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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #300 on: February 06, 2023, 09:46:16 PM »
With the loss to St. Mary's, Gonzaga dropped below us on the bracketmatrix, putting us as the second highest 4-seed. Going to be hard to jump higher without winning 3 of the next 4. The two teams right above us have 7 Q1 wins apiece.
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #301 on: February 06, 2023, 10:23:25 PM »
I just think his head will explode if they get left out again.  They still have yet to face Tenn or Alabama, though, and have games remaining against Auburn and Mizzou, so I'm thinking the bracketologists are (wisely) extrapolating 3-4 more losses before the end of the season.  Even still, he'll throw a fit.
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #302 on: February 06, 2023, 10:54:57 PM »
If he misses the tournament again, he should be fired.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #303 on: February 07, 2023, 08:04:50 AM »
Today Joe Lunardi ESPN have Marquette as a #3 Seed playing #14 Seed Akron in Columbus in the Las Vegas Regional with the #6 Seed being Miami

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #304 on: February 07, 2023, 08:24:26 AM »
MU v Akron ?  Yes please

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #305 on: February 07, 2023, 08:27:14 AM »
Uh oh - Bucky is down to the fifth team out - extend Gard!

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #306 on: February 07, 2023, 10:38:15 AM »
Today Joe Lunardi ESPN have Marquette as a #3 Seed playing #14 Seed Akron in Columbus in the Las Vegas Regional with the #6 Seed being Miami

Fine with me, but unfortunate in one respect. You work hard all season to earn a #3 seed and you'd like to reap the benefits of that "protected seed" ( i.e. playing closer to home than Columbus, Ohio) . I mean #14 Akron has to travel about 100 miles and they could fill that Arena in Columbus.

On the other hand, there 's a first weekend site in Des Moines which hosts #3, Iowa State.


I know this is all conjecture on Lunardi's part, and it probably won't turn out that way. Nonetheless, like to get a little extra reward for that good seed. Oh well.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #307 on: February 07, 2023, 10:47:17 AM »
Fine with me, but unfortunate in one respect. You work hard all season to earn a #3 seed and you'd like to reap the benefits of that "protected seed" ( i.e. playing closer to home than Columbus, Ohio) . I mean #14 Akron has to travel about 100 miles and they could fill that Arena in Columbus.

On the other hand, there 's a first weekend site in Des Moines which hosts #3, Iowa State.


I know this is all conjecture on Lunardi's part, and it probably won't turn out that way. Nonetheless, like to get a little extra reward for that good seed. Oh well.

Des Moines will be tough to get.  Kansas, Kansas State, and Iowa State are all competing for that site.  Marquette needs to finish ahead two of those teams on the S-curve.

Columbus is Marquette's second closest opening round site.  Chicago is about halfway between Columbus and Des Moines, so fan turnout shouldn't be a problem.  Purdue is a lock for Columbus.  Xavier is probably the main competition for the other protected seed there.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #308 on: February 07, 2023, 10:52:27 AM »
Fine with me, but unfortunate in one respect. You work hard all season to earn a #3 seed and you'd like to reap the benefits of that "protected seed" ( i.e. playing closer to home than Columbus, Ohio) . I mean #14 Akron has to travel about 100 miles and they could fill that Arena in Columbus.

On the other hand, there 's a first weekend site in Des Moines which hosts #3, Iowa State.


I know this is all conjecture on Lunardi's part, and it probably won't turn out that way. Nonetheless, like to get a little extra reward for that good seed. Oh well.


The closest options are Des Moines and Columbus. Both are an easy drive from Milwaukee.

And Akron averages 2,000 fans for a home game. They aren't filling an arena in Columbus. Marquette would have more fans there.
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #309 on: February 07, 2023, 11:03:56 AM »
Des Moines will be tough to get.  Kansas, Kansas State, and Iowa State are all competing for that site.  Marquette needs to finish ahead two of those teams on the S-curve.

Columbus is Marquette's second closest opening round site.  Chicago is about halfway between Columbus and Des Moines, so fan turnout shouldn't be a problem.  Purdue is a lock for Columbus.  Xavier is probably the main competition for the other protected seed there.

Oddly enough, a 3 in Columbus and sharing with Purdue would be good for us. I have a feeling Purdue fans would root for us (they really like to invade comment sections about marquette and talking about how good we are and how we are a great win for them).
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #310 on: February 09, 2023, 11:47:00 PM »
Joe Lunardi ESPN’s latest tweet today has Marquette as the Top Four Seed.

https://twitter.com/espnlunardi/status/1623824061930299394?s=46&t=yLmzdtDHmQJzvZF8Lp8WuA

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #311 on: February 10, 2023, 07:35:54 AM »
Oddly enough, a 3 in Columbus and sharing with Purdue would be good for us. I have a feeling Purdue fans would root for us (they really like to invade comment sections about marquette and talking about how good we are and how we are a great win for them).

Purdue's guards will not want to see a quick team that can press in the tournament.  Obviously there is no real answer for Edey.  I'd be inclined to vary the doubles with him but almost accept he's going to get 25 and not let their auxiliary players go off. 

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #312 on: February 10, 2023, 07:41:57 AM »
Joe Lunardi ESPN’s latest tweet today has Marquette as the Top Four Seed.

https://twitter.com/espnlunardi/status/1623824061930299394?s=46&t=yLmzdtDHmQJzvZF8Lp8WuA

MU is immediately followed by X and UConn as 4 seeds in this bracket. Madison is one of the first 4 out.
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #313 on: February 10, 2023, 12:16:28 PM »
Multiple people have Marquette as a 4 playing 13 VCU as of this morning.

That would be a matchup the NCAA would absolutely love.  The Shaka Bowl in round 1.
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #314 on: February 10, 2023, 01:49:33 PM »
MU v Akron ?  Yes please
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #315 on: February 10, 2023, 03:18:30 PM »
Joe Lunardi ESPN today has Marquette as a #4 Seed playing #13 Seed Utah Valley State in Albany with #5 Seed Saint Mary’s playing #12 Seed VCU
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #316 on: February 10, 2023, 03:22:19 PM »
I think we end up a 5 seed. As much as I want us to be a 4 seed. I think there is just potential for teams behind us to jump us. And potential for us to not improve our resume at this point.

A win at home v X and then hold serve in games we are favorited in just isn’t enough to move us up and don’t think it does much for us to stay still. Obviously brew would know more but just my inkling.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #317 on: February 10, 2023, 03:25:41 PM »
I think we end up a 5 seed. As much as I want us to be a 4 seed. I think there is just potential for teams behind us to jump us. And potential for us to not improve our resume at this point.

A win at home v X and then hold serve in games we are favorited in just isn’t enough to move us up and don’t think it does much for us to stay still. Obviously brew would know more but just my inkling.

My perception is that there is a pretty decent size gap on the S-Curve between the 4 seeds and the 5 seeds. Maybe others would disagree, but I think there is a pretty clear top 16 at the moment and a bit of mess behind them. I think it would take a pretty bad finish for us to fall into 5-seed territory.
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #318 on: February 10, 2023, 03:56:15 PM »
I think it would take a pretty bad finish for us to fall into 5-seed territory.

So, Knower, what you're saying is that we end up a 7 seed, right?
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #319 on: February 10, 2023, 04:05:08 PM »
T Rank futurecast projects a 5 seed if MU goes 3-3, a 4 seed at 4-2, and a 3 seed at 5-1/6-0.

The wins against Baylor, UConn, and Creighton are aging well.  That's three top 15 wins (Q1A home).  Marquette has a strong resume already.


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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #320 on: February 10, 2023, 04:59:39 PM »
I think we end up a 5 seed. As much as I want us to be a 4 seed. I think there is just potential for teams behind us to jump us. And potential for us to not improve our resume at this point.

A win at home v X and then hold serve in games we are favorited in just isn’t enough to move us up and don’t think it does much for us to stay still. Obviously brew would know more but just my inkling.

Miami and St. Mary's have limited opportunities the rest of the way as well.

Goes 5-2 with a win against Xavier or Creighton and I think a 4 is safe by a decent margin.

No losses outside of Q1 and Q2 as of now.
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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #321 on: February 10, 2023, 05:09:36 PM »
My perception is that there is a pretty decent size gap on the S-Curve between the 4 seeds and the 5 seeds. Maybe others would disagree, but I think there is a pretty clear top 16 at the moment and a bit of mess behind them. I think it would take a pretty bad finish for us to fall into 5-seed territory.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #322 on: February 10, 2023, 05:10:38 PM »
Miami and St. Mary's have limited opportunities the rest of the way as well.

Goes 5-2 with a win against Xavier or Creighton and I think a 4 is safe by a decent margin.

No losses outside of Q1 and Q2 as of now.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #323 on: February 10, 2023, 05:10:56 PM »
T Rank futurecast projects a 5 seed if MU goes 3-3, a 4 seed at 4-2, and a 3 seed at 5-1/6-0.

The wins against Baylor, UConn, and Creighton are aging well.  That's three top 15 wins (Q1A home).  Marquette has a strong resume already.

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Re: Bracketology Thread 2023
« Reply #324 on: February 11, 2023, 02:35:55 PM »