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MyBB WACt 2017 Match Ups
We pretty much have them now, right?

ROUND 1
CSUB - Bye
NMSU v. ChiSt
UMKC v. UTRGV
SU v. UVU

ROUND 2
CSUB v. SU/UVU
NMSU/ChiSt v. UMKC/UTRGV

FINALS
??? v. ???


Not sure how everyone else is trending, but have to say UMKC is a team I wouldn't want to face on a neutral court right now. Boyd is doing Boyd things. Newbill looked good in stretches tonight. Steward played strong. Even King dropped 15. This Roo team appears to have figured out life after Tez, and they are all doing just fine!
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02-26-2017 12:52 AM
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RE: WACt 2017 Match Ups
Filling out my WAC tourny bracket, im going:

NMSU over Chi State
UMKC over UTRGV
UVU over Seattle

Bako over UVU
NMSU over UMKC

NMSU over Bako
02-26-2017 02:27 AM
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(02-26-2017 02:27 AM)SeattleVandals Wrote:  Filling out my WAC tourny bracket, im going:

NMSU over Chi State
UMKC over UTRGV
UVU over Seattle

Bako over UVU
NMSU over UMKC

NMSU over Bako

I think it will be Bake over NMSU but wouldn't be shocked to see UMKC in the WACT final.
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(02-26-2017 11:46 AM)Lopes87 Wrote:  
(02-26-2017 02:27 AM)SeattleVandals Wrote:  Filling out my WAC tourny bracket, im going:

NMSU over Chi State
UMKC over UTRGV
UVU over Seattle

Bako over UVU
NMSU over UMKC

NMSU over Bako

I think it will be Bake over NMSU but wouldn't be shocked to see UMKC in the WACT final.

Yah, UMKC is playing well right now. I'd not look forward to seeing them in the tourney. I was sweating that game out last week. I wonder 'what if...' Harrison had behaved himself and was still there.
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If I were betting, I'd go with nmsu over bako in the final. Maybe uvu gets hot again and surprises?
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It looks like WACt games will be spread across WAC DN (MBB & WBB RD1), ESPN3 (MBB & WBB RD2, WBB Final), & ESPNU (MBB Final), for those of us watching from home. I will try and attach the MBB bracket I found online.


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(02-26-2017 03:34 PM)Brillio Wrote:  If I were betting, I'd go with nmsu over bako in the final. Maybe uvu gets hot again and surprises?

If it is CSUB and NMSU in the finals, it will be a battle of wills. CSUB wants a physical grind it out low scoring game. NMSU needs a more free flowing game up in the 70's or higher; where the ref's whistles remove the physicality (grabbing, hacking, hand checking) out of the game.
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(02-27-2017 01:50 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  
(02-26-2017 03:34 PM)Brillio Wrote:  If I were betting, I'd go with nmsu over bako in the final. Maybe uvu gets hot again and surprises?

If it is CSUB and NMSU in the finals, it will be a battle of wills. CSUB wants a physical grind it out low scoring game. NMSU needs a more free flowing game up in the 70's or higher; where the ref's whistles remove the physicality (grabbing, hacking, hand checking) out of the game.

Lots depends who the refs are. Some refs screw NMSU habitually and others are good at their jobs. Also, refs seem to let Barnes who bombards them with whining let them influence they way they call the game. Hopefully refs won't let that happen in tourney games that have so much riding on them.
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(02-27-2017 02:10 PM)dancingNMSUaggie Wrote:  
(02-27-2017 01:50 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  
(02-26-2017 03:34 PM)Brillio Wrote:  If I were betting, I'd go with nmsu over bako in the final. Maybe uvu gets hot again and surprises?

If it is CSUB and NMSU in the finals, it will be a battle of wills. CSUB wants a physical grind it out low scoring game. NMSU needs a more free flowing game up in the 70's or higher; where the ref's whistles remove the physicality (grabbing, hacking, hand checking) out of the game.

Lots depends who the refs are. Some refs screw NMSU habitually and others are good at their jobs. Also, refs seem to let Barnes who bombards them with whining let them influence they way they call the game. Hopefully refs won't let that happen in tourney games that have so much riding on them.

I am not calling out any specific ref; although I was not happy with some of the calls during the GCU road game. My concern is that Cal State Bakersfield commits so many chippy (uncalled) fouls during the course of a game that the refs wind up swallowing their whistles rather than turn the game into a free-throw-fest. NMSU needs to distinguish quickly if the refs are going to call it "normal" to most WAC games or are they going to call it more loosely to accommodate Bakersfield's physical defense? If they call it loosely, NMSU defense (and offense) needs to adjust; and they have to stop whining about no calls. NMSU needs to magnify CSUB's contact (act it up) when the Aggies attack the rim; so the physical contact (foul) becomes more obvious.

There is obviously a philosophic difference between the way Weir coaches defense and Barnes coaches defense. NMSU plays a style where the Aggie player tries to stay between the offensive player and the rim with minimal contact; they try to alter shots or force bad off-balance shots. NMSU makes a opposing team "work" 94-feet to get their points. Over time the game's pace cause fatigue and NMSU pulls away. CSUB plays a style where their players bump, push, nudge, hand-check to direct the offensive player's movement. They don't care if a foul is called as long as the CSUB player is playing aggressive; they get full use out each player's five fouls. They just beat you up physically such that opposing players settle on shots outside their normal offense.
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RE: WACt 2017 Match Ups
(02-26-2017 10:29 PM)gleadley Wrote:  It looks like WACt games will be spread across WAC DN (MBB & WBB RD1), ESPN3 (MBB & WBB RD2, WBB Final), & ESPNU (MBB Final), for those of us watching from home. I will try and attach the MBB bracket I found online.

Pretty neat they got the second round on ESPN3.
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