OT: Kansas getting killed by VCU

Submitted by M-Wolverine on March 27th, 2011 at 3:08 PM
Down 18, we'll be having the mid-majors filing it out to play the blue bloods winner for the title. Glad all the talking heads said VCU had no business being in the Tournament. Kansas given a gift path, and they can choke that away too.



March 27th, 2011 at 3:23 PM ^

Crazy game.  Kansas had 8 turnovers 10 minutes into the first half.  Foul trouble all over the place as well.  There was one possession on VCU's end where Kansas missed a shot and then missed two free throws--twice!--before VCU finally got possession back.  Kansas looks sloppy, and I bet they underestimated VCU's strength.

Prediction:  VCU wins a close one by 10 or less.


March 27th, 2011 at 4:09 PM ^

But the counterargument is that March Madness seriously waters down the regular season, which is undeniable.  I support a limited playoff in football.  If you make it a huge free-for-all (like 16+ teams), you lessen the importance of the regular season.  

If I were in charge of things, I'd get rid of the conference title games and go straight from the regular season to an eight-team playoff.  Have a selection committee figure out whom the best eight teams are.


March 27th, 2011 at 3:49 PM ^

VCU is going to have to play lights out in the second half.  Kansas looks good and the refs look...well, like college basketball refs.  Ha on that "not a shooting foul" BS.


March 27th, 2011 at 4:43 PM ^

No one in today's college basketball can resist the 3-point line's sweet siren song.

I saw recently that in the '93 semifinal against Kentucky, we shot 0-4 from 3.  It's amazing to think in a game that went to overtime, we only attempted four from downtown (and missed them all!) and won.


March 27th, 2011 at 5:51 PM ^

That's not true.  In fact, almost all of the Fab Five had a pretty good shooting touch.  Juwan, for instance, was money from the foul line extended.  They just didn't shoot that many threes.  They mostly left that to Pelinka and Voskuil.  Back then the three was still something of an exotic novelty.