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the basketball team not being out of it for the NCAA Tournament but let's be realistic here. I'm concerned about us making the NIT. Do you guys think we can do it? I think it's going to be pretty damn hard for them to get to 16 wins.
Definitely. Hav eyou seen the way they've been playing lately? That's a postseason type team.
Long, long way to go.
We've won two straight games against two teams ranked lower than us in the Big 12 standings. Don't get to excited yet.
I think we could be a bubble team for the NIT. If we made the ncaa tourney that would be a miracle.
Doesn't get me excited either.
Here is an interesting site that power ranks all 300+ teams. WVU #100. The last 2 teams we played TT #247 and TX #89...nothing to get excited about or rest your hat on. This is the 1st time I've seen this site, a lot of stats went into the rankings.
College basketball is all about getting to the Big Dance, 66 teams make it and I don't see us as one of them. The sooner this group of misfits is dissolved the better. This is the worst group of players since Catlett's final club, the 2001-2002 team; and that was the worst team I've seen in 55+ years of following the Mountaineers. I still try to watch them...but it is hard,there is just no 'draw.' They don't have team chemistry, there is not one player that stands out where your can say it is worth watching them just to see him...just the opposite. I do look forward to seeing the 2 freshmen develop over the next 3 seasons, but this season is a wash out.
This is a pretty accurate version of the RPI which is what's used for postseason purposes by the NCAA. If you don't want to search, we're 96th.
2012-2013 Men's College Basketball Rating Percentage Index (RPI) Live - a ranking of teams based on their win percentage and strength of schedule (their opponents' average win percentage and their opponents' opponents' average win percentage) and sometimes additional or bonus factors such as game location or site updated every five minutes.
Damn, click on us and you get a good breakdown...we're 1-9 against top 100 RPI teams.
Lucky to make NIT
Zero chance at the dance IMO and we have no buisness in it this year anyway. Making the NIT and maybe winning a game or two would go a long way in the teams development big picture tho again JMO.
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It's going to be tuff to win 5 of the next 9 to get to 16 wins to be eligible for the NIT
We'd have to win the conference tournament and receive an automatic bid. Or we'd have to win all but one game the rest of the season and at least make it to the tournament semi-final.
What I have read is that the top 6 Big 12 teams will make the tourney so that's where we need to be in the standings.
I'm hopeful for the NIT at this point. It would be huge for experience and growth for the team. Next year will be much better.
Beyond the Murray attitude/adjustment issues and Deniz's senior disappearing act I think there is a weird dynamic between our guards that needs to be worked out. The more we play and and practice, the more that gets ironed out imo. And our shooting. That needs to be more consistent. Please.
Its doable but unlikely. They are playing better they could be a very tough out by the time the conference tournament rolls around.
All this is true but Kansas just lost to TCU has to make you feel like just about anything is possible!
Win and they are in but they almost have to win them all. TCU, Tech, ISU are must wins. They also need to go 5-2 against Baylor (2 games) KSU,Kansas,OSU,OU and win a tourney game.
That puts them at 20 wins with some great wins down the stretch. The tournament would look at the 9-2 record down the stretch as well as 5 wins against good teams and losses against Mich,Kansas and Gonzaga.
It is not impossible but, the team has played as bad as you can play and HAVE to get better.
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