Maine women's 3 pt offense to test Dartmouth's 3 pt defense

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Maine women's 3 pt offense to test Dartmouth's 3 pt defense

Postby bcbc55 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:57 pm

It could be basketball's version if the high noon shoot out when the UMaine women's 3 point offense meets the bations number 6th ranked 3 point defense in the county, the Dartmouth's Big Green women's 3 point defense.

Maine (5-4 overall, but 3-4 against D-1 teams) is shooting 34.6% from 3 point land and Dartmouth 6-1 is holding teams to 22.6% from beyond the arc.

Currently, Maine just came of a record setting 16-- 3 pointers made out of 33 against D-3 Maine Maritime Academy in their last outing. They also came od a 14 for 35 in a lost to Oho State.

Maine has Blanca Millan shooting 45.8% on 22 of 45 from 3 point land. Julie Brosseau is shooting 35.8% on 24 for 67.
Tanesha Sutton is shooting 38,5% on 5-13. Ann Fogarty is at 33.3% on 11 for 13.

There is no question that Maine has featured the 3 pointers as there Maine offense threat as they have taken 243 attempts out of 576 FGA's showing they have taken 41,8% of their FGA's as 3's. They have been living and dying with the 3 in their 9 games so far this season as they have averaged 27-- 3 point attempts per game so far. and they have connected for 9.3--3's per game.

So it could be Maine's living by the 3 offense versus Dartmouth's death dying 3 point defense.
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Re: Maine women's 3 pt offense to test Dartmouth's 3 pt defe

Postby MaineBBFan99 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:44 pm

Should be a good match-up between the Black Bears, who are coming off two very respectable road performances against Toledo and Ohio State, and the Big Green, who came away with a big win over America East preseason favorite UNH.

Frankly, given the Dartmouth's anemic strength of schedule and the small sample size (seven games), I am not sure how much credibility should be lent to Dartmouth's 3-point defense ranking.

The non-conference schedule doesn't get any easier for the Black Bears, as their next games are at #3/#6 Mississippi State and #14 Duke - yikes! So, hopefully, they can snag a victory tomorrow before they deal with this proverbial murderer's row of top-25 opponents.
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Re: Maine women's 3 pt offense to test Dartmouth's 3 pt defe

Postby bcbc55 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:02 am

MaineBBFan99 wrote:Should be a good match-up between the Black Bears, who are coming off two very respectable road performances against Toledo and Ohio State, and the Big Green, who came away with a big win over America East preseason favorite UNH.

Frankly, given the Dartmouth's anemic strength of schedule and the small sample size (seven games), I am not sure how much credibility should be lent to Dartmouth's 3-point defense ranking.

The non-conference schedule doesn't get any easier for the Black Bears, as their next games are at #3/#6 Mississippi State and #14 Duke - yikes! So, hopefully, they can snag a victory tomorrow before they deal with this proverbial murderer's row of top-25 opponents.


MainesBBFan99: Dartmouth is ranked 149th and Maine is ranked 161 in the realtimerpi.com RPI team rankings out of the 349 women's teams.

Also, the IVY league is ranked 9th in the realtimerspi.com D-1 RPI Conference rankings out of 32 conferences. Maine's America East Conference is ranked 24th in the same rankings.

RPI IS BASED ON A TEAMS AND CONFERENCES STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE.

Also, 2 of Maine's wins are over NAIA2-USCAA University of Maine @ Fort Kent and D-3 Maine Maritime. Non D-1 games do not count in RPI's so Maine is 3-4 compared to Darmouth's 6-1 record.

Should be a good game and the results will be if Dartmouth slows down Maine's 3 point a attack and can Maine defend Dartmouth's inside game.
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Re: Maine women's 3 pt offense to test Dartmouth's 3 pt defe

Postby MaineBBFan99 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:37 am

RPI IS BASED ON A TEAMS AND CONFERENCES STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE.


The exact formula for RPI is as follows: 25% weight is given to a team's winning percentage; 50% weight is given to the winning percentage of a team's opponents; and the remaining 25% weight is given to the winning percentage of a team's opponents' opponents. So, yes, RPI is based on a team's strength of schedule, but SOS is not 100% of the formula (though it represents the majority of the weight).

Also, I was not attempting to make any comparison between Maine and Dartmouth based on their RPIs and team records. Frankly, I think it is too early to make such comparisons. That having been said, they both seem to have played well in the early part of their non-conference season.

Also, the IVY league is ranked 9th in the realtimerspi.com D-1 RPI Conference rankings out of 32 conferences. Maine's America East Conference is ranked 24th in the same rankings.


Since Dartmouth has not played an Ivy League opponent yet, this is irrelevant in the context of determining how credible Dartmouth's 3-pt. % defense statistic is. Dartmouth's strength of schedule through 7 games is 327 (http://realtimerpi.com/college_Women_basketball_rpi3.html.
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