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2004 vs. 2011......Which team is better?

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2004
Josh Boone
EmekaOkafor
H. Armstrong
Rashad Anderson
Denham Brown
Talik Brown
Ben Gordon
Charlie Villanueva
Marcus Williams
Ed Nelson
Shaman Tooles
Marcus White
Six NBAers on that team!

2011/12
Andre Drummond
J. Lamb
Shabazz
Oriaki
Roscoe
D. Daniels
Boatshow
Olander
Giffey
Wolf
Olander
Bradley

I have to give the edge to 2004. That team was stacked.
 

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No one on this team stops Okafor or Gordon. Then the rest of the team is as good or better. I think 04 rolls.
 
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I think there was a thread not too long ago about top 5 uconn teams. I can't even compare this year's team yet since Drummond, Boatright, and Daniels haven't even played yet.

I think it's hard finding a better team than the 2004 squad- it was loaded with stars, leaders, upperclassmen, tremendous size, great shooters, great freshmen, etc . . . .
 
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How will we know till the end of the year? This team could be better but there are a lot more unknowns then that team.

WE ARE DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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I don't understand the point in asking this in September.
There is no point in Sept. But, because it's only Sept., these questions are good to avoid hoops boredom.
 
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letse see... '04 won the 'ship and was probably the best UConn team ever...or '11 who has yet to even officially start practicing..? :confused:

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In my biased opinion, 04 UConn is the best college hoops team of the last ten years or so. The 2011-2012 team has the talent to be on that same level, but the competion we face might be a little stiffer.
 
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In my biased opinion, 04 UConn is the best college hoops team of the last ten years or so. The 2011-2012 team has the talent to be on that same level, but the competion we face might be a little stiffer.

What holds the '04 team back, slightly, in terms of historical respect/reputation, is that for all their talent, they lost 6 games.

The '04 team is in that group with '01 Duke (4 losses), '05 UNC (4 losses), '07 Florida (5 losses), and '09 UNC (4 losses). I think they take all of those teams, but that's elite company. If we're talking about the decade around them (99-09), add in the '99 UConn (2 losses) team.
 

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I think there was a thread not too long ago about top 5 uconn teams. I can't even compare this year's team yet since Drummond, Boatright, and Daniels haven't even played yet.

I think it's hard finding a better team than the 2004 squad- it was loaded with stars, leaders, upperclassmen, tremendous size, great shooters, great freshmen, etc . . . .
my thoughts exactly. if this team wins a NC then we can have a more precise discussion on which team was better. we don't know since 2011-12 has not stepped on the court yet...
 
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:eek: Absolutely ridiculous question, we obviously won it all in '04. You can't even begin to question which team is better
 
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What holds the '04 team back, slightly, in terms of historical respect/reputation, is that for all their talent, they lost 6 games.

The '04 team is in that group with '01 Duke (4 losses), '05 UNC (4 losses), '07 Florida (5 losses), and '09 UNC (4 losses). I think they take all of those teams, but that's elite company. If we're talking about the decade around them (99-09), add in the '99 UConn (2 losses) team.

'08 Kansas? That team went 37-3 and won the most loaded Final Four I've ever seen.
 
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'08 Kansas? That team went 37-3 and won the most loaded Final Four I've ever seen.

I should include them. They were very good. By my own standards, they should have been included. Am I crazy, then for thinking that all of those other teams would have beaten them (perhaps, because the '08 Kansas team smoked the '08 UNC team that was more or less the exact same group of players).
 
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No, although hind sight (most of those KU players have gone on to have marginal and/or disappointing NBA players) might be influencing you a bit here.

For the record, I would take '01 Duke, '04 UConn, and '08 Florida over them. There were truly some great teams in the past 10 years, though.
 

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Without a doubt the 2003-2004 team was better as far talents goes
Last year 2010-2011 team had the best chemistry I've ever seen in Storrs
But my favorite team hands down was '99, they scrapped their way all year and beat that Duke team who the country had proclaimed champs before the tourney even started, still my favorite...
 
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2004 vs. 2011......Which team is better

Too quote Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny

It's a bull question
which nobody can answer....
the team doesn't yet exist since several of the 2011-2012 most important peeps have never played a game in a UCONN uni.

Mona Lisa Vito: It's a Stop question, it's impossible to answer.
D.A. Jim Trotter: Impossible because you don't know the answer!
Mona Lisa Vito: Nobody could answer that question!
D.A. Jim Trotter: Your Honor, I move to disqualify Ms. Vito as a "expert witness"!
Judge Chamberlain Haller: Can you answer the question?
Mona Lisa Vito: No, it is a trick question!
Judge Chamberlain Haller: Why is it a trick question?
Vinny Gambini: [to Bill] Watch this.
Mona Lisa Vito: 'Cause Chevy didn't make a 327 in '55, the 327 didn't come out till '62. And it wasn't offered in the Bel Air with a four-barrel carb till '64. However, in 1964, the correct ignition timing would be four degrees before top-dead-center

;)
 
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I know this is meaningless now but keep in mind out of those 6 losses, two of them were pretty much without Okafor. The first Ga Tech game and the season finale at Syracuse Okafor hardly played because of that back injury. That team was by far the most talented and best team that season. Some of those losses i think were caused by the team not giving 100%. They knew how good they were and flipped the switch on when needed. I recall a game vs miami at the civic center in late feb of that year when calhoun was just going crazy on the sideline trying to light a fire under them. I think it worked.
 
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