03/12/2014 at 5:25 AM #45356
I know we will have game threads for the Pack games, but I wanted to get a thread going discussing the ACC Tournament and conference tournaments across the nation. Bubble discussion is certainly relevant.
Conference tournament brackets: http://sports.espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/feature/index?page=champweek2014
(specifically did not use a cbs sports link just for VaWolf 🙂 )
As of yet, there have not been any ‘bubble popping’ results – just a few unfortunate 1 seeds to go down in their respective conference tournaments – but they get an auto NIT bid as consolation (Belmont, Davidson, Robert Morris, Iona, Green Bay, High Point, FGCU).
Cases could be made for Belmont and Green Bay, but each of their respective resumes suggest they are NIT bound … BYU lost to Gonzaga in the WCC championship game, and their status is very much up in the air – made so even more by losing a key player to a potentially serious injury during that game.
The bubble popping is about to seriously commence, however. No ‘bubble’ relevant games in the ACC today (Wed., the 12th), but there are a few across the country – including the following:
USC vs. Colorado –
Buffaloes probably fine, but why tempt fate? Plus Dinwiddie is out for the season
Oregon St. vs. Oregon –
same – Ducks most likely a lock regardless of result
TCU vs. Baylor –
Bears have probably played their way off the bubble and in as of late, but a loss to a horrid TCU squad would immediately change their status
DePaul vs. Georgetown –
‘Experts’ have Georgetown on the bubble. They have some great rpi wins and a great SOS, and a few terrible losses. I don’t see it happening unless they make a run in the Big East tournament. A loss to our old friend Oliver Purnell’s DePaul squad would put the kibosh on Georgetown bubble talk.
Washington St. vs. Stanford –
Johnny Dawkins’ Cardinal are a true bubble team. Rpi in the 40’s, some decent wins, some not so decent losses. A loss versus the Cougars could send the Cardinal to the NIT and end Dawkins’ tenure at Stanford. It’s on record from the Cardinal AD that no NCAA invite = no more job for Dawkins.
Please share your thoughts or update what you feel relevant here. Enjoy the fun of the tournaments everyone and go Pack 🙂03/12/2014 at 8:57 AM #45368WulfpackParticipant
Wake and Notre Dame at 1, then Miami and VT follows. Last game for Bzz? Scouting time.03/12/2014 at 1:10 PM #45415
Interesting uniforms for the Irish, and there’s our dear friend – Karl Hess.03/12/2014 at 1:41 PM #45417TexpackParticipant
Wake vs Notre Dame. As a former preacher at our church once said, “As long as Baptists marry Catholics there will always be a need for the Methodist Church.”03/12/2014 at 1:50 PM #45421
Looks like ND is content just to get back home. Can’t say I really blame ’em.03/12/2014 at 1:51 PM #45422
Bzzz trying to make the #BuzzOut supporters squirm. A lot of WF fans that want Bzzz out want Wellman gone too, it looks.03/12/2014 at 2:02 PM #45423
Well, we’re officially doomed.
Digger was just touting our sleeper chances in this tournament … PANIC!!! 🙂03/12/2014 at 2:03 PM #45424bill.onthebeachParticipant
Make those Catholics ‘confess’!
fwiw… I’m probably the only one… but I kinda starting to like Coach Consonant…
from here.. it looks like he’s busting his A$$ with his kids and getting their best most nights…
Afterall …. The Deacs did defeat the Road this season…. that counts for something… somewhere….
But then what do I know about anything?#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!03/12/2014 at 2:26 PM #45425WulfpackParticipant
Surprisingly solid attendance for this garbage. Basically a home game for Wake, but still many others there.03/12/2014 at 2:36 PM #45426Daniel_Simpson_DayParticipant
“Surprisingly solid attendance for this garbage” – A lady I work with is in attendance for today’s “festivities” with her entire family just for the Scotty McCreery concert. Sad that the highlight of the opening round might be that guy.03/12/2014 at 3:15 PM #45427FergusWolfParticipant
I was watching the ESPN feed of the ND/WF game, and the announcers spent the last five minutes of the game trying to explain why Bzdelik shouldn’t be fired…
The best part was when they compared Bzedelik to Les Robinson03/12/2014 at 3:35 PM #45429VaWolf82Keymaster
Sid-like numbers. I wonder if he has a good recruiting class coming in. 😉03/12/2014 at 3:42 PM #45430FergusWolfParticipant
^ Because comparing him to Sid is a sure sign he’s a winner03/12/2014 at 4:11 PM #45433
Go Hokies!!!03/12/2014 at 4:31 PM #45434tjfoose1Participant
… is trending up.03/12/2014 at 4:31 PM #45435
Watching this game is like slow torture.03/12/2014 at 4:42 PM #45436
Yeah, it’s quite shitty.03/12/2014 at 4:48 PM #45437
Darren Sharper could have a field day just by turning this game on during a date.
(yikes….too soon???)03/12/2014 at 5:25 PM #45438
Hokies hanging in this shitburger.03/12/2014 at 5:30 PM #45439bill.onthebeachParticipant
… looks like the Hokies are giving the fine folks over in Greensboro their money’s worth…
Interesting.#NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!03/12/2014 at 5:31 PM #45440
Go home, Miami. You’re drunk.03/12/2014 at 5:34 PM #45441
Sad trombone for VT.
Jeebus.03/12/2014 at 5:35 PM #45442
Sadly…VPI drunker.03/12/2014 at 5:41 PM #45443
See ya tomorrow ‘Canes.03/12/2014 at 5:42 PM #45444
Aaaaannnd, thanks for nothing, Jerrell Eddie. Call your stupid timeout.
We will need redemption against Miami if we want revenge against Syracuse. Damn it.
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