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Old 12-12-2017, 07:15 PM   #51
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Any rankings before mid season in any sport are meaningless. Just for fans water cooler talk.
I agree, and that's what I'm doing. I don't really care, just making water cooler talk - not a critical subject but it's more topical and timely than talking about which way 2019 football recruits are trending.



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Old 12-16-2017, 03:26 PM   #52
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Only up 5 at the half vs Oakland. This team seems to have stagnated since the ND game.
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Old 12-16-2017, 03:37 PM   #53
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Had to quit watching after the refs went foul crazy the last few minutes of the first half. Called 6 fouls on MSU in the last couple minutes.
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Old 12-16-2017, 03:41 PM   #54
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Whoever set this spread at 18 is moronic
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Old 12-16-2017, 03:44 PM   #55
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Make a fucking free throw!
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:07 PM   #56
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oakland is almost always a tough game. This shouldnt be one of those years
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:13 PM   #57
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Officials have been awful both ways all game

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Old 12-16-2017, 04:15 PM   #58
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OU 10-24 on 3s last I saw. It might be time to say this isn't a good perimeter defense.
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:29 PM   #59
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Glad they finally got it together at the end. Bridges is a good player but not a standout player. He came in as quite possible the best bet for POTY, he isnt in the top 10. He has resorted to shooting a lot of 3's and not taking it to the hole. Pretty surprising.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:12 PM   #60
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Glad they finally got it together at the end. Bridges is a good player but not a standout player. He came in as quite possible the best bet for POTY, he isnt in the top 10. He has resorted to shooting a lot of 3's and not taking it to the hole. Pretty surprising.
Definitely he's been a disappointment so far. He seems to struggle at times with where to find his shots, especially if he is not hitting from outside. I think he was also to do more inside last year playing at the 4, and still doesn't seem to have a polished enough off dribble game to really attack from out on the wing at the 3. Hopefully he can figure it out.

As for the effort overall. I did look at Oakland is probably a tougher opponent than their record indicates as Nunn and Hayes were not in some of their early games. And it does seem like the team is taking some of these other teams' best shot right now, which is making things a little more challenging than expected. OU is an in state rival and the Southern Utah coach also has a connection to the state. Also I saw that Rutgers just beat Seton Hall, who is ranked 15th (deservedly or not, we'll see). So maybe they aren't as bad as we think too.

This team is going to still win a ton of games, but it is going to be difficult to gauge where they're at as the Big Ten isn't going to offer a ton of tests compared to some other years.
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