Um, that's still probably an 17-18 hour drive on I-70, at least. Lawrence is well over 1,000 miles from Vegas. Think about it: you're going across Colorado and Utah between Kansas and Nevada. I doubt too many folks made the Kansas-to-Vegas road trip.
Originally Posted by UNCrules2187
So uh, anyone wanna take a stab at the new rankings? Lots of top 10 upsets this week.
Yeah but for people making a trip for a two-day tournament isn't all that ridiculous for die-hard fans. An 18 hour drive on a holiday weekend allows them to get back in time for classes or work on Monday. A 34-35 hour drive from Florida gets them back sometime Monday evening if they drive straight through. If they aren't rotating drivers and actually get some sleep, you're looking at getting back to Gainesville mid-morning Tuesday. But yeah, the UF-FSU game definitely had higher priority this weekend.
The margin between mid d1 and high d1 is very little. Anyways, That was a great game by kansas and some clutch free throws by arthur. Noah didn't impress me but taureen green did, horford is going to be an animal in the league
Kansas looked pretty good in this game. They have the talent to beat anyone as they proved tonight, but they have trouble getting up for teams like Bradley, Bucknell, and Oral Roberts. However i think they're moe focused now than ever. What more can you say about Julian Wright. He held a players only meeting before the game and ripped the team for not listening to coach Self, then he went out and carried Kansas on his back for a good portion of the game. He is a special player.
I actually like Florida to repeat, but even Billy Donovan said they could be even better than last year and not go as far in the tourney. And he's exactly right; they're definitely better, but the odds of repeating, no matter how good you are, are massively against you.
Since Duke repeated in 1992, four champions have brought back their nucleus intact- or close to it; UNC in '94, Arkansas in '95, Arizona in '98, and Duke in '02. Only Arkansas even reached the Final Four.
It's just crazy that our whole starting 5 came back and 4 of the 5 will be good nba players. They play as a team, taureen took some bad shots at the end in the kansas game but that's not an excuse. FLA got beat fair and square but if we played them again we'll beat them..
I enjoyed watching kansas young players do good such as arthur, chambers, wright and rush.
If all stayed i think they will be a national title contender next year. Hell even this year!
i agree with you, it's extremely hard to repeat but i think we have what it takes
I want to see the Florida that's averaging 20+ assists. Not the one that got 9 and did nothing to stop Kansas from shooting 53.6% from the field. I think our bigs are trying too hard to block shots and the Kansas players smartly got them in the air with ball fakes.
One thing I don't like is that UF is now #4 and Kansas is #5. I know Kansas lost to Oral Roberts (anyone's going to have a little trouble with a team when one of their freshmen goes 7 of 8 from downtown), but they beat Florida so they should at least switch spots.
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^ That was actually a pretty inteligent post. That was a great basketball game played in Las Vegas, an instant classic. Both teams will be much better in March than are are here in November. I can't wait
My video card burned out right before the game so I had to listen on the radio. Did anyone make a tape of the game in any format? My mom and Dad were actually at the game and said it rocked just like Allen Field House. She said it was the best game she has ever seen.