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Title: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on October 26, 2018, 12:10:52 am
soon!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on October 26, 2018, 12:11:46 am
tbh, i really created this thread to post stuff about Zion.

DUKE SCHEDULE:

https://www.google.com/search?ei=gJPSW-XPD4blkgWfloZo&q=ncaa+standings+basketball&oq=ncaa+standings+basketball&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l2j0i22i30l8.24861.26163..26275...0.0..1.186.1235.3j8......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i131j0i67j0i10j0i22i10i30.evRTOJ4wNYQ#sie=t;/m/026wlnm;3;/g/11ckvf54fz;mt;fp;1

DUKE VS KENTUCKY, November 6th, season opener!!!



i can't wait to see this dude play in the real season.

#zionfever

kid is insane.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on October 26, 2018, 03:47:56 am
he is stupefying. like giannis, lebron-level physical talent.

i used to follow college basketball religiously but i've fallen off in recent years. my question is how the hell is duke ranked 4th? didn't they have like 3 of the top 5 recruits this year?

EDIT: yes, they do: 1, 2, and 5. also the #15 and #33 recruits. zion isn't even the top-rated recruit ON DUKE.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on October 26, 2018, 10:25:38 am
ya i haven't been following college bball much in recent years either.. but, with Zion, I will. He definitely seems like a generational talent. I mean his physicality/strength is SHAQ level, but he's more of a small forward, with guard-like handles.

So, just like LEBRON seems like a mix of MJ (jordan) and MJ (magic) to me, Zion seems like a mix of Barkley and SHAQ with some extra guard qualities. This kid is so strong it's unbelievable.

he seriously looks like he is in the NFL:

(http://www.zagsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Zion-Duke-1200x800.jpg)

i'm curious to see how he fills out.. LMAO.



also, i'm so glad Grayson isn't on Duke with Zion.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on October 26, 2018, 02:28:16 pm
i hope he can live up to his gifts. would be fun to watch.

dumb point of conversation: how do you define "generational" talent? generations are usually taken to be 20 years. so the most talented/greatest player in a 20 year stretch. right now that'd obviously be lebron, but would you call giannis a "generational" talent? he's unreal, every bit as much a physical freak as lebron just blossoming later. anyone else in the NBA in that tier? people talked about anthony davis and KAT that way but i don't think so.

curry isn't generational, he's sui generis.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on October 27, 2018, 02:59:55 am
duke should be ranked 1
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on October 28, 2018, 12:18:14 pm
i hope he can live up to his gifts. would be fun to watch.

tbh don't see how he can't. he's just too strong & athletic, combined beautiful finishing ability at the rim. so even if his jumper is suspect, i don't see how he can't dominate the glass.

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dumb point of conversation: how do you define "generational" talent? generations are usually taken to be 20 years. so the most talented/greatest player in a 20 year stretch. right now that'd obviously be lebron, but would you call giannis a "generational" talent? he's unreal, every bit as much a physical freak as lebron just blossoming later. anyone else in the NBA in that tier? people talked about anthony davis and KAT that way but i don't think so.

well for basketball, i think you can have generational players among different positions. ie, generational center, guard etc.

unlike say, boxing, where it's pretty much just one position (a fighter). but i guess u could have several at the same time, via different weight classes.

as for Giannis, not sure if i'd put him there yet. he's incredible for sure, but I guess i've always considered "generational talents", those who not only are on another level skill-wise, but also lead their teams to victory.

so ya, when it comes to AD/KAT/Greek Freak, they need to figure out how to win. That's what makes someone like LEBRON, Curry, AI, Shaq, Kobe, MJ etc on another level. They are just so dominant that it's hard for a game not to tip in their favor - resulting in them having more regular & post season success. The league is absolutely stacked now, so it's definitely not easy. But when someone like Lebron or SHAQ comes along, they basically "unstack it", and they become the epicenter, that's how it feels to me anyway.

as for Zion, he just gives off the vibe that he will change whatever game he's in, completely. Defensively, offensively, etc. We'll see soon, that's for sure!

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curry isn't generational, he's sui generis.

if he was on an awful team, i feel like he'd be more of an AI. He'd still figure out how to win. He'd probably also take more shots.

AI is a great example for me. He was just a force, as small as he was, that could lead a subpar team to victory, year after year. He really was incredible. I still remember him going up against the dynasty Lakers.. 76'rs completely outmatched, AI goes off for like 48 or something to steal game 1. On paper, PHI has no chance against that LA team. AI was just incredible. AI proved how lethal a scoring point guard could be in a "big man league".

pc!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on October 29, 2018, 05:14:33 am
he is the hulk, hope he works on his shot a lot cause he'll need it deep in the season
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on October 29, 2018, 07:09:55 am
i think "he is the hulk" pretty much sums it up. lmao.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on November 09, 2018, 09:27:55 am
I saw some of the debut, but was too busy watching election coverage.

I didn't know he scored 28, holy shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_uqYRwjEc8

^^ check 2:50
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on November 11, 2018, 05:39:53 pm
lmao yup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssBcw8UH-ts
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on November 11, 2018, 05:40:10 pm
Zion's blocks.. my goodness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB3X4q2uieU
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on November 15, 2018, 10:00:24 am
dude.

this.

is.

insane.

50s & 1:30

odsksdok
dksosdk
godskg
kskdo
sdok
odk
go
.f
.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVvls4HOeXE
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on November 19, 2018, 04:33:28 am
Zion 100000% could bully most nba players this second.... shit duke could bully some nba teams tbh....

i'm curious if zion's vertical is going to start decreasing as soon as he goes to the nba.... like most nba players
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on November 19, 2018, 12:01:34 pm
Zion 100000% could bully most nba players this second....

100%

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shit duke could bully some nba teams tbh....

dno about that.. lol.

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i'm curious if zion's vertical is going to start decreasing as soon as he goes to the nba.... like most nba players

it'll probably go down eventually .. but similar to how lebron's went down, he just got bigger. zion will get bigger.

zion is an absolute monster.

he truly is worth the hype.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on December 04, 2018, 02:31:15 am
Michigan's a basketball school now!

(https://mgoblog.com/sites/default/files/2018-12/45224554005_4957d544e1_k.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 02, 2019, 01:49:42 pm
ZION IS SO INSANE.

and as far as hops go, how does someone 280+ get up so high? this kid is unreal.

found a forum thread that is pretty awesome: Zion Dunk Tracker!

respekt!

https://duke.forums.rivals.com/threads/zion-dunk-tracker.10857294/page-2

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UK - 3
Army - 1
EMU - 6
San Diego St. - 1
Auburn - 0
Gonzaga -1 Zion also missed his 1st dunk of the year
Indiana - 6
Stetson - 2
Hartford -3 with 2 missed dunks (sorry Sky, I mean dinks!)
Yale - 1
Princeton - 0
Texas Tech - 3
Clemson - 2
Wake - 4
FSU - 0 with 1 eyeball poked out
Syracuse - 1
Virginia - 2
Pitt - 3
Georgia Tech - 4
Notre Dame - 0

43 Total

Unless I missed it, Zion had no dunks against Notre Dame.

OFC

 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :ibjumping:
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on February 10, 2019, 12:05:06 pm
zion, yo. zion.

https://deadspin.com/zion-williamson-temporarily-activates-his-flying-abilit-1832506609
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 10, 2019, 03:03:14 pm
zion, yo. zion.

https://deadspin.com/zion-williamson-temporarily-activates-his-flying-abilit-1832506609

that is absolute insanity.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on February 12, 2019, 10:11:13 pm
Duke could beat any NBA team thats having a bad day.... FACT.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on February 14, 2019, 10:57:33 pm
again, zion:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--oUQSxlBR--/c_scale,dpr_2.0,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/m5mgk4qf3xhcumdhz5dh.jpg)

from an interview with the photographer who took that shot:

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I tweet during timeouts, so I was kinda going through the stuff on the camera and looking, and I just zoomed in to see how sharp it was, because there was good action in the frame,” Kamenish said. “And I was like, ‘Oh god, look at that.’ And I showed it to the guy next to me, a seasoned basketball player back in his day, he’s like, ‘Oh god, look at that.’
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: acole14 on February 15, 2019, 12:15:56 am
Duke could beat any NBA team thats having a bad day.... FACT.

If Duke played the Cavs tomorrow, Cavs would win by 50pts and Kevin Love would break Wilt's single game points record.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 15, 2019, 07:19:57 am
again, zion:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--oUQSxlBR--/c_scale,dpr_2.0,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/m5mgk4qf3xhcumdhz5dh.jpg)

from an interview with the photographer who took that shot:

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I tweet during timeouts, so I was kinda going through the stuff on the camera and looking, and I just zoomed in to see how sharp it was, because there was good action in the frame,” Kamenish said. “And I was like, ‘Oh god, look at that.’ And I showed it to the guy next to me, a seasoned basketball player back in his day, he’s like, ‘Oh god, look at that.’

W
T
F.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 15, 2019, 07:20:43 am
Duke could beat any NBA team thats having a bad day.... FACT.

If Duke played the Cavs tomorrow, Cavs would win by 50pts and Kevin Love would break Wilt's single game points record.

ya i was going to say something like that. duke would get destroyed even by any 2nd string nba team.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on February 16, 2019, 01:00:58 am
Elite NCAA teams are really not that far off from NBA teams on a bad/demovitaed night. 82 games.... have u seen how some nba teams look on a bad night? esp an old team that has given up and saving it for next game?

obviously if the NBA team went all out they would crush.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 16, 2019, 03:44:47 am
Duke could beat any NBA team thats having a bad day.... FACT.

If Duke played the Cavs tomorrow, Cavs would win by 50pts and Kevin Love would break Wilt's single game points record.

In 2002 the Sturt Sabres (local amateur basketball club playing in the ABL team equivalent to a Big V Team) played the Arizona Wildcats who made the Final Four of the NCAA National Championships in 2001. Arizona won 109-98 over Sturt in 2002 featuring future-NBA players in Channing Frye, Luke Walton, Will Bynum & Salim Stoudamire. I saw that game in person because it was held at the Pasadena basketball stadium and I was playing for Sturt in U14's at the time.

If a top NCAA team beats an amateur Australian team by 11 points they would get thrashed by an NBL team, let alone a team from the NBA!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 16, 2019, 03:50:38 am
Elite NCAA teams are really not that far off from NBA teams on a bad/demovitaed night. 82 games.... have u seen how some nba teams look on a bad night? esp an old team that has given up and saving it for next game?

obviously if the NBA team went all out they would crush.

Elite NCAA teams have a couple of great players. NBA teams have ALL great players. It's a chasm in depth, which makes the difference.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on February 16, 2019, 04:38:34 am
case in point: cleveland's bench now includes nik stauskas, who was the big ten player of the year and a consensus all-american but is barely a replacement-level pro.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 16, 2019, 10:00:40 am
"the meltdown"

Chapter 27: How to lose a game when you're up 20+ with < 10 minutes to go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OydPe7ZtdRY
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on February 19, 2019, 03:31:55 am
i stand by my claim. come on now u guys train u guys know #1 in the world vs #500 player..... barely has much of a disparity.... its just how elite players are....
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: vag on February 19, 2019, 04:40:44 am
i stand by my claim. come on now u guys train u guys know #1 in the world vs #500 player..... barely has much of a disparity.... its just how elite players are....

I feel what you are saying. That difference is indeed very small  when a.... mortal observes it. But when normalized at their level, which is the necessary to asses them, the difference is chaotic.
I'll use a sprinting analogy: Think of Bolt and someone dropping consistent sub 10s at tournaments, but never below 9.9s. What is their difference when we look at them? Minimal, they are both inhuman fast and beasty. But at their level, the difference is humongous, Bolt won't even notice the 9.9x guy exists. Basketball is not that simple as sprinting, but the analogy stands.

PS : In my sprint example used . 9.9x is top 100, not 500 ( https://www.iaaf.org/records/all-time-toplists/sprints/100-metres/outdoor/men/senior ). #500 best time ever is 10.14. Think Bolt/Gatlin/Gay/Powell/Blake, whoever you want, vs a guy with 10.14 PB. That is what #1 vs #500 in world class athletics is.

In any sport, #1 vs #500 live in different universes.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 19, 2019, 08:09:14 am
i stand by my claim. come on now u guys train u guys know #1 in the world vs #500 player..... barely has much of a disparity.... its just how elite players are....

it's 12 x elite vs (maybe 10 non-elite, 2 elite) though.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on February 19, 2019, 10:20:46 am
yeah the NBA is almost by definition the top ~400 players in the world, minus a couple in college who belong in the pros and a few overseas. duke has 3-4 of those top 400, probably a few in the 400-600 range. but the rest of the team is more like top 1200 or something. jack white, an australian junior who might get drafted in the second round and bump along in the g-league for a while or go play in europe, is getting 20+ minutes and started three games. he would get murdered by any even below-replacement-level NBA forward.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on February 20, 2019, 04:02:04 am
We see it all the time; a #1 ranked team get taken down by unranked team with players unranked, happens at every level of bball. this is where bball differs from ind sports like track n field, cause a motivated team with great chemistry can easily take down a disgruntled team with all allstars......

i stand by my point that a tough ncaa team can take down an nba team...... not that unlikely imo.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: Mutumbo000 on February 20, 2019, 06:22:49 am
A tough NCAA team V an unmotivated NBA team would result in the NBA winning 99% of the time. Sure upsets happen in sport but it's a rarity. 
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 20, 2019, 08:43:15 pm
We see it all the time; a #1 ranked team get taken down by unranked team with players unranked, happens at every level of bball. this is where bball differs from ind sports like track n field, cause a motivated team with great chemistry can easily take down a disgruntled team with all allstars......

i stand by my point that a tough ncaa team can take down an nba team...... not that unlikely imo.

no matter how disgruntled they are, they wouldn't want to lose to an ncaa team. they'd destroy those poor kids.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 20, 2019, 09:24:38 pm
btw. NC @ Duke right now!

2019 NBA Champs aka Duke getting whooped so far.

c'mon ZION.

I can root for Duke now that the disgrace is gone. :ninja:
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 20, 2019, 09:36:00 pm
laughing while watching this game. 2 of the best teams in the nation, can't buy a bucket. awful shooting & shot selection. horrendous offense. but they'd put up a fight vs an NBA team lool.

i mean just look at most NCAA games. sure it's 8 minutes less than an nba game with a longer shot clock, but you get games in the 40's/50's. it's not even close to nba level.

sorry fdl. :ninja:
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 20, 2019, 09:44:07 pm
dammit. zion = legit hurt. :/
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 20, 2019, 09:47:46 pm
man... what. the. fuck?

this is awful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4GcSh5dYBw
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on February 20, 2019, 09:53:40 pm
http://www.espn.com/videohub/video/clip/_/id/26042095/categoryid/4823314

:(
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: acole14 on February 20, 2019, 11:01:02 pm
Damn, he blew his left shoe out. Looks like could be an MCL injury based on the way he fell.

 :(
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: Coges on February 20, 2019, 11:46:57 pm
That is incredible. Straight out destroyed his shoe. Fingers crossed nothing serious.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on February 21, 2019, 04:25:26 am
1 2 pick for zion and morant is a lock imo

its going to be zion, morant, barrett

zion and morant both will fit in great with nba, zion with potential to be GOAT depending how how he handles the nba environment
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on February 21, 2019, 04:28:04 am
A tough NCAA team V an unmotivated NBA team would result in the NBA winning 99% of the time. Sure upsets happen in sport but it's a rarity.

many times NBA lost to overseas teams and even oly bball..... i would say the % is more like 80-90% which is why i stand by my point, i'm not talking about mid majors, i'm talking about prideful top NCAA teams talent level vs NBA.... disparity is not like ppl think, top ncaa talent vs nba, ncaa will hold their own 20% of the time imo
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 16, 2019, 12:48:12 pm
Zion is absolutely incredible. I can't wait for Duke/FSU tonight in the ACC championship.

watched his last 2 games back from injury.

man his finishing ability in the paint is next level.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 16, 2019, 03:00:54 pm
such a horrible missed call to end the Florida/Auburn game..

6s left - UF down 3. missed freethrow by UAB, UAB wants to foul. UF gets it passed half court. UAB *rakes* the UF guy as he's chucking up a three.. DELIBERATE FOUL. Trying to foul him on the floor but he got the shot up with someone raking his arms. No whistle at all.

that's some bad reffing.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on March 16, 2019, 11:41:16 pm
zion is nuts to be playing right now IMHO. and i say that as a duke fan.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 17, 2019, 10:05:00 am
zion is nuts to be playing right now IMHO. and i say that as a duke fan.

ya. he's just a competitor. nothing going to stop him from playing. not even the idea of risking serious knee injury without making his 20+ million yet. kid is a monster.

what's more interesting is how Coach K is playing him all of those minutes... kid just came off a serious MCL sprain and he's playing every minute in the ACC tournament...... college sports is a wreck.

IMHO, it's up to Duke & Coach K to be the smart people here, and potentially risk losing the ACC title in order to get Zion even healthier. That's where is breaks down to me. It's like boxers and their trainers. Trainers have to know when to throw in the towel, real boxers are going to fight to the death. Zion is worried about letting his teammates/fans down etc. Duke/Coach K needs to override that if there's any signs of him being less than 100%.

Zion looked great but sometimes he did look like his knee was aching him.

pc!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 24, 2019, 06:06:53 pm
this TACKO (UCF) vs ZION (DUKE) game is living up to the hype.

UCF is a serious squad. Such a huge squad, makes Duke look tiny. Dawkins is having himself a crazy game too. Zion flustered a bit.



IOWA vs TENN was awesome too. what a come back. too bad they couldn't finish it off.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 24, 2019, 06:15:09 pm
ZION. He picked it up. man he's such a beast.

Tacko picking up some lame fouls. He needs to relax. UCF is a different team with him in there, understandably. 7'6 wtf.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 24, 2019, 07:18:14 pm
omfg what a game (70-68 UCF right now).

Dawkins is damn impressive, so smooth & a true scorer.

turning out to be Zion vs Dawkins. :f
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 24, 2019, 07:30:07 pm
OMFG ZION MAKE THE FREETHROW OMFG>
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 24, 2019, 07:35:22 pm
incredible ending.

what a game. holy sh*t.

ZION.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 28, 2019, 09:29:37 pm
this dude CLINE is IN THE ZONE.

holy shit.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 28, 2019, 09:38:05 pm
epic game.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 28, 2019, 09:40:10 pm
(purdue / tennessee)

OT.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 28, 2019, 09:51:29 pm
nojel eastern, one of the ugliest freethrows you will ever see.

the guy who fouled out cline: one of the smartest basketball plays you will ever see.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 29, 2019, 09:08:43 pm
UNC getting owned. nice.

coby white with a nasty baseline drive + dunk tho.

oh shit.. Okeke just got seriously injured.. awful. damn man. he looks like he's in serious pain.

damn UNC player tried to help him (auburn player) immediately. respect.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 29, 2019, 09:53:45 pm
ZION.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 29, 2019, 10:03:15 pm
zion block. insane. and then he defends like 2 other people. lmao.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on March 30, 2019, 12:04:33 am
boy texas tech D is the truth. sad way for UM to go out, with a whimper. great season, though, given preseason expectations and our various talent limitations.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 30, 2019, 12:08:14 am
ZION is unreal.

brutal finish for VT.. man o man what a great play to run at the end. Hill just shot it as if there was only 0.3s on the clock, meanwhile there was 1.1
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 30, 2019, 07:19:30 pm
boy texas tech D is the truth. sad way for UM to go out, with a whimper. great season, though, given preseason expectations and our various talent limitations.

seems like they know how to make the game ugly, then they start making shots.

good scrappy aggressive defense.

TEXAS TECH / GONZAGA right now.

great game so far.

HACHIMURA is fun to watch. really intense dude.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 30, 2019, 10:14:58 pm
wow they are going off in this Purdue/Virginia game..

Guy vs Edwards, from all over the court, 3 after 3.

insanity.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 30, 2019, 10:30:44 pm
this game is insane.

LIGHTS OUT FROM EVERYWHERE.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 30, 2019, 10:37:30 pm
im losing it.

this kid Edwards is nuclear.

so much speed to the rim.. nasty pull up J from anywhere on the court - including 15 feet behind the 3 pt line wtf?

hope Purdue wins, want to see more of Edwards in this tournament.

(https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/01/23/04/17117455/5/920x920.jpg)

Guy is lighting it up as well, but he doesn't have as much athleticism as Edwards to create space (guy is very athletic but Edwards is like AI/D-Rose athletic).. Guy is lights out if you give him an inch. Edwards creates several feet of space and is lights out.

best game i've seen in a while.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 30, 2019, 10:39:05 pm
Edwards has realized that he is completely unstoppable.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 30, 2019, 10:48:53 pm
OVERTIME.

best game i've seen in a long time.

this is incredible.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 30, 2019, 11:08:35 pm
incredible game.

wow.

VA moving on.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on March 31, 2019, 04:28:39 am
duke players too selfish not give to zion, could cost them title...

cmon barret and jones, clowns
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 31, 2019, 06:03:33 pm
Auburn / Kentucky was solid. Auburn's PG is fast as fu*k.

Auburn beat Kansas, NC, and Kentucky to get into the final 4.. that's major.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 31, 2019, 06:04:40 pm
ZION having an awful first half, damn. sloppy fouls, lots of bad passes etc.

i imagine he'll have a crazy 2nd half. if he doesn't tho, duke is in trouble.

barrett always steps up, solid first half.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 31, 2019, 07:19:37 pm
RIP duke.

damn.. so many mistakes / turnovers. and their free throw shooting comes back to haunt them.

i was worried about barrett/zion getting the ball at the end because of the freethrow shooting issues. Would have been nice to see Tre get it, drive, and create / maybe get fouled. Even if Duke tied it up, Mich St was playing great.

and damn @ that barrett intentional miss that went in.. zion was right there. if that thing was coming off the rim, he would have gotten it.

Tre emotional af at the end.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on March 31, 2019, 07:21:10 pm
These announcers complaining about the "one and done era" drives me nuts. These scumbags are profiting off of these players, and want to see the NBA step in and make it harder for these kids to get a job - aka leave early and make $$$.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on April 01, 2019, 02:57:23 am
RJ Barrett sucks and it's ludicrous that he got the ball at the end of the game. Per some guy on Twitter: "Duke lost three games with Zion Williamson in the lineup this year. RJ Barrett went ***0-for-9*** in the final minute of those three games. The rest of the team had three total shots. Zion had one."
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 01, 2019, 11:18:17 am
RJ Barrett sucks and it's ludicrous that he got the ball at the end of the game. Per some guy on Twitter: "Duke lost three games with Zion Williamson in the lineup this year. RJ Barrett went ***0-for-9*** in the final minute of those three games. The rest of the team had three total shots. Zion had one."

teh fuq. barrett doesn't suck. he's a beast. he's one of the best players in college basketball.

he might have struggled at the end of some of those games mentioned, but i'm sure his stat-line for each of those games was a reason why Duke was even in them.

Zion isn't aggressive enough to demand the ball every play at the end. He reminds me of Lebron in that respect - he likes to dish the ball out early, and sometimes stay out of the play entirely.

i'm not sure of Barrett's numbers in that Mich St / Duke game but i'm sure they were solid - he had a great first half.

both zion & barrett had career highs in turnovers. they also suck at free throws.

zion caught the college basketball flu unfortunately (shot too many threes).

mich st's PG is impressive, had himself an incredible game.

pc!



PS: ok now can't wait for NBA2020 - ZION2020.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 06, 2019, 08:10:14 pm
OH MY FUCKING GOD.

VA down 62-60, fouled on a 3 with 0.6 left.

insane.

Guy shooting FT's.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 06, 2019, 08:22:10 pm
absolutely incredible.

that was definitely a foul. too bad they missed the double dribble call on Jerome before hand tho.

Guy drained those so ez.. dude looked happy to close the game out like that.

what an ending.. complete insanity.  :wowthatwasnutswtf:

VA = to the finals.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on April 07, 2019, 12:19:53 am
gonna have a first-time champ, which is great. and at least michigan state, aka the most morally bankrupt D1 athletic program (which is really saying something), is out.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 07, 2019, 09:21:57 am
yup.

VA will take it probably easier than expected - that is, if Tariq Ownes can't play (nasty ankle roll but he's made of rubber apparently). Hoping he's back and is fine. If that's the case, then it'll be a great game. That dude goes super saiyan out there.

Jerome/Guy are too lethal tho imho. Jerome especially.. dude can really create. Then Guy steps up at the biggest moments.

still can't get over that VA/AUB ending.

i'd be happy to see either team win it. I actually like their coaches too. It personally bothers me a little when coaches are complete spazzes on the sidelines, like Izzo and Pearl - ffs, relax a bit. I guess the spazzing bothers me because it just comes off as them thinking they have "more control" than they actually do. ie, as if Izzo is pulling every string & orchestrating everything on the court. News flash, he's not.

Hope it's a great game. This tournament has been incredible.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 09:05:39 pm
I think VA will win, but hope TEXAS TECH wins.

:D
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 09:58:23 pm
Owens is a beast. His stat-line doesn't do him justice.

TECH back in it. Whatshisface (looks like Drake lol) on fire.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 10:15:35 pm
Jerome is solid.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: LBSS on April 08, 2019, 11:23:40 pm
i can't watch the game over here but even just watching the score progress is tense. it's 66-65 TT with 0:35 to go. i'm missing a classic, damn it!   :'(

OVERTIME! someone on UVA hit a huge three. fuck this is an excruciating way to follow a basketball game.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 11:31:25 pm
OH MY FU*KING GOD.

OT.

what an insane ending to regulation.
1. absolutely horrible shot with ~6 seconds left by TTU
2. massive (weird) mistake by VA throwing it out of bounds while Guy was calling timeout

OT. OT. OT. :wowthatwasnutswtf:
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 11:32:40 pm
i can't watch the game over here but even just watching the score progress is tense. it's 66-65 TT with 0:35 to go. i'm missing a classic, damn it!   :'(

OVERTIME! someone on UVA hit a huge three. fuck this is an excruciating way to follow a basketball game.

ya man too bad you can't watch it.

it's an incredible game.

TTU battling back several times to get back in the game. VA hitting a huge shot to tie it up. TTU shooting a horrible 3 with ~6-7s left in regulation. VA throwing it out of bounds. TTU taking a fadeaway 3 block/miss.

OT!
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 11:36:30 pm
back and forth. big shots.

73-72. TTU
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 11:38:44 pm
75-73 VA

incredible hustle by moretti
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 11:39:31 pm
lol on replay.. moretti double dribbled.

massive hustle to get the loose ball.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 11:40:06 pm
looks off of moretti.. damn. gonna be VA ball.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 11:45:42 pm
VA got this. 81-75 with 17s left.

too many missed 3's by TTU at the end.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 08, 2019, 11:48:40 pm
VA = champs.

great game.
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: fast does lie on April 13, 2019, 01:40:18 pm
ny, cl, phx will probably get #1 pick and they all going to pick zion, def.

if phx or ny get 2nd pick they getting barrett

cl will take morant i think....
Title: Re: 2018-2019 NCAA Season
Post by: adarqui on April 13, 2019, 03:00:10 pm
ny, cl, phx will probably get #1 pick and they all going to pick zion, def.

if phx or ny get 2nd pick they getting barrett

cl will take morant i think....

ZION on PHX would actually be pretty cool.. ZION is Barkley-ish.

would hate to see NY get ZION.

ZION to PHX ! (or MIA!! plz god)