Lord of the Trojans
Joined: Jan 2007
I Root For: UALR
Location: The Rock
RE: Let Tech Starve...
(08-29-2010 01:51 PM)ManzanoWolf Wrote:
(08-29-2010 01:13 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:
(08-29-2010 10:17 AM)insideualr Wrote:
(08-27-2010 04:59 PM)MG61 Wrote:
(08-27-2010 04:00 PM)T_Won1 Wrote: Big 3 (football, basketball, women's basketball). Historically speaking.
(I doubt Tech's facilities have ever been better than UNT's. We don't charge student fees).
Big 3 ? How about soccer, tennis, volley ball, softball, etc. You are trying to parce an answer. I also do doubt that you have superior talent to UNT in men's basketball.
I hate to even post in these threads about Tech but,
Are you kidding? Last year Tech had a 6'5" shooting guard (Gibson) that will play in the NBA at some point (hurt at the end of the year). Rolle 6'11" 2nd round NBA draft pick (hurt at the end of the season). Olu Ashaolu 6-7 g/f who will be at least a 2nd round pick one day.
Two of Tech's best players were hurt before the WAC tournament and it cost them a trip the NIT at a minimum.
11/14/09 at Texas-Pan American Edinburg, Texas W, 80-62
Basketball Travelers Tournament
11/20/09 vs. Miami (Ohio) Albuquerque, New Mexico W, 74-62
11/21/09 at New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. L, 81-52 ncaa tournament team
11/22/09 vs. Nicholls State Albuquerque, N.M. W, 77-45
11/25/09 vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Ruston, La. W, 86-66
11/28/09 at TCU Fort Worth, Texas W, 68-63
12/02/09 at Louisiana-Monroe Monroe, La. W, 76-73
12/05/09 vs. Northwestern State Ruston, La. W, 98-70
12/09/09 at Arizona Tucson, Ariz. L, 83-67 ncaa tournament team
12/12/09 at Centenary College Shreveport, La. W, 102-96 (2OT)
12/15/09 vs. Murray State Ruston, La. W, 87-81
12/19/09 vs. McNeese State Ruston, La. W, 79-58
12/22/09 vs. Texas-Pan American Ruston, La. W, 81-60
12/29/09 at Houston Houston, Texas W, 99-94 ncaa tournament team
01/02/10 vs. Nevada * Ruston, La. W, 77-71
01/04/10 vs. Utah State * Ruston, La. W, 82-60
01/09/10 at Idaho * Moscow, Idaho W, 77-71
01/11/10 at Boise State * Boise, Idaho W, 79-64
01/14/10 vs. Fresno State * Ruston, La. W, 81-73
01/21/10 at San Jose State * San Jose, Calif. L, 87-76
01/23/10 at Hawai'i * Honolulu, Hawaii W, 65-60
01/30/10 vs. New Mexico State * Ruston, La. L, 91-77
02/04/10 vs. San Jose State * Ruston, La. W, 71-64
02/08/10 at New Mexico State * Las Cruces, N.M. L, 70-68
02/13/10 vs. Hawai'i * Ruston, La. W, 66-60
02/17/10 at Utah State * Logan, Utah L, 67-61
02/20/10 at Northeastern Boston, Mass. W, 70-67
02/25/10 vs. Boise State * Ruston, La. L, 72-59
02/27/10 vs. Idaho * Ruston, La. W, 60-49
03/04/10 at Fresno State * Fresno, Calif. L, 66-59
03/06/10 at Nevada * Reno, Nev. L, 79-68
03/11/10 vs. Fresno State Reno, Nev. W, 74-66
03/12/10 vs. Utah State Reno, Nev. L, 85-55
03/18/10 vs. Southern Miss Ruston, La. W, 66-57
03/22/10 at Missouri State Springfield, Mo. L, 69-40
I just don't see NT doing that. Yes, NT got to the NCAA and Tech did not.
here's the thing...over the last 4 years:
UNT: 2 NCAA Tourneys
La Tech: 0 NCAA Tourneys
and that is all that counts . . .
The OP made the claim that NT had more talent than Tech on the BB team which was false, IMO. It is a fact that NT has been to 2 NCAA's. Tech would have ran the table in the SBC with a healthy team last year. The SBC was weak last year and NT received a 15 seed. Tech would have been a 12 or 13 seed and in line to win a game if two of the big 3 had not gotten hurt.
I understand that Tech posters and the way Tech left the SBC pissed everyone off but there was no team on this side of the Mississippi that would not have done it at the time. There were several Texas schools in the conference when we moved and there was no other real homes for Tech. Tech was miles ahead of any team in the SBC at that point. Tech had been ranked in the top 25 and had several wins over BCS schools. Only in the last couple of years has the SBC as a whole final caught up to Tech in total wins against BCS schools.
There is no team in the SBC right now that will turn down an invite to CUSA, period. Tech is just doing what every other SBC school is doing and that is waiting on a CUSA invite. If it does not come, I look for Tech to move back into SBC. Every poster can say no but it will make too much sense for all the AD’s that it will happen.