ncaa tournament thread
figured i would start one so we could talk about all the action going on without having to create new ones for every game.
Omar Samhan is killing Richmond down low. He had to sit out a while in the first half with 3 fouls, but with 15 minutes remaining he already has like 25 points and is getting whatever he wants and showing great patience.
Samhan is a BIG body...He's slow, but he knows how to use his frame. Richmond needs to make the comeback lol. I picked them in this one.
Kansas State is KILLING...Luis Colion is TERRIBLE. Pullen and Clemente are too much for North Texas' guards. Also, too much size. Pullen got hurt about 5 mins back, fell on his tailbone...Hope the pain doesn't last too long.
UTEP and Butler is underway.
richmond does not look good at all. Smahan has outrebounded their entire team. The spiders don't do anything special and have zero interior play. The Gaels will be in trouble too. Their guards are not quick on either end of the court. They should get by Richmond today, but if they play a team with size and or quick gaurds that can attack samhan and get him in foul trouble, they will be in trouble.
i wish i was watching utep vs butler. I guess they figure since saint marrys is a california team, they will show them here. Too bad because that utep game was one i was most looking forward to. I like butler in it.
Sounds exactly like the next team they'll play (Baylor)..
How about them Racers? Wish I wasn't at work, stuck watching ESPN scoreboard and refreshing the page every 5 minutes. I'm debating whether to wait the Richmond-St.Marys' game out, or go ahead and drive home. Toughest decision I have been faced with all day.
it's 15 and growing for saint marys, you could probably go ahead and drive home. Yet another bad pick by me, at least i got KState correct.
You should leave if your expecting a comeback LOL
what do you guys think about the big east so far? Seton Hall got blwon out in the nit. UConn barely won by 2 in the NIT. Notre Dame lost today. Villanova needed a comeback to win by 3 in overtime vs robert morris. Is the best conference in america looking a little overrated, or is too early for that?
I always said the Big East was the deepest conference, which I think they are partly because they have like 20 teams in the conference. I think the Big 12 has the better teams though, at the top. The Big 12 is top-heavy, but the Big East has more good teams.
its late and off topic but did anybody see that " Our Noah is better looking than their Noah" sign during the Florida - BYU game?
Yesssss!! lol..The guy they were talking about looked like he was like 40 years old
In what league would Gordon Hayward be the best draft prospect in the UTEP-Butler game? I'm not sure he starts at UTEP. This is the second straight tourney where he gets matched up against an athletic team and looks incredibly pedestrian.
Finally, someone who doesn't think Hayward is that good. Everyone should know by now that I think Gordon Hayward is a poor mans version of Adam Morrison. Yes, that bad.
UTEP is playing very uninspired D right now against Butler, and are only up by 1 right now with less than 16 mins. They have a bunch of guys that feel like they can win by just showing up. They better step it up, they should be up by at least 7 or 8. They have advantages all over the court, they are just too selfish right now..
Im not so high on Hayward either
and im glad someone noticed that too, UTEP has so much talent and advantages right now, but theres too much 1 on 1 going on and selfishness
Im wondering what you guys think of Karon Abraham from Robert Morris.
Hes a freshman and had 23 points against Villanova.
He could shoot the ball and drive.
He is way too small to have an NBA career, but Im wondering if anyone thinks he can develop into a really good college player who could lead Robert Morris to some more tournaments and higher seeds than 15.
Im just wondering your thoughts cause he impressed me
Damn UTEP...They are still not defending or playing unselfish. Down by 17 with 8 mins left. Butler is raining 3's now
Butler is on fire right now..
Great, I should have picked Butler.
I should have too...I should've known UTEP would get selfish. I never thought of them as a great defensive team either. What was I thinking lol.
I still think they will be SUPER good next year though..
finally someone makes me look smart, thanks butler. I told tezo the other day that butler will out execute utep and shelvin mack will match culpeppers production. That almost makes up for puttin notre dame in the elite 8.
llperez22, nothing makes up for Notre Dame in the elite 8. CAA Represent.
wow, culpepper took a nasty fall. But bad foul call though, that was nothing but ball. Refs just reacted to the fall.
You had Notre Dame getting to the Elite 8?? Man...That bracket is messed up worse than mine would've been had Villanova lost lol.
Northern Iowa vs. UNLV is about to be underway...This is a game I had a fairly tough time deciding on, but I like Northern Iowa more.
knicksfan, don't get me wrong. I was pulling for Old Dominion. Im all 4 the little guys. How about harangody only having 2 points until that last second meaningless tip in gave him 4. Fans call him out for the team being better without him then he stinks in the first round. Tough way to end what was an amazing college career. I honestly feel bad for him.
i made 3 last second changes to my bracket this morning. I switched to Northern Iowa over UNLV, GTech over OK St, and Temple over Cornell. Let's make me look good NIU.
Yea I changed the UTEP game. I had them getting beat in the 2nd round against Murray St. Now I'm going to have an extra loss on my bracket. Damn.
Kentucky v. ETSU is on. John Wall is falling asleep ON THE BALL on defense, gave up 6 of Kentucky's 10 pts.. Kentucky up by 2 with 15 mins in the 1st half, but I think they should spread. They're up despite not playing all that great. Patterson is playing like a man amongst boys...Very strong out there. Cousions has made some nice passes.
UNLV up by 2 vs. Northern Iowa. Come on guys..
whats up with georgetown, they struggling against ohio. These 2 upsets really messed up my bracket lol
If G-Town loses, alot of people will be bracket ripping.
I hope UNLV wins. I need a monster Friday. I had UTEP in the sweet sixteen and Vandy in round 2. Fail.
all right washington. the pac 10 is riding on you.
#0 for Ohio....he's can shoot.
Bassett is pure wet
I'll tell you this. Ohio look GOOD right now
Greg Monroe is disappointing me
He seems not only soft but passive. He must get it together for the 2nd half
These upsets are killing my bracket lol i already have 2 wrong predictions
Armon Bassett can ball, he can shoot drive AND pass.
Hes a player im keeping my eye on
Didn't he transfer to Ohio? I heard that name before.
Yup! He's a former Indiana guy
Really G'Town? Really? Armon Bassett is shooting well. I liked his stroke when he was at Indiana. But I don't need G'Town losing right now...I had them going kinda far.
Kentucky is stretching like everyone knew they would.
Northern Iowa is losing, and they let UNLV dictate more than they would've liked. If they keep it half-court, they should win. UNLV has some holes in it's half-court D and they aren't that efficient.
Washington up on Marquette...I'll watch that one.
I'll have my bracket destroyed for these upsets anyday
that's what im talking about r-dot. I have Gtown in my elite 8 as well, but im pulling for ohio big time.
Exactly, i love the upset, personally it makes it more fun for me.
Isaiah Thomas looks like a 10 year old kid lol. Marquette up by 1. Very fast-paced and entertaining game. Both of these teams are nearly identical in their matchups/personnel.
yeah its an entertaining game, both teams are on fire from downtown..
yeah, they both shoot lights out. I think marquette shoots better though, so washington might want to defend a little and work the post.
who saw that alley oop? ohios just havin fun now!
are my eyes decieving me, or did the huskies just post isaiah thomas up and let him back his man down
Yea that was nice...But G'Town is showing signs of life out of the break. I think they'll make it interesting.
Isiah thomas has caught my eye from last year. This guy is amazing, who saw that full court shot that he cashed but didn't count lol
yeah isaiah nailed it from the opposite 3 point line. He's having a good game, but the huskies just aren't getting stops. Down 1 at halftime.