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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2018, 08:16:45 PM »

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That Nevada comeback was something.

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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2018, 08:52:19 PM »

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Something has been gnawing at me since watching an early Purdue game in the tourney. Why isn't Isaac Haas at least on the radar of some draft sites? 7'2 senior who weighs 290 and plays above the rim with ease. Granted I haven't found much tape on him, but is his mobility so bad that with all of his physical tools and aggression he couldn't play off the bench for a team?

If someone knows more please enlighten me.
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #62 on: March 18, 2018, 09:13:30 PM »

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UNC getting blown out right now by Texas A&M.

Hopefully this holds.  The only thing better than UNC loss is a Duke win!

I celebrate Duke's elimination every year too.  Bummer that UNC was bounced early, it's been a wonky first weekend.  But I am still grateful for last year.  And admittedly jealous of your freshman class next year.  Good luck the rest of the way.
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2018, 10:41:47 PM »

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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #64 on: March 18, 2018, 11:09:46 PM »

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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2018, 07:54:22 PM »

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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2018, 07:59:08 PM »

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Loyola Chicago!
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2018, 08:00:22 PM »

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Loyola Chicago!

Other than maybe George Mason, I'm not sure there has ever been a more unlikely Final Four team.

Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2018, 08:37:54 PM »

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Loyola playing great team defense and outstanding at spreading the floor on offense.  Every guy on their team is moving without the ball.  All 4 guys other than their center is a threat to hit a 3 or to drive it to the bucket.  Looks like we should stop calling them an underdog and just call them a great team.

Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2018, 11:19:04 PM »

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These Wolverines are a lot of fun to watch : Tough, high-skilled, and emotional leader in Wagner; a beast in Matthews; a steady presence in Simpson; and lights out shooters everywhere. 

I've watched very little of the tourney this year, but it's hard to imagine a better team that's left.  They look championship caliber.
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2018, 11:33:46 PM »

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These Wolverines are a lot of fun to watch : Tough, high-skilled, and emotional leader in Wagner; a beast in Matthews; a steady presence in Simpson; and lights out shooters everywhere. 

I've watched very little of the tourney this year, but it's hard to imagine a better team that's left.  They look championship caliber.
You just can't admit how good Duke is...lol.

Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2018, 11:47:35 PM »

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These Wolverines are a lot of fun to watch : Tough, high-skilled, and emotional leader in Wagner; a beast in Matthews; a steady presence in Simpson; and lights out shooters everywhere. 

I've watched very little of the tourney this year, but it's hard to imagine a better team that's left.  They look championship caliber.
You just can't admit how good Duke is...lol.

Well, I'd rather not... lol.  They are young, but I'm sure they're right in the mix.  I've seen all 5 of their starters projected to be 1st round picks this year..  And their incoming class is so good it's probably worth finding a new hobby. 
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #72 on: March 25, 2018, 12:00:56 AM »

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These Wolverines are a lot of fun to watch : Tough, high-skilled, and emotional leader in Wagner; a beast in Matthews; a steady presence in Simpson; and lights out shooters everywhere. 

I've watched very little of the tourney this year, but it's hard to imagine a better team that's left.  They look championship caliber.
You just can't admit how good Duke is...lol.

Well, I'd rather not... lol.  They are young, but I'm sure they're right in the mix.  I've seen all 5 of their starters projected to be 1st round picks this year..  And their incoming class is so good it's probably worth finding a new hobby. 

It's not every day I give out compliments to anything, or anyone, associated with UNC...I friggen' hate the Tarheels.

But...

Despite being at an obvious recruiting disadvantage (because despite Roy Williams possibly being one of the top 5 coaches of all-time, when the game's biggest name and most respected figure is right in your backyard - that's definitely a disadvantage), UNC somehow still seems to be a top team most years and has won more than their fair share of titles recently.

It's a huge feather in Roy Williams' cap to be able to continue to accomplish what he has.

Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #73 on: March 25, 2018, 01:09:55 AM »

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These Wolverines are a lot of fun to watch : Tough, high-skilled, and emotional leader in Wagner; a beast in Matthews; a steady presence in Simpson; and lights out shooters everywhere. 

I've watched very little of the tourney this year, but it's hard to imagine a better team that's left.  They look championship caliber.
You just can't admit how good Duke is...lol.

Well, I'd rather not... lol.  They are young, but I'm sure they're right in the mix.  I've seen all 5 of their starters projected to be 1st round picks this year..  And their incoming class is so good it's probably worth finding a new hobby. 

It's not every day I give out compliments to anything, or anyone, associated with UNC...I friggen' hate the Tarheels.

But...

Despite being at an obvious recruiting disadvantage (because despite Roy Williams possibly being one of the top 5 coaches of all-time, when the game's biggest name and most respected figure is right in your backyard - that's definitely a disadvantage), UNC somehow still seems to be a top team most years and has won more than their fair share of titles recently.

It's a huge feather in Roy Williams' cap to be able to continue to accomplish what he has.
I actually have friends in the college athletic business and from what they tell me, Coack K and Williams are upstanding guys and run pretty clean programs, or at least try to. You can be the cleanest coach but if boosters at the school are dirty, sometimes there is little you can do. I get this because my best friend was at the University of Maryland for years as a SID and got to know these guys.

Sadly, from info I get, Calipari, Sean Miller,  are definitely dirty and some other guys you might have thought were clean are filthy. Think Big 12 and Big 10.

Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #74 on: March 25, 2018, 05:21:09 AM »

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These Wolverines are a lot of fun to watch : Tough, high-skilled, and emotional leader in Wagner; a beast in Matthews; a steady presence in Simpson; and lights out shooters everywhere. 

I've watched very little of the tourney this year, but it's hard to imagine a better team that's left.  They look championship caliber.
You just can't admit how good Duke is...lol.

Well, I'd rather not... lol.  They are young, but I'm sure they're right in the mix.  I've seen all 5 of their starters projected to be 1st round picks this year..  And their incoming class is so good it's probably worth finding a new hobby. 

It's not every day I give out compliments to anything, or anyone, associated with UNC...I friggen' hate the Tarheels.

But...

Despite being at an obvious recruiting disadvantage (because despite Roy Williams possibly being one of the top 5 coaches of all-time, when the game's biggest name and most respected figure is right in your backyard - that's definitely a disadvantage), UNC somehow still seems to be a top team most years and has won more than their fair share of titles recently.

It's a huge feather in Roy Williams' cap to be able to continue to accomplish what he has.
I actually have friends in the college athletic business and from what they tell me, Coack K and Williams are upstanding guys and run pretty clean programs, or at least try to. You can be the cleanest coach but if boosters at the school are dirty, sometimes there is little you can do. I get this because my best friend was at the University of Maryland for years as a SID and got to know these guys.

Sadly, from info I get, Calipari, Sean Miller,  are definitely dirty and some other guys you might have thought were clean are filthy. Think Big 12 and Big 10.
Do tell.

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