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PostPosted: 03/22/21 3:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Wright State looked like the better team with better players the whole game. But I think under normal circumstances this would have been played in Arkansas, which would have changed the result. Arkansas seemed to start their offense with 24 seconds left like the game was tied.


Good point. Neutral floors are good for the tournament IMO.


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PostPosted: 03/22/21 3:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Wright State looked like the better team with better players the whole game. But I think under normal circumstances this would have been played in Arkansas, which would have changed the result. Arkansas seemed to start their offense with 24 seconds left like the game was tied.



Arkansas was 12-1 at home and 7-9 away from home. Are the baskets at different heights?


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PostPosted: 03/22/21 4:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

linkster wrote:
tfan wrote:
Wright State looked like the better team with better players the whole game. But I think under normal circumstances this would have been played in Arkansas, which would have changed the result. Arkansas seemed to start their offense with 24 seconds left like the game was tied.



Arkansas was 12-1 at home and 7-9 away from home. Are the baskets at different heights?


Teams play better at home because their fans are in the stands cheering them. They didn't have that this year but still had that the home team didn't have to travel and their opponents did. And being in a familiar arena probably has a positive effect as well.


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PostPosted: 03/22/21 4:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

yeah, every set of baskets 'feels' different which is why you hear players say a particular gym has stiff rims or soft rims. Also the background behind the baskets and the overall lighting make a difference. Home gyms are just more 'comfortable'. You know what to expect and visually you're used to what is there.


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PostPosted: 03/22/21 4:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
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Is this the same AR team that beat UConn?? Shocked Shocked


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


Well, whatever the case....this game exemplifies the Cinderella dreams of March Madness these (underdog) kids harbor. Sad to see Arky go, but....



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PostPosted: 03/22/21 4:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Also some floors are bouncier than others, as anyone who's been to Maples can attest



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PostPosted: 03/22/21 4:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Also some floors are bouncier than others, as anyone who's been to Maples can attest


The bouncy floor was removed in the remodel some 15 years ago.

The old floor was indeed bouncy, though.


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PostPosted: 03/22/21 5:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

linkster wrote:
tfan wrote:
Wright State looked like the better team with better players the whole game. But I think under normal circumstances this would have been played in Arkansas, which would have changed the result. Arkansas seemed to start their offense with 24 seconds left like the game was tied.



Arkansas was 12-1 at home and 7-9 away from home. Are the baskets at different heights?


All those away/neutral losses were against Maryland and the top tier of the SEC.

They just blew the upset corner of my bracket. I had Dungee taking them to the Elite 8. Sad


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PostPosted: 03/22/21 5:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
yeah, every set of baskets 'feels' different which is why you hear players say a particular gym has stiff rims or soft rims. Also the background behind the baskets and the overall lighting make a difference. Home gyms are just more 'comfortable'. You know what to expect and visually you're used to what is there.


Yes! Especially for shooters. You always hear about courts that are “shooter’s gyms.” It sounds crazy until you’ve experienced it. Our high school gym had windows behind each goal and other teams hated it. We were used to it, but it makes a huge difference.
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PostPosted: 03/22/21 7:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mzonefan wrote:
Even with Merriweather’s Purdue history, she’s still going to get some big offers after this.


I was just messaging someone today wondering if she'd get any interest this year with her show-cause penalty in her past from her time at Purdue.


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PostPosted: 03/23/21 1:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tough game between two teams with very different styles. it's worth noting that Arkansas' record is better at home than away though. Wright State is a very physical team and Arkansas is not particularly. And the reffing was a bit questionable, IMNSHO. Or perhaps they just didn't appreciate the difference in style---if it had been two teams of similar style they might have called it differently, who knows.



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