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Texas Road Trip #1 - Rice & North Texas
This will be a good trip to test our team’s focus - followed by the Florida roadtrip later in the year. Hard to get motivated to play these teams. Rice is an academic powerhouse but their athletic programs are currently anemic. North Texas could give us a game but highly doubtful unless we lose focus.
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12-31-2017 05:02 PM
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Re: roadtrips/home&home series - we should be playing Middle and UAB twice per year. Not sure why we don’t. They are currently our biggest conference rivals along with La Tech, Marshall, and WKY.
12-31-2017 05:27 PM
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Texas Roadtrip #1 - Rice & North Texas
I'm taking a survive and advance mindset to these road trips. If we can do that and hold serve at home against Marshall and WKU, we could be 8-0 hosting MTSU. If that happens, we could finally see the Ted come alive.

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2-0 on this road trip with no excuses. We cannot be looking ahead to Marshall and WKU. These are 2 must wins. A loss to one of these 2 bottom feeders will crush any remaining hopes to our at large chances and hurt our Top 4 CUSA thus 1st round bye.
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RE: Texas Road Trip #1 - Rice & North Texas
(01-01-2018 09:49 AM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  2-0 on this road trip with no excuses. We cannot be looking ahead to Marshall and WKU. These are 2 must wins. A loss to one of these 2 bottom feeders will crush any remaining hopes to our at large chances and hurt our Top 4 CUSA thus 1st round bye.

So true - this will be the first real conference test. We should beat Rice by +20 and NTX by +10. Anything less is disappointing. And a loss is unthinkable.
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History tells me that the Texas trip is hard on these guys. We always struggle in one of the 2, no matter how good or bad the opposition is. While this might be our most well rounded team since joining the league, I would not be shocked if we laid an egg in either game.
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(01-01-2018 09:49 AM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  2-0 on this road trip with no excuses. We cannot be looking ahead to Marshall and WKU. These are 2 must wins. A loss to one of these 2 bottom feeders will crush any remaining hopes to our at large chances and hurt our Top 4 CUSA thus 1st round bye.
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(01-01-2018 08:59 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  History tells me that the Texas trip is hard on these guys. We always struggle in one of the 2, no matter how good or bad the opposition is. While this might be our most well rounded team since joining the league, I would not be shocked if we laid an egg in either game.
The hope and expectation is that this team is better than those teams who were unable to maintain the focus to perform well in back to back road games. Anything less than taking care of business decisively in the two games should be disappointing to a team that is poised to make a run at winning this conference. Let's stop expecting crap performances against crap teams. It seems the team has.

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North Texas is good this year. That will be a very tough game. We really need to handle our business against Rice and get the guys that get a lot of minutes some rest.
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Texas Road Trip #1 - Rice & North Texas
Better, yes, but they definitely have not done anything that would qualify them as good at this point.

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