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Bison137 
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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...




 
jkrun80 
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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%.

 
Bison137 
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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




 
Bison137 
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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...




 
bison63 
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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...




 
jkrun80 
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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.




 
jkrun80 
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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.

 
HuskyColonial 
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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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Bison Women's Basketball 2018-19
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.

 
bison63 
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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.




 
HuskyColonial 
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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.

 
DoCtoR62 
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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

 
Bison137 
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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...




 
bison63 
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11-15-18 09:16 AM - Post#265653    
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  • 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.

 
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