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Thanks to UConn

Postby LA_Mustang » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:29 pm

I know they are leaving us but they belong in the Big East. I know they are currently a shadow of their former self but the name still carries respect in the basketball world.

I’ll never forget 1/4/14, the night SMU basketball came alive, and the night we became relevant in a major sport. A big part of that night was the opponent, UConn. We went toe-to-toe with the eventual national champs and it was glorious. Every time they visited Moody the game had a special feel. I expect tonight to be the same.
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby skyscraper » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:35 pm

My favorite UConn game was the College Gameday day. Still surreal that it was at SMU and then we throttled UConn in primetime on ESPN.
With all due respect, there will not be a special feel in Moody tonight and it's kinda sad that the arena will prob be half full ... because those first few years playing them at Moody were true EVENTS.
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:41 pm

LA_Mustang wrote:I know they are currently a shadow of their former self

I know we are currently a shadow of our former self.

Those days were awesome.
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby Bergermeister » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:53 pm

It was electric. Unforgettable. Glad I was there.
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby horsemanx » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:01 pm

So long and thanks for all the tournament credits.
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby JasonB » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:50 pm

UConn has only won one game all season where the other team scored over 70 - the last game against Memphis.

This game is going to be all about putting the pressure on them offensively.

IMHO, we are either going to come out pissed and score a bunch and win by 15 or 20, or it is going to be a grind it out game and we lose it late.
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby PonyTime » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:37 pm

JasonB wrote:UConn has only won one game all season where the other team scored over 70 - the last game against Memphis.

This game is going to be all about putting the pressure on them offensively.

IMHO, we are either going to come out pissed and score a bunch and win by 15 or 20, or it is going to be a grind it out game and we lose it late.


Everyone on this board recalls how good we were - lest not forget, that opening game at Moody featured the defending NCAA champs.

Kind of sad - we will be watching the two AAC teams that have fallen the furthest since the inception of the American Conference in 2013.
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby smitty329 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:20 pm

I grew up in Syracuse with the Big East. Nothing could compare to that atmosphere of 30K playing Georgetown, UConn, Villanova, St. Johns, etc. Every game was a big game.
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby sadderbudweiser » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:13 pm

smitty329 wrote:I grew up in Syracuse with the Big East. Nothing could compare to that atmosphere of 30K playing Georgetown, UConn, Villanova, St. Johns, etc. Every game was a big game.



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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby PonySnob » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:54 pm

6pm start doesn’t help the crowd
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby skyscraper » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:05 pm

https://twitter.com/NeillOstrout/status ... 6605351937
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I'm starting wonder if there's a traffic situation around the arena. There is almost nobody here.


https://twitter.com/NeillOstrout/status ... 5075602432
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I assume SMU is a tri-mester school and students are on break. Still....
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:10 pm

Our usual pathetic crowd for what really is a big game for this team
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby Bergermeister » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:43 pm

Charleston Pony wrote:Our usual pathetic crowd for what really is a big game for this team

They reseated my seat right into my recliner! Pony up!
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby ponyboy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:10 pm

Crowd was loud at the end. Like really loud.
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Re: Thanks to UConn

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:15 pm

ponyboy wrote:Crowd was loud at the end. Like really loud.


It only takes a half full Moody for that place to get loud but sure wish we had at least 6k coming out to support these guys...so many big home games coming up!
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