Post by GBPhoenix1 on Mar 19, 2018 20:56:55 GMT -6
I am pretty sure this was booked a while ago. I think Iowa is a for sure game for GB. As for the other 3 teams you can't go wrong with the experience of playing in any of those arena's. If you want a chance to win I think you want to play UConn. If you want to travel the least you want to play Oregon and then hope you can go right to the sub regional afterwards. If you want to travel all over the place and get a bunch of 3's up in a 30 point loss then go to Syracuse. Either way I think it is a good tournament for where GB is right now. Get some money, some experience and a chance for two neutral site wins.
One thing that I want to clarify from my previous post. I think this a good tournament for where they are right now. However, as a general rule this kind of event is reserved for low major whipping boys. I much prefer the Gulf Coast Showcase or Great Alaska shootout type events. GB had really good teams in both of those events and used a 5-1 overall record to help be in the first four out and an at large NIT birth. I know that isn't the goal but playing good teams you can beat is the goal to improve the metrics and be a decent seed in the big dance.
This event is a good experience, fills up some games and likely puts some money in the bank. All of which is fine for a team that is probably going to be picked to be mid pack in the HL next year.
Green Bay Packers schedule is out! You know what the best part about that is? We can see what weekends will be available for Phoenix games at the Resch. I skipped the weekend of November 17th-18th because they will be out on the west coast for the 2K tourney I believe. So the following weekends should be open: November 24th-25th weekend of Thanksgiving so maybe a decent local mid major could make the trek up to Green Bay? December 15th-16th- it’s my Birthday weekend so it would be awesome to come up for a game. December 22nd-23rd. Last weekend before conference kicks off most likely.
Let’s get some good competition to the resch and fill it up!