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March 12, 2013
From which teams can win it to players to watch and championship predictions, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan and KU beat writer Matt Tait size up this year's Big 12 tournament at Sprint Center.
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Good discussion, as usual. I always enjoy listening. But I would correct Tom on the "rubber match" comment. I believe rubber match typical means that the teams are about to play a 3rd and deciding game after splitting the first two. Not the case here as KU swept KSU. :)
Correct, as I am a former front office CFO of a baseball team.
Did you get beaned or something?
The term "rubber match" is from the (card) game of bridge,
when "match point" scoring is not being used. A "rubber" is scored when one partnership wins two matches – either two straight or two of three. When a third match is necessary, it is indeed called the "rubber match" because it decides who wins the rubber.
you guys should invest in some clip-on mics so it sounds more professional than just 1 mic in a room.
Very nice discussion. The really compelling line from Mr, Keegan was regarding whether a team believes in themselves. I think Kansas is fragile in that area along with Duke, Indiana, Michigan, Syracuse, Louisville, Florida and Okie State. The most talented team may be Indiana but I would think Kansas could beat any of these unless we go inept on "O" and get down too far. That's when you need to believe.
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