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"The 2024 NCAA Tournament Post"


  

          

Calling all Bracket Guys! Come through and make your bold claims for this, the best time of the entire calendar year!

I have very limited faith in my team. Hopefully they actually play like they care this weekend and we can make it to an inevitable drubbing at the hands of Houston in the Sweet 16. Then again, I lost my shirt on Houston vs. Miami last year, so anything is possible, I reckon. It is, after all, the time for madness.

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LFG
Mar 17th 2024
1
I’m picking Hurley and the Huskies again. Anybody can win it though.
Mar 18th 2024
2
I can’t stand Hurley but they look great
Mar 18th 2024
3
I’m not watching unless they lose
Mar 19th 2024
5
Hey Bracket Guys: McCullar out for the tournament for Kansas.
Mar 19th 2024
4
Bracket busting news.
Mar 19th 2024
6
Good game Wagner and Howard. VA up next, hope the lose by 30
Mar 19th 2024
7
they are well on their way.
Mar 19th 2024
8
      LMAO. Fire everyone on the committee that wanted them in.
Mar 19th 2024
9
           but the analytics.. this is their 6th or 7th loss by 20+ points
Mar 19th 2024
10
                Hey, the analytics say they should've been out, lol.
Mar 20th 2024
11
                     No way MSU should be in based on analytics
Mar 20th 2024
16
                          You're mixing up analytics and resume.
Mar 20th 2024
19
                               man, shut up.. lol. Both those teams were not worthy of selection
Mar 21st 2024
24
                                    Who's making excuses?
Mar 21st 2024
27
                                         no offense, I wasn’t looking for an explanation.
Mar 21st 2024
31
I got a genuine question for yall college hoop heads...
Mar 20th 2024
12
they had a 14 min drought thru halftime
Mar 20th 2024
13
UMBC tried to warn everyone
Mar 20th 2024
14
He's never had less offensive talent on his roster.
Mar 20th 2024
15
I didn’t watch them a lot this year but they seem to lack talent.
Mar 20th 2024
17
its like the committee wanted to embarrass the ACC with this outing
Mar 20th 2024
18
the 16 vs 16 games are my favorite thing
Mar 20th 2024
20
All have been great games.
Mar 21st 2024
23
I watched Seton Hall - St. Joes
Mar 20th 2024
21
A bunch of the NIT games yesterday were *real* close.
Mar 21st 2024
22
VCU held off Nova.
Mar 21st 2024
25
Long Beach State AD looking like shit right now
Mar 21st 2024
26
Looks like I'll be rooting for Sparty on Saturday.
Mar 21st 2024
28
THE DUKES! Awesome story. Happy for Dambrot.
Mar 21st 2024
29
Bye bye BYU. Couldn’t guard those boys
Mar 21st 2024
30
      Easiest pick in the entire bracket
Mar 22nd 2024
56
Big time shot making at the end of this Oakland/UK game
Mar 21st 2024
32
maybe it's time for Kentucky to get a new coach?
Mar 21st 2024
33
Great summary on Twitter
Mar 21st 2024
34
The thing that kills me...
Mar 22nd 2024
45
      He literally went right to the age thing after the game…
Mar 22nd 2024
47
      He’s a fucking fraud
Mar 22nd 2024
52
           Fraud alert
Mar 22nd 2024
54
Calipari lost in front of his home town.. smh.
Mar 21st 2024
35
Those fake ass 5 star kids ain't 5 starring!!
Mar 21st 2024
36
RBO somewhere down bad, per usual.
Mar 21st 2024
37
No doubt
Mar 21st 2024
41
This! No one impressed me on that team
Mar 22nd 2024
46
Then again (X/Twitter)
Mar 21st 2024
38
i just saw that.
Mar 21st 2024
40
Him and Jimbo Fisher are the college sports buyout bagmen
Mar 22nd 2024
44
never give anyone a lifetime contract
Mar 21st 2024
39
long overdue
Mar 21st 2024
42
refs shitted on Samford. Pac 12 crew, so no surprise there.
Mar 21st 2024
43
Cant have Kentucky and Kansas bounced early
Mar 22nd 2024
48
SEC! SEC! SEC!
Mar 22nd 2024
49
I’ll be shocked if TN gets to the elite 8
Mar 22nd 2024
51
Lol. Maybe they should stick to football
Mar 22nd 2024
53
Mountain West record 6 bids… 1-4 in the first round
Mar 22nd 2024
50
SEC and Mountain West - fuck outta here
Mar 22nd 2024
55
Thanks A&M. We don't have to hear about fake ass Linsanity
Mar 22nd 2024
57
Goddamn, how can you hate on Tominaga? He rocks.
Mar 22nd 2024
58
Grand Canyon got some ballers!!!
Mar 23rd 2024
59
For-profit schools can get sick transfers, lol.
Mar 23rd 2024
60
UNC is so weird man
Mar 23rd 2024
61
Oakland / NC State.. OT!!
Mar 23rd 2024
62
Insane that State is here. They *stunk* down the stretch.
Mar 23rd 2024
63
I’m enjoying watching a team play inside out
Mar 23rd 2024
66
      It takes special players, for sure.
Mar 23rd 2024
67
ACC looking strong in the 64 team tourney.. lol
Mar 23rd 2024
64
Except for, of course, the third-place ACC team.
Mar 23rd 2024
65
      John Hollinger had the best summary I read about UVA
Mar 23rd 2024
69
      I think they will adjust the selections metrics a bit after this year
Mar 23rd 2024
71
           There's one particular metric I think would help a lot...
Mar 24th 2024
74
      I said the 64 team tourney.. lol
Mar 23rd 2024
70
survive and fucking advance
Mar 23rd 2024
68
shocked Tennessee advanced
Mar 23rd 2024
72
      allegedly
Mar 23rd 2024
73
Great games in the Midwest region last night.
Mar 24th 2024
75
I love Shaka and this particular Marquette team
Mar 24th 2024
76
Clemson is absolutely Shaqtin' Baylor back into this game
Mar 24th 2024
77
Shout out to Grand Canyon
Mar 24th 2024
78
Yo, Houston...chill
Mar 24th 2024
79
Madness!! Garcia been so dope, all evening...
Mar 24th 2024
80
That jump ball call was a gift to A&M
Mar 24th 2024
81
drive to the hoop and throw yourself at defenders
Mar 24th 2024
82
Gonna be some great Sweet 16 games.
Mar 24th 2024
83
Chalkiest Sweet 16 in awhile
Mar 25th 2024
84
Uconn cold and SDSU is scrappy
Mar 28th 2024
85
Yessir...Sweet 16 worthy
Mar 28th 2024
86
There's only so much LeDee can do.
Mar 28th 2024
87
      Another former. Holtmann playing balling out this year
Mar 29th 2024
115
Caleb Love was really PAC 10 poty?
Mar 28th 2024
88
Lol, right
Mar 28th 2024
91
lmao at the criticism of the ACC this year
Mar 28th 2024
89
Yea, Kickin ass and laughing at the critics
Mar 28th 2024
93
Clemson got a dude that looks like Jonah Hill in “Accepted”…
Mar 28th 2024
90
We were robbed of a deep Cream run
Mar 28th 2024
95
      They had this kid on LeBatard last week…
Mar 29th 2024
129
West coast teams always fold
Mar 28th 2024
92
Always like last year?
Mar 28th 2024
96
Ok, Ok….usually
Mar 28th 2024
100
But Pitt had a bad loss in November in a winter tourney
Mar 28th 2024
97
Mountain West, lol, you can’t be serious
Mar 28th 2024
94
SDSU did fine and had a nice run after going to the NCG last season
Mar 28th 2024
98
UNC and bama hooping
Mar 28th 2024
99
great half of basketball
Mar 28th 2024
101
RJ selling hard rn wtf
Mar 28th 2024
102
So much for AZ vs UNC
Mar 28th 2024
103
ROLL TIDE!!
Mar 28th 2024
104
GRANT NELSON - a hero is born
Mar 28th 2024
105
he was inconsistent and underwhelming
Mar 28th 2024
112
That was pathetic man. RJ and Hubert should be ashamed of themselves
Mar 28th 2024
106
Ole boy had RJ in cuffs
Mar 28th 2024
108
Tell me who is Paxton Wojick
Mar 28th 2024
110
I’m not a Carolina fan but I was like who the fuck is this guy??
Mar 29th 2024
113
RJ sold hard
Mar 28th 2024
111
Lost to those Bamas
Mar 28th 2024
107
great game.
Mar 28th 2024
109
Man I’m nervous for tonight
Mar 29th 2024
114
you're a Purdue fan I assume?
Mar 29th 2024
116
An actual Purdue fan? Dud you go there
Mar 29th 2024
117
Yes, grad, but also grew up nearby. Was a fan from early
Mar 29th 2024
123
      My nephew is a freshman at Purdue, so they’re my adopted
Mar 29th 2024
135
Bro, you been repping for SO long…
Mar 29th 2024
118
      Ha! We’ve had some good times over the years
Mar 29th 2024
125
i feel bad for Bacot
Mar 29th 2024
119
agreed….but I’m also ready for these 5 year players to be out
Mar 29th 2024
120
Seems like a solid dude, he damn sure got the most out of his time there
Mar 29th 2024
121
i feel you but its also admirable that they have so many players who
Mar 29th 2024
124
Lol, Seth Towns
Apr 01st 2024
193
yeah, he seems like a really good young dude...
Mar 29th 2024
122
      Think I saw him on a credit card commercial, recently…
Mar 29th 2024
126
           i think i saw that too
Mar 29th 2024
127
                I’m good with NIL keeping actual juniors and seniors there
Mar 29th 2024
128
NC State out here ballin tho
Mar 29th 2024
130
I’m having fun watching it, hope they win it all
Mar 29th 2024
132
      I wouldn’t be mad at all. Super happy for these guys
Mar 29th 2024
134
Purdue is in control, but…
Mar 29th 2024
131
NC State is like fuck your bracket!!
Mar 29th 2024
133
Let's go Houston!!
Mar 29th 2024
136
Duke needs to settle down or this could get ugly
Mar 29th 2024
137
Yeah toughness hasn’t been our strong point this year at all
Mar 29th 2024
138
      Duke playing some D too.. Houston can't shoot.
Mar 29th 2024
139
           I’m impressed. Shit coulda gotten outta hand early
Mar 29th 2024
141
smh, Houston can’t catch a break
Mar 29th 2024
140
Of course houstons Naismith candidate gets hurt
Mar 29th 2024
142
SMH, Flip committed 2 offensive fouls on one play
Mar 29th 2024
143
Yezzir
Mar 29th 2024
144
VOLS, BITCH
Mar 29th 2024
145
Hope Santi can bounce back
Mar 30th 2024
154
All I know is, a month ago, Duke loses that game.
Mar 29th 2024
146
the way we responded to that initial punch in the face wasnt too
Mar 30th 2024
147
      that shit looked over in the first 3 minutes
Mar 30th 2024
148
           this shit is nuts man. triangle finna be lit sat and sunday
Mar 30th 2024
149
                I can't recall the last time I saw something like this State run.
Mar 30th 2024
150
                     keats has been sliding by for a minute now. he literally pulled off the
Mar 30th 2024
151
                          Brownell lowkey in the same boat too, lol.
Mar 30th 2024
152
                               almost identical situation lol...cats be hangin on by a thread
Mar 30th 2024
153
                               Brownell is tap dancing all over the Big 12
Mar 30th 2024
157
Rothstein hyped the MWC all year because CBS shows their games
Mar 30th 2024
155
welcome to 10 years ago
Mar 30th 2024
156
      lol, I usually try my best to ignore these assholes
Mar 30th 2024
158
           If it's any consolation, the committee is not listening to the media...
Mar 30th 2024
159
                there will never be full transparency on seeding
Mar 30th 2024
160
                     Oh, I know.
Mar 30th 2024
166
Gotdamn UCONN!!!
Mar 30th 2024
161
national champs. its over.
Mar 30th 2024
162
While I feel the same way...
Mar 30th 2024
164
Tenn. and Purdue are the only ones I could see doing it
Mar 30th 2024
168
      ^^^ classic ACC hater
Mar 31st 2024
171
30-0 run is mad
Mar 30th 2024
163
Underwood said the dumbest shit at the half.
Mar 30th 2024
165
      Absurd, lol
Mar 30th 2024
167
      Pink slip worthy strategy lol
Mar 30th 2024
169
***satisfying, belly deep villain laughter***
Mar 31st 2024
172
sears having the game of his life rn
Mar 30th 2024
170
Thank you 🙏🏾 Purdue
Mar 31st 2024
173
Zach E(dey)ating!
Mar 31st 2024
174
Eating!! Woohooo! 44 years drought broken!
Mar 31st 2024
176
VOLS
Mar 31st 2024
175
neither duke nor state playing great
Mar 31st 2024
177
I know they didn't just call a tech on NC States coach?!!
Mar 31st 2024
178
All the times coaches are out on the court??!
Mar 31st 2024
180
Feel the Burns, Duke.
Mar 31st 2024
179
Kid is fun to watch
Mar 31st 2024
181
Absolutely
Mar 31st 2024
182
Butter Burns
Mar 31st 2024
184
Sorry Frank... where's Basa... Down goes Duke
Mar 31st 2024
183
Crazy run for NC State.. almost feel bad for Duke, lol
Mar 31st 2024
185
first final four since 83...im not even mad. 2 banners this season
Mar 31st 2024
189
next year will be "Duke's year." Cooper Flagg comin.
Mar 31st 2024
190
      If he wanted to win, he woulda gone to UCONN
Apr 01st 2024
192
DJ Burns vs. Zach Edey
Mar 31st 2024
186
Godzilla vs King Kong on the hardwood.. lmao
Mar 31st 2024
187
Burns gonna have 3 fouls before tipoff
Mar 31st 2024
188
Disappointing end to what had been a fun run.
Mar 31st 2024
191
wild that I’m more excited for tonights games
Apr 01st 2024
194
A silly ass tradition like.........storming the court??
Apr 01st 2024
195
      stop being goofy, nigga
Apr 01st 2024
196
      LMAOOO
Apr 02nd 2024
213
Not benching Hailey Van Lith is costing them this game.
Apr 01st 2024
197
She came in to sink the ship
Apr 01st 2024
198
im honestly not sure why Flaujae isnt on her
Apr 01st 2024
200
she's rough
Apr 01st 2024
203
^^^^ this is it
Apr 01st 2024
204
Mulkey putting her on an island against Clark was insane.
Apr 01st 2024
205
      Mulkey and HVL were doing their jobs with contempt for each other
Apr 01st 2024
207
      I forgot where I read or saw this, but in UL/Iowa's matchup last year...
Apr 04th 2024
217
im surprised Clark dont have a floater. that shot is there all the time.
Apr 01st 2024
199
terrible call on Reese. Should’ve been an and 1
Apr 01st 2024
201
yeah that was atrocious
Apr 01st 2024
202
Paige Buckets back
Apr 01st 2024
206
cooking
Apr 01st 2024
208
JuJu reminds me SO much of Carmelo Anthony
Apr 02nd 2024
211
      i'd say booker but given relative size in the women's game i see the Mel...
Apr 02nd 2024
215
      that's who she reminds me of as well.
Apr 02nd 2024
216
She’s so good, love watching her play
Apr 02nd 2024
209
I hate she missed that time due to injury....
Apr 02nd 2024
210
      Yup, rooting for her to win it all because of that
Apr 02nd 2024
214
Her only issue was her health....straight up Baller.
Apr 02nd 2024
212
Horrific offensive foul call
Apr 05th 2024
218
completely ruined the ending.
Apr 05th 2024
219
They robbed us all
Apr 05th 2024
220
I said exactly that out loud
Apr 05th 2024
221
I didn't like what Geno was doing there
Apr 05th 2024
222
Bueckers also ran *real* wide of that Edwards rescreen.
Apr 05th 2024
224
      they missed like 7 of their last 8 threes
Apr 05th 2024
225
           The box-and-1 seemed to really shake them.
Apr 05th 2024
226
I mean, it's *definitely* a moving screen.
Apr 05th 2024
223
Up until that point, I thought the game was remarkably well officiated
Apr 06th 2024
227
ive never understood the idea that
Apr 06th 2024
231
It was a bad call, but like I heard Paige say in the presser...
Apr 06th 2024
228
it was definitely a moving screen
Apr 06th 2024
229
A foul is a foul. Nothing special about the last moments
Apr 06th 2024
230
Only person to blame is the one who committed a moving screen
Apr 07th 2024
235
They allowed moving screens like that one ALL game.
Apr 08th 2024
260
Helluva run by NC State. Salute
Apr 06th 2024
232
bama just hit 8-of-11 threes and they are still down two possessions
Apr 06th 2024
233
I think UConn's opening a 6.5 point favorite...
Apr 07th 2024
234
      Maybe, can’t argue it. But 1 game, I have faith.
Apr 07th 2024
236
      thanks i need a rooting interest to watch this
Apr 07th 2024
237
      ^^^ 💰💰💰
Apr 09th 2024
269
White America will be insufferable if Iowa wins this game
Apr 07th 2024
238
Just yanking from 30 feet, lol
Apr 07th 2024
239
The Freshmen are keeping Carolina in this game
Apr 07th 2024
240
Im sorry but these are some straight up BS foul calls
Apr 07th 2024
241
definitely
Apr 07th 2024
242
monster first half
Apr 07th 2024
243
Some of the worst calls, period...
Apr 07th 2024
244
cmon dog, you know what it was.
Apr 07th 2024
251
Salute to Raven Johnson...
Apr 07th 2024
245
you know that wave-off from Clark last year
Apr 07th 2024
249
      she still couldn't hit a shot for shit though lol
Apr 08th 2024
254
Undefeated season is crazy
Apr 07th 2024
246
That stretch where Iowa stayed in zone for too long sealed it.
Apr 07th 2024
247
is man to man really better?
Apr 07th 2024
248
      No, but I think you can't allow them to settle.
Apr 07th 2024
250
           sure, but I go back to last year
Apr 07th 2024
252
Congrats Staley and SC..
Apr 08th 2024
253
UCONN by 12 tonight
Apr 08th 2024
255
Man, fu’k Dan Hurley, what an annoying POS
Apr 08th 2024
256
what makes him a POS
Apr 08th 2024
258
      UCONN lifer here: -----> he performs for the cameras
Apr 08th 2024
259
      In game antics, over the top to an insane degree
Apr 08th 2024
261
           I need to see him get punched in the middle of a game at some point
Apr 08th 2024
262
                We endured Jimmy Boeheim for years, you'll be alright LOL
Apr 08th 2024
263
                     Ha, Boeheim didn’t get into it with opposing players or fans though
Apr 09th 2024
274
That shit was nasty
Apr 08th 2024
257
UCONN had it all this year, again.
Apr 08th 2024
265
R we Blue Blood enough?!?!?!
Apr 08th 2024
264
Congrats to Garfield High School's Jaylin Stewart!
Apr 08th 2024
266
no weaknesses
Apr 08th 2024
267
None!!
Apr 08th 2024
268
UCONN is the best college basketball program in history of the sport
Apr 09th 2024
270
Slow down Stephen A.........UCLA is the standard....
Apr 09th 2024
271
History of the sport from 1985 to now lol
Apr 09th 2024
272
Ehhhh….
Apr 09th 2024
275
He didn’t specify men/women though, so the statement checks out
Apr 09th 2024
277
Typical biased cuse hater … SIX 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆
Apr 09th 2024
278
      Nah….i dislike Hurley
Apr 10th 2024
281
           He's a giant prick. I don't like him either.
Apr 11th 2024
282
It’s debatable. But I admire their ability to win when they get to the...
Apr 09th 2024
276
      Exactly . They’re the epitome of clutch
Apr 09th 2024
279
Edey dominated early and they was still losing
Apr 09th 2024
273
The last time a big ten team won it most of us were in high school
Apr 10th 2024
280

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1. "LFG"
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was hoping Tennessee could be in Houston's bracket, as that is the one-seed they match up best against

but also, Elite Eight matchups haven't been an issue for Tennessee to worry about in 14 years -- so one game at a time (c)

content to avoid UConn and the most dangerous SEC rematches (UK, bama, Auburn)

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2. "I’m picking Hurley and the Huskies again. Anybody can win it though."
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3. "I can’t stand Hurley but they look great"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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5. "I’m not watching unless they lose"
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I’m focusing on the women’s tourney this year.

  

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4. "Hey Bracket Guys: McCullar out for the tournament for Kansas."
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I'd be very surprised if they make it to Weekend 2-- they have somewhere between 3.5 and 4 players.

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6. "Bracket busting news. "
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>I'd be very surprised if they make it to Weekend 2-- they
>have somewhere between 3.5 and 4 players.

Yea, they're out of there

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7. "Good game Wagner and Howard. VA up next, hope the lose by 30"
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8. "they are well on their way. "
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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9. "LMAO. Fire everyone on the committee that wanted them in."
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10. "but the analytics.. this is their 6th or 7th loss by 20+ points"
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11. "Hey, the analytics say they should've been out, lol."
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They were at least 22 rankings lower in predictive metrics than all the 10s, not to mention ranked behind two 11s and three 12s. And they weren't even top 50 in the NET. So analytics didn't want them in. And Lord knows the eye test didn't want them in.

Their strength was their resume. 2 Quad 1 wins, 10-10 in Q1 and Q2, zero losses to Q3 and Q4, decent strength of schedule. Their strength of resume was ranked 32nd on the team sheets. And no high major conference team with 10 or fewer losses going into the tournament was left off.

The analytics would've preferred St. John's, Pitt, Oklahoma, Indiana State... but all of those teams either had worse strength of resumes, worse records against Q1/Q2, or both. And I think the whole world can agree we'd have preferred any of those teams to Virginia.

(Then again, Michigan State is definitely in due to analytics-- so the committee clearly wasn't applying any sort of consistent logic, they were just picking and choosing whoever they felt like. Which is what happens with a human committee that has no transparent consistent methodology of seeding.)

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16. "No way MSU should be in based on analytics"
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he even admitted he has no idea about NET, KenPom, etc and said we need more basketball coaches on the committee.

Thing is, these coaches like Jim Boheim and Mike K are also bias af.

Just seems like it was easy to look at UVA and MSU and keep both of them out.

Pitt, Seton Hall, St Johns, Providence ALL had better arguments than these 2 teams.

19-14???? C’mon… there is no analytics that show they were worthy. .500 in the conference and 14 losses simply isn’t enough.

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19. "You're mixing up analytics and resume. "
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>19-14???? C’mon… there is no analytics that show they were
>worthy. .500 in the conference and 14 losses simply isn’t
>enough.

Conference record and loss number has nothing to do with analytics. Those are pure resume numbers. (And, as we know, conference record really doesn't have any bearing in the selection process anyway.)

In analytics, however, MSU is still Top 20 in KenPom, even with the loss number so high, due to the strength of their schedule (second strongest combo of overall SOS and non-conference SOS in the field), the number of good wins they generated (7 Quad 1), and the fact that most of their losses this season were by single digits, including to some really good teams in really hard spots. Margin of victory comes into play in predictive metrics, and MSU benefits from that.

It's very funny to me that people associate UVA with "analytics" and MSU with "anti-analytics" because of who their coaches are... yet this season, UVA sucked in the analytics and MSU majorly benefited from analytics.

(Also, Tom Izzo is *such* a moron with the stupid-ass shit he says about not just analytics, but basically anything he says about how the sport should be run.)

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24. "man, shut up.. lol. Both those teams were not worthy of selection"
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trying to go back and forth for why they are based on each is some lame shit

stop trying to make excuses for bad selections




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27. "Who's making excuses?"
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You said UVA is in because of analytics, when analytics said UVA should be out.
You said no analytics say MSU should be in, when analytics say exactly that.

I agreed that UVA should be out, and I said above MSU would be in my First Four if anything. I'm just trying to help clarify the difference between resume metrics and analytical metrics and which teams benefit from either. If you never had any interest in understanding that, that's fine, and I'm sorry for attempting to explain.

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31. "no offense, I wasn’t looking for an explanation. "
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I’n just talking shit

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12. "I got a genuine question for yall college hoop heads..."
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not trying to be cute or anything. I literally might have watched 5 college games, this season. I think I'm sports-involved enough to know that Tony Bennett is generally respected as a good coach and a decent human being....and UVA has played this type of style for some time. Was this year worse than most? Even for them, was this an anomaly? How do you score FOURTEEN points in an entire half of basketball? They went the final 10 minutes of the game without a field goal? How can that be possible?

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13. "they had a 14 min drought thru halftime"
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over an hour in real time 😂

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

  

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14. "UMBC tried to warn everyone"
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http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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15. "He's never had less offensive talent on his roster."
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At least not since, like, 2013.

He has a future pro on his team in Ryan Dunn, but Dunn is not a scorer at *all* right now, just an absurdly gifted defender. Reece Beekman just Isn't That Guy, as much as they wanted him to be-- feels very much like a G-League/Euro dude at absolute best. McKneely's a really good shooter, but he's not a self-creator at all... like, it's just a very mid roster for a high major given that teams have to be able to score.

And when you look back, Bennett's success has always been built on having guys that can score. Joe Harris, Justin Anderson, Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill-- like, he's had a number of NBA guys on his roster. And he deserves credit for building them into pros. (Honestly deserves credit for bringing this roster this year to a 3rd place ACC finish-- although that's also an indictment of what was another very mediocre ACC this year.)

But I wonder in the portal era if Bennett has the juice. It's one thing if you think playing in that system for four years will develop you into a future pro... but if you're looking for 1-2 years somewhere, why bother with them? It's unpleasant to watch, its offense is always limited and slow. Not a sexy style in the slightest.

There have been retirement rumors out there this offseason. Maybe he won't wanna end on this particular note... but if he comes back, they've gotta find ways of attracting more offensive talent, either through NIL or bringing in an offensive guru or something.

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17. "I didn’t watch them a lot this year but they seem to lack talent."
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Can’t adjust to teams that speed them up and play at a high pace. Thats exactly what Colorado State did to them

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18. "its like the committee wanted to embarrass the ACC with this outing"
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they should have never been in it to begin with.

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20. "the 16 vs 16 games are my favorite thing"
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Feels like every single one of them is decided by 1 or 2 points.

  

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23. "All have been great games."
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21. "I watched Seton Hall - St. Joes"
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Rather watch both of them than Virginia or 16 seeds.

Erik Reynolds on St. Joes….im a fan. Cuse needs a guard, throw a bag at him!

  

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22. "A bunch of the NIT games yesterday were *real* close."
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Great first round for them. It's a shame nobody watches.

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25. "VCU held off Nova. "
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26. "Long Beach State AD looking like shit right now"
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and even if the coach agreed they needed to go in another direction. This tourney run makes the AD look foolish.

I wish I made a bracket with them getting a first round upset. Thought they played purdue but I think its Arizona.

AD actually said he eas trying to give the team a spark with the firing and it worked.. lmao.

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28. "Looks like I'll be rooting for Sparty on Saturday."
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Not especially optimistic that they can beat UNC, but Izzo can be feisty, and Mississippi State is such a bad shooting team that I had zero faith in them in a UNC matchup, so I'm happy with the early outcome today.

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29. "THE DUKES! Awesome story. Happy for Dambrot. "
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30. "Bye bye BYU. Couldn’t guard those boys "
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56. "Easiest pick in the entire bracket "
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And I don’t know a thing about Duquesne.

But I know all I need to about BYU. 6 seed, get the fuck outta here. That’s an NIT team at best, fuck is wrong with these people?

  

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32. "Big time shot making at the end of this Oakland/UK game"
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UK couldn't buy a three until the last few minutes, in which their last 6 makes have been 3PT.

Oakland has a player, Golke(sp), who has like 12 3PTs to this point.

78-74 with 29.0 sec left.

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33. "maybe it's time for Kentucky to get a new coach?"
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just maybe.

  

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34. "Great summary on Twitter"
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https://x.com/bturner23/status/1770986451125014786?s=20

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Kentucky the last 4 seasons

2020-21: 9-16 record missed the tournament
2021-22: lost to 15 seed St Peters in the round of 64
2022-23: lost in the round of 32 to K-State
2023-24: lost to 14 seed Oakland in the round of 64

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45. "The thing that kills me..."
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... is this team was insanely young and lost to an old team. So maybe you could say, "Hey, young teams don't perform as well in this NIL/extra COVID year era, because players with more age and experience have an advantage over younger more talented players!"...

... but in 2022, six of the seven rotation pieces were upperclassmen, and five of them were transfers-- including the Player of the Year-- and they *still* lost in the first round.

So it's not like one can say "oh it's how he recruits, oh it's how he constructs a roster," etc. He's done it a variety of ways, had stars of a variety of ages. The only common denominator? The coaching.

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47. "He literally went right to the age thing after the game…"
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tawmbout maybe I need to add a couple of older guys to the mix.

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52. "He’s a fucking fraud"
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They were dropping big bags before most anyone else could, and then he’d show up at the NBA draft like a fucking weirdo “all in the videos, dancin’” and spreading that narrative that HE put guys in the NBA, and dumbasses bought into it.

All those guys were pros regardless of where they went, and he ain’t shit on that sideline. Fuck him. He’s really good at cheating, that’s what got him over at UMass in the first place. Everywhere he’s been with a level playing field, he doesn’t do a damn thing.

I wish John Chaney slumped his corny ass 30 years ago, and he went away.

  

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54. "Fraud alert"
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>They were dropping big bags before most anyone else could,
>and then he’d show up at the NBA draft like a fucking weirdo
>“all in the videos, dancin’” and spreading that
>narrative that HE put guys in the NBA, and dumbasses bought
>into it.

LOL

>
>All those guys were pros regardless of where they went, and he
>ain’t shit on that sideline. Fuck him. He’s really good
>at cheating, that’s what got him over at UMass in the first
>place. Everywhere he’s been with a level playing field, he
>doesn’t do a damn thing.
>
>I wish John Chaney slumped his corny ass 30 years ago, and he
>went away.

One of the greatest moments is sports history

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35. "Calipari lost in front of his home town.. smh. "
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36. "Those fake ass 5 star kids ain't 5 starring!!"
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The buzz is out there on Cal though

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37. "RBO somewhere down bad, per usual."
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46. "This! No one impressed me on that team"
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How the hell is Shepard a top 5 pick? I know it’s a weak draft, but damn! That kids looked so shook.

I get he’s a50% 3pt shooter this year, but boy I’ve never seen someone obviously scared of the moment like that in a minute. Not wearing a Purdue jersey at least ( I see you Fletcher, Mason)

  

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38. "Then again (X/Twitter)"
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https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1770991285026914519

Jon Rothstein
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REMINDER: John Calipari's current buyout at Kentucky is $33,375,000.

He's going to be Kentucky's head coach unless someone paid him just south of $34 MILLION DOLLARS.

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40. "i just saw that."
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holy.

  

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44. "Him and Jimbo Fisher are the college sports buyout bagmen"
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39. "never give anyone a lifetime contract"
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Cal has been in "fuck you, pay me to leave" mode since Kentucky did that

him not getting an all-time recruiting class out of the first round is unbelievable even for him

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42. "long overdue "
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>just maybe.

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43. "refs shitted on Samford. Pac 12 crew, so no surprise there."
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worst refs in all of basketball.

  

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48. "Cant have Kentucky and Kansas bounced early"
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I have like 4 teams that are boom/bust can’t trust

Kentucky
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Tennessee

I would add Purdue but they just got good.

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49. "SEC! SEC! SEC!"
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I know I’ll regret this post when Tennessee beat us in elite 8, but f’k it

  

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51. "I’ll be shocked if TN gets to the elite 8"
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53. "Lol. Maybe they should stick to football "
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50. "Mountain West record 6 bids… 1-4 in the first round"
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55. "SEC and Mountain West - fuck outta here"
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Big East and ACC doing ok.

Go figure. Should’ve put more of them in.

  

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58. "Goddamn, how can you hate on Tominaga? He rocks."
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I'm sad to see him go. One of the most fun players in basketball all year.

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59. "Grand Canyon got some ballers!!! "
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I know it was St Mary’s but they were throwing shit into the second row



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60. "For-profit schools can get sick transfers, lol."
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Think there's 4 or 5 guys on that roster who came from high major ball, so they can hang with anyone.

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61. "UNC is so weird man"
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At any moment I feel like we could either crash and go out bad, or steamroll to a title.

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63. "Insane that State is here. They *stunk* down the stretch."
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They don't even *sniff* the tournament if they don't win the ACCT. Now they're in the Sweet 16. That's March for you, lol.

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66. "I’m enjoying watching a team play inside out "
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Would like to see that aspect of the game make a return, at least somewhat.

  

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67. "It takes special players, for sure."
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Flip honestly did this against Vermont first round. Ended up barely shooting, just kicking out of every feed to open shooters.

I think Jokic is going to inspire true big men to work at becoming elite passers. Burns is a unicorn, but it feels like more big men try to pass more because they see it as essential to success at any professional level.

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64. "ACC looking strong in the 64 team tourney.. lol"
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65. "Except for, of course, the third-place ACC team."
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I do find it funny that literally nobody trying to hype up the ACC claims UVA, the team that won *13* games in-conference and had, objectively, the fourth best regular-season resume out of every ACC team. Whenever anyone hypes up ACC postseason performance, they just ignore UVA entirely, lol.

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69. "John Hollinger had the best summary I read about UVA"
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In all seriousness, as somebody who watched Virginia a lot, I was sort of shocked my alma mater got into the field. Like...really?

I do think, however, that the tournament selection process itself illustrates a very interesting tension: whether the committee should be using predictive measures or just results-based ones.

That tension is most obvious in the case of Virginia. The Cavs had by far the worst predictive metrics of any at-large tournament selection. However, they were without a doubt one of the most fortunate teams in college basketball, with every loss by double figures until their season finale (when the karma gods smacked them with a banked 3 at the buzzer in regulation before losing in overtime) but a 9-0 record in games decided by six points or fewer.

However, the committee can’t go by what it “knows;” it has to follow the rules set out for it. Predictive metrics all think Virginia has no business being in the tournament, and I have zero expectations of success against Colorado State on Tuesday, but Virginia’s resume had wins over Texas A&M and Florida and precious few losses anywhere. The losses that did happen were all by 90, but again, binary win-loss results have to matter for the games to have meaning. Sure, we can watch the Pitt game – the Panthers walked into Charlottesville and smoked the Cavaliers — and “know” Pitt was better, but Pitt didn’t have as good a tournament resume as Virginia.

So, Virginia got in over the Big East trio and Oklahoma and a few others that were almost certainly better, but didn’t have the game outcomes to back that up. That most of the big public bracket experts predicted 67 of the 68 field members indicates that the selection committee executed this part pretty faithfully. It’s a sign of a transparent process when outsiders can replicate your work.

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71. "I think they will adjust the selections metrics a bit after this year"
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Mountain West with 6 teams and talked about like it was a strong conference is weird to me.

UVA over Pitt is just.. I think you should pick the teams that are hot down the stretch if the records are similar.

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74. "There's one particular metric I think would help a lot..."
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... I forget which ranking system it is, but there's one that's notably lower on the MWC than others, and it's the only system that factors in elevation. The long and short of it is that it's harder for most teams to win at elevation, so teams at elevation have a distinct home court advantage-- and it's also less hard for elevation teams to win at other elevation locations.

So when you look at the MWC-- or even at a team like BYU-- their resumes and predictive metrics all line up to say "hey, these teams should obviously be in," but they underperform expectation in the tournament-- and I'd imagine the fact that they don't carry the same type of geographical advantage in the dance plays a sizable role there.

So if there was a way for the NET to adjust to factor in geography... that'd likely skew the MWC down a peg or two.

Every metric had them as the seventh best conference, and they only ended up with six teams due to a combination of lucky road performance, a few key OOC wins, and the bad teams in the conference never blowing up the top 6's resumes... but I do think it'd behoove them to consider that the OOC wins and outsized road performance might be boosted by factors that aren't connected to the teams themselves.

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70. "I said the 64 team tourney.. lol"
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UVA remind me of Pitt teams with Jamie Dixon teams in the Big East or even his TCU teams. They are built to win in conference but are TERRIBLE for tourney play.

not the most athletic teams but play great defense and grind out wins.

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68. "survive and fucking advance"
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3-25 from three

a few extremely dicey late-game situations Tennessee was bailed out from (inbounding to Aidoo for the 1-and-1 -- why?)

but the Vols got more rebounds, forced more turnovers and hit more free throws...team win

this team can do more but a Sweet 16 is always savored at Tennessee

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72. "shocked Tennessee advanced"
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only because they usually lose games like this when you see that 3 pt stat

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73. "allegedly"
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teams were 0-66 in the NCAA tournament when shooting less than 15% from three (min. 20 attempts) and less than 35% overall

1-66 baby!

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75. "Great games in the Midwest region last night."
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76. "I love Shaka and this particular Marquette team"
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Glad they look fully healthy with Koleck back.

They play so hard, and smart

  

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77. "Clemson is absolutely Shaqtin' Baylor back into this game "
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78. "Shout out to Grand Canyon"
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Tough.
Shout out to that zebra crew for allowing both teams to play physical all game.

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79. "Yo, Houston...chill"
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80. "Madness!! Garcia been so dope, all evening..."
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now we got OT with Houston missing 2 of their guys.

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81. "That jump ball call was a gift to A&M"
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82. "drive to the hoop and throw yourself at defenders"
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that bullshit Buzz Williams ball.

  

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83. "Gonna be some great Sweet 16 games."
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84. "Chalkiest Sweet 16 in awhile "
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85. "Uconn cold and SDSU is scrappy"
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86. "Yessir...Sweet 16 worthy"
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87. "There's only so much LeDee can do. "
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I respect the hell out of his fight, but UConn's winning this by 18+.

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115. "Another former. Holtmann playing balling out this year"
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>I respect the hell out of his fight, but UConn's winning this
>by 18+.

along w Meechie JOhnson ...I really wonder what the hell CH was doing in practices

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88. "Caleb Love was really PAC 10 poty? "
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This look like a vintage headass performance from him

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91. "Lol, right"
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>This look like a vintage headass performance from him

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89. "lmao at the criticism of the ACC this year"
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90. "Clemson got a dude that looks like Jonah Hill in “Accepted”…"
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and I am here for him going as far in this tournament as possible.

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129. "They had this kid on LeBatard last week…"
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he was pretty chill. Just having fun with the whole thing.

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92. "West coast teams always fold"
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Wake, Pitt, and Seton Hall should’ve made the tourney.

  

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96. "Always like last year?"
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100. "Ok, Ok….usually"
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97. "But Pitt had a bad loss in November in a winter tourney"
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Some dude actually tried that shit today on sports radio to justify why the ACC was down this year.

Used to be how you finished not a bad loss in November doing your team in.

Teams losing 5 of 7 getting in (MSU and UVA) while Pitt won 5 of 7.. and 10-3 down the stretch.

But the mountain west got 6 in? Could it be because the mountain west signed a contract with CBS last year? Why do they keep trying to hype up this conference?

ridiculous how they did the ACC this year. They even did the ACC dirty by ADDING Virginia to the first4... lol

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94. "Mountain West, lol, you can’t be serious"
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98. "SDSU did fine and had a nice run after going to the NCG last season "
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SDSU just ran into a great UConn team.

The rest of the MWC was trash and way overrated.

With the Pac12 dead, SDSU is probably the best MBB program on the west coast right today.

  

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99. "UNC and bama hooping"
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101. "great half of basketball"
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102. "RJ selling hard rn wtf "
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103. "So much for AZ vs UNC"
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104. "ROLL TIDE!!"
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Nelson went wild.

Y'all buy those labels, I was born supreme

  

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105. "GRANT NELSON - a hero is born"
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What a beast! How is he not near the top of the nba draft list with the trash that’s up there right now, he’s 6’10”?

Aldo, I’ve watched a few bands games, including us- how did I not remember him

  

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112. "he was inconsistent and underwhelming"
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>Aldo, I’ve watched a few bands games, including us- how did
>I not remember him

he did have transfer hype but never really made his mark in the SEC and looked completely lost the two times Tennessee played them

March makes a hero though

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106. "That was pathetic man. RJ and Hubert should be ashamed of themselves "
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Especially RJ dog this is a sell job for the ages

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108. "Ole boy had RJ in cuffs"
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110. "Tell me who is Paxton Wojick"
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this nigga don’t play you telling me Hubert decides he’s taking the ship down 3 on 5 on offense with him and Withers in the game.

Like damn I know Trimble and Cadeau can’t shoot either but at least they can drive and move the ball well

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113. "I’m not a Carolina fan but I was like who the fuck is this guy??"
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111. "RJ sold hard"
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107. "Lost to those Bamas"
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109. "great game."
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114. "Man I’m nervous for tonight"
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Just wish we didn’t have the weight of history so I can enjoy this run on it’s own merit. 2 things that have made it worse:

I actually saw Kansas/Gonzaga live in-person last weekend and seeing how much better they are now than November is concerning. But also Kansas was trash. 2- I caught replay of Purdue/Kansas S16 on B1G network, when Glenn went for 30 in first half, 44 for game. Should have been a nice nostalgic confidence boost - opposite. I completely forgot how hard we worked to give away that game… the terrible play at the end of that, plus Glenn’s back doomed us to losing to a much inferior Duke team 2 days later.

Just get thru tonight and we’ll deal with Sunday later…

  

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116. "you're a Purdue fan I assume?"
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as a lifelong Gonzaga hater, i'll be rooting for y'all.

  

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117. "An actual Purdue fan? Dud you go there"
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123. "Yes, grad, but also grew up nearby. Was a fan from early"
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Mainly due to this man; the GOAT:

https://images.app.goo.gl/aShzWhtXDQ3ZBFuQ6

  

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135. "My nephew is a freshman at Purdue, so they’re my adopted "
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NCAAM basketball team for now. I never really had a team I was a die hard for anyway in CB, so it’s pretty easy to root for them while he’s in school there.

Congrats on the W. It sure looks like it’ll be either Purdue or UCONN.

  

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118. "Bro, you been repping for SO long…"
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you’re legit the only Perdue fan I “know” in real life, lol. I’m nervous on your behalf.

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125. "Ha! We’ve had some good times over the years"
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But some epic failures too.

All in all I scruffily feel really good about the state of the program

  

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119. "i feel bad for Bacot"
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i didnt care for him much early on in his career at unc (as a player at that point), and im from the other side and dont rock with the heels but the kid grew on me.

i watched a special with him and his mom where he was buying a condo for he and one of his friends to live in and i got a feel for who he is...the kids got alot of heart and strikes me as a stand up young man...he showed up to play last night. i wish him well and think he will have a solid career in the league.

  

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120. "agreed….but I’m also ready for these 5 year players to be out "
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Some of these teams (like UNC) have multiple 23-25 year olds out there. Breaking records from guys who played 4 years. I understand why it happened, but I’ll be glad when it’s over.

  

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121. "Seems like a solid dude, he damn sure got the most out of his time there"
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124. "i feel you but its also admirable that they have so many players who"
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want to come back in this age of 1 or 2 and dones. i wish more kids would stick around tbh

  

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193. "Lol, Seth Towns"
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>Some of these teams (like UNC) have multiple 23-25 year olds
>out there. Breaking records from guys who played 4 years.
>I understand why it happened, but I’ll be glad when it’s
>over.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/18/sport/seth-towns-college-basketball-eighth-year-spt-intl/index.html

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the brown figures on the walls of my apart-a-ment...

  

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122. "yeah, he seems like a really good young dude..."
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with his priorities in the right place for the most part.

sucks he couldn't get over that hump cuz he definitely gave his all for UNC.

  

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126. "Think I saw him on a credit card commercial, recently…"
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seems like he’s also about his paper.

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127. "i think i saw that too"
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and people bemoaning all these "old guys" in college...NIL (where he probably got that commerical deal from) is keeping them there.

no one wants to have to grow up and have "adult" responsibilities. thus, you got young dudes staying longer cuz they're getting money in college w/out having to be a outright grown up.

  

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128. "I’m good with NIL keeping actual juniors and seniors there"
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I think it’s great for the game.

It’s these COVID era Super Seniors who gotta go.

  

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130. "NC State out here ballin tho"
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132. "I’m having fun watching it, hope they win it all "
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134. "I wouldn’t be mad at all. Super happy for these guys "
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131. "Purdue is in control, but…"
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this would be a murder show if they weren’t missing all these gimmes.

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133. "NC State is like fuck your bracket!!"
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136. "Let's go Houston!!"
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137. "Duke needs to settle down or this could get ugly"
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right now Houston playing bully ball and these niggas scared.

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138. "Yeah toughness hasn’t been our strong point this year at all "
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These dudes street ballin on us ..we missed some gimmies too

  

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139. "Duke playing some D too.. Houston can't shoot. "
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6 o 7 turnovers by Duke and only up 2 or 3 points.

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141. "I’m impressed. Shit coulda gotten outta hand early "
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I think McCain is the key …I think Mitchell could get going too

  

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140. "smh, Houston can’t catch a break"
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Shead’s ankle looked bad. All his weight on it and elevating.

  

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142. "Of course houstons Naismith candidate gets hurt"
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143. "SMH, Flip committed 2 offensive fouls on one play"
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And ends up with a bucket and going to the line.

He should’ve fouled out by now.

  

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144. "Yezzir "
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Hate we gotta go against state though

  

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145. "VOLS, BITCH"
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Mashack was destructive on defense subbing for Santi, incredible performance against Creighton's perimeter players

Knecht and Zakai carried the team as usual, but motherfucking props to JJJ -- several big-time shots and he helped suck the will out of Creighton on defense in the second half

Elite Eight, 14 year wait!

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154. "Hope Santi can bounce back"
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That would’ve been a shitty way to end your career. Despite his offensive struggles, he more than makes up for it with his D and intangibles, which will be needed against Purdue.

Happy for James too. If he can get to 10 pts, good things happen.

  

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146. "All I know is, a month ago, Duke loses that game."
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Even without Shead. Houston's just a roach, and they play so physical, and that's always our kryptonite. They still even had a chance here.

Heart breaks for Shead, grateful my team advances.

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147. "the way we responded to that initial punch in the face wasnt too"
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shabby. and ur right, a month ago its a wrap.

  

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148. "that shit looked over in the first 3 minutes"
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ACC almost had 4 teams in the Elite Eight

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149. "this shit is nuts man. triangle finna be lit sat and sunday"
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150. "I can't recall the last time I saw something like this State run."
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Closest thing is the Oregon State run from a few years back. State was cooked-- not even *sniffing* an at-large bid, lost their last 4 regular season games, 7 of their last 9 (!!!). They were up 1 against Louisville with like 3 minutes left in the first round of the ACCT, and they lose to UVA if a terrific FT shooter simply makes a FT. If State loses either of those games, Keatts is cooked and on the unemployment line.

And now, two weeks and change later, they're playing for a Final Four on Sunday. Absolutely bonkers.

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151. "keats has been sliding by for a minute now. he literally pulled off the"
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impossible lol. im happy for him tho because this is his and states moment. theyve been in unc and dukes shadows since forever. 1986 is a LONG time ago

  

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152. "Brownell lowkey in the same boat too, lol."
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Feels like this dude is on the hot seat every 2.5 seasons. Around January, when they started choking away games in the ACC, every Clemson fan wanted him gone. Now he's given them their second Elite Eight *ever.*

He honestly might be the most accomplished coach in Clemson history already (at least in regards to what they accomplished while at Clemson). Making a Final Four would truly seal that deal.

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153. "almost identical situation lol...cats be hangin on by a thread"
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157. "Brownell is tap dancing all over the Big 12"
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they gamed the NET and lost the real games! (c)

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155. "Rothstein hyped the MWC all year because CBS shows their games"
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SEC football gets all the hype because of a couple schools, meanwhile ACC hoops gets shitted on all year as a 2 team league because theyre not as important to ESPN. And so SEC hoops gets that push, undeservedly so. Ask SV, it’s all bullshit.

Fuck all these agendas and narratives. I didn’t start paying attention until late in the season this year, but it’s real easy to see what was going on now.

  

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156. "welcome to 10 years ago"
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I have some concerning things to tell you about conference realignment as well

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158. "lol, I usually try my best to ignore these assholes "
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but the way they’re selecting the tourney field now is so alarming, that I’m paying more attention to all the other noise.

  

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159. "If it's any consolation, the committee is not listening to the media..."
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... because the committee is also not watching the games, lol. They're just looking at resume sheets. I mean, everyone in the media talked about how the Big East was a consensus top two conference this season, and the committee gave them 3 bids-- fewer bids than they gave the oft-denigrated ACC.

And even with the amount of bids the MWC received, they got absolutely fucked on relative seeding. The committee stated New Mexico wouldn't have even been on the next four out if they hadn't won their conference tournament, which is *insane* given they were nearly Top 20 in KenPom-- so they presumably only said that because they were prioritizing strength of resume, right? Well, Utah State had a better strength of resume than Kentucky, BYU, Texas, etc-- why were they only an 8 seed? Colorado State had a better strength of resume than St. Mary's and were clearly above teams like FAU, TCU, Washington State, and Northwestern in KenPom-- how were they only a *play-in*? It felt like, while they got a number of teams in, the MWC got the mid-major treatment from the committee based on what their relative seeding should've been based on the combination of their predictive metrics and resume metrics.

While them being so relatively detached from the sport is bad for a number of reasons, it does make them fairly impervious to media narrative. I don't think their bracket formation sucks due to media influence. I think it sucks because it's twelve ADs and commissioners, six of whom come from the respective high-majors, who barely ever watch the games and have no consistency of selection beyond "well, wouldn't it be cool if these teams played?" and, in all likelihood, "hey, I know the guy who's the AD over there, he's a good dude."

If I were the CBB God, I'd put together some sort of computer ranking that factors in predictive, strength of resume, wins over bubble, etc. A transparently constructed formula, where everyone knows how it's put together. (You could cap the margin of victory once a game goes analytically final too, if that's a concern.) We'd look at that master ranking, 1 through 68, based on whatever number that algorithm generates.

And then, after the conference tournaments, we'd have a committee of people-- commissioners, former coaches, independent journalists, whoever-- that has to *actually watch the basketball over the course of the season.* Guys who have outspokenly committed to following the sport, to watching the big games, to catching up on old games if need be, to tracking what happens with resumes and analytics over the course of a year. And that committee could look at that 1 through 68 list and decide if it needs adjustment based on things such as injury, such as geographical advantages, such as consistent improvement over a large sample, etc.

Maybe the committee would change things, maybe they wouldn't. But they'd be starting with a list based on gameplay over the course of a full season, and they could then use eye test and human knowledge to make potential adjustments from there. That'd still be a system open to personal bias and outside influence, obviously, but it'd be a huge step in the right direction compared to the current system, "no transparency of formula, no consistency in how brackets are constructed, no committee members who watch the game."

There's no fixing sports media, but more transparency in the selection process would at least *begin* to alleviate concerns the public has about media influence on selection and on the construction of the formulas that are crucially important at present to selection.

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160. "there will never be full transparency on seeding"
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because the committee exists to create the best bracket for TV

it wasn't just metrics that put Tennessee vs Texas in a 2-7 game, or have Duke and Kentucky meeting in a potential Elite Eight, or put San Diego State as the 5 in UConn's region for a national title rematch, or have UNC-Arizona possibly meet in a Caleb Love vs RJ Davis battle for a Final Four...the committee has the system it has so it can create the bracket it wants

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166. "Oh, I know."
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They love their storylines. It'll just always end up fucking over a bunch of teams annually. But I realize that'll jut be how it is forever. Sigh.

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161. "Gotdamn UCONN!!!"
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162. "national champs. its over."
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164. "While I feel the same way..."
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... I also felt the same way about 2015 Kentucky and 1999 Duke after the first four rounds.

That said, neither 2015 Kentucky or 1999 Duke had to face *checks notes* Clemson or Alabama in the Final Four, lol. So, y'know, that doesn't inspire great confidence.

It would make the ultimate redemption story if Purdue could somehow do it.

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168. "Tenn. and Purdue are the only ones I could see doing it"
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171. "^^^ classic ACC hater"
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lol, I definitely don't think Duke could beat them either. But weirder things have happened, I suppose!

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163. "30-0 run is mad "
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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165. "Underwood said the dumbest shit at the half."
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He said "if he blocks 100, he blocks 100." And then proceeded to keep trying to score on Clingan in the post.

You can't score on Clingan in the post. It's just not happening. Terrible strategy, lol.

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167. "Absurd, lol"
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“We do what we do”. Lol. Be a coach and make an adjustment.

  

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169. "Pink slip worthy strategy lol"
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>He said "if he blocks 100, he blocks 100." And then proceeded
>to keep trying to score on Clingan in the post.
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>You can't score on Clingan in the post. It's just not
>happening. Terrible strategy, lol.

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172. "***satisfying, belly deep villain laughter***"
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I hope we keep reloading and do this 2-3 more times before Hurley goes off to ESPN or something to become their lead analyst.

Mind you, we only got one true Blue chip player this year (Castle).

The Big East, the little upstart yankee conference that the ACC and SEC thought they left for dead, is back and pillaging your brackets.

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170. "sears having the game of his life rn "
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173. "Thank you 🙏🏾 Purdue "
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174. "Zach E(dey)ating!"
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176. "Eating!! Woohooo! 44 years drought broken!"
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Great game. Best 3pt shooting team in country, going 4/15 or some shit made it more exciting than necessary. But I’ll take it.

  

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175. "VOLS"
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I'm sure everybody wanted to have played a little better, they lost to the better team but fought like wolves until the end

epic senior class -- DK3 is a state legend -- and the Elite Eight, SEC regular season and tournament titles and 57-7 home record over the last four seasons will be well-remembered

great season, one of the best in Tennessee basketball history and it was a pleasure to watch from start to finish

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177. "neither duke nor state playing great "
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178. "I know they didn't just call a tech on NC States coach?!!"
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FOH

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180. "All the times coaches are out on the court??!"
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And they call a T because he’s out of the box? In that situation? Ridiculous.

  

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179. "Feel the Burns, Duke. "
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Man, he’s having one heck of a game. His footwork and touch is next level for a guy his size.

  

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181. "Kid is fun to watch"
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I love it.

  

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182. "Absolutely "
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184. "Butter Burns"
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183. "Sorry Frank... where's Basa... Down goes Duke"
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185. "Crazy run for NC State.. almost feel bad for Duke, lol"
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besides UConn I think this is the worst matchup they could have given how familiar NC State is with Duke.

This team is fun as hell too..

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189. "first final four since 83...im not even mad. 2 banners this season"
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190. "next year will be &quot;Duke's year.&quot; Cooper Flagg comin."
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now, that said, they've had years where it was supposed to be their year and still blew it.

but adding Flagg is a huge upgrade for what ultimately was sort of a lower than usual talent level for Duke (IMO).

of course, i'll be rooting for them to lose, as i always do.

  

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192. "If he wanted to win, he woulda gone to UCONN"
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>but adding Flagg is a huge upgrade for what ultimately was
>sort of a lower than usual talent level for Duke (IMO).


gonna be funny watching them flame out again next year with what might be the #1 pick overall

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186. "DJ Burns vs. Zach Edey"
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must see TV

  

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187. "Godzilla vs King Kong on the hardwood.. lmao"
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can't tell me Burns doesn't look like Godzilla

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188. "Burns gonna have 3 fouls before tipoff"
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191. "Disappointing end to what had been a fun run."
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Wish we could've made the Final Four, but I think we'd have gotten smoked next round, so whenever that's the case, it makes the losses hurt a little less, lol. Still, our defense got massacred in that second half. And after playing so well for the previous seven halves. Disappointing.

Really hoping we can bring back a key piece or two, as next year's talent coming in is sensational. Elite Eight in Year 2 would be great for a coach at nearly any school, so if Scheyer can keep learning on the job and build into a deep run, it'd be great.

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194. "wild that I’m more excited for tonights games"
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and when will the men join the rest of basketball and go to 4 quarters?

Shit is a silly ass tradition.

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195. "A silly ass tradition like.........storming the court??"
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>and when will the men join the rest of basketball and go to 4
>quarters?
>
>Shit is a silly ass tradition.

http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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196. "stop being goofy, nigga"
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213. "LMAOOO"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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197. "Not benching Hailey Van Lith is costing them this game. "
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Never seen a bigger transfer failure in my life. Went from superstar on campus at Louisville to getting clowned on Twitter.

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198. "She came in to sink the ship"
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why are you shooting so much?

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200. "im honestly not sure why Flaujae isnt on her"
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203. "she's rough"
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maybe nobody noticed because she was just gunning at Louisville but this is shambolic

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204. "^^^^ this is it"
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205. "Mulkey putting her on an island against Clark was insane."
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How many times did you watch Clark burn individual defenders-- but *especially* HVL-- in PnR and iso possessions before deciding to run switches? I feel like the first switch came with, like, four minutes left in the game, lol.

I get HVL had a rough game offensively too, but I thought that defensive scheme decision by Mulkey was really what cost LSU the game. You just can't allow Clark to get space in PnR like that. Especially when she has like a five inch height advantage over HVL! She'll just shoot right over the top of her!

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207. "Mulkey and HVL were doing their jobs with contempt for each other"
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I cannot believe Mulkey thought deploying HVL as a 5'6 Tony Allen against Clark was LSU's best chance at winning -- I can only assume she was doing some kind of shame/motivational tactic

HVL has been awful all tournament (she had more turnovers than made shots!) but took it a step further tonight with the one-handed tennis volleys out of bounds

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217. "I forgot where I read or saw this, but in UL/Iowa's matchup last year..."
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I forgot where I read or saw this, but in UL/Iowa's matchup last year, HVL was also guarding Clark, a game they lost.

I haven't followed much basketball, but it seemed when Hailey joined LSU, it could have potentially put them as *the* or one of the top 3 favorites to win.

They still put together a good year, but this year's LSU team seemed cursed from the beginning with Reece's mysterious "suspension" and Mulkey's vague explanation. And finishing up with a less-than-flattering profile and her players caught up by a column riddled with sexism and lazy cultural analysis.

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199. "im surprised Clark dont have a floater. that shot is there all the time."
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201. "terrible call on Reese. Should’ve been an and 1 "
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202. "yeah that was atrocious"
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not sure how you call a charge when the defender is shuffling sideways

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206. "Paige Buckets back"
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208. "cooking"
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she is crazy efficient for being a smaller guard

hadn't really watched JuJu much but I see why she nearly averaged 30; she is a demon in transition and getting to her spots in the lane -- bit of a black hole on offense though and needs to work on her outside shot

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211. "JuJu reminds me SO much of Carmelo Anthony"
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Its crazy. She is going to be unguardable next year.

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215. "i'd say booker but given relative size in the women's game i see the Mel..."
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216. "that's who she reminds me of as well."
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209. "She’s so good, love watching her play "
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Does it all, and rarely makes a mistake.

  

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210. "I hate she missed that time due to injury...."
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she would be so even scarier, right now. My favorite UCONN lady since Napheesa.

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214. "Yup, rooting for her to win it all because of that"
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Despite not being a fan of UConn. But would be great to see her overcome that and become a champion.

  

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212. "Her only issue was her health....straight up Baller."
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218. "Horrific offensive foul call "
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Fix is in?

  

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219. "completely ruined the ending."
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i'm no conspiracy theorist, but it sure looked like "let's make sure Clark is in that final" type call.

  

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220. "They robbed us all"
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Game should’ve ended on whether Bueckers hit the shot coming off that screen or not.

  

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221. "I said exactly that out loud "
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Intentionally or subconsciously, that was not a good faith foul call, at all

  

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222. "I didn't like what Geno was doing there"
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too much action, shrunk the court, and even without the screen call there was a lot of traffic to clog the lane or make her shoot over the taller Stueckle

just iso Bueckers and let her win or lose the game

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224. "Bueckers also ran *real* wide of that Edwards rescreen. "
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I don't know if Bueckers just was trying to avoid the traffic there or what, but I'm not surprised Edwards was moving on that screen, she had to cover a *lot* of ground.

(I kind of thought a lot of UConn's offense in the second half looked rough-- they were only even in it toward the end because they made a number of long mid-rangers.)

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225. "they missed like 7 of their last 8 threes"
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>(I kind of thought a lot of UConn's offense in the second half
>looked rough-- they were only even in it toward the end
>because they made a number of long mid-rangers.)

several wide-open and not even close

which happens, but I felt like there were several possessions were Bueckers didn't even touch the ball during the middle of the fourth quarter

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226. "The box-and-1 seemed to really shake them."
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They just seemed rushed, like even when open, they were waiting for someone coming around the corner. That one Bueckers 3 was all alone but looked like a shot you'd see contested with 1 second left in the shot clock, lol.

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223. "I mean, it's *definitely* a moving screen. "
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https://x.com/TraeK_/status/1776454711886889013

I guess it comes down to the philosophy of "if it's a foul in the first half, do you still call a foul like that with under a minute left?" Because that's a textbook moving screen, and if they call it in the first half, nobody thinks it's a bad call at all. The only reason people think it's a bad call is because of the amount of time left on the clock.

So the debate imo is less "is that a foul?" (it definitely is) and more "do you think the game should be called differently on a final possession than on a different possession?" And I don't really have a good answer to that, because I definitely didn't want to see the game essentially end on a call like that, and now the discourse is going to be about this call instead of on the awesome fight back by Iowa.

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227. "Up until that point, I thought the game was remarkably well officiated"
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I don't think people find fault with the level of scrutiny or focus the refs used to make a call that deep into the game, but just that it was off the ball.

And you are right that it is a moving screen. But, with the game building to what was going to be a great climax, for the officials to essentially end the game on an action that was not *directly* tied to the player shooting or defending was a deep letdown. I think it was following the letter of the law but not its spirit, if that analogy makes sense.

Then again, I've been playing with the idea of my reaction to a potential charge called on a Buecker drive in the lane and I still think I'd be pissed - maybe more so. So, maybe I just don't like the idea of the refs decision having such a direct influence on the final result of the game.

If the same call gets made 10 seconds into the 4th rather with 10 seconds left in the 4th, I don't think anyone bats an eye. And it's a shame because I thought refs did a great job overall, but they'll just be remembered as poor only for this one play at the end.

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231. "ive never understood the idea that"
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the player getting fouled isnt one of the players that should "decide the game"

thats a logic hole that cant be filled in

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228. "It was a bad call, but like I heard Paige say in the presser..."
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It was a bad call, but like I heard Paige say in the presser it shouldn't have come down to that. UCONN had their chances in the first half to get out to a large enough of a lead to potentially intimidate IOWA, but were missing bunnies or not generating good shots.

I was saying in my head that UCONN should have been up by double digits going into halftime. When IOWA got it to just a six point lead given how poorly they played, especially how poorly Clark played, I thought IOWA had a really good chance to win.

UCONN couldn't buy a 3 in the second half and they didn't have anyone playing exceptionally well in the second half, although the freshman and Paige had their moments. You have to give IOWA credit for using Clark more as a decoy and having her play off the ball in the half court. The rest of the team especially Stuelke played their asses off. UCONN needed another gal. Their lack of depth because of the injuries finally got the best of them.

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229. "it was definitely a moving screen "
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but i still dont like the call in that moment

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230. "A foul is a foul. Nothing special about the last moments"
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And that was definitely a clear foul.

That foul didn't cost them the game any more than a foul in the second quarter

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235. "Only person to blame is the one who committed a moving screen"
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>Fix is in?


shitty way to end the game though for sure. i blame edwards more than the refs, she forced them to make that call.

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260. "They allowed moving screens like that one ALL game."
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Thats what made it outrageous. Great game either way and I love that the Women are getting the shine like the Men this year.

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232. "Helluva run by NC State. Salute "
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233. "bama just hit 8-of-11 threes and they are still down two possessions"
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at the half

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234. "I think UConn's opening a 6.5 point favorite..."
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... and I will absolutely hammer that line up to 10. Maybe even to 12. I think Purdue's backcourt is stone cold fucked against guys like Newton and Castle.

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236. "Maybe, can’t argue it. But 1 game, I have faith."
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Smith needs to show up, he has his worst game all season by far.

Get hot from 3, and need them to struggle from midrange.

I’m looking forward to it, without any expectations

  

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237. "thanks i need a rooting interest to watch this"
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269. "^^^ 💰💰💰"
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>... and I will absolutely hammer that line up to 10. Maybe
>even to 12. I think Purdue's backcourt is stone cold fucked
>against guys like Newton and Castle.

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238. "White America will be insufferable if Iowa wins this game"
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239. "Just yanking from 30 feet, lol"
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240. "The Freshmen are keeping Carolina in this game"
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241. "Im sorry but these are some straight up BS foul calls"
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243. "monster first half "
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244. "Some of the worst calls, period..."
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that travel on Cardoso should have been a tie up, at worst.

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251. "cmon dog, you know what it was."
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245. "Salute to Raven Johnson..."
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she stayed attached to Caitlin for 3 quarters.

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249. "you know that wave-off from Clark last year"
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has been seared into her mind

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254. "she still couldn't hit a shot for shit though lol"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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246. "Undefeated season is crazy "
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247. "That stretch where Iowa stayed in zone for too long sealed it."
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Ultimately this South Carolina team has enough shooters where that's just not gonna work. It threw South Carolina off initially, but it's the year 2024, man. You can't just sit in zone unless your opponent has, like, *no* shooters. It went from, like, a 2 point game to something like a 10 point game in a quick run, and the Gamecocks never really looked back.

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248. "is man to man really better? "
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seems like Iowa is playing zone half the time in the few games I watch, which certainly presents its own problems -- but no defense is going to stop SC's offensive rebounding or negate their length and athleticism

yes, SC made more perimeter shots this time but Iowa's main issue is they stopped making theirs

when Iowa cut it to to one possesion midway through the third, they promptly went 0-6 for the rest of the quarter

when Iowa cut it to two possessions with four minutes left in the fourth, they went 0-5 for the rest of the game

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250. "No, but I think you can't allow them to settle."
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I don't think any one thing would work, but I think shifting between a number of things could keep them on your toes. Not like they were going to win the glass anyway, but they *really* weren't going to compete at all on the glass in a 2-3 for an extended period. Without looking, I'd have to guess SC was averaging, like, an offensive rebound per minute in that zone, lol.

You're right that it obviously doesn't really ever boil down to just one thing or another, but that stretch in the third when South Carolina just figured out Iowa's whole deal felt like where it was put away. There was a 4 or 5 minute stretch there where SC only scored once and had a couple turnovers, and Iowa pulls within two... then South Carolina scores on like four of the next five possessions, with something like three 3s-- had they not taken a single three in the second half til they started falling? It felt like they just weren't really running zone offense, and then suddenly they were-- and they were getting wide open looks-- and once Iowa was forced to relent and go back to man, it felt to me like "well, that 4-5 minute stretch was their chance, so that's that."

To your point, unless you're making an anomalous number of 3s, you just can't win when you're getting smooshed on the glass like that. And Iowa used up all their 3-point shooting turbo in the first half. I know they got it back to a 6-point game in the fourth-- and I guess a part of me was holding my breath and hoping for some miracle shots to go in to make the end of the game that much more exciting-- but I just never thought it was really a game in the fourth. South Carolina's too good to beat once you're that far behind.

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252. "sure, but I go back to last year"
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>To your point, unless you're making an anomalous number of 3s,
>you just can't win when you're getting smooshed on the glass
>like that.

yet Iowa did exactly that last year! they got absolutely annihilated on the glass and didn't make many threes, but Clark was on a scorcher from everywhere and the rest of the team hit their shots when needed

this year Clark was great but not superhuman, the team missed some crucial looks that could have turned the game, and South Carolina shot the ball a lot better

which leads to...

>South Carolina's too good to
>beat once you're that far behind.

this is the main thing: SC is too good

Dawn really took that Iowa loss to heart last season and came back with probably her best shooting team ever -- same defensively smothering, glass-eating formula as her previous two teams that went 71-3, but with 40% three-point shooters instead of 30% ones?

too damn good for anybody, even Caitlin Clark

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253. "Congrats Staley and SC.. "
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seems like the media kinda mad at this outcome… lol

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255. "UCONN by 12 tonight"
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256. "Man, fu’k Dan Hurley, what an annoying POS"
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Built a hell of a team though. But still a grade A POS

  

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258. "what makes him a POS"
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i havent seen Uconn outside of the tournament in the last 2 years. idk shit about him

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259. "UCONN lifer here: -----> he performs for the cameras"
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That's basically it. And its annoying AS F*&^

The difference is now, he listens to his assistants, makes better adjustments, game plans much better, and remembers the game plan before he does some dumb sh&# on camera in the middle of the game. He has always been a lights out recruiter.

But yeah, it gets old.

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261. "In game antics, over the top to an insane degree "
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Talk to our players on top of it. You have the best team, chill out.

I’m sure he donates to orphans of the court

  

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262. "I need to see him get punched in the middle of a game at some point "
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Doesn’t matter who does it. Someone just punch him in the face.

  

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263. "We endured Jimmy Boeheim for years, you'll be alright LOL "
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274. "Ha, Boeheim didn’t get into it with opposing players or fans though "
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Hurley is stepping over all kinds of lines when he does that stuff IMO.

  

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257. "That shit was nasty"
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265. "UCONN had it all this year, again. "
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A solid big, great guards, shooters..
And well coached. Congrats
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264. "R we Blue Blood enough?!?!?! "
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Congrats to the HUSKIES!!!! Now imagine if Sideline Dan he gets more than one 5 star.

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266. "Congrats to Garfield High School's Jaylin Stewart!"
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UConn frosh and now a National Champ!

  

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267. "no weaknesses"
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elite half-court offense, elite in transition, elite perimeter defense, elite rim protector, elite against smaller teams, elite against the most dominating center in years, can play fast or slow, better in the second half than first, elite coach who can make any adjustment

to have nobody come within 13 points of them for 12 straight NCAA tournament games is ridiculous defined

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268. "None!!"
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>elite half-court offense, elite in transition, elite
>perimeter defense, elite rim protector, elite against smaller
>teams, elite against the most dominating center in years, can
>play fast or slow, better in the second half than first, elite
>coach who can make any adjustment
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>to have nobody come within 13 points of them for 12 straight
>NCAA tournament games is ridiculous defined

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270. "UCONN is the best college basketball program in history of the sport "
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And it’s not debate-able anymore


>Calling all Bracket Guys! Come through and make your bold
>claims for this, the best time of the entire calendar year!
>
>I have very limited faith in my team. Hopefully they actually
>play like they care this weekend and we can make it to an
>inevitable drubbing at the hands of Houston in the Sweet 16.
>Then again, I lost my shirt on Houston vs. Miami last year, so
>anything is possible, I reckon. It is, after all, the time for
>madness.

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271. "Slow down Stephen A.........UCLA is the standard...."
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Their best days may seem like ancient history but they are the standard.

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272. "History of the sport from 1985 to now lol "
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>Their best days may seem like ancient history but they are
>the standard.


I don’t argue about sports prior to 1985 so have at it

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275. "Ehhhh…."
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They didn’t even win a tourney game between ‘14 and ‘23.

You can’t go a decade without a tourney win and be the best IMO. Too boom or bust.

All time, it’s gotta be UNC or Kentucky. Kansas and Duke a notch below. And UConn can probably slot in with UCLA and Indiana.

  

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277. "He didn’t specify men/women though, so the statement checks out"
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Okay. At least that’s how I interpreted it. 16 titles in the past 25 years is pretty damn dominant.

  

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278. "Typical biased cuse hater … SIX 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 "
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>They didn’t even win a tourney game between ‘14 and
>‘23.
>
>You can’t go a decade without a tourney win and be the best
>IMO. Too boom or bust.
>
>All time, it’s gotta be UNC or Kentucky.

No

Kansas and Duke a
>notch below.

No

And UConn can probably slot in with UCLA and
>Indiana.

No

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281. "Nah….i dislike Hurley"
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But obviously can’t take anything away from what he’s doing - he figured out how to coach offense and his team has been a machine. I just think he acts like an obnoxious asshole on the sideline so I root against him.

I greatly enjoyed the Syracuse-UConn rivalry, but a decade in different leagues and rarely playing, plus Syracuse’s recent mediocrity, plus this sport feeling weird and washed…..who really cares about all that anymore? If we’re talking all time, we gotta take a lot more into account, but I see you said above you’re talking since 1985, which is definitely a different discussion and they could be number 1 in that time? I think Duke has 5 titles and more consistency though, so I’d have to give them the nod. And I generally dislike Duke more, so this isn’t that, lol.

  

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282. "He's a giant prick. I don't like him either."
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>I greatly enjoyed the Syracuse-UConn rivalry, but a decade in
>different leagues and rarely playing, plus Syracuse’s recent
>mediocrity, plus this sport feeling weird and washed…..who
>really cares about all that anymore? If we’re talking all
>time, we gotta take a lot more into account, but I see you
>said above you’re talking since 1985, which is definitely a
>different discussio