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Well that was a certified hoot and a half. When I woke up yesterday I said a quick prayer to the man upstairs, pleading to not let Dayton start in a 10-2 hole like I feel we have the last 10 straight games. Lo and behold, my prayer was ignored and the Flyers put forth one of the most horrendous home games these eyes have ever seen. We’ve now lost 3 of our last 4 and two straight at home. It’s been a long couple weeks here without much to sugarcoat, so let’s get into it.

DURRELL was a scratch yesterday, home in Detroit with a death in the family. Yet Sweater Nation found ourselves somewhat hopeful before tip after this #Jablomb dropped:

Big Steve got the start alongside Cooke, Pierre, KD, and Scoochie. Just when I thought it was impossible to play any worse than the first halves we saw against Bonnie and SLU, we were down 11-0 before anyone finished their first beer. KP checked in during the second minute, but it was Pierre who scored the 5 points we tallied in the first 8 minutes of the game. At the first media timeout with just under 12 minutes remaining in the half, the Rams had shot 5-8 from the floor with UD going 2-11. Gentle Jesus indeed.

For me the most frustrating part of the half was right before that timeout. Big Steve was literally doing an Irish Jig underneath the hoop without a single Rams player around for miles, so we did what Dayton does best: ignore the easy layup and dish it out to KD to whiff from behind the arch. I have yet to wrap my head around this team’s refusal to take advantage of Steve’s size and ability to bang it in down low, ESPECIALLY with some of the open looks he’s had lately. I suppose it’s his inability to stay in the game longer than 2 minutes at a time, as he was called for his second foul (illegal screen) at the 8:21 mark and sat back down on the pine pony.

KD provided what may have been the only highlight worth showing from the half:

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Everyone remember Andre Berry, the large mammal on Hurley’s bench who was averaging 1.7 PPG going into yesterday? What if I told you he would finish the half with 9 points, when he had only scored a total of 19 points ALL SEASON LONG? Jared Terrell hit a dagger 3 at the buzzer and the Fliers went into the locker room down 38-25. Rhode Island nailed 5 of 8 3-point shots and 15 of 26 from the field. Kendall Pollard, back in action after sitting out the last four games, went 2-for-6 with 4 points. I would have paid a lot of money to have been a fly on the wall in that locker room.

Speaking of stats, here’s another fun one: Dayton never led one time in this game. The closest we got was 7 points in the final few minutes. Big Boy Berry kept going after halftime and finished the game with 15 points. How we let him not just shoot the ball 7 times, but make every single one of them, is inexcusable.

The last 4 or 5 minutes of the game were as intense as they were angering. Where the hell was this energy the rest of the game? The arena finally woke up and got LOWD, and at one point Dayton went on a 9-0 run over a minute and a half. There we were, down 7 with 3 minutes left, when Four McGlynn drained a 3-ball and pretty much sealed the deal. KP would end up at the line twice within the final minutes of the game, going 1-for-4. At long last we were finally able to turn the TV’s off/leave the arena with a final score of 75-66. Pierre led the squad with 17; Big Steve finished with two. Miller played two minutes and tallied zero points.

Two weeks ago we were a “dark horse Final Four team” and talking about a 3 or 4 seed. Last week we were ranked 15th in the country. I refuse to acknowledge the Twitter talk about locker room issues (yet), but I will say it certainly makes more sense than “they just forgot how to play basketball”. Quick 48 hour break and we’re back at it Tuesday night in what will absolutely be a telling road contest vs. Richmond. In the meantime, REMAIN LOWD, y’all – ain’t shit else we can do.

Mr. Vines/Brown Street Pimp OUT.

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ShoweyD
Guest

This article is so inaccurate. I was well past my first beer by the time it was 11-0.

I became a Dayton fan when I was 18. The last time Dayton won at Richmond I wasn’t a Dayton fan. I turn 30 in May.

Sportz Fan
Guest

If you are one of those kick ass Flyer fans that sent tweets, emails, etc to that sportswriter in Iowa who didn’t think the Flyers were top 25, you should go to his office and offer to let him have his way with any orifice on your body that he so chooses. At minimum you should send him a nice Edible Arrangement.

Colorado Flyer
Guest

any idea on how NIT tickets work? Can’t wait to see these guys in the postseason!

LeeAce
Guest

I just wish the flyers would quit getting lower than a stripper and get high again!!!

Matt Allaire
Member

If we find a way to miss the tourney do we still have an NIT selection party?

the kid from Lowes
Guest

Just trolled around UD Pride a little bit. anyone have any intel on Swampy’s daughter he calls “Elder Swampette”? she hot? Totally random

TBolt
Guest

Watch it Ace!

TBolt
Guest

Now that Archie is officially eliminated from the Infinity Coaches Challenge I think we’ll see better coaching the rest of the way since he will be able to focus on the game and stop looking at Morgan during the game to get updates on the standings.

TBolt
Guest
Favorite solutions to get out of the funk as provided by UDPride: 1. Archie needs to have the team over for a cookout on Sunday. 2. Archie needs to play all the walk-ons to send a message. 3. Archie needs to take away their basketball perks like the cushioned chairs in the locker room 4. UD needs to hire a sports psychologist to get to the root of the problem. 5. Players are trying to make a name for themselves because Big Steve apparently has NBA scouts at practice watching him so they need to have closed practices. 6. Dayton… Read more »
Matt Allaire
Member

dear god. I love UDPride. so much.

John Deere
Guest
#1 is my favorite. #3 and #6 are close. Archie flipping JTM Burgers on the grill and serving potato salad from from Dorothy Lane Market is the answer. Seriously. That would be some serious team building I can remember only one time in my life time where UD was the lower seed in an NCAA game, so I guess that I can get on board with #6. Taking away the cushioned chairs in the locker room is tough love. Gotta do it I suppose. It’s a good thing that Scott and Robinson aren’t at UD because we might be seeing… Read more »
Tom Blackburn
Admin

These are fantastic, thanks for sharing.

mannix
Guest

Scoochie is a fucking vagina. He sucks. He is mad because Cooke is taking his shots and fucking his girlfriend. Sit his ass

Gil
Guest

I’d love to see how many shots he averaged last year or earlier this year.. Pretty confident that would show how much of a fucking idiot you are

Colorado Flyer
Guest

Gil, just curious why you’re refusing to put any blame on Scoochie? Bad FT%, weak defense, turning it over more, poor FG%… when he’s rolling, we’re rolling. I think he’s the biggest problem

mannix
Guest

Scoochie is THE problem. The players got pissed because Miller was sucking his dick and didn’t hold him to the same standards as everyone else. Scoochie is fucking horrible – without the cute little hood rat nickname that makes white fucks like you feel good about having a purebred NYC baller on the roster, you’d have no use for a below average SLOW pg.

Gil
Guest

Below average slow pg…khari price?? Scoochie gets the ball up the court very quick and hardly turns it over. Not massive assists numbers but many of th plays he creates don’t show up on stat sheet like pass to Pierre that set up baby d game winner. Mannix your admittedly clever adjectives don’t hide your stupidity

Velvet
Guest

when he’s rolling, we’re rolling. Spot on. Something happened right after the Vandy game. He’s had a few flashes since but mainly sub-par play (vs. what we know he can do). I thought for awhile they were hiding an injury or off the court family type issue. Who knows …

Gil
Guest

Didn’t say that.. I said it ain’t cuz scoochie is bitching about Cooke taking his shots. Scoochie needs to pick it up no doubt. He ain’t a cry baby bitch like d Scott tho

The Kman
Guest

This weeks Rejected DDN headlines.

Red Sweaters Who Leave at Under 4 Timeout StIll Think Flyers are Undefeated at Home.

Andre Berry Credits Early Game Donatos Pizza Giveaway as Fuel needed to Score Career High.

Scoochie’s Congestion Causes Cold Shooting While Wherlis Allergy to Defense Causes No Lane Congestion.

Without the Ranking Curse to Blame, The Grey Uniforms Shift Blame to Noon Tip Time Losing Streak.

New Flyer AD petitions A10 Commish to Eliminate the Theee Point Line For Rest of Season.

Throw In The Towel Game Creator Given Full Metal Jacket Bar of Soap Wrapped in Towel Beatdown.

Anonymous
Guest

We have a winner.

Tom Blackburn
Admin

BRAVO

TNFlyerFan
Guest

I feel like I entered the Twilight Zone and Rod Serling is introducing the show where the Flyer team has been taken over by the ghost of Brian Gregory…

Anonymous
Guest

Archie is a one-dimensional coach (so far) – he has great success when his system works (man defense and motion offense); when it doesn’t, it’s over. His only solution when his system fails is to try different players/rotations. It frustrates me to no end to hear what a great coach he is (he might still be one day) because right now he’s coaching like a [bad] Jr high coach. There’s no strategy, no adaptation and no creativity in his approach.

Tom Blackburn
Admin

I agree — Archie, to me, has been as disappointing as the team during this swoon. No adjustments, no surprises, nothing to shake up the status quo.

T-Rex
Guest

Did you catch the “How Well Do You Know Your Brother?” bit during the game? My big takeaways were that the Hurleys are Jersey caricatures and that Archie might be autistic.

SamHowardsLiver
Guest

Wow. Best comment of the year.

sean miller
Guest

what’s the locker room drama rumor entail?

Mr. Wiggles
Guest

My dick is flaccid as fuck and I rubbed my BALLZ on schoochies gf’s face

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