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RE: Kent State vs. UCLA (NCAA Tournament)
(03-12-2017 07:25 PM)fallsdog Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 07:23 PM)dannyb73 Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 06:55 PM)barndog Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 05:36 PM)FlashPan Wrote:  I have watched UCLA several times. Of all the big names, I think I would prefer to play them than the other choices. They are beatable with a little bit of luck thrown in.. Kent is more athletic.

I've also seen UCLA play several times and think the exact opposite -- the worst possible matchup for KSU. If the Flashes don't bring their A game, they're going to get beat badly. On the bright side, UCLA is horrible defensively and has struggled the last couple of games on offense. Flashes can't get in a track meet like they did against CMU or the game will be over early. Hopefully, KSU's physical play will fluster the Bruins enough to give them a chance.

Hard to think we could get beat worse than the last time we played in the NCAAT.

Yep...nightMARE. west coast wasn't it.

No - it was UNLV in Omaha.
03-12-2017 07:25 PM
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RE: Kent State vs. UCLA (NCAA Tournament)
KSU is +17 against UCLA.
03-12-2017 07:26 PM
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RE: Kent State vs. UCLA (NCAA Tournament)
(03-12-2017 06:55 PM)barndog Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 05:36 PM)FlashPan Wrote:  I have watched UCLA several times. Of all the big names, I think I would prefer to play them than the other choices. They are beatable with a little bit of luck thrown in.. Kent is more athletic.

I've also seen UCLA play several times and think the exact opposite -- the worst possible matchup for KSU. If the Flashes don't bring their A game, they're going to get beat badly. On the bright side, UCLA is horrible defensively and has struggled the last couple of games on offense. Flashes can't get in a track meet like they did against CMU or the game will be over early. Hopefully, KSU's physical play will fluster the Bruins enough to give them a chance.

So... which of the high profile teams would you rather have seen Kent play?
03-12-2017 07:26 PM
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RE: Kent State vs. UCLA (NCAA Tournament)
(03-12-2017 07:25 PM)dannyb73 Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 07:25 PM)fallsdog Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 07:23 PM)dannyb73 Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 06:55 PM)barndog Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 05:36 PM)FlashPan Wrote:  I have watched UCLA several times. Of all the big names, I think I would prefer to play them than the other choices. They are beatable with a little bit of luck thrown in.. Kent is more athletic.

I've also seen UCLA play several times and think the exact opposite -- the worst possible matchup for KSU. If the Flashes don't bring their A game, they're going to get beat badly. On the bright side, UCLA is horrible defensively and has struggled the last couple of games on offense. Flashes can't get in a track meet like they did against CMU or the game will be over early. Hopefully, KSU's physical play will fluster the Bruins enough to give them a chance.

Hard to think we could get beat worse than the last time we played in the NCAAT.

Yep...nightMARE. west coast wasn't it.

No - it was UNLV in Omaha.
That was horrible - set a record for fewest points in a half by a team - but I think the guys knew Jim Christian was bolting - too bad as that was a very good KSU team
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03-12-2017 07:31 PM
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RE: Kent State vs. UCLA (NCAA Tournament)
Flashes are the last team to take the court in the 1st round. Friday night late game.
03-12-2017 07:46 PM
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That's good news from a work perspective and TV viewing
03-12-2017 08:00 PM
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RE: Kent State vs. UCLA (NCAA Tournament)
Marvin Jones made it to the dance. Saw him playing for Texas Southern in the SWAC final. 12 points, 5 boards or so in the game. Was a starter for most of the season. 20+ min.s, 8 pts., 6 boards per game. Listed at 7'0". He was listed at 6'10" here.
03-12-2017 08:50 PM
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RE: Kent State vs. UCLA (NCAA Tournament)
I have also seen UCLA play multiple times. I believe they are beatable. Of the many top teams KSU with which the Golden Flashes could have been paired, this is not the worst.

Even though I have no facts to back this up, I believe east coast teams match-up better with west coast teams, especially during tournament time. And we have kids (men) from Detroit, Cleveland, NYC, etc. who are eager for this challenge. They have no fear. The majority of the UCLA roster is from California. They do have a kid from the Bronx also.

KSU travels well, as their record indicates. The team that lost to Oregon State is not the same team today, therefore using that game as any indicator is probably not wise.

KSU, and the MAC, are below just about everyone's radar.

Coach Alford does not have the best tournament record when his teams are the number three seed.

I am expecting the Golden Flashes to represent the university well.

#GoFlashes
03-12-2017 08:58 PM
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RE: Kent State vs. UCLA (NCAA Tournament)
Looks like you could do the whole trip from Ohio for $800-$1000: flight, hotel, game tickets, assuming you are just staying the one night. Optimists staying the weekend, a few hundred more for the hotels each night and $100 for a game ticket, though you would be able to get a deal on that from unhappy UCLA fans leaving the arena Friday. You can probably work the total price down the more that go together.
03-13-2017 10:49 AM
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I'm wondering what uv been drinking. The flight alone on Southwest is around $700-1000 the cheapest airline to get there. AA, United and Delta are way more.. outrageous. Add in tickets, transportation, hotel for at least one night, food, airport parking you are talking around $1200 or more for one person. 03-pissed
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