was it the greatest college basketball game ever? Well, if you listen to Gus, you want to thought it waas one of my referencing.
Who could forget Kansas State battling Xavier Double overtime Classic.
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All the notes from that game all highlights low lights that were many.
I don't think Gus is regained.
His voice backs insect.
The game was unbelievable.
The shot making was unreal.
Both teams shot over 50% in the second half but wasn't the greatest basketball game ever.
Well, of course, but I'm just playing on last night's great W W match between EJ and Randy Orton.
Which, by the way, I gave it 4.
5 stars the same amount of stars that I gave this game.
So if you guys who don't know our haven't been paying attention to the other videos, eso I do a play by play scoring system for basically, most most sports for basketball, do a play by play scoring system.
I rate games and 4.5 stars.
That's that's the best rating I've given a game so far in this tournament.
Now I will spoil it in advance.
Okay, because I I didn't even think this game was the best game in the tournament.
That's how could the tournament waas? But when? When you think of Gus Johnson, you think of this game.
You think of the shouting and yelling, Oh my God, this game right here. The epitome.
Gus John, Because jobs, greatness.
So 11 96 Kansas State one in double overtime.
This game was unbelievable.
So let's kind of review the rest of the games.
Eight games in the Sweet 16.
So I had, let's say, three of these games rated over three stars, actually before so half of, um, Ohio State in Tennessee, that was That was another really, really good basketball game.
I That's the most recent one that I've watched, which was probably like two weeks ago already, or like a week ago, I already kind of forget.
But Evan Evan Turner was a madman in this game, uh, getting what he wanted, that pull up jumper that he was known for.
He had it going on in this game.
This this this was a back and forth struggle, and these teams were really, really going at it.
Uh, and, uh, Tennessee was able to win it at the end, winning it from the foul line.
So Turner had a chance to put Ohio State ahead with about 15 seconds left.
He missed the floater.
He drove from the top of the yard.
He missed the floater from in the paint, and Tennessee was kind of able to put it away from the foul line.
Turner also missed the left corner three, so he had two chances in the last 15 seconds.
So one of those chances was to potentially put Ohio State ahead because they were down 74 73.
Bobby Maze makes two free throws.
Turner misses the corner three in an effort to tie it.
And, um, in Tennessee walked away with the victor.
So this was a really, really good game.
From what I remember, to book book teams shot it.
Really Well, it was Oh, I was State shot 56% in the first half.
They began to Game six of seven from the field.
Uh, Tennessee got back in it with a 13 2 run.
So Okay, I I'm starting to remember the details.
Now this was a game or Tennessee really, really controlled on the glass.
So Ohio State, This was a time they kind of.
They basically played for not four guards per se, but like or swingman types with one big.
And Tennessee was just able to overwhelm him on the glass, often some glass defensive glass and, uh, that that margin was enough for them to earn the victory in this game.
So for in 1/4 stars, that's what I gave this game.
Uh, let's go to Michigan State in northern Iowa.
Um, Michigan State.
I wasn't expecting to be this good, but it was pretty good.
Uh, it came down to the last four minutes.
Michigan State kind of pulled away at the end, but it was 51 49 Michigan State heading into the last four minutes of the contest.
And obviously, you know, they were able to hold on.
So Michigan State just really, really clamp down defensively.
Northern Iowa didn't record a field goal for the final 10 plus minutes of the game.
So you think of Michigan State, you think a good defense you think kind of rebounding.
And he's Tom Izzo.
Teams always able to rebound.
Oh, let's see Korie Lucious had a had a floater in the final minute that put Michigan State ahead for good.
So Korie Lucious had to start because Kalen Caroline Lucas injured his Achilles, and I think it was the second round.
So Court Court Lucious was the one who hit the game winner against Maryland.
He filled in for Canon Lucas, and then he also big dividends here in the Sweet 16 game against Northern Iowa.
So 59 52 Michigan State won by four possessions, plus 4 3.
I gave it really this.
This is the epitome off, I would say like a grind it out type of game.
If you like good defense, you probably like this game.
Everything was contested, so it wasn't easy to score Northern Iowa, Michigan State.
Think of those two teams you think you know kind of gritty, defensive minded teams, and that's exactly what we saw in this game.
Not a lot of points, but it was some pretty good basketball, which is why I gave 3.
5 stars, uh, Syracuse and Butler.
So Butler pulls off the shocker in this one, able to beat Syracuse.
This wasn't necessarily a well played game, which is why I gave it three stars.
If it was better played, it would have gotten more considering, you know, but Butler goes and they win this game.
So Syracuse actually led 54 to 50 going into the final four minutes, but 54 to 50.
So in my scoring, 54 50 Syracuse, my high.
But I had them trailing by five possessions.
So this was a game Syracuse was turning the ball over.
They didn't shoot well in the first half.
They got going a little bit in second half, but obviously Butler was able to overcome it at the end.
I think Ronald nor it had a big layup with the, um, okay, Ronald, nor had had a big strip.
So he stripped Anti Raton's when Butler was up 55 54.
This must have been with, like, a minute left and somebody hit a three oh, easily hit three, which put him up by four.
So will be easily that they're starting forward.
That made it 58 54 then Anne Raton's missed the three at the other end.
And then Butler was able to close out the game of Free House.
So but this was a game Butler only shot to a 10 from three.
Well, to find at least where I calculated here, so to turn it around three minute mark, Syracuse let the rebounding margin, uh, they shot really well the second half, but not well enough.
So this was kind of Ah, I didn't think this was like the most well played game, but Butler pulls off a shocker.
They beat Syracuse, and Butler obviously goes on to get all the way to the natural championship game.
So that's the escape.
Alright, The last four games that we're gonna review, none of them got three stars.
Um, I don't think anyone really that great.
If I remember correctly, you had Duke and Purdue play game.
Duke won by double digits.
5 stars of 72 57.
Duke won by seven possessions, and I don't think this was that well played.
Ah, there was a game between West Virginia and Washington, 69 56 West Virginia.
Both teams, if I remember correctly, turned the ball over 20 times, each 20 times a pace.
West Virginia wins by 10 possessions.
I only gave it one star.
I didn't think this was a good game.
Uh, Kentucky and Cornell.
Kentucky beats up on Cornell.
Cornell obviously goes and pulls off.
Two upsets in the 1st 2 rounds now meets its match against Kentucky.
They lose 62 to 45.
Gave it one and 1/4 stars.
Uh, Baylor and ST Mary's.
Baylor just ripped apart ST Mary's.
I honestly didn't really watch this game by I stopped at 16 to 5.
I watched it. I knew it was a blowout.
Baylor was up early.
I concentrated Watch this game so really didn't really rate this one.
And that's it, that's all.
Yeah, there you go.
So that is the Sweet 16.
I guess tomorrow will do the Elite eight.
Then we'll get to the Final Four that will get to the championship game, but 4.
That was the big game that led this particular video between Kansas State and Savior and 4.
But not the highest rated game of the tournament, so there's there's gonna be a game is gonna get foreign.
What gets five stars? I don't know nothing in this tournament.
I'll give you an example.
What gets Five Stars 1982 National Championship game, North Carolina and Georgetown That guy five stars for me.
I remember because I watched that game and it was beautiful and Michael Jordan hits the go ahead shot at the end.
So if you want, if you want an example of what a five star game is, there's a five star game but a little teaser.
There is gonna be a 4 3/4 start game coming up at some point, probably already know what? That iss All right, I'm majoring.
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