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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2018, 07:18:39 AM »

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Amazing upset, but that loss only really kills your bracket if you had them in the final four
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2018, 07:37:00 AM »

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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2018, 09:22:01 AM »

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I had VA picked to lose as they lost a player with a broken hand.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/virginias-deandre-hunter-to-miss-ncaa-tournament-because-of-broken-hand/2018/03/13/84cc3bca-2706-11e8-874b-d517e912f125_story.html

Didn't folks know this?

Deandre Hunter isnít worth the difference between the #1 overall seed and a #16, though.

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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2018, 09:46:44 AM »

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I had VA picked to lose as they lost a player with a broken hand.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/virginias-deandre-hunter-to-miss-ncaa-tournament-because-of-broken-hand/2018/03/13/84cc3bca-2706-11e8-874b-d517e912f125_story.html

Didn't folks know this?

I think people know, it's just that it's still a #16 seed they are going in the first round. UMBC needed a buzzer beater to get into the tournament, they're not a strong group. Meanwhile, Virginia would have still been strong enough to beat them even without their top 6th man.

They just crumbled.
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2018, 09:47:03 AM »

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I had VA picked to lose as they lost a player with a broken hand.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/virginias-deandre-hunter-to-miss-ncaa-tournament-because-of-broken-hand/2018/03/13/84cc3bca-2706-11e8-874b-d517e912f125_story.html

Didn't folks know this?
UVAs whole starting lineup could be out and they should steal beat UMBC
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2018, 09:59:56 AM »

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I had VA picked to lose as they lost a player with a broken hand.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/virginias-deandre-hunter-to-miss-ncaa-tournament-because-of-broken-hand/2018/03/13/84cc3bca-2706-11e8-874b-d517e912f125_story.html

Didn't folks know this?

I think people know, it's just that it's still a #16 seed they are going in the first round. UMBC needed a buzzer beater to get into the tournament, they're not a strong group. Meanwhile, Virginia would have still been strong enough to beat them even without their top 6th man.

They just crumbled.

I donít think UVA knew what to do when an opponent individually started to beat their defense. That Lyles kid went into beast mode in the second half, and UVA seemed to get disheartened.

It was crazy watching the teams in the handshake line after the game. Looking at the height differences, it seemed like Varsity vs. the 6th grade team.
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2018, 10:00:36 AM »

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So #64 beats #1 biggest upset in sports' history?

Iím taking Miracle On Ice.  That was like a good college team taking down the Stanley Cup champions.
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2018, 10:35:15 AM »

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So #64 beats #1 biggest upset in sports' history?

Iím taking Miracle On Ice.  That was like a good college team taking down the Stanley Cup champions.

Yeah, that'll probably always be #1.

Buster Douglas over Mike Tyson has to be in the discussion for 2nd.  Tyson was absolutely invincible up 'til that point.   Douglas was like a 40-1 long shot.


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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2018, 12:13:08 PM »

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The upset just happened, so itís difficult to put it in perspective. Letís not forget, this UMBC team was not the 64 ranked team in the country, but just in the tournament. Iím curious as to their national ranking going into the tournament. Also, 16 seeds were 0-135 before the game. Itís more likely than not, that we could see another run of 0-135 before we see another 16 seed win, which will make this upset even more impressive. The one thing Virginia had going for them, just like every other #1 seed before them, was they did not want to become the first and only #1 seed to lose in the first round.

What I found amazing was not what UMBC was doing, but rather what Virginia was not doing. Why was Virginia fixated on shooting from the outside, when they were obviously so much bigger? Do they not have anyone who can post up or drive to the basket? The one thing that was blowing my mind was why none of the Virginia players were attacking (via drives or post ups) the 5í8Ē 140 pound Maura.

Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2018, 12:13:25 PM »

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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2018, 12:24:40 PM »

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So #64 beats #1 biggest upset in sports' history?

Iím taking Miracle On Ice.  That was like a good college team taking down the Stanley Cup champions.

Yeah, that'll probably always be #1.

Buster Douglas over Mike Tyson has to be in the discussion for 2nd.  Tyson was absolutely invincible up 'til that point.   Douglas was like a 40-1 long shot.

I bet there have been some huge upsets / longshots in horse racing.
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2018, 12:31:38 PM »

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So #64 beats #1 biggest upset in sports' history?

Iím taking Miracle On Ice.  That was like a good college team taking down the Stanley Cup champions.

Yeah, that'll probably always be #1.

Buster Douglas over Mike Tyson has to be in the discussion for 2nd.  Tyson was absolutely invincible up 'til that point.   Douglas was like a 40-1 long shot.

I bet there have been some huge upsets / longshots in horse racing.

For sure.  Off the top of my head, Mine that Bird won the Kentucky Derby with some ridiculous odds.


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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2018, 12:39:46 PM »

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I'm not old enough to remember the Miracle on Ice as I was only 4 but I do remember vividly Buster vs Tyson. Tyson was a monster almost unhuman and no one even heard of Buster Douglas to that point. He was just another tomato can Tyson could wow the crowd with.
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Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2018, 01:20:58 PM »

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One of the greztest upsets ever. As I was watching the game at the bar,5 minutes into the game, I told the group I was with that UMBC could really play defense and with UVAs bad offense, there could definitely be an upset. Why UVA didn't start clearing a side and have people post up Maura all game is beyond me. Kid is 5'6", 130 lbs. Great to watch the game though. Bar was electric.

Re: NCAA Tournament Thread
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2018, 03:19:14 PM »

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Saw a funny twitter post directed at Kansas St.  Something along the lines of just remember KSU, no #16 team has ever lost in the round of 32.  Hilarious.
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