The 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness) Thread

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alpine static, Thursday, 21 March 2019 07:58 (six months ago) link

this auburn game is true madness

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:51 (six months ago) link

for those of y'all who didn't see auburn-NM st. NM st made a furious comeback, forcing turnovers in the last four minutes. down 2 on the last possession, NM had a clean look at a layup, but the player passed it back for a 3 instead--the player was fouled on the 3. the fouled player misses 2 of 3 FTs and NM st loses.

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Thursday, 21 March 2019 21:44 (six months ago) link

ja morant is legit as hell

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Thursday, 21 March 2019 21:45 (six months ago) link

JA MORANT CAME TO PLAY! pic.twitter.com/byOves2sWs

— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 21, 2019

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Thursday, 21 March 2019 22:00 (six months ago) link

jfc ja

Oh my!
Ja Morant dunk/replays. pic.twitter.com/cs6eBjWMfi

— Ⓜ️arcusD ᴹᵃʳᶜᵘˢᴰ➟ᴹᵃʳᶜᵘˢᴰ² (@_MarcusD3_) March 21, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 March 2019 22:27 (six months ago) link

This dude Ja Morant is phenomenal. 15 points, 15 assists, 9 rebounds - still 5 mins left! pic.twitter.com/b1I2jGDHfe

— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) March 21, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 March 2019 22:43 (six months ago) link

more ant

johnny crunch, Thursday, 21 March 2019 23:10 (six months ago) link

pretty rad that the first two picks in the nba have cool hoop names

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 21 March 2019 23:12 (six months ago) link

rj barrett is more of a baseball name

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 22 March 2019 01:48 (six months ago) link

Def. cam reddish is a cool hoop name too

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 22 March 2019 01:54 (six months ago) link

i have seen a lot of bad basketball today

mookieproof, Friday, 22 March 2019 02:32 (six months ago) link

if your yardstick is NBA play, of course a bunch of college kids who've already been picked over by the NBA and most of the best talent drafted, won't look very good by comparison. compare them to state champion high school teams and they look pretty good. the cool thing about the NCAA tournament is not the level of play, but the level of effort.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 22 March 2019 02:39 (six months ago) link

pales beside your level of effort to endlessly state the obvious

mookieproof, Friday, 22 March 2019 02:54 (six months ago) link

well, just calling it "bad" basketball is pretty content-free. by your lights I guess 99.9% of all the basketball games played around the world are "bad" basketball. which would make your statement, if anything, more obvious than mine. it's "bad" basketball all the way down.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 22 March 2019 04:07 (six months ago) link

P boring opening day not much madness

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 22 March 2019 04:14 (six months ago) link

fletcher magee would be dece in the nba right?

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Friday, 22 March 2019 04:14 (six months ago) link

ja went off tho, maybe dont rank a team w a guy who cld be getting nba minutes rn 12 idk

lag∞n, Friday, 22 March 2019 05:51 (six months ago) link

xp dude i don't need you to explain college basketball to me. you are not quite as tiresome as reggie miller but it's close, and he doesn't make baseless assumptions about my 'yardstick' or 'lights'

the bad things were missed dunks and absurd shot selection and out-of-control driving and failure to block out and fouls 40 feet from the basket and tom izzo being psychotic. ja was good, though. and tbh i saw some pretty solid defense

mookieproof, Friday, 22 March 2019 08:01 (six months ago) link

college hoops is always going to be significantly inferior as long as the 3 point line is shorter and the lane narrower than the NBA. the pace-and-space era of the NBA is only making this discrepancy more glaring. half-court offense in college is so clogged and frustrating to watch most of the time.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 22 March 2019 13:33 (six months ago) link

We all miss rick

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 22 March 2019 14:12 (six months ago) link

also college players just arent as good at basketball

lag∞n, Friday, 22 March 2019 14:13 (six months ago) link

but they are better at running a full court press for an entire game.

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 22 March 2019 14:35 (six months ago) link

and you can still google "(coach's name) dui" during time outs and genuinely be surprised.

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 22 March 2019 14:36 (six months ago) link

i love college basketball and always will, but yeah, by rule the players will be less good because they're all super young and there are so damn many of them.

i am glad that we all agree that tom izzo is lower than a piece of trash.

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 22 March 2019 14:36 (six months ago) link

lol xp

lag∞n, Friday, 22 March 2019 15:38 (six months ago) link

UVA deja vu?

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 22 March 2019 19:56 (six months ago) link

haha was just gonna say. way too early to bring too much attention to it but they def started with the yips.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 22 March 2019 20:00 (six months ago) link

Anteaters first ever NCAA Tourney win!

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 22 March 2019 20:11 (six months ago) link

what a moment for ned raggett!

mookieproof, Friday, 22 March 2019 20:13 (six months ago) link

virginia played duke twice and ran through the whole acc schedule but faced their largest deficit of the season against gardner-webb

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 22 March 2019 20:16 (six months ago) link

this thread is off-limits, plz, to people who are going to watch all of these games, teams and players through the lens of comparing them to them to the NBA.

alpine static, Friday, 22 March 2019 20:32 (six months ago) link

rude

lag∞n, Friday, 22 March 2019 20:42 (six months ago) link

tournament committee are such drama queens, matching up minn/louisville, buffalo/arizona state, things of that nature

mookieproof, Friday, 22 March 2019 21:20 (six months ago) link

liberty is a terrible institution, but they did bring us the thickest player in the tourney

A god amongst us pic.twitter.com/ot9SZhiRHq

— Kris Abeln (@kabeln) March 23, 2019

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:36 (six months ago) link

buffalo looked good, apart from the turnovers

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:41 (six months ago) link

Walking on the beach this morning, doing a little thinking when I saw footprints in the sand. Reminded me of the poem Footprints in the Sand

— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 14, 2014

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 March 2019 21:55 (six months ago) link

ja morant--still good

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Saturday, 23 March 2019 22:19 (six months ago) link

fsu in the 1st half looked amazing tho

johnny crunch, Saturday, 23 March 2019 23:18 (six months ago) link

they're just way too huge for murray. 10 deep with guys who are twice as athletic as the best non-ja murray state guy

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Saturday, 23 March 2019 23:19 (six months ago) link

the hfd bar i was at had 82 yr old gene keady in attendance.. hes looking good

johnny crunch, Saturday, 23 March 2019 23:19 (six months ago) link

lil shoutout to this dope play by my squad

ISAIAH LIVERS WITH AUTHORITY! 😤#MarchMadness | @umichbball pic.twitter.com/sv3c5bOCsI

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 23, 2019

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Saturday, 23 March 2019 23:19 (six months ago) link

xp good to hear gene is doing well. the world's most obvious toupee

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Saturday, 23 March 2019 23:20 (six months ago) link

i love leonard hamilton

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 March 2019 23:21 (six months ago) link

lil shoutout to my squad for holding the NCAA's all-time leading three-point shooter to 0-12 from three

alpine static, Saturday, 23 March 2019 23:49 (six months ago) link

also Gonzaga with Tillie is the best team in the country

alpine static, Saturday, 23 March 2019 23:56 (six months ago) link

how is leonard hamilton 70

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Sunday, 24 March 2019 00:51 (six months ago) link

He has big Bunny Colvin energy

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Sunday, 24 March 2019 01:40 (six months ago) link

fire bill self

mookieproof, Sunday, 24 March 2019 03:31 (six months ago) link

Otm

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Sunday, 24 March 2019 03:34 (six months ago) link

LSU vs Maryland was a great game the rest were not very close

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Sunday, 24 March 2019 03:37 (six months ago) link

Tacko is so tall at least that's my take on him

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:59 (six months ago) link

Tune in now everyone

frogbs, Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:24 (six months ago) link

fucking a this game

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:31 (six months ago) link

the way that tip hovered on the rim

mookieproof, Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:34 (six months ago) link

Sad way to lose

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:55 (six months ago) link

Not the biggest basketball fan (knoe very little about the game so it's hard to appreciate) but the end of a close important game of basketball is one of the most compelling things in sports

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 25 March 2019 00:03 (six months ago) link

Kenny Wooten AGAIN! Ducks up 9!#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/1tfdN8UXy1

— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 25, 2019

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Monday, 25 March 2019 02:16 (six months ago) link

reminder that tacko fall starred in one of the greatest vines ever pic.twitter.com/25x5Bu3w58

— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) March 24, 2019

lag∞n, Monday, 25 March 2019 04:11 (six months ago) link

lmfbo

lag∞n, Monday, 25 March 2019 04:12 (six months ago) link

kenpom's top 14 teams are all in the sweet 16

the other two are lsu (he has them 18th) and oregon (29th)

mookieproof, Monday, 25 March 2019 18:29 (six months ago) link

U of Oregon has been on a red-hot streak for the past 9 games, after a very mediocre injury-plagued start. They are better than their W/L record suggests. They might squeak into the Elite Eight.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 25 March 2019 19:00 (six months ago) link

too bad they dont have Bol Bol playing

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Monday, 25 March 2019 19:02 (six months ago) link

bol bol bol

lag∞n, Monday, 25 March 2019 19:03 (six months ago) link

i guess all the matchups are tough at this point, but oregon getting virginia next is particularly so

did u guys see tacko shoot free throws because wau

mookieproof, Monday, 25 March 2019 19:10 (six months ago) link

soooo bad

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Monday, 25 March 2019 19:36 (six months ago) link

i was shooting free throws for the first time in 20 years on saturday, and i only played a little bit of basketball back then, and i was pretty much as good as tacko fall

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 25 March 2019 19:39 (six months ago) link

hope everyone's watching the best game of the tourney

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 29 March 2019 01:42 (six months ago) link

not sure how these teams are making so many 3s and missing so many FTs

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 29 March 2019 01:42 (six months ago) link

Purdue kid was awesome bombing the threes

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 29 March 2019 01:53 (six months ago) link

Texas Tech v Michigan has featured the worst shooting I've ever seen from 2 and 3 seeds.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 29 March 2019 02:34 (six months ago) link

Lol 24-16 at half ooooof

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 29 March 2019 02:49 (six months ago) link

michigan didn't make a single jumpshot all half. not exaggerating. they were 7-12 at the rim, and 0-12 on all other shots, including 0-9 from three.

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 29 March 2019 02:55 (six months ago) link

Ha 12 minutes left and still haven’t made a shot outside of the paint.....

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 29 March 2019 03:30 (six months ago) link

definitely the saddest performance by a team i've had an active rooting interest in since the last time i watched a jets game start to finish

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 29 March 2019 03:32 (six months ago) link

prediction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80eG40_eK7A

lag∞n, Friday, 29 March 2019 03:32 (six months ago) link

Madness is good

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 29 March 2019 03:36 (six months ago) link

hey they made a jumpshot

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 29 March 2019 03:39 (six months ago) link

Rough stuff sorry voodoo

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 29 March 2019 03:49 (six months ago) link

I thought the Ducks stood a chance of squeaking past Virginia. I was right. They had a chance and came pretty close. Well done, Ducks.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 29 March 2019 04:32 (six months ago) link

Carsen Edwards, my god. Purdue keeps playing the tourney’s best games

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Sunday, 31 March 2019 02:48 (six months ago) link

Purdue and Virginia end of regulation was some wild shit xp

Clay, Sunday, 31 March 2019 02:49 (six months ago) link

this must be the madness of which they speak

Clay, Sunday, 31 March 2019 02:50 (six months ago) link

not the way the game deserved to end, but i guess purdue's luck had to run out sometime.

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Sunday, 31 March 2019 03:07 (six months ago) link

brutal loss

johnny crunch, Sunday, 31 March 2019 03:17 (six months ago) link

that whole final play of regulation was crazy

lag∞n, Sunday, 31 March 2019 03:28 (six months ago) link

Got to say, you have had some real nice games this weekend. Quite a few players just playing out of their minds.

Jared Harper for Auburn
Carsen Edwards for Purdue
Mamadi Diakite for Virginia <This guy is a ballhawk on the boards, impressed by his play all tourney.

earlnash, Monday, 1 April 2019 01:21 (six months ago) link

Carsen Edwards was amazing and I am so mad the terrible uva slow ball made the final four.

say it with sausages (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 1 April 2019 02:02 (six months ago) link


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