NCAA Basketball 20-21 Catch-All

I honestly think the ncaa selection committee loves the idea of UNC as an 11 seed. No guarantee they'd upset the 6, but it'd probably make for good ratings.

Regardless, UNC won their impromptu matchup with Northeastern despite some shaky play in the first half. The remaining slate is down to 4 now... Louisville, FSU, Syracuse, and Duke (since the BC game was also postponed).

I imagine they have to win 2 of those to remain on the bubble. 3 to improve their seeding even slightly (of course, the 'reward' for being an 8 or 9 is likely a second round game with a #1 seed) .

Worried after Louisville canceled again tonight, if Saturday is going to happen. Already 16 days since our last game. And the 18 game break in Dec is when we came back and got drilled by Wisconsin without our PG.

Looks like Clemson is on a second pause this week too, after they already had a big one before.

6pm, Louisville at UNC. Good luck, Tyrian.

And Louisville announced yesterday that injured senior center Malik Williams is back and will play today.

But due to contact tracing, testing, etc. we're not sure who else is playing today until close to game time. So we may be short handed and not have a chance from the start. Then again it's our first game in 19 days, so we're going to struggle either way. Hopefully we have enough players to keep it close and have a chance to win.

Stele wrote:

6pm, Louisville at UNC. Good luck, Tyrian.

And Louisville announced yesterday that injured senior center Malik Williams is back and will play today.

But due to contact tracing, testing, etc. we're not sure who else is playing today until close to game time. So we may be short handed and not have a chance from the start. Then again it's our first game in 19 days, so we're going to struggle either way. Hopefully we have enough players to keep it close and have a chance to win.

And to you, sir. I hadn't realized it had been 3 weeks since you last played a game. This season is insane.

Frankly, I have no idea what even makes a difference anymore. UNC's had week pauses due to postponements and come out flat. Then they'll play a solid game of offense and follow it up with a day of being unable to throw it in the ocean.

It's the ACC, and it's still the weird season we've had all along... so we're definitely in any-given-day territory.

See ya on the other side.

f*ck

So, uh. That did not go like I expected. The rust was evident for Louisville. 3 weeks off is a brutal stretch, and probably had a significant impact on game readiness.

Was nice to see several tarheels hitting from outside, even if they couldn't buy a free throw. Still a lot of work for Caleb Love to do, as he struggled with ball pressure early in the 2nd half.

I'll take the W, we needed it for our resume.

Cards bounce back with a wire to wire win by 12 over Notre Dame. Looked much better.

Also GaTech beat VaTech on the road handily. Very interesting. Cards only beat VaTech by 2 at home but handled GT by 20 right before this last pause. Play at VaTech next week.

But first, revitalized Duke on Saturday.

Stele wrote:

Cards bounce back with a wire to wire win by 12 over Notre Dame. Looked much better.

Also GaTech beat VaTech on the road handily. Very interesting. Cards only beat VaTech by 2 at home but handled GT by 20 right before this last pause. Play at VaTech next week.

But first, revitalized Duke on Saturday.

Yeah, Louisville looked far more together last night than in Chapel Hill. I'm looking forward to you beating Duke on Saturday.

The GT / VT game was surprising to me as well. GT looked like that scrappy, confident team that sometimes shows up to play in the ACC. They've done that to a number of teams this year, and have been IN other games they didn't win. If you sleep on em, they will bite you (or sting, I guess. You know, yellowjackets...)!

Welp, that went exactly as I was afraid it would. The useless UNC team showed up and forgot how to play defense or shoot.

I gave up with 3 minutes to go.

What an absolute disappointment.

Hah imagine how we feel. Where was that UNC team Saturday?

And UVA goes down again, at home, to NCSU. 3 losses in a row. And their only win over a ranked team was Clemson way back before their first pause when the wheels came off. UVA might actually suck this year.

FSU back on top in ACC.

Stele wrote:

Hah imagine how we feel. Where was that UNC team Saturday?

And UVA goes down again, at home, to NCSU. 3 losses in a row. And their only win over a ranked team was Clemson way back before their first pause when the wheels came off. UVA might actually suck this year.

FSU back on top in ACC.

Yeah, who knows. Typical UNC this season, Jekyll and Hyde.

UVA is actually kinda similar. They show moments of brilliance and then follow up with inexplicable collapses. They definitely aren't as talented as the 2019 team.

FSU is absolutely the best team in the ACC

Well holy crap on toast. After that dismal first half, I didn't think they had an inkling of a shot.. but they hit a crapload of free throws to seal the deal in the 2nd. Insanity.

I'll definitely take the W after that abysmal loss on Wednesday!