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2019 NCAA Tournament
« on: February 06, 2019, 02:38:56 pm »
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 02:52:58 pm »
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 05:05:24 pm »


It is now or never.

The last week of the Division III basketball regular season is here. Conferences will decide who will earn automatic bids to the NCAA Tournaments and teams try and position themselves for at-large bids, hosting opportunities, and bracketing considerations.

For teams who have been faltering, this is the last chance to right the ship. For programs which have underachieved, this is the last opportunity to live up to expectations. And of course for those with Cinderella dreams, this is the chance to try on the glass slipper.

Sunday's Hoopsville will cover it all in a special, extended, episode which for the first time (outside of Marathon programming) will feature a guest from each of the eight regions. We will also discuss which teams may be on the bubble, who has most likely secured at-large bid, and which teams need to win the AQs. Plus, we talk about how regions as we know it now could very well change in the future.

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the WBCA/NABC Studio. Sunday's show will hit the air at 6:00 p.m. ET. It can be watched live right here: http://bit.ly/2EeG5ZE (and simulcast on Facebook Live and Periscope).

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Guests Schedule (order subject to change):
- Katherine Bixby, Johns Hopkins women's coach
- Jonathan Crosthwaite, Occidental men's senior
- Marc Brown, NJCU men's coach
- Justin LeBlanc, Millsaps women's coach
- Jamie Seward, SUNY New Paltz women's coach
- Marcos Echevarria, No. 17 Nichols men's senior
- Herman Carmichael, La Roches men's coach
- Klay Knueppel, Wisconsin Luthern women's coach
- Brad Bankston, ODAC Commissioner
- Pat Coleman & Ryan Scott, D3hoops.com (Bubble Talk)

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 02:59:54 pm »
The new NCAA Division III women's basketball regional rankings are posted: https://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2019/02/women-regional-rankings-third
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 01:47:26 pm »


There are just days left in the regular season and conference tournaments are in full throat. And those vying to get into the NCAA Tournament are already sitting on the proverbial "bubble."

There are two ways to keep dancing in March, either win the conference automatic qualifier (i.e. tournament in most cases) or hope one's resume is good enough to be selected. However, with upsets in conference tournaments come some nervous times for those needing the at-large avenue.

Some teams are already on the bubble, but are they in trouble?

On Thursday's Hoopsville, Dave brings in guests who either have already lost or may need to win. We also enjoy the thrill of victory. And hear from a coach in charge of off-season workouts and practices at her institution. What goes into such a job as most teams start to make the transition to next season.

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If you have questions about Division III basketball, feel free to send them and we will answer them on a the show. Email them to dave.mchugh@d3sports.com or use any of the social media options to the right.

Guests Schedule (order subject to change):
- Cameron Hill, Trinity (Texas) women's coach
- Kristin Karat, Cedar Crest women's coach & Assistant Director for Athletic Performance (WBCA Center Court)
- Jeff Brown, Middlebury men's coach

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 04:09:42 pm »


This is it! The regular season is over. The conference titles have been handed out and 86 teams know they will be playing next week in the NCAA Division III men's and women's Championship Tournaments!

However, 42 slots need to be filled. Which programs have best positioned themselves to selected to play for a national title?

It is the biggest show of the year. Bubble teams watch anxiously. Rivals watch wondering if their rivals will make the event. Others watch because ... this is one of the best nights of the entire season.

Tune in a special episode of Hoopsville where we will make our mock selections of who will be in and who will be left out of the DIII national tournaments. Our teams of experts will make the picks using the same criteria the national committees consider.

Plus, hear, one last time before the brackets are announced, from the national committee chairs who discuss how this year's rankings and process have worked out. And hear from some teams who have already punched their tickets to the tournaments - many for the first time in program history!

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the WBCA/NABC Studio. Sunday's special will hit the air at 6:00 p.m. ET right here: http://bit.ly/2XuWjWa (or via Facebook Live or Periscope simulcasts).

If you have questions about Division III basketball, feel free to send them and we will answer them on a the show. Email them to dave.mchugh@d3sports.com or use any of the social media options below.

Guests Schedule (order subject to change):
- John Alesi, Baruch men's coach
- Sam Atkinson, Men's National Committee Chair (Gallaudet Associate Director for Communications)
- Russ Phillips, Alfred men's coach
- Bill Curley, Emerson men's coach
- Karin Harvey, Women's National Committee Chair (Montclair State women's coach)
- Rayne Reber, Rosemont women's coach
- Lyle Jones, Bethany Lutheran women's coach

Men's Mock Selections Team:
- Ryan Scott, D3hoops.com
- Bob Quillman, IWUHoops.com
- Michael Blaine, Medaille men's coach

Women's Mock Selections Team:
- Gordon Mann, D3hoops.com
- BJ Spigelmyer, DeSales Sports Information Director
- James Wagner, CSAC Assistant Commissioner

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2019, 02:10:55 am »
I'd switch Amherst and Messiah in your projected bracket so that 2(Amherst,Bowdoin) of the 4 top teams in the nation wouldn't meet before the Final 4.

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 02:35:38 am »
I'd switch Amherst and Messiah in your projected bracket so that 2(Amherst,Bowdoin) of the 4 top teams in the nation wouldn't meet before the Final 4.

Parity was our first priority, then geography took over.  It was one of the tougher brackets I've ever done.  Switching those pods would mean likely an extra flight the second weekend.  We originally had the Amherst and DeSales pods switched, but thought the competitive balance was better this way.  Not ideal, for sure, but this particular field was really tough to bracket.

We had IWU hosting instead of DePauw, but we literally could not make that work with the 500 mile radius.  Really tough year.  I do not envy the committee working on this one.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 08:29:38 am »
I'd switch Amherst and Messiah in your projected bracket so that 2(Amherst,Bowdoin) of the 4 top teams in the nation wouldn't meet before the Final 4.

Parity was our first priority, then geography took over.  It was one of the tougher brackets I've ever done.  Switching those pods would mean likely an extra flight the second weekend.  We originally had the Amherst and DeSales pods switched, but thought the competitive balance was better this way.  Not ideal, for sure, but this particular field was really tough to bracket.

We had IWU hosting instead of DePauw, but we literally could not make that work with the 500 mile radius.  Really tough year.  I do not envy the committee working on this one.

 I didn't mean to switch the pods, but just the teams(Amherst for Messiah and v/v) within those pods.

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 09:12:15 am »
I'd switch Amherst and Messiah in your projected bracket so that 2(Amherst,Bowdoin) of the 4 top teams in the nation wouldn't meet before the Final 4.

Parity was our first priority, then geography took over.  It was one of the tougher brackets I've ever done.  Switching those pods would mean likely an extra flight the second weekend.  We originally had the Amherst and DeSales pods switched, but thought the competitive balance was better this way.  Not ideal, for sure, but this particular field was really tough to bracket.

We had IWU hosting instead of DePauw, but we literally could not make that work with the 500 mile radius.  Really tough year.  I do not envy the committee working on this one.

 I didn't mean to switch the pods, but just the teams(Amherst for Messiah and v/v) within those pods.

Here's a dirty little secret the committee had to deal with and we don't: our games don't actually get played.  When we're looking at potential second weekends, we really only pay attention to the hosts.  Messiah ti Trine is under 500 miles - that's why they're in that spot.  Amherst would have to fly to a second weekend, most likely.  At some point, geography is the determiner over parity.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 10:37:54 am »
Interesting mock selections last night.

I noticed that when both St Joe's Maine and Chicago were on the table in mock round 3-- Chicago got the pick immediately.  How much weight did you give to the common opponent on both their resumes-- Husson?  St Joe's beat Husson by 11 up in Bangor, Maine-- while Husson beat Chicago by 5 on a neutral floor in Nashville, TN.

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 10:42:10 am »
Given the gap between the teams in other criteria, we think Chicago would go first though ultimately it wouldn't matter.

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 11:28:51 am »
Figured I'd start a topic for this year's tournament because there's posts in last year's tourney thread and selection is today and zomg it's confusing.

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2019, 04:29:10 pm »
The name of the other tournament thread can also be changed ... we do it all the time.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2019, 12:16:54 pm »
It can be but our practice is to start a new one for each season.
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