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Thread: 2021-22 Men's College Basketball Season - UNC v. Kansas for the Natty

  1. #601
    Louisville is the septic tank of the ACC. Worst addition in conference history. West Virginia is Stanford by comparison.

  2. #602
    Quote Originally Posted by DeacsATS View Post
    They'll probably fire him this week and let Dino coach out the rest of the season as an interim.

    (that's a joke)
    Maybe they want Pitino back

  3. #603
    Auburn has ascended to #1. Believe its the first time in school history. Bruce Pearl is shady, but credit to him for succeeding at a program with no basketball tradition outside of Barclay and Chuck Person.

    Deep connections between Forbes and Bruce Pearl. I assume that they are still close, but not sure after the NCAA essentially caused every coach in that program to fend for themselves and rebuild his career.


    Also, "The Big Ten and Big East have five ranked teams apiece, followed by the SEC and Big 12 with four each. The Pac-12 has three and the ACC, American Athletic, West Coast and Atlantic 10 each have one." Barf.
    Last edited by Pilchard; 01-24-2022 at 02:01 PM.

  4. #604
    Bobby Hurley found himself on the wrong end of disparate foul calls, and was not happy.

    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba...duct-officials

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    UNC looks desperate to find a W in this game vs. VT. Love it. GTHC

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    Come on Hokies!
    I love mankind...itís people I canít stand!!

  7. #607
    VaTech throwing the game away. Literally. Two bad passes on last two possessions.

  8. #608
    Manek gets away with an elbow into Mutts' throat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchard View Post
    Auburn has ascended to #1. Believe its the first time in school history. Bruce Pearl is shady, but credit to him for succeeding at a program with no basketball tradition outside of Barclay and Chuck Person.

    Deep connections between Forbes and Bruce Pearl. I assume that they are still close, but not sure after the NCAA essentially caused every coach in that program to fend for themselves and rebuild his career.


    Also, "The Big Ten and Big East have five ranked teams apiece, followed by the SEC and Big 12 with four each. The Pac-12 has three and the ACC, American Athletic, West Coast and Atlantic 10 each have one." Barf.
    One of the key players in Auburn's rise is Walker Kessler, who transferred from UNC last season. It was a big blow to Roy Williams and some UNC fans blame his decision to transfer on Roy's subsequent decision to retire. They're also pretty salty over the success that Kessler and Auburn are having right now. Just one reason to enjoy watching Auburn move to #1 - it's driving UNC fans nuts.

  10. #610
    Chevez Goodwin turned out to be good
    We're going to be good again.

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    Iím in this weird space where Iím optimistic about Wake hoops but I donít follow national hoops so I donít know how good we really are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    Iím in this weird space where Iím optimistic about Wake hoops but I donít follow national hoops so I donít know how good we really are.
    Neither does anybody else. We lost to some good teams early, had some close wins over teams that were so-so. Now we are embarrassing other ACC teams not named Duke. Wake is clearly better now than at Thanksgiving. How much better? Hard to say.

    The remaining road games will be one measure. Then the ACC Tournament. Then the NCAA Tournament.

    IMHO, Wake is top 20. But won't be recognized as such until March

  13. #613
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    Iím in this weird space where Iím optimistic about Wake hoops but I donít follow national hoops so I donít know how good we really are.
    After our Miami game, we were #65 in Kenpom and had more or less been the same team from the start of the year to that point ó pretty good on both ends but some inconsistencies that resulted in the close games with VMI/Charlotte (Jake was out for these), Oregon st, northwestern, loss to Louisville. Good trajectory but we hadnít turned it up a notch yet.

    In the 7 games starting with Florida St, weíve been 16.9 points per 100 possessions better than our opponents in raw terms, which would be tops in ACC play. 5 were at home, so Iíll make the adjustment to each, and then Iíll adjust for opponent strength based on their Kenpom Adjusted Efficiency (what teamís overall rankings stem from). The result is:

    Last 7: +25.61, which would be 9th in Kenpom, right between Kansas and Duke.
    Last 4: +32.27, which would be #1.

    Our defense has been consistently awesome, with an average PP100 of 89.9. Relative to what opponents had done on the season this has been great, ranging from +7 (Duke game) to +38, holding those 7 teams all below their season long adjusted offensive efficiency, and doing so by 19.8 points per 100 over that 7 game stretch.

    The offense has been 7.9PP100 better on average than what those teams give up, with the first three averaging right at what our opponents give up and the three since Monsanto joined at 15.8 points better.

  14. #614
    WTF happened to Louvul and Mack in the last 2 years? They used to be good, especially on D. They got down big early to UVA last night, and UVA kept them at bay the rest of the game. UVA mostly got good shots too, something they rarely do. This is the worst Mack team I've ever seen.

    Ph, I think we're very good by ACC standards, but we're going to have a tough time in the dance as an 8-10 seed, as will Miami, UNC and FSU. When you go watch a game like UVA/Louvul and then come home and watch Kansas/TT, the difference is stark. I wouldn't be surprised if no ACC team survives the 1st weekend.

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    I'm happy that we're a #8 seed in Bracketology already. It gives us a good chance to get up to a #6 seed or higher.
    Last edited by PhDeac; 01-25-2022 at 02:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    I'm happy that we're a #8 seed in Bracketology already. It gives us a good chance to get up to a #6 seed or higher.
    Six seed is where I see Wake. Finish top 3 in regular season. Second in ACC Tournament. (Nobody beating Duke in K's final ACC Tournament). I could see that getting Wake a six seed.

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    Same. I think our OOC puts a ceiling on how far up we can go unless we win the ACCT. I'm really comfortable with a #6 seed. Get a floundering First Four team in the 1st and avoid the top top teams in the 2nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    Same. I think our OOC puts a ceiling on how far up we can go unless we win the ACCT. I'm really comfortable with a #6 seed. Get a floundering First Four team in the 1st and avoid the top top teams in the 2nd.
    Blow out some "I'm happy to just get in" 11 seed. Then give some #3 seed an "oh shit" them? day. Play second weekend.

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    Exactly. That's why the #6 seed is the next best seed behind 1, 2, and 3. Avoid those tricky #12 and #13 seeds and avoid the #1 seed until the Elite Eight.

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    If the Deacs win out do they slide into the final 1 seed or is 2 the highest they could hope for?

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