finance Posts:9366 Followers:232
On 02/29/2012 09:50 AM in NCAA Basketball

West Coast Conference Tourney Starts Tonight

They added BYU this year which gives them 9 teams and wow have they really come up with a strange format....

St Mary's and Gonzaga are the top 2 seeds and they automatically get byes all the way to the semi-finals...

Today #8 Portland faces #9 Santa Clara

Tomorrow the winner of the 8/9 game plays #5 San Francisco, while #6 San Diego plays #7 Pepperdine

Friday #4 Loyola Marymount plays the winner of the first Thursday game, while #3 BYU plays the winner of the second Thursday game

Saturday St Mary's and Gonzaga play the winners from the 2 Friday games, and then they have the championship game on Monday...

They tried to draw up a bracket on Wikipedia, but it looks to strange to figure about a major advantage for the top 2 seeds...

When the ACC had 9 teams they just did a play-in game with the 8/9 seed on Thursday and the winner got the 1 seed on Friday and everyone else played Friday too...

What a way to drag out your tournament - 9 teams and they start today and don't finish until Monday...LOL

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aakj Posts:3354 Followers:15
02/29/2012 11:23 AM

like the 3 day conference tourn