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Just said that the students that skipped class to watch their team can make up those missed quizzes, or "in my case have someone take them for you"
auburn must hate every time he talks.
I'm from Mountain West country. Though the conference is good, I can confirm that Barkley is really, really, really wrong.
C. Barkley's assessment of the B1G is as reliable as his golf swing.
The most logical way to finish the OP subject is "something unintelligible that makes no sense even if anyone understood what he meant". He's simply turrible.
Spartans ...committed to bring Paul Bunyan home in 2013.
Probably in the minority here, but I enjoy listening to him. Don't agree with the Big Ten comment though.
This post was edited by navygreen15 13 months ago
Charles is pretty funny, and I enjoy listening to him too, but most of his actual opinions are crap.
Guys, understand that this is an NBA guy, not a college basketball guy and his opinion on college teams are going to be formed by their players in the NBA. Barkley's not the type of guy to do research, he calls it as he sees it.
Do you know how many guys from the B1G were on this year's NBA All-Star Rosters? One, Zach Randolph. Do you know how many B1G players were on the All Star Rosters plus the Rising Star Challenge (Sophomore/Rookie) Rosters combined? One, Zach Randolph.
So you can see why he doesn't have the highest respect for the B1G... Just for fun, guess how many were from the MWC? Two, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Shit, the B1G didn't only had 1 player represented if you combine the All-Stars, the Rising Stars, the Shooting Stars (NBA, WNBA, and retired), the Skills Challenge, the 3 Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk Contest.
Barkley is ridicilus. Just ridicilus. Nuff said.
The Big Ten ranks 31st out of 33 conferences in possessions per game. So yeah, it's fair to call the Big Ten "slow".
Barkley is wrong about many things, but he got that one right.
(Stat source: kenpom.com)
Draymond Green, Magic Johnson, and Oscar Robertson are the only players to have two triple-doubles in the NCAA Tournament.
Pure entertainment. Always good for a laugh or two!
That's why I changed my picks to UCLA, California, New Mexico and Oregon in final four. I just hope he's right.
This post was edited by dancorp 13 months ago
I think the B1G slows each other down out of choice over because they are actually slow.
The Big Ten ranked the #1 OOC scoring league. Fell to 30 once league play started. That's because the Big Ten is by FAR the best defensive league and actually run offenses, not street ball.
What if a team does well on offense and defense? That is, what if possession doesn't change much because you make your shots?
well technically his golf swing is highly reliable just not it what it's intended to do
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When you make a FG, your possession ends (unless it's an and-one).
Also according to Ken Pom, the B1G's offensive efficiency is much higher then anyone else...meaning exactly what you said. B1G teams score more frequently in their possessions than anyone else...even in conference play.
National Rank of Offensive efficiency:
8 in the top 100.
Which is amazing considering that he ranks the following B1G schools nationally in opponents defense as part of his SOS rankings:
3. Michigan State
6. Ohio State
Meaning the 8 of the top 100 offensive efficient teams play against 7 of the top 100 hardest defensive schedules.
They appear slow because they are playing good defenses with good scouting reports that are geared toward limiting possessions due to offensive efficiency.
The kenpom offensive and defensive efficiency ratings are adjusted for strength of schedule.
very good point. I'll bet 100% of his CBB prep is done via watching NBA games
"At some point it's not about X's and O's, it's about Jim's and Joe's."
"They seeded these teams poorly, this is not a 13-seed team."
-Referring to 20-11 Cal
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