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

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  1. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    11/25 recap

    Minnesota vs. Alabama - Game Summary - November 25, 2017 - ESPN


    The fact that Alabama almost won that game with only 3 players is impressive. The fact that Alabama ended up with ONLY 3 players on the court is even more impressive.
    Oh, and other stuff happened outside of this little oddity.

    Great Alaska Shootout:
    3rd Place game:
    Idaho over Cal Poly 75-66
    Championship: Central Michigan over CSU-Bakersfield 75-72​

    Other big games:
    Albany over Holy Cross 78-62 (Albany is now 6-0)
    Bradley over Georgia Southern 62-57
    Memphis over Northern Kentucky 76-74
    Penn over Monmouth 101-96 in 4-OT's
    Providence over Boston College 86-66
    Emerald Coast Classic Final: TCU over St. Bonaventure 89-79

    And sorry if I sound a little boring; 11 hours of watching college football rivalries can really take it out of you.
     



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    Sunday, November 26th

    So ESPN's little "Feast Week" is ending today. And now they're pulling out their trump card: The finals of the "PK80" tourney. I mean, today we have Texas vs. Gonzaga, Ohio State vs. Butler, Oklahoma vs. Oregon, and UConn vs. Arkansas... and that's just the consolation games!

    But with all that madness in Portland, I'll bet the other holiday tournaments are feeling negliected. Don't worry. I got them covered: (All times are Eastern)

    Advocare Invitational [From Orlando, FL]:
    3rd Place game:
    St. John's vs. UCF (12:00)
    Championship: Missouri vs. West Virginia (9:30)

    Wooden Legacy [From Fullerton, CA]:
    3rd Place game: Georgia vs. Saint Mary's (5:00)
    Consolation:
    Harvard vs. CS-Fullerton (9:30)
    Championship: Washington State vs. San Diego State (30 minutes after above game)

    Other big games:
    Tulane @ Georgia State (12:00)
    Jacksonville State @ Mississippi State (3:00)
    Air Force @ Colorado (4:00)
    BIG game: Texas A&M @ USC (10:00)
     
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    Just my luck that my two alma maters are both playing huge games at the same time tonight
     
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    11/26 recap

    And it ended up a mixed bag for @SkinsDevil yesterday. Duke made a stirring comeback against Florida, but USC would get skunked by Texas A&M. Can you imagine what would happen if Duke and USC fought each other in the upcoming NCAA tourney?

    ...Yeah, it's too early to think about that. Let's just finish up looking at Sunday's action:

    Wooden Legacy:
    3rd Place game:
    Georgia over Saint Mary's 83-81 in OT
    Championship: Washington State over San Diego State 93-86

    Advocare Invitational:
    3rd Place game:
    St. John's over UCF 46-43
    Championship: West Virginia over Missouri 83-79
    Other big games:
    Georgia State over Tulane 70-59
    (Tulane's first loss of the season)
    Jacksonville over Gardner-Webb 106-99 in 3-OT's
    Mississippi State over Jacksonville State 59-56
    La Salle over Temple 87-83
     
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    November 27th and 28th

    Now that "Feast Week" and almost all of the early-season tournaments are over, it's time to relax a little bit. Which means I can cruise along by fitting 2 days of action into 1 post... for the first time in weeks. So on that note, I'm gonna check if Syracuse (or anybody else) has something major going on right now: (All times are Eastern)

    Today:
    ACC/Big 10 Challenge:
    Game of the Day: Maryland @ Syracuse (7:00)
    :heh: (Ooooo... Right away, we get something. I guess we'll see how good Tyus Battle and the Orange are soon enough.)
    Wisconsin @ Virginia (9:00)

    Other big games:
    South Carolina @ Florida International (7:00)
    Albany @ Monmouth (7:00)

    Tomorrow:
    ACC/Big 10 Challenge:
    Florida State @ Rutgers (7:00)
    (Rutgers is a big, fat 6-0 after feasting on cupcakes. But it's time to see if they can hang with someone that can FIGHT BACK.)
    Northwestern @ Georgia Tech (7:00)
    Louisville @ Purdue (8:00)
    Illinois @ Wake Forest (9:00)
    Iowa @ Virginia Tech (9:00)

    Other big games:
    Game of the Day: Baylor @ Xavier (6:30)

    South Dakota State @ Ole Miss (8:00)
    Utah State @ Valparaiso (8:00)
    Loyola-Chicago @ Boise State (9:00)
     
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    It's happened before. 2001 Elite Eight game in Philadelphia. USC was a 6 seed, coming in off upsets of Boston College and Kentucky. Duke was the #1 overall seed and destined to win the tourney.

    I rooted for USC that game, as undergrad school takes precedence over grad school, and probably would again. Would not be easy to root against this duke team though.
     
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    11/27 and 11/28 recap (AKA: What I watched BEFORE I witnessed @BearcatKlaw and his little mental breakdown)

    Monday:
    ACC/Big 10 Challenge:

    Virginia over Wisconsin 49-37
    Syracuse over Maryland 72-70

    Other big games:
    Monmouth over Albany 81-73
    Marquette over Eastern Illinois 86-83 in OT

    Tuesday:
    ACC/Big 10 Challenge:
    Purdue over Louisville 66-57
    Georgia Tech over Northwestern 52-51

    Florida State over Rutgers 78-73
    Virginia Tech over Iowa 79-55
    Wake Forest over Illinois 80-73 (Hey! Wake FINALLY showed up this season, as they hand Illinois their first loss.)

    Other big games:
    Xavier over Baylor 76-63

    South Dakota State over Ole Miss 99-97 in OT (A small "Whoopsie" loss for the Rebels; it depends on what the Jackrabbits do from here.)
    Valparaiso over Utah State 72-65
    Boise State over Loyola-Chicago 87-53 (Loyola's first loss of the season.)
     
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    Wednesday, November 29th

    How do you know when it's gonna be a big night in college basketball? When teams like Michigan and Indiana are getting challenged by the blue-bloods of the ACC. That alone makes today's slate a good one.
    Hmmm... Let me see if there's anything else on tonight: (All times are Eastern)

    ACC/Big 10 Challenge:
    Penn State @ NC State (7:15)
    Clemson @ Ohio State (7:15)
    Michigan @ North Carolina (7:30)
    Game of the Day: Miami @ Minnesota (9:15)

    Boston College @ Nebraska (9:15)
    Duke @ Indiana (9:30)

    Other big games:

    Auburn @ Dayton (7:00)
    Mercer @ Tennessee (7:00)
    Rider @ Providence (7:00)
    Louisiana Tech @ Alabama (8:00)
    UNLV @ Northern Iowa (8:00)

    BYU @ Utah Valley (9:00)
    CSU-Bakersfield @ UCLA (10:00)

    By the way, I DID look at tomorrow's schedule, and I DID notice the big Notre Dame @ Michigan State game. :heh: I guess we'll start to find out if Notre Dame really IS a Top 5 team real soon.
     
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    I got a lot on my mind. Don't mind me lol.
     
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    11/29 recap (AKA: What I was watching as I was swearing at God thanks to a blown fuse in my house)

    ACC/Big 10 Challenge:
    Duke over Indiana 91-81
    (Another good win for the Dukies, but this whole "2nd-half" comeback thing they're doing isn't gonna work forever.)
    Miami over Minnesota 86-81
    North Carolina over Michigan 86-71
    NC State over Penn State 85-78
    Clemson over Ohio State 79-65
    Nebraska over Boston College 71-62

    Other big games:
    Alabama over Louisiana Tech 77-74
    (Solid win for 'Bama; La-Tech's a pretty good team!)
    UConn over Columbia 77-73 in OT
    Providence over Rider 88-84
    Auburn over Dayton 73-60
    North Florida over Eastern Michigan 84-81 in OT
    Northern Iowa over UNLV 77-68 in OT
     
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    November 30th and December 1st

    Is it really true? Is the Big 10 REALLY going to have a conference game on the first day of December? And right after a crazy day of hoops going on today?
    ...THIS I gotta see! (All times are Eastern)

    Today:

    Under Armour Reunion [From Madison Square Garden]:
    Game of the Day: Seton Hall vs. Texas Tech (6:30)

    Temple vs. South Carolina (Around 9:00)
    Other big games:
    N.J.I.T @ West Virginia (7:00)
    Memphis @ UAB (8:00)
    Missouri @ UCF (9:00)
    San Diego State @ San Diego (11:00)

    Friday:

    Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic [From Belfast, Northern Ireland]:
    Holy Cross vs. Manhattan (11:30 A.M)
    Towson vs. La Salle (Around 2:00)
    Other big games:
    Purdue @ Maryland (7:00)

    North Carolina @ Davidson (8:00)
    Illinois @ Northwestern (9:00)
    Boise State @ Oregon (9:30)
    Game of the Day: Creighton @ Gonzaga (10:00)
     
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    11/30 and 12/1 recaps

    Grambling vs. Georgia Tech - Game Summary - December 1, 2017 - ESPN


    I think THAT is the perfect segway into what was a pretty good couple of days in college basketball. So let's see if anyone ELSE had a bad loss recently:

    Thursday:
    Under Armour Reunion:
    Temple over South Carolina 76-60
    Seton Hall over Texas Tech 89-79​

    Other big games:
    Michigan State over Notre Dame 81-63
    (Maybe the only thing I learned from this one is that Notre Dame isn't ready for the Top 10... at least not yet.)
    Elon over South Florida 79-78 in OT
    UAB over Memphis 71-56 (UAB had a 16-game losing streak against Memphis until Thursday.)
    Missouri over UCF 62-59
    San Diego State over San Diego 66-57

    Yesterday:
    Belfast Classic:
    Manhattan over Holy Cross 70-54
    Towson over La Salle 67-60
    Other big games:
    North Carolina over Davidson 85-75
    Gonzaga over Creighton 91-74
    Purdue over Maryland 80-75

    Northwestern over Illinois 72-68 in OT
    Boise State upsets Oregon 73-70 (Did you know that Oregon had the longest home-winning streak in the country? 'Cause I didn't.)
     
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    December 2nd (Part 1: The Top 25)

    Man... Even with college football's Championship Week staring them in the face, college basketball schedule-makers are STILL giving us great match-ups! So much so, in fact, that I had to break it down in 2 parts.
    First, here's the roll call of today's Top 25 action (All times are Eastern):

    Hoophall Miami Invitational [From Miami, FL]:
    Game of the Day: Syracuse vs. (2)Kansas (5:00)

    (10)Miami vs. Princeton (8:00)
    Other games:
    South Dakota @ (1)Duke (3:30)
    (4)Villanova @ Saint Joseph's (5:30)
    Harvard @ (7)Kentucky (3:30)
    (8)Wichita State @ (16)Baylor (2:00)
    (11)Cincinnati @ (21)Xavier (12:00)
    ( :yes: A good old in-state rivalry game!)
    (14)USC @ SMU (10:00) (Man! ANOTHER big game for the USC Trojans against a Texas opponent! Let's hope it goes better than the last one.)
    Lehigh @ (18)Virginia (12:00)
    San Francisco @ (20)Arizona State (9:00)
    Yale @ (23)TCU (5:00)
     
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    December 2nd (Part 2: Outside of the Top 25)

    And now for the fun part! The fun games OUTSIDE of the national rankings. And if Grambling can win at Georgia Tech, then ANYTHING can happen today! (All times are Eastern)

    Big 10 Games:
    Indiana @ Michigan (12:30)

    Ohio State @ Wisconsin (5:00)
    Penn State @ Iowa (5:00)

    Other big games:
    Belfast Classic Final: Manhattan vs. Towson (12:00)

    Colorado @ Colorado State (1:00)
    Virginia Tech @ Ole Miss (2:00)
    Georgia @ Marquette (2:00)

    Saint Louis @ Butler (2:00)
    Tulsa @ Illinois State (4:00)
    Providence @ Rhode Island (5:00)
    Bulldog Bash Final [From Charleston, SC]: Army vs. Marist (5:00)

    Hawaii @ Utah (7:00)
    Middle Tennessee @ Florida Gulf-Coast (7:00)
    Arkansas @ Houston (7:30)
    Missouri State @ South Dakota State (8:00)
    Arizona @ UNLV (10:00)
    Saint Mary's @ California (11:00)

    And if all this looks confusing to you, look at it in a positive light: We have a LOT of good games to watch today!
     
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    Xavier is kicking our asses lmao. Not too shocked though. We'll never beat them consistently as long as Cronin is coaching.
     
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    12/2 recap

    So in the Top 25 yesterday, we had USC stumble again to a team from Texas, Wichita State making the American conference look VERY smart, Xavier making @BearcatKlaw sad again, and Devonte' Graham leaving 'Cuse fans in awe.

    As for life OUTSIDE of the Top 25, here's what went down:

    Big 10:
    Michigan over Indiana 69-55
    Ohio State over Wisconsin 83-58
    Penn State over Iowa 77-73 (First win for Penn State at Iowa since 2001.)

    Major conferences:
    Colorado State upsets Colorado 72-63

    Virginia Tech over Ole Miss 83-80 in OT
    Georgia over Marquette 73-66
    UC-Davis upsets Washington State 81-67 (Wazzu's first loss. And it's a "Whoopsie" loss, to boot! :( )
    UConn over Monmouth 84-81 in OT
    Memphis over Mercer 83-81 in OT
    Rhode Island over Providence 75-68
    Houston over Arkansas 91-65
    Saint Mary's over California 74-63
    Arizona over UNLV 91-88 in OT

    Other big games:
    Belfast Classic Final:
    Towson over Manhattan 56-55
    UNC-Greensboro over Liberty 76-75 in 3-OT's
    Oral Roberts over Arkansas Little-Rock 74-66 in 2-OT's
    Wyoming over Drake 96-89 in 2-OT's
    Bucknell over Vermont 81-77 (Whoopsie)
    Elon over Saint Peter's 71-65 in 2-OT's
    Miami-Ohio over Western Illinois 76-73 in 2-OT's
    Missouri State over South Dakota State 73-53
     
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    December 3rd and 4th

    And of course, after all of those scores there's bound to be a down period. Is there anything on during the next 2 days? Let's see: (All times are Eastern)

    Today:
    Tulane @ North Carolina (2:00)
    UCF @ Alabama (2:00)
    Kansas State @ Vanderbilt (2:30)
    UNC-Asheville @ Clemson (3:00)
    Billy Minardi Classic: Seton Hall @ Louisville (4:00) [Game of the Day]
    Tennessee @ Georgia Tech (6:00)
    Bradley @ San Diego State (6:00)
    Dayton @ Mississippi State (8:00)
    Big 10 action: Northwestern @ Purdue (4:00)
    Nebraska @ Michigan State (4:30)
    Rutgers @ Minnesota (6:00)
    Maryland @ Illinois (8:00)

    Tomorrow:
    Michigan @ Ohio State (6:30)

    Wisconsin @ Penn State (7:00)
    Iowa @ Indiana (8:00)
    Northern Illinois @ Iowa State (9:00)
    Game of the Day: Florida State @ Florida (9:00)

    And just a little heads-up here: I'll be pretty busy today with my "Bowl ratings" special, so check it out if you're curious!
     
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    12/3 and 12/4 recap

    So on Sunday, we had Michigan State and Minnesota showing off their talents in Big-10 games, UCF beating a ranked team on the road, and MVSU falling to 0-8. And on Monday, we had Florida State winning AT Florida, LiAngelo Ball leaving UCLA, and Liberty getting lucky against Georgia State.
    Sounds like fun to me! Let's see what ELSE happened over the last 2 days:

    Sunday:
    Billy Minardi Classic:
    Seton Hall over Louisville 79-77
    Kansas State over Vanderbilt 84-79
    Purdue over Northwestern 74-69 (Saw a good portion of this game.)
    Long Beach State over Stanford 76-68 (...I think it's safe to say that Stanford's not getting into the NCAA's.)
    Tennessee over Georgia Tech 77-70
    San Diego State over Bradley 75-52
    Mississippi State over Dayton 61-59
    Maryland over Illinois 92-91 in OT

    Yesterday:
    Wisconsin over Penn State 64-63
    (A small measure of relief for the Badgers here.)
    Ohio State over Michigan 71-62
    Indiana over Iowa 77-64

    ...Well, look on the bright side! We got Virginia @ West Virginia tonight.
     
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    Tuesday, December 5th (AKA: What games I'll be watching while I'm wondering how the f--k Rob Dyrdek hasn't heard of "Blue's Clues" until now)

    Jimmy V Classic [From Madison Square Garden]:
    Game of the Day: Villanova vs. Gonzaga (7:00)
    Syracuse vs. UConn (Around 9:30)

    Valley of the Sun Showcase [From the Talking Stick Resort in Phoenix]:
    Texas A&M vs. Arizona (9:00)

    St. John's vs. Grand Canyon (Around 11:30)
    Other big games:
    Michigan State @ Rutgers (7:00)
    Huge game: Virginia @ West Virginia (7:00)
    Vermont @ Marquette (7:00)
    Evansville @ Bowling Green (7:00)
    Texas @ VCU (7:00) (Uh oh... Isn't this Shaka Smart's big return to his former school?)
    Colorado State @ Arkansas (8:00)
    Nevada @ Texas Tech (8:00)
    SMU @ TCU (9:00)

    Minnesota @ Nebraska (9:00)
    Utah @ Butler (9:00)

    Man! Look at all of those big games on tonight...
     
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    12/5 recap

    Hey! Nearly EVERY game in the Top 25 was good yesterday. Last night we had *Gasp*...
    TCU holding off SMU, Nevada suffering it's first loss at Texas Tech (nothing wrong with that), Villanova beating 'Zaga at MSG, West Virginia beating Virginia, Michigan State surviving on the road, and Minnesota... well, not doing that.

    *Whew* So I guess I should look closer at the games outside the rankings:

    Valley of the Sun Showcase:
    Arizona over Texas A&M 67-64

    St. John's over Grand Canyon 68-60
    Other big games:
    Butler over Utah 81-69
    Syracuse over UConn 72-63 (I don't care if this rivalry isn't what it once was; we call that one a "big win" for the Orange.)
    Memphis over Samford 65-64
    Texas over VCU 71-67