Pick conference tourney champs

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  1. ThePhog08

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    ACC - Call me crazy - UNC
    Atlantic- Richmond, I think Dayton gets clipped before the big dance
    American - Wichita State
    Big 12 - KU
    Big East - Seton Hall
    B1G - Michigan State over
    Pac 12 - Ducks
    SEC - Auburn
     
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    Well, I’m feeling pretty good about Azubuike’s health, but I’m a little worried about Garrett moving forward. Plus, Dotson may have tweaked his ankle last night.
     
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    Florida St
    Dayton
    Tulsa
    KU
    Seton Hall
    Michigan St
    Arizona
    Kentucky
     
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    What's this?

    Iowa State is not gonna get their obligatory conference tournament title this year?.......;)
     
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    I doubt it will be Kansas/Baylor in the Championship game.
     
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    Crazy. You think a thin, injury plagued team is gonna win 5 games in 5 days? Good luck.
     
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    Big 12 tourney is always a toss up. Its a hero ball haven for the underdogs. It just sucks not winning it b/c it feels like a momentum crusher going into the tourney---Even as a #1. Kinda lets doubt creep in. Winning it is a huge bonus though---esp as a fan. Its crazy to think that we could still have ten more games to play this season if we somehow run the table.
     
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    Matters the team and coach.
    Tech used it as a way to get their team motivated by losing last year.

    Just matters where you are at.

    I have seen it with Baylor already. They could easily lose to a highly motivated team.

    I am thinking the winner comes from the Texas, Tech, OU and WVU group.
     
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    I'll just do the P5

    ACC - Duke
    Big 12 - Kansas
    Big 10 - Michigan State
    SEC - Kentucky
    Pac - Arizona
     
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    B1G-OHIO STATE
    Big 12-KANSAS
    Big East-VILLANOVA
    Pac 12-COLORADO
    ACC-FSU
    SEC-UK
    AAC-WICHITA STATE
    WCC-GONZAGA
    A10-DAYTON
    MWC-SAN DIEGO STATE
    MVC-LOYOLA CHICAGO
    MAC-AKRON
    CUSA-LA TECH
    SUNBELT-TEXAS STATE
    SOUTHERN-UNC GREENSBORO
    IVY-YALE
    BIG SKY-NORTHERN COLORADO
    CAA-TOWSON
    SUMMIT-NDSU
    BIG WEST-UC IRVINE
    MAAC-MONMOUTH
    WAC-NEW MEXICO STATE
    PATRIOT-BOSTON U
    HORIZON-NORTHERN KENTUCKY
    AMER EAST-VERMONT
    ATL SUN-LIBERTY
    NORTHEAST-SACRED HEART
    SOUTHLAND-STEPHEN F AUSTIN
    OVC-MURRAY STATE
    BIG SOUTH-WINTHROP
    SOUTHWESTERN-PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
    MEAC-NORFOLK STATE
     
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    If you hit 90% I will have to give you credit
     
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    If I hit above 50% I'll be happy. This is a total crap shoot. Some of the mid majors I picked because I put money on them since I liked the odds they were getting.
     
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    ACC: Duke
    American: UConn
    A10: Dayton
    Big 10: MSU
    Big 12: Texas Tech
    Big East: Villanova
    Mountain West: SDSU
    Pac 12: Arizona State
    SEC: Florida
    WCC: Gonzaga

    I'm making some gutsy picks here, KU will get upset by someone random like UT in the QFs and then steamrolls through the NCAAT to win the chip.
     
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    Interesting. Very interesting...

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    Don't know how these numbers are calculated, but I'd say slightly less than 1% chance for UNC is fair.

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    This is a list of Kansas' Kryptonite. Give me the big boys all day every day.

    A10-DAYTON
    MWC-SAN DIEGO STATE
    MVC-LOYOLA CHICAGO
    MAC-AKRON
    CUSA-LA TECH
    SUNBELT-TEXAS STATE
    SOUTHERN-UNC GREENSBORO
    IVY-YALE
    BIG SKY-NORTHERN COLORADO
    CAA-TOWSON
    SUMMIT-NDSU
    BIG WEST-UC IRVINE
    MAAC-MONMOUTH
    WAC-NEW MEXICO STATE
    PATRIOT-BOSTON U
    HORIZON-NORTHERN KENTUCKY
    AMER EAST-VERMONT
    ATL SUN-LIBERTY
    NORTHEAST-SACRED HEART
    SOUTHLAND-STEPHEN F AUSTIN
    OVC-MURRAY STATE
    BIG SOUTH-WINTHROP
    SOUTHWESTERN-PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
    MEAC-NORFOLK STATE
     
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    Laughing WTF?
     
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    Not bad but would never pick uf in the SEC. They can’t put 2 meaningful wins back to back. I’d go UVA in the ACC.
     
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    The Illini will win the Big 10
     
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    Matters the seeding for the Big 12 Tournament.

    Regarding the schools outside of Kansas and Baylor I have to go with OU.

    The way they are playing defense and how efficient Doolittle is makes them a huge threat.

    I would put it as this...
    1. OU
    2. Texas
    3. Tech
    4. WVU

    Tech loses on Saturday I may have to change it because it could mean they would have to make a run.
     
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    ACC - FSU
    Atlantic- Dayton
    American - Wichita State
    Big 12 - KU
    Big East - Villanova
    B1G - MSU
    Pac 12 - Oregon
    SEC - Kentucky
     
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    WVU has been to either the big 12 finals (3) or seminfinals(last season) every year since 2015 and I dont see that changing this year. Bob Huggins teams tend to always play really well in a neutral tournament setting, even when they are struggling as we are now. This goes back to even the Big East days.
     
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    Matters the seeding
    Best case scenario is playing Tech in the quarterfinals.
    Then playing Kansas in the semifinals
    I do think WVU matches up better with KU than anyone of that group.

    Teams who space the floor and can hit shots gives your defense issues.
    Hard for your bigs to play on the perimeter.
     
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    Don’t like UK for the SEC. we basically play 5.5 players if possible. That’s a lot of minutes.ill take Awwburn, but UK goes further in the big dance.
     
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    ACC- FSU
    AAC- I don't even know who's in that conference
    American- ^
    B12- KU
    BEast- Nova
    B14- MSU
    Pac 12- Bill Walton
    SEC- Kentucky if Hagans is still on the team by then
     
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    ACC- Louisville
    B10- Michigan
    B12- Baylor
    SEC- Kentucky
    P12- Arizona
     
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    I flipped over to the Washington/Arizona State game and watched a couple of minutes and Bill Walton called one of the Washington players a shriveling midget lol
     
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    ACC- Louisville
    Big East- Seton Hall
    Big XII- Kansas
    Big Ten- Michigan State
    Pac 12- Arizona
    SEC- LSU

    AAC- Houston
    Atlantic 10- Dayton
    MAC- Akron
    MVC- Northern Iowa
    MWC- Utah State (SDSU is looking shaky)
    SoCon- East Tennessee State
    WCC- Gonzaga
     
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    Northern Iowa already out.
    Took a lopsided L against their biggest rival in Drake.

    MVC is now wide open
     
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    I kind of expected this. They just played Drake on Saturday.

    I think Drake could make a run to the Finals, but I think ultimately it will be Loyola winning it. I had them winning it all, beating UNI and the MVC getting two teams in.

    Unfortunately, now I think this knocks UNI (23-6) out and frees a spot for another team hovering just above .500 :confused:

    UNI had looked like a tournament team for most of the season, but they just didn't have those "resume" wins save for the win over an overrated Colorado team and winning their conference outright.

    The MVC should look into adopting something similar to the WCC to protect their best teams a little more, while still leaving the possibility of anyone from the conference having the chance at the auto-bid.
     
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    Wow. Huge. They beat Drake by 27 in the regular season finale. Lose to the same team by 21 in the MWC Quaterfinals. Will be interesting to see if they get an at-large. I'd rather see them than a team that went 8-12 in league play.
     
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    That's what I'm saying.

    If you've cared enough to watch Northern Iowa basketball at any point this season, you can see that they passed the eye test as a tournament-caliber basketball team.

    They have a decent record, but they don't have the flare and all the bells and whistles to go with it.
     
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    Northern Iowa is a very well coached team.
    Tough matchup for anyone.

    Do they get an at large bid?

    I wouldn't say that for sure. I have seen better teams from mid majors left out.
     
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    I disagree with this take, UNI looked like horse manure today.

    Purdue and Minnesota would blow out Drake imo.
     
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    UNI > Purdue > Minnesota

    But also,

    Iowa > everyone SmokinSmile
     
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    I say this with respect, not at all salty about 2010... **** UNI, **** them in their ******* ***
     
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    Got eem.
     
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    Everyone has crap games. No one should be defined by a single contest. They looked really, really solid in Cancun. Beat South Carolina. Probably should have beaten West Virginia. WVU got a rebound and a put-back with less than 20 seconds left, to put them up by 1. I thought the WVU player went over the back. That was a tough loss. They also beat Colorado in Boulder. Still a top 50 team in the NET and KenPom. Definitely not a lock to make the tournament. Wouldn't be surprised to see them get the Saint Mary's treatment. Would just prefer to see a team like them, a true mid-major which has showed they can compete with the big boys, as opposed to a sub .500 team in conference play.

    Agreed. If I'm a 5 seed, I wouldn't be excited about playing Northern Iowa. They are very, very capable of knocking off a top 20 team. East Tennessee State would be the most dangerous potential 12 seed. But UNI comes next, IMO.
     
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    Fvck Murray State. They had the championship in their hand.
     
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    I don't get why all small school conferences don't do the WCC style. The whole point for small conferences should be to get your best team into the tournament.

    Gonzaga is playing their first game of the WCC conference tournament in a half hour and it is a semi-final game.
     
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