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YukonJack
02-22-2017, 04:25 PM
It would lend to less Cinderella's, but then a true champion would be crowned. It can make up for your dud of a game or that unlucky bounce or bad call. If you then lose twice then yea you dont deserve it. If its too many games , make it single elimination up to the S16. It could have made a difference in 06 vs UCLA or even last Year vs Syracuse. In 13 Zags lost to Witchita St in round of 32 so no second chance based on early loss.

hondo
02-22-2017, 04:32 PM
The airlines, hotels, beer distributors and cardiologists would love that idea.

gonzagafan62
02-22-2017, 04:35 PM
I don't like that idea (see Gonzaga baseball)

Beat Arizona State in first game of tournament.... Lose to someone else (maybe TCU?) then play Arizona State again lose and we are kicked out ..... but we both went 1-1 against each other

Zags11
02-22-2017, 04:36 PM
No

gonzagafan62
02-22-2017, 04:37 PM
It would lend to less Cinderella's, but then a true champion would be crowned. It can make up for your dud of a game or that unlucky bounce or bad call. If you then lose twice then yea you dont deserve it. If its too many games , make it single elimination up to the S16. It could have made a difference in 06 vs UCLA or even last Year vs Syracuse. In 13 Zags lost to Witchita St in round of 32 so no second chance based on early loss.

We wouldn't have beaten Wichita state two times in a row that year especially with how it played out in real time. Losing Gary to a broken foot didn't help either. Wichita state was just a better team. I think all the games we lost one time (maybe save Wyoming, Syracuse or Nevada) we would've lost again.

It's just my opinion though and we truly wouldn't have known for sure

229SintoZag
02-22-2017, 05:04 PM
The single elimination nature of the tournament is its most unique and valuable feature. Only this way can a Bucknell end the season of a Kansas, or VCU und Duke's season.

We should delete this thread before some competing fan bases make fun of us. Duke and Kansas fans don't pine for a rules change that might give them a better chance to win. We have no reason to be even discussing this now, as we sit at the top of a Kenpom and all polls and we are 28-0. No team has show a better aptitude to run the six game gantlet this year than we have.

And it's not clear that it even would be a superior format for us or anyone for that matter. If it's double elimination for us it's double elimination for all, including all the teams we've beaten when we shouldn't.

The ruthless and quick eleimination of the field in three short weekends is why the tournament is what it is. It's why it's so hard. And it's why a title is so valued.

BayAreaZagFan
02-22-2017, 05:10 PM
What's that the kids say? Ummm, yeah... no.

Hoopaholic
02-22-2017, 05:59 PM
No thank you. Love the beauty of single elim tournament and the dreams it creates

Zags11
02-22-2017, 06:21 PM
No thank you. Love the beauty of single elim tournament and the dreams it creates

Yes. It makes it march madness.