Former AE programs now 0-55 in NCAA bid chances

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  1. mainejeff

    mainejeff New Member

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    Delaware, Drexel, Hofstra, Towson and Northeastern are now a combined 0-55 in their quest for an NCAA basketball bid since they joined the CAA. Just an amazing stretch of futility for those programs.
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    cool story brah
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  3. Mercury

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    55?........
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  4. PoorManProfit

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    Damn! I knew it was bad as I post a lot about their "inability" to get the CAAT Championship, but seeing that 0-55 really puts it in perspective. Thing is, they've only made the CAAT Title Game, what, twice? HOF in 2006 and DREX in 2012? I remember HOF really shat the bed against WILMY.
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  5. J.B.

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    You could look at it that way. Or..
    In the last 12 years..the AE Five made 4 trips to the championship game, and 9 trips to the NIT.
    Drexel - 2 Championship games, 5 NIT - 1 Regular season Title, 1 trip to Final 8 of NIT
    Northeastern - 1 championship game, 2 NIT - 1 Regular season title
    Hofstra - 1 championship game - 2 NIT's - 1 trip to final 8 of NIT
    Delaware and Towson - Nothing, Nothing, Nothing
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  6. J.B.

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    Also notice that the last 2 regular season titles were won by former America East teams. Ironically in both cases, the America East teams were completely outnumbered fan wise at a championship game several hours away, and both teams lost to teams from Virginia. Let's see if that changes next year in Baltimore.
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  7. philcski

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    And the University of Maine at Orono is now 0-94 in their attempts to make the NCAA Tournament...
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  8. mainejeff

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    I know, huh.........but Maine has NO NCAA basketball history and Delaware, Drexel, Hofstra, Towson and Northeastern do.........must be painful to see how far your programs have fallen......???
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    You're really killing it tonight, Jeff.
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  10. Vander Poel Hall

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    Awesome.

    MaineJeff: The most pathetic poster on multiple message boards.
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  11. mainejeff

    mainejeff New Member

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    Don't shoot the messenger.
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  12. stuball888

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    So Jeff you are saying its worse to be a has been than a never was.
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  13. Petey Hodge

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    That pretty much defines "SUCK" more effectively than ODU's basketball season this year. Though, we did beat NU and DU on the road.
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  14. dtmatrsf

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    Its a shame too because Drexel/Hofstra/Northeastern would've made some noise in the present-day AE.

    Delaware and Towson, well...Delaware should've been playing for the title tonight but they kinda blew it yesterday.
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  15. summers

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    Towson has never had a contender. Delaware never really either until this year, sort of. Hofstra maybe had one good shot at it in 2006, but that team lost to ODU at home in the NIT Quarters. Drexel had a couple shots, but their best chance was last year with one of their starting guards suspended and no back-ups against the VCU press. Northeastern has had two good chances, but didn't beat William & Mary and James Madison. Can't feel sympathy there.
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  16. J.B.

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    Don't try to hide as being the messenger. You desperately went out of your way to look that up to post it yourself. No newspaper in America posted that statistic.
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  17. monarchmaniacs

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    you think those schools are magically going to find fans just because the tournament is moved a few hours north?

    You can't even put fans in your own arenas....
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  18. ODUBB35

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    Well, they have failed to take care of their own business in Richmond. However, Drexel has been screwed out of 2 at-large bids, and Hofstra one.
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    and Miami, VA Tech and Boston College have never won an ACC tourney.

    Maybe the VA schools are just better. Yep. That's probably it.
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  20. mainejeff

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    Yes, for fans......most definitely. You can't miss what you don't know. I feel for you stu........it must be painful to see the school up the road getting stronger every year while Hofstra languishes.
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  21. mainejeff

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    I'm not here to hide the facts. Facts tell a story.......in this case, a sad one.
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  22. mainejeff

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    Shhhhhhh........these guys can't handle the truth.
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  23. mainejeff

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    Does that still count as 0-3? How's this?.......0-3*
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  24. EvanJ

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    2001-2002 through 2004-2005: 4 teams each season, 16 chances
    2005-2006 through 2011-2012: 5 teams each season, 35 chances
    2012-2013: 4 teams (excluding Towson), 4 chances
    Total: 55 chances
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  25. Vander Poel Hall

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    Saddest fact: Maine can't win a depleted America East.

    Once again, jeffie, how many teams have to leave the AE for you to win?

    It's better to have danced four times and to want to dance again than to never have danced at all.

    Also better to be a normal human being and not a pathetic message board troll.
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  26. henfan

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    The America East just replaced BU with a hyphenated-Mass D-II school and they're already a stronger MBB program than Maine. Ouch.

    The only way Maine wins in hoops is if they freeze the rink and begin playing with ice skates.
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  27. PhilaMonarchFan

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    I don't have a dog in this . . . fight but I am wondering; since the teams Jeff mentioned left the AE, how many times has Maine won either the regular season basketball championship or the AE Tournament? How many times has Maine been to the NCAA Basketball Tournament?

    Is it better to aspire to play better basketball or is it better to find a less competitive league where the level of play is . . not as good?
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  28. henfan

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    In Maine's case, the level of competition doesn't matter. They've never sniffed a MBB conference championship or NCAA invite.
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  29. tiger84

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    Towson is the best combo in the CAA right now. They will be preseason favorites for both football/basketball next fall.


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  30. mainejeff

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    Your drivel will not save the CAA.
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