Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

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Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by aggiesdotcom » March 6th, 2019, 11:15 am

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... ller-think

Our resumes are not too dissimilar. We should both be locks.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by UStateTim » March 6th, 2019, 11:20 am

Preseason hype combined with their tournament success last year. I think we're almost a lock but let's just A) win the tournament or B) hope mid major 1 bid leagues are won by the favorite (Gonzaga, Buffalo, etc.)



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by MetsJetsAggies » March 6th, 2019, 11:24 am

We are virtually a lock, or should be



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by Jjoey53 » March 6th, 2019, 11:28 am

I think Aggies are a lock, even if the lose opener in MWC tourney, worst case would be Dayton.


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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by MarioWest » March 6th, 2019, 11:41 am

USU should be a lock, but I fear they need to win the quarterfinal game. That will be their last chance for a really bad loss. Avoid that and they all but officially lock it up.

Nevada’s resume isn’t much better, but it is better. They beat two teams that beat USU in non-conference, blew USU out at home and swept FSU. The Aggies did play a tougher non-conference schedule, but the teams’ performance against common opponents is heavily in Nevada’s favor.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by utaggies » March 6th, 2019, 11:52 am

No, that is not the worst case scenario. The worst case scenario is that we lose our quarterfinal game, someone besides UNR wins the conference tournament and underdogs in other conferences come out of no where to steal bids. Nothing is a “lock” for USU yet.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by pablohoney » March 6th, 2019, 11:59 am

I think we're a lock. A guaranteed minimum first place tie with a team that was in the top 8 every week of the season other than the last 2. Winners of 14 of the last 15 and it would be 16 of the last 17 had we not lost the Fresno game in which we led for 39:50 of a 40 minute game. We've earned a bid.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by SLB » March 6th, 2019, 12:42 pm

aggiesdotcom wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 11:15 am
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... ller-think

Our resumes are not too dissimilar. We should both be locks.
This didn't age well "Projected as a No. 11 seed, USU really has only two remaining dangers."
We are projected #10 seed by ESPN.
More teams will lose which means a projected #8/#9 seed before playing our next game.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by sam tingey » March 6th, 2019, 12:43 pm

we are a lock because we will NOT be losing next thursday or Friday. I can see a slipup in the championship game, but that is why I am not sweating selection sunday.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by ineptimusprime » March 6th, 2019, 12:47 pm

I am enjoying the regular season conference championship, but am still in “one game at a time” mode when it comes to our tourney hopes. Still not convinced we are 100% in. I will feel pretty confident if we win at least one game next week and UNR wins the tournament. I really worry about Fresno or SDSU mucking things up. Also I worry about bidstealers from those small conferences.

I honestly do not understand the enfatuation with Wofford. They are not special. My s*** Kansas team blew them out, and I honestly thought they were one of the weakest teams KU played in the non-con.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by ametier » March 6th, 2019, 1:04 pm

The difference is we don't have a dedicated camera crew documenting our self implied greatness

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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by brownjeans » March 6th, 2019, 1:30 pm

BYU - they won, we lost
ASU - they won, we lost



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 6th, 2019, 2:33 pm

I think we are a lock, but being projected as a 10 seed there is a small chance for disaster similar to 2004 while Nevada being projected as a 7 seed, there is none. It would be absolutely shocking if we did not get in at this point.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by USUstudent13 » March 6th, 2019, 4:23 pm

I noticed ESPN has VCU as should be in. We have a higher NET rating and a better win. Their best win is Texas who has 14 losses. IDK but I think our resume is better than theirs.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by Blitz79 » March 6th, 2019, 4:53 pm

Here is another reason for you. We have double the number of loses that they have. 3 loses > 6 loses.
There strength of schedule is slightly better as well.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by GameFAQSAggie » March 6th, 2019, 5:25 pm

brownjeans wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 1:30 pm
BYU - they won, we lost
ASU - they won, we lost
That point works for Arizona State since we both played them neutral, but they played BYU at home against us playing them away.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by brownjeans » March 6th, 2019, 6:53 pm

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 5:25 pm
brownjeans wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 1:30 pm
BYU - they won, we lost
ASU - they won, we lost
That point works for Arizona State since we both played them neutral, but they played BYU at home against us playing them away.
The way we lost to BYU, it wouldn't have made a difference.



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Re: Tell me again why Reno is a lock and we are not?

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 6th, 2019, 6:58 pm

brownjeans wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 6:53 pm
GameFAQSAggie wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 5:25 pm
brownjeans wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 1:30 pm
BYU - they won, we lost
ASU - they won, we lost
That point works for Arizona State since we both played them neutral, but they played BYU at home against us playing them away.
The way we lost to BYU, it wouldn't have made a difference.
I think we beat byu at home. Nevada blew us out in Reno too. We were a great home team this year. The fresno state loss is our most puzzling.



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