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PostSat Mar 30, 2024 9:18 am 
I can't really argue against picking against NC State, and as a lifelong Duke fan (my sister and bro-in-law attended and I almost did), I hope you guys are right. But that being said, NC State has been absolute nails for a couple weeks. They easily overwhelmed Duke in the first round of the ACC tournament, then won it, and are now set for a rematch that they have shown they can win. However things play out, Edey is done having games like he had against Gonzaga. Tennessee makes a living pushing people around, and either DJ Burns or Kyle Filipowski await if they make it through. *don't nobody push around DJ Burns!

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PostSat Mar 30, 2024 7:36 pm 
Yes there is definitely a chance of another NC State miracle, but not likely. UConn had a horrible shooting game and still blew out Illinois. I don't see any team other than maybe Purdue on a good night, beating UConn. That game was very loosely officiated with many obvious fouls not called, now the game with 'Bama and Clemson, nearly everything is a foul. The inconsistency with the officiating is troubling and annoying.

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PostSun Mar 31, 2024 1:47 pm 
Is that Bama's first Final 4 ever? Purdue is in, last time for them was 1980. One game left. Anybody but Duke. Filipowski has revived the proud tradition of tripping opponents that Grayson Allen started. Coach K is gone, but the Dukies are still the most easily dislikable program in mens college basketball.

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PostSun Mar 31, 2024 1:51 pm 
Wow, 40 pts/16 reb for Edey. Who wants to see Clingan vs. Edey in the Championship Game? That could be an earth shaking match up.

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PostSun Mar 31, 2024 4:31 pm 
NC State gonna do it! Last Final Four was 1983, right? Not only that, they pulled off a double. Their women advanced to the FF earlier today, they haven't been since 1998.

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PostSun Mar 31, 2024 6:09 pm 
Yes, 'Bama's very first Final Four, Sears was on fire, he had better be just as hot against Uconn or they will go down. I'd love for NC State repeat their 1983 miracle, but that seems very unlikely, for them to beat both Purdue and likely UConn seems to be a long stretch, but obviously not impossible. I like the big man presence in college ball, wish it was still that way in the NBA. I rarely watch the NBA anymore, no defense, not much team play and typically either 3 pointers and one on one, boring.

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PostSun Mar 31, 2024 8:28 pm 
OH MY did DJ Burns and NC State just force their way thru martial.giffencing.gif martial.gif ? That means we got Edey against Burns and some obvious cliches! Clash of the Leviathians! The Unstoppable Force meets the Immovable Object battlecage.gif ! I'm feeling my inner bigbrunyon coming on!!! rockband.gif The scientists need to set some sensors because there are GOING to be some tremors! flammable.gif

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PostMon Apr 01, 2024 9:08 pm 
Womens Final Four is set--South Carolina, NC State, Iowa and UConn. First time ever 2 different schools have both their mens and womens teams in the FF.

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PostSat Apr 06, 2024 1:47 am 
Won't be a dual champ, NC State and UConn both knocked out in the women's Tourney. Finals is South Carolina vs. Iowa, rematch of a semi final from last year. I'm sure SC is wanting revenge, but those Iowa seniors would love to cap their careers with a title. It's pretty much the only thing Clark hasn't done in her illustrious career.

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PostSat Apr 06, 2024 1:35 pm 
First women's game I have ever watched. Pretty impressed except Clark took a lot of bad and forced shots, mostly in the first half. She seems to think she is Lillard or Curry. Not getting my hopes up for NC State today, I would rather see a match up of the two big men on Monday night.

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PostSat Apr 06, 2024 1:49 pm 
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First women's game I have ever watched. Pretty impressed except Clark took a lot of bad and forced shots, mostly in the first half. She seems to think she is Lillard or Curry.
Well, yeah, she pretty much is the women's version of Steph or Dame. Her shot selection is a bit questionable at times, but she hits plenty of them. Last night really was not a good game to base your opinion of her off of. I think they've played UConn 3 times during her career, and Nika Muhl always harasses her into sub par performances. You should've watched one game earlier when she had 40+ points and 10+ assists against LSU. Bueckers from UConn was actually more hyped than Clark when they started their careers (injuries have held her back a little since then), but she's still a superstar and she didn't have her best game last night either.

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PostSat Apr 06, 2024 4:49 pm 
Yea, she is awesome and all that but the talk of her playing in the NBA is laughable but not nearly as laughable as Bronny James declaring for the NBA draft, as a freshman that is not even a starter in college. Meanwhile Purdue is trying to give this game away, hopefully their guards will wake up and join the show.

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PostSat Apr 06, 2024 5:32 pm 
Are people seriously saying that about Clark (NBA)? Yeah...no. I'm sure she will do great in the WNBA, but it will be an adjustment process. I also feel rather confident a lot of vets are going to be going out of their way to make it tough on her. I laughed about Bronny. Averaged 5 pts/game shooting 33% and way under 30% from 3. There's no way he's an NBA player. Bron Bron wants so badly for it to happen, but it's just not in the cards. Nepotism only gets you so far, there's gotta be limits.

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PostSat Apr 06, 2024 8:33 pm 
Uconn is just too good and so well coached, great disciplined team, much like the Zags only with a dominant big man. Braden Smith, Purdue's point guard had better play way better if they have any chance, he had like 7 turnovers, one basket, although he did have some nice assists. I expect Cam Spenser who had a great game tonight, to give the youngster some schoolin'. I hate to see the best teams lose, so here we have the two best teams going at it for the title, awesome!

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PostSat Apr 06, 2024 8:46 pm 
Has Clingan ever been smaller than the guy he's matched up with? It's about to happen. Maybe they've faced Purdue before. Anyway, the battle of the big men will be interesting. Having watched just about none of the Tourney (I used to be the biggest junkie, but somewhere along the line started losing in interest in men's hoops and gravitated towards women's), I'm guessing the rest of UConn is more talented than the rest of Purdue.

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