NCAA bid slips out of Jaguars' reach

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Oral Roberts' basketball team advanced to the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday night, but it will face no tougher test than IUPUI provided.
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Since: Feb 08

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Mar 12, 2008
 
It will be a real shame if the Jags don't make the N.I.T.. They should get a NCAA bid but thats not going to happen
eric

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Mar 12, 2008
 
we are proud of you jags. keep your heads up !

“Butler Wins, Butler Wins!!!!!!”

Since: Jan 08

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Mar 12, 2008
 
I really thought the Jags would do it last night. What a great season IUPUI had. What a great year for basketball in this state!
What was Patterson doing

Indianapolis, IN

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#4
Mar 12, 2008
 
Not sure what Patterson was doing at the end of game but nice job Jags. We support you and are proud.
George Hill will be best college player in state next year. Wow!
CJinNAP

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#5
Mar 12, 2008
 
Wassup with IUPUI's bigs? They were horrible. Especially the power forward. If they can just find athletes that can rebound,block shots & make a couple of layups. They would be on Butler's level.
Jags - Dawgs

Indianapolis, IN

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#6
Mar 12, 2008
 
Wow!! What a great night to watch IUPUI and Butler back-to back on national TV. Vewry proud of both teams and both coaches. Both of these groups play with class, but play hard. I hope the Jags make the NIT, they should, and good luck Dawgs in the NCAA.
P.S. The next person that sticks up for Bob Krapvitz is an idiot. Two great programs on national TV, he could have stayed home to do his work, and no article. He must have been working up another in depth article on the Pacers. Oh! Wait a minute! Butler and IUPUI won't get his ugly mug on ESPN, that's why!!
Taylor

Fishers, IN

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#7
Mar 12, 2008
 
why so much playing time for Conner? he could not gaurd anybody? Man is he slow. Why to go Jags
Julie

Indianapolis, IN

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#8
Mar 12, 2008
 
The guys made too many mistakes that I haven't seen from them for awhile. They were leaving some of the ORU guys unguarded and I knew that was going to hurt us. I hope we make the NIT because those guys deserve it. We are only losing three guys so we should be pretty good next year. So hopefully next year will be our year.
mamendez

Gary, IN

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#9
Mar 12, 2008
 
congratulations Ron and IUPUI.....I hope the committee uses their brain and let your team play in the NCAA's.
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Mar 12, 2008
 
CJinNAP wrote:
Wassup with IUPUI's bigs? They were horrible. Especially the power forward. If they can just find athletes that can rebound,block shots & make a couple of layups. They would be on Butler's level.
yeah i know, they dont have any true athletic big men and as i said yesterday they do nothing to hit the boards. just leap. i applaud their efforts though. great season but has anyone seen their schedule? WEAK! no way they get a bid for the ncaa. only two teams stick out, marq.(L)and umass (W). the others are like playing "slippery rock valley" before conference play. they gotta beef up their out of conference schedule a bit and get some other big guys in there to support hill. montgomery can play and shoot but they made some stupid jr. high school decisions last night. unfortunately my gut feeling is the n.i.t. wont consider them either due to their schedule.
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#11
Mar 12, 2008
 
Great game last night, by both teams. Its a shame IUPUI lost, I was really pulling for them. Hill is a great talent, and will be even better next year. The Jags deserve a bid into the N.I.T.(I'd like to see them in the NCAA tourney, but that won't happen.) Great game, and come back next year and win. GO HOOSIERS!
Jimbo

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Mar 12, 2008
 
great effort

hill is a pro

IU would be lucky to have a player with character and talent like him
IUPUI_

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Mar 12, 2008
 
That's OK because IUPUI has no business playing in the NCAA Tournament (not that Oral Roberts does but that's beyond the point). IUPUI is, according to http://teamrankings.com/ncb/8powerratings.php... , IUPUI is ranked 76 in RPI and 233 in Strength of Schedule (SOS). So realistically they are somewhere between the 76th and 233rd best team in Division I. Mostly RPI is heavily a function of SOS. IF IUPUI played a tougher schedule they surely wouldn't be 76th in RPI since they lose to just about any decent team they play.

If they make the NIT they will lose as soon as they play any fairly decent team. Probably the team that got robbed from being in the NCAA Tournament because they gave an automatic bid to Oral Roberts - who doesn't belong either.
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Orland Park, IL

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Mar 12, 2008
 
Jimbo wrote:
great effort
hill is a pro
IU would be lucky to have a player with character and talent like him
IU had their chance and he turned them down when davis was the coach.
Tuesday

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#15
Mar 12, 2008
 
Watch most of this game. I thought they played well enough to win, just ran out of gas. Great season, though. Good luck in the NIT!
Diehardboiler

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Mar 12, 2008
 
Has the state of Indiana ever sent more then 5 schools to the NCAA tourney??????????
Jaguar Alum

Collinsville, MS

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Mar 12, 2008
 
Bummer.....

"Maybe next year", Ron.
Jaguar Alum

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Mar 12, 2008
 
Diehardboiler wrote:
Has the state of Indiana ever sent more then 5 schools to the NCAA tourney??????????
There are now 10 D1 schools in Indiana:

IU, Purdue, ND, BSU, ISU, IUPUI, IPFW, Evansville, Valpo, & Butler.

4 years ago, IUPUI and Valpo were in the same conference and IPFW wasn't a D1 school.

Of those nine teams (two of which were in the same one-bid conference), 7 went to the tournament.(all but Valpo and E-ville)

I believe that no other state has ever sent more than 7 teams to the NCAA Tourney. Not even California which has 20 D1 schools.

Go Jags!
IPS graduates 46 percent

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Mar 12, 2008
 
kenny the sandblaster wrote:
It will be a real shame if the Jags don't make the N.I.T.. They should get a NCAA bid but thats not going to happen
They should get an NCAA bid? Based on what? Their record against teams with a winning record? Try 6-6. If they get a CBI/NIT bid they should be happy and that's not a given.
IPS graduates 46 percent

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Mar 12, 2008
 
Diehardboiler wrote:
Has the state of Indiana ever sent more then 5 schools to the NCAA tourney??????????
My guess is yes, but I would have to research.

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