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NCAA Mens B-Ball Official Thread

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BroChaos    1

wow, didn't hear about that. huge upset. bad start for my wolverines in the big 10 season, but seems like we held in there the whole game. not bad playing against a ranked team.

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Flyin Illini again, baby! Woot!

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Flyin Illini again, baby! Woot!

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Indiana's DJ White possibly out for the year now.

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BroChaos    1

damn that sucks. foot injury. i know how that is. i broke my foot like 6-8 months ago, and it still hurts when i walk sometimes. go big 10!

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b mitchell    0

14-0 and the #2 team in the nation. Did someone want to question if Florida was for real?

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kak    0

14-0 and the #2 team in the nation. Did someone want to question if Florida was for real?

What about WV? We're a 3 loss that has taken down two top 10 teams (ran a clinic on Oklahoma and beat 'Nova, both away games). We choked in the final seconds against Texas and didn't exactly play well in the pity match against Kentucky. LSU is good too (they almost beat UConn as well).

This year will be a good year for college hoops. Can't wait for March!

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b mitchell    0

What about WV? We're a 3 loss that has taken down two top 10 teams (ran a clinic on Oklahoma and beat 'Nova, both away games). We choked in the final seconds against Texas and didn't exactly play well in the pity match against Kentucky. LSU is good too (they almost beat UConn as well).

This year will be a good year for college hoops. Can't wait for March!

I give WV credit. THey should be ranked higher, however I think Florida deserves a lot of respect. Best start in school history.

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BroChaos    1

this is what i love about college basketball. we can argue rankings all we want. but in the end, all that matters is that you get in the tourney.

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j.nudd    0

Why was Indiana beating the Illini by 2 such an upset? The Hoosier fans acted like they were unranked and just took down an undefeated. Hell, even I figured the Illini would lose on the road in Hoosier country. Indiana is a great team and is going to be a phenomenal team come March.

However, I wish the Illini would get some foul calls like that at home.

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BroChaos    1

that was a hell of a comeback by the illini, i really thought they were gonna pull it off at the end. i think the big 10 is looking pretty good this year though, msu, illinois and IU all are playing well.

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bigbluepride35    0

that was a hell of a comeback by the illini, i really thought they were gonna pull it off at the end. i think the big 10 is looking pretty good this year though, msu, illinois and IU all are playing well.

Yup Big Ten and Big East teams that make it to the tourney should do well considering the insane competition they'll be facing within their conferences this year.

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j.nudd    0

Well, with Duke and Florida going down, there are no more unbeatens in the NCAA. I guess now the polls will get a bit of a shakeup at the top.

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bigbluepride35    0

Wow, all three remaining unbeatens going down on the same day? That's insane. And the fact that St. John's can upset both Louisville and Pitt shows how killer the Big East is.

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BroChaos    1

wow what a great day. glad i caught most of it. very disappointed with wisky though....losing at home like that.

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musicman    4

How bout them Vols?!!! May be a tournament bid in their future. Of course the women will do well as usual.

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kak    0

WVU lost to Marshall. Seriously, we're ranked #9.. lost to an unranked rivalry. Not exactly a clean game by any means (sloppy play, horrible stats, tons of no-calls). Oh well, another day.

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glazzz    0

Good games tonite, Big Blue upsets the Spartans, Seton Hall (who lost 93-40 to Duke) take out no. 14 NC state, Illinois takes Minnesota to the woodshed...Big Ten = toughest conference in the nation.

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bigbluepride35    0

Good games tonite, Big Blue upsets the Spartans, Seton Hall (who lost 93-40 to Duke) take out no. 14 NC state, Illinois takes Minnesota to the woodshed...Big Ten = toughest conference in the nation.

That's debatable. While i think the Big Ten is killer the Big East is just as tough, if not tougher. I personally believe the latter. Anyway, should be grueling for teams in both conferences and gut-wrenching for fans. I think the Big East can squeeze 8 teams into the tourney while the Big Ten will get 7. We'll see how it pans out but that's my personal oppinion.

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j.nudd    0

That's debatable. While i think the Big Ten is killer the Big East is just as tough, if not tougher. I personally believe the latter. Anyway, should be grueling for teams in both conferences and gut-wrenching for fans. I think the Big East can squeeze 8 teams into the tourney while the Big Ten will get 7. We'll see how it pans out but that's my personal oppinion.

Pertaining to whether the Big Ten or Bi East is better, I think you have to look at the teams at the bottom, not the top. The Big Ten only has 1 team with an overall losing record, the Big East has 2. The Big Ten has a higher percentage of ranked teams than the Big East does (46% Big Ten vs. 38% of Big East). The Big Ten's home winning percentage is staggering as well.

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glazzz    0

Pertaining to whether the Big Ten or Bi East is better, I think you have to look at the teams at the bottom, not the top. The Big Ten only has 1 team with an overall losing record, the Big East has 2. The Big Ten has a higher percentage of ranked teams than the Big East does (46% Big Ten vs. 38% of Big East). The Big Ten's home winning percentage is staggering as well.

Illini are 90-3 at home since '99. Last I heard Ann Arbor was a ######. :laugh:

does anyone else feel like all Duke does is run up the score? Tonight for example, they were winning by 20 and they still had Redick-ulous and Williams out on the floor bombing 3's...I don't feel that his 30+ point performances are that great, especially considering how they play. (Meanwhile the commentators go on and on about how Duke is such a "class act" as a program and how JJ only takes good shots that his offense creates for him...blah...blah..freakin' blah. If you ask me they have to always run up the score because someone has self-esteem issues.) Regarding Bilas' pick to have co-players of the year, IMO, Morrison is a better pick.

The great minds at ESPN also commentated on how depth (or Duke's lack of) doesn't really matter when it comes to the Big Dance...does anyone else think that is majorly retarded?

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BroChaos    1

everything espn says regarding duke is retarded. thats to be expected.

just wanna give props to the wolverines. back to back wins against michigan state and wisconsin, both top 25 teams. hpoefullyh these wins will up us make the tourney this year.

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kak    0

Pertaining to whether the Big Ten or Bi East is better, I think you have to look at the teams at the bottom, not the top. The Big Ten only has 1 team with an overall losing record, the Big East has 2. The Big Ten has a higher percentage of ranked teams than the Big East does (46% Big Ten vs. 38% of Big East). The Big Ten's home winning percentage is staggering as well.

The Big East beats up on each other in basketball, kind of the same way the Big Ten does in football. That would explain bad records, rankings [because people are obviously bias, you can't deny it], and home advantage means nothing in the Big East granted the competition. Top the bottom, its the best. You might have a few dominate teams in the Big Ten, but that hardly constitutes a dominate conferance.

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mattmatik    76

The great minds at ESPN also commentated on how depth (or Duke's lack of) doesn't really matter when it comes to the Big Dance...does anyone else think that is majorly retarded?

Yeah, I don't really understand that. Hasn't history shown (and proven) that you need good production off the bench during the tournament to make a quality, deep run. Look at Arizona last year. They had a badass starting 5 with Salim Stoudamire, Hassan Adams, and Channing Frye leading the way. Well, Stoudamire flat out ran out of gas in the championship against Illinois and nobody on the Zona bench was capable of coming in and providing enough help. Meanwhile, Illinois could bring in 3-deep off the bench and get some quality minutes.

From what I've seen of Duke this year (3 games) I don't think they can make a big run in the tournament even with Redick launching 40+. Of course, the NCAA tournament never goes as planned and is the one playoff system that is damn near impossible to figure (which makes it the best post-season event in ANY sport). After watching tonights Texas-Oklahoma game, I'm really liking Oklahoma right now. If they can get Taj Gray to play that hard night and night out, they have a chance to make an impact. And going back to the depth factor, this is also the reason UConn is the team to beat. They've got so many weapons and they can bring in guys off the bench to provide a lift.

Of course, the Gators will win it all though :)

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AJerman    761

GO SOONERS!!!! :D

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