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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #75 on: February 28, 2019, 01:05:45 pm »
My recollection is you're an NWC fan.

The conference has had multiple teams in the tournament frequently, but there wasn't a good case to be made for Whitman or Puget Sound to make the tournament this year.

Puget Sound lost to at-large contenders that were left out of the tournament (Trinity) and Whitman lost two out of three to Puget Sound and George Fox. Plus those games against non-D3 schools are killers in the NCAA's criteria, though I understand the geographic and budget limitations that drive them. With those limitations, the NWC teams either need to be a little lucky in who they draw in holiday tournaments (i.e. it was the wrong year to draw Bethel or Williams) or win more than 20 games to compensate for opponents like Multnomah Bible and Evergreen State.

Now, if you want to complain about hosting opportunities, that's still legit this year.

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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #76 on: February 28, 2019, 05:38:15 pm »
I'm a SCIAC fan.  We will try harder.
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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #77 on: February 28, 2019, 05:57:29 pm »
Ahhh.

I would've liked to see two SCIAC teams too. :)

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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #78 on: March 01, 2019, 09:44:19 pm »
Bit of a mixed bag for the Liberty League teams.

Vassar gets overwhelmed by SUNY-Geneseo in the 4th quarter for a blowout.  RIT loses on a tough buzzer beater by Baldwin Wallace.  Ithaca meanwhile gets a massive 3rd quarter and coasts (somewhat) comfortably to a win over SUNY-Poly.

Have a feeling Ithaca is going to need to get firing a little sooner tomorrow in facing St. Joseph's (that was a pretty bad first quarter from both teams), but I think they do have that in them.

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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #79 on: March 04, 2019, 11:32:13 am »
IC's women's team continues to impress. Over the past 10 years:

--Nine 20-win seasons
--Eight trips to the NCAAs
--Seven trips to the second round
--Three trips to the third round

Dan Raymond's program is just consistently excellent. 

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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #80 on: March 04, 2019, 12:24:42 pm »
 Coach Raymond is out-recruiting me.  :(  3 of his current starters and 1 coming in next year.

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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #81 on: March 04, 2019, 01:34:24 pm »
ronk....maybe your “recruit list” should be held closer to your chest? :)
My daughter works in Ithaca and lives nearby.  Lots of Amherst alums in the area.  A former one was the head of Ithaca HS.  Area sends a lot of talented athletes to the Nescac.  A number of years ago there was a guard on the WBB from Cortland.  Her parents were associated with Cortland Un.
Anyway, good luck with your school’s “ purple and white” dressed WBB team in the sweet 16.  Do not let the Tufts Jumbos push your team at Scranton.  Oh yes, HC of WBB at Amherst likes your list too.

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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2019, 01:54:34 pm »
ronk....maybe your “recruit list” should be held closer to your chest? :)
My daughter works in Ithaca and lives nearby.  Lots of Amherst alums in the area.  A former one was the head of Ithaca HS.  Area sends a lot of talented athletes to the Nescac.  A number of years ago there was a guard on the WBB from Cortland.  Her parents were associated with Cortland Un.
Anyway, good luck with your school’s “ purple and white” dressed WBB team in the sweet 16.  Do not let the Tufts Jumbos push your team at Scranton.  Oh yes, HC of WBB at Amherst likes your list too.

 As does Tufts - 1 starter, 3 reserves, 1 incoming; Amherst has 3 starters, 1 incoming from northern VA.

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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #83 on: February 12, 2020, 03:36:17 pm »
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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #84 on: February 13, 2020, 05:00:14 pm »


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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #85 on: February 24, 2020, 08:21:24 am »
Have to think the Bombers are strong favorites to win the LL auto-bid the way they are playing right now. Avenged both conference losses with blowout wins over St. Lawrence and RPI, and just took out 2nd-place Vassar by 19.

And although Pool C bids are always scarce, hopefully, Ithaca has done enough to be in good position for an At-large bid (Although Cortland beating New Paltz would have helped there) even if they falter.

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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #86 on: February 24, 2020, 10:10:58 am »
Yup. Looks like they are peaking at the right now.

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Re: Liberty League
« Reply #87 on: February 26, 2020, 02:24:28 pm »
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