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... No, the only news we get here is about SDSU. I'm not sure there are other teams that will be playing. :lol: ...
Air Force 60 @5 SDSU 73

:---P
Quarterfinals.

Semifinals, Today 9 pm ET: #5 SDSU (17–1, 29–1) vs Boise State (11–7, 20–11), CBSS ( :x )
Championship – Saturday, March 7, 2:30 pm ET

Go Aztecs. The way this nutty season has been going a #1 or at least a #2 seed ain't out of reach.
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Vrede too wrote:
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Vrede too wrote:
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O Really wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:19 am
... No, the only news we get here is about SDSU. I'm not sure there are other teams that will be playing. :lol: ...
Air Force 60 @5 SDSU 73

:---P
Quarterfinals.

Semifinals, Today 9 pm ET: #5 SDSU (17–1, 29–1) vs Boise State (11–7, 20–11), CBSS ( :x )
Championship – Saturday, March 7, 2:30 pm ET

Go Aztecs. The way this nutty season has been going a #1 or at least a #2 seed ain't out of reach.
The last couple of games have been a bit scary. Sure they came back, but Air Force hasn't been all that good during the year. And they've thumped the BlueField people twice already this season. Hopefully they can do it once more. It's been fun following them this season. Local sports news has done a lot of player interviews, features, etc. so you get familiar with them. But they've been playing in a smallish pond all season. We'll see what happens if they're ready for prime time.

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The last couple of games have been a bit scary. Sure they came back, but Air Force hasn't been all that good during the year. And they've thumped the BlueField people twice already this season. Hopefully they can do it once more. It's been fun following them this season. Local sports news has done a lot of player interviews, features, etc. so you get familiar with them. But they've been playing in a smallish pond all season. We'll see what happens if they're ready for prime time.
Boise St 68, #5 SDSU 81

:---P :happy-cheerleaderkid:

San Diego State (30-1!) remains the nation's only unbeaten team in road or neutral-site games (16-0). Every other team has at least two such defeats.

UT St fell to SDSU 77 - 68 in Logan, 80 - 68 @SDSU.
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Lotta top 25 games this penultimate regular season day.
All times ET.
My preferences, not my predictions, indicated by </>:

12:00 PM
#14 Villanova < @Georgetown
#24 Wisconsin > @Indiana
#17 Auburn < @Tennessee

1:00 PM
#6 Kentucky < @Florida
#4 Baylor < @West Virginia

2:00 PM
#1 Kansas < @Texas Tech

2:30 PM
#8 Seton Hall @#11 Creighton

4:00 PM
#10 Louisville < @#22 Virginia
#20 Penn St < @Northwestern

4:30 PM
#5 Boston College > @#7 Florida St

5:30 PM
Utah St < #5 SDSU

6:00 PM
North Carolina < @#12 Duke

7:00 PM
GW > @#3 Dayton

11:00 PM
Stanford < @#13 Oregon
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Lotta top 25 games this penultimate regular season day.
All times ET.
My preferences, not my predictions, indicated by </>:

12:00 PM
#14 Villanova < @Georgetown 70-69, so close :thumbdown:
#24 Wisconsin > @Indiana 60-56, whew :thumbup:
#17 Auburn < @Tennessee Rout, congrats, at least a tie for SEC 2nd

1:00 PM
#6 Kentucky < @Florida 71-70, so close :thumbdown:
#4 Baylor (26-4) < @West Virginia (20-10) 64-76, wow :clap:

2:00 PM
#1 Kansas < @Texas Tech Close, 4:30 to go

2:30 PM
#8 Seton Hall @#11 Creighton Close, 16:00 to go
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Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:37 am
Lotta top 25 games this penultimate regular season day.
All times ET.
My preferences, not my predictions, indicated by </>:

2:00 PM
#1 Kansas < @Texas Tech 66-62 Crap, lost another close one, the likely overall #1 seed is vulnerable, though.

2:30 PM
#8 Seton Hall @#11 Creighton 60-77, rout, I did not pick a preference since their ranking is so close, but the higher rank losing is slightly better for my teams :thumbup: .
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Lotta top 25 games this penultimate regular season day.
All times ET.
My preferences, not my predictions, indicated by </>:

4:00 PM
#10 Louisville < @#22 Virginia 54-57, rare win in a close one
#20 Penn St < @Northwestern 69-80 :clap: Buh-bye ranking!

4:30 PM
#5 Boston College > @#7 Florida St BC getting routed, just 6:30 left :thumbdown:

5:30 PM
Utah St < #5 SDSU SDSU dominating in the 1st half

6:00 PM
North Carolina < @#12 Duke 11-12 just 6:00 into the 1st half
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The last couple of games have been a bit scary. Sure they came back, but Air Force hasn't been all that good during the year. And they've thumped the BlueField people twice already this season. Hopefully they can do it once more. It's been fun following them this season. Local sports news has done a lot of player interviews, features, etc. so you get familiar with them. But they've been playing in a smallish pond all season. We'll see what happens if they're ready for prime time.
59-56 Crap, that last looong shot came sooo close to dropping.
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Lotta top 25 games this penultimate regular season day.
All times ET.
My preferences, not my predictions, indicated by </>:

6:00 PM
North Carolina < @#12 Duke North Carolina kept up for awhile, fell apart late :thumbup:

7:00 PM
GW > @#3 Dayton 25-26 at the half :crazy:
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Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:11 pm
The last couple of games have been a bit scary. Sure they came back, but Air Force hasn't been all that good during the year. And they've thumped the BlueField people twice already this season. Hopefully they can do it once more. It's been fun following them this season. Local sports news has done a lot of player interviews, features, etc. so you get familiar with them. But they've been playing in a smallish pond all season. We'll see what happens if they're ready for prime time.
59-56 Crap, that last looong shot came sooo close to dropping.
Crap indeed.
Maybe they'll use the loss for incentive.

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Crap indeed.
Maybe they'll use the loss for incentive.
:thumbup: Still, 30-2! Announcers say #2 seed, woulda been #1.
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Lotta top 25 games this penultimate regular season day.
All times ET.
My preferences, not my predictions, indicated by </>:

7:00 PM
GW > @#3 Dayton Nope, a rout by Dayton. No biggie, I don't hate Dayton. I was just born at GW. It's a poor team this and probably every year.

11:00 PM
Stanford < @#13 Oregon Yep, 67-80 :thumbup:
My preferences went 7-6 on the day. Meh.
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4 top 25 games this final regular season day.
My preferences, not my predictions, indicated by </>:


12:00 PM ET CBS
Memphis < @21 Houston

12:00 PM ET FOX
25 Michigan < @9 Maryland Go Terps!

4:00 ET
Western Carolina vs East Tennessee State, no TV
Southern Conference Tournament Semifinals, Final – Monday, March 9
Harrah's Cherokee Center, Asheville, North Carolina

4:30 PM ET CBS
19 Ohio St > @16 Michigan St Go Terps! and Badgers.

7:00 PM ET BTN ( :x )
18 Iowa vs @23 Illinois
Ten Things To Know: College basketball’s wildest day of the season

...

1. UTAH STATE IS DANCING, BABY!!! SHOUTS TO SAM MERRILL.

Sam Merrill hit this shot to beat San Diego State, win the Mountain West tournament and earn Utah State an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament....

2. BELMONT IS TOO, SHOUTS TO LIBERTY. ...

3. DID WEST VIRGINIA PUT NO. 4 BAYLOR’S 1-SEED IN JEOPARDY? ...

Cool.

4. WE HAVE A THREE-WAY TIE ATOP THE BIG EAST ...

5. NO. 6 KENTUCKY LANDS MIRACLE COMEBACK WIN AT FLORIDA ...

Damn.

6. DID WISCONSIN REALLY WIN A SHARE OF THE BIG TEN TITLE? ...

It's currently ahead by 1/2 game over Maryland (now) and Michigan State (4:30 PM ET), who play different teams today.

Go Terps, but I don't hate Badgers.

7. JONAH MATHEWS ENDED UCLA’S DREAM OF A PAC-12 TITLE ...

Go Ducks, but I don't hate Bruins.

8. FLORIDA STATE WON THE ACC (yuck), BUT DUKE AND VIRGINIA IMPRESSED ...

9. RUTGERS IS DANCING ...

10. TEXAS GETS TEXAS TECH IN A KNOCKOUT GAME IN THE BIG 12 TOURNAMENT ...

Go Longhorns!
Bubble Watch: Can Northern Iowa still get an at-large bid?

ACC: N.C. STATE
AMERICAN: WICHITA STATE, MEMPHIS, CINCINNATI
ATLANTIC 10: RHODE ISLAND, RICHMOND
BIG 12: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS TECH, TEXAS Go Longhorns!
BIG EAST: XAVIER, MARQUETTE
BIG TEN: RUTGERS, PURDUE
PAC-12: UCLA, STANFORD Go Bruins, then Cardinal!
SEC: FLORIDA, ARKANSAS, MISSISSIPPI STATE, TENNESSEE, SOUTH CAROLINA Wow, lots of SEC angst. I only like the Gators.
EVERYONE ELSE: EAST TENNESSEE STATE (I'm rooting for you, neoplacebo), NORTHERN IOWA
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"Can Northern Iowa still get an at-large bid?"
That's a real question? :lol:

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"Can Northern Iowa still get an at-large bid?"
That's a real question? :lol:
:) Probably not.
... 23-6 record. I want to see the Panthers get a shot in the tournament because I’ll always err on the side of the mid-major, but I think that’s a long shot....
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4 top 25 games this final regular season day.
My preferences, not my predictions, indicated by </>:


12:00 PM ET CBS
Memphis < @21 Houston

12:00 PM ET FOX
25 Michigan < @9 Maryland Go Terps!
Woohoo x 2, Terps (14-6, 24-7) share Big Ten Championship!
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4:00 ET
Western Carolina vs East Tennessee State, no TV
Southern Conference Tournament Semifinals, Final – Monday, March 9
Harrah's Cherokee Center, Asheville, North Carolina
75-97. Uncaring neoplacebo is one game away from an automatic NCAA bid, has a bubble pick chance otherwise.
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Not sure that I understand beating Tennessee by 22 drops us another 3 points in the polls, but then I'm not that sure about a team with only 6 losses being #20.

Oh well, at least basketball can have playoffs.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:43 pm
Not sure that I understand beating Tennessee by 22 drops us another 3 points in the polls, but then I'm not that sure about a team with only 6 losses being #20.

Oh well, at least basketball can have playoffs.
Tennessee (17-14) is mediocre, you lost to mediocre Texas A&M (16-14) since the last poll, and you've gone 3-4 since 2/15. As for your season, it does seem surprising but I've read that it's a weak nonconference sched on top of a mostly weak conference - not my opinion, I'm not looking far enough into it to make comparisons.
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7:00 pm ET no TV
No. 10 Coastal Carolina < No. 6 Appalachian State
2020 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
New Orleans, Louisiana
Second round, my Appalachian State (11–9, 17–14) had a 1st round bye

7:00 PM ET ESPN
Wofford < East Tennessee
Southern Conference Championship game
neoplacebo doesn't know how excited he should be.

7:00 PM ET no TV
No. 1 North Dakota State > No. 4 Oral Roberts
Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament
Semifinals, right-wing god is going down.

AP Rankings

1 Kansas Jayhawks 28-3 Ugh.
2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 29-2 :thumbup: Go Sister O!
3 Dayton Flyers 29-2 #1 seed, to Dayton?! Good for them.
4 Florida State Ugh.
5 Baylor Bears 26-4 Ugh.
6 San Diego State Aztecs 30-2 Down from #5, coulda been worse.
7 Creighton Bluejays 24-7 :crazy:
8 Kentucky Wildcats 25-6 Ugh.
9 Michigan State Spartans 22-9 Double ugh.
10 Duke Blue Devils 25-6 Up from #12 :thumbup: .
11 Villanova Wildcats 24-7 989 14
12 Maryland Terrapins 24-7 Down from #9 after losing 3 out of the last 5, coulda been worse.
13 Oregon Ducks 24-7

(20) Auburn Tigers 25-6 Down from #17.

(28) East Tennessee State Buccaneers 29-4 Go neoplacebo!

Still zero votes for Clemson, UNC or Miami, worse than the Liberty Flames, Richmond Spiders (cool team name), UNI Panthers (O Really's favorite), Vermont Catamounts and Belmont Bruins :wave: .


NET Rankings
Used for seeding and bubble teams.

1 Kansas 28-3
2 Gonzaga 29-2
3 Dayton 29-2
4 San Diego State 30-2 Still in #1 seed position, but its tournament is over, while others will improve their position.
5 Baylor 26-4
6 Duke 25-6 #2 seed? Cool.
7 Michigan State 22-9
8 Louisville 24-7
9 BYU 24-7
10 Florida State 26-5
11 Creighton 24-7
12 Oregon 24-7

18 Maryland 24-7 Ouch, obviously the AP is superior :D .

23 Colorado 21-10
24 Wisconsin 21-10
25 Michigan 19-12

No Auburn ranking still, that sucks.
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