What do you think of Butler's seed? Too high? Just right?
What do you think of Butler's seed? Too high? Just right?
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Yeah, #3 seems a little high. Sagarin has them at #19 in the country, which is about a #5 seed. They do have the #8 hardest schedule played in all of basketball though; the only teams ranked ahead of them by Sagarin who have played a harder schedule are Louisville and Baylor. Butler is 4-1 against Sagarin's top 25 and 9-1 against the top 50.
Not sure which is worse:
1) The Oregon player with one of the worst flops of all-time. Obviously 100% thrown backwards of his own accord, and quite delayed from the contact as well.
2) Alabama-Birmingham and Lousiana Tech had a brawl. Due to the "if you get off the bench and set one foot on the court, you get automatically ejected" rule, Louisiana Tech had to finish the final 6 minutes of the game without a full team on the court. UAB was playing 5 on 4 and still managed to get outscored for those 6 minutes!
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Despite the questionable ruling at the end, big win for Purdue at 20-2 Maryland!
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Excellent game in Bloomington tonight between IU & Purdue. A ton of emotion and intensity from both teams.
How is Wisconsin not on this list?
If the sweet 16 looks like that, I think it would be Villanova beating North Carolina for the national title.
By the way, is a winning (or at least .500) record required to for an NIT bid? I'm beginning to worry about Ohio State's eligibility.
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If Lunardi is saying that 7 B1G teams make the tourney, What does IU need to do (and have others do) to make the tourney?
IU has the looks of a team that is done. Purdue was their last gasp and now the air is out of the balloon.
Purdue, Notre Dame, Butler, Valpo and maybe IPFW (if they win their league) represent Indiana in the tourney this year.
When IU was good they were off-limits on this thread.
I was ready to make a move once the Crean arguments started again.
I guess Northwestern is the real deal?
Butler has some real issues right now. Definitely not the same team that beat Northwestern (yes, Northwestern), Arizona, Utah, UC, IU and Villanova earlier this year. That's what the #4 seed is riding on right now.
I think Butler ends up at a 5 or 6 seed before it's all said and done. For the first time in a long time, Butler might be a one and done in the NCAA tourney this year. Again, they have real issues defensively and offense is stagnant for long periods of time during games. Holt is still playing around starting lineups and essentially benching their "best" player of Kelan Martin to take pressure off him. A real mess.
I'm not sure Holtmann would be a "no-brainer" for the IU job if IU was looking. Butler has essentially turned into "IU light" for the past 1.5 months.
Conversely, maybe Butler just over-achieved in November, December and first of January? Water eventually finds it level. The Big East is a grind and Butler is still talent and athletic deficient compared to other teams in the conference.
Bubble Watch (ESPN) says:
http://www.espn.com/ncb/bubblewatchThere are a few notes worth jotting down. The omissions of Wisconsin and Cincinnati, and Gonzaga's slot as the fourth No. 1 seed, seem to indicate an ongoing preference for quality wins and/or schedule rigor over sheer record sheen. The RPI -- for another year, anyway -- remains the committee's preeminent metric; 11 of the top 16 seeds fell within three spots of their RPI ranking. The only outlier in this regard, West Virginia, arrived with wins over Kansas, Baylor and Virginia (on the road), which dovetails neatly with the first point. That Purdue joined the Badgers on the outside of the top 16 could indicate that the committee -- maybe rightly so -- is less than impressed with the Big Ten overall.
5 Games left, Purdue holds the tie-breaker vs. Maryland and Wisconsin with head-to-head wins. Can the Boilermakers pull off another one or does Wisconsin hold on?
Wisconsin 10-2 .833 69.3 61.6 21-4 .840 73.8 60.4 13-1 5-2 3-1 8-2 L1 Maryland 10-3 .769 74.8 68.3 22-4 .846 75.5 66.8 12-3 7-1 3-0 8-2 W2 Purdue 10-3 .769 78.4 69.0 21-5 .808 81.3 66.2 13-2 4-3 4-0 8-2 W4 Northwestern 8-5 .615 69.4 65.9 19-7 .731 73.1 64.7 12-3 5-3 2-1 7-3 L1 Michigan State 8-5 .615 70.9 68.4 16-10 .615 71.8 68.5 12-2 2-4 2-4 5-5 W2 Minnesota 7-6 .538 73.2 71.8 19-7 .731 75.2 68.3 14-3 4-4 1-0 5-5 W4 Michigan 6-6 .500 74.5 70.6 16-9 .640 74.6 65.5 13-3 1-6 2-0 5-5 W2 Iowa 6-7 .462 76.3 79.8 14-12 .538 80.5 77.9 12-3 1-7 1-2 5-5 L2 Penn State 6-8 .429 69.4 72.8 14-13 .519 72.2 71.8 9-5 4-5 1-3 4-6 L1 Nebraska 5-8 .385 73.4 75.2 11-14 .440 71.4 71.6 8-6 2-6 1-2 2-8 W1 Indiana 5-9 .357 74.4 76.3 15-12 .556 80.3 71.7 13-4 1-6 1-2 4-6 L4 Ohio State 5-9 .357 71.0 74.9 15-12 .556 72.9 69.2 12-4 3-7 0-1 5-5 L2 Illinois 4-9 .308 66.4 72.5 14-12 .538 73.1 71.4 10-5 1-5 3-2 3-7 L1 Rutgers 2-12 .143 59.4 71.2 13-14 .481 66.1 66.7 9-4 3-9 1-1 2-8 L3
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