Ladies Are a 9

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  1. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    UNI was a surprise team in the tournament - no one had them in. So if the committee thought enough of the MVC that they put two teams in, it seems ridiculous that the undefeated and tourney champs, who won the league by 3 games, and beat UNI three times, is the same seed at #10. Bizarre.
     
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  2. NWICY

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    That was a fun game in Cincinnati:). Too bad Georgia had those twins to beat us in the next game.
     
  3. NWICY

    NWICY Well-Known Member

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    Good luck in the tourney Gee. Both teams until they would bump into us;).
     
  4. CTTB78

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    They're busy. They have NIT games to watch.
     
  5. BoxsterCy

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    Getting notice and commented on at ESPN:

    Drake vs. Northern Iowa: If regular-season performance within league play did matter, it's difficult to rationalize the committee's decision to have Northern Iowa and Drake both on the No. 10 line. UNI's inclusion in the field over a team like Virginia was puzzling enough, but if the committee considered the Missouri Valley Conference -- as the 16th-rated RPI conference -- strong enough for two teams, then the league's unbeaten regular-season and tournament champion deserved a better seed than a No. 10 -- and certainly better than its distant second-place finisher.

    Drake finished three games ahead of the Panthers in the Missouri Valley season and beat Northern Iowa three times. It's possible that the Bulldogs were considered the best No. 10 seed and Northern Iowa the worst, but that's still too close for two teams that weren't that close all season. Perhaps the committee was mesmerized by UNI's performance in Sunday's MVC tournament title game, which wasn't decided until overtime. Yes, UNI beat Kansas State and Creighton in the nonconference, but that doesn't make up for the head-to-head or conference discrepancy. "Body of work" has to also include conference play, but it seemed to be forgotten here.

    http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/18894585/puzzling-decisions-sprinkled-women-ncaa-tournament-bracket
     
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  6. BoxsterCy

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    #46 BoxsterCy, Mar 13, 2017
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    And California? WTF, 6-12 in the PAC 12 and lost five of six to finish. Yup, 6-12 and they are in the dance. Totes bull ****. Guess the field is uber weak, maybe they should drop back to 48 teams.
     
  7. runbikeswim

    runbikeswim Well-Known Member

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    Charlie Creme seemed most upset by this. I can't believe their in either. Noncon played too much in committee this year I think.
     
  8. mj4cy

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    UCONN will most likely be a blood bath, but hey once in awhile there are David and Goliath stories.
     
  9. cyrocksmypants

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    The ISU ladies are always a 10 in my eyes.
     
  10. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    It's really bad for the sport that the Women's NCAA tournament has become the how-far-can-we-advance-before-we-would-lose-to-UCONN Invitational. Historic stuff they are doing, and good for them, but it doesn't make for real captivating games.
     
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  11. BCClone

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    Always thought a dominating team at any sport is what kills off interest in it.
     
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  12. kcdc4isu

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    March 20, 1999 remember that date
     
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  13. gizzsdad

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    Agreed. There is currently a documentary series on UConn running on HBO. I'd have say watching it has softened me a little on Geno. I don't think there's any question that, as other programs have scrambled to keep up, they have jointly lifted the level of WBB.

    I suspect that their dominance will continue until Geno retires, much as when John Wooden retired from UCLA.
     
  14. Cyched

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    They have to get past Albany first.
     
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  15. mj4cy

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    But was UConn then the UConn they are now?
     
  16. Buster28

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    Cal has no business being in the field of 64. As much as I am a fan of my #2 university's programs, I can't justify their being in after the way they played the second half of their season. They set a school record, starting 13-0, then virtually nothing.

    UNI probably shouldn't be there either, honestly. But I DO love the fact that Iowa is the only school from this state to not make it in. So, congrats to Tanya Warren and her group, regardless.

    Anymore, the women's tournament is rendered meaningless with UCONN being so dominant. Have had many conversations with people who believe it's GOOD for WBB to have them win every title. My response is always "why?" What's the point of having the tournament if you already know who's going to win? That being said, UCONN did get three games this season that were a margin of 6 points or less (Maryland, Temple (!), and Florida State). Maryland is in their region this year. Maybe Brenda can take them out if she gets a second chance. I haven't watched a title game in several years because there really isn't much of a point to it these days.
     
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  17. runbikeswim

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    Losing Pat Summit really hurt women's basketball.

    While Geno is arguably the best coach, he didn't get to where he is by always playing within the rules in recruiting.
     
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  18. Tornado man

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    Well, I for one love watching UConn play - their effort, precision, teamwork - all levels above the other teams'. Also like watching Oregon State.
    Maryland plays thugball - sorry not my style.
     
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    link??
     
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    kcdc4isu Well-Known Member

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    They were 29-4 going into our game and had lost to:Tenn, LA Tech,Boston College and Old Dominion so you judge were they any good then.
     

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