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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:39 am

Happy Thanksgiving:

Horizon:
No Horizon teams in action today. After a 3-19 start against D1 teams, the Horizon is up to 18-28, good for a #17 conference ranking from Sagarin, and #18 using the old RPI formula. We're ahead of the Summit and behind the MAC. Not the old days, but a lot better than last year's low 20s rankings.

Non-Conference Titan Opponents:
#4 Virginia 66, Dayton 59. Virginia's defense is so good, I'm convinced that opposing team's fans start leaving once the Cavaliers take a 3 or 4 point lead. "We'll never catch up." But Dayton (4-1) looked good tonight in defeat and will be a handful for the Titans in less than two weeks.

Butler 84, Middle Tennessee State 53. Butler (4-1) bounces back from it's loss to Dayton.

Other Games that might be of interest:
#11 Michigan State 87, #17 UCLA 67. Spartans sent a message tonight: they're a team to be reckoned with. State led by 25 at the half.

#6 Nevada 96, Tulsa 86. When I was a kid, it seemed like there was always some non-major power (we didn't call them mid-majors back then) crashing the top 5: Davidson, or Jacksonville, or New Mexico State, etc. Pretty rare nowadays. Go Nevada (5-0)!

Texas 92, #7 North Carolina 89. A very interesting game to watch. Freshman Coby White had 33 for Carolina (5-1), but Kerwin Roach countered with 32 for the Longhorns (5-0).

#14 Florida State 81, UAB 63. A schedule of Mercer, New Orleans, and West Alabama didn't prepare UAB (3-1) for top 25 competition.
#19 LSU 67, Charleston 55.
#25 Wisconsin 78, Oklahoma 58. D'mitrik Trice hit 7 consecutive threes and finished with 25 points. Ethan Happ added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Badgers (5-0).

Villanova 83, Canisius 56.

Mid Major Win of the Day:
Fresno State 78, Northwestern 59.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:22 am

Friday, November 23

Horizon
The Horizon had another good night, with only CSU's predictable loss at Ohio State marring the evening.

Oakland 77, James Madison 69. Oakland's been waiting for for years for 6-11 Brad Brechting to have a big game, and he finally did today, with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists, all career highs. Xavier Hill-Maas continued his strong play with 16 points, and freshman point guard Braden Norris stepped up with 12 points and 5 assists on a perfect shooting night (3-3 from the field, 4-4 from the line). Norris was starting because for the second straight game, Oakland (2-2) was without it's regular point guard, Brailen Neely, as well as #3 scorer Kamari Newman and top rebounder James Beck, who are apparently being punished for what Kampe has called "issues." James Madison was led by Stuckey Moseley, a Toledo transfer, with 25 points. The Dukes are now 4-2, though two of the wins are over non-D1 teams.

#23 Ohio State 89, Cleveland State 62. CSU kept it reasonably close for a half, but a 10-1 Buckeye run to start to the second half pretty much finished the Vikings off. Stefan Kenic had 13 points for the Vikings (2-4).

IUPUI 68, St. Francis (NY) 48. Camron Justice led IUPUI (3-2) with 17.

Milwaukee 79, Albany 70. With 5 minutes to play, Milwaukee broke open a tie game with a 90 second, 10-0 run. Grad transfer Jacob Wright had his first big game as a Panther, making 7 of 9 three pointers and finishing with 23 points. DeAndre Abram added 13 points and 12 rebounds, including 5 points in the crucial, game-breaking run. The win was Milwaukee's 2nd in a row after opening the season with 4 losses. Albany is 2-4.

Non-Conference Titan Opponents
Western Michigan 85, Southern 70. Seth Dugan had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Broncos (4-2). Southern is 0-5.

Butler 61, Florida 54. If it helps you feel better about the Titans, the three teams that have beaten us have a combined record of 14-4. Butler is 5-1 after tonight's hard-fought win, led by Kamar Baldwin, with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Oklahoma 65, Dayton 54. Oklahoma (5-1) held Dayton's leading scorer, Josh Cunningham, to 5 points, and pulled away in the final 5 minutes.

Kent State 77, Vanderbilt 75. Kent State (5-1) never trailed this game after the first 40 seconds. They built the lead to as many as 13, and though Vanderbilt (4-1) came back three time to tie it, each time the Flashes answered. The Commissioner loves teams that make their free throws, and Kent iced the win by making 9 of 10 in the final 40 seconds. Inkster's Jalen Walker led Kent State with 22 points.


Some Other Games not featuring Jermaine Jackson, Jr.
#9 Michigan 83, Chattanooga 55. UM (6-0) dominant against outmanned Chattanooga (2-5).

#11 Michigan State 78, Texas 68. Texas (5-1) was pretty awesome for the first 15 minutes, opening up a 19 point lead at one point, but MSU (5-1) finally went to work, and just had more talent. The Spartans didn't play their best, winning despite 24 turnovers. But they shot well (including 60% from three) and, after the opening minutes, played very tough defense. Joshua Langford led the effort with 29 points, including 5 of 6 threes.

#2 Kansas 87, #5 Tennessee 81 (OT). I think a lot of people had doubts about whether Tennessee merited its lofty ranking. The Vols erased those doubts despite losing. For Kansas, Dedric Lawson had 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists, including 8 points in the OT.

#4 Virginia 53, #25 Wisconsin 46. The slow meet the slower. Ethan Happ had 22 points and 15 rebounds, but it wasn't enough for Wisconsin (5-1).
#6 Nevada 110, Massachusetts 87.
#7 North Carolina 94, #17 UCLA 78. UCLA led by 11 early and 5 at the half, but Carolina beat 'em 34-16 over the final 13 minutes.
#10 Kentucky 77, Tennessee State 62.
#14 Florida State 79, #19 LSU 76. A tense, close game, start to finish. The Seminoles (5-0) forced OT on a bucket by Trent Forrest with 2 seconds left, then won it on a three pointer by Mfiondu Kabengele with 2 seconds left in the extra period. LSU drops to 5-1.

#24 Purdue 84, Robert Morris 46. Nobody talks about Horizon expansion any more--almost certainly because the league is not half the attractive suitor it was 5 years ago. But Bob Morris, a school often discussed as an expansion target, isn't as pretty a catch as it was 5 years ago either, after 3 consecutive losing seasons, so who knows.

Marquette 77, Louisville 74 (OT). Markus Howard had 18 points in the second half and OT as Marquette rallied from a halftime deficit.
Indiana 76, UC-Davis 62. UC Davis, just 1-6, led at the half, and the Hoosiers (5-1) didn't take the lead for good until under 6 minutes were left.
Villanova 77, Oklahoma State 58.
Memphis 71, Canisius 63. Tubby Smith's 21-win season and NCAA championship resume wasn't enough for Memphis fans, so they brought in Anfernee Hardaway. So far, the results are so-so: the Tigers lost (badly) to Oklahoma State, and also to LSU; their wins over Tennessee Tech, Yale, and Canisius have been less than impressive.

Arkansas Pine Bluff 115, Cal Baptist 107 (3 OT). A triple overtime game seems worth a mention. Pine Bluff's Martaveous McKnight, the nation's #3 scorer, had 40 points.

Mid-Major Win of the Day
Houston Baptist 93, Wake Forest 91. Actually, Kent State's win over Vanderbilt is better, but I already mentioned it up with Titan non-conference opponents. In this one, Baptist (2-2) trailed by 14 with 8:58 to play, but held Wake without another field goal in regulation and tied it on Ian Dubose's three pointer at the buzzer.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Oudrummer » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:32 am

Commissioner your stuff is always A+ but you’re incorrect on the OU thing this time. Beck and Newman both returned. Neely did not however and was not even on the bench. OU saying injury and more to be release Monday or Tuesday. I think he may have left the team.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby ptctitan » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:57 am

Oudrummer wrote:Commissioner your stuff is always A+ but you’re incorrect on the OU thing this time. Beck and Newman both returned. Neely did not however and was not even on the bench. OU saying injury and more to be release Monday or Tuesday. I think he may have left the team.


I watched a lot of the OU-WMU game to get a sense of this year's OU against a common opponent. Neely did not look right in that game. As if he had not recovered fully from his injury.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:12 pm

Saturday, November 24

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Another good night for the HL, which won 4 of 5 (including one non-D1 game). The NCAA's decision to drop the RPI formula is actually hurting the Horizon so far--using the old RPI formula, the HL is 13th of 32 conferences.

Detroit 78, Eastern Michigan 74. So we proved we can beat a team with a winning record; we can win on the road; we can win without 30 points from Antoine; we can win while being outrebounded by more than two-to-one. I like just 7 turnovers; I like 19 assists (7 from AD, 6 from Josh). And Cole Long picked the moment for a big game. I think he's today's MVP. Oh, the Titans are #110 in the now meaningless RPI.

Oakland 87, Oral Roberts 76. Jaevin Cumberland had 31 points for OU (3-3). I've never thought much of Cumberland but it looks like, after two non-descript years, he's become a player. Xavier Hill-Maas added 28. Oral Roberts is 2-6.

Central Florida 66, Northern Kentucky 53. After a 6-0 start (5 games at home) against weak competition, NKU finally took on a challenge, traveling down to Orlando to take on Central Florida. It went well enough for a half, but the second period was all UCF (5-1). A late Norse rally made the final score look a little better than it was. Drew McDonald scored 22 points but the rest of NKU's squad shot 26%.

IUPUI 80, Grambling 69. Camron Justice had 23 points and Akhil Ismael had 16 points and 10 rebounds as IUPUI both its games at Fort Myers Tip-off "regional" in Buffalo. Life's a bitch--you sign up for a tournament called the Fort Myers tip-off and discover you're spending Thanksgiving weekend on Lake Ontario. But IUPUI is now 4-2.

UIC 94, Wisconsin Parkside 74. UIC (3-3) won its third in a row, beating up D-II Parkside. Marcus Ottey had 20 points.

Titan Non-Conference Opponents:
Nicholls State 62, Western Michigan 61 (OT). Gavin Peppers scored 22 points--all in the second half and the OT--for Nicholls State (4-4), including the final 4 points of the extra period. Peppers is on his 5th--fifth--school: a year at Olympic Junior College, a year at Laramie Community College, a year at Cleveland State (in which he was an injury redshirt), a year at Central Michigan, and now, as a grad transfer, Nicholls State. Seth Dugan had 22 points and 12 rebounds for Western (4-3).

Ohio U. 85, Austin Peay 82 (OT). Austin Peay (2-4) came back from a 14 point halftime deficit, but OU prevailed in the end. Jason Carter and Teyvian Kirk combined for 49 points and 20 rebounds for the Bobcats (3-2).

Other Games of Note
#12 Kansas State 77, Lehigh 58. The other Kansas school goes to 6-0.
#13 Virginia Tech 75, St.Francis (Pa.) 37.
#22 Buffalo 76, Marist 49. Buffalo (4-0) is the highest ranked MAC team since Ball State in December, 2001.

Georgetown 93, Campbell 85. Campbell's Chris Clemons, the nation's leading scorer, put some distance between himself and Antoine Davis with 45 points in the defeat. Clemons is a 5-9 senior guard who is also averaging 6.5 rebounds per game. Clemons is very good at getting to the free throw line, averaging almost 11 attempts per game and connecting on 83%.

Notre Dame 95, DePaul 70. Notre Dame (5-1) broke open a close game in the second half, handing DePaul (3-1) it's first defeat.
West Virginia 88, Valparaiso 76. Valpo is 3-3.
Houston 76, BYU 62. If it will alleviate your guilt over stealing Antoine Davis from them, Houston (4-0) is doing just fine.
Providence 91, Iona 79.

Mid Major Wins of the Day
Stony Brook 68, Rhode Island 58. Stony Brook is 5-1.
The Citadel 84, South Florida 81. USF was unbeaten entering the game.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Tacitus651 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:46 pm

OU is playing Northern Illinois on the Glare Top (NIU is rocking sweet Chicago Bulls rip off uniforms).

You need ESPN+ and a pair of solar eclipse glasses to watch the game.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Big Chuck » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:15 pm

Thanks for the hint. The second half just started on TV 20 locally
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:13 pm

Sunday, November 25

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Just when things were looking pretty good for the HL, league teams lost a couple games tonight that looked very winnable on the schedules.

Northern Illinois 92, Oakland 72. At the O'rena, OU (3-4) fell behind by 19 early, but battled back to within 1 at the break. NIU (4-2) then scored the first 7 points of the second half and steadily pulled away from there. The Huskies shot 66% for the game, including 61% from three. Xavier Hill-Maas had 22 points and 9 rebounds for OU, and freshman point guard Braden Norris had 18 points and 10 assists, including 5-5 from three. Norris has performed vrey well in the absence of Brailen Neely, and my sense is that, tonight's loss aside, Oakland is going to be better with Norris at the point than with the vereran Neely.

Fort Wayne 82, Cleveland State 79. Much like OU, Cleveland State fell behind by double digits early, closed to within 1 at halftime, got caught on the wrong side of an 8-1 run to start the second half, and then watched the Mastadons gradually expand the lead. Unlike OU, however, the Vikings made a run in the closing minutes, and tied it on a Stefan Kenic three with 16 seconds left. Fort Wayne (4-4) won it on a three by Matt Holba with 2 seconds left. Michigan freshman Seth Milner had 20 points and 10 rebounds for CSU (2-5), and Tyree Appleby added 20 points and 8 assists.

Non-Conference Titan Opponents
Bowling Green 81, Drexel 71. Justin Turner had 29 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists for Bowling Green (4-3). Demajeo Wiggins added 16 points and 12 boards. Drexel, which led at halftime, drops to 3-3.

Towson 82, Loyola (Md.) 72. Andrew Kostecka had 30 for Loyola (2-5), which led by 5 at halftime.

Other Games I felt like listing
Central Michigan 103, Siena Heights 75. We beat Siena Heights by a lot more last year. Central is 5-1.

Villanova 66, #14 Florida State 60. 'Nova, on the road to redemption. FSU's loss leaves 28 unbeaten teams.
Oklahoma State 90, #19 LSU 77.

Northwestern 79, Utah 57.

Mid-Major Win of the Day
Hampton 86, Richmond 66. Jermaine Marrow had 38 points as the Big South's Hampton--which started this week losing a pair of games in Calihan Hall as part of the Legends Tournament--crushed Richmond of the Atlantic 10.

And it's not a mid-major win, but a special note for William Carey, which beat Southern Miss, 78-72. William Carey is an NAIA school in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and entered the game at 2-4 (although that included 3 losses and 1 win to NAIA Top 25 teams). Last year Wm. Carey was 25-6.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:15 am

Monday, November 26

No games involving Horizon teams today.
Horizon ranks:
11th in the old RPI (I'm tellin' ya, the NCAA dumped RPI this year just to screw with us, man!)
17th in Sagarin
18th in Warren Nolan ELO
18th in Massey
22nd in Ken Pom.

(All of the computer rankings except RPI give a team a starting ranking based on last year and returning players; this slowly washes out so that by the end of the year only this year comes into play. But early in the year they will strongly penalize a team like Detroit or a conference like the HL, which were down last year).

Anyway, on to the Scoreboard.

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
TCU 87, Eastern Michigan 69. The Emus opened the game with an 11-2 run over the first seven minutes, but it was all TCU from then on. Boubacar Toure had 20 points and 12 boards for Eastern (4-4), but James Thompson did a disappearing act, finishing with just 5 points and 4 rebounds. Kuoat Noi led the Horned Frogs (4-1) with 27 points.

California 78, Santa Clara 66. Still not clear if our game with Cal (2-3) will be rescheduled.

Other Games of Interest
#1 Gonzaga 102, North Dakota State 60.

Texas Southern 89, #18 Oregon 84. Texas Southern (2-4) , playing the brutal schedule Mike Davis left behind, pulled off its second upset, and this was a big one, beating Oregon on the coast. The Tigers came back from a 13 point second half deficit for the win. Trayvon Reed, the 7-0 center a lot of us hoped would come to Detroit with Coach Davis as a grad transfer, had 23 points on 9-9 floor shooting and 5-5 free throws. Bol Bol had 32 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon, but twern't enough to save the Ducks (4-2).

#25 Mississippi State 88, Alcorn State 65.

Alabama 78, Murray State 72. The Racers (3-1) fall from the unbeaten ranks.
Boston College 68, Minnesota 56. So do the Golden Gophers (5-1).
Nebraska 68, Clemson 66. Nebraska is 6-1.

Mid-Major Win of the Day
Texas Southern, of course. But also...
Wofford 81, South Carolina 61. Wofford (5-2) is really good. South Carolina (3-3) shut down Wofford's best player, Fletcher Magee, holding him to 8 points, 11 below his season average. But junior Nathan Hoover picked up the slack with 30 points. The Terriers, who never trailed, blew it open with a 12-1 spurt to start the second half. They've lost to UNC and Oklahoma.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:24 am

Tuesday, November 27

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Northern Kentucky 93, Morehead State 71. Drew McDonald had a triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists for NKU (7-1). Tyler Sharpe led the Norse in scoring with 28 points.

Wright State 58, Cedarville 39. Cedarville was within 2 at halftime, but WSU's finally overwhelmed the D-II Yellow Jackets. Cole Gentry had 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists for Wright State (4-3).

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
Ohio 89, Iona 65. Freshman Ben Vande Plas had 18 points and 11 rebounds as OU (4-2) romped.

Temple 79, Missouri 77. Two free throws by Shizz Alston with 11 seconds remaining gave Temple a 4 point lead, and the Owls held off a late Missouri comeback in Colombia. Quentin Rose led Temple (6-1) with 18 points.

Other Games I deem worth mentioning
Louisville 82, #9 Michigan State 78 (OT). Chris Mack gets his first big win at Louisville in an exciting game. Kenny Goins had an interesting stat line in this game--0 points, 0 shots from the floor, 17 rebounds.

#3 Duke 90, Indiana 69. Duke (6-1) was all over the Hoosiers (5-2) from the opening tip. This game was not as close as the final score might indicate--and that's not close.

#5 Nevada 79, Loyola 65. So far last year's magic is missing for Loyola (4-3).

Penn State 63, #13 Virginia Tech 62. A nice win for the B10. Penn State (4-2) went up 63-60 on a Josh Reaves layup with 3:16 to play, and neither team hit another field goal. Tech (5-1) falls from the unbeaten ranks.

#14 Iowa 69, Pittsburgh 68.
#22 Wisconsin 79, North Carolina State 75. Wisconsin (6-1) and Iowa (6-0) both pulled out wins late after trailing for most of their respective games. Iowa's win wasn't secure until Pitt missed at the final buzzer. Pitt and NC State had both entered the evening 6-0.

Notre Dame 76, Illinois 74. The Illini (2-5) rallied from 13 down with 6 minutes to play, but came up just short. Notre Dame is 6-1.

Oklahoma 73, North Texas 58. North Texas's 10 game winning streak, the longest current streak in the nation, comes to an end.
Cincinnati 105, Arkansas Pine Bluff 49. I included this game because Pine Bluff's Martaveous McKnight entered the game as the nation's #4 leading scorer. But Martaveous finished with just 7 points as UC (6-1) rolled.

The Citadel 112, High Point 87. The Citadel (5-2) made 23 three pointers. Tubby Smith is 3-4 so far in his return to High Point.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:41 am

Wednesday, November 28

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Kent State 76, Detroit 72. Titans had this one, and let it go. Disappointing attendance, too.

St. Joe's 89, UIC 75. Under Steve McClain, UIC just doesn't know how to close games out. This one they led by 13 in the second half. The differene and then some was that St. Joe's made 36 of 41 free throws, while UIC got just 16 attempts at the line. The refs called 26 fouls on UIC, just 14 on the Hawks. Tarkus Ferguson led UIC (3-4) with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Lamar Kimble had 31 for St. Joe's (4-3).

DePaul 83, Cleveland State 73. This game was closer than the final score looks, and CSU held leads well into the second half. DePaul (4-1) made 6 of 6 free throws in the final 40 seconds. Tyree Appleby had 15 points and 7 assists for Cleveland State (2-6).

Robert Morris 76, Youngstown State 56. Robert Morris (4-3) ran away from the Penguins in the second half, after leading by just 1 at the break. Kendale Hampton had 21 points for YSU (3-5), the only Penguin in double figures.

IUPUI 85, Bradley 73. IUPUI continued to play well, taking out a good MVC team with relative ease. Camron Justice led IUPUI (5-2) with 27 points, including 15 of 15 from the line. Bradley is 6-2.

Green Bay 85, Northern Illinois 83. Green Bay (4-3) led by 15 with 5 minutes left, then held off a late NIU rally. Tank Hemphill had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Phoenix.

Non-Conference Titan Opponents
Xavier 82, Miami (Oh). 55. Xavier (4-3) romped behind Tyrique Jones 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Toledo 80, North Alabama 59. Toledo is off to a 6-1 start. Luke Knapke had 18 points and Willie Jackson had 11 points and 12 rebounds tonight.

Akron 86, Alabama State 54. Tyler Cheese had 19 for Akron (5-2), which broke the game open with a 21-0 run to start the second half.


Other Games
#7 Michigan 84, #11 North Carolina 67. Michigan continued to play, well, awesome. They fell behind by 10 in the opening minutes but had a 4 point lead at the break and were dominant in the second half. Ignas Brazdeikis led the Wolverines (7-0) with 24 points.

Central Michigan 81, Sam Houston State 65. The Chips are 6-1.

#4 Virginia 76, #24 Maryland 71. Maryland (6-1) is the first team to reach 60 points against UVa (7-0) this year, but still was on the wrong side of the final score.
#6 Tennessee 95, Eastern Kentucky 67.
#8 Auburn 99, St. Peter's 49.
#10 Kentucky 90, Monmouth 44.
#15 Florida State 73, #19 Purdue 72. FSU won it on a Trent Forrest bucket with 6 seconds left. Carsen Edwards led Purdue (5-2) with 24 points.
Syracuse 72, #16 Ohio State 62.

St. Bonaventure 70, Canisius 55. These two old Titan rivals are struggling, each entering the game with just 1 win.
Liberty 76, Navy 58. I felt patriotic just seeing this line in the scores.
Harvard 73, Holy Cross 62.
Illinois State 92, BYU 89 (OT). Illinois State (6-2), the MVC favorite, rallied from 14 down in the second half and forced the OT with a pair of free throws with 2 seconds left. All 5 Redbird starters reached double figures. Yoeli Childs had 27 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 assists for BYU (5-3).

Northwestern 67, Georgia Tech 61.
Rutgers 57, Miami 54. A couple of good wins for bottom tier Big 10 teams.

Mid Major Win of the Day
Valparaiso 72, UNLV 64. Nice win for our old friends in the MWC/MVC Challenge. It's taken seven foot Derek Smits a long time to come around, but tonight he had 20 points and 12 rebounds, giving him an average of 18 points and 9 rebounds over the last 4 games. The Crusaders are 4-3.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:42 am

Thursday, November 29
Not much action on Thursday.

Horizon

#21 Buffalo 96, Milwaukee 77. In Belfast, Buffalo (6-0) dominated the Panthers. Ypsilanti's Nick Perkins had 20 points and 9 rebounds for the Buffs. MIlwaukee (2-5) was led by Carsen Warren-Newsome with 26.

Other Games

Central Florida 70, Alabama 64. UCF's unbeaten football team probably won't get a crack at 'Bama, so they'll have to settle for this. B.J. Taylor led UCF (6-1) with 24 points.

Belmont 99, Samford 93 (OT). Two pretty good small majors played an exciting game in Birmingham. Samford's only prior loss was at Ohio State, while Belmont entered--and left--undefeated. Dylan Windler finished with 31 points and 11 rebounds for Belmont (6-0). Samford's seven foot center, Ruben Guerrero, had 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks.

Mid Major Win of the Day
Chicago State 90, East-West University 67. I never heard of East-West University, but any time Chicago State (1-8) gets a win, it's noteworthy. Apparently, East-West is a small, private school founded in 1980 that relies heavily on foreign students to make ends meet. It competes at the USCAA level, an association of smaller, usually religious schools.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:30 pm

Friday, November 30

Horizon
Northern Kentucky 78, UMBC 60. Drew McDonald scored 21 and Dantez Walton 19 as NKU (7-1) won easy. UMBC (4-4) was just 3-23 from three point range.

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
#25 Mississippi State 65, Dayton 58. Host Dayton led most of the way, but Mississippi State (6-1) ended the game with a 15-5 run for the win. Ryan Mikesell led Dayton (4-3) with 15.

Other Games of Interest
#9 Michigan State 78, Rutgers 67. The Big 10 season opened and it's not even December. 22 for Winston, 20 for Ward in the Spartan win.

TCU 89, Central Michigan 62. Central entered the game at 6-1, but TCU (5-1) was a bit tougher competition than Chicago State, Concordia, Siena Heights and such.

#14 Wisconsin 72, #22 Iowa 66. Iowa's loss leaves 16 unbeaten teams in D1. Wisconsin is 7-1 and Iowa 6-1.

San Francisco 76, Stephen F. Austin 58. USF ran its record to 7-0.
Pittsburgh 74, Duquesne 53. Pitt is 7-1, Duequesne 4-2.

Mid Major Win of the Day
Radford 62, #17 Texas 59. There were 9 lead changes and 5 ties in the second half alone, but Radford scored the game's final 4 points in the final 24 seconds to win. The Highlanders are 6-1.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Tacitus651 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:11 pm

OU down by 5 at the half against Xavier on FS1. As much as I hate OU, this league desperately needs some good wins if we are ever going to restore the reputation we had 10 years ago. Hill-Mais has enough talent to take a game over.

OU is wearing alternate uniforms - all black with white bear logo. We should do something similar with the new D logo (not joking).
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Tacitus651 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:18 pm

OU was within 4 with about 1:30 left. Xavier had possession and a missed shot probably should have been rebouded by OU. The ball managed to go out of bounds with an OU player having last touched it and so went the game. Xavier took advantage of the opportunity and hit a 2 on the next possession. OU tried to answer with a 3, missed, and the game unraveled from there. Although OU lost by 10, it was a close game. I’m not sure how the OU players missed that rebound - it seemed they should have had it.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby ptctitan » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:23 pm

Green Bay defeats previously unbeaten Belmont up in the frozen tundra. This is a big win for GB and the HL.

OU only had one Xavier. He could not beat 5 Xavier players by himself. But XHM had another 30 point game.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:38 am

Saturday, December 1

Horizon
After a terrible non-conference start, the Horizon hoisted itself up to respectability. But this week the Horizon has lost too many close, winnable games that would have been good wins: on Wednesday, UIC blew a 13 point second half lead against a good St. Joe's team, and the Titans collapsed in the final 90 seconds against a good Kent State team; on Friday, Milwaukee trailed #21 Buffalo by 2 midway through the second half, then got steamrolled. Today, several Horizon teams again came up short against good but beatable competition. The Conference has slipped back to 16th under the old RPI formula, after peaking at 11 at the start of the week.

Akron 71, Detroit 59. It's pretty hard to win when you shoot 30%. Antoine Davis is a great scorer, and Josh McFolley is nice support, but the Titans need a third scoring threat to really be effective. They had that in the Legends Tournament in Detroit (King) and against EMU (Long). When it's not there, it's tough on the two guards. Gamblers will love or hate the Titans tonight--a meaningless foul with 12 seconds left allowed Akron to beat the spread by half a point.

Xavier 73, Oakland 63. Oakland led in the early going, then fell behind and trailed for the final 30 minutes, but the Grizz never let the game get out of hand. They were within 4 with a chance for the defensive rebound with 1:24 left, but missed that rebound, and Xavier went on for the win. Xavier Hill-Maas had his third 30-point game of the year, plus 9 boards for OU, and freshman Braden Norris continued his fine play at the point with 14 points and 8 assists. Xavier had a more balanced attack, with 6 players scoring between 11 and 14 points. Xavier (5-3) also outscored OU (3-5) by 17 at the foul line, hitting 19 of 23 to OU's dismal 2 of 7.

Toledo 80, Cleveland State 67. Toledo closed the first half with a 20-5 blitz for a 12 point lead at the break. CSU closed to within 3 midway through the second period, but the Rockets (7-1) pulled away from there. Tyree Appleby led the Vikings (2-7) with 19. For Toledo, Jaelen Sanford had 20, Nate Navigato 19, and Willie Jackson 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Stephen F. Austin 66, Milwaukee 51. In Belfast, SFA ground down the Panthers in the second half. No Panther scored in double figures, and their point guard and leading scorer, Darius Roy, had a disastrous game with just 2 points (1 of 7 shooting) and 7 turnovers. Milwaukee is 2-6, Stephen F. Austin is 5-2.

Ball State 85, IUPUI 75. Ball State (5-3) offset 23 turnovers with a big rebounding edge and 56% shooting to win in Indy. Camron Justice had 28 points, his third straight 20 point game for IUPUI (5-3).

Indiana State 69, Wright State 63. Wright State lost at Terre Haute despite Billly Wampler's 22 points. Wright State is 4-4. The Sycarmores are 5-1.

Loyola 73, UIC 61. UIC (3-5) fell behind by double digits early, and never seriously threatened Loyola (5-3). Marcus Ottey led the Flames' effort with 20 points.

West Virginia 106, Youngstown State 72. Garrett Covington had 20 points, but this looks like a typical YSU season. The Penguins are 3-6, with two of their wins over non-D1 teams.

Green Bay 100, Belmont 92. Thank heaven for Green Bay, which kept the HL from getting skunked with a nice win over previously unbeaten Belmont (6-1). Six Phoenix scored in double figures, led by JayQuan McCloud with 21. Green Bay is 5-3.

Other Titan Non-Conference Opponents
South Carolina Upstate 71, Western Michigan 66. I think we'd beat WMU (4-4) soundly in a rematch. The Broncs lost at home to 2-6 USC-Upstate, despite 20 points and 10 rebounds for Seth Dugan.

Northeastern 81, Eastern Michigan 67. It looks like once again EMU is going to fail to meet expectations. The Eagles drop to 4-5.

Kent State 78, Norfolk State 67. Kent State (7-1) was in control from the early going. Philip Whittington had 16 points and 9 rebounds.

Hartford 76, Bowling Green 63. BGSU (4-4) lost on the road. Demajeo Wiggins had 11 points and 14 rebounds. He's had a double-double in every game except Detroit.

Ohio U. 101, Marshall 85. Sophomore Jason Carter had 25 points and 12 boards for the Bobcats (5-2). He's the guy to watch when the Titans take on the Bobcats later this month. Marshall falls to 5-2.

St. Louis 64, Butler 52. The Billikens (6-1) held Butler (5-2) scoreless for over 8 minutes in a 17-0 run that spanned the halftime break, and then cruised on to victory.

Temple 77, St. Joe's 70. Temple trailed by 8 at the half. A 9-0 run broke a tie game with 4:40 to play and got the Owls (7-1) the win.

Loyola (Md) 75, Mount St. Mary's 65. Andrew Kostecka scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first career double-double as Loyola (3-5) beat winless Mt. St. Mary's.


Other Games of Note
#7 Michigan 76, #19 Purdue 57. Right now, three teams look like potential national champions: Gonzaga, Duke and Michigan. Kansas and Virginia are a shade behind.

#1 Gonzaga 103, Creighton 92. Zach Norville had 28 points and Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clark combined for 49 points and 21 rebounds as Gonzaga (8-0) overcame halftime deficit against Creighton (6-2). The Blue Jays hit 5 of the their first 6 three-point attempts to open an early 11 point lead, but Gonzaga isn't easily rattled. Norville scored 23 of his points in the second half as the Bulldogs came back. Over the last two years, Norville has just 5 first half points but 44 second half points against the Blue Jays.

#2 Kansas 90, Stanford 84 (OT). Kansas keeps finding itself in early holes. Stanford led this one by six at the break, and it took a 3-pointer by Lagerald Vick with 6 seconds left for Kansas to force the OT after trailing for most of the second half. Vick led all scorers with 27 points.

#3 Duke 113, Stetson 49. The namesakes of George Washington Duke smoked Stetson (1-8) like a cheap cigarette.
#5 Nevada 73, Southern Cal 61.
#10 Kentucky 78, UNC-Greensboro 61. Greensboro entered the game with a bit of swagger and a 7-1 record, and led well into the second half, but UK (7-1) held the Spartans to 4 points in the game's final 10 minutes.

Marquette 83, #12 Kansas State 71. Markus Howard had 45 points for Marquette (6-2).
#13 Virginia Tech 94, Central Connecticut State 40.

Houston 66, #18 Oregon 62. Who needs Antoine Davis? Houston stays unbeaten and will likely be ranked on tomorrow evening. They had to withstand a furious Oregon rally to get there--the Ducks cut a 10 point lead with 45 seconds to play to just 2, but Armoni Brooks finally closed the deal by hitting two free throws with 8 seconds left.

#19 Maryland 66, Penn State 59.
#20 Texas Tech 78, Memphis 67.
#21 Buffalo, 85, San Francisco 81. Two unbeaten mid-majors put on a good show for the Irish in Belfast. Ypsilanti's Nick Perkins had 22 for Buffalo.
#23 Villanova 85, La Salle 78.

Furman 90, Western Carolina 88 (2OT). The Paladins (8-0) stay unbeaten with their third overtime win of the season.
Providence 59, Rhode Island 50. The battle for Rhode Island.
St. John's 76, Georgia Tech 73. St. John's stays unbeaten (7-0).
North Carolina State 80, Vanderbilt 65.
Indiana 68, Northwestern 66.
Cincinnati 65, UNLV 61.

Mid Major Win of the Day
Yale 77, Miami (Fla.) 73.

First time losers today included San Francisco (7-1), Abilene Christian (7-1), Belmont (6-1), and Kansas State (6-1), leaving 12 teams unbeaten.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:42 pm

Sunday, December 2
A quiet Sunday.

Other Games
#6 Tennessee 79, Texas A&M-CC 51.
#16 Ohio State 79, Minnesota 59.

Arizona 76, Connecticut 72.
Nebraska 75, Illinois 60.
Missouri 64, Central Florida 62 (OT).
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:13 pm

Monday, December 3

Horizon
No games today. The Horizon is now 17th in Conference RPI, 19th in Sagarin.

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
In fact, none of the Titans opponents played today.

Some other games
#10 Michigan State 90, #18 Iowa 68. Michigan State (7-2) occasionally looks like a Final Four team. Like tonight. Kenny Goins had 19 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists. He chose to walk-on at MSU over coming to UD.

#4 Virginia 83, Morgan State 45. This game was as close as the final score indicates. Virginia (8-0) has so far held 4 opponents to fewer than 50 points.
#11 Florida State 83, Troy 67.
#12 Wisconsin 69, Rutgers 64.

Georgetown 88, Liberty 78. Liberty, off to a 7-1 start, got a chance to make their case tonight. But this one wasn't as close as the final suggests--Georgetown (7-1) led by 23 midway through the second half and was still up by 20 with under 5 minutes to play.
Georgia 92, Texas Southern 75.

Mid Major Win of the Day
Niagara 71, Pittsburgh 70. A 23-8 run in the second half left Niagara up 12 with seven minutes left to play, and the Purple Eagles (what is a Purple Eagle, anyway?) held on to be Pitt (7-2). Barely. Niagara (3-4) has a pair of Michigan kids in the starting lineup, Chris Barton of Pontiac and James Towns of Detroit. Sadly for Michigander pride, here are the results of Niagara's last 8 possessions, beginning with Niagara up 68-65 and 2:15 left on the clock:
- Chris Barton, turnover
- Chris Barton, missed 3 point jumper
- James Towns, missed jumper
- Chris Barton, missed 2 of 3 free throws after being fouled on three point attempt
- Chris Barton, turnover
- James Towns, turnover
- Greg Kuakumensah, made 2 free throws
- Greg Kuakumensah, turnover

But all's well that ends well. Niagara got the win when Pitt's Xavier Johnson missed a lay up with 3 seconds to play. And in his defense, Towns scored 12 points and had 9 assists.
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Re: 2018-2019 Packard Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:35 am

Tuesday, December 4

Horizon
Dayton 98, Detroit 59. The Titans were burned badly, and often, in transition, and all our future opponents are going to look at what Dayton did to our zone when they had to go into a half-court offense. We've got to figure out something else on offense--teams have figured out how to stop the Davis/McFolley show (it's not that hard--pressure high so the Titans have to start from way out, and wait on that screen and play physical to take the interior drive away). That little win streak was nice, but reality has a way of coming back to get you. Antoine had his first non-20 point game. Nice game for Hamrick, though, and, why, was that Tra'Quan Knight back on the floor? Welcome back, Tra'Quan.

Central Michigan 100, Youngstown State 94 (3OT). Folks got their money's worth at the Beeghly, where CMU and YSU played an extra 15 minutes. Central's Larry Austin, a grad transfer from Vanderbilt, had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Central (7-2). Garrett Covington had 24 points and 12 rebounds for YSU (3-7). Naz Bohannan also had a double-double for the Penguins with 13 and 16.

Cincinnati 78, Northern Kentucky 65. NKU's chances for an at-large bid anywhere (assuming they would lose in the HL tournament) pretty much went poof tonight. Though 8-2, the Norse have flunked their only two meaningful tests (Central Florida and now Cincy), and there's no meat left on the non-conference plate. I'm not sure that even a 31-3 Norse team would get an at-large bid. Cincinnati (8-1) broke a tie with a 14-0 run midway through the first half and it was never close after that. Tyler Sharpe led NKU with 16. All 5 Bearcat starters reached double figures, led by Tre Scott, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds.


Other Games
#5 Michigan 62, Northwestern 60. Early in the second half, Michigan was up by 15 points, cruising along being Michigan, the almost flawless team we've seen demolish the likes of Villanova, Providence, North Carolina, and Purdue by an average of 21 points. And then something happened. In less than 3 minutes, Northwestern went on a 15-2 run, and it was a dogfight the rest of the way. Northwestern even grabbed the lead, briefly, but couldn't hold it. But it wasn't until Ryan Taylor missed a three at the buzzer that Michigan (9-0) could breathe easy. Ignas Brazdeikis had 23 for the Wolverines. Dererk Pardon had 20 for Northwestern. Mount Clemens' AJ Turner, a one-time Titan recruiting target offered by Ray McCallum, had 7 points and 5 assists for Northwestern (6-3), which has lost both its Big 10 games by two points.

#2 Kansas 72, Wofford 47.
#8 Auburn 67, UNC-Ashville 41.
#22 Mississippi State 90, McNeese State 77.
#25 Furman 98, Elon 77. Furman, making its first appearance as a ranked team since reaching #17 in the Coach's poll in December 1972, and first appearance in the AP poll ever, shot 57% to whip Elon. Furman is 9-0, with wins over Villanova and Loyola, and has the longest current win streak in the country. Are they really one of the 25 best teams? No. But that's a reminder that the polls aren't necessarily choosing the "best" teams, and they sometimes reward teams like Furman that are playing well and seem to have earned some recognition.

Oklahoma 85, Notre Dame 80.
Maine 75, Fordham 68 (OT). Maine (1-8) gets its first win, against a Fordham team that entered the game at 6-1.
Bucknell 92, La Salle 79. La Salle disaster continues. The Explorers drop to 0-9, one of 5 winless teams in D1. Bucknell is 4-3.
Holy Cross 82, Massachusetts 78. The battle for Western Massachusetts!
Providence 100, Boston College 95 (OT). Another battle for New England superiority.

New Mexico State 100, New Mexico 65. Battle for desert superiority. These two in-state rivals play home and home every year. NM State (7-1) already won at Albuquerque, 78-74, but nobody expected this kind of blow-out in Las Cruces. The Aggies opened the game with an 11-0 run and were never threatened, leading by more than 40 several points. New Mexico (4-2) ain't that bad, with wins over Bradley, Iona, and UTEP.

Belmont 76, Lipscomb 74. The is a hot rivalry for two schools located about a mile apart in Nashville. Belmont (7-1) won it on a jumper by Caleb Hollander with 4 seconds left. For Lipscomb (6-2), Rob Marberry had 26 points, including a jumper that had tied it a few seconds before Hollander's winning shot.

Abilene Christian 83, Campbell 68. Abilene pushes its record to 8-1. Campbell's Chris Clemons, the nation's leading scorer, had 26 points.
High Point 55, Valparaiso 53. Tubby Smith's High Point squad (4-5) knocks off our old friends from the prairie.

Mid-Major Win of the Day
Georgia State 83, Alabama 80. Wait til Georgia State (5-3) gets Corey Allen into action next year!
Honorable mention to Penn (7-2), which beat Miami 89-75.
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