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NCAA Basketball

DeadMan

aka spiker or DeadMong
Too bad you missed the Purdue - Indiana game on the other, because it ended 48-46 :laughing:

The Big Ten is a bunch of store brand Virginias, plus Michigan State and Purdue, and actual Virginia in Michigan. It's the best conference in college basketball, but yeah, it's not the most entertaining to watch.
 

bruin

Well-Known Member
flipped through the channels to see sportscenter opening up with the crowd, Boeheim's wife in tears..,Boeheim looking like he just can't do it..

I say fuck it. Bruins should go full heel and go after Pitino.
 

Hachiko

The Akita on Utopia
Men are such odious, vile, evil, edgelord-like JARs when Trump is our president. All the more reason for me to be The Akita on Nutopia.
woof.
 

DeadMan

aka spiker or DeadMong
It's going to be interesting to see how the selection committee uses the NET rankings. There could be a lot of upsets if they seed according to the NET rankings, especially if you look at mid-majors:

Houston is 6th in NET, 15th in KenPom (2 seed in NET vs. 4 seed in KenPom)
Wofford is 14th in NET, 22nd in KenPom (4 seed vs. 6 seed)
Buffalo is 15th NET, 20th in KenPom (4 seed vs. 5 seed)
Cincinnati is 21st in NET, 31st in KenPom (5 seed v. 7 seed)

Houston getting a 2 seed would be hot garbage, considering how awful their schedule is.
 

Wuf

Desensitized and Willing
Previous years I'd be comfortable with State's position despite a lack of marquee wins (best wins are Auburn and Syracuse at home, who are floating in that 8/9 range), but there seems to e a burst of strong mid majors this year that could complicate matters, and I have no clue how much they're gonna take the NET into account. They can't afford to lose these next 2 games or bow out in the first game of the ACC tournament.

I haven't watched very much State this year considering, but when I have watched during ACC play, they look like a perfectly mediocre team. The talent is not even as good as last year and any big man worth a damn has dominated them. I'd like to see them make the tournament just to have a dog in the race, but a collapse down the stretch would make a NIT bid well deserved. They wouldn't win a tournament game anyway.
 

DeadMan

aka spiker or DeadMong
Edwards does that, though. His ORTG is under 100 in Big Ten play. 27% EFG is bad, but he did 29% against Michigan State in a win. He was 50% usage against Michigan for an 82 ORTG.

It's unusual that Minnesota could hold him to that, but Edwards has some really rough nights. This is probably why Purdue won't make it to the second weekend of the tournament.
 
Edwards does that, though. His ORTG is under 100 in Big Ten play. 27% EFG is bad, but he did 29% against Michigan State in a win. He was 50% usage against Michigan for an 82 ORTG.

It's unusual that Minnesota could hold him to that, but Edwards has some really rough nights. This is probably why Purdue won't make it to the second weekend of the tournament.
Well that’s a given because they’re Purdue. Underperforming in the tournament is their thing.
 

fried rice

Who wants to sex Mutombo?
LSU basketball is in an interesting place right now. Super excited about our best regular season performance in recent memory. Also fully expecting everythibg to be vacated and our program to get hammered once the FBI investigation leads to an NCAA investigation.
 

DeadMan

aka spiker or DeadMong
It's going to be a weird exercise for LSU to show up the NCAA tournament when it's basically guaranteed this year will be vacated for them.
 

Wuf

Desensitized and Willing
Gottfried directly linked to payments too. I don't know what this means with nobody on that coaching staff still in the program, but my hunch tells me State gets the book thrown at them anyway.
 

bruin

Well-Known Member
9-9 in the shittiest conference season ever.

have to play in the opening round games in the conf tourney. just get this season over with.

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