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The bubble is so bad this year that a W on Wednesday could see us vault up to one of the last 4 IN. I know some might think im crazy but more bubble teams will lose on Tuesday/Weds and if we can get a top 25 RPI win I dont see why we wouldnt jump over a team like Tennessee or Villanova(if they lose to Pitt tomorrow.)
For Maryland, I want to at least be on the last 4in/out range by the time the ACCT starts. At least it gives us a shot.
Win 4 from here, get in. Formula for Maryland is pretty simple.
This is fairly typical of the lower-tier leagues. I know the Horizon gives its top teams several byes, and a lot of the leagues don't invite the bottom few teams.
That's interesting, I wasn't aware. I always thought the big east was the only league that did that (before they expanded their tournament, of course)
Santa Clara only down 1 at the under 4 timeout at St. Mary's
This game is going to ruin my Saturday. I fucking hate St. Mary's and the fact that this garbage team is going to be considered a lock because they beat fucking Creighton and BYU. Just completely awful
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
I know the Big South went to a new format for this season and I still have yet to figure out how it works.
For lower leagues, I think it's a good thing. Give your best team a better chance of winning the tournament bid which gives the conference a better chance for an upset in the tournament.
Yesterday was a good day for us. As of now Lunardi has us as the sixth team out, up two spots from the other day. A win on Wednesday will go a longgggg way. Cant believe we are still in this.
As of Friday night Jerry Palm's Last 4 In and First 4 Out were Wichita, ISU, Nova, KY, Baylor, Miss, Charlotte, UVA. That group has a chance to go 0-8.
holy shit this is such a tease
anyways this is the general thread so i should probably shut up now
This post was edited by JDawgBBall9 13 months ago
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Really need Nova to lose these last two @Pitt and home against Georgetown. With wins over Cuse, Louisville, Marquette and @UConn another profile win would put them solidly in.
Honestly, I feel like Villanova has a stronger profile than nearly every bubble team even if they lose these next 2, but it'll be interesting to see how the committee handles a team that's probably 18-14 or something heading into the tournament.
Pitt looks awful without Adams
nova getting ALL the calls
Nova has quite a few good wins. Would not be surprised to see them get in barring losing the next 2 + first round Big East tourney. What kinda crappy losses do they have?
Columbia at home and seton hall on the road
Columbia, Seton Hall, swept by Providence (which doesn't look that bad anymore). I think Nova gets in unless they lose these last two and in their tourney opener.
This post was edited by hgoodman 13 months ago
Trying to put together a full bubble preview...agree that Nova is likely in. The only thing is that 14 losses is an ugly number, especially with some bad ones, but still.
Good ending to Nova Pitt game, lets hope pitt pulls it out
I think it's kind of unrespectful- Ovie
Karl Hess is just atrocious. Hopefully Pitt pulls this one out here.
Big result there. Nova now very vulnerable entering the conference tournaments if they lose to Georgetown.
Lets say a loss to Georgetown, a win over turd/average first round opponent, loss in the second round.
They would have an RPI in the high 50's, resume wins of Lousiville, Syracuse, Marquette, @UConn. A scenario where we win our next two would line us up fairly equally in terms of wins (Duke, UNC, NCST, @UVA). Their bad losses are Columbia and @Seton Hall, worse than @BC and @GT. They got swept by Providence we got swept by FSU. Looks like more or less a pick'em between our profiles there.
They have an OOC SOS of 136, ours is 307.
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They won't get a turd/average first round opponent. It'll be someone tough. Only 14 teams in the BE tournament this year, so someone like Providence or Cincy is probably their first opponent. That's a game they can absolutely lose.
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