NCAA Basketball 2023-24 Catch All

UNC wins a "get right" game at home against a faltering VT squad. Not a great game statistically - VT shot ~41% from the floor, ~27% from 3 (7-26). Better than our last defensive outing against Syracuse...

Week off before traveling to Charlottesville to face UVA. This is not a place we win often, so hopefully we'll come ready to go. I'd like to hold onto the #1 spot in the conf standings.

Cards were outscored by Pittsburgh's Hinson until about halfway through the end half. He had 38, Louisville had 37.

But either way Cards lost by 20. Only 5 more games of this bullsh*t I hope.

A few days after firing their head coach, Ohio St stuns Purdue. Chalk it up to one more "you never know who is gonna show up" type of game.

And also "Why hasn't Louisville fired their coach yet?"

Both ranked teams playing unranked teams on the road lost today.

And Memphis State got ran by 25 at SMU. They went from ranked 4 weeks ago to the wrong side of the bubble going 3-6 their last 9. Too bad, Penny

NCSU almost pulls the comeback off at home against Syracuse (who again shot a BLISTERING 69% in the first half).

Wake just crushes Pitt.
San Diego St loses on the road to Utah St.
BYU thumps Baylor,
Texas Tech just barely edges out TCU

And... #1 UConn gets blown out on the road against a streaky Creighton team. Someone drops a clip on twitter of Coach Hurley shouting "I will knock you out!" to a Creighton student on his way off the floor after the loss.

https://twitter.com/CreighTakes/stat...

Yeah ranked teams 1-3 on the road last night, only Tenn with the win

#8 Duke obliterates a significantly depleted Miami on the road tonight (no Pack, no Cleveland).
#13 Alabama wins over #24 Florida

Penn St drops #12 Illinois.

George Mason takes down #16 Dayton

At last look, Marquette was well on its way to an outright rout of Depaul, and Kentucky / LSU were in a close one early in the 2nd.

Hey man you forgot the bottom of the ACC race for last place.

ND crushes Louisville by 22 in Louisville.

Stele wrote:

Hey man you forgot the bottom of the ACC race for last place.

ND crushes Louisville by 22 in Louisville.

Unf. I didn't even know it was on.

But in better news, LSU hits a buzzer beater to take down Kentucky after being down 15 earlier in the half.

Yeah they hid us on ESPNU with Tom Crean calling the game.

It's really embarrassing when the announcer could coach better than the coach in the game.

Yeah saw UK lose. That was a really great pass as the LSU kid was falling out of bounds. Smart play, glad they got it off in time.

Tyrian wrote:

Someone drops a clip on twitter of Coach Hurley shouting "I will knock you out!" to a Creighton student on his way off the floor after the loss.

https://twitter.com/CreighTakes/stat...

Well, Missouri's football coach Eli Drinkwitz kept yelling at our players during the Tennessee vs Missouri game Tuesday, the the point that the announcers mentioned it on the broadcast.

There were several reported interactions, but right before the half, Drinkwitz had this exchange with Zakia Zeigler, the point guard:

Drinkwitz: “you throw the ball away like your qb.”

ZZ : I don’t know even know who you are you 4 eyed fatass.

https://twitter.com/vol_equalizer/st...

Drinkwitz is weird.

Gah. I hate playing UVA at UVA. That pack-line grind-it-out D is so frustrating to watch.

I'll take the win, though. Thank goodness Ryan found his shot today.

Wake hangs on at home to knock off Duke, and the fans storm the court which looks like it caused problems for Filipowski?. I'm all for the court storm stuff, but the colleges have GOT to be on top of protecting the players and staff for those eventualities.

Yeah I couldn't watch y'all but I enjoyed Duke losing.

I haven't seen the storm video yet. Last month it was a big deal when Iowa Caitlin Clark got hit. But then on replay she actually ran into the fan and knocked them down.

But because it's Duke it's going to be a big thing now in the ACC, if not nationally. Sheesh

Stele wrote:

Yeah I couldn't watch y'all but I enjoyed Duke losing.

I haven't seen the storm video yet. Last month it was a big deal when Iowa Caitlin Clark got hit. But then on replay she actually ran into the fan and knocked them down.

But because it's Duke it's going to be a big thing now in the ACC, if not nationally. Sheesh

It looked like Flip kinda throws a push first because tons of people are running at him, but then he gets pinballed around and spins. Supposedly an ankle sprain?

Don't get me wrong, players shouldn't be immune to consequences, but they need to be protected from that kind of stuff post-game.

Yeah it's just a weird thing. If you're in the top 10 on the road you've got to be ready. And generally the students are in the end zone. So sprint back to your bench or the scorer's table at the end of the game. It looked like he was still at midcourt when the rush got to him. I don't know.

Probably a fine like a few other conferences have done, but it doesn't stop it. One of the SEC schools were bragging about it when they beat someone (UK?) last month, that they'll happily pay the fine.

Stele wrote:

Yeah it's just a weird thing. If you're in the top 10 on the road you've got to be ready. And generally the students are in the end zone. So sprint back to your bench or the scorer's table at the end of the game. It looked like he was still at midcourt when the rush got to him. I don't know.

Probably a fine like a few other conferences have done, but it doesn't stop it. One of the SEC schools were bragging about it when they beat someone (UK?) last month, that they'll happily pay the fine.

Yeah, I get it. Beating Duke or UNC or winning a big SEC/ACC challenge game or whatever often results in the court storm. I guess it was one of the studio talking heads talking about how Duke is sour because they almost never do this?

I've seen some arenas have a whole line of security in place when the final minute winds down, but as you say, that only works if the players get off the court to be in the handshake line. If the fine isn't exacting, then the schools won't bother enforcing it.

No good solutions, I guess.

Yeah at Louisville we never storm the court for men's or women's basketball. We expect to beat teams, even #1.

But after the last 3 years on the men's side, who knows... the kids that are there have never seen a ranked win much less a top 10 win. They might storm next year for our new coach in their senior year.

We do usually storm the field for football top 5 wins though. Was out there back in 02 for FSU hurricane game and it was awesome.

I've stormed the court before. Knocked the hat off of a UCLA rally person... spent about an hour with a Berkeley Campus security person. 100% would repeat.

Another time stormed the court, my buddy got in the face of a stanfurd player. Security came towards him, but I acted like I was part of the crowd and just pushed him away as fast as I could without looking at the security person and we got the hell out of there. 100% would repeat.

Stormed the field at stanfurd and at berkeley plenty of times after big games 100% would repeat.

Best (worst) one was stanfurd actually won the Big Game at Berkeley one year and they stormed our field. As part of the Cal student section, we decided it was our solemn duty to defend our field. I may or may not actually know some of the names in that article.

By the way, the best line in that article:

"One witness, senior Jacob Semetko, said that after Cal's 1993 Big Game win, he recalled seeing UC Berkeley Chancellor Chang- Lin Tien with a huge foam football helmet on his head and a big grin -- taunting Stanford fans by holding "a big chunk of grass" that was taken from Stanford Stadium."

I was at that game and saw Chancellor Tien with that handful of sod. Dude was five-foot-nothing with super thick Chinese accent. Amazing.

100% would repeat. GO BEARS! Cal was not good any of these years and UCLA and stanfurd were probably mediocre. In the Big Game in question.. Cal ended the season 6-6 and stanfurd 7-5.. One elite academic institution vs. a well reputated private school for rich kids.. and there was a melee on the field. If you are against the current consolidation of college football and still want the rivalry and tradition, this is what it should be about.

Hope tyrian is alive.

That was stressful to watch and I don't even care who wins

Holy crap. UNC escapes Miami again. When the heels were up 13 with 3 min to go, I figured it was probably a win. I think the UNC kids did too, because they let Miami score 11 unanswered, coughing up the ball on back to back turnovers. This was a depleted Miami squad too, with Nijel Pack and Wooga Poplar unavailable.

Thank goodness for RJ Davis and his Superman cape. He put us on his back and carried the team. New career high, new points record for a player in the dean dome (42).

This Cal team certainly playing hard. Our record is so strange though.. Net Rankings have us at 115. Even though we're 1-6 against Quad 1 (which is on par with most of the teams around us), and 5-3 Quad 2... which is a lot better than most of the teams around us... we're 3-3 in quad 4 with other teams in this low 100s ranking with near perfect records against quad 4.

Pac-12 was down this year, and as I said before even Mark Fox was at around .500 his first year. With the move to the ACC next year, this probably means nothing, but good to see the team winning some games, getting fans in the stadium, and at least making me start to care again.

Dalton Knecht can play some ball. 39 points. Tennessee beats Auburn by 8 to start a string of four straight quad 1 games to close out the season and try to win the SEC and earn a 1 seed.

There's already been a good amount of talk about injuries in women's sports, but this is berserk:

Davidson canceled the remainder of its women's basketball season Friday because of a "significant number of injuries" that reduced its roster to just a few available players.

The Wildcats (18-8) had one game left in the regular season, against Saint Louis on Saturday, which they forfeited. The Atlantic 10 school in Davidson, North Carolina, won't play in any postseason tournaments.

"We are incredibly saddened that we cannot finish out the season strong but feel this is the best decision for our scholar-athletes," athletic director Chris Clunie said in a statement.

That's Steph Curry's alma mater! They are not a small school!

0 defense played in Lexington today. UK beats Arkansas 111-102.

Was kinda fun to watch anyway. Until 2 Hogs fouled out and UK went from down 9 to up 9...

Game 2 of Tennessee's four game stretch against ranked teams to end the season, and with the win over Alabama, they now hold sole control of the SEC title race.

Still two tough games left @ South Carolina and in Knoxville vs UK.

Stele wrote:

0 defense played in Lexington today. UK beats Arkansas 111-102..

NBA Ready!!!

Dartmouth men’s basketball team votes to unionize, though steps remain before forming labor union

This could be the biggest story in NCAA sports since the NCAA agreed that the facade of amateurism didn't apply to (some) football and basketball players.

3 top 15 matchups today:
14 Kansas at 1 Houston
15 Kentucky at 4 Tennessee
7 UNC at 9 Duke

Also first ticket punched tonight in OVC final. Morehead St vs Little Rock.

UNC scraps out another victory over Duke, this time in Cameron. Regular season ACC Champs!

Cormac Ryan apparently got a just-in-time delivery of a superman costume and wore it to great effect, going for a new career high of 31 points.

Love it.

Did not love the uncalled Filipowski purposeful trip of Harrison Ingram. Hopefully that gets some post-game scrutiny.