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March Madness 2018

Postby 89Hen » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:44 pm

My God does Maryland suck. Not that they were going anywhere, but yet another close loss. Their 8th loss this season with a one possession game with under a minute to go. :ohno:
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby CID1990 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:17 pm

89Hen wrote:My God does Maryland suck. Not that they were going anywhere, but yet another close loss. Their 8th loss this season with a one possession game with under a minute to go. :ohno:


I didn't realize the Terps had any basketball fans left after Lefty left


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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby dal4018 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:39 pm

They have not been anything since Gary Williams left and they won the '03 NCAA crown led by Juan Dixon.

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby kalm » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:12 am

Goeags!

(The Zags can win a few too)
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Rob Iola » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:05 am

Congrats to Louisville for that yuge win over #1 UVA!!!

I turned it off with less than a second left - did anyone catch the final score?
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Grizalltheway » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:21 pm

kalm wrote:Goeags!

(The Zags can win a few too)

Lol

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby kalm » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:40 pm

Grizalltheway wrote:
kalm wrote:Goeags!

(The Zags can win a few too)

Lol


1-0. :coffee:

(Just UI is on the other side of the bracket.)
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Grizalltheway » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:58 pm

kalm wrote:
Grizalltheway wrote:Lol


1-0. :coffee:

(Just UI is on the other side of the bracket.)

This isn't football. You ain't beating us twice in the same year. 8-)

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby 89Hen » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:56 am

CID1990 wrote:
89Hen wrote:My God does Maryland suck. Not that they were going anywhere, but yet another close loss. Their 8th loss this season with a one possession game with under a minute to go. :ohno:


I didn't realize the Terps had any basketball fans left after Lefty left

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby AshevilleApp » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:29 pm

Michigan looks to be a tough out in the NCAA's. In the semifinal Big 10 win over MSU, their top 5 scorers had 15,15,15,13 and 12 points. Good defensive team lately as well.

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby ASUG8 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:50 pm

My teams App and Wake COLLECTIVELY have less than 25 wins this season. :ohno:

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby bonarae » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:12 am

Harvard is the #1 seed in the second-ever Ivy Madness courtesy of a complicated tiebreaker scenario: they split the series with the Quackers (#2 seed) but swept Yale (#3 seed). Cornell is the #4 seed after both Columbia and Princeton lost and we face them on Saturday.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby dal4018 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:26 am

Rob Iola wrote:Congrats to Louisville for that yuge win over #1 UVA!!!

I turned it off with less than a second left - did anyone catch the final score?

67-66 a 3 point shot did the Cavs in!!!! UVA they depend on defense to get them over the hump they are one of the worst offensive teams in D1.

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby AshevilleApp » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:36 am

dal4018 wrote:
Rob Iola wrote:Congrats to Louisville for that yuge win over #1 UVA!!!

I turned it off with less than a second left - did anyone catch the final score?

67-66 a 3 point shot did the Cavs in!!!! UVA they depend on defense to get them over the hump they are one of the worst offensive teams in D1.


Umm, Virginia won that game 67-66. :?

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby dal4018 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:36 pm

AshevilleApp wrote:
dal4018 wrote:67-66 a 3 point shot did the Cavs in!!!! UVA they depend on defense to get them over the hump they are one of the worst offensive teams in D1.


Umm, Virginia won that game 67-66. :?

Yes they did again 3 point shot did Cards in!!!!UVA will not make it to Final 4 with TURTLE STYLE OFFENSE better pick it up or they could be 1st round exit!!!!!

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby AshevilleApp » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:45 pm

dal4018 wrote:
AshevilleApp wrote:
Umm, Virginia won that game 67-66. :?

Yes they did again 3 point shot did Cards in!!!!UVA will not make it to Final 4 with TURTLE STYLE OFFENSE better pick it up or they could be 1st round exit!!!!!


I agree they likely won't make the Final 4, but they should make a decent showing in the tournament. I do think that Tony Bennett is one of the best coaches in the country though. Virginia should do everything they can to keep him around for a while. And if he can compete with the Duke's, UNC's, UK's, etc, for some of the top recruits, they may finally land a Championship one year.

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby GannonFan » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:13 am

AshevilleApp wrote:
dal4018 wrote:Yes they did again 3 point shot did Cards in!!!!UVA will not make it to Final 4 with TURTLE STYLE OFFENSE better pick it up or they could be 1st round exit!!!!!


I agree they likely won't make the Final 4, but they should make a decent showing in the tournament. I do think that Tony Bennett is one of the best coaches in the country though. Virginia should do everything they can to keep him around for a while. And if he can compete with the Duke's, UNC's, UK's, etc, for some of the top recruits, they may finally land a Championship one year.


This is one of UVA's best offensive teams ever, while remaining the best defensive team in the nation. Per kenpom, UVA is 39th in offensive efficiency (and 1st in defensive efficiency). That's historically a nice place to be to be a contender to make the Final Four. I wouldn't want to play UVA in the tournament, and they're probably the only team I'd say that about.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby Pwns » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:09 pm

Your final 4 will be Duke, Villanova, Michigan State, and some wild card that won't be Virginia.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby GannonFan » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:48 pm

Pwns wrote:Your final 4 will be Duke, Villanova, Michigan State, and some wild card that won't be Virginia.


Duke's been quietly good this year. They are 2nd and 10th in the nation for offense and defense respectively, per kenpom, and have done it against the 6th best schedule in the nation (pretty decent non conference schedule ranked at #47). If they win the ACC tourney they're a lock for the #1 seed in the East (actually maybe the South - South regional is in Atlanta this year, East is in Boston - they may think Atlanta is a better place to be). Only Michigan St is close to them in terms of both highly ranked D and O - Michigan St is 11th and 9th for offense and defense.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby 89Hen » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:52 pm

Teams in the field...

OVC: Murray State
Big South: Radford
MVC: Loyola-Chicago
Atlantic Sun: Lispcomb
Big10: Michigan
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby dbackjon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:06 pm

That's Lipscomb. First Dance for the Bisons.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby AshevilleApp » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:08 am

89Hen wrote:Teams in the field...

OVC: Murray State
Big South: Radford
MVC: Loyola-Chicago
Atlantic Sun: Lispcomb
Big10: Michigan


SoCon: UNC-Greensboro

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby kalm » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:17 am

GannonFan wrote:
AshevilleApp wrote:
I agree they likely won't make the Final 4, but they should make a decent showing in the tournament. I do think that Tony Bennett is one of the best coaches in the country though. Virginia should do everything they can to keep him around for a while. And if he can compete with the Duke's, UNC's, UK's, etc, for some of the top recruits, they may finally land a Championship one year.


This is one of UVA's best offensive teams ever, while remaining the best defensive team in the nation. Per kenpom, UVA is 39th in offensive efficiency (and 1st in defensive efficiency). That's historically a nice place to be to be a contender to make the Final Four. I wouldn't want to play UVA in the tournament, and they're probably the only team I'd say that about.


:nod: I watched Bennett's teams when he was at WAZZU and they couldn't seem to get over the offensive hurdle but the job he did in Pullman with was impressive with back to back 26 win seasons, a 3 seed, and trip to the Sweet 16.

This year's team does appear to have enough offense to contend for a title. I think they're a good bet for the at least the final four.
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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby AshevilleApp » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:03 pm

kalm wrote:
GannonFan wrote:
This is one of UVA's best offensive teams ever, while remaining the best defensive team in the nation. Per kenpom, UVA is 39th in offensive efficiency (and 1st in defensive efficiency). That's historically a nice place to be to be a contender to make the Final Four. I wouldn't want to play UVA in the tournament, and they're probably the only team I'd say that about.


:nod: I watched Bennett's teams when he was at WAZZU and they couldn't seem to get over the offensive hurdle but the job he did in Pullman with was impressive with back to back 26 win seasons, a 3 seed, and trip to the Sweet 16.

This year's team does appear to have enough offense to contend for a title. I think they're a good bet for the at least the final four.


Methinks you are wrong on the final four. We'll know soon enough.

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Re: March Madness 2018

Postby 89Hen » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:14 pm

Keep in mind that this UVA team was picked to finish 6th in the ACC this year.
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