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Author Topic: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology  (Read 75790 times)

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #550 on: March 12, 2024, 08:36:35 PM »
If you look at cracked sidewalks projected 6/7/10/11 seeds most of them are closer to Omaha than Indy. Granted, many are still very far away- coming from the west coast etc- but still closer to Omaha than Indy.

As I said it’s mainly Mich st and Sconnie that are the concerns in Indy with Kentucky and Illinois falling into seed lines that won’t see Marquette in the first 2 rds.

Sconnie would be a wash because that could be an issue in Omaha too. MSU is really the main disaster scenario in Indy.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #551 on: March 12, 2024, 08:44:24 PM »
We have the advantage over Iowa State. They had an absolute trash non-conference schedule.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #552 on: March 12, 2024, 08:53:24 PM »
I don’t want Mich St in the tournament..

No thanks

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #553 on: March 12, 2024, 09:51:05 PM »
I don’t want Mich St in the tournament..

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #554 on: March 13, 2024, 06:33:18 AM »
I don’t want Mich St in the tournament..

No thanks

Chances are, a bunch of their players will get arrested before the tournament anyway
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #555 on: March 13, 2024, 07:49:08 AM »
I don’t want Mich St in the tournament..

No thanks

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #556 on: March 13, 2024, 08:06:41 AM »
Sultan,

Agree 100%

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #557 on: March 13, 2024, 08:08:22 AM »
Move the game to Breslin as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #558 on: March 13, 2024, 08:18:40 AM »
There is one team that I don't think MU can beat on a neutral floor.    Look who MU has beaten.   Look how close MU came against Purdue.   So, if TKo comes back and Kam/Oso stay hot, I only fear UConn on a neutral floor.  Everybody else...MU may not win, but I am not afraid of them.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #559 on: March 13, 2024, 08:21:51 AM »
Chances are, a bunch of their players will get arrested before the tournament anyway
I'd be more concerned about the players who get out on work release before the NCAA. ;D

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #560 on: March 13, 2024, 09:55:33 AM »
There is one team that I don't think MU can beat on a neutral floor.    Look who MU has beaten.   Look how close MU came against Purdue.   So, if TKo comes back and Kam/Oso stay hot, I only fear UConn on a neutral floor.  Everybody else...MU may not win, but I am not afraid of them.

Yep.

And I'm not even "afraid" of UConn. If we play them, it wouldn't be until the Final Four. And if we're playing well enough to have made the Final Four, I won't be "afraid" to play them.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #561 on: March 13, 2024, 10:00:55 AM »
I'm less afraid of UConn than Houston. UConn still wants to play basketball. Houston wants to wrestle.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #562 on: March 13, 2024, 10:52:08 AM »
I'm less afraid of UConn than Houston. UConn still wants to play basketball. Houston wants to wrestle.
I agree with this. It’s the devil you know vs the devil you don’t. Houston feels like a champion pedigree team to me.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #563 on: March 13, 2024, 11:23:18 AM »
I'm less afraid of UConn than Houston. UConn still wants to play basketball. Houston wants to wrestle.

They may want to wrestle, but if the refs are calling it tight, will they be able to?

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #564 on: March 13, 2024, 02:56:34 PM »
In another thread (I think), there was a brief discussion of NCAAT officiating and Big East teams. I don't know about other BEast teams, but IMHO Marquette will benefit from tighter-called games if that's what we see in the NCAA. If Kolek gets even a third of the calls when he's clearly bumped/pushed during drives - calls he just about never got in BEast games - it will help us a lot.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #565 on: March 13, 2024, 03:06:37 PM »
In another thread (I think), there was a brief discussion of NCAAT officiating and Big East teams. I don't know about other BEast teams, but IMHO Marquette will benefit from tighter-called games if that's what we see in the NCAA. If Kolek gets even a third of the calls when he's clearly bumped/pushed during drives - calls he just about never got in BEast games - it will help us a lot.

I'm not so sure.  At this point, Marquette is very accustomed to playing physical games.  We already have a short bench of three... If a game gets called tight, I could see us in a heap of trouble because we won't be able to play defense the way we have been.  Aggressively.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #566 on: March 13, 2024, 04:28:52 PM »
A lot of games, Marquette starts off as the less physical team.  Think of some of the double digit deficits, like St. John's at home.  Then, Marquette sees how the game is being called, adjusts their physicality, and comes back to win.

I don't think Marquette will have any trouble adjusting to a less physical game because that's best for our style. 

Someone like Seton Hall, however, will really struggle since they rely upon their physicality.  I think that explains why Seton Hall went 13-7 in BE but only 1-4 against high majors in non-conference play.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #567 on: March 13, 2024, 04:58:37 PM »
I'm not so sure.  At this point, Marquette is very accustomed to playing physical games.  We already have a short bench of three... If a game gets called tight, I could see us in a heap of trouble because we won't be able to play defense the way we have been.  Aggressively.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #568 on: March 13, 2024, 05:12:34 PM »
There is one team that I don't think MU can beat on a neutral floor.    Look who MU has beaten.   Look how close MU came against Purdue.   So, if TKo comes back and Kam/Oso stay hot, I only fear UConn on a neutral floor.  Everybody else...MU may not win, but I am not afraid of them.

I'm not afraid of UConn. We can definitely beat them, and having prepped for them twice, our team and staff won't be afraid.

Houston is the only team I fear. I think they're the scariest team in the country.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #569 on: March 13, 2024, 05:18:33 PM »
Non Big East officiating as an advantage? It depends.

Refs that call it tight when drivers get hacked or bodied on layups and dunks? Huge advantage

Refs that like to call ticky tack calls 35 feet from the basket? Huge disadvantage
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #570 on: March 13, 2024, 05:24:02 PM »
I'm not afraid of UConn. We can definitely beat them, and having prepped for them twice, our team and staff won't be afraid.

Houston is the only team I fear. I think they're the scariest team in the country.

I know what you mean about Houston - they are physically imposing - but I also think there's a decent chance that they get knocked out in the 16 or 8 rounds due to poor shooting by them and very good shooting by their opponent. It happened last year in a double-digit loss to Miami, and it could happen again.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #571 on: March 14, 2024, 10:56:44 AM »
I know what you mean about Houston - they are physically imposing - but I also think there's a decent chance that they get knocked out in the 16 or 8 rounds due to poor shooting by them and very good shooting by their opponent. It happened last year in a double-digit loss to Miami, and it could happen again.

(He said, hopefully.)

If they run into a team with multiple NBA level shot makers, I agree. But I think their offense is better than last year, so it'll probably take someone like Kentucky being there.

Wild card is if Colorado is a 12-seed play in that upsets a 5 & 4 before seeing Houston.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #572 on: March 14, 2024, 08:14:17 PM »
Duke and Creighton losing sure doesn’t hurt for our chances of a 2.

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« Reply #573 on: March 14, 2024, 08:28:44 PM »
Right now, Marquette should be big fans of anyone playing against Iowa State, Baylor, and Kentucky. Those are the only teams that could catch us for a 2-seed. And if Kentucky did pass us, they go to Indy.
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« Reply #574 on: March 14, 2024, 11:35:05 PM »
Duke and Creighton losing sure doesn’t hurt for our chances of a 2.

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