They need to change today's sports center top ten to Duke lets unc bench dominate sports center top ten.
couldn't read through all 11 pages before work, only got through the first 4...but anyone know what was being cheered that made coach K step out and tell everyone to stop?
Tent 1 '99/'00
They were chanting Go to Hell Carolina, Eat $hi+!. Coach quickly came out and put a stop to it.
I also would like to point out the woman sitting in front of us that was reading a book on her smartphone through the ENTIRE game. Are you kidding me?
Tried to read this whole thread this morning. Please excuse any repetition.
1) Really have to admire Zeller. Great skills, smart player, plays hard, and not a punk.
2) Wish I could describe the UNC fans behind the bench w that last descriptor. Some started taunting a little old lady Devil fan sitting to Mickie's right, and it was a horrible display of the worst kind of sports fan.
3) When we cut deep into the lead w 4 or 5 minutes left and had 7 team fouls, I am shocked we didn't try to foul Henson. Yeah, would have been a gamble but a smart one.
4) Bullock is a hard matchup for us.
5) Karl Hess is still horrble, but at least he didn't cost us the game.
6) If UNC stays focused and out of foul trouble, they may win the whole enchilada.
Let me first congratulate Wheat. His team came out focused and they took it to us early and often. Every dog has itís day and yesterday was the heelís day. I really donít understand all the flack some of you are throwing Wheatís way. Let him enjoy his moment and talk all the junk he wants, his teamed earned him that right. I will say that we were a missed Seth Curry 3 pt shot away from another spectacular comeback, as the pucker factor would have been off the chart for the heels had that shot dropped. Of course if pigs had wings.....
At the half I said we needed to do four things to give us a chance, box out, hit free throws, make open shots, and bigs play like bigs. We got two out of the four and still were within one shot of making a game out of it. Love the heart we showed as it would have been very easy to lay down and die.
Donít love our chances going forward, especially with the short bench and what appears to be the very real possibility of having to play FSU and UNC back to back. To pull this coming weekend off we need Dre, Josh, and Silent G to give us some solid minutes.
Though I'd also note that the second part was also pretty commonly heard when I was at Duke. "Carolina go to Hell, eat sh--" was a common refrain during the fight song (instead of "beat State").
if our guards had rebounded last night, we may very well have had a chance to win that game. Only one of guards (TT) had more than one rebound (2). That demonstrates a total lack of focus and effort. K is right to point out that when our guards aren't hitting their shots they just check out of the game in other areas. It really is frustrating, cuz you can see them putting in effort, although it's almost entirely trying to find a shot. Ryan Kelly shouldn't be allowed to skate on this either, as he only pulled in one rebound. His lack of post defence also leads to a lot of Oboards for opponents, since it is nearly impossible to crash the glass after having flopped to the floor. He's pretty good as a weak-side or off-ball defender in the post, but not when an opposing PF/C has the ball.
things to do this weekend:
1) watch duke
2) chip in to iron dukes for the average cost of one cleaning bill for "gatorade stain removal"
It's difficult when the team you most want to beat plays better than do you.
They were good.
We were not.
Love to Miles, will miss you a lot.
Unc played closer to their talent level,they did what they had to do and what we didnt stop them from doing it.
Too big a hole to dig out of this time.
Downside,we didn't defend CIS, well again, can't remember a game where the whole team was
"steering" shots from the field and hesitant around the rim,really tight and nervous first part of the game.
Just maybe too much hype to block out.
Upside we're a good road team and all road games left.
All teams are beatable, matchups are key this time of year, as we all know.
Throaty is right, they were begining to hear footsteps, If Curry's 3 goes in, more tension sets in,
single digits are possible with 5min left, it was doable. We miss, they respond!
Miles was huge, Mason came alive, critical in all games going forward.
Our shooting was an abberation, not a trend.
Team Defense and boards, 40 min worth...will solve many ills, it will come down to how much do they want it?
We had a tough loss with national attention, cliff ending? Or springboard ?
I think springboard, imo.
It's still only one game, albeit, one we wanted.
hurleyfor3 had the most timely EA post, for comic relief, great stuff,great timing.
Just gotta laugh, regroup, move forward.
There is a saying that it's hard to beat a good team 3 times in a row,
that scenario now out of the equation, let's hope for ACC rubber game Sunday.
Let's go DUKE !!!!
Roy and his system also develop individual players well. Better than other teams? That's hard to say definitively- not sure how you could prove or disprove it. Yes, individual effort is probably the single most important variable explaining why Zeller or Henson or any big man has improved. But it's not like they are spending time alone in a gym. They are being coached throughout their careers. Also we run our offense through big men, so their success is very much a function of the system, coaching, and overall program (e.g. it helps to play your summer ball against Rasheed Wallace).
Anyway, sorry for the rant. I just think that, while you may not like his public persona, Roy's coaching and player development deserves credit. LAst thing, the idea that Roy's success is primarily a function of individual player talent is the same faulty logic that keeps Coach K from winning coach of the year.
There are many examples that I could point to, that I'm sure you already know of, of teams with less future NBA players beating teams with more/better future NBA players.
Every coach faces adversity at some point, and on the rare occasions Roy has faced it, it hasn't gone well. That aspect doesn't make him different than most other coaches either. And what he does for player development isn't any better than many others.
Having said this, I fully expect the heels to cut down the nets in April.
Sorry, just don't buy it...our physical limitations don't cause the poor fundamentals regarding boxing out or lack thereof on defense....we simply don't practice good fundamentals on defense....IMO. If we did they would not have gotten so many 2nd and 3rd attempts....
On offense we were tight with our shots in the first half....everything coming up short...we should have known they were going to stop the screen sets at the top of key and run different plays...too much dribble, dribble, dribble plays and not enough passing to the interior and back out again and back in again, IMO
We gotta miss it up more on offense with different kinda plays
Miles' rant about the team lacking effort for a full game - I find that encouraging. Reminds me of Phil Henderson's "babies" comment which helped propel them to the Final Four.