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A must win tonight

Post by troutputz » March 6th, 2020, 10:25 am

We have to win tonight or else we are NIT bound. That is just how it is now with mid-majors.
The ncaa as we all know has locked out the G5 conferences in football, and gradually they have been trying to make it so the basketball mid-majors have to damn near play perfect basketball to make it to the ncaa tournament.. He’ll, even one of the favored sons of the P5 in UCLA they are questioning if they make it. My gosh UCLA is in a tie for their regular season conference championship. Something has to be doone for teams who win their regular season conference championship to get to the ncaa instead of one of them losing in 3 days of March so they go to the NIT, which no matter how the ncaa makes the NIT appear, it still means Not In Tournament.

I hate having to play a team 3 times when we have beat them 2 times in the regular season. We have got to start very well tonight. Last night we shot 50% for the game and barely won. We have to do even better tonight. I thing our inside presence is an lot better than Nevada’s so hopefully that will be the difference.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Aggie19 » March 6th, 2020, 11:43 am

What if we win tonight and BSU pulls off the stunner, would that also make the championship game a must win too? I think it would. The only way we can lose one of the next two games is if SDSU is the loss. Anything else, I think we're going to NIT, no way the MW gets 3 teams in. So we should be cheering for SDSU? Right?


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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Sl7vk » March 6th, 2020, 11:47 am

Aggie19 wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 11:43 am
What if we win tonight and BSU pulls off the stunner, would that also make the championship game a must win too? I think it would. The only way we can lose one of the next two games is if SDSU is the loss. Anything else, I think we're going to NIT, no way the MW gets 3 teams in. So we should be cheering for SDSU? Right?
I've thought about this more than I should have.
I would say no.
I prefer a must win with BSU to get the automatic bid than getting SDSU and a chance based on how we perform and the mercy of the committee.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Yossarian » March 6th, 2020, 11:47 am

Aggie19 wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 11:43 am
What if we win tonight and BSU pulls off the stunner, would that also make the championship game a must win too? I think it would. The only way we can lose one of the next two games is if SDSU is the loss. Anything else, I think we're going to NIT, no way the MW gets 3 teams in. So we should be cheering for SDSU? Right?
I really think BSU is going to win tonight.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by SwaggieAggie » March 6th, 2020, 11:56 am

Sl7vk wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 11:47 am
Aggie19 wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 11:43 am
What if we win tonight and BSU pulls off the stunner, would that also make the championship game a must win too? I think it would. The only way we can lose one of the next two games is if SDSU is the loss. Anything else, I think we're going to NIT, no way the MW gets 3 teams in. So we should be cheering for SDSU? Right?
I've thought about this more than I should have.
I would say no.
I prefer a must win with BSU to get the automatic bid than getting SDSU and a chance based on how we perform and the mercy of the committee.
Honest truth, I think an at-large is almost out of the picture. MAYBE if we lose to SDSU in a competitive game we’re in, but we’re still at the mercy of the committee and even then it would be for an 11/12 seed play-in game.

Personally I’ll be cheering for Boise. I’m viewing that title game as a must win regardless of who it is and we got a better chance against them. While I don’t think the Aztecs are really a top 5 team in the nation, they are 29-1 for a reason and they know how to close out games.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Bank Shot » March 6th, 2020, 11:59 am

Williams was an animal for BSU yesterday. If he can duplicate that and neutralize Wetzell it would go a along ways towards BSU pulling it off.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by slcagg » March 6th, 2020, 12:16 pm

Meanwhile lunardi is saying 7 teams from the pac12. What a freaking joke. That conference does not deserve 4. Maybe 3.
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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Imakeitrain » March 6th, 2020, 12:38 pm

We have to win the auto bid


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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Elkaggie » March 6th, 2020, 1:09 pm

I think it’s win the whole thing or we are out.
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Re: A must win tonight

Post by j5b » March 6th, 2020, 1:17 pm

I think we get in with a win tonight, and a and loss to sdsu in final. My 2 cents :thanks: I have a sneaky suspicion were going home with that trophy hoisted over Sam's head though.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by aggies22 » March 6th, 2020, 1:19 pm

Every night from last night on is a must win.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Bank Shot » March 6th, 2020, 1:19 pm

#36 No. Iowa lost to Drake (#166) today in tourney quarter finals. So that's one more bubble dilemma that would seem to warrant winning the whole thing. A close loss to SDSU in finals might give us some leverage on them, but that's just one of many scenarios to worry about.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by SwaggieAggie » March 6th, 2020, 1:23 pm

Bank Shot wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:19 pm
#36 No. Iowa lost to Drake (#166) today in tourney quarter finals. So that's one more bubble dilemma that would seem to warrant winning the whole thing. A close loss to SDSU in finals might give us some leverage on them, but that's just one of many scenarios to worry about.
You think UNI would still hop us after that loss? Aren’t they from a one bid league?



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Blitz79 » March 6th, 2020, 1:27 pm

Are we from a one bid league? That IS the question! Maybe they are, maybe we are.They a very good season but lost bad this last game.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Elkaggie » March 6th, 2020, 1:29 pm

We gotta win out. I guarantee you if we lose they will find a way to leave us out.

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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Bank Shot » March 6th, 2020, 1:31 pm

I don't think it's a matter of them "finding a way" to leave us out. It's more those losses to AF and NM that are really the culprits.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by ThunderAggie » March 6th, 2020, 1:36 pm

SwaggieAggie wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Bank Shot wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:19 pm
#36 No. Iowa lost to Drake (#166) today in tourney quarter finals. So that's one more bubble dilemma that would seem to warrant winning the whole thing. A close loss to SDSU in finals might give us some leverage on them, but that's just one of many scenarios to worry about.
You think UNI would still hop us after that loss? Aren’t they from a one bid league?
Holy Cow I just saw that! That is HUGE...and in a bad way! UNI would probably get a bid over us. They have not lost by double digits the entire season and only have 6 losses. Plus, they have wins over South Carolina AND Colorado. This is exactly what we did not want to happen. Bid stealers from small conferences. :bangwall: :bangwall:



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Mr. Sneelock » March 6th, 2020, 1:46 pm

We have such a little man syndrome. Nobody is"looking for a way" to keep us out. I don't think there is some artificial limit on number of teams from the MW in the tourney. If we truly deserve to be in, we'll be in. If we're not, we have nobody to blame but ourselves, having blown big leads at AFA, at Boise,and at NM. There isn't any big conspiracy here. Just focus on winning the tourney, and short of that, let the chips fall where they may. It would definitely look better to lose to SadSU in the final than BSU, but I would rather beat SDSU.
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Re: A must win tonight

Post by GameFAQSAggie » March 6th, 2020, 1:54 pm

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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Bank Shot » March 6th, 2020, 2:19 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:36 pm
SwaggieAggie wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Bank Shot wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:19 pm
#36 No. Iowa lost to Drake (#166) today in tourney quarter finals. So that's one more bubble dilemma that would seem to warrant winning the whole thing. A close loss to SDSU in finals might give us some leverage on them, but that's just one of many scenarios to worry about.
You think UNI would still hop us after that loss? Aren’t they from a one bid league?
Holy Cow I just saw that! That is HUGE...and in a bad way! UNI would probably get a bid over us. They have not lost by double digits the entire season and only have 6 losses. Plus, they have wins over South Carolina AND Colorado. This is exactly what we did not want to happen. Bid stealers from small conferences. :bangwall: :bangwall:
Reality is that No Iowa by losing BIG to Drake probably just locked up the first NIT auto bid that goes to conference reg season champ that doesn't go dancin'.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by GameFAQSAggie » March 6th, 2020, 2:46 pm

Sneelock probably gets the mentality of saying we need to blame it on ourselves for the NM, Boise and Air Force losses instead of us being a mid-major from similarly seeing people in court that blame the cops for not having more important things to worry about, difficult things going on in their life, victims pissing them off making them do it, people calling the cops, the law being stupid, or accomplices making them do it. I know when we have an off the field incident, he is quick to say that it's stupid to blame anyone but the players themselves. Which is usually true with athletes from our school that get in trouble, athletes from other schools that get in trouble, and normal people that get in trouble, though the blaming the cops for being bored in the December marijuana incident with Love and Bright looks defensible in hindsight with the players getting the charges dropped.

I do agree with the original point that our losses are a bigger problem than our name.



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Re: A must win tonight

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Re: A must win tonight

Post by dogie » March 6th, 2020, 5:44 pm

Blitz79 wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Are we from a one bid league? That IS the question! Maybe they are, maybe we are.They a very good season but lost bad this last game.
Here is the difference. If the MVC regular season champion (UNI) loses in the conference tournament, there is a significant question about whether the MVC gets two bids. If the MWC regular season champion (SDSU) loses, the MWC is obviously a two-bid conference and possibly (but not likely) three.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by dogie » March 6th, 2020, 5:48 pm

Bank Shot wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 2:19 pm
ThunderAggie wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:36 pm
SwaggieAggie wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Bank Shot wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:19 pm
#36 No. Iowa lost to Drake (#166) today in tourney quarter finals. So that's one more bubble dilemma that would seem to warrant winning the whole thing. A close loss to SDSU in finals might give us some leverage on them, but that's just one of many scenarios to worry about.
You think UNI would still hop us after that loss? Aren’t they from a one bid league?
Holy Cow I just saw that! That is HUGE...and in a bad way! UNI would probably get a bid over us. They have not lost by double digits the entire season and only have 6 losses. Plus, they have wins over South Carolina AND Colorado. This is exactly what we did not want to happen. Bid stealers from small conferences. :bangwall: :bangwall:
Reality is that No Iowa by losing BIG to Drake probably just locked up the first NIT auto bid that goes to conference reg season champ that doesn't go dancin'.
I also think that UNI played themselves out of the tournament today. It is an easy reason to leave them out. The 8-seed Drake went on an 18-0 run during more than ten minutes in the second half to take a 20-point lead and then increased the lead from there.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Sl7vk » March 6th, 2020, 5:54 pm

Jerry Palm is saying UNI losing to Drake means they are out.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Yossarian » March 6th, 2020, 6:08 pm

Sl7vk wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Jerry Palm is saying UNI losing to Drake means they are out.
Love the Drake!



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by ThunderAggie » March 6th, 2020, 6:57 pm

Yossarian wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Sl7vk wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Jerry Palm is saying UNI losing to Drake means they are out.
Love the Drake!
I live 10 minutes from Drake! Go Drake...lol!



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by bluegrouse » March 6th, 2020, 8:41 pm

Let’s go!!!!!!!!!



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 6th, 2020, 11:25 pm

We have to win the tournament to get in. We are currently in the last 4 in, but will get passed up next week with p5 teams winning Q1 and Q2 games in their tournaments.



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Re: A must win tonight

Post by JonnyCienPesos » March 7th, 2020, 1:07 am

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:We have to win the tournament to get in. We are currently in the last 4 in, but will get passed up next week with p5 teams winning Q1 and Q2 games in their tournaments.
I question how you can speak with suck certainty.


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Re: A must win tonight

Post by Imakeitrain » March 7th, 2020, 9:01 am

Play to win. Playing to maybe get in if we lose, is literally for losers.


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