NCAA March Madness

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  1. Bumpus

    Bumpus Are you gonna drink that? Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Ok, first of all ... HOW THE **** DID NOBODY START THIS YET?!?

    Secondly, my liver is now officially screwed.

    Did that just ****ing happen?




    i is confused
     
  2. fishfanmiami

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    Canes all the way baby :brewskis:
     
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    Canes to the sweet 16


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    That wasn't pretty, but it was nice to see them pull through and make it to the sweet 16. They had a great start to that game.
     
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    They got killed on the offensive boards and blew a big lead but hung on for the win. I'll take it :)
     
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    Hoosiers pulled off a huge win :hi5:
     
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    This is why I love march madness. Wow what a game for the norther iowa game going to double ot and I stopped watching it because it really looked like it was over and then xavier wisconsin game. wow
     
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    It's been a great tourney so far other than duke getting that creampuff road to the sweet 16. The ACC as usual has proven to be the best conference in the Country setting a record w/ 6 teams in the Sweet 16 and most importantly the Heels are looking like the best team in the Country but IU will be tough Friday Night.
     
  10. LouPhinFan

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    Man, this has been a great tournament. Cinderella is dead, but there's a lot of quality teams left. I'm still putting my money on Kansas. UNC could do it too as long as they don't have a clunker of a night shooting the ball.
     
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    I never trust Bill Self teams in March but they are looking good.
     
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    Man that Northen Iowa game, I still can't believe they choked it like that. I was watching it, and watched other games because I swore that game was over. I watched Xavier game and saw score shown above with 44 seconds and a 12 pt lead..and then I find out the game went to over time? I'm like what?
     
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    Nice to see duke lose before the elite 8 as usual and lose w/ class and dignity as usual:lol:

    Hopefully the Heels are ready tonight. Should be a great game.
     
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    what an epic comeback....Cuse nation baby!...They were said to not belong, but this cuse team that doesn't belong for some reason is in the final four and just beat a #1 seed and beat one of the best teams in the nation. Not mention beating a good gonzaga team before this game. Boom
     
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    Syraaaacuseeeee
     
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    I hate that the 4 ACC teams played each other. That sucks, we could have had an all ACC Final Four.

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    yeah. Though there's going to be one acc team in the championship game. Great game adjustments by Boeheim. a great coach. It's going to be a matchup of great, most likely hall of fame coaches this saturday with Boeheim vs Roy Williams. It would have been nice with it spread out by the regions so could have been more acc teams go further on the other regions. Though there was miami and Duke and they couldn't continue on.
     
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    The Man trying to hold us down!

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    It would be interesting if it ends up being Villanova vs Syracuse for championship game. Because it would be former big east rivals playing each other and a long time familar match up with nova and cuse. I'm surprised nova never crossed over to acc considering they have been a very good big east team for many years and many other former big east teams have.

    Even though in separate conferences, that's one match up where I think both teams would still remember or be familiar with each other's style because of the many years of playing each other. Also since cuse has always played the zone defense under boeheim and nova having played cuse many times when cuse was in the big east have faced and played against it before and cuse playing nova.
     
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    Not shocked Kansas didn't make the FF again, if not for kendall Marshall getting hurt in the 2012 Tourney Bill Self would only have 1 FF on his resume.

    it feels like it has been 20 years since the heels made the FF, this has been such a fun group and they are playing really well. Should be a fun Final Four with, hopefully, the Heels cutting down the nets next Monday Night.
     
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    I don't think that Villanova has the chops in football to be in the ACC. We already struggle with the perception that outside of a handful of teams, the conference is mediocre at best. However, I would love to have them as a basketball member and would welcome them if they could get their football team a little stronger.

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    ---------- Post added at 06:36 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:35 AM ----------

    As long as one of the ACC teams win it, I will be happy.

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    Oh yeah I wasn't think about the football side of the acc. Villanova is a basketball school, like some teams are and vice versa. I don't think I heard of villanova as far as football, so they can;t be good on the football side. But from the basketball side, it would be intriguing if they were in the acc group, because they usually are a good or very good team, so they'd fit in with the acc as far as former big east teams coming over. But then against syracuse is not that good as far as a football team.

    They haven't been for a long time and they haven't done much in the less competitive big east as far as football and then they go to acc with better football teams and it hasn't fared well for cuse.. Last times cuse was pretty good was in the 90s when Mcnabb was qb throwing to hall of fame WR Marvin Harrison. Quite a combo there huh? But they still were limited then, because I remember when cuse finally got to a big bowl game and to the orange bowl against a dominant football Seminoles team and got absolutely crushed ha and came back to reality fast. The last time cuse was really good in football was the 70ss and 50s and hey days, back when Larry Cszonka played for them. Yes our dolphins HOf's alma matter was Syracuse and don't forget arguable the best RB of all time, Jim Brown and also who was really, really good at lacrosse too.
     
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    'Nova football is FCS so that wouldn't have worked. The latest expansion was geared more toward basketball but at least SU has an FBS football program. if not they wouldn't have been invited.
     
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    Are you talking about the latest expansion of the ACC?
     
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    yes, when they raided the Big East. UL, SU, Pitt all have good basketball programs and the ability to at least compete in football. ND came for basketball as well. When the ACC was initially ruined as a basketball conference was when they expanded for football in the 00s bringing Miami, Va Tech, BC and went from big time football schools to mediocrity so they didn't upgrade football and dragged basketball down.
     
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    Conference realignment has always been about 2 things: TV eyes and football. Basketball, even in the ACC was only a secondary discussion. The very reason why U of L is in the ACC rather than UConn is because of U of L's football program, our basketball program is only a plus. UConn's football program is a joke. 98% of the sporting world only cares about college basketball during one month a year. Indiana, Kentucky, and tobacco road are the only areas that watch college basketball religiously and those areas don't have enough eyes to worry about. EVERYONE watches college football, so they pulled in Pitt and Cuse to get those TV markets.

    If you think anything otherwise then you don't understand the economics of college athletics. I mean I thought everyone know why the realignment happened the way it did?
     
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    I checked out of the Cuse game because I was hungover and had the meat sweats and was regretfull the next morning that I did.
     
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    the last bunch of teams brought into the ACC were to improve basketball. UL has a nice football program but they are not a Nat'l power. UConn wasn't accepted mostly b/c of academics. They have a football program similar to Pitt and Syracuse.

    Pitt and SU markets are meaningless just as the Boston market was when they brought BC on. I agree most decisions are driven by football which is how college sports got ruined in the first place but this expansion was more about basketball and it has paid off quickly.
     
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    UConn has much better academics than U of L does.

    You know what, I'll just drop it. I don't feel like beating my head against a wall in this thread about the NCAA tournament.
     
  30. nyjunc

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    My mistake on UConn, I heard that somewhere but I think I got the schools confused. Either way why do you have to act like a jerk all the time? they expanded w/ an eye on basketball this time. that is indisputable. Gaining those markets for football was meaningless, it's like the Big 10 adding Rutgers. That doesn't mean they didn't take football into consideration but the move was made w/ the idea of getting back to the ACC being the best conf every year like it was pre expansion.

    http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/luke-decock/article64584677.html

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...37dca6-a085-11e3-b8d8-94577ff66b28_story.html
     
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    Would love to see a Cinderella team like Syracuse make it all the way.
     
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    A lot of talking heads think the cuse doesn't deserve to be in the tournament at all. Does anyone else agree that Syracuse didn't deserve a spot in the tournament? I don't thibk they earned a 10 seed but i thought they deserved to be in it still
     
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    Damn near every ACC team could make an argument that they should be in the tournament. Cuse is a good team and they shut the non-believers up. It just sucks that they play NC, the Heels are tough!

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    Yeah i had box seats for the su nc game in Syracuse and they hung on till the end. Nc is too big for them interesting match up tonight
     
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    Yeah but Virginia had talented big men too and better perimeter shooters which is a weakness for the zone defense. And cuse beat virginia who they've never beaten since going tot he ACC. I think Virginia is just as good as UNC with a better defense and cuse beat them. Obviously cuse has a big task at hand, but I don't think it's too much for cuse. Obviously is going to have to play their A game, but don't forget cuse has beaten Unc before as well as duke and Boeheim beat Roy williams team back in the championship when He coached Kansas. There was a stat about how UNC averaged 30 pt average wins or so in aCC tournment or coming up to through this tournament.

    The two wins they have on Cuse were a combined 16pts. Even the first one was misleading, where it was close up intil the last few minutes and the last game was won just by 5 and this is with a cuse team that was inconsisten and seems to be doing well now as they are starting to click from the growing pains of having a young roster.

    As we know from the dolphins unfortunatley, you can't overlooked conference or division rivals and familiarity. Sure UNC is familier with cuse's zone, but cuse is familar with unc too. And I think the biggest thing that helps cuse is they are playing with house money. People don't realize how much that can help too. Sure cuse players want to win, but nobody expected to be this far let alone be in the tournament. UNC though, they are seen as arguably as the best team in the nation especially after kansas lost. They are supposed to win it all, not cuse. That's a heavy, pressure build burden. That's alot for older, professional athletes let alone kids in the college game, who could be fazed by it. We;ll see. Obviously UNC is scary because they are so talented, and cuse can not allow themselves to get in a hole like they did against virginia or else they aren't climbing back. But if cuse can play strong and keep pace with UNC, it could be interesting..
     
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    I get why they are seen that way because they are a #10 seed, but it's still weird to call them a cinderella team. Like many analysts couldn't find themselves to see it that way despite the seeding of cuse, because like some have said. Syracuse as far as the basketball program goes is a "Blue blood", and many teams who are cinderellas are team that aren't really that talented, but over achieve. Cuse has talent, but have been inconsistent through the season, got another life and then started clicking. I know cuse hasn't won it all, so I don't mean the comparison in that sense, but in the sense of them picking up fire in the playoffs makes me think of the NY Giants playoff runs in '07 and '12.
     
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    Villanova is putting it on Oklahoma. Their D plays on a string, and they're very aggressive.
     
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    Good job Unc ... I thought cuse had a chance and would play tougher but there's a reason Unc is considered one of the best teams in the nation. They are stacked . I didn't care for the blatant avoidance of cuse fans boeheim or cuse highlights in the game. This anti cuse bull****
     
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    I think my uva boys would have given carolina a better game...that zone took uva out...two terrible final 4 games

    nova has a team of destiny look but carolina just seems too talented and too front court deep
     
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    I do think Villanova's pressure will give UNC more problems than Syracuse's 2-3, but the most likely outcome seems to be that UNC may struggle more than normal, but their ability to dominate the boards will be too much for Villanova. Villanova has to force TO's and make a high percentage of 3's to win. I grew up a UNC and UCLA fan, but I'll be rooting for Villanova.
     

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