation.
Back in December the NCAA selection committee announced a new format for their team sheets this year. Team records are divided into four groups for evaluating teams:
RPI Group 1: Home (1-30), Neutral (1-50), Away (1-75) RPI Group 2: Home (31-75), Neutral (51-100), Away (76-135) RPI Group 3: Home (76-160), Neutral (101-200), Away (136-240) RPI Group 4: Home (161-351), Neutral (201-351), Away (241-351)
Last night was Georgetown's first Group 1 win of the season. Their record is not 1-4 against Group 1, 0-0 against Group 2, 1-0 against Group 3, and 10-0 against Group 4. Without the Syracuse and Butler wins, it's going to be an uphill battle to get in the postseason conversation.
njhoya, have you ever considered calculating lineup +/-? I’ve tried in the past but haven’t been able to consistently input the play by play data from guhoyas. Happy to help if you have the data in a clean format.
That's what you got from that quote. Telling his players not to rest on they're laurels and to keep working hard, that's not a defeatist attitude, that's continually motivating and keeping his players focused.
Ok let's try it this way Ewing: No one expects us to be successful.
Where the hell is he getting this jaded impression from? Or is it him trying to "exceed" expectations?
Moses Brown, C, Archbishop Molloy – In a highly touted matchup Brown came to play, and used his length and athleticism to cause problems on the defensive end. On top of that he showed an improved touch with a few nice hook shots. Brown finished with 18 points and 7 rebounds to go with 4 blocks in one of his better showings in recent months.
Leonard Hamilton from Florida State as well as assistants from Georgetown, Duke and Kentucky were on hand to watch Brown.
Please tell me you asked him : "Chris Mack - great coach or the greatest coach of all time?"
Other questions to ask are what is it that you actually do at ESPN and how did they let go of a high quality journalist in Andy Katz and keep a troll like you on staff??? Who do you have pictures of in incriminating circumstances in the higher ups at ESPN/Disney??
Funny, I was on a flight with Andy Katz yesterday and was tempted to ask him this same question.
A few notes from the game, some of which was mentioned already and some of which I didn’t see.
1. Great fan atmosphere and excited to see so many students show up.
2. Jack came onto the court in a remote control truck during a timeout, pretty fantastic.
3. The late firsts half lineup of Mosely, Blair, Johnson, Derrickson, and Govan was rolling. To my recollection that lineup barely played together in the second half.
4. Really could have used Blair, Mulmore, or Dickerson on the court with Mosely to break the press late.
5. The Hoyas possession with about 2 minutes left where they dribbled/passed around the perimeter to drain the clock was the moment when I realized that the game was in jeopardy.
6. Blair’s mother was sitting next to me and was probably one of the most vocal Georgetown fans in the arena.
7. Great to see so many recent player alumni at the game supporting the team.
8. The school not only recognized father McFadden and his retirement during one of the timeouts, but also recognized Aaron Broadus (pep band director for 15 years) who will be stepping down. Congrats to both of them.
I’m excited for Big East play. Not sure how many games the team will win, but at least it seems like the games will be fun and exciting. And I’m definitely optimistic about the future of the team under Ewing.