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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:42 pm

Seen on the Menís Basketball Facebook this morning:

People of Boise; come out to this free UP event before the game Wednesday night!

Wednesday, December 7: Join us at The Ram, 709 E Park Blvd, Boise, 83712 at 5:30 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. tip-off against the Boise State Broncos. Come out and get your purple pride pumped up before heading to the game.


A) Iím hoping itís not just for ďpeople of Boise.Ē
B) This may be a new approach to help the guys play fast and loose

I donít believe they have Pliny at the Ram, but maybe Iíll find my new favorite Blind Pig IPA Ė pig oink.

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Re: Boise State

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:15 pm

the 71 looks drinkable.


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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:15 pm

the 71 looks drinkable.


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Re: Boise State

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:04 pm

Wait, I'm seeing double already. clown

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Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:50 pm

Heading to Boise in the morning for our game and doing a background check on #84 Boise State (7-1); thought Iíd share a few of the facts:

Their strength of schedule is 332/345 (Portlandís is 4/345), and all their wins have been at home:

D-3 Colorado Christian 95-44
#271 Utah 80-59
#311 Cal State Northridge 103-61
#334 Northern Illinois 71-57
#167 Drake 108-64
#101 Indiana State 74-65
#308 Idaho State 79-55

Their only loss was on the road at #59 Long Beach State 72-62.

Boise State is a really, really good three point shooting team; there top three shooters combined average is about 50% on the year behind the arc (Drew Wiley 23/42 for 55%), and they outscore their opponents by an average of 24 points. They are offense oriented team with the guards doing most of the scoring.

And, an often overlooked stat that makes it difficult for their opponents, they average over 3600 fans per game.

Pomeroy has Boise St. beating the Pilots 77-68 Crying or Very sad

*AccuScore gives Boise St. an 83% chance of beating the Pilots.

*AccuScore is a fee based sports betting system.

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Post by up7587 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:39 am

And, an often overlooked stat that makes it difficult for their opponents, they average over 3600 fans per game.
Maybe they'll be to busy complaining about being left out of the BCS to harass the Pilots. Wear a Va Tech hat.

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Post by oldtimer on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:21 pm

The brief respite of a torturous OOC schedule is over and once again the men prepare for another battle against Boise State. This is just another step in preparation for conference play. This should be a competitive game and even one that we could win if we play well. Yes Boise is a offensive team and certainly shoots well from behind the arc but thats the thing with outside shooting teams, if the ball isnt falling it can make for a long game. We need to defend of course but more than that I think a key will be to really put the pressure on the Broncos with our offense. Make them work on defense, wear out some legs and see how things shake out.
It doesnt get any easier with Ohio coming to town Saturday, they are a legit MAC team and challanged Louisville until the end. At least we will be at home, something we havent enjoyed in a while.
Good luck and lets get home healthy.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:52 pm

up7587 wrote:
And, an often overlooked stat that makes it difficult for their opponents, they average over 3600 fans per game.
Maybe they'll be to busy complaining about being left out of the BCS to harass the Pilots. Wear a Va Tech hat.

I can't. My Hokie hat has been borrowed.


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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:14 pm

oldtimer wrote: This is just another step in preparation for conference play. This should be a competitive game and even one that we could win if we play well.

Agreed; the guys just have to remember they can win! Nostalgia just isn't what it used to be. clown

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:17 pm

PurpleGeezer wrote:
up7587 wrote:
And, an often overlooked stat that makes it difficult for their opponents, they average over 3600 fans per game.
Maybe they'll be to busy complaining about being left out of the BCS to harass the Pilots. Wear a Va Tech hat.

I can't. My Hokie hat has been borrowed.


Bright and SUNNY here in Boise!

Walked all over town, including a place called See Jane Run (darn, it wasnít what I was expecting!) looking for a Virginia Tech Hokies hat, but got nothing but confused looks.

I did snag a ticket to tonightís game in what Iím told is the STUDENT section; this ought to be interestingÖÖ.

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Re: Boise State

Post by up7587 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:24 pm

Hey, those guys in the stands wanted to fight LeGarrette Blount. No telling what they'd do to you. Be careful out there!

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Re: Boise State

Post by ShipstadPilot11 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:10 pm

Does anyone have a link to video or gamecast or something?

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Post by ShipstadPilot11 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:11 pm

Does anyone use the chatroom anymore?

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Re: Boise State

Post by Guest on Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:49 pm

According to their stats site its Boise State 41:36 Portland at the half.

http://www.broncosports.com/newLiveStats/Basketball/index.dbml?GAME_STAT_ID=578331&db_oem_id=9900

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Post by up7587 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:30 pm

92 - 70 BSU. Waiting for DoubleDipper's report, but looks like the team faded in a big way at the end. With 14:21 remaining, it was 53 - 52. Outscored 39 to 18 the rest of the way. Sad

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:28 pm

up7587 wrote:92 - 70 BSU. Waiting for DoubleDipper's report, but looks like the team faded in a big way at the end. With 14:21 remaining, it was 53 - 52. Outscored 39 to 18 the rest of the way. Sad

Well, I survived the student section, and we didnít lose it to their 3 point shooting. The Broncos really took over inside in the second half. The guys played their hearts out, we just didnít have the speed and agility inside they did. Our guys were very leg weary midway through the 2nd half (probably due to all their recent travel and lack of rest) despite liberal substitutions by Rev. We definitely missed Riley Barker and his potential to score and swat inside.

BSU isnít that intimidating, but once they got going and fans got behind them, you could tell it was all over. I havenít seen the box yet, but Iím sure we were badly outrebounded, killed in the paint, and BSU had a bunch of fast breaks off turnovers/steals. We didnít turn it over much, but when we did it led to runs by BSU.

It was a different starting lineup tonight, with Kevin Bailey and Tanner Riley instead of Nem and Tim. Tim came off the bench and played very well, but Nem is still really dragging, is guarded closely, and was not much of a threat.

Iíll give my beer report when after Iíve had one or two more. :face:

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:01 pm

up7587 wrote:Hey, those guys in the stands wanted to fight LeGarrette Blount. No telling what they'd do to you. Be careful out there!

(First, let me start off by saying, itís at times like this that PN could really use a spell/syntax/grammar checker).

PurpleGeezer thought I might like the 71 Pale Ale as an adult beverage, and he was correct, it was very tasty and refreshing after a 22 point loss. Didnít make it to the Ram before the game (long story), but after the game (with 8 BSU students) we piled into two cars and finally headed to the Ram. Following the 71, we all had a seasonal beer called Sno Angel (or something like that) and a Chicken Amber Sandwich; both were great. Finally, my new friends and I toasted Larry Williams Cheers! for the great work heíd done at UP and wished him continued success as we downed our Big Horn Blondes (I was just so tempted by the name I had to have one!); it was probably the best of the three beers.

The game was good fun and in a great atmosphere, but there seemed fewer fans than their usual 3600. The students were boisterous but courteous to an old person in their midst, and often told me the Pilots were the best team theyíd seen this year. It turns out many of them had done two year missions while in college and were way more mature than I was in college (or even now). (Yes, these are some of the same students that went to the Ram post-game). Every one of them seemed to want UP to beat BYU for some reason, but I didnít ask why.

Carlos, the manager, said we could stay at the pub as long as we wanted as long as we kept buying beer, but itís close to midnight here, and as I have to head to the airport in about 4 hoursÖ.. Sleep

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