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(01-08-2018 12:37 PM)Blue Dynasty Wrote:  
(01-08-2018 10:07 AM)Gamecock Wrote:  Gonna be a tough year for South Carolina. There's good talent on the team, but absolutely no one that is capable of playing point. Gotta fix it through recruiting.

The good news is you have one of the best coaches in the league, and a guy well capable of fixing problems when they present themselves. Love Coach Martin, and more good days than bad are ahead in Columbia, as long as he's there, imo.

Congrats to the Auburn Tigers for getting ranked today, as mentioned a few posts above, they're in today at #22. Kentucky and Tennessee are still ranked, though Texas A&M dropped all the way out from #11 - just in time for their game with UK - like clockwork 04-jawdrop

With Auburn now ranked, I believe that makes over half the league that has been ranked this year, eight of 14 (Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas A&M). And of the six that haven't been, one is being pretty overlooked in my opinion, and I believe right now is a NCAA Tourney team (Georgia), and another is a team that just went to the Final Four last year (South Carolina), and another was actually expected to be one of the four or five best teams going into this year but has been disappointing, but certainly has talent (Vanderbilt).

Things are looking up!

During A&M's losing skid, they had two starters suspended and another injured. I think the suspended players are back now. BTW the two suspended were their top scorers. So yeah, they'll be back to that ranked form shortly.
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Wow what a night:

Bama outdistances South Carolina.

Kentucky eeks out a win and hands Texas A&M their 4th straight conference loss in the process.

Auburn and Tennessee overcome 10 pt halftime deficits to cruise to win. I can't say this often but Auburn is now 3-0 in the SEC and 15-1 overall and this week the were ranked for the 1st time in over 15 years.
01-09-2018 11:30 PM
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(01-08-2018 12:37 PM)Blue Dynasty Wrote:  
(01-08-2018 10:07 AM)Gamecock Wrote:  Gonna be a tough year for South Carolina. There's good talent on the team, but absolutely no one that is capable of playing point. Gotta fix it through recruiting.

The good news is you have one of the best coaches in the league, and a guy well capable of fixing problems when they present themselves. Love Coach Martin, and more good days than bad are ahead in Columbia, as long as he's there, imo.

Congrats to the Auburn Tigers for getting ranked today, as mentioned a few posts above, they're in today at #22. Kentucky and Tennessee are still ranked, though Texas A&M dropped all the way out from #11 - just in time for their game with UK - like clockwork 04-jawdrop

With Auburn now ranked, I believe that makes over half the league that has been ranked this year, eight of 14 (Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas A&M). And of the six that haven't been, one is being pretty overlooked in my opinion, and I believe right now is a NCAA Tourney team (Georgia), and another is a team that just went to the Final Four last year (South Carolina), and another was actually expected to be one of the four or five best teams going into this year but has been disappointing, but certainly has talent (Vanderbilt).

Things are looking up!

I agree.

The problem with the program at the moment is very narrow - we just don't have a quality PG. Our PG from last season went pro and was undrafted, our backup got kicked out of school, and plans C and D have been injured. The rest of the pieces at the 3, 4, and 5 are more or less still there and all should return next season.

As for PG, Rah Felder is back in school and will return next season. Brian Bowen (former 5 star wing) enrolled at SC yesterday. Hopefully we close out the class with 1-2 more quality guards and get this thing back on track.
01-11-2018 09:14 AM
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1/13/18

So far today Kentucky, Auburn and South Carolina pick up nice road wins, and Ole Miss wins a big one against Florida at home. Tennessee and A&M are in a tight one. And two are left to play.
01-13-2018 06:20 PM
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We've got a winnable game tonight at LSU, but we haven't been great on the road so no guarantees here.

BTW, I got to watch a little bit of Dayton and VCU yesterday. Dayton is now coached by Anthony Grant and that team put up 66 points in a half. I mean, where the crap was all that offense when Grant was at Alabama? Oh well, water under the bridge...
01-13-2018 09:08 PM
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Big win for the Gamecocks today. Don’t expect us to make tournament this year but finishing .500 and maybe going to the NIT would help us keep some momentum.

Frank has a huge story to sell to recruits, PG is a major void but the other pieces are there
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Badly needed win for Bama tonight.
01-13-2018 10:47 PM
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(01-13-2018 09:08 PM)AllTideUp Wrote:  We've got a winnable game tonight at LSU, but we haven't been great on the road so no guarantees here.

BTW, I got to watch a little bit of Dayton and VCU yesterday. Dayton is now coached by Anthony Grant and that team put up 66 points in a half. I mean, where the crap was all that offense when Grant was at Alabama? Oh well, water under the bridge...

Nice win for the Tide, LSU has proven why this year's SEC is the best in ages... they were supposed to be clearly the worst team, and had road wins at A&M and Arky back to back, after only losing to UK by 3. A road win at Baton Rouge is nothing to scoff at. Will Wade is already making big improvements.

Re: Anthony Grant, I see UD up close several times a year, and they are definitely playing differently than I remembered he did at Alabama, and differently than Dayton, typically a tough, grinder type team, plays. Believe Coach Grant brought some tips back from the NBA and the Thunder!

I am very excited by the progress of the league, so many great coaching hires that are paying off. For all the hullabaloo, as always, about the ACC and Big 12, it's the SEC (at least as of my last check), that had the most top 50 and 100 teams. With Auburn leading the way at 6! Great job, Tigers! UK is at 10, and I believe Tennessee and Florida aren't far behind. I think we have more top 100 teams than Big 12 has teams in their conference, period. Great!
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(01-13-2018 10:58 PM)Blue Dynasty Wrote:  
(01-13-2018 09:08 PM)AllTideUp Wrote:  We've got a winnable game tonight at LSU, but we haven't been great on the road so no guarantees here.

BTW, I got to watch a little bit of Dayton and VCU yesterday. Dayton is now coached by Anthony Grant and that team put up 66 points in a half. I mean, where the crap was all that offense when Grant was at Alabama? Oh well, water under the bridge...

Nice win for the Tide, LSU has proven why this year's SEC is the best in ages... they were supposed to be clearly the worst team, and had road wins at A&M and Arky back to back, after only losing to UK by 3. A road win at Baton Rouge is nothing to scoff at. Will Wade is already making big improvements.

Re: Anthony Grant, I see UD up close several times a year, and they are definitely playing differently than I remembered he did at Alabama, and differently than Dayton, typically a tough, grinder type team, plays. Believe Coach Grant brought some tips back from the NBA and the Thunder!

I am very excited by the progress of the league, so many great coaching hires that are paying off. For all the hullabaloo, as always, about the ACC and Big 12, it's the SEC (at least as of my last check), that had the most top 50 and 100 teams. With Auburn leading the way at 6! Great job, Tigers! UK is at 10, and I believe Tennessee and Florida aren't far behind. I think we have more top 100 teams than Big 12 has teams in their conference, period. Great!

Will Wade definitely has a solid team. Weird thing is that he might have cost them a shot at that ballgame tonight. I don't know if you saw the game, but that technical foul was a little foolish on his part. They had just narrowed the gap to 5. All you have to do is get a stop on defense and maybe the game shifts.
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Hogs hang on to beat Mizzou after early 15 point lead.

I was expecting another late hog collapse, but they played through it to stop the three game skid.
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