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2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« on: November 16, 2016, 07:58:39 PM »
Auburn's Men's team is much better than it has been in the last 10 years.  OK - that is not saying much but they may finish above 500 in the SEC.  OK - that is not saying much either.  But they seem WAY BETTER!

UNC is undefeated.
Dook has already lost.

So far the season is going well.


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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 07:01:32 AM »
And Mark Titus is covering the sport again over at The Ringer!  :)
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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 07:09:43 PM »
K-State v. NC State women's b-ball on Thursday night.

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 02:06:13 PM »
Auburn's Men are 4-0.  But the point guard had trouble making free throws.

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2016, 02:09:43 PM »
Auburn's men played #17 Purdue in the finals of the Cancun Classic.  They were within 2 at halftime.

Then Auburn got blown out in the 2nd half.  Purdue has a good, 7'2 center and ended up shooting 65% from 3 point range.  The combination of a good inside threat plus great outside shooting will nail almost everyone's hide to the wall.

Still, Auburn is looking the best they have in more than a decade.  I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.  UNC is also playing very well, but I don't see them live or around campus.

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2016, 11:02:20 PM »
K-State's women's team is having a heck of tournament showing this weekend.

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2016, 12:28:50 PM »
Great game against Maryland last night, but the Cats couldn't close it out in the end.

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2016, 11:31:21 PM »
Well, well...K-State took down Auburn tonight.   

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 08:20:56 AM »
Well, well...K-State took down Auburn tonight.

AUs Women lack offensive firepower if they don't force turnovers.

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2016, 08:21:51 AM »
Auburn's Men beat UAB on the road.  They are much better than the last six years at minimum.

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2016, 09:09:34 AM »
Well, well...K-State took down Auburn tonight.

AUs Women lack offensive firepower if they don't force turnovers.

Hey we take wins however we can get them out here on the plains!  On a side note, I think K-State is getting ready for another beat down from UConn in a few days  Last year was ugly, but at least we are at home this year.  So maybe, just maybe, it'll be a closer game.

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2016, 11:09:44 AM »
Larry Bird is 60 today


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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2016, 05:16:51 AM »
here's the one the NBA released.

Damn he was good

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2016, 10:39:02 AM »
Auburn is 10-2 going into Conference play tonight vs. Georgia.  They are clearly better than last year (only 11 wins last year), but it is unknown how good they are.  They had a 6'11" 5-star center join the team just after the end of final exams (he is an incoming Freshman who finished high school early and joined the team).

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Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2016, 03:43:02 PM »
I'm surprised K-State hasn't received any votes.  They've payed very well so far this season.