12-13 schedule

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  • #6556

    LU65
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    Re:  NIT

    Still think we’ll be headed west to Pitt but wouldn’t mind seeing Fordham shipped elsewhere to avoid any chance of playing them twice.  We already have a date with them @ Stabler on 12/4.

     

    Re:  OOC Schedule

    Despite their press release (first link below) which failes to mention Lehigh, it appears we are, in fact, on the Bryant schedule (seond link below).  The Bulldogs come calling on 12/29 – a fact Coach Reed confirmed during our chat at the football home-opener today.

    Reed, Assistant Coaches and  and players were honored at halftime of the Monmouth game won by LU 27 – 17.  Brett proudly display his ring which, like all the player rings, was engraved with the word “Family.”  The word was the unanimous choice of the players.  Kinda says something about this band of players that many of us who follow the team already knew and admired.

    November 9th – 70 days and counting!

     

    http://www.bryantbulldogs.com/sports/mbkb/2012-13/releases/20120828cpm1c0

    http://www.bryantbulldogs.com/sports/mbkb/2012-13/schedule

     

    #6558

    TMH
    Participant

    I was told today, that Lehigh made a serious play to get St. Joes on the schedule and Martelli agreed but neither could find a compatible date.

    #6560

    LU65
    Participant

    While not a scheduling matter, I thought these previews – while perhaps pointing out the obvious – might be of interest to some.

     

    Joel Welser, collegesportsmadness.com contributor, previews BU (#87) and LU (#76) as members of the Top 100.

     

    Bucknell

    http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/4648

     

     

    Lehigh

    http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/4730

    #6606

    LU65
    Participant

    Pitt has a lot riding on their ability to win two at the NIT Pitt POD.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pitt-basketball/preseason-nit-games-shape-up-as-key-to-season-651972/

     

    #6637
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
    Participant

    Website announced the preseason-NIT.  LU apparently seeded fifth and has a good chance to host a pod if we don’t advance to MSG.  http://www.lehighsports.com/sports/mbball/lehigh_to_play_in_nit_season_tip-off_.aspx

     

     

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    #6889
    jimk72
    jimk72
    Participant

    It’s finally up on the official athletic site. 2012-2013 schedule……  Two trips to Texas?  Must have been a mad scramble to get one last no-league game.

    #6890
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
    Participant

    Wow, my assumption with the lack of home games last season was that they were trying to set it up for a bunch of home games in the Sr. year of CJ, Gabe & Holden.  Clearly that either wasn’t the intention or it failed. 

    As you say Jim, the decision makers must have really been in a tough spot to fill out the OOC schedule with a second trip to Texas.  That can’t be cheap, and I don’t see UNT paying a gaurantee.

    #6891

    LU65
    Participant

    Four home games – one against a D-III school – is certainly sad.  Of course, the number could be six at home should we fail to advance to MSG.  But, still not what we wanted or expected.  And, yes, Coach Reed did say it was difficult finding quality opponents post the Duke matchup.  That said,  no one should complain about being selected to play in the prestigious Preseason NIT. There, we’ll have the chance to perhaps go up against Pitt in regional play and, should we advance, the likelihood of playing Michigan, Kansas State or Virginia at New York’s Madison Square Garden.  Should we not advance out of the Pittsburgh Pod, we’d undoubtedly host two Consolation Round games at Stabler based on our strong seeding going into the tournament.  Our opponents would come from the list of others who also failed to advance to play in New York City.  The list of those schools selected to participate in this year’s Preseason NIT are:

    Pittsburgh – Robert Morris, Lehigh, and Fordham

    Michigan – IUPUI, Cleveland State, Bowling Green

    Kansas State – Lamar, North Texas, Alabama-Huntsville

    Virginia – Fairfield, Delaware, Penn

    For a graphic, click below.

    http://www.thedetroitsportssite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/bkm-preseason-nit-bracket.pdf

     

    The NIT will not be our only test.  So, too, will be our first and last games contested before entering conference play – namely Baylor and VCU.  In between, you have – for the most part – the usual assortment of contests against AE, NEC, and A-10 teams. Our full OOC Schedule follows.

     

    Date  /  Opponent  /  Conference  /  2011-12 Record  /  Final Pomeroy Ranking

    Nov. 9th  /  @ Baylor  /  Big 12  /  30-8  /  17

     

    Pre-season NIT (Pittsburgh POD)

    Nov. 12th /  Robert Morris  /  NEC  /  26-11  /  123

    and either

    Nov. 13th /  Fordham  /  A10  /  10-19  /  237

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    Nov. 13th  /  Pitt  /  Big East  /  22-17  /  63

     

    Should we win both games, we head to New York to play two – the first on November 21st and the second on November 23rd.  Otherwise, our Consolation Round games will be played on November 19th and 20th.

     

    Nov. 25th  / @  Sacred Heart  /  AE  /  14-18  /  236

    Nov. 27th  /  @ Quinnipiac  /  AE  /  18-14  /  138

    Dec. 1st  /  Fairleigh Dickinson  /  NEC  /  3-26  /  328

    Dec. 4th  /  Fordham  /  A10  /  10-19  /  237

    Dec. 8th  /  @ St. Francis University  /  NEC  /  6-23  /  307

    Dec. 20th  /  @ North Texas  /  Sun Belt  /  18-14  /  159

    Dec. 29th  /  Bryant  /  NEC  /  2-28  /  333

    Jan. 5th  /  @VCU  /  CAA  /  29-7  /  40

    Jan. 8th  /  Muhlenberg  College  /  D-III  /  18-9  /  na

     

    Ken Pomeroy’s Strength of Schedule Ranking for OOC Opponents

    With games against Robert Morris and Pitt = 180*

    With games against Robert Morris and Fordham = 196

    * With wins in each game, LU would then play two games at MSG against what we can assume will be top quality opponents. This will have the effect of bettering the 180  average ranking.  With a loss in either or both games, LU would then play two additional games (most likely at Stabler) against what we can assume will be equal or lower ranking opponents.

     

    P.S.  Last year’s OOC opponent SOS measured 224.

     

    #6999

    SoV
    Participant

    A very weak home non-conference slate, but some good games overall: Baylor, Robert Morris, Pitt (probably), North Texas (who will be very good this year as they have one of the best players in the country in Tony Mitchell), and VCU.

    I think that it is critical that Lehigh advances to MSG in the preseason NIT to bolster their resume and gain more exposure. Pittsburgh may be ripe for the picking as they’re coming off a pretty bad year and are graduating Ashton Gibbs and Nasir Robinson.

    #7002

    lehigh90
    Participant

    Is anybody on here travelling to any of the OOC games?

    I was hoping to go to Pittsburgh, but now it falls on a Monday/Tuesday, so that is out, although I will go to MSG if we get there.  Baylor just too far.

    Planning on seeing Fordham at Stabler, but skipping Bryant, Muhlenberg and FDU.

    Then going to head down to Richmond for the VCU game if I can get a ticket.

    If anybody going to the away OOC games, let me know.  Would like to hook up pre and post.

    #7004

    LU2007
    Participant

    90 –

    Do you know about this event?  A few of us that met you down in Greensboro are attending.  As for games, certainly will be at MSG if we get there.  At this point, not sure of others in OOC.  Maybe home opener, possibly FU, but will give you a heads up as we get closer.

     

    http://mylehigh.lehigh.edu/s/1127/index.aspx?sid=1127&pgid=4498&gid=1&cid=8092&ecid=8092&post_id=0

    Come meet the 2012-13 Men’s Basketball Team, the defending Patriot League Champions!  All alumni, friends, and family are encouraged to attend a tailgate inside of Stabler Arena before the Homecoming Football game against Bucknell on October 20th. There will be plenty of food and drinks for everyone.  This is your opportunity to meet other alumni, coaches, and staff, and of course, the players.

    Date:  October 20, 2012
    Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM  (Kickoff at 12:30 PM vs Bucknell)
    Location: Stabler Arena Foyer

    Price*:  $20 per adult (ages 21 and up)
    $15 per child (ages 7-20)
    $6 per young child (ages 2-6; cost of game ticket)

    *Price covers food and drinks during the pre-game “Meet the Team” event and one football game ticket.  Game tickets will be distributed at the event.

    #7005
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
    Participant

    Anyone planning on buying season tickets when they go on sale tomorrow?

    #7011

    LU2007
    Participant

    Yes. Was going to request Section 4 a few rows up. I know LU65 enjoys it there.

    Where is everyone else thinking?

    #7013
    RichH
    RichH
    Participant

    Sec 4 sounds good. Am in for MSG. Dont know yet how many home games I can do . Definite for 10/20.

    #7014

    TMH
    Participant

    I’m already a season ticket holder for wrestling so committing to a full home slate of basketball games could be a home wrecker :-) but I intend to get to as many games as possible. Based on the home schedule, I would think only Bucknell may be a tough ticket this year. Would love to meet as many posters as possible though.

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