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A really tough loss.

Kent State never got to the foul line in the fourth quarter. I don't think that happened in the entire conference season. KSU probably won 12 games this season because she made more foul shots than its opponents. They made one more (16 of 19 to Toledo's 15 of 19) Wednesday.

The Flashes scored only 7 points in the fourth quarter, four in the last eight minutes. A lot of it was very good Toledo defense, including two breakawayt steals.

Story is going up on the blog at http://wbbFlashes.co. About half of it is already posted

Starkey said, by the way, the the team is hoping for a WNIT bid and thinks it has a good chance. About six MAC teams made the WNIT last season, and the league is better this year.
03-08-2017 11:18 PM
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I was sitting a row behind the team and not to sound like sour grapes but the officiating crew left a lot to be desired. Jordan and Lurkin were hacked many times shooting under the basket and were held during their cuts to the basket. They were outplayed in the fourth quarter but if just some of the calls were made, the outcome would have been different. Kudos to the team and the success that they had this year.....
03-09-2017 07:23 AM
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I agree there were some fouls over looked but the same could be said when Toledo had the ball. This crew let them play which most of us like. The problem was we had a team that was used to getting 10+ more free throws. That was their formula for winning. They needed refs that call more fouls and they didn't get them.

I hope the AD decides to pay for a WNIT home game. That would probably clinch a berth for us. With a 93 RPI (probably a bit lower after the loss) and 128 teams making the NCAA and NIT we have a reasonable shot.
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03-09-2017 08:59 AM
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NIU played the whole game like they played the second half in the quarters and easily beat WMU.

Toledo used the same formula on Johana Smith as they did on Lurken and beat Buffalo. Not many fouls called in that game either although it was not as physical as the Kent game.

I'd really like to see CMU vs Toledo but NIU will have to do.
03-10-2017 04:09 PM
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Toledo won the other game 72-65.

NIU vs. Toledo at 11 a.m. Saturday for the title.
03-10-2017 05:28 PM
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Toledo, the team that knocked Kent State out of the MAC tournament in the quarterfinals, won the title with an 82-71 victory over Northern Illinois.

KSU lost to the Rockets 68-65 in the first round when it missed (it wasn't close) a three-point shot with a second to go. The Flashes came the closest of the three teams Toledo played.

NCAA bids are announced Monday. The WNIT field is announced within a few hours after that. Kent State has a very good chance of making the WNIT; five MAC teams made it last season. Six MAC teams, including Toledo and Kent State have an RPI under 100, which is sort of a cutoff.

Details on the game and more on postseason possibilities are on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com.
03-11-2017 05:57 PM
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There's also a 16 team WBI if all else fails. That means 144 schools go somewhere.
03-11-2017 07:23 PM
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I saw Starkey at the men's game tonight. He said things look pretty good. We'll know about 9 p.m. Monday.
03-11-2017 11:56 PM
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(03-11-2017 05:57 PM)cschierh Wrote:  Toledo, the team that knocked Kent State out of the MAC tournament in the quarterfinals, won the title with an 82-71 victory over Northern Illinois.

KSU lost to the Rockets 68-65 in the first round when it missed (it wasn't close) a three-point shot with a second to go. The Flashes came the closest of the three teams Toledo played.

NCAA bids are announced Monday. The WNIT field is announced within a few hours after that. Kent State has a very good chance of making the WNIT; five MAC teams made it last season. Six MAC teams, including Toledo and Kent State have an RPI under 100, which is sort of a cutoff.

Details on the game and more on postseason possibilities are on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com.
Thanks for the updates
03-12-2017 07:44 AM
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