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Photo: A season's worth of tip-offs

Posted on: March 2, 2011 12:50 pm
Detail from the 20 Tips image at Golden Grizzlies Gameplan

Posted by Eric Angevine

Ever since I started writing exclusively about college basketball, I've chosen to look at the big picture, which makes for difficult viewing when you have 345 teams in your field of vision. That's why I've always loved those who choose a team or a conference and dig in for the great moments and details the rest of us might miss.

Corey at Golden Grizzlies Gameplan is one such blogger. He's been writing about Oakland of the Summit League since 2009, which means he was giving props to this team long before they became the 22-9, 17-1 road warriors who took down Tennessee at Thompson-Boling. That was just one victory in an exceedingly brutal trip through the power conferences that may have given the Griz a bit of an edge in toughness that will come in handy in the postseason.

Corey has collected images from 20 tip-offs that encapsulate all the floors the Grizzlies played on this season. It's a great way to see just how tough their non-conference road trip was and how that no doubt draining experience got them ready to dominate in their own league. The image above is just a detail from the full-sized tapestry on the Gameplan home page. Head over and check it out, and you can say you knew them when as they screw up your office mates' brackets.

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Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2011 3:26 pm

Photo: A season's worth of tip-offs

Oakland has quite the team. I've seen it first hand as an SUU student and writer. Everyone is hearing about Benson but Will Hudson, Reggie Hamilton and Drew Valentine are all really talented players too 

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2011 1:04 pm

Photo: A season's worth of tip-offs

I would add that Robert Morris has had an equally brutal non-conference schedule.   Actually, I'd like to see a blog about who payed the toughest non-conference schedule this season.

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