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NC and N. Dakota

Post by king » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:50 pm

3 wins last week put the Jacks up 5-1. This week we have two huge games against the best team in the league in my opinion (NC) and the best player in the league in Troy Huff of North Dakota. Can the Jacks upset NC in Greely? I don't know, that will be really tough. NC doesn't lose at home very often and they are 4-0 at home in conference play. It will take a heck of a game from our guys to pull this one out.

North Dakota is also tough and Troy Huff is a dang good player. That will be a challenge in itself, but definitely a winnable game if things go right.

I'm thinking we go 1-1 this week, winning in N. Dakota and going down in Colorado. Tough road trip. Let's see what happens.

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Post by mtjack » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:14 pm

I am optimistic but realistic with my hopes. This is going to be a tough road trip. UND's playing better now and UNC's has to be the favorite at this point. 2-0 would be nice. 1-1 is expected. 0-2 isn't inconceivable.

With travel as it is in league and the fact that so many teams seem to have stepped things up so far this season, I don't see many games being easy. I don't think it's debatable to say that SUU and UofM have regressed from last season. But SUU put a scare in WSU last week and UofM still has one of the top two players in the league. For all the scuffling it seems that WSU has done this season, they're still 5-1 and tied for first. There's a looong way to go.

I'm going to have to watch both games thru the VOD (video on demand) option on bigskytv.org early next week as I'm scheduled Thursday night and Saturday afternoon. Hope to at least be able to follow scores online.

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Re: NC and N. Dakota

Post by king » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:40 pm

what???? why didn't I know this VOD existed???? I've missed so many game and all this time I could have watched then on recordings? WOW. THANK YOU JACK!!

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Post by mtjack » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:40 pm

king wrote:what???? why didn't I know this VOD existed???? I've missed so many game and all this time I could have watched then on recordings? WOW. THANK YOU JACK!!
It took the accidental hitting of buttons to figure out what "VOD" did. It isn't advertised well and all the games aren't archived (especially road games) but it's come in handy often.

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Re: NC and N. Dakota

Post by king » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:12 pm

According to Mitch Stroman in Facebook the NAU team got a pep talk from former NBA coach George Karl in Colorado. That can only bode well for NAU :clap: :clap: Hope they come out "inspired" :thumb:

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Post by king » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:47 pm

well shit....

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Post by king » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:50 pm

defense wasn't working so well tonight. NC made it rain from downtown. The difference was that run they had right before half time. Hope they fix some things and be ready to take it to ND.

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Re: NC and N. Dakota

Post by mtjack » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:46 pm

Well...that kinda sucked. The road is a cold, cruel mistress in this conference. It wont get much easier at home next week either. Too many turnovers and two straight games of allowing UNC and UND to look all world shooting 3s. Back to the drawing board.

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Re: NC and N. Dakota

Post by king » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:30 pm

Just like that we go from leaders of the pack to middle of the pack. What a depressing weekend. This is going to be a roller-coaster of a season I'm afraid. Sometimes we may look like a million bucks and the next like hmm Southern Utah...I mean no offense to Southern Utah but they are the Idaho State of football this season...no offense to Idaho State either. :?

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