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Potential Bid Stealer

Post by Bank Shot » March 11th, 2019, 6:50 pm

NC Greensboro been leading the whole game...up by 3 with 5+ minutes left.

There....I have officially put the Bank Shot jinx in effect.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by Imakeitrain » March 11th, 2019, 7:08 pm

We aren’t last in. Stop worrying.
We just need to not lose to a sub .500 team in the MWC tourney.


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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by ineptimusprime » March 11th, 2019, 7:11 pm

Wofford gonna win, so aint no thang.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by Jjoey53 » March 11th, 2019, 9:59 pm

We got about 8 bids that need to be taken before anyone needs to get concerned


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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by JFWAggie » March 11th, 2019, 11:53 pm

Jjoey53 wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 9:59 pm
We got about 8 bids that need to be taken before anyone needs to get concerned


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NMSU
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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by Blue42 » March 12th, 2019, 8:21 pm

Saint Mary’s is holding on to a slim lead in the second half of the WCC Championship against Gonzaga. Would it be better for us for Saint Mary’s or Gonzaga to win?

We beat Saint Mary’s, so them winning would be good for our resume.
At the same time, Saint Mary’s is a bubble team. Them winning potentially takes a bid away from another bubble team.

I’m leaning towards it’s still better for Saint Mary’s to win, but was wondering what you guys thought.
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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 12th, 2019, 8:27 pm

JFWAggie wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Jjoey53 wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 9:59 pm
We got about 8 bids that need to be taken before anyone needs to get concerned


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Washington/Arizona State
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NMSU would not get in ahead of us. They have no chance of getting in the tournament without winning the Wac. Their best wins are against bad MW teams that we already beat.
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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by MrBiggle » March 12th, 2019, 8:28 pm

I would rather see Gonzaga win.


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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by Bank Shot » March 12th, 2019, 8:30 pm

St. Mary's is a Quad 1 win whether they win or lose for us.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by ineptimusprime » March 12th, 2019, 8:32 pm

Gonzaga looks abysmal tonight. I want Gonzaga to win. SMC is a bid stealer.
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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by Aggiesbleedblue » March 12th, 2019, 8:33 pm

If Saint Mary’s wins and we fail to reach the championship game, be prepared to sweat on Sunday.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by Bank Shot » March 12th, 2019, 8:37 pm

West Coast getting 2 bids is not good for our worst case scenario of 3 bids for MWC.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by bluegrouse » March 12th, 2019, 8:38 pm

Yeah, we don’t need St Mary’s taking an auto bid spot.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by ineptimusprime » March 12th, 2019, 8:41 pm

What the hell is Gonzaga doing? SMC is not a great team. We manhandled them on a neutral court.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by jackmormon » March 12th, 2019, 8:43 pm

bluegrouse wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Yeah, we don’t need St Mary’s taking an auto bid spot.
We want the WCC to be a one bid league. Gonzaga.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by MrBiggle » March 12th, 2019, 8:44 pm

They figure that there is a better chance to make it to the Final 4, if they are a 2 seed instead of a 1 seed.


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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by ineptimusprime » March 12th, 2019, 8:45 pm

MrBiggle wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 8:44 pm
They figure that there is a better chance to make it to the Final 4, if they are a 2 seed instead of a 1 seed.
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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by Roy McAvoy » March 12th, 2019, 8:49 pm

If Usu loses on Thursday there’s a scenario where st mary’s Just took usu’s spot by winning.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by ineptimusprime » March 12th, 2019, 8:51 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 8:49 pm
If Usu loses on Thursday there’s a scenario where st mary’s Just took usu’s spot by winning.
This is hell. There’s no justice in a team we clobbered stealing our spot because the Zags suck.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by stwinward » March 12th, 2019, 8:55 pm

One bid stolen. If you believe others, we're not the last 4 in, so some other team hates this result way more than we do.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by bluegrouse » March 12th, 2019, 8:56 pm

Unbelievable.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by GeoAg » March 12th, 2019, 8:56 pm

JFW


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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by ineptimusprime » March 12th, 2019, 8:57 pm

Can we stop the “we’re a lock” talk. Literally no one has us as a lock. I haven’t even seen anyone have us in the “should be in” category.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by Roy McAvoy » March 12th, 2019, 8:57 pm

stwinward wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 8:55 pm
One bid stolen. If you believe others, we're not the last 4 in, so some other team hates this result way more than we do.
If we lose on a Thursday we’d fall into that last four in pretty quick I think.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by ineptimusprime » March 12th, 2019, 9:00 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 8:57 pm
stwinward wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 8:55 pm
One bid stolen. If you believe others, we're not the last 4 in, so some other team hates this result way more than we do.
If we lose on a Thursday we’d fall into that last four in pretty quick I think.
Yup. I could see it happening even with a loss to Fresno. I would guess most projections that have us as an 8-10 seed assume we are in the MW final against Nevada.

This wait sucks. Can it just be Thursday?
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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by stwinward » March 12th, 2019, 9:01 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 8:57 pm
stwinward wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 8:55 pm
One bid stolen. If you believe others, we're not the last 4 in, so some other team hates this result way more than we do.
If we lose on a Thursday we’d fall into that last four in pretty quick I think.
I don't disagree, just trying to be positive. Let's just win and remove all stress.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by nswaggie » March 12th, 2019, 9:02 pm

On the flip side if we take care of business St Mary’s win helps us and gives our net ranking a boost.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by ineptimusprime » March 12th, 2019, 9:03 pm

nswaggie wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 9:02 pm
On the flip side if we take care of business St Mary’s win helps us and gives our net ranking a boost.
If a bid had to be stolen, it’s probably better it’s an SMC team we throttled than someone beating Buffalo.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by stwinward » March 12th, 2019, 9:06 pm

And we beat St Mary's who beat the #1 team, so we can go win a national championship now.



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Post by scotlandog » March 12th, 2019, 9:44 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:Can we stop the “we’re a lock” talk. Literally no one has us as a lock. I haven’t even seen anyone have us in the “should be in” category.
Jerry Palm has a list of teams considered “on the bubble.” We are not on that list. To me that’s says “should be in.”

Basically the 10-12 seeds are bubble teams. We are projected as a 9. If we lose Thursday we could fall back into the “bubble” status bc that would be a bad loss. Right now though, we are “should be in.”

So I feel St Mary’s just took someone else’s spot. Also if we fall back to bubble status I prefer to be against a team we beat.


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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by SectionBAggie » March 12th, 2019, 10:28 pm

I know it’s fashionable to say that a loss on Thursday will cause a tumble. But the problem with that mindset is that it implies that EVERY team below USU and elimination wins. And it can’t happen.
Tomorrow for example, NC State plays Clemson. The winner moves up in all likelihood but the loser won’t vault up in the seedings.

I admit that there is no history for bracket matrix to show their accuracy. But if 141 of 142 bracketologists say that the Aggies are in on average as the best 10 seed, I have no reason to believe that the one other list is the only one that is right.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by ineptimusprime » March 12th, 2019, 10:29 pm

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... le-shrinks

Finally a “should be in” on ESPN with the most recent update. Says we are susceptible to bid stealers and an early exit in the conference tourney. Seems about right.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by jimbo » March 12th, 2019, 10:58 pm

I'm not a fan of calling automatic bid recipients "bid stealers." These teams won the games required per the rules of their conference to gain entry into the NCAA tournament. They aren't stealing anything from at-large teams who failed to complete the requirements maintained by their respective conferences. If anything, only other non-automatic qualifiers can steal bids from "at-large" teams.

Want to go to the dance? JFW. If not, just hope you're better than the other teams who also can't win when it matters most.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by QuackAttackAggie » March 12th, 2019, 10:59 pm

jimbo wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 10:58 pm
I'm not a fan of calling automatic bid recipients "bid stealers." These teams won the games required per the rules of their conference to gain entry into the NCAA tournament. They aren't stealing anything from at-large teams who failed to complete the requirements maintained by their respective conferences. If anything, only other non-automatic qualifiers can steal bids from "at-large" teams.

Want to go to the dance? JFW. If not, just hope you're better than the other teams who also can't win when it matters most.
maybe calling them bubble-poppers would be better.



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Re: Potential Bid Stealer

Post by bigwilly087 » March 12th, 2019, 11:27 pm

QuackAttackAggie wrote:
jimbo wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 10:58 pm
I'm not a fan of calling automatic bid recipients "bid stealers." These teams won the games required per the rules of their conference to gain entry into the NCAA tournament. They aren't stealing anything from at-large teams who failed to complete the requirements maintained by their respective conferences. If anything, only other non-automatic qualifiers can steal bids from "at-large" teams.

Want to go to the dance? JFW. If not, just hope you're better than the other teams who also can't win when it matters most.
maybe calling them bubble-poppers would be better.
Maybe more accurate, but Jimbo I think you need to relax no one is actually suggesting the “bid stealers” don’t deserve to be there, they are just removing what was assumed to be an available at large spot.


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