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Old Nov 23, 2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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Quite a few interesting games today

Duke v VCU . . . . . . . . . 6:00 pm
Kansas St. v scUM . . . . 3:30 pm
Wisconsin v Creighton . . 9:00 pm
Minny v Memphis . . . . . Noon
Iowa St. v Cincy . . . . . . 5:30 pm
Mizzou v Lou-a-ville . . . . 8:30 pm

and a scouting opportunity
Ga Tech v Cal . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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Also a good scouting opportunity is Gonzaga hosting Oklahoma at 6:30. So that's at least six teams on our schedule playing decent opponents today: Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia Tech, Gonzaga, and Missouri. Any others?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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Yeah.
Like I want to sit through Ga. Tech and Cal.
No thanks.
Illinois will be ready and pound the bejesus out of them at the Hall.
That's the only GT game I plan on watching.

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:36 AM   #4
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Quite a few interesting games today

Duke v VCU . . . . . . . . . 6:00 pm
Kansas St. v scUM . . . . 3:30 pm
Wisconsin v Creighton . . 9:00 pm
Minny v Memphis . . . . . Noon
Iowa St. v Cincy . . . . . . 5:30 pm
Mizzou v Lou-a-ville . . . . 8:30 pm

and a scouting opportunity
Ga Tech v Cal . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am
I don't often find myself rooting for UM but today I will. No one should be better prepared to stop the BW offense than a BIG.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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I don't often find myself rooting for UM but today I will. No one should be better prepared to stop the BW offense than a BIG.
I agree that UM is in a good position today given familiarity with the BW offense.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:02 AM   #6
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I don't often find myself rooting for UM but today I will. No one should be better prepared to stop the BW offense than a BIG.
The last I looked, Vegas was only giving K State 4.5pts. You'd think with how good UM is projected to be coupled with the experience they have playing against Weber's offense would widen the margin.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:37 AM   #7
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Minnesota up by 6 early against a ranked Memphis on the road. I interested to see if the Gophers can hang with them for 40 mins.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:40 AM   #8
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The last I looked, Vegas was only giving K State 4.5pts. You'd think with how good UM is projected to be coupled with the experience they have playing against Weber's offense would widen the margin.
Cuts both ways. BW knows their personnel pretty well.

Dunno how much Beilein knows about KSU's guys.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:44 AM   #9
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Watched a little bit of both GT and Gonzaga last night, neither was too impressive. Of course in the Clemson/Gonzaga game, neither side could make many shots, that's always going to make a team look worse than they are. They've got a lot of size, but our guards and quickness should be tough for them to handle.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:11 PM   #10
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At the half
Minny 47
Memphis 42
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:41 PM   #11
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Its the Dre Hollins show in Minny/Memphis game.
Set a career high in the 1st half !
Now has 32 of their 63 points.
Minny 63
Memphis 57
10:40 remaining

Minny seems very vulnerable to driving the lane.
Help defense not very good
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:43 PM   #12
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Minnesota scoring 63 points that quickly is surprising.

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:49 PM   #13
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Minnesota still leading Memphis. I'm reminded that Pastner was a hot candidate for the Illinois job. I wonder how many years his teams can under perform before Pastner loses his appeal.

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:56 PM   #14
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would be a nice win for the B1G if Minny pulls it off
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:58 PM   #15
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Memphis went on a run but Minny survived it. 73-68 Minny ahead with the ball at the under 4 mark.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:05 PM   #16
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Oops, double post.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:05 PM   #17
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Down to 1:37 and Black just fouled out for Memphis
Minny 73
Memph 70

Shooting 2, make 'em both,
now 75, 70

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:06 PM   #18
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Looking like Minny might hang on and win this one. Very good for the B1G.

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:13 PM   #19
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Minny up by 7 with less than 30 seconds left. Should win.

I watched the last 15 mins or so of the game...really excellent post defense from what I saw. Shouldn't be a problem for Illinois, given how little we'll be relying on post offense.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:13 PM   #20
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Wow Hollins with 41 points...

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:13 PM   #21
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Nice win for Minny.
Big day for Dre Hollins with 41 points
Minny 84
Memphis 75
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:14 PM   #22
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Well, good news, one more team in Memphis for sure is being bounced from the rankings. Great win for Minny.

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:14 PM   #23
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Have to laugh, one announcer calls him "Drey" and one calls him "Drew".
Seems like they ought to get that figured out.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:16 PM   #24
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Did I see the Minnesota was actually a 3 point favorite? Obviously a good call, since they won, but I found that a tad surprising.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:17 PM   #25
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Did I see the Minnesota was actually a 3 point favorite? Obviously a good call, since they won, but I found that a tad surprising.
Pomeroy had Minny by 3, 68-65, yes.
Absolute score wildly different, margin the same.
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