**Official NCAA Basketball Regular Season Thread**

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  1. LouPhinFan

    LouPhinFan It's ok to say "I don't know". Finheaven VIP Donator

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    http://www.cardchronicle.com/2015/2...university-of-louisville-statement-basketball

    U of L's statement:

     
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    Fun day today. Buddy team vs Lou and Junc's team vs my team :brewskis:


    update: FSU get crushed. UNC up 2 at the half.
     
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    Yeah, I was pretty sure FSU was going to get boot stomped. We stayed close to Virginia and Miami with a really young team. Congrats to Lou. Maybe next year?
     
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    Xavier lost to Nova after being up by 7 at half.... totally lost there offensive flow and couldnt hit a jump shot. i'm moody
     
  5. LouPhinFan

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    That's the best the guys have played in months. Very encouraging closing out a difficult week. Sorry that FSU had to be the sacrificial lamb Buddy.

    Next season we'll be really young and will take our lumps.
     
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    you florida state fan? my friend is big fan too
     
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    That's where we are this year, a lot younger than I realized. I'm fine with the loss, just beat Duke and NC and we will be square.
     
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    SU got crushed by Duke last night too.... UGH as always!!!

    Xavier and SU hoops losing to top teams... not great day.



    *** at least SU Lacrosse just took down #5 Virginia 15-9.... made my Sunday happy!!!
     
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    I thought Miami played great w/o Hernandez, luckily the Heels were able to pull it out.

    Carolina is starting to get healthier, Berry is back and now Pinson may play tomorrow at Ga Tech. Not great players yet but huge depth and energy.
     
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    Less than 2 weeks until selection Sunday.
     
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    nyjunc Banned Hammered

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    in the battle for the 4 seed I think Carolina has the tiebreaker and UL has ND and UVa this week while Carolina at Ga Tech and home duke.
     
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    happy march!!!
     
  13. LouPhinFan

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    I think we go 1-1 in our last 2 games and UNC isn't beating Duke. I think the last double bye is ours.
     
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    if Carolina plays like they have the last 2 they will not beat duke, if they play like they are capable or like they played at duke they will win. Carolina matches up well w/ duke and hopefully many of the iffy calls that went duke's way don't get called at Carolina(along w/ the 3 extra TOs duke got w/ "clock malfunctions" when they were out of TOs).
     
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    ND beat UL last night but w/ Pitt losing last night the tiebreaker went back to UL over Carolina for the 4 seed and double bye in the ACC Tourney. The Carolina-duke game is meaningless as far as seeding goes, if UL loses to UVa Carolina gets the 4 and if UL beats UVa then UL gets the 4.
     
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    The greatest rivalry in American sports resumes tomorrow night. a win tomorrow for the Heels and a decent showing in the ACC Tourney could get them a 3 or 4 seed in the Tourney.
     
  18. LouPhinFan

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    You don't really believe that do you?
     
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    I don't believe it, I know it. Nothing is close in CBB, maybe a few CFB ones are close and nothing in pro sports approaches it.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    nyjunc Banned Hammered

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    what is better? and please don't insult our intelligence by saying UK-UL.
     
  22. LouPhinFan

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    U of L - UK beats the crap out of UNC-Duke for nastiness especially. The UNC-Duke rivalry is fueled by ESPN's bloated machine. The wine and cheese crowds at those games don't compare to U of L - UK. We play once a year for all the bragging rights. You guys play 2, sometimes 3 times a year.

    Hell, Michigan - OSU beats it too. At this point 49ers - Seahawks probably beat it too. Steelers - Ravens as well. Red Sox - Yankees...

    Across all American sports there's at least 5 or 6 that beat UNC - Duke.
     
  23. nyjunc

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    hahahahahahahahahaha

    there aren't any wine and cheese crowds at UNC-duke games. No one outside of Kentucky cares about UL-UK, it's buried in December. Not even the biggest game for UK in Dec as they usually play Carolina in Dec.

    Carolina and duke are literally a few miles from each other, have dominated the best conference in basketball, have made a million FFs, Nat'l titles. The great players, coaches, etc..., historic venues. it doesn't get any better than Carolina vs. duke. I am a big Yankee fan and it's laughable to talk about the overblown rivalry w/ the Sox. it was great for a few years, Carolina-duke has consistently been the best rivalry in sports for 30-35 years.

    ---------- Post added at 12:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:18 PM ----------

    in other news, the NCAA handed out their punishment to Syracuse today.


    http://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/artic...rol-athletics-basketball-coach-failed-monitor




     
  24. LouPhinFan

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    If you think the UNC game is bigger to UK fans than the U of L game then you are delusional to an irrational level and I'm not sure there's much usefulness in talking about it any further. The U of L - UK rivalary is much more than just sports. It's a economic, political, and cultural rivalry that UNC and Duke fans couldn't begin to comprehend. UNC and Duke fans are pulled from the same geopolitical classes. UK and U of L fans are not. Let me tell you a bit about the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    In Kentucky, there's the city of Louisville. An urban, liberal city of around a million or so people. And then there's the rest of the state: mostly backwards, hardworking folks who not only cheer for UK as a religion and despise U of L (and believe me there are racist ideas that run through that hatred) but also the city of Louisville as a whole. The city is the economic engine of the state and everyone outside of Louisville metro and the surrounding counites HATE that. Frankfurt lawmakers hate it, from coal country to Paducah, the city is hated. We're the city slickers where if you visit you're more likely to get raped and mugged as anything else in the city. It's almost irrational.

    You mention all of the great players, coaches, venues (yeah we've got all that too) but that means you recognize Duke's accomplishments. UK fans think of U of L as little more than the gum they stepped in and had to scrape off of their shoe soles. That is if they aren't hurling racial slurs. Hell my own aunt and uncle to this day still call U of L "the blackbirds".

    At any rate sure you can argue which the rivalries is better or whatever, but calling UNC-Duke the best rivalry in sports is hyberbole at best, lunacy at worst. I'd argue that Bama-Auburn is probably the most heated in the country, followed by Michigan-OSU. Sorry, just because ESPN shoves it down our throats doesn't mean UNC-Duke is anything more than an a good rivalry. Oh and, no one outside of North Carolina really cares about it either. That's true for just about every college rivalry.


    NCAA, they can punish Syracuse quickly but yet they can't bring the hammer down on UNC for those shennanigans? LMAO
     
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    we are talking about a basketball rivalry, not about culture, economic/ etc....

    UK-UL is nowhere near Carolina and duke. it's not even debatable, if you want to put it up there for non basketball reasons go ahead but this is a basketball/sports debate.

    No rivalry comes close in terms of success of the 2 programs in modern times. ACC titles, FF, Nat'l titles, etc... this is not a sport where they award you a spot in a championship game like CFB had been, you have to earn it.


    UNC basketball did nothing wrong, you should brush up on the facts before you spout off nonsense and the NCAA had been investigating SU for 8 years by the way.
     
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    U of Miami vs Florida would been up there as well at least in football if those ******* didn't avoid playing us all through the 90'a and early 2000's :idk:

    Now both teams suk but i would have loved to seen them play each other back then.

    This year they should just give the Nat title to the winner of the ACC tournament. Cann't remember ever seeing so many top teams in one conference.
     
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    UM-FSU in FB I think was the best rivalry in sports in the late 80s-mid 90s. Unfortunately it hasn't sustained that old level or it would be in the discussion.

    The top of the ACC is pretty good but UK is the best team. the great thing about CBB is they determine a champ on the court so one bad game could send you packing, the best team doesn't always win the tourney.
     
  28. LouPhinFan

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    Yeah it most certainly is debatable. Only in your mind is it not. I mentioned those other things because it feeds the rivalry, making it much more. If you don't see what I was getting at then you need some lessons in reading comprhension. Why is UNC - Duke a rivalry? Do you even know?

    And I'm talking about NCAA investigations and punishments, which doesn't limit itself to just the sport of basketball. So you can quit with the internet tough guy stuff.
     
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    "internet tough guy stuff"? clearly you are flustered here.
     
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    Flustered how? Because you started doing an internet tough guy act and I called you out on it? Get real. I used to give you the benefit of the doubt on this board because I hadn't had much interaction with you. Now I see why everyone thinks the way they do about you. Your blind homerism approaches lunacy.

    I can debate this thing for hours without getting "flustered". It sounds like you're the one getting flustered. You're the one pulling out the tough guy act.
     
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    what is this internet tough guy thing? did I threaten you? did I challenge you to meet me somewhere? what is this nonsense?

    you posted something incorrect and I corrected you, we are discussing BASKETBALL. what the football team did has no relevance to this discussion. the men's basketball team did nothing wrong, you should try to brush up on the facts of the case.

    a guy telling UK-UL is a better rivalry than UNC-duke is talking about my blind homerism:crazy::lol2:
     
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    I know the facts of the case. I was simply making an observation about the NCAA as a ajudicator of punishment. But you go ahead with your blinders on.

    I can see your argument as to why you think the UNC-Duke rivalry is better. I don't agree with it. I can also accept other riviaries being better. Is that homerism? If it is then I don't think you understand what homerism is.

    At any rate I'm derailing my own thread and I need to stop. If you want to debate this further, unless you're too "flustered", then start another thread and I'll be happy to join in.
     
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    ok if you know the facts then why bring them up in relation to UNC basketball? The NCAA punished the football team already the women's team will get punished for what came out but the men's team does not deserve it based on the facts of the case and to compare SU w/ UNC is silly. Read the report about what SU did wrong, it's ridiculous and they are lucky they didn't get postseason bans.


    this is a CBB thread, it's on topic. these boards are to share opinions, you have yours and I have mine. It's ok to disagree, I just think you got a little crazy w/ the internet tough guy remarks.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Knock it off Junc. This is Lou's thread and one of the few where everyone respects your views.
     
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    knock what off? what the heck did I do?

    so it is one of the smartest threads on the board?
     
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    Big win today by my Cards. Ended up with a couple of tickets to the game. The Yum Center was loud.


    Pitino "dumbed down" his defense by taking the man-to-man jump concepts out of the matchup zone. He basically turned his complex defense back into a regular ol' matchup 23 zone. It allowed the young guys to just play ball and not worry about where they're supposed to be on defense. I'd say that move was about 10 or 12 games too late but at least Rick did it.
     
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    FSU finished the regular season on a small upswing by beating Pitt. Not enough to make the dance but they will show well in the NIT. At least it will give our young team some tournament experience for next year.
     
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    I watch the second half of Louisville vs Virginia. Two really solid teams battling to the finish.
    Cann't wait for the tournament to start :brewskis:
     

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