2019-20 nonconference schedules



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Meh. except for Texas and Maryland. Though I guess you can throw out the record books when the North Carolina 1862 and 1890 Morrill Act schools meet up on the farm court :rolleyes:
“Meh” is what you say to this turd pile of an OOC schedule? “Meh”? Seriously if you are adopting this Carolina school, please show the same critical eye you would if it were NCheat. Shame on Wes for this abomination of games. Just so we are also clear- Maryland is part of the ACC/Big10 required schedule so this schedule is even worse of a planning strategy. My respect for Wes just dropped a bit :oops:
 

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Lol..... that sounds like something out of Diane Keaton's mouth..."I'm from Philadelphia. Whaddya want from me? I'm honest."

But... see, your assessment is fair. The thing is, no one is arguing it's a good schedule. And I'm not saying that it's my preference to play a weak schedule. Vic tried to schedule UConn this year, but Geno wanted to play at Storrs. Not sure what the deal with that is, but I think we're still the new kids on the block. We don't get to dictate what we want to do.

Vic has had a 36-2 SEC record in the last 2 years. He also had 2 national championship game appearances, and scored 84 points against Oregon in one of his most impressive offensive onslaughts. He always has his team ready and firing both by conference time, and in the NCAA tournament. So having a weak nonconference doesn't faze his team at all, or really affects anything. As long it doesn't hurt us, I really don't care what UConn or SC or what anybody else says about our schedule.

I think the only thing it really means is slightly lower seeding. But..really I'll take a #2 or #3 seed because none of the regionals this year favors us. Another reason we're the new kids on the block. Regionals in the last 3 years were hosted in Albany, Portland, Fort Wayne, Greenville, Lexington, Stockton, and Dallas. It favors every top 7 or 8 team except for State. The day when they host a regional in Jackson or Memphis is the day where the basketball universe deems us "a national power." Until then, we still aren't getting the benefits those teams I mentioned are.

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You also had McCown to help with the success plus a weak SEC so let’s see him reload and match that success before anointing him. As noted, virtually all “big game” matchups are home and home unless it’s a one off for a “homecoming game” for a Senior. Maybe the games at Storrs could have been AEH’s homecoming game? :rolleyes:
 
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That game @Kentucky could be interesting

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That's a pretty good schedule, and a significant upgrade from MTSU's schedule last year, when Kentucky, Rice and Belmont were the only RPI top 50 teams they faced. Key matchups:
  • Nov. 10 vs. Kentucky
  • Nov. 29–Dec. 1 Gulf Coast Showcase (first game vs. Auburn)
  • Dec. 14 at Belmont
  • Dec. 29 vs. TCU
MTSU is one of the "new-look" teams I'm most excited about watching next season. Several promising transfers are on the Blue Raiders' roster:
  • Anastasia Hayes (Tennessee, SEC Sixth Woman of the Year 2017-18)
  • Rellah Boothe (Texas, McD HS All-American)
  • Ra'Shika White (Elon, CAA Sixth Woman of the Year 2017-18)
  • Eternati Willock (Kansas State/New Mexico JC, Big 12 All-Freshman Team 2016-17)
 
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Good article on Virginia's nonconference schedule:


This season, UVa heads to Storrs, Connecticut, on Nov. 19. Next year, the Huskies come to John Paul Jones Arena. ... This will mark the first time the Cavaliers have faced the Huskies since 2007.

“They’ve been one of the greatest programs in the country for a lot of years,” Thompson said. “They’re always going to be well coached and always going to have great players, but we’re going in there to win.”
 
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Don't remember anyone posting on UCLA's announced noncon schedule:


Starts with a handful of cupcakes and semisweets at home. The highlights come with road trips after Thanksgiving:
  • Nov. 30 vs. UCF (at Virginia)
  • Dec. 1 at Virginia
  • Dec. 19 at Georgia
  • Dec. 22 at Indiana
 

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LMU might not be a pushover, they got UCLA and Arizona early last season.

UCLA @ Indiana could be a really interesting game.
 

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LMU might not be a pushover, they got UCLA and Arizona early last season.

UCLA @ Indiana could be a really interesting game.
Don't remind me. We almost won. They played intense, if a bit helter-skelter. Their OOC turned out to be better than their conference season, I think.
 

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Their OOC turned out to be better than their conference season, I think.
Yeah, definitely, they were a bit disappointing. The WCC was fairly tough. I think their 2 best players, Green and Gipson, were in and out of the lineup with various injuries during the season.
 
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Finally.... My Panthers release the non-conference part of the schedule


Highlights include. the battle of the NC Methodists down in Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 5 .... I hate to have to miss that game :( .... the Battle of Guilford County..... at UNC-G (my spartans) on Dec 21. Thats about it for the highlights. :rolleyes: Last year's schedule was better..... but this is a rebuilding year. Only 9 non-conference games listed....
 
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DePaul’s nonconference schedule. UCONN, Notre Dame, Greenbay. Potential games against Oregon State, Miami, Oklahoma (Not that they were good last year). Overall I think it’s a solid schedule.

DePaul has always scheduled very well in the nonconference.
A nice point of contrast to the likes of Mississippi State.
 

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