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Yes it's way too early but the 1st Bracketolgy from ESPN is up after the season has started. Lunardi has AU the #2 seed in the East Region starting in Jacksonville & would pair to have a rematch with Duke in the Elite 8.

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Thanks @Gene Loblaw. I meant to look today but got so caught up with the football mess.

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http://www.bracketmatrix.com/

 

Bracket matrix currently has AU as a 2 seed as well. Of note also is that they don't have either Washington or Xavier in the tourney. Arizona and NCST are both projected in though. Hopefully both Washington and Xavier improve over the season to help AU's resume. Not worried about though as AU still has plenty of opportunities for more quality wins against tourney teams once SEC play starts

 

Haven't seen Alabama projected in the tourney in any brackets yet. So that's nice too

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7 minutes ago, Gene Loblaw said:

http://www.bracketmatrix.com/

 

Bracket matrix currently has AU as a 2 seed as well. Of note also is that they don't have either Washington or Xavier in the tourney. Arizona and NCST are both projected in though. Hopefully both Washington and Xavier improve over the season to help AU's resume. Not worried about though as AU still has plenty of opportunities for more quality wins against tourney teams once SEC play starts

 

Haven't seen Alabama projected in the tourney in any brackets yet. So that's nice too

FWIW, three sites used in Bracketmatrix's spread sheet have AU as a 1 seed. One has them as the number one overall seed. And no site has AU any lower than a 4. Damn, it feels good to be approaching blue blood status here gang

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3 hours ago, Gene Loblaw said:

approaching blue blood status here gang

We'd have to be an upper level team for a number of years to be approaching blue blood status. It feels good to rub elbows with them though.

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we really need a few additional high exposure games (and wins) on TV so that when it comes time to really really play under the lights, our guys will be ready.  Maui was a big tourney, but surely it didnt feel as much since they were physically removed from the distractions by being on an island.

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33 minutes ago, mustache eagle said:

we really need a few additional high exposure games (and wins) on TV so that when it comes time to really really play under the lights, our guys will be ready.  Maui was a big tourney, but surely it didnt feel as much since they were physically removed from the distractions by being on an island.

Huh? That was the biggest college bball event of the year so far. The boys played against two of the biggest programs in the sport and had Jay Bilas and Bill Walton interviewing them. That’s as big as it gets outside of the tourney imo. The pressure was to represent and justify the AU ranking and the succeeded. 

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3 minutes ago, Gene Loblaw said:

Huh? That was the biggest college bball event of the year so far. The boys played against two of the biggest programs in the sport and had Jay Bilas and Bill Walton interviewing them. That’s as big as it gets outside of the tourney imo. The pressure was to represent and justify the AU ranking and the succeeded. 

that wasn't my point ... really my intention is having 30,000 college students around you telling you how good you are.  local/national TV guys interviewing you every weekend of SEC/NCAA tourney weeks.  The Duke/Kentuckys of the world are used to having the lights shining on them.  Our guys not so much.  I guess my view is a little nuanced.

I'm not saying Maui wasn't a big tourney with lots of importance.  But they were only interviewed by those guys.  It is a high school sized gym and a neutral court.  The pressure couldn't be the same as facing a top team in a tournament as a top 2 or 3 seed with all of the things that go along with that.  

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I think we will be a #1 seed in the end. That would be so grand. Look where we are now and just now adding a big gun like DP. Wiley is getting more dominate each game. Beginning  to get a mean streak . I do think someone needs to tell Spencer to move inside and quite shooting 3s lol . But yes I don’t think we are close to peaking yet. A lot of potential in this team. Maybe one of the best Defenses I’ve seen in college ball. Enough bigs and plenty of shooters. A lot of depth because a lot of these guys can play multiple positions. Top that off with the best coach in the country and it makes AU hard to beat. I love hearing announcers discuss how good our defense or front court is, and when they say no one wants to play AU at our house. AU has definitely made to the big time in basketball and I think they will be here for a while.

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15 minutes ago, lost said:

Latest ESPN bracketology now has us as a 3 seed with Michigan state of all teams moving up as a 2...  Nope, un-uh,no way-- but long way to go...

I don't have a problem with Sparty jumping us for now.  They got 2 wins last week against 2 teams projected in the tourney. They have played 6 games versus team projected in the tourney going 4-2.  We have only played 2 games versus teams projected in (Washington is slightly on the outside) going 1-1.

The one I don't get is Nevada. They may be good but they haven't played anyone yet & won't all seasoin long.

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