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#1
Men's Basketball / Re: NCAA Tournament
March 21, 2023, 04:47:42 PM
Quote from: smidge34 on March 20, 2023, 09:30:45 PM
Quote from: ERacerHead on March 20, 2023, 06:28:57 PMMakes me wish we still had last year's coach and most of last year's team.  We could have won the MVC and beaten Miami and Indiana.  But it never had a chance to happen.  Now who knows when, if ever, we'll make it back into the tournament again.

Shoot man we've been better than the rest of the MVC several times lately and that's recruiting in the OVC lol. We finished middle of the pack with a ragtag collection of 12 new scholarship players this year. I ain't skeered a lick.
You are right again.  I just get discouraged occasionally thinking how close we have been to breaking through to the sweet sixteen so many times, but....(insert key injury, key call, key turnover here).  So many "if only's" and now to see this year's sweet sixteen populated by underdogs sorta bothers me.  
Getting in the tournament is hard.  Yes, you are correct, we will get back again probably sooner than later.  But winning once is hard and winning twice has not been possible for us.  I just can't help but think of what could have been this year.  
#2
Men's Basketball / Re: NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2023, 06:28:57 PM
Makes me wish we still had last year's coach and most of last year's team.  We could have won the MVC and beaten Miami and Indiana.  But it never had a chance to happen.  Now who knows when, if ever, we'll make it back into the tournament again.
#3
Men's Basketball / Re: NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2023, 05:50:31 PM
It's still hard to conceive of a sweet sixteen without Duke, UNC, Syracuse, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, etc.  Its a new world and I'm loving it.
#4
Men's Basketball / Re: NCAA Tournament
March 20, 2023, 05:23:19 PM
You need to correct this fast.  FDU and Duke lost.
#5
The Myrtle Beach Invitational was fun to attend, but I wonder how much it helped any of the participants.  The winner, UMASS didn't finish with a winning record, and only two teams, A&M and Boise State, made the NCAA tournament and both were bounced in round one.  Even though Texas A&M finished second in the SEC both in the  regular season and tournament, they were seeded behind lesser SEC teams in part because they lost to  teams like us.
My question is what incentive will teams like Texas A&M have in the future for entering tournaments where they might lose to a Murray State.  I am worried that the message the committee sent to A&M this year is going to make it incredibly difficult for MVC teams to improve their NET rankings.
#6
Men's Basketball / Re: Drake vs Miami, Florida
March 18, 2023, 04:59:43 PM
Was surprised DeVries was capable of an off night like that after the games I have watched him play.  Wish it would have happened in the MVC quarterfinals.  It reminded me of the night DT Mayes had when we played Duke and lost by 3.  DT was a great 3 point specialist and think he went 1/9 that game from deep.
I was really disappointed in Drake since my final four was Drake, Arizona, Memphis and UCLA.  Really glad I don't bet on sports!
#7
Men's Basketball / A mismatch
March 16, 2023, 06:30:34 PM
What exactly is a mismatch in D1 basketball?  I've heard the term for decades but am really unclear what it means.  I get the extremes.  For example if a 5 footer is guarding a 7 footer in the paint, that's a mismatch.  But coaches talk about mismatches all the time among really talented players, so I get confused.  Anyone have any guidance?  Thanks!
#8
Men's Basketball / Re: You've got to OVC it.....
March 16, 2023, 06:25:26 PM
You win the conference and lose the conference Tournament you get an automatic NIT bid.  Congrats to Morehead.
#10
Men's Basketball / Re: MVC Tournament
March 13, 2023, 09:34:36 AM
I was watching the ESPN hosts picks after the selection show last night and two of them had Miami in the Final Four.  Apparently they haven't seen Drake play.
#11
Women's Basketball / Re: Katelyn Young POY?
March 11, 2023, 07:45:58 AM
Quote from: smidge34 on March 10, 2023, 10:44:07 PMI was under the impression POY was a regular season award?
You are correct and I was wrong.  The Illinois State player, Paige Robinson, won it a few days ago.
#12
Women's Basketball / Re: Katelyn Young POY?
March 10, 2023, 05:25:25 PM
I think she has done enough, but really needed 3 more points.  Had we won today and upset the #1 seed, that might have clinched it.  As it is, I think the POY is still playing.
#13
Men's Basketball / Re: MVC Tournament
March 08, 2023, 12:42:06 PM
I'm watching the ACC tournament now and seeing #8 Syracuse currently being smoked by a #9 Wake.  Looking at the Big Ten and SEC seedings as well and seeing how many former Final Four teams are double digit seeds in their conference tournaments.  It's hard to stay at the top of heap in a good conference.  We have our work cut out for us.
#14
Men's Basketball / Re: MVC Tournament
March 06, 2023, 05:03:09 PM
While you are making some valid points wkeown, the move is made and our only option is too look ahead.  There is zero chance that we'll ever return to the OVC.  Besides, like smidge said, this is a fun conference to be a part of. I had  I actually agree with a lot if what you are saying, I just prefer being happy with where we are rather than regret leaving where we were.  Going to have to readjust my values though and appreciate the regular season games more since post season appearances will likely be much less frequent.
#15
Men's Basketball / Re: MVC Tournament
March 06, 2023, 08:38:29 AM
Lunardi has #12 Drake playing a #5 Miami in the Midwest.  I know which 12-5 upset I'm picking.
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