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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Welcome to Selection Sunday

......Tim Maymon Honorary Selection Sunday, that is.

"They (Marquette) didn't want to play the game right, so now we're going to watch them lose every game. That's just how it works."

Nevertheless, the 22-11 Marquette Warriors will dance once more this March. The Bracket Project's National Bracket currently lists Marquette as a 7 seed. In looking more in-depth at their site it appears MU is the lowest-weighted 7 seed in the analysis because the actual average seed for Marquette is an 8. Perhaps the s-curve will work in MU's favor this afternoon.

If you are not familiar with the Bracket Project, the site aggregates and averages out the predictions from dozens of bracketologists each of whom updated their field over night or early this morning. A 7 seed, while deserved based on the team's strong push in the final weeks of the season, feels high to me. I'm prepared to be disappointed when Marquette is awarded and 8 or 9 seed. Rosiak breaks things down a bit further.

With a bid today the Warriors will earn their 5th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.

9 comments:

Patrick said...

When was the last time MU made 5 straight trips to the NCAA tourney?

John said...

Wow, Tim and Jeronne Maymon. That seems so long ago. They seem almost irrelevant. Go Marquette! MAKE SOME NOISE IN THE TOURNEY!!!

Flavio said...

I agree with Mr. Blair. 7 seems high to me as well. I also agree with the poster who said he'd rather we be a 10 than an 8/9. I could not agree more. Go Marquette!

Tim Blair said...

Worst case for MU -- 8/9 seed in OK City for the right to play KU in what would amount to a home game.

Gimme a 7!

Tim Blair said...

Patrick, the last time MU earned 5 consecutive bids to the NCAA tourney --- 1976, 77, 78, 79, 80.

James said...

7, pretty pretty please.

Patrick said...

Tim (and other contributors), does that 5-year streak mean Marquette has returned to its heyday of quality play, perhaps in a new Golden Age for the school?

Michael said...

7 seed seems very unlikely. 10 seems too low, but it would be better than an 8/9

Bryan Miguel said...

I too thought 7 would be too low of a seed. Guess it just surprises the entire tribe that the warriors are cruising on 6.