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Akzag
03-07-2009, 12:43 PM
[Help maintaining the list over the next week kindly requested]

1. Cornell - Ivy

Akzag
03-07-2009, 12:45 PM
3 more auto-bids coming up tonight ...

2. Big South - 2 VMI v. 1 Radford (4pm ET)

3. Atlantic Sun - 2 E. Tenn. State v. 1. Jacksonville (6 pm)

4. Ohio Valley - 4 Morehead State v. 2 Austin Peay (8 pm)

Akzag
03-07-2009, 02:23 PM
2. Radford - Big South

One of my new favorite names, Artsiom Parakhouski had 26 for the Highlanders. Austin Kenon led the Keydets with 34

Akzag
03-07-2009, 04:19 PM
3. East Tennessee State - Atlantic Sun

The #2 seed Buccaneers knock #1 Jacksonville into the NIT.

Ben Smith scores 29 for the Dolphins.

BobZag
03-07-2009, 04:27 PM
3. East Tennessee State - Atlantic Sun

The #2 seed Buccaneers knock #1 Jacksonville into the NIT.

Ben Smith scores 29 for the Dolphins.

Trivia: USC-Upstate beat Jacksonvlle. ;)

Akzag
03-07-2009, 04:51 PM
For those keeping track, through the first four automatic bids awarded, two others spots in the NIT have been claimed. It's gonna be a tight fit for any at-large schools at this rate.

UT-Martin lost in the semis of the Ohio Valley Tournament.

Akzag
03-07-2009, 06:42 PM
4. Morehead State - Ohio Valley

The four seed gets a bucket with 1.4 seconds left in the second OT to get the nod ...

Akzag
03-08-2009, 12:14 PM
5. Northern Iowa - Missouri Valley

crazy game after halftime and into the OT

Akzag
03-09-2009, 03:52 PM
Four more auto-bids tonight ... three #1 vs. #2 seed matchups, the other a #1 vs. #3 thanks to the College of Charleston's ousting of Davidson yesterday.

Colonial - 1) Virginia Commonwealth v. 2) George Mason (VCU up 11 at half)
Southern - 1) Chatanooga v. 3) College of Charleston (tied at 34 - halftime)
Metro Atlantic - 1) Siena v. 2) Niagara (same time as ours, on the deuce)
West Coast - 1) Gonzaga v. 2) St. Mary's

lothar98zag
03-09-2009, 04:14 PM
see here for more auto bid info: http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?t=18820

Akzag
03-09-2009, 04:34 PM
sorry lothar ... if a mod wants to move/merge ... much appreciated

Rangerzag
03-09-2009, 07:07 PM
6. Gonzaga - West Coast

Akzag
03-10-2009, 11:36 PM
7. Virginia Commonwealth - Colonial


(see lothar's above link to General Basketball ... he's got the info there too)

Akzag
03-10-2009, 11:38 PM
8. Chatanooga - Southern

Akzag
03-10-2009, 11:39 PM
9. Siena - Metro Atlantic

Akzag
03-10-2009, 11:40 PM
10. Cleveland State - Horizon




(gotta think that Butler still gets in, claiming an at-large from the BCS)

Akzag
03-10-2009, 11:42 PM
11. North Dakota State - Summit


(and if it is all the same to the Committee, this is a team I would rather not see the first weekend - somebody else has a thread going on that so I'll leave it at that ...)

Akzag
03-10-2009, 11:43 PM
12. Western Kentucky - Sun Belt


Special congrats to our brethren, and our "own" 83!

Akzag
03-12-2009, 03:14 PM
13. Robert Morris - Northeast

Akzag
03-12-2009, 03:15 PM
14. Portland State - Big Sky

Akzag
03-14-2009, 10:30 AM
15. American - Patriot

Akzag
03-14-2009, 10:31 AM
16. Binghampton - American East

Akzag
03-14-2009, 10:32 AM
17. Memphis - Conference USA

Akzag
03-14-2009, 10:34 AM
Four conference tournaments finish up on Sunday, the rest today.

Akzag
03-14-2009, 05:51 PM
18. Morgan State - MEAC

Akzag
03-14-2009, 05:53 PM
19. Temple - Atlantic-10

Akzag
03-14-2009, 05:54 PM
20. Utah - Mountain West

Akzag
03-14-2009, 05:55 PM
21. Missouri - Big 12

Akzag
03-14-2009, 05:56 PM
22. Southern California - Pac-10

Akzag
03-14-2009, 10:47 PM
23. Cal State-Northridge - Big West

Akzag
03-14-2009, 10:49 PM
24. Akron - MAC

Akzag
03-14-2009, 10:49 PM
25. Alabama State - SWAC

Akzag
03-14-2009, 10:51 PM
26. Utah State - WAC

Akzag
03-14-2009, 11:06 PM
27. Louisville - Big East

Akzag
03-14-2009, 11:34 PM
Last four tournament championships to be decided Sunday ...

28. ACC - Duke v. Florida State
29. Big Ten - Purdue v. Ohio State
30. SEC - Tennessee v. Mississippi State
31. Southland - Texas-San Antonio v. Stephen F. Austin
(okay, I had to cheat and see who was playing ... have they traditionally had their tourny end this late? or is it new this year?)



65 slots - 31 conference champs = 34 at large bids to go

Akzag
03-14-2009, 11:45 PM
The Presumed "Ins" - (info on this post blatantly stolen from espn.com's Bubble Watch (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/bubblewatch))

34. Duke / Florida State "loser"
33. Purdue / Ohio State "loser"
32. Boston College
31. North Carolina
30. Clemson
29. Wake Forest
28. UConn
27. Syracuse
26. Pitt
25. West Virginia
24. Villanova
23. Marquette
22. Michigan State
21. Illinois
20. Kansas
19. Oklahoma
18. Oklahoma State
17. Texas
16. Texas A&M
15. Arizona State
14. California
13. UCLA
12. U of Washington
11. Louisiana State
10. BYU
9. Butler
8. Dayton
7. Xavier

Akzag
03-14-2009, 11:58 PM
With apologies to our Southland peeps, they are only getting one bid - the automatic qualifier, noted earlier.

* The "No Pressure Vols" slot ...
Should Tennessee lose to Mississippi State ... the Vols get ...

* 6. Tennessee

leaving 5 slots for at-large bids. Six ... or five? It's up to UTK (as our Memphis friends would say ...

Leaving these teams a-waitin' ...

a. Creighton
b. St. Mary's
c. San Diego State
d. Florida
e. Auburn
f. South Carolina
g. Arizona
h. Michigan
i. Wisconsin
j. Minnesota
k. Penn State
l. Providence
m. Maryland

(thirteen "solid" candidates, and another 260+ or so also-rans ... for 5 or 6 slots)