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Northeast Region / Re: NESCAC MBB
« on: March 17, 2014, 04:58:42 pm »
Here is a look at the rotations for the Final Four teams...

http://www.iwuhoops.com/SalemRotations.html

Safe travels to Salem!

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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 10:46:10 pm »
The D3hoops.com All-Midwest Region 1st Team, as announced tonight at Hoopsville, is:

G Julian Strickland, Rose-Hulman
G Brandon Gries, St. Norbert
G Tyler Peters, Wheaton
F Andrew Ziemnik, Illinois Wesleyan
F Chris Klimek, Washington U


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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 10:27:05 pm »
Mrs. Y and I WILL be in Salem for the first time - can't wait!  In 2011, decided not to go because both IWU men and women were in FF, so stayed home to watch them both.  In previous FF appearances, was still a working stiff.

Once Mr. and Mrs. Ypsi get through with Salem, it will never be the same.

Glad you are able to make it, Chuck!

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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 10:25:10 pm »
Thank you, wiz and goodnight!

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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 10:24:12 pm »
Pat Coleman interviewed Ron Rose last night at the Shirk Center.  You can find it at the 48:40 mark on the Hoopsville archive from tonight...

http://www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2013-14/mar16

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Mid-Atlantic Region / Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« on: March 16, 2014, 08:47:14 pm »
Dickinson is one of the best teams I have seen all year.  They played hard and smart and just did so many things well on the floor...in addition to being extremely talented. 


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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 08:41:04 pm »
on a totally unrelated topic (don't know if its been mentioned here)

The CCIW has a connection to the D1 tournament

former Elmhurst baseball coach and assistant basketball coach Ron Wellman is the chair of the D1 basketball committee.

dgp

Another D1 tournament/Elmhurst connection -- Wichita State's top assistant coach, Chris Jans, was on Scott Trost's staff at Elmhurst.

There are a lot of D3 connections to the D1 tournament - would be fun to try to figure all of them out.

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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 05:29:26 pm »
Wheaton could bring in multiple high-value big men for next season, if everything breaks Mike Schauer's way in the recruiting wars.

I'm assuming Wheaton is getting 6-8 F Max Rothschild (U. of Chicago Lab H.S.).  Or maybe it's more appropriate to do it this way...

- "Mad" Max Rothschild
- Max "David Lee" Rothschild
- Max Roths "sweet" child of mine


I have no idea where this kid is on his college choice, but just been assuming all along he's going to play for the Thunder.  Is this one of the names you are thinking of, Greg?

http://chicagohoops.hoops247.com/index.php/2011-08-04-18-06-26/787-rothschild-talks-game-recruiting

http://www.chicagohoops.hoops247.com/index.php/2011-08-04-18-06-26/2014-rothschild

http://www.chicagohoops.hoops247.com/index.php/2011-08-04-18-06-26/2804-unsigned-max-rothschild-talks-season

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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 05:13:04 pm »
Congratulations to the Titans, Whitewater, Amherst, and Williams for reaching the Final Four!  I will be rooting for the Titans first and foremost, but it should be a memorable weekend of hoops watching in Salem.

Was hoping that Wash-U would get there...but there is always next season, eh?

Thank you, jaybird.

Is Chris Klimek returning next year?  I know he has a year of eligibility left if he wants it.

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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 04:46:20 pm »
I'm locked in for the trip.  DFW to Charlotte to ROA.

No better place to be in March than Salem, Virginia!

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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:39:06 pm »
We will do our best to make it a competitive game.

You can't just swoop in here and Lou Holtz us, old friend!  It's only Sunday - save that stuff for Wednesday or Thursday.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:16:31 pm »
Did teams in the WIAC zone Whitewater a lot this year?  How do the Warhawks typically fair against a zone?

Seems like a something teams would do to on occasion to disrupt UWW's dribble penetration.  Just curious how they handle it.

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West Region / Re: MBB: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:11:44 pm »
Congrats to both the Whitewater men and women for each making the Final Four.

The men have been playing great for four games, but have a mountain to climb against IWU. Check out the always active CCIW page for insight on Illinois Wesleyan. They are a very tall team with great shooters and a deep bench, from what I've read. But, Whitewater is pretty good too!

Good luck, make the WIAC proud.

Greek, I wouldn't say IWU is tall (taller than UWW, but not unusually tall for a good D3 team) -- but rather extremely physical and strong. 

It should be a great matchup - two very different teams.

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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:08:04 pm »
I would recommend a box and 1 defense against UWW. Sure you give up more 3 point attempts but it allows you cut off the baseline and trap when the guards penetrate. Run as much clock you can too so their speed doesn't wear you out. Beloit hung with them and actually led for a while then the speed took over and they ran out of gas and the game got out of hand.

I don't think IWU wants any part of slowing the game down - the Titans would love a fast-paced game.

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Midwest Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 16, 2014, 09:18:27 am »
Thanks, Q, for all the data.  Surely looks like WW is a quality team.  Should be a great game.  Is it just my impression, or are they rather small for a top 10 D3 squad?  Only one starter over 6'3".  Must be speed and outside shooting, tough D?  Seems the Titans might be slightly favored in this game.?

UW-Whitewater is definitely "small" in terms of height, but what they do have is legitimate, Division I-caliber athleticism and quickness at the guard spots. 

This is such an intriguing Xs and Os matchup because both teams have incredible matchup problems.  I have no idea how Ziemnik, Davis, and Marietti and going to chase around their smaller, quicker counterparts.  At the same time, I have no idea how UW-Whitewater is going to defend IWU in the low post.

Depth is an area IWU has a huge advantage - the Titans play 10 while Whitewater plays just 7.  In a game without media timeouts, this would probably be a big factor - with media timeouts, it is not as big of a deal.  But I can see UWW getting into foul trouble trying to defend IWU in the post, so it could still come into play.

My initial take is that this game will come down to how well IWU handles the basketball.  UW-Whitewater, as always, is going to try to force IWU in a boatload of turnovers.  Dylan Overstreet's ability to get the ball up the floor against great defenders and to get IWU into its offense is very important for the Titans.  It will also be important for IWU's 2/3/4 players to be able to handle the ball against pressure without turning it over.

I can't really make a case for either team as the favorite.  I think this is a legitimate "pick 'em" game between Division III heavyweights from powerhouse conferences.

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