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NCAA Basketball

(11) Dayton vs. (6) THE Ohio State - CBS

MD Buckeye, Mar 19, 2014

This Event is closed and is no longer taking wagers
This Event was settled Mar 20, 2014
  1. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    zero offensive identity.

    i've been watching a team from Gainesville this year that doesn't have a ton of NBA talent, and has run off 28 wins in a row.
    talent is awesome. it's not the end-all be-all. the best coaches can take theirs and beat yours, or yours and beat theirs. i'm afraid Matta is not in that category.
  2. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Im saying you cant hold that against him they were quality recruits..because they don't live up to the hype is not always on the coach.

    BUCKYLE Washed

    Because the SEC is comparable to the B1G? Not taking anything away from UF, but it's not like Donovan hasn't had a few rough years now and then.
  4. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    IF ONLY Matta hadn't lost most of his would-be Seniors this year and still had his four best Seniors on the team like Billy D ...
  5. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    The SEC is most certainly comparable to the Big. They have three titles in the last decade...

    I won't disagree with this. But I'm watching this tournament and seeing coaches COACH. No one is going to say that Kentucky doesn't have talent. But Calipari coached them to that win today.

    How many times have we watched Matta stand there chewing his gum and not using his time outs?
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2014
  6. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

    And then watch the team come back out and be lethargic on the floor until it mattered. This team lacked that competitive drive or killer instinct you see in teams. I have never yelled at a Thad coached team coming out from a TO or after a bad half. This year, I couldn't tell you how many times I threw my arms up wondering why. Something was just off. And it shaved a few years off of many a lives.
  7. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Agree with this.

    I don't think Matta all of a sudden became a bad coach overnight. The philosophies and styles he's developed during his coaching career just did not seem to take hold with this group of guys. I will say then, perhaps he deserves some blame for possibly trying to stick a square peg in a round hole, but I don't know that he didn't try to do something new.

    Honestly, with this group, I'm not sure it would have mattered.
  8. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    The short answer is that they needed to push the ball and play up tempo... And press.
    OHSportsFan and Onebuckfan like this.
  9. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    If Craft and Scott were on the floor together it should have been full court pressure...our half court O was poor we needed steals and run outs.
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  10. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Would have liked to see this as well.

    Didn't Thad have a killer 2-2-1 press when Jamar Butler was here? I seem to remember it being in his playbook so it's not like it's outside of his coaching realm. Really not sure why it never appeared this season.
  11. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

    Might be because the 2-2-1 is not the most mobile and tends to foul outside shooters for some reason.

    But 2-1-2 would have been warranted.

    BUCKYLE Washed

    No, it's not. Titles in NCAA hoops are a fuckin' crap shoot. Also, the SEC doesn't have three titles. UF has two, one of which is because several 1st rounders came back in an era in which that's unheard of, and Kentucky has one with a coach who's left NCAA investigations at every job he's been at. Regardless, we're not going to hire Billy or Cal anytime soon, so again, if not Thad, who?
  13. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

    Can we agree to move whatever collective crap we are talking about to the appropriate thread so this one can die down like a Malaysian Airliner?

    Too soon?
  14. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    It's a 2 team conference and that's only when UK feels like trying, coaching and how long they can dance on the precipice of sanctions.

    When the B1G is reduced to a 2 team conference (UM-MSU), we lament just how weak the conference is.

    When ANYONE in the SEC is good, it's cause for celebration.
    :lol: Of all the coaches to use as a beacon of true coaching, you went with Calipari, the guy who has been badly underachieving at utilizing his talent lately. Kudos him on to winning - and coaching - better than anyone expected today.
  15. RAMdrvr1

    RAMdrvr1 All Galaxy '14 NCAA Pick'em Champ

    I don't understand what poeple have against Scott. I've never seen when he didn't work hard, he always put the Buckeyes first, and always tried to do whatever was asked of him.
    BUCKYLE likes this.

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