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CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"houston uab" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"Cabo start with you. What first round game in the south regional? Are you most looking forward to? Yeah, I would say probably loyal to Chicago and Ohio State. I think Vegas has it as something pretty close to a pick them and you're talking about in Ohio State team there with EJ Liddell, who's going to be looking for some redemption after they got bounced in the first round by oral Roberts last season back when the buckeyes were a two seat then they come in as a 7 seed this season and they've lost four out of their last 5. So I think loyal of Chicago is going to be a pick for a lot of just common folks out there filling in the bracket just based off a name recognition at this point, but I'm real curious to see if EJ Liddell can secure some redemption for the way that oil Roberts game ended last season. Chip? I know we've got to give respect, give some respect to Chris holtman, right? We need to give him, I guess. He doesn't get enough. He doesn't get enough, but he also doesn't have a lot of deep NCAA tournament runs. It's just, you know, just gonna throw that out there as we're talking about respect for Ohio State. I'll tell you what, the number one thing that I'm looking to check in on. And again, this is because I think the result will influence so much of how the entire bracket breaks. But Illinois Chattanooga is just such a fun game. And I think that when I look at Chattanooga and we see that the way that the mocks have played, we see that they're going to find themselves clearly at a disadvantage at trying to take care of Kofi coburn in general, but I think that that is a Chattanooga team that if Illinois plays down the way that Illinois has played down at times this season, then they potentially could be upset. Illinois at its ceiling could be the team that comes out of this region and makes it all the way to the final four and because I'm looking at a high variance team capable of a deep run, but one that also based on the worst of its basketball in the last month or so could get bounced. That four 13 Illinois Chattanooga game is a lot of my attention. My favorite ones Houston UAB. It's a 12 5 matchup. Houston, the outright AAC champions, Houston won the AAC tournament. Houston's top 5 in basically all computers, but only a 5 C because they really didn't get much done in the regular season in terms of big wins. I believe, as of this moment, they've got one quadrant one win, and it is Sunday's win over Memphis. David Cobb, do we believe in the Houston cougars or do we think jelly walker? Got a chance to upset him. He's a bucket. Jordan walker, name to know. Certainly a bucket in the south region. I've actually got UAB one in this. I think point spreads. This is the biggest upset, not just in my south region, but in my entire 60 18 bracket for the first round is UAB as a 12 and 8 and a half point favorite per the line that I picked today on CBS sports dot com excuse me, Houston in 8 and a half points every day. I think UAB wins the game straight up. It just feels to me like a team of destiny. They want a three overtime game and the C USA tournament semifinals. And then you're talking about a Houston team and we've been beating this drum all year to their credit. They've overcome it repeatedly, but those injuries at some point to market faster and trade on Mark have to catch up with Houston. And I just feel like this is a program that will eventually or pretty soon make another deep NCAA tournament run. I just can't look at this Houston roster with it in its current health condition and see a team that's going to do anything in this tournament. And perhaps I'll be lambasted in a few days for sleeping on Kelvin Sampson, who has done a phenomenal job this season with the hand he's been dealt, but I don't see Houston making a whole lot of noise in this bracket. I'm with you. And listen, my respect level for Kelvin Sampson is well documented. I think he's probably one of the 5 to ten best coaches in the sport. What he has built at Houston relative to what he took over, incredible. But here's the truth. There's not a team in the country that could lose two of his top four players and you would still think they're going to have a deep run in the NCAA tournament. The reason it really didn't impact Houston season regular season too much is because who was going to be them. Memphis? Memphis the only team that could just out talent them really, even after they lost two of the top four players. The American the season was just not very good outside of Houston, Memphis, and SMU, I guess. So missing to your top four players in the American athletic conference, if you're Kelvin sanson in Houston, that's how great he is. He could still walk through that pretty much without issue, but now you've got to walk through a bracket where you're running into real teams that are capable of beating you. I'm not insisting UAB will will be the team that does it. But I will be surprised if Houston is in the sweet 16. Before we go into the key element to that game, is three point shooting. Houston, one of the best three point shooting defenses in the country. UAB by percentage, one of the best three point shooting teams in the country. So Houston's three point defense, they allow opponents to shoot like 29% from three. Houston shoots about UAB shoots about 38% from three. Anyway, if you can hit threes, they're going to win that game. That's where it all comes down to because Houston's strength is defending the three. UAB is strength is hitting the three. 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CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"houston uab" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"Four seed chip. I'll start with you. What first round game in the west regional? Are you most looking forward to? Arkansas and Vermont because prior to the release of the bracket, I had Eric musselman's razorbacks as that dark horse kind of team, you know, we always ask us questions for CBS sports headquarters, you know, find a team below this line on the bedding board who you think could be able to make a deep run in the tournament. And with clearly JD note and the way that he played in the way that this Arkansas team defends, I liked a lot of the pieces for Arkansas to, again, make it to the second weekend and maybe cause some real problems. However, then the bracket was released and I see them getting paired against Vermont, which, by the way, Arkansas only about a 5 and a half point favorite. I mean, that's when the alarm bells go off. Like as a matter of principle, if you are a higher seed, but that betting line is within two possessions, then you are very, very like you are very, very likely going to be in danger at some point in this game. And so for a lot of reasons, I think that Arkansas Vermont, both for what it means to Arkansas, but also what it means to the rest of the bracket in terms of if Arkansas were to lose, that really opens things up for Yukon, another team that a lot of people are excited about. And so I just think that in the way that the whole west region is set up, whether or not Arkansas is a factor in the sweet 16 is going to be a big part of that. And so with them only being about a two possession favorite against a very, very good Vermont team, I think that's my, that's the first round game that I think is going to be the most impactful on how the region plays out. Same for you. Yeah, I agree. Huge northeast presence, by the way, in this pod. This is in Buffalo. So you'll have UConn fans that'll drive there. You'll have Vermont fans that will drive there. And then on the other side of the bracket, but this in this pod is Providence, there's going to be there's going to be just really, really good local relatively local fan bases get there. Arkansas Vermont is it for me. I think that the west is going to firecrackers. I love this. I love this region. I wrote about it for CBS sports dot com. It's on the CBS sports app. We have a lot to like in this part of this part of the bracket. Arkansas Vermont is the most enticing entertaining game heading in, matchup. We could look up and for all we know, Texas tech versus Montana state winds up being the best game in this region. It's why I adore this tournament is because we always find ways to get surprised. But going in to me the most Vermont's been on fire, man. They have been destroying opponents just won their games by an average of 37 in the America east. It was the largest average margin of victory for any team in any league tournament in more than three decades there. Arkansas can win this game. It can lose it. It can also I think pose a threat to Gonzaga if they were meeting in the suite 16 there. So yeah, I want to see what John Becker's team can do against an Arkansas team that has been really, really good at times. Remember, it did have a swoon. It's capable of having a let down game here. Both teams will be pretty ready to go. And I think it's just a terrific XML matchup between both these squats. You make a great point. Arkansas can win or lose this game. Not a lot of people are talking about it. And that's why you come to the eye on college basketball podcast. It's not talked about enough how much Arkansas can win or lose a basketball game. This doesn't get talked about a period until we get to the month of March. Here I am telling you right now that's going to play Vermont. There are two outcomes that can happen here. Arkansas can win this game against Vermont. Arkansas can also lose this game against Vermont. You're not going to find that kind of information anywhere else. Listen, I don't want to get too out there, you know, as we discuss what may or may not happen in this bracket, but honestly, after looking at it, I'd say the same thing for Yukon. They could win. They could win or they could lose. That is also true. Yeah. How about this? Here's a prediction for you. Either you kind of or Arkansas will lose. They will not play each other in the round of 32. I don't know which one. What I'm going to lose. Doesn't this feel like to GP's point chip? Doesn't this specific one? 5 12 5 12 economy Mexico state four 13 Arkansas Vermont. You look at the entire bracket, doesn't that double dip feel the most likely to have a double digit seed move along? No. But really? Yeah, we can talk about that when we get to the south region with that Houston UAB Illinois. I'm not going to be here. The core Magic Johnson, I'm not on that episode, but sure. That's fine. But your points are, I'm not as high just with my own personal analysis on New Mexico state. But I very much like the idea that there's so much excitement in that building. There's just such incredible energy and you know what's going to get the other fans really hyped up, watching some double digit seeds threatened for an upset or pull it off outright. So a 100% could see it. So look, I don't think you kind of because I will both win. I mean, they obviously could as norlander detailed early. People are talking about it. It's not going to win their games. And they won't lose them. Do you think that there'll be more disappointment, so that's trying to set up Arkansas, you kind of say it's not going to happen. There's so much buzz about another mic chevsky, Tom izzo, match up in the second round. That one also feels like it's a little bit too sweet and might get disrupted by the normal funny bounces of March. Well, that is my favorite first round game in this regional. Michigan state and David said, foster lawyer. Against his own team. Foster lawyer. Could barely play at Michigan state? Now he's going to drop 22 on Michigan state in the first round of the instantly turn. I think David's a wins that game. And.
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"houston uab" Discussed on Courtside with Seth Greenberg
"Really do. When I look at this region, other opportunities, yeah, there are opportunities for upsets, but I look at this and I say Arizona's got a pretty good path. I think their biggest challenge is potentially could be Illinois. Obviously, the mountain mass gradient is a man known as Kofi coburn, Tennessee, the SEC champions who maybe get up and underneath them. But when I look at this bracket and obviously Villanova who just wears you down with their toughness in their culture, what your guys take on to bracket. Well, I think Arizona has got a very good path at the top of the bracket. And that's really what you have to worry about initially. So if they beat the winner of right state and Bryant and Bryant has the nation's leading Sequoia and Peter kiss, who Bill we're after he would have loved. The kiss kiss with the kiss. And then they would, if they advance there, which I expect them to advance, they get the winner of seat and hall TCU and as well as TCU has played. I like seton hall. I think seton hall's got a great chance to win that game. But Arizona's better. And they can play at different tempos. They're better defensively. I think the Houston UAB game is interesting with jelly walker, scoring so many points and being so dynamic and unafraid against a Houston team that has dealt with injuries, but they're big and they're good defensively. But the bottom of the bracket is a black and blue region. Because there are so many so many teams that can play really good defense and they can be physical. I think the upset in that the bottom half of the bracket is loyal to Chicago, Ohio State. Ohio State's better, but better doesn't always win against loyal Chicago because they're so hard nosed and so good defensively and so I favor loyal to Chicago to win that game. Yeah, they upset I see you there and it's not really an upset because it's Michigan, Colorado state. David roddy and Isaiah Stevens are two terrific players. Stevens, a terrific guard that can do so much off to dribble, David ride is 6 5 6 6, 255 pound undersized power forward that can do just about everything out there on the floor. But hunter Dickinson is hard to guard to deal with and guard. They have no one who can match up with him. And with him starting to make that little 15 foot jump shot from the foul line makes it difficult to match up for them. Yeah, I'm all over the 6 11s. I have every 6 11. I got the 11 when it all four of them. And I think Michigan is one of those. I think that Caleb used some starting to play a little bit better than take better care of the basketball. Just in talking to coaches in the mountain west and say the one thing about cholera state is a struggle with real size and let's face it. Dickinson is real size. Disagree a little bit, you know, just with Loyola Houston, I think he's a toss up. Alkyl random to me, if he can embrace his first NCAA tournament, maybe his only NCAA tournament, obviously we know how good EJ Liddell is their guards just got to show up..