giovanni wrote:I turned off the PC game with about 5 or 6 minutes to go to watch Indiana and Maryland which was a wire game. At the conclusion of that game turned back to the PC game with under 1 minute to go. I was shocked PC was now only up 2. When I was watching they were in total control and looked like they would cruise to easy win. Sounds like they had one of our typical meltdowns at the end of the game. I had questions about any of those teams being considered "good" losses. At least, in PCs case, they will still have a few games left vs ranked opponents . It's unlikely they will win any, but at least they have a shot to get a very good win.
I have thought for a while now that PC would be our worst loss. PC is ranked 91 by RPI Forecasting, DePaul ranked 223.
Of our 5 losses: Duke is 9, Cincinnati 14, Dayton 25, Houston 39 and Valpo 75.
I also thought the game was over but I kept watching, hoping DePaul would pull it out. The oddest thing was how PC went into a stalling style of play on offense with about 6-8 minutes left in the game. PC was owning DePaul up to that point in time.
DePaul was playing bad. Bad shooting, bad defense, bad everything plus hardly any fans in the stands.
PC had so many opportunities to put that game away and in the end they gave it away. Horrible coaching decision to go to that stall ball.
Even with 2 minutes left and 1 minute left you still thought there is no way PC loses this, but they did.
Worse yet they foul the best FT shooter on the team when he scores inside at the end of the game so DePaul actually went ahead, then PC misses a layup to end the game that would have won it.