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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3525 on: November 11, 2017, 03:21:21 pm »

I watched most of the MIT-Harvard matchup.  The defense wasn't quite there yet, but MIT's offense seemed to be clicking better than you'd expect November 10th.  I thought they looked strong and Jomard was great - other guys coming up big, too.  My questions still are about the bench play and when they'll get the defense in line.  Harvard was bigger and quicker, but they were still getting lanes they shouldn't've been allowed.

Good exhibition performance, though.
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3526 on: November 15, 2017, 12:24:00 am »
It is indeed great that one can watch Clark play Worcester State to open up the season right now; unfortunately, the sound is not turned on the Boxcast video feed from Worcester, MA, and no one is updating the live stats.  It is very hard to follow a game this way.

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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3527 on: November 15, 2017, 12:54:02 am »
It is indeed great that one can watch Clark play Worcester State to open up the season right now; unfortunately, the sound is not turned on the Boxcast video feed from Worcester, MA, and no one is updating the live stats.  It is very hard to follow a game this way.
Thank goodness the actual scoreboard is usually in camera range...

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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3528 on: November 17, 2017, 09:33:24 pm »
WPI cruises. Lots and lots of freshman minutes. That's exciting!  Great test against Eastern tomorrow night!

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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3529 on: November 18, 2017, 11:10:37 am »
Believe the MIT vs. Harvard game was Not an Exhibition game...as someone noted on the Nescac board.

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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3530 on: November 18, 2017, 12:33:09 pm »
Believe the MIT vs. Harvard game was Not an Exhibition game...as someone noted on the Nescac board.

Not for Harvard.  It was a real game for them, I believe.
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3531 on: November 18, 2017, 12:36:32 pm »
The WPI roster has 10 freshman, 3 of whom started last night  (including both bigs), and the Engineeers' top 3 scorers last night were freshman. They will get a much better test today vs. Eastern CT.  But one of WPI's better big men last year, 6-8 junior James Loring, is not listed on this year's roster. Did he transfer?

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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3532 on: November 19, 2017, 10:29:01 pm »
Believe the MIT vs. Harvard game was Not an Exhibition game...as someone noted on the Nescac board.

Not for Harvard.  It was a real game for them, I believe.

Correct... D1 doesn't allow them to have exhibitions once the season starts, I don't believe. The bigger point is they have to fill in a lot more games into their schedules, so if allowed exhibitions are rare as a result.

The game for MIT is an exhibition which is allowed for lower division schools. Ryan knows this, but... Division III teams are allowed two exhibition games in the preseason, but can use any of them during the regular season outside of their 25-game schedule. If they want more exhibitions, they can only play them during the regular season (only two are allowed in the preseason) AND they must take them away from their regular season schedule of 25-games.

Just thought some would want to know...
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3533 on: November 21, 2017, 10:47:21 am »
Believe the MIT vs. Harvard game was Not an Exhibition game...as someone noted on the Nescac board.

Not for Harvard.  It was a real game for them, I believe.

Correct... D1 doesn't allow them to have exhibitions once the season starts, I don't believe. The bigger point is they have to fill in a lot more games into their schedules, so if allowed exhibitions are rare as a result.

The game for MIT is an exhibition which is allowed for lower division schools. Ryan knows this, but... Division III teams are allowed two exhibition games in the preseason, but can use any of them during the regular season outside of their 25-game schedule. If they want more exhibitions, they can only play them during the regular season (only two are allowed in the preseason) AND they must take them away from their regular season schedule of 25-games.

Just thought some would want to know...

Last year our game against them was an exhibition for both teams, on November 3.  IIRC that was because Harvard had a big international trip planned, so the game needed to be pushed up a week.
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3534 on: November 21, 2017, 02:14:20 pm »
That is an example of where it would be an exhibition game for Harvard as well since it is before their regular season officially starts.
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3535 on: December 07, 2017, 10:41:05 pm »
Congrats boys!  Great win.

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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3536 on: December 17, 2017, 04:31:25 pm »
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3537 on: January 02, 2018, 11:59:10 am »

I know there's no one posting here anymore - wondering if AJ Jurko is coming back for MIT or if the injury ended his season?
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3538 on: January 04, 2018, 06:47:34 pm »

I know there's no one posting here anymore - wondering if AJ Jurko is coming back for MIT or if the injury ended his season?

Started yesterday against WPI and scored 10 points.
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3539 on: January 11, 2018, 05:08:04 pm »
So, a little over halfway through the regular season, where do things stand? 

MIT is the clear class of the conference but lately they’ve been using a 7 man rotation.  Hey it’s a very GOOD 7,  but that may not be enough.  Not sure what happened to Nwana.

My school is clearly down, and I DO NOT WANT TO MAKE EXCUSES, but they have been missing 3 starters since the end of November (Lowry, Dolan, Hasbargen).  Lowry, is injured - I’m assuming the same is true for the others.  Even when they were at full strength and they were rolling early in the season I saw cause for concern.  Their paint defense has been really bad.  On a bright note they’ve found something in new starter - freshman Andrew Jaworski (15.0 since being inserted) who might have a purer shot than Comenale.

The conference as a whole is better balanced than it has been the last 5 years.  Nice to see Coast Guard and Emerson turning things around.

Still, it looks like we’ll see only 2 bids in March (MIT and Springfield) and even that is going to require Springfield to step on the gas.

Wishing well for all the NEWMAC teams!