MBB OOC Prediction Thread

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  • #12017
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
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    The HC and Bucknell boards do this, and since we are starting to get some traction, I thought we should do it here as well. Let’s get some predictions on how Lehigh will finish the OOC season. As a refresher, the schedule is below:

    @ Minn
    Rider
    @ Fordham
    @ Houston
    @ Pitt
    @ TX Southern
    @ Howard/ South Dakota St.
    Sacred Heart
    @ St. Francis (PA)
    UMBC
    LIU Brooklyn
    Quinnipiac
    @ Bryant

    #12018
    StablerBum
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    I’m going to go with a 7-6 out of conference record for this team. I think Reed is going to experiment with a bunch of different lineups and I think almost everyone will get a chance in the first few weeks of the season. I’d love a scalp at Minn, Houston, or Pitt but I’m not expecting one. Fordham should be much improved. Those last 6 games in out of conference play should be a good springboard into the PL. I’m hoping for 4-2 in those last 6.

    #12019

    toddcudd
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    I’m gonna go with 8-5. Stepping out on a limb that Minny underestimates and we pull the surprise out there. I’m with you on the 4-2 in the final 6, bum.

    #12024

    LUHoops00
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    I am going to go 5-8, really young team with 5 men in top 9 rotation who never played a college game before…it will take time to gel and figure out roles, combined with the fact that as usual we are on the road a ton.

    I think we see growth by the month with this team and by league play they should be solid. I predict a top 4 league record and I think we are a team no one will want to play come March.

    #12025

    lehigh90
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    I’m pretty positive, which is a rarity for me compared to others on here.

    I give us losses to the 3 biggies.

    I give us 5 wins at home.

    In the other 5, we could win all 5, again, but I will put us at 3-2 in the other 5 smaller games.

    So, that gets me to 8-5. Anything less, I am disappointed. I am thrilled at 10-3, or a lesser record with a win at Minn, Pitt or Houston.

    #12033

    pafan11
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    I have read about some of the teams on the OOC schedule but not all, I will predict 4-9. I only say this because I fear an 0-6 or 1-5 start. Young team on the road all but Rider spells very difficult start. I think the young kids will come along but the season will depend on leadership. If MM can lead this team after a difficult start I believe they are a contender for a PL title. I am not nearly as optimistic as some of you for a good start. I hope I am wrong!

    #12037
    RichH
    RichH
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    Had to find my rose colored glasses before starting this. With those firmly in place .8-5.We could go 4-9 but my guess is team will mesh early as opposed to later in season.Offensively we will sore on everyone. D is as yet a complete unknown with so many new faces. A fun year.

    #12325

    pafan11
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    My fear stated above (1-5, 0-6) is becoming a reality. Heading to South Dakota to take on Texas Southern with a depleted team trying to find its identity spells trouble. Hoping boys can pull together and pull out a big win!

    #12326

    lehigh90
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    Unfortunately, I think LIU-Brooklyn and Quinnipiac home games are now toss ups. Same probably with South Dakota St. Bryant on the road is a possible loss as well.

    #12327

    pafan11
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    Just heard on ESPN Radio that Quinnipiac is legit, should contend for their conference championship.

    #12328
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
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    I expected this team to be 1-4 at this point in the season, but if I could do it over again I would predict 2-3 less wins. Quinnipiac is always an excellent rebounding team (32nd in the country at the moment) and I think that will be trouble. UMBC is also in the top 100 in rebounding and could cause problems for us. Bryant, as mentioned above, is very solid.

    The next 4 games are definitely the weaker teams we have remaining OOC, although 3 of them are road or neutral site.

    #12379
    Bison137
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    Quote: Just heard on ESPN Radio that Quinnipiac is legit, should contend for their conference championship.

    Anything is possible, but that seems like a long shot. They have been playing better than the 7th place spot that the coaches predicted for them, but thus far I don’t think they look like they can challenge Manhattan or Iona.

    #12824
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
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    Well, 7-6 it is. We were all right in that area with our predictions for the most part. After the way the team was playing (and rebounding) through the first few games, they did a good job recovering to win 5 in a row for a winning OOC record.

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