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  • TrueblueCATfan
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    Originally posted by ralph helm View Post
    Game is on ESPN tonight--I hope motor mouth Vitale is not on the broadcast crew --- does anybody besides me think he should have been retired 10 years ago??????
    He is doing our game Ralph

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  • Lighthouse
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    Originally posted by ralph helm View Post
    Game is on ESPN tonight--I hope motor mouth Vitale is not on the broadcast crew --- does anybody besides me think he should have been retired 10 years ago??????
    OH MY GOODNESS YES!

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  • ralph helm
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    Game is on ESPN tonight--I hope motor mouth Vitale is not on the broadcast crew --- does anybody besides me think he should have been retired 10 years ago??????

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  • ralph helm
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    I favor almost anybody who is playing PUKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Blue Heaven
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    Originally posted by JFCats22 View Post
    Would not mind seeing UL beat Duke but I don't think it's going to happen. I think Duke wins by 12+ and does it easily.
    I don't think they will win either but UL is a scrappy bunch and they play extremely hard and are well coached.

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  • Blue Heaven
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    Originally posted by Will Lavender View Post

    I'm going UofL because it would make us look better, because Duke doesn't need to reach juggernaut status...and because I can't bring myself to hate Chris Mack. Seems like a good guy and he's done a heck of a job with this team.

    (Not that I hated Rick Pitino, but it was definitely more of a heated rivalry.)
    I tell my UL buddies all the time that they have to stop hiring likeable guys. Tyra, Mack, and Satterfield all seem like genuinely good people. How can you hate on that? Oh, I still despise the program, it's just that there aren't any good jokes anymore. NONE.

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  • JFCats22
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    Would not mind seeing UL beat Duke but I don't think it's going to happen. I think Duke wins by 12+ and does it easily.

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  • Blue Heaven
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    Originally posted by Will Lavender View Post
    In the Cal era I would put this team right now probably on the level of the Monk/Fox team. If they could shoot from outside a little better I think they would be a notch above that and closer to the Wall/Cousins team.

    People underrate that Monk/Fox team and IMO overrate the Wall/Cousins team. I tend to think those teams are closer than many think simply because if they played in some magical universe, the Wall/Cousins bunch would miss a ton of shots.

    I thought they were going to be more like the Randle/Twins group but they've improved at a much higher rate. Still think the Randle/Twins team put up one of the better performances of any Cal team, that being the win against Wichita St. Probably the best game of the Cal era.
    That Wichita St. game was right up there with the best Tourney games I have ever seen from any two teams. If one were truly unbiased they should be able to say the same thing. Just an incredible game to watch.

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  • Will Lavender
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    Originally posted by Blue Heaven View Post

    Funny you mentioned that. Gary last night at work was all like, "Will told me he is pulling for Louisville over dUKe! I can't believe it!"
    "I am pulling for them too.", I said.
    "No freaking way. You guys are crazy!"

    IF they can somehiw pull it off, it makes our win against them look a lot better. That's how the commitee would view it.
    I'm going UofL because it would make us look better, because Duke doesn't need to reach juggernaut status...and because I can't bring myself to hate Chris Mack. Seems like a good guy and he's done a heck of a job with this team.

    (Not that I hated Rick Pitino, but it was definitely more of a heated rivalry.)

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  • Blue Heaven
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    Originally posted by Will Lavender View Post


    And strangely I'll be doing something I've literally never done in my life tonight: rooting for Louisville.
    Funny you mentioned that. Gary last night at work was all like, "Will told me he is pulling for Louisville over dUKe! I can't believe it!"
    "I am pulling for them too.", I said.
    "No freaking way. You guys are crazy!"

    IF they can somehiw pull it off, it makes our win against them look a lot better. That's how the commitee would view it.

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  • Catatonic
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    I won't root for Louisville, but I would enjoy an ugly, poorly-played game that ends with Duke losing. Seems unlikely, I know.

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  • Will Lavender
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    Originally posted by Uncle Dave View Post
    Can't disagree with anything I've read. Tonight we play LSU and Saturday UT, both at Rupp. Hard to imagine two bigger games this season all things considered.
    Surprisingly we're a 9-point favorite tonight. That seems like a wild line to me but if we can beat LSU by double digits that'll be something.

    Would be a major letdown to lose before the Tennessee game, particularly in Rupp.

    And strangely I'll be doing something I've literally never done in my life tonight: rooting for Louisville.

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  • Uncle Dave
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    Can't disagree with anything I've read. Tonight we play LSU and Saturday UT, both at Rupp. Hard to imagine two bigger games this season all things considered.

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  • Lighthouse
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    Originally posted by Will Lavender View Post
    I think Kentucky is probably legitimately the fourth or fifth best team. Because of inconsistent outside shooting there are a bunch of teams that could beat Kentucky on a neutral, but because of our defense it's going to take a big effort. We've slowly come along to where we're about where Cal's very best teams have been defensively.

    Duke's ceiling is higher simply because they're so athletic and having the individual stars that they have gives you more of a margin for error. But because of their outside shooting/free throw shooting they're far from invincible. One of the ways UCONN won those two titles was stellar foul shooting. Cal's teams have literally lost national championships because of foul shooting. It obviously matters in tight, ugly games like NCAA Tourney games usually are. If I'm Duke I worry I get into a tight game and my guys start to clank from the stripe.

    The good news for UK is that it's a pretty soft year in the sport once you get past four or five teams. If something happened to Duke to clear our way to a title I think we've got a good shot if we keep defending like this. The defensive turnaround from November to now for Kentucky is nothing short of staggering.
    We allowed MSU back in the game Saturday because we let up on defense, then we clamped down on the defensive end, got a couple take-a-ways, and won the game. If this team plays defense for 40 minutes, they are going to be hard to best. And we're shooting almost 75% from the free throw line.

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  • Will Lavender
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    In the Cal era I would put this team right now probably on the level of the Monk/Fox team. If they could shoot from outside a little better I think they would be a notch above that and closer to the Wall/Cousins team.

    People underrate that Monk/Fox team and IMO overrate the Wall/Cousins team. I tend to think those teams are closer than many think simply because if they played in some magical universe, the Wall/Cousins bunch would miss a ton of shots.

    I thought they were going to be more like the Randle/Twins group but they've improved at a much higher rate. Still think the Randle/Twins team put up one of the better performances of any Cal team, that being the win against Wichita St. Probably the best game of the Cal era.

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