NCAAs officially canceled [merged thread]

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@Kaizen posting a KDKA report on the NCAA tournament. KDKA was the first television station in Pittsburgh under the call sign WDTV. Originally the DuMont Network , and sold to Westinghouse in the early 50s. It was the first station I remember watching. My parents always watched the news on KDKA. Think it is now a CBS affiliate. There is also a KDKA radio station in the Pittsburgh area. Old times!
 
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An asterisk won't cure the ridiculousness.

Is 32-1 with two wins over #1 seeds, one win over a #2 seed , highest RPI and #1 ranking in both polls really "ridiculousness?"

Not saying it's a legitimate NC, just an asterix NC. (of course, the Ducks can claim one just as legitimately)
 

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Not probably, definitely. There is no way they award a paper championship based on polls.
Well, they did it in football before changing to the current semi-final and finals format. :rolleyes: BUT... I agree - no way to award it.

It's too bad for the seniors and from the top teams who were all going to vie for the NC. Great players like Dangerfield, Ionescu, Sabally, Hebard, Charles, etc. will never have a chance to win a NC. The SC seniors got their NC 3 years ago and Baylor's got theirs last year.

Not a way any player wants to see their season end, but for those who have their careers ending, it's got to be particularly tough.
 
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Well, they did it in football before changing to the current semi-final and finals format. :rolleyes: BUT... I agree - no way to award it.

It's too bad for the seniors and from the top teams who were all going to vie for the NC. Great players like Dangerfield, Ionescu, Sabally, Hebard, Charles, etc. will never have a chance to win a NC. The SC seniors got their NC 3 years ago and Baylor's got theirs last year.

Not a way any player wants to see their season end, but for those who have their careers ending, it's got to be particularly tough.

NCAA did not award a football championship. now that I think about it, it may still not award one officially.
 

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Is 32-1 with two wins over #1 seeds, one win over a #2 seed , highest RPI and #1 ranking in both polls really "ridiculousness?"

Not saying it's a legitimate NC, just an asterix NC
Who's the #1 team in Massey?

Who's the only team that has 5 road wins over other top-16 teams?

SC had a very home-heavy schedule.

Then consider the fact that SC has had a pesky habit, in all years but one, of pooping their britches in the NCAA tournament, it's a big fat no.

Not with an asterisk, and much less with an asterix, whatever that is.
 
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Who's the #1 team in Massey?

Who's the only team that has 5 road wins over other top-16 teams?

SC had a very home-heavy schedule.

Then consider the fact that SC has had a pesky habit, in all years but one, of pooping their brithces in the NCAA tournament, it's a big fat no.

Not with an asterisk, and much less with an asterix, whatever that is.

AP/Coaches/RPI National Champions.

Oregon can claim the Massey. Good for them. Well deserved.
 
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I think I feel the worst for Ionescu. Baylor and South Carolina have won theirs, but this was looking (to me, anyway) like it could be Oregon’s year. I do wonder if they allow Sabally to come back (if she wants). But it is the NCAA, after all, so who can guess.
 

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AP/Coaches/RPI National Champions.

Oregon can claim the Massey. Good for them. Well deserved.
No, the point is there is no national champion. It's not even like South Carolina went undefeated. If this were UConn 2016 or Tennessee 1998 there might be an argument. But not for a team who lost by 15 to Indiana, hid out at home for almost all their important games, and barely squeaked by Temple.

Sorry. Thanks for playing.
 
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They should just cancel every year. I'm sure every year flu and other diseases are passed around and kill people. We should just all do nothing but sit in our house safely every day all the time. Everything for safety.

Anyway, congratulations to the UConn Huskies as they made tremendous improvement and I think they would have caused some trouble in the tournament. What the heck? I think they would have won it all and no one can prove I'm wrong.
 
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AP/Coaches/RPI National Champions.

Oregon can claim the Massey. Good for them. Well deserved.
Massey has a lot more credibility than the RPI, AP or coaches poll. But just with my eye test, Oregon would kick SC's butts right now. Hebard and Sabally would eat Boston alive, and then Chavez, Boley and Ionescu would rain 3's down on the rest of the cocks til they cried for mercy.
 
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I think I feel the worst for Ionescu. Baylor and South Carolina have won theirs, but this was looking (to me, anyway) like it could be Oregon’s year. I do wonder if they allow Sabally to come back (if she wants). But it is the NCAA, after all, so who can guess.
Sabally doesn't want to come back.
 
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This is unfortunate but it would have been unconscionable to play the tournament. Infectious disease specialists are predicting up to 150 million cases in the US and a worst case scenario of 1 million deaths. If canceling the tournament will save some lives the NCAA had no choice.
The powers that be are working to isolate people for as long as possible. Even non-essential medical clinics are taking a break.
 
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So how does NCAA decide the NC? By polls, AP, Coaches or just cancel this year's NC?
Good question Kaizen. They will probably explore all possibilities and, decide which one will bring in the most money and base their decision on that. I don't see how you could do it. I know the CIAC won't be doing any declaring other than perhaps league championships.
 
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This is going to hurt Vegas when it comes to the gaming and related industries. March Madness is second to the Super Bowl when it comes to Sports betting.
They will just extend cirque du soleil for two more weeks.
 

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Almost all of the shows are going dark until this clears over.
 
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No, the point is there is no national champion. It's not even like South Carolina went undefeated. If this were UConn 2016 or Tennessee 1998 there might be an argument. But not for a team who lost by 15 to Indiana, hid out at home for almost all their important games, and barely squeaked by Temple.

Sorry. Thanks for playing.
Did they "hide" at home or is that the way their schedule played out?
 

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