**Official NCAA Basketball Regular Season Thread**

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  1. LouPhinFan

    LouPhinFan It's ok to say "I don't know". Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Today is the day everyone. College basketball is officially back in our lives as of today and we're all the better for it.

    Here's the preseason men's polls:

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings

    Preseason women's polls:

    http://espn.go.com/womens-college-basketball/rankings

    My preseason prediction: Unfortunately this is Kentucky's world and we're just living in it. If they don't at least make the Final 4, Calipari must have screwed up somewhere. They're my pick to cut the final nets down.

    As for the women, I really like James Madison to cut down the nets. Ha ha, no I'm just kidding. UConn does it again because no one can guard Breanna Stewart.

    A few more men's previews/All-American lists/award picks:

    http://www.sbnation.com/college-bas...33/preseason-all-americans-2014-jahlil-okafor

    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebas...th-watching-in-college-basketball-this-season

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2263222-brs-2014-15-preseason-college-basketball-award-picks

    http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2014/11/12/si-all-america-team-marcus-paige-jahlil-okafor

    http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2014/11/10/predictions-season-final-four-player-year
     
  2. nyjunc

    nyjunc Banned Hammered

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    UK usually has the most talented team but only has the one title to show for it and that had more to do w/ Carolina's injuries.

    I can't wait, should be a great year and welcome to the ACC.
     
  3. LouPhinFan

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    That is true, but this case is different. I've never seen a college basketball team with as much talent on it as this UK team. There's little to no drop off from 1st to 2nd string, with the exception of PG. But the back up is a 5 star so it will likely be fine if the Harrison clone goes down for any extended period of time. The frontline is just too huge and talented.
     
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    nyjunc Banned Hammered

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    They are really talented no doubt but they were last year and barely made tourney before going on that great run and they were 2 years ago and didn't make the Tourney. They are the rightful #1 and the favorites but it's not a lock.
     
  5. LouPhinFan

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    UK is platooning the crap out of a good number 5 Kansas team right now. UK is going to be scary when they put it all together.
     
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    What does Louisville look like this year? Are they strong as usual?
     
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    Buddy Right Wing Nut Job Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    Ok, just saw that all of the other acc schools won tonight but FSU blew it against Northeastern. WTF? They better get it together or this will be a very long season.
     
  8. fishfanmiami

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    #6 Gators go down

    [video=youtube_share;gvkR7doJAiI]http://youtu.be/gvkR7doJAiI[/video]

    ACC > SEC

    Adding Louisville and Syracuse to an already solid BB conference :brewskis:
     
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    Yeah that happens when you're using 6 scholarship guys and a walk-on, starting C gets suspended for getting busted with pot, and a starting F can't play because he hurt his wrist and then that Puerto Rican kid catches fire.

    Fortunately, college basketball games in November mean very little. Donovan was right though, this isn't a top 10 team. Whatever, Kentucky is gonna go in dry the SEC anyway. This is a sorry-*** basketball conference.
     
  10. fishfanmiami

    fishfanmiami Have you seen junior's grades ? Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    Here's an early AP poll for reference

    AP Top 25
    RK TEAM RECORD PTS
    1 Kentucky (49) 2-0 1,574
    2 Arizona (4) 2-0 1,491
    3 Wisconsin (7) 2-0 1,475
    4 Duke (4) 2-0 1,422
    5 Kansas 1-0 1,306
    6 North Carolina 2-0 1,254
    7 Louisville 1-0 1,130
    8 Florida 1-0 1,127
    9 Virginia 2-0 1,065
    10 Texas 2-0 1,061
    11 Wichita St 1-0 1,002
    12 Villanova 1-0 858
    13 Gonzaga 1-0 841
    14 Iowa State 1-0 746
    15 Virginia Commonwealth 1-0 654
    16 San Diego St 1-0 564
    17 Connecticut 1-0 525
    18 Oklahoma 1-0 466
    19 Michigan St 1-0 443
    20 Ohio State 1-0 361
    21 Nebraska 1-0 298
    22 SMU 1-0 290
    23 Syracuse 2-0 190
    24 Michigan 1-0 177
    25 Utah 1-0 118
     
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    it's going to be tough to satisfy everyone over a full season. talent wise they are head and shoulders better than everyone but a long way to go.

    ---------- Post added at 08:03 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:03 AM ----------

    The ACC has always been better than the SEC in basketball.
     
  12. LouPhinFan

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    Top 10 team for sure but we've got to develop some depth. Right now Rick can comfortably play 7 but he needs 2 more to really make his system work. One of those new 2 could be Shaqquan Aaron if the stupid NCAA would get done looking at his California high school transcripts.

    Anas Mahmoud could be the ninth. I skilled 7 foot Egyptian kid that is only 200 lbs. If he can add 10 to 15 lbs by March I think he's playing with fire.

    Montrezl Harrell added a 3 point shot to his game over the summer. He is now offically every ACC team's worst nightmare. An absolute monster who broke the U of L record for most dunks in a season last year. He is pure, unadulterated power and he has bad intentions for your basketball team.
     
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    Outstanding, beat Duke and NC and I will be thrilled.
     
  14. LouPhinFan

    LouPhinFan It's ok to say "I don't know". Finheaven VIP Donator

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    We'll see:

    Jan 10 @ UNC
    Jan 17 Duke
    Jan 31 UNC


    We're at FSU on Feb 28th, FYI
     
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    Buddy Right Wing Nut Job Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    At UNC will be tough but y'all should win at least one or two of those three. FSU is coming out of the gates inconsistent, as usual. Who knows what you will get there. They will beat Duke then lose to some scrub two days later.
     
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    We play you guys back to back twice

    Sun, Feb 1 @ Florida St

    Tue, Feb 3 vs #7 Louisville

    Sat, Feb 21 @ #7 Louisville

    Wed, Feb 25 vs Florida St

    Should be fun
     
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    Absolutely, seems like Miami always beats FSU in basketball regardless of records. Maybe I'm wrong. We just both need to beat Florida...damn Gators!
     
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    We already did our part :chuckle:

    You get your chance on Dec 30th in Tallahassee :up:
     
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    Yes y'all did, hopefully we can finish the deal as well.
     
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    "I don't like to see any team struggle like that," Pitino said. "I really don't. I tried everything. We played four white guys and an Egyptian."

    Louisville started last night's game against Savannah State with a 29-0 run, led 41-7 at halftime and ended up winning, 87-26.
    After the game, Cardinals coach Rick Pitino explained that he did whatever he could to make things easier for the Tigers.

    :lol:
     
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    In other news the 8 and 0 Canes knocked of the #24 rated undefeated Illinois team.
    We got a couple of transfers that are playing lights out.
     
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    Y'all keep it up! Unfortunately, FSU sucks balls in basketball this year. Way worse than expected.
     
  23. LouPhinFan

    LouPhinFan It's ok to say "I don't know". Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I saw that. At least we're holding up our end of the ACC - Big 10 challenge. The rest of the ACC? Eh...(looking at you NC State, Cuse, and Pitt).
     
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    The ACC has only lost 2-3 of these but it looks like it will lose this one. some bad losses but most of the top teams haven't played yet.
     
  25. LouPhinFan

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    Yeah, good job in the challenge UNC. :bobdole:
     
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    the Heels are a work in progress, they always have a clunker or 2 in non conf and get better as the season progresses(much like Louisville usually does). they will be fine in the long run, FFs aren't made in November but this is frustrating.
     
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    They need to find someone else that can shoot the basketball.
     
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    nyjunc Banned Hammered

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    they have some potential there, I expect Jackson will get better, Britt is much improved but if they don't get somewhat consistent outside shooting other than Paige it will be a disappointing year.
     
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    Well, Louisville pounded IU to a pulp last night. We should now run the rest of our games right up to the December 27th showdown. It likely will end up being #1 versus #4 (or #3 if Duke or AZ loses) in the Yum Center that day.

    Poor IU. You can make as many 3s as you want but if you have 19 turnovers and get outrebounded 52-34 then it's still not going to turn out very well for you.
     
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    please beat them especially if Carolina cannot do it this Saturday.
     
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    I'd love to but to be completely honest with you I don't see us coming within 10 points of them even at the Yum Center. We'll see.
     
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    I think you guys can beat them, I think the Heels can beat them but obviously they are going to have to play great to do so.
     
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    It could always be worse. Paul Hewitt could be coaching your alma mater...
     
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    UK destroyed another P5 team over the weekend and UVA is impressing the heck out of me. Miami...not so much.
     
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    Big win for the Heels too easily beating Ohio State
     
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    U of L demolished Cal State Northridge tonight, leaving only UK left on the nonconference schedule. The big game is Saturday on ESPN2. All things being equal after seeing both teams play repeatedly, unless something unexpected happens (either team gets hot from 3 point range, etc) then I see a 10 to 12 point UK win in this one. Kenpom has it as a 1 point game I believe but being a rivalry game you can take that with a grain of salt.
     
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    Let's go Cards
     
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    The line on the game opened as a pick 'em in Vegas and has been bet to UK -6. At tipoff tomorrow, U of L will be an underdog for the first time in 59 games.
     
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    I'll be pulling for UL. Don't like UK at all but I honestly will be very surprised if they lose more than 1 or 2 games this season.
     
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    Non conf is over for the most part, time to get conf play going. Big week for the Heels. Open in Clemson then face ND and Louisville.
     

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