Horribly officiated game, completely disrupted everything. Not the reason UK lost but just awful. They're a defensive team but the defense was just unlike anything it's been the last 2 months. Couldn't hit a shot and WVU couldn't miss long.
Ugh... Just a crappy game.
Glad for WVU, despite getting screwed and getting a 2 seed they took care of business. I will be pulling for them. Time to drown my sorrows.
It's amazing. When Bob Huggins was hired for Belien I was prepared for teams that had awesome recruits but choked in the tourney because Huggy had the got the reputation of a choker at Cincy (pretty much like Coach Cal now).
Anyway, I was totally wrong. He is an amazing coach who adapted to the players around him. It's also nice he did it the "right way" by keeping all of John Belien's players who wanted to stay, unlike Coach Cal who kicked off half the team when he arrived at Kentucky to make way for his own kids. Not really meaning that to be a dig at Coach Cal, it obviously worked and all kinds of coaches do it (even John Belien at Michigan) but I think it says a lot about Huggs even though he has the reputation as a scumbag.
Anyway, Huggins is pretty much a god in the state now, even more so than Rich Rod used to be.
edit: Btw, I hate being the favorite now. WVU always chokes as the favorite, we need to be the underdog damnit.
People don't hate Duke because they're good if that's what you're getting at. There are several better programs out there right now. They hate them because they play really boring basketball, which is pretty much the exact opposite of the style North Carolina plays.