UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:27 am

Apparently PN regulars are not the only ones who enjoy Las Vegas; UNLV’s game at Portland is the team’s FIRST road game of the season. The Runnin’ Rebels average over 15,000 fans per game, so it may seem a bit like a morgue for them in front of 1,200 fans in the Chiles Center.

UNLV is 5-1, including a very impressive victory over Iowa State, but a disappointing loss to Oregon.

KenPom ranks UNLV at #20 in the nation while Sagarin has them at #30. KenPom still has UP ranked #230 and Sagarin ranks UP #278….a fairly wide disparity, but I have to think Sagarin is closer based upon what we’ve seen of UP to this point.

We know that Anthony Bennett (19 ppg) and Portland native Mike Moser (12 ppg/9rpg) are the stars of the team and the players that get the most ink, but there are any number of UNLV players who could light-up the Pilots tomorrow night. It seems regardless of how much we might scout another team, the Pilots always seem to make some other opposing player an All-America for an evening. Rolling Eyes

UNLV by 24 would seem reasonable if Coach Rice plays his bench……but the Pilots are defending their home turf, so we can always hope the game is closer or even competitive. Cool


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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by Guest on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:00 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:KenPom still has UP ranked #230 and Sagarin ranks UP #278….a fairly wide disparity, but I have to think Sagarin is closer based upon what we’ve seen of UP to this point.

Yeah, Sagarin's likely more accurate at this point. The only thing that saved the Pilots from a freefall in the Pomeroy rankings was the late 13-1 run by the Pilots with the Wazzu starters off that turned it from a 24-point deficit into a 12-point loss...thereby identifying quite the flaw in Pomeroy's rankings if final point spread is indeed a major factor in his computer rankings.

At least following tomorrow and Kentucky there's three winnable games coming up on the schedule.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:47 pm

UNLV is ranked No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 21 in the Associated Press Top 25.


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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:52 pm

Just spoke to someone who should know.....Bryce Pressley, who suffered a concussion at WSU, will not be available on Tuesday against UNLV.

He is "hoping" to make the trip to Rupp Arena....."a once in a lifetime opportunity."

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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:53 pm

Is UP promoting this game at all? I have not seen/heard any advertising/buzz/articles/mentions of this game anywhere. We are playing at top 25 team and home and the athletic department makes no effort to advertise?

So, is there any reason to expect more than 1,200 fans? Or any reason to expect more than the 30-40 students who have shown up for the last couple of home games?

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Post by ShipstadPilot11 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:56 pm

I mean, they did update their Facebook cover photo. What more do you want?

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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:49 pm

NoPoNeighbor wrote:Is UP promoting this game at all? I have not seen/heard any advertising/buzz/articles/mentions of this game anywhere. We are playing at top 25 team and home and the athletic department makes no effort to advertise?

So, is there any reason to expect more than 1,200 fans? Or any reason to expect more than the 30-40 students who have shown up for the last couple of home games?
I guess it's all a matter of where you look. I've seen very large multi-color advertisements on the front pages of the Oregonian and Columbian sports sections and I've seen a number of TV ads, all pointing to the UNLV game.

I commented to someone just yesterday how the marketing department seems to be going all out to advertise the UNLV game.....

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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by up7587 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:59 pm

Hey they also tweeted #GoPilots!

@PortlandPilots wrote:UP students!! Don't forget to pick up your ticket for tomorrow night's hoops game against No. 18 UNLV from the Pilot box office!! #GoPilots

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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:12 pm

Thought I'd share a website I look at from time-to-time (I'd look at it more often if I truly understood everything it has to offer Laughing ).

It really gives the full spectrum look at the strength and weaknesses of teams and individuals.

You'll note that regardless of the great disparity between UP and UNLV, the current odds are only 13 in UNLV's favor.

http://statsheet.com/mcb/games/2012/12/04/2012-12-04_unlv_vs_portland

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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:42 pm

RealTimeRPI isn't so sanguine. They have UNLV by 21.

http://realtimerpi.com/rpi_411_Men.html

You don't want to see what they have for the one after.

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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:45 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:I guess it's all a matter of where you look. I've seen very large multi-color advertisements on the front pages of the Oregonian and Columbian sports sections and I've seen a number of TV ads, all pointing to the UNLV game.

I commented to someone just yesterday how the marketing department seems to be going all out to advertise the UNLV game.....
Oh good! Thanks for setting me straight, DD. Hope the ads will translate into more fans tomorrow night (and preferably fans cheering for the Pilots!).

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:58 pm

PurpleGeezer wrote:You don't want to see what they have for the one after.

Shocked

Dear god...well, if I was a betting man I'd throw my money on the Pilots to keep it to within 59!

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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:31 pm

DeanMurdoch wrote:
PurpleGeezer wrote:You don't want to see what they have for the one after.

Shocked

Dear god...well, if I was a betting man I'd throw my money on the Pilots to keep it to within 59!
OK, UK will be fired up and ready to bloody someone, but even Cal understands you don't humiliate an opponent......doesn't he? Evil or Very Mad

Regardless, I KNOW UP will score more than 30!! bounce

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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:35 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:Regardless, I KNOW UP will score more than 30!! bounce
All we need is a shooter and scorer:


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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by up7587 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:52 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:Regardless, I KNOW UP will score more than 30!! bounce

You KNOW? I make it 70/30.

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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:15 pm

Looks like Portland native Mike Moser might not be able to play for UNLV tonight due to injury, defeating the purpose of UNLV scheduleing this as a homecoming game for him:

http://www.oregonlive.com/pilots/index.ssf/2012/12/former_grant_generals_star_ret.html

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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:10 pm

Dang, that’s too bad. Moser’s numbers are so similar to Ryan’s, I was hoping to see a bit of a matchup knowing how neither will back down and Ryan won’t give up the home court edge.

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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:31 pm

Two tweets from the Beacon today.....
UP Students, Check it out. 8 pm at Chiles against 18th ranked UNLV. Chance to win free tuition, books and a trip to Vegas

Go to tonight's men's bball game early and get a sweet shirt! But you have to be in the first 200... 7pm be there
Sweet!

(The Beacon’s reference to 7pm was pointing out when the doors open at the Chiles Center....)

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Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:42 pm

Saw Wally on campus today carrying a sign that read, Game tonight 8 pm.....Free food for Students

The sign included a picture of a pizza......sounds enticing to me; I’m quite sure there is beer in the dorm rooms!



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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by Guest on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:27 pm

Found a sports bar here with DirecTV - which is nothing short of unreal considering it's illegal in this country!

Giving 'er a test run tonight.

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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by Guest on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:50 pm

Well, hard to be mad at THAT effort.

Did we see a breakout performance from Reinfelds tonight?

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Post by Guest on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:07 pm

Also - I can't remember which thread said something about random players becoming All-Americans against the Pilots, but.....Justin Hawkins.

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Post by PilotNut on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:09 pm

DeanMurdoch wrote:Well, hard to be mad at THAT effort.

Agreed! I will be the first to admit that I have have been down on the program recently... but performances like tonight do give me hope! Who knows how this game would have gone had we not been in such foul trouble. (I won't comment on my thoughts on that topic, for fear of triggering the cuss sensor).

The team came out with great energy, played strong defense, and managed to control much of the game, even when shots werent falling.

Kudos, also to the students and crowd tonight! Well done! Very Happy

Now, lets hope we can consistently bring this level of play at home and on the road!!


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Re: UNLV @ Pilots Tuesday 12/4 @ 8PM on ESPNU

Post by oh brody on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:12 pm

The Pilots gave a great effort, I only wish the three men in the stripped shirts also would have given the game their best. I am not one to gripe but that was the worst officiating job I think I have ever seen. I feel bad the boys had to go up against eight on the court tonight.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:13 pm

DeanMurdoch wrote:Well, hard to be mad at THAT effort.

Did we see a breakout performance from Reinfelds tonight?

AHHHHHHHHHH You've got to make your layups, to paraphrase the Schonz. Mad Wink No really, great effort from everyone on the team tonight. Loved it except for the final score. It's good to watch a close game with a big, fired up crowd.

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