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Topic 42 of 83: College basketball and March madness

Mon, Mar 16, 1998 (16:56) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
College basketball and March Madness.

80 responses total.

 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 1 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar 16, 1998 (16:57) * 27 lines 
 

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The Mercury Communications Group, Inc Presents...
-= David Letterman's Top10 From 3/12/98 =-

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-= Top Ten Signs Your Team is Not Going To Win The NCAA Championship =-

10. Power forward was featured on Ricki Lake's "Too Fat to Love?"
episode
9. Whenever someone does a lay-up, he burns his arm on his cigarette
8. Players always show up at away games exhausted from all the
hitchhiking
7. The Las Vegas odds against your team involve the sign for infinity
6. Your center won't stand during the national anthem because he's
too drunk
5. The only thing Dick Vitale can say about them is, "These guys got
a good grade point average, baby!"
4. Players refuse to guard other team because they're all "sticky and
sweaty"
3. Jesse Jackson is protesting against team for being "too white"
2. They pointedly inform interviewers that the correct term is "little
people," not "midgets"
1. Starting Center: Roger Ebert



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 2 of 80: stacey leigh vura (stacey) * Tue, Mar 17, 1998 (09:18) * 2 lines 
 
everyone's got a top ten list nowadays...
(this was cute Paul)


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 3 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Oct  9, 1999 (14:03) * 2 lines 
 
It is a new season and I have just met the new UHHilo Basketball team. What a great bunch of guys! For the first time in years and years we have 14 guys I would like to bring home with me...sociable, polite, no attitude problems, and they helped clean up after the steak fry was over. This is a definite change from the personality problems we have had in the past from the inner-city bad-attitude players who came to play for us. It is gonna be a good season, whether or not we win many games...*happy smi
e*


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 4 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Oct 10, 1999 (23:56) * 5 lines 
 
UT is going to be having their "Midnight Madness" basketball kickoff
pretty soon. They have a potential All America center this year in Chris
Mimm, the 7'er.




 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 5 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 11, 1999 (00:29) * 1 lines 
 
Ours is this Friday, October 15th. None of our UHH players are in your league, but perhape Penn State might be...hope....hope. Thanks for creating Volleyball for me, Terry *hugs*


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 6 of 80: John Burnett  (mrchips) * Mon, Oct 11, 1999 (01:37) * 1 lines 
 
Everybody's is Oct. 15. That is the date the NCAA sets for the first "official" practice.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 7 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 11, 1999 (13:10) * 1 lines 
 
I suspected as much, but ours starts at 9:30pm (way late for us)... do we get some dispensation for being in the last time zone in the USA? (Other than Guam, that is)...or will we have to wait until midnight our time, as the rest did?


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 8 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 12, 1999 (00:12) * 1 lines 
 
There seem to be many teams in my immediate life which stinketh like the proverbial goatherd: Hawaii, Penn State and the unknown and unmentioned on Yahoo Sports or NCAA, UHHilo Vulcans. It is gonna be one of those seasons! No one has even heard of the PacWest conference. Pathetic!


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 9 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov 21, 1999 (15:41) * 2 lines 
 
The 10th annual Big Island Invitational Basketball Tournament (BIIBT) will be held this coming week Friday thru Sunday at the Hilo Civic Auditorium (also known as the Afook-Chinen). Cincinnati and U of Arkansas will be playing and their games will be televised on Fox Sports West on Saturday and on all Fox Sports nationally on Sunday 5pm our time (9pm Austin time). Maybe I will be on National TV since my place to sell T-shirts is just inside the foyer from the playing floor and I stand against the archwa
to watch on occasion. I have seen myself on replays. Watch if you dare, but it is your chance to see where I hang out for the Basketball season. You will most certainly not see the UH-Hilo Vulcans play. We are not in their (Cincinnati's or Arkansas') bracket and the NCAA only allows a few exhibition games... But you will see my friends. I know just about every local who attends by name!


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 10 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Nov 22, 1999 (09:17) * 3 lines 
 
What's the Saturday game time?




 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 11 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 22, 1999 (13:39) * 1 lines 
 
I'll let you know as soon as I know...I think it is the 5:30 HST (9:30 Austin Time)game which will be televised on Fox Sports West...and Sunday's championship game (almost certainly a match between Arkansas and Cincinnati) will be at 4:30pm HST (8:30 Austin Time)will also be televised on all Fox networks.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 12 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 22, 1999 (13:40) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, and John will be calling the games. Yippee!!! He is excellent.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 13 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Nov 22, 1999 (23:07) * 1 lines 
 
Great!


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 14 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 29, 1999 (17:09) * 2 lines 
 
John called his first (self-acknowledged) Championship game between two basketball powerhouses, Cincinnati and Iowa State at the conclusion of The Big Island Invitational. It was televised nationally by Fox Sports Network (a first for Hilo) The house was packed and the fans were into the game and the officiating. Cincinnati won 75-60. Arkansas defeated Santa Clara to claim 3rd place. Consolation went to Rhode Island who beat Mercer 65-59. In the earlier game for last place, UHHilo claimed the baseme
t honors by losing to Cleveland State 74-77.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 15 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 29, 1999 (17:17) * 130 lines 
 
Horns sink against
Hawaii

Brown scores 25 for Texas, but
Rainbows take 78-74 victory in
tournament final

From news reports

Posted: Nov. 29, 1999

Game box score

HONOLULU -- Hawaii made six straight free
throws in the final 57 seconds to hold off the
University of Texas 78-74 Sunday night in the
championship game of the Asahi Rainbow
Wahine Classic, a women's basketball
tournament played on the Hawaii campus.

Forwards Raylene Howard and Kylie Galloway
each scored 24 points for Hawaii (4-2).

Texas (3-2) was led by senior guard Edwina
Brown, the tournament's most valuable player.
Brown scored 25 points and grabbed 10
rebounds, and she averaged 23 points in the
three-game tournament. She also recorded 19
assists.

``We are way too reliant on Edwina Brown,''
said Texas Coach Jody Conradt. ``She put on
a 'super woman' performance at this
tournament, but we have to diversify and find
our scoring punch inside."

Texas trailed 72-60 with 3 minutes and 54
seconds to play, but scored nine unanswered
points in a minute and a half. Sophomore
guard Asha Hill sank two three-pointers in the
run, and the second pulled the Horns within
72-69 with 2:19 to play.

With about a minute to play, Hill fouled Hawaii
guard Kyla Evers on a drive. Evers, an 85.5
percent free-throw shooter, missed both of her
attempts, but she grabbed the rebound of her
second miss and drew another foul.

This time, Evers stepped to the line and sank
both of her free throws to push Hawaii's lead to
five points at 74-69. On UT's next possession,
Brown hit a jumper and was fouled on the play,
but could not make the free throw. Texas
trailed by three, 74-71, with 49 seconds left.

Evers drew another foul hit both free throws for
a 76-71 lead with 33 seconds to play. Texas
pulled within two, 76-74, with 25 seconds to go
when Hill hit her fourth three-pointer of the
game.

UT then fouled Galloway with seven seconds
left, and she made both shots for the final
margin. The game's finish was in direct
opposition to the Longhorns' semifinal victory
on Saturday when UT used a 10-for-12
shooting effort from the foul line in the final
2:21 en route to its 78-73 win over Virginia.

Hawaii became the first of Texas' five
opponents to lead at halftime, as the Wahine
enjoyed a 42-32 lead at intermission, thanks to
a five-for-nine performance from 3-point range.
Galloway had 15 first half points, including
three three-pointers.

``We saw tonight how important it is to have 40
minutes of defensive intensity,'' noted Texas
head coach Jody Conradt. ``Our young team
still does not always understand that you
create your offense off your defensive play,
especially when you are struggling on the
offensive side of the floor like we were tonight.
We are way too reliant on Edwina Brown. She
put on a ``superwomen'' performance at this
tournament, but we have to diversify and find
our scoring punch inside, something which is
missing right now. Give credit to Hawaii,
however. They are an extremely smart, heady
team. We allowed them to set the pace in the
game, and then Galloway and Howard really
exploited us.''

Texas advanced to Sunday's Wahine Classic
championship game with the decision over
Virginia in the semifinals after defeating Long
Beach State, 75-44, in Friday's opening round
of action. Hawaii (4-2) reached the finals of its
own tournament by upending Washington,
73-59 in Saturday's other semifinal contest in
the eight-team tourney. The Rainbow Wahine
won their own Classic for the fourth time in the
tourney;'s 21-year history.

The Longhorns finished the game shooting
41.7 percent from the floor (30-of-72), while
Hawaii connected on 47.4 percent of its field
goals (27-of-57). The Rainbow Wahine
out-rebounded UT, 39-35. Texas was led by
Brown's game-high tying 10 rebounds. Hawaii
went to the free throw line 22 times, hitting 17
of them, while the Longhorns finished 9-for-14
from the foul line.

Joining Brown in double-figure scoring for the
Longhorns were Hill (a season-high 16 points)
and junior forward JoRuth Woods (Cedar Hill,
Texas./Cedar Hill HS) who had 11.

Texas will return to action on Wednesday,
December 1 when it hosts Southwest Texas
State in a 7:00 p.m. game at the Frank Erwin
Center in Austin. That game will be broadcast
live on FOX Sports Southwest TV, will air live
on 1300 the Sports Zone (KVET 1300 AM),
and also will be broadcast on the internet at
www.TexasSports.com.




 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 16 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Nov 30, 1999 (06:52) * 4 lines 
 
Unfortunately, for Marci spotting, I missed the game live on Sunday night
because I went to a party. I would have loved to have caught more of this
awesome Hawaiian basketball action. And Tivo didnt' record the final game
even though I though I programmed it.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 17 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 30, 1999 (13:08) * 1 lines 
 
Bummer - I made sure I was obvious and the security staff helped me as much as possible...oh well...next time. There will be a Big Island Invitational next year and we well go through the same exercises...


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 18 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (17:07) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 19 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (17:12) * 44 lines 
 
USA Today/ESPN Top 25 College Basketball Coaches' Poll

The USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 college basketball
coaches' poll, with number of first-place votes and record
in parentheses, total points and previous ranking:

(Records through November 28, 1999)

TEAM PTS PVS
---- --- ---
1. Cincinnati (27) (3-0) 764 1
2. North Carolina (3) (3-0) 696 6
3. Stanford (1) (5-0) 685 7
4. Arizona (4-0) 648 9
5. Auburn (2-1) 610 3
6. Kansas (4-0) 585 11
7. Michigan St (3-1) 564 2
8. Connecticut (3-1) 534 7
9. Temple (1-1) 473 4
10. Florida (3-1) 445 5
11. Texas (4-0) 416 20
12. Kentucky (3-1) 413 10
13. UCLA (2-0) 391 12
14. Syracuse (3-0) 350 13
15. Duke (3-2) 318 15
16. Illinois (2-0) 281 16
17. Ohio St (0-1) 266 14
18. Tennessee (3-0) 220 18
19. Utah (1-1) 215 17
20. Depaul (3-1) 210 19
21. Purdue (2-1) 208 21
22. Oklahoma St (4-0) 196 23
23. Maryland (4-1) 147 22
24. Indiana (2-0) 119 NR
25. Miami Fla (2-0) 71 24

Dropped Out: No. 25 Gonzaga

Others Receiving Votes: Gonzaga 64, Oklahoma 53, St Johns
39, Wake Forest 33, Tulsa 10, Xavier 10, Georgia Tech 6,
Detroit Mercy 5, Mississippi 5, Delaware 4, Siena 4,
California 3, Dayton 3, Georgetown 2, Murray St 2, No
Carolina St 2, Kent 1, Louisville 1, NC Charlotte 1, Notre
Dame 1, Samford 1.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 20 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (17:18) * 1 lines 
 
That poll makes no sense to me at all. Ohio State at(0-1) outranks Oklahoma State(4-0) by 4 places?! How does that work?!


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 21 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Dec  5, 1999 (14:22) * 2 lines 
 
Texas just lost a close game to Arizona, they may slip.



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 22 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec  5, 1999 (17:37) * 1 lines 
 
I will post the rankings for this week as soon as they are updated. BTW, Nancy Thorpe has not fled from our midst - she is visiting relatives on the Mainland and will join us here to talk about her father (under Sports/Olympics I think...) as soon as she gets home in mid-December and signs up with my ISP rather than AOL who kept cutting her off. I am presently working on John, as well.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 23 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec  6, 1999 (08:50) * 4 lines 
 
UT dropped just two spots, it's FL State and that other team in the final
showdown.




 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 24 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec  6, 1999 (12:09) * 1 lines 
 
...in Basketball? Bummer!


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 25 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  8, 1999 (16:22) * 48 lines 
 
Women's Basketball rankings (Look for 3 out of four of us at the bottom):
ssociated Press Top 25 Women's College Basketball Poll

The Associated Press Top 25 women's college basketball
poll, with number of first-place votes and records in
parentheses, total points and previous ranking:

(Records through December 5, 1999)

TEAM PTS PVS
---- --- ---
1. Connecticut (41) (6-0) 1,097 1
2. Tennessee (2) (5-1) 1,045 3
3. Louisiana Tech (1) (5-1) 1,005 4
4. No Carolina St (7-0) 908 6
5. Georgia (9-1) 897 2
6. Auburn (5-0) 836 8
7. Notre Dame (4-1) 785 11
8. UCLA (2-2) 777 5
9. Iowa St (4-1) 694 12
10. Oregon (5-0) 648 13
11. North Carolina (5-2) 579 9
12. Texas Tech (5-0) 514 16
13. Rutgers (3-2) 496 7
14. Kansas (5-0) 481 18
15. LSU (5-1) 441 23
16. Penn St (4-2) 440 14
17. Illinois (5-3) 394 10
18. Purdue (5-1) 352 17
19. Arizona (5-0) 344 21
20. Duke (6-1) 304 22
21. Old Dominion (4-1) 291 19
22. Stanford (2-1) 258 20
23. Santa Barbara (4-3) 196 15
24. Virginia Tech (5-2) 130 25
25. Mississippi St (6-0) 77 NR

Dropped Out: No. 24 Boston College, No. 25 Wisconsin

Others Receiving Votes: Texas 67, Wisconsin 62, Tulane 34,
Boston College 26, Geo Washington 22, Arkansas 15,
Marquette 12, Michigan 12, Kentucky 11, Michigan St 9,
Florida 7,Texas A&M 7, Virginia 6, St Louis 5, Xavier 5,
Arkansas St 3, Nebraska 3, Hawaii 2, Santa Clara 2,
Colorado St 1.

updated at Mon Dec 6 04:01:38 1999 PT



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 26 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 17, 1999 (20:25) * 9 lines 
 
*Coconut Coast Classic* : UHHilo will host this 5th Annual AmeriSports Tournament on December19 through December 21
at the Civic. The Tournament begins on Sunday with three women's games: 10am = North Dakota vs Huntingdon. Noon =
Southwest State vs Ashland. 2 pm = Augustana vs Gannon. Men's competition begins at 4pm with Ashland vs Truman State.
7pm = North Dakota vs UHHilo. Monday's games with the women's games first are: 9 am = North Dakota vs Ashland. 11
am = Southwest State vs Gannon. 1 pm = Huntingdon vs Augustana. Men's games follow at 3 pm = North Dakota vs Ashland.
5 pm = Nebraska-Omaha vs UHHilo. The Tournament ends with a single game on Tuesday 4 pm = Nebraska-Omaha vs
Truman State.

All Vulcan home games and those within the state of Hawaii will be carried on KPUA 670 AM radio with John Burnett calling the games. John will also be calling the games for Augustana during the upcoming Coconut Coast Classic Basketball Tournament via the Internet http://www.ksfs.com


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 27 of 80: Lucille Oftedahl  (alyeska) * Thu, Jan 20, 2000 (18:04) * 1 lines 
 
When does the Great Alaska Shootout take place?


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 28 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 20, 2000 (18:51) * 43 lines 
 
I think it was around Thanksgiving that the Great Alaska Shootout was held - or around Christmas - New Years.


The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll, with number
of first-place votes and record in parentheses, total points and
previous ranking:
(Records through January 17, 2000)
TEAM PTS PVS
---- --- ---
1. Cincinnati (61) (16-1) 1,738 1
2. Arizona (4) (15-2) 1,657 2
3. Stanford (1) (14-1) 1,584 3
4. Auburn (3) (15-1) 1,543 4
5. Duke (13-2) 1,446 6
6. Syracuse (1) (14-0) 1,422 7
7. Kansas (14-2) 1,305 8
8. Connecticut (12-3) 1,177 5
9. Florida (13-2) 1,154 10
10. Michigan St (12-4) 1,137 11
11. Indiana (13-2) 1,061 9
12. Oklahoma St (13-1) 949 14
13. Ohio St (11-3) 822 17
14. Texas (11-4) 763 15
15. Tulsa (16-1) 751 19
16. Tennessee (15-2) 747 12
17. Oklahoma (14-2) 550 16
18. Kentucky (11-5) 471 20
19. St Johns (12-2) 455 NR
20. Vanderbilt (12-2) 317 NR
21. North Carolina (11-6) 272 13
22. Utah (13-3) 263 NR
23. Depaul (12-4) 200 21
24. Maryland (11-5) 186 18
25. UCLA (10-4) 166 NR
Dropped Out: No. 22 Illinois, No. 23 Temple, No. 24 LSU,
No. 25 Louisville
Others Receiving Votes: No Carolina St 158, Temple 102, Michigan
68, Iowa St 56, St Bonaventure 49, LSU 30, Marquette 27, Gonzaga
22, Wake Forest 20, Kent 14, Purdue 13, USC 12, Illinois 9,
Oregon 9, Dayton 8, Arizona St 5, Louisville 4, San Francisco 3,
New Mexico St 2, Seton Hall 2, Bowling Green 1.

No mention of Penn State (surprise...), Texas A&M, nor Hawaii. I put Cincinnati in bold for Darlene who better come post here again soon... No mention of FSU or UAA either... Let me know if anyone else is rooting for a team I should be making bold. Terry is a huge Texas fan, I am of Texas A&M (don't ask), and Illinois is for Terry (who is an alum) and for John, who should have but we got him instead *grin*


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 29 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb  9, 2000 (13:52) * 43 lines 
 
Women's Collegiate Basketball Standings:

ssociated Press Top 25 Women's College Basketball Poll

The Associated Press Top 25 women's college basketball
poll, with number of first-place votes and records in
parentheses, total points and previous ranking:

(Records through January 30, 2000)

TEAM PTS PVS
---- --- ---
1. Connecticut (44) (19-0) 1,100 1
2. Louisiana Tech (14-2) 1,038 2
3. Georgia (21-2) 1,019 3
4. Tennessee (16-3) 963 4
5. Notre Dame (17-2) 933 5
6. Penn St (18-3) 868 7
7. LSU (16-3) 742 12
8. Iowa St (15-3) 735 6
9. Texas Tech (16-2) 666 14
10. Rutgers (13-4) 633 13
11. No Carolina St (15-4) 623 8
12. Duke (18-3) 615 9
13. (tie) Auburn (16-4) 532 11
13. (tie) Santa Barbara (17-3) 532 15
15. UCLA (12-5) 444 10
16. Old Dominion (14-3) 374 16
17. Purdue (14-5) 370 17
18. Boston College (17-4) 348 19
19. Arizona (16-3) 333 18
20. Mississippi St (16-3) 283 20
21. Tulane (18-2) 273 22
22. Oklahoma (17-3) 208 23
23. Illinois (16-7) 185 21
24. Virginia (16-5) 155 25
25. Kansas (14-5) 89 NR

Dropped Out: No. 24 Stanford
Others Receiving Votes: Oregon 62, Texas 40, Geo Washington
25, Stanford 25, Marquette 21, Sw Missouri St 21, Kent 9,
Xavier 9, St Josephs Pa 8, Michigan 7, Stephen Austin 6,
Drake 2, Utah 2, Colorado St 1, Depaul 1.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 30 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb  9, 2000 (13:56) * 3 lines 
 
also considered:

Northwestern St 9, Utah 5, Michigan St 4, Vanderbilt 4, SMU 3, Fla Atlantic 2, Grambling 2, Vermont 2, Georgia 1,Hawaii 1, Kent 1.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 31 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb  9, 2000 (14:25) * 12 lines 
 
Women's College Basketball
Texas Longhorns


Lady Horns on Internet broadcasting today:

http://www.broadcast.com/sports/ncaa/texas/womensbasketball/listenpage_13_172_17333.html

Texas at Kansas
2/9/00 7:30 PM CT




 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 32 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 11, 2000 (13:20) * 119 lines 
 
Look beyond high-profile teams for best coach
by Mike DeCourcy
You want a good argument next time you're sitting in a sports saloon
watching a Big 12 game?
Don't bring up the player of the year race. That won't even get you
through one cold beverage and the length between TV timeouts.
Player of the year? Kenyon Martin. Not much of a discussion.
You could go the whole night, though, if you want to debate the
identity of college basketball's coach of the year. That'll get you
through a Big Monday tripleheader, if you've got that much time.
You could include Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, Bob Huggins of Cincinnati,
Jim Boeheim of Syracuse and Mike Montgomery of Stanford, who are
doing their customary work with extremely gifted teams. But it's a
more intriguing discussion if you go past the top few teams in the AP
poll and consider the long, long list of candidates that dwell below
that level:
Tom Amaker, Seton Hall. The idea the Pirates are a year ahead of
schedule may be a bit overworked, because really, would it have been
reasonable to expect them to be this good next season?
They will be younger in 2000-01 than they are now, which is pretty
darned young. They lose a four-year point guard starter. Next year's
team will have to hustle to match what this year's has accomplished
already this season.
There aren't many teams that run their offensive attack more crisply
than the Pirates. They execute drive-and-kick plays masterfully,
beating Syracuse and Rutgers in the space of three nights by drawing
in the defense and making big jumpshots.
Center Samuel Dalembert may be the most valuable 5-point scorer in
the college game because of his shot-blocking and knack for creating
extra possessions, but otherwise Seton Hall does not look like an
imposing defensive team. By sticking to sound principles, though, the
Pirates hold their opponents to .391 from the field.
John Brady, LSU. Only a coach who's been around for an NCAA
investigation -- which Brady has, even though he was not the coach
during the alleged violations -- understands the obstacles an
investigation creates.
The Tigers were able to bring in guards Torris Bright and Lamont
Roland and four other contributors in the past two recruiting
classes, even with the threat or existence of NCAA probation looming
over the program.
More important, Brady has turned his team into a hungry, competitive
group that plays with great passion and confidence when challenged.
The Tigers' best games have come against some of their best opponents:
Auburn and Arizona, which fell by a combined 41 points.
Tom Crean, Marquette. In his first year as a head coach, Crean has
the Golden Eagles at 13-8 and 6-4 in Conference USA, which may not be
the best league in the country but is doubtless the most competitive.
You need only to watch Marquette in a layup line to recognize what an
amazing accomplishment this is. The Golden Eagles are too slow, not
especially agile and not terribly big, but they managed to defeat
DePaul and Louisville when they were ranked and also knocked off
Xavier, Saint Louis and Southern Mississippi, which stand a combined
16 games over .500.
There are six teams in C-USA's American Division, and the only
question when predicting in the preseason the Golden Eagles would end
up sixth was whether they were that good.
Marquette is one of the nation's best defensive rebounding teams and
holds opponents to just 61.4 points per game. No coach is getting
more out of less than Crean.
Larry Eustachy, Iowa State. For the Cyclones to arrive at 20
victories after playing only 23 games is nearly inconceivable. If you
saw them walking through the airport, you might figure them for a
soccer team. Their starting lineup goes 5-11, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, 6-8.
With that sort of size, they've lost only once since Dec. 1.
Eustachy has elicited an All-American type effort from power forward
Marcus Fizer and otherwise has structured an attack that makes
maximum use of the talents on hand.
The Cyclones thrive on Jamaal Tinsley's ability to break down the
defense and the 3-point shooting of Michael Nurse (.406) and Kantrail
Horton (.493). Their shot selection is so good that even without a
true big man, they're shooting .496 from the field.
They also defend against the break as well as any team in the nation,
and the reason is clear if you watch them closely enough.
Next time Horton or Nurse elevates to shoot a three, watch the other
two guards immediately sprint back to the opposite foul line and the
shooter take off for midcourt. No one's getting easily through such a
defense, and that's to Eusatchy's credit.
Bob Knight, Indiana. He's finally got a group of players who want to
do things his way and -- what do you know? -- his way still works
pretty well. Although the Hoosiers only have a few scoring threats --
guard A.J. Guyton and center Kirk Haston -- they manage 80 points a
game. Without a true shotblocker, IU permits opponents to shoot just
.375 from the floor.
Minnesota's Joel Przybilla showed this team has interior defensive
weaknesses, but Knight has done an excellent job of disguising those
problems through most of the year.
Jim O'Brien, Ohio State. The presence of the Buckeyes in the nation's
top 10 may not surprise those who watched them in the Final Four last
season. Fair enough. But as impressive as it was for them to go from
eight victories in 1997-98 to 27 in 1998-99, keeping them on such a
plane was probably more difficult.
The player losses were not extensive, but did affect the chemistry
that made OSU so effective at the end of last season. And there
weren't any
freshman or transfers added who've made a huge impact.
O'Brien has guided guards Scoonie Penn and Michael Redd through
shooting slumps and kept them confident enough to continue leading
the Buckeyes. And, like Eustachy, he's done a great job devising a
scheme to disguise his team's weaknesses.
Bill Self, Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane don't have a star. There is no
scorer who gets all the points, no rebounding specialist who
dominates the boards, not even a point guard who collects the vast
majority of assists.
Really, now ... a team with four players who average between 2.8 and
3.6 assists? What is this, 1957? What it is, is coaching at its
finest. After last season, Self lost big man Michael Ruffin, who was
drafted by the Chicago Bulls, but that has Tulsa playing more
cohesively and determinedly.
Eleven players on the Tulsa roster have gone at least 131 minutes in
24 games. The schedule has not been overly demanding, but when it
asked a lot -- as in the meeting against Tennessee -- the Hurricane
delivered.
The choice?
It's still a debate for now. Although we'd probably vote for Eustachy
if the season ended today, it doesn't. We'll let three weeks of the
season determine the answer.





 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 33 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb 17, 2000 (17:50) * 40 lines 
 
USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Women's College Basketball Poll
The USA Today/ESPN Top 25 women's college basketball
coaches' poll, with number of first-place votes and records
in parentheses, total points and previous ranking:
(Records through February 13, 2000)
TEAM PTS PVS
---- --- ---
1. Connecticut (25) (22-1) 977 1
2. Georgia (10) (24-2) 954 2
3. Tennessee (4) (21-3) 927 3
4. Louisiana Tech (1) (19-2) 900 4
5. Notre Dame (21-2) 828 5
6. Penn St (20-3) 795 6
7. No Carolina St (20-4) 721 8
8. Texas Tech (19-3) 653 7
9. (tie) Iowa St (18-4) 594 9
9. (tie) LSU (19-4) 594 10
11. Rutgers (16-5) 573 11
12. Duke (19-4) 568 12
13. Santa Barbara (21-3) 521 13
14. Arizona (20-3) 502 14
15. Auburn (18-5) 436 15
16. Old Dominion (18-4) 429 16
17. Purdue (17-6) 278 19
18. Mississippi St (18-5) 271 17
19. Boston College (19-6) 215 18
20. Oklahoma (20-4) 202 22
21. Tulane (21-3) 183 24
22. Virginia (19-6) 180 21
23. UCLA (13-7) 132 20
24. Kansas (17-6) 85 23
25. Marquette (20-4) 84 NR
Dropped Out: No. 25 Illinois
Others Receiving Votes: Geo Washington 76, Illinois 55,
Michigan 40, Sw Missouri St 37, Stanford 30, Xavier 26,
Stephen Austin 20, Drake 17, St Josephs Pa 14, Texas 13,
Clemson 11, Kent 9, Oregon 9, Utah 8, Northwestern St 6,
Arkansas St 5, Western Mich 5, Colorado St 3, Georgia St 3,
Grambling 3,Hawaii 3, SMU 2, Oregon St 1, Vanderbilt 1,
Vermont 1.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 34 of 80: terry (sprin5) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (07:24) * 1 lines 
 
Wow, Texas Women no where in sight.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 35 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (11:48) * 1 lines 
 
The men are, though...Posting that next. Penn State men are no where in sight - not even on the almost category at the bottom of the list. Where os TAMU??!!


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 36 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (14:05) * 38 lines 
 
Associated Press Top 25 College Basketball Poll - MEN
The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll, with
number of first-place votes and record in parentheses,
total points and previous ranking:
(Records through February 13, 2000)
TEAM PTS PVS
---- --- ---
1. Cincinnati (66) (23-1) 1,768 1
2. Stanford (5) (21-1) 1,707 2
3. Duke (19-3) 1,574 3
4. Arizona (21-4) 1,519 7
5. Tennessee (21-3) 1,461 8
6. Michigan St (18-6) 1,343 6
7. Ohio St (17-4) 1,324 5
8. Oklahoma St (20-2) 1,263 14
9. Syracuse (20-2) 1,221 4
10. Indiana (18-4) 1,023 10
11. Florida (18-5) 984 12
12. Auburn (19-4) 924 9
13. Tulsa (22-2) 902 15
14. Iowa St (21-3) 811 17
15. Temple (18-4) 747 19
16. LSU (19-4) 649 25
17. Texas (17-6) 645 18
18. Connecticut (17-6) 602 13
19. Kentucky (17-7) 543 11
20. Oklahoma (19-4) 528 16
21. Utah (19-4) 359 21
22. Maryland (17-7) 271 23
23. Seton Hall (18-4) 240 NR
24. Kansas (18-6) 216 20
25. Purdue (17-7) 144 NR
Dropped Out: No. 22 Vanderbilt, No. 24 Oregon
Others Receiving Votes: Oregon 143, Vanderbilt 77, North
Carolina 25, UNLV 15, Gonzaga 10, St Johns 7, Dayton 6,
Kent 5, Illinois 4, Miami Fla 4, UL Lafayette 2, Navy 2,
Utah St 2, Louisville 1, No Carolina St 1, Pepperdine 1,
SMU 1, USC 1.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 37 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar  5, 2000 (18:53) * 1 lines 
 
Woo Hoo!!! John's (late)Father's alma mater made it to The Big Dance! Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau is in the final 64.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 38 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar  5, 2000 (19:06) * 38 lines 
 
Southeast Missouri State earns first NCAA bid
SKIP LATT, Associated Press Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Mike Branson
scored 21 points to lead Southeast Missouri
State to a 67-56 victory over Murray State on
Sunday in the championship game of the
Ohio Valley Conference tournament and the
Indians' first NCAA tournament berth.
The loss ended Murray State's three-year
run as league champion, including last
season's buzzer-beating win over the
Indians.
The Indians put the clamps on Murray
State guard Aubrey Reese, holding the
OVC's player of the year to three points on
1-of-18 shooting. It was Reese's last-second
shot that handed the Racers the 62-61 win in
last year's championship game.
Southeast Missouri took control of the
game with defense, holding the Racers to six
points over the final 8:30.
Michael Stokes gave the Indians (24-6)
the lead for good, breaking a 50-50 tie with
a jumper with 8:02 left to play.
Murray State (23-9) closed within 54-52
on a basket by Aaron Page but would add
only one more basket and two free throws
the rest of the way.
A 3-pointer by Branson upped the
Southeast Missouri lead to 57-52 with 4:01
remaining. That was the Indians' last field
goal, but they converted 10 of 12 free throws
in the final minute to seal their NCAA bid.
Isaac Spender topped Murray State with
25 points and nine rebounds.
Roderick Johnson added 14 points for
Southeast Missouri, while Antonio Short had
13 and Stokes 10.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 39 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 20, 2000 (20:44) * 1 lines 
 
I know no one cares for the NIT but Penn State just beat Sienna 105 - 103 and will play Kent in the semi-finals on Wednesday. I am overjoyed. The Lady Lions are also winners in the Big Ladies Dance (or should that be, the Ladies Big Dance?!)


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 40 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar 22, 2000 (20:12) * 3 lines 
 
Penn State 81

Kent 74



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 41 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (11:28) * 51 lines 
 
http://www.sportingnews.com/voices/mike_decourcy/20000326.html

Utes make a point to fill the point
by Mike DeCourcy
Well-traveled point guard Travis Spivey, previously at Georgia Tech
and Iowa State, will take his crack at solving the point guard
vacancy that hurt Utah's chances to excel this season. Spivey spent
the year at Salt Lake Community College and made a verbal commitment
to join the Utes in 2000-01. . . .

Iowa State will not get to add 6-11 center Ernest Brown next season.
A New York native who played this year at Indian Hills CC in Iowa, he
signed a letter of intent in the fall but is not expected to enroll
and likely will enter the NBA draft. . . .

A member of Georgia Tech point guard Tony Akins' family has made
telephone calls to some Division I schools to gauge their interest in
accepting Akins as a transfer. He averaged 11.5 points and 3.6
assists as a sophomore this season. . . .

Murray State is investigating the possibility of gaining a fourth
year of eligibility for star forward Isaac Spencer, who led the
Racers to the NCAA Tournament in two of his three seasons. . . .

San Diego State has expressed interest in former Georgetown point
guard Kenny Brunner, who spent this season at the College of Southern
Idaho. . . .

Before Naismith Trophy winner Kenyon Martin of Cincinnati broke his
leg earlier this month, he planned on competing in the Nike Desert
Classic pre-draft event for top seniors, even though it was clear he
would be chosen among the first few picks.

He obviously did not have an agent when he returned the materials to
the NBA Scouting Service indicating his intention to play -- an agent
likely would have recommended against it -- but the pro scouts were
impressed by his desire to compete. . . .

Michigan State does not look like it is going away for a while. While
the Spartans were playing Iowa State in the NCAA Midwest Regional
final, their two top recruits were playing for state titles. Guard
Marcus Taylor led Lansing's Waverly High into the Michigan state
title game, and power forward Zach Randolph and Marion High met
Bloomington North in the Indiana championship. . . .

Center Darius Mancell of Detroit's Pershing High has attracted the
attention of Ohio State, which had success turning the similarly
built Ken Johnson into a Big Ten star. Mancell might not be ready to
contribute immediately at a high-major level.




 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 42 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (11:47) * 14 lines 
 
Marchups for the Mens Final Four
Michigan State vs U of North Carolina
Florida vs Wisconsin

Women's Regional championship game
Penn State vs Lousiana Tech

Men's NIT
Penn State vs Notre Dame
North Carolina State vs Wake Forest

Women's NIT Championship game
Florida vs Wisconsin



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 43 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (20:39) * 7 lines 
 
Women's Regional championship game

Penn State 86

Lousiana Tech 65


Penn State goes to the final four in Philadelphia and plays UConn on Friday.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 44 of 80: terry (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (22:19) * 1 lines 
 
Boo, I like Leon Barmore's La Tech.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 45 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (23:02) * 1 lines 
 
Sorry about that. We played better than they did. From the outset. Why does no one care for Penn State? Have we offended you in some way?


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 46 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 27, 2000 (23:03) * 1 lines 
 
Btw, I am very protective and loyal to those I love.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 47 of 80: terry (sprin5) * Tue, Mar 28, 2000 (08:54) * 1 lines 
 
Nothing agin' Penn State, I just like La Tech because they seem to have a good program year after year, and their coach looks like a caricature of Walter Mathau. Now what better reason could you have than that?


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 48 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar 28, 2000 (12:05) * 1 lines 
 
A pretty and articulate lady coach who is not a butch member of the male-haters. She always looks lovely, speaks well, and gets as enthusiastic as any other coach while remaining dignified. You like funny-looking coaches? There are jillions of them in men's basketball (Tarkanian for one). PS has not gotten much press (what else is new) so you have no idea how good the program is or isn't. The have been consistently in the top 10 for years now...and that's about all you hear about them! Check them out...for me, if for nothing else. We won yesterday because we played the better game.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 49 of 80: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar 28, 2000 (12:06) * 1 lines 
 
Rene (ReeNee, remember)Portland qualifies as a babe, btw. My opinion, as a woman, but not on my list *grin*


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 50 of 80: terry (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (03:02) * 1 lines 
 
Pat Summit is a great coach. She gets Tenn. in there year after year.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 51 of 80: Nittany Lion  (MarciaH) * Fri, Apr 28, 2000 (13:31) * 31 lines 
 
NCAA Approves Rule Changes
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - The NCAA Division I board of directors
unanimously approved rules changes Thursday, including a rule that would
eliminate mens summer recruiting in 2002. Penn State president Graham
Spanier, the chairman of the board of directors explained, "The board is
eliminating summer basketball environments as we now know it." Spanier
continued, "We will scale back in 2001, then we will replace it in 2002."
Coaches are currently allowed 24 days of recruiting during the summer,
including attending basketball camps sponsored by shoe manufacturers
such as Nike and Adidas. The NCAA cant prohibit the camps from
happening, but can disallow the coaches from being present. The rule
changes have the possibility of being overturned by the membership, but
that is not likely. The board of directors also decided to put together a
basketball issues committee, headed by Syracuse chancellor Kenneth
Shaw. Their first line of business will be to design a new approach for the
summer recruiting in 2002. Also approved was a rule that would allow
mens and womens basketball recruits to receive scholarships to attend
summer school classes before their first semester. The NCAA will provide
$3 million per year to provide up to 50-percent of an institutions cost. The
board also approved a two-tier system for punishing student athletes
engaged in sports gambling. The first tier would be for those who try to
influence the outcome of a game, influence a games scoring margin,
solicit or accept a bet or take part in any form of gambling involving games
played by their school. Violators would permanently lose eligibility in all
sports. The second-tier would involve the rest of the gamblers who solicit
or accept a bet in any gambling activity involving intercollegiate athletics or
professional athletics. The violators will be ineligible for all regular and
post-season competition for at least a year and will lose a year of
eligibility. The board approved legislation that would not allow midyear
transfers to be eligible for competition until the following academic year.
This rule includes both two and four year schools.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 52 of 80: NittanyLion   (MarciaH) * Mon, May 15, 2000 (20:37) * 17 lines 
 
Indiana Coach Bobby Knight Put on Warning
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Indiana University on Monday punished volatile
basketball coach Bob Knight and said he will be fired if he engages in any
more ``abusive and embarrassing behavior'' in the aftermath of a taped
incident where he appeared to grab a player by the neck.
University President Myles Brand said Knight would be suspended for three
games in the upcoming 2000-2001 season and docked $30,000 in pay.
Knight, 59, has won three national titles and 11 Big Ten crowns during his 29
years at Indiana a career punctuated by a legendary temper that has
exploded in verbal locker room scaldings and courtside chair-tossing antics.
On March 23 Brand ordered an investigation into allegations by a former
player, Neil Reed, that Knight grabbed him by the throat during a practice in
1997.
Brand told a news conference that the actions against Knight will send a
``clear message'' that ``abusive and embarrassing behavior will not be
tolerated,'' adding that it was a ``zero tolerance'' policy.



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 53 of 80: NittanyLion   (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 22, 2000 (12:19) * 7 lines 
 
The Big Island Invitational Basketball Tournament starts on Firday which means that I get Thanksgiving dinner at the pre-tournament banquet watching half-naked male Hawaiian dancers
gyrate just overhead (they sit me next to the stage!) What I won't do for sports!!!

Teams participating are Tulane, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Appalachian State, Montana State, San Francisco, and UH Hilo. I am sure we will be gracious hosts and lose to everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving all - Hauoli La Ho'omaika'i



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 54 of 80: NittanyLion   (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 22, 2000 (12:38) * 78 lines 
 
Ignorance equals heartache, not bliss

by Dave Kindred

The best writing provokes thought, not always happy thought. Such a
piece of writing appeared last week in the Huntington (W.Va.)
Herald-Dispatch. Sports columnist Ernie Salvatore began:

"After 30 years, a remarkable juxtaposition has occurred. The
Marshall plane crash was reborn this week as a national news story
from its old status as an overlooked football footnote.

"So, the attention after 360 months of struggle with closure here has
been refreshing. Oddly, ESPN's 'Remembering Marshall: Thirty Years
Later,' and PBS' 'Ashes to Glory' premiere Sunday at the Keith-Albee
Theater, didn't reopen old wounds. Neither did nightmares reoccur.
The flashbacks of faces and scenes, locked in the time warp of autumn
1970, were as healing as psychological releases.

"Now, the whole world knows, or should, that what the media had been
stubbornly ignoring for 360 months -- the Marshall 'mystique' --
wasn't a typical rah-rah college town-and-gown love affair with a
football team. Hatched here in The Great Depression, the plane crash
gave it a dimension that, only now, is being expanded in its
rediscovery.

"But it wasn't always thus . . ."

Here Salvatore yields his space to a column written six days after
the crash by Jay Searcy, then the sports editor of The Chattanooga
(Tenn.) Times.

Searcy first railed against the absence of national media covering
the tragedy. Washington, New York and Chicago had reporters there.
"And that's about it," Searcy said.

The big-time sports columnists whose presence 30 years ago gave
significance to an event weren't there. Searcy named seven of the
time's most prominent sportswriters -- all absent.

"Sports Illustrated wasn't even there," Searcy wrote. "You know why?"


Then he delivered an insight so brilliant it hurts.

"Because it was Marshall -- struggling, little-known, unranked,
kicked-around Marshall, whose student body stayed up all night
celebrating when the team finally ended a losing streak after 27
games.

"Do you know when the president of the United States (Richard Nixon)
got around to sending a telegram of sympathy to Marshall University?
Late Tuesday night (three days after the crash). It was an
afterthought. Maybe it doesn't surprise you, but it surprised me that
the majority of football-playing colleges in this nation didn't
bother to send Marshall a note or anything."

The plane crash killed 70 passengers: players, coaches, students,
administrators. It remains the greatest tragedy in American athletic
history.

Yet, when it happened, it was mostly ignored because -- here is the
shameful truth made clear by Searcy -- it wasn't Notre Dame going
down, it wasn't Alabama, it wasn't the New York Yankees. It was
Marshall, which was, in the national media, a nowhere team from a
nowhere place, so who cares?

That was my first year as a sports columnist. I worked in Louisville,
Ky., maybe 125 miles from Huntington. I didn't write a word about the
Marshall plane crash. The week of the memorial services, I was on the
road with the Kentucky Colonels, a professional basketball team.

The things we do when we're young and stupid.

Dave Kindred is a contributing writer for The Sporting News.





 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 55 of 80: NittanyLion   (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 29, 2000 (17:24) * 27 lines 
 
College Basketball Odds - November 29, 2000

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG
at Virginia 10 Purdue
at Kent 7 1/2 St. Bonaventure
at Toledo 4 1/2 Detroit
at E. Michigan 8 Wis.-Green Bay
at Michigan St. 6 1/2 North Carolina
at Providence 5 Fla. International
at Dayton 2 Cincinnati
at Florida St. Pk Minnesota
at Ill.-Chicago 6 N. Illinois
at St. Joseph's 12 Old Dominion
at Drake 3 Cent. Michigan
Indiana 2 at Indiana St.
at Saint Louis Pk California
Maryland 3 Wisconsin-x
SMU 4 at New Mexico St.
at N.C. State 5 Penn St.
at Arizona 13 1/2 Gonzaga
San Diego 3 1/2 at UC Irvine
at Nevada 8 1/2 Arkansas St.
Washington St. 4 at Idaho
at UCLA 19 UC Santa Barbara
at San Jose St. 1 1/2 Santa Clara
x-at Milwaukee



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 56 of 80: spring training (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 12, 2001 (14:55) * 1 lines 
 
This years 2001 March Madness Pool is here.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 57 of 80: spring training (sprin5) * Mon, Mar 12, 2001 (14:58) * 83 lines 
 

Rules for the March Madness Pool:

1) To enter the pool, submit your predictions for ALL 63 games of the
NCAA Men's basketball tournament by posting in topic 1095 in the sports
conference.

Entry posts should be in this format:


EAST
1st round: (list winners of the 8 1st-round games)
2nd round: (list winners of the 4 2nd-round games)
3rd round: (list winners of the regional semis)
Champion: (list E regional champion)

WEST
1st round: (list winners of the 8 1st-round games)
2nd round: (list winners of the 4 2nd-round games)
3rd round: (list winners of the regional semis)
Champion: (list W regional champion)

SOUTH
1st round: (list winners of the 8 1st-round games)
2nd round: (list winners of the 4 2nd-round games)
3rd round: (list winners of the regional semis)
Champion: (list S regional champion)

MIDWEST
1st round: (list winners of the 8 1st-round games)
2nd round: (list winners of the 4 2nd-round games)
3rd round: (list winners of the regional semis)
Champion: (list MW regional champion)

FINAL FOUR
Semis: (list winners of semifinals; E vs W, S vs MW)
Final: (list this year's tournament winner)

Your submission must be received before the first game of the tournament
starts play.


2) Your score for each correct prediction is as follows:


1st Round: 3 points, plus the seed number of the winner ( 4-19 pts)

2nd Round: 5 points, plus the seed number of the winner ( 6-21 pts)

3rd Round: 11 points, plus the seed number of the winner (12-27 pts)

4th Round: 19 points, plus the seed number of the winner (20-35 pts)

Semifinal: 30 points

Final: 40 points

If you predict all favorites, and you get all 63 games correct, you'll
score 640 points. If you predict every higher-seeded team to be upset, and
predict the Final Four correctly as well, you could conceivably score 1260
points!


EAST WEST SOUTH MIDWEST
1 Duke Stanford Michigan State Illinois
16 Monmouth UNC Greensboro Alabama State Nw state/Winthrop
8 Georgia Georgia Tech California Tennessee
9 Missouri St. Joseph's Fresno State Charlotte

5 Ohio State Cincinnati Virginia Syracuse
12 Utah State BYU Gonzaga Hawaii
4 UCLA Indiana Oklahoma Kansas
13 Hofstra Kent State Indiana State CS Northridge

3 Boston College Maryland Florida Mississippi
14 Southern Utah George Mason Western Kentucky Iona
6 USC Wisconsin Texas Notre Dame
11 Oklahoma State Georgia State Temple Xavier

7 Iowa Arkansas Penn State Wake Forest
10 Creighton Georgetown Providence Butler
2 Kentucky Iowa State North Carolina Arizona
15 Holy Cross Hampton Princeton Eastern Illinois


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 58 of 80: spring training (sprin5) * Thu, Mar 15, 2001 (08:24) * 5 lines 
 
Here's your printable bracket.

http://espn.go.com/i/ncb/ncaatourney01/menprbracket.gif




 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 59 of 80: NittanyLion   (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar 20, 2001 (18:23) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks for that - I was sure Penn State had been eliminate long ago... who'd have imagined we'd make it to the Sweet Sixteen!


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 60 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Apr 29, 2001 (18:31) * 1 lines 
 
Duke again!


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 61 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Mar 17, 2004 (10:13) * 47 lines 
 

St. Louis (Midwest) regional:

1-16 Kentucky vs Lehigh/Florida A&M
8- 9 Washington vs UAB
5-12 Providence vs Pacific
4-13 Kansas vs Illinois-Chicago
3-14 Georgia Tech vs Northern Iowa
6-11 Boston College vs Utah
7-10 Michigan State vs Nevada
2-15 Gonzaga vs Valparaiso

East Rutherford (East) regional:

1-16 St Joseph's vs Liberty
8- 9 Texas Tech vs Charlotte
5-12 Florida vs Manhattan
4-13 Wake Forest vs Va Commonwealth
3-14 Pittsburgh vs Central Florida
7-10 Memphis vs South Carolina
2-15 Oklahoma State vs Eastern Washington


Atlanta (South) regional:

1-16 Duke vs Alabama State
8- 9 Seton Hall vs Arizona
5-12 Illinois vs Murray State
4-13 Cincinnati vs E Tennessee State
*3-14 Texas vs Princeton ***********************
6-11 North Carolina vs Air Force
7-10 Xavier vs Louisville
2-15 Mississippi State vs Monmouth


Phoenix (West) regional:

1-16 Stanford vs Texas-San Antonio
8- 9 Alabama vs Southern Illinois
5-12 Syracuse vs Brigham Young
4-13 Maryland vs UTEP
3-14 N C State vs La Lafayette
6-11 Vanderbilt vs W Michigan
7-10 DePaul vs Dayton
2-15 Connecticut vs Vermont

Schedules to come.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 62 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Mar 17, 2004 (10:16) * 25 lines 
 
Here are the seeds:

South West East Midwest
1 Duke Stanford St Joseph's Kentucky
16 Alabama State UT San Antonio Liberty Lehigh/Fl A&M
8 Seton Hall Alabama Texas Tech Washington
9 Arizona So Illinois Charlotte UAB
5 Illinois Syracuse Florida Providence
12 Murray State Brigham Young Manhattan Pacific
4 Cincinnati Maryland Wake Forest Kansas
13 E Tennessee St UTEP Va Commonwealth Illinois-Chicago
3 Texas No Carolina St Pittsburgh Georgia Tech
14 Princeton La Lafayette Central Florida Northern Iowa
6 North Carolina Vanderbilt Wisconsin Boston College
11 Air Force W Michigan Richmond Utah
7 Xavier DePaul Memphis Michigan State
10 Louisville Dayton South Carolina Nevada
2 Mississippi St Connecticut Oklahoma State Gonzaga
15 Monmouth Vermont E Washington Valparaiso

The South/West regionals play their games on Thursday and Saturday, while
the East and Midwest play their games on Friday and Sunday.

The semifinals will be South vs West, and East vs Midwest.



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 63 of 80: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Wed, Mar  2, 2005 (14:16) * 32 lines 
 
CARY, N.C., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments starting in two weeks and with Selection Sunday (March 13) even sooner, talk of March Madness, brackets and bubble-busters is reaching a fever pitch. Two business professors and self-professed sports fanatics are trying to take some of the madness out of the month, and in the process, provide insight into how technology solves critical business problems.

Jay Coleman, an operations management professor at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and Allen Lynch, an economics professor at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., will once again apply analytic software from SAS, the leader in business intelligence and business analytics software, to predict "at-large" teams -- those teams that did not get automatic bids to the Tournaments.

Over the past 11 years, their NCAA "Dance Card," powered by SASŪ software, has boasted an impressive 94% accuracy rate. Coleman and Lynch will be making this year's final predictions on Selection Sunday, but you can see their current analysis, which is updated regularly, at Dancecard.unf.edu.

According to the professors, the accuracy of their Dance Card, and the factors and weights included in it, suggest that the tournament selection committees are fairly predictable in their decisions ... despite barbs from fans, teams and the media.

Predicting winners and upsets

This year, Coleman and Lynch have added a new wrinkle to their analytical playbook. They have constructed a model, again using SAS software, that predicts the winner of any given tournament game.

When other key performance factors are combined with the difference in RPI, the NCAA's Ratings Percentage Index, the professors' model achieved excellent results when run against data from the last four tournaments (2001- 2004):


* 75 percent accuracy overall
* 78 percent accuracy in the first round
* 72 percent accuracy in rounds 2-6
* 66 percent accuracy in "close" games (i.e., games in which the two
teams are within 10 spots of each other in the RPI ranking) And the model also was accurate at predicting upsets:
* 74 percent accuracy whenever it predicts an upset (i.e., when it
predicts that the team with the higher RPI has less than a 50 percent
chance of winning the game)
* 86 percent accuracy whenever it predicts a more certain upset (i.e.,
when it predicts that the higher-ranked team has less than a 40 percent
chance of winning the game) More prediction, less description: basketball as a (business) metaphor

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 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 64 of 80: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Wed, Mar  2, 2005 (14:22) * 11 lines 
 
Let the Madness Begin!

To college basketball junkies, Tuesday is the real start of "March Madness." That's because today marks the start of the "lesser" conference tournaments_those that are in the leagues in which you have to win to get in the Big Dance. Here's a look at the league tournaments that start Tuesday:

Big South: The final is Saturday (noon EST, ESPN2). The league will get one NCAA bid. Winthrop (24-5) won the regular-season title by four games and is one of just two teams in the nine-team league to finish above .500. The Eagles should roll to their fifth title in seven seasons. PREDICTED WINNER: Winthrop.

Horizon: The final is March 8 (9 p.m. EST, ESPN). The league will get one NCAA bid. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (22-5) won the regular season by four games, gets a bye into the semifinals and is aiming for its second NCAA bid in three seasons. Wisconsin-Green Bay looked like a legitimate contender until losing three of its final four regular-season games. Detroit is the darkhorse. PREDICTED WINNER: UW-Milwaukee.

Ohio Valley: The final is Saturday (3 p.m. EST, ESPN2). The league will get one NCAA bid. Tennessee Tech (17-10), which hasn't been to the NCAAs since 1963, won the league by one game over Eastern Kentucky and perennial power Murray State. Each of the top three comes in having won five of its past six. PREDICTED WINNER: Eastern Kentucky.




 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 65 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Mar  2, 2005 (17:14) * 1 lines 
 
My favorite teams are Texas, Texas Tech, Illinois and Mizzou.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 66 of 80: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Sat, Mar  5, 2005 (12:28) * 14 lines 
 
The NCAA tournament for dummies, an excerpt:

Every year the National Collegiate Athletic Association holds a 64 (65 this year) team bastketball tournament for the men's and womens division 1 schools. Since the tournament runs through the month of march, it is known as "march madness." It provides an excuse for, among other things, the premption of TV shows, a derth of betting on the actions of college students (kids), heated water cooler arguments about schools most people can't find (Xavier? Holy Cross? McNeese St.?), Grown men with jobs in offices will talk about "seeding" as though they plan on plowing the back 40 after they get home from their engineering jobs at applied dynamics corp., and finally the tournament gives an excuse for people who didn't go to college to take an active interest in college athletics.

Now, During the tournament, the teams are broken into brackets of 16. These are the South, East, West, and Midwest. (Apparently "North" didn't get adequate protection under affirmative action coverage.) These brackets consist of 16 teams, and have nothing to do with geographic locations. (Utah and Indiana, for instance, played in the "South" region, while Boston University and Cinncinnati played in the "West." Up yours Rand Mcnally.) As the teams "come down to the wire" (read: eliminate each other in wild mismatches for the first two rounds. Example: Winthrop played perrenial powerhouse Duke in round one. The Christians had a better chance against the Lions.) (Actual lions, not the Detroit Lions.) (Your Average Christian could defeat the Detroit Lions, with or without playing a decent run defense.)


Here's the Mathematics part. There are 64 teams playing. each team can only win or lose. By my math that leaves 2^64 possible combinations for the bracket, or 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 possible permutations for the bracket. But, that doesn't count that in each round, a set of teams gets eliminated. A more accurate (I think) set of computations would work back from the final game. In the championship game, there can be one of two winners, team a or team b. so you get 2^1. in the round before, there are 4 possible out comes. Team a beats team d, team d beats team a, team b beats team c, or team c beats team b. So we get 2^2. double this to move back a bracket for 2^4, then 2^8, 2^16, then 2^32. Add the sum of these squares and you get 4,295,033,110. that should be the most accurate number of outcomes for a tournament bracket.

So how did I do? At the bottom of the page is a scanned picture of the bracket I filled out. Take my word for it, I filled it out around march 12th, the day of this years "play in" game. (a chance for two very small schools play each other for the right to be fed to the top seeded team in the east region.) In round 1, of a possible 32 games, I was correct on 21 of the games. Not bad, but round 1 is easy. Very few 16th seed teams will beat a number 1 seed (although it has happened twice in the last three years.) For round 2, I managed only 10 of 16 games, but since there were teams I had chosen to advance into round 2 that didn't make it out of round 1, this isn't as bad as it seems. Round three left me with only 4 of 8 (Damn you Alabama and Miami.) Round four upped me to 3 of 4, and in the championship game, only one of the two teams was one I had chosen, the eventual tournament champion, The University of Maryland. Below is a link to the bracket itself, which may give you a better idea of what I'm talking
bout. You'll notice the two blurred out areas. Advertisers be damned.





 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 67 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Mar  5, 2005 (18:04) * 2 lines 
 
The tournament selection is the evening of Sunday, March 13



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 68 of 80: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Mon, Mar  7, 2005 (08:46) * 108 lines 
 
Current ESPN Rankings:


RANK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1. Illinois (31) 28-0 775 1
Last Week: Def. Northwestern 84-48 (2/23)
This Week: Def. Purdue 84-50 (3/3), Lost to Ohio State 65-64 (3/6) Tickets

2. North Carolina 24-3 742 2
Last Week: Def. N.C. State 81-71 (2/22), Def. Maryland 85-83 (2/27)
This Week: Def. Florida State 91-76 (3/3), Def. No. 6 Duke 75-73 (3/6) Tickets

3. Kentucky 22-3 691 5
Last Week: Def. Auburn 81-73 (2/23), Def. No. 14 Alabama 78-71 (2/26)
This Week: Def. Tennessee 73-61 (3/2), Lost to Florida 53-52 (3/6) Tickets

4. Wake Forest 24-4 673 6
Last Week: Def. Longwood 88-47 (2/23), Def. Virginia 90-68 (2/27)
This Week: Def. Georgia Tech 98-91 (3/2), Def. N.C. State 55-53 (3/6) Tickets

5. Boston College 23-2 648 3
Last Week: Lost to No. 24 Villanova 76-70 (2/23), Def. Seton Hall 70-58 (2/26)
This Week: Lost to No. 24 Pittsburgh 72-50 (2/28), Def. Rutgers 78-66 (3/5) Tickets

6. Duke 21-4 579 10
Last Week: Def. Georgia Tech 60-56 (2/23), Def. St. John's 58-47 (2/26)
This Week: Def. Miami 83-59 (3/3), Lost to No. 2 North Carolina 75-73 (3/6) Tickets

7. Kansas 21-4 555 7
Last Week: Lost to No. 23 Oklahoma 71-63 (2/21), Def. No. 4 Oklahoma State 81-79 (2/27)
This Week: Def. Kansas State 72-65 (3/2), Lost to Missouri 72-68 (3/6) Tickets

8. Oklahoma State 20-5 542 4
Last Week: Lost to Nebraska 74-67 (2/22), Lost to No. 7 Kansas 81-79 (2/27)
This Week: Def. Texas A&M 69-63 (3/2), Lost to Texas 74-73 (3/5) Tickets

9. Louisville 24-4 524 11
Last Week: Def. Memphis 53-44 (2/26)
This Week: Def. No. 18 Charlotte 94-82 (3/3), Def. DePaul 66-62 (3/5) Tickets

10. Washington 23-4 499 13
Last Week: Def. Arizona State 90-82 (2/24), Def. No. 8 Arizona 93-85 (2/26)
This Week: Def. California 106-73 (3/3), Lost to Stanford 77-67 (3/5) Tickets

11. Arizona 24-5 480 8
Last Week: Def. Washington State 57-56 (2/24), Lost to No. 13 Washington 93-85 (2/26)
This Week: Def. Arizona State 70-68 (3/5) Tickets

12. Michigan State 20-5 431 9
Last Week: Def. No. 20 Wisconsin 77-64 (2/24), Lost to Indiana 78-74 (2/27)
This Week: Def. Northwestern 69-58 (3/2), Def. Penn State 90-64 (3/5) Tickets

13. Gonzaga 22-4 376 16
Last Week: Def. Portland 84-68 (2/24)
This Week: Def. Northern Colorado 87-60 (2/28), Def. San Diego 90-74 (3/6) Tickets

13. Syracuse 24-5 376 15
Last Week: Def. St. John's 83-69 (2/23), Def. Providence 91-66 (2/26)
This Week: Lost to No. 16 Connecticut 88-70 (3/5) Tickets

15. Utah 24-4 354 12
Last Week: Lost to New Mexico 65-54 (2/21), Def. BYU 69-60 (2/26)
This Week: Def. San Diego State 72-60 (3/5) Tickets

16. Connecticut 19-6 276 19
Last Week: Def. Notre Dame 88-74 (2/21), Def. No. 17 Pittsburgh 73-64 (2/26)
This Week: Def. Georgetown 83-64 (3/2), Def. No. 13 Syracuse 88-70 (3/5) Tickets

17. Pacific 23-2 272 18
Last Week: Def. CS Northridge 75-61 (2/26)
This Week: Def. Cal State Fullerton 92-88 (3/3), Def. UC Riverside 64-48 (3/5) Tickets

18. Charlotte 21-4 226 21
Last Week: Def. Memphis 80-77 (2/23), Def. Southern Miss 81-58 (2/26)
This Week: Lost to No. 9 Louisville 94-82 (3/3), Lost to South Florida 85-73 (3/5) Tickets

19. Alabama 21-6 210 14
Last Week: Lost to LSU 61-59 (2/22), Lost to No. 5 Kentucky 78-71 (2/26)
This Week: Def. Auburn 94-53 (3/2), Def. Mississippi St. 68-63 (3/5) Tickets

20. Oklahoma 21-6 184 23
Last Week: Def. No. 7 Kansas 71-63 (2/21), Def. Baylor 103-60 (2/26)
This Week: Def. Texas 74-58 (2/28), Def. Texas Tech 74-54 (3/5) Tickets

21. Cincinnati 22-6 175 22
Last Week: Def. Marquette 80-68 (2/24), Def. TCU 89-74 (2/26)
This Week: Def. Tulane 77-56 (3/2), Def. Memphis 62-60 (3/5) Tickets

22. Villanova 19-6 135 24
Last Week: Def. No. 3 Boston College 76-70 (2/23), Def. Georgetown 67-56 (2/27)
This Week: Def. Seton Hall 79-58 (3/2), Def. St. John's 70-68 (3/5) Tickets

23. Wisconsin 18-7 125 20
Last Week: Lost to No. 9 Michigan State 77-64 (2/24), Def. Ohio State 64-56 (2/27)
This Week: Def. Indiana 62-60 (3/1), Def. Purdue 64-52 (3/5) Tickets

24. Pittsburgh 18-7 86 17
Last Week: Lost to West Virginia 70-66 (2/23), Lost to No. 19 Connecticut 73-64 (2/26)
This Week: Def. No. 5 Boston College 72-50 (2/28), Def. Notre Dame 85-77 (3/5) Tickets

25. Southern Illinois 24-6 43 NR
Last Week: Def. Northern Iowa 76-69 (2/23), Def. Wichita State 65-55 (2/26)
This Week: Def. Indiana State 60-52 (2/28), Def. Indiana State 64-49 (3/5), Lost to SMS 65-61 (3/6) Tickets

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Nevada 25, Florida 16, Maryland 11, Holy Cross 10, LSU 6, Texas 6, Wisc. Milwaukee 6, St. Mary's (CA) 4, Texas Tech 3, Old Dominion 3, DePaul 2, New Mexico 2, Minnesota 1, Geo Washington 1, GEOWASHINGTON 1, Texas A&M 1, TEXAS AM 1, UTEP 1.




 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 69 of 80: Conf admin  (cfadm) * Mon, Mar  7, 2005 (08:47) * 1 lines 
 
Doesn't show Illinois loss to Ohio State last night.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 70 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar  7, 2005 (09:20) * 9 lines 
 
Illinois was the only top rated team to lose. They had company.

3 Kentucky
7 Kansas
8 Oklahoma State lost to the Texas Longhorns
10 Washington
13 Syracuse
Duke lost to UNC Sunday also.



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 71 of 80: Conf admin (cfadm) * Tue, Mar 15, 2005 (09:05) * 31 lines 
 

CHICAGO
1st round: IL TX AL BC LSU AZ SIU OKST
2nd round: IL BC AZ OKST
Semis: IL OkST
Champ: IL

ALBUQUERQUE
1st round: WA PITT GT LOU TT UCLA WV Wake
2nd round: WA LOU TT Wake
Semis: WA TT
Champ: TT

AUSTIN
1st round: Duke Stan MI St Syr UT OK Cin KY
2nd round: Duke Syr OK Ky
Semis: Duke OK
Champ: OK

SYRACUSE
1st round: NC MN Vill FL WI KS NCST CT
2nd round: NC FL KS Ct
Semis: NC KS
Champ: Kansas

FINAL FOUR
Semis: IL OK
Champ: IL


These are my predictions.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 72 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Dec 11, 2005 (19:18) * 4 lines 
 
http://www.ncaasports.com/mmod

free this year, March Madness on Demand



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 73 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Mar 24, 2006 (06:33) * 23 lines 
 
Wow, Duke got beat by LSU last night. LSU's Tigers held JJ Reddick from
scoring and played well at both ends of the court. LSU ran the floor and
got a lot of fast break baskets, a lot of them on putbacks.

LSU will be in the elite 8 on Saturday. LSU has the "big baby" Glenn who
scored 14 points, he looks a slight bit like George Foreman.

I haven't seen last nights Horns games as I tivoed it. So I'm avoiding
any sports websites this morning till I watch the game.

LSU is such an athletic team with such great shot blockers and so much
paint presence that they have to be considered a contender.

I haven't seen the Zags game either, as it was played last night along
with the Texas game.

The Bradley Braves, seeded 13, got beat by the Memphis team. I was really
rooting for Uncle Harold's team as the cinderella team of this years final
four. But it was not to be. Bradley only shot 35% so obviously Memphis
bothered them on defense. Memphis (1) 80 Bradley (13) 64.

So, Texas on tivo. Up next.



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 74 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Mar 24, 2006 (06:38) * 2 lines 
 
Texas "makes their money with the muscle inside" says Dick Enberg, and W VA makes their money outside. Kevin Pittsnogle is the big man for W VA, that name is just plain scary.



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 75 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Mar 24, 2006 (12:21) * 6 lines 
 
Texas won.

Duke lost and LSU won.

So Texas LSU should be a great physical matchup. Duke couldn't play the physical style of ball LSU played, but Texas may be able to.



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 76 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Mar 30, 2006 (20:24) * 1 lines 
 
Watching the NIT final tonight. Reynaldo Balkman is the star of the S Carolina team who knocked Louisville (sorry Marci) out of the semifinals with a superstart performance. And he's looking strong tonight in their victory over Michigan. Remember Michigan and the Fab 5? They're playing in the frackin' "NIT".


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 77 of 80: yapper (cfadm) * Sat, Mar 17, 2007 (17:56) * 10 lines 
 
Watching Texas A&M vs. Louisville. Louisville 53 Tex A&M 54 w 9:44 to play.

Winner goes to Sweet 16.

Texas won their first round game.

Florida or Ohio State are the favorites.

Texas has the the best player in the nation.



 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 78 of 80: yapper (cfadm) * Sat, Mar 17, 2007 (17:59) * 1 lines 
 
These two teams are really getting at it.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 79 of 80: Paul Terry Walhus  (paul) * Sat, Dec 19, 2009 (15:17) * 1 lines 
 
watching great Texas vs North Carolina game.


 Topic 42 of 83 [sports]: College basketball and March madness
 Response 80 of 80: yapper (cfadm) * Wed, Feb  3, 2010 (06:04) * 3 lines 
 
Texas climbed to number 1 then dropped 3 of 5 gaames to move to 9th.
But in just a few days they play number one Kansas in Austin.


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