Tech vs Virginia BB Natty

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by Dionysus, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Walking Boss

    Walking Boss 1,000+ Posts

    Congratulations to Tech. Hell of an effort and a great year. Best of all, Beard May still be in play for us.
     
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  2. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Too bad. Tech just kinda went cold down the stretch in OT
     
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  3. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 1,000+ Posts

    Guy should be MVP. :rolleyes1:
     
  4. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 500+ Posts

    is it wrong for me to say I'll hate #5 from Virginia for the rest of my life? JK, but that guy (no pun) irritates me somehow...
     
  5. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    Good game. UVA could never put it away.

    Scrappy Tech team.

    Glad they lost. :hookem:
     
  6. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 500+ Posts

    And the state drought for Texas goes into its 54th year.....
     
  7. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    Or a little over 24 hours.
     
  8. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 1,000+ Posts

    That "scrappy" Tech team was just about a National Champion. This game could have gone either way. Virginia wasnt a better team. But they got the win tonight.
     
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  9. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

     
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    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

     
  11. theiioftx

    theiioftx 2,500+ Posts

    Great run for Tech. Made Texas and the Big 12 proud.
     
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  12. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    UVa was able to adjust to Tech's defense better than Tech could adjust to UVa's defense. The scoring droughts at the start of both haves were killers for Tech (now back to Tceh).
     
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  13. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 500+ Posts

  14. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    Great run by Tech, UVA just seemed destined to win, every time they needed a big shot or a call to go their way, it happened. Sometimes it is just meant to be and UVA winning it all just seems like one of those times.
     
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  15. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 500+ Posts

    I meant a real one.
     
  16. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    Don't get more real than NIT, Baby! :yes:
     
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  17. LikeMike

    LikeMike 500+ Posts

    Sure helps when you make free throws. 11 in a row down the stretch.
     
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  18. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 500+ Posts

    First you actually have to call the foul so Tech could shoot some....
     
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  19. Dionysus

    Dionysus Ok Cool. Hook ’Em! Admin

    Amigo, it’s in poor taste to brag about our recent title while our fellow Texans are grieving.

    NIT: Act Like You’ve Been There! :trophy:
     
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  20. Walking Boss

    Walking Boss 1,000+ Posts

    Tech really had a couple of important calls go against them in OT. The biggest may have been the phantom foul called on Tech when they were leading by 3 and the Virginia guard tripped over his teammate and fell out of bounds. Tech players clearly made no contact, but UVA got two free throws instead of Tech having the ball with a 3 point lead. There was a lot of time left in the OT so who knows how the right call would have affected the game. The second obviously was the ball being knocked out of bounds by UVA and them getting the ball (the prior contact was probably a foul but that had been allowed all game). The hand is part of the ball and the only touching of the ball by Tech was due to it being in his hand. If that had been a blocked shot by UVA where the UVA player hits the Tech players hand while on the ball and not the ball therefore Tech is the last to touch the ball it would still be Tech's ball. UVA got the benefit of close calls all tournament long. It wasn't on the level of Duke calls but in the same area code.
     
  21. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Yeah, Virginia might not even be there if they had called the double-dribble in the previous game.
     
  22. UTExinPDX

    UTExinPDX 1,000+ Posts

    I was at the Final Four games. Think Lubbock must have almost been empty by the sheer number of Tech fans. They really were loud. Electric environment.
     
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  23. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    I’m no basketball guru, but Leading by three with 20 something seconds to go, i’ll bet Dean Smith would have ordered a 2 shot foul after Va. crossed half court. Virginia was shooting 3-pointers lights out. I knew the game was headed for over time.
     
  24. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    I hear ya. Wasn't trying to act cocky. I was teasing about the NIT.

    I originally stated how the Cavs could never pull away - Tech was scrappy, but a few took that wrong.

    It was weird. I was rooting for Tech to get to Final 4, but once they made I just couldn't do it. At one point I almost did. I told my wife I didn't understand why Mooney didn't take advantage of his mismatch with UVa's #0? But once he finally did, I was worried.

    Anyway, apologies for coming off like an insensitive jerk. You know me, thats not how I roll. Hell, I listen to Air Supply. :idk:
     
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  25. Creek

    Creek 500+ Posts

    The heck with tech. Not a fan....
     
  26. Dionysus

    Dionysus Ok Cool. Hook ’Em! Admin

    I was too, in case that wasn’t clear. :beertoast:
     
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  27. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    The tortilla tossing tradition lived on though...
     
  28. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    So the Tech team made it as far as the Phi Slamma Jamma teams with Olajuwon and Drexler....

    Turns out appropriate that Lubbock already had their celebration.
     

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