Big 12 happenings

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KRISTY WALLACE
KALANI BROWN
LAUREN COX
ALEXIS MORRIS



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All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

Dekeiya Cohen (Baylor)
Christalah Lyons (Kansas),
Peyton Williams (Kansas State),
Ana Llanusa (Oklahoma),
Maddie Manning (Oklahoma),
Shaina Pellington (Oklahoma),
Braxtin Miller (Oklahoma State),
Jordan Moore (TCU),
Kianna Ray (TCU),
Chania Ray (West Virginia).
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Gotta love the Big 12
Lauren Cox has a new birthplace

They included Kristy as 1 of the 10 players on the GIF
but left her off the official press release,
The list is incorrect at 9 players.

All-Big 12 First Team

Lauren Cox Baylor G 5-11 So. Loganholme, Queensland, Australia

Link
http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=211703256&utm_content=buffer04867&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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GrizBear notes:

Kristy Wallace not on the 1st team is a TRAVESTY of the 1st order.
Kristy Wallace not on the 2nd team is a TRAVESTY of the 2nd order.
Kristy Wallace not Honorable Mention is ... ASTONISHING.
Edit: Okay, they fixed it. Never mind.

I'd like to see a team of best floppers. I'd go with:
Vionise Pierre-Louis Oklahoma
Amy Okonkwo TCU
Brooke McCarty Texas

I'd also like to see a pillow fight to the death between:
Sherri Coale
Karen Aston
Shimmy Gray-Miller
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57Bear said:

KM probably has some feelings about Kristi not winning B-12 Player of any Week - especially since Kristi won a National Player of the Week.

As well she should. Kristi is money on the court and solid gold off of it.
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Gotta love the Big 12
Lauren Cox has a new birthplace

They included Kristy as 1 of the 10 players on the GIF
but left her off the official press release,
The list is incorrect at 9 players.

All-Big 12 First Team

Lauren Cox Baylor G 5-11 So. Loganholme, Queensland, Australia

Link
http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=211703256&utm_content=buffer04867&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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Ok, they have corrected Lauren's hometown but they shrunk her by 5 inches and moved her to guard.


Lauren Cox Baylor G 5-11 So. Flower Mound, Texas


You can't make this stuff up lol.
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FEB 26, 2018

"TCU's offense shot close to 50 percent for much of the night, but a lack of rebounding spelled the difference in an 85-72 loss to No. 23 Oklahoma State on Monday night in Stillwater.

The Horned Frogs (18-11, 9-9 Big 12) finished at even in the Big 12 after their regular-season finale, their best finish since joining the league.

TCU shot 43 percent for the game but couldn't control the glass as Oklahoma State (20-9, 11-7) owned a 48-33 rebounding advantage and attempted 23 free throws compared with TCU's 11 foul shots. TCU shot 69 percent (11-of- 16) in the first quarter and led 25-24 . But the Frogs started the second quarter just 1-of-8 and trailed by nine points midway through the period.

Toree Thompson led the Horned Frogs with a career-high 18 points on 6-of- 12 shooting, including three 3-pointers. Off the bench, Jordan Moore added 14 points on 5-of- 9 shooting from the floor."

- Bailey Arredondo, Fort Worth Star Telegram
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FREE TICKETS

Catching up on my reading and found this ..
posted on OU WBB website

Feb 21, 2018

Due to inclement weather in the Norman area
all fans attending Wednesday's game against Iowa State will be admitted for free.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CT inside Lloyd Noble Center. Season ticket holders and other fans who purchased tickets for Wednesday's game in advance will have first right to occupy their reserved seat locations. For those without tickets, all seats not occupied by the season ticket holder or by fans who purchased tickets in advance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Doors will open to Lloyd Noble Center at 5:30 p.m. CT. If fans have purchased a ticket to Wednesday's game against Iowa State, but are unable to attend they may use their tickets for admission to any of OU's nine home athletics events this weekend as a pair of Super Sooner Weekend (excluding men's basketball versus Kansas State on Saturday).

OU will honor its senior class of Maddie Manning, Gabbi Ortiz, Vionise Pierre-Louis, McKenna Treece and LaNesia Williams at the conclusion of the game.
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ASSISTANT COACH

February 20, 2018

The WNBA Connecticut Sun announced today that head coach and general manager Curt Miller has hired Brandi Poole as an assistant coach on his staff.

An assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Texas Tech since September of 2015
Poole will start when the Red Raiders' season ends.

She was an assistant coach for Miller at Indiana and Bowling Green.
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Friday - March 2

Game 1 #8 Kansas State 72 - #9 Kansas 63
Link for Post-game press conferences for both teams in writing
http://www.big12sports.com/fls/10410//pdfs/wbasketball/2017-18_GameFiles/01_Game01/KU-KSU%20Quotes_web.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=10410

Game 2 #7 Iowa State 74 - #10 Texas Tech 49
Link for Post-game press conferences for both teams in writing
http://www.big12sports.com/fls/10410//pdfs/wbasketball/2017-18_GameFiles/02_Game02/Combined%20Quotes.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=10410



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Includes lengthy conversation about Kristy Wallace


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MARCH 3 @ 1:30 p.m.

Quarterfinals of the 2018 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship

MARCH 2, 2018
72 Kansas State Seed 8
63 Kansas Seed 9
Trailing by 8 points early in the fourth quarter
Kansas State exploded for a 26-point fourth quarter to defeat Kansas in the first round of the 2018 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday evening.

Link for entire article at Kansas State website
http://www.kstatesports.com/news/2018/3/2/womens-basketball-dynamic-fourth-quarter-sends-k-state-to-big-12-quarters.aspx
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TEXAS TECH

Quotes from final press conference for the year

https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/texastech.com/documents/2018/3/2/Texas_Tech_Quotes.pdf



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TOURNAMENT

Sunday - March 4


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GAME 7
FS1 2:00 p.m. CT

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GAME 8
FS1 4:30 p.m. CT



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Go Mountaineers.
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POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCES

March 5, 2018
Audio link



  • Game 1 #8 Kansas State 72 - #9 Kansas 63
  • Game 2 #7 Iowa State 74 - # 10 Texas Tech 49
  • Game 3 #5 TCU 90 - #5 Oklahoma 83
  • Game 4 #1 Baylor 83 - #8 K-State 54
  • Game 5 #2 Texas 81 - #7 Iowa State 69
  • Game 6 #6 West Virginia 69 - #3 Oklahoma State 60
  • Semifinals #1 Baylor 94 - #5 TCU 48
  • Semifinals # 2 Texas 68 - #6 West Virginia 55
  • Championship #1 Baylor 77 - #2 Texas 69
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Despite injuries and short rotation, Baylor is back on top of the Big 12 tourney

by Mechelle Voepel
March 6, 2018

Link for entire article
http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22660133/despite-injuries-baylor-lady-bears-win-big-12-tournament-title

Excerpt
"There have been seasons when winning the Big 12 women's basketball tournament was not terribly important to Baylor. Times when the Lady Bears were really good and knew it, and the league tournament was just something to get through before the NCAA tournament started.

But this season, the Big 12 tournament -- which Baylor has all but owned the past several years -- meant a little bit more. The Lady Bears have had their share of adversity this season, including losing senior point guard Kristy Wallace to an ACL injury on senior night. Talk about a gut punch. A team that was already thin was down not just a key player, but one who was Baylor's heartbeat.

Yet Monday, the Lady Bears were celebrating another championship. They beat Texas for the third time this season, 77-69, and claimed the program's ninth Big 12 tournament title and seventh in the past eight years. Last season's loss to West Virginia in the Big 12 final is the only exception in that stretch.

Kalani Brown, the tourney MVP, and Lauren Cox, who combines with Brown to form the Lady Bears' dynamic post duo, made the all-tournament team. But so did freshman Alexis Morris, who has had to step in as a starter at point guard with Wallace out.

"I think we realized, 'OK, we can do this,'" Cox said of the confidence gained by winning this tournament even without Wallace. "We've gone through so much this year."

To continue reading the entire article
http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22660133/despite-injuries-baylor-lady-bears-win-big-12-tournament-title

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Thanks for posting - good read.
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COACHING SEARCH

"Texas Tech Lady Raider fans have wondered and asked who will be the next coach of the once storied program after Texas Tech Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Kirby Hocutt made the decision to fire head coach Candi Whitaker two games into the Big 12 Conference schedule on Jan. 1.

Hocutt got the ball rolling early and now the Texas Tech program is at the front of the line when it comes to drafting a coach to lead a program that's won a national championship. But it is a program that's seen those memories fade over the last 25 years along with a receding fan base and recruiting area.

This is perhaps one of Hocutt's toughest hires. There is strong emotion when it comes to Lady Raider Basketball. Do you stay within the "family?" Or do you go outside like Tech did with Kristy Curry after Hall of Fame coach Marsha Sharp retired?

No doubt, there will be great interest in the job. Texas Tech is in a great women's basketball conference, pays well, and has proven that you can win in Lubbock with the right mix, chemistry, and mindset.

So, with that in mind, we present you with the early potential target list for Hocutt and Texas Tech for the next leader of the only program to bring home an NCAA championship to Lubbock. We'll list the candidates in alphabetical order. Make note, this is not an endorsement of any candidate but merely a listing of qualified potential targets that Texas Tech may or may not be looking at. This list can and will change over the coming weeks, but for now, this is a solid base for fans to start looking at as the next potential leader of Lady Raider Basketball. Here ya go, in alphabetical order, as we said.

The Definitive, Texas Tech Lady Raider Basketball Coaching Search Target List

Mike Bradbury
University of New Mexico Head Coach
Bradbury spent six years at Wright State before taking over the Lobo program a year ago. He had a big turn-around going 15-15 with a 10-8 MWC record. He's a candidate because he's regional and he beat Texas Tech earlier this season. At 16-6 this year he's showing he can continue a reclamation project. He has no ties to the region, and that's a liability, but he's won before and he's winning at a tough spot. This year his UNM squad went 12-1 in non-conference, trying to build momentum. An outsider, but a coach worth paying attention to.

Joe Foley
Arkansas Little Rock Head Coach
Foley has an impressive resume at UALR, having won eight Sun Belt titles including last years championship. Foley just won his 300th career game a few weeks ago. If Hocutt needs to get a feel for what Foley is all about, he just needs to walk over to the United Supermarkets Arena and talk to Texas Tech men's HC Chris Beard, who coached at UALR a few years ago and knows well what Foley can do. Foley Has won at a tough spot, is experienced and might be ready to make the jump to the Big 12. Schools in the league have hired coaches with less experience and lesser programs who've done well. Look at Stillwater and Norman for that example.

Krista Gerlich
UTA Head Coach
It's hard to encapsulate what Gerlich has done in this space regarding Texas Tech. Won a National Championship as a player? Yes. Been an assistant for Marsha Sharp? Yes. After that, she spent seven years as head coach at West Texas A&M going 168-53 with 4 conference titles. She's revived a program at UTA that never received votes in the AP poll before her tenure. UTA reached the Sun Belt semis last year and earned only its third invite ever to the WNIT in program history. Gerlich obviously understands what it takes to win at Texas Tech and knows Texas recruiting. Gerlich has the ability to connect with Texas Tech and the region perhaps like no other candidate. Has she established herself as a solid candidate after being passed over by Hocutt last time? We think so.

Travis Mays
SMU Head Coach
Yes, that Travis Mays. The one who starred at Texas years ago has carved a great niche in women's basketball, first as an assistant and now as HC at SMU. Working for Van Chancellor at LSU he solidified his reputation as a great recruiter. He also spent time with Andy Landers at UGA. He became known for his Xs and Os as well as recruiting at Texas with Jody Conradt and then with Karen Aston. He's turning around a program at SMU all while wearing a bow-tie. Question? Can Texas Tech be led by a former Longhorn? Answer. If he can win, folks would love him. And maybe even the bow-tie.

Jalie Mitchell
University of North Texas Head Coach
This would be an interesting choice. Mitchell is a Mean Green legend. All-time leading scorer there, she returned to North Texas after working with Karen Aston at Texas to try and make the program relevant. She has strong Dallas area ties, having played at Duncanville. She beat Oklahoma her first year back at North Texas and won 8 CUSA games last year. Could Tech pry here away from her "dream job"? Who knows. Can she coach, it looks like it. A potential rising star but might be too early for Hocutt to give her the controls of a Big 12 program.

Bo Overton
Oklahoma City University Head Coach
Overton has been everywhere and done that when it comes to women's basketball. Overton was a part of the greatest turn-around's in WBB when he worked with Sherri Coale to get Oklahoma going from 1998-2004 as an assistant. Overton was the chief recruiter bringing in great under-the-radar talent like Stacey Dales and Lanisha Caufield. Since then he coached in the WNBA and has returned to the Sooner State to lead OCU to the NAIA championship last year. As a side-note, Tech A.D. Hocutt was at OU during Overton's time and saw first-hand the effect he had on the program. Hocutt values relationships and connections like all A.D.s Pay attention to Overton's name.

Cayla Petree
South Plains College Head Coach
When you're the head coach at one of the top talent-producing JUCO's for women's basketball in the country, you're always a candidate. When you add the fact Petree played a year at Texas Tech for Marsha Sharp you are certainly on the radar. Petree was a National Coach of the Year finalist last year, sent five players to D-1 programs and has shown she knows how to find and sign D-1 talent. Big 12 and SEC coaches frequent the Texan Dome in Levelland for a reason. It might be a little early for Petree but many coaches have made the leap before. This year's team doesn't have a sterling record, but that's due to it mainly being freshmen and some injuries. Last year's NJCAA Sweet 16 team turned heads around the country. This time around might be a little early for the Cisco native, but pay attention to the name in the future.

Jeff Osterman
South Florida Associate Head Coach
Who? While having no real ties to the Big 12 or West Texas, if you ask folks in the know about women's basketball who they think can coach, and just as importantly find and sign talent to a school, Osterman's name comes up. He has been on staff at USF for many years and was a huge architect of the USF team that rolled into Lubbock in 2013 and ended Texas Tech's season in the NCAA tournament that year. That's attention-getting. A long-shot perhaps, but a name worth considering if you're looking outside the traditional window. Coaches coach and word is Osterman can coach. If Hocutt is looking to get completely outside the Tech realm, this is the type of coach you go after.

Lance White
Florida State Associate Head Coach
Another Lady Raider alum, White went from student manager to assistant coach under Marsha Sharp, all while being a part of a National Title team in 1993. He was a huge part of the team's success from there till he left for Florida State in the mid-2000s. A Spur native, White understands what it takes to win in Lubbock, having seen who it came about the first time at Texas Tech. White has garnered the reputation of a top national recruiter at Florida State as well as being well known for his X's and O's and game plan prep, Last year White was named National Assistant Of The Year by the WBCA. White has forged a fine career away from Lubbock at FSU and can be very selective about when and where he goes. That he's not left FSU over the last few years indicates he's looking for the right spot at the right time. Lubbock might just be that spot. FSU is currently ranked 7th nationally at 18-3.

The good thing for fans is that as you talk to folks around the country you learn that Texas Tech is still a destination job. It has great facilities, the pay is great, the league is great to play in and most of them understand that a fan-base is waiting, craving, to get involved again. Is it 1993 in Lubbock? No. But, for the coach who embraces the rebuild, they know that they can create that same kind of excitement again in West Texas."

- Ryan Hyatt, Raiderland, January 29, 2018
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BIG 12 TEAMS
Bracketology


OKLAHOMA STATE



Where do the Cowgirls stand after early exit in Big 12 Tournament?
March 5, 2018

"Oklahoma State coach Jim Littell bristled when it was suggested the Cowgirls were only on the bubble to make the NCAA Tournament.

"I don't know who is saying we're sitting on the bubble," Littell said. "That's something we don't control, but I know this: We finished third in a good league and the team that we tied with, we swept. So prior to (Saturday night) we had won two against West Virginia, two against TCU and two against Oklahoma."

OSU had just lost to West Virginia in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 women's tournament in Oklahoma City, snapping the brief two-game winning streak that vaulted the Cowgirls to 20 wins. In the latest ESPN projections, OSU is forecast as an No. 9 seed in the Spokane Regional, slated to face Central Michigan.

In addition to finishing third in the Big 12 standings, only behind No. 8 Texas and No. 2 Baylor, the Cowgirls posted three wins over opponents West Virginia, UCLA and TCU that were ranked at some point during the regular season.

But the Mountaineers and Horned Frogs aren't projected to make the tournament, according to the latest projections. That just leaves OSU with one win over a current top-25 team.

Oklahoma State (20-10, 11-7 Big 12) has played seven games against teams projected to make the tournament field, winning three (UCLA, South Dakota and Southern). But is the Cowgirls' resume good enough to be included when the tournament field is officially revealed on March 12?

"I think we had a good year," Littell said. "We go to Mississippi State, and we lose on possession and they are No. 2 in the country. We played them stronger than anybody in the country right now. Great home win against UCLA and played a tough Tennessee team. I don't control those things. We will wait and see what happens on Monday, but I think if you look at the big picture we've had an outstanding year."

- Kendrick Marshall, Tulsa World


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They totally deserve to be in, totally! If they aren't its a travesty!
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Yes they do. I think they are in.

Thanks Slimecap on the other articles. It will be interesting what Tech does.
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What is Okie State's RPI?
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ScottS said:

What is Okie State's RPI?
should be good, they had to play Baylor and UT twice plus UCLA Miss st and Tenn
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Okie St 58th

www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-women/d1/ncaa-womens-basketball-rpi
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BIG 12 TEAMS
Bracketology
Conferences with Multiple Bids
March 8, 2018

Seed line occupied - Conf - Total bids Conf - More than 1 on seed line

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 ACC 8 bids 2X01 & 2X07
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 SEC 7 bids 2X04

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Big Ten 7 bids
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Pac-12 6 bids

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Big East 4 bids 2X08
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Big 12 3 bids 2X02

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 American 2 bids
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Mid-American MAC 2 bids
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 Atlantic-10 2 bids

ON THE BUBBLE
Last four in
  • Buffalo MAC 10 overall #61
  • Rutgers BIG TEN 10 overall #62
  • Creighton BIG EAST 10 overall #63
  • Nebraska BIG TEN 11 overall #64
First four out
  • Southern California #65
  • West Virginia #66
  • Oklahoma #67
  • Purdue #68
Next four out
  • Michigan State #69
  • Indiana #70
  • Virginia Tech #71
  • UCF #72
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Rutgers over WVU? Nah...
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BRACKETOLOGY


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Hard to leave OU out after reading that...
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OU needed a win in the big 12 tournament to be sure. A disappointing season for a great program.
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Yep.
Just wanted to add my yep.

A yep is a second cousin to a yalp.
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I think OU should make it, but I understand why they probably won't. Losses to Arkansas-Little Rock and a bad Florida team are problems. They can highlight how tough their schedule is but they didn't even sweep the easy part.
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BIG 12 TEAMS
Bracketology
March 8, 2018

ON THE BUBBLE
Last four in
  • Buffalo MAC 10 overall #61
  • Rutgers BIG TEN 10 overall #62
  • Creighton BIG EAST 10 overall #63
  • Nebraska BIG TEN 11 overall #64
First four out
  • Southern California #65
  • West Virginia #66
  • Oklahoma #67
  • Purdue #68
Interview with Charlie Creme
Q. What conferences do you see as a bid stealer?
Charlie Creme stated:
"The bid stealer situation, I think we're pretty safe now. Potentially Northern Colorado, if they were to lose could be an at-large, but I don't think anybody's getting in as an at-large if they lose.

The ones that were potential
.. Green Bay won, so the Horizon is only going to get one team.
.. Quinnipiac won, so the MAAC's only going to get one.

The other MAC, the Mid-American, I'm actually still wrestling with
a little bit, they're still playing, and Buffalo and Central Michigan are still into the semis of their conference tournament.

I think if 1 of those 2 teams were to lose in the semis on Friday, March 9,
not only would it be a bid-stealing situation,
it might open up a spot.
I think a loss in the semis would be enough to move one of those two teams out.

The reason they're both in right now
is just history tells us what the Committee does with this RPI, and their RPI's are both in the Top-30 and it's a pretty rare that teams get left out in those instances. But the resume of those two teams are kind of iffy, other than that number. I'm thinking if they both don't make the final of the Mid-American, one of them is going to fall out."

- Angela Yang, ESPN Media, 8 March 2018
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I'm still hoping that the women's committee will be like the men's and embrace more advanced metrics than the RPI. That would be a tremendous boost for us and the conference.
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Pale Rider said:

Yep.
Just wanted to add my yep.

A yep is a second cousin to a yalp.
 
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