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2017-18 Schedule Thread

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by GiantKiller_Co, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. GiantKiller_Co

    GiantKiller_Co Specialist

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  2. dr. gunnie

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    A possible match up with Coach Konkol - nice!

    It's an interesting setup. In years past you have 4 better schools host 2 games before Cancun with 4 lower schools going on the road for two games. I just don't know with those schools that were announced if we will be a top 4 hosting school, or a bottom four school that will be on the road?

    Rhode Island was a host school two years ago.
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  3. Washingtonian

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    And Tony Skinn.
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  4. MasonSAE4

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    Looks like out of the bunch we'd host but if the remaining teams announced are all P5/AAC/Big East teams we'd probably get bumped. We're on the bubble. At this point though, f*ck it. Let's schedule every game next year on the road.
  5. gmu05

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    When are they going to start playing in real tournaments again?
  6. DJ3

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    When we make the NCAA Tournament hahah.
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  7. MasonFanatic

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    The Cancun tournament is a different format than most of the ones we're used to lately. They have two 4-team brackets in Cancun (so only 2 games for each school in Cancun), and then the 4 headliner schools also host 2 home games against the lower level schools. Cancun usually has 1 or 2 P5s along with the MVC/A10/CUSA type schools among the 4 teams headlining the event (Riviera Division), and the other 4 teams are low to mid-majors (OVC/Sun Belt/A-Sun/etc) in their own bracket (Mayan Division). I guess with Phil Knight's new event, Cancun couldn't get a P5 participant this year?

    To me, Daniel Allar's tweet reads like those 4 teams (including us) are the headliners.
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    Only half the field announced in the tweet. So, we'll see who else gets picked up. From the looks of it, those are the four road teams (Evansville, Fresno St., GMU, La Tech).
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    If I were to guess they will include a team from the SEC, Big 12, and possibly Conference USA or Big East.

    Still a nice tourney to play in!
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    LA Tech is in CUSA. :)
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    Seeeee my prophecy has come true! ;)
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  12. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

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    All of the schools for the Cancun Challenge have been announced - nothing to write home about:

    Featured in the Riviera Division:

    Evansville - Missouri Valley
    Fresno State - Mountain West
    George Mason - Atlantic 10
    Louisiana Tech - Conference USA

    Featured in the Mayan Division:
    Binghamton - America East
    Cal State Northridge - Big West
    Montana State - Big Sky
    Southeast Missouri State - Ohio Valley
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    My god........

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  14. GiantKiller_Co

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    No P5s this year
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    I know I'm getting pumped up for a possible matchup with Cal State Northridge! But for real, the only team I could care about seeing is La. Tech with Konkol and Skinn. Past that there is nobody that even remotely excites me.
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    Hey--I think Binghamton is Tony Kornheiser's alma mater! Maybe he'll give us a shout out on his podcast if we play each other!
  17. MasonFanatic

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    Assuming the same format as last year, we will play two of the Riviera Division teams in Cancun, and host two of the Mayan Division teams in Fairfax.

    Last year the Riviera Division games in Cancun were televised on CBS SportsNet.
  18. GMUgemini

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    Fresno State might be a good team next season. They finished the regular season at 19-11 this year and are a top 100 RPI team and they return four of their top 5 scorers.

    If they could somehow gift us games against Fresno State and Louisiana Tech, and the two least egregious of the teams in the other division, we'd come out of the tournament OK.
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    I'd rather go undefeated at a "meh" tournament -- especially with a team that returns zero seniors and will be breaking in three new freshmen -- than start next season by getting our doors blown off.
  20. dr. gunnie

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    I just worry what the committee is going to say about our schedule next year if we are on the bubble... but my guess is we'll get the automatic bid and it won't matter.
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