Turn Off Ads?
Page 58 of 67 FirstFirst ... 848545556575859606162 ... LastLast
Results 856 to 870 of 997

Thread: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

  1. #856
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    1,591

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    Thank you for your reasonable take. A UL fan should be very happy with UK's draw. BTW: I don't care much for Pitino, but he does deserve credit for the coaching job he has done this season. He is still an elite coach.
    What do you think about the West Virginia match up. Will payback be an incentive for UK or will WVU's physical play give them fits? Kevin Jones should be a very frustrating match-up for Terrence Jones.

    Louisville is one of the more "finesse" teams in the Big East and West Virginia always gives us trouble with their defense.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #857
    GR8NESS WMR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Posts
    16,960

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by joshnky View Post
    What do you think about the West Virginia match up. Will payback be an incentive for UK or will WVU's physical play give them fits? Kevin Jones should be a very frustrating match-up for Terrence Jones.
    It's a fascinating match-up. Personally I like our chances better with this year's Cats versus this year's WVU squad. This team has the shooters to punish any zone you throw at them...
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


  4. #858
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    1,591

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    It's a fascinating match-up. Personally I like our chances better with this year's Cats versus this year's WVU squad. This team has the shooters to punish any zone you throw at them...
    I might be wrong but I don't think West Virginia has played much zone this year. At least, against UofL, they played Huggins' trademark man-to-man.

  5. #859
    GR8NESS WMR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Posts
    16,960

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by joshnky View Post
    I might be wrong but I don't think West Virginia has played much zone this year. At least, against UofL, they played Huggins' trademark man-to-man.
    Oh cool then I expect that's what we'll see versus UK. You don't want to zone us if you can avoid it... Jones v. Jones will be a tough match-up for the freshman. Hopefully Harrellson, Miller, and Liggins continue to come up big.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


  6. #860
    Yay! dabvu2498's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Middletown, Ohio
    Posts
    7,463

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    Oh you just troll that's right.
    Just holding you accountable. That's a full-time job with UK fans.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

  7. #861
    GR8NESS WMR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Posts
    16,960

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Just holding you accountable. That's a full-time job with UK fans.
    Believe me, I read Cats Pause sometimes and literally shake my head... I think even the UK haters have been able to admit that UK got the pooch job in this bracket. No shame in hating on the NCAA, you can still hate UK too LOL.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


  8. #862
    Member Cedric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Monroe
    Posts
    6,404

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    I have no idea how Kentucky is a #4 seed. How can anyone argue that Florida is a #2 and Texas/UK is a #4?

    But Kentucky is just getting karma returned from all the years of Newton giving them cake walk tournament matchups
    This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.

  9. #863
    GR8NESS WMR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Posts
    16,960

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Here's Coach Cal's latest Lexy where he talks about winning the SEC tournament and UK's seed in the NCAAT. 3 minute clip.
    http://lexy.com/show/1497
    "We just won the SEC! I'm not going to let this draw ruin my day, don't let it ruin yours."

    He's obviously annoyed and perplexed but you can tell why the guy is such a great coach/motivator/recruiter. Only positivity from Cal and I know the players feed off that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


  10. #864
    C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Almost Heaven
    Posts
    8,445

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by joshnky View Post
    What do you think about the West Virginia match up. Will payback be an incentive for UK or will WVU's physical play give them fits? Kevin Jones should be a very frustrating match-up for Terrence Jones.

    Louisville is one of the more "finesse" teams in the Big East and West Virginia always gives us trouble with their defense.
    In all honesty, I want to say that I am worried about this game, but a lot of WVU fans, including my fiancee, seem to think WVU isn't going to go very far.

    I was at the WVU-Louisville game in Morgantown and I agree with the finesse comment. I do think one difference that Kentucky has over Louisville though is a size advantage on the wings, specifically Miller and Liggins. WVU smothered Louisville's shooters and I look for them to do the same with Kentucky, but there is a height advantage to consider.

    This is a completely different team than last year though. Last years team WVU played a 1-3-1 zone and forced Kentucky to beat them from three, which wasn't Kentucky's strength. Play the same zone against UK this year and you are asking to get beat. I expect more man to man and WVU to contest every three that UK puts up. They have done very well in guarding the three this year.

    This years team is also much smarter than last years. Last years was more talented, but this years has limited turnovers and makes much better decisions. Joe Mazzulla did an excellent job defending John Wall last year and is the type of PG who could give Brandon Knight fits. Terrence Jones isn't a good matchup for Terrence Jones, but I would shade Harrellson on KJ as well.

    If I am Cal, I would force Kevin Jones to beat me. Let KJ get his points inside and lock down everybody else. Liggins/Miller on Flowers, Lamb on Truck, and Knight on Mazulla. If KJ gets 25+ points while the rest are kept below 10 or more, I would bet on Kentucky. If any of John Flowers, Casey Mitchell, or Truck Bryant get hot, Kentucky is in trouble.

    Just remember, Huggs has Cal's number. I expect a slugfest. Also wouldn't be shocked if Liggins and Flowers get engaged in some serious trash talking.
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  11. #865
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    15,624

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    My picks:

    Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama are all out. (Though Bama and UGA should be in, at least.)
    Tennessee made it easily...although I expect them to bow out quick and start working on that NCAA hearing...

  12. #866
    C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS! WVRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Almost Heaven
    Posts
    8,445

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Tennessee made it easily...although I expect them to bow out quick and start working on that NCAA hearing and finding a new coach.
    Fixed it for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

  13. #867
    Member cumberlandreds's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Sterling VA
    Posts
    9,445

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    If UK had beaten three teams during the season they should have beaten,Alabama,Ole Miss and Arkansas,then they would have been a two seed in Florida's spot. You have to beat these poor to medicore teams to leave no doubt about your seeding. It's a tough road for them but crazy things happen in this tournament and the teams you expect to be playing aren't always there. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see WVU lose to the UAB/Clemson winner.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

  14. #868
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Bedford, KY
    Posts
    8,992

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    Every team loses to teams they shouldn't.

    Kentucky got jobbed by the NCAA.

    They were the SEC Tournament champ. SOS was very good (8th in the country). RPI? 7th. Tons of close games lost in the last possession or two, but improving to winning those close games late. 8-2 in the last 10, including two wins over Florida, a road win over UT, and a win over Vandy. (Not to mention avenging losses to Ole Miss and Bama on the way to the tourney title.)

    This decision-- though trumped as a story by the inexcusable decision to once again keep Greenberg's team out, not to mention Colorado-- is the worst seeding call by the NCAA of the past five years. It's indefensible, really. It hurts Kentucky, but it also hurts OSU.

    The Buckeyes are the best team in the dance. But, if seeds hold, their road to the Final Four is much, much more difficult than either Pitt or Duke. Duke's road is a joke, but, hey, that's the way the NCAA rolls every year. Why be surprised?

    No, the problem is that OSU will have to go through UK, UNC, Duke then Kansas to win it all.

    Duke? An untested SD State or a UConn team that played five games in five days last week. A fading Texas squad.

    Pitt? Wisconsin, Florida, or BYU. (The matchups are a joke, too. Wisconsin isn't big or athletic enough, Florida's too wispy and tiny in the backcourt, and BYU would lose by 20+.)

    Yawn.

    This happens every year with Duke. (Or at least the past decade or so.) It's part of the reason that squad gets so much vitriol aimed at it from rival fans.

    IMO, that hate is misplaced in this instance. It should be squarely directed at the NCAA. After all, it's not Duke that makes the pairings.

    And I realize you still have to win.

    But, if you're a Duke fan (or claim bias on my part), ask yourself this: would you rather face UK in the Sweet 16 or Texas? UNC or San Diego State in the Elite 8?

    Who was the number one seed again?
    "You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
    -- Christy Matthewson
    "Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
    -- Leo Durocher

  15. #869
    GR8NESS WMR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Posts
    16,960

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    I quoted you in the other thread, some people might miss it here and it is exactly correct.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


  16. #870
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    7,202

    Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition

    I'm not as concerned when a team gets a favorable draw due to "matchups"
    (Scrap mentioned Wisconsin being easy pickings for a Pitt team because they wouldn't match up well.) Wisconsin deserved its 4 seed, if that happened to match up with a team they could give problems I wouldn't complain so it's the same going the other direction.

    But what gets me in this is if the comittee truly used an S curve, with Ohio State ranked 1, Kansas Ranked 2, Pitt 3, and Duke 4 as they said, then their rankings were pretty much;

    ------>
    1. tOSU
    2. Kansas
    3. Pitt
    4. Duke
    <-------
    5. San Diego State
    6. Florida
    7. Notre Dame
    8. North Carolina
    -------->
    9. Syracuse
    10. Purdue
    11. BYU
    12. UConn
    <----------
    13. Texas
    14. Louisville
    15. Wisconsin
    16. Kentucky
    When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
    ---Joe Posnanski


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25