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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 03:01 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
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(03-18-2017 12:24 PM)TrojanNation Wrote:  UTA deserved an-large in the NCAA tourney.

I posted on the USA board I REALLY wish UTA could have made it into the tournament because they could have won a game or two. It's a shame they were so close and didn't get in.

You know, I get the UTA love . .. . But you saying they could "win a game or two" in the tournament, is just supposition . . . .

They lost twice to us this season, and once when it counted most (the tournament).
Yeah, they had a good season . . But not good enough.

UTA also beat a St. Mary team that has a 29-4 record (where the other 3 losses all came to #1 seed Gonzaga). By the way, St. Mary beat VCU in the first round and is playing Arizona in the second round of the tournament tonight. USA beat Troy twice this season, but I wouldn't say USA was the better team. I stand by my comments that UTA could have won a game.
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 03:01 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 01:17 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 12:24 PM)TrojanNation Wrote:  UTA deserved an-large in the NCAA tourney.

I posted on the USA board I REALLY wish UTA could have made it into the tournament because they could have won a game or two. It's a shame they were so close and didn't get in.

You know, I get the UTA love . .. . But you saying they could "win a game or two" in the tournament, is just supposition . . . .

They lost twice to us this season, and once when it counted most (the tournament).
Yeah, they had a good season . . But not good enough.

I am not sure they were that close. You can't lose to Texas State twice and by 21 in the conference tournament and have a shot at an at-large bid. Just not realistic.

The tragic part of UTA losing in the tournament was that they were projected to be a #12 seed had they won the conference tournament. That could have been UTA playing and beating Minnesota (#5 seed) instead of MTSU in the South regional.
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 03:01 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 01:17 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 12:24 PM)TrojanNation Wrote:  UTA deserved an-large in the NCAA tourney.

I posted on the USA board I REALLY wish UTA could have made it into the tournament because they could have won a game or two. It's a shame they were so close and didn't get in.

You know, I get the UTA love . .. . But you saying they could "win a game or two" in the tournament, is just supposition . . . .

They lost twice to us this season, and once when it counted most (the tournament).
Yeah, they had a good season . . But not good enough.

They lost a game to us too.
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 03:41 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:01 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 01:17 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 12:24 PM)TrojanNation Wrote:  UTA deserved an-large in the NCAA tourney.

I posted on the USA board I REALLY wish UTA could have made it into the tournament because they could have won a game or two. It's a shame they were so close and didn't get in.

You know, I get the UTA love . .. . But you saying they could "win a game or two" in the tournament, is just supposition . . . .

They lost twice to us this season, and once when it counted most (the tournament).
Yeah, they had a good season . . But not good enough.

UTA also beat a St. Mary team that has a 29-4 record (where the other 3 losses all came to #1 seed Gonzaga). By the way, St. Mary beat VCU in the first round and is playing Arizona in the second round of the tournament tonight. USA beat Troy twice this season, but I wouldn't say USA was the better team. I stand by my comments that UTA could have won a game.

Again, Supposition.

I take nothing away from UTA, they had a great year, but when it came time to "get it done." They didn't.

So, we'll never know what "they might have done in the tournament."

You can "say" they might have won a game. .. . they also might have wilted on the "Big Stage."
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 04:48 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:41 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:01 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 01:17 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 12:24 PM)TrojanNation Wrote:  UTA deserved an-large in the NCAA tourney.

I posted on the USA board I REALLY wish UTA could have made it into the tournament because they could have won a game or two. It's a shame they were so close and didn't get in.

You know, I get the UTA love . .. . But you saying they could "win a game or two" in the tournament, is just supposition . . . .

They lost twice to us this season, and once when it counted most (the tournament).
Yeah, they had a good season . . But not good enough.

UTA also beat a St. Mary team that has a 29-4 record (where the other 3 losses all came to #1 seed Gonzaga). By the way, St. Mary beat VCU in the first round and is playing Arizona in the second round of the tournament tonight. USA beat Troy twice this season, but I wouldn't say USA was the better team. I stand by my comments that UTA could have won a game.

Again, Supposition.

I take nothing away from UTA, they had a great year, but when it came time to "get it done." They didn't.

So, we'll never know what "they might have done in the tournament."

You can "say" they might have won a game. .. . they also might have wilted on the "Big Stage."

The supposition argument goes both ways -- you can't say they might have wilted. I offered my opinion -- nothing more, nothing less.
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 04:53 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:48 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:41 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:01 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 01:17 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  I posted on the USA board I REALLY wish UTA could have made it into the tournament because they could have won a game or two. It's a shame they were so close and didn't get in.

You know, I get the UTA love . .. . But you saying they could "win a game or two" in the tournament, is just supposition . . . .

They lost twice to us this season, and once when it counted most (the tournament).
Yeah, they had a good season . . But not good enough.

UTA also beat a St. Mary team that has a 29-4 record (where the other 3 losses all came to #1 seed Gonzaga). By the way, St. Mary beat VCU in the first round and is playing Arizona in the second round of the tournament tonight. USA beat Troy twice this season, but I wouldn't say USA was the better team. I stand by my comments that UTA could have won a game.

Again, Supposition.

I take nothing away from UTA, they had a great year, but when it came time to "get it done." They didn't.

So, we'll never know what "they might have done in the tournament."

You can "say" they might have won a game. .. . they also might have wilted on the "Big Stage."

The supposition argument goes both ways -- you can't say they might have wilted. I offered my opinion -- nothing more, nothing less.

Of course it is impossible to know what would have happened in the NCAA.

But, UTA thrashed an historic BYU program in front of the national cameras and a near full hostile crowd at Provo. Played to their full capabilities despite being down about 1.5 starters. This was a reasonable place marker for the effort and intensity they LIKELY would have brought to the NCAA.

As is, I am thrilled enough with this result and the chance to attend a second round NIT at College Park Center.
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 04:53 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:48 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:41 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:01 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 01:17 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  I posted on the USA board I REALLY wish UTA could have made it into the tournament because they could have won a game or two. It's a shame they were so close and didn't get in.

You know, I get the UTA love . .. . But you saying they could "win a game or two" in the tournament, is just supposition . . . .

They lost twice to us this season, and once when it counted most (the tournament).
Yeah, they had a good season . . But not good enough.

UTA also beat a St. Mary team that has a 29-4 record (where the other 3 losses all came to #1 seed Gonzaga). By the way, St. Mary beat VCU in the first round and is playing Arizona in the second round of the tournament tonight. USA beat Troy twice this season, but I wouldn't say USA was the better team. I stand by my comments that UTA could have won a game.

Again, Supposition.

I take nothing away from UTA, they had a great year, but when it came time to "get it done." They didn't.

So, we'll never know what "they might have done in the tournament."

You can "say" they might have won a game. .. . they also might have wilted on the "Big Stage."

The supposition argument goes both ways -- you can't say they might have wilted. I offered my opinion -- nothing more, nothing less.

Actually, that's not true. IF you can say they "might" have won a game or two. Then you can also "suppose" that they "might" have wilted. And I never actually said they would have wilted, merely allowed for the possibility.

Bottom line: We'll never know.

WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 05:09 PM)UTArlingtonMaverick Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:53 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:48 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:41 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:01 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  You know, I get the UTA love . .. . But you saying they could "win a game or two" in the tournament, is just supposition . . . .

They lost twice to us this season, and once when it counted most (the tournament).
Yeah, they had a good season . . But not good enough.

UTA also beat a St. Mary team that has a 29-4 record (where the other 3 losses all came to #1 seed Gonzaga). By the way, St. Mary beat VCU in the first round and is playing Arizona in the second round of the tournament tonight. USA beat Troy twice this season, but I wouldn't say USA was the better team. I stand by my comments that UTA could have won a game.

Again, Supposition.

I take nothing away from UTA, they had a great year, but when it came time to "get it done." They didn't.

So, we'll never know what "they might have done in the tournament."

You can "say" they might have won a game. .. . they also might have wilted on the "Big Stage."

The supposition argument goes both ways -- you can't say they might have wilted. I offered my opinion -- nothing more, nothing less.

Of course it is impossible to know what would have happened in the NCAA.

But, UTA thrashed an historic BYU program in front of the national cameras and a near full hostile crowd at Provo. Played to their full capabilities despite being down about 1.5 starters. This was a reasonable place marker for the effort and intensity they LIKELY would have brought to the NCAA.

As is, I am thrilled enough with this result and the chance to attend a second round NIT at College Park Center.

And I wish y'all well on your NIT run. 04-cheers
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 05:13 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:53 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:48 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:41 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:01 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  You know, I get the UTA love . .. . But you saying they could "win a game or two" in the tournament, is just supposition . . . .

They lost twice to us this season, and once when it counted most (the tournament).
Yeah, they had a good season . . But not good enough.

UTA also beat a St. Mary team that has a 29-4 record (where the other 3 losses all came to #1 seed Gonzaga). By the way, St. Mary beat VCU in the first round and is playing Arizona in the second round of the tournament tonight. USA beat Troy twice this season, but I wouldn't say USA was the better team. I stand by my comments that UTA could have won a game.

Again, Supposition.

I take nothing away from UTA, they had a great year, but when it came time to "get it done." They didn't.

So, we'll never know what "they might have done in the tournament."

You can "say" they might have won a game. .. . they also might have wilted on the "Big Stage."

The supposition argument goes both ways -- you can't say they might have wilted. I offered my opinion -- nothing more, nothing less.

Actually, that's not true. IF you can say they "might" have won a game or two. Then you can also "suppose" that they "might" have wilted. And I never actually said they would have wilted, merely allowed for the possibility.

Bottom line: We'll never know.

WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA

You're arguing a subjective point with a subjective point. The point that UTA could win a game in the tournament has basis in fact, as UTA owns wins over St. Mary's, Texas, every team in conference, and played Arkansas tough on the road early as Hervey was gaining his playing legs. Overall, the Mavs went 3-3 against teams in the NCAA tournament this year.

Your basing your point that we lost to you twice, including a tournament setting. Saying we could fall on our face like last time has no more merit in fact than the other statement.

What is almost universally accepted, except maybe in San Marcos, is that UTA represented the best chance for a win in the NCAA tourney. Our RPI was higher, our resume better and record was the best of any team in the SBC. No question, our seeding would have been better, allowing the Mavs to play a more favorable opponent.

No one here is saying we would have won. But, we could have, and if you don't think so then there's nothing we can say to convince you otherwise.
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 07:24 PM)FoUTASportscaster Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 05:13 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:53 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:48 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:41 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  UTA also beat a St. Mary team that has a 29-4 record (where the other 3 losses all came to #1 seed Gonzaga). By the way, St. Mary beat VCU in the first round and is playing Arizona in the second round of the tournament tonight. USA beat Troy twice this season, but I wouldn't say USA was the better team. I stand by my comments that UTA could have won a game.

Again, Supposition.

I take nothing away from UTA, they had a great year, but when it came time to "get it done." They didn't.

So, we'll never know what "they might have done in the tournament."

You can "say" they might have won a game. .. . they also might have wilted on the "Big Stage."

The supposition argument goes both ways -- you can't say they might have wilted. I offered my opinion -- nothing more, nothing less.

Actually, that's not true. IF you can say they "might" have won a game or two. Then you can also "suppose" that they "might" have wilted. And I never actually said they would have wilted, merely allowed for the possibility.

Bottom line: We'll never know.

WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA

You're arguing a subjective point with a subjective point. The point that UTA could win a game in the tournament has basis in fact, as UTA owns wins over St. Mary's, Texas, every team in conference, and played Arkansas tough on the road early as Hervey was gaining his playing legs. Overall, the Mavs went 3-3 against teams in the NCAA tournament this year.

Your basing your point that we lost to you twice, including a tournament setting. Saying we could fall on our face like last time has no more merit in fact than the other statement.

What is almost universally accepted, except maybe in San Marcos, is that UTA represented the best chance for a win in the NCAA tourney. Our RPI was higher, our resume better and record was the best of any team in the SBC. No question, our seeding would have been better, allowing the Mavs to play a more favorable opponent.

No one here is saying we would have won. But, we could have, and if you don't think so then there's nothing we can say to convince you otherwise.

WoW -

All those stats you cite are niiiice, and ohhh soooo impressive. Yet, when you were in a position to win, and get to The Big Dance, ya choked . . . so we'll never know.

And that, sports fans, was my ONLY point . . We'll never know.

Y'all can talk your schedule, RPI, resume, ya da ya da ya da, but when it was money time, UTA lost, period, end of story, but do feel free to imagine, suppose, guess the WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA . . .

Hell, that's half the fun of being a sports fan.
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Thank you Butler!!!!!
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TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 07:24 PM)FoUTASportscaster Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 05:13 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:53 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:48 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 03:41 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  UTA also beat a St. Mary team that has a 29-4 record (where the other 3 losses all came to #1 seed Gonzaga). By the way, St. Mary beat VCU in the first round and is playing Arizona in the second round of the tournament tonight. USA beat Troy twice this season, but I wouldn't say USA was the better team. I stand by my comments that UTA could have won a game.

Again, Supposition.

I take nothing away from UTA, they had a great year, but when it came time to "get it done." They didn't.

So, we'll never know what "they might have done in the tournament."

You can "say" they might have won a game. .. . they also might have wilted on the "Big Stage."

The supposition argument goes both ways -- you can't say they might have wilted. I offered my opinion -- nothing more, nothing less.

Actually, that's not true. IF you can say they "might" have won a game or two. Then you can also "suppose" that they "might" have wilted. And I never actually said they would have wilted, merely allowed for the possibility.

Bottom line: We'll never know.

WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA

You're arguing a subjective point with a subjective point. The point that UTA could win a game in the tournament has basis in fact, as UTA owns wins over St. Mary's, Texas, every team in conference, and played Arkansas tough on the road early as Hervey was gaining his playing legs. Overall, the Mavs went 3-3 against teams in the NCAA tournament this year.

Your basing your point that we lost to you twice, including a tournament setting. Saying we could fall on our face like last time has no more merit in fact than the other statement.

What is almost universally accepted, except maybe in San Marcos, is that UTA represented the best chance for a win in the NCAA tourney. Our RPI was higher, our resume better and record was the best of any team in the SBC. No question, our seeding would have been better, allowing the Mavs to play a more favorable opponent.

No one here is saying we would have won. But, we could have, and if you don't think so then there's nothing we can say to convince you otherwise.


UTA couldn't win a game in the tournament because they didn't do what was required to get into the tournament. Take your medicine walk a away and deal with it.



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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 08:23 PM)Hemi Man Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 07:24 PM)FoUTASportscaster Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 05:13 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:53 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:48 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  Again, Supposition.

I take nothing away from UTA, they had a great year, but when it came time to "get it done." They didn't.

So, we'll never know what "they might have done in the tournament."

You can "say" they might have won a game. .. . they also might have wilted on the "Big Stage."

The supposition argument goes both ways -- you can't say they might have wilted. I offered my opinion -- nothing more, nothing less.

Actually, that's not true. IF you can say they "might" have won a game or two. Then you can also "suppose" that they "might" have wilted. And I never actually said they would have wilted, merely allowed for the possibility.

Bottom line: We'll never know.

WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA

You're arguing a subjective point with a subjective point. The point that UTA could win a game in the tournament has basis in fact, as UTA owns wins over St. Mary's, Texas, every team in conference, and played Arkansas tough on the road early as Hervey was gaining his playing legs. Overall, the Mavs went 3-3 against teams in the NCAA tournament this year.

Your basing your point that we lost to you twice, including a tournament setting. Saying we could fall on our face like last time has no more merit in fact than the other statement.

What is almost universally accepted, except maybe in San Marcos, is that UTA represented the best chance for a win in the NCAA tourney. Our RPI was higher, our resume better and record was the best of any team in the SBC. No question, our seeding would have been better, allowing the Mavs to play a more favorable opponent.

No one here is saying we would have won. But, we could have, and if you don't think so then there's nothing we can say to convince you otherwise.


UTA couldn't win a game in the tournament because they didn't do what was required to get into the tournament. Take your medicine walk a away and deal with it.



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I've completely walked away. I think all of us posting have. Watching on TV the first round NIT thrashing of Brigham Young and hosting a second round game is very satisfying to me.

My only point was that the conference might use this opportunity to reflect FOR THE FUTURE on how best to maximize the chance for an NCAA victory from the one conference rep we will be allowed to send.
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(03-18-2017 09:39 PM)UTArlingtonMaverick Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 08:23 PM)Hemi Man Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 07:24 PM)FoUTASportscaster Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 05:13 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 04:53 PM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  The supposition argument goes both ways -- you can't say they might have wilted. I offered my opinion -- nothing more, nothing less.

Actually, that's not true. IF you can say they "might" have won a game or two. Then you can also "suppose" that they "might" have wilted. And I never actually said they would have wilted, merely allowed for the possibility.

Bottom line: We'll never know.

WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA

You're arguing a subjective point with a subjective point. The point that UTA could win a game in the tournament has basis in fact, as UTA owns wins over St. Mary's, Texas, every team in conference, and played Arkansas tough on the road early as Hervey was gaining his playing legs. Overall, the Mavs went 3-3 against teams in the NCAA tournament this year.

Your basing your point that we lost to you twice, including a tournament setting. Saying we could fall on our face like last time has no more merit in fact than the other statement.

What is almost universally accepted, except maybe in San Marcos, is that UTA represented the best chance for a win in the NCAA tourney. Our RPI was higher, our resume better and record was the best of any team in the SBC. No question, our seeding would have been better, allowing the Mavs to play a more favorable opponent.

No one here is saying we would have won. But, we could have, and if you don't think so then there's nothing we can say to convince you otherwise.


UTA couldn't win a game in the tournament because they didn't do what was required to get into the tournament. Take your medicine walk a away and deal with it.



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I've completely walked away. I think all of us posting have. Watching on TV the first round NIT thrashing of Brigham Young and hosting a second round game is very satisfying to me.

My only point was that the conference might use this opportunity to reflect FOR THE FUTURE on how best to maximize the chance for an NCAA victory from the one conference rep we will be allowed to send.

I find this line of thought particularly amusing. I'm betting that IF UTA had TCB and gone to The Big Dance, then there would be no one from Arlington suggesting that The Conference "reflect FOR THE FUTURE on how best to maximize the chance for an NCAA victory from the one conference rep we will be allowed to send."

Yeah, it sucks being in a one bid conference, but it is what it is. It was still incumbent on UTA to handle its business, and "by the rules we all played by" they didn't.
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-18-2017 10:20 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 09:39 PM)UTArlingtonMaverick Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 08:23 PM)Hemi Man Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 07:24 PM)FoUTASportscaster Wrote:  
(03-18-2017 05:13 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  Actually, that's not true. IF you can say they "might" have won a game or two. Then you can also "suppose" that they "might" have wilted. And I never actually said they would have wilted, merely allowed for the possibility.

Bottom line: We'll never know.

WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA

You're arguing a subjective point with a subjective point. The point that UTA could win a game in the tournament has basis in fact, as UTA owns wins over St. Mary's, Texas, every team in conference, and played Arkansas tough on the road early as Hervey was gaining his playing legs. Overall, the Mavs went 3-3 against teams in the NCAA tournament this year.

Your basing your point that we lost to you twice, including a tournament setting. Saying we could fall on our face like last time has no more merit in fact than the other statement.

What is almost universally accepted, except maybe in San Marcos, is that UTA represented the best chance for a win in the NCAA tourney. Our RPI was higher, our resume better and record was the best of any team in the SBC. No question, our seeding would have been better, allowing the Mavs to play a more favorable opponent.

No one here is saying we would have won. But, we could have, and if you don't think so then there's nothing we can say to convince you otherwise.


UTA couldn't win a game in the tournament because they didn't do what was required to get into the tournament. Take your medicine walk a away and deal with it.



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I've completely walked away. I think all of us posting have. Watching on TV the first round NIT thrashing of Brigham Young and hosting a second round game is very satisfying to me.

My only point was that the conference might use this opportunity to reflect FOR THE FUTURE on how best to maximize the chance for an NCAA victory from the one conference rep we will be allowed to send.

I find this line of thought particularly amusing. I'm betting that IF UTA had TCB and gone to The Big Dance, then there would be no one from Arlington suggesting that The Conference "reflect FOR THE FUTURE on how best to maximize the chance for an NCAA victory from the one conference rep we will be allowed to send."

Yeah, it sucks being in a one bid conference, but it is what it is. It was still incumbent on UTA to handle its business, and "by the rules we all played by" they didn't.

True, no doubt, because it would not have been so glaringly apparent.
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-17-2017 11:33 PM)warhawk09 Wrote:  
(03-17-2017 05:03 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  Even with Duke not quite being "Duke" this year, this is still a tough draw. . .

I'll just say "good luck," and leave it at that. . . .

What? Duke is the Vegas favorite to win the whole thing.

WUT ? Duke win it all ?

I guess SC didn't get the memo. . . .
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-19-2017 10:08 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-17-2017 11:33 PM)warhawk09 Wrote:  
(03-17-2017 05:03 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  Even with Duke not quite being "Duke" this year, this is still a tough draw. . .

I'll just say "good luck," and leave it at that. . . .

What? Duke is the Vegas favorite to win the whole thing.

WUT ? Duke win it all ?

I guess SC didn't get the memo. . . .

Yep.

This was a super talented Duke team but they have been inconsistent all year. National media crowned them before the season started, and every time they went on a win streak (notably in the middle of conference play and the ACC tournament), the media tried to crown them again and say they were finally clicking. Nope.

Sure they had injuries and coach K missed time, but this team was still a huge disappointment. K is probably the greatest college coach ever, but this year was a massive underachievement and one of the worst jobs he's done. That's why I thought Troy actually had a punchers chance if they could knock down a bunch of 3s.
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
(03-19-2017 10:08 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  
(03-17-2017 11:33 PM)warhawk09 Wrote:  
(03-17-2017 05:03 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  Even with Duke not quite being "Duke" this year, this is still a tough draw. . .

I'll just say "good luck," and leave it at that. . . .

What? Duke is the Vegas favorite to win the whole thing.

WUT ? Duke win it all ?

I guess SC didn't get the memo. . . .

WUT? Does that change anything that I said? Nope.
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RE: TROY vs Duke gameday thread
Man, a certain fan from San Marcos is just going scorched earth for some reason....
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(03-20-2017 07:18 AM)FoUTASportscaster Wrote:  Man, a certain fan from San Marcos is just going scorched earth for some reason....

Lighten up Francis .. .

it's just sports .. .

ain't like it's life or death .. .
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