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an amazing era ends----http://www.gojohnnies.com/news/2015/3/17/BASKETBALL_0317151333.aspx?path=mbball



SJU was a bottom feeder when Jim took over....he built a solid, successful program and maintained that level of excellence for decade upon decade

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 17, 2015, 06:13:29 pm »
an amazing era ends----http://www.gojohnnies.com/news/2015/3/17/BASKETBALL_0317151333.aspx?path=mbball



SJU was a bottom feeder when Jim took over....he built a solid, successful program and maintained that level of excellence for decade upon decade

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Here is a nice story about sportsmanship involving a Bennie and a Tommie working together (gasp)! I am not sure if Valerie Clintsman is related to Lee.

http://www.csbblazers.com/news/2015/3/12/WTRACK_0312153832.aspx

Valerie is one of the many incredible children of Lee (CST'80 ) and Yvonne (CST '80)

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 06, 2015, 09:03:16 pm »
i'm too stunned to think. i tip my hat to NW...they played a perfect game and didn't crack under pressure.


is it baseball season yet?

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: February 28, 2015, 10:04:09 pm »
In the 15 years that the playoff has been in its present format of 6 teams, with 1 & 2 getting first-round bye:

The #1 seed has won the tourney 10 times. The exceptions were in 2003 when #2 GAC won it all, 2010 when #4 Carleton was champ, 2011 when #2 UST won and 2014 when #2 St Olaf won

The #4 seed has has reached the title game once before- Carleton in 2010 (they won it)

St Thomas and Bethel have met in the championship game twice before...in 2002 and again in 2009. UST won both meetings. Interestingly, they never met in the championship game under the four-team format

There have been 2 overtime championship games. GAC has lost them both (2010 to Carleton and 2012 to UST)

Tomorrow promises to be one of the best and most exciting title tilts of all time



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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: February 27, 2015, 06:25:10 pm »
Tonight is UST's 10th consecutive appearance in the semifinals and their 13th in the 15 season of the six-team format. They are 11-1 overall and 9-1 as the top seed, with the lone loss coming in 2010.

Gustavus is making a record 14th appearance in the semifinals. The Gusties had a 12 year string broken in 2013 and return to the semis for the second year in a row. They are 8-5 in semifinal action, but are 1-4 when playing on the road. They are 0-1 in their lone previous appearance as the #6 seed.

Bethel is making its 11th appearance in the semis and fourth in a row. The Royals have a 2-8 record. They are 0-4 in the semis as the #4 seed.

St. Olaf is making its third appearance in the semis and second in a row. The Oles are 1-1, with a win in 20164 and a loss in 2007.

UST and GAC have met once before in the semis....a 2009 Tommie win. St. Oaf and Bethel have never met in the semifinals.

The higher seeded team has won 24 of the 28 semifinal games.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: February 22, 2015, 06:49:01 pm »
So the playoff field is set for the 31st annual MIAC Playoffs! #1- UST, #2 St Olaf, #3 SJU, #4 Bethel, #5 Cord & #6 GAC.

* Since the playoffs began in 1985, every school has made the field at least once. SMU has the fewest appearances (one, 1985) while UST has the most (28 counting 2015)
* UST is making its 16th consecutive appearance in the Playoffs. SJU is making its 9th appearance in a row. This is the 4th time in a row that Bethel has made the field. St Olaf and GAC are repeating from last year while Concordia is back in the field after a three-year one year absence.

Since the field was expanded to six teams in 2001---
*NO #3, #5 or #6 seed has won the tourney.
* Teams seeded third and sixth have never reached the title game; the only 5th seed to reach the championship game was GAC in 2011
* The only #4 to win it was Carleton in 2010, and they needed OT to knock off GAC that season
* #1 has won 10 of 14 (which bodes well for UST) BUT UST is the only #1 to lose the title game, falling to GAC in 2003 and St Olaf in  2014
* Olaf was the champion in 2014, their only title.
* Gustavus last won it all in 2005.
* UST last won it in 2013 and has won 7 of the last 9.
* SJU last won it all in 2001, the first year of the 6-team format
* Bethel and Concordia have never won the tourney under the 6-team format
* Bethel's only Playoff title was in 1991 when they beat UST and GAC in the old 4-team format
* Concordia won it all in 1996, beating Carleton & Gustauvs

Quarter final tidbits
* The battle between 3rd and 6th seed has seen each seed win 7 times
* #4 seeds have a 10-4 record vs #5 seeds, which bodes well for Bethel
* Bethel is 4-0 as a #4 seed
* Cord is 0-1 as the #5 seed
* SJU is 0-2 as the #3 seed
* GAC is 1-0 as the #6 seed. Do these last two bode well enough for a Gusties upset win at Collegeville?

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:04:31 am »
for those of you predicting back in Oct that UST was slipping back into the pack and that the purple dinosaur is about to be toppled from its throne, etc etc etc.... ring #10 is just as sweet as any of the 9 that preceded it! In the process of hammering the Oles, the Tommies proved again why they are force to be reckoned with. Dominating the boards on both ends all night, kicking the usually potent Ole offense off its track, swarming TEAM defense (as in 5 stoppers on the floor) and solid 3-point shooting added up to a 66-49 shellacking......still I expect round 3 between St O and UST on March 1 to be a dozy of a battle....but the word remains unchanged...the road to the MIAC crown passes through Snelling & Cretin

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: February 16, 2015, 06:54:51 pm »
T-Gun....your jinx only hurt Saturday.

Despite the outcome on Saturday, a UST win tonight clinches a tie for the title at worst and locks up the #1 seed for the Toms.  A loss tonight isn't devastating to UST either, as long as they win out. Assuming St Olaf wins tonight and Wednesday vs. Concordia and UST bounces back with wins Weds and Sat over BU and Hamline, the two would be tied for the title and UST would be the #1 seed by virtue of tiebreaker +#4.

I see tonight "Show-down in da Shoe" to be very very similar to the Battle waged a month ago @ Olaf....with the same outcome-- St Thomas by 9

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:12:26 am »
A true Minnesota legend has passed. Ron Johnson, the first HS superstar in state hoops history, died last night:
http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/290601361.html

he was the grandfather of former Auggies Dan & Ronnie Kornbaum, current T-wolves player Robbie Hummel.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:58:31 pm »
U$T Tommie Media webcast completely sucked ass today...Johnnies played really well for about 35 minutes.
Officiating was terrible at best.

bitter much?  maybe you shoulda walked the few blocks and actually attended the game?  I know, a strange concept.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:05:22 pm »
fro those of you old enough to remember hoops at SJU before the Palestra went up (I am glaring at you, Palmer), this should stir up memories:
http://www.sctimes.com/story/life/2015/01/22/sjus-guild-hall-holds-whole-lot-history/22173659/

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Tomorrow is a great and important day in beer history. It is the 80th anniversary of beer being available in cans.   

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