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The NCAA Tournament selections are being announced on CBS.

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Old 03-12-2017, 05:44 PM
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Jim Les' UC Davis is in the First Four with a chance to play #1 seed Kansas.
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Wichita State gets screwed with a #10 seed. Looks like the selection committee did not pay any attention to the other metrics and advanced analytics like they claimed they would, and fell back on the RPI when it served their purposes to screw the Shockers.
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It's official, ISU left out. And WSU was screwed with a #10 seed.

ISU was the best RPI of any team left out.
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Which just fuels the Shocker's desire to leave the MVC.
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Complete bracket-

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How long before they rename it the Power 5 tournament?
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Getting a #16 seed and being assigned to the First Four in Dayton may have been a blessing for Jim Les and UC Davis. It gives them a chance to record a win in the NCAA Tournament, and hopefully, they could still advance and play Kansas.
They will play North Carolina Central University, winner of the MEAC Conference and tournament. They are 25-8, and have an RPI of 202.

The talking heads on CBS are all agreeing that Wichita State getting a #10 seed is the biggest screw job by the committee.
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Jim Les' UC Davis is in the First Four with a chance to play #1 seed Kansas.
look at the crappy seeding they got...
it's not their fault - it's the fault of the weak conference they are in...

Coach Les and all their fans ought to be outraged at the rest of their conference for being so weak and scheduling so poorly...
the bad teams at the bottom of the Big West are dragging down and sabotaging the teams at the top...
UCD ought to look at leaving the Big West and jumping to the AAC or Mountain West to be treated more like the royalty that they are...
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Article from CBSSports.com college basketball expert Matt Norlander:
Six seeds the NCAA Tournament committee got wrong: Wichita State got jobbed
http://www.cbssports.com/college-bas...te-got-jobbed/

He lists 6 teams that the NCAA selection committee missed badly with their seeding, and Wichita State is his prime example-

Wichita State, a 30-4 nightmare of a basketball team thatís viewed by unbiased oddsmakers as a top-10 squad in college hoops, has been mercilessly jobbed for the second year in a row. The Shockers, ranked eighth in KenPom, 11th in Sagarin are ...
... are you kidding me ...
... a 10 seed.
A top-10 team gets a double-digit seed. What world is this? A flat one, obviously.
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:09 AM
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JL makes it back to the dance.

Maybe we should have stuck with him?

Not saying our current coach can't do it but we just finished the 2nd year with him so it'll take awhile.
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For those interested there are other Championships about to be determined...

The NCAA Division I Championship will be determined April 3 and of course, there are currently 68 teams still alive

The NCAA Division II Championship will be determined March 25, and there are currently just 8 teams still alive

The NCAA Division III Championship will be determined March 18, and they are down to the Final Four - Whitman, Babson, Williams, and Augustana (IL) (Augustana has Sam Koeppel from Limestone HS)

The NAIA Division I Championship will be determined March 21 and they are just starting tomorrow with 32 teams

The NAIA Division II Championship will be determined TONIGHT! The Championship game is set for 7pm on ESPN3 (if you can watch ESPN3, just click on this link to watch - LINK)
...The game is between Union College (KY) and Cornerstone Univ. (MI).
Cornerstone (Grand Rapids, MI) won in 2011 & 2015, and Union is in their 1st Title game ever but have been ranked #1 most of the season and have a 33 game winning streak!
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Bradley must upgrade and toughen up its non conference schedule. This would raise our RPI, give us better seeding in post season tournaments, help recruiting, and put more butts in the seat for home games. No more cupcakes guys.....If we want to be a top mid-major, we must schedule top opponents.
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yes, and take the 2 for 1s and away only deals.
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Wichita did get screwed. The committee else eves they are the 37th-40th best team in the country yet they are ranked 20th in the AP poll...total screw job.
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Wichita did get screwed. The committee else eves they are the 37th-40th best team in the country yet they are ranked 20th in the AP poll...total screw job.
In the end though they probably weren't going to get higher than a 7 seed so I'm not sure how difference it makes this year. And I would rather play Kentucky next than North Carolina if you were and 8-9 seed
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I used to root for Louisville because they were in the MVC back in the day. The teams are good. The fans are intense but, sportsman-like, in my experience. I can't root for them because of who is coaching them now.

I'm glad Michigan won.
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proud of Wichita - just didn't get the shot off at the end..
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I used to root for Louisville because they were in the MVC back in the day. The teams are good. The fans are intense but, sportsman-like, in my experience. I can't root for them because of who is coaching them now.

I'm glad Michigan won.
Couldn't agree more. +1000
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Bradley must upgrade and toughen up its non conference schedule. This would raise our RPI, give us better seeding in post season tournaments, help recruiting, and put more butts in the seat for home games. No more cupcakes guys.....If we want to be a top mid-major, we must schedule top opponents.
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That may be the logical conclusion to draw from this, but I believe the selection committee will still find a way to screw the MVC and other midmajors.
The 2 biggest snubs I see in the announced brackets today are with Wichita State getting an awful #10 seed, when there were some advanced analytics showing them as a Top 10 team! A #10 seed is equivalent to a team ranked around 35-40. Yet they are the #20 ranked team in the AP poll! Their RPI is 32, their BPI is #15, and their Ken Pom ranking is #8!

The other of the 2 biggest snubs was ISU not getting in the field of 68 teams. It is an insult to the MVC.
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