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Author Topic: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread  (Read 139840 times)

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1700 on: April 08, 2024, 10:39:33 PM »
Spencer was at Loyola MD, not Marymount.

Thank you for the correction. Sad thing is, I had looked at his stats there earlier, and still messed it up. I guess that explains my nom de plume.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1701 on: April 08, 2024, 10:40:07 PM »
Purdue, what a bunch of chicken sh!ts, 6 three attempts all night, including being content to just pad Edey’s point total with almost uncontested shots instead of putting up some threes to try and make a game of it the last few minutes. 

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1702 on: April 08, 2024, 10:42:10 PM »
Purdue, what a bunch of chicken sh!ts, 6 three attempts all night, including being content to just pad Edey’s point total with almost uncontested shots instead of putting up some threes to try and make a game of it the last few minutes.

Painter game plan was brutal

 But also, Uconn guards are just bigger, stronger and better.

Jones finally tried to launch one late and Spencer laughed the ball right back into his face.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1703 on: April 08, 2024, 10:42:30 PM »
Purdue, what a bunch of chicken sh!ts, 6 three attempts all night, including being content to just pad Edey’s point total with almost uncontested shots instead of putting up some threes to try and make a game of it the last few minutes. 

That’s a strange take. UConn pushed out their perimeter defense and had the size to do it. The best way they could make up points was to have Edey go one on one.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1704 on: April 08, 2024, 10:43:19 PM »
And the LMU player is on his 3rd team in 3 seasons. God bless the portal…

This is a bit miss leading.

The ECU player, is in his 2nd year at UCONN averaged close to 10, 5 and 5 for a Championship team last year.

The LMU player, was at Rutgers last year, where he averaged double digits while being one of the best 3-point shooters in the nation.

So bottom line, both those players are studs, and were studs before this year.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1705 on: April 08, 2024, 10:45:55 PM »
Painter game plan was brutal

 But also, Uconn guards are just bigger, stronger and better.

Jones finally tried to launch one late and Spencer laughed the ball right back into his face.

It looked a lot like last night's game to me where one team had size and bench depth and the other team just couldn't contend.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1706 on: April 08, 2024, 10:46:54 PM »
I assume UCONN will lose pretty much everyone. Will be interesting to see how they reload.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1707 on: April 08, 2024, 10:47:09 PM »
That’s a strange take. UConn pushed out their perimeter defense and had the size to do it. The best way they could make up points was to have Edey go one on one.

There was no way they were coming back settling for twos.  That’s why UConn was more than happy to give them up.

This was the national championship game and Purdue, a 1 seed, was too afraid to even try any.  They chose to just give up.  It was pathetic at this level. 

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1708 on: April 08, 2024, 10:47:30 PM »
Purdue's guards could not deal with UCONN's quickness. 

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1709 on: April 08, 2024, 10:49:27 PM »
There was no way they were coming back settling for twos.  That’s why UConn was more than happy to give them up.

This was the national championship game and Purdue, a 1 seed, was too afraid to even try any.  They chose to just give up.  It was pathetic at this level. 

They didn’t “give up.” Good lord.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1710 on: April 08, 2024, 10:51:11 PM »
Per Twitter, since "Requiem for the Big East" aired, big East has won the most championships of any conference
That's some good $h!t.

Doesn't stop Seth Greenberg and the other ESPN clowns from taking a shot at the viability of the BE.

ESPN is openly upset about the BE. Funny stuff. I guess losing the Big10 to Fox didn't help either.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1711 on: April 08, 2024, 10:54:20 PM »
Smith over Castle was a wild take

Castle just absolutely erased him from this game all half.

Smith was a much, much better college basketball player this year. Which will be Castle’s only year in college.

Castle’s a good defender, made even better knowing he can stay in his man’s pocket and if he gets beat off the dribble he has one of the best rim protectors in the country behind him.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1712 on: April 08, 2024, 10:55:53 PM »
If they played a 7-game series, UConn would sweep. They are just much better.

It wouldn't have mattered if John Wooden were coaching Purdue or if Purdue wasn't "chicken sh!t." But sure, if folks need narratives to think otherwise, go for it.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1713 on: April 08, 2024, 10:56:55 PM »
There was no way they were coming back settling for twos.  That’s why UConn was more than happy to give them up.

This was the national championship game and Purdue, a 1 seed, was too afraid to even try any.  They chose to just give up.  It was pathetic at this level.

Purdue had a great year and just ran into a buzzsaw.  UCONN gameplan was extremely effective and was just not their night.  Hurley put together a squad of top recruits, portal players that fit right and a nice bench, especially a viable backup center.

At least they made the Final Four and the Title game, maybe one day down the road, MU can make an Elite Eight. 

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1714 on: April 08, 2024, 10:57:46 PM »
There was no way they were coming back settling for twos.  That’s why UConn was more than happy to give them up.

This was the national championship game and Purdue, a 1 seed, was too afraid to even try any.  They chose to just give up.  It was pathetic at this level.

Did UCONN destroy their will Hutch?  1-7 an odd stat. 

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1715 on: April 08, 2024, 11:01:32 PM »
Smith was a much, much better college basketball player this year. Which will be Castle’s only year in college.

Castle’s a good defender, made even better knowing he can stay in his man’s pocket and if he gets beat off the dribble he has one of the best rim protectors in the country behind him.

Defense is half the game. Hes elite

And Smith also plays with a mountain on offense. Hes small and was completely taken out by Castle. Who is also active as hell in transition and in the paint.

Hes a far more versatile player
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1716 on: April 08, 2024, 11:03:30 PM »
I felt like Loyer was the biggest no-show from Purdue today.  Contributed nothing on offense or defense.  Purdue did start 3 sophs and has another 7-footer waiting in the wings, so we'll see how they look next year.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1717 on: April 08, 2024, 11:04:06 PM »
Did UCONN destroy their will Hutch?  1-7 an odd stat.

It’s unheard of in today’s game. UConn was much better without a doubt , but at least go down trying to make an honest attempt to get back in the game and make it interesting.  That’s all I’m saying.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1718 on: April 08, 2024, 11:06:50 PM »
Per Twitter, since "Requiem for the Big East" aired, big East has won the most championships of any conference

That’s classic!

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1719 on: April 08, 2024, 11:07:53 PM »
Is Marquette gonna make one shining moment?

Kam and Oso at the tip.

Joplin screaming.

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1720 on: April 08, 2024, 11:10:09 PM »
Kam and Oso at the tip.

Joplin screaming.

Not much. Thought.    But that’s it

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« Reply #1721 on: April 08, 2024, 11:10:19 PM »
It’s unheard of in today’s game. UConn was much better without a doubt , but at least go down trying to make an honest attempt to get back in the game and make it interesting.  That’s all I’m saying.


Fair enough Hutch. 

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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1722 on: April 08, 2024, 11:11:35 PM »
Defense is half the game. Hes elite

And Smith also plays with a mountain on offense. Hes small and was completely taken out by Castle. Who is also active as hell in transition and in the paint.

Hes a far more versatile player

Which tells you how good Smith is when he goes for 12 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and just 1 turnover and he was “completely taken out of the game.” He’s been a borderline All American this year.

Just because Stevie Mitchell made TJ Shannon inefficient for a game doesn’t mean Stevie Mitchell is better than TJ Shannon.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1723 on: April 08, 2024, 11:22:32 PM »
Which tells you how good Smith is when he goes for 12 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and just 1 turnover and he was “completely taken out of the game.” He’s been a borderline All American this year.

Just because Stevie Mitchell made TJ Shannon inefficient for a game doesn’t mean Stevie Mitchell is better than TJ Shannon.

He had half his assists in garbage time and made zero baskets in the second half when Castle was on him almost full time.

Castle also scored more, more efficiently.

You can get plenty of 6 foot point guards. Castles dont grow on trees. He ate Smiths lunch.
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Re: 2024 NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #1724 on: April 09, 2024, 04:18:20 PM »
I may be wrong, but I think the Women’s final will outdraw the Men’s.


And it does. The men's game only draws 14.8 million with the women at 18.8 million.

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