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

Discussion in 'College Basketball Forum' started by Dolgevillefootballfan, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. CB3UK

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    I honestly do. Chris Mack is a good coach. Liked him at Xavier, it feels uncomfortable actually respecting Louisville's coach. Now that Petrino is gone also, I just dont know what we're going to do in Lexington without our two favorite punching bags lol

    But in all seriousness, Louisville has looked pretty hard nosed and gritty this year. They beat Michigan State. Lost a squeaker at Indiana. They hung with Tennessee for the majority of that game before the Vols pulled away at the very end. But UofL also didnt look great v Robert Morris last week.

    UK hasnt been consistent....weve been working on finding our identity and building cohesion. I think the Duke ass whipping affected our psyche a lot more than the guys admit to the media. Last week v UNC we looked like the UK squad we saw in August in the Bahamas who dominted the pro European teams.

    Louisville is at home, we have a lot of new faces who are going to face the most hostile and nasty crowd they will have ever encountered to this point in their lives in 2 hrs. Id put it at 55-45 UKs percent chance to win/lose. UofL can absolutely win today, as much as I hate to admit it.
     



  2. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    12/29 recap (Part 1- The Top 25)

    Well, I'd like to apologize to the Louisville fans for @CB3UK getting your hopes up. And on that note, let's see who else left yesterday feeling sad:

    North Carolina over Davidson 82-60
    Western Kentucky upsets Wisconsin 83-76 (Whoopsie)
    Houston over NJIT 80-59
    Iowa over Bryant 72-67
    Nevada over Utah 86-71
    Princeton upsets Arizona State 67-66

    And on that note, UCLA also lost to Liberty by double-digits. How many of these "bad losses" have I seen the PAC-12 suffer this season so far? Answer: Perhaps a lot.
     
  3. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    12/29 recap (Part 2- Outside the rankings)

    Huh. Despite the CFP going on, there were some actual stuff going on in college basketball in the Top 25. So that means I need to put the rest of Saturday's action in a separate post... again:

    Saint Peter's over Hampton 83-80 in OT
    Fayetteville State over UNC-Asheville 80-63 (Fayetteville is a Division II school)
    Santa Clara over Washington State 79-71 (More bad times for the PAC-12)
    Xavier over DePaul 74-65
    Gardner-Webb over Wake Forest 73-69
    George Washington over American 71-67 in OT
    UMass-Lowell over Sacred Heart 100-91 in OT
    Florida Atlantic over Illinois 73-71 in OT
    Texas Southern over Texas A&M 88-73 (Whoopsie)
    Florida over Butler 77-43
    East Tennessee State over Furman 79-56 (Uh oh. Is the party over for the Paladins?)
    Kansas State over George Mason 59-58
    Pacific over UC-Irvine 84-75 in OT
    Seton Hall over St. John's 76-74
    UC-Santa Barbara over San Francisco 73-71
     
  4. douggie

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    Did you see the ending of the Seton Hall-St Johns game? It was stolen from St Johns, literally
     
  5. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    December 30th and 31st

    And now, let's look at the big games we can see in the last 2 days of 2018!

    Today:
    Binghamton @ Michigan (12:00)
    Florida International @ Ohio (2:00)
    Lipscomb @ Clemson (3:00)
    Game of the Day: Alabama @ Stephan F. Austin (6:00)
    Illinois-Chicago @ Northern Kentucky (6:00)

    Tomorrow:
    Marshall @ Virginia (1:00)
    NJIT @ Duquesne (2:00)
    Game of the Day: Creighton @ Providence (4:00)
    CSU-Bakersfield @ Gonzaga (9:00)
     
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    Western Kentucky is talented yet very inconsistent, if they win their conference tournament they'll be a first round opponent no one wants to play.
     
  7. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    12/30 and 12/31 recap (AKA: What I was watching while I was trying to choke that new-fangled "Digiorno" bacon pizza)

    Sunday:
    Miami-Ohio over Evansville 70-67
    Ohio over Florida International 68-66
    Purdue-Fort Wayne over North Dakota State 90-87 in OT
    Delaware over Northeastern 82-80 in 2-OT's
    Alabama over Stephan F. Austin 79-69

    Yesterday:
    Monmouth over Penn 76-74 in OT
    (This one is a double-whammy. Monmouth now has it's first win of the season... and gives the Quakers a "Whoopsie" loss in the process.)
    Hartford upsets Boston College 79-78 in OT (Whoopsie)
    Creighton over Providence 79-68
     
  8. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    January 1st and 2nd, 2019

    2019 is now upon us. ...But that means I'll have to shut down this thread shortly (as the 1st part of the CBB season is nearly over). Anyway, here are the games that basketball fans can watch over the next 2 days:

    Today:
    Notre Dame @ Virginia Tech (1:00)

    Winthrop @ Florida State (2:00)
    Game of the Day: Marquette @ St. John's (7:00)

    Tomorrow:
    Nebraska @ Maryland (6:30)
    Seton Hall @ Xavier (6:30)

    Tulane @ Cincinnati (6:30)
    Texas Tech @ West Virginia (7:00)
    Temple @ UCF (7:00)
    Georgetown @ Butler (7:00)

    Drake @ Evansville (7:00)
    East Carolina @ SMU (8:00)
    Tulsa @ Houston (8:00)
    Northwestern @ Michigan State (8:30)
    UConn @ USF (8:30)
    DePaul @ Villanova (8:30)
    Game of the Day: Oklahoma @ Kansas (9:00)
    Texas @ Kansas State (9:00)
    Utah State @ Nevada (11:00)

    Uh oh... With all of those big games on Wednesday, I may have to shut this down VERY soon.
     
  9. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    1/1 and 1/2 recap

    Strange... Not much actually happened last night. Oh sure, Maryland beat Nebraska and Kansas beat Oklahoma, but we all kinda expected that. So instead, let's see what else happened over the last 2 days:

    Monday:
    St. John's over Marquette 89-69
    (Hey! Not bad for St. John's! And this after that heartbreaking loss to Seton Hall, too.)
    Virginia Tech over Notre Dame 81-66
    Washington over CSU-Fullerton 84-76

    Yesterday:
    Seton Hall over Xavier 80-70
    UCF over Temple 78-73
    Columbia over Binghamton 65-63
    Georgetown over Butler 84-76
    Bucknell over Army 64-63
    Evansville over Drake 82-77 in 2-OT's
    Houston Baptist over Lamar 88-82 in OT
    Valparaiso over Illinois State 58-56
    USF over UConn 76-68 (Wait... Is USF gonna be a REAL basketball team this year?)
     
  10. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    January 3rd and 4th (with a big announcement)

    Ladies and gentlemen, this will be my last post on this thread. That's because Part 2 of this CBB season (early conference play) is now underway. But before I close up, let's check the schedule one more time and see what's on Thursday and Friday:

    Today:
    Southern Miss @ Rice (4:00)
    Penn State @ Michigan (7:00)
    NC State @ Miami (7:00)
    Iowa @ Purdue (7:00)
    Marshall @ Old Dominion (7:00)
    Northern Kentucky @ Oakland (7:00)
    Louisiana Tech @ North Texas (8:00)
    Utah @ Arizona State (8:00)
    Game of the Day: Minnesota @ Wisconsin (9:00)
    Colorado @ Arizona (9:00)
    Saint Mary's @ San Francisco (9:00)

    Tomorrow:
    Ball State @ Toledo (7:00)
    SMU @ Tulane (7:00)
    Game of the Day: Buffalo @ Eastern Michigan (9:00)