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    LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball have turned pro, agreeing to one-year contracts with Vytautas Prienai in the first-division Lithuanian league, sources told Yahoo Sports.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-lam...224230655.html
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    So Trae Young just had 26 points and 22 assists in just 29 minutes. the 22 assists ties the NCAA record. He now leads the country in scoring and assists.

    in 29 minutes, Young accounted for 74 points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    So Trae Young just had 26 points and 22 assists in just 29 minutes. the 22 assists ties the NCAA record. He now leads the country in scoring and assists.

    in 29 minutes, Young accounted for 74 points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    Clockwork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    I saw you were the last post in this thread and knew it was a Young post before clicking. Alec Burks part 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    I saw you were the last post in this thread and knew it was a Young post before clicking. Alec Burks part 2.
    a little different than Burks, but I had just finished watching the game - was as impressive as the numbers would suggest - and I thought 26 and 22 in 29 minutes was worth mentioning in the NCAA basketball thread.

    I'm a fan in the sense that he's a pretty special player and fun as hell to watch, but I couldn't care less about OU and not sure how big a fan I will be once he hits the NBA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    a little different than Burks, but I had just finished watching the game - was as impressive as the numbers would suggest - and I thought 26 and 22 in 29 minutes was worth mentioning in the NCAA basketball thread.

    I'm a fan in the sense that he's a pretty special player and fun as hell to watch, but I couldn't care less about OU and not sure how big a fan I will be once he hits the NBA.
    I was kidding. You were the first person I saw talking about him. I’ve paid attention since. He’s been very impressive.
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    FTR, as soon as I saw those highlights last night on ESPN, my first thought was: "What is up with that dude's hair?" My second thought was: "I'll bet SMR hasn't has such a chub since Scott Machado was dropping dimes at Iona."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    FTR, as soon as I saw those highlights last night on ESPN, my first thought was: "What is up with that dude's hair?" My second thought was: "I'll bet SMR hasn't has such a chub since Scott Machado was dropping dimes at Iona."
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    I watched a couple small college guys last night who are having incredible seasons so far. Fletcher Magee of Wofford (beat UNC in Chapel Hill) 6'4" guard averaging 24 ppg and has an otherworldly TS% of 75% currently.

    Adjin Penava of Marshall (HC is Mike D'Antoni's brother) is a 6'10" forward who is second in the country in PER at 35 - averaging 19, 10 and 4(blks - NCAA leader) - 64% FGs, shooting 40% from three. In his previous game against Ohio, nearly had a triple double with blocks - 33, 15 and 9.

    Neither necessarily looked like NBA prospects, but i've only seen them that one time and with those skills, you never know.
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    Watched the ASU/AU game today. Deandre Ayton. Holy cow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Watched the ASU/AU game today. Deandre Ayton. Holy cow.
    He's a true throwback to the great true centers who came into the league in the 80s. not sure about his place in today's NBA, but he's a special talent.
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    at this point there is pretty much a consensus top 6 for the draft.

    in no particular order, Doncic, Ayton, Bamba, Bagley, PorterJr and Young.

    this weekend they five who are playing did this:

    Doncic - 20, 10 and 9 - in Euroleague
    Ayton - 23 and 19 - vs #3 ASU
    Bamba - 22, 15 and 8 blocks - vs #11 Kansas
    Bagley - 32 and 21 vs #24 FSU
    Young - 39 and 14 assists vs #10 TCU

    these guys are not overrated.
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    UMass has been trailing Dayton in the first half. Currently down 6 with 90 seconds left in the period.

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    My wife and I went down to Logan this weekend to see BSU play USU. I'm not sure how Koby McEwen ended up in Logan but that kid is a really good player. BSU has their own stud in Clandler Hutchinson so it was fun to see two really good players go at each other. USU should be embarrassed about a small percentage of their student fan base, I'm all for college kids having a good time at a game but they step over the line.

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    Our good friend, Craig "Hair" Thompson, has been talking to Gonzaga about joining the MWC. Gonzaga is reportedly interested:

    Several sources said Gonzaga coach Mark Few is involved in the Mountain West discussions and intrigued by the possibility, particularly if BYU follows.
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...228-story.html

    At least one inaccuracy in the article:

    BYU’s eight-year deal with ESPN to air its home football games is up after this year.
    ESPN exercised an option extending the football TV deal through 2019:

    BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe today announced ESPN has exercised its contract option to extend broadcast rights of BYU football through the 2019 season. On Sept. 1, 2010, BYU announced an exclusive eight-year contract (2011-18) with ESPN to broadcast its home football games on the ESPN networks. The term of the agreement will now include a ninth year (2019).
    https://byucougars.com/story/athleti...ball-contract/
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    Oh gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Our good friend, Craig "Hair" Thompson, has been talking to Gonzaga about joining the MWC. Gonzaga is reportedly interested:



    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...228-story.html

    At least one inaccuracy in the article:



    ESPN exercised an option extending the football TV deal through 2019:



    https://byucougars.com/story/athleti...ball-contract/
    Trying to get BYU back has to be a major reason the MWC would be talking to Gonzaga. But don't they have too many teams already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Trying to get BYU back has to be a major reason the MWC would be talking to Gonzaga. But don't they have too many teams already?
    I’d support it if it was for Olympic sports only.


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    Yay! A whole new batch of schools can forever hate us for destroying their conference. What would this be? The fourth time?

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    Gonzaga, Mountain West Conference discuss possibility of expansion

    The Mountain West has 11 basketball members and 12 in football (Hawaii). The Mountain West had five NCAA Tournament representatives five years ago, but it has been a one-bid league the last two seasons.
    What is so awesome about going from what has become at least a 2-bid league to a 1-bid league where you get to travel to Laramie, Albuquerque, and Ogden?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
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    Gonzaga, Mountain West Conference discuss possibility of expansion



    What is so awesome about going from what has become at least a 2-bid league to a 1-bid league where you get to travel to Laramie, Albuquerque, and Ogden?
    Jokes aside, I don't think the MWC would be a 1-bid league if we joined it with the Zags. But it already has too many teams. Not sure even 3 or 4 bids would cut it either in terms of revenue split among everyone. On the other hand, we can't afford to be stuck in the WCC without Gonzaga. We should actually be pushing for an expansion of the Big East to create a western division which would include us and the Zags and St. Mary's.
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    I'd be just fine going to the MWC with gonzaga for olympic sports only.

    The WCC is seriously so mickey mouse (blah blah blah, BYU can't win in a mickey mouse conference, blah blah blah).

    Outside of SMC and gonzaga, the WCC is so rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    I'd be just fine going to the MWC with gonzaga for olympic sports only.

    The WCC is seriously so mickey mouse (blah blah blah, BYU can't win in a mickey mouse conference, blah blah blah).

    Outside of SMC and gonzaga, the WCC is so rough.
    The WCC is better than the MWC in most of the olympic sports. But I get it that those aren't as important. BYU has to do what they have to do. If Gonzaga really wants to leave we can't afford to be stuck without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Jokes aside, I don't think the MWC would be a 1-bid league if we joined it with the Zags. But it already has too many teams. Not sure even 3 or 4 bids would cut it either in terms of revenue split among everyone. On the other hand, we can't afford to be stuck in the WCC without Gonzaga. We should actually be pushing for an expansion of the Big East to create a western division which would include us and the Zags and St. Mary's.
    I'm not a fan of either league, although each league has teams worth following. I'd much prefer associating with the already big AAC.
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    The MWC currently has 11 teams for basketball. If they were to add Gonzaga, BYU and St. Mary's they have 14, which could actually work out pretty well for scheduling. You divide into divisions of 7, play everyone in your division home and home (12 games). Then play the other 7 teams once each and play everyone. Or you play six of the seven, 3 at home, 3 on the road and rotate them through. 1 team in the other division you wouldn't play once every seven years.

    It might be better for basketball. It would be about the same competition level wise for women's volleyball and softball and basketball.

    But it would be much worse for baseball and women's soccer where the WCC is way stronger than the MWC.
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    Football!
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    Some people are saying BYUTV would be a problem in the MWC. I don't think so. Everyone seems to forget that the party that had a problem with BYUTV was Comcast, the owner of the Mtn. The Mtn wanted rights to everything whether broadcast or not, and that is what BYU got upset about since it went against the understanding they had when the TV deal was first agreed to by all the schools. Comcast came on board later and changed the rules on us, and then the MWC only told us about it after the fact.

    Currently the MWC has deals with CBS and ESPN. Comcast, which is notoriously horrible to work with sold their portion of the rights several years ago. I seriously doubt BYU would be prohibited from showing games on BYUTV that ESPN and CBS aren't carrying. It goes without saying that BYU is going to demand the rights to put non-nationally televised games on BYUTV and have it in writing this time. The MWC would know this going into any talks with us, but BYUTV isn't a threat to the conference. It was only perceived to be a threat by Comcast trying to push a new channel at the time while having the misguided thought that somehow if a BYU game were being shown on a different channel that it would hurt the audience on the mtn for UNM vs. Wyoming, or whatever, which was stupid. The other explanation is that Comcast just has a culture of being assholes who enjoy being difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Some people are saying BYUTV would be a problem in the MWC. I don't think so. Everyone seems to forget that the party that had a problem with BYUTV was Comcast, the owner of the Mtn. The Mtn wanted rights to everything whether broadcast or not, and that is what BYU got upset about since it went against the understanding they had when the TV deal was first agreed to by all the schools. Comcast came on board later and changed the rules on us, and then the MWC only told us about it after the fact.

    Currently the MWC has deals with CBS and ESPN. Comcast, which is notoriously horrible to work with sold their portion of the rights several years ago. I seriously doubt BYU would be prohibited from showing games on BYUTV that ESPN and CBS aren't carrying. It goes without saying that BYU is going to demand the rights to put non-nationally televised games on BYUTV and have it in writing this time. The MWC would know this going into any talks with us, but BYUTV isn't a threat to the conference. It was only perceived to be a threat by Comcast trying to push a new channel at the time while having the misguided thought that somehow if a BYU game were being shown on a different channel that it would hurt the audience on the mtn for UNM vs. Wyoming, or whatever, which was stupid. The other explanation is that Comcast just has a culture of being assholes who enjoy being difficult.
    This is the most rational explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    This is the most rational explanation.
    I know pretty much firsthand. They are a horrible client. They are also consistently terrible to the audience whenever they hold any kind of sports broadcast rights (hello mtn). And as a regular consumer I would never in a million years buy any service from them ever.
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