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National Champs.

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by BuffLuKe, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Who ya got? Gonna go with Duke.
     
  2. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Indiana is my favorite right now, but that really means nothing since it's all about the bracket matchups.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm starting to believe in Michigan State. If they get there, I'll take them over Florida. Otherwise, Florida wins.

    Crazy year, though. It wouldn't shock me even if a team like Pittsburgh went on a run and won this thing.
     
  4. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    CU.

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  5. nolabuff

    nolabuff Club Member Club Member

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    My money is on CU so I can get rich. My brain says IU, wouldn't mind seeing McClain win one and get a nice head gig for next year.
     
  6. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Go Blue! (after CU and any other Pac-12 team)
     
  7. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying this, just because they stomped on Duke - it's more the consistency in which they impress.

    Miami is a team to watch. They are #3, but I feel like they're not getting their just recognition. Everyone talks about Indiana, Michigan, Duke, Syracuse, etc. They may lose at Duke next time they play, but they are a very legit, experienced, dangerous team.

    All basketball fans need to watch Shane Larkin play. He's my favorite college pt guard to watch play since Irving.
     
  8. duaneallman8

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    My money is on the state of Florida. Either the Hurricanes or the Gators.
     
  9. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Butler. They have to win it a some point. Right?
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Butler won't do it this year. From the mid-major ranks, though, Gonzaga is a real threat this year.
     
  11. CUwhit21

    CUwhit21 Club Member Club Member

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    I've given up on Jamie Dixon in the tourney. Pitt has burned me at least 3 or 4 times and I always have a tendency to pick them the following year :bang:.
     
  12. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I've favored Florida all season, so I won't change.

    However I really think Gonzaga can do it
     
  13. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    Zags, if the brackets align right. If not, then Miami.
     
  14. ChemEBuff

    ChemEBuff New Member

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    Syracuse
     
  15. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Butler has good bigs and strong sharp shooters. Plus they have something no other team has.
     
  16. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    Florida was my first thought. mixed feelings about Billy D. and i think the world could use less SEC championships.

    miami an gonzaga are stellar against rpi top 50....like 9-1 type stuff IIRC. that's real when you hit the second weekend. izzo is scary in the tournament when his guys are rebounding and buying in...and handchecks aren't being called much. i like Crean. even though not a huge fan per se of the Big Ten

    edit: looking at the wrong column for wins againt top 50 with the U and Zags. those are road win numbers UM is 7-1 against top 50 (outstanding), Zags are 3-2 but have only played one top 50 team since the new year.
    http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2013/schedule/Gonzaga
     
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  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I mentioned Pitt earlier because their numbers are fantastic for both offensive and defensive efficiency.

    Today's loss at #18 Marquette is a prime example. Marquette was on fire today and they're almost impossible to beat in Milwaukee anyway.

    Marquette shot 56.5% from the field and 45.5% from 3pt.
    Marquette shot 75.9% from the line while getting 13 more free throws than Pitt. (Fouls were 12 to 20 in Marquette's favor.)
    Marquette outrebounded Pitt 31 to 23.
    Marquette only had 12 turnovers for the game.
    Marquette held Pitt to under 42% shooting.

    And Pitt only lost by 10 points.
     
  18. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    Indiana seems to have a deep and versatile roster. I can easily see them cutting down the nets.
     
  19. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    I haven't payed that much attention to the field outside of CU, but watching that Michigan vs Michigan State game, State looked like the real deal. Granted it was at home vs their rival, but still, Izzo's got his guys honed in right now.
     
  21. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Michigan State. Would like to see Izzo win another one, and he has the team to do it. Wouldn't mind seeing Indiana win it because of McClain. Would love it if the 'Zags won, how can you not pull for Few? Dude deserves one.
     
  22. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Homer :thumbsup:
     
  23. FightCu1414

    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

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    Florida. Watched the Gonzaga game today with my buddy in town from Spokane. They didn't look too hot on the road at san francisco.
     
  24. BehindEnemyLines

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    Florida looked downright scary against Kantuckee. They get my vote, for now, but you never know.
     
  25. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I'm not putting as much stock in that as some are. When you play countless bad teams on the road like Gonzaga does in the WCC, you're going to have an off game or two and have a couple non-aesthetically pleasing wins. It would happen to anyone. Still think the Zags are a contender.
     
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    Considering the odds, and the lack of a truly dominant team in the tournament, that looks like a smart gamble.
     
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  29. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Miami is gonna be 2 now. Sounds weird but they are really good and experienced. They are probably a lock for a one seed if they don't fall apart. Duke isn't winning without Kelly, he makes a big difference for them. He's a euro type 4, spreads the court out. Kinda reminds me of when Kyrie got hurt to a lesser extent. It's anybody's title really, CU just needs to get in. I'll stick with Duke but Kelly better play before the tourney or I don't see it.
     
  30. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    I'd pick Florida today. They are just nasty on defense.

    Michigan State is doing their Michigan state thing though, you will never convince me that there is a better coach in this country than Tom Izzo. And don't worry about them losing in the Big 10 quarterfinals when that happens, Izzo gets his team ready for the Big dance, not little ones.
     

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