2023-2024 At Large Resume watch

GMUMiked

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La Salle with a brutal loss to Howard at home. A-10 still has a chance to go 11-1 on the day against mostly shite opponents.
 

gmujim92

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I think Mason could finish 14-4 in this A10 and still get an at-large (provided two of those wins are against Dayton and St. Joes and none of the losses are against the 200+ NET teams).
14-4 (with the wins you mentioned and avoiding bad losses), reach the A-10 finals and gotta believe we’re in.

That would be 27-7 in the 8th-ranked conference.

No sweat lol.
 

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14-4 (with the wins you mentioned and avoiding bad losses), reach the A-10 finals and gotta believe we’re in.

That would be 27-7 in the 8th-ranked conference.

No sweat lol.

Oh. I don’t think we will finish 14-4, but there is hope given all our tough games are at home and we only return St. Joes as projected top 4/5 teams.

I think more realistically 11-7 or 10-8 depending on how those tough home games go (Dayton, vcu, Duquesne, Bona, St. Joes).
 

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Oh. I don’t think we will finish 14-4, but there is hope given all our tough games are at home and we only return St. Joes as projected top 4/5 teams.

I think more realistically 11-7 or 10-8 depending on how those tough home games go (Dayton, vcu, Duquesne, Bona, St. Joes).
keep hope alive!
KEEP HOPE ALIVE!!!

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The goal for this season absolutely has to be top four in the A10 and see what happens in the tourney. At large is gone. No statement win means that anyone other than Dayton and SJU is a season ending landmine.
 

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I said this in the Lasalle thread, but to me the crossroads is the vcu game.

Mason needs to be 3-0 after the vcu game for me to really make a determination on where the program is, and where I think its going. Be 3-0 after that game, and I absolutely think that top 4 / league contender / at large could be on the table. While at large is less likely and hard, if you win as many games as possible you can get there.

But if you can't beat SLU Lasalle, both sub 200 NET, and take care of vcu at home (who are around the same NET as Mason), any other convo is moot at this point. Yeah, you can still do top 4, but I'm not sure anything beyond that is serious.
 
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The goal for this season absolutely has to be top four in the A10 and see what happens in the tourney. At large is gone. No statement win means that anyone other than Dayton and SJU is a season ending landmine.
There is a difference between "gone" and "unlikely". A lot of people said the same thing in 2011 and we earned an 8 seed.

At large is certainly possible if we go something like 12-2 in conference and lose in tournament final to Dayton.

That is the whole point of this thread - not that at larges for anyone other than Dayton or SJU are locks, but they are still possible.
 

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This is not the A10 of the last 2-3 years. Not too many land mines in the conference (that is at/large killing losses).

There are 7 teams in the top 100 and 2 more within the top 135, which are Q2 road games.

Hell, Mason is entering conference play with an NET of 72, which makes us a Q1 opportunity for teams that come I to EBA.
 
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This is not the A10 of the last 2-3 years. Not too many land mines in the conference (that is at/large killing losses).

There are 7 teams in the top 100 and 2 more within the top 135, which are Q2 road games.

Hell, Mason is entering conference play with an NET of 72, which makes us a Q1 opportunity for teams that come I to EBA.
Exactly - a team that finishes with a 14-4 or better conference record is going to have a ton of quality wins
 
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