Okay. All right.
So last week was supposed to be 2010 and see double Tournament week, and then I did one video and then do any more videos.
So here we are, second round of the 2010 N. C. Tournament.
Now, here's what happened last week.
We we got shut down for a couple of days.
The power went out and then I got LASIK Eye was Beyonce.
So here we are a week later, doing second round of the 2010 tournament.
Tomorrow, we'll see if I get to the Sweet 16.
I still need to finish the second half watching a second half butler and Syracuse.
But right now we're gonna cover the second round.
And if you watch the first round video this this tournament was absolutely exasperated.
So many great games and the second round.
So in this round, if you followed again the first video that I did, I do a star rating system.
All right, so I greet games based out of five stars and think of it like like like writing a movie on, you know, you give a movie a certain amount of stars when you watch it, right? Well, I do it for basketball games.
I do it for football games.
Do do it for sporting events, and a anything that is a three star or above is a game that I recommend you watching.
So the second round of the 2010 N C double A tournament had six games that were rated three stars or higher, which is the exact same amount I had for the first round, which just goes to show how many great games there were in the second round.
I'm watching the 2013 tournament at the moment.
And in the second round of that tourney, at least on the first day, six of the eight games were blowout.
So, you know, just goes to show how closely contested a lot of these games in this tournament were.
And a reason for that.
I didn't think there was a lot of differentiation between the seats in terms of the talent and ability.
Eso It's a team that won it all.
Duke won it all.
You know, I didn't think you when you compare champions, that 2010 Duke team may not be a strong is maybe some of the other team that won the decade.
Now they did move the basketball very well.
They had three great guards will.
Yet Cingular's as your third scorer.
Uh, it's Singler was Singler Smith Shire.
Those were three basically scores Lance Thomas and zoom back on the inside in the second round.
They just absolutely paste it waxed California.
So Duke really found its stride at the right time.
But anyway, here's how I'm going to do this.
So the first round I went 10 the one I rank, you know, the 10 best games of the first round.
I want 10 to 1. But here's the thing to do here.
I'm gonna go one through five.
All right? So that the five best games of the second round and I'm just gonna go with the top game first.
So if you remember this game, uh, it was Northern Iowa shocking Kansas And that game I remember watching it live, and I watched it again.
You know what was maybe two or three weeks ago? Just watching it back.
Just have fundamentally sound Wichita or not, which stopped.
But northern Iowa Waas.
I'm watching to Wichita State Right now, That's 30 tournaments.
Sorry, My apologies.
I know that probably offended because they used to be in the same conference.
But northern Iowa in this game, you know, there was there was a pivotal point here with 35 seconds left.
And, you know, there was, ah chance that Northern Iowa could have wasted more time off the clock.
But instead, Ali Farrokh finish decided to pull up from three.
It was a long three, and he hit the three and it put more.
And I was up by four and ahead for basically good.
And, you know, Kansas never got back into it.
So it was a ballsy shot by Ali folk managed to take.
He made the shot.
And then obviously, Northern Iowa goes and no beats Kansas and gets to the Sweet 16.
So I raided this game for 1/4 stars.
Um, this This was a great game.
Just a great game.
You know, Kansas, a team that sometimes, uh, when you're expecting Kansas to be a dominant till I think I think there were the number one overall seed in the tournament.
It seems seemingly whenever it's like the number one overall seed.
They seem to get bounced.
Ah, and it happened here by Northern Iowa.
It's whenever the expectations were high.
That's when, for whatever reason, the Jayhawks seem to lose.
But this was this was an occasion here, nor in Iowa.
Just played great great basketball in this game.
Uh, so let's see, here are the notes here.
You and I took great care of the basketball.
The right wing three. Okay.
Oh, that's what I'm going to talk about.
So, Jordan angle Cedar there, Big man.
Big Seven footer.
Uh, he was a guy that was one of nine from three on the season and he hit 23 pointers within, like the 1st 10 minutes of this game.
He hit like everything that he put up.
He had the game of his life.
He was absolutely unbelievable in this game and again.
A big reason why, Lorna, I was able to pull off the shocker, So quads.
Oh, Helaba, Jordan, Haggle Cedar Ali Farrokh finish.
They pull off the shocker against Kansas, my top ranked game of the second round.
But I literally just got done watching because whatever reason, I didn't finish the last four minutes in this game, but number two on this list.
The Korie Lucious buzzer beater.
So Maryland was down 80 to 71 in the last, like or for some minutes of the game? Uh was 80 80 71 and Maryland just whatever was desperation, whatever.
Just suddenly caused back into the game.
They're able to get some steals off.
You know? Their press is able to generate some turnovers.
They get back into the game quickly and in the final minute was just madness because we had a couple of differently.
Changes that met the pendulum kept swinging back and forth.
The see saw kept going back in fourth.
So it was Let's see what we got here.
Vasquez hit three to get Maryland within one.
Uh, they had a steal off the inbounds.
Uh, actually, it was a steal.
Often entry pass a Tucker's stole a green dream on green.
By the way, Draymond green was on this team.
Bigger Draymond green like £69 heavier Draymond green.
So it's nice to city lost all that weight, Man, I forgot how big used to be So it's nice to see that not only he was able to make his career working in the n b A, but to also obviously shed the pounds.
And and, you know, I know Charles throws Barclays in a big fan of Draymond, but I I've always respected the hustle off Mr Great.
Eso 85 83 Korie Lucious hit this three at the at the buzzer and a little side dribble to the left.
Rose up Hit three And it was after gravest.
Vasquez Remember gravis Vasquez of the Memphis Grizzlies? Big, big time score from Maryland.
Eso he was able to put in a runner, so he had Raymond Morgan guarding him on the right wing.
Hey, crossed him up.
And then he was able to hit the layup over him.
But then, obviously, at the other end, Korie Lucious wins it for Michigan State.
All right, Number three, where's my number? Three games.
What do we got here? What? I put my list.
Oh, I had a list.
Oh, I had ratings on it and and I don't know where it went, but number three Okay, let's see what was number.
Oh, Villanova and ST Mary's another great game.
If you remember ST Mary's back in the day 10 years ago, you know all the Ozzy's and all the Australians still goto ST Mary's Ben Simmons Maybe should've went to ST Mary's eso This was They had a kid by the name of Omar Sam him, who was absolutely just destroyed People in this tournament, especially the 1st 2 rounds. A.
So I'm trying to find the game here on.
It was Matthew DellaVedova uh, who was on that team.
If you remember Matthew Double, I think he's still in the week, Um, so just I think it was a freshman at the time.
It was actually a freshman on that team, but Omar Sam had, uh, let's see how many have any salmon and put it.
I guess I didn't get a year, but oh, Michigan State Maryland four star game.
This game right here.
The third rated game of the second round, ST Mary's Winds at 75 68 a record.
I rated it three and 3/4 stars.
So that's where we went there.
Uh, this was the first game of the second round.
I probably watch this game a month ago, so it's just a wild already.
But I just remember how well that ST Mary's moves the basketball on.
How well that they had this kid by the name of ****ey McConnell and this kid, ****ey McConnell.
I'm trying to think of off Anybody who's shot has his must trajectory, as ****ey McConnell's did.
He couldn't play in a church Lee, because he hit the roof.
Uh, but I literally, who's got more arc on their jump shot ever.
Guys even know ****ey McConnell is.
It's been 10 years already since ST Mary's Plate.
Well, that team at least ****ey McConnell dellavedova Omar Salmon, I think.
Hey, basic, he was.
So he was this big guy.
He was, I tell you, like 275 £300 but very light on his feet and he was good on the blocks.
He could go either either shoulder.
You could go left block or right block. Didn't matter.
So soft with his touch around the room have this fadeaway jumper, this turnaround fadeaway jumper that he always hit over his opponents and man, he was a beast in this tournament.
Then they ran into Baylor in the Sweet 16.
The Bears just overwhelmed them.
But 1st 2 rounds State marriage was able to win two games.
So Richmond in the first round and then shocks Villanova so that this was, ah, period of time when, you know, before Villanova was racking up the championships and, you know, quite frankly, getting better athletes into the program.
Uh, this is a point where there were, you know, there were the two seeds they got to the national championship game of the year prior.
Ah, this was Scotty.
But this was this was the time work forever.
Reason they would get bounced early in the tournament, whether it was a second round or whatever, even the year after they want it all.
They lost to Wisconsin.
It was in the second round.
So you know, this is a team that shoots a lot of three pointers, and that's what can happen.
Uh, with teams, you know, if you can stay hot from beyond the arc.
That's what Villanova did in its two tournament, uh, runs when? When they want it all.
But when you have games where you know, you don't shoot the ball well, and you know, you don't shoot it well from three.
Which is what Villanova likes to do offensively.
You know, that's how you can get prone to losing in the tournament.
Because you know this This team, they were four guards.
You have one big guy and, ah, team like ST Mary's, where you have a big but by the end of Omar Salmon, uh, you know that that he was just overwhelming Villanova.
Um, so you know, No, no, it was a team that, you know, we back and back in the day.
You know, I I would fill in my tournament bracket, and Villanova was always a team that I looked at to potentially loser.
And they have since, uh, you know, won two national championships, and you know, that theory is no longer probable.
But I uh So that's something that you know when you felt your brackets, That's something that I do believe it in terms of recent history within a program.
What's what's the You know, what's what do you run in there is What are you doing recently? The tournament is working.
Um, those are all things that I factor in when I fill out my bracket.
But I'm glad to say that that Villanova has.
Well, I shouldn't say.
I'm glad to say, because I'm a temple guy shouldn't like Villanova, but they have flipped the switch in terms of my opinion on them.
And now they're a team that, you know, I take more seriously when I felt my tournament bracket because they want twice in three years.
Anyway, that was just a tangent there that I just got off on, uh, number four game where we had here since I'm completely disorganized the list that I made that I was supposed to use for this video, and now I can't find.
So now I'm just doing this off the top. My head.
Oh, number four. Okay.
It is Xavier and Pittsburgh's of Pittsburgh was a three seed.
Xavier was the sixth seed.
Xavier at the time, had two guards by name.
Terrell Holloway and Jordan Crawford.
Man, you wanna talk about scoop shots? You want to talk about a kid who just is very aesthetically pleasing? Toe watch the scoops that he had in this game, the scoops that he had the entire tournament.
The state of skips Jordan Crawford skips The scoop shots that he was hitting were unbelievable.
Eso Pitt, Pittsburgh and Xavier thes The's were games that they played the year prior is well, in the Sweet 16.
There was always fun watching those two go at it because, you know, two very defensive minded sound teams, um, back in the days, Jamie Dixon it a pit.
So, um, trying to I think it was get Chris Mack was their savior.
That was cause I think at the time Sean Miller was in Arizona.
So, um so there we go.
But this this was a game.
Ah, pretty pretty solid game.
A great it three and quarter stars.
And Xavier was able to walk away with the victory.
So the two other games that I had three stars or higher uh, I had.
So we had Butler defeating uh, Murray State 54 to 52 very, very low scoring game.
Very, very defensive minded game.
That is three stars and then the other one, we had a game goto overtime between Purdue and Texas A and M for do one.
That is three stars as well.
So, uh, this is my recap of the second round, but the 2010 NC double tournament.
So we we're obviously put on house arrest after the Corona virus happened, so we had no inside a tournament.
I have all perfectly all the games from that tournament right here, right here.
I've been watching them all over the last month or so.
I'm watching 2013 right now on the second round there.
I watched it a couple weeks ago.
I I've been, ah, finalizing the games that I've watched.
I could do this video through these videos for you guys, so there's nothing to talk about.
I'm trying something a little bit new and different here for you.
And hopefully guys can meet what I'm trying to say and meet where I'm coming from because I'm talking about rating games and, you know, talking about stuff that nobody's ever heard about.
It all makes sense to me because I've been doing this for the last decade and nobody's really been introduced to it.
Um, but I'm hoping it's it's something that, uh, you know, maybe that can get picked up on in in, uh, the landscape of sports.
In the future, we'll see rating games.
You know how well it's being played.
Are you playing good sound defense? Are you moving the basketball? That sort of stuff is all stuff that I factor into when I graded came.
So I Major infect you with Philly influencer and Fox Sports The Gambler in Philadelphia on the Eagles insider over there.
So that being said, it's in this video.
The sweet 16 will be next.
And ah, sweet 16.
Just like everything else in this tournament.
Very, very good.
So I will be the next video that I do on this turn, I'm out face.