2017 Motor City Madness (Horizon League Tournament)

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  • Oakland

    4 40.00%
  • Valpo

    1 10.00%
  • Green Bay

    0 0%
  • NKU

    5 50.00%
  • Wright St

    0 0%
  • other

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    2017 Motor City Madness (Horizon League Tournament)

    Begins on Friday, with champ crowned next Tuesday on ESPN. NCAA Automatic Bid at stake.

    In my opinion, top to bottom, this is one of the most balanced leagues in basketball. All but a few NKU regular season games ended in single digits. I think the winner comes from one of 5: Oakland, Valpo, Green Bay, NKU, Wright St.

    Who do you have? How realistic is NKU's chance?
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    I would put the probabilities of winning the Conference Tournament like this:

    1. Valpo
    2. Oakland


    3a. Wright State
    3b. NKU

    5. Green Bay

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    NKU has a chance, but a very tough path. I guess get past that first one and anything can happen.

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    Are any of the games on tv anywhere except the final?

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    Oakland has to be the favorite with Peters having a stress fracture.

    Will be tough for NKU to beat Wright State for a third time this year, but if they can, Oakland would have to knock NKU off for the third time as well.

    Side note: Is there a more annoying player to watch than Wright State's Grant Benzinger? I know he's a Cincinnati kid, but goodness he irks me like no other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16thBBall Fan View Post
    Are any of the games on tv anywhere except the final?
    ESPN3

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    The dates that teams play just seems weird to me from what I was hearing on Mo Egger's show yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
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    Semifinals on Monday March 6 (7pm, 9:30pm) will be broadcast on ESPNU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    I would put the probabilities of winning the Conference Tournament like this:

    1. Valpo
    2. Oakland


    3a. Wright State
    3b. NKU

    5. Green Bay
    Hard to argue your rationale, but I say
    1a. Oakland
    1b. Valpo
    based on recent history and Peters injury.

    3. Green Bay
    UIC is an "easier" first round game, Valpo reinventing themselves (don't get me wrong; still very good), and the Phoenix are defending champs.

    4a. NKU
    4b. Wright St
    This game will be a war. Then Oakland, then Valpo/GB in three days. A lot to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsayin View Post
    Hard to argue your rationale, but I say
    1a. Oakland
    1b. Valpo
    based on recent history and Peters injury.

    3. Green Bay
    UIC is an "easier" first round game, Valpo reinventing themselves (don't get me wrong; still very good), and the Phoenix are defending champs.

    4a. NKU
    4b. Wright St
    This game will be a war. Then Oakland, then Valpo/GB in three days. A lot to ask.
    In my opinion, when you look at a team's ability to score the ball, and their ability to then stop the other team from doing likewise, Green Bay is behind NKU and Wright State. Either way, I have to disagree with my friend @UKMustangFan, I think Valpo is still the favorite and the best all around team in the Horizon. However, for sure, Oakland will be a really tough out.

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    NKU could win this thing, but then they will put them against Kentucky in the first round because that's what the NCAA does.

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    Oakland 15th, Valpo 17th in latest Mid-major top 25 poll (collegeinsider.com).

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    NKU could win this thing, but then they will put them against Kentucky in the first round because that's what the NCAA does.
    As a NKU grad, I couldn't care any less who they play in the 1st round. No matter what, it would be awesome!

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    As I predicted, and as reported all over the internet, Alec Peters is officially done for the season. Very unfortunate end to a great collegiate career.

    How does this alter the outcome of the tournament? I think Oakland becomes the clear favorite.

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