NCAA Tournament Thread

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  • Mon, Mar 25, 2019 12:02 AM
    posted by gut

    With the exception of Oregon (who totally belongs in the Sweet 16), it's all top seeds.  OK, technically Auburn was a #5 seed, but not sure I can remember a year this chalk.

    First since 2009 I think I read where the top 12 (1-3 seeds) all made it to the second weekend. That seems crazy to me, but when you stop and think about it, makes sense. Honestly, Auburn and Kansas should've been flipped on the seed line once Vick left and Azubuike was ruled out for the year. 

    Oregon is the only team who doesnt belong. But we can thank Kansas State for that. 

     

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 12:14 AM
    posted by Laley23

    First since 2009 I think I read where the top 12 (1-3 seeds) all made it to the second weekend. That seems crazy to me, but when you stop and think about it, makes sense.

    It does make sense.  Although, to be fair.....Duke should have lost.  UT should have been a footnote of a historic meltdown. And Maryland almost took out LSU.

    So that would make it look more like a typical year, but then every year has near-misses....and there were no other near misses.

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 7:37 AM
    posted by wildcats20

    Barrett with the 2 hand shove in the back to get that “offensive rebound” on the FT. Trash officiating. Right after Zion plowed through this defender. 

    this...remember 'Jordan Rules'? Coach K Rules...and it sucks for their opponents

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 7:38 AM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    Disagree.  I saw no "2 hand shove."  And I am not a Duke fan.  

    then you either weren't watching or too drunk to see it--watch the replay

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 8:08 AM

    Sweet 16 Matchups.....best? Most likely to be a blowout?

    I will guess that one of the FSU/LSU/Texas Tech goes ice cold and gets beat pretty handily.

    I’ll guess Michigan thrashes Texas Tech if you had to pick one but could see all 8 games being right and really could see about every team winning.

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 10:05 AM
    posted by vball10set

    then you either weren't watching or too drunk to see it--watch the replay

    I've watched the replay several times, actually.

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 10:57 AM
    posted by Ironman92

    Sweet 16 Matchups.....best? Most likely to be a blowout?

    I will guess that one of the FSU/LSU/Texas Tech goes ice cold and gets beat pretty handily.

    I’ll guess Michigan thrashes Texas Tech if you had to pick one but could see all 8 games being right and really could see about every team winning.

    Texas Tech is the best defensive team in the country. Unlikely they get blown out by anyone. But I do think they lose.

    I’ll go:

    • Virginia and Gonzaga handily. 8-14 but never in doubt
    • UNC - Auburn into the 90s, and incredibly pleasing to watch. But UNC by 7 after blowing a 13 point lead under to go
    • Michigan and TT in a low scoring slugfest. Michigan prevails 
    • Houston and Kentucky will be decided on last shot of game. I’ll go Houston in the best game of the tournament this far
    • Virginia Tech pulls the upset with Justin Robinson 
    • Michigan State steadily breaks down an undisciplined LSU in the 2nd half. Win by 8.
    • Tennessee scores to much and Edwards has a bad night shooting for Purdue to win, butbthey keep hanging around when it looks like it’s over. 68-63

     

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 11:42 AM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    I've watched the replay several times, actually.

    actually, you only need to watch it once, so not really sure what you're looking at

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 12:37 PM
    posted by vball10set

    actually, you only need to watch it once, so not really sure what you're looking at

    I've seen every angle.  I am telling you that my opinion is that it did not warrant a foul call.  Your opinion is that it did.  This is based on any angle you want to look at.  I'm not really arguing, as I've made up my mind, and you have made up yours.  I think it will all be OK. 

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 12:56 PM

    Bottom line...if either one of the UCF players actually boxes out, they win. 

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 1:31 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Bottom line...if either one of the UCF players actually boxes out, they win. 

    yup--and IF they don't miss the dunk to make it a 6 point game...

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 1:32 PM
    posted by vball10set

    yup--and IF they don't miss the dunk to make it a 6 point game...

    That was big. Especially cause Reddish got the open 3 and buried it. Game over, imo, if they convert that.

     

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 10:01 PM
    posted by vball10set

    actually, you only need to watch it once, so not really sure what you're looking at

    My initial thought was yes, it was a foul.

    Anyone go to the games in Columbus? We went Friday night.  Crowd slowly got more into it for Iona but we all knew what would happen!

    Iona came out with less than three minutes left at halfime and only a couple of guys bothered to take shots, and then they came out ice cold

    Still believe Duke wins

    Tue, Mar 26, 2019 4:08 AM
    posted by thavoice

    My initial thought was yes, it was a foul.

    Anyone go to the games in Columbus? We went Friday night.  Crowd slowly got more into it for Iona but we all knew what would happen!

    Iona came out with less than three minutes left at halfime and only a couple of guys bothered to take shots, and then they came out ice cold

    Still believe Duke wins

    I was there Friday night. It was nice to see a decent amount of Carolina blue. 

    Thu, Mar 28, 2019 9:29 PM

    Dang Purdue...missed that layup

     

    Edit...holy fuck

    Thu, Mar 28, 2019 9:30 PM

    Please go OT

    Thu, Mar 28, 2019 9:31 PM

    This is a crazy good game

    Thu, Mar 28, 2019 9:38 PM

    Wow wtf Rick Barnes you moron, there’s 1.7 seconds left

    Thu, Mar 28, 2019 9:39 PM

    that was a stupid idea Tennessee had at the end of regulation. 

    Thu, Mar 28, 2019 9:39 PM

    Why not try freeze him with 1.7?

    Dumb

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