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Title: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on October 20, 2019, 01:07:59 pm
It seems like the right time to start a thread for the new college basketball season.  The AP preseason rankings will be released tomorrow, and the initial kenpom.com ratings (https://kenpom.com/) are out.  The consensus favorite is Michigan State, which features the expected player of the year, guard Cassius Winston.  But there are a host of other plausible contenders that include usual suspects like Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, and North Carolina, as well as Louisville, Florida, Villanova, and defending champion Virginia.

One of the more intriguing (IMO) teams to watch is Memphis, with former star and NBA great Penny Hardaway in his second season as coach.  They have the nation's top recruiting class (the first time in years it hasn't been Duke or Kentucky) featuring center James Wiseman, who is forecast to be the freshman of the year and possible #1 NBA draft pick.  On paper they have a huge amount of talent and potential, but with a team full of freshmen and a second-year coach, they could finish almost anywhere.

Some people in the college football pick 'em game have expressed interest in having a similar one for basketball.   Post here if you're interested, and also if you're willing to choose the weekly slate of games.  I'll volunteer to keep score.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on October 20, 2019, 01:48:47 pm
I will play but don't know enough about CBB to provide games this time so whoever feels comfortable enough to do so please step up :)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on October 21, 2019, 11:26:22 am
The preseason AP top 25:

1. Michigan State
2. Kentucky
3. Kansas
4. Duke
5. Louisville
6. Florida
7. Maryland
8. Gonzaga
9. North Carolina
10. Villanova
11. Virginia
12. Seton Hall
13. Texas Tech
14. Memphis
15. Oregon
16. Baylor
17. Utah State
18. Ohio State
19. Xavier
20. Saint Mary’s (Cal.)
21. Arizona
22. LSU
23. Purdue
24. Auburn
25. VCU

https://apnews.com/APTop25CollegeBasketballPoll


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: MR. KAYNE WEST on October 21, 2019, 06:20:49 pm
Always will go with Mich State until they are eliminated just like Ohio State in College NCAA sports


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on October 21, 2019, 09:08:39 pm
The preseason AP top 25:

1. Michigan State
2. Kentucky
3. Kansas
4. Duke
5. Louisville
6. Florida
7. Maryland
8. Gonzaga
9. North Carolina
10. Villanova
11. Virginia
12. Seton Hall
13. Texas Tech
14. Memphis
15. Oregon
16. Baylor
17. Utah State
18. Ohio State
19. Xavier
20. Saint Mary’s (Cal.)
21. Arizona
22. LSU
23. Purdue
24. Auburn
25. VCU

https://apnews.com/APTop25CollegeBasketballPoll

Well, the annual Champions Classic is going to be insane this year!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on October 22, 2019, 04:21:37 am
The Border War between Mizzou and kU is back... during the 2020-21 season.

KMOV: (https://www.kmov.com/sports/rivalry-renewed-mizzou-kansas-to-meet-on-hardwood/article_42997992-f465-11e9-a9fa-6f6f816033c9.html)
Quote
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Missouri men’s basketball team will once again be taking on its fiercest and oldest rival, the school announced Monday.

Mizzou announced that it will be facing Kansas in six straight seasons starting in 2020-2021.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on October 22, 2019, 11:40:58 am
The AP preseason All-America team (https://apnews.com/8faed079a394401e9674748b50f14844):

G Cassius Winston, Michigan State, senior (unanimous pick)
G Markus Howard, Marquette, senior
G Myles Powell, Seton Hall, senior
F Jordan Nwora, Louisville, junior
C James Wiseman, Memphis, freshman


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on October 22, 2019, 09:41:33 pm
Preseason Polls tracker since I have yet to see them consolidated anywhere.

America East: 1. Vermont 2. UMBC 3. Stony Brook 4. Albany - Vermont is a heavy favourite but is not expected to compete for an at-large.

American: 1A. Houston 1B. Memphis 3. Cincinnati 4. Wichita State 5. USF 6. UConn 7. Temple 8. SMU 9. UCF 10. Tulsa 11. ECU 12. Tulane - Three very serious Final Four contenders and a highly thought of team returning to prominence in Wichita. Each of the next three will have their chances to make their case, but I think this will ultimately be top-heavy.

Atlantic 10: No poll yet released. Their media day was today? VCU is ranked in the AP poll and Davidson and Dayton are highly regarded enough for at-large consideration. I think the next tier is URI/St. Bonnie's/Saint Louis/Duquesne? 1. VCU 2. Davidson 3. Dayton 4. Rhode Island 5. St. Bonnies 6. Richmond 7. Saint Louis 8. Duquesne 9. George Mason 10. La Salle 11. UMass 12. George Washington 13. St. Joseph's 14. Fordham

ACC: 1. Duke 2. UNC 3. Louisville 4. Virginia 5. Florida State 6. NC State 7. Notre Dame 8. Syracuse 9. Miami 10. Pitt 11. Clemson 12. Georgia Tech 13. Boston College 14. Virginia Tech 15. Wake Forest - Three very serious national title contenders and two ol' reliable teams. The depth of this conference will rely on the next three because the expectations are very low for the bottom half. I am glad the media is hyping Notre Dame's return, but I definitely have some question marks there.

A-Sun: 1. Liberty 2. North Florida 3. Florida Gulf Coast

Big 12: 1. Kansas 2. Baylor 3. Texas Tech 4. Texas 5. West Virginia 6. Oklahoma State 7. Iowa State 8. Oklahoma 9. Kansas State 10. TCU - not my expertise, but is it possible to be underrated Chris Beard still? Baylor has a bit to replace. Top seven could all contend, but likely down to a five bid year.

Big East: 1. Seton Hall 2. Villanova 3. Xavier 4. Marquette 5. Providence 6. Georgetown 7. Creighton 8. Butler 9. St. John's 10. DePaul - Seven contenders hope to get at least six bids and perhaps some wins to improve on last year's epic disappointments.

Big Sky (Coaches): 1. EWU 2. Montana 3. Weber State - The media picked EWU third.

Big South: No poll yet released.

Big Ten: 1. Michigan State 2. Maryland 3. Ohio State 4. Purdue 5. Michigan 6. Wisconsin 7. Illinois 8. Iowa 9. Penn State 10. Indiana 11. Minnesota 12. Rutgers 13. Nebraska 14. Northwestern - My spring forecast flipped Minnesota and Wisconsin - I know Wisconsin tends to find hidden gems, but the loss of Happ is enormous - and slotted Iowa four slots higher. I pegged it as an eight bid league at the time, which feels slightly high. I think Illinois can get it done. I am less certain that Penn State is capable should the Illini fail.

Big West: 1. UC-Irvine 2. UC-Santa Barbara 3. Cal State-Northridge 4. Hawaii

Colonial: 1. Hofstra 2. Charleston 3. Northeastern 4. James Madison 5. Delaware - Hofstra loses their star and plays perhaps too light a schedule. Every game is winnable including UCLA, but I think everyone will take multiple lumps in conference play to prevent an at-large. I see a new winner this year.

C-USA: 1. WKU 2. UTSA 3. Louisiana Tech 4A. UTEP 4B. Old Dominion 6. UAB ---- UTEP returns?! KenPom loves them too. I've awaited this for so long! But the story will be if WKU can compete with higher rated Cincinnati, Arkansas, Belmont and URI in order to build a bubbly resume.

Horizon: 1. Wright State 2. NKU 3. UIC 4. Oakland 5. Green Bay

Ivy: 1. Harvard 2. Penn 3. Yale 4. Princeton - I think they got this right, and I don't think #1 will be particularly close - the Orlando Invitational will be fun to compete against other bubble teams, but I don't think Harvard will leave any doubt. Watch out for Gabe Stefanini and Columbia who could stealthily push for second/third and a coveted spot in Ivy Madness in Cambridge.

MAAC: 1. Iona 2. Rider 3. Quinnipiac 4. Monmouth 5. Manhattan 6. Siena - Really hoping this will be Baker Dunleavy's breakout season at QU! He is surrounded by all the traditional powers (save Niagara) plus recent breakout program, Rider though the coaches see this as a two horse race.

MAC: No poll yet released. Buffalo is once again considered a big favourite.

MEAC: 1. NC Central 2. Bethune-Cookman 3A. Norfolk State 3B. North Carolina A+T - one of the closest votes!

MVC: 1. Missouri State 2. Bradley 3. UNI 4. Loyola (IL) - The Ramblers did bring in a nationally ranked recruiting class but will be very young.

MWC: 1. Utah State 2. San Diego State 3. New Mexico 4. Nevada 5. Boise State - While most feel Utah State is solidly in, SDSU and New Mexico could spend all season long on the bubble if the hype is actually for real this time. Nevada could fight for a spot but nearly fell behind Boise in the poll, so expectations do not involve a return to the Big Dance.

NEC: 1. LIU-Brooklyn 2. Sacred Heart 3. St. Francis (PA)

OVC: 1. Belmont 2. Murray State 3. Jacksonville State 4. Austin Peay 5. UT-Martin - Belmont had a bit of trouble scheduling tough this year but has road trips to BC, Alabama, Saint Louis and WKU plus their home and home with Lipscomb, but this team is every bit as legit as last year's team. Murray and JSU will certainly continue giving them fits so put them on bubble watch immediately!

Pac-12: 1. Oregon 2. Colorado 3. Washington 4. Arizona 5. USC 6. Arizona State 7. Oregon State 8. UCLA 9. Utah 10. Stanford 11. Washington State 12. Cal - Has the turnaround year finally arrived?! The hype says the same thing as I said for the Big 12 - Seven contenders fighting for about five bids though I remain slightly skeptical of Colorado's miraculous growth this quickly.

Patriot: 1. Colgate 2. Bucknell 3. American - Second place may be the most interesting race to watch. Colgate got a national AP vote, and it wasn't an accident!!

SEC: 1. Kentucky 2. Florida 3. LSU 4. Auburn 5. Tennessee 6. Alabama 7. Mississippi State 8. Ole Miss 9. Georgia 10. South Carolina 11. Arkansas 12. Texas A&M 13. Mizzou 14. Vanderbilt - The SEC is so deep that no team would truly surprise me by making the Tournament, and they may push for 8 bids. Isn't Georgia criminally underrated though? No respect for Tom Crean!

SoCon: 1. ETSU 2. UNC-Greensboro 3. Furman 4. Wofford

Southland: 1. New Orleans 2. Sam Houston State 3. Abilene Christian 4. Stephen F. Austin

SWAC: 1. Prairie View A&M 2. Texas Southern 3. Grambling State 4. Alabama State

Summit: 1. North Dakota State 2. South Dakota 3. Oral Roberts 4. Omaha 5. South Dakota State

Sun Belt: 1. South Alabama 2. Georgia Southern 3. Texas-Arlington (average of three media polls)

WCC: 1. Gonzaga 2. St. Mary's 3. BYU 4. Pepperdine 5. Santa Clara - I think we all know how this conference goes by now :)

WAC: 1. New Mexico State 2. Grand Canyon 3. Seattle


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on October 23, 2019, 01:24:25 pm
Very pumped for the Illini.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on October 24, 2019, 12:28:15 pm
The preseason AP top 25:

1. Michigan State
2. Kentucky
3. Kansas
4. Duke
5. Louisville
6. Florida
7. Maryland
8. Gonzaga
9. North Carolina
10. Villanova
11. Virginia
12. Seton Hall
13. Texas Tech
14. Memphis
15. Oregon
16. Baylor
17. Utah State
18. Ohio State
19. Xavier
20. Saint Mary’s (Cal.)
21. Arizona
22. LSU
23. Purdue
24. Auburn
25. VCU

https://apnews.com/APTop25CollegeBasketballPoll

The coaches' poll looks very similar, at least at the top:

1   Michigan State (30)   792
2   Kentucky   734
3   Kansas (1)   687
4   Duke (1)   683
5   Louisville   670
6   Florida   619
7   Gonzaga   544
8   Maryland   536
9   Virginia   532
10   Villanova   531
11   North Carolina   503
12   Texas Tech   417
13   Seton Hall   403
14   Oregon   344
15   Memphis   331
16   Ohio State   280
17   Arizona   229
18   Baylor   228
19   Utah State   218
20   Saint Mary's   163
21   Xavier   149
22   Purdue   123
23   Auburn   105
24   LSU   86
25   Tennessee   78

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/college-basketball-rankings-michigan-state-leads-preseason-coaches-poll-ahead-of-kentucky-kansas-duke/


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on October 27, 2019, 05:45:24 pm
The regular season starts a week from tomorrow.  Some notable games through the first weekend:

Tuesday, Nov. 5:

Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden:

3 Kansas vs 4 Duke, 7:00 pm
1 Michigan St. vs 2 Kentucky, 9:30 pm

Others:

5 Louisville @ Miami (FL) 6:30 pm
20 St. Mary's @ Wisconsin 9:00 pm


Wednesday, Nov. 6:

Notre Dame @ 9 North Carolina, 7:00 pm
Cincinnati @ 18 Ohio State, 8:30 pm
11 Virginia @ Syracuse, 9:00 pm


Friday, Nov. 8:

24 Auburn @ Davidson, 6:00 pm
16 Baylor @ Washington, 9:30 pm


Saturday, Nov. 9:

Texas @ 23 Purdue, 7:00 pm
Rhode Island @ 7 Maryland 9:00 pm


Sunday, Nov. 10:

Florida St. @ 6 Florida 1:00 pm
Illinois @ 21 Arizona 9:00 pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on October 27, 2019, 09:59:28 pm
Alright! Since no one's stepped up yet, I'll inaugurate the pick 'em.

Rules:
- I'll pick 25 games a week
- Each game equals 1 point, so if you are perfect in a week you will get a total of 25 points
- Tournament picks will be handled separately

I'll post a slate of games every Sunday evening, which will include games that will be played the subsequent Friday through Sunday — staying away from weekday games for now.

n.b. the schedule will start out pretty top-heavy (I'm a Carolina fan and mostly follow the ACC). I'm making a proactive effort to look for interesting matchups in small conferences, but if there's one you think should be highlighted just let me know before Sunday evening.



If you want to get a head start, here's the slate for the first weekend (November 8-10)

Friday, November 8
#24 Auburn vs. Davidson – 5pm – CBSSN
UIC @ #14 Memphis – 6pm – ESPNU
Vermont @ St. Bonaventure – 6pm
Akron @ West Virginia – 6pm
Illinois @ Grand Canyon – 7pm
Bowling Green @ #22 LSU – 7pm – SECN
Northern Kentucky @ Mizzou – 7pm – SECN
UNC Greensboro @ #3 Kansas – 8pm – ESPNU
#16 Baylor @ Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN
Arizona State vs. Colorado – 9:30pm – ESPN2

Saturday, November 9
Oklahoma vs. Minnesota – TBD – BTN
San Diego State @ BYU – TBD
Iowa State @ Oregon State – 3:30pm
NJIT @ Providence – 3:30pm
Texas @ Purdue – 6pm – FS1
UC Irvine @ Pepperdine – 7pm
Tulsa @ UT-Arlington – 7pm – ESPN+
Rhode Island @ #7 Maryland – 8pm – FS1
Boise State @ #15 Oregon – 10pm

Sunday, November 10
Boston College @ South Florida – 11am – CBSSN
Florida State @ #6 Florida – 12pm – ESPN
Columbia @ Wake Forest – 1pm
Colgate @ Clemson – 2pm
UC Santa Barbara @ UCLA – 6pm
Illinois @ #21 Arizona – 8pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on October 27, 2019, 10:10:04 pm
Well, we can't be worse than 0-18, so here's to a new season!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on October 28, 2019, 05:07:55 pm
Thanks to sjoyce for volunteering to choose the games!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on October 28, 2019, 08:07:05 pm
Oklahoma first preseason game tomorrow hype.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Thank you for the memories, Atlas on October 30, 2019, 06:39:58 pm
yeee lets do this


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on October 30, 2019, 06:41:41 pm
I'm definitely going to play, but will wait until closer to next weekend to post picks.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on October 30, 2019, 10:36:40 pm

If you want to get a head start, here's the slate for the first weekend (November 8-10)

Friday, November 8
#24 Auburn vs. Davidson – 5pm – CBSSN
UIC @ #14 Memphis – 6pm – ESPNU
Vermont @ St. Bonaventure – 6pm
Akron @ West Virginia – 6pm
Illinois @ Grand Canyon – 7pm
Bowling Green @ #22 LSU – 7pm – SECN
Northern Kentucky @ Mizzou – 7pm – SECN
UNC Greensboro @ #3 Kansas – 8pm – ESPNU
#16 Baylor @ Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN
Arizona State vs. Colorado – 9:30pm – ESPN2

Saturday, November 9
Oklahoma vs. Minnesota – TBD – BTN
San Diego State @ BYU – TBD
Iowa State @ Oregon State – 3:30pm
NJIT @ Providence – 3:30pm
Texas @ Purdue – 6pm – FS1
UC Irvine @ Pepperdine – 7pm
Tulsa @ UT-Arlington – 7pm – ESPN+
Rhode Island @ #7 Maryland – 8pm – FS1
Boise State @ #15 Oregon – 10pm

Sunday, November 10
Boston College @ South Florida – 11am – CBSSN
Florida State @ #6 Florida – 12pm – ESPN
Columbia @ Wake Forest – 1pm
Colgate @ Clemson – 2pm
UC Santa Barbara @ UCLA – 6pm
Illinois @ #21 Arizona – 8pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on November 01, 2019, 03:10:36 pm
^ We're beatin' 'Zona. 8)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on November 04, 2019, 07:40:26 pm
Friday, November 8
#24 Auburn vs. Davidson – 5pm – CBSSN
UIC @ #14 Memphis – 6pm – ESPNU
Vermont @ St. Bonaventure – 6pm
Akron @ West Virginia – 6pm
Illinois @ Grand Canyon – 7pm
Bowling Green @ #22 LSU – 7pm – SECN
Northern Kentucky @ Mizzou – 7pm – SECN
UNC Greensboro @ #3 Kansas – 8pm – ESPNU
#16 Baylor @ Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN
Arizona State vs. Colorado – 9:30pm – ESPN2

Saturday, November 9
Oklahoma vs. Minnesota – TBD – BTN
San Diego State @ BYU – TBD
Iowa State @ Oregon State – 3:30pm
NJIT @ Providence – 3:30pm
Texas @ Purdue – 6pm – FS1
UC Irvine @ Pepperdine – 7pm
Tulsa @ UT-Arlington – 7pm – ESPN+
Rhode Island @ #7 Maryland – 8pm – FS1
Boise State @ #15 Oregon – 10pm

Sunday, November 10
Boston College @ South Florida – 11am – CBSSN
Florida State @ #6 Florida – 12pm – ESPN
Columbia @ Wake Forest – 1pm
Colgate @ Clemson – 2pm
UC Santa Barbara @ UCLA – 6pm
Illinois @ #21 Arizona – 8pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on November 04, 2019, 08:59:37 pm
Auburn
Memphis
Vermont
Akron
Grand Canyon
LSU
Missouri
Kansas
Wazzu
Arizona State
Minnesota
San Diego State
Iowa State
Providence
Purdue
UC Irvine
UT Arlington
Maryland
Oregon
Boston College
Florida
Wake Forest
Clemson
UCLA
Arizona


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 04, 2019, 09:10:07 pm
My brain doesn't work for basketball yet. Here we go.

Auburn
Memphis
St. Bonaventure
WVU
Illinois
LSU
Mizzou
Kansas
Baylor
Arizona State

Minnesota
San Diego State
Iowa State
Providence
Texas
UC Irvine
UT Arlington
Maryland
Oregon

South Florida
Florida State
Columbia
Clemson (barely)
UCLA
Illinois


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on November 04, 2019, 11:32:59 pm
Kind of disappointed we're not doing the Champions Classic tomorrow!  The top 4 in the AP Poll are all squaring off- it should be an incredible way to open the season!!

#1 Michigan State vs. #2 Kentucky
#3 Kansas vs. #4 Duke


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on November 05, 2019, 12:09:46 am
Kind of disappointed we're not doing the Champions Classic tomorrow!  The top 4 in the AP Poll are all squaring off- it should be an incredible way to open the season!!

#1 Michigan State vs. #2 Kentucky
#3 Kansas vs. #4 Duke

Me too — I'm following the lead of the CFB pick em and only choosing Friday-Sunday games to make this run on a regular basis, b/c some people don't check the board every day and I don't want to have a tight turnaround for weekly picks. But the donwside of that is missing out on weekday matchups like this one.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 05, 2019, 08:25:23 am
Just for fun, my picks for the Champions Classic are Michigan State and Duke.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 05, 2019, 12:24:23 pm
And the season is underway!  Baylor is playing Central Arkansas on ESPN+.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on November 05, 2019, 01:21:13 pm
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th
#24 Auburn vs. Davidson (Annapolis, MD)
Illinois-Chicago at #14 Memphis
Vermont at St. Bonaventure
Akron at West Virginia
ILLINOIS at Grand Canyon
Bowling Green at #22 LSU
Northern Kentucky at Missouri
UNC-Greensboro at #3 Kansas
#16 Baylor vs. Washington (Anchorage, AK)
Arizona State vs. Colorado (Shanghai, China)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th
Oklahoma vs. Minnesota (Sioux Falls, SD)
San Diego State at BYU
#24 Iowa State at Oregon State
NJIT at Providence
Texas at #23 Purdue
UC-Irvine at Pepperdine
Tulsa at UT-Arlington
Rhode Island at #7 Maryland
Boise State at #15 Oregon

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th
Boston College at South Florida
Florida State at #6 Florida
Columbia at Wake Forest
Colgate at Clemson
UC-Santa Barbara at UCLA
ILLINOIS at #21 Arizona


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on November 05, 2019, 01:50:06 pm
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th
#24 Auburn vs. Davidson (Annapolis, MD)
Illinois-Chicago at #14 Memphis
Vermont at St. Bonaventure
Akron at West Virginia
Illinois at Grand Canyon
Bowling Green at #22 LSU
Northern Kentucky at Missouri
UNC-Greensboro at #3 Kansas
#16 Baylor vs. Washington (Anchorage, AK)
Arizona State vs. Colorado (Shanghai, China)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th
Oklahoma vs. Minnesota (Sioux Falls, SD)
San Diego State at BYU
#24 Iowa State at Oregon State
NJIT at Providence
Texas at #23 Purdue
UC-Irvine at Pepperdine
Tulsa at UT-Arlington
Rhode Island at #7 Maryland
Boise State at #15 Oregon

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th
Boston College at South Florida
Florida State at #6 Florida
Columbia at Wake Forest
Colgate at Clemson
UC-Santa Barbara at UCLA
Illinois at #21 Arizona


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 05, 2019, 02:09:34 pm
Nothing personal, sjoyce, but I really hope you're not as good at picking basketball as football. ;)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on November 05, 2019, 04:24:27 pm
Nothing personal, sjoyce, but I really hope you're not as good at picking basketball as football. ;)
Whiffed on my last two March brackets, if that's any comfort :P


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 05, 2019, 10:11:35 pm
QUAKERS! IVY LEAGUE > SEC!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on November 06, 2019, 01:23:04 am
Kentucky did more than just throw out their governor tonight.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Thank you for the memories, Atlas on November 06, 2019, 09:09:34 am
Friday, November 8
#24 Auburn vs. Davidson – 5pm – CBSSN
UIC @ #14 Memphis – 6pm – ESPNU
Vermont @ St. Bonaventure – 6pm
Akron @ West Virginia – 6pm
Illinois @ Grand Canyon – 7pm
Bowling Green @ #22 LSU – 7pm – SECN
Northern Kentucky @ Mizzou – 7pm – SECN
UNC Greensboro @ #3 Kansas – 8pm – ESPNU
#16 Baylor @ Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN
Arizona State vs. Colorado – 9:30pm – ESPN2

Saturday, November 9
Oklahoma vs. Minnesota – TBD – BTN
San Diego State @ BYU – TBD
Iowa State @ Oregon State – 3:30pm
NJIT @ Providence – 3:30pm
Texas @ Purdue – 6pm – FS1
UC Irvine @ Pepperdine – 7pm
Tulsa @ UT-Arlington – 7pm – ESPN+
Rhode Island @ #7 Maryland – 8pm – FS1
Boise State @ #15 Oregon – 10pm

Sunday, November 10
Boston College @ South Florida – 11am – CBSSN
Florida State @ #6 Florida – 12pm – ESPN
Columbia @ Wake Forest – 1pm
Colgate @ Clemson – 2pm
UC Santa Barbara @ UCLA – 6pm
Illinois @ #21 Arizona – 8pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on November 06, 2019, 10:43:06 am
Yikes, Illinois.  I’m hoping this is a blessing-in-disguise wake up call before heading out west.  Effort like that at Grand Canyon (I’ve read that place is a very intense gym), and we lose!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on November 06, 2019, 03:23:43 pm
Friday, November 8
#24 Auburn vs. Davidson – 5pm – CBSSN
UIC @ #14 Memphis – 6pm – ESPNU
Vermont @ St. Bonaventure – 6pm
Akron @ West Virginia – 6pm
Illinois @ Grand Canyon – 7pm
Bowling Green @ #22 LSU – 7pm – SECN
Northern Kentucky @ Mizzou – 7pm – SECN
UNC Greensboro @ #3 Kansas – 8pm – ESPNU
#16 Baylor @ Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN
Arizona State vs. Colorado – 9:30pm – ESPN2

Saturday, November 9
Oklahoma vs. Minnesota – TBD – BTN
San Diego State @ BYU – TBD
Iowa State @ Oregon State – 3:30pm
NJIT @ Providence – 3:30pm
Texas @ Purdue – 6pm – FS1
UC Irvine @ Pepperdine – 7pm
Tulsa @ UT-Arlington – 7pm – ESPN+
Rhode Island @ #7 Maryland – 8pm – FS1
Boise State @ #15 Oregon – 10pm

Sunday, November 10
Boston College @ South Florida – 11am – CBSSN
Florida State @ #6 Florida – 12pm – ESPN
Columbia @ Wake Forest – 1pm
Colgate @ Clemson – 2pm
UC Santa Barbara @ UCLA – 6pm
Illinois @ #21 Arizona – 8pm



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 06, 2019, 09:17:42 pm
What a debut performance by Cole Anthony!

On the other end of the spectrum, the UVA-Syracuse game is painful to watch so far. 

EDIT: Under 10 minutes to go in the first half, UVA leads 10-2.  Yes, Syracuse has two points in ten minutes.  Time to turn it off.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 07, 2019, 03:20:10 pm
Yikes, Illinois.  I’m hoping this is a blessing-in-disguise wake up call before heading out west.  Effort like that at Grand Canyon (I’ve read that place is a very intense gym), and we lose!

The pressure will be very much on, Thomas.



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 07, 2019, 04:12:37 pm
Auburn vs. Davidson
Illinois-Chicago at Memphis
Vermont at St. Bonaventure
Akron at West Virginia
Illinois at Grand Canyon - the Illini will be in a big hole if they lose this one
Bowling Green at LSU
Northern Kentucky at Missouri
UNC-Greensboro at Kansas
Baylor vs. Washington
Arizona State vs. Colorado

Oklahoma vs. Minnesota
San Diego State at BYU
Iowa State at Oregon State
NJIT at Providence
Texas at Purdue
UC-Irvine at Pepperdine
Tulsa at UT-Arlington
Rhode Island at Maryland
Boise State at Oregon

Boston College at South Florida
Florida State at Florida
Columbia at Wake Forest
Colgate at Clemson
UC-Santa Barbara at UCLA
Illinois at Arizona


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 08, 2019, 04:54:38 pm
If anyone still wants to make picks, just a reminder that the first game (Auburn-Davidson) starts in an hour.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 08, 2019, 08:20:02 pm
Auburn beat Davidson 76-66.  Memphis up by 40 (not a typo) early second half.  LSU trailing Bowling Green mid first half.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 08, 2019, 10:11:48 pm
Northwestern lost by 10 at home to Merrimack College, which is in its first D1 season and lost by 20 to Maine in their previous game.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 09, 2019, 04:38:14 am
Switching my Sunday picks to Florida, Wake and Arizona after some very basic re evaluation. Shameful selections!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on November 09, 2019, 10:33:18 am
Switching my Sunday picks to Florida, Wake and Arizona after some very basic re evaluation. Shameful selections!

You’ll see!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on November 09, 2019, 12:47:19 pm
Northwestern lost by 10 at home to Merrimack College, which is in its first D1 season and lost by 20 to Maine in their previous game.

Most exciting thing about this time of the season is that you learn about schools that you never knew existed.

Also, did you see Utah beat Mississippi Valley State 143-49?  that's just cold.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 10, 2019, 05:22:44 pm
Nicholls > Pitt > Florida State > #6 Florida

:)

Great Week 1!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 10, 2019, 06:08:33 pm
Northwestern lost by 10 at home to Merrimack College, which is in its first D1 season and lost by 20 to Maine in their previous game.

Most exciting thing about this time of the season is that you learn about schools that you never knew existed.

Also, did you see Utah beat Mississippi Valley State 143-49?  that's just cold.

Miss. Valley State also lost today to Central Michigan 134-78.  I think we can safely say they're a bad team. ;)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on November 11, 2019, 01:34:06 am
Week two:

Friday, November 15
Radford @ Georgia Southern – 6pm – ESPN+
West Virginia @ Pitt – 6pm – ESPNU
Alabama @ Rhode Island – 6:30pm – NCBSN
#8 Gonzaga @ Texas A&M – 8pm – SECN
UC Irvine @ Boise State – 8pm
BYU @ Houston – 8pm – ESPNU
Minnesota @ Utah – 8pm – Pac12
Cal Baptist @ Cal – 9pm
UNLV @ UCLA – 10pm – Pac12

Saturday, November 16
Old Dominion @ Northeastern – 12pm
Belmont @ Boston College – 1pm – ACCN
Washington @ Tennessee – 4pm – ESPN+
Louisiana Tech @ Creighton – 5pm – FS2
Kent State @ Wright State – 6pm – ESPN3
UIC @ Bradley – 7pm – ESPN3
Wofford @ Butler – 7pm – FS2
Santa Clara @ Stanford – 9pm
Southern Cal @ Nevada – 10pm – CBSSN

Sunday, November 17
Marquette @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FS1
New Mexico State @ #21 Arizona – 1pm – Pac12
#6 Florida @ UConn – 2pm ESPN
#12 Seton Hall @ Saint Louis – 3pm – ESPNU
Ball State @ Indiana State – 3:30pm – ESPN3
Rider @ Arizona State – 5pm – Pac12
UT-Arlington @ #15 Oregon – 7pm – Pac12


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 11, 2019, 08:49:30 am
WEEK 1 RESULTS

A big logjam with everybody within 3 games, and a 3-way tie for first followed by a 5-way tie for fourth:

19 dfw, GeorgiaModerate, Sunrise
17 Illiniwek, JGibson, sjoyce, Sprouts, YE
16 RINO Tom

There were 9 unanimous picks, all correct except Florida:

Memphis-UIC
LSU-Bowling Green
Missouri-N. Kentukcy
Kansas-UNCG
Providence-NJIT
Maryland-Rhode Island
Oregon-Boise State
Florida-FSU
UCLA-UCSB

There were 6 picks with one dissenter:

Auburn-Davidson
West Virginia-Akron
Illinois-Grand Canyon
Baylor-Washington (dissenter was correct)
Wake Forest-Columbia
Clemson-Colgate


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on November 11, 2019, 12:34:31 pm
Week two:

Friday, November 15
Radford @ Georgia Southern – 6pm – ESPN+
West Virginia @ Pitt – 6pm – ESPNU
Alabama @ Rhode Island – 6:30pm – NCBSN
#8 Gonzaga @ Texas A&M – 8pm – SECN
UC Irvine @ Boise State – 8pm
BYU @ Houston – 8pm – ESPNU
Minnesota @ Utah – 8pm – Pac12
Cal Baptist @ Cal – 9pm
UNLV @ UCLA – 10pm – Pac12

Saturday, November 16
Old Dominion @ Northeastern – 12pm
Belmont @ Boston College – 1pm – ACCN
Washington @ Tennessee – 4pm – ESPN+
Louisiana Tech @ Creighton – 5pm – FS2
Kent State @ Wright State – 6pm – ESPN3
UIC @ Bradley – 7pm – ESPN3
Wofford @ Butler – 7pm – FS2
Santa Clara @ Stanford – 9pm
Southern Cal @ Nevada – 10pm – CBSSN

Sunday, November 17
Marquette @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FS1
New Mexico State @ #21 Arizona – 1pm – Pac12
#6 Florida @ UConn – 2pm ESPN
#12 Seton Hall @ Saint Louis – 3pm – ESPNU
Ball State @ Indiana State – 3:30pm – ESPN3
Rider @ Arizona State – 5pm – Pac12
UT-Arlington @ #15 Oregon – 7pm – Pac12 Would love for an upset here as fun fact, I go to UTA :)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on November 11, 2019, 12:36:55 pm
Georgia Southern
WVU
Rhode Island
Gonzaga
UC Irvine
Houston
Utah
Cal Baptist
UCLA
Northeastern
Belmont
Tennessee
Creighton
Wright State
Bradley
Butler
Stanford
USC
Wisconsin
Arizona
Florida
Seton Hall
Ball State
Arizona State
Oregon


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on November 11, 2019, 03:15:46 pm
Switching my Sunday picks to Florida, Wake and Arizona after some very basic re evaluation. Shameful selections!

You’ll see!

Nevermind ... lol.  I actually still feel good about Illinois.  I think Arizona could be a top ten team by the time their freshman studs continue to develop.  On to the next one!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 11, 2019, 04:36:03 pm
Switching my Sunday picks to Florida, Wake and Arizona after some very basic re evaluation. Shameful selections!

You’ll see!

Nevermind ... lol.  I actually still feel good about Illinois.  I think Arizona could be a top ten team by the time their freshman studs continue to develop.  On to the next one!

Next one for alma mater being DePaul - Iowa today. Gonna be a big one for Chicago-boy!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Green Line on November 11, 2019, 06:48:42 pm
DePaul bout to lay a SMACK DOWN on Iowa.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 11, 2019, 08:34:08 pm
DePaul bout to lay a SMACK DOWN on Iowa.

Sure looks that way so far!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 11, 2019, 08:39:04 pm
This is the single most BEAUTIFUL game of basketball I have ever witnessed. DEPAUL FOR FINAL FOUR! BIG EAST>ALL


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Green Line on November 11, 2019, 08:41:25 pm
This is the single most BEAUTIFUL game of basketball I have ever witnessed. DEPAUL FOR FINAL FOUR! BIG EAST>ALL

I been saying it all year long.  Fear the D.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on November 12, 2019, 10:50:11 am

Week two:

Friday, November 15
Radford @ Georgia Southern – 6pm – ESPN+
West Virginia @ Pitt – 6pm – ESPNU
Alabama @ Rhode Island – 6:30pm – NCBSN
#8 Gonzaga @ Texas A&M – 8pm – SECN
UC Irvine @ Boise State – 8pm
BYU @ Houston – 8pm – ESPNU
Minnesota @ Utah – 8pm – Pac12
Cal Baptist @ Cal – 9pm
UNLV @ UCLA – 10pm – Pac12

Saturday, November 16
Old Dominion @ Northeastern – 12pm
Belmont @ Boston College – 1pm – ACCN
Washington @ Tennessee – 4pm – ESPN+
Louisiana Tech @ Creighton – 5pm – FS2
Kent State @ Wright State – 6pm – ESPN3
UIC @ Bradley – 7pm – ESPN3
Wofford @ Butler – 7pm – FS2
Santa Clara @ Stanford – 9pm
Southern Cal @ Nevada – 10pm – CBSSN

Sunday, November 17
Marquette @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FS1
New Mexico State @ #21 Arizona – 1pm – Pac12
#6 Florida @ UConn – 2pm ESPN
#12 Seton Hall @ Saint Louis – 3pm – ESPNU
Ball State @ Indiana State – 3:30pm – ESPN3
Rider @ Arizona State – 5pm – Pac12
UT-Arlington @ #15 Oregon – 7pm – Pac12


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 12, 2019, 05:00:46 pm
Interesting top 25 game tonight: #13 Memphis with their super-talented freshmen at experienced #14 Oregon (technically a neutral site since it's in Portland, but effectively a home game for Oregon).  Oregon is favored by 4.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 12, 2019, 07:52:49 pm
Halftime: Evansville 34, #1 Kentucky 30.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 12, 2019, 08:23:34 pm
Friday, November 15
Radford @ Georgia Southern – 6pm – ESPN+
West Virginia @ Pitt – 6pm – ESPNU
Alabama @ Rhode Island – 6:30pm – NCBSN
#8 Gonzaga @ Texas A&M – 8pm – SECN
UC Irvine @ Boise State – 8pm
BYU @ Houston – 8pm – ESPNU
Minnesota @ Utah – 8pm – Pac12
Cal Baptist @ Cal – 9pm
UNLV @ UCLA – 10pm – Pac12

Saturday, November 16
Old Dominion @ Northeastern – 12pm
Belmont @ Boston College – 1pm – ACCN
Washington @ Tennessee – 4pm – ESPN+
Louisiana Tech @ Creighton – 5pm – FS2
Kent State @ Wright State – 6pm – ESPN3
UIC @ Bradley – 7pm – ESPN3
Wofford @ Butler – 7pm – FS2
Santa Clara @ Stanford – 9pm
Southern Cal @ Nevada – 10pm – CBSSN

Sunday, November 17
Marquette @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FS1
New Mexico State @ #21 Arizona – 1pm – Pac12
#6 Florida @ UConn – 2pm ESPN
#12 Seton Hall @ Saint Louis – 3pm – ESPNU
Ball State @ Indiana State – 3:30pm – ESPN3
Rider @ Arizona State – 5pm – Pac12
UT-Arlington @ #15 Oregon – 7pm – Pac12

To be finalized before Friday. Just in case

Edit: Changed out UNLV and NMSU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on November 12, 2019, 08:49:32 pm
You got this, Evansville!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 12, 2019, 08:57:22 pm
These announcers are terrible.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 12, 2019, 09:04:49 pm
I love college basketball.  :)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on November 12, 2019, 09:40:05 pm

Obviously clears the way for DePaul to move up to #1.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 13, 2019, 03:25:45 pm
Radford @ Georgia Southern – 6pm – ESPN+
West Virginia @ Pitt – 6pm – ESPNU
Alabama @ Rhode Island – 6:30pm – NCBSN
Gonzaga @ Texas A&M – 8pm – SECN
UC Irvine @ Boise State – 8pm
BYU @ Houston – 8pm – ESPNU
Minnesota @ Utah – 8pm – Pac12
Cal Baptist @ Cal – 9pm
UNLV @ UCLA – 10pm – Pac12

Old Dominion @ Northeastern – 12pm
Belmont @ Boston College – 1pm – ACCN
Washington @ Tennessee – 4pm – ESPN+
Louisiana Tech @ Creighton – 5pm – FS2
Kent State @ Wright State – 6pm – ESPN3
UIC @ Bradley – 7pm – ESPN3
Wofford @ Butler – 7pm – FS2
Santa Clara @ Stanford – 9pm
Southern Cal @ Nevada – 10pm – CBSSN

Marquette @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FS1
New Mexico State @ #21 Arizona – 1pm – Pac12
Florida @ UConn – 2pm ESPN
Seton Hall @ Saint Louis – 3pm – ESPNU
Ball State @ Indiana State – 3:30pm – ESPN3
Rider @ Arizona State – 5pm – Pac12
UT-Arlington @ #15 Oregon – 7pm – Pac12


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on November 14, 2019, 12:38:38 am
Friday, November 15
Radford @ Georgia Southern – 6pm – ESPN+
West Virginia @ Pitt – 6pm – ESPNU
Alabama @ Rhode Island – 6:30pm – NCBSN
#8 Gonzaga @ Texas A&M – 8pm – SECN
UC Irvine @ Boise State – 8pm
BYU @ Houston – 8pm – ESPNU
Minnesota @ Utah – 8pm – Pac12
Cal Baptist @ Cal – 9pm
UNLV @ UCLA – 10pm – Pac12

Saturday, November 16
Old Dominion @ Northeastern – 12pm
Belmont @ Boston College – 1pm – ACCN
Washington @ Tennessee – 4pm – ESPN+
Louisiana Tech @ Creighton – 5pm – FS2
Kent State @ Wright State – 6pm – ESPN3
UIC @ Bradley – 7pm – ESPN3
Wofford @ Butler – 7pm – FS2
Santa Clara @ Stanford – 9pm
Southern Cal @ Nevada – 10pm – CBSSN

Sunday, November 17
Marquette @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FS1
New Mexico State @ #21 Arizona – 1pm – Pac12
#6 Florida @ UConn – 2pm ESPN
#12 Seton Hall @ Saint Louis – 3pm – ESPNU
Ball State @ Indiana State – 3:30pm – ESPN3
Rider @ Arizona State – 5pm – Pac12
UT-Arlington @ #15 Oregon – 7pm – Pac12


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on November 14, 2019, 10:21:16 pm
Week Two:

Friday, November 15
Radford @ Georgia Southern
West Virginia @ Pitt
Alabama @ Rhode Island
Gonzaga @ Texas A&M
UC Irvine @ Boise State
BYU @ Houston
Minnesota @ Utah
Cal Baptist @ Cal
UNLV @ UCLA

Saturday, November 16
Old Dominion @ Northeastern
Belmont @ Boston College
Washington @ Tennessee
Louisiana Tech @ Creighton
Kent State @ Wright State
UIC @ Bradley
Wofford @ Butler
Santa Clara @ Stanford
Southern Cal @ Nevada

Sunday, November 17
Marquette @ Wisconsin
New Mexico State @ Arizona
Florida @ UConn
Seton Hall @ Saint Louis
Ball State @ Indiana State
Rider @ Arizona State
UT-Arlington @ Oregon


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Thank you for the memories, Atlas on November 15, 2019, 12:29:37 am
Friday, November 15
Radford @ Georgia Southern – 6pm – ESPN+
West Virginia @ Pitt – 6pm – ESPNU
Alabama @ Rhode Island – 6:30pm – NCBSN
#8 Gonzaga @ Texas A&M – 8pm – SECN
UC Irvine @ Boise State – 8pm
BYU @ Houston – 8pm – ESPNU
Minnesota @ Utah – 8pm – Pac12
Cal Baptist @ Cal – 9pm
UNLV @ UCLA – 10pm – Pac12

Saturday, November 16
Old Dominion @ Northeastern – 12pm
Belmont @ Boston College – 1pm – ACCN
Washington @ Tennessee – 4pm – ESPN+
Louisiana Tech @ Creighton – 5pm – FS2
Kent State @ Wright State – 6pm – ESPN3
UIC @ Bradley – 7pm – ESPN3
Wofford @ Butler – 7pm – FS2
Santa Clara @ Stanford – 9pm
Southern Cal @ Nevada – 10pm – CBSSN

Sunday, November 17
Marquette @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FS1
New Mexico State @ #21 Arizona – 1pm – Pac12
#6 Florida @ UConn – 2pm ESPN
#12 Seton Hall @ Saint Louis – 3pm – ESPNU
Ball State @ Indiana State – 3:30pm – ESPN3
Rider @ Arizona State – 5pm – Pac12
UT-Arlington @ #15 Oregon – 7pm – Pac12 Would love for an upset here as fun fact, I go to UTA


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on November 15, 2019, 02:43:50 am
UT-Arlington @ #15 Oregon – 7pm – Pac12 Would love for an upset here as fun fact, I go to UTA
you do? :P


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on November 15, 2019, 02:09:58 pm
Friday, November 15
Radford @ Georgia Southern – 6pm – ESPN+
West Virginia @ Pitt – 6pm – ESPNU
Alabama @ Rhode Island – 6:30pm – NCBSN
#8 Gonzaga @ Texas A&M – 8pm – SECN
UC Irvine @ Boise State – 8pm
BYU @ Houston – 8pm – ESPNU
Minnesota @ Utah – 8pm – Pac12
Cal Baptist @ Cal – 9pm
UNLV @ UCLA – 10pm – Pac12

Saturday, November 16
Old Dominion @ Northeastern – 12pm
Belmont @ Boston College – 1pm – ACCN
Washington @ Tennessee – 4pm – ESPN+
Louisiana Tech @ Creighton – 5pm – FS2
Kent State @ Wright State – 6pm – ESPN3
UIC @ Bradley – 7pm – ESPN3
Wofford @ Butler – 7pm – FS2
Santa Clara @ Stanford – 9pm
Southern Cal @ Nevada – 10pm – CBSSN

Sunday, November 17
Marquette @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FS1
New Mexico State @ #21 Arizona – 1pm – Pac12
#6 Florida @ UConn – 2pm ESPN
#12 Seton Hall @ Saint Louis – 3pm – ESPNU
Ball State @ Indiana State – 3:30pm – ESPN3
Rider @ Arizona State – 5pm – Pac12
UT-Arlington @ #15 Oregon – 7pm – Pac12


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 15, 2019, 07:51:29 pm
Halftime: Duke 36, Georgia State 34.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on November 15, 2019, 08:58:39 pm
At halftime, Northern Arizona 64 American Indian College 9.  AIC is actually run by the Assembly of God and is in Phoenix and if Wikipedia is right only has 79 students, so I really don't know what the point of this game was.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 18, 2019, 07:39:38 am
WEEK 2 RESULTS

A dominating performance by YE, who won the week by a 3-game margin!  This week:

20 YE
17 RINO Tom, sjoyce, Sunrise
16 dfw
15 Illiniwek, Sprouts
14 GeorgiaModerate
12 JGibson

The average score was 15.9, down from 17.6 in week 1.

There were seven unanimous picks, of which we missed three:

Gonzaga-Texas A&M
Northeastern-Old Dominion (wrong)
Wright St.-Kent St. (wrong)
Butler-Wofford
Stanford-Santa Clara
Florida-UConn (wrong)
Oregon-UTA

There were eight games with a single dissenter.  The dissenter was wrong in all of them:

Georgia Southern-Radford
Cal-Cal Baptist
UCLA-UNLV
Creighton-La. Tech
Bradley-UIC
Arizona-NM State
Seton Hall-St. Louis
Ariz. St.-Rider


Overall standings:

37 YE
36 Sunrise
35 dfw
34 sjoyce
33 GeorgiaModerate, RINO Tom
32 Illiniwek, Sprouts
29 JGibson


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on November 18, 2019, 09:05:08 am
Week 3

Friday, November 22
#23 LSU vs #17 Utah State – 6pm – CBSSN
George Mason @ #7 Maryland – 6pm – BTN
Radford @ Bradley – 6pm – ESPN3
Wake Forest vs Davidson – 6:30pm – ESPN+
Bowling Green vs Western Kentucky – 7pm
Houston @ #14 Oregon – 8pm – Pac-12
South Dakota @ Arkansas – 8pm – SECN
Temple @ USC – 10pm

Saturday, November 23
Bucknell @ Syracuse – 11am – ACCN
DePaul @ Boston College – 11am – ACCNX
Yale @ Penn State – 11am
Ole Miss @ #13 Memphis – 12pm – ESPN3
Little Rock @ NC State – 12pm – ACCNX
Charleston @ UCF – 1pm – ESPN3
Arizona State vs St. John's – 1:30pm – ESPN3
Oral Roberts @ Wichita State – 2pm – ESPN+
Penn @ Providence – 3pm
Belmont @ St. Louis – 4pm – ESPN+
Rider vs Columbia – 4pm – ESPN3
Sam Houston State @ San Francisco – 7pm
SMU @ UNLV – 9:30pm

Sunday, November 24
#23 LSU vs Rhode Island – 1:30pm – CBSSN
Akron @ #4 Louisville – 5pm – ACCN
TCU vs Clemson – 9:30pm – ESPN2
San Diego @ #20 Washington – 9:30pm – Pac-12


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on November 18, 2019, 01:16:01 pm

Week 3

Friday, November 22
#23 LSU vs #17 Utah State – 6pm – CBSSN
George Mason @ #7 Maryland – 6pm – BTN
Radford @ Bradley – 6pm – ESPN3
Wake Forest vs Davidson – 6:30pm – ESPN+
Bowling Green vs Western Kentucky – 7pm
Houston @ #14 Oregon – 8pm – Pac-12
South Dakota @ Arkansas – 8pm – SECN
Temple @ USC – 10pm

Saturday, November 23
Bucknell @ Syracuse – 11am – ACCN
DePaul @ Boston College – 11am – ACCNX
Yale @ Penn State – 11am
Ole Miss @ #13 Memphis – 12pm – ESPN3
Little Rock @ NC State – 12pm – ACCNX
Charleston @ UCF – 1pm – ESPN3
Arizona State vs St. John's – 1:30pm – ESPN3
Oral Roberts @ Wichita State – 2pm – ESPN+
Penn @ Providence – 3pm
Belmont @ St. Louis – 4pm – ESPN+
Rider vs Columbia – 4pm – ESPN3
Sam Houston State @ San Francisco – 7pm
SMU @ UNLV – 9:30pm

Sunday, November 24
#23 LSU vs Rhode Island – 1:30pm – CBSSN
Akron @ #4 Louisville – 5pm – ACCN
TCU vs Clemson – 9:30pm – ESPN2
San Diego @ #20 Washington – 9:30pm – Pac-12


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on November 18, 2019, 06:03:23 pm
Week 3

Friday, November 22
#23 LSU vs #17 Utah State – 6pm – CBSSN
George Mason @ #7 Maryland – 6pm – BTN
Radford @ Bradley – 6pm – ESPN3
Wake Forest vs Davidson – 6:30pm – ESPN+
Bowling Green vs Western Kentucky – 7pm
Houston @ #14 Oregon – 8pm – Pac-12
South Dakota @ Arkansas – 8pm – SECN
Temple @ USC – 10pm

Saturday, November 23
Bucknell @ Syracuse – 11am – ACCN
DePaul @ Boston College – 11am – ACCNX
Yale @ Penn State – 11am
Ole Miss @ #13 Memphis – 12pm – ESPN3
Little Rock @ NC State – 12pm – ACCNX
Charleston @ UCF – 1pm – ESPN3
Arizona State vs St. John's – 1:30pm – ESPN3
Oral Roberts @ Wichita State – 2pm – ESPN+
Penn @ Providence – 3pm
Belmont @ St. Louis – 4pm – ESPN+
Rider vs Columbia – 4pm – ESPN3
Sam Houston State @ San Francisco – 7pm
SMU @ UNLV – 9:30pm

Sunday, November 24
#23 LSU vs Rhode Island – 1:30pm – CBSSN
Akron @ #4 Louisville – 5pm – ACCN
TCU vs Clemson – 9:30pm – ESPN2
San Diego @ #20 Washington – 9:30pm – Pac-12


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 18, 2019, 08:51:45 pm
Turn on ESPN2.  Kentucky leads Utah Valley by one point with about 3 minutes left.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on November 18, 2019, 08:53:33 pm
Turn on ESPN2.  Kentucky leads Utah Valley by one point with about 3 minutes left.

Clearly Kentucky doesn't do well when they are a 25 point favorite.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on November 21, 2019, 11:33:17 am
Week 3

Friday, November 22
LSU vs Utah State
George Mason @ Maryland
Radford @ Bradley
Wake Forest vs Davidson
Bowling Green vs Western Kentucky
Houston @ Oregon
South Dakota @ Arkansas
Temple @ USC

Saturday, November 23
Bucknell @ Syracuse
DePaul @ Boston College
Yale @ Penn State
Ole Miss @ Memphis
Little Rock @ NC State
Charleston @ UCF
Arizona State vs St. John's
Oral Roberts @ Wichita State
Penn @ Providence
Belmont @ St. Louis
Rider vs Columbia
Sam Houston State @ San Francisco
SMU @ UNLV

Sunday, November 24
LSU vs Rhode Island
Akron @ Louisville
TCU vs Clemson
San Diego @ Washington


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 21, 2019, 11:45:18 am
#23 LSU vs #17 Utah State – 6pm – CBSSN
George Mason @ #7 Maryland – 6pm – BTN
Radford @ Bradley – 6pm – ESPN3    Rad vs. Brad!
Wake Forest vs Davidson – 6:30pm – ESPN+
Bowling Green vs Western Kentucky – 7pm
Houston @ #14 Oregon – 8pm – Pac-12
South Dakota @ Arkansas – 8pm – SECN
Temple @ USC – 10pm

Bucknell @ Syracuse – 11am – ACCN
DePaul @ Boston College – 11am – ACCNX
Yale @ Penn State – 11am
Ole Miss @ #13 Memphis – 12pm – ESPN3
Little Rock @ NC State – 12pm – ACCNX
Charleston @ UCF – 1pm – ESPN3
Arizona State vs St. John's – 1:30pm – ESPN3
Oral Roberts @ Wichita State – 2pm – ESPN+
Penn @ Providence – 3pm
Belmont @ St. Louis – 4pm – ESPN+
Rider vs Columbia – 4pm – ESPN3
Sam Houston State @ San Francisco – 7pm
SMU @ UNLV – 9:30pm

#23 LSU vs Rhode Island – 1:30pm – CBSSN
Akron @ #4 Louisville – 5pm – ACCN
TCU vs Clemson – 9:30pm – ESPN2
San Diego @ #20 Washington – 9:30pm – Pac-12


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on November 21, 2019, 01:58:09 pm
Week 3

Friday, November 22
#23 LSU vs #17 Utah State – 6pm – CBSSN
George Mason @ #7 Maryland – 6pm – BTN
Radford @ Bradley – 6pm – ESPN3
Wake Forest vs Davidson – 6:30pm – ESPN+
Bowling Green vs Western Kentucky – 7pm
Houston @ #14 Oregon – 8pm – Pac-12
South Dakota @ Arkansas – 8pm – SECN
Temple @ USC – 10pm

Saturday, November 23
Bucknell @ Syracuse – 11am – ACCN
DePaul @ Boston College – 11am – ACCNX
Yale @ Penn State – 11am
Ole Miss @ #13 Memphis – 12pm – ESPN3
Little Rock @ NC State – 12pm – ACCNX
Charleston @ UCF – 1pm – ESPN3
Arizona State vs St. John's – 1:30pm – ESPN3
Oral Roberts @ Wichita State – 2pm – ESPN+
Penn @ Providence – 3pm
Belmont @ St. Louis – 4pm – ESPN+
Rider vs Columbia – 4pm – ESPN3
Sam Houston State @ San Francisco – 7pm
SMU @ UNLV – 9:30pm

Sunday, November 24
#23 LSU vs Rhode Island – 1:30pm – CBSSN
Akron @ #4 Louisville – 5pm – ACCN
TCU vs Clemson – 9:30pm – ESPN2
San Diego @ #20 Washington – 9:30pm – Pac-12



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 21, 2019, 02:03:37 pm
Friday, November 22
LSU vs Utah State
George Mason @ Maryland :(
Radford @ Bradley
Wake Forest vs Davidson
Bowling Green vs Western Kentucky
Houston @ Oregon
South Dakota @ Arkansas
Temple @ USC

Saturday, November 23
Bucknell @ Syracuse
DePaul @ Boston College
Yale @ Penn State
Ole Miss @ Memphis
Little Rock @ NC State
Charleston @ UCF
Arizona State vs St. John's
Oral Roberts @ Wichita State
Penn @ Providence
Belmont @ St. Louis
Rider vs Columbia
Sam Houston State @ San Francisco
SMU @ UNLV

Sunday, November 24
LSU vs Rhode Island
Akron @ Louisville
TCU vs Clemson
San Diego @ Washington


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on November 21, 2019, 02:22:15 pm
Utah State
Maryland
Bradley
Davidson
Western Kentucky
Houston
Arkansas
USC

Syracuse
DePaul
Yale
Memphis
NC State
UCF
Arizona State
Wichita State
Providence
Belmont
Rider
USF
SMU

LSU
Louisville
Clemson
Washington


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on November 22, 2019, 05:09:25 pm
LSU vs Utah State
George Mason @ Maryland
Radford @ Bradley :)  Go, BU!
Wake Forest vs Davidson
Bowling Green vs Western Kentucky
Houston @ Oregon
South Dakota @ Arkansas
Temple @ USC

Bucknell @ Syracuse
DePaul @ Boston College :) Woohoo, I'm a student again!
Yale @ Penn State
Ole Miss @ Memphis
Little Rock @ NC State
Charleston @ UCF
Arizona State vs St. John's
Oral Roberts @ Wichita State
Penn @ Providence
Belmont @ St. Louis
Rider vs Columbia
Sam Houston State @ San Francisco
SMU @ UNLV

LSU vs Rhode Island
Akron @ Louisville
TCU vs Clemson
San Diego @ Washington


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 22, 2019, 09:01:53 pm
Terrific game between LSU and Utah State.  The Aggies trailed by 19 in the second half but came back to win 80-78.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Green Line on November 24, 2019, 01:02:47 am
WE. ARE. DEPAUL.  #PlayingPossessed


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: MR. KAYNE WEST on November 24, 2019, 09:49:16 am
There isnt no Gonzaga or Duke with Zion Williams playing great this yr, its gonna be boring until March Madness


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 24, 2019, 03:58:57 pm
There isnt no Gonzaga or Duke with Zion Williams playing great this yr, its gonna be boring until March Madness

DePaul is 6-0. This is CHI's team!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on November 24, 2019, 07:18:00 pm
UNLV basketball is 2-5 and I am sad.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 25, 2019, 09:08:02 am
WEEK 3 RESULTS

Sprouts took the top spot, edging out RINO Tom:

20 Sprouts
19 RINO Tom
18 Illiniwek, YE
17 dfw, sjoyce
16 GeorgiaModerate, JGibson

The average score was 17.6, the best so far.

There were 12 unanimous picks, 9 of them correct:

Maryland-George Mason
Bradley-Radford
Western Kentucky-Bowling Green (wrong)
Arkansas-San Diego
USC-Temple (wrong)
Memphis-Ole Miss
NC State-Little Rock
Wichita State-Oral Roberts
Providence-Penn (wrong)
LSU-Rhode Island
Louisville-Akron
Washington-San Diego

There were 6 picks with a single dissenter.  The dissenter was wrong in all of them:

Oregon-Houston
Syracuse-Bucknell
Penn State-Yale
UCF-Charleston
Arizona State-San Jose State
San Francisco-Sam Houston State

Overall standings:

55 YE
52 dfw, RINO Tom, Sprouts
51 sjoyce
50 Illiniwek
49 GeorgiaModerate
45 JGibson
36 Sunrise (did not play this week)





Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on November 25, 2019, 10:23:22 am
Week 4

Friday, November 29
DePaul @ Minnesota – 2pm
Western Kentucky vs. #2 Louisville – 4pm
#20 Tennessee vs. Florida State – 6pm – CBSSN
UAB @ #9 Kentucky – 6pm – SECN
Missouri State @ LSU – 7pm – SECN
#21 VCU vs. Purdue – 8:30pm – CBSSN
#15 Utah State @ Saint Mary’s – 10:30pm – ESPNU
San Francisco @ Hawaii – 11:00pm

Saturday, November 30
UNC-Greensboro @ Georgetown – 1pm
Princeton @ Bucknell – 1pm
South Dakota @ Northern Arizona – 1pm
Boston College @ Richmond – 1:30pm – NBCSN
East Tennessee State @ Little Rock – 2pm – ESPN+
ECU @ James Madison – 3pm
Northern Kentucky @ Arkansas – 4pm – SECN
Evansville @ IUPUI – 6pm – ESPN+
St. Francis @ St. Joseph’s – 6pm – ESPN+
Tulsa @ Vanderbilt – 7pm –SECN
Green Bay @ Montana State – 7pm
Belmont @ MTSU – 7:30pm
Samford @ Louisiana Tech – 8pm

Sunday, December 1
Rhode Island @ West Virginia – 1pm
Vermont @ Yale – 2pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Loyola-Marymount – 3pm
St. Bonaventure vs. San Diego – 8pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on November 25, 2019, 10:44:20 am
Week 3

Friday, November 29
DePaul @ Minnesota – 2pm
Western Kentucky vs. #2 Louisville – 4pm
#20 Tennessee vs. Florida State – 6pm – CBSSN
UAB @ #9 Kentucky – 6pm – SECN
Missouri State @ LSU – 7pm – SECN
#21 VCU vs. Purdue – 8:30pm – CBSSN
#15 Utah State @ Saint Mary’s – 10:30pm – ESPNU
San Francisco @ Hawaii – 11:00pm
South Dakota vs Northern Arizona

Saturday, November 30
UNC-Greensboro @ Georgetown – 1pm
Princeton @ Bucknell – 1pm
Boston College @ Richmond – 1:30pm – NBCSN
East Tennessee State @ Little Rock – 2pm – ESPN+
ECU @ James Madison – 3pm
Northern Kentucky @ Arkansas – 4pm – SECN
Evansville @ IUPUI – 6pm – ESPN+
St. Francis @ St. Joseph’s – 6pm – ESPN+
Tulsa @ Vanderbilt – 7pm –SECN
Green Bay @ Montana State – 7pm
Belmont @ MTSU – 7:30pm
Samford @ Louisiana Tech – 8pm

Sunday, December 1
Rhode Island @ West Virginia – 1pm
Vermont @ Yale – 2pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Loyola-Marymount – 3pm
St. Bonaventure vs. San Diego – 8pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 25, 2019, 10:59:45 am
This is actually week 4.

EDIT: It's also only 24 games.  Do we just want to go with those or do you want to add one?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on November 25, 2019, 11:23:10 am
This is actually week 4.

EDIT: It's also only 24 games.  Do we just want to go with those or do you want to add one?

My bad — added SD @ Northern AZ on Saturday.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 25, 2019, 07:11:27 pm
FINAL: Virginia Tech 71, Michigan State 66.

This is shaping up to be a fun season with plenty of upsets.

(Note: Tech was picked 14th in the ACC preseason poll.)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 25, 2019, 07:20:31 pm

You got screwed just like Dave Portnoy. Ouch. Good pick though.

I am very afraid the 'elite' is just Ohio State and Duke. Maybe Louisville. Maybe Gonzaga. DePaul prayeremoji.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on November 26, 2019, 08:38:45 am
Week 4

Friday, November 29
DePaul @ Minnesota
Western Kentucky vs. Louisville
Tennessee vs. Florida State
UAB @ Kentucky
Missouri State @ LSU
VCU vs. Purdue
Utah State @ Saint Mary’s
San Francisco @ Hawaii

Saturday, November 30
UNC-Greensboro @ Georgetown
Princeton @ Bucknell
South Dakota @ Northern Arizona
Boston College @ Richmond
East Tennessee State @ Little Rock
ECU @ James Madison
Northern Kentucky @ Arkansas
Evansville @ IUPUI
St. Francis @ St. Joseph’s
Tulsa @ Vanderbilt
Green Bay @ Montana State
Belmont @ MTSU
Samford @ Louisiana Tech

Sunday, December 1
Rhode Island @ West Virginia
Vermont @ Yale
Southern Utah @ Loyola-Marymount
St. Bonaventure vs. San Diego


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on November 26, 2019, 10:13:57 pm
DePaul is getting pretty cocky, played the first half against Central Michigan blindfolded and still won.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Green Line on November 26, 2019, 10:35:41 pm
DePaul just had the greatest comeback in the history of basketball... no, SPORTS.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 26, 2019, 11:50:20 pm
DePaul wins. Duke loses in Cameron to Some Dead Guy.

God is great.

In my bracket, three schools played their way out today, and DePaul is now the last team in.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on November 27, 2019, 12:56:20 am
I know I haven't been making picks (I'll start in conference play), but I'm coming here to note that this was Duke's first home non-conference loss in almost 20 years!  And, the way it happened was insane- kind of like how I always imagined the finish of the first 16-over-1 upset, instead of a 20 point final that lacked any real drama!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on November 27, 2019, 02:25:51 am
I know I haven't been making picks (I'll start in conference play), but I'm coming here to note that this was Duke's first home non-conference loss in almost 20 years!  And, the way it happened was insane- kind of like how I always imagined the finish of the first 16-over-1 upset, instead of a 20 point final that lacked any real drama!

It's a good day in America when Puke loses.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on November 27, 2019, 02:50:48 am
Week 4

Friday, November 29
DePaul @ Minnesota – 2pm
Western Kentucky vs. #2 Louisville – 4pm
#20 Tennessee vs. Florida State – 6pm – CBSSN
UAB @ #9 Kentucky – 6pm – SECN
Missouri State @ LSU – 7pm – SECN
#21 VCU vs. Purdue – 8:30pm – CBSSN
#15 Utah State @ Saint Mary’s – 10:30pm – ESPNU
San Francisco @ Hawaii – 11:00pm

Saturday, November 30
UNC-Greensboro @ Georgetown – 1pm
Princeton @ Bucknell – 1pm
South Dakota @ Northern Arizona – 1pm
Boston College @ Richmond – 1:30pm – NBCSN
East Tennessee State @ Little Rock – 2pm – ESPN+
ECU @ James Madison – 3pm
Northern Kentucky @ Arkansas – 4pm – SECN
Evansville @ IUPUI – 6pm – ESPN+
St. Francis @ St. Joseph’s – 6pm – ESPN+
Tulsa @ Vanderbilt – 7pm –SECN
Green Bay @ Montana State – 7pm
Belmont @ MTSU – 7:30pm
Samford @ Louisiana Tech – 8pm

Sunday, December 1
Rhode Island @ West Virginia – 1pm
Vermont @ Yale – 2pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Loyola-Marymount – 3pm
St. Bonaventure vs. San Diego – 8pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 27, 2019, 08:26:55 am
Duke was a 27.5 point favorite, making this the largest D1 upset in at least 15 years.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on November 27, 2019, 09:04:28 pm
Week 4

Friday, November 29
DePaul @ Minnesota – 2pm
Western Kentucky vs. #2 Louisville – 4pm
#20 Tennessee vs. Florida State – 6pm – CBSSN
UAB @ #9 Kentucky – 6pm – SECN
Missouri State @ LSU – 7pm – SECN
#21 VCU vs. Purdue – 8:30pm – CBSSN
#15 Utah State @ Saint Mary’s – 10:30pm – ESPNU
San Francisco @ Hawaii – 11:00pm

Saturday, November 30
UNC-Greensboro @ Georgetown – 1pm
Princeton @ Bucknell – 1pm
South Dakota @ Northern Arizona – 1pm
Boston College @ Richmond – 1:30pm – NBCSN
East Tennessee State @ Little Rock – 2pm – ESPN+
ECU @ James Madison – 3pm
Northern Kentucky @ Arkansas – 4pm – SECN
Evansville @ IUPUI – 6pm – ESPN+
St. Francis @ St. Joseph’s – 6pm – ESPN+
Tulsa @ Vanderbilt – 7pm –SECN
Green Bay @ Montana State – 7pm
Belmont @ MTSU – 7:30pm
Samford @ Louisiana Tech – 8pm

Sunday, December 1
Rhode Island @ West Virginia – 1pm
Vermont @ Yale – 2pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Loyola-Marymount – 3pm
St. Bonaventure vs. San Diego – 8pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on November 27, 2019, 09:36:51 pm
DePaul
Louisville
Tennessee
Kentucky
LSU
VCU
Utah State
USF

Georgetown
Bucknell
Southern Dakokta
Richmond
ETSU
ECU
Akransas
IUPI
St. Joseph's
Vanderbilt
Green Bay
Belmont
Louisiana Tech

Rhode Island
Vermont
LMU
St Bonaventure


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 28, 2019, 09:53:25 am
DePaul @ Minnesota
Western Kentucky vs. Louisville
Tennessee vs. Florida State
UAB @ Kentucky
Missouri State @ LSU
VCU vs. Purdue
Utah State @ Saint Mary’s
San Francisco @ Hawaii

UNC-Greensboro @ Georgetown
Princeton @ Bucknell
South Dakota @ Northern Arizona
Boston College @ Richmond
East Tennessee State @ Little Rock
ECU @ James Madison
Northern Kentucky @ Arkansas
Evansville @ IUPUI
St. Francis @ St. Joseph’s  (holy war?)
Tulsa @ Vanderbilt
Green Bay @ Montana State
Belmont @ MTSU
Samford @ Louisiana Tech

Rhode Island @ West Virginia
Vermont @ Yale
Southern Utah @ Loyola-Marymount
St. Bonaventure vs. San Diego


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 28, 2019, 06:12:01 pm
A couple of terrific simultaneous games just about wore out the remote: Gonzaga over Oregon by 1 in OT in a game that went down to the wire, while Memphis (minus Wiseman and another starter) nearly blew a 20-point lead but held on to beat NC State.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 28, 2019, 09:09:35 pm
DePaul @ Minnesota
Western Kentucky vs. Louisville
Tennessee vs. Florida State
UAB @ Kentucky
Missouri State @ LSU
VCU vs. Purdue
Utah State @ Saint Mary’s
San Francisco @ Hawaii

UNC-Greensboro @ Georgetown
Princeton @ Bucknell
South Dakota @ Northern Arizona
Boston College @ Richmond
East Tennessee State @ Little Rock
ECU @ James Madison
Northern Kentucky @ Arkansas
Evansville @ IUPUI -- urgh
St. Francis @ St. Joseph’s
Tulsa @ Vanderbilt
Green Bay @ Montana State
Belmont @ MTSU
Samford @ Louisiana Tech

Rhode Island @ West Virginia
Vermont @ Yale
Southern Utah @ Loyola-Marymount
St. Bonaventure vs. San Diego


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on November 28, 2019, 11:39:15 pm
DePaul wins. Duke loses in Cameron to Some Dead Guy.

God is great.

In my bracket, three schools played their way out today, and DePaul is now the last team in.

The player who hit the winning shot for Stephen F. Austin, Nathan Bain, is from the Bahamas and he and his family lost everything to Hurricane Dorian.  A Go Fund Me had been set up by Stephen F. Austin (which can be done under NCAA rules) to help his family and had a kind of paltry $2,000 before the winning shot, it now has $132,000+, mainly driven by people who like seeing Duke lose. 


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 29, 2019, 09:40:57 am
DePaul @ Minnesota
Western Kentucky vs. Louisville
Tennessee vs. Florida State
UAB @ Kentucky
Missouri State @ LSU
VCU vs. Purdue
Utah State @ Saint Mary’s
San Francisco @ Hawaii

UNC-Greensboro @ Georgetown
Princeton @ Bucknell
South Dakota @ Northern Arizona
Boston College @ Richmond
East Tennessee State @ Little Rock
ECU @ James Madison
Northern Kentucky @ Arkansas
Evansville @ IUPUI -- urgh
St. Francis @ St. Joseph’s
Tulsa @ Vanderbilt
Green Bay @ Montana State
Belmont @ MTSU
Samford @ Louisiana Tech

Rhode Island @ West Virginia
Vermont @ Yale
Southern Utah @ Loyola-Marymount
St. Bonaventure vs. San Diego

Our picks are exactly the same except for Princeton-Bucknell.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on November 29, 2019, 09:45:48 am

Our picks are exactly the same except for Princeton-Bucknell.

Haha! And LMU where I accidentally selected both. I think it will get more controversial when conference play begins.

I was tempted by ECU, IUPUI Green Bay and Tulsa. The little guys outside of the top 2 in their conferences are a lot tougher to watch in basketball.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on November 29, 2019, 10:12:14 am
Our picks are exactly the same except for Princeton-Bucknell.

Haha! And LMU where I accidentally selected both. I think it will get more controversial when conference play begins.

I was tempted by ECU, IUPUI Green Bay and Tulsa. The little guys outside of the top 2 in their conferences are a lot tougher to watch in basketball.

Glad you mentioned the double-pick.  I saw Southern Utah bolded and put that in the spreadsheet, and didn't notice LMU was also bolded.

General note: I try to double-check all entries (I simply missed the double-pick), but if people omit games from their list, or list a game with no teams bolded, that's considered to be no pick unless they correct it.  If anyone finds an incorrect number in the weekly results, let me know and I'll go back and check again.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 01, 2019, 06:35:38 pm
Thinking about Loyola Marymount, does anyone else remember the crazy teams they had under coach Paul Westhead in the late 80's and early 90's?  Those have to be the most entertaining teams I've ever seen in 50+ years of watching college basketball.  Westhead recruited excellent shooters and got them into top physical condition.  Their philosophy was to run at top speed the whole game and shoot 3-pointers as quickly as possible; defense was an afterthought.  They typically scored well over 100 a game, often in the 140's or 150's, and I recall one game where they scored over 180.  

They're most famous for the 1989-1990 season, featuring stars Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble, which was marred by Gathers's tragic death after collapsing during the WCC tournament.  That team went to the Elite Eight, losing to eventual champion UNLV.  During the tournament they beat defending national champion Michigan, who tried to run with them but lost 149-115.  IIRC Michigan shot over 60% for the game, outrebounded LMU by 30...and still lost by 34!  

That season also featured a nationally televised game with LSU, which had star Chris Jackson and a 17-year-old freshman named Shaquille O'Neal.  LSU was one of the few teams athletic enough to keep up with LMU and won 148-141 in OT, in what has to be the most fun game I've ever watched.  Replays come up occasionally on the SEC network, and are worth catching.

Here's an article about that team and their style: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2015/03/05/loyola-marymount-hank-gathers-death-25-years-bo-kimble-paul-westhead/24447175/.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 02, 2019, 08:32:27 am
WEEK 4 RESULTS

sjoyce won the week by a 2-game margin and sneaks into the overall lead.

18 sjoyce
16 dfw, Illiniwek
15 Sprouts
13 GeorgiaModerate
12 Jgibson, YE

The average score was 14.6, the worst so far.

There were 7 unanimous picks, 5 of them correct:

Louisville-Western Kentucky
Kentucky-UAB
Georgetown-UNC Greensboro (wrong)
South Dakota-Northern Arizona (wrong)
Arkanas-Northern Kentucky
Belmont-Middle Tennessee
La. Tech-Samford

There were 8 picks with a single dissenter:

DePaul-Minnesota
LSU-Missouri State
Richmond-Boston College
East Tenn. State-Little Rock
St. Francis-St. Joseph's (dissenter was right)
Vanderbilt-Tulsa (dissenter was right)
West Virginia-Rhode Island
Vermont-Yale (dissenter was right)

Overall results:

69 sjoyce
68 dfw
67 Sprouts, YE
66 Illiniwek
62 GeorgiaModerate
57 JGibson
52 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on December 02, 2019, 11:49:52 am
Week 5:

Friday, December 6
#1 Duke @ VA Tech – 6pm – ACCN
Providence @ Rhode Island – 6pm – ESPN2
USC @ TCU – 8pm – 8pm

Saturday, December 7
#14 Arizona @ #19 Baylor – 11am – ESPNU
Penn State @ #10 Ohio State – 11am – BTN
#24 Florida @ Butler – 11am – FOX
Syracuse @ Georgia Tech – 11am – ACCN
WVU @ St. John’s – 11am – FS1
NC State @ Wake – 1pm – ACCN
Davidson @ Northeastern – 3pm
Indiana @ Wisconsin – 3:30pm – BTN
Illinois @ #5 Maryland – 4pm – ESPN2
Cincy @ #25 Xavier – 4pm – FS1
#21 Colorado @ #4 Kansas – 6pm – ESPN2
Arkansas @ WKU – 6:30pm – CBSSN
Mizzou @ Temple – 6:30pm – ESPNU
Marquette @ K-State – 8pm – ESPN2
Georgetown @ SMU – 8:30pm – ESPNU

Sunday, December 8
Houston @ South Carolina – 11am – ESPNU
Wichita State @ Oklahoma State – 1pm – ESPNU
#6 UNC @ #7 UVA – 3pm – ACCN
Dayton vs. Saint Mary’s – 3pm – ESPNU
LA Tech @ Sam Houston State – 4:30pm
#8 Gonzaga @ #23 Washington – 6pm – ESPN2
#13 Seton Hall @ Iowa State – 8pm – ESPN2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on December 02, 2019, 03:47:35 pm
Week 5:

Friday, December 6
#1 Duke @ VA Tech – 6pm – ACCN
Providence @ Rhode Island – 6pm – ESPN2
USC @ TCU – 8pm – 8pm

Saturday, December 7
#14 Arizona @ #19 Baylor – 11am – ESPNU
Penn State @ #10 Ohio State – 11am – BTN
#24 Florida @ Butler – 11am – FOX
Syracuse @ Georgia Tech – 11am – ACCN
WVU @ St. John’s – 11am – FS1
NC State @ Wake – 1pm – ACCN
Davidson @ Northeastern – 3pm
Indiana @ Wisconsin – 3:30pm – BTN
Illinois @ #5 Maryland – 4pm – ESPN2
Cincy @ #25 Xavier – 4pm – FS1
#21 Colorado @ #4 Kansas – 6pm – ESPN2
Arkansas @ WKU – 6:30pm – CBSSN
Mizzou @ Temple – 6:30pm – ESPNU
Marquette @ K-State – 8pm – ESPN2
Georgetown @ SMU – 8:30pm – ESPNU

Sunday, December 8
Houston @ South Carolina – 11am – ESPNU
Wichita State @ Oklahoma State – 1pm – ESPNU
#6 UNC @ #7 UVA – 3pm – ACCN
Dayton vs. Saint Mary’s – 3pm – ESPNU
LA Tech @ Sam Houston State – 4:30pm
#8 Gonzaga @ #23 Washington – 6pm – ESPN2
#13 Seton Hall @ Iowa State – 8pm – ESPN2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on December 02, 2019, 07:48:56 pm
Week 5:

Friday, December 6
#1 Duke @ VA Tech – 6pm – ACCN
Providence @ Rhode Island – 6pm – ESPN2
USC @ TCU – 8pm – 8pm

Saturday, December 7
#14 Arizona @ #19 Baylor – 11am – ESPNU
Penn State @ #10 Ohio State – 11am – BTN
#24 Florida @ Butler – 11am – FOX
Syracuse @ Georgia Tech – 11am – ACCN
WVU @ St. John’s – 11am – FS1
NC State @ Wake – 1pm – ACCN
Davidson @ Northeastern – 3pm
Indiana @ Wisconsin – 3:30pm – BTN
Illinois @ #5 Maryland – 4pm – ESPN2
Cincy @ #25 Xavier – 4pm – FS1
#21 Colorado @ #4 Kansas – 6pm – ESPN2
Arkansas @ WKU – 6:30pm – CBSSN
Mizzou @ Temple – 6:30pm – ESPNU
Marquette @ K-State – 8pm – ESPN2
Georgetown @ SMU – 8:30pm – ESPNU

Sunday, December 8
Houston @ South Carolina – 11am – ESPNU
Wichita State @ Oklahoma State – 1pm – ESPNU
#6 UNC @ #7 UVA – 3pm – ACCN
Dayton vs. Saint Mary’s – 3pm – ESPNU
LA Tech @ Sam Houston State – 4:30pm
#8 Gonzaga @ #23 Washington – 6pm – ESPN2
#13 Seton Hall @ Iowa State – 8pm – ESPN2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 02, 2019, 09:16:21 pm
Almost, but not quite, a Sportscenter moment: Illinois gradually claws back from 27 down against Miami...has the ball down 1 with the shot clock off...player drives for the potential winning shot...and commits a charge (a blatant charge, not a ticky-tack call).


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on December 03, 2019, 05:38:12 pm
^ Lost faith in our coaching staff last night ... WTF was that effort coming out of the gate in the first half?!  All the comeback does is show us how talented we are and how good we should be ... also that last play was just pathetic.  That's what we had drawn up?

This team has the pieces, but I am - for the first time - not sold on Underwood being a good hire at all.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on December 03, 2019, 05:46:50 pm
FRIDAY 12/6
#10 Duke at Virginia Tech
Providence at Rhode Island
USC at TCU

SATURDAY 12/7
#12 Arizona at #18 Baylor
Penn State at #10 Ohio State
#17 Florida at #24 Butler
Syracuse at Georgia Tech
West Virginia at St. John’s
NC State at Wake Forest
Davidson at Northeastern
Indiana at Wisconsin
Illinois at #3 Maryland :(
Cincinnati at Xavier
#20 Colorado at #2 Kansas
Arkansas at Western Kentucky
Missouri at Temple
Marquette at Kansas State
Georgetown at SMU

SUNDAY 12/8
Houston at South Carolina
Wichita State at Oklahoma State
#7 North Carolina at #5 Virginia
Dayton vs. Saint Mary’s
Louisiana Tech at Sam Houston State
#9 Gonzaga at #23 Washington
#16 Seton Hall at Iowa State


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on December 04, 2019, 01:20:39 pm
Duke
Providence
USC

Arizona
Ohio State
Butler
Syracuse
West Virginia
Wake Forest
Davidson
Wisconsin
Maryland
Xavier
Kansas
Arkansas
Missouri
Marquette
SMU

Houston
Oklahoma State
Virginia
Saint Mary's
Sam Houston State
Gonzaga
Seton Hall

Boring slate of games this week for me at least.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 04, 2019, 08:28:39 pm
Either Purdue is much better or Virginia is much worse than I thought.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 04, 2019, 08:46:06 pm
Either Purdue is much better or Virginia is much worse than I thought.

Virginia is absolutely garbage (compared to the standard they have set for themselves). I don't see how they could be considered a top 25 team when there is no talent on the roster, just a system defense. I had them 27th entering the day. They'll be fine by virtue of a soft conference. Highly reminiscent of last year's Villanova.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: ON Progressive on December 04, 2019, 10:38:02 pm
Utah came back from 16 down in the second half to beat BYU 102-95.

It's always fun watching BYU lose to us, no matter the sport!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 04, 2019, 11:14:15 pm
DEPAUL LOCKS UP AN NCAA TOURNAMENT BID IN THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER!

Way to rep the greatest city in the world! Tremendous!!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on December 05, 2019, 12:04:23 am
Week 5:

Friday, December 6
#1 Duke @ VA Tech – 6pm – ACCN
Providence @ Rhode Island – 6pm – ESPN2
USC @ TCU – 8pm – 8pm

Saturday, December 7
#14 Arizona @ #19 Baylor – 11am – ESPNU
Penn State @ #10 Ohio State – 11am – BTN
#24 Florida @ Butler – 11am – FOX
Syracuse @ Georgia Tech – 11am – ACCN
WVU @ St. John’s – 11am – FS1
NC State @ Wake – 1pm – ACCN
Davidson @ Northeastern – 3pm
Indiana @ Wisconsin – 3:30pm – BTN
Illinois @ #5 Maryland – 4pm – ESPN2
Cincy @ #25 Xavier – 4pm – FS1
#21 Colorado @ #4 Kansas – 6pm – ESPN2
Arkansas @ WKU – 6:30pm – CBSSN
Mizzou @ Temple – 6:30pm – ESPNU
Marquette @ K-State – 8pm – ESPN2
Georgetown @ SMU – 8:30pm – ESPNU

Sunday, December 8
Houston @ South Carolina – 11am – ESPNU
Wichita State @ Oklahoma State – 1pm – ESPNU
#6 UNC @ #7 UVA – 3pm – ACCN
Dayton vs. Saint Mary’s – 3pm – ESPNU
LA Tech @ Sam Houston State – 4:30pm
#8 Gonzaga @ #23 Washington – 6pm – ESPN2
#13 Seton Hall @ Iowa State – 8pm – ESPN2

Majority of my picks are away, lets see how this goes...


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 05, 2019, 12:14:24 am
#1 Duke @ VA Tech
Providence @ Rhode Island
USC @ TCU

#14 Arizona @ #19 Baylor
Penn State @ #10 Ohio State
#24 Florida @ Butler
Syracuse @ Georgia Tech
WVU @ St. John’s
NC State @ Wake
Davidson @ Northeastern
Indiana @ Wisconsin
Illinois @ #5 Maryland
Cincy @ #25 Xavier
#21 Colorado @ #4 Kansas
Arkansas @ WKU
Mizzou @ Temple
Marquette @ K-State
Georgetown @ SMU

Houston @ South Carolina
Wichita State @ Oklahoma State
#6 UNC @ #7 UVA
Dayton vs. Saint Mary’s
LA Tech @ Sam Houston State
#8 Gonzaga @ #23 Washington
#13 Seton Hall @ Iowa State - very tough place to play but at least some familiarity


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on December 05, 2019, 12:48:29 am
While I was cleaning the 2020 board, UNLV beat Fresno State in double overtime!!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 05, 2019, 08:50:07 am
Either Purdue is much better or Virginia is much worse than I thought.

Virginia is absolutely garbage (compared to the standard they have set for themselves). I don't see how they could be considered a top 25 team when there is no talent on the roster, just a system defense. I had them 27th entering the day. They'll be fine by virtue of a soft conference. Highly reminiscent of last year's Villanova.

After the Purdue-Virginia game I was considering switching my pick for UVA-North Carolina.  But after the Ohio St.-UNC game, I think they'll both lose. :)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 05, 2019, 11:29:02 am
Duke @ VA Tech – 6pm – ACCN
Providence @ Rhode Island – 6pm – ESPN2
USC @ TCU – 8pm – 8pm

Arizona @ Baylor – 11am – ESPNU
Penn State @ #10 Ohio State – 11am – BTN
Florida @ Butler – 11am – FOX
Syracuse @ Georgia Tech – 11am – ACCN
WVU @ St. John’s – 11am – FS1
NC State @ Wake – 1pm – ACCN
Davidson @ Northeastern – 3pm
Indiana @ Wisconsin – 3:30pm – BTN
Illinois @ #5 Maryland – 4pm – ESPN2
Cincy @ #25 Xavier – 4pm – FS1
Colorado @ #4 Kansas – 6pm – ESPN2
Arkansas @ WKU – 6:30pm – CBSSN
Mizzou @ Temple – 6:30pm – ESPNU
Marquette @ K-State – 8pm – ESPN2
Georgetown @ SMU – 8:30pm – ESPNU

Houston @ South Carolina – 11am – ESPNU
Wichita State @ Oklahoma State – 1pm – ESPNU
UNC @ #7 UVA – 3pm – ACCN
Dayton vs. Saint Mary’s – 3pm – ESPNU
LA Tech @ Sam Houston State – 4:30pm
Gonzaga @ #23 Washington – 6pm – ESPN2
Seton Hall @ Iowa State – 8pm – ESPN2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on December 06, 2019, 10:24:11 am
Week 5:

Friday, December 6
Duke @ VA Tech
Providence @ Rhode Island
USC @ TCU

Saturday, December 7
Arizona @ Baylor
Penn State @ Ohio State
Florida @ Butler
Syracuse @ Georgia Tech
WVU @ St. John’s
NC State @ Wake
Davidson @ Northeastern
Indiana @ Wisconsin
Illinois @ Maryland
Cincy @ Xavier
Colorado @ Kansas
Arkansas @ WKU
Mizzou @ Temple
Marquette @ K-State
Georgetown @ SMU

Sunday, December 8
Houston @ South Carolina
Wichita State @ Oklahoma State
UNC @ UVA
Dayton vs. Saint Mary’s
LA Tech @ Sam Houston State
Gonzaga @ Washington
Seton Hall @ Iowa State


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Green Line on December 06, 2019, 11:47:28 pm
Big time trap game for America's Team on Sunday against a good Buffalo team.  If we win though, the haters will have no choice but to #rankDePaul!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 09, 2019, 08:15:53 am
WEEK 5 RESULTS

A tight battle this week, with JGibson eking out the top spot:

17 JGibson
16 RINO Tom, Sprouts, YE
15 dfw, GeorgiaModerate, sjoyce
12 Illiniwek

The average score was 15.25, up a bit from last week

There were 5 unanimous picks, all correct:

Duke-Va. Tech
Ohio St.-Penn St.
Maryland-Illinois
Xavier-Cincinnati
Gonzaga-Washington

There were 6 picks with a single dissenter:

TCU-USC (dissenter was right)
Butler-Florida
Davidson-Northeastern
Kansas-Colorado
Okla. St.-Wichita St. (dissenter was right)
Seton Hall-Iowa St. (dissenter was right)

Overall, it's a very close race:

84 sjoyce
83 dfw, Sprouts, YE
78 Illiniwek
77 GeorgiaModerate
74 JGibson
68 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on December 09, 2019, 04:28:01 pm
Week 6:

Friday, December 13th
#24 Colorado @ Colorado State – 7pm – CBSSN
Nebraska @ Indiana – 7pm – BTN

Saturday, December 7
Kansas State vs. Mississippi State – 10:30am – ESPNU
#10 Oregon @ #5 Michigan – 11am – CBS
Syracuse @ Georgetown – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ Penn State – 1pm – BTN
UIC @ DePaul – 1pm
#13 Memphis @ #19 Tennessee – 2pm – ESPN
UCLA @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ABC
#12 Auburn vs Saint Louis   – 3pm – ESPN2
#22 Seton Hall @ Rutgers – 3pm – BTN
#23 Xavier @ Wake – 3pm – ACCN
Oklahoma @ Wichita State – 5pm – ESPN2
New Mexico State @ New Mexico – 6pm
Georgia @ Arizona State – 7pm – PAC12
Liberty @ Vandy – 7pm – SECN
Utah State vs. BYU – 7pm
#6 Gonzaga @ #15 Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2

Sunday, December 8
NC State @ UNC-Greensboro – 2pm – ESPN+
Oklahoma State @ Houston – 2pm – ESPN
Wofford @ #17 UNC – 3pm – ACCN
South Carolina @ Clemson – 4pm – ESPN2
Georgia Southern @ Bradley – 4pm – ESPN3
#3 Ohio State @ Minnesota – 5:30pm – BTN
Missouri State @ VCU – 6pm – ESPN+


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 09, 2019, 04:52:28 pm
Seeing UCLA-Notre Dame on the schedule will always remind of this game (https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-basketball/news/notre-dame-upset-ucla-88-game-winning-streak-anniversary-college-basketball/5ekvt3dod93s1en5l6o8t4io9) that I watched on live TV.  The Irish broke UCLA and Bill Walton's record 88-game winning streak.  The Bruins led 70-59 with a little over 3 minutes left, but Notre Dame scored the last 12 points of the game to win 71-70 -- and that was before there was a shot clock or 3-pointer! 

Oddly, Notre Dame "book-ended" that streak.  They were also the last team to beat UCLA before it started.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on December 09, 2019, 08:25:03 pm

Week 6:

Friday, December 13th
#24 Colorado @ Colorado State – 7pm – CBSSN
Nebraska @ Indiana – 7pm – BTN

Saturday, December 7
Kansas State vs. Mississippi State – 10:30am – ESPNU
#10 Oregon @ #5 Michigan – 11am – CBS
Syracuse @ Georgetown – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ Penn State – 1pm – BTN
UIC @ DePaul – 1pm
#13 Memphis @ #19 Tennessee – 2pm – ESPN
UCLA @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ABC
#12 Auburn vs Saint Louis   – 3pm – ESPN2
#22 Seton Hall @ Rutgers – 3pm – BTN
#23 Xavier @ Wake – 3pm – ACCN
Oklahoma @ Wichita State – 5pm – ESPN2
New Mexico State @ New Mexico – 6pm
Georgia @ Arizona State – 7pm – PAC12
Liberty @ Vandy – 7pm – SECN
Utah State vs. BYU – 7pm
#6 Gonzaga @ #15 Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2

Sunday, December 8
NC State @ UNC-Greensboro – 2pm – ESPN+
Oklahoma State @ Houston – 2pm – ESPN
Wofford @ #17 UNC – 3pm – ACCN
South Carolina @ Clemson – 4pm – ESPN2
Georgia Southern @ Bradley – 4pm – ESPN3
#3 Ohio State @ Minnesota – 5:30pm – BTN
Missouri State @ VCU – 6pm – ESPN+


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 09, 2019, 08:36:03 pm
Seeing UCLA-Notre Dame on the schedule will always remind of this game (https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-basketball/news/notre-dame-upset-ucla-88-game-winning-streak-anniversary-college-basketball/5ekvt3dod93s1en5l6o8t4io9) that I watched on live TV.  The Irish broke UCLA and Bill Walton's record 88-game winning streak.  The Bruins led 70-59 with a little over 3 minutes left, but Notre Dame scored the last 12 points of the game to win 71-70 -- and that was before there was a shot clock or 3-pointer!  

Oddly, Notre Dame "book-ended" that streak.  They were also the last team to beat UCLA before it started.

Digger is a wimp! That's gonna be quite a duo calling this game. Neither is even within the first 25 teams out of the tournament so it's time to pull out all the gimmicks. Appreciate the history tales from a firsthand source as always! I should have had you write about the Princeton-Rutgers game.

As far as modern history, I was extremely triggered by this article entitled Notre Dame's Move To The ACC A Monster Blow For Big East Basketball (https://www.sbnation.com/2012/9/12/3320548/notre-dame-acc-conference-realignment-big-east-basketball). It's crazy how much more often realignment damages the team leaving than the beautiful conference even while they still have iconic coaches. I still wish to welcome back Notre Dame (and Syracuse) with open arms to form a real power conference. Hopefully a quick UConn resurgence gives them inspiration.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on December 10, 2019, 03:20:24 pm
FRIDAY 12/13
#24 Colorado at Colorado State
Nebraska at Indiana

SATURDAY 12/14
Kansas State vs. Mississippi State (Newark, NJ)
#10 Oregon at #5 Michigan
Syracuse at Georgetown
Alabama at Penn State
Illinois-Chicago at DePaul
#13 Memphis at #19 Tennessee
UCLA at Notre Dame
Saint Louis at #12 Auburn (Birmingham, AL) *puke*
#22 Seton Hall at Rutgers
#23 Xavier at Wake Forest
Oklahoma at Wichita State
New Mexico State at New Mexico
Georgia at Arizona State
Liberty at Vanderbilt
Utah State vs. BYU (Salt Lake City, UT)
#6 Gonzaga at #15 Arizona

SUNDAY 12/8
NC State at UNC-Greensboro
Oklahoma State at Houston
Wofford at #17 North Carolina
South Carolina at Clemson
Georgia Southern at Bradley
#3 Ohio State at Minnesota
Missouri State at VCU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 10, 2019, 09:17:51 pm
#1 Louisville just lost by 13 to 5-3 Texas Tech, which was without its leading scorer.  Meanwhile, #4 Maryland lost to Penn State.  Fun season so far!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on December 10, 2019, 10:08:06 pm
#1 Louisville just lost by 13 to 5-3 Texas Tech, which was without its leading scorer.  Meanwhile, #4 Maryland lost to Penn State.  Fun season so far!

Penn St was actually a 2 pt favorite, shows how even it is this year.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on December 11, 2019, 07:12:47 pm
Week 6:

Friday, December 13th
#24 Colorado @ Colorado State – 7pm – CBSSN
Nebraska @ Indiana – 7pm – BTN

Saturday, December 7
Kansas State vs. Mississippi State – 10:30am – ESPNU
#10 Oregon @ #5 Michigan – 11am – CBS
Syracuse @ Georgetown – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ Penn State – 1pm – BTN
UIC @ DePaul – 1pm
#13 Memphis @ #19 Tennessee – 2pm – ESPN
UCLA @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ABC
#12 Auburn vs Saint Louis   – 3pm – ESPN2
#22 Seton Hall @ Rutgers – 3pm – BTN
#23 Xavier @ Wake – 3pm – ACCN
Oklahoma @ Wichita State – 5pm – ESPN2
New Mexico State @ New Mexico – 6pm
Georgia @ Arizona State – 7pm – PAC12
Liberty @ Vandy – 7pm – SECN
Utah State vs. BYU – 7pm
#6 Gonzaga @ #15 Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2

Sunday, December 8
NC State @ UNC-Greensboro – 2pm – ESPN+
Oklahoma State @ Houston – 2pm – ESPN
Wofford @ #17 UNC – 3pm – ACCN
South Carolina @ Clemson – 4pm – ESPN2
Georgia Southern @ Bradley – 4pm – ESPN3
#3 Ohio State @ Minnesota – 5:30pm – BTN
Missouri State @ VCU – 6pm – ESPN+



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 11, 2019, 07:20:13 pm
Friday, December 13th
#24 Colorado @ Colorado State – 7pm – CBSSN
Nebraska @ Indiana – 7pm – BTN

Saturday, December 7
Kansas State vs. Mississippi State – 10:30am – ESPNU
#10 Oregon @ #5 Michigan – 11am – CBS
Syracuse @ Georgetown – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ Penn State – 1pm – BTN
UIC @ DePaul – 1pm
#13 Memphis @ #19 Tennessee – 2pm – ESPN
UCLA @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ABC
#12 Auburn vs Saint Louis   – 3pm – ESPN2 :(
#22 Seton Hall @ Rutgers – 3pm – BTN - so nervous!!
#23 Xavier @ Wake – 3pm – ACCN
Oklahoma @ Wichita State – 5pm – ESPN2
New Mexico State @ New Mexico – 6pm
Georgia @ Arizona State – 7pm – PAC12
Liberty @ Vandy – 7pm – SECN
Utah State vs. BYU – 7pm - probably wrong but a bit biased
#6 Gonzaga @ #15 Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2

Sunday, December 8
NC State @ UNC-Greensboro – 2pm – ESPN+
Oklahoma State @ Houston – 2pm – ESPN - the recent analytics skyrocket for UH is making me question a lot
Wofford @ #17 UNC – 3pm – ACCN - sneaky game!
South Carolina @ Clemson – 4pm – ESPN2
Georgia Southern @ Bradley – 4pm – ESPN3
#3 Ohio State @ Minnesota – 5:30pm – BTN
Missouri State @ VCU – 6pm – ESPN+


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 11, 2019, 07:42:38 pm
Colorado @ Colorado State – 7pm – CBSSN
Nebraska @ Indiana – 7pm – BTN

Kansas State vs. Mississippi State – 10:30am – ESPNU
Oregon @ Michigan – 11am – CBS
Syracuse @ Georgetown – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ Penn State – 1pm – BTN
UIC @ DePaul – 1pm
Memphis @ Tennessee – 2pm – ESPN
UCLA @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ABC
Auburn vs Saint Louis   – 3pm – ESPN2
Seton Hall @ Rutgers – 3pm – BTN
Xavier @ Wake – 3pm – ACCN
Oklahoma @ Wichita State – 5pm – ESPN2
New Mexico State @ New Mexico – 6pm
Georgia @ Arizona State – 7pm – PAC12
Liberty @ Vandy – 7pm – SECN
Utah State vs. BYU – 7pm
Gonzaga @ Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2

NC State @ UNC-Greensboro – 2pm – ESPN+
Oklahoma State @ Houston – 2pm – ESPN
Wofford @ UNC – 3pm – ACCN
South Carolina @ Clemson – 4pm – ESPN2
Georgia Southern @ Bradley – 4pm – ESPN3
Ohio State @ Minnesota – 5:30pm – BTN
Missouri State @ VCU – 6pm – ESPN+


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 11, 2019, 09:53:37 pm
At halftime of Illinois-Michigan, Illinois has committed only three fouls, which looks pretty impressive...until you look at Michigan's ONE foul (and that one came with about 2 minutes left; it looked like they might get to halftime unscathed).  I don't think I've ever seen a game with so few fouls.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on December 12, 2019, 02:45:31 am
Week 6:

Friday, December 13th
#24 Colorado @ Colorado State – 7pm – CBSSN
Nebraska @ Indiana – 7pm – BTN

Saturday, December 7
Kansas State vs. Mississippi State – 10:30am – ESPNU
#10 Oregon @ #5 Michigan – 11am – CBS
Syracuse @ Georgetown – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ Penn State – 1pm – BTN
UIC @ DePaul – 1pm
#13 Memphis @ #19 Tennessee – 2pm – ESPN
UCLA @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ABC
#12 Auburn vs Saint Louis   – 3pm – ESPN2
#22 Seton Hall @ Rutgers – 3pm – BTN
#23 Xavier @ Wake – 3pm – ACCN
Oklahoma @ Wichita State – 5pm – ESPN2
New Mexico State @ New Mexico – 6pm
Georgia @ Arizona State – 7pm – PAC12
Liberty @ Vandy – 7pm – SECN
Utah State vs. BYU – 7pm
#6 Gonzaga @ #15 Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2

Sunday, December 8
NC State @ UNC-Greensboro – 2pm – ESPN+
Oklahoma State @ Houston – 2pm – ESPN
Wofford @ #17 UNC – 3pm – ACCN
South Carolina @ Clemson – 4pm – ESPN2
Georgia Southern @ Bradley – 4pm – ESPN3
#3 Ohio State @ Minnesota – 5:30pm – BTN
Missouri State @ VCU – 6pm – ESPN+


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on December 12, 2019, 03:38:47 pm
I-L-L!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on December 13, 2019, 12:50:17 am
Week 6:

Friday, December 13th
Colorado @ Colorado State
Nebraska @ Indiana

Saturday, December 7
Kansas State vs. Mississippi State
Oregon @ Michigan
Syracuse @ Georgetown
Alabama @ Penn State
UIC @ DePaul
Memphis @ Tennessee
UCLA @ Notre Dame
Auburn vs Saint Louis
Seton Hall @ Rutgers
Xavier @ Wake
Oklahoma @ Wichita State
New Mexico State @ New Mexico
Georgia @ Arizona State
Liberty @ Vandy
Utah State vs. BYU
Gonzaga @ Arizona

Sunday, December 8
NC State @ UNC-Greensboro
Oklahoma State @ Houston
Wofford @ UNC
South Carolina @ Clemson
Georgia Southern @ Bradley
Ohio State @ Minnesota
Missouri State @ VCU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on December 14, 2019, 02:17:37 pm
This Michigan game!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 14, 2019, 02:51:51 pm

Terrific game.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 14, 2019, 06:01:34 pm
Impressive comeback win for Memphis at Tennessee.  I'm starting to believe Penny Hardaway is a pretty good college coach. 


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on December 15, 2019, 01:37:18 am
Gonzaga beats Arizona. Have now beaten 9 consecutive Pac 12 teams.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 15, 2019, 08:56:22 am
I've seen some dumb basketball plays, but this one is an all-time contender:



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 15, 2019, 05:57:33 pm
North Carolina (without an injured Cole Anthony) loses at home to Wofford, 68-64.  Oddly enough, two years ago Wofford also won by 4 at UNC.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 15, 2019, 06:01:19 pm
I can't believe that stat that flashed on the screen - first team to win back-to-back games in Chapel Hill since Georgia Tech 84-85. Really? Duke never accomplished it? I read three times looking for a 'ranked' or 'unranked' qualifier.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 15, 2019, 06:12:29 pm
I can't believe that stat that flashed on the screen - first team to win back-to-back games in Chapel Hill since Georgia Tech 84-85. Really? Duke never accomplished it? I read three times looking for a 'ranked' or 'unranked' qualifier.

Looks like you're right and they're wrong.  According to sports-reference.com, Duke won in Chapel Hill on 3/7/15 (84-77) and then again on 2/17/16 (74-73).

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/play-index/matchup_finder.cgi?request=1&year_min=1950&year_max=2020&school_id=duke&opp_id=north-carolina&comp_school=le&rank_school=ANY&comp_opp=le&rank_opp=ANY&game_type=A&game_month=&game_location=&game_result=&is_overtime=&order_by=date_game


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 15, 2019, 08:34:53 pm
Ohio State loses by 13 to 4-5 Minnesota.  Home teams are now 13-0 this season in Big 10 conference games.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 15, 2019, 09:07:43 pm
WEEK 6 RESULTS (all the games finished at a reasonable time for once)

RINO Tom eked out a win, thanks to the upsets by Rutgers and Oklahoma State (he was the only person to pick either of them).

17 RINO Tom
16 dfw, GeorgiaModerate, sjoyce, Sprouts
14 Jgibson
13 Illiniwek

The average score was 15.4, up just a bit from last week.

There were 10 unanimous picks, 7 of them correct:

Colorado-Colo. State
Indiana-Nebraska
Penn State-Alabama
DePaul-UIC
Xavier-Wake Forest (wrong)
Wichita State-Oklahoma
New Mexico-N.M. State
North Carolina-Wofford (wrong)
Ohio State-Minnesota (wrong)
VCU-Missouri State

There were 6 picks with a single dissenter:

Michigan-Oregon (dissenter was right)
Tennessee-Memphis (dissenter was right)
Auburn-St. Louis
Seton Hall-Rutgers (dissenter was right)
N.C. State-UNCG
Houson-Oklahoma State (dissenter was right)

Overall results:

100 sjoyce
99 dfw, Sprouts
93 GeorgiaModerate
91 Illiniwek
88 JGibson
85 RINO Tom
83 YE
36 Sunrise


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 16, 2019, 12:24:40 pm
Bart Torvik now has UNC as 11% chance of receiving an NCAA Tournament bid. Insanity. I don't buy that, and another source still has it at 73%, but I think it's definitely between those two, but probably at least 40-50% depending on injury timeframe. They are #95 in the NET Rankings released today, so maybe I am too bullish!

NC State (#50) is simply lucky to have gotten their first Q1 win yesterday. They still have realistic opportunities @Syracuse, @UNC, and vs. Florida State/Duke/Louisville, but the schedule is only slightly more difficult than last year. Four absolutely dreadful wins on there.

NET Rankings Out! Some notables:
#3 San Diego State
#4 Butler
#5 Baylor
#9 Stanford (Similar to Erik Haslam, unsurprisingly)
#10 Dayton
#19 Liberty
#20 Duquesne
#22 Richmond
#43 DePaul


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on December 16, 2019, 02:56:02 pm
Penn State in the top 25.  Kind of bummed the Illini don't even have a vote in the AP Poll yet (we do have some in the Coaches' Poll), but I guess it's understandable.  Just keep winnin'. :)

On a side note, even though it is for some inexplicable reason on the SEC Network this year, Illinois-Missouri is this Saturday in St. Louis.  To my knowledge, it's one of the very few rivalries in college basketball that uses a Texas-Oklahoma or Florida-Georgia setup with the crowd split 50/50.  It has lost a BIT of its appeal over the last several years, but it is routinely one of my favorite sporting events of the year, and it is a truly unique atmosphere.  I must admit, it's often my "super bowl" of the non-conference, and I'd say it's very likely Missouri is our "biggest rival."


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on December 16, 2019, 04:50:41 pm
Week 7:

Friday, December 20th
SMU @ UGA – 6pm – SECN
Northern Colorado @ South Dakota – 7pm – ESPN+

Saturday, December 21st
#1 Kansas @ #18 Villanova – 11am – FOX
Indiana vs. Notre Dame – 11am – ESPN
VCU @ Wichita State – 11am – ESPN2
Illinois vs. Missouri – 12pm – SECN
Texas @ Providence – 1pm – FOX
Purdue vs. #17 Butler – 1:30pm – BTN
Utah State vs. Florida – 1:30pm – FS1
Belmont vs. Alabama – 2:30pm – SECN
#5 Ohio State vs. #6 Kentucky – 4:15pm – CBS
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State – 4:30pm – ESPN2
#13 Dayton vs. Colorado – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Saint Louis vs. Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Creighton @ Arizona State – 7:30pm – Pac-12
Cincinnati vs. Iowa – 8pm – BTN
LSU vs. USC – 8pm – FS1
St. John’s vs. #16 Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2
Nevada vs. Saint Mary’s – 11pm – ESPNU

Sunday, December 22nd
Davidson @ Loyola-Chicago – 2pm – ESPN+
Yale @ Clemson – 3pm – ACCN
Xavier @ TCU – 4pm – ESPN2      
Georgia Tech vs. Boise State – 4pm – ESPNU
Ball State vs. #22 Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN2
UTEP @ Hawai’i – 10:30pm – ESPN2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on December 16, 2019, 05:30:37 pm
Surprised I am hanging in there with Sjoyce and Smilo lol


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 16, 2019, 06:05:27 pm
Some really interesting games this week.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on December 17, 2019, 11:25:33 am

Week 7:

Friday, December 20th
SMU @ UGA – 6pm – SECN
Northern Colorado @ South Dakota – 7pm – ESPN+

Saturday, December 21st
#1 Kansas @ #18 Villanova – 11am – FOX
Indiana vs. Notre Dame – 11am – ESPN
VCU @ Wichita State – 11am – ESPN2
Illinois vs. MIZNOZ– 12pm – SECN
Texas @ Providence – 1pm – FOX
Purdue vs. #17 Butler – 1:30pm – BTN
Utah State vs. Florida – 1:30pm – FS1
Belmont vs. Alabama – 2:30pm – SECN
#5 Ohio State vs. #6 Kentucky – 4:15pm – CBS
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State – 4:30pm – ESPN2
#13 Dayton vs. Colorado – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Saint Louis vs. Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Creighton @ Arizona State – 7:30pm – Pac-12
Cincinnati vs. Iowa – 8pm – BTN
LSU vs. USC – 8pm – FS1
St. John’s vs. #16 Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2
Nevada vs. Saint Mary’s – 11pm – ESPNU

Sunday, December 22nd
Davidson @ Loyola-Chicago – 2pm – ESPN+
Yale @ Clemson – 3pm – ACCN
Xavier @ TCU – 4pm – ESPN2      
Georgia Tech vs. Boise State – 4pm – ESPNU
Ball State vs. #22 Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN2
UTEP @ Hawai’i – 10:30pm – ESPN2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on December 17, 2019, 12:28:27 pm
A hilarious look at the Big Ten standings right now (after conference record, I sorted by AP ranking, overall record and then alphabetically):

#15 Michigan State: 1-0 (7-3)

#5 Ohio State: 1-1 (9-1)
#7 Maryland: 1-1 (10-1)
#14 Michigan: 1-1 (8-3)
#23 Penn State: 1-1 (9-2)
Indiana: 1-1 (10-1)
Illinois: 1-1 (8-3)
Iowa: 1-1 (8-3)
Rutgers: 1-1 (8-3)
Purdue: 1-1 (6-4)
Minnesota: 1-1 (5-5)
Wisconsin: 1-1 (5-5)
Nebraska: 1-1 (5-6)

Northwestern: 0-1 (5-4)

No home team has lost a game yet, though I predict that streak to come to an end on Wednesday when MSU visits Northwestern, but ... honestly, who knows??  That game wraps up Big Ten play until the new year, and it would be absolutely hilarious to have every single team tied at 1-1, haha.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on December 17, 2019, 11:02:01 pm
A hilarious look at the Big Ten standings right now (after conference record, I sorted by AP ranking, overall record and then alphabetically):

#15 Michigan State: 1-0 (7-3)

#5 Ohio State: 1-1 (9-1)
#7 Maryland: 1-1 (10-1)
#14 Michigan: 1-1 (8-3)
#23 Penn State: 1-1 (9-2)
Indiana: 1-1 (10-1)
Illinois: 1-1 (8-3)
Iowa: 1-1 (8-3)
Rutgers: 1-1 (8-3)
Purdue: 1-1 (6-4)
Minnesota: 1-1 (5-5)
Wisconsin: 1-1 (5-5)
Nebraska: 1-1 (5-6)

Northwestern: 0-1 (5-4)

No home team has lost a game yet, though I predict that streak to come to an end on Wednesday when MSU visits Northwestern, but ... honestly, who knows??  That game wraps up Big Ten play until the new year, and it would be absolutely hilarious to have every single team tied at 1-1, haha.

A 14 way tie for first in the Big Ten


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on December 18, 2019, 02:34:40 pm
Week 7:

Friday, December 20th
SMU @ UGA – 6pm – SECN
Northern Colorado @ South Dakota – 7pm – ESPN+

Saturday, December 21st
#1 Kansas @ #18 Villanova – 11am – FOX
Indiana vs. Notre Dame – 11am – ESPN
VCU @ Wichita State – 11am – ESPN2
Illinois vs. Missouri – 12pm – SECN
Texas @ Providence – 1pm – FOX
Purdue vs. #17 Butler – 1:30pm – BTN
Utah State vs. Florida – 1:30pm – FS1
Belmont vs. Alabama – 2:30pm – SECN
#5 Ohio State vs. #6 Kentucky – 4:15pm – CBS
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State – 4:30pm – ESPN2
#13 Dayton vs. Colorado – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Saint Louis vs. Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Creighton @ Arizona State – 7:30pm – Pac-12
Cincinnati vs. Iowa – 8pm – BTN
LSU vs. USC – 8pm – FS1
St. John’s vs. #16 Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2
Nevada vs. Saint Mary’s – 11pm – ESPNU

Sunday, December 22nd
Davidson @ Loyola-Chicago – 2pm – ESPN+
Yale @ Clemson – 3pm – ACCN
Xavier @ TCU – 4pm – ESPN2      
Georgia Tech vs. Boise State – 4pm – ESPNU
Ball State vs. #22 Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN2
UTEP @ Hawai’i – 10:30pm – ESPN2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on December 18, 2019, 11:17:11 pm
Alonzo Verge in his first season at ASU had a career night, scoring 43 points, as ASU proceeded to lose to St. Mary's 96-56.  Only two other players scored for ASU and ASU had their full roster available.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on December 19, 2019, 01:33:48 am
In a game I nearly went to in person, Kentucky losses to Utah. Wacky CBB season continues.

Though I am going to the Kentucky/Ohio State and UCLA/UNC double header on Saturday. Considering I've been to every Oklahoma home game this year as well, I may have a shot (pun intended) at a personal record for college basketball games I attend in a single season.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on December 19, 2019, 01:37:31 am
UGA
South Dakota

Villanova
Indiana
Wichita State
Illinois
Providence
Butler
Utah State
Belmont
Kentucky
Oklahoma State
Dayton
Saint Lious
Creighton
Iowa
LSU
Arizona
Saint Mary's

Davidson
Clemson
TCU
Georgia Tech
UDub
Hawaii


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 19, 2019, 01:41:58 am
In a game I nearly went to in person, Kentucky losses to Utah. Wacky CBB season continues.


Haslam had Utah by 1! Kenneth was right that the lying media is too stupid to rank teams so they'd rather call this season 'crazy' than admit to being so completely ignorant of the 2018-19 incarnation of certain schools. Kentucky is rightfully ranked outside the top 40 at respectable outlets.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 19, 2019, 01:51:11 am
Friday, December 20th
SMU @ UGA – 6pm – SECN
Northern Colorado @ South Dakota – 7pm – ESPN+

Saturday, December 21st
#1 Kansas @ #18 Villanova – 11am – FOX
Indiana vs. Notre Dame – 11am – ESPN - two completely abysmal teams from what I have viewed. Don't make me choose.
VCU @ Wichita State – 11am – ESPN2
Illinois vs. Missouri – 12pm – SECN
Texas @ Providence – 1pm – FOX
Purdue vs. #17 Butler – 1:30pm – BTN
Utah State vs. Florida – 1:30pm – FS1 - cheering on the Aggies bigly!
Belmont vs. Alabama – 2:30pm – SECN - hopefully Belmont, but they have not beaten even a semi-respectable team to date
#5 Ohio State vs. #6 Kentucky – 4:15pm – CBS
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State – 4:30pm – ESPN2
#13 Dayton vs. Colorado – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Saint Louis vs. Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Creighton @ Arizona State – 7:30pm – Pac-12
Cincinnati vs. Iowa – 8pm – BTN
LSU vs. USC – 8pm – FS1
St. John’s vs. #16 Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2
Nevada vs. Saint Mary’s – 11pm – ESPNU

Sunday, December 22nd
Davidson @ Loyola-Chicago – 2pm – ESPN+
Yale @ Clemson – 3pm – ACCN
Xavier @ TCU – 4pm – ESPN2   - urgh, very bad feeling, but I'll stick up for someone in our conference
Georgia Tech vs. Boise State – 4pm – ESPNU
Ball State vs. #22 Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN2
UTEP @ Hawai’i – 10:30pm – ESPN2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 19, 2019, 03:50:48 pm
SMU @ UGA – 6pm – SECN
Northern Colorado @ South Dakota – 7pm – ESPN+

Kansas @ Villanova – 11am – FOX
Indiana vs. Notre Dame – 11am – ESPN
VCU @ Wichita State – 11am – ESPN2
Illinois vs. Missouri – 12pm – SECN
Texas @ Providence – 1pm – FOX
Purdue vs. Butler – 1:30pm – BTN
Utah State vs. Florida – 1:30pm – FS1
Belmont vs. Alabama – 2:30pm – SECN
Ohio State vs. Kentucky – 4:15pm – CBS
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State – 4:30pm – ESPN2
Dayton vs. Colorado – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Saint Louis vs. Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Creighton @ Arizona State – 7:30pm – Pac-12
Cincinnati vs. Iowa – 8pm – BTN
LSU vs. USC – 8pm – FS1
St. John’s vs. Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2
Nevada vs. Saint Mary’s – 11pm – ESPNU

Davidson @ Loyola-Chicago – 2pm – ESPN+
Yale @ Clemson – 3pm – ACCN
Xavier @ TCU – 4pm – ESPN2     
Georgia Tech vs. Boise State – 4pm – ESPNU
Ball State vs. Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN2
UTEP @ Hawai’i – 10:30pm – ESPN2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 19, 2019, 04:01:07 pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on December 19, 2019, 06:53:38 pm
Week 7:

Friday, December 20th
SMU @ UGA – 6pm – SECN
Northern Colorado @ South Dakota – 7pm – ESPN+

Saturday, December 21st
#1 Kansas @ #18 Villanova – 11am – FOX  (watch the #1 curse)
Indiana vs. Notre Dame – 11am – ESPN
VCU @ Wichita State – 11am – ESPN2
Illinois vs. Missouri – 12pm – SECN
Texas @ Providence – 1pm – FOX
Purdue vs. #17 Butler – 1:30pm – BTN
Utah State vs. Florida – 1:30pm – FS1
Belmont vs. Alabama – 2:30pm – SECN
#5 Ohio State vs. #6 Kentucky – 4:15pm – CBS
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State – 4:30pm – ESPN2
#13 Dayton vs. Colorado – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Saint Louis vs. Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Creighton @ Arizona State – 7:30pm – Pac-12
Cincinnati vs. Iowa – 8pm – BTN
LSU vs. USC – 8pm – FS1
St. John’s vs. #16 Arizona – 9pm – ESPN2
Nevada vs. Saint Mary’s – 11pm – ESPNU

Sunday, December 22nd
Davidson @ Loyola-Chicago – 2pm – ESPN+
Yale @ Clemson – 3pm – ACCN
Xavier @ TCU – 4pm – ESPN2      
Georgia Tech vs. Boise State – 4pm – ESPNU
Ball State vs. #22 Washington – 8:30pm – ESPN2
UTEP @ Hawai’i – 10:30pm – ESPN2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on December 19, 2019, 11:36:34 pm
Week 7:

Friday, December 20th
SMU @ UGA
Northern Colorado @ South Dakota

Saturday, December 21st
Kansas @ Villanova
Indiana vs. Notre Dame
VCU @ Wichita State
Illinois vs. Missouri
Texas @ Providence
Purdue vs. Butler
Utah State vs. Florida
Belmont vs. Alabama
Ohio State vs. Kentucky
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State
Dayton vs. Colorado
Saint Louis vs. Kansas State
Creighton @ Arizona State
Cincinnati vs. Iowa
LSU vs. USC
St. John’s vs. Arizona
Nevada vs. Saint Mary’s

Sunday, December 22nd
Davidson @ Loyola-Chicago
Yale @ Clemson
Xavier @ TCU      
Georgia Tech vs. Boise State
Ball State vs. Washington
UTEP @ Hawai’i


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 20, 2019, 09:14:03 pm
Georgia-SMU heading to double OT.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 20, 2019, 09:35:01 pm
Dogs win 87-85 in 2OT!  For a while it seemed like neither team really wanted to win.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on December 20, 2019, 10:54:56 pm
I knew I forgot something today ... damn.

FRIDAY 12/20
SMU at Georgia
Northern Colorado at South Dakota

SATURDAY 12/21
#1 Kansas at #18 Villanova
Indiana vs. Notre Dame (Indianapolis, IN)
VCU at Wichita State
ILLINOIS vs. Missouri (St. Louis, MO) ... braggin' rights are our birth right.
Texas at Providence
Purdue vs. #17 Butler (Indianapolis, IN)
Utah State vs. Florida (Sunrise, FL)
Belmont vs. Alabama (Huntsville, AL)
#5 Ohio State vs. #6 Kentucky (Paradise, NV)
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State (Tulsa, OK)
#13 Dayton vs. Colorado (Chicago, IL)
Saint Louis vs. Kansas State (Kansas City, MO)
Creighton at Arizona State
Cincinnati vs. Iowa (Chicago, IL)
LSU vs. USC (Los Angeles, CA)
St. John’s vs. #16 Arizona (San Francisco, CA)
Saint Mary’s vs. Nevada (San Francisco, CA)

SUNDAY 12/22
Davidson at Loyola-Chicago
Yale at Clemson
Xavier at TCU      
Georgia Tech vs. Boise State (Honolulu, HI)
Ball State vs. #22 Washington (Honolulu, HI)
UTEP at Hawaii


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 21, 2019, 02:05:02 pm
The #1 curse takes down Kansas, which blew it in the last minute and lost to Villanova 56-55.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 21, 2019, 05:32:51 pm
The Big East's decision to purify will go down as one of the four most morally upright decisions in the history of Western Civilization. The Big East is truly greater than ever before. God has blessed his chosen people too much. Too much blessings! I can't take it any more!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 21, 2019, 10:53:55 pm
DePaul never makes it easy!! Finish non-conference play at 12-1. The 7-11 conference forecast would likely leave them just off the bubble without 2 BET wins. I think they need 8, but Iowa, TTU, and Minnesota wins all keep looking better.

St. John's is even more surprising with the lead over Arizona at the half. Could be yet another undefeated Saturday for the Big East which is very difficult to believe. I don't even mind not taking this one though when Zona inevitably makes it a game.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Green Line on December 22, 2019, 12:36:24 am
DePaul win!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on December 22, 2019, 01:46:04 am
Will San Diego State jump to #1 next week?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 22, 2019, 05:04:02 pm

Virginia is absolutely garbage (compared to the standard they have set for themselves). I don't see how they could be considered a top 25 team when there is no talent on the roster, just a system defense. I had them 27th entering the day. They'll be fine by virtue of a soft conference. Highly reminiscent of last year's Villanova.

I will now accept my accolades. Losing at JPJ? OUCH!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 22, 2019, 06:25:14 pm
Virginia is absolutely garbage (compared to the standard they have set for themselves). I don't see how they could be considered a top 25 team when there is no talent on the roster, just a system defense. I had them 27th entering the day. They'll be fine by virtue of a soft conference. Highly reminiscent of last year's Villanova.

I will now accept my accolades. Losing at JPJ? OUCH!

The ACC this year is really...not good.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 22, 2019, 06:30:52 pm
Will San Diego State jump to #1 next week?

Warren Nolan took until this late hour to publish the new official NET rankings. San Diego State did take the top spot there, and it wasn't particularly close since Kansas tumbled to #7. Only the failed media are keeping San Diego State out of the top 5  since analytics love them and the results validate it.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 23, 2019, 07:30:57 am
WEEK 7 RESULTS

YE won the week, thanks to Utah State and Georgia Tech (he was the only one to pick them):

15 YE
14 Sprouts
13 RINO Tom
12 dfw, JGibson
11 sjoyce
9 GeorgiaModerate, Illiniwek

We had a rough week overall, with an average score of only 11.9 (by far the worst this season).

There were 8 unanimous picks, half of them correct:

Georgia-SMU
South Dakota-Northern Colorado (wrong)
Wichita State-VCU
Illinois-Missouri (wrong)
Dayton-Colorado (wrong)
Arizona-St. John's (wrong)
St. Mary's-Nevada
Washington-Ball State

There were 5 picks with a single dissenter:

Indiana-Notre Dame
Florida-Utah State (dissenter was right)
Oklahoma State-Minnesota (dissenter was right)
Iowa-cincinnati
Boise State-Georgia Tech (dissenter was right)

Overall results:

113 Sprouts
111 dfw, sjoyce
102 GeorgiaModerate
100 Illiniwek, JGibson
98 RINO Tom, YE
36   Sunrise


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on December 23, 2019, 03:07:49 pm
Week 8:

Saturday, December 28th
Central Michigan @ Purdue – 12pm – BTN
Wisconsin @ Tennessee – 1:30pm – CBS
Northeastern @ Towson – 2pm
Toledo @ Bradley – 2pm – ESPN+
Eastern Michigan @ UNLV – 3pm
#3 Louisville @ #19 Kentucky – 3:45pm – CBS
FIU @ Minnesota – 4pm – BTN
Belmont @ Western Kentucky – 7:30pm
Oral Roberts @ BYU – 9pm
Pacific @ UC-Irvine – 10pm

Sunday, December 29th
#22 WVU vs #2 Ohio State – 12pm – FS1
Liberty @ LSU – 1:30pm – SECN
Lafayette @ Sacred Heart – 2pm
Iona @ Colorado – 2pm – Pac-12
Duquesne vs. Marshall – 2:30pm
#5 Kansas @ Stanford – 3pm – ABC
Sam Houston State @ Rice – 3pm
App State @ NC State – 4pm
Loyola (MD) @ VCU – 5pm
FAU @ USF – 5pm – ESPN3
SDSU @ Nebraska-Omaha – 5:30pm – ESPN+
Arkansas @ Indiana – 6pm – BTN
Tulsa @ Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Harvard @ Cal – 6pm – Pac-12
Richmond @ Alabama – 6:30pm – SECN

No Friday games this week, also kind of a weird schedule. Merry Christmas and all that


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on December 23, 2019, 03:13:54 pm

Week 8:

Saturday, December 28th
Central Michigan @ Purdue – 12pm – BTN
Wisconsin @ Tennessee – 1:30pm – CBS
Northeastern @ Towson – 2pm
Toledo @ Bradley – 2pm – ESPN+
Eastern Michigan @ UNLV – 3pm
#3 Louisville @ #19 Kentucky – 3:45pm – CBS
FIU @ Minnesota – 4pm – BTN
Belmont @ Western Kentucky – 7:30pm
Oral Roberts @ BYU – 9pm
Pacific @ UC-Irvine – 10pm

Sunday, December 29th
#22 WVU vs #2 Ohio State – 12pm – FS1
Liberty @ LSU – 1:30pm – SECN
Lafayette @ Sacred Heart – 2pm
Iona @ Colorado – 2pm – Pac-12
Duquesne vs. Marshall – 2:30pm
#5 Kansas @ Stanford – 3pm – ABC
Sam Houston State @ Rice – 3pm
App State @ NC State – 4pm
Loyola (MD) @ VCU – 5pm
FAU @ USF – 5pm – ESPN3
SDSU @ Nebraska-Omaha – 5:30pm – ESPN+
Arkansas @ Indiana – 6pm – BTN
Tulsa @ Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Harvard @ Cal – 6pm – Pac-12
Richmond @ Alabama – 6:30pm – SECN



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on December 24, 2019, 04:02:10 pm
Week 8:

Saturday, December 28th
Central Michigan @ Purdue
Wisconsin @ Tennessee
Northeastern @ Towson
Toledo @ Bradley
Eastern Michigan @ UNLV
#3 Louisville @ #19 Kentucky
FIU @ Minnesota
Belmont @ Western Kentucky
Oral Roberts @ BYU
Pacific @ UC-Irvine

Sunday, December 29th
#22 WVU vs #2 Ohio State
Liberty @ LSU
Lafayette @ Sacred Heart
Iona @ Colorado
Duquesne vs. Marshall
#5 Kansas @ Stanford
Sam Houston State @ Rice
App State @ NC State
Loyola (MD) @ VCU
FAU @ USF
SDSU @ Nebraska-Omaha
Arkansas @ Indiana
Tulsa @ Kansas State
Harvard @ Cal
Richmond @ Alabama


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on December 25, 2019, 03:54:59 pm
Saturday, December 28th
Central Michigan @ Purdue – 12pm – BTN
Wisconsin @ Tennessee – 1:30pm – CBS - This weeks "yikes" game following IU-ND last week.
Northeastern @ Towson – 2pm
Toledo @ Bradley – 2pm – ESPN+
Eastern Michigan @ UNLV – 3pm
#3 Louisville @ #19 Kentucky – 3:45pm – CBS
FIU @ Minnesota – 4pm – BTN
Belmont @ Western Kentucky – 7:30pm - game of the weekend! Why can't we watch!
Oral Roberts @ BYU – 9pm
Pacific @ UC-Irvine – 10pm

Sunday, December 29th
#22 WVU vs #2 Ohio State – 12pm – FS1
Liberty @ LSU – 1:30pm – SECN
Lafayette @ Sacred Heart – 2pm
Iona @ Colorado – 2pm – Pac-12
Duquesne vs. Marshall – 2:30pm
#5 Kansas @ Stanford – 3pm – ABC
Sam Houston State @ Rice – 3pm - who could predict which version of these teams show up?!
App State @ NC State – 4pm
Loyola (MD) @ VCU – 5pm
FAU @ USF – 5pm – ESPN3
SDSU @ Nebraska-Omaha – 5:30pm – ESPN+
Arkansas @ Indiana – 6pm – BTN
Tulsa @ Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Harvard @ Cal – 6pm – Pac-12
Richmond @ Alabama – 6:30pm – SECN


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 25, 2019, 04:41:15 pm
Central Michigan @ Purdue
Wisconsin @ Tennessee
Northeastern @ Towson
Toledo @ Bradley
Eastern Michigan @ UNLV
Louisville @ Kentucky
FIU @ Minnesota
Belmont @ Western Kentucky
Oral Roberts @ BYU
Pacific @ UC-Irvine

WVU vs Ohio State
Liberty @ LSU
Lafayette @ Sacred Heart
Iona @ Colorado
Duquesne vs. Marshall
Kansas @ Stanford
Sam Houston State @ Rice
App State @ NC State
Loyola (MD) @ VCU
FAU @ USF
SDSU @ Nebraska-Omaha
Arkansas @ Indiana
Tulsa @ Kansas State
Harvard @ Cal
Richmond @ Alabama


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on December 25, 2019, 09:24:11 pm
Week 8:

Saturday, December 28th
Central Michigan @ Purdue – 12pm – BTN
Wisconsin @ Tennessee – 1:30pm – CBS
Northeastern @ Towson – 2pm
Toledo @ Bradley – 2pm – ESPN+
Eastern Michigan @ UNLV – 3pm
#3 Louisville @ #19 Kentucky – 3:45pm – CBS
FIU @ Minnesota – 4pm – BTN
Belmont @ Western Kentucky – 7:30pm
Oral Roberts @ BYU – 9pm
Pacific @ UC-Irvine – 10pm

Sunday, December 29th
#22 WVU vs #2 Ohio State – 12pm – FS1
Liberty @ LSU – 1:30pm – SECN
Lafayette @ Sacred Heart – 2pm
Iona @ Colorado – 2pm – Pac-12
Duquesne vs. Marshall – 2:30pm
#5 Kansas @ Stanford – 3pm – ABC
Sam Houston State @ Rice – 3pm
App State @ NC State – 4pm
Loyola (MD) @ VCU – 5pm
FAU @ USF – 5pm – ESPN3
SDSU @ Nebraska-Omaha – 5:30pm – ESPN+
Arkansas @ Indiana – 6pm – BTN
Tulsa @ Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Harvard @ Cal – 6pm – Pac-12
Richmond @ Alabama – 6:30pm – SECN


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on December 26, 2019, 06:18:51 am
Week 8:

Saturday, December 28th
Central Michigan @ Purdue – 12pm – BTN
Wisconsin @ Tennessee – 1:30pm – CBS
Northeastern @ Towson – 2pm
Toledo @ Bradley – 2pm – ESPN+
Eastern Michigan @ UNLV – 3pm
#3 Louisville @ #19 Kentucky – 3:45pm – CBS
FIU @ Minnesota – 4pm – BTN
Belmont @ Western Kentucky – 7:30pm
Oral Roberts @ BYU – 9pm
Pacific @ UC-Irvine – 10pm

Sunday, December 29th
#22 WVU vs #2 Ohio State – 12pm – FS1
Liberty @ LSU – 1:30pm – SECN
Lafayette @ Sacred Heart – 2pm
Iona @ Colorado – 2pm – Pac-12
Duquesne vs. Marshall – 2:30pm
#5 Kansas @ Stanford – 3pm – ABC
Sam Houston State @ Rice – 3pm
App State @ NC State – 4pm
Loyola (MD) @ VCU – 5pm
FAU @ USF – 5pm – ESPN3
SDSU @ Nebraska-Omaha – 5:30pm – ESPN+
Arkansas @ Indiana – 6pm – BTN
Tulsa @ Kansas State – 6pm – ESPN+
Harvard @ Cal – 6pm – Pac-12
Richmond @ Alabama – 6:30pm – SECN


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on December 26, 2019, 09:26:09 am
Belmont @ Western Kentucky – 7:30pm - game of the weekend! Why can't we watch!
You can if you'll be in Bowling Green on Saturday, which I might...


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on December 29, 2019, 08:32:56 pm
WEEK 8 RESULTS

Only six people played this week.  The result was a tight battle featuring a 2-way tie for first, with 3 others a game behind.

17 Illiniwek, Sprouts
16 dfw, GeorgiaModerate, sjoyce
14 JGibson

The average score was 16, a big improvement over last week.  Oddly, sjoyce and I had an identical slate of picks.

There were 11 unanimous picks, 8 of them correct:

Purdue-Central Michigan
Louisville-Kentucky (wrong)
Minnesota-FIU
Western Kentucky-Belmont (wrong)
BYU-Oral Roberts
UC Irvine-Pacific
Ohio State-West Virginia (wrong)
N.C. State-App State
VCU-Loyola Chicago
South Florida-FAU
Alabama-Richmond

There were 7 games with a single dissenter:

Bradley-Toledo
UNLV-Eastern Michigan
LSU-Liberty
Duquesne-Marshall (dissenter was right)
Kansas-Stanford
Indiana-Arkansas (dissenter was right)
Kansas State-Tulsa

Overall results:

130 Sprouts
127 dfw, sjoyce
118 GeorgiaModerate
117 Illiniwek
114 JGibson
98 RINO Tom, YE
36 Sunrise


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 01, 2020, 03:40:03 pm
Week 9:

Friday, January 3rd
Wisconsin @ #5 Ohio State – 6pm
Toledo @ Ball State – 6pm
UCF @ Houston – 6pm
 Rutgers @ Nebraska – 7pm
Georgetown @ Seton Hall – 8pm
Kent St. @ Bowling Green – 8pm
Temple @ Tulsa – 8pm

Saturday, January 4th
Oklahoma State @ #22 Texas Tech – 11am
LSU @ Tennessee – 11am
NC State @ Clemson – 11am
#18 Florida State @ #7 Louisville – 1pm
#10 Villanova @ Marquette – 1pm
#23 Iowa vs. #21 Penn State – 1pm
#8 Auburn @ Miss St. – 3pm
#16 WVU @ #3 Kansas – 3pm
#13 San Diego State @ Utah State – 9pm

Sunday, January 5th
Richmond @ Rhode Island – 11am
VCU @ GMU – 11am
#12 Michigan @ #14 Michigan State – 12:30pm
Davidson @ Duquesne – 1pm
St. John’s @ Xavier – 3:30pm
Oregon State @ Colorado – 5pm
Northwestern @ Minnesota – 6:30pm
Purdue @ Illinois – 7pm
USC @ Washington – 9pm

Apologies for the late post this week, I've been traveling


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 01, 2020, 03:59:53 pm
Friday, January 3rd
Wisconsin @ #5 Ohio State – 6pm
Toledo @ Ball State – 6pm
UCF @ Houston – 6pm
Rutgers @ Nebraska – 7pm
Georgetown @ Seton Hall – 8pm
Kent St. @ Bowling Green – 8pm
Temple @ Tulsa – 8pm

Saturday, January 4th
Oklahoma State @ #22 Texas Tech – 11am
LSU @ Tennessee – 11am
NC State @ Clemson – 11am
#18 Florida State @ #7 Louisville – 1pm
#10 Villanova @ Marquette – 1pm
#23 Iowa vs. #21 Penn State – 1pm
#8 Auburn @ Miss St. – 3pm
#16 WVU @ #3 Kansas – 3pm
#13 San Diego State @ Utah State – 9pm

Sunday, January 5th
Richmond @ Rhode Island – 11am
VCU @ GMU – 11am
#12 Michigan @ #14 Michigan State – 12:30pm
Davidson @ Duquesne – 1pm
St. John’s @ Xavier – 3:30pm
Oregon State @ Colorado – 5pm
Northwestern @ Minnesota – 6:30pm
Purdue @ Illinois – 7pm
USC @ Washington – 9pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 01, 2020, 06:33:44 pm
Some tough picks this week.

Friday, January 3rd
Wisconsin @ #5 Ohio State – 6pm
Toledo @ Ball State – 6pm
UCF @ Houston – 6pm
Rutgers @ Nebraska – 7pm
Georgetown @ Seton Hall – 8pm
Kent St. @ Bowling Green – 8pm
Temple @ Tulsa – 8pm

Saturday, January 4th
Oklahoma State @ #22 Texas Tech – 11am
LSU @ Tennessee – 11am
NC State @ Clemson – 11am
#18 Florida State @ #7 Louisville – 1pm
#10 Villanova @ Marquette – 1pm - Have a hunch about this one.
#23 Iowa vs. #21 Penn State – 1pm
#8 Auburn @ Miss St. – 3pm
#16 WVU @ #3 Kansas – 3pm
#13 San Diego State @ Utah State – 9pm - I've seen USU on TV a couple times and been impressed.

Sunday, January 5th
Richmond @ Rhode Island – 11am
VCU @ GMU – 11am
#12 Michigan @ #14 Michigan State – 12:30pm
Davidson @ Duquesne – 1pm
St. John’s @ Xavier – 3:30pm
Oregon State @ Colorado – 5pm
Northwestern @ Minnesota – 6:30pm
Purdue @ Illinois – 7pm
USC @ Washington – 9pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 01, 2020, 09:20:20 pm
I think Villanova will more likely lose to Creighton than Marquette in their next two. Should be 3 point dogs in both, but if we steal one, Marquette looks easier to shut down. Creighton has better guards and a much better home court advantage. Of course, we could just lose both! I've never loved the Big East more than this season. Every game is close to a toss-up.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on January 02, 2020, 12:04:21 pm

Week 9:

Friday, January 3rd
Wisconsin @ #5 Ohio State – 6pm
Toledo @ Ball State – 6pm
UCF @ Houston – 6pm
Rutgers @ Nebraska – 7pm
Georgetown @ Seton Hall – 8pm
Kent St. @ Bowling Green – 8pm
Temple @ Tulsa – 8pm

Saturday, January 4th
Oklahoma State @ #22 Texas Tech – 11am
LSU @ Tennessee – 11am
NC State @ Clemson – 11am
#18 Florida State @ #7 Louisville – 1pm
#10 Villanova @ Marquette – 1pm
#23 Iowa vs. #21 Penn State – 1pm
#8 Auburn @ Miss St. – 3pm
#16 WVU @ #3 Kansas – 3pm
#13 San Diego State @ Utah State – 9pm

Sunday, January 5th
Richmond @ Rhode Island – 11am
VCU @ GMU – 11am
#12 Michigan @ #14 Michigan State – 12:30pm
Davidson @ Duquesne – 1pm
St. John’s @ Xavier – 3:30pm
Oregon State @ Colorado – 5pm
Northwestern @ Minnesota – 6:30pm
Purdue @ Illinois – 7pm
USC @ Washington – 9pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on January 02, 2020, 02:13:50 pm
Week 9:

Friday, January 3rd
Wisconsin @ #5 Ohio State – 6pm
Toledo @ Ball State – 6pm
UCF @ Houston – 6pm
Rutgers @ Nebraska – 7pm
Georgetown @ Seton Hall – 8pm
Kent St. @ Bowling Green – 8pm
Temple @ Tulsa – 8pm

Saturday, January 4th
Oklahoma State @ #22 Texas Tech – 11am
LSU @ Tennessee – 11am
NC State @ Clemson – 11am
#18 Florida State @ #7 Louisville – 1pm
#10 Villanova @ Marquette – 1pm
#23 Iowa vs. #21 Penn State – 1pm
#8 Auburn @ Miss St. – 3pm
#16 WVU @ #3 Kansas – 3pm
#13 San Diego State @ Utah State – 9pm

Sunday, January 5th
Richmond @ Rhode Island – 11am
VCU @ GMU – 11am
#12 Michigan @ #14 Michigan State – 12:30pm
Davidson @ Duquesne – 1pm
St. John’s @ Xavier – 3:30pm
Oregon State @ Colorado – 5pm
Northwestern @ Minnesota – 6:30pm
Purdue @ Illinois – 7pm
USC @ Washington – 9pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on January 02, 2020, 07:55:59 pm
Week 9:

Friday, January 3rd
Wisconsin @ #5 Ohio State – 6pm
Toledo @ Ball State – 6pm
UCF @ Houston – 6pm
Rutgers @ Nebraska – 7pm
Georgetown @ Seton Hall – 8pm
Kent St. @ Bowling Green – 8pm
Temple @ Tulsa – 8pm

Saturday, January 4th
Oklahoma State @ #22 Texas Tech – 11am
LSU @ Tennessee – 11am
NC State @ Clemson – 11am
#18 Florida State @ #7 Louisville – 1pm
#10 Villanova @ Marquette – 1pm
#23 Iowa vs. #21 Penn State – 1pm
#8 Auburn @ Miss St. – 3pm
#16 WVU @ #3 Kansas – 3pm
#13 San Diego State @ Utah State – 9pm

Sunday, January 5th
Richmond @ Rhode Island – 11am
VCU @ GMU – 11am
#12 Michigan @ #14 Michigan State – 12:30pm
Davidson @ Duquesne – 1pm
St. John’s @ Xavier – 3:30pm
Oregon State @ Colorado – 5pm
Northwestern @ Minnesota – 6:30pm
Purdue @ Illinois – 7pm
USC @ Washington – 9pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on January 03, 2020, 01:34:27 am
Ohio State
Toledo
Houston
Rutgers
Seton Hall
Kent State
Temple

Texas Tech
LSU
Clemson
Florida State
Villanova
Iowa
Miss State
Kansas
Utah State

Rhode Isand
George Mason
Michigan State
Duquesne
Xavier
Colorado
Minnesota
Purdue
Washington


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 03, 2020, 01:07:08 pm
Wisconsin @ Ohio State
Toledo @ Ball State
UCF @ Houston
Rutgers @ Nebraska
Georgetown @ Seton Hall
Kent St. @ Bowling Green
Temple @ Tulsa

Oklahoma State @ Texas Tech
LSU @ Tennessee
NC State @ Clemson
Florida State @ Louisville
Villanova @ Marquette
#Iowa vs. Penn State
Auburn @ Miss St.
WVU @ Kansas
San Diego State @ Utah State

Richmond @ Rhode Island
VCU @ GMU
Michigan @ Michigan State
Davidson @ Duquesne
St. John’s @ Xavier
Oregon State @ Colorado
Northwestern @ Minnesota
Purdue @ Illinois
USC @ Washington


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 03, 2020, 04:17:11 pm
I'm surprised you didn't include today's Battles of the Pollsters on the list. :)

Monmouth at Siena

Quinnipiac at Marist


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 03, 2020, 09:12:08 pm
Wisconsin just knocked off Ohio State in Columbus.  Everyone picked OSU.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on January 03, 2020, 09:14:30 pm
Wisconsin just knocked off Ohio State in Columbus.  Everyone picked OSU.
Wish they had done it in CFB.....lol


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 04, 2020, 03:06:06 pm
Huge win for Georgia at Memphis!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 04, 2020, 05:00:29 pm
So, Jay Wright has elected the option to get swept on this road trip :) The ticky tack first half officiating prevented this from being an interesting game by preventing Saddiq Bey, Markus Howard and Sacar Anim from playing large chunks of this game. And when all three went out, they finally decided to let the game be free flowing and enjoyable! The only problem is that left us without many offensive weapons, and Marquette's stellar defense turned it into no offense - great effort! Jay Wright better realize soon that Collin Gillespie is not a starting point guard for any respectable team and make Justin Moore the starter. Gillespie's defense will not hold up against serious competition.

DePaul's first two Big East games have been by far had the highest quality of play of the first nine Big East games. Devastating to come out of this 0-2. Absolutely heartbreaking today. They'll start winning soon, but I am getting concerned. The next four game stretch is brutal, so if they can't start it with a win in Madison Square Garden, things may start sinking for such a talented team and fast.

Power Rankings
Tier 1
1. Butler - They have a lot to learn about finishing, but I went into the conference season thinking they were a tad overrated. That is no longer the case. This team could win 13-14 games and deserves to be in the Final Four discussion. Blech.
2. Seton Hall - To think they are playing without MAMU! I think the defense is sneakily even better than Butler (and that's Butler's calling card!) The offense is a bit too chaotic.
Tier 2
3. Creighton - Clearly the best (only?) offense in the conference. I question whether they can win away from Omaha limiting their potential to perhaps an 11-7 team.
Tier 3
4. DePaul - I have some depth concerns, and I think they will struggle against very structured and coached teams like Villanova, Butler and perhaps Xavier whether there is a talent advantage or not. The chaotic style is fun but not build to win championships.
5. Providence - I went into the year thinking they had the most talent and most veteran talent. I don't know why it took so long to finally begin to show it - I thought having transfers practicing for a year would make for a smooth transition. Their shooting percentage has still been woeful, but they look a bit faster to the ball showing a sense of urgency...finally. You don't know exactly who is going to beat you on any given night, but Diallo, Duke and Watson all need more consistency if this team wants to finish in the top half.
6. Villanova - No defense whatsoever. No senior leaders. Only Swider, Bey and Moore are natural shooting threats. Very impressed with development of Samuels but he doesn't fit into the offense. Winning largely depends on the other team taking bad, quick shots.
7. Marquette - Very average on aggregate at just about everything. They can defend against smaller teams, and the offense is even streakier and focused on a single player than Seton Hall.
8. Xavier - The next week is going to be very telling given that they will have #2 and #3 in Cintas. You have to think they need to take at least one to build some semblance of a resume. The bench is a little thin, but they seem like they will grind out more than a few low-scoring games.
Tier 4
9. St. John's - Long Jumper Figueroa is making strides without Shamorie Ponds there - and he actually plays elite defense unlike the prior focal point of the team! I am still uncertain if this team could be for real or if they can beat any Big East team on the road - we'll find out in the next four days! The schedule starts easy, yet they could easily go 1-8/2-7 on the easier half despite taking the top team to the wire.
10. Georgetown - I was so optimistic. Yurtseven should be first team All Conference. Patrick Ewing keeps getting elite big men and no adequate support for them. Very sad. And now the Oklahoma State road win might mean almost nothing. Should've beat Duke. Shoulda, coulda, woulda had a win worth talking about.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 04, 2020, 08:08:07 pm
North Carolina gets clobbered by Georgia Tech at home.  Unless there's a drastic turnaround after Cole Anthony comes back, I don't think UNC will make the tournament.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 04, 2020, 11:56:17 pm
#1 Gonzaga needs a miraculous last-second block to hold on against Pepperdine


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on January 05, 2020, 01:18:01 am
Pacific beat Saint Mary’s in a 4OT classic.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 05, 2020, 08:29:53 am
Since Friday night, four AP top 10 teams lost (#5 Ohio State, #7 Louisville, #9 Memphis, #10 Villanova) -- the first three at home.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 05, 2020, 09:03:34 am
San Diego State is favored by at least 10 in their next 13 games. They will only be favored by 4 in their season finale in Reno.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 05, 2020, 07:59:25 pm
After trailing by 11 with 8 minutes left, Oregon State finished on a 24-5 run to upset Colorado.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 06, 2020, 08:42:48 am
WEEK 9 RESULTS

Sprouts pulled out the victory at the end thanks to Illinois beating Purdue, extending his overall lead.

17 Sprouts
16 GeorgiaModerate
15 dfw, Jgibson, sjoyce
14 YE
13 Illiniwek

The average score was 15, down a bit from last week.

Unanimous picks:

Ohio State-Wisconsin (wrong)
Houston-UCF
Rutgers-Nebraska
Texas Tech-Oklahoma State
Rhode Island-Richmond (wrong)
Xavier-St. John's
Minnesota-Northwestern
Washington-USC

Games with one dissenter:

Ball State-Toledo
Georgetown-Seton Hall
N.C. State-Clemson (dissenter was right)
Louisville-Florida State (dissenter was right)
Auburn-Miss. State
Kansas-West Virginia
VCU-George Mason
Colorado-Oregon State (dissenter was right)

Overall standings:

147 Sprouts
142 dfw, sjoyce
134 GeorgiaModerate
130 Illiniwek
129 JGibson
112 YE
98 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 06, 2020, 12:46:24 pm
Week 10:

Friday, January 10th
Penn @ Princeton – 5pm – ESPNU
#15 Maryland @ #23 Iowa – 7pm – FS1
#11 Butler @ Providence – 9pm – FS1

Saturday, January 11th
#11 Ohio State @ Indiana – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ #14 Kentucky – 12pm – ESPN
Georgetown @ #16 Villanova – 12pm – FS1
DePaul @ St. John’s – 12pm
Cincinnati @ UCF – 12pm – ESPN2
#4 Baylor @ #3 Kansas – 1pm – CBS
#13 Louisville @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ESPN
Charleston @ William & Mary – 2pm
Oklahoma State @ TCU – 2pm – ESPN2
Creighton @ Xavier – 2pm – FOX
NC State @ Virginia Tech – 2pm – ACCNX
Houston @ Tulsa – 4pm – ESPN2
Clemson @ UNC – 4:30pm – ACCNX
Arkansas @ Ole Miss – 6pm – SECN
Florida @ Missouri – 8:30pm – SECN

Sunday, January 12th
#8 Michigan State @ Purdue – 12pm – CBS
#23 Wichita St @ UConn – 12pm – CBSSN
#19 Michigan @ Minnesota – 1pm – BTN
Monmouth @ Quinnipiac – 2pm – ESPN3
#21 Memphis @ USF – 4pm – ESPN2
Utah @ #25 Colorado – 6pm – ESPNU
#24 Arizona @ Oregon State – 10pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on January 07, 2020, 03:52:16 am

Week 10:

Friday, January 10th
Penn @ Princeton – 5pm – ESPNU
#15 Maryland @ #23 Iowa – 7pm – FS1
#11 Butler @ Providence – 9pm – FS1

Saturday, January 11th
#11 Ohio State @ Indiana – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ #14 Kentucky – 12pm – ESPN
Georgetown @ #16 Villanova – 12pm – FS1
DePaul @ St. John’s – 12pm
Cincinnati @ UCF – 12pm – ESPN2
#4 Baylor @ #3 Kansas – 1pm – CBS
#13 Louisville @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ESPN
Charleston @ William & Mary – 2pm
Oklahoma State @ TCU – 2pm – ESPN2
Creighton @ Xavier – 2pm – FOX
NC State @ Virginia Tech – 2pm – ACCNX
Houston @ Tulsa – 4pm – ESPN2
Clemson @ UNC – 4:30pm – ACCNX
Arkansas @ Ole Miss – 6pm – SECN
Florida @ Missouri – 8:30pm – SECN

Sunday, January 12th
#8 Michigan State @ Purdue – 12pm – CBS
#23 Wichita St @ UConn – 12pm – CBSSN
#19 Michigan @ Minnesota – 1pm – BTN
Monmouth @ Quinnipiac – 2pm – ESPN3
#21 Memphis @ USF – 4pm – ESPN2
Utah @ #25 Colorado – 6pm – ESPNU
#24 Arizona @ Oregon State – 10pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on January 08, 2020, 04:47:22 pm
Princeton
Iowa
Butler

Ohio State
Kentucky
Villanova
DePaul
UCF
Baylor
Louisville
William and Mary
TCU
Xavier
Virginia Tech
Houston
Clemson
Arkansas
Missouri

Michigan State
Wichita State
Michigan
Mommouth
Memphis
Utah
Arizona


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on January 09, 2020, 12:35:12 am
Since I’m reduced to random comments due to missing some weeks ... I-L-L!  Massive win tonight.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on January 09, 2020, 01:46:58 am
Oklahoma beats Texas improving to 2-0 in the Big 12. Guys are actually stepping up as of late too.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: FairBol on January 09, 2020, 03:45:08 pm
Welp, UConn's going nowhere fast.  Guess that Dan Herley hire wasn't the greatest idea in the world. 


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 09, 2020, 04:08:53 pm
Friday, January 10th
Penn @ Princeton – 5pm – ESPNU
#15 Maryland @ #23 Iowa – 7pm – FS1
#11 Butler @ Providence – 9pm – FS1

Saturday, January 11th
#11 Ohio State @ Indiana – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ #14 Kentucky – 12pm – ESPN
Georgetown @ #16 Villanova – 12pm – FS1
DePaul @ St. John’s – 12pm
Cincinnati @ UCF – 12pm – ESPN2
#4 Baylor @ #3 Kansas – 1pm – CBS
#13 Louisville @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ESPN
Charleston @ William & Mary – 2pm
Oklahoma State @ TCU – 2pm – ESPN2
Creighton @ Xavier – 2pm – FOX
NC State @ Virginia Tech – 2pm – ACCNX
Houston @ Tulsa – 4pm – ESPN2
Clemson @ UNC – 4:30pm – ACCNX
Arkansas @ Ole Miss – 6pm – SECN
Florida @ Missouri – 8:30pm – SECN

Sunday, January 12th
#8 Michigan State @ Purdue – 12pm – CBS
#23 Wichita St @ UConn – 12pm – CBSSN
#19 Michigan @ Minnesota – 1pm – BTN
Monmouth @ Quinnipiac – 2pm – ESPN3
#21 Memphis @ USF – 4pm – ESPN2
Utah @ #25 Colorado – 6pm – ESPNU
#24 Arizona @ Oregon State – 10pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 09, 2020, 04:23:46 pm
Friday, January 10th
Penn @ Princeton – 5pm – ESPNU
#15 Maryland @ #23 Iowa – 7pm – FS1
#11 Butler @ Providence – 9pm – FS1

Saturday, January 11th
#11 Ohio State @ Indiana – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ #14 Kentucky – 12pm – ESPN
Georgetown @ #16 Villanova – 12pm – FS1
DePaul @ St. John’s – 12pm
Cincinnati @ UCF – 12pm – ESPN2
#4 Baylor @ #3 Kansas – 1pm – CBS
#13 Louisville @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ESPN
Charleston @ William & Mary – 2pm
Oklahoma State @ TCU – 2pm – ESPN2
Creighton @ Xavier – 2pm – FOX
NC State @ Virginia Tech – 2pm – ACCNX
Houston @ Tulsa – 4pm – ESPN2
Clemson @ UNC – 4:30pm – ACCNX
Arkansas @ Ole Miss – 6pm – SECN
Florida @ Missouri – 8:30pm – SECN

Sunday, January 12th
#8 Michigan State @ Purdue – 12pm – CBS
#23 Wichita St @ UConn – 12pm – CBSSN
#19 Michigan @ Minnesota – 1pm – BTN
Monmouth @ Quinnipiac – 2pm – ESPN3  (margin of error +/- 3)
#21 Memphis @ USF – 4pm – ESPN2
Utah @ #25 Colorado – 6pm – ESPNU
#24 Arizona @ Oregon State – 10pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on January 10, 2020, 02:04:37 am
Week 10:

Friday, January 10th
Penn @ Princeton – 5pm – ESPNU
#15 Maryland @ #23 Iowa – 7pm – FS1
#11 Butler @ Providence – 9pm – FS1

Saturday, January 11th
#11 Ohio State @ Indiana – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ #14 Kentucky – 12pm – ESPN
Georgetown @ #16 Villanova – 12pm – FS1
DePaul @ St. John’s – 12pm
Cincinnati @ UCF – 12pm – ESPN2
#4 Baylor @ #3 Kansas – 1pm – CBS
#13 Louisville @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ESPN
Charleston @ William & Mary – 2pm
Oklahoma State @ TCU – 2pm – ESPN2
Creighton @ Xavier – 2pm – FOX
NC State @ Virginia Tech – 2pm – ACCNX
Houston @ Tulsa – 4pm – ESPN2
Clemson @ UNC – 4:30pm – ACCNX
Arkansas @ Ole Miss – 6pm – SECN
Florida @ Missouri – 8:30pm – SECN

Sunday, January 12th
#8 Michigan State @ Purdue – 12pm – CBS
#23 Wichita St @ UConn – 12pm – CBSSN
#19 Michigan @ Minnesota – 1pm – BTN
Monmouth @ Quinnipiac – 2pm – ESPN3
#21 Memphis @ USF – 4pm – ESPN2
Utah @ #25 Colorado – 6pm – ESPNU
#24 Arizona @ Oregon State – 10pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on January 10, 2020, 06:31:05 am
Week 10:

Friday, January 10th
Penn @ Princeton – 5pm – ESPNU
#15 Maryland @ #23 Iowa – 7pm – FS1
#11 Butler @ Providence – 9pm – FS1

Saturday, January 11th
#11 Ohio State @ Indiana – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ #14 Kentucky – 12pm – ESPN
Georgetown @ #16 Villanova – 12pm – FS1
DePaul @ St. John’s – 12pm
Cincinnati @ UCF – 12pm – ESPN2
#4 Baylor @ #3 Kansas – 1pm – CBS
#13 Louisville @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ESPN
Charleston @ William & Mary – 2pm
Oklahoma State @ TCU – 2pm – ESPN2
Creighton @ Xavier – 2pm – FOX
NC State @ Virginia Tech – 2pm – ACCNX
Houston @ Tulsa – 4pm – ESPN2
Clemson @ UNC – 4:30pm – ACCNX
Arkansas @ Ole Miss – 6pm – SECN
Florida @ Missouri – 8:30pm – SECN

Sunday, January 12th
#8 Michigan State @ Purdue – 12pm – CBS
#23 Wichita St @ UConn – 12pm – CBSSN
#19 Michigan @ Minnesota – 1pm – BTN
Monmouth @ Quinnipiac – 2pm – ESPN3
#21 Memphis @ USF – 4pm – ESPN2
Utah @ #25 Colorado – 6pm – ESPNU
#24 Arizona @ Oregon State – 10pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 10, 2020, 11:10:01 am
Friday, January 10th
Penn @ Princeton – 5pm – ESPNU
#15 Maryland @ #23 Iowa – 7pm – FS1
#11 Butler @ Providence – 9pm – FS1

Saturday, January 11th
#11 Ohio State @ Indiana – 12pm – FOX
Alabama @ #14 Kentucky – 12pm – ESPN
Georgetown @ #16 Villanova – 12pm – FS1
DePaul @ St. John’s – 12pm
Cincinnati @ UCF – 12pm – ESPN2
#4 Baylor @ #3 Kansas – 1pm – CBS
#13 Louisville @ Notre Dame – 2pm – ESPN
Charleston @ William & Mary – 2pm
Oklahoma State @ TCU – 2pm – ESPN2
Creighton @ Xavier – 2pm – FOX
NC State @ Virginia Tech – 2pm – ACCNX
Houston @ Tulsa – 4pm – ESPN2
Clemson @ UNC – 4:30pm – ACCNX
Arkansas @ Ole Miss – 6pm – SECN
Florida @ Missouri – 8:30pm – SECN

Sunday, January 12th
#8 Michigan State @ Purdue – 12pm – CBS
#23 Wichita St @ UConn – 12pm – CBSSN
#19 Michigan @ Minnesota – 1pm – BTN
Monmouth @ Quinnipiac – 2pm – ESPN3
#21 Memphis @ USF – 4pm – ESPN2
Utah @ #25 Colorado – 6pm – ESPNU
#24 Arizona @ Oregon State – 10pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 10, 2020, 08:49:27 pm
Note to self: don't pick against good Big Ten teams at home.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 11, 2020, 10:52:16 am
I hate to second guess myself (because I usually end up regretting it), but I'm changing my pick in Ohio State-Indiana to Indiana.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 11, 2020, 03:26:32 pm
I hate to second guess myself (because I usually end up regretting it), but I'm changing my pick in Ohio State-Indiana to Indiana.

Nice change of heart! So the home court thing works for bad Big Ten teams too!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 11, 2020, 04:27:39 pm
I hate to second guess myself (because I usually end up regretting it), but I'm changing my pick in Ohio State-Indiana to Indiana.

Nice change of heart! So the home court thing works for bad Big Ten teams too!

OTOH, Penn State lost by 9 at home to Wisconsin.  Glad that wasn't on the list!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Biden +3 in Texas on January 11, 2020, 04:53:46 pm
Ugh I hate Baylor


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: heatcharger on January 11, 2020, 06:03:29 pm
This year’s Virginia is more offensively challenged than any Bennett team of recent memory. Just absolutely no threats to score.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 11, 2020, 06:27:56 pm
Clemson-North Carolina in OT.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 11, 2020, 06:40:05 pm

And NC loses.  Hello, NIT.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on January 11, 2020, 06:40:10 pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 12, 2020, 12:35:06 pm
It's looking like I should have changed the Michigan State pick too.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 12, 2020, 02:25:40 pm
Wichita State, which has looked great this season, is now going to OT with UConn, which has looked awful this season.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on January 13, 2020, 12:23:34 am

Would UNC even agree to play the NIT?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on January 13, 2020, 12:42:28 am

Its impossible for teams to decline NIT invites IIRC (pre-2005 when it wasn't run by the NCAA, it was a different story).


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 13, 2020, 08:07:24 am
WEEK 10 RESULTS

My change of heart on Indiana paid off as I won the week by a single game.

17 GeorgiaModerate
16 Illiniwek, sjoyce
15 YE
13 JGibson
12 Sprouts
10 dfw

The average score was 14.1, down a bit from last week.  17 was the top score for the 3rd straight week, and 5 of the last 6.

Unanimous picks:

Kentucky-Alabama
Villanova-Georgetown
Louisville-Notre Dame
TCU-Okla. State
Mich. State-Purdue (wrong)
Wichita State-UConn
Memphis-USF
Arizona-Oregon State (wrong)

Games with a single dissenter:

Butler-Providence
Ohio State-Indiana (dissenter was right)
Xavier-Creighton (dissenter was right)
Houston-Tulsa (dissenter was right)
Arkansas-Ole Miss
Florida-Missouri (dissenter was right)

Overall standings:

159 Sprouts
158 sjoyce
152 dfw
151 GeorgiaModerate
146 Illiniwek
142 JGibson
127 YE
98 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise








Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 13, 2020, 10:45:11 am
Week 11:

Friday, January 17th
Wisconsin @ #8 Michigan State – 6pm – FS1
#15 Dayton @ Saint Louis – 6pm – ESPN2
Furman @ Wofford – 6pm – ESPNU
#19 Michigan @ Iowa – 8pm – FS1

Saturday, January 18th
#4 Baylor @ Oklahoma State – 11am
#11 Ohio State @ #20 Penn State – 11am
Seton Hall @ St. John’s – 11am – FOX
#10 Florida State @ Miami – 12pm – ACCN
#5 Auburn @ Florida – 12:30pm – CBS
TCU @ Oklahoma – 1pm – ESPN+
Marquette @ Georgetown – 1pm – FS1
#25 Colorado @ #24 Arizona – 1:30pm
Richmond @ George Mason – 1:30pm
#9 Oregon @ Washington – 2:45pm – CBS
#14 Kentucky @ Arkansas – 3pm – ESPN
Houston @ #23 Wichita State – 3pm
North Texas @ Louisiana Tech – 4pm – ESPN+
#13 Louisville @ #2 Duke – 5pm – ESPN
Northern Iowa @ Bradley – 5pm
Tennessee @ Vanderbilt – 5pm – SECN
East Tennessee State @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN+
BYU @ #1 Gonzaga – 9pm – ESPN2
Utah State @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 19th
Minnesota @ Rutgers – 12pm – BTN
Boston College @ Wake Forest – 5pm – ACCN


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on January 13, 2020, 04:51:34 pm

Week 11:

Friday, January 17th
Wisconsin @ #8 Michigan State – 6pm – FS1
#15 Dayton @ Saint Louis – 6pm – ESPN2
Furman @ Wofford – 6pm – ESPNU
#19 Michigan @ Iowa – 8pm – FS1

Saturday, January 18th
#4 Baylor @ Oklahoma State – 11am
#11 Ohio State @ #20 Penn State – 11am
Seton Hall @ St. John’s – 11am – FOX
#10 Florida State @ Miami – 12pm – ACCN
#5 Auburn @ Florida – 12:30pm – CBS
TCU @ Oklahoma – 1pm – ESPN+
Marquette @ Georgetown – 1pm – FS1
#25 Colorado @ #24 Arizona – 1:30pm
Richmond @ George Mason – 1:30pm
#9 Oregon @ Washington – 2:45pm – CBS
#14 Kentucky @ Arkansas – 3pm – ESPN
Houston @ #23 Wichita State – 3pm
North Texas @ Louisiana Tech – 4pm – ESPN+
#13 Louisville @ #2 Duke – 5pm – ESPN
Northern Iowa @ Bradley – 5pm
Tennessee @ Vanderbilt – 5pm – SECN
East Tennessee State @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN+
BYU @ #1 Gonzaga – 9pm – ESPN2
Utah State @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 19th
Minnesota @ Rutgers – 12pm – BTN
Boston College @ Wake Forest – 5pm – ACCN


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 14, 2020, 09:16:37 pm
Duke loses at Clemson, while Louisville is in OT at Pitt.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on January 14, 2020, 09:25:29 pm
Duke loses at Clemson, while Louisville is in OT at Pitt.

Clemson beats UNC and Duke back to back and they aren't anywhere near a tourney team.  Though in the ACC this year, who knows?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: MR. KAYNE WEST on January 15, 2020, 02:32:16 am
Zags and Mich st are always my team, despite them checking just like the Dodgers


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 15, 2020, 11:24:57 am
DePaul really has no choice but to wring off three consecutive home wins against Butler, Creighton and St. Johns. Two will keep them in it, but it would be hard to see more than 7 conference wins. Three absolutely heartbreaks already.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 15, 2020, 08:38:53 pm
#5 Butler loses at home to Seton Hall.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on January 16, 2020, 12:40:13 am
It's time to accept that, one year after making history as the first SEC team in more than half a century to go winless in conference, we're going to do just that again.

The SEC losing streak stands at 23 and counting, back to the 2018 SEC Tournament.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 16, 2020, 12:44:35 am
It's time to accept that, one year after making history as the first SEC team in more than half a century to go winless in conference, we're going to do just that again.

The SEC losing streak stands at 23 and counting, back to the 2018 SEC Tournament.

LOL! You are actually favoured in the final game of the season by 0.1 vs. South Carolina! Apparently 3% chance of one win or less. 0-18 would be an incredible accomplishment given the (terrible) quality of the SEC this year. You have four home opportunities against terrible teams to avoid it.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on January 16, 2020, 01:48:38 am
It's time to accept that, one year after making history as the first SEC team in more than half a century to go winless in conference, we're going to do just that again.

The SEC losing streak stands at 23 and counting, back to the 2018 SEC Tournament.

LOL! You are actually favoured in the final game of the season by 0.1 vs. South Carolina! Apparently 3% chance of one win or less. 0-18 would be an incredible accomplishment given the (terrible) quality of the SEC this year. You have four home opportunities against terrible teams to avoid it.

Does that take into account Nesmith being shutdown?  Between that and SC beating UK I can't imagine Vandy being a favorite in any system.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on January 16, 2020, 02:50:15 am
Week 11:

Friday, January 17th
Wisconsin @ #8 Michigan State – 6pm – FS1
#15 Dayton @ Saint Louis – 6pm – ESPN2
Furman @ Wofford – 6pm – ESPNU
#19 Michigan @ Iowa – 8pm – FS1

Saturday, January 18th
#4 Baylor @ Oklahoma State – 11am
#11 Ohio State @ #20 Penn State – 11am
Seton Hall @ St. John’s – 11am – FOX
#10 Florida State @ Miami – 12pm – ACCN
#5 Auburn @ Florida – 12:30pm – CBS
TCU @ Oklahoma – 1pm – ESPN+
Marquette @ Georgetown – 1pm – FS1
#25 Colorado @ #24 Arizona – 1:30pm
Richmond @ George Mason – 1:30pm
#9 Oregon @ Washington – 2:45pm – CBS
#14 Kentucky @ Arkansas – 3pm – ESPN
Houston @ #23 Wichita State – 3pm
North Texas @ Louisiana Tech – 4pm – ESPN+
#13 Louisville @ #2 Duke – 5pm – ESPN
Northern Iowa @ Bradley – 5pm
Tennessee @ Vanderbilt – 5pm – SECN
East Tennessee State @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN+
BYU @ #1 Gonzaga – 9pm – ESPN2
Utah State @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 19th
Minnesota @ Rutgers – 12pm – BTN
Boston College @ Wake Forest – 5pm – ACCN


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 16, 2020, 11:19:42 am
Friday, January 17th
Wisconsin @ #8 Michigan State – 6pm – FS1
#15 Dayton @ Saint Louis – 6pm – ESPN2
Furman @ Wofford – 6pm – ESPNU
#19 Michigan @ Iowa – 8pm – FS1

Saturday, January 18th
#4 Baylor @ Oklahoma State – 11am
#11 Ohio State @ #20 Penn State – 11am
Seton Hall @ St. John’s – 11am – FOX
#10 Florida State @ Miami – 12pm – ACCN
#5 Auburn @ Florida – 12:30pm – CBS
TCU @ Oklahoma – 1pm – ESPN+
Marquette @ Georgetown – 1pm – FS1
#25 Colorado @ #24 Arizona – 1:30pm
Richmond @ George Mason – 1:30pm
#9 Oregon @ Washington – 2:45pm – CBS
#14 Kentucky @ Arkansas – 3pm – ESPN
Houston @ #23 Wichita State – 3pm
North Texas @ Louisiana Tech – 4pm – ESPN+
#13 Louisville @ #2 Duke – 5pm – ESPN
Northern Iowa @ Bradley – 5pm
Tennessee @ Vanderbilt – 5pm – SECN
East Tennessee State @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN+
BYU @ #1 Gonzaga – 9pm – ESPN2
Utah State @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 19th
Minnesota @ Rutgers – 12pm – BTN
Boston College @ Wake Forest – 5pm – ACCN


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on January 16, 2020, 12:12:07 pm
I saw somewhere that Big Ten home teams are still 37-6 at home, and one third of those losses are from Northwestern, haha.  So, the other 13 teams are 36-4 in B1G play, with these being the only road victories:

Illinois winning at Wisconsin
Rutgers winning at Nebraska
Wisconsin winning at #5 Ohio State
Wisconsin winning at #20 Penn State

Ironically, those three teams (UI, RU and UW) are tied for second place, one game out of first right now. :)  Though Big Ten fans are obviously the best in the nation in my mind (I believe we've led the nation in attendance for like 40 straight years?), this stat is likely - and unfortunately - indicative of how absolutely atrocious the refereeing has been in favor of home teams.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 16, 2020, 03:30:35 pm
Friday, January 17th
Wisconsin @ #8 Michigan State – 6pm – FS1
#15 Dayton @ Saint Louis – 6pm – ESPN2
Furman @ Wofford – 6pm – ESPNU
#19 Michigan @ Iowa – 8pm – FS1

Saturday, January 18th

#4 Baylor @ Oklahoma State – 11am
#11 Ohio State @ #20 Penn State – 11am
Seton Hall @ St. John’s – 11am – FOX
#10 Florida State @ Miami – 12pm – ACCN
#5 Auburn @ Florida – 12:30pm – CBS
TCU @ Oklahoma – 1pm – ESPN+
Marquette @ Georgetown – 1pm – FS1

#25 Colorado @ #24 Arizona – 1:30pm
Richmond @ George Mason – 1:30pm
#9 Oregon @ Washington – 2:45pm – CBS
#14 Kentucky @ Arkansas – 3pm – ESPN
Houston @ #23 Wichita State – 3pm
North Texas @ Louisiana Tech – 4pm – ESPN+
#13 Louisville @ #2 Duke – 5pm – ESPN
Northern Iowa @ Bradley – 5pm
Tennessee @ Vanderbilt – 5pm – SECN
East Tennessee State @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN+
BYU @ #1 Gonzaga – 9pm – ESPN2
Utah State @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 19th
Minnesota @ Rutgers – 12pm – BTN
Boston College @ Wake Forest – 5pm – ACCN


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on January 16, 2020, 04:59:22 pm
It's time to accept that, one year after making history as the first SEC team in more than half a century to go winless in conference, we're going to do just that again.

The SEC losing streak stands at 23 and counting, back to the 2018 SEC Tournament.

LOL! You are actually favoured in the final game of the season by 0.1 vs. South Carolina! Apparently 3% chance of one win or less. 0-18 would be an incredible accomplishment given the (terrible) quality of the SEC this year. You have four home opportunities against terrible teams to avoid it.

Does that take into account Nesmith being shutdown?  Between that and SC beating UK I can't imagine Vandy being a favorite in any system.

I agree.  After the close loss at Auburn, I expected to win 4-5 SEC games, but Nesmith's injury drastically changes things.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 16, 2020, 07:00:08 pm
Friday, January 17th
Wisconsin @ #8 Michigan State – 6pm – FS1
#15 Dayton @ Saint Louis – 6pm – ESPN2
Furman @ Wofford – 6pm – ESPNU
#19 Michigan @ Iowa – 8pm – FS1

Saturday, January 18th
#4 Baylor @ Oklahoma State – 11am
#11 Ohio State @ #20 Penn State – 11am
Seton Hall @ St. John’s – 11am – FOX
#10 Florida State @ Miami – 12pm – ACCN
#5 Auburn @ Florida – 12:30pm – CBS
TCU @ Oklahoma – 1pm – ESPN+
Marquette @ Georgetown – 1pm – FS1
#25 Colorado @ #24 Arizona – 1:30pm
Richmond @ George Mason – 1:30pm
#9 Oregon @ Washington – 2:45pm – CBS
#14 Kentucky @ Arkansas – 3pm – ESPN
Houston @ #23 Wichita State – 3pm
North Texas @ Louisiana Tech – 4pm – ESPN+
#13 Louisville @ #2 Duke – 5pm – ESPN
Northern Iowa @ Bradley – 5pm
Tennessee @ Vanderbilt – 5pm – SECN
East Tennessee State @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN+
BYU @ #1 Gonzaga – 9pm – ESPN2
Utah State @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 19th
Minnesota @ Rutgers – 12pm – BTN
Boston College @ Wake Forest – 5pm – ACCN


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 16, 2020, 09:13:43 pm
The rough play in the sport is just getting out of hand.  I watched the Cincinnati-Memphis game on ESPN and it's surprising there weren't body parts left on the court.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 18, 2020, 09:04:47 am
Terrific comeback by Dayton on the road.  They were down 13 in the 2nd half, came back to force OT, fell behind again, and hit a 3-pointer with 0.1 left in OT to win by 2.  Obi Toppin is a heck of a player.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on January 18, 2020, 08:45:46 pm
As if this season couldn't get any worse, against our biggest rivals tonight, we lost our 1,080 game streak of making a 3-pointer, dating back to the introduction of the 3 point line.  We went 0-25 from the line and have now lost 24 straight SEC games, including the SEC Tournament.

Now, UNLV and Princeton are the last two schools that have made at least one 3 in every game since the introduction of the 3 point line.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on January 19, 2020, 01:35:15 am
Both Oklahoma and UNLV get epic home wins. With the Lakers also winning, a personal 3-0 on the day.

5 top 25 teams go down today to unranked teams or something like that.

Also Boise State rallies from 18 down with 3 mins left to beat Utah State.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 19, 2020, 09:29:09 am
Both Oklahoma and UNLV get epic home wins. With the Lakers also winning, a personal 3-0 on the day.

5 top 25 teams go down today to unranked teams or something like that.

Also Boise State rallies from 18 down with 3 mins left to beat Utah State.

This turn of events cost me sole first place in this week's pick'em.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 19, 2020, 08:07:54 pm
WEEK 11 RESULTS

We only had five players this week, and the result was a tie between Illiniwek and me.  Also, it's officially over between me and Utah State.

18 GeorgiaModerate, Illiniwek
17 Sprouts
16 sjoyce
12 JGibson

The average score was 16.2, which is the second highest to date.

There were 12(!) unanimous picks (I think that's a record):

Michigan State-Wisconsin
Baylor-Okla. State
Seton Hall-St. John's
Florida State-Miami (FL)
Oklahoma-TCU
Georgetown-Marquette (wrong)
Wichita State-Houston (wrong)
La. Tech-North Texas (wrong)
Duke-Louisville (wrong)
Gonzaga-BYU
Rutgers-Minnesota
Wake Forest-Boston College

Games with one dissenter:

Dayton-St. Louis
Furman-Wofford (the only one where the dissenter was right)
Iowa-Michigan
Richmond-George Mason
Oregon-Washington
East Tenn. State-W. Carolina

Overall results:

176   Sprouts
174   sjoyce
169   GeorgiaModerate
164   Illiniwek
154   JGibson
152   dfw
127   YE
98   RINO Tom
36   Sunrise




Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 20, 2020, 01:18:16 pm
Trying to do a fun one this week, getting as much conference variation as I could — enjoy!

Week 12:

Friday, January 24th
Kent State @ Buffalo – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Northern Kentucky @ Wright State – 8pm  – ESPNU

Saturday, January 25th
Miami @ UNC – 11am
#9 Villanova @ Providence – 12pm – CBS
LSU @ Texas – 1pm – ESPN
Temple @ Penn – 1pm – ESPN+
Mississippi State @ Oklahoma – 1pm
St. John’s @ DePaul  – 1pm – FS1
Bradley @ Indiana State – 1pm – ESPN+
Rhode Island @ St. Bonaventure – 2pm
Louisiana Tech @ UAB – 2pm – ESPN+
SMU @ #20 Memphis – 3pm – CBSSN
Towson @ William & Mary – 3pm
NC State @ Georgia Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
Belmont @ Austin Peay – 3:30pm – ESPN+
BYU @ San Francisco – 4pm
Georgia State @ Georgia Southern – 4pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Eastern Washington – 4:05pm
#15 Kentucky @ #18 Texas Tech – 5pm – ESPN
Wofford @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN3
#1 Baylor @ Florida – 7pm – ESPN
#22 Arizona @ Arizona State – 8:30pm – Pac-12
Colorado State @ Utah State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 26th
#17 Maryland @ Indiana – 12pm – CBS
#11 Michigan State @ Minnesota – 2pm – FOX


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on January 20, 2020, 01:34:23 pm

Trying to do a fun one this week, getting as much conference variation as I could — enjoy!

Week 12:

Friday, January 24th
Kent State @ Buffalo – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Northern Kentucky @ Wright State – 8pm  – ESPNU

Saturday, January 25th
Miami @ UNC – 11am
#9 Villanova @ Providence – 12pm – CBS
LSU @ Texas – 1pm – ESPN
Temple @ Penn – 1pm – ESPN+
Mississippi State @ Oklahoma – 1pm
St. John’s @ DePaul  – 1pm – FS1
Bradley @ Indiana State – 1pm – ESPN+
Rhode Island @ St. Bonaventure – 2pm
Louisiana Tech @ UAB – 2pm – ESPN+
SMU @ #20 Memphis – 3pm – CBSSN
Towson @ William & Mary – 3pm
NC State @ Georgia Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
Belmont @ Austin Peay – 3:30pm – ESPN+
BYU @ San Francisco – 4pm
Georgia State @ Georgia Southern – 4pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Eastern Washington – 4:05pm
#15 Kentucky @ #18 Texas Tech – 5pm – ESPN
Wofford @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN3
#1 Baylor @ Florida – 7pm – ESPN
#22 Arizona @ Arizona State – 8:30pm – Pac-12
Colorado State @ Utah State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 26th
#17 Maryland @ Indiana – 12pm – CBS
#11 Michigan State @ Minnesota – 2pm – FOX


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on January 21, 2020, 01:19:05 am
Oklahoma misses a wide open 3 that would have taken down #1 Baylor with a few seconds left :(.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 21, 2020, 01:20:04 pm
Oklahoma misses a wide open 3 that would have taken down #1 Baylor with a few seconds left :(.

Oklahoma's Q1 record is going to look dreadful by season end at this rate. Huge missed opportunity. I'm not sure a respectable Q2 record will make up for 10-12 Q1 losses, but Mississippi State is going to be a must-win.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on January 21, 2020, 09:44:58 pm
Come at us, Big Ten.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on January 23, 2020, 01:08:59 am
Wut Memphis?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on January 23, 2020, 05:46:55 am
Week 12:

Friday, January 24th
Kent State @ Buffalo – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Northern Kentucky @ Wright State – 8pm  – ESPNU

Saturday, January 25th
Miami @ UNC – 11am
#9 Villanova @ Providence – 12pm – CBS
LSU @ Texas – 1pm – ESPN
Temple @ Penn – 1pm – ESPN+
Mississippi State @ Oklahoma – 1pm
St. John’s @ DePaul  – 1pm – FS1
Bradley @ Indiana State – 1pm – ESPN+
Rhode Island @ St. Bonaventure – 2pm
Louisiana Tech @ UAB – 2pm – ESPN+
SMU @ #20 Memphis – 3pm – CBSSN
Towson @ William & Mary – 3pm
NC State @ Georgia Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
Belmont @ Austin Peay – 3:30pm – ESPN+
BYU @ San Francisco – 4pm
Georgia State @ Georgia Southern – 4pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Eastern Washington – 4:05pm
#15 Kentucky @ #18 Texas Tech – 5pm – ESPN
Wofford @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN3
#1 Baylor @ Florida – 7pm – ESPN
#22 Arizona @ Arizona State – 8:30pm – Pac-12
Colorado State @ Utah State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 26th
#17 Maryland @ Indiana – 12pm – CBS
#11 Michigan State @ Minnesota – 2pm – FOX


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 23, 2020, 08:11:53 am

Biggest loss ever by a ranked team to an unranked team.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 23, 2020, 09:05:06 am
Week 12:

Friday, January 24th
Kent State @ Buffalo – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Northern Kentucky @ Wright State – 8pm  – ESPNU

Saturday, January 25th
Miami @ UNC – 11am
#9 Villanova @ Providence – 12pm – CBS
LSU @ Texas – 1pm – ESPN
Temple @ Penn – 1pm – ESPN+
Mississippi State @ Oklahoma – 1pm
St. John’s @ DePaul  – 1pm – FS1
Bradley @ Indiana State – 1pm – ESPN+
Rhode Island @ St. Bonaventure – 2pm
Louisiana Tech @ UAB – 2pm – ESPN+
SMU @ #20 Memphis – 3pm – CBSSN
Towson @ William & Mary – 3pm
NC State @ Georgia Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
Belmont @ Austin Peay – 3:30pm – ESPN+
BYU @ San Francisco – 4pm
Georgia State @ Georgia Southern – 4pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Eastern Washington – 4:05pm
#15 Kentucky @ #18 Texas Tech – 5pm – ESPN
Wofford @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN3
#1 Baylor @ Florida – 7pm – ESPN
#22 Arizona @ Arizona State – 8:30pm – Pac-12
Colorado State @ Utah State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 26th
#17 Maryland @ Indiana – 12pm – CBS
#11 Michigan State @ Minnesota – 2pm – FOX


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 23, 2020, 10:50:09 am
Friday, January 24th
Kent State @ Buffalo – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Northern Kentucky @ Wright State – 8pm  – ESPNU :(

Saturday, January 25th
Miami @ UNC – 11am
#9 Villanova @ Providence – 12pm – CBS
LSU @ Texas – 1pm – ESPN
Temple @ Penn – 1pm – ESPN+ - There is no predicting either one of these teams, especially the Owls
Mississippi State @ Oklahoma – 1pm - meh, Go State
St. John’s @ DePaul  – 1pm – FS1
Bradley @ Indiana State – 1pm – ESPN+ :(
Rhode Island @ St. Bonaventure – 2pm
Louisiana Tech @ UAB – 2pm – ESPN+
SMU @ #20 Memphis – 3pm – CBSSN
Towson @ William & Mary – 3pm
NC State @ Georgia Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
Belmont @ Austin Peay – 3:30pm – ESPN+
BYU @ San Francisco – 4pm
Georgia State @ Georgia Southern – 4pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Eastern Washington – 4:05pm
#15 Kentucky @ #18 Texas Tech – 5pm – ESPN
Wofford @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN3
#1 Baylor @ Florida – 7pm – ESPN
#22 Arizona @ Arizona State – 8:30pm – Pac-12
Colorado State @ Utah State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 26th
#17 Maryland @ Indiana – 12pm – CBS
#11 Michigan State @ Minnesota – 2pm – FOX


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 23, 2020, 11:01:15 am
Friday, January 24th
Kent State @ Buffalo – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Northern Kentucky @ Wright State – 8pm  – ESPNU

Saturday, January 25th
Miami @ UNC – 11am - Thinking this is the time when UNC rights the ship
#9 Villanova @ Providence – 12pm – CBS
LSU @ Texas – 1pm – ESPN
Temple @ Penn – 1pm – ESPN+
Mississippi State @ Oklahoma – 1pm
St. John’s @ DePaul  – 1pm – FS1
Bradley @ Indiana State – 1pm – ESPN+ - Coin flip
Rhode Island @ St. Bonaventure – 2pm
Louisiana Tech @ UAB – 2pm – ESPN+
SMU @ #20 Memphis – 3pm – CBSSN - Memphis will bounce back from last night's debacle, right?
Towson @ William & Mary – 3pm
NC State @ Georgia Tech – 3pm – ACCNX - Tech is an enigma
Belmont @ Austin Peay – 3:30pm – ESPN+
BYU @ San Francisco – 4pm
Georgia State @ Georgia Southern – 4pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Eastern Washington – 4:05pm
#15 Kentucky @ #18 Texas Tech – 5pm – ESPN
Wofford @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN3
#1 Baylor @ Florida – 7pm – ESPN
#22 Arizona @ Arizona State – 8:30pm – Pac-12
Colorado State @ Utah State – 9pm – ESPNU - I'll give them one more chance.

Sunday, January 26th
#17 Maryland @ Indiana – 12pm – CBS
#11 Michigan State @ Minnesota – 2pm – FOX

Bonus upset pick: Tennessee over Kansas


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: MR. KAYNE WEST on January 23, 2020, 05:28:19 pm
Go Zags


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 23, 2020, 08:52:53 pm
Liberty loses their second game of the season, 71-70 to North Florida.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on January 23, 2020, 09:06:38 pm
Friday, January 24th
Kent State @ Buffalo – 5:30pm – CBSSN
Northern Kentucky @ Wright State – 8pm  – ESPNU :(

Saturday, January 25th
Miami @ UNC – 11am
#9 Villanova @ Providence – 12pm – CBS
LSU @ Texas – 1pm – ESPN
Temple @ Penn – 1pm – ESPN+ - There is no predicting either one of these teams, especially the Owls
Mississippi State @ Oklahoma – 1pm - meh, Go State
St. John’s @ DePaul  – 1pm – FS1
Bradley @ Indiana State – 1pm – ESPN+ :(
Rhode Island @ St. Bonaventure – 2pm
Louisiana Tech @ UAB – 2pm – ESPN+
SMU @ #20 Memphis – 3pm – CBSSN
Towson @ William & Mary – 3pm
NC State @ Georgia Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
Belmont @ Austin Peay – 3:30pm – ESPN+
BYU @ San Francisco – 4pm
Georgia State @ Georgia Southern – 4pm – ESPN+
Southern Utah @ Eastern Washington – 4:05pm
#15 Kentucky @ #18 Texas Tech – 5pm – ESPN
Wofford @ Western Carolina – 6pm – ESPN3
#1 Baylor @ Florida – 7pm – ESPN
#22 Arizona @ Arizona State – 8:30pm – Pac-12
Colorado State @ Utah State – 9pm – ESPNU

Sunday, January 26th
#17 Maryland @ Indiana – 12pm – CBS
#11 Michigan State @ Minnesota – 2pm – FOX

You forgot to pick Bradley


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on January 23, 2020, 09:17:16 pm
So, how many bids will the Big 10 get?  I've seen brackets that have them with 12 right now.  I think by law a conference with "10" in the conference name should only be able to get 10 bids max.  Ohio St. is fading badly but it's hard to tell the rest apart.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on January 24, 2020, 04:30:05 pm
Your B1G First Place ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI has a damn good ring to it.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 24, 2020, 05:04:55 pm
So, how many bids will the Big 10 get?  I've seen brackets that have them with 12 right now.  I think by law a conference with "10" in the conference name should only be able to get 10 bids max.  Ohio St. is fading badly but it's hard to tell the rest apart.

Ohio State is miraculously not even going to miss the tournament even at 7-13, or so it appears based on NET forecasting. They are still a 6/7 seed in spite of all this and the awful Q1 record because the efficiency numbers have held up their NET. Sorry for letting you guys down earlier this year :(

Michigan is the likelier candidate to be held out (in spite of the superior Gonzaga win!) and has dropped to 9/10 seed territory due to their similar skid. Also have to assume Purdue is out - that scary schedule is more of a curse than a blessing in the race to stay more than a game over .500.

I think 9.5 or slightly fewer feels like the safe projection. Minnesota could be in a heap of trouble with a loss this weekend. As could tOSU if it gets really bad. Disappointed that Indiana appears to be on track now in spite of the minefield in front of them.

Guess the SEC and ACC benefit from this when the A-10 bubble takes bad losses.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 25, 2020, 03:47:33 pm
I tuned into the LSU-Texas game with LSU leading 50-34.  They now trail 56-58.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 25, 2020, 06:06:16 pm
Memphis led SMU 70-59 with about 5 minutes left, and never scored again.  They lost 74-70.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 25, 2020, 08:11:37 pm
Kentucky-Texas Tech going to OT.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 26, 2020, 10:15:53 am
With two games left in this week's pick'em, the five of us playing managed to pick all four possible combinations (Indiana + Michigan State was the one picked twice).

Sprouts is guaranteed at least a tie for first, but if the Ind/MichSt combo hits I'll catch up to him.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on January 26, 2020, 11:46:54 am
Memphis led SMU 70-59 with about 5 minutes left, and never scored again.  They lost 74-70.

Game like that hurts way more than losing one by 40


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 26, 2020, 11:51:08 am
Memphis led SMU 70-59 with about 5 minutes left, and never scored again.  They lost 74-70.

Game like that hurts way more than losing one by 40

At home, too.  I watched a lot of it, and they were playing well until that point and then just disintegrated.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 26, 2020, 05:40:44 pm
WEEK 12 RESULTS

Sprouts took the week and extended his overall lead:

15 Sprouts
13 GeorgiaModerate, JGibson
12 sjoyce
10 Illinwek

The average score was 12.6, which is pretty bad.

Unanimous picks:

Wright State-Northern Kentucky
Oklahoma-Miss. State
Belmont-Austin Peay (wrong)
Texas Tech-Kentucky (wrong)
Baylor-Florida
Arizona-Arizona State (wrong)
Utah State-Colo. State

Games with a single dissenter:

Buffalo-Kent State (dissenter was right)
North Carolina-Miami
Temple-Penn (dissenter was right)
La. Tech-UAB
Memphis-SMU (dissenter was right)
Towson-William & Mary (dissenter was right)
N.C. State-Georgia Tech (dissenter was right)
BYU-San Francisco (dissenter was right)
E. Washington-Southern Utah
W. Carolina-Wofford

Overall standings:

191 Sprouts
186 sjoyce
182 GeorgiaModerate
174 Illiniwek
167 JGibson
152 dfw
127 YE
98 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 28, 2020, 11:30:32 am
Week 13:

Friday, January 31st
Harvard @ Penn – 4pm – ESPNU
Akron @ Kent State – 5:30pm – CBSSN
VCU @ Rhode Island – 6pm – ESPN2

Saturday, February 1st
Creighton @ #8 Villanova – 11am – FS1
WKU @ FIU – 11am
Indiana @ Ohio State – 11am – ESPN
#14 Michigan State @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FOX
#6 Louisville @ NC State – 1pm – ESPN
DePaul @ Marquette – 1pm
#2 Gonzaga @ San Francisco – 3pm
#5 FSU @ VA Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
#25 Rutgers vs. Michigan – 3:30pm – BTN
#11 Oregon @ Stanford – 5pm – PAC12
#13 Kentucky @ #17 Auburn – 5pm – ESPN
#21 Houston @ Cincinnati – 5pm – ESPN2
#23 Wichita State @ Tulsa – 5pm – ESPNU
Arkansas @ Alabama – 5pm – SECN
Stephen F. Austin @ Sam Houston State – 5:30pm – ESPN3
#9 Duke @ Syracuse – 7pm – ESPN
Clemson @ Wake – 7pm – ACCN
Nevada @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU
St. Mary’s @ BYU – 9pm – ESPN2
#20 Colorado @ Southern Cal – 9:30pm – FS1

Sunday, February 2nd
#19 Illinois @ #18 Iowa – 12pm – FS1
Georgetown @ St. John’s – 12pm – CBS


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on January 28, 2020, 11:49:58 am

Week 13:

Friday, January 31st
Harvard @ Penn – 4pm – ESPNU
Akron @ Kent State – 5:30pm – CBSSN
VCU @ Rhode Island – 6pm – ESPN2

Saturday, February 1st
Creighton @ #8 Villanova – 11am – FS1
WKU @ FIU – 11am
Indiana @ Ohio State – 11am – ESPN
#14 Michigan State @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FOX
#6 Louisville @ NC State – 1pm – ESPN
DePaul @ Marquette – 1pm
#2 Gonzaga @ San Francisco – 3pm
#5 FSU @ VA Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
#25 Rutgers vs. Michigan – 3:30pm – BTN
#11 Oregon @ Stanford – 5pm – PAC12
#13 Kentucky @ #17 Auburn – 5pm – ESPN
#21 Houston @ Cincinnati – 5pm – ESPN2
#23 Wichita State @ Tulsa – 5pm – ESPNU
Arkansas @ Alabama – 5pm – SECN
Stephen F. Austin @ Sam Houston State – 5:30pm – ESPN3
#9 Duke @ Syracuse – 7pm – ESPN
Clemson @ Wake – 7pm – ACCN
Nevada @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU
St. Mary’s @ BYU – 9pm – ESPN2
#20 Colorado @ Southern Cal – 9:30pm – FS1

Sunday, February 2nd
#19 Illinois @ #18 Iowa – 12pm – FS1 Brutal. This is the kind of game you lose even if you win every other game the rest of the year. I have to pick the home team, but I'm ready for my boys to prove me wrong!
Georgetown @ St. John’s – 12pm – CBS


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on January 28, 2020, 11:51:28 am
So sad I can’t make it back “home” to Iowa City to go to the Illinois/Iowa game with some friends, but I have an exam on Monday and wouldn’t want to be driving during the Super Bowl.  If it were Saturday, I’d think about it.  It’s hard to believe Illinois could be playing for EIGHT in a row in this year’s Big Ten, assuming they can take care of business vs. Minnesota at home.  Iowa is super tough when they’re hitting threes.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on January 28, 2020, 04:59:48 pm
So sad I can’t make it back “home” to Iowa City to go to the Illinois/Iowa game with some friends, but I have an exam on Monday and wouldn’t want to be driving during the Super Bowl.  If it were Saturday, I’d think about it.  It’s hard to believe Illinois could be playing for EIGHT in a row in this year’s Big Ten, assuming they can take care of business vs. Minnesota at home.  Iowa is super tough when they’re hitting threes.

I'm probably looking at going to C-U for Senior Night (lol our only seniors are Kipper (blah), Underwood (lol Coach's son), and Oladimeji (?)) against Iowa. In reality it should be Ayo and maybe Kofi's final home game. I really think there is no tougher team left on our schedule than Iowa.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 28, 2020, 09:12:38 pm
Virginia just finished the game on an 8-0 run to take down #5 Florida State, 61-56.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on January 29, 2020, 03:12:56 pm
Week 13:

Friday, January 31st
Harvard @ Penn – 4pm – ESPNU
Akron @ Kent State – 5:30pm – CBSSN
VCU @ Rhode Island – 6pm – ESPN2

Saturday, February 1st
Creighton @ #8 Villanova – 11am – FS1
WKU @ FIU – 11am
Indiana @ Ohio State – 11am – ESPN
#14 Michigan State @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FOX
#6 Louisville @ NC State – 1pm – ESPN
DePaul @ Marquette – 1pm
#2 Gonzaga @ San Francisco – 3pm
#5 FSU @ VA Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
#25 Rutgers vs. Michigan – 3:30pm – BTN
#11 Oregon @ Stanford – 5pm – PAC12
#13 Kentucky @ #17 Auburn – 5pm – ESPN
#21 Houston @ Cincinnati – 5pm – ESPN2
#23 Wichita State @ Tulsa – 5pm – ESPNU
Arkansas @ Alabama – 5pm – SECN
Stephen F. Austin @ Sam Houston State – 5:30pm – ESPN3
#9 Duke @ Syracuse – 7pm – ESPN
Clemson @ Wake – 7pm – ACCN
Nevada @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU
St. Mary’s @ BYU – 9pm – ESPN2
#20 Colorado @ Southern Cal – 9:30pm – FS1

Sunday, February 2nd
#19 Illinois @ #18 Iowa – 12pm – FS1
Georgetown @ St. John’s – 12pm – CBS




Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 29, 2020, 07:16:54 pm
At the half, Vanderbilt leads Kentucky at Rupp, 35-28.  This is not a typo. :)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on January 29, 2020, 07:34:13 pm
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON??


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on January 29, 2020, 09:06:52 pm

nothing


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 30, 2020, 08:52:47 pm
Friday, January 31st
Harvard @ Penn – 4pm – ESPNU
Akron @ Kent State – 5:30pm – CBSSN
VCU @ Rhode Island – 6pm – ESPN2

Saturday, February 1st
Creighton @ #8 Villanova – 11am – FS1
WKU @ FIU – 11am
Indiana @ Ohio State – 11am – ESPN
#14 Michigan State @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FOX
#6 Louisville @ NC State – 1pm – ESPN
DePaul @ Marquette – 1pm
#2 Gonzaga @ San Francisco – 3pm
#5 FSU @ VA Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
#25 Rutgers vs. Michigan – 3:30pm – BTN
#11 Oregon @ Stanford – 5pm – PAC12
#13 Kentucky @ #17 Auburn – 5pm – ESPN
#21 Houston @ Cincinnati – 5pm – ESPN2
#23 Wichita State @ Tulsa – 5pm – ESPNU
Arkansas @ Alabama – 5pm – SECN
Stephen F. Austin @ Sam Houston State – 5:30pm – ESPN3
#9 Duke @ Syracuse – 7pm – ESPN
Clemson @ Wake – 7pm – ACCN
Nevada @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU
St. Mary’s @ BYU – 9pm – ESPN2
#20 Colorado @ Southern Cal – 9:30pm – FS1

Sunday, February 2nd
#19 Illinois @ #18 Iowa – 12pm – FS1
Georgetown @ St. John’s – 12pm – CBS


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on January 30, 2020, 09:21:55 pm
Week 13:
Friday, January 31st
Harvard @ Penn – 4pm – ESPNU - revenge for last year's coaching failure!
Akron @ Kent State – 5:30pm – CBSSN
VCU @ Rhode Island – 6pm – ESPN2

Saturday, February 1st
Creighton @ #8 Villanova – 11am – FS1
WKU @ FIU – 11am
Indiana @ Ohio State – 11am – ESPN
#14 Michigan State @ Wisconsin – 12pm – FOX
#6 Louisville @ NC State – 1pm – ESPN
DePaul @ Marquette – 1pm
#2 Gonzaga @ San Francisco – 3pm
#5 FSU @ VA Tech – 3pm – ACCNX
#25 Rutgers vs. Michigan – 3:30pm – BTN
#11 Oregon @ Stanford – 5pm – PAC12
#13 Kentucky] @ #17 Auburn – 5pm – ESPN
#21 Houston @ Cincinnati – 5pm – ESPN2
#23 Wichita State @ Tulsa – 5pm – ESPNU
Arkansas @ Alabama – 5pm – SECN
Stephen F. Austin @ Sam Houston State – 5:30pm – ESPN3
#9 Duke @ Syracuse – 7pm – ESPN
Clemson @ Wake – 7pm – ACCN
Nevada @ Boise State – 9pm – ESPNU
St. Mary’s @ BYU – 9pm – ESPN2
#20 Colorado @ Southern Cal – 9:30pm – FS1

Sunday, February 2nd
#19 Illinois @ #18 Iowa – 12pm – FS1
Georgetown @ St. John’s – 12pm – CBS


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on January 31, 2020, 12:58:10 am
Week 13:
Friday, January 31st
Harvard @ Penn
Akron @ Kent State
VCU @ Rhode Island

Saturday, February 1st
Creighton @ Villanova
WKU @ FIU
Indiana @ Ohio State
Michigan State @ Wisconsin
Louisville @ NC State
DePaul @ Marquette
Gonzaga @ San Francisco
FSU @ VA Tech
Rutgers vs. Michigan
Oregon @ Stanford
Kentucky @ Auburn
Houston @ Cincinnati
Wichita State @ Tulsa
Arkansas @ Alabama
Stephen F. Austin @ Sam Houston State
Duke @ Syracuse
Clemson @ Wake
Nevada @ Boise State
St. Mary’s @ BYU
Colorado @ Southern Cal

Sunday, February 2nd
Illinois @ Iowa
Georgetown @ St. John’s


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on January 31, 2020, 08:37:03 pm
Two games down and everyone has at least one loss already.  Looks like it's going to be one of those weeks.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on February 01, 2020, 01:38:03 am
Villanova
Western Kentucky
Ohio State
Michigan State
Louisville
Marquette
Gonzaga
Florida State
Rutgers
Oregon
Kentucky
Cincinnati
Tulsa
Alabama
SFA
Duke
Clemson
Boise State
BYU
USC

Illinois
St John's


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Mr. Illini on February 01, 2020, 11:28:18 am
Hey my Illini are doing pretty well eh :) Let's keep it up


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 01, 2020, 12:51:01 pm
At the half, Villanova trails by 12 at home to Creighton.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 01, 2020, 04:14:22 pm
What the heck is going on in the Big East?  Their three ranked teams (Villanova, Butler, and Seton Hall) all lost at home to unranked opponents.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 01, 2020, 04:24:31 pm
DePaul yet again finds a way to lose a Q1 (Q1A no less) game despite a lead at the U4. The strength of resume allowed me to keep them "First Four Out" until today but no longer :/

Xavier takes their place in the First Four Out but their resume is still hideous excluding a big 1A road win. But I move from most optimistic about DePaul being the sixth bid to Providence. Creighton @ Providence will be hugely consequential this week.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 01, 2020, 08:09:14 pm
A Houston player just got tossed for biting a Cincinnati player on the leg.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 02, 2020, 02:13:17 pm
With the new NET Rankings as of Super Bowl Sunday, this is about where the bubble stands. I think about five of these final eight are trending downward and will play their way out.

Last Four Byes:
#41 Florida
#40 Rhode Island - Excellent shape with a solid resume. Just need to avoid slip ups.
#48 Oklahoma - As of today because they always intentionally build up a strong non-conference resume. Not very likely they take two of four from WVU/TTU, and they could lose one of their final two against non-tournament teams to knock them out.
(Auto Bid: #43 Northern Iowa)
#58 Virginia - Blech. The losses no longer look bad, and FSU is a better win than nearly anyone has. If ASU keeps winning, they might have a third Q1 win. If they win in Blacksburg, I don't think they will be left out.

Last Four In:
#36 VCU - Very thin resume based on efficiency in close losses. Need to take 2/3 @Richmond, @SLU, vs. Dayton without any slip ups to feel good.
#47 Xavier - Resume is close to Virginia, but TCU is trending the wrong direction so they may lose their second Q1 win.
#44 Minnesota
#39 Mississippi State - Louisiana Tech and perhaps New Mexico State losses could move to Q2 if they win their conferences. But they really need to finish no worse than 8-2.

First Four Out:
1) #37 Purdue - Ranking as of today. Future looks bleak.
2) #42 Alabama - If they can also beat Mississippi State on the road on 2/25 (or if State's losses look worse), they will overtake State and make up for the early season losses.
3) #50 Memphis - UT is trending down fast and they could lose their only Q1 win through no fault of their own.
4) #61 Virginia Tech - MSU will keep them floating around but there are no resume building opportunities for three weeks. Hosting Virginia could turn into a play-in game if they don't lose to a bottom feeder.

Next Four:
5) #46 Cincinnati - ZERO and four against Q1. A single Q2-A win will likely not make up for a 5-3 record in Q3 games (a record buoyed by two OT wins!). They will need to win @Wichita or @Houston. Do not want to take an 0-6 Q1 record into the AAC Tournament.
6) #59 DePaul - They have the wins, but the winning percentage in quality games is dropping (.333). Need to close out games and finish 6-3.
7) #56 Richmond - The rest of the schedule is garbage except for a Q2 game with VCU. Two great wins yet it seems for naught. Need too many teams in front of them to suffer losses.
(Auto-Bid: #54 ETSU)
8) #57 Utah State - Computers actually put them in...I don't see it and going forward, I don't think a win @CSU can be a difference maker. Unimpressive Q2/3 losses.

Eight More Realistic Candidates:
9) #51 Georgetown - Mac McClung out today in a must win road game. They just can't win away from Verizon Center. We're just about done here.
10) #66 Syracuse - Interesting resume full of road wins and home losses against all ACC bubble teams. I don't think those road wins continue @FSU or @Louisville, so last night may have been the nail in the coffin.
11) #55 Arizona State - NET figure seems inflated due to winning against Quade-less UW, but I still think the Sun Devils will jump to First Four out sooner rather than later. Raw quadrant records look like a team that could sneak in.
12) #69 NC State - Unlike other ACC teams, they have reasonable and helpful opportunities in front of them, but they have dropped 20 ranks exceptionally fast.
13) #64 Providence - Survived their toughest remaining game, but like DePaul still need to go at least 6-3 to have a chance (and they close the season with each other!). Hosting Creighton and going to Xavier this week will tell us how realistic that is.
14) #70 Tennessee - Every remaining game is an opportunity to prove that they can compete without Turner, but they are on the edge.
15) #73 St. John's - Two strong Q1-A wins. Too many Q4 wins may hold them back. The NET needs to move up about 15 spots. Unfortunately, the schedule in front of them may be more menacing than Purdue's.
16) #60 Tulsa - Zero and two against Q1. Better Q2 wins than Cincinnati but also two bad losses and worse metrics. Like Cincinnati, has two Q1 opportunities @Houston and @Wichita.

Long Shots: #74 Utah; #68 Saint Louis; #71 UNCG; #75 South Carolina; #62 Texas; #65 Notre Dame; #78 Pitt; #72 SMU

Off the "Bubble": #79 Oregon State; #53 Washington; #67 TCU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 02, 2020, 02:46:50 pm
Nice job.  Are you going to post updates regularly?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 02, 2020, 03:25:11 pm
WEEK 13 RESULTS

A tight battle for first this week, with sjoyce winning by a hair.

17 sjoyce
16 GeorgiaModerate
15 Illiniwek, Sprouts
13 JGibson
11 YE (didn't pick Friday games)

The average score was 14.5, not great but a lot better than last week.

Unanimous picks:

Rhode Island-VCU
Villanova-Creighton (wrong)
Ohio State-Indiana
Louisvile-N.C. State
Gonzaga-San Francisco
Floria State-Va. Tech
Duke-Syracuse
St. John's-Georgetown (wrong)

Games with one dissenter:

Akron-Kent State (dissenter was right)
Michigan State-Wisconsin (dissenter was right)
Marquette-DePaul
Alabama-Arkansas (dissenter was right)
Boise State-Nevada

Overall results:

206 Sprouts
203 sjoyce
198 GeorgiaModerate
189 Illiniwek
180 JGibson
152 dfw
138 YE
98 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise










Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 03, 2020, 02:17:14 pm
There are five weeks left in the regular season.  I assume that will be the end of the current pick'em game.  After that...

Picking the conference tournaments seems to be too difficult.  We'd probably just have to pick the winner for each conference (or the top 25 conferences) in advance.  This would require getting picks in very early in the week, because some of the conferences start super early.  So I think we should skip this week in the contest, although I might post my tournament picks for fun.

Then we come to the NCAA's.   Any thoughts on running a bracket contest?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 04, 2020, 11:23:49 pm
Xavier putting up an outstanding road performance again to strengthen their bubble position even further while seemingly knocking out DePaul. Texas Tech's win is the bare minimum needed to keep them off the bubble while knocking Oklahoma down a rung on our 'As of Today' bracketology. The Torvik T-Cast already had them out on the full season forecast, so this definitely won't help. They really need to win Saturday or else they will need to beat TTU in the Big XII Tournament rematch and sweat.

Alabama and Virginia Tech took brutal losses tonight. Tennessee still needs a lot of help.

Tomorrow night is the big night for the bubble this week.

  • Purdue is now the last team in, and they host 5 seed Iowa as 3.5 point favourites. They can't lose at home as they aim to stay more than a game over .500, but the remaining schedule isn't impossible by any means if they start playing well away from home.
  • Providence is still pretty far off, but they are just one point dogs hosting 4 seed Creighton at the Dunk. Torvik thinks a win will move them to 'First Four Out' on the forecast model.
  • Georgetown is a pick 'em underdog to 3 seed Seton Hall! They'll have more chances, but you get the feeling this is the tipping point game on their schedule, and another close home loss will leave as a top NIT seed.
  • A Minnesota (-3.5) home loss to the Badgers will move them to .500 and solidly out (for now!).
  • NC State (-3.5) cannot afford a road loss to dwindling Miami, which will be dangerous if Lykes returns. A loss moves them to the very back of the line for now despite having ample opportunities ahead of them.

Four teams with home games they should win will be noteworthy to watch, but they all have different circumstances. Saint Louis (67%) hosts Duquesne hoping to stay alive. Memphis (79%) cannot afford a loss to cratering Temple. Virginia (76%) would fall out with a loss to Clemson at JPJ. Florida (83%) is looking to retain their bye hosting the Anthony Edwards show. Odds are one will lose!

Utah State is also in action. I think they are surging double digit home favourites over UNLV. I'll be interested in how their ratings are impacted by performance.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 05, 2020, 09:36:37 am
sjoyce, are you going to post a slate of games for this week?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on February 05, 2020, 12:20:29 pm
My girlfriend and I are driving down Friday morning to Champaign for the battle for first place!!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on February 05, 2020, 05:31:38 pm
Nice! I am hoping to get down for at least one more game, but its going to be tough considering how the prices are skyrocketing for weekend games. Might have to find a way to go down for a weeknight game. But expensive Illini tickets certainly means something is going right and that is a good problem to have!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 05, 2020, 06:33:58 pm
Since sjoyce hasn't done it, I'll post a list of 25 games for this week.  No Friday games since it's already Wednesday.

WEEK #14 (Times EST)

Saturday, Feb. 8:

#18 LSU @ #11 Auburn 12:00 ESPN
#16 Michigan State @ Michigan 12:00 Fox
Depaul @ Georgetown 12:00
SMU @ Temple 12:00
#15 Kentucky @ Tennessee 1:00 CBS
Texas A&M @ South Carolina 1:00 SECN
St. Louis @ #6 Dayton 2:00 CBSSN
Florida @ Ole Miss 2:00 ESPN2
#13 West Virginia @ Oklahoma 2:00 ESPNU
#12 Seton Hall @ #10 Villanova 2:30 Fox
St. Bonaventure @ Duquesne 3:00
Texas Tech @ Texas 4:00 ESPN2
Sam Houston State @ Nicholls 4:00
Alabama @ Georgia 6:00 SECN
#7 Duke @ North Carolina, 6:00 ESPN
Stanford @ #24 Colorado 6:00 PAC12
Kansas State @ Iowa State 8:00 ESPN2
#2 Gonzaga @ St. Mary's 10:00 ESPN
#14 Oregon @ Oregon State 10:30 PAC12

Sunday, Feb. 9:

#19 Butler @ Marquette 12:00 FS1
Cincinnati @ Connecticut 12:00 CBSSN
Ohio State @ Wisconsin 1:00 CBS
Wichita State @ #25 Houston 3:00 ESPN
Notre Dame @ Clemson 6:00 ACCN
Washington @ Washington State 6:00 ESPNU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 05, 2020, 07:51:03 pm
At the half, Purdue leads Iowa 61-36.  Big Ten teams don't usually score 61 in a full game. :)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on February 05, 2020, 10:12:14 pm
As if this season couldn't get any worse, against our biggest rivals tonight, we lost our 1,080 game streak of making a 3-pointer, dating back to the introduction of the 3 point line.  We went 0-25 from the line and have now lost 24 straight SEC games, including the SEC Tournament.

Now, UNLV and Princeton are the last two schools that have made at least one 3 in every game since the introduction of the 3 point line.

Somebody named Maxwell Evans went 5-7 from 3pt line in the first half and has scored 25 pts as Vandy leads LSU 52-47 at the half.  Still wouldn't get too excited yet.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on February 05, 2020, 11:11:53 pm
As if this season couldn't get any worse, against our biggest rivals tonight, we lost our 1,080 game streak of making a 3-pointer, dating back to the introduction of the 3 point line.  We went 0-25 from the line and have now lost 24 straight SEC games, including the SEC Tournament.

Now, UNLV and Princeton are the last two schools that have made at least one 3 in every game since the introduction of the 3 point line.

Somebody named Maxwell Evans went 5-7 from 3pt line in the first half and has scored 25 pts as Vandy leads LSU 52-47 at the half.  Still wouldn't get too excited yet.

Now you can get excited


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on February 05, 2020, 11:49:30 pm
As if this season couldn't get any worse, against our biggest rivals tonight, we lost our 1,080 game streak of making a 3-pointer, dating back to the introduction of the 3 point line.  We went 0-25 from the line and have now lost 24 straight SEC games, including the SEC Tournament.

Now, UNLV and Princeton are the last two schools that have made at least one 3 in every game since the introduction of the 3 point line.

Somebody named Maxwell Evans went 5-7 from 3pt line in the first half and has scored 25 pts as Vandy leads LSU 52-47 at the half.  Still wouldn't get too excited yet.

Now you can get excited

I didn't even watch the game because I had plans tonight, but imagine my shock when I checked my phone and saw the score!  Particularly against a team who was undefeated in the SEC.  Sports are weird sometimes!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on February 06, 2020, 01:30:43 pm

WEEK #14 (Times EST)

Saturday, Feb. 8:

#18 LSU @ #11 Auburn 12:00 ESPN
#16 Michigan State @ Michigan 12:00 Fox
Depaul @ Georgetown 12:00
SMU @ Temple 12:00
#15 Kentucky @ Tennessee 1:00 CBS
Texas A&M @ South Carolina 1:00 SECN
St. Louis @ #6 Dayton 2:00 CBSSN
Florida @ Ole Miss 2:00 ESPN2
#13 West Virginia @ Oklahoma 2:00 ESPNU
#12 Seton Hall @ #10 Villanova 2:30 Fox
St. Bonaventure @ Duquesne 3:00
Texas Tech @ Texas 4:00 ESPN2
Sam Houston State @ Nicholls 4:00
Alabama @ Georgia 6:00 SECN
#7 Duke @ North Carolina, 6:00 ESPN
Stanford @ #24 Colorado 6:00 PAC12
Kansas State @ Iowa State 8:00 ESPN2
#2 Gonzaga @ St. Mary's 10:00 ESPN
#14 Oregon @ Oregon State 10:30 PAC12

Sunday, Feb. 9:

#19 Butler @ Marquette 12:00 FS1
Cincinnati @ Connecticut 12:00 CBSSN
Ohio State @ Wisconsin 1:00 CBS
Wichita State @ #25 Houston 3:00 ESPN
Notre Dame @ Clemson 6:00 ACCN
Washington @ Washington State 6:00 ESPNU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 06, 2020, 02:36:55 pm
Saturday, Feb. 8:

#18 LSU @ #11 Auburn 12:00 ESPN
#16 Michigan State @ Michigan 12:00 Fox
DePaul @ Georgetown 12:00
SMU @ Temple 12:00
#15 Kentucky @ Tennessee 1:00 CBS
Texas A&M @ South Carolina 1:00 SECN
St. Louis @ #6 Dayton 2:00 CBSSN
Florida @ Ole Miss 2:00 ESPN2 - Please Ole Miss! Please drop 'em!
#13 West Virginia @ Oklahoma 2:00 ESPNU
#12 Seton Hall @ #10 Villanova 2:30 Fox
St. Bonaventure @ Duquesne 3:00
Texas Tech @ Texas 4:00 ESPN2
Sam Houston State @ Nicholls 4:00
Alabama @ Georgia 6:00 SECN - potentially the most critical game of the weekend
#7 Duke @ North Carolina, 6:00 ESPN
Stanford @ #24 Colorado 6:00 PAC12
Kansas State @ Iowa State 8:00 ESPN2
#2 Gonzaga @ St. Mary's 10:00 ESPN
#14 Oregon @ Oregon State 10:30 PAC12 - I'm going to regret taking a gutsy risk against what the data says!

Sunday, Feb. 9: lol, no way all home teams pull this off but....

#19 Butler @ Marquette 12:00 FS1
Cincinnati @ Connecticut 12:00 CBSSN
Ohio State @ Wisconsin 1:00 CBS
Wichita State @ #25 Houston 3:00 ESPN
Notre Dame @ Clemson 6:00 ACCN
Washington @ Washington State 6:00 ESPNU - See Civil War comment


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on February 06, 2020, 03:08:48 pm
Saturday, Feb. 8:
#18 LSU @ #11 Auburn 12:00 ESPN
#16 Michigan State @ Michigan 12:00 Fox
Depaul @ Georgetown 12:00
SMU @ Temple 12:00
#15 Kentucky @ Tennessee 1:00 CBS
Texas A&M @ South Carolina 1:00 SECN
St. Louis @ #6 Dayton 2:00 CBSSN
Florida @ Ole Miss 2:00 ESPN2
#13 West Virginia @ Oklahoma 2:00 ESPNU
#12 Seton Hall @ #10 Villanova 2:30 Fox
St. Bonaventure @ Duquesne 3:00
Texas Tech @ Texas 4:00 ESPN2
Sam Houston State @ Nicholls 4:00
Alabama @ Georgia 6:00 SECN
#7 Duke @ North Carolina, 6:00 ESPN
Stanford @ #24 Colorado 6:00 PAC12
Kansas State @ Iowa State 8:00 ESPN2
#2 Gonzaga @ St. Mary's 10:00 ESPN
#14 Oregon @ Oregon State 10:30 PAC12

Sunday, Feb. 9:
#19 Butler @ Marquette 12:00 FS1
Cincinnati @ Connecticut 12:00 CBSSN
Ohio State @ Wisconsin 1:00 CBS
Wichita State @ #25 Houston 3:00 ESPN
Notre Dame @ Clemson 6:00 ACCN
Washington @ Washington State 6:00 ESPNU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 07, 2020, 07:53:35 pm
#18 LSU @ #11 Auburn 12:00 ESPN
#16 Michigan State @ Michigan 12:00 Fox
Depaul @ Georgetown 12:00
SMU @ Temple 12:00
#15 Kentucky @ Tennessee 1:00 CBS
Texas A&M @ South Carolina 1:00 SECN
St. Louis @ #6 Dayton 2:00 CBSSN
Florida @ Ole Miss 2:00 ESPN2
#13 West Virginia @ Oklahoma 2:00 ESPNU
#12 Seton Hall @ #10 Villanova 2:30 Fox
St. Bonaventure @ Duquesne 3:00
Texas Tech @ Texas 4:00 ESPN2
Sam Houston State @ Nicholls 4:00
Alabama @ Georgia 6:00 SECN
#7 Duke @ North Carolina, 6:00 ESPN
Stanford @ #24 Colorado 6:00 PAC12
Kansas State @ Iowa State 8:00 ESPN2
#2 Gonzaga @ St. Mary's 10:00 ESPN
#14 Oregon @ Oregon State 10:30 PAC12

#19 Butler @ Marquette 12:00 FS1
Cincinnati @ Connecticut 12:00 CBSSN
Ohio State @ Wisconsin 1:00 CBS
Wichita State @ #25 Houston 3:00 ESPN
Notre Dame @ Clemson 6:00 ACCN
Washington @ Washington State 6:00 ESPNU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on February 07, 2020, 11:55:54 pm
LSU
Michigan
DePaul
Temple
Tennessee
SouthCar
Dayton
Ole Miss
West Virginia
Villanova
Duquesne
Texas Tech
Nicholls State
Alabama
Duke
Colorado
Iowa State
St. Mary's
Oregon

Butler
Uconn
Wisconsin
Houston
Clemson
Washington


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 08, 2020, 02:21:38 pm
Temple was down 17 at the half but came back to beat SMU in OT.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 08, 2020, 06:47:44 pm


This tweet is exactly how I've felt for weeks at this point except that it excludes Memphis from a team that will 'fall out' (I've already had them out). Oklahoma picked up a shocking win today so that may no longer be completely true. Florida may replace them on the list!

Arizona State, however, may come at the expense of USC. Big data point coming soon!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 08, 2020, 06:55:34 pm

This tweet is exactly how I've felt for weeks at this point except that it excludes Memphis from a team that will 'fall out' (I've already had them out). Oklahoma picked up a shocking win today so that may no longer be completely true. Florida may replace them on the list!

Arizona State, however, may come at the expense of USC. Big data point coming soon!

Memphis is certainly out after today.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 08, 2020, 08:21:18 pm
Duke-UNC going to OT after a furious Duke comeback to tie it at the end of regulation.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 08, 2020, 08:50:17 pm
Duke, with a huge assist from the refs, beats UNC 98-96 in OT.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on February 08, 2020, 10:20:46 pm
Between Oklahoma easily winning a fun game against a ranked WVU team and UNLV getting a thriller win against Fresno State, good day for my teams.

That aside, I also got to watch two absolute thrillers. Auburn/LSU and Duke/UNC.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on February 09, 2020, 02:50:31 am
Can't decide if Auburn's many close wins means it's battle ready for the tourney or that it's wildly overrated.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 09, 2020, 04:25:58 pm
The bubble is thinning quickly! Purdue moves to safe territory by securing a dominating win AND (finally) a road win. Texas Tech also cleared two of the most dangerous teams in their path, and it’s difficult to see them failing to qualify. And Wisconsin has proven their cred without Kobe King in the line up.

Not So Safe Yet!:
#35 Rhode Island – The ticket could be punched this week @Dayton, but it’s very unlikely they will need to take either game against Dayton with the resume they have built up. Forecast: Likely IN.
#38 Arkansas – A tumultuous week with two OT losses to take a bad Q2 loss and miss a Q1 deal sealer. The schedule ahead is treacherous, and every remaining game is expected to be close. Solely carried by wins in Bloomington and Tuscaloosa, which may look a lot worse soon. Forecast: Lean IN coming down to the wire. Metrics like the Hogs, but the resume is not good. Two SEC bubble games this week in Knoxville (Q1) and hosting Mississippi State (Q2) which could significantly alter positioning.
(#36 Northern Iowa) – The remaining road games are not harmful, but the existing losses are costly. Best not to call them ‘safe’ but the state of the bubble should make them feel okay. Forecast: Likely IN
#61 Indiana – Four losses in a row! Every remaining game is against a tournament team and may be underdogs in the next six (all Q1 games). Hosting Iowa before traveling to Ann Arbor. Three of the best bubble wins will boost them for now but many losses will severely dilute the record. Forecast: Deeply endangered (with opportunities ahead). Probably OUT.
#30 Stanford – Losing 5 of 6, but the win was Oregon – and they murdered Oklahoma. Unless they can’t stop losing, this may come down to the wire, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them keep splitting each weekend’s games down the stretch. Forecast: Ask me in one week. I want to see how the Arizona homestand goes. Getting swept will knock them pretty far out, but a sweep will put them in very comfortable position.

Last Four Byes:
#43 Wichita State – Wins against VCU and Oklahoma came at home but are buoying them just above that level of the bubble for now. Going to UCF next week is a Q2 game but a big risk nonetheless. If they survive, they may coast on the ‘in’ side for a couple weeks before a dangerous final stretch. Forecast: Likely to be bumped OUT due to late road games at other AAC bubble teams/SMU.
#48 Oklahoma (Up 1) – Signature win secured! Forecast: Probably IN. Hard to see them missing unless they drop far off road games in Stillwater AND Fort Worth (where they start out as slight underdogs!) Next week is uneventful.
#45 Xavier (Up 3) – I want to put them behind UF based on neutral H2H, but they have snuck ahead on a better signature win and a much better Q2 record after this successful week. Forecast: Lean IN. They just need to take one of the two road games (Butler/SJU) this week to stay in position for a bid.
#47 Florida (Down 3) – They saved themselves from a disastrous Q3 loss only to lose to a worse (albeit Q2) team! So much talent but trending in the wrong direction (especially the defense). Forecast: Tilt OUT. Uneventful week ahead. The question will be if they can beat either Arkansas or LSU in Gainesville while cleaning up the road act to stay narrowly on the straight path. I don’t think so.

Last Four In:
#40 Minnesota (Up 2) – Five outstanding wins albeit in 15 opportunities. This would be what DePaul would look like without the bad losses, but being one game over .500 makes it hard to keep them in. Forecast: Probably IN. They have both Northwestern and Nebraska to improve the record. They are the Big Ten’s best home team and have a full week to prep for hosting Iowa. Road games are do-able. I think you will see them on a CBS affiliate.
#32 VCU (Down 1) – No change from last week even as the NET ranking rises. They really need to win a road game and sweep Richmond on Saturday but their hopes aren’t dead without that. Forecast: Lean IN but could be cannibalized by a bid stealer.
#51 Virginia (Down 3) – It may no longer come down to VA Tech as I alluded to last week, but they have four road games all projected within two points. Can they win two? Does defense travel? The first of those challenges will be as a slight underdog in Chapel Hill (not to overlook a bubble date with Notre Dame in Charlottesville). Forecast: Tilt IN assuming they win both next week
#50 USC – Brutal missed opportunities and Stanford’s tanking costs them one of their two quality wins toppling them overnight. The next week should be a breeze for any bubble team. Afterwards, they have rematches with each of the four expansion teams that caused their 1-3 slide. They will need to come out of it 3-1 to feel good, but they could be underdogs in all of them. Forecast: Probably OUT.

First Four Out:
1) #53 Arizona State (Up 12) – Single spectacular home win and now adding one against a solid bubble team. The neutral H2H loss to UVA is rather unideal as it currently stands. I like the remaining schedule, and I think they could all but secure if they defeat Stanford on the road this week, but I’m not sure they can punch their ticket before the return trip to SoCal. Forecast: Lean IN.
2) #41 Mississippi State (Down 2) – The easiest remaining power conference schedule you can draw up. Picking up a Q1 win in Fayetteville may put them in comfortable position. Fail, and it will be an iffy case Forecast: Lean IN.
3) #49 Utah State (Up 5) – Continuing their trend towards last team in territory when others falter. Forecast: Tilt IN.
(#54 ETSU) – Skeptical due to the result of another loss. We’ll discuss it when necessary.
4) #46 Cincinnati (Up 1) – Finally a Q1 win but still not a quality win. There is clearly an upward trend, but unless they win the auto-bid, I can’t see the resume getting them any better than Dayton. Forecast: Lean IN.

Next Four:
5) #57 Providence (Up 8) – So close to passing Cincinnati based on similarity of resume, but need one more Q1 win due to the Q4 stain. The four most competitive games are all over the next two weeks, and they likely need to go 3-1 (@SJU / SHU / @Georgetown / Marquette). Very doable. Forecast: Lean IN (Bold prediction). Next week may very well move them in!
6) #42 Alabama (Down 4) – The record is abysmal for an SEC school including the Q2 record. Only a single quality win without the secondary wins of a Virginia-type resume. Positioned as they are due to the H2H over Richmond with similar resume and better metrics. Getting swept this week (@Auburn / LSU) may finish them but I can re-evaluate. Forecast: Likely OUT.
7) #55 Richmond (No change) – Very doubtful that a home win over VCU will be enough to be more than a spoiler but they will hover around. Forecast: Probably OUT.
8) #52 Georgetown (Up 1) – Similar resume to Alabama, buoyed by a home win against a top 20 team but the second order wins don’t complement it like they do for ASU or UVA. The remaining schedule is brutal. Three impossible road games. Unlikely to even win two home games. Losing to Seton Hall was time to give up hope. Forecast: Definitely OUT.

Still Alive – but I don’t believe: 9) #60 Memphis (Two road trips this week could knock them even further off the bubble); 10) #66 Texas (Purdue win looking better but Texas just blew their best chance in conference); 11) #62 NC State (First of four Q1 opportunities this week @Syracuse); 12) #65 Syracuse (The Q2 record remains unforgivable and the opportunities just aren’t there); 13) #64 UNC Greensboro (Just keep winning to remain a longshot…); 14) #67 Tennessee (Two Q2 games this week to keep hanging on by a thread); 15) #56 Notre Dame (Still no resume, and I don’t think @UVA this week will create one); 16) #68 Oregon State (Completely absurd resume even surpassing DePaul’s but they show up to big games and have a more reasonable schedule)

Indiana, Arkansas/Stanford, Wichita State, Florida and USC are expected to trend out in favor of the top five bubble teams.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 09, 2020, 05:22:40 pm
The AAC contenders (except Houston, which is pretty much a lock) have not had a good weekend.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 09, 2020, 06:38:18 pm
The AAC contenders (except Houston, which is pretty much a lock) have not had a good weekend.

I don't know why I associate you with Memphis fandom for basketball. Do you have a mid-major team given the state of Georgia and Tech basketball?

The really evil side of me really wants UConn to steal a bid one last time in place of all three/four of the bubble contenders. The summer Twitter war of AAC fans saying that their conference was about to overtake the Big East as a conference this year (as a proof of UConn's stupidity) justly infuriated me. (You are obviously a lot more reasonable and logical person than those Ultras, but I just want the conference to start to be overtaken by the depth of the A-10 and have more in common with the WCC - no harm/offense to you).

UConn has the money, desire, fans and coach to be successful. And very soon they will have the conference and conference mates.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 09, 2020, 07:16:56 pm
The AAC contenders (except Houston, which is pretty much a lock) have not had a good weekend.

I don't know why I associate you with Memphis fandom for basketball. Do you have a mid-major team given the state of Georgia and Tech basketball?

The really evil side of me really wants UConn to steal a bid one last time in place of all three/four of the bubble contenders. The summer Twitter war of AAC fans saying that their conference was about to overtake the Big East as a conference this year (as a proof of UConn's stupidity) justly infuriated me. (You are obviously a lot more reasonable and logical person than those Ultras, but I just want the conference to start to be overtaken by the depth of the A-10 and have more in common with the WCC - no harm/offense to you).

UConn has the money, desire, fans and coach to be successful. And very soon they will have the conference and conference mates.

Among mid-majors, I like Georgia State and Kennesaw State (as well as being local, I have family ties to both).

Regarding Memphis (State), I've followed them in basketball on and off for decades.  I have many relatives in the city and spent a lot of time there when I was young, although I haven't visited it in the last 25 or 30 years.  I became a fan during the Larry Finch era (when he was a player, not coach!) when they had a superb team that lost in the national championship game to UCLA and Bill Walton's legendary 44-point performance.  Over the subsequent years, I loved their intense rivalry with Louisville that carried through several conferences.  It's too bad the two schools eventually went separate ways.

This year, they're obviously a disappointment compared to expectations, but given the Wiseman situation and the injuries they've sustained it's not surprising.  It's also quite obvious that Penny Hardaway is still learning as a coach.  I think he has the potential to be a very good college coach, but it's going to take at least a few more years.

But yes, it's certainly true that the AAC < Big East, and this would have been true even if Memphis had lived up to the preseason hype.  UConn's decision was a good one for them, given their relative priority of football and basketball.  In the long run, it's probably good for AAC football as well, if the conference can find a decent replacement.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 09, 2020, 08:22:20 pm
WEEK 14 RESULTS

JGibson had a 3-game lead after yesterday, but Sprouts swept today (except for Notre Dame, which everybody missed) to pull into a tie.

16 JGibson, Sprouts
14 GeorgiaModerate, YE
12 Illiniwek

The average score was 14.4, down a hair from last week.

Unanimous picks:

South Carolina-Texas A&M
West Virginia-Oklahoma (wrong)
Duke-North Carolina
Colorado-Stanford
Iowa State-Kansas State
Wisconsin-Ohio State
Clemson-Notre Dame (wrong)

Games with one dissenter:

LSU-Auburn (dissenter was right)
Georgetown-DePaul
Kentucky-Tennessee
Dayton-St. Louis
Villanova-Seton Hall (dissenter was right)
Texas Tech-Texas
Nicholls-Sam Houston State
Oregon-Oregon State (dissenter was right)
Houston-Wichita State
Washington-Washington State (dissenter was right)

Overall results:

222 Sprouts
212 GeorgiaModerate
203 sjoyce
201 Illiniwek
196 JGibson
152 dfw, YE
98 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on February 10, 2020, 03:57:33 pm
Apologies for going awol for a week, been unexpectedly busy. Thanks to GA Moderate for filling in!

Week 15:

Friday, February 14th
Akron @ Central Michigan – 6pm – ESPNU
Monmouth @ Canisius – 6pm – ESPN3

Saturday, February 15th
Purdue @ Ohio State – 11am – FOX
#24 Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State – 12pm – CBS
Little Rock @ UT Arlington – 2pm – ESPN+
Western Kentucky @ UTSA – 2pm
#14 West Virginia @ #1 Baylor – 3pm – ESPN+
#25 LSU @ Alabama – 3pm – ESPN2
VCU @ Richmond – 3pm – CBSSN
#22 Illinois @ Rutgers – 3:30pm – BTN
#9 Maryland @ Michigan State – 5pm – ESPN2
#20 Houston @ SMU – 5pm – ESPNU
UNLV @ New Mexico – 5pm – CBSSN
Yale @ Penn – 5pm – ESPN+
#10 Seton Hall @ Providence – 7pm – CBSSN
Northern Iowa @ Loyola Chicago – 7pm – ESPN2
Towson @ James Madison – 7pm
Virginia @ North Carolina – 7pm – ESPN
#2 Gonzaga @ Pepperdine – 9pm
#16 Colorado @ Oregon State – 9pm – S1
Washington @ UCLA – 9pm
Eastern Washington @ Portland State – 9:05pm
Arizona @ Stanford – 9:30pm – PAC12
UC Irvine @ Hawai’i – 11pm – ESPN2

Sunday, February 16th
#21 Iowa @ Minnesota – 12pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on February 11, 2020, 10:44:35 am
Week 15:

Friday, February 14th
Akron @ Central Michigan – 6pm – ESPNU
Monmouth @ Canisius – 6pm – ESPN3

Saturday, February 15th
Purdue @ Ohio State – 11am – FOX
#24 Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State – 12pm – CBS
Little Rock @ UT Arlington – 2pm – ESPN+
Western Kentucky @ UTSA – 2pm
#14 West Virginia @ #1 Baylor – 3pm – ESPN+
#25 LSU @ Alabama – 3pm – ESPN2
VCU @ Richmond – 3pm – CBSSN
#22 Illinois @ Rutgers – 3:30pm – BTN Sports are the worst.
#9 Maryland @ Michigan State – 5pm – ESPN2
#20 Houston @ SMU – 5pm – ESPNU
UNLV @ New Mexico – 5pm – CBSSN
Yale @ Penn – 5pm – ESPN+
#10 Seton Hall @ Providence – 7pm – CBSSN
Northern Iowa @ Loyola Chicago – 7pm – ESPN2
Towson @ James Madison – 7pm
Virginia @ North Carolina – 7pm – ESPN
#2 Gonzaga @ Pepperdine – 9pm
#16 Colorado @ Oregon State – 9pm – S1
Washington @ UCLA – 9pm
Eastern Washington @ Portland State – 9:05pm
Arizona @ Stanford – 9:30pm – PAC12
UC Irvine @ Hawai’i – 11pm – ESPN2

Sunday, February 16th
#21 Iowa @ Minnesota – 12pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 11, 2020, 01:30:33 pm

#22 Illinois @ Rutgers – 3:30pm – BTN Big game. Have to take care of business if we want to compete for the conference.


There's a 5-point penalty for each additional effect, so Illinois needs to win by 15.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 11, 2020, 08:05:20 pm
Vandy leads Kentucky by 9 at the half.  Somebody check on Extreme.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Green Line on February 11, 2020, 08:34:06 pm
DePaul is going for a good pick in the lottery.  We'll be back once we've fired Leitao and JLP.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on February 12, 2020, 12:03:53 am
Just had to watch Illinois’ season end. After storming back from down 20 in the second half, Illinois drives up the floor with 6 seconds and down 1. Our best player is about to take a shot to win the game, and blows out his knee slipping on a wet spot on the floor. Likely ACL tear.

Sports pain me.

P.s. changing my pick above to Rutgers. No way Illinois can beat Rutgers without Ayo.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 12, 2020, 10:09:50 am
Week 15:

Friday, February 14th
Akron @ Central Michigan – 6pm – ESPNU
Monmouth @ Canisius – 6pm – ESPN3

Saturday, February 15th
Purdue @ Ohio State – 11am – FOX
#24 Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State – 12pm – CBS
Little Rock @ UT Arlington – 2pm – ESPN+
Western Kentucky @ UTSA – 2pm
#14 West Virginia @ #1 Baylor – 3pm – ESPN+
#25 LSU @ Alabama – 3pm – ESPN2
VCU @ Richmond – 3pm – CBSSN
#22 Illinois @ Rutgers – 3:30pm – BTN
#9 Maryland @ Michigan State – 5pm – ESPN2 - the epic comeback team vs the epic collapse team!
#20 Houston @ SMU – 5pm – ESPNU
UNLV @ New Mexico – 5pm – CBSSN
Yale @ Penn – 5pm – ESPN+
#10 Seton Hall @ Providence – 7pm – CBSSN
Northern Iowa @ Loyola Chicago – 7pm – ESPN2
Towson @ James Madison – 7pm
Virginia @ North Carolina – 7pm – ESPN
#2 Gonzaga @ Pepperdine – 9pm
#16 Colorado @ Oregon State – 9pm – S1
Washington @ UCLA – 9pm
Eastern Washington @ Portland State – 9:05pm
Arizona @ Stanford – 9:30pm – PAC12
UC Irvine @ Hawai’i – 11pm – ESPN2

Sunday, February 16th
#21 Iowa @ Minnesota – 12pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on February 12, 2020, 12:51:55 pm
Just had to watch Illinois’ season end. After storming back from down 20 in the second half, Illinois drives up the floor with 6 seconds and down 1. Our best player is about to take a shot to win the game, and blows out his knee slipping on a wet spot on the floor. Likely ACL tear.

Sports pain me.

P.s. changing my pick above to Rutgers. No way Illinois can beat Rutgers without Ayo.

That ending took a LOT out of me last night.  Sports can be cruel.  Praying for Ayo; that kid has such a bright future. :(


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on February 12, 2020, 07:49:08 pm
Just had to watch Illinois’ season end. After storming back from down 20 in the second half, Illinois drives up the floor with 6 seconds and down 1. Our best player is about to take a shot to win the game, and blows out his knee slipping on a wet spot on the floor. Likely ACL tear.

Sports pain me.

P.s. changing my pick above to Rutgers. No way Illinois can beat Rutgers without Ayo.

That ending took a LOT out of me last night.  Sports can be cruel.  Praying for Ayo; that kid has such a bright future. :(

MRI came back with no structural/ligament damage. Ayo dodged a bullet there.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 12, 2020, 08:55:50 pm
Creighton won at Seton Hall.  The Big East has just been crazy this year.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on February 13, 2020, 11:43:14 am
Akron
Canisius

Ohio State
Texas Tech
Arkansas Little Rock
UTSA
West Virginia
LSU
Richmond
Rutgers
Maryland
SMU
New Mexico
Yale
Seton Hall
Northern Iowa
Towson
Virginia
Gonzaga
Colorado
Washington
Portland State
Arizona
UC Irvine

Minnesota


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 13, 2020, 12:26:41 pm
Akron
Canisius

Ohio State
Texas Tech
Arkansas Little Rock
UTSA
West Virginia
LSU
Richmond
Rutgers
Maryland
SMU
New Mexico
Yale
Seton Hall
Northern Iowa
Towson
Virginia
Gonzaga
Colorado
Washington
Portland State
Arizona
Eastern Washington

Minnesota

You've got both teams in Portland State-E. Washington listed (and neither from UCI-Hawaii).


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on February 13, 2020, 01:00:35 pm
Fixed, thanks.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on February 13, 2020, 04:31:35 pm
Week 15:

Friday, February 14th
Akron @ Central Michigan – 6pm – ESPNU
Monmouth @ Canisius – 6pm – ESPN3

Saturday, February 15th
Purdue @ Ohio State – 11am – FOX
#24 Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State – 12pm – CBS
Little Rock @ UT Arlington – 2pm – ESPN+
Western Kentucky @ UTSA – 2pm
#14 West Virginia @ #1 Baylor – 3pm – ESPN+
#25 LSU @ Alabama – 3pm – ESPN2
VCU @ Richmond – 3pm – CBSSN
#22 Illinois @ Rutgers – 3:30pm – BTN
#9 Maryland @ Michigan State – 5pm – ESPN2
#20 Houston @ SMU – 5pm – ESPNU
UNLV @ New Mexico – 5pm – CBSSN
Yale @ Penn – 5pm – ESPN+
#10 Seton Hall @ Providence – 7pm – CBSSN
Northern Iowa @ Loyola Chicago – 7pm – ESPN2
Towson @ James Madison – 7pm
Virginia @ North Carolina – 7pm – ESPN
#2 Gonzaga @ Pepperdine – 9pm
#16 Colorado @ Oregon State – 9pm – S1
Washington @ UCLA – 9pm
Eastern Washington @ Portland State – 9:05pm
Arizona @ Stanford – 9:30pm – PAC12
UC Irvine @ Hawai’i – 11pm – ESPN2

Sunday, February 16th
#21 Iowa @ Minnesota – 12pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on February 14, 2020, 11:17:56 am
Week 15:

Friday, February 14th
Akron @ Central Michigan
Monmouth @ Canisius

Saturday, February 15th
Purdue @ Ohio State
#24 Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State
Little Rock @ UT Arlington
Western Kentucky @ UTSA
#14 West Virginia @ #1 Baylor
#25 LSU @ Alabama
VCU @ Richmond
#22 Illinois @ Rutgers
#9 Maryland @ Michigan State
#20 Houston @ SMU
UNLV @ New Mexico
Yale @ Penn
#10 Seton Hall @ Providence
Northern Iowa @ Loyola Chicago
Towson @ James Madison
Virginia @ North Carolina
#2 Gonzaga @ Pepperdine
#16 Colorado @ Oregon State
Washington @ UCLA
Eastern Washington @ Portland State
Arizona @ Stanford
UC Irvine @ Hawai’i

Sunday, February 16th
#21 Iowa @ Minnesota


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 14, 2020, 11:54:26 am
Friday, February 14th
Akron @ Central Michigan – 6pm – ESPNU
Monmouth @ Canisius – 6pm – ESPN3

Saturday, February 15th
Purdue @ Ohio State – 11am – FOX
#24 Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State – 12pm – CBS
Little Rock @ UT Arlington – 2pm – ESPN+
Western Kentucky @ UTSA – 2pm
#14 West Virginia @ #1 Baylor – 3pm – ESPN+
#25 LSU @ Alabama – 3pm – ESPN2
VCU @ Richmond – 3pm – CBSSN
#22 Illinois @ Rutgers – 3:30pm – BTN
#9 Maryland @ Michigan State – 5pm – ESPN2
#20 Houston @ SMU – 5pm – ESPNU
UNLV @ New Mexico – 5pm – CBSSN
Yale @ Penn – 5pm – ESPN+
#10 Seton Hall @ Providence – 7pm – CBSSN
Northern Iowa @ Loyola Chicago – 7pm – ESPN2
Towson @ James Madison – 7pm
Virginia @ North Carolina – 7pm – ESPN
#2 Gonzaga @ Pepperdine – 9pm
#16 Colorado @ Oregon State – 9pm – S1
Washington @ UCLA – 9pm
Eastern Washington @ Portland State – 9:05pm
Arizona @ Stanford – 9:30pm – PAC12
UC Irvine @ Hawai’i – 11pm – ESPN2

Sunday, February 16th
#21 Iowa @ Minnesota – 12pm – FS1


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 14, 2020, 01:51:32 pm
This is going to be an interesting week.  With five players so far, we only have two unanimous picks (Gonzaga and Texas Tech).


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 15, 2020, 05:23:36 pm
Georgetown won today on the road at Butler without either of their only two half decent players (Mac McClung and Omer Yurtseven). I believe that means that they only had five healthy scholarship players since four players left the school earlier this year.

Butler too was playing without their Point Guard, but they have been playing without him for some time and managed to pull off a few wins in spite of that since he is more of a game manager.

Georgetown moves in for now almost as soon as I pre-emptively removed them from my watch list. However, the path ahead is extremely daunting.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 15, 2020, 10:45:53 pm
Providence (14-12) barely holds off #10 Seton Hall (18-7). As it currently stands, the Friars are about the sixth team out again. (Yes, the analytics did have them losing to St. John's and tied with Seton Hall so not totally unexpected results in spite of the wild swings). The biggest obstacle in the way of their fate is a trip to the nation's capital on Wednesday for a date with Georgetown (now second to last team in), where they are three point underdogs. Providence took Round 1 by a score of 76-60 to kick off the conference slate when Georgetown was without Mac McClung. Yurtseven will probably be back for Georgetown, but Mac McClung seems genuinely questionable again.

If Providence can supplant the Hoyas, the path ahead includes three reasonable home games. How much do the five seniors want it? Alpha Diallo showed just how much he did tonight.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on February 16, 2020, 02:34:19 am
A pair of heartbreaking losses for Carolina over the past two games — D*ke won at the buzzer, UVA with 0.3 on the clock tonight, both at home. It's been a down year, but this team's been snakebit.

I did get to finish the night with a pair of unique delights: Bill Walton calling a UCLA game (he made bear noises at one point) and a CSU-Fullerton–Cal Poly game that I started watching in 2OT and finished as a 105-101 Fullerton win in quadruple overtime.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 16, 2020, 10:00:49 am
I did get to finish the night with a pair of unique delights: Bill Walton calling a UCLA game (he made bear noises at one point)

The moose noises were extremely disturbing too


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 16, 2020, 03:14:18 pm
WEEK 15 RESULTS

JGibson won the week, in large part due to being the sole correct picker on three games.

17 JGibson
15 Illiniwek
12 Sprouts, YE
11 GeorgiaModerate (Oregon State?  What was I thinking?)

There were only two unanimous picks:

Texas Tech-Oklahoma State (wrong)
Gonzaga-Pepperdine

Games with a single dissenter (asterisk = dissenter was right):

Akron-Central Michigan
Canisius-Monmouth (*)
Ohio State-Purdue
Western Kentucky-UTSA
Baylor-West Virginia
Richmond-VCU
Rutgers-Illinois
Houston-SMU (*)
New Mexico-UNLV (*)
Seton Hall-Providence (*)
Towson-James Madison
Colorado-Oregon State
Portland State-Eastern Washington (*)
Hawaii-UC Irvine (*)

The average score was 13.4, not one of our better weeks.

Overall standings:

234 Sprouts
223 GeorgiaModerate
216 Illiniwek
213 JGibson
203 sjoyce
164 YE
152 dfw
98 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise






Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 16, 2020, 07:46:34 pm
Despite a lot of success from bubble teams this week, I don't think anyone solidified their positioning just yet. I have marked 34 locks (similar to Lunardi's definition of >80% certainty given that St. Mary's has a 10% chance to loser next week plus face a lot chaos), so I will continue with my 'Last 12 In' format while watching out for five potential bid stealers.

Safe for now:

#45 Oklahoma - They are underdogs in both games next week including at suddenly hot Oklahoma State. It's possible they lose the next four. Hosting Texas Tech on February 25 with revenge on the mind will determine just how much of a nailbiter this becomes.
#32 Rhode Island - Slight underdog at suddenly hot Davidson on Saturday, but they have a week to get ready to clear the biggest remaining hurdle
(#39 Northern Iowa - One tough road trip to Indiana State to clear on Thursday night but they are very close to 'safe')
#57 Indiana - I continue to have them higher than anyone based on existing resume, but today's blowout loss gives me no illusions. I still think they close 1-5 and find themselves in the NIT.
#41 Xavier - Continue to be carried by the best Q1 win (@SHU) plus a stellar Q2 record compared to other teams in this territory. They need to finish 3-3 but are underdogs at St. John's this week before being favored against Villanova. Either will give them a second Q1 win (because DePaul will no longer be one soon)

Last Four Byes
#36 Florida - Like Xavier but with a more dire Q2 record still, but they too need to close 3-3 against a very tough schedule to feel comfortable. The easiest comes first vs. Arkansas on Tuesday before the first of two Kentucky games.
#51 Arizona State - Re-evaluating them upward on the strength of the best bubble home win and lack of bad losses. They will probably be fine if they lose to Oregon this week despite being a slight favorite. The So Cal road trip remains the only serious danger where they will be underdogs in both games.
#50 Wichita State - First of three Q1 road games comes in Cincinnati on Saturday. They really just need one (unless chaos occurs), and this is the most difficult one. A win here strengthens the case to avoid the First Four with a marquee win (only tournament team beaten is Oklahoma at home though this may not change that).
#55 Virginia - The Hoos travel to Pittsburgh for the first and easiest of three road games where they are favored by a single point. They will need to take two to really even think about the field, but the luckiest team keeps getting luckier. That might put them in Dayton.

Last Four In
#46 Georgetown - Other losers have bumped them up to fourth to last team in thanks to their five Q1 wins (only two really good ones), and Torvik agrees! Start the week favored vs. Providence before traveling to Chicago hoping to avoid victim to DePaul. Winning both leaves them in solid position though I really think they need another Q1-A win at Creighton or Marquette much more than both of these games.
#49 USC - Lunardi's USC obsession on the strength of Q2 record makes no sense to me. LSU and Stanford wins are losing shine. Washington and Oregon State are falling apart. I'd say they need to finish 3-2, but one of those three wins may just need to be at Colorado this Thursday (19%) chance or Arizona the following week. Home vs. Arizona State doesn't make the resume sexier.
(#43 ETSU - A road win at LSU without the dearth of Q1 losses that USC has will be still enough to keep the resume in the discussion, but there is one more bad loss than USC. The Buccs may finally take the division lead from Furman on Wednesday.)
#42 Utah State - The NET ranking keeps inflating with wins. Our third straight bubble team carried by an LSU win. Most metrics love them and they will need to put a hurt on Wyoming this week. Only New Mexico could conceivably knock them out in 13 days. The middling resume will sit in purgatory to see if others steal bids.
#48 Cincinnati - I relent...for now. Looking to go to 7-0 in Q2 games on Saturday against Wichita. But they will deservedly continue to sweat even with a win.

First Four Out
#35 Alabama
- I really think bracketologists need to give this resume another look thanks to yet another bubble team beating LSU. The remaining schedule is bare so they may need 5-1 to overtake someone, which is doable. But the toughest - a road trip to Starkville at the end of the month needs to be in the win column
#47 Richmond - The toughest opponent has been cleared and avenged this week. They definitely need at least 5-1 with a very tough road trip in tow to face the Bonnies on Saturday.
#52 Mississippi State - Another team that likely needs to go to 5-1 though 4-2 could cut it close! Four-point favorites in both games this week. They will continue to be repeated 'slight favorites' and the luck seems destined to run out.
#40 Minnesota - Down to .500 after losing a game they desperately needed. A 3-3 finish is most likely, but I'm not even sure 4-2 gets them in. The resume would be no different than Indiana's.

Next Four Out:
#37 Stanford -
Winning the three remaining February games will be enough to keep them in the discussion, but they will subsequently need to take two of three very tough March games. Not looking good.
#62 Providence - The NET rank took a hit this week despite a Q1-A win. They now have four of those marquee wins to counter their four bad losses. Need to close 4-1. Two Q1 games await this week @Georgetown and Marquette where they look to finish the season sweep against both. One keeps them in the conversation, but both would put them in prime positioning.
#61 NC State - Best pure Q1 record on the bubble, but the Q2 record is not good, and they have bad losses. They are still alive because they have two Q1-A home opportunities this week, but they may take a third Q3 loss before the end of the day. Don't expect to see them next week.
#44 Arkansas - How far they have fallen and so quick, but there is not really a win to write home about on this resume as Indiana continues to falter. Winning in Tuscaloosa was not enough. I think this is another team dependent upon a 5-1 finish, which probably requires a good performance in Gainesville on Tuesday.

Still alive?: #63 Tennessee (1-8 vs. Q1! Suspect they will barely stick around for a while due to the big final week opponents); #53 VCU (Probably done without a sweep this week of Dayton/@Saint Louis. Another resume of just LSU but significantly worse than the others); #60 Memphis (Another lost opportunity today!); #54 UNC Greensboro (Metrics remain overwhelmingly mediocre); #64 South Carolina (Like Providence but the SEC does not afford any Q1-A win opportunities); #66 SMU (Finally a good win but a little too late)


Indiana and USC are probably going to fall out in favor of Richmond and potentially the Alabama/Mississippi State winner. Georgetown is also a likely candidate to fall out while Virginia and Oklahoma have difficult paths and one will likely lose a couple. I don't have obvious candidates to replace them since all other currently out teams need to finish perfectly. My best bet is a bid stealer (American/MVC/SoCon/UCLA/A-10) could take the place of one or both of them rather than Cincinnati's spot. Minnesota/Providence/Stanford/Arkansas could also make a crazy run though!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on February 17, 2020, 09:17:27 pm
A pair of heartbreaking losses for Carolina over the past two games — D*ke won at the buzzer, UVA with 0.3 on the clock tonight, both at home. It's been a down year, but this team's been snakebit.
Bullsh**t 3 with 2 seconds remaining, this team is CURSED.

Anyway:

Week 15:

Friday, February 21st
Penn @ Dartmouth
VCU @ St. Louis

Saturday, February 22nd
#3 Kansas @ #1 Baylor
#19 Marquette @ Providence
#22 Houston @ Memphis
Michigan @ Purdue
#12 Villanova @ Xavier
Loyola @ Missouri State
#8 FSU @ NC State
Oklahoma @ OK State
Rhode Island @ Davidson
Florida @ #10 Kentucky
Hofstra @ Delaware
LSU @ South Carolina
Texas Tech @ Iowa State
Alabama @ Mississippi
#14 Oregon @ #24 Arizona
Georgetown @ DePaul
#2 Gonzaga @ #23 BYU

Sunday, February 23rd
#9 Penn State @ Indiana
Wichita State @ Cincinnati
Rutgers @ Wisconsin
#7 Maryland @ Ohio State
#21 Butler @ #15 Creighton
USC @ Utah


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 18, 2020, 08:49:11 pm
Penn State, playing its first game as a Top 10 team since 1996, lost at home to Illinois, which had lost its previous four games.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on February 18, 2020, 08:55:30 pm
Penn State, playing its first game as a Top 10 team since 1996, lost at home to Illinois, which had lost its previous four games.

Meh, we weathered the storm.  AYO, baby!!  Illini 'bout to go on a roll!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 19, 2020, 12:22:07 am
I was definitely pre-emptive in calling Purdue an 80 percent lock. It was probably more like 70 percent and with today's third consecutive loss, they are now under 50 percent. On the bright side they have three winnable home games. You get the feeling that this Saturday vs. Michigan will dictate if they need a Big Ten tournament win (over a contender).


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on February 19, 2020, 11:58:58 am

Week 15:

Friday, February 21st
Penn @ Dartmouth
VCU @ St. Louis

Saturday, February 22nd
#3 Kansas @ #1 Baylor
#19 Marquette @ Providence
#22 Houston @ Memphis
Michigan @ Purdue
#12 Villanova @ Xavier
Loyola @ Missouri State
#8 FSU @ NC State
Oklahoma @ OK State
Rhode Island @ Davidson
Florida @ #10 Kentucky
Hofstra @ Delaware
LSU @ South Carolina
Texas Tech @ Iowa State
Alabama @ Mississippi
#14 Oregon @ #24 Arizona
Georgetown @ DePaul
#2 Gonzaga @ #23 BYU

Sunday, February 23rd
#9 Penn State @ Indiana
Wichita State @ Cincinnati
Rutgers @ Wisconsin
#7 Maryland @ Ohio State
#21 Butler @ #15 Creighton
USC @ Utah


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 19, 2020, 09:43:02 pm
Incredible finish in UCF-Cincinnati.  UCF was up by 2 in double OT on the road, but Cincinnati's Jarron Cumberland hit a shot from beyond half-court...just AFTER the buzzer.  UCF with the upset!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 19, 2020, 09:46:05 pm
I took UCF +500 live betting. That was the most exhausting finish I could have endured.

I ran the simulator earlier to see just how many Cincinnati needed to win, and the answer was 3-2. With both Wichita and Houston still remaining, this is an absolutely dreadful result for them as it could have nearly clinched (but probably deserved). Four Q3 losses and 2-5 Q1 record


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on February 20, 2020, 05:56:31 pm
Friday, February 21st
Penn @ Dartmouth
VCU @ St. Louis

Saturday, February 22nd
#3 Kansas @ #1 Baylor
#19 Marquette @ Providence
#22 Houston @ Memphis
Michigan @ Purdue
#12 Villanova @ Xavier
Loyola @ Missouri State
#8 FSU @ NC State
Oklahoma @ OK State
Rhode Island @ Davidson
Florida @ #10 Kentucky
Hofstra @ Delaware
LSU @ South Carolina
Texas Tech @ Iowa State
Alabama @ Mississippi
#14 Oregon @ #24 Arizona
Georgetown @ DePaul
#2 Gonzaga @ #23 BYU

Sunday, February 23rd
#9 Penn State @ Indiana
Wichita State @ Cincinnati
Rutgers @ Wisconsin
#7 Maryland @ Ohio State
#21 Butler @ #15 Creighton
USC @ Utah


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on February 20, 2020, 07:05:02 pm
Friday, February 21st
Penn @ Dartmouth
VCU @ St. Louis

Saturday, February 22nd
#3 Kansas @ #1 Baylor
#19 Marquette @ Providence
#22 Houston @ Memphis
Michigan @ Purdue
#12 Villanova @ Xavier
Loyola @ Missouri State
#8 FSU @ NC State
Oklahoma @ OK State
Rhode Island @ Davidson
Florida @ #10 Kentucky
Hofstra @ Delaware
LSU @ South Carolina
Texas Tech @ Iowa State
Alabama @ Mississippi
#14 Oregon @ #24 Arizona
Georgetown @ DePaul
#2 Gonzaga @ #23 BYU

Sunday, February 23rd
#9 Penn State @ Indiana
Wichita State @ Cincinnati
Rutgers @ Wisconsin
#7 Maryland @ Ohio State
#21 Butler @ #15 Creighton
USC @ Utah


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on February 21, 2020, 01:38:56 am
Penn
St. Louis

Kansas
Providence
Houston
Purdue
Villanova
Loyala
Florida State
Oklahoma State
Davidson
Florida
Delaware
LSU
Texas Tech
Alabama
Arizona
Georgetown
BYU

Penn State
Cincinnati
Wisconsin
Ohio State
Butler
USC


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 21, 2020, 09:41:26 am
Week 15:

Friday, February 21st
Penn @ Dartmouth
VCU @ Saint Louis - It's SAINT Louis, please. It's not stylized Loyola (CHI). It's not stylized N. Iowa. Show some respect for Louis IX - Please!

Saturday, February 22nd
#3 Kansas @ #1 Baylor
#19 Marquette @ Providence
#22 Houston @ Memphis
Michigan @ Purdue
#12 Villanova @ Xavier
Loyola Chicago @ Missouri State
#8 FSU @ NC State
Oklahoma @ OK State
Rhode Island @ Davidson
Florida @ #10 Kentucky
Hofstra @ Delaware - This conference tournament is going to be thrilling!
LSU @ South Carolina
Texas Tech @ Iowa State
Alabama @ Mississippi
#14 Oregon @ #24 Arizona
Georgetown @ DePaul
#2 Gonzaga @ #23 BYU

Sunday, February 23rd
#9 Penn State @ Indiana
Wichita State @ Cincinnati
Rutgers @ Wisconsin
#7 Maryland @ Ohio State
#21 Butler @ #15 Creighton
USC @ Utah


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 21, 2020, 10:09:23 am
VCU @ Saint Louis - It's SAINT Louis, please. It's not stylized Loyola (CHI). It's not stylized N. Iowa. Show some respect for Louis IX - Please!

I dunno, it's hard to show much respect for a school with a funny-looking imaginary mascot. ;)

WEEK 16 (not 15)

Penn @ Dartmouth
VCU @ Louis IX

#3 Kansas @ #1 Baylor
#19 Marquette @ Providence
#22 Houston @ Memphis - Quentin Grimes is hurt and doubtful to play, so taking a chance here
Michigan @ Purdue
#12 Villanova @ Xavier
Loyola @ Missouri State
#8 FSU @ NC State
Oklahoma @ OK State
Rhode Island @ Davidson
Florida @ #10 Kentucky
Hofstra @ Delaware
LSU @ South Carolina
Texas Tech @ Iowa State
Alabama @ Mississippi
#14 Oregon @ #24 Arizona - What's happened to Oregon?
Georgetown @ DePaul
#2 Gonzaga @ #23 BYU

#9 Penn State @ Indiana
Wichita State @ Cincinnati
Rutgers @ Wisconsin
#7 Maryland @ Ohio State
#21 Butler @ #15 Creighton
USC @ Utah


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 21, 2020, 09:06:18 pm
It figures.  The one time I pick Penn to win, they lose to 9-14 Dartmouth.

On the plus side, everybody else picked Penn too, so it doesn't make much difference. :)


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 22, 2020, 09:38:15 am
Thursday night...

With 11:30 left in the game, Murray State led Eastern Illinois 50-23.

Final: Eastern Illinois 63, Murray State 60.

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28747528/eastern-illinois-erases-27-point-second-half-deficit-win-buzzer


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 22, 2020, 01:46:35 pm
What a game between Kansas and Baylor so far.  Kansas had led most of the way, but Baylor is on a comeback and trails by 3 with 3+ minutes left.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 22, 2020, 02:55:42 pm
It appears that Bad Purdue has shown up today.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 22, 2020, 04:07:13 pm
Providence was preseason #22 on Torvik and has worked their way back from #96 on December 20 to #35 now. If you only include games since December 20, they are #18 (almost exactly tied with Big Ten champion Maryland).

I had been hyping Maryland as my sleeper for the title behind Zaga/Kansas, but I really think Creighton may need more love in spite of mediocre defense. In this same timeframe, their offense has powered them to #6!!!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 22, 2020, 08:30:52 pm
At halftime, undefeated San Diego State is down by 12 at home to 14-14 UNLV.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on February 22, 2020, 11:03:26 pm


Go Rebels!

No undefeateds in college basketball! Not bad considering we've IIRC lost to them more than any two college basketball team have lost to each other the last seven years!!!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on February 23, 2020, 01:26:57 am
fun day watching college basketball.

BYU puts on a clinic in an upset over #2 Gonzaga.

Rhode Island losing a thriller to Dayton.

Arizona losing to Oregon in a wild finish.

And of course Kansas-Baylor living up to the billing.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 23, 2020, 09:00:35 am
Good job picking BYU, YE.  I really thought about it (especially given my home team bias) but chickened out in the end.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 23, 2020, 12:05:48 pm
After thinking the bubble was stronger than the past couple years, it is now looking equally hideous.

Oklahoma, URI, Cincinnati, Stanford - pick your two teams that probably don't belong anyway. Maybe ETSU will let a bid be stolen.

Purdue, Mississippi State, and Georgetown (and South Carolina?) proved yesterday that they don't belong so UCLA may be the next most viable choice. I see banter that they may only need to win two of three given the teams. Unreal. Great coaching job, Mick Cronin. Coach circles around Sean Miller again next week!

I don't know what I'll do if USC loses today. Indiana and Xavier also don't have particularly kind remaining schedules, but they are 11th and 8th to last teams in. Someone's going to have to actively unseat them while the mid-majors at the cut line can't have yet another slip up.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 23, 2020, 01:03:01 pm
Sprouts, do you think Memphis has any shot at an at-large bid at this point?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 23, 2020, 01:39:30 pm
Sprouts, do you think Memphis has any shot at an at-large bid at this point?

Easily with Houston the schedule and the lack of quality teams. I  put them 8th out this morning in the same area as SC/Bama/Ark but behind teams with quality wins that will surely falter down the stretch. There's so little gap in every resume after Stanford.

The problem is that they are dogs in three of the remaining four including by 9.5 at Houston. If they beat Wichita twice and win at SMU it will be extremely close but lean out. The game in Houston matters a ton.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 23, 2020, 05:39:59 pm
I already had Creighton on the 2 seed line to start the day, but they were in the same tier at Hall, FSU, Nova and Louisville. No longer. This massacre is enough to convince me they belong in the Duke and Dayton tier (and likely much better than either of those teams).


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 23, 2020, 08:16:30 pm
WEEK 16 RESULTS

I went worst-to-first this week by being the only correct picker in three games (Indiana, Memphis, Missouri State) and made a dent in Sprouts's overall lead.

15 GeorgiaModerate
14 YE
13 Illiniwek
11 sjoyce,Sprouts
8 JGibson

The average score was 12.0, which is almost the worst of the season.

There were three unanimous picks, only one of which was correct!

Penn-Dartmouth (wrong)
Saint Louis-VCU
Delaware-Hofstra (wrong)

Games with a single dissenter (asterisk = dissenter was right):

Houston-Memphis (*)
Purdue-Michigan (*)
Loyola-Missouri State (*)
Kentucky-Florida
Texas Tech-Iowa State
Gonzaga-BYU (*)
Penn State-Indiana (*)
Wisconsin-Rutgers
Creighton-Butler

Overall standings:

245 Sprouts
238 GeorgiaModerate
229 Illiniwek
221 JGibson
214 sjoyce
178 YE
152 dfw
98 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on February 24, 2020, 01:40:54 am
Week 17:

Friday, February 28th
Wright State @ Northern Kentucky – 6pm — ESPNU
Texas State @ UT-Arlington – 8pm — ESPN2

Saturday, February 29th
#9 Penn State @ #20 Iowa – 11am – BTN
#8 Florida State @ Clemson – 1pm – ACCNX
Florida @ Tennessee – 1pm
Akron @ Buffalo – 1pm – ESPN3
#16 Seton Hall @ #19 Marquette – 1:30pm – FOX
Oklahoma @ #17 West Virginia – 3pm – ESPN2
Notre Dame @ Wake – 3pm – ACCNX
UNC-Greensboro @ Chattanooga – 3:30pm – ESPN+
#6 Duke @ Virginia – 5pm – ESPN
Penn @ Brown – 5pm – ESPN+
Arkansas @ Georgia – 5pm – SECN
Loyola @ Bradley – 6pm – ESPN3
#4 San Diego State @ Nevada – 7pm
Michigan State @ #7 Maryland – 7pm – ESPN
South Carolina @ Alabama – 7:30pm – SECN
Saint Mary’s @ #2 Gonzaga – 9pm

Frankly think it’s kind of ridiculous that you can’t watch the #2 or the #4 team in the country (even if those are both gonna fall pretty rapidly after both lost) on national TV as each faces one of their best conference opponents, but I don’t make the rules

Sunday, March 1st
#15 Creighton @ St. John’s – 11am – FS1
Xavier @ Georgetown – 1pm – CBS
Saint Louis @ Rhode Island – 1pm – ESPNU
Michigan @ #25 Ohio State – 3pm – CBS
Wichita State @ SMU – 3pm – ESPNU
#18 Colorado @ Stanford – 5pm – ESPNU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on February 25, 2020, 10:25:30 am
Week 17:

Friday, February 28th
Wright State @ Northern Kentucky – 6pm — ESPNU
Texas State @ UT-Arlington – 8pm — ESPN2

Saturday, February 29th
#9 Penn State @ #20 Iowa – 11am – BTN
#8 Florida State @ Clemson – 1pm – ACCNX
Florida @ Tennessee – 1pm
Akron @ Buffalo – 1pm – ESPN3
#16 Seton Hall @ #19 Marquette – 1:30pm – FOX
Oklahoma @ #17 West Virginia – 3pm – ESPN2
Notre Dame @ Wake – 3pm – ACCNX
UNC-Greensboro @ Chattanooga – 3:30pm – ESPN+
#6 Duke @ Virginia – 5pm – ESPN
Penn @ Brown – 5pm – ESPN+
Arkansas @ Georgia – 5pm – SECN
Loyola @ Bradley – 6pm – ESPN3
#4 San Diego State @ Nevada – 7pm
Michigan State @ #7 Maryland – 7pm – ESPN
South Carolina @ Alabama – 7:30pm – SECN
Saint Mary’s @ #2 Gonzaga – 9pm

Sunday, March 1st
#15 Creighton @ St. John’s – 11am – FS1
Xavier @ Georgetown – 1pm – CBS
Saint Louis @ Rhode Island – 1pm – ESPNU
Michigan @ #25 Ohio State – 3pm – CBS
Wichita State @ SMU – 3pm – ESPNU
#18 Colorado @ Stanford – 5pm – ESPNU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on February 27, 2020, 06:54:54 pm
Week 17:

Friday, February 28th
Wright State @ Northern Kentucky – 6pm — ESPNU
Texas State @ UT-Arlington – 8pm — ESPN2

Saturday, February 29th
#9 Penn State @ #20 Iowa – 11am – BTN
#8 Florida State @ Clemson – 1pm – ACCNX
Florida @ Tennessee – 1pm
Akron @ Buffalo – 1pm – ESPN3
#16 Seton Hall @ #19 Marquette – 1:30pm – FOX
Oklahoma @ #17 West Virginia – 3pm – ESPN2
Notre Dame @ Wake – 3pm – ACCNX
UNC-Greensboro @ Chattanooga – 3:30pm – ESPN+
#6 Duke @ Virginia – 5pm – ESPN
Penn @ Brown – 5pm – ESPN+
Arkansas @ Georgia – 5pm – SECN
Loyola @ Bradley – 6pm – ESPN3
#4 San Diego State @ Nevada – 7pm
Michigan State @
#7 Maryland – 7pm – ESPN
South Carolina @ Alabama – 7:30pm – SECN
Saint Mary’s @ #2 Gonzaga – 9pm


Sunday, March 1st
#15 Creighton @ St. John’s – 11am – FS1
Xavier @ Georgetown – 1pm – CBS
Saint Louis @ Rhode Island – 1pm – ESPNU
Michigan @ #25 Ohio State – 3pm – CBS
Wichita State @ SMU – 3pm – ESPNU
#18 Colorado @ Stanford – 5pm – ESPNU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 27, 2020, 07:15:20 pm
I've just now gotten around to setting up the spreadsheet (it's been one of those weeks), and noticed there are only 24 games on the list.

ETA: JGibson, you have a game with both teams picked.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 27, 2020, 07:57:40 pm
Friday, February 28th
Wright State @ Northern Kentucky – 6pm — ESPNU - I think Wright State will win but no risk homer pick!
Texas State @ UT-Arlington – 8pm — ESPN2 - WHERE DID TEXAS STATE COME FROM

Saturday, February 29th
#9 Penn State @ #20 Iowa – 11am – BTN
#8 Florida State @ Clemson – 1pm – ACCNX
Florida @ Tennessee – 1pm
Akron @ Buffalo – 1pm – ESPN3
#16 Seton Hall @ #19 Marquette – 1:30pm – FOX
Oklahoma @ #17 West Virginia – 3pm – ESPN2
Notre Dame @ Wake – 3pm – ACCNX - Childress had me tearing up. Want Wake to be over .500 like nothing else!
UNC-Greensboro @ Chattanooga – 3:30pm – ESPN+
#6 Duke @ Virginia – 5pm – ESPN
Penn @ Brown – 5pm – ESPN+
Arkansas @ Georgia – 5pm – SECN
Loyola @ Bradley – 6pm – ESPN3
#4 San Diego State @ Nevada – 7pm
Michigan State @ #7 Maryland – 7pm – ESPN
South Carolina @ Alabama – 7:30pm – SECN
Saint Mary’s @ #2 Gonzaga – 9pm

Sunday, March 1st
#15 Creighton @ St. John’s – 11am – FS1
Xavier @ Georgetown – 1pm – CBS - No faith in Georgetown's health but very scary game here!
Saint Louis @ Rhode Island – 1pm – ESPNU
Michigan @ #25 Ohio State – 3pm – CBS
Wichita State @ SMU – 3pm – ESPNU
#18 Colorado @ Stanford – 5pm – ESPNU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on February 27, 2020, 11:59:20 pm
I am completely dumbfounded how either Miller brother continues to hold a top 15 coaching job, especially Sean. Just a complete and total waste of player talent (well, talent he purchased) that is ruined by awful coaching yet again. Stone Gettings' transfer year wasted. Zeke's year is wasted. Nico Mannion had a chance to go to so many better programs. His Xavier teams were some of my favorites but I was such a naive child then. Arizona can and must do much better.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on February 28, 2020, 12:43:29 pm
Week 17:

Friday, February 28th
Wright State @ Northern Kentucky
Texas State @ UT-Arlington

Saturday, February 29th
Penn State @ #20 Iowa
Florida State @ Clemson
Florida @ Tennessee
Akron @ Buffalo
Seton Hall @ Marquette
Oklahoma @ West Virginia
Notre Dame @ Wake Forest
UNC-Greensboro @ Chattanooga
Duke @ Virginia
Penn @ Brown
Arkansas @ Georgia
Loyola @ Bradley
San Diego State @ Nevada
Michigan State @ Maryland
South Carolina @ Alabama
Saint Mary’s @ Gonzaga

Sunday, March 1st
Creighton @ St. John’s
Xavier @ Georgetown
Saint Louis @ Rhode Island
Michigan @ Ohio State
Wichita State @ SMU
Colorado @ Stanford


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 28, 2020, 01:34:16 pm
I'll pick Northern Kentucky and Texas State for now, will do the others later tonight or tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 29, 2020, 08:50:46 am
The rest of my picks:

#9 Penn State @ #20 Iowa – 11am – BTN
#8 Florida State @ Clemson – 1pm – ACCNX
Florida @ Tennessee – 1pm
Akron @ Buffalo – 1pm – ESPN3
#16 Seton Hall @ #19 Marquette – 1:30pm – FOX
Oklahoma @ #17 West Virginia – 3pm – ESPN2
Notre Dame @ Wake – 3pm – ACCNX
UNC-Greensboro @ Chattanooga – 3:30pm – ESPN+
#6 Duke @ Virginia – 5pm – ESPN
Penn @ Brown – 5pm – ESPN+
Arkansas @ Georgia – 5pm – SECN
Loyola @ Bradley – 6pm – ESPN3
#4 San Diego State @ Nevada – 7pm
Michigan State @ #7 Maryland – 7pm – ESPN
South Carolina @ Alabama – 7:30pm – SECN
Saint Mary’s @ #2 Gonzaga – 9pm

#15 Creighton @ St. John’s – 11am – FS1
Xavier @ Georgetown – 1pm – CBS
Saint Louis @ Rhode Island – 1pm – ESPNU
Michigan @ #25 Ohio State – 3pm – CBS
Wichita State @ SMU – 3pm – ESPNU
#18 Colorado @ Stanford – 5pm – ESPNU


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on February 29, 2020, 01:53:20 pm
I've done amateur Bracketology for many years (since I was a kid).  Tomorrow, I'm going to do my initial projections and will post them here, if y'all like!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 29, 2020, 01:56:29 pm
I've done amateur Bracketology for many years (since I was a kid).  Tomorrow, I'm going to do my initial projections and will post them here, if y'all like!

Go for it.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 29, 2020, 02:45:53 pm
Two Top 25 teams (Villanova and Texas Tech) have already lost at home to underdogs today.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on February 29, 2020, 04:00:32 pm
Florida St and Baylor both in big trouble on the road.  Kind of funny if Clemson beats Duke, Louisville and FSU, but has no chance at a bid unless they run the tourney (meaning probably beating two of them again).


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 29, 2020, 04:17:18 pm
Florida St and Baylor both in big trouble on the road.  Kind of funny if Clemson beats Duke, Louisville and FSU, but has no chance at a bid unless they run the tourney (meaning probably beating two of them again).

FSU and Baylor both lost.  Lots of close ones today.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on February 29, 2020, 08:56:33 pm
Chaos continues.  Duke and West Virginia also lost.  San Diego State is down 9 at the half on the road.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on March 01, 2020, 03:32:45 am
UCLA now in front of the Pac 12 and I’m finding it hard not to root for them. And I normally hate UCLA but given how chaotic their coaching search was and their slow start, Cronin’s squad is a few good story.

Also Smilo with Texas, Virginia, UCLA, Oklahoma all winning and Utah State losing the bubble wasn’t exactly static this weekend.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 01, 2020, 09:38:29 am
I'll see what ER comes up with and may share my bubble after. The Top 4 seed chaos is even more demotivating because we thought we had it all figured out. Can't wait to see what Warren Nolan shows when it loads properly. We all did turrible this week.

Maryland somehow still remains a 2 seed even though they have long been almost assured of blowing a 3 game conference lead for a week and a half now. I don't know if this can possibly last.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 01, 2020, 10:18:43 am
One thing that's clear is that we've done a lot worse picking basketball than football.  Is basketball just inherently more variable?  Or maybe particularly so this year?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 01, 2020, 01:56:25 pm
St. John's making a late push for the NIT by shooting 70% from 3 to extend their lead to 20 over Creighton. This game is at Carnesecca not MSG (and 95 year old Luigi Carnesecca is attendance). It's a 12 foot drop to storm the court from the student risers, which would be even crazier than the court in Provo. I can't imagine that is remotely possible but I'm hoping for it. If I were a student I would try! Some AAC hack was ragging on UConn for having to play St. John's next year, but I think LJ Figueroa as a senior will be better than Shamorie Ponds and that Mike Anderson's first recruiting class will have this team back very quickly and likely a top contender in the Big East.

Back to this season, they will be favored here against Marquette too in a what will be a senior day to remember.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 01, 2020, 06:13:14 pm
What the heck happened in Wichita State-SMU?  The last score I saw had Wichita down 50-26, then then ended up winning 66-62.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 01, 2020, 07:57:29 pm
One of my favourite matters to track this week - especially as part of St. Francis (Brooklyn)'s diehard Terrier fanbase - is that of that longest NCAA Tournament droughts. This week there is a rather decent probability that the Forgotten Four become the Tortured Three (The Terriers would only be joined by military academies :().

William & Mary is the 2-seed in the Colonial bracket, and they drew just about the weakest 3-seed imaginable (avoiding Charleston and Delaware in favor of Towson). This will be their 82nd chance to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, and they hope to finally break the curse. Good luck to the Tribe! I track droughts exceeding 15 years, and the #1 seed in this bracket is Hofstra. Despite last year being terrific for Hofstra, they failed to win the Colonial Tournament meaning they have missed 18 consecutive NCAA Tournaments. This was supposed to be the rebuild year, so it would be nice vengeance for the remaining players to end this streak short of 20! (e: KenPom does not like W&M's chances and loves Northeastern as the 6-seed! 12.6% chance for the Tribe. 29.6% chance for Hofstra.)

Of course this season's darling is Rutgers, who last made the tournament 29 years ago. But they share the distinction of 34th longest drought with three others who standing a fighting chance. Towson, the 3 seed from the aforementioned Colonial would also be a streakbreaker, but I am most optimistic for #2 St. Francis (PA) who per KenPom is a slight favourite in the NEC despite having a potential road championship game against their neighbor to look forward to. The final member of the classic 1991 tournament is Louisiana Tech, who is likely to be the 3 seed in Conference-USA. However, they have an uphill battle having lost to the 2-seed twice already.

Some other teams positioned to break the streak are:
Bowling Green - They have the third longest drought among teams who have once tasted the joys of March - way back in 1968 (tell us about it, GM - they lost to the team that lost to the team that lost to the team that lost to the team that won the national title so I'm sure it was a memorable game :P)! Akron may be most beloved in the NET, but Bowling Green may just wind up as the 1-seed in the MAC Tournament with a week to go.
Furman - the drought may hit 40 years as they are once again the 2-seed in a super strong SoCon but have proven to be every bit ETSU's equal throughout the season. I watched Round 2 between these foes, and I hope we get a Round 3 in the SoCon title. If they lose this year, I don't think it will last much longer with a very dedicated Athletics Department.

There are about eight teams looking for their first bid who are the 3 seed or 4 seed in their conference, but most seem rather unlikely candidates. The only "returning" team from this range would be Duquesne from the Class of 1977 who had a nice season but has way too much competition. I think someone like Saint Louis could beat Dayton; but Duquesne sounds like a gift for UD.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 01, 2020, 08:40:26 pm
Sorry, the only thing I remember from the 67-68 season was the famous Astrodome game in which Houston and Elvin Hayes broke a 47-game winning streak by UCLA (featuring Lew Alcindor, before he was Kareem).  UCLA later avenged this loss in the Final Four.

I vaguely remember the '69 tournament, and definitely the 1970 one featuring the championship game between UCLA (now led by Sidney Wicks, Alcindor having gone to the Bucks) over Artis Gilmore's Jacksonville.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 01, 2020, 08:42:36 pm
WEEK 17 RESULTS

JGibson won the week, while Sprouts likely sewed up the overall title.

14 JGibson
12 GeorgiaModerate, Sprouts
11 sjoyce
9 Illiniwek
(only 24 games this week)

The average score was 11.6, which in percentage terms is about the same as the last couple weeks.

Unanimous picks:

Northern Kentucky-Wright State (wrong)
Texas State-UTA
FSU-Clemson (wrong)
Marquette-Seton Hall (wrong)
Duke-Virginia (wrong)
Penn-Brown
San Diego State-Nevada
Gonzaga-St. Mary's
Creighton-St. John's (wrong)

Games with one dissenter (asterisk = dissenter was right):

UNC Greensboro-Chattanooga (*)
Georgia-Arkansas
Alabama-South Carolina
Ohio State-Michigan

Overall standings, with one week to go:

257 Sprouts
250 GeorgiaModerate
238 Illiniwek
235 JGibson
225 sjoyce
178 YE
152 dfw
98 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on March 01, 2020, 08:52:10 pm
Good God, Minnesota.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on March 02, 2020, 01:45:26 pm
Week 18:

Friday, March 6
Buffalo @ Bowling Green State – 5pm – ESPNU
Richmond @ Duquesne – 6pm – ESPN+
#6 Missouri State vs. #3 Indiana State [MVC tournament] – 8:30pm – ESPN+

Saturday, March 7
#14 Villanova @ Georgetown – 11am – FOX
#24 Wisconsin @ Indiana – 11am
Marquette @ St. John’s – 11am
#4 Baylor @ West Virginia – 12pm – ESPN+
#6 Kentucky @ Florida – 12pm – CBS
#1 Kansas @ Texas Tech – 1pm – ESPN
#8 Seton Hall @ #11 Creighton – 1:30pm – FOX
#5 Western Carolina vs. #4 Mercer [SoCon tournament] – 1:30pm – ESPN+
Alabama @ Missouri – 1:30pm – SEC
UCLA @ USC – 2:15pm – CBS
#10 Louisville @ #22 Virginia – 3pm – ESPN
North Carolina @ #12 Duke – 5pm – ESPN
Yale @ Harvard – 6pm – ESPN+
SMU @ South Florida – 6pm – ESPN3
Western Kentucky @ Florida International – 6pm
Butler @ Xavier – 7:30pm – FS1
Stanford @ #13 Oregon – 10pm – FS1

Sunday, March 8
#25 Michigan @ #9 Maryland – 11am – FOX
#19 Ohio State @ #16 Michigan State – 3:30pm – CBS
#18 Iowa @ #23 Illinois – 6pm – BTN
#4 Nebraska-Omaha vs #5 Oral Roberts [Summit League tournament] – 6pm – ESPN+
#6 Northeastern vs. #3 Towson [CAA tournament] – 7:30pm

There are gonna be a lot of great games in the championship bracket that we just don’t know yet — look out for ETSU playing the Western Carolina–Mercer winner on Sunday afternoon and a potential UNC-Greensboro–Furman matchup that evening, as well as the possibility of UNI vs Bradley and Loyola vs Indiana State on Saturday (and a championship game on Sunday). The Mountain West championship game will also be on Saturday. I picked a handful of conference championship games, but I can’t include the best of them and still get this up before the weekend.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Pro-Life Single Issue Voter on March 02, 2020, 06:54:31 pm
2020 First Crack Bracketology:
Projected conference champs in bold and projected First Four participants in italics.

1 Seeds: Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor, San Diego State
2 Seeds: Florida State, Dayton, Kentucky, Duke
3 Seeds: Seton Hall, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State
4 Seeds: Creighton, Villanova, Oregon, Arizona
5 Seeds: Ohio State, Auburn, Colorado, Penn State
6 Seeds: BYU, Butler, Iowa, Wisconsin
7 Seeds: Marquette, Houston, West Virginia, Michigan
8 Seeds: Illinois, Texas Tech, Saint Mary's, LSU
9 Seeds: Stanford, Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma
10 Seeds: Providence, Northern Iowa, Indiana, Rutgers
11 Seeds: ETSU, Arizona State, USC, Utah State/Wichita State
12 Seeds: Xavier/NC State, Liberty, UCLA, Yale
13 Seeds: Vermont, Stephen F. Austin, Akron, North Texas
14 Seeds: Belmont, New Mexico State, Colgate, UC-Irvine
15 Seeds: Hofstra, North Dakota State, Wright State, Eastern Washington
16 Seeds: Little Rock, Winthrop, Prairie View/Siena, Robert Morris/North Carolina A&T

Last Four Byes:
Indiana
Rutgers
Arizona State
USC

Last Four In:
Utah State
Wichita State
Xavier
NC State

First Four Out:
Richmond
Cincinnati
Purdue
Mississippi State

Next Four Out:
Texas
Rhode Island
Alabama
Arkansas

Third Four Out:
South Carolina
Minnesota
Clemson
Memphis

Bids By Conference:
Big Ten: 10
Pac-12: 7
Big East: 7
Big 12: 5
ACC: 5
SEC: 4
WCC: 3
American: 2
MWC: 2


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Illiniwek on March 03, 2020, 10:33:36 am

Week 18:

Friday, March 6
Buffalo @ Bowling Green State – 5pm – ESPNU
Richmond @ Duquesne – 6pm – ESPN+
#6 Missouri State vs. #3 Indiana State [MVC tournament] – 8:30pm – ESPN+

Saturday, March 7
#14 Villanova @ Georgetown – 11am – FOX
#24 Wisconsin @ Indiana – 11am
Marquette @ St. John’s – 11am
#4 Baylor @ West Virginia – 12pm – ESPN+
#6 Kentucky @ Florida – 12pm – CBS
#1 Kansas @ Texas Tech – 1pm – ESPN
#8 Seton Hall @ #11 Creighton – 1:30pm – FOX
#5 Western Carolina vs. #4 Mercer [SoCon tournament] – 1:30pm – ESPN+
Alabama @ Missouri – 1:30pm – SEC
UCLA @ USC – 2:15pm – CBS
#10 Louisville @ #22 Virginia – 3pm – ESPN
North Carolina @ #12 Duke – 5pm – ESPN
Yale @ Harvard – 6pm – ESPN+
SMU @ South Florida – 6pm – ESPN3
Western Kentucky @ Florida International – 6pm
Butler @ Xavier – 7:30pm – FS1
Stanford @ #13 Oregon – 10pm – FS1

Sunday, March 8
#25 Michigan @ #9 Maryland – 11am – FOX
#19 Ohio State @ #16 Michigan State – 3:30pm – CBS
#18 Iowa @ #23 Illinois – 6pm – BTN Revenge game!
#4 Nebraska-Omaha vs #5 Oral Roberts [Summit League tournament] – 6pm – ESPN+
#6 Northeastern vs. #3 Towson [CAA tournament] – 7:30pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on March 04, 2020, 10:25:57 am
Not only were the primaries a disaster, Oklahoma lost to Texas in a heartbreaker. Really ugly and defensively fought game but we missed 2 FT's (despite shooting 21/29 from the line on the game and getting 27 more FT attempts than Texas) late and Matt Coleman sunk the game winning 3 with .4 seconds :(


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 04, 2020, 11:24:02 am
Not only were the primaries a disaster, Oklahoma lost to Texas in a heartbreaker. Really ugly and defensively fought game but we missed 2 FT's (despite shooting 21/29 from the line on the game and getting 27 more FT attempts than Texas) late and Matt Coleman sunk the game winning 3 with .4 seconds :(

Texas had only two FT attempts?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: JGibson on March 04, 2020, 03:57:56 pm
Week 18:

Friday, March 6
Buffalo @ Bowling Green State – 5pm – ESPNU
Richmond @ Duquesne – 6pm – ESPN+
#6 Missouri State vs. #3 Indiana State [MVC tournament] – 8:30pm – ESPN+

Saturday, March 7
#14 Villanova @ Georgetown – 11am – FOX
#24 Wisconsin @ Indiana – 11am
Marquette @ St. John’s – 11am
#4 Baylor @ West Virginia – 12pm – ESPN+
#6 Kentucky @ Florida – 12pm – CBS
#1 Kansas @ Texas Tech – 1pm – ESPN
#8 Seton Hall @ #11 Creighton – 1:30pm – FOX
#5 Western Carolina vs. #4 Mercer [SoCon tournament] – 1:30pm – ESPN+
Alabama @ Missouri – 1:30pm – SEC
UCLA @ USC – 2:15pm – CBS
#10 Louisville @ #22 Virginia – 3pm – ESPN
North Carolina @ #12 Duke – 5pm – ESPN
Yale @ Harvard – 6pm – ESPN+
SMU @ South Florida – 6pm – ESPN3
Western Kentucky @ Florida International – 6pm
Butler @ Xavier – 7:30pm – FS1
Stanford @ #13 Oregon – 10pm – FS1

Sunday, March 8
#25 Michigan @ #9 Maryland – 11am – FOX
#19 Ohio State @ #16 Michigan State – 3:30pm – CBS
#18 Iowa @ #23 Illinois – 6pm – BTN
#4 Nebraska-Omaha vs #5 Oral Roberts [Summit League tournament] – 6pm – ESPN+
#6 Northeastern vs. #3 Towson [CAA tournament] – 7:30pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 04, 2020, 09:23:19 pm
Just want to give some recognition to Buzz Williams - never a coach I loved because he abandoned an historic school in the Big East for an ACC doormat. I thought he merely carried on thanks to Tom Crean's coattails for the Golden Eagles, but I couldn't be further off. The sweet spot of the third to fifth years coaching Virginia Tech led to back-to-back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances at a place with no basketball culture. And yet he elects to leave that for an even more ambitious project - an SEC school without a Final Four appearance yet a rather grand budget. He started off the non-conference schedule with a P6 team rated in the analytics outside the top 300 and on pace to be the worst power team of all-time. He transformed this lackluster team to a team that could comfortably win on the road against a top 25 team. This may be the coach that eventually brings a Final Four banner to College Station.

Now, I don't have much respect for this incarnation of Auburn, but I hope this home loss confirms them for the last 6/top 7 seed that their analytics say they deserve rather than the 4/5 the media keeps trying to give them. - Butler on the other hand with all three injured starters looking healthy tonight should be back in the top 5 seed discussion once again. The defense is back.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 04, 2020, 10:37:14 pm
Myles Powell's senior night may be one of those classic games between two giants that define this era of the New Big East. What a slugfest between two of the nation's most elite teams - one the titan of the last decade that sets the bar and one the more talented team trying to shed its painful history, change the guard atop of the conference, and avenge a few close calls against that giant in the 2017 and 2019 Big East Tournaments.

This is definitely up there with the 2018 overtime thriller for the title in Madison Square Garden where Ed Cooley split his pants. The teams are more evenly matched here. If the Pirates fall to Creighton and miss their chance at an outright title, it will greatly impact how we remember it as a missed opportunity as perhaps one of the games with the most bragging rights associated with it.

I really hope Myles Powell makes the most of his chance in the Big Dance and may we not run into him again too soon!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 04, 2020, 10:49:48 pm
WHAT - A - FINISH! WOW!

It just means more!

Georgetown is no longer our top rivalry game. Really blessed that we just get to maul them and have so many iconic games against our nearby neighbor.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on March 05, 2020, 03:04:29 pm
Week 18:

Friday, March 6
Buffalo @ Bowling Green State
Richmond @ Duquesne
#6 Missouri State vs. #3 Indiana State

Saturday, March 7
#14 Villanova @ Georgetown
#24 Wisconsin @ Indiana
Marquette @ St. John’s
#4 Baylor @ West Virginia
#6 Kentucky @ Florida
#1 Kansas @ Texas Tech
#8 Seton Hall @ #11 Creighton
#5 Western Carolina vs. #4 Mercer
Alabama @ Missouri
UCLA @ USC
#10 Louisville @ #22 Virginia
North Carolina @ #12 Duke
Yale @ Harvard
SMU @ South Florida
Western Kentucky @ Florida International
Butler @ Xavier
Stanford @ #13 Oregon

Sunday, March 8
#25 Michigan @ #9 Maryland
#19 Ohio State @ #16 Michigan State
#18 Iowa @ #23 Illinois
#4 Nebraska-Omaha vs #5 Oral Roberts
#6 Northeastern vs. #3 Towson


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 06, 2020, 08:06:44 am
Picks for tonight: Bowling Green, Duquesne, and Indiana State.  I'll do the others later or tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on March 06, 2020, 11:25:27 am
It's extremely hard to pay attention to an election cycle and basketball and have a day job this time of year.  I gotta remember to just take March off every 4 years.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on March 06, 2020, 11:31:06 am
Buffalo
Duquesne
Indiana State

Villanova
Wisconsin
St John's
West Virginia
Kentucky
Kansas
Creighton
Mercer
Alabama
USC
Louisville
Duke
Yale
SMU
FIU
Xavier
Oregon

Maryland
Michigan State
Illinois
Nebraska-Omaha
Townson


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 06, 2020, 05:23:45 pm
Friday, March 6
Buffalo @ Bowling Green State
Richmond @ Duquesne
#6 Missouri State vs. #3 Indiana State

Saturday, March 7
#14 Villanova @ Georgetown
#24 Wisconsin @ Indiana
Marquette @ St. John’s
#4 Baylor @ West Virginia
#6 Kentucky @ Florida
#1 Kansas @ Texas Tech
#8 Seton Hall @ #11 Creighton
#5 Western Carolina vs. #4 Mercer
Alabama @ Missouri
UCLA @ USC
#10 Louisville @ #22 Virginia - The luck just doesn't run out
North Carolina @ #12 Duke
Yale @ Harvard
SMU @ South Florida
Western Kentucky @ Florida International
Butler @ Xavier
Stanford @ #13 Oregon

Sunday, March 8
#25 Michigan @ #9 Maryland
#19 Ohio State @ #16 Michigan State
#18 Iowa @ #23 Illinois
#4 Nebraska-Omaha vs #5 Oral Roberts
#6 Northeastern vs. #3 Towson


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on March 07, 2020, 01:17:08 am
And 1,2 and 3 are out in the Valley tourney(UNI, Loyola and ISU).  Don't think UNI gets an at large. Final 4 are Bradley, Valpo, Mo St. and Drake.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 07, 2020, 08:16:59 am
Well, I've started out a sterling 0-3 (at least I'm not the only one).  Here are the rest of my picks:

#14 Villanova @ Georgetown
#24 Wisconsin @ Indiana
Marquette @ St. John’s
#4 Baylor @ West Virginia
#6 Kentucky @ Florida
#1 Kansas @ Texas Tech
#8 Seton Hall @ #11 Creighton
#5 Western Carolina vs. #4 Mercer
Alabama @ Missouri
UCLA @ USC
#10 Louisville @ #22 Virginia
North Carolina @ #12 Duke
Yale @ Harvard
SMU @ South Florida
Western Kentucky @ Florida International
Butler @ Xavier
Stanford @ #13 Oregon

#25 Michigan @ #9 Maryland
#19 Ohio State @ #16 Michigan State
#18 Iowa @ #23 Illinois
#4 Nebraska-Omaha vs #5 Oral Roberts
#6 Northeastern vs. #3 Towson


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on March 07, 2020, 11:58:52 am
And 1,2 and 3 are out in the Valley tourney(UNI, Loyola and ISU).  Don't think UNI gets an at large. Final 4 are Bradley, Valpo, Mo St. and Drake.

I wanted to sit down and pick which conferences would have outsiders (of the tourney) win them and the Valley was high on my list.  The American is on the list too, but it hard to tell who's in and out on a daily basis in that conference, plus i was shocked  to realize Tulsa was still the 1st place team in the league, and they would be an outsider if they actually won the conference tourney, which i would be double shocked if they did. Super Tuesday pretty much dissolved my efforts.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 07, 2020, 02:43:45 pm
I was really dreaming of a Bradley-Loyola final. Sad, but go Braves!

I still feel really strongly that UConn is among the best teams in the American and deserves to be at least co-favourites, but their fans seem a bit delusional about their hot streak by counting wins over USF and ECU and ignoring losses to Temple because OT. Bouknight has legitimately come on strong as a freshman though.

The A-10 is also a place where people anticipate havoc. Saint Louis as the 4 seed is a popular pick to cause match-up problems for Dayton. Davidson was hot until they got manhandled by Richmond, who could be their opponent in the 2-7 game. I also love this Bonnies team, but I don't see them stopping Dayton if they get past Saint Louis - they are young, so next year will be their time. Richmond over Saint Louis would be my pick.

C-USA, CAA and Sun Belt are also probably some of the ones I am seriously looking out for a handful of 4 or lower seeds though that's not necessarily uncommon. For a shock, maybe the Big West. Irvine has been merely ok against a bunch of very mediocre teams so I would't be shocked if they slip up


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 07, 2020, 03:15:55 pm
Kentucky, down 18 at Florida with 12 minutes left, came back to win 71-70.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 07, 2020, 03:44:53 pm
Review of Preseason Polls time! Some of the worst picks singled out.

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American: 1A. Houston 1B. Memphis 3. Cincinnati 4. Wichita State 5. USF 6. UConn 7. Temple 8. SMU 9. UCF 10. Tulsa 11. ECU 12. Tulane - Three very serious Final Four contenders and a highly thought of team returning to prominence in Wichita. Each of the next three will have their chances to make their case, but I think this will ultimately be top-heavy.

TULSA got no respect! In such a weak conference. The most unlikely of champions! The analytics still like Houston; Memphis was harmed by eligibility. Cincinnati's coaching change went far from seamlessly early on.

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Atlantic 10: 1. VCU 2. Davidson 3. Dayton 4. Rhode Island 5. St. Bonnies 6. Richmond 7. Saint Louis 8. Duquesne 9. George Mason 10. La Salle 11. UMass 12. George Washington 13. St. Joseph's 14. Fordham

VCU LOL. Davidson playing to their true potential all season long would probably make this look OK, but they are predicting results not final talent. Move those two behind Duquesne, and we wouldn't feel like idiots.

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ACC: 1. Duke 2. UNC 3. Louisville 4. Virginia 5. Florida State 6. NC State 7. Notre Dame 8. Syracuse 9. Miami 10. Pitt 11. Clemson 12. Georgia Tech 13. Boston College 14. Virginia Tech 15. Wake Forest - Three very serious national title contenders and two ol' reliable teams. The depth of this conference will rely on the next three because the expectations are very low for the bottom half. I am glad the media is hyping Notre Dame's return, but I definitely have some question marks there.

UNC is going to be dead last, which is public knowledge. But just as bad is Georgia Tech pulling out a sneaky fifth place finish despite being ineligible for postseason play and picked 12th. Just Pastner's luck...

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Big East: 1. Seton Hall 2. Villanova 3. Xavier 4. Marquette 5. Providence 6. Georgetown 7. Creighton 8. Butler 9. St. John's 10. DePaul - Seven contenders hope to get at least six bids and perhaps some wins to improve on last year's epic disappointments.

It's not an awful pick because the conference just wound up being much better than expected, but Creighton in 7th and potentially winning the conference today (or at least third place) is a big miss. Butler is also a miss given that they are fighting for a four seed in the NCAA Tournament but as not far off from the final conference placement.

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Big Ten: 1. Michigan State 2. Maryland 3. Ohio State 4. Purdue 5. Michigan 6. Wisconsin 7. Illinois 8. Iowa 9. Penn State 10. Indiana 11. Minnesota 12. Rutgers 13. Nebraska 14. Northwestern - My spring forecast flipped Minnesota and Wisconsin - I know Wisconsin tends to find hidden gems, but the loss of Happ is enormous - and slotted Iowa four slots higher. I pegged it as an eight bid league at the time, which feels slightly high. I think Illinois can get it done. I am less certain that Penn State is capable should the Illini fail.

Purdue is really the worst you can fault here if they finish 10th by losing to Rutgers today. We expected the conference to be deep, and it was deeper than ever thought possible. I am more embarrassed by my own preseason love for Minnesota and failing to believe in co-champion Wisconsin. So bundled that the coaches picks are largely right.

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Colonial: 1. Hofstra 2. Charleston 3. Northeastern 4. James Madison 5. Delaware - Hofstra loses their star and plays perhaps too light a schedule. Every game is winnable including UCLA, but I think everyone will take multiple lumps in conference play to prevent an at-large. I see a new winner this year.

I can't fault them given the depth, but leaving Wiliam & Mary out of the top five looks rough in hindsight when JAMES MADISON (2-16) got included. I will accept my accolades on UCLA being ripe for Hofstra's picking, but I deny that I ever said a new (regular season) champion would arise this season. :P

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C-USA: 1. WKU 2. UTSA 3. Louisiana Tech 4A. UTEP 4B. Old Dominion 6. UAB ---- UTEP returns?! KenPom loves them too. I've awaited this for so long! But the story will be if WKU can compete with higher rated Cincinnati, Arkansas, Belmont and URI in order to build a bubbly resume.


I will not criticize the UTEP pick given that there were chemistry and discipline issues that prevented greatness, but they are tied for 10th with UTSA, which I never understood! North Texas wound up being the good Texas team!! (At least they knew Rice would be bad.) Charlotte also shocked us by being back ahead of schedule.

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MAAC: 1. Iona 2. Rider 3. Quinnipiac 4. Monmouth 5. Manhattan 6. Siena - Really hoping this will be Baker Dunleavy's breakout season at QU! He is surrounded by all the traditional powers (save Niagara) plus recent breakout program, Rider though the coaches see this as a two horse race.

No respect for ultimate champion Siena and even less respect for St. Peter's who finished a close second. Iona was down in sixth. They picked the wrong traditional programs in first and sixth!

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MVC: 1. Missouri State 2. Bradley 3. UNI 4. Loyola (IL) - The Ramblers did bring in a nationally ranked recruiting class but will be very young.

Naturally Missouri State, the sixth seed, will probably be in the MVC championship. I think they are talented but just underperformed and that the other three are clearly the cream of the crop.

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Patriot: 1. Colgate 2. Bucknell 3. American - Second place may be the most interesting race to watch. Colgate got a national AP vote, and it wasn't an accident!!

Bucknell was awful finishing seventh but naturally beat American to reach the PL Semifinals. Watch them reach the finale....

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Pac-12: 1. Oregon 2. Colorado 3. Washington 4. Arizona 5. USC 6. Arizona State 7. Oregon State 8. UCLA 9. Utah 10. Stanford 11. Washington State 12. Cal - Has the turnaround year finally arrived?! The hype says the same thing as I said for the Big 12 - Seven contenders fighting for about five bids though I remain slightly skeptical of Colorado's miraculous growth this quickly.

UCLA, picked eight, goes for the conference title tonight. No criticizing Washington due to the ineligibility of Quade Green. Was expecting Arizona to be an underperformer but they came out right on target. Stanford barely overperformed (similar to Oklahoma).

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Southland: 1. New Orleans 2. Sam Houston State 3. Abilene Christian 4. Stephen F. Austin

Perhaps the worst conference pick of all is...drumroll please... New Orleans which enters the day tied for 12th!!!!! Nicholls eventually joined the others in the top four and Stephen F. Austin ran away with it.

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Sun Belt: 1. South Alabama 2. Georgia Southern 3. Texas-Arlington (average of three media polls)

South Alabama was a really good pick, but a complete WHIFF on Little Rock which was largely picked 11th/12th. This surpasses Tulsa for the most impressive overperformance and may even surpass New Orleans for most spectacular overall miss as well.


Fewer complaints on the below conferences:

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America East: 1. Vermont 2. UMBC 3. Stony Brook 4. Albany - Vermont is a heavy favourite but is not expected to compete for an at-large.

A-Sun: 1. Liberty 2. North Florida 3. Florida Gulf Coast

Big Sky (Coaches): 1. EWU 2. Montana 3. Weber State - The media picked EWU third.

Big 12: 1. Kansas 2. Baylor 3. Texas Tech 4. Texas 5. West Virginia 6. Oklahoma State 7. Iowa State 8. Oklahoma 9. Kansas State 10. TCU - not my expertise, but is it possible to be underrated Chris Beard still? Baylor has a bit to replace. Top seven could all contend, but likely down to a five bid year.

Big West: 1. UC-Irvine 2. UC-Santa Barbara 3. Cal State-Northridge 4. Hawaii

Horizon: 1. Wright State 2. NKU 3. UIC 4. Oakland 5. Green Bay

Ivy: 1. Harvard 2. Penn 3. Yale 4. Princeton - I think they got this right, and I don't think #1 will be particularly close - the Orlando Invitational will be fun to compete against other bubble teams, but I don't think Harvard will leave any doubt. Watch out for Gabe Stefanini and Columbia who could stealthily push for second/third and a coveted spot in Ivy Madness in Cambridge.

MEAC: 1. NC Central 2. Bethune-Cookman 3A. Norfolk State 3B. North Carolina A+T - one of the closest votes!

MWC: 1. Utah State 2. San Diego State 3. New Mexico 4. Nevada 5. Boise State - While most feel Utah State is solidly in, SDSU and New Mexico could spend all season long on the bubble if the hype is actually for real this time. Nevada could fight for a spot but nearly fell behind Boise in the poll, so expectations do not involve a return to the Big Dance.

NEC: 1. LIU-Brooklyn 2. Sacred Heart 3. St. Francis (PA) - RMU picked fifth. You could almost reverse the order of these teams!

OVC: 1. Belmont 2. Murray State 3. Jacksonville State 4. Austin Peay 5. UT-Martin - Belmont had a bit of trouble scheduling tough this year but has road trips to BC, Alabama, Saint Louis and WKU plus their home and home with Lipscomb, but this team is every bit as legit as last year's team. Murray and JSU will certainly continue giving them fits so put them on bubble watch immediately!

SEC: 1. Kentucky 2. Florida 3. LSU 4. Auburn 5. Tennessee 6. Alabama 7. Mississippi State 8. Ole Miss 9. Georgia 10. South Carolina 11. Arkansas 12. Texas A&M 13. Mizzou 14. Vanderbilt - The SEC is so deep that no team would truly surprise me by making the Tournament, and they may push for 8 bids. Isn't Georgia criminally underrated though? No respect for Tom Crean!

SoCon: 1. ETSU 2. UNC-Greensboro 3. Furman 4. Wofford

SWAC: 1. Prairie View A&M 2. Texas Southern 3. Grambling State 4. Alabama State

Summit: 1. North Dakota State 2. South Dakota 3. Oral Roberts 4. Omaha 5. South Dakota State

WCC: 1. Gonzaga 2. St. Mary's 3. BYU 4. Pepperdine 5. Santa Clara - I think we all know how this conference goes by now :)

WAC: 1. New Mexico State 2. Grand Canyon 3. Seattle

I will defend my Columbia (1-13) comment by saying that Gabe Stefanini had a season ending injury before the season even began. Yes, one player made that much difference :) Mike Smith couldn't do it alone.

I have no excuse for criticizing the media for having Georgia too low. I will never bet on Tom Crean again. Anthony Edwards was great fun to watch.

This is all in jest, and I do think the coaches did better than me, but more reason to let the games be played.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 07, 2020, 07:35:13 pm
Utah State wins the MWC final on a 3-pointer by Sam Merrill with 2.6 seconds left.  USU trailed by 16 in the first half.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: DINGO Joe on March 07, 2020, 11:00:22 pm
Utah State wins the MWC final on a 3-pointer by Sam Merrill with 2.6 seconds left.  USU trailed by 16 in the first half.

Utah St. might have still got in without the win, but that locks it, obviously.  In a way, SDSU might prefer to be the West #2 instead of #1 East.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 08, 2020, 11:33:09 am
Watching the Houston-Memphis game on CBS, which was reported as a sellout but has quite a few empty seats.  People staying away because of the virus?


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 09, 2020, 07:19:24 am
*** FINAL PICK'EM RESULTS ***

Sprouts finished off his winning season with a dominant performance in the final week:

18 Sprouts
15 JGibson, sjoyce
14 YE
13 GeorgiaModerate, Illiniwek

The average score was a respectable 14.7, the best in several weeks.

Unanimous picks:

Missouri State-Indiana State (wrong)
Villanova-Georgetown
Kansas-Texas Tech
Creighton-Seton Hall
Duke-North Carolina
Oregon-Stanford
Illinois-Iowa

Games with one dissenter (asterisk = dissenter was right):

Bowling Green-Buffalo (*)
Baylor-West Virginia (*)
Xavier-Butler (*)
Maryland-Michigan
Michigan State-Ohio State
Oral Roberts-Omaha

Final overall standings (449 total games):

275 Sprouts
263 GeorgiaModerate
251 Illiniwek
250 JGibson
240 sjoyce
192 YE
152 dfw
98 RINO Tom
36 Sunrise

The best weekly performance was 20-5 (Sprouts and YE).  The worst was 8-16.  Sprouts was also the most frequent weekly winner (six times), followed by JGibson and me with four each.

That was fun!  Thanks to those who stuck with it through the long season.

Now, is anyone going to run an NCAA tournament contest?



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 10, 2020, 11:46:37 am
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The Ivy League canceled its men's and women's basketball conference tournaments Tuesday because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

The four-team tournaments were scheduled to be played Friday through Sunday at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge. The Ivy League instead will award its automatic NCAA Tournament bids to the regular-season champions, the Princeton women and Yale men.

The tournaments are the first at the Division I basketball level to be canceled by the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28877858/ivy-league-cancels-conference-basketball-tournaments-coronavirus


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 10, 2020, 03:51:37 pm
There has been no one in the history of Ivy League basketball treated more unfairly the AJ Brodeur, who will go down as one of the greats. We can only hope he rightfully is awarded Ivy Player of the Year (last year's award was a farce). It's a close three horse race with Paul Atkinson as the frontunner because of who he plays for. But no one's impact is as great as Brodeur who run the whole inside-out offense from down-low. Mike Smith from Columbia is valuable and gets pity votes because his stats are harmed due to what he is surrounded with, but I think he will be third.

Fun Fact: Jim Boeheim's son Jimmy has a very strong chance to make first team All Ivy right behind this trio. Syracuse fans were furious that Buddy did not even receive votes for third team all ACC, and I think they have a point. Good chance he will get there next year.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on March 10, 2020, 08:04:33 pm
Hofstra avenges Northeastern and breaks the 19 year drought which is looking like it may be one of the longest droughts ended this season via auto-bid.

The Hartford Hawks have never been to the NCAA Tournament. For just the second time in their 33 year history, they will advance to the conference title game after defeating Stony Brook. In 2008, they were defeated by UMBC in a battle between bidless teams. In 2020, they will have to dethrone Vemont, the king of the conference.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 11, 2020, 02:50:02 pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 11, 2020, 03:34:07 pm
Deleted earlier tweet suggesting the tournament would be canceled entirely.



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 11, 2020, 06:32:29 pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 12, 2020, 04:41:45 pm
It's official.  The tournament has been canceled, and the season is over.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: MR. KAYNE WEST on March 13, 2020, 10:00:21 am
Too bad, this was the yr of the Zags and now they cant win, bad luck.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 14, 2020, 04:01:37 pm
Anyone else feeling really dispirited about no basketball today?

On the plus side, I've gotten a lot done around the house.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on March 14, 2020, 05:56:16 pm
Rick Pitino to Iona.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on March 20, 2020, 10:52:11 am


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on April 01, 2020, 02:17:05 pm
I really wish they would have ceremoniously announced the field that made the Tournament.  I say that not only as an Illini fan that wanted to see our uncharacteristically long drought (since 2013) come to an end but also as a fan very sympathetic to a program like Rutgers and how much they deserved a bid/how meaningful it would be to hang that banner in their arena.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Gulf Coastal Elite on April 01, 2020, 02:22:34 pm
I really wish they would have ceremoniously announced the field that made the Tournament.  I say that not only as an Illini fan that wanted to see our uncharacteristically long drought (since 2013) come to an end but also as a fan very sympathetic to a program like Rutgers and how much they deserved a bid/how meaningful it would be to hang that banner in their arena.
I feel that, but it's definitely something they couldn't do without playing the conference tournaments. Memphis or Wichita State, for example, could've made enough of a run in the AAC tournament to bump them from the last four out to the last four in — doesn't seem fair that they'd go down in history as having missed the tournament when they very well could've made it.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: MR. KAYNE WEST on April 03, 2020, 09:52:03 am
Zags, lose it again, but this time on a pandemic


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on June 12, 2020, 02:59:00 pm
Alerting Smilo



Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on June 12, 2020, 05:00:17 pm
Thank you, YE. If you have ever transgressed against me, that is now forgiven because this is the news I have been waiting for my entire life (well since the Highlanders went D1). What a perfect fit! This is even more interesting given the recent news of the Atlantic Sun looking to have its members form a new conference while leaving the shell of the Atlantic Sun for other random deep south teams. I think NJIT was an important part of that announcement since it required seven teams who have played together for so many seasons. Now that dream may be dead.

Of course, the move of FAMU from the MEAC to the SWAC was just as monumental. The MEAC is left with just Bethune-Cookman and NC Central as its powerhouse teams (who might be able and, for BCC, eager to join their old rivals in the SWAC and Big South, respectively), South Carolina State* and Howard (who have enough status to latch on somewhere) and five complete retreads who are actually geographically close but cannot be a conference on their own.

Norfolk State has the most memorable success of those five basketball programs (Coppin State also pulled off a much less memorable 2-15 long ago), but there is a strong possibility of their demise after so much hope of a budding rivalry with Hampton :( I really hope they do not drop down to D2 CIAA because they are homeless, but this looks like a very possible scenario. Definitely a fan of what NSU built.

Delaware State, Coppin State, UMES and Morgan State have largely been terrible (except a couple one-off years for Morgan State in football), and I would not be surprised if they drop to D2. The CIAA is actually a pretty good fit for most of them.

As they are all publics, there was some discussion of them joining up with the America East as well. A "Southern" division with UMBC, Stony Brook and now NJIT would limit the number of trips up to Maine and Vermont. But the two football programs are nowhere near good enough to compete in the Colonial with Maine, SBU, UNH and Albany and might have to be cancelled. Even then, the basketball programs are barely good enough to absorb all at once and with struggling finances, I'm not sure those programs would be long for this world in an arrangement no better than the status quo when the CIAA is calling with fewer sports requirements and less travel. Delaware State is financially the healthiest so NEC might have interest. Coppin State with the worst financial state and no football to offer looks to be worst positioned.

Keep your eyes on the MEAC and Atlantic Sun! Lots of news is sure to come.

*While South Carolina State has been a successful athletic program and is capable of competing with most other conferences, their financial state is rather dire as well, and the CIAA is a very logical geographic fit. They could make a willing choice to move down.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on June 12, 2020, 05:33:33 pm
More relevant for basketball:

Robert Morris announced yesterday that they are leaving the NEC for the Horizon League. As an SFC fan, I am ecstatic about no more long trips to the perennial power in Moon Township. They'll go from the best program in the NEC to about the third or fourth best program in the Horizon so hooray for competition and better regionalization!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on June 13, 2020, 06:51:23 am
I've had a warm feeling for Robert Morris ever since the year they knocked off defending national champion Kentucky in the first round of the NIT.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: MR. KAYNE WEST on June 14, 2020, 12:17:04 am
Fantasy Leagues are going bust during a Pandemic and no end in sight


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on June 20, 2020, 10:04:29 am
"Oh my goodn- GOODNESS GRACIOUS! Of all the dramatic thi- Of all the dramatic things, I've ever seen, Bethune Cookman in the middle of a pandemic convening the Board of Trustees announcing they want to leave the MEAC! Bethune-Cookman might be a SWAC school!" - Suzyn Stevyn Waldman


Well, at least HBCU GameDay heavily implies SWAC preference. It might be Atlantic Sun, which would be really great for travel but not nearly as fun for football.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Orwell on July 01, 2020, 06:06:24 pm
I am still depressed over both Josh Christopher and Isiah Todd breaking my heart


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: MR. KAYNE WEST on July 05, 2020, 02:16:07 pm
I just started watching basketball and baseball on Sportscenter, it does suck without crowd noise


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: MR. KAYNE WEST on July 09, 2020, 05:59:19 am
Ivy League schools shutting down sports for the fall, ths put a pall on Fantasy Sports League


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on August 01, 2020, 08:08:42 am
WOW, I hope we can have some type of season ... Illinois will be knocking at the door of a preseason top 10 ranking if Kofi Cockburn announces he’s returning (along with Ayo) today...


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on August 01, 2020, 10:06:44 am
My guess right now is that there will be a season, but it won't start until January.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: YE on August 02, 2020, 02:32:59 pm


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: GeorgiaModerate on August 02, 2020, 04:46:02 pm
The Big 10 looks loaded this year.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on August 05, 2020, 10:54:34 am

Jon Rothstein's updated "Rothstein 45" (B1G teams only):

3. Iowa
5. Wisconsin
7. Illinois
11. Michigan State
21. Rutgers
24. Indiana

26. Ohio State
37. Michigan
42. Purdue

That would be NINE Big Ten teams clearly in the NCAA Tournament, and you know another Bubble team or two are squeaking in.  This Big Ten is going to be the toughest it's been since the glory days of the '80s, IMO.  As an Illini fan, that preseason ranking feels surreal ... it's the highest we have had since I was in seventh grade, haha (2004-05).  GOD, I hope there is a season!


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: NewYorkExpress on August 05, 2020, 01:23:29 pm
My guess right now is that there will be a season, but it won't start until January.

There really shouldn't be a season at all.

Especially at the college ranks, having a season would put student-athletes's lives at risk for profit.

I was opposed to having professional sports before a vaccine was developed and distributed to the general population, and I am very much opposed to college sports having any season of any kind before a vaccine is developed and distributed to the general public.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: RINO Tom on August 05, 2020, 03:09:37 pm
My guess right now is that there will be a season, but it won't start until January.

There really shouldn't be a season at all.

Especially at the college ranks, having a season would put student-athletes's lives at risk for profit.

I was opposed to having professional sports before a vaccine was developed and distributed to the general population, and I am very much opposed to college sports having any season of any kind before a vaccine is developed and distributed to the general public.

Pausing life until a vaccine is administered to more than 50% of the population is nothing short of naive.  IF and when there is a vaccine, there should be an immediate shelter-in-place order for anyone over a certain age (say, 70?) or with any pre-existing conditions ... everyone else should be told to wash their hands, be careful and return to daily life.  Period.  If someone who doesn't fit those descriptions is worried and would like to stay home, they are more than welcome to ... and they can kindly shut up about everyone else.  Otherwise, we will spend the next two years continuing to destroy our economy and conflate the non-physical-health side effects of this pandemic.


Title: Re: 2019-2020 College Basketball Discussion and Pick 'em Thread
Post by: Sprouts Farmers Market ✘ on August 31, 2020, 09:34:10 am
RIP John Thompson, who has passed away at just age 78, two days shy of his birthday and three years and a day after Rollie Massimino. I sure hope the remaining members of the brotherhood are able to get together to celebrate his incredible life.