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Re: 2014-15

Post by TruBluMaroon » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:13 pm

^ AMAZING was your word, not Coach Dawley's.
My interpretation of your view was much more than a "part" of the success. Interesting that most posters here don't believe that SD can coach, yet they have no problem using her evaluation of another coach without hesitation!

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Post by Swampy » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:25 pm

Unlike yourself I don't know enough about Sharon Dawley or the UMass women's team to argue but using her career record as a guide you can put me in the minority camp that believes she can coach.

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Re: 2014-15

Post by TruBluMaroon » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:40 pm

I don't know enough about the program to figure out why good coaches can't win here. Barbara Stevens has a .818 winning percentage in her non-UM jobs. She has 34 winning seasons in her 37 year career. Her only three non-winning seasons were her three years as the HC of the UM WBB program, and her winning percent at UM was .410.
There is something else involved in winning here besides being a good coach, but no one has figured it out yet.......or aren't able to execute the whole package for whatever reason!

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Post by 78 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:57 pm

A hat trick for UMass sports this weekend, as the women lose their conference opener to the Bonnies, 65-53.
Bamford has erased McCutcheon

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Re: 2014-15

Post by MassMan06 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:51 pm

Lost to SLU 75-67 last night.

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Re: 2014-15

Post by TruBluMaroon » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:57 pm

WIN 65 -47 at St Joes
http://www.sjuhawks.com/liveStats/v2/ba ... m_id=31200
St Joe was 4 -2 at home, 1-1 in A10

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Post by 69MG » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:55 pm

Congrats to the ladies, the biggest positive surprise this year. They are doing a lot of things much better. The only major flaw I see game to game is turnovers. They had 19 today and if they can clean that up they could easily get to double figures in wins.

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Post by LS71 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:16 pm

Great start to the season.

Keep it going ladies!
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Re: 2014-15

Post by MajBugman » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:11 am

Wow! Not only did they beat them, they spanked them.
Raise the bar, do the minimum.

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Post by MassMan06 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:42 pm

I did a quick look at the stats from last year and this year to see where the big jump was and offensively, before today, they're exactly where they were last year at 62.3ppg. Defensively, however, they've gone down from 79.9 to 63.1. Teams were shooting 44.2% against them last year and now down to 38.4%.

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Re: 2014-15

Post by 69MG » Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:11 am

They lost the turnover battle 21-5 and still won. That's remarkable. I said it before, if they can clean that one area up they will win a bunch of games.

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Re: 2014-15

Post by MajBugman » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:58 am

Way to go ladies! Looking like an incredible turn around. Give Dawley and extension!
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Re: 2014-15

Post by MikeUMA » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:58 am

Next game is home on Sunday vs GW. 2PM start, on TV on CBS Sports Network. Football starts at 3, so at least watch the first half.

This is going to be tough. GW is 15-2 on the season. GW won their 13th straight at Rhody yesterday.

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Re: 2014-15

Post by cox'n » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:55 pm

The women deserve some credit this year. Maybe I'll go back to taking in one or two of their games each season. I hope Dawley can translate this improvement into a decent recruiting class.

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