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Anyone else upset with the 8-seed?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by mfst, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. mfst

    mfst New Member

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    The Buffs heading into selection Sunday were a 6 or 7 seed in my eyes. With a better conference record and overall record than 7th seeded OregonSt their 8-seed makes little sense. Not to mention we beat the Beavers by 17 in Boulder.

    I thought a Sweet 16 was a definite possibility for the Buffs, but with a date with Kansas in the 2nd rd it will be very challenging. Hope the best for our team, especially the Seniors Talton and Scott who brought the program up from the ashes.

    I cant be the only one who feels this way right?

    I went into more detail on the screw job placed on the Buffs, check it out....

    Colorado Buffaloes, one of many pathetic placements by the selection committee
     
  2. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    I feel if the committee flipped CU and OSU, then things would look about right. Not too upset about the 8 itself, but OSU ahead and USC also an 8 is a bit strange to me.
     
  3. Gramburglar

    Gramburglar Literally has hundreds of dollars Club Member

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    Well respect must be earned not freey awarded. The tournament buffs have proven little to influence the committee decisions to favor them.

    That said east coast-big ten bias remains strong in collegiate athletics.
     
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    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    The other thing the committee did was make it super difficult to buy tickets in Des Moines. Me and my girlfriend were talking of road tripping if the buffs win Thursday, then they put Kentucky in the same region as Kansas. Tickets immediately doubled in price...
     
  5. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    We didn't win on the road or at neutral sites. 8 is fair.
     
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    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    8 is fair. 7 is about as high as we could possibly have been. 19-12 OSU shouldn't be a 7 though -- we should probably be flipped. Beavs were poor away from home as well
     
  7. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah, the Beavs getting a 7 seed is a head scratcher. But, I was fine with an 8 seed for the Buffs. They had their chances to be higher for sure.
     
  8. goalline

    goalline Jedi Master Club Member

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    If OSU were an 8 seed, they'd be in position to play O in round 2. The committee alters seeds to avoid in-conference match ups early in the tournament.
     
  9. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I'm not upset. I'm just glad we're in.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm taking the John Calipari attitude to CU's seeding.

    When the committee under-seeds a team, it doesn't hurt that team... it hurts the teams that have to play them in the early rounds.

    If anyone should be complaining about CU being an 8-seed, it should be UConn and Kansas since they drew an early matchup against a squad that has handled a 1-seed already this year.
     
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  11. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I'm not upset at all. It represents a fantastic opportunity for the Buffs. We don't have to win the whole thing to get a lot of press. Win two games and we are the talk of the tournament heading into the second weekend.
     
  12. Eggon

    Eggon Club Member Club Member

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    I started out very cranky with this seed, thought the Oregon win would carry us higher in seed against a more modest foe.

    But I have come around to the fact, this game is a really big opportunity for the program to take the next step. It is a winnable game, against a marquee college basketball program. Big task..... no doubt.
     
  13. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    At first I was really ticked off mainly because we were matched up against a hot UConn team and then a potential 2nd-round game with the favorite to win it all in a virtual KU home game, but then again my guess was a 9-seed and 8/9 seeds are equivalent. Plus, what would have been the other potential options? Playing UNC in Raleigh would've sucked even more and being an 8 in Oregon's region wasn't a possibility. And before the AAC tournament UConn was looking at either missing the tournament completely or being one of the last teams to get in, so based on the regular season we're playing what amounts to about an 11 seed.

    One other thing is I was talking to a KU guy at work today and he was pointing out that all the Kentucky fans sure as hell aren't going to be rooting for KU, so if we do get to Saturday, KU's home crowd advantage might not be all that great. FWIW the marquee Kentucky-IU matchup would undoubtedly be the 2nd game on Saturday.
     
  14. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Only in terms of where the beavers got slotted.

    I thought the 8 seed is about what the team earned. Now, go do something with this opportunity!
     
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    Aren't all beavers slotted?
     
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  16. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Heh.

    That didn't take long.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That's what she said?
     
  18. cu62nu36

    cu62nu36 Club Member Club Member

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    I love the matchup. Go big or go home. A win against UConn is huge. Good for our recruiting. Lose and most people wouldn't even notice.

    Oregon state's matchup against VCU is not nearly as enticing.
     
  19. buffgal

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    Between Kansas and Kentucky, I also saw the ticket prices double, so I won't be going to the game. Yes, there are some out there, but I'm not paying those prices.
     
  20. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    To the question in the thread title, yes. I'm upset the team didn't close out a couple of games they "should have." They played their way to an 8 seed by losing to USC and losing the last game of the year to Utah.
     
  21. HuskerHater

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    Just bought 2 in the upper level. $280. We better ****ing win!
     
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  22. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah. Based on RPI, where the Buffs fell with record against Top 50, etc., the team earned an 8 seed. It's where I would have seeded CU. Could have reasonably been a 7 or 9. Maybe got a bit under-seeded by virtue of it looking like CU got the last 8 playing the best 9 for the right to meet the overall 1, but that's splitting hairs. I think that what caused the upsetness is mostly seeing Oregon State get that 7 and knowing that CU was a better team this year in the Pac-12.
     

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