Friday, March 6, 2020

3/5 recap

@Oregon 90, Cal 56
@Oregon St 68, Stanford 65 - with a roadie at Oregon left, Stanford might be in real trouble
Washington 90, @Arizona St 83 - just a terrible loss for a bubble team.  Losing home games like this is a dagger
@Arizona 83, Washington St 62

@Ohio St 71, Illinois 63 - there's a legit chance it ends up being OSU, not PSU or Iowa or Wisky or Michigan, as the 3rd best B1G team.  Somehow
@Michigan 82, Nebraska 58

@UConn 77, Houston 71 - are we sure Houston's safe?  I mean, probably yes, I'm out of line.  But their best wins are a sweep of WSU, Cincy at home, and @South Carolina.  Their non-con SoS is 209, their avg win is 138, .500 on the road.  That's *usually* the profile of a bubble team.  Now, 8-2 vs. Q2 and no bad losses should be enough.  But still.
@Memphis 68, Wichita St 60 - are we sure Wichita's safe?  Oklahoma might be their only win over a tournament team.  Same concerns with Houston apply here too, except their NET is much worse.  Meanwhile, Memphis is still breathing

We need to salute the American.  This isn't a bad conference!  It's amazing how they're going to get the minimum out of their season though.  On paper, this conference should have 3 or 4 bids.  In reality, there's a real danger of 1 bid, and no high seeds.  The wins and losses in conference have been distributed perfectly for maximum damage.  Tulsa, SMU, UConn, and Memphis all won just enough to damage the other teams, without winning enough to be in the at-large picture themselves.  This has been a perfect disaster for the conference.

A-Fun semis:
Lipscomb 73, North Florida 71 - there's an upset, and frankly good news for Liberty
Liberty 66, Stetson 62

MWC quarters:
San Diego St 73, Air Force 60
Boise St 67, UNLV 61
Utah St 75, New Mexico 70
Wyoming 74, Nevada 71

Big South quarters:
Winthrop 106, South Carolina Upstate 70
Gardner-Webb 72, UNC Asheville 62
Radford 62, Charleston Southern 48
Hampton 78, Longwood 53

Patriot quarters:
Bucknell 64, American 59 - upset
Boston 69, Navy 63
Lafayette 73, Army 68
Colgate 83, Lehigh 70

OVC quarters:
Eastern Kentucky 58, Tennessee St 48
Austin Peay 76, Eastern Illinois 65

Horizon quarters:
UIC 67, Youngstown St 61
Green Bay 78, Oakland 63

MVC 1st round:
Drake 75, Illinois St 65
Valparaiso 58, Evansville 56

WCC 1st round:
Loyola Marymount 75, San Diego 61
Santa Clara 76, Portland 62

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