OTHER GAMES THREAD
the dude
 1/20/2018 6:07:06 PM      Replies: 58

the dude1/11/2018 8:59:25 PM

Bumped again. Sometimes nice to have a diversion from them, well diversion.  

Ohio St is shredding MD, wow.  Butler has lost 3 in a row. They did beat Nova, but I still think this team is looking at a big step backwards. 

 

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luvdagame1/11/2018 9:03:26 PM

@TheDude I was watching the Maryland game and had to turn it was so pathetic. I then turned to the Cleveland and Toronto game and it wasn’t much better. Last I saw Cleveland was down by 20. Only good thing about that game is they are in the 2nd quarter so a lot can still change.

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the dude1/11/2018 9:23:43 PM

Luv, blowouts abound!

MD is a good team too, KenPom 33.  I must say, I always enjoy a LBJ team being blown out in the NBA action.

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bm1/11/2018 9:32:03 PM

Luka Garza is an awesome basketball player. 

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luvdagame1/11/2018 10:06:44 PM

Iowa still up on Illinois too. 

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the dude1/11/2018 10:36:12 PM

 Garza is good yea. GW target.  At some point we need to start keeping some of this talent in DC, home in DC.

the other mg1/12/2018 12:06:44 AM

I don't know about you guys, but my appetite for consuming college basketball as a whole diminishes when GW is not doing well.  Maybe I'm just punishing myself for our team's poor performance, but I am not able to "compartmentalize" as well as most of you guys, and enjoy the play of other teams.  Sick, I know.

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the dude1/12/2018 1:21:35 AM

MG, interesting. I'd think some would be more eager to see other games. Well, your dedication to GW is admirable, that's for sure.

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thomas1/12/2018 7:59:32 AM

Luka Garza has had an outstanding freshman year for Iowa, he's been named Big 10 Freshman of the Week 2 or 3 times already. I didn't think he'd play much as a freshman. He played very well in Iowa's comeback win at Illinois last night. Maryland was blown out for a 2nd straight road game, they lost by about 30 at Michigan State last week.

The Dude,  I'm surprised that Maryland has such a high KenPom ranking because it seems as if they've only beaten average teams up to this point and lost to all the real good teams they've played. I'm not sure whether Maryland is an average/below average team or if they are a real good team that has been ruined by injuries. It's interesting how Melo Trimble leaves and they go back to being a bubble/NIT team with a lot of injuries!! It's looking like Melo Trimble really did Save Their Program!!

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thomas1/12/2018 8:09:54 AM

Marquette at Butler  6:30 on Fox Sports 1 - The Dude mentioned how Butler has lost 3 straight after they knocked off #1 Villanova, it just shows how tough the Big East is. I guess that's why Patrick Ewing scheduled the way he did. HA! 

VCU at Dayton  7 on ESPN2  - For the last several years, this would be the A-10's marquee matchup because they were the best 2 teams in the conference, but not this year

Nebraska at Penn State  7 on Big 10 Network

 

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fan1/12/2018 8:20:44 AM

It's fine to get reports on a timely basis as to what's going on around us. Frankly, most anything is better than the shitstorm on this board. I enjoy GW and college basketball, and a handful of smart posters.

Not real big on the talk about pushing the young coach out the door before he can bring in a couple recruiting classes, and hopefully, an assistant who can give him some sage advice. 

 

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waterboy1/12/2018 1:19:42 PM

Fan, the BS about Mojo yeah. Clown car stuff. 

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the sons of liberty1/12/2018 7:11:30 PM

VCU vs Dayton on ESPN2 right now. (Friday 7PM)

the dude1/12/2018 7:27:36 PM

Thomas, true! Which direction do you see MD heading in? They seemed right there, the Diamond Stone recruitment, Sulaimon, Melo etc.

Yea, Butler. Big home game, need that W.  4 losses in a row and they'd be sliding off the bubble.  Have you seen Creighton yet? Very high powered offense, fun to watch

dmvpiranha1/12/2018 7:58:42 PM

Dayton scored more points in one half than we even do in a game with 66. 12 threes, shooting 69% overall from the field. They assisted on 22 of their 24 field goals, which would be our assist total after two full games. Obviously just a good day shooting the ball, but hope our offense can be even halfway like that at some point in the future.

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thomas1/12/2018 8:12:26 PM

Dayton leads VCU 66-41...At The Half!!! Those 66 points in a half have to be approaching school and conference records. Dayton lost an outstanding group of seniors last year(winningest class in school history??) but they return seniors Davis and Cunningham who have elevated their games to an elite level. During the game, Lunardi broke down how the Power 5 Conferences and the Big East are getting about 85% of at the NCAA tournament at large bids over the last 2 or 3 years compared to 70% from 2012-2015. He grouped the Power 5 Conferences and the Big East versus the A-10/AAC/Mountain West. I think that's a better way to break down conferenes than major and mid-major because conferences like the A-10 aren't quite at that BCS level, but they are better than mid-majors. 

The Dude, I thought Maryland would still be in good shape with Melo gone because Turgeon brought in an outstanding group of freshman last year who have elevated their games as sophmores this year, but they have too many injuries(I believe 2 of their starters are out for the year) and haven't been able to beat any good teams. Luckily for Turgeon, Melo led them to 3 straight NCAA tournament appearances which will allows Turgeon to have 1 or maybe 2 average seasons before Terp fans start calling for his head again!! Another thing to watch with Maryland is their freshman Bruno Fernando is projected to a 1st round pick in the June NBA draft, maybe even a late lottery pick!! I knew he was playing well of late, but I didn't think he was playing well enough to be a lottery pick. 

 

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tennessee colonial1/12/2018 8:14:46 PM

Sad that I found relief by watching a rerun of our NIT game against Florida in 2016. Boy could that team shoot. Pato, TC, Larsen, etc. Sigh!  

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the dude1/12/2018 8:18:53 PM

Thomas, Turgeon has a rep of an excellent recruiter yea? Seems like everywhere he's gone the recruiting has been excellent?

gw05091/12/2018 8:33:56 PM

Damn, VCU getting a whoopin'!

bluemanchild1/12/2018 9:19:10 PM

Hahahah VDU got their thug asses handed to them. .4 seconds my ass.

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thomas1/13/2018 10:24:59 AM

St.Bonaventure at Rhode Island  11AM on ESPNU - it looks like this is a matchup of the A-10's best 2 teams

LaSalle at Duquesne  12:30 on NBC SportsNetwork

St.Louis at George Mason   2:30 on NBC SportsNetwork

 

Kansas State at #12 Kansas   noon on ESPN

TCU at Oklahoma  1 on ESPNU

Syracuse at #23 Florida State  2 on ACC Network/ESPN3

#18 Miami at #19 Clemson  3 on ESPNU

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the dude1/13/2018 2:53:58 PM

URI blew out The Bonnies.  Rhode Island is dominating the A10.

Trae Young, is as exciting a College player as you'll see, amazing stuff.

fredd1/13/2018 3:09:18 PM

Anybody watching LaSalle/Duquesne? Some game! Not perfect but both teams better than GW.

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the dude1/13/2018 3:18:46 PM

Dukes win in 3OT.  They are 13-5 and 4-1 A10.  Something to consider, when assessing GW.

Trae Young, 44 points 11 boards 7 dimes.

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neil1/14/2018 12:09:08 AM

GW blows another game.

Raise High

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neil1/14/2018 12:36:38 PM

Raise High and your 10% increase in both tickets and club membership.

 Raise High

the sons of liberty1/14/2018 3:33:16 PM

Two games today (Sunday) on NBCSN:

Fordham hosts Davidson at 3:00

St. Joseph's at Massachusetts at 5:00

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the sons of liberty1/14/2018 4:49:24 PM

Fordham just got buried by 30 points on their home court by Davidson.

...So maybe Davidson is a little bit better than we thought?  Does this make our loss to them look a LITTLE bit better?  Dunno. 

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thomas1/14/2018 4:54:14 PM

I didn't see any of the game, but Davidson beat Fordham by 30!! Davidson has now won 3 straight conference games by 30+ points(just about) since they lost their first conference game at Richmond. 

the dude1/14/2018 4:59:12 PM

The Dukes games too.  Since they are much better than people thought.  Road games, vs decent A10 teams,  and a home game against the A10 Juggernaut URI. 

Is GW much much worse?  Or did the schedule flip.  Also, using a niche fan site to try run off the Coach who was just hired this Summer, 5 games into his first A10 season, is a joke.  LSF basically had it spot on.

Mojo inherited a team this Summer, that was picked to finish 11th in the A10.  Going nuts after a tough stretch given the context and the personnel, is beyond absurd.  Using the fan message board now to try to have the Coach Axed, by many of the same board voices who threw a fit if anything relating to the last GW Coach was lightly critiqued, is the height of hypocrisy. 

 

 

 

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dominic1/14/2018 5:03:56 PM

Davidson's got one of basketball's all time coaches. I half expected Coach Michael L. to become the same kind of coach, until I learned how he handled some of his players, and dealt with administrative types. I'm RC myself, so I know: he's got some confessing to do.

Thanks for these Other Games threads.  I don't get to watch all that much. It seems the college game is not all that wild this season. 

 

 

 

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thomas1/14/2018 6:03:48 PM

The Dude,  I agree with your last post, but I wanted to respond to something you asked in an earlier post about Mark Turgeon's recruiting. I wasn't aware of this until a few days ago, but it looks like he's bringing in a near Kentucky/Duke/Kansas-blueblood type of recruiting class next season, and if Bruno Fernando ends up being a lottery pick this year, he would've produced 2 lottery picks(Alex Len was the other) in a 5 year span which is quite an accomplishment for Maryland. I never thought of Turgeon as a great recruiter, but it looks like I was wrong. 

About Davidson, it's as if NOBODY here saw what they did against George Mason(at Mason) in the game before they played GW. Despite the fact that Davidson didn't pick up any notable OOC wins, if you watch them play, you can see that they are a highly efficient offense and are very difficult to defend because it seems as if the entire team can hit 3's. 

About GW, I agree about this being a difficult stretch of games. Despite the hysteria created by some folks in Bowie and picked up by other posters, GW isn't by far the worst team in the A-10. Obviously Rhode Island is the best team in the A-10, with St.Bonaventure, Davidson, VCU(despite the pounding they took at Dayton) and maybe Dayton and Duquesne being in the next tier right below Rhode Island. But I don't think any team beyond those 6 are substantially better than GW. 

Dominic,  it's obvious that Lonergan will NEVER confess to anything!! He will always stick to the "Gay AD Conspired With The Washington Post, Coaches and Players To Ruin My Career, I'm Completely Innocent" defense!! The only Out-of-Control, Hostile Bullying Coach who ever confessed to any wrongdoing is Mike Rice, and the only reason he did show remorse is because they had his despicable actions on video!! It's hard to keep a lie going when you've been busted on video. HA! 

 

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dominic1/14/2018 6:28:04 PM

Thomas, you must not be RC

I don't go but once a year.  Still recall, as a kid, having to confess even made-up sins, because, we all are sinners.  That's why I say that Coach Michael L., who is a Holy Roller (what my uncle called them), needs to confess, big time. Talking crap to his players, going after another man's (the AD's) personal life. Heck, my uncle was a priest, too. He was hard on the Holy Rollers.

He will confess, because he has to. 

I had thought he was a long term coach, though. My mistake. 

You ought to post more, Thomas.

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the dude1/14/2018 6:46:09 PM

Thomas, word perfect.  Great post. Spot on.

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bc1/14/2018 7:14:03 PM

Those of you who KNOW the bullshit is coming from Bowie, please tell me if Trump did collude with Russia.    IMO they both are just possibilities, the Trump one more likely.

thomas1/14/2018 8:43:13 PM

Dominic,  maybe Lonergan really has confessed...that Adam Kilgore, the Washington Post, Patrick Nero, George Washington University and the anonymous coaches and players all did him wrong, and they all deserve retribution for their wicked deeds!!! But seriously, Lonergan clearly views himself as the victim here. Look at all the Team Lonergan/#BowieStrong posts on this site, there's not a hint of remorse in any of them. ALL of these posts point the finger at everyone except Lonergan!!

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bigfan1/15/2018 12:57:02 AM

Ever think of asking why the Athletic Director suddenly "resigned" in the constant "Bowie Strong" drumbeat?

Raise High.

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bigfan1/15/2018 1:03:11 AM

What is wrong with calling players the N word? I use it to trigger snowflakes. Is this still the USA? Wars on Xmas? Cant use the n word?  I don't take my marching orders from Chairman Lenin. 

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actual bigfan1/15/2018 2:01:01 AM

This is getting old.  Nothing is coming from Bowie. Bowie is just the name for these talking points, cooked up by our resident deranged poster. Cooked up for no reason. Just a bored guy who has been playing this game a long time here. One controversy after another. 

Lucidity took over me for a moment. A light bulb went off.  I have been lied to for years by this one guy.  We all have! Lucidity. Sweet lucidity. Most of you didn't fall for it but I sure did. Well you fool me once or 343 times shame on me. Fool me.....fool me... can't get fooled again. 

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bigfan1/15/2018 3:34:48 AM

This cover story is made up you mean?  I am not to believe what I read from 76 "new" names on a board with 17 regular posters?  Like turmoil of six and 14 years ago this board is wait you don't say do ya? 

ML was not an innocent whistleblower?  He was bullying his players and they filed reports which triggered an investigation which ultimately led to his firing? The AD was not having sexual relations with our hetero players when their girlfriends were not watching?  I will have to give this some thought.  Well no matter what I don't hew the politburo line. Pravda ain't for me. But maybe I should stop believing new posters like neroSleepswithlittleboys.  Woodward. Bernstein. Standig. Kilgore. And iambuttpluger. These five journalists shall echo through eternity like a Tyler hiccup. 

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the dude1/15/2018 11:50:56 PM

Thomas, I'd say best MD recruiting since peak Gary Williams?

UVA! Don't think we've mentioned recently what a fantastic year they are having, you called it T!

bobo1/16/2018 1:36:49 AM

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bpi/_/view/overview/group/3

Thomas is right that GW isn't the worst team in the conference.  We have GMU and Fordham holding down that honor.  BPI has GW 11th with those 2 plus Richmond below us.  But all 4 are below 200.  GW is #221 in BPI and 206 in RPI. In reality, all 4 of them are TERRIBLE this year.  You can throw SLU, SJU and UMass onto that list of deplorables too.  This isn't just a bad year for the A10. As FQ points out, this might be the worst year ever. Davidson is ranked 2nd by BPI at 48 but their 129 rank in RPI do them in for any NCAA posibility.

JUAN BID is running this league. It's sad to see.

actual bigfan1/16/2018 2:26:19 AM

Does it make one a bigot to believe a man is gay therefore he must've been a sexual predator around younger hetero athletes, because he read a single, anonymous poster on a fan forum?  What is bigoted about that?

Calling the family of black coaches at Georgetown inbreds, sounds bigoted?  Referring to our 30 something black head coach as a nice young man, is that condescending or bigoted? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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bostondub1/16/2018 12:46:03 PM

Been off this site, many thanks to Dude like people.

 

Do you seel all the X GW players doing well.  PJ just played up this way.  Grif leading his team in scoring etc.

 

Way to go ML and Dude.  You got what you deserved.....

 

Program needs life support.

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the dude1/16/2018 10:48:02 PM

GW opponent (we played them tough, amazingly) is about to take down #3 Oklahoma and the exceptional Trae Young.  How we played Kansas St that close is still a mystery.  They are blowing out Oklahoma

Should be a little bump for our now awful KenPom. 

thomas1/17/2018 10:20:27 AM

The Dude,  Kansas State almost won at Kansas over the weekend too. They could be ranked next week. Kansas State totally shut down Trae Young last night, I'm still not sure how they did it. About GW's game against Kansas State, according to some posters who seem to be deeply connected to a former coach who lives in Bowie, Kansas State took it easy on GW that's why the game was close, GW gets no credit for their effort in that game. LOL

 

Dayton at St.Joe's   6:30 on CBS SportsNetwork

Richmond at VCU   7

UMass at Rhode Island 7

 

Tulsa at Temple   6 on ESPNNews

#1 Villanova at Georgetown  6:30 on FS1 - I know games aren't played on paper and anything can happen, but Georgetown could be in store for a brutal beat down in this game. With the way Georgetown's guards turn the ball over and have difficulty defending, Villanova may score 150 points and hit like 30 three-pointers. HA!  

Iowa at Rutgers  7 on Big 10 Network - this looks to be a winnable game for Pikiell and Hobbs. Rutgers shot just 29% in their last game which was home loss by about 20.  

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old timer1/17/2018 11:44:04 PM

Butler lost again. Paulie 2 for 9.   I see Goeregtown got pummeled at home by Villanova. 

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the dude1/18/2018 12:12:17 AM

Yeah Thomas, I saw enough of GW battling good, BCS schools, pretty hard, competitive, combined with the Temple, Harvard, Princeton wins, to not overreact when the team loses to Rhode Island, or road A10 games vs the middle to upper part of the league.  These are all games we should lose and we did. We're not going to be a very good team, no one was under any belief of that. Got a taste tonight of what Mojo ball will look like down the road, steals, athletic plays, transition buckets. Most of it from TNJr, BoZ and Yuta but particularly TNJr and BoZ.

I think our next 2 games are back on the road.  I expect the back half of the A10 schedule to be more manageable and the team to make a solid showing in most of them, with a few stinkers tossed in, but mostly competitive.  Rhode Island's 6-10 would beat our 1-5.  We can play with most A10 teams, particularly on our floor.

 

 

the dude1/18/2018 12:15:18 AM

..and I have to add Thomas.  Gonzaga, after making the NCAA Finale, and then losing most of their team to the NBA/pro leagues, several unexpectedly, has the #6 in nation KenPom.  Mark Few, is the Coach of this Century, its not even close. What a job he's done.

 

old timer1/18/2018 1:30:39 PM

Few or Brad Stevens 

mentzinger1/18/2018 1:48:50 PM

VCU got blown up by 4-14 Richmond at home and is apparently very beatable.

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the mv1/18/2018 2:30:37 PM

The reaction to the four game losing streak had far more to do with the lack of competitiveness in these games than merely the outcomes.  The team looked lost, lacked energy, and lacked a viable offense.  Last night had much to do with playing an opponent who we match up well against and who we have performed historically well against.  It will be interesting to see how they perform against a suddenly vulnerable VCU team.

As for The Dude's statement that these were all games we should lose, to be generous, that's open to interpretation.  I would agree that beating URI anywhere or winning at Davidson would have been clear upsets.  The point spread in both the Duquesne and Richmond games was fewer than 2 points making it very hard to agree with the claim that we should have lost those games.  Duquesne had a gaudy record after beating absolutely nobody in the out of conference season and then following that up with a home win over Dayton.  Richmond was 3-13 at the time they played us.  Am not at all convinced that either of these games should have been perceived as an automatic loss before those games were played.

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the dude1/18/2018 6:37:27 PM

Anything good on tap tonight Thomas?

Gonzaga has their big showdown rivalry tonight. 

thomas1/19/2018 2:33:34 PM

St.Bonaventure at Davidson  7 on ESPN2 - Big game that matches 2 of the better teams in the A10, although St.Bonaventure sits at 2-3 in the conference after playing very well in the OOC. 

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the dude1/19/2018 8:07:51 PM

This is a good game of 2 pretty good teams.  Yes, the A10 is down, a lot, but these teams both look pretty good.  How does GW not land Jaylen Adams? Gotta get back keeping DC/Balt/VA guys like that home, TNJr is a great start.

 

thomas1/20/2018 9:18:38 AM

Davidson won 83-73, they now look like the clear-cut 2nd best team in the A-10. I think they could beat Rhode Island at home because the entire team(it seems) are great 3-point shooters and they have pretty good size. Davidson doesn't have any good OOC wins, but could they make the NCAA tournament if they go 16-2 or 15-3 in the A-10? St.Bonaventure is now 2-4 in the A-10 which is the same conference record as GW.

 

Rhode Island at Dayton  1 on CBS Sportsnetwork

St.Louis at UMass  2

La Salle at Richmond  2:30 on NBC Sportsnetwork

George Mason at Duquesne  4:30 on NBC Sportsnetwork

 

Georgetown at St.John's  noon on FS1 - St.John's is 0-7 in the Big East and lost a close game to Georgetown at home already. Georgetown's 2 conference wins have come against St.John's and DePaul(the worst 2 teams in the Big East), and we know what happened to Georgetown in their last game at home against #1 Villanova, Georgetown ended the game on a 12-0 run to make the final margin of defeat 32, instead of 40+!!!  It will be interesting to see how this game plays out because both teams probably come into this game with no confidence, but view this as one of the few chances to pick up a conference win. 

Butler at DePaul  2 on FS1

#4 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State  2 on ESPN - how will Trae Young rebound after his bad game(12 turnovers!!) at Kansas State

#11 Xavier at #19 Seton Hall   2:30 on FOX

#24 TCU at Kansas State  4 on ESPNU

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thomas1/20/2018 9:24:31 AM

Correction, the St.John's-Georgetown game is at Georgetown...the Verizon-MCI-Capital Center Arena!! I think there may be more people in the GW-VCU(gwhoops.com/webapplication game chat) than at this St.John's-Georgetown game!!!!

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the dude1/20/2018 5:09:56 PM

Trae Young had 48 points, 8 dimes 5 boards 2 steals. Seriously. 

Texas is 12-7 and lost by 35 points today.  Shaka to Texas, hasn't exactly lit the world on fire just yet.  Even with Mo Bamba on board.

 

the dude1/20/2018 6:07:06 PM

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