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Postby rawaction » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:29 pm

Archie Miller era off to a great start.
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Postby Stannis » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:42 am

Mark Smith is going to be a man, someday. Like today.
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Postby bukie » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:25 pm

Illinois is more fun to watch so far, but it's been 4 games against varying C and D level competition, so 4 wins was the bare expected performance.

Concerningly, the only game they looked better than advertised was against Southern, letting UTM back into thw game in the last 10 minutes, struggling to put away DePaul, and coasting midway through the second half against Marshall.

There's also an argument that the Illini only had the best player on the floor in two of the games (Alstork against Southern, Smith against DePaul), giving up huge games to guards on cupcake teams otherwise is a bad omen for upcoming games against quality guards.
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Re: College Basketball 2017-2018

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:17 pm

Michael Porter Jr. is having back surgery and will miss the season, so basketball is now canceled and we can lock this thread.
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Postby bukie » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:35 pm

Well, the Michael Porter era at Missouri was an eventful 2 minutes.

Can't wait until the Bulls draft him and he ends up playing half a season.
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:05 pm

Luckily Mizzou hired an X and Os coach who doesn't need elite talent to lose in the 1st round of the NIT.
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Postby bukie » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:45 pm

I know it's only two weeks in, but CBB competitive balance seems to be at an all time low this year, with jist two teams outside the power 7 conferences in the KP top 50 (aka at large consideration worthy), and just 10 of 32 conferences registering above mean efficiency margin -- Big 12, Big East, SEC, ACC, Pac 12, B1G, American, MWC, MVC, and A10.

There was already an absurd gap between power conference teams and lower conference teams, and the size of division 1 is getting stupidly large. I think a D1 split would be good for the competition as a whole, and instead of going to a 96 team tournament, just go to 64 for the D1 top half and 32 for the D1 bottom half.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:18 am

Alabama just had to play the final ~10 minutes of their game against Minnesota with 3 players. There was an altercation where the Bama bench came onto the court, which got their entire bench ejected. Then they had a player foul out and another roll an ankle. Miraculously, they made a game of it, I turned it on with about 9 minutes to play and they cut the deficit from 12 to 3(including an offensive possession while down 3) before Minnesota pulled away.
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Postby UMFan83 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:26 am

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Alabama just had to play the final ~10 minutes of their game against Minnesota with 3 players. There was an altercation where the Bama bench came onto the court, which got their entire bench ejected. Then they had a player foul out and another roll an ankle. Miraculously, they made a game of it, I turned it on with about 9 minutes to play and they cut the deficit from 12 to 3(including an offensive possession while down 3) before Minnesota pulled away.



That was insane, I’m glad I caught that this was going on via twitter and was able to watch the last 9 mins or so. Part of it was just because Minnesota really didn’t have any clue how to use their extra guys. Sometimes they triple teamed the ball handler, other times it looked like they were guarding ghost players on Alabama
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:46 am

Minnesota was also taking terrible, rushed shots against a 3 man zone.
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Postby Old Style » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:20 pm

This just in. Texas A&M is pretty horsefeathering good.
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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:10 am

Soooo B1G is 1-6 so far in the ACC Challenge so far
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Postby bukie » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:49 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Soooo B1G is 1-6 so far in the ACC Challenge so far

Related note, home teams are 6-1 in the challenge so far.
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Postby The_Achiever » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:02 pm

Illinois got hosed last night; I had forgot what a joke it is to play on the road in college basketball.

Defense looked like a problem, though. Hopefully Underwood can coach them up in that regard.
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Postby bd811 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:49 pm

The_Achiever wrote:Illinois got hosed last night; I had forgot what a joke it is to play on the road in college basketball.

Defense looked like a problem, though. Hopefully Underwood can coach them up in that regard.


yeah, lots of questionable calls, but also some pretty poor basketball from illinois for a lot of that game. aaron jordan continues to be extremely impressive, though.
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:21 am

UMFan83 wrote:Soooo B1G is 1-6 so far in the ACC Challenge so far


Now 1-9 with Indiana/Duke, Nebraska/BC and Minnesota/Miami left to go
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:37 am

There's also ND/MSU tomorrow.
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Postby SpongeWorthy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:40 pm

i went down a trae young youtube rabbit hole last night after seeing his highlights on sportscenter

and uhh, he's steph curry
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:06 am

UNLV out-free throwing Illinois 8 billion to 3 right now. They were in the bonus at the first TV timeout of the 2nd half.
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Postby Derwood » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:58 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:UNLV out-free throwing Illinois 8 billion to 3 right now. They were in the bonus at the first TV timeout of the 2nd half.


And Sulley is nowhere to be found
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