Welcome to The Outdoors Trader

Register Now
  1. Welcome to The Outdoors Trader! Join today, registration is easy!

    You can register using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, just click here.
  2. Featured Listings are working again! Feature your listing on every page for $3 a day! Click here for all the info.
    Dismiss Notice

College Basketball

Thread in 'Sports' started by GeauxLSU, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. GeauxLSU

    GeauxLSU Moderator Staff Member

    Moderator

    35   0

    Messages:
    46,205
    Likes Received:
    33,396
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Location:
    NE burbs
    Rating
    100%
    No, it's not March but football is over :grey: and conference play is in full swing!

    So, who is your team and how are they doing?

    LSU was picked to finished dead last in the SEC. They have FAR exceeded expectations. They have a new coach who finally has some fire and somehow they got a kid that was committed to Georgetown and recruited by Duke etc to go to LSU. Not sure how that happened but he defies physics the way he plays. They already have more wins (overall and conf) vs last year and are to be reckoned with (even though they got cheated out of a win with Bama yesterday :boink: ) They spanked then ranked Arkansas by 21 points at Arkansas this week.

    So.... anybody have UGA/LSU tickets for Feb 24th they want to get rid of? :becky:
     
  2. mfoster

    mfoster The Hen that laid the Golden Legos Supporter

    Supporter

    60   0

    Messages:
    9,587
    Likes Received:
    8,425
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Location:
    macon
    Rating
    100%
    I don’t start watching until final 16 and the teams are more evenly matched.
     
    Bushwick100 likes this.
  3. diacnik

    diacnik ODT Junkie!

    64   0

    Messages:
    1,676
    Likes Received:
    835
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Location:
    south metro
    Rating
    100%
    Could be anybody's year in the SEC - more talent overall. Probably have more schools in the NCAA tournament than ever. But does not look like any obvious national championship contenders. I like Kentucky, but this one and done bunch does not seem to take coaching very well and not very tough, although very talented. Could still make a run, but Fla, Aub, A&M, UGA, LSU, Tenn, and ARk all look competitive.
     
  4. GeauxLSU

    GeauxLSU Moderator Staff Member

    Moderator

    35   0

    Messages:
    46,205
    Likes Received:
    33,396
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Location:
    NE burbs
    Rating
    100%
    LSU's glimmer was fleeting. They lost to UGA by 1 point (61-60) and then to Vandy by 6 last week. They're now 11-7. :( UGA is 12-6.
     
  5. GeauxLSU

    GeauxLSU Moderator Staff Member

    Moderator

    35   0

    Messages:
    46,205
    Likes Received:
    33,396
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Location:
    NE burbs
    Rating
    100%
    It's a new year and the SEC is looking possibly more competitive in basketball than football. :suspicious: When Kentucky may not even be the third best team in the conference, you know there's a new reality setting in. :shocked:
    SEC currently has 5 ranked schools, likely to be 6 next go round.

    Watched temporarily unranked LSU go to a very motivated #18 Ole Miss last night and hand them a convincing defeat. LSU is filled with freshman and the future is bright. Going to go try and see them when they come to Athens.
     
  6. JWC

    JWC The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

    142   0

    Messages:
    13,086
    Likes Received:
    23,556
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Location:
    jonesboro
    Rating
    100%
    Basketball, especially college basketball, is my favorite sport. In the SEC, UT stands out to me mainly because, they have not peaked yet. They actually are getting better, and they are really good now. The only down side is they don't play with a lot of discipline. Their coach, Rick Barnes, is known for having really good teams, but he is not known for having disciplined teams, and he get bounced in the tournament because of that. I am not surprised at LSU winning. Good coach who recruits really good players, will win.

    Scottie Pipen, a college basketball analyst for ESPN, has said something that I find disturbing because I am afraid that it will soon be embraced by a lot of highly talented player. Pipen said that Zion Williamson, player at Duke, should "shut it down" and get ready for the NBA. Man, that does not bode well for the future of college basketball. We already have the "one and done" rule, now supposedly knowledgeable analysts want college kids to stop playing and just get ready for the NBA. Dang, the regular season of college basketball is starting to become like the bowl season of college football in that it means nothing unless you make the tournament. Dang, I hate that.
     
  7. GeauxLSU

    GeauxLSU Moderator Staff Member

    Moderator

    35   0

    Messages:
    46,205
    Likes Received:
    33,396
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Location:
    NE burbs
    Rating
    100%
    Yeah that sucks. Shame on Pippen. Of course I'm sure that's how he really feels. Pro sports are definitely attempting to suck the life out college sports. And it's really infected all sports. I guess to a lesser degree, baseball. Year before last LSU had Ben Simmons who wound up being the first overall pick in the draft. He came over from Australia to INTENTIONALLY play one year and go to the NBA. Everybody knew it and it showed on the court. Never saw the guy once give even 80% effort yet you could still tell what a talent he was. Very frustrating for his team mates I'm sure. Of course even with a rookie contract he already has a net worth of $75 million so I guess there's that. Notice his comments here. https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/...ime-at-lsu-i-dont-really-know-what-i-learned/ At least he doesn't have a self confidence problem. :rolleyes:
    I don't have the answer but I'd rather it be something closer to 3 years after graduating high school. Then maybe they'd have to prove themselves over a few seasons instead of just being anointed.
     
  8. 78Bronco

    78Bronco ODT Junkie! Supporter

    Supporter

    76   0

    Messages:
    2,921
    Likes Received:
    1,644
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Location:
    Effingham Co
    Rating
    100%
    Never caught the basketball bug.
     
  9. CardsFan

    CardsFan ODT Junkie! Supporter

    Supporter

    0   0

    Messages:
    1,951
    Likes Received:
    1,665
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2013
    Location:
    NW Georgia
    Yep, mine too. Did most of my growing up years in Kentucky, so it's in my blood. All college though, I don't give a flip about NBA, NFL, or most pro sports (with the exception of MLB).

    I've been watching my Cardinals with extreme interest. I had taken a leave last year with all the crap Pitino dragged us through. No, I honestly don't think he knew about the crao going on behind his back, but the problem is, after 2 times and a disgusting personal scandal many years ago, Pitino had to go. Have fun coaching in Greece (or wherever he went recently).

    We hired Coach Mack, the Xavier coach who has had great success in Cincy over the last several years. I did not expect anything this year, but he has already coached the Louisville kids (that stayed) up, and while Louisville is inconsistent (at least so far), the Cards have put a hurt on Michigan State and North Carolina so far this year. Plus he has a great recruiting class coming in next year.

    I will miss Pitino's defenses though :)

    Tennessee has been playing great this year. I wondered what happened to them since they used to be one of the perennial powers in hoops many years ago. But hopefully they are trending back to being a top hoops program each year.

    Hey Geaux, LSU was also a major hoops power back in my day. Have not heard much about them in post season in many years, but good to see LSU getting in the top 25 mix again.
     
    GeauxLSU likes this.
  10. GeauxLSU

    GeauxLSU Moderator Staff Member

    Moderator

    35   0

    Messages:
    46,205
    Likes Received:
    33,396
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Location:
    NE burbs
    Rating
    100%
    2:14 left in the game and LSU was down by 14 at Mizzou. LSU went on a 14-1 run to force OT and won by 6. Never saw anything like it. I do love some college roundball! :cool:
     
    JWC likes this.
Loading...