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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #425 on: February 21, 2024, 12:12:21 PM »
Greenville got the site late after a political correctness reassignment which actually screwed Duke more. But the MU game was 90% Gamecocks. There was something with Davidson's low seed too in Lexington where they got a 14.

As to the location assignments, this is why I stress the importance of winning games in conference and BET. It makes it hard for the selection committee to put MU into a worse location, especially with Kansas and the B1G champion always getting our preferred geography.

The NCAA considers the Big East east (remembering MU was the first BET champion west of Pittsburgh).
Greenville got the site late after a political correctness reassignment which actually screwed Duke more. But the MU game was 90% Gamecocks. There was something with Davidson's low seed too in Lexington where they got a 14.

As to the location assignments, this is why I stress the importance of winning games in conference and BET. It makes it hard for the selection committee to put MU into a worse location, especially with Kansas and the B1G champion always getting our preferred geography.

The NCAA considers the Big East east (remembering MU was the first BET champion west of Pittsburgh).

I was wondering if this is why Lunardi was placing us in Pittsburgh instead of Omaha.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #426 on: February 21, 2024, 12:17:56 PM »
Greenville got the site late after a political correctness reassignment which actually screwed Duke more. But the MU game was 90% Gamecocks. There was something with Davidson's low seed too in Lexington where they got a 14.

As to the location assignments, this is why I stress the importance of winning games in conference and BET. It makes it hard for the selection committee to put MU into a worse location, especially with Kansas and the B1G champion always getting our preferred geography.

The NCAA considers the Big East east (remembering MU was the first BET champion west of Pittsburgh).


What do you mean "considers the Big East east?" I didn't think conference affiliation had anything to do with placement any longer.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #427 on: February 21, 2024, 12:36:34 PM »
I mean, complaining about BYU and playing Washington in San Jose? Or Utah State anywhere?

I agree you should be able to handle Utah State anywhere but I just would like to note that Utah State crowd was the most hostile crowd I've ever seen in person at a Marquette game. 

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #428 on: February 21, 2024, 12:39:06 PM »
I agree you should be able to handle Utah State anywhere but I just would like to note that Utah State crowd was the most hostile crowd I've ever seen in person at a Marquette game. 

Well, The Legend was coaching that game.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #429 on: February 21, 2024, 07:00:34 PM »
The committee hates MU, like Muggs said let's get rid of them. Introduce them to darkness.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #430 on: February 22, 2024, 03:18:19 PM »
I agree you should be able to handle Utah State anywhere but I just would like to note that Utah State crowd was the most hostile crowd I've ever seen in person at a Marquette game.

Agree was at that Big Dance NCAA Marquette Utah State game in Boise

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #431 on: February 23, 2024, 12:45:20 AM »
Joe Lunardi ESPN on Thursday February 22nd had Marquette as #7 on his S Curve and a #2 Seed in the Midwest Region

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #432 on: February 23, 2024, 10:14:26 AM »
ESPN Bracketology Updated Friday February 23rd by Joe Lunardi. Marquette is listed as a Pod 2 Seed playing 15 Seed Morehead State in Indianapolis. With the winner playing the winner of 7 Seed Washington State and 10 Seed Northwestern In the Midwest Detroit Region.

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« Reply #433 on: February 23, 2024, 10:55:33 AM »
ESPN Bracketology Updated Friday February 23rd by Joe Lunardi. Marquette is listed as a Pod 2 Seed playing 15 Seed Morehead State in Indianapolis. With the winner playing the winner of 7 Seed Washington State and 10 Seed Northwestern In the Midwest Detroit Region.

I take these worth a grain of salt. 7 seed Washington state after beating Arizona on the road. Sure

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #434 on: February 23, 2024, 12:58:58 PM »
Great, another Big 10 matchup in round 2? The committee hates us and knows Shaka can’t beat Big 10 teams (except Illinois)

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #435 on: February 23, 2024, 04:45:35 PM »
Pretty solid 2 at present.  With 5 left + BET, can we sneak onto the 1 line?   Win out and BET final appearance?

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« Reply #436 on: February 23, 2024, 04:57:19 PM »
Pretty solid 2 at present.  With 5 left + BET, can we sneak onto the 1 line?   Win out and BET final appearance?

Would be a very good chance of a 1.  But I don't see that happening.  I think we likely lose at least 2 more games (including the BET) and wind up with a 2 seed.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #437 on: February 23, 2024, 05:42:49 PM »
Pretty solid 2 at present.  With 5 left + BET, can we sneak onto the 1 line?   Win out and BET final appearance?

I don't think that would do it. We need a conference title to get there. Whether that means sharing with UConn (beat them at home and get some help) or winning the Big East Tourney.

With Arizona's loss, while they might still be on the 1-line now, I suspect they will get passed by UNC or Tennessee. Marquette could also get there, but I think it will take hardware. Our metrics alone aren't good enough and the Selection Committee has indicated the past two years they really reward conference champs more than their guidelines indicate.
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« Reply #438 on: Today at 05:20:36 AM »
Could a 9-11 OSU team likely steal a spot from one of our BE Bubble Boys? Or how far would they have to go in the BTT? Not in many brackets now or even bubble watches, but 3Q1A wins and NET in the 50s would probably end up being a pretty comparable resume to Prov or or SH.
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« Reply #439 on: Today at 09:15:12 AM »
I don't think that would do it. We need a conference title to get there. Whether that means sharing with UConn (beat them at home and get some help) or winning the Big East Tourney.

With Arizona's loss, while they might still be on the 1-line now, I suspect they will get passed by UNC or Tennessee. Marquette could also get there, but I think it will take hardware. Our metrics alone aren't good enough and the Selection Committee has indicated the past two years they really reward conference champs more than their guidelines indicate.

I think the top seeds got "hardware" because usually the 4 top teams in the country are the best teams in their country.  I find it hard to believe the Selection Committee saw Houston's winning the AAC or Gonzaga's winning the WCC as a big point of emphasis.

If Duke wins the ACC and someone other than UNC wins the conference tournament, WSU wins the Pac 12 regular season and someone other than AZ wins the tournament, Bama wins the SEC and someone other than TN wins the tournament, and Purdue, Houston, and UCONN all win their conference regular season and tournament titles, I don't think you're going to see one of WSU, Bama, Duke, or some mid major conference winner getting a 1 seed.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
« Reply #440 on: Today at 12:09:09 PM »
ESPN Bracketology Updated Tuesday February 27th by Joe Lunardi. Marquette is listed as a Pod 2 Seed playing 15 Seed Sam Houston in Indianapolis. With the winner playing the winner of 7 Seed Texas Tech and 10 Seed Nevada In the Midwest Detroit Region.

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« Reply #441 on: Today at 12:40:21 PM »
Could a 9-11 OSU team likely steal a spot from one of our BE Bubble Boys? Or how far would they have to go in the BTT? Not in many brackets now or even bubble watches, but 3Q1A wins and NET in the 50s would probably end up being a pretty comparable resume to Prov or or SH.

Seton Hall is 11-5 in a better conference.

 

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