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1/6/2013 11:22 AM

caesari I hope your health issues are getting better.  Keep an eye open and I'm sure another team in the Heartland will come open sometime over the next few seasons.

1/6/2013 4:18 PM
Only conference I wanna be in :)
1/6/2013 6:04 PM
Something opens up every season.  You'll be back.  Root for us in the Challenge.  If you wanted to take the duties of preview/recap, I'm more than willing to relinquish those.  It might keep you in mix this season.
3/3/2013 4:17 PM
Bump, night 1 preview to come
3/3/2013 6:37 PM
#18 Rockhurst (2-1) -1 at #15 Queen's U (2-1):  The opening night of the Challenge has a couple of great matchups.  Unipanther takes the Rockhurst Hawks on the road to NC to visit muskies85's Queen's squad. 

Pre-season #4 Rockhurst dropped its opener on the road against S New Hampshire, followed by a pair of easy road victories against no one in particular.  But don't let the lack of resume fool you:  The Rock has some players.  Four players score in double-digits:  PFs Jack Fulmer & Allen Weaver, SF Conrad Inoue, and PG Bruce Jessup.  Rockhurst goes 12-deep, scoring 90 ppg.  The team averages 55% from the field, with only one player less than 50%.  They score in bunches. 

Queen's owns an impressive victory over Goldey-Beacom and a 2 point loss to West Georgia.  Bigmen Irving Bullard & George Batchelor lead the way for Queens, pouring in a collective 35 ppg.  Don't sleep on three-point threat Fred Molden.  Fred is 7 for 11 from deep on the young season. 

Queen's has some defenders that can lock down opponents in their man-to-man, having the advantage on ATH & DEF.  Rockhurst will have a speed & passing advantage, as well as more offensive skill.  The Rock will try to press the Queen's guards with their depth.

#3 Limestone (3-0) at #6 Valdosta St (3-0) -1:  How about this matchup?  Brianxavier takes Limestone to GA to battle alazer & Valdosta St. 

Limestone has been heavy favorites in their first three games, although they eeked out a one point victory at LIU, CW Post.  Limestone's attack is fairly balanced but SRs William "Willie" Nelson and Eric Avery lead the way with almost 23 ppg.  Limestone dominates opponents on the boards, enjoying an almost 9 rpg advantage. 

Perhaps we should rename alazer.  Aldavis might be more appropriate as Valdosta St has just won baby in their first three games.  SRs Wayne Pickering and Andrew Oliver barely crack double-digits, but pace Valdosta's balanced attack.  

Limestone appears to have plenty of advantages, but alazer has found a way this season.  Oddsmakers believe, making home-team Valdosta a one-point favorite.

3/3/2013 8:02 PM
2 fantastic matchups to start the Challenge.  GL to the CVAC!
3/4/2013 7:23 PM
Posted by davefilby on 3/3/2013 6:37:00 PM (view original):
#18 Rockhurst (2-1) -1 at #15 Queen's U (2-1):  The opening night of the Challenge has a couple of great matchups.  Unipanther takes the Rockhurst Hawks on the road to NC to visit muskies85's Queen's squad. 

Pre-season #4 Rockhurst dropped its opener on the road against S New Hampshire, followed by a pair of easy road victories against no one in particular.  But don't let the lack of resume fool you:  The Rock has some players.  Four players score in double-digits:  PFs Jack Fulmer & Allen Weaver, SF Conrad Inoue, and PG Bruce Jessup.  Rockhurst goes 12-deep, scoring 90 ppg.  The team averages 55% from the field, with only one player less than 50%.  They score in bunches. 

Queen's owns an impressive victory over Goldey-Beacom and a 2 point loss to West Georgia.  Bigmen Irving Bullard & George Batchelor lead the way for Queens, pouring in a collective 35 ppg.  Don't sleep on three-point threat Fred Molden.  Fred is 7 for 11 from deep on the young season. 

Queen's has some defenders that can lock down opponents in their man-to-man, having the advantage on ATH & DEF.  Rockhurst will have a speed & passing advantage, as well as more offensive skill.  The Rock will try to press the Queen's guards with their depth.

#3 Limestone (3-0) at #6 Valdosta St (3-0) -1:  How about this matchup?  Brianxavier takes Limestone to GA to battle alazer & Valdosta St. 

Limestone has been heavy favorites in their first three games, although they eeked out a one point victory at LIU, CW Post.  Limestone's attack is fairly balanced but SRs William "Willie" Nelson and Eric Avery lead the way with almost 23 ppg.  Limestone dominates opponents on the boards, enjoying an almost 9 rpg advantage. 

Perhaps we should rename alazer.  Aldavis might be more appropriate as Valdosta St has just won baby in their first three games.  SRs Wayne Pickering and Andrew Oliver barely crack double-digits, but pace Valdosta's balanced attack.  

Limestone appears to have plenty of advantages, but alazer has found a way this season.  Oddsmakers believe, making home-team Valdosta a one-point favorite.

Queen's U 80, Rockhurst 69:  After a back and forth first half, Queens closed out the half on a 20-11 run, providing 9 of the final 11 point margin.  Queens got points of some kind on 11 consecutive possessions, sparked by Bullard & Batchelor.  Rockhurst clawed back to take leads during the second half, but could only manage 3 points over the final 5:00 as Queens pulled away.  Bullard led all scorers with 23 points (and 8 boards), while 4 other players reached double-digits.  Even the non-scorers contributed, as Michael McCally came off the bench making like Michael Mutumbo with 6 blocks.   Samuel Pease led Rockhurst with 12.

Limestone 83, Valdosta St 57:  Alazer brought Valdosta out in a slowdown to start this one and....well....managed to keep the game within 26.  So much for the oddsmakers knowing ANYTHING, Limestone sent a message in this one.  This one was close for the first couple of minutes then it was off to the races for Limestone.  It's hard to say Valdosta played all that poorly, it's just that Limestone played so well.  For example, Limestone shot 56% from the floor, enjoyed a 14 rebound advantage, and turned the ball over only 6 times.  That's impressive, and that's how you blow out a team. 

CVAC enjoying a 2-0 lead, as usual.
3/4/2013 7:51 PM
Oklahoma Panhandle (3-1) -5 at St Andrews (1-3):  Khook19, in his first year, takes OkPan into yaklyn68's domain at St Andrews. 

After a 4-23 campaign a season ago, OkPan is off to a 3-1 start.  Khook19 relies on the backcourt duo of Rodney Ferguson and Jospeh Green to put points on the scoreboard, combining for 25 ppg.  OkPan's man-to-man defense is holding opponents to 38% shooting on the young season.

It's hard to tell how good St Andrews is this year.  Their lone victory was an OT win against a winless opponent, while the 3 losses come against foes with a combined 12-2 record.  Randy Carter is easily the team's leading scorer at 16.5 ppg. 

Oddsmakers like the resurgent Oklahoma Panhandle St, and their strong defensive advantage, by 5.

Lincoln (3-1) and Anderson (4-0) -2:  This a matchup of #11 seeds?  Detfirecat returns to the CVAC with Lincoln to face bscollier's Anderson team.

Lincoln's 3 wins have all been on the road, so that bodes well for detfirecat and and his JR scoring tandem of John Gipson and Clayton Tyksinski.  The two average almost 26 ppg.  Lincoln's press is forcing over 20 TOs per game and generating 12.5 steals. 

Anderson has been blowing out opponents this season by 25 ppg.  Lincoln will be the best team they've faced but bscollier has been taking care of business.  Who doesn't score for an Anderson team that averages over 90 ppg.  Dix, Vasquez, and Hodgins all reach double-digits. 

A special shout-out goes to bscollier.  Anderson is off to a 4-0 start, after 0-54 the prior two seasons. 
3/5/2013 9:08 AM
Posted by davefilby on 3/4/2013 7:51:00 PM (view original):
Oklahoma Panhandle (3-1) -5 at St Andrews (1-3):  Khook19, in his first year, takes OkPan into yaklyn68's domain at St Andrews. 

After a 4-23 campaign a season ago, OkPan is off to a 3-1 start.  Khook19 relies on the backcourt duo of Rodney Ferguson and Jospeh Green to put points on the scoreboard, combining for 25 ppg.  OkPan's man-to-man defense is holding opponents to 38% shooting on the young season.

It's hard to tell how good St Andrews is this year.  Their lone victory was an OT win against a winless opponent, while the 3 losses come against foes with a combined 12-2 record.  Randy Carter is easily the team's leading scorer at 16.5 ppg. 

Oddsmakers like the resurgent Oklahoma Panhandle St, and their strong defensive advantage, by 5.

Lincoln (3-1) and Anderson (4-0) -2:  This a matchup of #11 seeds?  Detfirecat returns to the CVAC with Lincoln to face bscollier's Anderson team.

Lincoln's 3 wins have all been on the road, so that bodes well for detfirecat and and his JR scoring tandem of John Gipson and Clayton Tyksinski.  The two average almost 26 ppg.  Lincoln's press is forcing over 20 TOs per game and generating 12.5 steals. 

Anderson has been blowing out opponents this season by 25 ppg.  Lincoln will be the best team they've faced but bscollier has been taking care of business.  Who doesn't score for an Anderson team that averages over 90 ppg.  Dix, Vasquez, and Hodgins all reach double-digits. 

A special shout-out goes to bscollier.  Anderson is off to a 4-0 start, after 0-54 the prior two seasons. 
Two good ones on night 2

St Andrews 54, Oklahoma Panhandle 51:  Both coaches came out in slowdown offenses and zone defenses.  St Andrews ground their way to a slim lead before half and never relinquished it.  OkPan played efficiently, shooting 50% from the floor and 46% from deep, but St Andrews had 3 more made free throws (8-of-11 versus only 5-of-10 for OK Pan) that proved the difference.  St Andrews' PFs Randy Carter and Michael Harper had 12 and 11 respectively for the winners, while guards Joseph Green and Rodney Ferguson had 14 and 13 for OkPan. 

Lincoln 64, Anderson 62:  talk about a contrast in styles.  The first game last night was a grind it out matchup between two zone teams.  Lincoln and Anderson feature two fullcourt press teams and the results, while extremely entertaining, were ugly (says the guy who coaches a press team of his own).

Anderson led for most of the way in this one, stretching the lead to double-digits during the first half.  Lincoln was dreadful in the opening 20 minutes:  33% from the field, 1-of-8 from three, and 5-of-14 from the free throw line.  Anderson scratched out a 6 point lead at half.  Anderson again took a double-digit lead early in the second half, when Lincoln slowly turned their rut into a groove.  Lincoln took the lead at 6:34 on a Sydney Haskins three-pointer and the teams went back and forth until the 3:38 mark when Anderson's Thomas Baugh hit a turnaround for a two point lead.  Other than a desperation 3 with time running out, that would be the last points scored by Anderson.

 Shooting percentages were in the mid 30s for both teams, and they combined to go 10-of-42 from deep (24%). 

CVAC 3, Heartland 1
3/6/2013 8:39 AM (edited)
#10 Lees-McRae (4-1)-3 at W Florida (5-0): Albatross1 and undefeated W Florida step up in class when they play host to deny and Lees-McRae.

After dropping the season opener at Adams St, dennyj's team had ripped off 4 straight including a win over ranked U of Indy. Only 9 eligible scholarship players makes the start all the more impressive. Everyone contributes for Lees with 6 players averaging at least 9 ppg, led by James Shipps' 14.

W Florida has a spotless record, albeit versus questionable competition. Wilson, Francisco, and Hazinsky all score at least 11ppg for the first year coach.

W Florida looks to be outgunned in this one, but you never know when your opponent only plays 9 players.

Drury (3-2) -1 at Mount Olive (2-3): Bentlie29 and wvufan76 lead Drury and Mount Olive in this compelling matchup

SR guard Ronald Bouchard runs the show for Drury with 11.6 ppg. Drury has been out rebounding opponents by more than 8 per game and only commits 14 fouls per contest.

Mount Olive truly embracing the concept of team basketball. No player averages double-digits enroute to 74 ppg. Olive does foul 26 times per game.

This visitor is a slim favorite. I hate to say it, but it wouldn't be surprising if free throws decided this one.

Drury's wins have not been against the competition the likes of Mount Olive



3/6/2013 8:55 AM
Posted by davefilby on 3/6/2013 8:39:00 AM (view original):
#10 Lees-McRae (4-1)-3 at W Florida (5-0): Albatross1 and undefeated W Florida step up in class when they play host to deny and Lees-McRae.

After dropping the season opener at Adams St, dennyj's team had ripped off 4 straight including a win over ranked U of Indy. Only 9 eligible scholarship players makes the start all the more impressive. Everyone contributes for Lees with 6 players averaging at least 9 ppg, led by James Shipps' 14.

W Florida has a spotless record, albeit versus questionable competition. Wilson, Francisco, and Hazinsky all score at least 11ppg for the first year coach.

W Florida looks to be outgunned in this one, but you never know when your opponent only plays 9 players.

Drury (3-2) -1 at Mount Olive (2-3): Bentlie29 and wvufan76 lead Drury and Mount Olive in this compelling matchup

SR guard Ronald Bouchard runs the show for Drury with 11.6 ppg. Drury has been out rebounding opponents by more than 8 per game and only commits 14 fouls per contest.

Mount Olive truly embracing the concept of team basketball. No player averages double-digits enroute to 74 ppg. Olive does foul 26 times per game.

This visitor is a slim favorite. I hate to say it, but it wouldn't be surprising if free throws decided this one.

Drury's wins have not been against the competition the likes of Mount Olive



Lees-McRae 62, W Florida 47:  W Florida's slowdown attack, work on the glass, and man-man-man defense gave ranked Lees-McRae fits in the first half.  W Florida enjoyed a 29-25 lead at the break on the strength of 14 points off turnovers and 6 second chance points.  Scott Francisco had 10 during the opening 20 minutes for W Florida.  But Francisco could only manage 3 points in the second half, as Lees-McRae turned their effort up to 11 after a halftime chewing by dennyj.  Lees-McRae outscored W Florida 37-18 in the second stanza, dominating both ends of the floor.  2nd half FG% sums it up best:  Lees-McRae 65%, W Florida 30%.  James Shipp was the player of the game with 11 points for Lees-McRae.

Drury 69, Mount Olive 54:  Drury proved the doubters wrong in this one with a convincing performance in a 15 point win.  Drury led wire to wire in this one, gradually building a lead throughout and pulling away late.  Drury made 11 more free throws than Mount Olive and had a nearly 2-to-1 rebounding advantage at 41-22.  Mount Olive was ice cold from deep, going 5 of 24.  Robert Gauke was player of the game for Drury with 13 points.

CVAC 4, Heartland 2
3/6/2013 5:49 PM

Montevallo (5-1) -1 at Barton (3-3):  Srook & Montevallo, winners of 5 straight, go to Wilson, NC to face jtmatt & Barton.

The Monte's triangle/press attack is led by PG Scott Foster and his 16.7 ppg.  Montevallo's big men have been effective this season, out-rebounding opponents by 7 per game and blocking almost 6 shots a contest. 

Barton's 3 losses are to opponents that are a combined 16-2, so they are better than their record indicates.  Their backcourt scores in bunches, with guards Raymond Vigil, George Battle, and Jesse Street all reaching double figures. 

Both teams press, this one figures to be a battle of attrition.  The team that wins the foul & free throw battle stands a good chance of winning this one.

#24 Coker (4-2) at St Edwards (5-1) pk:  Warshot & Coker take on St Eddies and funngun10 in this evenly matched contest.

Coker gets its buckets from the backcourt.  Lawrence Hoffman, James Springs, and Miroslav Wadzinski all fill it up for coach warshot.  They share the ball well, averaging over 20 assists per contest as a team.   

St Edwards has a potent inside-out attack, with bigmen Benjamin Dove & Mike Moler balancing the outside game of Kenneth Stonge & Donald Nilson.  St Edwards has outclassed the opposition this season, outscoring opponents by 16 ppg and averaging over 50% from the floor.

St Edwards hasn't played anyone near Coker's league yet this season.  But St Edwards has the athletic defenders to give any team fits.  This should be a good one.
 

3/7/2013 10:59 AM
Posted by davefilby on 3/6/2013 5:49:00 PM (view original):

Montevallo (5-1) -1 at Barton (3-3):  Srook & Montevallo, winners of 5 straight, go to Wilson, NC to face jtmatt & Barton.

The Monte's triangle/press attack is led by PG Scott Foster and his 16.7 ppg.  Montevallo's big men have been effective this season, out-rebounding opponents by 7 per game and blocking almost 6 shots a contest. 

Barton's 3 losses are to opponents that are a combined 16-2, so they are better than their record indicates.  Their backcourt scores in bunches, with guards Raymond Vigil, George Battle, and Jesse Street all reaching double figures. 

Both teams press, this one figures to be a battle of attrition.  The team that wins the foul & free throw battle stands a good chance of winning this one.

#24 Coker (4-2) at St Edwards (5-1) pk:  Warshot & Coker take on St Eddies and funngun10 in this evenly matched contest.

Coker gets its buckets from the backcourt.  Lawrence Hoffman, James Springs, and Miroslav Wadzinski all fill it up for coach warshot.  They share the ball well, averaging over 20 assists per contest as a team.   

St Edwards has a potent inside-out attack, with bigmen Benjamin Dove & Mike Moler balancing the outside game of Kenneth Stonge & Donald Nilson.  St Edwards has outclassed the opposition this season, outscoring opponents by 16 ppg and averaging over 50% from the floor.

St Edwards hasn't played anyone near Coker's league yet this season.  But St Edwards has the athletic defenders to give any team fits.  This should be a good one.
 

Barton 73, Montevallo 68:  Barton held a slim lead through much of this entertaining contest and Montevallo could never quite muster enough to take a second half lead.  Scott Foster had 21, but Montevallo's bigmen lost the battle of the boards.  Raymond Vigil and Jesse Street led Barton with a combined 29 points. 

St Edwards 79, Coker 66:  St Edwards used a dominant second half, marked by foul trouble for two of Coker's starters, to chalk up an impressive victory over formerly ranked Coker.  Mike Moler had 18 & 10, while Kenneth Stonge led St Edwards with 19 points.  As a team St Edwards went 18-of-26 (69%) in the 2nd half.  James Springs had a team-high 13 for Coker. 

After another split, CVAC 5, Heartland 3. 
 

3/7/2013 5:20 PM
I think this one might go down to the wire looking at the matchups. CVAC is favored to win in my eyes, but we are slim favorites. 
3/7/2013 8:10 PM
Glad I could do my part for the CVAC!
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