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2017-18 Schedule

Post by scott715 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:49 am

http://www.vanquishthefoe.com/byu-baske ... ssic-umass

Says we will play in a Thanksgiving tournament with UMass and Alabama and another team.

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Post by scott715 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:25 am

Minnesota is the 4th team. I heard that they might be ranked next year.

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Post by scott715 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:53 am

Games for next year.

Princeton, Utah, Alabama, UMass, Weber State, UVU, and Texas Arlington have all already announced games versus BYU for the upcoming season.

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Re: 2017-18 Schedule

Post by scott715 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:48 am

http://byucougars.com/m-basketball/byu- ... e-schedule

2017-18 Nonconference Schedule

Oct. 25 Cougar Tipoff Marriott Center
Nov. 1 Westminster Marriott Center
Nov. 8 Colorado College Marriott Center
Nov. 11 Mississippi Valley State Marriott Center
Nov. 15 at Princeton Jadwin Gymnasium
Nov. 18 UT Arlington Marriott Center
Nov. 21 Niagara Marriott Center
Nov. 24 vs. Alabama (Barclay's Center Classic) Barclay's Center
Nov. 25 vs. UMass (Barclay's Center Classic) Barclay's Center
Nov. 29 at Utah Valley UCCU Center
Dec. 2 at Utah State Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
Dec. 6 Illinois State Marriott Center
Dec. 9 vs. Weber State (Beehive Classic) Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec. 16 Utah Marriott Center
Dec. 21 Idaho State Marriott Center
Dec. 23 Texas Southern Marriott Center

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Post by scott715 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:43 am

http://www.cougarboard.com/board/messag ... d=18068662

Utah - Could be a top 100 win by years end - finished 96th last year.

UT Arlington - these guys made it to the NIT semifinals and beat BYU in the Marriott Center last year. Could be another top 100 win. Final RPI last year was 40.

Illinois State - was a top 50 RPI team last year that got shut out of the NCAA tournament. Could be a top 50 RPI win. Final RPI last year was 39.

Texas Southern - made the NCAA tournament last year and finished at 103 RPI.

Miss Valley State, Niagara, and Idaho State look to be pretty bad but the team needs some confidence games as well.

BYU will play some great teams in Provo this year in UT Arlington and Illinois State and they will be great RPI boosters if BYU can get the wins.

Utah State in Logan will be a tough environment and a good opportunity for another character building win. Princeton was very good last year (#49) and nearly beat Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament. Alabama (#82) should provide a great opportunity for a win against a name school that seems to be improving.

With the addition of 5-6 games vs Gonzaga and St Mary's, BYU could have 13+ top 100 games and maybe 8 or more top 50 games. The names aren't going to sell tickets but the schedule really isn't that bad.

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Re: 2017-18 Schedule

Post by scott715 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:17 pm

http://www.cougarboard.com/board/messag ... d=18069032

Tier 1 game (probable top 25 teams):

Alabama (I doubt they will be top 25)

Tier 2 games (25-50 RPI)

UT Arlington: (Top 50 team last year and returns a very athletic bunch of juniors who ran us out of the MC in the NIT). This is a group of players who won the Sun Belt, won in the MC, won at Texas, and won at SMC. This team will easily be a top 50 RPI team and could wind up even higher.

Tier 3 games (50-100 RPI)

Utah: Should be right around 80-90 would be my guess. Will be a tough well coached team. Not having Kuzma will hurt them but Collette should be good. Their season will probably hinge on the SMU and Long Beach transfers and if 4 star Jayce Johnson can make a jump to the college level.

Wild Card teams that could sneak into the top 100.

ILLINOIS STATE: They were a top 40 RPI last year but they lose some seniors. Most years the MVC has three team in the top 100....some years they have 4. They lose Wichita State and get Valpo which will hurt their overall conference RPI moving forward. Can Illinois State be one of those three top 100 teams?

PRINCETON: They lose two seniors from last years top 50 RPI team and we play at their place. If we can win at their place and they can stay in the top 100 this will help our RPI.

TEXAS SOUTHERN: They return 6 of their top 7 scorers and minutes played on a team that finished 105 in RPI last year. Would be HUGE if they sneak into the top 100

Meh (100-200 RPI)

UMASS (I wish the Barclays was doing a tourney so we have a chance to play Minnesota): UMass very well would have made the jump into a top 100 team for 17-18....but their coach was fired and I believe 6 or 7 players transferred. I would imagine that they will be top 200 because of their A10 SOS.....win vs. a top 200 team on a neutral court. There could be worse things.

NIAGARA: They return 100% of their minutes from last years team that finished middle of the pack in the MAAC. Last year the MAAC finished with 4 teams in the 100-200 range and 2 in the top 100). With all returning minutes, Niagara will make a jump into the 100-200 range.

UTAH STATE: They lose Moore and Rector but outside of them they were really young last year. I expect them to make a jump next year to the low 100's and then be a solid team in 18-19 and 19-20 when we get them at home and at Vivint Arena (great scheduling for us). If we win this game, it should be a win against a 120 RPI team on the road that will be great.

UVU: All the key players are back except for Poydras. They will be hungry and this will be a dog fight and the biggest game ever to played at UVU. UVU will be in the 100-200 range next year... it will be interesting to see where they end up. This will be a TOUGH game and will be a road win.

Crap (200+):

WEBER STATE: They lose Senglin, should take a step back into the low 200's.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE: Was crap last year. Top 4 scorers were all seniors. Expect an awful team again.

IDAHO STATE: They return all but 30 minutes from last years team....but the team rarely won and was ranked 340.

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Re: 2017-18 Schedule

Post by Gunk » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:41 pm

SpiffCoug wrote:I have no expectations or excitement for the 2017-18 BYU baseketball team.
In the same boat. We'll see how the season goes.
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Post by Mars » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:02 am

Gunk wrote:
SpiffCoug wrote:I have no expectations or excitement for the 2017-18 BYU baseketball team.
In the same boat. We'll see how the season goes.
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