March Madness

Discussion in 'College Basketball' started by northwinds, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. BeyondFedUp

    BeyondFedUp Master

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2004
    Messages:
    2,410
    Location:
    United States
    ...and Auburn can boo hoo hoo all the way home!!
     
  2. The Hock

    The Hock Master

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,881
    Location:
    Northern California
    Wow. Auburn was taking it away then Virginia takes is back in the last two seconds.

    I blame (or give credit to) Pearl somewhat. One year in H.S. I had a coach who stressed fundamentals on defense and one of his rules is always jump straight up, or better yet don't leave your feet, when contesting or trying to block a shot. The Auburn guy didn't observe that rule and he opened the door for Guy. A guy like Pearl thinks all he has to do is collect a bunch of great affletes to win. Bit him in the ass but good.

    Loved how cool and collected Guy was. Three straight, nothing but net.

    The better schooled team won.
     
  3. BeyondFedUp

    BeyondFedUp Master

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2004
    Messages:
    2,410
    Location:
    United States
    Charles Barkley actually had an honest evaluation and commended Guy for making all three FTs.
     
  4. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    11,096
    Guy had 15 pts while Jerome had 21 pts. These guys are the stars of the team and Virginia is so fun to watch! :)

    One game to go. Now let's see if Texas Tech can do the same thing with their two electric shooting guards!
     
  5. Riggins44

    Riggins44 Master

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    Location:
    Virginia
    Jerome did double dribble but he was also held by the Auburn defender, as they had been doing all game, so why should it have been different on that play. And Guy clearly got fouled when he went up for that last 3. So unbelievably clutch how he went up and sunk those three free throws! What a win for Virginia!!!

    Though I will say I liked the presence Auburn showed right after the game how the whole team came together and formed a circle and joined hands. That showed good character.
     
  6. icsept

    icsept Mentor

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,868
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Last play was clearly a foul. Jerome and Guy lead Virginia to the final!
     
  7. The Hock

    The Hock Master

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,881
    Location:
    Northern California
    Wow. Auburn was taking it away then Virginia takes is back in the last two seconds.

    I blame (or give credit to) Pearl somewhat. One year in H.S. I had a coach who stressed fundamentals on defense and one of his rules is always jump straight up, or better yet don't leave your feet, when contesting or trying to block a shot. The Auburn guy didn't observe that rule and he opened the door for Guy. A guy like Pearl thinks all he has to do is collect a bunch of great affletes to win. Bit him in the ass but good.

    Loved how cool and collected Guy was. Three straight, nothing but net.

    The better schooled team won.
     
  8. Old Scratch

    Old Scratch Mentor

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    928
    Moron Wilder the boxer whining about "blown calls," still no one has mentioned the Auburn defender intentionally grabbing Jerome by the jersey before he dribbled the ball on his foot because they had fouls to give.
     
  9. Riggins44

    Riggins44 Master

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    Location:
    Virginia
    Now CBS has the idiot Deontay Wilder, who is from Alabama evidently, on to complain how Auburn got robbed. Such predictable (((corporate media))) bullsh$#.
     
  10. Old Scratch

    Old Scratch Mentor

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    928
    They're still on the double dribble, and never ONCE mentioned the Auburn defender intentionally fouling him by grabbing his jersey which caused Jerome to dribble off the back of his foot to begin with. All the DWFs are regurgitating them so this will be the narrative.
     
  11. Riggins44

    Riggins44 Master

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    Location:
    Virginia
    Come on Texas Tech!! Though Michigan State isn't as objectionable as Auburn since they have McQuaid.
     
  12. Riggins44

    Riggins44 Master

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    Location:
    Virginia
    CBS shows Patrick Mahomes in the crowd, likely because he is there with a long-haired blond woman.

    Besides harping on the double dribble, another narrative from the Virginia victory that is being repeated is that this is the first Final Four game to end on free throws since 1989.
     
  13. Jack Lambert

    Jack Lambert Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    4,743
    Matt Mooney with the game of his life on the biggest stage in college basketball!! Mooney had a game-high 22 points on 8-16 from the field, and completely took over the game at one point in the 2nd half. In fact, he was the only Red Raider in double digits until Culver hit a late free throw.

    In the first game, I thought Virginia had lost after they gave up their 10 point lead, but my goodness, Kyle Guy with 6 points in 7 seconds at the end, including knocking down those three free throw; he's got some ice in his veins! Jerome with a big 21 points in the win! Him and Guy are fun to watch. Hunter picked the right game to get out of his funk.

    So, two teams with two key white starters playing each other for the championship. It'll be a defensive matchup. With how hot Tech is, I think they've got a great shot to win it, but Virginia has played great as well, and Guy, Hunter, and Jerome can easily knock down buckets. Looking forward to the game. I wouldn't mind seeing Texas Tech win, with Mooney and Moretti playing big roles, but I'll be sticking with my pick I made at the start; Go Cavs!!
     
  14. northwinds

    northwinds Mentor

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    833
    Location:
    Atlanta
    The top three scorers and four of the top five scorers in the final four were White.......Jerome, Guy, Mooney and McQuaid
     
  15. BeyondFedUp

    BeyondFedUp Master

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2004
    Messages:
    2,410
    Location:
    United States
    Mooney (scoring from everywhere) highlights:

     
  16. Freethinker

    Freethinker Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2008
    Messages:
    4,116
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    This is one of the best possible outcomes we could have hoped for in the NCAA Championship. Two teams lead by dynamic, athletic White guards. Guards are the most Caste position in basketball so it’s really important to showcase these guys to a huge, national audience on Monday night. I honestly don’t care who wins; I’ll be enjoying the game. I just want Guy, Mooney, Moretti and Jerome to have great games.
     
  17. Shadowlight

    Shadowlight Master

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    2,221
    That weird camera set up they insert from time to time makes me dizzy. It is like that damn sky cam they were using at football games.

    So half dizzy I can't help thinking Virginia keeps putting themselves in precarious situations that should be avoided. To me they are better than Purdue and Auburn and should have put them both away but they go through these daydreaming spells and have to rely on semi miracles to pull the games out.

    Last night took the cake but Kyle Guy not only hit three nerve shattering free throws but an off balance three pointer that kept their dim hopes alive prior to that.

    I don't want to hear about this call or that call. Just like the Saints playoff game. Whining is a pansy trait. Besides as mentioned a replay of this so called double dribble wasn't conclusive because a foul might have been involved. Actually I would blame it on Barkley who jinxed Auburn by going down to the sidelines prematurely. Ha.
    Of course Dick the prick Vitale dumped on the officials and said Auburn was robbed. They lost pecker head. Fair and square.

    The Michigan State- Texas Tech game was muddy but kudos for Mooney for coming up huge. He is a tough match up.

    While of course I hope the white players on both teams play well Monday night I am not playing this half way. I want Virginia to win. Period. Kyle Guy is one of my favorite college players and HC Tony Bennett is one of the nicest coaches around. He is class personified. And Guy with Jerome is the best backcourt in the country. I want them to bag the big one. That Jerome is something else by the way. He directs the whole show. So smart.

    Perhaps I'm seeing things wrong but it seems to me if Virginia finally plays one of their A games they will dispose of Texas Tech.

    But for some reason Virginia hasn't been blowing out teams in this tournament and part of it is they get too deliberate when they are sitting on a lead. Like to see them go for the jugular when the time is ripe.

    Expect another defensive battle but I figure it will either be neck and neck or Virginia finds their zone and knocks them out with a solid win.

    One final note. The Auburn player definitely fouled Guy on his three point attempt. But what the so called experts failed to mention was normally that might not have been a foul. But because Guy jumps so high on his jump shots the defender couldn't help but nudge him. If he didn't jump so high he probably would have touched down before the defender nudged him which would not have been a foul.

    But the media is reluctant to discuss Guy's terrific leaping ability.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2019
  18. Riggins44

    Riggins44 Master

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    Location:
    Virginia
    Yes, whining is a pansy trait. There is an article on BSPN by a black writer named Myron Medcalf that is all about how the double dribble call was missed and Doughty didn't foul Guy on the 3-point attempt, and Auburn was robbed. If you are going to complain about the missed call on the double dribble, then be consistent and admit that Jerome was clearly held by the Auburn defender before he double-dribbled, which should have been called a foul. Auburn had a foul to give and the defender was trying to foul Jerome. So that would have precluded the double dribble. And Guy is clearly fouled on the 3-pointer as he is knocked off balance in the air. Only someone who is ignorant of the rules of basketball would argue otherwise. And of course as with so many BS fake news articles these days, that BSPN article has no comments section, so the writer's lies can't be refuted.

    As Freethinker said, the final on Monday night is one of the best possible matchups we could have hoped for, which is surprising seeing how at the beginning of the tournament it looked like this wasn't going to be a good tournament for our teams. Virginia and Texas Tech have alot of things in common. Both have two white guards who are very good outside shooters and can also penetrate and create opportunities for their teammates, and also play under control and are very deliberate. Both teams play very under control and are deliberate. They aren't undisciplined and they take very few bad shots. That is why they've made it so far. They have been successful playing their games. They showed a stat during the Virginia game that said something like they attempt the fewest field goals per game of any team in Division I. Which shows how deliberate they are. I think that is why they don't usually blow teams out, and the downside is that when they get a good team down, that team gets desperate and they can come back if they hit a few shots, which we saw against Auburn and Purdue.

    Both teams are also exceptional on defense. This is going to be an excellent game. I want Virginia to win, but if they don't I am not going to be disappointed at all by Texas Tech. It's not like it would be Kentucky or North Carolina or one of the other NBA minor league teams with joke "student-athletes" winning it, as usually happens.
     
  19. Riggins44

    Riggins44 Master

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    Location:
    Virginia
  20. BeyondFedUp

    BeyondFedUp Master

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2004
    Messages:
    2,410
    Location:
    United States
    No surprise. Christ himself said, "For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light lest his deeds should be reproved". (Jn. 3:20)
     
  21. BeyondFedUp

    BeyondFedUp Master

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2004
    Messages:
    2,410
    Location:
    United States
    Back to the game itself tonight. It should be a treat, unlike some recent years of undisciplined, one on one and three-launching, pathetic, NBA style bore fest.

    I frankly prefer the defensive strengths of teams forcing the other to work for their baskets, set plays, go outside in, inside out, pick and roll, slash and cut, precise passing basketball. I hope this is the case tonight, since these two teams are both defensive minded and make their opponents earn every shot. In other words, TOTALLY UNLIKE the NBA...
     
  22. Shadowlight

    Shadowlight Master

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2013
    Messages:
    2,221
    When a white star suffers a devastating injury like the one Lauren Cox suffered in the Baylor- Notre Dame final, the air is let out of the balloon for me. After that injury I lost complete focus of the game which Baylor won by one point. I was long past caring at that point.

    Bad enough she has serious diabetes and plays with a pump. Cox was beginning to play like the best player in the country. Bad leg injury and I think it puts her upcoming senior season in doubt.

    In other news Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, who many touted as the number one WNBA pick ( she had reached draft age eligibility) will stay for her senior year next season. I imagine Oregon will now be listed as the preseason number one for 2019-2020.

    I have ranted about Mike Greenberg for ages now. No need to rehash his caste approach which glorifies black athletes and minimizes and or ignores white athleticism.

    He is a menace and because he has one of the biggest stages that makes him all the more dangerous.

    He graduated form Northwestern. And Virginia is a bit more well known for their basketball than Auburn. And Virginia comes out of the ACC, the most well known basketball conference. One that is always discussed.

    So as he was discussing the Virginia- Auburn game and naturally this despicable human being would be focusing on this "double dribble" call that really isn't that big of a deal from my perspective. And as mentioned above he probably was fouled there and that wasn't called so all in all much to do about nothing.

    Then they were discussing Kyle Guy and how he hit the three free throws and it was then that Greenberg blurted out he was "nervous for the kid" even though he was "rooting for the other team" (Auburn). He has been rooting for Duke all year. They are in the ACC like Virginia.

    Greenberg is a daily reminder that the black supremacy/white denigration manifesto is alive and thriving. He is rooting for Auburn for one reason. They are black and Virginia has a much greater than average white presence on their team with an all star all white backcourt.

    Black athletic supremacy writers like Jon Entine and David Epstein follow a certain path that refuses to acknowledge white people can be fast and athletic too. Greenberg drinks from that very same fountain.

    ESPN treats him like a king of course and continue to give this creep the highest platform on their station. He eludes greater media scrutiny because he plays soft on the general issues. But he is a caste monster that continues to roar. And there are no repercussions with caste monsters. They get raises and continue to thrive. And his old pal Mike Golic is nearly right there with him. Both are all over the morning ESPN airwaves.

    Greenberg thought CM was a mid round talent at best and couldn't see the fuss.The list is endless. And he isn't going away.

    But there are two sides to every coin. It only makes it all that much sweeter when white athletic talent does shines through.
     
  23. northwinds

    northwinds Mentor

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    833
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Anybody know what color uniforms Virginia will be wearing tonight?
     
  24. The Hock

    The Hock Master

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,881
    Location:
    Northern California
    Looking forward to the game starting shortly. Due to my work schedule I haven't been able to watch a championship game in a few years. I especially want to see how Mooney does. I like his game. Interesting that he is a red shirt senior transfer. I just like his all around skills game and the way he handles the ball. His step back jump shot can be a killer. He's a candidate to hit the winner in a close game.
     
  25. northwinds

    northwinds Mentor

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    833
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Guy, Jerome and Morretti lead the scorers in the first half........with Jerome hitting a huge three pointer to send Virginia into the half with a 32-29 lead
     

Share This Page