Can I get a woo?
There ya go
Jay Bilas still thinks Duke should be a 1 seed.
Jay Bilas still endorses Bernie Madoff.
What are we going to be ranked Monday?
probably somewhere between 6-8 and that honestly might be a little high.
Wait, how is dropping from 4 to 8 after getting whipped and losing 3 of the last 4 considered something worth downvoting?
It's not. But apparently unless your answer is "#1 in the country, long live Bo!" you will be received as a hostile force.
We'll almost certainly be 22-4, while having played a very difficult schedule, when the new polls come out. Why would a ranking between #6 and #8 be high? Where would you put us, outside the top 10?
Have played a tough schedule but no real marquee wins. pitt and k-state are solid, minnesota on the road is good but looks less impressive now than it did. I'd probably have indiana, duke (better wins), miami, gonzaga, syracuse, florida, msu, and possibly arizona though they have no real great wins either. That puts us at 7th or 8th and you could still make an argument for kansas though their schedule is easier. I'm not saying we are worse than all those teams, just that our resume matches up with those and how you choose to shuffle them around is mostly bias.
and NCSt & @Illinois are also two wins over "Others Receiving Votes"
But, yeah, 7-8 sounds reasonable. Anything in the Top 10 will work itself out by the end of the season.
dude, you're completely ignoring the bad loss column, which for M is COMPLETELY EMPTY.
Our 4 losses are to 3 top 10 teams and a top 15-20.
3/4 on the road.
4/4 losses on the road
To me, a 23 point loss is a bad loss even if it was against a top 10 team on the road.
w/e then everyone else has 1-2 more bad losses as well
U of A beat Florida and Miami (YTM), so it has great wins It's 20-4. But, it too lostits last 2 games (Cal at home and Colorado away), and it's ranked 16th in KenPom vs. Michigan's 5th.
My guess is 10-11.
For real? He asked what we would be ranked tomorrow and I gave him my honest opinion of 10-11. I guess its trolling unless I say we will be #1 in the country tomorrow even though we have dropped 3 of 4 and had a really hard time with a crap Penn State squad? Flamebait, what a joke.
Until Kelly comes back. If he comes back healthy they will be just as scary as they were at the start of the season when they were blowing through top 5 teams. Hopefully Morgan has that same effect on our squad...
Morgan is no Kelly sadly. Serviceable, but still not great
By one statistical analysis (conducted in mid-January), Morgan was the Big Ten's most valuable defender.
When they where blowing through top 5 teams like Kentucky and Louisville?
It's late in the season and alot easier to judge who is good and who isn't. It's a down year for college basketball but the big ten easily has 4-5 teams in the top 10 and 5-7 in the top 20.
Reminds me of the tourneys back when the big ten would have 4-5 teams in the sweet 16 and 2-3 in the final four. Michigan struggled onthe road vs. a good MSU team , name one team who wasn't struggled horribly in atleast one game. While you're at it name another who would have played better. Seriously they played Indiana , Wisconsin and MSU on the road 95% of college teams would go 0-3 in that stretch.
Until Michigan gets stronger defensively and stronger inside both defensively and offensively this seems like a sweet 16 team. They have the pieces to be an awesome team but college basketball doesn't really allow teams to gel for more than one season anymore.
holy shit, you mean other teams lose too?
it's not just M that loses 3-4 games a year? b/c I was under the impression (based on all the hoops threads) that only a crappy Beilein disaster of a team could lose 4 games.
Only undefeated teams are good. It's a well known blog rule.
For all intensive purposes are season was over after that msu game. Its like the team could of cared less. Theres no way they can bounce back from that.
Bunch of pre-madonnas.
1) it is "Intents and purposes"
2) the season isn't over until we lose in the NCAA tourney. Everything else is just a warm-up.
It's also "could have" and "couldn't care less." I thought it was obvious he was doing it on purpose...
When in doubt, see how OMGShirtless replied.
If it's sarcastic, the post was probably sarcastic. If it's mean, the post was probably serious.
not are season.
I think he was having fun.
These purposes are real intensive yo
I just wanted to throw this out there because I see it a lot, and this is in no way discounting anything you just said - but the saying is "for all intents and purposes"
Yes, that was truly fiery.
Crabcakes and turnovers! That's what Maryland does!!
Nom nom nom nom nom nom
Meanwhile, last years national champion (Kentucky) lost by 30 to Tennessee and probably won't make the NCAA tourney.
Moral of the story? Things could be much worse
I don't know. Would you take a National Championship this year and a shitty season next year with no tournament. Or would you rather have an Elite 8 this year with a sweet 16 next year?
National Championship hands down.
I hear ya. Point was, things could be worse relative to expectations.
Yes, I'd rather have a national championship last year.
How many times has a team forced 26 turnovers and lost? Crazy game
I made that up - I have no idea
It's getting to the point, where I am just expecting at least 1 or 2 teams in the top 5 to lose every week now.
The week teams 1-5 go undeafeated, I will be surprised.
From an offensive standpoint, Maryland actually played some inspired basketball, shooting almost 13% above their typical effective FG%, whereas Duke actually put in what for them would be an average performance by most measures. Then again, anything which gives Coach K a sad makes the world a better place at least for a moment or two.
were pumped up! I live in the DC area and was listening to the sports station for a while this afternoon while students were being interviewed. The fact that Maryland is joining the Big Ten made them really pumped about this game, and they were all enthusiastically predicting a Maryland win.