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Game Thread: Wednesday - Dec 13, 2017 Games (NCAAM)

Discussion in 'College Basketball Forum' started by Altra, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Altra

    Altra Alabama Alumnus - Class of 2008 Supporting Member Level 1

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    Boston U (4-4) at UMass Lowell 5-5)
    5:00 PM ET on ESPN3

    #1 Villanova (10-0) at Temple (6-2)
    7:00 PM ET On ESPN2

    Savannah State (3-8) at #9 Texas A&M (8-1)
    8:00 PM ET on SECN+

    Longwood (3-6) at Illinois (7-4)
    8:00 PM ET on BTN

    Western Kentucky (6-3) at Wisconsin (4-7)
    8:00 PM ET on FS1

    Sam Houston State (5-4) at Ole Miss (4-4)
    8:00 PM ET on SECN+

    New Orleans (2-5) at SMU (7-3)
    8:00 PM ET on ESPN3

    Kennesaw State (1-7) at #24 Texas Tech (7-1)
    9:00 PM ET

    Houston (8-1) at LSU (5-2)
    9:00 PM ET on SECN

    Grand Canyon (7-2) at Boise State (9-1)
    9:00 PM ET

    Portland State (8-2) at Oregon (7-3)
    10:00 PM ET on PAC12
     



  2. Hitman Hart

    Hitman Hart The Triad's ACC Team

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    Temple/Nova is clearly the marquee game here.
     
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    Really important opportunities for teams like Houston and Boise State to get wins. Those wins could have some shelf life come Selection Sunday.
     
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    Yeah, Houston needs to beat LSU. Can't afford a slip up, because the committee has taken an odd stance against AAC bubble teams in the past few years.
     
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    Agreed, I don't think LSU is a tournament team, but getting a true road win against a P5 school could qualify as a quadrant 2 win when it's all said and done. And the AAC has what I would say a mixed bag of results this OOC.
     
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    Well, Houston falls @ LSU. This loss could haunt Houston in March.
     
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    LSU may be an improved team this year, and because of that, this loss could be very costly come March. LSU now has wins over Houston and Michigan. Only losses are to ND and Marquette on a neutral, so no shame in that. Should enter SEC play 10-2. If they can somehow finish conference play at .500, I think an at-large bid is in play. Obviously much easier said then done, in the much improved SEC.
     
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    Boise State manages to beat Grand Canyon. Say what you will, that is a huge win they could not afford to let that slip.
     
  9. BoiseStateFan27

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    Took quite the last moment shot and two overtimes to pull it off, but at least we won which beats the alternative...had we lost that one our At-Large hopes would almost be gone, and beating SMU on the road would have been a requirement....that would have been a very bad situation to be in
     
  10. ericd7633

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    I also think Grand Canyon has the potential to win the WAC this year, or get 2nd, which should end up being a top 100 win.
     
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    Hmmm didn't realize that, hopefully they do win the Wac then, we could use an extra bonus from this one

    I don't think we'll get another Loyola-Chicago type miracle