2022 Final Four game thread

mauf

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I think it’s Kansas over UNC in the final
 

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I think it’s Kansas over Duke. Should be an exciting Final 4 either way.
I’ll take anything but UNC over Duke. Dad went to Duke. His sister went to UNC. Her husband went to Duke. Their son went to UNC. It’s been a tense week around here.
 

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I’m terrified, but this is happening. No stopping it. Fetal position for 2 hours.
Yup I’m right there too. I guess i thought leaving Duke and getting back to Hawaii on Thursday would help the terror but it’s all the same. Can’t decide if I should watch alone at home or in a public place to manage the emotions of this one.
 

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Yup I’m right there too. I guess i thought leaving Duke and getting back to Hawaii on Thursday would help the terror but it’s all the same. Can’t decide if I should watch alone at home or in a public place to manage the emotions of this one.
I’ve barely cared at all in the last 5-10 years. Until the end of this year with K. Now this is like Armageddon. Wish I could have been able to enjoy this week but I haven’t.
 

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I'm predicting Kansas over Nova by 10-plus. Jay works magic, but not having Justin Moore with a team that isn't deep to begin with is a problem.

For the 2nd game, I believe that Duke will get out to a big lead and UNC will make it close at the end. Duke by 6.
 

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If we’re talking dream scenario…

Duke down by three in the final seconds with the ball. UNC steals the ball to seal the game right by the Duke bench and Coach K goes all Woody Hayes on him as his final act.

A guy can dream, can’t he?
 

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This is not a good telecast, not sure if it's the limitations of the Superdome or something else. The court looks like it's about 40 feet wide instead of 50. The lane looks like it's the same width as when George Mikan played.
 

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Once upon a time Nova somehow beat the Trae Young Sooners by like 40 in the Final Four.

They are getting their comeuppance tonight.
 

mauf

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This is not a good telecast, not sure if it's the limitations of the Superdome or something else. The court looks like it's about 40 feet wide instead of 50. The lane looks like it's the same width as when George Mikan played.
I think the camera is at a different angle to the floor than usual, and probably at a greater distance. The NCAA prioritizes allowing as many people as possible to watch in person, and I can’t say that’s wrong, but the dome experience on TV isn’t great.
 

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I think the camera is at a different angle to the floor than usual, and probably at a greater distance. The NCAA prioritizes allowing as many people as possible to watch in person, and I can’t say that’s wrong, but the dome experience on TV isn’t great.
I saw the 1982 FF in that arena and my recollection is that the court was closer to one side of the fixed stands than the other side. This time it looks like it's dab smack in the middle and they put a bunch of low rising temporary seats in the place.
Sat in the upper deck for 2 out of the 3 games. What was strange was it was so far away from the court you couldn't hear the ball bounce.
 

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KU is clearly the better team, but this is still a game if they’re 4/10 from 3 rather than 7/10. The looks haven’t been *that* good.
The tides are turning. Suddenly, Kansas is playing tight and Nova has gained a ton of confidence in getting stops. I still think Kansas wins as they have too many matchup advantages to go to but this could be a barn burner.
 

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The dagger. Villanova really is playing hard but I'll give Kansas credit, they are going right at it on every possession.
 

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The game Wright wants them to play us excruciatingly slow and boring it makes it impossible for me to cheer for nova
Weight is genius for not having them lose by 30 today. Preventing Kansas from the fast break is 100% the right move. If Kansas shoots like that, they can’t be beat.
After today, I’m convinced that Wright is the best coach in basketball.
no clue why Self didn’t go to McCormick more oftenas Nova is basically playing 6 deep.
 

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Weight is genius for not having them lose by 30 today. Preventing Kansas from the fast break is 100% the right move. If Kansas shoots like that, they can’t be beat.
After today, I’m convinced that Wright is the best coach in basketball.
no clue why Self didn’t go to McCormick more oftenas Nova is basically playing 6 deep.
His team is non competitive and he’s the best coach? Ok I guess