8/8/2013 2:38 AM
Midwest -- Top-seeded Piedmont pushed a 5-point halftime lead into double figures just before the midway point of the second half and was never seriously threatened down the stretch in a 65-53 win over Elizabethtown. Mike Caroll had 20 points as the only Piedmont player to reach double figures. They'll pull the 2 seed, Wisconsin, Superior, in the regional final. Superior won the clash of titans with a 76-71 win over Texas Lutheran. Frankly, it was a crime that these two teams met in the Sweet 16. After fighting back from 7 down at the half, Texas Lutheran appeared prepared to pull in front, but a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:19 to play proved to be the team's last points as Superior ended the game on an 8-0 run for the win. Clarence Timms with 20 points for the winners, who shot 53.3 percent from the floor.

East -- Top seed Johnson and Wales trailed by as many as 7 points in the second half, but wiped out Colorado's lead with just over five minutes to play and rolled from there to a 76-70 victory. Bryan Davis was 5-for-11 from behind the arc for J-Dub while Roosevelt Lewis also threw down 15 points in the win. For the regional title, they'll face Southwestern as the 3 seed picked up a 69-63 victory over Susquehanna, meaning my entire Final Four has now been wiped from the books. The early stages of the second half made all the difference. Southwestern vaulted from the locker room and a 23-23 tie to build a 12-point lead early in the second half. Susquehanna never got closer than four points from that time forward. Joseph Rodden with 22 points to pace Southwestern, which also held Susquehanna to 38.5 percent shooting.

South -- Just like everyone drew it up, we've got a 12 seed facing a 14 seed for a spot in the Final Four. Wentworth, the 12 seed, was in control practically the entire way against top-seeded Trinity(TX). After a 33-26 halftime lead, Wentworth threw the hammer down, climbing in front by as many as 21 points in the second half. Only Trinity's scoring the final seven points of the game provided an artificially closer final score.Abraham Griffeth with 17 points and five assists in the win. Frank Stuart ends a brilliant career with 27 points for Trinity in the loss. Now they face Webster, a 72-61 winner over Rivier. Webster led by three at intermission and it stayed close until an 11-2 Webster run in the early middle stages of the second half that staked Webster to a double-digit lead. Rivier never pulled closer than six after that. Chad Zidek with 15 points to lead the way.

West --  It'll be an all-University regional final out west as Millsaps and defending national champ Emory are still kicking. Millsaps scored six straight points with less than 2 minutes to play, then survived a poorly-aimed half-court shot at the buzzer for a 61-58 win over South Vermont. Steven Snider with 15 points off the bench for Millsaps, which was 8-for-19 from behind the arc. That sets up a third and rubber game for the season against Emory. Emory survived a potential game-winning shot from Whittier with 3 seconds remaining in regulation, sending the teams to overtime tied at 53. The drama quickly left the extra period as Emory unleased a 12-0 haymaker run on the way to a 68-58 victory. Timothy Lane's 17 points were tops for the defending champions.
8/8/2013 3:06 PM
If everyone is allotted a certain amount of luck, then Emory used their's up against Whittier. Millsaps has already beaten us on our home floor and I'm only 4-11 verses brian. Maybe this is Millsaps year!
8/8/2013 4:09 PM
Gorloks.
8/9/2013 2:45 AM
Wendell Jones' shot forced overtime for Piedmont, but an 11-0 overtime run by Wisconsin, Superior (30-3) powered the No. 2 seed into the Final Four with a 93-82 overtime victory. Raymond Blakcburn had 27 points in 27 minutes for Superior. Anthony Craig added a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards.

Johnson and Wales (28-5) turned a 3-point advantage at the half into a 14-point lead in the first five minutes of the second half as they rolled to a 93-72 win over Southwestern. J-Dub forced 23 turnovers and owned a 37-28 advantage on the boards in the game. Bryan Davis with 23 points for JW, who shot 55.6 percent from the floor in the win.

Wentworth (30-3) survived a pair of late shot attempts to hold off Webster 73-71 in an intriguing battle of double-digit seeds. Wentworth, the 12 seed, was out-rebounded by Webster, the 14 seed, by a 43-30 margin, but countered by forcing 23 turnovers. Jim Gleaves and Abraham Griffeth each has 12 points to lead the way for Wentworth.

Defending national champion Emory returns to the Final Four by taking a 63-53 win over conference mate Millsaps. Emory shot 51.5 percent from the floor, held Millsaps to 38.8 percent shooting and got 11 points from Timothy Lane to lead the way after the two sides had split their regular-season meetings. Emory outshot Millsaps at the line, getting 35 free throw attempts comparted to just 10 for the challengers.

So after gooning my postseason Final Four predictions, I see that two of my four Way Too Early selections actually made it...Good luck to all four coaches still alive and kicking in the NT. The PIT final is an all USA South affair as Oglethorpe and Greensboro meet for the second time this season. Greensboro won 83-78 on the road in the first meeting between the schools.

Note: Superior and JW met in the regular season with JW pulling a 2 point victory 78-76. Wentworth and Emory will be meeting for the first time this season.
8/10/2013 2:10 PM
Good luck phalla and thbro in the championship.     
Oh, and great job chewchad, amazing run, way to represent the Coast!!!

8/10/2013 2:53 PM
J-Dub had a disaster of a first half against Superior, battled back to take a lead  with about 5 minutes to play and then watched Superior just floor it and surge past them again. Emory has just been rock solid on defense and grinding out victories.

So what's it going to be tonight...first-year coach leading his program to the promised land or the defending national champs going back-to-back?

8/10/2013 4:29 PM
ITS A WIN-WIN
8/10/2013 7:15 PM
it's probably petty and blatant jealousy .... but I just hate to see first year coaches win it all!  Besides, phalla is in my conference and a stand up guy - so GO EMORY!


8/11/2013 4:40 AM
Now THAT was a national title game...thought Superior was going to pull away late when they hit the 3 to go up 49-44, but Emory held in there, hit the go-ahead free throws with 7 seconds to play and then survived the buzzer shot. Awesome repeat run phalla! Gonna make a run at three or are you going to let someone else play with the big shiny trophy?


8/11/2013 9:06 AM (edited)
Great job Phalla on back to back titles... This is Hall of fame stuff! 
Now come on everybody, out of all the coaches, dont let phalla win 3 straight
8/11/2013 3:25 PM (edited)
Top 25 Player PER Ratings:

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Name Team FGM FGA FG% FG3M FG3A FG3% FTM FTA FT% PPG REB AST TO STL BLK PER
A. Webb Elizabethtown 242 577 41.94% 206 512 40.23% 42 60 70.00% 23.6 1.7 2.1 2.3 2.4 0 33.02
S. Cobb Susquehanna 168 292 57.53% 0 1 0.00% 185 239 77.41% 16.3 1.7 1.9 1.4 1.9 0.1 31.61
C. Wheelock Elizabethtown 237 536 44.22% 0 2 0.00% 276 339 81.42% 24.2 1.3 2.3 2.7 2 0 30.54
T. Allen Tufts 200 394 50.76% 189 376 50.27% 24 30 80.00% 20.4 1 3 2.5 1 0 30.48
W. Smith Hamline 120 210 57.14% 46 86 53.49% 74 94 78.72% 11.6 2.2 2.4 1.1 1.4 0.1 28.7
J. McKeithen Plymouth St. 202 370 54.59% 3 25 12.00% 136 201 67.66% 17.5 8.8 1 1.6 0.7 1.1 27.85
M. Randall Webster 157 303 51.82% 71 145 48.97% 83 103 80.58% 14.2 1.3 3.1 1.3 1.4 0 27.69
K. Flor Texas Lutheran 217 372 58.33% 0 0 0.00% 166 225 73.78% 18.8 9.3 0.4 1.6 1.4 1.4 27.65
M. Mathias Texas Lutheran 165 299 55.18% 5 19 26.32% 137 194 70.62% 14.8 4.5 1.8 1.8 1 0.6 27.01
K. Lerner Chapman 159 303 52.48% 114 227 50.22% 62 77 80.52% 15.9 1.2 5.1 1.5 1.2 0 26.93
J. Grinberg St. Norbert 156 294 53.06% 99 194 51.03% 45 64 70.31% 15.7 2.6 4.6 1.9 1.9 0.1 26.92
R. Sledge Whittier 135 280 48.21% 112 247 45.34% 67 90 74.44% 14 1.1 1.3 1.8 1 0 26.78
H. Pearson Buena Vista 150 313 47.92% 81 181 44.75% 114 154 74.03% 16.5 1.6 3.8 2.2 1.7 0 26.59
J. Penrose Dickinson 208 432 48.15% 0 1 0.00% 189 275 68.73% 19.5 1.2 1.9 2.6 2.2 0.1 26.56
F. Avalos Denison 219 460 47.61% 134 307 43.65% 46 71 64.79% 20.6 2.5 2.8 1.9 1.2 0.1 26.44
J. Edington Johnson St. 151 296 51.01% 101 208 48.56% 61 68 89.71% 16 0.8 4 2.1 1.7 0 25.93
E. Vasbinder Denison 185 412 44.90% 149 353 42.21% 28 45 62.22% 18.2 1.3 4.6 2 1.4 0.1 25.82
J. Dupuis John Carroll 193 409 47.19% 0 1 0.00% 122 184 66.30% 16.4 6.6 0.4 1.7 0.5 1.5 25.79
G. Robinson UMass, Dartmouth 228 446 51.12% 134 273 49.08% 101 125 80.80% 22.3 1.2 3.6 2.5 1 0.1 25.69
F. Stuart Trinity (TX) 199 405 49.14% 133 286 46.50% 70 97 72.16% 18.8 3 1.9 1.9 0.9 0.2 25.61
M. Caroll Piedmont 169 375 45.07% 128 295 43.39% 52 74 70.27% 15.7 1.2 2.8 1.8 1.4 0 25.59
T. Chea Ramapo 124 256 48.44% 85 192 44.27% 59 76 77.63% 13.1 0.9 3.3 1.6 1.9 0 25.5
J. Mickle Howard Payne 162 360 45.00% 145 328 44.21% 24 37 64.86% 15.9 0.9 2.5 2 1.4 0 25.39
R. Green Penn St. Altoona 80 162 49.38% 0 1 0.00% 61 86 70.93% 9.6 7.1 0.5 1.1 0.6 1.7 25.34
R. Kaneshiro Colorado 175 338 51.78% 0 1 0.00% 172 233 73.82% 16.3 3.7 1.4 2 1.2 0.2 25.33

8/11/2013 3:27 PM (edited)
Team Scoring Efficiency Leaders (Points Per Possession)

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Team Conference PPP PPG FG% FT% FG3% ORB% TO% PF%
Hamline Minn. IAC 1.235 84.2 52.54% 74.79% 42.70% 36.33% 19.92% 31.98%
Texas Lutheran ASC 1.216 102 52.86% 71.08% 41.84% 37.02% 19.59% 35.53%
Tufts NESCAC 1.215 76.3 51.33% 68.21% 46.14% 40.45% 21.50% 27.07%
George Fox Northwest 1.213 87 49.75% 69.47% 42.59% 37.99% 20.72% 25.91%
Kean New Jersey 1.207 75.7 51.01% 74.47% 44.98% 36.52% 20.97% 29.35%
John Jay CUNY 1.205 77.2 50.44% 71.96% 40.66% 37.35% 19.63% 29.99%
Webster St. Louis 1.2 84.2 50.51% 68.33% 44.38% 39.53% 18.92% 32.10%
UMass, Dartmouth Little E. 1.193 80.6 49.03% 70.69% 44.43% 33.30% 19.10% 28.17%
Willamette Northwest 1.193 75.2 49.30% 71.45% 44.42% 35.84% 18.62% 30.36%
Vassar Empire 8 1.187 83 51.82% 73.16% 41.81% 33.92% 18.95% 29.23%
Calvin Michigan 1.186 81.9 49.91% 71.50% 41.65% 34.28% 18.42% 27.81%
Trinity (TX) University 1.185 72.5 49.45% 71.65% 44.36% 36.34% 20.55% 29.14%
Macalester Minn. IAC 1.183 80.1 49.09% 72.98% 38.75% 37.62% 20.10% 29.33%
U.S. Coast Guard SUNYAC 1.182 82.4 49.23% 72.10% 39.84% 34.33% 18.60% 27.70%
Susquehanna CC 1.18 83.9 49.94% 73.80% 40.20% 34.29% 17.15% 36.68%
Ramapo New Jersey 1.175 74 46.31% 74.41% 38.92% 38.56% 18.93% 28.82%
SUNY Cortland SUNYAC 1.172 89.8 50.08% 68.22% 41.92% 34.64% 17.41% 30.64%
Denison N. Coast 1.168 79 47.89% 67.72% 41.93% 35.20% 18.96% 26.10%
Northland CCIW 1.167 77.2 48.89% 67.82% 42.74% 35.07% 19.04% 30.48%
Thomas N.Atlantic 1.161 73.5 50.85% 67.76% 37.29% 35.74% 19.49% 32.67%
Kenyon N. Coast 1.16 71.1 47.88% 74.52% 40.99% 35.53% 20.69% 25.65%
Brockport SUNYAC 1.16 73.5 47.94% 74.04% 37.55% 36.27% 19.26% 31.41%
Rhodes University 1.158 73 49.06% 65.64% 43.58% 33.72% 20.67% 28.15%
Lynchburg ODAC 1.157 75.2 49.57% 71.62% 43.32% 36.78% 19.66% 33.32%
Babson Penn. 1.157 74.3 48.51% 67.64% 39.47% 33.26% 19.11% 27.80%

8/11/2013 3:30 PM (edited)
Team Defense Efficiency Ratings:

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Team O_PPP O_PPG O_FG% O_FT% O_FG3% O_ORB% O_TO% O_PF%
Susquehanna 0.778 55.3 39.28% 68.11% 25.49% 31.20% 34.30% 24.01%
Hardin-Simmons 0.799 67 39.64% 67.87% 28.66% 30.94% 32.50% 24.08%
Hamline 0.818 55.8 37.99% 67.94% 28.15% 30.85% 30.23% 24.22%
Webster 0.822 57.6 40.99% 70.40% 30.43% 29.10% 31.89% 26.35%
Texas Lutheran 0.823 69 41.12% 69.71% 29.35% 28.12% 31.51% 26.29%
Wisconsin, Oshkosh 0.856 57.2 41.40% 69.63% 29.72% 28.48% 29.76% 28.26%
St. Mary's of Maryland 0.861 59.1 40.21% 69.28% 29.77% 29.17% 28.30% 27.19%
Elizabethtown 0.871 61.3 41.19% 70.24% 29.67% 30.07% 30.13% 27.30%
Penn St. Altoona 0.877 57.8 41.12% 70.52% 30.96% 28.59% 27.51% 28.82%
Ursinus 0.883 58.9 38.49% 75.65% 30.71% 27.87% 24.15% 21.79%
Wisconsin, Superior 0.884 60.2 39.96% 68.37% 27.74% 28.23% 23.34% 23.21%
Dickinson 0.887 76.6 41.25% 69.21% 30.28% 32.07% 29.34% 27.99%
Wentworth Tech. 0.889 63.9 41.92% 68.73% 28.31% 35.08% 30.36% 28.14%
Austin 0.89 71.1 42.19% 71.02% 33.17% 29.15% 28.23% 28.31%
Plymouth St. 0.893 56.4 39.07% 64.94% 30.49% 29.76% 23.30% 22.44%
John Carroll 0.893 62.7 42.82% 69.24% 30.38% 29.09% 28.04% 28.04%
Johnson and Wales 0.897 68.5 41.74% 70.62% 29.40% 31.94% 28.69% 30.16%
Colorado 0.9 59.1 39.98% 68.75% 30.96% 30.18% 24.50% 24.31%
Ramapo 0.902 56.8 43.44% 65.23% 33.41% 29.78% 27.97% 28.29%
Buena Vista 0.908 66.3 41.55% 70.11% 27.58% 29.69% 26.17% 31.70%
Lynchburg 0.912 59.2 40.09% 69.96% 28.15% 28.20% 22.89% 24.23%
Piedmont 0.912 65.9 42.74% 71.55% 31.51% 30.64% 28.16% 28.46%
W. New England 0.914 63.8 43.70% 67.76% 31.84% 28.31% 27.08% 30.04%
U.S. Merchant Marines 0.914 60.1 42.02% 67.67% 31.69% 34.18% 27.77% 29.58%
Wittenberg 0.915 59.8 38.65% 67.09% 31.26% 30.84% 21.51% 22.58%

8/11/2013 7:26 PM
Thanks all.

Bullman, did we even come close in any of those categories?
8/11/2013 8:04 PM
You're defense was #36 with 0.939 points given up and offense was #128 at 1.082.  You should be able to click on the hyperlinks to give you all the teams, btw.

Given the schedule that you played, your defensive numbers were pretty stellar.
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