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NCAA Tournament discussion
Another year, more of the same. Super difficult for mids to get bids. Gotta play in good tournaments and win your 1-2 chances. It is that simple. Not a lot of exciting matchups in my opinion. Does not appear mids were set up very well to make a run. CofC appears to me to have the best chance at a run.
03-12-2018 09:46 AM
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I dunno Auburn looks pretty good, unless they have injuries or something?

Leaving St Mary's out is egregious when you see the committee stretched to put in 3 ACC teams with <50 RPIs. FSU didn't even finish with a winning conference record.

I have no idea whether to be mad about leaving out those CUSA schools. The college basketball landscape has gotten weird in the past few years and I'm really not sure what to make of it anymore.
03-12-2018 11:04 AM
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Auburn lost their interior shot blocking big man for the year and just got smoked by barely above .500 overall Alabama.
03-12-2018 12:15 PM
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Also teams that made the tournament with losing conference records: Syracuse, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Alabama
03-12-2018 12:17 PM
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(03-12-2018 11:04 AM)relaxing Wrote:  I dunno Auburn looks pretty good, unless they have injuries or something?

Leaving St Mary's out is egregious when you see the committee stretched to put in 3 ACC teams with <50 RPIs. FSU didn't even finish with a winning conference record.

I have no idea whether to be mad about leaving out those CUSA schools. The college basketball landscape has gotten weird in the past few years and I'm really not sure what to make of it anymore.

As I said in some other posts, it's such a joke that it's not even worth paying attention anymore. I really wish that the mid-major conferences would just break away and start their own national tournament, and let the Power 6 teams duke it out for their own championship. While they might be leaving some money on the table, I do think that there is enough interest and would be enough viewership that a mid-major tournament could still get a large enough TV contract to make it viable. It might also help mid-majors with recruiting as well.
03-12-2018 01:53 PM
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(03-12-2018 01:53 PM)J.B. Wrote:  
(03-12-2018 11:04 AM)relaxing Wrote:  I dunno Auburn looks pretty good, unless they have injuries or something?

Leaving St Mary's out is egregious when you see the committee stretched to put in 3 ACC teams with <50 RPIs. FSU didn't even finish with a winning conference record.

I have no idea whether to be mad about leaving out those CUSA schools. The college basketball landscape has gotten weird in the past few years and I'm really not sure what to make of it anymore.
Love that idea - mid majors get screwed every year. The level of kiss-the-ring BS is staggering!

As I said in some other posts, it's such a joke that it's not even worth paying attention anymore. I really wish that the mid-major conferences would just break away and start their own national tournament, and let the Power 6 teams duke it out for their own championship. While they might be leaving some money on the table, I do think that there is enough interest and would be enough viewership that a mid-major tournament could still get a large enough TV contract to make it viable. It might also help mid-majors with recruiting as well.
03-13-2018 09:42 AM
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And we are off! Radford wins pretty comfortably last night over LIU Brookyln. The Bonnies overcame a bad start and early big deficit to win against middle of the road UCLA. Nice win for the mids over a power conference last night. Bonnies get to play Florida next. The other 2 play in games are tonight (NC Central/Texas Southern and Syracuse/Arizona State)
03-14-2018 07:28 AM
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03-14-2018 10:22 AM
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Opening game was a dandy with Rhode Island winning in OT. Penn started off nicely and was up 10 but the last 4 minutes ended on a 22-5 run for Kansas
03-15-2018 01:45 PM
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Good games going on. Penn hanging tough with Kansas and Gonzaga and UNCG in a tight one late. UNCG up 2 with minute and a half left
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Not too much excitement yesterday. Loyola (Chicago) took down Coach L and Miami. Only other real upset was Arizona fell to Buffalo. So Hurley's team loses in the play in game and his former team keeps playing. Also Houston held on to win over SDSU.
03-16-2018 06:30 AM
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Arizona losing doesn't really shock me considering that they're in the middle of this cheating controversy. Maybe they didn't spend enough to pay off the players, or didn't pay off the right players.
03-16-2018 07:34 AM
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(03-16-2018 07:34 AM)J.B. Wrote:  Arizona losing doesn't really shock me considering that they're in the middle of this cheating controversy. Maybe they didn't spend enough to pay off the players, or didn't pay off the right players.
Or the fact that Buffalo is damn good. At the start of the tournament they were a top 25 RPI team (even if KenPom had them in the 60's)
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Anyone think there are big upsets pending today?

I think CofC has a good chance as does New Mexico State. Beyond that it seems decently bleak (maybe Texas, Marshall, Providence, Syracuse) or coin flips anyhow. For some reason I really think CofC has a nice matchup. I do not believe in Auburn at all.
03-16-2018 09:39 AM
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Over 5 minute scoreless drought for Wichita State has this game competitive. Shockers end the drought and the are all tied up. GA St close at half against Cincy
03-16-2018 02:07 PM
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Shockers are going to fall to Marshall.
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Shaka Smart being Shaka Smart right now
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CofC loses a tight one. Virginia tied at half with umbc

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Virginia with their largest deficit all season down 14 to umbc

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03-16-2018 09:57 PM
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11 minutes to go, 45-29 umbc

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03-16-2018 10:01 PM
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