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Demons Abyss / Re: Preferred Ranking Site; KenPom or NCAA Net
« Last post by VUWildcat2103 on February 16, 2019, 12:10:34 PM »
I commend LTD for being forthcoming in that he selected NCAA's NET rating because he cherry picks something that supports his position. Very Trump meets Rasmussen Polling. However, cannot let it pass that I find it a bit hypocritical to see people move off of KenPom, after multiple years are proclaiming it to be such an amazing measure. How many times over the past 3 years have we seen something like 'DePaul's DRat is up xx number of spots from last year'

I think the NET has work to be done to be more accurate, however, it is less flawed than KenPom, however, both suck in their own right.
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Demons Abyss / Re: Preferred Ranking Site; KenPom or NCAA Net
« Last post by hbomb on February 15, 2019, 04:33:07 PM »
I've learned to dislike KenPom. It's self-referential and so much of how "good" a team looks is based on where KenPom starts the team at the beginning of the season and much of how that is determined is essentially subjective.  In a closed system like that, where the pieces are lined up at the beginning is hugely important. 

NET is better because efficiency is just one factor, and let's face it, efficiency doesn't tell you the whole story.  Let's just look at last year's Blue Demons team.  Here are KenPom's 4 factors on D for DePaul last year:

Effective FG%:   52.0   234 (in nation)    
Turnover %:   20.2   72    (in nation)
Off. Reb. %:   28.1   148  (in nation)     
FTA/FGA:           32.3   150  (in nation)

You look at those numbers and you see a fairly bad defensive team, which they really were, but somehow the adjusted defensive efficiency is highly respectable 49.  That simply doesn't make sense.
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Demons Abyss / Re: Preferred Ranking Site; KenPom or NCAA Net
« Last post by lovethedrake on February 15, 2019, 04:25:47 PM »
Subjectively, I chose NET because it has Depaul ranked higher.

I am not prepared to defend my position objectively.   Although I will say that I like the idea of capping the margin of victory or defeat at 10 because a great day or a terrible day still counts as just 1 win and 1 loss and wins and losses are what really matter.
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Demons Abyss / Preferred Ranking Site; KenPom or NCAA Net
« Last post by VUWildcat2103 on February 15, 2019, 01:55:52 PM »
And are you willing to defend your position?
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Demons Abyss / Re: BDN Perspective / Guesses - Coaches on Hot Seat
« Last post by Big Kid on February 10, 2019, 03:16:51 PM »
Iíd rather see Laydown stay for a year post the departure of PonShittohhh. I get why people want him gone and not lost on me, not impressed by him at all during his time @ Virginia or his 4 years here. But....She absolutely cannot have any say into the next hire. The longer he stays though, the easier it will be for someone to pluck Anderson away. He may have some heat on him w/ respect to the FBI inquiry right now but once that blows over and he is cleared, I think his commodity takes a turn upward. Without him Laydown ainít getting these kids. And back to more classes like we had this year. You cannot close what you cannot get to look at you.
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Demons Abyss / Re: BDN Perspective / Guesses - Coaches on Hot Seat
« Last post by lovethedrake on February 05, 2019, 01:11:20 PM »
My buddy is a Texas alum, used to be a manager for their team and said he thinks Shaka may not finish the season.  Not sure how serious he was.

I don't think this impacts us though as DL will be here for year 5 whether he deserves it or not.    If he wins 15 games than I don't hate that he's coming back.    If we win less than 15 he shouldn't be back but still will.
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Demons Abyss / Re: BDN Perspective / Guesses - Coaches on Hot Seat
« Last post by VUWildcat2103 on February 05, 2019, 01:02:48 PM »
Pat Chambers at Penn State is a hot seat candidate it would seem.
Surprisingly, Shaka Smart may be an at-risk coach.
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Demons Abyss / BDN Perspective / Guesses - Coaches on Hot Seat
« Last post by VUWildcat2103 on February 05, 2019, 10:44:26 AM »
So which college basketball coaches does this board see as being at risk to be let go at the end of the year? I think it gives a perspective on the level of jobs that may be open.

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Demons Abyss / The Positives and The Negatives
« Last post by Depressed on January 27, 2019, 04:17:11 PM »
    First off this team has improved compared to last yearís pitiful squad.   They rebound better , hustle, and can make their free throws.  On the negative side Depaul is still the worst 3 point shooting team in The Big East and defensively they struggle to close out on the other teamís shooters.  Overall looking at the big picture someway somehow they have to put together 6 more wins or you can forget about an NIT Appearance.
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The Pit / Re: President Trump
« Last post by DPU70 on January 26, 2019, 09:45:13 PM »
Now, if he can only get rid of Obamacare, My insurance cost will go back down.  It rose 36% because of Obamacare, per Blue Cross.

And, did you ever look at your pharmacy costs.  I have a scrip that costs $454, but with a drug plan, it's only a copay of $7.  And, my Drug plan cost me $17 per month.  That MSRP is totally bogus.  Those poor people who don't have pharmacy coverage are taking it in the teeth.  Another Obama creation.
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