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  1. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    They're in the sweet spot. Great recruits (they've had a lot of 4/5 stars) but not good enough to be one-and-done's.

    That's where everyone wants to be, but no one has a formula for it. So far, the strategy is to recruit the best players you can get and hope it all works out. Since the one-and-done era began, we've seen two types of champion: the one-and-done team and the experienced senior team (and some hybrids). But so far, all champs in this era are basketball power programs with McDonald's All-Americans on the roster.
    They have a McD AA jointing next season along with a couple of four stars. Ranked 12 right now. By the time its done, they could easily crack the top 10. Was bound to happen as they're quickly emerging as a modern day blue blood.
    “Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.” -- Harry S. Truman

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    "Three-time Pro Bowler Eric Weddle the most versatile, and maybe most intelligent, safety in the game." -- SI, 9/7/15, p. 107.

  2. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Also, the recruiting class rankings don't include transfers. Paschall, probably the 2nd most valuable player for Nova in this tournament, was recruited out of Fordham. He was freshman of the year there, so I'm guessing he was a highly recruited transfer. Seems like these high profile transfers are going to be more and more important for power programs.
    Transfers has been our saving grace. Without transfers, we’d be sunk.

  3. #123
    Duke comes back from down 23 in the 2nd half to beat Louisville. Dramatic week for basketball fans of good taste.

  4. #124
    In the offseason, Gonzaga thought about joining the MWC but chickened out. Now, Gonzaga and Nevada are cruising through their conferences without breaking a sweat. If the Zags had manned up and pulled the trigger, we'd get 2-3 games between those two teams this year. Instead, we get two conference generating zero discussion.

  5. #125
    UNC @ Duke tonight. Game of the year, part I. I feel like Zion has to get this one to really be a 1-and-done legend at Duke.

  6. #126
    Barack Obama sitting next to Reggie Love at the Game. I had a German class with Reggie. We did a Zoolander sketch in German together. Reggie was a clown, a nice an funny guy. I was shocked when he became the personal assistant to the president of the US.

  7. #127
    Never seen this before:


  8. #128
    That was something...

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    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

  9. #129
    Now we have to wait to hear on Zion. He's the rare combination of college basketball's best and most likable player. That doesn't happen often. It takes something special to get people to root for Duke. If he's out for the season, they should just shut basketball down until next year.

  10. #130
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Now we have to wait to hear on Zion. He's the rare combination of college basketball's best and most likable player. That doesn't happen often. It takes something special to get people to root for Duke. If he's out for the season, they should just shut basketball down until next year.
    Knee sprain. Thank goodness.

  11. #131
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    UNC @ Duke tonight. Game of the year, part I. I feel like Zion has to get this one to really be a 1-and-done legend at Duke.
    Well, here we go again. Duke vs UNC, this time with Zion. The Heels have a chance to erase the asterisk. Zion has a chance to become an all-time great for Duke.

    Duke is a very interesting team this season. In an era of three point shooting, they rely on driving and an inside game. They don't shoot well as a team but are trying to overcome that with a lot of twos. I don't think they get past the sweet 16. Some team will get hot, and Duke will end up trading twos for threes in a loss. Oh, and way too much of their scoring comes from just two players.

  12. #132
    LSU reinstates Wade. I remain skeptical that anything will happen to any of the coaches/programs that cheated in college basketball.
    Last edited by sancho; 04-14-2019 at 09:42 PM.

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