Villanova/Kansas open thread

Submitted by bostonsix on March 31st, 2018 at 8:46 PM
Bring on either one Monday night. Go Blue


Mike Damone

March 31st, 2018 at 8:51 PM ^

about a grueling quadruple overtime game? 

Play late into the night - I got a big bottle of bourbon, a bag of ice, a smile on my face and all the time in the world...

Go Blue!


March 31st, 2018 at 8:52 PM ^

To be able to sit back and just watch this next game.    I think we would match up better against Kansas, but we are going to have to earn it either way on Monday night.      Go Blue!    And keep wearing the Maize uniforms!!!!     


March 31st, 2018 at 8:57 PM ^

While I won't watch this game completely without stress, it is awesome to be able to watch te game knowing that it will decide who we play on Monday and not someone else. I think we a thread on which of these teams people want - I have my own thoughts, but I am interested to hear other opinions.


March 31st, 2018 at 8:59 PM ^

I think Kansas is the better matchup.  And I think I'd prefer somebody else to take out Nova.  But either way, as said previoulsy, it won't be easy.  Going to need tonight's last 10 minute shooting performance to stay in it.  That same first half will end it.  No coming back like that against these two teams...

Mike Damone

March 31st, 2018 at 9:01 PM ^

Watching Azubuike to start this game - just realized next game, the dudes may be a little tougher to get off the boards than the Loyola guys.

We are going to need Wagner and Teske to come up big in the final.  And I have no doubt they are up for the challenge!


March 31st, 2018 at 9:04 PM ^

UM won the 2nd half of the game vs Loyola by 19 tonight.  What does that tell me?  Loyoya didnt deserve to be a final four team.  Loyola was the beneficiary of a southern bracket which completely disintegrated.  #GoBlue


Villanova or Kansas will be a rude awakening for UM.  Kansas is the better matchup for UM.  Root for Kansas.

Blue Know It

March 31st, 2018 at 10:35 PM ^

I think there is data out there that proves the dome thing is a myth when it comes to shooting.

Either way, we haven’t really shot well this tournament (with the exception of the TAM game). So, just hoping we do what we did against the Aggies on Monday. Looks like we’ll play Nova and we’ll need quite the performance to pull that off.


March 31st, 2018 at 9:13 PM ^

Help me..who do we matchup better with?..if  Nova Wins there will  be alot of tickets available which Michjigan fans will gobble up givi ng us ahome court advantage Im guessing

Mich fan in AZ

March 31st, 2018 at 9:14 PM ^

I agree on Nova, they look unstoppable and are hitting their threes.

That said, Kansas did have the weakest defense by all advanced metrics coming into the Final Four, and it wasn't very close either. Some of their shots look pretty uncontested to me. I have a feeling they won't have that much success on our defense, though they certainly will have their fair share. I still think we have a fair shot if we bring our A game and play defense like there's no tomorrow. GO BLUE!!!