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7 hours ago, northwillriseagain said:

^^^ tweet loaded weird, he was asked, which team has the best chance at a bubble run late.

^^^ the idiot was asked, what does Nebraska have to do to get into the tournament.

 

so by his answer and our schedule. We’re in.

 

Well the good news is we won't be playing any more last-place teams so take THAT, Lunardi!!

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3 hours ago, Cookie Miller Wasn't Dirty said:

 

I've definitely heard more Nebraska fans complaining about the media bashing the Big Ten than I've actually heard the media bashing the Big Ten. They're calling us the 5th best conference, and they're saying we're probably only going to get four teams in. Is that really overblowing it? Are there really more than four teams deserving of a bid right now? Yeah, you can argue that Nebraska and Penn State are playing tournament-quality ball. But everything considered, they are definitely bubble teams and IMO deserve to be on the outside looking in right now.

Okay, I guess that argument has some basis. For sure we don't have nearly as many "Locks" as usual this time of year. 

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23 hours ago, HuskerFever said:

SOME BIG GAMES AHEAD!

 

Tuesday's Games of Interest:

 

Illinois/Michigan State - played Illinois twice and also keeping MSU out of #1
Rutgers/Ohio State - looking to get OSU in the #1 spot
West Virginia/Baylor - need to knock off Baylor
Mississippi State/Texas A&M - going with A&M here
Boston College/NC State - win/win game
Creighton/Butler - another win/win game
The Citadel/East Tennessee State - need to quiet ETSU
Buffalo/Miami (OH) - need to quiet Buffalo as well

Indiana/Nebraska - no brainer
Ole Miss/Missouri - need Ole Miss here
Kentucky/Arkansas - thinking I'll go with Arkansas here
Vanderbilt/LSU - going with Vandy
New Mexico/Wyoming - need to quiet Wyoming

 

 

A decent... not great... bubble night so far.  ALL IS MOOT IF WE DON'T DO OUR JOB.

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10 minutes ago, Nebrasketball1979 said:

Not on the list but 18-10 Missouri lost to dreadful Mississippi at home.  This is the same Missouri team that lost to Illinois on a neutral court early in the year.  Two horrible losses with hopefully more on the horizon for them.

That means Luinardi will have them as a 10 seed tomorrow. 

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9 hours ago, royalfan said:

Illinois 179/Michigan State  15- 6pm ESPN  Michigan St. - 16   Need Illinois
Rutgers 208/Ohio State  20 - 6pm BTN  Ohio St. - 14 1/2  Need Rutgers due to playing twice for the metrics.  This is an educated guess that one seed not in play

West Virginia  33/Baylor  47-   6pm ESPN 2  Need West Virginia
Mississippi State 71/Texas A&M  21- 6pm SEC Network  Texas AM - 6 1/2  Due to AM being solidly in for some reason, we need them to win I guess
Boston College 94/NC State  61-  6pm ESPN Full Court/ESPN 3   NC St -5 Need Boston College badly
Creighton 39/Butler   36- 6pm FS1  Butler -6 Need Creighton

The Citadel  295/East Tennessee State  63 -  6pm ESPN3  E. Tenn St -18  Need The Citadel
Buffalo 29/Miami (OH)  163- 6pm ESPN3  Buffalo -6 Need Miami(OH)
Ole Miss  122/Missouri  24 - 8pm ESPN2  Missouri - 7 1/2  Need Ole Miss
Kentucky 18/Arkansas 26 - 8pm ESPN Arkansas - 5 1/2  Lean Kentucky as I could more easily see Arkansas losing games down the stretch

Vanderbilt  104/LSU  75 - 8pm SEC Network  LSU -4.5 Need Vandy
New Mexico  185/Wyoming  84 - 8pm AT&T sportsnetwork Wyoming - 4 1/2  Need New Mexico

 

Updated.

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Wednesday's Games of Interest:

 

Georgia/South Carolina - going with USC since UGA found themselves back on the bubble
Seton Hall/Providence - tough one, but going with Seton Hall
Texas Tech/Oklahoma State - knock off OSU
North Carolina/Syracuse - enough with Syracuse
Clemson/Virginia Tech - knock off VaTech
Michigan/Penn State - another tough one, but we need to win out anyway so going with Michigan
SMU/East Carolina - knock off SMU for good measure
Duquesne/St. Bonaventure - somebody's gotta beat the Bonnies
Binghamton/Vermont - beat Vermont
TCU/Iowa State - knock off TCU
Loyola-Chicago/Southern Illinois - enough with L-C
Alabama/Auburn - knock off Alabama
St. John's/Marquette - win/win
Louisville/Duke - enough with Louisville
Florida/Tennessee - knock off Florida
UCF/Tulsa - going with UCF to help us out
Texas/Kansas State - going with Texas to fall
Boise State/Colorado State - down with BSU
Fresno State/UNLV - knock off UNLV
USC/Colorado - need Colorado to win this one

 

Thursday's Games of Interest:

 

Purdue/Illinois - just make our loss look better, Illinois; also let's fact it MSU will win the Big Ten
Florida Gulf Coast/Stetson - RPI boost
North Texas/Florida International - RPI boost
South Dakota/South Dakota State - keep SDSU out of an at large bid; also go Coach Smith
Southern Miss/UT San Antonio - Sorry, Doc
Charlotte/Western Kentucky - just do away with WKU
Murray State/Eastern Illinois - RPI boost
Houston/Memphis - may not matter, but why not go for Memphis
Washington/Stanford - knock off U Dub
UCLA/Utah - really need Utah to win this one
Chicago State/New Mexico State - need to knock off NMSU
Arizona State/Oregon - knock off Oregon
Long Beach State/Hawai'i - RPI boost

Edited by HuskerFever

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4 minutes ago, HuskerFever said:

Wednesday's Games of Interest:

 

Georgia/South Carolina - going with USC since UGA found themselves back on the bubble
Seton Hall/Providence - tough one, but going with Seton Hall
Texas Tech/Oklahoma State - knock off OSU
North Carolina/Syracuse - enough with Syracuse
Clemson/Virginia Tech - knock off VaTech
Michigan/Penn State - another tough one, but we need to win out anyway so going with Michigan
SMU/East Carolina - knock off SMU for good measure
Duquesne/St. Bonaventure - somebody's gotta beat the Bonnies
Binghamton/Vermont - beat Vermont
TCU/Iowa State - knock off TCU
Loyola-Chicago/Southern Illinois - enough with L-C
Alabama/Auburn - knock off Alabama
St. John's/Marquette - win/win
Louisville/Duke - enough with Louisville
Florida/Tennessee - knock off Florida
UCF/Tulsa - going with UCF to help us out
Texas/Kansas State - going with Texas to fall
Boise State/Colorado State - down with BSU
Fresno State/UNLV - knock off UNLV
USC/Colorado - need Colorado to win this one

 

Thursday's Games of Interest:

 

Purdue/Illinois - just make our loss look better, Illinois
Florida Gulf Coast/Stetson - RPI boost
North Texas/Florida Internation - RPI boost
South Dakota/South Dakota State - keep SDSU out of an at large bid; also go Coach Smith
Southern Miss/UT San Antonio - Sorry, Doc
Charlotte/Western Kentucky - just do away with WKU
Murray State/Eastern Illinois - RPI boost
Houston/Memphis - may not matter, but why not go for Memphis
Washington/Stanford - knock off U Dub
UCLA/Utah - really need Utah to win this one
Chicago State/New Mexico State - need to knock off NMSU
Arizona State/Oregon - knock off Oregon
Long Beach State/Hawai'i - RPI boost

Fever, you have some wrong ones bolded in the early Wednesday games.

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25 minutes ago, HuskerFever said:

 

Updated.

How is Buffalo still in the top 40 RPI. 19-8 (12-3). They have 0 "tier one" wins, 1 "tier two" wins, and 3 "tier three" losses.

For comparison we are........................21-9 (12-5)....................1 "tier one" wins, 3 "tier two" wins, and 1 "tier three" losses

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23 minutes ago, HuskerFever said:

Wednesday's Games of Interest:

 

Georgia/South Carolina - going with USC since UGA found themselves back on the bubble
Seton Hall/Providence - tough one, but going with Seton Hall
Texas Tech/Oklahoma State - knock off OSU
North Carolina/Syracuse - enough with Syracuse
Clemson/Virginia Tech - knock off VaTech
Michigan/Penn State - another tough one, but we need to win out anyway so going with Michigan
SMU/East Carolina - knock off SMU for good measure
Duquesne/St. Bonaventure - somebody's gotta beat the Bonnies
Binghamton/Vermont - beat Vermont
TCU/Iowa State - knock off TCU
Loyola-Chicago/Southern Illinois - enough with L-C
Alabama/Auburn - knock off Alabama
St. John's/Marquette - win/win
Louisville/Duke - enough with Louisville
Florida/Tennessee - knock off Florida
UCF/Tulsa - going with UCF to help us out
Texas/Kansas State - going with Texas to fall
Boise State/Colorado State - down with BSU
Fresno State/UNLV - knock off UNLV
USC/Colorado - need Colorado to win this one

 

Thursday's Games of Interest:

 

Purdue/Illinois - just make our loss look better, Illinois; also let's fact it MSU will win the Big Ten
Florida Gulf Coast/Stetson - RPI boost
North Texas/Florida International - RPI boost
South Dakota/South Dakota State - keep SDSU out of an at large bid; also go Coach Smith
Southern Miss/UT San Antonio - Sorry, Doc
Charlotte/Western Kentucky - just do away with WKU
Murray State/Eastern Illinois - RPI boost
Houston/Memphis - may not matter, but why not go for Memphis
Washington/Stanford - knock off U Dub
UCLA/Utah - really need Utah to win this one
Chicago State/New Mexico State - need to knock off NMSU
Arizona State/Oregon - knock off Oregon
Long Beach State/Hawai'i - RPI boost

 

So torn on MICH/PSU. PSU wins and that’s guaranteed fourth place, which is so essential. But they could jump into fifth and that would be hell to play them again. Yikes. 

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2 minutes ago, The Polish Rifle said:

How is Buffalo still in the top 40 RPI. 19-8 (12-3). They have 0 "tier one" wins, 1 "tier two" wins, and 3 "tier three" losses.

For comparison we are........................21-9 (12-5)....................1 "tier one" wins, 3 "tier two" wins, and 1 "tier three" losses

 

That's the million dollar question. They've done a really good job at scheduling teams that aren't too good, but also scheduling teams that aren't too bad. We've got a little bit of both. I honestly believe that if we can get a little more stable roster, Miles will more than exploit a schedule for us that gets us a favorable RPI that requires only 17-18 wins in a season to get a "First Four Bye" or better at-large bid for us.

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1 minute ago, LNKtrnsplnt said:

 

So torn on MICH/PSU. PSU wins and that’s guaranteed fourth place, which is so essential. But they could jump into fifth and that would be hell to play them again. Yikes. 

IM rooting for Mich.   IMO....I dont think it matters where we finish in the standings.   We need another quality win and getting MIchigan in that 4/5 game would do that.

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5 minutes ago, The Polish Rifle said:

How is Buffalo still in the top 40 RPI. 19-8 (12-3). They have 0 "tier one" wins, 1 "tier two" wins, and 3 "tier three" losses.

For comparison we are........................21-9 (12-5)....................1 "tier one" wins, 3 "tier two" wins, and 1 "tier three" losses

 

They dont have a ton of bad wins....like we do.   A big fault of the RPI.

That being said...Im not worried about Buffalo.   They have a higher RPI...but they arent getting an at large bid over us.   Im more upset about St Bonaventure and USC

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2 minutes ago, LNKtrnsplnt said:

 

So torn on MICH/PSU. PSU wins and that’s guaranteed fourth place, which is so essential. But they could jump into fifth and that would be hell to play them again. Yikes. 

 

Definitely. Nearly all these games in the final two weeks will be grey areas. For this particular one, I'm leaning toward the "if we don't beat Penn State, we have much more work than one win in the Big Ten tournament" crew, so Michigan competing for #4/#5 is not an issue for me. Beat Penn State and beat Michigan and we're in.

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1 minute ago, nustudent said:

 

They dont have a ton of bad wins....like we do.   A big fault of the RPI.

That being said...Im not worried about Buffalo.   They have a higher RPI...but they arent getting an at large bid over us.   Im more upset about St Bonaventure and USC

 

And soon to be 16-14 #5 seed Oklahoma :lol:

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5 minutes ago, nustudent said:

 

They dont have a ton of bad wins....like we do.   A big fault of the RPI.

That being said...Im not worried about Buffalo.   They have a higher RPI...but they arent getting an at large bid over us.   Im more upset about St Bonaventure and USC

Yeah I know. I guess I'm just frustrated that the NCAA uses a system where wins against Buffalo, Loyola-Chicago, and Louisiana- Lafayette, are much more valuable than wins against Penn State, Indiana and Boston College.

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