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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2018, 06:49:18 AM »
LSU is still digging out of their mental sinkhole from last year with their new coach.

Aren't you Debbie Downer.


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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2018, 06:57:30 AM »
LSU is still digging out of their mental sinkhole from last year with their new coach.

Aren't you Debbie Downer.

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2018, 07:15:46 AM »
LSU is still digging out of their mental sinkhole from last year with their new coach.

Aren't you Debbie Downer.

Auburn is kicking everyone's ass and doing extremely well.  I think it's safe to say that they've exceeded anyone's wildest expectations.
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2018, 07:08:36 AM »
Auburn just hit the halfway mark in conference play.  They beat Ole Miss away for the first time in a decade to go 8-1 securing a two game lead atop the SEC.  After 30 years of season ticket holding pain, this is an unbelievable season.

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2018, 07:30:26 AM »
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2018, 08:34:06 PM »
Auburn.  Isn't that the practice squad for Alabama's football team?
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2018, 04:11:36 PM »
So far, NC State has wins against 4 of the RPI top 15.  Of course, they also shit the bed against UNC-G and Northern Iowa....
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2018, 11:23:52 PM »
Auburn has a 2 game lead in the SEC with 8 games left.  Tennessee is the next team in the list, and Auburn beat them at Knoxville in their only meeting.  Home stretch Auburn has to play at Florida, Kentucky, Alabama and at Arkansas.  Of course, every other team will be gunning for them since they are highly ranked and have the highest RPI in the SEC.

UNC won.

Dook lost to a game which had lost 11 straight (chuckle, snort).

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2018, 09:05:29 AM »
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2018, 11:31:24 AM »
Auburn has a 2 game lead in the SEC with 8 games left.

check out #12 of the rankings

https://www.theringer.com/2018/1/26/16934626/college-basketball-power-rankings-zion-williamson-commitment

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Not listing AU in the power rankings makes me distrust his opinion.  His "confusion" over UNC is stupid.  UNC has two consistent scorers.  Guard even one of them well and they are about 50% likely to lose.  They are not hard to evaluate.

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2018, 11:43:23 AM »
You have to *read* #12

And Mark Titus knows more about college hoops than everyone else here combined
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2018, 08:11:50 PM »
You have to *read* #12

And Mark Titus knows more about college hoops than everyone else here combined

Yes I read it and was not impressed.  Recruiting and getting them to play as a team are usually different things.

And I don't think Mark Titus knows more about college hoops than everyone else here, or probably even everyone at my home since my wife is really knowledgeable.  Multiple things in that column are pretty inane.  UNC is not a mystery to anyone who has been watching them. 

Not having AU in a top power grouping right now is nuts.  Perhaps not next week or in three weeks after they play Kentucky at home and Florida and Arkansas on the road - but right now they are playing as well as anyone outside of the top 4 in the rankings.

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2018, 08:36:13 PM »
Mark Titus played 4 years at Ohio State, wrote a book about college hoops, and has been covering the sport as a full-time columnist for about 7 years now


He's also an irreverent smart-ass, whose entire columns are full of overblown wise-cracks
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2018, 11:33:23 AM »
Auburn >  >:D

Translation for the impaired:

Auburn > dook in Mens Basketball.
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2018, 11:59:43 AM »
Auburn > dook in Mens Basketball.

Auburn > Dook's recruiting class for next year :)
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