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pards123

Bracketology/Selection Sunday

As of 8 PM Sat:

ESPN: 16 seed vs Villanova @ Pittsburgh
CBS: 15 seed vs Duke @ Charlotte
Team Rankings: 14 seed  Shocked. No opponent given

Most places have us as a 16, but it doesn't seem like we will be in a play-in game.

We'll find out for sure at 6 tomorrow. Anyone going to the viewing party in Kirby? CBS will have cameras there.
pardfan

I wonder about the turnout tomorrow.  My senior and junior are home (Chicago) on break as of last night.
SIDELINER

Two Paul Reinhard stories on The Morning Call's website bring together this year's championship and the team that played Temple in 2000.

http://www.mcall.com/sports/colle...online-20150314-story.html#page=1

http://www.mcall.com/sports/colle...a-2000-temple-20150314-story.html
Pard4Life

No question.. we are playing Nova in Pittsburgh.  Make your hotel reservations. The committee likes to keep teams local where possible.  This is a no brianer.  In the past, teams that could have been a 15 RPI wise were a 16 because the game site was closer to respective campuses.
Pard4Life

SIDELINER wrote:
Two Paul Reinhard stories on The Morning Call's website bring together this year's championship and the team that played Temple in 2000.

http://www.mcall.com/sports/colle...online-20150314-story.html#page=1

http://www.mcall.com/sports/colle...a-2000-temple-20150314-story.html


Two great reads!  Thanks!
Lafalum

Pard4Life wrote:
SIDELINER wrote:
Two Paul Reinhard stories on The Morning Call's website bring together this year's championship and the team that played Temple in 2000.

http://www.mcall.com/sports/colle...online-20150314-story.html#page=1

http://www.mcall.com/sports/colle...a-2000-temple-20150314-story.html


Two great reads!  Thanks!


It's sad tp think what might have been if it were not for rothkopf and the no scholarship policy for four years. The BOT must take a lot of the blame as well.
leopard88

CBS is now saying Wisconsin in Louisville.  'Nova in Pittsburgh would be more fun.
pardfan

$9 billion bet      more people involved than voted in the last Presidential election     huge, huge opportunity to get our name out there   first round victory?  bigger than A. Byerly getting a Nobel Prize
Pard4Life

pardfan wrote:
$9 billion bet      more people involved than voted in the last Presidential election     huge, huge opportunity to get our name out there   first round victory?  bigger than A. Byerly getting a Nobel Prize


If we win in the first round, and I'm not saying we even have much of a chance... but if we win, we will achieve immortality.

Nobody has ever won as a 16. The teams that lost by one or two points as a 16 are even remembered.
Bogus Megapardus

I'm still holding hope for a 15.  The Selection Committee typically seeds the PL a slot higher than we deserve.
pards123

Avoided the play-in game. I'll take it.
2012Pard

Villanova it is.
Bogus Megapardus

PERFECT!  I love it!
Bogus Megapardus

GO PARDS!  BEAT VILLANOVA!
Lafalum

Perfect!!!
leopard88

FOH played for Nova.  That has to give us an edge . . . right?   Wink
Bogus Megapardus

Committee threw us a bone, methinks.  Best matchup we could have hoped for from a fan's view - for both schools.
pardfan

piece o' cake      we'll go through that bracket like a knife through butter
Bogus Megapardus

pardfan wrote:
piece o' cake      we'll go through that bracket like a knife through butter


Umm . . . depends upon the sharpness of the knife and the density of the butter, I think.

40 Million people will be filling out brackets, it is estimated.  All will have to predict Lafayette's success.  Will anybody card the Pards?
pardfan

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
pardfan wrote:
piece o' cake      we'll go through that bracket like a knife through butter


Umm . . . depends upon the sharpness of the knife and the density of the butter, I think.

40 Million people will be filling out brackets, it is estimated.  All will have to predict Lafayette's success.  Will anybody card the Pards?


Allison and Bruce         maybe
Bogus Megapardus

pardfan wrote:
Bogus Megapardus wrote:
pardfan wrote:
piece o' cake      we'll go through that bracket like a knife through butter


Umm . . . depends upon the sharpness of the knife and the density of the butter, I think.

40 Million people will be filling out brackets, it is estimated.  All will have to predict Lafayette's success.  Will anybody card the Pards?


Allison and Bruce         maybe


Oh hell, I'll pick 'em.  Why not?  My office has six people (plus 4 part-timers) and I'm the boss, so I hereby decree that our bracket is gonna have Lafayette pre-filled over 'Nova for everyone.
bethlehempard

We got close:

Bobby Smith of Villanova, center, tries to score between Lafayette defenders in the first half Tuesday.


Nov. 23, 1999

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Malik Allen scored 20 points and Bobby Smith hit two crucial free throws with 13 seconds remaining as Villanova held off Lafayette, 74-70, Tuesday night in the season-opener for the Wildcats.

Brian Lynch added 20 points for Villanova, while Brian Ehlers had 18 points and Tyson Whitfield 15 for the Leopards (1-1).

Villanova took its biggest lead, 59-44, with 8:18 to play in the game, but Lafayette then ran off 12 straight points capped by a 3-point shot by Whitfield to close to 59-56 at the 5:15 mark.

A layup by Smith gave the Wildcats a 69-63 edge with 1:52 remaining, but Mick Kuberka hit a 3-pointer, and Ehlers made two free throws to cut the Villanova lead to 69-68 with 48 seconds to go.

However, Allen shot a 3-pointer 22 seconds later, and after Stefan Ciosici made a layup, Smith made his two important foul shots.

The Leopards led 21-14 midway through the first half, but then went scoreless for 5:51 while Villanova went on an 11-point spurt ending with a 3-point play by Allen.

The Wildcats held the lead until a slam dunk by Frank Barr one second before halftime made it 32-32.

Lafayette, who made 13 of 13 free throws in the second half, had 21 turnovers in the game, but only one in the last 13 minutes.

The loss dampened a homecoming of sorts for Leopards Coach Fran O'Hanlon, a Villanova grad who captained the 1970 Wildcat team.

Nov. 23, 1999

Recap

LAFAYETTE (1-1)

Klinkhammer 0-0 0-0 0, Ciosici 3-6 6-8 12, Bieg 3-10 0-0 8, Whitfield 5-11 3-3 15, Ehlers 4-8 8-8 18, Kuberka 2-2 0-0 6, Barr 4-5 0-0 8, Guy 0-1 0-0 0, Burke 1-1 0-0 3, Worthington 0-0 0-0 0, Homer 0-0 0-0 0, McCleary 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 22-45 17-20 70.

VILLANOVA (1-0)

Lynch 6-12 4-4 20, Caouette 1-5 0-0 3, Allen 7-10 6-8 20, Smith 4-9 2-2 10, Medley 0-5 0-0 0, Sales 4-6 3-4 11, Buchanan 3-6 0-0 8, Wright 0-0 2-2 2, Matthews 0-1 0-2 0, Sullivan 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-56 17-22 74.

Halftime-Lafayette 32, Villanova 32. 3-Point goals-Lafayette 9-24 (Kuberka 2-2, Ehlers 2-4, Bieg 2-7, Whitfield 2-8, Burke 1-1, Guy 0-1, McCleary 0-1), Villanova 7-22 (Lynch 4-9, Buchanan 2-4, Caouette 1-4, Sullivan 0-1, Medley 0-4). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Lafayette 29 (Whitfield 6), Villanova 31 (Sales 7). Assists-Lafayette 13 (Bieg, Ehlers, Burke 3), Villanova 17 (Smith 7). Total fouls-Lafayette 20, Villanova 19. A-6,500.
Bogus Megapardus

bethlehempard wrote:
We got close:


Appreciate that call-back, bethlehempard!  I now recall!
Bogus Megapardus

OK folks, help me out here.  Whaddya got?



pards123

Shoot 75 percent from 3
leopard88

1.  Spend the week setting off fire alarms in Villanova's hotel at all hours of the night.
2.  Send an e-mail to Jay Wright saying the game starts at 9:00.
3.  Score more points than Villanova.

Very Happy
Pard4Life

Ha love the board!

Have not paid attention to Nova, but here are some thoughts:

1) Shoot the lights out
2) Lindner must control the flow
3) Aggressive, maybe even reckless D
4) Pray it comes down to a last shot
5) Believe, no fear, have fun!  Seems silly but it is really important. Callipari emphasizes this with his 34-0 NBA team.

Nova has quick guards if I recall last years game.
Lafalum

Play defense
Get offensive rebounds
watch the fouls
don't get behind early
Bogus Megapardus

Hampton about to beat Manhattan in the PIG - in which we were fortunate not to play.
Pard4Life

Bogus Megapardus wrote:
Hampton about to beat Manhattan in the PIG - in which we were fortunate not to play.


Indeed. The embarrassment game. You're in but not yet. Still not nearly as bad as the field hockey's luck. That was ridiculous.
bethlehempard

At a glance we are 4-3 versus tournament teams.
NCAA 1-2.  Win-Robert Morris (PIG), L-WVU, Kansas
CIT 1-0. Win over NJIT.
NIT 2-1. Bucknell, Bucknell, Bucknell.
No CBI opponents?
Odd that Yale didn't get an NIT shot.
Will review and correct if necessary.
NewXbo

Nov. 23, 1999

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Malik Allen scored 20 points and Bobby Smith hit two crucial free throws with 13 seconds remaining as Villanova held off Lafayette, 74-70, Tuesday night in the season-opener for the Wildcats.

Brian Lynch added 20 points for Villanova, while Brian Ehlers had 18 points and Tyson Whitfield 15 for the Leopards (1-1).

Villanova took its biggest lead, 59-44, with 8:18 to play in the game, but Lafayette then ran off 12 straight points capped by a 3-point shot by Whitfield to close to 59-56 at the 5:15 mark.

A layup by Smith gave the Wildcats a 69-63 edge with 1:52 remaining, but Mick Kuberka hit a 3-pointer, and Ehlers made two free throws to cut the Villanova lead to 69-68 with 48 seconds to go.

However, Allen shot a 3-pointer 22 seconds later, and after Stefan Ciosici made a layup, Smith made his two important foul shots.

The Leopards led 21-14 midway through the first half, but then went scoreless for 5:51 while Villanova went on an 11-point spurt ending with a 3-point play by Allen.

The Wildcats held the lead until a slam dunk by Frank Barr one second before halftime made it 32-32.

Lafayette, who made 13 of 13 free throws in the second half, had 21 turnovers in the game, but only one in the last 13 minutes.

The loss dampened a homecoming of sorts for Leopards Coach Fran O'Hanlon, a Villanova grad who captained the 1970 Wildcat team.

Nov. 23, 1999

Recap

LAFAYETTE (1-1)

Klinkhammer 0-0 0-0 0, Ciosici 3-6 6-8 12, Bieg 3-10 0-0 8, Whitfield 5-11 3-3 15, Ehlers 4-8 8-8 18, Kuberka 2-2 0-0 6, Barr 4-5 0-0 8, Guy 0-1 0-0 0, Burke 1-1 0-0 3, Worthington 0-0 0-0 0, Homer 0-0 0-0 0, McCleary 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 22-45 17-20 70.

VILLANOVA (1-0)

Lynch 6-12 4-4 20, Caouette 1-5 0-0 3, Allen 7-10 6-8 20, Smith 4-9 2-2 10, Medley 0-5 0-0 0, Sales 4-6 3-4 11, Buchanan 3-6 0-0 8, Wright 0-0 2-2 2, Matthews 0-1 0-2 0, Sullivan 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-56 17-22 74.

Halftime-Lafayette 32, Villanova 32. 3-Point goals-Lafayette 9-24 (Kuberka 2-2, Ehlers 2-4, Bieg 2-7, Whitfield 2-8, Burke 1-1, Guy 0-1, McCleary 0-1), Villanova 7-22 (Lynch 4-9, Buchanan 2-4, Caouette 1-4, Sullivan 0-1, Medley 0-4). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Lafayette 29 (Whitfield 6), Villanova 31 (Sales 7). Assists-Lafayette 13 (Bieg, Ehlers, Burke 3), Villanova 17 (Smith 7). Total fouls-Lafayette 20, Villanova 19. A-6,500.[/quote]

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