BoD South Region- First Round #2 Kentucky vs #15 North Dakota State

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Who wins this South Regional 1st Round matchup?

Poll closed Mar 28, 2020.
  1. 2 Kentucky

    66.7%
  2. 15 North Dakota State

    33.3%
  1. EvilMonkeyInTheCloset

    EvilMonkeyInTheCloset Well-Known Member
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    #2 Kentucky Wildcats (25-6, 15-3)

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    SEC (1st)
    Off- 74.4 ppg / Def- 66.1 ppg
    NCAA Appearances- 59 (Last: 2019)

    Top Scorers:
    Immanuel Quickley 16.6 ppg
    Nick Richards 14.0 ppg
    Tyrese Maxey 14.0 ppg
    Ashton Hagans 11.5 ppg
    E.J. Montgomery 6.1 ppg

    #15 North Dakota State Bison (25-8, 13-3)

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    Summit League (t1st)
    Conf. tourney champs
    Off- 74.8 ppg / Def- 66.2 ppg
    NCAA Appearances- 4 (Last: 2019)

    Top Scorers:
    Vinnie Shahid 18.4 ppg
    Tyson Ward 16.9 ppg
    Rocky Kreuser 10.0 ppg
    Sam Griesel 6.6 ppg
    Cameron Hunter 6.6 ppg


    Evansville's stunning victory over then-#1 Kentucky earlier this season served as a reminder to expect the unexpected when it comes to college athletics. Then again, the more things change, the more they stay the same, as Kentucky rode the roller coaster that was the 2019-20 season to their 51st SEC regular season title. John Calipari's squad was led by yet another group of potential NBA Draft picks including SEC Player of the Year Immanuel Quickley who averaged 16.6 ppg as a sophomore after netting just 5.2 ppg a year ago. Though at times, not the dominant all-star team fans would expect from a roster full of highly-sought after recruits and future pro prospects, there is no doubt had Kentucky been given a chance, they would've been a threat once again to punch their ticket to the Final Four.

    Already well-known in the football universe, the Bison basketball program is beginning to build their own reputation, aside from their mega-power counterpart. Since becoming a full-time D1 program in 2009, the Bison have qualified for the NCAA Tournament 5 times, picking up wins over Oklahoma and NC Central while also facing a current who's who of college basketball including Kansas, Gonzaga, and Duke. Several bracketologists even pegged NDSU to be the First Round opponent for Kentucky, so it seemed like destiny that they would meet in the Bracket of Doom. Seniors Vinnie Shahid (18.4 ppg) and Tyson Ward (16.9 ppg) steered the ship for Bison head coach David Richman.
     
  2. EvilMonkeyInTheCloset

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    Yet again, the committee screwed Kentucky....
     
  4. lurkeraspect84

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    Laughing
     
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    Who are the refs in this game, this is way too close so it must be their fault.
     
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    @jhmossy is voting for all underdogs. Everybody remember that when UVAs thread pops up.
     
  7. lurkeraspect84

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    No way UK is winning this tournament.
     
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    Is Ashton playing? I’m watching the new season of Ozarks.
     
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  9. EvilMonkeyInTheCloset

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    I bet you guys can at least get by Illinois.....SmokinSmile
     
  10. lurkeraspect84

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    idk. At this point, I'm not sure we'll get by NDS. UK is just everyone's super bowl.
     
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    IRL, NDSU beat East Tennessee State, who was a trendy upset pick.

    They would certainly give a good showing if they would've played UK. After all........they're no Evansville. Winking
     
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    Lmao..."Poythress just got his ass kicked up his ass."
    RollLaugh
     
  14. lurkeraspect84

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    There is so many great quotes in that video.
     
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    Reminds me of me...
     
  16. UL_1986

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    I’d kickss his ayss.
     
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  17. lurkeraspect84

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    One thing I never understood was the Harrison twins hate. 2 years, 2 Final fours.

    Also like he fusses at the ref, sees replay where it was right call, and goes Oh. Thens goes to shit on Calipari.His son didn't do him any favors, but a lot of us have been there.
     
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