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Injury report on UMaine men's basketball team

Postby bcbc55 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:12 pm

Many UMaine men's basketball fans were wondering about the injury status of several UMaine men's basketball players is in the Bangor Daily News online today and will be in Thursday editon of the paper.

The headline is that Douglas Duncan the 6'6" Junior College forward transfer will be leaving the school at the end of the fall semester. After a series of injuries he has suffered during his basketball career before coming to Maine he suffered a foot injury this season.

Also currently 6'1 junior starter Trae Bryant another Junior College transfer is out with back problems. Starter 6'5" Isaiah White still another junior college transfer is still sidelined with a foot injury.

Starter 6'5" sophomore guard Dan Evans sat out the most recent game with UMPI with an injury and 6'7" forward Ilija S. left that same game also with a knee injury. Hopefully both will be available for Friday's home game against Dartmouth at 7:00pm at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Also, 6'8" red-shirt Vincent Eze has been out for the season with corrective hip surgery.

Also, 6'4" freshmen Rob Birstonas and freshmen guard 6'1"" Lewis Wang from the Lee Preppers have not played in a game for awhile.

Maine started with 17 players on their roster for this season including Eze.

Maine has certainly had more that their share of injuries the past several seasons. Last year they lost 2 starters, 6'1 starting point guard Araon Calixe and 6'6" starting Forward Ilker Er both went down with season ending injuries. Calixe after the first 5 games and Er after his 11th game. Calixe got the year back, but Er didn't as the cut off for red-shirting because of injuries by the NCAA is 7 games.

Two years ago starters Kevin little and Issac Vann both missed time because of ankle injuries and then transferred after that season.

Go to bangordailynewssports.com for the article about Duncan leaving Maine.
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Re: Injury report on UMaine men's basketball team

Postby mainejeff » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:32 pm

This program is officially a total trainwreck. Among the things that need to be considered at the end of the season is funding this program like a real D-1 men's basketball program. Until they start paying the head coach close to $200K...they will continue to get bottom-of-the-barrel candidates.
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Re: Injury report on UMaine men's basketball team

Postby bcbc55 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:41 pm

mainejeff wrote:This program is officially a total trainwreck. Among the things that need to be considered at the end of the season is funding this program like a real D-1 men's basketball program. Until they start paying the head coach close to $200K...they will continue to get bottom-of-the-barrel candidates.


mainejeff: I'll bet Chris Markwood could do the job. He is a former Maine high school player at South Portland High School and played at Notre Dame for two years and then transferred to Maine and played two years there.

He has been the associate head coach at very successful Vermont.

Markwood is currently the associate head coach at Northeastern University.

Northeastern 5-4 is ranked 136th to Maine's 333rd out of 351 D-1 teams in the Pomeroy RPI rankings. They play in the 15th ranked Colonial American Association Conference compared to UMaine 's America East Conference ranked at 28th in the realtmerpi.com RPI conference rankings out if the 32 conferences.

However, he did not get an on campus interview when the Maine job was open after Woodward left in the spring of 2014. All he got was a skype interview.

He could do the job because look at the succes they had at Vermont when he was there and look where Northeastern is now compared to UMaine. Plus. HE IS A MAINER.
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Re: Injury report on UMaine men's basketball team

Postby basketball_guy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:06 pm

I think if Maine can beat Dartmouth and beat this Machias program(I assume they will), hopefully that carries over
to the Central Conn. game.

However, if they can not beat Dartmouth and have a difficult time against Saint Joseph and Central Conn. then it may be time to pull the plug. Of course pulling the plug may come at the end of the season. However, if they beat these three schools it may be time to reconsider... They do seem to be playing better at this point over the last four games. That Fordham game showed they are competing.
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Re: Injury report on UMaine men's basketball team

Postby bcbc55 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:33 pm

basketball_guy wrote:I think if Maine can beat Dartmouth and beat this Machias program(I assume they will), hopefully that carries over
to the Central Conn. game.

However, if they can not beat Dartmouth and have a difficult time against Saint Joseph and Central Conn. then it may be time to pull the plug. Of course pulling the plug may come at the end of the season. However, if they beat these three schools it may be time to reconsider... They do seem to be playing better at this point over the last four games. That Fordham game showed they are competing.


basketball_guy: There is no way that the Maine AD is going to make a head coaching change until after the season.

Beating UMPI, Dartmouth and UMachias is nothing. A D-3 team UMPI, 281 ranked in Pomeroy RPI and 287th in reltimerpi'com RPI rankings Dartmouth and a NAIA2 team who has lost to UMPI twice this year, come on.

How many D-3, D-2, NAIA1, NAIA2 and under teams are included in Walsh's 19 total career wins at Maine?

Probably will be at least 2 a season after they beat UM@Machias a week from Sunday.

So that would make it 8 of the 19 total wins which is just 42.1% of the wins by a coach from a D-3 program over D-3 or below teams.

Counting those under D-1 wins he has 19 overall.
2014-15 3-27'
2015-16 8-22
2016-17 6-25
2017-18 2--7
Total..-19-81

Maine is projected to go 3-13 in the conference, 0-1 conference tourney and 4-10 non-conference which is 7-24 overall by Maine Team Daily Rankings System.

What is that old saying? "Figures don't lie".

What do you think Bob Simon is thinking right now?

Noticed during timeouts and during play that Walsh does not talk to Simon or any of the other assistant coaches.

When the game is going on Walsh stands beyond the bench up near the 38 foot line from the end line of the coaching box with his arms folded over his chest.

If Maine who is shooting 29.6% from beyond the arc and shooting 43.5% of their FGA's as 3's they are going to continue to live and die (mostly) by the 3 they are not going to turn things around.

They are a totally guard oriented 3 point shooting machine.

Have no inside-outside game at all to get open 3's or to get to the foul line more.

Their offensive set which I heard they got from the Women's head coach Richard Barron as the women run the same thing is guard oriented with the post player posting up beyond the elbows to set screens for the guards and to pass the ball to the wings cutting of screens if they get the ball looking for three's, they hardly ever post up the 2 post players that they have and Fleming is playing out of position as he is a face the basket player not a back-to-basket player.

They need an offensive set that makes the defense pay a big price by getting the ball to the post player on the block quickly in the possession which forces double downs to double team the block player before and after he gets the ball.

You stated that talent wins games, so does COACHING.

Maine does have enough talent to finish 8-8 in the conference and get a home game to win a tourney game which could possibly save Walsh's job.

Starting 5'11"" Calixe at the point. 6'5" White (when he returns from injury, 6'1" Trae Bryant at the off guard until White returns, 6'6" Ilker Er on a wing along with 6'7" Andrew Fleming at wing and 6'9" freshen center Mik Antoms gives them good size for the America East Conference. Add 6'7" Ilija S. and 6'5" Dan Evans off the bench gives them enough size to develop an effective inside-outside game to get to the foul line more and to get more open 3's.

Just my basketball opinion and I know opinions are like noses everyone has one.

However, not much has changed offensively in 3 plus seasons except that this year they are more dependent on the three. Maine still lets the players decide who shoots, where they shoot from and when they shoot in the possession, instead of an offensive system with needed spacing to get the ball inside...and then outside when the defense double downs to double team the post on the block.

Am just so discouraged with what has happened to the men's program the past 6 plus years. Last winning season was 2009-10 when they went 19-10 under Ted Woodward when they started 3 Mainers and could have started 5 if 2 Mainers had not left the program. One being the teams leading scorer the year before and the other a 6'11" center.

Hope for the best, but what is that old saying? "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of ??????????" or in this case basketball???????????

The informational posts on Walsh's BLOG are great, too bad he can't get Maine to play as well as he BLOGS and writes.

They would be undefeated as he is an excellent writer and enjoy his blogs very much.
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Re: Injury report on UMaine men's basketball team

Postby basketball_guy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:52 pm

I don't support Walsh at all, but I just see this particular team ending up a bit different. They are in the these games and while I don't see them in an NCAA tournament or NIT tournament they may do better than everyone seems to think they will. Lets see how they do against Dartmouth, Central Conn. and Saint Josephs. If they could win 3 out of the next 4 it would do a world of good for their confidence against Division 1 competition. They could be 5 wins and 7 losses or possibly 6 wins and 7 losses. At that point if they can pull that off, they would moving forward.

Talent wins basketball games, there is no argument about that, but sometimes a team needs to develop a winning
attitude and I think this particular team may be doing just that.

But I agree I think Walsh is out at the end of the Season.
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Re: Injury report on UMaine men's basketball team

Postby bcbc55 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:10 pm

basketball_guy wrote:I don't support Walsh at all, but I just see this particular team ending up a bit different. They are in the these games and while I don't see them in an NCAA tournament or NIT tournament they may do better than everyone seems to think they will. Lets see how they do against Dartmouth, Central Conn. and Saint Josephs. If they could win 3 out of the next 4 it would do a world of good for their confidence against Division 1 competition. They could be 5 wins and 7 losses or possibly 6 wins and 7 losses. At that point if they can pull that off, they would moving forward.

Talent wins basketball games, there is no argument about that, but sometimes a team needs to develop a winning
attitude and I think this particular team may be doing just that.

But I agree I think Walsh is out at the end of the Season.


basketball_guy: Coaching also wins basketball games. Maine has enough talent to be competitive in the America East to go 8-8 win win a tourney game which could save Walsh's job.

But until they stop living and dying mostly on 29.6% from beyond the arc and taking 43.5% of their FGA's as 3's by the three and develop an inside-outside game with an offense that makes defenses pay a big price by forcing double downs to double team to get open 3's and having the offensive system determine who shoots, where they shoot from and when they shoot and not the players free-lancing THAT IS CALLED COACHING....don't look for much change in what has happened the 3 previous seasons.

Completely guard oriented team.

The only offensive change in 3 plus seasons is they are shooting more 3's and are living and mostly dying by the three so far this season.

Wonder what Bob Simon is thinking right now?
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Re: Injury report on UMaine men's basketball team

Postby basketball_guy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:49 am

I think Bob Simon just wants to win no matter what happens. He is a competitive sort of Coach.
Butif they don't make a change in the middle of the season which you say they won't I doubt he
will get consideration for the Head Coaching position at the end of the season. I hope I am wrong
about that though. He deserves consideration.

The bigger question is looking at the America East Conference and the CAA Conference which would
be better for Maine over the long term in Basketball? Upgrading Memorial Gymnasium should be still
in the cards. I know Skip Chappelle was raising money for that project. Have they given up that idea?

Not sure it really matters but it does appear the CAA is somewhat more competitive.

America East Conference

Expected RPI: 25
Current RPI: 28
Current OOC Record: 29-42 (0.4085)
Expected OOC Record: 49-67 (0.4224)
Expected OOC RPI: 28
Expected OOC SOS: 32



Expected
RPI Rank
Team RPI
Forecast SOS
Forecast SOS Rank
Forecast Curr
W-L Proj
W-L Current
Conf W-L Proj
Conf W-L 1-25
W-L 26-50
W-L 51-100
W-L 101-200
W-L 200+
W-L Proj
OOC W-L Proj
OOC RPI Proj
OOC SOS Current
RPI
71.6 Vermont 0.5568 0.4759 220 5-3 22-8 0-0 13-3 0-1 0-1 2-2 6-2 15-2 9-5 54 152 42
92.8 Albany 0.5423 0.4613 280 7-1 23-7 0-0 12-4 0-0 0-1 1-2 5-2 16-2 11-3 67 242 117
201.3 UMBC 0.4821 0.4689 251 3-4 14-14 0-0 9-7 0-1 0-2 1-4 1-3 12-4 5-7 208 231 246
202.9 Stony Brook 0.4814 0.4875 184 2-6 13-16 0-0 9-7 0-1 0-2 1-4 2-4 10-5 4-9 242 114 271
246.1 Binghamton 0.4579 0.4508 304 4-4 13-16 0-0 7-9 0-0 0-1 0-3 2-4 11-7 6-7 243 326 249
272.2 New Hampshire 0.4426 0.4687 252 1-7 10-18 0-0 8-8 0-1 0-1 0-3 1-6 9-7 3-9 329 263 339
285.4 UMass Lowell 0.4339 0.4505 307 4-4 12-16 0-0 6-10 0-0 0-1 0-3 1-4 10-9 5-7 294 330 291
330.2 Maine 0.3975 0.4594 285 1-7 6-23 0-0 4-12 0-0 0-1 0-3 0-6 5-13 2-11 345 318 288
335.2 Hartford 0.3907 0.4449 321 2-6 7-22 0-0 4-12 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-6 6-13 3-10 348 343 314


Colonial Athletic Association

Expected RPI: 13
Current RPI: 14
Current OOC Record: 34-34 (0.5000)
Expected OOC Record: 50-57 (0.4673)
Expected OOC RPI: 10
Expected OOC SOS: 9



Expected
RPI Rank
Team RPI
Forecast SOS
Forecast SOS Rank
Forecast Curr
W-L Proj
W-L Current
Conf W-L Proj
Conf W-L 1-25
W-L 26-50
W-L 51-100
W-L 101-200
W-L 200+
W-L Proj
OOC W-L Proj
OOC RPI Proj
OOC SOS Current
RPI
58.1 Towson 0.5684 0.4909 171 6-1 22-7 0-0 13-5 0-0 0-0 2-2 10-4 11-1 9-2 20 150 33
120.1 College of Charleston 0.5262 0.4824 194 5-2 18-10 0-0 11-7 0-1 0-1 1-1 5-4 11-3 7-3 114 256 163
135.2 Northeastern 0.5176 0.5087 128 4-4 15-14 0-0 10-8 0-0 0-1 2-4 6-6 7-2 5-6 131 62 187
144.4 Hofstra 0.5127 0.5093 127 3-3 15-14 0-0 10-8 0-1 0-2 2-3 6-5 7-4 5-6 129 59 162
149.0 Elon 0.5103 0.4974 155 4-3 15-14 0-0 9-9 0-1 0-1 1-2 5-7 9-3 6-5 105 146 68
169.8 William & Mary 0.4992 0.5010 143 4-2 13-14 0-0 8-10 0-1 0-1 1-3 4-5 7-4 4-5 101 99 152
209.6 UNC Wilmington 0.4780 0.5065 133 1-4 11-16 0-0 8-10 0-0 0-1 1-4 4-7 5-4 2-7 235 85 219
242.0 Delaware 0.4599 0.4811 199 2-4 12-17 0-0 7-11 0-0 0-1 1-3 4-9 7-4 5-6 261 291 281
242.7 Drexel 0.4598 0.4883 182 3-4 11-19 0-0 7-11 0-0 0-1 1-3 4-8 6-6 5-7 240 238 202
282.6 James Madison 0.4362 0.4896 177 2-7 9-21 0-0 6-12 0-1 0-1 1-4 3-9 5-7 3-9 317 253 340
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Re: Injury report on UMaine men's basketball team

Postby bcbc55 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:34 am

basketball_guy wrote:I think Bob Simon just wants to win no matter what happens. He is a competitive sort of Coach.
Butif they don't make a change in the middle of the season which you say they won't I doubt he
will get consideration for the Head Coaching position at the end of the season. I hope I am wrong
about that though. He deserves consideration.

The bigger question is looking at the America East Conference and the CAA Conference which would
be better for Maine over the long term in Basketball? Upgrading Memorial Gymnasium should be still
in the cards. I know Skip Chappelle was raising money for that project. Have they given up that idea?

Not sure it really matters but it does appear the CAA is somewhat more competitive.

America East Conference

Expected RPI: 25
Current RPI: 28
Current OOC Record: 29-42 (0.4085)
Expected OOC Record: 49-67 (0.4224)
Expected OOC RPI: 28
Expected OOC SOS: 32



Expected
RPI Rank
Team RPI
Forecast SOS
Forecast SOS Rank
Forecast Curr
W-L Proj
W-L Current
Conf W-L Proj
Conf W-L 1-25
W-L 26-50
W-L 51-100
W-L 101-200
W-L 200+
W-L Proj
OOC W-L Proj
OOC RPI Proj
OOC SOS Current
RPI
71.6 Vermont 0.5568 0.4759 220 5-3 22-8 0-0 13-3 0-1 0-1 2-2 6-2 15-2 9-5 54 152 42
92.8 Albany 0.5423 0.4613 280 7-1 23-7 0-0 12-4 0-0 0-1 1-2 5-2 16-2 11-3 67 242 117
201.3 UMBC 0.4821 0.4689 251 3-4 14-14 0-0 9-7 0-1 0-2 1-4 1-3 12-4 5-7 208 231 246
202.9 Stony Brook 0.4814 0.4875 184 2-6 13-16 0-0 9-7 0-1 0-2 1-4 2-4 10-5 4-9 242 114 271
246.1 Binghamton 0.4579 0.4508 304 4-4 13-16 0-0 7-9 0-0 0-1 0-3 2-4 11-7 6-7 243 326 249
272.2 New Hampshire 0.4426 0.4687 252 1-7 10-18 0-0 8-8 0-1 0-1 0-3 1-6 9-7 3-9 329 263 339
285.4 UMass Lowell 0.4339 0.4505 307 4-4 12-16 0-0 6-10 0-0 0-1 0-3 1-4 10-9 5-7 294 330 291
330.2 Maine 0.3975 0.4594 285 1-7 6-23 0-0 4-12 0-0 0-1 0-3 0-6 5-13 2-11 345 318 288
335.2 Hartford 0.3907 0.4449 321 2-6 7-22 0-0 4-12 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-6 6-13 3-10 348 343 314


Colonial Athletic Association

Expected RPI: 13
Current RPI: 14
Current OOC Record: 34-34 (0.5000)
Expected OOC Record: 50-57 (0.4673)
Expected OOC RPI: 10
Expected OOC SOS: 9



Expected
RPI Rank
Team RPI
Forecast SOS
Forecast SOS Rank
Forecast Curr
W-L Proj
W-L Current
Conf W-L Proj
Conf W-L 1-25
W-L 26-50
W-L 51-100
W-L 101-200
W-L 200+
W-L Proj
OOC W-L Proj
OOC RPI Proj
OOC SOS Current
RPI
58.1 Towson 0.5684 0.4909 171 6-1 22-7 0-0 13-5 0-0 0-0 2-2 10-4 11-1 9-2 20 150 33
120.1 College of Charleston 0.5262 0.4824 194 5-2 18-10 0-0 11-7 0-1 0-1 1-1 5-4 11-3 7-3 114 256 163
135.2 Northeastern 0.5176 0.5087 128 4-4 15-14 0-0 10-8 0-0 0-1 2-4 6-6 7-2 5-6 131 62 187
144.4 Hofstra 0.5127 0.5093 127 3-3 15-14 0-0 10-8 0-1 0-2 2-3 6-5 7-4 5-6 129 59 162
149.0 Elon 0.5103 0.4974 155 4-3 15-14 0-0 9-9 0-1 0-1 1-2 5-7 9-3 6-5 105 146 68
169.8 William & Mary 0.4992 0.5010 143 4-2 13-14 0-0 8-10 0-1 0-1 1-3 4-5 7-4 4-5 101 99 152
209.6 UNC Wilmington 0.4780 0.5065 133 1-4 11-16 0-0 8-10 0-0 0-1 1-4 4-7 5-4 2-7 235 85 219
242.0 Delaware 0.4599 0.4811 199 2-4 12-17 0-0 7-11 0-0 0-1 1-3 4-9 7-4 5-6 261 291 281
242.7 Drexel 0.4598 0.4883 182 3-4 11-19 0-0 7-11 0-0 0-1 1-3 4-8 6-6 5-7 240 238 202
282.6 James Madison 0.4362 0.4896 177 2-7 9-21 0-0 6-12 0-1 0-1 1-4 3-9 5-7 3-9 317 253 340


basketball_guy: Redoing Memorial Gym is a dead issue I believe. Too expensive.

The CAA is certainly more competitive from the top to bottom the America East. Maine better stay in the weaker overall America L'east Conference. 28th of 32 right now.

I could live with Bob Simon as the head coach so long as he named and hired Chris Markwood was his number 1 associate head coach, with Markwood in line for the head job when Simon got done. They could be a good combination, the veteran experienced successful coach and the Mainer who is a young experienced successful coach.

How about that for a winning combination?

Thanks for all the CAAand AE information. Very complete and very interesting.
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Re: Injury report on UMaine men's basketball team

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:56 am

Injured Isaiah White Hopes to get Back to Help UMaine Men's Hoops

ORONO, MAINE (WABI) - Isaiah White started the first game for UMaine after transferring to the school and hurt his ankle just four minutes into his season.

I's been a month and he's still not back with the men’s basketball team. But he's a guy that is going to help the Black Bears.

http://www.wabi.tv/content/sports/Injur ... 46713.html
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