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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2018, 06:09:45 AM »
Auburn lost for the first time at home all season 81-80.  Amazing it was this close for a couple of reasons.
1] Texas A&M is the tallest team in the SEC.  AU's two earlier losses were to teams in the top 25 or so of starting height.
2] AUs best defender and leading scorer got hurt and set out the entire second half.

Despite getting clobbered on the boards, AU hit 21 of 24 free throws to keep it close.

Wish they had won, but it was a great game to see.

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2018, 12:21:13 PM »
The Cavaliers just overhauled 50% of their roster
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2018, 12:46:03 PM »
Ohio State beat #3 Purdue on the road last night.  Great game. 
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2018, 12:49:28 PM »
Ohio State beat #3 Purdue on the road last night.  Great game. 

I heard about it but didn't see it
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2018, 03:25:54 PM »
Auburn beat Georgia on the road by 17.

Auburn was without their leading scorer (who leads the league in 3-points and is also their best defender).

Up next, Valentines Date Night vs. Kentucky.

And since I married the right girl, it is actually date night and she would be furious if we did not go to the game.   :smitten:

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2018, 06:48:56 AM »
Auburn beat Kentucky with defensive intensity and 87% free throw shooting.

Regretfully, my wife got sick and could not go with me to the game.  I gave the student to an undergrad waiting in line for standing room only tickets instead of selling it for > $100.

Auburn only has left:
Alabama & SC at home.
Florida, SC and Arkansas on the road.

All except the South Carolina games should be tough.

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2018, 06:56:08 AM »
You didn't stay home with your sick wife on Valentines day so you could go to a basketball game.  And your still alive to talk about it.  You've got a great wife!
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2018, 02:23:44 PM »
You didn't stay home with your sick wife on Valentines day so you could go to a basketball game.  And your still alive to talk about it.  You've got a great wife!

My wife told me to go to the basketball game.  She also said that she would go if the shoe was on the other foot.

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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2018, 02:53:11 PM »
I keep seeing NC St projected into the tournament, and while they've got a few good wins under their belt, they've got some atrocious losses (UNC-G? Really?)
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2018, 03:02:20 PM »
I keep seeing NC St projected into the tournament, and while they've got a few good wins under their belt, they've got some atrocious losses (UNC-G? Really?)

Does the ACC have a tournament.  If so, it may depend on how well they do there.
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2018, 03:08:51 PM »
Does the ACC have a tournament. 

yes. Plus they have a few more conf games to raise their profile.  They'll be forgiven if they lose to Louisville, but not if they lose to Syracuse or BC or Wake Forest.
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2018, 07:58:52 AM »
you gotta love any basketball game in which one of the cheerleaders gets ejected

https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2018/2/15/17019136/arizona-cheerleader-ejected-video-basketball
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2018, 09:21:56 AM »
you gotta love any basketball game in which one of the cheerleaders gets ejected

https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2018/2/15/17019136/arizona-cheerleader-ejected-video-basketball

That happened a few years ago at a high school game I was at.  One of the opposing teams cheerleader's didn't like a call and wouldn't let it go, so the ref let her leave early. 
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2018, 09:23:59 AM »
Ohio State lost to Penn State last night.  The Nittany Lions have swept the Buckeyes basketball this year. 
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Re: 2017-2018 Consolidated Hoops Thread
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2018, 10:22:37 AM »
Ohio State lost to Penn State last night.  The Nittany Lions have swept the Buckeyes basketball this year. 

that's tough to do this year
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