MBB vs Louisville

This is early for the same reason I put up the Women's thread. I am driving back to PA Sat and Sun and will be on the road when this game is played.

The Men play Louisville at Louisville on Sunday at 6 PM. The game is on the ACCN. Louisville is 23-6 overall, 14-4 ACC. They are 16-1 at home. Their only home loss was to Florida State.

Louisville will have a significant height advantage except when Ojiako is on the floor. Then they will only have a 1-2" per man height advantage. Center Malik Williams injured his foot in their last game and was in a boot at the end of the game. He has a twisted ankle; his return was unknown. If Williams can't play, they still have RSr 6'10" Steven Enoch to play the middle. He has been playing about half of most games.

Louisville is currently ranked #11/10 in the polls. I'm not sure what to say about this game after watching the second half against UVA. If our first half team shows up, we'll get run out of the building. If our second half team shows up, we could be competitive.

It will be interesting to see how much time each of the guards get in this game. At the end of the UVA game, it looked like Catoor and Cone played well together. Those two put a little more pressure on the defense than when Bede is one of the guards.

I don't see anything that leaps out at me in the stats other than that it would be good if someone could slow Nwora down a little bit. And we are going to have our hands full with Williams and Enoch, if both play.

Again, I am going to be driving from Fl to PA all day Sat and Sun. If anyone sees anything that should be added to this thread, please add it in the comments. And would someone please comment around 6PM Sunday if this thread is too far down the tracker.

Go Hokies!

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HOKIES!!

Is it basketball season yet?

Bumping for game day visibility.

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My 2019 Season Challenge: only comment with Star Wars memes. (completed as of Nov. 29)

My ACCN on FiOS has been frozen all day. Anyone else?

Edit: just power cycled the main cable box and it's working now. Weird, it was only the one channel.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Bucket's got a lid on It.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Just once I think it would be fun for VT to be the good team that can mug other players and get away with it without fouls. Sadly, it won't be any time soon I'm afraid.

El. Psy. Kongroo.

Luckily it was for both teams.

Can't really complain about being tied at half by an obviously better team especially considering how much we've struggled shooting (again).

If we have a typical second half, this could be a game.

Guy covering Cone is going to be be beat when this game is done.

I said "missed 3 by Nolley at 15:05 this is where it falls apart", promptly go down by 5. Hopefully this doesn't age well.

...these fouls though, some look questionable in real time.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

And you wont see a replay on those calls when the game is on ACC Network. I'm convinced the league office influences the broadcasts so that controversial calls aren't replayed. Almost never see a replay on a block charge. Games on other networks seem to have more replays of questionable calls and fewer replays of layups.

Well, it appears we have a good half of basketball in us for each game.

Is it basketball season yet?

Leading the nation in moral victories.

We put the K in Kwality

Lotta extra steps on the Loiusville drives.

They are prepping their players for the NBA. Saw a replay the other day on ESPN, guy took SEVEN steps - yep, didn't call a travel. So gotta give them some leeway as they prep for the NBA

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Duke shot 31 free throws to our 7... I'm anxious to see what the final count will be tonight.

Is it basketball season yet?

How many fouls can there be on us. 5 foul discrepancy in the 2nd half and was at least 4 in the 1 half

Foul call discrepancy is always suspicious.

So coach Mac gets to change the call?

Is it basketball season yet?

2nd game in a row where the guy closest to the ball doesnt stick with his call.

Cattoor must have stared at him to hard to be called for that foul.

Cattoor had his hands down and wasn't playing defense...how was anyone called a foul on?

He looked at the offensive player.

Worst. Air guitar. Ever.

Horne can stop shooting those three's a couple feet behind the line

Is it basketball season yet?

Ran out of gas.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Jalen Cone is amazing

VB born, class of '14

Nwora getting the Harden treatment tonight.

How the fuck is that a foul on cone?

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

No kidding. Louisville guy extends his arm and runs Cone over. Foul on Cone.

Wow these foul calls

Think we need a gif-tory of the worst calls of the night to see if our suspicions are confirmed, calls like that one on Cone make me very suspicious....like as if Louisville needed any help.......
Since gif-tories have been in short supply for basketball games recently.

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I detest Looserville almost as much as I detest LOLUVA

Is it basketball season yet?

7 foul call discrepancy. Even higher in 2nd than 1 half

Nolley with more turnovers than field goals.....he is terrible when he dribbles. That is the bottom line.

here is one of the great calls made by Teddy

How does this fuckwit still get jobs?

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Was the foul called for 'lack of defense'? TV Teddy has his own rule book that we obviously are not privy to.

Go Hokies!!

Good thing you snagged a replay, because ACC Net coverage wont.