Lots of links between the programs too: Dean, Larry, Roy, etc.
NCAA Basketball Offseason
Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:52 AM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:04 AM
There are a dozen better jobs. At least three in the Big 10 (Indiana, Michigan, OSU and probably MSU - which has been strong recently but doesn't have the pedigree of any of those). All those mentioned as equals or potentials are actually superior as are Georgetown and Louisville. Perhaps Marquette - which has a stronger tradition in the Chicago area. Illinois has potential, but they also have only two Final Four appearances since the Eisenhower administration.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:35 AM
Just going to vent now.... anyone else watch the Wisconsin/Syracuse game? Every damn game the Badgers win I'm left thinking... they cant drive to the hoop, its all 3 pt scoring and somehow they either win or stay competitive. I don't believe in that game plan, if you can't be strong inside the paint, you can't win. And wouldn't you know it but there it is... final 15 secs vs Syracuse, sink a bucket and Badgers win... "dude just drive to the hoop --> get fouled or sink that shit!" .... result: flopping around outside, long shot with a guy in his face, nada. ~~painful.~~
Ok, Ohio St or bust. And also .... Kentucky looks great.
Edited by arrowfan, 24 March 2012 - 03:18 AM.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:57 AM
You say you are sorry for the players that Cal will get things wiped out... If anything that statement is backwards. John Calipari has never been accused of NCAA violations of any type.
The 1995-1996 season at UMass was struck from the books after CALIPARI reported that Marcus Camby had some dealings with an agent while enrolled at school outside the knowledge of the staff.
The 2008-2009 season at Memphis was wiped out after a very convoluted process. Before the season, the NCAA Clearinghouse told schools recruiting Derrick Rose that he was academically eligible to play. During the season, the company that administers the SAT had questions regarding the score and sent a request for information to his home address ( not school). He never replied and they vacated his score. The NCAA later retroactively declared him ineligible and vacated the season.
The popular groupthink has Calipari branded as a cheater, but in those two documented instances I don't see any way to support that.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:55 AM
Sorry Arrow, but I have to say that I was
pleased with the outcome. Living so close to SYR, I feel like I have to root for them.
Is UNC definately without Marshall this Sunday? I can't imagine him playing, but Roy Williams still says it's uncertain. It might be the end of the road for us since we are up against Kansas, but you never know.
Would have liked to have seen a Tarheel/Wolfpack game, but no. (I am old enough to remember the Jimmy V. Wolfpack years, although I was in elementary school.) I was always a Tarheel fan.
Edited by Skunkbelly, 24 March 2012 - 10:13 AM.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:59 PM
If Kentucky can get past Baylor... I think I prefer to play UofL even though they are playing so well right now. It is near impossible to beat a team 4 times in one year. So it'll have to be twice in a year with the Cards.
But first things first... After the frantic pace of last night's game, I do worry that the Cats will be fatigued and Baylor will be able to use their athleticism to their advantage. Should be interesting.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:27 PM
Roy said he did dribble the ball at practice and will be a game time decision.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:02 PM
ETA: Poor 'Cuse. I can almost hear the groans from here. I bet that little old lady I saw in Sears today wearing the orange plaid SU hat is sad right about now.
Edited by Skunkbelly, 24 March 2012 - 09:31 PM.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:59 PM
To be fair... They made it a game or two farther than most thought they would without Melo.