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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by CALUPA69 View Post
    The GU loss is more painful because they don't appear to be headed back to that spot again any time soon.
    I suspect this will be another IUP/Cal battle for women's supremacy this year.

    I wasn't impressed with Edinboro's new coach last year. They had far better talent than they showed. They were largely non-competitive against IUP. But, that was her first year. We'll see what happens. They lost some studs, though.

    IUP and Cal are both pretty loaded.

    Tom's built to the point now where one class of stars leave and the next is ready to go. His freshmen class last year was superb. He is set up for years to come.

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  • CALUPA69
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    Re: IUP Women's Basketball | 2019-20

    Originally posted by Golden89 View Post
    Not to mention Shaw winning it all in 2012. And Gannon made the final four in 2010 as an undefeated team and blew an 18-point second half lead to Emporia State (another loss that haunts a program).
    The GU loss is more painful because they don't appear to be headed back to that spot again any time soon.

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  • Golden89
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    The women's side has had more national success with Cal's titles, Virginia Union, ... and IUP reaching the past two Final Fours.

    That said, the women's Atlantic is much thinner. There aren't many good teams. The men's Atlantic is very deep.
    Not to mention Shaw winning it all in 2012. And Gannon made the final four in 2010 as an undefeated team and blew an 18-point second half lead to Emporia State (another loss that haunts a program).

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  • IUP24
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Hard to say.

    I will say this ... that fourth quarter of Tom's Final Four loss will forever haunt that program. They had the lead after 3 frames and all the momentum in the world. Still painful, ...
    Funny you should say that...

    I fell down the YouTube rabbit hole the other day. I somehow came across the entire 15 minute presser from Tom and Co. after the game on the internet the other day. I never watched the whole thing. It was tough to watch. You could tell there was a lot of pain there from all parties.

    It's tough. I said it when it happened, you simply don't have any idea when those moments ever come again. And it might not ever come again. IUP might never get that close again.

    For what it's worth, that SW Oklahoma State team lost the next night, but it took two overtimes and two tying shots, one of them a desperation heave at the buzzer, from that team who won it to even get it to that 2nd OT. Point is.. That was Tom's net to cut down. But that's not the way it ended.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    The women's side has had more national success with Cal's titles, Virginia Union, ... and IUP reaching the past two Final Fours.

    That said, the women's Atlantic is much thinner. There aren't many good teams. The men's Atlantic is very deep.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by IUP24 View Post
    Here's a question... In terms of quality of basketball, and depth/number of quality teams, on both sides, where do you rank the Atlantic Region in terms of level of difficulty against the others? I know the region that Bellarmine is in is really tough. I don't know the name of it. I think the Atlantic has to be in the top 2 or 3.

    It's a lot different than football. This region has sent teams to the Elite Eight and have performed very well in both the men's and women's division. There's been national champions and nation championship appearances. Runs to the final four. Even Mercyhurst, in a losing effort, played NWMST tougher than anybody else did all season.

    Edit... These discussions in the offseason are great and also why the basketball side of this board will forever be better.


    Hard to say.

    I will say this ... that fourth quarter of Tom's Final Four loss will forever haunt that program. They had the lead after 3 frames and all the momentum in the world. Still painful, ...

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  • IUP24
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    Re: IUP Women's Basketball | 2019-20

    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Valid point. To win back-to-back Regional's on the road is pretty impressive.
    Here's a question... In terms of quality of basketball, and depth/number of quality teams, on both sides, where do you rank the Atlantic Region in terms of level of difficulty against the others? I know the region that Bellarmine is in is really tough. I don't know the name of it. I think the Atlantic has to be in the top 2 or 3.

    It's a lot different than football. This region has sent teams to the Elite Eight and have performed very well in both the men's and women's division. There's been national champions and nation championship appearances. Runs to the final four. Even Mercyhurst, in a losing effort, played NWMST tougher than anybody else did all season.

    Edit... These discussions in the offseason are great and also why the basketball side of this board will forever be better.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by IUP24 View Post
    It's also interesting to note that given the context of how good the women have been, especially the last two years, they still haven't hosted the Regional. I thought we would have seen a very interesting situation had IUP men's and women's teams both hosted last year, but Tom sputtered just a tad down the stretch to end that though.

    The Atlantic Region is really tough on both sides.

    Valid point. To win back-to-back Regional's on the road is pretty impressive.

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  • IUP24
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    This is a pretty light non-conference schedule for Tom. Of course, his past couple have been light, too. Granted, he may not have an easy time finding teams willing to play them.

    Very different philosophies between Joe and Tom in regard to these games.
    It's also interesting to note that given the context of how good the women have been, especially the last two years, they still haven't hosted the Regional. I thought we would have seen a very interesting situation had IUP men's and women's teams both hosted last year, but Tom sputtered just a tad down the stretch to end that though.

    The Atlantic Region is really tough on both sides.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Re: IUP Women's Basketball | 2019-20

    This is a pretty light non-conference schedule for Tom. Of course, his past couple have been light, too. Granted, he may not have an easy time finding teams willing to play them.

    Very different philosophies between Joe and Tom in regard to these games.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    IUP Women's Basketball | 2019-20

    The women's schedule is posted.

    Non-conference:

    Nov. 9 - Davis & Elkins
    Nov. 10 - West Virginia Wesleyan

    Nov. 12 - Virginia State

    Nov. 20 - Pitt-Bradford

    Nov. 27 - at Salem

    Dec. 3 - at University of D.C.

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