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RenoZag
03-10-2017, 07:10 AM
Complete Slate: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/schedule/_/date/20170310/group/50

East Carolina v. #12 SMU 9:00 am ESPN2
Michigan v. #13 Purdue 9:00 am ESPN
Davidson v. Dayton 9:00 am NBCSN
Georgia v. #8 UK 10:00 am SEC
Michigan State v. Minnesota 11:00 am ESPN

Indiana v. #24 Wisconsin 3:30 pm BTN
Seton Hall v. #2 Villanova 3:30 pm FS1
Tulsa v. #15 Cinn 4:00 pm ESPNU
Vandy v. # 17 Florida 4:00 pm SEC
#14 Duke v. # 6 UNC 4:00 pm ESPN
TCU v. # 23 Iowa St 4:00 pm ESPN2

Northwestern v. #25 MD 5:55 pm BTN
Cal v. #5 Oregon 6:00 pm
KSU v. #11 West Virg 6:00 pm ESPN2
#22 Notre Dame v. #16 FSU 6:00 pm ESPN
Xavier v. Creighton 6:00 pm FS1
Fresno State v. UNR 7:00 pm CBSSN
#3 UCLA vs. # 7 Arizona 8:30 pm ESPN

jazzdelmar
03-10-2017, 08:12 AM
Dook, Zona and Cal.

LongIslandZagFan
03-10-2017, 08:18 AM
Let's go Cal Bears!

adoptedzag
03-10-2017, 08:35 AM
Dook, Zona and Cal.

Those are who I'll be rooting for, for sure.

gonstu
03-10-2017, 08:53 AM
I'm thinking root for Purdue. Make sure they aren't on the 4-line (but I'm assuming a zags 1-seed which I know is debatable). They've got Swannigan and I'd prefer to have the advantage down low. Boilermakers down 1 at the half to projected 9-seed Wolverines.

adoptedzag
03-10-2017, 09:20 AM
I'm thinking root for Purdue. Make sure they aren't on the 4-line (but I'm assuming a zags 1-seed which I know is debatable). They've got Swannigan and I'd prefer to have the advantage down low. Boilermakers down 1 at the half to projected 9-seed Wolverines.

Watching this game, and I just don't fear Purdue. They're a good team, but PK/ZC have the edge over biggie.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 09:24 AM
A lot of those games aren't exactly inspiring. But Duke-UNC, Florida St.-Notre Dame and Arizona-UCLA are all heavy weight matchups.

gonstu
03-10-2017, 09:35 AM
Watching this game, and I just don't fear Purdue. They're a good team, but PK/ZC have the edge over biggie.

good to know! I have a good feeling about the first two games of the tourney for our zags. I'm beyond eager for the bracket reveal Sunday! Love it when posters here put up links to and excerpts from other teams message boards.

Spokaneer
03-10-2017, 10:10 AM
This Mich / Purdue game has been great. Swanigan would be a tough matchup but overall the Zags frontcourt is better IMO.


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RenoZag
03-10-2017, 10:10 AM
I think SMU is going to have a heckuva Big Dance. . .

Davidson defeats Dayton, 73 - 67. Jack Gibbs with 34 for the Wildcats.

former1dog
03-10-2017, 10:12 AM
Let's go Cal Bears!

Cal let a close game with Oregon get away from them earlier this season, maybe they can get er done tonight?

sittingon50
03-10-2017, 10:19 AM
[QUOTE=RenoZag;1297411]

Davidson defeats Dayton, 73 - 67. OTE]

Not a good result for SMC. Dayton was their biggest win, and loses in the Quarter's.

RenoZag
03-10-2017, 10:46 AM
Must win today/tonight to stay on the board: Georgia (vs. Kentucky), Rhode Island (vs. Bonaventure), Indiana (vs. Wisconsin), TCU (vs. Iowa St), Cal (vs. Oregon) and Houston (vs. UConn).

Joe Lunardi, Senior Writer, ESPN.com

RenoZag
03-10-2017, 12:03 PM
Kentucky handles Georgia 71 - 60.

Mich State 33
Minn 33

14:58 2d

sittingon50
03-10-2017, 01:08 PM
MSU 58
Minny 63

Anyone think there's a chance MSU's consecutive Tourney streak comes to an end, after 19-14 & losing in Quarter's?

U Zig, I Zag
03-10-2017, 01:38 PM
MSU 58
Minny 63

Anyone think there's a chance MSU's consecutive Tourney streak comes to an end, after 19-14 & losing in Quarter's?

Knowing the committee, probably not.

jazzdelmar
03-10-2017, 01:44 PM
Knowing the committee, probably not.

Book it. Izzo and Boheem get in. Fix.

Hoopaholic
03-10-2017, 02:22 PM
MSU 58
Minny 63

Anyone think there's a chance MSU's consecutive Tourney streak comes to an end, after 19-14 & losing in Quarter's?
It should. Not worthy

RenoZag
03-10-2017, 02:41 PM
Anyone think there's a chance MSU's consecutive Tourney streak comes to an end, after 19-14 & losing in Quarter's?


Slim chance they miss the tourney.

I expect Izzo and Boeheim will ride their reputations to a Big Dance Ticket. Would love to see both in "Play In" Games Tuesday or Weds. . .of course, people in Hell want ice water too.

jazzdelmar
03-10-2017, 02:44 PM
I think SMU is going to have a heckuva Big Dance. . .

Davidson defeats Dayton, 73 - 67. Jack Gibbs with 34 for the Wildcats.

HOF coach, terrific player.

ZagsObserver
03-10-2017, 03:19 PM
Is there a poll that comes out on Monday, or are we down to the last ap poll at the end of the tournament?

Could we be number 1 - Villanova is struggling

jazzdelmar
03-10-2017, 03:21 PM
Is there a poll that comes out on Monday, or are we down to the last ap poll at the end of the tournament?

Could we be number 1 - Villanova is struggling

Great thought. I believe there will be. But Jay will pull it out.

gonzagafan62
03-10-2017, 03:31 PM
Akron beats Miami (OH) advances to MAC championship

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:02 PM
Carolina-Duke rubber match. Heels are just POUNDING the ball into the key, yet somehow Duke has twice as many FT attempts. Freaking refs. Just before half there was an absolute phantom call on an and-1 where there CLEARLY wasn't a defender within a foot of the shooter, absolutely no contact at all. I am so weary of incompetent officials.

UNC leading 49-42 at the half.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:05 PM
Alabama beat South Carolina. Potential bid stealer?

RenoZag
03-10-2017, 04:22 PM
Villanova 48
Seton Hall 46

3:57 remaining. Go Pirates !!

gonstu
03-10-2017, 04:28 PM
Villanova 48
Seton Hall 46

3:57 remaining. Go Pirates !!

Just me, or are refs helping out nova a bit?

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:33 PM
'Nova pulls out a 2 point win.

jazzdelmar
03-10-2017, 04:33 PM
Great thought. I believe there will be. But Jay will pull it out.

Told ya.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:34 PM
Carolina up 61-50, just under 14 minutes left. Their PG Berry is on the bench w/ 4 fouls.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:34 PM
Florida in some trouble against Vandy, down 6 w/ 5+ minutes left, been trailing just about the whole game.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:35 PM
Iowa St. cruising, up 24 w/ time winding down.

RenoZag
03-10-2017, 04:37 PM
Told ya.

By a whisker, amigo. Delgado was a warrior. That game was why college hoops is such great entertainment

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:39 PM
Refs trying really hard to help Duke beat Carolina. Heels aren't having it though, just dominating in the paint.

Hoopaholic
03-10-2017, 04:40 PM
By a whisker, amigo. Delgado was a warrior. That game was why college hoops is such great entertainment

Poor kid Travel that wasn't. Then an easy bunny.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:42 PM
Oops, here comes Duke. 11 point deficit down to 2. I freaking hate Grayson Allen, but he's having himself a game.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:50 PM
21-9 FT attempt disparity in favor of Duke, in spite of the fact almost all of UNC's points have been in the paint and Duke is shooting jump shots. How is that possible? Duke in the bonus at about the 10 1/2 minute mark of the 2nd half.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:51 PM
First lead of the game for Duke. Big assist for the boys in stripes, now the Heels are reeling and Duke is draining 3's.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:53 PM
Duke outscoring Carolina by about 15 since Berry went out. How long is Roy gonna wait to get his PG back out there? They are completely out of sorts on offense. Under 8 minute media TO. Duke up 3 after trailing the entire game.

adoptedzag
03-10-2017, 04:54 PM
Duke starting to assert themselves with Berry on the bench. If they win the ACC tourney, they won't be out west, which is good for us.

CanadianZagsFan
03-10-2017, 04:58 PM
That Nova Seton rematch was awesome, caught second half. Funny how Seton Hall beat eventual National Champs last year followed by Zags literally running them off the floor in Denver sucking wind

Zips struggled in early 2nd half, but love that team when they commit to inside out. Johnson :clutch beast. I'll contest to anyone that Zips played Zags tougher than anyone from opening tip until final minutes.

If Zags matchup with North Carolina E8/likely Final Four need track shoes on , plus MUST have starting lineup of : NWG , Matthews(maybe Melson for overall play), JWill , Collins and Karno. NC crashes boards like crazy. 1-2 Zags will get in foul trouble..Few would need to bring Rui and Edwards into rotation. He'd have to get them ready to play even if those two guys did not get many minutes games prior , a must. Seen NC enough last year and this year to know you have battle bigs with bigs. Perkins off bench would keep us in game along with Matthews for scoring and or Melson for overall play.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 04:59 PM
I don't care what the implications might be for Gonzaga, I will never root for Duke ever, under any circumstances. Probably doesn't matter though, because Carolina has imploded. They are absolutely terrible right now, can't do anything.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 05:02 PM
Totally bogus offensive foul against Carolina, followed by a 3 by Kennard. Hard to beat Duke when it's 8 on 5. Now up 7 w/ the ball. Berry waiting to check in, Roy waited too long. Dumb coaching.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 05:05 PM
Florida forced OT but down 8 w/ under a minute left. Wouldn't this be 3 losses to Vandy this year? Hard to fathom, Vandy is completely mediocre.

edited--confirmed. So much for the adage about being hard to beat the same team 3 times in 1 season.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 05:11 PM
Finally quit watching. Carolina has been pathetic the last 10 minutes or so. Utter collapse. Now Duke is vaulting up to a #2 seed they don't deserve. Happens almost every year.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 05:17 PM
Cal up 8-0 against Oregon 3 1/2 minutes in. Brooks will probably hit a buzzer beater to give the Ducks their only lead of the game at the end.

gonstu
03-10-2017, 05:18 PM
so could/will UNC fall off the 1-line?

and if so, who takes that spot?

My worry is this means Pac-12 champ moves up to the 3rd one seed and zags get 4th 1-seed, thus shipping zags out of the west.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 05:27 PM
I don't know. If Kansas losing to TCU didn't hurt them at all, don't know why Carolina would get punished. UNC won a much better conference than Kansas did, they actually won one conference tourney game (against Miami, who should be in The Dance), and the Duke team they're losing to is light years better than the TCU team Kansas lost to. But we'll see. Actually if Duke beats Notre Dame or Florida St. tomorrow, I could almost see the committee gifting them a #1 seed.

VinnyZag
03-10-2017, 05:29 PM
so could/will UNC fall off the 1-line?

and if so, who takes that spot?

My worry is this means Pac-12 champ moves up to the 3rd one seed and zags get 4th 1-seed, thus shipping zags out of the west.

I really think Kansas, Nova and Carolina were locked as one seeds. Realistically, the only way GU falls off is if UCLA wins the Pac-12.

Duke winning hopefully means the Devils won't be the four seed in GU's region, so that's good.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 05:31 PM
There's no way Duke is a 4 seed now. Might've jumped up 2 seed lines w/ their wins over Louisville and UNC.

LongIslandZagFan
03-10-2017, 05:39 PM
I felt real dirty rooting for Duke tonight.

Hoopaholic
03-10-2017, 05:40 PM
There's no way Duke is a 4 seed now. Might've jumped up 2 seed lines w/ their wins over Louisville and UNC.

They had swapped with butler this morning to the three seed

Unless they fall apart tommorow 2 seed is my guess

MontanaCoyote
03-10-2017, 05:44 PM
I felt real dirty rooting for Duke tonight.

It's OK! Pragmatic. For the Zag's! Sleep well!

MontanaCoyote
03-10-2017, 05:46 PM
So, can AZ beat UCLA tonight? Does that help?

RenoZag
03-10-2017, 05:53 PM
Joey Brackets is digging in his heels. Insists the Top Line Seeds are a lock, has never seen things settled this early before. . .Nova, UNC, KU, and Gonzaga.

Guess we'll find out if he's right at 2:30pm Sunday.

Hope so.

LongIslandZagFan
03-10-2017, 05:53 PM
It's OK! Pragmatic. For the Zag's! Sleep well!

I think I need to take a long shower.

RenoZag
03-10-2017, 06:56 PM
Northwestern up 11 over MD with 1:41 to play

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 06:57 PM
Northwestern up 70-59 over Maryland w/ 1:41 left. Holy moly, I think they are FINALLY going Dancing. Like maybe the only power 5 conference team that has never done it in their history. That's a good story.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 06:57 PM
Whoa, Dr. J is at the Pac 12 semis.

Oregon leading 64-57 w/ 4:50 left.

gonzagafan62
03-10-2017, 06:57 PM
Northwestern up 70-59 over Maryland w/ 1:41 left. Holy moly, I think they are FINALLY going Dancing. Like maybe the only power 5 conference team that has never done it in their history. That's a good story.

They are the only one

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:01 PM
Notre Dame leading Florida St. 45-30 early in the 2nd half. ND vs. Duke could be an interesting ACC final.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:02 PM
Creighton beat Xavier 75-72. X might be sweating it out on Sunday.

gonzagafan62
03-10-2017, 07:04 PM
Creighton beat Xavier 75-72. X might be sweating it out on Sunday.

Nah. Safely in

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:13 PM
Oregon w/ and an-1, could put them up 5 w/ 22 seconds left. Ducks eeking it out again.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:19 PM
Oregon 73-65 final. UCLA-Arizona up next. Moving from Pac 12 Network to ESPN. Hopefully that means a different broadcast team so I don't have to listen to that 7 foot bag of wind Walton anymore.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:22 PM
Didn't see it posted, West Virginia edged K State 51-50.

KStyles
03-10-2017, 07:23 PM
Oregon 73-65 final. UCLA-Arizona up next. Moving from Pac 12 Network to ESPN. Hopefully that means a different broadcast team so I don't have to listen to that 7 foot bag of wind Walton anymore.

It just means Dave Pasch with Bill Walton, same as the nightcap last night and tomorrow night.

https://pac-12.com/sites/default/files/2017_Pac-12_MBBT_Bracket.pdf

Zagceo
03-10-2017, 07:28 PM
I think I need to take a long shower.

Maybe

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll307/graphitegremlin/dirty-boy.jpg

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:28 PM
Oh well. The volume will be turned down low.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:31 PM
Florida St. trying to rally, but ND isn't folding. Up 65-55 7:44 left.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:32 PM
Bilas doing his Walton impersonation. I think he does that every game lately.

Zagceo
03-10-2017, 07:32 PM
Oh well. The volume will be turned down low.

Tune in app AZ play by Play......just fired it up

maynard g krebs
03-10-2017, 07:49 PM
Can't believe what I just heard. Bilas on tourney selection, paraphrasing: "the best teams should go, but if it's a tie, it should go to the mid major".

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:56 PM
Another game going over the allotted time. If UCLA is up big before they even switch over, I guess I don't have to watch. 11-5 already 4 minutes in. Why does Arizona start so slow every freaking game?

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:57 PM
Jeez, 13-10 at the under 16 minute media TO. Not looking like a defensive slugfest.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:59 PM
Notre Dame won by the way.

Utah Valley in triple OT against CSUB.

Man, Oregon caught a lucky break today when Jabari Bird got hurt in the opening minute of the game and never returned. Freaking Ducks.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 07:59 PM
Gary Payton in the house! Several luminaries in Vegas for the Pac 12 Tourney.

nonzagzag
03-10-2017, 08:01 PM
UNC up to 7 losses now ... seems like a lot for a 1 seed

DixieZag
03-10-2017, 08:02 PM
I am looking forward to this UCLA v. AZ game.

U Zig, I Zag
03-10-2017, 08:13 PM
UNC up to 7 losses now ... seems like a lot for a 1 seed

That's what I would think too. Perhaps we'll be surprised on Sunday.

CanadianZagsFan
03-10-2017, 08:17 PM
I used to like Bill Walton on NBA as a kid
Doing Pac12 games can't stand him.

Walton Talking about top teams/NBA draft players: "Well I haven't seen teams out East live ... but Duke has players, Villanova has players, Kentucky has players". Mentioning West teams earlier, no mention of Gonzaga at all.

The ACC commentators today mentioned Duke likely deserves a #1 seed now, no mention of Zags during whole Duke -UNC game for #1 seeds.

Walton just said " the winner of Pac12 game tomorrow guarantees themselves a number 1 seed in west". PBP guy " I wouldn't say that".

Lurknomore
03-10-2017, 08:19 PM
I was just going to say how much I dislike Bill Walton.

Zigzag92
03-10-2017, 08:20 PM
I used to like Bill Walton on NBA as a kid
Doing Pac12 games can't stand him.

Walton Talking about top teams/NBA draft players: "Well I haven't seen teams out East live ... but Duke has players, Villanova has players, Kentucky has players". Mentioning West teams earlier, no mention of Gonzaga at all.

The ACC commentators today mentioned Duke likely deserves a #1 seed now, no mention of Zags during whole Duke -UNC game for #1 seeds.

Walton just said " the winner of Pac12 game tomorrow guarantees themselves a number 1 seed in west". PBP guy " I wouldn't say that".

Walton is horrible but the pac12 tournament winner is getting a top seed

NEC26
03-10-2017, 08:28 PM
With Carolina's loss today I think the Pac 12 champ gets a one seed but I'm not certain by any stretch.

U Zig, I Zag
03-10-2017, 08:34 PM
AZ is better than UCLA. Though UCLA has a better version of Steph Curry on their team. *

* why wouldn't his dad pick someone like Harden or Westbrook?

Zigzag92
03-10-2017, 08:44 PM
best game of the day and they start the ####### thing at almost midnight on the east coast...espn is pathetic

KStyles
03-10-2017, 09:00 PM
I used to like Bill Walton on NBA as a kid
Doing Pac12 games can't stand him.

Walton Talking about top teams/NBA draft players: "Well I haven't seen teams out East live ... but Duke has players, Villanova has players, Kentucky has players". Mentioning West teams earlier, no mention of Gonzaga at all.

The ACC commentators today mentioned Duke likely deserves a #1 seed now, no mention of Zags during whole Duke -UNC game for #1 seeds.

Walton just said " the winner of Pac12 game tomorrow guarantees themselves a number 1 seed in west". PBP guy " I wouldn't say that".

After Lunardi came on last night with UO#2, UCLA & UA #3, he advanced each team a seed. Pasch (PBP guy) said the same thing last night.

KStyles
03-10-2017, 09:01 PM
best game of the day and they start the ####### thing at almost midnight on the east coast...espn is pathetic

I doubt that was an ESPN choice, more like a pac12 business choice. ESPN had an open spot on their schedule after the East Coast games are over, and bought one pac 12 game. There were 3 games to play earlier today in the same venue. Pac 12 could've started the games earlier and had all 4 on their network.

MontanaCoyote
03-10-2017, 09:32 PM
AZ up 14 over UCLA. If AZ wins, what does it mean for the Zag's or do we have to wait on AZ v OR .

23dpg
03-10-2017, 09:45 PM
University of California in Los Angeles.

Had to write it out to be sure. No D to be found anywhere.:roll:

sittingon50
03-10-2017, 09:45 PM
Arizona clanking a lot of FT's.

caduceus
03-10-2017, 09:59 PM
University of California in Los Angeles.

Had to write it out to be sure. No D to be found anywhere.:roll:

Surprised there's an 'O' in there either. Shot 4/25 from 3.

23dpg
03-10-2017, 10:00 PM
Sean Miller calls a timeout with 0.9 seconds left, up 11. Hmmm, bad blood?

According to ESPN, UCLA did the same thing vs UA earlier this year.

ZagaZags
03-10-2017, 10:10 PM
Still one more NCAA on TV tonight.

SDSU 44 Colorado St. 38, with 14:00 to go in the 2nd.

Game on CBS Sports.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 10:17 PM
Well at least you don't have to worry about UCLA stealing a #1 seed now.

Cats looked pretty good, except for horrible FT shooting.

UC Davis just got a buzzer beater in OT in the Big West semi, moving on to play UC Irvine.

San Diego St. appears to be deciding to play some ball now at the end of the year.

RenoZag
03-10-2017, 10:22 PM
http://www.espn.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/118172/why-wait-till-sunday-the-no-1-seeds-should-be-set

Lunardi's written comments back up what he said on the air four or five hours ago:


Based on Fridayís results, I believe the No. 1 seeds for next week's NCAA tournament -- and their order -- are now set. Itís the earliest in a championship weekend that I can remember the top line of the bracket resolving itself.

Nova
UNC
KU
GU


If I were king of the world (and letís be thankful that's not the case), the Zags would be No. 1 overall (the same way they are No. 1 in the KenPom rankings). But the committee had the Bulldogs at No. 4 overall last month in its sneak preview of the top seeds, and that was when Gonzaga was still undefeated. The order of No. 1 seeds should matter least to Gonzaga, though, as its landing spot as the top seed in the West Region has been seemingly predetermined for weeks.

There will be a groundswell, of course, for the Pac-12 tournament winner (Oregon, Arizona or UCLA) to supplant one of the four teams listed above. Given every significant metric -- RPI, schedule strength, top-50 wins -- none of the three can realistically get to the top line. Instead, the West Regionís second seed awaits, with the only real difference being the color of the uniforms in a projected West final against Gonzaga.

23dpg
03-10-2017, 10:26 PM
Aztecs just got hosed on two obvious charges called as blocks. Up just one now.

Teams playing for their conf auto bid tomorrow: Arizona, Akron, Iowa State and maybe sdst. Also Florida lost in ot and UVU lost in 4x OT. Otherwise it couldn't have gone much better for the Zags tonight.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 10:44 PM
SDSU down 5 w/ 1:38 left.

Eastern Washington went down today.

seacatfan
03-10-2017, 10:52 PM
Aztecs lose. Will be their 2nd year in a row missing The Dance after making 6 straight. I'm sure jazz is heartbroken.