Tag Archive: NCAA

Apr 08 2015

2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Finals

Sunday’s Results-

Score Seed Team Region Record Score Seed Team Record Region
66 1 Notre Dame 35-2 South 65 1 South Carolina 33-3 Mid-West
81 1 UConn 37-1 East 58 1 Maryland 34-3 West

Today’s Matchups-

Time Channel Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
8:30pm ESPN 1 UConn 37-1 East 1 Notre Dame 35-2 South

It was destined to be.

The first thing you have to realize is the Muffet and Geno hate each other.  No, really.  They try to appear all polite and stuff on the record but they’re really seething underneath.

Well, Muffet does anyway.  I think Geno hardly notices anyone now that Pat Summit is safely in the rearview mirror.

So the question everyone asks is why is UConn so dominant.  For one thing it is the top sports program in Connecticut.  We have no Major League teams, UConn Throwball is a joke, likewise Men’s Basketball.  You want to know the only one that comes close?  Women’s Soccer.

Also Geno could be coaching rabbits or aliens.  He doesn’t care.  The Lady Huskies are are as tough as nails and better than the guys who they regularly scrimmage with and almost always beat.  Geno is the type of coach who would do a split squad simulated game with the Red flags those players with the skills closest to the team they’re matching against, Starter or not, and the Blue flags everyone else, Scrub or not.  Winner hits the hot tub, loser gets extra practice with Geno “patiently” explaining what they did wrong.

He only looks like a nice guy, he’s a godless killing machine.

Now some people see UConn dominance as a problem and have proposed various fixes.  Diana Taurasi says- “grow up.”

And most of Connecticut agrees.  You see, before 1985 it wasn’t much of a program at all and we’ve more than paid our dues.  Some things you can never change no matter how you jigger the rules and one of them is the best teams attract the best players.

There are those who look forward to Geno’s retirement before he doubles John Wooden’s record, that’s as may be.  We won’t have to look far to find some alum he’s taught the system and until the other teams change to keep up, UConn will continue to win baring flukes, injuries, or some super human player.

(ps. Please read the link and for the record I think the Men and Women should play under exactly the same rules, if you want more scoring you need to shorten the shot clock, not lengthen it, and lowering the rims (Geno’s big idea) is just dumb- if you want a dunk contest where only the last 4 minutes matter watch the NBA.)

Apr 07 2015

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Finals

Ok, so we’re just die hard Mid-Westerners at Casa de Hornbeck.  Anyone for a quick game of Euchre?

Saturday’s Results-

Score Seed Team Record Region Score Seed Team Record Region
81 1 Duke 33-4 South 61 7 Michigan State 27-12 East
71 1 Wisconsin 36-3 West 64 1 Kentucky 38-1 Mid-West

At least Kentucky’s out of it because I’m just not ready to see Larry Wilmore fed like a bird (ick).

Tonight’s Big Game-

Time Channel Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
9:00pm CBS 1 Wisconsin 36-3 West 1 Duke 33-4 South

Kentucky’s defeat has left the “experts” scrambling but the Vegas line is Wisconsin by 1.  This may be due to the fact that Duke is about as popular as the New York Yankees (who lost their home opener today 1 – 6 against the Jays).  Fortunately I’m a Mets fan.

Since you insist, they won 3 – 1 away against the Nationals and I get to say (probably for the last time this season) that they are tied for the lead in the National League East.

But I can’t truly transfer my attention to Baseball until the College Basketball season officially ends tomorrow with the Lady Huskies thumping Notre Dame.

Take me out to the ball game…

Apr 06 2015

2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Semifinals

Monday’s Results-

Score Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Region
91 1 UConn 36-1 70 7 Dayton 28-7 East
58 1 Maryland 34-2 48 2 Tennessee 30-6 West

Today’s Matchups-

Time Channel Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
6:30pm ESPN 1 Notre Dame 34-2 South 1 South Carolina 33-2 Mid-West
8:30pm ESPN 1 UConn 36-1 East 1 Maryland 34-2 West

The Battle of the #1 Seeds.  Notre Dame over South Carolina.  Maryland won’t be as much fun to crush as Tennessee, but we will anyway.  Tuesday the Grand Finale, Notre Dame thinks they can win because they have before.

Not this year I’m afraid.

Apr 04 2015

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Semifinals

Sunday’s Results-

Score Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Region
70 4 Louisville 26-9 76 7 * Michigan State 27-11 East
66 1 Duke 32-4 52 2 Gonzaga 34-6 South

Go Spartans!

Composed by Leonard Falcone.

Tonight’s Matchups-

Time Channel Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
6:00pm TBS 1 Duke 32-4 South 7 Michigan State 27-11 East
8:49pm TBS 1 Wisconsin 35-3 West 1 Kentucky 38-0 Mid-West

Tonight in addition to the national coverage we will have home team broadcasts using the commentators who cover the regular season games.  On TNT we will be seeing the crews that do Duke and Kentucky and on True the ones for Michigan State and Wisconsin.

I guess that tells you how the experts are calling it.

As for me I think State can definitely beat Duke who are not all that by any means.  Likewise I give Wisconsin at least an even chance against Kentucky who have proven with several scares that they’re not very special.

The NCAA didn’t pull the Final Four over Indiana’s bigoted RFRA but logistically they hardly could on just a week’s notice.  They are however talking about pulling their national headquarters out of Indianapolis which would be a good thing for its own sake, not just as a protest.

Mar 31 2015

2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Regional Finals Day 2

Last Night’s Results-

Score Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Region
80 1 South Carolina 33-2 74 2 Baylor 32-4 Mid-West
77 1 Notre Dame 34-2 68 2 Florida St. 31-5 South

Today’s Matchups-

Time Channel Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
7:00pm ESPN 1 UConn 35-1 7 Dayton 28-6 East
9:00pm ESPN 1 Maryland 33-2 2 Tennessee 30-5 West

Sorry Dayton, you were a real Cinderella story and I’ll be sad to see you go.  You have a much better program than most people thought and I look forward to seeing you do even better in next year’s tournament.

I’ll try and console myself with the prospect of crushing Tennessee like bugs unless of course it’s Maryland who we will also crush like bugs but it won’t be nearly as enjoyable.

Mar 29 2015

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Regional Finals Day 2

Composed by Leonard Falcone.

Yesterday’s Results-

Score Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Region
68 1 Kentucky 38-0 66 3 Notre Dame 32-6 Mid-West
85 1 Wisconsin 35-3 78 2 Arizona 33-4 West

Tonight’s Matchups-

Time Channel Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
2:20pm CBS 4 Louisville 26-8 7 Michigan State 26-11 East
5:05pm CBS 1 Duke 31-4 2 Gonzaga 34-5 South

Mar 29 2015

2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Regional Finals Day 1

Last Night’s Results-

Score Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Region
105 1 UConn 35-1 54 5 Texas 24-11 East
66 3 Louisville 27-7 82 7 * Dayton 28-6 East
65 1 Maryland 33-2 55 4 Duke 23-11 West
73 2 Tennessee 30-5 69 11 Gonzaga 26-8 West

Only 1 upset yesterday (sorry Gonzaga), but don’t worry- We will crush Tennessee like bug (sorry Dayton).

Today’s Matchups-

Time Channel Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
12:00pm ESPN 1 South Carolina 32-2 2 Baylor 32-3 Mid-West
8:30pm ESPN 1 Notre Dame 33-2 2 Florida St. 31-4 South

Mar 28 2015

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Regional Finals Day 1

Yesterday’s Results-

Score Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Region
74 2 Gonzaga 34-5 62 11 UCLA 22-14 South
75 4 Louisville 26-8 65 8 NC State 22-14 East
63 1 Duke 31-4 57 5 Utah 26-9 South
58 3 Oklahoma 25-11 62 7 * Michigan State 26-11 East

Go Spartans!

Tonight’s Matchups-

Time Channel Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
6:09pm TBS 1 Kentucky 36-0 3 Notre Dame 32-5 Mid-West
8:49pm TBS 1 Wisconsin 33-3 2 Arizona 33-3 West

Mar 28 2015

2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Regional Semifinals Day 2

Last Night’s Results-

Score Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Region
97 1 South Carolina 33-2 68 4 North Carolina 26-9 South
73 2 Baylor 33-3 44 3 Iowa 26-8 Mid-West
66 2 Florida St. 32-4 65 3 Arizona State 29-6 South
81 1 Notre Dame 34-2 60 4 Stanford 26-10 Mid-West

Not a single upset.

Today’s Matchups-

Time Channel Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
12:00pm ESPN 1 UConn 33-1 5 Texas 24-10 East
2:30pm ESPN 3 Louisville 27-8 7 Dayton 27-6 East
4:30pm ESPN 1 Maryland 31-2 4 Duke 23-10 West
7:00pm ESPN 2 Tennessee 29-5 11 Gonzaga 26-7 West

Mar 27 2015

2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Regional Semifinals Day 2

No upsets.  No Cinderellas.

Last Night’s Results-

Score Seed Team Record Score Seed Team Record Region
81 3 Notre Dame 32-5 70 7 Wichita State 29-5 Mid-West
79 1 Wisconsin 33-3 72 4 North Carolina 26-12 West
78 1 Kentucky 36-0 39 5 West Virginia 24-9 Mid-West
68 2 Arizona 33-3 60 6 Xavier 23-13 West

This Evening’s Matchups-

Time Channel Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
7:15 CBS 2 Gonzaga 33-5 11 UCLA 22-13 South
7:37 TBS 4 Louisville 25-8 8 NC State 22-13 East
9:45 CBS 1 Duke 30-4 5 Utah 26-8 South
10:07 TBS 3 Oklahoma 25-10 7 Michigan State 25-11 East

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