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After 111 days of lockdown where Melbournites have only been allowed to leave their home for 1 or now 2 hours day for four approved reasons (food, permitted work, healthcare or caring for others) we are free at midnight tonight.  Can leave our house for as long as we like for any reason.  But still cannot leave the metro area - police block all roads into and out of the area and only permitted travelers may pass.

The total number of active CV in the entire state of 6.7 million people?  87.  Yes, 87 cases in the entire state and now the cordon loosens a little.  Retail shops and restaurants (10 people total inside, including staff - so nothing is opening) open on Wednesday.  Total deaths?  807.  Since March.  Average age?  88.

So this is hell.  What a disgrace.

Welcome back to some degree of civilization Oz. I imagine the loosening of restrictions will result in some amount of spike of confirmed cases. Curious what happens then.
I sure hope they focus on the severity and not the case count for your sake. At some point people need to be allowed to make decisions in their best interest.
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Central Region / Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by GU1999 on Today at 11:10:40 am »
^^^ Yes, the methodology seemed a bit limited. Stats achieved playing in The System seem harder to evaluate, though -- at least to me.

You'd think if its a conference award, though, its decided by people who watched games.  Some System players benefit from the System, but you can usually tell, by watching, who would also excel in a more traditional style of play.

You are certainly correct about that.  Those that watched knew.  Dix did get first team in 2018 and second in 2018.  He was all defense in in both years.  But, here is a sample of what this board had to say about the 2019 selections.  Which, of course, calls into question a methodology that is based solely on all conference.


GU1999:

“In related news, it will be interesting to see of the SLIAC coaches hold the 200 pt game against the GU elite in all-conference voting which should be revealed tonight. The ladies were announced last night on the first night of their tourney.

Wilcox is Hope's MOP.  Wilcox had a really good conference season on a very good team, but I do think that the numbers need a bit of analyzing.

For the comparison of my Hope's MOP and the two GU candidates, I am using conference season stats (certainly the better statistical portion Wilcox's season):

Wilcox (WU so) 15.3 ppg / 11.4 rpg / 2.6 bpg player with a 1.0 a:to and a shooting slash of 58.4/0.0 / 56.6.  This player played 34 minutes a game which helps normalize a bit for comparison sake with Dix & Williams (see below)  who play roughly 19 mins per game albeit at a high pace.

Dix (GU sr) with his conference numbers of 19.2 ppg/ 6.7 apg / 3.9 rpg / 3.6 spg / 2.7 a:to and a shooting slash of 46.5/35.7/71.9

Williams (GU jr) 25.3 ppg / 7.4 rpg (4.66 orpg) / 2.33 spg / .7 a:to and a shooting slash of 53.6 / 35.6 / 67.3

It would be really fun to see per possession played normalizing stats for each of these three as well as usage percentage stats but I have not seen this information aggregated anywhere.  Maybe the coaches have the benefit of Synergy or some other internal systems to help them with this when they do their voting, but I don't see it posted in a general manner anywhere on the conf or team sites.

Dix and Williams are 1st team caliber, along with Wilcox, Paulson and Tabb. I do however think that the MOP is Dix, even though he does not play for the regular season champ.

I would be most surprised however, if this award were given to Dix or Williams.”

Hopefan:
“OK  hopefan can't keep quiet

The selection of Hayes  and Johnson to 1st team all conference, over Dix and Williams, or even over Tankins or Tabb, makes absolutely no sense to me..

Its obvious my cumulative Quality points, whether by total, or by Quality points per game, did not lead to that... not even close..

I looked at it another way..
if I arbitrarily set 3 or better quality points in a game as a very good to outstanding game.. how many of these did the individuals have?
Dix  11
Williams  10
Tankins  8
Tabb 8
Hayes  7    but Hayes never had a 4.5, or a 5 score...no super games
Johnson 6

How many games UNDER 2 did each have?  signifying only a fair, to lousy, game
Dix    3
Williams   3
Tankins   5
Tabb    6
Hayes    6
Johnson     8

in addition, let's compare Paulson and Wilcox for MVP
Wilcox  Very good to great games  12
Paulson  Very good to great games  8

Wilcox less than good games  3
Paulson less than good games  4

It may sound harsh, but Paulson basically won MVP over Wilcox because he shot.. a lot!!!  Yes Paulson averaged 26 and wilcox 15 ppg..BUT, their points per field goal attempted number was virtually identical!!!!!
And, while it was Paulson's job to control the ball, his Assists to turnover ratio was a poor 0.9.. in other words more turnovers than assists (and he had two scorers in Goodman and Davidson to get the ball to)
Wilcox's job was to rebound, and he did... 11.4 per game, as well as contributing 2.7 blocks per game...

NO CONTEST”

Greek:
“But, if you're comparing Paulson to Wilcox [for MOP], I'm probably giving it to Paulson. In fact, even before looking at your ratings, I may have given it to Dix (emp. added). He scored a lot, but also averaged almost 4 rebs a game, tons of assists and steals, and solid a/to ratio.
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I've never seen anybody in this room share with the rest of us the general consensus of the league's constituents as to how the league's acronym is pronounced. Is it "SLEE-ack" or "SLY-ack"?

I'd honestly like to know. I try to use the league pronunciations preferred by the people who are actual fans of the schools within that league ... although I admit that I have a devil of a time remembering to call the league up in the mitten "the Em Eye Double A," when everybody I know on this side of Lake Michigan calls it "the Em Eye A A."

I call it the Michigan conference, generally - its actually shorter to say that way.  Also, way, way back, I called the WIAC the "Wee-Ack" before I'd heard anyone say it out loud.  Then everyone seemed to call it the "Why-ack," so I went with that.  Now, it seems, I remember one of the WIAC head coaches saying "Wee-ack" lately.  Is that just to get under people's skin?
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^^^ Yes, the methodology seemed a bit limited. Stats achieved playing in The System seem harder to evaluate, though -- at least to me.

You'd think if its a conference award, though, its decided by people who watched games.  Some System players benefit from the System, but you can usually tell, by watching, who would also excel in a more traditional style of play.
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I've never seen anybody in this room share with the rest of us the general consensus of the league's constituents as to how the league's acronym is pronounced. Is it "SLEE-ack" or "SLY-ack"?

I'd honestly like to know. I try to use the league pronunciations preferred by the people who are actual fans of the schools within that league ... although I admit that I have a devil of a time remembering to call the league up in the mitten "the Em Eye Double A," when everybody I know on this side of Lake Michigan calls it "the Em Eye A A."
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Central Region / Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by WUPHF on Today at 09:11:10 am »
Johari Dix was on the second team in his final two seasons, right?

Right or wrong, it may mean that he was not up for consideration.

Also, I watched the interview and I cannot call it the sly-ack.
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Mid-Atlantic Region / Re: Landmark Conference
« Last post by NEPAFAN on Today at 09:03:19 am »
Scranton's roster is up.  No surprises:  all available returners are on it, as are the four announced newcomers.

Hopefully they'll be able to play this winter...

Thanks Tim,

Best case is January is that correct? Conference only? I assume no fans...
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Congratulations to Australia for doing such a splendid job of slowing the spread and saving lives.  These inconvenient policies seem to be paying off. 
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West Region football / Re: FB: Northwest Conference
« Last post by Bluenote on Yesterday at 11:32:29 pm »
I'll walk over to the new drive in theater and check it out.... wearing a mask of course.  8-)    .... and give you guys a report.
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West Region football / Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by OzJohnnie on Yesterday at 11:24:21 pm »
After 111 days of lockdown where Melbournites have only been allowed to leave their home for 1 or now 2 hours day for four approved reasons (food, permitted work, healthcare or caring for others) we are free at midnight tonight.  Can leave our house for as long as we like for any reason.  But still cannot leave the metro area - police block all roads into and out of the area and only permitted travelers may pass.

The total number of active CV in the entire state of 6.7 million people?  87.  Yes, 87 cases in the entire state and now the cordon loosens a little.  Retail shops and restaurants (10 people total inside, including staff - so nothing is opening) open on Wednesday.  Total deaths?  807.  Since March.  Average age?  88.

So this is hell.  What a disgrace.
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