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    First off, congrats on a great season. Winning 27 games is quite a feat regardless of the competition. After cruising a few threads, it's pretty evident you aren't happy about having to travel to BR on Wed night. I guess that I'm just a little unclear about what makes UL's tourney resume so much better than LSU's? I see zero wins against the top 50 RPI and a strength of schedule of ~202. How many victories does UL have against RPI Top 100? Meanwhile, LSU has a half dozen or more victories against top 50 RPI teams and a strength of schedule around ~49. Is winning 25 games (D-1 level) playing a horrible schedule really better than winning 17 games against one of the nations tougher schedules? Personally, I think it's pretty tough and similar to comparing apples to oranges. I'm just glad we get to see them settle it on the court. Good luck!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    First off, congrats on a great season. Winning 27 games is quite a feat regardless of the competition. After cruising a few threads, it's pretty evident you aren't happy about having to travel to BR on Wed night. I guess that I'm just a little unclear about what makes UL's tourney resume so much better than LSU's? I see zero wins against the top 50 RPI and a strength of schedule of ~202. How many victories does UL have against RPI Top 100? Meanwhile, LSU has a half dozen or more victories against top 50 RPI teams and a strength of schedule around ~49. Is winning 25 games (D-1 level) playing a horrible schedule really better than winning 17 games against one of the nations tougher schedules? Personally, I think it's pretty tough and similar to comparing apples to oranges. I'm just glad we get to see them settle it on the court. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudsheen#Fired View Post
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    Oh, is RPI the sole factor when determining seeding for post-season play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    First off, congrats on a great season. Winning 27 games is quite a feat regardless of the competition. After cruising a few threads, it's pretty evident you aren't happy about having to travel to BR on Wed night. I guess that I'm just a little unclear about what makes UL's tourney resume so much better than LSU's? I see zero wins against the top 50 RPI and a strength of schedule of ~202. How many victories does UL have against RPI Top 100? Meanwhile, LSU has a half dozen or more victories against top 50 RPI teams and a strength of schedule around ~49. Is winning 25 games (D-1 level) playing a horrible schedule really better than winning 17 games against one of the nations tougher schedules? Personally, I think it's pretty tough and similar to comparing apples to oranges. I'm just glad we get to see them settle it on the court. Good luck!
    AND ALL of those factors you mentioned (I agree) - yes - tougher schedule - tougher conference - are already included in the RPI... and Louisiana is still ranked 30+ points higher than LSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajundiehard View Post
    AND ALL of those factors you mentioned (I agree) - yes - tougher schedule - tougher conference - are already included in the RPI... and Louisiana is still ranked 30+ points higher than LSU.
    Yeah, it really is interesting. Can't wait to see it settled on the court. Very mediocre LSU team versus one of best in UL's history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    Yeah, it really is interesting. Can't wait to see it settled on the court. Very mediocre LSU team versus one of best in UL's history.
    A good Cajun team, bot not the best team in UL's history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    Yeah, it really is interesting. Can't wait to see it settled on the court. Very mediocre LSU team versus one of best in UL's history.
    Luckily for you, we are pretty much down 2 of our top 6 players (unless a miracle happens)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    A good Cajun team, bot not the best team in UL's history.
    I said one of the best. Certainly 27 wins has to rank up there as one of the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    I said one of the best. Certainly 27 wins has to rank up there as one of the best?
    Wins are the best, but not the best team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudsheen#Fired View Post
    Luckily for you, we are pretty much down 2 of our top 6 players (unless a miracle happens)
    That's a bummer. I hope both teams are at full-strength! This is very average LSU team, lucky to be at 17 wins with a very patched together lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    Oh, is RPI the sole factor when determining seeding for post-season play?
    Since RPI encompasses every tangible aspect of the W/L record, there should be no need for a seeding/invite committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    That's a bummer. I hope both teams are at full-strength! This is very average LSU team, lucky to be at 17 wins with a very patched together lineup.
    It is unfortunate the Cajuns are not at full strength. Were they I believe they would be dancing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    Yeah, it really is interesting. Can't wait to see it settled on the court. Very mediocre LSU team versus one of best in UL's history.
    One of the best in recent history... sure. But not close to the teams of the 70's through early 80's (not including the death penalty years, of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    Yeah, it really is interesting. Can't wait to see it settled on the court. Very mediocre LSU team versus one of best in UL's history.
    And HOPEFULLY - Gant and Stove will be close to 100%. I like our chances if they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    It is unfortunate the Cajuns are not at full strength. Were they I believe they would be dancing.
    Perhaps Coach Marlin will give update on Gant and Stove status this afternoon on the radio show. I'm working - if anyone could post whatever he says - that would be appreciated...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    I said one of the best. Certainly 27 wins has to rank up there as one of the best?
    Definitely

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    Yeah, it really is interesting. Can't wait to see it settled on the court. Very mediocre LSU team versus one of best in UL's history.
    And there you go folks.. There's the set up..

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    When you have been Caging for 108 years or so, your best 20 teams are included.

    27 wins is definitely among the best.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajundiehard View Post
    Perhaps Coach Marlin will give update on Gant and Stove status this afternoon on the radio show. I'm working - if anyone could post whatever he says - that would be appreciated...
    Coach said xray was clear and doc cleared him for underwater treadmill running and some shooting

    Sounds like he progressed good bit since Saturday when he couldn't breathe

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    And there you go folks.. There's the set up..
    Yep.

    I have been watching UL basketball since Marvin Winkler was playing. This team is decent and pretty deep, and I love watching them play, but they are not in the top 10 all time.

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