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plydogg 02-03-2019 12:52 AM

A New Career at Abilene Christian
 
Normally when I start a new dynasty I use Grand Canyon Univesity but this time wanted to start with a new school and chose Abilene Christian due to them also being new and because they were in a bigger conference which is something I was looking for. It has been probably close to a year since I have played but basketball season has me back and interested.

We are starting in the 1938-1939 season as that was the first season that had a national championship in real life. Instead of replaying that version of history we will start with a modern day setup with all 4 postseason tournaments and the 3 point line turned on for our entire history. Ratings are 1-100 and real coaches should be enabled and I believe I had edited everything for their career wins and losses to be 0 so that we truly are starting from scratch.

Preview:

The Abilene Christian Wildcats are in the Southland Conference. We have a team prestige of 0 and the conference has a total of 13 teams with Stephen F. Austin having the highest prestige at 53. I believe our conference has a prestige of 0 and it will be fun to see if we can turn Abilene Christian into a team that has any level of success.

plydogg 02-03-2019 01:22 AM

Preseason Actions
 
The first order of business is hiring our assistant coaches! We have a total budget of $150,000 so we will go for $30,000 for each coach and use the rest for recruiting. Our first two coaches signed pretty early but the last one took a while and as a result we got a bargain.

Recruiting Director: Gregory Gullett (Lipscomb University)
Lead Scout: Coleman Johnson (Cornell University)
Coaching Assistant: James Hill (Fairfield University)

Coleman Johnson is an elite scout and is much too good for our program but we got a bargain on him. Gullett and Hill are both mediocre and the type of people I expected to sign.

Next on the agenda is setting up our schedule as well as perusing the roster. The first year will probably be our worst season as the roster will be very poor and hopefully we can see continued and sustained success.

plydogg 02-03-2019 02:11 AM

1938-1939 Roster Preview
 
Here is the roster for you 1938 Abilene Christian Wildcats! Our team is made up of a lot of local "talent" with 12 players from Texas. The 3 out of state players are from Minnesota, Kansas, and Arizona. We will be trying to tap into the Texas pipeline in recruiting but ultimately will take the best talent no matter where they are from. You can see that we currently have 3 seniors, 4 juniors, 4 sophomores, and 4 freshman. Since the beginning of this post as well I have decided to cut both of our non-scholarship players in Edgar Barrios and Brian Johnson. So we may end up with two walk-ons this year and will keep those spots revolving every year until we are able to find anybody who can potentially help us out at some point.

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ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS General

 Player                #  Pos  Yr    Ht  Wt  Sch  Acd  Status            Hometown
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 Michael Martinez      3    C  Sr*  6-8  233  Yes  68      OK        Oberlin, KS
 Michael Rodriquez    40    C  Sr  6-8  260  Yes  20      OK        Houston, TX
 Henry Kozak          42  PF  Sr  6-10  243  Yes  48      OK      Huntsville, TX
 Charles Hurley        13  PF  Jr*  6-8  233  Yes  25      OK          Kenedy, TX
 James Reuter          52  SG  Jr  6-3  221  Yes    6      OK          Conroe, TX
 Ali Morales          12  PG  Jr  5-9  170  Yes  22      OK  Mineral Wells, TX
 Tom Johnson          34  PG  Jr  5-9  161  Yes  79      OK        Lubbock, TX
 John Kirkpatrick      21  SF  So  6-10  227  Yes  22      OK      Fort Worth, TX
 Edgar Barrios        53  SF  So  6-6  223  No  54      OK          Perham, MN
 Jonathan Philip      55  SG  So  6-1  190  Yes  38      OK          Mayer, AZ
 Nickolas Toy          54  PG  So  6-4  175  Yes  50      OK        Santa Fe, TX
 Henry Hughes          4    C  Fr  6-10  218  Yes  70      OK    Whitewright, TX
 Brian Johnson        33  PF  Fr  6-8  253  No  52      OK      Van Vleck, TX
 Willie Seibert        0  SF  Fr  6-7  221  Yes  16      OK          Alpine, TX
 Harland Kerr          15  SG  Fr  6-4  208  Yes  30      OK        Lubbock, TX

Next I want to give a preview of our 20 player call list. We don't have any preference as far as position goes as we are just trying to get any type of talent in here. Right now there are three players with high interest that are 3 stars and a few 2 stars with high and very high interest. There also are some 1 star guys on our call list that we will be scouting who put up big numbers in highschool. We will see if those big numbers and low star rating was due to poor competition or due to bad initial scouting. Hopefully we can find a few hidden gems. 12 of the people on our call list are from Texas and 3 are from Oklahoma so 75% of our call list is very local. Only one is international which is a player from Canada which is nice because scouting international players is costly.

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ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS Recruiting

 Name                  Pos    Ht  Wt  Rating  Interest    State
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 Charles Rowe            PG  5-10  153    ***  Very High    Texas
 Brian Smith            PG  6-0  187    ***  Very High    Texas
 Patrick Pye            PF  6-7  211    ***  Very High    Texas
 Tanner Albin            C  6-7  238      **  Very High    Texas
 Arthur Evans            C  6-8  242      **  Very High    Texas
 Michael Thorton          C  6-8  252      **  Very High    Texas
 Chris Seiler            PG  6-0  174      *  Very High  Oklahoma
 David Simmons            C  6-8  266      *  Very High  Oklahoma
 Frances Towery          SG  6-1  178      *  Very High  Colorado
 Van Eliason            PG  6-2  177      **      High  Oklahoma
 Joseph Walsh            SF  6-4  227      **      High    Texas
 Douglas Arguello        PG  6-3  182      **      High    Texas
 James Kent              SF  6-7  215      **      High    Texas
 James Bent              C  7-0  244      *      High    Texas
 David Gallagher          C  6-11  285      *      High  Alabama
 John Mountain          SG  6-2  183      *      High    Kansas
 Tyree Willis            C  6-9  252      *      High  Missouri
 Lewis Simpson          SF  6-9  224      *      High    Texas
 Kevin McLaren          SG  6-3  189      *      High    Canada
 Christoper Steffens      C  6-10  269      *      High    Texas


plydogg 02-03-2019 02:25 AM

1938-1939 Schedule
 
Here is the schedule for the 1938-1939 season. As you can see it is a lot of low level teams as we hope to stack up some wins and inflate our win total this year.

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ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS Schedule

  Date        Opponent                    Record  RPI  Result  Score  Record
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  11/11/38    Grand Canyon                    0-0    0                     
  11/15/38    at Maryland-Eastern Shore      0-0    0                     
  11/19/38    at SIU-Edwardsville            0-0    0                     
  11/22/38    at North Carolina Central      0-0    0                     
  11/25/38    Omaha                          0-0    0                     
  11/29/38    at Northern Kentucky            0-0    0                     
  12/03/38    at NJIT                        0-0    0                     
  12/07/38    UMass Lowell                    0-0    0                     
  12/12/38    at Bryant                      0-0    0                     
  12/17/38    North Dakota                    0-0    0                     
  12/21/38    at Nicholls                    0-0    0                     
  12/24/38    at Howard                      0-0    0                     
  12/28/38    at Stephen F. Austin            0-0    0                     
  12/31/38    New Orleans                    0-0    0                     
  01/04/39    Northwestern State              0-0    0                     
  01/07/39    at Sam Houston State            0-0    0                     
  01/14/39    Central Arkansas                0-0    0                     
  01/21/39    Southeastern Louisiana          0-0    0                     
  01/25/39    at McNeese                      0-0    0                     
  01/28/39    at Houston Baptist              0-0    0                     
  02/01/39    at New Orleans                  0-0    0                     
  02/04/39    Nicholls                        0-0    0                     
  02/08/39    Sam Houston State              0-0    0                     
  02/11/39    Stephen F. Austin              0-0    0                     
  02/15/39    at Southeastern Louisiana      0-0    0                     
  02/22/39    at Central Arkansas            0-0    0                     
  02/25/39    Incarnate Word                  0-0    0                     
  03/01/39    at TAMU-Corpus Christi          0-0    0                     
  03/04/39    Lamar                          0-0    0

Here is our starting 5 to open the season:

C: Michael Martinez (SR*)
PF: Michael Rodriguez (SR)
SF: James Reuter (JR)
SG: Jonathan Philip (SO)
PG: Nickolas Toy (SO)

Nickolas Toy is our player with the most potential and could be a solid player by the end of his career. We don't have any specific go to players here but my guess is that Toy would put up the best numbers on the team this year.

Bench:

6th - PG Tom Johnson (JR)
7th - PF Charles Hurley (JR*)
8th - PF Henry Kozak (SR)
9th - PG Ali Morales (JR)
10th - SF Willie Seibert (FR)

The bench is pretty poor but Tom Johnson is at least a nice 3 point shooter. I don't have high hopes for this season but hoping for the best!

CentreCourt 02-03-2019 11:07 AM

Great to see two dynasties being posted simultaneously on the forum; I'm following both. Like you I still go back to this fabulous game after large time gaps. A shame Brian didn't get to develop some of his ideas to elevate this game even further. Still delighted though with what it offers.

I agree with your initial recruiting strategy to get some talent on the roster regardless of position. Obviously if you don't manage to recruit any big men this year, you will have a challenge next season with three of your four inside men graduating. Of course you will need to address that at some point, but the time to judge is in four years time when your roster consists of all your own recruits.

plydogg 02-05-2019 02:24 AM

November 1938
 
November 1938

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ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS Schedule

  Date        Opponent                    Record  RPI  Result  Score  Record
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  11/11/38    Grand Canyon                    1-6  81      L  54-43    0-1
  11/15/38    at Maryland-Eastern Shore      1-5  133      L  62-46    0-2
  11/19/38    at SIU-Edwardsville            1-3  258      W  43-41    1-2
  11/22/38    at North Carolina Central      0-5  251      W  55-45    2-2
  11/25/38    Omaha                          0-5  193      W  49-42    3-2
  11/29/38    at Northern Kentucky            0-5  140      W  56-52    4-2

November 11, 1938

Grand Canyon (0-0) vs. Abilene Christian (0-0)

Final Score: Grand Canyon - 54, Abilene Christian - 43. We were down by 20 in the first half and made it a single digit game late in the 2nd half but couldn't make a full comeback. The fouls hurt us as in the second half we committed 8 and they committed 0. Michael Martinez and Michael Rodriguez both had 8 points and Rodriguez also had 8 rebounds. We didn't play great in this one but after scoring only 2 points in the opening 8 minutes things got a lot better as the game went on.

Injury News:

Michael Martinez broke his finger and will be out for 7 days.

November 15, 1938

Abilene Christian (0-1) vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (0-0)

Final Score: Grand Canyon - 46, Maryland Eastern Shore - 62. We were thoroughly beaten again as we couldn't stop any sustained run by the opponent. So far this season we have made a total of one 3 pointer on 17 attempts and it was by our center (whose 3 point rating is a 4 out of 100). Hopefully we stop taking the 3 as any of those shots have turned into wasted possessions. There were certainly positives from this game but foul trouble did us in again. Michael Martinez had 10 points and 7 rebounds while Michael Rodriguez had 8 points and 10 rebounds. Jonathan Philip tacked on 10 points of his own. Nickolas Toy has been a disappointment through 2 games so far and we need to see more from him.

November 19, 1938

Abilene Christian (0-2) vs. SIU-Edwardsville (0-0)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 43, SIU-Edwardsville - 41. We get our first win in program history! Jonathan Philip was the player of the game with 16 points and 3 rebounds. Nobody else had more than 6 as he carried the team on the offensive side of the ball. Michael Rodriguez helped out with 14 boards including 6 on the offensive glass. Our lead stretched to 14 at one point but we were unable to keep it large but never trailed in the entire game.

November 22, 1938

Abilene Christian (1-2) vs. North Carolina Central (0-2)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 55, North Carolina Central - 45. This team may not be the most skilled but they play with a lot of heart. In this one we committed 14 turnovers while NC Central committed only 6. We out-rebounded them 45-21 though, including an astounding 17 offensive rebounds - and those offensive rebounds were the reason we came back and won this game. Michael Rodriguez recorded the first double-double in program history with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Michael Martinez had 7 points and 11 rebounds while James Reuter and Jonathan Philip both had 10 points. This was a true team effort as it also included 12 points off the bench. We were down throughout most of this game but I was proud of the team because of how hard they played, I didn't expect it to turn into a win but am ecstatic that it did.

November 25, 1938

Omaha (0-3) vs. Abilene Christian (2-2)

Final Score: Omaha - 42, Abilene Christian - 49. James Reuter led the way with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Michael Rodriguez added on 8 points to go along with 8 boards. We didn't play our best game in this one, evidenced by the 17 turnovers but thankfully Omaha committed 17 as well. This one gets us to a winning record and although all our opponents have been awful it at least feels good to get some wins strung together.

November 29, 1938

Abilene Christian (3-2) vs. Northern Kentucky (0-4)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 56, Northern Kentucky - 52. Michael Martinez led the way with 14 points while Jonathan Philip had 12. Michael Rodriguez pulled down 8 rebounds and we were able to secure the win and overcome 14 turnovers. This 4 game win streak has been great for team morale.

Overall Record: 4-2
Home Record: 1-1
Away Record: 3-1
Ranking: NR
RPI: 349

Season Stats

PPG

SG Jonathan Philip - 10.0
SF James Reuter - 8.2
C Michael Martinez - 8.0

RPG

PF Michael Rodriguez - 10.0
C Michael Martinez - 5.3
SF James Reuter - 3.5

APG

SG Jonathan Philip - 2.3
PG Nickolas Toy - 1.8
C Michael Martinez - 1.3

Recruiting News

Our Top two targets spurned us for other schools. Arthur Evans decided to attend Texas Tech and Joseph Walsh decided to attend UTEP. Right now our biggest focus is on PG Douglas Arguello who is a good shooter and even better defender. Getting him would be a huge boost.

plydogg 02-05-2019 02:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CentreCourt (Post 2336135)
Great to see two dynasties being posted simultaneously on the forum; I'm following both. Like you I still go back to this fabulous game after large time gaps. A shame Brian didn't get to develop some of his ideas to elevate this game even further. Still delighted though with what it offers.

I agree with your initial recruiting strategy to get some talent on the roster regardless of position. Obviously if you don't manage to recruit any big men this year, you will have a challenge next season with three of your four inside men graduating. Of course you will need to address that at some point, but the time to judge is in four years time when your roster consists of all your own recruits.

I am looking forward to seeing your insight as my dynasty goes along and will be happy to answer any in-detail questions. Here is to Abilene Christian!

plydogg 02-08-2019 02:04 AM

December 1938
 
December 1938

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  Date        Opponent                    Record  RPI  Result  Score    Record
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  11/11/38    Grand Canyon                  1-13  136      L  54-43        0-1
  11/15/38    at Maryland-Eastern Shore      3-11  194      L  62-46        0-2
  11/19/38    at SIU-Edwardsville            2-12  181      W  43-41        1-2
  11/22/38    at North Carolina Central      2-12  295      W  55-45        2-2
  11/25/38    Omaha                          0-14  192      W  49-42        3-2
  11/29/38    at Northern Kentucky          0-14  186      W  56-52        4-2
  12/03/38    at NJIT                        1-13  101      L  61-56        4-3
  12/07/38    UMass Lowell                  1-13  236      W  64-55        5-3
  12/12/38    at Bryant                      2-11  257      L  61-51        5-4
  12/17/38    North Dakota                    3-8  54      L  51-46        5-5
  12/21/38    at Nicholls                    1-10  275      L  54-43  5-6 (0-1)
  12/24/38    at Howard                      3-9  154      L  64-38        5-7
  12/28/38    at Stephen F. Austin            8-4  107      L  49-44  5-8 (0-2)
  12/31/38    New Orleans                    2-10  279      W  50-42  6-8 (1-2)

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1938 Southland Conference Standings

 TEAM                            CW  CL    Pct  W  L  Pct  RPI  Prestige
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 Sam Houston State Bearkats        1  0  1.000  10  2  .833  239        41
 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks    2  0  1.000  8  4  .667  107        53
 Lamar Cardinals                  2  0  1.000  6  6  .500  301        29
 Southeastern Louisiana Lions      2  0  1.000  5  7  .417  311        29
 TAMU-Corpus Christi Islanders    2  1  .667  6  6  .500  326        34
 Northwestern State Demons        1  1  .500  8  4  .667  341        28
 McNeese Cowboys                  1  1  .500  5  8  .385  324        25
 New Orleans Privateers            1  1  .500  2  10  .167  279        4
 Nicholls Colonels                1  1  .500  1  10  .091  275        16
 Abilene Christian Wildcats        1  2  .333  6  8  .429  351        0
 Houston Baptist Huskies          1  2  .333  1  10  .091  291        4
 Central Arkansas Bears            0  3  .000  3  10  .231  215        7
 Incarnate Word Cardinals          0  3  .000  0  13  .000  334        0

December 3, 1938

Abilene Christian (4-2) vs. NJIT (0-5)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 56, NJIT - 61. Our ability to score is not in question but it is the turnovers as we had 19 in this game. This is while playing at a slow pace as well so it isn't as if we are trying to force the ball and turning things over. Recruiting ballhandlers will be a big part of our future. Nickolas Toy had 19 points to set a school record and James Reuter had 8 points and 7 assists. Our little win streak has come to an end and even though we lost it was a close game that came down to a 1 point game in the final minute.

December 7, 1938

UMass Lowell (0-7) vs. Abilene Christian (4-3)

Final Score: UMass Lowell - 55, Abilene Christian - 64. I am so proud of the team after this one! We were down 31-17 at the half and fought back for a huge comeback! Then with 9 minutes in the second half and down 49-35 we went on a 19-0 run to take a 54-49 lead and hold on for the victory. I was absolutely amazed as it looked like we were toast in this one but the boys really fought back. We got into foul trouble early as four of our starters ended the game with four fouls, so the bench saw a lot of minutes and produced with 27 points including a career high 10 for Ali Morales. Jonathan Philip added on 13 points and James Reuter had 10. Michael Rodriguez finished with 8 points to go with 13 rebounds. This one could be a huge momentum builder moving forward and a 19-0 run is one of the biggest runs I have ever witnessed.

December 12, 1938

Abilene Christian (5-3) vs. Bryant (0-7)

Final Score - Abilene Christian - 51, Bryant - 61. The refs were blowing the whistle early and often as this one saw 26 fouls in the first half. The fouls were aplenty but this one came down to turnovers and how we made 17 compared to Bryant's 10. Nickolas Toy and Jonathan Philip both had 11 points and Michael Martinez had 9. This one was disappointing and further reinforces our need to cut down on turnovers next season.

December 17, 1938

North Dakota (1-7) vs. Abilene Christian (5-4)

Final Score: North Dakota - 51, Abilene Christian - 46. Turnovers were big again as we committed 17 to their 12. Free throws were big as well as we shot 7 to their 34. Jonathan Philip had 11 points and Michael Rodriguez had 8. The bench had a solid game with 19 points and had a very solid game.

December 21, 1938

Abilene Christian (5-5) vs. Nicholls (0-8)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 43, Nicholls - 54. We had 17 turnovers again in this game (compared to only 12 made field goals). Nickolas Toy had 11 points and Jonathan Philip had 9. Michael Rodriguez had 12 rebounds including 7 on the offensive side. This was a rough start to conference play but with our turnover total it could have been a lot uglier.

December 24, 1938

Abilene Christian (5-6) vs. Howard (0-9)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 38, Howard - 64. We made 13 field goals and committed 16 turnovers as those again came up big and cost us dearly. Jonathan Phillip had 8 points and Michael Rodriguez had 7 rebounds. This one was a very rough game and we hope we can bounce back soon!

December 28, 1938

Abilene Christian (5-7) vs. Stephen F. Austin (6-4)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 44, Stephen F. Austin - 49. Stephen F. Austin had 5 steals but we committed 19 turnovers. I am actually very excited for the future as we are having a lot of close games and once these turnovers decrease we will be looking very good, and with a lot more talent. Jonathan Philip had 12 points and Nickolas Toy had 10 points. Philip also had 8 rebounds and went 8-8 from the free throw line and we went 16-18 from the free throw line. Our 19 turnovers dwarfed our 14 made shots in this one.

December 31, 1938

New Orleans (2-9) vs. Abilene Christian (5-8)

Final Score: New Orleans - 42, Abilene Christian - 50. We only had 9 turnovers in this game which was a huge contributor to our win! Jonathan Philip had 16 points with 7 rebounds and 2 assists en route to player of the game honors. Michael Rodriguez had 11 points and 6 rebounds. The bench had 10 points in this game and really helped us out.

Overall Record: 6-8
Conference Record: 1-2
Home Record: 3-2
Road Record: 3-6
Ranking: NR
RPI: 351

Season Stats

PPG

SG Jonathan Philip - 10.5
PG Nickolas Toy - 7.1
SF James Reuter - 6.9

RPG

PF Michael Rodriguez - 8.9
C Michael Martinez - 4.3
SG Jonathan Philip - 3.4

APG

SG Jonathan Philip - 1.8
PG Nickolas Toy - 1.5
PF Michael Rodriguez - 1.1

Recruiting News

We have our first recruit! PG Douglas Arguello from Sunray, TX has decided to play for Abilene Christian next year. He is a plus defender with the potential to be a very good jump shooter. His defense is already well developed which will help him see playing time.

We had another scholarship offer out to PG Van Eliason but he declined our scholarship offer and committed to North Texas.

plydogg 02-09-2019 08:01 PM

January 1939
 
January 1939

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  Date        Opponent                    Record  RPI  Result  Score      Record
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  11/11/38    Grand Canyon                  2-19  252      L  54-43        0-1
  11/15/38    at Maryland-Eastern Shore      4-17  253      L  62-46        0-2
  11/19/38    at SIU-Edwardsville            4-18  245      W  43-41        1-2
  11/22/38    at North Carolina Central      4-17  315      W  55-45        2-2
  11/25/38    Omaha                          1-21  322      W  49-42        3-2
  11/29/38    at Northern Kentucky          0-22  313      W  56-52        4-2
  12/03/38    at NJIT                        2-20  272      L  61-56        4-3
  12/07/38    UMass Lowell                  2-20  286      W  64-55        5-3
  12/12/38    at Bryant                      6-15  227      L  61-51        5-4
  12/17/38    North Dakota                  6-13  203      L  51-46        5-5
  12/21/38    at Nicholls                    3-16  294      L  54-43  5-6 (0-1)
  12/24/38    at Howard                      7-14  192      L  64-38        5-7
  12/28/38    at Stephen F. Austin          12-7  179      L  49-44  5-8 (0-2)
  12/31/38    New Orleans                    4-15  325      W  50-42  6-8 (1-2)
  01/04/39    Northwestern State            11-8  314      W  60-49  7-8 (2-2)
  01/07/39    at Sam Houston State          18-2  167      L  60-44  7-9 (2-3)
  01/14/39    Central Arkansas              6-14  275      W  53-43  8-9 (3-3)
  01/21/39    Southeastern Louisiana        8-12  299      L  45-42  8-10 (3-4)
  01/25/39    at McNeese                    10-10  244      L  53-36  8-11 (3-5)
  01/28/39    at Houston Baptist            1-18  338      W  70-47  9-11 (4-5)

Code:

TEAM                            CW  CL    Pct  W  L  Pct  RPI  Prestige
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 Sam Houston State Bearkats        8  0  1.000  18  2  .900  167        41
 Lamar Cardinals                  8  1  .889  12  8  .600  257        29
 TAMU-Corpus Christi Islanders    7  2  .778  13  7  .650  256        34
 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks    6  2  .750  12  7  .632  179        53
 McNeese Cowboys                  6  3  .667  10  10  .500  244        25
 Northwestern State Demons        4  5  .444  11  8  .579  314        28
 Abilene Christian Wildcats        4  5  .444  9  11  .450  351        0
 Southeastern Louisiana Lions      4  5  .444  8  12  .400  299        29
 Central Arkansas Bears            3  6  .333  6  14  .300  275        7
 New Orleans Privateers            3  6  .333  4  15  .211  325        4
 Nicholls Colonels                3  6  .333  3  16  .158  294        16
 Houston Baptist Huskies          1  8  .111  1  18  .053  338        4
 Incarnate Word Cardinals          0  8  .000  0  19  .000  342        0

January 4, 1939

Northwestern State (8-4) vs. Abilene Christian (6-8)

Final Score: Northwestern State - 49, Abilene Christian - 60. We did commit 13 turnovers in this one but Northwestern State committed 15. Michael Rodriguez was the player of the game with 14 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. Jonathan Phillip had 13 points and Nickolas Toy had 11 points.

January 7, 1939

Abilene Christian (7-8) vs. Sam Houston State (11-2)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 44, Sam Houston State - 60. We were outclassed by a much better team in this one as we committed 16 turnovers to their 8. Nickolas Toy led the way with 8 points and Michael Rodriguez had 11 rebounds but outside of those numbers nobody else had much of a great performance.

January 14, 1939

Central Arkansas (5-11) vs. Abilene Christian (7-9)

Final Score: Central Arkansas - 43, Abilene Christian - 53. We had 18 turnovers in this one but were able to overcome them as Tom Johnson came up huge off the game with 10 points and being perfect from the field en route to player of the game honors. Jonathan Philip also had 11 games and 8 rebounds and Michael Rodriguez had 7 rebounds.

January 21, 1939

Southeastern Louisiana (6-11) vs. Abilene Christian (8-9)

Final Score: Southeastern Louisiana - 45, Abilene Christian - 42. This one was the most frustrating loss of the year. We lost the turnover battle per usual (13 to 9) but we shot 5-13 from the line including 1-6 in the final 2 minutes. They threw the game away with 4 straight turnovers to end the game but we capitalized off those 4 turnovers for a total of 1 points. Michael Martinez had 9 points but nobody else did much worth mentioning. Even with our limited talent this is one that we quite frankly should have won.

January 25, 1939

Abilene Christian (8-10) vs. McNeese (9-9)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 36, McNeese - 53. This was a rough one as we only scored 36 points and committed an ungodly 24 turnovers! The bench actually outscored the starters 22 to 14 and Tom Johnson had a team high 9 points. Michael Martinez led the team with 7 rebounds and we again see that the turnovers were too much to overcome as we had twice as many turnovers as made shots (12).

January 28, 1939

Abilene Christian (8-11) vs. Houston Baptist (1-17)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 70, Houston Baptist - 47. This was our best game of the season so far as we played great as a team. We limited turnovers by only committing 12 (Houston Baptist committed only 9). Jonathan Philip had a game-high 21 points while Michael Rodriguez filled the stat sheet with 7 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. James Reuter and Nickolas Toy both added on 11 points of their own.

Overall Record: 9-11
Conference Record: 4-5
Home Record: 5-3
Road Record: 4-8
Ranking: NR
RPI: 351

Season Stats

PPG

SG Jonathan Philip - 10.6
PG Nickolas Toy - 7.6
PF Michael Rodriguez - 6.6

RPG

PF Michael Rodriguez - 8.6
C Michael Martinez - 4.7
SG Jonathan Philip - 3.5

APG

SG Jonathan Philip - 1.7
PG Nickolas Toy - 1.6
PF Michael Rodriguez - 1.2

Recruiting News

Not much recruiting news right now. We have offers out on two Power Forwards, Michael Mitchell and Virgil Yager. Mitchell is 6'6" and is a JC player. He is not much of an offensive threat but is a defensive specialist who should lock down his defender. He also is a menace on the offensive glass. Virgil Yager is 6'10" and from Oklahoma. He is a triple threat as he is effective from the inside, from behind the arc, and is a terrific passer. He is competent on the defensive side of the ball where his best quality is his ability to block shots at a high rate.

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February 1939
 
February 1939

Code:

  Date        Opponent                    Record  RPI  Result  Score      Record
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  11/11/38    Grand Canyon                  2-26  332      L  54-43          0-1
  11/15/38    at Maryland-Eastern Shore      5-24  334      L  62-46          0-2
  11/19/38    at SIU-Edwardsville            4-26  279      W  43-41          1-2
  11/22/38    at North Carolina Central      6-23  329      W  55-45          2-2
  11/25/38    Omaha                          1-28  345      W  49-42          3-2
  11/29/38    at Northern Kentucky          0-29  314      W  56-52          4-2
  12/03/38    at NJIT                        5-25  291      L  61-56          4-3
  12/07/38    UMass Lowell                  4-25  316      W  64-55          5-3
  12/12/38    at Bryant                      7-22  255      L  61-51          5-4
  12/17/38    North Dakota                  7-20  265      L  51-46          5-5
  12/21/38    at Nicholls                    4-24  305      L  54-43    5-6 (0-1)
  12/24/38    at Howard                    10-19  220      L  64-38          5-7
  12/28/38    at Stephen F. Austin          19-8  139      L  49-44    5-8 (0-2)
  12/31/38    New Orleans                    6-21  350      W  50-42    6-8 (1-2)
  01/04/39    Northwestern State            14-13  312      W  60-49    7-8 (2-2)
  01/07/39    at Sam Houston State          26-2  127      L  60-44    7-9 (2-3)
  01/14/39    Central Arkansas              9-18  245      W  53-43    8-9 (3-3)
  01/21/39    Southeastern Louisiana        12-15  261      L  45-42  8-10 (3-4)
  01/25/39    at McNeese                    16-11  214      L  53-36  8-11 (3-5)
  01/28/39    at Houston Baptist            3-25  335      W  70-47  9-11 (4-5)
  02/01/39    at New Orleans                6-21  350      W  61-52  10-11 (5-5)
  02/04/39    Nicholls                      4-24  305      W  56-53  11-11 (6-5)
  02/08/39    Sam Houston State              26-2  127      L  65-51  11-12 (6-6)
  02/11/39    Stephen F. Austin              19-8  139      L  77-37  11-13 (6-7)
  02/15/39    at Southeastern Louisiana    12-15  261      W  54-50  12-13 (7-7)
  02/22/39    at Central Arkansas            9-18  245      L  73-39  12-14 (7-8)
  02/25/39    Incarnate Word                2-25  313      L  59-56  12-15 (7-9)

Code:

TEAM                            CW  CL    Pct  W  L  Pct  RPI  Prestige
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 Sam Houston State Bearkats      16  0  1.000  26  2  .929  127        41
 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks    13  3  .813  19  8  .704  139        53
 Lamar Cardinals                  12  4  .750  16  11  .593  218        29
 McNeese Cowboys                  12  4  .750  16  11  .593  214        25
 TAMU-Corpus Christi Islanders    11  5  .688  17  10  .630  276        34
 Southeastern Louisiana Lions      8  8  .500  12  15  .444  261        29
 Abilene Christian Wildcats        7  9  .438  12  15  .444  351        0
 Northwestern State Demons        6  10  .375  14  13  .519  312        28
 Central Arkansas Bears            6  10  .375  9  18  .333  245        7
 New Orleans Privateers            5  11  .313  6  21  .222  350        4
 Nicholls Colonels                4  13  .235  4  24  .143  305        16
 Houston Baptist Huskies          3  14  .176  3  25  .107  335        4
 Incarnate Word Cardinals          2  14  .125  2  25  .074  313        0

February 1, 1939

Abilene Christian (9-11) vs. New Orleans (4-15)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 61, New Orleans - 52. We only committed 7 turnovers in this one and got a huge road win to move us to .500 in conference play this season. So far we have had some rough games but we have exceeded my expectations in conference play! Michael Martinez was the player of the game with 15 points and 7 rebounds. James Reuter had 13 points and we finished strong to end up with the victory.

Team News

Unfortunately Michael Rodriguez was injured in the New Orleans game and suffered a broken foot. He will be out for 56 days which looks like it will be for the remainder of the season. Henry Kozak will replace him in the lineup and that loss is a big blow to the rest of our season.

February 4, 1939

Nicholls (3-17) vs. Abilene Christian (10-11)

Final Score: Nicholls - 53, Abilene Christian - 56 in OVERTIME! Tom Johnson hit a 3 with 16 seconds left to tie this one and send us to overtime at 45 apiece. This one was our first overtime game of the year and was a thriller! We could have secured the win easily in overtime but our free throw shooting really let us down as we went 17-28 in the game from the line. Nickolas Toy had 15 points with 5 rebounds and Michael Martinez had 10 points and 6 rebounds. We only turned the ball over 10 times which is pretty impressive since this game included an overtime. This win gets us back to a .500 overall record on the season and gives us a winning record in conference play! Also the 3 game win streak is a nice look.

February 8, 1939

Sam Houston State (20-2) vs. Abilene Christian (11-11)

Final Score: Sam Houston State - 65, Abilene Christian - 51. We got out to an early 12 point lead which was surprising but we were unable to keep the lead. Until the final 2 minutes we were never down by more than 7 points and this one was a lot closer than the final scoreline shows. Michael Martinez had 12 points and 8 rebounds while James Reuter had 9 points and 5 boards. The bench had 15 points in this one and were huge in keeping us in the game.

February 11, 1939

Stephen F. Austin (15-7) vs. Abilene Christian (11-12)

Final Score: Stephen F. Austin - 77, Abilene Christian - 37. We had 18 turnovers in this one but we were thoroughly outclassed in every aspect of the game. Stephen F. Austin only made 6 more shots than us but attempted 45 free throws. Jonathan Philip had 10 points and Michael Martinez had 8. Hopefully we can right the ship in the second half of the month after these two losses to good teams.

February 15, 1939

Abilene Christian (11-13) vs. Southeastern Louisiana (9-14)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 54, Southeastern Louisiana - 50. Jonathan Philip led the team with 15 points while James Reuter had 11 and Nickolas Toy had 10. Henry Kozak led the team with 9 rebounds. This was the bounceback win we needed!

February 22, 1939

Abilene Christian (12-13) vs. Central Arkansas (8-17)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 39, Central Arkansas - 73. We started out slow in this one as we it took 11 minutes for us to score our first points and make our deficit 16-2 and it never got any better from there. We had 15 turnovers and 17 rebounds to their 34. Jonathan Philip had 10 points and nobody else had more than 6 as we were humbled by a very bad Central Arkansas team. Nickolas Toy also sprained his ankle and is day-to-day for a week.

February 25, 1939

Incarnate Word (1-25) vs. Abilene Christian (12-14)

Final Score: Incarnate Word - 59, Abilene Christian - 56. Man this was brutal. I'm trying to remind myself that this is a throwaway season but taking tough losses to bad teams still hurts. Foul trouble has been what has killed us these past few games as Incarnate Word shot 35 free throws in this one. James Reuter tried to win this one for us with 21 points and Michael Martinez had 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Overall Record: 12-15
Conference Record: 7-9
Home Record: 6-6
Road Record: 6-9
Ranking: NR
RPI: 351

Season Stats

PPG

SG Jonathan Philip - 9.6
SF James Reuter - 7.4
PG Nickolas Toy - 7.1

RPG

PF Michael Rodriguez - 8.3
C Michael Martinez - 5.0
SG Jonathan Philip - 3.6

APG

SG Jonathan Philip - 1.6
PG Nickolas Toy - 1.6
C Michael Martinez - 1.1

Recruiting News

PF Michael Mitchell has committed to play for Abilene Christian next season! Mitchell is a Junior College player from Andrews, TX who will not factor into the offensive gameplan but will be a huge presence on the defensive side of the ball.

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March 1939
 
March 1939

Code:

  Date        Opponent                    Record  RPI  Result  Score        Record
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  11/11/38    Grand Canyon                  2-27  335      L  54-43          0-1
  11/15/38    at Maryland-Eastern Shore      5-24  334      L  62-46          0-2
  11/19/38    at SIU-Edwardsville            4-26  284      W  43-41          1-2
  11/22/38    at North Carolina Central      6-23  329      W  55-45          2-2
  11/25/38    Omaha                          1-28  346      W  49-42          3-2
  11/29/38    at Northern Kentucky          0-30  313      W  56-52          4-2
  12/03/38    at NJIT                        5-25  290      L  61-56          4-3
  12/07/38    UMass Lowell                  4-25  314      W  64-55          5-3
  12/12/38    at Bryant                      7-22  257      L  61-51          5-4
  12/17/38    North Dakota                  7-21  274      L  51-46          5-5
  12/21/38    at Nicholls                    5-24  306      L  54-43    5-6 (0-1)
  12/24/38    at Howard                    10-19  219      L  64-38          5-7
  12/28/38    at Stephen F. Austin          19-9  141      L  49-44    5-8 (0-2)
  12/31/38    New Orleans                    6-22  347      W  50-42    6-8 (1-2)
  01/04/39    Northwestern State            14-14  319      W  60-49    7-8 (2-2)
  01/07/39    at Sam Houston State          27-2  125      L  60-44    7-9 (2-3)
  01/14/39    Central Arkansas              10-18  235      W  53-43    8-9 (3-3)
  01/21/39    Southeastern Louisiana        12-16  240      L  45-42    8-10 (3-4)
  01/25/39    at McNeese                    17-11  205      L  53-36    8-11 (3-5)
  01/28/39    at Houston Baptist            3-25  336      W  70-47    9-11 (4-5)
  02/01/39    at New Orleans                6-22  347      W  61-52  10-11 (5-5)
  02/04/39    Nicholls                      5-24  306      W  56-53  11-11 (6-5)
  02/08/39    Sam Houston State              27-2  125      L  65-51  11-12 (6-6)
  02/11/39    Stephen F. Austin              19-9  141      L  77-37  11-13 (6-7)
  02/15/39    at Southeastern Louisiana    12-16  240      W  54-50  12-13 (7-7)
  02/22/39    at Central Arkansas          10-18  235      L  73-39  12-14 (7-8)
  02/25/39    Incarnate Word                2-26  333      L  59-56  12-15 (7-9)
  03/01/39    at TAMU-Corpus Christi        18-10  260      L  72-41  12-16 (7-10)
  03/04/39    Lamar                        18-11  221      L  67-50  12-17 (7-11)

March 1, 1939

Abilene Christian (12-15) vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (17-10)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 41, Texas A&M Corpus Christi - 72. We couldn't stop a high powered Corpus Christi team as the only player with a solid statline was Henry Kozak with 10 points and 6 rebounds. The bench came up with 15 points in this one and we have had a rough end to the season.

March 4, 1939

Lamar (17-11) vs. Abilene Christian (12-16)

Final Score: Lamar - 67, Abilene Christian - 50. This one was never really any close as we played a team much better than us. Nickolas Toy had 17 points and James Reuter added 10 of his own. This was a really awful end to the season for us as we gained momentum and then ended it with 3 blowout losses and an embarrassing loss to a team that only won one other game all season long.

Code:

1938 Southland Conference Standings

 TEAM                            CW  CL  Pct  W  L  Pct  RPI  Prestige
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 Sam Houston State Bearkats      17  1  .944  27  3  .900  124        41
 McNeese Cowboys                  14  4  .778  18  11  .621  204        25
 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks    14  4  .778  20  9  .690  138        53
 Lamar Cardinals                  14  4  .778  18  11  .621  221        29
 TAMU-Corpus Christi Islanders    12  6  .667  18  11  .621  258        34
 Southeastern Louisiana Lions      9  9  .500  13  16  .448  230        29
 Central Arkansas Bears            8  10  .444  11  18  .379  235        7
 Abilene Christian Wildcats        7  11  .389  12  17  .414  351        0
 Northwestern State Demons        7  11  .389  15  14  .517  313        28
 Nicholls Colonels                5  13  .278  5  24  .172  309        16
 New Orleans Privateers            5  13  .278  6  23  .207  348        4
 Houston Baptist Huskies          3  15  .167  3  26  .103  334        4
 Incarnate Word Cardinals          2  16  .111  2  27  .069  336        0

We finished 8th in the conference which is way better than what I expected at the beginning of the season but ended up being a bit of a disappointment after our strong start to conference play. Also finishing 8th is important as in the Southland conference only 8 teams make the conference tournament.

Conference Tournament

#8 Abilene Christian (12-17) vs. #5 Texas A&M Corpus Christi (18-11)

Final Score: Abilene Christian - 32, Texas A&M Corpus Christi - 59. Our slide continues as we end the season on a 5 game losing streak. I still am very pleased that we finished the season with 12 wins and avoided last place in the conference which was the goal of the Athletic Department this season.



As we can see Sam Houston State won the conference tournament which means their 29-3 season landed them the 14 seed against North Carolina.

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1938-1939 Season Wrapup
 
1938-1939 Season Wrapup

The end of the regular season has wrapped up and we have the postseason upon us. The player of the year in the Southland Conference is Junior SG Michael Hamner from Stephen F. Austin who averaged 10.7 PPG. The Freshman of the year was PG Thomas Wise from Sam Houston State who averaged 7.9 PPG. Finally the Coach of the Year was Jason Hooten from Sam Houston State!

Here is the season ending Top 25 going into the NCAA Tournament:

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    #  Team                      FPV  Record  Points  Prv  Conference                     
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  1.  Arizona                  (65)    28-3    1792    1  Pac-12 Conference                                   
  2.  Kentucky                  (7)    27-4    1734    2  Southeastern Conference                             
  3.  Michigan State                  28-5    1631    5  Big Ten Conference                                   
  4.  Butler                          27-5    1539    7  Big East Conference                                 
  5.  Louisville                      27-5    1505    4  Atlantic Coast Conference                           
  6.  Miami (OH)                      32-0    1401    9  Mid-American Conference                             
  7.  Wisconsin                        25-5    1396    3  Big Ten Conference                                   
  8.  Memphis                          26-6    1297  14  American Athletic Conference                         
  9.  Syracuse                        25-6    1204    6  Atlantic Coast Conference                           
  10.  Villanova                        27-5    1190    8  Big East Conference                                 
  11.  BYU                              29-4    1110  11  West Coast Conference                               
  12.  Duke                            26-8    996  13  Atlantic Coast Conference                           
  13.  Oklahoma                        25-6    895  10  Big 12 Conference                                   
  14.  Dayton                          29-3    882  12  Atlantic 10 Conference                               
  15.  North Carolina                  25-7    858  17  Atlantic Coast Conference                           
  16.  Creighton                        23-9    652  19  Big East Conference                                 
  17.  Connecticut                      25-6    601  18  American Athletic Conference                         
  18.  Gonzaga                          26-7    597  16  West Coast Conference                               
  19.  Illinois                        24-9    353  25  Big Ten Conference                                   
  20.  Utah State                      25-8    336  20  Mountain West Conference                             
  21.  West Virginia                    25-8    302  NR  Big 12 Conference                                   
  22.  UCLA                            24-7    293  15  Pac-12 Conference                                   
  23.  Temple                          27-6    266  21  American Athletic Conference                         
  24.  Illinois State                  27-6    188  22  Missouri Valley Conference                           
  25.  UNLV                            29-4    147  NR  Mountain West Conference                             
                                                                                                               
    Others Receiving Votes:                                                                                   
      Old Dominion                    27-5    108      Conference USA                                       
      Saint Joseph's                  27-6      64      Atlantic 10 Conference                               
      Marquette                      22-10      44      Big East Conference                                 
      Vanderbilt                      24-7      10      Southeastern Conference                             
      Florida                        22-10      6      Southeastern Conference                             
      Oklahoma State                  23-9      3      Big 12 Conference

And here is the Mid-Major top 25 going into the NCAA tournament:

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    #  Team                      FPV  Record  Points  Prv  Conference                         
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  1.  Butler                  (70)    27-5    1798    1  Big East Conference                                       
  2.  Villanova                (2)    27-5    1697    2  Big East Conference                                       
  3.  BYU                              29-4    1632    3  West Coast Conference                                     
  4.  Miami (OH)                      32-0    1588    5  Mid-American Conference                                   
  5.  Memphis                          26-6    1540    6  American Athletic Conference                               
  6.  Dayton                          29-3    1447    4  Atlantic 10 Conference                                     
  7.  Connecticut                      25-6    1315    7  American Athletic Conference                               
  8.  Utah State                      25-8    1312    8  Mountain West Conference                                   
  9.  Gonzaga                          26-7    1164  10  West Coast Conference                                     
  10.  Creighton                        23-9    1129    9  Big East Conference                                       
  11.  Illinois State                  27-6    1080  11  Missouri Valley Conference                                 
  12.  Temple                          27-6    1072  12  American Athletic Conference                               
  13.  Old Dominion                    27-5    934  16  Conference USA                                             
  14.  Marquette                      22-10    829  14  Big East Conference                                       
  15.  UNLV                            29-4    790  17  Mountain West Conference                                   
  16.  Kent State                      26-5    688  15  Mid-American Conference                                   
  17.  Georgetown                      19-11    684  13  Big East Conference                                       
  18.  Saint Joseph's                  27-6    618  18  Atlantic 10 Conference                                     
  19.  Xavier                          19-11    406  19  Big East Conference                                       
  20.  Tulsa                            24-7    405  20  American Athletic Conference                               
  21.  Siena                            26-7    364  23  Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference                         
  22.  UAB                              25-6    265  22  Conference USA                                             
  23.  George Mason                    26-7    230  NR  Atlantic 10 Conference                                     
  24.  Saint Mary's                    25-6    216  21  West Coast Conference                                     
  25.  Northern Iowa                    24-7    103  24  Missouri Valley Conference                                 
                                                                                                                     
    Others Receiving Votes:                                                                                         
      Sam Houston State                29-3      30      Southland Conference                                       
      Iona                            27-5      20      Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference                         
      New Mexico State                29-4      16      Western Athletic Conference                               
      Weber State                      27-4      9      Big Sky Conference                                         
      Wagner                          28-4      7      Northeast Conference                                       
      Troy                            25-6      5      Sun Belt Conference                                       
      UC Santa Barbara                28-5      3      Big West Conference                                       
      Western Kentucky                24-9      3      Conference USA                                             
      Belmont                          25-6      1      Ohio Valley Conference


plydogg 02-10-2019 09:49 PM

March Madness
 
March Madness!

Here are the screenshots from the inaugural NCAA tournament. Good luck to all of the participants and may the best team win!

First up is the West Region



This region didn't get too crazy as the biggest upset in the first round was 11 seed Tulsa beating 6 seed Marquette. 4 seed Miami of Ohio was able to add on to their unbeaten season with a win over 13 seed New Mexico State but fell to 5 seed UNLV in the second round. UNLV then followed that with a victory over 1 seed Michigan State to get to the elite eight where they lost to 2 seed Arizona. Congratulations to the 2 seed Arizona Wildcats on making the Final Four!

Next up is the Midwest Region:



1 seed Butler had some trouble with 16 seed Montana in the first round but was able to come away with a 7 point victory. After that it was no surprise that 8 seed Illinois knocked them out in the second round. Our representative Sam Houston State was knocked out by 4 seed North Carolina in the first round by a score of 102-49 which was definitely not a good look for the conference. There was not a single upset in the first round of this region and even the sweet 16 featured the 2, 3, 4, and 8 seeds. In the elite eight 2 seed Temple took down 4 seed North Carolina to advance to the Final Four!

Next up we have the South Region!



This one had some first round upsets as 9 seed George Mason took down 8 seed Old Dominion, 12 seed Texas beat 5 seed Memphis, 10 seed Kent State beat 7 seed Illinois State, and 11 seed NC State beat 6 seed Creighton. The 2nd round had some crazy results as well, as 1 seed Kentucky beat George Mason 73-37 and 2 seed Duke beat Kent State 83-37. Texas pulled off the upset of 4 seed UCLA to make it to the sweet sixteen where they eventually fell to Kentucky. 3 seed Oklahoma then toppled Kentucky to advance to the Final Four!

Last we have the East Region!



This region had our biggest upset to date which was 14 seed Austin Peay beating 3 seed Dayton 59-58! Unfortunately Austin Peay was unable to continue that success as they lost to 6 seed West Virginia by 6 in the next round. The rest of this region was pretty standard and in the end 4 seed Connecticut beat 2 seed Louisville to punch its ticket to the Final Four.

Now for the Final Four!



3 seed Oklahoma beat 2 seed Arizona in the first game while 4 seed Connecticut beat 2 seed Temple in the second. Oklahoma won a thriller of a championship game by the score of 69-67 and I would like to congratulate the Oklahoma Sooners on winning the inaugural NCAA championship!

plydogg 02-10-2019 09:57 PM

1938-1939 Nit, Cbi, Cit
 
1938-1939 NIT, CBI, CIT

First up we have the NIT:



Congratulations to Wake Forest for beating Ohio State and winning the Inaugural NIT tournament!

Next is the CBI:



Congratulations to Cal State Northridge for topping Rider to win the inaugural CIT!



Congratulations to Drexel for beating Charlotte and winning the Inaugural CIT! The Southland Conference had three teams that made it. Stephen F. Austin made the tournament as the 1 seed but lost to Lehigh in the first round and Lamar made it as a 8 seed and lost by one to South Carolina State. Our 3rd representative was 10 seed Texas A&M Corpus Christi who lost in the first round to Toledo.

plydogg 02-11-2019 12:50 AM

1938-1939 Senior Appreciation Day
 
1938-1939 Senior Appreciation Day

We have 3 seniors who will be leaving us after our inaugural season. They are all big men and we will be having a difficult time replacing them next season.

Our first man up is C Michael Martinez from Oberlin, Kansas. Martinez was our starting C all season and averaged 6.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. He was named player of the game 3 times and had career highs of 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists.

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#3 C Michael Martinez - Abilene Christian - Senior
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 Height:      6-8
 Weight:      234
 High School:  Decatur High School
 Hometown:    Oberlin, KS
 
 Attributes:
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 Type      INS JPS FTS 3PS HND PAS ORB DRB PSD PRD STL BLK QKN STR JMP STA   
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 Current:    25  19  51  9  9  14  61  8  56  21  14  29  27  72  45  83   
    1937:    24  19  49  9  9  14  58  8  56  21  14  28  26  70  45  78   
 Potential:  D  D  C  F  F  F  B  F  C  D  F  D               

 Health:      Good                                         
 Scholarship: Yes
 Status:      Active Roster                                 
 Academics:  68
 
 Stat Averages:
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 Season  G  GS  MIN  PTS  ORE  REB  AST  TO  A/T  STL  BLK  PF
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  1938  30  30 32.0  6.4  2.8  4.8  1.1  1.7  0.68  0.3  0.2  3.1
 Career  30  30 32.0  6.4  2.8  4.8  1.1  1.7  0.68  0.3  0.2  3.1

 Shooting Averages:
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 Season  FGM  FGA  FG%  FTM  FTA  FT%  3PM  3PA  3P%  PPS  +/-
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  1938  2.3  5.1  .451  1.7  2.4  .722  0.0  0.2  .167 1.25 -5.57
 Career  2.3  5.1  .451  1.7  2.4  .722  0.0  0.2  .167 1.25 -5.57
 
 Stat Totals:
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 Season  G  GS  MIN  PTS OREB  REB  AST  TO  STL  BLK  PF
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  1938  30  30  959  191  84  145  34  50  10    6  92
 Career  30  30  959  191  84  145  34  50  10    6  92

 Shooting Totals
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 Season  FGM  FGA  FTM  FTA  3PM  3PA  +/-
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  1938  69  153  52  72    1    6 -167
 Career  69  153  52  72    1    6 -167
 
 Career Highs:
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 Type      Pts OReb  Reb  Ast  Stl  Blk  TO  FGM  FGA  FTM  FTA  3PM  3PA
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 Season    15    7  11    4    2    1    3    7  10    6    8    1    2
 Career    15    7  11    4    2    1    3    7  10    6    8    1    2
 
 Awards & Acheivements:
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 Season  Award
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 All      Player of the Game: 3

Next up we have Michael Rodriguez from Houston, Texas who unfortunately lost a third of the season to a brutal foot injury and was greatly missed. He averaged 6.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game with career highs of 14 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists. Him and Michael Martinez made up our two starting big men this year and losing both of them will be tough.

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#40 PF Michael Rodriquez - Abilene Christian - Senior
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 Height:      6-8
 Weight:      261
 High School:  George I Sanchez High School
 Hometown:    Houston, TX
 
 Attributes:
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 Type      INS JPS FTS 3PS HND PAS ORB DRB PSD PRD STL BLK QKN STR JMP STA   
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 Current:    29  8  28  0  33  10  47  48  41  4  14  11  25  78  35  82   
    1937:    29  8  28  0  32  10  46  48  40  4  14  11  24  76  35  76   
 Potential:  D  F  D  F  C  F  C  C  C  F  F  F               

 Health:      Good                                         
 Scholarship: Yes
 Status:      Active Roster                                 
 Academics:  20
 
 Stat Averages:
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 Season  G  GS  MIN  PTS  ORE  REB  AST  TO  A/T  STL  BLK  PF
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  1938  21  21 30.8  6.6  2.4  8.3  1.1  1.8  0.61  0.5  0.2  2.6
 Career  21  21 30.8  6.6  2.4  8.3  1.1  1.8  0.61  0.5  0.2  2.6

 Shooting Averages:
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 Season  FGM  FGA  FG%  FTM  FTA  FT%  3PM  3PA  3P%  PPS  +/-
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  1938  2.4  5.6  .436  1.7  2.8  .621  0.0  0.0  .000 1.18 -3.00
 Career  2.4  5.6  .436  1.7  2.8  .621  0.0  0.0  .000 1.18 -3.00
 
 Stat Totals:
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 Season  G  GS  MIN  PTS OREB  REB  AST  TO  STL  BLK  PF
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  1938  21  21  646  138  51  174  23  38  11    5  55
 Career  21  21  646  138  51  174  23  38  11    5  55

 Shooting Totals
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 Season  FGM  FGA  FTM  FTA  3PM  3PA  +/-
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1938  51  117  36  58    0    0  -63
 Career  51  117  36  58    0    0  -63
 
 Career Highs:
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 Type      Pts OReb  Reb  Ast  Stl  Blk  TO  FGM  FGA  FTM  FTA  3PM  3PA
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 Season    14    7  14    5    2    1    4    5  13    4    6    0    0
 Career    14    7  14    5    2    1    4    5  13    4    6    0    0
 
 Awards & Acheivements:
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 Season  Award
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 All      Player of the Game: 2

Our final senior is PF Henry Kozak from Huntsville, Texas. Kozak started 9 games in place of Rodriguez when he went down injured and played in a total of 28 games this season. He averaged 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game. His career highs were 10 points and 9 rebounds.

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#42 C Henry Kozak - Abilene Christian - Senior
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 Height:      6-10
 Weight:      245
 High School:  Huntsville High School
 Hometown:    Huntsville, TX
 
 Attributes:
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 Type      INS JPS FTS 3PS HND PAS ORB DRB PSD PRD STL BLK QKN STR JMP STA   
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 Current:    27  7  30  0  8  8  17  31  24  15  7  50  36  82  38  76   
    1937:    27  7  30  0  8  8  17  30  23  15  7  48  36  80  38  73   
 Potential:  D  F  D  F  F  F  D  D  D  D  F  C               

 Health:      Good                                         
 Scholarship: Yes
 Status:      Active Roster                                 
 Academics:  48
 
 Stat Averages:
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 Season  G  GS  MIN  PTS  ORE  REB  AST  TO  A/T  STL  BLK  PF
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  1938  28  9 13.6  2.2  0.3  2.1  0.4  0.7  0.53  0.1  0.1  1.4
 Career  28  9 13.6  2.2  0.3  2.1  0.4  0.7  0.53  0.1  0.1  1.4

 Shooting Averages:
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 Season  FGM  FGA  FG%  FTM  FTA  FT%  3PM  3PA  3P%  PPS  +/-
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  1938  0.8  2.1  .379  0.6  0.9  .708  0.0  0.1  .000 1.05 -4.89
 Career  0.8  2.1  .379  0.6  0.9  .708  0.0  0.1  .000 1.05 -4.89
 
 Stat Totals:
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 Season  G  GS  MIN  PTS OREB  REB  AST  TO  STL  BLK  PF
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  1938  28  9  380  61    7  58  10  19    3    3  40
 Career  28  9  380  61    7  58  10  19    3    3  40

 Shooting Totals
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 Season  FGM  FGA  FTM  FTA  3PM  3PA  +/-
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  1938  22  58  17  24    0    2 -137
 Career  22  58  17  24    0    2 -137
 
 Career Highs:
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 Type      Pts OReb  Reb  Ast  Stl  Blk  TO  FGM  FGA  FTM  FTA  3PM  3PA
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 Season    10    1    9    2    1    1    3    3    7    4    5    0    1
 Career    10    1    9    2    1    1    3    3    7    4    5    0    1
 
 Awards & Acheivements:
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 Season  Award
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          No awards.



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