Week 13

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  1. Bucky

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    Currently watching Harvard vs Penn. Hoping Penn, led by skilled big man AJ Brodeur, can pull off the upset. Been a rough year for theQuakers(8-7) despite big expectations. Its a Longshot but I'd like to see them at The Big Dance in March.
     
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    Penn was able to hold off Affletic Harvard. AJ Brodeur finished with 20pts and 8reb 8ast. Reminds me a lot of Ethan Happ.

    Wisconsin was able to upset Michigan State despite the turmoil surrounding their team. 64-63. Nate Reuvers had 14pts 5reb and 2blks. Brevin Pritzl with 10pts and 7reb!

    3 Big East Teams were upset in Seton Hall, Villanova, and Butler.

    Kentucky also lost, even though Auburn is no better from a caste view.

    BYU just upset St Mary's led by TJ Haws! I was fortunate enough to watch. In crunch time he was clutch!
     
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    Badgers currently taking care of business with Ohio State.

    Pritzl with career high 19 and is shooting lights out from 3 lately!!

    Potter, Reuvers, and Anderson have all played well . Reuvers has recorded his 136th block of his career, on the heels of Happs school block record.

    Noticed Duke was able to hold off the UNC upset
     
  4. white lightning

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    Duke doesn't have much to root fo. All of their white stars get very low minutes and rarely shoot the ball at least from what i've seen. It used to be a very
    white friendly college for decades but now they lean the other way in my honest opinion.

    Glad to see Wisconsin playing good.

    Iowa keeps on winning. They are top 25 and moving up slowly. Love to watch Iowa, Utah St, and Gonzaga.
     
  5. Bucky

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    Yup Duke just hasn't done it for us lately. At least they have a few white Guy's in the rotation but it's One n Done recipe over there now.

    Happy to see Iowa bounce back this year after a rough one last season.

    Unfortunately haven't been able to catch many West Coast Games, have seen Zags and Utah State once though and was impressed.

    Wisconsin has been great at home and dreadful on the road. That said experts are predicting up to 12 B1G teams in the Tourney and Badgers as one of them. Nice to see them get a win, they honored the 2000 Final Four Team at Halftime highlighted by Star PG Mike Kelley and The Great Coach Dick Bennett.
     
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    I still root for Duke. They dismantled and obliterated Notre Dame today despite a nice effort from second round talent double double machine big man John Mooney.

    Duke has a white fleet that pop out in varying degrees from game to game.

    Jack White is an athletic hustler who can block shots. Not overly skilled but does the dirty work.

    Sophomore Joey Baker ( who should be a red shirt freshman long story) has a very nice shot and good moves. He was 3-4 with 8 points today.

    Junior Alex O Connell is a truly live legged role player who can heat up from time to time. Had a great game today with 12 points and 4 steals. If he could settle his nerves this high wire act could become a real force.

    Freshman Matthew Hurt had a nice 5-9 12 point 9 rebound stat line. He needs some strength and I hope he stays at least another year at Duke but he is a real lottery pick talent. His 3 point shooting form is similar to Larry Bird. OK I don't want to get everybody excited here he is not the next Larry but man he has a lot of potential.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we see a Duke -Gonzaga final which would be great to see.
     
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    Watching #2 Gonzaga tonight with three White starters makes me think they are the team to root for going into March Madness.........
     
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    Probably so but if Iowa gets fully healthy I’d favor them. Also top 20 team and I believe that had an all White starting five before injuries.
     
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    Payton Pritchard with a career high 38 points in a 1 point victory over a tough Arizona team.

    Nico Mannion had 13 points and 8 assists in the losing effort.
     
  10. white lightning

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    Even though Nico Mannion is a sure fire first round pic, he has been outplayed twice this year by Payton Pritchard. I will so far as to say that I think Pritchard
    maybe the best all around point guard in the country. He is the best by far in the Pac 12 but I will put him with anyone nationwide. Paryton Pritchard had a career high 38 pts tonight!

    This should make some Nba teams take notice and draft this kid. He is averaging 20 pts a night and dishing out assists while playing stellar defense. The kid is a star! Here is the video! :)

     
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  11. Bucky

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    I think Pritchard has a shot in The NBA similar to another White PG from Oregon in Like Ridnour. IMO Pritchard has more upside than Ridnour who still carved out a 12yr career.
     
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    No love for BYU upsetting Gonzaga on here? BYU has only one afflete that gets minutes. Good win with Haws and Toolson putting up good numbers like always. You would think this would put them in the tourney.
     
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    I love Gonzaga but that game was huge for BYU. They controlled the game from the onset for the most part and won by a good margin. Very impressive!
     
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    We need to talk more about future NBA Bound Talent Luke Garza. The kid is the 4th leading scorer in all of college basketball and pulls down double/doubles just about every night. Garza has
    helped to lead Iowa to a top 25 Ranking all year long. Hoping they can go deep in the tournament as they are one of my favorite teams to watch. Luke Garza is a incredible basketball player on
    both ends of the court. In a fair world he should be an NBA Lottery Pick!

    Points Per Game Leaders - Top 100 Qualified

    RK PLAYER TEAM GP MPG PTS FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT%

    1 Markus Howard, G MARQ 25 31.7 27.1 8.0-19.5 .408 4.0-10.2 .392 7.2-8.6 .841
    2 Jhivvan Jackson, G UTSA 27 34.7 26.9 9.1-21.7 .419 3.6-10.6 .339 5.1-6.0 .847
    3 Jermaine Marrow, G HAMP 22 37.8 24.2 7.9-19.4 .407 1.5-6.2 .248 6.9-9.0 .759
    4 Luka Garza, C IOWA 27 31.0 23.7 9.1-16.4 .558 1.3-3.4 .380 4.1-6.4 .647
     
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    Garza is a dominant big man. I assumed he was part hispanic with that name as a freshman from the east coast. Dads Slovenian and moms eastern European.

    Potter had a big game for Wisconsin. Giving them another option to go along with Ruevers and Davison. These might be “the good old days” of college basketball right now, when we look back in about ten years ago and ask what happened.
     
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    BYUs upset was lost on me. Had a busy weekend and was distracted by The Fights Saturday. Glad they can add another quality win to their resume.

    I'll chip in my two cents on Garza. The guy can play. Excellent post moves and is also a capable 3pt shooter, 38% from deep this season. Also has improved his game every year since arriving on campus, that s true upside. He's the favorite to Win Big Ten POY and should be in the running Nationally!

    Potter has been a blessing for Wisconsin ever since he was finally granted eligibility by The NCAA. I can confidently say he's one of the most athletic Bigs The Badgers have ever had. He's also shooting a ridiculous 45% from Deep! I figured he'd be a solid contributor his 1st season for Wisconsin but he's exceeded that. At 6'9 him and Reuvers are a presence down low. Pritzl and Davison have been playing better and to be fair so have Trice and Ford now that King is gone.
     
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    Here's a great Video with Highlights of the game. Potter's monster dunk is at the the 4:15 mark!

     
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    That dunk by Potter was nasty. Love it!
     
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    Want to make a detour towards women's basketball as Oregon PG Sabrina Ionescu became the first player in NCAA history to score over 2,000 point, snare over 1,000 rebounds and pass for over 1,000 assists. A senior Sabrina is expected to be the first player chosen in the WNBA draft. And her Oregon team is among the few that have a legitimate shot at the championship in April.

    She is 5'11" and has a strong build. If I had to compare her to anyone it would be Luka Doncic. They are similar in a variety of ways especially there over the top individual skill levels. Neither one is a high flying athlete but both posses the basketball savvy that most players can never master. I watched the Monday game against Stanford where she set the record. Lexi Hull is a long wiry wing player out of Stanford where her twin Lacie shares the court with her. Hull is a sophomore and has had an up and down season but she was in good from against Oregon and someone that caught my eye. Stanford is bringing in center sensation 6'4" Cameron Brink next year. Brink is thin but very fleet.

    But as Sabrina leaves college UCONN will be bringing in their own 5'11" lead guard in Minnesota high school phenomenon Paige Bueckers who is currently garnering all sorts of buzz. Her undefeated team is currently ranked number one and it is expected Paige, the number one prospect for the class of 2020, will be named female high school basketball player of the year.

    Built like a female version of Michael Jordan, Paige has a very high waist with long limbs and fingers. Built like a cross between a sprinter and a high jumper. In other words a classic basketball build.

    Like Sabrina she is vastly skilled but sports better athleticism and is even flashier. Her no look behind the back passes have already attained legendary status.

    This years UCONN team as expected is very good but unlike previous years they are looked at as a final 8/4 team but most think they don't have enough to win the whole thing. Come next year with the arrival of Bueckers things will be looking up real fast for the Huskies. See Paige below.

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    Sorry folks I have no idea what week we are in. Chances are it isn't Week 13 but whatever. The Vols had a big win tonight against 6th ranked Kentucky. Might have propelled them into the Big Dance.

    Thanks mainly by a career game by junior F John Fulkerson and a career high 27 points on 10-15 shooting and 7-7 from the free throw line. I have mentioned Fulkerson earlier here at CF. He has nice bounce and terrific quickness and he showed up KY with those talents tonight.

    He does not have big range on his shot and his frame is slim which will likely hinder his NBA rating but for a player who came off the bench last year he has really blossomed this season. Good to see and a great win for Tennessee at Kentucky no less.
     
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  22. white lightning

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    Nico Manion had 23 pts and 7 assists tonight in a much needed win for the U of A Wildcats. He has been on fire lately as the cats try to make it into the march madness ncaa tourmanment. Here
    is a great hilite of Manion dishing to Stone Gettings for the slam dunk.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1235790644833972224
     
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    Utah State winning today was huge. With 5 minutes left, “White Friendly” Dukes pale-faces played a total of 15 minutes with zero points. Why high level white recruits still go there is a complete mystery.

    Im so incredibly thankful to have the opportunity to watch actual nearly all white teams be successful at the mid-major level. It feels like these days are coming to an end.
     
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