NCAA Basketball 18-19 Catch-All

Go ACC! Not a UVA fan, but I'm happy having the trophy come back to our conference

Well. The seasons's over.

What do we do NOW?! Setup a countdown to November 6th or so?

Tyrian wrote:

Well. The seasons's over.

What do we do NOW?! Setup a countdown to November 6th or so?

Watch the coaching carousel spin, and what the FBI does?

UCLA coaching search is turning into TNs football coaching search, with a historically strong power in the sport realizing they are no longer a dream job for coaches any more.

I think ukickmydog won the bracket. ESPN won’t update the scores yet, but their rank is 1. UVA cost me the title, but as an ACC guy with lots of UVA friends, I’ll take it.

MannishBoy wrote:
Tyrian wrote:

Well. The seasons's over.

What do we do NOW?! Setup a countdown to November 6th or so?

Watch the coaching carousel spin, and what the FBI does?

UCLA coaching search is turning into TNs football coaching search, with a historically strong power in the sport realizing they are no longer a dream job for coaches any more.

Yeah, seems like the coaching merry-go-round is spinning hard and fast. The players leaving for the draft will also potentially hold some surprises.

Saw Barnes elected to stay at Tennessee over taking the UCLA job.

Beard should definitely get paid, whether he stays at Tech or not

Ego Man wrote:

I think ukickmydog won the bracket. ESPN won’t update the scores yet, but their rank is 1. UVA cost me the title, but as an ACC guy with lots of UVA friends, I’ll take it.

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Stele wrote:
Carlbear95 wrote:
Stele wrote:

Hey Cal fired their coach. Good luck, Carlbear.

Who woulda thunk an 8-win Pac-12 team just won March Madness.

Cal hires Mark Fox, formerly of Georgia.

Thoughts?

I'm pretty ambivalent. Cal basketball has done an amazing job of making me completely uninterested in the product on the court. Without a doubt Wyking Jones needed to be fired. 16 wins in 2 seasons including embarassing double digit losses to the likes of Chaminade, UC Riverside and Central Arksansas are inexcusable. Even after ending the pac-12 regular season with 3 straight wins, we were last in NET rankings of the power 6 by far. We had a total defense rankings somewhere in the 300s.

The best story about how bad we were was we had just lost a close home game to a heavily favored UCLA on Thursday with an upcoming home game against USC on Saturday. As far as this team goes "close home loss" was the best result we've had in a long time and was "momentum". During Friday practice Wyking Jones described how he got on the players for their 3-point defense during practice so he made them run it again... OK, great team should be focussed on defending 3 pointers. USC comes around... Benny Boatwright sets a USC record for 10 3-pointers made in a game in a 30 point blowout.

I'll just wait and see. I haven't gone to a Cal basketball game in nearly 2 years and honestly probably have only watched 2 or 3 games in that span on TV. At this point anything better than "worst team in the country" is a 10000% improvement over what we suffered through the last two years.

I'm guessing this is the best place for this.

Elijah Johnson enters ‘Self Made’ KU alumni team in $2 million basketball tournament

Former Kansas combo guard Elijah Johnson has formed a KU alumni team that will be competing in the single-elimination “The Basketball Tournament” this July.

The 10-player Jayhawks squad — which will be revealed a player at a time in coming days on Johnson’s social media accounts (@elijahjohnson15 and @eazyonefive) and at The Basketball Tournament website — will be opening play July 25-28 at Koch Arena in Wichita.

Winner of the eight-team Wichita event (KU, Kansas State, Wichita State alumni teams plus five others) will advance to the finals Aug. 1-6 in Chicago.

“The last thing I did was blow kisses at K-State (after KU win in Manhattan in 2013). We’ll leave it at that,” Johnson said good-naturedly on Monday in hyping a possible game against the KSU alumni team. “I’m excited for it. They have a strong team (including D..J. Johnson, Marcus Foster, Thomas Gipson). I think we have a stronger team.”

Johnson, 28, didn’t wish to reveal any players on the KU team at this time. Last week, Landen Lucas and Sherron Collins both said they were looking forward to playing for the KU squad.

“I’ll give you this hint: We all played for Coach (Bill) Self,” Johnson said.

In fact the KU alumni team has been named Self Made.

“Coach Self gave his blessing. He’s completely fine with it and in fact said he was honored,” Johnson said. “We’ll go with the name Self Made and go down to Wichita and compete.”

This marks the sixth year for the 64-team single-elimination tourney, which is televised by ESPN. It’s the first year KU has entered a team, however individual Jayhawks including Johnson, Tyshawn Taylor and Josh Selby have competed for various squads in the event.

The winning team splits $2 million prize money.

“I felt this would be a great opportunity to give basketball back to the state of Kansas in the summer when it’s pretty dry regarding current stuff and not much going on in general,” Johnson said.

Yeah I've watched it a couple times when former Louisville players were in it. It's basketball in the summer, good enough for me.