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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #825 on: January 27, 2018, 02:20:55 pm »
Below are my week 11 predictions and rankings. The spread (-#) is provided by Massey Ratings and the top 25 rankings are a composite from several rankings. Good luck to everyone this week!

Week 11 Predictions

1.27.18 Games

Albright (-6.5) @ Stevenson: Albright wins by 4

Leb Val (-5.5) @ Hood: Leb Val wins by 3

Messiah @ Arcadia (-4.5): Arcadia wins by 2

Lycoming (-4.5) @ Widener: Lycoming wins by 2

Week 11 Rankings
1. Lycoming (9-1, 18-1)
2. Albright (6-4, 13-5)
3. Leb Val (7-3, 13-6)
4. Messiah (5-4, 11-7)
5. Arcadia (6-4, 11-8)
6. Alvernia (4-6, 9-10)
7. Hood (3-7, 7-12)
8. Widener (2-7, 9-9)
9. Stevenson (2-8, 10-9)

Prediction Record
Last Week: 6-3 (.667)
Season: 77-42 (.647)
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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #826 on: January 28, 2018, 09:02:06 pm »
I was hopeful Stevenson could rebound this season, but as the season wraps up soon I wouldn't be surprised if Stevenson ends up replacing Gary Stewart. He has struggled these past few years to get the program to the heights Stevenson is looking to reach. He's done a good job building a foundation for the program, but lacks the energy the program needs to achieve higher results. Does anyone else agree?
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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #827 on: January 28, 2018, 09:38:40 pm »
I was hopeful Stevenson could rebound this season, but as the season wraps up soon I wouldn't be surprised if Stevenson ends up replacing Gary Stewart. He has struggled these past few years to get the program to the heights Stevenson is looking to reach. He's done a good job building a foundation for the program, but lacks the energy the program needs to achieve higher results. Does anyone else agree?

Don't see Stevenson changing course. He is well respected at the school and they are still well ahead of where they were before he came on board. Sure, he has had some downs, but by that token, Messiah, Lebanon Valley, and others should have gotten rid of their coaches for the same reasons you describe.

Not sure why you think he lacks energy for higher results, since they have had higher results with him there.
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« Reply #828 on: January 29, 2018, 11:12:04 am »
Happy Monday, MACC Readers!

The 2017-18 Matrix has finally been prepared.  Big games every night around the Commonwealth!

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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #829 on: February 07, 2018, 05:44:17 pm »
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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #830 on: February 13, 2018, 12:45:24 pm »
I was hopeful Stevenson could rebound this season, but as the season wraps up soon I wouldn't be surprised if Stevenson ends up replacing Gary Stewart. He has struggled these past few years to get the program to the heights Stevenson is looking to reach. He's done a good job building a foundation for the program, but lacks the energy the program needs to achieve higher results. Does anyone else agree?

Don't see Stevenson changing course. He is well respected at the school and they are still well ahead of where they were before he came on board. Sure, he has had some downs, but by that token, Messiah, Lebanon Valley, and others should have gotten rid of their coaches for the same reasons you describe.

Not sure why you think he lacks energy for higher results, since they have had higher results with him there.

On that note, if the LVC slide continues, would they possibly think about making a change?  The coach has been there forever (23 years), but is his resume all that impressive?  23 seasons, 1 conference title (in his first year with the defending national champs), 4 trips to the NCAA tournament (all first round losses).  He can clearly recruit, as LVC has had numerous All-Conference and All-American players during his tenure.  This year's team was expected to be the best team he's had in awhile, yet they are underachieving once again.  Meanwhile, the women's coach made went to four or five straight tournaments including an Elite 8, and then was gone with virtually no explanation.   

Sadly, those situations are apples and oranges from what I've been told about how things work behind the scenes. I'm just going to leave it at that.
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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #831 on: February 13, 2018, 12:47:55 pm »
I was hopeful Stevenson could rebound this season, but as the season wraps up soon I wouldn't be surprised if Stevenson ends up replacing Gary Stewart. He has struggled these past few years to get the program to the heights Stevenson is looking to reach. He's done a good job building a foundation for the program, but lacks the energy the program needs to achieve higher results. Does anyone else agree?

Don't see Stevenson changing course. He is well respected at the school and they are still well ahead of where they were before he came on board. Sure, he has had some downs, but by that token, Messiah, Lebanon Valley, and others should have gotten rid of their coaches for the same reasons you describe.

Not sure why you think he lacks energy for higher results, since they have had higher results with him there.

On that note, if the LVC slide continues, would they possibly think about making a change?  The coach has been there forever (23 years), but is his resume all that impressive?  23 seasons, 1 conference title (in his first year with the defending national champs), 4 trips to the NCAA tournament (all first round losses).  He can clearly recruit, as LVC has had numerous All-Conference and All-American players during his tenure.  This year's team was expected to be the best team he's had in awhile, yet they are underachieving once again.  Meanwhile, the women's coach made went to four or five straight tournaments including an Elite 8, and then was gone with virtually no explanation.   

Sadly, those situations are apples and oranges from what I've been told about how things work behind the scenes. I'm just going to leave it at that.

Doesn't surprise me.  I guess McAlester has a lifetime contract at this point.

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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #832 on: February 13, 2018, 12:48:47 pm »
Not an indication of McAlester at all... not sure he has a life-time contract, but there are other things going on from what I've learned. Going to take other chances in my opinion.
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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #833 on: February 13, 2018, 12:54:55 pm »
While you guys are at it, take a look at The Matrix and throw in some postseason prognostication.

The 5 teams could be determined by the end of the evening... 

Or how about a little All-Conference predicting!

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« Reply #834 on: February 13, 2018, 01:02:25 pm »
This sort of feels like the Eagles circa 2012.  Andy Reid was a great coach and won a lot of games, but it was time for a change.  The next guy didn't work, but the one after that sure did.

A change may not be likely, but I think it's time.  Who knows if a new coach would ultimately move the program forward?  But we'll never know if they keep the status quo.

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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #835 on: February 14, 2018, 02:03:35 pm »
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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #836 on: February 21, 2018, 02:45:36 pm »
The NCAA men's basketball regional advisory committees released their third set of rankings, and as expected, the Atlantic Region was among those getting shuffled. Here's the full list: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/men-regional-rankings-third

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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #837 on: March 04, 2018, 03:08:10 pm »
Congratulations to the Widener Pride on winning the 2017-18 ECAC DIII Men's Basketball Championship.

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« Reply #838 on: March 12, 2018, 11:26:33 am »
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Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« Reply #839 on: June 06, 2018, 01:30:12 pm »
Guy Rancourts run At Lycoming was really good. Congrats to him on taking over at his alma mater Western Connecticut State. Big shoes to fill for somebody.
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