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College Basketball 2017-2018
« on: August 15, 2017, 03:25:28 PM »
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    The Duke Blue Devils picked up the No. 1 college recruit today. Marvin Bagley III played in California last year and interviewed at UCLA, USC, and Duke. He is likely to spend a year at Durham and be the No. 1 NBA pick in 2018. The expectations are out the roof for him and the team in the coming season.

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    Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski has now landed five top-100 recruits, including three other five-star prospects in Trevon Duval, Wendell Carter and Gary Trent Jr. With Grayson Allen returning for his senior season, the Blue Devils are the favorites to win the national title next year, which would be Krzyzewskiís sixth. Itís the second year in a row and third in the past four that he has brought in the nationís top recruit, following Jahlil Okafor (2014) and Harry Giles (2016).
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/08/15/top-recruit-marvin-bagley-iii-picks-duke-and-intends-to-play-in-2017/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.07702ad17fe6
    On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heartís desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 07:42:07 AM »
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  • Coach K continues to show he's the class of the field. This brings up an issue I've had over the years- how do you feel about the 1-and-done players?
    "It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." - POTUS #32

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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 04:38:53 PM »
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  • Coach K is awesome.  As to your question- if I had that kind of talent it would be hard not to take the money. You could get injured the next year and your career is over.

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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 05:57:46 PM »
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  • Yeah, youre right about that one. Actually, youre right about both of those. I swear after Coach K retires they should rename is Championship trophy from the John Wooden to the Mike Krzyzewski trophy.
    "It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." - POTUS #32

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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 08:22:12 AM »
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  • When it comes to ACC basketball - I am an oddity. I like Duke AND the Tarheels. I grew up watching Dean Smith and all of those great players - but Coach K is unreal with what he has and will accomplish. I was also a big fan of Jim Valvano. I guess I'm just an old time ACC fan.

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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 08:47:57 AM »
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  • Yeah bud. While I am a Hokie alum I still respect our conference and believe that the ACC is the top dog in college hoops. The best coaches of all time and some of the best players to play in college and then onto the pros.

    Come tournament time, even if Duke or UNC isn't a #1 seeded they are always a threat.
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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 01:01:44 AM »
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  • Tonight at the Champion's Classic on ESPN...

     No. 1 Duke beat No. 2 Michigan State. 88-81. Grayson Allen put on a show with 37 points. He was 7 of 11 from downtown. Bagley sat out the second half with an eye injury.

    No. 4 Kansas beat No. 7 Kentucky 65-61. It was a not a polished performance for either team. I would say experience won. The big guys are still a little herky jerky for Kentucky. That's what you get with 5 freshmen on the floor at the beginning of the season. They are still in adolescence physically.

    On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heartís desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 09:04:45 AM »
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  • Time to bump this thread up.  Conference play is about to go full bore. Right now duke is in last place of the ACC after falling to a hot shooting Boston College team over the weekend. Should be another exciting season, with Duke, Notre Dame, UNC, FSU, UVA and Miami all looking good at this point.

    who do ya'll like?....let me guess, Duke, right

    GO HEELS!!!!

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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 09:11:03 AM »
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  • And Virginia Tech is leading the conference in overall scoring and receiving votes for the Top 25.

    Big...BIG game at Kentucky this Saturday. Hoping my hopes can pull that one out, but thats a big mountain to climb. Should be a great challenged before beginning ACC conference play.

    GO HOKIES!
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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #9 on: December 13, 2017, 12:18:24 PM »
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  • The Hokies have been unreal on offense this year. They've been rolling in NBA game scores on a NCAA score clock. Just unbelievable. That said, I keep looking back at that game against St. Louis, when the Hokies got beat by 6 points and were held to 71. Still a decent offense putout. I watched St. Louis play their next 3 games and lose every one of them. Not a very impressive team IMO. Travis Ford (St. Louis Coach) said he just noticed he had never seen a team in his live shoot as many layups in a game as the Hokies, so they went in the game with one mission - guard the paint and shut down the lane. Game over. That's what Kentucky is going to do Saturday - watch and see. "The Buzz" better have an answer for it this time or it will be the Hokies Achilles heal for sure. AND - I have no doubt he will have an answer. Definitely a must-watch game for me.
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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 09:55:18 AM »
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  • Yeah, those are all great points!

    I think Kentucky takes this one but it will be interesting to see how the team stacks up as the underdog AND what they can learn moving foward. The Wildcats run their offense a lot like the Tarheels so thatll be good prep.
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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #11 on: December 14, 2017, 05:56:42 PM »
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  • Man I love college b'ball.

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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #12 on: December 17, 2017, 06:00:45 PM »
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  • Tech played Kentucky like they could win it pretty much the entire game. I don't think anyone was surprised by Kentucky winning, but give it to the Hokies. They have come a long way under Coach Buzz.
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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #13 on: December 17, 2017, 08:29:23 PM »
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  • Playing in a hostile environment, North Carolina trailed No. 20 Tennessee  most of the game, but showed real grit to win at the end. It was fun to watch.
    On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heartís desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
    ...H. L. Mencken

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    Re: College Basketball 2017-2018
    « Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 10:09:27 AM »
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  • Tech played Kentucky like they could win it pretty much the entire game. I don't think anyone was surprised by Kentucky winning, but give it to the Hokies. They have come a long way under Coach Buzz.

    Yes indeed, Mr. Blue Fish. It a close game but in the 2nd half our 3-point shooters ran out of luck and we started racking up the fouls. Despite the loss I think it shows how bright the progress, and the future, is under Coach Buzz.
    "It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." - POTUS #32