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NCAA Tournament cancelled

By: MichiganJulia
3/12/2020 2:15 PM

No March Madness...…...its madness! Thumbs down

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By: PaulOinMA
3/12/2020 3:53 PM

Sure does free up a lot of time for me in March.

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By: robluc
3/12/2020 9:01 PM

Who cares.

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By: Snowshoe
3/12/2020 9:08 PM

Yes. ! !: Crazy. I was so looking forward to our Mountaineer game tonight on ESPN 2, too.

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By: Robert
3/13/2020 6:47 AM

Who cares.

robluc


Quite a few folks, me included.

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By: MichiganJulia
3/13/2020 7:39 PM

Who cares.

robluc


I care.

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By: MichiganJulia
3/13/2020 7:43 PM

I'm REALLY going to miss the basketball tournament. Look forward to it all year. Some of you don't, I know, & that's ok. But for us who love basketball, we'll really miss it. I turned on tv at noon today to see Michigan=Rutgers warming up before their game and the BAMMMM It was cancelled. Bummer.
My really favorite game was going to be the Michigan State Spartans game, but no Crying smiley Crying smiley

Also, they cancelled the Masters golf. The world is ending...…………………… I always watched that.

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By: PaulOinMA
3/17/2020 8:53 AM

Bill Self, Kansas head coach, who greatly underperforms in the NCAA tournament with highly ranked teams loaded with one-and-done players

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By: Robert
3/17/2020 12:16 PM

Bill Self, Kansas head coach, who greatly underperforms in the NCAA tournament with highly ranked teams loaded with one-and-done players

Click to follow link...

PaulOinMA


Never cared much for Self, as a person or a coach. I understand he didn't bring up the stupid question....but if he had some class he just would have said something like "the college basketball champion is decided on the court, not by a poll". Although thinking about it, KU has 2 Helms NC banners hanging in Allen...….they think they have 5 NCs, where they only have 3. BTW, UNC also adds one Helms to their 6 NCAA NCs claiming they have 7 NCs. Think they also hang a Helms banner in the Deano Dome.

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By: PaulOinMA
3/17/2020 12:24 PM

Let's see if this works.



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By: PaulOinMA
3/17/2020 12:27 PM

I had never heard of a Helms banner before.

Click to follow link...

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By: PaulOinMA
12/12/2020 7:59 AM

You can tell that college basketball is back when I read the following at CNN and thought Kentucky until the last few words. Theeth smiley

"Navy boats on standby to protect UK waters
in case of no-deal Brexit"

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By: OceanBlue
12/12/2020 3:43 PM

No March Madness...…...its madness! Thumbs down

MichiganJulia


Yes, it's unfortunate...I guess that means that Virginia is still the NCAA Champ....

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By: J4yDubs
12/12/2020 5:46 PM

Hey Robert, you doing OK? Tough stretch for UK. Not that UNC is doing any better. And Coach K just gave up and said no more non-conference games...

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By: Robert
12/13/2020 7:54 AM

Hey Robert, you doing OK? Tough stretch for UK. Not that UNC is doing any better. And Coach K just gave up and said no more non-conference games...

J4yDubs


Hey J4yDubs.....painful display so far. Maybe a brief glimmer of hope after coming back from 24 down in second half against Notre Dame to 1 down, with the ball and 11 seconds left...only to miss final shot. But then that glimmer faded as I came back to reality....we were playing a crappy ND team at home and went 24 down. Still holding out for a turnaround, but this team could easily end up with double digit losses.

Devin Askew (the point guard) is a high school Harry. He continually picks his dribble up (even when not pressured), has zero clue on passing angles, not that great of a scorer, and can’t defend his shadow. Askew is simply physically over matched at this level he should have stayed in high school for his Senior Year. I think he is giving his best effort I just don’t think he is really ready for big time college basketball. That has to change for UK to be successful later in the year. Guard play is basically non existent and I’m not sure there is a guard on the roster that is capable of being a lead or point guard. I watch the guards often put the forwards in bad position by giving them the ball in the wrong spot on the floor.

It appears that each of our freshman have spent their careers as "the man", where the other four guys play the defense, create some space for them to score from, and do the rebounding. In other words, I don't think it is a lack of skill, it is a lack of being a good teammate. Now, they come to UK, and ALL of them are looking for the other four to sacrifice for them. It ain't happening.

I’m not sure that I have seen a collective group of Freshmen players with less fundamental skills and basketball IQ as this group.

Jackson is the only player with fundamentals and understanding of court and body positioning.

Boston and Clarke have zero court awareness and don’t understand where shots should come from. They do a lot of dribbling and go no where, and when they do they generally head right into help defenders or they are dribbling the ball on their side and not dribbling to drive past their man which makes them very easy to defend.

Fletcher plays hard, but I don’t see much out of him either.

Most of all and what bothers me most is the total lack of desire, heart and fire, not to mention the lack of any school allegiance.

Rant over.

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By: obx bingy
12/13/2020 9:57 AM

Too bad, but that is not all that's going to be cancelled, I am not a big sports fan but have no problem with that those that are. But it seems odd to me some are more concerned with cancelled sports venues than things such as the cancel our culture go figure.

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By: J4yDubs
12/13/2020 7:33 PM


Hey J4yDubs.....painful display so far. Maybe a brief glimmer of hope after coming back from 24 down in second half against Notre Dame to 1 down, with the ball and 11 seconds left...only to miss final shot. But then that glimmer faded as I came back to reality....we were playing a crappy ND team at home and went 24 down. Still holding out for a turnaround, but this team could easily end up with double digit losses.

Robert
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That was us last year. Very hard to watch. While we've lost a couple games this year, I like what I'm seeing.

I really think not having crowds is huge for the top tier teams. Home field advantage isn't the same. Good chance we see some new blood dominating this year.

Good luck the rest of the season, except for when/if you play UNC. Laughing smiley

John

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By: Robert
12/14/2020 6:28 AM


Hey J4yDubs.....painful display so far. Maybe a brief glimmer of hope after coming back from 24 down in second half against Notre Dame to 1 down, with the ball and 11 seconds left...only to miss final shot. But then that glimmer faded as I came back to reality....we were playing a crappy ND team at home and went 24 down. Still holding out for a turnaround, but this team could easily end up with double digit losses.

Robert
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That was us last year. Very hard to watch. While we've lost a couple games this year, I like what I'm seeing.

I really think not having crowds is huge for the top tier teams. Home field advantage isn't the same. Good chance we see some new blood dominating this year.

Good luck the rest of the season, except for when/if you play UNC. Laughing smiley

John

J4yDubs


John.....you are absolutely correct about the lack of a full arena. Also, IMO, a big factor for UK was long time Assistant Coach Kenny Payne going to the NY Knicks. He had some bench coaching in him which Cal is not great at.

Best to you as well and beat the Dukies!

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By: J4yDubs
12/16/2020 12:56 PM


Best to you as well and beat the Dukies!

Robert

We'll always have that in common!

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By: J4yDubs
12/16/2020 3:14 PM

Well Robert, looks like UNC plays Kentucky Saturday now. Lets see which team will suck less. Laughing smiley

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By: Robert
12/17/2020 6:48 AM

Well Robert, looks like UNC plays Kentucky Saturday now. Lets see which team will suck less. Laughing smiley

J4yDubs


Just saw this change. Didn't the organizers of the tournament know of the different conference Covid protocols sooner? something doesn't smell right to me.

Anyway....Brooks has the experience and is good. Your frontcourt will give us trouble if Sarr gets in foul trouble. We have serious trouble at point guard. Looks as if we both shoot the ball about the same and we both turn it over way too much.

Your experience, frontcourt and a better bench coach will give you the win unless UK has a real turnaround on Saturday.

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By: Robert
12/17/2020 7:29 AM

Double post, sorry.

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By: Jighead
12/17/2020 8:47 AM

Too bad, but that is not all that's going to be cancelled, I am not a big sports fan but have no problem with that those that are. But it seems odd to me some are more concerned with cancelled sports venues than things such as the cancel our culture go figure.

obx bingy



Go fuc*ing figure that you would talk about politics on this thread.
You make me laugh.

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By: J4yDubs
12/17/2020 12:36 PM


Just saw this change. Didn't the organizers of the tournament know of the different conference Covid protocols sooner? something doesn't smell right to me.

Anyway....Brooks has the experience and is good. Your frontcourt will give us trouble if Sarr gets in foul trouble. We have serious trouble at point guard. Looks as if we both shoot the ball about the same and we both turn it over way too much.

Your experience, frontcourt and a better bench coach will give you the win unless UK has a real turnaround on Saturday.

Robert

I really like this UNC team. They have all the pieces for a deep run, but right now they aren't playing up to the talent. Not sure sure if you guys have any good 3 point shooters, but you can pretty much bank on hitting a bunch. Our 3 point defense is horrible. Combined with turn overs and free throw shooting is what is losing us games right now. I think these things can be cleaned up though. Should be a good game.

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By: obx bingy
12/17/2020 12:54 PM

Nice jug head, The language shows your mentality and lack of ability to express ones opinion, sorry if I upset you, you can go crawl back in your hole now.

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