Professional and College Basketball Forums banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Is it me or has the board been real slow this week??? Anyone at the games tonight? Looks like Maine did in Hartford, BU had no problems with UNH and Albany pulled off a nice road win against a fading UMBC team.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,925 Posts
I agree. This board has been dead with a capital D lately. Shouldn't it be the other way around as we head toward post-season? :(

Maine lead by 26 points mid-way through the 2nd half before Hartford made a comeback bid.

The Maine women moved to 9-0 (AE) in Orono with a hard fought 54-52 win over Hartford before a raucous mid-week crowd at Alfond Arena.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
970 Posts
Must be all the 330-mile round trips to Orono?

Listened to webcast of UMaine/UHart and sounded like Black Bears played real well for most of the game: Scored first 11 points of second half to go up 58-32.

Hartford slowly cut into the lead and then, trailing 64-47 with about 4 minutes left, Hawks hit three straight 3s and cut it to 64-56. Reed came right back and hit a killer three to push UM lead back to 11 at 67-56.

Hartford continued to whittle it down and, with about 40 seconds left, after some sort of controversial call (hard to tell what was going on, webcast announcer was pretty weak), Hartford converted a technical.

Black Bears, however made two straight defensive stops when they really needed it and Markwood (2-2), Dobson (1-2) and Udo (2-2) hit 5 of 6 free throws to seal it.

Hartford's showing a lot of heart and Black Bears pick up a hard-fought thriller on the road. Now two straight at Alfond (Bing and UNH).

By the way lsbal, was the UMaine band there? Just kidding, but the Hartford and UMaine bands must play from the same book. It was like I was listening to a game at Alfond.

Can't wait for rematch against Bing Sunday. Should be interesting.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,210 Posts
Originally posted by <b>Chet the Jet</b>!


Hartford continued to whittle it down and, with about 40 seconds left, after some sort of controversial call (hard to tell what was going on, webcast announcer was pretty weak), Hartford converted a technical.


With Maine up by 7 Hartford knocked the ball away from Reed in the backcourt and Dobson dove to get it and whil eon the floor called a time out while Maine had none left.





By the way lsbal, was the UMaine band there? Just kidding, but the Hartford and UMaine bands must play from the same book. It was like I was listening to a game at Alfond.



I'm just happy when the Hartford band shows up.

.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,390 Posts
I'd like to congratulate the officials for giving Albany their first win in 2004; the Great Danes couldn't have done it without their dirty play and the zebras. If you think I'm just being a sore loser, I assure you, I am not. Albany is one of the dirtiest teams in the league. The slightest contact between one of their players and an opposing player, and the Albany player hits the deck, doesn't matter which one. And the sad part is that for the first half and most of the second half, the officials bought it, calling block after charge after shooting foul.

I particularly remember when one of the Albany players (Wyatt?) was on the ground clinging to Andy Feeley's leg, right in front of the official in the paint, and no call was made. Then, about 5 seconds later, on the other side of the paint, Feeley was caught in a pick, and called for an elbow (while his hands were in the air). This was one of many horrendous calls that officials made all night, and it just stood out to me.

I'm not just ranting. Ask anyone at the game, they can probably remember this night well, too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,793 Posts
ball_of_rubber

Welcome to the AE

27 FTs doesn't seem like you got screwed by the officials.

and...... isn't UMBC recognized as one of the most physical teams in the AE??????

Most teams with 7 players can't take too many cheap fouls. The way it was Wyatt and St. Hillaire both fouled out and levine sat 13 minutes of the 1st half with 2 early fouls.

Maybe UMBC (15/27) and especially Zito (2/9) should work on FT shooting.

ps UMBC's opponents avg 24 FT a game(total 264) in conference while they themselve shoot 17.3 FT a game(total 191) I think they got a decent whistle for the AE.

:basket: :basket:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,210 Posts
You had Ben Vasconcells and Bob Patey - two of my favorite targets for poor AE officiating doing your game. All you needed was Jeff Plunkett and you had the makings of a genuinely poorly officiated game.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
400 Posts
Sour grapes from the only UMBC fan in America!!! With all of those big bodies UMBC has you would think they were tough? Well, maybe it's the fan's that are soft! How does Albany, with only 7 players take cheap shot's and be overly physical?

You should be asking yourself why isn't UMBC better?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
6,390 Posts
OK, yes. UMBC could improve it's shooting, and I've been harping on Zito to improve his FT's all year, but Albany was taking more dives than an European Soccer team, and hacked at the shooters more times than a minor league hockey team, and at least half those times there were no calls.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,793 Posts
ball_of_rubber

Read your own post

I'd like to congratulate the officials for giving Albany their first win in 2004; the Great Danes couldn't have done it without their dirty play and the zebras. If you think I'm just being a sore loser, I assure you, I am not. - ball_of_rubber
Winners don't whine!!!

Albany was taking more dives than an European Soccer team, and hacked at the shooters more times than a minor league hockey team - ball_of_rubber
Winner don't whine!!!

You were bigger and stronger than us at EVERY position and you let us push you around?

I don't buy it!

Grow up and learn to compete!!!!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
970 Posts
Even the best officials struggle with the charge/block calls. But in AE, our zebras take it to unbelievable heights of not knowing when or what to call.

A couple of horrid offensive foul calls cost the Black Bears dearly in the semifinals against Hofstra several years ago. The Dutchmen couldn't handle Carvell Ammons on the low block, so they started diving ... despite the fact that they were undernearth the hoop. The worst of the calls came when there was no contact (I watched the tape over and over to make sure what I saw in person was true), the Hofstra player flopped when he felt Carvell's wind and our vaunted AE goof took the most effective player on the floor out of the game for an extended period.

The game was nip-and-tuck until Carvell sat for what seemed an eternity and Hofstra stretched the lead.

Not that it still bothers me or anything.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
280 Posts
ah yes, i remember it well.......wasn't it the david duchovny lookalike who made that call(s)? i haven't seen his sorry a** in orono since that game and i'm wondering if he's been taken out of the rotation.

i've mentioned it before but why does every AE official look like a B-list celebrity or a porn star? the appearances alone should prevent them from working..........of course, given what i've learned about our esteemed commissioner, and judging from the results of the officiating, my guess is that the officials were hired BECAUSE of their looks.......

by the way, what does an AE official get per game?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,793 Posts
AE Officials

The tough thing about AE Officials is that they change their approach to how they are going to handle the game at Half time.

Very often they call a completely different type of game the second half. This has to be very tough for the players to understand.

But though they hurt every team at one time or another you always know that they in general are poor at best.

If consistency is the measuring stick for a good official some of our officials are the worst.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,925 Posts
It's obvious that the current crop of AE officials have been hired because they share the same hair grease with Mr. Monasch.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
970 Posts
Thanks Roz ... I wasn't going to mention which one it was, but yes, that's him and now my blood pressure is spiking.

He was horrible that day and, I think I've seen him once or twice since then. But not this year. I don't know what his name is, but you know which one it was. I'm punching the keys as I continue to write. You'll never convince me that that one call that took Carvell out of the game didn't cost us a shot at the title game ... and I'm a firm believer that 99 percent of the time, despite any particular game-night performance of the refs, they do NOT play a role in the outcome. On this night, they did. Carvell was carving them up with that little half-hook, funny-angle shot of his on the low block.

Now I'm in a full Gary Williams flop-sweat. Thanks again Roz.

Any chance we'll top 3,000 for Sunday's big tilt vs. Binghamton? Would be nice to see an extra 1,000 to support this team that's giving us everything they've got and then some.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,210 Posts
I know when I was in school (I graduated in 1993) a NAC Ref would get something like $250 a game, on average. Guys like Mingle, Hannon and Madigan (the muscular ref who would always flex) got more, from what I remember.

I think I heard the number $350 or $375 on average a couple of years back. That excludes travel.
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top