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Who will make a good early impression? (2017-18 CBB thread, Part 1)

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  1. Hitman Hart

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    I mean, I know its Norfolk State, but losing to a D3 school is horrible.
     



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    bigger season ufs egor koulechov or uncs cam johnson?
     
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  4. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    11/14 recap

    Before I move forward, a brief look at the Champions Classic.

    For Duke vs. Michigan State, it was a great performance by Grayson Allen as the Blue Devils pull away late. As for Kansas vs. Kentucky, :tsk: So close ONCE AGAIN for Callpari, but Kansas beats him again.

    Oh, and here's what else happened yesterday:

    Purdue over Marquette 86-71
    Florida State over George Washington 87-67 (FSU finally joins us this season!)
    UConn over Stony Brook 72-64 (OK... Things ALREADY look better for UConn this season than it did last season.)
    Liberty over Wake Forest 79-66 (It's Liberty's first non-conference win on the road in almost 5 years! ...And ACC fans are not pleased. Neither is Georgia Southern.)
    Utah Valley over Idaho State 84-71 (Utah Valley's 3rd straight road game... and they actually win it this time.)
    Eastern Washington upsets Stanford 67-61 (Whoopsie)
     
  5. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Wednesday, November 15th

    A little warning: Starting tomorrow, the holiday tournaments get under way. So if you're traveling to any of those events, good luck! Oh, and let's hope that the Maui Invitational goes as well as the organizers hope it will.
    Before that, however, let's look at what's on tap for today: (All times are Eastern)

    Indiana @ Seton Hall (6:30)
    Montana @ Penn State (7:00)
    Niagara @ Minnesota (8:00)
    Butler @ Maryland (8:30)
    Game of the Day: Creighton @ Northwestern (9:00)

    South Dakota @ TCU (9:00)

    Hmmm... Looks like most everyone had already left for the tournaments. Oh well, Creighton @ Northwestern still looks pretty good!
     
  6. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    11/15 recap

    Before we begin, I need to rant a little bit about this whole "PK80" tournament.
    Look, I get it. Phil Knight and his shoe company is now imbedded within the culture of basketball, so if you want to do something to honor his legacy, then fine. Making an 8-team CBB tournament, fine. But 2 of them?! At the same time? That's just too freaking confusing for me.

    OK... I just had to get that off my chest, so I can focus on yesterday's action:

    Seton Hall over Indiana 84-68
    Creighton over Northwestern 92-88 (Ah, I'm not gonna call this one an upset.)
    UCLA over Central Arkansas 106-101 in OT
    Manhattan over St. Francis (PA) 80-79 in OT
    UTSA over Texas State 79-78
    Maryland over Butler 79-65
     
  7. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Thursday, November 16th

    As you just saw, yesterday wasn't that exciting. But with tourneys about to tip off in places like Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and New York City, it's needless to say that's about to change. Let me cut out the middle-man and give you the skinny on today's action (All times are Eastern):

    2K Classic [From Madison Square Garden]:
    Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis (7:00)
    Providence vs. Washington (30 minutes after previous game)

    Puerto Rico Tip-Off [From Conway, SC]:
    Illinois State vs. South Carolina (11:30 A.M)
    Boise State vs. UTEP (Around 2:00)
    Iowa State vs. Appalachian State (5:30)
    Tulsa vs. Western Michigan (Around 8:00)

    Charleston Classic [From Charleston, SC]:
    Auburn vs. Indiana State (11:30 A.M)
    Old Dominion vs. Temple (30 minutes after above game)
    Clemson vs. Ohio (5:00)
    Dayton vs. Hofstra (Around 7:30)
    Other big games:
    Nebraska @ St. John's (6:30)

    Southern Miss @ Michigan (7:00)
    Belmont @ Middle Tennessee (7:30)
    Missouri @ Utah (8:00)
    Game of the Day: Xavier @ Wisconsin (8:30)

    And by the way, Puerto Rico could still use your help [and your donations]!
     
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    His mom said he is everything is fine.....sounds minor still. Hip thing we think. I think he should be back by Orlando next week
     
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    I hope he is ok. I hate any and all injuries to any of these kids.
     
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    11/16 recap

    I join the chorus of people wishing Michael Porter Jr. well. And not just because Utah kicked Missouri's butt last night.

    Did anybody else get embarrassed yesterday? You'd be surprised!

    Puerto Rico Tip-Off [From Myrtle Beach]:
    Illinois State upsets South Carolina 69-65

    Boise State over UTEP 58-56; will meet Illinois State in semis
    Iowa State over Appalachian State 104-98
    Tulsa over Western Michigan 81-74; will meet Iowa State in semis

    Charleston Classic:

    Auburn over Indiana State 83-64
    Temple over Old Dominion 76-65; will meet Auburn in semis
    Clemson over Ohio 81-76
    Hofstra over Dayton 72-69; will meet Clemson in semis [I actually watched this game!]

    2K Classic Semis:
    Saint Louis upsets Virginia Tech 77-71
    (Whoopsie)
    Providence over Washington 77-70
    Other big games:
    Xavier over Wisconsin 80-70

    St. John's over Nebraska 79-56
    Belmont over Middle Tennessee 69-63
     
  12. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Friday, November 17th

    While I sit through MTV Live playing Kesha's "Praying" video for the 200th time, I'm sifting through the tourneys to give you the scoop. And yes, the "Islands of the Bahamas Showcase" is a REAL tournament. Keep that in mind as we look at today's slate (All times are Eastern):

    Islands of the Bahamas Showcase:
    Bradley vs. Vermont (11:00 A.M)
    Coastal Carolina vs. UTSA (2:00)
    Northern Kentucky vs. James Madison (5:00)
    Weber State vs. Iona (8:00)

    Charleston Classic Semifinals [From Charleston, SC]:
    Auburn vs. Temple (11:00 A.M)
    Clemson vs. Hofstra (9:30)

    Paradise Jam [From Lynchburg, Virginia]:
    Mercer vs. Liberty (12:00)
    Houston vs. Drexel (Around 2:30)
    Colorado vs. Quinnipiac (6:00)
    Wake Forest vs. Drake (Around 8:30)

    Puerto Rico Tip-Off Semifinals [From Conway, SC]:
    Illinois State vs. Boise State (1:00)
    Iowa State vs. Tulsa (7:00)

    2K Classic [From Madison Square Garden]:
    Virginia Tech vs. Washington (5:00)
    Final: Saint Louis vs. Providence (30 minutes after above game)
    Other big games:
    Tulane vs. Colorado State {From Montego Bay, Jamaica} (2:00)
    Game of the Day: Virginia @ VCU (4:00)
    Georgia State @ Ole Miss (7:00)
    South Dakota State @ Kansas (8:00)
    Fresno State @ Arkansas (8:00)
    DePaul @ Illinois (8:30)

    And now I'm watching the latest 30 Seconds to Mars video... and I'm feeling sad. Pardon me for a moment...
     
  13. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    11/17 recap

    Unless you count Louisville fighting off Omaha, nothing really happened in the world of the Top 25 yesterday. So let's see what happened everywhere else:

    Charleston Classic Semis:
    Temple over Auburn 88-74
    Clemson over Hofstra 78-59

    Islands of the Bahamas Showcase:
    Vermont over Bradley 65-64
    Northern Kentucky over James Madison 87-78
    Iona over Weber State 80-72; will meet Northern Kentucky in semis
    Coastal Carolina over UTSA 83-69; will meet Vermont in semis

    Puerto Rico Tip-Off Semis:
    Boise State over Illinois State 82-66
    Iowa State over Tulsa 80-78

    Paradise Jam:
    Mercer over Liberty 63-48
    Drexel over Houston 84-80; will face Mercer in semis
    Colorado over Quinnipiac 70-69 (A near "Whoopsie" for Colorado here)
    Drake over Wake Forest 77-74; will meet Colorado in semis

    2K Classic:
    Consolation game:
    Virginia Tech over Washington 103-79
    Final: Providence over Saint Louis 90-63
    Other big games:
    Tulane over Colorado State 80-53
    Virginia over VCU 76-67
    Elon over Florida International 95-87 in 3-OT's
    Ole Miss over Georgia State 77-72
    Lehigh over Siena 91-90
    Arkansas over Fresno State 83-75
    Illinois over DePaul 82-73

    Oh, and a small warning to you guys: There are NO ranked teams playing today.
     
  14. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Saturday, November 18th

    With football wrapping up for some schools today, basketball may not be a high priority today. But let me see if ANYTHING interesting will be on over the next few hours (All times are Eastern)

    Hall of Fame Tip-Off [From Uncasville, CN]:
    Game of the Day: Texas Tech vs. Boston College (12:00)

    La Salle vs. Northwestern (Around 2:30)

    Paradise Jam Semifinals [From Lynchburg, VA]:

    Mercer vs. Drexel (6:00)
    Colorado vs. Drake (Around 8:30)

    Islands of the Bahamas Showcase Semifinals:

    Vermont vs. Coastal Carolina (5:00)
    Northern Kentucky vs. Iona (8:00)
    Other big games:
    Furman @ Butler (2:00)
    Fairfield @ Purdue (7:00)
    Oakland @ Toledo (7:00)
    UT-Arlington @ BYU (9:30)

    Hmmm... A few games, but the REAL fun stuff resumes on Sunday!
     
  15. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    11/18 recap (AKA: What happened while the Grand Slam of Darts was beginning)

    Hall of Fame Tip-Off Semis:
    Texas Tech over Boston College 75-64
    Northwestern over La Salle 82-74

    Paradise Jam:
    Consolation:
    Houston over Liberty 68-66
    Semifinal: Mercer over Drexel 78-59
    Semifinal: Colorado over Drake 86-81

    Islands of the Bahamas Showcase Semis:
    Vermont over Coastal Carolina 80-67
    Northern Kentucky over Iona 85-72​

    Other big games:

    Gonzaga over Utah State 79-66
    Toledo over Oakland 87-74
    Maryland over Bucknell 80-78 (A near "Whoopsie" for the Terps.)
    UT-Arlington over BYU 89-75
     
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    Sunday, November 19th

    If my last post looked boring, it was because nothing much happened yesterday. At least when you tune in to CBB action today, you'll see some good finals, so let's get to it! (All times are Eastern)

    Islands of the Bahamas Showcase:
    Consolation:
    Weber State vs. Bradley (Around 2:00)
    Championship: Northern Kentucky vs. Vermont (8:00)

    Paradise Jam [From Lynchburg, VA]:
    Consolation:
    Wake Forest vs. Houston (Around 2:30)
    Championship: Colorado vs. Mercer (8:30)

    Hall of Fame Tip-Off [From Uncasville, CT]:
    Consolation:
    Boston College vs. La Salle (3:00)
    Final: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech (30 minutes after above game)

    Charleston Classic [From Charleston, SC]:
    Consolation:
    Old Dominion vs. Dayton (3:30)
    Consolation: Auburn vs. Hofstra (7:00)
    Championship: Clemson vs. Temple (Around 9:30)

    Puerto Rico Tip-Off [From Conway, SC]:
    Consolation:
    Illinois State vs. Tulsa (5:00)
    Championship: Boise State vs. Iowa State (Around 7:30)

    Other big games:
    Monmouth @ Virginia (1:00)

    Northeastern @ Ohio State (2:00)
    Marshall @ Illinois (5:00)
    South Florida @ Indiana (6:00)
    USC @ Vanderbilt (8:00)

    And by the way, the Maui Invitational starts tomorrow!
     
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    11/19 recap

    USC vs. Vanderbilt - Game Summary - November 19, 2017 - ESPN
    Great stuff over in Nashville last night! And a strong performance by Jordan McLaughlin, to boot.
    As for the rest of Sunday, here's what happened:

    Charleston Classic:
    Consolation:
    Ohio over Indiana State 96-94 in 4-OT's
    Championship: Temple over Clemson 67-60

    Paradise Jam:
    Consolation:
    Houston over Wake Forest 78-73
    Consolation: Drake over Drexel 90-88 in 2-OT's
    Championship: Colorado over Mercer 79-70

    Islands of the Bahamas Showcase:
    Consolation:
    Bradley over Weber State 70-64
    Championship: Vermont over Northern Kentucky 66-64

    Other big games:
    Georgia over Texas A&M-CC 68-65 (Another near "Whoopsie")
    Virginia over Monmouth 73-53
    Hall of Fame Tip-Off Final: Texas Tech over Northwestern 85-49
    Milwaukee over Elon 72-71
    Detroit over Houston Baptist 116-109 in OT
    Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship: Iowa State over Boise State 75-64
     
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    Monday, November 20th

    So the Maui Invitational begins today, with it's arch-rival "The Battle 4 Atlantis" soon to follow. And I'll give the tourney in Maui proper respect by... leaving it to the rest of you guys.
    But everything else is fair game, so here are the big games you can watch if you DON'T want to look at the action in Maui: (All times are Eastern)

    Gulf Coast Showcase [From Estero, FL]:
    Manhattan vs. UMKC (11:00 A.M)
    Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Kentucky (Around 1:30)
    Penn vs. Northern Illinois (5:00)
    Florida Atlantic vs. Towson (Around 7:30)

    Cayman Islands Classic [From George Town in the Cayman Islands]:
    UL-Lafayette vs. Iowa (12:00)
    Wyoming vs. South Dakota State (Around 2:30)
    UAB vs. Richmond (5:00)
    Buffalo vs. Cincinnati (Around 7:30)

    MGM Resorts Main Event [From the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas]:
    Rice vs. UNLV (10:00)
    Ole Miss vs. Utah (Around 12:30 A.M)

    Legends Classic [From Brooklyn, NY]:
    Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State (7:00)

    Penn State vs. Pittsburgh (Around 9:30)

    Hall of Fame Classic [From Kansas City, MO]:
    Game of the Day: UCLA vs. Creighton (7:00)
    Baylor vs. Wisconsin (Around 9:30)
    Other big games:
    Oakland @ Syracuse (7:00)
    Troy @ Kentucky (8:00)
    North Carolina @ Stanford (11:30)

    Yep! This is the week where things REALLY get good for college basketball fans. Enjoy it, folks!
     
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    I watched that USC v. Vanderbilt game. Amazing performances from both teams. A lot of swings in momentum both ways

    Fisher-Davis is a stud.
     
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    11/20 recap

    A quick recap of the Maui Invitational before we proceed here: Notre Dame will face LSU (who upset Michigan in their game) in one semifinal, while Marquette will face Califor... WHAT?! Wichita State actually CAME BACK from that 18-point deficit?! I thought they were history!

    *Huff*... *Puff*... Okay. Let's see the rest of the big games:

    Cayman Islands Classic:
    Cincinnati over Buffalo 73-67
    Richmond over UAB 63-50; will meet Cincinnati in semis
    UL-Lafayette over Iowa 80-71 (Whoopsie)
    Wyoming over South Dakota State 77-65; will meet UL-Lafayette in semis

    Hall of Fame Classic:
    Baylor over Wisconsin 70-65
    Creighton over UCLA 100-89


    Legends Classic:
    Texas A&M over Oklahoma State 72-55
    Penn State over Pittsburgh 85-54

    Gulf Coast Showcase:
    UMKC over Manhattan 74-63
    Georgia Southern over Missouri State 74-73; will meet UMKC in semis
    Penn over Northern Illinois 93-80
    Towson over Florida Atlantic 76-52; will meet Penn in semis

    MGM Grand Main Event:
    UNLV over Rice 95-68
    Utah over Ole Miss 83-74​

    Other big games:
    North Carolina over Stanford 96-72

    Kentucky over Troy 70-62
    Missouri over Emporia State 67-62 (Oh, man! That almost was a disaster for Missouri!)