Random Thoughts

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by willisbrown, May 25, 2019.

  1. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Like to see the recognition. Well deserved.

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  2. pjohnsto2003

    pjohnsto2003 Well-Known Member

    Lofty on Michigan

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  3. MilkSteak

    MilkSteak Well-Known Member

    Seeing the Dawgs in a lot of pollers’ Top 25s. They might actually crack it today.
  4. iluvsnow

    iluvsnow Well-Known Member

    Not random thoughts....but random questions. Driving over Saturday morning from Dayton for the Florida game.

    1) Is the I-70 traffic construction bottleneck on west bound gone coming towards Indy?

    2) How long is the wait on Saturday morning at Patachou on Pennsylvania? Figures we'd grab brunch before the game.

    Thanks for the help....Go Dawgs!!!!!
  5. ConnersvilleBulldog

    ConnersvilleBulldog Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Three AP voters that release their brackets on Sunday night all have Butler in the Top 25:
    Seth Davis - #23
    Sam Blum - #22
    Joe Buettner - #22

    (Note: Butler was #29 last week and none of those 3 voters had Butler in their Top 25 last week.)

    Also, Lunardi has Butler as a 5-seed in his most recent bracket.
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  6. ConnersvilleBulldog

    ConnersvilleBulldog Well-Known Member VIP Member

  7. Daddysmack

    Daddysmack Well-Known Member VIP Member

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  8. theenforcer13

    theenforcer13 #barlowing

    1. Yes. Drove from Indy to Dayton and back this weekend. No troubles either way
    2. Should be less than 30 minutes unless you have a large party
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  9. Bulldogs260

    Bulldogs260 Well-Known Member

    Florida not ranked, I can’t decide if they are really overstated or just haven’t clicked yet. I’m leaning toward haven’t clicked get and hoping the click doesn’t come dec 7

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  10. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

    They haven't clicked yet. They will be, maybe other than Baylor, the most talented team we will face arguably all season long. They're just choppy right now. With our luck White will have them hitting on all levels when they come to Hinkle. Blow us out by like 30.

    I kid, kinda, but I've watched damn near all of their games. They definitely have not hit their stride.
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  11. Gregory Roach

    Gregory Roach Well-Known Member

    Thus far, they appear to resemble the team we watched and defeated at the 2018 Battle for Atlantis. Hopefully that is still who they are on Pearl Harbor Day and not the @ Florida team we played in December of 2018. All this Florida talk is making the Florida PTSD return....but that was then and this Butler team is NOT the 2018/19 front court zombie team.
  12. Bulldogs260

    Bulldogs260 Well-Known Member

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    Bulldogs260 Well-Known Member

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  14. UDDawg

    UDDawg Well-Known Member

    Hastings will dress tomorrow!

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  15. Josh Nichols

    Josh Nichols Guest

    I expect this team to be in the top 15 by the end of the month. LaVall and these players are on a mission.
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  16. Brett

    Brett Active Member

    Even though Butler is ranked in the top 25 in a number of polls this week, I would rather they were not. First, this will just give added incentive
    to Mississippi which was just humiliated by Oklahoma State as well as Florida (who was snubbed). I would prefer Butler flies under the radar this week. If they win both games this week,
    then I have no problem with them being ranked. I think that Oklahoma State and San Diego State (beat Creighton by about 20) should be in the top
    25 rather than Butler. This week will tell us a lot more. Go DAWGS!!!!!
  17. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

    How in the h#ll can Ole Miss lose AT #16 Memphis by just 1 point, then lose (as a favorite) by 41 to Oklahoma State?
  18. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

    I think they'll get better. But that said, the biggest issue - by far - is their outside shooting, which is just abysmal.

    They've got three highly touted freshmen playing real minutes, and these 3 top 50 guys are in large part why the team came into the season with all the hype they had. It was fair to expect that at least one of them would be a capable shooter or at least a competent offensive player. Thus far, that's not the case - not at all. Scottie Lewis can really defend, but he's 4-17 from deep; Tre Mann is 3-14 from deep, Omar Payne is a big guy who doesn't attempt threes. Another freshman, Ques Glover, a PG, is getting minutes, and he's no better than the others, chucking at a 2-12 mark.

    They've got one player - one - who's shooting threes at better than 33%.

    This team can't shoot, and it's not good enough at anything else offensively to get away with it. The freshmen will get better, as freshmen tend to do. But it's unlikely they become shooters between now and March.
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  19. troggy

    troggy Well-Known Member

    Those are fairly small sample sizes. Did any of these guys shoot it better in high school?

    FRENCH DAWG Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the NCAA has dedicated staff members that monitor unusual betting activity. Some of the early season basketball outcomes and scores are very low probability events.

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