I figured they'd be top 15-20 at the beginning of the season and that's what they are. they probably should be ranked in the top 10 because of their accomplishments but ranking and how good you are are not always the same thing. So yeah they're probably a little overrated. but not by much. there really isn't much dominance anywhere in college basketball this year.
Didn't see any exchange with them but my head is in the computer sometimes and I don't have access to replays. But no question that last possession in first half was a killer. That's a point that I wasn't able to get into my story today but was really telling.
Yes Tarczewski has noted several times that the speed of the game has been his biggest adjustment -- and he's seeing that speed in defenders and the ball, everywhere. It's just not easy for all but the rarest of 7-footers to make that adjustment quickly and he has made some.
I addressed it below somewhat. Some of his comments had some inconsistencies, though the comment that "you will never play DI again" I could see happening if Miller was yelling at him about something he did wrong. Miller did keep Arvizu around and was apparently friendly with Bejarano in the Bahamas last August, though I wasn't there. So hard to imagine it was that bad. but it is odd that Miller really never did play DB almost at all.
I would not say lazy. Hill is anything but. Tired, maybe. he logged 38, more than Crabbe and Cobbs (and Cal played a walk on and former walk on just to give its guys some rest)
Yes but over the long term they are more interesting.
No he's not checked out. But he's putting a lot of emphasis on two things -- defense and playmaking -- that are taking away from his offense. Plus he was sick for a few days.
He hasn't blamed the shirts but basically was saying that gimmicks are adding to his team's anxiety. he has blamed the team -- noting that it prepared for a zone against cal -- but also has blamed himself at times.
I was thinking this the other day. I'm thinking yes this team has definite issues and it probably isn't quite as good as 20-3 but it's still exceeding expectations. Another thing is that people who are negative are more likely to call or post. Those who are happy with the way things often tend to stay quiet.
JW, cal is a top 60 team in RPI and Sagarin. This was not a bad loss. just a loss.
Too early to say because they will almost certainly add somebody in the spring and Parrom's appeal won't be known until April or May. but as of now (if nobody leaves early and Parrom loses the appeal) you figure McConnell is the 1, Johnson 2, and maybe you go Ashley 3, Jerrett 4, and Tarczewski 5 in some cases. Rondae Jefferson will start or be a key reserve, Mayes, York, Chol, maybe Korcheck also in rotation.
I guess they'll lose two more. The Washington and WSU games are the only real games you can almost count on them winning. if they go 3-4 they'd really risk a tough Ncaa tournament placement and seeding but i don't think it will be that bad if everyone stays healthy.
seems like he will as of now. Miller is making it clear that he's a valued part of the future (as he never did with Bejarano). but if it doesn't look like he'll make the rotation next season -- and i think he will -- i'd imagine he might leave in December or April.
can't remember the year but this has happened before. Lot of pressure being no. 1 so not always good to be there. i think this suggests we will have a Butler or George Mason in the Final Four this year -- and that a team like Arizona could make the Final Four or lose in the second round...