I will give it a shot, but may have been mentioned in one of the threads: It was mentioned by Jen Tolland in her article that HC has lost the last 14 games to A-10 opponents before last night but she doesn't mention who the last A-10 opponent HC has beaten before UMASS.
Trivia 1- Who was the last A-10 team HC beat before UMASS and in what season? Trivia 2 - Who was the last A-10 team that HC beat Before UMASS on the road and in what season?
Last Edit: Dec 5, 2018 16:14:10 GMT -5 by classof83
Both wins were against St. Joe's. We beat St. Joe's at home in the 2008-2009 season in OT 73-69. We won the year before on their floor 71-66.
It is interesting when looking at the record over that time period:
We didn't play an A-10 school in four straight seasons - 2011 - 2015. In the 2009-2010 season we played 4 A-10 schools (St. Joe's, URI, UMass & George Washington) when Sean Kearney was the coach. We lost to St. Joe's and GW by 2 points in each game.
Wasn't that shortly after their coach announced that Fordham would no longer schedule games with Holy Cross, since we could not give his players a "real" game?
Another Trivia question:
Who was that coach who said he would never play HC again?
Hint; He had probably the most famous missed shot in NCAA Tournament Finals history - although he claimed it was a pass
I know the correct answer was just shared.
To piggyback on this topic...for those HC hoops diehards reading this...can anyone confirm if the current Kennesaw State Basketball Coach made a similar comment over a decade ago when he was coach at some other college in Boston?
Would be fun to take a quick trip down memory lane...
Yes I believe that is true..HC was too physical with his Eagles!
Thanks for chiming in!
I'm glad my memory hasn't completely faded and another fan remembers Coach Skinner's post game analysis.
As someone who bleeds purple and has an love and respect for HC's sports history (especially the wonderful rivalries), I'm still bothered by how the series with BC got put on ice soon after that (I honestly forget all the details around when it happened and how it went down). I don't think it resumed until after Skinner, DeFillipo, et al headed for greener pastures. But I obviously could be mistaken.
Without rehashing everything and going on a long rant, I simply wish all the decisionmakers involved back then (whomever they were) would have taken a deep breath and tried to understand the history of the rivalry. The tradition. Perhaps they could have stepped back and tried to see "the big picture." It would obviously never happen, but imagine if Lehigh decided to drop Lafayette from the schedule next year because the coach felt they got a little too roughed up.