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10-18-18 11:10 AM - Post#262963    

The Bison got 14 of a possible 18 first place votes in the official PL preseason poll:

Patriot League Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
Bucknell – 154 (14 first-place votes)
American – 137 (2 first-place votes)
Loyola Maryland – 129 (4 first-place votes)
Lehigh – 91
Navy – 91
Holy Cross – 81
Army West Point – 75
Lafayette – 63
Boston University – 56
Colgate – 23

Kate Walker and Kaitlyn Slagus were both named to the preseason All-PL team. Loyola was only 7-11 last year, but has four of the better players in the league. One of them, who was 1st team All-PL two years ago but missed last year due to an injury, returns for a 5th season. I think they should be better than American and probably the biggest threat.

http://patriotleague.org/news/2018/10/18/patri ot-l...




 
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11-01-18 07:20 PM - Post#264013    
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Bison open the season at #16 in the mid-major poll. Tough home opener against MM #1 Quinnipiac.

https://bucknellbison.com/news/2018/11/1/womens -ba...

Full poll here: http://www.collegeinsider.com/womens-mid-major-top...

 
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11-01-18 07:22 PM - Post#264014    
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I agree with that Loyola is going to be tough. They're a team that always gives us trouble, even when not at 100%.

 
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11-03-18 10:34 PM - Post#264166    
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Bison preview:

https://bucknellbison.com/


Very tough first few weeks. First game is on the road at Monmouth Tuesday, followed by the home opener vs Quinnipiac, the #1 midmajor in the nation. Q has won three NCAA tournament games the past two years, beating #5 Marquette, #4 Miami, and then #8 Miami the next year. Then they play at Drexel, #15 in the midmajor poll, followed by a road game at #18 Syracuse and then UMass.




 
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11-05-18 08:51 PM - Post#264347    
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Preview Bucknell video has interviews w/ Aaron Roussell and Kyi English:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JiP1U8mBKg




 
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11-05-18 09:24 PM - Post#264353    
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Very interesting article about Kate Walker. Kate's only D1 offer came from Bucknell and she has gone on to be one of the top players in the PL.

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=ca...




 
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11-06-18 01:49 AM - Post#264364    
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We have of late become a very good PL team, but have never shown the ability to compete with power conference teams. I think Coach Roussell is in the process of changing that, and the scheduling reflects that,

 
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11-06-18 04:27 PM - Post#264415    
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The women's opener at Monmouth (6 PM) is available on ESPN3, which the majority of people have access to for free through their cable provider:

http://www.espn.com/watch/player?bucketId =13301&am...




 
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11-06-18 07:16 PM - Post#264457    
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Very impressive so far. 50-17 early in the 3rd Q. Should be a good game Sunday vs. Quinnipiac.

 
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11-06-18 10:42 PM - Post#264578    
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Bison roll past Monmouth 70-32 in season opener


Very impressive, except that the Bison continued their trend of too many turnovers.




 
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11-11-18 06:26 PM - Post#265240    
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Bison got a huge win over mid-major #1 Quinnipiac at Sojka. May have played the best quarter of basketball I've seen from them, outscoring Q 25-6 to take a 20pt lead into the 4th. Had a dismal 4th offensively (1 FG) but made FTs and hung tough on D.

This team is for real. Excited to see what the rest of the season holds. If they can beat Drexel on the road, they will be ranked very highly.

 
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11-11-18 06:43 PM - Post#265243    
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Congrats to the Bison Women. This is the biggest win I can remember. Even the Creamer and Almind teams didn’t have a win of this magnitude.

 
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11-11-18 08:35 PM - Post#265254    
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Not to look too far ahead, but if they beat Drexel that sets up an interesting game at #18 Syracuse. It will be great to see if they can compete at that level.

Also, they made 85% of their FTs. They might need to start giving lessons.

Edited by jkrun80 on 11-11-18 08:44 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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11-11-18 09:43 PM - Post#265258    
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Great game! Nip and tuck for most of the first half, until Q opened up a 7 point lead late second quarter. Then the Bison avalanche began. BU rallied to take a 1 point lead at the half and then scored the first 14 of the third quarter to blow it open. Quinipiac’s omly Other loss in their previous 25 games... UCONN.

 
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11-11-18 10:48 PM - Post#265261    
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  • bison63 Said:
Great game! Nip and tuck for most of the first half, until Q opened up a 7 point lead late second quarter. Then the Bison avalanche began. BU rallied to take a 1 point lead at the half and then scored the first 14 of the third quarter to blow it open. Quinipiac’s omly Other loss in their previous 25 games... UCONN.





1. Following up on the streak across the second and third quarter. With 3:25 left in the second quarter, it was Q in front by a 37-30 score. By halftime, it was BU 38, Q 37. And over the first 4:22 of the third quarter, it suddenly became Bucknell 52, Quinnipiac 37.

2. Quinnipiac is definitely the real deal. Watching them play for the first 17 minutes was seeing high quality basketball - great shooting, crisp offense, very few turnovers, and well-coordinated defense. Despite not having much size at all. Having said that, once the Bison onslaught began, their shooting suddenly went ice cold and the turnovers began.

Q starts four seniors, all of whom started for last year's great team. And their first sub is another senior who saw extensive PT last year. The one difference from last yeqr - and it could be a big one - is that they lost the coach's daughter, who was the starting PG.




 
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11-12-18 07:18 AM - Post#265268    
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Just as the men’s home loss to lowly Fairfield, this is the kind of game a selection committee will look at to help evaluate the women. The OOC is a big deal for mid-major teams. It’s a great win.

 
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11-12-18 08:52 AM - Post#265278    
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I was not able to watch the Monmouth game so this was the first I saw the team play. It is obvious that the seniors went into the off-season committed to making this year special. Both English and Slagus have reconfigured their bodies ... the announcer referenced how English changed her workout and diet habits, I am sure Slagus made the same commitment.

One other item that jumped out at me ... during one of the timeouts, the camera was on our bench. The intensity with which each player ... the 5 in the game and the others standing behding ... was focused on the coach was pretty cool.

They have a tough non-conference schedule, so I'm not sure what the final record might be, but this has the makings of a special year. And, given at one point all 5 players on the court were sophomores and freshmen, the program seems to be in a good place.

 
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11-13-18 10:11 PM - Post#265494    
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http://www.collegeinsider.com/womens-mid-major-top...

Women up to #8 in the mid major poll. Somehow Quinnipiac is one spot ahead of them at #7

 
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11-14-18 04:25 PM - Post#265589    
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Women are #5 in ESPN's first women's ranking of the year:

https://bucknellbison.com/news/2018/11/14/women s-b...




 
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11-15-18 09:16 AM - Post#265653    
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Women are #5 in ESPN's first women's ranking of the year:

https://bucknellbison.com/news/2018/11/14/women s-b...


Interesting to note that while Quinnipiac dropped from first to seventh in the College Insider poll, they are not even ranked in the top 10 by ESPN.

 
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11-15-18 09:52 AM - Post#265674    
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  • bison63 Said:
I
  • Bison137 Said:
Women are #5 in ESPN's first women's ranking of the year:

https://bucknellbison.com/news/2018/11/14/women s-b...


Interesting to note that while Quinnipiac dropped from first to seventh in the College Insider poll, they are not even ranked in the top 10 by ESPN.





I would say there are likely two differences. First, the ESPN ranking is the opinion of one person, their main women's hoops writer, Graham Hays, while the mid-major poll is a collective effort of almost 40 coaches.

Secondly, I think there is a difference in philosophy. Hays apparently is basing his rating strictly on results on the court thus far in the 2018-19 season. The coaches apparently are looking at perceived strength of the teams beyond simply early results. Quinnipiac was #1 in the season-ending poll last year and they returned four of their five starters, so it's not irrational to think they are one of the top teams, despite their slip-up against the Bison. They did have a good win on the road in their opener vs Drexel btw. Time will tell.




 
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11-18-18 02:55 PM - Post#266242    
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Down 6 to #18 Syracuse at halftime. Much better than last game at Drexel.

 
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11-18-18 03:28 PM - Post#266243    
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Took the lead briefly. Still down 6 end of 3rd.

 
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11-18-18 04:29 PM - Post#266245    
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We’ll call this a moral victory after Thursday’s debacle.

 
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11-18-18 07:00 PM - Post#266261    
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No shame in this road loss. Women are outplaying the men for the first time in many years

 
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11-18-18 07:17 PM - Post#266265    
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  • HuskyColonial Said:
No shame in this road loss. Women are outplaying the men for the first time in many years




It hasn't happened often, but it did happen fairly recently. In 2015-16, the women went 17-1 in PL play, losing only to 17-1 Army, and they went 25-8 overall. The men went 14-4 and 17-14 that year. Women ranked #141 (Massey) while the men were #212. Women that year also won an NIT game behind two of the best players they've ever had, Claire DeBoer and Jacquie Klotz. The men were upset in the first round of the PL tournament.

Prior to that year, the last time the women were better was 2008-09 when they were pretty good and the men had their worst year in decades.




 
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11-23-18 09:02 PM - Post#266840    
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Nice 19 point win over UMass in Providence tonight. It would be great to see them maintain that level of play all weekend. https://bucknellbison.com/news/2018/11/23/women s-b...

 
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11-23-18 10:04 PM - Post#266841    
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The Bison were favored by 11 points in this one (Massey), so winning by 19 on a neutral court was a nice win. A few nice stats:

1. Soph Abby Kapp scored 16 points in the first 13 minutes of the game.

2. The team hit a team record 14 3-pointers on 30 attempts.

3. Kaitlyn Slagus had another double double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and also had four assists and three blocks.

4. Kyi English had 7 assists, 3 steals, and zero turnovers.

5. Team had only 11 turnovers - much better than their usual.




 
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11-24-18 02:56 PM - Post#266873    
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5. Team had only 11 turnovers - much better than their usual.


This was a big improvement. They had 31! against Syracuse. The only thing that kept that game close was that Syracuse was almost as bad with 24.

 
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11-24-18 06:47 PM - Post#266915    
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The women got another easy win today over Fairfield 77-54. Take on tournament host Brown tomorrow. Brown lost badly to UMass today. Only 10 TO's today, mostly by the reserves late in the game.

https://bucknellbison.com/news/2018/11/24/mack- lea...

 
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11-24-18 06:50 PM - Post#266916    
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Quinnipiac barely lost to #10 Texas yesterday 56-55. Quinnipiac led by 12 at halftime.

Lost to #21 Missouri today by 14. Have to give them credit for playing a tough schedule.

Edited by jkrun80 on 11-24-18 07:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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11-25-18 12:46 PM - Post#266979    
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Saw Quinnipiac/Texas on TV and Qinn. may be top 20 team by year's end. Good system that the players seem well equipped to run.

 
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11-25-18 04:23 PM - Post#266997    
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Brown made this one tough, shooting lights out in the 1st half. Didn't expect we'd score 43 and be down 5. But the team stepped up in the 2nd half, especially defensively, to pull away 91-78 behind 30 points by Slagus. Great to see the depth with a different leading scorer in each of the 3 games.

 
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11-27-18 05:39 PM - Post#267257    
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The women move up to #12 in this week's Mid Major Poll, immediately behind Quinnipiac and Drexel.

http://www.collegeinsider.com/womens-mid-major-top...

Syracuse is now #12 in the overall AP poll. And Iowa State, who the Bison visit right after Christmas, is #23.




 
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11-29-18 09:21 PM - Post#267587    
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Easy win for the women tonight at St. Bona after a bad loss to them last year. Woke up after a tough 1st quarter to go up 12 at the half. Then put it away in the 3rd. Played mostly bench players in the 4th.

As noted elsewhere, RPI doesn't mean much this early, but the Bison are currently at 20. They have a few more fairly easy games before they head to Iowa St, who is #4 despite a loss at S. Dakota yesterday.

Edited by jkrun80 on 11-29-18 09:21 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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11-29-18 09:42 PM - Post#267590    
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Women's program is strong and getting stronger.

 
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11-29-18 10:05 PM - Post#267593    
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Lady Bison appear one player away from Top 25 team, particularly if that player brought some height and toughness to team. Well coached and fun to watch.

 
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12-02-18 04:20 PM - Post#267816    
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Nice win by the women today. Does anyone know why Taylor O’Brien isn’t playing? Is she injured?

 
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Does anyone know why Taylor O’Brien isn’t playing? Is she injured?



she is in a boot, don't know specifics of the injury

 
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12-02-18 04:27 PM - Post#267819    
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Yes she has been in a boot for the last 10 days. Did not play any of the three games up in Providence. Not sure if it is a sprained ankle or some sort of stress fracture.




 
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Kept the turnovers to a minimum again today, which is certainly helping. They've also picked up the defensive effort the last few games. Also had another explosive 3rd quarter, not that the 1st & 2nd were bad.

Glad they have a couple of home games after finals before they go to Iowa St. If they play with them with the kind of confidence they've shown lately, it will be a good game.

 
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12-03-18 03:12 PM - Post#267893    
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normally don't care about bracketology projections this early in the year, but thought it worth pointing out that current espn bracket has us as an 11 seed, pretty impressive, hopefully we keep playing well and get there

http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basket ball/brac...

 
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12-03-18 03:50 PM - Post#267895    
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The best seed for a PL team has been a 13 - which I believe has happened four times. An 11 would be very impressive. One thing that may hurt, even if the team performs well, is that the women's committee doesn't just try to seed the teams, but also uses geography as a significant factor for lower seeds. The women's tournament - unlike the men's - does not make money, so they try to contain costs where it's not too outrageous.




 
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  • Bison137 Said:
The best seed for a PL team has been a 13 - which I believe has happened four times. An 11 would be very impressive. One thing that may hurt, even if the team performs well, is that the women's committee doesn't just try to seed the teams, but also uses geography as a significant factor for lower seeds. The women's tournament - unlike the men's - does not make money, so they try to contain costs where it's not too outrageous.


Yes, I doubt they will fly them to Stanford, though it would be a great experience for the players.


 
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12-06-18 09:09 PM - Post#268231    
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Curious. How many women's basketball athletic scholarships does Bucknell give? Are these all full rides or are some partial?

 
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12-06-18 11:37 PM - Post#268240    
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Women 9th in the mid major poll this week.

 
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12-07-18 12:20 AM - Post#268243    
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  • HoleinOne Said:
Curious. How many women's basketball athletic scholarships does Bucknell give? Are these all full rides or are some partial?




I am fairly certain it is 13 - the same number as the men. Definitely not less. In women's basketball, a team can give out as many as 15 but not many do.

Unlike most sports, basketball scholarships are all full rides. No partials.




 
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12-12-18 01:05 PM - Post#268866    
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Women ranked 10th in latest mid major poll. Interesting that Quinnipiac, season opening #1, has dropped out of the top 25.

 
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12-12-18 01:52 PM - Post#268890    
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They had bad back-to-back losses vs Central Michigan and Princeton. In the Massey ratings, they fell from 59th to 90th. CMU btw is ranked 26th of all schools, so that was not at all a bad loss, but still two losses will have an effect. Q'pac btw has had a brutal schedule. They may have bitten off a bit too much after their great run last year.

Bison btw are rated at #77 by Massey.




 
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