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Chip R
03-21-2008, 12:16 PM
Let's get it on!

rotnoid
03-21-2008, 12:34 PM
My tiny TV died, so now I'm at the mercy of sportsline updates.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 12:45 PM
American hanging in there with Tennessee as they are down only three with 7:45 left in the first half.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 12:48 PM
Gonzaga just went on a run. They're up eight with ten minutes left in the first half.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 12:58 PM
Davidson goes on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 4.

rotnoid
03-21-2008, 01:05 PM
That Drake/W. Kentucky game looks like a good one based on the scoring.

redlegs2370
03-21-2008, 01:06 PM
For a true sports fan, if there any better four days than the opening 2 rounds of the NCAA tournament?

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 01:11 PM
No, sir.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 01:16 PM
A lot of good games going on now. Gonzaga up 5 at halftime. Western Kentucky and Drake are tied and St. Marys is up by 6 points.

rotnoid
03-21-2008, 01:16 PM
I've yet to find them. Though the last weekend of the tournament followed by Opening Day and then the Masters makes for a pretty good 10 days. But for just 4 days, there's nothing like it.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 01:23 PM
Western Kentucky is up 9 at halftime.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 01:23 PM
This is the best time of the year. Opening Day is 10 days away, the NCAA tournament is underway, and warm weather is just around the corner. I love it.

Western Kentucky leads Drake 47-38 at halftime.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 01:23 PM
W KY vs Drake...not the 12/5 upset I picked....W KY trying to spol it :D

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 01:25 PM
We could see a bunch of double digit seeds advance on today. Western Kentucky, Saint Mary's, Davidson, South Alabama, Saint Joseph's, San Diego, Villanova...

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 01:30 PM
American only trails Tennessee by 1 point with 17 minutes left.

15fan
03-21-2008, 01:36 PM
For a true sports fan, if there any better four days than the opening 2 rounds of the NCAA tournament?

If you ever have the chance, go to an entire slate of games in round 1. 4 games, 8 teams, 8 styles of play, 8 bands, 8 sets of mascots, 8 sets of cheerleaders ( :cool: ). Watch hoops from noon until about midnight, with a couple hour break to go somewhere and get some pizza or a burger for dinner.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 01:39 PM
8 beers...oh, wait. :)

That'd be per game ;)

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 01:46 PM
American now tied with Tennessee

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 01:47 PM
American and Tennessee tied at 40 with around 11 minutes left.

rotnoid
03-21-2008, 01:55 PM
American and Tennessee tied at 40 with around 11 minutes left.

so much for that. 8-0 run for the Vols.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 01:56 PM
Tenneseese on a 10-0 run to take a 50-40 lead. Gonzaga leads Davidson by six. Drake trails WKU by eight and Saint Mary's trails Miami by seven.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 01:59 PM
Western Kentucky now up 14 on Drake

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:01 PM
American is on a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to 50-49 with 5:45 left.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 02:02 PM
Some good games today!!

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 02:03 PM
Davidson has tied the game.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:03 PM
Davidson/Gonzaga now tied with 9:41 left.

53-51 Tennessee.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:05 PM
Saint Mary's led Miami by five at halftime but Miami has come out hot in the second half and now leads Saint Mary's 50-38.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:06 PM
Davidson takes their first lead!

rotnoid
03-21-2008, 02:10 PM
I might miss all 4 of these.

joshnky
03-21-2008, 02:14 PM
Western Kentucky is playing outstanding today. Suffocating defense and every shot they take is going in.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 02:16 PM
Tennessee now pulling away up nine with 1:51 to go.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:16 PM
Tennessee has a 10 point lead with 1:38 left. That one is all but over.

KronoRed
03-21-2008, 02:17 PM
Fear the mighty Hilltoppers.
http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/35/350654.jpg

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 02:18 PM
Fear the mighty Hilltoppers.
http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/35/350654.jpg

Is he related to...

http://www.mcfun.com/images/grimace_pic.gif

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:18 PM
Davidson/Gonzaga has been a fun game to watch. Both teams can shoot the three extremely well. Gonzaga has 12 three's and Davidson has 10.

73-72 Davidson with 3:03 left.

rotnoid
03-21-2008, 02:20 PM
Anyone else finding that there's a delay with MMOD, mine's about 40-50 seconds behind real time.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 02:23 PM
Anyone else finding that there's a delay with MMOD, mine's about 40-50 seconds behind real time.It's usually that way with online stuff. I don't know why though. It does that on espn360, where I'll watch it, and the radio broadcast is way ahead of it.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 02:23 PM
Anyone else finding that there's a delay with MMOD, mine's about 40-50 seconds behind real time.Yes there is at least a 30 second delay on it.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 02:26 PM
What a game by Curry of Davidson 37 points. 3 point lead for Davidson with about a minute left.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 02:33 PM
Davidson's about to pull it off!

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 02:35 PM
Davidson has a 5 point lead with ten seconds left.

CrackerJack
03-21-2008, 02:35 PM
My bracket has been officially busted already today, after such a good day (minus two) yesterday. Oh well, maybe my final 8 and 4 will hold up!

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 02:36 PM
40 points for Stephen Curry.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 02:37 PM
Davidson wins...Tennessee wins

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:37 PM
40 points for Stephen Curry.

Only a sophomore. That kid is goooood.

Drake is back within 5 with 3:05 left.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 02:38 PM
Western Kentucky lead is down to 5.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:39 PM
Miami just finished off Saint Mary's by 14 points.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 02:41 PM
W KY and Drake in a high powered affair

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:42 PM
Drake within 4.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:42 PM
Drake within 1!

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 02:43 PM
Drake has cut the lead to 1.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:44 PM
The next four game will be getting underway in the next 15-20 minutes or so:

South Alabama/Butler
UMBC/Georgetown
Austin Peay/Texas
San Diego/UConn

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 02:45 PM
Tie game!

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 02:45 PM
Tied at 88 with 25 seconds left! WKU ball.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 02:46 PM
The next four game will be getting underway in the next 15-20 minutes or so:

South Alabama/Butler
UMBC/Georgetown
Austin Peay/Texas
San Diego/UConnI don't see any upsets in that group. UConn may lose, but it depends on Thabeet.

BuckeyeRed27
03-21-2008, 02:47 PM
Wow...pretty close offensive call there on WKU

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 02:48 PM
OVERTIME!!

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 02:49 PM
First OT game of the tournament

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 02:55 PM
Drake's up by 1 with 2:25 left. This is a terrific game.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 02:59 PM
Tied up at 96 with a minute left.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 03:02 PM
Now Western Kentucky up 1 with 21 seconds left in OT.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 03:04 PM
5.7 to go. Drake down 1, and shooting two free throws.

KronoRed
03-21-2008, 03:05 PM
I hate when foul shots end up being the difference

KronoRed
03-21-2008, 03:08 PM
Awesome :D

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 03:08 PM
WOW!!!

I'm getting really screwed today :D

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 03:09 PM
Wow. Western Kentucky wins on a buzzer beater 3 pointer. 101-99. What a game.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 03:09 PM
That was awesome! How in the world did he make that?

Terrific game!

WMR
03-21-2008, 03:10 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Hilltoppers REPRESENT!!!

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 03:11 PM
Wow. What a game.

KronoRed
03-21-2008, 03:11 PM
Hilltoppers REPRESENT!!!

Word

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 03:11 PM
4 losses for me yesterday. 2 already today. BUT my 16/8/4/2 still in tact.

OH WELL!!!! That's why March rocks.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 03:19 PM
Two losses yesterday, and one so far today. I'm not doing too bad.

TeamSelig
03-21-2008, 03:24 PM
Nice, I picked the WKY upset.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 04:45 PM
Where'd everybody go? Nap time?

klw
03-21-2008, 04:47 PM
40 points for Stephen Curry.

He reminds me of Ray Allen.

WVRed
03-21-2008, 04:51 PM
Unfortunately, I picked South Alabama to win today. That didn't go so well.:(

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 04:55 PM
San Diego leads UConn by 9 points.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 04:59 PM
42-31 San Diego with 17 minutes left.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:03 PM
Butler beat South Alabama 81-61 to advance to round two against Tennessee. I think Butler can and will beat Tennessee.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 05:03 PM
42-31 San Diego with 17 minutes left.

Well that will cause some bracket issues...but it's still early enough.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:08 PM
Georgetown wins 66-47.

44-37 San Diego with 12:28 left.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 05:11 PM
Looks like San Diego is starting to crumble. They are trying to milk out the clock, but there's too much time to be doing that. They need to keep attacking, and play their game. This slow style really helps UConn.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:12 PM
UConn within three as San Diego begins the choke. 7-0 run for UConn.

The chokejobs always begin with awful shots.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:22 PM
49-46 San Diego with 7:08 left.

Texas game is now final. They will play Miami on Sunday.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:26 PM
52-46 San Diego...

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:31 PM
5-0 run for UConn after San Diego missed a wide open three.

52-51 San Diego with 3:55 left. I don't see San Diego hanging on to this one.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 05:34 PM
San Diego is bringing in Pomare. I would have waited until the next offensive possiession. They're going to be try and get him fouled out coming out of the TO.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:34 PM
UConn took a 2 point lead but SD ties it back at 54.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 05:37 PM
That was a great layup! He stayed up just long enough to reverse it.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:37 PM
58-54 San Diego with 50 seconds left!

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:38 PM
This is going to come down to free throws. All San Diego has to do is make the free throws and they will win.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 05:39 PM
It'll be intresting to see who Calhoun goes to out of the timeout. I'd try to go inside, but San Diego has been defending good in there all day.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 05:39 PM
2 point game. San Diego is inbounding.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:39 PM
58-56 with 37.6 seconds.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:42 PM
San Diego shooting 1 and 1 with 28.7 left and up two.

He makes the first! 59-56. Missed the second. Wow.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 05:43 PM
SD makes 1 of 2 from the line. UConn awnsers. UConn is down one now.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:44 PM
59-58 wth 20.1 left. Looks like San Diego is going to choke it away. Make your free throw and you win, it's as simple as that.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:45 PM
Timeout SD. 17 seconds left still up one.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:48 PM
Made the first free throw. 60-58. Missed the second one again. Wow.

UConn going to the line with 10.4 seconds left.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:50 PM
Of course UConn makes both free throws. Tie game. That's what separates the great teams from schools like San Diego.

Choke job.

Overtime.

San Diego missed a layup with 1 second left.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 05:50 PM
Overtime!!!

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:51 PM
No way San Diego wins this game now. If that kid makes just one of those two free throws then San Diego wins. They had their chance but couldn't capitilize on the easiest shot in basketball.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 05:52 PM
Another awesome game!!

WMR
03-21-2008, 05:55 PM
COME ON SAN DIEGO!

You can do it.

paintmered
03-21-2008, 05:55 PM
Halfway though OT, SD up 4.

WMR
03-21-2008, 05:55 PM
What a stupid foul by Pomare.

Idiotic.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:56 PM
San Diego up four but UConn gets a layup (hey they can make them!) and a foul.

WMR
03-21-2008, 05:56 PM
San Diego just can't stand prosperity.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:56 PM
Another awesome game!!

I thought it was a great game until San Diego choked.

WMR
03-21-2008, 05:58 PM
:lol: How do you walk with a minute left in OT?!?!?!?!?!

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:58 PM
No one around the guy and he walks. The choke continues.

WMR
03-21-2008, 05:59 PM
At first SD deserved to win, now they deserve to lose.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 05:59 PM
Congrats to San Diego on the biggest chokejob of the 2008 tournament.

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:01 PM
AND 1!!!!!

:lol:

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:02 PM
Still can't make a freakin' free throw.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 06:02 PM
San Diego misses another huge free throw.:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 06:03 PM
Winning teams make free throws!!

Razor Shines
03-21-2008, 06:03 PM
That's a tough call there.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 06:05 PM
UConn made both of their free throws and because of that they are about to win.

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:06 PM
OHOHOHOHOHOHHAHAHAhahahaahahah

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 06:07 PM
WOAH!!!

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 06:07 PM
Good!

70-69 San Diego with 1.2 seconds left. Wow!

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:07 PM
That was money.

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:07 PM
Josh how you lovin' San Diego now? Still hatin'?

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 06:09 PM
San Diego wins 70-69!

Thank you for proving me wrong!

That means next round we'll have a 12 seed (WKU) vs 13 seed (San Diego).

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:09 PM
Western's now got a great chance to make the Sweet 16.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 06:09 PM
WOW! Talk about a bracket buster!!

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:10 PM
Get back to your shady recruiting, Calhoun.

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:10 PM
WOW! Talk about a bracket buster!!

I honestly could not care less how it affects my bracket!! :lol:

Chip R
03-21-2008, 06:11 PM
You stay classy, San Diego.

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:11 PM
You stay classy, San Diego.

Calhoun: "Go ... yourself San Diego."

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 06:11 PM
I honestly could not care less how it affects my bracket!! :lol:

A good upset is a good time!

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 06:12 PM
I honestly could not care less how it affects my bracket!! :lol:Same here. I'm not going to win anyway. I doubt anybody in our Redszone poll had that picked, but it is possible.

That was a great jumpshot. Two straight OT games won by the underdog.

Razor Shines
03-21-2008, 06:14 PM
I had UConn in the final four in our redszone contest. Luckily in my money pool at work I went with UCLA.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 06:14 PM
Same here. I'm not going to win anyway. I doubt anybody in our Redszone poll had that picked, but it is possible.

That was a great jumpshot. Two straight OT games won by the underdog.

I never win...so I just want to see some good, fun, exciting, thrilling (I think that covers them all) basketball

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 06:15 PM
I had UConn in the final four in our redszone contest. Luckily in my money pool at work I went with UCLA.I'm with Memphis, but it's yet to be seen how Rose can handle the pressure of the tournament.

Chip R
03-21-2008, 06:16 PM
Calhoun: "Go ... yourself San Diego."


And thanks for stopping by, UConn.

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:16 PM
You can tell how realistic I am about my bracket... somehow UK always ends up winning the whole thing. ;)

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 06:18 PM
It's roughly another hour before the next wave of games but here's the next four:

Mount St. Mary's/North Carolina
Saint Joseph's/Oklahoma
Siena/Vanderbilt
Oregon/Mississippi State

I think St. Joe's will knock off Oklahoma. Oregon/Miss. State is an evenly matched game so that should be a good one.

WMR
03-21-2008, 06:18 PM
Dabvu is probably starting to get some butterflies. (He's at the Vandy game.)

CrackerJack
03-21-2008, 06:22 PM
Bracket buster! I had UConn going to the final 4, ugh.

I do have St. Joe's with the hopeful upset tonight as well.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2008, 06:25 PM
Calhoun: "Go ... yourself San Diego."

Did he really?

Jackball.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 07:37 PM
Oregon leads Miss. State 11-4

Siena up 15-6 on Vandy

St. Joe's leads Oklahoma 19-18

UNC up 26-17

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 07:45 PM
Halfway through the first half Siena leads Vandy 26-13.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 07:51 PM
28-20 Oregon and 31-15 Siena.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 07:57 PM
34-22 Oklahoma at halftime.

Siena lead Vandy 33-20 with 6:09 left in the first half. Oregon leads 28-21 with 5:50 left.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 08:00 PM
Halfway through the first half Siena leads Vandy 26-13.I didn't see that one coming.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 08:14 PM
46-34 Siena at halftime.

Chip R
03-21-2008, 08:14 PM
46-34 Siena at halftime.


Ouch.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 08:16 PM
Oregon leads Mississippi State 38-28 at halftime.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 08:23 PM
Oklahoma is blowing St. Joseph's out. I really though St. Joseph's would look better than this but Oklahoma is now up 19.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 08:37 PM
48-36 Siena with 16:30 left.

Oregon up 41-28 with 18:25 left.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 08:44 PM
Vandy on a 5-0 run to cut the lead to 50-43 with 13 minutes left.

Oregon leads Miss. State 41-32 with 16:16 remaining.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 08:56 PM
St. Joseph's has cut a 19 point deficit down to 7 with about 5 minutes left.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 09:01 PM
Oklahoma's lead is down to 5 and Oregon's lead is down to 3.

WMR
03-21-2008, 09:25 PM
Damn, the Siena - Vandy game has turned into a bloodbath!!

I bet dabvu is nauseous.

WVRed
03-21-2008, 09:46 PM
Damn, the Siena - Vandy game has turned into a bloodbath!!

I bet dabvu is nauseous.

There goes my bracket...

I had Vandy going to the Elite Eight. I would have loved a Kansas-Vandy game.

WMR
03-21-2008, 09:47 PM
Did you watch the Vandy game? What happened?

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 09:55 PM
Oregon blew a 13 point lead and lost to Mississippi State.

13 seed Siena destroyed 4 seed Vandy 81-60!

Casey
03-21-2008, 10:00 PM
UConn, Vandy, and Oregon...my bracket is totally screwed.

reds2221
03-21-2008, 10:31 PM
thank goodness I had vandy losing in the 2nd round, that could have been disasterous.

GoReds33
03-21-2008, 10:31 PM
I had UConn going to the Elite 8. So far that's my only huge blunder. I'm 22 of 28 so far, which puts me tied for fourth in the Redszone bracket competition.

WMR
03-21-2008, 10:45 PM
Anyone see those two Louisville players bump heads/faces? Made me LOL.

joshnky
03-21-2008, 11:04 PM
Louisville seems to have found the shooting tough that evaded them in their past two games. They'll be tough to beat if they can sustain it past this game.

Reds Fanatic
03-21-2008, 11:37 PM
Villanova was way behind earlier but is now leading Clemson by 1 with about 12 minutes left. That is happening in Tampa where in that location a 12 seed, 13 seed and another 13 seed have already won today. Now another 12 seed is trying to win.

Falls City Beer
03-21-2008, 11:39 PM
Did you watch the Vandy game? What happened?

It's called: the SEC is a joke.

WMR
03-21-2008, 11:41 PM
It's called: the SEC is a joke.

:lol:

Trivia: Name the conference of the last two national champions in NCAA men's basketball and football?

Degenerate39
03-21-2008, 11:45 PM
Today just killed my bracket

Falls City Beer
03-21-2008, 11:45 PM
:lol:

Trivia: Name the conference of the last two national champions in NCAA men's basketball and football?

Football. Psht.

The PAC-10 is UCLA and then everybody else.

The SEC the last two years was Florida and then everybody else.

Hell, even the stripped down C-USA has Memphis.

The SEC and the Big 10 have tumbled pretty severely the last five years in basketball, overall.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 11:46 PM
Stanford?

WMR
03-21-2008, 11:48 PM
Hopefully you'll get a chance to prove the SEC's suckitude when the Tards play UT.

Falls City Beer
03-21-2008, 11:48 PM
Stanford?

At least three teams in the Big East are better than Stanford. Maybe four.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 11:49 PM
At least three teams in the Big East are better than Stanford. Maybe four.

Name 'em.

Falls City Beer
03-21-2008, 11:51 PM
Name 'em.

Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame.

PAC-10 teams always get inflationary rankings and they always get exposed in the tournament.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2008, 11:59 PM
Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame.

PAC-10 teams always get inflationary rankings and they always get exposed in the tournament.

Stanford would beat Notre Dame. The Louisville/Georgetown matchups would be interesting.

Well, considering the Pac-10 has five more National Championships than any other conference over the years I'd say they're doing something good. ;)

OnBaseMachine
03-22-2008, 12:07 AM
BTW I am a fan of the Big East, don't get me wrong but the Pac-10 is also a great conference.

Arkansas knocked off Indiana.

Villanova leads Clemson 64-60 with 3:20 left.

Louisville beat Boise State.

Falls City Beer
03-22-2008, 12:07 AM
Stanford would beat Notre Dame. The Louisville/Georgetown matchups would be interesting.

Well, considering the Pac-10 has five more National Championships than any other conference over the years I'd say they're doing something good. ;)

Okay, I should stipulate: they've been weak since 10 years before you were born. You're right: they shredded in the early 70s.

Cyclone792
03-22-2008, 12:12 AM
Stanford would beat Notre Dame. The Louisville/Georgetown matchups would be interesting.

Well, considering the Pac-10 has five more National Championships than any other conference over the years I'd say they're doing something good. ;)

Eh, it's not difficult to make that championship claim when UCLA was college basketball for a decade or so. ;)

I'm fairly confident both Georgetown and Louisville are better teams than Stanford. Pittsburgh (now with Fields back), Notre Dame, and Marquette are all up there in the discussion too. The Stanford/Marquette game tomorrow should be a good one.

The Big East really is a very impressive basketball conference right now. Their top teams may be a half notch or so behind the elite of the elite (UNC, Memphis, UCLA, etc.), but the conference is so deep in good to very good teams that the conference schedule just becomes an absolute grind with quality opponent after quality opponent for two plus months.

Villanova is two minutes away from landing a 7th Big East team into the second round. If you think about it, that's pretty impressive as a conference.

OnBaseMachine
03-22-2008, 12:14 AM
Okay, I should stipulate: they've been weak since 10 years before you were born. You're right: they shredded in the early 70s.

Even in the last 15 years the Pac-10 has two National Championships and seven Final Four appearances (and could jump to eight this year as UCLA looks very strong). That's not too bad.

OnBaseMachine
03-22-2008, 12:16 AM
Villanova is two minutes away from landing a 7th Big East team into the second round. If you think about it, that's pretty impressive as a conference.

That's very impressive. I'm not knocking the Big East or anything, it's the best conference in college basketball but the Pac-10 is also a great league.

OnBaseMachine
03-22-2008, 12:19 AM
Villanova up four with 36 seconds left!

It looks like two #12 and two #13 seeds will advance today - all from Tampa.

OnBaseMachine
03-22-2008, 12:25 AM
Villanova wins 75-69!

We're going to have two #12/#13 seed matchups in round two.

#12 Western Kentucky/#13 San Diego

#12 Villanova/#13 Siena

OnBaseMachine
03-22-2008, 12:28 AM
First game Saturday is #7 West Virginia and #2 Duke. Go West Virginia!

Gainesville Red
03-22-2008, 12:41 AM
Hell of a day.

WMR
03-22-2008, 12:46 AM
What a bailout for the Dookies!!! Can't wait till they lose!

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OnBaseMachine
03-22-2008, 12:55 AM
Wow. That was blatant. How did they miss that?

Razor Shines
03-22-2008, 01:24 AM
What a bailout for the Dookies!!! Can't wait till they lose!

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u233/terpbe2/paulusanim.gif?t=1206133417

OMG!!! You managed to find (or TAD.com did) the only bad call of the Tourney. :p:

WMR
03-22-2008, 01:35 AM
FCB, please, in your infinite wisdom, see if you can guess which conference holds the following marks:

- Made 15 appearances in the Final Four since 1993. (Only second to the ACC)
- Won 5 national championships in that time
- Has a team advance to the Sweet Sixteen 18 times in a row (1990-2007)
- Has all of its conference teams in the AP top 25 at least once since 1999. (Only conference to do that).
- Has the best winning percentage in the tournament over the past two seasons

The "Psht." argument/response is my recommendation for your retort.

WMR
03-22-2008, 01:37 AM
OMG!!! You managed to find (or TAD.com did) the only bad call of the Tourney. :p:

That's about the only response a Dook fan can give.

Razor Shines
03-22-2008, 01:48 AM
That's about the only response a Duke fan can give.

What admitting that it was a bad call? Obviously if the video isn't doctored that's a horrible call. I didn't see any of the game except for the end. There were 32 games in the last two days, there were a lot of bad calls.

BRM
03-22-2008, 10:51 AM
There were 32 games in the last two days, there were a lot of bad calls.

Ain't that the truth.

FCB is right. The SEC is teh suck. ;)

The Big Ten will probably lose it's three remaining teams today and tomorrow.

Falls City Beer
03-22-2008, 11:13 AM
FCB, please, in your infinite wisdom, see if you can guess which conference holds the following marks:

- Made 15 appearances in the Final Four since 1993. (Only second to the ACC)
- Won 5 national championships in that time
- Has a team advance to the Sweet Sixteen 18 times in a row (1990-2007)
- Has all of its conference teams in the AP top 25 at least once since 1999. (Only conference to do that).
- Has the best winning percentage in the tournament over the past two seasons

The "Psht." argument/response is my recommendation for your retort.

The SEC used to be a tremendous powerhouse conference, as recent as 7-8 years ago. But I think even you have to admit, it's fallen on pretty hard times the last 5 or so years.

dabvu2498
03-24-2008, 08:11 AM
Did you watch the Vandy game? What happened?


Vandy sucked.

Heath
03-24-2008, 08:41 AM
Did you watch the Vandy game? What happened?

Kevin Stallings looks like Drew Carey's brother on the Drew Carey Show.

dabvu2498
03-24-2008, 08:48 AM
Kevin Stallings looks like Drew Carey's brother on the Drew Carey Show.

My wife thinks he looks like Fred Thompson's younger brother.

WMR
03-24-2008, 12:18 PM
Interesting hypothesis I heard about Vandy... that their 'unique' home floor situation is actually a disadvantage for their team come tournament time.

Would they benefit in the long run from having to play all of their games with the same bench situation as the rest of the country as well as what they will be forced to use in the NCAAs.

Not saying that's why they lost, b/c it clearly wasn't, just something to ponder.

dabvu2498
03-24-2008, 12:34 PM
Interesting hypothesis I heard about Vandy... that their 'unique' home floor situation is actually a disadvantage for their team come tournament time.

Would they benefit in the long run from having to play all of their games with the same bench situation as the rest of the country as well as what they will be forced to use in the NCAAs.

Not saying that's why they lost, b/c it clearly wasn't, just something to ponder.

Didn't hurt em last year. Or in 03-04.

WMR
03-24-2008, 12:37 PM
What was it like being at that game? Are you glad you went? Did you go to the other days of games as well? What was the crowd composition?

dabvu2498
03-24-2008, 01:02 PM
What was it like being at that game? Are you glad you went? Did you go to the other days of games as well? What was the crowd composition?

It wasn't as good an atmosphere as other venues I've been to. Tampa isn't a great basketball town. Easter weekend/Spring Break may have held the crowd down some too. The weather was pretty nice, so your casual fan may have been playing golf or fishing instead. Beautiful arena right on the waterfront.

Clemson had by far the most people there. Then Vandy/Villanova/UConn all with about the same amount. Western had quite a few people make the trek.

You could've had a ticket in the club level yesterday for $10. Maybe 5 by the time the games started.

I am glad I went. I was born in BGKY and my dad still lives closeby and has Western season tickets so seeing them make it through was great. He and his cronies were thrilled to say the least. Plus I got to see some of my Vandy peeps that I hadn't seen since school and spent a great day on a boat on Tampa Bay on Saturday.

I'm torn about what to do with my tickets for Detroit for this weekend. I got decent seats pretty cheap. Don't know if it's worth the drive. You want em, WMR?

WMR
03-24-2008, 01:06 PM
Oh wow that is tempting!!! I have plans but damn that would be fun! :(

How far of a drive is Detroit for you?

dabvu2498
03-24-2008, 01:10 PM
Oh wow that is tempting!!! I have plans but damn that would be fun! :(

How far of a drive is Detroit for you?

3.5-4 hours