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A Look At The NCAA’s Net As The Tournament Approaches

Duke is going to get a great seed but the NET will still influence who the Blue Devils see in their bracket

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Boston College v Duke
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 05: Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils moves the ball against the Boston College Eagles during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 05, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 80-55.
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As the NCAA Tournament draws nigh, it might be a good idea to brush up on the new NET construct.

If you don’t know, the RPI is gone and NET has replaced it. Andy Katz has a rundown of what to expect, other than the committee making rando and inexplicable decisions.

We can't remember the year right now but a while back the chair was from a smaller conference and pushed hard for more small conference representation. It was somewhat controversial at the time, especially in the bigger conferences which felt slighted.

And on a related note, check this out - the gamblers are beginning to pay particular attention to the officials and what games they are assigned to. Obviously they have a major impact on the outcome and if you can establish patterns you can game the game, so to speak.

It’s indicative again of just how much money flows through basketball. Obviously it’s in the NBA and NCAA and the shoe companies have injected it into AAU ball and high schools. It’s no surprise really that gamblers are paying close attention to small details that could have a major influence on a game’s outcome.

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