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Elon @ Colorado Basketball Game thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by absinthe, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Ok after near a week off the Mighty Buffaloes of Colorado take on the Phoenix of Elon. This game has TRAP written all over it, coming off an emotional late win at CSU and of course this:

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    And with our next tilt against Marcus Smart and the #7 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys in Vegas. make no mistake about it a loss to Elon would be a very bad loss for us but it is not out of the question. Elon has shot well from three this year (44%) and when they get to the line they shoot it better than we do.

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  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Seriously what are the odds, we win this game? 80%?
     
  4. J.R. Ewing

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    Just glad we had 6 days between this one and Kansas. That should help them focus.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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  6. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Realtime RPI has it as a 20 pt win for us
    Vegas has us at about 14.5 pt favorites depending on the Book
    Online Sports books are as high as 15.5
     
  7. cubuffs85

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    Just a guess but I think Tad is focused them on this game and not Okie Lite!
     
  8. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Do we know if Wes is a go?
     
  9. cubuffs85

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    Since you're the student spokesman, what kind of attendance are you expecting tonight? Will the Broncos loss have any effect on it?
     
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    If he isn't 100% I think you sit him and get him fully healed before Ok. St
     
  11. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Well this is gonna be the first game I've missed since Utah on New Years 2012 so...
     
  12. sackman

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    Trap game. Although I think Tad has been around enough to know a trap game when he sees it and *should* have them prepared to play. OTOH, these are kids, and they just came off of a huge win against a very good opponent. It would be natural for them to feel a certain sense of invincibility. That's the kind of thing that gets you beat against teams that are well coached and can hit the "3".
     
  13. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Yeah...really not worried about this one, like not worried at all. Elon is bad at defense and offense, doesn't force many turnovers, and doesn't get to the line. We are damn good on D, pretty good on offense, we force turnovers, and we get to the line a lot.
     
  14. CVilleBuff

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    What games worry you? Just curious
     
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    I don't know if it's legal what you guys are gonna do to Elon.
     
  16. sackman

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    I hope you're right. This has a distinctive "Texas Southern" flavor to it.
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    :lol: for ****s sake metro st beat them
     
  18. cubuffs85

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    I think that's why many think it's the kind of trap game and that they'll just overlook it. As I'm trying to rationalize, if you're an Elon fan, why are you optimistic?
     
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    I'm pretty sure Metro would be a top 200 D1 team. I'm not taking Elon lightly, and especially not because they lost to Metro. The three ball is a great equalizer, and we haven't exactly been very good defending the three this year.
     
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    Okie State, Oregon, Arizona, ASU, road games against teams like UW, Cal, and Utah

    Edit: Forgot to add UCLA in there
     
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    I'm a bit nervous about this one given how we beat teams like Oregon only to lose to Oregon State last year.
     
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    That's gonna require a Elon player to drop 39+
     
  23. CVilleBuff

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    We didn't have Roberson in that loss.
     
  24. cubuffs85

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    A bit different IMO when it's a more grueling schedule, teams are more familiar with you(yes I realize that argument goes both ways), and less time between games. When you beat a team like Oregon on Thursday then face Oregon State a few days later, I think the "hangover" effect is more likely.
     
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    We didnt have Roberson in the win against Oregon either IIRC
     
  26. Jalapeno

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    Elon's page on ESPN: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/2210/elon-phoenix

    Lucas Troutman, a 6-10 senior power forward is their leading scorer at 17.5 ppg. Several more forwards are averaging double digits.

    Tanner Samson, the kid from Littleton, is capable of draining threes. He really lit up VMI and could be the person to have a big game in tonight's game. Perhaps Samson could be that player who drops that 39+ tonight.

    Motto for tonight's game: Just Win Baby.
     
  27. cubuffs85

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    You did say you expected us to go undefeated at home.
     
  28. cubuffs85

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    Is there an All Phoenix site? I'd love to hear what Elon fans are saying.
     
  29. Jalapeno

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    The intangible that I would be more concerned with is that Samson is playing in front of some hometown folks and would be motivated to go off against a team that might have not recruited him.

    I know I might be sounding like Lou Holtz before the Irish played Army but it's the intangibles that concerns me.
     
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