The 2019/2020 NCAA Hoops Thread

katester44

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You can cross Arizona off the list of unbeatens - just got taken out by Baylor.
 

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We're down to 12 teams:

SMU Mustangs (American Athletic)

Duquesne Dukes (A-10)

Louisville Cardinals (ACC)

Liberty Flames (Atlantic Sun)

West Virginia Mountaineers (Big 12) LOST

Butler Bulldogs (Big East)

DePaul Blue Demons (Big East)

Indiana Hoosiers (Big 10) LOST

Maryland Terrapins (Big 10)

Ohio State Buckeyes (Big 10)

Delaware Blue Hens (Colonial Athletic) LOST

San Diego State Aztecs (Mountain West)

Colorado Buffalos (Pac 12)

Arizona Wildcats (Pac 12) LOST

Arkansas Razorbacks (SEC)

Auburn Tigers (SEC)[/QUOTE]
 

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We're down to 8 teams:

Duquesne Dukes (A-10)

#1 Louisville Cardinals (ACC)

Liberty Flames (Atlantic Sun)

#18 Butler Bulldogs (Big East)

#4 Maryland Terrapins (Big 10)

#3 Ohio State Buckeyes (Big 10)

#25 San Diego State Aztecs (Mountain West)

#12 Auburn Tigers (SEC)
 
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You can cross two more off the list - both Maryland and Louisville go down tonight.

Beginning to think this might be the most parity filled season in quite some time!
 

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We're down to 5 teams:

Duquesne Dukes (A-10)

Liberty Flames (Atlantic Sun)

#3 Ohio State Buckeyes (Big 10)

#25 San Diego State Aztecs (Mountain West)

#12 Auburn Tigers (SEC)
 

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And then, there were four...

Duquesne Dukes (A-10)

Liberty Flames (Atlantic Sun)

#20 San Diego State Aztecs (Mountain West)

#12 Auburn Tigers (SEC)[/QUOTE]
 

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Brutal news out of Chapel Hill - Cole Anthony out 4-6 weeks after undergoing a knee procedure. Assuming he is still the presumptive #1 pick in next years NBA draft, but without him, not sure if the Heels have enough offense to make a run in March this year.
 

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Another #1 falls -- Kansas heads into the city of brotherly love and gets beaten by Villanova. March Madness may be crazier than usual this year - there isn't a top dog that will be the odds on favorite, at least not yet.
 

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James Wiseman of Memphis bails before his suspension is even up and signs with an agent to enter the draft. At this point, he may be the presumptive #1 pick, as I believe Cole Anthonys stock is slipping a bit.
 

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And then, there were two

#20 San Diego State Aztecs (Mountain West)

#12 Auburn Tigers (SEC)

As the calendar turns from 2019 to 2020, still having 3 undefeateds keeps a nice story line alive.

In other news - Roy Williams ties Dean Smith on the all time coaching wins list. Doubtful that he will be able to catch Coach K at the top of the list, but could be #2 overall before it is all said and done.
 

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And then, there were two

#20 San Diego State Aztecs (Mountain West)

#12 Auburn Tigers (SEC)

i think Auburn got knocked off earlier this week - so if SDSU is still undefeated, they would be the last one standing!

As the calendar turns from 2019 to 2020, still having 3 undefeateds keeps a nice story line alive.

In other news - Roy Williams ties Dean Smith on the all time coaching wins list. Doubtful that he will be able to catch Coach K at the top of the list, but could be #2 overall before it is all said and done.

After watching the past couple of Tar Heel games, there is a chance that Roy doesn't end up passing Dean this season. They flat out stink. Looking like NIT (maybe) or bust, unless they can get their stuff together and win the ACC tourney.
 

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Roy Williams finally gets win 880 and now the Tar Heels are on a win streak....Only Bobby Knight, Jim Boeheim and Coach K ahead of him on all time wins. Will probably get past the first two, but stand no chance of getting to Coach K.

Still no team really stepping up and screaming they want to be the champion this year....
 

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I think a team that most people may be sleeping on is Seton Hall. The field looks wide open this year.

Seton Hall is definitely a team to watch - have seen them a couple times this year. They have the one guy who is a for real scorer.

There are a bunch of mid-majors mixed in to the top 15 or so, will be very interesting. Teams like Dayton, Butler and Houston. Not to mention Gonzaga and SDSU.
 

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Still lots of craziness on the mens side of college hoops right now - so will give a shout out to the Oregon Ducks ladies squad - went into Connecticut and gave Geno and the Lady Huskies their worst home loss ever. Connecticut didn't look horrible, Oregon looked REALLY good!
 

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Still lots of craziness on the mens side of college hoops right now - so will give a shout out to the Oregon Ducks ladies squad - went into Connecticut and gave Geno and the Lady Huskies their worst home loss ever. Connecticut didn't look horrible, Oregon looked REALLY good!

A slight correction. It was their worst home loss at their current arena, which opened in 1990. The article I read didn't give any stats about before Gampel opened.

But that was very surprising.
 

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A slight correction. It was their worst home loss at their current arena, which opened in 1990. The article I read didn't give any stats about before Gampel opened.

But that was very surprising.

I guess I kind of thought they had always played at Gampel. So definitely, yes, the slight correction needed. Oregon and UConn were 3 & 4 going into the game, Are Baylor and South Carolina 1 & 2?

Although it won't have the luster of last years 3 matchups - the UNC-Duke rivalry is renewed this weekend on Saturday in Chapel Hill. It is definitely the best rivalry in college hoops, possibly in college sports.
 

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Crazy game in Chapel Hill last night, once again proving when Duke/Carolina play, it is almost always a dogfight, regardless of their records at the time of their matchup. The Heels are at the bottom of the ACC in FT%, and it cost them the game. If they had made 60% instead of 50%, game wouldn't have been close.
 
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