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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #150 on: November 28, 2005, 10:55:23 pm »
MC 77 HPU 68

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #151 on: November 29, 2005, 12:04:00 am »
ETBU 76  TLU 59  ETBU is 4-0 heading into the HSU and MCM.  Guess we will find out what the Tigers have next week.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #152 on: November 29, 2005, 05:38:22 pm »
I'm surprised at the HPU loss.  This should prove to be an exciting season right up to the conference tournament.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #153 on: November 30, 2005, 06:57:18 am »
Paint, I think that I would have been surprised by a loss to MC in Brownwood.  Clinton is a tough road trip.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #154 on: November 30, 2005, 01:13:57 pm »
They just weren't focused it seems.  Gave up too many 2nd chance points and missed 16 of 30 free throws.  That will lose a game every time.  They'll come back strong this weekend for sure. 

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #155 on: November 30, 2005, 02:53:21 pm »
Or maybe, just maybe, MC is a better team.  I agree with Ralph, a loss at home would have been the real surprise.  We'll see how things "play out."

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #156 on: November 30, 2005, 03:03:04 pm »
They aren't a better team they just played better that day. 

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #157 on: November 30, 2005, 10:04:52 pm »
MC is always tough at home. They have Lacey Pallmorez-Kennedy back. So HSU jumps 7 spots and Mcm loses points in the polls. That proves polls aren't nada.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #158 on: November 30, 2005, 11:33:58 pm »
matalk, I think we see 2 different poll dynamics operating.

For HSU, they are in the Top 25 and are now floating up.  It takes a win over a superior team for a school to jump much out of the poll pecking order.  What usually happens is that a higher ranked team will lose and then drop 4-10 spots.  HSU and the others will float up to fill that vacuum.

For McMurry, we have been out of the polls consistently since 2000.  We are on the radar screen and are undefeated.  As the ranks of the undefeated dwindle, we will hang around with the other RV's (Receiving Votes and Winnebago is the name of an Indian tribe  ;) )  until we demonstrate our ability to warrant a "Top 25", like beating HSU.

HSU is in the Top 25 because of reputation.  They have not done much to lose the reputation of being a quality program.  Even 2003 Champion Trinity and the 2005 playoff team HPU are receiving fewer votes than McMurry.  2005 national runner-up Randolph-Macon lost at home to #13 Springfield and fell 8 slots.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #159 on: December 01, 2005, 11:22:46 am »
Of course the polls mean nothing at this time of the year.  Yes you like them if your in them,  but  ETBU and McMurry will have their chance.  Perhaps tonight.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #160 on: December 01, 2005, 02:49:59 pm »
They aren't a better team they just played better that day. 

Dballa, on what grounds do you make that claim?

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #161 on: December 01, 2005, 04:19:51 pm »
Reputation does seem to be propelling the HSU women, at least a little.  Scores against common opponents thus far would lead one to believe that McM might indeed have the inside track in the ASC West this year--at least thus far.
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #162 on: December 01, 2005, 04:54:59 pm »
So I should think they are better because they've won 1 game out of the last 5 against HPU and after HPU had a long trip to NY, then a holiday break, then a trip to LC then on to MC right after that?  If both teams make the ASC tourney and MC beats HPU there I will say they are the better team.

HPU gave up 14 2nd chance points to only 4 for themselves and missed 16 free throws.  They beat themselves by missing free throws and not rebounding.  Don't worry that will be fixed.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #163 on: December 01, 2005, 07:16:59 pm »
Dec 1

Half:

HSU  44

ETBU 37
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #164 on: December 01, 2005, 08:11:04 pm »
Final:  (Per Gametracker)

HSU  83

ETBU 63

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