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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #330 on: February 21, 2018, 03:03:21 pm »
The NCAA released the third set of women's basketball regional rankings with few changes from last week's version. This is the final set that we'll see before the Tournament bracket is released on Monday. Full list here: http://d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/women-regional-rankings-third

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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #331 on: March 01, 2018, 06:51:57 pm »


The Division III men's and women's national tournaments are set, teams are where they need to be, and practices underway. Now, it's just a matter of tipping off the games.

But before we tip them off, we need some final thoughts.

Tune in Thursday night to Hoopsville where Dave will talk to a number of guests about their programs and their chances in the NCAA tournament. You can't starting heading down the Road to Rochester or the Road to Salem without getting an idea of who may be joining you, either. Dave will give some insight on how some of the pods just may shake out as well.

Also, earlier in the day, Dave talked with Women's Basketball Nationall Committee chair Bobbi Morgan (also head coach at Haverford) and asked her a lot about the selection process and bracketing for this year's tournament. You can hear that special podcast here: http://bit.ly/2GUbfE0

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- Marc Brown & Sam Toney, New Jersey City men's coach and star player
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- Jeff Rogers, Berry men's coach
- Alex Richey, Oglethorpe women's coach (WBCA Center Court)
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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #332 on: December 13, 2018, 04:30:31 pm »


We've entered the part of the season when teams are either off the court for an extended period of time or they are still practicing and playing occasional games leading up to a break around Christmas. It is an odd time of the season. You look away one night and forget there is a big game happening. You try and focus in another night only to realize there isn't much to watch (if anything).

Some schools are still wrapping up finals as well!

These few weeks can also be challenging to teams. Staying fresh even though there could be up to a month between games. Staying focused, even though academics are a much higher priority that what's happening on the court. And staying healthy despite travel to different parts of the country or back home to be with family.

Thursday night on Hoopsville, Dave tries to work his way through the distractions to talk to a few teams all of which still have games this December and seem to be off to pretty good starts. We'll even hear from a student-athlete's perspective. How are finals, the holidays, and travel affecting these programs?

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- Charles Katsiaficas, Pomona-Pitzer men's coach
- Ron Rohn, Muhlenberg women's coach
- Madison Temple, No. 4 Thomas More Senior guard
- Matt Lewis, No. 6 UW-Oshkosh men's interim coach

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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #333 on: February 06, 2019, 02:40:24 pm »
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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #334 on: February 13, 2019, 02:54:35 pm »
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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #335 on: February 17, 2019, 05:05:51 pm »


It is now or never.

The last week of the Division III basketball regular season is here. Conferences will decide who will earn automatic bids to the NCAA Tournaments and teams try and position themselves for at-large bids, hosting opportunities, and bracketing considerations.

For teams who have been faltering, this is the last chance to right the ship. For programs which have underachieved, this is the last opportunity to live up to expectations. And of course for those with Cinderella dreams, this is the chance to try on the glass slipper.

Sunday's Hoopsville will cover it all in a special, extended, episode which for the first time (outside of Marathon programming) will feature a guest from each of the eight regions. We will also discuss which teams may be on the bubble, who has most likely secured at-large bid, and which teams need to win the AQs. Plus, we talk about how regions as we know it now could very well change in the future.

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Guests Schedule (order subject to change):
- Katherine Bixby, Johns Hopkins women's coach
- Jonathan Crosthwaite, Occidental men's senior
- Marc Brown, NJCU men's coach
- Justin LeBlanc, Millsaps women's coach
- Jamie Seward, SUNY New Paltz women's coach
- Marcos Echevarria, No. 17 Nichols men's senior
- Herman Carmichael, La Roches men's coach
- Klay Knueppel, Wisconsin Luthern women's coach
- Brad Bankston, ODAC Commissioner
- Pat Coleman & Ryan Scott, D3hoops.com (Bubble Talk)

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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #336 on: February 20, 2019, 03:02:20 pm »
The new NCAA Division III women's basketball regional rankings are posted: https://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2019/02/women-regional-rankings-third
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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #337 on: November 20, 2019, 11:03:03 pm »
Called the Gettysburg at McDaniel game tonight. Gettysburg is a solid unit. I like several of the players on the team. I will be interested to see how things progress. They have size, not surprisingly, but tempo can be challenging. But I would be shocked if they aren't battling for the top spot this season.

McDaniel is going to surprise people. New coach and a whole new system. They are deeper with at least two freshmen already playing key roles. This isn't the Green Terror unit of the last few years.
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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #338 on: November 20, 2019, 11:35:15 pm »
Called the Gettysburg at McDaniel game tonight. Gettysburg is a solid unit. I like several of the players on the team. I will be interested to see how things progress. They have size, not surprisingly, but tempo can be challenging. But I would be shocked if they aren't battling for the top spot this season.

McDaniel is going to surprise people. New coach and a whole new system. They are deeper with at least two freshmen already playing key roles. This isn't the Green Terror unit of the last few years.

 I have seen 3 of the players in AAU((Makenzie Tinner-15 pts & Olivia Matto  for Gburg) and Natalie Mehl(10 pts) for McDaniel). That Matto doesn't start means the players ahead of her must be pretty good.

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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #339 on: November 21, 2019, 01:46:55 pm »
I could see reason for Matto to start, but she seems pretty good coming off the bench. She was 1-4 in 14 minutes. I think she struggled a bit with the aggressive defense McDaniel was playing. A number of Bullets struggled with a team that is playing differently than they have seen the last few years.

Tinner is good and has gotten better, but she also struggled against Conroy (McDaniel freshman) at times. Tinner was best when a screen opened her up and she could get a quick turn to the basket once the ball got to her. She also was a bit more successful when Conroy was out of the game. Tinner got in foul trouble as well which didn't help. Tinner had 15 points on 6-8 shooting. She was at least smart to realize that if she didn't have the ability to attack the basket, she wasn't going to force it. But she also only had five rebounds - 2 on the offensive end.

Mehl is a solid player. Her first game out of the gates for McDaniel she led all scorers and was hot from beyond the arc. Last night she had her moments where she was hitting, missing, and forcing. She will find her place, but she is a great additional weapon outside and even mid-range for McDaniel to take pressure of Mondoro and others.

I am actually impressed that McDaniel got the likes of Mehl and Conroy after a few years of rough recruiting (good talent, but seemed to be missing better talent). Conroy gives them more size inside and takes the pressure of Storer who can transition to more of a 3 or 4. Conroy is also a very good shot blocker which she showed off against Gettysburg. And she can hit the occasional deep ball. Both are good passers as well and seem to see the court well.

When McDaniel was on and playing their offense well last night, they were tough to stop. When they hit the skids for eight minutes between the third and fourth quarters, they got out of their system and struggled. You could see the pressure of hitting a basket getting to them and they stopped doing what was working so well - especially ball movement. The ball got stuck in player's hands and they started trying to do things on their own in desperation. They had the same trouble to start the game, but worked out of it by getting to the free throw line and eventually starting hitting shots which they gained confidence out of - which also fed the defense. Gettysburg did a good job in the second half of eventually frustrating McDaniel into that lengthy no-field goals period. It came after McDaniel got it's biggest lead of the game which speaks volumes to Gettysburg figuring it out - and the coaching staff finding the combo. Most of that run to take the lead while McDaniel struggled was without any of the starters on the floor for the Bullets.
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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #340 on: November 21, 2019, 02:52:56 pm »
 I forgot that I also saw Gburg's Tori Yantsos many times(I was interested in 2 of her AAU teammates). She'll be an above-average player in the Centennial.

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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #341 on: November 21, 2019, 04:04:29 pm »
She's good. She got in foul trouble last night early again because of the up-tempo defense and a player control foul (I believe) that was easily avoidable (aren't they all? LOL). But Word and Ravenscroft also got in foul trouble early for similar reasons. Word has a habit of no longer moving her feet and trying to reach in especially in the paint on help defense. That was two or three of her fouls and nearly another few could have been called. Word actually picked up her third early in the second quarter and came back in with 4:30 left in the first half - did a decent job on defense while staying away from a four foul.

Anyway, Yantsos is good. Maybe a second teamer in the conference, though.
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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #342 on: February 06, 2020, 01:51:50 am »
The Division III basketball regular season has officially entered it's final month. Where has the time gone?

Seems like a perfect time to take a break for lunch. Chat about what is ahead and teams which have positioned themselves well to still be playing next month.

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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #343 on: February 12, 2020, 03:34:56 pm »
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Re: Centennial Conference
« Reply #344 on: February 19, 2020, 03:08:32 pm »
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