Arizona upset remembrance day

Updated on March 25, 2017 in Other
20 on March 18, 2017

We’ll get back to the tourney, someday.

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0 on March 18, 2017

Way too long of a tourney absence, but always a fond memory… maybe next time SCU makes the tourney the kids can hit their free throws to seal the win.

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Was curious to where Santa Clara stands in terms of NCAA tournament droughts..…according to this table from Wikipedia, Santa Clara has the 17th longest active NCAA drought. Pretty embarrassing.  LMU has the longest in the WCC at 26 years. I believe Portland is also at 20 years but not included in the table. USF is at 18 years. Is there a silver lining? perhaps…Gonzaga had a 27 year drought at one time and St. Mary’s had a 30 year drought. 

 

Tournament droughts[edit]

List of schools with the longest time between NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament appearances:

School Appearance Next Appearance Years
Harvard 1946 2012 66 years
Dartmouth 1959 58 years and counting
Yale 1962 2016 54 years
Tennessee Tech 1963 54 years and counting
Bowling Green 1968 48 years and counting
Columbia 1968 48 years and counting
Stanford 1942 1989 47 years
Brown 1939 1986 47 years (also 30 years and counting from 1986 to present)
Wisconsin 1947 1994 47 years
Seattle 1969 47 years and counting (not in Division I for 29 of those years)
Rice 1970 46 years and counting
Iowa State 1944 1985 41 years
Duquesne 1977 39 years and counting
VMI 1977 39 years and counting
Washington State 1941 1980 39 years
Baylor 1950 1988 38 years
Drake 1971 2008 37 years
Portland 1959 1996 37 years (also 20 years and counting from 1996 to present)
Toledo 1980 36 years and counting
Georgetown 1943 1975 32 years
Loyola Chicago 1985 31 years and counting
Massachusetts 1962 1992 30 years
California 1960 1990 30 years
Cal State Fullerton 1978 2008 30 years
Saint Mary’s 1959 1989 30 years
Mercer 1985 2014 29 years
Marist 1987 29 years and counting
Marshall 1987 29 years and counting
Mississippi State 1963 1991 28 years
Gonzaga 1967 1994 27 years
Loyola Marymount 1990 26 years and counting
Oregon State 1990 2016 26 years
Georgia Tech 1960 1985 25 years
LSU 1954 1979 25 years
Rutgers 1991 25 years and counting
Fordham 1992 24 years and counting
Northeastern 1991 2015 24 years
East Carolina 1993 23 years and counting
Hawaii 1972 1994 22 years
Southern Methodist 1993 2015 22 years
East Carolina 1972 1993 21 years
Baylor 1988 2008 20 years
Cornell 1988 2008 20 years
Green Bay 1996 2016 20 years
Santa Clara 1996 20 years and counting
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0 on March 18, 2017

After looking a little further…Santa Clara is currently tied for 21st longest without having been in the NCAA tournament. Army, Citadel, St.Francis Brooklyn, and William & Mary have never made the tournament…so there is no “drought” between appearances. And Portland is in the table…TWICE…37 year drought…an appearance in 1996…and then another 21 years without. Poor Reveno.

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0 on March 18, 2017

Didn’t research but I suspect there’s a whole slew of schools, especially those newer to D1 ranks who have never been to the tourney not listed above. Schools like Sac St., UC Riveraide, S. Utah, UT Rio Grand, maybe Denver….just to name a few. Might be off on a few of those, but imagine there are many others.
Not trying to sugar coat our drought…no question it has been too long.

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3 on March 20, 2017

Off the topic! Any news on Scu players leaving the program and new players joining?

on March 20, 2017

Check out Verbal Commits which is linked on the main page, I believe. Three recruits coming in, plus supposedly Henry Caruso as a grad xfer, though that has yet to be confirmed. That would mean one person aside from Jared, Nate, and Matt would have to give up a scholarship.

Plus, Julian Roche will be done with his redshirt next year, so that will be another new face on the court.

on March 20, 2017

Our usual Inside knowledge-types might have an idea on who might be leaving. Alas, I do not, and hate speculating on these sorts of things.

on March 20, 2017

From convos with the coaches, spring is when most of the transfers & roster shakeups happen.  Without naming “names,” not hard to see a few current roster/scholarship counters making a change.  

That makes room for Caruso (no comment) and a few others.  Coaches are dialed with incoming options if the above happens.  Either another grad transfer + a regular transfer would be some nice adds.  

More on that next week in my season recap on The Bucking Bronco Blog.

 

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1 on March 20, 2017

tracking grad transfers seems like a lot of work, just about every team is losing somebody.

This may be an unpopular opinion but I like the grad transfer rule. If you play 4 years (or play 3 years and a RS) as a student-athlete, you should have the right to go to anywhere school you want to. I’ve seen a lot on twitter about how grad transfers are ripping apart mid-majors and I think its just baloney.

on March 20, 2017

Agreed. And not everyone who graduates early wants to leave (see Marc Trasolini, Nate Kratch) or leaves for very good academic reasons (Julian Clarke). Power-5 schools poaching talented mid-major players is a much greater problem and the 1-and-done dynamic, I think, is more destructive even than that.

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0 on March 21, 2017

Don’t think you will see much movement until the entire season is over and once you know who is leaving for the draft early or not……

 

This would give a better picture of the spots that will actually be available for the movement to start happening.

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2 on March 21, 2017

I don’t think any potential grad transfers who believe they are ready for the draft would come to SCU (at least currently) if that’s what you are alluding to.  If you are alluding to someone from SCU entering the draft early, tell him No… just not ready.  If he’s thinking of using at as a workout/sneak-peek at the league (without an agent), tell him no again.  Once those guys get a look at you they tend to form their opinion and not change.  I don’t think it would be a wise move.  I know you have his best interest at heart, but don’t speed up the clock on this.

on March 21, 2017

I don’t think that is what he means. I think he means that until the true stars from power schools decide, then we won’t really know where possible transfers will land. For example, if Kentucky loses a lot of players to the draft, then they may try to backfill with transfers, which could include grad transfers.

on March 22, 2017

@bettererbronco unsure where the comments of ‘I have his best interest at heart’ comes from… as I wasn’t speaking about anyone from SCU going anywhere or doing anything…..

Buckets seems to understand exactly point which is letting everything settle and then moves will happen…. it’s common sense….

And for the record…. just because I’m familiar with some of the players doesn’t mean I’d come here and tell everyone their plans…. I thought all of this left when noob was banned…. you continue to think you know me but the several times I’ve been in the building be it at SCU, SMC or Vegas no one has come up and spoke to me…. When you see me, since you know me, tap my shoulder and say I told you I knew who you were…. I’ve already told you who I am and provided my name…. I’m not hard to find at all…..

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2 on March 22, 2017

I have another ? For anyone on here to answer. Jared brownridge is one of three broncos to earn all wcc first team for 3 years. Who are the other two players? Just curious. Thanks

on March 23, 2017

Don’t have the answer but I’ll go Kevin foster and Steve Nash. Or is John Bryant in the mix?

on March 25, 2017

This is a Nashty question.

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2 on March 24, 2017

Incoming freshmen class expected to start immediately?

on March 25, 2017

I could see a freshman starting at the 4, either Vrankic or Roche. I don’t think the guards starting over Hauser, Feagin, and Jarvis/Caruso (?) will happen, but they will help immensely with depth if they get quickly up to speed with the college game.

on March 25, 2017

*Based on absolutely nothing* On the one hand, Matt Turner is probably more college ready because he plays in such a tough league in new Jersey but on the other Shaq Walters is 6-6 with some nice athleticism. I do think Walters is going to take at least a little time to adjust to a new country and level of basketball. I also have no idea what Roche or Douglas offer this team but Caruso is probably the first guy off the bench if not starting.

 

I imagine next years 5 to be: Caruso should be legit (he was All-Ivy League last year), so its Hauser Feagin Jarvis, Caruso, Big E. With Turner and Vrankic getting the most looks from the freshman class.

 

 

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