Jay Bilas sucks...

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by ProdigalHorn, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    The top 68 teams, and Texas is nowhere in sight. Listed from the Big XII are: Kansas, TCU, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Baylor, Oklahoma, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State. Did he leave anyone out? Oh, and Houston, Texas A&M, and SMU too... No word on whether we're ahead of UTSA or UTEP. We can only hope.


    Oh... and he needs to stop mumbling during broadcasts. I could barely understand half of what he said during the PK tournament.
  2. Dionysus

    Dionysus Admin Moderator

    Was he the one who kept calling out “dumb” plays, like the players were some kind of idiot when they made a mistake? Think it was against Duke.

    He seems like a douchenugget.
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  3. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Yeah he's pretty pointed in a lot of his critiques, and I don't necessarily mind that. But I do think sometimes he fixates a little more on negative commentary. He's definitely the anti-Vitale in that he's not loud, he's not positive, and he's not particularly interesting aside from the actual insights he offers. Although he is bald...
  4. txlandagent

    txlandagent 250+ Posts

    Bilas is an insufferable troll. Texas is easily in the top 40 if not better. He’s up to something...
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  5. caryhorn

    caryhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Honestly, I don't know where we belong in the list. The next five games will give us a good read. I think we'll do well. tonight against VCU will be a test. Then Michigan. If we win those two that puts us in the top 50. Win against alabama then we are in the top 40. This all assumes we win the games we should against weaker teams.

    Bilas didn't include our team in that list because we have NO consistent outside jump shooters. We have a horrendous three point make percentage. If we could just hit 33% we'd be top ten. Right now we'd be undefeated. But we must improve the outside shot or we will be in trouble.
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  6. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I'm not sure either, but I'm pretty sure we actually belong ON it somewhere.
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  7. bystander

    bystander 2,500+ Posts

    Texas has got to be top 30 at least. Taking Duke and then Gonzaga to OT means something doesn't it?

    I tired of Bilas long time ago during the NBA drafts when he called every single player "long." I was like, get over it.
  8. caryhorn

    caryhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Had VCU's frantic comeback been all the way to beating us, then i would question whether or not we belonged in the top 65. And we had only one win of note: Butler. But since we beat a decent team on the road, I think we've earned top fifty consideration. And if we go on and beat UM here and the UA we are in the hunt for top 30.

    Is anyone else wondering why we can't seem to put teams away in the 2nd half? We've blown huge leads. What up with that? I get it that Duke is great, and they will come back on most teams. But vcu?
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  9. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 250+ Posts

    Hopefully it's BB material for our team to go out and prove what a moron JB is.
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  10. Omniscient.one

    Omniscient.one 100+ Posts

    A ton of people in the comments section, not all UT fans, said leaving us out is asinine. I think he just made a mistake.
  11. txlandagent

    txlandagent 250+ Posts

    I liked our win vs. #7 Aggy at Rice. But, yeah, another case where we had a 17pt lead and let the opponent fight back to within 1.

    I think it boils down to team leadership and floor presence. When we're pressing @havoc, we can't seem to settle in on offense. When we're poised on offense, making buckets, executing plays and getting good shot selection, we're ho hum on defense. We just can't put both sides of the ball together in the same game and close it out.

    I think this team has the ability. Just not there yet. Maybe they will come tournament time which is really all that matters. Shaka just needs to get in their *** more and stop worrying about hurting feelings. And we need DO, MO, Coleman, Jones, Roach, someone, anyone.....to get hyped and exude swagger and motivate...every single game. Start to finish.
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  12. caryhorn

    caryhorn 2,500+ Posts

    I forgot about this^^^. No doubt that was a good win, especially after how atm has played so far!
  13. SAMMCHornfan

    SAMMCHornfan 100+ Posts


    Actually, I think that is the only ranking we should be concerned about. And I see that going way up after it is all said and done. At least a 4 seed. IMHO.
  14. caryhorn

    caryhorn 2,500+ Posts

    I love your optimism SammC. What do you think our B12 record needs to be to get a four seed?
  15. SAMMCHornfan

    SAMMCHornfan 100+ Posts

    Actually Cary, I may have jumped the gun a little too quick. But I would say 12-6 would get the Horns a four seed. It is unbelievable how strong this conference has looked from top to bottom. If they beat both Michigan and Bama in the next couple of weeks, they already make a jump. Beat KU at home, they skyrocket.
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  16. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    12-6 got people a three-way tie for second place in the league last year, and I wouldn't be surprised at that again this year. I think it's going to depend on the Michigan and Alabama games - if we sweep those, that probably means we go 10-2 in non conference, 22-8 if we get 12-6 in the league. (Bama has played teams tough but their best win is against a pretty blah Memphis team.) That MIGHT be good enough for a 4... but barring a big-time statement win in the league a la beating Kansas at home, I'm not sure this team ever breaks into the top 10-15 teams, which means it's probably looking at a 5 at best.

    Having said that... man, this schedule is tough. Outside of maybe OK State and K State, there's not anyone on that slate that I could pencil Texas in for a road win - and that's not a knock on Texas. Everybody's just that good.
  17. SAMMCHornfan

    SAMMCHornfan 100+ Posts

    I absolutely agree with the toughness of the conference and it just got a heck of a lot tougher with the loss of Jones. Davis and Young better be ready to step it up or maybe he should just think about slowing it down and going with three bigs. Hmm. With that said, I don't necessarily see a dominant force in the conference so I could see 12-6 winning it.
  18. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I'll believe Kansas with six losses when I see it. Even when they're not supposed to be great or the league is supposed to be really strong, they always manage to outperform in the regular season.
  19. SAMMCHornfan

    SAMMCHornfan 100+ Posts

    I will have to go against Kansas. Could be wrong, but I don't think it is a fluke when you lose back to back games on your home court.
  20. caryhorn

    caryhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Sammc said: "But I would say 12-6 would get the Horns a four seed. It is unbelievable how strong this conference has looked from top to bottom."
    I think 12-6 would be fantastic against the teams in the B12. There is some salty competition here. I especially fear: KU (of course), WVU, TCU, BU. But then you have TTU (off to a great start), ISU (always tough), KSU (again, always tough), OU (also tough), OSU (tough).

    I see no sure wins in the conference. I just hope we can protect our home court & Steal a few on the road.
    Anything over .500 in the conference and I'll be happy.
    And I agree, I think 12-6 would merit a four seed.
    I am more excited about this team than I've been about UT BB in years. I love Bamba, Osetkowski, Jones, Coleman. Roach can be awesome, or not. Davis has potential, if he can just reclaim his freshman year shooting touch. And Young is a heartbeat away from knocking down 5 in a row from beyond the arc. (Young will do this before he leaves UT)
    Depth with Sims, Febres, Banks (who has just about disappeared) and the other freshmen. I think its gonna be a very entertaining season. We will be in most all our games.

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