December 2014 College Basketball Game Thread

Dec 10, 2012
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ACC/B1G Challenge started last night
 
Tonight's games include Syracuse-Michigan on ESPN and Indiana Pitt on ESPN2
 
Tirico calling Syracuse Michigan, making me long for the Sean Mc team.
 

alydar

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Wow, Syracuse is, uh, sloppy.
 
Rick Pitino is starting to look like Al Davis, like he quit drinking the blood or something.
 

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RedOctober3829 said:
UNC looks overrated as usual.
They'll drop out of top 25 at some point this season.
 
 
People were shocked they were #6 or whatever at start of season.  Total joke.
 

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Texas has outplayed Kentucky - pushed them all around really and destroying them on the boards - yet the game is tied at halftime.
 

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canderson said:
Texas has outplayed Kentucky - pushed them all around really and destroying them on the boards - yet the game is tied at halftime.
That's what happens when you lose the turnover battle 13-6.
 
This is the first Kentucky game I saw this year, are they really really terrible offensively all the time or just tonight, because their big guys have zero touch on short shots it appears.
 

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Kentucky has had several games this season where they've let teams hang around in the first half and then UK ramps it up in the second half and wins by a comfortable margin.  Looks like the same thing tonight.
 

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RedOctober3829 said:
NJIT just best Michigan in Ann Arbor 72-70. I don't feel so bad about UConn anymore.
 
NJIT is my binky. I hope this win helps them get into a conference next year. 
 
For NJIT this is the 4th game of a stretch of 9 road games out of 10 games. 2-2 so far. 
 

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The Big Ten Conference will play its men’s basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden in 2018, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation. A formal announcement is planned for Tuesday.
Madison Square Garden will still host the Big East Tournament in 2018. The Big Ten Tournament will be held the week prior, with the Big Ten title game coming the Sunday prior to Selection Sunday. (The Big East Tournament will culminate on its traditional date, the Saturday night prior to Selection Sunday).  
The move is part of Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany’s push to position the conference better in vital East Coast media markets. Rutgers and Maryland are playing in their first seasons in the Big Ten this year, as Delany has identified a presence on the I-95 corridor a key to the league’s future. The announcement doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Delany had made clear how much he coveted New York, especially Madison Square Garden, as a showcase to the league.
The presence of the Big Ten Tournament in New York in 2018 will make the city the heartbeat of college basketball for more than a week. The ACC Tournament begins a two-year run at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the 2017 and '18 seasons. With the Big Ten Tournament running the week before and the ACC and Big East Tournaments running simultaneously, New York will become college basketball’s hub.  
 
http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2014/12/06/madison-square-garden-hosts-big-ten-tournament-2018
 

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To continue embarrassing losses for Michigan:
 
Obviously not expected to beat Zona, but down 36 right now, it's been ugly.
 

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Halftime: Kentucky 41, UCLA 7. The Bruins were 3 for 37 (8.1%) in the first half.
 

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Harvard's starters had 1 basket in the game.
 
1.
 
They went 1-32.