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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby NonProfitCow » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:05 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Nova/Duke would be a Final 4 matchup, it can't be the title game. At this point I'm aiming for the balance of maximum seeding and mid-major chaos, with exceptions for power conference teams that are aesthetic obscenities(Syracuse, WVU, KSU).

I think he was saying it's a de facto title game.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:40 pm

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Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Nova/Duke would be a Final 4 matchup, it can't be the title game. At this point I'm aiming for the balance of maximum seeding and mid-major chaos, with exceptions for power conference teams that are aesthetic obscenities(Syracuse, WVU, KSU).

I think he was saying it's a de facto title game.

Yeah that's what I meant. Winner of that game should be the winner. I know Michigan is "hot" but they still are a team that lost 5 games in a horsefeathers BIG conference and basically lost to Houston last weekend. They certainly have the easiest path and it wouldn't be a shock if they won it and Beilein is probably the best coach in the country, just think Nova and Duke (on the right night for Duke) are the clear two best teams left with Nova being the clear best.
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby bcl412 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:00 am

Loyola vs One of the big schools would be a cool David vs Goliath title game.
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Postby UMFan83 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:27 am

Not complaining but sucks that I have to root against Loyola now. Beilein is unreal
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby Brian707 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:52 pm

Michigan. -5.5 favorite
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby soccer10k » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:32 pm

Gotta love Trent and Allen continuing to jack up 3’s (3-18 before Allen’s meaningless one at the end) as Bagley gets 9 shots total. And why teams repeatedly go for 3s late like that astounds me. Down 3 with 50 seconds? Jack up a 3. Down 5 with 30 seconds left? Jack up more 3’s.
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby NewUserName » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:27 am

soccer10k wrote:Gotta love Trent and Allen continuing to jack up 3’s (3-18 before Allen’s meaningless one at the end) as Bagley gets 9 shots total. And why teams repeatedly go for 3s late like that astounds me. Down 3 with 50 seconds? Jack up a 3. Down 5 with 30 seconds left? Jack up more 3’s.


Especially when teams are basically giving you a lay up by overplaying tbe 3 on defense. Take your lay up and extend tbe game
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby snoodmonger » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:30 am

Fun game. If you'd have told me we could win with Udoka only playing 20 minutes, I'd have said no way. Agree with the posters above, major fail on Duke's part to not just give the ball to Bagley.
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby soccer10k » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:42 am

With a couple missed or made shots, we could have three different final four teams.

-Michigan buzzer beating 3 to beat Houston by 1
-Loyola hit a 3 with less than a second left to beat Miami by 2, then hit a jumper with 5 seconds left to beat Tennessee by 1
-Kansas needed Allen's shot at the buzzer to roll out to go to overtime.
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Postby Old Style » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:44 pm

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Postby biittner77 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:59 pm

soccer10k wrote:With a couple missed or made shots, we could have three different final four teams.

-Michigan buzzer beating 3 to beat Houston by 1
-Loyola hit a 3 with less than a second left to beat Miami by 2, then hit a jumper with 5 seconds left to beat Tennessee by 1
-Kansas needed Allen's shot at the buzzer to roll out to go to overtime.


That sort of thing happens every year. We only remember them if the team wins the championship.
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby Derwood » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:15 am

It was a nice run.
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Postby sneakypower » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:18 am

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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby snoodmonger » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:28 am

lol, well we had a good run
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby soccer10k » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:07 am

snoodmonger wrote:lol, well we had a good run


Tied for most 3 pointers made in a Final Four game and they do it in a half.

Nothing you can do when Nova shoots like that.
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby snoodmonger » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:54 am

soccer10k wrote:
snoodmonger wrote:lol, well we had a good run


Tied for most 3 pointers made in a Final Four game and they do it in a half.

Nothing you can do when Nova shoots like that.


Nope. I mean, even without them shooting the ball like that, we would have had to have played one of our best games to beat them. They were a much better team with a much higher ceiling. I thought KU was a sweet 16 team all season, so I'm happy about how deep we got. Still, when you get that close....
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby Derwood » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:22 pm

Nova is going to destroy MIchigan, right? They're making this tournament look easy
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby Brian707 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:55 pm

7 point favorites.Villanova
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby NewUserName » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:55 pm

Derwood wrote:Nova is going to destroy MIchigan, right? They're making this tournament look easy


If Michigan shoots lights out it could be a game...but even if they do I think they would be hard pressed to beat Villanova
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby soccer10k » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:27 pm

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Derwood wrote:Nova is going to destroy MIchigan, right? They're making this tournament look easy


If Michigan shoots lights out it could be a game...but even if they do I think they would be hard pressed to beat Villanova


I’m thinking this will be similar to 2009 with UNC over MSU. Nova’s just too good and they’re on a roll right now, just like that UNC team was.
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby snoodmonger » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:46 pm

michigan is a better defensive team than KU, and their smaller, mobile bigs won't be a liability on D like Dok was for KU. I think it will be a better game, but if Nova plays even 80% of their ceiling, it's probably a Nova win.
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby Derwood » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:23 am

This is going exactly as predicted
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:10 am

God Villanova is so good. Congrats to them. Still in love with this UM team though
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:15 am

Nova was obviously impressive when they shot the ball but their defense was outstanding
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Re: NCAA Tournament 2018

Postby Derwood » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:48 pm

UMFan83 wrote:God Villanova is so good. Congrats to them. Still in love with this UM team though


Michigan was Toast when they got down double digits and then bricked about 20 three-pointers in a row. If you can’t climb back with the three ball, you’re screwed against Nova.
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