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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:13 PM   #1
Calvin
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Now that we've taken Maui and beaten Gonzaga, I think we can legitimately boast of being one of the few undfeated teams left. Here's the list as of 12/11:

#1 Indiana 9-0
#2 Duke 9-0
#3 Michigan 10-0
#4 Syracuse 8-0
#5 Florida 7-0 (plays AZ next)
#8 Arizona 7-0
#10 Illinois 11-0
#11 Cinci 9-0 (plays New Mex in Dec)
#17 New Mexico 10-0
#23 Wichita St 9-0
Wyoming 10-0
Charlotte 9-0
LSU 6-0

Hard to believe we got here, hard to believe we're in the top 10, and hard to believe that despite being in the top 10, there's still 3 conference foes ahead of us. Gonna enjoy it while we have it. The schedule will get harder.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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haven't you excluded our next opponent? last time I looked, Eastern Kentucky was also undefeated.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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haven't you excluded our next opponent? last time I looked, Eastern Kentucky was also undefeated.
No, he is counting that as an Illini win and EKU loss
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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No, he is counting that as an Illini win and EKU loss
after watching tonight's game, i wouldn't be so quick to assume that win.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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LSU wins tonight, they stay undefeated at 6-0.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:39 AM   #6
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#5 Florida 7-0 (plays AZ next)
This is an impressive team. They absolutely humiliated Florida State the other night, and wiped the floor with Bo's Badgers and Marquette. Looking forward to finally see them finally beat Calipari in person.

He doesn't get the national attention because UF is not a basketball school, but Donovan is quietly one of the consistently best coaches in the nation.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:40 AM   #7
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Billy Donovan had gotten plenty of national attention. First for winning back to back championships in '06 and '07. Soon after, he signed on as the Orlando Magic head coach, and then abruptly quit and went back to Florida. Florida didn't make the tournament for a couple of years after that, but Donovan seems to have them back on track. He is a really good coach and I expect we will keep hearing from the Florida Gators and Billy Donovan for a long time.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 08:52 AM   #8
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haven't you excluded our next opponent? last time I looked, Eastern Kentucky was also undefeated.
True dat. Hopefully the oversight is short-lived.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:46 AM   #9
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Billy Donovan had gotten plenty of national attention. First for winning back to back championships in '06 and '07. Soon after, he signed on as the Orlando Magic head coach, and then abruptly quit and went back to Florida. Florida didn't make the tournament for a couple of years after that, but Donovan seems to have them back on track. He is a really good coach and I expect we will keep hearing from the Florida Gators and Billy Donovan for a long time.
half his recruiting pitch is "its warm here all the time"
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:21 PM   #10
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half his recruiting pitch is "its warm here all the time"
And the ladies are beautiful in their skimpy clothing!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:40 PM   #11
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And the ladies are beautiful in their skimpy clothing!
I was about to say... "They wear bikinis on the quad, ALL THE TIME!"

When it's 70+ most of the year, you gotta stay in beach body shape.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:47 PM   #12
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LSU is surprising. Johnny O Bryant has impressed in the couple times I've watched them play. The Tigers might be relative next year to tournament talk with a solid recruiting class along with a bunch of contributing guys from this team. It'll still be a tough year in conference but the NIT shouldnt be out of the question which is great considering all the transfers plus the recent coaching change.

Side not: Ex Tiger Elston Turner who was the teams leading scorer ended up at NC State and will be eligible next season. Big pick up for the Pack who will lose some key players after this season. Don't get him confused with current Aggie Ray Turner but don't get him mixed up with A&M Elston Turner who is a transfer from Washington.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:17 PM   #13
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I count 13 undefeateds today.

Could easily lose 3 this weekend
Arizona v Florida tonight, guaranteed reduction
Charlotte v Miami FL in Florida maybe
E Kentucky v Illinois, guaranteed reduction

Let's be one of 10! !
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:27 PM   #14
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Speaking of undefeated, Illinois is 30+ undefeated non conference games @ AH.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:48 PM   #15
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Both Charlotte and LSU lost tonight. 2 less teams on the list.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:03 PM   #16
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Undefeated teams eligible to lose this weekend

1. Indiana (vs. Butler)
2. Michigan (vs. WVU)
3. Syracuse (vs. Canisius)
4. Florida (vs. Arizona)
5. Arizona (vs. Florida)
6. Cincinnati (vs. Marshall)
7. New Mexico (vs. New Mexico State)
8. Eastern Kentucky (vs. Illinois)

I really, really doubt all of these teams lose, but say they do; Illinois would be one of three undefeated teams left in the country. Even if half of them lose, this narrows the list down to single digits.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:06 PM   #17
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Both Charlotte and LSU lost tonight. 2 less teams on the list.
Wichata St. lost last night.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 02:24 AM   #18
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Undefeated teams eligible to lose this weekend

1. Indiana (vs. Butler)
2. Michigan (vs. WVU)
3. Syracuse (vs. Canisius)
4. Florida (vs. Arizona)
5. Arizona (vs. Florida)
6. Cincinnati (vs. Marshall)
7. New Mexico (vs. New Mexico State)
8. Eastern Kentucky (vs. Illinois)

I really, really doubt all of these teams lose, but say they do; Illinois would be one of three undefeated teams left in the country. Even if half of them lose, this narrows the list down to single digits.

I really, really doubt it too! Considering AZ and FL play each other.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:04 AM   #19
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I'm using my 3rd post to make an important request!

DON'T JINX THE ILLINI!
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 10:40 AM   #20
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I really, really doubt it too! Considering AZ and FL play each other.
:laugh: True! I could see New Mexico or Cincinnati going down today, though. New Mexico State always plays the Lobos tough because they're in-state rivals, and Marshall is an underrated team, while Cincy is an overrated team. Plus, Florida or Arizona will lose. We will be one of a single-digit number of undefeated teams left in the nation after tonight.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 12:05 PM   #21
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He doesn't get the national attention because UF is not a basketball school, but Donovan is quietly one of the consistently best coaches in the nation.
All he's done is win back-to-back national championships and appear in another, what's the big deal?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:30 PM   #22
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I'm using my 3rd post to make an important request!

DON'T JINX THE ILLINI!
Yeah, no kidding. Please put EKU on that list, just to satisfy my conscious.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:37 PM   #23
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Butler!!!

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Yeah, no kidding. Please put EKU on that list, just to satisfy my conscious.
2.3 to go in OT, Butler up 2.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:38 PM   #24
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BUTLER WINS!!
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:39 PM   #25
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That win over Butler in Maui looks a whole lot better now.

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