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If I told you, he'd have relocate or I'd have to kill you or both just to be safe.

Bridgewater (Va). I avoided my wife for an extra hour or two and went through every boxscore on Saturday, looking for fantasy league prospects. I'm not sure I'm proud to admit that.

I'm  :o !!!

Please send me the results of your fruitful search. I'll pay good money for top flight research.

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So any guesses as to which SUNYAC team now possesses the longest winning streak among conference teams. You guessed it and yes they do, as the magic continues for my Alma Mater, the Potsdam State Bears, who go on the road and win their 3rd straight to start the season. (4th in a row counting last year, as "thebear" will be so quick to remind me if I didn't mention it) ;D

Tonight the Bears traveled to Mount St. Mary and defeated the Knights by an 84-81 final score. I had their number pegged as I said it would be 84-72 but the Knights put a few more on the board than I thought they would.

This one was a close affair throughout as there were numerous ties and lead changes and it looked like the Knights were going to have the upper hand as they forged a halftime lead of 43-35 which was the largest lead of the game. But the Bears scored the first 11 points of the 2nd period (that hasn't happened in a while I don't think 8-)) and took back the lead at 46-43. Three ties and five lead changes would follow over the next 3  minutes until Potsdam went back in front 60-59 on a Dante Viskovich 3 pointer with 10:30 left to play. The Bears would maintain a slim lead for the next 9 minutes until the Knights finally caught them at 78-78 with 1:28 remaining. Reigning Player of the Week, Nosa Onabor, went to the line and knocked down a pair of free throws but the Knights scored inside to knot it up once again. The Bears went back to Onabor and again he was fouled and again he made both shots to give Potsdam the lead for good. The Knights had a chance to tie it from the line with 5 seconds left but missed the first free throw and made the 2nd. Potsdam went back to the line and made 1 of 2 to make it 83-81. The Bears committed a foul with 2 seconds left and gave Mount St. Mary one last chance to steal this game but they missed both free throws and the Bears got one more from the line to make it 84-81.

Danny Delsol-Lowry led the Bears with 14 points. He was also the team leader in rebounds with 8, assists with 4 and steals with 2. Nosa Onabor had 13 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Dante Viskovich also had 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Tyreke Guthrie had 8 points and 7 rebounds.

Mount St. Mary was led by Tyler McDine with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Connor Bacci had 17 points and 7 rebounds. Gerard Nocera had 13 points and a team high 8 rebounds.

The Bears haven't been 3-0 since November 22nd 2008, nine years ago. They are only 56 wins from tying the DIII record that a previous Potsdam State team owns. (OK I can dream can't I) I would settle for winning the next 3 games.  ;)

The Bears will return to action on November 28th when they take on crosstown rival Clarkson College at 8:00 PM.


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Oswego State defeats Clarkson 82-66. I was close on this one as I had it 82-69. Clarkson must have missed a 3 at the buzzer to prevent me from having a perfect score. :D

Jamir Ferebee led the Lakers with 24 points and 7 rebounds which were both game high marks. Ian Schupp had 22 points and 4 rebounds. Liam Sanborn added 12 points. Liam Ellis had 16 points, Roburt Welch had 14 points and Matt Higgins had 10 point for Clarkson.

The Lakers trailed by a slim margin throughout the first 9 minutes of the contest but eventually went ahead 19-18 on a 3ball by Louis Avellino with 10:30 left n the period. They gradually opened up a double digit lead at 35-24 and went into the break up 41-30. The Lakers remained in control for the rest of the way and the lead grew to as much as 21 points midway through the period.

The Lakers are now 1-2 and will return to action at Nazareth on November 28th.   

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The Geneseo game is over and the Knights defeat Morrisville State 89-63. The Knight's Quinn Carey was the leading scorer in the game with 24 points off the bench. He hit 7 of 11 shots from downtown. Zack Panebianco was next in line with 16 points, with a team high 4 assists and 4 steals. Tommy Eastman and Kevin Crockett both tossed in 12 points. Eastman was also the leading rebounder in the game with 10 boards to give him a double-double.

Kevin Dennis led the Mustangs with 16 points.Tyrin Miller had 15 points  and Kyle Peck added 10.

The Knights won the first half 40-30 and coasted in the 2nd half as they widened their lead to 29 points. 11 players broke into the scoring column.

The Knights improved to 2-1 and will be back in action when they visit the Alfred University Saxons on November 28th at 7:00 PM.

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Nov. 21   Five YAC teams in action today and I'm late getting my picks in so they will be quick ones.   

Morrisville State  at  Geneseo State
   
Not sure what time this game tipped off but it's going on right now I believe. The oddsmakers have made the Knights a 6 point favorite but I think they'll win by a few more than that. Geneseo 84 Morrisville  67    


Oswego State        Clarkson        5:30 PM
Another game already underway and the point spread favors the Golden Knights by a slim 2 point margin. No way will Oswego lose a 3rd game in a row. I'm taking the Lakers to win this one by a double digit margin,   82-69

Potsdam State at  Mount St. Mary        6:00
This one hasn't tipped off yet. The Bears trying to go 3-0 this season. That would equal their total of last year and also equal their total from 2014-15 and 2015-16 combined. The oddsmakers have listed the Knights as a 3 point favorite but I'm taking the Bears to pull off the mild upset here. Potsdam averaging 84.5 points a game. The Knights gave up 84 points in their only game. Potsdam 84 Mount St. Mary 72.
 
Buffalo State at Nazareth        7:00 PM
Bengals, looking for their first win, are 0-2. Nazareth opens up the season 2-0. Hard to gauge this one as the Bengals played 2 non-D3 opponents and the Golden Flyers have played two schools from smaller conferences. Bengals may get a break as Nazareth's star player Tyler Stenglein missed the entire game last Wednesday against Keuka. Oddsmakers have made Nazareth a 2 point favorite in this one. I'm hoping the Bengals win but they are giving up too many points per game. I think Buff State has a chance if Stenglein sits this one out, but otherwise I see Naz winning at home 86-78.

Vassar  at  New Paltz State   7:00 PM
Once again the SUNYAC team is the underdog as the Brewers are listed as a 4 point favorite. I' ll take a chance that the Hawks are better than they were last year when they hung with the Brewers before falling 71-65.   Final score tonight New Paltz 71 Vassar 67.   

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Tuesday November 21st   
Linfield  @ La Verne  7:00 PM
Virginia Wesleyan @  Salisbury State  7:30 PM
Howard Payne  @ Trinity Texas  8:30 PM

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Week 2

Rupkus - Skidmore vs Plattsburgh(A) 11/20 M
Walters - AMC vs WPI(H) 11/25 Sa
Dennis - Morrisville vs Geneseo St.(A) 11/21 Tu
Ayabarreno - Methodist vs Lynchburg(A) 11/25 Sa

Hoping that first player you have listed lays a big fat egg tonight that looks like this...0 ;D I'm leaving in 5 minutes for Saratoga to hopefully witness said laid egg. ::) Something tells me though, he'll put up 30 and 10. I wouldn't mind if he puts up 40 and 20 if he walks off the floor a loser on the night. :D

I hope your boys win mm!  I just want my aa to put up 50+ fps tonight. ;)  Enjoy the game!!

Rupkus only got 39 fantasy points but would have gotten 50+ if the coach had given him more playing time. He was on the floor for 29 minutes according to the box score but I think it was really less than that. The coach had him sitting for long stretches in both halves because Skidmore was comfortably ahead. The other starting guard played 35 minutes. Rupkus really is an outstanding player, able to score with either hand and beat you off the dribble or by burying a 3 pointer. Usually leads the team in assists as well. I figured we were up against it since we don't have our best player but was hoping for the upset. Cardinals still a work in progress, but I expect better things from them down the road.

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Trouble in Cardinal Land  :(
I think the Magicman gave his Magic Wand to the Postdam Bears.
Plattsburgh was never in the game against Skidmore.
He needs to look deep into his Crystal ball and see what's going on there.
I could be a very long and cold winter up in Cardinal Land.

The trouble is very fixable come December 30th. ;D   A different perspective will be visible at that time. Troops just need to hold the fort until then (but there are some gaps in the outer walls of the fort right now for sure.) ::)

And I did send a magic potion over to Potsdam. Knew they would make good use of it....but they will need more juice down the road, I fear.

Thinking I better send something magical to Coach Leone as well.  ??? :o

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: REGULAR SEASON: Draft League
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:52:12 pm »
So I had AJ Horde scheduled to play on Saturday. Turned out, he did actually play, for a different team. So the question is, do I get his points? I had him on my roster through his game and I didn't get points from another player in place of him.

I think you  get the points. He WAS on your roster, he DID play, and you DIDN'T get points from someone else. Not your fault he doesn't know which team he should be playing for. He probably got lost on the way to the RIT game and just wandered into another contest (And by the way, which team was it that he did play for and how did you spot him?)

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: REGULAR SEASON: Draft League
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:47:58 pm »
Week 2

Rupkus - Skidmore vs Plattsburgh(A) 11/20 M
Walters - AMC vs WPI(H) 11/25 Sa
Dennis - Morrisville vs Geneseo St.(A) 11/21 Tu
Ayabarreno - Methodist vs Lynchburg(A) 11/25 Sa

Hoping that first player you have listed lays a big fat egg tonight that looks like this...0 ;D I'm leaving in 5 minutes for Saratoga to hopefully witness said laid egg. ::) Something tells me though, he'll put up 30 and 10. I wouldn't mind if he puts up 40 and 20 if he walks off the floor a loser on the night. :D 

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: November 20, 2017, 11:08:38 am »
Very well done magicman,
If only someone would do the same prognostication for the E8!

Thanks, fisheralum91. There was a time when I did considerable posting over on the E8 board and the Liberty League board as well but then there were considerably more posters on those boards to enjoy a give and take with. They have been rather quiet for the past few years. maybe they will come back a bit this year as Fisher is supposed to do well.  You may see me over there from time to time. Certainly glad to see you over here!!  8-)
Of course im over here....Did you see the football team this year? ;D

I did and I feel bad for you. But the program is too good to be down for very long. Next year will be better I'm sure.

Your hoops team had some positives over the weekend. The losses weren't what you wanted but both teams were quality teams. Hobart is picked to win the Liberty league and Hope is expected to do well in the MIAA conference. I'll be surprised if Fisher doesn't win the E8 this year. 

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:50:45 am »
Nov. 20  Only one game that counts on tap for today.

Oneonta State game at University at Albany is an exhibition and won't count in their record.   

Oneonta State   @    Albany (N.Y.)        7:00 PM   Exhibition only
The Red Dragons will have way more than they can handle in this contest but it will be fun to play on the big stage against a D1 school. I went to this game last year and watched Albany win by a 97-56 score but Oneonta hung with them for most of the first half before a late run by the Great Danes gave them some breathing room at halftime. The Red Dragons don't have the firepower they had last year so this game may not be as close. The oddsmakers have made Oneonta a 31 point underdog and they will be under pressure to stay within that margin. I hope that Oneonta can keep them under 100 and not get beat by as many as Oneonta scores.  Final score 95-51.     

Plattsburgh State     @   Skidmore        7:00 PM
This is the 4th straight year that these two teams have faced off. Plattsburgh has won two very close games and Skidmore won in a romp 2 years ago. Tonight the Thoroughbreds go for the equalizer. They are led by their Preseason All American Edvinus Rupkus who comes into the game averaging a  double-double of 22 ppg and 11 rpg along with 6 assists per game. He led the team in scoring a year ago with a 20.7 average and was also the top rebounder with an average of 7.4 per game. Gone is backcourt mate Aldin Mendunjanin who was an All American as well but it looks like Division II transfer Dakpe Yiljep will play an integral part of the offense as he has opened up with a 23.0 ppg average after the first week of the season. Back also are 2 returning rotation players, starter Chase Ta and Jack Burns that are both averaging over 10 points a game.

The Cardinals will counter with high flying Eric Mack, (13.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg) a 6'3" forward who could lead the conference in blocked shots and sharpshooter Eli Bryant, who averaged nearly 15 ppg last season. The Cardinals also return 9 other players from last years' team that will all see significant minutes in Coach Tom Curle's offense. Sophomore Nick DeAngelis led the team in scoring against Keense State on Saturday with 16 points.

The oddsmakers have made Skidmore a 7 point favorite in this one but I'm taking the cardinals to rebound from their opening day loss to Keene State  and put one in the win column. Plattsburgh wins a close one by a 74-71 final score.                                                                                                                                           

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: REGULAR SEASON: Draft League
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:54:59 am »
MY points from week #1.......I think. ???


Rapoza         Anna Maria          vs   Becker                       Wed 11-15              32                       
Curta           Grinnell               N/A                                   N/A                     DNP   
MacDonald  SUNY Maritime    vs  York                             Wed 11-15            22     
Neal            Concordia (Tex)   vs Hampden-Sydney        Sat. 11-18          16 
Ekekeugbor Baruch                 vs   Baruch                       Wed. 11-15           46       
Naclerio       St Lawrence        vs   TBA                             Sat 11-18                31     
Federici        F&M                     vs   Bethany                      Fri. 11-17                39
Lester         Whitmorth         vs  Gallaudet                       Fri. 11-17                30
Jones           Hiram                    vs  St. Vincent                   Sat. 11-18          17
Epps            John Jay                vs    St. Joseph's L.I.         Sat. 11-18          2 
Scibelli         Haverford            vs  Penn-St.-Harrisburg    Wed 11-15              39
Gilmour       Hamilton             vs  Keystone                      Sun. 11-19             21

Drop Curta and Epps  totals leaving me with a grand total of    293 Probably good for last place.                               

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: REGULAR SEASON: Draft League
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:24:26 am »
Rapoza         Anna Maria          vs   Clark                        Tues. 11-21                       
Curta           Grinnell              vs  Central                      Tues.  11-21 
MacDonald  SUNY Maritime    vs  Mitchell                       Sun. 11-26     
Neal            Concordia (Tex)   vs Southwestern          Tues. 11-21   
Ekekeugbor Baruch                 vs  SUNY-Old Westbury  Tues. 11-21         
Naclerio       St Lawrence        vs   SUNY-Canton                Tues. 11-21     
Federici        F&M                     vs   Lebanon Valley             Sun. 11-26
Randall        Howard Payne     Millsaps                       Sun. 11-26
Lester         Whitmorth         vs  Arcadia                     Sat. 11-25
Jones           Hiram                    vs  La Roche                   Wed. 11-22
Epps            John Jay
Scibelli         Haverford            vs  Ursinus                          Tues. 11-21
Gilmour       Hamilton             vs  Western Connecticut     Tues. 11-21


Dropped Epps along with his 2 points and replaced him with  Khyce Randall from Howard Payne. So here's this week's roster subject to change.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: November 19, 2017, 04:07:00 pm »
Week Two Schedule

Tuesday November 21st   
Linfield  @ La Verne  7:00 PM
Virginia Wesleyan @  Salisbury State  7:30 PM
Howard Payne  @ Trinity Texas  8:30 PM

Friday November 24th
Bridgewater State  vs  Emerson   7:00 PM  @ UMass Boston
North Central (Ill.) vs Whitworth  8:30 PM  @ Honolulu Hawaii
Coe  @  Webster   9:00 PM

Sunday November 26th
John Jay  @  Elmira  2:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan  vs  Capital  2:00 PM   @ Otterbein University
SUNY-Maritime  @  Mitchell  3:00 PM
Widener  @  Ursinus   4:00 PM   


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