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Re: Empire Eight
« Reply #510 on: December 16, 2014, 03:25:13 pm »
So I'm going to make a gripe.

How in the world is a 6-1 Ithaca behind an 8-2 Rochester in the hoops poll?

The Bombers absolutely WAXED Rochester at Rochester. They led 18-3 five minutes in and the game never got closer than 7. They led by 20 points midway through the second half. This early in the season, a wire-to-wire domination like that on the road should carry a lot of weight.

Ithaca's loss to JC at home obviously keeps them from the being in the top 25, and I know Rochester's schedule has been better than Ithaca's. But again, this wasn't some back and forth game that could have gone either way. If you're trailing by 20 points in the second half on your home floor, it's a little hard to justify that you're better than the team that handily beat you.

Actually...Massey says Ithaca has played the stronger schedule so far this season (38 vs. 108 to date; 156 vs. 32 going forward). I can only say that maybe the pollsters are thinking (appropriately) of an entire body of work, not just one head to head game. 

If Ithaca has a better record against a tougher schedule and the H2H win, what part of the body of work places Rochester ahead?

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Re: Empire Eight
« Reply #511 on: December 16, 2014, 03:28:51 pm »
So I'm going to make a gripe.

How in the world is a 6-1 Ithaca behind an 8-2 Rochester in the hoops poll?

The Bombers absolutely WAXED Rochester at Rochester. They led 18-3 five minutes in and the game never got closer than 7. They led by 20 points midway through the second half. This early in the season, a wire-to-wire domination like that on the road should carry a lot of weight.

Ithaca's loss to JC at home obviously keeps them from the being in the top 25, and I know Rochester's schedule has been better than Ithaca's. But again, this wasn't some back and forth game that could have gone either way. If you're trailing by 20 points in the second half on your home floor, it's a little hard to justify that you're better than the team that handily beat you.

Actually...Massey says Ithaca has played the stronger schedule so far this season (38 vs. 108 to date; 156 vs. 32 going forward). I can only say that maybe the pollsters are thinking (appropriately) of an entire body of work, not just one head to head game. 

If Ithaca has a better record against a tougher schedule and the H2H win, what part of the body of work places Rochester ahead?

None.... ergo my headache comment.

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« Reply #512 on: January 19, 2015, 04:47:32 pm »
Ithaca is the early front-runner in the E8, as the Bombers are now 5-0 in conference, running their regular-season record in conference since the 2009-10 season to an astounding 75-4.

Still, this Ithaca team doesn't feel like some of the others that have made strong NCAA showings. Three double-digit losses, and not a lot of good wins. There were some major losses to graduation last year, so perhaps this is natural. But it seems like a bit of a down year

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Re: Empire Eight
« Reply #513 on: January 21, 2015, 06:31:53 pm »
I know Hartwick lost their coach, but how do they look so far??  Is Stevens better than average??  Any other teams in the E-8 even semi-decent??
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« Reply #514 on: January 22, 2015, 09:38:17 am »
I know nothing about SOS outside of Ithaca, but Stevens is 12-2, Fisher's 11-4, and Naz is 9-3.

Considering that in 2011-12, there was an 11-14 team in the conference tournament, I'll take it

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« Reply #515 on: February 10, 2015, 03:36:08 pm »
Some credit to the E8 is in order I think.

Ithaca is 17-4. Stevens is 17-2, and has lost only to Ithaca and 17th-ranked Salisbury, and Fisher is 15-5. No one is in the Top 25, but I think there's a little more depth in the conference, at least in the top 4.

The conference tournament should be interesting and may give some bubble teams a chance to pick up a win or two. Nice change from years where we saw 12-13/11-14 teams making the tournament.

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« Reply #516 on: February 10, 2015, 10:33:56 pm »
Looks like Stevens/Ithaca on Saturday is for the regular season title.  I'd give the slight edge to Ithaca since the Bombers already beat them in Hoboken and now get them at home, but definitely a fun game to keep tabs on.
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« Reply #517 on: February 11, 2015, 10:07:17 am »
Looks like Stevens/Ithaca on Saturday is for the regular season title.  I'd give the slight edge to Ithaca since the Bombers already beat them in Hoboken and now get them at home, but definitely a fun game to keep tabs on.

Yeah, Ithaca-Stevens games are always interesting. I think there's more riding on IC for this one, as they could use another quality on their resume


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« Reply #518 on: March 02, 2015, 09:37:11 am »
D3 hoops projects three E8 teams in the tournament. Quite the showing.

Ithaca-Fisher played one of the best games in E8 history on Saturday, with the Cardinals earning an 86-84 overtime victory. Mary Kate Cusak of SJF had what might have been the best shooting performance I've ever seen, scoring 41 points and hitting eight three pointers. There were six ties and 13 lead changes. Just a fantastic game all the way around

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Re: Empire Eight
« Reply #519 on: November 29, 2015, 02:02:34 pm »
Hoopsville returns from the Thanksgiving break with plenty to cover.

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Re: Empire Eight
« Reply #520 on: January 14, 2016, 03:36:13 pm »
As the basketball spins... there continue to be incredible stories around Division III as we get further into conference schedules. Teams leading conferences that no one suspected, programs finding success with alums at the helm, and Division III making national headlines but not for the obvious reasons. Tonight on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks to those still proving people wrong as the season enters the second half.

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Re: Empire Eight
« Reply #521 on: January 28, 2016, 06:19:23 pm »
There are several turning points during the Division III basketball season and we have arrived at yet another. The time in the season when many conferences start heading into the second half of round-robin play.

Thursday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh talks to some of the teams who are leading their conferences after the first half of play and looking to keep up their mometum. Some have also emerged as an unexpected frontrunner - a theme of the season so far. McHugh also talks to a coach who has one of the more interesting coaching challenges in the country - leading a service academy program with height, practice time, and other restrictions.

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Re: Empire Eight
« Reply #522 on: February 03, 2016, 04:55:28 pm »
For the third consecutive year, Hoopsville will air for 12 hours as the regular season enters the final four weeks. Dave McHugh will chat with coaches, administrators, student-athletes, and others involved in Division III basketball from around the country. Other guests will include those who have Division III roots or appreciate the division and the game along with the student-athletes who play the sport.

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Here is the guest list as we speak. All times are Eastern and subject to change. Additional guests to be added if and when necessary:
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1:40pmMaureen WebsterClarkson (WBB)
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7:20pmAaron GallettaLasell (MBB)
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Re: Empire Eight
« Reply #523 on: February 10, 2016, 02:35:57 pm »
Alright, folks -- the NCAA's first women's basketball regional rankings are posted. Check out the full list from D3hoops.com:
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Re: Empire Eight
« Reply #524 on: December 18, 2016, 03:54:27 pm »
The holiday break for some teams has started and for others is about to begin. Where does everyone stand? What have we learned as we finish the first "half" of the season? On Sunday's edition of Hoopsville, Dave talks to some teams who are making waves early and takes the pulse of the season so far.

It is also the First Semester Finale of Hoopsville which will be off the air for the holidays returning on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

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Guests include (in order of appearance):
- Veronica Nolt, Elizabethtown women's coach
- Dan Raymond, Ithaca women's coach
- Marc Brown, New Jersey City men's coach
- Other guests to be determined

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