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2019-20 Pac-12 MBB Thread

Buffnik

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I've been meaning to do this to track the conference each year, but I forgot last year and I'm a little late this year. Kind of the same as the threads I used to do with the daily Pac-12 games and conference standings, but combined and hopefully with more news/jokes/memes to keep it more informative and fun.

Anyways, I think this could be a fun/popular thread to dump all the Pac-12 MBB stuff here.

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Main stuff going on:

- Buffs are ranked
- Pac-12 is kicking ass (best among Power 6 so far in conference RPI)
- Pac-12 is proving that NCAA & FBI investigations don't hurt hoops recruiting (and might help it)
- Buffs still own Arizona State -- SIT DOWN, BOBBY!!!
 

Buffnik

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Sunday's Pac-12 games (11/17):

WSU beat Idaho State -- Elleby is a really good player. Wazzu now 2-1 and seems mediocre instead of horrible.

#19 Arizona (4-0) destroyed New Mexico State. Not as good of a NMSU team as some years, but still a quality opponent to beat by 30. Nnaji hasn't missed a shot in the past 2 games for Zona.

ASU (1-1) playing a good Rider squad right now on PACN.

#14 Oregon (3-0) hosts a decent UT-Arlington squad at 4pm on PACN.
 

Buffnik

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ASU looked really strong in a blowout win. Rider's supposed to be right there for a Dance bid out of the MAAC.
 

Buffnik

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Oregon is so long and athletic. They're gonna get scary when Dante arrives in December if he's as advertised (lottery pick center in June).
 

Buffnik

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Monday Notes:

- Buffs move up from #25 to #23 in the new poll.

I have quickly gone from being happy to be ranked to feeling disrespected. Pac-12 is getting nowhere near enough love in the poll.

Today's games:

Buffs made a statement, beating a damn good UCI team by 16.

Cal looks bad, but finds its way to 4-0 by holding on for a 54-50 home win over Prairie View A&M.

UCLA (3-0) up 13 at half against a Southern Utah squad that may not be horrible.
 

ahoelsken

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Sunday's Pac-12 games (11/17):

WSU beat Idaho State -- Elleby is a really good player. Wazzu now 2-1 and seems mediocre instead of horrible.

#19 Arizona (4-0) destroyed New Mexico State. Not as good of a NMSU team as some years, but still a quality opponent to beat by 30. Nnaji hasn't missed a shot in the past 2 games for Zona.

ASU (1-1) playing a good Rider squad right now on PACN.

#14 Oregon (3-0) hosts a decent UT-Arlington squad at 4pm on PACN.
WSU's OOC is a joke-their only Power 7 OOC opponent is ****braska. Let's not get ahead of ourselves on them. They drop the LA schools on New Year's weekend they're legit.
 

Buffnik

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WSU's OOC is a joke-their only Power 7 OOC opponent is ****braska. Let's not get ahead of ourselves on them. They drop the LA schools on New Year's weekend they're legit.
I don't think they're legit. What I do think is that they won't kill our SOS this year by being about the #250 team in the ranks again. The way things are going, the entire conference could very well end up Top 150 (with 10+ in the Top 100).
 

ahoelsken

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I don't think they're legit. What I do think is that they won't kill our SOS this year by being about the #250 team in the ranks again. The way things are going, the entire conference could very well end up Top 150 (with 10+ in the Top 100).
Not sure about the two bottom feeders being top 150 yet. I wanna see them against Power 7 competition. Cal plays Duke on Thursday-if they can stay within striking distance into the 2nd half, that'd open some eyes. I wonder about there being a drop off after us, quack attack, UA, and UW though.
 

Buffnik

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Not sure about the two bottom feeders being top 150 yet. I wanna see them against Power 7 competition. I wonder about there being a drop off after us, quack attack, UA, and UW though.
I think Utah, UCLA, USC and OSU are pretty serious teams this season.

Edit: Should have included ASU. I'll know how I feel about Stanford after I see them against Oklahoma next week.
 

Buffnik

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USC finally stating to wake up a bit right before the half. Rakocevik + Okongwu is a very strong front court. Not sure if they're a good enough shooting team on the perimeter reach their upside this season, though.
 

Buffnik

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Oregon State goes to 4-1 with an 11 point win over a very pedestrian UCSB squad.

Thursday games:

Utah (3-0) at Coastal Carolina
WSU (2-1) hosts Omaha
Cal (4-0) vs #1 Duke at MSG
#14 Arizona (4-0) hosts a very solid South Dakota State
Stanford (5-0) hosts a pretty good William & Mary
UCLA (4-0) hosts Hofstra
 

Medford M.

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Utah down to Coastal Carolina in Carolina. CCU favored and at home, so I don't know how much damage this loss would actually do to the PAC.
 

Uncle Luko

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Good job Wazzu, ****ing Omaha, Jesus Christ. I figured Cal would get wrecked, shocking, I know. Utah, Jesus Christ again. Bring it on Oregon and U$C.
 

Buffnik

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UCLA reverted to Alford-style and forgot to play defense tonight. All night, were either giving up an open look or committing a foul. Really bad showing.

You just can't be losing to Hofstra -- especially at home -- when you'e ****ing UCLA basketball.
 

Darth Snow

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UCLA reverted to Alford-style and forgot to play defense tonight. All night, were either giving up an open look or committing a foul. Really bad showing.

You just can't be losing to Hofstra -- especially at home -- when you'e ****ing UCLA basketball.
Disastrous
 

Buffnik

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Cal down 8 to #22 Texas early in 2H.

#11 Oregon plays a solid Houston squad today.

#25 Washington plays a Montana team that looks a bit down this year.

Utah plays Ohio. Would be a good win for them.

USC might have a challenge against Temple.
 

Buffnik

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Stanford is for real. Destroyed Oklahoma last night to remain undefeated. They play a really good Butler tonight.

UCLA, ASU and WSU will try not to embarrass themselves. At least one of them will probably fail.

Game that matters is CU vs Clemson.
 
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