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Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by Guest on Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:58 am

DATE: Dec. 17, 2014
TIME: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Thomas & Mack Center, UNLV
RADIO: 910 AM
VIDEO: http://www.themw.com

Portland (7-2)
Best win: 64-61 over #124 Murray State (N)
Losses: 70-55 to #105 Valparaiso (N), 65-58 to #129 Oregon State (H)
Starting: Alec Wintering (5-11/160 So), Bobby Sharp (6-2/165 Sr), Bryce Pressley (6-4/200 Jr), Voldy Gerun (6-10/250 Sr), Thomas van der Mars (6-11/235 Sr)
Off the Bench: Jason Todd (6-6/200 Fr), Riley Barker (6-10/240 Sr), D'Marques Tyson (6-6/200 Fr)
KenPomSagarinRPI
145
154
148

UNLV (6-2)
Best win: 57-50 over #114 Temple (N)
Other relevant-ish wins: 60-59 over #166 Morehead State (H), 59-57 over #130 Sam Houston State (H), 75-59 over #186 Albany (H)
Losses: 89-60 to #47 Stanford (N), 77-55 to #67 Arizona State (A)
Starting: Cody Doolin (6-3/180 Sr), Jelan Kendrick (6-6/210 Sr), Rashad Vaughn (6-6/210 Fr), Goodluck Okonoboh (6-10/225 Fr), Christian Wood (6-11/220 So)
Off the Bench: Patrick McCaw (6-6/180 Fr), Jordan Cornish (6-6/220 Fr), Dwayne Morgan (6-8/205 Fr)
KenPomSagarinRPI
116
147
110

KenPom Prediction: UNLV 67, Portland 61

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by up7587 on Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:32 am

Hope they got all the dirt out of the gym. And the smell! NFR

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by pilotdad1 on Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:51 am

up7587 wrote:Hope they got all the dirt out of the gym. And the smell! NFR

Couldnt be any worse than the gym at MSU in Bozeman. There were still flies left over from the previous event.

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Interesting, the bookies in Vegas are opening with UNLV by 6 at home vs. UP.  IMO that's not much of a spread with KB out of the lineup....and believe me, the book makers know such things.

It's always nice to get off the Strip and go to the old Downtown Las Vegas.....classy: Shocked

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by PilotNut on Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:49 pm

Reminder for tomorrow night:

Buffalo Wild Wings Watch Party
Makes plans to join the Pilots Athletic Staff and other Pilots tomorrow night at the Buffalo Wild Wings - Lloyd District for the first Pilots basketball watch party of the 2014-15 season! The men's team is on the road and will be taking on UNLV with a 7:30 pm start time. Buffalo Wild Wings, the official sponsor of the Pilots Watch Parties, will be showing the game for Pilot fans to gather, mingle, and have a good time watching their favorite team! Buffalo Wilds Wings Lloyd District is located at 1200 NE Broadway Street, Suite 20 Portland, OR.

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:07 pm

Offensively, these are two VERY evenly matched teams!

Points/game: UP 71.8, UNLV 69.3
Rebounds/game: UP 38.4, UNLV 39.0
Assists/game: UP 15.9, UNLV 14.1
FG%: UP 44.7, UNLV 44.5
3pt%: UP 35.9, UNLV 35.9
TOs/game: UP 12, UNLV 12

Two categories with big disparities:
Blocks/game: UP 3, UNLV 9
FT%: UP 72.6, UNLV 58.9

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:12 am

Well, we know "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"....it could be Wally may just never want to leave:


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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by Bluff dweller on Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:27 pm

UNLV hasn't been that strong at home this year, from what I can see in the box scores. I like our chances. Has anyone heard any more on Bailey?

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by PilotNut on Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:23 pm

Bluff dweller wrote:Has anyone heard any more on Bailey?
During the Coach's show on Monday night, Rev confirmed that Bailey would not play tonight, and listed his status as "day-to-day".  (It was mentioned as "week-to-week" previously... but that might just be semantics).

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:54 pm

Priorities.

Considering his importance, it would be silly to risk his healing  until conference.

If I were the coach, I'd give him one game before Gonzaga, even if he were totally cleared to play.

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by up7587 on Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:55 pm

2 point loss in OT. Critical TO on an inbounds play at end of regulation. Shocker.

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by PilotNut on Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:01 pm

Brutal game to lose... inbounds play. Hats off to Doolin for taking UNLV on his shoulders, and to the Pilots for not folding in OT when UNLV started making shots.

Great defensive performance for 40 minutes. Ouch.




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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:05 pm

I'd look at the 37% in the first half as much as an inbounds play, but whatever. Gotta put two halves together and close out teams.

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by PilotNut on Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:12 pm

Oh, I agree... There were plenty of plays and missed shots to look at (and many fantastic plays and defensive stops that kept us in it)... and Barker had a fantastic game... but just that one inbounds play... if we get that ball in, our odds of winning were pretty darn good.

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by pilotdad1 on Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:17 pm

I thought the men played very well. It was great to see Riley have a solid game and Alec was fantastic.

I remember watching David Stockton always inbound the ball for GU and questioning why the shortest player on the court was taking the ball inbounds from the baseline. Maybe Few had a method to his madness.

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by PilotNut on Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:57 pm

UNLV Stuns Pilots in Overtime Heartbreaker

On the Web:  http://www.portlandpilots.com/news/2014/12/18/MBB_1218141605.aspx

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – UNLV guard Cody Doolin made a layup with 0.4 seconds left in overtime to give the Runnin’ Rebels a 75-73 come-from-behind win over the Portland Pilots Wednesday night at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Doolin also made the key play to force overtime with an assist to Dwayne Morgan for a layup as time expired to tie the game.

The Pilots (7-3) led by eight points with less than three minutes remaining, but the Runnin’ Rebels (7-2) closed regulation with an 8-1 run and capitalized on a Portland turnover with 17 seconds left to force overtime.

Playing without leading scorer Kevin Bailey for the third straight game, the Pilots got big contributions from various players. Portland led for a majority of the game and the final 17:22 of regulation before Morgan’s layup.

Senior Riley Barker made his first start of the season as the Pilots went with a big lineup that included Thomas van der Mars and Volodymyr Gerun as well. Barker finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.

Sophomore point guard Alec Wintering led the team with 24 points and five assists, including numerous clutch baskets in the second half and overtime. His back-to-back layups in the final minute of overtime each tied the game.

Gerun added 11 points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals. He also came up big in overtime with a put-back and three straight free throws to tie the game with 10 seconds left, setting up Doolin’s layup.

Portland executed its game plan to perfection, dominating the boards with a 38-30 rebounding margin, including a 16-8 edge in offensive rebounds that led to a 21-12 difference in second chance points.

Offensively the Pilots were able to consistently get good looks, but struggled to knock down shots consistently.

Portland shot 44 percent from the field, 4-of-14 from three-point range, and 11-of-13 at the free throw line. UNLV finished at 49 percent overall, 4-for-18 from beyond the arc, and 13-of-15 at the foul line.

UNLV improves to 4-0 all-time against the Pilots, while Portland falls to 1-2 in overtime games this season. The Pilots opened the year with an overtime win at San Jose State and then lost in extra time to Oregon State at home on Dec. 6.

Portland will return home for its final two non-conference games beginning on Saturday at 7 p.m. versus Montana State. The Pilots then host Lewis & Clark on a Monday matinee with a 2 p.m. start time. The Pilots will open West Coast Conference play on the road at San Diego on Saturday, Dec. 27 and then travel to BYU on Monday, Dec. 29.

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:21 am

At least we're consistent. Four straight games in which we've given the opponent a chance to win after taking a solid lead. PSU and Sacramento couldn't capitalize. OSU and UNLV did. Even though there were a lot of bright spots, I'm done with moral victories and celebrations of good efforts. This seems to be the plateau of the UP men's basketball program: playing competitive games against higher-level opponents.

Over the past four seasons, how many game have we lost, or have at least needlessly gone to OT, as a result of inability to execute inbounds plays? Tonight and last year at home against BYU stick out in my memory as the most egregious examples.

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Re: Portland @ UNLV - 12/17/2014 - 7:30 PM

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:15 am

In Dave Rice's post-game press conference (http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/121714aaa.html), he said that they made a conscious decision to NOT double-team in the post, in order to play tougher defense on the Pilots' 3-point shooters. Seems to have worked out well, as VDM was pretty ineffectual even without facing a double-team (4-11 shooting) and the 3-point shooting was terrible (4-14).

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