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Sun Belt Tournament Preview: Bracket One - From the Bird's Nest
UTA has to be smiling with their draw

http://espn1420.com/sun-belt-tournament-...ds-nest-5/
03-06-2017 02:46 PM
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Fair enough
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(03-06-2017 02:46 PM)BirdofParadise Wrote:  UTA has to be smiling with their draw

http://espn1420.com/sun-belt-tournament-...ds-nest-5/

Very nice overview. I think it's hard to say that either half of the bracket is more advantageous than the other, though. There's pretty much the Mavericks @very good, then a clump of pretty good teams behind them that got distributed pretty evenly.
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(03-06-2017 05:13 PM)Pounce FTW Wrote:  
(03-06-2017 02:46 PM)BirdofParadise Wrote:  UTA has to be smiling with their draw

http://espn1420.com/sun-belt-tournament-...ds-nest-5/

Very nice overview. I think it's hard to say that either half of the bracket is more advantageous than the other, though. There's pretty much the Mavericks @very good, then a clump of pretty good teams behind them that got distributed pretty evenly.

his assessment of uta is on the mark tho. as scrappy as Bilbao is inside, he doesnt really dominate and their 7 footer is too light and not a good scorer. Bilbao can get in foul trouble and the inside defense falls off a lot without him in there. If they win the tourney and end up as projected as a 12 seed playing notre dame, they wont match up very well.
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RE: Sun Belt Tournament Preview: Bracket One - From the Bird's Nest
(03-07-2017 08:43 AM)runamuck Wrote:  
(03-06-2017 05:13 PM)Pounce FTW Wrote:  
(03-06-2017 02:46 PM)BirdofParadise Wrote:  UTA has to be smiling with their draw

http://espn1420.com/sun-belt-tournament-...ds-nest-5/

Very nice overview. I think it's hard to say that either half of the bracket is more advantageous than the other, though. There's pretty much the Mavericks @very good, then a clump of pretty good teams behind them that got distributed pretty evenly.

his assessment of uta is on the mark tho. as scrappy as Bilbao is inside, he doesnt really dominate and their 7 footer is too light and not a good scorer. Bilbao can get in foul trouble and the inside defense falls off a lot without him in there. If they win the tourney and end up as projected as a 12 seed playing notre dame, they wont match up very well.

Oh, I agree...a lot of good insight there!
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RE: Sun Belt Tournament Preview: Bracket One - From the Bird's Nest
Don't know that I firmly am on board with your assessment. I think UTA has one of the better inside games in the conference. Depth is certainly an issue, but Bilbao is a solid player. Hervey can play inside and out. Couple those two with the slash ability of Neal, Jones and Wilson and no team can sleep on UTA inside like they can with other teams in the tourney.

As for us v ND, way too many horses before that cart. Can we make the dance first?
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(03-07-2017 11:43 PM)FoUTASportscaster Wrote:  Don't know that I firmly am on board with your assessment. I think UTA has one of the better inside games in the conference. Depth is certainly an issue, but Bilbao is a solid player. Hervey can play inside and out. Couple those two with the slash ability of Neal, Jones and Wilson and no team can sleep on UTA inside like they can with other teams in the tourney.

As for us v ND, way too many horses before that cart. Can we make the dance first?

Bilbao. . . . I hate that guy . . .
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(03-07-2017 11:43 PM)FoUTASportscaster Wrote:  Don't know that I firmly am on board with your assessment. I think UTA has one of the better inside games in the conference. Depth is certainly an issue, but Bilbao is a solid player. Hervey can play inside and out. Couple those two with the slash ability of Neal, Jones and Wilson and no team can sleep on UTA inside like they can with other teams in the tourney.

As for us v ND, way too many horses before that cart. Can we make the dance first?

one thing I notice this year is the refs allowing more contact down low. seems like our teams would get knocked around a little in post season play and maybe this gets us better ready for the post season . that uta-ulaf game was a slug fest at times. BTW Hervey was named to the USBWA all district team.
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(03-08-2017 08:47 AM)runamuck Wrote:  
(03-07-2017 11:43 PM)FoUTASportscaster Wrote:  Don't know that I firmly am on board with your assessment. I think UTA has one of the better inside games in the conference. Depth is certainly an issue, but Bilbao is a solid player. Hervey can play inside and out. Couple those two with the slash ability of Neal, Jones and Wilson and no team can sleep on UTA inside like they can with other teams in the tourney.

As for us v ND, way too many horses before that cart. Can we make the dance first?

one thing I notice this year is the refs allowing more contact down low. seems like our teams would get knocked around a little in post season play and maybe this gets us better ready for the post season . that uta-ulaf game was a slug fest at times. BTW Hervey was named to the USBWA all district team.

And rightfully so. I can't wait until he announces for the draft. :-)
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RE: Sun Belt Tournament Preview: Bracket One - From the Bird's Nest
Peyton, Long... Yea, we know how you feel.
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