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Re: College Basketball 23-24
« Reply #25: December 04, 2023, 11:39:53 AM »
at some point, your team and your league need out of conference wins or else you get a 15 seed. Losing head to head to Weber State (OT), URI (road, 4 points decided late), and Vermont (road, meltdown) doesn't help the seeding at the bottom of the bracket, regardless of who is the Ivy champ. Only good wins so far are at Loyola Marymount, Colgate, and a Big South win (Gardner Webb, not top of the league). Still have at Kansas and at Santa Clara on the schedule, along with at Howard, Fairfield and at Quinnipiac, before Ivy play.
Princeton has a win over Rutgers which will help. The Penn win over Villanova probably offset by their losses to UMES and the like.  I think the committee will look at what Princeton did last year and oversees this year.

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« Reply #26: December 04, 2023, 12:39:08 PM »
at some point, your team and your league need out of conference wins or else you get a 15 seed. Losing head to head to Weber State (OT), URI (road, 4 points decided late), and Vermont (road, meltdown) doesn't help the seeding at the bottom of the bracket, regardless of who is the Ivy champ. Only good wins so far are at Loyola Marymount, Colgate, and a Big South win (Gardner Webb, not top of the league). Still have at Kansas and at Santa Clara on the schedule, along with at Howard, Fairfield and at Quinnipiac, before Ivy play.

Patriot League has a win  over Penn State, but has been swept by the Ivy League. It's going to be a 16th seed for us this year

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« Reply #27: December 04, 2023, 01:41:24 PM »
Patriot League has a win  over Penn State, but has been swept by the Ivy League. It's going to be a 16th seed for us this year
I’m surprised Matt Langel has stayed at Colgate. He must have had some offers.

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« Reply #28: December 04, 2023, 09:48:59 PM »
I’m surprised Matt Langel has stayed at Colgate. He must have had some offers.

I don’t see him coaching at a big program. His teams are built around the kind of giant stiffs that decent programs won’t touch. It works in the Patriot league, but we never have the kind of athleticism necessary for an upset in the tournament. He basically has his job for life, which isnt bad. I guess he could get an Ivy League job, but that’s about as high as I see him ascending

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« Reply #29: December 04, 2023, 10:28:49 PM »
I don’t see him coaching at a big program. His teams are built around the kind of giant stiffs that decent programs won’t touch. It works in the Patriot league, but we never have the kind of athleticism necessary for an upset in the tournament. He basically has his job for life, which isnt bad. I guess he could get an Ivy League job, but that’s about as high as I see him ascending
If Penn gives up on Donahue they will no doubt target him.

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« Reply #30: December 04, 2023, 10:50:39 PM »
If Penn gives up on Donahue they will no doubt target him.

He be gone yesterday if he was offered that job

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« Reply #31: December 11, 2023, 09:58:53 PM »
DMV notable Jelani Williams was at Penn for years but only played one due to multiple knee injuries. His second year at Howard. They played and Penn tonight and he joined his old team for the red and blue post game tradition. Class act and good to see him playing.

https://twitter.com/jtannenwald/status/1734392225474220157

Howard also has Seth Towns who was Ivy League player of the year at Harvard way back when before he suffered some major injuries. He has to like 28. 

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Re: College Basketball 23-24
« Reply #32: December 12, 2023, 08:37:06 AM »
DMV notable Jelani Williams was at Penn for years but only played one due to multiple knee injuries. His second year at Howard. They played and Penn tonight and he joined his old team for the red and blue post game tradition. Class act and good to see him playing.

https://twitter.com/jtannenwald/status/1734392225474220157

Howard also has Seth Towns who was Ivy League player of the year at Harvard way back when before he suffered some major injuries. He has to like 28. 
my impression is that Howard competes pretty well for Ivy grads who have remaining eligibility under NCAA rules but not Ivy rules.

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« Reply #33: January 14, 2024, 07:15:37 PM »
Maryland beats number 10 Illinois on the road. 

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« Reply #34: February 10, 2024, 04:42:40 PM »
Cornell and Yale were 2 of the last 3 teams unbeaten in conference play this year. Had a real nice game in New Haven that Yale pulled out after being down as much as 15 in the 1st half. I think they went from 9-8 to 71-70 without lead. Ivies regular season is a 3 team race with Princeton in the mix, none of the teams has won on the road against the others in the top 3, so while Yale has the nominal edge, they need to show on the road next week at the Palestra and at Princeton, then go up to Ithaca the following week. Only 4 teams make the Ivy tournament, so the rest of the league is pretty much scrambling for 1 slot. Yale has a very good big man in Danny Wolf, a 7' sophomore who is a Lou Henson award semi-finalist. He's had double doubles in 7 out of his last 8 games and 10 times on the season.

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« Reply #35: February 10, 2024, 05:43:04 PM »
Penn tricked me with the early season win over Villanova.  Their best player (Slajchrrt) has been out but still 1-5 is brutal.  Today at Princeton.  Another loss coming.  Harder for Ivy coaches to lose their jobs but Donahue has been unable to replicate the success he had at Cornell. 

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« Reply #36: February 10, 2024, 07:00:47 PM »
Penn tricked me with the early season win over Villanova.  Their best player (Slajchrrt) has been out but still 1-5 is brutal.  Today at Princeton.  Another loss coming.  Harder for Ivy coaches to lose their jobs but Donahue has been unable to replicate the success he had at Cornell. 
they really do miss Slajchert. And I did have to check the spelling ;) . Giving Princeton a game. Up at half time. They gave Yale a game too in New Haven. I suspect that's one of those "oh, darn, they got 4th" teams that the top 3 hopes doesn't get to NYC. Right now though it looks like Columbia might be able to get there and play hosting.

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« Reply #37: February 10, 2024, 07:15:56 PM »
they really do miss Slajchert. And I did have to check the spelling ;) . Giving Princeton a game. Up at half time. They gave Yale a game too in New Haven. I suspect that's one of those "oh, darn, they got 4th" teams that the top 3 hopes doesn't get to NYC. Right now though it looks like Columbia might be able to get there and play hosting.
I’m watching hockey.  If they win I will catch the replay.  Someone has to be fourth place. 

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« Reply #38: February 19, 2024, 08:28:19 PM »
Just turned it on. VT leading UVA 58-30 in the second half.  How is that possible?

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« Reply #39: February 19, 2024, 10:11:01 PM »
Just turned it on. VT leading UVA 58-30 in the second half.  How is that possible?
75-41 final.  Crazy.