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I want unc in the title game. A little pay-back for Izzo and Day Day.
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This post was edited by Bailey1149 2 years ago
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But what about 1999, 2000, and 2001?
Huh? It are double negative for clarity.
Big Ten Tournament championships don't hurt either.
He's also never failed to make the Final Four when beating a #1, He's also never failed to make the Final Four as a #2 seed.
This post was edited by Pylon St8ofmind 2 years ago
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I think folks are fooling themselves that Kentucky is merely the team that is dominating the SEC, a league whose depth ranks slightly above the Association of Christian College Athletics. That's crazy. It's difficult to watch them for any period of time and conclude that their dominance is explained by a weak league.
Barring a Chris Webber-style mental breakdown, this team is going to run through the bracket like the avenging wrath of God. And it's going to take someone getting lucky to bump them off (as IU got lucky).
Did we score 74 pts despite playing like shit?
UM, Green Bay and Chicago teams all have one thing in common: They all suck
Don't want Mississippi State in that round of 32 game. That's a potential trap.
anyone notice how terrible Lunardi is at slotting teams into the right regions? There is a zero percent chance both Gonzaga and Florida State are in our bracket, whether we are a 1 or a 2. The committee works hard to reduce rematches like that. He really doesn't seem to know anything other than RPI rankings. I have no idea how he got his job, but just about any average college basketball fan could do what he does. and most of them could do it better.
We did play like shit. Look at how many of those points we scored (including a 3 at the buzzer once the game was functionally decided). Also it's stopping NU, without getting in horrible foul trouble, not scoring on them that's really the issue.
Link to follow.
They had 72 points with 6:31 left, we scored 74 including a meaningless 3 at the horn.
NCAA Men's Basketball Recap: Final statistics from the Michigan State Spartans vs. Northwestern Wildcats game played on January 14, 2012
Gotcha, my apologies.
Anyone but Kentucky.
Would avoid UK and Cuse by being a 1 or one of top 2 #2 seeds.
When MSU gets their one seed, they will be out West since UK will grab the MidWest.
I will take MSU out west as the 1 vs Kansas as the two all day. I'd much rather play KU than UNC or Duke if they are all 2 seeds.
Defense was the problem against NU. We scored 74 points.
You're wrong about the committee, they love to try and set up rematches in the brackets.
No, they don't. They avoid them if at all possible. This is fact.
"If at all possible." Judas. Reading comprehension. Certain bracketing procedures make them unavoidable in the Sweet 16 if both teams in question were to advance. You will never, ever see them in the first round... or second round unless it is unavoidable, like when the Big East got double digit teams in last year and UConn played Cincy and Syracuse played Marquette in the second round.
I agree..you can also say the same about us against Duke in 2005.
The great equalizer in the tourney is different styles of play. This isn't the first time Cal has had a loaded team and it will not be the last. I respect Kentucky's talent, you never know when Davis will get in foul trouble, that is how IU beat them, or when Jones decides not to play to his strengths. Talent does not mean automatic win. If so, he would have a ring from Memphis and 1 at UK.
Actually, we're talking about the proposed bracket by Lunardi, which has FSU as a potential S16 matchup and Gonzaga or Purdue as a potential Elite 8 matchup. That has nothing to do with the first two rounds. Not sure who Judas is, unless he's part of the selection committee?
This...and that is what is so great about Izzo's everywhere and anywhere mentality. He will play anybody and he loves playing teams with unique styles of play. It is games like Northwestern that teach us how to play against Georgetown, teams like UNC that prepare us for a fast transition game, and etc. This is a prime example of why MSU makes deep tournament runs compared to Kentucky, and OSU who are stock piled with talent.
Yup. Every "expert" will have UK in the Final Four. I think they can out-talent their way to the Elite Eight with ease, I don't think there is anyone in the 4 and up seed range who can give them a run without shooting out of their minds, but that's the beauty of the tourney... you never know in a 1-game shot against an 8/9 or 4/5. Given the right matchup in the Elite Eight though, like a UNC rematch, or Mizzou, or OSU... I could end up picking against them. There is nothing given there. As talented as they are, everybody forgets that they haven't played anybody since the new year. Their toughest game was @Vandy. The SEC is awful.
#1 in West
Get the latest NCAA college basketball bracketology breakdown from ESPN's Joe Lunardi
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
If we are the last #1 seed then I see us going out West. Although if we do get that #1 I have to think the #4 would be Florida and not Florida State.
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