Arena The NCAA College Basketball Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Dal--Intrepid, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Hope Roy Williams gets better. :(

    I like him as a coach; even as a part of me will always miss Dean Smith.
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  2. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Wha? Hmm..that's not what the article that I saw said. Need to do some more digging, I guess. Man, that's sucks. :(
  3. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Carolina better figure out how to stop the transition game ASAP. The Hoosiers are really burning them with it.

    McAdoo has been decent tonight, but needs to step up big time.
  4. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Can the B1G count Maryland's win in the ACC-B1G Challenge?
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  5. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_plain] :(

    Bug Ten performed pretty well on Tuesday.
  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ESPN is reporting former basketball coach Rick Majerus is dead at age 64.
  7. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Depressing day in sports. Majerus strategically schooled Coach Guthridge down the stretch when we met up with the Utes in the 98 Final Four, that's my most distinct memory of his career outside of his broadcast work. Great basketball mind, will be missed.
  8. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Not finalized, but amazing idea for next season:

    Next year on Veterans Day weekend, there will be four -- count 'em, four -- games taking place simultaneously at Cowboys Stadium, site of the 2014 Final Four. The games will begin 15 minutes apart and be held side by side (by side by side) in the giant facility. The purpose is to simulate the madness that takes place during the first week of the NCAA tournament. Only instead of the games taking place in four different cities, they'll be played in one town, under one roof

    Oh. My. Goodness. YES. Sign me up for some of that.
  9. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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  10. DT421 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, gotta love those Butler Bulldogs!
  11. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I HATE Butler. HATE THEM. Losing to them just makes this worse. We couldn't have lost to a real school, like Duke or MSU or something ...

    It reminds me of a certain game last December, when the most awesome school in the entire world was unranked and still took down those losers #1 Kentucky. Unfortunately, Kentucky got the banner. Fortunately, that bodes well for IU taking home #6 in April.
  12. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    lol. I don't know if that means that things will happen like like that. :p


    Having a good Indiana is great for college basketball, but so are schools like Butler that upset the balance of power.
  13. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    That's exactly what it means :p

    Any school could be that upset. And I'd prefer almost any other school.
  14. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Why do you hate Butler so much?
  15. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Too much pro-Butler sentiment from people I dislike turned grating, which turned me against Butler basketball. And the constant pressure to root for Butler just because of its location ("Butler's in Indiana! Why are you cheering on OSU?"). Gets irritating.
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  16. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Fair enough, I suppose. I usually try to watch the NCAA games of local schools, if they'd get in, like Robert Morris, Duquesne, and St. Francis (PA), but Western PA doesn't have that same basketball "it"-ness.
  17. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Duke just fell to NC State. That makes tomorrow's game even bigger. Ohio State can deny M*ch*gan a chance to go to #1 in the polls. Hell yes.
  18. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Anytime Duke falls, it makes me happy. :)


    Of course, Carolina isn't doing so hot this season.
  19. Rew Force Ghost

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    Yeah, it's a pretty good season when your first loss doesn't come until mid-January, so as a Duke fan, I can't complain overly much.

    I do wish it hadn't come against NC State, though (or I wish we would've looked more competitive in today's game). The only thing worse would've been losing to UNC, Clemson, or Indiana. (I have the same irrational hatred toward IU that Nat has toward Butler. :p)
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  20. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I love the UNC - Duke match ups. Only a few months to go.
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yesterday's game definitely showed how important Ryan Kelly is to Duke, though. Hopefully this doesn't turn into something long term.

    Also, breaking news: South Carolina basketball still isn't any good. Oh, wait, everyone already knew that. Nevermind.
  22. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Badgers on the road, knock off Indiana. Very nice for the resume.
  23. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I don't think there are any truly great teams out there this year. Could make for a very interesting tournament.
  24. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Agreed. This is shaping up as one of those years bizarre things happen in the tournament. A five seed winning it all. An eight seed in the Final Four. A thirteen in the sweet sixteen.
  25. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    March Madness chaos is great. As long as we get a good national championship game, I'd be happy with any of those scenarios.