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RenoZag
03-12-2016, 05:46 AM
See this link: http://mattsarzsports.com/Schedule/Weekly/basketball201516/18#.VuQpctIrLIU for Times / Network Info

America East Championship
Vermont at Stony Brook

Big Ten Semifinal #1
Michigan vs. Purdue

SEC Semifinal #1
Texas A&M vs. LSU

Atlantic 10 Semifinal #1
Dayton vs. St. Joseph's

American Semi-Final # 1
UConnvs. Temple

Sun Belt Semifinal #1
AR- Little Rock vs. UL-Lafayette

C-USA Championship
Old Dominion vs. Middle Tennessee

SEC Semifinal #2
Kentucky vs. Georgia

Big Ten Semifinal #2
Michigan St. vs. Maryland

Atlantic 10 Semifinal #2
VCU vs. Davidson

Sun Belt Semifinal #2
UL-Monroe vs. UT Arlington

Big East Championship
Villanova vs. Seton Hall

American Semifinal #2
Tulane vs. Memphis

Mountain West Championship
San Diego St. vs. Fresno St.

Big 12 Championship
Kansas vs. West Virginia

SWAC Championship
Jackson St. vs. Southern

MAC Championship
Akron vs. Buffalo

Big Sky Championship
Weber St. vs. Montana

ACC Championship
North Carolina vs. Virginia

Southland Championship
Stephen F. Austin vs. TAMU Corpus Christi ( SFA's third straight trip to the NCAA )

Pac-12 Championship
Oregon vs. Utah

WAC Championship
New Mexico St. vs. CS Bakersfield

Big West Championship
Hawai'i vs. Long Beach St.

MEAC Championship
Hampton vs. S. Carolina St

Great line-up of games that will fuel further discussion about seeding, the bubble, and more. . .have a great day !

SageOfZagville
03-12-2016, 07:46 AM
Coach Munson has a chance to get back to the Dance.
I hope they make it.

St Mary's was out last night according to Joey Brackets.
This morning they are in. I really hope the make it as well.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 10:21 AM
Stony Brook punched their ticket. Texas A&M is hammering LSU, hopefully that will knock LSU completely out of Tourney consideration. Maybe A&M has recovered from whatever funk they were suffering thru during the middle of the season.

gonzagafan62
03-12-2016, 10:33 AM
Ben Simmons is garbage.

Go Memphis!

23dpg
03-12-2016, 10:37 AM
LSU is not even an NIT team. But they will of course be in that.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 10:48 AM
Go Memphis!

They would be a definite bid stealer. Might bump St. Mary's out, if you are one of the fans on this board pulling for GU's WCC brethren.

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 11:33 AM
Find myself rooting for Kentucky because Georgia has Mark Fox and Kenny Gaines.

'nuff said.

spike_jr
03-12-2016, 11:47 AM
Find myself rooting for Kentucky because Georgia has Mark Fox and Kenny Gaines.

'nuff said.

I'm trying to figure out if there is a way for both of them to lose. Hard to root for either of them and quite easy to root against both of them!!

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 11:49 AM
St. Joe's beat Dayton. UConn all over Temple early.

It's kinda funny, now that GU has an autobid it's not really that important what their former opponents do, although it could still help for seeding purposes.

jazzdelmar
03-12-2016, 12:21 PM
The Hawk will never die!

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 12:37 PM
Michigan St./Maryland has been back and forth. Spartans mostly in control but the Terps have made several runs. MSU up 8 at the break.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 12:37 PM
Middle Tennessee just punched their ticket. Not their first appearance, but it's been several years.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 12:43 PM
Hampton wins the MEAC. Seems like they had a memorable upset years ago, was that Iowa St.? A #15 over a #2 maybe?

Section 116
03-12-2016, 01:04 PM
Maryland/MSU tied with 8 plus to go!

sittingon50
03-12-2016, 01:22 PM
The Hawk will never die!

Was waiting for that Jazz.

Zags crushed St. Joe's by 52 last year & now they are probably goin' dancin'. Big fan of Coach Martelli.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 01:27 PM
Davidson is getting thumped by VCU.

Nobody wants to score late in this Michigan St./Maryland game. Two good teams, but not very good ball down the stretch. Sparty up 3 w/ 1:14 left.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 01:29 PM
Kentucky pulled away in the 2nd half. Keeps Georgia from possibly being a bid stealer. How many is the SEC gonna get? UK, A&M, South Carolina and...? Nobody else can feel very safe.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 01:40 PM
Sparty survives 64-61.

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 01:46 PM
Michigan State hangs on to beat MD, 64 - 61

DixieZag
03-12-2016, 01:57 PM
Hampton wins the MEAC. Seems like they had a memorable upset years ago, was that Iowa St.? A #15 over a #2 maybe?

I was there. The instant love affair between the Hampton band (so good impossible to not notice during the game) and Boise. One of Wilbon's greatest articles on the whole affair http://mariah95.com/sports/hampton.htm

Section 116
03-12-2016, 02:05 PM
Seton Hall up 6 over Villanova; 7 mins left first half

jazzdelmar
03-12-2016, 02:46 PM
Setonia looking good. All NYC kids.

ZagaZags
03-12-2016, 02:52 PM
Mountain West Championship
San Diego St. 36 Fresno St 33

1:01 1st

Game is on CBS.

23dpg
03-12-2016, 02:55 PM
Kansas and WV in a good one. I expect the Mountaineers to fade and lose by 7.

ZagaZags
03-12-2016, 02:57 PM
Mountain West Championship
San Diego St. 36 Fresno St 39

Half.

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 03:19 PM
Nova 50
Seton Hall 55

7:22 to go

DixieZag
03-12-2016, 03:28 PM
Nova 50
Seton Hall 55

7:22 to go

Both of those teams look real good to me.

jazzdelmar
03-12-2016, 03:42 PM
NYC point guard.

23dpg
03-12-2016, 03:43 PM
Nova just got hacked down low, no call. SH up 1 with 3 seconds left at the line

Section 116
03-12-2016, 03:45 PM
The Hall!!!

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 03:45 PM
SETON HALL !!

Terrific game, enjoyed the Gus Johnson call too.

23dpg
03-12-2016, 03:46 PM
Seton Hall wins by 2. Jay Wright was amazing with keeping his composure at the no call. I thought it was an obvious foul, but even if it wasn't, most coaches would have blown a gasket. He barely flinched.

zagzilla
03-12-2016, 03:49 PM
Huggie Bear's team getting beaten by Kansas. Zags would struggle with both.

Mounties a possible #2 seed that could be lurking in the second round if we get a 10

WVU hard nosed on D and Devin Williams would give Domas a handful.

Kansas just looks elite with Perry Ellis.

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 03:53 PM
Mountain West Championship
San Diego St. 36 Fresno St 39

Half.

FSU 59
SDSU 60

4:13 remaining ( On CBS )

DixieZag
03-12-2016, 03:56 PM
Seton Hall wins by 2. Jay Wright was amazing with keeping his composure at the no call. I thought it was an obvious foul, but even if it wasn't, most coaches would have blown a gasket. He barely flinched.

Agree with all. I don't think there's anyone alive who wouldn't think that was a pretty serious foul. They say "let the kids decide the game" but when a kid decides it by fouling then I think a ref has to call it. But, agree, amazing coach just kept it in. Maybe cost them a number one seed. Maybe not. It's such a weird year.

Speaking of weird years. MWC - SDSU v. Fresno State???? Jazz, all that talent and SDSU struggling with Fresno? And, all that previously decent bb and now a one bid league?

jazzdelmar
03-12-2016, 04:00 PM
Agree with all. I don't think there's anyone alive who wouldn't think that was a pretty serious foul. They say "let the kids decide the game" but when a kid decides it by fouling then I think a ref has to call it. But, agree, amazing coach just kept it in. Maybe cost them a number one seed. Maybe not. It's such a weird year.

Speaking of weird years. MWC - SDSU v. Fresno State???? Jazz, all that talent and SDSU struggling with Fresno? And, all that previously decent bb and now a one bid league?

All mutts. Kids they stole from Zags stink. They did us a favor.

23dpg
03-12-2016, 04:10 PM
Fresno State up 5 with 7 seconds left. Is SD St. really out if they lose? Kinda looks like it.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 04:10 PM
Marvelle Harris from Fresno St. is a stud. They gave Arizona a pretty good game in OOC. It is perplexing what's happened to the MWC. Used to be 4-5 bids each year, now maybe only 1? Boise St. this year was a fairly big disappointment I'd say.

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 04:10 PM
Bulldogs beat the Aztecs.

Looks like KU will easily dispatch WVU

ZagaZags
03-12-2016, 04:10 PM
SDSU's March Madness dreams are probably crushed this season. Nice game for Fresno State today.

Fresno State 68

SDSU 63

Final

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 04:11 PM
I'm sure Jazz won't be shedding a tear for Coach Fisher or SDSU.

kyle dixon
03-12-2016, 04:29 PM
SMC will be out. Bennett needs to look at his coaching dept and scheduling. This is now three times he has been on the bubble and will be out. Unfortunate stuff but a reality...

ZagaZags
03-12-2016, 04:30 PM
SWAC Championship
Jackson St. vs. Southern

This was a crazy final minute and half. Southern puts on their dancing shoes.

Jackson St 53

Southern 54

23dpg
03-12-2016, 04:31 PM
Kansas wins by ten.

23dpg
03-12-2016, 04:32 PM
SMC will be out. Bennett needs to look at his coaching dept and scheduling. This is now three times he has been on the bubble and will be out. Unfortunate stuff but a reality...

Lunardi is posting SD St as his last team in and SMC as his first team out. He did say that he'll look at it more closely later tonight.

DixieZag
03-12-2016, 04:38 PM
Who do we think between UVA and UNC - Jazz?

I think UNC is the best team in the country not named Kansas, but UVA's defense can be so tough in big pressure games.

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 04:46 PM
Lunardi has moved San Diego St into the "last four in" category at the expense of SMC. Gaels aren't getting much love from the Mother Ship today. Dan Dokich was bagging 'em earlier in the day.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 04:46 PM
Memphis cruised today, will meet UConn in the AAC final tomorrow. UConn is probably in at this point, beating Memphis would preserve one more slot for a bubble hopeful.

How many teams from the AAC are gonna get in? Cincy, Tulsa, Temple all gotta be fairly nervous. Could it possibly be a 1 bid league this year?

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 04:48 PM
Lunardi has moved San Diego St into the "last four in" category at the expense of SMC. Gaels aren't getting much love from the Mother Ship today. Dan Dokich was bagging 'em earlier in the day.

There's been a lot of lobbying by the ESPN talking heads on Michigan's behalf today. True colors are coming out, they are definitely pulling for the power conference teams over teams like SMC and Monmouth. That being said, the Gaels have to look at their scheduling. As a previous poster mentioned, several times recently they've had a Tourney quality team and been left out. They don't seem to have learned the lesson yet...

DixieZag
03-12-2016, 04:57 PM
I think it is very obvious we would not have gotten in - all the BPI stuff be damned. Especially now with spots disappearing. So many No. 1 conference seeds losing tournaments.

Unbiased
03-12-2016, 05:07 PM
SMC will be out. Bennett needs to look at his coaching dept and scheduling. This is now three times he has been on the bubble and will be out. Unfortunate stuff but a reality...

I bet St. Mary's is in.

Rangerzag
03-12-2016, 05:07 PM
SMC will be out. Bennett needs to look at his coaching dept and scheduling. This is now three times he has been on the bubble and will be out. Unfortunate stuff but a reality...


While lots of years I would agree with you, this year SMC started with a very green crew. I can see not scheduling those kids tough games.

In return, that leaves them still with no room for tears if left out.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 05:29 PM
Buffalo beat Akron by 3 in the MAC final. Akron won 26 games this year but I don't think they're anywhere close to being on the bubble. Valpo had a really good year but is probably out. If SMC doesn't make it, there are other teams across the country in a similar position. Maybe Monmouth, too, who actually had some good OOC wins.

Buffalo going Dancing for the 2nd year in a row, while their former coach was busy getting his butt handed to him in the Pac 12 at ASU and won't be seeing any post season this year.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 05:44 PM
Stony Brook punched their ticket.

Their leading scorer had 43 on 18-22 FG shooting. 10 boards too. Not a bad day.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 05:45 PM
UNC-UVa tied at 28 at the half. Tony Bennett's crew definitely getting the pace where they want it.

Nevada Don
03-12-2016, 05:56 PM
While lots of years I would agree with you, this year SMC started with a very green crew. I can see not scheduling those kids tough games.

In return, that leaves them still with no room for tears if left out.

This Donald, agrees with you and kyle dixon too (previous years). I don't think RB had any clue that this team would play as well as they did at this stage. "If" RB is going to do "an OOC shuffle", next year and the year after would be great timing. Cal's Coach Martin has indicated that they will sign a home and away but I heard that Cal might want that the "away" not be McKeon. We'll see if they can work it out. We will have Stanford and I'm guessing some quality tournament.

I hope that teams won't be so reticent to play us going forward because of 1) McKeon and 2) the quality of the current team going forward.

ps What California team has the "best win/loss record" over the last 10 years ? You guessed it.
pss no fair questioning our competition as it would detract from this stat :D

DixieZag
03-12-2016, 06:09 PM
This Donald, agrees with you and kyle dixon too (previous years). I don't think RB had any clue that this team would play as well as they did at this stage. "If" RB is going to do "an OOC shuffle", next year and the year after would be great timing. Cal's Coach Martin has indicated that they will sign a home and away but I heard that Cal might want that the "away" not be McKeon. We'll see if they can work it out. We will have Stanford and I'm guessing some quality tournament.

I hope that teams won't be so reticent to play us going forward because of 1) McKeon and 2) the quality of the current team going forward.

ps What California team has the "best win/loss record" over the last 10 years ? You guessed it.
pss no fair questioning our competition as it would detract from this stat :D

It is certainly not ideal to have that away game not be on campus, say if they required that game be "away" in Oakland or down in SJ. But, if it is the only way to do it, you've got to do it. Gotta start somewhere and you're too good for most teams to want to play anywhere but at their place.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 06:23 PM
Montana-Weber St. going down to the wire. The Griz down 1, have possession, 2:03 left.

DixieZag
03-12-2016, 06:27 PM
UVA v. UNC - such good stuff. High level ball.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 06:29 PM
ps What California team has the "best win/loss record" over the last 10 years ? You guessed it.


Different statistic, but San Diego St. had a LONG winning streak against other schools from the State of California, including routinely cleaning the Pac 12 schools' clocks. I think it lasted for 3 years or more.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 06:34 PM
Montana misses a desperation 3 for the tie, Weber St. going Dancing.

Carolina starting to pull away from UVa.

Nevada Don
03-12-2016, 06:44 PM
Different statistic, but San Diego St. had a LONG winning streak against other schools from the State of California, including routinely cleaning the Pac 12 schools' clocks. I think it lasted for 3 years or more.

Agree. But glad that SDSU has fallen a little the last few years. Seems like Fresno came out of no where. SMC used to play "those Bulldogs" occasionally.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 06:47 PM
Agree. But glad that SDSU has fallen a little the last few years. Seems like Fresno came out of no where. SMC used to play "those Bulldogs" occasionally.

I looked it up, the streak reached 47 games and started some time in 2009 and was snapped early in 2015 (Fresno St. got them).

I saw Fresno St. play fairly early this year against Arizona, I thought they looked really good. I thought they could challenge for the Mountain West regular season crown. They had a few stumbles during the season, but won a big one today.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 06:48 PM
Carolina was up 9, but 2 quick 3's and it's down to 3.

Scratch that, back up to 5. Carolina gets a D board, 21.3 seconds left.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 06:53 PM
Oregon running away from Utah most of the way thru the 1st half--31-15.

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 06:55 PM
UNC 61
UVA 57

Good game. Ol' Roy's club can play some D

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 06:55 PM
Carolina beats UVa. Won the regular season and conference tourney. Gonna be kinda hard to deny them a #1 seed now.

kyle dixon
03-12-2016, 06:55 PM
they could be...

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 06:57 PM
they could be...

Yeah. They haven't been getting projected that high, but if they win today, especially if they blow out Utah...

Kansas is a lock for a #1. Probably UNC now as well. Villanova might've cost themselves today. Somebody has to get the other #1 seeds. If Michigan St. beats Purdue tomorrow they probably have a good case for it.

23dpg
03-12-2016, 07:35 PM
Oregon 60
Utah 30

1130 left

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 08:00 PM
Ducks 88, Utes 57. . .

DixieZag
03-12-2016, 08:25 PM
Ducks 88, Utes 57. . .

WTH?

How did that happen?

I thought the Utes were strong, Oregon not so?

MJ777
03-12-2016, 08:31 PM
Buffalo beat Akron by 3 in the MAC final. Akron won 26 games this year but I don't think they're anywhere close to being on the bubble. Valpo had a really good year but is probably out. If SMC doesn't make it, there are other teams across the country in a similar position. Maybe Monmouth, too, who actually had some good OOC wins.

Buffalo going Dancing for the 2nd year in a row, while their former coach was busy getting his butt handed to him in the Pac 12 at ASU and won't be seeing any post season this year.

I would like to see SMC make the tournament, but if the committee bypasses Monmouth for the Gaels that will send the message that you really don't have to challenge yourself out of conference to make it into the tourney. FWIW: I don't consider losing to Pepperdine a bad loss. SDSU lost to USD, Grand Canyon U and to some directional like school, so I would put both Monmouth and SMC in over them even though the Aztecs did play Cal (W), Utah (L), WVU (L) and Kansas (L).

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 08:44 PM
WTH?

How did that happen?

I thought the Utes were strong, Oregon not so?

For starters, Utah committed 20 turnovers. . .

MJ777
03-12-2016, 08:46 PM
WAC: CSU Bakersfield 51-49 over NMSU 3:50 to go (ESPNU)

Big West: Hawaii 31 LBSU 25 at the Half (ESPN2).

MJ777
03-12-2016, 09:01 PM
#2 Seed CSU-Bakersfield beats the 1 Seed NMSU 57-54 on a buzzer beater 3. It is Bakersfield's first trip to the Big Dance.

MJ777
03-12-2016, 09:03 PM
Hawaii pulling away a bit, 44-34 with 13 to go.

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 09:04 PM
CSU - Bakersfield is going to the Big Dance

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 09:04 PM
WTH?

How did that happen?

I thought the Utes were strong, Oregon not so?

It is a surprising score, but Oregon did win the Pac 12 regular season, so not sure where you'd get that Oregon wasn't a good team this year. That actually makes me feel quite a bit better about Arizona. They were down to Oregon by 15 at the half, but battled back and forced OT rather than folding like a cheap suit like the Utes apparently did.

DixieZag
03-12-2016, 09:12 PM
It is a surprising score, but Oregon did win the Pac 12 regular season, so not sure where you'd get that Oregon wasn't a good team this year. That actually makes me feel quite a bit better about Arizona. They were down to Oregon by 15 at the half, but battled back and forced OT rather than folding like a cheap suit like the Utes apparently did.

Admittedly, I have not watched or followed much Pac BB, if I recall Oregon started the year slow, but more to the point of my post was the Utes, who I thought could stick with just about anybody, at least not being blown out like that, Interesting and thx for response.

23dpg
03-12-2016, 09:14 PM
Nice comeback by Long Beach

Down 49-47

MJ777
03-12-2016, 09:14 PM
#3 Seed LBSU making a comeback, 49-47 with 8:42 to go against the 1 Seed.

MJ777
03-12-2016, 09:17 PM
I think I just heard that 20 conferences so far would not be sending their #1 Conference tournament seed to the NCAA tournament as the auto bid winner. Wow!

MJ777
03-12-2016, 09:30 PM
Different statistic, but San Diego St. had a LONG winning streak against other schools from the State of California, including routinely cleaning the Pac 12 schools' clocks. I think it lasted for 3 years or more.

A different different statistic that was interesting was that they had won 164 games in a row that they led at the 5 minute mark. That streak was broken a couple of weeks back when BSU beat the Aztecs after SDSU missed 7 straight FTs in the final minute(s). I saw that the stat popped up on the scroll bar during the game today that they had won 167 of 168 (or something like that) when leading at the 5 minute mark. It appeared right after Fresno had taken the lead with 5:02 left.

MJ777
03-12-2016, 09:30 PM
Tied at 56 3:41 to go

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 09:37 PM
Admittedly, I have not watched or followed much Pac BB, if I recall Oregon started the year slow, but more to the point of my post was the Utes, who I thought could stick with just about anybody, at least not being blown out like that, Interesting and thx for response.

Yeah, Oregon has been pretty under the radar all season. Honestly I can't even remember what they did in OOC, but they've been solid throughout conference play. They've got the small ball thing going. One legit big/shot blocker, the rest of the team is athletic wing guys that can shoot and drive. They are a handful to try to defend. They also hit the offensive glass fairly well.

Your point is well taken though, that's gotta be disappointing for Utah that they just didn't compete at all, and you wouldn't expect a good team to get beaten that badly.

edited--Okay, I had to look it up. Oregon beat Baylor, Valpo, Fresno St., UC-Irvine, Long Beach St., Alabama. Lost to UNLV and Boise St. Not bad but not great.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 09:38 PM
This Big West championship has been a fun game. Lots of exciting ball today.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 09:43 PM
Beach got a good look for a go-ahead 3, but wouldn't go in. Looks like Hawaii ball w/ 1 second left, but they are reviewing it. 'Bows up 2.

MJ777
03-12-2016, 09:48 PM
A #1 Survives and Advances. HI 64-60.

seacatfan
03-12-2016, 09:49 PM
Hawaii wins 64-60. First Tourney appearance since 2002. Rookie head coach, only 33 years old.

RenoZag
03-12-2016, 09:51 PM
And the roar of the crowd fades away. . .good night

sittingon50
03-12-2016, 09:53 PM
Hawaii wins 64-60. First Tourney appearance since 2002. Rookie head coach, only 33 years old.

SMC's top Asst. last year.

MJ777
03-12-2016, 10:01 PM
SMC's top Asst. last year.

So in a way SMC did beat Gonzaga to get to the tourney.

Zags11
03-12-2016, 10:52 PM
So in a way SMC did beat Gonzaga to get to the tourney.

Well played.

maynard g krebs
03-12-2016, 11:50 PM
Admittedly, I have not watched or followed much Pac BB, if I recall Oregon started the year slow, but more to the point of my post was the Utes, who I thought could stick with just about anybody, at least not being blown out like that, Interesting and thx for response.

As you know, Ducks are my "other" team. Beat Baylor, Valpo at home, won at Alabama. Road losses at UNLV before they tanked, and by 2 at Boise, both without Tyler Dorsey and Jordan Bell, 2 of their 7 man rotation. A few other decent wins in noncon, teams like Irvine.
Were 10-2 in nonconf. (and now have a top 5 SOS overall) while integrating 3 new starters and playing w/ o Bell, their backup big, and shotblocking school record holder from his fr year.

They've beaten Utah 3 times now, incl. at Utah. Just one of those matchup things. I was really rooting for Utah over cal Fri. night, as Cal is a really difficult matchup for the Ducks; long, deep, and athletic w/ multiple 7 footers who can jump and block the Ducks' drives. Ducks harassed and flustered Utah into those turnovers, and made 11/22 3's, which is not their strength, and things snowballed. I think if they had to play Cal instead, it's a 50/50 game at best; just a matter of who's hitting their shots.

Also, every year, Oregon has started the year w/ a lot of new players; Kent left the cupboard bare, then the scandal 2 years ago. And every year the Ducks have finished the year about 3-5 spots higher in the standings than projected (picked 4th this yr), and are playing a lot better by Feb. I heard this on the telecast and just looked it up; the last 3 years combined, after Valentine's Day the last 3 years they are 23-2 in conference w/ the 2 losses in the semi's and final of the tourney the previous 2 yrs.

GonzagasaurusFlex
03-13-2016, 06:47 AM
I am hoping Oregon gets the #1 seed out West, which they deserve after Villanova and UVA lost, and Zags are the #9 seed out West setting up a Zags vs Ducks matchup in round 2. Ducks may be too athletic for Zags, but can they deal with Sabonis?

seacatfan
03-13-2016, 11:40 AM
I am hoping Oregon gets the #1 seed out West, which they deserve after Villanova and UVA lost, and Zags are the #9 seed out West setting up a Zags vs Ducks matchup in round 2. Ducks may be too athletic for Zags, but can they deal with Sabonis?

Sabonis is a load for anyone to deal with. As mentioned Bell is a really good shot blocker, might bother Sabonis somewhat. Boucher is skinny as a reed but really long, he might bother some Zags' shots as well.

I know Zags perimeter D has been solid this year, but trying to guard Brooks, Dorsey, Cook and Benjamin is a headache. All can hit 3's and all can put it on the floor and drive. Wiltjer would probably get stuck guarding Cook quite a bit and that matchup would not go well.