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PeteRasche wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:33 pm
tulaneoutlaw wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:28 pmWould be very disappointing to be a 2 seed and not make the sweet 16 at least
You, uh, haven't been watching this year's tourney, eh? :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm sure we'll get bombarded with all the stats after Monday finishes out the first weekend (it's so weird that there are games tomorrow), but this has got to be the craziest tournament ever.

But kudos to Houston for representing the AAC well thus far.
It would have been completely in line with this tourney so far for Houston to lose last night. That would've guaranteed an 8 or lower seed in the final four.

Comparatively the women's bracket has been straight chalk. Their tourney kicked off yesterday and not a single lower seed won. Not a 9 over an 8 or a 10 beating a 7 at all. That was good for USF as an 8 who beat 9 seed Wazzou. Unfortunately because they got screwed with an 8 seed, they now have to play 1 seed NC State.
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tulaneoutlaw wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:40 am
PeteRasche wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:33 pm
tulaneoutlaw wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:28 pmWould be very disappointing to be a 2 seed and not make the sweet 16 at least
You, uh, haven't been watching this year's tourney, eh? :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm sure we'll get bombarded with all the stats after Monday finishes out the first weekend (it's so weird that there are games tomorrow), but this has got to be the craziest tournament ever.

But kudos to Houston for representing the AAC well thus far.
It would have been completely in line with this tourney so far for Houston to lose last night. That would've guaranteed an 8 or lower seed in the final four.

Comparatively the women's bracket has been straight chalk. Their tourney kicked off yesterday and not a single lower seed won. Not a 9 over an 8 or a 10 beating a 7 at all. That was good for USF as an 8 who beat 9 seed Wazzou. Unfortunately because they got screwed with an 8 seed, they now have to play 1 seed NC State.
Isn't it always the case that there's fewer upsets on the women's side? The difference between the top teams and everyone else in WBB is probably the greatest of any NCAA sport....
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A lot of times the top 4 or 5 teams in WBB beat teams still in the top 25 by like 30 points. There were years where UConn was number one and beat other top 5 teams by like 40. It seems like there are more of those "elite" teams now than in the past, but there still is a big gap between, say, #10 and #25.
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There's not as much parity as the men's game , but it felt like the last few years the gap between the very good teams and the rest of the pack closed. The elite 5 or so schools were still dominant, but #15 was no longer loads better than #40. There were a few double digit seeds that recorded victories in 2019 and 11 seed Missouri St. made the Sweet 16. In 2018 11 seeds Buffalo and CMU made the Sweet 16.

That said, this type of higher seed dominated day in the opening round has happened before in the women's tournament. 2010 saw one of the two opening days with all 16 games won by the higher seed
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11 seed BYU beats 6 seed Rutgers, so there's your first favorite down
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Ucf goes down in the women's side 62-51 to northwestern. Usf still alive
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Didn't mention it but USF gave NC ST a game before falling in the round of 32. Criminally underseeded as an 8. But the AAC is out of the women's side.

Houston beat Syracuse comfortably and now gets to face its fourth double digit seed in Oregon St. with a Final Four berth on the line. I hope they take care of the Beavers...a final four for the conference would be nice.

Meanwhile Memphis looks like they will win the NIT over Miss St. with a few minutes to go
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Memphis wins the NIT. While it’s just the NIT, still good for the conference as it’s the American’s first NIT Championship.
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Houston is a 7.5 point favorite tonight against OSU. Bracket upsets have broken towards them. Obviously good news for AAC if it gets a team to Final Four (and maybe better) while winning NIT too. Plus more coin for Tulane with additional tourney conference credits as UH advances.
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Up by 11 with 7+ to go in the first half. Syracuse and Ok St are low seeds but came in red hot and of course each won at least two tourney games.
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Houston just hit two free throws and leads 60-56 with 1:40 left
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Up 17 at the half, Houston is now up just 4 with 2 mins to go. Hope they don't choke it away
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They don't. UH needed one run in the second half to maintain the blowout and never got it. Still, an AAC team in the Final Four.
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Houston hangs on. 67-61. A final four with a shot for more is a nice win for the conference
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And for you folks who hang out in sports books, the last three by OSU from the parking lot with three seconds left covered the spread. That's why they call it gambling.
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Houston will get Baylor in the Final Four. They've played all double digit seeds to this point so this will be a real test. Would be a pretty decent upset for Houston to win.

No matter who wins, it will give the state of Texas a team in the final and a chance to win the men's tournament for the first time since Texas Western in the 60s
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Dont we get a payout for a member of the conference doing well?
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Yankeewave wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:22 am Dont we get a payout for a member of the conference doing well?
Someone on the AAC Board believes that the amount for this year's tournament would be $120K per year for each school in the conference for the next 5 years, prior to last night's game. The credits increase with each game played in the tournament. It would be nice if someday Tulane was responsible for increasing credits, rather than just taking the money.
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TU77CAL82 wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:35 am
Yankeewave wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:22 am Dont we get a payout for a member of the conference doing well?
Someone on the AAC Board believes that the amount for this year's tournament would be $120K per year for each school in the conference for the next 5 years, prior to last night's game. The credits increase with each game played in the tournament. It would be nice if someday Tulane was responsible for increasing credits, rather than just taking the money.
So with no SEC schools in the final four does that mean LSU won't have as much money to spend on a big man this year?
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NJwave wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:29 pm
TU77CAL82 wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:35 am
Yankeewave wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:22 am Dont we get a payout for a member of the conference doing well?
Someone on the AAC Board believes that the amount for this year's tournament would be $120K per year for each school in the conference for the next 5 years, prior to last night's game. The credits increase with each game played in the tournament. It would be nice if someday Tulane was responsible for increasing credits, rather than just taking the money.
So with no SEC schools in the final four does that mean LSU won't have as much money to spend on a big man this year?
Oh please, if need be, they can hit the taxpayer-funded academic pot of cash. Whatever it takes! :lol:
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PeteRasche wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:02 pm
NJwave wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:29 pm
TU77CAL82 wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:35 am
Yankeewave wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:22 am Dont we get a payout for a member of the conference doing well?
Someone on the AAC Board believes that the amount for this year's tournament would be $120K per year for each school in the conference for the next 5 years, prior to last night's game. The credits increase with each game played in the tournament. It would be nice if someday Tulane was responsible for increasing credits, rather than just taking the money.
So with no SEC schools in the final four does that mean LSU won't have as much money to spend on a big man this year?
Oh please, if need be, they can hit the taxpayer-funded academic pot of cash. Whatever it takes! :lol:
They’ll just put library upgrades on hold :lol:
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waverider wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:10 pm
PeteRasche wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:02 pm
NJwave wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:29 pm
TU77CAL82 wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:35 am
Yankeewave wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:22 am Dont we get a payout for a member of the conference doing well?
Someone on the AAC Board believes that the amount for this year's tournament would be $120K per year for each school in the conference for the next 5 years, prior to last night's game. The credits increase with each game played in the tournament. It would be nice if someday Tulane was responsible for increasing credits, rather than just taking the money.
So with no SEC schools in the final four does that mean LSU won't have as much money to spend on a big man this year?
Oh please, if need be, they can hit the taxpayer-funded academic pot of cash. Whatever it takes! :lol:
They’ll just put library upgrades on hold :lol:
They can wait for the second book, although the suspense over what mischief the Hardy Boys have found next will be rough....
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GretnaGrn wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:15 am
waverider wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:10 pm They’ll just put library upgrades on hold :lol:
They can wait for the second book, although the suspense over what mischief the Hardy Boys have found next will be rough....
There should be a warning before one reads this with a mouthful of liquid. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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GretnaGrn wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:15 am
waverider wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:10 pm
PeteRasche wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:02 pm
NJwave wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:29 pm
TU77CAL82 wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:35 am
Yankeewave wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:22 am Dont we get a payout for a member of the conference doing well?
Someone on the AAC Board believes that the amount for this year's tournament would be $120K per year for each school in the conference for the next 5 years, prior to last night's game. The credits increase with each game played in the tournament. It would be nice if someday Tulane was responsible for increasing credits, rather than just taking the money.
So with no SEC schools in the final four does that mean LSU won't have as much money to spend on a big man this year?
Oh please, if need be, they can hit the taxpayer-funded academic pot of cash. Whatever it takes! :lol:
They’ll just put library upgrades on hold :lol:
They can wait for the second book, although the suspense over what mischief the Hardy Boys have found next will be rough....
They have time. Not all pages in the first book have been colored yet.
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Houston got run off the court in the first half vs Baylor. 45-20. Baylor should be good and rested for Monday night.
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