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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2024, 10:02:44 AM »
So safe to book tickets?
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2024, 10:26:54 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?

As far as Indy, the competition is Wisconsin, Creighton, Illinois, and Dayton, primarily. The Jays are hosting Omaha so they cannot play there.

It's also possible if Omaha fills early (say Kansas and Iowa State get ahead of us) that some B12 teams could be in line for Indy, but I think those ones are the main teams to keep an eye on.
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2024, 01:17:28 PM »
Barring a major late Feb swoon by the Warriors, Wisconsin isnt within striking distance.  Probably more likely to see them in a 2/7 matchup than them stealing our seed.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2024, 01:25:55 PM »
So safe to book tickets?

The commercial that United has been running recently -- including during the Super Bowl -- seems relevant.
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2024, 01:28:35 PM »
Isn’t it a real possibility at this point that MU could be a #1 seed outside of Indy? Or how about overtaking Purdue and claiming the top seed in their home state?

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2024, 01:31:05 PM »
Isn’t it a real possibility at this point that MU could be a #1 seed outside of Indy? Or how about overtaking Purdue and claiming the top seed in their home state?

First weekend sites are no longer tied to specific regionals.  Marquette could be the 1 seed out West and still open in Indy.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2024, 01:32:51 PM »
First weekend sites are no longer tied to specific regionals.  Marquette could be the 1 seed out West and still open in Indy.

Ah that’s right, thank you.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2024, 01:34:20 PM »
Isn’t it a real possibility at this point that MU could be a #1 seed outside of Indy? Or how about overtaking Purdue and claiming the top seed in their home state?

Almost certainly not. The first weekend sites do not correlate to regions. If Marquette gets to the 1-seed line, here's how that would play out:

1) Purdue: Indianapolis pod in Detroit regional
2) UConn: Brooklyn pod in Boston regional
3) Houston: Memphis pod in Dallas regional
4) Marquette: Indianapolis pod in Los Angeles regional

The first weekend, we'll go to the closest available site out of 8, the second weekend we'll go to the closest available site out of 4. There is no connection between where you play the opening weekend and where you play the second weekend. Though it seems highly likely that if anyone other than Arizona gets the last 1-seed, they will likely end up with Arizona as the 2-seed in the West.
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2024, 01:50:18 PM »
Almost certainly not. The first weekend sites do not correlate to regions. If Marquette gets to the 1-seed line, here's how that would play out:

1) Purdue: Indianapolis pod in Detroit regional
2) UConn: Brooklyn pod in Boston regional
3) Houston: Memphis pod in Dallas regional
4) Marquette: Indianapolis pod in Los Angeles regional

The first weekend, we'll go to the closest available site out of 8, the second weekend we'll go to the closest available site out of 4. There is no connection between where you play the opening weekend and where you play the second weekend. Though it seems highly likely that if anyone other than Arizona gets the last 1-seed, they will likely end up with Arizona as the 2-seed in the West.

Great explanation, thank you.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2024, 03:01:18 PM »
I still have problems playing in Indianapolis.

I get that in 2003, we defeated Holy Cross and Missouri in Indianapolis on our way to the Final Four. And, I'm sure there have been other great MU wins over the years in Indianapolis.

But I have nightmares about a certain game in March 1978.

NEVER, EVER, NEVER AGAIN!!!!!

How much Indianapolis had to do with it, I don't know. But, that city has bad vibes!!!!

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« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2024, 06:13:53 PM »
I still have problems playing in Indianapolis.

I get that in 2003, we defeated Holy Cross and Missouri in Indianapolis on our way to the Final Four. And, I'm sure there have been other great MU wins over the years in Indianapolis.

But I have nightmares about a certain game in March 1978.

NEVER, EVER, NEVER AGAIN!!!!!

How much Indianapolis had to do with it, I don't know. But, that city has bad vibes!!!!

We'll find out tomorrow night. I am personally more concerned with the Dgies jinx: You show up, MU loses.

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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2024, 04:00:48 PM »
We'll find out tomorrow night. I am personally more concerned with the Dgies jinx: You show up, MU loses.
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« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2024, 04:28:02 PM »
I am personally more concerned with the Dgies jinx: You show up, MU loses.

You have a sample set of 1.

Statistically speaking, that's outside the bounds of a predictable jinx.

Moreover, at one other game that both you and Newsdreams attended last year when I was present, Marquette won. Ditto for the home game immediately before.

Good statistical evidence requires a much larger sample set to evaluate a "jinx," as any good Jesuit educated business student would know. Did you get your degree at Notre Dame or something?

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« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2024, 08:44:55 AM »
You have a sample set of 1.

Statistically speaking, that's outside the bounds of a predictable jinx.

Moreover, at one other game that both you and Newsdreams attended last year when I was present, Marquette won. Ditto for the home game immediately before.

Good statistical evidence requires a much larger sample set to evaluate a "jinx," as any good Jesuit educated business student would know. Did you get your degree at Notre Dame or something?
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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2024, 09:03:05 AM »
You have a sample set of 1.

Statistically speaking, that's outside the bounds of a predictable jinx.

Moreover, at one other game that both you and Newsdreams attended last year when I was present, Marquette won. Ditto for the home game immediately before.

Good statistical evidence requires a much larger sample set to evaluate a "jinx," as any good Jesuit educated business student would know. Did you get your degree at Notre Dame or something?

The amount of juju that is needed to counter your jinx mojo is quite the effort. Just bring your wallet and your Real Chili stomach.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2024, 09:05:24 AM »
Omaha works better for me, so let’s do that

Indianapolis has better Pickleball courts.

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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2024, 09:23:22 AM »
Marquette has never lost an NCAA tournament game when Glow has attended in person - including the famous Davidson game.

Stay tuned for his Gofundme page for his travel expenses for this year's tourney.
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« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2024, 12:33:53 PM »
Marquette has never lost an NCAA tournament game when Glow has attended in person - including the famous Davidson game.

Stay tuned for his Gofundme page for his travel expenses for this year's tourney.

Wish I could say the same.

Watched 'em defeat Ohio University in 1972 in Knoxville.
Watched 'em lose to Indiana in 1973 and then destroy Fly Williams and APSU at Nashville.
Watched 'em lose to Duke in the 1990s in Knoxville in what became O'Neill's last game,
Watched 'em defeat Missouri, Holy Cross in Indianapolis in 2003.
Watched 'em defeat Pittsburgh and Kentucky in Minneapolis in 2003.
Watched 'em lose to Michigan State in Winston-Salem
Watched 'em defeat Syracuse in Cleveland
Watched 'em lose to Tulsa in St. Louis

I'm sure I missed a couple but these are the ones I remember. Record is 7-4 when I attended.



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Re: NCAA 1st weekend location
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2024, 12:37:14 PM »
Marquette has never lost an NCAA tournament game when Glow has attended in person - including the famous Davidson game.

Stay tuned for his Gofundme page for his travel expenses for this year's tourney.

I'm in. So jealous of him for being at the "famous" Davidson game.  ;D
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« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2024, 01:28:48 PM »
Marquette has never lost an NCAA tournament game when Glow has attended in person - including the famous Davidson game.

I was on a plane to Ft. Lauderdale and watched that game until we landed and the pilot turned off the Direct TV system.

Didn't turn it back on until I got to the hotel in Jupiter and, lo and behold, WE WON!

I nearly fell over and found a show that rebroadcast the last minute of that game.

Glow, I envy you!

I left a couple of games off my record.

Watched 'em beat North Carolina and Purdue in Glendale, AZ in 2024!

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« Reply #46 on: February 14, 2024, 01:36:34 PM »
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« Reply #47 on: February 14, 2024, 02:11:55 PM »
Kindly leave after the first game.

I'm 4-0 in Xavier NCAA games so at least I'm making the Big East some money.

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« Reply #48 on: February 14, 2024, 02:15:58 PM »

Watched 'em beat North Carolina and Purdue in Glendale, AZ in 2024!

Not so fast dgies. More games like last night and maybe UNC will be in Dayton.  ;D
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« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2024, 03:14:21 PM »
Not so fast dgies. More games like last night and maybe UNC will be in Dayton.  ;D

Talk about a booby prize!

Or maybe they'll be in New York -- at the Not Invited Tournament (NIT)!