Iba D2 Season 69 Topic

Merry Christmas and happy holidays.
12/24/2013 7:46 AM
Merry Christmas all! My favorite gift I received this morning is my Non-Qualifier made it to campus. Giddy up! He's gonna be a stud!
12/25/2013 5:06 PM
Merry Christmas! It's good to be back in Iba 
12/26/2013 10:38 AM
Merry Christmas. Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. 

I think we will be pretty OK at Longwood, but no repeat title is in the works. Probably a mid-level NT team at best.

12/26/2013 4:45 PM
I took so many walk-ons I had to give one a scholarship hahah. Hopefully you are all nice enough to run slowdown against Ouachita.
12/26/2013 4:51 PM
Our string of 42 consecutive post-seasons is in jeopardy at Bellarmine.  We have 4 sophs, 5 freshmen and lost our opener to a Sim
12/27/2013 12:38 PM
Who dunks the ball to win at the buzzer? bvb24's Dominican does. Harding survived this at the buzzer to win by one.

00:01   69-68 Bryan Simon misses the dunk attempt

So now they moved us to #18 and we're favored by one to win on the road at #12 Chadron St. Go figure. I just hope we finish 5-5 in nonconference play.
12/28/2013 11:03 AM
wait a sec. kelby AND olddave are back?!? And in D2?!? As if Iba D2 wasn't tough enough. Two of the best returns from the dead
12/28/2013 12:22 PM
Early season Final 4 picks, anyone?
1/1/2014 3:30 PM
After non-con, the top 5 teams in rankings and/or rpi

Grand Canyon (#1/rpi1): Early impressive victories for St Edwards and West Virginia Wesleyan plus a ridiculous ability to put the ball through the hoop equals the top ranked team via both measures. 12 seniors and juniors are experienced in the motion/press attack. Half the roster possesses LP or PER above 90. Grand Canyon owns the largest scoring differential at 22.9 against the 12th ranked SOS. ATH isn't elite, but GC has the highest SPD and PER of any team. 6 games remaining against ranked teams in the Cal CAA.

St Mary's (#2/2): All the consensus #2 team has done is beat everyone in front of them, including an undefeated run through the Yarnell. They are fresh off their most impressive victory, a 22 point beatdown of ranked Queens. Few have better ATH, DEF, and STA than mduncanhogs team and C Mark Murphy rules the paint. St marys has 6 games remaining against ranked teams in the Heartland and has amassed the 17th SOS before conference play.

Pfeiffer (#4/4): If you want to see a blueprint for a zone team, check out bow2dacowz squad. Pfeiffer has athletic defenders, particularly in the post, that make any adventure to the paint suicidal. They are a bucket away from a perfect 10-0 record and have impressive wins over California Davis and Valdosta St. The 8th ranked SOS and 2nd best FG% defense are a formidable combo. 2 games remaining against teams (Longwood) in the always tough CVAC.

incarnate Word (#3/7): A talented roster brings a good combo of offense and defense to the table, but it doesn't always translate to results. Good wins over Bellarmine and Queens are offset by a respectable 4 point loss to Longwood and an inexplicable 10 point loss to a Ouachita Baptist team with 8 scholarship players. 5 players score in double digits and there is a chance IW approaches an overall team score of 700. SOS is 9th and 6 games remain against ranked teams in the Heartland.

West Virginia Wesleyan (#10/3): WVW has won 9 of 10 to start, with the best win being an OT victory over Adams St. The lone loss is a 32 point demolition at the hands of Grand Canyon. Another good win just came versus ranked St Rose. The SOS is 11, but there are no ranked teams remaining in N AmericN conference play. This looks like one of those teams people will question at tourney time, but in the words of DJ Khalid, all they do is win.

California Davis (#12/5): Cal Davis owns impressive wins against Wisconsin Parkside and Bryant, while dropping games against Pfieffer and Chadron St. This well rounded team has zero freshmen on the roster and few teams work harder than the kids on this team. 6 games remaining against ranked teams in Cal CAA play.

Longwood (#5/23): bbunch owns a 4 point victory against Incarnate Word, and two losses to N Alabama and St Rose by a combined 4 points. It's a typical Longwood team built around ATH and DEF. The SOS is only 70th, but I'd attribute that to some underachieving by the teams on Longwood's schedule. Longwood faces Pfeiffer twice in CVAC play.

I'd add the defensive studs of Wisconsin Parkside to the mix. Who do you like?
1/5/2014 11:18 AM
I'm all ears for advice. Last night's game with Longwood is what has been happening to me in my last 6 games.

I'm competitive for a half... or perhaps 30 minutes... then fall apart in the end.

@ Longwood, up 4 at half, lose by 22
vs Limestone, up 7 at half, go to OT, somehow hang on and win
@ Cal San Diego, up 9 at half, lose by 10
vs Hillsdale, down 1 at half, lose by 14
@ Lander, down 1 at half, lose by 15
vs St Marys, down 7 at half, down 1 with 17 min left, lose by 12

Is it stamina? Tempo? IQ? I'm full of questions with no answers.
1/5/2014 11:56 AM
posted my dilemma on the main board. The sentiment is since I was the underdog in those games, the simulation made a halftime correction to prevent an upset. That's what I was thinking as well. That's bullshit. So no matter how much time you spend game-planning, picking your spots, and with success. The engine over corrects and trumps all your game-planning so the best team on paper wins. F'n bullshit.
1/5/2014 11:08 PM
considering there are quite frequently upsets in this game, I don't think the "sentiment" is necessarily correct.
1/5/2014 11:22 PM
yeah, i don't believe there's anything in the engine that pre-determines a final outcome, hacker. you do have an unusually bad 2nd half streak though. 
1/6/2014 2:30 PM
#2 St Mary's vs #3 Incarnate Word tonight. Mduncanhogs drives the team across town to take on the Cardinals. A victory likely vaults St Mary's ahead of Grand Canyon for the #1 spot. St Mary's favored by point.
1/9/2014 10:03 AM
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