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Big East

Postby tacitus » Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:18 am

The Big East, despite recent post season success and being home to the reigning champs, yet again, got no love from the Selection Committee.

Now the Big East is the only conference with a 100% win percentage through the second round. Only the ACC has more teams in the Sweet 16. The Big 10, Big 12 and SEC only have 2 teams in the Sweet 16. The latter two had 8 bids! The Mountain West, which got 6 bids, only has one team in the Sweet 16. San Diego State has little chance against UCONN... I think we will have 2 teams in the Elite 8, just like last year. UCONN And Marquette should win and Creighton could pull it off too!

Last year we also had 3 in the S16 and the highest conference win percentage...

Virginia had no business being in the tournament. Seton Hall and St John's clearly got robbed. Putting Virginia in before either of these teams goes against all conventional wisdom on how the selection normally works. Clearly the Committee had too much esteem for the Mountain West.

Hopefully this year was a fluke and next year the conference gets a little more respect.
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Re: Big East

Postby Jesseandrippers » Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:13 pm

tacitus wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:18 am
The Big East, despite recent post season success and being home to the reigning champs, yet again, got no love from the Selection Committee.

Now the Big East is the only conference with a 100% win percentage through the second round. Only the ACC has more teams in the Sweet 16. The Big 10, Big 12 and SEC only have 2 teams in the Sweet 16. The latter two had 8 bids! The Mountain West, which got 6 bids, only has one team in the Sweet 16. San Diego State has little chance against UCONN... I think we will have 2 teams in the Elite 8, just like last year. UCONN And Marquette should win and Creighton could pull it off too!

Last year we also had 3 in the S16 and the highest conference win percentage...

Virginia had no business being in the tournament. Seton Hall and St John's clearly got robbed. Putting Virginia in before either of these teams goes against all conventional wisdom on how the selection normally works. Clearly the Committee had too much esteem for the Mountain West.

Hopefully this year was a fluke and next year the conference gets a little more respect.
One upside of our disaster of a season is that we were not robbed of a spot like 3 of our conference peers were. Good year for the Committee to learn that the Mountain West is trash.
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Re: Big East

Postby tacitus » Tue Mar 26, 2024 12:21 pm

Silver lining I suppose... at least we had zero expectations on Selection Sunday. :D

Since 2002, only four teams ranked in the top 25 of KenPom did not get into the tournament. Only two of those teams had at least 20 wins. One of those two teams was St. John's this year. 32 NET. 20 wins. Over .500 in the Big East. Makes no sense...

Indiana State got jobbed too...
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Re: Big East

Postby gym from delhi » Tue Mar 26, 2024 12:33 pm

Indiana State and their sought after big man Avila, play UC tonight at 9

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