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Messages - Dave 'd-mac' McHugh

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2022 D3 tourney
« on: March 01, 2022, 02:53:08 pm »
Yeah - to confirm - ticket prices are set by the NCAA. Even though it is at a school, it is considered an NCAA event and the NCAA is in charge of everything, not the school.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Pool C
« on: March 01, 2022, 02:51:28 pm »
Something to keep in mind... Nebraska Wesleyan found themselves in a similar boat to UC Santa Cruz for a number of years. Sometimes their criteria didn't hold up. Sometimes it got interesting. Every time their numbers were based on half the games.

Two things about W&L: First they were on the table the entire night. One thing we mentioned early on and I think we forgot on the show ... women tend to eventually take a team if they have been sitting there. It might be the "human" nature, but they end up talking about them so long that eventually they rise higher than others. Second, he vRRO for W&L was much better than we were giving them credit or realized. They had two wins over teams in he upper half of rankings while St. Lawrence, since that's who we chose and was argued earlier, had wins over teams in the bottom 8, 9, 10. That goes to W&L.

When Megan explained it, it made more sense.

Scott - you were invaluable to the process on the show. I loved it, though admittedly lost track as I was balancing/juggling so many things at the same time, but one thing you admitted is how much you love the SOS. The women have not shown as much love over the years. That changed a bit this year. I think that is why we got 19/20 this time because our natural lean towards SOS is where the women started going with things. That said, ultimately the WL% teams usually are the ones selected or those with other criteria advantages.

I'll give you an example even though I hate it and because I think the person complaining on twitter is being a pawn for a coach ... Rochester has a staggering SOS and other good criteria marks over Cortland for example. However, Cortland has a much better WL%. It basically made the argument moot because Cortland simply won more games. That is where I tend to sit more times than not. I appreciate good SOS numbers and teams that have those pretty high, but eventually you have to prove you won and not just a majority of your games. You should show you won at least 2/3s of the time.

One thing I think needs to enter this equation are losses the fall outside the criteria. It is a much more difficult thing to try and hash out on a message ... but it is something I have on my list to investigate further. Already talked to a committee member in a different sport about some ideas and get-togethers to discuss ways to improve the system - which is always up for tweaks.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: March 01, 2022, 02:38:14 pm »
Morrisville (United East) and Lesley (NECC) to NAC in 2023-24. Heck of a rebuilding job by the NAC getting up to 14 members.

Morrisville was part of the discussions last increase by the NAC when hey brought in members form the NEAC/UEC. It is a bit complicated, but it sounds like opinions have shifted and Morrisville is now entering.

This has been part of the larger NAC plan for a few years now.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2022 D3 tourney
« on: March 01, 2022, 02:37:00 pm »
Can someone explain how Swarthmore is hosting games this weekend, while Hopkins has to go on the road?  Makes absolutely no sense to me.  Hopkins just knocked them off for the league title, has a better record, is ranked higher and (if I am reading the ratings correctly) a stronger strength of schedule.  I suspect the answer will be that Swat beat Hopkins twice during the season and has non-conf wins over three other NCAA qualifiers (Susquehanna, Stevens, Neumann).  But Swat is also the same team that got beaten down on their home floor by a depleted Muhlenberg team, lost on their home floor to Widener (the 6th place team in the MAC Commonwealth), and lost on the road to solid, but inconsistent teams Dickinson and Ursinus.  Hopkins 3 losses were to #4 Christopher Newport and twice to Swat.  On top of this you have Oswego State in the Swarthmore pod, who should also be hosting before Swat.  Is this some kind of nod to Swat from two years ago when the tourney was cancelled and they were the number 1 team?

Head-to-head, Swat still has a 2-1 advantage.

Swat was 5-1 vRRO; Hopkins was 2-3. Swat's lone loss in that category was Hopkins; one of Hopkins wins was to Swat. Otherwise 3-0 for Swat and 1-1 for Hopkins.

SOS was nearly identical: Swat .545 and Hopkins .543.

Because of the head-to-head and vRRO the advantage goes to Swat.

As a result, Swat finished #1 in Region 5 and Hopkins #2.


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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Pool C
« on: February 27, 2022, 10:01:44 am »
I also think Penn State Abington flew to George Fox the 1st week of the tournament.I think it is sometimes hard to avoid!

Yes - and if we can have an opportunity to do a one-off like that, why not. Someone had to go to George Fox that year.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 discussion
« on: February 24, 2022, 05:26:48 pm »
    Conference tournaments are fully on. It is time for upsets and great games happening at all times. The results will not only be conference champions, but NCAA tourney dreams realized ... and dashed.



Thursday on Hoopsville, we catch up with a number of teams which realize they have to keep winning this week if they want to keep playing next week. "There is no more next game ..."

There are plenty of guests to talk to, so we are jamming them into a super-sized show. Some have quietly emerged on top, or near the top, of their conference races and hope to use home court advantage to win an automatic bid. Others knowing they have to win to make sure to keep playing this season. And one coach who shows that there is a lot of things that are important during basketball season.


Guests include (order subject to change):
  • Chad Dickman, Hood men's coach
  • Sean Coffey, Utica men's coach
  • Pat McKenzie, St. John's men's coach
  • Jacey Brooks, SUNY Cortland women's coach
  • Christine VanHook, PSU-Behrend women's coach
  • Stephany Dunmyer, Oberlin women's coach
  • Todd Kent, UC Santa Cruz women's coach

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the NABC Studio. All guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.

Watch the show here: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2021-22/feb24

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Pool C
« on: February 24, 2022, 05:26:23 pm »
    Conference tournaments are fully on. It is time for upsets and great games happening at all times. The results will not only be conference champions, but NCAA tourney dreams realized ... and dashed.



Thursday on Hoopsville, we catch up with a number of teams which realize they have to keep winning this week if they want to keep playing next week. "There is no more next game ..."

There are plenty of guests to talk to, so we are jamming them into a super-sized show. Some have quietly emerged on top, or near the top, of their conference races and hope to use home court advantage to win an automatic bid. Others knowing they have to win to make sure to keep playing this season. And one coach who shows that there is a lot of things that are important during basketball season.


Guests include (order subject to change):
  • Chad Dickman, Hood men's coach
  • Sean Coffey, Utica men's coach
  • Pat McKenzie, St. John's men's coach
  • Jacey Brooks, SUNY Cortland women's coach
  • Christine VanHook, PSU-Behrend women's coach
  • Stephany Dunmyer, Oberlin women's coach
  • Todd Kent, UC Santa Cruz women's coach

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the NABC Studio. All guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.

Watch the show here: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2021-22/feb24

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Region 6 women's basketball / Re: WBB: Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference
« on: February 24, 2022, 05:26:10 pm »
    Conference tournaments are fully on. It is time for upsets and great games happening at all times. The results will not only be conference champions, but NCAA tourney dreams realized ... and dashed.



Thursday on Hoopsville, we catch up with a number of teams which realize they have to keep winning this week if they want to keep playing next week. "There is no more next game ..."

There are plenty of guests to talk to, so we are jamming them into a super-sized show. Some have quietly emerged on top, or near the top, of their conference races and hope to use home court advantage to win an automatic bid. Others knowing they have to win to make sure to keep playing this season. And one coach who shows that there is a lot of things that are important during basketball season.


Guests include (order subject to change):
  • Chad Dickman, Hood men's coach
  • Sean Coffey, Utica men's coach
  • Pat McKenzie, St. John's men's coach
  • Jacey Brooks, SUNY Cortland women's coach
  • Christine VanHook, PSU-Behrend women's coach
  • Stephany Dunmyer, Oberlin women's coach
  • Todd Kent, UC Santa Cruz women's coach

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the NABC Studio. All guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.

Watch the show here: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2021-22/feb24

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Region 7 women's basketball / Re: WBB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: February 24, 2022, 05:24:40 pm »
    Conference tournaments are fully on. It is time for upsets and great games happening at all times. The results will not only be conference champions, but NCAA tourney dreams realized ... and dashed.



Thursday on Hoopsville, we catch up with a number of teams which realize they have to keep winning this week if they want to keep playing next week. "There is no more next game ..."

There are plenty of guests to talk to, so we are jamming them into a super-sized show. Some have quietly emerged on top, or near the top, of their conference races and hope to use home court advantage to win an automatic bid. Others knowing they have to win to make sure to keep playing this season. And one coach who shows that there is a lot of things that are important during basketball season.


Guests include (order subject to change):
  • Chad Dickman, Hood men's coach
  • Sean Coffey, Utica men's coach
  • Pat McKenzie, St. John's men's coach
  • Jacey Brooks, SUNY Cortland women's coach
  • Christine VanHook, PSU-Behrend women's coach
  • Stephany Dunmyer, Oberlin women's coach
  • Todd Kent, UC Santa Cruz women's coach

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the NABC Studio. All guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.

Watch the show here: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2021-22/feb24

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Region 3 men's basketball / Re: Empire 8
« on: February 24, 2022, 05:24:19 pm »
    Conference tournaments are fully on. It is time for upsets and great games happening at all times. The results will not only be conference champions, but NCAA tourney dreams realized ... and dashed.



Thursday on Hoopsville, we catch up with a number of teams which realize they have to keep winning this week if they want to keep playing next week. "There is no more next game ..."

There are plenty of guests to talk to, so we are jamming them into a super-sized show. Some have quietly emerged on top, or near the top, of their conference races and hope to use home court advantage to win an automatic bid. Others knowing they have to win to make sure to keep playing this season. And one coach who shows that there is a lot of things that are important during basketball season.


Guests include (order subject to change):
  • Chad Dickman, Hood men's coach
  • Sean Coffey, Utica men's coach
  • Pat McKenzie, St. John's men's coach
  • Jacey Brooks, SUNY Cortland women's coach
  • Christine VanHook, PSU-Behrend women's coach
  • Stephany Dunmyer, Oberlin women's coach
  • Todd Kent, UC Santa Cruz women's coach

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the NABC Studio. All guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.

Watch the show here: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2021-22/feb24

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Region 5 men's basketball / Re: MBB: Commonwealth Conference
« on: February 24, 2022, 05:22:42 pm »
    Conference tournaments are fully on. It is time for upsets and great games happening at all times. The results will not only be conference champions, but NCAA tourney dreams realized ... and dashed.



Thursday on Hoopsville, we catch up with a number of teams which realize they have to keep winning this week if they want to keep playing next week. "There is no more next game ..."

There are plenty of guests to talk to, so we are jamming them into a super-sized show. Some have quietly emerged on top, or near the top, of their conference races and hope to use home court advantage to win an automatic bid. Others knowing they have to win to make sure to keep playing this season. And one coach who shows that there is a lot of things that are important during basketball season.


Guests include (order subject to change):
  • Chad Dickman, Hood men's coach
  • Sean Coffey, Utica men's coach
  • Pat McKenzie, St. John's men's coach
  • Jacey Brooks, SUNY Cortland women's coach
  • Christine VanHook, PSU-Behrend women's coach
  • Stephany Dunmyer, Oberlin women's coach
  • Todd Kent, UC Santa Cruz women's coach

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the NABC Studio. All guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.

Watch the show here: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2021-22/feb24

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    Conference tournaments are fully on. It is time for upsets and great games happening at all times. The results will not only be conference champions, but NCAA tourney dreams realized ... and dashed.



Thursday on Hoopsville, we catch up with a number of teams which realize they have to keep winning this week if they want to keep playing next week. "There is no more next game ..."

There are plenty of guests to talk to, so we are jamming them into a super-sized show. Some have quietly emerged on top, or near the top, of their conference races and hope to use home court advantage to win an automatic bid. Others knowing they have to win to make sure to keep playing this season. And one coach who shows that there is a lot of things that are important during basketball season.


Guests include (order subject to change):
  • Chad Dickman, Hood men's coach
  • Sean Coffey, Utica men's coach
  • Pat McKenzie, St. John's men's coach
  • Jacey Brooks, SUNY Cortland women's coach
  • Christine VanHook, PSU-Behrend women's coach
  • Stephany Dunmyer, Oberlin women's coach
  • Todd Kent, UC Santa Cruz women's coach

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the NABC Studio. All guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.

Watch the show here: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2021-22/feb24

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« on: February 24, 2022, 05:22:03 pm »
    Conference tournaments are fully on. It is time for upsets and great games happening at all times. The results will not only be conference champions, but NCAA tourney dreams realized ... and dashed.



Thursday on Hoopsville, we catch up with a number of teams which realize they have to keep winning this week if they want to keep playing next week. "There is no more next game ..."

There are plenty of guests to talk to, so we are jamming them into a super-sized show. Some have quietly emerged on top, or near the top, of their conference races and hope to use home court advantage to win an automatic bid. Others knowing they have to win to make sure to keep playing this season. And one coach who shows that there is a lot of things that are important during basketball season.


Guests include (order subject to change):
  • Chad Dickman, Hood men's coach
  • Sean Coffey, Utica men's coach
  • Pat McKenzie, St. John's men's coach
  • Jacey Brooks, SUNY Cortland women's coach
  • Christine VanHook, PSU-Behrend women's coach
  • Stephany Dunmyer, Oberlin women's coach
  • Todd Kent, UC Santa Cruz women's coach

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the NABC Studio. All guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.

Watch the show here: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2021-22/feb24

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Pool C
« on: February 24, 2022, 05:21:25 pm »
    Conference tournaments are fully on. It is time for upsets and great games happening at all times. The results will not only be conference champions, but NCAA tourney dreams realized ... and dashed.



Thursday on Hoopsville, we catch up with a number of teams which realize they have to keep winning this week if they want to keep playing next week. "There is no more next game ..."

There are plenty of guests to talk to, so we are jamming them into a super-sized show. Some have quietly emerged on top, or near the top, of their conference races and hope to use home court advantage to win an automatic bid. Others knowing they have to win to make sure to keep playing this season. And one coach who shows that there is a lot of things that are important during basketball season.


Guests include (order subject to change):
  • Chad Dickman, Hood men's coach
  • Sean Coffey, Utica men's coach
  • Pat McKenzie, St. John's men's coach
  • Jacey Brooks, SUNY Cortland women's coach
  • Christine VanHook, PSU-Behrend women's coach
  • Stephany Dunmyer, Oberlin women's coach
  • Todd Kent, UC Santa Cruz women's coach

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the NABC Studio. All guests appear on the BlueFrame Technology Hoopsville Hotline.

Watch the show here: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2021-22/feb24

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Conference changes
« on: February 24, 2022, 05:21:10 pm »
From what I've been told ... no, the lost season is not "credited" as the behind-the-scenes stuff of trying to keep numbers of a conference up or make other moves didn't necessarily stop because of COVID.

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