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PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Postby KCMax » Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:57 pm

Roos begin their quest for a first ever NCAA berth tonight at 8:30 in Tulsa against 6 seed Chicago State. UMKC swept Chicago State this year, winning 82-81 at the Muni and 80-75 in Chicago. The winner plays #1 seed IUPUI.

Also, a heads up, the Roos "PRIDE OF THE PROGRAM" airs on ESPN this Friday. I'm not sure during which game.
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Postby Thrillcekr » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:38 pm

....and the bastards blew it with a significant lead.  :(

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Postby SouthKC1985 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:59 pm

KCMax wrote:Also, a heads up, the Roos "PRIDE OF THE PROGRAM" airs on ESPN this Friday. I'm not sure during which game.


What great moments do they have? They won some games in the regular season?

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Postby KCMax » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:59 am

I'm guessing their PRIDE OF THE PROGRAM is either the time they blew out K-State, or the Ronnie Schmidt 50 point game against US International.

Disappointing loss. Seems like the Roos always have a disappointing tourney, no matter how well they did in the regular season.
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Postby Maitre D » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:03 am

Why do they even have a program?  Can't even win that crappy conference in 20 years.

It's such an embarrassment.  Then they wonder why nobody goes to see them.
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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Postby Highlander » Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:12 pm

pittsburghparoyal wrote:Why do they even have a program?  Can't even win that crappy conference in 20 years.

It's such an embarrassment.  Then they wonder why nobody goes to see them.


Have they even been Division I in 20 years.  This is why basketball is such a great sport, it takes 1 player to change an entire team.  Look at Indiana State in 1979, they got Larry Bird (they basically had nobody else) and they go to the NCAA championship game and create probably the most exciting tournament of all time in the process. 

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Postby KCPowercat » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:43 pm

I'm glad to see them doing better....Zvoskic needs to get it together or be gone...this is a talented group of players.
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Postby kcdcchef » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:49 pm

KCPowercat wrote:I'm glad to see them doing better....Zvoskic needs to get it together or be gone...this is a talented group of players.


last year was the year they should have went dancing finally, i mean, that number 2 seed, a day off in the tourney, that was their window, not forever mind you, but i expected them to finally go to the 64 team field, and man, what that would have done for UMKC.
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Postby Deleted User » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:28 pm

KCMax wrote:I'm guessing their PRIDE OF THE PROGRAM is either the time they blew out K-State, or the Ronnie Schmidt 50 point game against US International.

Disappointing loss. Seems like the Roos always have a disappointing tourney, no matter how well they did in the regular season.


pittsburghparoyal wrote:Why do they even have a program?  Can't even win that crappy conference in 20 years.

It's such an embarrassment.  Then they wonder why nobody goes to see them.

You 2 jaydorks are too dense to remember that the Roos had the
TOP SCORER IN NCAA  BASKETBALL JUST A FEW YEARS AGO. MICHAEL WATSON... FROM KANSAS CITY MISSOURI.

KC Missouri has produced more great college stars in the last 20 years than the entire state of Kansas forever.
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Postby Hull-Os » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:29 pm

KC Missouri has produced more great college stars in the last 20 years than the entire state of Kansas forever.


Please give me some names.

Michael Watson doesn't count. He was a ball hog on a bad team.

Please name some players better than Earl Watson, Maurice Evans, Greg Dreiling, Steve Henson, Paul Shirley, Wayne Simien and Danny Manning. All starred in college and went on to the NBA. All graduated from Kansas high schools in the last 20 years.

If you want to go really far back, how 'bout Darnell Valentine, Ed Nealy, Antoine Carr and Lucious Allen...all great players, from Kansas, with significant NBA careers.

The UMKC basketball program is a joke.

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Postby WSPanic » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:13 pm

Let's not let this thread get hijacked by more of the same stupid crap about MO vs. KS.

I think the Roos have done an OK job - they've definitely underachieved in the tourney the last two years, but I think they have a good shot next year. Day will be senior - Blackwell might start shooting. Ayuba's a senior.

And UMKC basketball is one of the most underrated and unappreciated things to do in KC. D1 basketball in a beautiful historic venue. It's downtown, cheap and serves beer.

They get about 1500-3000 people a game. Anyone not taking advantage of this in KC is missing out.
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Postby lock+load » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:16 pm

WSPanic wrote:And UMKC basketball is one of the most underrated and unappreciated things to do in KC. D1 basketball in a beautiful historic venue. It's downtown, cheap and serves beer.

They get about 1500-3000 people a game. Anyone not taking advantage of this in KC is missing out.


Definitely.  I made it to two games this year, and it was great.  It's worth it alone just to be in Muni.

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Postby KCMax » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:32 pm

And the support is there. When they went on their winning streak last year, they were drawing very good crowds.

The NIT recently changed their rules to mandate that any regular season conference champ not in the NCAA will make it to the NIT. That will give the Roos something else to shoot for.

Why was Bob Sundvold fired? Seems like he had the team headed in the right direction. I like Zvosec but I'm not seeing the desired results.
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Postby Highlander » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:14 pm

Hull-Os wrote:

Please give me some names.

Michael Watson doesn't count. He was a ball hog on a bad team.

Please name some players better than Earl Watson, Maurice Evans, Greg Dreiling, Steve Henson, Paul Shirley, Wayne Simien and Danny Manning. All starred in college and went on to the NBA. All graduated from Kansas high schools in the last 20 years.

If you want to go really far back, how 'bout Darnell Valentine, Ed Nealy, Antoine Carr and Lucious Allen...all great players, from Kansas, with significant NBA careers.

The UMKC basketball program is a joke.



Oh c'mon Hull, you generally are pretty accurate on sporting issues but Manning was not a Kansas product.  He was born and raised in N. Carolina and only moved to Lawrence for his senior year after his father was hired by Larry Brown explicitely to get Danny in a KU uniform.  Actually, you did miss one a true Kansan, Larry Drew went to school in KCK and on to star at Missouri and then the NBA. 

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Postby Hull-Os » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:40 pm

Oh c'mon Hull, you generally are pretty accurate on sporting issues but Manning was not a Kansas product.


Dammit, caught me...tried to sneak that one by.

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Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

Postby im2kull » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:39 pm

I agree 110%...The Muni cannot be fully appreciated until you experience a game there. 

I have seriously thought about pleading with the NCAA to have one final championship game there.  It woudnt even have to be old school, no throw back jerseys and such, just let them play there, the natural environment would make it a once in a lifetime experience and would give it a historic feel. 

Incase you guys didnt realize it, the Muni has had more final 4's and championship games than I think anywhere else...correct me if im wrong, but it is a place full of historic moments and lots of emotion.  There is something about the mistique of that building that mesmorizes everyone inside.  I honestly doubt there's an experience like in in the entire rest of the united states.  Nothing feels quite as throw back as municiple, even though it doesnt try to go old school.  It just has that rustic feel from a time when The Game was what it was all about...

I wish the NCAA would consider having a championship game there.  TV revenues all would be the same, the only difference would be tickets sold for a single game.  I dont see the difference in having that lame organization turn over 1 billion in a season compared to 1.00002 billion.  They undoubtly would say its because of financial reasons that a game couldnt be played there...it wouldnt make enough money, but who cares, cash is king, money is money, as long as their in the black, then they shouldn't complain.  I dont know if anyone else has noticed, but the NCAA has honestly become as greedy an organization I have ever seen. 
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Postby KCMax » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:47 pm

I agree that the Muni is a special place to watch a game, and that it has hosted more championships than any other venue.

But it would suck to be a fan of a team that made the Final Four and not be able to get a ticket to such a small venue.
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Postby im2kull » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:55 pm

KCMax wrote:I agree that the Muni is a special place to watch a game, and that it has hosted more championships than any other venue.

But it would suck to be a fan of a team that made the Final Four and not be able to get a ticket to such a small venue.



Yeah, but life's tough, grab a helmet.

You could always get a ticket, odds are you'd have to take out a 2nd (or third) mortage to afford one from someone else, but if you got a ticket for face value, then would it not make it even more memorable to know that there are only 13,000 others that had that same experience firsthand?  And imagine how it would feel as a player or coach, to play, let alone stand, on that historic floor.  Anyones could die in the parking lot afterwards, and yet their life would be complete...
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Postby KCMax » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:49 pm

Congrats to the Roos who upset Valpo in the first round of the Mid-Cont tourney tonight. They were down 12 in the first half but fought back to win 84-76. They'll face Oakland tomorrow in the semis.
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Postby skim82 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:07 am

Nice.. Coach Z needs to have a good showing with a new AD in town, although I did hear in a 810 interview that the basketball program has suffered a lot of in terms of funding the last few years.


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