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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:41 pm

Seeding matters a lot.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by O Really » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:58 pm

Vrede too wrote:
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Seeding matters a lot.
Well, there is that.

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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:55 pm

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It began 2/11 with the loss at home vs. #4 Virginia 61 - 69. Probably will drop from #8.
Polls

Then, there's:
2/20 at #2 Duke
2/23 vs. #17 Florida State
2/26 vs. 17-8 Syracuse
3/2 at 15-9 Clemson
3/9 vs. #2 Duke again, regular season closer
19-5 UNC

Ut-oh.
Doesn't matter. If they win half of those, they'll still be alive on March 17 when the real season starts.
(Former?) #8 North Carolina 95, Wake Forest 57. That's just mean.

Clemson 55, #16 Louisville 56. :thumbup:
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:18 am

NCSU 78, #2 Duke 94. :thumbup:

#1 Tennessee 69, #5 Kentucky 86. :happy-cheerleaderkid:
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Re: College basketball

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AP Rankings

1 Duke Blue Devils 23-2, :thumbup:
2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 25-2
3 Virginia Cavaliers 22-2
4 Kentucky Wildcats 21-4
5 Tennessee Volunteers 23-2, ouch
6 Nevada Wolf Pack 24-1
7 Michigan Wolverines 23-3
8 North Carolina Tar Heels 20-5, no change, dodged a bullet

24 Maryland Terrapins 19-7

(28) Auburn Tigers 17-8, only 6-6 SEC
(29) Washington Huskies 20-5, same record as #8 UNC, is leading the weak Pac-12
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by O Really » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:27 pm

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(29) Washington Huskies 20-5, same record as #8 UNC, is leading the weak Pac-12
Carolina basketball always gets ranking breaks. Just like Carolina football never gets no respect.

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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:10 pm

O Really wrote:
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Carolina basketball always gets ranking breaks. Just like Carolina football never gets no respect.
That could be and I haven't seen the Huskies play this year, but I am pretty sure the Pac-12 sucks. UCLA and Arizona hoops glory seems long ago. Not one team is ranked.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:17 am

billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Wait - I thought everything before March is "pre-season." Are there real games?
Tonight was one, @Duke, congrats.

There may be for Duke if Zion listens to the pros telling me to go pro before he gets hurt.

Jinxed him, he went out with a knee early.
https://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com ... th-injury/
Weird one.
That'll complicate the polls. #1 didn't last very long, Gonzaga #1 now?
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by O Really » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:32 am

I'm sorry Zion was injured, but you gotta admit it's a fine day to wear the Carolina Blue when the 'Heels beat a #1 Duke at Cameron. I wouldn't be surprised to find there was a bit of rowdiness down on Franklin St.

Meanwhile, if you look up the definition of "marketing nightmare" you find a picture of Zion sitting there with his foot hanging out of his Nike. :lol:

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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:54 pm

O Really wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:32 am
I'm sorry Zion was injured, but you gotta admit it's a fine day to wear the Carolina Blue when the 'Heels beat a #1 Duke at Cameron. I wouldn't be surprised to find there was a bit of rowdiness down on Franklin St.

Meanwhile, if you look up the definition of "marketing nightmare" you find a picture of Zion sitting there with his foot hanging out of his Nike. :lol:
He's not playing tonight and @18-8 Syracuse is no pushover.

#16 Florida St 59
#8 @North Carolina 77
Congrats. Nice, could have only been better if played at FSU, but not this year. UNC will move up from #8, how far? An NCAA #1 seed is possible, at least #2 seems likely.

#5 Tennessee 80
#13 @LSU 82 OT
Wow, former #1 Vols choking in February.

billy.pilgrim, ouch.

Ohio St 62
#24 @Maryland 72
Ohio St isn't ranked, but it's no slouch at 17-10 and it's always good to beat it. Maryland is a solid 4th in the Big 10 and has probably locked up an NCAA slot.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:28 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:54 pm
O Really wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:32 am
I'm sorry Zion was injured ...
He's not playing tonight and @18-8 Syracuse is no pushover....
(former) #1 Duke 75
Syracuse 65
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:37 pm

O Really wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:32 am
I'm sorry Zion was injured, but you gotta admit it's a fine day to wear the Carolina Blue when the 'Heels beat a #1 Duke at Cameron. I wouldn't be surprised to find there was a bit of rowdiness down on Franklin St.

Meanwhile, if you look up the definition of "marketing nightmare" you find a picture of Zion sitting there with his foot hanging out of his Nike. :lol:
my bet is a marketing boom. their stock only dropped 1.7%, now if they can get Zion to wear their new and improved Super Shoe - money, money, money

I'm liking him more every time I watch him play
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:57 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:37 pm
my bet is a marketing boom. their stock only dropped 1.7%, now if they can get Zion to wear their new and improved Super Shoe - money, money, money

I'm liking him more every time I watch him play
Too bad he got injured. Nike could have found a way to make fun of themselves, but it would be in poor taste now.

Duke’s Zion Williamson to miss Tuesday’s game vs. Virginia Tech

Looking a bit worse than what was initially called a "mild sprain". Whatever, they're correct to want him back to 100% in 3 weeks.

#20 Virginia Tech is 21-6, not a pushover. The game is at Virginia Tech.

AP Rankings

1 Gonzaga 27-2, no surprise
2 Virginia 24-2
3 Duke 24-3 :thumbup: , could have been worse
4 Kentucky 23-4
5 North Carolina 22-5 :thumbup: , congrats O Really
6 Michigan State 23-5, ugh
7 Tennessee 24-3, could have been worse for them
8 Houston 26-1
9 Michigan 24-4
10 Marquette 23-4

17 Maryland 21-7 :thumbup: , 2/27 at weak 4-12/11-16 Penn State, 3/3 vs. #9 Michigan at Maryland

25 Washington 22-5 :thumbup: , congrats O Really, leading the hapless Pac-12 (maybe just 3 teams in MM, if that) by 3.5 games

(30) Auburn 18-9, bubble?
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:15 am

Vrede too wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:57 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:37 pm
my bet is a marketing boom. their stock only dropped 1.7%, now if they can get Zion to wear their new and improved Super Shoe - money, money, money

I'm liking him more every time I watch him play
Too bad he got injured. Nike could have found a way to make fun of themselves, but it would be in poor taste now.

Duke’s Zion Williamson to miss Tuesday’s game vs. Virginia Tech

Looking a bit worse than what was initially called a "mild sprain". Whatever, they're correct to want him back to 100% in 3 weeks.

#20 Virginia Tech is 21-6, not a pushover. The game is at Virginia Tech.

AP Rankings

1 Gonzaga 27-2, no surprise
2 Virginia 24-2
3 Duke 24-3 :thumbup: , could have been worse
4 Kentucky 23-4
5 North Carolina 22-5 :thumbup: , congrats O Really
6 Michigan State 23-5, ugh
7 Tennessee 24-3, could have been worse for them
8 Houston 26-1
9 Michigan 24-4
10 Marquette 23-4

17 Maryland 21-7 :thumbup: , 2/27 at weak 4-12/11-16 Penn State, 3/3 vs. #9 Michigan at Maryland

25 Washington 22-5 :thumbup: , congrats O Really, leading the hapless Pac-12 (maybe just 3 teams in MM, if that) by 3.5 games

(30) Auburn 18-9, bubble?
They're being cautious about Zion, as well they should - he's a monster.

He'll be back for Duke and so will Nike.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:11 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:15 am
Vrede too wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Duke’s Zion Williamson to miss Tuesday’s game vs. Virginia Tech

Looking a bit worse than what was initially called a "mild sprain". Whatever, they're correct to want him back to 100% in 3 weeks.

#20 Virginia Tech is 21-6, not a pushover. The game is at Virginia Tech.

AP Rankings

Former 3 Duke 24-3 :thumbup: , could have been worse

5 North Carolina 22-5 :thumbup: , congrats O Really
They're being cautious about Zion, as well they should - he's a monster.

He'll be back for Duke and so will Nike.
Duke is pretty mediocre without Zion.
@UNC > Syracuse :thumbup:

NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Zion Williamson to go No. 1, R.J. Barrett No. 4

1. ZION WILLIAMSON, Duke...
2. CAM REDDISH, Duke...

4. R.J. BARRETT, Duke...
5. DE’ANDRE HUNTER, Virginia...

8. NASSIR LITTLE, North Carolina...

11. NICKEIL ALEXANDER-WALKER, Virginia Tech...

17. TRE JONES, Duke...
18. COBY WHITE, North Carolina...
19. BRUNO FERNANDO, Maryland...

23. TY JEROME, Virginia...
ACC is killing it this year.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:26 am

Vrede too wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:11 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:15 am
Vrede too wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Duke’s Zion Williamson to miss Tuesday’s game vs. Virginia Tech

Looking a bit worse than what was initially called a "mild sprain". Whatever, they're correct to want him back to 100% in 3 weeks.

#20 Virginia Tech is 21-6, not a pushover. The game is at Virginia Tech.

AP Rankings

Former 3 Duke 24-3 :thumbup: , could have been worse

5 North Carolina 22-5 :thumbup: , congrats O Really
They're being cautious about Zion, as well they should - he's a monster.

He'll be back for Duke and so will Nike.
Duke is pretty mediocre without Zion.
@UNC > Syracuse :thumbup:

NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Zion Williamson to go No. 1, R.J. Barrett No. 4

1. ZION WILLIAMSON, Duke...
2. CAM REDDISH, Duke...

4. R.J. BARRETT, Duke...
5. DE’ANDRE HUNTER, Virginia...

8. NASSIR LITTLE, North Carolina...

11. NICKEIL ALEXANDER-WALKER, Virginia Tech...

17. TRE JONES, Duke...
18. COBY WHITE, North Carolina...
19. BRUNO FERNANDO, Maryland...

23. TY JEROME, Virginia...
ACC is killing it this year.

so, are you saying they are mediocre or are they killing it


I sure don't see Duke as mediocre
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:49 am

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:26 am
so, are you saying they are mediocre or are they killing it

I sure don't see Duke as mediocre
Without Zion Duke has lost to UNC and VT (both also ACC teams) and only beaten so-so Syracuse. Certainly not great. Despite that, the ACC is still doing very well overall.

AP Rankings

2 Virginia Cavaliers 24-2
(former) 3 Duke Blue Devils 24-4

5 North Carolina Tar Heels 23-5

18 (ugh) Florida State Seminoles 22-6

20 (and climbing) Virginia Tech Hokies 22-6

(26) Louisville Cardinals 18-10

Which conference would you say is doing better than the ACC?
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Re: College basketball

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25 Washington 22-5 :thumbup: , congrats O Really, leading the hapless Pac-12 (maybe just 3 teams in MM, if that) by 3.5 games
#25 Washington 73
@California 76

Darn, ranking lasted just a week. The Huskies are worse than:

#24 25-4 Wofford (Spartanburg, South Carolina, Undergraduates 1,692) 80
@Chattanooga 54

Go Terriers. :D
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Re: College basketball

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#13 LSU 74
@Alabama 69
Cool.

NCSU 73
@#18 Florida St. 78
Ugh, mostly because I hate Florida St.

#6 Michigan St. 62
@Indiana 63
Excellent, both for the NC teams and for the gymnast girls.

Penn St. 57
@#19 Wisconsin 61
Nice.

#24 Wofford 85
@Samford 64
:thumbup: Homeboys.

#4 Kentucky 52
@#7 Tennessee 71
Wow.

Miami (FL) 57
@#3 Duke 87
Sweet, but without Zion again. The conf. championship and MM are coming up quick, ut-oh.

UCF 69
@#8 Houston 64
Good for the NC teams and O Really . . . bad for billy.pilgrim :P .

13:15 2nd Half
#5 North Carolina 47
@Clemson 48
Ut-oh.

The only other game that matters today is if 20-10 @Saint Mary's somehow upsets #1 Gonzaga, 2200 ET.
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Re: College basketball

Unread post by O Really » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:25 pm

No ut-oh.
Except for Williams going down. Hopefully he's OK.

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