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Update: ALL NCAA tournament games to be played with no fans

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by GMUYoda, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. GMUYoda

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  2. gmubrian

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    This overreaction has gotten way out of hand.
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  4. Walter

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    Sweet. If we get the auto bid, it will be like playing at home.
  5. gmutom

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    I'm going to protest by not watching our first round game in the NCAAT.
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    Does this add any sort of advantage to either seed? I imagine higher seeds have the advantage because lower seeds don’t get that underdog energy boost from the fans.
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    I was going to suggest the opposite. The higher seeded teems, typically, bring a lot more fans. But, do they bring more fans than the combined set of of fans from the same pod that might root against them, I don't know. I think it benefits the underdog at the beginning of the game where they won't be swamped by, say, a well traveling Duke fanbase. As the game goes on, though, I would think the crowd would get behind an underdog and they could feed off of it.

    To conclude, I think I have proven that I have no idea how it will impact the games other than to make them less interesting to watch.
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    It’s going to be weird either way. UEFA has punished some clubs by forcing teams to okay with no fans after racial abuse and it is post-Apocalyptic watching on TV.
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    If I were Dayton I’d be livid. When’s the next time you’ll have a 1 seed team from the A10? I’d have taken all my leave for March and made travel plans. Gotta be a tough pill to swallow.
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    Probably the most underwhelming college basketball season in my lifetime. Then this? Get NCAAB a body bag.
  11. GSII

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    I wonder if the numbers drop, would they change the rule and allow fans to attend the later rounds?

    Overall this is ridiculous. If anything, leave every other row empty and each row, say its 12 seats, sell only 6 and let people spread out. To shut fans out is a complete overreaction. And lets not get started on the fact there is a virus every f*cking election year.
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    Not just that, but they will probably be placed in the Cleveland region. How many times have A10 teams been placed close to home (our games in DC don't count because nobody thought we were getting to the 2nd weekend)
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    "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" - FDR

    Too bad we don't have an FDR.
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    This will be an interesting tournament with no fans. It’s gonna seem like we are watching exhibitions or games at Fordham, I don’t know if no fans favors Cinderella’s or the big schools.
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    If we can run the table at the A10 tourney, our team should feel right at home, where we win almost all .... wait, never mind.
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    I understand what they're trying to do...stamp it out so it doesn't linger into summer, but it does seem extreme.
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    You’re right without fans if Paulsen just convinces them it’s just a practice we will finally get to see what he’s talking about.
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    This will be the year Mason surprises everyone and makes the tourney, and we can’t even go to watch
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    NBA just suspended the rest of the season...I suspect we will get no NCAA tournament now.
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    Another excuse for paulsen.
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