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Chuck Taylor last won the day on June 7 2018

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  1. Not a knock on the BIG, it's just the media likes to hype up the bids, then do a 180 when the lower seeds don't advance. ("The Big Ten had THREE teams lose today!" Never mind that they had seven teams playing.) If we get 10+ bids, it will probably be because we have 3-4 10 seeds or lower.
  2. Every BIG road game (except us and NW) is quad 1, along with about half of the home games. Bracketmatrix currently has 12 BIG teams in, and while it might not be how it ends up, there will be at least one picked with a losing conference record. (The exact opposite of two years ago.) The downside might be that the highest seed will be a 3 because of the conference bloodbath and there will be a lot of low seeds that lose in early rounds. Headline in early March: "Big Ten sends record number of teams to tournament" Headline in late March: "Big Ten teams flop in tournament"
  3. I'd add that Banton's averages (in 15 minutes a game) were for a Western Kentucky team ranked 116th in KenPom, so the competition for playing time wasn't that great. Palmer's meager stats (11 minutes) were for a Miami team that was 15th. So yes, the best idea is to ignore the media and rely on our own "expertise."
  4. Jeriah Horne had 21 last night as Tulsa whupped No. 20 Memphis. Avg 12.2 ppg and 4.9 rb.
  5. I'm 100% with you on this. This macho BS about playing man gets to me. Changing defenses out of a timeout counters everything the opposing coach just got done telling his team. Changing defenses can flip the mindset of your own team. Changing defenses can unsettle an opponent that's getting too comfortable scoring. You don't have to sit in a 2-3, there are other zones that opponents aren't used to seeing. There's a zone press and half-court trap. But to just sit there and say "we play man" when you're getting torched is ridiculous.
  6. The 3 noncon losses still blow my mind, but I'm encouraged by how we've played in conference. Our talent level's not there, but you can see what we're trying to do and we're competing.
  7. Hadn't seen this before, but Cam's listed late-2nd round on nbadraft.net: https://www.nbadraft.net/nba-mock-drafts/
  8. Yeah, this is the most chatterless postgame I can remember in a while.
  9. I used this strategy during the dark days of last season and highly recommend it. For me, part of stress in watching the game is related to anticipating the negativity that follows a loss. As for a war movie, I highly recommend They Shall Not Grow Old, Peter Jackson's documentary restoration of WWI films. You've never seen anything like it. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcgceA64aAI I think it's currently on Amazon Prime.
  10. I'd been holding out hope that we'll "gel" at some point, but at this point it just seems like our talent level is the problem. Cam's good enough to start on a decent team, and the 2 frosh bigs are improving, but honestly, is there another player who deserves a spot in the rotation of a good BIG team? The three transfer redshirts will help, but I don't think any of them will be stars. It's looking like Teddy Allen needs to be a supernova for us to make a jump next year.
  11. Riverside lost to Air Force a couple of nights ago by 105-56, but they beat us by 19. I don't want to do the math on that to compare us to Air Force.
  12. It finally strikes me who he reminds me of: The Knight of the Flowers from GOT. His part is on the wrong side, though.
  13. Didn't see this posted earlier, but Shaka Smart supposedly in town for visit today. Say what you want about coaches being overpaid, but being in Lincoln sweet talking a high school kid isn't my idea of a great way to spend New Year's Eve.
  14. Couldn't find a thread on Wal Chuol, who almost single handedly took down No. 1 MNorth last night. UNO's interested in him, Tim was reported to have taken a look at him last fall but didn't offer. https://www.starherald.com/sports/big_red_wrap/mens_basketball/nebraska-s-tim-miles-among-coaches-making-rounds-in-omaha/article_1ff6d9d6-9088-5633-83ec-f5d2898930df.html
  15. The fourth instate D-1 team lost to Omaha North last night. Wal Chuol hung 28 and 11 on them.
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