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Predict the Final CAA Standings
I think we've seen enough ball so far to make some meaningful predictions in the CAA campaign. How do you guys see it playing out? Here's mine:

1. [Image: main_logo.svg]

Until proven otherwise, Bill Coen is the best coach in this league and its not really close. Meanwhile, the Huskies haven't really provided any reason to doubt them this year. So even though NU was picked 3rd by the coaches, I like them the best. They could use a little more balance in their scoring outside of Jordan Roland, but we've seen "top heavy" rosters play well in the past under Coen.


2. [Image: Charleston.png]

The Cougars have a pair of nice non-conference wins over Providence and Georgia State, along with a close loss to UCF. They also have the best player in the league in Grant Riller. They have major question marks beyond Riller, but they have every bit of a chance to win this league in March as Northeastern does, as well as the next team on the list.


3. [Image: Hofstra.png]

With a quality win @ UCLA under their belt, I'm willing to excuse the Pride for some lackluster performances of late, including a 28-point loss to Saint Bonaventure. While they lost Wright-Foreman, the Pride boast four scorers in double figures that will carry the team to a high seed in regular season play.


4. [Image: Delaware.png]

I don't think anyone below the top 3 has much of a chance to win the league. But its hard to ignore Delaware's 8-1 start. Granted, they haven't played a challenging OOC, but they certainly have performed better than expectations to date. The Hens have a well-rounded starting 5 led by UAB transfer Nate Darling.


5. [Image: William-Mary.png]

The Tribe were left a loaded roster after Tony Shaver was let go, and so its no surprise to see them performing so well in OOC play. Nathan Knight is averaging a double-double and the offense is humming to the tune of a .475 FG % (# 50 in the nation).


6. [Image: James-Madison.png]

It's been mixed results so far this season for the Dukes, which is a better look than they've had the last pair of seasons. Wins over Charlotte, ODU and ECU were nice, but that loss to Coppin State showed this team still has a low floor. Matt Lewis is one of the top scorers in the league.


7. [Image: Drexel.png]

Steady improvement is the name of the game for Zach Spiker's squad. I think that starts to pay off for Zach Spiker's squad, which won 3 CAA games his first season, then 6 in year 2 and 7 in year 3. Camren Wynter is having a great sophomore campaign, averaging 11.0 ppg and 5.7 apg.

8. [Image: Towson.png]

Towson is probably the biggest disappointment of the 2019-20 campaign thus far, as they were picked to finish 6th but don't pass the "eye test" thru 9 games. Nigel Haughton's injury (he's missed 8/9 contests) to date has been tough for Pat Skerry's squad, who lacks scorers outside of Brian Fobbs and Allen Betrand. They do, however, have a decent win over St. Joe's and close losses to Florida and Buffalo on their resume.

9. [Image: UNCW.png]

The return of Ty Gadsden will be crucial to the Seahawks' success in CAA play, joining Sims in the starting lineup and hopefully taking the place of either Toews or Phillips. Thus there are a few reasons for optimism despite a nearly disastrous OOC.


10. [Image: Elon.png]

Elon was picked to finish last and there's been no reason to doubt that prediction by the league coaches. Any game they win in the league this year will be an "upset", even when playing at home. The Phoenix have only won one D-I game so far this season, against 0-8 Kennesaw State.
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RE: Predict the Final CAA Standings
I really wanted to pick UNCW ahead of Towson but couldn't pull the trigger. Towson's defense is very good, and they've played a very challenging non-conference schedule.
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RE: Predict the Final CAA Standings
Hofstra
NU
Charleston
JMU
Delaware
William & Mary
Drexel
UNCW
Towson
Elon
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(12-09-2019 04:06 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  I really wanted to pick UNCW ahead of Towson but couldn't pull the trigger. Towson's defense is very good, and they've played a very challenging non-conference schedule.

I pulled the trigger for you since you apparently had too many "umbrella drinks" this weekend.
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RE: Predict the Final CAA Standings
William & Mary
NU
Hofstra
Delaware
Charleston
JMU
Drexel
Towson
UNCW
Elon
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(12-09-2019 04:43 PM)82hawk Wrote:  William & Mary
NU
Hofstra
Delaware
Charleston
JMU
Drexel
Towson
UNCW
Elon

Little early in the day to be so sauced my man! 03-lmfao03-lmfao03-lmfao
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CofC
Delaware
Northeastern
Hofstra
W&M
JMU
Towson
Drexel
UNCW
Elon
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(12-09-2019 04:48 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  
(12-09-2019 04:43 PM)82hawk Wrote:  William & Mary
NU
Hofstra
Delaware
Charleston
JMU
Drexel
Towson
UNCW
Elon

Little early in the day to be so sauced my man! 03-lmfao03-lmfao03-lmfao

It will be fun to bump this thread at the end of the season....we will see....04-cheers
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RE: Predict the Final CAA Standings
(12-09-2019 05:15 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(12-09-2019 04:48 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  
(12-09-2019 04:43 PM)82hawk Wrote:  William & Mary
NU
Hofstra
Delaware
Charleston
JMU
Drexel
Towson
UNCW
Elon

Little early in the day to be so sauced my man! 03-lmfao03-lmfao03-lmfao

It will be fun to bump this thread at the end of the season....we will see....04-cheers

I agree. 04-cheers

Best of luck with that WM pick!
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RE: Predict the Final CAA Standings
(12-09-2019 05:19 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  
(12-09-2019 05:15 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(12-09-2019 04:48 PM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  
(12-09-2019 04:43 PM)82hawk Wrote:  William & Mary
NU
Hofstra
Delaware
Charleston
JMU
Drexel
Towson
UNCW
Elon

Little early in the day to be so sauced my man! 03-lmfao03-lmfao03-lmfao

It will be fun to bump this thread at the end of the season....we will see....04-cheers

I agree. 04-cheers

Best of luck with that WM pick!

Certainly it would make for an entertaining season for a W&M season ticket holder such as yourself.
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RE: Predict the Final CAA Standings
Northeastern
C of C
Delaware
Hofstra
William & Mary
Towson
UNCW
JMU
Drexel
Elon

Bill Coen, consistently best coach in CAA. Earl Grant will have C of C competitive with strong D. Delaware looks good, despite a soft non conference. They get Villanova transfer Dylan Painter eligible for CAA play. Louis Rowe has the talent but still not sure if he can coach JMU to the next level. Put my homer hat on for the UNCW pick.
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Always enjoy your writeups SN08. One small thing, you need to ditch the "N" logo.

BTW, watched the replay of your 2003 NCAA tourney game vs. Maryland on MASN Classics.
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(12-09-2019 08:48 PM)geewizNU Wrote:  BTW, watched the replay of your 2003 NCAA tourney game vs. Maryland on MASN Classics.

Still hurts...
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(12-10-2019 09:27 AM)70shawk Wrote:  
(12-09-2019 08:48 PM)geewizNU Wrote:  BTW, watched the replay of your 2003 NCAA tourney game vs. Maryland on MASN Classics.

Still hurts...

Yes, yes it does. Somewhere there is a glass table that didn't make it through that game!
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NU
W&M
CofC
Crapshoot for the rest:
UD
TU
DU
HU
JMU
UNCW
Elon
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(12-10-2019 09:47 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(12-10-2019 09:27 AM)70shawk Wrote:  
(12-09-2019 08:48 PM)geewizNU Wrote:  BTW, watched the replay of your 2003 NCAA tourney game vs. Maryland on MASN Classics.

Still hurts...

Yes, yes it does. Somewhere there is a glass table that didn't make it through that game!
I was told a couple years ago I am not allowed post a video of the ending. Oh well. Always a classic
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(12-09-2019 08:48 PM)geewizNU Wrote:  Always enjoy your writeups SN08. One small thing, you need to ditch the "N" logo.

Fixed! I just use whatever logo warrennolan.com uses, since all the logos are the same size. You should e-mail them this logo, they'll make the change.
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(12-10-2019 09:50 AM)dan10 Wrote:  I was told a couple years ago I am not allowed post a video of the ending. Oh well. Always a classic

The ending SHOULD have been all about Aaron Coombs, a sub-50 % free throw shooter, sinking both free throws for the win.

The day before the game, his Dad had a funny feeling that Aaron should take some extra practice FT's, which he did that night before the game. THAT should have been the story of that game.

Instead we get Satan, aka Drew Nicholas, hitting a prayer for the P5 team and us having to see that highlight just about every March.
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(12-10-2019 09:50 AM)dan10 Wrote:  
(12-10-2019 09:47 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(12-10-2019 09:27 AM)70shawk Wrote:  
(12-09-2019 08:48 PM)geewizNU Wrote:  BTW, watched the replay of your 2003 NCAA tourney game vs. Maryland on MASN Classics.

Still hurts...

Yes, yes it does. Somewhere there is a glass table that didn't make it through that game!
I was told a couple years ago I am not allowed post a video of the ending. Oh well. Always a classic

The ban on that video is still in effect. 04-cheers
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(12-10-2019 11:09 AM)CG_Hawk06 Wrote:  
(12-10-2019 09:50 AM)dan10 Wrote:  
(12-10-2019 09:47 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(12-10-2019 09:27 AM)70shawk Wrote:  
(12-09-2019 08:48 PM)geewizNU Wrote:  BTW, watched the replay of your 2003 NCAA tourney game vs. Maryland on MASN Classics.

Still hurts...

Yes, yes it does. Somewhere there is a glass table that didn't make it through that game!
I was told a couple years ago I am not allowed post a video of the ending. Oh well. Always a classic

The ban on that video is still in effect. 04-cheers
The ban exists in perpetuity. So let it be written. So let it be done.

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