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#1 cougars'12

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 12:22 AM

Where's all the Carolina fans at?

 



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 12:53 AM

I'm a UNC fan...and an alum.  Truthfully, this was a great game that was extra special to me by how Duke University honored Dean Smith.  Coach Smith was our coach when I was in school.  In fact, he won his last National Championship my senior year. 

 

I live about 12 minutes from the Duke Campus and about 20 minutes from UNC-Chapel Hill's campus, so there is always something extra special in the air when these two teams meet.  I've also worked with many Duke grads over the past 20 years and I find them all to be classy and professional.  It's really hard for me to gloat when UNC wins or to be upset when Duke wins.  It's probably something only a Duke or UNC alum can appreciate.  Mutual respect.

 

I was somewhat surprised that both teams shot so well in the first half.  The close score didn't surprise me, nor that Duke won.  The game could have gone either way, and I'm sure both coaches are proud of their team. 



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 01:09 AM

I can respect that statement and I can respect carolina's program, up here in the mountains where I live it seems like the carolina fans out number the duke fans 10 to 1 and they always seem to be the ones starting something up when duke looses, but I tend to keep my mouth shut until the duke/carolina game especial when we win, but I guess I've got to give some props to carolina, their sustained success in basketball is half of the reason this is the best rivalry in sports, anyway I wanted to start a thread cause this forum isn't getting much love and what better thread to start than a one about the best rivalry in sports with both teams being from carolina on a site based out of carolina.



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 01:18 AM

It was a great game and it won't get any easier for duke when we have to go to the dean dome, but oddly enough we've played better on the road this season, so it won't get any easier for carolina either, a sweep of the series would be pretty sweet  ;)



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 08:57 AM

I think Duke might be one player away from a National Championship.  Duke's bench is fairly thin, especially after Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the team.  Specifically, I'd like to see one more post player coming off the bench.  Marshall Plumlee is a decent player, but I wouldn't want to play him more than 5 or 6 minutes in a game.

 

UNC is missing some perimeter scoring.  Paige is a good player (but by no means a superstar), but besides Paige we really do not have a threat shooting the threes.  Our post players are solid...nothing spectacular, but solid.  The one player for UNC that I have my eyes on is Nate Britt.  If he can start shooting the three and play better D, he could be a game changer later on this season.



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 12:03 PM

Who are these teams, "Carolina" and "Duke" you speak of?

 

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 12:36 PM

I went back and saw the game via DVR.  I think that the depth really isn't that big of an issue with Duke as long as they remain healthy for the season.  Okafor is such an amazing player.  After watching Okafor and Winslow beat the brains out of Notre Dame a few weeks ago, I thought they might be the best two tandem in college hoops.  Last night, we saw Cook, Tyus Jones, and Jefferson show that may have one of the top two complete starting lineups in college basketball...Kentucky being the best starting lineup.

 

I don't believe any team has the talent as Kentucky, but I could see Duke beating the Wildcats if Kentucky has an off night.  In some ways, Kentucky appears to play to the level of their competition.  A smart team like Duke can find a way to exploit this weakness.



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 02:31 PM

I went back and saw the game via DVR.  I think that the depth really isn't that big of an issue with Duke as long as they remain healthy for the season.  Okafor is such an amazing player.  After watching Okafor and Winslow beat the brains out of Notre Dame a few weeks ago, I thought they might be the best two tandem in college hoops.  Last night, we saw Cook, Tyus Jones, and Jefferson show that may have one of the top two complete starting lineups in college basketball...Kentucky being the best starting lineup.

 

I don't believe any team has the talent as Kentucky, but I could see Duke beating the Wildcats if Kentucky has an off night.  In some ways, Kentucky appears to play to the level of their competition.  A smart team like Duke can find a way to exploit this weakness.

 

Okafor is an absolute gem. He's as much of a lock for #1 pick as there could be. 



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:04 PM

I went back and saw the game via DVR.  I think that the depth really isn't that big of an issue with Duke as long as they remain healthy for the season.  Okafor is such an amazing player.  After watching Okafor and Winslow beat the brains out of Notre Dame a few weeks ago, I thought they might be the best two tandem in college hoops.  Last night, we saw Cook, Tyus Jones, and Jefferson show that may have one of the top two complete starting lineups in college basketball...Kentucky being the best starting lineup.

 

I don't believe any team has the talent as Kentucky, but I could see Duke beating the Wildcats if Kentucky has an off night.  In some ways, Kentucky appears to play to the level of their competition.  A smart team like Duke can find a way to exploit this weakness.

When Okafor went down in the second half I about laid a golden egg because plumlee would have been his replacement



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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:07 PM

I went back and saw the game via DVR.  I think that the depth really isn't that big of an issue with Duke as long as they remain healthy for the season.  Okafor is such an amazing player.  After watching Okafor and Winslow beat the brains out of Notre Dame a few weeks ago, I thought they might be the best two tandem in college hoops.  Last night, we saw Cook, Tyus Jones, and Jefferson show that may have one of the top two complete starting lineups in college basketball...Kentucky being the best starting lineup.

 

I don't believe any team has the talent as Kentucky, but I could see Duke beating the Wildcats if Kentucky has an off night.  In some ways, Kentucky appears to play to the level of their competition.  A smart team like Duke can find a way to exploit this weakness.

They should have gave it to cook more in the second half, he was on fire in the first, and the way carolina was getting offensive rebounds I wasn't sure we were going to make a comeback without the 3 ball.






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