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Elite 8 Game Thread

Discussion in 'College Sports' started by Deathofthebambino, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    Not sure why the thread hasn't been started yet, but what the hell. Here it is.

    Loyola/Kansas State already underway, and Loyola is not wilting. 11 seed versus a 9 seed, one of them will be in the Final Four, which is AWESOME.

    Loyola out to an 11 point lead halfway through the 1st.
     
  2. Infield Infidel

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    If Mawein gets into foul trouble, I don't know if K-State can stop Loyola from driving to the hoop. They really aren't even doing it with him in there but forget about it if he's out.
     
  3. RedOctober3829

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    Sorry I forgot to start the thread. Loyola up 12 at the half. They are 20 minutes away from the FINAL FOUR. Loyola-Chicago. 20 minutes from the Final Four. Let that sink in.
     
  4. 54thMA

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    Question from a very casual college basketball fan, as in I only watch the sport during March madness; with the one and one concept, will we be seeing more of this going forward? By that I mean smaller schools who aren't loaded with NBA level prospects, but have a very good college team that stays together for three or four years and advances in the tournament by playing traditional powerhouses that have mostly Freshmen who play for a year and then move on?

    Neither of these two teams were top 25, correct?
     
  5. RedOctober3829

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    No major magazines had either of these team even projected in the NCAAs.
     
  6. OurF'ingCity

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    Feels like this happens once every 10 years or so - George Mason in 2006 was also an 11 seed that made the Final Four and I seem to remember a bunch of other crazy upsets that year.
     
  7. Infield Infidel

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    While they weren't ranked, Loyola's RPI was 22. They were horribly underseeded, should have been at worst a 7. Kansas St's RPI was 53, yet they are seeded higher.

    Edit: the thing that drives me mad, when it comes to underseeding mid-majors, is that it hurts everyone in their bracket. Imagine you're Miami, you get a 6 seed, and then find out your 11-seed opponent has a top 25 RPI. Miami's RPI was 28, worse than Loyola.
     
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  8. Infield Infidel

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    Loyola's non-bigs get into great rebounding position. You can tell they must work on that a ton. K-State has missed 19 shots and only have 3 offensive boards
     
  9. RedOctober3829

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    Loyola's passing is next-level.
     
  10. Deathofthebambino

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    Reminds me of those old Princeton teams that would run these offensive halfcourt sets to perfection, leading to open buckets against much, MUCH better athletes.
     
  11. johnmd20

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    Unless something changes, they are going to be in the final four. That's tremendous.
     
  12. BigSoxFan

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    That and K State stinks. How did UK lose to them?
     
  13. shawnrbu

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    The draw has certainly helped. If you were ranking the Elite 8 teams, the Top 5 teams are in other regions.

    George Mason had to beat Michigan St, UNC and UConn in 06.

    When UConn won it all as a 7 in 2014, they had to get by Villanova, Iowa State's best team ever and maybe the best Michigan State team since Draymond graduated.

    Kentucky as an 8 seed in 2014 had to beat undefeated Wichita St, Louisville and Michigan to make the Final 4 (all 3 of those teams made the Final Four in 2013).

    Great job by Loyola to make the Final 4 even if they didn't have to pull off a big upset.
     
  14. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    If they make their threes, like they are tonight, this team can play with anyone, IMO.
     
  15. shawnrbu

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    Life with Freshmen. Ask Cal. Washington, who was real good otherwise, shot 8 for 20 from the line in a game lost by 3.
     
  16. DukeSox

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    I think they can win the whole thing
     
  17. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    I was looking at all time stats and it’s actually pretty interesting how often 8/9 or 11 seeds win this round. Maybe it’s because the 8/9 can only go through if the 1 doesn’t or something but the 8/9 or 11 is 9-8 in the elite 8. Obviously, there will be a win and a loss here.
     
  18. Ale Xander

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    Missouri Valley always seems to play well in the tournament. No one remember Northern Iowa?
    LC is doing a good job taking over from Wichita State moving on.
     
  19. RedOctober3829

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    Ball. Movement.
     
  20. Deathofthebambino

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    What the hell was that call? The Loyola player dropped the pass, the K State player dives for the ball and takes out his legs, and they call a foul on Loyola?
     
  21. johnmd20

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    This is an absolute dismantling.
     
  22. Deathofthebambino

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    And then the Loyola player gets hammered on the next layup attempt and they ignore it? Ref time.
     
  23. Deathofthebambino

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    WTF? BLOW THE WHISTLE.
     
  24. johnmd20

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    23 point lead. Gotta tighten it up.
     
  25. Deathofthebambino

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    Feels like it is, but it ain't over yet. They should be up about 27 right now if not for a couple of clear fouls that K State got away with on that last back and forth.
     
  26. Deathofthebambino

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    Not liking the last couple trips down by Loyola. Don't tighten up now. 6 minutes to go, and KState just got it below 20.
     
  27. Deathofthebambino

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    Just like that, it's down to 15.
     
  28. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    Loyola lost some focus there.
     
  29. BigSoxFan

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    Don’t see any reason why Loyola couldn’t beat Michigan or FSU.
     
  30. johnmd20

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    Tighten up Loyola, don't let them back into the game.
     
  31. shawnrbu

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    Never seen a shot more in and out.
     
  32. Infield Infidel

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    I just learned Loyola has the only basketball national title of any team in Illinois. It would be amazing if they had the only two titles.
     
  33. Deathofthebambino

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    Monster 3 by Richardson to stop the run. Every basket Loyola can make from here is huge.
     
  34. BigSoxFan

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    This one is OVA. We can relax.
     
  35. Deathofthebambino

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    Brutal officiating. Missed travel on KState.
     
  36. Deathofthebambino

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    They get this down to single digits and it's anyone's game, especially if they do it before the 3:00 mark.
     
  37. Infield Infidel

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    Maybeline call the other way down low off the ball.
     
  38. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    Not sure. Couldn’t see his feet. Looked like they missed an and one the other way so it evens up.
     
  39. Deathofthebambino

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    Just saw a highlight blurb of "Sale gets drilled by liner and has to leave in 1st inning." Let's just say things got really tense here until I found the video.
     
  40. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    The best thing about a 23 point lead is you can get outscored by 22 the rest of the way and win.

    Loyola needs to just not miss from the free throw line.
     
  41. BigSoxFan

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    Exactly. This is over. Would take epic choke to blow it.
     
  42. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    Time to foul now for K-State make them shoot all 3 one and ones.

    Edit: Too late
     
  43. Deathofthebambino

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    Feeling a little better about it now.
     
  44. Deathofthebambino

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    Can't be fouling KState 98 feet from the hoop.
     
  45. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    If I were a coach down double digits late and we had six fouls I would foul immediately every time the other team got possession. Save clock and make them shoot all one and ones.
     
  46. Deathofthebambino

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    Stop fouling. Jesus.

    Meanwhile, KState is being allowed to get awfully physical on defense.
     
  47. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    Deep breaths. It’s over. And the court is only 94 feet!
     
  48. Deathofthebambino

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    Looks like that may be what they do.
     
  49. Infield Infidel

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    that works three times, might as well do it
     
  50. BigSoxFan

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    I’ll be rooting for this Loyola team. What a story.
     

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