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    Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Why even write this if facts are not going to be checked?





    This is not as explosive a Connecticut offense as we've seen in the past, though there's no shortage of balance and there's a clear star in 6-5 guard Jeremy Lamb, whose size and quickness makes him a tough matchup. Lamb averages 17.7 points and can shoot (2.1 3-pointers a game) or go to the basket and convert free throws (81.6 percent). He's joined in the Huskies' backcourt by Shabazz Napier (12.7 points, 5.8 assists) and Ryan Boatwright (10.2 points). And while center Andre Drummond isn't a great scorer (10.2 points), he does get 3.5 offensive boards a game and Iowa State doesn't really have anyone with his size to match up with him. In fact, while the Cyclones defend the three well (29.8 percent), they have no real physical presence inside and that could be big trouble against a UConn team that likes to attack the basket. EDGE: Connecticut.
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    The Cyclones' offense runs through 6-8, 270-pound sophomore forward Royce Taylor, who leads the team in scoring (13.1) and assists (5.2). Iowa State lives outside, shooting 38 percent on 3-pointers, making 8.88 a game. Senior guard Scott Christopherson makes 45 percent of his threes and averages 12.5 points and senior guard Chris Allen averages 11.8 points. It's good that Iowa State likes to shoot, because against Connecticut, it's tough to score inside with the 6-10, 270-pound freshman Drummond patrolling. Drummond averages 2.7 blocks and the Huskies only allow teams to shoot 38.3 percent. Expect to see sophomore Napier shadowing Christopherson while Lamb should be on Allen. The toughest matchup for UConn should be Taylor, who is so big but so versatile that no matter who is on him, he's going to be trouble. EDGE: Iowa State.
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    This should be one of the Round of 64's more competitive games. The Huskies needed to get hot in the Big East tournament and they did enough, similar to what happened last year when they went on to win the national title. Iowa State hasn't been in the NCAA tourney since 2005 and didn't exactly dominate the Big 12. The game could come down to how well the Cyclones shoot and defend Lamb. Iowa State may have enough backcourt bodies to throw at the UConn star and enough shooters to avoid having to go at Drummond. But if not, Connecticut may be athletic enough that they could run the Cyclones off the floor quickly. It's going to be a fascinating game to see who gets the honor of moving on to likely play No. 1 overall Kentucky. EDGE: Iowa State.

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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Royce Taylor is our super secret weapon.



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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    I can't wait to see this Royce Taylor guy play.



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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Looks like one word entered by accident. Not sure why that's worth complaining about.


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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Royce Taylor is a special player. So special that he has played 0 minutes all season long so he would be fresh for the Big Dance!



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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Looks like one word entered by accident. Not sure why that's worth complaining about.
    Au contraire, there is always room for making fun of shoddy journalism.


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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Dave McCartney thinks Royce Taylor is a tremendous player


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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    Royce Taylor is a special player. So special that he has played 0 minutes all season long so he would be fresh for the Big Dance!
    As I repeatedly told all of you, R-Taylor hadn't gotten enough playing time this season!



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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Looks like one word entered by accident. Not sure why that's worth complaining about.
    Once is an accident. But it's there twice. I'm pretty sure twice is just incompetence.



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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    There are two possibilities:

    1.) We have genetically combined Royce White with Mike Taylor so we can set a tournament record for turnovers.

    2.) (This is the one I'm hoping for.) We have genetically combined Royce White and Jake Taylor and there's only one thing left to do....



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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    It's Roy Taylor. Idiots.



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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    2.) (This is the one I'm hoping for.) We have genetically combined Royce White and Jake Taylor and there's only one thing left to do....
    I can see it now...there's 10 seconds left on the clock. Royce takes in the inbound pass from Scotty and, after a previous knee injury, hobbles down the court with the ball. He sees Scotty flash to the corner, but not having the mobility to get around a defender, he trips and weekly one hand's the ball to Scotty as he crashes to the floor. Scotty drains the 3 pointer for the game winning points!!!!

    It's a good thing that the team gave Booker a bucket of KFC right before the game!



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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    I can't wait to see Royce Taylor and Royce White on the floor at the same time! Taylor seems just like White!



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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydwinder View Post
    I can't wait to see Royce Taylor and Royce White on the floor at the same time! Taylor seems just like White!
    I guess that announcers can't call Royce unique anymore.


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    Re: Poor CBS Sportsline Match up Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydwinder View Post
    I can't wait to see Royce Taylor and Royce White on the floor at the same time! Taylor seems just like White!
    Hate to be the downer, but I could see this being a problem, actually. With their unselfishness, we could end up seeing Taylor and White throwing phenomenal passes back and forth and never getting a shot off.



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