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azzagfan
03-16-2017, 12:43 AM
In the NIT first round in non-BCS vs. BCS games
Day 1 - Non-BCS - 4 wins, BCS - 2 wins
Day 2 - Non-BCS - 2 wins, BCS - 3 wins

I have a feeling my bracket will be largely ruined by midnight...

TexasZagFan
03-16-2017, 05:00 AM
BYU completely embarrassed the WCC.

TexasZag
03-16-2017, 05:07 AM
BYU completely embarrassed the WCC.

I didn't get to watch the game (I was at the TCU-Fresno St. game) so I can't comment on how bad it looked. But this is also the same UTA team that beat St. Mary's and LMU earlier in the season, so the result was not totally unexpected (at least by me).

Zagobserver
03-16-2017, 05:13 AM
In the NIT first round in non-BCS vs. BCS games
Day 1 - Non-BCS - 4 wins, BCS - 2 wins
Day 2 - Non-BCS - 2 wins, BCS - 3 wins

I have a feeling my bracket will be largely ruined by midnight...

The NIT is always about motivation. I could theorize that it's easier to motivate a non-BCS team in a secondary tournament. I wouldn't take it as much of a sign.

TexasZagFan
03-16-2017, 05:17 AM
I didn't get to watch the game (I was at the TCU-Fresno St. game) so I can't comment on how bad it looked. But this is also the same UTA team that beat St. Mary's and LMU earlier in the season, so the result was not totally unexpected (at least by me).

Won't argue with that, BYU mostly laid eggs after getting their "signature win."

Goshzagit
03-16-2017, 06:17 AM
To BYU's credit, they were missing their silent assassin, MVP of their backcourt, and most athletic player in Elijah Bryant.

Bryant is the only guard to really hold "down" NWG, and also score against our defense.

Also, LJ Rose, their starting PG and another athletic piece was also lost for the season in January.

Losing two of their athletic guys with size on the perimeter killed them vs UT-Arlington.

Even if they would have had Elijah Bryant (future WCC star), they could have contained UTA's guards from penetrating a bit more…heck, Zags would still be undefeated if not for Bryant -- he was pretty outstanding vs us.

Also, the two back-up bench guards combined for like 8 TO's b/w them, nor could they defend a fly.

bartruff1
03-16-2017, 06:30 AM
If I were the king of college basketball , I would give a automatic to the conference season winner, then consider the conference tourney winner...like others have pointed out, it is a damn shame that teams like the Zips and Illinois State miss a chance to Dance..

sittingon50
03-16-2017, 08:43 AM
BYU completely embarrassed the WCC.

Maybe the WCC should invite UT Arlington to join! Looks like they would be competitive.

TexasZag
03-16-2017, 08:51 AM
Maybe the WCC should invite UT Arlington to join! Looks like they would be competitive.

I could go for that, for totally selfish reasons, of course! The UTA campus is only about 10 miles away, so I'd be guaranteed a Zags game every year! See what you can do to make that happen, please. And Fort Worth, which is just west of Arlington, is "Where the West Begins" (official motto of the city), so in that context it's not like Arlington is that far removed from the "west".

TexasZagFan
03-16-2017, 09:15 AM
I could go for that, for totally selfish reasons, of course! The UTA campus is only about 10 miles away, so I'd be guaranteed a Zags game every year! See what you can do to make that happen, please. And Fort Worth, which is just west of Arlington, is "Where the West Begins" (official motto of the city), so in that context it's not like Arlington is that far removed from the "west".

Count me in.

BTW, the town of Baird calls itself "the heart of West Texas." Drive another five hours, and you're in El Paso.

JPtheBeasta
03-16-2017, 12:26 PM
BYU completely embarrassed the WCC.

BYU is a bunch of fakers. It sucks that we lost to a group like that... That group in Provo needs to do some self reflection.