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    Default Valpo Men's Basketball Late Season Push Thread

    Most PDers are focused on watching IU, Purdue, Butler, or Notre Dame as we head into the tournament, but another team worth mention is Valparaiso. They have a 25-5 record and are hinging right on edge of teams to possibly make the tournament. Most rankings have them around 65-70, if not higher. While they have more wins than most college basketball teams, them being in the Horizon League has been a detriment to their rankings. Nonetheless, I believe they can make it into the tournament, even if they are one of the last four in. Thoughts?
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    Default Re: Valpo Men's Basketball Late Season Push Thread

    They better win the Horizon League tournament.
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    Default Re: Valpo Men's Basketball Late Season Push Thread

    If they win the Horizon League tournament, they're in. If they don't, they're not. Simple as that.

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    Default Re: Valpo Men's Basketball Late Season Push Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackey_Rose View Post
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    If they win the Horizon League tournament, they're in. If they don't, they're not. Simple as that.
    Yes, but they have lost to three teams within the Horizon League, so I'm worried they will give away a cheap loss in the tournament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DangerGranger3pointranger View Post
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    Yes, but they have lost to three teams within the Horizon League, so I'm worried they will give away a cheap loss in the tournament.
    Any team from a stone-cold 1-bid conference should be worried about a cheap loss in the tournament.
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    Default Re: Valpo Men's Basketball Late Season Push Thread

    I am rooting for the Crusaders. The more Indiana teams that dance, the better. Plus my best childhood friend's dad (everyone follow that?) is the dean of the church or whatever the position is titled at the university. That being said, I agree with MR/BRush: They don't dance unless they win the Horizon league tournament.

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    I still hate auto-bids going to the conference tourney winners. Unless Purdue wins the B10 one, then I can get flexible.

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    I still hate auto-bids going to the conference tourney winners. Unless Purdue wins the B10 one, then I can get flexible.
    I think Purdue will get in regardless, and either way, a 25+ win season on any level deserves a tournament bid IMO
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    I still hate auto-bids going to the conference tourney winners. Unless Purdue wins the B10 one, then I can get flexible.
    I do too, but I agree with the last poster. I know they have a few bad losses, but they have too good of a resume to be left out.

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    I do too, but I agree with the last poster. I know they have a few bad losses, but they have too good of a resume to be left out.
    Huh? When your best win outside of the Horizon League is barely beating a 7-19 Ball State team at home, you don't get to complain about not getting an at-large bid.

    Like cdash said, I'm rooting for them to make it too, just for my personal interest, but let's be realistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackey_Rose View Post
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    Huh? When your best win outside of the Horizon League is barely beating a 7-19 Ball State team at home, you don't get to complain about not getting an at-large bid.

    Like cdash said, I'm rooting for them to make it too, just for my personal interest, but let's be realistic.
    I was talking about Purdue.

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    I do too, but I agree with the last poster. I know they have a few bad losses, but they have too good of a resume to be left out.
    I think we're in right now, but it's honestly not a very good resume. Especially with IU ******** the damn bed now. Still think we HAVE to get one at either OSU or MSU, and take care of Rutgers and Illinois at home, for me to be comfortable.

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    If there is anything I know about the Horizon League, the #1 seed won't win the tournament.

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