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View Poll Results: Who is the best Aussie Gael of all-time?
Daniel Kickert 1 8.33%
Patrick Mills 3 25.00%
Matthew Dellavedova 8 66.67%
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Old 20-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #151
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Regular season not yet complete, let alone conference championship tournaments > ? > Bracket
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Old 21-02-2012, 08:35 AM   #152
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SMC managed to hang in there in the ESPN/USA Today poll by being ranked #23 despite losing 3 of their last 4 games. The Associated Press poll dumped them from the top 25 altogether...

Just 3 week's until March Madness hits!
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Old 21-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #153
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I also overlooked the fact that New Mexico (Bairstow & Greenwood) has entered the national rankings after their outstanding run of late. They are ranked #21 by ESPN/USA Today and #18 by Associated Press.

Those in with a shot at receiving an at-large berth at the NCAA tournament include:

- Saint Mary's: unlikely to miss unless they lose all of their remaining conference games
- New Mexico with Bairstow and Greenwood are now better than even chances to get through as well.
- Saint Louis with Cody Ellis have a good chance of an at-large berth, but may need to win their conference tournament to ensure it.
- Valparaiso are an outside shot (Broekhoff) and will probably hinge on whether they can win the Horizon tournament(They will clinch the regular season title if they win on Wednesday).

Plenty of other teams boasting Aussies can make the NCAA tournament if they win their conference titles; some realistic chances include:

- Colorado (Tomlinson & Harris-Tunks) - Pac-12
- Valparaiso (Broekhoff) - Horizon
- Butler (Aldridge) - Horizon
- American (Fisher) - Patriot
- Saint Louis (Ellis) - A-10
- UNC-Asheville (Pal) - Big South
- UC Santa Barbara (Thomas) - Big West

Obviously some other teams could pop up into their conference tournaments like UTSA (Hill & Nujic) or Old Dominion (Iliadis) but the ones listed above arguably have a better chance at winning.

12th March (11th March in USA) is selection daya when the NCAA ournament teams are announced.

Just on 3 weeks until March Madness begins!
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Old 21-02-2012, 01:10 PM   #154
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Today’s results:

USC Upstate lost to Belmont 79-88.
Kok did not play.

Seattle defeated UC Davis 73-59
TJ Diop came off the bench and scored 6 points on 3/4 shooting to go with 4 rebounds and no turnovers before fouling out in 15 minutes.

I’m away for the rest of this week, but here is the schedule for all the games featuring Aussies…

Tomorrow’s games:

- North Carolina State vs #7 North Carolina (Vandenberg)
- Hartford vs Stony Brook (O’Neill & Wroe)
- Butler vs Illinois-Chicago (Aldridge)
- Wofford @ UNC-Greensboro (Faithfull)
- Valparaiso vs Loyola (IL) (Broekhoff)
- New Mexico @ Colorado State (Bairstow & Greenwood)

Thursday’s games:

- Boise State @ #16 UNLV (Drmic & Hadziomerovic)
- Lafayette vs Colgate (Trist)
- Old Dominion @ Georgia State (Iliadis)
- Richmond @ Saint Joseph’s (Duinker)
- Nicholls State vs Central Arkansas (Smith-Hyde, McBeath & Prest)
- UTSA @ Texas A&M-CC (Hill & Nujic)
- UC Santa Barbara @ Long Beach State (Thomas)

Friday’s games:

- #16 Saint Mary’s @ Portland (Steindl, Dellavedova, Page, Young & Hodgson)
- American vs Bucknell (Fisher)
- Albany @ Binghampton (Devlin, Hooley & Rowley)
- Stetson @ E Tennessee State (McInerney & Naburgs)
- UNC-Asheville vs Gardner-Webb (Pal)
- Sacred Heart vs Robert Morris (Akinpetide)
- CSU @ Virginia Military (Muo)
- Bryant vs Wagner (McMath & Maynard)
- USC Upstate vs FLA Gulf Coast (Kok)
- UMKC vs Oakland (Reid)
- Colorado vs Stanford (Tomlinson & Harris-Tunks)
- E Washington @ Idaho State (Hickert & Kostur)
- Utah Valley vs Houston Baptist (Sinclair)
- Seattle @ Fresno State (TJ Diop)
- Pacific vs CS Fullerton (Llewellyn)

Saturday’s games:

- Butler @ Valparaiso (Aldridge & Broekhoff)

Sunday’s games:

- #16 Saint Mary’s @ San Francisco (Steindl, Dellavedova, Page, Young & Hodgson)
- Sacred Heart vs St. Francis (PA) (Akinpetide)
- Saint Louis @ Rhode Island (Ellis)
- Winthrop @ UNC-Asheville (S Diop & Pal)
- Stetson @ USC Upstate (McInerney, Naburgs & Kok)
- North Carolina State @ Clemson (Vandenberg)
- Hartford @ Boston U (O’Neill & Wroe)
- Lafayette @ American (Trist & Fisher)
- Old Dominion vs Drexel (Iliadis)
- Nicholls State @ McNeese State (Smith-Hyde, McBeath & Prest)
- CSU @ Radford (Muo)
- Boise State @ Wyoming (Drmic & Hadziomerovic)
- Bryant vs Mount St. Mary’s (McMath & Maynard)
- UTSA vs Texas State (Hill & Nujic)
- New Mexico @ TCU (Bairstow & Greenwood)
- Wofford vs Furman (Faithfull)
- Washington State vs Washington (Motum & Kernich-Drew)
- Richmond @ Xavier (Duinker)
- UMKC vs IPFW (Reid)
- Idaho State vs Sacramento State (Kostur)
- Utah Valley vs Texas-Pan American (Sinclair)
- Southern Utah vs Oral Roberts (Massey & Heuir)
- E Washington @ Portland State (Hickert)
- UC Santa Barbara vs Cal Poly (Thomas)

Monday’s games:

- Colorado vs California (Tomlinson & Harris-Tunks)
- Oregon State vs Oregon (Brandt & Murphy)

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Old 26-02-2012, 06:49 PM   #155
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Catch up results…

Wednesday:

Valparaiso secured the Horizon League title by winning in OT – Broekhoff was again in the thick of the action with yet another double-double of 17 and 11. Not so good for New Mexico as they dropped their first game as a nationally ranked team this season and the Aussies were both scoreless.

North Carolina State lost to #7 North Carolina 74-86.
Vandenberg did not play.

#21 New Mexico lost at Colorado State 63-71.
Bairstow came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/2 shooting but had 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and no turnovers in 12 minutes.
Greenwood started and went scoreless on 0/3 shooting (0/2 3PT) but had 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 turnover in 19 minutes.

Hartford lost to Stony Brook 50-74.
O’Neill did not play.
Wroe came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/1 shooting and had just 1 foul in 4 minutes.

Butler defeated Illinois-Chicago 69-44.
Aldridge came off the bench and scored 2 points on 0/1 shooting (0/1 3PT, 2/2 FT) to go with 1 assist and no turnovers in 5 minutes.

Wofford defeated UNC-Greensboro 68-56.
Faithfull did not play.

Valparaiso defeated Loyola (IL) 66-62 in OT.
Broekhoff started and racked up another double-double, scoring a team-high 17 points on 4/12 shooting (3/7 3PT, 6/6 FT) to go with 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 turnovers in 41 minutes.

More to come...
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Old 26-02-2012, 07:16 PM   #156
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Default Nujic breaks out with 20 point outburst

Catch up continued…

Igor Nujic racked up a new career-high 20 points as the Roadrunners got it done in OT. Hill went close to a double–double with 9&11.

Thursday:

Boise State lost at #16 UNLV 58-75.
Drmic started and scored an equal team-high 9 points on 4/11 shooting (1/8 3PT) to go with 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 turnovers in 21 minutes.
Hadziomerovic came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/1 shooting (0/1 3PT) but had 1 steal and 2 turnovers in 7 minutes.

Lafayette defeated Colgate 84-67.
Trist started and scored 5 points on 1/4 shooting (3/5 FT) to go with 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block and 2 turnovers in 13 minutes.

Old Dominion defeated Georgia State 65-60 in OT.
Iliadis started and scored 4 points on 1/8 shooting (1/5 3PT, 1/2 FT) to go with 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block and no turnovers in 21 minutes.

Richmond defeated Saint Joseph’s 52-49.
Duinker came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/4 shooting (0/3 3PT) but had 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 turnover in 6 minutes.

Nicholls State defeated Central Arkansas 80-70.
Smith-Hyde started and scored 2 points on 1/2 shooting (0/1 3PT) to go with 1 rebound and no turnovers in 16 minutes.
McBeath started and scored 7 points on 3/7 shooting (1/3 3PT) to go with 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and no turnovers in 20 minutes.
Prest did not play.

UTSA defeated Texas A&M-CC 86-82 in OT.
Hill started and scored 9 points on 2/6 shooting (0/2 3PT, 5/5 FT) to go with 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 3 turnovers in 39 minutes.
Nujic started and scored a career-high 20 points on 7/9 shooting (3/5 3PT, 3/5 FT) to go with 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 4 turnovers in 22 minutes.

UC Santa Barbara lost at Long Beach State 58-70.
Thomas came off the bench and did not take a shot but had 1 rebound and 1 turnover in 5 minutes.

More to come…
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Old 26-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #157
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Default Gael's secure at least a share of the WCC title

Catch up continued…

The Gael’s ensured at least a share of the WCC title by thrashing Portland on the road. Steindl had a game-high 15 points whilst Delly went close to a double-double with 12 points and 9 assists. Young continued his resurgence with 10 points off the bench.

Reid racked up a team and new career-high of 14 points on 6/7 shooting in just 7 minutes in UMKC’s loss.

Friday:

#16 Saint Mary’s defeated Portland 70-43.
Steindl started and scored a game-high 15 points on 4/6 shooting (3/5 3PT, 4/4 FT) to go with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and no turnovers in 37 minutes.
Dellavedova started and scored 12 points on 3/8 shooting (0/2 3PT, 6/6 FT) to go with 5 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals and 1 turnover in 33 minutes.
Page started and scored 6 points on 1/4 shooting (4/4 FT) to go with 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 steal and 4 turnovers in 27 minutes.
Young came off the bench and scored 10 points on 4/6 shooting (2/5 FT) to go with 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 turnovers in 20 minutes.
Hodgson – red shirt.

American lost to Bucknell 50-55.
Fisher came off the bench and had no stats in 2 minutes.

Albany defeated Binghampton 74-63.
Devlin did not play.
Hooley – red shirt.
Rowley came off the bench and scored 4 points on 2/4 shooting to go with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block and no turnovers in 24 minutes.

Stetson lost at E Tennessee State 56-72.
McInerney started and did not take a shot but had 3 rebounds and 1 turnover in a foul plagued 11 minutes.
Naburgs started and scored 6 points on 2/5 shooting (2/5 3PT) to go with 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block and 2 turnovers in 31 minutes.

UNC-Asheville defeated Gardner-Webb 71-61.
Pal did not play.

Sacred Heart lost to Robert Morris 53-55.
Akinpetide did not play.

CSU lost at Virginia Military 81-90.
Muo started and scored 4 points on 2/4 shooting to go with 3 rebounds and 2 turnovers in a foul plagued 26 minutes.

Bryant lost to Wagner 73-86.
McMath came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/1 shooting but had 2 rebounds and no turnovers in 14 minutes.
Maynard did not play.

USC Upstate defeated FLA Gulf Coast 87-74.
Kok did not play.

UMKC lost to Oakland 56-89.
Reid came off the bench and scored a team and new career-high 14 points on 6/7 shooting (2/3 FT) to go with 2 rebounds and no turnovers in just 7 minutes!

Colorado lost to Stanford 50-74.
Tomlinson started and scored 8 points on 3/8 shooting (2/5 3PT) to go with 3 rebounds, 1 assist and no turnovers in 34 minutes.
Harris-Tunks came off the bench and did not take a shot but had just 1 turnover in 8 minutes.

E Washington defeated Idaho State 85-78.
Hickert came off the bench and scored 5 points on 2/6 shooting (1/5 3PT) to go with 1 rebound, 1 block and no turnovers in a foul plagued 10 minutes.
Kostur did not play.

Utah Valley defeated Houston Baptist 75-56.
Sinclair came off the bench and did not take a shot and had 1 block and no turnovers in 4 minutes.

Seattle lost at Fresno State 72-78.
TJ Diop came off the bench and did not take a shot but had 2 rebounds and 1 turnover in 15 minutes.

Pacific lost to CS Fullerton 68-69.
Llewellyn came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/2 shooting but had 1 rebound and no turnovers in 7 minutes.

More to come…
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Old 26-02-2012, 07:45 PM   #158
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Default Valpo round out season and the Horizon League Title with another win

Catch up continued…

Saturday:

Butler lost at Valparaiso 59-71.
Aldridge came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/1 shooting (0/1 3PT, 0/2 FT) and had no other stats in 2 minutes.
Broekhoff started and scored 6 points on 2/9 shooting (0/4 3PT, 2/2 FT) to go with 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks and 1 turnover in 33 minutes.

More to come…
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Old 26-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #159
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The Gael’s wrapped up the WCC title by overcoming a stubborn San Francisco on the road, it’s first outright since 1989. It is the first time someone other than Gonzaga has won the WCC title since 2000. Steindl had a game-high 16 points, whilst Delly had 14 points and 6 assists.

The Lobo’s lost their second straight on the road, and as a nationally ranked team, as they fell to TCU. They are now tied for the MWC leadership with UNLV and still have a good shot at the title with 2 games at home to lowly Air Force and Boise State.

Brock Motum continued with his good form by racking up 17 points and 8 rebounds, Jeromie Hill had 14 and 7, whilst Sam MCBeath recorded 16 and 8 all in losses…

Today’s results:

#21 New Mexico lost at TCU 64-83.
Bairstow came off the bench and scored 6 points on 2/4 shooting (2/3 FT) to go with 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block and 1 turnover in 17 minutes.
Greenwood came off the bench and scored 6 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 3PT, 1/2 FT) to go with 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 turnovers in 21 minutes.

#16 Saint Mary’s @ San Francisco
Steindl started and scored a game-high 16 points on 4/11 shooting (4/9 3PT, 4/4 FT) to go with 2 rebounds and 1 turnover in a foul plagued 35 minutes.
Dellavedova started and scored 14 points on 4/10 shooting (1/4 3PT, 5/6 FT) to go with 1 rebound, 6 assists, 1 steal but 5 turnovers in 40 minutes.
Page started and scored 2 points on 1/7 shooting (0/6 3PT, 0/1 FT) to go with 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 3 turnovers in 32 minutes.
Young came off the bench and scored 2 points on 1/1 shooting to go with 5 rebounds and 1 turnover in 12 minutes.
Hodgson – red shirt.

Sacred Heart defeated St. Francis (PA) 72-57.
Akinpetide came off the bench and was scoreless on 0/1 shooting and had no other stats in 8 minutes.

Saint Louis lost at Rhode Island 62-64.
Ellis came off the bench and scored 10 points on 3/8 shooting (3/8 3PT, 1/1 FT) to go with 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 turnover in a foul plagued 17 minutes.

Winthrop lost at UNC-Asheville 55-67.
S Diop came off the bench and had no stats in 3 minutes.
Pal did not play.

Stetson lost at USC Upstate 72-90.
McInerney started and scored 3 points on 1/1 shooting (1/1 3PT, 0/2 FT) to go with 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 turnover in 19 minutes.
Naburgs started and scored 6 points on 2/6 shooting (1/3 3PT, 1/1 FT) to go with 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 turnovers in 28 minutes.
Kok did not play.

North Carolina State lost at Clemson 69-72 in OT.
Vandenberg did not play.

Hartford lost at Boston U 55-64.
O’Neill did not play.
Wroe came off the bench and had no stats in 1 minute.

Lafayette lost at American 69-76.
Trist started and scored 8 points on 3/9 shooting (2/2 FT) to go with 3 rebounds and no turnovers in 24 minutes.
Fisher came off the bench and did not take a shot but had 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 turnovers in 5 minutes.

Old Dominion lost to Drexel 72-73.
Iliadis did not play.

Nicholls State defeated McNeese State 78-75.
Smith-Hyde started and scored 8 points on 3/8 shooting (2/7 3PT, 0/2 FT) to go with 3 rebounds and no turnovers in 37 minutes.
McBeath started and scored a team-high 16 points on 5/9 shooting (4/6 3PT, 2/2 FT) to go with 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 turnovers in 34 minutes.
Prest did not play.

CSU defeated Radford 65-59.
Muo started and scored 4 points on 1/8 shooting (1/3 3PT, 1/2 FT) to go with 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 turnover in 28 minutes.

Boise State lost at Wyoming 54-64.
Drmic started and scored 8 points on 3/10 shooting (2/7 3PT) to go with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 turnover in 26 minutes.
Hadziomerovic came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/1 shooting but had 2 rebounds and no turnovers in 9 minutes.

Bryant lost to Mount St. Mary’s 62-71.
McMath came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/2 shooting (0/1 3PT) but had 2 rebounds and 1 turnover in 7 minutes.
Maynard did not play.

UTSA lost to Texas State 52-66.
Hill started and scored a team-high 14 points on 5/12 shooting (1/5 3PT, 3/5 FT) to go with 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 turnover in 31 minutes.
Nujic started and scored 2 points on 1/6 shooting (0/2 3PT) to go with 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks and no turnovers in 29 minutes.

Wofford defeated Furman 67-52.
Faithfull did not play.

Washington State lost to Washington 55-59.
Motum started and scored a team-high 17 points on 7/19 shooting (1/4 3PT, 2/4 FT) to go with 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks and 4 turnovers in 36 minutes.
Kernich-Drew did not play.

Richmond lost at Xavier 57-65.
Duinker came off the bench and scored 4 points on 2/6 shooting (0/2 3PT) to go with 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and no turnovers in 23 minutes.

UMKC lost to IPFW 73-76.
Reid came off the bench and scored 2 points on 1/1 shooting to go with 1 rebound, 1 block and no turnovers in 2 minutes.

Idaho State lost to Sacramento State 67-70.
Kostur did not play.

Utah Valley defeated Texas-Pan American 74-64.
Sinclair did not play.

Southern Utah lost to Oral Roberts 71-73.
Massey started and scored 7 points on 3/4 shooting (1/1 3PT) to go with 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 turnover in 27 minutes.
Heuir started and scored 15 points on 5/15 shooting (2/6 3PT, 3/3 FT) to go with 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 4 turnovers in 38 minutes.

E Washington lost at Portland State 64-69.
Hickert came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/3 shooting (0/2 3PT) but had 1 turnover before fouling out in 8 minutes.

UC Santa Barbara defeated Cal Poly 68-60.
Thomas did not play.

Tomorrow’s games:

- Colorado vs California (Tomlinson & Harris-Tunks)
- Oregon State vs Oregon (Brandt & Murphy)
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Old 26-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #160
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Matthew Dellavedova continues to rack up the accolades, and this time one off the court!

Delly has become the first Saint Mary's men's basketball player to earn first-team honors on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men's Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A junior psychology major with a 3.61 G.P.A., Dellavedova has led Saint Mary's to a 23-5 record this season. While averaging 15.5 points and 6.4 assists, he has led the Gaels to first place in the West Coast Conference standings and a No. 23 national ranking.
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Old 27-02-2012, 03:00 PM   #161
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Today’s results:

Colorado defeated California 70-57.
Tomlinson started and scored 11 points on 4/8 shooting (2/5 3PT, 1/2 FT) to go with 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and no turnovers in 36 minutes.
Harris-Tunks came off the bench and scored 4 points on 2/4 shooting to go with 3 rebounds and no turnovers in 12 minutes.

Oregon State lost to Oregon 73-74.
Brandt started and scored 16 points on 6/13 shooting (3/5 3PT, 1/2 FT) to go with 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 turnover before fouling out in 25 minutes.
Murphy came off the bench and had just 1 foul in 2 minutes.

Tomorrow: no games featuring any Aussies.

Wednesday’s games:

- Saint Louis vs Xavier (Ellis)
- Idaho State @ E Washington (Kostur & Hickert)
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Old 27-02-2012, 07:24 PM   #162
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Great work as usual mate. Does anyone know why Drmic went from such a great start to now playing very average basketball?

Is he injured or is it simply poor form?
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Old 28-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #163
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Ryan Broekhoff has been named Horizon League Player of the Year!

http://www.valpoathletics.com/mbaske...h-of-the-year/

http://www.horizonleague.org/blog/ho...d-winners.html

Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named the league’s Player of the Year and Valparaiso's first-year head coach Bryce Drew was tabbed the league’s Coach of the Year. In addition, Broekhoff's team mate, junior forward Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) joined him on the All-League First Team.

Broekhoff becomes the first Crusader to earn Horizon League Player of the Year honors and is Valpo’s first Player of the Year since Lubos Barton earned the Mid-Con honor for the 2001-2002 season. The junior led the league in rebounding, averaging 8.4 rebounds per game, and has totaled 261 rebounds to date, already tied for ninth-most in a single season in Crusader history. Broekhoff also ranks fourth in the league in scoring, posting 14.8 ppg, and scored in double figures in 26 out of Valpo’s 31 games. The junior forward easily led the Horizon League with 11 double-doubles, the most by a Valpo player since Kikas Gomes had 12 double-doubles in the 2003-2004 campaign. Broekhoff also closed the regular season among the league’s top-ten in eight different statistical categories.
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Old 28-02-2012, 07:45 AM   #164
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The Gael's were today ranked #21 in the ESPN/USA Today poll, and are on the cusp of the top 25 in the Associated Press poll.
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Old 28-02-2012, 07:51 AM   #165
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Drmic's form could probably be attributed to a couple of things;

1. If they didn't know who he was and what he was capable of early in the season, teams have now done their scouting and have been paying him the respect he deserves.
2. Possibly a case of hitting the wall? Playing at the AIS over recent years is a lot different to playing 2-3 games of college hoops week in, week out for 3 months.
3. Maybe he is battling niggling injuries that we are not aware of?

I would expect him to bounce back bigger and better next season in any case. He is still one of the favourites to win the Mountain West Conference Freshman POTY.
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Old 29-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #166
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Matthew Dellavedova has been named West Coast Conference Player of the Year!

After leading the Gaels to their first outright West Coast Conference regular season title since 1989, Saint Mary's junior guard Matthew Dellavedova has been named the WCC Player of the Year.

Matthew Dellavedova becomes the seventh player in the history of Saint Mary's College - and the second straight Gael (Mickey McConnell, 2011) - to be named West Coast Conference Player of the Year. A finalist for the Bob Cousy Award given annually to the nation's top point guard, Dellavedova leads the West Coast Conference in assists per game with 6.6, while ranking third in scoring at 16.4 points per contest during WCC play. He led this year's Gaels to a 14-2 WCC record - setting a new school mark for the most conference victories in a season.

http://www.wccsports.com/sports/m-ba...022812aaa.html

http://www.smcgaels.com/ViewArticle....CLID=205388615

Well done Delly!

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Old 29-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #167
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Dellavedova has also been named to the 2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball All-Academic Team!

http://www.wccsports.com/sports/m-ba...022712aac.html

http://www.smcgaels.com/ViewArticle....CLID=205387953
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Old 29-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #168
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Today saw the commencement of Aussie involvement in post-regular season action in conference tournaments...

Today's results:

Butler defeated Wright State 70-52 (1st Rd Horizon League Tourney)
Aldridge came off the bench and scored 3 points on 1/1 shooting (1/1 3PT) to go with 1 rebound and 3 turnovers in 8 minutes.

Saint Louis defeated Xavier 70-59.
Ellis came off the bench and scored 7 points on 1/5 shooting (1/3 3PT, 4/5 FT) to go with 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks and no turnovers in 23 minutes.

Idaho State lost at E Washington 64-77.
Kostur did not play.
Hickert came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/2 shooting (0/1 3PT) but had 1 rebound, 1 assist and no turnovers in 10 minutes.

Tomorrow:

- Boise State vs #23 San Diego State (Drmic & Hadziomerovic)
- Winthrop @ Campbell (QF Big South Tourney) (S Diop)
- UNC-Asheville vs High Point (QF Big South Tourney) (Pal)
- Lafayette @ Holy Cross (QF Patriot League Tourney) (Trist)
- Richmond vs Dayton (Iliadis)
- American vs Army (QF Patriot League Tourney) (Fisher)
- New Mexico vs Air Force (Bairstow & Greenwood)
- UTSA @ Central Arkansas (Hill & Nujic)
- CSU vs Libert (QF Big South Tourney) (Muo)
- Nicholls State @ Northwestern State (Smith-Hyde, McBeath & Prest)
- North Carolina State vs Miami (FL) (Vandenberg)
- Seattle vs Longwood (TJ Diop)
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Though former AIS coach Marty Clarke was happy to direct his players to American colleges, Stacker, who took over the AIS program in 2010, sees the flight of his players as detrimental to Australian basketball.

"For every kid that succeeds at St. Mary's, there are a lot that go by the wayside at other schools," Patrick said. "I think the new regime wants to keep the best guys in Australia so they can develop them to play in the NBL. The NBL is getting watered down because most of the young talent is here in the United States."

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I think this is crazy. I can't help but think how guys like Khazzouh would have benefited from the college system, not just the coaching, but the crowds, the pressure, it's not even close to the NBL. Could you imagine the same sort of mentality in a code like Football?

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I think this is crazy. I can't help but think how guys like Khazzouh would have benefited from the college system, not just the coaching, but the crowds, the pressure, it's not even close to the NBL. Could you imagine the same sort of mentality in a code like Football?

I think you're going to find a lot more Australian coaches actively discouraging players from going over there with the new rules the NCAA have put in place that don't allow kids to play any type of organised 'ball for about 7 months prior to going. I currently have 2 kids that are sitting around going stir crazy, able to train but prohibited from playing. The fact that the rule puts them out of 20's Nationals involvement and any junior world championships is also a big disincentive. My 2 currently have very mixed feelings about their scholarships
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Such a rule sounds equally crazy, what is behind it? Are they just concerned about injury?

As far as coaching talent, and level of competition, you'd think there would be no comparison? Staying in Australia seems like the safe option, which is often the polite way of saying the mediocre option.
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Such a rule sounds equally crazy, what is behind it? Are they just concerned about injury?

I think there's zero thought behind it as far as Australia is concerned. The rule seems to be designed to apply to American kids who graduate in June then go to college in August, but it's one size fits all approach catches our kids who graduate in December.

Of course they can choose to ignore the rule and sit out a year of basketball when they get there....but that's not likely is it
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That seems just a plain stuopid rule doesn't it? I hope that something changes for the better from an Aussie perspective...


Greenwood explored for a game and new career-high 22 points on a sizzling 7/9 shooting that included 5/7 from long range in just 19 minutes as UNM crushed Air Force. Greenwood opened the second half with 14 straight points that included 4 three’s and a long jumper without a miss! Good to see him get a confidence boost ahead of the MWC and NCAA tournaments.

Hill and Nujic were integral in UTSA’s win today – hill with a double-double fo 13 & 11, whilst Nujic had 13 & 5 and combined they had no turnovers.

Today’s results:

Boise State lost to #23 San Diego State 53-66.
Drmic started and scored 10 points on 2/6 shooting (0/4 3Pt, 6/10 FT) to go with 5 rebounds, 1 assist and no turnovers in a foul plagued 32 minutes.
Hadziomerovic came off the bench and had just 1 turnover in 4 minutes.

Winthrop defeated Campbell 71-55 (QF Big South Tourney)
S Diop did not play.

UNC-Asheville defeated High Point 86-61 (QF Big South Tourney)
Pal came off the bench and had no stats in 1 minute.

Lafayette @ Holy Cross (QF Patriot League Tourney)
Trist started and scored 6 points on 3/5 shooting to go with 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 turnovers in 18 minutes.

Richmond defeated Dayton 82-71.
Duinker came off the bench and went scoreless on 0/3 shooting (0/2 3PT) but had 1 rebound and 1 turnover in 10 minutes.

American defeated Army 57-40 (QF Patriot League Tourney)
Fisher came off the bench and did not take a shot but had 1 steal and no turnovers in 4 minutes.

New Mexico defeated Air Force 86-56.
Bairstow came off the bench and scored 5 points on 1/4 shooting (0/1 3PT, 3/4 FT) to go with 7 rebounds and no turnovers in 18 minutes.
Greenwood started and scored a game and new career-high 22 points on 7/9 shooting (5/7 3PT, 3/5 FT) to go with 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and no turnovers in just 19 minutes.

UTSA defeated Central Arkansas 73-60.
Hill started and racked up a double-double, scoring 13 points on 5/12 shooting (1/3 3PT, 2/2 FT) to go with 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and no turnovers in 26 minutes.
Nujic started and scored 13 points on 5/10 shooting (1/4 3PT, 2/2 FT) to go with 5 rebounds, 1 assist and no turnovers in 29 minutes.

CSU defeated Libert 88-74 (QF Big South Tourney)
Muo started and scored 9 points on 2/6 shooting (1/3 3PT, 4/4 FT) to go with 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and no turnovers in 23 minutes.

Nicholls State lost at Northwestern State 61-92.
Smith-Hyde started and scored 9 points on 4/10 shooting (1/5 3PT) to go with 1 rebound, 2 assists and 1 turnover in 36 minutes.
McBeath started and scored 3 points on 1/5 shooting (0/2 3PT, 1/2 FT) to go with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 turnovers in 29 minutes.
Prest did not play.

North Carolina State defeated Miami (FL) 77-73.
Vandenberg did not play.

Seattle defeated Longwood 111-74.
TJ Diop came off the bench and did not take a shot but had 1 rebound and no turnovers in 10 minutes.

Tomorrow’s games:

- Winthrop vs Virginia Military (SF Big South Tourney) (S Diop)
- Sacred Heart @ LIU Brooklyn (QF Northeast Tourney) (Akinpetide)
- USC Upstate vs FLA Gulf Coast (QF Atlantic Sun Tourney) (Kok)
- Oregon State vs Utah (Brandt & Murphy)
- Pacific @ UC Santa Barbara (Llewellyn & Thomas)
- Washington State @ UCLA (Motum & Kernich-Drew)
- Colorado @ Oregon (Tomlinson & Harris-Tunks)

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And the accolades keep coming for Matthew Dellavedova.

Delly has now been named as a member of the AT&T Midseason 30 Watch List for the Naismith Men's Basketball Player of the Year Award.

http://www.smcgaels.com//ViewArticle...CLID=205389332

The midseason 30 list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the 2011-12 college basketball season. The Naismith Trophy, presented by AT&T, will be awarded at the 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four in New Orleans.

Whilst he has not won yet, last year's winner was Jimmer Fredette, and previous notable winners include Bill Walton, Johnny Dawkins, Tim Duncan & Kevin Durant.
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Some noteworthy stats...and for mine - the best 4 performed Aussies playing D1 hoops this season:

Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary’s College (West Coast Conference)
15.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.5apg, 45.4 FG%, 36.1 3PT%, 83.8 FT% , 37.0mpg

Ryan Broekhoff, Valparaiso (Horizon League)
14.8ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg, 0.9bpg, 48.8 FG%, 39.6 3PT%, 78.4 FT%, 32.2mpg

Brock Motum, Washington State (Pac-12)
17.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.8apg, 55.5 FG%, 40.3 3PT%, 73.3 FT%, 32.3mpg

Anthony Drmic, Boise State (Mountain West Conference)
12.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.1apg, 1.2spg, 38.1 FG%, 32.7 3PT%, 73.7 FT%, 30.1mpg

And the 5th member of my All-Aussie First team is:

Jeromie Hill, Texas-San Antonio (Southland)
12.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.4apg, 0.8bpg, 0.9spg, 48.8 FG%, 42.0 3PT%, 60.0 FT%, 30.7mpg

The next 5 to round out my All-Aussie top 10 as All-Aussie Second team are:

Cody Ellis, Saint Louis (Atlantic 10)
Corey Maynard, Bryant (Northeast)
Mathiang Muo, Charleston Southern (Big South)
Angus Brandt, Oregon State (Pac-12)
Nate Tomlinson, Colorado (Pac-12)

Honourable mentions got to:

Clint Steindl, Saint Mary's College (West Coast)
Jorden Page, Saint Mary's College (West Coast)
Damon Heuir, Southern Utah (Summit League)
Matt Massey, Southern Utah (Summit League)
Joel Naburgs, Stetson (Atlantic Sun)
Trian Iliadis, Old Dominion (Colonial Athletic Association)

Dellavedova is my Aussie D1 College Player of the Year.

Drmic is my Aussie D1 College Freshman of the Year

Motum is my Aussie D1 College Most Improved Player

Ellis is my Aussie D1 College 6th Man of the Year
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