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Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by ggasu » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:51 pm

So how high do you think the guys were, when they came up with the format for the Sun Belt basketball tournament ?

I am going to say 9.8 on a 1-10 Scale

https://i.turner.ncaa.com/sites/default ... racket.pdf



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Re: Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by wb247 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:13 pm

Everything except the final being on ESPN+ looks like the crazier issue.



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Unread post by Saint3333 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:17 pm

Done to reward a good regular season and attempt to ensure the winner has the best chance at a higher NCAA seed.

I don’t have an issue with it. If you don’t like it try harder prior to March.



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Re: Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by agentpaul001 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:42 pm

I think it’s a step forward. I’d almost prefer they just dropped the #9,10 seeds and had the second round game at they 5,6 campuses. It’d be more fun traveling to the tournament knowing you could show up Friday and leave Sunday night with a tournament bid.

Troy & South Alabama both lost today which helps our distant Sunbelt tournament hopes. It’s gonna come down to those last couple games against those two same teams. I think we stand a good shot at going 4-3 to finish season which probably gets us a home game in tourney.



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Re: Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by Appalachman » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:36 pm

ggasu wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:51 pm
So how high do you think the guys were, when they came up with the format for the Sun Belt basketball tournament ?

I am going to say 9.8 on a 1-10 Scale

https://i.turner.ncaa.com/sites/default ... racket.pdf
The single, double, triple bye is brilliant said no one ever except the guy who wrote it down as a joke and still denies it was his idea. Maybe David Grady suggested this to the sunbelt as payback.



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Re: Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by ggasu » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:38 pm

wb247 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Everything except the final being on ESPN+ looks like the crazier issue.
Final is on ESPN 2 .... semi finals on espn+

And if the Triple Bye tournament format isn’t crazy enough...Next year, they unveil the “pod system” at the end of the year for the last three games of the regular season. 😂....pod system was a 10 out of 10 high as f night



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Re: Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by T-Dog » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:13 pm

Next season, the first three rounds of the tournament are at campus sites. Only the "Final Four" will be in NOLA, and it'll be at the NBA arena in downtown.



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Re: Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by hapapp » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:54 am

Among mid majors/one bid leagues you're likely to see more of these creative formats in an effort to protect regular season champs. It's fine for the ACC if the 5th place team wins the tourney because they'll send 8 to the Dance but anything less than the 1 or 2 seed from the Belt will garner a 16 seed.



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Re: Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by Yosef84 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:24 am

I'm never really liked the fact that in basketball the regular season seems to go out the window when the tournament time comes. Yeah...I know....seeds, but putting everyone on the same footing makes no sense. There is actually a logic and a "reward" for the teams for performing during the season this way and the reward isn't limited to a couple of top teams. It's a little crazy looking on paper but I have no problem with it.



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Re: Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by Stonewall » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:27 am

T-Dog wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Next season, the first three rounds of the tournament are at campus sites. Only the "Final Four" will be in NOLA, and it'll be at the NBA arena in downtown.
Wow , that would be...oh never mind.



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Re: Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by /\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:07 am

T-Dog wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Next season, the first three rounds of the tournament are at campus sites. Only the "Final Four" will be in NOLA, and it'll be at the NBA arena in downtown.
Call me crazy but, I personally like this format.


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Re: Crazy Sun Belt Format

Unread post by WASU 93 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:17 pm

/\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:07 am
T-Dog wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Next season, the first three rounds of the tournament are at campus sites. Only the "Final Four" will be in NOLA, and it'll be at the NBA arena in downtown.
Call me crazy but, I personally like this format.
I like it as well. It rewards winning.

it's not impossible for a team to go all the way through if they get hot. Kemba Walker and UCONN had to win 5 straight in the 2011 Big East Tournament as a #9 seed (then, they won 6 more and won the National Title.

C-USA is bracketing their team (1-5, 6-10 and 11-14) for the final four games of the REGULAR season to try to improve strength of schedule at the top. The Sun Belt will adapt a similar pod system next year.

It's all about $$$. The farther teams go in the National Tournament, the more money that is made for the team and the conference. The more units (wins) a conference collects, the more money they are rewarded.



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