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post #256 of 274
Calipari v. Self again. Bill Self seems like a friendly guy, and I'd like to see him beat Calipari. Maybe if Calipari gets his title he'll leave for the NBA, so this game could be a win-win for college basketball.
post #257 of 274
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I really, really hope Kansas can find a way to win this game. They need to beat UK, though unlikely.

Even if UK wins it will get vacated in a few years anyway. sly.gif
post #258 of 274
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Originally Posted by Spaceman Spiff View Post

Even if UK wins it will get vacated in a few years anyway. sly.gif

Yeah, Calipari has a track record for this. Wouldn't surprise me at all; in fact, I expect it to happen.
post #259 of 274
Anybody watching the womens Final Four? peepwall[1].gif
post #260 of 274
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Anybody watching the womens Final Four? peepwall[1].gif
I haven't followed the women's teams, but i might watch the championship game if it sounds like it's gonna be good.
post #261 of 274
Kentucky is -7 right now. That's a lot of points. Butler was a 6.5 point underdog to Duke in 2010, but aside from that, I can't really remember a bigger favorite in the title game since Maryland played Indiana in 2002.

I'd like to be wrong, but I don't think Kansas can really do it. All of the story lines and karma are just sort of falling into place for a big Kentucky win. It might not even be competitive.
post #262 of 274
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Kentucky is -7 right now. That's a lot of points. Butler was a 6.5 point underdog to Duke in 2010, but aside from that, I can't really remember a bigger favorite in the title game since Maryland played Indiana in 2002.
I'd like to be wrong, but I don't think Kansas can really do it. All of the story lines and karma are just sort of falling into place for a big Kentucky win. It might not even be competitive.

You are pretty much right. Kansas should have lost all of the last 4 games, yet their opponents seem to fall asleep at the wheel every time. It's a classic case of falling up. I really don't see this being close.
post #263 of 274
Kentucky is rightfully favored, and I think they win, but this game is going to be close. There's just something about New Orleans Final Fours (1982, 1987, 1993, 2003).
post #264 of 274
Kansas has a way of exploding with energy and good luck at the end. They trailed Purdue for most of the game, yet won. Trailed OSU by as much as 13, and won that one, too. I'm hoping and wishing for a similar performance by them tonight, but I think their luck is going to run out with Kentucky.
post #265 of 274
It's not looking good at all for the Jayhawks right now, but I won't give them the benediction until I see how they come out in the second half.
post #266 of 274
Ugh. Kansas can't hit the broad side of a barn.
post #267 of 274
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Game is just what we thought it would be :yawnz:
post #268 of 274
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Game is just what we thought it would be :yawnz:
Yep, not sure I'll stick around for the second half.
post #269 of 274
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Ugh. Kansas can't hit the broad side of a barn.

I agree. Additionally they couldn't hit the broad side of a barn since round 2, and honestly had no business being in the final game. KU had a cake walk of a tournament, Ohio State was their only competition prior to this. Ohio State kicked KU's ass for 39 minutes then gave KU the game. UNC would have wiped the floor with KU if Marshall would have played, and if Roy would have recognized the triangle 2 defense. Purdue's coach fell asleep at the wheel, and gave up the game with 1:12 ish left to play.

Luck/playing double digit seeds/facing teams without prime players contributed to the KU run.
post #270 of 274
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Originally Posted by eqpablon View Post

I agree. Additionally they couldn't hit the broad side of a barn since round 2, and honestly had no business being in the final game. KU had a cake walk of a tournament, Ohio State was their only competition prior to this. Ohio State kicked KU's ass for 39 minutes then gave KU the game. UNC would have wiped the floor with KU if Marshall would have played, and if Roy would have recognized the triangle 2 defense. Purdue's coach fell asleep at the wheel, and gave up the game with 1:12 ish left to play.
Luck/playing double digit seeds/facing teams without prime players contributed to the KU run.

I don't understand this logic amongst people. Who from Kansas's side of the bracket did deserve to be in the championship game? The same thing about playing double digits could've been said of Carolina if they'd made it. They beat who was placed in front of them, sans Kentucky. Sure OSU controlled the heft of their game, but obviously they didn't control that portion as effectively as Kansas controlled theirs; otherwise they would have won. I think back to Michigan State's run in 2010. A lot of people said they lucked out by playing Northern Iowa instead of Kansas in the Sweet 16, but was Kansas more deserving of being there since they lost to UNI? People can say Kansas had no business being in the final game, so it must be that no one else did either; otherwise they would've won their 5 games and been there.
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