Conference Play

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by Vol Horn 4 Life, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    I'll take a shot at our first half of conference play. I'm thinking we finish the first half 3-6 although the OSU game is a tossup to me so we might end up 4-5. The better news is we get TCU at home in the second half, but have two probable losses to TTU and also play OU on the road.

    @ #6 Baylor - loss
    OU - win, OU doesn't play well in Austin usually
    KSU - win
    @OSU - loss
    #3 KU - loss
    @ #16 WVU - loss
    @TCU - loss
    ISU - win
    @ #3 KU - loss
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2020
  2. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    The conference is like a Mack truck coming right at Smart's team. Right now 3-6/4-5 for the first half are the optimistic projections. The odds of winning 1 game on the road cannot be higher than 40/60.
     
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  3. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    Can we get out of Waco alive? If the 3s aren't falling, we're looking at a 20+-point whippin'...or should I say whoopin'?
     
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  4. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Not bad, we've almost managed to hit 40 points late in the 2nd - oh, that's right, the men's college game uses halves, not quarters...
     
  5. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    CDC taking notes ? Time for CDC to pull the string on a couple more head coaches. He fixed the softball team....now he needs to fix the men's and women's basketball next....Havoc ? More like Heimlich.
     
  6. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    CDC has no control or say over women's sports. UT has a separate men's athletic director and a separate women's athletic director. UT lets CDC send out the emails for both, but he is only in control of the men's side. The hilarious thing is he gets paid for more only doing half the work most athletic director's do.



    @Vol Horn 4 Life I agree with your analysis except that you have to remember that Shaka's team will get really hot on the 3s and upset someone they shouldn't and then get really cold on the 3s and lose to someone they shouldn't. In fairness, which games those will be is completely unpredictable.
     
  7. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Htown, CDC is Vice President and the Director of Athletics. The split went out with his hire. Plonsky was demoted to an Executive Assistant.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
  8. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    Wow! I just looked at the UT website and they have divided up different sports amongst different people. I never thought UT would ever end the "Darrell Royal Rule" and just took it for granted. This is huge. Did this get media fanfare, and I just missed it?

    Edit: Yep, reading the articles, I missed it! I am even more shocked they changed it with Plonsky still here.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020
  9. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Agree. She probably knows too much so keeping her was the best course of action.
     
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  10. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    Really hard to find 7 conference wins on this schedule and 6-12 seems most likely which will put them 17-14 at best and maybe another NIT bid or some even lesser post season tourny.

    I think the $ factor is still at play in any decision to move on from Shaka and I fear he comes back next year regardless because of the payout still being so high.
     
  11. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    It would be cheaper to pay some AAC or Conference USA team to take him.
     
  12. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    There goes my guess on how bad this team can play. We suck!!! I had moderate hopes before the season we would see some improvement but I knew this far into the Shaka era this is the coach we have.
     
  13. Htown77

    Htown77 5,000+ Posts

    Do not worry. The game where we get hot, hit a bunch of 3s, beat someone we have no business beating and give everyone false hope has yet to come!
     
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