Who's going to Pioneers-Owls on Thursday?
Denver (17-7, 7-4 Sun Belt)
at FAU (9-14, 5-5)
My guess is not many after Saturday's debacle.
This has been a season of disappointment, especially in the conference. You know what, though? Regardless, this team's future was always going to come down to the first week of March in Hot Springs. Not even the great Middle Tennessee State will be in-line for an at-large bid this year. Last time I checked, there were still 6 games left, then the trip to the tourney. I understand the frustration, but we're not in a position yet to call this season a failure. There's a lot of important basketball left to play. Skip out if you must, but to bail on this squad that still is playing for a bye in the first round of the tourney seems petty and weak. I'd bet Thursday's attendance will just fine, a typical strong crowd that we've grown accustomed to seeing during the Jarvis era. In case you were wondering, that's example 1 of why he deserves an extension. FAU basketball is relevant. -KLV
Technically that is correct, we are still alive. But after watching our butts get kicked by FIU by 20 points at home, what makes anyone think the team will suddenly get Hot in Hot Springs?
This season is (almost) over. How foolish do those mock brackets filled out in October with FAU representing The Belt look now ?
I think if the crowd isn't as large tonight it can also be because Denver and the boring style of play they bring with their Princeton offense.
I honestly believe their gameplan is to lull opponents to sleep.
Good riddence Denver. Why the hell were they in the SUn Belt anyway?
I agree with Ken. Sure, the season has been a disappointment, but that happens in sports. There is no denying that the program is still in the best shape (talent-wise, coaching, attendance, etc.) that it has ever been. Hopefully they get Jarvis signed to an extension soon so the momentum can continue.
Interesting what's going on with the line on the Denver-FAU game.
Denver opened up as a 1-point favorite, but money has been coming in on FAU, and the line has now shifted the other way with the Owls now a 1.5-point favorite.
Well said Kevin.
Halftime: FAU 40, Denver 25...Gantt has 11 points, Taylor with 8 points
Final: FAU 72, Denver 71
Senior G Shavar Richardson hits 2-of-3 free throws with 1.1 seconds on clock to give Owls victory
A win is a win and I'll take it but after almost gagging away that big lead we are very fortunate
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