Some good games tonight (hopefully). Right now Zona and UCLA are locked at 68 with under a minute left. No one has scored in this one for a while and it's getting fast and loose.
Saturday Night MBB Open Thread
PAC 12 Tourney championship has been a fun game to watch. Looks like UCLA is going to hang on.
Great ending coming up in the PAC 12 final. UCLA hit a tough three, which was followed by a Zona airball. Then UCLA missed a front end and Zona still couldn't hit a shot. UCLA about to close it out. Makes you appreciate how hard it is to survive conference tournaments.
If you are looking for other basketball games the MWC final is on CBS. Aztecs down 3 to the Lobos with under 4 left. We all know both teams tend to underperform in March, but it sure is fun to watch them play each other.
Looks like a great rivalry. They hate each other. It was an excellent game.
OT: I hate how announcers and sideline reporters call tourney titles "conference championships". UCLA is the PAC 12 Tourney champs not PAC 12 Champs.
Holy crap. SDSU down 5 gets a 3 and then a steal and a 3 point play to take the lead with a minute left. Then NMU gets a 3 point play at the other side. Great basketball.
Steve Alford sounds just like Doc Rivers.
Maybe it is the Pistons fan in me but Reggie Miller's voice is like nails on a chalkboard.
Kendall Williams just hit a dagger 3 as the shot clock ended to give NMU a 5 point lead and probably the game. That guy is something else when he gets hot.
Anyone watching the SDSU v New Mex game see the inbound play with about 1:45 left, where the New Mex player is inbounding the ball at the base line, and his teammate runs out of bounds along the base line and he passes the ball to the teammate while he is out of bounds and that player passes it back to the original inbounder who then passes it back to the other player as he heads in bounds? No call and not a word from the annoucers. Is that somehow legal ?
As long as it's after a made basket you can pass it out of bounds along the baseline. I have never seen more than one pass before, though.
Thanks. I have never seen that before.
New Mexico threepeats in the MWC.
Both New Mexico and San Diego State had effective field goal pecentages under 50% and free throw rates near or above 40%. They sent each other to the line quite a bit in this game. Indeed, there are now 40 PFs as we close out this one. Both teams have more TOs than assists too. Overall, there was a lot about this one that was sort of ugly, especially the part where it was 34-34 as late as 11:57 in the 2nd half.
MAC champs. Dangerous team in tournament
Why does Lunardi say we only won the conference by 2 games?
I make no claim to be a basketball guru, so forgive me if this is a stupid question: does Arizona's loss today affect our chances at a 1 seed or are they far enough ahead of us that it is irrelevant?
I wondered that too. I looked up one of the bracketology gurus. He said that Arizona had the third #1 seed totally locked down and the loss wouldn't matter. But who the heck knows? Take that with a grain of salt. Obviously, I am also hoping that it frees up another #1, but I'm really not too sure . . .
and all of the talking heads have been saying that Fla (two losses), Witchita (undefeated), & Arizona are one-seed locks.
Of course, by that measure, Villanova has only four losses, and somehow we're supposed to be ahead of them. In 2014, however, we've only lost three while Villanova has also lost three in this calendar year.
Kenpom has us at #11. It seems to me that we're rather fortunate to be under consideration for the last one-seed. (And as we saw last year, it's mildly helpful to be a one versus a two, three, or four, but playing well in March trumps seeding.
Sorry for the bad news, but no way. Florida, Arizona, and Wichita State were virtually locked into #1 seeds before this week even started.
I kind of doubt it. Arizona has such great numbers across the board that conference tournament loss probably won't do much to their resume outside of maybe flipping them with Florida as the #1 overall seed.
is against Tennessee.....
I don't get how they can get a 1 seed either. You should have to beat at least 1 good team to get one. I also see this being a future of poor 1 seeds with the conference realignment putting a lot of conferences into situations with a couple of good teams and then nothing. Hopefully people at least begin to consider not allowing great records over poor teams to be top seeds in the future.
#1 seed! Woooooohooooo
got to win one more game to hold that tho....
Lunardi just said that the selection committe might not want to change their brackets so late in the day. I know this was debated in another thread, but I think it is still an open question of whether the BTT final outcome will come too late to influence the committee.
I saw the debate and those that say it's too late and doesnt matter are wrong. There have been a couple of instances where the selection committee had a winner goes here and loser goes there type scenerio but they've never ignored the outcome. And if Michigan made the #1 line with 8 losses they would be the FIRST 8 loss team to ever get seeded that highly.
That is not going to happen. We need one more win.
but who knows. Hopefully we win and end the debate
ISU is pretty good. We played a tough non-conference slate. Would have been nice to win one of those marquee games. If we don't get a 1 seed, that Arizona game we should have won will be the difference. Also I know he's the mayor of Ames and whatnot, but I wouldn't mind seeing Fred Hoiberg as Michigan's next coach. Probably no chance of that happening, just saying.
Hoiberg's daughter is kind of hot.
I want no part of louisville none, they look great, russ would get into the lane at will and they play great on ball defense. If lunardi is right about them being a 3 in the midwest I want in the east at whatever seed, maybe the team I want to see the least right now.
Not sure if that changes their seed
It doesn't they are going to be a 1 seed
Damn hell of a shootout in Kansas City. Raining 3's
Iowa state fans are impressive, they took over that place.