I don't think Kentucky actually beat us. I'm starting to think destiny beat us. (And Wisconsin, and Wichita, and Louisville, and even K. St.)
On that note... let's go Huskies!!! Keep it out of SEC country Shabazz.
The depressing thing is I'm 99% sure Kentucky loses seven game series with the last four teams they've played.
That's why they call it the dance of madness.
Who calls it that?!?
Say what you want about the Wildcats but they are a talented team, just young. In each of the last three games the Wildcats pretty much trailed all the first half, caught up in the second half, and won, albeit by a last second three. It was like they were feeling their way through the game. Louisville, ourselves, and Wisconsin are all close to our peaks, the Wildcats are not. They would learn more about their opponents as well as learn to play more as a team then we or the Cards or the Badgers would learn against them. IMHO.
We played pretty badly in that game. And they shot out of their damn minds. We win all four at Crisler and steal at least one at Rupp.
Yeah, but they've beaten Louisville all but once since Calipari arrived...
I can't wait to see the Post-Wrestlemania Monday Night RAW...
kentucky would not be in the game if the refs hadn't pushed them past the badgers.
Definitely agree. Although that 3 point foul on Jackson was BS, I hate that kind of call more than anything else. Anyone else think Jackson was fouled on that last shot?
problem was that he traveled before the call, so it should have been a travel.
I'm asking about the last shot of the game. It looked like the UK player slapped Jackson's right arm, which I think caused him to lose control of the ball as he was going up. I don't think Jackson was trying to bank it in, I think that was the result of a foul. Anyone with me on this? Probably not...
A 7 - 8 seed National Title game. Wow. I can't believe there's a couple assholes out there on ESPN who have this bracket picked as such.
And you know those assholes will be talking about it non stop for the next week even though it was probably one of their 20 brackets that they picked by rolling dice.
Not a couple. 1,780 had Uconn UK final.
Not watching. First in a long time. CBB has turned into ref fest.
Exactly, CBB is quickly turning into the NBA which I don't watch.
I think you should change your mind. Last night, and just like every night in the tournament really, you pit two teams that are desperate to move on, desperate not to lose. Fouls are going to be committed, probably lots of them. Yeah, I think a lot of fouls were called but I also think more fouls could have been called, maybe should have been. Perhaps it's turn into a ref-fest but it's kind of the nature of the beast.
Calipari convinced Aaron Harrison to take that deal with the devil. Unfortunately I think Kentucky will make hay in the final they match up real well against UConn.
Just a terrible title game. March Madness is great, but it does pinch out some low quality shit sometimes.
Probably feels pretty low right now. Cal called him out post game on national TV, and then did the same in the locker room, watch him go off in the title game.
Is it just me, or does anyone else not feel quite as bad about the Michigan game now?
Watching them pull the same shit makes me feel worse actually. That kind of shot shouldn't be rewarded two games in a row.
Shouldn't be rewarded? The guy made the shot; there's no should or shouldn't. Remember Trey against KU?
It was a horrible shot. His shot to beat us was a horrible shot. Most shots Kentucky takes are pretty horrible shots. They're advancing with almost no offensive flow due to superior athleticism and uncalled offensive fouls, and teams that do that should not be rewarded with a title.
In Trey's case, the 3 was not only necessary to tie the game but very difficult to pull off as Kansas has the option to fould Trey and not allow him a 3 point play. Plus time was way more of a factor, there was very little left.
In Kentucky's case, the last two threes were unnecessary. Against Michigan, it was tied and they had been driving the ball down our throats all night long. Settling for a well-contested 3 isn't exactly the best option in that case...but it worked, so good for them. Last night, a 3 was also unnecessary though more understandable as it gives you the lead, obviously, even if you only need 2 to tie. But in that situation, with plenty of time to get a shot off, the first Harrison brother derped around with the ball dangerously and got lucky to get it to Aaron, who even with some space...shot it from Trey distance, which is not exactly a very reliable shot. I mean, again, it worked, but it's frustrating to watch teams get away with back-to-back final possession shots that in a statistical world probably go in less than 30% of the time (and that's being generous) and were not even the necessary option (seriously...I still have no idea how he didn't go for a drive and score or pull up jumper against us). I mean...that shot was their second made 3 in the entire effing game.
Sometimes teams get real lucky in these tournaments. Kentucky has been good, no doubt, but also crazy damn lucky at the end.
And seriously, it would be nice to see them call an offensive foul once or twice. They've been hyper aggressive with their drives and probably get away with it at least a few times a game.
I'm gonna give you the benefit of the doubt, which shot are you referring to?
Take a wild guess.
Well then you are an idiot. Was it great shot selection, no, but he made it. There is no argument for that. Now if you want to argue how the game was called, then I'll probably agree with you. It is not like it was a lucky shot, it was a long contested shot that I'm sure he has made plenty of times in practice.
Personally im happy. I had uconn and kentucky in my draft style marchmadness pool. They were my 5th and 6th round picks. Cant complain about winning acouple hundred dollars
No, but we can complain about you talking about it.
If UConn lets Aaron Harrison take a 3 pointer to win the game they deserve to lose.
Go Huskies. Drown the Harrisons.
Over/Under on Fab Five comparisons on Monday: 22.
Take the over.
never bad for us to have them brought up and put back into kids' consciousness.
But like I said in the other thread, it's a joke to not acknowledge how much better the game was in the early nineties.
But if Kentucky wins, I can hear it now: "They were able to do what the Fab Five were never able to do. They are the true 'Best Freshman Team of all Time'. The crown has been passed on to the new Kings, Blah, Blah, Cats, Calipari, Blah, Blah, Blah."
Go UConn. Watch Harrison.
but it's still a toss up. As long as they keep getting thrown back into the cultural zeitgeist, kids are going to be interested in what the Fab 5 was all about and they remain culturally unique. These Kentucky kids don't have 1/1000000th of the personality of the Fab Fivers.
And I still say that there's no comparison between present day and doing it back in the day when teams were better (not that anyone will care).
But I will certainly be rooting my ass off for UConn.
Laettner and Hurley in their senior seasons, who would have left for the NBA in today's environment.
Neither the "Fab Five" nor UofK's freshment gave a damn about the school printed on their jersey.
''Was that the same fucking guy that hit it against us? It was?! Son of a bitch!''
to hold up against Kentucky.
They have a number of bigs, but they are all slight.
If Kentucky shoots well from outside, I don't know.
You wonder if all this athleticism shuts down Napier - the best coaches in the land should be putting their heads together and submitting a concise set of suggestions for Ollie to use or disregard.
Florida tried that and the rest of the team beat them. MSU had size and couldn't beat Uconn. I think Uconn's guard play wlll take out Kentucky like they did MSU and ISU.
but Kentucky will be throwing a combination of size and athleticism at UConn's guards that MSU and Florida could not match.
Still, maybe we will find out that UConn's guards are just that quick - that would be a most pleasant discovery.
I hated the announcers acting dumbfounded that Wisconsin let him take that shot. Kid has been a sub 35% 3 pt shooter all season and was 4 feet beyond the line. Just because he made a couple of big shots the last two games doesn't mean you throw out all scouting and go by the last two games.
When the other team is down by 2 with 7 seconds left in the game that is exactly the type of shot you want them to take when a mediocre 3 shooter has the ball. Likely a long rebound so no easy tap in and he's unlikely to make that shot.
that ain't that kid's first dagger, smh.