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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Last post by Greek Tragedy on Today at 01:55:48 pm »
7th seeded St Joseph (CT) is trying to make it in their very first season. They have a slight lead late in the first half of the GNAC championship.

A bit reminiscent of another Jim Calhoun led team, 2011 UConn. As the 9th seed they won 5 games in 5 days to take the Big East crown then went on to win the NCAA tournament as well.

Saw their progress earlier this week as well. That would be a nice story too!
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OK  hopefan can't keep quiet

The selection of Hayes  and Johnson to 1st team all conference, over Dix and Williams, or even over Tankins or Tabb, makes absolutely no sense to me..

Its obvious my cumulative Quality points, whether by total, or by Quality points per game, did not lead to that... not even close..

I looked at it another way..
if I arbitrarily set 3 or better quality points in a game as a very good to outstanding game.. how many of these did the individuals have?
Dix  11
Williams  10
Tankins  8
Tabb 8
Hayes  7    but Hayes never had a 4.5, or a 5 score...no super games
Johnson 6

How many games UNDER 2 did each have?  signifying only a fair, to lousy, game
Dix    3
Williams   3
Tankins   5
Tabb    6
Hayes    6
Johnson     8

in addition, let's compare Paulson and Wilcox for MVP
Wilcox  Very good to great games  12
Paulson  Very good to great games  8

Wilcox less than good games  3
Paulson less than good games  4

It may sound harsh, but Paulson basically won MVP over Wilcox because he shot.. a lot!!!  Yes Paulson averaged 26 and wilcox 15 ppg..BUT, their points per field goal attempted number was virtually identical!!!!!
And, while it was Paulson's job to control the ball, his Assists to turnover ratio was a poor 0.9.. in other words more turnovers than assists (and he had two scorers in Goodman and Davidson to get the ball to)
Wilcox's job was to rebound, and he did... 11.4 per game, as well as contributing 2.7 blocks per game...

NO CONTEST

I'm not completely opposed to Paulson getting it...even over Wilcox. Wilcox was the 3rd leading scorer...on his team. I don't know if that would happen in any conference. I don't necessarily think the leading scorer on the team is always the best player, but give Paulson some credit. He handled the ball probably more than anyone and to only have a 0.9 a/to ratio is probably not all that bad.

Heck, I'm not even saying Paulson should've won it. But, if you're comparing Paulson to Wilcox, I'm probably giving it to Paulson. In fact, even before looking at your ratings, I may have given it to Dix. He scored a lot, but also averaged almost 4 rebs a game, tons of assists and steals, and solid a/to ratio.
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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: Great Northeast Athletic Conference
« Last post by deiscanton on Today at 01:47:52 pm »
St Joe's Bluejays leading at halftume, 44-37, at the Nest in New Haven, CT.

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And on another interesting sidelight...  both Greenville and Grinnell lose last night.. to teams seeded below them..

Is it back to the drawing board for the system?    Seems like some may have figured out ways to beat it....


Eureka had beaten Greenville already this year, so it wasn't a huge surprise. I don't think Grinnell was very good this year anyway. They had some really low scoring outputs this season.
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For all those unaware,
1) the supervisor of league officials apparently contacted a Hope coach to apologize on end for the missed call the next day.
2) one of the officials from this game contacted a Hope player to discuss the play, and missed call, further.
So, "clearly" those in the know recognize a foul should have been called. ;D
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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Last post by FCGrizzliesGrad on Today at 01:43:15 pm »
7th seeded St Joseph (CT) is trying to make it in their very first season. They have a slight lead late in the first half of the GNAC championship.

A bit reminiscent of another Jim Calhoun led team, 2011 UConn. As the 9th seed they won 5 games in 5 days to take the Big East crown then went on to win the NCAA tournament as well.
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Northeast Region / Re: GNAC Women's Hoop.
« Last post by deiscanton on Today at 01:40:53 pm »
Just saw a rare thing in basketball.  Emmanuel's  Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda scored the equivalent of an own goal in soccer with 1:03 to go in the first half of the GNAC title game.😯  She was going for a defensive board but put the ball in her own hoop, and scored 2 pts for the Monks.

St Joe's Maine up 34-31 at the half.
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Central Region / Re: WBB: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
« Last post by redman822 on Today at 01:29:24 pm »
Thanks Dave, I missed that they changed their minds. 

Personally, I never understood the whole logic behind them moving to DII min the first place, but in the grand scheme of things - as an alum, my opinion doesn't matter.  ;)
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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« Last post by jdex on Today at 01:16:29 pm »
Yes, Pat, figured it was something like that. Just wanted to let Ronk know he wasn't seeing things. Fortunately, we had options (video)
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Mid-Atlantic Region / Re: Landmark Conference
« Last post by saratoga on Today at 01:15:05 pm »

Agreed.

Some nice returning players on most teams.

A strong league from top to bottom is good for everyone.
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