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    College Basketball 2020 Part 2: March Madness!

    Title says it all. Almost at 1,000 posts in the other one.
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    On to the tournaments! The best time of the year for college basketball.
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    So, we've seen what a first round NCAA Tournament game looks/feels like with essentially no fans there. The first half of those opening games on Thursday/Friday morning/early afternoon games with teams from far away are often pretty sparsely attended. However, it would be pretty weird to see a Regional Final/Final Four with no fans. If it got to that, could they move the games geographically, too? For example, if IU, Kentucky, Louisvlle and Dayton were in the Final Four, could the four teams just agree to move the games to, say, Cintas Center? No reason to play those games in a huge, empty dome, and no real reason for the teams to travel, either. Or if not moving it out of Atlanta, at least to like Georgia Tech so that the environment isn't quite so weird. It would just feel like a normal practice environment compared to bizarro-world in an empty dome.

    Man, things could get weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    So, we've seen what a first round NCAA Tournament game looks/feels like with essentially no fans there. The first half of those opening games on Thursday/Friday morning/early afternoon games with teams from far away are often pretty sparsely attended. However, it would be pretty weird to see a Regional Final/Final Four with no fans. If it got to that, could they move the games geographically, too? For example, if IU, Kentucky, Louisvlle and Dayton were in the Final Four, could the four teams just agree to move the games to, say, Cintas Center? No reason to play those games in a huge, empty dome, and no real reason for the teams to travel, either. Or if not moving it out of Atlanta, at least to like Georgia Tech so that the environment isn't quite so weird. It would just feel like a normal practice environment compared to bizarro-world in an empty dome.

    Man, things could get weird.
    Good point/points. But does the NCAA care?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    For example, if IU, Kentucky, Louisvlle and Dayton were in the Final Four, could the four teams just agree to move the games to, say, Cintas Center?
    Ummmm, no.

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    Wright State blowing it...
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    Wright State blowing it...
    One bid leagues should get rid of the conference tournament and send their regular season champ - and best team - to the NCAAs. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Freak View Post
    One bid leagues should get rid of the conference tournament and send their regular season champ - and best team - to the NCAAs. Thoughts?
    No, it makes the tournaments exciting. There'd be next to no reason to have a tournament otherwise. Furthermore these leagues generally won't have a winner go far in the NCAAs anyway. If their champ gets upset in the tournament, let them play for awhile in the NIT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Freak View Post
    One bid leagues should get rid of the conference tournament and send their regular season champ - and best team - to the NCAAs. Thoughts?
    Yeah, IDK. The conference tournaments can be exciting, but they completely negate the regular season.

    Wright State tonight looks as bad as I've ever seen them. Coming into this season, I thought they were good enough to sweep the conference, and sneak into the Top 25 at some point. They had a good year (one of the top scoring teams in the country, I believe), but underwhelmed me overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    No, it makes the tournaments exciting. There'd be next to no reason to have a tournament otherwise. Furthermore these leagues generally won't have a winner go far in the NCAAs anyway. If their champ gets upset in the tournament, let them play for awhile in the NIT
    One-game baseball playoffs are more exciting too but they don't feel right to us. Conferences can make money by their teams advancing in the NCAA tournament, seems to me it's in their best interest to send their best team to have a chance to do that.

    I don't disagree with you, conference tournaments are exciting. But Wright State won the league by two games and is by far the best team in their league but they will be sitting out the NCAAs because they lost one game on a neutral floor after a 10-day layoff. Doesn't seem right to me. Why play a regular season at all?
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    San Francisco had a chance to take out Gonzaga but missed some key shots late....Gonzaga advances to the WCC Final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Freak View Post
    One bid leagues should get rid of the conference tournament and send their regular season champ - and best team - to the NCAAs. Thoughts?
    I always think you have the tournament. Mid major tournaments are great, and those guys get more eyeballs in their tournament than they do all season. I know the WCC has recently been a 2 bid league, but San Francisco is not one of those teams and they nearly just knocked off Gonzaga and would have been one win away from an auto bid. Finally, without the tournament and tournament seeding, many teams would have nothing to really play for halfway through the season.....but with the tournament, they always have that carrot out there....because it is always better to be a 5 Seed instead of a 9 Seed.

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    Re: College Basketball 2020 Part 2: March Madness!

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Freak View Post
    One bid leagues should get rid of the conference tournament and send their regular season champ - and best team - to the NCAAs. Thoughts?
    As opposed to playing semfinal final and finals games in three quarter empty NBA arenas, IMO, one bid league tournaments should be comprised entirely of games played solely on campus sites with home court advantage based upon regular season record. That way, the regular season is not rendered meaningless at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revering4Blue View Post
    As opposed to playing semfinal final and finals games in three quarter empty NBA arenas, IMO, one bid league tournaments should be comprised entirely of games played solely on campus sites with home court advantage based upon regular season record. That way, the regular season is not rendered meaningless at all.

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    I am fine with them playing on campus....but do not take away the OVC Tournament....and example of a usual one bid league that does not get much attention nationally, but their tournament has became a thing....it has always been the reminder that March is here....the tournament is close.

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