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Postgame/Post BE Tournament thoughts
1. I didn't really care if UC won it all or not. I was emotionally drained after beating Syracuse.
2. Beating G'town and Syracuse meant more than winning the BE Tournament for me. Huge win last night.
3. UC had the harder road in the BE Tournament. Starters had to play alot of minutes and were exhausted. No legs.
4. Never bothers me to lose going into the Big Dance. I remember when Pitino was at UK.......they got upset in the SEC tournament and went on and won it all. UC played their hearts out and just simply ran out of gas, although they had plenty of chances to still win it at the end. In other words, might do more good losing a close one going into the real tournament, than winning a somewhat meaningless game.
5. I didn't think either team looked very good. They should go back to eliminating the bottom 4 teams in the BE from the BE Tournament. Then starting the tournament on a day that would allow the BE Championship game to have a day off. Maybe wait and play it on Sunday afternoon before the brackets are announced. For me, that is ugly tired basketball that I don't really care to watch. Not pretty or fun.

No excuses. UC needed the wins over G'town and Syracuse for a good seeding in the real tournament, and frankly, I just couldn't emotionally get into this game tonight.
 
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I take exception to many of your posts, but this I'm with you on this one. I think we are a better team than UL, and am upset we lost, but felt much more on edge during the Cuse game. Not the end of the world, but if we would have even played our "B" game we'd be able to call ourselves Big East champs right now. Agreed it was an ugly game. A nice tourney run will make me forget all about this.
 
03-10-2012 11:30 PM
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RE: Postgame/Post BE Tournament thoughts
Cincinnati was good enough to win the Big East tournament. They definitely had the tougher draw having to expend all their energy against arguably the two best teams in the league. What stings is they had a chance to get it to one possession so many times but I really think they were just completely gased, Parker played like a man in this one...but those FT's would have helped.
 
03-10-2012 11:34 PM
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RE: Postgame/Post BE Tournament thoughts
1. I care - it would have been nice to win this tournament. But I'm still pleased overall with the season so far, especially considering how it started.
 
03-10-2012 11:35 PM
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The disappointment is only in that they were so close, playing a team I thought they were superior to, by far. Just seemed to lack the intensity they showed last night. Played hard all the way through, proud of the effort.
 
03-10-2012 11:38 PM
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RE: Postgame/Post BE Tournament thoughts
Louisville exposed a weakness I didn't know we had,,the inability to get the ball quickly over the time line. Seems like
every time down the court we were left with 25 seconds, then using 10-12 to get in offense, and take a lousy shot.
Dixon and Kilpatrick can't pass or handle pressure, and when Cash was on the bench, we were dead.
Second, wtf took us a whole half get Parker to attack the glass. If we had done that after the first 6 or so missed
3 pointers, we may have fouled Deng or Siva out/kept them on the bench.
I havn't read any post game, was Dixon injured/dehydrated/exhaused?? 2 of 8 fg, 0-2 ft 4pts, 2 rebounds
 
03-10-2012 11:46 PM
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Syracuse exposed it last night when they pressured us. We struggle against it badly.
 
03-10-2012 11:50 PM
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Dion Dixon kills this team in pressure situations. For a senior guard he couldn't hit 2 FTs in a row to save his life. I really expected more from him this year.
 
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(03-10-2012 11:50 PM)BearChatter v2.0 Wrote:  Syracuse exposed it last night when they pressured us. We struggle against it badly.

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What a great year so far...I'm am disappointed we didn't bring it home tonight...esp since we so easily could have but oh well...

great run and let's get ready for the Big Dance...

at this point, if we don't make it to the sweet 16 I will see it as a let down

we are good enough to get that far for sure
 
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