I am starting this new topic to partially discuss U. New England's accomplishments this season in the TCCC. Feel free to talk about other teams who have done well in the TCCC, such as Endicott and others.
First thing first
Congratulations to Coach Anthony Ewing on being named the TCCC Coach of the Year this season for his accomplishments in leading the U. New England to the #1 seed in the TCCC and for his big non-conference wins this season. Coach Ewing was Brandeis's former Associate Head Coach with Carol Simon before he took the job at the University of New England, and he has done a great job leading his team to being 2 wins away from qualifying for the NCAAs.
I hope that he finishes the job this week and wins the TCCC tournament. He has Salve Regina on Thursday, and then should he win that game, U New England will more likely have a home rematch with Endicott in Saturday's title game. Endicott is favored to beat Regis (MA) in the other semifinal on Thursday, and the Gulls are the top threat to U New England's ultimate goal on winning the TCCC automatic bid.
U New England is not currently regionally ranked in the Northeast, and I don't anticipate U. New England breaking into the top 6 in the Northeast in today's regional rankings so they will have to win the TCCC tournament this week to get in, but here is their tournament resume.
In-region record as of 2/24: 20-5 .800 regional percentage
OWP as of 2/21 is .566 (#52 in DIII according to D3Hoops.com calculations)
OOWP as of 2/21 is .524
SOS is .552
Record vs regionally ranked opponents as of the 2/24 regional rankings is 1-2
Win vs S. Maine (#9 Northeast as of 2/24 rankings)
Losses to Bowdoin and Colby
Out of conference loss to non-regionally ranked Keene State
Brandeis and Bates are not regionally ranked as of the 2/14 regional rankings.
TCCC is traditionally not a power conference in DIII women's hoop, so traditionally only 1 team from the TCCC gets into the NCAAs.
Note: Updated to reflect this week's regional ranking results.