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College Basketball 2021-22

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by Terry O'Keefe, Nov 9, 2021.

  1. Sid

    Sid Well-Known Member

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    Re: Butler's hire of Thad Matta. I never knew the issue that drove him to leave coaching. An article in the Indy Star had this explanation:
     
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    A bit more information Sid. In addition to Thad's medical problems, his ability to recruit suffered as well as one might expect. Gene Smith AD approached Thad and a mutual agreement was reached for Thad to leave Ohio State with a limited buyout agreement. Like Terry, I hope his medical issues have bee resolved. I am confident Butler was well aware of his medical problems.
     
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  3. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    OK that National Anthem by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Tank Ball... One of the more unusual ones that I have ever he heard!
     
  4. Sid

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    Quote from South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley:
     
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  5. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    BTW that distinctive letterman jacket Staley wore last night? Well it is a Louis Vuitton, and cost around 5.5K!
     
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  6. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    UNC got off to a bad start but they are tuning up KU right now, keeping KU from being able to finish around the rim.
     
  7. Don Ballard

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    Jayhawks down 15 at the half? Thats a lot of points to make up to win this one.
     
  8. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    It's all Carolina. KU just can't score on the UNC defense.
     
  9. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    18 - 2 in second chance points and +10 from the FT line.
     
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    And the Jayhawks now lead. Quite a game.
     
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  11. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    KU started making the shots that they get at the rim, finishing. They couldn't do it in the 1st half.
     
  12. Don Ballard

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    Kansas wins 72-69. Two different halves for each team.
     
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  13. Bobdawolverweasel

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    Does Big 12 basketball = SEC football? 2 NCs in a row for the Big 12.
     
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  14. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I can't wait to hear Barkley, he dissed McCormick calling him out as not a great player unless he is playing against munchkins like Villanova.

    Biggest comeback in Championship history!
     
  15. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    B12 certainly has a lot of good programs. I think Texas is going to be in there with Baylor, KU, Texas Tech.
     
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    So you're saying you're a basketball school now? ;)
     
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    Thad Matta, now head coach at Butler, has hired Greg Oden and John Diebler as new full time coaches, for the coming basketball season. Their roles have not been clearly defined at this point. Both players played for Matta at Ohio State for four full years. John's brother Jake is currently an assistant coach at Ohio State.
     
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  18. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Another Shocker...Jay Wright has retired from Villanova at the age of 60, Fordham coach is taking the job. I wonder if the age of NIL and easy transfers has him saying to hell with it. Time to retire and enjoy life.
     
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    Jay Wright is one of those coaches you think - at least I have - is going to be around forever. Except for his hair color, he hasn't changed in all the years he's been at Villanova.
     
  20. Don Ballard

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    A good coach and he has nothing more to prove. I think it's an excellent decision on his part and I wish him well in his retirement. I imagine he sees the hand writing on the wall and time to move on without all of the pressure.