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    Re: 2013 - 2014 UC Basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Ironically, they're also #26 in the RPI. Odd that they're ahead of Xavier (in the AP poll) who blew 'em out of the arena in their head to head
    Some teams match up very poorly with others. The polls can't take that into account but the tournament does.
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    Re: 2013 - 2014 UC Basketball

    Bearcats sitting pretty at #16 in the lastest SI Power Rankings.

    Cincinnati Bearcats (13-2)
    Mick Cronin has a rep as a strong defensive coach, but I'm still surprised to see the Bearcats ranked higher in adjusted defensive efficiency (5th) than Louisville is (14th) in January. Given the Cardinals' issues, how much Memphis has underwhelmed, and UConn's midseason swoon, it seems reasonable to call Cincy the new favorite to win the American Athletic Conference in its first year of existence. Following a 17-point loss to Xavier in mid-December, the Bearcats' defense locked down and has yet to allow an opponent to score more than 0.979 PPP.
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    Re: 2013 - 2014 UC Basketball

    Bearcats crack the AP Top 25, settling in at Number 19.
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    Re: 2013 - 2014 UC Basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Bearcats crack the AP Top 25, settling in at Number 19.
    Wow. That's quite a jump. Kudos to Mick and the gang...

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    Another win.

    I've been really, really impressed with the play of Justin Jackson this season. In the past I've been critical of the lack of player growth and development that taken place under Cronin's watch but Jackson has really made a huge leap forward this season.

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    Bearcats struggle before putting Temple away late. The final score is 69-58. Sean Kilpatrick led the way with 23. Rubles and Jackson also in double figures. A win is a win.
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    Re: 2013 - 2014 UC Basketball

    17-2 works for me

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    Bearcats go on the road and take care of business. 61-54. Wins are wins.
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    Re: 2013 - 2014 UC Basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Bearcats go on the road and take care of business. 61-54. Wins are wins.
    Agreed. Not many pretty wins with this group but 17-2 at this point in the season is pretty impressive.

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    Will be interesting to see the polls today. Should be in the 14-16 range. Take care of business against UCF and Temple this week and then the schedule starts getting pretty tough for the remainder of the season. Going 9-3 would be pretty solid in that stretch and would give them a good chance to win the conference.

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    Bearcats in at #15. Nice.
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    Re: 2013 - 2014 UC Basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Bearcats in at #15. Nice.
    I think they're over ranked there but it is nice I suppose. I doubt they're better than Ohio State, Iowa St and Duke. Their RPI is 21. That's probably a more accurate place for them.

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    Re: 2013 - 2014 UC Basketball

    I think UC is the better team than Ohio State at this point. Ohio State's best win is probably Marquette, who is 11-8 on the season. Not exactly a quality win. Their other two "best" wins are Notre Dame and Maryland, who are 11-7 and 11-8. They have one top 50 RPI win against North Dakota State, who checks in at #49. After dropping a game last night to Nebraska who was 8-8 and 0-4 in the Big Ten I'm convinced they don't belong in the top 25 until they show they can beat a quality opponent.

    Same goes for Duke really. They have beat a couple decent teams in UCLA and Michigan, but they also have losses to Notre Dame and Clemson. At this point that resume does not deserve to be ranked ahead of UC.

    Iowa State I would rank ahead of UC. They have some really nice wins, paired with a couple head scratcher losses against Oklahoma and Texas, but overall I would put them in the top 15.

    If you were talking in terms of talent, then yeah, Ohio State and Duke should be ranked in the top 5, but at this point in the season neither of them deserve to be ranked any higher than they are.

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    Bearcats are up to #11 in the CNNSI power rankings. I guess we will find out on the 30th when they travel to Louisville. That certainly would appear to be a solid test.
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    Justin Jackson is quite simply playing his butt off tonight. Cincinnati is definitely playing like a top 15 team in the second half so far.


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