Show me where I have EVER said there were NOT 68 teams in the tourney.
Show me where I have EVER said LIBERTY was NOT an AUTO team in the tourney.
There is no Field of 64.Now we're getting somewhere. Yes, Liberty has to play an extra game to get to the round of 64. And if I understand things correctly, you and I both think the auto teams should go straight into the round of 64, or in other words the second round.
Poor choice of words. Should have used Round. Sorry
You continue to dodge the VANDY/MS game question. FiguresI guess I must have missed that. What about the Vandy/MS game?
Here you go again. IMPLYING? Show me where I ever said Liberty WAS NOT in the tourney.
We can go around in circles all day long if you want to keep beating that horse cat.
You continue to dodge the VANDY/MS game question. Figures.
Liberty has NOT won their way in. Far from it. False, they did win their way in.
That however is the rub, cat. Liberty DID NOT win their way in. False, they did win their way in.
On one hand they won their conference tourney and earn the AUTO bid, yet that is NOT good enough. They have to go out and do it all over again in a play-in game. There are no "play in" games. There are 68 teams in the tournament, with 8 teams playing in the first round.
Liberty won their conference tourney. Are they part of the 64 team field? Not yet. You certainly are implying here that Liberty is not in the tournament field, but it's not a 64 team field like you seem to be saying, it's 68 - 41 auto bids and 37 at large.
In that post, you sure seem to be claiming that Liberty did not win their way into the tournament and that the tournament is 64 teams. How can I think otherwise when twice you say they did not win their way in, you then say their auto bid is not good enough and then say they're not in the 64 team field, even though it's a 68 team tournament?
Is there something "magical" about having to play an extra round? If that's the case, most teams must not really play in their conference tournaments. Most conferences have at least 10 teams (some 12, 14 or 16). Some teams get byes, and some even get double byes. However, every team that plays in the conference tournament is, by definition, in that conference tournament. Some conferences used to exclude teams at the bottom of the standings to make brackets more even, but I don't think there are any conferences that do that any longer. And Liberty, by virtue of securing the auto bid from its conference, is fully in the NCAA tournament, regardless of whether they have to play in first round or are seeded directly into the second round. The NCAA does not consider the Tuesday/Wednesday games to be "play-in" games, they consider them to be first round games.
As for the Vandy/MS game, somewhere along the line I missed what you asked. I even posted (just a few posts above) that I missed it and essentially requested that you ask your question again so I can give you the answer you so richly deserve.