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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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    12/16 recap

    So yesterday we had Oklahoma beating a Wichita State team that was #3, Kentucky growing up quick by beating the Hokies, Purdue and Indiana winning in the Crossroads Classic, Florida State and Florida losing in the Orange Bowl Classic, Gonzaga needing OT to beat lowly North Dakota, Kansas holding off Nebraska, and Xavier rallying to beat freaking East Tennessee STATE!

    And that was just in the Top 25! Here's what happened OUTSIDE of all that:

    UNC-Greensboro over NC State 81-76 (Whoopsie)

    Gotham Classic:
    Louisville over Memphis 81-72

    Syracuse over Georgetown 86-79 in OT
    (A win for the 'Cuse! But by god, it wasn't easy; maybe Georgetown DOES have something this year.)
    Stephan F. Austin over LSU 83-82 (Great win for the Lumberjacks)
    Northwestern over DePaul 62-60
    UMass over Georgia 62-52 (Honestly, I don't know if this is a "Whoopsie" loss for Georgia or not.)
    Illinois State over Ole Miss 101-97 in OT
    California over CS-Fullerton 95-89 in OT
    St. Bonaventure over Vermont 81-79
    Auburn over Middle Tennessee 76-70
    Oregon over Fresno State 68-61
    Dynegy Shootout: New Mexico State over Illinois 74-69
    Hy-Vee Classic:
    Iowa State over Northern Iowa 76-65
    BYU over Utah 77-65

    Phew... Maybe I need to stop this thread on New Year's, the way things are going.
     



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    We appreciate your work.

    And 'Cuse is relevant this year!
     
  3. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    December 17th and 18th (AKA: What I'll be watching after reluctantly giving Rob Riggle some props after his Chiefs beat the Chargers last night.)

    Today:

    Central Connecticut @ Boston College (1:00)
    Air Force @ Army (1:30)
    Vanderbilt @ Arizona State (2:00)
    Game of the Day: North Carolina @ Tennessee (3:00)
    Iona @ St. John's (4:30)

    Tomorrow:
    Wake Forest @ Coastal Carolina (7:00)
    Northern Illinois @ Marquette (7:00)
    UT-Arlington @ Creighton (9:00)
    Game of the Day: Boise State @ SMU (9:00)
     
  4. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    12/17 and 12/18 recap

    North Carolina vs. Tennessee - Game Summary - December 17, 2017 - ESPN


    A fine game from yesterday! And with that, North Carolina can just cruise into Christmas time... Wait, WHAT?! UNC has to play Ohio State on Saturday?

    Oh man, it never ends. So let's see if anything else strange happened over the past 2 days:

    Sunday:
    Arizona State over Vanderbilt 76-64 (Okay, this is now getting scary. Arizona State basketball has NEVER started a season 10-0; something's very wrong.)
    Army over Air Force 79-54
    Old Dominion over Fairfield 82-77 in OT
    Providence over Stony Brook 62-60

    Yesterday:
    Creighton over UT-Arlington 90-81
    Fort Wayne over Indiana 92-72 (Heyyyyy... WAIT A MINUTE! Doesn't this mean that Indiana just lost to Fort Wayne, freaking FORT WAYNE, for the 2nd year in a row?! Didn't Indiana beat Notre Dame 3 days ago?!)
    Texas over Tennessee State 47-46 (A near "Whoopsie" loss for Texas.)
    SMU over Boise State 86-63
     
  5. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    December 19th and 20th

    My god... So Indiana just lost to the Fort Wayne Mastrodons. Again. I guess that means that if you sleep on an opponent (especially 'round Christmas time), your NCAA chances could go splat.
    Will that scenario happen again during the next 2 days? Maybe; let's see what we have: (All times are Eastern)

    Today:
    Marshall @ Xavier (6:30)
    Game of the Day: South Carolina @ Clemson (7:00)
    Buffalo @ Syracuse (7:00)
    Binghamton @ Penn State (7:00)
    Auburn @ Murray State (8:00)
    Georgia Tech @ Georgia (9:00)
    Stephan F. Austin @ Missouri (9:00)
    Tulsa @ Oklahoma State (9:00)
    South Dakota @ UCLA (9:00)
    California @ Seattle (10:00)
    Dayton @ Saint Mary's (10:00)

    Tomorrow:
    Evansville @ Duke (7:00) (Don't scoff at this one; Evansville has 10 wins so far this season.)
    Wagner @ Seton Hall (7:00)
    Towson @ Oakland (7:00)
    Furman @ Tennessee (9:00)
    Albany @ Louisville (9:00)
    Game of the Day: Kansas State @ Washington State (11:00)

    Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase [From Uncasville, CT]:
    Saint Joseph's vs. St. John's (4:30)
    Providence vs. Houston (30 minutes after above game)​
     
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  7. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    12/19 and 12/20 recap

    Okay folks, help me out with a question. We have 2 powerhouse teams from the state of North Carolina, who might I add are both in the Top 5. How can one team destroy a 10-win team by 64 points...

    Wofford vs. North Carolina - Game Summary - December 20, 2017 - ESPN ...while the other loses to a regional school like Wofford? Do ANY of you know?
    Anyway, while I wait for the answer, let's see what ELSE happened recently:

    Tuesday:
    Texas A&M over Northern Kentucky 64-58
    Xavier over Marshall 81-77
    Clemson over South Carolina 64-48
    Auburn over Murray State 81-77
    Illinois State over Illinois-Chicago 71-70
    Georgia over Georgia Tech 80-59
    Alabama over Mercer 80-79
    Missouri over Stephan F. Austin 82-81 (Pretty nice win for Missouri!)
    UCLA over South Dakota 85-82
    Princeton upsets USC 103-93 in OT

    Yesterday:


    Holiday Hall of Fame Showcase:

    Houston over Providence 70-59
    St. John's over Saint Joseph's 77-73​

    Other big games:

    Tennessee over Furman 66-61
    St. Bonaventure over Northeastern 84-65 (St. Bonaventure plays Syracuse very shortly.)
    Louisville over Albany 70-68
    Kansas State over Washington State 68-65
     
  8. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    December 21st and 22nd

    So the weekend is fast approaching. And for god's sake, let's hope the weather won't spoil the fun; I heard that it's gonna be just awful tomorrow and Saturday in Central New York.
    But in case I get holed up in my house, I can at least watch these CBB games: (All times are Eastern)

    Today:
    Sun Bowl Invitational [From El Paso, TX]:
    North Carolina-Wilmington vs. North Dakota State (7:00)
    Howard @ UTEP (30 minutes after above game)
    Other big games:
    Southern Miss @ Florida State (2:00)
    Oregon State @ Kent State (7:00)
    Game of the Day: UConn @ Arizona (9:00)
    Gonzaga @ San Diego State (10:00)
    Kansas @ Stanford (11:00)

    Tomorrow:

    Diamond Head Classic [From Honolulu, HI]:
    Middle Tennessee vs. Princeton (5:30)
    Akron vs. USC (30 minutes after above game)
    Davidson vs. New Mexico State (11:00)
    Miami vs. Hawaii (30 minutes after above game)
    Other big games:
    Temple @ Georgia (1:00)

    UL-Lafayette @ Clemson (3:00)
    Game of the Day: Northwestern @ Oklahoma (7:00)
    St. Bonaventure @ Syracuse (7:00)
    Georgia Southern @ East Tennessee State (7:00)
    Colorado @ Iowa (9:00)
    Xavier @ Northern Iowa (9:00)
    Vulcan Classic: Texas vs. Alabama [From Birmingham, AL] (9:00)
    Loyola-Chicago @ Missouri State (9:00)
    (The Missouri Valley opener for these 10-win teams.)
    Northern Colorado @ UNLV (10:00)

    Man! With all those great games going on over the next 2 days, Saturday's slate should be a breeze!
     
  9. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    12/21 and 12/22 recap

    So this week, we had Indiana lose to Fort Wayne, North Carolina lose to Wofford, Texas almost losing to Tennessee State, and last night Syracuse just lost to St. Bonaventure. Jesus... At least it can't get any crazier... RIGHT?!

    Thursday:
    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/game?gameId=400986886 (Oooo... We're ALREADY off to a bad start.)
    Kansas over Stanford 75-54
    Arizona over UConn 73-58
    Kent State over Oregon State 79-78
    Bowling Green over Green Bay 81-78 in OT
    Portland State over California 106-81 (Not as surprising as Oregon State's loss; Portland State's pretty good.)

    Yesterday:

    Diamond Head Classic:
    Miami over Hawaii 75-57
    New Mexico State over Davidson 69-68; will meet Miami in semis
    Middle Tennessee over Princeton 69-67
    USC over Akron 84-53; will meet Middle Tennessee in semis
    Other big games:
    Xavier over Northern Iowa 77-67
    Oklahoma over Northwestern 104-78
    Georgia over Temple 84-66
    Clemson over UL-Lafayette 89-60
    New Orleans Shootout Final: Louisiana Tech over Fort Wayne 85-76
    Stony Brook upsets Rutgers 75-73 (Such a shame; I was starting to buy into Rutgers a little bit.)
    Rider over Penn State 71-70 (Whoopsie)
    Pittsburgh over Towson 63-59
    Texas over Alabama 66-50 (Good win for the Longhorns!)
    Iowa over Colorado 80-74
    Missouri State over Loyola-Chicago 64-59
     
  10. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    Saturday, December 23rd

    With the holidays upon us, most CBB programs are off as players visit their loved ones. Which means I can fit this Saturday's action into 1 post!
    But brace yourselves, CBB fans: This may be the last relatively quiet Saturday you guys will have for the next few months. So enjoy it while we watch these games: (All times are Eastern)

    CBS Sports Classic [From New Orleans, LA]:
    Game of the Day: Ohio State vs. North Carolina (1:30)
    Kentucky vs. UCLA (Around 4:00)

    Diamond Head Classic Semis [From Honolulu, HI]:
    Middle Tennessee vs. USC (4:30)

    New Mexico State vs. Miami (10:00)
    Other big games:
    Tennessee @ Wake Forest (12:30)

    Grand Canyon @ Louisville (1:00)
    UConn @ Auburn (2:30)
    Braggin' Rights Game [From St. Louis]:
    Illinois vs. Missouri (8:00)

    December 25th:
    Diamond Head Classic Championship:
    Semifinal winners (6:00)
    And on that note, please have a happy Christmas! I'll check back later...
     
  11. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    December 23rd and 25th

    :sleep:
    Sorry, but I'm still pretty sleepy after yesterday. Luckily, there are NO games going on today, so I can wake up at my own pace. Just let me recap previous action before I go back to sleep:

    December 23rd:
    Diamond Head Classic:
    New Mexico State upsets Miami 63-54

    USC over Middle Tennessee 89-84

    CBS Sports Classic:
    North Carolina over Ohio State 86-72
    UCLA over Kentucky 83-75
    Other big games:
    Tennessee over Wake Forest 79-60
    Boston College over Richmond 78-73 in OT
    Illinois State over Evansville 72-66
    Auburn over UConn 89-64
    Colorado State over Long Beach State 68-66
    Braggin' Rights: Illinois over Missouri 70-64 (Good win for the Illini.)
    San Francisco upsets Nevada 66-64

    December 25th:
    Diamond Head Classic:
    3rd Place Game:
    Miami over Middle Tennessee 84-81
    Championship: USC over New Mexico State 77-72
     
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    Big East kicks off conference play today. The other conferences appear to start Friday and Saturday.

    If I'm not mistaken the B1G starts its conference tournament in February this year. So, things are going to go quick this year.
     
  13. Dolgevillefootballfan

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    December 27th and 28th

    Really? Then I'm gonna make a little announcement of my own: On Saturday, I'm shutting this thread down. Mainly because with conference play beginning, the chance to make a good first impression is over. It'll soon be time to forget about impressions and start thinking about battling your rivals to the bitter end. And it'll all start on a crazy Saturday.

    But until then, I'll perform my duty: Sifting through all of today's games to give you the ones worth watching: (All times are Eastern)

    Today:
    Butler @ Georgetown (6:30)

    Eastern Michigan @ Syracuse (7:00) (A bounce-back from the Orange is expected here.)
    Villanova @ DePaul (7:30)
    Game of the Day: Xavier @ Marquette (8:30)
    UCF @ SMU (9:00)
    San Diego State @ Wyoming (9:00)
    Nevada @ Fresno State (10:00)

    Tomorrow:
    Game of the Day: Creighton @ Seton Hall (6:30)

    Tulane @ Temple (7:00)
    Providence @ St. John's (7:00)
    Valparaiso @ Indiana State (7:00)
    Kent State @ Albany (7:00)
    Stephan F. Austin @ SE Louisiana (8:00)
    LSU @ Memphis (9:00)
     
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    12/27 and 12/28 recap (AKA: Just me recapping previous action before I start up a new thread.)

    Wednesday:
    Xavier over Marquette 91-87
    Butler over Georgetown 91-89 in 2-OT's
    SMU over UCF 56-51
    Nevada over Fresno State 80-65
    Wyoming over San Diego State 82-69

    Yesterday:
    Seton Hall over Creighton 90-84
    Hartford upsets Rutgers 60-58
    Tulane over Temple 85-75
    Providence over St. John's 94-72
    Indiana State over Valparaiso 73-64 (Uh, Valparaiso? You're not in the Horizon League anymore.)
    Tennessee-Martin over Tennessee State 63-60 in OT
    Western Kentucky over Louisiana Tech 69-68
    LSU over Memphis 71-61
     
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    Friday, December 29th

    By midnight tonight, Part 1 of the CBB season (making a good first impression) will be officially over. And beginning tomorrow, we'll be in Part 2 (learning about each other in conference play)! And THAT part will be covered in a different thread.

    But until then, here are the big games to watch today: (All times are Eastern)

    Obvious Game of the Day: Louisville @ Kentucky (1:00)
    Rider @ Canisius (4:30)
    West Virginia @ Oklahoma State (7:00)
    Baylor @ Texas Tech (8:00)

    UMBC @ Maryland (8:00) (Maryland's first game without Justin Jackson)
    Kansas @ Texas (9:00)
    Kansas State @ Iowa State (9:00)
    Utah @ Oregon (10:00)
    Washington @ USC (10:30)
    Washington State @ UCLA (11:00)
     
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    Louisville getting absolutely destroyed by Kentucky. By 30 points in the second half.
     
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    Kentucky only giving 5 was the juiciest bet I've seen this year

    Easy cash