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No. 8 Villanova topples No. 20 UConn to make Big East final
"It will be number eight Villanova and Creighton playing in the big east final as both advance in semi final victories at Madison Square Garden great and open up the night opening at number eleven Providence eighty five to fifty eight as the blue jays were led by senior guard Alex o'connell with eighteen points Villanova and UConn sixty three sixty of the master of two classically teams as Wildcats Tramaine Simmons had a game high twenty one noble look for the six league tourney title in school history well great advance to the big east tourney final for the fourth time since joining the conference Mike Moriarty New York
Kardashians of College Hoops Edition
"Oh yeah it's courtside with Greenberg and Dockage Aka the world's greatest podcasts. And before you didn't I want to thank everybody. That is downloaded downloaded as everybody. That has listened To make this a very popular podcast. I don't want my phone to ring So we'll turn that off. But the coach whisper. Seth Greenburg along with me. Dan Dockage. We're going to get right into it. Seth North Carolina Duke unbelievable than North Carolina jumps right back and gets it done like you said last night kind of a tournament weekend for both teams actually all teams kind of those two teams. Yeah tell you what the that game was ridiculous and you know we we talk about fifty fifty the last hundred games exact. Same number of points Carolina coming in with a losing record by the way shout out Carolina fans. They showed up a game day. We do appreciate with that. It helps it makes it more exciting as a game when the game started. It was like Vintage Carolina basketball when it started a lot of us. Did it up and transition playing the head of the Defense Lisa attacking playing through the post to the offensive glass. They did everything they could do. The first step excluding defend carry but the ending was luck. I mean I don't know how they're great rivalries I don't know how many rivalries end in in the way that these do Carolina Games end because there was no way in the World Carolina. I should've lost that game. They missed free throws then they can stop the basketball so do came right down to two seconds later did then. They'd Bangle show off the free throw in and lose a little focus and trae Trey Jones makes that play. I mean the number of crazed plays if you tried to recreate that the odds of that happening again. We're probably the the same as the odds of these guys playing one hundred times being fifty fifty and scored the same amount of points. Would you agree. You'll God yeah. Yeah the the odds of both or none saying Yeah Trey Jones man. He was good and I don't think he's a closer but he was good at the end of that game. I I've said before based on hate North Carolina and Duke is great but based on Hate Louisville and Kentucky. Talk to me was always been my favorite rivalry because they're literally insane and they go after each other one coach coach at both places. And all that kind of thing. But I gotTa tell you based on Games based on endings. There's there's nothing like Duke in North Carolina. It's almost like the gods have said we deemed this to be crazy every time and I think you know. Jay said it always delivers and all. And he's right like not only does it always deliver. It always delivers in spectacular fashion. And let's be honest. trae Jones was great until he shot an Air Ball. And then you know what there he was well Picking it up laying it in and set do do you agree with this. Bad teams find a way to lose. Could that apply to Carolina in this game yet. Do I think that I think at the end of the game. I mean you find a way lose you step up to Lonzo. Makeup of free throws games over boom history. And you got guys stepping up and barely hitting the rim. You gotta find a way to just slow down the ball. Aw a little bit so that you can't just come flying down and I think in the back of their minds I mean like you and I've had teams that have been like that. It hasn't happened a lot of Carolina there has to be self doubt that energy that enthusiasm they played with. We've got a thirteen or so instead of just finishing it off like a good team. A team that expects to Windows there was some self doubt. And there was some place that you kinda head-scratching plays and just you know like look. The end of the game run a bulletin. Your hands is be strongly to basketball. Limited one shot contain the ball transition so that you can force an extra passing stay in front and then when you get filed step up to the line and knock get down just you know have some jewels and step up in line and knock it down and look duke made place you gotTa give them credit they do whatever and carry. I've been very carry. It goes out. I I said three things. You GotTa do to beat Duke. You gotta play ahead of the defense and scoring transition baskets. You gotta be strong with the basketball not commit live while turnovers rovers and you gotta make Vernon Carey defend and get him out of the game. They got him at a game on charges. They did those things but they didn't do enough things to finish off the game. Same great atmosphere. Great Energy Co. Anthony was good not great trae. Jones was terrific down the stretch and made plays now. Let's head to the Florida state game. What did you see last night from Duke? You said boy. I'll tell you one thing. They validated that win or two lab still concerned. I'm not totally an undue. I think I may not do. I think they validated that win. Big Time I think that their defense was terrific. I I put this out on twitter and I believe it. I thought their transition defense is the best. I've seen they get back and they they make shoot over at the worst. They influence you by being in the right position to take charge. I when you'RE GONNA make a list and we'll all do this at some point probably sooner than later but if you're GONNA make a list of teams that can win a national championship. I've got duke up there with anybody I really do. I gotta go into Vernon Carey more. You said that last night on television I totally agreed. Earning Carey can never be forgotten in his offense caches plan while he's playing lights out there getting decent production for mothers mothers. I I'm I'm all in on this Duke. I love their defense set. There was. It's kind of like this beginning it here when we would talk or I I remember doing duke. Two Games In the garden you you know love their old school keeping on a side defense. Maybe that went away for a while but I like it now I do i. I liked it last night and I like Florida state. Let's be honest. You talked about the world being maker Miss Tie Game Florida state at some wide open threes from the corner each side and one air balled the other. They miss badly. So I'm not down on a Florida state. I just think duke validated. Everything happening in Chapel Hill. You I thought Duke was good. Here's my thing I mean. Far To say it's hard to play against because they do turn you over and they spent them up a little bit and everyone said well to back. The Back Game Duke was going to be tired so different turned game. You play Thursday play Saturday you know. That's no different than what happened with you. Played in Chapel Hill eight miles away and you come home and you play a home game. That's that's easier than playing almost as easy as playing an NCAA tournament weekend but hear my concerns with Duke. I think that number one trade joe shot the ball fifteen or sixteen times burned. Kerr shot at five times. They gotTA figure out a way when people get up up and underneath them they gotta figure out a way to run offense and get the ball where they want it not stick it in trade Jones's hand coming off a high ball screen because I don't think so at at the end game I'm not sure and he did it against Carolina. He's a great finisher at the rim or a great decision maker coming off of that stuff. So that's a little bit of a concern. I love their defense or defence is terrific because it starts with trae Jones on the ball and then they were athletic enough with born and Stanley to get in passing lanes and and the defensive transition was great turning it over. I mean you know they got sped up and turn it over twenty one times. They gave up seventeen offensive rebounds and forget Florida State. I think Florida state upside is as good as Eddie team in the country. I really do believe that I think because every night there's a different guy who can beat you like last night. Trump forest was great. It could be Patrick Williams. It could be Denver sell. It could be osborn. It could be any number of guys you know could be Walker that could beat you on any given night. I just don't Oh in a possession game in the tournament. How does a Duke has to grind out and get a basket? Who Do you give the ball to? And how do you get him the ball all the same problem that I said last year with design Williamson team like they never figured out a way all right. This is how we're GONNA GET ZAINAB ALL. This is where he wants to get the ball so to me if they can overwhelm you and I call. Bully ball like Duke Duke as at their very best. They've overwhelmed people with their defense. And then they basically got a transitional made plays you think they're good enough if it gets to a grinded out game to win a game against life type opponent. Yeah I do I look. Here's what I believe. I believe even Alex O'CONNELL and enjoy Baker going to influence. The Gay is not because they can make shots you know and I I think they'll have influence. I do. Who says I think there's a toughness air with this group? I think Duke has instilled Gin. They're not GonNa Win National Championship every year. But it's a little bit like Tom. Izzo Bet against Michigan State. Even though they're out of the polls me yeah. I'm sure you are but don't be surprised when they make a run. Actually you can put a lot of ways you can put Syracuse in maybe this year but over the years but yeah. I'm not betting against Duke. I think Duke has you said they're flawed. We talk about every team being flawed. But yes I I can see them making a run as deep as you know winning a national champion I can also see them losing because of the things that you just said but man i. I feel like this team pretty much for the entire year has had the toughness culture of Duke Basketball and that's the thing that has served them best over the years I I feel that an abundance of talent I get all that but this team seems to have a toughness about him. That's terrific.