Friday, December 23, 2016

Non-conference tournaments, part IV: Christmas

Whoops, forgot to get this up.  Only 2 tourneys this year, and I'm surprised this is still a thing, frankly.

Las Vegas Classic:
DePaul vs. Wyoming
Missouri St vs. USC
The stakes:  USC can't afford to lose either game.  Simple as that.

Diamond Head:
Tulsa vs. Stephen F Austin
San Diego St vs. Southern Miss
San Francisco vs. Utah
Illinois St vs. Hawaii
The stakes:  Utah can't afford to lose.  Hey, remember when Tulsa was an at-large team, SDSU was the MWC king, SFA was the mid-major darling?  And SMiss being a decent CUSA team and Illinois St being a team on the rise and all that jazz?  Yeah, just about every team here is in some form of disarray, and Utah is trapped with a tournament with high risk and little nutritional value.

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