Official NCAA Men's Bball Championship Thread

DeepSpringsVol

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They are a great team, but I don't think they'd have a lot to offer the Pac 12 in terms of a TV audience/additional revenue. They could move to the Mountain West, but I'm not sure the Mountain West is better than the WCC in basketball since they added BYU.
They really could explore the independent route and schedule whoever they wanted. But the way the NCAA selection committee keeps rewarding their ridiculous records against super inferior opponents in the WCC they have no incentive to test the waters of better competition.
 

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Gonzaga looked spent from Saturday night. This should have been a better game. Baylor is very deserving of the championship, though. Watch the documentary "Disgraced" sometime. It's about the Patrick Dennehy/Carlton Dotson murder and the Dave Bliss scandal that followed in 2003. Hands down the most corrupt coach in the history of NCAA basketball. No coach has ever taken on a bigger mess than Scott Drew did... and now he has a championship.
 

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Gonzaga looked spent from Saturday night. This should have been a better game. Baylor is very deserving of the championship, though. Watch the documentary "Disgraced" sometime. It's about the Patrick Dennehy/Carlton Dotson murder and the Dave Bliss scandal that followed in 2003. Hands down the most corrupt coach in the history of NCAA basketball. No coach has ever taken on a bigger mess than Scott Drew did... and now he has a championship.
Really impressive rhat they rebuilt Basketball and Football after massive scandals. Jury still out on Dave Aranda, but isnt Baylor always kind of swimming up stream, having tougher academic standards, similar to Vandy?
 

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Yall remember the Patrick Dennehy murder at Baylor that the coach then tried throwing accusations on him since he was deceased and couldn't defend his reputation? Wow if a rock bottom scandal like that to eventually National Championship doesnt give you hope for Tennessee to make it out of this football desert.
That's not much solace. There were 18 years between that scandal and last night, and Baylor showed progress along the way (they had made multiple Elite Eights and Sweet Sixteens). Their trajectory from the bottom to the top was not straight up, but each low was higher than the previous one.

Tennessee football is still stuck in this stage of making marginal, incremental progress (like winning 8-9 games), then having the bottom fall out and hitting a new low (going 4-8, losing to Georgia St, going 3-7 and getting into NCAA trouble, etc.). We aren't anywhere close to building something like they have.
 

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That's not much solace. There were 18 years between that scandal and last night, and Baylor showed progress along the way (they had made multiple Elite Eights and Sweet Sixteens). Their trajectory from the bottom to the top was not straight up, but each low was higher than the previous one.

Tennessee football is still stuck in this stage of making marginal, incremental progress (like winning 8-9 games), then having the bottom fall out and hitting a new low (going 4-8, losing to Georgia St, going 3-7 and getting into NCAA trouble, etc.). We aren't anywhere close to building something like they have.
It's also much easier to recover from a scandal in basketball for the simple reason that it doesn't involve very many players. No college basketball program is ever more than one good recruiting class away from the NCAA Tournament.
 
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While i do understand that it feels disrespectful, you also want to have it beforehand in case you do win, wouldn't you?
This...that’s like an NBA team taking it personally that their opponent did something similar prior to Game 7 of the Finals.

In hindsight, a cursory glance of Baylor’s physical and athletic advantages over Gonzaga should have resulted in more “experts” picking the Bears.

Timme looked like a 9th grader playing against Karl Malone. Baylor had some grown ass men out there.
 

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