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Ucla vs #7 Missouri thread

Tonight, ucla is 9-3 and playing better with shabazz and Kyle Anderson both coming on stronger. I watched mizz vs Illinois and they looked like a very good physical team. Ucla is back in the top 25 hunt with a win tonight. Let's go bruins.


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I saw some reports on Twitter

I saw some reports on Twitter last night that Tony Parker is seriously thinking about leaving UCLA......

UCLA needs this game more then Missouri does..A win with ease some pressure off coach Howland....But in order to get the win,they've got to hit the boards,take care of the ball and make their shots.....Missouri is 2nd in the nation in rebounding,even their point guard is averaging close to 4 rbs a game...

We all know UCLA can score,but to win this game,they got to show they can play some defense....

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I think the physicality of

I think the physicality of missouri might be too much...Hope I'm wrong.

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I think this Mizzou team is

I think this Mizzou team is better than last yr's team. They're not as skilled as last yr's team but they're deeper, stronger, more physical, better defensively with better size all over the place. UCLA's best hope will be to pack it in, play a lot of zone and dare Mizzou's shooters to beat em from the outside. UCLA's gotta clean up the boards though, MIZZ kills the o-glass.

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I love little Flip Pressey's

I love little Flip Pressey's game. This game wouldve been even more real if Mike Dixon didnt leave the team too

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Although my Preseason Top 14

Although my Preseason Top 14 came out very ugly, I am very pleased with my selection of Mizzou at #6.

Mizzou is one of the few truly complete teams in the land and has a legit shot at going all the way. They were a 30 win squad last year but had glaring holes in post play and depth.

Those two deficiencies have been rectified with the additions of Oriakhi from The Conn, Bowers back from injury (a lethal hybrid forward), and several nice transfers on the wing.

This team was 275th in rebounding last year!!! 275th!!! Now they're #1!

Phil Pressey is one of the best facilitators in the land, as well. The one thing about Mizzou, though, is that they haven't found their stroke. If they want to go to the Final Four, they have to be more consistent dropping Js.

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19-11 ucla, wear twins

19-11 ucla, wear twins looking good. Dumb tech by oriakhi. Tried to stare down the ref and wouldnt give him the ball then slammed it down on the floor like come get it if you want it.

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UCLA is lighting them up

UCLA is lighting them up right now. My first time seeing Shabazz finishing a lay-up with his right hand.

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yeah, they dumped into him

yeah, they dumped into him and when he went right hand i didnt think it was him for a minute

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ucla looks pumped and are

ucla looks pumped and are attacking quick. This is as fast as they have ever played under howland.

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mizz scoring every time down

mizz scoring every time down now. 3 threes on 3 straight possesions

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47-47 at the half. Both teams

47-47 at the half. Both teams cant be happy with their defense.

mizz is 5-12 from three while ucla is 0-6. However the bruins have just one turnover while the tigers have 9.

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Phil Pressey is balling!

Phil Pressey is balling!

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Shabazz should have gone to

Shabazz should have gone to his right hand on that lay-up he made. It would have been the safe move to make. I wanna see him attempt fake going left then go right, because the defender is playing him extremely tight on his left.

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If the Wear twins had as much

If the Wear twins had as much skills on defense a they have on offense, they would be lottery picks.

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pressey has 15 assists with

pressey has 15 assists with 13 minutes remaining. The team is completely relying on him to create everything right now and he is delivering.

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its pressey vs the wear twins

its pressey vs the wear twins

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is missouri always this good

is missouri always this good a shooting team? Ross, brown and pressey can not miss.

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Kyler Anderson handle isn't

Kyler Anderson handle isn't on par with a PG handle. He has to give Pressey his back every single trip down the court.

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Andersens handle is fine, he

Andersens handle is fine, he jst doesnt have the speed to use it like a pg. He will not be a pg at the next level.

And HUGE 4th foul on oriakhi with 10 minutes left.

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Pressey is he under 6ft ?

Pressey is he under 6ft ?

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Although my Preseason Top 14

Although my Preseason Top 14 came out very ugly, I am very pleased with my selection of Mizzou at #6.

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back to back steals and

back to back steals and uncontested breakaway layups for mizzu, up 6 now. Lets see what ucla's mental toughness is like being down now

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5'10-5'11, no doubt some

5'10-5'11, no doubt some teams will give him a look in the second round though.

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Ross has a NBA body and

Ross has a NBA body and athleticism. He is very limited offensively, but can knock the long ball.

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ucla gonna lose it. Shabazz

ucla gonna lose it. Shabazz didnt get any touches these last 10 minutes although they wont lose becasue of offense, it will be the lack of defense.

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I think Bill Walton is raving

I think Bill Walton is raving about Ross build too right now.

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after watching mizzu vs

after watching mizzu vs illinois, i told my friends they have the second coming of correy magette on the wing. Ross is jacked

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pressey now racking up

pressey now racking up turnovers, 3 here in the last few minutes letting ucla back in it

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pressey with the terrible

pressey with the terrible decision there. Up 2 but a 28 second differenc ein hte shot clock and game clock so the tigers need to score and he dribbles down to 2 seconds left and jacks up an ugly contested airball three. His decision making has been poor down the stretch.

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jordan adams with the game

jordan adams with the game tying basket with 10 seconds left. Lets see what mizzu has...

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wow, overtime. momentum is

wow, overtime. momentum is bruins right now

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I love Shabazz's tenacity on

I love Shabazz's tenacity on defense and on the boards.

AND LOL at that dude missing what was supposed to be Pressey's 20th assist. Ultimate fail.

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r they f'ing kidding me? Im

r they f'ing kidding me? Im am so mad right now at the bruins just ignoring shabazz on offense he is the man. They are going one on one with everyone but him.

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People were saying Shabazz

People were saying Shabazz jumper is streaky, but it looks elite to me. He just doesn't really have the ability to create his own offense.

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I agree. Shabazz seems to

I agree. Shabazz seems to make wide open 3s and layups/dunks in transition. I didn't see the whole game because I was switching back and forth with Minnesota/TT but Pressey needs to get better shooting, Brown needs to utilize his athleticism more...not sure how Bell missed that easy layup and not sure where Oriakhi was all night.

P.S., Bill Walton is a wise man and absolutely hilarious!

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speaking of bill, he used to

speaking of bill, he used to always say funny things like when a guy would throw up an ugly air ball he would say how his teammates should be ready the exquisite passing skills of said player. He did that again tonight. Shabazz was triple teamed under the basket and forced it up with the ball missing the rim and bill praises his high iq realizing if hes triple teamed just throw it to the opposite side of the rim where you surely have teammates ready, lol.

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bruins win!!!!!!! So happy

bruins win!!!!!!!

So happy right now. TOnight should crush any doubters about what shabazz is made of. They litteraly draw up no plays for him and he just plays within the offense spotting up and running the lanes and posting up when there's chances. If they made a little bit more of a conscious effort to get him the ball, he cold be even more dominant.

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They should have drawn up a

They should have drawn up a play for Ross to take the shot. Everything was bad for them at the end.

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Loved listening to Bill

Loved listening to Bill Walton call the game and overall was a fun game to watch. However, if I were Mizzou, I would have called a quick timeout on that offensive rebound so you could draw up a play to at least try and get you a decent look instead of dribbling back out to the 3 pt line and throwing up a hail mary.. I think there was still like 2.5 seconds left on the clock when they got possesion of the ball and still had one timeout left.

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Mizzou's lack of 2ndary

Mizzou's lack of 2ndary ball-handler hurt them in the end. Flip practically played the entire game at a high level and looked fatigued, at least mentally towards the end of regulation which led to some bad plays on his part, like the late consecutive TOs and the airball. Haith made some questionable calls as well, like keeping out Oriakhi down the stretch and that final play, with Pressey inbounding it.

That was the best game I've seen UCLA play up to date and they needed it. The Wear twins came through. For them to have continued success, the twins are gonna have to play more I think. They're the perfect pressure release for the other scorers since they can pop and make those easy jumpers from mid-range. If they start knocking down those jumpers at a high clip, that opens up driving lanes, passing lanes and it brings the help further away from the lane.

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