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All 10 teams in action today at 5:30 PM.  It's a cold and snowy day here in the North Country. Could be worse though as we could have gotten hit like most of the New England area. 


Buffalo State  at  Plattsburgh State        5:30 PM   The Game of the Week

The rematch between the Cardinals and Bengals should be another closely contested game between the two highest scoring offenses in the SUNYAC. Plattsburgh won the first round in Buffalo by a 94-89 score. Bengals however, now own the longest consecutive win streak in the conference with 5 straight YAC wins. A pair of wins this weekend would likely vault the Bengals from 5th place into 2nd place. Plattsburgh is coming off a poor outing against Brockport State after winning a key matchup against Geneseo. The Cardinals went 3-1 on their two trips to the western part of the state, which is about as good as they've ever done. Now they return home where the friendly confines of Memorial Hall haven't been nearly as hospitable for the Cardinals as it has been in the past. Three of their five losses have come at home and their hopes for hosting the SUNYAC tournament are no longer in their hands as they will need help if they hope to catch YAC leader, Oswego. The Lakers aren't the problem today, however, as Buffalo State will bring an array of weapons to this contest that the Plattsburgh coaching staff has been focused on for the past week. High on the list will be limiting the 3 point shooting that the Bengals bombarded the Cardinals with in Buffalo. Jordan Glover and Chris Cartwright combined to drain 12 buckets from long distance as the Bengals went 13x26. Plattsburgh had 9 three pointers in that game including 6 from Eddie Correa but clearly will have to prevent the Bengals from outscoring them by double digits from the 3 point line.

The oddsmakers have made the home team a 4 point favorite in this one and the over/under is 156 points. I think the Cardinals will defend home court and I'll take the over as the final score should be something like 85-80.         




 
Oswego State  at  New Paltz State        5:30 PM

Lakers take on the Hawks for the first time this season. Oswego feeling comfortable with a 2 game lead in the loss column. Hawks looking to surprise another team that may be overlooking them. Point spread has Oswego favored by a 6 point margin. I think they win by a few more than that. Oswego 78 New Paltz 69.


Brockport State        Geneseo State        5:30 PM

The Golden Eagles got a big win at home last Saturday, taking down Plattsburgh, now they need a big win on the road. The Knights are not having the success that was anticipated by a veteran team. Both teams are 5-4 in the YAC and the winner will have a leg up for the 6th and final playoff spot. The oddsmakers give the Knights a slight 3 point edge here. I think the Golden Eagles could pull off the upset here so I'll take them to do so by a 75-72 final.                                                 

 
Cortland State  at  Oneonta State        5:30 PM

The battle of the Red Dragons in their first meeting of the year. The teams split a pair last year with both teams winning on their home court, but Cortland has won 6 of the past 8 matchups. After seeing the Oneonta variety of Red Dragon play in early December I was impressed and thought they would have a much better record  than the 7-8 log they come into this game with. They are currently in 8th place in the YAC and need to win some of these home games if they want to make the     
playoffs. Cortland, after their fine start, dropped 3 conference games in a row but seems to have righted the ship with 4 straight victories, which included big wins over Plattsburgh and Geneseo. Currently tied for 3rd place with New Paltz, these Red Dragons would like to see some separation after the weekend is over. With a pair of wins they could be all alone in 2nd place come Saturday night. The point spread favors Cortland by 6 points but I see this as a must win game for Oneonta. With 1st place Oswego coming to town tomorrow, and in danger of dropping two more games at home, Zack Mager, Frankie Kelly and Mikey McElroy will need to bring their A game today. I think they will as Oneonta's Red Dragons will pull an upset here and grab bragging honors, at least until Feb. 10th. Oneonta takes this one 71-68.
   
   
Fredonia State  at  Potsdam State        5:30 PM

Fredonia lost at home to the Bears back on January 10th. The Blue Devils have a young team and need to learn how to win. They have been in a number of games this year only to go through a bad stretch and come up just short. A 1 point loss at Oswego, a 3 point loss against Oneonta and just the other night they had Medaille in a 15 point hole at halftime, only to let the Mavericks escape with a 10 point win when the Blue Devils followed a 49 point 1st half with a 26 point 2nd half. They have yet to beat a Division 3 team and today against Potsdam could be their last chance. The Bears haven't been much better and this may be their last chance to get another W. Potsdam has lost 8 of their last 9 all by double digits, with only the win against Fredonia in that stretch. The point spread favors the home team by a slim 2 point margin. As much as I want the Bears to win this game I think the Blue Devils just might get it done today. I hope I'm wrong on this one but I'll take Fredonia to win by a 70-67 final.     

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: Today at 07:00:22 am »
Tuesday, January 27:
Principia @ Westminster (MO)

Wednesday, January 28:

Augustana @ Elmhurst
Wooster @ Ohio Wesleyan
Dubuque @ Coe

Thursday, January 29:
Norwich @ Lasell
Concordia (TX) @ Louisiana College

Friday, January 30:
Case Western Reserve @ Chicago

Saturday, January 31:
Richard Stockton @ William Paterson
Johnson State @ Lyndon State
Blackburn @ Iowa Wesleyan

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Northeast Region / Re: Little East Pick 'em League
« on: Today at 05:40:59 am »
Tuesday, January 27:
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.

Friday, January 30:
Buffalo State @ Plattsburgh State 5:30
Middlebury @ Williams 7
#25 Case Western Reserve @ #21 Chicago 9

Saturday, January 31:
#13 Richard Stockton @ William Paterson 1
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps @ Whittier 10            I assume this is the game you had in mind. Your schedule is cut off.

Saturday, January 31:
Keene State @ Southern Maine 3
Boston @ Rhode Island 3
Dartmouth @ Western Connecticut 3
Eastern Connecticut @ Plymouth State 3


Sunday, February 1:
#12 Emory @ New York University 12
#25 Case Western Reserve @ #4 Washington University 1

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WHAT MAGICMAN NOT IN THE STANDS WHEN HIS CARDS FACE THE BENGALS??????  Who would have thunk it???  Tell your friend that every tour of Plattsburg has to finish at a basketball game??!!  Who knows it might work?? ;D

It was a joke my friend, as the guy I have to give a tour of the city to, is none other than Bengalsrule. I'm his personal chauffeur whenever he visits Plattsburgh, which I hope will not only be this weekend but also another weekend at the end of February. ;D

Plus K for staying up so late and visiting 3 different boards in the East Region.   

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I don't know how he remembers all that stuff. I leave a game and I've forgotten 99% of what happened. Maybe it's a case of CMS (Creative Memory Syndrome).  :D

It's his old coaching habits coming into play. That always helps out. Remember he was a coach (at one time) and he is getting old. :D

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: Yesterday at 10:36:57 pm »
It looks like the 2 leaders will be 1-5 in a few minutes as Louisiana College is putting it to Concordia (Texas).  The Wildcats lead 90-72 with 2:53 left to play.


The final score was Louisiana College 103 Concordia 80

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: Yesterday at 10:29:05 pm »
Gotta pick at least one different than Mr. Ypsi

Tuesday, January 27:

Principia @ Westminster (MO)

Wednesday, January 28:

Augustana @ Elmhurst
Wooster @ Ohio Wesleyan
Dubuque @ Coe

Thursday, January 29:

Norwich @ Lasell
Concordia (TX) @ Louisiana College

Friday, January 30:

Case Western Reserve @ Chicago

Saturday, January 31:

Richard Stockton @ William Paterson
Johnson State @ Lyndon State
Blackburn @ Iowa Wesleyan

You picked a helluva week to worry about my picks - we're both 0-4 so far (and probably no longer the leaders)! :o

(Though at least Lasell is looking good.)

Looks like the top four two pickers are all both 0-4 for the week. How did we get here? My dart board sure let me down this week.

frodotwo,

I fixed it for you! ;D    I'm the 3rd place guy and Grizz is in 4th place and we both are definitely not 0-4. We're 1-3. ::)

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: Yesterday at 06:50:54 pm »
Tuesday, January 27:
Principia @ Westminster (MO)

Wednesday, January 28:

Augustana @ Elmhurst
Wooster @ Ohio Wesleyan
Dubuque @ Coe

Thursday, January 29:
Norwich @ Lasell
Concordia (TX) @ Louisiana College


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Not sure if I can make the game or not. Some guy I know is showing up on Friday and I have to spend some time taking him on a tour of the city. Maybe I can drive fast so I can make the game by halftime.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: January 28, 2015, 09:40:33 pm »
OWU defeats Wooster 92-85.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Men's National Pick Em League
« on: January 28, 2015, 06:42:02 pm »
Tuesday, January 27:
Principia @ Westminster (MO)

Wednesday, January 28:

Augustana @ Elmhurst
Wooster @ Ohio Wesleyan
Dubuque @ Coe

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East Region / Re: MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference
« on: January 28, 2015, 05:38:07 am »
Medaille 85 Fredonia State 75

This game slipped right by me on Tuesday. I looked at Massey earlier in the day and for some reason (probably because it was a makeup game because of a postponement in November) it wasn't on his Tuesday matchups.

Medaille was favored by 11 points and since I've picked against Fredonia all year long I would have had them losing this one by a 77-64 final score.

The Blue Devils tried hard to get their first D3 win of the season as they jumped on the Mavericks early and often, racing out to a 25-15 lead halfway through the first quarter. They eventually stretched that margin to a 20 point 48-28 advantage before they settled for a 49-34 halftime lead. Alas, the Blue Devils couldn't stand all that prosperity, as they only managed to score 26 second half points, while Medaille found their rhythm and put up 51 big ones. Outscored by a nearly 2-1 margin in the half, left Fredonia on the short end of the score, despite their great start. Ian Helps had 24 points and 9 rebounds to lead the way for the Blue Devils. Kyree Hull had 11 points and Max Pearce added 10.

Fredonia falls to 1-14 (0-10 SUNYAC) and will look to break into the conference win column when they travel north to take on Potsdam State on Friday evening at 5:30 PM     


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Central Region / Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: January 28, 2015, 02:58:33 am »
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: January 28, 2015, 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: January 28, 2015, 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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