UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby UMaine » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:19 am

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The #AERoadTrip takes you behind-the-scenes with @BlackBearMBB Coach Bob Walsh.
watch video: https://twitter.com/AmericaEast/status/ ... 7516506112
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby UMaine » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:40 am

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Get a first glance of the 2017-18 Black Bears at our Skip Chappelle Scrimmage on Homecoming weekend!

Details: http://bit.ly/2zfmQuv
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby UMaine » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:33 am

Bob Walsh 10.12.17
October 12th, 2017 | by: Rich Kimball
Maine men’s basketball coach Bob Walsh joined us to discuss Saturday’s Skip Chappelle Scrimmage and some of the newcomers to the Black Bear roster.

http://www.downtownwithrichkimball.com/ ... -10-12-17/
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby Crunch » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:37 pm

Who was the genius that scheduled the men's scrimmage at the Pit at the very time those attending the homecoming football game were lined up one car on top of another trying to park in all the pre-football game designated lots? I, for instance, wasn't carrying my football tailgating pass (sarcasm intended). Sure hope this isn't a premonition of the what's to come. I'm embarrassed for the Chappelle family. (By the way, is this the same person who didn't lock down the Cross Center for the Women's Invitational? I'm sure the Pit will impress the visiting teams.) C'mon people. This is basic stuff and there's no excuse for it.
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby aechamps » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:13 pm

Looks like the scrimmage had some good competition between teams......
Bob C did you have time to watch in person? If so, thoughts...thanks
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby bcbc55 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:23 am

aechamps wrote:Looks like the scrimmage had some good competition between teams......
Bob C did you have time to watch in person? If so, thoughts...thanks


AE: GREAT TO SEE YOU BACK ON TO THE BASKETBALLTHREAD!!!!!

Sorry, but did not get to UMaine today. Too much traffic with homecoming for an old senior citizen who turned 80 last month.

Probably won't get to watch them until October 28th at 3:00pm when they play Husson in an exhibition game.

Women's team follows at 5:00pm versus Stonehill.

Games at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby UMaine » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:18 am

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RECAP | Men’s Basketball Holds Thrilling Skip Chappelle Scrimmage #BlackBearNation
Details: http://bit.ly/2gjC9xx



Maine Basketball‏ @BlackBearMBB
FINAL | Team Blue takes down Team White 89-85 in OT!
Fleming leads Team White w/ 33 pts.
Ilker Er finishes w/ 27 pts. for Team Blue.
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby WABI » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:25 am

UMaine Men's Basketball Holds 4th Annual Skip Chappelle Scrimmage
ORONO, MAINE (WABI) - Basketball fans got a preview of the University of Maine men's basketball team today as the Black Bears held the 4th annual Skip Chappelle Scrimmage at The Pit.
http://www.wabi.tv/content/sports/UMain ... 49123.html
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby MBRer » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:01 am

America East preseason power rankings: Vermont Rising 2.0
The Catamount bandwagon is real, but Albany and Stony Brook stand in their way of another conference championship.

Last year, the America East was all about Vermont. The Catamounts went 16-0 in-conference in the regular season, giving the school its longest-ever Division I winning streak. Vermont also swept the postseason conference individual awards, headlined by Trae Bell-Haynes winning America East Player of the Year.

This year, Vermont will contend with an improved league, particularly up top. The Catamounts are still the favorites, and by a good margin, but if they want another championship, they will have to earn it.

America East Preseason Power Rankings
1. Vermont Catamounts
2. Albany Great Danes
3. Stony Brook Seawolves
4. New Hampshire Wildcats
5. UMBC Retrievers
6. UMass Lowell River Hawks
7. Binghamton Bearcats
8. Hartford Hawks
9. Maine Black Bears

The Black Bears were a mess last year, finishing last in the conference and enduring plenty of humiliation off the court. Now, they lose leading scorer Wesley Myers and 38 percent three-point shooter Austin Howard

https://www.midmajormadness.com/2017/10 ... ny-2017-18
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby bcbc55 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:44 pm

MBRer wrote:America East preseason power rankings: Vermont Rising 2.0
The Catamount bandwagon is real, but Albany and Stony Brook stand in their way of another conference championship.

Last year, the America East was all about Vermont. The Catamounts went 16-0 in-conference in the regular season, giving the school its longest-ever Division I winning streak. Vermont also swept the postseason conference individual awards, headlined by Trae Bell-Haynes winning America East Player of the Year.

This year, Vermont will contend with an improved league, particularly up top. The Catamounts are still the favorites, and by a good margin, but if they want another championship, they will have to earn it.

America East Preseason Power Rankings
1. Vermont Catamounts
2. Albany Great Danes
3. Stony Brook Seawolves
4. New Hampshire Wildcats
5. UMBC Retrievers
6. UMass Lowell River Hawks
7. Binghamton Bearcats
8. Hartford Hawks
9. Maine Black Bears

The Black Bears were a mess last year, finishing last in the conference and enduring plenty of humiliation off the court. Now, they lose leading scorer Wesley Myers and 38 percent three-point shooter Austin Howard

https://www.midmajormadness.com/2017/10 ... ny-2017-18


MBRer: Thanks for all the timely, informative and interesting UMaine Blackbears men's basketball teams data.

You are right they averaged just 64.7 ppg last year. They gave up 75 ppg.

Maine Only shot 40.3% for the floor, 31.9% from beyond the arc and 65.4% from the line. These all must improve.Opponents out shot Maine in all three categories percentage wise.
FG% 46.1%, 3 point% 35.9% and FS 72.1%.

Rebounds Opp. 37.4 per game Maine 35.1
Assists Opp. 14.0 Maine 11.8 per game
Personal Fouls Opp 16.0 Maine 17.9 per game
Turnovers Opp. 11.6 Maine 13.1 per game

Off those 7 team statistics Maine was not on the positive side in any of the 7.

Only returnee who shot over 40% for 3's is Ilker Er but he only played 11 games shot 41.8% while Danny Evans shot 36.1% from beyond the line.

However, they lost 60.9% (or 39.4 ppg) of that 64.7 ppg average as Myers 16.9, Howard 7.6, Pirovic 7.1, Bernstein 4.2 and McKennon 4.1 averaged 39.9 ppg of the 64.7 team ppg. All 5 of these players transferred out. Only 25.3 points return or 39.1%.

Other than transfer Dusan M. from LaSalle none of the other new players have played D-1 basketball so they will have to prove themselves even though they are talented and experiened JUCO and prep school players.

ADD those 5 transfers to the 6 transfers the year before for a total of 11 and add 2 assistant coaches (1 each of the past 2 years) they needed a moving company for all those moves out-of-state.

Hopefully Pluses for this coming season:

1. Return hopefully full time from injuries Calixe (only played 5 games) and Er (only played 11 games) Neither played in any conference games
2. Good size in Antoms 6'8" 245lbs. Er 6'6". Ilija S. and Fleming 6'7" and Eze 6'8"
3. 8 returning players, 2 new transfers and 7 new players and only 3 true freshmen right out of high school. This is an experienced team even if the JUCO's and transfers didn't get their experience at Maine
4. Addition of new assistant head coach Bob Simons with 25 years of collegiate assistant coaching experience at the D-1 level
5. Feeling of pressure to help Coach Bob Walsh to get his contract to be renewed as his 4 year contract is up after this season. Probably Going to need at least a 4th place 10-6 or 9-7 or 8-8 conference regular season finish to get a home tournament game and win a tourney game
6. Law of averages to have a possible winning season overall but need to have a 10-6 conference schedule after 3 consecutive losing seasons totaling 18-74...3-27, 8-22 and 7-25.

I have 4 concerns that Maine has not done the past 3 seasons very successfully

1. go inside more to go inside to get open threes by going inside to post men on block MORE
2. Using more than 7 or 8 players come conference schedule time. Use double figure numbers during non-conference game to determine 7-8 to use in conference games
3. Allowing the players to determine who shoots, where they shoot from and when they shoot....need an offensive system so coach control's who, where and when
4. as they have 12 guards of the 17 players on the roster they could still be very guard oriented as they have been the past 3 seasons

Rank of concerns: 4 first, 2 second, 3 third and 1 fourth.

Thanks again for great post. It really helps to look forward to conference expectations. "RED" Grendon said Maine wouldn't finish last in Hockey East conference, will Walsh come out and say the same thing for the AE Conference?
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