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  1. bbsamjj

    Big 10 - wow

    I won't argue that RU has had an "easier" start to B10 play than other teams, though 4/6 first B10 games have been on road. I'd put RU behind Iowa, NW, Indiana, MD so far based on quality wins, though that could change. RU's best wins so far are GT on neutral court (Massey #23), Purdue on road...
  2. bbsamjj

    Indiana (14) @ Rutgers - 12/31/19

    I read CVS's press conference differently. She basically said: Indiana is a very good team, and RU didn't execute the way they needed to. She said some of that is because certain players didn't know where they needed to be, that she wasn't able to run everything she wanted to yet. And someone...
  3. bbsamjj

    Lauren Cox practicing

    Queen has played well for Baylor no doubt, but Cox brings a lot more to the game than just points and rebounds (And Queen did not play well against Boston and SC---getting 4 fouls in just 14min). She's almost certainly the best defensive big in the country, plus has leadership and experience in...
  4. bbsamjj

    Excellent summary of top upsets in WCBB so far

    From the Rutgers board, but BeKnighted is a national treasure (if you're interested, BeKnighted does a summary of the top games EVERY NIGHT; it starts with RU opponents/B10, but covers major national games as well)...
  5. bbsamjj

    We're # 1!!!!

    Kind of like what happened to UConn last year (Though the OOC schedule overall had more top 25 games). UConn had three marquee games last year (4 if you include SC). ND, Baylor, Louisville. UConn went 1-2 (2-2 if you count SC) and got a #2 seed. Assuming a win against Tennessee (which I feel...
  6. bbsamjj

    Now Look at us.......

    Fair enough, though given that UConn is the only team in the nation with two #1 prospects on their team, (and two other starters ranked in the top 5), I think any "rebuilding" analysis was pretty lame. That being said, the leap forwards this year from both Walker and ONO have been very...
  7. bbsamjj

    Now Look at us.......

    Not to dampen anyone's enthusiasm, but I guess I'm wondering who all these "many" people are? UConn started the year ranked #4/5--meaning the "experts" expected UConn to get back to the Final Four going into the season.
  8. bbsamjj

    We're # 1!!!!

    Indeed, not sure what happened there. (Well, Missouri State was not ranked when Oregon State played them, but doesn't explain how I missed the win over Miami). Updated above.
  9. bbsamjj

    We're # 1!!!!

    It's been a weird year in that there have not been many "marquee" matchups thus far. You've had a couple teams in the top 10 notch a marquee win (that is, against another team in the Top 10) and then follow it up with a loss to an (at the time) unranked team. Louisville beat Oregon, then went...
  10. bbsamjj

    How UConn dominated the decade [Merged thread]

    Fair, but it gets a lot closer. UConn (non Breanna years): 1 championships, 5 final fours ND (non Breanna years): 1 championship, 3 runner ups, 1 elite 8, 1 sweet 16
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    How UConn dominated the decade [Merged thread]

    Two words: Breanna Stewart.
  12. bbsamjj

    Van lith to Louisville

    I may be forgetting someone, but in my mind, he's had two elite prospects at Louisville: Angel McCoughtry and Asia Durr. He seemed to know how to reach Angel and get her to play to her potential in college, and she's obviously become a terrific pro after becoming a #1 draft pick. Asia Durr...
  13. bbsamjj

    Van lith to Louisville

    I guess I don't get where the idea comes from that Walz isn't a good coach/developer of players? in 12 years as a HC, he's been to three final fours, including 2 championship games. Louisville is always good to very good, and he's made it happen with talent that has been excellent, but not...
  14. bbsamjj

    WNBA Draft Lottery will take place on Sept. 17 on ESPN2

    Indiana is also getting back Vivians, who had a very solid rookie year, plus what one would expect is a much improved McCowan (which will be scary for the rest of the league).
  15. bbsamjj

    2019 FIBA Americup

    It's bizarre for many reasons, particularly because there are other good SC alums who are guards (Allisha Gray, Tiffany Mitchell) in the WNBA.
  16. bbsamjj

    2019 FIBA Americup

    I actually went back and forth on who should start. In some ways, I think Deshields is perfect for the role Geno often had Angel McCoughtry play off the bench in her Olympics stints: instant energy, offense, athleticism, and defense.
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    2019 FIBA Americup

    Looks like Bird/DT/Skylar aren't ready for in game action yet. I believe every other WNBA player who was invited, and not still in the playoffs, made the team (except Jewell Loyd--maybe she didn't make it to camp?) So depth chart is likely: C: Fowles/Williams PF: Charles/Dolson/ONO SF...
  18. bbsamjj

    WNBA Draft Lottery will take place on Sept. 17 on ESPN2

    By "hidden" I mean going into their senior years, no one would have necessarily pegged these women as being sure fire WNBA contributors. I'll give you that Vivians was already fairly hyped going into her senior year, but I'm pretty sure Grey, Atkins, Nurse never made any All American teams above...
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    WNBA Draft Lottery will take place on Sept. 17 on ESPN2

    This draft is definitely not going to be the deepest (to put it lightly), but we'll see if any seniors step up this year and play themselves into obvious top 5 picks. I'm not thinking there are hidden Arike/Collier/McCowans/Durrs out there, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are hidden Alisha...
  20. bbsamjj

    A article on Diamond DeShields

    Someone on ESPN (maybe Katie Douglas?) compared Diamond DeShields to a Deanna Nolan. Nolan was more a pure SG and DeShields is more a pure SF, but they have very similar perimeter games. Rebecca Lobo said she thought DeShields could reach a Maya Moore level if she really wanted to.
  21. bbsamjj

    Is Courtney Vandersloot the Greatest Point Guard of All Time?

    Ah, my bad on the facts then. either way, she's been on USA basketball's orbit, just never enough to make the push past bird or whalen.
  22. bbsamjj

    Is Courtney Vandersloot the Greatest Point Guard of All Time?

    I agree that this is kind of a silly thread, on a UConn board no less. However, I'm sure Dawn Staley would LOVE to have Courtney Vandersloot as an option at PG right now for team USA. Vandersloot, who is 7-8 years younger than Bird and Whalen, kind of got stuck behind them in a USA basketball...
  23. bbsamjj

    Street & Smith Lists 30 Players on Its Three All-American Teams

    Really great list Reypl21. May all these players stay healthy!
  24. bbsamjj

    WNBA Draft Lottery will take place on Sept. 17 on ESPN2

    On the basis of pure need, one could argue that Cox is a better fit for Dallas (who has very good scoring PGs aleady) and Indiana (imagine a McCowan/Cox front court defensively, my GOD), while Ionescu is a better fit for Atlanta (who has no pure PG or anyone who averaged more than 3apg this...
  25. bbsamjj

    WNBA players have spoken: Taurasi is the GOAT

    I missed that Toliver is ineligible, is Bonner? Will replace Toliver with Ionescu, since I think this team needs another PG, and Parker with Chiney.
  26. bbsamjj

    WNBA players have spoken: Taurasi is the GOAT

    Interesting thought experiment Eric. For the sake of the argument, let's say the 12-person team USA brings to the Olympics next year is: (Not including Maya Moore at this point, who would obviously make the team if she's available. Vandersloot alas plays for the Hungarian national team) 1. DT...
  27. bbsamjj

    KLS's Mom Calls out Sky Management

    My understanding is this writer did a piece on KLS's development with the Sky last week, which prompted these tweets from the mother with lots of accusations against Coach Wade. It may not be the "hardest" of news stories, but if the the parent of De'Andre Hunter, this year's #4 pick in the...
  28. bbsamjj

    KLS's Mom Calls out Sky Management

    It's a nice show of support by your teammates, but I hope it's a one-day thing. The fact that the biggest newspaper in Illinois has a WNBA beat reporter is not something anyone should take for granted. (That being said, if you check out any of the Sky players' social media feeds, it's obvious...
  29. bbsamjj

    espnW: Elena Delle Donne is WNBA MVP, headlines all-league first team

    Seems like EDD, Griner, Vandersloot are locks for first team, imo. Two of J.Jones/Ogwumike /Howard may get moved to second team if people want two guards on the first team. In that case, I think Chelsie Gray gets the final spot.
  30. bbsamjj

    2020 WNBA Sophomores

    Durr was averaging nearly 10ppg while shooting close to 47% FG before her injury. If she gets healthy and improves over off-season, I see her and Nurse forming a very good backcourt, particularly if Durr hits her 3-pointers like she did in college.
  31. bbsamjj

    WNBA Rookie of the year

    Vegas took Jackie Young, who has not been able to shoot this year but has actually done a pretty good job running the team from the point, and she has so many all around skills I feel like she'll be fine long term. That being said, there are many (including CamrnCrazy) who thought Collier would...
  32. bbsamjj

    WNBA Rookie of the year

    I think what will differentiate the race, if Collier wins, is that she has played well ALL SEASON, while Arike and McCowan have come on really strong post All Star Break (where as you can see above, Collier has also elevated her game). If Arike wins, I think it will be because she has truly...
  33. bbsamjj

    OT: Sun 102 Wings 72

    Lauren Cox would be a God-send to the Wings (and local too!)
  34. bbsamjj

    ESPN's Way Too Early Rankings -- UConn moves up!

    she only made about 28.5% of her 3pt shots, but pretty small sample size (2-7).
  35. bbsamjj

    ESPN's Way Too Early Rankings -- UConn moves up!

    I didn't see any of the games, but she was the second leading scorer (11.4ppg) and shot 47% from the field. What did you see during the games that left you unimpressed?
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