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- Aug 26, 2011
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Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky this is an ESPN wet dream. Interested to see Duke vs some real competition.
How can a Champions Classic not include UConn? Second year in a row, too. Why not throw Maryland and Syracuse in there too? Both are great November Champions. I much prefer the April Champions Classic.
San Francisco won in 1955 and '56, Holy Cross won in 1947 and went back the Final 4 in '48. Didn't Cinci win a couple times with Oscar?I think MSU is fine- they are one of a handful of programs that have won multiple NCs.
I think it was a cool idea to have this tournament, but it's pretty boring and lazy that they are having the same four teams for another three-year set.
They should be adding some of these programs to make it more interesting:
Indiana (stink right now)
San Francisco won in 1955 and '56, Holy Cross won in 1947 and went back the Final 4 in '48. Didn't Cinci win a couple times with Oscar?
I think you are taking a post written partially in jest far too seriously. MSU should be a tournament like this, but not 3 years in a row.Michigan State is a perennial tournament team and often goes far in the tournament. They're not in the same category as USF or Holy Cross, or even Cincy.
Plus, the media love Izzo.
Are there better programs than MSU? Sure, including Uconn.
But there's nothing wrong having them in this type of 'tournament.'
I'd just like to see some of the other big time programs play in a tournament like this
Duke does a pretty poor job of getting back on D, Mich St is getting alot of looks in transition. If our guys can board we can run on them in our matchup.
At the same time with their overextended perimeter D our guards can penetrate and draw fouls on him. Hopefully by that time Purvis will have things a lil more sorted out and is more controlled on his drives. Boat, TSam, and Purv should be able to get into the lane often.Duke is going to go to Okafor early look to get Brimah in foul trouble. Okafor has a high basketball IQ and understands that. That is worrisome.