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Old 02-03-2020, 09:20 AM   #1
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Hang on gang, it's going to be a challenging February to make the tournament. I'm hoping Manek stays hot, Reaves can play like he did Saturday and Dolittle can regain his touch and we should be good. And oh, by the way, Alondes Williams maintaining his improved play would help immensely!

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Old 02-03-2020, 10:12 AM   #2
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here is the latest bracketology per espn http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...l/bracketology

that is before our win vs osu

OU is solidly in

and if you look at the link you posted the bubble is going to be very very soft again this year
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:21 AM   #3
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Yes, your bracket is before the OSU game, the article I linked is updated after the game. Here is his take on OU currently.

Lon Kruger's group is closer to No. 50 on the NET, while aforementioned Texas Tech is nearer to No. 30. Otherwise, these two teams share a good deal in common in profile terms. Both the Sooners and the Red Raiders would likely land in the bracket as double-digit seeds or close to it if the season ended today. Both figure to be .500-ish finishers in a Big 12 that's preposterously strong at the top yet not quite as deep as what we've seen in recent years. Like Texas Tech (2-8), Oklahoma sports a so-so record against Quad 1 (2-6), yet will have several chances to improve that mark.

I'm not sure I would call that "solidly" in but we have disagreed before about the term "solid"!! Haha, just messin with you Boulder.
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:27 AM   #4
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stay top 5 in Big 12 we are solidly in!
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:29 AM   #5
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"Solidly in" before we play TT, WVU, ISU (must win at home), KU, Baylor. Let's see where we are after that stretch, it's a murderer's row. We will probably only be favored in the ISU game at home and nobody will forget what happened in Ames.
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A third straight season at or near the bubble. Losing in Ames and Manhattan hurts because those were great chances to get a little slack to offset probable home losses.
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stay top 5 in Big 12 we are solidly in!
Without question. 10 games left. Predict the final 10:

@Texas Tech -- LOSS
West Virginia -- LOSS
Iowa State -- WIN
@Kansas -- LOSS
Baylor -- WIN
@OSU -- WIN
Texas Tech -- WIN
@West Virginia -- LOSS
Texas -- WIN
@TCU -- WIN

6-4 the rest of the way, but with wins over Texas Tech and Baylor.
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Without question. 10 games left. Predict the final 10:

@Texas Tech -- LOSS
West Virginia -- LOSS
Iowa State -- WIN
@Kansas -- LOSS
Baylor -- WIN
@OSU -- WIN
Texas Tech -- WIN
@West Virginia -- LOSS
Texas -- WIN
@TCU -- WIN

6-4 the rest of the way, but with wins over Texas Tech and Baylor.
I don't know, Baylor is going to be extremely motivated after we almost upset them. I don't see any other wins against the top tier. It's going to be tough sledding.
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Without question. 10 games left. Predict the final 10:

@Texas Tech -- LOSS
West Virginia -- LOSS
Iowa State -- WIN
@Kansas -- LOSS
Baylor -- WIN
@OSU -- WIN
Texas Tech -- WIN
@West Virginia -- LOSS
Texas -- WIN
@TCU -- WIN

6-4 the rest of the way, but with wins over Texas Tech and Baylor.
3-7 or 2-8 is not out of the question. February has not been kind to Lon lately.
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A third straight season at or near the bubble. Losing in Ames and Manhattan hurts because those were great chances to get a little slack to offset probable home losses.
Not sure we've been that close to the bubble in the past. We are solid now IMO
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:44 AM   #11
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Without question. 10 games left. Predict the final 10:

@Texas Tech -- LOSS
West Virginia -- LOSS (win)
Iowa State -- WIN
@Kansas -- LOSS
Baylor -- WIN
@OSU -- WIN
Texas Tech -- WIN
@West Virginia -- LOSS
Texas -- WIN
@TCU -- WIN

6-4 the rest of the way, but with wins over Texas Tech and Baylor.
Baylor at home and WVU at home Id flip.

We can beat baylor but they are good.
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:55 AM   #12
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Not sure we've been that close to the bubble in the past. We are solid now IMO
It depends on how you define close. Trae Young year we were the last "bye". That is the closest we have been since 1999 when we were the last team in though.
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Not sure we've been that close to the bubble in the past. We are solid now IMO
What changed in the last week to make us "solid?"
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:03 AM   #14
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We will prolly end with 9 wins which is easily in.

8 and we are still ok but with some sweating.

7 and we need to start panicking.

It’s really that simple. We already got 4 wins just get 4/10 and we are in
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What changed in the last week to make us "solid?"
More fiber.
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:15 AM   #16
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At least we are not North Carolina.
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:34 AM   #17
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What we have going for us right now is that we have no bad losses. Yes, Kansas St was not a good loss as we should have been able to win, but on paper is was only a Quadrant 2 loss. All of our other losses are Quadrant 1. And Kansas State is only two spots away from being ranked 75 -- which means this could end being a Quadrant 1 loss by the end of the season depending on how K State finishes. There are only 12 teams that have only Quadrant 1 losses.

We need a couple more Quad 1 wins but I think we will get there. If we can avoid a February struggle, we will be in just fine.
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So an 11 or 12 seed and a probable first round loss in the tournament? Is that what everyone envisioned at the beginning of the year?
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:44 AM   #20
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And our strength of schedule is big plus -- we have only played 7 games against Quad 3 or 4 competition -- there are only 3 other teams have have played fewer games against Qad 3 and 4.
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So an 11 or 12 seed and a probable first round loss in the tournament? Is that what everyone envisioned at the beginning of the year?
I thought we'd be a little worse this year after losing so much, then better next year after only losing Doo (which is a big loss).
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So an 11 or 12 seed and a probable first round loss in the tournament? Is that what everyone envisioned at the beginning of the year?
I thought we'd be much better. A senior and 2 juniors starting. An improved JB. And a top 50 pg added to the mix. I thought we had a shot to be a top 20 type team.
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Without question. 10 games left. Predict the final 10:

@Texas Tech -- LOSS
West Virginia -- LOSS
Iowa State -- WIN
@Kansas -- LOSS
Baylor -- WIN
@OSU -- WIN
Texas Tech -- WIN
@West Virginia -- LOSS
Texas -- WIN
@TCU -- WIN

6-4 the rest of the way, but with wins over Texas Tech and Baylor.
Not sure I see us beating Baylor. KU and Baylor are a cut above the rest of the conference...imo. I think WV is beatable....especially in Norman. WV doesn't really shoot the ball all that well and they've had issues scoring (like we have) at times.

The key to that list for me is not only taking care of your home court (outside of Baylor), but also winning at OSU and TCU. Really need those two road wins. I am optimistic about winning in Stillwater and Ft. Worth much more so that winning in Manhattan and Ames....it's been years since we've played well at those two sites. While we have had fairly good success recently in Stillwater and Ft. Worth.
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Not sure I see us beating Baylor. KU and Baylor are a cut above the rest of the conference...imo. I think WV is beatable....especially in Norman. WV doesn't really shoot the ball all that well and they've had issues scoring (like we have) at times.

The key to that list for me is not only taking care of your home court (outside of Baylor), but also winning at OSU and TCU. Really need those two road wins. I am optimistic about winning in Stillwater and Ft. Worth much more so that winning in Manhattan and Ames....it's been years since we've played well at those two sites. While we have had fairly good success recently in Stillwater and Ft. Worth.
Shouldve beat Baylor at Baylor! I still blame Refs ( I know we arent suppose to)
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Shouldve beat Baylor at Baylor! I still blame Refs ( I know we arent suppose to)
I see a Baylor win at home.. It's a good matchup for OU.

Anytime OU runs into a 4 guard team it will be a close game unless they shoot the lights out. OU has a clear advantage with Doo/Manek over smaller teams like Baylor. They absolutely could have won that game in Waco.

In turn, WVU is a predictably bad matchup for OU.... Tshiebwe and Culver are going to eat OU's lunch. OU will need a bunch of 3's but WVU also plays great defense.
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