Do you think some conferences are under pressure to "let" a scrub team win?
Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:23 PM
Well looky here. Dusquene vs Temple. Now they get 2.
Butler loses to Clev State.
Alot of these conferences were only going to get one. Just looks interesting to me....
Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:44 PM
As a Butler fan I am really happy that Cleveland St. won the conference tourny, they can easily pull off a upset in the first round.
We've really seen this in the MVC, where if one team is going to get in no matter what, they would not win the conference tourny. Not saying that they throw the game but it wouldn't end their season if they lost.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:58 PM
Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:16 PM
Maybe they take the approach of I really dont care about the conference tourney if they are already in like Roy Williams claims. That way when they blow it they can shrug it off and move on. Seems cowardly to me but w/e lol
So you would want to risk your Duke players being injured and fatigued by the conference tourney when you are favored by most to win it all in the big tourney? Dumbass... I'm kinda glad they lost. Gives them a little taste before they begin the end acc tourney for the national championship...
Edited by Mintal, 14 March 2009 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:51 PM
Exhibit A. The A10. Xavier might be the only team going.
Well looky here. Duquesne vs Temple. Now they get 2.
Duquesne's kind of a surprise, but they've earned it. They had to beat a Rhody team that still had their own dreams. If the A10 had an agenda to get a team in, Rhode Island would've been a better candidate than Duquesne.
Baylor was a ranked team early in the season, but just fell apart in conference play. They may just be playing to their talent level now.
I just don't know what to say here. LSU regressed of late, and other than that, there's virtually no difference from #2 to #8.
Butler loses to Clev State.
Sure it was a long range buzzer beater, but Cleveland St. won in the Carrier Dome this year. And they have a good coach in Waters - who laid the foundation for that Elite 8 Kent team.
Plus with all conference tourneys, familiarity can be a great equalizer.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 06:15 PM
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 07:25 PM
I never said I didnt call him that just saying I wasnt making the comment in reference to Lawson playing this year. Although he does have a history of sitting out with seemingly minor injuries. And dont get all upset, by history I mean it happened last year as well. And why should wins and losses count against a coach that didnt coach? sorry he had an operation on his back and was unable to even sit on the sidelines. He gets more from less every year that he has a bad team. who is to say that poor excuse for a team wouldnt have won twice as many games as they did without him?
I'm not getting upset, just not letting you run freestyle making little snide comments to belittle the competition and I would likely do the same if you were doing it against another team, but of course you're not. Lawson has been injured. I understand that his toe still has full bruises and pain about it and frankly it looks bad for the NCAA tournament, he cannot be effective on the court. I personally have off and on Gout on my big toe and you may say it's just a big toe, but f*cking believe me, you can barely walk, much less run...
The only comment I will make on Mike's little back problem is that I'm quite certain that no other coach in the NCAA, none, would have the balls to throw his his coaches and team under the bus to save his personal record, think about it...
Posted 14 March 2009 - 07:45 PM
Lets change subjects and talk about something everyone can agree on. How bad the Big Ten sucks and the fact that they are going to get more teams in then the ACC and potentially the Big East and how big of a joke that is.