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#401 Voltaire

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:38 PM

Nova is solid at defending the three-point line and Michigan is shooting like sh*t. The Wildcats will get their points, hard to see where Michigan will get theirs.

Michigan's inconsistent offense is always a problem. 

 

Texas Tech (held?) Villanova to 71 points. Villanova has lots of tools in the toolbox but I think Michigan can realistically do as well as Texas Tech, but can they get to 72 themselves? Michigan can do explosions like vs Texas A&M but that's a shock. I'm thinking they'll have to put up a better defensive performance than Texas Tech since a game in the 60s is a more realistic one for them to win as I don't think they have the juice to get much more than that. Can they hold them that low? Has anybody?


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:51 PM

Villanova is 6.5 pt favorites and an over/under of 145.

 

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#403 ZeroTolerance

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:20 AM

Villanova is 6.5 pt favorites and an over/under of 145.
 
https://www.oddsshar...l-2-2018-968026

The problems I see are that Michigan has been excellent at preventing teams from taking 3s, but they haven't run into a team that can put three or four excellent three-point shooters on the floor at once...and Nova can match Wagner in the paint and defend the outside shot as well (unlike A&M who flat out forgot about shooters on the wing repeatedly).

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:26 AM

The problems I see are that Michigan has been excellent at preventing teams from taking 3s, but they haven't run into a team that can put three or four excellent three-point shooters on the floor at once...and Nova can match Wagner in the paint and defend the outside shot as well (unlike A&M who flat out forgot about shooters on the wing repeatedly).


Purdue disagrees with this statement...

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:03 AM

Purdue disagrees with this statement...


Purdue isn't on Nova's level. Technically, the Wildcats can put FIVE guys on the floor who hit threes now as Spellman has hit 9 in the last three games.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:13 AM

Purdue isn't on Nova's level. Technically, the Wildcats can put FIVE guys on the floor who hit threes now as Spellman has hit 9 in the last three games.

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Fair enough. Im not saying Michigan should be a favorite or will completely shut down the 3 point line. Im just saying Purdue was the 2nd best 3 point % team in DIV1 this year. Michigan held them to 4/17 in the big 10 title game. So give the boys in blue a little more credit!

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:28 AM

I hope it is close and that we don't get the doors blown off like the Michigan St/UNC title game, but I have a feeling that Michigan will have a few empty possessions in a row where Nova goes on a run and after that point it snowballs.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:53 AM

I think Michigan pulls the upset tonight. They'll slow the pace. Defend the 3 well. Beilein is one of the most underrated coaches in the country. He's a great x/o coach and makes in game adjustments as well as any coach in the game. Wagner is the key imo. Michigan needs him playing well inside and out. Should be a great game. Nova might live and die by the 3, and we all know how that can end if they go cold. Should be a fun game.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:03 AM

Villanova is 6.5 pt favorites and an over/under of 145.

 

https://www.oddsshar...l-2-2018-968026

Any ideas which is the best bet in this one: Over or Under?



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:50 AM

Villanova is 6.5 pt favorites and an over/under of 145.
 
https://www.oddsshar...l-2-2018-968026



I'd take the over and Michigan. So, that means take Nova and the under :mad:.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:30 AM

Two schools full of rich kids rooting for the poor black kids to win THEM a championship.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:32 AM

Two schools full of rich kids rooting for the poor black kids to win THEM a championship.


Moritz Wagner is rich and German, just like me. Win me my championship BLUE!!! :cheers:

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:22 AM

Two schools full of rich kids rooting for the poor black kids to win THEM a championship.


And the almighty fan from NY state has what college athletic powerhouse university to root for?

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:25 AM

And the almighty fan from NY state has what college athletic powerhouse university to root for?


I don't really follow the African ballet. Besides, college sports is a cesspool. Enjoy.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:21 PM

I don't really follow the African ballet. Besides, college sports is a cesspool. Enjoy.


And there are no colleges/universities worthy of your standards there we all know that lol you are a fockin trip

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:32 PM

And there are no colleges/universities worthy of your standards there we all know that lol you are a fockin trip


West Point. Annapolis. The Air Force one.

#417 ZeroTolerance

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:51 PM

The good news: Nova still cold from 3

The bad news: Michigan is setting them up to feast at the line like the last time they were cold from 3


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:01 PM

Abdur-Rahman has been dead weight...getting beaten on defense, committing fouls that are unnecessary, missing open shots and free throws.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:08 PM

Michigan can't shoot to save their lives...again. If anyone other than Divincenzo figures it out, this will be a blood bath.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:36 PM

Michigan can't shoot to save their lives...again. If anyone other than Divincenzo figures it out, this will be a blood bath.


Yah man. D is playing solid, but you need to actually make baskets to win. :sadbanana:

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:09 PM

All time performance..

Impressive.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:11 PM

DiV is on fire. The kid is special.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:24 PM

Michigan simply outclassed, in their defense, everybody else in this tourney was as well.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:30 PM

Props to a great team

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:35 PM

Mugged. :(

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:35 PM

Wasn't some great stretch but pretty much what many of us thought. Michigan would struggle to score points.

Heck of a program Nova has.
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#427 Voltaire

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:08 PM

:(

 

Congrats to Villanova


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:46 AM

Man, if WVU could have just avoided their four minute or so funk...

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:18 AM

It was like watching the Warriors - damn.