2021 NCAA Tournament

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by brian » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:04 pm

Oregon averaged 1.41 PPP in the first half. God damn...

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by HaulCitgo » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:39 pm

Monday hoops?

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Post by P.D.X. » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:58 pm

brian wrote:
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Oregon averaged 1.41 PPP in the first half. God damn...
7 mins to go and the over has been busted

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by Shirley » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:58 pm

Siri, what's the opposite of Virginia basketball?
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by brian » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:04 pm

I think my two national title game teams being knocked out before the Sweet 16 is a personal record.

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Post by Shirley » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:05 pm

Iowa's gonna go for 90 and still lose by 20.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by P.D.X. » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:06 pm

Giving up a dunk every possession probably doesn't help.

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Post by Sabo » Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:45 pm

Shirley wrote:
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Siri, what's the opposite of Virginia basketball?
Your avatar.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:26 pm

Timme's facial hair is fantastic. Well paired with the headband. Also I know he is a forward but expect him to play more like a forward. Then I see him basically face guarding his responsibility at the 3-point line.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:29 pm

Also is looking very 70s rock band member (long hair shaggy beard)...but his media guide pictures make him him appear to be doing the Larry Bird look alike contest.
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edit--apparently I am not the first person to make that comparison
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:45 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:26 pm
Timme's facial hair is fantastic. Well paired with the headband. Also I know he is a forward but expect him to play more like a forward. Then I see him basically face guarding his responsibility at the 3-point line.
Timme's footwork is so good.

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by Rex » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:50 pm

The last minute of that game only makes sense if you know that the spread was -15.5

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by A_B » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:35 pm

Rex wrote:
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The last minute of that game only makes sense if you know that the spread was -15.5
I did! It matters to someone!
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Post by brian » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:14 pm

Having seen a bunch of it here I have to say TSNs NCAA Tournament coverage is embarrassingly good.

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Post by Sabo » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:11 pm

It was fun while it lasted.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by brian » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:45 pm

It’s not a question of if Will Wade gets busted by the NCAA it’s really only a question of when and where.

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by brian » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:24 pm

That was a regular season quit from LSU. Weird. Seldom see teams not foul down 8 with 30+ seconds left in the tournament.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:51 pm

Yeah.. That was fucking weird. I mean, blah blah obvious thing I'd say...

But there was a lot of time left when they backed off.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by brian » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:38 pm

Is it possible Bill Walton is a prophet?

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Post by EnochRoot » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:34 pm

brian wrote:
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Is it possible Bill Walton is a prophet?
It has been estimated...
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Enoch brought the goods.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:41 pm



Sweet 16 games are on Saturday/Sunday, not Thursday/Friday. Very strange.

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Post by mister d » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:34 am

It’s so there aren’t any more mid-weekday games, right?
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Post by A_B » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:35 am

brian wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:24 pm
That was a regular season quit from LSU. Weird. Seldom see teams not foul down 8 with 30+ seconds left in the tournament.
Yeah, I questioned this in real time as well. Had to at least do one more foul there and see how it plays out.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by tennbengal » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:40 am

So when are the Elite 8 games? Next monday and Tuesday?

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Post by brian » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:50 am

tennbengal wrote:
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So when are the Elite 8 games? Next monday and Tuesday?
Aye.

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DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:41 pm

Sweet 16 games are on Saturday/Sunday, not Thursday/Friday. Very strange.
Again, all COVID-related. Need at least five days in between each set of rounds for testing and travel protocols.

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Post by A_B » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:55 am

brian wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:51 am
DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:41 pm

Sweet 16 games are on Saturday/Sunday, not Thursday/Friday. Very strange.
Again, all COVID-related. Need at least five days in between each set of rounds for testing and travel protocols.
I'm surprised only one team had to withdraw.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by mister d » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:59 am

Whoever runs A-10 basketball should be out over that. Just fucking embarrassing.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by brian » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:06 am

Interesting. Last time this happened we got a Final Four with Penn and Indiana State.


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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:09 am

brian wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:51 am
DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:41 pm

Sweet 16 games are on Saturday/Sunday, not Thursday/Friday. Very strange.
Again, all COVID-related. Need at least five days in between each set of rounds for testing and travel protocols.
But teams aren't travelling.

I wonder....if the NCAA is using the Covid 'opportunity' to test out if having Sweet 16 games on the weekend, and then Regional Finals on Monday/Tuesday, will give them a bump in ratings.

Is the Final Four still set for Saturday/Monday?

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:12 am

brian wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:06 am
Interesting. Last time this happened we got a Final Four with Penn and Indiana State.
Along with DePaul and Michigan State.

One time a friend and I, on a long road trip, tried to remember as many final fours as we could. It was scary how many we could get all four teams. Those years of reading SI paid off.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:22 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
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brian wrote:
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Interesting. Last time this happened we got a Final Four with Penn and Indiana State.
Along with DePaul and Michigan State.

One time a friend and I, on a long road trip, tried to remember as many final fours as we could. It was scary how many we could get all four teams. Those years of reading SI paid off.
The famous Magic and Bird Final Four. In Salt Lake City.

That was the Final Four that got me into college hoops. But because of DePaul, not Magic and Bird

DePaul was so dominant those next few years ... and lost their opening game as a number one seed in 1980, and 1981, *and* 1982.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by brian » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:22 am

Yeah, but I have to believe the testing protocol is still partly to blame. Also with all surviving teams having to remain in the bubble I assume they just decided to make it a uniform five days between each set of rounds (since yes, the national semifinals/final is still on the usual Saturday/Monday schedule).

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Post by brian » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:24 am

Damn I just realized even that isn't right. Who the fuck knows then. (The semifinal/final is Saturday/Monday, but that's only three days between the final Elite 8 game and semis.)

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:25 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:09 am
brian wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:51 am
DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:41 pm

Sweet 16 games are on Saturday/Sunday, not Thursday/Friday. Very strange.
Again, all COVID-related. Need at least five days in between each set of rounds for testing and travel protocols.
But teams aren't travelling.

I wonder....if the NCAA is using the Covid 'opportunity' to test out if having Sweet 16 games on the weekend, and then Regional Finals on Monday/Tuesday, will give them a bump in ratings.

Is the Final Four still set for Saturday/Monday?
Probably scheduling around Passover and the impacts it will have to ratings. I mean had BYU won they would have scheduled around their game time, so it clearly is respect for religious observance.

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by A_B » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:11 pm

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brian wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:51 am
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Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:41 pm

Sweet 16 games are on Saturday/Sunday, not Thursday/Friday. Very strange.
Again, all COVID-related. Need at least five days in between each set of rounds for testing and travel protocols.
They set it up so if a player/coach had tested positive prior to traveling for the first round and needed to quarantine (Geno Auriemma, for example), they could do so, then be eligible to travel and join the team during the Sweet 16, should their team still be playing.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by brian » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:51 pm

Oregon State on pace to score 8 points in this game.

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Post by L-Jam3 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:09 pm

They’re really wasting the great Kevin Harlan on this game.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by brian » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:58 pm

Pac 12 guaranteed at least two teams in Elite Eight.

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