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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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