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This morning on The Early Birds/Sports 790, Drew Deener catches up with Rick Pitino on the NBA status of Gorgui Dieng, Chane Behanan, and Russ Smith.
The link below pops another link, and then THAT link is the audio.
Ugly presentation, awesome content. Can’t have it all, I guess.
B1G and Big East measured close in many ways, but the later round performance gives BigEast the nod. A National Champion doesn’t hurt the cause either. The Big East started 3-5 in the RD of 64, but afterwards racked up a 10-2 record after that (one of the two losses delivered by a member conference when Cuse defeated Marquette). Most metrics are razor-thin, except score, how so? When the Big East took their upsets, it was early, and they had wins to offset the damage. While B1G took upsets later, they had less wins to offset. Meanwhile, the BigEast kept racking up wins (and upset wins) piling on the final margin. It’s not perfect, but its equal.
Big East Teams vs. Spots Available - by Round.
Final Scorecard (points earned per round)
You get points for wins, bonus points for upset wins (uw), and bonus subtraction for upset losses (ul). That point tally leads us to the most efficient tourney performance.
Conference Score Cards – Raw Totals
Results from this past Weekend (Final 4 & Champ Game)
Pitino, Beilein, Pittsnoggle, Gus Freaking Johnson.
Not the first rodeo for these two coaches. This game was an epic comeback. Still hard to believe the cards won. Will be different styles for both teams this time around, but expect a battle the same.
Believe it or not, I had some cool stuff planned for an Oregon video. I decided I was going to do “weekend in review” videos before the tourney started (two games on one highlight), but after the Duke game, I had to throw out Oregon. The Oregon game meant nothing at that point.
Here is how we have rolled through the post season.
Video 1: Big East Tribute
Video 2: NCAA First Weekend
Video 3: Cards over Duke for 10th Final Four
Another great sit down with Adam Lefkoe. Papa Smiff and Papa Siva.
Great ending by the way…
Here is the Big Russ Barbershop video from the Big East Tourney