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Post by NoPoNeighbor on Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:30 am

Go Gaels!

(Logo looks like a Miami Beach hardware store... I miss the Pacific coastline on the left side of the W)

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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by SouthCarolinaPilot on Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:18 am

I too agree that this Coastline is the best WCC logo. But, I do have a soft spot for this old one too: Old School WCC Logo (Maybe WCAC?)

Also, holy cow both men's and women's finals! It continues NoPo's poetic justice.

I did see the conference signed an extension to continue the tournament in the Orleans through 2022. Hopefully, one of these days, I will make it to the tournament.
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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by bullwinkle on Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:44 am

The Orleans arena seats 9500.  There were probably 9000 fans there last night.  When the game ended, the team stormed the floor to hug Jordan Ford and Jordan Hunter.  They ended up on the floor with everybody piling on.  In the five minutes it took to set up the stage, the arena emptied to about 200 to 300 fans, players, coaches, and staff on the court and less than 50 people in the stands.  For those who stayed, it was pure joy.  Looked like Jordan Ford was in tears, everybody was hugging, there was a continual stream of red, white, and blue confetti coming from above, while they played "We Are The Champions" (God, I hate they song!).   They announced a limited number of SMC Championship T-shirts were available (wonder what happens to the thousands of Gonzaga championship shirts sitting in boxes), but they'd be ordering more.  I'm sure the Zag fans and team would have been happy to win, but SMC was euphoric - it was delightful to watch.

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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by Dean Murdoch on Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:55 am

DoubleDipper wrote:Yeah, maybe not #1 overall using the NET that was released a few minutes ago, but with a number of conference tournament finals yet to be played, including the ACC with #1 Virginia, #3 Duke, and #7 UNC, the now #2 Bulldogs should still be a #1 seed if the seeding is to be based purely on the NCAA's NET.

The NET isn't the be-all and end-all of seeding, just like RPI wasn't. Metrics are certainly a big part of it (these will favour Gonzaga) but who you've beaten is just as important or importanter (this is where Duke, Kentucky, Tennessee, UNC, Michigan St will all look better than Gonzaga). I think they'll come in as a solid 2 seed, and that's fair.
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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by Stonehouse on Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:41 am

Dean Murdoch wrote:Metrics are certainly a big part of it (these will favour Gonzaga) but who you've beaten is just as important or importanter (this is where Duke, Kentucky, Tennessee, UNC, Michigan St will all look better than Gonzaga). I think they'll come in as a solid 2 seed, and that's fair.

I'm not so sure. Gonzaga is the only team that beat full-strength Duke (they didn't have Reddish for Syracuse and haven't had Zion the past few weeks), and I think that could carry a lot of weight in the minds of the selection committee.

Of course, I'd love nothing more than for them to not get a #1 seed just because, but I think they have a puncher's chance still because of that Duke win.


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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by StudentPilot on Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:03 pm

CBS and ESPN are still calling GU a #1 seed, but this very interesting site, https://www.teamrankings.com/ncaa-tournament/bracketology/ has GU as a #2 and SMC as #12 seed.
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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:36 pm

StudentPilot wrote:CBS and ESPN are still calling GU a #1 seed, but this very interesting site, https://www.teamrankings.com/ncaa-tournament/bracketology/ has GU as a #2 and SMC as #12 seed.

At least Two of those three ACC teams that site ranks above the Zags will suffer another loss.

No way one doesn’t drop below our friends from Spokane.


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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by Dean Murdoch on Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:59 pm

That site also gives UNC Greensboro a 98% chance of an at-large bid, so take whatever it says with a grain of salt.
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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by up7587 on Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:44 pm

bullwinkle wrote:(wonder what happens to the thousands of Gonzaga championship shirts sitting in boxes)

Someone is taking a huge hit on their speculative inventory. I think stuff like that probably gets shipped overseas, to China to make rags or to Africa.
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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by Sound Voltex on Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:41 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
But I guess if it works for Sound Voltex….

My username and avatar is based off a popular arcade game in Japan which changes theme (and color/logo) every few years or so. They actually just officially changed it a few weeks ago, which reminded me to update it appropriately Wink rip blue avatar.

Back on topic-ish. A funny related meme gif posted by a Saint Mary's fan on the reddits that I wish I could embed here but our forum is too old-fartsy.

https://i.imgur.com/lVUeCB0.gifv
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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:27 am

DoubleDipper wrote:
Sound Voltex wrote:While skimming through tweets, I believe I read that on top of that, their head coach had to leave during the fourth period due to a family emergency.
Ah, that's why her husband, assistant coach Craig Fortier, was running the show at the end of the game...had to be doubly tough for him.

EDIT: After watching tape of the game, it appeared both Lisa and a Craig Fortier departed the court together for a family emergency.....sometimes we need to step back and remember basketball is just a game.
EDIT 2:  Craig Fortier did return to the bench, but Lisa had a car waiting to take her to a local Las Vegas hospital where her brother was/is under treatment.
Sad to report that Lisa's brother, Hayden, died in a Las Vegas hospital yesterday morning from complications from muscular dystrophy.  Lisa and their parents had been at Hayden's side since late in the title game on Tuesday.

Makes sports seem insignificant....
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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:36 am

up7587 wrote:
bullwinkle wrote:(wonder what happens to the thousands of Gonzaga championship shirts sitting in boxes)
Someone is taking a huge hit on their speculative inventory.  I think stuff like that probably gets shipped overseas, to China to make rags or to Africa.
Or maybe they'll be collectibles one day....

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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:53 am

DoubleDipper wrote:
Or maybe they'll be collectibles one day....


I’d buy one.
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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by StudentPilot on Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:36 pm

Dean Murdoch wrote:That knocks Gonzaga out of any discussion for the #1 overall seed and quite possibly drops them to a #2 seed. That loss killed them...a 5-2 Q1 record obviously would have looked a hell of a lot better than the 4-3 they'll go into Selection Sunday with.
Another 1 bites the dust! Florida St 69 - Virginia 59
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Re: Postseason - WCC Tourney March 7-12, Las Vegas

Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:53 pm

Dean Murdoch wrote:That site also gives UNC Greensboro a 98% chance of an at-large bid, so take whatever it says with a grain of salt.
Turns out the UNC Greensboro Spartans will stay home to play the Fighting Camels from Campbell in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday. Embarassed
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