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RE: Laughable College Basketball Scores - 2017/18 Week 3
It's not a score (yet at least), but Miami's opponent tonight is kinda laughable: Midway University, an NAIA school in the second year of program history as the college only started admitting men last year.
11-29-2017 06:46 PM
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(11-29-2017 06:46 PM)Love and Honor Wrote:  It's not a score (yet at least), but Miami's opponent tonight is kinda laughable: Midway University, an NAIA school in the second year of program history as the college only started admitting men last year.

It will no doubt be a blowout. But here's the backstory on NAIA DII Midway: There was an NAIA DI school in the Mid-South conference called St Catherine's (KY) that ran into funding difficulty when the Education Department under the Obama administration accused them of poor performance amid reviews of for-profit schools - St Catherine's is nonprofit - and cut off federal grants and loans. The charges were without foundation and nothing else came of it, except St Catherine's went bankrupt in the meantime. They got royally screwed.

In steps Midway, who were already planning to go coed and add men's athletics in a year or so anyway, and they offered nearly the entire men's athletics department - coaches and athletes - spots at Midway. The only sport that didn't migrate was wrestling, which ended up at Bellarmine under similar arrangements.

So it may appear that this is a brand new program, but it has roots in another existing program. It's ended up being a really great thing for everyone. You can feel good about rooting for this David against Goliath.
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UMass 66
Quinnipiac 68
Final

A10 hits keep on coming.
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UCONN with an exciting hard fought, come from behind overtime win against Columbia tonight. Way to show those Ivy's who's boss
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(11-29-2017 09:34 PM)mactough Wrote:  UCONN with an exciting hard fought, come from behind overtime win against Columbia tonight. Way to show those Ivy's who's boss

I actually am not too surprised. I think you're going to see some hangover type of games from teams who played in the PK80 tourney. That was so unusually intense.

Also, Columbia has had some close games this year vs pretty good teams....
Nova 15 points
Penn St 14 points

at the end of the day in the RPI it'll look the same.
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(11-29-2017 09:39 PM)stever20 Wrote:  
(11-29-2017 09:34 PM)mactough Wrote:  UCONN with an exciting hard fought, come from behind overtime win against Columbia tonight. Way to show those Ivy's who's boss

I actually am not too surprised. I think you're going to see some hangover type of games from teams who played in the PK80 tourney. That was so unusually intense.

Also, Columbia has had some close games this year vs pretty good teams....
Nova 15 points
Penn St 14 points

at the end of the day in the RPI it'll look the same.

That may be true for some teams but when you lose the final two games by 20 and 35 points, I don't consider it all that intense. Also Columbia losing a couple of games by 15 and 14 points is a lot different than losing a game you were winning nearly wire to wire, at times by double digits. It may look the same in the RPI but to anybody with an objective eye it looks like a bad basketball team.
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(11-29-2017 09:14 PM)stever20 Wrote:  UMass 66
Quinnipiac 68
Final

A10 hits keep on coming.

The A10 was due to have a down year because of coaching changes, player graduations, etc. Unfortunately URI, St. Bonaventure and St. Joe’s have all had their top player injured and those schools were numbers 1 - 3 in the pre-season conference poll. It’s really been the perfect storm of bad luck for the A10. The absence of the stability that Xavier and Temple provided is catching up with the A10 as well.

Regarding UMass, they lost seven (I think) players from last year’s team. They were picked 11th in the pre-season poll. The loss to Quinnipiac isn’t too surprising. The Minutemen are a bad and very inexperienced team.
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(11-29-2017 09:49 PM)LostInSpace Wrote:  
(11-29-2017 09:14 PM)stever20 Wrote:  UMass 66
Quinnipiac 68
Final

A10 hits keep on coming.

The A10 was due to have a down year because of coaching changes, player graduations, etc. Unfortunately URI, St. Bonaventure and St. Joe’s have all had their top player injured and those schools were numbers 1 - 3 in the pre-season conference poll. It’s really been the perfect storm of bad luck for the A10. The absence of the stability that Xavier and Temple provided is catching up with the A10 as well.

Regarding UMass, they lost seven (I think) players from last year’s team. They were picked 11th in the pre-season poll. The loss to Quinnipiac isn’t too surprising. The Minutemen are a bad and very inexperienced team.

Quinnipiac finished 8th in the MAAC last year. They were projected to finish last in the MAAC this year. This was an upset.

The conference just is not that good.
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(11-29-2017 09:14 PM)stever20 Wrote:  UMass 66
Quinnipiac 68
Final

A10 hits keep on coming.

And UMass turned down the MAC because they thought it was beneath their basketball program...
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(11-29-2017 09:57 PM)stever20 Wrote:  
(11-29-2017 09:49 PM)LostInSpace Wrote:  
(11-29-2017 09:14 PM)stever20 Wrote:  UMass 66
Quinnipiac 68
Final

A10 hits keep on coming.

The A10 was due to have a down year because of coaching changes, player graduations, etc. Unfortunately URI, St. Bonaventure and St. Joe’s have all had their top player injured and those schools were numbers 1 - 3 in the pre-season conference poll. It’s really been the perfect storm of bad luck for the A10. The absence of the stability that Xavier and Temple provided is catching up with the A10 as well.

Regarding UMass, they lost seven (I think) players from last year’s team. They were picked 11th in the pre-season poll. The loss to Quinnipiac isn’t too surprising. The Minutemen are a bad and very inexperienced team.

Quinnipiac finished 8th in the MAAC last year. They were projected to finish last in the MAAC this year. This was an upset.

The conference just is not that good.

I fully expect the A10 to be a one bid conference. I thought they would have been a two bid conference before the injury bug hit the top teams in the conference. The A10 is so bad this year that LaSalle may do something they’ve never done in the 22 years they’ve been in the conference. They might actually win it.
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