2008-09 College Hoops Thread

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Ok conference play starts today, as of now here is the top 25.

    1. North Carolina (72) 12-0 1,800
    2. Connecticut 11-0 1,719
    3. Pittsburgh 12-0 1,641
    4. Oklahoma 12-0 1,600
    5. Duke 10-1 1,511
    6. Wake Forest 11-0 1,351
    7. Notre Dame 9-2 1,231
    8. Texas 10-2 1,193
    9. Purdue 11-2 1,160
    10. Michigan State 9-2 1,058
    11. Georgetown 9-1 1,015
    12. UCLA 10-2 991
    13. Syracuse 12-1 863
    14. Tennessee 8-2 854
    15. Villanova 11-1 691
    16. Gonzaga 8-3 608
    17. Arizona State 10-1 602
    18. Louisville 8-2 588
    19. Baylor 10-1 580
    20. Clemson 12-0 563
    21. Minnesota 12-0 351
    22. Xavier 9-2 327
    23. Michigan 9-2 237
    24. Ohio State 9-1 219
    25. Butler 10-1 166
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I don't see my Dawgs™ in there anywhere
    Must be some mistake ;)

    Will Carolina actually seal the deal this year, or will they choke?

    Who is your team MacNut?
    I have no Dawg in this hunt... although I have been partial to SEC teams
    And Duke :eek:

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  3. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Since I live in CT I follow the Huskies.

    UNC is a good regular season team, but once the tourney starts who knows.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Not a bad choice or team... especially the girls!

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  5. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    I think the ladies could take some mens teams on.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    No doubt... same with Tennessee
    There was a time when Pat Summit was asked to coach the men there :rolleyes:

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  7. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Takes one to know one I guess, I kid I kid.....no not really.
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    :)

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    Back when I was in college, I used to run the animations on all the scoreboards for UT basketball games. So many times while I was working on new animations to use, either the men's team or women's team would be practicing.

    This was back when Jody Conradt was coach of UT's women's team. She'd bring in these crazy athletic street ballers from East Austin and have them scrimmage with the girls squad. She'd tell them to do their worst. They'd dunk on the girls, swat the ball away on just about every shot the girls would take - knock them down. It was nuts. I mean, these were some crazy gangster like dudes, and they were given carte blanche to smack our team around. All in an effort to toughen them up. I thought it was genius.
     
  11. mach42006 macrumors member

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    How about Michigan? It looks as though they may finally be recovering from the fab-five era. With wins over UCLA and Duke already this season, I think they can compete pretty well in conference play. I'm excited to see if they'll make the tournament, and how far they can go.
     
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    Go Duke!

    Carolina will be hard to beat. They are awfully good and awfully deep. I would love to see a Carolina vs. Duke final. If only Duke had a decent big man.
     
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    Pittsburgh should be the new number 1 with UNC and Uconn both going down.
     
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    Looks like we might see a few number 1s this season. Pitt should be number 1 tomorrow for sure. I still see Carolina in the final.
     
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    Once again Gonzaga is overrated. Few will be fired at the end of this season if they don't make it to the Sweet 16.
     
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    I know it may come as kind of a shock to all of you, but I'm a fan of the USC Trojan basketball team.

    Demar Derozan has been a bust considering some were projecting him to be the first overall pick in the NBA draft next year, but he's slowly maturing into a better player than he was in the first few games. He is freakishly athletic, the high school dunk champion, and a pretty cool all around guy. He's from Compton and combined with him, Daniel Hackett, Taj Gibson, and Dwight Lewis, we have a pretty solid starting line up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbOgK1tTFQw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XulAodgvko
     
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    shock? for sure i would have neeeeever guessed:p


    im a Jayhawk all the way though i went to CSU lol. born in Kansas, lived in Lawrence, dad went to KU
     
  19. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Wazzu > USC :p

    But really I can't wait to see USC and their team play, they have a lot of young talent which scares me.
     
  20. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Respect. You guys came over to USC last year and beat us by under five points. We had the game iced but some missed free-throws, along with Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush, cost us the game at the very end. I'm a big fan of both of those guys and they came with a lot of class, laughed at some of our signs in a light-hearted manner and were just a really great basketball team. After we (USC) were eliminated from the tourney by Michael Beastly, I was rooting for KU all the way, and I was screaming when Chalmers hit that three.

    Add in the fact that I'm a pretty big Miami Heat fan (who have Mario Chalmers starting at PG), I don't feel any resentment about being bested by you guys last season.

    Don't worry, we don't know how to play offense. Tim Floyd is horrendous at coaching offense, but amazing at defense.
     
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    Well I haven't seem them play at all this year but if their defense is that good it should be an interesting, albeit boring, game against Bennett's defense.
     
  22. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    Wow. U$C handed Oregon State their first conference win in almost two years.

    Nice job by Cal beating Arizona State. Stanford has a nice bounce-back game against Arizona. Quite an interesting barometer day today in the Pac-10: Cal is going to finish higher than people expected, and Arizona is going to be much worse. USC will confuse and confound all year. Arizona State's ascendence to the top of the conference is still not fully assured, either. And it's not going to be a good year in Pullman -- sorry, cycocelica. :eek:
     
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    Oh, I see what you did there. You added a dollar sign where the "S" should be. How original, did you think of that all by yourself?

    In other news, at least we killed Oregon by over 20...
     
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    AP Top 25 1/05
    1. Pittsburgh (70) 14-0 1,798
    2. Duke 12-1 1,660
    3. North Carolina (2) 13-1 1,651
    4. Wake Forest 13-0 1,553
    5. Connecticut 12-1 1,474
    6. Oklahoma 13-1 1,358
    7. Texas 11-2 1,348
    8. Michigan State 11-2 1,269
    9. Georgetown 10-2 1,208
    10. UCLA 12-2 1,162
    11. Syracuse 14-1 1,113
    12. Clemson 14-0 968
    13. Notre Dame 10-3 802
    14. Purdue 11-3 774
    15. Tennessee 9-3 533
    16. Xavier 11-2 483
    17. Boston College 13-2 453
    18. Marquette 13-2 436
    18. Villanova 12-2 436
    20. Arizona State 12-2 374
    21. Butler 12-1 341
    22. Minnesota 13-1 290
    23. Baylor 12-2 289
    23. Louisville 9-3 289
    25. West Virginia 11-2 230

    ESPN/USA Today Poll 1/05
    1. Pittsburgh (30) 14-0 774
    2. Duke 12-1 714
    3. North Carolina (1) 13-1 707
    4. Wake Forest 13-0 687
    5. Connecticut 12-1 630
    6. Oklahoma 13-1 593
    7. Texas 11-2 546
    7. UCLA 12-2 546
    9. Syracuse 14-1 526
    10. Georgetown 10-2 506
    11. Clemson 14-0 480
    12. Michigan State 11-2 452
    13. Notre Dame 10-3 277
    14. Purdue 11-3 261
    15. Marquette 13-2 251
    16. Arizona State 12-2 238
    17. Villanova 12-2 225
    18. Xavier 11-2 217
    19. Minnesota 13-1 183
    20. Butler 12-1 147
    21. Louisville 9-3 136
    22. West Virginia 11-2 132
    23. Baylor 12-2 98
    24. Boston College 13-2 90
    25. Tennessee 9-3 85
     
  25. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    $tanford would also be pretty appropriate but that usage apparently never caught on.

    Which led to my statement that USC is going to be hard to figure this year on a game-by-game basis. Lots of talent and a good coach, but which team will show up on any given night? I personally would never, ever take them for granted.

    I guess I forgot to mention Oregon in my last post. I think they too will end up worse than the pre-season consensus.
     

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