The Bird Level
Indiana State Sycamores (11-8, 8-6) vs. Evansville Purple Aces (8-10, 6-6)
Ford Center - Evansville, IN
Sunday, February 14th, 2021
4:00pm EST Tip
There’s been some bad MVC basketball this year for sure. Ironically, if Drake keeps going full steam ahead but then loses in St. Louis it could be a multi-bid (2) league this year!
One thing to keep in mind is that this year, mostly due to not being able to buy a bunch of pre-conference games AND (maybe more importantly) not having any type of home court advantage, there won’t be as many P5 teams with padded records.
In the past, the 8th place team in a P5 league would have 20 wins because they would play 18-20 home games in front of a big crowd. Not so this year.
Teams like Duke, Kentucky and others will probably lose more home games this year then in the five years prior. This will hopefully open up more chances for Drake and teams like them.
My thoughts exactly. All you hear is how good the big ten is, blah, blah, blah. There will be at least 10 bit ten teams in the tournament.HA! You don't think they will adjust??
I mean - I like your "wishful" thinking and it might open a door that was previously shut before. Maybe like a chipmunk or something could get through the door as apposed to a ladybug. But I'm going to say - more teams with a less than .500 record will get the benefit of the doubt than mid majors that deserve a look.
Exactly how many teams Joe Lunardi has in his Bracketology release this week. Four of his 6 "play in" teams are autobids from lower leagues. The only way this shit changes is if non-P5 conferences go back to the table and demand changes.My thoughts exactly. All you hear is how good the big ten is, blah, blah, blah. There will be at least 10 bit ten teams in the tournament.
Crap. Not sure how all teams in a conference, let alone in D1 will have even close to the same number of games to plan a tournament,
Didn't matter with college football with Ohio State getting in despite playing fewer games. They will just keep with the same formula as always -- put all of the P5 schools in and supplement it with league tournament winners.Crap. Not sure how all teams in a conference, let alone in D1 will have even close to the same number of games to plan a tournament,