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bethlehempard

Challenge Tournament

The women will play in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Women's Challenge in November. Also to be there: Bowling Green, Hampton, UT-Chattanooga, Louisville, Maine, South Carolina, and St. Peter's.
Campus games lead to the main event Nov. 27 in Springfield, Mass.
Lafayette will play UTC on Nov. 19.
http://www.gomocs.com/news/2016/6...mith-hall-of-fame-tournament.aspx
NewXbo

So we are going to get 4 exhibition games prior to the start of the regular season.  Three in 3 days at Louisville and 1 six days later at the Mass Mutual Center. All 4  are exempt.
Bogus Megapardus

NewXbo wrote:
So we are going to get 4 exhibition games prior to the start of the regular season.  Three in 3 days at Louisville and 1 six days later at the Mass Mutual Center. All 4  are exempt.


I didn't read in the article that these are exhibition games, actually.  I don't really know the rules, either - other than that you have to get NCAA permission to hold a tournament of any sort other than a conference tournament and the 64.  Other pre-season tip-off tourneys like the Great Alaskan Shootout usually count, don't they?  What do they mean by "exempt?"
bethlehempard

The rules have changed some but .. I think .. the exempt part means as many as four games in such a tournament count as only one regular-season game against the 29-game limit.
The games count. These are real games.
bison137

NewXbo wrote:
So we are going to get 4 exhibition games prior to the start of the regular season.  Three in 3 days at Louisville and 1 six days later at the Mass Mutual Center. All 4  are exempt.



All  of these are regular season games.    Exempt tournaments go back to a rule change over a decade ago, where multi-team events played within a week effectively count as only two games on the schedule.   Thus if you have a 4-game MTE, your team can play 31 games instead of the normal 29.
Bogus Megapardus

Thanks, fellas, for clearing that up.

One more thing - since it's round robin and not elimination, does that make a difference under the NCAA rules?  Can you have a pre-season (or in-season) elimination tourney?  I don't know even where to look for that one.  Embarassed
bison137

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Thanks, fellas, for clearing that up.

One more thing - since it's round robin and not elimination, does that make a difference under the NCAA rules?  Can you have a pre-season (or in-season) elimination tourney?  I don't know even where to look for that one.  Embarassed



Yes, there are some elimination tournaments - usually just 8 teams.    The four winners advance to the right side of the bracket and each play two more games, with a championship game between the two teams that won their first two games plus a consolation game.   The four losers move to the left side of the bracket and also play two more games.   No team would be interested in a tournament where the loser was immediately eliminated from further play since it would defeat the purpose of being in a MTE.
Bogus Megapardus

bison137 wrote:
No team would be interested in a tournament where the loser was immediately eliminated from further play since it would defeat the purpose of being in a MTE.

That makes sense.

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