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Created: 1/23/2015 5:44:00 PMReplies: 22
1/23/2015 5:44:00 PM - G-Dubber - 343 posts (#69)

new cbssports bracketology is out and look who we would play

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/bracketology

1/23/2015 5:54:28 PM - CPots - 373 posts (#63)

The absolute dream scenario with Maryland in the next to round...

1/23/2015 5:55:30 PM - Skittles - 134 posts (#131)

That would be sick. A chance to play both Gtown and MD.  Winning both games would really be something. Committee needs to make this happen! 

1/23/2015 5:57:19 PM - LA Fan - 1,486 posts (#21)

I want to believe, but it seems too far fetched.  I could even imagine a formal protest by G'town to the committee to change their opponent or else...

1/23/2015 6:22:15 PM - Bigfan - 2,648 posts (#11)

We are still far from the tournament or any realistic discussion, as many teams are.

But, yes please!

I would trade one win in the tournament against them as opposed to a Sweet 16 or even Elite 8 run. Hell, would be okay if we didn't win any games the following year as long we beat them.

1/23/2015 6:27:30 PM - GW Alum Abroad - 2,399 posts (#13)

What is so dreamy about that bracketology? I mean who dreams of going to Pittsburgh when Portland and Seattle are on offer? And besides, that presumes That School Down the Street makes the field.

1/23/2015 6:39:02 PM - Thomas - 1,010 posts (#31)

LA Fan,  John Thompson Jr. probably would raise hell with the tournament committee if they had GW play Georgetown in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament. All the Georgetown folks would claim that there should be a rule that teams within a certain distance of each other shouldn't play in the 1st round!!

1/24/2015 11:49:16 AM - Hatchet Man - 542 posts (#44)

Years ago, the NCAA forced a Louisville-UK matchup when they weren't playing, so it's happened before.

1/24/2015 11:59:52 AM - Colonial NY - 70 posts (#180)

Don't care who we play, jut want to make it to the tournament!

 

We've got 12 regular season games left. Does 7-5 put us in good shape? Do we need to be 8-4 at least to be comfortable heading to Brooklyn? What are everyone's thoughts? Obviously who those wins were against would be a huge factor, but 8-4 the rest of the way would put us at 23-8 and 13-5 in conference.

If the 8 wins were vs. Duquesne; vs Dayton; @Duquesne; vs Davidson; @Richmond; vs St. Bonaventure; @GMU; vs UMass

and the 4 losses were @VCU; @Rhode Island; vs VCU and @Davidson

Would that be enough?

Based on current RPI that would make us 3-5 vs RPI top-50 and 8-6 vs. RPI top-100. With our other two losses coming to teams currently at 101 and 102 in RPI.

Does that profile plus 1 win in the A-10 tournament enough?

I'm not saying that is a likely way to play out the rest of the season and I hope we do much better, but trying to figure out the minimum to be somewhat comfortable heading into Brooklyn.

1/24/2015 12:00:26 PM - Colonial NY - 70 posts (#180)

And just for a note, I used ESPN.com's RPI numbers for the above. 

1/24/2015 12:12:48 PM - Poog - 3,791 posts (#6)

Free housing for me at mother-in-law's plus dispensation to eat hot dogs at The Original on Forbes Ave. What's not to like about Pittsburgh? Museums, bars, bars. Easy to get to for most. I'd worry more about all this lust for Georgetown and Maryland match ups. What's everyone's fallback sustenance if we get run out of the building? Not so confident about our chances against either.

1/24/2015 12:20:08 PM - Gonzo - 362 posts (#65)

some master trolling. 

1/24/2015 12:48:41 PM - notta hater - 2,421 posts (#12)

I wish I could worry about who we play in the tournament. I just want to get in.

1/24/2015 2:12:35 PM - Gonzo - 362 posts (#65)

some master trolling. 

1/25/2015 11:27:41 AM - GW Dad - 209 posts (#102)

i agree with Colonial NY that our path to the tournament is tough. We need 1 or two unexpected wins. VCU seems ripe for an upset. 

1/25/2015 6:15:55 PM - Long Suffering FanDa

7-4 ends the season at 23-8.  1-1 in the conference tournament (a very modest prediction) puts us at 24-9 with an excellent chance of getting in.  Again, based uopn pure RPI probability, our best chances for 7 wins, in decending order of probability, are at Duquesne; The Bonnies; UMass (our only home loss in 2 seasons); at Mason; Dayton; Davidson (51%) and VCU (48%)  Or, to put it another way, we put ourselves in a pretty good position, but we certainly haven't earned anything yet.

1/25/2015 6:23:20 PM - Kangy - 15 posts (#233)

Oh, man. If Long Suffering Fanda is a half-man, half-panda chained to the work bench in LSF's garage and forced to watch illegal streams of GW basketball games, then I am going to be so pumped!

1/25/2015 6:35:37 PM - Kangy - 15 posts (#233)

LSFanda, I've got Les Moonves on the line and he's ready to sign off on a pilot about an an inflatible kangaroo and a half-man, half-panda who live together, love GW basketball, and make a living busting hot dog car operators who don't serve FDA-approved beef. Let me know if you're in. 

1/25/2015 11:37:14 PM - BACCAS92 - 509 posts (#47)

Gtown has an RPI of 13 according to Lunardi.  We are down all the way to 52.  Should go up win or lose against VCU as they are 4th. 

1/25/2015 11:41:18 PM - BACCAS92 - 509 posts (#47)

And Lunardi has us out of the tourney.  Only Dayton and VCU in.  I think MD and Gtown doing well hurts us. 

1/26/2015 12:14:41 AM - the sons of liberty - 302 posts (#77)

If you're looking at Lunardi's 1/22 bracket, he has us and Davidson as "First Four Out."  Still pretty close.  

1/26/2015 12:22:57 AM - GWSenior - 16 posts (#232)

Well unfortunately, part of that is because other than UVA and Wichita State, none of the teams we've played are giving us any RPI help at all. They're almost all playing terribly right now. Even Seton Hall has been looking awful lately. We're really going to have to pull it off ourselves with an upset or two and not losing any games we're expected to win.

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