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Username Post: Tigers get #12 seed, to play Notre Dame        (Topic#20132)
TigerFan 
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03-12-17 06:06 PM - Post#226579    

Heading to balmy Buffalo!

 
TigerFan 
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03-12-17 06:12 PM - Post#226584    
    In response to TigerFan

CBS of course immediately jumped to a theoretical Gonzaga vs. ND round 3 game. I'd rather have that than a lot of hype about how tough Tigers will be in the first round I guess but jeez.

 
Go Green 
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03-12-17 06:17 PM - Post#226586    
    In response to TigerFan


Most predicted a #13 for Princeton at the end of the regular season.

Ivy Tourney to thank?

 
Streamers 
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03-12-17 06:26 PM - Post#226588    
    In response to Go Green

Best reasonable outcome for the Tigers. Only have to travel to Buffalo and draw a team that isn't all that deep and you matchup pretty well with. Good luck!

 
bradley 
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03-12-17 06:39 PM - Post#226593    
    In response to Go Green

Really. Tigers would have gladly taken #13 seed and face WVU or Butler rather than risk not being in the tournament if you put the lie detector test on Mitch, AD and others.

Think of CBS announcing Penn as a #16 seed against Kansas, UNC or Gonzaga.

Notre Dame will be very challenging based on watching them in Brooklyn but Tigers were going to face a tough team no matter what. I would have preferred that they face a more talented but less disciplined team than ND.

 
TigerFan 
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03-12-17 06:41 PM - Post#226595    
    In response to Streamers

Bracketologists had VT at a #12, Tigers at a #13. Quite possible the the $%^&#$* tournament made a one-seeding line difference.

 
TigerFan 
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03-12-17 06:42 PM - Post#226596    
    In response to TigerFan

I will say that those two games will likely make the Tigers stronger (that which doesn't kill you, right?)

 
palestra38 
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03-12-17 06:44 PM - Post#226597    
    In response to bradley

Believe me, ND is a better matchup than West Virginia. Much better. Princeton has a real chance of beating ND.

Good luck, and no more whining about the tournament. The basketball gods were on your side.

 
sparman 
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03-12-17 06:50 PM - Post#226598    
    In response to palestra38

Early line 7.5 points.

 
TigerFan 
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Tigers get #12 seed, to play Notre Dame
03-12-17 06:59 PM - Post#226601    
    In response to sparman

ND not huge or deep. Starting line-up: 6-6 (202), 6-8 (201), 6-1 (178), 6-6 (212), 6-5 (225).

In last game (against Duke) 4/5 Starters played 35+ minutes, a 5th played 27. 6th man played 14 minutes. 3 others played 4 minutes or less

Edited by TigerFan on 03-12-17 07:00 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
bradley 
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Re: Tigers get #12 seed, to play Notre Dame
03-12-17 07:34 PM - Post#226611    
    In response to TigerFan

Stephens will probably be guarding their best player, Colson, at 6'5". I am not sure if they will have Miller and Gldadson guard their second best player at 6'8" or try Cook on him and go with smaller line up.

It will be interesting to see if Myles can match up with Colson who had some support earlier for ACC player of the year. I hope that people are not underestimating Notre Dame as they are experienced and play as a team plus they competed very well in the best conference in the country. We know that height is not everything after watching the Tigers play.

 
Go Green 
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03-12-17 07:39 PM - Post#226615    
    In response to bradley

  • bradley Said:
Really. Tigers would have gladly taken #13 seed and face WVU or Butler rather than risk not being in the tournament if you put the lie detector test on Mitch, AD and others.

Think of CBS announcing Penn as a #16 seed against Kansas, UNC or Gonzaga.

.



There's no gentle way to say this. But you make Princeton sound like yellow-bellied cowards.

Penn probably would have gone to the play-in game like Holy Cross last year. Or maybe they would have been matched up against Kansas like Bucknell in 2006.

Those worked out fine.

 
TigerFan 
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Re: Tigers get #12 seed, to play Notre Dame
03-12-17 07:53 PM - Post#226619    
    In response to bradley

ND tied for 2nd in the ACC and had a nice run in their conference tournament, finishing 2nd. I love that at least some of their fans are 1) upset that they received a #5 seed and 2) celebrating their draw in the bracket with Gonzaga, however. Let's hope they dwell on both of these things for the next few days.

 
SRP 
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03-12-17 08:07 PM - Post#226623    
    In response to TigerFan

ND has some nasty scorers. A couple of athletic guys but mostly just well-conditioned, skilled, and very cohesive. Used to lining up against bruisers and leapers, they play with great confidence all the time, a reflection of coach Bray's attitude IMO. Interesting matchup because they are a lot better on offense (16th) than defense (58th). Tigers will probably need to score well to pull this out--I don't think even their tough D will keep ND to one point per possession,, though I'd love to be wrong.

 
penn nation 
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03-12-17 08:32 PM - Post#226629    
    In response to SRP

Perhaps Princeton's greatest strength is its intensity in a game's late stages. Notre Dame is similarly constructed and well coached. Princeton is not going to sneak up on this team.

 
Old Bear 
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03-12-17 08:33 PM - Post#226630    
    In response to SRP

Colson is from New Bedford, Ma, son of a former URI player and played at St. Andrews in RI with Cedrick Kuakumensah. Small world.

 
gokinsmen 
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03-12-17 08:35 PM - Post#226631    
    In response to SRP

No complaints here.

- 12th seed
- In Buffalo
- ND doesn't have a towering center to punish our main weakness. Colson is fantastic but he's 6-5. Our guys have a chance to figure something out.

It's upset-or-bust. Win or lose, this is as fair a chance as they could have gotten.

 
penn nation 
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03-12-17 08:42 PM - Post#226633    
    In response to Streamers

Although given the winter storm hitting the Northeast the longer they wait to get to Buffalo the tougher it will be to get there. Especially significant in that this game is slotted for the first one on the schedule on Thursday at 12:15 pm.

  • Streamers Said:
Best reasonable outcome for the Tigers. Only have to travel to Buffalo and draw a team that isn't all that deep and you matchup pretty well with. Good luck!




 
umbrellaman 
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03-12-17 10:06 PM - Post#226664    
    In response to penn nation

The winter storm warning right now is Monday 8pm to Wednesday 8pm. Normally, practice at home Monday, Tuesday, fly Wednesday am? Bus tomorrow makes the most sense.

 
umbrellaman 
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03-12-17 10:10 PM - Post#226666    
    In response to penn nation

The winter storm warning right now is Monday 8pm to Wednesday 8pm. Normally, practice at home Monday, Tuesday, fly Wednesday am? Bus tomorrow might make the most sense.

 
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