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  1. #1
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    MBB: Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61, Winthrop 44

    Thoughts on the play-in game to determine Duke's upcoming opponent here.
    Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.

    You're all jealous hypocrites. - Titus on Laettner

    You see those guys? Animals. They're animals. - SIU Coach Chris Lowery, on Duke

  2. #2
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    4 minutes is not a lot of basketball to extrapolate from, but I think either of these teams would have a very, very hard time scoring against us.
    Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.

    You're all jealous hypocrites. - Titus on Laettner

    You see those guys? Animals. They're animals. - SIU Coach Chris Lowery, on Duke

  3. #3
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    I see from a brief look at Kenpom that my 4 minute observation is consistent with a season's worth of data:

    Winthrop - 92.8 points per 100 possessions, ranked 307th in the country
    Ark-PB - 93.4 points per 100 possessions, ranked 302nd in the country
    Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.

    You're all jealous hypocrites. - Titus on Laettner

    You see those guys? Animals. They're animals. - SIU Coach Chris Lowery, on Duke

  4. #4
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    typically i root for the team with the best player name when i don't know them. it's a tough call between mantoris and lebaron

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by hc5duke View Post
    typically i root for the team with the best player name when i don't know them. it's a tough call between mantoris and lebaron
    Gotta go with Mantoris there, I think.

  6. #6
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    Neither of these teams shoot very well. I think they'd both have a hard time scoring 60 points against us.

  7. #7
    APB's offense seems to consist of clearing out the paint to let someone try to drive on his defender. Help-side defense should really make it difficult for them to score, and in a pinch "Orange" would shut them down.

    Winthrop, on the other hand, looks like the have trouble driving, but their passes are not crisp and passing lanes are not open.

    I'm encouraged by this game.

  8. #8
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  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by hc5duke View Post
    typically i root for the team with the best player name when i don't know them. it's a tough call between mantoris and lebaron
    Savalance isn't a bad candidate either.
    Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.

    You're all jealous hypocrites. - Titus on Laettner

    You see those guys? Animals. They're animals. - SIU Coach Chris Lowery, on Duke

  10. #10
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    Hopefully this means we can get some good bench play and keep the Big Three rested as much as possible. The second round game scares me if we play Louisville so the more rest the better. Duke does need Scheyer to come out of his scoring slump. His shot in the tournament had no legs behind them.

    GO DUKE!!
    The Terrapin Assassin

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by 91devil View Post
    Neither of these teams shoot very well. I think they'd both have a hard time scoring 60 points against us.
    Well, a lot of teams have trouble scoring 60 against us. We've held 17 of our 34 opponents to under 60 and 26 of our 34 opponents below 70.

    Considering that these teams are in the 300s in terms of offensive efficiency, I'd hope we'd hold them to below 60.

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavlaw View Post
    I'm encouraged by this game.
    Were you worried before?

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Kedsy View Post
    Were you worried before?
    Yeah, there's a reason why a #16 has never beaten a #1. And these teams were considered the two worst in the field (the worst of the 16s). Obviously anything could happen. But we're going to be HEAVILY favored on Friday.

  14. #14
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    It looks as though both teams would allow us to shoot unmolested threes. And if we miss, we have some pretty fair rebounders. Maybe, as a previous poster suggested, we can rest some players in this game.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Kedsy View Post
    Were you worried before?

    I think cavlaw is encouraged because it appears Duke can give the starters some rest playing either team. I do not want to have a game like Duke had against Belmont. Down to the wire, last game of the night then play the early 2nd round game against WVU.

  16. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by NashvilleDevil View Post
    I think cavlaw is encouraged because it appears Duke can give the starters some rest playing either team. I do not want to have a game like Duke had against Belmont. Down to the wire, last game of the night then play the early 2nd round game against WVU.
    Neither of these teams is Belmont. Both are below 200 in the Pomeroy Rankings. We've played 4 200+ teams this year:

    UNCG: 96-62
    Radford: 104-67
    Gardner-Webb: 113-68
    Penn: 114-55

    We scored 141.86 points per 100 possessions against such opponents, and allowed 83.72.

    I'm not saying the team shouldn't take them seriously. But I'm saying we should expect a 25+ point win. I'm also saying that we could have a complete and utter offensive meltdown, play average defense (by our standards) and win by 10+.
    Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.

    You're all jealous hypocrites. - Titus on Laettner

    You see those guys? Animals. They're animals. - SIU Coach Chris Lowery, on Duke

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by hc5duke View Post
    lebaron
    Is it Jon Voight's?

  18. #18

    Question about play-in game

    I always thought the #1 overall team in the tourney got to play the winner of the play-in game. Why do we get to play them?

  19. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by trinity92 View Post
    I always thought the #1 overall team in the tourney got to play the winner of the play-in game. Why do we get to play them?
    Friday and geography.

    -jk

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by trinity92 View Post
    I always thought the #1 overall team in the tourney got to play the winner of the play-in game. Why do we get to play them?
    Because the winner of the play-in game doesn't play the #1 overall seed if that team is playing at a Thursday/Saturday site. Which Kansas is.

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