3/15 - WIU vs UTEP (Basketball Classic Postseason Tournament)

User avatar
ST_Lawson
Site Admin
Posts: 7611
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Location: Macomb, IL
Contact:

That's formerly the CollegeInsider.com tournament
https://goleathernecks.com/news/2022/3/ ... assic.aspx
 
Scott Lawson - Board Admin
Western Illinois University Alum/Fan/Employee
Member of the Marching Leathernecks - 1996-2000
User avatar
sealhall74
Posts: 5214
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:18 pm
Location: Wherever, Windblows

They "reseed" teams after each round.  I kind of like that approach when got 32 teams involved.
I assume teams bid for hosting games so probably not playing in Western Hall, no matter how far we advance, although did not the women host a post-season game a year or two back?
 
If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything. - Ronald H. Coase
leatherneckcountry
Posts: 1866
Joined: Mon May 09, 2016 4:55 pm

sealhall74 wrote: Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:26 am They "reseed" teams after each round.  I kind of like that approach when got 32 teams involved.
I assume teams bid for hosting games so probably not playing in Western Hall, no matter how far we advance, although did not the women host a post-season game a year or two back?
 

 
The women hosted SIU the year before we went to the NCAA tournament.
 
wiu712
Posts: 6310
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:05 pm

sealhall74 wrote: Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:26 am Did not the women host a post-season game a year or two back?
 



 
Western Women's Basketball hosted a first-round game in the 2016 Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI).

Western (#4 seed) hosted SIU-Carbondale (#5 seed) in a March 17, 2016 game at Western Hall.  Western won that game 99-97.  Attendance = 694.

Western lost their second round game in the 2016 WBI to South Carolina-Upstate (#8 seed) 81-78.  That game was played at Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Attendance = 172.
 
 
Last edited by wiu712 on Mon Mar 14, 2022 12:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
ST_Lawson
Site Admin
Posts: 7611
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Location: Macomb, IL
Contact:

Game is at 6 PM on Tuesday, 3/15 and will be on ESPN+

UTEP finished 19-13 overall and 11-7 in C-USA
They're listed at 164 in the NCAA Net Rankings, while WIU is 225.

For reference, here's how they compare to the Summit League:
#65 SDSU
#155 ORU
#157 NDSU
#164 UTEP
#199 USD
#206 KC
#225 WIU

Since we went 1-1 with both ORU and NDSU with both of those wins being on the road, I think we stand a halfway decent chance.
Massey gives us about a 23% chance of a win, with a predicted score of 77-69 for UTEP.
 
You can find a list of all the teams participating here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_The_ ... ll_Classic
We're the only Summit League team. Horizon League has two in it: Youngstown State and Detroit Mercy
 
Scott Lawson - Board Admin
Western Illinois University Alum/Fan/Employee
Member of the Marching Leathernecks - 1996-2000
meganeck
Posts: 1509
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:23 pm

So glad to see they got invited to this, glad that Carius in particular gets at least one more game in a WIU uniform. I'm assuming the guys that have entered the portal won't be dressed for these games. So they will really have a short bench. Besides against Top 25 competition, I think this team can beat anybody, but then again, they can lose to anybody, so I think they definitely have a shot. Would be nice if they could win at least one game.
wiu712
Posts: 6310
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:05 pm

The Basketball Classic first-round games:
https://www.collegeinsider.com/tourname ... esults.php
 
 
User avatar
letsgonecks
Posts: 933
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:19 am

Glad these guys get another game and hope they win, but was happy we had a team finish OVER 500.
Think Purple...lets think Gold as in Championships!!!
wiu712
Posts: 6310
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:05 pm

UTEP vs Western Illinois 3/15/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds:
https://sportschatplace.com/college-bas ... ions-odds/
 
 
wiu712
Posts: 6310
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:05 pm

Tonight's game will be on ESPN + and WILP, 98.1 FM, from Cuba, IL.  Game time is 6:00 PM.
https://streamdb9web.securenetsystems.n ... ent/WILPFM&
 
Post Reply