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    Great Bracket Website

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    This is my favorite bracket website - just because of the great analysis this guy gives. If you have some time, you can read his take on about every game that is impacting the NCAA tourney. I enjoyed reading his take on the Texas - Iowa State game and how it impacted ISU's seeding and Texas' tourney hopes.

    Here's what he had to say about it:

    Texas 71, Iowa State 65
    Texas couldn't hit a shot to save their lives in the first half of this game, falling behind by as many as 11 points and looking in serious risk of falling to the NIT. They came into this game rated the 21st best team in the nation by Sagarin and 26th by Pomeroy, and it's been at least half a decade since one of the 25 best teams in the country got left out on Selection Sunday, but Texas would have been at very serious risk of they'd fallen here. And you could see that urgency in the second half. Texas finished the game with six more offensive rebounds and seven fewer turnovers - it's pretty hard to lose when you have 13 extra possessions.

    With this win, Texas now has 20 on the season. They went 9-9 in conference play and 4-9 against the RPI Top 50, with wins over Temple, Kansas State and Iowa State (twice), along with bad losses to Oregon State and Oklahoma State. This win pushed the Longhorns' RPI inside the Top 50 (to 43rd). More importantly, it pushed their Sagarin ELO_CHESS inside the Top 40 (to 39th). If the season ended now, there's no question that they'd be a Tournament team. They're not a lock yet, but they're in good shape even if they lose to Missouri.

    Iowa State went 12-6 in the Big 12 and finished 5-7 against the RPI Top 50, with wins over Kansas, Baylor, Kansas State (twice) and Texas, along with bad losses to Drake and Oklahoma State. Their Sagarin ELO_CHESS is 25th. They are still safe for an NCAA tournament bid, but this loss probably drops them to around a 6 or 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament.



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    Re: Great Bracket Website

    Quote Originally Posted by every_yard View Post
    Basketball Predictions

    This is my favorite bracket website - just because of the great analysis this guy gives. If you have some time, you can read his take on about every game that is impacting the NCAA tourney. I enjoyed reading his take on the Texas - Iowa State game and how it impacted ISU's seeding and Texas' tourney hopes.

    Here's what he had to say about it:

    Texas 71, Iowa State 65
    Texas couldn't hit a shot to save their lives in the first half of this game, falling behind by as many as 11 points and looking in serious risk of falling to the NIT. They came into this game rated the 21st best team in the nation by Sagarin and 26th by Pomeroy, and it's been at least half a decade since one of the 25 best teams in the country got left out on Selection Sunday, but Texas would have been at very serious risk of they'd fallen here. And you could see that urgency in the second half. Texas finished the game with six more offensive rebounds and seven fewer turnovers - it's pretty hard to lose when you have 13 extra possessions.

    With this win, Texas now has 20 on the season. They went 9-9 in conference play and 4-9 against the RPI Top 50, with wins over Temple, Kansas State and Iowa State (twice), along with bad losses to Oregon State and Oklahoma State. This win pushed the Longhorns' RPI inside the Top 50 (to 43rd). More importantly, it pushed their Sagarin ELO_CHESS inside the Top 40 (to 39th). If the season ended now, there's no question that they'd be a Tournament team. They're not a lock yet, but they're in good shape even if they lose to Missouri.

    Iowa State went 12-6 in the Big 12 and finished 5-7 against the RPI Top 50, with wins over Kansas, Baylor, Kansas State (twice) and Texas, along with bad losses to Drake and Oklahoma State. Their Sagarin ELO_CHESS is 25th. They are still safe for an NCAA tournament bid, but this loss probably drops them to around a 6 or 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
    God if you are listening, we would like a 6 or 7.



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    Re: Great Bracket Website

    Quote Originally Posted by ManofCyience View Post
    God if you are listening, we would like a 6 or 7.
    Sweet Jesus a 6 would be sweet. How about a 2nd round ISU-Wisconsin 3/6 matchup?



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    Re: Great Bracket Website

    If we get a 6, I will do crazy happy dances for hours!

    A 7 wouldn't be that crazy, though I think an 8 is most likely....


    Yep, this thread has just been pwned.

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    Re: Great Bracket Website

    After the way things have gone today, I'm very hopeful for a 7. I think that is a seeding that we deserve, and the teams that are close to us haven't taken care of business either.



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    "This loss probably drops (ISU) to a 6 or 7."

    Oh, the agony!



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    Re: Great Bracket Website

    6th place in the Big 10 faces 3rd place in the Big 12? An 8 seed just doesn't seem right. I'm really starting to feel a 7 but I don't dare dream of a 6.



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