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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6990 on: March 11, 2018, 12:30:20 am »
Recapping:

This game started out with Whitman shooters having great looking 3 point attempts go half way down and come out (Jack Stewart in particular had 3-4). Shots Whitman is happy with him taking all day everyday. It was like the rim have a lid over it. What should have been a tie game turned into a quick 15 pt deficit.

Then you had Nebraska Wesleyan just go nuts. Give them credit though. They were throwing darts over the smaller whitman players in the press. And then  they took advantage of the opportunities that they had. They got a layup or a wide-open three all night. Yes they were completely on fire, but youíre also going to shoot a pretty high percentage when youíre shooting a layup from 1 foot away from the rim or a wide-open three.   

I think the length of this Nebraska Wesleyan team had a lot to do with tonightís game.  Whitman missed a ton of early steals by an inch. I kept thinking they were just getting unlucky. Then it happened 10 more times. It was their length. Nebraska Weslyan didnít turn the ball over very much, Whitman really relies on this.

Isnít it crazy how Nebraska Wesleyan beat Platteville at the buzzer to get into the elite 8. Whitman beat Stevens Point by 10 and 13 this year, but it wasnít close at all. Platteville and Stevens point duked it out in the same conference.  And Nebraska Weslyan just puts a 30 point whipping on Whitman.

I honestly donít know what would happen if these two teams played 10 times. I would be curious


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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6991 on: March 11, 2018, 12:29:04 pm »
Congrats to Whitman on the great season.

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6992 on: March 11, 2018, 12:49:22 pm »
Recapping:

This game started out with Whitman shooters having great looking 3 point attempts go half way down and come out (Jack Stewart in particular had 3-4). Shots Whitman is happy with him taking all day everyday. It was like the rim have a lid over it. What should have been a tie game turned into a quick 15 pt deficit.

Then you had Nebraska Wesleyan just go nuts. Give them credit though. They were throwing darts over the smaller whitman players in the press. And then  they took advantage of the opportunities that they had. They got a layup or a wide-open three all night. Yes they were completely on fire, but youíre also going to shoot a pretty high percentage when youíre shooting a layup from 1 foot away from the rim or a wide-open three.   

I think the length of this Nebraska Wesleyan team had a lot to do with tonightís game.  Whitman missed a ton of early steals by an inch. I kept thinking they were just getting unlucky. Then it happened 10 more times. It was their length. Nebraska Weslyan didnít turn the ball over very much, Whitman really relies on this.

Isnít it crazy how Nebraska Wesleyan beat Platteville at the buzzer to get into the elite 8. Whitman beat Stevens Point by 10 and 13 this year, but it wasnít close at all. Platteville and Stevens point duked it out in the same conference.  And Nebraska Weslyan just puts a 30 point whipping on Whitman.

I honestly donít know what would happen if these two teams played 10 times. I would be curious

It is amazing how matchups can change games in ways hard to see on paper. That is one of the biggest reasons I am actually not a fan of point-spreads as an indication of a team's strength (or lack of strength). One game with different matchups throws everything out the window. Seen it far too many times.

I will say I would love to see them play a series, because I am not sure NWU could shoot that well every game. Not a knock on them, but not many teams can consistently shoot 68% from the floor. LOL

Good season by Whitman. They and several others next year come back fully loaded. May actually create an upper tier we haven't had in quite some time.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6993 on: March 12, 2018, 12:27:29 am »
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This game started out with Whitman shooters having great looking 3 point attempts go half way down and come out

So they missed a lot of threes.

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Whitman missed a ton of early steals by an inch.

A miss is as good as a mile. So they weren't getting steals.

I did not watch the game.
Thanks for the follow-up,
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6994 on: March 12, 2018, 10:37:23 am »
Probably Whitworth's best team had a game against Wooster in the elite 8 (on Wooster's home court) where they had shots like that. I know A Buc remembers. It was like Wooster had a string above the rim that a student in the rafters could pull on and yank the ball back up out of the net. Very frustrating, especially since 1-2 of those falling could have meant a trip to the final 4. Not sure if its any less painful when it happens in a 30 point loss.

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6995 on: March 12, 2018, 11:32:48 am »
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6996 on: March 12, 2018, 12:02:28 pm »
Probably Whitworth's best team had a game against Wooster in the elite 8 (on Wooster's home court) where they had shots like that. I know A Buc remembers. It was like Wooster had a string above the rim that a student in the rafters could pull on and yank the ball back up out of the net. Very frustrating, especially since 1-2 of those falling could have meant a trip to the final 4. Not sure if its any less painful when it happens in a 30 point loss.

Perhaps it's no less painful, but it's a lot less relevant.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6997 on: March 13, 2018, 01:53:00 pm »
I haven't been over here in awhile, so I'm sure it's been discussed...are Wiggins and Harrison returning next season for Whitman?
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6998 on: March 13, 2018, 05:52:50 pm »
I haven't been over here in awhile, so I'm sure it's been discussed...are Wiggins and Harrison returning next season for Whitman?

We haven't been told otherwise.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6999 on: March 14, 2018, 02:05:06 pm »
I haven't been over here in awhile, so I'm sure it's been discussed...are Wiggins and Harrison returning next season for Whitman?

We haven't been told otherwise.

That is what we have been told is the hope/plan.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7000 on: March 14, 2018, 07:15:21 pm »
I haven't been over here in awhile, so I'm sure it's been discussed...are Wiggins and Harrison returning next season for Whitman?

We haven't been told otherwise.

That is what we have been told is the hope/plan.

They've been on the bench and with the team every time I've watch Whitman games this year.  I don't believe they were part of senior day (although I could be wrong).  I think they're planning to be back.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7001 on: March 20, 2018, 11:55:20 am »
It seems that in the locker room at Platteville before the Whitman game, NWU Coach Dale Wellman wrote a message on the board;

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7003 on: April 19, 2018, 07:41:24 am »
I always thought UPS played an up-tempo style, but apparently the coach just implemented the new system this past year.

http://www.loggerathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/releases/20180404rg28b0

It will be interesting if Coach Lunt will take that to Pacific and if UPS will continue with this new style.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #7004 on: April 19, 2018, 09:58:10 pm »
I always thought UPS played an up-tempo style, but apparently the coach just implemented the new system this past year.

http://www.loggerathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/releases/20180404rg28b0

It will be interesting if Coach Lunt will take that to Pacific and if UPS will continue with this new style.

My guess is he does. He canít keep up with Whitworth and Whitman in terms of recruiting, so he found a gimmick to try and beat em with inferior talent. It had about the same effect in Tacoma as it does in Iowa, you give some teams trouble with worse players and beat some people you shouldnít but ultimately canít beat the big boys with any sort of consistency. He wonít necessarily get better basketball players at Pacific so I donít see why he abandons it.