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Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:48 pm
by Philip
Woohoo! Carolina just blew out Baylor to make the Elite 8! Final Four next!

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:03 pm
by thatkidakayoungguy
Philip wrote:Woohoo! Carolina just blew out Baylor to make the Elite 8! Final Four next!

Didn't know that. Where'd you get this info from?

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:31 pm
by RickD
Philip wrote:Woohoo! Carolina just blew out Baylor to make the Elite 8! Final Four next!

What are you talking about? The real Carolina team beat Butler.

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:08 pm
by Philip
WHO???!!!

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:25 am
by RickD
Philip wrote:WHO???!!!

Ok. Google, "Carolina Basketball", Mr. Bigshot, and you'll see who. Only one team comes up in the search. The real Carolina team. You know, the team where the greatest basketball player of all-time, played his college hoops.

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:32 am
by Philip
OK, Rick, you can reminisce all day about the "olden" days, but UNC, they're not even in the top five. They haven't won a title in 8 years. :ebiggrin:

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:55 am
by RickD
Philip wrote:OK, Rick, you can reminisce all day about the "olden" days, but UNC, they're not even in the top five. They haven't won a title in 8 years. :ebiggrin:

Hey, I'm no UNC fan, but I'd take an olden days UNC/Duke rivalry, over what passes for basketball now.

I was a huge basketball fan in the 80's up to the mid 90's. The game just isn't the same anymore.

I guess if I were a Gamecocks fan, I'd enjoy it now. It's pretty rare that they make it this far into the tournament, isn't it?

Btw,

I was searching for the last time South Carolina won the NCAA tournament, and I can't find any info. When was the last time they won? :wave:

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:23 am
by RickD
Philip,

I'm not really a college sports fan, but if I had to pick a team to root for, it would be the Florida Gators. And since these Florida Gators happen to be playing your South Carolina Capons, care for a friendly wager? y:-?

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:47 am
by Philip
Nah. Seriously, just because I graduated from USC, I only watch them, in any sport, for really big games or if they are winning consistently. For basketball, USC's glory days of consistently being in the top five, were back in the early 70s - under Frank McGuire. And McGuire, before that period of greatness with USC, actually had already been head coach at St. Johns. Then he went to be head couch with UNC, where in their 1956-57 season they went undefeated (32-0), capped off by UNC winning an unreal NCAA championship game, in a 54-53 in triple overtime against the Wilt Chamberlain-led Kansas Jayhawks. College basketball in SC would never had become a big deal without the great McGuire. Maybe their time has come again? y:-? But a dynasty and legacy like UNC, with Jordan, Dean Smith and Co. - really, how rare and wonderful.

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:33 am
by Philip
Woo Hoo! USC made the Final Four! Defense works - as long as it's backed up by some good offense. So, if UNC wins, it'll be an all-CAROLINA final. But that's a game away, so, hopefully USC will keep their mojo working!

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Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:11 pm
by RickD
Philip wrote:Woo Hoo! USC made the Final Four! Defense works - as long as it's backed up by some good offense. So, if UNC wins, it'll be an all-CAROLINA final. But that's a game away, so, hopefully USC will keep their mojo working!

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Even a blind capon finds a worm, from time to time.

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:45 pm
by thatkidakayoungguy
Did y'all hear about some guy called Bam Bam? I think he was number 3 on the Carolinas.

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:44 pm
by Philip
Well, the Gamecocks went down, but not without a great effort - they got it to just down two with less than a minute. TOTAL respect - they were up against two 7-footers inside. One, who has a great inside game and can shoot well outside. Those guys take up a lot of real estate. Still, USC's women are playing for the national title.

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:10 pm
by RickD
Philip wrote:
Still, USC's women are playing for the national title.


The Trojans?

Re: Sweet 16 Hoops

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:59 pm
by peter007
mind if i join the conversation??