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Anyone able to get the video from Augustana?

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:41:01 am »
Calvin tops Grace Bible 84-68 in throwback uniforms on the old Calvin Fieldhouse floor.

http://calvinknights.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/boxscores/20171113_aqfk.xml?view=boxscore

Tony DeWitte has a cast on his foot and looks to be out for a while.

I missed tonight's game (a Monday game? Seriously?) but heard from a former Calvin player that DeWitte broke a bone in his foot during the Trinity game (that would explain his second half absence) and had surgery. Expect DeWitte to be done for the season. For a team as challenged as Calvin is from the arc, that really hurts.

This game was originally scheduled for Saturday (I believe) but got bumped to Monday for some reason. Perhaps the probability that Calvin might have hosted a Volleyball regional? Not sure.

KVS seems pretty set on his 9-man rotation Canonie, DeVries, Wilks, Bykerk, and Luke Morrison with Amoros, Bos, Tom Morrison, and Walter coming off the bench. Shymanski looks to be the 10th man when needed.

This makes Calvin extremely thin in the backcourt. Only three of those players in the top nine are listed as guards. Canonie logged 33 minutes last night in an exhibition game that they won by 16  :-\.

Looks like someone from JV was called up to Varsity. I couldn't quite tell who it was.

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:43:45 pm »
Calvin tops Grace Bible 84-68 in throwback uniforms on the old Calvin Fieldhouse floor.

http://calvinknights.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/boxscores/20171113_aqfk.xml?view=boxscore

Tony DeWitte has a cast on his foot and looks to be out for a while.

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:50:52 am »
On Thursday the Scots battled Cornerstone and came up short losing 59-73. It was a 3 point game at the half with the score being close for a lot of the game, but there was a stretch where Cornerstone went on a 19-0 or maybe more run that the Scots couldn't recover from. The Scots first two regular season contests are coming up this weekend against Illinois Wesleyan and Augustan, should be two great tests!
http://almascots.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/boxscores/20171109_i2cp.xml?view=boxscore

Preston Laketa is shooting 8-10 on three pointers this exhibition season. Calvin's team is 10-55.

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:03:55 pm »
Playing the role of a good guest, Calvin managed to make a rather middlin' Trinity Christian team look good. In the only other good news of the afternoon, Michael Wilks can still score, finishing the night with 23.

Calvin lost the game in the first half, and was honestly lucky to only be down 13 at the break. After a decent opening 5 minutes of the game, the Knights looked truly horrific the balance of the half, committing a mindboggling 13 turnovers the first 20 minutes. The majority of the miscues occurred the last 5+ minutes when Calvin looked like a team that had not yet started practice. I don't think anyone other than Wilks scored a point for Calvin the last 12 minutes of the first half. Tony DeWitte had a miserable game and was benched for Amoros the second frame, even though Carlos had done nothing to distinguish himself. The second 20 minutes, Wilks finally found a second player to help score, as Derrick DeVries--held scoreless the first half--put up 10 points in the second, hitting a couple of big baskets to help close the gap. Calvin tied the game a couple of times in the closing minutes but never led. If Wilks could have managed to drop his wide-open, step-in three pointer when the game was tied at 60, the final minutes would likely have played out very differently. But alas, it just wouldn't go down. Other game notes:

--Calvin's miserable shooting from the arc continues, as they hit only 6-27 in Palos Heights. After two games, the Knights are 10-55 on threes. Yikes!

--After a poor shooting first half, DeVries managed to finish the game with a double-double, getting 10 points and 13 boards.

--Interesting to see that of the two Morrison brothers, the freshman (Luke) got more minutes than his older brother (Tom) for the second straight game. While Luke didn't shoot all that well (1-5) he definitely didn't look lost out there and I'm thinking he might wind up in the first rotation all season.

--I had been told that Austin Bykerk had bulked up in the off-season and that is most definitely true. He looks 15-20 pounds heavier than last year.

--I was surprised to see Wilks get pulled with just over a minute left and Morrison making two free throws to cut the Trinity lead one point. Seemed like a strange time to pull the man who is easily your best scorer so I'm wondering if he got injured.

--Calvin isn't a very good defensive team.

Looking the box score, I saw a couple of items of interest.  David Rinke has not been on the floor yet this year even when all the others listed got a look in the first exhibition game.  Is he healthy and in uniform?   I noticed that Chad Symanski has been in both games.  He look to be a terrific 3 point shooter in high school.  Is his overall game enough to give him more playing time?

I'm not sure if Rinke is fully healthy. The team had an intrasquad scrimmage last weekend and he participated in some non-contact drills but didn't play in any of the "game" portions.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Survivor Pool Pick Em
« on: November 04, 2017, 10:00:32 pm »
Undefeated: St. Thomas
Constantly defeated: Macalester

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Top 25 Pool
« on: November 04, 2017, 09:57:13 pm »
I changed my mind on taking Stevens Point. Not sure who I'm taking yet.

Edit-I'll try my luck with Cortland.

Then I'm taking Stevens Point

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Top 25 Pool
« on: November 04, 2017, 01:07:28 pm »
Chicago

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:39:37 pm »
bump
Exhibitions:


Nov. 4  Trine at Toledo 2:30
Nov. 4  Calvin at Trinity Christian  5pm
Nov. 4  Kalamazoo at Western Michigan 2pm
Nov. 11  Grace Bible at Calvin  7:30pm
Nov. 14  Olivet at Grand Valley St  7pm
Nov. 15  Olivet at Saginaw Valley St.  7pm

FWIW, Calvin's game today is at 4pm ET

This might be a real game for Trinity Christian. Never can tell with these things.

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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« on: November 03, 2017, 03:03:10 pm »
http://d3hoops.com/top25/men/2017-18/preseason

Hope's the only MIAA to garner any votes, and they probably shouldn't have.  I'm not sure any MIAA is deserving of a vote, except maybe one but they haven't proven anything yet.

Despite not having a  legit top 25 team right now I expect this to be a very competitive and interesting season with as many as 6 schools really battling it out for a playoff spot, and probably 3 maybe 4 having a realistic shot at winning the league outright.
Is this a team that hasn't released their roster yet or a team that has?

Olivet roster? http://www.olivetcomets.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/roster . . . with one frosh, one soph, and all the rest juniors and seniors

No Trevor Manuel? That didn't take long.

According to verbalcommits.com, Manuel's status is undecided. His previous college is listed as Olivet:

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/trevor-manuel

He's enrolled, on team, sitting out season.

If this is the case, I believe he is allowed to practice with the team until their first game while maintaining his season of eligibility.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: November 01, 2017, 02:06:18 pm »
It depends upon what the meaning of the word "is" is.

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Has Mr. Beckman continued his colorful display of fancy footwear with his new team?

I'd like to know as well. At Alma he did always have the best sock game in the league. I'd be sort of disappointed if he didn't don jack-o-lantern socks or something last night.

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Davenport 68, Calvin 49 . . . but, on a brighter note, Calvin played to a 2nd half 27-27 tie against speedy Davenport.

I was impressed by the smoothness of Michael Wilks (13 points in 19 minutes).

I wasn't at the game so I'd be glad to hear from first-hand observers.

Apparently Calvin's woeful three point shooting wasn't magically fixed over the offseason. This will be an issue if it continues to persist. The result was about what I expected, however.

On a positive note, Calvin did win the rebounding battle. They're going to have to do that on a nightly basis this year.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: October 27, 2017, 04:01:35 pm »
I'm once again running KenPom-like efficiency ratings for D3 this season.

http://tomaroonandgold.blogspot.com/p/division-iii-mens-basketball-efficiency.html

I have preseason ratings up which weight the last three seasons for each team plus regress toward D3 average. The sorting is by efficiency margin. It's all rather meaningless at this point, but I find this sort of thing to be fun and wanted to share (daily calculated score predictions are on the page as well).

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