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The Mid Major Thread

Discussion in 'College Basketball Forum' started by ericd7633, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. BoiseStateFan27

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    WHOA

    @Deep Creek THERE'S MORE OF YOU!!
     



  2. BoiseStateFan27

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    There's a MWC thread, but we don't even deserve it
     
  3. ericd7633

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    Furman moves to 7-0(against D1 teams). With I think that's 5 true road wins now. Still have road games left at LSU and at ETSU. A split there, and I think they can afford a couple losses in the So. Con and still have a great case for an at-large bid. Nova is for sure going to be a Q1 win. Loyola has an outside shot to be a Q1 win, looking more likely a Q2 win though.
     
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    Anyone see New Mexico St. almost beat Kansas on their home floor?

    They had Kansas on the ropes.
     
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    What's the current status of UTEP hoops Fit? I left El Paso in 2008. Viewing from afar, Haskins has to be turning over in his grave with how bad the basketball has been lately.
     
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    Barbie left the program in outstanding shape but Tim Floyd came in and ruined it. It was 7 years of hell where he ran off good recruits, embarrassed the himself and the brand. In the end, even his most loyal fans turned on him.

    Now we got a new guy and he is turning this team around just like Gillespie did a few years back. Look for them to get some impressive wins this year and make some serious noise next year.
     
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    Eye test wise, keep an eye out for UPenn.

    Man, those guys can score.

    I expect them to make mincemeat out of the Ivy League.
     
  8. ericd7633

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    And they are doing this without their best player. Really impressive.
     
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    Big opportunity for Lipscomb tonight
     
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    My all time favorite mid majors:
    UTEP:always enjoyed watching aDon Haskins coached team.
    Ohio U.: Growing up in southern Ohio allowed me to go to a few of their games.
    App. St.:Always loved the school and in college I was my schools basketball manager and got the chance to play against them my freshman year.
    St. Bonnaventure: loved the name and enjoyed watching their team last year.
    Temple: Always enjoyed watching John Chaney coached teams.
     
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    ODU picks up a nice win for CUSA by beating Syracuse on the road.
     
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    another shitty OOC season for Syracuse

    laughable that the media tried to hype them up
     
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    Grlood win for Belmont over ucla
     
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    I'll tell you what . Drake may be the best team in the MVC. 9-2 ( only losses to Colorado and Iowa St in a game they led the whole way ). Really nice neutral court win over New Mexico St tonight . With Loyola looking down the MVC is up for grabs and I think the Buildings may be the best bet
     
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    This Drake - San Diego game has been awesome
     
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    The MVC is really up for grabs. Drake got a nice couple wins this weekend. Indiana St is looking good, relatively speaking with their only losses to TCU, North Texas and Ball State. Also has wins over WKU, UNLV and Colorado. Between them the resumes are very similar. I still think Illinois State has the best talent. But they are just 7-6. But they have played a much tougher SOS than the other two IMO. I'd still lean Illinois State, based on roster, but it wouldn't surprise me if 1 of 5 teams won it.
     
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    That was a hell of a game tonight man Don't know if you watched it but really great game
     
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    I watched very little of it. And didn't see either overtime. Kind of bummed I missed it. I always enjoy a good game against high quality mid majors.
     
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    I've dropped off from paying attention the last few weeks

    Do we have some mid-majors showing at-large bid potential?

    You would think there will be more available with how awful the Pac-12 is looking
     
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    I think at this point Buffalo, Nevada and Gonzaga are clearly getting an at large big should they not win their respective conference tournament.

    Teams that can probably afford maybe a loss or maybe two in conference(probably not though) Utah State, Belmont, San Francisco, and maybe one of St Louis or VCU in the A-10.

    The problem this year for the mid majors is that alot of these are a lot deeper than they normally are, meaning it's going to be difficult to run through, for example, the So Con with just a loss. It's a bummer because there are some good mids this year. It'll be interesting to see how the committee treats the mids in comparison to the difference in the NET and the RPI. If you were a mid majors in the 30's/40's of the RPI you had basically a zero percent chance of getting an at large. Will they treat the similar rated teams in NET the same or not? That's what I'll be taking away the most in this first year.