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Devils05
03-15-2009, 06:21 PM
1 UConn
16 Chattanooga

8 BYU
9 Texas A&M

5 Purdue
12 Northern Iowa

4 Washington
13 Mississippi St

6 Marquette
11 Utah St

3 Missouri
14 Cornell

7 Cal
10 Maryland

2 Memphis
15 Cal St

RedHeadsRule
03-15-2009, 06:23 PM
I like Memphis to go to the final four in this one.

IndiansFan337
03-15-2009, 06:46 PM
I can see Mississippi St reaching the Sweet 16.

Memphis Sweet 16 matchup should be a good test too, whether it's vs Missouri or Marquette.

Casino
03-15-2009, 08:05 PM
West Forecast
1st Round
Connecticut over Chattanooga
Texas A & M over BYU
Purdue over Northern Iowa
Washington over Mississippi State
Utah State over Marquette
Missouri over Cornell
Maryland over California
Memphis over Cal State Northridge

2nd Round
Connecticut over Texas A & M
Purdue over Washington
Missouri over Utah State
Memphis over Maryland

Regional Semifinals
Purdue over Connecticut
Memphis over Missouri (If this happens, could be the most entertaining game of the whole tournament.)

Regional Final
Memphis over Purdue

GoatMilk
03-15-2009, 08:42 PM
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE REPRESENT

we gonna beat memphis!

Boozerguy47
03-15-2009, 09:13 PM
UW > All... :P

shonk688
03-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Go Purdue!:)

LAeagles
03-15-2009, 09:47 PM
I think Memphis will come out of this bracket. They I believe are one of the best teams in the country and without Dyson I think UConn is beatable.

sacgiants1213
03-15-2009, 11:01 PM
I got Uconn over memphis in the elite 8. That's gonna be one helluva matchup assuming they both make it that far.

Fool
03-16-2009, 12:39 AM
1st Round Winners:
Connecticut
Texas A&M
Purdue
Washington
Marquette
Missouri
Cal
Memphis

I love Texas A&M after I saw them beat Missouri (I believe that was the game). Gotta give love to my Golden Eagles.

2nd Round Winners:
Connecticut
Washington
Marquette
Memphis

Once again, gotta give love to Marquette. I like Washington over Purdue, but in a close one.

Sweet 16 Winners:
Connecticut
Memphis

I love Marquette but I'm not THAT big of a homer.

Memphis beats Connecticut to make it to the Final Four

DamnGoat
03-16-2009, 01:23 AM
I could see Purdue (assuming they get past Washington) upsetting UConn in the Sweet 16. Hummel is healthy and they looked great in the Big Ten tournament.

I wouldn't be shocked to see a Purdue/Memphis regional final.

metsbulls1025
03-16-2009, 01:31 AM
Memphis is over rated. Out of the 5 good teams they played they lost 3 of them and won the game agianst Tennessee by 2 points.

Syracuse L
Georgetown L
Xavier L
Gonzaga W
Tennessee W

Blowing out teams like Tulsa, UAB, Little Rock, and all the other teams that fall into these schools levels. Not taking away anything from these teams, but come on.

op12
03-16-2009, 12:07 PM
i put memphis too. i think a lot of people are to keep from having four #1s in the final 4. i dont see that happening again and like some said uconn is not the same without dyson im guessing. i have wash losing in the 1st even though they are playing near home, they never step it up come tournament time.

m26555
03-16-2009, 12:11 PM
I can see Mississippi St reaching the Sweet 16.

Memphis Sweet 16 matchup should be a good test too, whether it's vs Missouri or Marquette.
I have Mississippi State reaching the Sweet 16.

I have Memphis losing to California.

m26555
03-16-2009, 12:12 PM
Even though I'm worried about my Huskies without Jerome Dyson, I still have to take my boys...Connecticut will win this region.

Padres Son
03-16-2009, 03:21 PM
As a UConn fan, I'm glad to see them in this region. Memphis is still a wild card, imo. They only have one good win (Gonzaga) and couldn't beat Syracuse or Georgetown. Maybe they're a good team, but they haven't proven anything yet.

I'm more worried about Missouri than Memphis. Missouri has beaten USC, Oklahoma, Cal, Texas, and won the Big 12 tourney.

This is a much easier bracket than the East -- Pitt, Duke and Nova -- Pitt's got a tough road.

aroy025
03-16-2009, 03:37 PM
Far too many people are in love with Memphis over UConn and I just don't see it. People seem to be up in arms that UConn got a #1 seed over the feisty Tigers of Memphis. But, does anyone realize that UConn has the most quality losses out of anyone in the country? UConn's 4 losses came at the hands of, #3 Pittsburgh, #4 Pittsburgh, #8/12 Georgetown, and #20 Syracuse. No one else in the entire country lost only a) conference games and b) to solidly ranked teams. While Georgetown fell hard from grace, at the time they were a competitive and highly ranked team.

Everyone also throws serious love at the Louisville Cardinals. Why is that? Has there ever been a #1 seed that has lost a game by more than 33 points in the same season it was given a 1 seed? Louisville won the Big East regular season title by 1 game. Yet, they only had to play Pittsburgh and UConn once each...at home. Stands to reason that if the Cardinals had been forced to play either team on the road for a rematch, they would have lost 1 more game and not have won the conference. In the Big East Tournament, Louisville sported one quality win over Villanova. Usually, Big East champions have to do some work to win, but beating a sloppy Providence team and a dog tired Syracuse team is hardly remarkable.

I have to admit that as a UConn student I am incredibly biased, but 2 of Memphis' loses came to Syracuse and Georgetown...If Memphis had been forced to play a Big East schedule, I wonder if more of those loses would have shown up. Do we really think this Memphis team is that great? Or is it more likely that Tulsa is really that bad?

I've got Memphis getting bounced by Missouri who has seen more challenges and tough games and will know how to respond. Memphis is a good team, don't get me wrong, but far to many people are down on UConn when they shouldn't be. The Huskies can still play ball and if Stanley Robinson and Craig Austrie come to play in March, the loss of Jerome Dyson can be completely absorbed. In the end, UConn comes out of this bracket.

My Final Four is Michigan St, UConn, Villanova, and UNC - with UConn over UNC in the finals.

Pittsburgh gets knocked off by Florida State as Blair finally gets called for throwing elbows and hacking the **** out of everyone. And Louisville meets their maker when a gutty gritty Siena team picks them off as Western Kentucky, Notre Dame, and UNLV did earlier this season. It's going to be exciting. I'm calling it. UConn #1 in 2009.

Catfish1314
03-16-2009, 04:56 PM
The winner of Mizzou/Marquette should take out the somewhat overrated Memphis. UCONN, even without JD, should get to the Final Four.

Casino
03-16-2009, 04:57 PM
Even though I'm worried about my Huskies without Jerome Dyson, I still have to take my boys...Connecticut will win this region.

You got to do what you got to do I guess. Nonetheless, even though I disagree with some of your picks, they are pretty gutsy. That VCU to the Final Four call is an interesting one. I do have them beating UCLA. Like I said gutsy and that's a key to a successful pool. The pool winners will be the ones who get the upsets right.

This region, I took Memphis. However, don't sleep on Missouri and Purdue. Those two teams are playing really well at the right time.

jacquewho?
03-16-2009, 06:06 PM
I could see Purdue (assuming they get past Washington) upsetting UConn in the Sweet 16. Hummel is healthy and they looked great in the Big Ten tournament.

I wouldn't be shocked to see a Purdue/Memphis regional final.

I don't like Purdue much (being an IU fan), but I seriously think they could beat UConn and make it to the Elite Eight. They've been playing so well lately and this team looks poised to make a run. If they lose to UConn, it is because of the lack of senior/upper classmen leadership on this team but I konw next year they will be in a great position to be serious title contenders.

But a Purdue/Memphis regional final def is not out of the question, but I think Memphis would take it.

rosefan4lyf
03-16-2009, 09:41 PM
UCONN will not make it to the Final Four if not even the Elite Eight. Only because Dyson is out and Thabeet doesn't have a good PG to give him the ball. Once they go up against Purdue there run to the Final Four is over. Thabeet can't beat hummel and his crew by himself.

Padres Son
03-16-2009, 10:25 PM
UCONN will not make it to the Final Four if not even the Elite Eight. Only because Dyson is out and Thabeet doesn't have a good PG to give him the ball. Once they go up against Purdue there run to the Final Four is over. Thabeet can't beat hummel and his crew by himself.
It's very obvious that you haven't watched UConn this season. AJ Price & Kemba Walker... you might want to Google those names.

I'm not making any guarantees on how far UConn is going... but if you think they're a one-man team, then you have no idea what you're talking about.

acousticmike80
03-17-2009, 12:30 PM
If Thabeet is focused....UConn is the class of this region.

If he gets into foul trouble or struggles...they become beatable. My #10 seeded Wolverines played toe to toe for 35 minutes in Storrs and showed that a controlled half court style can frustrate the Huskies.

I think they have too much for this region...but Washington, Purdue, Missouri or Memphis could give them fits....should Thabeet struggle.

The loss of Dyson is killer. Walker is a talented young player and Price is a beast....but Dyson made them a true national championship team.

metsbulls1025
03-17-2009, 12:41 PM
Its funny how the Huskies won't make it to the elite 8, but NC should win the whole thing? They have both had inconsistent times in the season and NC has lost to lower level teams

Uconn Loses

Georgetown L, 74-63 ( Georgetown was 8th at the time )
Pittsburgh L, 76-68 ( Top 5 Team )
Pittsburgh L, 70-60 ( Top 5 Team )
Syracuse L, 127-117 (6ot)

We also beat Louisville by 17.


North Carolina Loses

Boston College L, 85-78
Wake Forest L, 92-89
Maryland L, 88-85
Florida State L, 73-70

So what makes North Carolina any more of a lock to win it all then Uconn?

Padres Son
03-17-2009, 01:55 PM
If Thabeet is focused....UConn is the class of this region.

If he gets into foul trouble or struggles...they become beatable. My #10 seeded Wolverines played toe to toe for 35 minutes in Storrs and showed that a controlled half court style can frustrate the Huskies.

I think they have too much for this region...but Washington, Purdue, Missouri or Memphis could give them fits....should Thabeet struggle.

The loss of Dyson is killer. Walker is a talented young player and Price is a beast....but Dyson made them a true national championship team.Good analysis. Thabeet getting in foul trouble is my biggest fear for UConn. Without him, they're still a good team, but definitely beatable.

aroy025
03-17-2009, 03:13 PM
If he gets into foul trouble or struggles...they become beatable. My #10 seeded Wolverines played toe to toe for 35 minutes in Storrs and showed that a controlled half court style can frustrate the Huskies.

I was at that game. Hasheem had some tough calls against him and quite a few Michigan fouls were non calls.

http://www.courant.com/media/photo/2009-02/44941981.jpg

http://www.courant.com/media/photo/2009-02/44939960.jpg

This was in front of the student section. It wasn't called a foul.

In addition to some of the toe to toe action were some miracle 3 pointers and an incredible game from Stu Douglass.

Michigan came in and played a hard game, but I'm not so sure this game is a great example of how to beat the Huskies. If Douglass doesn't go 6-8 from 3pt range, the game would have been out of reach.

I am nervous about UConn's depth, but if Kemba Walker and Stanley Robinson play like they are capable of, the loss of Jerome Dyson can be absorbed. Robinson was one of the most highly recruited players coming out of HS in 2006 as was Kemba in 2008. Both are 5 star recruits with 5 star talent.

I like the Huskies to get out of the West. I question Memphis' ability to play big, tough, and physical games. They were 0-2 playing Big East teams this year and that fact should not be ignored.

sdweston757
03-17-2009, 06:52 PM
UCONN will not make it to the Final Four if not even the Elite Eight. Only because Dyson is out and Thabeet doesn't have a good PG to give him the ball. Once they go up against Purdue there run to the Final Four is over. Thabeet can't beat hummel and his crew by himself.

thabeet by himself....

i was thinking thabeet needs to help price more then vice versa

Fool
03-17-2009, 08:55 PM
Only so much time to revise my picks, haha.

Two changed picks as of right now.

Maryland over Cal

I feel like Maryland is the hotter team coming into the conference.

Purude over Washington

Sport
03-18-2009, 05:14 PM
1 UConn
16 Chattanooga

8 BYU
9 Texas A&M

5 Purdue
12 Northern Iowa

4 Washington
13 Mississippi St

6 Marquette
11 Utah St

3 Missouri
14 Cornell

7 Cal
10 Maryland

2 Memphis
15 Cal St

Uconn over Chattanooga
BYU over Tex A&M
Purdue over Northern Iowa
Miss St over Washington
Marquette over Utah state
Missouri over Cornell
Maryland over Cal
Memphis over Cal state

Uconn over BYU
Miss State over Purdue
Missouri over Marquette
Maryland over Memphis

Uconn over Miss state
Missouri over Maryland

Missouri over Uconn

Sport
03-18-2009, 05:15 PM
Only so much time to revise my picks, haha.

Two changed picks as of right now.

Maryland over Cal

I feel like Maryland is the hotter team coming into the conference.

Purude over Arizona

Purdue doesn't play Arizona?

Fool
03-18-2009, 06:09 PM
^^Washington is what I meant, fixed.

asandhu23
03-19-2009, 10:12 AM
i say cal pulls some major upsets and wins it all. call me crazy. its just a hunch.

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 12:48 PM
Northridge hanging with Memphis early... 2 fouls on Tyreke Evans already.

Sport
03-19-2009, 12:55 PM
i say cal pulls some major upsets and wins it all. call me crazy. its just a hunch.

Hope not. I have them losing first round.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 12:57 PM
Same here with Cal, gone in the first round, but I am off to a bad start with these 8/9 games looks like I'm gonna have 2 wrong in a hour or so

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 01:04 PM
Way too early to tell. Three years ago #1 UConn was losing to #16 Albany by 18 in the second half and came back to win. That's what's so great about the tourney... anything can happen.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 01:05 PM
I'm not too worried it's not even a double digit lead I just hope I get them right last year I started the first round perfect and the second round was a disaster for me

croce_99
03-19-2009, 01:18 PM
Go Cal State!!

Fool
03-19-2009, 01:42 PM
^^ Even though it will completely eff up my bracket if that happens, I love upsets.

RedHeadsRule
03-19-2009, 01:54 PM
Holy crap. c'mon Memphis, I need you to win!

croce_99
03-19-2009, 01:54 PM
cal state took the lead! Watching the game online right now

Sport
03-19-2009, 01:57 PM
I have Memphis losing second round to Maryland, so I am loving this upset.

RedHeadsRule
03-19-2009, 02:00 PM
I have no idea who Sallie is, but keep it up!

I have Memphis losing in the championship, so this could seriously **** up my bracket.

Wrigleyboy25
03-19-2009, 02:03 PM
go cal st!

(so mad i didnt pull the trigger on having memphis bounced in the second round like i wanted to)

MoJay
03-19-2009, 02:03 PM
I have Memphis getting by maryland then losing so if they survive today this could be an awakening for them and they could play well

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 02:03 PM
I have Memphis losing second round to Maryland, so I am loving this upset.Me too. Plus I've been trying to convince everyone that Memphis is way overrated... this would help my argument.

croce_99
03-19-2009, 02:07 PM
6 points!

croce_99
03-19-2009, 02:08 PM
circus shot!

croce_99
03-19-2009, 02:11 PM
Memphis will probably still win by 7-8

fanofphilly
03-19-2009, 02:11 PM
LOL i dont think memphis is over-rated :( I actually have them in the final 4 against Mich St.

I sure hope they dont lose, esp to Northridge, i mean WOW! lol

I wish i got that game in though watching the LSU vs Butler game, really good game though. I think Butler is going to squeeze it out

RedHeadsRule
03-19-2009, 02:15 PM
Yes!!

Hopefully they start to pull away.

croce_99
03-19-2009, 02:16 PM
:(
I knew they couldn't keep it up

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 02:17 PM
Here come the Tigers.

This Roburt Sallie dude averages 4.5 pts/gm and his previous season high was 13. He's got 29 points now!!!

RedHeadsRule
03-19-2009, 02:17 PM
Now Memphis' size is showing.

NY Orange
03-19-2009, 02:18 PM
No need to sling threes yet...keep pushing it inside and hit your FT's!

croce_99
03-19-2009, 02:19 PM
No need to sling threes yet...keep pushing it inside and hit your FT's!

exactly what I was thinking. They're playing like they're down 6 with a minute to go. No need to panic

croce_99
03-19-2009, 02:19 PM
what a joke.....they're done now

RedHeadsRule
03-19-2009, 02:22 PM
Sallie!!!

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 02:24 PM
Now Memphis' size is showing.
Yup... the only reason Northridge is still in this thing is because Memphis hasn't taken advantage of their size. Why attempt 27 3-pt shots when you have such a size advantage?

Memphis is killing them on the offensive boards, though.

GoatMilk
03-19-2009, 02:28 PM
CSUN REPRESENT!
memphis lucked the **** out > _>

we'll be back next near MF's!

mkool65
03-19-2009, 02:31 PM
Wow if it wasn't for a guy who averages 5 ppg putting up 35 or so Memphis is out of the tourney already. I agree Padres Son, Memphis is horribly over-rated, yeah they have the second longest active win streak in the NCAA but they play in Conference USA. It's a joke.

RedHeadsRule
03-19-2009, 02:32 PM
That was scary; hopefully this wakes Memphis up. Gotta give a lot of credit to CS.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 02:33 PM
if you put any top half team from the Big-10 Big East Big 12 Acc or whatever into C-USA they could have a chance of going undefeated maybe you'll lose to UAB or Tulsa but you'd have under 5 conference losses every year

GoatMilk
03-19-2009, 02:33 PM
CSUN played great (pronounced C-Sun)
I'm a student there guys so thats why I'm here lol

I'm proud of my team. Memphis got bailed out by Sallie. Memphis is gone next round

fanofphilly
03-19-2009, 02:36 PM
props to Northridge though that was a bit too close for a while there

MoJay
03-19-2009, 02:37 PM
Is Northridge a young team or what I'm not sure and I was watching the LSU/Butler game so didn't see the line-ups?

DamnGoat
03-19-2009, 02:39 PM
Good thing Memphis woke up towards the end of that one, that would've screwed a lot of brackets right there.

NY Orange
03-19-2009, 02:40 PM
Yup... the only reason Northridge is still in this thing is because Memphis hasn't taken advantage of their size. Why attempt 27 3-pt shots when you have such a size advantage?

Memphis is killing them on the offensive boards, though.

Hard to really attack the paint against the zone...which is also susceptible to offensive boards (see 'Cuse game - 7/33 three point land - but 17 offensive boards.) Really don't get why the rest of C-USA didn't take note and play with the zone. Memphis shot themselves out of the gym when we played there.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 02:44 PM
Purdue is cruising great play there

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 02:45 PM
Hard to really attack the paint against the zone...which is also susceptible to offensive boards (see 'Cuse game - 7/33 three point land - but 17 offensive boards.) Really don't get why the rest of C-USA didn't take note and play with the zone. Memphis shot themselves out of the gym when we played there.Good points... I'm following on the computer, didn't know CSUN plays a zone (I guess I should have figured). As a 'Cuse fan, you should be a zone expert.

NY Orange
03-19-2009, 02:46 PM
Purdue is cruising great play there

Yeah they're looking good. I booked Purdue at -8 so hopefully they keep it up.

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 02:46 PM
Purdue is legit. I got them going to the Sweet 16.

ccugrad1
03-19-2009, 02:48 PM
Would you rather almost win or win? Guess what, the better team won between Memphis and Northridge. Yeah, Northridge had their fun for a while, but in the end, the better team won. And just think, Memphis had their B- game today and still won by 11.

DamnGoat
03-19-2009, 02:49 PM
Purdue is legit. I got them going to the Sweet 16.
I got em upsetting UConn and then losing to Memphis.

NY Orange
03-19-2009, 02:49 PM
Good points... I'm following on the computer, didn't know CSUN plays a zone (I guess I should have figured). As a 'Cuse fan, you should be a zone expert.

Haha, pretty much...I've had the Zone shoved down my throat ever since I've been a 'Cuse fan by Jimmy. But yeah - CSUN ran a 1-3-1 zone and Memphis didn't really have any clear passing lanes to get the ball inside. Sallie really bailed Memphis out today...if Memphis shoots from deep like they usually do Memphis probably loses by 10-15.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 02:51 PM
I have Purdue losing to Miss. State, I know Purdue is legit but I feel Miss. State doing well just need to get by Washington first

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 02:51 PM
I got em upsetting UConn and then losing to Memphis.You, and millions of other people, have underestimated UConn and overestimated Memphis. Somehow UConn lost all respect with their 6 OT loss to 'Cuse... and at the same time Memphis became the trendy Final Four pick.

Not saying it's not going to happen... it's just that the records don't support it.

NY Orange
03-19-2009, 02:52 PM
Would you rather almost win or win? Guess what, the better team won between Memphis and Northridge. Yeah, Northridge had their fun for a while, but in the end, the better team won. And just think, Memphis had their B- game today and still won by 11.

IMO Memphis played no different than they have all season. They've cut it close all year in the C-USA due to their poor shooting and it's going to catch up with them soon. They definitely don't want to get into a shooting battle against Mizzu/Marquette.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 02:54 PM
I think Mizzo will beat Memphis and make it to the Elite Eight

NY Orange
03-19-2009, 02:54 PM
I really don't see anyone in the West that has an answer for Thabeet.

croce_99
03-19-2009, 02:58 PM
Jordan Eglseder from Northern Iowa went to high school in the same conference as my old school. He was twice the size as nearly everyone here so now it's funny seeing him actually "fit in" with the other college bodies.

DamnGoat
03-19-2009, 02:59 PM
You, and millions of other people, have underestimated UConn and overestimated Memphis. Somehow UConn lost all respect with their 6 OT loss to 'Cuse... and at the same time Memphis became the trendy Final Four pick.

Not saying it's not going to happen... it's just that the records don't support it.
Just b/c I pick them to lose doesn't mean I underestimate them. I'm just not like everyone that picks #1's all the way. That's boring.

I like UConn and they could end up in the Final Four or they could be bounced early.

And Memphis isn't being overrated at all. It's a lot of the same players that were in the National Championship last year. Sure they're not as talented as that team, but they're still very, very good and their half of the bracket is pretty weak.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 03:01 PM
Varnado could compete with Thabeet imo not nearly as good but if he doesn't slow down Thabeet he could have the same effect Thabeet has on opposing players towards UCONN players.

If you don't understand basically Varnado could change the shot selection of UCONN as Thabeet does to other teams

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 03:04 PM
I think Mizzo will beat Memphis and make it to the Elite EightI got Maryland knocking off Memphis and Mizzou beating Maryland.


I really don't see anyone in the West that has an answer for Thabeet.Everyone seems to think he's overrated now. I feel differently.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 03:09 PM
I think UCONN could potentially lose to Chatanooga if they are not careful, I hope not I have them in the Final 4 I think

DamnGoat
03-19-2009, 03:11 PM
Everyone seems to think he's overrated now. I feel differently.
He's an awesome defender, but he's very raw offensively. So he probably is a bit overrated.

And I think JaJuan Johnson (6-10, PF) at Purdue would matchup very well with him. He's better offensively and very good defensively.

RedHeadsRule
03-19-2009, 03:11 PM
Jordan Eglseder from Northern Iowa went to high school in the same conference as my old school. He was twice the size as nearly everyone here so now it's funny seeing him actually "fit in" with the other college bodies.

Didn't he go to a 1A school? I'm sure he just dominated everyone.

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 03:12 PM
Just b/c I pick them to lose doesn't mean I underestimate them. I'm just not like everyone that picks #1's all the way. That's boring.

I like UConn and they could end up in the Final Four or they could be bounced early. Yeah, I guess it just bothers me that everyone sees UConn at the "weak" #1 seed. And, for some reason, Memphis is getting a ton of love. ESPN poll showed 50% of people think UConn will be the first #1 seed to lose. And it seems to me like Memphis is in EVERYONE's final four. Even Obama took three #1's and Memphis.


And Memphis isn't being overrated at all. It's a lot of the same players that were in the National Championship last year. Sure they're not as talented as that team, but they're still very, very good and their half of the bracket is pretty weak.Except for their best two players -- Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 03:13 PM
Chatanooga seems like they want to play run and gun which could work well or hurt them badly but if they control the tempo I think they can hang in there like Northridge did against Memphis

NY Orange
03-19-2009, 03:13 PM
Varnado could compete with Thabeet imo not nearly as good but if he doesn't slow down Thabeet he could have the same effect Thabeet has on opposing players towards UCONN players.

If you don't understand basically Varnado could change the shot selection of UCONN as Thabeet does to other teams

Varnado is a good player...but Adrien is the type of player who is going to challenge anyone in the paint and probably beat you.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 03:14 PM
Except for their best two players -- Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts.

and Joey Dorsey was also a big player for Memphis All-Time leading rebounder for them

DamnGoat
03-19-2009, 03:14 PM
Yeah, I guess it just bothers me that everyone sees UConn at the "weak" #1 seed. And, for some reason, Memphis is getting a ton of love. ESPN poll showed 50% of people think UConn will be the first #1 seed to lose. And it seems to me like Memphis is in EVERYONE's final four. Even Obama took three #1's and Memphis.

Except for their best two players -- Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts.
That's why I said "...though they're not as talented, but still very good."

DamnGoat
03-19-2009, 03:20 PM
Yeah, I guess it just bothers me that everyone sees UConn at the "weak" #1 seed. And, for some reason, Memphis is getting a ton of love. ESPN poll showed 50% of people think UConn will be the first #1 seed to lose. And it seems to me like Memphis is in EVERYONE's final four. Even Obama took three #1's and Memphis.
Memphis's half of the bracket is a cakewalk. They're almost a lock for the Elite 8. I think that's why most people expect them go deep.

UConn on the other hand will likely have to face a very dangerous Purdue or Washington team in the 2nd weekend and either of them could end their season.

croce_99
03-19-2009, 03:28 PM
Didn't he go to a 1A school? I'm sure he just dominated everyone.

Yup exactly. I didn't think he was anything impressive in high school, considering his competition. He's obviously in better shape now, but he was so slow in high school. I didn't think he could compete at a large school.
I don't consider UNI a "large" school, but he is certainly helping them this year.

Sport
03-19-2009, 03:53 PM
Memphis's half of the bracket is a cakewalk. They're almost a lock for the Elite 8. I think that's why most people expect them go deep.UConn on the other hand will likely have to face a very dangerous Purdue or Washington team in the 2nd weekend and either of them could end their season.

Really? They are one of the more exploitable top seeded teams in this tournament IMO. I have them losing next round to Maryland, assuming Maryland beats Cal.

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 03:55 PM
Memphis's half of the bracket is a cakewalk. They're almost a lock for the Elite 8. I think that's why most people expect them go deep.

UConn on the other hand will likely have to face a very dangerous Purdue or Washington team in the 2nd weekend and either of them could end their season.I have Maryland beating Memphis (assuming they upset Cal first). And Mizzou isn't a bad team. I wouldn't say Memphis has a cakewalk to the Elite 8.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 03:59 PM
lol it's over for Chatanoga they had a chance early but couldn't knock down shots now they need to change the game it's a 30 point game put on Maryland Cal please

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 04:01 PM
Really? They are one of the more exploitable top seeded teams in this tournament IMO. I have them losing next round to Maryland, assuming Maryland beats Cal.


I have Maryland beating Memphis (assuming they upset Cal first). And Mizzou isn't a bad team. I wouldn't say Memphis has a cakewalk to the Elite 8.

:hi5:

gocubs2118
03-19-2009, 04:01 PM
Memphis's half of the bracket is a cakewalk. They're almost a lock for the Elite 8. I think that's why most people expect them go deep.

UConn on the other hand will likely have to face a very dangerous Purdue or Washington team in the 2nd weekend and either of them could end their season.

Are you really calling Missouri a "cakewalk"? That will be a very tough matchup for them.

Sport
03-19-2009, 04:06 PM
Missouri is my final four team. Bit of a stretch, I know, but I really like the draw they got.

croce_99
03-19-2009, 04:14 PM
come on purdue you ****ers

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 04:14 PM
I hate Purdue but I really do hope they don't lose (Elite Eight). This team can really do some damage if it plays smart (which isn't the case in the 2nd half right now).

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 04:15 PM
Missouri is my final four team. Bit of a stretch, I know, but I really like the draw they got.

Me too. I had a tough time deciding between them and Memphis, but I think I made the right choice after seeing Memphis play today.

Sport
03-19-2009, 04:19 PM
:hi5:

Copy Cat. lol.

Great minds think alike.

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 04:22 PM
****ing purdue :mad:

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 04:25 PM
Hell yes!

Boiler the **** up!

croce_99
03-19-2009, 04:26 PM
Hell yes!

Boiler the **** up!

Not sure if that charge call was correct. Purdue guy was still kind of moving.
I'll gladly take it

croce_99
03-19-2009, 04:27 PM
****

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 04:27 PM
Well this is no good.

Croce, do you like Lickliter? He's a good family friend of ours, and since he left Butler, we really haven't talked/seen him much.

croce_99
03-19-2009, 04:29 PM
Well this is no good.

Croce, do you like Lickliter? He's a good family friend of ours, and since he left Butler, we really haven't talked/seen him much.

Do I like him as a guy? Yes. Obviously I've never met him in person, but he seems like a great family guy and he represents the state in a great way.

But do I like the "Butler way" of basketball? Absolutely not. It will not work in the big10. I'd rather watch paint dry... :(

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 04:29 PM
Game. Set. Match. Boiler up!

croce_99
03-19-2009, 04:29 PM
Ballgame! :rimshot:

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 04:30 PM
Do I like him as a guy? Yes. Obviously I've never met him in person, but he seems like a great family guy and he represents the state in a great way.

But do I like the "Butler way" of basketball? Absolutely not. It will not work in the big10. I'd rather watch paint dry... :(

Doesn't surprise me there. Butler is too good for you :D.

What about Jake Kelly? Came from my hometown and high school.

RedHeadsRule
03-19-2009, 04:31 PM
Even though I picked Purdue, I kinda wanted UNI to win.

croce_99
03-19-2009, 04:32 PM
Doesn't surprise me there. Butler is too good for you :D.

What about Jake Kelly? Came from my hometown and high school.

Jake Kelly was just moved to point guard after an injury and he became one of the better point guards in the league. Was named big 10 player of the week like 3 this the last 6 weeks. Hell of a guy.

croce_99
03-19-2009, 04:32 PM
Even though I picked Purdue, I kinda wanted UNI to win.

I wanted UNI to compete and not get blown out. I got that.
But I have purdon't winning the next round game, so I needed them to win

RedHeadsRule
03-19-2009, 04:38 PM
I wanted UNI to compete and not get blown out. I got that.
But I have purdon't winning the next round game, so I needed them to win

Yeah, I picked Purdue to win twice also, but I don't really like them.

Did you see the 4A state tournament championship game with Harrison Barnes? Man he's gonna be a stud.

gocubs2118
03-19-2009, 04:40 PM
59-51 Maryland over Cal.

FEAR THE TURTLE!

gocubs2118
03-19-2009, 04:41 PM
Yeah, I picked Purdue to win twice also, but I don't really like them.

Did you see the 4A state tournament championship game with Harrison Barnes? Man he's gonna be a stud.

Hopefully he will be a stud at Iowa State :pray:

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 04:42 PM
Chattanooga is 7 for 42 from the field... :speechless:


EDIT: They just improved to 9 for 45 :clap:

Sport
03-19-2009, 04:45 PM
Chattanooga is 7 for 42 from the field... :speechless:


EDIT: They just improved to 9 for 45 :clap:

That is horrific.

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 04:45 PM
maryland is playing very well. Really like this team.

Sport
03-19-2009, 04:49 PM
maryland is playing very well. Really like this team.

Elite 8 baby.

yboord028
03-19-2009, 04:49 PM
I don't know, I picked Maryland over Cal everytime. Cal I think was overrated for its seed, actually I just think the Pac 10 is overrated in general.

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 04:52 PM
Elite 8 baby.

Thought you said you had Mizzou in the Elite 8?

Sport
03-19-2009, 04:56 PM
Thought you said you had Mizzou in the Elite 8?

I meant sweet 16, my bad. I have them beating Memphis is what I was getting at.

croce_99
03-19-2009, 05:07 PM
Yeah, I picked Purdue to win twice also, but I don't really like them.

Did you see the 4A state tournament championship game with Harrison Barnes? Man he's gonna be a stud.

I've been reading about him, but I didn't see his stats from the championship game.
I think you and I could walk on the team and play a significant role :laugh2:

That's not funny :(

gocubs2118
03-19-2009, 05:07 PM
Maryland is going to win this one. Up by 11 with 26 seconds left.

gocubs2118
03-19-2009, 05:08 PM
Maryland wins 84-71.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 06:09 PM
this washinton miss state game can really ruin my bracket i have miss state in sweet 16

Sport
03-19-2009, 06:23 PM
this washinton miss state game can really ruin my bracket i have miss state in sweet 16

Me too.

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 08:26 PM
That's what you get for messin with Stu Douglas :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Sport
03-19-2009, 08:28 PM
God damit Miss St.

AZCardsFan
03-19-2009, 08:31 PM
That's what you get for not respecting the Pac-10! :D

Sport
03-19-2009, 08:33 PM
That's what you get for not respecting the Pac-10! :D

Ehhh, Purdue will beat them. Doesn't really matter as far as my bracket goes. Having Miss. St in the sweet sixteen might hurt, but oh well.

LivingThroughMe
03-19-2009, 09:09 PM
I hate Purdue but I really do hope they don't lose (Elite Eight). This team can really do some damage if it plays smart (which isn't the case in the 2nd half right now).


Hell yes!

Boiler the **** up!

:shrug:

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 09:11 PM
I have them in the Elite Eight :D

What year are you at Purdue?

LivingThroughMe
03-19-2009, 09:14 PM
I have them in the Elite Eight :D

What year are you at Purdue?

Junior

To keep this thread on track, though:

I thought Purdue played pretty iffy tonight compared to how they played in the BTT. They're going to need a little bit more than that against Warrrrshington. I do think that UNI is a solid team; they play very good defense.

shonk688
03-19-2009, 09:59 PM
Well this is no good.

Croce, do you like Lickliter? He's a good family friend of ours, and since he left Butler, we really haven't talked/seen him much.

I went to a basketball camp of his. At the time that was the only job he had. Now look at what kind of money he's making.

Boozerguy47
03-20-2009, 08:07 PM
UW > Purdue :P

Sport
03-20-2009, 09:06 PM
UW > Purdue :P

It'll be an interesting game. I don't know much about Washington, but being a Big Ten guy, I like the way Purdue plays, though.

Should be a good game. I had Miss.St beating Purdue, so I am cool with whoever wins.:) lol.

fanofphilly
03-21-2009, 02:00 AM
It will be a good game thats for sure, I personally have Purdue winning over Wash but thats the furthest i have them going Uconn I feel will take out either

Devils05
03-21-2009, 02:06 AM
It will be a good game thats for sure, I personally have Purdue winning over Wash but thats the furthest i have them going Uconn I feel will take out either
Same

Sportfan
03-21-2009, 06:47 AM
LOL I'm regrettting putting purdue in the elite 8, the more I think about the less chance I think they have to beat uconn

LivingThroughMe
03-21-2009, 10:15 AM
I can't wait for the game. It would be nice for Purdue to get past the 2nd round for once.

shonk688
03-21-2009, 03:00 PM
I can't wait for the game. It would be nice for Purdue to get past the 2nd round for once.

:nod:

jacquewho?
03-21-2009, 03:04 PM
I actually have Purdue beating Wash AND UCONN.

mzgrizz
03-21-2009, 04:14 PM
Memphis 53 Maryland 33 at the half
Nuff said.

mzgrizz
03-21-2009, 05:23 PM
Ok,one more thing to be said. Apparently Greivus Vasquez fires up more than himself with all his trash talk.

GO MEMPHIS TIGERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Devils05
03-21-2009, 05:36 PM
Surprised Memphis blew them out so easily. Still have them losing to UConn

WindyCityFlyer
03-21-2009, 06:25 PM
Purdue is looking good so far against the Huskies...

Sport
03-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Surprised Memphis blew them out so easily. Still have them losing to UConn

That messed up my bracket. Had Maryland going far.

shonk688
03-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Purdue:cheer:

ABOMB_56
03-21-2009, 09:03 PM
Purdue messed me up. I had them losing this far and out of the top 15 only 2 people had Washington. If Washington would of won, the 1st place guy had them going to the championship, and his brackets would of been shot. :mad:

carson005
03-22-2009, 12:34 AM
Damn Thomas blew it for the Huskies at the end

LivingThroughMe
03-22-2009, 02:23 PM
Boilers Sweet Sixteen!

:clap::smoking::clap:

NYMetros
03-22-2009, 07:28 PM
Mizz squeaks out the win. Good game.

Brooke
03-22-2009, 07:33 PM
I was pulling for Marquette. What a game that was

jacquewho?
03-22-2009, 07:45 PM
Marq got screwed by the refs imo.

Chest Rockwell
03-22-2009, 10:57 PM
Damn I had Marquette getting to the sweet 16, not cool.

croce_99
03-26-2009, 07:29 PM
If UConn gets away with another travel, I just might puke. This is sad.

Sport
03-26-2009, 07:41 PM
As much as I don't like Uconn, the big ten competitiveness in me wants Purdue to lose really really really bad.

shonk688
03-26-2009, 10:27 PM
As much as I don't like Uconn, the big ten competitiveness in me wants Purdue to lose really really really bad.

Dude you should pull for the conference. I'm a big PU fan and I always pull for all the big ten teams, even IU when they are in. I also pull for all the local teams.

Wrigleyboy25
03-26-2009, 10:39 PM
Mizzou opening up a can on Memphis. So much for that Memphis defense. 49 first half points.

Sport
03-26-2009, 11:00 PM
Dude you should pull for the conference. I'm a big PU fan and I always pull for all the big ten teams, even IU when they are in. I also pull for all the local teams.

I am quite the opposite. I hate when teams that are in my teams division/conference do well.

Some people cheer for them because it shows how tough our conference was, but not me. I absolutely hate seeing teams that we compete against year in and year out have success. Must be the competitor in me or something.

I will say this. I don't have anything against Purdue. I mostly just hate Michigan/Ohio State/Michigan State/Penn State/Wisconsin. I actually pull for Indiana sometimes.

DamnGoat
03-26-2009, 11:12 PM
How is Mizzou this good? They were such a hot/cold team during the season and now they're just pounding a really good Memphis team.

cambovenzi
03-26-2009, 11:17 PM
How is Mizzou this good? They were such a hot/cold team during the season and now they're just pounding a really good Memphis team.

i cant say im too shocked.
i seriously considered taking them in my bracket.
things like this happen from time to time when a good power conference team faces off against an untested memphis team.
mizzou was 30-6 in the regular season, 12-4 in the big 12. some nice stuff right there.
memphis got beat by syracuse, georgetown, AND xavier. and then ran the table in conference USA. :eyebrow:
only win over a ranked team was @#18gonzaga.

oh well. there goes my perfect west bracket.:(

metsbulls1025
03-26-2009, 11:17 PM
Memphis is over rated.

Sport
03-26-2009, 11:19 PM
i cant say im too shocked.
i seriously considered taking them in my bracket.
things like this happen from time to time when a good power conference team faces off against an untested memphis team.
mizzou was 30-6 in the regular season, 12-4 in the big ten. some nice stuff right there.

oh well. there goes my perfect west bracket.:(

Missouri is in the Big 12.

I have Missouri losing to Kansas in the 1st round of the Final 4. They have been my team to watch all season, couldn't shy away now.

Sport
03-26-2009, 11:20 PM
Memphis is over rated.

Ehhh, I don't think it's so much that, as it is that Missouri is just underrated and overlooked in a conference that has Oklahoma/Kansas/Texas and teams like that.

Wrigleyboy25
03-26-2009, 11:50 PM
Memphis within 9.

Wrigleyboy25
03-26-2009, 11:51 PM
7

Sport
03-27-2009, 12:27 AM
7

Yeah, they made it interesting. Sallie and Taggart fouling out didn't help much, though.

Mizzou is looking really good. One thing that might hurt them down the road is their inability to close out games.

metsbulls1025
03-27-2009, 01:17 AM
Yeah, they made it interesting. Sallie and Taggart fouling out didn't help much, though.

Mizzou is looking really good. One thing that might hurt them down the road is their inability to close out games.

Isn't their rebounding pretty bad. If thats the case my Huskies might have a field day with them.

LivingThroughMe
03-27-2009, 08:57 AM
If UConn gets away with another travel, I just might puke. This is sad.

There were a lot of iffy calls on both sides. Purdue got away with a few obvious foul calls especially early on. That is not what did us in.

If you would have told me before the game that we'd shoot 36% from the field and 54% from the line, I would have told you we have no chance in hell. Shots just weren't falling, that is why we lost. There were so many wide open look shots that were missed and several ill advised shots (Calasan, Johnson, Moore).

The only reason UConn scored as much as they did was because of fouling at the end, otherwise Purdue played stellar defense on a team that has been scoring a lot more.

shonk688
03-27-2009, 04:37 PM
Man Thabeet (sp) made Johnson look so small.

rosefan4lyf
03-27-2009, 05:47 PM
well we could all agree that the most surprising team has to be mizzou. from an ok season to a sweet 16 team after pulling off a huge upset against memphis. this is pretty amazing.

THEGREAT28
03-28-2009, 04:55 PM
The Huskies with the early lead over the Tigers of Missouri, 15-8.
Will the Tigers score 100 pts today?