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ST PETERS FIGHTING PEACOCKS TO THE ELITE 8 67-64 OVER PURDUE HOLY COW

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SAINT PETERS PEACOCKS TO THE SWEET 16

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And now the story is Mizzou is targeting Dennis Gates. I think I just need to let it go, and live vicariously as all the other schools sign coaches off my wishlist.

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Iowa State. Last year, 2-22 overall, 0-18 in conference. This year, 21-12 overall in and round of 32. See what a new coach can do for a program :-)

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Every single Richmond inbound play has been beautiful. 6 easy points.

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Mar 18, 2022Β·edited Mar 18, 2022Liked by BentPawn, TD_24

If Knowlton was smart, he'd be meeting Todd Golden at the gate at SFO tomorrow morning, checkbook in hand.

Unfortunately, the Hilltop is a better job.

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THE KANSAS JAYHAWKS ARE YOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, 72-69 OVER UNC

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69-68 UNC 1:41 to go WHAT A GAME

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Remy Martin catching fire for Kansas, Puff Johnson huge off the bench for UNC to keep them afloat

Kansas 65-61 under 4 timeout

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North Carolina up 40-25 at the half over Kansas. They sense blood in the water at this moment.

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Villanova vs Kansas

Duke vs UNC

THE FINAL FOUR

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UCLA goes down, west coast and Pac 12 are officially done

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Purdue up on St Peters 33-29 at the half, could come down to the wire again

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DOWN GOES ARIZONA TO HOUSTON 72-60

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Villanova advances, Duke survives against pesky Texas Tech

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DOWN GOES GONZAGA. ARKANSAS TO THE ELITE 8 IN SAN FRANCISCO 74-68

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I'd give that an intentional foul. He played the body before the ball.

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4 Straight days of watching 12 hours of March Madness. My brain is cooked.

Lets do it again on Thursday for the Sweet 16!

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Duke survives upset attempt from Michigan State, advances to the Sweet 16. Their next game is against the winner of Notre Dame-Texas Tech in....SAN FRANCISCO!

Bay Area economy stocks through the roof

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Colgate going toe to toe with Wisconsin in Milwaukee, 49-48 Colgate under 12 media timeout

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Someone might try and hire Otzelberger

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Really thought Fullerton was gonna do it

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Illinois has their first lead with 90 seconds left, and holds on to win over UT-Chattanooga. Good game.

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Cormac Ryan for Notre Dame (ex Stanford player) with 29 points in an upset win over 6 Alabama 78-64

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USC looked surprisingly soft against Miami. Got punked but recovered but falls 68-66 to the Hurricanes. Drew Peterson lifted them from the dead and had a half court heave at the buzzer rim off. USC looked terrible tbh and was not team I was expecting to see.

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Meanwhile, #1 South Carolina is beating #16 Howard in the women's tourney. 44-4 at halftime.

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What a Day 1 of the tournament. Proud to have seen the nation finally get to see Jamaree Bouyea on the national stage. On to Day 2!

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Conor Vanover sighting (on the bench in full warmup gear, but still).

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Gonzaga in a dogfight with upstart Georgia State 52-50, 14mins left in the second half

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Nice job Richmond. Well coached team.

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I want Iowa to lose, but OTOH I have them going far in several brackets.

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Jon Rothstein has certainly had a day

https://mobile.twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1504452971022721034

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Abu Kigab of Boise is literally playing 1vs9 against his own teammates he’s the only reason they even have a chance right now

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Not an illegal stream. Im pretty sure all the games are free to watch here or on the March Madness app

https://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live/watch?cid=mml2022_ncaa_main_nav

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Fubo - has CBS but not TNT/TBS/Tru. So I signed up for a trial for SlingTV. Sling has the 3 Turner networks, but not CBS. So I'm switching between apps to watch all the games.

All i want is a streaming service that has the Pac12 networks, ABC local, Turner networks and cartoon network. Evidently is doesn't exist. Gawd I hope the Pac12 goes with an a la carte plan at some point.

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More of a general complaint about my bracket: I didn't spend that much time on my bracket, but maybe I read too much into kenpom and picked Houston to go too far (championship final...oops!?!). Since they are the 5 seed, they are a popular pick to be upset in the 1st round by UAB tomorrow. On the flipside, that session here in Pittsburgh apparently is not very popular (Illinois vs Chattanooga is the other game) that I might just go see the game in person.

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Mar 19, 2022Β·edited Mar 19, 2022

OK, watching these games, one thing that is painfully clear, and that we've ALL discussed ad nauseam on W4C, is that nearly ALL of these tourney teams have a guy/multiple guys that can create their own shot off the dribble.

With Shepherd taking so many of Cal's shots and exhausting eligibility, the Bears really have NONE of those players on the 2022 roster at present. Celestine is probably the closest we have, and he may develop into that type player...Sam may as well, though Fox didn't give him much freedom in his limited minutes.

No wonder Fox team's always struggle to score. Anyone gonna be able to step up???

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Someone, I nominate Jimmy, should chain Knowlton to a chair and make him watch all of these games. Cal is so so far away from this level of basketball. The dance, the dance, are you kidding me, the dance...I just hope we can win a game (stolen from J. Mora w/ a bit of word smithing).

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I would like to repeat that Cal should try and hire Shaheen Holloway

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St. Peter's throws a press, into a zone....yet another example of why Mark Fox is an absolute boob.

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My bracket is in 2nd place! I was helped by hating $C and therefore not picking them despite being favored. Always good to bet against $C.

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Mar 18, 2022Β·edited Mar 18, 2022

word is out, Fox is not getting an extension. He, like all Cal coaches, got an "extra" year for COVID. At this time, Knowlton has no plans to extend Fox. Check out the article on SI.

And, it appears for now, he ain't getting fired either.

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Dunno about anyone else, but I am tired AF of seeing Charlie Moore playing college basketball in his early 30's.

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Bouyea!

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Mar 18, 2022Β·edited Mar 18, 2022

Watching these games is so disappointing because the Bears are not ANY closer to Dancing than they were this time last year...or the year before...or the year before.

If anything, it seems further away...sigh.

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Apr 5, 2022Β·edited Apr 5, 2022

Very good tournament this year, including final four Duke/UNC and NC games

But I don’t like Kansas or UNC so for me the best part was the Peacocks’ run

Pac12 flamed out demonstrating again you need to be able to play different style of games to survive

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Do the Bears have a single player on the roster that would even see the court in this game? These players are so good.

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I don't like either Kansas or UNC, but since I don't like Kansas's coach, I'm rooting for UNC

Game is very physical, with each team having a monster athlete at center

Remy Martin not looking too good so far, but still love his handle

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Mar 27, 2022Β·edited Mar 27, 2022

Gobears49

A couple of very good Cal related articles I came across. Very good article. Lots of discussion on Cal and it great players then.

1. Holloday re Cal recruiting him

https://www.si.com/college/cal/basketball/cal-recruited-holloway

2. Charlie Moore (probably #3 on Miami). Lots of highlights and good information. He has improved a lot since his Cal days. But then again that has been a number of years.

https://www.si.com/college/cal/basketball/pac-12-transfers-moore-in-sweet-16

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expected Houston to lose because you can't out tough Villanova

expect the peacocks run to end vs UNC. UNC just to big and athletic for them

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