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RE: NCAA Tournament Discussion
They need to deal with Virginia and perhaps the Gators first. Let's not get too crazy looking ahead. UNCW is fine at a 12 seed which is one of the best spots to be - it gives you a couple fringe top 25 teams in the first weekend.

Who to really feel bad for (aside from UT Arlington and Illinois St)?
St Mary's and VCU matched in a 7 - 10 game. Dayton and Wichita St matched in another 7 -10 game. Typical committee bias, pitting the mids against each other early to make sure they know each other out. They could have given those 10s games against South Carolina and Michigan in Indy and Greenville. Geographically, it still works.
03-12-2017 06:33 PM
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Agreed pitting the mids against each other is just wrong. If it happens it happens, but when you can predict they will do it and in a year with so few mids, it makes it far too obvious.

Who were the first four out, I missed the selection show (Guessing from what I saw Syracuse, Iowa, Illinois State and who?)
03-12-2017 07:11 PM
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03-12-2017 10:21 PM
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By chance did they list the order they had those teams?
03-13-2017 05:14 AM
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RE: NCAA Tournament Discussion
(03-12-2017 04:59 PM)Dragon For Life Wrote:  I feel bad for UNCW they got a tough bracket Duke and Nova

If we end up getting a shot at Duke or Nova we'll be rioting in the streets. Wouldn't matter if we lost by 50 at that point.
03-13-2017 08:01 AM
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RE: NCAA Tournament Discussion
My most interesting first round matchups:

UVA/UNCW- Classic battle between differing styles. My gut goes to UNCW since the NCAA is becoming much more favorable towards a faster pace. Winner most likely wins 2 games

Maryland/Xavier- two teams flailing at the wrong time with loads of talent to go far. Give me Xavier in a close one

St Marys/VCU- Great matchup between 2 of the best mid majors. I think this is an OT game waiting to happen. Give me St Marys though.

Iowa State/Nevada- ISU came on strong late. Both teams can move the ball and score. This is just a bad draw for a dangerous Nevada team. ISU has a history of tournament let downs, though

Creighton/URI- Before the injury for Creighton this would have been a blowout. Now, its a toss up. URI is playing better right now, so I will give them the slight edge.

Minnesota/MTSU- Big screw job by the committee for MTSU. high rpi and favorable numbers. 4-1 against the top 100 and 2-0 versus the top 50. They should have been no worse than a 10 seed and are better than several 8/9 seeded teams (Vandy, VT, MSU). Minnesota is hot right now but my edge still goes to MTSU who plays good defense and good offense. Minnesota relies on defense. Unfortunately this will be a trendy upset pick. I like either team to beat Butler.

Cincy/Wake- I think Wake wins their play in game and this one will be fun to watch. Another game between a slower paced team and faster paced team. Wake plays virtually no defense but can score lots of points. Cincy is balanced but prefers a methodical half court type of game. Cincy's defense is too good for Wake, but I think Wake will hit them in the mouth early and force Cincy to speed up, which only benefits Wake. So give me Wake Forest in a game that like gets close to 90 points for the winner.

Dayton/WSU- The other game between the top mid majors, something the committee loves to do. This one feels like an easy win for WSU but Dayton is no slouch either. I hope WSU is not looking for a revenge game against Kentucky or else Dayton will send them home. WSU should have been about a 7 seed and Dayton should have been a 6, borderline 5. Unfortunately someone has to go home and I give the slight edge to Dayton for being that team. WSU wins in a low scoring game.
03-13-2017 09:16 AM
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2 games down, 2 tight games with ND edging out Princeton and UVA holding on against UNCW.
03-16-2017 02:02 PM
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With the UNCW loss, the CAA Final Four gravy train comes to an end.

2017 - 15 units = ~$4.1 million
2018 - 8 units = ~$2.2 million
2019 - 7 units = ~$2.0 million
2020 - 6 units = ~$1.7 million
03-16-2017 03:34 PM
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There is a lot of discussion that the tournament hasn't been very good. I disagree, many games have been highly competitive. It is interesting to me though they are complaining about "lack of upsets" when the committee clearly bracketed teams in a way to reduce any potential upsets. When you pit mids against mids and give other good mids bad matchups (UNCW vs UVA for instance), people should not be surprised. This year was one of the worst and most intentional seeding jobs, yet seems like nobody is calling the committee out for causing this "ho hum tournament". They are getting exactly what they wanted: Few upsets and all of the money going to the power conferences.
03-17-2017 08:43 AM
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They really screwed the pooch ok Wisconsin being an 8 and Nova got hosed because of it
03-19-2017 09:09 AM
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