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Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby ptctitan » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:32 pm

Originally, we were supposed to play IUPUI this weekend at Calihan Hall. Those games were canceled by the HL when IUPUI had problems with COVID and shut down the program for two weeks.

This afternoon, the HL announced that it had canceled the NKU-Oakland games set for this weekend at Oakland.

Will we now be the replacement for NKU since we were scheduled to play at Oakland later this season anyway? That's what happened last weekend when IUPUI had to cancel its games at PFW.
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus ????

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:38 am

From the Detroit News:

“Oakland, Detroit Mercy both have open weekends; rivalry series could be pushed up”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sport ... 017209001/
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus ????

Postby HSScout1 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:30 pm

Playing Oakland both Saturday and Sunday at Calihan Hall - both at 4pm
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:27 pm

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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:40 pm

From the Detroit News:

“Oakland, Detroit Mercy to play weekend series at Calihan; rivals could meet four times this season”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sport ... 034320001/
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby Rogobob77 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:18 pm

DetroitTitans.com preview with game notes:

https://detroittitans.com/news/2020/12/ ... -hall.aspx

Both games on ESPN3.

In a late-breaking development, UIC (Oakland’s last opponent) temporarily suspended MBB operations earlier today because of Covid. That could be a factor in whether the OU-UDM games are played as scheduled this weekend.
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:45 pm

Detroit News article from Tony Paul:

“State hoops: Oakland, Detroit Mercy not happy with moved-up rivalry”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sport ... 045007001/
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby 1975SHjoe » Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:45 am

Vegas has UDM favored by 3.5, the O/U is 154.5...Go Titans!
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby dennycrane » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:46 pm

For now at least, Tony Paul has the Titans ranked third in the Statewide power rankings of D-1 teams. Older fans will remember that UD consistently held this spot, and occasionally higher, in the years before accepting a conference downgrade in 1994.
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby Shags-DC » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:56 pm

Not sure I've seen an uglier college basketball game in my life.
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby Commissioner » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:57 pm

Shags-DC wrote:Not sure I've seen an uglier college basketball game in my life.

I'm sure I have, just can't remember when.
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby Dick Vitale » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:43 pm

No words.
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby dennycrane » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:48 pm

Noah Waterman started the game, seemed comfortable on the floor, scored 6 of his 8 points, I think, and we led at halftime. Then, in the second half, he played only sparingly and we lost the lead midway thru the period. Koka played a lot, managing one free throw and one dunk but grabbing 8 rebounds. Rose played a lot as well and didn't score. We were consistently beaten by an Oakland big man left alone under the basket. The coaches appeared not to notice this.
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby Rogobob77 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:30 pm

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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby professorjackson » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:26 am

For a lot less than the millions the university spends on basketball they could achieve the same result by buying time in the media and having someone read out, "The Detroit Mercy, or whatever they want to be called now, Titans lost again."
The university dropped football because it lost $65,000 per year in 1964 dollars (about $550,000 now), played in an old building, drew only around 12,000 fans per game, and couldn't compete against the bigger schools. Basketball may meet the same fate...
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby titandave » Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:55 pm

dennycrane wrote:Noah Waterman started the game, seemed comfortable on the floor, scored 6 of his 8 points, I think, and we led at halftime. Then, in the second half, he played only sparingly and we lost the lead midway thru the period. Koka played a lot, managing one free throw and one dunk but grabbing 8 rebounds. Rose played a lot as well and didn't score. We were consistently beaten by an Oakland big man left alone under the basket. The coaches appeared not to notice this.


From my perspective; your comments really hit the mark!

Going forward; I would like to see more minutes allocated to Waterman and Brandon.
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby ptctitan » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:49 pm

Starting line-up today: Davis, Fraser, Koka, Kuol, Waterman
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby The-Dude » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:25 pm

Titans destroying the Grizz, 24-10, early in the game.
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Re: Games 7 & 8 - Versus Oakland

Postby The-Dude » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:38 pm

Waterman is playing very well.
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