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  • clenz
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    Originally posted by BCPanther View Post

    Can't get fired if you quit first....
    From sources I have...

    Can confirm.

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  • BCPanther
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    Originally posted by UNIChippewa View Post

    That's an...interesting move to make, even if the MVC is a better conference than the Big Sky.

    I wonder how much of a pay upgrade is involved?
    Can't get fired if you quit first....

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  • BCPanther
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    Dana doing whatever he can possibly do to not be in Springfield in 2020-21.

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  • CyCarp
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    Interesting news for Missouri St, their 4 star commit will be there a year early...

    Four-star Missouri State commit Ford Cooper will reclassify from the 2020 class to 2019. High IQ point guard that can really pass.

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  • vbfan19
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    Originally posted by UNIChippewa View Post

    That's an...interesting move to make, even if the MVC is a better conference than the Big Sky.
    UND left the Big Sky and joined the Summit League
    Last edited by vbfan19; 06-23-2019, 12:51 AM.

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  • Wxcpanther
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    Originally posted by UNIChippewa View Post

    That's an...interesting move to make, even if the MVC is a better conference than the Big Sky.

    I wonder how much of a pay upgrade is involved?
    Not pay related, wanted to be able to be home more for his kids, said in the article when it was announced this new position would allow him to do that.

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  • UNIChippewa
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    Originally posted by domedays View Post
    Not sure if this has been mentioned anywhere but Brian Jones left North Dakota and took the Associate head coach position at Illinois St.
    That's an...interesting move to make, even if the MVC is a better conference than the Big Sky.

    I wonder how much of a pay upgrade is involved?

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  • domedays
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    Not sure if this has been mentioned anywhere but Brian Jones left North Dakota and took the Associate head coach position at Illinois St.

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  • UNIdad
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    I heard someone close to Bo Ryan at Wisconsin say that he would explain that he didn't have to have a great team to make the Final Four. He just needed a team that could consistently get to the NCAA Tournament. From there, its just a matter of winning 4 games in a row. Loyola did just that last year. And Virginia this year.

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  • sivert
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    The way I see it, Loyola was genuinely a good team in the 2018 NCAA tournament. Probably about a 6 or 8 seed. in order to get to the final four, they were VERY lucky.
    First, the top 1,2,4 seeds lost. Very fortunate.
    Second, when they played the 6, 3, 7, and 9 seeds, three of those games they won by 1 or 2 points. All down to the wire and really 50/50 games. The last (9 seed Kstate) they took over and won by 16. That game could have been against Virginia, Arizona, or maybe Kentucky.

    They pulled out 3 50/50 games. Then they got a win that based on their dominance let’s give them a 75% chance of winning. But that win was made possible by super unlikely losses. Let’s say only a 20% chance of the top four seeds losing in the first two rounds of a region.
    Just looking at what happened in the dance, their chances of doing that were probably about 2%.

    Then add that to get in, they beat a 16-16 UNI team by 4 points in the MVC that year. They got VERY LUCKY in 2018 and I was and am SUPER HAPPY for them.

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  • UNIChippewa
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    I honestly feel the people hating on Loyola for being "lucky" to make it to Final Four by winning some close games along the way (maybe victories should only count if they are by double digits?) are probably upset and jealous that they made it before we did coming out of the same conference. Human nature, more to the point, fan nature, I suppose.

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  • CyCarp
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    Yea, I get kinda annoyed by when people talk the luck of Loyola to get to a FF. Of course they got lucky, look at every team along the way, it's part off the game to an extent. Heck Virginia coulda easily lost 3 games in the tourney, but they're the National Champs. Just because they got lucky to win those games doesn't mean they didn't deserve it. They put themselves in positions to be successful and took advantage of the opportunities they had. Same can be said for the vast majority of teams when they have a "lucky" win.

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  • Panther Fan
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    It’s the fun of college basketball and especially March that crazy things happen. It’s a one and done tournament. Auburn as a 5 seed this year would probably admit they were LUCKY to win their first round game and then ends up in the FF. Drake in ‘08 seemed to win every close game all year and then gets beat on a 30 foot buzzer beater as a 5 seed. Who knows what happens if Western Kentucky misses that shot, does Drake go on to win some a few more games (god forbid)?

    i wouldn’t call Porter lucky, they had/have legitemate talent and that’s part of being a good college coach. But he’s made the tournament 1 time in about 15 years of coaching. He was fired at Illinois state. So I think I probably speak for others on here that we’re not ready to anoint him a great coach quite yet.

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  • SteinPizza
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    Originally posted by Wxcpanther View Post

    Same goes for the Wes shot. That game was going overtime worst case scenario. And we won the game against Illinois State by 9, when we were down 15-20 at the half. Not really a "down to the wire" kind of deal
    It seems some of you are arguing about luck, or lack thereof, involving UNI games won just to get in to the Tourney, or win an early round game. Loyola went to the FF. Big difference. Luck is going to play a role in any sporting event, so those of you arguing that Loyola got lucky are off base.

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  • Wxcpanther
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    Originally posted by 06panther10 View Post

    I was talking about the Illinois St game from 2009, which was a razor thin OT win.
    So that one game where Osiris Eldridge played absolutely incredible, 2 games that would have gone to overtime if two really good players hadn't made shots, then oh ya that season where we were top 10 in the country at one point and ran into a buzzsaw in Louisville who technically was never there now.

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