2021 NCAA Tournament

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by brian » Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:09 pm

Gonzaga is gonna curbstomp UCLA. That game could get really ugly. They would have beat Michigan by double digits they could beat UCLA by 30.

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by A_B » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:13 am

Gotta love it when the scrappy underdog has 11 titles. Happened to UK (well, only 8 titles) that year we were a 8/9 seed and went to finals in 2014.

And it unnerves me how much Cronin acts just like Pitino on the sideline.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by Nonlinear FC » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:44 am

Woof.

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MI had their chances down the stretch. Stuff they've hit most of the year. Props to the Bruins.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by HaulCitgo » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:42 am

Yeah gave the kid a lecture on cinderella and UCLA basketball history in the car this am. He says they're still cinderella.

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by P.D.X. » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:57 am

May be confirmation bias (and I haven't paid much attention to college hoops in years) but it seems like so many teams settle for low-percentage 3's in crunch time when a 2 or a foul from an inside shot would keep them alive. Is it a hero complex or is this actually coached?

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by Jerloma » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:56 am

Last night, dude from UCLA threw up an airball from the FT line and he was apparently embarrassed by it so told Cronin to protest to the refs about it and Cronin did, even though the guy wasn't close to him. Then the refs immediately called an offensive foul on Michigan at the other end that was blatantly a defensive foul.

Is that "good" coaching?
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by Shirley » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:13 am

Yes. More coaches should try telling refs that their player was fouled.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by sancarlos » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:43 pm

Unbelievable year for the PAC-12 women, too. Arizona vs. Stanford in the national championship final.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by DaveInSeattle » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:24 am

sancarlos wrote:
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Unbelievable year for the PAC-12 women, too. Arizona vs. Stanford in the national championship final.
Aari McDonald played an amazing game last night. That was fun to watch.

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by Jerloma » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:17 pm

Bruins win, I win my pool. Zags win, I'm out. That simple.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by EnochRoot » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:26 pm

This has been arguably the best half in the entire tournament.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by EdRomero » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:29 pm

EnochRoot wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:26 pm
This has been arguably the best half in the entire tournament.
Too much ref drama for my taste.

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by EnochRoot » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:52 pm

EdRomero wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:29 pm
EnochRoot wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:26 pm
This has been arguably the best half in the entire tournament.
Too much ref drama for my taste.
I get it. Black and white on the same shirt is off-putting. I prefer the NBA grays.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by EnochRoot » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:48 pm

You dumb ducks - this is the best game ever.

WTF?
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Post by L-Jam3 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:11 pm

Holy fuck.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by Ryan » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:11 pm

Holy fuckballs
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holy fuckbAllZ, what a ducking nightmare. Holy shot. Just, fuck. The

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Post by sancarlos » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:13 pm

What an amazing finish!
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by tennbengal » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:13 pm

Dear lord. What a fucking game.

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by EdRomero » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:13 pm

UCLA was hitting everything. Amazing game

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Post by tennbengal » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:14 pm

EnochRoot wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:48 pm
You dumb ducks - this is the best game ever.

WTF?
Maybe Kentucky /Duke better? Maybe? What an amazing game.

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Post by L-Jam3 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:16 pm

Tell you what, men. These two teams get together in March and they put up some fucking barnburners.
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Post by Ryan » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:17 pm

I’d say the only mark against it was all the timeouts but even the play designs were money so 🤷‍♂️
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by EnochRoot » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:20 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:14 pm
EnochRoot wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:48 pm
You dumb ducks - this is the best game ever.

WTF?
Maybe Kentucky /Duke better? Maybe? What an amazing game.
Oh fuck that. I was 30 minutes in front of the "HOLY SHIT" nonsense. I need points for that. Like, quote my dick and shit.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by DaveInSeattle » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:20 pm

Bananas....just flat out bananas....

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by sancarlos » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:33 pm

EnochRoot wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:20 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:14 pm
EnochRoot wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:48 pm
You dumb ducks - this is the best game ever.

WTF?
Maybe Kentucky /Duke better? Maybe? What an amazing game.
Oh fuck that. I was 30 minutes in front of the "HOLY SHIT" nonsense. I need points for that. Like, quote my dick and shit.
You were the first to note what a great game it was.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by Reaper » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:36 pm

That my have been my loudest Woooooo! ever for a game where I had no horse in the race, right up there with Syracuse-UConn 6OT in 2009.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by DaveInSeattle » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:09 pm

As amazing as that last shot was, this was the play that really blew my mind...


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Post by rass » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:30 pm

What does nantz love more - Augusta or dramatically eulogizing the dashed dreams of 20 year old basketball players?

And to show how much basketball I watched this year, including not seeing Gonzaga before last night, I figured out just before halftime it was “Timme” (last name) and not “Timmy” (first name).
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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:23 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
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As amazing as that last shot was, this was the play that really blew my mind...

Do those unis look like just numbers IRL? They're great.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by brian » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:47 pm

Zags are getting zigged.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:15 pm

brian wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:47 pm
Zags are getting zigged.
Baylor is scary good. And the Zags had heavy legs at the start.

Down 10, at the half, with how a)how bad they played, and b)how good Baylor played is workable. The zone slowed Baylor's momentum.

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Post by degenerasian » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:36 pm

Baylor coming out fast again. Kenny Smith was right, Baylor went to Athletes-R-Us to get these guys.
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Post by Reaper » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:01 pm

If I'm a Gonzaga fan, I'm blaming Timme for shaving the rest of the beard again before the last game.
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Post by mister d » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:03 pm

TOTAL BLISS
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Post by brian » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:20 pm

Would have been nice to see Bobby Knight still alive when a team completes an undefeated season. Other than that I had no dog in this.

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Post by mister d » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:22 pm

You know when you realize a word you learned from reading it isn’t pronounced how you thought?
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Post by EnochRoot » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:29 pm

Throughout the ‘20-‘21 NCAA season, teams were 98-1 that shot better than 55%, turned the ball over less than 10 times, and held their opponent to less than 7 three pointers. Until the other night when UCLA did all those things to Gonzaga. Now those teams are 98-2.

Yeah, Baylor’s really good, but if Baylor had to fend off UCLA the other night, no fucking way do they play like they did tonight v Gonzaga.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:53 pm

Bummer of a way to end the season for Gonzaga. I had never really watched Baylor play before, but wow....they've got some big hulking dudes that can play. Gonzaga looked scrawny compared to them. If the Zags play their "A" Game against Baylor's "A" game....I say Baylor wins 8 out of 10 times.

Not to discount anything Gonzaga did this season...they had a great season. Just ran into a buzzsaw at the end. And I do think that UCLA took a lot out of them, both physically and emotionally. They were so flat at the start of the game, and Baylor just ran them off the court.

The best part of the season for me though was being able to share it with my daughter as she turned into a basketball fan, something she never had any interest in before. That's a pretty cool thing.

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by Reaper » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:02 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:53 pm
Bummer of a way to end the season for Gonzaga. I had never really watched Baylor play before, but wow....they've got some big hulking dudes that can play. Gonzaga looked scrawny compared to them. If the Zags play their "A" Game against Baylor's "A" game....I say Baylor wins 8 out of 10 times.

Not to discount anything Gonzaga did this season...they had a great season. Just ran into a buzzsaw at the end. And I do think that UCLA took a lot out of them, both physically and emotionally. They were so flat at the start of the game, and Baylor just ran them off the court.

The best part of the season for me though was being able to share it with my daughter as she turned into a basketball fan, something she never had any interest in before. That's a pretty cool thing.
Yeah, it's a bummer the final was never close. But I always like to see a program get their first (which would've happened no matter who won). And of course still have to stay up for One Shining Moment.

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Re: 2021 NCAA Tournament

Post by A_B » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:14 am

So my main takeaway is that Drew timme cost them that game with his play in the first 5 minutes. chasing blocks and leaving his guy, missing rotations, and general sluggishness. He was a shell of himself. and then he did the mustache thing and the next time down he got hacked, which is what people should have done since round one, just Baylor has enough strength to make it real, I guess.
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