NCAA tournament committee to emphasize quality road wins

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NCAA tournament committee to emphasize quality road wins

Post by seattlecowboy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:11 pm

Thought this topic may affect us next year with the team we have returning. At least we have a shot at the NCAA tournament so with that said this article gives a good glimpse at what the NCAA tournament committee will be looking for in At-large bid teams. It will be good if we can show well at the tournament around Thanksgiving.

"The men's basketball selection committee will put a greater emphasis on quality road wins beginning next season, the NCAA announced Friday.

Next year, teams aiming for the NCAA tournament will be evaluated according to quality home wins (top 30 in the RPI), neutral site wins (top 50) and road wins (top 75). The tiers expand from there with the same criteria.

A team that plays on the road and beats an opponent rated 50th will get more credit for that victory than it would for a home win over a squad ranked 40th. The change will also ensure teams will not suffer the same penalties for road losses as they do for home wins in the selection process."

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... ext-season
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Re: NCAA tournament committee to emphasize quality road wins

Post by LanderPoke » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:44 pm

This is positive for us, I think. This will give the $$ conferences incentive to leave and come play us at the AA.

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Re: NCAA tournament committee to emphasize quality road wins

Post by stymeman » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:06 pm

Good it's about time to get rewarded for hard work on the road especially at a tough place to play!

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