2019-2020 Season

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by MJatUM » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:24 am

1/3 (ish) of the roster as captains seems weird.

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by kikoandjimmer » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:51 pm

I think the team is ready to turn the corner. 4 captains tells me that to take that next step, it has to be led by peers.

I would imagine this is also related to why Soysal left the team. Chemistry seemed to be an issue there -- you see it a lot at the bottom of the A10 with teams nitpicking each other for each mistake rather than trying to work through it. Nelson seems great.

I'm glad that Bre has earned a spot as well. I think that her hot-head problems in her first year were a big ? for me and near the end of the year, she fouled out a couple of times. To make a deep run in the A10 tournament, WBI, etc, they really need her to be focused and contributing. I hope that this signals that she got the message from the staff and is ready to go.

So excited about this year!

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:03 pm

Thought this was the best thread for this. I see Asia McCoy has landed at South Plains College, a juco in Levelland, Texas. Good luck to her.
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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by Swampy » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:03 am

^ James McMurtry once did a song about Levelland "Flatter than a tabletop."

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by One » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:41 pm

#A10WBBTIPOFF: 2019-20 Massachusetts Minutewomen Season Preview - Atlantic 10 Conference Official Athletic Site


http://www.atlantic10.com/ViewArticle.d ... =211814550

A nice article about the team. This website has covered about half the teams. Here is the twitter to follow.

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by Old Cage » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:53 pm

Hard fought exibition contest, but the Minutewimen prevail 89-39. Fast break points: Us - 28, Them - Nil.
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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by kikoandjimmer » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:03 pm

This game was not impressive in the first half. 13 turnovers. 21 overall for the game. The women looked a bit nervous out there to start but then settled in. 5 did not dress including Bre and Nelson.

That said, I'm guessing they were running plays they are still working on in practice. First year players Maeve Donnelly and Syndey Taylor were extremely impressive and Philoxy worked her magic well. Donnelly had 9 blocks. Again, there were so many turnovers -- 20+ against a Division 3 team seems worrisome.

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by One » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:15 pm

I was also at the game. 21 turnovers against a Div 3 team is a problem, but at least 5, and probably more like 10 of the turnovers were some pretty bogus calls. The girls were on a run, and suddenly there’s a mysterious travel called. Any time the pivot foot moves a millimeter it’s a travel, but it’s never called in a close game. The refs were trying to remind the minutewomen they were up 20, 30, or 50 and they should not embarrass the nice young ladies from Dartmouth. The Dartmouth girls committed some obvious travels, like falling down while in sole possession of the ball, and the refs didn’t make a call. I’m fully supporting the refs and their calls, it’s the right thing to do. But it needs to be considered when analyzing the stats. IMHO😀

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by LS71 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:27 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing them play on Tuesday.
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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by Berkman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:54 pm

Not doing well trailing in the 1st Q.

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by Berkman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:13 pm

Trail at the half 39 - 32. We are getting killed on their 3 point shooting 8 for 16.

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by Berkman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:49 pm

Trail after 3 by 13. Can't stop their 3 point shooting.

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by Berkman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:19 pm

Lost 79 -64. Made a run in the 4th and cut the score to come within 7 but could not keep the pace up. Merrimack made 24 3 point shots.

This is too bad because with the men playing in the second game many men fans came in in the second half to watch and the women lost a good opportunity to show what they could do. With a decent game they might have got some people to come to their games.

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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by LS71 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:39 pm

Not a good showing by the women. I got there with 8:46 left. They had just cut the lead to eight after bring down 50-63 and I thought hey... they have a shot.
I must’ve missed the last few points cuz I thought they lost 61-77.
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Re: 2019-2020 Season

Post by kikoandjimmer » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:05 pm

That was hands down the worst loss in the Tory Verdi era. Gave up a triple double and resoundingly beaten by a D2 team. The first year players looked shell shocked (like vs Towson last year). Sidney Taylor was a bright spot though. I am very high on Philoxy but there was too much iso-ball and doing it by herself when an open pass / "the right basketball play" was obvious.

Low turnover margin though was impressive. Should not have even been a game at all though.

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