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by ncace
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Random tidbits and thoughts
Replies: 39
Views: 2037

Re: Random tidbits and thoughts

Agree that USI spent a lot of $$s on a facility that rivals some nice, D1 programs, like Wofford, for example. Additionally, the OVC only has 11 teams. 12 would work a lot better. USI could compete in several programs without upgrading anything, I. E. Baseball, Soccer, golf, etc. Plus they fit perfe...
by ncace
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Marty Simmons back to Edwardsville?
Replies: 36
Views: 2253

Re: Marty Simmons back to Edwardsville?

How long will an NIT bid be good enough at Clemson? Well, first of all, there's football. Next there is a VERY good baseball program, both of which go on to post-season on a regular basis. Brownell doesn't draw a lot of attention to himself, and being under the radar at Clemson is not necessarily a ...
by ncace
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: ACES Survey
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: ACES Survey

It's a positive that they are conducting the survey. An area I would have commented about would have been schedule upgrade, had I thought of it. We have some great, potential opponents that we need to upgrade our non-conf. Several of the usual ideas like WKU, STL, etc., but we shouldn't rule out a h...
by ncace
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: O.V.C Bracket
Replies: 73
Views: 2761

Re: O.V.C Bracket

I'd take 2 of 3 for the next 3 years. Vanderbilt, MTSU, and Belmont.
by ncace
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: O.V.C Bracket
Replies: 73
Views: 2761

Re: O.V.C Bracket

A perfect example of a P5 school that does NOT deserve to be at the dance is CLEMSON. No, coach Simmons doesn't get to dance, or at least he shouldn't. They beat exactly 3 schools of note this year: S. Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Cuse. Give them partial credit for Lipscomb at home. They also beat t...
by ncace
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Marty Simmons back to Edwardsville?
Replies: 36
Views: 2253

Re: Marty Simmons back to Edwardsville?

It's about the best Marty might aspire to, and it's probably a good fit as a location, too. Good luck to Marty.
by ncace
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: O.V.C Bracket
Replies: 73
Views: 2761

Re: O.V.C Bracket

It's all very interesting. NET ratings were developed to incorporate variables so that schools have a pretty good idea of where they are nationally. That system should be 90% of the reasoning for a team to either get in or not. There are, however, exceptions, one being our Hoosiers. a couple of good...
by ncace
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: Valley Pick Em' ARCH MADNESS SUNDAY FINAL
Replies: 26
Views: 578

Re: Valley Pick Em' ARCH MADNESS SUNDAY FINAL

Something for WMc to think about in the off-season. To win Arch Madness, it appears that you MUST know how to win the 55-60 point game. If you look at nearly all the MVC teams, they seem to have the mindset that they just want to have a shot to win at the end. Not a bad philosophy, I'm just saying t...
by ncace
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: O.V.C Bracket
Replies: 73
Views: 2761

Re: O.V.C Bracket

I would love to see Temple, Alabama, St. Johns, and other "P5" schools on the sidelines, but I just don't think Lipscomb, Belmont, and Wofford/Furman will get in instead. Maybe one of them, but not ALL the deserving Middies. The big boys still dominate the selection committee, and the fix ...
by ncace
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: The Aces
Topic: O.V.C Bracket
Replies: 73
Views: 2761

Re: O.V.C Bracket

At full strength, Belmont is capable of beating a number of at-large P5 tournament teams: St. Johns, Temple, Seton Hall, Ole Miss, Oh. St. NC St. Okla, even Texas, Clemson and Nova. However, I don't think they'll make the dance, despite their nice W/L record and efforts against teams in their non-co...

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