Here are my final thoughts then I'll put this one to bed:
If you would have told me on Thursday morning that Craft and Thompson would combine for 34 points, UD would only hit 3 three point shots, and shoot under 50% from the field, I would have said it was an OSU blow out. That is why this game amazed me. UD just flat out beat OSU at their game. Tough hard nose man to man defense and do not turn the ball over. Ud was just a tick better from the charity stripe which was the defense.
There is absolutely no excuse for Amir Williams not to at least hold his own against Dayton's front line. That was flat out embarrassing for him. Kavanaugh has been abused all year underneath. The games that Amir has played well is when he was involved early. If I was Thad, I would have thrown it into him down low early and often. That way he has no choice but to be engaged in the game. Going small helped helped UD tremendously.
I figured Oliver and Ross would cancel eachother out and they did. With Thompson and Craft upping their production, it should have been enough for a hard fought 7-10 point win.
Marc Loving should have gotten more than 8 mins. If I recall correctly he banged down a 3 and then came out at the next dead ball. He was in foul trouble but who cares. He is a bench role player. What was Thad saving him for?
It was a close one that could have went either way. Hopefully Thad can find a decent big man. UD should be in good shape next year losing only Sanford and Kavanugh.
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?
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.
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.
Stick to insanely stupid government conspiracy theories. That UK team is so disorganized, they make osu look cohesive.
which is a banner year for them. Meanwhile a strong big ten would be very disappointed by that type of finish. This was the opposite of a strong big ten and as such the only ones to survive were the mostly good squads.there are three SEC teams in the sweet 16. just like the B1G. hmmm...
Speaking of banners.. numerous folks that are posting haven't gotten theirs yet...which is a banner year for them. Meanwhile a strong big ten would be very disappointed by that type of finish. This was the opposite of a strong big ten and as such the only ones to survive were the mostly good squads.