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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Illinois #9 - Deadspin.com
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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Only one player mentioned. Interesting.

Still cool, and I agree that Groce's team is very watchable!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:17 PM   #3
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Wisconsin #13.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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Tyler Griffey is having a great February after chucking the ball all over the Midwest in January.
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He plays like a much smaller man around the basket, and might be the only 6-foot-9 guy in basketball who regularly throws up floaters near the hoop. But on the perimeter, he's dangerous with that hay-baler shot of his
:laugh:Pretty succinctly sums up TG at Illinois

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:19 PM   #5
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Wisconsin #13.


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This is the first season in the Ken Pom era (since 2002-03) that Wisconsin has scored under one point per possession in Big Ten play


Bo Ryan Ball is the antithesis of watchable
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:21 PM   #6
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Any list with wisconsin on it has no credibility.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:26 PM   #7
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The second I saw Wisconsin on that list, I had to close the article. They are the definition of unwatchable. Hope all his readers are able to tune in and appreciate their next thrilling match up against Nebraska...

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:27 PM   #8
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The second I saw Wisconsin on that list, I had to close the article. They are the definition of unwatchable. Hope all his readers are able to tune in and appreciate their next thrilling match up against Nebraska...
Should be a real barnburner!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:25 PM   #9
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If Wisconsin is on it, how do we know it's not a sarcastic list? Honest question.

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:31 PM   #10
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yeah felt good until I saw WI
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:01 PM   #11
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I'd be interested to see how they rank "watchable" teams. Do they just watch one game of each team and decide how showtime-ish or exciting they are? Let me put it this way...with over 300 Division One schools, how exactly do they rank in an order the most "watchable" ones? How many alley-oops they complete? How many exciting three-pointers they drain? If Wisconsin is on this list, there must be something wrong with their criteria of what an exciting, watchable team is.

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:04 PM   #12
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I'd be interested to see how they rank "watchable" teams. Do they just watch one game of each team and decide how showtime-ish or exciting they are? Let me put it this way...with over 300 Division One schools, how exactly do they rank in an order the most "watchable" ones? How many alley-oops they complete? How many exciting three-pointers they drain? If Wisconsin is on this list, there must be something wrong with their criteria of what an exciting, watchable team is.
They might just like defense and slow, methodical offense. I wouldn't put WI in my top 100 teams to watch probably, but some people may like it.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:00 PM   #13
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Lol at Steve Alford and His Lobos Team being last on that list
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 12:05 AM   #14
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Wisconsin #13.
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If Wisconsin is on it, how do we know it's not a sarcastic list? Honest question.
Yeah... crap. I don't think it is, but I do question the writer's credibility on that one. Maybe he's a Badger?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:48 AM   #15
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Any list with wisconsin on it has no credibility.
If you like "streetball" the Badgers don't cut it. If you appreciate disciplined team skills and good defense, the Badgers are very watchable. I don't think they are among the most watchable teams but as a team they execute their offense really well and I appreciate seeing a team do that.
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