Got tickets to see Cal in the first round tomorrow.... beyond excited.
'Cause it's the last call... for alcohol... for my ninjas... so get your ass up off the wall - Kanye West
Games start in 1 hour. Last chance to join...
UCLA is going down tomorrow though. Shouldve given Oregon the # 6.
So glad I picked Oregon and Cal to advance. UCLA vs Florida round 4 coming soon
The way the selection committee seeded this tournament really weird. It's almost as if they viewed seeds 5 through 12 as equal, and just matched teams up without regard to the seeding. This year a 12 beating a 5 isnt an upset the way these teams on paper seem pretty even. Yeah VCU is destroying Akron, but Akron had their starting PG arrested a few weeks ago and they're banged up.
As for UCLA, the Gophers are playing so bad right now and Tubby doesn't put them in a position to win. The Gophers are the most up and down team maybe in all of college bball this year. So no one knows which team will show up. Its a coinflip game for that reason
Harvard just won't go away. Wondering what Tommy's stress level is right now? Mine will be worse when the Gophers play tomorrow, but still... I keep waiting for UNM to impose their will and Harvard hits a big 3 or penetrates and gets a big hoop.
Today was fun.
Zags looked very beatable. I always cheer against them with passion (not sure why). Wichita State can beat them. Ta Town, standup!
Pac represented well! I hope Colorado balls out vs. Illinois. UCLA vs. Minnesota should be exciting.
Check out cbssports.com to stream all the games.! It makes work much better.
Hoyas coming back?
Edit: Bounce free throw followed by that alley oop dunk? My goodness.
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*based upon tedious fact checking.
I thought the Final 4 would include Georgetown, Liberty U, and Univ of New Mexico. Ha.
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Well the good news for Bruins fans is that Ben Howland is fired. Not official yet though.
KU to the Sweet 16 for the 7th time under Bill Self... I am loving this (didn't love that first half of yesterday's game though).
I knew all along that he never considered Minnesota, but I thought UCLA had a legit shot at him. Shaka Smart by staying at VCU does have the opportunity to build VCU into a Gonzaga... with maybe better post-season success? He's built his program around 2nd-tier recruits that maybe be a little under-sized, but are athletic. They mature, develop, and get stronger in his system. Most importantly his players won't jump early to the NBA.
Look at the big names at UCLA- Shabazz, Love, Jrue Holiday. Those guys were blue-chip recruits but they all went pro after a year.
That and Smart can be the big fish in a small pond at VCU. He can be god there. He can do almost nothing wrong.
At UCLA it's constant pressure and scrutiny to win and win now! I can see why he'd stay. I eventually think he's waiting for Roy Williams or Coach K to retire, so he can take the Duke or UNC jobs. But until then, he'll build Gonzaga part 2.