College Hoops Open Thread


#403

Here’s an interesting stat I just found. Kentucky is 3rd in the country at 3P% defense (29.7%), but they are 307th in the country at 3PA/FGA defense (42.1%). Are they just lucky and are actually a much worse team than they appear on the surface? Or is there something to all that athleticism and length being able to better contest perimeter jumpers?


#404

Gasaway had a thing about this recently. His conclusion was that it was probably more luck because KY’s opponents are shooting well from 2 against them and the SEC is a bad 3-pt shooting league in general this year.


#405

Hah, that’s perfect. Mark UK up as another good matchup.


#406

Complete melt by Tommy Amaker and Harvard. 22-0 Penn run.


#407

Towns with about 5 minutes of awful play to start the half.


#408

This game is wild… Towns goes down with a knee injury and now Harvard on an 11-0 run.


#409

Penn holds on.
Brings back memories of Penn making Final Four in ‘79 only to get destroyed by Michigan State and Magic Johnson. I think it was something like 51-18 at halftime.

LaPhonso Ellis has M a 2 seed. I like him


#410

An Amaker team falling apart when on the brink of the tourney brings back some unpleasant memories.


#411

Kentucky led 33-16 with 4:31 to play in the first half. Tennessee leads 41-38 with 16:34 to play in the second half. 25-5 run for the Vols.


#412

I was like 10 years old for that 2006 Minnesota game in the B1G tourney and it still pisses me off


#413

I was at the IU home game that year. Senior day, a chance to nail down a tourney bid against a so-so opponent. And we blew it. Horton (or Harris?) missed in the final seconds and we lost by 2. That was probably Amaker’s best team at Michigan and absolutely was tourney-caliber. I remember walking out of Crisler thinking Amaker might not work out as our coach…


#414

Great, smart D by Davidson not allowing EC Matthews to go left. Well earned victory. Not a team I’d like to see M face


#415

Davidson stole a bid from someone


#416

I think Cincinnati v Houston would be a good game if either team could make a basket.


#417

Somehow I had missed that Kelvin Sampson was back in college basketball.

Someone tell me about the pathology of Brian Bowen and Miles Bridges again…


#418

So either Michigan or Michigan State is going to be a 4? That might not be the worst thing right now.


#419

Auburn could fall, right?

Edit: I think I missed a bracket never mind, coming late to this has confused me.


#420

Apparently Matta and Crean are finalists for the Georgia job.


#421

Interesting, considering that it seems like it’s being viewed as primarily a recruiting job and that this is where Fox fell short… those guys certainly have experience being the big school in a hotbed of talent state


#422

Matta has had some success recruiting in the SE - Scott, Giddens, Jackson, Lyle and Russell.

Crean was mostly focused on MW and East Coast prep schools