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[Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« on: February 03, 2023, 06:11:32 AM »

The bubble turns blue in today's bracket update, with a pair of marquee programs projected to meet each other in Dayton. We dig into the blue bloods on the bubble and also look at what would be an incredibly interesting pod for Marquette, featuring an alumni on the opposing sideline followed by some close ties to a former Marquette coach.

https://www.crackedsidewalks.com/2023/02/blue-blooded-bubble.html
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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2023, 07:47:27 AM »
Good stuff Brew!

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2023, 08:09:53 AM »
Such a weird bubble year.  Teams like UNC and Kentucky have good metrics, but relatively weak resumes.

Then teams like Oklahoma and Wisconsin have weaker metrics but more Q1 wins on their resume.

And there's very little separation between last four byes and NIT 2 seeds.  16 teams for the last 8 spots.  Glad MU doesn't have to worry about the bubble this year.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2023, 08:12:14 AM »
We saw with UNC last year, that their current record means nothing.
UNC was a total beast.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2023, 08:14:43 AM »
The more we win the more we help Bucky. Ironic isn't it.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2023, 08:15:37 AM »
Interesting

But, no way the NCAA has NC v. UK in a play in game.  No way

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2023, 08:16:32 AM »
We saw with UNC last year, that their current record means nothing.
UNC was a total beast.

Agreed.  What is going on with that team?  Lack of focus until the tourney lights come on?

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2023, 08:17:40 AM »
Struggling to overcome Garcia transferring to Minnesota.
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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2023, 08:20:48 AM »
Its a set up for a Marquette/UNC rematch.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2023, 08:23:08 AM »
Its a set up for a Marquette/UNC rematch.

I want absolutely no part of UNC in March.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2023, 08:23:50 AM »
If so, hope MU shows up for the game.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2023, 08:52:39 AM »
Struggling to overcome Garcia transferring to Minnesota.
Haha….thinking of the post game presser when UNC teammates asked if they hd spoken to Dawson…….crickets.

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2023, 09:19:23 AM »
Interesting

But, no way the NCAA has NC v. UK in a play in game.  No way

Why?  That would be great for the NCAA.  If it's between UNC vs. UK with Charleston and Florida Atlantic in the NIT or FAU vs. Charleston with UNC and Kentucky in the NIT, the NCAA would do everything they could to justify UNC vs. UK.
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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2023, 09:48:39 AM »
Agreed.  What is going on with that team?  Lack of focus until the tourney lights come on?

Their schedule is tricky from here on out. A number of banana peels (@ Wake, @ FSU) and some games that might be tough but not particularly rewarding on the resume (Miami, Clemson). They probably need 2/3 against Duke & UVA without any major slip ups to feel confident.

I think their problem is a combination of style and depth. They want to run but don't have any depth. As a result, they've led some games but lost them at the end, or in the case of Syracuse almost lost to an inferior opponent. Maybe their new Iron 5 will be ready for March, but they need to turn it on fast because they are going in the wrong direction.
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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2023, 09:53:29 AM »
Lunardi still has UNC as a 9
Lazar picking up where the BIG 3 left off....

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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2023, 03:15:53 PM »
I want absolutely no part of UNC in March.
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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2023, 07:42:51 PM »
Interesting

But, no way the NCAA has NC v. UK in a play in game.  No way

Probably not but it would be amazing if they did. It would get tons of attention and would be pretty fun in my opinion. 

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Re: [Cracked Sidewalks] Blue Blooded Bubble
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2023, 05:52:57 AM »
Interesting

But, no way the NCAA has NC v. UK in a play in game.  No way

We saw Michigan State vs UCLA in a play in just 2 years ago. If that's where they fall on the curve, that's where they'll go.
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