Non-Conference Schedule

Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by rochclone, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. brokenloginagain

    brokenloginagain Well-Known Member

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    actually its true. almost all those teams have a hard time getting home games. even KU had a hard time finding a home-home opponent two years ago. so who did they schedule? Colorado. What happens? They lose to the Buffs on a last second shot.
     
  2. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    Nebraska, mizzou, minny, Illinois all make a ton of regional and history sense. There are any number of interesting mid majors that would kill for a home/home with us. Why are we playing some of these teams instead of vcu, byu, San Jose st, etc? Do you honestly care if you get 15 or 16 home games instead of 17 if they are crap opponents? How much more would the AD make on a good game that is televised over a string of mc22 games?
     
  3. Dingus

    Dingus Well-Known Member

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    Well OK, if it's true, schedule some away games then. All those teams that can't get a good team to come there should be glad to have us then. Losing @ a good team early in the year won't hurt you at all, and really helps if you get the W.
     
  4. brokenloginagain

    brokenloginagain Well-Known Member

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    but we don't make any money on away games. need to have the home games for $$$$.
     
  5. brokenloginagain

    brokenloginagain Well-Known Member

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    i'm sure if we carried enough weight to get on tv we would. but we don't.

    nebraska could be a possibility, but only because of hoiberg's ties there. doesn't really make much sense for us or them.
     
  6. Dingus

    Dingus Well-Known Member

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    Well, hopefully in the future we can start getting into some tournaments where we won't be the headliner.
     
  7. jammin

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    The Arkansas team could/will be a very interesting matchup. Initially, Arkansas was the last team I wanted to get matched up with from the SEC after watching them last year a few times. When I watched them, they played really aggressive, fast pace, and have some nice quick talented athletic players that can score. Also, you know they have this game circled/statement game and are going to come into Hilton with a chip on their shoulders and go all out to verify what their program is trying to build.


    Should be a classic back and forth game and have come to the conclusion that this game may give this years squad some early on adversity experience to build upon for latter in the year.
     
  8. cyclones500

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    You're referring to getting high-end tournament invitations. Consistent success (high conference finishes in regular season, frequent rankings, good NCAA tournament runs) will help with that.

    Maui field is scheduled at least 2 years out (maybe it's even 3) but that's a biggie, along with a few other high-profile slots ... if that happens, we'd get a built-in resume-boost (and exposure) and the rest of the typical schedule wouldn't have to change all that much.

    Consistency is a key. Two good seasons followed by one or two marginal years, then a couple OK seasons -- that won't get us into those situations often enough.
     
  9. twocoach

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    K-State, Mizzou, Purdue, Pitt and BYU are in this year's Maui Invitational. Not sure why Iowa State can't get in there right now. Not every team in the field is Arizona, Duke, Kansas and Kentucky. I have no idea what the process is for these tourneys so I don't know what it takes to get in. I am sure that schools don't just sit back crossing their fingers hoping for an invite.
     
  10. brokenloginagain

    brokenloginagain Well-Known Member

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    i'm betting/predicting we go to maui in 2016.
     
  11. twocoach

    twocoach Well-Known Member

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    I've always wanted to go over to Hawaii when KU plays there but my wife doesn't see sitting in a gym with no air conditioning watching basketball as her dream Hawaiian vacation. Who is this person I married? Maybe I'll ask her to send me on my own for my next milestone birthday. Yeah, right.
     
  12. sadam

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    Yeah my wife wouldn't either. Women suck.
     
  13. cyclones500

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    Hope so. A high big 12 finish and deep tournament run wouldn't hurt. Do that announce those in spring of prior year?
     
  14. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    Maui field is announced two full years ahead.

    The Nov. 2015 field was announced in Nov. 2013.
     
  15. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks... couldn't recall if it was spring or in November (didn't look it up before my post).

    So to get a 2016 bid, last year's run will be high end. Could definitely see it happening.
     
  16. CyKings

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    I really wish we had that stellar home game to get tickets to. Now I'll probably end up going to the CBE in KC and then try and land tickets to the KU game...assuming that's not on a Monday again. Though I'm guessing when Big Monday comes out we will have at minimum 3 of those games, one of those being Vs. KU.
     
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    On a sot of related note. . . New ticket prices are out for mbb. Did not go up much, except individual ticket prices.
     
  18. riceville98

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    what are the prices? I havn't gotten a letter yet
     

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