Don’t know how my college hoops rant last month was in the betting thread in Port Cellar but taking this relevant snippet and bringing it here for today. Liberty is still unbeaten, won at Vandy a few weeks ago and today travel to LSU for an afternoon game where all anyone on campus has been focusing on all weekend is the football team while it’s one of Liberty’s biggest games of the year. Not a really fair assessment with a large intangible factor favoring Liberty but again expecting them to win on the road here and wouldn’t be surprised at it being by a significant margin.* My preseason "Watch" list of teams who can rise to reach the Final Four if things fall right include Oregon and Florida among the bigger names with Oklahoma State and San Diego State as my Major League Sleepers. The Aztecs are my secret sleeper team who struck it HUGE with the transfer protocol so keep an eye on them late nights this winter and in March. While I don't know if this team is capable of reaching a Final Four do NOT be surprised to include Liberty on your Sweet 16 line come this March. They have 7 players avg between 7.8 and 11.3 PPG so if you are a big time school you may find them very difficult to prepare for so watch out for them in the tourney. Two SEC teams are shelling out cash in pay games to host them this month.....I expect the Flames to win in Vanderbilt (they really should be a road fav) and then on Dec 29 play a Sunday afternoon game @LSU which will be a great bellweather game in which they will also win if LSU takes them lightly.
So good they not only made the BC thread or the ACC thread but the overarching MBB thread. When they went down 48-45, I thought it was over but they hung in there.Hoos lose at BC. I knew UVA was down but that’s a stunner.
BC hit a lot of tough contested shots. My hoos are struggling to create offense this year. People will say UVA always struggles on offense but they've always been efficient just low possession games. They've been very strong on D this year- very good win for BC.So good they not only made the BC thread or the ACC thread but the overarching MBB thread. When they went down 48-45, I thought it was over but they hung in there.
Its not the UVA of the last 2 years, but it's a good win, we're no UMBC.
I just hope that doesn't extend christian's leash
That game was awesome. Wanted another OT and thought we would get it when Haws got a look from 3 point land.
Had bunch of action on this one. Lost the Under in ugly fashion but had Syracuse +7.5 and +265 on the money line. Still unsure why the sharps aren't hammering these dogs playing at Virginia or how their power ratings still have them so high. Even if the rating was that high you have nearly a 10-pt dog with a total just over 100......these are analytical auto plays.Syracuse/Virginia go to OT 43 to 43. Syracuse catches fire in OT to pull off the upset in Charlottesville.
It was a shootout in OT with Syracuse outscoring the Cavs 20 to 12. The O/U for this game is 114.5. Bad beat for those who had the Under.
Ref swallowed his whistle too when Crutcher put the ball on the floor as that was an easy block call during the first 44:57 seconds of the game. Would have been one controversial ending had he not knocked down the shot. This Dayton team is really really good. They didn't play their best tonight yet still won a conference road game against a high quality team.How about those Dayton Flyers? 16-2 and ranked 13th in the country. 2 losses came in OT.
Thrilling win in OT tonight against St. Louis on a 3 from Jalen Crutcher with 0.1 to go to win 78-76.
I don’t know where that guy is from but I can tell a story now. One day the old man that was teaching us Brazilian jiu jitsu said, “ok guys now we’re going to train for in case someone tries hit you with a chair”Better angle in this tweet, plus a Kansas dude went WWF with a chair.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnjYeHBWvKAI don’t know where that guy is from but I can tell a story now. One day the old man that was teaching us Brazilian jiu jitsu said, “ok guys now we’re going to train for in case someone tries hit you with a chair”
I made some comedic comments about the likelihood of that, I guess he is the Master for a reason.
I'm on the opposite side of this.View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnjYeHBWvKA
seriously though, that guy:
(1) made a hard foul that might've been a flagrant all on its own
(2) stood over the guy he just fouled, I guess trying to intimidate?
(3) threw the first punch as people pushed him away
(4) grabbed a fucking CHAIR and was about to turn some M-Fer into hamburger until someone wisely grabbed it
...all because he didn't like that the K-State player stole the ball with 5 seconds left.
Like, say what you will about Ron Artest, at least he was provoked.
That would be true Freshman Dajuan Gordon. He's not a scrub and wasn't in the game to close out the clock. He's a regular off the bench (averaging over 20 minutes/game). So he should know the "protocol". Wasn't like those 2 points were going to pad his 6.8 ppg average.I'm on the opposite side of this.
1) K-State player going for the steal when Kansas is trying to dribble out the clock in a blowout is bush league.
Any truth to the rumor that this is the AD's wife:Here's a strange one. Michigan point guard Zavier Simpson crashed a car into some kind of pole (type of pole as yet unidentified) at 3am, gave a fake name to the cops, but they recognized him. Turns out the car wasn't his, it belonged to the Michigan AD's wife. This occurred on Jan 26.
The next day Simpson received a 1 game suspension from Juwan Howard for violating team rules. On Wed, Simpson received a traffic citation for driving too fast for conditions.
UConn is one of the best 14-11 AAC teams you will ever see. They lost 2OT games to ranked Xavier and Wichita State, lost a pair of two possession games to ranked Villanova and Houston.....and a bunch of other tight games down the stretch. Watch out for the Huskies in their Conference Tournament as they are going to give some team fits.I went to Memphis-UConn yesterday. Danny Hurley is this close to having it rolling again. The crowd yesterday was like the old days. The passion and intensity he shows on the sidelines is awesome. They've been snakebitten this year with a number of close OT losses. James Bouknight is going to be a star. If Hurley can hit on 1 or 2 more of his top targets the glory days will be back again in the Big East. It sucked to see Akok Akok go down with a torn Achilles yesterday.