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Maui Invitational thread

It starts in just a few minutes with Memphis vs Michigan. Should be a interesting game.


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Me and WizKid are so freakin excited

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Who do you guys have winning today?

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I think Memphis beats

I think Memphis beats Michigan

Duke beats Tennessee

UCLA beats Chaminade

Kansas beats Georgetown

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Why does Tim Hardaway still

Why does Tim Hardaway still look like he could cross someone up? Anways, here are my picks:

Memphis in a close one (this is shaping up to be a really good game)

Duke by a lot (I'm expecting Austin Rivers to get at least 20)

UCLA by a lot (Does anyone else feel bad for Chaminade? I mean, I know the university gets money for showing up, but still........ They never win)

Georgetown in an upset

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I dont think Michigan has the

I dont think Michigan has the athleticism to beat Memphis in this one, just by watching. But their zone D is effective because Memphis struggles to shoot the ball very well and they don't have a pure decision-maker. It's a nice contrast between teams that will make this game competitive

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Tim Hardaway has a naturally

Tim Hardaway has a naturally nice jump shot, but he could be a real standout jump shooter in the NBA. He also has nice size for a swingman. He's a solid prospect

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Will Barton needs to stop

Will Barton needs to stop that tough guy crap. He's 150 lbs soaking wet.

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Jon Beilein is outcoaching

Jon Beilein is outcoaching Pastner right now, fairly badly too.

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KU to infinity and beyond

KU to infinity and beyond jerks

Quote the Leroy!

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As a Memphis fan watching

As a Memphis fan watching that game sucked! We looked liked last year's team, and Pastner was completely out coached. It's still very early though, so hopefully we improve.

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Trae Golden for Tennessee

Trae Golden for Tennessee looks like he's 57 years old.

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Is Alex Murphy redshrting?

Is Alex Murphy redshrting?

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mason plumlee looks great

mason plumlee looks great already 8pts 10trb

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Love this tourneys, this is

Love this tourneys, this is where Kemba arrived lastyear, can't wait to see what's in store this year.

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Very disappointed in Memphis.

Very disappointed in Memphis.

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you heard it hre first

Chaminade ends up within 10 of UCLA.

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all right ucla, time to begin

all right ucla, time to begin the 2011-12 season

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no excuses, ucl has to beat

no excuses, ucl has to beat chaminade. But david wear, de'end parker are both out and nelson is being held out the first half. Hopefully the gaurds step up.

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Reeves Nelson might be

Reeves Nelson might be convicted of a few murders if UCLA loses this game

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There should be no way UCLA

There should be no way UCLA should lose to them even without those players. Shouldn't lose even if 4 out of there starting 5 was out. They might just finish in the bottom of the pac-12

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ucla is not a very good team.

ucla is not a very good team. Bigs are blowing layups and the defense is gonna give up huge numbers against any top team.Even as nelson gets back in there and the offense develops, the defense is in bad shape. Jerime andersen is the only guy who looks good for them right now, hes playing great.

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alex murphy isnt red-shirting

alex murphy isnt red-shirting i dont believe. he just sucks. i saw him last year in a tourney and looked like he was the worst player on his team.

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man ucla looks like a whole

man ucla looks like a whole new team this second half. Playing with passion and hitting jumpers

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Michigan is gonna beat Duke

Michigan is gonna beat Duke tonight.

u mad?

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Dale Weezy with the outfield

Dale Weezy with the outfield pick!

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We got this son. I know it's

We got this son. I know it's not entirely relevant but Michigan lost by 2 to Duke last year in the NCAA Tournament (Michigan is better than last year and Duke is worse than last year), and two years ago Michigan beat Duke. Coach Beilein has got this figured out.

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This is ucla's tournament.

This is ucla's tournament. We're back baby

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UCLA will meet a similar fate today.

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Didn't work out but Michigan

Didn't work out but Michigan did play well in the 2nd half.

Just watch the krap out for Michigan next year with McGary down low.

Michigan lacks that true, dependable post presence, so even though they're a good shooting team, they have no choice but to rely almost exclusively on the J.

McGare Bear will solve that issue next season.

Definitely have Final Four potential for next year (assuming that Hardaway comes back).

Fun fact: Tim Hardaway Sr. was my favorite player in NBA Jam on my son's Game Boy pocket 15 years or so ago.

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Alex Murphy is recovering

Alex Murphy is recovering from a concussion.

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UCLA's guard are RIDICULOUSLY

UCLA's guard are RIDICULOUSLY bad. They look like JV players right now.

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i said earlier thatjosh

i said earlier thatjosh smith was in better shape this year, i take that back. I watched those first 2 games at a bar and i must have been buzzed.

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Yeah Lazeric Jones is not a

Yeah Lazeric Jones is not a BCS conference level player. Lamb seems to be gaining confidence but they need him to play like a senior right now, and not just an improving sophomore. Its sad that ucla is playing like this for Ben Howland, who I feel is one of the better coaches out there. What were Honeycutt and Lee thinking by leaving school to be 2nd round picks?

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biggest thing is they have to

biggest thing is they have to improve defensively. Opponents are getting whatever they want. And reeves needs to become more of a go to player becasue no one else is standing out offensively.

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bruins made a nice run at it.

bruins made a nice run at it. Down 4 with 5 minutes to go before kansas closed it out. Hopefully ucla builds off this. Great thing about college basketball is that teams have time to grow and still be in the hunt.

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