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(WTVR)   VCU beats Akron by a can of whoop ass to advance to the SECOND round. HAVOC lives in the 5/12 record books now   (wtvr.com) divider line 39
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2013-03-22 03:14:05 AM  
I thought VCU was exceptionally classless in doing so.  They maintained a full court press the whole game, ran screens and plays to set up three point shots, and left starters in too long; all while doubling up their opponents score.

I know some people will not understand my position.  Thats the thing about class; some people have it, and some people will never understand it's value.
 
2013-03-22 08:27:29 AM  
Well in case of a tie, they needed to make sure they would be ok in the point differential criteria.
 
2013-03-22 08:28:08 AM  

Frederick: I thought VCU was exceptionally classless in doing so.  They maintained a full court press the whole game, ran screens and plays to set up three point shots, and left starters in too long; all while doubling up their opponents score.

I know some people will not understand my position.  Thats the thing about class; some people have it, and some people will never understand it's value.


...saying you have class is like saying you have humility.  The minute you do, you don't.
 
2013-03-22 08:32:03 AM  
1000 points
 
2013-03-22 08:32:32 AM  
Forward Juvonte Reddic scored 1,000 points in the game, the thirty-second VCU player to do so.

Wow... 32 VCU players have scored 1,000 points in a game? That's really impressive. What the heck do they feed people there?
 
2013-03-22 08:36:02 AM  
well once Havoc was used in Half Life 2 no developer could go without it.

/also appreciate the emphasis on second
 
2013-03-22 08:41:21 AM  
I have no complaints. I have them in my differential pool. +40 in a game is usually reserved for my top pick, not 3rd rd. w00t
 
2013-03-22 08:42:56 AM  

Joe_diGriz: Forward Juvonte Reddic scored 1,000 points in the game, the thirty-second VCU player to do so.

Wow... 32 VCU players have scored 1,000 points in a game? That's really impressive. What the heck do they feed people there?


Opposing teams from Akron, apparently
 
2013-03-22 08:54:50 AM  
Akron sucks, and they needed to learn that.  VCU did them a favor.
 
2013-03-22 09:10:07 AM  
Saw them play at Barclays in the A-10 tournament.  Felt their fans were bordering on classless, themselves.  I've been to plenty of games in my life, but these folks were abusive and taunting.  Dunno what it is.
 
2013-03-22 09:11:51 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Saw them play at Barclays in the A-10 tournament.  Felt their fans were bordering on classless, themselves.  I've been to plenty of games in my life, but these folks were abusive and taunting.  Dunno what it is.


Richmond.
 
2013-03-22 09:12:36 AM  
Zip that Biotches!
 
2013-03-22 09:15:14 AM  

The Muthaship: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Saw them play at Barclays in the A-10 tournament.  Felt their fans were bordering on classless, themselves.  I've been to plenty of games in my life, but these folks were abusive and taunting.  Dunno what it is.

Richmond.


We gave the world GWAR y'know
 
2013-03-22 09:19:01 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: We gave the world GWAR y'know


I will give you a point for that.  You are still little Motown.
 
2013-03-22 09:19:43 AM  

Frederick: I thought VCU was exceptionally classless in doing so. They maintained a full court press the whole game, ran screens and plays to set up three point shots, and left starters in too long; all while doubling up their opponents score.


Because this is the time of the year when you want your team to feel like they should let up off the accelerator when they feel like the game is in hand. There's no possible negative repurcussion from doing that.
 
2013-03-22 09:23:11 AM  
I really hoped one of the VCU players would have turned an ankle during their late game press.
 
2013-03-22 09:25:00 AM  
Just looked, I have VCU overcoming Mich in the next round.  It takes a lot to beat my B1G 10 bias, so they have that going for them.

Did Trey Burke die last night?  Or has he been upgraded to minor boom headshot syndrome
 
2013-03-22 09:39:47 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: The Muthaship: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Saw them play at Barclays in the A-10 tournament.  Felt their fans were bordering on classless, themselves.  I've been to plenty of games in my life, but these folks were abusive and taunting.  Dunno what it is.

Richmond.

We gave the world GWAR y'know


You did not.  GWAR are aliens who raped monkeys to create the human race.  That happened way before Richmond.
 
2013-03-22 10:19:09 AM  

elguerodiablo: Cerebral Knievel: The Muthaship: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Saw them play at Barclays in the A-10 tournament.  Felt their fans were bordering on classless, themselves.  I've been to plenty of games in my life, but these folks were abusive and taunting.  Dunno what it is.

Richmond.

We gave the world GWAR y'know

You did not.  GWAR are aliens who raped monkeys to create the human race.  That happened way before Richmond.


I thought that's what created Juggalos.
 
2013-03-22 10:25:44 AM  
Amazing what having your best player arrested and not playing will do to a teams confidence.  Who woulda thunk it?
 
2013-03-22 10:50:45 AM  

Kuta: elguerodiablo: Cerebral Knievel: The Muthaship: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Saw them play at Barclays in the A-10 tournament.  Felt their fans were bordering on classless, themselves.  I've been to plenty of games in my life, but these folks were abusive and taunting.  Dunno what it is.

Richmond.

We gave the world GWAR y'know

You did not.  GWAR are aliens who raped monkeys to create the human race.  That happened way before Richmond.

I thought that's what created Juggalos.


I like where this thread is going.

/I really like VCU, but damn, a lot of those late threes were unnecessary.
 
2013-03-22 11:05:15 AM  

Fizpez: Amazing what having your best player arrested and not playing will do to a teams confidence.  Who woulda thunk it?


Didn't they also have done guys with the flu?
 
2013-03-22 11:30:05 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Fizpez: Amazing what having your best player arrested and not playing will do to a teams confidence.  Who woulda thunk it?

Didn't they also have done guys with the flu?


Best player arrested, another starter out with injury, a third starter and a reserve had been hospitalized due to severe flu the night before.
 
2013-03-22 12:10:38 PM  

thecpt: Just looked, I have VCU overcoming Mich in the next round. It takes a lot to beat my B1G 10 bias, so they have that going for them.

Did Trey Burke die last night? Or has he been upgraded to minor boom headshot syndrome


He came back in the game a couple minutes later, and he didn't actually hit his head on the floor.  Damn near everything else though, back, ass, elbow, shoulder.

The way to beat VCU's defense is to be a low turnover team with guys besides your point guard who can handle the ball some and make the right passes.  Michigan basically plays 4 guards/wings, and McGary is actually a pretty good passer (can't shoot free throws, and can be a total spaz and pick up dumb fouls, but Michigan's break runs best with him in the game as he's great at finding the outlet pass and he runs the floor far better than a guy his size should).  Michigan also had the lowest turnover percentage in D-1 this year.  So unless Michigan plays really out of character or Burke's fall carries over to tomorrow and he's complete garbage, it should be the end of the line for VCU.  VCU's bad luck that they drew one of the worst matchups in the entire tournament for them this early.
 
2013-03-22 12:11:23 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: The Muthaship: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Saw them play at Barclays in the A-10 tournament.  Felt their fans were bordering on classless, themselves.  I've been to plenty of games in my life, but these folks were abusive and taunting.  Dunno what it is.

Richmond.

We gave the world GWAR y'know


Richmond thread?

/turned 18 and got the hell out
 
2013-03-22 01:16:03 PM  
VCU isn't as good as they have been in previous years, in my opinion.  Their full court press is hellacious, but a good team can pick it apart.  St Louis U. had absolutely no problem with it in the conference tournament.  (But then the Billikens can go really deep this year, even past Louisville.)

Michigan has the guards to break it, plus a coach that can get his guys ready.  But they're certainly dangerous.  VCU got Indiana in the second round last year and IU had to fight for it but ultimately won, but had a weaker backcourt than Michigan this year.  (In fact, that Jordan Hulls and Remy Abell was able to beat the VCU press says something.)
 
2013-03-22 01:30:14 PM  
There's almost always at least one upset in the 5/12 game.
 
2013-03-22 04:11:52 PM  

Frederick: I thought VCU was exceptionally classless in doing so. They maintained a full court press the whole game, ran screens and plays to set up three point shots, and left starters in too long; all while doubling up their opponents score.


Against a no name team in a meaningless game, I might agree. But this is the NCAA tournament. VCU is essentially a no name state school. The basketball team's job is to grab headlines and focus some attention on the school. A tournament showing like this boosts enrollment. Even state schools need to promote themselves. No one is going to enroll at VCU because of the basketball team, but they might at least take the time to consider VCU. Personally, I'd rather have someone beat me with authority than mock me by "taking it easy" on me.
 
2013-03-22 04:18:12 PM  

jimpoz: There's almost always at least one upset in the 5/12 game.


VCU had to score so many points to make up for the fact that all of the other 5-seeds lost (and UNLV was the only one that put up a real fight).
 
2013-03-22 04:35:59 PM  

NewWorldDan: No one is going to enroll at VCU because of the basketball team, but they might at least take the time to consider VCU.


Increase in VCU enrollment directly attributed to Final Four run
 
2013-03-22 04:44:38 PM  

Billy Crystal Meth Lab: /I really like VCU, but damn, a lot of those late threes were unnecessary.


To be fair, shooting threes is far less likely to get someone injured.
 
2013-03-22 05:57:46 PM  
www.thelogbook.com

I'm making way too much use of Google's new Animated Image Search.
 
2013-03-22 07:30:39 PM  

Frederick: They maintained a full court press the whole game, ran screens and plays to set up three point shots, and left starters in too long; all while doubling up their opponents score.

I know some people will not understand my position.  Thats the thing about class; some people have it, and some people will never understand it's value.


It's all part of Shaka's "havoc" psych-ops schtick.  Michigan could be playing that team from Richmond; now they're playing that team from Richmond that holy shiat beat Akron by over 40 points.

The Muthaship: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Saw them play at Barclays in the A-10 tournament.  Felt their fans were bordering on classless, themselves.  I've been to plenty of games in my life, but these folks were abusive and taunting.  Dunno what it is.

Richmond.


This.  The main feature of this town is that just about everybody-and especially everyone in some position of prominence, wealth or management/leadership in an organization--has some weird, pervasive inferiority complex because they ended up in Richmond and not in a bigger city.
 
2013-03-22 08:18:22 PM  

Frederick: I thought VCU was exceptionally classless in doing so.  They maintained a full court press the whole game, ran screens and plays to set up three point shots, and left starters in too long; all while doubling up their opponents score.

I know some people will not understand my position.  Thats the thing about class; some people have it, and some people will never understand it's value.


Give me a break. This isn't middle school girls basketball; this is the NCAA tournament. Teams regularly beat other teams by 30+ points. Just look at every one seed except Gonzaga. In the tournament, you need to send a message, not to feel sorry for an over-matched underdog. That's how upsets happen.
 
2013-03-22 10:47:29 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: The Muthaship: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Saw them play at Barclays in the A-10 tournament.  Felt their fans were bordering on classless, themselves.  I've been to plenty of games in my life, but these folks were abusive and taunting.  Dunno what it is.

Richmond.

We gave the world GWAR Russell Wilson, y'know


FTFY. And I will accept that as a reason for Richmond to continue to exist.
 
2013-03-23 12:02:28 AM  
They are playing a competitive sport. I'm not saying the winning team should spill blood or anything, but c'mon. If the other team doesn't want to lose, try not to suck so bad.
 
2013-03-23 01:44:41 AM  
I think it was just a wasted effort on VCU's part. Save some of that energy for tomorrow.
 
2013-03-23 06:50:36 AM  
It's VCU's game - they would be dismantling their entire team strategy to stop.
 
2013-03-23 02:03:44 PM  
And lo, the basketball gods shat all over VCU for continuing to full-court press and jack up threes. Suck it.
 
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