2018 NCAA Tournament


2018 NCAA Tournament

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Selection show is at 6 PM tomorrow on ESPN.

Last bracketology has Drake as a #14 playing Ohio State.
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Final RPI (This will have an impact on our seeding):

63-Drake
101-Missouri State
120-UNI
165-Southern Illinois
244-Illinois State
264-Indiana State
269-Bradley
287-Valpo
307-Loyola
349-Evansville
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Ouch...half the MVC in the bottom 1/3 of RPI and only 1 team in top 1/3. 

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Darth Vader - 3/11/2018
Ouch...half the MVC in the bottom 1/3 of RPI and only 1 team in top 1/3. 

We were absolutely a very weak conference this season. Had we lost yesterday I can't say we would get in. Many teams were rebuilding this year and I expect the conference to be stronger next year. Good news for Drake is we only lose one senior and we'll have 4 very strong seniors so a third consecutive undefeated conference season is not out of the question. It should be more challenging than this year was, though.
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#13

@ Texas A&M

1:30 PM
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Lime - 3/12/2018
#13

@ Texas A&M

1:30 PM
Friday.
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Screw job

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Too much school spirit
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I just don't think we're one of the worst 16 teams in the tournament. Oklahoma got an at large with a 16-14 record :crazy:


Let's give Texas A&M everything we got and let's hope next year the committee finds it in their hearts to not give us a true road game in the 1st round. Go Bulldogs!


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Darth Vader - 3/12/2018
Screw job

Why do you say that?  The RPI rankings seem to put Drake in a 13-14 range.

Are there any websites out there that break down women's b-ball the way kenpom breaks down men's b-ball.  If so, what is Drake's rank?
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It's definitely a more fair ranking than last year's, which was a complete and total screwjob

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DUBulldog - 3/12/2018
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Screw job

Why do you say that?  The RPI rankings seem to put Drake in a 13-14 range.

Are there any websites out there that break down women's b-ball the way kenpom breaks down men's b-ball.  If so, what is Drake's rank?

It's more a generality about certain conferences getting the shaft in seeding:
Buffalo: RPI 22  Seed 11
Central Michigan: RPI 15 Seed 11
Princeton: RPI 29 Seed 12
Elon: RPI 31 Seed 13
Last year the team deserved a 7 seed and got a 10...and had to play a true road game on top of it.
etc

I sent a note to the NCAA selection committee years ago about this systemic bias. Nothing changes.
Why show the RPI on the NCAA website if it's barely used in seeding, if at all? Either change the metric, or use it.

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Anyone else going to go?
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Sorry DUB I didn't fully respond properly to your question. I apologize.
Oklahoma is in the same 'pod' and ended up as the 12 seed. As a better seed than the 13, they get a 'neutral site' game for the 1st round.
They were 16-14! They lost in the quarterfinals of their own conference tourney. Yet they get rewarded for playing a tough schedule...and losing. It doesn't even seem matter if they win if there is a 'brand name' on the jersey.
If all that matters is playing a tough schedule, Bulldogs had at one point played the 10th hardest non-conference schedule...and that seems to mean very little (yes, the MVC is a complete mess but they won every game).
I could've dealt with a 12 seed; an at large team that's barely .500 and arguably shouldn't be in the tourney ends up with the better seed? No. (On an aside, last year would fall under "Royal screw job" in my opinion).

Regardless, they're stuck with A$M and it's spring break in College Station meaning a good crowd there. If they can get the freshman Carter in foul trouble that would help. Aggies have major size inside too which was obviously a big problem last year in the tourney
 


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Definitely a more appropriate seed compared to last season, but still no respect given to the mid-major level, even with a top-10 non-conference schedule.

Keys to a Bulldog 'W':

1.) Shoot above 40% from distance
2.) Get to the line 15+ times, shoot above 85%
3.) Drive at the bigs and pass to the open shooter
4.) Let the A&M bigs have theirs, but shut down Carter

If we can get by A&M, I like our chances against DePaul/Oklahoma.
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Lime - 3/12/2018
#13

@ Texas A&M

1:30 PM

The brackets in the paper show the time as 3:30 Eastern, which would be 2:30 Central. It shows the DePaul game at 1:00 Eastern, 12:00 Central. Will probably have to wait a few days to se which is correct.

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#13

@ Texas A&M

1:30 PM

The brackets in the paper show the time as 3:30 Eastern, which would be 2:30 Central. It shows the DePaul game at 1:00 Eastern, 12:00 Central. Will probably have to wait a few days to se which is correct.

Drake, TAMU, the NCAA, and ESPN all say 1:30 PM CT.
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Lime - 3/13/2018
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Lime - 3/12/2018
#13

@ Texas A&M

1:30 PM

The brackets in the paper show the time as 3:30 Eastern, which would be 2:30 Central. It shows the DePaul game at 1:00 Eastern, 12:00 Central. Will probably have to wait a few days to se which is correct.

Drake, TAMU, the NCAA, and ESPN all say 1:30 PM CT.

Sounds like it's 1:30, then. Should have known better...the brackets and times were from AP..........FAKE NEWS!!!!

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really, ESPN, couldn't even put Drake on in the entire state? (we got more local territory than Marquette and Dayton did I guess)

https://twitter.com/DrakeWBB/status/974364641852903425

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19-19 at the first time out. Rhine with 9. She needs to have a huge game to have a chance.
Pace is to our liking and passing has flummoxed Aggies. A&M is hitting a ton of threes and a high FG%...would've been great if they had missed a couple.

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After 1st qtr, D up 28-26. Insane pace which I think has to be kept up to have a chance
Lumpkin and Dean have 2 fouls
D has 11 assists(?!)
Rhine 5-5 from field and 1-1 from stripe




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