Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Valpo Zip

Duquesne Basketball Coach Keith Dambrot

Coach Dambrot at Duquesne  

76 members have voted

  1. 1. Seeing that coach Dambrot left Akron out of frustration citing the lack of NCAA bids, how many NCAA trips do you expect him to make at Duquesne?



Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, UAZip0510 said:

I'll never get this type of response, but you do you.  :thumb:

 

I've actually grown from thinking how pathetic some of the behavior is (even making fun of his name), to being incredibly entertained by it. :lol:  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another one in the "L" column for the Dukes. To paraphrase David Lee Roth - Where have all the cupcakes gone?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Captain Kangaroo said:

Another one in the "L" column for the Dukes. To paraphrase David Lee Roth - Where have all the cupcakes gone?

Well UMASS was supposed to be a cupcake as they were they last place team in a down A10 prior to last nights win over the Dookies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/2/2018 at 1:33 PM, skip-zip said:

 

I've actually grown from thinking how pathetic some of the behavior is (even making fun of his name), to being incredibly entertained by it. :lol:  

 

They sound like jealous exes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Akron and Duquesne both play on Thursday. Duquesne plays at 6pm, and Akron plays around 9pm. Which game will some of this thread's participants attend...? Do they make the drive to support KD or do they head to Cleveland to support Akron? Quite the dilemma... ;):P

 

Sorry, I had to have some fun with this one. :lol: Go Zips. 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if any television will be tuned to NBC Sports Network at 6 pm at the Corner Alley today? I think it would be interesting to hear the bar crowd react during the game. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1) While there's obviously a lot of Zips fans that want to see Keith do well, I don't expect Akron fans attending a pre-game for our own tournament game to be hooting and hollering for a Duquesne basketball game. 

 

2) I just hope that enough Akron fans make the trip up there tonight to call it a "bar crowd".  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought this was pretty interesting when I looked at the NCAA Tournament bracket this evening.  

 

I could go through this thread and see post after post from the Dambrot Haters, discrediting their accomplishments this season, saying that the A-10 was a "weak" and "down" league, and that the MAC is better.  

 

Yet, I see that they put 3 Teams in the NCAA Tournament.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, skip-zip said:

I thought this was pretty interesting when I looked at the NCAA Tournament bracket this evening.  

 

I could go through this thread and see post after post from the Dambrot Haters, discrediting their accomplishments this season, saying that the A-10 was a "weak" and "down" league, and that the MAC is better.  

 

Yet, I see that they put 3 Teams in the NCAA Tournament.  

The A-10 is down troll and the MAC is better using your favorite measuring stick - RPI. Only 2 teams would have been in if it weren't for Davidson winning the tournament. HOW AWESOME. Get a life and don't forget to put your season ticket deposit for the Dookies down, troll.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry you're so sad and angry, and feel compelled to react by resorting to name-calling.   Ask mommy to make you milk and cookies and tuck you into bed, and it will feel better in the morning.  

 

Davidson's win meant that they could have easily been justified in eliminating another A-10 team.  Instead, they gave an additional A-10 team an AT-LARGE bid.  Nice try.  

 

A-10 - 3

MAC - 1

 

You can easily go away now and stop watching for every new Dambrot post to come up on your screen, since you "don't care about him".  Right?

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, LZIp said:

The A-10 is down troll and the MAC is better using your favorite measuring stick - RPI. Only 2 teams would have been in if it weren't for Davidson winning the tournament. HOW AWESOME. Get a life and don't forget to put your season ticket deposit for the Dookies down, troll.

the foe feature is your friend ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, zippy5 said:

the foe feature is your friend ;)

i might have to make use of it for the first time ever on a message board.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So the A10 puts 3 teams in the NCAA tournament, yet still finishes behind the MAC in conference RPI. How bad is the rest of that conference? :rolleyes:

 

Skip, have you heard if any Pittsburgh-area mechanics have reached out to Duquesne to offer their services? There was a lot of oil leaking from the men's basketball program during the second half of the season. Who knows if the rest of the engine/transmission blew with the double digit loss to a 20-loss team in the conference tournament...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It will be interesting to see what is easier -

  • Winning the 1-bid MAC, with its tourney held 35 miles north of Akron?
  • Being the #2 or #3 team in the A-10, where you'll need to annually finish above VCU, Rhode Island, Dayton, Saint Joe's and whomever else might be hot (like Davidson or  Saint Bonaventure)?

I'm thinking winning the MAC is a much easier route to the NCAA's. Just look at all the teams that couldn't beat the crippled Zips this year.

 

Dambrot predicted Akron would be "Gonzaga of the East." If he said "MAC East," he'd have been much more accurate. I don't think anything I ever saw from him at his time at UA, or this season at Duquesne, foreshadows him having massive success in the A-10. 

 

He'll do ok. I hope he's happy there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Captain Kangaroo said:

It will be interesting to see what is easier -

  • Winning the 1-bid MAC, with its tourney held 35 miles north of Akron?
  • Being the #2 or #3 team in the A-10, where you'll need to annually finish above VCU, Rhode Island, Dayton, Saint Joe's and whomever else might be hot (like Davidson or  Saint Bonaventure)?

I'm thinking winning the MAC is a much easier route to the NCAA's. Just look at all the teams that couldn't beat the crippled Zips this year.

 

Dambrot predicted Akron would be "Gonzaga of the East." If he said "MAC East," he'd have been much more accurate. I don't think anything I ever saw from him at his time at UA, or this season at Duquesne, foreshadows him having massive success in the A-10. 

 

He'll do ok. I hope he's happy there.

We always had some top teams in the MAC in basketball and it's fluctuated around, but what I'm seeing developing is maybe a situation where there is a permanent underclass in the MAC and maybe some multiple bids from the top group similar to A10.  I think Akron and Miami will move to the top tier with Buffalo.   Maybe Toledo will hang around at the top.  As for KD, he did wonderful things for our program but he stalled out and didn't have the recruits to continue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Captain Kangaroo said:

It will be interesting to see what is easier -

  • Winning the 1-bid MAC, with its tourney held 35 miles north of Akron?
  • Being the #2 or #3 team in the A-10, where you'll need to annually finish above VCU, Rhode Island, Dayton, Saint Joe's and whomever else might be hot (like Davidson or  Saint Bonaventure)?

I'm thinking winning the MAC is a much easier route to the NCAA's. Just look at all the teams that couldn't beat the crippled Zips this year.

 

Dambrot predicted Akron would be "Gonzaga of the East." If he said "MAC East," he'd have been much more accurate. I don't think anything I ever saw from him at his time at UA, or this season at Duquesne, foreshadows him having massive success in the A-10. 

 

He'll do ok. I hope he's happy there.

 

It all depends on how they can do recruiting.  I think he's off to a nice start with his 2018 class.  

 

A 25-win St. Bonaventure team just got an at-large with only one or two solid non-conference wins.  I'll take a small chance of at-large there versus my season coming down to 3 (or 4) conference tournameny games in March.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, Let'sGoZips94 said:

So the A10 puts 3 teams in the NCAA tournament, yet still finishes behind the MAC in conference RPI. How bad is the rest of that conference? :rolleyes:

 

Skip, have you heard if any Pittsburgh-area mechanics have reached out to Duquesne to offer their services? There was a lot of oil leaking from the men's basketball program during the second half of the season. Who knows if the rest of the engine/transmission blew with the double digit loss to a 20-loss team in the conference tournament...

 

Too bad they couldn't finish strong like we did... ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, UAZip0510 said:

 

Too bad they couldn't finish strong like we did... ;)

 

:thumb:

 

Dilly Dilly :cheers:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The MAC's issue is we have a few above average teams and a bunch of mediocre ones. It's much better to be a top heavy heavy conference like the WCC if the goal is to get multiple bids.

 

On another note, the season is over now. Can we put to rest the Duquesne - Akron comparisons please?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, kreed5120 said:

The MAC's issue is we have a few above average teams and a bunch of mediocre ones. It's much better to be a top heavy heavy conference like the WCC if the goal is to get multiple bids.

 

On another note, the season is over now. Can we put to rest the Duquesne - Akron comparisons please?

Yes and no. It's only better to be in a top-heavy conference if you're at the top.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, kreed5120 said:

The MAC's issue is we have a few above average teams and a bunch of mediocre ones. It's much better to be a top heavy heavy conference like the WCC if the goal is to get multiple bids.

 

On another note, the season is over now. Can we put to rest the Duquesne - Akron comparisons please?

 

Until Dambrot retires, I don't think the comparisons will ever be put to rest. Dambrot made it well known his frustrations with Akron and the MAC. Duquense and the A10 is pretty much exactly what he was looking for. Nobody cares about Duquense; we care about Dambrot at Duquesne. Let's see if it was Akron/the MAC holding him back, or if his ceiling is lower than he thinks and has been reached. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×