13.Mar.2016 Selection Sunday Thread

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Good sign for the Beavs that the Ducks got a #1 seed.

But, honestly I’m nervous… I feel the committee can mess this up. They already messed up Virginia over Michigan State.

Go Beavs.

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  • GreatWhiteHunteri just wish says:
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    I hope we land in a twelve spot.

  • GreatWhiteHunter says:
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    Apparently I typed “I just wish” when the cursor was still on my name. Whoops.

  • Bill says:
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    Can’t be nervous, really just hoping for a good destination that’s not Des Moines or Oklahoma City or Providence.

  • Bill says:
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    Vandy and Wichita St as one play in game. That’s very good news. Looks like committee is putting a lot of weight on the RPI.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      how do you figure? Vandy with an RPI of 63 and only two wins over Top 50 RPI teams??? Get’s an at large? Ummm, no. There’s an NIT team if I ever saw one. On the fence about Wichitard. Virginia did not deserve a number 1 seed either

      • True Beavieler says:
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        As usual you’re 100% right on. No way in hell Vandy belongs. Monmouth even has a much better case

      • Bill says:
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        Well it played into our favor by landing a 7 seed. I thought an 8 seed would be the best they could do.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          I figured 9 after seeing the Buffs get an 8 seed. We’ll take it

        • angry angry says:
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          I was thinking 8 or snubbed entirely…lol. Their resume deserved 8. 7 is a bonus.

  • Numbers says:
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    I hate these shit show selection programs. They are a huge waste of everyone’s time.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Was just going to type this.

    • scotty says:
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      Could just wait a couple of hours and look it up online. It’s not like you’ll miss any hot Must Watch Selection Action

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        I have nothing better to do.

      • Numbers says:
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        What about the student athlete required to sit in a team meeting for two hours of shit show?

  • Phob24 says:
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    Pac12 getting some love. Good for the beavs.

  • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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    Is Barkley drunk?

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      He’s just dumb……you ever see his golf swing?

  • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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    Thinking I should walk over to reser club but at this rate they may not announce Beavs until midnight

  • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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    7? Wow

  • angry angry says:
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    Beavers get a 7 seed vs VCU. Very winnable game.

  • Dwill03he Dwill03he says:
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    Awesome! Go BEAVS!!!

  • Theboneyard says:
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    Great for the Beavs but playing in OKC against Oklahoma will be tough.

  • Beavlover69 says:
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    I like these matchups. Beavs main problem is a lack of post presence and none of the possible opponents have much of one either. Don’t turn it over vs VCU and run OU off the 3-point line and were in the sweet sixteen. Easier said than done but it’s possible. Much better than a second round matchup with Kansas

    • angry angry says:
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      Yeah I think that went about as well as possible.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Don’t know if anyone else noticed but on the video of the teams reaction on the mens hoops twitter page, Tres is still in a walking boot

    https://twitter.com/OregonStateMBB/status/709141273941139456

    • Eric_Beaver says:
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      Also in video, GP2 was at end of bench while everyone else was celebrating. Very cerebral…

      • angry angry says:
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        I think he was just relieved that as a senior he’d get to experience the tourney…plus he’s a chill dude. He’s not very cerebral if you hear him talk.

      • ian12171@comcast.net says:
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        I read that he rolled his ankle in the Cal game.. he’s getting treatment and its still sore.. I think that’s why he didn’t jump up off his chair.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Lol, Gomis not paying attention.

    • Zeke says:
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      He’s done for the season. Too bad – we could really use him to make some noise. I do like the matchup and I do like the Bakersfield upset!

  • PdX says:
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    I never would have even guessed in my wildest dreams at the start of the season that the Beavs would get a 7 seed. I simply dreamed that they would make the tourney. Very impressive.

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      Exactly my thought… Wow. Three years ago the Beavs were bounced in the first round of the cbi , at home.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        that was actually only 2 years ago. March 19, 2014. In what eventually turned out to be CR’s final game where in the post game press conference he stated “If I get fired, it’s been nice knowing you guys”

        • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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          You’re right, of course. Seems so long ago, or just that the Beavs have made such great strides it shouldn’t be so short.

          I do remember some negative comments about the wt hire, with implications that he only made the tourney because of a weak conference. Bobby D lucked into a few really good hires at the end. OSU is lucky to have Tinkle.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            Whiskey isn’t always right. I seem to recall being just meh with the Tinkle hire and probably even stated so here. I was onboard with Ben Howland as the hire. But hey, I can honestly say I am happy to be wrong.

            I swore the season before Robinson was fired I was done paying to watch games at Gill until he was fired. I took a wait and see approach with the first season under Wayne Tinkle. But they brought me back to Gill last year for some of the Pac-12 games and we went to several this year. Tinkle and the team have brought me back. And I am considering season tix for next year. I’ve paid to see some awful basketball at Gill in the past 20+ years. Cloud nine this evening. 26 years is waaaaaaaay too fucking long! Thank you Wayne Tinkle and team!

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    Your’e welcome. CR

  • Numbers says:
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    26 years ago the Beavs were a 5 seed and lost first round to a 12 seed Ball St

  • cake says:
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    Dream match up for the Beavs both against VCU and potentially the worst 2 seed. Amazing stuff. Good riddance craig Robinson.

    • Bill says:
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      There would be no GPII if it wasn’t for CR….or a practice facility….

      • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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        Yeah, not sure you need to run down cr. Not a good coach but no denying he helped stabilize a real shit show and form some sort of foundation for wt to build on. Jay John, um, well…

        • angry angry says:
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          Agree CR had some positives, but unfortunately he couldn’t coach, and was disengaged from the games, always having his hand propping up his sour face.

      • Cake says:
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        He came here because his dad came here. End of story.

    • thatguy says:
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      You can only thank CR for the position we’re in today. He got good recruits (Berto, Collier, Cunningham were all 4 stars), they generally made a positive impact in the classroom and in the community, got the practice facility going, and he was the one that got GP1 involved in the program again, even before GP2 committed. After 0-18 with Jay John we were the tomato can of the Pac-10/12, so I wish him the best. He raised the bar even if he couldn’t get to it himself.

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        “He raised the bar even if he couldn’t get to it himself.”
        Good words, may have to use them in recapping my own accomplishments!

      • Cake says:
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        He could raise money, I’ll say that much.

  • angry angry says:
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    NM, found it.

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    How did USC and COLO get 8 seeds and the Beavs are a 7?

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Worse RPI is my guess. But that still doesn’t explain how in the fuck Vanderbilt got an at large

  • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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    Usc with the 8 seed.

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    Oh and btw, the bracket was leaked before the selection show even started in case you guys didn’t know.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RlCHIE/status/709135869832077312

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Looks like the committee didn’t hand out but a couple at large bids to mid majors. No Monmouth, St Mary’s or San Diego St. Tulsa gets one of the last 4 though

    • Ackrite says:
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      ESPN.com unveiled Midwest instead of the east, they have fixed it but it was funny

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    When they fired CR I bought a bottle of Scaldis Refermente and put in the basement to drink when they made the dance. Man does it tastes great. THANK You Coach Tinkle!!!!!!

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      You weren’t swayed by Bob’s presser expressing confidence in cr ?

  • angry angry says:
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    Do we know the start time of the game yet?

    Anyone know if Tinkle has been ruled out?

    I kind of want to drive out to Oklahoma City (Oklahoma is only one of three states I’ve never been to, so this would be a good excuse)…but worried about the long, depressing drive home if they lose.

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      I’ve had a lot of those. No risk, no reward.

      • angry angry says:
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        True. If anyone finds a good, cheap package for travel to this game please post it.

        • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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          Or a cheap woman who is bad in a good way!

        • Numbers says:
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          If you’re going for cheap. Fly into Dallas and drive the 3 hours to OKC. I see southwest has a $54 dal-lax fare on Sunday.

    • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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      Not every year the Beavs make the tourney, so I say you should do it.

    • beaverfan5 beaverfan5 says:
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      Fly into Austin, DFW, or Oklahoma City and I will pick you up. I’m driving up from Austin Friday morning with my son, and if they win, got the ok to hang in Oklahoma to watch the one on sunday from the wife. Thank God she was married to a Duck fan and he was a douche so now she is a completely HARDCORE Beaver fan. Oregon State Beaver of course.

  • PdX says:
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    When will we find out tip off times?

  • True Beavieler says:
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    Michigan, Tulsa AND Vandy lol? They need to start limiting the alcohol in that room apparently. Michigan w all of FOUR top 100 wins.

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      I’ve seen Michigan in person. They are missing their best player, but can be a really tough team if their shots are going.

      • True Beavieler says:
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        The fact they’re missing him is just yet another reason they shouldn’t be there. They were lucky to even beat NW before their last second win vs the Hoosiers. Then they got blown out right away against Purdue

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      St Mary’s (RPI 38)
      San Diego St (RPI 41)
      Valparaiso (RPI 49)
      Monmouth (RPI 52)

      Mid majors get left out in the cold whilst Meechicken, Vanderbilt, Tulsa and Syracuse get in with worse RPI’s

      Syracuse with an RPI of 72! That has got to be the highest RPI for an at large selection in the history of the RPI. The selection committee continues with some head scratchers. They’ll say they value RPI, but that appears to only be the case for power conference teams

      Whiskey pats hissefl on the back for calling Oregon as a 1 seed last night.

      • mckalk says:
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        It’s has to be pretty unique for a power conference to win 24 games and not be selected. I guess South Carolina really played a shitty schedule, but it looks like they beat Tulsa. When UK is down a little the whole SEC suffers?

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          Lowest RPI team left out was St Bonaventure (RPI 30)

        • Bill says:
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          72 is the highest ever I believe. South Carolina wasn’t supposed to be good until next year so they scheduled an easy non conf. Guess it was too easy. The sec didn’t game the rpi like the pac 12 did. Everyone will try next year.

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    Glad the Beavs made it in. I didn’t think adding a bunch of good freshman to a bad group of upperclassmen would get it done, but they got it done. Can’t be right every time. Go Beavs

  • True Beavieler says:
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    Syracuse losing 5 of 6 naturally is in lol…..wow.

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      Seems committee swayed by Boheieme’s absense

      • True Beavieler says:
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        I thought so….but he WAS coaching them during their end of the season slide.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Men’s and Women’s teams both in the dance at the same time. Is this a first?

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      read something earlier this week that it happened in the 80’s. 1984?

  • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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    Why is calipari crying on ESPN? Geebus.

  • Hellobeavers says:
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    Half our players had their phones out pointing it at themselves. I must sound like an old man, but Jesus Christ, It’s already on TV.

    • angry angry says:
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      I think the phones were pointing at the screen they were watching.

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        There were definitely selfies going on. smh and smh at me typing smh

    • Bill says:
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      That’s when you realize you are your parents or the grouchy old man down the street. Now you’re behind the times. Kinda sucks doesn’t it. Their generation doesn’t know anything before smartphones. And like the last generation who didn’t know what it was like before the Internet.

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        Ummm, rotary phones anyone?
        Just checkin’ in from “down the street”.

        • cj cj says:
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          We had a crank phone when I was a kid…one short and 2 longs

        • Jack Jack says:
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          Ah yes.

          I remember the days when nobody owned their own phones or the lines running to them… yes… phones were tethered and leased.

          Or I’m just living that reality now with so many externalities in so many other markets that it looks like the same old same old.

          Oligopoly and monopoly suck the invent right out of inventive… like it’s just another self-feeding, soul-sucking bureaucracy… which it is… so there’s no need for a simile.

      • scotty says:
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        The new times aren’t always better than the old times

        • Ripper Ripper says:
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          As Billy Joel put it…”the good old times weren’t always good and tomorrow’s not as bad as it seems.”

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    Congratulations to the Beavers finally making another NCAA tournament. My only regret? That I could very well miss the game entirely because I’ll be on a plane to Peru…

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      Get your priorities straight.

      • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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        I know, it’s terrible. Forgive me, Great Beaver in the Sky!

        Now I’ve seen the tip-off time though, I’m feeling happier. If I remember correctly, the tip-off coincides right with my group’s three hour layover in LAX, so I may be able to watch after all.

        • Quatre Quatre says:
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          Flight to Peru? I go to Peru every couple of years to visit family. I hope you’re flying LAN, by far the best flight in and out of Peru.

          • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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            Me and several other people are going for mission work there. Last time, I flew with American Airlines, which was pretty good. I’ll actually be using LAN this time, so I guess I’ll see how nice it is!

  • NiceBeaver NiceBeaver says:
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    Glad we get VCU the year after Shaka Smart got hired away. They were often one of those Cinderella teams that everybody loved. Now, theyre just another team getting by on their reputation.
    Unfortunately, seeing Tinkle2 hopping around doesnt give me much hope that we will see him again this season, but I think we match up well with VCU size wise, at least. With only 1 guy at 6’10” and nobody taller, Eubanks has a good chance to be a factor offensively and defensively. If only Olaf had a post game…..

  • Numbers says:
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    Hopefully GP2 will be able to tell GP what it’s like to actually WIN a tournament game.

  • thatguy says:
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    I like our spot. I think VCU is an extremely winnable game, and the crowd really won’t be into it until GPII or Drew dunks on someone, then the crowd will be on our side. VCU doesn’t have many impressive wins. Most of the teams they beat were nail biters against teams I think we’d beat more easily. And they lost to teams not as good as us. On a neutral court, we beat ASU and were close against Cal, so I actually think we can win this first one.

    Oklahoma was really good but not red-hot down the stretch which benefits us to some degree. In exchange for playing a team that is beatable because of their lack of post-presence, we pretty much have to play them in a road game. They got an incredible draw. I highly doubt we win that game, but GP2 guarding Buddy Hield ought to be fun to watch.

    Personally in my brackets, I’m gonna use a combination of factors to decide what I think happens: Kenpom, style of play (a team that lives by the 3 will die by it too, slowing it down limits possessions and increases variance), and location for the most part. It’s so much chaos that I have to just shoot for the sky.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Vcu played 6 or 7 major conference teams and lost them all. Thatguy is right….they had 0 blowouts all close games…even I losses. They remind me of OSU, by playing to their opponents level. This is a very winnable game with a close finish.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        best wins were St Joseph’s and St Bonaventure. Close losses to Duke, Wisconsin, Florida St, Georgia Tech and Cincinnati

        • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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          Good thing we’re not the St.beavers.

        • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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          Interesting stat I just saw….Vcu has no wins against current tournament teams this year. Don’t know if that’s true or not I don’t have time to check right now. OSU has several.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            Not correct. They beat St Josephs, Buffalo and Middle Tennessee State. What’s mind boggling is they only played 7 of their 34 games vs NCAA tournament teams this season. They went 3-4 in those games but only two of them were played after early January and they lost both (Dayton and St Josephs in the last 8 days)

            Meanwhile the Beavs played 15 of their 31 games against teams that made the NCAA tournament. They went 7-8 in those 15 games.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    10:30 am tip off west coast time. Ugh. Have to dvr it and shut off my phone at work. Was hoping for an afternoon game

    https://twitter.com/OregonStateMBB/status/709163903171727360?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^tweet

    • helmsley says:
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      The Beavs are mostly used to playing on the cusp of the witching hour. One can only hope the early time doesn’t put them off.

  • homefry homefry says:
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    We are 3 point dogs…

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    Also, I think we’re gonna be the only Pac-12 school with both the men’s and women’s teams making it to the NCAAs. I’ll be watching tomorrow to see where our women go in terms of region. Hoping for Dallas and staying the hell away from UConn (who will be in the Bridgeport regional).

    • AKBeaver AKBeaver says:
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      I believe we’re the #6 overall seed so we should miss UCONN.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    LSU thinks the NIT is beneath them

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/14966509/lsu-tigers-not-ncaa-tournament-bows-postseason

    • Bill says:
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      It’s probably because Simmons has already left school.

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        I think the bigger question is did he pull a Chad Johnson and ever even attend any classes?

        • Bill says:
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          Probably not since he was ruled ineligible for the wooden award. Lsu couldn’t certify that he was academically eligible for the award.

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            the article I read stated the minimum GPA to be considered for the Wooden award is a 2.0 GPA. When informed he wasn’t eligible for the award by his uncle, Simmons allegedly told him “all I care about it is winning”

            So in other words he had no intention of ever hitting the books and being a student. Not sure if I’d throw a boatload of cash at this guy if I were an NBA team owner. He doesn’t sound dedicated. At all

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Leg humpers get a 3 seed in the NIT, will face Long Beach St in Seattle

  • scotty says:
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    Let’s root for the quacks to make history with the first ever 16/1 upset 😀
    Go Ducks!

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      On one hand it would be funny, but the PAC, including the Beavs, benefited from the perception of the strength of the conference. Having the yucks get bounced early would give the east coast, who’s never watched a West coast game, ever, fodder for why 7 teams should not be included but vandy, Monmouth, etc all should. Be perfectly fine with them getting dumped by Baylor though.

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        Maybe but I doubt it. They already played and beat Baylor in November at TATT. If that matchup were to happen it would be in Analheim

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    May 21, 2014 at the introductory press conference at Gill………………………

    “We’re gonna make Oregon State basketball relevant again”

    Wayne Tinkle

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      Fat Lindsey “Oregon state?”
      Wayne Tinkle “Damn straight!”

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        Excellent observation, julius. Eventhough I, like Angry am tired of the “dam” puns, I would have upvoted your comment multiple times if possible!

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Speaking of lindsay, I haven’t heard anything from her in a few months. Did she finally implode in on herself like a neutron star?

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Washington the only Pac-12 team in the NIT. Will ASU or Stanford opt for the CBI???

    Another worthless fun fact. Oregon St won the CBI in 2009. Who won it the next year in 2010? That’s right, Virginia Commonwealth

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      I miss you 🙁
      I… I thought we had something special.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        We’ve gotten over you and moved on

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    We’re in the same region as the quacks. Boy are they gonna be pissed when we bounce them and they’re 1-2 against the Beavs this season 😉

  • Numbers says:
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    I wonder how pissed off eastern types would be if cal gets to the final by playing Hawaii, South Dakota St, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Yup, looks like the easiest path to the elite 8.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    No Pac-12 teams in the CBI. Still no word on the Vegas 16 tournament

    • cj cj says:
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      Looks like the CBI is now a mid-major tournament like the CIT. Vegas16 teams announced tomorrow.

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      Man, the CBI field is pathetic this year, no major conference teams at all. I’m wondering if majors are waiting for the “Vegas 16”?

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        Wouldnt surprise me if it had a few major conference teams.. Its not a pay to play and it takes place over straight days in Vegas.. why wouldnt you want to play there?

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          actually, invited schools need to fork out 50K to cover hotel and air fare. But yes, totally better than a CBI pay for play arrangement

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    So I’m reading some prognostication on the tournament and I roll across Jay Bilas’s bracket. Hes got VCU as a final four team. Because their style of play will dominate the west bracket……Um ok, they couldn’t beat a major conference team all year and laid an egg in the a10 championship but they’ll make the final four.

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      For his picks, I’m seeing Kansas, T a&m, North Carolina, and Mich St.

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        It’s on sb nation says vcu is a final four team on video. I can’t figure out how to post it. It’s imbeded on there site.

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    My biggest worry about the first round match up is the start time 10:30 am pst, plus you add to the fact daylight savings this week and there internal body clock says 9:30.

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      Yea but the game is Friday.. Daylight savings today and I’m sure they fly in probably Wednesday or so.. I think their body clocks will be fine

  • Bill says:
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    I didn’t realize it at first but the CBS guy initially said the beavs played a tremendous 1 3 1 zone. Uh yeah…

    • PdXBeav says:
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      yeah, like a couple years ago when a futile coach was around like his futile brother-in-law.

      • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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        People are still going to troll in here with the Obama reference tied to CR?

        • Bill says:
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          Not sure why people hate on CR so much. He did a lot of good things for the program. I mean people were worried he was going to use OSU as a stepping stone after the first year. He was a stand up guy, ran a clean program. Recruiting was good. He got the most out of 0-18 guys in year one. Unfortunate he hit his ceiling in coaching potential but all the stuff he did building a foundation was great. Tinkle didn’t have to start with nothing like CR did.

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            “Tinkle didn’t have to start with nothing like CR did.” Ummm, you sure about that? Gomis, Reid, Olaf next to 0 production overall. Malcom and Langston very minimal production. And, was it 8 walkons? How about we say a shit load of walkons. Gp2 was the only bright spot, really the only guy on the team that would have started for any pac12 team. The rest would have sat on the bench, or never been on the travel team. Thats pretty equal in my mind.

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            And I don’t hate CR by the way. But saying he had a tougher time is ridiculous.

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            Nope.

            It’s not at all if you go apples and apples. You decided to go with oranges for some reason. And even that doesn’t fly. Our GSR was in the tank when CR got here, and his mandate was to get it out of the red first. There were no grade issues or questions of academic dedication when Tinks took over.

            He’s not making excuses for CR’s inability to develop and adjust in-game or comparing it to Tinkle’s ability to do so. He’s talking about the program as a whole. CR failed in the win column. But he was a successful builder of a solid program, bringing us into the 21st Century, if you will. And Tinks (and we) get to benefit from that now.

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          I believe they’re referring to the closet gay who’s married to a cross dresser who’s pretending to be a woman.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Question for the group. Should OSU entertain giving Tinkle a contract extension and his assistants a raise? Too early? May not be long before another school comes sniffing around

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      Since it’s a six year deal and he’s been here 2, I could wait one more year. Perhaps increase his NCAA tournament bonus for next year and then offer an extension. If they make it in, he can demand more money but OSU will then be able to pay more for a lower risk proposition.

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      We should give him an automatic extension when he takes us to a bowl game! Bobby D approves this message.

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        Thanks to your comment I’m now tasting vomit.

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        Golly, that sounds like a neat deal!

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      He’s getting bonuses, so are the assistants I believe. Let him get us to the tournament next year then give him more money.

    • Bill says:
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      it’s too early right now. Tinkle’s name hasn’t come up in any rumors. I think OSU waits. Any move Tinkle would make would likely to a high profile program. It doesn’t seem like any big time program is coming open anytime soon. Maybe Louisville but they would go with a high profile coach or someone from a good mid major like the Wichita St coach.

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        Agreed, too early. Also must consider GP2 being ridiculously good, and a lot of the recruiting so far coming from staff/family connections. Sustainability is a question mark so far.

    • cj cj says:
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      My impression is that Tinkle is here for the long term.

      Of course, that has nothing to do with offering him extensions, more money, etc.

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        Montana probably thought that too? But agree too early.

        Let’s not get too excited, BDC tripped over his own dick with the CR contract, as an example.

    • angry angry says:
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      He’s not going anywhere as long as Tres is here, so we have at least 3 more years of Tinkle.
      I think he loves where he’s at, so I’m not even sure he’d leave then, but probably for big money and a challenge.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Some interesting info here. VCU was the last team in not in the first four. Had Memphis beaten UConn for their conference tournament championship, VCU would’ve been bumped to the first four and Memphis as the conference tournament champion would have bumped Tulsa to the out and into NIT. First four out were St Bonavanture, San Diego St, Monmouth and South Carolina. Still no explanation for Vanderbilt and Syracuse

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/14966925/ncaa-tournament-tulsa-golden-hurricane-last-team-field-thanks-uconn-huskies-win

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      Lunardi seems pretty upset about Tulsa getting in.

    • Bill says:
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      OSU really benefited being in a power conference. I thought the seeds would have been flipped vs VCU or matched up as an 8/9 game.

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      Lunardi nails it by bringing up how hard it is for a team w/ Syracuse’s schedule to STILL have an RPI as poor as 72 lol. I mean St Mary’s was half that w/ a terrible schedule….which ironically is hard to do playing such low ranked teams.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    former Nevada and Stanford coach Trent Johnson was shit canned by TCU. Remember he bolted out of Palo Alto for the LSU job and couldn’t take the heat there either opting to leave Baton Rouge for the much safer job at TCU. Turns out that gig wasn’t so safe

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/25516178/tcu-fires-trent-johnson-after-four-seasons-as-horned-frogs-coach

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    I don’t know if anybody has seen this site, but it’s kind of cool. It brakes down just about every bracket prediction on the internet. It’s a little late but still interesting.
    http://www.bracketmatrix.com

    • ace0099 says:
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      according to that Joe Lunardi ranked 72 out of 144 bracketologists in the internet in getting the teams and seeding correctly.
      No wonder he is upset

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        72 out of 144? Golly, that sounds awfully mediocre. I should know! Betcha they’ll give him an extension

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        Told y’all he doesn’t know shit about west coast hoops and was just pulling numbers out of his ass. For the last two years Jerry Palm from cbs sports has done better with his predictions

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Tinkle out against VCU, not that it’s a suprise.
    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/14970764/tres-tinkle-oregon-state-beavers-likely-vs-vcu-rams

  • cj cj says:
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    Heard today, not confirmed, that Little Tinkle has a broken bone in his foot.

    Heard from a friend who was at the P12 Tourney and stayed in the same hotel as the Beavs. It was overheard in a player conversation.

    Still, it’s not confirmed.

    • mckalk says:
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      I”ve reported a couple of times on here now that one of the writers over at Building the Dam has been reporting that Tres “broke something in his foot” for two weeks. Apparently it was not just speculation.

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        Once I saw him on the leg scooter, I knew he was done. But maybe that was from seeing Seumalo on one of those for about 2 years.

  • beaverfan5 beaverfan5 says:
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    Had the wife buy the tickets for Fridays game for the son and I this morning. Told the boss the Beaver train is rolling into the Midwest and wouldn’t be to work on Friday. He said to make sure and crush it. We will sir, we will. GO BEAVS!!

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Stanford has fired Johnny Dawkins

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      Wow!

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Also a assistant at cal got picked off for sensual harassment. He did something or said something to a reporter.

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        Don’t get to sensual with those reporters…

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Lol *sexual….but I guess that still works.

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        Now if it was a scentual offense, then………..

    • Boba says:
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      Wow, I guess they’re not fucking around at Stanford anymore. They expect to be great in everything, just like the Quacks.

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        Jay John is available.

        • Boba says:
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          I thought he was taking a year off to perfect his Lou Henson comb over?

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        They actually are great at everything. They’ve won like 19 straight Director’s Cups (basically for the best all-around athletics program) and have won a national championship in something for like 38 straight years. They don’t mess around at all. If you’re not playing for a title, you get canned.

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      Re Dawkins getting fired: Imo it makes sense when you consider this

      http://www.sfgate.com/collegesports/article/Stanford-fires-Dawkins-after-8-seasons-6889219.php

      “…The Cardinal failed to reach the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in his eight seasons as coach. That was a sore spot with Stanford fans since in the 14 seasons preceding him – under Mike Montgomery and Trent Johnson – the team had missed the Big Dance only once.

      This year’s team finished 15-15 overall and 8-10, for ninth place, in the Pac-12. The Cardinal staggered to the finish, getting clobbered by Arizona in the regular-season finale and by Washington in the first round of the conference tournament….”

      ——————–
      And it was only a short time ago that he was given a contract extension.

      http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2014/09/24/stanford-basketball-johnny-dawkins-extension

  • Boba says:
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    “Vegas 16” is a joke also. They could only get 8 teams and none from major conferences.

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      Everyone gets a trophy…..yay!

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Quite a few teams said fuck it, we’re done. LSU, Nebraska and Northwestern off the top of my head.

      That said, what a shitty tournament field. Hope they enjoy playing in front of all 20 fans that show up. You could offer me free tix and I’d turn them down. Hell they could offer me free tix and all the beer I could drink and I’d still turn it down

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    What do you guy think the fan turnout will be for the beavs in OKC? It’d be nice to have more people there than VCU.

    • Bill says:
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      It’s not an easy place to get to so we’ll see and especially on short notice.

      I doubt VCU will have a heavy contingent.

      With Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M there, other schools won’t have a lot of representation.

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        OKC is just a 3 hour drive from Dallas, TX – one of the busiest airline hubs in the world.

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    Ladies in Dallas Regional, opening vs Troy with Oklahoma State likely second opponent.

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    Friday, 2 PM Tip for game vs Troy

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      So our men play in Oklahoma City at 10:30, then our women play at 2 PM in Corvallis. Sounds like a good day of basketball. I wonder how much single game tickets are gonna cost; all 3 games is $28 for adults. I wonder if they’ll give students free tickets for the first game like they did last year, that could be helpful even if the opponent is lesser than most Pac-12 competition.

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    Ucla fans, trying to pull an “Al Golden” on Alford. LOL. http://mweb.cbssports.com/ncaab/eye-on-college-basketball/25516850/banner-says-ucla-deserves-better-calls-for-steve-alford-to-be-fired

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      Good for them, Alford sucks. Good for us if they keep him around

  • helmsley says:
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    Men’s soccer getting good recruits – http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=30800&ATCLID=210697887

    It’s important that OSU has good teams all across the board.

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Has anybody found a bracket that has OSU getting out of the first round? Besides Lindsay “tons of fun” Schnell. Like someone of note.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Thin skinned pussy has an interview with Coach Tinkle from earlier today…………….

    https://soundcloud.com/kxtg-the-bald-faced-truth/wayne-tinkle-podcast-final-03-14-16

    • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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      From the intervew, around 9:30:

      Tinkle: “Gary, what a neat deal.”

      NNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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        I’ll panic when I hear: “Jiminy Christmas guys, rebound!”

      • scotty says:
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        “Neat deal” are four-letter words in beaver nation (and everywhere actually)

        • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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          It’s because he can’t say, ” gary fucking awesome, you see him jump over those dumbasses, he’s a fucking magician sometimes.”

      • angry angry says:
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        As we said, it will take a long time to get the Riley out of OSU…

        Sure was a neat deal starting all walk-ons last year, too!

        • Outcast says:
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          You mean the starting lineup for the last regular season home game last season? Are you STILL hung up on that non-issue?

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            When something promotes mediocrity and smacks of Riley, it smacks of Riley

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          I attended an Alumni function at the TAP bar in the MGM. This sponsored event brought other Beaver fans in. I sat across from an older couple who both attended O.S.U. back in the fifties. They went on and on about how great a person Riley is. How nice he was to everybody. I was having a tough time biting my tongue trying not to say something negative in a university sponsored event. So after a story about the two of them traveling back in Nebraska to see coach Riley (who was not availabl) I asked them why do you think he left us for a second time? They went on about how the administration didn’t want to give raises to ast coaches and wanted him to make changes to the staff. Me and buddy afterwards kept shaking our heads. Literally was unbelievable to hear them say those things. Just as out of touch as the staff was. Blind leading the blind.

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            Don’t worry in 10 years those type of people will be dead. It has always amazed me how many old alumni are just along for the ride, they don’t give a shit if the teams win or lose.

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        I think I know where this case of “neat deal” came from.

        https://twitter.com/FlySweep/status/709810462079062016

        “Several Nebraska staffers sent Oregon St basketball HC Wayne Tinkle handwritten notes congratulating team on reaching tourney. Cool gesture.”

        Cool gesture??? Or neat deal?

  • angry angry says:
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    This is going to be a long, boring week sports wise. Too bad the ladies aren’t playing earlier in the week.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Go make some soap. Maybe a NCAA tournament blend, to celebrate.

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        Maybe I will. Nobody can accuse me of having a stinky beaver.

        • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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          “Great for cleaning off 26 years of dumpster fire smell”.

        • ObjCritic says:
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          AngryBeaver Tournament Soap: “Make YOUR Beaver relevant again!”

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      Yes, a long boring week; but the anticipation of going to Corvallis to see both the WBB and Baseball team will have to suffice. Legendary Gill and good weather forecast for Goss, good stuff!

      I’m always surprised (not really) that the “ideation” type folks don’t come up with a well publicized tie in when this opportunity presents itself.
      I’m not an ideation specialist, but how hard would it be to say, “once you are in Goss, just show your ticket from the WBB game and receive a free ……cup of coffee or soda”…….or??

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    OT: The crazy realtor poaches a player from the Twin Cities. Now I really dislike her.

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      Offered her a 5 year ARM at 3%. Hard for Rueck to compete with that.

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        And a four years supply of hairspray.

        • angry angry says:
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          We keep making the same jokes, but they’re not getting old!

          BTW, she should try out for a Twisted Sister cover band.

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      imo – smart of her to go to that part of the country to recruit. As far as I know, the Beavs – in any sport – don’t check it out.

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        The quacks have unfortunately.

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        I remember seeing something fairly recently that Casey picked up a few commits from Wisconsin.

  • Bill says:
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    Looks like the general population is picking VCU over OSU. Probably a lot of it is based on reputation of VCU. Most people think Smart is still the coach.

    Looking at VCU’s numbers and having watched a couple of their games, it’s a true 50/50 game. VCU starts with 4 guards and 1 forward. Beavs will have a size advantage. Will that matter? No.

    What does OSU need to do to win?
    1. Rebound on defense. VCU crashes the offensive boards hard. With Eubanks inexperience and Olaf’s lack of physicality, this could be where VCU wins the game. They may have size on VCU but VCU’s guy sniff out the ball. Eubanks needs to assert himself.
    2. Take advantage of the size difference. Eubanks, Big G and Olaf will have size advantages at the offensive end. But limit the dribbling, VCU will be looking to swipe at the ball when the ball is in the post.
    3. Come out to play early. Momentum is huge in tournament games.
    4. Stay out of foul trouble.

    I don’t expect Bruce to keep up his production. But I do expect him to be efficient when he’s on the floor. Getting the ball to guys with open looks will be big. He’ll be getting a lot more respect in this game.

    This is a close one, the Beavs certainly can’t let the game get away from them early on. If they keep it close with under 3 min to go, I think they can surge to a win. Having a lead early, they’ve have a rep of letting the game get away from them.

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    They’ll probably be in Payton’s jock, so STjr and Bruce will pick up the difference.

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      I think it was in the Portland Tribune I read today that STjr is going to start at PG alongside Payton and Bruce will be the reserve PG at some point early, causing STjr and GP2 to slide down one position. Didn’t make it sound like Duvivier will be part of the main rotation vs VCU

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        Would give us 3 ball handlers who are all offensive threats, to help force VCU to pick their poison if they decide to hound GP2

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          “Would give us 3 ball handlers” and cue Gopher in 3…2…1…

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        Man, if only we had Tres at full strength. A starting lineup with STjr, GP2, Tres, Olaf, and Drew would be extremely good, with Big G, Bruce, Malcolm, and spot time for Jarmal off the bench in that order. Have two good ball handlers in, then bring in a PG that can penetrate the lane and distribute and score.

        But now we have to expect to watch a guy like Jarmal in a tournament game for lengths of time smh.

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          Perhaps, perhaps, if only, dare I hope, perchance, maybe, Olaf will slide, if necessary,when inbounding the ball, will hit open 3s, will rebound, will play with energy, and throw crisp passes. After the O article about him making it to the tournament when his brother didn’t – it’s the least he can do.

  • issaquahbeav says:
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    Matt Moore signs 2-year deal with Dolphins…$3.5 million…good for him. He’s a true Beaver fan, too. Saw him at a recruiting dinner several years ago and he was nuts (in a good way). Very passionate about Beaver football.

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      Congrats to him. He’s likely to be good for the program in the long term.

      I think a competitive team that’s a QB away from play-off competitiveness would have been smart to offer a bit more in annual salary, another year, and take him away from Miami. Is that Texas, where I think Osweiller ends up disappointing? I dunno. Moore could probably make several teams a nudge better with none of the risks (injury history, head case..locker room problem, etc.). Hell, Denver would be better served by him than chasing some risk like Kaepernik…

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    Portland fires Eric Reveno. That makes four WCC programs in need of new head coaches. Mark Few had some choice words after only Gonzaga got into the NCAA tourney that (assuming he doesn’t mean St Mary’s) the rest of the conference needs to improve instead of dragging them down (Gonzaga and St Mary’s). He’s got a point but they’re not a power conference

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      People already rumoring former Beav candidate Damon Stoudamire. Was said to be a front runner for the Pacific job in the same conference, so Portland may have seen an opportunity they wanted to pounce on.

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      Yea if Few wants to complain about being disrespected he needs to nut up and go to a power conference first

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        and what power conference logistically and academically would make sense for Gonzaga besides their current situation?

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          Logistically and academically, the Big East would be a perfect fit. Private school without football, on par academically with the likes of Xavier, Providence, Creighton, Georgetown, and Nova.

          But that travel would be hellish, so THAT logistical part fizzles out. They’re a little too good for the WCC, but not complete enough for the Pac-12 or even the MWC.

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          Speaking about the coach not the school…

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      That fucker Few should STFU, rumor was the Beavs wanted him when Jay John got axed, but he wasn’t interested. The was his “Power 5” conference and a higher level of competition, but he pussed out. Now he’s whining because Gonzaga has slipped slightly???

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        Umm, not sure if you noticed or not but Few has refuted every attempt by a power conference school to get him to leave Spokane. Even the ducks tried after they shit canned Ernie Kent and he wasn’t interested. It’s well known he’s an avid outdoors-man and loves the Spokane area. He’s not going anywhere

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          You understand that I was being somewhat sarcastic, right? I understand that Few is/was a hot commodity, but I have little patience for his whining. Plus there are outdoors everywhere. He liked being the proverbial big fish in a little pond, until he didn’t like it anymore. Boo fucking hoo!

  • True Beavieler says:
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    Good to see an undeserving joke of a selection like Vandy getting blown away in Dayton

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Obama picked us to make the sweet 16. Great…we’re done for.

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      VCU for the win.

    • Beavlover69 says:
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      Thanks Obama

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        His way of getting even for shit-canning his bro in law.

    • Bill says:
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      No he didn’t. He picked VCU.

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        He probably picked both. Professional politician.

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          he only has Nike U and Utah the only Pac-12 gettng past the first week of the tourney
          and none past sweet 16

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Your right, he did pick VCU. The site I found was a prediction on his picks……I didn’t read the fine print. Even though, apperantly Obama is .143 on his predictions the last 7 years. So maybe it’s good that he picked them.

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          .143…haha, about as good as his presidency.

        • NiceBeaver NiceBeaver says:
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          Wait, people are trying to predict the president’s predictions now?

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            Yes…… that’s what threw me. Why? I guess they want traffic on their site. They certainly hooked me…..

  • Homefry Homefry says:
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    Good for him–if it were Trump, he would need to hire “many, many wonderful people” who would sue the American people “if he wasn’t treated fairly ” and allowed to win his bracket. Then he would pronounce that, “I would do many, many of the cheerleaders who of course want me when I’m elected Emperor”

    • Angry@angry says:
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      You’re an idiot

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        Please don’t tell me you are a Trump supporter…if so, I’ve got a box of steaks and real estate classes to sell you.

        Amazing a potential “leader” can yell fire in a theater, and then say I didn’t do it.

        When you and the Donald come up with any policy, let me know. Otherwise, go build a wall.

        • Jack Jack says:
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          It would explain every single post he’s ever made.

          • homefry homefry says:
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            “It would explain every single post he’s ever made.”

            Referring to me Jack? Am I an “idiot”? Do I fall the category of all Muslims?, or am I a Mexican rapist?
            Or today’s latest Trumpism…there will be “riots” if not nominated…according to the Repubs, you need 1237 to be the nominee. If the Donald is close (1150?), that’s good enough for him?
            And my favorite, if he goes to a open convention, he may just take his ball and go home to a third party. Child, please…

          • Jack Jack says:
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            I didn’t think you were talking about you.

            Were you talking about you? I missed that in the post to which I responded.

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          Being upset about being treated “fairly” is a far more Democratic issue than what Republican. I will not vote for Trump but your analysis was completely off the mark.

    • angry angry says:
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      You forgot to mention the Cheerleaders might be his daughters.

      • homefry homefry says:
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        I thought that was implicit in my sarcastic scenario…

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      Now if it was the current prez, based on internet rumors, he’d be after the male cheerleaders.

      • Jack Jack says:
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        If Trump is a birther, that makes you a gayer.

        edit: actually, you’re now gayer than the gayers who tried this trope four years ago… not that stupid isn’t as stupid repeats.

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    OT: Was the Cal asst. who got fired because of the power of the poon, the great recruiter?

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      That’s what the articles I’ve read imply. But every time something goes sideways in a program, and someone is fired, it seems like that individual is a “great recruiter”.

  • ace0099 says:
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    https://twitter.com/OSUBeaversFB/status/710147909359108096

    Garretson being a team captain guess means he is the starting QB (at least unless some major developments happens afterwards)

    • ean says:
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      That is what I am assuming too. I guess it is better than waiting til the last game to pick a starter.

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        We are going to do that with OC’s this year.

  • angry angry says:
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    I started an ESPN tourney bracket called “AngryBeavers” — come join!

    http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2016/en/group?groupID=1428787

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      thanks–will enter!

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Done, I put absolutely 0 thought into it, but whatever.

      • angry angry says:
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        You and the President both, apparently!

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          “Uh, my fellow uh, Americans uh, it think kansas has uh, what it takes to uh, win the ncaa uh, tournament.”

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            Isn’t it supposed to be funny?

            I think KU has what it takes to win it all. A majority probably does as well. And it will likely end up that way unless we get to avenge our second half against them and just beat them down like we are capable of doing… or something.

    • Dansen Dansen says:
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      Entered. I picked far too many upsets.

    • BeavLaxer says:
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      I’m in. Done in under 2 minutes.

      That’s what she said, disappointingly…

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      Done. I consulted the magic 8 ball for every game. All the answers were somewhat vague.

  • Bill says:
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    Pretty much all of the sites I have found doing an analysis of the game predicts VCU to win. Probably a 10 -1 ratio. One of the guy who picked the Beavs did because everyone else was picking VCU.

    One thing they don’t ever mention is the height advantage the Beavs have. St. Joes crushed VCU in the A10 title game with inside play. VCU doesn’t really play much against taller opponents in conference. So Eubanks could be in for a big game offensively and defensively. If he can shutdown their post game, VCU will have to rely on jump shots to win the game. Then offensively, he’ll have a 3-4 inch height advantage. Jump hooks all day. If he stays out of foul trouble, he could have a big game.

    But the only thing going against this is Eubanks lack of experience. Which means it’s probably won’t happen.

    • angry angry says:
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      They’ll beat VCU. How good is Oklahoma?

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        Simple rule:

        look at their record. Three of their losses were against the best and lost because they didn’t have the ball last… or for an extra .2 seconds.

        They are consistent and play well together. They will roam the perimeter if they have to do so, but they will always probe. And while Hield is not the best player, he has been the best player in college hoops this season.

        It’s a boom or bust situation. Get them confused and chasing your adjustments, and you have a shot.

        edit: If it’s any consolation, Kruger has always been a master recruiter but never got the median, let alone the max, out of a team for a whole season.

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    Just listened to the Tinkle interview…doesn’t sound like a great mental state for the team. Tinkle says in the past he put too much pressure on his teams in the tourney, and he doesn’t seem to know how to get the right level of confidence/intensity without the nerves. Now I’m more worried about VCU.

    • Bill says:
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      Well his Montana teams didn’t have room for error. It was a one bid league.

      It’s hard to see why the Beavs would have any anxiousness. There’s no real pressure for them to make a run in the tourney. The only thing Tinkle needs to worry about is if the team is just happy to be there or is ready to grind out a game. He should use the fact that everyone is picking against them to motivate them into playing hard.

    • Bill says:
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      Also Montana would have had to play a “perfect” game in order to advance because the team they were playing was a much lower seed. Beavs don’t need a “perfect” game to win.

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    FiveThirtyEight metrics have the Beavers as the team most likely to be upset (73%) and the worst Power 5 team in the tourney, just behind USC.

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      Good thing the players play the game and not the statisticians

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Where is michigan in that rating? Watching the play in game and they are terrible.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      It would be more interesting if you posted their metrics.

      In fact, it would be best if you would source all their funding for coming up with said metrics. They’re not as horrible as CATO. But they wave in the wonderful world of paid wind just like ’em and AEI and all the others.

  • Bill says:
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    Anyone going to the game? I went to the OSU ticket office site and it looks like they are not sold out.

    • Bill says:
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      I mean I went online and it says I could buy tickets.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tylmiBDE1Iw

    Interesting to hear opposing coaches talk about their teams and more importantly about our team. I think Friday will be a good game.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      OT but what do you think of Adam LaRoche decision to leave the game? Sounds like the management was a little bitchy too me. Lots of kids spend time in the locker rooms in every sport, I don’t think it’s a big deal. http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/14989265/adam-laroche-retired-chicago-white-sox-asked-dial-back-son-clubhouse

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        It sounds like the kid was there ALL the time. Sorry, but that gets irritating. Management got it right and he is an idiot jock.

        • Jack Jack says:
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          Maybe I just don’t understand?

          He was asked to not have his kid there all the time… amid praises for said kid.

          And he up and quit because of it?

          Really?

          I don’t know the kid. But I know he has a whiny quitter for a father.

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      It sounds like that guy scouted them well. Sounds like VCU is going to play the 3 point line tight and box out GP2. Beavs are going to need to drive/score inside and get to the line.

      Someone is going to have to rebound. Eubanks is a key this game.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      I honestly don’t care about the outcome. I always want to see effort. But we’re hobbled and adjusting on a game-by-game basis.

      It’s almost as if we’re just like everyone else.

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      Yeah, but given his praise for Olaf, I’m assuming he only watched the second UCLA game? You can “pick and pop” all you want, but it doesn’t mean shit if you can’t make the wide open shot.

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    Bold prediction: Olaf will step up this game 🙂

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Bold? How did you not vomit on your keyboard, writing that?

      • Jack Jack says:
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        Because it’s only for one game?

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          Sorry.

          Because it’s only, for one game?

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            How, many, times, have, we, waited, for, Olaf, to, do, anything, but: brick/ threes- and> be+ completely) useless< on\ defense???? If# he% was( more$ useful< with= his; minutes| i, could! Be+ more@ positive.

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            nice

  • just a Fan says:
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    6 wins !

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Want to kill a few minutes? How about playing an NCAA tournament game simultor. Oregon State vs VCU, you can change the court, each players minutes at each position, and so on. I ran it 10 times, OSU was 8-2…….til I discovered Tres was playing 28 minutes a game. 🙁 have fun. https://www.whatifsports.com/ncaab/default.asp#top

    • thatguy says:
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      This site is really cool. Showing the box scores and play by play is nice. I switched the minutes around, and most times we lose unfortunately. Some games go to OT, but usually we lose. I set the minutes as
      Malcolm: 27
      GP2: 36
      STjr: 28
      Olaf: 24
      Drew: 24
      Bruce: 22
      Jarmal: 15
      LMW: 8
      Big G: 11
      CND: 5

      and I think that adds up to 200. GP2 generally grabs 9-15 boards every time which is really on real life.

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Once I pulled tinkle it went down hill fast.

      • Beavlover69 says:
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        Hmmm I set Olafs minutes to -1,000 and we won every time. Did this happen for anyone else?

      • bleedorange says:
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        Too many malcolm minutes not enough bruce.

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        I had osu winning about 70% with Bruce starting and getting most of the minutes along with Payton and stjr.

  • Boba says:
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    Boucher gets another year, of course.

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      With a quack, that could be referring to a prison sentence.

  • issaquahbeav says:
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    Quick, change your brackets! Cal’s leading scorer fractured his hand in practice yesterday. You have 1 hour to make the change.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    BASEBALL…fun(?) facts: Couple observations from a D1 article on SOS.

    Beavs rank 147 in SOS, UCLA is #2, Furd is 6, SC is 24, schmucks are 26, and Cal comes in at 125.

    So, is the level of competition faced by the Beavs so far: (a) cause for concern? or (b) too soon to tell?

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      It hurts. If we win out, it doesn’t matter as much. But it makes a difference between getting a national seed or not; getting to host a regional or not; getting off the bubble or not.

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    I sure hope Coach Miller has Gary, Steve and Ray ready to play tomorrow.

    Lamar can’t be overlooked. That fancy new three point shot might change the course of the game. Go Beavers!

  • Jack Jack says:
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    Home on an annual hoops holiday!

    And I end up watching C-span?

    When I awoke, I thought Governor Snyder should resign. Now I think he should go to prison. And the GOP questioners should resign. They wonder why Trump has any power. I’ll say one thing I admire about Trump. At least he doesn’t hire some middle man or woman to do his dirty work. And I mean that he doesn’t hire some proxy to be POTUS for his enrichment. He, of course, has never done a day of work in his life. So the actual work that anyone does in his name is not done by him. But goodness! That personality is driving a spectacular cult.

    20 minutes until I get to cheer against Duke.

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      I wish sometimes there was a god who struck people dead. Dude would come in handy right now.

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        “…I wish sometimes there was a god…”

        I think that about covers it.

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        For politicians, or Duke?

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          They are Devils. Are they not?

          Man! A lot of fouls being called so far.

          How are we at shooting free throws?

          I skipped on the CU game when they lost it. I’m watching this Mason kid for Yale beat up on Baylor right now.

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    Picked the Duke game. I am dominating my pool! JB

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      Two fer two here…You ‘re all my bitches! Er, something.

  • angry angry says:
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    Colorado Buffed it.

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    Long morning, just went full recline on the couch. Picked UConn over Buff.

  • angry angry says:
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    Baylor wearing Duck uniforms and getting schooled by Yale.
    They’re going to be embarrassed for the 2nd year in a row.

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      I have Yale, let’s go bluebloods!

      Unfortunately the Buffs, buffed me.

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Same here…………….fucking Colorado. I had high hopes of winning that trip to Maui.

    • Outcast says:
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      Hoping they can get it turned around in the 2nd half, but yeah, this is starting to become a tournament tradition for them. At least I didn’t have them making the Elite Eight this year.

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      Baylor will win going away. It’s starting to happen now.

  • Numbers says:
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    I started 4 – 4 in my bracket. You suckers are going down! Hahaha

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      5 – 5 with Virginia projected. Baylor might break my roll.

      • angry angry says:
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        You’re going to be disappointed to know the person who gets the most games wrong wins! This is America after all.

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    Damn, Baylor going down again. I had them beating Duke in the next round. Ouch.

  • Dansen Dansen says:
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    Yale salvages what little credibility my bracket has up to this point!

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    Note to self: never pick Baylor again

    Burned big time back to back years.

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    “Numbers” has a 100% bracket still. Let’s hope he takes us all to Maui.

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    A Beav game thread will go up at 2am in the morning, btw. I realize this one is getting long, but I think it will suffice until then.

  • davemandeluxe davemandeluxe says:
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    Ivy League schools are a tough out. Ivy’s AQ is their regular season champion, since they don’t have a conference tournament. So they send a team that’s been good all year, not just a team that got hot. IMO, the minor conferences really should just send their regular season champion every year.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Princeton knocked off UCLA awhile back. I don’t remember if that was a 2/15 matchup or not. Back doored them to death the entire game

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    OK, which of you degenerates is gonna be at Gill/Goss tomorrow??

    For those who cannot attend, baseball will be streamed: http://pac-12.com/live/oregon-state-university-2, WBB is on ESPN2, ugh.

    FUN FACT!! Did you know that beer is available in all parts of Goss (except RF bleachers) this year? Here is the story: http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30800&ATCLID=210787189 No word on the availability of AB soap though.

    I may, or may not, have a beer selection and price report up later in the weekend. As for a Mandy report…..eat yer heart out!

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      Customer gave me tix for Sunday, near 1st base patio. I’ll be testing the beer theory. Last year almost got into it with a midget at Banners who had had a few too many and thought he owned the rail despite being gone for 10 minutes. Beer and midgets, bad combo.

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        Hey Hightower, back off. That was my rail and you knew it. Just wanted to pick on the little guy and impress your buddies. Even 1 is a few too many for a guy my size. Will be seeing you Sunday. Look down

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      Imagine my surprise when there wasn’t a seat Nazi telling me I couldn’t take my beer back to my seat. Good to go until the 7th. But they did add a bunch of alcohol monitors. Hopefully the weather this weekend is more conducive to having a few.

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    Speaking of degenerates, I might be up in Corvallis in April, if anyone wants to meet the legend and his lady.

    • AfghanBeav AfghanBeav says:
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      What you doing in Oregon?

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        We’re thinking about driving up for a baseball game in early April, but we’re not 100% sure yet. I’ll let you know.

        • AfghanBeav AfghanBeav says:
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          I plan on going up to Corvallis for a game or two this year. Keep me updated.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      say when. I’d split a pitcher of beer with ya

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        Same.
        While we’re at it, I wouldn’t mind comparing the state of Army Aviation ’68 vs ’15 with Afghan.

        • WFO WFO says:
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          I could add the state of Marine fixed wing aviation circa mid 90s haha.

      • WFO WFO says:
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        I might get in on that action.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Don’t forget the soap.

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    OT: Anyone else watching this Purdue-Little Rock game? Good stuff.

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      I just turned it on…wish I saw the rest. Seems like an amazing game. Purdue losing is going to destroy my bracket for good.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    fuck. lost Baylor and Purdue already and had them both going to the sweet sixteen. And you degenerates that picked Oregon St to win it all??? You’re going to be fucking disappointed

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      That’s why you pick two brackets. One for osu, the lights what you really think.

      Also every time I see baylor, I think I’m watching Oregon. I’m sure a lot of people do too.

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    You can’t make this stuff up, Lindsay’s covering M Madness in Spokane and tweets, “We already talked about this: Flying Goat Pizza! Also, Madeline’s for all your breakfast needs. Mmm maple bars … “

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    Wichitard giving the Kitties two in the pink and one in the stink

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    Nice, I picked Witchita State to win 2 games. Arizona was is so overrated.

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    Shawn Miller is a sweaty tool.

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    Pac-12 is a soft conference.

    It’s hard to argue “East coast bias”.

    • AfghanBeav AfghanBeav says:
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      It’s looking that way…

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Soft or beat up from the regular season? Honest question.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        Soft. IIRC correctly the Pac scheduled tough as a whole in OOC games but only went something like 3-14 against Top 25 opponents in OOC games. That’s not going to bode well. Oregon is the best team from the Pac-12 in the tournament but even they have flaws defensively (Cal game in Berkeley is a prime example)

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Nice……… the condoms broke. I had providence in the bracket. Hahaha.

  • True Beavieler says:
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    Lol ya gotta be kiddin me USC. A very Ralph Milker like tourney ending

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    U$C losing to Providence screwed my bracket but great finish.

  • Bill says:
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    Ad much I don’t like other pac 12 teams, I want them to do well in the tourney because it helps the conference profile. If the beavs did the same next year, they’d probably get a 10 seed or worse because of poor performance by other conference teams. The only thing I don’t want is Oregon to win it all. Don’t care how far they go. No one remembers that stuff.

  • Bill says:
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    Should expect a pretty small crowd tomorrow. Oklahoma fans aren’t going to show up for the early game.

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    Shhhiiiiit! PAC 12 looks like a steaming pile beavers will lose by 20

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Funny….20 is the same number of guys that gang banged your mom last night. What a crazy coincidence.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        and much like USC tonight, the condoms broke.

        But then again, crack whores don’t worry about protection

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      how much are the ducks gonna lose to Holy Cross by?

  • helmsley says:
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    This will soon go away with the 2 a.m. post for tomorrow games but noteworthy. http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2016/03/all_6_beavers_advance_to_2nd_d.html#incart_river_home

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Not going to be a popular sentiment but I have this feeling the Beavs lose tomorrow. VCU just has more tournament experience as a program. Last two years they’ve lost in the first round but both games went OT. I understand this is a new coaching staff for them. My gut feeling is the Beavs get stage fright and choke on the big stage. Beavs will hang tough but VCU pulls away late and wins by 7-12 pts.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    well there just went any chance Cal had

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources–cal-s-tyrone-wallace-breaks-hand-054242028.html

    • angry angry says:
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      That was announced early this morning — scroll up.
      Cal can still win a game or two. They still have 2 nba bound players.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        sorry. was busy today and didn’t see the news until tonight. Yeah they COULD still win a game or two but they aren’t getting past Kansas. Unless Kansas themselves are removed before the sweet 16 by UConn and I don’t foresee that happening

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    Pac 1-3 today. Need a strong showing tomorrow. (quacks exempted)

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      sheeeeeeit. You’re right. Forgot about Utah

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