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Topic: OT - Why not play the 2020 NCAABB Tournament this fall?

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medinabuckeye1

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Re: OT - Why not play the 2020 NCAABB Tournament this fall?
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2020, 12:48:16 PM »
I don't love that.

I think the plan for now is to have a 2021 tournament.  Incoming freshmen are more than welcome to play there.  This would simply be the very delayed 2020 tournament
I get that, but part of my concern is that if you had a bunch of transfers or whatever you might not have enough guys to put a team on the court, what then?  

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Re: OT - Why not play the 2020 NCAABB Tournament this fall?
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2020, 12:49:58 PM »
On second thought I wouldn't need a super-committee.  I'd just make it a simple rule:
"Any player who was eligible to play for your team in the 2019-2020 season or who is eligible to play for your team for the 2020-2021 season is eligible to play for your team for this extremely late 2020 Tournament." 
I'm in favor of that rule given that some players can't/won't return to their team. As mentioned, even if Purdue could get Boudreaux and Proctor to agree to come back and play, no way that Haarms or Eastern will leave the teams they transferred to in order to come back. 

That would leave Purdue completely shorthanded and they might need the freshmen.

The problem, of course, is that teams with turnover who spent an entire season trying to build chemistry aren't even remotely the same team they were when the season ended.

The other problem is what happens if a team has to face one of those transfers that just left, without a full offseason and season to reduce the sting of that player leaving?

I don't love that.

I think the plan for now is to have a 2021 tournament.  Incoming freshmen are more than welcome to play there.  This would simply be the very delayed 2020 tournament
Then what you're going to see is some teams--teams that would normally have participated--just walking away from the extremely delayed 2020 tournament. Especially some of those 1-bid leagues who probably don't have the resources or interest to participate this late. 

Heck, as a Purdue fan, I should love that. It might open up slots for a team like Purdue who was likely on the wrong side of the bubble. 

If Purdue can't get Boudreaux and Proctor back, and if they were allowed to play their redshirts without burning a year of eligibility, they'd only have 8 scholarship players, 3 of which (Gillis/Newman as RS, Dowuona who only played sparingly) were not regular contributors. If you make it such that redshirts will burn their shirts if they play, now you're down to a 6-man roster. 

My guess is that Purdue would turn down an invitation to that tournament. Why even show up if you don't have a roster that can likely even complete a 40 minute game, much less be competitive? 

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Re: OT - Why not play the 2020 NCAABB Tournament this fall?
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2020, 12:51:04 PM »
I get that, but part of my concern is that if you had a bunch of transfers or whatever you might not have enough guys to put a team on the court, what then? 
Exactly. And if you allow the incoming freshmen, players who redshirted in 2019-20, etc, it actually might be an incentive for teams to participate because it gives them real game action to prepare for the 2020-21 season. 

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Re: OT - Why not play the 2020 NCAABB Tournament this fall?
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2020, 01:28:13 PM »
Brevin Pritzl would probably come back to Wisconsin for this, although he does have a contract in Serbia.

I'm sure the NCAA would deem Micah Potter ineligible. It's what they do.
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