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Old 01-13-2020, 07:10 AM   #661
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The conference is much improved.


Unfortunately it didn’t show that improvement in the non conference.

This may end up being a 2-3 bid league.

Houston and Memphis aren’t even close to locks. Temple is pretty much done, SMU played a weak schedule and then lost to ECU.
I see no evidence that the conference is much improved. This is the worst I can remember the top of the league ever being. Memphis is NIT level. Wichita is a 7-10 seed. Houston is bubble.

There is absolutely no reason we can't win this league. I could see it becoming a 1 or 2 bid league this year to be honest.

People have way over-hyped Memphis. We are going to beat them Thursday IMO.

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Old 01-13-2020, 07:57 AM   #662
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I see no evidence that the conference is much improved. This is the worst I can remember the top of the league ever being. Memphis is NIT level. Wichita is a 7-10 seed. Houston is bubble.

There is absolutely no reason we can't win this league. I could see it becoming a 1 or 2 bid league this year to be honest.

People have way over-hyped Memphis. We are going to beat them Thursday IMO.

Bottom is much improved
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:14 AM   #663
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:17 AM   #664
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I see no evidence that the conference is much improved. This is the worst I can remember the top of the league ever being. Memphis is NIT level. Wichita is a 7-10 seed. Houston is bubble.

There is absolutely no reason we can't win this league. I could see it becoming a 1 or 2 bid league this year to be honest.

People have way over-hyped Memphis. We are going to beat them Thursday IMO.
the league is much more balanced this year, the last few years have been very top heavy with UC, Houston, Wichita State and SMU. I don't think that really matters but I see no team in this conference that is hands down that much better than us that we cant beat.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:19 AM   #665
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Just because Memphis doesn’t look great doesn’t mean we should walk in to a hostile environment in Memphis with 18k fans and expect to win.

This would be biggest win of the John Brannen era. But also will be the most talents he’s coached against and probably the largest crowd.


Will be tough.

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Old 01-13-2020, 08:35 AM   #666
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Washington is a heck of a team. I was at the Washington Baylor game earlier this year
time will tell if they are still the real deal now that they lose 5 assists a game and a 40% 3 point shooter in Quade Green
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:53 AM   #667
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Still like that 12-6 (in conference) number Sedziobs. One way or another that is likely going to mean we get some Q1 and Q2 wins. Maybe just enough to sneak in.

I DEFINITELY think 13-5 is in and 11-7 is out.
12-6 is the predicted 2nd place finisher (Memphis) in conference on T-rank. We are predicted T-3 with Houston at 11-7. WSU is predicted 15-3. If we can steal one on the road Thursday we might have a decent chance at 2nd in conference. I don't see us (right now) having a shot at 1st place.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:30 PM   #668
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Some interesting stats for UC around the league (so far).

Vogt....#1 FG %, 4th scoring, #4 blocks,
Scott...#3 RPG, #4 FG%, #6 assists, #1 steals
Jarron....#7 FG%, #2 assists, #3 3pt FG%,


Jarron and Tre are averaging almost 11 assists per game so far in conference. We have 3 of the top 7 in FG%.
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Some interesting stats for UC around the league (so far).

Vogt....#1 FG %, 4th scoring, #4 blocks,
Scott...#3 RPG, #4 FG%, #6 assists, #1 steals
Jarron....#7 FG%, #2 assists, #3 3pt FG%,


Jarron and Tre are averaging almost 11 assists per game so far in conference. We have 3 of the top 7 in FG%.
We are playing much better

But caveat is that we’ve played the 11th toughest conference slate so far.

We’ve played 3 of the 4 worst defense and 3 of the 4 worst offenses.

Thursday is a chance to do it against a good team, in what will be a sold out and insanely tough environment


Let’s just get it done
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We are playing much better

But caveat is that we’ve played the 11th toughest conference slate so far.

We’ve played 3 of the 4 worst defense and 3 of the 4 worst offenses.

Thursday is a chance to do it against a good team, in what will be a sold out and insanely tough environment


Let’s just get it done
I can agree the slate has been easy. But we are also covering spreads outside of Tulane. It gets a bit murky when we have to battle 40 minutes in very close games. I don't have a high level of confidence in our toughness just yet but it seems to be going the right direction. 1 and 2 game samples are not enough to get me bought in. Memphis win would go a long way for optimism.
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