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#61 BSLRobShields

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:00 PM

Nice job Rob. No disagreement. I wish I had more faith in Turgeon to execute a fast paced offense and get these freshman going early and often. But I just don't. If he does a great job coaching this bunch I see them surprising a lot of people.
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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:03 PM

I want to see how Indiana plays defensively. They are on my short list for final 4 teams though.
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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:07 PM

I want to see how Indiana plays defensively. They are on my short list for final 4 teams though.

They won't be good defensively. But will it matter? May not in our league due to lack of offense in general for competition. Will matter in the dance though.
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Posted 30 October 2016 - 08:55 PM

Sports Illustrated: Wisconsin's experience makes it a Big Ten favorite



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 09:19 PM

Poor Rutgers lol.

Wisconsin is clearly the best team in the Big 10 IMO. But any of five could win it: Wisky, MSU, Indiana, Purdue, or MD (those are the five best teams I think).


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 08:52 PM

Sports on Earth: Duke Runaway No. 1 In AP College Hoops Poll



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:34 AM

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:44 AM

Nice work Seth, very informative. I can't believe you made it past one sentence for Boston College.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:47 AM

Nice work Seth, very informative. I can't believe you made it past one sentence for Boston College.

Ha. Thanks. 


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:08 AM

FSU is going to give people problems.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:42 AM

FSU is going to give people problems.

Agreed. 

 

Found a mistake on the FSU part, Mayes is a Junior, not sure why i wrote Senior guard, then junior season. 

 

My bad.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:44 AM

Tatum may not miss any time for Duke and if he does, it sounds like just a few games.

 

This Duke team should be the best team we have seen in Durham since maybe the 91-92 teams.  They are absolutely loaded...they have size, depth and athleticism.

 

The only issues are depth at PG and when does Giles get back and be a real contributor?  Can he stay healthy from January through March?


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:53 AM

No excuses for Duke not to at least get to a Final Four, assuming health. 

 

I was going to mention Grayson Allen's supposed maturity as well (he's apologized for the tripping incidents last season), but I'll wait to see if he's sincere once we get going. 


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:57 AM

No excuses for Duke not to at least get to a Final Four, assuming health. 

 

I was going to mention Grayson Allen's supposed maturity as well (he's apologized for the tripping incidents last season), but I'll wait to see if he's sincere once we get going. 

Agreed.  Reminds of the UNC team a few years back when Marshall got hurt.  Health was the only thing that should have stopped them from a F4.  

 

Allen liked the villain role too much IMO.  He may not be a dick and trip people or something along those lines but he will do everything else.  And obviously, the other fans will get on him left and right, so he will have those issues and that will fuel him.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 09:25 AM

I've read so many articles with everyone low on FSU because of a disappointing season last year.

 

Agree with you that they could surprise this year. They're so talented.



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:39 AM

No excuses for Duke not to at least get to a Final Four, assuming health. 

 

I was going to mention Grayson Allen's supposed maturity as well (he's apologized for the tripping incidents last season), but I'll wait to see if he's sincere once we get going. 

Talk is cheap so let's see how Allen behaves this year.  Some guys don't get it or think they are above the game.  Allen behaved like a punk last year and Duke and the conference (big surprise) did very  little to rein him in.  Maybe he learned his lesson, because a player as good as Allen should not be behaving that way.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 01:28 PM

Talk is cheap so let's see how Allen behaves this year.  Some guys don't get it or think they are above the game.  Allen behaved like a punk last year and Duke and the conference (big surprise) did very  little to rein him in.  Maybe he learned his lesson, because a player as good as Allen should not be behaving that way.

Exactly. Everything I read points to him being contrite, owning up to it, and says he's a better person. Now,  lot of people will hate on him just for being the "Duke white guy", but we'll see once he gets on the court. But you're right, he's too good a player to act like an ass out there. 


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 07:09 AM

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:54 PM

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