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RE: 2019-20 women's basketball
Will the MAC get a second NCAA bid again this year? Most likely that will happen only if Ohio is upset in the MAC tournament. If we are to be a legit two-bid league (that is, two bids even with no upset in the conference tournament), Kent State has as good a chance as anyone to be that second team. However, that would require beating at least one of your Big Ten foes and probably running the non-conference table on everyone else.
11-01-2019 05:56 AM
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To show you how wide open the league is, Hustle Belt just ranked KSU eighth in its preseason power rankings. Cdentral Michigan was ranked secon, with Toledo and Northern Illinois tied for third. The Rockets were third in the West in the coaches' poll.

Hustle Belt said KSU's rebounding was suspect -- which it may be. It lost its top two from 2018-19 — 6-4 center Merissa Barber-Smith and four-year guard Alexa Golden. I wouldn't be surprised if the Flashes' top two rebounders were freshmen -- 6-2 forward Nila Blackford from Louisville, Kentucky, and 5-11 guard Katie Shumate from Newark, Ohio. Blackford led KSU in scoring and rebounding in its scrimmage against Pittsburgh last weekend.

As to Dwight's post above, he's right on. The Flashes — or any MAC team — probably need a marquee win to get the league a second bid to the NCAA tournament.

Here's the Hustle Belt ranking: https://www.hustlebelt.com/2019/11/3/209...l-college.
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11-03-2019 10:54 PM
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Megan Carter hit a floater with 0.2 seconds to go Tuesday to give the Flashes a 77-75 victory over Duquesne in their season opener.

The Flashes had trailed by as many as 13 before rallying with 53.8% shooting in the second half.

Five KSU players scored in double figures, led by Lindsay Thall's 22. Freshman Katie Shumate had 17 in her first college game. Carter and Asiah Dingle had 12 and Nila Blackford 11.

Story is on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com.
11-06-2019 12:31 AM
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Next for the women is a Saturday game at Youngstown State, which routed Canisius 87-59 on Tuesday.

Canisius is not a good team and hasn't had a winning season since 2008-09. Youngstown State, on the other had, has averaged 18 wins a year over the last five years.

But Kent State has beaten YSU all three years Starkey has been head coach. Last year the Flashes clobbered Youngstown 62-34 in Kent in perhaps their best game of the season. YSU went on to a 22-10 season and made the WNIT.

KSU will be looking to extend the excellent play it showed in the second half of its 77-75 win over Duquesne Tuesday, when the Flashes shot 54% from the field and made five of six 3-pointers. They even outrebounded the Dukes 17-15 after being beaten on the boards 29-13 in the first half.

The game is at 1 p.m. and on ESPN3. Full preview is on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com.
11-08-2019 01:15 AM
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After beating Duquesne on a last-second shot Tuesday, the women needed overtime to beat Youngstown State 81-73 Saturday.

They were two very big wins, both on the road and both over good mid-majors that won a combined 41 games last season.

For the second straight game, it took a fourth-quarter rally to get the Flashes on track. KSU trailed Youngstown by seven going into the fourth quarter, then outscored them 34-19 in the last quarter and overtime.

Five Kent State players scored in double figures again. Megan Carter and Asiah Dingle had 18 each and Lindsay Thall 10, including two fouls shots that tied the game at the end of regulation.

Freshman Katie Shumate had 16 points and eight rebounds. In two games she's had 33 points and played almost 80 minutes.

Freshman Nila Blackford had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. lIn two games, she's had 25 points and 19 rebounds.

Full story with quotes from Dingle and Starkey is on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com.[/i]
11-09-2019 06:22 PM
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(10-16-2019 11:08 PM)cschierh Wrote:  I forgot to post here a note from earlier in the week.

The team has a verbal commitment from 6-3 Lexi Jackson of suburban Pittsburgh. She averaged 16 points and 18 rebounds last season. In one game, she had a triple double of 37 points, 16 rebounds and 11 blocks. She was third-team all-Pennsylvania and was the tallest player on any of the three teams.

The team also has a verbal from Casey Santoro, a two-time first-team all-state player from Bellevue. She's also two-time district player of the year, going into her senior season. She averaged 22 points a game last season, including a 40-point game where she hit 10 three-point shots.

The team has a third commitment from a 6-4 post player from Ohio. But I'm told she isn't much for social media, and I get names from Twitter posts from the player or her AAU team when they announce it.

Coaches can't talk about recruits until signing day, which is Nov. 13.

A 6-4 and a 6-3 recruit, along 6-4 Indiana transfer Linsey Marchese, would give the team the biggest set of post players I can remember. Marchese has to sit out this season because of NCAA transfer rules.

More is at http://wbbflashes.com.

Yep, here comes 11/13/19 in 2 days. Poole, Brinlee, & Carter are the 3 seniors on this years team. I wonder if Poole will be able to return from injury and have a solid year or if her knee injury will linger all season? Another great projected recruiting class by Starkey/staff. Next season will be all of his players. Will only be 2 seniors next season unless they get a grad transfer (Eibel & Smith, neither play much).
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(11-09-2019 06:22 PM)cschierh Wrote:  After beating Duquesne on a last-second shot Tuesday, the women needed overtime to beat Youngstown State 81-73 Saturday.

They were two very big wins, both on the road and both over good mid-majors that won a combined 41 games last season.

For the second straight game, it took a fourth-quarter rally to get the Flashes on track. KSU trailed Youngstown by seven going into the fourth quarter, then outscored them 34-19 in the last quarter and overtime.

Five Kent State players scored in double figures again. Megan Carter and Asiah Dingle had 18 each and Lindsay Thall 10, including two fouls shots that tied the game at the end of regulation.

Freshman Katie Shumate had 16 points and eight rebounds. In two games she's had 33 points and played almost 80 minutes.

Freshman Nila Blackford had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. lIn two games, she's had 25 points and 19 rebounds.

Full story with quotes from Dingle and Starkey is on the blog at http://wbbflashes.com.[/i]

Glad they could win both games while their freshmen and others are learning on the fly.
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