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CDC84
04-01-2016, 11:25 AM
Both games are on TBS:

3:09pm PT = (2) Villanova (2) Oklahoma
5:49pm PT = (10) Syracuse (1) North Carolina

Who wins and why? I am pretty sure that North Carolina is going to beat Syracuse. I know that OU blasted Nova earlier this year, but the game was played on a military base thousands of miles away. Nova just coughed up a fur ball. I don't believe OU will win if it just becomes the "Buddy Show." Other guys are going to have to step up because Nova is playing so well right now and with great discipline. I'm not sure if OU would be in the final 4 if they had played in any other region besides the west. The west was terribly weak.

TexasZagFan
04-01-2016, 11:58 AM
Rooting for OU, for Spengler and my BIL.

UNC/Syracuse tiff to decide "best ethically challenged basketball program". SMU and Louisville withdrew from this year's tournament. As long as UL has Pitino, they're always in the conversation.

cbbfanatic
04-01-2016, 12:51 PM
i expect UNC to beat Syracuse comfortably

The other game should be more interesting. Two jump-shooting teams in a cavernous dome. I think OU is a it more reliant on shots falling but has the best overall player in the game. VU has the best big man in the game in Ochefu, and is probably a slightly better defensive team. Nova favored by 2 makes sense. Simplistically, i think it comes down to which team adjusts and shoots the ball better, with the ability to control the ball and limit turnovers being another big key --- if shots arent falling, the team that better gets out in transition and isnt as reliant on half court execution should move on

i dont like either of their chances against UNC on monday, assuming they do advance

GonzagasaurusFlex
04-01-2016, 01:24 PM
I think we will see an old school Big East game between Syracuse and Villanova for the title on Monday night.

'Cuse is on a roll with no expectations or pressure. They lost to UNC by 11 in the Carrier Dome and by 5 at Chapel Hill..they will not lose a third time as the Tar Heels will feel the pressure of expectations and cave.

Villanova just looked like a team of destiny vs Kansas. Seemed like they believed they would win the game and always made big shots or defensive stops when needed. The fact they beat Kansas tells me a LOT about Villanova. They will beat Oklahoma.

gonzagafan62
04-01-2016, 08:30 PM
Cuse vs Oklahoma

MJ777
04-01-2016, 09:42 PM
They are playing in a dome with bad shooting sight lines. Whichever teams can shoot the best from the outside should advance to the final. OU vs. VU should be interesting like cbbfanatic said.

CDC84
04-01-2016, 10:39 PM
They are playing in a dome with bad shooting sight lines.

Especially the dome they will be playing at. We all remember last year's sweet 16 at Reliant Stadium. There is a track record of bad shooting percentages in that building compared to other domes.

23dpg
04-02-2016, 09:31 AM
I badly want the winner of Oklahoma/Villanova to win it all.

DixieZag
04-02-2016, 03:04 PM
My god the opening is horrible. I realize that CBS wants this to be their Super Bowl, but could they retain a shred of dignity?

Zagceo
04-02-2016, 03:07 PM
The 3D graphics on the court are used by some pro team like bulls and Cavs.......I like it.

MDABE80
04-02-2016, 03:08 PM
Nova over OK
UNC over Cuse.
Final? UNC.

Zagceo
04-02-2016, 03:11 PM
The lighting is distracting......it's a reflection from the projection screen over head and to much yellow and shadows.

mtzaga
04-02-2016, 03:14 PM
The lighting is distracting......it's a reflection from the projection screen over head and to much yellow and shadows.

I wondered what that was. It's bad.

DixieZag
04-02-2016, 03:20 PM
The 3D graphics on the court are used by some pro team like bulls and Cavs.......I like it.

Yes, I know. That's why I was a little turned off since theoretically it's still supposed to be "NCAA" - but maybe I'm just getting to be the old guy yelling at clouds.

If you want to see the coolest version, and I think where it all began, cannot beat this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSCx2DldWfo

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 04:02 PM
Good for Nova. I'm done hearing about Buddy Hield.

All the CBS analysts are on a first name basis with "Buddy."

23dpg
04-02-2016, 04:08 PM
Love Buddy but I catch your drift. The media just latches on to a story.
But I still love his game and expect it will translate to the NBA.

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 04:11 PM
Love Buddy but I catch your drift. The media just latches on to a story.
But I still love his game and expect it will translate to the NBA.

Nothing to do with the kid. Even Reggie was saying how "Buddy" can pull game out. CBS is like the Oklahoma home broadcasting crew. Sad. Football $$$$$$$$.

sage
04-02-2016, 04:12 PM
Good for Nova. I'm done hearing about Buddy Hield.

All the CBS analysts are on a first name basis with "Buddy."

+12 or 13..... Really tired of one name, ALL the time.

Zagceo
04-02-2016, 04:13 PM
Maybe right jazz......but could be about keeping eyeballs on current game. Keep hope alive

MJ777
04-02-2016, 04:13 PM
+12 or 13..... Really tired of one name, ALL the time.

Yeah, what about GU transfer Spangler??????

23dpg
04-02-2016, 04:16 PM
Sooners can't buy a basket.
Six good shots there.

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 04:22 PM
Sooners on the way back. Brace for 48 more hours of "My friend Buddy."

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 04:34 PM
Nantz doesn't k ow which way to go. Hang crepe or coronate Nova. Fun watching CBS twitch.

sage
04-02-2016, 04:37 PM
Yeah, what about GU transfer Spangler??????

He's a transfer...out. Good kid, but no longer a Zag.

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 04:37 PM
That's coaching balls.

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 04:40 PM
The crooks in blue are arriving.

MJ777
04-02-2016, 04:47 PM
Nova over OK
UNC over Cuse.
Final? UNC.

Nice call on the first game. OU down 31, WoW!

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 04:48 PM
Bye Bye Buddy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t3cBTb3xPc

cbbfanatic
04-02-2016, 04:48 PM
Was wrong about this one being interesting

Complete boat race

MJ777
04-02-2016, 04:51 PM
And some people were hoping GU would be put in Villanova's region if they were the 1 seed and Zags had to head East. I hope Villanova can beat UNC/Syracuse and win a championship.

MJ777
04-02-2016, 04:56 PM
Are they going to double up Oklahoma? 79-41. 25 point run......

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 04:56 PM
40 pt lead starters in? Somebody wake up Jay.

MDABE80
04-02-2016, 05:01 PM
Yep....5 min left. Time for the starters to exit.

MJ777
04-02-2016, 05:01 PM
Yep....5 min left. Time for the starters to exit.

Call off the Cats.

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 05:10 PM
Hey Nantz, buddy had a bad game, he didn't freaking die.

scott257
04-02-2016, 05:15 PM
Buddy had the same problem we had. It is hard to hit the three in that place. Of course the NCAA just wants to sell tickets, they don't care how that place impacts the game.

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 05:17 PM
Nantz said Nova was in the 1971 game. Not quite true. They were disqualified.

UCLA, coached by John Wooden, won the national title with a 68-62 victory in the final game over Villanova, coached by Jack Kraft. Howard Porter of Villanova was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. However, Villanova was disqualified after the tournament for having an ineligible player, Howard Porter, who had signed with an agent prior to the tournament. Having lost to undefeated, second-ranked Penn (coached by Dick Harter) twice before, Porter did not think they would make past the regionals where third-ranked South Carolin

23dpg
04-02-2016, 05:18 PM
Nova shot the lights out. I hope they saved a little for Monday.

CDC84
04-02-2016, 05:21 PM
So much for the historically bad shooting percentages in that stadium. Villanova bumped up the numbers quite a bit.

ValencyLovesZagsInAtlanta
04-02-2016, 05:22 PM
WOW...........I never saw anything like that in a big NCAA Tournament game. After that performance it seems like Nova is destined. They are so dialed in its scary.

ValencyLovesZagsInAtlanta
04-02-2016, 05:25 PM
40 pt lead starters in? Somebody wake up Jay.


I totally agree......but the idea might have been not to relax. The starters going to the bench up 40 might have softened them for the CROOKS in BLUE as you say! No smiling and fun allowed until we win the National Championship? Crazy....

kitzbuel
04-02-2016, 05:40 PM
Nantz said Nova was in the 1971 game. Not quite true. They were disqualified.

UCLA, coached by John Wooden, won the national title with a 68-62 victory in the final game over Villanova, coached by Jack Kraft. Howard Porter of Villanova was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. However, Villanova was disqualified after the tournament for having an ineligible player, Howard Porter, who had signed with an agent prior to the tournament. Having lost to undefeated, second-ranked Penn (coached by Dick Harter) twice before, Porter did not think they would make past the regionals where third-ranked South Carolin
Sorry my friend, I was three

And yes, I am old enough to have retired from the Army, too.

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CDC84
04-02-2016, 05:43 PM
Hopefully Syracuse's appearance in this year's final 4 will finally put an end to the practice of self-imposed postseason bans. The NCAA needs to step up and put an end to it.

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 05:50 PM
Sorry my friend, I was three

And yes, I am old enough to have retired from the Army, too.

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Honorably? JK

kitzbuel
04-02-2016, 05:52 PM
Honorably? JK
Retire. Not just separate, retire. A whole career. A long, long time. Years and years.

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Zagceo
04-02-2016, 06:16 PM
Anyone notice difference in lighting on floor from first game?

or is the libation sparking my rumination center?

willandi
04-02-2016, 06:19 PM
There is basketball on today? Why?

KStyles
04-02-2016, 06:39 PM
Anyone notice difference in lighting on floor from first game?

or is the libation sparking my rumination center?


They turned off the ribbons during a media timeout in the first game.

Video of the NRG Stadium staff turning it off is here: http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/stadium-blacks-out-ribbon-boards-to-fix-horrific-tbs-gl-1768709962

DixieZag
04-02-2016, 06:40 PM
WOW...........I never saw anything like that in a big NCAA Tournament game. After that performance it seems like Nova is destined. They are so dialed in its scary.

Nova would be destined except it's Syracuse that is destined, despite being down 10 as I write this. Remember, any team that beats GU after the SS is destined to win the NC.

DixieZag
04-02-2016, 06:41 PM
They turned off the ribbons during a media timeout in the first game.

Video of the NRG Stadium staff turning it off is here: http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/stadium-blacks-out-ribbon-boards-to-fix-horrific-tbs-gl-1768709962

Does that mean they never tried it beforehand? Ridiculous. That was horrible.

Zagceo
04-02-2016, 06:45 PM
They turned off the ribbons during a media timeout in the first game.

Video of the NRG Stadium staff turning it off is here: http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/stadium-blacks-out-ribbon-boards-to-fix-horrific-tbs-gl-1768709962

Thanks I left at half …..didn't see second half.

ValencyLovesZagsInAtlanta
04-02-2016, 06:51 PM
Nova would be destined except it's Syracuse that is destined, despite being down 10 as I write this. Remember, any team that beats GU after the SS is destined to win the NC.

Maybe we will make the Final4 next year! Why not! :)

I think the eye test tells me Nova is gonna smash UNC. hmmmmmmm

gonzagafan62
04-02-2016, 06:54 PM
Playing in Houston is like playing basketball on skates. This has been pathetic

MJ777
04-02-2016, 07:03 PM
Is Syracuse 3 for 10 on FTs? Does the Dome effect FT shooting too? Or can they only make them when an opposing fan or cheerleader is squealing like a seagull?

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 07:10 PM
Two stinkers. Congrats CBS.

Isn't it time for Bow-hyms vaunted press?

jazzdelmar
04-02-2016, 07:34 PM
Looks like the North Carolina Phony Courses will beat the Syracuse Extra Benefits.

MJ777
04-02-2016, 07:46 PM
Empty the benches.

ZagNative
04-02-2016, 07:56 PM
Looks like the North Carolina Phony Courses will beat the Syracuse Extra Benefits.:lmao:

my first belly laugh of the day....

Zagceo
04-02-2016, 08:03 PM
Syracuse vs Zags 14-16 FT

Vs Tar Heels 4-13 FT

KStyles
04-02-2016, 08:05 PM
Playing in Houston is like playing basketball on skates. This has been pathetic

What's the difference from Indy? Shooting percentages 71, 53, 48, 31 (Houston, Texas) vs 48, 48, 56, 39 (Indianapolis, Indiana).

Seems like the Gonzaga collapses in the tournament argument: a story that carries on.

Zagceo
04-02-2016, 08:08 PM
Playing in Houston is like playing basketball on skates. This has been pathetic

next year Glendale dome.....it is what it is

cbbfanatic
04-02-2016, 08:52 PM
next year Glendale dome.....it is what it is

Putting the cart ahead of the horse a bit?

Gotta get there first, then worry about a dome

MJ777
04-02-2016, 09:50 PM
Syracuse vs Zags 14-16 FT

Vs Tar Heels 4-13 FT

That is very maddening. On the other hand the Zags clearly would have won the West bracket. Zags beat SH by 16 who beat Villanova by 2 who beat Oklahoma by 44. GU would have beaten Oklahoma by 62. That is unless they had to play Texas A&M first.

KStyles
04-02-2016, 10:04 PM
That is very maddening. On the other hand the Zags clearly would have won the West bracket. Zags beat SH by 16 who beat Villanova by 2 who beat Oklahoma by 44. GU would have beaten Oklahoma by 62. That is unless they had to play Texas A&M first.

GU lost to Cuse who lost to UW who lost to Pitt who GU had a cancelled game with.

Who knows.

Edit: UW means Wisconsin-Madison

gonzagafan62
04-02-2016, 10:12 PM
GU lost to Cuse who lost to UW who lost to Pitt who GU had a cancelled game with.

Who knows.

Edit: UW means Wisconsin-Madison

Wish we coulda seen the end of that. Missed class for nothing more than a free Chinese dinner

Zagceo
04-02-2016, 10:42 PM
Putting the cart ahead of the horse a bit?

Gotta get there first, then worry about a dome

Huh?

You believe the game will be moved?

KStyles
04-03-2016, 12:11 AM
Wish we coulda seen the end of that. Missed class for nothing more than a free Chinese dinner

For sure. Waited 6 months for GU ball to get a no contest.

seacatfan
04-03-2016, 02:37 PM
'Nova has been scorching the nets for 3 weeks now, kinda hard to call it a fluke after 5 Tourney games. Playing some good defense too. Carolina will probably be considered the favorite, but this could easily go either way.

This year has been refreshing for me. It's been all about veteran heavy teams that for the most part are lacking guys projected to be real high draft picks. It's been kind of an old school Final 4.