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  • NCAA and NIT

    Only one MVC team in post season play. Unbelievable that all this conference can muster is ONE team

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    Eh, many Valley teams could get in the CIT or CBI, but just don't want to. NIT takes 1 seeds who lost conference tourneys, then fills the rest with mainly P5 teams.
    To avoid confusion - my username is baseball (Cy Young award) related, NOT for the Cyclones.

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    • #3
      The parity this year in the conference killed any chance of a NIT bid. Plus the non conference SOS while not as bad as in the past is rather poor after us.

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        • #5
          I agree it really stinks the way Mid Majors are being treated. I would much rather see Mid Major regular season champs like Middle Tennessee State than under .500 power 5 teams like ASU, Syracuse, Oklahoma etc.

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          • #6
            FWIW, Drake is hosting a CIT game right now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hacksaw View Post
              FWIW, Drake is hosting a CIT game right now.
              Tied at half vs an 8th place Southland team, yuck.
              To avoid confusion - my username is baseball (Cy Young award) related, NOT for the Cyclones.

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              • #8
                Drake pulls out the OT victory

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CyCarp View Post
                  Eh, many Valley teams could get in the CIT or CBI, but just don't want to.

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                  • #10
                    I agree. Plus, the team exceeded expectations. Playing in something like this is a great reward.

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                      • #12
                        Loyola gets the win with a fantastic 3 at the end! When will the committee stop underseeding the Valley?

                        2018 - 11 seed Loyola "upsets" 6 seed Miami
                        2017 - 10 seed WSU "upsets" 7 seed Dayton
                        2016 - 11 seed UNI "upsets" 6 seed Texas; 11 seed WSU crushes 11 seed Vanderbilt, "upsets" 6 seed Arizona
                        2015 - UNI and WSU both got respect this year, but 7 seed WSU "upset" 2 seed KU
                        2014 - WSU had a 1 seed. The apex of Valley respect?
                        2013 - 9 seed WSU "upsets" 8 seed Pittsburg, 1 seed Gonzaga, and 2 seed Ohio State. Creighton had a 7 seed.
                        2012 - WSU had a 5 seed, Creighton had an 8. Both were probably right.
                        2011 - Indiana State had a 14 seed. They were lucky to be there, and lost handily.
                        2010 - 9 seed UNI "upsets" 8 seed UNLV and 1 seed KU

                        So since 2010, the Valley has sent 13 teams to the tournament. As far as I can tell, only 2 of them lost in the first round (ISU in 2011 and WSU in 2012). The Valley team was the lower seed in 6 of those 11 first round wins.

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                        • #13
                          The Valley has won 10 consecutive Round of 64 games.

                          But, yeah, ****tly league in flyover country.
                          #MACtion

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                          • #14
                            Would be interested to see how different leagues have performed relative to their seeds over the last quarter century or so. I gotta imagine the Valley would be at or near the top of that list.

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