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More Non-Con Results!

Happy Thanksgiving Blog!


Chadron State 82 @ MSUB 95

Nicely done Jackets!! Again: We have no idea what it means in context, but a ‘W’ is a ‘W’!

Yellowjacket highlights: Kendall Denham had 16 points, six boards, and five assists; Tyler Green had 21 points; Kamal Tall had nine points and five boards; Zack Rollins had 11 points, nine boards, and overall picked up a full house; and Sven Jeuschede had 17 points and six boards. Off the bench Kobe Terashema had five assists; Zharon Richmond had eight points and six boards; and David Simental had nine points on perfect shooting in just six minutes.

Congrats to the Jackets on the ‘W,’ keep throwin’ it down!


SMU 73 @ Monterey Bay 70

SMU tried to choke this game away, but luckily the guys were able to hold the Otters off. Good lord. Are you aware the only natural predator of a sea otter is man? This is because they taste¬†so bad that only the creatures that can eat them in one bite bother, and once they do it once they’re not likely to do it again because apparently the after-taste is horrifying too.

Saints highlights: Jordan Kitchen had 13 points and seven boards; EJ Boyce had four steals; Luke Chavez continues to run the show with 14 points, four assists and four steals; and Matt Dahlen had nine points. Off the bench Jared Matthews had eight points on perfect shooting; BJ Standley had nine points; and Tavian Henderson had 10 points and six boards.

Nicely done Saints! Non-con road victory -we love it.


Holy Names 77 @ UAF 67

So Alaska-Fairbanks didn’t get their revenge, but oh well.

Nook highlights: Amenofis Mitchell scored 13 and grabbed five boards; Alex Baham also grabbed five boards; Davis Kimball continues to impress with six assists and nine points; and Michael Kluting had a great performance with 19 points and nine boards. Off the bench Dalton Lootens had six points; and Joe Lendway had eight points.

UAF out-rebounded Holy Names 35-27, so they got that going for them, which is nice.


POW’ll be up in the next however long and then game previews will be up tomorrow at 10am.

Discussions: MSUB, NNU & Bullies, + More!

On the agenda for today: MSUB @ Chadron State, NNU/Sleeper Teams and their bullies, SFU’s schedule, and our posting schedule issues.


MSU-Billings 89 @ Chadron State 69

Just how bad is Chadron State? Answer -them playing in the RMAC may inadvertently cause some of the other RMAC teams to violate the Geneva Convention. It has been said that Green circle runs at The Summit At Snoqualmie are the Bunny Hill at Stevens Pass. Lower-mid teams in the GNAC are JV teams in the RMAC. The RMAC is typically a very, very good conference. So that could actually mean that MSUB just beat a good team by a lot. We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime:

Yellowjacket highlights: Preston Beverly had 13 points; Marc Matthews had 12 points and five boards; Kamal Tall had 11 points and six boards; Kendall Denham had 11 points off the bench; and Christian Evans had an insane double double of 23 points and 11 boards off the bench.

Good showing by the Jackets. The rest of you can thank MSUB -they’re a huge part of the reason we don’t write anything about non-D2 games; we love them, but they have a habit of losing to a whole smattering of NAIA teams from the Frontier conference, which is in fact wayyy weaker than the Cascade Conference. GNAC teams often play Cascade teams, but we consider those loses/close wins to be relatively okay because the Cascade Conf. is legit. As we’ve noted before: they often send four teams to a 16 at-large, 32 team overall tournament.


When sleeper teams wake-up.

We’re using NNU as the example because it’s the most recent and they had a schedule quirk that makes it even better:

During the year that NNU got really good once they got Alex Birketoft into their line-up, they played SPU three times. They played them once in December before they had him, and twice in a row in March; once as the regular season cap, and the other in the conference tournament. Okay, NNU played a game in between that, but for SPU it was twice in a row.

The first time SPU blew them out by 30. Okay, whatever, they didn’t have Alex, they were yet to get insane. The second time, SPU got to hear about NNU being soooo good and upsetting WOU on the road (something SPU couldn’t do) and so on and so forth, wow, NNU is great. While normally SPU might keep things humane or overlook the Crusaders because they like them (Christian schools, no real recruiting battles, etc.) this time it was like “NNU thinks they’re so good and are going to come in here and upset us, so let’s kill them.” And they did. And then they did it again out in Billings six days later.

We never know what to think of sleeper teams. We always hope that there is one because they’re so fun and dynamic. Two full years later we’re still mad that we didn’t get to see NNU in person that year. We were originally going on the SPU trip, but ended up going to MSUB at CWU instead (hella good game, btw) and so it wouldn’t have mattered anyway, but… Alex, Erik, Kevin. The dream. When Bouna could still be our obsession as the 6th man. And Kendall Denham was a breaking out starting freshman rather than a bench junior. We miss Kendall in the starting line-up, cm bck bby.

We look forward to hopefully another sleeper team this year, although we have no inclination as to who it’ll be because we don’t consider SMU a sleeper. Other people do, we don’t.


On SFU playing tournaments with SPU:

SPU: If you set up these games with us, we’ll bring SFU -guaranteed win against a D2 opponent, plus either a good win or a quality loss against us.
California schools: Deal!
SFU: Ummmmm Falcons, I thought you said there’d be an overlook factor???? Falcons??? FALCONS??? DON’T MAKE US GET OUR BOWS AND ARROWS. WE BEAT YOU TWO YEARS AGO YOU STUPID RETRIEVER BIRDS.


NNU your loss to College of I is completely irrelevant because they in fact are in the Cascade Conference, which is the class of NAIA D2.

We’re from the Cal-Pac, so we’re not even biased when we say that -Cascade is just straight up baller.


Why has the posting schedule been all messed up this year?

A number of reasons:

a. At the beginning of the year 10/11 teams were complete unknowns.

b. Now all 11 teams are completely unknown. SFU has had some good moments, UAA has had some bad moments, but none of that means anything because every conference seems to be in flux.

c. 35+ teams in the West Region are in flux. It makes things more complicated, it makes the extrapolation of data that much more meaningless, and while we’ll speculate on stuff all day long, how much of it any given person needs to read in a blog post is a different matter.

d. We’re finally working 40 (read: 50) hours a week at a somewhat big-person job and it’s exciting and we love it, but we’re yet to catch a rhythm yet and with how much variability there’s been in what’s going on with any conference team, there’s simply less blogging to be done this year so far. Things’ll mellow out and ramp up as we get into conference play.


Alright. Game previews’ll be up Friday morning, go dawgs, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.