Game Thread: Butler vs. IUPUI (11/9)

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by ConnersvilleBulldog, Nov 7, 2021.

  1. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Not to look ahead to the Michigan State game, but this does bring up a thought I had last night. I feel like there's been a lot of Butler playing to the level of its competition the last few years. The bits that I saw (app wouldn't work for me so I only saw snippets on FS1 and twitter highlight videos), the energy was pretty meh. Not that I'm expecting Butler to be GREAT this year, but it's definitely true that decent teams will win games against inferior opponents and great teams will dominate them. (See: UConn, who beat a KP 300+ opponent by 51.) AT back and a likely energy bump because of a high-profile opponent at home are really different tests.
     
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  2. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    I agree there’s upside. That’s a different question from whether he was good last year.


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  3. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

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    Meh, hit 4 more 3’s and Butler is a 20-point winner. And this game thread is 100 posts fewer.


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  4. pjohnsto2003

    pjohnsto2003 Well-Known Member

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    Four in the other side they’re three point losers.


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  5. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

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    Man I am glad I didn't watch this one. I'll miss Friday too and I'm thinking I'm glad for that fact.
     
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  6. knobcreekfan

    knobcreekfan Well-Known Member

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    No….guaranteed this fan base would have found something to b*tch about.


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  7. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    If both teams shot their averages from last season from FT and three, the score would’ve been 65-55 IUPUI.
     
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  8. PSUButlerFan

    PSUButlerFan Well-Known Member

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    Penn State fans are quite happy with how the team looked tonight. Shrews got his first victory as a D1 coach over a former Horizon rival.
     
  9. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate you taking the time to analyze, but did you take into account that most of IUPUI’s scorers from last year are gone?


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  10. BUBBALUM

    BUBBALUM Active Member

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    Let's just hope BU cleans up a few things while they keep hitting free throws (even Nze was hitting). I'm giving my Friday tickets away to my cousin whose bucket list includes Hinkle since I'll be at the US vs. Mexico game.
     
  11. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    No, but IUPUI was terrible last year, so it’s probably reasonable to think their averages will be in the same ballpark (and our team is unchanged).

    The point is, if both teams have a normal night shooting 3s and FTs, we don’t win by 20. We probably lose. So thinking about how we could’ve won by 20 if we shot better is a bad way of trying to feel better about last night.
     
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  12. bubby

    bubby Well-Known Member

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    Man, it is not cool to changes a person's words. Even as a joke.
     
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  13. PSUButlerFan

    PSUButlerFan Well-Known Member

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    Dude… bring home the 3 points!

    If we can get 6 in this window I’ll relax finally…
     
  14. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

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    Ha! Feeling bad? Who felt bad? You felt bad?


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  15. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    Uhm, yeah. Very.


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  16. butlerguy03

    butlerguy03 Well-Known Member

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    You keep betting against Butler. I couldn't do it as a fan. Money isn't worth being disappointed if the Dawgs hold a bigger lead than I bet on.
     
  17. ConnersvilleBulldog

    ConnersvilleBulldog Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I guess it depends on how you look at it. The times I’ve bet against Butler, I’ve looked at it as hedging my bet. If Butler wins, I’ll gladly lose the bet. If they lose, at least I get something out of it.

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  18. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

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    The best butler bet for me last year was at home against Nova. I lost my ass but was so thrilled with the victory I swallowed that loss with great happiness.

    And sometimes it's just smart if you're a gambler. Gotta be objective. The second half of the 18-19 season fading them was a big time winner. I don't like pulling that trigger but if it's a smart play, I'll fire in.
     
  19. readyletsgo

    readyletsgo Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Once Thompson was announced out, IUPUI +26 was pretty easy bet.
     
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  20. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    Evansville beat IUPUI by 20.
     
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