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JerryYeagley23

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  1. JerryYeagley23

    College Bball Thread

    Respect your opinion, I really do, and enjoy the banter. I just can’t see how they are “much better than anyone in the B1G.” Remember, they lost to Mich by 20. And their best wins are over Oregon by 1 in OT, Washington (who is 2-6 in a weak Pac 12), and Arizona who is 3-3 in the same Pac 12. And the last five blowout wins you noted were against the likes of Pacific, Santa Clara, Loyola Marymount, San Diego, Portland and BYU. I’m not saying they aren’t talented, and I believe Mark Few is a generationally good coach; but I just feel like their high ranking and annual 1-2 seed isn’t warranted based on the fact that they basically take two months off and play scrimmages until the tournament every year. Just my $0.02.
  2. JerryYeagley23

    College Bball Thread

    Fair. So they beat teams by 35 when they were favored by 20. Vegas spreads are just set to try and equal out the action on either side of it for the house. Still this tells you they’re playing really bad teams and beating them really badly. Hypothetically though, what would their record be in conference if they were in the B1G? That should be how they are compared to teams that physically and mentally have to prepare for and play against, a top 50 team twice a week for three months. Maybe they are really that great and they would be 8-1 right now leading the B1G and winning road games no problem. But we can’t know that. And in my opinion, using their performance in the tourney to justify how good they are isn’t equivalent, because of the favorable path they receive as a 1 or 2 seed. I feel similarly about Notre Dame football though. They’re always overrated because of not being in a conference and then get curb stomped in bowl games when they finally play a team that isn’t a military academy. Just stating my thoughts for the sake of conversation. Maybe I am wrong or alone in this, but it’s how I feel. It will continue to be hard for me to respect them playing in such a weak conference. And I will continue to pick them to get upset in the sweet sixteen or elite eight every year when they finally play a top 20 team after not competing against one for 2+ months.
  3. JerryYeagley23

    College Bball Thread

    Maybe I’m the only one, but until Gonzaga joins a legitimate conference I just don’t think they deserve to be ranked as a top 5 team. I get it. I know they are landing good recruits and Few is a good/great coach. But I’m sorry, when you play 20 games a year against teams like San Francisco and Loyola Marymount, I just don’t believe you earn a top five recognition simply for winning games you should. Even if you beat three good teams in non-conference play, that’s not a proxy for having to compete against 8-10 other top 50 teams week in and week out. But it’s self fulfilling, because they get their 2 seed and this guarantee two easy wins and a sweet sixteen in the dance, and maybe beat one or two respectable teams and make an elite 8 or a final four. Still don’t buy-in based on 75% of their games being against mid-majors every year. Join the PAC-12 or they should be capped at a 4-seed IMHO. Edit: P.S. I’m old, so I’m probably out of touch, but what is the appeal to a recruit of going to the Zags? Nobody pays any attention to you from December to March. No prime time games, because your conference has no other high profile teams. And you’re playing most of your games after most people are in bed every weekend. Love Few. Love that he made a Cinderella into a destination. But I don’t understand the high ranking and seeding every year, and their ability to get top recruits based on the conference, competition and exposure they lack once real conferences start battling each other. Sorry, rant over.
  4. JerryYeagley23

    College Bball Thread

    Yeah, I gave them the W at home against Minny, which isn’t a given, but they should be favored. I don’t think they win @Iowa, against MSU or @Rutgers. Splitting home against Maryland and @PSU seems most likely. That would put them at 9-6. So your 10-5 is best outcome IMO. 9-6 probably had them in a bunch with three or four other teams tied for 2nd-4th. Just really shows you when you walk the schedule out how unpredictable it’s going to be for who will come out on top. Honestly, a conference champion with 7-8 losses looks more and more likely every day.
  5. JerryYeagley23

    College Bball Thread

    True. Credit due for any road games in conference this year. But we might be getting to the point where the early season’s sexy wins are not representative of what UM really is, which is a bottom of the conference team on par with Nebraska. And Purdue is 11-9. Things can change in a hurry based on the stretch of games you’re in, and that five game run for Illinois could bring them back to the middle of the pack quickly.
  6. JerryYeagley23

    College Bball Thread

    They’re in good shape, but how about this stretch for them beginning next Sunday: @ #19 Iowa #17 Maryland #11 MSU @ #24 Rutgers @ PSU They could very easily be 8-6 or even 8-7 coming out of that stretch. The way PSU is playing, I’d actually say home against Maryland might be their best shot at a W right there.
  7. JerryYeagley23

    Random IUWBB Recruiting

    Thanks for this info. In the game thread, Hoosierfan31 mentioned something about Danielle Patterson becoming eligible and that being exciting. Can you elaborate on that and how that will impact the team next year? Was she highly ranked but injured? A highly ranked transfer? (Edit: NVM, was being lazy. See now that she transferred from ND looks like she will be a key piece to add to our returning starters next year. McD’s and Jordan Brand All-American. Nice next year feels like it has a chance to be a special year for the women.) Edit: also, looking at the links you provided, it appears we whiffed for 2020 huh? Both Purdue and Rutgers got two top 100 signings and another IN recruit in the top 75 went to MSU. Is that concerning? Wonder how our momentum and young, talented squad wasn’t enough to pull at least one top 100 recruit. 2021 looks to be pretty important we get a couple highly ranked recruits. Several IN players in the top 60. One from North Central. Feels like we need to hit in that class with our talent turning over.
  8. JerryYeagley23

    (2021) PF Trey Kaufman

    Was just reading back through this thread to get some more info on Kaufman. Wish I had seen this video when it was posted. Shows you a lot about the Joey Brunk we are seeing emerge now in conference play. Love how you can clearly see him get frustrated a couple times after allowing TK to get to the hoop on him. Ha. It’s such a casual pick-up setting, and he’s slamming the ball on the ground disappointed in himself on D. Love it. Big time effort guys don’t like to lose, no matter the game or setting.
  9. JerryYeagley23

    IUBB vs MSU Game Thread 1/23 8:30 FS1

    Based on the known strength of the conference, and the number of Quad 1 wins that record would have us with, I think 22-9 (12-8) is more likely a tie for 3rd/4th in conference and a 4/5 seed in the Dance. Have to think the committee will look favorably on B1G teams given the gauntlet they face in conference this year as opposed to a team like Virginia Tech or NC State sitting in 4th place in a down ACC that comes out with a similar overall record.
  10. JerryYeagley23

    College Bball Thread

    I’ve always said that at some point Duke, Kentucky, etc. have to get burned playing the one and done game when a year comes that guys under perform and don’t leave early. To this point I don’t think it’s actually happened somehow, but it had to bite them eventually right? And then what do they say to the four five-star kids signed who they don’t have room for anymore? I feel like it would only take once for that to throw their whole scheme out of whack.
  11. JerryYeagley23

    College Bball Thread

    Why do you say that? Calipari encouraging guys to seek other opportunities in order to make room for the five star freshman he wants to bring in next year?
  12. JerryYeagley23

    IUBB vs MSU Game Thread 1/23 8:30 FS1

    I forget, are there any tie-breakers like head-to-Head, or did that change when the scheduling went to unbalanced?
  13. JerryYeagley23

    College Bball Thread

    Moving this from the game thread, because it probably belongs here. Man, looking at the remaining schedules for the top half of the conference, and I literally have no confidence in predicting how things will play out. The unbalanced schedule really rears it’s ugly head for the top of the conference. MSU plays 5 of their last 8 games on the road, and 4 of their last 5 games are against teams currently ranked in the Top 25. Illinois starts Feb off with four straight games against ranked teams (@Iowa, Mary, MSU, @Rut) and then goes to PSU. Brutal stretch. Maryland is starting their tough stretch at Assembly Sun followed by 4 of their next five against ranked teams (Iowa, Rut, @Ill, Neb, @MSU), then they still have MSU at home and @Rut to end the season. Honestly, I think Iowa might have the most favorable schedule remaining. But I wouldn’t be totally shocked if the team(s) that wins the B1G has 6-7 losses. And more than that, I’m thinking there’s probably gonna be a two or three way tie for the top. Also, I read IU has the toughest remaining schedule in the country, but if you’re basing it on games against ranked teams, I don’t really see it. After Sunday, we only have two games remaining against currently ranked teams. Home against Iowa, and @Illinois. For comparison: Games remaining against currently ranked teams: MSU - 4 ILL - 5 Iowa - 4 Maryland - 6 Rutgers - 3
  14. JerryYeagley23

    IUBB vs MSU Game Thread 1/23 8:30 FS1

    Man, looking at the remaining schedules for the top half of the conference, and I literally have no confidence in predicting how things will play out. The unbalanced schedule really rears it’s ugly head for the top of the conference. MSU plays 5 of their last 8 games on the road, and 4 of their last 5 games are against teams currently ranked in the Top 25. Illinois starts Feb off with four straight games against ranked teams (@Iowa, Mary, MSU, @Rut) and then goes to PSU. Brutal stretch. Maryland is starting their tough stretch at Assembly Sun followed by 4 of their next five against ranked teams (Iowa, Rut, @Ill, Neb, @MSU), then they still have MSU at home and @Rut to end the season. Honestly, I think Iowa might have the most favorable schedule remaining. But I wouldn’t be totally shocked if the team(s) that wins the B1G has 6-7 losses. And more than that, I’m thinking there’s probably gonna be a two or three way tie for the top. Edit: I mentioned earlier that I read IU has the toughest remaining schedule in the country, but if you’re basing it on games against ranked teams, I don’t really see it. After Sunday, we only have two games remaining against currently ranked teams. Home against Iowa, and @Illinois. For comparison: Games remaining against currently ranked teams: MSU - 4 ILL - 5 Iowa - 4 Maryland - 6 Rutgers - 3
  15. JerryYeagley23

    IUBB vs MSU Game Thread 1/23 8:30 FS1

    Agreed. They said the other day that IU had the toughest remaining schedule of any team in the country. I think 7-5 would mean they are finding a speed none of us expected and exceeding all expectations. I think 4-8 or 5-7 is still enough to get us safely in the tourney and would probably be a good result given the strength of the schedule remaining.
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