Weekend One of the Contest

March 24th, 2014
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Well, yours truly, the " expert", got 10 of 16 the first weekend. Had Baylor, missed on Duke and Syracuse, among others. The best any of you competitors did was 11 (2). The worst is 7. One of you even had Dayton. So its close as we head towards this weekend.

What a first 68. No one in the billion dollar bracket contest made it to Saturday. Tha's how crazy it was. Some of the games were classics ( UNC-Iowa State, Kentucky-Wichita State) and some were blow-outs, but is there a better weekend in all of sports. i dont think so.

For UH, recruiting enters a critical month. Lots of holes to fill. And it comes at a time when it has been reported that the NCAA will be on campus for interviews arising out of the Akana situation. You can expect opposing coaches will use this until it is fully resolved.

For the Wahine, the season ended quickly in the NIT. The final few games for UH were adversely affected by poor shooting. And now the question is will Coach Beeman leave for greener, i mean richer, pastures. She is a pac-12 person, and Oregon looms. Hope she stays.

The show this week will be at 6pm on Weds.  We will look at the Sweet Sixteen and make some predictions. After a week off while i attend the Big Dance, Jackson and i will return in early april to review recruiting, who is staying and who might be leaving, and we will preview the early prospects for the Big West 2014-15.

The comments here are my own, and are not necessarily those of any Regent. I feel better now

 

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6 Responses to “Weekend One of the Contest”

  1. Andrew:

    Have the prizes been determined yet?


  2. ALLAN:

    UH COACHES CAN AND SHOULD STRESS THE PROVEN FACT THAT NCAA DEFECATES ON ANYTHING RELATED TO THE HAWAII PROGRAMS HISTORICALLY, AS PROVEN BY NOT CHOOSING HAWAII WHEN THEY HAVE WAY BETTER PROGRAMS IN CERTAIN YEARS, OR SENDING UH TO STACKED REGIONALS, AND FINALLY, DENYING THEM THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER THEY WON IT ON THE COURT BY ANNOUNCING THAT THEY WERE DISQUALIFYING HAWAII.

    JUST LIKE SMALL KID TIME...IF YOU OWN THE TOYS, AND YOU NO LIKE DA UDDA KIDS HAVING MORE FUN, YOU PICK UP YOUR TOYS, AND GO HOME.


  3. Curtis:

    A reply for Andrew, I believe a beat the "expert" winner receives from Doctor Portnoy bragging rights and a diet soda (small size) from Jack in the Box. Aloha.


  4. Hoosier:

    After watching the first few rounds it is eye opening to see the difference in play between UH and the teams that made the tournament. Talk about quickness, defense, ball movement! The Bows have a lot of room for improvement if they are to be at the level to reach the NCAA. A lot of what happens next season will depend on the work put in between now and October. That is true for the players and for Gib. Get in the gym, work on putting in systems that reflect the skill sets shown by the teams that actually make the Big Dance. Look forward to the completion of a successful recruiting class that can come in and contribute. .


  5. Andrew:

    3. Make it an order of tacos and I'll be a happy man


  6. jeff portnoy:

    depends on how many people beat me. Diet soda and tacos may be it