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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOP DREAMS View Post
    If the Gophers beat Purdue, then lose to Maryland and lose the first game of the B1G tourney are we still in?
    That would be major concern territory.


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    Quote Originally Posted by builtbadgers View Post
    That would be major concern territory.
    You hear, win one of the next two and we're probably in, but thinking about the scenario I laid out... I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOP DREAMS View Post
    If the Gophers beat Purdue, then lose to Maryland and lose the first game of the B1G tourney are we still in?
    There's always a chance, but I'd lean pretty strongly toward no.

    We'd be rooting heavily for a Buffalo, Nevada, Wofford, Washington, Belmont, and VCU to win their conference tourneys. And we'd hope teams like Clemson, NC State, Temple, Seton Hall, and a few others fizzled out early in their conference tournaments. If all those things happened we might be okay. (But it's unlikely that all or even most of those things happen so that's why I lean no.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOP DREAMS View Post
    If the Gophers beat Purdue, then lose to Maryland and lose the first game of the B1G tourney are we still in?
    It would probably land us in 50/50 territory imo. It would depend on other auto qualifiers and how other bubble teams fair down the stretch.

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    Better question might be what are our chances to win one of the next two games?

    It depends what Amir shows up, IMO. Last nights Amir; 55% chance we win one of the two. Crappy Amir; 35%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOP DREAMS View Post
    If the Gophers beat Purdue, then lose to Maryland and lose the first game of the B1G tourney are we still in?
    Unfortunately, this is probably the most likely scenario. We would be in at the start of conf championship weekend, but as the weekend progressed and other teams played their way in, I think wed eventually fall to first four out.

    Our first round BTT game probably will be against Illinois (in Chicago, smh) for our ncaa tournament lives. In that scenario, how many of you think wed come away with a win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingGopher View Post
    Unfortunately, this is probably the most likely scenario. We would be “in” at the start of conf championship weekend, but as the weekend progressed and other teams played their way in, I think we’d eventually fall to first four out.

    Our first round BTT game probably will be against Illinois (in Chicago, smh) for our ncaa tournament lives. In that scenario, how many of you think we’d come away with a win?
    I know we wet the bed at Illinois, but we can win that game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingGopher View Post
    Unfortunately, this is probably the most likely scenario. We would be “in” at the start of conf championship weekend, but as the weekend progressed and other teams played their way in, I think we’d eventually fall to first four out.

    Our first round BTT game probably will be against Illinois (in Chicago, smh) for our ncaa tournament lives. In that scenario, how many of you think we’d come away with a win?
    We can beat them. But Gophs have to play HARD for 40 minutes, because Underwood's team brings it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedsmaroonandgold View Post
    I know we wet the bed at Illinois, but we can win that game.
    We might not even be the 8th seed in that game. There’s still a chance we’d be the 9th seed

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    If we get into coin flip territory, I hope someone reminds the committee we were robbed of a tier one road win at Nebraska.

    Wouldnt it be gophery if that call cost us a tourney bid and cost Pitino his job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOP DREAMS View Post
    If the Gophers beat Purdue, then lose to Maryland and lose the first game of the B1G tourney are we still in?
    This is what I think would have them sweating through their shirts. I'm guessing that this would be "barely" enough to get in. A win against Purdue would be huge, then 2 losses to Maryland and probably Illinois or Rutgers.

    This one could go either way IMO. Best is to win one of the next 2 and then your first round BT game. Do that and I think they are in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingGopher View Post
    If we get into coin flip territory, I hope someone reminds the committee we were robbed of a tier one road win at Nebraska.

    Wouldn’t it be gophery if that call cost us a tourney bid and cost Pitino his job.
    So, conversely, if we just barely end up on the right side of the bubble, would we say that a blown traveling call against Washington saved his job? These things cut both ways. If he loses his job, it will be because of six years of performance, not one call.

    To be clear, if we get in the tournament, I will not denigrate that accomplishment based on how soft the bubble is or the traveling call. It is absurd to look for ways to poo poo your team's accomplishment. I'm just pointing out that I dont want to excuse our failures either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedsmaroonandgold View Post
    So, conversely, if we just barely end up on the right side of the bubble, would we say that a blown traveling call against Washington saved his job? These things cut both ways. If he loses his job, it will be because of six years of performance, not one call.

    To be clear, if we get in the tournament, I will not denigrate that accomplishment based on how soft the bubble is or the traveling call. It is absurd to look for ways to poo poo your team's accomplishment. I'm just pointing out that I dont want to excuse our failures either.
    Well said. It sounds so simplistic, but a team either gets in or gets left out on their own merits. And if the Gophers get in by the skin of their teeth and play in Dayton, I have no time for people who will make light of that (and there will be plenty here who'll do that).

    Get in. Give me the First Four or the 1st round, either one all that matters is having a chance to survive and advance. I'd take Dayton in a heartbeat right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedsmaroonandgold View Post
    So, conversely, if we just barely end up on the right side of the bubble, would we say that a blown traveling call against Washington saved his job? These things cut both ways. If he loses his job, it will be because of six years of performance, not one call.
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    Im not suggesting otherwise. Also, if it were up to me, itd take more than a first rd ncaa appearance to bring him back.

    Im still annoyed at that call because I knew wed end up near the cut line. Also would be ironic if ncaa selection committee screwed us to end the year, because ncaa screwed us to begin the year.

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    Here are 10 seeds through about 12 teams out right now sorted by Bracket Matrix combined.

    Team
    #10 Seed - VCU | Net=37 | RPI=23
    #10 Seed - TCU | Net=43 | RPI=41
    #10 Seed - Texas | Net=36 | RPI=53
    #10 Seed - North Carolina State | Net=31 | RPI=92

    #11 Seed - UCF | Net=30 | RPI=29
    #11 Seed - Florida | Net=29 | RPI=48
    #11 Seed - Alabama | Net=48 | RPI=42
    #11 Seed - Arizona State | Net=68 | RPI=50

    #12 Seed - Utah State | Net=34 | RPI=38
    #12 Seed - Temple | Net=56 | RPI=31
    #12 Seed - Minnesota | Net=55 | RPI=51
    #12 Seed - Seton Hall | Net=64 | RPI=55

    First ones out
    #17 Seed - Saint Mary's College | Net=39 | RPI=47
    #17 Seed - Clemson | Net=41 | RPI=54
    #17 Seed - Butler | Net=54 | RPI=75
    #17 Seed - Nebraska | Net=49 | RPI=113

    #18 Seed - UNCG | Net=61 | RPI=35
    #18 Seed - Toledo | Net=62 | RPI=37
    #18 Seed - San Francisco | Net=60 | RPI=65
    #18 Seed - Davidson | Net=75 | RPI=52

    #19 Seed - Murray State | Net=52 | RPI=69
    #19 Seed - Dayton | Net=66 | RPI=62
    #19 Seed - Creighton | Net=57 | RPI=72
    #19 Seed - Indiana | Net=58 | RPI=100

    #20 Seed - Georgetown | Net=72 | RPI=93
    #20 Seed - South Florida | Net=82 | RPI=101
    #20 Seed - Memphis | Net=53 | RPI=59
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