The most successful program on Liberty Mountain deserves its own forum. We give Coach Green and the Lady Flames their props while breaking down their run to the Big Dance once again.
By ballcoach15
#573886 LU finished 3rd in the ASUN. Will play Jacksonville at Vines center in first round of tournament. Finishing 3rd is quite an accomplishment, considering all the injuries. Coach Green gets my vote for Coach of the Year.
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By Cider Jim
#573888 WHEN is the game, Ballcoach? And why does a 3rd place team get to host? :dontgetit
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By Purple Haize
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Cider Jim wrote:WHEN is the game, Ballcoach? And why does a 3rd place team get to host? :dontgetit


Higher seed.
By ballcoach15
#573901
Cider Jim wrote:WHEN is the game, Ballcoach? And why does a 3rd place team get to host? :dontgetit


Game is Friday, March 8.

Quarterfinals: Friday(8th)
Semifinals: Wednesday (13th)
Championship: Sunday (17th)
By thepostman
#573903 This team has really improved as the conference season has gone on. I was pretty critical early on but if I am going to be critical I also need to be able to give credit when credit is due.
By oldflame
#573906
Cider Jim wrote:WHEN is the game, Ballcoach? And why does a 3rd place team get to host? :dontgetit


Friday at 7 PM. The women's tournament has the same format as the men's. Higher seed hosts.
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By Purple Haize
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thepostman wrote:This team has really improved as the conference season has gone on. I was pretty critical early on but if I am going to be critical I also need to be able to give credit when credit is due.


So now we aren’t calling for Green to get fired? This is so confusing :D
By thepostman
#573930 I still think it is time for him to retire. That hasn't changed.

I know he will never be fired.
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By Cider Jim
#574140 According to the post game show on the radio, LU will be hosting North Florida.
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By BJWilliams
#574145 You like anything? Seems all you talk about is what you don't like
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By Jonathan Carone
#574149
ballcoach15 wrote:I am not sure if I like this reseeding deal. I see no good reason for it.


There’s a perfectly good reason for it. The conference wants the team who has been the best team throughout the regular season to have the absolute best chance at making the NCAA tournament. It rewards the regular season winner.
By JK37
#574150 And gives the auto bid recipient the best chance of getting into and winning in the NCAA tourney. A win equals another share of NCAA money. Therefore, like almost always, follow the money!
By oldflame
#574155 With the reseeding, FGCU has what looks like an easy path to the finals, although obviously KSU must have played well to knock off Stetson. I think that could work to our advantage if we face them for the championship.
By ballcoach15
#574156 One thing I have always liked about post season tournaments, is that they give every team an opportunity to reach NCAA tournament, regardless of how they do in regular season. Most people don't remember who won what in regular season, it's the post season that they remember.
Not college, but I believe wild card teams have won Super Bowl and World Series in the past. One of my favorite tournaments of all time, was a local high school baseball team went 6-12 in regular season, and won state championship. Another of my favorites is last year's NCAA basketball tournament, when UVA was seeded #1, and probably given the easiest road to Final 4. They lost in first round to a #16 seed.
To sum it all up, trophies are won in post season playoffs.
By ballcoach15
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oldflame wrote:With the reseeding, FGCU has what looks like an easy path to the finals, although obviously KSU must have played well to knock off Stetson. I think that could work to our advantage if we face them for the championship.


I hope KSU beats FGCU.
By oldflame
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ballcoach15 wrote:
oldflame wrote:With the reseeding, FGCU has what looks like an easy path to the finals, although obviously KSU must have played well to knock off Stetson. I think that could work to our advantage if we face them for the championship.


I hope KSU beats FGCU.


I have mixed feelings. It obviously would be great to be at home, but if KSU plays well enough to beat the top 2 seeds, they clearly would be a dangerous opponant in the final. After coming so close at home a few weeks ago, I would love to see us be the ones to finally knock off FGCU.
By thepostman
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ballcoach15 wrote:One thing I have always liked about post season tournaments, is that they give every team an opportunity to reach NCAA tournament, regardless of how they do in regular season. Most people don't remember who won what in regular season, it's the post season that they remember.
Not college, but I believe wild card teams have won Super Bowl and World Series in the past. One of my favorite tournaments of all time, was a local high school baseball team went 6-12 in regular season, and won state championship. Another of my favorites is last year's NCAA basketball tournament, when UVA was seeded #1, and probably given the easiest road to Final 4. They lost in first round to a #16 seed.
To sum it all up, trophies are won in post season playoffs.


But giving the regular season importance is something that shouldn't be ignored. It increases the value of every game. It doesn't take any chances away from anybody but it help rewards those you played well during the season.
By JK37
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oldflame wrote:I would love to see us be the ones to finally knock off FGCU.


Not. Gonna. Happen.
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By cruzan_flame13
#574168
JK37 wrote:
oldflame wrote:I would love to see us be the ones to finally knock off FGCU.


Not. Gonna. Happen.


Oh ye of little faith Play Basketball.
By lynchburgwildcats
#574174
BJWilliams wrote:You like anything? Seems all you talk about is what you don't like

Apparently he likes complaining about everything he doesn't like and when anything changes.
By oldflame
#574178
JK37 wrote:
oldflame wrote:I would love to see us be the ones to finally knock off FGCU.


Not. Gonna. Happen.


Oh, they are good, and a couple of months ago I would have thought the same. However, after losing to them by a single point at the Vines a month ago, I'm not going to say we can't do it. Gotta beat N Florida first.
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By Cider Jim
#574182 Last night's attendance was "estimated" at 190, according to the local paper. I was there with Ballcoach and TF, but the place was mostly empty, due to the combination of students being gone for Spring Break and the SNOW.
By JK37
#574189 I was there, too. And I was surprised as many fans were there as there were.
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By Chainsaw777
#574254
Cider Jim wrote:Last night's attendance was "estimated" at 190, according to the local paper. I was there with Ballcoach and TF, but the place was mostly empty, due to the combination of students being gone for Spring Break and the SNOW.


I was there and if 190 where in attendance, 100 were security, serving food and custodians!!!!
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By Cider Jim
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Chainsaw777 wrote:I was there and if 190 where in attendance, 100 were security, serving food and custodians!!!!

Maybe they were also counting both teams, coaches, and refs.
By ballcoach15
#574331 Seems as if every time LU has a big game at home, students are on break. I know very little about college academic schedules, but maybe we should hold off on breaks until after each sports season., if possible. :lol:
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By Purple Haize
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ballcoach15 wrote:Seems as if every time LU has a big game at home, students are on break. I know very little :lol:



FIFY.....again :lol:
By ballcoach15
#574522 LU fans can catch a triple header tomorrow. Softball at 3, then after softball rush over to baseball, then head to Vines Center. I know 3 who will catch all 3 events.
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By prototype
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Chainsaw777 wrote:
Cider Jim wrote:Last night's attendance was "estimated" at 190, according to the local paper. I was there with Ballcoach and TF, but the place was mostly empty, due to the combination of students being gone for Spring Break and the SNOW.


I was there and if 190 where in attendance, 100 were security, serving food and custodians!!!!


I was there and brought 7 other people with me. Spring break really hurt us.
By ballcoach15
#574586 Lady Flames win 65-51 over North Florida. Headed to championship game. Game was tied 29-29 at halftime. Strong 2nd half. Coach Green is Coach of Year in my book.
By rogers3
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ballcoach15 wrote:We play FGCU Sunday at 3:00 for ASUN championship.


If someone would have predicted this after our first 10 games, I would have said that they were crazy.
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By Purple Haize
#574631
ballcoach15 wrote:Did anyone notice ASUN had an all female ref crew for this game ?


Welcome to the 21st century. That’s not all that rare nowadays
By Chippy
#574655
Purple Haize wrote:
ballcoach15 wrote:Did anyone notice ASUN had an all female ref crew for this game ?


Welcome to the 21st century. That’s not all that rare nowadays

First time I have ever seen this in 12 years I've been following LU. Pointed this out to my wife during the game.
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By Purple Haize
#574661
JK37 wrote:I’ve seen it a few times this season.


Well we probably watch more WBB than anyone else so that would explain it. Ha
By ballcoach15
#574668 At Texas A&M there were 3 female umpires for a couple of the LU games. But I don't recall seeing all female crew at any of A&M's games.

Sometimes I think NCAA goes overboard trying to be politically correct, or trying to make a social statement.
By oldflame
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ballcoach15 wrote:At Texas A&M there were 3 female umpires for a couple of the LU games. But I don't recall seeing all female crew at any of A&M's games.

Sometimes I think NCAA goes overboard trying to be politically correct, or trying to make a social statement.


Or, maybe it's just that within the relatively small subset of people who are interested enough to go through whatever the qualifying process is to umpire D1 softball, there might be quite a few who PLAYED the sport, and since it's 2019, not 1950, there is nothing to stop them from doing it.
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By prototype
#574687 Or they identified as men?