Now that we are a little over a week into the season how is everybody thinking the BCT is going to look this year?
It might be a little too early to try for the entire bracket but I think the top 4 seeds, and in no particular order right now would be Dexter, Kennett, Malden and Bernie. Regardless of record Kennett and Dexters SOS is toughest in the field, and the teams they play prior to the seed meeting would beat anybody else in the tournamentand always get them both ready for the BCT. Malden held its own against a good Advance squad and seemed to beat SCC quite easily for 3rd at the OIT. Bernie beat Neelyville pretty good after Neelyville upset a state ranked Risco squad in the Bernie invitational. Also, Hayti and East Prairie might round out the top 6 spot before the seed meeting. East prairie has a nice win over NMCC. Hayti seems to play well at the BCT and are a defending district champion but Iím not sure what they lost to graduation.
Wish Saxony was still in this event with the local teams. Carbondale has great competition but itís not as fun as playing against these teams.
Semolian I agree Dexter will be head and shoulders above everyone else. Kennett might be closer to everyone else than they are to Dexter this year. Neelyville was without their two best players against Bernie, one of which put up 26 on Risco, so read into that what you will. Bernie is still really solid, though.
Thanks for the info Floor Slapper. I didnít know that about Neelyville just trying to base my projection mostly off of wins/schedules. JSTT-I think your team belongs in a bigger tournament like Carbondaleís. It seems to suit them and get them prepared better for districts then the BCT would. But it would be fun to watch SL in action.
This is Dexterís tournament to lose. They should win the championship game by 10-15 points.
I wouldn't count EP out.
Personally hoping for a Bernie vs Dexter championship game. I love seeing two rivals go at it with everything on the line
After last night seeing Dexter beat Charleston pretty easy to see who will be the #1 seed and the favorite. Bernie is solid as is Malden, EP beat New Madrid by 30 last week and New Madrid beat Kennet last night. Havnt seen much of Hayti yet. Always an exciting tournament
Don't count out East Prairie..I was impressed with them.
Hayti is solid. Well coached, and athletic. I believe there are some really good teams in the tournament this year and will have some great match ups as the tournament progresses.
Does anyone know why Portageville dropped out of the BCT?
I see where Portageville is playing in the clarkton tournament that runs thru December 15th.
Dexter's victory over Charleston was "hardly easy!"
Portagevulle played in both the Clarkton and Bloomfield Christmas tournaments last year . I'd assume they will do the same this year.
Portageville will be in the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament this year. If they play together, as they are capable, they could surprise a lot of folks.
Semo7178, I think baseballfan4 meant itís easy to see who is the favorite after Dexters victory over Charleston.
Proper punctuation can straighten out the meaning of that sentence....lol
semolian, I can see where you could be correct about what BaseballFan4 meant.
Is the seed meeting tomorrow?
Doniphan will be tough. I can see them, Dexter, or Hayti winning it.
7 East Prairie
Just my predictions. Think Dexter is gotta be the favorite to win it but I see Bernie matching up against them well and could give them a game .
Just my predictions
How is East Prairie the 7??? They just beat another team by 90+ points. Doesnít that show how dominant they are? Gotta be a 1 or 2 seed after that kind of performance!
I honestly think Kennet is not a 4. EP throttled New Madrid by 30 and New Madrid beat Kennet by 20 the next week so I canít see them being a 4. Itís Dexter then I think itís about anybodyís guess and wide open from the #2 on.
Chaffee beat EP.
East Prairie beat North Pem by 90 but then again so did Delta C7 . East Prairie does have a good team. It wouldn't surprise me if any of the above mentioned teams won this tournament.
Going to be an interesting tournament. East Prairie and Puxico can score a lot of points. Doniphan's Barton just hit 51 in a game. Can be fun to watch if one of these teams gets hot. Probably Dexter's tournament to lose, but they won't be prohibitive favorites. Kennett is probably a six seed. Always a great four days of basketball.
With all due respect, Puxico is 2-4 and has lost to Van Buren and Naylor. I donít want to hear anything about them in regards to being a potential threat in this tourney. Not hating by any means, just saying they havenít showed me anything this year. Will probably be an 11 seed and maybe even ďtwo and outĒ for the tourney if they donít get it together.
Never said Puxico was a potential threat in the tourney. Said they scored a lot of points and would be entertaining. Look them to play at least three games.
Malden has the most talented team they have had in several years and a lot of the boys are just starting to get out of football and in to basketball shape.i think Malden,Bernie Hayti are 234 in any order.
Anybody know when the seed meeting takes place?
I donít see a clear favorite. In fact, I could see any of the following teams win the tournament.
Chaffee did beat Ep. But Chaffee is a solid team at 5-1 and has been whooping a lot of teams. Ep has some quality wins and should be in top tier of this tournament. Teams like Bloomfield and puxico donít have the quality wins ep does.
I know south Pemiscot is undefeated but they beat nmcc by one and ep throttled nmcc.
Plus Bloomfield barely beat Gideon and Gideon is struggling.
And no way Kennett is over Ep. Nmcc killed Kennett and ep killed nmcc.
Ep should be no lower than 5 seed
I know Neelyville had a good Bernie tournament and beat some teams that are in this Christmas tournament but they only beat Clarkton by a hand full and Clarkton is awful.
It is going to be interesting to see where everyone ends up.
Scores indicate East Prairie is for real. Doniphan lost to Hayti and Caruthersville at the Gideon tournament but still were in it down to the final seconds. Should be one of the most competitive BCT's ever.
You can't compare scores against common opponent's. It's all about matchups. Some teams matchup better against some than others. Let's see what EP does when they play a good team. Quality of opponents is taken in consideration when seeding I'm sure. I'm that case, Dexter should have the 1 seed locked down. Prolly played one of the toughest schedules in SEMO up to this point. I think personally it will be Hayti, Dexter, or Doniphan who wins it but as we all know, anything can happen.
EP has already played 3 good teams? Beat NMCC and P-ville by 20. And Chaffee is a good 5-1 team and has some potential this year.
This could very easily be one of those years where the seeds don't hold up. Dexter is going to be the most battle tested, by far and would be a safe prediction to make the final four. After that, there is not any team seeded 2-5 that you could say is a safe prediction. Hayti, Doniphan, Bernie, East Prairie, Malden and Portageville are a wash.
I watched the Portageville/Gideon game on YHCTV. I take that back. Pville is a very athletic team. I think if they can improve just a little, they'll be a handful for anyone.
Of course you can compare teams against common opponents. Thatís common sense. Itís not an exact science but it will hold true more so than matchups.
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