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    Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

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    On behalf of everyone outside of Baylor country, THANK YOU NCAA for sparing us of halving to see that neon crap. Although the "Army fatigues" uni's weren't much better.


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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    They ran into a team that has more NBA talent, and a great coach to boot. They had a hard enough time beating B12 schools that were far less talented, let alone one of the best teams in college basketball in the last 5 years.



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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    They ran into a team that spent more on NBA talent, and a great coach to boot. They had a hard enough time beating B12 schools that were far less talented, let alone one of the best teams in college basketball in the last 5 years.
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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    I figured it had something to do with Scott Drew being a terrable game coach.


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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    They ran into a team that has more NBA talent, and a great coach to boot. They had a hard enough time beating B12 schools that were far less talented, let alone one of the best teams in college basketball in the last 5 years.
    This. And IMO, they would have been knocked out no later than the Sweet Sixteen if it weren't for several upsets.

    I was never sold on Baylor, and Drew's average coaching ability and lack of killer instinct as a team was the chief reason why. They never had a chance against Kentucky, and now that UNC is out, I don't think anyone else does, either (I say that with the expectation that Marshall would have played next weekend).


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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    Kentucky players might take a pay cut in the nba.


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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    The real reason they lost was because the NCAA denied their request for a pre-Game Snake Handling revival in the locker room.




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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    This. And IMO, they would have been knocked out no later than the Sweet Sixteen if it weren't for several upsets.

    I was never sold on Baylor, and Drew's average coaching ability and lack of killer instinct as a team was the chief reason why. They never had a chance against Kentucky, and now that UNC is out, I don't think anyone else does, ethier (I say that with the expectation that Marshall would have played next weekend).
    Agreed 100%.

    I don't think anyone left has the talent to beat Kentucky now. Baylor has the talent, but they have the unfortunate drawback of being coached by Scott Drew. UNC with Marshall had a chance, the other teams just aren't deep enough, and have a lot of dropoff after their top couple players.

    Louisville goes as Siva does, and Kansas goes as Robinson does. OSU has Sullinger, but they can do OK without him. I don't think anyone can go toe to toe with Kentucky if Kentucky really wants it. UNC with Marshall, and Syracuse with Melo could have I think.



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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    Quote Originally Posted by digZ View Post
    Agreed 100%.

    I don't think anyone left has the talent to beat Kentucky now. Baylor has the talent, but they have the unfortunate drawback of being coached by Scott Drew. UNC with Marshall had a chance, the other teams just aren't deep enough, and have a lot of dropoff after their top couple players.

    Louisville goes as Siva does, and Kansas goes as Robinson does. OSU has Sullinger, but they can do OK without him. I don't think anyone can go toe to toe with Kentucky if Kentucky really wants it. UNC with Marshall, and Syracuse with Melo could have I think.
    If UK losses it's because UK played poorly. Not because someone beat them. But isn't that how it works in the tourney? If ISU played well (hit their 3's) and UK played their average game ISU might have had a chance.

    Now that they are in the final 4 your're either playing an extremely lucky team or a good team. So either way if you don't play well you are screwed. Same thing for UK. Even with all of their talent the competition is stiff enough even if they don't play up to their standard of play they will lose eventually.



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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    This. And IMO, they would have been knocked out no later than the Sweet Sixteen if it weren't for several upsets.

    I was never sold on Baylor, and Drew's average coaching ability and lack of killer instinct as a team was the chief reason why. They never had a chance against Kentucky, and now that UNC is out, I don't think anyone else does, either (I say that with the expectation that Marshall would have played next weekend).
    I think the only team in the field that could beat them is Syracuse, with Melo. But that is not going to happen. I do not agree with your point that Baylor is only in the elite 8 because of upsets. They can pretty much beat anyone. Baylor has a ton of talent. They had a tough non conference schedule and beat everyone on it. Look at their losses this year. Mizzou 3 times, KU twice, KSU (with a full lineup), and ISU AT Hilton. Those are all quality losses. With that said, they are poorly coached.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cayin View Post
    I think the only team in the field that could beat them is Syracuse, with Melo. But that is not going to happen. I do not agree with your point that Baylor is only in the elite 8 because of upsets. They can pretty much beat anyone. Baylor has a ton of talent. They had a tough non conference schedule and beat everyone on it. Look at their losses this year. Mizzou 3 times, KU twice, KSU (with a full lineup), and ISU AT Hilton. Those are all quality losses. With that said, they are poorly coached.
    They've got as much, or more talent than anyone in the country, and are thus capable of beating anyone on a given night. But I've long felt that they lack the key intangibles to be a true contender, and that was evidenced by far too many close wins over the Big 12's cellar dwellers. They can lose to almost anyone, too, and show that vulnerability more often than the other top seeds.

    I wouldn't pick them against a Kansas, for example. Against more of the proven winners of college basketball, they struggle. Those teams know how to win on the big stage; Baylor doesn't. And that's why I picked Duke to beat them in my bracket (that obviously got blown to hell, but I still feel Baylor wouldn't have made it to the Elite Eight had Duke not gotten upset).

    So I won't say the upsets are the ONLY reason Baylor made the Elite Eight, but it was a huge factor, IMO.


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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    Im still shaking my head that we got put with Kentucky. I think we could have made a really nice run. Damn you texas!



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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    I figured it had something to do with Scott Drew being a terrable game coach.
    This. But I am surprised Drew had three timeouts well into to second half. Would've figured he'd call them all before halftime....



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone22 View Post
    Im still shaking my head that we got put with Kentucky. I think we could have made a really nice run. Damn you texas!
    Don't blame Texas. They just showed up and played an average game.



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    Re: Loving Baylor's excuse for the loss

    They beat KU with the camo jerseys on, didnt they?



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