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Carver College also has a women's team, sort of. They got beat tonight at Georgia Southern by a score of 133-15. The score was 60-5 at halftime.
 

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Carver College also has a women's team, sort of. They got beat tonight at Georgia Southern by a score of 133-15. The score was 60-5 at halftime.
There are something like 30 students in the entire school, and they have two basketball teams. So, what, max 10 non-basketball players in the whole school???
 

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Memphis heard us talking about them. About a minute away from knocking off Alabama, and fairly convincingly.
Players only meetings! So they DO work!? What's funny is it was the vets, the ones Penny chided about not wanting to take the young guys aka their competition under their wings, who helped them win while guys like Emoni Bates (who has not been that great for all his hype), sat most the second half. If Memphis gets these guys playing together and it translates into wins they probably are okay. The American isn't terribly strong outside of Houston, so they can certainly finish high in the standings if it clicks...but how many bids is the AAC going to get? Last year it only got 2 teams in. We could just as easily see a repeat of that.
 

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Great win by Memphis as Alabama has been one of the hottest teams in the country. Funny, Alabama's 2 losses are to unranked Iona and unranked Memphis while they have beaten teams like Gonzaga & Houston.

Also, Monmouth won at Yale last night by 9, dropping Yale's record down to 6-7. I don't think anyone counted on that.
 

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Not a lot of TV games today, but here they are:

FS1
6:30 pm - Howard @ Georgetown
8:30 pm - Morehead State @ #22 Xavier

ESPN2
7 pm - UCF @ Temple

BTN
8 pm - Nicholls @ Wisconsin

PAC12
9 pm - Northern Colorado @ #8 Arizona
11 pm - Alabama State @ #4 UCLA

ACCN
9 pm - Lipscomb @ Florida State

Other games that may be of interest:

6 pm - Chattanooga @ Belmont (ESPN+)

7 pm start
Marshall @ Ohio (ESPN+)
Georgia Southern @ Campbell (ESPN+)
Florida Atlantic @ VCU (ESPN+)
South Dakota State @ Missouri State (ESPN+)
Florida International @ Jacksonville State (ESPN+)
South Dakota State @ Missouri State (ESPN+)
Midway @ Eastern Kentucky (ESPN+)
Carver College @ Presbyterian (ESPN+)
Methodist @ Coastal Carolina (ESPN+)
Winthrop @ Elon
Fairfield @ Fairleigh Dickinson

7:30 pm - Middle Tennessee @ Ole Miss (ESPN+/SEC)

8 pm start
Lamar @ Texas State (ESPN+)
Southeast Missouri State @ Southern Illinois (ESPN+)
Tennessee Wesleyan @ Murray State (ESPN+)
Bellarmine @ South Dakota

8:30 pm - CSU-Bakersfield @ Abilene Christian (ESPN+)

9 pm start
Utah State @ Weber State (ESPN+)
Multnomah @ Eastern Washington (ESPN+)
SAGU American Indian College @ Dixie State (ESPN+)
UC-Irvine @ #10 USC
Portland @ Oregon
UC San Diego @ Denver

10 pm start
New Mexico State @ Washington State
Omaha @ UNLV
Minnesota Duluth @ Nevada

So, as I was typing this up I realized the Pac-12 currently has 3 teams in the Top 10: UCLA, Arizona & USC. Maybe that conference is finally getting back to being a true basketball power league. I feel like it's been a while since that's been the case.

Also, big game for Utah State and their potential at-large bid.
 

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So, as I was typing this up I realized the Pac-12 currently has 3 teams in the Top 10: UCLA, Arizona & USC. Maybe that conference is finally getting back to being a true basketball power league. I feel like it's been a while since that's been the case.

Also, big game for Utah State and their potential at-large bid.
I would take the Pac 12's top 3 over the ACC's current top 3. Can anyone name the 3rd best team in the ACC right now? UNC, Duke...Wake Forest?

However, after those Pac 12 three...it's...not great. Oregon has been a flop thus far and are already 0-2 in league play. Oregon State is totally not building on their Elite 8 run and are 1-9, losing to many one-bid league teams and giving Pitt a run for its money for worst Power 5 team in the land. Cal probably won't be any good in the league. Washington sucks and Mike Hopkins is more than likely getting fired after this season. Arizona State got a decent win over Creighton last night, but they're wildly inconsistent so that could go either way. Washington State has dropped some games to Eastern Washington and South Dakota State...Stanford, Colorado and Utah all might be mid pack but I don't know that they can do enough to make the tourney at this stage. None of those schools have a marquee non-conference win. Stanford has Texas coming up at home and Colorado has Kansas in Boulder, so if they really want to get resume-worthy wins, that's the last shot outside knocking off UCLA, USC, Arizona.

Arizona is just also way better than anyone thought at this stage too. I think they were picked to finish like 6th in the Pac 12 in their pre-season poll.
 

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I would take the Pac 12's top 3 over the ACC's current top 3. Can anyone name the 3rd best team in the ACC right now? UNC, Duke...Wake Forest?

However, after those Pac 12 three...it's...not great. Oregon has been a flop thus far and are already 0-2 in league play. Oregon State is totally not building on their Elite 8 run and are 1-9, losing to many one-bid league teams and giving Pitt a run for its money for worst Power 5 team in the land. Cal probably won't be any good in the league. Washington sucks and Mike Hopkins is more than likely getting fired after this season. Arizona State got a decent win over Creighton last night, but they're wildly inconsistent so that could go either way. Washington State has dropped some games to Eastern Washington and South Dakota State...Stanford, Colorado and Utah all might be mid pack but I don't know that they can do enough to make the tourney at this stage. None of those schools have a marquee non-conference win. Stanford has Texas coming up at home and Colorado has Kansas in Boulder, so if they really want to get resume-worthy wins, that's the last shot outside knocking off UCLA, USC, Arizona.

Arizona is just also way better than anyone thought at this stage too. I think they were picked to finish like 6th in the Pac 12 in their pre-season poll.
Agree completely with all of that, which is why it was very surprising to realize they had 3 Top 10 teams. Regarding Washington, there is no reason they should be so bad. That is a beautiful campus, great facilities, Seattle, great school yet that program is a dumpster fire currently.
 
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Dr John Giannini doing color on the FS1 Howard @ G'town game! Good to see the ol' Dr again.

And speaking of, Howard is pretty darn good.
 

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Tonight is pretty quiet with only 16 games total, but a couple of games on TV. In addition, 5 of the 16 games feature matchups with non-DI opponents. Here's the lineup:

ESPN2
7 pm - Appalachian State @ #2 Duke

Pac12
10 pm - Dartmouth @ Stanford

The rest of the schedule:

12:15 pm - Incarnate Word @ Rice
4 pm - Regent University @ Coastal Carolina
4 pm - Montreat College @ Tennessee Tech (ESPN+)

7 pm start
Carver College @ South Carolina State
Immaculata @ Wagner
UNC-Greensboro @ UMBC (ESPN3)
St Andrews @ The Citadel (ESPN+)
Charleston @ Stetson (ESPN+)
Chicago State @ IUPUI (ESPN+)

8 pm start
UT-Arlington @ Oral Roberts
Tennessee State @ Charleston Southern (ESPN+)
Jackson State @ Drake (ESPN+)
Alcorn State @ Tulsa (ESPN+)

9 pm - McNeese @ UTEP

Not a whole lot out there tonight for viewing.
 

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More games are getting COVID affected. Saturday’s Iona-Seton Hall game at MSG and Penn St @ VCU are both postponed with no reschedule date.
 

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5 games on Saturday already canceled, including a top 25 showdown between Ohio State and Kentucky. DePaul @ Northwestern is another game affected by this damn covid crap.

Anyway, here is the schedule tonight. There is a decent TV schedule today/tonight, that starts with a matinee(ish) 4 pm game as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout. Here is today's TV lineup:

ESPN2
4 pm - St Bonavenure vs Virginia Tech (Charlotte, NC)

ACCN
6:30 pm - Richmond vs NC State (Charlotte, NC)
9 pm - Wake Forest vs Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)

SECN
7 pm - Furman @ Mississippi State

FS1
8 pm - #9 Villanova @ Creighton

That's the TV lineup. Here is the entire HofF Shootout lineup for today, including the 3 TV games already listed above:

Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout - Charlotte, NC
1:30 pm - Liberty vs East Carolina (ESPN+)
4 pm - St Bonaventure vs Virginia Tech (ESPN2)
6:30 pm - Richmond vs NC State (ACCN)
9 pm - Wake Forest vs Charlotte (ACCN)

There really aren't many interesting games out there tonight but here's a listing of the majority of games:

6 pm - Menlo @ Sacramento State (ESPN+)
7 pm - Converse @ Gardner-Webb (ESPN+)
7 pm - Aquinas College @ Western Michigan (ESPN3)
8 pm - South Alabama @ Tarleton (ESPN+)
8 pm - Bethesda University @ Utah Valley (ESPN+)
8 pm - UTRGV @ UTSA
9 pm - San Jose State @ Portland
9 pm - Florida A&M @ Santa Clara
10 pm - Redlands @ Cal State Fullerton (ESPN+)
10 pm - Cal Poly @ Fresno State

So, for the most part, the ESPN streaming services are just doing the games that feature non-DI opponents while the few games that match-up DI's are just sitting out there, with the exception of South Alabama and Tarleton.
 

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UCLA canceled their game against Kentucky, so now it’s UK vs North Carolina. If the Bruins hadn’t canceled, one potential opponent, according to Jeff Goodman was, and I s%!t you not, Bishop Gorman High School.
 

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UCLA canceled their game against Kentucky, so now it’s UK vs North Carolina. If the Bruins hadn’t canceled, one potential opponent, according to Jeff Goodman was, and I s%!t you not, Bishop Gorman High School.
I read this tweet too, and assumed he was being tongue in cheek. But these days...
 

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So...Virginia Tech pretty much kicked the crap out of St Bonaventure yesterday, 86-49. Yikes. That is a major beatdown. On the flip side, in another ACC/A-10 battle, Richmond returned the favor by taking down NC State, 83-74.

Despite all the cancellations and postponements for today, there are still tons of games today. Many I won't get to see thanks to YouTubeTV and Disney locked in a fight. Yep, there go the ESPN Networks, ACC Network, SEC Network, ABC, etc. But anyway, here are the TV games:

FOX
Noon - Butler vs #3 Purdue - Crossroads Classic (Indianapolis, IN)
2:30 pm - Indiana vs Notre Dame - Crossroads Classic (Indianapolis, IN)
5 pm - Providence @ #20 UConn

FS1
Noon - Pitt @ St John's
2 pm - TCU @ Georgetown
4 pm - Marquette @ #22 Xavier

CBS
1 pm - #5 Gonzaga vs #25 Texas Tech - Jerry Colangelo Classic (Phoenix, AZ)
3 pm - Louisville @ Western Kentucky
5:30 pm - North Carolina vs #21 Kentucky - CBS Sports Classic (Las Vegas, NV)

BTN
1 pm - St Francis (PA) @ Illinois
7 pm - Southern Utah @ Michigan
9:10 pm - Utah State vs Iowa - (Sioux Falls, SD)

ACCN
2 pm - Fairleigh Dickinson @ Virginia
4 pm - Elon @ #2 Duke
6 pm - South Carolina @ Clemson

SECN
2:30 pm - Austin Peay @ Vanderbilt
4:30 pm - Utah @ Missouri
6:30 pm - Dayton @ Ole Miss
8:30 pm - Jacksonville State @ #6 Alabama

PAC-12
4 pm - #10 USC @ Georgia Tech
6 pm - Cal Baptist @ #6 Arizona
8 pm - Texas A&M @ Oregon State
10 pm - Seattle @ Washington

TNT
4 pm - Howard vs North Carolina A&T - Invescu Legacy Classic (Newark,NJ)

CBSSN
5 pm - West Virginia @ UAB
7 pm - #19 LSU vs Louisiana Tech - Bossier City, LA
9 pm - #13 Auburn @ St Louis
11 pm - Loyola Marymount @ Nevada

ESPNU
7 pm - Oklahoma State vs Houston - Fort Worth, TX

ESPN2
10 pm - #1 Baylor @ Oregon

There's the TV schedule. I will do another post with all the streaming games.
 

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Discussion Starter · #136 ·
Some sneaky good and important games today, like Drexel @ Temple, St Joe's @ Bradley, North Texas @ Wichita State, San Francisco vs Grand Canyon, BYU @ Weber State as well as Northern Iowa @ Marshall.

1 pm start
Ashland @ Cincinnati (ESPN+)
Lamar @ Texas A&M CC (ESPN+)
Radford @ Davidson (ESPN+)
Alabama A&M @ Indiana State (ESPN3)
North Carolina Central vs Delaware State - Newark, NJ
South Florida vs Florida - Sunrise, FL

2 pm start
Tennessee Tech @ Wright State (ESPN+)
East Tennessee State @ UNC-Asheville (ESPN+)
UNC-Wilmington @ High Point (ESPN+)
Drexel @ Temple (ESPN+)
LaSalle @ Bucknell (ESPN+)
Trinity Baptist @ North Florida (ESPN+)
Tennessee State @ South Carolina State
CSU-Bakersfield @ Colorado
Dixie State @ North Dakota
Bellarmine @ Miami-OH (ESPN3)

3 pm start
Bethel (IN) @ Belmont (ESPN+)
Southeastern Baptist College @ North Alabama (ESPN+)
Covenant College @ Georgia Southern (ESPN+)
Southern Miss @ UL-Monroe (ESPN+)
St Joseph's @ Bradley (ESPN+)
Eastern Illinois @ Western Illinois

4 pm start
Converse @ South Carolina Upstate (ESPN+)
Alice Lloyd @ Morehead State (ESPN+)
Webber International @ Jacksonville (ESPN+)
Wofford @ Presbyterian (ESPN+)
North Texas @ Wichita State (ESPN+)
Ball State @ Illinois State (ESPN+)
Mississippi Valley State @ Nicholls
Morgan State @ Mt St Mary's
Northern Colorado @ Washington State
Northern Iowa @ Marshall

5 pm start
Arkansas Baptist @ Troy (ESPN+)
Paul Quinn @ Texas State (ESPN+)
SAGU American Indian College @ Idaho (ESPN+)
Marist @ Boston University
Buffalo vs Canisius

7 pm start
Northern Kentucky @ Eastern Kentucky (ESPN+)
George Mason @ Georgia (ESPN+/SEC+)
Kennesaw State @ Samford (ESPN+)

7:30 pm - San Francisco vs Grand Canyon - Jerry Colangelo Classic (Phoenix, AZ)

8 pm start
Stephen F Austin @ #7 Kansas (ESPN+/Big XII)
Bethesda @ Idaho State (ESPN+)
BYU @ Weber State (ESPN+)
Chattanooga @ Murray State (ESPN+)
Hofstra vs #24 Arkansas - Little Rock, AR
Southeast Missouri State @ Pepperdine
Central Arkansas @ Missouri State

10 pm start
Portland State @ CS-Northridge (ESPN+)
San Diego vs Northern Arizona - Jerry Colangelo Classic (Phoenix, AZ)

There ya go...
 

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Hofstra took two ranked teams to the buzzer this season with an OT loss to Houston and a two point loss to Maryland (the latter of which they were up 4 with 2 to play). Looks like Speedy inherited a pretty decent team this season. They'll have one more shot at it going against Arkansas in two weeks.
Happy to see I had one post which wasn't completely haywire. Hofstra's win today came after one of their worst losses in recent history against Stony Brook where they were outrebounded by 20+. They were also missing their leading scorer today.

They won't have a shot as an at large obviously but they could be a serious sleeper if they were to come out of the CAA. We all know how their tenure in the CAA has been since leaving the AE.
 

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Happy to see I had one post which wasn't completely haywire. Hofstra's win today came after one of their worst losses in recent history against Stony Brook where they were outrebounded by 20+. They were also missing their leading scorer today.

They won't have a shot as an at large obviously but they could be a serious sleeper if they were to come out of the CAA. We all know how their tenure in the CAA has been since leaving the AE.
Good call. Hofstra has played pretty well this year and could easily be at 9 or 10 wins instead of 7.
 

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They won't have a shot as an at large obviously but they could be a serious sleeper if they were to come out of the CAA. We all know how their tenure in the CAA has been since leaving the AE.
Hey now just remember they DID earn an NCAA bid by winning the CAA tournament in 2020 but obviously, the tournament was canceled. Mihalich also rebuilt that program and did win 3 CAA regular-season titles, just lost in the conference tournament finals twice.

They haven't become some become some powerhouse but (trigger warning for some here), the CAA is a much more competitive league and they've been quite good in it over the last 6 years, but so goes the life of a one-bid league in that you don't always get the bid.
 
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