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Our 2016/17 College Basketball Thread

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  1. Dolgevillefootballfan

    Dolgevillefootballfan Well-Known Member

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    For a long time, preseason polls in college basketball has been met with a "Seriously, who f---ing cares?" (As opposed to CFB preseason polls, which are only met with a "Who cares?").

    That's where people like me step in: Forget about the "Naismith award" or preseason polls! No, instead I give you what really matters: Analysis and picks for the best games! Details coming soon...
     



  2. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Schedule for the 2016/17 season

    Now with the season starting in 9 days, it's best if I give you my plans for the posts I'll make on this thread.

    For the first 2 months, I'll be sifting through all the games to find you the best events and can't miss match-up's. (So if my posts look a little robotic, that's why.) And that includes full tournament schedules!

    Then come January, we'll begin seeing which teams start improving as conference play heats up... all the way 'till late February, when the conference tournaments begin. (And yes, I'll share links to important news stories during the season as well.)
    So hopefully, we'll have a good season and not have to worry about messes at Louisville, North Carolina, and SMU ever again. We can only hope, right?
     
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    We already have early season tournament threads, no need to duplicate them by taking up extra space.
     
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    Final Four Picks

    My picks for the Final Four... Well, I think Kansas is overdue to return there. The obligatory ACC team will be Duke. Xavier will come out of the Big East, and for a wild card I think Purdue will survive a rough Big 10 to reach Phoenix.
     
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    Armed Forces Classic

    Well, it's only 1 more day until we get started.

    The first major event of the season comes to us from Hawaii, as we get 2 good match-ups to celebrate our military veterans.

    First, there's Arizona vs. Michigan State (7:00 EST). It'll be fun to see Arizona's Allonzo Trier go up against all of those strong newbies from Michigan State. Thing is, can those newbies play well right off the bat?
    Then we'll have Kansas vs. Indiana. On paper Kansas should roll, but Thomas Bryant should not be doubted. The key here will be if Bryant can get help from his teammates.

    As for the rest of the games tomorrow, stay tuned!
     
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    Friday, November 11th

    Time for me to do my job: Sifting through all the CBB games to find the ones worth watching. Here's what to watch tomorrow (excluding the Armed Forces Classic):


    Louisiana Tech @ South Carolina (6:30)
    Vanderbilt @ Marquette (6:30) [on CBS Sports Network]
    Stephen F. Austin @ Kentucky (7:00)
    Chattanooga @ Tennessee (7:00)
    Georgia @ Clemson (7:00)
    Marist @ Duke (7:00)
    Wagner @ UConn (7:00)
    Florida Gulf-Coast @ Florida (7:30)
    Ohio State @ Navy (9:00)
    North Carolina @ Tulane (9:00)
    Harvard @ Stanford [From Shanghai, China] (11:00)
    Nevada @ Saint Mary's (11:00)

    Cable Car Classic (From Santa Clara)
    Tennessee State vs. UC-Davis (7:30)
    Northern Arizona vs. Santa Clara (Around 10:00)
    And now, let's all say a prayer that this season's national title game will be as good as the last one...
     
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    Michigan State opened at a -1.5 and now it's -1. Kansas opened as a -6.5 and now it's -5.
     
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    You appear to be out of the loop regarding Trier
     
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    Here are games involving teams who are in my projections to join new conferences, sorted by the conference they are projected to join - the teams I see joining the specified conference are in bold:

    A-10
    12/6/2016 - Saint Bonaventure at Hofstra
    12/10/2016 - North Carolina-Wilmington at Saint Bonaventure
    ACC
    12/5/2016 - Connecticut VS. Syracuse (at New York City)
    America East
    12/28/2016 - New Jersey Tech at Stony Brook
    American
    11/17/2016 - East Carolina at North Carolina-Charlotte
    12/10/2016 - Tulane at Southern Mississippi
    Big 12
    11/30/2016 - Southern Methodist at Boise State
    12/7/2016 - Texas Christian at Southern Methodist
    12/17/2016 - Memphis at Oklahoma
    Big East
    12/3/2016 - Saint Joseph's at Villanova
    12/6/2016 - Villanova at La Salle (at the Palestra)
    Big West
    11/19/2016 - California-Santa Barbara at California State-Bakersfield
    12/27/2016 - California State-Bakersfield at California-Santa Barbara
    CAA
    11/19/2016 - Kennesaw State at Maryland-Baltimore County
    11/26/2016 - Campbell at VMI
    12/7/2016 - Maryland-Baltimore County at Mount Saint Mary's
    12/17/2016 - Towson at Maryland-Baltimore County
    C-USA
    11/11/2016 - Texas State VS. Florida Atlantic (at Honolulu)
    11/16/2016 - Jacksonville State at Western Kentucky
    11/25/2016 - Texas State at Texas-San Antonio
    11/30/2016 - Western Kentucky at Eastern Kentucky
    12/10/2016 - Jacksonville State at Louisiana-Monroe
    12/10/2016 - Louisiana Tech at Louisiana-Lafayette
    Horizon
    11/19/2016 - Chicago State at Oakland
    11/26/2016 - Indiana/Purdue-Indianapolis at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
    11/30/2016 - Chicago State at Illinois-Chicago
    12/19/2016 - Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Wisconsin-Green Bay
    12/28/2016 - Chicago State at Valparaiso
    MAAC
    11/26/2016 - Rider at Wagner
    12/6/2016 - Monmouth at Wagner
    MAC
    11/12/2016 - Cleveland State VS. Kent State (at Youngstown, OH)
    11/12/2016 - Akron at Youngstown State
    11/15/2016 - Youngstown State at Toledo
    11/30/2016 - Youngstown State at Robert Morris
    12/7/2016 - Western Michigan at Cleveland State
    12/17/2016 - Cleveland State at Ohio
    12/21/2016 - Buffalo at Robert Morris
    (RMU and CSU would be non-football members)
    MVC

    11/15/2016 - Drake at Missouri-Kansas City
    11/16/2016 - Southeast Missouri State at Western Illinois
    11/18/2016 - Southeast Missouri State at Bradley
    11/19/2016 - Western Illinois at Eastern Illinois
    11/28/2016 - Southeast Missouri State at Missouri-Kansas City
    11/29/2016 - Bradley at Eastern Illinois
    12/7/2016 - Missouri State at Southeast Missouri State
    12/10/2016 - Eastern Illinois at Western Illinois
    12/17/2016 - Southeast Missouri State at Missouri State
    12/21/2016 - Eastern Illinois at Indiana State
    MWC
    11/14/2016 - Wyoming at Montana
    12/7/2016 - San Jose State at Montana
    12/10/2016 - Montana at Wyoming
    OVC
    11/13/2016 - Lipscomb at Morehead State
    11/29/2016 - Lipscomb at Belmont
    12/1/2016 - Tennessee Tech at Lipscomb
    12/3/2016 - Tennessee State at Lipscomb
    12/6/2016 - Belmont at Lipscomb
    12/10/2016 - Morehead State at Lipscomb
    12/17/2016 - East Tennessee State at Morehead State
    12/17/2016 - Lipscomb at Tennessee Tech
    12/20/2016 - Lipscomb at Austin Peay State
    Patriot
    12/7/2016 - Air Force at Army
    SoCon
    11/11/2016 - Furman at Presbyterian
    11/22/2016 - Radford at Mercer
    11/28/2016 - Presbyterian at Citadel, The
    12/10/2016 - Furman at Gardner-Webb
    Southland
    11/16/2016 - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Texas-Rio Grande Valley
    11/29/2016 - Texas-Rio Grande Valley at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
    Summit
    12/7/2016 - North Dakota at North Dakota State
    12/16/2016 - North Dakota State at North Dakota
    Sun Belt
    11/29/2016 - Arkansas-Little Rock at Central Arkansas
    12/3/2016 - North Carolina-Asheville at Coastal Carolina
    12/4/2016 - Florida Gulf Coast at Georgia Southern
    12/10/2016 - Central Arkansas at Arkansas-Little Rock
    12/13/2016 - Georgia Southern at Florida Gulf Coast
    12/17/2016 - James Madison at Appalachian State
    12/19/2016 - Liberty at Lamar
    WAC
    11/23/2016 - Utah Valley at Denver

    All school names are referred to as full names and spelled out in full for my convenience

    There are many more schools I am projecting to change conferences.
     
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    Game day!! Stoked!
     
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    Top 25 action

    Arizona vs. Michigan State - Game Summary - November 11, 2016 - ESPN


    Man! ESPN must be ecstatic; they pay homage to our military veterans AND got 2 awesome games! Not only from these 2, but also from Indiana and Kansas. A grand show, for sure.
    As for the other Top 25 teams, here's what went down:

    (2)Kentucky over Stephen F. Austin 87-64
    (4)Villanova over Lafayette 88-48
    (7)Xavier over Lehigh 84-81
    (17)Saint Mary's over Nevada 81-63
    Wagner upsets (18)UConn 67-58
    (...You know what? Let's just forget about the Top 25 rankings for now, OK?)
     
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    11/11- Other games

    Did anyone else stumble besides UConn? If they did, it'll be a "Whoopsie" loss. For a team, a "Whoopsie loss" means this loss may hurt their NCAA Tournament chances in the future.
    So let's see what else happened yesterday:

    Marquette over Vanderbilt 95-71
    Ole Miss over Tennessee-Martin 86-83
    Clemson over Georgia 74-64
    Pittsburgh over Eastern Michigan 93-90 in 2-OT's
    Chattanooga over Tennessee 82-69 (I heard Chattanooga was highly regarded in preseason, so this isn't a big "Whoopsie" loss for the Vols.)
    Albany over Penn State 87-81 (Now this is a "Whoopsie" loss.)
    Nicholls State over Boston College 79-73 (Whoopsie... Well, not really; we all thought BC was gonna struggle this season.)
    Temple over La Salle 97-92 in OT
    Jacksonville State over Tulsa 84-73
    Northern Illinois over Indiana State 80-78 in OT
    Stanford over Harvard 80-70
     
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    Maryland almost stumbled. Our freshmen are really talented, they showed that last night, but they need to clean up the turnovers. Otherwise Georgetown will crush us on Tuesday.
     
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    November 12th and 13th

    After getting our feet wet yesterday, we continue our wade-in to the center of the Final Four pool. And while you're finishing your yard-work, here are the games to keep you company. (All times are Eastern):

    Saturday:
    Charleston Southern @ Florida State (1:00)
    Wofford @ LSU (2:00)
    Game of the Day: Grand Canyon @ Duke (5:30)
    Toledo @ Saint Joseph's (7:00)

    Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader (From Youngstown, OH):
    Kent State vs. Cleveland State (5:00)
    Akron vs. Youngstown State (7:45)​

    Sunday:
    Bucknell @ Wake Forest (2:00)
    New Mexico State @ Colorado State (4:00)
    Game of the Day: Chattanooga @ North Carolina (4:00)
    Duquesne @ Penn State (6:00)
    Yale @ Washington (7:00)
    Long Beach State @ Wichita State (8:00)

    Now if you excuse me, College Gameday (from Seattle) is calling me.
     
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    Oooo... You guys play Georgetown Tuesday? WOO! I'm there.
     
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    11/12 and 11/13 recap

    The last 2 days were just filled with "warm-up" games for the power teams. So, did anything happen? Let's see...


    Saturday:
    Kent State over Cleveland State 79-74 in OT
    Duke over Grand Canyon 96-61
    Saint Joseph's over Toledo 77-76

    Sunday:
    North Carolina over Chattanooga 97-57
    Colorado State over New Mexico State 64-61
    Cable Car Classic Final: Tennessee State over Santa Clara 69-61
    Cal State Fullerton over Portland State 106-100 in 2-OT's
    Yale over Washington 98-90 (Whoopsie)

    I guess Washington losing counts as "something" happening. But don't worry: The season REALLY begins tonight...
     
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    Champions Classic

    It's time for ESPN's annual 24-hour CBB marathon! And finishing it off is the now-annual "Champions Classic", where ESPN puts 4 "Grade-A" CBB programs into Madison Square Garden (or Chicago or Indiana, depending on the year) and just let the madness happens.

    At 7 P.M tomorrow, we start with Michigan State vs. Kentucky. Call me nuts, but dealing with Arizona right off the bat won't help the Spartans here.
    And then in the nightcap we have Duke vs. Kansas. That's all I really have to say about that one. (I got Kansas winning this game, by the way.)

    As for the other games in the marathon, that'll come later.