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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 23, 2016, 09:09:37 am »
Still a very long way to go, but as most of us guessed coming into the conference season, it looks like the 4th CCIW tournament spot is going to come down to North Park and IWU.  This obviously means that both IWU/NPU games are big.  A sweep would be extremely hard to overcome.

The Titans vs Vikings is as intriguing of an Xs and Os matchup as you'll see.  IWU has no ability to chase NPU's guys around the perimeter or stay with them off dribble drive.  NPU is giving up a crazy amount of size to IWU in the low post.  The say these are teams with contrasting styles would be quite an understatement.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 23, 2016, 09:03:52 am »
Illinois Wesleyan (9-8, 3-3) at North Park (11-6, 3-3), 7:00pm...

Illinois Wesleyan (9-8, 3-3)
G - Joel Pennington, 6-0/180 Sr.  (9.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.0 apg)
G - Bryce Dolan, 6-1/165 Sr.  (14.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.4 apg)
G - Andy Stempel, 6-4/192 Jr.  (9.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.5 apg)
F - Ryan Coyle, 6-6/210 Sr.  (9.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg)
F - Trevor Seibring, 6-8/235 Jr.  (15.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, .631 FG)

North Park (11-6, 3-3)
G - Juwan Henry, 5-10/165 Jr.  (23.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.1 apg)
G - Colin Lake, 5-7/145 So.  (12.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.8 apg)
G - T.J. Cobbs, 5-10/165 Jr.  (7.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg)
F - Jordan Robinson, 6-3/205 So. (22.2 ppg, 11.2 rpg)
F - Darius Brown, 6-3/180 Jr. (2.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg)


Pantagraph - http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/basketball/men/north-park-dynamic-duo-to-test-iwu/article_30fc3037-65c2-502c-b76c-a93a5e0ecae0.html

Live Video - http://athletics.northpark.edu/sports/2016/1/21/MBB_0121162904.aspx

Live Stats - http://www.sidearmstats.com/nparku/mbball/

WJBC Radio - http://portal.stretchinternet.com/wjbc/

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 20, 2016, 10:45:37 pm »
Augustana 77
IWU 60

http://www.iwusports.com/boxscore.aspx?id=3489&path=mbball

* Ben Ryan: 22 pts, 9 reb, 3 assists
* Brandon Motzel: 12 pts, 10 reb
* Griffin Pils: 11 pts, 3 reb, 3 assists

* Ryan Coyle: 17 pts, 3 reb
* Trevor Seibring: 15 pts, 8 reb


IWU led by 2 at the half, but Augie controlled the 2nd.  The Titans were out-rebounded 41-29 and turned it over 18 times...not a real good formula for success.

The Titans are not in very good shape for that #4 spot at this point.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 19, 2016, 10:49:12 pm »
Illinois Wesleyan (9-7, 3-2) vs #3-Augustana (15-1, 4-1), 7:00pm...

Illinois Wesleyan (9-7, 3-2)
G - Joel Pennington, 6-0/180 Sr.  (9.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.8 apg)
G - Bryce Dolan, 6-1/165 Sr.  (15.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.3 apg)
G - Andy Stempel, 6-4/192 Jr.  (10.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.6 apg)
F - Ryan Coyle, 6-6/210 Sr.  (8.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.0 apg)
F - Trevor Seibring, 6-8/235 Jr.  (15.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, .618 FG)

#3-Augustana (15-1, 4-1)
G - Hunter Hill, 5-9/165 Sr.   (14.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.5 apg)
G - Jawan Straughter, 6-0/186 Sr.  (4.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.4 apg)
G - Griffin Pils, 6-4/216 Sr.  (7.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.2 apg)
F - Ben Ryan, 6-5/216 Sr.  (14.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg)
F - Brandon Motzel, 6-7/210 Sr.  (7.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg)


Pantagraph - http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/basketball/men/iwu-seeks-to-rebound-against-no-augustana/article_0c0d836b-33b1-55fb-b4b3-f8f62cb03fea.html

Live Video/Stats - http://portal.stretchinternet.com/iwu/

WJBC Radio - http://portal.stretchinternet.com/wjbc/

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 18, 2016, 10:07:53 pm »
In preparing for this game, one of the primary points of the Cardinal's game plan was to take away as much of IWU's three point shot making ability as possible through forcing both poor shot selection, and trey attempts late in the 30 second shot clock limit. The other point was to let Wesleyan's Trevor Seibring go one-on-one as it was felt that the home team was capable of more damage from beyond the arc than within it's confines. Seibring, in my opinion one of the league's brightest stars, had an excellent game with 26 points and 10 boards. He scored 10 baskets, but those were 10 two point baskets as opposed to more possible IWU treys. The plan actually worked quite well as IWU, which had been hitting around 42% on threes, was held to just over 28% (6 of 21). In post game discussions among and with the NCC staff, it was felt that chief among the reasons for NCC's success was the degree of pressure the Cardinal guards were able to exert against the three point shot making ability of IWU's Dolan & Pennington. Particularly Jayme Moten's D against Dolan who was made to really work to get his long shots off, and who only hit two all night. Only 6 of Dolan's 15 points came against Moten. Its not the first time this year that Jayme has played a very important role in a NCC victory as much through his defense as his offense. While his offensive numbers are somewhat down compared to last season's, his defensive contributions have more than made up for the scoring differential.

I'm not sure this is a result where you can point to NCC's game plan going in as the reason for victory.  IWU led by 6 at halftime, 6 with 10:00 to play, and 14 with 5:56 to go (and 8 with 3:23 to play).  NCC decided to play Seibring one-on-one in the low post, and he was a dominant presence in the game...which is the biggest reason IWU was up 14 late. 

The Cardinals won because of what happened in that final 5:56...a stretch where game plans were completely out the window.  Realistically, if the Titans don't, 1) turn it over 3 times, 2) miss FTs, and 3) make some awful decisions during that stretch, the Cards - as great as they played in the final minutes - would never have been able to make that amazing comeback. 

The portion of the game that was played via game plans was controlled by IWU.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 16, 2016, 10:23:29 pm »
NCC 96
IWU 89 (OT)

* Connor Raridon: 31 pts, 15 reb, 5 assists
* Jayme Moten: 18 pts, 6 assists
* Alex Sorenson: 16 pts, 4 reb
* Kevin Honn: 14 pts, 4 reb
* Jagger Anderson: 13 pts, 4 reb

* Trevor Seibring: 26 pts, 10 reb
* Joel Pennington: 19 pts
* Bryce Dolan: 15 pts, 3 assists
* Alec Bausch: 10 pts

IWU was up 14 in regulation with 5 minutes to play.  This one will hurt.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 16, 2016, 01:00:16 pm »
Massey's predictions for tomorrow:

North Park 79, @ Millikin 74 (NPU 68% favorite)
Elmhurst 79, @ Wheaton 67 (EC 86% favorite)
North Central 73, @ Illinois Wesleyan 70 (NCC 57% favorite)
Augustana 76, @ Carthage 56 (AC 96% favorite)

Ken's Hal 9000 supercomputer doesn't seem to put much stock in home-court advantage as far as this weekend is concerned.

Looks like his formula factors in about 5 points of homecourt advantage. 

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 15, 2016, 10:41:31 pm »
Illinois Wesleyan (9-6, 3-1) vs #25-North Central (10-5, 3-1), 7:00pm...

Illinois Wesleyan (9-6, 3-1)
G - Joel Pennington, 6-0/180 Sr.  (9.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.9 apg)
G - Bryce Dolan, 6-1/165 Sr.  (15.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.3 apg)
G - Andy Stempel, 6-4/192 Jr.  (10.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.5 apg)
F - Ryan Coyle, 6-6/210 Sr.  (8.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.1 apg)
F - Trevor Seibring, 6-8/235 Jr.  (14.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, .622 FG)

F - Alec Bausch, 6-6/210 Jr.   (6.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg)
F - Jaylen Beasley, 6-6/180 So.   (5.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
G - Mark Falotico, 6-1/185 Fr.   (5.1 ppg)
G - Colin Bonnett, 6-3/195 Fr.   (4.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg)

#25-North Central (10-5, 3-1)
G - Jagger Anderson, 6-0/175 Jr.  (8.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.7 apg)
G - Jayme Moten, 6-0/175 Sr.  (9.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.4 apg)
G - Erwin Henry, 6-2/195 So.  (7.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.3 apg)
F - Connor Raridon, 6-5/185 Fr.  (12.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.5 apg)
F - Alex Sorenson, 6-8/240 So.  (15.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, .532 FG)

F - Kevin Honn, 6-4/190 Sr.   (8.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg)
G - Aiden Chang, 6-3/175 Fr.   (6.1 ppg)
G - Jaquan Phipps, 6-3/205 Fr. (2.3 ppg)
F - Jeremy Ireland, 6-6/215 So.   (1.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg)


Pantagraph - http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/college/basketball/men/iwu-s-marietti-keeps-hopes-for-return-alive/article_16071795-9d76-5f6a-b850-9fe25f890208.html

Live Video/Stats - http://portal.stretchinternet.com/iwu/

WJBC Radio - http://portal.stretchinternet.com/wjbc/

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 15, 2016, 12:21:14 pm »

I think it is safe to say you have never played competitive basketball in your life... Playing with 2 fouls in the 1st drastically changes your mentality and the mentality of your opponent that is matched up against you (They becoming way more aggressive and try to bait you/take advantage of you, especially a team as smart as Augie).

For the player with 2 fouls on offense in the 1st half:  Every time you touch the ball in the post, you can not make an aggressive move, set solid and firm screens for your teammates, push off to gain some separation, or go for an offensive rebound. Drastically changes your ability to score and help the team.

For the player with 2 fouls on defense in the 1st half: You cant go for blocked shots, push or shove around screens being set on you, play strong defense verse your opponent, play effective help defense (if late to move), or even box out with the same intensity. Again, drastically changing your ability to defend or influence the game from a defensive perspective (defense leads to offense).

So just because he got back in the game in the first half, doesn't mean he was able to play the way NCC needed him to. Speaking without any bias at all, NCC's only chance vs a great opponent like Augie was to have Sorenson at his best, and doing what he has done almost every game this season... So yes, the 2 fouls were in fact a game changer, and were in fact the sole reason the game went the way it did.

The best thing to do when you get your ass kicked is just say, "We got our ass kicked" and move on to the next one.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 15, 2016, 12:19:18 pm »
IWU played their best game of season at MU. Man defense was much more intense. Huge confidence builder for Mark Falotico, a strong 6"1" guard who has classic point guard skills. He can take ball to hoop and finish or dish off. He and Rose will be a very good guard duo (that's Latin for 2) for next 2 years, make it 3 years if Rose is granted medical redshirt status this season.

This could be an outstanding backcourt for the Titans in years to come.  Both Falotico and Rose can handle it, shoot it (from the mid-range and 3), get to the basket, and defend.  I think it's fair to call both "combo guards", but Falotico is more 1 and Rose more 2.  Based on the skill sets I've observed, this just seems like the perfect guard combo to me.  Kind of a Ron Rose/Paul Petersen thing...with Brady being Pete and Falotico being Brady's dad.

I'm definitely excited about the thought of Falotico and Rose playing together down the road.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 14, 2016, 08:40:14 am »
Going to disagree with you and Q as 16 turnovers, 47.1% FT and a little ugly is an OK game.  I would not call it good or playing very well but that is just me.


For me, when you go on the road and shoot 56.9%, hold the other team to 28.1%, and win by 22 that's playing "really well." 

Keep it simple, Mich. 

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 13, 2016, 09:51:36 pm »
+/- Standings Through Wednesday 1/13
* Elmhurst: +2   (at Wheaton)
* Augustana: +1   (at Carthage)
* Illinois Wesleyan: +1   (vs North Central)
* North Central: +1   (at Illinois Wesleyan)
* North Park: +0   (at Millikin)
* Wheaton: -1   (vs Elmhurst)
* Carthage: -2   (vs Augustana)
* Millikin: -2   (vs North Park)

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 13, 2016, 09:47:22 pm »
From Chicago...
  North Park 82
  Wheaton 71

From Kenosha...
  Elmhurst 78
  Carthage 58

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 13, 2016, 09:44:54 pm »
Augustana 76
North Central 49


It was 33-2 Augustana with 4:08 to play in the 1st.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: January 13, 2016, 09:37:52 pm »
IWU 73
Millikin 51

* Trevor Seibring: 16 pts, 7 reb
* Bryce Dolan: 13 pts, 2 reb, 3 assists
* Mark Falotico: 12 pts (5-5 FG), 3 assists
* Ryan Coyle: 10 pts, 5 reb

* Tommy Pilackas: 16 pts, 5 reb
* TJ Griffin: 15 pts, 2 reb

FG: IWU 56.9%; Millikin 28.1%


The Titans played very well again tonight...on both ends of the floor.  IWU has it clicking nicely right now.

Big home game Saturday vs North Central.

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