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Playing Cleveland State and down by 13 with 4 minutes to go in the first half. They are missing their center (6 game suspension because someone paid for a hotel room).
 
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The guy on Vandy that just air balled the 3 and then followed it with the nice block went to my high school, crazy to see him on TV.
 
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Vandy is gonna lose. Down 14 with 1:00 to go. Just goes to show you preseason rankings mean nothing- ours included.
 
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I've been telling everyone Vandy is one of the most overrated teams I've seen in years in terms of preseason ranking. They are a veteran team and Jenkins is a good shooter, Ezeli is a pretty good big, Jeffrey Taylor is a good athlete at the wing but the point guard sucks and the team is as soft as Charmin. Cleveland State is a good team but Vandy is making them look like world beaters.
 
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They played w/o Ezeli, but even as a complete team I'm not buying the Final 4 hype that I've seen some of the talking heads put on them. Are they forgetting that this is the same team that hasn't done in the tourney the last couple of years?
 
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They seem to lose in the first round of the NCAAs every year:

2011: out Rd. 1 v. Richmond.
2010: out Rd. 1 v. Murray State
2009: No post season
2008: out Rd. 1. v. Sienna
2007: They lost to Georgetown in the Sweet 16 (a good game too).

Still, last 4 years, three NCAAs, each year a 4/5 seed, each year out in round 1.
 

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Brilliant coaching by Coach Stallimgs...um, let's see, I have the slower, unathletic team, so that means we should play pressure D (1/2 & full court) all game long...how did that work out?
 
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Vandy to me is very overrated. However losses like these though can make a huge difference if responded to properly. Practically every athlete can remember an upset that questioned their team's spirit. UCLA is in a similar boat.

The bottom line "don't believe the hype".
 
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Yeah I dont think Vandy is a top 10 team. Their wing Taylor I guess is supposedly a potential lottery pick. I dont see it. Vandy is a good team, but theyre not a definitive Top 10 team and those picking them to go to the Final Four are nuts.
 
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Never quite bought into the Vandy hype. Seems like a classic case of "they were a decent team last year, and they return everybody, so this year they are going to be top ten". I just think the field is a lot tougher this season.
 

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They seem to lose in the first round of the NCAAs every year:

2011: out Rd. 1 v. Richmond.
2010: out Rd. 1 v. Murray State
2009: No post season
2008: out Rd. 1. v. Sienna
2007: They lost to Georgetown in the Sweet 16 (a good game too).

Still, last 4 years, three NCAAs, each year a 4/5 seed, each year out in round 1.

I was just going to say, I feel like Vandy is highly ranked at the start of each season but disappears come March. Thank you for confirming that!
 

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Maybe Vandy and Pitt can choose a place to watch the 3rd round games together.
 
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