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CMJ

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  1. Congrats to Coach Jones on his first tourney win.
  2. Texas Southern struggling on offense against Mount Saint Mary's. Not looking good for JJ.
  3. It was neat to see the Super Pit on the regular ESPN's and not one of their ESPN+ or ESPN3 type broadcasts. I also have to salute our AD and I assume CUSA for helping put this together. We're not some basketball powerhouse (if I've done my math right, our all time win percentage is around 48%), so anything that can get our name out there is great as far as I'm concerned.
  4. I mean, I wish I had that kinda faith. 🙂
  5. CMJ

    NIT

    I'll accept it. Louisville hadn't won a title yet we they played here either. Well, not an NCAA title anyway. They won an NIT championship in 56 and that was back when the NIT was arguably still as prestigious as the NCAA title. It was around that time when the NCAA got more and more recognition, but the NIT was still a pretty big deal because they had MSG and the New York press. I remember seeing an interview with some old time players from the 50's that said they preferred the NIT for that reason.
  6. CMJ

    NIT

    It was not. UNLV had been out of the league several years by that point.
  7. CMJ

    NIT

    I believe they left the year we joined the Big West.
  8. CMJ

    NIT

    I didn't even know (or if I know, I forgot) that UNLV ever came to Denton. When was this?
  9. Usually the First Four games are spread between all the regional brackets, but because of Covid and the fact that all of the games are being played on one day versus two -- they're putting them all in two regions. A few weeks ago UCLA looked like it was due for a seed in the 5-6 range, but they really struggled down the stretch. They're actually lucky they snuck in.
  10. What's the line - something like "a tree is best measured when it's down - and so it is with people."
  11. CMJ

    NIT

    WKU survives and advances.
  12. CMJ

    NIT

    Richmond looked lost early too...came back to win by ten. WKU steadied themselves after awhile. Looking pretty good now.
  13. I give us a 15% chance at the upset. We're scrappy as hell and I know Mac will have us ready to play. However, Purdue has too much size and the Big 10 was ridiculously strong this season. We definitely have a puncher's chance - much more than our three previous tournament appearances. By game time, I'll probably be predicting a win - but right now I still am thinking logically. 🙂
  14. CMJ

    NIT

    Always nice to see the Super Pit on TV. Toledo looks good early, which is no shocker. They did win their league's regular season title.
  15. Hell, football doesn't even have a top 30 that rotate. More like a top 12 or so. Basketball does have more of a chance for under dogs, like your George Masons and VCUs with Final Four runs - but it is still mostly dominated with championship by the blue blood programs. The top 7-8 or so historic programs have won over half the titles. Even a school with terrific tradition like Purdue has never won an NCAA title. (They do have an NIT title, but not in the era where it was arguably as prestigious as the NCAA championship)
  16. Our official non-NT specific thread for the Big Dance. If anyone wants to start the yearly bracket contest or any of our typical balderdash, this is where to do it.
  17. Biggest game in the History of Western Civilization.
  18. CMJ

    NIT

    I'd definitely wanna see that NC State/Davidson game. Would probably try and go tonight too since there's no NCAA game on against it. Hopefully some locals take advantage - these are some quality schools that never come to Denton.
  19. There were a ton of Irish in the Union Army during the Civil War, and about half of all MOH recipients were from the Civil War. That also help explains it.
  20. Mackey seems similar to the Super Pit (though larger - ours seats about 10K). They were built around the same time, so that isn't exactly a shock. Unfortunately, we rarely see it more than half full, but it can get really loud in there.
  21. CMJ

    NIT

    Anyone gonna try and make either game tonight?
  22. We'd likely be the toast of the country for at least a couple of days. We'd probably get more press than we have in decades. Anytime a low seed pulls an upset, the media pumps out a ton of stories on them. Thirteens win roughly 20.5% of the time in the Round of 64, so it's not super common, but it's also not rare like 14-16 wins. In other words, if we won as a 13, we might be THE Cinderella of the tournament.
  23. If I recall, the Memphis and Kansas State fans that visited mostly just talked crap. I'm sure they were knowledgeable (or some of them), but they were also kinda jerks and we didn't see much of them. TastyGreek though had one of the all time troll jobs on the KSU board though, I remember they even said they'd miss him over there.
  24. I have to say, between reading their board and the Purdue folks that have made the trip over here, it's obvious the stereotypes about the state of Indiana and basketball are correct. Very knowledgeable fanbase.
  25. That is a good formula UNT Family Man. I think it'd help if the game was in the 50s with us using 25+ seconds of every shot clock, and making them do the same. We can definitely win an ugly game like that. We're not gonna rain down threes and win a game in the 70s or 80s. Not against a team like Purdue anyway. This isn't Rice or UTSA when we could let them score and still win. If Purdue score 65+ they win. We need to limit possessions, get to the free throw line, hit a few timely threes, and play D like a bunch of junk yard dogs.
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