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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #90 on: January 10, 2022, 06:19:35 pm »
I really hope SLU women get more than 6 votes in this week's top 25 poll.  10-0 and coming off a 99-81 win on the road against Vassar.  They certainly deserve some more recognition in my opinion.

10-0 means they've done everything asked of them.  But realistically they probably have to beat Ithaca to get more attention given the low strength of schedule.  Majority of wins are against sub .500 teams.  Best win so far was probably at Williams, currently #86 on Massey.  Big game Friday, hosting the Bombers.  Good luck!

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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #91 on: January 10, 2022, 07:57:40 pm »
I really hope SLU women get more than 6 votes in this week's top 25 poll.  10-0 and coming off a 99-81 win on the road against Vassar.  They certainly deserve some more recognition in my opinion.

10-0 means they've done everything asked of them.  But realistically they probably have to beat Ithaca to get more attention given the low strength of schedule.  Majority of wins are against sub .500 teams.  Best win so far was probably at Williams, currently #86 on Massey.  Big game Friday, hosting the Bombers.  Good luck!

All good points.  Ithaca is definitely one of the top teams in the league this year and are defending league champs so it's definitely expected that folks would want to see the result of that game first.   8 votes is fair, I'm just glad the team is having a good season so far!

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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #92 on: January 12, 2022, 07:55:45 pm »
I've seen the Saints women play; and they are a solid, deep, and well-coached team.
 
As for not having played anyone; CNU, which is ranked #2, also undefeated, has a Massey SOS of 197, and a forward looking SOS of 205;
while St. Lawrence has a Massey SOS of 199, and a forward looking SOS of 171. 

SLU has 4 wins ON THE ROAD over teams within the top 110, including winning a quality tournament at Williams, beating both the hosts and Hamilton from the fifth ranked NESCAC conference.

St. John Fisher in the same region as SLU is ranked, they beat a [winless at the time] visiting Clarkson team by 3, SLU beat them by 24.

If St. John Fisher is ranked, SLU should be ranked as well.
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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #93 on: January 14, 2022, 08:02:53 pm »
Really great game between SLU and Ithaca.  SLU gets their first loss losing by 1 in overtime.  They were down 9 with 2 minutes left but made a nice run at the end to tie it.  Ithaca has 2 really good scorers.  Can't wait for the rematch!

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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #94 on: January 27, 2022, 11:49:04 am »
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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2022, 07:05:21 pm »
Vassar gets some pretty extreme luck by getting to play SLU without their best player Katie Frederick.  No Frederick or Barringer, two players over 6'2" that combined for 37 points and 27 rebounds against Vassar in the first matchup.  Now SLU is probably not going to host the conference tournament.   Awful luck. 

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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #96 on: February 07, 2022, 03:23:50 pm »
Vassar gets some pretty extreme luck by getting to play SLU without their best player Katie Frederick.  No Frederick or Barringer, two players over 6'2" that combined for 37 points and 27 rebounds against Vassar in the first matchup.  Now SLU is probably not going to host the conference tournament.   Awful luck.

They'd still likely need a win at IC to be guaranteed to host, even if they'd won that game.

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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2022, 09:21:16 pm »
Vassar gets some pretty extreme luck by getting to play SLU without their best player Katie Frederick.  No Frederick or Barringer, two players over 6'2" that combined for 37 points and 27 rebounds against Vassar in the first matchup.  Now SLU is probably not going to host the conference tournament.   Awful luck.

They'd still likely need a win at IC to be guaranteed to host, even if they'd won that game.

I'm aware, my point was that in order to host they had to at least win the 2nd matchup against Vassar to even have a chance.  Even with a win against Ithaca they are still unlikely to host after that loss.

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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #98 on: February 14, 2022, 05:09:28 pm »
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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #99 on: February 28, 2022, 03:20:02 pm »
Disappointed to see SLU miss out.  Who knows if they were even on the board ahead of Rochester, but I figured they would be ahead of Washington and Lee with a higher win %, nearly identical SOS and only 1 fewer win against RRO.  But that's the risk you expose yourself to when you put your fate in the hands of the committee.  A great season nonetheless.

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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #100 on: February 28, 2022, 03:27:16 pm »
Great season by St. Lawrence, and yeah that's the Pool C game. IC winning the A almost certainly cost the LL a 2-bid conference.

Bombers draw Catholic in Round 1.

Common opponents:

Scranton: IC wins by 22, Catholic loses three times, by 3, 4, and 17 points.
William Smith: IC wins by 30 and 20, Catholic wins by 18.

Hoping for an IC win!

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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #101 on: February 28, 2022, 03:36:51 pm »
Best of luck to the Bombers.  An extremely impressive team that is explosive offensively.  Yesterday looked like it was going to go down to the wire but Ithaca scored 13 straight in the final 4 minutes.  I hope they represent the league well with a deep run!

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« Reply #102 on: March 05, 2022, 08:46:24 am »
Ithaca pulls away with a strong 3rd quarter, picking up their 25th win of the season. It's their fifth 25-win season under Dan Raymond. If Ithaca can win today, it will be the 450th win of his IC career.

It's the 9th consecutive NCAA appearance for the Bombers in which they've picked up a first round win.

Also, a tip of the hat to assistant coach Jim Mullins. The longtime IC men's head coach went out with a bang, finishing his head coach career with a 24-6 record, and a trip to the second round of the NCAAs, where, in his final game, the Bombers nearly knocked off the #1 team in the country, having Swathmore tied at 62 with 8 minutes to go, and trailing by just 3 with 1:30 to go. Great to see him on the sidelines in the NCAAs again.

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Re: WBB: Liberty League
« Reply #103 on: March 05, 2022, 09:52:10 pm »
Brutal finish to Ithaca's season.  Came back from being down 13 in the final minutes and tied it on a last second shot only to lose at the buzzer in OT.   Great season for them, really unfortunate it ended that way.