2022-2023 Record Prediction

VT4700

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Naming conference games are not equivalent to non conference season. These types of games? We haven’t played an AAC team since Cincinnati in 2017….
"These types of games" are only losses. I guess not allowed to count wins.
 
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VT4700

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Over the last 3 seasons, with the best class ever, we’ve lost these type of games to:

St. joe’s
Drake
Hofstra
La Salle
Duquesne
Radford

And before that, in ONE season, we had nonconference losses to:

Longwood
Wyoming
Hampton
Oral Roberts
Old Dominion

We consistently lose these types of games. Usually by snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
Seriously, Ply? Why go out of your way to criticize our program? So many on here do this, and I just don't get it. As usual, I feel like I am debating VCU fans on here. Why take cheap shots at Jacob, Grant, Nate, and Nick? Last year wasn't good enough for you?

Radford? We went 24-7 that year. Yet, you say we consistently lose "these types of games" because we lost to Radford? So, the 24 wins don't count? How many of those 24 were Radford type games? Maybe 12? So, we can go 12-1 that year against "those types of teams", and that means we consistently lose to them?

St. Joe's, LaSalle, and Duquesne? We beat them way more than we lost to them, so how can you say we consistently lose these types of games? Do you know what the word consistently means?

What about the wins? Can I play your game and say because we beat Vandy, Wisconsin, Boston College, Kentucky, NC State, and Iowa the past 3 years, we consistently beat "those types of teams"? And, in conference, since we beat Davidson, VCU, St. Louis, and Dayton the past 3 years, we consistenly beat "those types of teams"?
 
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KE Spider

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Down with this loss as all are, but we have the components to be a decent team. 18-19 wins not unrealistic. Then again, have made it tougher on ourselves. Should have won 2 of last 3 and mostly that is not on the players.
 

GKiller

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Moon will have to finally figure out end games for us to have a good record. It worked for 3 games in a row last year Dayton davidson Iowa. But ugly mostly otherwise. Without KA to be a closer for a few years we never seem to have a good plan.
 

urmite

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Last season we were 10-8, 19-12 at the end of the regular season.
If this season we are 11-7, 18-13 at the end of the regular season.

How differently would you feel about this season vs last season?
How about now?
 

POMSpidur

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Down with this loss as all are, but we have the components to be a decent team. 18-19 wins not unrealistic. Then again, have made it tougher on ourselves. Should have won 2 of last 3 and mostly that is not on the players.
What???? It’s on mooney?!?? You have got to be joking me…
 

fan2011

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I think we go 11-7 in conference and get the 3 seed, win the A10 championship against Dayton off a Quinn dunk, then lose by 1 point in the first round of the NCAA tournament as a 13 seed because of free throws with 2 seconds left in the game.
 

SFspidur

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We're up to 79 in KenPom (predicted 19–12, 11–7) and 105 in Torvik (predicted 18–13, 10–8).

Both project us to lose to Toledo, but KenPom has it a 1-point game (Rockets at #98) while Torvik has it at 3.5 (Rockets right next door to us at #106).
 
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Ok fellas. I might be feeling optimistic since it’s game day but here is my final prediction.

Spiders go 25-6 and make the NCAA tournament, winning at least one game again.

Biggest unknown is clearly Nelson — need him to live up to his potential early if my prediction is to come true. I’m also most exposed to Quinn but I think he’s going to be one of the best centers in the country this year.

Goose will surprise people as he will be a better scorer this year than previous ones as he makes this a priority during games. I also think Grace will give a lot of solid minutes and exceed expectations.

Bench is deep this year with Bigelow and Dji leading the way.

Lets go!!

Who’s with me?
Ok I got this wrong. Hopefully this is a casino that lets me forfeit. I’ll take 10% of my money back, please.
 

whampas

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18-13. Hope for better. Spiders not mentioned in Mid-Major top 25. SLU, VCU, GMU, Dayton and Davidson were.
I was fairly optimistic in September at 18-13. Could still do this but not so sure. How are you guys doing versus your early predictions?
 

Eight Legger

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I am going to look at groups of games and come up with our record that way. I am picking these assuming above average PG play. That is the key position for us. So, this is more of a hope record right now, and subject to change as we get closer to November.

OOC home games 6-1.
OOC road games 3-0.
OOC neutral 1-2.

* All of these games are winnable, but 13-0 is a big ask, so I think 10-3 seems about right. It would be good to go at least 2-1 on the neutral games, but if we get to 10-3, I think this is the way we do it.

1st 6 IC games 4-2.
2nd 6 IC games 5-1.
3rd 6 IC games 5-1.

10-3, 14-4, and 24-7.
Looking forward to this 10-1 finish we're about to witness.
 

VT4700

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Looking forward to this 10-1 finish we're about to witness.
Yep, those were my pre season pics. Of course, I could just bad mouth every team we play and say we should win every game like you do, and then when proven wrong time and time again on here after those teams like Clemson turn out to be good, just blame Mooney instead of admitting you might be wrong about something.
 

wr70beh

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Yep, those were my pre season pics. Of course, I could just bad mouth every team we play and say we should win every game like you do, and then when proven wrong time and time again on here after those teams like Clemson turn out to be good, just blame Mooney instead of admitting you might be wrong about something.
Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.
 
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MrTbone

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Yep, those were my pre season pics. Of course, I could just bad mouth every team we play and say we should win every game like you do, and then when proven wrong time and time again on here after those teams like Clemson turn out to be good, just blame Mooney instead of admitting you might be wrong about something.
Respectfully, you just blamed EL for not admitting he might be wrong about something when you seem unable yourself to admit your own prediction to be wrong.

If we all want to have more respect on the board, I think it behooves everyone to be a bit more reasonable about evaluating what our realities are.
 
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VT4700

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??? I started by saying, yep, those were my pics. Not running from anything here. Is that what this thread is for? To see how wrong some might be? If so, why single me out? Respectfully, I don't want more respect on this board, and I know I will never get it as long as I am in the minority on most everything we discuss. We have so many jerks on here. There's only a few people I have respect for on here, you being one of them, so why would I care about getting respect from people I dislike so much?
 
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MrTbone

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??? I started by saying, yep, those were my pics. Not running from anything here. Is that what this thread is for? To see how wrong some might be? If so, why single me out? Respectfully, I don't want more respect on this board, and I know I will never get it as long as I am in the minority on most everything we discuss. We have so many jerks on here. There's only a few people I have respect for on here, you being one of them, so why would I care about getting respect from people I dislike so much?
How you operate on here is of course your choice. My comment was directed to everyone who at times take extreme positions on the merits or faults of our coach.
 

plydogg

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Yep, those were my pre season pics. Of course, I could just bad mouth every team we play and say we should win every game like you do, and then when proven wrong time and time again on here after those teams like Clemson turn out to be good, just blame Mooney instead of admitting you might be wrong about something.
Only person who has been proven wrong time and time again is you. But when you’re proven wrong you simply move the goalposts. Wrong about one thing? Deflect to another. Wrong about that? Deflect to another. And on and on and on.

You’re wrong about everything so this post is just incredibly ironic. I miss when you didn’t post on the board.
 

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