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Title: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on November 16, 2016, 07:58:39 PM
Auburn's Men's team is much better than it has been in the last 10 years.  OK - that is not saying much but they may finish above 500 in the SEC.  OK - that is not saying much either.  But they seem WAY BETTER!

UNC is undefeated.
Dook has already lost.

So far the season is going well.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 17, 2016, 07:01:32 AM
And Mark Titus is covering the sport again over at The Ringer!  :)
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: Bison on November 22, 2016, 07:09:43 PM
K-State v. NC State women's b-ball on Thursday night.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on November 23, 2016, 02:06:13 PM
Auburn's Men are 4-0.  But the point guard had trouble making free throws.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on November 25, 2016, 02:09:43 PM
Auburn's men played #17 Purdue in the finals of the Cancun Classic.  They were within 2 at halftime.

Then Auburn got blown out in the 2nd half.  Purdue has a good, 7'2 center and ended up shooting 65% from 3 point range.  The combination of a good inside threat plus great outside shooting will nail almost everyone's hide to the wall.

Still, Auburn is looking the best they have in more than a decade.  I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.  UNC is also playing very well, but I don't see them live or around campus.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: Bison on November 25, 2016, 11:02:20 PM
K-State's women's team is having a heck of tournament showing this weekend.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: Bison on November 27, 2016, 12:28:50 PM
Great game against Maryland last night, but the Cats couldn't close it out in the end.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: Bison on December 01, 2016, 11:31:21 PM
Well, well...K-State took down Auburn tonight.   
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on December 05, 2016, 08:20:56 AM
Well, well...K-State took down Auburn tonight.

AUs Women lack offensive firepower if they don't force turnovers.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on December 05, 2016, 08:21:51 AM
Auburn's Men beat UAB on the road.  They are much better than the last six years at minimum.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: Bison on December 05, 2016, 09:09:34 AM
Well, well...K-State took down Auburn tonight.

AUs Women lack offensive firepower if they don't force turnovers.

Hey we take wins however we can get them out here on the plains!  On a side note, I think K-State is getting ready for another beat down from UConn in a few days  Last year was ugly, but at least we are at home this year.  So maybe, just maybe, it'll be a closer game.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: mirth on December 07, 2016, 11:09:44 AM
Larry Bird is 60 today


Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 10, 2016, 05:16:51 AM
here's the one the NBA released.

Damn he was good

Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on December 29, 2016, 10:39:02 AM
Auburn is 10-2 going into Conference play tonight vs. Georgia.  They are clearly better than last year (only 11 wins last year), but it is unknown how good they are.  They had a 6'11" 5-star center join the team just after the end of final exams (he is an incoming Freshman who finished high school early and joined the team).
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: Bison on December 29, 2016, 03:43:02 PM
I'm surprised K-State hasn't received any votes.  They've payed very well so far this season.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: Bison on January 03, 2017, 09:16:45 PM
K-state played a hell of a game in Kansas but couldn't pull it off.  The final basket should not have counted as the Kansas player clearly took three steps and travelled.  Blown call but state had a chance at the end and couldn't score.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on January 20, 2017, 12:42:45 PM
Auburn's Women have been playing very well.  They beat Tennessee at home yesterday by 18.  They are 4-1 in Conference play with the only loss against #4 South Carolina.  They play Kentucky Sunday which is a key game in the conference.

I've been disappointed by Auburn's Men this season.  I had hopes, but they have not played good defense.  They also lost their #2 scorer and rebounder for several games on a foot injury.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on January 24, 2017, 09:45:50 AM
Congratulations to NC-State for beating Dook!!!!!
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 24, 2017, 12:20:15 PM
And all anyone wants to talk about is the Grayson Allen dustup
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: Bison on January 24, 2017, 12:44:19 PM
K-State finally closed out a close game against a top ranked team by beating West Virginia.  They may yet be ranked by the time March Madness rolls around.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on January 24, 2017, 05:10:06 PM
And all anyone wants to talk about is the Grayson Allen dustup

ESPN has a hilarious video of Grayson about this.

Also, you know why Rat-Boy needed back surgery?
Grayson tripped him!!   :2funny:
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: OJsDad on January 27, 2017, 12:36:50 PM
Brant, did you see this;

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaabk/ex-nc-state-basketball-star-charles-shackleford-found-dead/ar-AAmjUpr?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 27, 2017, 01:19:22 PM
no I didn't.  wow :(


he's probably most famous for his "I'm amphibious" quote more than anything, but he could really ball.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on February 05, 2017, 08:51:19 AM
Auburn's Men BB team beat Alabama on the road.  Since the Iron Bowl trophy was being presented, it was a large partisan crowd.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 05, 2017, 09:26:14 AM
State's season is pretty much foooked.

Beat Duke at Cameron for the first time in a generation.  Lose to BC, Miami (twice!), Wake Forest, and GT.

They'll be lucky to make the NIT this year.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: Bison on February 06, 2017, 07:22:49 AM
KState downed Baylor and now have Kansas at home for the next one.   Still possible to make the dance with a couple more quality wins.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: Bison on February 06, 2017, 09:14:46 PM
Bah...good game tonight.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 07, 2017, 07:50:48 AM
high school, not college.  still cool

http://www.highschoolot.com/monday-a-lesson-in-sportsmanship-for-rivals-leesville-road-millbrook/16510457/
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on February 07, 2017, 12:51:52 PM
high school, not college.  still cool

http://www.highschoolot.com/monday-a-lesson-in-sportsmanship-for-rivals-leesville-road-millbrook/16510457/

I like it that the coach was going to have the guy run laps for missing a layup.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 15, 2017, 05:34:40 AM
I know our coach is about to get shit-canned, but did Auburn forget to pack the defense against Florida?!

 (Having said that, NC St is going to give up 357854235788 points to UNC tonight)
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on March 06, 2017, 10:35:39 AM
UNC Beat Dook and took the regular season title!  :bd:

Grayson got another technical.  :DD
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on March 06, 2017, 10:57:34 AM
I went with a buddy to the SEC Women's Tournament in Greenville SC last week.  We did not go to the Wednesday games (I had to finish my taxes).

We went to all of the rest of the games (4 Thursday, 4 Friday, 2 Saturday, Finals on Sunday). 

Excellent basketball.  Only one game was a blowout.  Very knowledgeable, partisan fans.  Auburn lost their game on Thursday at 11:00, so my buddy and I were just interested in good games.  Quite a few times one of us would comment that a call was blown, or that such-and-such player was screwing up and a partisan would agree (but be happy they got the blown call, agree someone on the other team was eating their lunch, or agree that their player was sucking).  One of the best partisan basketball crowds that I have ever seen.

I've been to a Mens SEC Tournament before.  For the Men's Tournament - Tons of Kentucky fans.  Many of them sneak in Bourbon or pregame and are drunk.  They are also mostly partisan idiots.  With apologies to MetalDog - Kentucky Mens Basketball Fans are the Basketball equal of Alabama Football fans.  But the other portion of Kentucky Fans come for every single game including the play in games on Wednesday and are very knowledgeable.   About a 50%-50% split.

For Women, there are a lot of Tennessee fans who come to every game.  Since SC won the title and the tourney was in Greenville, SC - tons of Game Chickens.  Fans were very knowledgeable all weekend.  Did not see a single drunk fan. 

There were all of 6 Auburn fans at the Finals.  Most people leave after their team loses.  I went to see a bunch of good games.  My seats were awesome.  We were 4 rows behind the family section of the higher ranked teams bench.  That translates to row 9 between the top of the key and the center court jump circle.

In the SEC many of the pep bands are awesome.  It is a joy to hear them play.  The dance lines are always hot, and some of them are excellent (especially Georgia).

Here is what a dance line looks like.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 14, 2017, 06:49:32 AM
Auburn women are going down!
http://gopack.com/news/2017/3/13/womens-basketball-no-17-17-wolfpack-draws-xx-in-ncaa-tournament-first-round.aspx
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: OJsDad on March 14, 2017, 09:42:50 AM
Auburn women are going down!
http://gopack.com/news/2017/3/13/womens-basketball-no-17-17-wolfpack-draws-xx-in-ncaa-tournament-first-round.aspx

That's a given.  Oh, wait, you weren't talking about that. 
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 14, 2017, 09:43:56 AM
Thank you for taking the bait ;)
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on March 14, 2017, 02:23:37 PM
I was surprised Auburn got a bid.  State better be ready for a press.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: airboy on March 18, 2017, 06:28:08 PM
I was surprised Auburn got a bid.  State better be ready for a press.

And Auburn could not score again.  Forced 20+ turnovers and lose big.  Brandy Montgomery went dead cold the second half of the season.

On a brighter note, Katie Frerking is a Marketing Major who was the SEC academic player of the year and 1st Team Defensive player.  She was also the 2nd leading scorer and rebounder on the team.  We will miss her in the classroom and on the court.
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: mirth on March 20, 2017, 01:49:59 PM
I love Karl Malone

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/karl-malone-to-sitting-nba-superstars-get-your-ass-out-there-its-not-work-its-called-playing-184048646.html
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 09, 2017, 08:21:37 PM
The Cavaliers decided to actually make their shots tonight.

The think is, even with a record-setting first quarter, there's no one watching this game thinking "there's no way GS can come back."
Title: Re: 2016 - 2017 Basketball Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 10, 2017, 05:37:56 AM
https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN/status/873361268001734658