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    Gonzaga is going to be an interesting case for the selection committee. The matrix, which is the most accurate predictor year after year has them as a 5, which is in line with their rpi. But I tend to think they'll get better than that given the news this year that for the first time the selection committee is going to consider other ranking systems such as kenpom and sagarin, and both of those have Gonzaga much higher.

    And I also don't believe Lunardi about SMC not getting in. 114/133 brackets right now have SMC in the field, with the composite showing 8 teams in the field below them. I've followed this site for years. It's solid. A single bracket projection is rarely going to be as good as the consensus. There are maybe 1 or 2 surprise teams in or out each year, and that's it. The exact seedings are harder to predict, but still usually within 1-2 on about 80% of the teams. The wildcard this year, as I said is that the committee is looking at other rankings besides the rpi this year, but in both cases that favors the WCC teams.

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    I thought lunardi said SMC would be in. I wouldn't be surprised to see Gonzaga get a 3 seed.
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    Anyone else listen to the Dan Patrick Show? He had Coach Calipari on today, and I was extremely impressed on what I heard.

    At Kentucky if you receive a basketball scholarship and leave early for the NBA, as a student in good standing, Kentucky will honor your scholarship to allow you to come back and get your degree. He says that he hopes other schools will start doing the same.

    That is pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    Anyone else listen to the Dan Patrick Show? He had Coach Calipari on today, and I was extremely impressed on what I heard.

    At Kentucky if you receive a basketball scholarship and leave early for the NBA, as a student in good standing, Kentucky will honor your scholarship to allow you to come back and get your degree. He says that he hopes other schools will start doing the same.

    That is pretty cool.
    So Kentucky is going to pay a multimillionaire to come back and finish his degree?

    Am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    So Kentucky is going to pay a multimillionaire to come back and finish his degree?

    Am I missing something?
    Not everyone that leaves becomes a multimillionaire.

    But I think big picture it is a good thing for universities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    Not everyone that leaves becomes a multimillionaire.

    But I think big picture it is a good thing for universities.
    So the offer is primarily for those guys that guess wrong and don't make it. Which, I agree, is a cool thing to do for Kentucky.
    Give 'em Hell, Cougars!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    I thought lunardi said SMC would be in. I wouldn't be surprised to see Gonzaga get a 3 seed.
    I thought I heard him on TV last night say they were just out. But on ESPN.com as of right now he lists them in and in front of just two other teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    Anyone else listen to the Dan Patrick Show? He had Coach Calipari on today, and I was extremely impressed on what I heard.

    At Kentucky if you receive a basketball scholarship and leave early for the NBA, as a student in good standing, Kentucky will honor your scholarship to allow you to come back and get your degree. He says that he hopes other schools will start doing the same.

    That is pretty cool.
    I had a friend who played football for a couple of years at K-State following Ricks. He said K-State had that policy but he felt like the coaches basically used it as an excuse to downplay education while they were there by saying they could always come back after football and finish the degree. So lots of players would do just the bare minimum to remain eligible with the NCAA. I'm not much of a fan of Coach Snyder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    I had a friend who played football for a couple of years at K-State following Ricks. He said K-State had that policy but he felt like they basically used it as an excuse to downplay education while they were there by saying they could always come back after football and finish the degree. So lots of players would do the bare minimum to remain eligible.
    have to be a student in good standing so you can't just tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    I thought I heard him on TV last night say they were just out. But on ESPN.com as of right now he lists them in and in front of just two other teams.
    last night he said he moved them from 8 to 10 but at 10 you are close to the bubble
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    have to be a student in good standing so you can't just tank.
    bare minimum at the time (early 90s) by NCAA rules was a 1.75 gpa and 12 hours per semester. That's tanking as far as a normal student is concerned and wouldn't get you a degree in 4 years. According to my friend, the culture around K-State football at the time basically discouraged players from doing much more than that because football was the reason they were there. Come back afterwards to finish school if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    last night he said he moved then from 8 to 10 but at 10 you are close to the bubble
    Yes, that's true. They may not make it if there are a lot of upsets in the major conferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    So the offer is primarily for those guys that guess wrong and don't make it. Which, I agree, is a cool thing to do for Kentucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Despite all his punishment, he is still a horse's ass.
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    Looking more likely that St. Mary’s could miss out on the tourney.

    That would be sweet. Hey Bennett, maybe next year play a non-conference game outside of California for once.

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    That would be such a great consolation prize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    I had a friend who played football for a couple of years at K-State following Ricks. He said K-State had that policy but he felt like the coaches basically used it as an excuse to downplay education while they were there by saying they could always come back after football and finish the degree. So lots of players would do just the bare minimum to remain eligible with the NCAA. I'm not much of a fan of Coach Snyder.
    People act like Snyder is a kindly old grandfather-figure, but that's not really an intuitive path to success at a school with no inherent advantages. My impression is that he's a mean old taskmaster who does what it takes to win.

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    Davidson has a player from Iceland.

    Bet you didn't know that.
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    His high school was Fjölbrautaskóli Suðurnesja.
    Give 'em Hell, Cougars!!!

    For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

    Not long ago an obituary appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune that said the recently departed had "died doing what he enjoyed most—watching BYU lose."

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    St. Mary’s didn’t make it. Maybe I’m supposed to want the WCC to do well but I don’t care.

    I’m happy about that. Those guys suck and BYU kept them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    St. Mary’s didn’t make it. Maybe I’m supposed to want the WCC to do well but I don’t care.

    I’m happy about that. Those guys suck and BYU kept them out.
    Amen. ESAD, Gaels.
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    Gaels knock the Cougars out of the NIT.
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    Thank goodness, BYU slips in as a 6 seed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    St. Mary’s didn’t make it. Maybe I’m supposed to want the WCC to do well but I don’t care.

    I’m happy about that. Those guys suck and BYU kept them out.
    They need to schedule better outside of the conference, and maybe travel outside of California once in a while.

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    Utes are ecstatic about the NIT bid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Utes are ecstatic about the NIT bid!

    That is hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    That is hilarious.

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    It's their higher than expected seed that causes them to celebrate. Something about being Number 2. Is a parade in order?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    It's their higher than expected seed that causes them to celebrate. Something about being Number 2. Is a parade in order?
    BYU got a #2 seed in the NIT a couple of years ago. Big deal.
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