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    Default Matt Norlander Returns Zags to Top Spot

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    Gonzaga
    ⤴️ Previous: No. 2 | Gonzaga's laughably easily 90-60 win at 20-6 Saint Mary's convinced me to join Gary Parrish and rank the Zags No. 1 once more. The 25-1 Zags are the No. 1-ranked offense in college basketball and are beating opponents by an average of 21.7 points. If Gonzaga can hold off Dayton to have the best offensive efficiency in college basketball, it will rank No. 1 in back-to-back years. Across 21 seasons as Gonzaga's coach, Mark Few has had the No. 16 offense on average, which is an impressively high number, regardless of conference. GU has never been worse than 45th.
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    Baylor
    ⤵️ Previous: No. 1 | Winning streaks do not prevent you from falling in these here power rankings. Baylor (22-1) remains the No. 1 team in both polls, but it takes a one-slot slip here on the heels of -- for the first time this season -- playing back-to-back games in which it played down to its competition. BU won by eight at home in a sloppy game over the weekend against last-place Oklahoma State, then won 52-45 against Texas, in just a hideous game. But in terms of résumé, no doubt the Bears are an easy No. 1 overall.
    The BU-Texas game was hideous. Texas' offense is painful to watch...if I can see it, I wonder what the big money boosters are thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
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    The BU-Texas game was hideous. Texas' offense is painful to watch...if I can see it, I wonder what the big money boosters are thinking.
    Probably thinking Rick Barnes and making the tournament every year aint so bad after all.

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    Great thinking, Matt. I love how CBS thinks (vs ESPN) all the way around.
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
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    The BU-Texas game was hideous. Texas' offense is painful to watch...if I can see it, I wonder what the big money boosters are thinking.

    Haven't they had injuries this season? Shaka has recruited well since his arrival...i.e Hepa...we wanted him badly and he just has not panned out...might be too warm in Texas...

    Guess boosters are not happy and could be Shaka might be looking for another gig here shortly...

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    Good
    Now let’s kick butt in Malibu!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogozags View Post
    Haven't they had injuries this season? Shaka has recruited well since his arrival...i.e Hepa...we wanted him badly and he just has not panned out...might be too warm in Texas...

    Guess boosters are not happy and could be Shaka might be looking for another gig here shortly...
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    However, one of the commentators in the Feb. 10 win for Baylor on the Forty Acres over the Texas Longhorns basketball program reportedly went in on the coaching situation surrounding Smart. Fran Fraschilla had plenty to say in general about the Longhorns athletic department and how it’s not meeting the standard of success that it usually set in the past.

    Here’s what Fraschilla had to say on the matter of the Longhorn men’s basketball coaching situation in the fifth year under Smart’s direction.

    I’d be shocked if they get a guy like Chris Beard to leave Texas Tech. He’s (Smart) got a young team, he’s had some injuries. You gotta tell me who you’d hire before you make a coaching change, especially if you’re going to pay the man 10 million.
    Here’s what else Fraschilla had to say on the matter of Texas athletics at this point in time.

    Texas has been in the past about excellence, and let’s be honest: Most of their major sports are not very good right now. 7-5 in football doesn’t cut it. Women’s basketball is OK, baseball is horrible. That’s not Texas athletics.
    That’s a rough set of quotes considering Fraschilla was just covering the Longhorns basketball program taking on Baylor in a Monday night showdown at home. Texas didn’t really get blown out by Baylor, but he still decided to give his take on how bad the women’s basketball and baseball programs are doing at the same time.

    Is there a coach that the Longhorns could snag right now that’s better than Smart?

    There’s such a large talent pool to draw off of in college basketball that Texas would be able to find someone that could get them into the NCAA Tournament in more than two out of five seasons. Fraschilla was wrong on that point that they couldn’t find really anyone right now that could do that while keeping his program in good shape off the court.

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    "There’s such a large talent pool to draw off of in college basketball that Texas would be able to find someone that could get them into the NCAA Tournament in more than two out of five seasons. Fraschilla was wrong on that point that they couldn’t find really anyone right now that could do that while keeping his program in good shape off the court."

    Give Kyle Smith another year or two at Washington State and I think he would be someone to look at.

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    One thing to note about the Texas Longhorn basketball program is that they are building a brand new, state of the art arena to replace the Frank Erwin Center. So whoever the coach is at Texas, he will have that to sell...….

    Fran, BTW, is a Dallas resident...….

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    IMO this needs to stop. We are sitting in a great spot as a dissed #2 with something to prove. Don't take away the fuel writers.
    Quit social media. You'll be better for it.

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