NCAA Basketball 2023-24 Catch All

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Congrats to UConn. Moving on...

Your presason top 25:
1 Kansas
2 Duke
3 Purdue
4 Michigan State
5 Marquette
6 UConn
7 Houston
8 Creighton
9 Tennessee
10 Florida Atlantic
11 Gonzaga
12 Arizona
13 Miami
14 Arkansas
15 Texas A&M
16 Kentucky
17 San Diego State
18 Texas
19 North Carolina
20 Baylor
21 USC
22 Villanova
23 Saint Mary's
24 Alabama
25 Illinois

Exhibitions have begun. This year some ranked vs ranked exhibitions for charity, which is new and different. Good luck everyone.

ESPN Season Preview

Women's rankings

Disappointed to see Louisville outside the top 10 (15/17) here. 5 Elite 8s in a row, more than anyone else right now, we should be in the mix again this year.

And yeah I'll be focusing on the women's team until the men's team shows me something. We'll be better sure, but it's hard to be worse than last season. But tournament berth or new coach is how I feel about it.

Is it bad to say that I'd be disappointed if we(SDSU) didn't at least make it the the Sweet 16?

WizKid wrote:

Is it bad to say that I'd be disappointed if we(SDSU) didn't at least make it the the Sweet 16?

[Moans in 2022-2023 Tarheels]

More wins that our football team is all I ask for. More wins than whoever the FBS Champion is would be a stretch goal for Cal.

Hey guess who lost an exhibition game to a D2 school for the second season in a row?

Your soon-to-be-former-coach Kenny Payne and the Louisville Cardinals.









Stele wrote:

Hey guess who lost an exhibition game to a D2 school for the second season in a row?

Your soon-to-be-former-coach Kenny Payne and the Louisville Cardinals.









Uh, wow. I had queued up the highlights on YT but hadn't watched yet. Dang.

We at least flipped our coach and basically blew up the whole roster. Very Deion Sanders like. We even went and got a former stanfurd player to be our coach, Mark Madsen. Hopefully we'll win more games than Colorado football.

It's here, opening day. Lots of games starting at 11am. Most of the ranked teams start at 6pm. But basketball all day!

Cards win. Yes, both of them.

Women by 18 at Cincy. New players looking good. Not much drama.

Men 94-93 after down 8 at half. Last second madness. Cards missed a layup in tie game around 15 sec, got rebound, threw up a clunker but grabbed it and dunked. Then UMBC stepped out of bounds with 4 sec left on baseline, not called, got fouled with 2.4 sec. Missed the 2nd FT because ball never lies. Game.

And #1 LSU women get blasted by 20 in Vegas event by #20 Colorado. So new #1 in week 2, cool.

UNC eventually pulls away from a scrappy Radford team that didn't seem to know how to miss in the first half ( I say that, but they shot 50% from the floor and only 30% from 3 for the half). Bacot did Bacot things, and highly touted freshman Elliot Cadeau looked a little overwhelmed initially. It's weird cheering for former opponents now wearing your team's jersey. Still, I'll take the W.

Speaking of scrappy teams, James Madison was giving 4th ranked Michigan State all it wanted for about 30 minutes of basketball. Foul trouble and an overall talent gap might have finally reared their respective heads.... I gave up with about 10 min left after MSU took a 2 pt lead on a 6-0 run over 90 seconds.

Welcome back, college BBall. We missed you.

And James Madison took down Michigan St in overtime

Stele wrote:

And James Madison took down Michigan St in overtime

I *almost* stayed up to watch the rest... kinda wish I had!

Cal won a non-exhibition game, scoring 71 points!

That's something we didn't do last year until December 21!

Wonderful 2022-2023 Mark Fox stat.. Cal was 3-1 last year when we scored 70 points or more.. also stat: Cal was 3-29 last year.

Going to buy my tickets to Phoenix next week!

Why, are they playing The University of Phoenix Online next week?

My Vols playing Wisconsin tonight in a fight between two strong D teams. We'll see if the offense added in the offseason works out like it has so far.

Think the game is on Peacock only. Weird.

Yeah I was kind of happy about NBC picking up B1G sports and showing football this fall. But if they're going to shuffle basketball to paid Peacock that sucks.

Aaaand Cal loses to Pacific. Well at least we're still way ahead of last years win's pace.

For the first time ever... Kenny Payne's Louisville Cardinals covered a spread as a favorite. 0-8 through last season and the first 2 games this year.

Coppin St is so f*cking bad. KenPom 340 or something. It was the ugliest win I have ever seen in my life.

Ah forgot to post last night. Champions Classic was good. Duke was in control most of the game, although Mich St made one run in the 2nd half. Kentucky was up big at half but Kansas chipped away and then it was within 5 points for the final 8-10 minutes. Enjoyed seeing quality hoops.

Louisville women win 111-33 tonight. My goodness.

Went 2-0 last week and dropped a couple spots in the poll. Maybe they were a little fired up.

Hooo boy Louisville got jobbed in those final exchanges. A weird phantom foul in Texas' favor (that netted nothing), but then a frenetic scrum at midcourt (admittedly caused by not being strong with the ball) somehow had ZERO fouls?

Smells bad.

The cynic in me says 'they' wanted the ranked team matchup in the finals.

Still. That was the best I've seen Louisville play in ages. Rest of the ACC be warned.

Yep definitely fouled before shot clock expired

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Complete bullsh*t and they didn't even review it. Just huddled up and called it off. There's another frame about 7 tenths later when it actually goes to 0 after our guy has been knocked down by 2 Texas players.

Also gave Texas the ball on their side of the court. Even though shot clock violation goes under the offending team's basket. Just like it did about a minute before that in the game when we caused them to face a violation with shot that missed the rim at the buzzer.

So no FTs and gave them the ball 60 feet closer to the basket. The kind of screw job you expect at Rupp or in Morgantown, not at a damn neutral court

We're a goddamn joke.

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In case you missed it, Louisville led 60-53 with 7:55 to play, and got outscored 21-6 the rest of the way. All because Indiana went to a basic 2-3 zone.

And yes Kenny actually said "He tricked me" in the post game press conference.

I'm so f*cking tired of this.

Stele wrote:

We're a goddamn joke.

In case you missed it, Louisville led 60-53 with 7:55 to play, and got outscored 21-6 the rest of the way. All because Indiana went to a basic 2-3 zone.

And yes Kenny actually said "He tricked me" in the post game press conference.

I'm so f*cking tired of this.

I saw the score and wondered what had happened. Indiana kinda sucks, and the way Louisville played against Texas I expected them to blow them out. :/

Sorry Stele. I know the pain.

Some good games on tonight, Tennessee v Purdue, followed by Kansas v Marquette... and those are the SEMIFINAL games for the Maui Invitational.

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Stele wrote:

Some good games on tonight, Tennessee v Purdue, followed by Kansas v Marquette... and those are the SEMIFINAL games for the Maui Invitational.

That UT vs Purdue game was a street fight. Some say that the whole ecology of the avian creatures of Hawaii will forever change from all the whistles that were blown in that game confusing the breeding patterns of the native species.

52 fouls.

MannishBoy wrote:
Tyrian wrote:

Some good games on tonight, Tennessee v Purdue, followed by Kansas v Marquette... and those are the SEMIFINAL games for the Maui Invitational.

That UT vs Purdue game was a street fight. Some say that the whole ecology of the avian creatures of Hawaii will forever change from all the whistles that were blown in that game confusing the breeding patterns of the native species.

52 fouls.

It was kind of absurd. But Rick Barnes teams often play hard, if I recall from his Clemson days. I thought they'd pull it out, but some missed shots and mismanaged clock towards the end sealed it.

And you'll have to play the LOSER of the Kansas / Marquette game next! Just brutal.

Tyrian wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
Tyrian wrote:

Some good games on tonight, Tennessee v Purdue, followed by Kansas v Marquette... and those are the SEMIFINAL games for the Maui Invitational.

That UT vs Purdue game was a street fight. Some say that the whole ecology of the avian creatures of Hawaii will forever change from all the whistles that were blown in that game confusing the breeding patterns of the native species.

52 fouls.

It was kind of absurd. But Rick Barnes teams often play hard, if I recall from his Clemson days. I thought they'd pull it out, but some missed shots and mismanaged clock towards the end sealed it.

And you'll have to play the LOSER of the Kansas / Marquette game next! Just brutal.

Barnes has been now 5-2 at Tennessee vs teams ranked in the top 2.

Going into this game we were #1 in Defensive Efficiency on KenPom, and I think we finished at or near that last season. His teams can play D, and this year we have more scoring options.

I think that game will be good for us long term even with the loss.

Lot of missed FTs too. That was a weird game.

Go Marquette.

Marquette beat Kansas pretty handily (73-59), though I didn't stay up to watch.

If Marquette beats Purdue tonight, I'd think they'd leapfrog to #1 next week.

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