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21 hours ago, HS_Coach_C said:

I think most of us realize Nebraska's chances are basically gone.  However, it's still interesting to see how the conference tournaments are going, so here's a quick rundown of where they stand:


Tournament Championship

EARNED AUTOMATIC BID (12)  -  20 Conference Tournaments Remain To Be Completed

Should Earn At-Large Bid (33)

On the Bubble (27)



ACC: Saturday (Virginia, Duke, Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Miami, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Louisville, Syracuse, Notre Dame)

Big 12: Saturday (Kansas, West Virginia, Texas Tech, TCU, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas)

Big East: Saturday (Xavier, Villanova, Creighton, Seton Hall, Butler, Providence, Marquette)

Big Ten: MICHIGAN (Michigan State, Purdue, Ohio State, Nebraska, Penn State)

Pac-12: Saturday (Arizona, USC, UCLA, Utah, WashingtonArizona State)

SEC: Sunday (Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi State)


Other conferences with possible At-Large teams:

America East: Saturday (Vermont)

American: Sunday (Cincinnati, Wichita State, Houston)

Atlantic 10: Sunday (Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure)

Conference USA: Saturday (Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky)

Missouri Valley: LOYOLA-CHICAGO

Mountain West: Saturday (Nevada, Boise State)


Sun Belt: Sunday (Louisiana)

West Coast: GONZAGA (St. Mary's)

WAC: Saturday (New Mexico State)


Conferences with only 1 bid no matter what:

Atlantic Sun: LIPSCOMB

Big Sky: Saturday

Big South: RADFORD

Big West: Saturday



Ivy: Sunday

Metro Atlantic: IONA

MAC: Saturday

MEAC: Saturday



Patriot: Wednesday


Southland: Saturday

Southwestern: Saturday


Best Case Scenario for Bubble Teams: All Conferences with an At-Large Lock win the tournament

That would mean 32 auto-bids + 24 At-Large Locks = 56 Spots taken in the field

Assuming teams on the bubble win conferences that don't have any locks, that leaves 24 Bubble Teams

That would leave 12 At-Large Spots for the 24 Remaining Bubble Teams


The Pecking Order for the remaining Bubble Teams is probably something like this:

1. Butler

2. St. Bonaventure

3. Oklahoma

4. Arizona State

5. Kansas State

6. St. Mary's

7. Baylor

8. Providence

9. USC

10. Texas

11. UCLA

12. Louisville                                 

13. Alabama

14. Marquette

15. Syracuse

16. Nebraska

17. Oklahoma State

18. Mississippi State

19. Washington

20. Notre Dame

21. Utah

22. Penn State

23. Western Kentucky

24. Boise State



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6 minutes ago, Mavric said:



Summary for conference tournaments - Root for:


Virginia Tech over Notre Dame today

Vermont on Saturday

UCF Over Houston, but Wichita State or Cincinnati to win the AAC

Rhode Island to win the A-10 and St. Bonaventure to lose early

Marquette to lose early

Middle Tennessee to win Conference USA

Nevada to win the Mountain West

Arizona to win the PAC-12 and Utah to lose early

Louisiana to win the Sun Belt

ESPN to fall flat on their face for projecting most of their media partner leagues (Big 12 & SEC) into the tournament


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2 hours ago, HS_Coach_C said:

On Oklahoma's RPI page, ESPN has the game clearly listed as an away game, not neutral site.


ESPN = fake news ? :confucius


dunno, just where i got the schedule from pulls their info from the wichita st athletic dept. so i guess they either copied wrong or wichita st had no idea where they were playing. and given the way they played, i'll go with that.

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Just now, GSG said:

You were saying ;)


Dude from NC State went full Chris Webber!

They blew a 12-point lead in less than 2 minutes, they weren't exactly playing great basketball.


They recovered and pulled it out, largely because of NC State mistakes. 

Good for Nebraska and other bubble teams.  I'm still not convinced NC State gets left out.

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26 minutes ago, HS_Coach_C said:

The Puffaloes beat Arizona State.  That helps the other bubble teams as well.


AZ State has some great non con wins, but they were pretty bad in conference.

Arizona State is the exact opposite compared to Nebraska.  ASU had some big non-conference wins (including over Kansas, Xavier, and Kansas State), but as you mentioned they finished 9th in the PAC-12, which is just ahead of the Big Ten in RPI conference rankings.

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