ISU vs. UNC - Opens as Pick'em

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  1. blizzisu

    blizzisu Member

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    It looks like ISU vs. UNC has opened as a pick'em. I hate to even say this, but I wonder what the line would have been if Georges was in action?
     
  2. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    I would guess ISU -4 if Georges was playing. I think a pick'em is a testament to Fred's coaching ability.
     
  3. Cyclonepride

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    That and the overall talent. We may not be deep, but we have a lot of talent.
     
  4. twocoach

    twocoach Well-Known Member

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    Carolina doesn't have a ton of size, either so ISU still has a good shot at them.
     
  5. Beyerball

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    Huh ? Did you just say this? UNC has more size and athletic bigs than any team left in tourney maybe.
     
  6. Spanky

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    Sorry, but in our world 6'9 is size. And Ejim will getting mugged down low by three of 'em at a time.
     
  7. Palmer

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    yea...no.
     
  8. BloodyBuddy

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    #8 BloodyBuddy, Mar 22, 2014
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    We got to hit shots. Simple as that. Kane needs to take on the role of driving and dishing to Hogue & Ejim. Monte needs to play like he did yesterday, and Naz needs to hit some threes. Thomas, Edozie, Gibson, SDW, need to contribute in a positive way. Defense is what worries me the most, but I was worried about that with Georges out there. Expect a layup fest for UNC. Expect Ejim/Kane to take on Niang's role of inside out type mismatch player. Both of them can hit the outside shot.

    This team is capable of a couple more wins in this tourney. And if MSU or Nova gets knocked out, who knows how far we can go.
     
  9. clonefan1

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    I just hope Kane doesn't try to do to much & force some things. I hope he continues to play his game like an animal!!
     
  10. Messi

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    no, they don't. they may be bigger than ISU but to say they're the biggest team in tourney is completely moronic
     
  11. ojoe2317

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    Nate Silver and Co. give us a 56% chance of winning, updated this morning at 1:22 am. They say their model accounts for injuries, so I would assume Niang is factored in.

    Also, if anyone is in Vegas and can get a bet on Tennessee to make the final four / win the championship, they have extremely good odds based on what I assume the lines are for the Vols.

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/interactives/march-madness-predictions/
     
  12. bigdaddykane

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    stop paige we win
     
  13. Cyrocks

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    Wait, I thought someone on this message board said we had no chance at beating North Carolina without Niang. :wink:
     
  14. isuchicago

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    I saw us at -3.5 early this morning. Looks like -2 now..still favored.
     
  15. MaccloNe

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    I heard they have 3 guys over 6'9" that start or get a lot of minutes. Is that true or not?
     
  16. SerenityNow

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    Agreed - from what little I have seen of NC, Paige seems to be the engine. If he's off, our chances are very good.
     
  17. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    He hit some clutch threes at the end of the game last night to keep them in it. Can't help off of him. I thought Monte played pretty good defense yesterday, it will be interesting to see who gets the Paige assignment. Monte would be at a size disadvantage on any of their other starters, not that Roy would know how to take advantage of it.
     
  18. Cyclonesince78

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    Nice smiley. But you obviously don't get it. It's not about UNC, it's about what could have been.
     
  19. Skidoosh

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    Honestly, we have played without Niang before. There have been games where he was fouled out fast the first half, and fouled out fast the second. We should be able to hold on. What I'm worried about most is clutch, because Niang has always been the clutch player, but if 3sus saves us than we win.
    North Carolina must be destroyed.
     
  20. CyJack13

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    They almost never have more than two of them on the floor together.
     

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