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1 hour ago, crunch said:

HA!  I did not know that was your favorite.  Awesome Grandpa.  

 

My dad, who is 83, is not a huge sports fan (other than going to 35 Indianapolis 500's), but follows sports.  (BTW - Hoosiers was right in his wheelhouse, graduated HS that year (North Salem (IN) School Blue Devils), played for a very small town school, but didn't make any playoffs.  Remembers the true story very well.)  He just had some C removed from his nose, and I called him to check on him, and he says "Your lizards are doing pretty good".  

 

My Grandpa just turned 84... he is a pretty big sports guy. I think I've said it before, but he got a cup of coffee for the Red's back in the 50's and toiled away in their minors for 7-8 years before my Grandma made him get a real job. He and Joe Nuxhall remained good buddies until the Ole Lefty died a few years back (was his minor league catcher for years).

 

He's had UD Basketball season tickets since 1958... pretty much a legend over there. The flyers are what kept my interest in college basketball for the years the Frogs were unwatchable. And the '99 Buckeye's (Final 4, but had to vacate) were fun for me too.

 

Does your dad still live in Baytown?

 

1 hour ago, PurpleDawg said:

I LIKE your grandpa!

Haha, he's a good dude. Retired back in 1985. I've never seen a man enjoy retirement more than him. He coached HS soccer until 2010 and was playing fast pitch softball until about 2011.

 

 

26 minutes ago, PurpleDawg said:

Anyone doing a pool should be recruiting you and DTF.

 

 

I'm always a huge homer with my brackets. Sometimes it works out. Dayton making the elite 8 in 2014 is a good example.

 

Normally I fill out a homer bracket and then a regular bracket.

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Bubble watch articles aren't as exciting now that we are a lock:

 

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/page/bubblewatch030218/final-tests-champ-week

 

https://theathletic.com/258421/2018/03/02/the-fieldhouse-bubble-watch-living-on-the-edge/

 

There is this blurb in the athletic:

 

Let's give it up for the Horned Frogs! As noted earlier this week in a piece about Pitt's stunning decline, TCU was one of two high-major programs in the past five seasons to go 0-18 in conference play. Now the Frogs are playing top-10 offense en route to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 1998. It seems that Jamie Dixon guy might know what he's doing after all. Pitt fans, your thoughts?

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Last regular season game is Tech at 4:00 Saturday in Lubbock.  TV is ESPN2.

 

Tech is 16-1 at home this season with the only loss being to KU last Saturday by 2 pts.  They may or may not have Keenan Evans (turf toe) and Justin Gray (concussion) but both are seniors and I think Evans will play for sure. Gray will have only had one week in the concussion protocol so I think that's not likely  he will play based on my experience with 2 of my kids having a concussion.  Getting back in a week is pushing it.   They beat us by 12 when we played in FW but we actually out played them in the 2nd half after getting down by 24 in the first half.  We shot well but had 17 turnovers and let them shoot 51% and 45.5% from 3. 

 

If Evans doesn't play or isn't close to 100% like he hasn't been since they played Baylor, we have a shot.  They are 0-4 since the Evans injury with losses @ Baylor, @ OSU and @ WVU in addition to the home loss to KU.  However, I would still have to project this one as a loss.  Tech is 1st or 2nd in conference in every defensive metric and they are no slouches on offense either.  Add in the home court advantage and senior day and I think this one is going to be pretty hard to win.  If we do win, it should really help us in seeding since that will be a top 25 RPI win on the road.  

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3 hours ago, angelosfrog said:

Last regular season game is Tech at 4:00 Saturday in Lubbock.  TV is ESPN2.

 

Tech is 16-1 at home this season with the only loss being to KU last Saturday by 2 pts.  They may or may not have Keenan Evans (turf toe) and Justin Gray (concussion) but both are seniors and I think Evans will play for sure. Gray will have only had one week in the concussion protocol so I think that's not likely  he will play based on my experience with 2 of my kids having a concussion.  Getting back in a week is pushing it.   They beat us by 12 when we played in FW but we actually out played them in the 2nd half after getting down by 24 in the first half.  We shot well but had 17 turnovers and let them shoot 51% and 45.5% from 3. 

 

If Evans doesn't play or isn't close to 100% like he hasn't been since they played Baylor, we have a shot.  They are 0-4 since the Evans injury with losses @ Baylor, @ OSU and @ WVU in addition to the home loss to KU.  However, I would still have to project this one as a loss.  Tech is 1st or 2nd in conference in every defensive metric and they are no slouches on offense either.  Add in the home court advantage and senior day and I think this one is going to be pretty hard to win.  If we do win, it should really help us in seeding since that will be a top 25 RPI win on the road.  

 

I just want to play well, win or lose. I don't think a loss will affect our seed much. While a win would prob move us up slightly the seed ladder, at this point whether we are a 4, 5, 6, 7 seed probably doesn't matter. We just need to be playing with confidence heading into the tourney.  

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18 minutes ago, NeFrog in the Kitchen Sink said:

 

I just want to play well, win or lose. I don't think a loss will affect our seed much. While a win would prob move us up slightly the seed ladder, at this point whether we are a 4, 5, 6, 7 seed probably doesn't matter. We just need to be playing with confidence heading into the tourney.  

 

I agree.  Just playing close and then winning a game or 2 in the conference tourney will give our guys some confidence going into the Big Dance.  I would rather stay at a 6 seed and be in Dallas than move up to 5 and have to go somewhere else anyway.

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We played well, we just couldn't hit on some open 3's.  We were 22% from the 3 pt line and a fair number of those misses were wide open.  Kenrich's shot near the end that went in and then rimmed out was particularly frustrating.  That's 2 games in a row where we have misfired from long range in a really bad way.  I hope they locate their shot before the tourney starts.  We're going to need it. 

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Palm and Lunardi's bracket projections after the weekend still have us at a 6 seed.  Lunardi has us in Wichita against the winner of the UCLA/'Bama play in game with Michigan waiting for as the 3 seed if we win.  Palm also has us in Wichita against UCLA with UNC waiting for us as the 3 seed if we win. 

 

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

 

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/bracketology/

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Brodziansky, Williams Earn Postseason Honors

 

USBWA List

 

March 6, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU seniors Vladimir Brodziansky and Kenrich Williams were each honored by the Associated Press and Williams by the United States Basketball Writers Association on Tuesday.

 

Williams earned a spot on the AP’s All-Big 12 Second Team, while Brodziansky was named honorable mention. Williams was also honored by the USBWA as a selection to the All-District VII Team which recognizes the best 12 players from Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. The recognition comes two days after Williams was named All-Big 12 Second Team and Brodziansky was named All-Big 12 Third Team by the Big 12 head coaches.

 

Williams is averaging 12.9 points this season and ranks second in the conference with 9.3 rebounds per game. His 12 double-doubles on the season ranks third in the conference. Williams was named Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in October and has since scored over 10 points 22 times and over 10 rebounds 13 times. The Waco, Texas native was named the Emerald Coast Classic Most Outstanding Player after recording double-doubles in the wins over New Mexico and St. Bonaventure. For the season, Williams ranks third in the conference with 1.8 steals and sixth with 4.0 assists per game.

 

Brodziansky averaged 15.2 points, the 11th best in the conference. After being named Preseason All-Big 12 Conference in October, Brodziansky has been one of the most consistent scorers in the league. Of the 31 games played, Brodziansky has scored in double-figures 27 times and has shot 57.7 percent from the field, the third-best in the Big 12. The Slovakian also ranks seventh with 1.6 blocks per game.

 

The long list of awards for Brodziansky this season includes Senior CLASS Award finalist, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award finalist, First Team Academic All-Big 12 and CoSIDA Academic All-District.

 

Brodziansky and Williams will lead the Horned Frogs to their 2018 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship quarterfinals matchup with Kansas State Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

 

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For those of you who might be thinking that TCU will be the feel-good story of the tournament because we haven't been there in 2 decades, take a step back.

 

 

Loyola got their 1st berth since 1985 last night.  I remember that team - Alfrederick Hughes single handedly carried that team to the Sweet 16.

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13 hours ago, Radio Shack Killa said:

For those of you who might be thinking that TCU will be the feel-good story of the tournament because we haven't been there in 2 decades, take a step back.

 

 

Loyola got their 1st berth since 1985 last night.  I remember that team - Alfrederick Hughes single handedly carried that team to the Sweet 16.

 

Bummer. But that’s okay. Good for them!

 

i seriously can’t wait!

 

also- did you see that they are changing the format of how they reveal the teams on selection Sunday? It’s alphabetical order now. Lame. 

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