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the Talking Can
03-20-2008, 07:57 AM
I know nothing about them.

Are they capable of beating Connecticut and going to the Sweet 16?

I'm looking for a first round upset, for some reason I want to pick this.

(or will they lose to Western Kentucky?)


(my only other real upset is Baylor over Purdue)

Reerun_KC
03-20-2008, 07:59 AM
I have drake upsetting ucoon to go to the sweet 16... But no further....

eazyb81
03-20-2008, 08:03 AM
their best player is a guy that averaged 8 points all season, and he was the conference player of the year.

I think they are way overrated.

the Talking Can
03-20-2008, 08:06 AM
their best player is a guy that averaged 8 points all season, and he was the conference player of the year.

I think they are way overrated.

eww....that's what I was afraid of....

Rooster
03-20-2008, 08:07 AM
Love the Drake......

FD
03-20-2008, 08:21 AM
Drake's style is to shoot three's from literally everywhere on the court, every player can shoot these even the big man. They could fizzle out or potentially do some damage. I think a lot of people are picking upset here but I like them. I look to Temple instead for my 12 seed upset.

Mr. Arrowhead
03-20-2008, 08:25 AM
they can shoot every where on the court, all the players can shoot. The only one that dont shoot is emmaunker and he just drive and dishes it out. To me that kind of style is dangerous in March.

Mr. Arrowhead
03-20-2008, 08:30 AM
also they got 5 players that average 10 points or more, and they are led by sophmore Josh Young who average neartly 16 points a game and has taken 182 3 points and shoots 45 % from the 3 point line

ROYC75
03-20-2008, 08:31 AM
eww....that's what I was afraid of....


He's a MU fan....... Drake is good, yes they can beat UCon. They do shoot alot of 3's, They are vary capable of getting to the sweet 16.

Mr. Arrowhead
03-20-2008, 08:33 AM
eww....that's what I was afraid of....
yea but hes their pg, who also averages 6.7 assist a game.

eazyb81
03-20-2008, 08:33 AM
He's a MU fan....... Drake is good, yes they can beat UCon. They do shoot alot of 3's, They are vary capable of getting to the sweet 16.

Exactly, so I of all people should know bad basketball when I see it! :)

Hoover
03-20-2008, 08:33 AM
I've seen them play. They are a great team and I think they win the first round then get beat once they play a team that can defend the outside well. I don't think this is the 12-5 upset. They are also well coached, Keno Davis is in his first year but have been with the team when his father Dr. Tom Davis was coach.

ROYC75
03-20-2008, 08:33 AM
UCon better play some serious D or say good bye ........

the Talking Can
03-20-2008, 08:34 AM
He's a MU fan....... Drake is good, yes they can beat UCon. They do shoot alot of 3's, They are vary capable of getting to the sweet 16.

actually, their description as a 3 point shooting team makes them a good matchup for Connecticut, negates the shot blocking of Thabeet....I think I'm going to pick them..

ceebz
03-20-2008, 08:38 AM
I like W. Kentucky over Drake. The Hilltoppers are very underrated.

ROYC75
03-20-2008, 08:49 AM
Exactly, so I of all people should know bad basketball when I see it! :)

Yur just just partial to that MU thingy that very few people understand ! :D

Drake can light it up outside, UCon better play some D , if Drake is on from outside...... they can play with many teams in the NCAA.

Ultra Peanut
03-20-2008, 08:51 AM
If you're in the Yahoo pick'em, please don't pick Drake over UConn.

kthx

RP_McMurphy
03-20-2008, 09:14 AM
Lose by 10-15 to Western Kentucky as Courtney Lee steps up and shows why is a possible NBA player.

Pitt Gorilla
03-20-2008, 09:14 AM
Drake's style is to shoot three's from literally everywhere on the court, every player can shoot these even the big man. They could fizzle out or potentially do some damage. I think a lot of people are picking upset here but I like them. I look to Temple instead for my 12 seed upset.Great take. Drake is incredibly beatable, if they aren't shooting well. However, they don't seem to have off-nights, if that's possible. UNI almost beat them at Drake, but Drake still pulled out the win. I think they'll beat some teams that they shouldn't, but they very likely could lose one they shouldn't as well.

In the end, I like their chances.

Skip Towne
03-20-2008, 09:17 AM
St. Joe over Oklahoma

Reerun_KC
03-20-2008, 09:20 AM
St. Joe over Oklahoma
Yep picked that one as well....

Ultra Peanut
03-20-2008, 10:14 AM
St. Joe over OklahomaDefinitely. OU's fading fast, and they were overseeded in the first place.

eazyb81
03-20-2008, 10:18 AM
I like Butler beating Tennessee and making it at least to the Sweet Sixteen. I also think they could make a run to the Elite Eight or even Final Four but don't have the balls to put that on my SHEET.....OF INTEGRITY.

Ultra Peanut
03-20-2008, 10:20 AM
I like Butler over Tennessee, too. Have UNC-UL in the regional final, though.

eazyb81
03-20-2008, 10:23 AM
I like Butler over Tennessee, too. Have UNC-UL in the regional final, though.

I'd love to see Pearl flame out again, he's such a douche.

Phobia
03-20-2008, 10:36 AM
Drake is less about their players and more about Dr. Tom Davis' coaching. That dude got more out of moderately talented Iowa teams in the 80's than anybody else could have.

So, don't count Dr. Tom out. He's a true student of the game and will exploit the other team's weaknesses through team play.

Ultra Peanut
03-20-2008, 10:39 AM
His son's coaching Drake now, actually.

Pitt Gorilla
03-20-2008, 10:43 AM
Drake is less about their players and more about Dr. Tom Davis' coaching. That dude got more out of moderately talented Iowa teams in the 80's than anybody else could have.

So, don't count Dr. Tom out. He's a true student of the game and will exploit the other team's weaknesses through team play.It's Keno's show now.

Phobia
03-20-2008, 10:47 AM
I know virtually nothing about college BB. Pay no attention to me.

Phobia
03-20-2008, 10:52 AM
Heh heh. I feel a little silly now. Here I am thinking I know something about Drake and I'm late to the party. How long as Dr. Tom been retired now? I should pick up a newspaper sometime, I guess.

Mr. Arrowhead
03-20-2008, 11:12 AM
Heh heh. I feel a little silly now. Here I am thinking I know something about Drake and I'm late to the party. How long as Dr. Tom been retired now? I should pick up a newspaper sometime, I guess.
this is his first year retired, although, Keno coached the team most of the year last year too, as Dr. Tom was ill alot of the year.

KCChiefsMan
03-20-2008, 12:49 PM
Love the Drake......

got to loooove the Drake!

I HATE THE DRAKE