"An angry man catches no fish"-Zen proverb.
Lol not according to most of the irrational posters over at IC,they'd swear it was all premeditated.Many called them goons and even thanked coach K,saying the check musta been in the mail.Craaaaazzzy for sure,some or should i say most of the posters are over there.I swear i won't venture back over there again but just had to see there fans opinions on the matter.Hate it for marshal but some of there fans are ridiculous.It was a common foul as Marshall was going up for a lay up. Marshall lost his balance in the air and landed awkwardly. He sprang right up, which really surprised me. Nothing excessively rough or dirty.
Duke 4 life---No excuses!!
It wasn't a bad foul, Marshall just fell awkwardly and in a bad way.
While this is certainly a big blow to the Heels, I wouldn't count them out just yet.
White has proven to be capable of doing a "fairly" good job and Watts isn't bad either. Granted, neither one is comparable to Marshall but they can get the job done.
Every one else will have to step up, especially Barnes.
I know some ( most?) will not agree with me but if Henson was not able to return to play, that would have had a bigger impact on the Heels.
If White and Watts can keep the turnovers very low and the others step up, I think the Heels could still make it to the Final Four... maybe even to the finals.
Losing Henson would be big, but losing Marshall is debilitating. Without Marshall, you will see a much less efficient UNC team on offense... combine that with their lack of defense and it doesn't look good.
Marshall was UNC's MVP, with Zeller being a close 2nd.
Wonder if they will go with advice from UNC orthopedics, or get second opinion at Duke?
Oh, the irony!
I seem to remember a Duke rival needed medical care at Duke not so long ago but can't recall the details. Anyone remember?
I didn't get to see the game. I watched the double forearm against Zeller. Heard there was some nasty foul against Henson. And I gotta say, I'm the last guy to defend the heels, but that foul against Marshall didn't look quite so innocent to me. The guy put a forearm in marshall's side while he was in the air and gave him a decent shove at a point where Marshall could not control his body or his fall. He didn't really make a play on the ball. What gives with creighton? Doesn't look totally above board to me.
I want to see unc out of the tournament but hate that an injury might be the reason. They still have to play a game so we will see what happens next round. I hope Marshall gets great medical care and heals completely.
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"
Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."
Marshall while an assist machine is not a strong defensive player and until recently, not much of a scorer.
I am not suggesting that Marshall will not be missed, he certainly will be.
I'm saying that "IF" White/Watts can keep the turn overs very low and "IF" Barnes and McAdoo ( he has REALLY come on ) and the rest step it up, they can still make their run.
Turnovers will be the key from here on out for the Heels.
I look for Barnes to handle the ball more in Marshall's absence. I have noticed in the minutes that White has played, that seems to have been the case.