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PostPosted: 06/22/19 6:45 pm    ::: UConn returns to the Big East Reply Reply with quote

Not yet finalized. What do people who do not hate the Huskies think?

http://www.digitalsportsdesk.com/ncaa-basketball/big-east/uconn-to-return-to-big-east/?fbclid=IwAR3YQ-x8Tn0wc5jZ9zsx1_b0KzD0bkn4t4ThngW_UEhm8ElCaFr_9GD-BFE



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PostPosted: 06/22/19 9:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Big win for MBB, more moderate win for WB. DePaul has been sort of the USF version of the Big East for WBB, being the only regular top 25 program in the conference during the New Age. But IMO top to bottom there will be more regularly 19 and 20-win members then there typically have been in the AAC. Now, will that translate into competition for Connecticut? - likely not, but it still is a step up.

But long gone are the days in Big East WCBB with names like Notre Dame, Syracuse, Lousiville, and Rutgers to go with UConn....

UConn's CFB program is going to have to scramble, but they have really been scrambling for some time now, even with a home in the AAC....


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PostPosted: 06/23/19 12:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UCONN fan here, as you all know and all i have to say is.....


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PostPosted: 06/24/19 1:02 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

for WBB, I don't see much difference. UConn should totally dominate regardless. I guess the overall conference RPI is probably higher and perhaps the middle of the conference is a bit better?



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PostPosted: 06/24/19 8:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
for WBB, I don't see much difference. UConn should totally dominate regardless. I guess the overall conference RPI is probably higher and perhaps the middle of the conference is a bit better?


I think the Big East stays a mid-major and it pretty much means nobody else has a shot of winning the BE any more Smile.


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PostPosted: 06/24/19 8:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
for WBB, I don't see much difference. UConn should totally dominate regardless. I guess the overall conference RPI is probably higher and perhaps the middle of the conference is a bit better?

You are right about the level of competition. The UCONN fans would love this conference because they would not have to travel across the country to see their favorite team play some road games.



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PostPosted: 06/24/19 11:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'd say that it's a good move for UConn and will be good for Women's Basketball in general.

Having UConn in the AAC wasn't really a good thing for any involved (well, except for those who wanted to tease UConn about their crappy conference... Wink ).

The worse RPI of the Big East last year was Xavier at #101. That's better than all but 3 of the AAC teams (and that includes UConn!).


For those UConn fans who hoped that UConn could raise the status of AAC programs like they did in the old Big East (Yes, I will admit that UConn played a big role in making ND into the current program it is), it seems much more likely to happen with the Big East, particularly with DePaul, Marquette, and possibly Villanova. (BTW, you might recognize that new coach at Marquette... Wink )


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PostPosted: 06/25/19 7:17 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Does this make St J's semi-relevant again?



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PostPosted: 06/25/19 8:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

CBiebel wrote:
I'd say that it's a good move for UConn and will be good for Women's Basketball in general.

Having UConn in the AAC wasn't really a good thing for any involved (well, except for those who wanted to tease UConn about their crappy conference... Wink ).

The worse RPI of the Big East last year was Xavier at #101. That's better than all but 3 of the AAC teams (and that includes UConn!).


For those UConn fans who hoped that UConn could raise the status of AAC programs like they did in the old Big East (Yes, I will admit that UConn played a big role in making ND into the current program it is), it seems much more likely to happen with the Big East, particularly with DePaul, Marquette, and possibly Villanova. (BTW, you might recognize that new coach at Marquette... Wink )


I think what this does for UCONN WBB will be far more important AFTER Geno retires.


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PostPosted: 06/25/19 4:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UConn benefits statistically while the increased likelihood of UConn losing any one conference game is minimal.

The benefit for the women is mostly that their RPI will improve enough that as long as they win they will not have to worry about their RPI/SOS bumping them down the NCAA S curve. The AAC had 2 teams in the top 100 RPI (without UConn) while last year the NBE had 6. The NBE had 4 teams (out of 10) above 100 RPI while the AAC had 10 (out of 12)


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PostPosted: 06/25/19 6:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

linkster wrote:
UConn benefits statistically while the increased likelihood of UConn losing any one conference game is minimal.

The benefit for the women is mostly that their RPI will improve enough that as long as they win they will not have to worry about their RPI/SOS bumping them down the NCAA S curve. The AAC had 2 teams in the top 100 RPI (without UConn) while last year the NBE had 6. The NBE had 4 teams (out of 10) above 100 RPI while the AAC had 10 (out of 12)


Why do those last 2 sentences seem contradictory?? Shocked

The first sentence indicates that for top 100 RPI: AAC = 2, BE = 6
Second sentence implies that for the top 100 RPI: AAC = 10, BE =4



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PostPosted: 06/25/19 10:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
linkster wrote:
UConn benefits statistically while the increased likelihood of UConn losing any one conference game is minimal.

The benefit for the women is mostly that their RPI will improve enough that as long as they win they will not have to worry about their RPI/SOS bumping them down the NCAA S curve. The AAC had 2 teams in the top 100 RPI (without UConn) while last year the NBE had 6. The NBE had 4 teams (out of 10) [b]above 100 RPI while the AAC had 10 (out of 12)[/b]


Why do those last 2 sentences seem contradictory?? Shocked

The first sentence indicates that for top 100 RPI: AAC = 2, BE = 6
Second sentence implies that for the top 100 RPI: AAC = 10, BE =4


I should have been clearer.

10 of the 12 AAC teams had an RPI worse than 100 while 4 of the 10 NBE teams were worse than 100. When I said "higher than 100 I was using the mathmatical "greater than", as in "101 is higher than 100".

What UConn gets is 6-8 more conference games vs top 50 teams.


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PostPosted: 06/26/19 2:05 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

linkster wrote:
Howee wrote:
linkster wrote:
UConn benefits statistically while the increased likelihood of UConn losing any one conference game is minimal.

The benefit for the women is mostly that their RPI will improve enough that as long as they win they will not have to worry about their RPI/SOS bumping them down the NCAA S curve. The AAC had 2 teams in the top 100 RPI (without UConn) while last year the NBE had 6. The NBE had 4 teams (out of 10) [b]above 100 RPI while the AAC had 10 (out of 12)[/b]


Why do those last 2 sentences seem contradictory?? Shocked

The first sentence indicates that for top 100 RPI: AAC = 2, BE = 6
Second sentence implies that for the top 100 RPI: AAC = 10, BE =4


I should have been clearer.

10 of the 12 AAC teams had an RPI worse than 100 while 4 of the 10 NBE teams were worse than 100. When I said "higher than 100 I was using the mathmatical "greater than", as in "101 is higher than 100".

What UConn gets is 6-8 more conference games vs top 50 teams.


Uh oh. This could fuck up a lot of those anti-uconn "look at their measley number of Top 50 wins, how can they possibly be a #x seed" arguments in March.



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PostPosted: 06/26/19 12:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

cthskzfn wrote:
linkster wrote:
Howee wrote:
linkster wrote:
UConn benefits statistically while the increased likelihood of UConn losing any one conference game is minimal.

The benefit for the women is mostly that their RPI will improve enough that as long as they win they will not have to worry about their RPI/SOS bumping them down the NCAA S curve. The AAC had 2 teams in the top 100 RPI (without UConn) while last year the NBE had 6. The NBE had 4 teams (out of 10) [b]above 100 RPI while the AAC had 10 (out of 12)[/b]


Why do those last 2 sentences seem contradictory?? Shocked

The first sentence indicates that for top 100 RPI: AAC = 2, BE = 6
Second sentence implies that for the top 100 RPI: AAC = 10, BE =4


I should have been clearer.

10 of the 12 AAC teams had an RPI worse than 100 while 4 of the 10 NBE teams were worse than 100. When I said "higher than 100 I was using the mathmatical "greater than", as in "101 is higher than 100".

What UConn gets is 6-8 more conference games vs top 50 teams.


Uh oh. This could fuck up a lot of those anti-uconn "look at their measley number of Top 50 wins, how can they possibly be a #x seed" arguments in March.


One of my first thoughts reading the news. But never underestimate what "they" can come up with to nitpick.


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PostPosted: 06/26/19 6:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:
linkster wrote:
UConn benefits statistically while the increased likelihood of UConn losing any one conference game is minimal.

The benefit for the women is mostly that their RPI will improve enough that as long as they win they will not have to worry about their RPI/SOS bumping them down the NCAA S curve. The AAC had 2 teams in the top 100 RPI (without UConn) while last year the NBE had 6. The NBE had 4 teams (out of 10) above 100 RPI while the AAC had 10 (out of 12)


Why do those last 2 sentences seem contradictory?? Shocked

The first sentence indicates that for top 100 RPI: AAC = 2, BE = 6
Second sentence implies that for the top 100 RPI: AAC = 10, BE =4


The only reason the AAC had that many teams in the top 100 RPI was......UConn.



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PostPosted: 06/29/19 12:51 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I really hope the Women's BET doesn't become a Htfd fixture again.



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PostPosted: 06/29/19 7:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

cthskzfn wrote:
I really hope the Women's BET doesn't become a Htfd fixture again.


I read an article that they're interested in Mohegan. In 2020 it's in Chicago, let's gooooo.


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PostPosted: 06/29/19 5:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Chicago, Phil, NY are all good sites. More arenas will now bid to host. I think Geno would love a BET in Phil.


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ucbart wrote:
cthskzfn wrote:
I really hope the Women's BET doesn't become a Htfd fixture again.


I read an article that they're interested in Mohegan. In 2020 it's in Chicago, let's gooooo.



I wouldn't mind a trip to Chicago, and hopefully see my buddy Buddy Guy, but UConn's return to the BET will be in '21, no?



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PostPosted: 06/29/19 8:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

cthskzfn wrote:
ucbart wrote:
cthskzfn wrote:
I really hope the Women's BET doesn't become a Htfd fixture again.


I read an article that they're interested in Mohegan. In 2020 it's in Chicago, let's gooooo.



I wouldn't mind a trip to Chicago, and hopefully see my buddy Buddy Guy, but UConn's return to the BET will be in '21, no?


Buddy Guy's club is about three blocks from my building. Good times.


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PUmatty wrote:
cthskzfn wrote:
ucbart wrote:
cthskzfn wrote:
I really hope the Women's BET doesn't become a Htfd fixture again.


I read an article that they're interested in Mohegan. In 2020 it's in Chicago, let's gooooo.



I wouldn't mind a trip to Chicago, and hopefully see my buddy Buddy Guy, but UConn's return to the BET will be in '21, no?


Buddy Guy's club is about three blocks from my building. Good times.


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PostPosted: 06/29/19 11:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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The New York crowd seem apathetic to the news......


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PostPosted: 06/30/19 3:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Conway Gamecock wrote:
GlennMacGrady wrote:




The New York crowd seem apathetic to the news......



LOL That must be you throwing all that shade on the buildings. Very Happy


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PostPosted: 07/26/19 3:04 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Gonna cost them $17 million.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2019/07/26/uconn-will-pay-17m-to-leave-the-aac-for-big-east/39811215/



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