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GODUKEGO
03-23-2010, 08:19 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/tournament/2010/news/story?id=5022928

Bad news for me, can not believe that I will be pulling for a Bob Huggins team. Unless/Go Cornell!!!

Jderf
03-23-2010, 08:19 PM
Just saw an update on the ESPN ticker saying a WVU guard broke his foot in practice, but I didn't catch who. Anyone else know?

juise
03-23-2010, 08:21 PM
Darryl "Truck" Bryant. I linked it (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/tournament/2010/news/story?id=5022928) in the Nolan sickness thread (it was logical in the context of the disucssion ;).

Dr. Tina
03-23-2010, 08:22 PM
Oh, this sucks for WVU!

Billy Dat
03-23-2010, 08:22 PM
And his back-up? Joe Mazzulla. Sound familiar? He had the game of his life when they beat us in the 2nd round in 2008.

Welcome2DaSlopes
03-23-2010, 08:31 PM
UK can still lose

mapei
03-23-2010, 08:35 PM
No way in hell I'm rooting for Huggins and that WVU fan base. The sooner they are knocked out the better.

AlaskanAssassin
03-23-2010, 08:40 PM
repost: http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20371

dukelifer
03-23-2010, 09:23 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/tournament/2010/news/story?id=5022928

Bad news for me, can not believe that I will be pulling for a Bob Huggins team. Unless/Go Cornell!!!

Why not Washington? That team is on a roll.

scottdude8
03-23-2010, 09:26 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/tournament/2010/news/story?id=5022928

Bad news for me, can not believe that I will be pulling for a Bob Huggins team. Unless/Go Cornell!!!

I'm telling you guys, Cornell has a legitimate shot at taking Kentucky down. I was in Jacksonville last weekend and got to see their shellacking of Wisconsin from press row... and they are a LEGIT team. The best way to describe them is that they put 3 J.J Redick/Jon Scheyer clones and 2 Brian Zoubek (but better shooting and more athletic) clones on the floor at a time. They may not be all that athletic, but they shoot the lights out, run an efficient offense, and rebound very well for a team of skinny-white guys.

Plus, the fact is that if they shoot as well as they did against Wisconsin—more than 60% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc—they can beat anyone, UK included.

Plus, playing in Syracuse they may have a bit of a homecourt advantage, given that those Ivy Leaguers have the cash to buy tickets, haha.

Go Big Red!

dukelifer
03-23-2010, 09:35 PM
I'm telling you guys, Cornell has a legitimate shot at taking Kentucky down. I was in Jacksonville last weekend and got to see their shellacking of Wisconsin from press row... and they are a LEGIT team. The best way to describe them is that they put 3 J.J Redick/Jon Scheyer clones and 2 Brian Zoubek (but better shooting and more athletic) clones on the floor at a time. They may not be all that athletic, but they shoot the lights out, run an efficient offense, and rebound very well for a team of skinny-white guys.

Plus, the fact is that if they shoot as well as they did against Wisconsin—more than 60% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc—they can beat anyone, UK included.

Plus, playing in Syracuse they may have a bit of a homecourt advantage, given that those Ivy Leaguers have the cash to buy tickets, haha.

Go Big Red!
I think they will score but can they stop KY? KY is blazing fast. Does Cornell play zone?

greybeard
03-23-2010, 09:46 PM
44 years ago, heck it seems like yesterday, the Big Red went down to Lexington to play the then No. 3 ranked Kentucky team that had lost in the previous year's finals to Texas Western. National newspapers said it was a joke, that it would be a blowout. A blowout it was. Cornell drubbed Kentucky by over 30 points, with its 6 foot First Team All Ivy guard, Greg Morris, dropping 37 on Pat Riley's head. Yeah, a black guard from an Ivy League school killed Rupp's team in his own house, and that, my friends, and not the Texas Western game, was why Rupp finally saw the wisdom of integrating his basketball team. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Can it happen again? It'll be way cool if it does, but no one I know from my Cornell days will go nuts whatever happens. Just the way it is.

When me and the boyz get together, we talk a bit about when "we" beat Bradley when we were freshman, but hardly any of us follows anything about Cornell sports. Me, I was into the LAX team the last few years because Max Siebald, a 3X All American, was from my home town.

You folks do not know how fortunate you are to have teams year in and year out to connect you to your Duke days. I think that this year's Duke team has something special. Continue to enjoy the ride. I know I will. Greybeard

-bdbd
03-23-2010, 10:03 PM
Boy, you sure could see a WVU-KY matchup a couple ways...

I choose to see it as a glass HALF-FULL. At least one of them will have to lose. What couple of pieces-of-work coaches to root against -- Calimari and Huggy-baby. Is it possible to root against both teams at the same time????

:p:p:p

DevilHorns
03-23-2010, 10:05 PM
Boy, you sure could see a WVU-KY matchup a couple ways...

I choose to see it as a glass HALF-FULL. At least one of them will have to lose. What couple of pieces-of-work coaches to root against -- Calimari and Huggy-baby. Is it possible to root against both teams at the same time????

:p:p:p

I'm rooting for a game that goes to 15 OT's and tires out the players to exhaustion.

scottdude8
03-23-2010, 10:07 PM
I think they will score but can they stop KY? KY is blazing fast. Does Cornell play zone?

That is the one problem... I didn't notice them playing much zone, and Kentucky is much more athletic then they are. The one thing, though, is they are a solid rebounding team, so they aren't going to give up many offensive boards. They can play average defense and a good Kentucky performance would be shooting 45 percent... but if Cornell shoots 50 percent, they'll win (and they can do that even against a good D).

DukieInBrasil
03-24-2010, 05:43 AM
Boy, you sure could see a WVU-KY matchup a couple ways...

I choose to see it as a glass HALF-FULL. At least one of them will have to lose. What couple of pieces-of-work coaches to root against -- Calimari and Huggy-baby. Is it possible to root against both teams at the same time????

:p:p:p

Absolutely. Unfortunately one of them has to win. You could look at like the players won the game rather than the coach. Don't know if that helps...

wva_iron_duke
03-24-2010, 06:58 AM
I wouldn't put Bob Huggins quite in the same league as Calimari. After all, Huggins was an academic All American at WVU.

whereinthehellami
03-24-2010, 07:33 AM
I wouldn't put Bob Huggins quite in the same league as Calimari. After all, Huggins was an academic All American at WVU.

I would. He is just not as good at is as Cal is. Hugs and WVU are a great match for each other. They are both about the bottom line, doesn't matter how they get there.

DevilHorns
03-24-2010, 07:45 AM
I would. He is just not as good at is as Cal is. Hugs and WVU are a great match for each other. They are both about the bottom line, doesn't matter how they get there.

In what way is he all about the bottom line? I honestly don't know. I don't like Huggins or WVU due to this classless tool sorry I mean fool:
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh287/gt_maynard/JoeAlexander.jpg

jv001
03-24-2010, 08:05 AM
No way in hell I'm rooting for Huggins and that WVU fan base. The sooner they are knocked out the better.

Back in the Jerry West days, I really rooted for WVU. Times do change. Go Duke!

weezie
03-24-2010, 08:12 AM
I wouldn't put Bob Huggins quite in the same league as Calimari. After all, Huggins was an academic All American at WVU.

I tried looking around..what did he major in? Just curious.
He's not the media whore that Calimari is, I'll agree. One heck of
a temper, too.

wva_iron_duke
03-24-2010, 08:37 AM
I tried looking around..what did he major in? Just curious.
He's not the media whore that Calimari is, I'll agree. One heck of
a temper, too.

To quote an article from the WV Dept of Commerce:
"That’s when Huggins returned to Morgantown to attend West Virginia University, where he graduated magna cum laude and earned two undergraduate degrees in education and physical therapy, as well as a master’s degree in health administration. It’s perhaps better known that Huggins played on the University’s basketball team from 1975-1977, served as captain for two years, and was a two-time academic All-American. "

KyDevilinIL
03-24-2010, 10:36 AM
Try as I might, I just can't bring myself to believe Cornell has a shot against UK. I know Cornell has played well recently and during the season against some top teams, and maybe it's just my blinding hatred of UK that forces me to believe the Cats will always win and ruin my day.

But this is pure athleticism vs. a style, and frankly Cornell didn't beat either of the top-shelf teams it played this year. I just don't see it happening.

And with the WVU injury, I figure it's smooth sailing to Indy for the Cats.

rthomas
03-24-2010, 10:56 AM
There is a lot you can say about Huggins - and I have said a lot of negative stuff. But one thing you can't say is that the guy can not coach. The guy is a really smart coach.

GODUKEGO
03-24-2010, 12:47 PM
It's about his DUI arrest, players academics, players arrest etc...


http://www.derfmagazine.com/news/sports/75.html

http://www.sportingnews.com/college-basketball/article/2010-01-29/look-back-bob-huggins-final-years-cincinnati

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x1263123

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/bigeast/2005-08-23-cincinnati-huggins_x.htm

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114367599328911693.html

weezie
03-24-2010, 01:41 PM
There is a lot you can say about Huggins - and I have said a lot of negative stuff. But one thing you can't say is that the guy can not coach. The guy is a really smart coach.

Absolutely agree.
But still, would you want him teaching your junior high sons the rules of crab soccer during phys ed period? :D