Game Thread 2018-2019 College Basketball Thread

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by BonesJones, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. TorturedBlazerFan

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    I think 30 seconds is too much, 24 might even be a little much at times. My reasoning is that watching a team reset 3-4 times in one possession seems like too much. Its hard enough to ask a team to play good defense (not lose an assignment, get hung up on a screen, get beat off the dribble, etc) for 24 seconds is it nit picky? Sure. Its not the “main reason” why i like the NBA better, its just one of them.

    Like I said I think the main reason really comes down to I am not really emotionally invested in a team. Where as with the NBA Im really into Blazer games, but also I love watching and “scouting” other NBA teams because I like to figure out ways that if I was coaching the Blazers Id attack them when they play.

    Im an Oregon fan I guess, but Im just not really emotionally invested in it.
     
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    Of course I like Blazer games better than anything. Im simply talking about games on both levels that I have no emotional investment in. Scouting the way other teams play takes a lot of time, IMO, so it's easier to just refer to stats.
    Scouting individuals in college is easier and is more valuable than simply looking at stats.
     
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    I really do enjoy when good college teams play each other. Like the Duke / Gonzaga game earlier this year. Or the Tenn / Gonzaga a weekish ago. Good games. I think Gonzaga has a few legit NBA guys so when they play good teams thats fun.

    I also find it more fun to watch teams in february then in november / december. In College most teams need time to figure out how to play with each other. Especially freshmen heavy squads.
     
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    Too bad Gonzaga won't face another good team until March haha.
     
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    Yeah id say they should join the pac12, but lets be real they’d be bu far the best team in the pac12 too lol.
     
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    At least they could rack up tournament wins.
     
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    This Duke vs. Texas Tech game is a great matchup. Texas Tech is 10-0 and looking like one of the best teams in the country. They have a 2019 1st Round Pick in Jarrett Culver.

    If only Zhaire Smith stayed and was healthy... They'd possibly be the best team in the nation.
     
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    I'm gonna flex for a second. Weak flex but IDGAF (who are you to tell me not to flex?!?!?)

    Anyway, look at who's ranked 37th on NBADraft.Net. It's a Vancouver kid, who I happened to drop 16pts (on 7 shots) on in high school. If only I got to shoot more... Out here shooting 55% from the field, 40% from 3, and 85% from the line all season long...

     
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    My Cyclones with a huge win over Kansas today! Go Cyclones!
     
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    Cant believe St. Marys beat Gonzaga...
     
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    Yeah smfh.

    Should still be a 1 seed though.
     
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    Yeah, I'd guess they're still a one seed too, but I certainly didn't see that coming.
     
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    I'll plug in the loss into my formula and see what is says
     
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    I'll be at the Big12 tournament starting Thursday. Should be some good games. Texas Tech is the cream of the crop.
     
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    Yeah its funny how they were supposed to fall out.

    I feel like they may be prime for an upset. I feel like a big, long, athletic defender can do a good job on Culver and I feel like if a team can shut him diwnz then they have a good chance to win.
     
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    They have to go through Kansas on their side of the bracket. The tournament is in Kansas City and pretty much only Kansas and Iowa State fans there. It will be like a home game for Kansas, so will be tough for Texas Tech.
     
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    Yeah but this is the wackiest Kansas team I've ever seen. I would be surprised to see a team like Iowa State or Kansas State win.
     
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    Also, there needs to be a good Western Conference made up of:
    Gonzaga
    Wichita State
    San Diego State
    Saint Mary's
    SMU
    BYU
    UNLV
    New Mexico
    Northern Iowa
    Creighton
    Nevada
    San Francisco

    That conference would be 10x better than the Wack-12.
     
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    Definitely, Kansas is not typical Kansas this year. Iowa State usually does well at the Big12 tournament and I hope we can again this year, but we seem to be a broken team right now, so disappointing. KState has been really tough, but Dean Wade is doubtful to play in the tournament right now. Without him, I don't think they have enough on the offensive end to win it all. It really is Tech's to lose.
     
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    That is a very solid bball conference! In a good year that conference could get 5+ bids to the tournament.
     

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