mweir145 wrote:Two mediocre teams lead to one of the worst NCAA finals in history. Can't say I'm surprised.
And re: title, I've been saying the NCAA tourney was a crapshoot for years, even when KU won. None of this is new, although usually you have at least one elite team in the Final Four.
did you even watch the games or do you just enjoy going full retard? uconn won their conference tournament and proceeded to dominate march madness with professional level precision, skill, and execution.
I think I probably watched 9 of their 11 games over that stretch, and about 20 of their games over the full season. Pittsburgh was the only elite team in the BE, but there were probably three or four teams better than UConn during the season that I saw. It was an impressive hot streak to end the season (and a bit luck-filled), but that's all it was.
fun fact about your "mediocre" team: on the season, uconn had the best neutral court win percentage against ranked opponents on the season. if you would have done your homework, you could have made money on that observation instead of being all hurr durr mediocre durr with a broke ass bracket.
I didn't say UConn was a bad team. On my bracket, I had them going to the E8 because I didn't completely buy SDSU's success. Anybody picking them over Duke would have been playing against the odds, though.
As for money, well I'd never bet seriously on any NCAA tournament bracket or pool. It's a fool's bet, you won't ever gain in the long run.
kemba walker is easily one of the best college players in the country and uconn's length is underrated. butler's two consecutive trips to the finals leads me to think them above "mediocre" but i'm crazy, so what do i know.
Kemba Walker is easily one of the more overrated players in the country, regularly shooting terrible percentages and making bad plays. The fact that he's projected to be a lottery pick says more about the quality of the draft than his current skill level.
And Butler? They were good last year with Hayward, but this year? Now it's my turn to ask...did you watch any of their games at all? They had absolutely no size and were lucky not to run into a team with scoring bigs in the tournament (outside of ODU, who they nearly lost to in the 1st round, winning on the final shot). There's a reason they didn't even win their own conference.
problem? never mind, as i type this, i recall you being a KU homer (butthurt/mad/jelly) so i'll just stop right here.
You didn't recall my KU fanship a few pages ago (and I don't really post about it ever), so I don't buy that either.