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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5865 on: March 02, 2018, 11:22:53 pm »
Nebraska Wesleyan was as advertised.  Mr. Grubby was right...not enough Scots showed up (what was up with Colt?) and many of the other team did.  Hoppa and Manny did good.  Otherwise, perhaps the Scots now know what it takes to win at that level.  It was a good year.

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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5866 on: March 03, 2018, 09:52:02 pm »
The Nebraska Wesleyan team took care of Aurora, which beat #4 ranked Washington U. on WashU's court.  The Scots got beat by a Sweet 16 team that is pretty good!  I assume Randy's team will want to try this again next year with a clearer idea about what it takes!

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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5867 on: March 11, 2018, 03:54:25 pm »
Nebraska Wesleyan  has beaten every team they have played in the NCAA tournament by about as much as they beat the Scots and are now in the Final Four.  Randy's players should feel pretty good knowing they did as well as several highly touted other teams.  I hope they dedicate the time off to maximizing what they already have demonstrated.  I thought they looked like a really good team in the MC game and now it seems that was correct.

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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5868 on: March 12, 2018, 11:29:46 am »
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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5869 on: March 17, 2018, 11:27:57 pm »
Ok Scots.  Nebraska Wesleyan had all their players back and decided to make something of it.  Your turn!

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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5870 on: April 19, 2018, 11:13:00 am »
John Brice tweeted this morning that UT and MC will have an exhibition game Oct. 31.  :o
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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5871 on: April 20, 2018, 10:48:32 am »
To remind the Scots of Nebraska Wesleyan?  Not sure how this is helpful.  Maybe money is involved.

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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5872 on: April 20, 2018, 04:59:11 pm »
To remind the Scots of Nebraska Wesleyan?  Not sure how this is helpful.  Maybe money is involved.

Assuredly. That's how these things go, generally.
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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5873 on: April 22, 2018, 10:42:40 pm »
I would suspect MC would get at least $50k for the exhibition...maybe more. Heck, TN Tech paid us $25k for a football game. That money goes a long way for small athletics budgeting.

A chance to play on the same court Pat Summitt won 8 national championships and men's teams like UNC, UK, and Kansas have played...sign me up.
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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5874 on: April 23, 2018, 11:31:12 am »
Does anyone out there think this is useful for the teams as teams? I understand that the Scots will learn some things about playing bigger and more skilled men but what could UT get from it?  And of course money for the Scots is always scarce.

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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5875 on: April 23, 2018, 12:32:45 pm »
I would suspect MC would get at least $50k for the exhibition...maybe more. Heck, TN Tech paid us $25k for a football game. That money goes a long way for small athletics budgeting.

A chance to play on the same court Pat Summitt won 8 national championships and men's teams like UNC, UK, and Kansas have played...sign me up.

I'd be surprised if it's 50K but it's been a while since I was involved in the business of any of these transactions.
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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5876 on: April 24, 2018, 12:02:30 am »
I'm remembering that Catholic got 15K plus 100 tickets for their bball game @ Maryland this past season.

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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5877 on: April 24, 2018, 06:26:29 pm »
I'm remembering that Catholic got 15K plus 100 tickets for their bball game @ Maryland this past season.

That sounds more in line with what I'd expect.
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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5878 on: April 24, 2018, 08:38:44 pm »
I'll take your word for it in terms of the money...but if anyone can blow money it's Tennessee's athletic department ::)
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Re: MBB: USA South Conference
« Reply #5879 on: April 24, 2018, 10:36:44 pm »
I'm remembering that Catholic got 15K plus 100 tickets for their bball game @ Maryland this past season.

And that was for an actual game - not an exhibition (for either team)!
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