Friday, March 14, 2008

Hubert Davis - Still an Idiot

Basketball "expert" Hubert Davis once again showed his keen analytical skills at halftime of the Badgers-Michigan game. I'm going to paraphrase this, because we couldn't really hear it very well, but this is what I was told he said...

Wisconsin is going to have a hard time going very far in the NCAA tournament because they struggle to score 50 points in a game.

Never one to take Hubert as his word, I did a little research:
  • Wisconsin averages 68 points per game.
  • Wisconsin has not scored less than 50 points in a game this season.
  • In fact, they scored 60 points or more in 26 of their 31 games (including today's 51 point game, when they sleep-walked through a 17 point win over Michigan).
  • They've scored 70+ points 12 times this year.
  • Oh, and Wisconsin is #1 in the country in scoring defense at 54 points per game.
  • And #7 in the nation in margin of victory (14 ppg).
But why do any research before opening your mouth?

8 comments:

garcia said...

thanks for throwing up the quotes around expert, but I want to know who actually has called him an "expert"...i think most people at espn know him as "co-worker"

Bill said...

Ahh I would consider him a "Dumb Jock"

Anonymous said...

sucked as a player, sucks now.

i know there is no easy way to keep track of every team in the tournament, but to throw out something like that just makes you look stupid.

MGD Mike said...

Laying on my couch with a fever for the fifth strait day, I was watching the game and heard his stupid comments! In addition He also said " The Badgers have no perimeter shooting" and then again after the game...." Wisconsin will not go far in the tournament with out a go to guy, who can score"......Now I thought maybe I was hearing things, being that I am sick...but all game long Brent and Billy were praising the Badgers on how many people can score, and how much a better team they are than last year to go deep into the Tournament.... Hubert Davis is an Ass in my book!

Goldy said...

Seriously, this guy is a moron. I am sure he will bring up the point that Wisconsin only scored 51 points in a Big Ten Tourney game without ever mentionong that they won by 17 in that game. Much like earlie rin the year when Bilas said Wisconsin to go far because on average they scored 18 more points a game than they gave up. Hiubert responded that they are not a high enough scoring team to make it past the second round. OK then.

It seems that this years theme is that you have to have a star to go far. Well, that worked out great for the Badgers last year.

garcia said...

ON ANOTHER NOTE, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE WINNER OF THE WISCO/MSU GAME TODAY ON WINNING THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT! APPARENTLY IT ONLY TAKES TWO WINS TO WIN THE TOURNEY... (ALONG WITH A FREE PASS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME)

brad said...

Opposite of Hubert is Knight. That guys is shockingly good. Seriously, I could listen to him all day. He's right on point, doesn't blow a bunch of hot air, and isn't afraid to piss anybody off.

Anonymous said...

How many times did they score 70 vs a good team? Once maybe?