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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    I wonder how hurt Embiid really is or if maybe they're covering up academic issues?



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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    I think KSU has a difficult 1st round match up. However, if I were in their place, I'd be thinking - "Get by UK and, wow, were in luck - playing the weakest #1 - very, very winnable."


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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by kentkel View Post
    I think KSU has a difficult 1st round match up. However, if I were in their place, I'd be thinking - "Get by UK and, wow, were in luck - playing the weakest #1 - very, very winnable."
    a lot of us holding our breath, yes.
    ku, no embiid, they are good not elite.
    isu, lack of depth will catch-up sooner or later.
    baylor, um, i'm far from a fan, but they have lots of important variables working for them.



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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by surly View Post
    a lot of us holding our breath, yes.
    ku, no embiid, they are good not elite.
    isu, lack of depth will catch-up sooner or later.
    baylor, um, i'm far from a fan, but they have lots of important variables working for them.
    In the past month the depth has increased. Not sure this is a factor as much as some think anymore.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I wonder how hurt Embiid really is or if maybe they're covering up academic issues?
    He just changed his major to Finance last semester and is doing well academically. Is practicing and could probably play Friday. Shocked if he doesn't play Sunday.



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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    dad, your picture there is very unbecoming. looks like someone taking a dump in a peach basket.



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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I wonder how hurt Embiid really is or if maybe they're covering up academic issues?
    You really think KANSAS would sit their best player (one of) over an academic issue?

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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by kentkel View Post
    I think KSU has a difficult 1st round match up. However, if I were in their place, I'd be thinking - "Get by UK and, wow, were in luck - playing the weakest #1 - very, very winnable."
    KSU will beat UK.


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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    I think ISU certainly has a shot. They are playing their best basketball right now. I'd give Okie State a decent shot too. They have some really good players in Brown, and Forte to go with Smart.


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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    KSU will beat UK.
    I think that will depend on how the refs call that game. As physical as KSU is, they might foul themselves out of it.


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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by surly View Post
    dad, your picture there is very unbecoming. looks like someone taking a dump in a peach basket.
    He probably did when he saw the 3 point line painted on his court the first time. Ruined the game he invented.



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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dad55Alumni View Post
    He probably did when he saw the 3 point line painted on his court the first time. Ruined the game he invented.
    The one where they had a jump ball after every made basket?



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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    Man I really don't get the national love for New Mexico and everyone having them beating Kansas. Kansas already beat them by like 17pts when they weren't playing all that well. They had two players get 24pts each and not much else. Even without Embiid I don't think Kansas struggles that much until Elite Eight. Has everyone forgotten about this gut named Wiggins (although I think Ellis and Nadir are as important)?



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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    How may of the potential courts will ISU play on that are the BIG stadiums like Jerry World in Dallas. A stat a couple years ago showed 3 point shooting averages drop significantly in the huge airspace of the domes.



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    Re: best shot advancing to final 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by surly View Post
    from big12: i've got baylor. experienced, tall and talented with an excellent point guard - lacking coach. followed by ku and iowa state.
    According to Nate Silver, it's KU, then ISU, then Okie State, then Baylor.

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