Hoping for tails
@SOURaiders @ADurand25 @souwbb
Today, beginning at 1 at Ashland High School, the SOU women’s basketball team will play for their second consecutive Cascade Conference championship. Last year they won the conference outright. They must win today to become co-champions with Eastern Oregon University.
Should the Raiders and EOU finish with identical conference records (and Massey says there is a 96% chance they will), a coin flip will determine a couple things. Heads gets the “winner” an automatic seat at the national tournament. However, should they “lose” the coin flip, the result is even better. They will become the #1 seed in the conference tournament. Since SOU is already a near lock for the national tournament, they should be hoping to lose the coin flip. That will likely give them more home games in the conference tournament, which may lead to more victories (they haven’t lost at home in years), and possibly a higher seed at the national tournament.