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Devils05
03-15-2009, 06:28 PM
1 Pitt
16 ETSU

8 Oklahoma St
9 Tennessee

5 Florida St
12 Wisconsin

4 Xavier
13 Portland St

6 UCLA
11 VCU

3 Villanova
14 American

7 Texas
10 Minnesota

2 Duke
15 Binghamton

BRAVE KID
03-15-2009, 06:32 PM
Duke in east eh, looks like a great bracket. Should be very tough.

IndiansFan337
03-15-2009, 06:44 PM
Pitt has a cakewalk to the Elite 8, IMO.

I wouldn't be shocked if Villanova tops Duke in the Sweet 16.

yboord028
03-15-2009, 06:44 PM
I hope Duke pulverizes Binghamton, I can't stand Kevin Broadus and his hoodlums.

agoody117
03-15-2009, 06:54 PM
what is with duke practically playing a home game? i am sick of not only the media's 'love' of duke but also the preferential treatment they get during the games....any one see the florida state game today...so many fouls against Duke that were not called, even DUKEY v saw the fouls....

if they don't shoot the 3 they are done imo

BRAVE KID
03-15-2009, 07:00 PM
what is with duke practically playing a home game? i am sick of not only the media's 'love' of duke but also the preferential treatment they get during the games....any one see the florida state game today...so many fouls against Duke that were not called, even DUKEY v saw the fouls....

if they don't shoot the 3 they are done imo:clap::clap::rolleyes:

ZHAKIDD532
03-15-2009, 07:20 PM
Wow Binghamton makes the tournament and what happens, the draw Duke...that stinks...

RedHeadsRule
03-15-2009, 07:23 PM
Pitt over Duke in the regional final

FlyersPhanatic9
03-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Sucks that my two favorite teams Pitt and Nova are in this bracket with Duke.

Casino
03-15-2009, 08:04 PM
East Forecast
1st Round
Pittsburgh over East Tennessee State
Oklahoma State over Tennessee
Florida State over Wisconsin
Portland State over Xavier
VCU over UCLA
Villanova over American
Texas over Minnesota
Duke over Binghamton

2nd Round
Pittsburgh over Oklahoma State
Florida State over Portland State
Villanova over VCU
Duke over Texas

Regional Semifinals
Pittsburgh over Florida State
Villanova over Duke

Regional Final
Pittsburgh over Villanova

Sabres39
03-15-2009, 08:19 PM
what is with duke practically playing a home game? i am sick of not only the media's 'love' of duke but also the preferential treatment they get during the games....any one see the florida state game today...so many fouls against Duke that were not called, even DUKEY v saw the fouls....

if they don't shoot the 3 they are done imo

There were two to three missed calls that Dickey V mentioned. One foul on Scheyer when he knocked down Douglas in the first half, and the other one that I can remember was the over the top on Singler.

I take it you don't watch many Duke games though. If anything, they get hurt by their reputation for getting the calls. The average number of fouls called between Duke and the opposing team is less than say UNC. If you watched either Duke-UNC game this year, you would have seen it was Carolina getting all the calls down the stretch, not Duke. Here is a good article written for people like you. (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/sioncampus/03/03/mythbusters/index.html)

Sabres39
03-15-2009, 08:27 PM
Duke got screwed by the committee, IMO. This is by far the hardest bracket to be in, IMO. Pitt has a cakewalk to the Elite 8, but Duke has to play three good teams in Texas, and either Nova or UCLA. Compared to other bracket's where the three seed is Missouri or Kansas.

I think Duke can beat Nova, but we'll lose to Pitt and the man beast in the Elite 8.

agoody117
03-15-2009, 10:20 PM
There were two to three missed calls that Dickey V mentioned. One foul on Scheyer when he knocked down Douglas in the first half, and the other one that I can remember was the over the top on Singler.[/URL]

still, those non-calls were happening when duke was making those threes during the first half, any one of those non-calls could have stopped the momentum and been a different first half.

although, its done and Duke is almost unbeatable when they have there threes going so it all may be a moot conversation.

you are right, i think the east is pretty stacked, should be a good tourney any way you cut it imo.

THEGREAT28
03-15-2009, 10:42 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing UCLA bounce back from a disappointing PAC-10 tournament, where they lost to the PAC-10 tournament Champions and crosstown rivals USC. UCLA is seeded #6 and faces Virginia Commonwealth (VCU) #11, in the first round. My dream will be UCLA taking out the DUKEYS if they ever meet in the east regionals. But 1st things 1st! Beat the RAMS of VCU!!!!

sacgiants1213
03-15-2009, 10:56 PM
I got duke beating Pitt and going to the final 4!!!!! This is the year where the devils don't get bounced early.

JakeDelbreezy
03-15-2009, 10:57 PM
what is with duke practically playing a home game? i am sick of not only the media's 'love' of duke but also the preferential treatment they get during the games....any one see the florida state game today...so many fouls against Duke that were not called, even DUKEY v saw the fouls....

if they don't shoot the 3 they are done imo

Usually if your in the top four lines, you get a little preferential treament. For example a team like Memphis got put with the lowest #1 seed in UConn, while Duke got a game closer to home...it's the PnP's of the selection committee..


Duke got screwed by the committee, IMO. This is by far the hardest bracket to be in, IMO. Pitt has a cakewalk to the Elite 8, but Duke has to play three good teams in Texas, and either Nova or UCLA. Compared to other bracket's where the three seed is Missouri or Kansas.

I think Duke can beat Nova, but we'll lose to Pitt and the man beast in the Elite 8.

How'd Duke get screwed? just like stated previously they basically have two home games to get to the Sweet 16. They were treated fairly IMO.

BRAVE KID
03-15-2009, 11:07 PM
I got duke beating Pitt and going to the final 4!!!!! This is the year where the devils don't get bounced early.
I sure hope so but we can't even overlook our first round game, should be quite the challenge and it is very exciting.

BRAVE KID
03-15-2009, 11:09 PM
How'd Duke get screwed? just like stated previously they basically have two home games to get to the Sweet 16. They were treated fairly IMO.Yea I'm cool with the matchups, Duke got as well. right off the bat they are going to get challenged, I hope this duke group can handle it.

sdweston757
03-15-2009, 11:16 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing UCLA bounce back from a disappointing PAC-10 tournament, where they lost to the PAC-10 tournament Champions and crosstown rivals USC. UCLA is seeded #6 and faces Virginia Commonwealth (VCU) #11, in the first round. My dream will be UCLA taking out the DUKEYS if they ever meet in the east regionals. But 1st things 1st! Beat the RAMS of VCU!!!!

VCU has to be an 11 if UCLA is the 6

7vs10
6vs11

ZHAKIDD532
03-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Yea I'm cool with the matchups, Duke got as well. right off the bat they are going to get challenged, I hope this duke group can handle it.
They shouldn't have a problem with Binghamton. I go to school at Binghamton, and as long as they don't overlook them they'll be fine. If they do, however, they have enough talent to give them some trouble. They have no interior game aside from Reggie Fuller who's about 6'7.

I'm actually driving down for the game in Greensboro.

Ollie Tabooger
03-15-2009, 11:26 PM
Villanova-final 4

THEGREAT28
03-15-2009, 11:30 PM
VCU has to be an 11 if UCLA is the 6

7vs10
6vs11
Thanks, I caught that too! Sorry about that!
P.S. Duke looked sharp today, Good luck in the Tounament! ;)

BRAVE KID
03-15-2009, 11:44 PM
They shouldn't have a problem with Binghamton. I go to school at Binghamton, and as long as they don't overlook them they'll be fine. If they do, however, they have enough talent to give them some trouble. They have no interior game aside from Reggie Fuller who's about 6'7.

I'm actually driving down for the game in Greensboro.That's pretty cool. You don't exactly need an interior game to beat duke, if their guards are skilled and quick, then that itself will cause trouble for duke.
Again I bring up that VCU game, their guards dominated, while this duke team is much different than that team and they are better equipped to slow down those guards (with elliot and nolan), it still will cause a problem. I don't know, I am not ready to just chalk up a W for this one. One game at a time for me.

fhatmanz
03-15-2009, 11:57 PM
They shouldn't have a problem with Binghamton. I go to school at Binghamton, and as long as they don't overlook them they'll be fine. If they do, however, they have enough talent to give them some trouble. They have no interior game aside from Reggie Fuller who's about 6'7.

I'm actually driving down for the game in Greensboro.


hey.. i go to binghamton too.. I wish Yan knew had to use his body.... Sutton has been a nice spark from the bench..

I say we change our starting lineup though

Tiki
DJ
Lukusa
Reggie
Sutton

bench:
Alvin (1st sub)
Herbert

and I liked what Broadus did to Jay Greene...put Musa on the guards... Jay Greene is pound for pound one of the quickest players ... Musa guarded him well...

Vegas has Duke by -23.0..... I don't think it will be that bad... i say we compete... Broadus reached the final four before (obviously better program and as an assitant) but he knows how to win...

ZHAKIDD532
03-16-2009, 12:05 AM
hey.. i go to binghamton too.. I wish Yan knew had to use his body.... Sutton has been a nice spark from the bench..

I say we change our starting lineup though

Tiki
DJ
Lukusa
Reggie
Sutton

bench:
Alvin (1st sub)
Herbert

and I liked what Broadus did to Jay Greene...put Musa on the guards... Jay Greene is pound for pound one of the quickest players ... Musa guarded him well...

Vegas has Duke by -23.0..... I don't think it will be that bad... i say we compete... Broadus reached the final four before (obviously better program and as an assitant) but he knows how to win...
That's cool. I agree about Yan. He's huge, but he just seems lost whenever he gets out on the floor. And Sutton is going to be nice for us for awhile, I believe he's a freshman.

I could see them trying to go bigger. To compete with these other teams they may have no choice but to go big. If Duke doesn't have a great big, they may be better off going small and quick. They gotta run and score big if they wanna win.

I was really impressed with how they shut down the Oompa Loompa. He's usually money, but aside from 2 early buckets, he couldn't buy one all game.

fhatmanz
03-16-2009, 12:09 AM
That's cool. I agree about Yan. He's huge, but he just seems lost whenever he gets out on the floor. And Sutton is going to be nice for us for awhile, I believe he's a freshman.

I could see them trying to go bigger. To compete with these other teams they may have no choice but to go big. If Duke doesn't have a great big, they may be better off going small and quick. They gotta run and score big if they wanna win.

I was really impressed with how they shut down the Oompa Loompa. He's usually money, but aside from 2 early buckets, he couldn't buy one all game.


You think there is going to be a fan bus?.. Also are you getting the all-session tickets on bu's site? Or only one session game from stubhub...?

Fool
03-16-2009, 12:45 AM
1st Round Winners:
Pitt
Tennessee
Florida State
Xavier
UCLA
'Nova
Minnesota
Duke

As much as I love Wisconsin, I can't see them winning against FSU. They picked the wrong time to lose 6 straight going into the tournaments. I haven't been giving Big 10 teams much love so far, but I'm feeling Minnesota over Texas.

2nd Round Winners:
Pitt
FSU
'Nova
Duke

Sweet 16 Winners:
Pitt
Duke

Pitt beats Duke to get to the Final Four

DamnGoat
03-16-2009, 01:18 AM
I really think Nova is gonna win this region. They have an easy first weekend with homecourt advantage and then Duke is a pretty weak #2 IMO, they should handle them. They've beaten Pitt before and Pitt seems to always crap out in the NCAA's anyway, so I'm not sure if this year will be much different.

Vinny642
03-16-2009, 01:24 AM
Wow this is my first season actually knowing what these Brackets are.... wasn't too big on C Basketball. Duke was always my fav college though... others include Wake, Xavier and Kansas ;)

ZHAKIDD532
03-16-2009, 08:22 AM
You think there is going to be a fan bus?.. Also are you getting the all-session tickets on bu's site? Or only one session game from stubhub...?
I'm actually in the band, so I get a free pass down there.

yboord028
03-16-2009, 11:48 AM
and I liked what Broadus did to Jay Greene...put Musa on the guards... Jay Greene is pound for pound one of the quickest players ... Musa guarded him well...



I hated that midget :pity:

m26555
03-16-2009, 12:04 PM
I got duke beating Pitt and going to the final 4!!!!! This is the year where the devils don't get bounced early.
Duke is going out to Binghamton in the first round.

Remember that I called it.

op12
03-16-2009, 12:04 PM
i picked nova to beat duke but if schyer can be a legit scoring threat along with henderson and singler and they control the pace of the game they have a chance to go to the final 4. i dont see them beating pitt but it could happen. the problem is their consistency but if they have a dominant offensive performance like against fsu they will be ok against nova and maybe pitt. i hope they dont make it to the final 4 because that means unc prolly wont because it never works out for them to play each other

m26555
03-16-2009, 12:16 PM
I like VCU to win this region...mark my words. They are this year's Davidson.

m26555
03-16-2009, 12:49 PM
Duke got screwed by the committee, IMO. This is by far the hardest bracket to be in, IMO. Pitt has a cakewalk to the Elite 8, but Duke has to play three good teams in Texas, and either Nova or UCLA. Compared to other bracket's where the three seed is Missouri or Kansas.

I think Duke can beat Nova, but we'll lose to Pitt and the man beast in the Elite 8.
I hope you're kidding, because the East is by far the weakest bracket...

ZHAKIDD532
03-16-2009, 01:16 PM
I hated that midget :pity:
Midget, Oompa Loompa, any way you put it the guy is an *ss...

ZHAKIDD532
03-16-2009, 01:16 PM
Duke is going out to Binghamton in the first round.

Remember that I called it.
That would be soooo sweet.

yboord028
03-16-2009, 02:54 PM
Midget, Oompa Loompa, any way you put it the guy is an *ss...

I go to UAlbany so when we faced them in the Semi's we were chanting Frodo Baggins. But I think it pumped him up :(.

SidTheKid
03-16-2009, 03:00 PM
I've got Duke in the final four....duh :rolleyes:

ZHAKIDD532
03-16-2009, 03:40 PM
I go to UAlbany so when we faced them in the Semi's we were chanting Frodo Baggins. But I think it pumped him up :(.
That's a good one. Yeah unfortunately he was capable of having big games. Against us he missed a bunch of open jumpers plus he was guarded by Camara. His length gave him all sorts of problems.

Catfish1314
03-16-2009, 04:49 PM
Pitt over Duke in the Regional Final. Pitt can match up well with any team in this region. FSU is my sleeper.

Casino
03-16-2009, 05:06 PM
I like VCU to win this region...mark my words. They are this year's Davidson.

I bet you have VCU over Florida State in the East Regional Final.

Sabres39
03-16-2009, 06:00 PM
I hope you're kidding, because the East is by far the weakest bracket...
I couldn't disagree more. I think the only bracket that might give the East a run for most difficult is the Midwest.

sdweston757
03-16-2009, 10:15 PM
Duke is going out to Binghamton in the first round.

Remember that I called it.

trying to bet that?

acousticmike80
03-17-2009, 12:39 PM
South and Midwest are the toughest regions.

West is the weakest.....

rosefan4lyf
03-17-2009, 08:57 PM
the weakest region has to be the West Region. I understand they have Purdue and UCONN but UCONN isn't going to go far without Jerome Dyson.

Fool
03-17-2009, 09:00 PM
Changed Picks:

Xavier over Florida St.

rosefan4lyf
03-17-2009, 09:01 PM
I think Florida State is going to go to the final four at least. They seem to have a pretty easy path. The only road block in there path is Pittsburgh. If they beat UNC with all the pressure in their conference tournament, they could beat Pitt in the Elite Eight. Pitt has Blair but he can't beat them by himself.

rosefan4lyf
03-17-2009, 09:02 PM
Are you kidding me? Florida St. is going to beat Xavier.

Fool
03-17-2009, 09:24 PM
It's an instinct thing. I went with my gut.

Also, changing Texas to beat Minny.

D-Weezy
03-17-2009, 11:39 PM
Xavier confuses the hell out of me.

Casino
03-18-2009, 06:37 AM
Are you kidding me? Florida St. is going to beat Xavier.

Florida State is going to beat PORTLAND STATE, who will beat Xavier.

SidTheKid
03-18-2009, 11:38 AM
I think Florida State is going to go to the final four at least. They seem to have a pretty easy path. The only road block in there path is Pittsburgh. If they beat UNC with all the pressure in their conference tournament, they could beat Pitt in the Elite Eight. Pitt has Blair but he can't beat them by himself.

He's got Fields and Sam Young to back him up :shrug:

Sport
03-18-2009, 04:58 PM
1 Pitt
16 ETSU

8 Oklahoma St
9 Tennessee

5 Florida St
12 Wisconsin

4 Xavier
13 Portland St

6 UCLA
11 VCU

3 Villanova
14 American

7 Texas
10 Minnesota

2 Duke
15 Binghamton

Pitt over ETSU
OK St over Tenn
FSU over Wisconsin
Xavier over Portland ST.
UCLA over VCU
Villanova over American
Texas over Minnesota
Duke over Binghamton

Pitt over OK st
FSU over Xavier
UCLA over Villanova
Texas over Duke

Pitt over FSU
Texas over UCLA

Pitt over Texas

sdweston757
03-18-2009, 05:41 PM
^^^^ u have texas over duke twice??? me confused. u mean ucla the second time?

Sport
03-18-2009, 05:56 PM
^^^^ u have texas over duke twice??? me confused. u mean ucla the second time?

Yep, sorry. Fixed it.

J4KOP99
03-18-2009, 06:41 PM
I think Florida State is going to go to the final four at least. They seem to have a pretty easy path. The only road block in there path is Pittsburgh. If they beat UNC with all the pressure in their conference tournament, they could beat Pitt in the Elite Eight. Pitt has Blair but he can't beat them by himself.

Everyone makes such a big deal about Florida St. beating UNC...


UNC did NOT have Lawson, the reigning ACC player of the year. That would have made a huge difference. Yes, FSU is good, but you are highly overrating them. They do not have enough experience and reliability surrounding Douglas to win a big game IMO.

In other words, I'll believe it when I see it.

00sxy
03-18-2009, 09:12 PM
I've got Ok St. beating Pitt. Just a feeling. Somehow I think with all those quick guards they can get Blair in foul trouble as long as they drive towards the basket.

Sport
03-18-2009, 09:17 PM
I've got Ok St. beating Pitt. Just a feeling. Somehow I think with all those quick guards they can get Blair in foul trouble as long as they drive towards the basket.

That's a good pick. I had that pick on a couple of my mock brackets.

ZHAKIDD532
03-19-2009, 05:29 PM
I'll be at the Greensboro games tonight. Go Binghamton!

Sport
03-19-2009, 05:33 PM
I'll be at the Greensboro games tonight. Go Binghamton!

Tony Kornheiser almost persuaded me to pick them, but I just couldn't.

ZHAKIDD532
03-19-2009, 05:52 PM
Tony Kornheiser almost persuaded me to pick them, but I just couldn't.
I didn't even pick them. I have money on the tournament bracket. Duke is in the Sweet 16 for me.

yboord028
03-19-2009, 05:55 PM
Get a magic marker and make a unibrow, pretty please :)

Sport
03-19-2009, 06:10 PM
I didn't even pick them. I have money on the tournament bracket. Duke is in the Sweet 16 for me.

I have them losing to Texas.

MoJay
03-19-2009, 06:13 PM
Texas dissappointed me last year I had them losing to Kansas in the final this year texas is losing to duke in my bracket

gocubs2118
03-19-2009, 07:16 PM
Minnesota up 11-2 over Texas.

Sport
03-19-2009, 07:27 PM
Minnesota up 11-2 over Texas.

Texas closed tied it up at 15's.

Padres Son
03-19-2009, 08:04 PM
Nova is threatening to screw me over royally. I have them in the Final Four.

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 08:09 PM
Me too. This is not good at all...playing like absolute crap.

-Lavigne43-
03-19-2009, 08:09 PM
Nova is threatening to screw me over royally. I have them in the Final Four.

Same here. American keeps making 3's

D-Weezy
03-19-2009, 08:09 PM
This is why I picked Nova to lose in the 2nd round. I watched every one of their games this year and I know they're just not that great.

Sport
03-19-2009, 08:21 PM
This is why I picked Nova to lose in the 2nd round. I watched every one of their games this year and I know they're just not that great.

Me as well, I had them losing to VCU.

NY Orange
03-19-2009, 08:26 PM
If you almost took Binghamton over Duke...then take the Binghamton +23.5 and win some money tonight

gocubs2118
03-19-2009, 08:29 PM
Come on Nova.

gocubs2118
03-19-2009, 08:31 PM
Jesus, down by 14.

gocubs2118
03-19-2009, 08:43 PM
Nova cuts the lead to 6.

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 08:45 PM
Nova needs to guard the ****ing 3.

Wrigleyboy25
03-19-2009, 08:50 PM
Nova needs to guard the ****ing 3.
They need to guard that one pain in the butt.

Sport
03-19-2009, 08:55 PM
They need to guard that one pain in the butt.

Garrison Carr.

Stud.

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 08:55 PM
I think you are talking about Carr Wrigs.

Villanova is playing God-awful defense and I can't concentrate on my Econ project because of them :mad:

croce_99
03-19-2009, 09:01 PM
come on nova!

croce_99
03-19-2009, 09:01 PM
woohoo cbs finally switched to the game

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 09:10 PM
Here we go Nova. 13-0 run. Get it!

jacquewho?
03-19-2009, 09:12 PM
Nooooooo! Go back to the Nova game! :mad:

Ollie Tabooger
03-19-2009, 09:39 PM
man aj abrams took over that game go texas over duke. too bad Duke's practically playing at home

Wrigleyboy25
03-19-2009, 09:59 PM
These duke/bing refs suck.

yboord028
03-19-2009, 10:02 PM
I severely dislike Kevin Broadus but that might just because I go to UAlbany.

Wrigleyboy25
03-19-2009, 10:29 PM
Here comes Bing!

sdweston757
03-19-2009, 11:15 PM
Here comes Bing!

nahhhh

BRAVE KID
03-19-2009, 11:57 PM
good show from bing, good fight. Got a hell of a harder task against texas. Going to have to be prepared there.

BRAVE KID
03-19-2009, 11:58 PM
Duke is going out to Binghamton in the first round.

Remember that I called it.hope you didn't bet on that;):cool:

D-Weezy
03-20-2009, 12:15 AM
So worried about draining the clock that they don't even have a plan for scoring. Great job.

Wrigleyboy25
03-20-2009, 12:15 AM
come on vcu! give us a magic moment!

Wrigleyboy25
03-20-2009, 12:17 AM
damn that was terribly drawn up.

D-Weezy
03-20-2009, 12:17 AM
Yes!!!!! I finally get a break!!!! Yes!!!!!!!

MoJay
03-20-2009, 12:18 AM
damn VCU I really expected a win here, my bracket is terrible this year

BRAVE KID
03-20-2009, 12:20 AM
damn that was terribly drawn up.that was just great defense, the whole plan was to give it to maynor in the first place. Collison did a hell of job making it as difficult as possible, I am quite surprised maynor got a shot off really..it looked to me collison could of blocked it.

Wrigleyboy25
03-20-2009, 12:21 AM
that was just great defense, the whole plan was to give it to maynor in the first place. Collison did a hell of job making it as difficult as possible, I am quite surprised maynor got a shot off really..it looked to me collison could of blocked it.
Thus, a terrible play. Down one with a superstar, dont go isolation. He needed a passing option since he was drawing all the attention.

BRAVE KID
03-20-2009, 12:28 AM
Thus, a terrible play. Down one with a superstar, dont go isolation. He needed a passing option since he was drawing all the attention.true, they also gave the ball to him way too early, didn't give him a good opening. Good fight from VCU.

ZHAKIDD532
03-20-2009, 01:03 AM
I was at Bing/Duke and Texas/Minn. Both fun games. Glad to have been there. I picked both right too!

Sumo331
03-20-2009, 01:46 AM
Eat it Obama and Seth Davis. No VCU upset for you two.

07MVPPatBurrell
03-20-2009, 11:51 AM
This is why I picked Nova to lose in the 2nd round. I watched every one of their games this year and I know they're just not that great.

then you are an idiot. cause i watched every game this year and they are one of the top 6 teams in the league, capable of beating anyone anywhere.

Sport
03-20-2009, 01:14 PM
then you are an idiot. cause i watched every game this year and they are one of the top 6 teams in the league, capable of beating anyone anywhere.

Doesn't really matter come tourney time. Of course they are capable of beating anyone, but from what I've seen, they are just as capable of losing to anyone too. I have Texas in the elite 8, so hopefully they can pull it off against Nova.

Tough calling someone an idiot when Nova had problems with American.

Devils05
03-20-2009, 01:30 PM
then you are an idiot. cause i watched every game this year and they are one of the top 6 teams in the league, capable of beating anyone anywhere.Just because they're one of the top 6 teams in the Big East, it doesn't mean they'll beat everyone

lakersrock
03-20-2009, 01:31 PM
Go O-State!!!!

We've been getting some bunk calls though. Two of Eaton's fouls were him getting jumped over by bigger guys.

D-Weezy
03-20-2009, 02:16 PM
Wow what a pathetic sequence there for Tennessee.

D-Weezy
03-20-2009, 02:32 PM
How do you get burned that bad with 10 seconds left? ***** you Tennessee.

lakersrock
03-20-2009, 03:21 PM
Wow what a pathetic sequence there for Tennessee.


How do you get burned that bad with 10 seconds left? ***** you Tennessee.

Thank the refs for giving them a chance. Take away that completely insane technical they called and that's minus two for Tennessee. Without those two, the last shot doesn't even matter.

lakersrock
03-20-2009, 04:51 PM
Come on ETSU. You're really not that good and if you somehow knocked off Pitt, OSU WOULD show up unlike Pitt and spank you backwards. :D

m26555
03-20-2009, 04:59 PM
Blair CONTINUES to get away with murder. HOW WAS THAT NOT A FOUL ON THE THREE? It's SICKENING.

jacquewho?
03-20-2009, 05:02 PM
This Virginia/Dayton game is horribly officiated.

Sport
03-20-2009, 05:03 PM
This Virginia/Dayton game is horribly officiated.

Agreed. Huggins is going to murder somebody.

Devils05
03-20-2009, 05:03 PM
Even though I have Pitt in the FF wouldn't mind seeing a BigEast team being the first to lose to a 16

jacquewho?
03-20-2009, 05:05 PM
^^Neither would I.

jacquewho?
03-20-2009, 05:18 PM
This Virginia game is really pissn me off...I'm so mad.

Sport
03-20-2009, 05:33 PM
This Virginia game is really pissn me off...I'm so mad.

Dayton played well, though. Glad I picked them.

Sportfan
03-21-2009, 06:45 AM
very bad 1st round for the ACC, BC Clemson WF and Florida state all lose to lower seeds

BRAVE KID
03-21-2009, 10:55 AM
and just when I said FSU would go a long way into the tourney...can't believe wake got beat that badly.

SidTheKid
03-21-2009, 01:17 PM
and just when I said FSU would go a long way into the tourney...can't believe wake got beat that badly.

:sigh:

Lateralus
03-21-2009, 02:02 PM
Does Josh Shipp ever have a plan when he starts to dribble? Or does he just love dribbling to the free throw line and passing the ball back out to the PGs to reset the offense?

Fool
03-21-2009, 02:24 PM
Wisconsin!

jacquewho?
03-21-2009, 02:39 PM
Villanova playing extremely well right now.

sacgiants1213
03-21-2009, 09:44 PM
nice dunk by gerald henderson.. this has been one helluva game so far.

durtee
03-21-2009, 10:35 PM
I gotta tell ya, this is the worst officiated NCAA tournament that I have seen in a long time. The officials are playing a key role in every close game. It's almost like they can't decide if they want to let teams play or call the games close. Very good games are being ruined by the officials IMO. As I post that Duke player goes over the back with out a call.

BRAVE KID
03-21-2009, 10:37 PM
as expected this game is really tight. McClure saved duke for the moment, with elliot two missed free throws.

BRAVE KID
03-21-2009, 10:37 PM
Duke moving on.. WOOOO:clap:

sacgiants1213
03-21-2009, 10:41 PM
the play from scheyer was just ****ing amazing... thank you, duke, for saving my brcket!

Wrigleyboy25
03-21-2009, 11:04 PM
Classic BS pro-Duke foul call there at the end on that one rebound. Disgusting.

BRAVE KID
03-21-2009, 11:55 PM
typical response from a well played game.

Ollie Tabooger
03-22-2009, 12:12 AM
I gotta tell ya, this is the worst officiated NCAA tournament that I have seen in a long time. The officials are playing a key role in every close game. It's almost like they can't decide if they want to let teams play or call the games close. Very good games are being ruined by the officials IMO. As I post that Duke player goes over the back with out a call.

yeah the refs won the game for duke.

BRAVE KID
03-22-2009, 12:16 AM
of course they did, they shot the baskets for duke and played defense for duke for 40 minutes, complete reason duke won the game. typical.

SidTheKid
03-22-2009, 12:28 AM
yeah the refs won the game for duke.

:laugh2:

ABOMB_56
03-22-2009, 12:29 AM
The Scheyer (sp?) play sealed the game for Duke. He saved the ball, had the presence of mind to not throw it into the pit of defenders, went behind his back, lobbed in the air for atleast 4-5 seconds, and got Duke the ball. And he did that in a half-second. That was a top play and IMO it will barely be shown as much as it should

SidTheKid
03-22-2009, 12:33 AM
The Scheyer (sp?) play sealed the game for Duke. He saved the ball, had the presence of mind to not throw it into the pit of defenders, went behind his back, lobbed in the air for atleast 4-5 seconds, and got Duke the ball. And he did that in a half-second. That was a top play and IMO it will barely be shown as much as it should

That was insane and very heads up play by Scheyer.

ABOMB_56
03-22-2009, 01:38 AM
And as I expected it hasn't gotten one mention from SportsCenter. It was a game-changing play, but since it was a hustle play, and not a buzzer-beater or a flashy dunk it gets no airtime :pity:

grantslammer123
03-22-2009, 03:20 AM
That was insane and very heads up play by Scheyer.

I've met him. He lives across the street from me.

sdweston757
03-22-2009, 03:57 AM
yeah the refs won the game for duke.

hahhahahahahahah

just ike the refs won 3 national championships and 14 final fours for duke. get over it

Chest Rockwell
03-22-2009, 12:25 PM
^You have to expect the same response everytime Duke wins a game. It's the same BS excuse for losing a game to them. And when Duke loses, no comments on the officiating.

SidTheKid
03-22-2009, 12:28 PM
^You have to expect the same response everytime Duke wins a game. It's the same BS excuse for losing a game to them. And when Duke loses, no comments on the officiating.

Exactly.

durtee
03-22-2009, 12:45 PM
FTW- I am neither a Duke fan nor a Texas fan, but the officiating in that game was terrible. I don't watch enough Duke games to know whether or not there games are always like this, but that game and the officiating of the entire tournament has been terrible so far. The fact that Duke shot 5 straight FT's to win the game doesn't help either, so please take off the homer blinders and look at something objectively once in a while.

sdweston757
03-22-2009, 01:02 PM
^ objectively? better team shoot more free throws. we shoot more free throws then are opponents. the fact that we shot 5 FT's at the end of the game is because we were up and the other team needed to foul...

BRAVE KID
03-22-2009, 01:25 PM
FTW- I am neither a Duke fan nor a Texas fan, but the officiating in that game was terrible. I don't watch enough Duke games to know whether or not there games are always like this, but that game and the officiating of the entire tournament has been terrible so far. The fact that Duke shot 5 straight FT's to win the game doesn't help either, so please take off the homer blinders and look at something objectively once in a while. I guess all duke fans are homers then, that they are incapable of looking at things "objectively." Dude officiating sucks period in both the NBA and college. Officiating always seems to suck but when Duke is playing, then there is a nice cop out for everyone to count on. It's not like Texas inability to hit free throws had anything to do with their loss, nope just the refs and duke. A nice little cop out for all to complain about.

I also love how the bigger call like the Gonzaga and WKU game where the ref missed the TO, then the gonzaga PG scored the GW bucket is not emphasized enough. I pretty much guarantee if duke was the one in gonzaga's place there would be wildfire about the refs and duke (and yes I realize that was a game in the south region and this is the east region still though no complaints about that one).

durtee
03-22-2009, 01:32 PM
How am I coming down on Duke at all? I simply stated that the officiating has sucked throughout the ENTIRE tournament and all I get is a bunch of cry ***** Duke fans feeling sorry for themselves. Not once did I say that Duke won because of the officials, all I said was that them shooting numerous FT's to end the game and win the game doesn't look good.

Also the Gonzaga BS was exactly that and that is one of the games that I was talking about when I said that the officiating for the ENTIRE tournament has been the worst in recent memory. Grow up folks! Stop defending your team, when it doesn't need to be defended.

Devils05
03-22-2009, 03:08 PM
Slight contrast in scoring in the two matchups

23-20 Wisc with 1:39 left in the half
23-15 OSU with 11:14 left in the half

IndiansFan337
03-22-2009, 03:15 PM
Slight contrast in scoring in the two matchups

23-20 Wisc with 1:39 left in the half
23-15 OSU with 11:14 left in the half

Wisconsin seems to have gotten hot at the right time of the year.

Pitt might be the most underachieving team in the entire Tourney, thus far.

NYMetros
03-22-2009, 03:15 PM
Sam Young is lighting OSU up. Already has 16 points with 8:41 left in the 1st half.

Looks like Blair and Eaton are injured. Not good. Blair looks alright, although he is in the locker room now. Eaton definitely got the worst of it.

Hate to see that happen.

EDIT: Eaton is coming back in. Tough kid.

Devils05
03-22-2009, 03:34 PM
Slight contrast in scoring in the two matchups

23-20 Wisc with 1:39 left in the half
23-15 OSU with 11:14 left in the half

Make it

27-25 Wisc halftime
44-43 OSU with 1:23 left in the half

They can easily have 40+ pts more than the other game scored by halftime

BRAVE KID
03-22-2009, 04:11 PM
excellent game from OSU and Pitt.

i4c
03-22-2009, 04:38 PM
blair is a beast

carson005
03-22-2009, 04:47 PM
Ok St can take the lead with 3 to go

i4c
03-22-2009, 04:56 PM
great game from okst, but pitt is just too large for them.

NYMetros
03-22-2009, 04:57 PM
Pittsburgh will survive the scare. Fields made some big shots to put the game out of reach and Blair had a big offensive rebound & layup with less than a minute to go. That pretty much cemented it.

lakersrock
03-22-2009, 05:07 PM
OSU was predicted to be bottom half of the Big 12 and possibly miss the NIT. They finished 4th, won a game in the tourney and scared a 1 seed. They had a freaking great season and many thanks to Eaton and Harris for giving everything they had the last four years.

Brooke
03-22-2009, 05:50 PM
They put up a good fight and put a scare into Pitt. They had a great season

sdweston757
03-23-2009, 05:58 PM
duke vs pitt

SidTheKid
03-23-2009, 06:00 PM
They put up a good fight and put a scare into Pitt. They had a great season

Yeah they almost pulled it out. They're shots just weren't falling in the second half.

lakersrock
03-23-2009, 09:03 PM
Yeah they almost pulled it out. They're shots just weren't falling in the second half.

It happened all year. Coach Ford has only put in a little over half of the offense and defense. The five games we lost to Mizzou (2), OU (2) and Texas could have been won had we hit shots. Without all of the offense installed, it was basically hit the shots or lose.

Gibby23
03-24-2009, 10:54 AM
It happened all year. Coach Ford has only put in a little over half of the offense and defense. The five games we lost to Mizzou (2), OU (2) and Texas could have been won had we hit shots. Without all of the offense installed, it was basically hit the shots or lose.

That's pretty much the key to winning any basket ball game. You cant win without hitting shots, even if the full offense was installed they would still have to hit shots to win.

Devils05
03-26-2009, 10:27 PM
Surprised no on cared about the Pitt game. Anyway, hopefully Duke pulls out the win tonight

Wrigleyboy25
03-26-2009, 10:37 PM
These refs suck.

BRAVE KID
03-26-2009, 10:55 PM
Surprised no on cared about the Pitt game. Anyway, hopefully Duke pulls out the win tonightduke doesn't look good at all, they just won't penetrate..and the nova press is pretty damn good.

Sport
03-26-2009, 10:57 PM
Kyle Singler is a pure shooter. Never seen this kid play before, really.

BRAVE KID
03-26-2009, 11:04 PM
Kyle Singler is a pure shooter. Never seen this kid play before, really.well literally yea he settles for the jumper quite often, but he doesn't have that pure shot. duke needs a leader. Nova playing great.

op12
03-26-2009, 11:09 PM
im not very impressed with pitt and i think duke or nova will beat them. i have nova winning tonight but losing to pitt on my bracket, but i think either team can beat pitt. if pitt is lucky enough to get to the final 4 unc, cuse, or ok will take it to them if they continue their recent play.

Sport
03-26-2009, 11:21 PM
well literally yea he settles for the jumper quite often, but he doesn't have that pure shot. duke needs a leader. Nova playing great.

I like his shot.:shrug:

Sport
03-26-2009, 11:22 PM
im not very impressed with pitt and i think duke or nova will beat them. i have nova winning tonight but losing to pitt on my bracket, but i think either team can beat pitt. if pitt is lucky enough to get to the final 4 unc, cuse, or ok will take it to them if they continue their recent play.

My Final 4 might actually play out. I have Kansas/Missouri/Pitt/UNC in the Final 4.

metsbulls1025
03-26-2009, 11:24 PM
I have Louisville/Uconn/Pitt/Oaklahoma

Sport
03-26-2009, 11:30 PM
I have Louisville/Uconn/Pitt/Oaklahoma

Good picks, good picks.

sacgiants1213
03-26-2009, 11:34 PM
my bracket is pretty much done if duke loses this game. Almost impossible to win when ur championship team loses this early.

Sport
03-26-2009, 11:43 PM
my bracket is pretty much done if duke loses this game. Almost impossible to win when ur championship team loses this early.

I was looking bad earlier in the Tourney, but recently my teams are starting to win, and I'm still on pace to have all my FF teams i tact.

Wrigleyboy25
03-27-2009, 12:20 AM
Dominant performance by Nova. That's the Big East this year.

J4KOP99
03-27-2009, 12:21 AM
Big East proves again that they are by far the strongest conferance this year.

Sad my Dukies lost but have to give a lot of credit to Villanova.

Sport
03-27-2009, 12:25 AM
Dominant performance by Nova. That's the Big East this year.

Yeah they have certainly come to play. I'll admit I had them losing in the 2nd round to one of VCU/UCLA. They are really suprising me.

Wrigleyboy25
03-27-2009, 12:25 AM
Yeah they have certainly come to play. I'll admit I had them losing in the 2nd round to one of VCU/UCLA. They are really suprising me.
I've got them in the Final 4. Need one more out of them.

BRAVE KID
03-27-2009, 12:31 AM
As I feared duke had no answer for nova's guards, but didn't expect the putrid shooting, very early in the game they just missed open shots, as the game progressed every shot was contested, and nobody on the duke squad stepped up to penetrate.

very solid game from nova, as I expected they would play.

Sport
03-27-2009, 12:56 AM
I've got them in the Final 4. Need one more out of them.

The way they're playing, it's possible. I can' believe I under estimated them THIS much.

surf and turf
03-27-2009, 11:07 AM
I cant believe Duke went out like that and i cant believe for the third straight game noone wants to match the physical intensity of Nova. They were fouling so hard that at times the shooter couldnt even release the ball'. Yet on the other end when Duke did decide to contest they were going in soft enough that evry layup had a chance even when they fouled them. Thats soft to me. You gotta put them in the bleachers a couple times. Make them earn it. Duke killed themselves with ticky tack reach in fouls. That unexceptable. Thats kid stuff, you dont reach in like that over and over. In thier defense they probably didnt think they would call that because Nova sure has been getting away with alot this tournament..Poor American had to play them in Philly, and somehow a tiny 3 point shooting team was outshot at the free throw line by a very fast physical, no layups allowed team 29-5. And almost won......Im not against Nova,they are a area school , i like the coach, it just seems like they are getting some nice calls.

Devils05
03-28-2009, 09:27 PM
Great finish coming up for Pitt/Nova

northsider
03-28-2009, 09:28 PM
what a ****ing game

gocubs2118
03-28-2009, 09:29 PM
I love Scottie Reynolds.

carson005
03-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Nova wins!

gocubs2118
03-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Fields was close on that half court shot.

Brooke
03-28-2009, 09:32 PM
Wow now that was a good game

TheBlackHole
03-28-2009, 09:35 PM
wow, what a ****in game!

RedHeadsRule
03-28-2009, 09:38 PM
Well that game made me 0-2 in final four picks.

MilfHunter07
03-28-2009, 09:40 PM
same here. what a good game.

Bubba17
03-28-2009, 09:44 PM
What a game :clap:

2 for 2 now...

MilfHunter07
03-28-2009, 09:46 PM
o wait, i actually did have uconn. i thought i had memphis but good game regardless. so does villanova play uconn now? if so that would suck because i hate watching teams that have already played eachother play again in the tourney.

RedHeadsRule
03-28-2009, 09:48 PM
o wait, i actually did have uconn. i thought i had memphis but good game regardless. so does villanova play uconn now? if so that would suck because i hate watching teams that have already played eachother play again in the tourney.

Villanova plays winner of UNC/Oklahoma

MilfHunter07
03-28-2009, 09:49 PM
o ok. much better. i think nova loses regardless though

Nighthawk
03-28-2009, 10:03 PM
There goes my champion.....Brackets shredded. Louisville or Nova winning this ****.

op12
03-28-2009, 10:16 PM
pitt never really impressed me in this tournament. nova on the other hand will be a tough matchup for unc or ok. i think unc can take them, but will be a great game if it happens. the final 4 is going to have some strong teams in it, anybodys game right now.

MilfHunter07
03-28-2009, 10:22 PM
ya, pitt was very unimpressive in the tourney

PhillyLuver
03-28-2009, 10:52 PM
Pitt didn't impress me either, but boy am I glad we're done with Fields and Young. Those guys can explode, and Blair is stellar as well. Crazy game.

UNC or OK will be very very tough, I think Nova can handle OK but Lawson and his crew would create a lot of problems

SidTheKid
03-28-2009, 10:55 PM
Congrats to Nova. They've been on fire and deserve that spot in the Final Four.

phillyphan4ever
03-28-2009, 11:07 PM
I picked Nova to beat Pitt, but I also picked Memphis to win it all so my bracket doesn't matter anymore lol

me and 3 other of my Nova fan friends were at my friends house who is a Pitt fan, and when Scottie scored to win it we all went crazy and the look on my friends face was priceless cuz he said Nova had no chance

LETS GO NOVA!!!

07MVPPatBurrell
03-29-2009, 12:31 AM
2/2 on final 4. 8/8 on elite 8.

go nova!

Sportfan
03-29-2009, 12:46 AM
my bracket is ****** up. I had Syracuse Memphis Louisville and Pitt in my final four.

MilfHunter07
03-29-2009, 08:57 AM
thats sucks. lol

Wake's Fastball
03-29-2009, 10:57 AM
Sam Young looks more like Greg Oden than any other human being should.

Nighthawk
03-29-2009, 12:03 PM
^^LOL fHe looks OLDER than Oden. lol

Ironic his name is Young yet looks like he could be Odens father


Funny if Portland drafts em

BroadStBullies
03-29-2009, 02:26 PM
Nova!!! :clap::clap::clap: