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(02-02-2018 10:33 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 10:15 AM)BrooklynRocket Wrote:  I'd say Temple has the 4th best NCAA prospects in the league at this point. With that being said, they have a LOT of work to do still. They could just as easily go 3-5 in their final 8 games as they could 6-2.

for them to go 3-5 now- they'd have to lose 5/6 to Houston, UCF, Tulane, Wichita, UConn, and Tulsa(or lose to either ECU or USF). That would be EXTREMELY unlikely. If they can get their 3 home games- and then USF on the road- they would just need to go 2-2 in the other 4 games.

@Tulane - Toss up
ECU - Win (lock)
@USF - Win (likely)
@Wichita - Loss
Houston - Toss up
UCF - Toss up
@UConn - Toss up
@Tulsa - Toss up

2 wins, 1 loss, 5 toss ups.

Temple certainly has the horses to go 6-2 over that stretch, but are more likely to go 4-4, maybe 5-3. If this team is inconsistent enough to lose to Tulane and Memphis at home, they can easily lose to UCF and Houston at home too.
02-02-2018 11:04 AM
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(02-02-2018 11:04 AM)BrooklynRocket Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 10:33 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 10:15 AM)BrooklynRocket Wrote:  I'd say Temple has the 4th best NCAA prospects in the league at this point. With that being said, they have a LOT of work to do still. They could just as easily go 3-5 in their final 8 games as they could 6-2.

for them to go 3-5 now- they'd have to lose 5/6 to Houston, UCF, Tulane, Wichita, UConn, and Tulsa(or lose to either ECU or USF). That would be EXTREMELY unlikely. If they can get their 3 home games- and then USF on the road- they would just need to go 2-2 in the other 4 games.

@Tulane - Toss up
ECU - Win (lock)
@USF - Win (likely)
@Wichita - Loss
Houston - Toss up
UCF - Toss up
@UConn - Toss up
@Tulsa - Toss up

2 wins, 1 loss, 5 toss ups.

Temple certainly has the horses to go 6-2 over that stretch, but are more likely to go 4-4, maybe 5-3. If this team is inconsistent enough to lose to Tulane and Memphis at home, they can easily lose to UCF and Houston at home too.

This is probably most reasonable assessment I think Temple would get in with a 5-3 split and a tourny win (either as the 5 vs 12 or 6 vs 11) or with 4-4 they need two tourney wins (probably as 6 vs 11 than the 3 seed or 7 vs 10 than a 2 seed)

Best case scenario is 6-2 a lock or 5-3 needing the win and a 5 seed. Either is the surest path to dancing.
02-02-2018 11:47 AM
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While losses are never good, some are better than others. The loss to a very good Cincy team (a team that destroyed them @Cincy) is a good loss, especially when they should have one that game. As someone in this thread said, does that loss override the WTF losses in the committee's eyes.
02-02-2018 12:12 PM
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There is no such thing as a good loss.
02-02-2018 12:59 PM
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Everytime we get a decent win, the perfume of that win is stronger than the stench of an overmatched coach. Unfortunately, we come back down to earth:

Tulsa - W
ECU - W
USF - W
WSU - L
HOU - L
UCF - L
Uconn - L
Tulane - L
02-02-2018 01:35 PM
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Tulsa will beat you by at least 20
02-02-2018 02:56 PM
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(02-02-2018 02:56 PM)panicstricken Wrote:  Tulsa will beat you by at least 20

It would be nice to see Tulsa do something in football or basketball...
02-02-2018 04:35 PM
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(02-02-2018 10:02 AM)oliveandblue Wrote:  This is why you don't schedule creampuffs, kids. Temple scheduled like a team that did not want to ever miss the tourney due to SOS.

ECU be like "Whats a tourney?"
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02-02-2018 04:38 PM
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(02-02-2018 04:35 PM)JHG722 Wrote:  
(02-02-2018 02:56 PM)panicstricken Wrote:  Tulsa will beat you by at least 20

It would be nice to see Tulsa do something in football or basketball...

True. At least softball season starts soon.
02-02-2018 04:39 PM
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It would be nice if Temple would go on a run and make the tourney. At this point Temple and UCF are our best chances to get a fourth bid since SMU's injuries has them sinking fast.

The Dunphy vs water bottle incident is really painful now. Without that they are likely 13-9 with a very good chance to make the tourney.
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02-03-2018 09:42 AM
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