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Longest Home Winning Streak
« on: December 01, 2005, 12:51:09 am »
There was a thread about the longest home winning streak, but it must have gotten lost with the changeover...

So here's a new one!
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2005, 12:52:45 am »
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2005, 02:21:20 pm »
This is just a general comment about DIII winning streaks - I think DIII streaks are more impressive than DI streaks, because for most teams that have long winnging streaks, they include a few NCAA tournament games.  In DI a team may have a long streak, but never have to put the streak on the line in the Sweet 16, or for a chance to get to the final four.  Illinois Wesleyan used to have a good streak going, and for a long time their only loss in the Shirk Center was in the tournament - to the eventual national champion, so who knows how long it would have been.  And I know this is not a streak, but IWU's record in the Shirk Center is 135-12, which has included a few pretty nice streaks.
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006, 03:22:34 pm »
In 2000, the William Smith College Herons had an 80 game home win streak snapped by the St. Lawrence University Saints. It was the longest active home win streak in all of college hoops men and women at that time, and only eight games shy of the NCAA women's record.

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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2006, 12:26:04 pm »
York College (PA) currently has a 27-game home streak. Does anyone know if this is the longest active streak or is there another one that is longer?

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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006, 12:28:30 pm »

That's probably close.
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006, 05:22:58 pm »
That's just why I started the thread... to find long winning streaks!

UWSP lost their last home game, and their school record 28 game winning streak was snapped.
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2006, 12:14:42 am »
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lol point special! you could have left where it ended! :D

sorry about the loss of the winning streak... I know it's hard for former players to see their team performing less well than the team did when they were there  :-\
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2006, 12:45:09 am »
I've actually been impressed with how they've played this year... They're not where they need to be defensively, and they're far, far too dependant on 3 point shooting (no inside game at all) but, a team that plays 4 freshmen more than 16 minutes per game is a half game out of the conference lead!

And even though this is a down year for Point, the future sure looks bright!
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NCAA appearances: 2018, '15, '14, '13, '12, '11, '10, '09, '08, '07, '05, '04, '03, '00, 1997

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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2006, 08:54:39 am »

I didn't realize they were playing so many freshmen; I think you do indeed have some good things to look forward to.
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2006, 12:56:39 pm »
Yep... two seniors, one junior, a sophomore, and four freshmen are their top 8... Coach Semling has admitted that he perhaps has relied too heavily on these players, especially the upperclassmen (Senior Bauer, Junior Krull, and Sophomore Hicklin are all averaging 33.5+ minutes per game)... but with so many young kids, where's the depth going to come from?

Point was hurt by a few guys who decided not to come out this season... Mike Prey, who, along with Bauer spelled Kalsow and Maus throughout the season, decided not to come out for his senior year.  Brett Hirsh, who actually started 13 games as a redshirt Freshman two years ago and would have been a Junior started the year with the team but is no longer on the roster (I'm not at all sure what happened with this situation), and Brad Kalsow, younger brother of All-American Jason Kalsow decided to play football this season instead of basketball.

Many had Prey and B. Kalsow penciled in as starters for this season.  From purely a defensive point of view, these guys had been with the program for 4 years and one year, respectively... but they had experience, and they'd played in college games.  This can't be understated.

To their credit, UWSP's freshmen have played quite remarkably.  Pete Rortvedt has started all 19 games, is averaging 10.2 pts/game, and is hitting on 46% of this 3 pt. attempts, which is 4th in the conference.  UWSP also leads the country in free-throw percentage.  That's huge.  This team also doesn't beat themselves... they're leading the conference, averaging just 10.6 TO's per game.  That's just a half a TO/game more than last year's team.

The difference is the defense.  Last year's Point defense lead the country, giving up just 59.6 pts/game.  This year, they're holding teams to 65.4 pts/game.  Is that bad?  No, it's 64th in the country.  But it's 7th in conference.  And when you realize that 5 of Point's 7 losses have been by 6 points or less, then it REALLY makes a difference...!

Another major difference from the teams of the past (and not just the last two years... the rememberable past, 10-15+ years) Point has always had a credible inside presence.  Thise does not exist this year.  Point was 10th in the country in field goal percentage, and lots of that had to do with the outside/inside give and take (and that Jason Kalsow and Eric Maus and crew were great around the basket).  This year they're averaging 45%... again, not bad, but it's 5th in conference, and not even in the top 100 nationally.  If you take 50 shots per game, that's an extra 2-3 makes per game... that's between 4-9 points per game.  Suddenly, they're in 6 of the 7 games for sure, and possibly in all 7!  But Point doesn't have this credible threat... The only player that posts with any regularity is Krull, who's just a stud, at 6'4", he's quick enough that you have to guard him with a guard, but he can post and make something happen against smaller players. 

This is great against non-conference opponents, however, who's biggest guys are 6'5"... but in the WIAC, there are two teams with 7 footers, and the norm is post men in the 6'7" to 6'8" range... even Jonny Krull can't make a living against guys like that.

All told, like I said, I've been very happily surprized with how this team has done.  I just wish that they had a true inside presence... then we might be comparing this team to the Point teams of the last few years.
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2006, 12:58:45 pm »

Well, I guess two national championships helps recruiting just a little bit.
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2006, 05:01:15 pm »
The numbers aren't too large yet, being the first season, but the Devos Center is currently undefeated for both Hope's men and women. Albion men visit on Saturday the 4th and the women have Calvin at home still, but the new digs have been friendly so far.

They must have brought in that UnderArmor guy for a lockerroom cheer of "we must protect this house!"
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2006, 05:06:25 pm »

It would be pretty interesting to know the longest home win streak to open a new facility.
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Re: Longest Home Winning Streak
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2006, 12:10:43 pm »
Hope men survived their last tough regular season home test. I believe that's 13-0 in the DeVos for them now.

Additional information gained just word of mouth (the website isn't good for verifying JV information) at Saturday's game that apparently when the men's and women's JVs have played their home games in the DeVos (it isn't every home game), neither of them have lost. The building has yet to see defeat thus far.
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