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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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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: January 23, 2015, 08:50:21 am »
an excellent read....Souhan has captured what makes JT so successful:
http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/289531451.html

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: January 13, 2015, 10:42:46 pm »
the Massey ranking are interetsing...http://www.masseyratings.com/rate.php?s=cb2015&sub=11620

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: January 05, 2015, 10:50:11 pm »
Drake-  condolences on the passing of your mother ......she must have been an amazing woman
lest you forget, I am a few YEARS younger than you, so watch the old-man jokes   ;D  Grand-paw 

speaking of amazing....the stellar play of Saarela continues to draw praise far and wide:
http://www.bennettrank.com/div-3/d3-mens-basketball-5-vital-players-br-top-25-teams/?utm_source=Master+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=ded4711d7a-D3_Men_Basketball_1_5_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0cf50650f8-ded4711d7a-180603601#

and I find these rankings interesting.... not saying a thing about accuracy but at least food for thought  :)
http://www.bennettrank.com/college-rankings/d3-mens-basketball-rankings/

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: December 03, 2014, 11:59:07 pm »
And now for something truly terrifying.

Another AO!




Aubrey was born dec 2nd and is doing well.  A likely future Gustie or UNWEAGLE?
congrats AO!!!

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:36:29 am »
nice come from behind win for UST today. UWEC was smoking hot in first half- 72% including eight 3s (80%)- but the UST defense stepped up big in 2nd half forcing a ton of TOs and cooling off the Bluegolds. Shaeffer played a great game for the Toms, as did Montero.

Saw something i've never seen in a basketball game....a halfcourt 10 second violation with NO pressure from the defense. UST had been pressing but the UWEC kid seemed to be sizing the lay of the court up without realizing he hadn't crossed the half line yet!

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West Region / Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:32:32 pm »
due to facilities conflict (the court @Shoenecker is needed to host the NCAA Regional volleyball championship game Saturday night and a football game at home in the afternoon), UST's regular season opener will be played SUNDAY @ 1PM ...hosting UW-EC. The Toms trounced Mankato State (D2 preseason #7) in exhibition play last week. Those predicting the demise of the Purple Machine (glaring at Palmer in particular) should take note :)
Since you're free Saturday night, you could make the trip north for round 1 of the Snelling Ave. Shootout.   

Also saw the Oles beat SW Minnesota State.  Maybe there should be some sort of NSIC vs MIAC challenge.
When did UWRF relocate to Snelling Ave? :)  (they are at Bethel that night). I assume you're meaning the battle between Hamline & UNWR or whatever acronym is in vogue. I've been mulling both Snelling Ave battles around, along with possibly the VB regional title game.....I keep reading on here about owing someone chicken dinner but its hard to pay off the debt if they are chicken to show up  BAWWWWWWWWK

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