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Oiler Basketball

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by OilerBuck, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    Findlay Oiler Basketball

    I realize this may not belong here, but I wanted to let you all know that the University of Findlay (who was #1 in the nation just a few weeks ago) is ranked #2 nationally in the final D-II basketball poll and #1 in the region.

    This team is exciting! A top scoring/young big man, spectacular passer/defender at point guard, a fundamentally solid shooting guard and even a guy who was in a dunk contest earlier in the year. With tournament time coming up, hopefully he Oilers can take the D-II *** le.

    NABC/Division II Coaches Poll (March 1, 2005)

    1. Bowie State, Md. (7) (24-3)
    2. Findlay, Ohio (24-3)
    3. Metropolitan State, Colo. (23-3)
    4. Southern Indiana (23-4)
    5. Nebraska-Omaha (1) (23-4)
    6. Bentley, Mass. (26-4)
    7. Kennesaw State, Ga. (23-4)
    8. Texas A&M-Commerce (23-4)
    9. Hawaii-Hilo (24-3)
    10. Virginia Union (21-4)
    11. West Georgia (22-5)
    12. Pittsburg State, Kan. (22-5)
    13. Mount Olive, N.C. (24-3)
    14. Pfeiffer, N.C. (23-4)
    15. Fort Lewis, Colo. (21-4)
    16. Central Missouri State (21-6)
    17. Lynn, Fla. (22-5)
    18. Western Washington (20-5)
    19. Ferris State, Mich. (21-5)
    20. Minnesota State, Mankato (21-6)
    21. (tie) Florida Gulf Coast (23-6)
    (tie) Southern Illinois Edwardsville (22-7)
    23. Adelphi, N.Y. (22-5)
    24. Cal State-San Bernardino (20-4)
    25. Nebraska-Kearney (22-5)

    Others receiving votes: Salem International (W. Va.) 9, Seattle Pacific (Wash.) 9, South Carolina Upstate 8, South Dakota 8, Cal Poly-Pomona 7, Edinboro (Pa.) 7, Alderson-Broaddus (W. Va.) 6, Southwestern Oklahoma State 5, Saint Anselm (N.H.) 2, Arkansas-Monticello 1, Montevallo (Ala.) 1, Washburn (Kan.) 1.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2005
  2. BuckeyeFan05

    BuckeyeFan05 Newbie

    My stepbrother is an assistant coach on the team and trust me they feel real good about their chances. They are definitely an exciting good team. Best of luck to the Oilers!
  3. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    The field of 64 will be announced tonight between 10:30 and 11:30. Findlay is all but assured a No. 1 seed in the Great Lakes Region. I know no one probably cares, but I'll be posting matchups and scores in this thread throughout the tourny.

  4. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    It's perfectly fine to post Findlay info here, especially considering how well they're doing. It's an Ohio team, and doesn't compete directly with OSU.

    I had a cousin who won at least one (I think it was two) national championships on their football team in the mid to late 90s. I think it was NAIA.
  5. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Glad to see they were doing so well. Sadly the hockey program got cut despite being pretty good (they did hold up that decision to end it, right)?

    Findlay was already known for its equestrian programs (english & western). Good to see its getting fame for other stuff.
  6. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    I had a distant relative and various friends on those teams. Bo Hurley, the quarterback and NAIA player of the year is some sort of distant cousin of mine. He is also distantly related to David Klingler I that is a big reach for my clame to fame :p .

    Yeah, Findlay moved from the NAIA to NCAA division II prior to the 1998 academic year. The move was due in a large part to the rapid growth of the college and because of athletic domination in the NAIA.

    Now in just a few years, we have been in the top 25 in football and were #1 in men's basketball. Pretty impressive.

    The D-II Great Lakes bracket will be held in Findlay (where we are undefeted). If anyone wants to watch some good basketball, let me know and I'll give you directions to the gym.
  7. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Hurley's H.S.(Upper Scioto Valley) was in the same conference(NWC) as my H.S.(Allen East). USV beat us in football for the first time ever his senior year. He went to tOSU for a year or two, but it never panned out. I used to work with his girlfriend(HOT!!), and she said that the eligibilty rules between the two divisions allowed him to get nearly all of his eligibility back, when he went to Findlay. He was a very good QB in H.S. and at Findlay, and was projected as a possible NFL backup. I never heard why things didn't pan out at tOSU, but there's no way he was worse than Stanley Jackson.
  8. buckeye68

    buckeye68 Rookie

    what year did you graduate from Allen East? I used to run around Lafayette, Harrod, Alger and what not in my younger days. Wasn't anything to do but get into trouble back then so we got into plenty :)
  9. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    My dad and his family (Holbrooks) are from the USV area as well. I'm related to about everyone in that area of the county :lol:. My dad grew up in Alger and I lived there when I was a couple years old. Much of my family is still out there. we probably know a lot of the same people.
  10. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    1994, I grew up near Westminster though. My brother's probably closer to your age. Graduated in '87.
  11. smitty03

    smitty03 Somebody's Heine' is crowdin' my icebox...

    Do you guys remember a DT named Brett Jones who played there when they won the NAIA? My dad use to work construction with him.
  12. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    March 6, 2005 -- The University of Findlay’s men’s basketball team claimed the top seed in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region late Sunday night. As the one seed, the Oilers will host the first three rounds of the NCAA Division II Tournament in Croy Gymnasium on March 12, 13 and 15, 2005. The winner of the regional at Findlay will then travel to Grand Forks, North Dakota for the Elite Eight and Final Four.

    The seeding for the Great Lakes Regional Tournament are as follows:

    1. Findlay – 27-3
    2. Southern Indiana – 26-4
    3. Ferris State – 22-6
    4. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville – 23-8
    5. Wayne State – 19-11
    6. Indianapolis – 19-9
    7. Gannon – 18-10
    8. Quincy – 18-10

    The Oilers, who won their second consecutive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship on Saturday, will battle Quincy University in the first round of competition. The Oilers and Hawks have only met once in their storied careers with the Hawks coming out on top 63-57 last season in Quincy, Illinois.

    Tournament pairings and Saturday’s tip-off times are as follows:

    12:00 p.m. – Indianapolis vs. Ferris State
    2:30 p.m. – Gannon vs. Southern Indiana
    6:00 p.m. – Quincy vs. Findlay
    8:30 p.m. – Wayne State vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

    Note: The winner of the Great Lakes Regional has made it to the National Championship game each of the last 11 years. The regional has also produced three national champions during that span.
  13. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

  14. buckeye68

    buckeye68 Rookie

    BuckI I bet I know your brother or at least know of him
    I graduated in '87 also
    Care to post your last name.
    i went to school in lima (LCC) but spent all of my summers at Silver Springs or at my cousin's on rumbaugh road, north of reservoir rd, just before the tracks.

    every one in Alger is related, and not in a good way :biggrin:
    What year did you graduate? from Findlay I assume.
  15. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    I graduated from Findlay last May. I graduated from Ridgemont H.S. in 2000. I was actually born in Lima but we moved around quite a bit including a stay in Alger before moving back to Lima. I went to Bath school until 5th grade. My mom's family is around Lima and my Dad's is around Alger.

    That's pretty much my life history...haha.

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