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NCAA 1st weekend location
« on: January 28, 2024, 08:15:18 AM »
Lots of putting cart ahead of horse - but if we're a protected seed is Indy the most likely/only feasible location for our first round game? 5 hrs from MKE. Pitt and Omaha next closest at 8 hrs. Or is it just a fool's errand to try and speculate at this point?
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2024, 02:46:01 PM »
Lots of putting cart ahead of horse - but if we're a protected seed is Indy the most likely/only feasible location for our first round game? 5 hrs from MKE. Pitt and Omaha next closest at 8 hrs. Or is it just a fool's errand to try and speculate at this point?

Yes, too early to speculate. It all depends on what protected seeds are above MU.

For example, if Purdue and Wisconsin are higher seeded they would take the Indy spots. 

If MU were to be a 4 seed, they might be stuck with whatever is left after the other teams are placed.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2024, 02:55:06 PM »
Indy is the closest site.  Purdue will be one protected seed there.  Right now, Wisconsin would be the second protected seed.  That's who MU needs to pass.

Omaha is 2nd closest site.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2024, 03:11:02 PM »
Memphis is slightly closer than Pittsburgh by like 15mi.
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2024, 04:04:07 PM »
I think we can and will get a protected seed and get to play closer to Milwaukee, but if not I'm obviously rooting for Charlotte.
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2024, 04:27:26 PM »
Omaha works better for me, so let’s do that
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2024, 04:54:00 PM »
I think we can and will get a protected seed and get to play closer to Milwaukee, but if not I'm obviously rooting for Charlotte.

UNC and Tennessee are likely to get the Charlotte assignments.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2024, 05:03:45 PM »
UNC and Tennessee are likely to get the Charlotte assignments.

Well, a major reason why I don't want Charlotte is that we'd probably only be assigned there if we weren't a top-4 seed.
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2024, 05:04:30 PM »
Well, a major reason why I don't want Charlotte is that we'd probably only be assigned there if we weren't a top-4 seed.

Weren't we out there as a three seed in 2013?
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2024, 05:08:44 PM »
Weren't we out there as a three seed in 2013?

No sir. Lexington first two rounds; DC next two rounds.
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2024, 05:09:12 PM »
No sir. Lexington first two rounds; DC next two rounds.

Oh I though Lexington was 2012
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2024, 06:44:59 PM »
Right now we'd be going to Omaha. Our top choice is Indy, but we'd have to get ahead of Bucky to go there.
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2024, 06:49:39 PM »
Right now we'd be going to Omaha. Our top choice is Indy, but we'd have to get ahead of Bucky to go there.

Will we? Get ahead of Bucky?

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2024, 07:15:21 PM »
Will we? Get ahead of Bucky?

With their soft-ass schedule I doubt it.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2024, 10:43:26 PM »
Will we? Get ahead of Bucky?

At the moment, I have them at 7 and us at 8. Probably comes down to how we perform in our remaining big three games (Marquette: @UConn, @Creighton, UConn / Wisconsin: Purdue, Illinois, @ Purdue). The combination of winning those games, not slipping up against the middle to bottom of the leagues, and winning a league and/or conference tourney title will determine it.

In short...no idea.
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2024, 11:05:37 PM »
At the moment, I have them at 7 and us at 8. Probably comes down to how we perform in our remaining big three games (Marquette: @UConn, @Creighton, UConn / Wisconsin: Purdue, Illinois, @ Purdue). The combination of winning those games, not slipping up against the middle to bottom of the leagues, and winning a league and/or conference tourney title will determine it.

In short...no idea.

Really would love Indy. Had an absolute blast there when I went for a long weekend to see the game @Butler last season for a birthday trip. Found some great places to dine while I was there and wouldn't mind revisting a few of them that week. Make it so, brew  ;D
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2024, 11:09:26 PM »
Give me wherever we aren’t playing a lower seed whose fans take up 90% of the building.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2024, 11:31:08 PM »
Oh I though Lexington was 2012
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2024, 12:57:47 AM »
If we're in Omaha does that mean creighton isn't? (Assuming they're protected)? What is we're a 2 and they're a 4?
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2024, 07:02:56 AM »
If we're in Omaha does that mean creighton isn't? (Assuming they're protected)? What is we're a 2 and they're a 4?

Creighton can't play at home. 

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2024, 07:40:47 AM »
Really would love Indy. Had an absolute blast there when I went for a long weekend to see the game @Butler last season for a birthday trip. Found some great places to dine while I was there and wouldn't mind revisting a few of them that week. Make it so, brew  ;D

Side trip idea...total eclipse early April passing right near Indy. Clouds likely but if you like the city, have a good extended weekend anyway. Watch MU play in the final 4 at a nice place, etc...😁

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2024, 07:51:09 AM »
Creighton can't play at home.

This is correct. Creighton's top-3 locations are Indianapolis, Memphis, and Pittsburgh because they cannot play while hosting, just like Marquette could not play at Fiserv if we hosted.
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2024, 08:44:09 AM »
So Brew - as long as we stay ahead of Bucky and don't collapse, are we pretty much assured 1st weekend in Indy? Are there any other location stealers out there among the top 16?
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2024, 08:45:08 AM »
Aren't Illinois and Wisconsin the only teams in our range that would be a threat to taking Indy?  Stay ahead of them and it's ours no?

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2024, 09:06:14 AM »
Aren't Illinois and Wisconsin the only teams in our range that would be a threat to taking Indy?  Stay ahead of them and it's ours no?

Looking at seed lists the only other schools that even remotely make sense for Indy are Kentucky (not going to be seeded high enough), Dayton (they'd probably have to win out and get a lot of help), and maybe Tennessee (but there are other closer locations for them).

So yeah, its Illinois and Wisconsin. 

 

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