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Golobosguy
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Weird that Fresno State was snubbed for the NIT.  Had a great season and for some reason San Diego is in and they came  in 7th in their conference and other teams are in with 16-16 records.  The MWC has really no respect right now.   Worrisome

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Posted : 03/20/2019 4:12 pm
PaulWeir
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Fresno State averages 3k per game. Could they manage 1k for a NIT game? 

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Posted : 03/20/2019 6:09 pm
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Lobo_for_life
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Posted by: PaulWeir

Fresno State averages 3k per game. Could they manage 1k for a NIT game? 

So send 'em on the road. They deserve to be in.

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Posted : 03/20/2019 6:39 pm
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pitforever90
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Looks like the NCAA just wanted the WCC to have more teams active in the postseason. Fresno had all the advantages for getting a bid: higher finish in conference, better overall record, better road record, higher NET ranking. The blowout loss against Utah State in the MW tournament might have been all it took.

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Posted : 03/21/2019 5:39 am
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jbarr
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Posted by: pitforever90

Looks like the NCAA just wanted the WCC to have more teams active in the postseason. Fresno had all the advantages for getting a bid: higher finish in conference, better overall record, better road record, higher NET ranking. The blowout loss against Utah State in the MW tournament might have been all it took.

Who gets in and who is left out remains mind boggling.

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Posted : 03/21/2019 7:27 am
pitforever90
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"Who gets in and who is left out remains mind boggling."

Not much margin for error in the MW when it comes to at-large bids. SDSU is the only team to get an NIT bid in the last five years that finished below #2 in conference.

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Posted : 03/21/2019 7:50 am
LaVidaLobo
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Maybe one of Lori Loughlin's daughters is transferring from USC to San Diego?

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Posted : 03/21/2019 9:25 am
Welcome2ThePit
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Lobo

If we were 23-9 right now we would be a lock for the NIT. I think it's more that Fresno just doesn't get a lot of respect as a basketball school than it is an overall MWC issue.

I think old guard teams in this conference (UNLV, UNM, SDSU) generally get more respect. The fact that we got the same seed that Nevada has right now a year after losing to Harvard is pretty telling.

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Posted : 03/21/2019 12:36 pm
TheLoboMan
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Or maybe did not accept a bid. We have done that before .

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Posted : 03/21/2019 2:13 pm