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Posted: 3/6/2013 11:51 PM

Women's tournament bracket 


CMU (4 seed) plays the winner of the Kent State/BGSU and WMU/EMU bracket. Noon Thursday and noon Friday, if they advance. Personally, I'd like to see someone knock off Bowling Green before they get to us. (I know we beat them last year in the tournament).

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Posted: 3/6/2013 11:57 PM

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Two losses to Ball State didn't hurt too much eh? banghead   Just one win in those two games and CMU would have been the 2 seed, had a bye to the semi's and Toledo on the other half of the bracket.

Now, they play in the quarters.  If they win they get an extremely well rested Toledo in the semi's.  CMU will hobble in without it's number one point guard and a couple of players battling some very nagging knee injuries.  Not exactly a recipe for a championship.
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Posted: 3/7/2013 12:12 AM

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This team has a knack for refusing to do things the easy way, it's been that way for years. But I expect them to advance to face Toledo on Friday. I don't see any of the other teams beating Bowling Green, so I see a CMU/BGSU matchup on Thursday.
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Posted: 3/7/2013 11:36 AM

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I hope you are correct.  I have not seen this team adjust to losing Jess Green.  She had become the lightening rod that all energy flowed thru.  She distributed, made shots, snuck in behind the D for surprise baskets, brought a mental toughness to the floor, and was pretty much the piston the made the engine run.

Her injury took so much out of the team.  Bradford has not been the same offensively since Green went down with her ACL tear.  The offense doesn't seem to run and gun nearly as well.  Vs EMU they had TWO fast break points.  Two?  EMU had Ten! 

I hope your correct, but BGSU smells blood and they will bring it big time.  We will see if CMU has an answer to their offensive woes sans Jess Green.
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Posted: 3/7/2013 12:35 PM

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a10koaksfed wrote: I hope you are correct.  I have not seen this team adjust to losing Jess Green.  She had become the lightening rod that all energy flowed thru.  She distributed, made shots, snuck in behind the D for surprise baskets, brought a mental toughness to the floor, and was pretty much the piston the made the engine run.

Her injury took so much out of the team.  Bradford has not been the same offensively since Green went down with her ACL tear.  The offense doesn't seem to run and gun nearly as well.  Vs EMU they had TWO fast break points.  Two?  EMU had Ten! 

I hope your correct, but BGSU smells blood and they will bring it big time.  We will see if CMU has an answer to their offensive woes sans Jess Green.
All true a10! J.Green was the best 3 point shooter in the MAC.
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Posted: 3/7/2013 2:09 PM

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a10, you have had many very good posts in the past but I think this one is your best. You are right on. 83 and I were at the Western game when Jess went down and since then the team has not been the same. Part of it they no longer have the things she was bringing that you mentioned, but opposing teams can now play CB differently and it has help shut her down. Well, maybe not shut her down, I don't think anyone in the MAC can do that, but they have been able to frustrate her and she is just starting to adjust. The game at Eastern was a good example, she was tied up constantly but she recognized it and began finding open players more often. I think on of CB's best skills is her ability to see the floor and make incredible passes. T. Johnson has found some new life the last 4 or 5 games and has added some great D and some very accurate shooting. I think beating BG is going to be tough. I am hoping they do, as I am planning on heading out to Cleveland for Fri. and Sat. if they get past Thurs.



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Posted: 3/7/2013 2:57 PM

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Thank you 70.  I have also had many very bad posts!!!  wink  It's unfortunate for the team that Jess went down with the torn ACL, but it happens to several teams every year.  The Chips will have to figure it out and adjust.  @TAJ4433 has become more of an offensive threat.  @cincoblanco23 is working on it. 

The one player I keep waiting for to realize she is playing D1 hoops is our 6'2" center.  She seems stuck in hs level play and can't make the transition.  She still expects to stand flat footed and reach to get the job done, as was often the easy way in hs.  If she ever decides to be a player, get in real physical condition, learn box position fundamentals, she could be a strong contributor.  It's not happening this year, her sophomore year.  Maybe during the off season someone will get in her ear and lead her where she needs to go.  Until then, noidea.
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Posted: 3/7/2013 3:08 PM

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Right on again a10. I know that the person you refer to has had some leg problems this year and I am not sure that she is anywhere near 100% at this time. I also know having watched her for two years in HS and last year as a true Fr. that she is indeed not playing to her potential. Again, not sure why. She is a very talented player and has pretty good foot work for a post player and at one could get off the floor pretty well. I have noticed that she has had trouble hanging on to the lower passes and at times seems a bit lethargic. Might just be me, am not calling her out, just stating my observation. I do agree with you that she could make a major difference if and when she returns to her past self.
I have seen the girls play 8 or 9 games in person this year and several more on line and see a lot of potential that is just not surfacing consistently, I can tell you this, Coach G. and her staff are coaching the girls and begging them to do the things they have been working on and at times the girls are just not responding. Substitutions are made with hopes of getting a lift while coaching up the player coming off the floor, but I think Coach G. has a very good handle on who her prime timers are and what pieces fit at certain times, the problem is she doesn't get to put on a uniform and get on the floor. Let's hope they dig real deep next week and have a great run.



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Posted: 3/8/2013 2:25 PM

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Jessica Green had her surgery today. She needs to look no further for inspiration than Toledo's Naama Shafir. She had the same surgery last year and today was named All-MAC for the second time. Player of the Year in the MAC, IMO.
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Posted: 3/8/2013 11:21 PM

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cmu83 wrote: Jessica Green had her surgery today. She needs to look no further for inspiration than Toledo's Naama Shafir. She had the same surgery last year and today was named All-MAC for the second time. Player of the Year in the MAC, IMO.
If I am not mistaken, Naama Shafir was injured two season's ago and sat out last season. Shafir did perform extremely well this season and is my choice for the 2012-2013 MAC Player Of the Year!
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Posted: 3/8/2013 11:52 PM

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CMUDOC wrote:
cmu83 wrote: Jessica Green had her surgery today. She needs to look no further for inspiration than Toledo's Naama Shafir. She had the same surgery last year and today was named All-MAC for the second time. Player of the Year in the MAC, IMO.
If I am not mistaken, Naama Shafir was injured two season's ago and sat out last season. Shafir did perform extremely well this season and is my choice for the 2012-2013 MAC Player Of the Year!
She got hurt 11-25-2011, played four games last year and got the year back as a medical redshirt.
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