***2024 NCAA Allocations***

Agree. Kueter is such a wild card with football and injuries.

I am not sold on Arnold AA at 184. I could easily see him a Round 12/16 guy and if he does score many bonus points, that might only be 3-4 team points. He seemed to tire out late in one of the recent matches that I watched
I mean i'm all for them wrestling them, it means 1 less year that we'll face them.

Bracketology 2024

I don't think Bama is as good as people think, but their profile is the type of team that can have success against Iowa State. As a team they shoot .381 from 3 on a volume of 11.6 makes per game. They have two regular starters at about 40% or better (.443, .397) with a third at .342 all in the neighborhood of 2 makes a game. And they have another part-time starter at .445 with similar volume. They also have a bench guy hitting .418 at around 1 make a game.

I don't think they will care much if ISU forces them to take 3s. The question would really be if they can take care of the ball. They average 12 TOs a game but how will they handle ISU's pressure.
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Time for a Real Discussion About Caitlin Clark

Just look at how local media covers Garza more than an NBA All Star starter who is going to be named to Olympic team any day.

Monte got picked up by his team as a bench player and matched Garza’s season point total in a couple weeks…I guess Garza is somehow more local than the all time big 12 minutes played leader.

Maybe they need funny fathers who yell "let the peacock fly!" and steal 100's of thousands of dollars from financial clients.

***2024 NCAA Allocations***

Well, maybe terrible for this year. However, imo if both of these guys wrestle their full careers you are probably looking at a potential 2-3x champ out of both of them and probably sure fire 4x AA's if they take a redshirt. If they wrestle this year there is a decent shot that they don't AA at all, the points the score the other 4 years will be higher than this year i would bet.
Agree. Kueter is such a wild card with football and injuries.

I am not sold on Arnold AA at 184. I could easily see him a Round 12/16 guy and if he does score many bonus points, that might only be 3-4 team points. He seemed to tire out late in one of the recent matches that I watched

***Auto-Bid Madness 2024***

It’s time for CycloneFanatic’s annual “Auto-Bid Madness." I’m co-administrator, along with @ImJustKCClone.

This marks the 11th year for the contest.

How to enter
Choose the automatic qualifier for NCAA men's basketball tournament, based on league tournaments, in each of the 32 conferences.

Scoring
Each correct pick receives 1 point.

Tiebreakers
First tiebreaker: Correct Big 12 tournament champ.
Second tiebreaker: Highest number of correct picks that aren’t favorites (i.e., teams seeded 1st in their respective tournament).

Deadline: 5 p.m. CT, Wednesday, March 6. A few tournaments get underway prior to that, something to note.

CONFERENCE LIST TEMPLATE: For ease of record-keeping, post your selections in this order. Include your screen name at the top of your selections. You may revise selections you posted up until the deadline. If you do make a change, we request that you tag @ImJustKCClone. (Typically, we begin compiling entries shortly after they're submitted).

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American:
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ASUN:
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CAA:
C-USA:
Horizon:
Ivy:
MAAC:
MEAC:
Mid-American:
Missouri Valley:
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NEC:
Ohio Valley:
Pac-12:
Patriot:
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Summit:
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SWAC:
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In follow-up posts, I’ll include a few handy links to schedules, sites & brackets; teams ineligible for NCAAT; and past A-BM results.

Let The Madness begin, and good luck!

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