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    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    Well you either enjoy the seeding and bubble discussions that happen every year from Selection Sunday through the next Wednesday or not. There seems t
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    #120243

    mak4dpak
    Participant

    9 ACC teams made the big dance. Hopefully with the right coach, we will be invited back, next year. Probably won’t hear anything on a coach til the dance is over, with a prospect now in the dance. My darkhorse would be Tommy Lloyd, the coach in waiting at Gonzaga, upon Mark Few’s retirement.

    #120249

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    Always a good pull, Va.

    #120266

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Vandy not only got a bid, they got a 9. Several slots away from the “danger line.” Total losses means SQUAT, classic “correlation v. causation.”

    And the “eye test” really matched up nicely with the numbers, I thought.

    #120270

    Adventuroo
    Participant

    Great write up….don’t confuse me with facts. My gut said that WFU was IN and Cuse was OUT. Simply based on the “Personality” of the schools. Jimmy B. showed that a man with his coaching record and maturity is OFF his meds. He doesn’t seem to realized that by moving the venue away from NC, it actually COSTS the Conference $$. YES, TV is a motivator….but ticket prices are STILL revenue. There would have probably been 20% MORE fans in Greensboro….than in Barclays. With all the RUSSIAN demeaning by BOTH sides of the political spectrum, ONE would have thought that since the Barclays is held by a Russian Business Person…that would influenced the decision.

    BUT, Not to be OUTDONE….Jimmy B shot off his mouth….with NO FACTS…

    WFU, OTOH, was cool and respectful….therefore they get to dance in the “warmu up to the BIG Dance”….like attending an 8th grade prom to figure out HOW to act at a wild and wooly Jr/Sr Prom.

    My comment….stats may confirm or blast….

    #120277

    McCallum
    Participant

    F Blenheim and that trashy bunch of new yorkscum.

    Only think he has going is his stock in Wrigleys and that hot wife.

    McCallum

    #120278

    rthomas44
    Participant

    All of the previous comments in this thread on less than enlightening.

    #120282

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    Total losses means SQUAT, classic “correlation v. causation.”

    I was thinking about this last night. When comparing Vandy with SYR, I decided your schedule decides how many losses you can afford. WF and Vandy fell to the good side of that line and SYR fell to the NIT.

    #120286

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Here’s some good color on the Wichita seeding snafu:

    So why does the NCAA Tournament selection committee only consider the Shockers the No. 38 team in this year’s Big Dance? Why is the No. 8 overall team by Ken Pomeroy’s adjusted efficiency sitting behind a full 30 teams? More importantly, why does this seem to happen every year?

    Simply put, RPI and strength of schedule. The Shockers rank No. 32 in the NCAA’s calculated RPI, an already flawed way of measuring a team’s potential tournament success, at least according to Pomeroy himself.

    The Shockers were a great team by any objective analysis

    Wichita State was No. 12 in the country in offensive efficiency. That’s better than Kentucky, Arizona, Oregon, Notre Dame, and Louisville.

    Wichita State was No. 19 in defensive efficiency. That’s better than North Carolina, Kansas, Arizona, Oregon and Florida State.

    There were only four teams in the country in the top 25 of both offensive and defensive efficiency. They were No. 1 seed Villanova, No. 1 seed Gonzaga, No. 2 seed Kentucky and … No. 10 seed Wichita State.

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.sbnation.com/platform/amp/college-basketball/2017/3/12/14902234/ncaa-tournament-bracket-2017-wichita-state-selection-committee-disrespect-shockers

    #120293

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    My must see games:

    UVa/UNCW
    Wichita/Dayton
    Saint Mary’s/VCU
    Butler/Winthrop
    Northwestern/Vandy
    FSU/FGCU (credit union)
    Miami/Michigan State
    Iowa State/Nevada
    Creighton/Rhode Island
    Minnesota/Middle Tennessee State

    #120303

    Adventuroo
    Participant

    Perhaps an Enlightened ONE would tell us WHO is going to be our NEXT coach?

    I think it is “Enlightening” that Jimmy B of Cuse Land is doing a “One Last Time” performance in Greensboro. Who says the NIT hath no humor.

    THEY deny it….simply “happened”. As someone said….isn’t the NIT controlled by the NCAA? HOW did UNC-G land the mighty Cuse? Cuse is, I think, a PRIVATE university, so the Hot Shot (I am running for PREZ) NY Gov can’t Dictate where his Private Schools located in the fabulous NY State can GO. BUT, why would the NCAA/NIT allow a game in NC? Did we repeal HB2 for Old Roy (Ray?) Cooper’s Dysfunctional State of the State address tonight?

    Basketball Chiefs speak with Forked Tongue.

    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/greensboro-gets-shot-at-boeheim-syracuse-in-nit-opener/16580976/

    Ya GOTTa LOVE IT….

    #120304

    Zaphod
    Participant

    Syracuse and UNC-G play in the Carrier Dome, not in Greensboro…

    #120305

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    Shockers are MUCH better than a #10 seed. Their problem is they cannot get anybody to schedule a game with them outside the conference. There’s no upside for playing them.

    And honestly, it cuts both ways.. it’s not fair that #2 seed Kentucky has to play against a team of that caliber in the first weekend.

    #120307

    MP
    Participant

    a “One Last Time” performance in Greensboro

    Speaking of getting back on meds… The game is in Syracuse.

    #120309

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Roo has lost it.

    #120310

    WataugaWolf
    Participant

    Vegas line has Wichita beating Dayton.

    #120311

    WataugaWolf
    Participant

    From CBS Sports:
    “Every power conference AD will be drooling over Dayton-Wichita State

    It seems like Dayton’s Archie Miller and Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall are the two coaches working outside a power conference who most often get mentioned for high-profile openings. Coincidentally, they’ll coach against each other Friday night.

    And you just know the people at NC State, Missouri, LSU and Illinois will be watching and dreaming.”

    #120312

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Shockers are MUCH better than a #10 seed. Their problem is they cannot get anybody to schedule a game with them outside the conference. There’s no upside for playing them.

    Correct. Marshall has been very vocal about this in the past. Nobody wants to schedule them.

    #120313

    StateRed44
    Participant

    Who is going to set up the bracket pool. Just for fun?

    #120315

    Adventuroo
    Participant

    Not really….my new ticker tocker is working fine…

    I skimmed the article and actually paid more attention to the “meat in it towards the end….

    I certainly DO apologize for dissemenating “False and Misleading and Unsubstantiated” info…and will testify before the “House Committee on Internal NIT Hosting Regulations. I will admit, under or over oath, that I misspoke…Since I did not do a 4:00 AM Tweet, I will not be, I hope. a casualty of a social media DRIVE BY…

    Upon more focused reading….I did see “Carrier Dome” in the 2nd Paragraph. I just assumed that they wrote the article because it was going to BE in GSO….otherwise, it would have been to me, a real NON EVENT for MSM coverage.

    THAT would have been the “Come Uppance” of the year had GSO been the menu…I assumed that the Church Group was going to sell the T’s in the GSO Parking lot as a fund raiser…

    #120324

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    B’rer ‘Roo… dontworryaboutit…

    wral.com was reporting ‘cuse in GSO early this am too…

    Now… I know you’re feeling better, but if you could cut the wordcount down by 1/2… we’d know everything was fine…
    most of us know what your family acronyms mean…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #120339

    BKwolf
    Participant

    538 has an interactive bracket that shows all their game probabilities:

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2017-march-madness-predictions/?addata=espn:frontpage

    Has Wichita at 69% v. Dayton and 24% v. Kentucky. Interesting that VCU is only 26% v. St. Mary’s. Biggest underdog of the 7/10 matchups.

    #120342

    Adventuroo
    Participant

    BotB,

    As Gabriel Heater would do, I need to set the tone for my comments….Google Gabe….he was a hoot. And NO, I did not listen to him live as I was not born, but studied about him in some of my “Gee, I wonder…days”.

    There’s BAD NEWS TONIGHT…

    My new ticker “Chip” has supercharged my old pump….and the fluid is moving much better than ever. I am NOW back to my pre-AFib levels (the AFib meds slowed down my at from my subnormal low of 61 or so to 47. Less energy. Less whatever. Interestingly, the body will STILL produce or generate or “pump” enough to keep the 02 levels up. Mine never dropped or changed.

    I have been “detuned” once already and probably will be further tweaked after consultation with the Medtronic Tech that monitors PM recipients….

    Therefore, I will be MORE energized and more prolific….Might have to focus on the WC and be a little more concise than rambly.

    BKWolf. Thanks for the 538 link. I followed Mr. 538 daily for over 3 months. It was only at 9:30 PM on November 8, 2016, that his indicators or his “odds” moved to the correct side (color). Will be interesting to see how his “proprietary” alogrhytms work. Yogi would the expert here….

    There is a rumor that there are busses and busses leaving GSO as we speak to show support for UNC-G in the upcoming B v. G conflict. Space is filling up quickly. T Shirts are in the 3rd printing. I am still waiting for the Attendance numbers and the “final” DI NCAA document on “teams and tournaments”. I WILL go out on a limb here….the numbers will not even be close. HINT….Barclays only seats 80% of GSO’s capacity….based on published numbers.

    I really WONDER if the TV rights were “thought” to be more ENTICING when it came from New Yawk City. How Exciting….Jimmy B must be a marketing wonder…

    #120346

    choppack1
    Participant

    Dance card got 100% of the at large teams…Lunardi didn’t.

    I don’t know about palm.

    #120349

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Yeah ‘Roo… when you turn the beat around…it takes a couple of trips to the body shop to get those things dialed in…

    My next door neighbor got one about a year ago and it took 3 months to get that right and then another 3 to adjust all his other 10-12 meds to the new beat…

    Now here’s your Health Care Joke about all that…

    Medicare is now paying for him and his wife to go to a Therapist (Counselor/Mental type) so he can deal with all his trips to the six doctors he’s keeping in business….

    I’m just SMH at that…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
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