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    I remember reading an article before the 2018...

    I remember reading an article before the 2018 dance saying because we had the lowest average victory margin of the #1 seeds (and maybe 1 and 2) that we had more than our share of "luck" during the...
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    WEIRD OBSERVATION: Back to Goodin (48), Scruggs...

    WEIRD OBSERVATION: Back to Goodin (48), Scruggs (52) and Naji (57) as obviously a turnover prone trio....it's interesting to me that the 3 LEAST turnover prone players were Welage (1), Moore (2),...
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    "On the court Loyola packed all of the thrills,...

    "On the court Loyola packed all of the thrills, beating the third-place team in the ACC (Miami), the SEC regular season co-champions (Tennessee) and the Mountain West champions (Nevada) by a combined...
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    there is nothing not to like in Paul Scruggs, and...

    there is nothing not to like in Paul Scruggs, and he sacrificed to play the "kind of" point. People may not like this but this tragic situation makes me think Naj will come back as it will be...
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    I thought he had a Swiss Army Knife skill...

    I thought he had a Swiss Army Knife skill set...need a rebound he got it, need a lock down defense stand he did it(or tried), need a drive he did it, need a drive and disk he did it (against St John...
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    excellent analysis and I was most annoyed the...

    excellent analysis and I was most annoyed the past few years about going to Tyrique the first 3 or 4 possessions of the game. Too predictable and it seemed that he would have an offensive foul, a...
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    his last shot attempt I believe was a spectacular...

    his last shot attempt I believe was a spectacular but missed dunk in traffic against DePaul. Turns out it was meaningless anyway
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    agree and one thing I thought is that he did not...

    agree and one thing I thought is that he did not have respect of refs for whatever reason(maybe performance). He seemed to Geta lot more foul calls driving and a lot less offensive foul calls. It...
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    you wear your heart on your sleeve for sure. ...

    you wear your heart on your sleeve for sure. Enjoy the summer and lets hope that next year is more enjoyable..may not be better record but more enjoyable to watch
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    it is a dead issue but Welage for Naj won the st...

    it is a dead issue but Welage for Naj won the st johns game (worth 2 games as we missed Wednesday) and Castlin won the Creighton game ("won" means the player who made the biggest difference and...
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    to move up to Xavier from Mercy is a big step as...

    to move up to Xavier from Mercy is a big step as look at Mercy's schedule and see U Bridgeport, Daemon etc but he did dominate. We should see a wide variety of lineups is Odom, Colby Jones, Wilcher...
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    thank you. I am jealous of them as I worked 40...

    thank you. I am jealous of them as I worked 40 yrs in IT with all kinds of disaster recovery drills and actual events but now am merely an observer during the most disruptive time I have ever seen...
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    there are so many dominos that could fall. For...

    there are so many dominos that could fall. For example, I live in Conn (may move to Cincinnati in a few as my daughters get established in local hospitals now dealing with coronavirus at UC and...
  14. funny thing about that game is that Carter had...

    funny thing about that game is that Carter had 17, Tandy(10), Zach(6) Tyrique(14,13) all good games, Naji 23. Only Thompson (12) and Baldwin in double figures but of course he had 26. Only 12 TO. ...
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    I think it will be a great opportunity for...

    I think it will be a great opportunity for Scruggs to be the man. If Odom is the primary point guard Paul can play off the ball, post, and defend. I swear he got at least one offensive foul a game...
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    look at Castlin Twitter Feed..he is playing well...

    look at Castlin Twitter Feed..he is playing well in G league and has a 2 minute video that makes you wonder if it is the same player.
  17. Thread: Quentin Goodin

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    agreed and there are good memories. Good luck to...

    agreed and there are good memories. Good luck to them all and I hope Q can leverage degree. After reading the article about Welage in the Athletic it is tougher to make money playing basketball...
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    good kid, good player it seemed. Would have been...

    good kid, good player it seemed. Would have been a minor contributor (which at this level means a very good player) and I bet he will do well at his next stop. Never saw him sulk
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    I thought Welage and Castlin were OK. It seemed...

    I thought Welage and Castlin were OK. It seemed whenever a starter or 2 were out (IUPUI, Detroit Mercy, Oakland, St Johns) they would always up their game but the Core 4 has such ingrained patterns...
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    very nice..we have gone deep. My favorite parts...

    very nice..we have gone deep. My favorite parts of the song "how hard you worked" and "ahhhhh, the moment's gone". Teddy Pendergrass is best version although I like Jennifer Hudson too and if X won...
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    watching Wisconsin Michigan now..2017 the year...

    watching Wisconsin Michigan now..2017 the year after Koenig shot(damn). Funny how Happ never really developed and almost because a liability with all his tricky ball handling and ability to finish...
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    although not NCAA tournament I look with fondness...

    although not NCAA tournament I look with fondness when i put "xavier basketball 2018" and come up with 1 hr 20 min youtubes of Marquette, Providence, Butler (all wins ) ands tre, JP, Sean, Karem,...
  23. Thread: Coach Steele

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    after one year with kid in AAU I found most...

    after one year with kid in AAU I found most coaches to be totally immature jerks (my daughter has a 70 year old retired ref who did me a favor)..surprisingly unpleasant experience
  24. Thread: Coach Steele

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    you are correct, with Naj essentially playing...

    you are correct, with Naj essentially playing point forward it took away his easy offense finishing breaks and offensive rebounds. Loss of Scruggs hurt more than thought and really no explanation. ...
  25. Thread: Coach Steele

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    bored so just googled 2017 Depaul Xavier. They...

    bored so just googled 2017 Depaul Xavier. They played 4 times (one end of 2017 as part of 2018 season). Q averaged about 11 pos, 3 Reb and 3 assists. How would anyone ever know he would...
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