View Poll Results: Who was the MOTM?

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  • Miles Plumlee

    19 13.87%
  • Mason Plumlee

    0 0%
  • Andre Dawkins

    75 54.74%
  • Seth Curry

    0 0%
  • Ryan Kelly

    2 1.46%
  • Tyler Thornton

    0 0%
  • Josh Hairston

    0 0%
  • Austin Rivers

    41 29.93%
  • Quinn Cook

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    MOTM: Duke vs Florida State (Feb 23, 2012)

    Who was the Man-of-the-Match?
    Bob Green
    United States Navy (Retired)
    @JBobGreen

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    Who was the Man-of-the-Match?
    "I'll take Andre for three, Bob"
    "What, me worry?" -- Roy Williams

  3. #3
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    It had to be Rivers for the all around game. He was great on offense and defense. Great steal at the end when we could not get a rebound to save our lives. Dawkins shot great but it was not a complete game on both sides.
    The Terrapin Assassin

  4. #4
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    I have to go with Miles. He played his butt off. He stepped up big. This game was huge for us and he played strong wire to wire.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    Who was the Man-of-the-Match?
    Either 'Dre or Miles.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    "I'll take Andre for three, Bob"
    I agree! Dawkins was "El Hombre" tonight!
    Bob Green
    United States Navy (Retired)
    @JBobGreen

  7. #7
    Miles, Andre, and rRivers.

    Seth and Kelly even hit some big shots.

  8. #8
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    Nobody played bad, save Mason, but Andre put us in position to win. Great, great effort my Miles too. Had he kept it up in the second half he would have easily won my vote. Alas, the giant POS Teddy Valentine shut him down...

  9. #9
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    Austin and Miles both made important contributions--and Miles really set the tone at the beginning, which was big. But Andre was the difference maker in this game.

  10. #10
    It became very apparent that this team is now looking like a tough Duke team. Great effort all over the court.

  11. #11
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    Couldn't go wrong with either Austin, Miles, Ryan, Seth but my vote goes to Andre for the lift he gave us in the first half. Those threes were very big, especially for our confidence. Miles is one tough dude. GoDuke!

  12. #12
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    Voted for Miles as he did the dirty work, even with 2-3 really cheap calls by teddy "the show" valentine. Can easily see votes for Dre and AR, too. Really fine games for both of them.
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  13. #13
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    Miles - or Ryan

    Miles and Ryan were in the middle of lots of plays that took opportunities away from FSU. Oh - and Andre dropped a few on them, too. Tough pick for me, but I'll give it to Miles, with Ryan right behind him.

  14. #14
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    I'm voting for Austin for two reasons, toughness and aggression. He tweaked his ankle twice during the game, both times caused by an FSU player who didn't get called for a foul, but he just seemed to come back and take it at them. I think he got a little wild a couple times, notably at the start of the second half where he hit threes on the first two possessions, and then appeared to have an open drive the next time down, but pulled it back out to take a contested three that missed badly. Overall, though he was the most aggressive guy on the floor, and was willing to challenge the FSU defense all the way to the rim, hustled well for loose balls, got that huge steal at the end, and had 4 assists to just 2 turnovers. I think the next big step for Austin (which probably won't happen this year) is for him to let the game come to him in terms of his decision making. Too often, he seems to make up his mind on drive, pull up or pass before he starts his move. For a freshman, though, that's a rare thing to have, and hopefully, he takes another year here to develop it.
    Pratt '09
    GO DUKE!

  15. #15
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    Voted for Austin for his solid perimiter defensive work. No game winning 3s from FSU tonight and Austin was a big part of that. He also hit his free throws when the game was on the line. He played like a man and a winner.

  16. #16
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    If I could split my vote, it would be between Andre and Austin but I've got to pick one and that's Andre. He set the tone in the first half and gave them confidence going into the second half. Great effort though as a team.

  17. #17
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    what he said...plus

    Quote Originally Posted by SCMatt33 View Post
    I'm voting for Austin for two reasons, toughness and aggression. He tweaked his ankle twice during the game, both times caused by an FSU player who didn't get called for a foul, but he just seemed to come back and take it at them. I think he got a little wild a couple times, notably at the start of the second half where he hit threes on the first two possessions, and then appeared to have an open drive the next time down, but pulled it back out to take a contested three that missed badly. Overall, though he was the most aggressive guy on the floor, and was willing to challenge the FSU defense all the way to the rim, hustled well for loose balls, got that huge steal at the end, and had 4 assists to just 2 turnovers. I think the next big step for Austin (which probably won't happen this year) is for him to let the game come to him in terms of his decision making. Too often, he seems to make up his mind on drive, pull up or pass before he starts his move. For a freshman, though, that's a rare thing to have, and hopefully, he takes another year here to develop it.
    Loved what Andre did and Miles was tough as nails. But Austin does so much. Has a Duke freshman ever improved as much before our eyes? The steal was a thing of beauty and the guy is just so tough. Kudos to all but MOTM to Austin...

  18. #18
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    Hard to pick just one guy tonight as so many players stepped up and made big plays. If "The Defense" was an option, I'd vote for that 8-).

  19. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdave View Post
    I have to go with Miles. He played his butt off. He stepped up big. This game was huge for us and he played strong wire to wire.
    Agreed.

    I can only add that I was really impressed by Miles' on offense. In particular, I really liked one move along the baseline; Miles beat the guy, slowed and with poise took it under the rim to score. We see more of that kind of play, watch out. He also was sprinting out to set picks with a focus and purpose that reminded me of, dare I say it, the Z man.

    Miles has had a collection of really good games lately. If he continues to play without rushing on offense, and with the confidence he is showing, he might well take a very talented group a step or two higher. He did tonight, playing "strong wire to wire," as superdave says. Without Miles' effective play against State's talented front line, I don't think that the considerable contributions of his teammates would have mattered. I vote for Miles.

  20. #20
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    Carrboro, NC
    Dre's shooting in the first was huge but I thought Austin was better all around. I love this kid.

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