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College Basketball 2020-21: General Talk (Baylor Wins Title)


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#41 SportsGuy

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 05:02 PM

I’m guessing all the November and December tourneys won’t happen this year.

Probably won’t see basketball until at least January...just do conference play.

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 07:46 AM

CBS Sports: College basketball rankings: Illinois surges into top 10 after Ayo Dosunmu withdraws from NBA Draft
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Posted 08 August 2020 - 06:36 PM

BSL: Big Ten Basketball stands to be loaded next season…if they play

https://www.baltimor...-seasonif-play/


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 07:38 PM

I'm kinda surprised by basically anyone deciding to return to school, with all the uncertainty it seems you'd want to ensure you'll get paid somehow 



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Posted 08 September 2020 - 05:59 PM



#46 Mackus

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 06:20 PM

Virtual classes for all the players I guess makes this possible. Any schools doing only in-person classes wouldn't be able to participate.

#47 Chris B

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 10:44 AM

Source: All ACC programs agreed earlier today to have every single Division 1 team in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Several are expected to release official statements later today. This is being done to "celebrate" college basketball.
 
 
 

This is so goddamn stupid.



#48 You Play to Win the Game

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 10:47 AM

F that.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 10:53 AM

Im surprised to hear that Coach K is spearheading this.

 

Why have the regular season, just do a pre season and have the 400 game tourney.



#50 Chris B

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 11:52 AM

If this happens, you can kiss a 68-team NCAAT in the future goodbye.

 

I know they're already saying this is a one-time-only thing for this year, but undoubtedly it will lead to further tournament expansion.


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 11:56 AM

The tournament is perfect and is inclusive of teams from every orifice of the sport, unlike most sports. Leave it the hell alone.

I can understand the urge to makeup some lost revenue, but not at the expense of basically ruining a great setup.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 12:34 PM

They got worried about UNC not making it this year lol



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 12:36 PM

They got worried about UNC not making it this year lol

I doubt Duke is worried about UNC. LOL



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 01:38 PM

The tournament is perfect and is inclusive of teams from every orifice of the sport, unlike most sports. Leave it the hell alone.

I can understand the urge to makeup some lost revenue, but not at the expense of basically ruining a great setup.

 

What's funny is that I'd imagine the networks (ESPN, FOX, even CBS frankly) probably aren't too happy about this from a ratings/financial side of things, because it severely impacts the importance of regular season games.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 01:44 PM

What's funny is that I'd imagine the networks (ESPN, FOX, even CBS frankly) probably aren't too happy about this from a ratings/financial side of things, because it severely impacts the importance of regular season games.

Exactly. Being glued to the TV for 4 straight days from noon til Midnight to decide who the final 16 are is nothing short of amazing. It's 4 of the very best sports days of the year, and this harms that. I think it would be moronic.


“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 01:56 PM

It's dumb because 178 teams are going to train to play one game. In only two to three rounds of a 357 teams play tournament you're almost right back to a regular tournament size anyway. If you had a play in to get to 356 teams, Round one would get to 178 teams. Round two would get to 89 teams. Have another play in to get to 88. then you get to 44 teams after round three. 

 

Rather if they can't play basketball this November/December, then maybe when they can hopefully by January with a vaccine coming, the have conference only round robin, so 10-15 games, followed by conference tournaments, and a regular NCAA tournament. 


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:11 PM

Including every school would be silly, but this would be a nice chance for some of the solid mid-majors who don't win their conference tournament and have no chance at an at-large bid to get a legitimate shot.

 

Just for an example, 2017-18 Vermont missed the tournament while going 15-1 in conference play because they lost to UMBC. Obviously UMBC did alright for itself, but Vermont could've also made some noise in the tournament that year. 



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:13 PM

Including every school would be silly, but this would be a nice chance for some of the solid mid-majors who don't win their conference tournament and have no chance at an at-large bid to get a legitimate shot.

 

Just for an example, 2017-18 Vermont missed the tournament while going 15-1 in conference play because they lost to UMBC. Obviously UMBC did alright for itself, but Vermont could've also made some noise in the tournament that year. 

you can always find a case for the odd school left out or left in.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 02:45 PM

you can always find a case for the odd school left out or left in.

Obviously, but I'd much rather see a good mid-major get a shot than a power conference school that finished two games below .500 in conference play. Which would be more fun to see make the Sweet 16 as an 11-seed, someone like Vermont or Montana or a random power conference school like Oklahoma State? I know my answer. 



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Posted 24 September 2020 - 11:04 PM

"Let's 'celebrate' college basketball by replacing our signature event of the season with the worst idea in the history of ever."

 

- No one, except the idiots of the ACC


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