GT vs NIU basketball game MEGATHREAD.

slugboy

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Just reading by the box scores, they’re 1-2 and got thrashed by Northwestern. However, we’ve watched ACC teams have terrible losses to start the season lately. I would think that a motivated and energetic GT squad playing disciplined basketball should be able to walk out with a safe win, but if we play like BC or Louisville have lately it’ll be embarrassing.

Sagarin seems to say we should be about a 13 point favorite on a neutral site, and 15.5 at home. NIU was a few points closer to Northwestern than that in their game.

I think UNC and Duke might be able to roll a ball out and win, but we can’t sleep on anyone.

GDateTimeTypeOpponentConfSRSTmOppOTWLStreakArena
1Mon Nov 7 20228:00pREGIllinois-SpringfieldL778301L 1
2Fri Nov 11 20228:00pREGNorthwesternBig Ten30.90L466302L 2
3Mon Nov 14 20228:00pREGPurdue NorthwestW997312W 1


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Generated 11/16/2022.

Sagarin
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College Basketball 2022-2023    Div I games only    through games of 2022 November 15 Tuesday                                                
                                RATING    W   L  SCHEDL(RANK) VS top 25 | VS top 50 |  PREDICTOR   | GOLDEN_MEAN  |  RECENT 
                HOME ADVANTAGE=[  2.83]                                               [  2.83]       [  2.83]       [  2.83]

83  Georgia Tech            =  78.44    1   0   76.55( 137)    0   0  |    0   0  |   78.05   92 |   79.14   84 |   77.34   88  ATLANTIC COAST

296  Northern Illinois       =  66.14    0   1   85.51(  25)    0   0  |    0   1  |   65.57  304 |   64.88  306 |   64.71  289  MAC


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Rk    Team    Conf    W-L    AdjEM    AdjO    AdjD    AdjT    Luck    AdjEM    OppO    OppD    AdjEM

119    Georgia Tech    ACC    2-0    +5.07    100.2    177    95.2    77    70.1    216    +.000    148    -0.18    192    98.1    247    98.3    151    -0.18    193

292    Northern Illinois    MAC    1-2    -9.93    94.9    291    104.8    277    69.3    263    +.000    148    +17.99    37    107.1    64    89.1    13    +17.99    37
 
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Despite having played two D2 schools they rank 290th or worse in almost every major offensive metric.

Some of their defensive numbers are bloated (holding opponents to 22.7% from 3) likely due to level of competition.
 

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I'm more interested in NIU staying within 17 of Northwestern than the D2 games. For a team ranked around 290 or so, I'd rather see Northwestern (and us) blow them out by 30. They're D1, though.
 

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I'm more interested in NIU staying within 17 of Northwestern than the D2 games. For a team ranked around 290 or so, I'd rather see Northwestern (and us) blow them out by 30. They're D1, though.
Simple explanation is that Northwestern isn’t very good despite some nice pieces. They were down to Georgetown at the half last night and the Hoyas might be the worst team in the P6
 

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There were bright spots in the second half, but there were more bad minutes than good. Fortunately, we had a 23 point lead at halftime.

So, we actually “lost” the second half by 5 points. Glad to have the win, but the film review is going to be harsh.

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MWBATL

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That was some bad basketball the first 10 minutes of the second half.

That was some good basketball in the first half.

Jeckyl and Hyde team?
 

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I was impressed with the energy level that we had most of the game, I believe spearheaded by Smith. I wish Franklin was taller.
 

AUFC

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It’s really nice to have distributed scoring again. The boards on defense are going to be really frustrating this season - we are getting owned there by bad teams against these small ball lineups.
 
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