Yea Thomas is a big scoring talent...But he has bad shot selection. He's very crafty scoring the ball but he lanks range on his shot and needs to be open to get it off. He can be a late 1st or more likely and early 2nd round pick though if he works on those things.
UNLV v. Northern Iowa game very exciting. Never thought I'd say that.
G'Town is getting ready to ruin alot of peoples brackets...I'm starting to give up on them.
worse first round ever for me.
Ripping up my bracket....Rip, Rip, Rip.
UNLV....all you had to do was to not allow the hot shooter to score. They did just that.
Northern Iowa beats UNLV. Great game with alot of tough D and big-time shots.
Washington is losing to Marquette by 8...Washington plagued by lack of D and bad shots.
G'Town. Oh, G'Town
I wasnt big on GTown either, i think in one of my brackets i picked Ohio to win, but probably not, i just hope i did
I'm 100% in only one of my brackets. It was my 2nd guess bracket.
I didn't research or watch Ohio this year, so that was my bad. I thought G'Town had them under control. That messed up my Midwest region kinda bad. I had G'Town in the Elite 8.
washington marquette is sick right now. Marqette is raining threes and washington is getting to the basket.
Marquette needs to win this...I've had enough of losing for 1 day.
I hope Marquette can hold on and win.
Has Marquette ever heard of help D?
please no 3's
do you guys think venoy overton can play himself into a draft spot next year?
oh yeah. All right cal, your turn tomorrow to take down one of those fake big east teams.
big east is having a disappointing day.
Damn Marquette!! That was horrible D. I would've helped, even though it was straight man. I don't think Pondexter thought about passing the ball, so helpside would've been smart. Another loss for me today.
Venoy Overton won't get drafted. He's not talented enough offensively, and he has no PG skills despite being 5'10." He's strictly a full-court pressure defender.
i said it earlier. I had not watched much big east this year until the big east tournament, and then i watched most those games, but i was not that impressed. I still think it might have been the best conference, but not amazing by any means. I see "experts" on the internet talking about how Utah State wouldn't stand a chance in the big east and seton hall going 9-9 in the toughest conference is an automatic bid. But so far, big east has looked pretty normal.
This really sucks. My best bracket had Georgetown winning one game, but I got all the other picks right.
I knew I should've picked Wake....Why is Texas so horrible all of a sudden with all that talent??
venoy was breaking guys down left and right in full court situations. His ball handling is better then anyone else on the washington roster. I dont know if he will get drafted, but he is defenitely more then just a defender with that ball handling and speed.
There are plenty of guys that can handle the ball and are as quick as he is. He's only above average as a full-court defender. At best he'd be like Anthony Carter. And that would be asking for alot, since Carter actually can play PG.
It's still early, Iggy, but I feel your pain. Texas losing would only knock me down even further. I picked Wake in 2 of my brackets, but they happen to be my 2 worst brackets. No idea what's wrong with Texas; they have a senior leader in Damion James, a freshman phenom in Avery Bradley, two quality big men in Gary Johnson and Dexter Pittman, two solid contributors in Jordan Hamilton and J'Covan Brown, but they just can't put the pieces together. Is a point guard THAT important?
On a side note, how cool would it be to keep this thread active during the entire tournament?
above average as a full court defender? dude was putting pressure on the ball the whole game. The announcer said he was the best defender he had seen all season and the other anouncer agreed.
It would be "Guiness World record" cool....I say lets do it.
It would be "Guiness World record" cool....I say lets do it.
in other news.. lehigh got off to a 12-4 start and is now going to get blown out.
now who saw that coming??
as upside prospects, who do you guys like more, aminu or favors?
Upside Aminu, but James is more polished...I think James is a very underrated prospect who could be an elite 3rd or 4th option offensively. He also is a very good rebounder. Aminu has more versatility though, that's why he has more upside.
Texas came back strong. Hopefully, San Diego State can do the same (I should have paid more attention when filling out the bracket where I have S.D.S winning).
Knicksboy, who the hell makes a 2nd guess bracket???? That is the most gutless thing ever.
let's go montana.
Nah New Mexico, I need to see as much Hobson as possible.
Hobson is down.......
He got back up, but he was in some serious pain; I could hear him grimacing.
That could ruin the run the were trying to make this tourny if he's out...They need to win this one though for the sake of my bracket.
I only have them going to the 2nd round..then getting knocked out
San Diego St needs to keep on playing well, as they have to start the half.
Texas playing uninspired again.
New Mexico needs to pressure Montana's guards so that they can prevent them from passing the ball to Uncle Fester; he's killing them down low.
EDIT: Double post
Montana's coming back
Texas just hit two 3's and is up by 6 in overtime; Damion James is on the line
J'Covan Brown is finally showing why he shoots so much. I just thought he was selfish, his shot isn't broke after all. He's stepped up. Texas has to hold on though.
As I typed that he misses 2 free throws...
Ish Smith is playing too out of control and they won't give the ball to Aminu for some reason
Ari Stewart with a clutch three for Wake. I picked Texas to win, but that was a big-time shot by the freshman.
Ish Smith with a buzzer beater. Second time today that a time I picked to win lost on a buzzer beater.
I would be mad at this, but Ish Smith is someone I know personally. That big shot couldn't have fallen for a better guy. Texas shouldn't have let the lead slip though. J'Covan Brown shouldn't have passed when he was in that trap to Gary Johnson. I knew Johnson would miss both FT's. He looked scared from the time he got fouled.
It was smart by Wake not to foul Brown, but what the hell was Johnson doing in the backcourt? Once Brown got trapped, one of two things should have happened:
A) Call time-out (if they had one)
B) Get a better shooter in the backcourt
Yea, I thought James was going to be back there as the security blanket. Bad coaching once again and a bad pass by Brown that cost them the game....I didn't need that loss though. San Diego St. hurt me too
Dairese Gray has been clutch at the line. He missed a couple, but he made enough for New Mexico to win.