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2020-21 College Basketball thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JayFarrar, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    If this is the kind of kid that has secured a lottery spot, no wonder teams sink everything into international scouting. Averages under 12 points and attitude problems in college and high school. Oh baby, sign me up for that future G League gravy train.
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  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Yup. Problems everywhere. NBA using NCAA for child care. Kids don't want to be there because they have no intention of doing anything but playing ball for a season and moving on. NCAA hoping to cash in with names for the tournament.

    Big miss. Bigger mess.
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  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    BC fired Jim Christian today. Seven years, no NCAA appearances, 3-13 season so far. Program has gone straight to hell ever since they fired Al Skinner for only making the Sweet Sixteen once while making the tourney almost every year. Actually, he was fired for the sin of not giving a rat's ass about schmoozing with donors. I'll bet those guys have really been ponying up for the Christian program.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Article in the Athletic said they spend about $1.5 million less per year on hoops than places like Wake or Notre Dame, to say nothing of the actual good schools in that league.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    The athletic program should be shot and quartered for EVER firing Skinner. Yes, programs always strive for better ... we all understand this. But Skinner was doing more than treading water, and two hires later, firing him looks even dumber if that were possible.
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    They care more about hockey than basketball ... or so it seems from where I sit. Tough enough to win in the ACC when you spend the money and put in the effort. It will never work when you put the program on the backburner.
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    When Skinner was there, I went to a BC practice before they went to their opening NCAA game. It was in the women's practice gym because the Conte Forum floor was being used for hockey practice. Women's hockey practice. So yeah, basketball's the red-headed stepchild but they still think they're an ACC contender. Entire athletic program is filled with really nice folks who're really divorced from reality.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    BC thinks it can be an ACC beast while worrying about other things.

    My school still thinks it's the 1970s and early '80s.

    Both galaxies from reality. At least NCSU is trying, though the fan base needs to worry about itself and not get so hung up on the neighbors.
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Well, this probably doesn't help Christian. Might help Spinelli gather himself and the troops:

  10. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    His stats are interesting. Averaged 11 points in only 21 minutes per game. You'd think if he were really that productive, he'd play more than 21 minutes a game. Especially on a team that's barely above the .500 mark. Makes me think you're on target here.
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Hard to cram that many errors into just one Tweet.
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  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Biggest surprise to me is that is was a boys game.
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