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Our 2016/17 College Basketball Thread

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  1. Dolgevillefootballfan

    Dolgevillefootballfan Well-Known Member

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    12/31 recap

    I read your complaints about referee's mistakes yesterday. Did it ruin the top-flight action? Let's see:

    Top 25:
    Villanova over Creighton 80-70

    Louisville over Indiana 77-62
    Virginia Tech upsets Duke 89-75 (Or as I like to call it, "Virginia Tech's coming-out party". So I don't think Duke should panic.)
    Georgia Tech upsets North Carolina 75-63 (This one, though, doesn't bode well for the Tar Heels.)
    Florida State over Virginia 60-58
    Xavier over Georgetown 81-76
    Notre Dame over Pittsburgh 78-77 in OT

    Other big games:
    Clemson over Wake Forest 73-68
    Murray State over Tennessee State 92-83 (Whoopsie)
    Rider over Monmouth 93-90 in OT (Whoopsie)
    Miami over NC State 81-63
    Santa Clara over San Francisco 72-58 (Whoopsie)
    Fresno State over Nevada 77-76
     



  2. Dolgevillefootballfan

    Dolgevillefootballfan Well-Known Member

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    January 1st and 2nd

    With a new year comes new promise, and thank god 2016 is over. How will 2017 begin? Let's see: (All times are Eastern)

    Sunday:
    Nebraska @ Maryland (12:00)
    Syracuse @ Boston College (12:00)
    Illinois State @ Loyola-Chicago (2:00)
    Michigan @ Iowa (2:15)
    Game of the Day: Providence @ Butler (3:00)
    Minnesota @ Purdue (4:30)
    Marquette @ Seton Hall (4:30)

    New Mexico @ San Diego State (5:00)
    Colorado @ Utah (6:30)
    Ohio State @ Illinois (7:00)
    Arizona @ Stanford (8:00)

    Monday:
    Lehigh @ Boston University (2:00)
    Mississippi Valley State @ Arkansas-Pine Bluff (8:30)
    Game of the Day: UL-Lafayette @ Little Rock (9:00)

    By Tuesday, the madness will start up again. So with that upcoming, I now take my leave to watch the madness take place. And my analysis will resume around February 18th.
    But that doesn't mean you won't see me 'till them. From time to time, I'll pop up when you least expect it...
     
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    With the Big East and WCC having similar makeup since 2013, there are probably a growing number of WCC fans who say their conference is just as good as their eastern counterparts (that is, the Big East) and even the A10 and the Power 5, and that the WCC's mid-major label is inaccurate.

    Well with teams like Gonzaga and Saint Mary's in the fold, and consistently being a multi-bid league, you can make the argument that the WCC should no longer be considered a mid-major conference.
     
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    Please stop trying to compare the WCC and the Big East. The mid-major label is very accurate for the WCC. If the 4th best team in a conference isn't considered a top 150 team, you're a mid-major league. By contrast the 4th best team in the Big East is Xavier(at least this year, as it looks) and they're ranked in the top 20.
     
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    WCC is the absolute definition of a mid-major. Gonzaga is not, the WCC is.
     
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  7. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    1/7: Action outside of the Top 25

    Surprised to see me here? Well, yes I did say I was on hiatus. But during these long Saturday's, the least I can do is give you some form of help.
    Outside the Top 25, there's still a good number of games, and the least I can do during this period of "figuring things out" is show them to you: (All times are Eastern)

    Pittsburgh @ Syracuse (12:00)
    UMass @ VCU (1:00)
    Maryland @ Michigan (3:15)
    Mississippi State @ LSU (3:30)
    Furman @ Chattanooga (5:00)
    Alabama A&M @ Mississippi Valley State (5:00) (One of these teams is gonna get their 1st win of the year in this game!)
    Ole Miss @ Auburn (6:00)
    Vanderbilt @ Alabama (7:00)
    Nevada @ New Mexico (11:15)
     
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    dillon brooks doing his best grayson allen.....
     
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    Haven't been following much now but looking at ESPN bracketology good to see my Tar Heels as a 2 seed to them right now.
     
  10. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    How can one be lousy and at the same time be considered a top 25 team? Yes Minnesota sucked last year, this year appears to be different.
     
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    Not sure the point of this?
     
  14. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Read the whole post, sir. I know that Minnesota is good this year, but you gotta admit: The fact they're in the Top 25 one season after going 8-23 is remarkable.
     
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    It is pretty remarkable, I honestly was hoping for a .500 season this year. Now it's looking like we may finish in the top 4 of the conference, but as other Gophers fan know, nothing is ever going to go according to plan, or come easy.
     
  16. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    January 14th: Games outside of the Top 25

    Again, I briefly return from hiatus to give you guys a public service: The big games you NEED to see outside of the Top 25 rankings: (All times are Eastern)

    Miami @ Pittsburgh (12:00)
    UConn @ Georgetown (12:00)
    Texas A&M @ Mississippi State (1:00)
    Marshall @ UAB (1:00)
    Nebraska @ Michigan (2:00)
    Eastern Michigan @ Ohio (3:30)
    Houston @ UCF (4:00)
    Iowa State @ TCU (5:30)

    Maryland @ Illinois (6:00)
    Louisiana Tech @ Old Dominion (6:00)
    Nevada @ Wyoming (6:00)
    Wichita State @ Illinois State (8:00)
    North Dakota @ Montana (9:00)
    CSU-Bakersfield @ New Mexico State (9:00)
     
  17. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    January 21st: Games outside of the Top 25

    It looks like you guys are just "letting it all happen" on the basketball courts... just like me. But at least let me give you games outside of the Top 25 that could be good today: (All times are Eastern)

    Georgia @ Texas A&M (12:00)
    Wake Forest @ NC State (2:00)
    Boston University @ Bucknell (2:00)
    Illinois @ Michigan (2:15)
    Alabama @ Auburn (4:00)
    Michigan State @ Indiana (4:00)
    Houston @ SMU (6:00)

    Fresno State @ Nevada (6:00)
    Winthrop @ Liberty (7:00)
     
  18. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    January 28th: Games outside of the Top 25

    Have you SEEN the upsets that's been happening this week? That's one of the reasons why I'm keeping quiet; everyone's still feeling each other out.
    And it'll most likely be the same thing this weekend... even outside of the rankings. Let me show you what I mean: (All times are Eastern)

    UCF @ Tulsa (1:30)
    Kansas State @ Tennessee (2:00)
    Furman @ UNC-Greensboro (2:00)
    St. Bonaventure @ Rhode Island (2:00)
    Providence @ Marquette (2:30)
    Arkansas @ Oklahoma State (4:00)
    Chattanooga @ East Tennessee State (4:00)
    New Mexico @ Nevada (4:00)
    Mississippi State @ Alabama (6:00)
    Auburn @ TCU (6:00)
    Louisiana Tech @ Middle Tennessee (6:00)
    Vermont @ Stony Brook (7:00)
     
  19. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    February 4th: Games outside of the Top 25

    Say a prayer for the people of Chapel Hill, North Carolina for their water issues, and then take a look at the games outside of the rankings today that look good: (All times are Eastern)

    Akron @ Ohio (12:00)
    Texas @ TCU (1:00)
    Miami @ NC State (3:00)
    VCU @ St. Bonaventure (4:00)
    North Carolina Central @ Morgan State (4:00)
    Utah @ Stanford (4:30)
    Memphis @ UCF (5:00)
    Ohio State @ Michigan (6:00)
    SMU @ Tulsa (7:00)
    Princeton @ Harvard (7:00)
    USC @ Washington State (8:00)
    Illinois State @ Wichita State (8:00) (Seriously, this one is BIG.)

    Now if you excuse me, I need to go back to watching "Hell's Kitchen" on YouTube.
     
  20. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    February 11th: Games outside of the Top 25

    Reason #14 why I'm staying away from the CBB action until further notice: The Duke Blue Devils. 3 weeks ago, everyone thought they were done. Now with a win over North Carolina, Duke looks ready to be a national title contender.
    For today, here are the games outside of places like Duke and Saint Mary's: (All times are Eastern)

    Seton Hall @ St. John's (12:00)
    Marquette @ Georgetown (12:00)
    Richmond @ La Salle (2:00)
    Arkansas State @ UT-Arlington (5:30)
    Auburn @ Ole Miss (6:00)
    Columbia @ Princeton (6:00)
    Harvard @ Yale (7:00)