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West Region / Re: MBB: Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« on: March 11, 2018, 08:57:27 am »
Congratulations to Nebraska Wesleyan!  My wife and I lived in Lincoln from 2011 to 2014 and NWU became my adopted Division III team -- I watched the Prairie Wolves play many times during that span.  It's been nice to see them crush it during the tournament.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:22:27 pm »
What a game...wow.

Ben Boots hit some crazy, crazy shots.  What a player.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 10, 2018, 09:47:30 am »
I watched most of the Augie/John Carroll 2nd half.  I thought the Vikings played about as well as I've seen them play.  John Carroll was making some really tough shots the first 13 or 14 minutes of that 2nd half, but Augie really buckled down on defense down the stretch.  And offensively, the Vikings just had so many different players make big shots in that stretch when they seized control.  With Sortillo, Ebel, and Orange, Augie has 3 guys capable of taking and making the really big shots.

Augie/Oshkosh should be a great game.  I would be very surprised if the Vikings lose.  I see a veteran Augie team that is completely locked in, playing in front of a huge home crowd, that is very poised to get to Salem and win a national championship.

What Augie has done the last 4 years is pretty special. Really, really impressive.  No matter what anyone thinks of Coach G's sideline demeanor (which really is not that big a deal), that guy can flat-out coach -- which includes recruiting, preparing his team, and in-game coaching.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 04, 2018, 04:50:31 pm »
Why don't the Titans get any respect on this site?  They were lampooned in the pre-tournament reviews as well.

Congratulations to Illinois Wesleyan 🏀  ;D

He is talking about UW-Oshkosh.

http://www.d3hoops.com/playoffs/men/2018/tournament-preview

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 04, 2018, 01:37:24 pm »
Wow. Not Plattsburgh? No bid? Distance?

1. Hamilton: .846 (22-4)/.574/6-3  Northeast #4
T2. Swarthmore: .815 (22-5)/.541/3-4 Mid Atlantic #3
T2. Plattsburgh State: .846 (22-4)/.523/3-3  East #1
4. Springfield: .692 (18-8)/.558/4-2 Northeast #6

In terms of seeding of these 4, I think Hamilton is pretty clear #1.  Swarthmore and Plattsburgh State seems like a tie.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 04, 2018, 11:46:57 am »
I assume this is also an expense thing, but why the Friday/Saturday contests (rather than Friday/Sunday)?  Last night Neb Wesleyan was the beneficiary of an Aurora team that just had nothing left in the tank. 

I apologize for being a newby, but this feels like a real competitive issue.

Friday/Saturday is lot better for school purposes (attending classes Monday) than Friday/Sunday.

On the fatigue factor -- isn't that generally the same for every team? Nebraska Wesleyan played Friday too.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 04, 2018, 11:44:09 am »
Why would you charter a flight? Unless you have a deal with an airline and purchase every seat on a specific plane, chartering is much more expensive.

UAA teams travel this way every weekend and fly commercial.

Because you are buying the tickets with about 4 days notice (purchase Sunday for travel Wednesday or Thursday). A) The price is crazy, and B) availability for an entire basketball traveling crew is tough to come by.

Like Emory to Quad Cities direct this week -- what are the odds the entire Emory crew can get on that Delta flight at this point?

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 04, 2018, 08:31:50 am »
By the way, there is a direct flight from Atlanta (Emory) to Quad Cities.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 04, 2018, 08:30:58 am »
Is there any leniency on the 500 mile rule? University Heights to Rock Island is 507 on Google maps (I know that's not what the NCAA uses). I just think they'd save a plane full of money by making JCU bus an extra 15 minutes.

No leniency on the rule in terms of making these decisions.  But teams can choose to bus instead of fly if it works better for them.

Like John Carroll to Augustana.  There is no great way to flight that.  You either go Cleveland to Detroit to Quad Cities, or Cleveland to Chicago and then drive 2.5 hours.  You'd actually get there faster by just getting on the bus and doing the 7:30 drive.


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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: March 04, 2018, 08:01:11 am »
I believe the seeding order of these 4 teams is:

http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/men-regional-rankings-final

1. Augustana: .815 (22-5)/.572/8-3  Central #1
2. John Carroll: .821 (23-5)/.544/7-2  Great Lakes #2
3. Emory: .840 (21-4)/.530/4-2  South #1
4. UW-Oshkosh: .741 (20-7)/.555/4-4  Central #5

Since this is a 2 flight situation either way, there is no reason to not give it to the highest seed.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 04, 2018, 08:00:42 am »
Looking at map quest it appears that Emory is a little over 500 to John Carroll, Augie and Oshkosh barely under 500.  Emory is the highest ranked at 6th, Augie is 9th, John Carroll is 20th and Oshkosh is 23rd.  I doubt that the NCAA would fly Augie and Oshkosh to Atlanta.  Emory would be the only one that would have to be transported via air.  If the look at rankings it should be at Augie.  John Carroll is the most central to other schools.  I am pulling for Rock Island IL at the Carver Center.

The D3hoops.com Top 25 rankings are not a factor.  Just the numbers from the official selection/seeding criteria.

I believe the seeding order of these 4 teams is:

http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/men-regional-rankings-final

1. Augustana: .815 (22-5)/.572/8-3  Central #1
2. John Carroll: .821 (23-5)/.544/7-2  Great Lakes #2
3. Emory: .840 (21-4)/.530/4-2  South #1
4. UW-Oshkosh: .741 (20-7)/.555/4-4  Central #5

Since this is a 2 flight situation either way, there is no reason to not give it to the highest seed.

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Platteville wins 74-68 led most of the game but couldn't put them away and they made their free throws in the end. Platteville, SP, Nebraska Wesleyan and a west coast team that is still playing will play for the final 4 next weekend.  Could it be played in Wisconsin?  My guess is the NCAA will fly the west coast team so who of the remaining 3 will host the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds?

Almost certainly UW-Platteville the host.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 03, 2018, 10:17:21 pm »
Whitman, UW-Stevens Point, Nebraska Wesleyan, UW-Platteville...

That would be at UW-Platteville.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 03, 2018, 10:14:40 pm »
Can anyone explain how the NCAA looks at host sites for the 3rd and 4th rounds? If a team hosted games last evening and tonight, does that make any difference as far as hosting again next weekend?
Is it all dependent on the remaining seeds? Thanks.

http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2018DIIIMBB_Pre-Champs_Manual_20180124.pdf

The Championships Committee has prioritized the following site-selection criteria for all championships:
1. Complete bid;
2. Quality and availability of the facility and other necessary accommodations;
3. Geographical location (which may include such factors as rotation of sites, weather, accessibility and transportation costs);
4. Seeding; and
5. Attendance history, hosting history and revenue potential, which shall be considered necessary to assure  scal responsibility.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament
« on: March 03, 2018, 10:06:12 pm »
John Carroll to Augustana is 503 miles :-\

Seems like that sectional is heading to Rock Island.

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