View Poll Results: Who was Man of the Match in Duke's 60-56 win over Virginia Tech in the quarterfi

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  • Tyler Thornton

    44 54.32%
  • Austin Rivers

    18 22.22%
  • Seth Curry

    3 3.70%
  • Mason Plumlee

    10 12.35%
  • Miles Plumlee

    1 1.23%
  • Andre Dawkins

    0 0%
  • Quinn Cook

    0 0%
  • Josh Hairston

    5 6.17%
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  1. #1
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    MOTM: Duke vs. Va Tech (ACCT Quarterfinals - Mar 9, 2012)

    Who was Man of the Match in Duke's 60-56 win over Virginia Tech in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament?
    JBDuke

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    I thought it could have gone to AR as well, as he was completely in control and didn't force anything (well maybe the odd 27 footer), but I voted for Mason and his double double game. Also impressed to see that although Seth didn't have an explosive scoring game, he did manage 6 boards, 5 assists to go with 9 points. Not bad in a low scoring slug it out affair.
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    Couldn't decide between Austin and Mike G.

  4. #4
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    It's not always about skill and ability, that's why Mr. Heart and Desire, Tyler Thornton got my vote.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by doctorhook View Post
    Couldn't decide between Austin and Mike G.
    Hoping somebody would notice that!

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    Not sure you could vote anyone but Tyler this game!!

  7. #7
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    Tyler Thornton for his desire and never give up attitude. Those plays where he followed up the misses on the fast break were key. Then he made a 3 at the end that sort of sealed our win. GoDuke!

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    Tyler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncexnyc View Post
    It's not always about skill and ability, that's why Mr. Heart and Desire, Tyler Thornton got my vote.
    Mine as well. He had a really good game defensively, and hit just enough 3's to hurt Tech. He just finds a way to disrupt on defense. Also, his on ball defense has improved a lot over the course of the year. He gave Green fits again tonight.

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    Tyler Thornton, in part for the game he played on both offense and defense, and in part for the inspiration he provides for the other guys to play hard.

  11. #11
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    Hmmm....

    Tough call. TT for his D on Green and making more 3s than the rest of his team (). Or, Mason for his double-double and 3 blocks. Or Austin for his leadership. Or Seth for his 6 boards, 5 A and only 2 TO. Or the guards for their/there/they're 18 boards. Where is that multiple vote option?

    I'll go with Mason for staying out of foul trouble and another nice FT performance.
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  12. #12
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    I loved Tyler's grit and determination throughout the game. I loathed him shooting SOOOOO many threes. I voted for Josh because I like his attitude. GTHFSU

  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by magjayran View Post
    I loathed him shooting SOOOOO many threes.
    I voted for Tyler Thornton. As far as all the 3s, I believe TT did exactly what the coaches told him to. VT was not guarding him so he was wide open in the corner. In a low scoring affair, every point counts, and TT burnt VT's strategy of not guarding him by making three 3-pointers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    I voted for Tyler Thornton. As far as all the 3s, I believe TT did exactly what the coaches told him to. VT was not guarding him so he was wide open in the corner. In a low scoring affair, every point counts, and TT burnt VT's strategy of not guarding him by making three 3-pointers.
    He hit three and missed ten. Several of those misses were late in the shot clock prayers that I won't fault him for. But more were not and a couple were late in the game when we needed to look for a better shot. I don't want to be down on Tyler because he might be my favorite player on a lot of nights. That crazy steal from behind after the Austin turnover was great and the put back lay-ups in the first were great too. I just don't ever want to see him take 13 threes ever again no matter how open he is.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by ncexnyc View Post
    It's not always about skill and ability, that's why Mr. Heart and Desire, Tyler Thornton got my vote.
    mine too !!!........he showed what a true duke effort looks like last night.........

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