2017 NCAA Tournament Games Thread


#281

He recruited a bunch of great talent at Illinois. He would have probably continued to get better and better at it there. I think he would have bended/broke some rules, but I think he would be recruiting at a higher level than JB. Maybe not a Kansas level but something similar.


#282

It’d be incredible. But Self is such a good recruiter that it masks his in game coaching. I don’t think he’d win 13 consecutive conference titles at Michigan, but I think he’d get 3-5 every 10 years at Michigan.

I wouldn’t trade for him though cuz we’d be on probation by the time he left.


#283

I think Michigan has the man they want that perfectly fits the schools culture. No need to risk the Michigan brand!


#284

Of course, John Beilein has been here 10 years and is literally one layup away from having 3 B1G titles.


#285

Yeah, and that’s the minimum I would expect from Self.

I think it’s a no brainer that Self would get better talent and more regularly compete on a national level than JB. He’d be unethical in doing so, but he’d do it.


#286

You think the Athletic Department would give Self the key to the kingdom and then look the other way? I don’t.


#287

If they hired him in the first place, it’d show they were willing to compromise in the first place.


#288

Absolutely agree. This situation is a hypothetical.


#289

No shame in our game… SC and Oregon in the final four?


#290

We should have won it all


#291

Eh, single elimination tournaments are crapshoots. Nova was the best team this year IMO. They didn’t make the second weekend. Doesn’t mean they weren’t the best team.

Rarely do the best teams win it all. We played like crap and almost made the Elite 8. We go shoot our average from deep against Okie St and we we’d have been one and done.


#292

Rarely? Don’t know about that, but I agree with the overall point.


#293

Down goes Kentucky! Down goes Kentucky!


#294

That was a real “root for the meteor” game for me. Hate both of those programs. I’m annoyed that the only ACC team to make the Sweet 16 is slinking on to the Final Four.


#295

Nova was overrated. I know they were two in the kenpom but they were too soft downlow to win it all. They also had no depth. I saw that Wisconsin upset coming from a mile away.


#296

If Nova is too soft down low, then so are we but you said we should have won it all…

I think you’re a bit too biased.


#297

Give me dj and moe, over paswal every day of the week. Two nba bigs versus someone most people already forgot.

Also we were too soft downlow and it cost us. Moe and djs offense finally couldn’t outweigh their weaknesses. Another issue is nova had a ridiculous draw that actually exposed their weak points.

If they beat Wisconsin they play Virginia or fla, extremely tough matchups. Virginia already had them on the ropes at their place.

Nova not having spellman this year really hurt them.


#298

The one and done is a crap shoot but I actually think the final 4 is a nice representative of the best teams.

Unc and gonzaga are top four teams any way you slice it. Then Oregon is arguably a top 4 team. Particularly with Boucher that’s an easy case to make.

South Carolina is not but I don’t think their that surprising. They have shown glimpses of being very good all year. Usually the top teams are well represented


#299

Every team has flaws and faces potential matchup problems in the NCAAs. Which is why the tournament is a crapshoot. You could face a matchup problem in the first round or not face it til the Final Four. And there were no elite teams in CBB this year, but I think the debate for the best team was between Nova, Gonzaga and Kansas. Only one of those teams is left. That’s single elimination for ya. If we would have won the tournament, it doesn’t mean we were the best team in the country.


#300

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