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Dinwiddie impressing the coaching staff of the U.S. World University Games team

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  1. SuperD

    SuperD Club Member Club Member

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    Jeff Goodman's basketball blog on ESPN Insider had an article today on the Top 10 teams with NBA quality talent, and Colorado was in the "Others Receiving Votes" category...not sure if that list was in order of the author's ranking...if so he had us at #16.

    Regardless, the blog also included this snippet. Apparently he's really turning some heads of the team's coaching staff:

    The World University Games team is headed to Russia and is led by Creighton’s Doug McDermott, who has been raving about his point guard on the squad, Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie. “He’s 6-foot-6, is really athletic and can really defend,” McDermott texted ESPN from a layover in Istanbul.
     
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    When the Lakers end up in the lotto, and draft Spencer, guess Kobe will have to give him a follow.
     
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    So am I wrong in expecting a deep tourney run with a Dinwiddie led team this year?
     
  8. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Nope
     
  9. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Define "deep".
     
  10. HawaiiBUFF

    HawaiiBUFF Well-Known Member

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    I think "deep" should be a Sweet 16 berth. As long as we keep improving on previous years (though I know that we went to the 3rd RD in 2012 and 2nd in 2013), than good things will continue to happen for our Program. The game is all about exposure and with Dinwiddie plus our Buffs getting the most national exposure we have ever had, we are only going up!
     
  11. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Elite 8 are my expectations
     
  12. CVilleBuff

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    Too high. It could happen. It shouldn't be an expectation. A lot of very strong teams out there this year.
     
  13. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    My expectations have always been high. We makin a deep run this year and the nation will know about Tad ****in Boyle.
     
  14. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    It must be exhausting being you.
     
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  17. chitownbuff

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    Not trying to argue, but Yogi had an 8-0 assist to turnover ratio while the mayor's was 2-1 (4-2). Yogi also pulled down three more boards.
     
  18. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Meh one game
     
  19. CVilleBuff

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    Your expectations have typically been wrong, too.

    The goal should be a top 3 finish in the Pac, a solid tournament seed, and see what happens. The NCAA Tournament is too much of an unpredictable beast to "expect" an Elite 8 unless you're a 1 or 2 seed (and even then you'll often end up disappointed)
     
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  20. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Kind of like when I said we'd reach the tournament two years ago despite losing 75% of our scoring? I think I predicted 24 wins or so last year to, which was three wins too high in the end but we had a very good chance at that 24 win mark, we just dropped a few games we shouldn't have.
     
  21. HawaiiBUFF

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    I really think we should expect great things, but a Sweet 16 berth would be great for Tad and our Program.
     
  22. HawaiiBUFF

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    I just want Tad & Co to land a Top-15 recruiting class that the nation talks about. I know, I know about Tad's unbelievable abilities to find diamonds in the rough. But it would be amazing to land 2-3 Top 50 recruits in one class. I do believe we are so so close. I think '15 is our year and a push with Dinwiddie into the Sweet 16 next year could really help us accomplish it!
     
  23. Goose

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    This.
     
  24. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Nope. You wrote an expectation stated as a goal. What 'Tini posted was a goal (probably a stretch goal) that he erroneously stated as an expectation.

    Goals for the upcoming season:

    - Go undefeated in non-conference play
    - Go undefeated at home
    - Win Pac-12 regular season title
    - Win Pac-12 tournament title
    - Advance to Final Four
     
  25. CVilleBuff

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    Tini, you say "we're gonna win" for everything. That means occasionally you hit. It doesn't make you a swami.

    Anyway, moving on...another thing I'm looking for this season is a winning record on the road in conference play. One of the surest signs of being mature enough to make a deep tournament run is being poised away from home. That's why I am always more excited at road victories over "good" teams than I am at home victories over "great" teams.
     
  26. Quattro

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    Yeah it's a tongue in cheek comment
     
  27. CVilleBuff

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    I understand what you're saying, but I think mine are goals. Just realistic ones. Perhaps we can determine the difference between "realistic goal" and "expectation" :lol: Like I have a "goal" of top 3 in conference. I "expect" top 4. I have a goal to win an NCAA tournament game (hopefully survive first weekend) I "expect" to make the NCAA Tournament.

    We overachieved last year and I scratch my head at how we won as much as we did. We're going to be better this year, but I just feel throwing out "expectations" of elite 8, top 10, win Pac-12 etc. is a slippery slope (I know your goals were simply illustrating a point). I've seen these eagerly anticipated "big seasons" go wrong at schools so many times before. I'll expect improvement, a solid season entrenched as an upper third Pac-12 team and love it if we do end up being scary good.
     
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  28. PuebloBuff

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    This. Even with the loss at utah, I thought we took a step forward on the road in p12 play last year, given the number of freshmen. We improved to 4-5 on the road from 3-6 w/Carlon, dufault and nate. But I agree with Cville — our proving grounds and the best measure of how much we've improved will come on the road.
     
  29. Flatirons2

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    Exactly! to be the best...this is the mentality that won several B8 titles in FB...
     
  30. BuffTE41

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    Here are some goals that I think are attainable.

    1. 22-24 wins going into the conference tournament.
    2. Top-3 finish in the Pac and play in the conference tournament game.
    3. Reach the Sweet-16. It's often about the seed you get in the tournament.
     

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