Thursday, March 11, 2010

News On The Horizon 3/11/2010

Mid-Majority Chat Block, Episode 615--The Mid-Majority

2:03 [Comment From SteveSteve: ]
Hey Kyle: Given your experience with the Mock Selection, do you trust selection committee members to understand that a 2-1 record against the top 50 RPI's is better than 4-6 against the top 50 RPI's?
2:06 The Mid-Majority:
It's one piece of the puzzle, but winning two out of three games against the top 50 shows that Team In Question made the most of their opportunities. It was really drilled into our heads about the importance of Average RPI Win and Loss, how that's a real single-digit indicator of how well a team did and how well it scheduled. For instance, Butler ( ) won't be denied this year, not only because of 3-3 vs. the RPI Top 50. Teams in the 140's and 150's in W are the really good ones, and Butler's ARPIL is 40. It took care of business, and now it deserves what it's going to get.
2:27 [Comment From SeanSean: ]
Hey Kyle, Butler has put together a fantastic season, but how do you feel the committee should/will take into account that a couple of Butler's Top-50 wins have a bit of an asterisk attached to them (Ohio State not playing with Evan Turner and the bizarre Xavier ending).
2:30 The Mid-Majority:
Because the field is selected before it's seeded, it's probably not going to be a conversation they'll have until deep in the proceedings. But even then, it'll be in the context of comparing the Bulldogs' resume to other like teams, and their sheet will be put up on the projection screen next to that of another team (repeated as necessary). We won't know who those other teams are.

Wonka Watch: Three more squeeze through with auto bids--College Hoops Journal

Bulldogs Advance To Horizon League

Long-range shooting pays off as CSU women top Illinois-Chicago in Horizon first-round game--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Women Hold Off UIC Flames to Advance in HL Playoffs--Let's Go Vikes!
Video Highlights: Vikings Reach HL Semis Defeating UIC by 6--Let's Go Vikes!
Former Vikings Star Clinton Smith Wanted by Cuyahoga County Sheriff--Let's Go Vikes!
Vikings Advance to Semifinals With 78-72 Win Over
Vikings Head to Top-Seeded Green Bay for Semifinal

To get more invitations to the NCAA dance, Mid-American schools must take a tougher road: Terry Pluto--Cleveland Plain Dealer

UDM to host Legends Classic games--The Detroit Free Press
McCallum Earns Coach Of The Year Honors By
2010-11 Season To Feature Titans Hosting Legends Classic

Women's Hoops Advances to HL Championship Semi-Finals With Win Over
#3 Detroit to Face #2 Butler in HL Championship Semi-Finals on

Jerry Colangelo Headlines Men's Basketball Banquet On April

Women's Basketball Eliminated From Horizon League Championship By Cleveland

Gibler Named U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete Of The

Offensive Drought Proves Costly As Loyola Stumbles At Detroit,

Women's basketball: Kayla Tetschlag, Julie Wojta drive UWGB's offense--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB women beat UWM 72-48 in tournament quarterfinal--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: Zone can't stop UWGB in Horizon tourney quarterfinals--Green Bay Press Gazette
UWGB vs. UW-Milwaukee (Final)--UWGB Basketball
Green Bay Advances to Semifinals with Win over
(1) Green Bay Prepares for (4) Cleveland State in

Men's basketball: Phoenix hopes to extend season--Green Bay Press Gazette

Panthers See Season End At Green Bay,

Gazing into Horizon's crystal basketball--The Post-Tribune

WSU women fall in Horizon League quarterfinal--Dayton Daily News
Women Get a Win and Play in the Quarter Finals
Women’s basketball wins first round Horizon League tournament game--The Guardian
Women Drop Horizon League Quarterfinal Game at Butler

Worth the wait--Mark Katz's Blog
Season crashes in
Raiders Manhandled in Championship Game: Fall to Butler
Bus to Butler fuels devotion--The Guardian
Wright State falls in Horizon League championship game--The Guardian

Dallas Blocker Named Finalist For Jimmy V Comeback

Women's Basketball Scoreboard -- March 10 (Quarterfinals)--The Horizon League
Where Does Butler Fit in the Big Bracket?--Horizon League Network

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