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  1. America East still has championship game left scheduled for Saturday. Big Sky, Big West, MAAC, MAC, MEAC, Southland, SWAC, Sun Belt and WAC are all in the middle of the tournaments.
  2. Big East is still playing as of now. 1st game already started.
  3. https://bigten.org/news/2020/3/7/2020-big-ten-mens-basketball-tournament-single-session-tickets-on-sale.aspx I found $6 tickets on StubHub for Wednesday. I looked at Ticketmaster and they’re listed as $25, but they have seat assignments with them. StubHub just says general admission next to theirs. I’m thinking Ticketmaster is just putting seat assignments next to theirs for tracking number of possible tickets that can be sold. Might want to call BLF ticket office to confirm. They are offering an all sessions ticket package for $210, so maybe it’s only general admission for everyone else who is only attending on Wednesday.
  4. Yes, they are general admission tickets for Wednesday for $6. No assigned seating and tickets are good for both games.
  5. Well considering we’ve fallen from 6th, to 9th and now to 11th in the past 3 years, a big jump would be back to 6th. Maybe even a winning conference record can be expected.
  6. What about the fact that they’ve gotten two top 15 out of state guys to visit this year? They’ve never had a top 50 ranked out of state commit and now they’re getting visits from these types of players 🤷‍♂️.
  7. Correct. They already have the #1 ranked RB from his class and a similar ranked 4 star. They added two more for this year that are ranked higher then he was last year.
  8. Nope, sidestepped the questions about the end of game officiating saying he hadn’t seen the tape yet.
  9. The same RPI that has Auburn currently 4th? Net they are ranked 28. Sagarin 37 and KenPom 38. Arizona St 21st? 41,45,55 in the other 3. Rhode Island 22nd? 37, 53, 44 respectively in the other 3. Northern Iowa 23rd? 46,67,43 in the other 3. Cincinnati 26th? 54,35,41 in the other 3. Richmond 29th? 49,68,52 in the other 3. USC 30th? 47,71,61 in the other 3. I could keep going if you want 😁.
  10. Well what are each teams offensive and defensive efficiencies? What about their scoring margin? Win/Loss record can be such a misleading stat to use and is only 1 of 5 parts of the NET rankings. If all teams played the same exact schedule than sure it would be very viable. If IU played that non-conference schedule, would we still be 18-9? Let’s say our record is 15-12 playing UTA’s non-conference schedule, do we definitely deserve to get into the tournament over a 18-9 team that didn’t play as difficult schedule? Would those fans be complaining if a 15-12 team was ranked higher in the NET than their 18-9 team? There’s no right answer because there are too many unknown variables when it comes to this. Does the NET make sense from a mathematical perspective? The answer is yes based off how it’s devised. Does it take into affect every possible variable or situational outcome? Obviously no. Do I agree that the net efficiency metric could be improved? Yes, because it’s not weighted based off opponent or venue. Is playing in the Big Ten going to hurt either efficiencies compared to playing in the MAC? I would like to think it would be easier to score and defend playing against MAC teams than Big Ten teams. But obviously there is a trade-off to that. If we are in the MAC, are we getting 5 stars to come play for us? Possibly if you look at the talent Gonzaga brings in, but they are the exception to the rule. So am I going to complain about the NET rankings? Nope because it’s the best system that they’ve come up with yet. Is it “perfect”? Of course not and I would venture to guess somewhere down the line a new system will be developed that is an improvement on this system. But it’s the NCAA, so I’m not putting money on it nor holding my breath.
  11. I’d say UTA had just a little more difficult schedule with Sagarin ratings next to each. One team played 1 top 50 team and a total 3 top 100 teams. The other played 3 top 25 teams and a total of 6 top 100 teams. Little Rock @: Missouri St (119), Illinois St (209), C Arkansas (247), Memphis (52), NC State (41), N Texas (101) H: SW Baptist (NR), St. Francis-NY (320) Alcorn St (338), E Tennessee St (51), Tennessee St (257) UT Arlington @: Nevada (65), Oregon (24), Gonzaga (3), Elon (255), Houston (19) H: TX Dallas (NR), Tulsa (81), Arkansas Tech (NR), N Texas (101), UC Santa Barbara (143) N: Furman (77) Based off Sagarin strength: UALR: 41,51,52,101,119,209,247,257,320,338 UTA: 3,19,24,65,77,81,101,143,255
  12. Absolutely and the reason this is the toughest conference. According to Sagarin through games yesterday, the Big 10 has 8 out of the top 25 rated teams. No other conference has more than 3.
  13. Which is why I’m neutral on CAM. Nothing I’ve seen says he should be fired, but nothing I’ve seen says he should be here as long as he wants. I’m basically Switzerland in a nut shell 😁.
  14. Although I love the optimism, 11-9 won’t be top 3 or 4. Teams 2-5 already have 10 wins each. 11-9 will finish tied for 6th or 7th. 10-10 and we’re looking at in the 8th or 9th range.
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