2018-2019 Predictions Thread

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#76
Mark me down as a 14-17 vote. Wish I could predict more wins, but I just don't see it unless our bigs majorly outperform their rankings.
Thu, Nov 08___Evansville W
Tue, Nov 13___Georgetown W
Mon, Nov 19___Gonzaga (Maui Invitational) L
Tue, Nov 20___Arizona or Iowa State (Maui Invitational) L
Wed, Nov 21___Auburn/Duke/SDSU/Xavier (Maui Invitational) L
Sun, Nov 25___Mississippi Valley State W
Tue, Nov 27___@Notre Dame L
Sun, Dec 02___@Nebraska L
Wed, Dec 05___Ohio State (Chicago, IL) L
Sat, Dec 08___UNLV W
Sat, Dec 15___East Tennessee State W
Sat, Dec 22___Missouri (St. Louis, MO) W
Sat, Dec 29___Florida Atlantic W
Thu, Jan 03___@Indiana L
Sun, Jan 06___@Northwestern L
Thu, Jan 10___Michigan L
Wed, Jan 16___Minnesota W
Sun, Jan 20___@Iowa L
Wed, Jan 23___Wisconsin W
Sat, Jan 26___Maryland (New York, NY) L
Wed, Jan 30___@Minnesota L
Sat, Feb 02___Nebraska W
Tue, Feb 05___Michigan State L
Sat, Feb 09___Rutgers W
Thu, Feb 14___@Ohio State L
Mon, Feb 18___@Wisconsin L
Sat, Feb 23___Penn State W
Wed, Feb 27___@Purdue L
Sun, Mar 03___Northwestern W
Thu, Mar 07___Indiana W
Sun, Mar 10___@Penn State L
 
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#84
9-22 (5-15) Pessimistic

13-18 (6-14) Realistic

20-11 (11-9) Optimistic

Our nonconference schedule is brutal, only 4 true cupcakes. I think we pull 3 more wins somewhere out of UNLV, 3 Maui games, Mizzou, ND, Georgetown.

B1G is full of teams with experience, and of course the Michigan teams will be a challenge. Wild cards are OSU,Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. They all have some talent that should put them in the top half of the league, but will it finally come together? I can't imagine a world where NW is better than us this year. I'll need to see this team shoot in the top quarter of the league before I ever think we will sniff the top half of the league, we wont have the defense to say otherwise.

One thing you can't deny about this schedule, it's one of the hardest we've seen in almost a decade. 2 more B1G games and a stack Maui game will do that.

I predict an undefeated season capped by a national title where we beat Duke. Kipper dominates Zion Williamson so much so that he quits the game forever and because he isn’t the best left handed player in the country, Trent Frazier is. Ayo has so much fun he pledges to stay 4 years. During the playing of one shining moment somewhere Bruce pearl is arrested for tax evasion and for being a general waste of life.
 
#85
I predict an undefeated season capped by a national title where we beat Duke. Kipper dominates Zion Williamson so much so that he quits the game forever and because he isn’t the best left handed player in the country, Trent Frazier is. Ayo has so much fun he pledges to stay 4 years. During the playing of one shining moment somewhere Bruce pearl is arrested for tax evasion and for being a general waste of life.
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#86
I predict an undefeated season capped by a national title where we beat Duke. Kipper dominates Zion Williamson so much so that he quits the game forever and because he isn’t the best left handed player in the country, Trent Frazier is. Ayo has so much fun he pledges to stay 4 years. During the playing of one shining moment somewhere Bruce pearl is arrested for tax evasion and for being a general waste of life.
Can you change Pearl's crime to a capital offense?
 
#87
I predict an undefeated season capped by a national title where we beat Duke. Kipper dominates Zion Williamson so much so that he quits the game forever and because he isn’t the best left handed player in the country, Trent Frazier is. Ayo has so much fun he pledges to stay 4 years. During the playing of one shining moment somewhere Bruce pearl is arrested for using donor money to payoff Stormy Daniels.
FIFY
 
#88
Captain 'Paign
Phoenix, AZ
I predict an undefeated season capped by a national title where we beat Duke. Kipper dominates Zion Williamson so much so that he quits the game forever and because he isn’t the best left handed player in the country, Trent Frazier is. Ayo has so much fun he pledges to stay 4 years. During the playing of one shining moment somewhere Bruce pearl is arrested for tax evasion and for being a general waste of life.
This really needs to be in Orange.
 
#91
I don't know how everyone else feels (I gather from some of the middling record predictions), but I think that 17 or 18 wins from this team is absolutely a bubble team. I mean, with the new formula that the NCAA is going to use, it would require a very respectable defensive and offensive efficiency against this schedule to get to 17 or 18. Not to mention, it would mean beating a whole host of really good teams.

My season prediction....TBD. Go 0-3 in Maui, I'll take the under if set at 13.5. Go 1-2 or Angels in the Outfield style 2-1 or better, I'll take the over of 16.5. No matter, if this team flirting with .500, that's a hell of a season.
 
#92
Ft. Collins, CO
W - Thu, Nov 08___Evansville
W - Tue, Nov 13___Georgetown
L - Mon, Nov 19___Gonzaga (Maui Invitational)
L - Tue, Nov 20___Arizona or Iowa State (Maui Invitational)
W - Wed, Nov 21___Auburn/Duke/SDSU/Xavier (Maui Invitational)
W - Sun, Nov 25___Mississippi Valley State
L - Tue, Nov 27___@Notre Dame
W - Sun, Dec 02___@Nebraska
W - Wed, Dec 05___Ohio State (Chicago, IL)
W - Sat, Dec 08___UNLV
W - Sat, Dec 15___East Tennessee State
W - Sat, Dec 22___Missouri (St. Louis, MO)
W - Sat, Dec 29___Florida Atlantic
L - Thu, Jan 03___@Indiana
L - Sun, Jan 06___@Northwestern
L - Thu, Jan 10___Michigan
W - Wed, Jan 16___Minnesota
W - Sun, Jan 20___@Iowa
L - Wed, Jan 23___Wisconsin
L - Sat, Jan 26___Maryland (New York, NY)
L - Wed, Jan 30___@Minnesota
W - Sat, Feb 02___Nebraska
L - Tue, Feb 05___Michigan State
W - Sat, Feb 09___Rutgers
L - Thu, Feb 14___@Ohio State
L - Mon, Feb 18___@Wisconsin
W - Sat, Feb 23___Penn State
L - Wed, Feb 27___@Purdue
W - Sun, Mar 03___Northwestern
W - Thu, Mar 07___Indiana
W - Sun, Mar 10___@Penn State


18-13 Regular Season
8-3 Non-Conference
10-10 BT Conference
1-1 BTT
Mid tier NIT bid

Biggest Concerns
- Really tough Non-Conference schedule
- Lack of experience
- Limited talent in front court

Causes for Optimism
+ 2nd year in BU's system for returning players
+ Roster of players committed to BU and his system
+ Increased athleticism

While the record is probably over-optimistic, I am confident that this will be a really fun team to watch so I will continue to drink the Koolaid as long as I can. November 8th can't come soon enough ... Go Illini! :shield:
 
#94
W - Thu, Nov 08___Evansville
W - Tue, Nov 13___Georgetown

L - Mon, Nov 19___Gonzaga (Maui Invitational)
L- Tue, Nov 20___Arizona or Iowa State (Maui Invitational)
L - Wed, Nov 21___Auburn/Duke/SDSU/Xavier (Maui Invitational)
W - Sun, Nov 25___Mississippi Valley State
L - Tue, Nov 27___@Notre Dame
W - Sun, Dec 02___@Nebraska
W - Wed, Dec 05___Ohio State (Chicago, IL)
W - Sat, Dec 08___UNLV
W - Sat, Dec 15___East Tennessee State
W - Sat, Dec 22___Missouri (St. Louis, MO)

W - Sat, Dec 29___Florida Atlantic
L - Thu, Jan 03___@Indiana
W - Sun, Jan 06___@Northwestern
L - Thu, Jan 10___Michigan
W - Wed, Jan 16___Minnesota
W - Sun, Jan 20___@Iowa
W - Wed, Jan 23___Wisconsin
L - Sat, Jan 26___Maryland (New York, NY)
W - Wed, Jan 30___@Minnesota
W - Sat, Feb 02___Nebraska

L - Tue, Feb 05___Michigan State
W - Sat, Feb 09___Rutgers
L - Thu, Feb 14___@Ohio State
L - Mon, Feb 18___@Wisconsin
W - Sat, Feb 23___Penn State
L - Wed, Feb 27___@Purdue
W - Sun, Mar 03___Northwestern
L - Thu, Mar 07___Indiana
W - Sun, Mar 10___@Penn State

7-4 Non-Conference - 12-8 Conference with a 19-12 Overall....Tied for with 3 others at 5th overall in the B1G with a Bubble Team entry!! Play in the Southwest Regional first round against LSU, we win by 9, then move on against Kansas and lose by 11...season over!


Most Improved Player goes to DaMonte Williams
MVP goes to Trent Frazier
Biggest Surprise Giorgi B
Best 3Pt % goes to Griffin as long as he has minimum attempts
Best Rebounder Jones
Assist Leader goes to Ayo
2 Pt % Leader goes to Kipper Nichols
Highest T/O average goes to Trent Frazier
Leadership Award to AJ
 
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#95
I've looked at this a couple of times the past two days, but I'm not seeing more than 13 wins.

13-18, but it won't be as painful as last year?
 
#96
Thu, Nov 08___Evansville W
Tue, Nov 13___Georgetown W
Mon, Nov 19___Gonzaga (Maui Invitational) L
Tue, Nov 20___Arizona or Iowa State (Maui Invitational) W
Wed, Nov 21___Auburn/Duke/SDSU/Xavier (Maui Invitational) L
Sun, Nov 25___Mississippi Valley State W
Tue, Nov 27___@Notre Dame L
Sun, Dec 02___@Nebraska L
Wed, Dec 05___Ohio State (Chicago, IL) W
Sat, Dec 08___UNLV W
Sat, Dec 15___East Tennessee State W
Sat, Dec 22___Missouri (St. Louis, MO) W
Sat, Dec 29___Florida Atlantic W
Thu, Jan 03___@Indiana L
Sun, Jan 06___@Northwestern W
Thu, Jan 10___Michigan L
Wed, Jan 16___Minnesota W
Sun, Jan 20___@Iowa W
Wed, Jan 23___Wisconsin W
Sat, Jan 26___Maryland (New York, NY) W
Wed, Jan 30___@Minnesota L
Sat, Feb 02___Nebraska W
Tue, Feb 05___Michigan State L
Sat, Feb 09___Rutgers W
Thu, Feb 14___@Ohio State L
Mon, Feb 18___@Wisconsin L
Sat, Feb 23___Penn State W
Wed, Feb 27___@Purdue L
Sun, Mar 03___Northwestern W
Thu, Mar 07___Indiana W
Sun, Mar 10___@Penn State L

19-12 overall record 11-9 in B1G. Strength of schedule and quality wins get them into the dance.
 
#99
10 wins

In addition to AJ and DeLaRosa, we also lose Ayo (pro), and two others (transfer).

Adam Miller early commits.

Some other PG we love visits and loves us, but commits elsewhere due to fear of backing up Miller.

NBA rules changes allow Miller to reconsider and go pro.

But we beat Mizzou.
 
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10 wins

In addition to AJ and DeLaRosa, we also lose Ayo (pro), and two others (transfer).

Adam Miller early commits.

Some other PG we love visits and loves us, but commits elsewhere due to fear of backing up Miller.

NBA rules changes allow Miller to reconsider and go pro.

But we beat Mizzou.
Please disclose what you took so I never make that mistake.
 
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