College sports discussion.
Gonna be like Cats and Dogs ...
80,000 in the Jerry Dome. Hope Emmert and the NCAA make out cause only 5% of those are actually good seats.
Bueller ... ?
What a move.
These Guards for UConn are tough.
UConn looks pretty good so far, but UK has come back from first half deficits their last 4 games.
“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes
uconn guards are so quick.
harrison twins looking rattled
Welcome boys. Was gonna say, what's it take for a guy to get some game chat here?
This is not looking good for Kentucky. Inexperience showing.
1-3-1 zone from UConn.
Kentucky's gonna start throwing lobs and all the momentum will shift.
They're hitting some jumpers ...
Kentucky just got Shabazzed....
I remember Calipari saying the three was a bail out shot....
uconn doesn't like ky going to the zone
I can barely watch this.... Every single comment is about the poise and maturity of Kentucky.
Ollie ... "we're a 2nd half team too". Love it.
Connecticut should just start fouling Dakari Johnson with their back-ups.... He's a 45% FT shooter.
At least the announcers wouldn't get trapped into saying "Hack a Pollock".
I thought a lot of tricky tack hand check calls on UConn.
Doesn't CBS know that Barkley affects their ratings? When they were running multiple channels, I'd turn off whichever one he was on.
I feel like the Cats and Dogs comment went under appreciated. well done. which team is playing and is not in the SEC? Go that team.
Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yeah.
I am hoping the gritty players of UConn can get it done. They would wipe the s#@&-eating grin off the eSECspin writers thinking out loud it was gonna be FLA vs. UK.
Both teams playing well. Watching their skill and execution makes me sad for the Bucks and their anemic offense.
I'm expecting to see something very different from the Basketball Buckeyes next year.
I hope some guys are already hitting some weights.
Just got in from the 9-7 or something close to that - about to enjoy the 2nd half. Hello Everyone
Back at ya
Calipari did a good interview coming out for the second half. Doesn't seem worried.
As the 8th seed he's got nothing to lose
I hear you, but that's not your typical #8 seed, I suspect.
I agree Southbay and I think he realizes this is all part of the process.
He would love to stick it to the NCAA
First glance of the evening - any trends in the game in the 1st half?
Julius Randle was pretty quiet early on, they said he might have cramps or a bad ankle, but he got it going after the score was 30-15. Kentucky looking like the better team since then.
UConn came out strong. Guards were too quick. Went up 30-15. UK went to zone and slowed them down and shot well from 3 to close the half.
Thanks guys 15 points is nothing with the energy they bring when they are on their game. If they had played like this during the season - some of those embarrassing losses never would have happened
Well fans at South Carolina and a few other schools have had something to crow about, but nobody else cares now.
Husky big men can not penetrate against K big trees
These alternate camera views just don't work.
Noticed the same thing!
UConn might be able to hit enough threes to stay in it. And maybe get a few more steals. They're getting pushed around under the basket.
I think Kentucky played their best game against Wichita St and it was close as hell. This could have easily have been WSU vs Uconn...
wonder how many remember that
Best game with highest level of play I can remember in the round of 32.
That game seemed like so last year
Young ... oMG.
Kentucky better hope this doesn't come down to free throws
Could be the difference. Shades of Memphis for Cal.
He's not in Kansas any more.
So true - I don't have a horse in the race but I would rather see Uconn win and not K
Same here, but they both have trophies stacked up like cord wood.
Neither of them need another hoop trophy and Uconn's womens team is playing tomorrow night
Napier is a great player but needs to play his best down the stretch
Unlike the PG from Louisville.
Boatright has the prettiest step back.
Nothing but net on that last one
That's his 3rd or 4th one. Hit a few in the first half too.
UK is like a hockey team on a power play. Just throw it near the rim.
Just when the nightmares stopped from the olympics - both men and womens team you brought those games back up thanks Knar, thanks alot.
I still blame you for the first Penn St loss this year.
Another FT miss.
But they're still missing the freebies.
Come on Uconn
UK finally out of luck.
Too much time on the clock to say that brother
That German fellow Giffey is playing a hell of a game for UConn. No big numbers but making good plays at both ends. Really playing his ass off.
You had me at : THAT GERMAN FELLOW - LOL
Young is unbelievable.
Wow what a play
Great job Huskies - well deserved game
Knarcisi what were you saying about Memphis?
I thought UK would be able to overcome the missed free throws, that's why I said Calipari wasn't in Kansas any more, but UConn held on.
FTs ... UConn 10-10. UK 13-24.
Thought UK should have fouled.
This is where I might disagree...UConn doesn't miss free throws.
Agreed, but I don't think you have a choice. Down 4 and just let the clock go to 30 sec? They were in 1 and 1. Have to play that card.
Perhaps Coach Cal was banking on one more clutch three. Or two more, I guess. Either way a rock and a hard place.
I think what he was saying was that instead of letting the clock wind down - foul because time was of the essence. They probably were going to hit them but under pressure you never know. No big deal
UK lost. It's all good.
Good thing Pay Cal didn't escape with another one.
ON A SIDE NOTE - THANKS KNARCISI FOR THE OPEN THREAD
Glad to have the company. And hey, no more Barkley. Onto the Spring Game then wishing away summer again.
Let's hope the summer is quieter than last year.
Health and he got in trouble with NCAA sanctions so he "Retired"
I seem to recall hearing about the health issues, not the sanctions.
Thanks for the reply.
Fuck you, Emmert.
So why isn't Jim Calhoun the UConn coach any more?
Because he's a three time cancer survivor, almost 72 year old man with 3 national titles and happens to be in the hall of fame. I'd say those are good reasons. I'm a Uconn fan and its a good day to be one!
Serious Question: Does Emmert show up to all title games like tennis, golf, soccer, swim and lacrosse or does he only go to the money making ones like f-ball and b-ball?
Did Shabazz just Shabam the NCAA for banning them last season?
Yes he did. He certainly did. What are they going to do to him?
pretty nice game, a lot more entertaining before ky switched to the zone defense.
wonder how it would have gone if they played zone the entire game
Best of all outcomes. No Florida, no UK, no Wisconsin. No scUM!
Did you just say No SCUM - What time is it Knar?
11:50 ET and scUM still sucks.
Well Kentucky seems mad...
"The only way we'd get beaten was if we got a little fat-headed, if we didn't train right, if we had dissension on the squad." - Woody Hayes
Anyone feeling salty?? Wow....
I am a modern-art masterpiece.
Holy crap, totally forgot this was on last night. Good for UConn, fuck Kentucky.
Class of 2010.
An eternity of up-votes for you Daniel-san.