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dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 05:37 PM
Missed FT for the Overrateds, made 3 for the COYs.

3 point game

38 seconds

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 05:39 PM
2 point game with 20 seconds left

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 05:40 PM
Terrible D by Marquette.

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 05:40 PM
Ramon Harris, defensive stopper, now fouled out.

UK out of Tos.

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 05:42 PM
Why does anyone other than Crawford or Bradley even touch it there? Ugh.

WMR
03-20-2008, 05:43 PM
:(

Great season guys.

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 05:43 PM
The Marquette Golden Overrateds survive and advance.

BRM
03-20-2008, 05:44 PM
:(

Great season guys.

It was. They had a hell of a second half to the season.

BRM
03-20-2008, 05:44 PM
The Marquette Golden Overrateds survive and advance.

Imagine what they could accomplish with a real coach.

WMR
03-20-2008, 05:44 PM
Awww, Joe is crying on the sideline.

One of the few times he has showed emotion in his career at UK.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 05:44 PM
Marquette knocks off Kentucky by 8. UNLV, Pitt, and Purdue are all well on there way to wins.

Joseph
03-20-2008, 05:44 PM
What a shame.

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 05:45 PM
:(

Great season guys.

18-13 = great season

28-6 = no optimisim? :confused:

Puffy
03-20-2008, 05:47 PM
If you guys are going to give me hell, you could at least come up with some decent material.

OK, you're so ugly when you walk into a bank they turn off the cameras

WMR
03-20-2008, 05:49 PM
OK, you're so ugly when you walk into a bank they turn off the cameras

Please tell me you're drunk.

Heh, that actually made me feel a little better.

Puffy
03-20-2008, 05:50 PM
Please tell me you're drunk.

Heh, that actually made me feel a little better.

You're welcome :thumbup:

BRM
03-20-2008, 05:50 PM
18-13 = great season

28-6 = no optimisim? :confused:

Now you're just being mean.

BRM
03-20-2008, 05:51 PM
Please tell me you're drunk.


I hope to be well on my way there in about 2 hours.

CrackerJack
03-20-2008, 05:53 PM
Marquette knocks off Kentucky by 8. UNLV, Pitt, and Purdue are all well on there way to wins.

And along with Marquette, I am 100% accurate thus far in my bracket picks today.

WMR
03-20-2008, 05:59 PM
I know a lot of you guys can't stand UK, and that is fine, but to see a player like Joe Crawford who almost left his freshman year four years later care so much about his team, playing his final game, and so clearly caring so much that it brings him to tears as he realizes his college career is over... it really means a bunch. Very poignant moment.

BRM
03-20-2008, 06:03 PM
I have much respect for Joe Crawford.

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 06:03 PM
Now you're just being mean.

Bah.

They hang banners for great seasons.

Mutaman
03-20-2008, 06:09 PM
Ring out ahoya with an M-U rah-rah!
M-U rah-rah!
M-U rah-rah! Rah rah rah!
Ring out ahoya with an M-U rah-rah,
M-U rah rah for Old Marquette!



Goooo! Goooo! Go Marquette! Go! Go! Go! Go!
Goooo! Goooo! Go Marquette! Go! Go! Go! Go!

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 06:14 PM
I have much respect for Joe Crawford.

Really? Because he finally realized how hard he needed to play in his last two months at UK?

This is gonna sound funny, but I'll miss Chris Lofton at UT more than I will miss Joe Crawford at UK.

BRM
03-20-2008, 06:14 PM
Really? Because he finally realized how hard he needed to play in his last two months at UK?

This is gonna sound funny, but I'll miss Chris Lofton at UT more than I will miss Joe Crawford at UK.

He stepped up when his team needed him.

I agree with you on Lofton. I've always liked Lofton.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 06:20 PM
I'm 6-for-7 after the Kentucky loss.

Stanford up early 6-0 on Cornell.

GoReds33
03-20-2008, 06:26 PM
I thought XU would lose. I didn't have it that way on my bracket, so I'm fine in that department.

I didn't believe that UK deserved to be in the tournament, but today's game changed my mind. That team played well, but was just overmatched. They were deserving of that spot.

Cyclone792
03-20-2008, 06:31 PM
It's time for the Big Red to blow up a few brackets.

Let's go Cornell. Make it happen.

Roy Tucker
03-20-2008, 06:55 PM
It's time for the Big Red to blow up a few brackets.

Let's go Cornell. Make it happen.

:eek:

Man, that happens and I'll take a long walk on a short pier. I've got Stanford as a final 4 team.

Cyclone792
03-20-2008, 06:58 PM
:eek:

Man, that happens and I'll take a long walk on a short pier. I've got Stanford as a final 4 team.

:lol:

It's looking like you're safe with this one. I've been following the game on MMOD, and it's turning into a laugher; Stanford's up big and it's not quite halftime yet.

I've got Marquette bouncing Stanford in the 2nd round so I'd have welcomed a big upset by the Big Red.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 07:01 PM
38-17 Stanford at halftime. I've got Stanford going to the Elite 8 in one bracket, the final four in another, and the championship in another. They are a great, great team but anything can happen in March.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 07:27 PM
58-26 Stanford with 12:25 remaining.

CrackerJack
03-20-2008, 08:32 PM
Let's go K-State, up by 5 for now. Entertaining game with Mayo, Walker and Beasely on the court.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 08:34 PM
USC is going to get crushed. K-State is already grabbing every rebound.

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 08:34 PM
Belmont looking good against Duke so far down only 22-20 with about 9 minutes left in the half.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 08:38 PM
USC can't even hit an open shot. 21-12 KSU.

Belmont only down 26-25 with 6:57 remaining in the first half.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 08:42 PM
I think I could out rebound SC.

CrackerJack
03-20-2008, 08:46 PM
Please don't make me root for Duke Belmont.

GoReds33
03-20-2008, 08:46 PM
It's 23 to 16 KSU now. Is anybody else watching this game online? There was no wait. Today it took about 30 minutes to get in.

CrackerJack
03-20-2008, 08:48 PM
Winthrop tied at 18 with Wash St. - I have Winthrop there, cmon fellas. If Duke ends up being my bracket buster again this year...ugh how I loathe them.

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 08:55 PM
Kansas State is dominating this game. USC has one FG in the last 10:30.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 08:59 PM
Duke getting a little help from the refs.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 09:03 PM
Fitting end to the first half - USC misses a wide open three at the buzzer. K-State has this one wrapped up with a 10 point lead at the half. SC has no chance for a comeback.

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 09:03 PM
Winthrop is tied 29-29 at the half. Kansas State up 10 at the half and Duke up 7 on Belmont at the half.

GoReds33
03-20-2008, 09:06 PM
Duke getting a little help from the refs.Don't they always?

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 09:32 PM
USC has cut the lead down to 4 with about 16 minutes left.

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 09:34 PM
Belmont is coming back is only down 51-50 to Duke.

GoReds33
03-20-2008, 09:35 PM
Yes! The games are starting to get good.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 09:42 PM
Belmont leads Duke by 2!

USC now tied and Washington State up 7.

CrackerJack
03-20-2008, 09:42 PM
Mayo is really, really good, and extremely quick

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 09:46 PM
Washington State has stretched its lead to 10 over Winthrop.

Texas A&M began the game with a 11-0 lead on BYU but now its tied at 29 at halftime.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 09:54 PM
Washington State has pulled away and taken a 54-33 lead over Winthrop.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 09:56 PM
Duke had taken a 5 point lead but Belmont has cut it back to 1.

6 minutes left.

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 10:07 PM
Belmont down 1 with 2:15 left.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Belmont shooting free throws for the lead.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Belmont up 70-69 with 2 minutes left!

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 10:09 PM
Belmont now leading 70-69 with 1:40 left.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 10:12 PM
Still 70-69 with 1:03 left and Duke ball. Come on Belmont!!!

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 10:13 PM
Belmont's ball with 47 seconds left and a 1 point lead.

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 10:16 PM
Belmont has the ball with 4 seconds left down 1.

Highlifeman21
03-20-2008, 10:18 PM
Belmont just broke my heart...

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 10:19 PM
Belmont took some awful shots in the last 25 seconds and then choked on an awful pass. Duke wins.

Highlifeman21
03-20-2008, 10:19 PM
How do you rush your possession with 12 seconds on the clock, and the what in the blue Hell was that inbounds play?

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 10:20 PM
Belmont looking for a miracle now with 2 seconds left.

CrackerJack
03-20-2008, 10:20 PM
great game

TeamCasey
03-20-2008, 10:21 PM
OMG That was killer

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 10:22 PM
How do you rush your possession with 12 seconds on the clock, and the what in the blue Hell was that inbounds play?

No kidding.

Belmont had that one in the bag and choked it away. An awful shot with 22 seconds left and then allowed Duke two easy points and then rushed a shot with 12 seconds left AND then made that awful pass. They should have won that game.

TeamCasey
03-20-2008, 10:23 PM
That game right there is why I love March Madness.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 10:25 PM
USC lost to Kansas State and Washington State destroyed Winthrop.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 10:33 PM
Another close one here. A&M up 63-60 on BYU with a minute left.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 10:36 PM
Texas A&M wins 67-62 over BYU.

oneupper
03-20-2008, 10:40 PM
My randomizer made some awful picks...

WMR
03-20-2008, 10:43 PM
To quote Denis Green on Belmont: "We had 'em right where we wanted 'em, then we LET 'EM OFF THE HOOK!!!!!"

Highlifeman21
03-20-2008, 10:56 PM
To quote Denis Green on Belmont: "We had 'em right where we wanted 'em, then we LET 'EM OFF THE HOOK!!!!!"

Was Duke who they thought they were?

WMR
03-20-2008, 11:14 PM
Was Duke who they thought they were?

That was one of the worst endgame mismanagements I've seen in a while.

Highlifeman21
03-20-2008, 11:23 PM
That was one of the worst endgame mismanagements I've seen in a while.

I have to agree, and I can only chalk it up to inexperience by Belmont.

They had timeouts, yet lacked the ability to successfully call one? I don't get it.

Why waste time and have long possessions if you're not going to even attempt to get a good look, and then why rush your last two possessions when you have timeouts to burn?

And that inbounds play? Yikes.

It had been awhile since I dropped a F bomb in the direction of the tv, but that play alone brought out the best in me.

WMR
03-20-2008, 11:25 PM
Seeing Duke get bounced by a 15 seed would have almost made up for my Cats losing this afternoon. ;)

Razor Shines
03-20-2008, 11:27 PM
I really don't understand why Belmont didn't throw the pass to half court and immediatly call time out. Then you can set up a play from half court and have about 2 seconds to get off a shot. What's the point of saving those time outs coach?

WMR
03-20-2008, 11:29 PM
I really don't understand why Belmont didn't throw the pass to half court and immediatly call time out. Then you can set up a play from half court and have about 2 seconds to get off a shot. What's the point of saving those time outs coach?

Great call. Makes no sense.

They had plenty enough time to do just that.

Chip R
03-20-2008, 11:32 PM
Belmont really choked their last couple of possessions but Duke was really putting the screws to them defensively.

Reds Fanatic
03-20-2008, 11:37 PM
Cal St Fullerton is only down 2 to Wisconsin at halftime.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 11:40 PM
Arizona is on a 10-2 run to tie WVU at 27 with 43.7 seconds left in the first half.

UCLA up 33-8.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2008, 11:43 PM
31-30 WVU at halftime.

Highlifeman21
03-20-2008, 11:46 PM
Belmont really choked their last couple of possessions but Duke was really putting the screws to them defensively.

I didn't really see Duke turn it up defensively as much as Belmont seemed to forget how to run an offense and score over their last couple of possessions.

I just think it comes down to inexperience. Belmont was visibly rattled while having the lead late in the game. All Duke had to do was wait for Belmont to give the game back to them.

And they did.

Hats off to Belmont though. No one had them playing Duke this closely. They played an awesome 38 mins of basketball.

WMR
03-21-2008, 12:18 AM
I'll say it again: Going to Michigan from WVU was not a step up for Beilein.

Especially considering that UM plays in one of the worst arenas in the nation.

Cedric
03-21-2008, 12:24 AM
I'll say it again: Going to Michigan from WVU was not a step up for Beilein.

Especially considering that UM plays in one of the worst arenas in the nation.

WVA is going to be a top ten team next year. They lose nobody and get some great recruits inside next year. They will have it all.

WMR
03-21-2008, 12:35 AM
Joe Alexander is going to be a good pro for somebody someday.

WMR
03-21-2008, 12:35 AM
You just don't see many white guys with Joe Alexander's game... pretty wild, actually.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 12:55 AM
WVU knocks off Arizona.

UCLA won 70-29.

Notre Dame won.

Wisconsin knocked off Cal-State Fullerton.

WMR
03-21-2008, 12:57 AM
WVU over Duke on Saturday!

Ya heard it here first!

AccordinglyReds
03-21-2008, 01:12 AM
$@#***@#

Can't wait for Lute to be back. :(

Caveat Emperor
03-21-2008, 01:37 AM
WVU over Duke on Saturday!

Ya heard it here first!

Unless you read my bracket, in which case you'd have known it yesterday at noon. ;)

HumnHilghtFreel
03-21-2008, 01:44 AM
I went 14/16 on my bracket for the first day. Pretty good considering I didn't pay attention to college bball until about a week ago ;)

TeamSelig
03-21-2008, 02:05 AM
I was going to go with WVU over Duke, but I had a weird feeling Arizona would upset WVU. Thought Bayless would carry them to a victory.

AccordinglyReds
03-21-2008, 02:09 AM
I was going to go with WVU over Duke, but I had a weird feeling Arizona would upset WVU. Thought Bayless would carry them to a victory.

K.O. was too stubborn with his game plan, and Bayless was too stubborn to keep on driving in trying to get a foul call that wasn't there. I'm a huge Arizona fan, but even though I thought they may be able to pull their 1st rounder out, I didn't expect to see a fundamentally different team. It's been the same all year round. The team needs more heart and tenacity.

TeamSelig
03-21-2008, 03:22 AM
So what do you think of Bayless? From what I've read he is the 3rd-4th pick in most mock drafts, but honestly I haven't really got a chance to watch him play very much. Do you think he will be a star?

AccordinglyReds
03-21-2008, 03:54 AM
So what do you think of Bayless? From what I've read he is the 3rd-4th pick in most mock drafts, but honestly I haven't really got a chance to watch him play very much. Do you think he will be a star?

JB has plenty of talent and will succeed in the NBA, but I don't think he is ready because he hasn't become the complete player he needs to be right now. I don't particularly like the NBA, so I don't pay attention to mock drafts. But he's going to have a difficult decision to make and I think it will come down to whether he really thinks he is ready...From my POV, I think he'll get much better next year if he stays because he'll be working with Lute and should hopefully have a better team around him to improve his play. He's got a nice jump shot, as well as a great pick and roll shot. He needs to toughen up his defense for sure, however, that may not be a requirement for the next level. In all, I think he has much more that he can gain by staying with the Cats, but I'm pretty sure he'll be a lottery pick.

TeamCasey
03-21-2008, 08:47 AM
I was going to go with WVU over Duke, but I had a weird feeling Arizona would upset WVU. Thought Bayless would carry them to a victory.


Never trust Arizona in the tourney. They will always break your heart.

VR
03-21-2008, 09:36 AM
I didn't really see Duke turn it up defensively as much as Belmont seemed to forget how to run an offense and score over their last couple of possessions.

I just think it comes down to inexperience. Belmont was visibly rattled while having the lead late in the game. All Duke had to do was wait for Belmont to give the game back to them.

.

They had their opportunities...but the fact that Duke wasn't going to get a foul called on them in the last two minutes didn't help Belmont.
I watched that inbounds play over and over. No fewer that 3 obvious fouls. At one point the guy trying to set a pick gets stiff armed and thrown to the ground right under the hoop :wave: hello Mr. ref

TeamSelig
03-21-2008, 04:17 PM
Most mocks have him going 3rd or 4th (behind Brook Lopez)

Razor Shines
03-21-2008, 06:38 PM
They had their opportunities...but the fact that Duke wasn't going to get a foul called on them in the last two minutes didn't help Belmont.
I watched that inbounds play over and over. No fewer that 3 obvious fouls. At one point the guy trying to set a pick gets stiff armed and thrown to the ground right under the hoop :wave: hello Mr. ref

Come on. Only someone with an anti Duke bias could see 3 obvious fouls against Duke on that inbounds play. I watched it over and over also just now, I didn't see anyone get "stiff armed and thrown to the ground". The one screener did his job and took two Duke defenders out of the play. Someone forgot to cut to the basket, because the middle was wide open.

What about right before that play where the Duke player had perfect rebounding position and the Belmont player landed on his back and somehow it's a jump ball. That was a text book over the back call.

I no where people stand on this one so I'm sure you'll get plenty of people running to Belmont's defense. Whatever.