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losing to a very good usc team in the tournament by 4 i think is not that bad,considering usc went to the confrence tournament and Stanford was up by 11 and had a great chance to win.

But they didn't. So they aren't dancing. Teams that can actually finish games stand a better chance of going to the NCAAs than 18 win teams that can't.

Enjoy the NIT home game. I'll enjoy Bradley's run. (hey...I like their chances against a Big East team).

You DO realize that he's talking about Stanford, AND that they ARE IN the tournament, even ranked as high as 11.

Oh they are....damn...ignore all that. (shows you how far they're going in my bracket BTW).

Maybe if his initial post was actually coherent, I might have caught up on what he was saying.

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Drexel was 1-5 against the top 3 teams in it's own conference. That's reason enough to keep them out.

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How can anybody argue for Air Force? They lost their last four games, including a first round tournament exit to a team with an RPI of 121. They haven't beaten anyone good since, like, January.

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How can anybody argue for Air Force? They lost their last four games, including a first round tournament exit to a team with an RPI of 121. They haven't beaten anyone good since, like, January.

Gotta support the troops, you know.

Sigh. I'm mostly pissed Syracuse, for some reason, isn't in.

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I see that, but the team completely disproved that they're one of the 65 best in the latter half of the season. However, I do cheer for Air Force (more than any of the other in-state teams) and I think that what BzDelik has done there has been impressive.

I wouldn't mind seeing 3 more play-in games, though. That'd at least give three more teams a chance.

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I'm shocked (for no other reason than I wanted to root against them) that Washington didn't get an NIT bid. Is that weird to anyone else?

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I'm shocked (for no other reason than I wanted to root against them) that Washington didn't get an NIT bid. Is that weird to anyone else?

Yes, it is weird. UW ended up with 19 wins and they're a big name. That's normally well more than enough for an NIT bid. I just don't get it. With SU out of the tourney and UW not doing anything at all, I'm a two-time loser.

And just to clarify, I don't actually think there was any pro-military bias putting Air Force in the tournament. The committee always makes terrible decisions. This one is no different. Did they do something similarly stupid last year too? I mean, with Air Force?

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I'm shocked (for no other reason than I wanted to root against them) that Washington didn't get an NIT bid. Is that weird to anyone else?

Yes, it is weird. UW ended up with 19 wins and they're a big name. That's normally well more than enough for an NIT bid. I just don't get it. With SU out of the tourney and UW not doing anything at all, I'm a two-time loser.

And just to clarify, I don't actually think there was any pro-military bias putting Air Force in the tournament. The committee always makes terrible decisions. This one is no different. Did they do something similarly stupid last year too? I mean, with Air Force?

I'm not sure it's a stupid decision with Air Force, and trust me, I was pulling for 'em all year. They didn't beat a team with a winning conference record since, like, January, or something like that. They were impressive early in the year, destroying Wake Forest, Texas Tech, Stanford, and beating George Washington and UNLV -- but they were very unimpressive in conference play... and ask Clemson... it's how you finish.

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Even though im happy to see it, I am a bit suprised to see that Nevada dropped all the way to a 7 seed, yet NMSU only was awarded a 13 seed. But honestly, I feel that if we can find a way to get past Memphis, we may be able to win the brackett. But thats a HUGE if, and we also have to find a way to accually finish teams off.

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Even though im happy to see it, I am a bit suprised to see that Nevada dropped all the way to a 7 seed, yet NMSU only was awarded a 13 seed. But honestly, I feel that if we can find a way to get past Memphis, we may be able to win the brackett. But thats a HUGE if, and we also have to find a way to accually finish teams off.

I don't know if I'd go that far. If Nevada can beat Creighton and Memphis they get, most likely, Texas A&M or Louisville. And if they win that game, they're looking at the possibility of Ohio State. That's three really tough games in a row. That said, I wouldn't mind seeing it. I got to watch Nick Fazekas play when he was in High School so I do cheer for him and Nevada.

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Even though im happy to see it, I am a bit suprised to see that Nevada dropped all the way to a 7 seed, yet NMSU only was awarded a 13 seed. But honestly, I feel that if we can find a way to get past Memphis, we may be able to win the brackett. But thats a HUGE if, and we also have to find a way to accually finish teams off.

I don't know if I'd go that far. If Nevada can beat Creighton and Memphis they get, most likely, Texas A&M or Louisville. And if they win that game, they're looking at the possibility of Ohio State. That's three really tough games in a row. That said, I wouldn't mind seeing it. I got to watch Nick Fazekas play when he was in High School so I do cheer for him and Nevada.

Yeah its a bit homeristic, but I think that A&M is a team we can beat. I dont thik Ohio State can hold up as long as many think they can. Theyve shown their weaknesses this season.

But I would LOVE to see a Nevada-Louisville game. Lousville Center David Padgett is a former Reno High star who I got to see on several occasions against STHS. Half the people around here love the guy while the other half hate him for not staying with the home town team.

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I don't know because traditional upsets usually end on a final shot...

If you play A&M and there's a final shot to win... chances are Acie Law IV took it and that it went in. ^_^

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Really, everybody (except for the Ivy League) is already in the tournament - the conference tournaments are really the de facto early rounds of the tournament, with "Selection Sunday" just a way of giving 34 teams a do-over.

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Really, everybody (except for the Ivy League) is already in the tournament - the conference tournaments are really the de facto early rounds of the tournament, with "Selection Sunday" just a way of giving 34 teams a do-over.

Excellent point, one I've been trying to make to my friends for years. The at-large bids are really for great teams that suffered a bad beat in their conference tournaments, or other teams that the committee feels should be in for whatever reason. It is more "good fortune" for the bubble-teams that make it, as opposed to being "snubbed" for the teams that didn't. Someone can have good luck without someone else having bad luck.

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I'm shocked (for no other reason than I wanted to root against them) that Washington didn't get an NIT bid. Is that weird to anyone else?

Isn't it possible that a team can decline a NIT invite?

I seem to recall Georgia Tech (or some other school) was so disappointed that they didn't get into the NCAA Tournament one year that they declined the invitation to the NIT.

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It actually has happened a few times If I recall. Usually a major team from a big conference that has lots of TV exposure and plays in the NCAA every year.

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Then again, the NIT has changed it's structure.

The field decreased to 32 from 40, and now has to include the regular season champions of conferences who didn't reach the NCAA Tournament. So it is possible that Washington simply got left out.....

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Oooh I like those changes I think the Reg Season champ should get something in these mid-majors and the NIT is for the Mid Major

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