Day 1 Tournament Day Thread



  • Just a few hours away from tip.

    Streaming some of the early action at work. Really interested in the UNC Wilmington/Virginia game. Two Contrasting styles of play. Wilmington likes to get up and down the court, Virginia will put you to sleep if your not paying attention and we all know their defense prowess. UNC W played Duke tough last year but couldn’t play enough defense to win. Virginia doesn’t score so unless they have a breakout game I expect this could be an upset. The coach of UNC W is playing for a new job, expect his group to be ready to go.

    What other games is everyone excited for today- besides all of them?



  • @BeddieKU23 I’m up for any huge upset that improves KU’s chances down the road!



  • @ParisHawk

    Then we should be rooting for Nevada in the late game tonight. I don’t think UVM can beat Purdue but we’ve seen crazier things happen.



  • The 1 and 2 seed games usually are blow outs, of course not always. I tend to look for anything that may help my bracket, KU, and Big 12 teams or old KU coaches. So today I will be very intrigued to watch

    1. Iowa State a. Big 12 team b. Directly impacts KU
    2. West Virginia a. Big 12 team
    3. FGCU a. Coach Dooley b. Coach Miles
    4. Purdue a. Directly impacts KU

    Also did anyone notice that ALL 5 vs 12 seed games are on today? That has to be intentional, 12 seeds are 10-10 over the last 5 years, that should be fun



  • @BeddieKU23 Wanting to keep up with the West Virginia game and then of course the Iowa State game tonight, then others might be the Florida vs East Tenn St. MAYBE Maryland vs Xavier those would be the main one’s - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • These came in just for the start of the tourney!!!

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  • @HawkInMizery

    Those are soooooooo sweet! Where did you get them?



  • @tis4tim right??? i got them as a graduation present. http://www.opckicks.com/store/p188/rockchalknikes



  • @HawkInMizery said:

    i got them as a graduation present.

    Congrats on your graduation! If I got something like that as a gift, I’d probably never wear them as I’d hate to get them dirty!



  • @tis4tim Thank you!!! Fortunately they scratch/crack proof them and waterproof them. I’ll probably never wear them outside of when the Jayhawks are playing. they’lll never be everyday shoes.



  • First game is blah. ND struggling and Princeton’s offense consists of jacking up guarded threes.





  • @BShark

    Definitely hasn’t opened up yet. I bet it does towards the end of half early 2nd though once teams get jitters out of the way. The 436 timeouts should help the coaches yell at them until they do



  • @BeddieKU23

    I’d complain about all the breaks, but I think it favours this KU team and the lack of depth.



  • big fan of this announcing crew though. madness we always get the best. much better than ESPN’s dog crew



  • UNCW UVA has tipped off. UNCW coach could be on to a bigger job after this year.



  • @BeddieKU23

    Agree. Pretty much garbage free!



  • @BShark

    I want UNCW to win, felt they got Duke ref’d last yr big time… Let’s see if they can take down a diff ACC squad



  • FYI Tom Crean out at Indiana…



  • @BeddieKU23 said:

    FYI Tom Crean out at Indiana…

    Shocker…

    Too bad he didn’t have any recruits. Then again, Ill and and UW firings already opened up a ton of players. I just hope Harris doesn’t reopen and then quickly decide. KU chasing Duval could be a killer.



  • long range bomb for UNCW!!!



  • @BShark

    KU’s new recruiting motto “poaching the coaching carousel”



  • I’d give anything to have Cacok- 79% shooter on 224 shots! Yeah 79%.



  • @BeddieKU23 said:

    @BShark

    KU’s new recruiting motto “poaching the coaching carousel”

    New?



  • UNCW on fiiiiiiiiah



  • Lol at a track meet favouring the mid major and not the P5 team but I think the announcer is right…



  • Virginia’s offense in a nutshell. Bring the ball up the court, dribble for 20 seconds, pass once, shoot. If option A isn’t available- crap



  • @BeddieKU23

    And people wonder why I wouldn’t want Bennett as the next KU coach. HARD PASS.



  • Overseeded UVA getting demolished. ACC! ACC! ACC!



  • my upset pick is looking good so far



  • @BShark

    5-5 3pt shooting from 2 guys certainly helps…



  • @BeddieKU23 said:

    @BShark

    5-5 3pt shooting from 2 guys certainly helps…

    Who do they think they are playing against, KU?



  • @BShark

    don’t tell them. haha



  • @BShark

    No I didn’t see that article you linked to on CBS, but did see this crappy one about us. Grrrr. I almost created an account to log in just to say “Bite me…” It will be so nice finally shut up all the naysayers.

    (but we will so have to eat crow for years to come if we flame out early again this year. Please, please, please Basketball Gods, don’t let us flame out early this year. Tell me what it will take to appease you - I could sacrifice one of my Misery neighbors flags to you in offering, I could buy Adidas instead of Nike’s next time I need tennies, you could even make us suck next year if you absolutely had to, just let us make the FF at least)



  • I had to check, I do have UNCW advancing here (then losing to UF).



  • @BShark

    Nice pick but you should have kept it going, this team can beat Florida. I picked them to the 16



  • @BeddieKU23

    They definitely can, but I chickened out. Florida basically had one really good stretch this year and it’s been over for a bit now.



  • @BShark

    They lost a lot of their identity without Egbunu in the post. KU couldn’t replace Landen Lucas if it had too, hard to expect the Gators to replace similar important talent



  • okay the UNCW guards are EN FUEGO



  • if Keats leaves UNCW as expected after this tourney and Cacok transfers, Bill Self better be at his front door…



  • @BeddieKU23 said:

    if Keats leaves UNCW as expected after this tourney and Cacok transfers, Bill Self better be at his front door…

    With a mariachi band and a bouquet of roses (with a scholarship offer inside the bouquet).



  • Virginia coming to life with a 15-2 run…



  • this looks way too much like a KU game



  • @BeddieKU23 said:

    Virginia coming to life with a 15-2 run…

    Sadness



  • @BeddieKU23

    No lead is safe with this KU squad EITHER WAY.



  • wow UNCW fell apart there. Hero ball don’t win games… need to regroup



  • I bet MU is wishing it had waited one more day so it could have taken a stab at Crean. On the other hand, how bad is the MU program that they had to so grossly overpay and give a long term contract to an average (at best) coach?



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    Going to end up with a better recruiting class with Martin than Crean would have done imo. I mean, we will never know. Neither is a great coach really.



  • @BShark

    Crean >>> Martin…not even close.



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    Their winning percentage is identical.


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