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Updated: 2017-03-26T14:52:58-04:00


Elite 8 Sunday Open Thread



Watch the games and talk about them here.

Or whatever.

Elite 8 Saturday Open Thread



If you have thoughts, let 'em fly.

Xavier-Gonzaga at 6:10

Kansas-Oregon after that

Both games are on TBS

Recap: Louisville's Season Ends With Loss to Baylor


Going into this game it would've been impossible to not think about the last time Louisville met Baylor in the Sweet 16 in Oklahoma City.  That was one of the biggest wins in Louisville basketball history.  However, it didn't take long to realize that Shoni Schimmel wasn't walking through that door.  In fact, for awhile not even a Jude Schimmel was showing up.  By the time the Cards were down 30 we probably would've settled for one of their little sisters. About a week ago Louisville won a game and set assist records.  In this game there was a lot of dribbling and jacking up of three pointers.  Baylor surgically destroyed the Louisville defense.  They scored 21 points off of 12 Louisville turnovers.  After the game Coach Walz said, "They played well.  Unfortunately, we did not.  We did not put up a performance that even resembled anything that I had seen from our ball club the last month." Louisville signee Jordan Nwora is on the Jordan Brand Classic regional game roster. — Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) March 24, 2017 This is the same game where Donovan Mitchell played and won MVP a few years ago. New U of L defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon has delegated responsibilities for his defensive staff. New defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon announced on Wednesday that he has finalized position changes on his defensive staff. Sirmon will mentor the defense, but will also coach the outside linebackers. Lorenzo Ward will coach the secondary, while Cort Dennison will now mentor the inside linebackers. L.D. Scott will stick with coaching the defensive line. Eric Crawford lays out the six most important things from the NCAA's response to Louisville that was released yesterday. Yahoo's latest mock draft has Donovan Mitchell going at pick 16. 16. Detroit: SG Donovan MitchellSophomoreAge: 20Ht./Wt.: 6-3/ 210Louisville Stan Van Gundy may be looking to add some toughness and athleticism to his backcourt. Mitchell offers both and has improved his perimeter shooting considerably this season. His defense-first mentality playing under coach Rick Pitino would suit the Pistons well. And finally, beat Baylor. [...]

Sweet 16 Thursday Open Thread



We've also got the Bellarmine Knights taking on top-seeded Fairmont State in the D-II Final Four at 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.

Full Schedule for Thursday (all times Eastern)

7:09 p.m. — No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 3 Oregon (CBS)
7:39 p.m. — No. 4 West Virginia vs No. 1 Gonzaga (TBS)
9:39 p.m. — No. 4 Purdue vs No. 1 Kansas (CBS)
10:09 p.m. — No. 11 Xavier v.s. No. 2 Arizona (TBS)