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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2018, 06:51:40 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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- Nate Davis, Gettysburg women's coach
- Jeff Rogers, Berry men's coach
- Alex Richey, Oglethorpe women's coach (WBCA Center Court)
- Dan Englestad, Southern Vermont men's coach
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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2018, 10:55:01 am »
The NCAA committee's lack of imagination never ceases to amaze me. Chicago squeaks into the NCAA field last year at 18-7, gets sent to a top 5-ranked St. Thomas site, beats Wartburg, then narrowly loses to UST in the final minute. This year, Chicago is a top 10 team with a 21-game winning streak, and the committee just lazily slots them right back in at top-10 ranked St. Thomas again, even as Chicago is the higher seed. The 4 teams in the pod could have just as easily been hosted by Chicago due to mileage, but the committee refused to have a 3rd central team host. That's fine if they don't get to host, but how about sending them literally anywhere except UST. Their reward for a great season was an equally crappy draw as last year. Lame.

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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2018, 02:18:42 pm »
The NCAA committee's lack of imagination never ceases to amaze me. Chicago squeaks into the NCAA field last year at 18-7, gets sent to a top 5-ranked St. Thomas site, beats Wartburg, then narrowly loses to UST in the final minute. This year, Chicago is a top 10 team with a 21-game winning streak, and the committee just lazily slots them right back in at top-10 ranked St. Thomas again, even as Chicago is the higher seed. The 4 teams in the pod could have just as easily been hosted by Chicago due to mileage, but the committee refused to have a 3rd central team host. That's fine if they don't get to host, but how about sending them literally anywhere except UST. Their reward for a great season was an equally crappy draw as last year. Lame.

There were only two or three people bracketing and they started after midnight. Rightly or wrongly, I think some of the problems came because there weren't enough eyes on the job, they didn't seem to practice bracket ahead of time, and they had already been working for ten hours on selections when they started the bracketing process.
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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2018, 03:03:29 pm »
That's eye opening!

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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2018, 03:13:47 pm »
That's eye opening!

Feel free to listen to the podcast with the NCAA committee chair we posted on Thursday's Hoopsville show page - recorded earlier that day... we talked to her about a lot of things like this.
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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 05:15:04 pm »


The Sectional Round games are here. Soon 16 teams on both the men's and women's brackets will be whittled to eight ... and before we know it just four will remain.

Who will advance, who will fall short of the final weekend, and who is best prepared? Hard to answer all of those questions, but on Thursday's edition of Hoopsville Dave will have plenty of guests who will give us their insight on their programs.

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- Brian Morehouse, No. 4 Hope women's coach (WBCA Center Court)
- Glenn Robinson, Franklin & Marshall men's coach
- Charlie Brock, Springfield men's coach
- Eric Bridgeland, No. 1 Whitman men's coach
- Jim Scheible, No. 16 Rochester women's coach

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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2018, 08:08:21 pm »
Gordon,
  Sorry that I missed u last nite in the Scranton press box; I had heard that u were going to be at Wartburg, so I didn't look u up even though I was only a few feet away. Enjoyed your commentary with Dean tonite during the sectional final.

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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2018, 08:35:07 pm »
Wow! Just looking at the Amherst box score: starters play whole game and hold Alex Leslie to 4 shot attempts and no points.

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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2018, 10:15:14 pm »
Congrats to Amherst, Wartburg, Thomas More and Bowdoin for making it to Rochester.

And congrats to those who vote in the women's top-25. All four teams are in the top five teams in the poll.

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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2018, 10:15:56 pm »
Thanks, Ronk. I love working with Dean.

I had a good time, even if the games were sort of duds.

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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2018, 10:33:28 pm »
Congrats to Amherst, Wartburg, Thomas More and Bowdoin for making it to Rochester.

And congrats to those who vote in the women's top-25. All four teams are in the top five teams in the poll.

The contrast with the men's FF could hardly be starker.  There the HIGHEST ranked team was #24, with three of them being unranked (one was the highest ranked ORV, but two of them received ZERO votes)! :o

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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2018, 11:14:21 pm »
Parity on the men's side is insane. It is starting to show up on the women's side, but not nearly as deep right now. :)
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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2018, 12:00:30 am »
Parity on the men's side is insane. It is starting to show up on the women's side, but not nearly as deep right now. :)
Unranked (not even receiving votes) ETBU erases a 54-36 deficit at 9:38 in the 4th to close to 61-59 with 2:00 to play.  Final #2 Wartburg wins 65-61 in the closest game in the Elite 8.

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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2018, 12:45:42 pm »
Parity on the men's side is insane. It is starting to show up on the women's side, but not nearly as deep right now. :)
Unranked (not even receiving votes) ETBU erases a 54-36 deficit at 9:38 in the 4th to close to 61-59 with 2:00 to play.  Final #2 Wartburg wins 65-61 in the closest game in the Elite 8.

Fun game to watch. There were a lot of fun games to watch this weekend including both of ETBU's.
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Re: 2018 NCAA tourney
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2018, 04:56:22 pm »


The Road to Rochester and Salem are nearly complete. Only thing left is to actually hit the road and get the teams, media, fans, and others to their respective championships.

It was a thrilling and, maybe, shocking Sectionals Weekend in Division III. For the women, quite a few exciting games, but four of the top five teams in the country advanced to the Championship Weekend.

Not so much on the men's side. Only one ranked team is headed to Salem. Two weren't even receiving votes in the last Top 25 poll. And two have never been to the final four. Only one host got out of their own gym by cutting down their own nets. It was crazy.

On Sunday night's episode of Hoopsville, Dave and guests try and break down what happened this weekend and what we might be able to expect in Rochester and Salem. Who came up big, who had the bounces go their way, and more. Guests from four of the eight teams will also discuss their roads and initial thoughts on knowing they are two wins away from a national championship.

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- Pat Juckem, No. 24 UW-Oshkosh men's coach
- Ashley Shibles, No. 5 Bowdoin women's coach
- Jeff Hans, No. 3 Thomas More women's coach
- Dale Wellman, Nebraska Wesleyan men's coach
- Ryan Scott, D3hoops.com Around the Nation columnist
- Pat Cunningham, Trinity (Texas) men's coach (NABC All-Star Game)

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