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No faffing about this season; we're starting fast! (2018/19 CBB Thread, part 1)

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  1. Dolgevillefootballfan

    Dolgevillefootballfan Well-Known Member

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    For the 4th year in a row, I bring to you a neutral voice to the world of college basketball. Nowadays, here's how a CBB season works:

    Part 1: November and December (Or as I call it "The Fun Phase"! We're all just learning about all of these teams, but there ARE some cool-looking games to watch, so let's just have fun with them.)
    Part 2: Early January to mid-February (This is where conference play begins for most teams. It's also when you should just stop complaining, sit down, and see if your team's a contender or not.)
    Part 3: Late February onwards (It's time to get serious. To play your way in [or out] of the NCAA's...)

    And I'm just here to give you guys the games worth watching, and some other CBB stories worth watching. And give credit to the schedule makers; this season they're not wasting any time as we're getting the "Champions Classic" on the very first day. And more is coming shortly...
     



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  3. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    No. But maybe this guy can:

    Penny Hardaway comes home
     
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  4. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Tuesday, November 6th

    It's all about the "Champions Classic" to start off this season, with Michigan State vs. Kansas and Duke vs. Kentucky. That's all you need!

    ...But if you are a weirdo who doesn't want to watch that, here are the other big games you can watch on this opening day:

    St. Francis (PA) @ Buffalo (4:00) [the first official Division 1 game of the 2018-19 season]
    North Carolina @ Wofford (7:00)
    UNC-Greensboro @ North Carolina A&T (7:30)
    Louisiana Tech @ Wichita State (8:00)
    South Alabama @ Auburn (9:00)
    Fort Wayne @ UCLA (9:00)
    Florida @ Florida State (9:00)
    UMBC @ Marquette (9:00)
    Western Kentucky @ Washington (10:30)
    BYU @ Nevada (11:00)

    And finally, I need to remind you that all of the times I will list on my threads throughout the season are Eastern standard time (Saves me the hassle of typing that up over and over again).
     
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    @DJ I don't know if you watch basketball, but the Mastodons are coming for you!

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  6. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    11/6 recap

    So in the "Champions Classic" we got Michigan State looking good, Kansas looking even better, and Duke circles around everybody with all of their new faces. Sounded like fun!
    Oh, and here are some other notable results on Opening Day:

    Top 25:
    Nevada over BYU 86-70
    North Carolina over Wofford 78-67
    Washington over Western Kentucky 73-55
    Florida State over Florida 81-60

    Other games:
    Stony Brook over George Washington 77-74 in OT [The first OT game of the season]
    Penn over George Mason 72-71
    NJIT over Colgate 81-78 in OT
    Campbell over UNC-Wilmington 97-93 in OT
    Louisiana Tech over Wichita State 73-58 (It'll all depend on what La-Tech does during the rest of the season, but this could be a bad "Whoopsie" loss for Wichita.)
    Arizona State over CS-Fullerton 102-94 in 2-OT's (Actually caught a little bit of this game!)
    Loyola-Chicago over UMKC 76-45
    Texas Southern upsets Baylor 72-69 (Whoopsie)
    New Mexico over CS-Northridge 87-84
     
  7. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    November 7th and 8th

    So the season is now officially underway... and the next 2 days are not Saturdays. That's why you need a guide like this; something that'll cut through all the BS to find you the GOOD games on any given day. So here's what the next 2 days has for us:

    Today:
    Game of the Day: Ohio State @ Cincinnati [6:00]

    Bucknell @ St. Bonaventure (7:00)
    CSU-Bakersfield @ TCU (9:00)
    Savannah State @ Texas A&M (9:30)

    Tomorrow:
    Morehead State @ UConn (7:00)
    Game of the Day: Evansville @ Illinois (8:00)
    Northwestern State @ SMU (8:00)

    Hmmm... Maybe I'll come back around Friday. I heard that things will pick up again by that time.
     
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    I'm watching Ohio State/Cincinati. Nothing spectacular but still a decent match to watch on Night 2 of the season.
     
  9. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    11/7 and 11/8 recap (AKA: What I watched while I was wondering "How are the Backstreet Boys still producing music?")

    Wednesday:
    TCU over CSU-Bakersfield 66-61
    Ohio State over Cincinnati 64-56
    Bucknell over St. Bonaventure 88-85 in OT
    Saint Peter's over Lafayette 93-86 in OT
    St. Edward's upsets UTSA 77-76 (St. Edward's is a Division II school, in case you're wondering.)

    Thursday:
    Louisville over Nicholls State 85-72
    Illinois over Evansville 99-60
     
  10. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Friday, November 9th

    So after a dull Wednesday and Thursday, things will now pick up again as some actual games will now take place. Do any of them take place on a boat? Let's see:

    Veterans Classic [From Annapolis, MD]:
    Wichita State vs. Providence (6:00)

    Maryland vs. Navy (Around 8:30)
    Other big games:
    Bowling Green @ St. John's (6:30)
    Southern Illinois @ Kentucky (7:00)
    North Carolina @ Elon (7:00)
    Missouri @ Iowa State (7:00)

    Lehigh @ Miami (7:00)
    Stanford @ UNC-Wilmington (7:00)
    Texas vs. Arkansas {From Fort Bliss, TX} (7:00)
    Austin Prey @ Mississippi State (7:30)
    UNC-Greensboro @ LSU (8:00)
    Buffalo @ West Virginia (9:00)
    UTEP @ New Mexico State (9:00)
    Game of the Day: Washington @ Auburn (9:30)

    Looks like that's a no. Good to know that college basketball's given that idea up!
     
  11. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    11/9 recap

    Buffalo vs. West Virginia - Box Score - November 9, 2018 - ESPN


    There you have it! The first big upset of the 2018-19 CBB season as Buffalo scores one for the MAC. Oh, and here's what else happened yesterday:

    Kentucky over Southern Illinois 71-59
    Auburn over Washington 88-66
    LSU over UNC-Greensboro 97-91
    Veterans Classic: Wichita State over Providence 83-80
    St. John's over Bowling Green 84-80
    Iowa State over Missouri 76-59
    Stony Brook upsets South Carolina 83-81
    (Whoopsie)
    Yale over California 76-59 (NOT a "Whoopsie" loss; Cal was only a 4-point favorite in this one)
    American over George Mason 78-75 in OT
    Northern Kentucky over Northern Illinois 88-85 in 2-OT's
    Furman over Loyola-Chicago 60-58
    UC-Irvine over Texas A&M 74-73
    (Whoopsie)
    California-Baptist over San Diego Christian 87-71 (Cal-Baptist wins their first-ever game as a Division I school!)

    And finally, there was this gem:
    Arkansas vs. Texas - Box Score - November 9, 2018 - ESPN
     
  12. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    November 10th and 11th

    There is now some snow on the ground in the town I'm in! ...Don't know if that's gonna help out the CBB games on this weekend, but let's try anyway:

    Today:
    North Carolina A&T @ Wake Forest (2:00)
    Western Michigan @ Ole Miss (4:00)
    William & Mary @ Duquesne (5:00)
    Holy Cross @ Michigan (7:30)
    Ball State @ Purdue (8:00)
    Illinois State @ Belmont (8:00)
    Game of the Day: Texas Southern @ Gonzaga (10:00)

    Tomorrow:

    Army @ Duke (1:00)
    Southern Miss @ SMU (3:00)
    Florida Atlantic @ UCF (3:00)
    Fort Wayne @ Ohio State (4:00) (That one's for you, @BoiseStateFan27)
    Sam Houston State @ Louisiana Tech (5:00)
    Florida State @ Tulane (7:00)
    Appalachian State @ Alabama (7:00)
    Game of the Day: Vanderbilt @ USC (9:00)
     
  13. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    11/10 and 11/11 recap

    Okay... Did anything happen this weekend in basketball?

    Saturday:
    Gonzaga over Texas Southern 104-67
    Purdue over Ball State 84-75
    Charleston over Western Carolina 77-74
    Lafayette over La Salle 77-76
    Charlotte over Oklahoma State 66-64 (Whoopsie)
    Delaware over Saint Peter's 78-75 in OT
    Saint Louis over Troy 62-58
    Idaho State over Boise State 72-70
    Loyola Marymount over UNLV 61-50

    Sunday:
    Florida State over Tulane 80-69
    Creighton over East Tennessee State 75-69
    Southern Miss over SMU 74-64
    Florida Atlantic upsets UCF 80-79 (Whoopsie)
    Alabama over Appalachian State 81-73
    Vanderbilt over USC 82-78
    Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic:
    North Texas over Hawaii 68-51
     
  14. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Monday, November 12th

    So the weekend did give us a few results, but let's see if we can get more results today with these games:

    Game of the Day: Stanford @ North Carolina (7:00)
    American @ Northwestern (8:00)
    Middle Tennessee @ Belmont (8:00)
    UL-Monroe @ Texas (8:00)
    Denver @ Kansas State (9:00)
    Vermont @ Kansas (9:00)
    Utah @ Minnesota (9:00)

    San Diego @ Washington (11:00)

    Cool. There'll be some goodies tonight, but tomorrow night will be better...
     
  15. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Tuesday, November 13th

    And since I'm here, I might as well give you the big games for Tuesday as well:

    Other big games:
    Wisconsin @ Xavier (6:30)

    Memphis @ LSU (7:00)
    Stephan F. Austin @ Miami (7:00)
    Rhode Island @ Charleston (7:00)
    Georgia @ Temple (7:00)
    Harvard @ UMass (7:00)
    Drake @ Colorado (8:00)
    Georgetown @ Illinois (8:30)
    Game of the Day: Georgia Tech @ Tennessee (9:00)

    Psst... By the way, those always-fun holiday tournaments starts up on Thursday with the Charleston Classic and much more.
     
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  18. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    11/12 recap

    I honestly don't know what that post from @BoiseStateFan27 was all about, but let's see if his Broncos screwed up again yesterday:

    North Carolina over Stanford 90-72
    Kansas State over Denver 64-56
    Buffalo over Southern Illinois 62-53 (So Buffalo wins it's first game as a ranked team since... well, ever.)
    Pittsburgh over Troy 84-75
    USF over Austin Peay 74-70 in OT
    Duquesne over Illinois-Chicago 89-88 in OT
    Washington over San Diego 66-63
    Minnesota over Utah 78-69

    Oh, wait... Boise State's next game is Friday (against Jackson State). Honest mistake, @BoiseStateFan27. Won't happen again.
     
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    How does Kansas State let Denver get that close to beating them? Lol.
     
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