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#31 SamTheRam

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

It wasn't that 2010 Duke got a number one seed that pissed me off. It's that they got by far the easiest bracket when Kansas and Kentucky had separated themselves that year (much like Syracuse and Kentucky this year). Duke got an imploding Villanova team as its two, Baylor as its three and Purdue (which just lost Hummel) as its four. I mean come on. Somehow UK got stuck with West Virginia as its two. It didn't pass the smell test when they announced it, and sure enough Duke not only coasted through its region, but got a West Virginia team that hadn't hit threes all year but came in thinking they could because that's how they beat Kentucky.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

And by got by you mean smashed? Carolina beat a weak mich st team in 09 whats your point. Ill check and see the rough road unc had to that championship.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:05 PM

And by got by you mean smashed? Carolina beat a weak mich st team in 09 whats your point. Ill check and see the rough road unc had to that championship.


No game within 12 points in the tournament that year. UNC was by far and away the #1 team in the country no doubt. To argue otherwise in 09 is absolutely retarded.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:11 PM

Hmm im looking to see why unc didnt make a run to stop duke in 2010????

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:23 PM

Duke played 2 close games in 2010 beating baylor in Texas and Butler in Indianapolis. Both were true road games and baylor was supposed to be Dukes undoing because they were so much more athletic

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:31 PM

I am not blaming refs to clear it up. There are horrible calls in every game going both ways. There were some that aided in that comeback that were pretty terrible though (tough luck is all it is) and they were mentioned ad nauseum throughout he media reviews.
Facts are Facts.

Please don't jump to conclusions all the way to "another holoe fan blaming the..."

the comeback was short and furious as well as aided by some, how should I say, inoportune whiffs by the zebras. Then, the miracle shot for a one point victory.

There are no sour grapes here about the loss. We deserved to lose a game we dominated and gave away. It just happens that that game and the circumstances surrounding the loss seemed to fit right in to the rest of the article. Maybe that is why the author mentioned it as well.

As I said already, nobody came away from that game and could honestly state that the better team won without crossing their fingers behind their back. And the collective contests since then have done nothing to change that assessment.

This one should go a long way to prove that if in fact it is true. We will see.


Miracle shot Lulz, the guy hit 6 3's in the game, I could see if one of the Plumlee's hit a 3 it would be a miracle shot but there was nothing miracle about the shot that buried unc and ripped their hearts out of their chest by Rivers.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:07 AM

It wasn't that 2010 Duke got a number one seed that pissed me off. It's that they got by far the easiest bracket when Kansas and Kentucky had separated themselves that year (much like Syracuse and Kentucky this year). Duke got an imploding Villanova team as its two, Baylor as its three and Purdue (which just lost Hummel) as its four. I mean come on. Somehow UK got stuck with West Virginia as its two. It didn't pass the smell test when they announced it, and sure enough Duke not only coasted through its region, but got a West Virginia team that hadn't hit threes all year but came in thinking they could because that's how they beat Kentucky.


Baylor was regarded as the toughest 3 seed in the tourney. And say all you want about Purdue, they were a sure fire 1 seed before the Hummel injury, and one player does not make a team. They were still a quality team, I think they deserved a higher seed.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:07 AM

What made me so mad about the 2010 nit draw wasnt that unc was a four seed it was they got put in the easiest bracket. I mean Vt was the one seed. Did that seem fishy to anyone else? Oh snap even I see what I did there. :)

#39 SamTheRam

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:01 AM

Baylor was regarded as the toughest 3 seed in the tourney. And say all you want about Purdue, they were a sure fire 1 seed before the Hummel injury, and one player does not make a team. They were still a quality team, I think they deserved a higher seed.


Duke should have been given West Virginia and Kentucky should have been given Villanova. Both Big East teams, easily interchangeable. West Virgnia had just won the Big East tournament. Villanova was imploding because of players not getting along. Sure enough, they didn't even make it to the Round of 16. Kentucky had two losses that year, both on the road and both very close.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:26 AM

It wasn't that 2010 Duke got a number one seed that pissed me off. It's that they got by far the easiest bracket when Kansas and Kentucky had separated themselves that year (much like Syracuse and Kentucky this year). Duke got an imploding Villanova team as its two, Baylor as its three and Purdue (which just lost Hummel) as its four. I mean come on. Somehow UK got stuck with West Virginia as its two. It didn't pass the smell test when they announced it, and sure enough Duke not only coasted through its region, but got a West Virginia team that hadn't hit threes all year but came in thinking they could because that's how they beat Kentucky.


Come on, people just don't do enough research, they hear something on ESPN or on sports talk radio and they run with it. If you actually break down the bracket for the 2010 tourney and look at RPI and the average for each #1 seed and their top 5 teams in their regions it breaks down like this: Kansas got the easiest region, the average RPI of the top 5 was 20. Cuse got the next easiest region with an RPI average of the top 5 that was 15. Duke was 3rd with an RPI average of the top 5 that was 12, and UK with the toughest with an RPI average of the top 5 being 11. So looking at this logically Kansas by far had the easiest road with Cuse being next and Duke and UK both having tougher roads then the other two #1 seeds. Duke had to beat Nova which was 3rd in the Big East which was the toughest and best conference all year, they beat the co-champs of the Big ten in Purdue, they beat a Baylor team that was 3rd in the Big 12, they beat WVU which won the Big East tourney, and finally beat the Horizon league champs that had won 25 games in a row.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:35 AM

Duke should have been given West Virginia and Kentucky should have been given Villanova. Both Big East teams, easily interchangeable. West Virgnia had just won the Big East tournament. Villanova was imploding because of players not getting along. Sure enough, they didn't even make it to the Round of 16. Kentucky had two losses that year, both on the road and both very close.


First off we beat WVU and second Uk played in a weak conference and had a very weak SOS which showed when they had to play a Big East team that was tested all year long. You could have shipped WVU to Cuse or KU's region too why is it constantly put on Duke?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:52 AM

Wow a unc fan blaming the refs, come on son.


the ref debate is used by both sides, don't try to cloud this fact

#43 SamTheRam

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

First off we beat WVU and second Uk played in a weak conference and had a very weak SOS which showed when they had to play a Big East team that was tested all year long. You could have shipped WVU to Cuse or KU's region too why is it constantly put on Duke?


Yeah, you beat WVU like a drum. WVU didn't hit threes all year long, but they drilled them against us. So they came into your game shooting them like crazy and shot themselves out of the game. That's neither here nor there. I'm sure if Duke played Butler 10 times, they'd beat them worse than they did seven of those times.

What I'm saying is that everyone said when those pairings came out that Duke must have had compromising pictures of the selection committee, and it bore out to be true. A lot of people wanted West Virginia to be the fourth number one seed, instead they were the two in our region? We were all scratching our heads. Cal was 1-8 against Huggins going into that game. It's pretty obvious that they were trying to stick it to Cal, just like they did last year.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:16 PM

the ref debate is used by both sides, don't try to cloud this fact


How about we look at facts, Duke has been called for 288 fouls which is most in the league and unc has been called for 207 the least in the league.

http://packsmack.com...usACCIndexCard/

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

How about we look at facts, Duke has been called for 288 fouls which is most in the league and unc has been called for 207 the least in the league.

http://packsmack.com...usACCIndexCard/


Look back to the last time Duke was called for less fouls in a season than UNC, all the way back to 06-07. The funny part about that is that Carolina still shot +90 FT's than their opponents, and Duke was -6. Carolina fans like to spout off random numbers they see on some fanatical UNC site and try to pass them off as facts. Look at the margins too, in 16 ACC league games, UNC(and im ballparking this) around 5 more fouls called against their opponents than them per game.


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