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RE: Punching your ticket to Frisco: Battle for MBB Seeds 9-12
(02-17-2018 10:46 PM)STexMiner Wrote:  
(02-17-2018 10:22 PM)owl at the moon Wrote:  
(02-17-2018 09:13 PM)STexMiner Wrote:  I need a tiebreaking expert here. So, for a two-way tie, it goes head to head then to record against the rest of the conference going from the top to the bottom (I think). Assuming UTEP loses out and assuming Rice beats UTEP March 1 and loses to everyone else, we'd both be at 3-15. UTEP's 2 non-Rice victories this year are over FIU and Charlotte. Rice's 2 non-UTEP victories would be over FIU and Charlotte. What would be the next tiebreaker?

Never mind. I think I figured it out. In the above scenario, Rice would have to lose to FIU. That would mean UTEP would be 1-0 against FIU and Rice 1-1. Unfortunately, that would break the tie in UTEP's favor.


I’m going to claim to be a tiebreaking expert. Here’s the kicker on the tiebreaker this year. 0-1 is better than 0-2. It says so in the tiebreaker rules.

So... let’s say the standings stay as they are and Rice and UTEP both stumble their way down the stretch with Rice’s only win at home vs the Miners. At 3-15, LATech is the highest seeded team that Rice and UTEP have a different record against. And Rice would only be 0-1 against them while UTEP could be 0-2.

Tiebreaker at 3-15 goes to Rice. (Unless FAU or FIU catch or pass LATech).
At 4-14 its even more complicated but in that scenario a UTSA win could elevate Rice, or a LATech or USM win could elevate UTEP.

It’s Complicated, and silly. Much like the brand of basketball our two teams play.

Mucho style points to UTEP this week for a stellar 1-1 week all while losing a game by 49.

Could have sworn it was the other way around (0-1 was not better than 0-2). Thanks for the good news then.

I'm pulling for Rice to make the C-USA tourney so UTEP can get on with the business of hiring a new coach. That will be the final big piece in replacing the old regime. New AD who is very good imho, new FB coach who has to prove himself and a new MBB coach who will have to do the same. Way too much losing has been going on at UTEP.
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RE: Punching your ticket to Frisco: Battle for MBB Seeds 9-12
(02-18-2018 08:26 AM)MinerInWisconsin Wrote:  I'm pulling for Rice to make the C-USA tourney so UTEP can get on with the business of hiring a new coach. That will be the final big piece in replacing the old regime. New AD who is very good imho, new FB coach who has to prove himself and a new MBB coach who will have to do the same. Way too much losing has been going on at UTEP.

Can we self-impose a postseason ban? Not because we're in trouble now, but more like as a credit that can be applied towards any future potential post-season bans.
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