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Arizona Star Pac-12 Preview

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Goose, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Gotta give props to Liverflukes (one of the many cool Cal fans on this board) who PM'ed this to me. Hopefully he starts heading down to the basketball board once the season starts. Anyway, the AZ Star made their predictions for the season and they're the most optimistic ones I've seen for CU yet -- TENTH!

    I have a long rant about that, but I'm saving it.

    Anyway, here's what they say:



    The Cal fans are discussing it on Bear Insider, so that's worth a read too.
     
  2. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    The way I see it - AZ, UW and UCLA will be fighting it out for the top. Oregon and Stanford could surprise and do really well. I like this list though by AZ Star

    I don't think we finish 10th, but I do think that there is a group of teams that could finish anywhere 6 to 10 - CO is one of those. We lose a lot, so I'm not expecting a lot from the team...but I do think we'll be competitive. After losing Higgins and Burks, that's more than I could ask for.

    I'm expecting some nice bball play this year from the Pac 12 - it'll be fun. I'm really interested to see how Altman progresses with Oregon, and I think Ross could blow up this year at UW.

    2012-13 though...I'm hoping right now for something nice...
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I pretty much agree with everything you say Dye, but am curious why you left Cal out of your group fighting for the top.
     
  4. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don't know...probably for the same reason why I think Roy isn't that great of a recruiter - just unlogical bias. I don't hate Cal, I don't hate Montgomery, and I don't hate their players. I just don't find anything about Cal exciting - none of their players are game changers to me...they're just a solid team. And typically, I always just choose against Cal. I don't know why...maybe it's a deep inset apathy for Cal ever since Kidd shocked Duke...I don't think it is...but who knows...no - I don't make any sense sometimes...but whatever. I'm really interested to see how Oregon and UW play this year. Abdul-Gaddy/Ross and Jabari Brown intrigue me quite a bit. Josiah Turner may be the headlining freshman this year, but Brown may steal the show. And the one-two of UW's may develop into a top one in the country.
     
  5. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Honestly, I think Cal is going to shock people this year. I really think they're a serious contender for the conference championship with Gutierrez (who I LOVE), Crabbe and Kamp.
     
  6. sackman

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    It's easy to look at the guys CU lost and predict that they will be awful this year. CU is losing something like 80% of it's scoring from last year. That makes it very hard to predict what they'll do this year.
     

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