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2JAY
11-11-16, 01:27 PM
After our big knockout blow to the wildcats last year, I am so looking forward to this season in Indiana basketball. And with a big game vs Kansas tonight, I will see just how good this current team will or won't be. Looking for a big year out of OG Anunoby and hopefully he can lead them team into a strong March Madness run. And as always, a big FU to the kentucky wildcats.

2JAY
11-12-16, 01:59 PM
Awesome job by the Hoosiers last night with their 103-99 OT win against the third ranked team in the country. While the setting was great, played in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor, the court gave both teams a ton of problems due to a slippery surface. Also, both teams were plagued with fouls, with 63 totals fouls being called, and it was a solid team win for IU as they had 4 non-staters on the floor to end the game.
Other than UConn losing to Wagner last night, the ranked teams pretty much had their way with only Xavier and Texas being given a scare.

melon
11-12-16, 09:35 PM
Arizona (the real Wildcats) had a nail biter against the always tough MSU Spartans.

At least jlw should be smiling.

2JAY
11-15-16, 11:04 PM
It was a rough night for the Big 10 as #2 Kentucky manhandled #13 Michigan St. 69-48. Despite their size, Michigan State struggled shooting the ball all night as they shot 32.8%. Also #22 Creighton got a big home win vs #9 Wisconsin 79-67. Duke despite having a lead at half, vs #7 Kansas , may have a scare as Grayson Allen left late in the half with an apparent lower leg injury.

2JAY
11-16-16, 02:57 PM
Good job Duke, spitting the bit against Kansas last night. Nothing worse than living in Lexington while U.K. is ranked number 1.:mad:

2JAY
11-23-16, 07:43 PM
Absolutely one of the worst losses that I have ever seen Indiana occur. With a ranking of 3-5 depending on what poll, IU had only 2 leads, 3-0 and 43-42, during the entire game. And despite limiting Fort Wayne to 3 points over the last 9 minutes of the game, all Indiana could accomplish was tying the game as they blew one chance after another with missed shots, missed free throws, and turnovers. I have to give Fort Wayne credit, they outplayed Indiana in almost every area of the game and big bad IU, the big dog of the state, leaves Fort Wayne with an inexcusable loss and a lot of question marks.

2JAY
12-03-16, 12:17 PM
Great job by the Hoosiers Wednesday night as the went wire to wire and beat #3 North Carolina with a total team effort. That was the loudest that I ever heard Assembly Hall get and the only negative to the entire night, was the high ankle sprain that OG Anunoby suffered with 90 seconds to go, as he finished off an easy dunk.
So far, this early into the season, the only clear cut dominant team has been uk but they have not exactly played a high level of competition so far. I think that one thing that may hurt uk, will be that the SEC once again, has shown itself to be one of the weaker major power conferences. And with a schedule full of weaker SEC teams, uk should win their conference rather easily.

melon
12-03-16, 03:20 PM
Great job by the Hoosiers Wednesday night as the went wire to wire and beat #3 North Carolina with a total team effort. That was the loudest that I ever heard Assembly Hall get and the only negative to the entire night, was the high ankle sprain that OG Anunoby suffered with 90 seconds to go, as he finished off an easy dunk.
So far, this early into the season, the only clear cut dominant team has been uk but they have not exactly played a high level of competition so far. I think that one thing that may hurt uk, will be that the SEC once again, has shown itself to be one of the weaker major power conferences. And with a schedule full of weaker SEC teams, uk should win their conference rather easily.

UCLA beat UK in Lexington. Scored 97 points. Ended their 42 game home winning streak- I didn't see that coming.

BroadwayBomber55
12-03-16, 03:38 PM
UCLA beat UK in Lexington. Scored 97 points. Ended their 42 game home winning streak- I didn't see that coming.

And defending national champion Villanova, who was #2 before today, will be the #1 ranked team after their win today.

melon
12-22-16, 12:32 PM
Grayson Allen, WTF??!! :lol:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgQUPUMx5yk

BroadwayBomber55
12-22-16, 01:01 PM
Grayson Allen, WTF??!! :lol:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgQUPUMx5yk

Grayson Allen is also suspended indefinitely. He needs help.

melon
01-08-17, 06:18 PM
Grayson Allen is also suspended indefinitely. He needs help.

Yes he does.

I'm just going to assume he's Ted Cruz's long lost son and enjoy his antics.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuZLJff1x8g

melon
02-16-17, 03:38 PM
Anyone remember Fab Melo from Syracuse?

RIP.


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693197-death-of-once-promising-fab-melo-leaves-friends-wondering-what-could-have-been?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

BroadwayBomber55
03-05-17, 06:22 PM
It's Championship Week as we move closer towards tournament time.

Automatic tickets punched:
Florida Gulf Coast - Atlantic Sun Tournament Champion
Winthrop - Big South Tournament Champion
Wichita State - Missouri Valley Tournament Champion
Jacksonville State - Ohio Valley Tournament Champion

melon
03-05-17, 07:54 PM
It's interesting that UCLA is ranked #2/#3 in Coaches/AP Polls. But they are projected to be a #3 seed in the Midwest in ESPN's bracketology.

2JAY
03-06-17, 06:44 PM
What a miserable season for my Hoosiers who started out so strong, getting to #3 at one point, and ended flat as a pancake. The lack of solid point guard play, averaging almost 20 TOs a game, getting killed at the foul line, and a defense that had problems guarding a chair, all added up to a season that may cost the head coach his job.

BroadwayBomber55
03-07-17, 03:33 PM
Automatic tickets punched

As of March 7, 2017
Florida Gulf Coast - Atlantic Sun Tournament Champion
Winthrop - Big South Tournament Champion
Wichita State - Missouri Valley Tournament Champion
Jacksonville State - Ohio Valley Tournament Champion
UNC Wilmington - Colonial Athletic Tournament Champion
Iona - Metro Atlantic Tournament Champion
East Tennessee State - Southern Tournament Champion

The FUTURE
03-07-17, 05:32 PM
UNCW is my early pick for bracket buster

ojo
03-07-17, 08:41 PM
What a miserable season for my Hoosiers who started out so strong, getting to #3 at one point, and ended flat as a pancake. The lack of solid point guard play, averaging almost 20 TOs a game, getting killed at the foul line, and a defense that had problems guarding a chair, all added up to a season that may cost the head coach his job.

20 TOs isn't indicative of a lack of solid point guard play. That's indicative of point guards dribbling with their eyes closed.

melon
03-07-17, 10:27 PM
What a miserable season for my Hoosiers who started out so strong, getting to #3 at one point, and ended flat as a pancake. The lack of solid point guard play, averaging almost 20 TOs a game, getting killed at the foul line, and a defense that had problems guarding a chair, all added up to a season that may cost the head coach his job.

How close are you to hopping on the Kentucky bandwagon? :P

2JAY
03-07-17, 11:17 PM
How close are you to hopping on the Kentucky bandwagon? :P

I would hammer 10 inch nails into my scrotum first before ever getting onto that wagon.

BroadwayBomber55
03-08-17, 03:05 PM
Automatic tickets punched

As of March 8, 2017
Florida Gulf Coast - Atlantic Sun Tournament Champion
Winthrop - Big South Tournament Champion
Wichita State - Missouri Valley Tournament Champion
Jacksonville State - Ohio Valley Tournament Champion
UNC Wilmington - Colonial Athletic Tournament Champion
Iona - Metro Atlantic Tournament Champion
East Tennessee State - Southern Tournament Champion
Northern Kentucky - Horizon League Tournament Champion
Mount St. Mary's - Northeast Tournament Champion
South Dakota State - Summit League Tournament Champion
Gonzaga - West Coast Tournament Champion

JDPNYY
03-08-17, 06:24 PM
Does Michigan have a chance to slide into the Tourney?

BroadwayBomber55
03-09-17, 04:51 PM
Does Michigan have a chance to slide into the Tourney?

Possibly.

BroadwayBomber55
03-09-17, 04:54 PM
Automatic Tickets Punched

As of March 9, 2017

Florida Gulf Coast - Atlantic Sun Tournament Champion
Winthrop - Big South Tournament Champion
Wichita State - Missouri Valley Tournament Champion
Jacksonville State - Ohio Valley Tournament Champion
UNC Wilmington - Colonial Athletic Tournament Champion
Iona - Metro Atlantic Tournament Champion
East Tennessee State - Southern Tournament Champion
Northern Kentucky - Horizon League Tournament Champion
Mount St. Mary's - Northeast Tournament Champion
South Dakota State - Summit League Tournament Champion
Gonzaga - West Coast Tournament Champion
Bucknell - Patriot League Tournament Champion

BroadwayBomber55
03-11-17, 01:16 AM
Automatic Tickets Punched

As of March 10, 2017

Florida Gulf Coast - Atlantic Sun Tournament Champion
Winthrop - Big South Tournament Champion
Wichita State - Missouri Valley Tournament Champion
Jacksonville State - Ohio Valley Tournament Champion
UNC Wilmington - Colonial Athletic Tournament Champion
Iona - Metro Atlantic Tournament Champion
East Tennessee State - Southern Tournament Champion
Northern Kentucky - Horizon League Tournament Champion
Mount St. Mary's - Northeast Tournament Champion
South Dakota State - Summit League Tournament Champion
Gonzaga - West Coast Tournament Champion
Bucknell - Patriot League Tournament Champion
Texas Southern - Southwest Athletic Tournament Champion*

Note: Texas Southern earned the SWAC automatic bid by virtue of reaching the conference championship game against Alcorn State, which is ineligible for postseason play. Alcorn State is ineligible due to Academic Progress Rate.
http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/division-i-student-athletes-still-making-gains-apr

PettittesPrincess
03-11-17, 02:21 AM
Looking forward to PAC 12 Tournament final. Always great to see UCLA lose.

melon
03-11-17, 03:39 PM
Looking forward to PAC 12 Tournament final. Always great to see UCLA lose.

Arizona vs Oregon could go either way.

It looks like the top 3 teams, plus USC will make the dance.

I'm surprised that Utah won't be playing, though. 11-7 record in Pac 12 play isn't good enough anymore. On the surface, it appears that USC signature win against UCLA earned themselves their bid. Utah doesn't seem to have any big wins.

PettittesPrincess
03-12-17, 01:24 AM
Arizona vs Oregon could go either way.

It looks like the top 3 teams, plus USC will make the dance.

I'm surprised that Utah won't be playing, though. 11-7 record in Pac 12 play isn't good enough anymore. On the surface, it appears that USC signature win against UCLA earned themselves their bid. Utah doesn't seem to have any big wins.



Great game. Oregon's chances in the tournament are slim without Boucher. Not sure if that's going to knock Gonzaga out of 1 seed in the West.

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-17, 04:01 AM
Automatic Tickets Punched

As of March 11, 2017
ACC: Duke
America East: Vermont
Atlantic 10:
American:
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
Big 12: Iowa State
Big East: Villanova
Big Sky: North Dakota
Big South: Winthrop
Big Ten:
Big West: UC Davis
CAA: UNC Wilmington
C-USA: Middle Tennessee
Horizon: Northern Kentucky
Ivy League:
MAAC: Iona
MAC: Kent State
MEAC: North Carolina Central
Missouri Valley: Wichita State
Mountain West: Nevada
NEC: Mount St. Mary's
Ohio Valley: Jacksonville State
Pac-12: Arizona
Patriot: Bucknell
SEC:
Southern: East Tennessee State
Southland: New Orleans
SWAC: Texas Southern*
Summit League: South Dakota State
Sun Belt:
WCC: Gonzaga
WAC: New Mexico State

Note: Texas Southern earned the SWAC automatic bid by virtue of reaching the conference championship game against Alcorn State, which is ineligible for postseason play. Alcorn State is ineligible due to Academic Progress Rate.
http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/division-i-student-athletes-still-making-gains-apr

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-17, 04:09 AM
Men's NCAA Tournament Selection Show - Sunday March 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM ET/2:30 PM PT on CBS.

melon
03-12-17, 03:22 PM
Great game. Oregon's chances in the tournament are slim without Boucher. Not sure if that's going to knock Gonzaga out of 1 seed in the West.

Gonzaga will be #1 in the west as they beat Arizona earlier in the season. But Arizona gets to stay out west as the #2 seed. That's a plus because Gonzaga will be the weakest of the #1's- at least they would have played the weakest conference schedule.

Tough break for Oregon. I don't know if Zona wins with a healthy Oregon team.

2JAY
03-12-17, 04:45 PM
It sucks to think that I have absolutely zero interest in watching today's selection show.

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-17, 05:03 PM
As of March 11, 2017
ACC: Duke
America East: Vermont
Atlantic 10: Rhode Island
American: Southern Methodist
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
Big 12: Iowa State
Big East: Villanova
Big Sky: North Dakota
Big South: Winthrop
Big Ten: Michigan
Big West: UC Davis
CAA: UNC Wilmington
C-USA: Middle Tennessee
Horizon: Northern Kentucky
Ivy League: Princeton
MAAC: Iona
MAC: Kent State
MEAC: North Carolina Central
Missouri Valley: Wichita State
Mountain West: Nevada
NEC: Mount St. Mary's
Ohio Valley: Jacksonville State
Pac-12: Arizona
Patriot: Bucknell
SEC: Kentucky
Southern: East Tennessee State
Southland: New Orleans
SWAC: Texas Southern*
Summit League: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: Troy
WCC: Gonzaga
WAC: New Mexico State

Note: Texas Southern earned the SWAC automatic bid by virtue of reaching the conference championship game against Alcorn State, which is ineligible for postseason play. Alcorn State is ineligible due to Academic Progress Rate.

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-17, 05:10 PM
All the automatic spots have been filled up.

Now, we will all find out who will be the 68 teams that will compete in the 2017 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-17, 05:33 PM
East Region: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center March 16-18
#1 seed (Tournament Overall #1 seed): Villanova vs. #16 Mt. St. Mary's/New Orleans
#8 Wisconsin vs. #9 Virginia Tech

Orlando, FL - Amway Center March 16-18
#5 Virginia vs. #12 North Carolina-Wilmington
#4 Florida vs. #13 East Tennessee State

Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena March 17-19
#2 Duke vs. #15 Troy
#7 South Carolina vs. #10 Marquette

Tulsa, OK - BOK Center March 17-19
#3 Baylor vs. #14 New Mexico State
#6 Southern Methodist vs. #11 Providence/Southern California

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-17, 05:45 PM
Midwest Region: Sprint Center Kansas City, MO

Tulsa, OK - BOK Center March 17-19
#1 Kansas vs. #16 North Carolina Central/California-Davis
#8 Miami (FL) vs. #9 Michigan state

Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center March 16-18
#5 Iowa State vs. #12 Nevada
#4 Purdue vs. #13 Vermont

Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse March 17-19
#2 Louisville vs. #15 Jacksonville State
#7 Michigan vs. #10 Oklahoma State

Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center March 17-19
#3 Oregon vs. #14 Iona
#6 Creighton vs. #11 Rhode Island

melon
03-12-17, 05:55 PM
It sucks to think that I have absolutely zero interest in watching today's selection show.

Louisville is a #2 seed. Does that make you excited at all?

edit: Your Wildcats are also a #2 seed.

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-17, 06:00 PM
South Region: FedEx Forum Memphis, TN

Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena March 17-19
#1 North Carolina vs. #16 Texas Southern
#8 Arkansas vs. #9 Seton Hall

Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center March 16-18
#5 Minnesota vs. #12 Middle Tennessee
#4 Butler vs. #13 Winthrop

Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse March 17-19
#2 Kentucky vs. #15 Northern Kentucky
#7 Dayton vs. #10 Wichita State

Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center March 17-19
#3 California-Los Angeles vs. #14 Kent State
#6 Cincinnati vs. #11 Kansas State/Wake Forest

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-17, 06:07 PM
West Region: SAP Center San Jose, CA

Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena March 16-18
#1 Gonzaga vs. #16 South Dakota State
#8 Northwestern vs. #9 Vanderbilt

Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center March 16-18
#5 Notre Dame vs. #12 Princeton
#4 West Virginia vs. #13 Bucknell

Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena March 16-18
#2 Arizona vs. #15 North Dakota
#7 St. Mary's vs. #10 Virginia Commonwealth

Orlando, FL - Amway Center March 16-18
#3 Florida State vs. #14 Florida-Gulf Coast
#6 Maryland vs. #11 Xavier

melon
03-12-17, 06:17 PM
Did any school get screwed over? I don't see any that stand out.

I guess Duke might be upset about being a #2. I'm fine with that.

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-17, 06:19 PM
Arizona vs Oregon could go either way.

It looks like the top 3 teams, plus USC will make the dance.

I'm surprised that Utah won't be playing, though. 11-7 record in Pac 12 play isn't good enough anymore. On the surface, it appears that USC signature win against UCLA earned themselves their bid. Utah doesn't seem to have any big wins.

You are correct melon. Cal had a good record, but their three losses to Oregon especially the collapse in Berkeley cost them a shot in making the field of 68.

Win one of those meetings especially the one in Haas Pavilion, they would've been in the NCAA Tournament instead of the postseason NIT.

I think the selection committee got it right with the 68 especially those first four in. Syracuse had good wins in the RPI Top 50, but their record in games outside the Carrier Dome cost them.

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-17, 06:22 PM
Did any school get screwed over? I don't see any that stand out.

I guess Duke might be upset about being a #2. I'm fine with that.

Me either.

Cal cost themselves by not beating Oregon especially in Berkeley on February 22 which was part of their nasty slide into the Pac-12 tournament.
Syracuse had a poor record away from the Carrier Dome.
Illinois State didn't have any quality wins outside of Wichita State and had a soft out of conference schedule.
Iowa didn't have enough wins.

For some of the teams that were on the bubble, they have to make a very deep run in their conference tournament like making the final and probably have to win it to get in the field of 68.

Duke would be a tad upset of being a #2.

melon
03-12-17, 08:04 PM
Me either.

Cal cost themselves by not beating Oregon especially in Berkeley on February 22 which was part of their nasty slide into the Pac-12 tournament.
Syracuse had a poor record away from the Carrier Dome.
Illinois State didn't have any quality wins outside of Wichita State and had a soft out of conference schedule.
Iowa didn't have enough wins.

For some of the teams that were on the bubble, they have to make a very deep run in their conference tournament like making the final and probably have to win it to get in the field of 68.

Duke would be a tad upset of being a #2.

If Grayson Allen is upset, that could make for a more interesting game.

RhodyYanksFan
03-12-17, 09:37 PM
Happy for my Rhody Rams to win their first A-10 title since 1999 with Lamar Odom. They're one of the best defensive teams in the country so hopefully they have another win in them. Don't know anything about Creighton.

melon
03-12-17, 09:43 PM
Happy for my Rhody Rams to win their first A-10 title since 1999 with Lamar Odom. They're one of the best defensive teams in the country so hopefully they have another win in them. Don't know anything about Creighton.

Seth Greenberg picked them to reach the Sweet 16.

Man, that team coached by Jim Harrick, was so so close to the Final Four.

2JAY
03-12-17, 11:29 PM
Did any school get screwed over? I don't see any that stand out.

I guess Duke might be upset about being a #2. I'm fine with that.

As someone who follows the Big 10 closely, I sure saw some screwballs in full effect. How in the world Minnesota is a 5 seed, yet finished behind Wisconsin in the conference, who also went to the Big10 tournament championship, yet Wisconsin is only an 8 seed. And yet still, an 8 seed for Northwestern, whom Wisconsin beat twice this year, and then giving Maryland a 6 seed who finished tied with Wisconsin in the conference and did not go as far in the conference tournament.
To me, the NCAA is not consistent as one year how well a team finished in a conference is key while another, how well a team does in their conference tournament matters more.

melon
03-12-17, 11:42 PM
Poor Kentucky. They have to face the winner of Wichita State/Dayton to reach the Sweet 16. Either team will be a tough matchup.

And then UCLA is looming.

melon
03-12-17, 11:47 PM
Duke (http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/150/duke-blue-devils) is a No. 2 seed, but the Blue Devils are the favorites to win the NCAA tournament at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks.


The Wynn and Westgate SuperBook each installed Duke as the favorite at 5-1 Sunday afternoon after the bracket was released. William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, however, lists North Carolina (http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/153/north-carolina-tar-heels) as the favorite at 13-2, and MGM's sportsbook has Kansas as the favorite at 6-1.


http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/18894705/2017-ncaa-tournament-duke-blue-devils-favorites-win-las-vegas

2JAY
03-12-17, 11:49 PM
Poor Ky my ace. They get every single call, ever invented in the history of basketball, and they always whine as soon as their bracket has good teams in it. coach cal, you can't play the NW Valley Sisters of the Homely and Poor every week.

melon
03-12-17, 11:50 PM
Poor Ky my ace. They get every single call, ever invented in the history of basketball, and they always whine as soon as their bracket has good teams in it.

Ha ha...that reminds me of Duke.

RhodyYanksFan
03-13-17, 09:08 AM
Seth Greenberg picked them to reach the Sweet 16.

Man, that team coached by Jim Harrick, was so so close to the Final Four.

Stupid Stanford. They came back from 6 down with under a minute to go.


Poor Ky my ace. They get every single call, ever invented in the history of basketball, and they always whine as soon as their bracket has good teams in it. coach cal, you can't play the NW Valley Sisters of the Homely and Poor every week.

:lol:
Cal is jealous of Geno.

2JAY
03-14-17, 01:02 PM
What a train wreck Indiana has become this year. Declining to have a home NIT game because Assembly Hall is too iconic and did not want to devalue that building due to a sparse crowd, is stupidity at its best. Then why accept the invitation at all if Indiana is so "above" it all?

melon
03-14-17, 01:09 PM
What a train wreck Indiana has become this year. Declining to have a home NIT game because Assembly Hall is too iconic and did not want to devalue that building due to a sparse crowd, is stupidity at its best. Then why accept the invitation at all if Indiana is so "above" it all?

Who made that decision? Crean? Players? AD?

How about Knight's comment that he hopes the guys that fired him are all dead now?!

You guys have your own version of the Bronx Zoo going on there!

2JAY
03-14-17, 01:18 PM
Who made that decision? Crean? Players? AD?

How about Knight's comment that he hopes the guys that fired him are all dead now?!

You guys have your own version of the Bronx Zoo going on there!

From what the AD Fred Glass said yesterday, it was an administrative decision made two weeks ago, before Indiana even knew it was going to get a home game for certain. When Indiana was first announced in the NIT, a lame story came out that they were doing renovation work and then the story evolved that since spring break was in effect that no students would be there. The fact is, due to a poor season, attendance has been down the past two months and Indiana is embarrassed about their NIT status.
And why Bob Knight still does not get it is beyond me. He was a great coach who did great things for the school. But he was also extremely flawed and instead of blaming everybody else, he should just admit his wrong doings and move on. Yet in Knight's world wishing everybody dead, when that admin is already long gone, and refusing to even make admends with the University is the best route to take.

RhodyYanksFan
03-15-17, 10:14 AM
The AD actually said "Assembly Hall is iconic. You've got to be careful not to devalue it."

2JAY
03-16-17, 01:10 PM
After 9 years, Indiana gives Tom Crean the chop as he was fired. Too bad that the AD, Fred Glass, cannot fire himself along the way. Also, after being ranked as high as 3rd in the polls, Indiana became the 4th team ever, in the NCAA, to ever get that high and not make the eventual tournament.

BroadwayBomber55
03-16-17, 02:27 PM
West Region

#5 Notre Dame survived a scare against #12 Princeton 60-58.

Bonzie Colson led the Fighting Irish with 18 points and seven rebounds. ND shot 14 out of 21 from the free throw line.

Spencer Weisz led the Tigers with 15 points as Devin Cannady was just long on a late go-ahead trey attempt.

Mike Brey's Irish will take on the winner between the #4 seed West Virginia Mountaineers and the #13 seed Bucknell Bison in the Second Round.

BroadwayBomber55
03-16-17, 02:57 PM
East Region

Make it two ACC teams to the Second Round.

#5 seed Virginia Cavaliers pulled away from the pesky #12 seed UNC Wilmington Seahawks 76-71.

Virginia awaits the winner of the #4 seed Florida Gators and #13 seed East Tennessee State Buccaneers in the second round thanks to London Perrantes scoring 24 points. Marial Shayok added 23 from the bench.

Devontae Cacok had a double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds in a losing effort.

BroadwayBomber55
03-16-17, 11:10 PM
The other teams joining the winners' list to the Second Round include Butler, Gonzaga, West Virginia pulling away from Bucknell late, Florida, Villanova, Purdue and three teams that earn my story of the day so far in Northwestern, Xavier and Middle Tennessee.

In their first NCAA Tournament after 78 years of waiting, the Northwestern Wildcats edged the Vanderbilt Commodores 68-66 for their first NCAA Tournament win.

Vandy had a one point lead late after coming back from 15 down until Matthew Fisher-Davis had an intentional foul on Bryant McIntosh. McIntosh sank both free throws and the Commodores failed to nail a late-winning trey.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/18927229/2017-ncaa-tournament-matthew-fisher-davis-vanderbilt-commodores-foul-dumb-mistake

The Wildcats will take on the top seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Second Round from the West Region in Salt Lake City.

Meanwhile, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were one of the 12 seeds upending a #5 seed as they grabbed a 81-72 scalp over the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Four Blue Raiders were in double figures including Reggie Upshaw leading the way with 19 points. Upshaw also had nine rebounds as Middle Tennessee outrebounded Minnesota, 37-24.

Middle Tennessee will take on Butler in the Second Round from the South Region.

Finally, the #11 seed Xavier Musketeers was the other double-digit team with a win as they defeated the #6 seed Maryland Terrapins 76-65.

Xavier had four players in double figures led by Trevon Bluiett who had 21.

Xavier will take on the winner of #3 seed Florida State Seminoles and #14 seed Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in the Second Round.

BroadwayBomber55
03-16-17, 11:17 PM
#7 seed St. Mary's Gaels punched their ticket to the Second Round after beating the #10 seed Virginia Commonwealth Rams 85-77.

The Gaels had five players with 10+ points as Jock Landale had a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Jequan Lewis had 30 points in a losing effort, but VCU went 2 for 13 from downtown.

St. Mary's next assignment will be the winner of #2 seed Arizona Wildcats and #15 seed North Dakota Fighting Hawks in the Second Round in the West Regional.

Mr. Mxylsplk
04-03-17, 03:13 PM
I guess this is really more for the 2017/2018 season, but Patrick Ewing has been hired as the new head coach at Georgetown. Good luck to him. It'll be cool seeing him and Chris Mullin on rival benches again, though I hope Patrick gets off to a better start than Mullin has.

http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/03/reports-georgetown-hires-patrick-ewing-coach

melon
04-03-17, 03:33 PM
I guess this is really more for the 2017/2018 season, but Patrick Ewing has been hired as the new head coach at Georgetown. Good luck to him. It'll be cool seeing him and Chris Mullin on rival benches again, though I hope Patrick gets off to a better start than Mullin has.

http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/03/reports-georgetown-hires-patrick-ewing-coach

I'm happy for Patrick. I heard that he has the skills to be a head coach, but it probably wasn't going to happen on the NBA level.

I can picture him successfully recruiting the top big men from high school and focusing the GTown offense around them.

hongchihkuo
04-03-17, 06:19 PM
Ewing has shown the dedication and skills necessary to be a head coach at any level. Good decision by Georgetown.