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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Then it isn't home ice.

    The argument from Gopher fans wasn't "We're hosting so we get home ice," it was, "This isn't home ice." If it wasn't home ice then it isn't home ice now.

    Home ice atmosphere maybe, but not home ice. And I would argue that very few regionals have any atmosphere, including the ones in Providence.
    And the gophers never hosted as a 4 seed in St Paul. Also...Providence is not the host here...Brown is. Other than an attendance excuse there was no reason to put Providence there...and as a 4 seed...its not right.

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    Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

    Actually there was. As the #3 overall seed, Providence is still closer than Manchester despite that difference being negligible and the fact UMass to Providence and Manchester is basically the same. But it's the 3 vs. 14 game. Fits bracket integrity and seed placement. At least this time around the committee didn't bend over backwards to put PC there. It just happened to fall into their lap. And as someone else noted, #1 seed Harvard (Minnesota State will probably bring more fans) shut out Providence in Providence just a couple years ago. People are overstating the advantage. PC does not have some raucous hockey following.

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    Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Actually there was. As the #3 overall seed, Providence is still closer than Manchester despite that difference being negligible and the fact UMass to Providence and Manchester is basically the same. But it's the 3 vs. 14 game. Fits bracket integrity and seed placement. At least this time around the committee didn't bend over backwards to put PC there. It just happened to fall into their lap. And as someone else noted, #1 seed Harvard (Minnesota State will probably bring more fans) shut out Providence in Providence just a couple years ago. People are overstating the advantage. PC does not have some raucous hockey following.
    That's what's frustrating about this. The solution was pretty simple - Flip the Manchester and Providence brackets. Everyone who was previously busing would still be busing, and the plane rides would still be plane rides. But whatever...Time to focus on hockey!

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    Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by purpleinnebraska View Post
    That's what's frustrating about this. The solution was pretty simple - Flip the Manchester and Providence brackets. Everyone who was previously busing would still be busing, and the plane rides would still be plane rides. But whatever...Time to focus on hockey!
    To give credit where credit is due, Mookie first suggested this Saturday night, but unfortunately, no one seems to listen to him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleinnebraska View Post
    .. but unfortunately, no one seems to listen to him!
    that's a trait unique to him.
    GO NU HOCKEY
    Always bullish on the future.
    We don't always win Hockey East or the Beanpot.. but when we do.. we are the Champions

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    Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

    It doesn’t matter what system you come up with. Someone will find a reason to complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
    Don't be stupid...
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    Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

    Haven't followed the college game as much this year. You see I moved 1500 miles to 80 miles north of Tampa where the greatest hockey team in recent history plays. Looking at the brackets I would say the kids from Cloud 9 got the toughest bracket.

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    Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    There was something about the blue bloods (WI/MI/MN/BC/BU/UND) all missing the tourney in the same year. I think it was the 60s the last time that happened.....
    I heard 1969. Add Tech and it's never happened...? Amazing.

    Meanwhile, all the blue-blood recruits are leaving these programs for the NHL, so they all could be worse next season.

    NCAA Hockey: Times, they are a Changin'
    It Happened!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleinnebraska View Post
    To give credit where credit is due, Mookie first suggested this Saturday night, but unfortunately, no one seems to listen to him!
    I would have been ok with that but the fact you had Minn State as #3 overall and Providence #14, it was easy to do what the committee did. They also don't have to go back very far to see last time PC was in Providence they got dusted by a #1 seed. A team with almost no fan support. I understand it still doesn't feel right but if Minn State is as good as their ranking suggests, they will take care of business.

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    Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

    This may be the most interesting stat of this tournament.
    Denver has more NCAA titles (8) than the other 15 teams in the field combined (7).
    And 10 of the 16 teams have never won one.

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