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Username Post: Bison Women's Basketball 2018-19        (Topic#21960)
Bison137 
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11-15-18 09:52 AM - Post#265674    
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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.





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.

 
HuskyColonial 
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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

 
Bison137 
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11-18-18 07:17 PM - Post#266265    
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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.




 
jkrun80 
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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.




 
jkrun80 
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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.

 
jkrun80 
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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...

 
jkrun80 
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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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Re: Bison Women&#039;s Basketball 2018-19
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.

 
Bison137 
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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.




 
jkrun80 
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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.

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

 
HoleinOne 
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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.

 
bison75 
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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?

 
KenZ 
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12-02-18 04:27 PM - Post#267818    
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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

 
Bison137 
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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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