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#1
Quote from: IC798891 on Today at 09:12:18 AM
Quote from: Kira & Jaxon's Dad on Yesterday at 12:54:47 PM
Quote from: joelmama on Yesterday at 11:56:11 AMWouldn't a good solution be to have the HCAC and OAC merge into a 16 team league with two 8 team divisions (move Wilmington to HCAC division and have a couple of crossovers each year?

Wouldn't they lose an automatic playoff berth then?  The 2nd place team would not be guaranteed a spot.  I don't believe the NCAA would recognize it as two separate conferences/divisions/playoff births.

Yeah, I think this came up when people suggested the E8 and LL do the same. Why lose an autobid over this?

The reason to do it would be if both conferences thought they might lose schools in the next five years or so. We definitely will continue to lose small colleges, and it will almost certainly accelerate. Whether that's the right move for these two conferences is not in the scope of my post. :)
#2
I'm going to consolidate this under the Centennial Conference conversation.
#3
Quote from: Gregory Sager on February 28, 2024, 01:04:39 PM
Quote from: Pat Coleman on February 27, 2024, 08:40:25 AMThe size of the tournament changed a bit in the interim as well, right?

Yes, but I didn't want to be presumptuous and state that Elmhurst would've made it in if there had been five more Pool C berths available. I just don't remember the national 2007 scenario well enough to make that claim in 2024. And the research required to investigate and then draw that conclusion was daunting; it ate up the better part of an afternoon for me just to look up and re-read the CCIW posts from the 2006-07 season. ;)

Fair enough! I also don't have an easy way to put my hands on 2007 bracketology.
#4
Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament
February 27, 2024, 01:36:37 PM
Quote from: D3BBALL on February 27, 2024, 01:25:49 PM
Quote from: Pat Coleman on February 27, 2024, 10:46:44 AM
Quote from: Onward on, John Carroll on February 26, 2024, 09:27:38 PMJohn, Carol has the Saturday night game scheduled for 820. Was that their choice or is that NCAA mandated?

All of these game times are set by the committee intentionally, so we have games tipping off and coming down the stretch constantly. This started a few years ago.

Hi Pat, since 3 teams have to travel, why does it seem that the home teams is playing the later game the first day, in each pod. Wouldn't it be fair to have the home team and only 1 team traveling play first, when it would seem that the home team is the favorite anyways?

Thanks

Nobody in the NCAA Tournament is traveling on game day, so the thought of a game at 5:15 or even 3:30 shouldn't be an issue. Everyone is supposed to be at the site on Thursday for a practice in the game facility.

Home team always plays last, and has for as long as we've been covering this tournament. That is also mandated by the NCAA committee.
#5
The 2007 tournament had 59 teams. We didn't get to 64 in MBB until 2017.
#6
Multi-Regional Topics / Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament
February 27, 2024, 10:46:44 AM
Quote from: Onward on, John Carroll on February 26, 2024, 09:27:38 PMJohn, Carol has the Saturday night game scheduled for 820. Was that their choice or is that NCAA mandated?

All of these game times are set by the committee intentionally, so we have games tipping off and coming down the stretch constantly. This started a few years ago.
#7
The size of the tournament changed a bit in the interim as well, right?
#8
Region 1 men's basketball / Re: MBB: NESCAC
February 27, 2024, 08:38:09 AM
Thought of not worrying about travel so much is about the budget, and the budget is getting better for D-III championships, for sure. However, there are more important priorities for use of this budget, like allowing an extra team or two to fly. It makes a big difference for teams in Region 10, especially.
#9
The Coast-to-Coast, aka C2C, aka the former CAC.
#10
Quote from: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on February 23, 2024, 02:30:13 PM
Quote from: rmc1982 on February 23, 2024, 02:17:45 PMWhile I agree they DESERVE to be in I dont know if the NCAA Selection Committee will put 4 teams from a conference in UNLESS they win the tournament.I really hope I'm wrong but I don't think its as much of a lock as you think it is, Macon.

They don't think about it that way.  If the team is the best on the board, it goes in.

It certainly hasn't stopped the NESCAC or UAA from getting four teams in.
#11
Quote from: tomt4525 on February 22, 2024, 10:16:58 PMFunny Eckardt can call that shot off but couldn't call a shot clock violation near the end of the first half on a desperation 3 for RF.  Everybody in the gym saw that didn't leave the hand before the shot clock except the 3 guys in stripes.

Two guys in stripes. One tried to get them to overrule.
#12
They ended up even more terrific.
#13
Quote from: fredfalcon on February 22, 2024, 03:50:25 PMWhich Falcon Team will show up tonight? The sixteen point winner or the two point loser? RF split w/Point earlier.

I look forward to finding out in person.
#14
That was a guarantee game -- Trinity has hosted those in the past as well, paying guarantees for someone to come in.
#15
Looking into his profile a bit, Flax (listed at 5-9, 175) was not on the roster last year and had 24 catches for 201 and 2 TDs the year before. Biggest game was against D-II Missouri S&T (5-40-1).

He might make a big impact but he was in the Pioneer League, the non-scholarship D-I FCS conference.