Discussion in 'College Sports Forum' started by LouPhinFan, Nov 14, 2014.
One of my favorite things about living in the RTP area is when ACC play starts.
Louisville at UNC Saturday at 2 PM. I expect UNC to win it.
the Heels better win, can't have back to back home losses this week. ND shot the lights out and played a great game, the Heels almost pulled out but couldn't quite do it. UL is really good and this will be really tough but Carolina has always fared well against Pitino teams for some reason so I hope that continues.
The ACC has fired referee Karl Hess. This day is glorious.
Tough loss yesterday for the Cardinals but there were steps made in the right direction for this team. A few minor improvements and this is a Final 4 caliber team.
you guys have a really good team, that was a great game. Your guards lit it up. What I loved was the top players on each team not having a great game but gutting out injuries and making some plays late. UL will likely beat the Heels in Louisville and UL has a great shot to win the ACC.
And Duke goes down (again) :up:
Coming after you Junc and Buddy and Lou :enforcer:
It's always fun to watch duke lose. I love that helpless hand on face look K gets when that is happening.
Heels won again last night at State even though some questionable things made it much closer than it should have been.
If y'all can't beat FSU this year in round ball, something is definitely wrong. Although, we did beat UF so the season is not a total loss.
Man, Duke looks atrocious on defense, especially defending opposing guards. That doesn't bode well for them this Saturday at noon here in the Yum! Center.
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February 3rd in Miami and then on the 21st here in Louisville. Be careful what you wish for.
duke dismantled Louisville on Saturday, very disappointing.
Well Duke wasn't going to lose 3 in a row. That had me worried going in. But, also, this Louisville team just doesn't shoot the ball very well and that's on Rick. A couple of years ago after a season with a team like this one (that couldn't throw it in the ocean) Rick said he told his assistants to not bring him any wing player recruits if they couldn't shoot. Well here we are again with a team that can't score the basketball. The team defense is ok but now there's no 5 man to protect the rim on regular basis. There's basically a 3 headed monster at the 5 spot, Mathiang is a role player, Onouaku doesn't practice hard enough, and Mahmoud is still young and weights 200 lbs.
With all that being said, Louisville typically drops games in January as this in the month where Rick does his best work on the team. He figures out rotations and where individual players need to specifically improve along with scheme adjustments. February the team turns the corner and gets ready for March. We'll see if that holds serve with this team as well. Although they are still always going to be prone to shooting games like they had against Duke and UK.
Several good teams in the conference that are going to beat up on each other. The ACC tournament should be a great run up to March madness.
Too bad Maryland changed conferences. They looked strong sat vs Mich st.
Well we got our revenge on UNC for the loss in Chapel Hill. Just flat out beat 'em to death in the second half and OT. Outstanding win by the Cards. Too bad Junc is in timeout right now.:lol:
Now on to Miami tomorrow night. The guys got yesterday off, film work and practice today and off to South Beach tonight.
Buddy should be happy with the FSU win over us last night. I'm just hoping you guys have your eyes on Virginia and we can steal one in Miami tomorrow.
Maybe but we play better on the road than at home. Pitino usually has the guys focused.
The only thing we have going for us is we usually play up ( or down) to the competition. We beat Duke and played Virginia into OT then lose to a bad GT team and an average FSU squad.
Hope it's on one of the ESPN channels.
It's on the ACCN so that's the local NBC affilate here in Louisville, not sure what that is in Miami.
Thanks Lou. I get that one here in GA .
****ing Miami v. Florida State on Saturday.
Holy hell was I angry.
Blew a 16 point lead...up 11 at the half.
And then it looked like Al Golden drew up the final possession.
Good win in Miami Lou. At least we kept it close. I heard from his press conference that Pitino was a big Marlins fan ... and I thought i was the only one left .
Hate the management but like the team.
We'll get youz guyz next time .
Yeah, you guys have a mix of young and old players. That's why you've got a Jekyll-Hyde thing going on. Jim will get it together, don't worry.
Don't think I knew about the Marlins thing with Rick. I know he has a house in Miami, so I'm guessing he makes it to some games during the summer.
Good luck against Virginia
Good games so far today Lou. We are fighting for our lives and another lose and the Canes will be on the outside looking in. We're up 2 as I type . I doubt Louisville will lose three in a row but at least we are fighting.
Louisville wins :boohoo:
More goofballishness from our Dolt Commander, Angel Rodriguez.
That last shoot wasn't even close. The possession before they had their chance when our player slipped making the turn.
Anyways i want to kick some Duke butt in the tournament just for old time sake.
Probably have to win a couple games just to see them depending on the brackets.
Yeah, with a Miami team fighting for its life, I knew this would be a tough game. Hope you guys make it in the dance next month. You could be a dangerous team for sure.
beta 'em to death by fouling all 2nd half w/ no calls. that 2nd half was a joke but it's been happening all year, still have to find a way to win and they failed. late congrats on the win, hopefully they meet in the ACC Tourney.
Louisville guard Chris Jones has been kicked off the team. He was too much of a hot head, fighting with teammates etc. He was our best on the ball defender and 3rd leading scorer and he's gone less than a month before the dance. Depending on matchups and seeding, this Louisville team's ceiling is a Sweet 16 loss.
That is a HUGE loss. I had thought he was suspended and I flipped on the game the other day and he was playing then after he gets dismissed. very odd situation.
He was suspended for the Syracuse game, did whatever it was that he was supposed to do to be let back off of suspension. He played against Miami on Saturday. They he was dismissed from the team entirely on Sunday. Apparently whatever it was happened Saturday night. There's been rumors floating around that he had trouble going to class as well along with altercation at a local nightclub-mega spot here in Louisville called 4th Street Live. It's a tourist trap type of place with numberous restuarants and nightclubs all in one location.
2 big upsets in the ACC last night w/ ND and UNC going down. HUGE win for State as they should now be a tourney team.
NC is falling fast. Don't sleep on the Canes in the ACC tourny.
they have ben hit hard with injury/illness but outside of Pitt they don't have any bad losses in this stretch. For some strange reason I have a really good feeling about this team come Tourney time.
We are already probably out of the big dance so the Canes will be playing spoiler.
big game for the Heels down there on Saturday.
ACC tournament bracket update:
Thanks Lou. We should at least make it out of the first round
I think we beat Clemson
Hey check this out . In Miami's win over FSU yesterday a freshman on their team scored 30 points in 4 mins
Not enough to get the win but pretty amazing.
Chris Jones is being charged w/ rape. How did they decide to reinstate him after 1 game?
The alleged rapes happened after the Miami game. The 1 game suspension was related to the text. The woman from the text didn't find in necessary to press charges (probably because she messed up his apartment and didn't take his threat seriously) and only wanted him talked to. He took care of whatever it was he supposed to regarding that situation (I'm guessing some kind of university meeting about it) so he was reinstated for the Miami game. Then Saturday night/Sunday morning AFTER the reinstatement, this incident happened.
You've got to follow the timeline.