Duke. Would be fitting for them to have a chance to do what the Fab5 couldn't.
Duke vs Louisville open thread
Agreed, I want Duke. That way, the whole country minus OSU, MSU and IU will be rooting for us.
This plus a billion, it would be like the tigers winning the world series by beating the Yankees, awesome!
I'm not sure IU would root against us. Crean, maybe, but not their fans.
And we might be looking at the perfect Easter.
I feel like Duke is the easier matchup, so I've got to pull for them. Also, a FF with no #1 seeds would be cool.
Heart wants Duke. Very similar teams though.
Who do you all want - Duke or Louisville?
Hate Duke forever and ever, but how nice would it be to play them in the finals?
Louisville is better, I think, but a style that might fit us a little better, right?
Duke with Kelly has been amazing.
(yes, I know we have to beat Syracuse first).
Duke, they are the weaker team.
How about Wichita State instead? I know this is unlikely, but with how crazy this tourney has been anything can happen.
There is abad injury. CBS won't even show it on tv.
amazing homecourt advantage for Louisville. These fans are crazy.
and what the hell just happened? I don't want to see this...
Same injury as fitz.
If Duke wins, I win $1300 in my pool for a $20 entry. Go Duke!
Classless. Hope they lose just for that.
My guess is that the original post was made without knowledge of this injury. I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt here.
Of course it was.
Classless for being in a pool? Um, ok
Actually they just showed it and his leg is dangling on by a thread. Never want to see that in sports and puts things in perspective.
were on the floor, I thought there was a big collision and then they showed the replay. Classy of CBS not to show it again.
Wow. That is gruesome. Thoughts go out to that poor kid.
I'm gonna puke. Hope for the best...
That hurt just watching that.
Have not flinched at a tv injury like that since Fitz, that looked exactly like it.
Feel awful for that kid - that was brutal looking
WOW. Snapped his tibia and fibula right in half. That is just gruesome. Hope the kid recovers.
That is terrible
That is terrible
But not that. Never that. How horrible.
That wa crazy. The team couldn't even stand / watch / anything. Insane. Loved that they all then came over and realized that they needed to give to him instead of being stuck in their own mind.
That poor kid! Holy crap.
Wow. Such a gross break. Bad luck for Louisville.
WHat happened? I just saw 3 UL players on the ground?
Worst injury I've ever seen live. Includes Lattimore and Mcgahee. Hope he'll be ok.
they looked over and all dropped after seeing his leg broken in half. Watch the bench reaction next replay as well.
Agreed. I have never seen an injury that bad.
I take a broken leg (Fitz, Ware) over a blown out knee (Lattimore, McGahee) any day of the week.
I want Duke.
That looked like a compound fracture, holy shit that was awful to look at.
That was awful! I had to look away and I'm not even there
Even the Duke players looked shocked and sickened.
gruesome injury I've ever seen in any game, looked even worse than the one to Fitz or that famous one to Joe Theismann decades ago for the Redskins...
I agree worse looking than the Lattimore or McGahee breaks. Really hope this kid can make a complete recovery.
I hope he can walk again. My God, that was unbelievably gruesome. I wish I hadn't seen it.
He will walk tomorrow after they rod it
I hope so, but there's always a risk with really nasty dislocations or breaks that you lose blood flow to an area long enough to require amutation. I have a friend who was told he was lucky he didn't lose his foot after a bad ankle dislocation.
There is zero chance he loses his leg unless someone fucks up the operation or misses a compartment syndrome. He had a mid-shaft low-energy (open?) tibia and fibula fracture. There was no dislocation. Really a straight forward orthopaedic case. If there are any vascular injuries treatment will be timely enough so there are no permanent deficits.
our whole living room just quieted down. Bum-mer...
Worst leg injury I have ever seen
I hope Louisville wins, just for that.
That doesn't just happen. Must have had pain/symptoms before that but played through. That doesn't just happen to healthy bone.
Agreed. That looks like a pathological fracture
My prayers are with him and his family
That was a compound facture. I'm amazed the kid was even conscious and not passed out in shock. I hope the EMT's have morphine.
Compound is no longer used. Now it is called an open fracture if the bone comes through the skin. Just FYI.
Hope it is better than it looked.
That was worse than the Lattimore injury, IMO. He must have had a stress fracture in that area or something. You would never expect to see that as a non-contact injury.
Damn its gotta be tough to play after that. Kinda pulling for Louisville now even though Dieng terrifies me.
that sustained the fracture, is he a starter?
Kevin Ware. He is a sophomore who averages 17 mins a game, but is not a starter.
damn. crazy home court advantage for Louisville!
That was Theisman-like; horrible
Wow it feels weird playing basketball after that.
Was it so bad I don't that I shouldn't YouTube it?
You don't want to see it. It's unbelievably grusome.
you don't want to see it. leg in half type of break. really, you don't want to see it. If you do watch, just do not watch him falling on the sidelines - just seeing the players on the court fall down and the players on the bench reaction, you will get the feeling of the play.
Worst injury I've ever seen. Only thing even remotely comparable would be Shawn Livingston.
Lousiville may be the most neutral popular #1 seed of all time now.
I'm speechless. Sick to my stomach and speechless.
Best of luck to both teams. More importantly, I hope Ware can recover.
NOPE NOPE NOPE!
Basically Shaun Livingston, but with bone piercing the skin.
might be the worst injury I've ever seen at any sporting event period. Prayers go out to him, his family and Louisville Nation. That's just a terrible way to go. I'm pulling harder for Louisville now than I was before the game. This is tragic
What caused the injury? I missed it? Someone said it was non contact? Did he just come down from a rebound?
Came down after leaping to contest a shot.
after running out a 3 point shot on defense. As others have said, there was likely an underlying stress fracture.
Just jumped trying to block a shot IIRC. Didn't even really look like he landed funny. Definitely didnt land on an ankle or anything. Crazy.
Didn't see it but just saw the pic on twitter.
Oh my God.
I have a good picture of it. I'm not going to post it for obvious reasons, but basically his bone was sticking out of his leg. Hopefully it's not the sign of some sort of underlying malignancy like an osteosarcoma, because that thing just snapped.
Underlaying osteosarcoma would be the worst but also least likely etiology.
Underlying. My bad.
Haha I forgot that this is MGoBlog and that there are actually intelligent posters on here. Osteosarcoma would certainly be the least likely, but some sort of cancer is possible. However, on further review he landed a lot less clean than I originally thought, so I think it was just the shear stresses he put on that bone.
Mostly probable tumor would be a non-ossifying fibroma, which is benign. Or like you said, maybe unfortunate physics.
Get off the court, practically past the three point line
Damn I hope we dont have these refs. Duke getting every 50/50 call. Hell, Duke getting every call.
Worst leg injury I've seen since Tim Krumrie in the 89 Super Bowl
You know, Louiville's camo uniforms don't look that bad. They're by far better than other teams'.
And pickles covered in sand taste better than pickles dipped in shit.
I hope Kevin Ware makes a full recovery and experiences as little pain as possible. Just awful that happened and hope he gets healthy as quickly as possible.
So is this how Louisville always plays? I haven't really every watched them before, and I know they're one of the best teams in the nation, but they seem to be playing with fire. Like a mile-a-minute on both ends, hyperagressive stuff. Is this their MO and their just really good at not having it blow up in their face or get too many fouls?
At least in the tourney it has been their MO
Louisvill plays good defense. Scary. (but not too scary).
I haven't really watched a whole lot of Duke either so I can't tell if this is out of charachter for them, or are they Kansas-esque in that ball handling is always an issue because of no true point gaurd or ball handling gaurds?
I just hate Duke. The team looks even more surprised when the refs call a foul on them than Wisky or Aaron Craft.
I don't like Duke. That's why I want to play them. When I went to the Mad Hatter in Durham a few months ago I was there with my mother in law, who walks with a cain, and laboriously at that. There were two dozen Duke students there sitting alone at two or four tops and woudn't stand up so an old lady could sit down.
Because she wasn't abel?
So many folks talking like this "should" be the Championship game, but not real high level of play out there. At least UL has a good excuse....
Louisville scares the shit out of me. Great guards in Siva and Smith, athletic wings who seem like they will be trouble boxing out, and a presence inside with Dieng. If we get that far, I would be nervous with that matchup.
C you later!
A minor Duke check -
- 38.5% effective FG percentage
- 22.2% offensive rebound percentage
- 10 turnovers
Meanwhile, Louisville, has 8 steals and 9 blocks (20.5% block percentage against Duke's offense) and us shooting about 10% better despite a lack of three-pointers.
UL is totally going to win the championship
John Beilein, in between bites of a sub, laughs at this post.
I'm no Duke fan but it appears to me that they have no ball handlers. Also, Louisville basically plays defense by constantly fouling and just hoping for no calls. They're like a bunch of Aaron Crafts out there with the big guy in the middle blocking shots.
Seems to work pretty well. And they do actually get called for a lot of fouls. Like every starter has 3+.
Wow, Louisville looks dangerous. Not that they didn't before, but wow. That was a serious beating they put on. Guess that's what happens when you're as emotionally charged as they are.