Central Connecticut hammers Maine 84-57

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Re: Central Connecticut hammers Maine 84-57

Postby Muchups » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:12 pm

Maine19Fan wrote:The reason players are at the D2 and D3 levels is that they're D2/D3-level players.

Most of the guys on bcbc55's list aren't even real good players at those levels.
You tell me, who from that list would truly have an impact playing for Maine?
Mayo, Fleming. That's it. And, Fleming is a role player, not an impact player.

Top 20 D2 programs are most definitely NOT better than D1 programs of any rating. To think that is ludicrous.
Let's see that list of bcbc55's try playing against Vermont, Albany, Binghamton, UMBC, etc.

As you should know, when a D1 program plays against a lower-level opponent, it doesn't have a lot of incentive.
A couple of years ago, LeMoyne defeated Syracuse in an exhibition game; More recently St. Thomas Aquinas knocked off St. John's.
Did those teams have better talent than the high-level D1 opponents? Of course not, but they had major incentive, wanting to knock off the big boys while the better opponents really had nothing to play for.
The D1 programs experiment with lineups, etc. The DiI/DIII teams play those "up" games like they're the championship game of the NCAA tournament.

If that Syracuse team played LeMoyne in a meaningful game, it would have won by 30 points 10 times out of 10. Same with the St. John's team that lost to Thomas Aquinas.

And, did you know this? The last time Maine lost to a lower-level program, when it fell to Maine Fort Kent last season ....
MFK had one (ONE!) player from Maine on its roster.
Seven players from California, three from overseas, two from NYC, one from Arizona.

There aren't even enough good college-level players from our state to stock our lower-division programs.


Top 20 D2 programs could beat this Maine team though... 9 times out of 10.
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Re: Central Connecticut hammers Maine 84-57

Postby bcbc55 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:19 pm

Muchups wrote:
Maine19Fan wrote:The reason players are at the D2 and D3 levels is that they're D2/D3-level players.

Most of the guys on bcbc55's list aren't even real good players at those levels.
You tell me, who from that list would truly have an impact playing for Maine?
Mayo, Fleming. That's it. And, Fleming is a role player, not an impact player.

Top 20 D2 programs are most definitely NOT better than D1 programs of any rating. To think that is ludicrous.
Let's see that list of bcbc55's try playing against Vermont, Albany, Binghamton, UMBC, etc.

As you should know, when a D1 program plays against a lower-level opponent, it doesn't have a lot of incentive.
A couple of years ago, LeMoyne defeated Syracuse in an exhibition game; More recently St. Thomas Aquinas knocked off St. John's.
Did those teams have better talent than the high-level D1 opponents? Of course not, but they had major incentive, wanting to knock off the big boys while the better opponents really had nothing to play for.
The D1 programs experiment with lineups, etc. The DiI/DIII teams play those "up" games like they're the championship game of the NCAA tournament.

If that Syracuse team played LeMoyne in a meaningful game, it would have won by 30 points 10 times out of 10. Same with the St. John's team that lost to Thomas Aquinas.

And, did you know this? The last time Maine lost to a lower-level program, when it fell to Maine Fort Kent last season ....
MFK had one (ONE!) player from Maine on its roster.
Seven players from California, three from overseas, two from NYC, one from Arizona.

There aren't even enough good college-level players from our state to stock our lower-division programs.


Top 20 D2 programs could beat this Maine team though... 9 times out of 10.


Muhups: Agree. They couldn't win the national championship for NAIA Divisions 1 and 2 because they also have scholarships.....Maybe D-3??????????????????
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