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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6915 on: January 30, 2019, 01:48:03 pm »


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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6916 on: February 04, 2019, 07:41:40 am »
nice weekend....
fords handle dickinson decisively
ursinus in a three way tie for first place

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6917 on: February 04, 2019, 06:55:31 pm »
Coming down the home stretch and there are three teams with a chance at hosting the tournament (I guess there's a way for the Mules to win the conference but if that happens it deserves a much longer post). Take a quick look:

JHU-  (Opp Conf Win% 58.9)
@Swat
Ursinus
@ F&M
Haverford

Swat- (44.6%)
JHU
@Dickinson
@Haverford
McDaniel

Ursinus- (55.3%)
Wash
@ JHU
Mules
F&M


Hopkins has the toughest remaining schedule but also has a chance to sweep both of the other teams. Ursinus gets three of their last games at home but a 4-2 record at home isn't super flashy. Swat has the game against McD to finish at home which is nice. But Dickinson and Haverford would LOVE to play spoiler at home. What a fun end to the season, anyone could end up the regular season champions!

Points of Interest:
- Only one team in the last six years has hosted the conf tournament and won it- Swarthmore, two years ago.
- F&M has not missed a conference tournament since the 2007-08 season (I think that's right)
-F&M hosted the tournament for 5 straight years 2009-2014, no one else has won the regular season championship more than two times in a row (Swat could three-peat this year)

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6918 on: February 05, 2019, 10:52:24 am »
nice weekend....
fords handle dickinson decisively
ursinus in a three way tie for first place

I would add to that the Patriot's Super Bowl win.  I think that will stir up the Eagle's nest.

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6919 on: February 05, 2019, 05:01:30 pm »
nice weekend....
fords handle dickinson decisively
ursinus in a three way tie for first place

I would add to that the Patriot's Super Bowl win.  I think that will stir up the Eagle's nest.

Sweeter the victory for the Eagles. Go Birds!

Last year's Super Bowl was so much more of an entertaining game.

This year's.......Sucked!!!!!
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6920 on: February 05, 2019, 07:54:24 pm »
Mailsy,

Depends on where you sit.  Pats 13 Rams 3.  Eagles not even mentioned. Sounds like the Pats won to me. ;D

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6921 on: February 06, 2019, 04:17:10 pm »
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6922 on: February 11, 2019, 05:02:30 pm »
Last week of the regular season. This has been a great year for competitive games up and down (mostly, sorry McD and Gburg) the conference. F&M has a doozy of a final week playing both Ursinus and JHU so they have to really lock in to keep that fifth spot for the playoffs.

Anyone have any thoughts on COY, POY, FOY, DPOY or all-conference teams? It is always fun to hear other people's opinion since I only catch a few games and have some thoughts but maybe I missed someone, or saw a player when they had an off night.


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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6923 on: February 11, 2019, 08:11:21 pm »
I don't have thoughts on all of the awards but in my opinion:
POY/DPOY: Zac O'Dell Swat
FOY: Dan Gaines Muhlenberg
1st Team All Conference: O'Dell
Michael Gardner Johns Hopkins
Eric Williams Ursinus
Joe Scibelli Haverford
Ryan McTamney Ursinus

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6924 on: February 12, 2019, 07:35:22 am »
I don't have thoughts on all of the awards but in my opinion:
POY/DPOY: Zac O'Dell Swat
FOY: Dan Gaines Muhlenberg
1st Team All Conference: O'Dell
Michael Gardner Johns Hopkins
Eric Williams Ursinus
Joe Scibelli Haverford
Ryan McTamney Ursinus

What are your thoughts on Kupa from F&M - I only saw the one game in person, but he seems like a real future star to me; certainly one of the more talented players in the league.
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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6925 on: February 12, 2019, 12:18:14 pm »
I agree about Kupa. I think he is one of the top wing defenders in the league with room to grow as he gets smarter, right now he is playing on instinct and he is still really good. His shot is a little up and down and he does well in Robinson's strict offense but makes some poor decisions when it breaks down or he is in transition. But those are only tiny points for a guy who has handled a lot for his first year and kept the Dips in a lot of games. I think he has a real chance at Freshman of the Year.

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6926 on: February 12, 2019, 02:05:42 pm »
I believe Kupa is a sophomore. I like him, although maybe not as much as some. I agree that he is streaky offensively and while I think he has a lot of talent as a defender, a lot of the "selling calls" that he engages in isn't my thing. The guy on F&M that I really like is the big kid Ravetz. I think he's really talented, just doesn't always get a chance to show it.

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6927 on: February 12, 2019, 05:36:19 pm »
You're right, I forget because he was behind those guards last year.

Three years ago, because of injuries, F&M went to the McGrath/Sylka lineup and it worked so they have never gone back to the days of two towers out there, tough for a big to get a ton of touches because of it. Some other players who should get some consideration but probably aren't first-teamers are:
 Vila from JHU
Shafer and Wiley from Swat (Harkins?)
Turkson from Haverford
Gnias from Mules
McGrath from F&M
Washington from McDaniel was a stud scoring the ball early on but I think he has faded

Any precedent for Delaney as an Honorable Mention? he was doing so well in the first half of the season.

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6928 on: February 12, 2019, 11:44:35 pm »
I know player of the year rightfully goes to someone on a winning team, but i think a case can be made for scibelli being the best player in the league this year. remarkable year given his injury last season. haverford lost by 2 to swat and o'dell and scibelli played each other even.

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Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Reply #6929 on: February 13, 2019, 01:03:21 am »
Points and Rebounds aren't the only factors to determine a POY. Scibelli is a great player, and he has recovered from his injury (i thought it was two years ago) to be a strong candidate for First Team. But a good player on a mediocre team gets every play called for him and a ton of touches. Doing the most with fewer touches and getting stops on D against basically all five positions is a good recipe.

Now, knowing my luck Joe will have a great game tomorrow and you will "show me" but I know what I see on the court and I know what the numbers say.

Scibelli- 22.7% Usage, .916 Points/Poss (68th percentile), 49.4 TS%, gives up .919 PPP on D (37th percentile)

ODell-  14.5% Usage,  1.03 PPP (88th percentile) 63.3 TS%, give up .747 PPP (78th percentile)