2019 NCAA Tournament

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  1. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Michigan State or Texas Tech followed by Virginia
     
  2. bwesson15

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  3. knobcreekfan

    knobcreekfan Well-Known Member

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    I think Coach K should be fired. He certainly had the most talented team of all of DI schools. Almost lost in second round at the buzzer. Squeaked through Sweet 16. Got beat in Elite 8. Obviously he lost the team and can no longer be an effective coach.

    Besides, Duke needs to upgrade their arena. Cameron is a rundown, ancient hole in the wall. Imagine the talent they could bring in with a state of the art arena. /s


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  4. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Besides some of his players transfer out after one year,
     
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  5. Red1972

    Red1972 Well-Known Member

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    Back to reality, Bruce Pearl is a cheat and always has been, He is what is wrong with college basketball, his top assistant Chuck Person has been indicted and pled guilty
    to charges involving the shoe scandal. Tom Izzo reportedly covered up sexual assault charges against several of his players. I'm pulling for Virginia and Kyle Guy.
     
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  6. SpartanDawgs

    SpartanDawgs Well-Known Member

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    Obviously I am cheering for Sparty but its nice to see 3 coaches having their first Final Four appearance. Won't be upset if any of those teams win.
     
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  7. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

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    ......or one semester.


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  8. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member

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    Pulling for Texas Tech. Their coach had a great story at one of the pressers over the weekend about being a D2 head coach and they would show up for road games with no budget for food & look for free buffets to feed players. Then they ran into Jim Rome (radio talk show host) somewhere and he gave the coach the key to the suite level of his hotel. He said he & the players all went up to Rome's floor and ate like kings from the exclusive free spread for VIP hotel guests.

    The guy makes $3+ million per year now, but it sounded like he has paid his dues working his way up from the smallest of the small schools. They also interviewed 4-5 players and asked if any were recruited by the blue blood teams they beat so far. None of them were. Most are transfer kids that came together and found unique chemistry on the team (including transfer Tariq Owens from St. John's).
     
  9. BURph92

    BURph92 Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes, I remember Tariq Owens playing at St. John’s. Also remember well Chris Beard’s Little Rock team coming from behind to beat Purdue in the first round of the NCAA tournament a few years ago.


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  10. pjohnsto2003

    pjohnsto2003 Well-Known Member

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  11. BulldogsFTW

    BulldogsFTW Active Member

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    I'm not really one to bash the officials in general, mostly because it usually is just a way to rationalize for poor play, but the officiating in the Big East is a joke. Consistently horrible regardless of the teams playing. I'm not really sure how it can be this bad...
     
  12. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member

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    It might help if these officials would use their good eye?
     
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  13. Sonbog

    Sonbog Active Member

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    I haven't posted for some time, but this is too good. Just between you and me, Mr. Seadog, I met a man a few weeks ago who had never heard of Admiral Nelson. (Just for the record, one of Admiral Nelson's hand picked captains at the Battle of Copenhagen was a certain Captain William Bligh, who is famous for the Mutiny on the Bounty.)
     
  14. jkcdawgs

    jkcdawgs Well-Known Member

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    Lol, are you kidding?
     
  15. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    A huge part of their success is their defense. Butler used to play defense like that. Texas Tech also has a really good point guard and a shot blocker. Without those three things it’s hard to go very far.
     
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  16. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I see @knobcreekfan's reasoning. Clearly K has lost the team. I've heard they're about to have a mass exodus of talent, too.
     
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  17. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Fun watching teams like Lipscomb play like Butler used to play.
     
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  18. knobcreekfan

    knobcreekfan Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely should be fired. He has two first team All-American players and squeaked through the second round of the tournament. Year in and year out he has top-5 talented teams, but in the last 18 years, he has taken his team to the NCAA Championship game exactly the same number of times as BU. Clearly signs of a program in serious decline. Duke should consider dropping down to the AAC.
     
  19. pjohnsto2003

    pjohnsto2003 Well-Known Member

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    And won exactly the same amount of championship games that Butler lost in the same span.


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  20. knobcreekfan

    knobcreekfan Well-Known Member

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    Just think what they could have done with a real practice facility and recruiting budget.
     
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