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The more I watched the bubble action this weekend, the more I now believe we would have had to have won 2 games in the big 12 tourney. I don't see 19 wins getting it done.
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Did we submit our host site paperwork or are we going to go the women's soccer team route?
If we had beat OSU I would be shocked if we weren't in the field... But we will never know. I guess we will sort of know based on our NIT seed.
Down year in NCAAs and down year in B12, yet we still miss the dance. Smh.
Don't know where I saw it, but someone said we put in the paperwork to host the first 3 rounds (until MSG)
we have good company with our neighbors. Looks like the state of Texas will be totally shut out from the field this year after Stephen F Austin lost their championship game last night.
No Texas Tech
No Sam Houston St
Very bad year for Texas hoops
That is crazy...am I right in assuming that's never happened??
I think we would have made it in with the win over OSU, although it seems like getting to 20 wins is pretty important based on the 'experts' projections so far. I don't see any reason to think they will be too off. The only reason I think we could have made it in with the win over OSU is the large amount of other bubble teams that also lost games they needed to win.
Agree. La Salle, Boise, Tennesse, Virginia, Alabama, Arizona State, Kentucky, and Middle Tennesse State all lost games that they needed to win. Besides the OSU loss, it was the perfect scenario for us.
I believe we ave submitted to host until the semi-finals
Too many elite athletes playing basketball staying in Texas with the skilled basketball players going elsewhere?
Supposedly it did not happen in 1977. At least that's what the SA express news said.
I thought that the higher-seeded team hosted each game. I remember us hosting Georgetown in 2009 when I'm sure they could have put more butts in the stands.
First time since 1977 that no Texas teams will be in the tourney, but that was when only 32 teams got in, not 64, I mean 68.
I laughed at one blog that said "But we are going to rock the National Intramural Tournament."
we probably could have had more "butts in the seats" for that game had we had a larger arena. It was a sellout and the place was rocking.
Georgetown averaged just over 12,000 that season...Verizon seats about 20,000
Typically the lower seeded team however there are some exception not unlike NCAAs for baseball/softball/soccer
BaylorBears.com reports the attendance was around 8,500, but I also remember that game being a sellout.
Are NIT games always on different nights than WBB NCAA tourney? If not, could Lady Bears hosting hinder our hosting chances?
They will schedule around it if the bid is good enough.
The committee says that want people to schedule tough non-league opponents, but ultimately they have a hard time passing on teams that played crappy non-league schedules, crappy league schedules and won 24 games.
If I were the committee, I would NEVER allow a situation occur like no teams from the state of Texas...terrible for ratings. In situations like this, I would make sure ratings were considered in my decisions on bubble teams. This wouldn't affect the integrity of the field, as the bubble teams are largely indistinguishable. And, none of these bubbles are a threat to win it all.
This seems to be the case and something to consider for future non-con scheduling. No need to go extreme with the cupcakes but make a slight adjustment in philosophy.
interesting..I reserve the right to be wrong once a year. I hate to cash it in this early.
Vids on YouTube it looks like a full house...ESPN Boxscore has it listed as 8400 and some change too. I cheered that game from what I remember so was probably a little less attentive to attendance than I would have been had I been in The Bear Pit.
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