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Glad to hear that your encounter with "Big Bird" wasn't more serious than a broken windshield. Still, it's a pain it the butt to have to get it fixed. My plow truck got a broken windshield when I hit a branch that was hanging down because of the snow and ice build up. I still haven't got it replaced. Glad you're safe. 

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Northeast Region / Re: Little East Pick 'em League
« on: Today at 02:29:09 am »
Tuesday, January 27:[/b]
Cal Lutheran @ Whittier 10:30


Little East games (worth 5 points):
Wednesday, January 28:[/b]
Plymouth State @ Keene State 7:30

Thursday, January 29:
Western Connecticut @ Eastern Connecticut 7:30
Rhode Island @ Dartmouth 7:30
Southern Maine @ Boston 7:30


Wednesday, January 28:
#1Augustana @ #22 Elmhurst 8
#2 Wisconsin-Whitewater @ Wisconsin-Platteville 8
#10 Wooster @ #23 Ohio Wesleyan 8

Thursday, January 29:
#18 Chapman @ Cal Lutheran 10:30

Bonus pick #1 (worth 1 point):
Super Bowl winner: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks

Bonus pick #2 (worth 1 point):
Which side will record a higher total: combined points in Super Bowl or conference's lowest point total (any team) this week?  If the conference's low water mark is Southern Maine scoring 47 points, the Seahawks & Patriots would have to score a combined 48 points to clear that side.

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC Hoops
« on: Today at 01:40:09 am »
Schools provide that roster/bio info to the NCAA.


Pat,
Are you saying the school told the NCAA the girls were 4'0" tall and they were a year younger than they actually are? Why would they do that?

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Northeast Region / Re: Little East Pick 'em League
« on: Yesterday at 07:35:36 pm »
Tuesday, January 27:[/b]
Cal Lutheran @ Whittier 10:30


Little East games (worth 5 points):
Wednesday, January 28:[/b]
Plymouth State @ Keene State 7:30

Thursday, January 29:
Western Connecticut @ Eastern Connecticut 7:30
Rhode Island @ Dartmouth 7:30
Southern Maine @ Boston 7:30


Wednesday, January 28:
#1Augustana @ #22 Elmhurst 8
#2 Wisconsin-Whitewater @ Wisconsin-Platteville 8
#10 Wooster @ #23 Ohio Wesleyan 8

Thursday, January 29:
#18 Chapman @ Cal Lutheran 10:30


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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: Yesterday at 07:20:32 pm »
b]Tuesday, January 27[/b]:
Principia @ Westminster (MO)


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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC Hoops
« on: Yesterday at 06:17:09 pm »
Went to the NCAA's website which shows all the statistics, looking to see if it had been updated yet, showing Marle Curle as the nation's leader in free throw percentage. It had last been updated on January 19th so I was expecting it to be updated on January 26th but that day came and went without any new stats posted. It was finally updated on January 27th, although the website says it was updated on the 26th. It's too bad that the NCAA, with all the money it makes can't afford to spend a few dollars to make sure their website has accurate facts. They have listed Marle Curle as a freshman when she's a sophomore. They have listed her height as 4'0" which is an insult. Marle's correct height is 5'8".

They have also listed Bowdoin's Sara Binkhorst who is the #8 best free throw shooter in the country as a junior instead of a senior and have her height at 4.0. Her correct height is 5'7".

I looked at over 200 women listed on the free throw percentage individual statistics page and they have made that mistake on the 2 women from Bowdoin and a player from Utica College also listed as 4'0". On two other players they show no height listed and leave that stat blank. Better to leave it blank than show an incorrect number that is a far cry from reality.

Incidentally Marle is not only the percentage leader in DIII she is the number one free throw shooter in all of college basketball, men or women, in NCAA Divisons I, II, or III. She may not end up there or even stay for another week, but for 1 week she can say she was the best. 8-) Congratulations Marle and Sara. 


Edit 10:32 PM:  Meant to post a link to the NCAA Statistic showing the Free Throw Percentage Leaders. Here it is:

http://www.ncaa.com/stats/basketball-women/d3/current/individual/108             

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For the second week in a row a Buffalo State player has been chosen as the SUNYAC Player of the Week. Last week it was Rod Epps getting the award. This week it's senior guard Chris Cartwright.

The Bengals are a different team since Cartwright returned and played in his first game on 12-27. They have won 6 straight games, have gone 9-2 with Cartwright in the lineup, and put together the longest winning streak of conference games in the YAC this year with 5 straight victories. Only Oswego has won five straight conference games and they did it by winning 2 back in early December, then played 3 non-conference games, and then won 3 YAC games in January. The Bengals last 5 wins have all been conference foes.

Congratulation to Chris for an outstanding week. Here's the writeup from the SUNYAC website:

Chris Cartwright, Buffalo State

The senior guard averaged 21.0 points and 5.0 assists in three more SUNYAC victories this past week. Cartwright poured in 24 points and added four assists in a 78-61 victory at Fredonia on Tuesday. He added 19 points in a 71-59 win over Oneonta on Friday, and had 20 points and seven assists in a 95-89 win over New Paltz on Saturday. The Bengals are 9-2 since Cartwright joined the team after starting 1-4 in the first semester.

   

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East Region / Re: Regional Rankings and SOS
« on: January 25, 2015, 07:48:48 pm »
FYI - NYU just made a big statement this weekend. I plan to have them in my Top 25 as a result. They are phenomenal (which I can't believe I am saying) with the transfer Harris making a huge impact.

I called the Coach Curle at Plattsburgh State earlier today before I spotted your post. I told him that Plattsburgh State had better get their act together and win the automatic SUNYAC bid because their chances of getting a Pool C bid may have just went out the window because of the weekend victories that NYU just posted.

I looked at those wins against Washington U, then Chicago, and wondered how a team that lost to Union and Sage College could beat 2 teams in the Top 25. Your info about the transfer to NYU of Hakeem Harris answered my question. Many times when you can get a player that was recruited by a DI school it makes an impact. In this case it has made a big difference for the Violets, when Hakeem joined the team after the Christmas break. In only 10 games played, Harris has made 31 three pointers, which is 10 more than anyone else on the team who has played the full season. He's the 2nd leading scorer on the team with a 14.5 ppg average, but if you discount his first 3 games where he got very little playing time and only scored a total of 13 points in those 3 games, then his ppg goes up to 18.5 over the last 7 games. That would be tops on the team and he still hasn't started a single game.

I now hope they will win the UAA conference title so they won't be a factor in determining which East Region team (if any) will get a Pool C bid. ;D     

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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC Hoops
« on: January 25, 2015, 06:37:40 am »
Worth mentioning on this board is the free throw shooting percentage of Marle Curle, sophomore guard for Bowdoin. The NCAA leader in free throw shooting, Kiley Shoemaker, from Wheaton (MA) has made 39 out of 41 attempts for a percentage of 95.1%. Marle has made 40 out of 41 attempts for a percentage of 97.6%, clearly the best in the country. She isn't listed on the NCAA stat sheet because you have to have a minimum of 2.5 free throws made per game. Marle is 3 made free throws short of qualifying. Her 97.6% is also better than any of the D3 Men as well. Hope she has a couple of games where she gets to the line more than 2 or 3 times to give her the numbers necessary to make the NCAA Statistical Leaders List.

This was my post from the other day lamenting the fact that Marle Curle was a few made free throws from being ranked #1 in the country in free throw percentage. I was hoping that in her next game she would get to the line and make 5 or 6 free throws to qualify for the rankings. Well, in her next game out on Tuesday January 20th, she didn't get to the line at all, making her chances of qualifying more difficult since her number of games has increased. She would now need a bigger number of made free throws in her next game than she has had all year. The basketball Gods must have been smiling down on her though, because last night against Colby, Marle got to the charity stripe 8 times and she didn't disappoint, as she canned every one of those 8 attempts. She has now made 48 out of 49 free throws and her percentage is 97.959 which the NCAA will round up to 98.0%. She has now met the qualifying standard of 2.5 made free throws per game, so in the next day or so when the NCAA updates their statistics, Ms. Curle will take her place at the top of the page as the Number One free throw shooter in Division III in the country, man or woman. Congratulations Marle, that's an incredible feat. 8-) She needs to keep getting to the line at least 2.5 times per game, to maintain her ranking (and of course keep making them when she does) so the only advice  I can give to her that might come in handy is....drive Marle... drive to the hoop...every chance you can.

Also worth noting is that the #8 free throw shooter in the country according to the current NCAA ranking with 54 made free throws in 60 attempts is also a member of the Bowdoin Women's team. That would be senior guard, Sara Binkhorst, who is knocking down her foul shots at a 90.0% rate.

Opposing coaches will be hard pressed to keep the Polar Bears from adding to their score late in the game, if the need to foul is part of their strategy. Putting either one of these players on the line is about as automatic as it gets. Nice weapons to have.       

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Northeast Region / Re: Little East
« on: January 25, 2015, 12:32:44 am »
ECSUalum,

I agree. The Warriors would beat Hartwick by double digits if they were to meet again.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: January 24, 2015, 09:27:50 pm »
It's 9:20 and I just finished listening for the very first time, to our Hall of Fame poster Greg Sager, as he did the broadcast of the North Park/North Central game that is taking place as I type this. It's halftime and his Vikings are taking it to the #17 ranked Cardinals by a score of 52-36. North Park's leading scorer Juwan Henry stole the ball at the North Central end with 2 to 3 seconds left on the clock. He dribbled a short distance past the half court line and let one fly that I think banked in for a buzzer beating 3 pointer. I think Greg said it was a 24 foot jumper. Needless to say Greg was quite excited. I was excited listening to Greg being excited. If the Vikings can keep playing like they did in the first half they just may pull off their biggest win in a number of years. Good job Mr. Sager. Time for the 2nd half.

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Northeast Region / Re: Little East
« on: January 24, 2015, 08:43:28 pm »
Final scores for Saturday's games.

Eastern Connecticut  83  Rhode island 59     

UMass-Dartmouth 88  Plymouth State 87       

Western Connecticut 85  Southern Maine 57

Hey, hey, hey...who told you that you could invade this board and post scores?   ;D

At my age I don't need permission. ;D  And it's not the first time I've posted scores over here. Sometimes I've even predicted scores but usually when a SUNYAC team is involved. 8-) I watched the Eastern Connecticut/Rhode Island game today, until it was no longer a game. Impressive display by the Warriors. Still trying to figure out how they lost to Hartwick!! ???


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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: January 24, 2015, 07:32:35 pm »
Amherst outscores Williams 12-2 in overtime and wins by a score of 86-76. I thought this game was one of our pick em games.  Had the wrong board. :-[

It probably would have been, but I somehow never saw it listed and it didn't even make my short list. ::)  I'm a big fan of traditional rivalries (e.g., Wabash/DePauw and UWSP/UWW both made the slate).  (I omitted IWU @ Augie out of fear that everyone would pick the #1 home team - I went with IWU @ Elmhurst instead to get my Titan fix! ;))

Now if you had gone with the IWU/Augustana game instead of the IWU/Elmhurst game most everyone would have picked Augie as you feared, except you, who drinks the green kool aid. Then with the upset that happened you'd have gained a point on everyone and been smug as a bug in a rug. Instead you pick the Elmhurst/IWU game and get a 50-50 split. Elmhurst wins and you're in the wrong 50%. How did that old commercial go?.....Sorry Charlie... ;D 

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: January 24, 2015, 07:09:19 pm »
Illinois Wesleyan with a furious comeback after being down by 9 points at 71-62 with 2:35 to play, comes up just short and loses to Elmhurst 76-73. Dylan Overstreet with a drive to the hoop with 6 seconds left to play can't get the layup to go down. Eric Leonard from  Elmhurst gets the rebound and is fouled with 1 second left. He makes 1 of 2 and the game is over as IWU flings it the length of the court.

Earlier in the day Eastern Connecticut defeated Rhode Island easily by an 83-59 final score.

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Northeast Region / Re: Little East
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:19:04 pm »
Final scores for Saturday's games.

Eastern Connecticut  83  Rhode island 59     

UMass-Dartmouth 88  Plymouth State 87       

Western Connecticut 85  Southern Maine 57


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