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RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



KICK BAMA KICK posted:

Isaac Okoro won the game with a falling-down four-foot and-one with two seconds left; you'll know his name pretty soon if you don't already, looks like a one and done. Babatunde "Stretch" Akingbola, 6'8" from Nigeria with one year of American HS ball, got his first playing time when Austin Wiley and Anfernee McLemore got into foul trouble early in the second half and scored a monster block like four seconds into his career. I was near the top of the arena and gasped at the dude's wingspan. 10/10 would watch again.

Akingbola has more than one year of American high school ball. I covered a high school game of his three seasons ago. Okoro, too, as they were on the same team.

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RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



KICK BAMA KICK posted:

I could have the number wrong but he did wind up back in Nigeria after you saw him and couldn't come back to finish HS in America because of some problem with his visa IIRC.

Also seen him variously at 6'10" or 6'8". Curious about his wingspan, dude looks like a raptor.

That's wild. Turns out that Akingbola played two years of high school, but not his senior year because of the visa issue. He and Okoro were already considered huge prospects when I saw them in 2017.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



PotatoJudge posted:

SBNation has a writer on staff from Evansville and he with Walter McCarty the week before the UE / UK game, and he wrote a drat good article: https://www.sbnation.com/2019/11/18..._source=twitter

And this was a good article from him on the 40th anniversary of the plane crash that killed the team and coaching staff right as they moved up to Division I: https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2017/12/13/16770632/university-of-evansville-aces-plane-crash

The worst thing was that poor kid who wasn't on the plane because of injury, then died in a car accident two weeks later. That's rough.

Looking at the crash photo, it's unbelievable that any of them were alive after impact. At least two made it for a few minutes longer. Marshall just hit its 49th anniversary, as did Wichita State.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Kennesaw State's starting point guard on its women's team has been charged with murder.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



N: gently caress Duke

V: gently caress Duke

e: If you also need to giggle at Barstool chuds

https://twitter.com/BarstoolBDevils/status/1199471296859557888

RC and Moon Pie fucked around with this message at 04:48 on Nov 27, 2019

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

So that's Sparty, Kentucky, and Duke with embarrassing early season losses

#1 Louisville?, ew

Kansas had a hard time shaking off a BYU team that was a) physically no match for them and b) had a player who looked old enough to not only have been on the requisite mission, but also to have married, had three teenage kids and be struggling with a mortgage.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



facialimpediment posted:

gently caress DUKE

After being out all evening covering preps, it's always nice to come to a hot dinner, a cold drink and a hearty gently caress Duke.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



https://twitter.com/cjzero/status/1219808533081927680

https://twitter.com/stormchasernick/status/1219811733335891968

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Metapod posted:

Gonzaga has a football team?

They did until World War II. This happens to be their last game, played November 22, 1941.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDEhfz2ebvg

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Georgia sucks. Vanderbilt sucks. The Commodores missed their last three free throws and were beaten on a desperation 3 at the buzzer.

https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/1231385444954386434

RC and Moon Pie fucked around with this message at 01:52 on Feb 23, 2020

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



The 2008 Atlanta tornado fouled up the SEC final four, plus one quarterfinal game. Since the Georgia Dome was significantly damaged, everything was moved to Georgia Tech. As the seating was much, much smaller, crowds were restricted to media, cheerleaders, pep bands and those with a significant connection to the events - families and probably some big money boosters.

Georgia played two games in one day because the NCAA refused to allow the SEC to declare co-champions and still get an automatic bid. Georgia won its second and last SEC title because of the momentum of that tornado.

Kentucky fans in particular were quite pissed they couldn't buy their way into the quarterfinal Georgia game.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



The NJCAA is still hopeful of finishing up their basketball tournaments in late April.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



ESPNU is showing some classic games tonight. Currently watching Hasheem Thabeet tear up Syracuse. This is the marathon game that went a ridiculous amount of overtimes.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Grittybeard posted:

This is playing again in about an hour if anyone missed it and needs to kill some time.

It's a hell of a game.

Syracuse couldn't touch Thabeet in regulation, but he began wearing out and finally fouled out in overtime. Eric Devendorf came within .2 seconds of winning it in regulation. It was initially ruled a game-winning 3, but replay showed it was still on the edge of his fingers when time expired.

Syracuse did not lead in any of the extra sessions until overtime #6. Paul Harris, Andy Rautins and Jonny Flynn came up huge for the Orange, A.J. Price doing the same for UConn. Without Thabeet and Stanley Robinson, they had absolutely nothing except him. Kemba Walker was out there but hadn't established himself yet.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



elentar posted:

I know this is a football player but it's still relevant to the thread title dammit https://twitter.com/MattatTheState/status/1242545329351938051?s=20


Lawrence's hometown is one of the hardest hit places in Georgia. 40+ cases stemming from one church event.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



MourningView posted:

Jonathan Kuminga reclassified (probably to go to the G-league but he hasn't said yet) so the consensus number one high school prospect in the 2021 class is now a 180 pound white guy named Chet.

A 7-foot, 180-pound white guy named Chet.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Rick Barnes got the 'rona.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Georgia State-Georgia Tech is still in progress.

Georgia Tech has zero defense in the paint and are currently losing by 6 after a little rally.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



elentar posted:

Georgia State and Georgia Tech are, hilariously, headed to 3OT

Alvarado is the only player worth anything for Tech and his decision making is ... not that good. If Georgia State had any height and could shoot even a little, this would have been over a long time ago.

Tech's defense in the paint is really, really, really bad. I've seen high schools protect the basket better than Georgia Tech.

e: 4OT!

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Alvarado misses a shot that would have potentially sent it to 5OT.

Georgia State gets its first ever win over an ACC team, 123-120 in 4OT. They did beat Tech when it was an indy in 1976.

Tech is going to get killed in ACC play.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Just saw that Mercer beat Georgia Tech. They've lost consecutive games to Georgia State and Mercer. They attempted only free throws on the night.

How does Josh Pastner still have a job?

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Katana_Warrior posted:

to hopefully answer some questions, i looked up and found a piece on Greenville's head coach's system


his system plan is $6.97 at https://coachtube.com/course/basket...-system/7459249 if youre interested

Yet Murray State scored more points off turnovers than Greenville.

MourningView posted:

so he took the grinnell guy's system and then tried to claim it as his own?

Yup. Except that he's trying to sell it as serious where as Grinnell was created to be a fun gimmick. Clearly the defensive part of the scheme isn't working, so he might want to steal/claim Paul Westhead's System instead.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



KICK BAMA KICK posted:

So who is actually good in the SEC? Kentucky and Auburn are kinda bad and Auburn isn't eligible anyway; are Florida or Tennessee any good or is it like the year for someone weird like Bama to step up?

Georgia looks to be weird streaky, just as apt to get hot and knock somebody out as they are to lose by 30. They won their last SEC tournament because of a tornado. This is their kind of atmosphere.

Camara has decent potential.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Kentucky's start is their worst since 1926-27, which began 1-8.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



R.D. Mangles posted:

northwestern beats ohio state, remains undefeated in first place in the Big Ten, i have no idea what the gently caress is happening

Kentucky lost again.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011




I've been to games involving unaccredited Christian high schools in better facilities than that. The floor does look hardwood, but I'm holding out hope that it's actually tile.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



https://twitter.com/GoodmanHoops/status/1346173738501492736

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Georgia had lost its last 14 games to Kentucky.

LOL

https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/1352075433165131777

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



The Big East was so great back in the day.

LOL. I had forgotten the coach Chaney threatened to kill was Calipari.

quote:

On February 13, 1994, controversy ensued when he threatened to kill then-University of Massachusetts Amherst coach John Calipari at a post-game news conference, where Calipari was speaking at a podium. Chaney entered the conference mid-speech, called him an "Italian Son-of-a-Bitch" accusing Calipari of manipulating the referees. When Calipari attempted to respond to the accusations, Chaney yelled, "Shut up goddammit!", and proceeded to charge the stage, before being stopped by security. While being held back, Chaney shouted, "When I see you, I'm gonna kick your rear end!" As security restrained Chaney, he repeatedly yelled, "I'll kill you!" and angrily admitted telling his players to "knock your loving kids in the mouth."[5] Chaney received a one-game suspension for the incident.[6] The two coaches later reconciled. Chaney praised Calipari's coaching ability and defended him over the Derrick Rose controversy at the University of Memphis.[7]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6jUpHClybQ

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



N: Sahvir Wheeler has UGA's first ever triple-double

V: It only took 100+ years for UGA to have a triple-double

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1366177369992683529

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Georgia voted in one last summer, which will be phased in over a period of three years. Regions can elect to use one next year before it becomes a permanent thing in 2022-23. They become only the ninth state to do a shot clock and the NFHS voted down a national mandate last year.

I actually like the slowdown bullshit, but the shot clock had some major advocates. Some of the more influential high school coaches spoke in favor it and Tom Crean attended the GHSA's vote session (or discussion or something).

A state tournament boys game ended 29-25 this week after one team held the ball the entire third quarter in an attempt to draw the opposing defense out of a zone. Didn't work.

MourningView posted:

Yeah Iowa doesn't have a shot clock and lots of coaches love to do the four corners bullshit it sucks a lot

Iowa had a girls game in 1979 end 4-2 in 4 overtimes.

Iowa also had 6-on-6 girls basketball until the 1990s.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



VCU out of the tournament.

https://twitter.com/ByPatForde/status/1373406441478967300

https://twitter.com/WDBJ7/status/1373410401854033927/photo/1

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Bird in a Blender posted:

I'll be honest and say I don't pay attention to Women's ball (I didn't pay attention to Men's much either this year). Is this Women's tournament getting more competitive? For a long time, upsets weren't that common because of how stacked the top teams were, but I just saw #4 Arkansas lost to #13 Wright State, and #5 Gonzaga lost to #12 Belmont, so there's at least a few upsets this year.

The Clones are actually halfway decent on the Women's side at least.

The caliber of women's players continues to improve. Remember that in Oklahoma and Iowa, we're still on the first generation of five-on-five. We're barely two generations into five-on-five just about everywhere else, not to mention that many places dismissed women's basketball entirely until Title IX.

Change is still going to be slow as UConn still gets whoever it wants (with few exceptions) but the talent pool itself is growing fast.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



Kruger was well-suited to college. The pros, not so much.

He promised a refund to season ticket holders if the Atlanta Hawks didn't make the playoffs.

The Hawks lost approximately $500,000.

Atlanta had a couple of good pieces. Abdur-Rahim, a young Jason Terry. They got the little bit left that Toni Kukoc had. Theo Ratliff was supposed to succeed Dikembe Mutombo. Ratliff wasn't bad, but he wasn't Mutombo. He was more like a cardboard cutout of Mutombo and not quite as durable. They drafted poorly. The best pick during Kruger's reign was Pau Gasol, who they promptly traded for Abdur-Rahim.

I never held it against Kruger. It's been a long time since anybody had long-term success with the Hawks.

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RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



I. M. Gei posted:

https://twitter.com/thuganomics23/status/1376319993185374208?s=20
I have never heard of Royal Ivey. Apparently he played for Texas just before I started going there and now hes this NBA assistant? Also Kevin Durant endorsed him.

I dunno, Id much rather have Chris Beard. Taking a gamble on a guy with no head coaching experience seems like a bad idea for a program that just spent the last 6 years regressing from a bad NCAA tourney team to an okay-to-good NIT team.

Ivey played for the Hawks a bit. Not much of a player, but considered a very smart guy then.

I haven't thought about him in years, but can recall the first name is pronounced Roy-Al.

fake edit: Somehow, he had parts of 10 seasons in the NBA.

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