...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|1 day 3 hours ago||Agree||
Like a few others have said, I don't think we're really going to know much about the team until September.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Also||
the same team you're thinking of underperformed quite a bit in the 5-6 years preceeding 1988.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Yup||
and taking it a step further is the NCAA tourney. If you're a team that's in a Thurs/Sat set up and make it to the Final Four, you're away from school for almost 3 weeks. Even the teams that play a Fri/Sun schedule are away from campus a ton during the tourney.
|2 days 13 hours ago||ACC||
The ACC basketball tournament has been taking place since 1954. In the days when only one team from a conference could make the NCAA tournament, the ACC tourney champ was the team that went to the NCAA's.
|3 days 6 hours ago||In addition||
he's coming back to a new offense.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Live in Colorado||
so I haven't been to the 7-11 that you mention.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Hot girl behind the counter at 7-11????||
What 7-11 do you go to? I don't think I've ever seen a female working at a 7-11 that I would consider hot.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Other conferences||
the only catch with that would be some conferences end their tourney on Saturday. If you win your conference tourney on Saturday and don't have to play until Friday, that's a good amount of rest.
There's so many factors that can go into with the Big Ten. Do the teams that play on Sunday tend to perform better if they get Fri/Sun draw? How much does a team that plays on Sunday have to travel? Are they getting shipped out of the region for the first weekend and looking at a 3 hour plus plane ride?
|5 days 10 hours ago||Outside of the Pistons||
about a decade ago, name me an NBA team that has won the Championship without elite talent?
Since Bird and Magic entered the NBA, the teams that have won the NBA title all had elite talent.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Also||
with the unbalanced and not getting every team at home, a school could end up hosting a disproportionate number of good or bad free throw shooting teams.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Yeah||
That caught my eye too.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Illinois||
Gonna have to guess coaching. Bill Self had laid the foundation for Illinois to be very good in basketball. Weber rode that to a national title game appearance but couldn't keep the momentum going.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Hey Seth||
Congrats on the baby girl!!
It's be interesting to know how many kids leave their conference footprint. For a league like the ACC, a kid might be leaving their region but not necessarily their conference footprint. It might be tougher with a lot of the smaller leagues and the Big East in basketball but it'd be interesting with regards to football BCS conferences.
I know with expansion recently it would make the last few years tough, but the ACC has had their main footprint (Miami to Boston) for probably close to a decade.
|5 days 12 hours ago||The good thing||
about the NBA is guys can declar, test the waters and if they don't what like they are hearing from scouts, they can come back to college as long as they haven't signed an agent.
There's interesting cases made on both sides of whether certain players should go or stay. A few things to keep in mind. You only get a guaranteed contract if you're a first round pick. You get drafted in the second round and do not make the team, you're scrambling hoping someone picks you up. This is supposed to be a really deep draft. I think Stauskas is gone. Mitch and GRIII I think declare and test the waters. Depending on what they hear from scouts will determine whether they come back or not.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Exactly||
in this day and age if you're one of the premier college programs in the country (say year in and year out Top 15ish), you are more then likely losing at least one player early to the nba every year.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Kentucky||
Not that one game would have made a big difference in IU's non-conference slate but IU used to play Kentucky every year. That ended when Kentucky insisted the game be at a neutral site every year instead of home and home.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Yeah||
If Michigan gets to the BTT final, I'm guessing the committee is going to take a good look at whether they should be a one seed.
If UM is playing this Sunday, depending on what happens to some other teams, the committee might wait to see if Michigan wins the BTT before carving the #1 seeds in stone.
|6 days 8 hours ago||It's interesting but||
one reason Utah might not be in the discussion is their non-conference slate was awful. Looking at the RPI rankings on espn, Utah's non-conference SOS is ranked 347th. The Hog's non-conference SOS isn't anything great either, 201, but 347 is just awful. There are 349 teams.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Resolution on McGary||
I think figuring out what they were going to do with Mitch was big. Obviously, it'd be nice to have him on the floor but I think part of the problem early in the year was guys didn't know exactly what their roles were. Those games in November and December were roller coasters as to how much Mitch was going to play and contribute. For a young team trying to find itself with the departures of Burke and Hardaway, it had to be tough on the players and coaches not knowing how much they could get out of Mitch each game. Once they knew he was going to be out for a while, they could focus on the players who could play and what they had to do to make the team better.
|1 week 2 days ago||Somewhat understandable||
Not sure about Harvard's other sports but football isn't D1. It's 1-AA.
|1 week 3 days ago||Heck, how about this||
Wichita St's record against Top 50: 2-0. Their SOS is triple digits. Yeah, they're undefeated but I don't see how they deserve a #1 seed. I'm not saying they shouldn't be a high seed, but a #1 seed who has only played 2 Top 50 teams and has a SOS in the triple digits doesn't seem right.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's what||
kills time between basketball seasons.
|1 week 4 days ago||Arizona in 1997||
is the only team to beat three #1 seeds in the ncaa tourney.
|1 week 4 days ago||Strength of schedule||
At least according to the RPI rankings on espn, Wisky has the 2nd toughest SOS. UM's SOS is ranked 9th. Wisky's wins over Virginia and Florida are looking really nice right now.
|1 week 4 days ago||No won/loss outcomes||
were decided but it'd be interesting to know how many teams covered by a half point or one point in Vegas.
|1 week 6 days ago||Lottery pick||
What picks in the first round are considered lottery picks?
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||For NCAA seeding||
I think winning the last 2 regular season games are big. A lot of the top 10-15 teams in the current AP poll still have tough games remaining this coming week. 15-3 conference record and getting to the conference tourney finals, if not semi's, might get UM a #2 seed depending on what happens with other teams.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Unknown commodity??||
I don't think Indiana St was an unknown commodity heading into the tourney. They were a #1 seed, had a first team all-american who was the 6th pick in the 1978 NBA draft but decided to come back for his last year at ISU.
Now granted the amount of media wasn't nearly as big as it is now, but it's not like ISU was a low seed who made it to the title game.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Yeah||
That's the way I see it. UM's 2 up in the loss column to both Sparty and Wisky.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Competition||
Agree. With 2 returning starters, a sophomore who got rave reviews in practice and saw spot time games and Peppers, the cornerback position looks pretty solid.