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Unread post by asu66 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:00 pm

An hour or so ago, the UTA Mavs stepped off their team bus outside HCC into light flurries and an 8° and falling wind chill. UTA, the SBC squad voted most likely to succeed this season, finds themselves outside the RPI Top 100 after falling a *chilling* 36 places in the last ten days. In addition, they must be reeling from Thurs. night’s blowout loss at CCU. Hope they're still feelin' the chill at 5 PM!

Our Apps, up 12 RPI places to #274 after coming from 11 down to nip Tx State, could claim to be on a real uptick with a win this afternoon. Short an upset today, the reality will settle in that Thurs. night’s “W” was over a Bobcat team now weighing in at RPI #339 of 351 D-I teams.

Such is the sad state of Sun Belt basketball these days. :cry:

Regardless, one noted basketball ranking service has the Apps just three-point ‘dogs in today’s game. If we’re within five points of the lead with 3 minutes to play, I like our chances. Otherwise, who knows what’s just around the corner? After all, a 5-5 Wofford team owns a win over UNC (sorry folks, those big Wof wins over Johnson & Wales, Bob Jones, etc. don’t really count)!


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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by diehardapp18 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:13 pm

Awfully quiet in here so far. I wonder why



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by McLeansvilleAppFan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:24 pm

Up 20 at the half it seems. Can we hang on? I hope so.


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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by Goapps15 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:28 pm

Good performance so far. Does not change much until we win a road game. We've turned the corner at home.



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by app97 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:30 pm

Folks need to stop complaining and get their butts in the arena to see this team. We are owning a pretty darn talented UTA team right now. They are cold shooting, but that’s mainly due to our tough defense and active hands. I’m planning on making the 2 hour trek to Boone as much as possible this year since we’ve won almost every game I’ve attended over the last 3 years or so, including a couple against Ga State. Hope we keep the consistent play up in the second half.



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by asu66 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:38 pm

diehardapp18 wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:13 pm
Awfully quiet in here so far. I wonder why?

There are 424 users online doing something, right now. The overwhelming majority are guests, so maybe they're stunned and unhappy UTA fans. :D

The rest of us are too well-schooled in ASU MBB to start crowing too soon before the final horn. This thing isn't over yet!


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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by ncman071 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:44 pm

it will be nice to hold on and get a win here and be 2-0 in sunbelt play. Honestly this is where Fox needs to show the most improvement is Sunbelt play. I think anything under .500 in Sunbelt this year is unacceptable. I can deal with a loss to Western and Hampton if we can finally have a decent season in the sunbelt. We are certainly more talented this season than since Fox started. Its time to produce on the court. We have to learn to win on the road as well



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by JMappfan5 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:05 pm

Up by 20 with 7:56 remaining. Survived a 10-0 run by UTA. Now let's finish this game!!! APPVision working well today!!!



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by app97 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:08 pm

I’m pretty convinced, after attending some games, that the locals and/or App alums just aren’t very basketball savvy. There have been a ton of great plays, especially hustle plays today, and most of the fans just sit on their hands with no emotional investment.
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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by McLeansvilleAppFan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:15 pm

up 16 with 5 min to go and nervous as heck. Come on guys!


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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by Rekdiver » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:19 pm

Up 18 3.5 to go



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by JMappfan5 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:21 pm

Having some problems getting the ball inbounds off UTA's pressure defense.



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by Rekdiver » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:25 pm

3 straight possessions Forrest turnover and then a steal. 1:19 and we up 11



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by JMappfan5 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:27 pm

So ugly!!!



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by appst89 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:34 pm

Up 10 with 55.3 seconds to go. Just hold on!

Texas St. up 8 at the half on Coastal.



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by Rekdiver » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:35 pm

40 seconds up 5. SHABAZZ misses free throws



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by Rekdiver » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:35 pm

40 seconds up 5. SHABAZZ misses free throws



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by appst89 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:36 pm

Free throws......uggghhh.



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by appst89 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:37 pm

32.1 up 5. Cannot hit a free throw. Ridiculous.



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Re: MBB: UTA @ AppState 2:30 PM HCC

Unread post by JMappfan5 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:37 pm

Why is Shabazz in the game with under 2 mins left??? He has missed 3 free throws with under 1 min left. Now a 5 pt game....GEEZ!!!!



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