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    Quote Originally Posted by gaels87 View Post
    Gaels add a 4-team invitational in Vegas to the schedule
    SMC Opens up with Utah State and then will play either Arizona St or Mississippi State

    This added to the already scheduled games:
    Neutral - LSU & New Mexico
    Road - New Mexico St, Western Kentucky
    Home - Cal, Harvard, Bucknell

    As an SMC fan, this is the first time in 9-10 years that I can say that I am happy with the schedule and the excuses go out the window. Just wish Bennett would have stepped up over the past 6-7 years. I know it is almost impossible for us to get home games against quality opponents and I appreciate the willingness to get creative and schedule the 4 neutral court games in vegas.
    It's looking good. Thanks are due to your schedulers. Perhaps not getting in the dance last season made them realize that they had to do something.

    Gonzaga started out their 'anyone, anytime, anywhere' and had to play a lot of teams on the road with no home games in return. It was only after they showed that they could win those road games that the national ratings services took note and made it to where a loss to the Zags was not a black mark. Mark Few then was able to get some home and home series and that has morphed into what we are seeing now, the Tarheels, Creighton, Arizona and more.

    As SMC schedules more OCC games, on the road and neutral, against better competition, as they have this year, their scheduling will continue to improve, they will get into the dance and their players will see their own stock rise as national attention shines its light on them.

    Thanks!
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    Thanks for the heads up 87.
    "I think we're all Bozos on this bus."

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    Rumor that Santa Clara visits Haas Pavilion and the Cal Golden Bears this fall... in addition to what I posted before, i.e., hosting USC at home and playing in a tournament with Minnesota, Texas A&M, and Washington up in Vancouver. Pretty decent slate for Santa Clara.

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    NMSU is a very tough place to play. SMC can expect a crowd larger than 10K, and they love their Aggies.

    Fond memories of the Pan Am Center, our first “sports date.” We sat in the UTEP section, of course.

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    SMC has lined up a series of games in Australia / New Zealand this northern summer.

    They are playing Australian NBL teams while here and have had some decent results (Jordan Ford been torching everyone).

    I'm actually going to see the game against, what appears to be the strongest team they will face down under, tomorrow night.

    Coached by Australian Basketball Legend, Andrew Gaze, the Sydney Kings boast a line-up including

    Andrew Bogut
    Daniel Kickert
    Brad Newley
    Jerome Randle (Cal)
    Brian Bowen (McD All American)
    David Wear
    Kevin Lisch
    Dane Pineau
    Deng Deng
    Tom Wilson
    Kyle Adnam

    Here is their websites brief Bio's

    http://www.sydneykings.com/news/arti...k-sydney-kings

    Although a pre-season game for the Kings (they played Japan without Rui last week) they will be a very formidable opponent.

    I'll let you know what I think of the Gaels after the game.

    I'll be especially interested I seeing how their bigs fare as the Kings have a formidable and experienced front court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZY View Post
    SMC has lined up a series of games in Australia / New Zealand this northern summer.

    They are playing Australian NBL teams while here and have had some decent results (Jordan Ford been torching everyone).

    I'm actually going to see the game against, what appears to be the strongest team they will face down under, tomorrow night.

    Coached by Australian Basketball Legend, Andrew Gaze, the Sydney Kings boast a line-up including

    Andrew Bogut
    Daniel Kickert
    Brad Newley
    Jerome Randle (Cal)
    Brian Bowen (McD All American)
    David Wear
    Kevin Lisch
    Dane Pineau
    Deng Deng
    Tom Wilson
    Kyle Adnam

    Here is their websites brief Bio's

    http://www.sydneykings.com/news/arti...k-sydney-kings

    Although a pre-season game for the Kings (they played Japan without Rui last week) they will be a very formidable opponent.

    I'll let you know what I think of the Gaels after the game.

    I'll be especially interested I seeing how their bigs fare as the Kings have a formidable and experienced front court.
    Randy likes to schedule his toughest opponents in the summer I guess.

    Looking forward to your postgame analysis of the Gaels Ozzy.
    “I don’t expect us to be perfect anytime soon,” guard Silas Melson said, “but one thing I do expect is trying to get better every day and playing tougher, harder and more physical than the opponent.”

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