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Terrible, selfish play by Cardinal player Jonathan Patron to get tossed from the game.  He threw the ball at the official after a foul call and deserved the ejection.  Oswego has gone on a 14-4 run since to make a one point game an 11 point game with 9:03 to go.

edit:  Now it's a 25-9 run...

He didn't throw the ball at the official he passed it to him rather firmly. Jon wasn't happy as that official had called him for 3 rather cheap fouls that were all highly questionable. He called 2 fouls on him early in the first half about 50 seconds apart limiting Jon's 1st half court time to 3 minutes. Then he calls another cheap foul on him and that's what precipitated the technical. Jon was getting banged pretty good inside with no calls on his end, so naturally he was upset at getting his 3rd foul from this same ref. Normally most refs would call a technical but I can't remember the last time time I've seen a ref eject someone from a game for being unhappy over a call and getting a little pissed off. This ref had Jon in his crosshairs from the moment the game started as he was an official at a game in Plattsburgh a few weeks ago and had words with the Coach concerning Jon, at that time. This ref was out to lunch the entire game and made a number of poor calls against both teams. He is without a doubt, the worst referee that has officiated games in Plattsburgh in the 40 plus years I've watched games in Memorial Hall. If we never see him again it will be too soon.

Having said that I don't think the 3 best refs in the world would have made a difference in the game tonight as Oswego State, and particularly Brian Sortino, were firing on all cylinders. When you nail 18 three pointers in a game and shoot better than 56% from downtown, you are usually going to win. Hats off to Oswego.         

Northeast Region / Re: Little East Pick 'em League
« on: Today at 01:20:50 am »
1/16  ???  Good grief!

They were feeling it.

I went to the Plattsburgh State-Oswego State game tonight in Plattsburgh.

Oswego State was 18x32 from downtown...56.3%.  Brian Sortino from Oswego was 8x12 and Alex Rawa was 5x7.  That's against the Plattsburgh State 3 point defense that was ranked 4th in the nation coming into the game. Those 2 guys were locked in and our guys had hands in their faces all night long and it didn't matter, they just kept draining them. Impressive display of shooting by the Laker guards. Needless to say Plattsburgh lost 90-74.

Northeast Region / Re: Little East Pick 'em League
« on: Today at 01:15:30 am »
1/16  ???  Good grief!

They were feeling it.

Northeast Region / Re: Little East Pick 'em League
« on: Today at 12:51:44 am »
Here you go 7. I figured out your 1st 2 bonus points for you to save you some time.

Bonus Point totals:

Road teams on Wednesday:

Rhode Island           71
Mass. Boston           53
Eastern Conn.         81
Keene State            76
Total                       281

Road Teams on Saturday:

Rhode Island          69
Mass. Dartmouth    71
Keene State            77
Mass. Boston          49
Total                       266                 

Bonus #1: Which day will the ROAD TEAMS score more points: Wednesday vs. Saturday?

Team with the most 3 pointers attempted on Saturday:

Rhode Island             7x11
Mass. Dartmouth       7x18
Keene State               1x16
Mass. Boston             4x15
Total made by losers   19                         

Southern Maine        5x19
Eastern Conn.           4x13
Western Conn.       7x21 Team with the most 3 Pointers attempted
Plymouth St.             5x19

Total 3 pointers made by the losing teams is 19.

what will be the HIGHER total?  The team with the most 3 pointers attempted on Saturday or the combined 3 pointers made from LOSING teams on Saturday.     

Adaku Anumu(Princpia) scored 25 fp w/o playing in the 1st half; doesn't his coach realize that there's a serious fantasy competition going on?

Sounds like he missed a practice or was late and the punishment was to lose the start and sit out the first half. I know a few coaches that do that.

Saturday February 13th   4 games on the schedule for today

Brockport   State  at  New Paltz State        4:00 PM

The Golden Eagles did what they had to last night to maintain their share of 2nd place. By beating Oneonta on the road they prevented a fall all the way down to 6th place. Instead it's the Red Dragons who find themselves in the final playoff position. Brockport got some help from Plattsburgh who knocked off Cortland and sent those Red Dragons into a 4th place tie with Oswego. If Brockport can win today and Oneonta defeats Geneseo then Brockport will be in the drivers seat for the 2nd seed in the YAC.

The last time Brockport met the Hawks it was an easy 89-55 win and today the point spread favors the Golden Eagles by 16 points. The Hawks will be hard pressed to keep it that close. Brockport wins this one by a 86-62 final score.

Geneseo State  at  Oneonta State        4:00 PM

Oneonta is reeling and with the Knights coming to town it may be hard to get healthy. The Red Dragons could be in a scenario where they need to win their final game of the season at Buffalo State in order to make the playoffs. A win today and next Friday at Fredonia would make that final game in Buffalo meaningless.

Geneseo still has hopes for the 2nd seed but must keep pace with Brockport, who looks to have an easier time of it down the stretch than the Knights do. This game has huge implications for both teams and the oddsmakers have made the home team Red Dragons a slight 3 point favorite. Oneonta won the first encounter but they were playing their best basketball of the season at that time. Since then they have struggled mightily and I don't think today will be any different. I'm going with the visitors here to win a close one. Geneseo 79 Oneonta 76.

Cortland State  at  Potsdam   State     4:00 PM

The Bears are on their way to a 1-17 conference record. I don't see a win in their future. Cortland got spanked yesterday by the Cardinals and will be looking to do the same to Potsdam. The point spread favors Cortland by an 18 point margin. Not sure if the Bears can beat the spread or not. They hung with Oswego yesterday and had the lead at the half, but a 12-2 run by the Lakers to open the 2nd half was enough to end their hopes of an upset.

Cortland needs a win to stay with Oswego and hope they can fight their way back into contention for the 2nd seed. They get it today rather easily as they defeat the Bears by an 85-68 final score.

Oswego State  at  Plattsburgh State        4:00 PM   Featured Game of the Day

The Cardinals still have a bitter taste in their mouth over the defeat that the Lakers gave them last February in the championship game of the SUNYAC tournament. After beating Oswego twice during the regular season they fell behind the Lakers early in the championship game by a double digit margin and couldn't recover. It cost Plattsburgh a 3rd straight trip to the NCAA tournament. So the revenge factor is still huge even though the Cardinals beat Oswego earlier this season in their first meeting. Plattsburgh hasn't sewn up the top seed in the YAC just yet, but a win today will take care of that and the players all know what's on the line in today's game.

The Lakers have a new weapon since the last itime these teams met. He's not really knew but he's certainly seeing a lot more action than the 5 minutes of court time he got in their last meeting. I'm referring to 6'10" Mykelle Krecko, who has went from a bench player barely playing in some games, to a starter averaging around 18-20 minutes per game. He has started the last 7 games for the Lakers and played at least 19 minutes in 2 other games. The Lakers record in those 9 games is 8-1 with only a last second loss to Geneseo (a game in which he started but only played 12 minutes). Krecko, despite not playing in 6 of Oswego's games and getting 5 minutes or less in 5 other games leads the SUNYAC in blocked shots. That's rather amazing. Today Krecko will have a homecoming of sorts as he played for Clinton Community College for 2 years which is located here in Plattsburgh. I'm hoping he doesn't have one of those monster games he used to have while playing here in the 'Burgh.

The oddsmakers have made the Cardinals a 6 point favorite in this one. I think the Cardinals will be in for a battle but it's Senior Day so I don't think our 3 seniors, Kyle Richardson, Ed Correa and Xavier Thomas will want to walk off Memorial Hall with  anything but a W.   I see the Cardinals winning by an 86-77 final score.     


Week #13
Armin Omanovic   Lasell             1:00 PM
Mark Minch          Capital             2:00 PM
Jamail Stanley     Old Westbury   3:00 PM
Andy Orr              Lebanon Valley  4:00 PM
Adaku Anumu      Principia         4:00 PM



In My Doghouse:

Medunjanin - Skidmore                 
Kamahl Walker - Endicott   
Billy Battaglia - Wheaton Mass   
Lucas Hausman - Bowdoin         
Cedric Moune - Franklin & Marshall   
Ford - Nazareth     
Federici - F&M
Gray - Ohio Wesleyan
Greenaway - J&W
Brendon Boken  Scranton 
Andre Norris  Dubuque
Jamil Samuel  East Texas Baptist 
Travis Giesselmann  Nebraska Wesleyan
Trey Bardsley  Nebraska Wesleyan 7
Kylan Anderson  Concordia-Chicago 
Sterling Holmes  Texas Lutheran       
Ty Sabin    Ripon                               
Thane Recker     Bluffton                     
George Valle  Whitworth
Jett Speelman   Denison               
Thayne Recker  Bluffton               
Josh Mayberry Dominican (Ill)       
Jordan Robinson  North Park         
Jon Christensen   UW-River Falls
Jamie Nikitas           Lawrence               
Lucas Johnson          Benedictine           
Cameron Kuhn         Baldwin Wallace     
Jordan Rezendes     UMass Dartmouth   
Juwan Henry           North Park
Evan Kupferberg   NYU         
Marcus Faison   Salem State   
Jared Holmquist   Trine         
Brent Long   MacMurray       
Zach Schradle   Wis.-Superior               
Jerry Buchanon        Elms             
Raheem Anderson   Husson         
Joey Flannery           Babson       
Justin Ringen           Geneseo       
Colby Taylor           Central (IA)
Dequan Jackson         Penn State-Abington     
Jim Schick                     Lake Forest                     
Tyheim Monroe         Cabrini                               
Dezron Wilson           New England College     
Shontaey Lovell        Albertus Magnus             
Steve McAfee       Beloit           
Deavis Johnson    MacMurry     
Tim Daniel           Greenville     
Hunter Ward       Webster           
CD Douglas         Minn-Morris   
Evan Greening     Pitt-Bradford         
Egzon Gjonalaj    Brooklyn College   
Jerome Owens      Hilbert                   
Matthew Lee         Medger Evers     
Chimaechi Ekekeugbor Baruch
Tom Garrick  Johnson & Wales       
Will Fonseca  Staten island           
Bryan Nagy   Carroll                     
Kyle Richardson Plattsburgh State
Austin Stueck  Milw. Engineering   

Plattsburgh State has moved up to #16 in the Massey Ratings. I believe that's the highest a SUNYAC school has been this season. Plattsburgh is now the top rated East Region team as they overtook Lancaster Bible last night.

Other East Region schools:

#17   Lancaster Bible
#28   NYU
#29   Rochester
#54   Brockport State
#61   St. John Fisher
#67   Oswego State
#73   Geneseo State
#76   Hartwick
#85   Oneonta State
#106 Nazareth
#107 Cortland State
#131 Buffalo State
#133 Skidmore
#139 St. Lawrence

East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: February 12, 2016, 11:19:38 pm »
Finally a box score on the Buffalo State-Fredonia State game and the final score was Blue Devils 91 Bengals 88.

They did call a charge on Kevin Marmolejos with 18 seconds left and the score was 87-85. The Bengals had to foul and Brandon Hodge made both free throws to make it a 2 possession game. The Bengals then turned it over but Fredonia returned the favor and Marmolejos drained another 3 pointer to make it 89-88 with 6 ticks left. Bengals foul Ian Helps who made both free throws to make the final 91-88. 

East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: February 12, 2016, 11:07:28 pm »
I believe that Fredonia State just beat Buffalo State but I dont know the final score as the live stats quit working with 7:51 to go and the video feed quit working with around 12 seconds left.

Buff State scored on a 3 pointer from Kevin Marmolejos to narrow the Blue Devil lead to 2 points. Then they  went into their full court press on the Fredonia inbounds. The Blue Devils failed to get the ball over half court in time and were whistled for a 10 second violation. The Bengals inbounded the ball to Marmolejos, I believe, who turned and drove to the hoop and appeared to have a step on his defender, when another Blue Devil player ran up and stopped just short of Marmolejos and the 2 collided. The call was a charge and that's when the video went kaput. 

East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: February 12, 2016, 10:03:55 pm »
Man if I read any more articles about Magicman's Cards I might become a "fanatical fan" someone we all know and love!! Go Cards!!  :D

Now who could you possibly be talking about???????? ::)

At the Plattsburgh State-Cortland State women's game and about halfway thru the 3rd quarter my ears start burning. Now I know why!  ::)

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: February 12, 2016, 05:14:12 pm »
Wednesday Feb. 10th
WPI  at MIT  7:00 PM    This is the make up game from Week #8
Stockton  at  New Jersey City  8:00 PM
UW-Eau Claire  at  UW-Oshkosh  8:00 PM
Loras  at Wartburg  9:00 PM
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  at  La Verne   10:30 PM

Friday Feb. 12th

Brockport State  at  Oneonta State  7:30 PM
Husson  at  Green Mountain  7:30 PM

Saturday Feb.13

Randolph-Macon  at  Guilford  2:00 PM
Augsburg  at  Carleton  2:00 PM
Lyndon State  at  Johnson State  3:00 PM
John Carroll  at  Marietta  3:00 PM

Northeast Region / Re: Little East Pick 'em League
« on: February 12, 2016, 02:59:25 pm »
Wednesday, February 10:
UMass-Boston (6-14, 2-8) @ Southern Maine  (12-9, 6-4) 7:30 PM
Eastern Connecticut (14-7, 8-2) @ Western Connecticut (13-8, 6-4) 7:30 PM
Keene State (13-8, 6-4) @ Plymouth State (13-8, 4-6) 7:30 PM
RI College (4-17, 3-7) @ UMass-Dartmouth (12-9, 5-5) 7:30 PM

Bonus points (worth 1 point):
Bonus 1 (locks at 7:30 PM Wednesday): Which day will the ROAD TEAMS score more points: Wednesday vs. Saturday?

Saturday, February 13:
UMass-Dartmouth () @ Eastern Connecticut () 3 PM
Keene State () @ Western Connecticut () 3 PM
UMass-Boston () @ Plymouth State () 3 PM
RI College () @ Southern Maine () 3 PM

Bonus points (worth 1 point):

Bonus 2 (locks at 3 PM Saturday): what will be the HIGHER total?  The team with the most 3 pointers attempted on Saturday or the combined 3 pointers made from LOSING teams on Saturday. 

Bonus 3 (locks at 8 PM Sunday): Total amount of points in the NBA All Star game: 290 points or more vs. 289 points or fewer.

East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: February 12, 2016, 02:25:10 pm »
Friday February 12th    All ten teams in action

Geneseo State  at  New Paltz State        7:30 PM

The Knights are one of three teams with 5 losses, fighting for what looks to be the #2 seed in the conference tournament. Cortland and Brockport are the other two teams in the mix.  The Knights own the tiebreaker over Cortland by virtue of a season sweep. However Brockport owns the tiebreaker over both the other two at the moment.

Geneseo can't afford to lose to a non-playoff team and the Hawks have been eliminated from postseason play. They did made a game of it when they met in Geneseo as the Knights only won by a slim 71-67 margin. The Hawks came from an 11 point halftime deficit to grab the lead with 6:39 left in the game. They were still up by 3 points at 61-58 with 4:21 to go, but back to back 3 pointers by Justin Ringen and Charlie Zaepfel put the Knights back in front. The Hawks' Nick Paquette tied the score with a 3 pointer but John Decker hit a pair of free throws and then buried another 3 pointer to give the Knights a 5 point lead with just seconds left as they escaped with a win.

I don't think the Hawks will be able to match that effort tonight. Geneseo is favored by 11 points and that's pretty close to my forecast on this one. Geneseo 80 New Paltz 69. 

Buffalo State  at  Fredonia State        7:30 PM

The Bengals are on life support. They managed to keep their playoff hopes alive with a big win at Geneseo on Tuesday night, but they are still on the outside looking in. Even if they win tonight, and the two teams directly  in front of them, Oneonta and Oswego, both lose, they will still be in 7th place. Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway) tonight is another must win situation for the Bengals.

I'm not sure if Fredonia is officially eliminated from playoff contention, but as far as I'm concerned they are. So they are really playing for pride and with no pressure on expectations, other than to finish the year on a positive note. Buffalo State needs to play as hard against this team, as they would if they were playing for 1st place in the YAC. A letdown of any kind here could be fatal.

The oddsmakers have made the Bengals an 11 point favorite despite the fact that the Blue Devils only lost by 8 points when they met in the Queen City. Bengals haven't blown out very many teams this year, so I think that Fredonia can keep this one from becoming a laugher. Buffalo State wins by an 83-75 final score.       

Brockport State  at  Oneonta State        7:30 PM  Co-Featured Game of the Day

Picking this game will be a difficult task. Both teams need a win here in the worst way, to keep their hopes alive for a #2 seed. The Red Dragons won the first meeting in Brockport with a come from behind 2nd half.

The Golden Eagles are playing some of their best ball of the season with wins in 5 of their last 6 games, including a win at Plattsburgh. They are coming off double digit wins against Fredonia, Geneseo and Cortland. Impressive stuff.

Oneonta has lost 4 of their last 6 and hasn't beat a contender since that game against Brockport back on January 9th. Their last 4 wins have all been against the bottom 3 teams in the YAC.

The oddsmakers have favored the home team Dragons by a single point, but I'm thinking that the Golden Eagles won't want to be swept in the season series. I'm taking Brockport to keep their winning streak alive. Hoping to see Hamed Shamseldin in the lineup tonight for the Golden Eagles. He's missed the last 3 games and was playing hurt in the 2 games preceding those 3. Eagles have still been playing great without him. Brockport 77 Oneonta 74.   

Oswego State  at  Potsdam   State     7:30 PM

The Lakers have made a big turnaround after their 1-4 conference start and are still in the hunt for a first round bye. Currently tied with Oneonta for 5th place in the standings, they can't afford to lose to the last place Bears with so much on the line.

Potsdam played the Lakers tough down in Oswego and were only down 70-66 with 3 minutes to go. Lakers Brian Sortino took matters into his own hands and scored 11 straight points for Oswego and they walked off the floor with an 81-72 win.

The point spread has the Lakers favored by a big 21 point margin. I think that may be a few too many. Lakers win 79-64.

Cortland State  at  Plattsburgh State        7:30 PM Co-Featured Game of the Day

Plattsburgh State is still flying high as the Cardinals stretch their latest unbeaten streak to 5 games and 13 of their last 14. With a win tonight and losses by Geneseo and Brockport the Cardinals could clinch the top seed in the conference with the right to host the final four.

Cortland, alone in 2nd place by a half game, is also playing some good ball as they have put together a 3 game winning streak. They would love to win this game as it could give them a possible tiebreaker edge down the road should that come into play.

The teams played a close contest at Cortland earlier that could have went either way. Plattsburgh was only up 4 points with 1:41 to play but the Cards' Ed Correa hit 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch to hold off the Red Dragons and win by a 75-68 final score.  Plattsburgh held Cortland to a season worst 5 for 39 from 3 point land in that game. I can't believe the Red Dragons will repeat that poor effort. Still, the Cardinals possess one of the best 3 point defenses in all of Division III so they will, once again, put a lot of pressure on Blair Estarfaa, JP Regan and company. The oddsmakers have made Plattsburgh a 6 point home favorite. I see this game as a higher scoring affair than the one in Cortland. Plattsburgh wins it 86-78.             

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Big games today
« on: February 12, 2016, 11:36:50 am »
Big games 12/12

UAA Emory H  (8 - 1) (15 - 5)       vs New York University A  (6 - 3) (17 - 3)   1st vs 3rd
LL Rochester Tech H  (6 - 6) (10 - 11)       vs St. Lawrence A  (8 - 4) (12 - 8)   SLU loss would create 4 way tie for first

LL Union H  (7 - 5) (10 - 10)       vs Vassar A  (7 - 5) (11 - 10)     Winner would tie for 1st with SLU loss
NEAC Lancaster Bible H  (13 - 0) (20 - 0)       vs SUNYIT A  (10 - 3) (11 - 10)     Cross division 1st vs 3rd
SUNYAC Plattsburgh State H  (12 - 1) (17 - 3)       vs Cortland State A  (9 - 5) (15 - 6)   Plattsburgh lock for 1st
NESCAC Amherst H  (5 - 3) (18 - 4)       vs Middlebury A  (6 - 2) (14 - 8)     3rd vs 2nd
CUNYAC Staten Island H  (10 - 4) (17 - 6)       vs Baruch A  (9 - 5) (13 - 10)   Lehman in 1st with 3 losses
NAC Green Mountain H  (12 - 2) (17 - 4)       vs Husson A  (12 - 2) (16 - 5)   tie for 1st but GM not eligible
USA South LaGrange H  (6 - 4) (15 - 6)       vs Covenant A  (8 - 3) (13 - 8)   NC Wes in 1st with 2 losses

Are you in a time warp? Are you reliving the month of December? Maybe I'm in the future??  :D

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