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Monthly Archives: March 2013

North Central

  (We are on the road to Salem. The combination of driving and mid-terms has delayed our preview, and we apologize.) North Central (27-3), ranked #3 in the nation in the latest poll, has emerged from the “Bracket of Death” (an 8-team pod that included Washington U., Illinois Wesleyan, UW-Whitewater, and North Central) and […]

The Road to Salem

Joey Kizel in Close Games

A conversation on D3boards sparked the following research, which supports the notion we already knew: Joey Kizel is one of the best players in the country in close games/big games/”the moment.” 2011-12 Kizel in one-possession games: 20 pts, 6-11 FG, 2-4 3FG, 6-6 FT 16 pts, 5-8 FG, 2-4 3FG, 4-4 FT 15 pts, 5-10 […]

A Moment for Reflection

One of the things that Jeff and I promised one another before the beginning of this season was that we wouldn’t take anything this team did for granted. A year ago, we were sure that Middlebury’s championship window had closed — that losing Andrew Locke and Ryan Sharry in consecutive seasons would be too much […]

Sweet Sixteen: Ithaca

At 4 pm Saturday Middlebury (24-3) will tip off against Ithaca (21-8) in the Sweet 16 at Pepin Gymnasium. Ithaca comes into the game having won back-to-back tournament games on the road, first with an 89-77 victory at Springfield and then a 70-68 upset of Rochester at the buzzer. With eight losses during the regular […]