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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #101: March 16, 2012, 09:42:57 PM »
#15 LEHIGH's FIRST NCAA WIN EVER... OVER #2 DUKE!!!
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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #102: March 16, 2012, 09:43:14 PM »
Congratulations to Lehigh and all their fans. This has to be an extra sweet victory for them.  :clap:

This may also earn them a payday by securing a regular season date against Duke. Duke will want to avenge this by blowing them out in Duke.   :mg:

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #103: March 16, 2012, 09:43:24 PM »
..  and the ACC will still get 7 bids.    Up to the end, Nance was hacking the company line.   Lehigh didn't have any quality wins  ... blah, blah, blah

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #104: March 16, 2012, 09:43:45 PM »
Isn't Bryce Harper a Lehigh fan

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #106: March 16, 2012, 09:44:53 PM »
Isn't Bryce Harper a Lehigh fan


He will be now.

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #107: March 16, 2012, 09:51:22 PM »
No, that's not an expensive risk for a school like Illinois. That's peanuts, like Spider said.

Smart will be up for every job opportunity from now until he leaves VCU. I'd wager he didn't turn down NC State and Maryland for VCU, but turned down NC State and Maryland for better opportunities down the road, like Illinois.

Illinois is a better opportunity than NC State or Md?  Maybe if you define it as $.  Both Md and NC State have contributed more to the history of NCAA basketball than Illinois has, and both have titles.

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #108: March 16, 2012, 09:52:41 PM »
Isn't Bryce Harper a Lehigh fan

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #109: March 16, 2012, 09:53:27 PM »
Illinois is a better opportunity than NC State or Md?  Maybe if you define it as $.  Both Md and NC State have contributed more to the history of NCAA basketball than Illinois has, and both have titles.

... but MD and NC State play in the ACC.     :poke:

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #110: March 16, 2012, 09:56:17 PM »
Congratulations to Lehigh and all their fans. This has to be an extra sweet victory for them.  :clap:

This may also earn them a payday by securing a regular season date against Duke. Duke will want to avenge this by blowing them out in Duke.   :mg:

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #111: March 16, 2012, 09:57:02 PM »
... but MD and NC State play in the ACC.     :poke:

Sure, and everyone knows the ACC sucks while the Big 10 is money.

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #112: March 16, 2012, 09:58:08 PM »
..  and the ACC will still get 7 bids.    Up to the end, Nance was hacking the company line.   Lehigh didn't have any quality wins  ... blah, blah, blah




And the 2013 Patriot League winner will get a #14 seed, if they're lucky.

In 2012, Lehigh lost to Iowa State 86-77 and lost to Michigan State 90-81.  Only games against March Madness teams.

Patriot League's Bucknell got a #14 seed in 2005 and upset Kansas.  They had good wins against ranked teams in 2006 and got a #9 seed, but lost.

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #113: March 16, 2012, 09:58:35 PM »
Sure, and everyone knows the ACC sucks while the Big 10 is money.

Exactly  ...   LOL     But as a MD fan in the 70's and 80's, the thing that irritates me is MD should have had the title in '74 too  ...  or a chance at it at least.

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #114: March 16, 2012, 10:01:46 PM »
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And the 2013 Patriot League winner will get a #14 seed, if they're lucky.

In 2012, Lehigh lost to Iowa State 86-77 and lost to Michigan State 90-81.  Only games against March Madness teams.

Patriot League's Bucknell got a #14 seed in 2005 and upset Kansas.  They had good wins against ranked teams in 2006 and got a #9 seed, but lost.



I hear ya.   Comparable to the CAA as well.    Drexel and George Mason are as good as some of the hack "power conference" teams that made it.     Off the soapbox  ..  for tonight anyway.   :)

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #115: March 16, 2012, 10:03:26 PM »
if only UNC-A would have held on..

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #116: March 16, 2012, 10:06:38 PM »
Exactly  ...   LOL     But as a MD fan in the 70's and 80's, the thing that irritates me is MD should have had the title in '74 too  ...  or a chance at it at least.


That's one of the reasons Md's contribution to NCAA basketball plays above its overall winning %.   NCAA expanded the tournament so that more than 1 team per conference could go largely because of Md being a top 5 team that year and not going.  And let's not forget the ol' left hander, inventor of Midnight Madness:


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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #117: March 16, 2012, 10:10:28 PM »
That's one of the reasons Md's contribution to NCAA basketball plays above its overall winning %.   NCAA expanded the tournament so that more than 1 team per conference could go largely because of Md being a top 5 team that year and not going.  And let's not forget the ol' left hander, inventor of Midnight Madness:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/17/Lefty_Driesell.jpg/220px-Lefty_Driesell.jpg


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True story  ...  My buddy (now passed) played for Lefty at Newport News HS.

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #118: March 16, 2012, 10:32:36 PM »

:lmao:

+1  :lmao: :lmao:

#2 Duke got to play #15 Lehigh at Greensboro, NC, which is one hour from Duke's Durham, NC campus.  The fans from Notre Dame and Xavier were rooting for Lehigh..

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #119: March 16, 2012, 11:50:51 PM »
Why is a game in Greenboro being played at this hour?

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #120: March 17, 2012, 01:45:07 AM »


Kyle O'Quinn, a 6-foot-10 senior named the MEAC Player of the year, had a phenomenal game with 26 points and 14 rebounds for No. 15 seeded Norfolk State in an 86-84 upset of No. 2 Missouri on Friday. O'Quinn, who attended Campus Magnet High in Queens, N.Y., took the only scholarship he received. "God knows where I would have been without these coaches here," O'Quinn told TNT in an on-court, postgame interview.

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #121: March 17, 2012, 03:18:06 AM »
Oh damn, just remembered DPM was at that game! What a thrill that must have been!

HOLY CRAP!  Best game I've ever been to.  The upset was one thing, but the whole game was phenomenal.  Norfolk matched Mizzou athlete for athlete and had a legit post presence that the Tiggers had no answer for. 

It was really a fun day.  The Florida/UVA was a clunker, sorry.  UVA just wasn't good, but that game was being played at the same time as the Creighton game, which was coming down to the wire.  All the TV's in the concourses were on that game and there were huge groups of people huddled around all of them completely packing the concourse.  You could get food or use the restroom very quickly, but if you wanted to walk around, it was tough.  There were constant cheers and groans as the game went back and forth and if you were watching the Fla/UVA game, they came at completely random times.  As Creighton won, a huge cheer erupted and shortly there after, thousands of fans came streaming back into the arena to watch the end of the game.  It was really a surreal atmosphere. 

As the Norfolk/Mizzou game unfolded and Norfolk got off to a fast start and got up early and the fans got behind them pretty quickly as this was still a novelty, the pesky 15 is poking the big, bad 2 seed.  The make-up of the arena was interesting at this point.  There were about 5,000 Mizzou fans, a decent number of KU fans (who hate Mizzou), a few hundred Florida fans (who didn't want to play Mizzou) and most of the rest were Husker football fans (who still have a distaste for Mizzou from the Big 12) and Creighton fans (most of which double as Husker football fans in the fall), so the entire arena outside of the Mizzou fans in attendance were pulling hard for Mizzou.  Then they tied it a the half and people realized that this could really happen.  Then they kept answering every Mizzou jab and started throwing a couple of their own.  The place was going crazy as the game to an end and it's final conclusion.  Mizzou fans were depressed and silent.  They disappeared quickly when the game ended, strangely enough.  A kid was sobbing as he was leaving the arena next to us.  His dad was embarrassed his kid was sobbing.  I felt bad for the kid for a minute until I remembered he was a Mizzou fan and was destined to trailer parks and disappointment. 

The Purdue/St. Mary's game had no chance to live up to the previous game and it didn't.  The arena basically empty when that game tipped.  We had to clear the arena between games and they had only opened the gates for the second session about 10 minutes before the game started, so it was basically dead.  Purdue controlled most of the game until a late charge from St. Mary's.  Tied it up with about a minute left and then got the ball back with about 40 seconds left and traveled on the in bounds pass which was a dead ball inbound so he couldn't run the base line.  Felt really bad for the kid, he took the loss really hard.  But we got a great finish out of that game and that's all I wanted. 

Kansas basically pistol whipped Detroit.  The only thing entertaing about that game were a series of dunks by both Detroit and Kansas.  Kansas had this one that was a thing of beauty and power but was called off because the passer was called for an offensive foul.  It was sick though.  Detroit had 3 or 4 nice dunks but they couldn't hit a shot that was further away than 6 inches from the rim.  Never in the game.  We left early.  We were tired.  It was a fun day though.  A bucket list sort of day.

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #122: March 17, 2012, 08:15:17 AM »
DPM, you could hear the cheers during the FLA/UVA game, and the broadcast would go to the concourse and show the fans watching the Creighton game lol

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #123: March 17, 2012, 09:42:31 AM »
DPM   ...   THAT is March Madness.    Did ya inhale it?

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Re: 2012 March Madness thread
« Reply #124: March 17, 2012, 10:50:44 AM »
Didn't Ovechkin have Norfolk State in his Elite 8?