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Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby newarenanow on Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:03 pm

Season starts tonight. Can't believe college hoops season is here.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:35 pm

Over/under on how many games it will take, for Rocco to call for Dixon to be fired?
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Rocco on Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:52 pm

columbia wrote:Over/under on how many games it will take, for Rocco to call for Dixon to be fired?


Can I start now?

My prediction- Pitt starts off quickly against soft opposition. They'll hit a lull around mid-January then pick up their play. They'll finish strong but get bounced quickly in the ACC tourney, then lose to a worse-seeded team in the tourney.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:57 pm

after thinking long and hard about the debacle that is pitt football, jamie dixon seems ok to this gentleman
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:01 pm

Things have really gone down hill since Carl Krauser graduated.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby the wicked child on Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:28 pm

Can't even get excited at this point...
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:39 pm

Rocco wrote:
columbia wrote:Over/under on how many games it will take, for Rocco to call for Dixon to be fired?


Can I start now?

My prediction- Pitt starts off quickly against soft opposition. They'll hit a lull around mid-January then pick up their play. They'll finish strong but get bounced quickly in the ACC tourney, then lose to a worse-seeded team in the tourney.


So its going to be like the last 10 years?
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Rocco on Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:59 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:
Rocco wrote:
columbia wrote:Over/under on how many games it will take, for Rocco to call for Dixon to be fired?


Can I start now?

My prediction- Pitt starts off quickly against soft opposition. They'll hit a lull around mid-January then pick up their play. They'll finish strong but get bounced quickly in the ACC tourney, then lose to a worse-seeded team in the tourney.


So its going to be like the last 10 years?


Pitt keeps going with what works, so I'm going to stick with predicting it.

Sure showed Savannah State who's boss tonight.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby canaan on Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:09 am

Cbb in general, duke is gonna be good...jabari parker is legit.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby IanMoran on Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:04 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:after thinking long and hard about the debacle that is pitt football, jamie dixon seems ok to this gentleman

Much like what I said with Wanny, pitt needs to accept its place. They aren't Kentucky, UNC, or Duke.. Much like Pitt football isn't LSU, Texas, USC, or Bama.

I'm fine with that
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby the wicked child on Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:39 am

I understand that Pitt isn't going to compete for NCs... but it would be nice if they didn't get embarrassed by a lower seeded team once in awhile... it's pretty depressing when no matter how successful the regular season is, you can count on a disappointing loss in the tourney(s).
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby IanMoran on Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:01 am

I once posted a long thing of NCAA elite and legendary coaches first seasons at big program compared to Dixon. He's doing quite well.

NCAAb has more teams with a chance than any other sport, its hard to get far... Stay on the top and it'll happen
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby ulf on Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:04 am

IanMoran wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:after thinking long and hard about the debacle that is pitt football, jamie dixon seems ok to this gentleman

Much like what I said with Wanny, pitt needs to accept its place. They aren't Kentucky, UNC, or Duke.. Much like Pitt football isn't LSU, Texas, USC, or Bama.

I'm fine with that

Accept its place? Seriously? Don't ever try for the next step because... its pitt? lol
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby IanMoran on Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:16 am

ulf wrote:
IanMoran wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:after thinking long and hard about the debacle that is pitt football, jamie dixon seems ok to this gentleman

Much like what I said with Wanny, pitt needs to accept its place. They aren't Kentucky, UNC, or Duke.. Much like Pitt football isn't LSU, Texas, USC, or Bama.

I'm fine with that

Accept its place? Seriously? Don't ever try for the next step because... its pitt? lol

Pitt's pretty much at its ceiling. They are good every year and its HARD to make final 4's and such with sooo many teams competing. NCAA basketball has more teams with a chance than any other sport. Please don't make me create the huge long post (can't find it now) of Dixon compared to other coaches start. Teams don't make the final 4 every 5 years lol. Quick example: Boheim didn't make final 4 until his 11th season. In 37 seasons he has 1 national championship (Carmelo Anthony), and 3 other final 4's. This isn't even the best example or a lone one, but rather the rule. Yet, people think its a tragedy dixon hasn't made it in 9 years or whatever.

He gets them in position almost every year, its just tough with how many teams have a shot. Its dumb to just judge someone because of often, bad luck and small sample size... What if Reynolds doesn't make that layup Dixon's suddenly a great coach? Same with that crazy flukey game against Butler... If you keep getting in good position, it'll happen eventually

There a HANDFUL of jobs (unc, duke, kansas, UCLA, Kentucky) were it might be reasonable to expect more. Pitt isn't one of them, I'm sorry.. Dixon has them in the very next tier. Dixon has Pitt at its ceiling, if they replace him its 20 times more likely they'll regress than improve imo
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby ulf on Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:24 am

I didn't say they should get rid of dixon, that was a waste of time typing that. I don't think they should be contempt with just being where they are, because they aren't "Kentucky, Duke or Kansas"
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby the wicked child on Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:10 pm

I don't think they should replace Dixon, but that also doesn't mean I should be happy with losing to lower seeds in the tourneys every year.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:38 pm

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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Rocco on Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:25 am

IanMoran wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:after thinking long and hard about the debacle that is pitt football, jamie dixon seems ok to this gentleman

Much like what I said with Wanny, pitt needs to accept its place. They aren't Kentucky, UNC, or Duke.. Much like Pitt football isn't LSU, Texas, USC, or Bama.

I'm fine with that


Would you rather try to be Duke, or try to be Iowa State?
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Rocco on Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:26 am

IanMoran wrote:He gets them in position almost every year, its just tough with how many teams have a shot. Its dumb to just judge someone because of often, bad luck and small sample size... What if Reynolds doesn't make that layup Dixon's suddenly a great coach? Same with that crazy flukey game against Butler... If you keep getting in good position, it'll happen eventually


It's hard to say something that happens year after year, often in the same fashion, is a function of luck.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Dickie Dunn on Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:13 pm

Dominant win for Pitt tonight. Guess that's what Lamar Patterson at his full potential looks like.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby IanMoran on Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:23 am

Pitt's OCC truly is a joke, it'll impact their seeding again

That being said, Stanford is their only semi-respectable test... looking forward to it.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:19 am

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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:23 am

How far in advance do they schedule games? I feel like this transition was a great opportunity to maintain old big east rivalries and improve the out of conference schedule.

Not surprised that they scheduled games against no one though.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby newarenanow on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:55 am

IanMoran wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:after thinking long and hard about the debacle that is pitt football, jamie dixon seems ok to this gentleman

Much like what I said with Wanny, pitt needs to accept its place. They aren't Kentucky, UNC, or Duke.. Much like Pitt football isn't LSU, Texas, USC, or Bama.

I'm fine with that


At least in BB, Pitt is like a Oklahoma St or Michigan St FB, where if they put together the right season, they can make a run. Pitt FB has very little chance at that.
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Re: Pitt basketball thread 2013-2014

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:03 am

Yeah, the comparison to football is not apt. Pitt Basketball can play with the best on their good days. Pitt Football cannot.
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