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#1 Dave in Green

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

Without having the Zips to root for in the NCAA tournament, I'm returning to last year's form and cheering for Shaka Smart and VCU. #12 seed VCU just finished upsetting #5 seed Wichita State, 62-59. Hate to see one good mid-major knocking off another in the first round. But at least the right team won.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:21 PM

Without having the Zips to root for in the NCAA tournament, I'm returning to last year's form and cheering for Shaka Smart and VCU.

#12 seed VCU just finished upsetting #5 seed Wichita State, 62-59. Hate to see one good mid-major knocking off another in the first round. But at least the right team won.


Thanks Dave! Totally agree with your sentiment.

It was awful that we got matched up in the first round. Wichita State could have made a deep run. Glad we were able to hold on to knock 'em off!

What Shaka has done with replacing 4 of our top 5 players from last year is nothing short of incredible.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

Without having the Zips to root for in the NCAA tournament, I'm returning to last year's form and cheering for Shaka Smart and VCU.

#12 seed VCU just finished upsetting #5 seed Wichita State, 62-59. Hate to see one good mid-major knocking off another in the first round. But at least the right team won.

I'm rooting too! In part because DistrictBaller is such an Akron supporter and in part because something has to go my way with my bracket.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:34 PM

I'm jealous of VCU, but happy for Districtballer and all their fans.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

Instead of being the Gonzaga of the East, I'd be happy if UA was the VCU of the Midwest.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

Thanks guys, really appreciate the support! Don't worry your time is coming soon enough. Dambrot's obviously got you guys trending upwards and once all this young talent matures, you'll be pretty formidable. I had to say I was noticeably agitated when I flipped to the Ohio-Michigan game and saw that the Bobcats were leading. You guys must have rubbed off on me or something! :lol:
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:50 PM

During the game I'm rooting for OU, if they win, it will make me mad and jealous all over again!

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

Cooper is red hot tonight, and the other Bobkitties aren't far behind. If they keep shooting like they are for the last quarter of the game, they'll beat UM. Thing is, we know OU can't stay hot like that for more than a couple of games at most. If they win tonight, they'll get blown out in another game or two when they cool off.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

During the game I'm rooting for OU, if they win it will make me mad and jealous all over again!


Guessing Groce will be gone in that case, so I guess there is a silver lining there. Heard Nebraska's interested in him.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:56 PM

I wish Groce would stay. I want KD to step up and beat the best. Cooper plays big in big games!

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

I wish Groce would stay. I want KD to step up and beat the best.

Cooper plays big in big games!


When do you think that will happen? KD has raised the level of the program significantly since he came in. Next step is to not have to rely on the tourney win and get an at-large and win a game in the NCAA.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:12 PM

Cooper plays big in some big games. In the NCAA tournament two years ago Cooper was dynamite in the upset of Georgetown, and mediocre in the second-round loss to Tennessee.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

When do you think that will happen? KD has raised the level of the program significantly since he came in.

Next year is my hope? Talent is at all time high next year, congrats to KD. Now pick up the in game coaching and we can start beating good teams. That's when you start filling the JAR.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

Cooper plays big in some big games. In the NCAA tournament two years ago Cooper was dynamite in the upset of Georgetown, and mediocre in the second-round loss to Tennessee.

OK. His athletic and b.ball ability is superior to most other individuals in the MAC. Whether OU beats Mich. or not, he is a big part of the reason OU got to this point.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

As I said prior to the MAC championship game, OU does a couple of things really, really well. They cover the passing lanes and anticipate passes better than any team in the MAC, and they're better at poking the ball out of players' hands than any other MAC team. They're doing both to Michigan tonight. Right now OU has gone cold from the field. If they stay cold, Michigan wins. If they heat up at the end, OU wins.



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