Saturday, December 5, 2009

I knew payback would hurt, but not THIS much

If ever the cliche "what a difference a year makes" applied, it's with Gannon vs. Urbana. Last year, GU shellacked UU 78-42 and 92-55. This year the Blue Knights have posted two convincing victories over the Golden Ones -- 73-43 and 85-59. Coach Reilly aptly summed up what the Knights need to do during their two-week layoff: "We've got to get guys back and we've got to get better."

Two positives for the Knights:
  • Riles also mentioned in the post-game interview that he's hoping Mark Demski is back for the Dec. 19 game vs. Glenville State.
  • They don't play Urbana again this year.

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  1. GU needs a shooter and nobody's showed up yet.

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  3. You forgot one more positive: Gannon shattered the 50-point barrier.

    The two-week layoff will also give them time to rest from all those points tonight.

    Remember when some of use here were mad about Gannon scheduling Urbana twice? Maybe the Urbana fans will start to complain about scheduling Gannon in 2010-11. They need to challenge themselves and schedule teams like Lake Erie.

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  13. Well ... let's hope things get better.

    My frustration is that Jerry Slocum was able to lose players to graduation and he was able to win at least 16 games in each of his eight seasons at GU. Yes, he did not win a GLIAC championship nor an NCAA game, but winning in the postseason was much more difficult in the Great Lakes region.

    And until the 1996 debacle, Dukiet won no fewer than 17 games per season. I think that GU fans just are used to a certain level of consistency. This season is rather bewildering to this point.

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  15. Golden: I agree with you about the frustration. That's what really makes this season hard to swallow is the fact that we have so many juniors playing. If it were all freshmen it'd be easier to grasp. But not when you have this many experienced players.

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  16. Some friends that I went to Gannon with and I started a "pool" my sophomore year in which we predict the men's basketball team's record. We each pay 5, sometimes more, into it and then winner takes all. These were my predictions, just copied and pasted out of Word (the number in parentheses is our, well for this it's mine, prediction for margin of victory/deficit; its our tie-breaker).

    Record: 9-18
    Urbana W (19)
    Lake Erie W (27)
    Northern Kentucky L (-17)
    @Urbana W (16)
    Glenville St. L (-19)
    Daemen W (23)
    Seton Hill W (14)
    Ferris St/Taylor W/W (5/10)
    @Kutztown L (-24)
    @East Stroudsburg L (-7)
    Bloomsburg L (-5)
    Mansfield L (-8)
    California L (-15)
    @Clarion L (-6)
    @slippery Rock L (-9)
    Indiana L (-18)
    Boro L (-8)
    @Lock Haven W (17)
    @Hurst L (-19)
    @California L (-28)
    Slippery Rock L (-4)
    Clarion L (-2)
    Lake Erie W (18)
    @Boro L (-14)
    @Indiana L (-29)
    Hurst L (-11)
    Lock Haven W (13)

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  19. Malcolm's issue was his foot. He had a similar injury to Tyler Stoczynski's last season. He is out of the cast shoe and is no longer limping. He feels he is ready to play but, if Reilly and company follow through, he'll be out for another 2-3 weeks to make sure it is fully healed. I'm predicting we'll see Demski before we see Malcolm.

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  22. I'm calling for an immediate cease fire. Please lay off each other and stop arguing. This site is meant to be a place to talk Gannon basketball, not snipe at each other.

    Thanks -- Jim

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  24. Wow ... Things are getting pretty crazy here ... What will we do without any games for almost two weeks?

    I'm going to the women's game tomorrow to see if they can claim win #10.

    Tomorrow's also the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Don't forget to go to church. And no, it has nothing to do with Franco Harris.

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  30. Hurry Jim, start another thread.
    Just returned from a fantastic Lady Knights game. Carrie Nolan has now hit a 3ptr in 40 consecutive games.
    Way to go Carrie.

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  31. The Ladies now 10 and OH!
    are now ranked #6 in today's d2 Nat'l Poll
    2 "toot your horn's" and "1 way to go"
    for our women's team

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