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1Devil
11-12-2008, 08:45 AM
The Rhode Island game on Sunday is at 4:30 EST, not 7:00 as it appears on the DBR schedule. Both goduke.com and the ESPNU TV schedule show the game to be at 4:30.

-jk
11-13-2008, 04:30 PM
My most enduring memory of Rhode Island was in '88. We were in the NCAA sub-regional in the Dean Dome. UNC got shipped out when the NCAA decided not to allow host schools to play at home (the last year they used the Dome in the NCAAs).

Rhode Island wore Carolina blue and had a ram mascot. They even played some of UNC's songs, too. Truly surreal.

As I recall, we beat them in the Sweet 16 in a squeaker.

-jk

wisteria
11-13-2008, 05:17 PM
Wow... URI's school color and mascot are indeed almost the same as UNC's! The crazies are going to have some fun!:D

killerleft
11-14-2008, 09:45 AM
I remember Deano was mad as hell we ran his team out of the DeanDumb for the NCAAs. I had a grand time!

-jk
11-14-2008, 10:29 PM
Looks like Rhode Island won a squeaker over Brown, 76-74, after trailing most of the game.

-jk

Bob Green
11-14-2008, 11:18 PM
Rhode Island was led by Jimmy Baron with 17 points. Baron is a 6'3" shooting guard who made 40% of his 3-point attempts last year. 6'8" 235 power forward Kahiem Seawright scored 15 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. Seawright was the leading rebounder in the Atlantic 10 last season. 6'4" Guard Keith Cothran added 16 points. Rhode Island recorded 12 assists against only 3 turnovers.

Edouble
11-15-2008, 12:53 AM
Does anyone know if the game will be on that JustinTV/Louisville website?

Acymetric
11-15-2008, 04:26 PM
Well, after that football game, I'm looking forward to a solid game from our guys.

AnotherNYCDukeFan
11-15-2008, 10:08 PM
As a long time Duke fan who was not smart enough to get in as a student, I was rudely greeted my first day as a student at URI when I realized the fight song was the same as Carolina's. I've tried to research who had the song first, but have had little success. The only information that I've found says that URI had it one year earlier. In my opinion, URI has more right to the alliterative Rhode Island Ram then the ram as as UNC's mascot. And lastly, URI's blue is technically Keaney blue, named for a Chemistry professor way back, not Carolina blue! But then again, I'm more than biased in that debate.

Tomorrow is going to be rough day for me though. I can't root against Duke, but I also have a hard time seeing the old alma mater beaten badly. I don't remember feeling this conflicted back in 98 when URI had the lead on Stanford and I was sure Duke was going to beat Kentucky...

Bob Green
11-16-2008, 04:49 AM
The DBR preview of Rhode Island refers to the Rams as undersized:


In most games, as an undersized team, their best hope will be to move fast and strike quick.

I do not agree with this description. They actually have good size:

Kahiem Seawright - 6'8" 235
Jason Francis - 6'9" 280
Delroy James - 6'8" 220
Lamonte Ulmer - 6'6" 215
Will Martel - 7'0" 245

Miles Plumlee, Brian Zoubek, and Lance Thomas need to match-up against Rhode Island's interior players and get the job done. I do not want to see Kyle Singler having to do the dirty work inside in this game. Singler getting into foul trouble could be a problem.

mehmattski
11-16-2008, 01:18 PM
The DBR preview of Rhode Island refers to the Rams as undersized:



I do not agree with this description. They actually have good size:

Kahiem Seawright - 6'8" 235
Jason Francis - 6'9" 280
Delroy James - 6'8" 220
Lamonte Ulmer - 6'6" 215
Will Martel - 7'0" 245

Miles Plumlee, Brian Zoubek, and Lance Thomas need to match-up against Rhode Island's interior players and get the job done. I do not want to see Kyle Singler having to do the dirty work inside in this game. Singler getting into foul trouble could be a problem.

In their first game against Brown, Martel only played 10 minutes, and Francis didn't play at all. So in terms of the size that will actually be on the floor, we match up pretty well, and we can always have Zoubek match Martel's 10 minutes. (Also-- 7 foot, only 245 lbs? Can that be right?)

dukestheheat
11-16-2008, 02:53 PM
-jk,

I was at Duke then, and I remember our mascot wearing the headband 'End of the Rhode'.

!!!

dth.

throatybeard
11-16-2008, 03:07 PM
Rhode Island. Neither red, nor an island. Discuss amongst yourselves.

riverside6
11-16-2008, 03:57 PM
for those interested, we'll be doing an Enhance Live Box Score for this game...

Duke/Rhode Island Live Stats (http://www.scacchoops.com/ViewHDGame.asp?hSchedule=1827)

We show tempo-based stats, graph game trends, show shot data, etc.

RelativeWays
11-16-2008, 04:10 PM
Can someone post the JustinTV link here in this thread. I have a plan that will allow me to watch it on my tv...hopefully.

Cavlaw
11-16-2008, 04:13 PM
Can someone post the JustinTV link here in this thread. I have a plan that will allow me to watch it on my tv...hopefully.
Sorry, we're not comfortable hosting links to that site at this time.

BlueintheFace
11-16-2008, 04:13 PM
Rhode Island. Neither red, nor an island. Discuss amongst yourselves.

I believe the quote is "neither a road nor is it an island... discuss."

... always a classic

taiw93
11-16-2008, 04:40 PM
For those who can't get the game, WZKY (http://www.1010wspc.com/wzky.htm) is broadcasting it online.

M B Walker
11-16-2008, 04:47 PM
Sorry, we're not comfortable hosting links to that site at this time.

Doesn't matter, it doesn't appear to be broadcasting the game anyway.

godukerocks
11-16-2008, 04:47 PM
Bucky Waters with the color! My first time I've heard him call a game.

grossbus
11-16-2008, 04:55 PM
we have no offense.

YmoBeThere
11-16-2008, 05:15 PM
Still no offense...

Lavabe
11-16-2008, 05:18 PM
...is a senior at Duke. What great coverage on ESPNU.:rolleyes:

ForeverBlowingBubbles
11-16-2008, 05:21 PM
seriously... 1 assist on our first 24 points?

YmoBeThere
11-16-2008, 05:25 PM
Audio only for me...thankfully?

Lavabe
11-16-2008, 05:26 PM
Love the Crazies doing that old classic:
PLEASE DON'T EAT ME! clap, clap, clap-clap-clap!

Kimist
11-16-2008, 05:30 PM
What's with the "link we cannot post" and the "it's not showing the game anyway" stuff. I just sat down and planned to "watch" the game and now cannot do so.....:mad:

Everything worked fine with the prior game........

k

summerwind03
11-16-2008, 05:30 PM
I heard the Please Don't Eat Me too! What were the students saying at the end of the half -- I assume something about the clock?

I'm pleased that we hung in there and made that big run at the end. It was nice to see us driving to the basket.

speedevil
11-16-2008, 05:33 PM
seriously... 1 assist on our first 24 points?

most of it was on free throws. so no assist there.

only 8 total fgs made for the half. excellent ft shooting, keeping us in the game.

great comeback to end the first half, close the lead to only 1.

Cameron
11-16-2008, 05:39 PM
Nice to see we are once again getting murdered on the glass.

Thank God for Jon's defense on Baron, or we'd be cooked right now.

grossbus
11-16-2008, 05:54 PM
please don't eat me for their 280 lb center who entered the game late in the 1st.

hendu out with 4 fouls. has not contributed much. our half court offense is nil.

Lavabe
11-16-2008, 06:07 PM
Hendu back in the game at 11:00.

Lance has been playing well, but can anyone stop Baron?

Diddy
11-16-2008, 06:08 PM
We have trouble staying in front of people. This is worrying.

Lavabe
11-16-2008, 06:16 PM
TUCK YOUR SHIRT IN!!

Scheyer can do how many crazy shots?:eek:

WOW!

grossbus
11-16-2008, 06:18 PM
"We have trouble staying in front of people"

today we seem to be having trouble doing most everything.

Diddy
11-16-2008, 06:29 PM
How everybody else felt when JJ heated up. This sucks.

Duke79UNLV77
11-16-2008, 06:30 PM
can't get the game on tv here

ForeverBlowingBubbles
11-16-2008, 06:44 PM
yay:confused:

DukieInBrasil
11-16-2008, 06:47 PM
i know hes a bit young for the job, but....

summerwind03
11-16-2008, 06:47 PM
Whew. That did have the feel of an NCAA game, but fortunately, we were still going to be playing next week either way! Our free throw shooting was VERY impressive!

geraldsneighbor
11-16-2008, 06:49 PM
3-0 is 3-0...deep breath.