Good thing the BET and hopefully the East Regional are home games then!!Unless PC loses at home to Seton Hall or Xavier loses to Butler at home they will be playing Creighton in their first BET game. Would love to see them beat Nova Saturday night. Still no good road wins. MSG doesn't count.
They let them both play in the 1st half, then in the 2nd half once UConn went up by about 25 they started calling UConn fouls nonstop.Haven't been able to watch -- at work. Why is the foul disparity so significant? Seems like it should be the other way given the flow of the game and how good the Huskies seem to be. Just one of those things?
It was shitty but you just have to hope that it ends up being a positive. Survive and advance. Get a chance to see the press and get a scare? Maybe that's not really a bad thing.Didn’t need this stress after a 26 pt lead. Glad they held on but Jesus man
Like you said, we just had to withstand 5-10 minutes from Providence. Just wasn't the part of the game anyone expected.We are a Jekyll and Hyde team and you saw it all today.
Perhaps we shouldn’t have tried to run out clock with 10 minutes left? Caused us to completely fall out of our offense.
But a win is a win. Kudos to providence for playing to the final buzzer.
I didn't want to do it either, though I did mention it during the game and I agree. In the first half they let both of them play, in general in the other games this tournament they seem to be letting the teams play too. In the second half things started out similarly until UConn went up huge, then the fouls started pouring in. Hard to be objective when you're watching your own team play but, I don't know. It wasn't for a lack of driving, Newton couldn't get a call down there.Seemed to me with at least 8 minutes to go and maybe more we were content with getting the ball up court past their press and then just settling, eating 20+ seconds before starting to set something up quickly.
But maybe my timing was off.
I don’t want to make it about the officials because we had way too many turnovers but I found it odd the team that was pressing all half only had like 2 fouls called on them while we had probably 8 or 9 at one point in the second half. Didn’t seem to jive.
But whatever like I said credit to providence for not giving up. Cooley is a good coach.
I didn’t hate the no timeout. He had Adama open.3 or 4 seed on Sunday I’d say. Disappointed with no timeout before last possessions and Calcaterra 3s on 2 of last 3. Danny’s gotta win a big game in March now. 0-3 in BET semis. 0 ncaa wins. Gotta change next week.
And you know St John’s really should have beaten them on Thursday.Marquette is absolutely ripping Xavier to shreds right now. Xavier was a really good team, this is kind of stunning to me, I'd picked Marquette but not like this. I feel a lot better about last night seeing this.