Nicholls State beat Pitt (11/9 Games)

#6
Bonnaroo Land
This might be Nicholls' day. Pitt had cut it to 1, but now Nich up by 5 with 2:53 left, and the ball.
 
#7
Bonnaroo Land
67-59 Nicholls with 2:00 left
 
#14
Still don’t like the fact we had to sweat it out in OT against them, but this does make me feel a bit better about it.
 
#15
Nicholls St is definitely not a high 200s Kenpom team... Someone did not correctly factor in the impact that McClanahan was going to have on this team. Sure, they're essentially a 6 man rotation but they play pretty decent defense. I would not be at all surprised if Nicholls St rode up the Kenpom rankings to ~150 (+/- 25).

Let's see how they match up with LSU next Saturday. If they give LSU a run for their money then I think our OT win is going to look quite a bit better.
 
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#17
the Front Range
I think the OT win was good for our team. I don’t care about optics ealry, I want our guys challenged and get in shape as a team. Nicholls beating Pitt proves that it was a real test not just us playing poorly. (please note, I still wish we played better)
 
#18
Nicholls St is definitely not a high 200s Kenpom team... Someone did not correctly factor in the impact that McClanahan was going to have on this team. Sure, they're essentially a 6 man rotation but they play pretty decent defense. I would not be at all surprised if Nicholls St rode up the Kenpom rankings to ~150 (+/- 25).

Let's see how they match up with LSU next Saturday. If they give LSU a run for their money then I think our OT win is going to look quite a bit better.
It's pretty much impossible to factor in a coach's impact on a team. But that's why advanced stats should be taken with a big grain of salt to start the season. They will become more accurate as the season goes on.
 
#19
It's pretty much impossible to factor in a coach's impact on a team. But that's why advanced stats should be taken with a big grain of salt to start the season. They will become more accurate as the season goes on.
Not talking about the coach. Talking about the transfer player.
 
#20
It's pretty much impossible to factor in a coach's impact on a team. But that's why advanced stats should be taken with a big grain of salt to start the season. They will become more accurate as the season goes on.
He's not the coach. He's their best player and a transfer from Savannah St. They've gone from 293 to 254 on Kenpom after these first two games.
 
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