One good benefit of the NLR Game...

The NCAA now counts it as a neutral site game for us. In past years they’ve counted as a home game.

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball … etball-rpi
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket … _/teamId/8
https://www.cbssports.com/collegebasket … razorbacks

For the last few years NLR has been listed as a neutral site. We were 5-2 in neutral games last year: Texass in Houston, Sam Houston in NLR, Ole Miss, Vandy and Kentucky (L) in the SECT, Seton Hall and UNC (L) in the NCAAT. Year before that, 0-4, including the NLR loss to Mercer, the two losses in the Brooklyn tournament, and one-and-done in Nashville. In 2014-15, 4-2 included the NLR win over SEMO. It was also counted as a neutral in 13-14 when we beat South Alabama in Verizon. Not gonna go back any further, other than to confirm this isn’t a new development.

Florida also benefited from that last year, when they didn’t have any games in Gainesville until almost Christmas while they finished the renovations of what is now called Exactech Arena. They played games all over Florida for a month and those were all listed as neutral games, and even a road game (which was indeed a road game, at Tallahassee vs. Free Shoes). So their neutral site record last season was 10-4, compared to 9-1 in Gainesville.