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-bdbd
03-24-2010, 09:21 AM
What is the assessment of how we match up with SDSU? Whilke they have some "Cinderella" factors, since we have to play someone in the 3rd round, I'd just as soon it be a lower seed with limited NCAA experience playing 2,000+ miles from home....



We should feel confident. Let's stay focused ladies! One game at a time!!

roywhite
03-24-2010, 09:41 AM
Interesting parallels between the Duke MBB season and the WBB season.

Each team has 5 losses.
Each won (or shared) the ACC regular season title.
Each won the ACC Tournament.
Each now in the Sweet Sixteen.
Each has Baylor in the other regional semifinal (Baylor beating UTn in Memphis is less likely than Baylor reaching the men's regional final).

stillcrazie
03-24-2010, 09:56 AM
Interesting parallels between the Duke MBB season and the WBB season.

Each team has 5 losses.
Each won (or shared) the ACC regular season title.
Each won the ACC Tournament.
Each now in the Sweet Sixteen.
Each has Baylor in the other regional semifinal (Baylor beating UTn in Memphis is less likely than Baylor reaching the men's regional final).

Plus both men's and women's teams lead with their defense.

Interesting parallel between UNC's men's and women's teams as well: pre-season top 10, lots of talent, underachieving.

CameronBornAndBred
03-24-2010, 10:43 AM
What is the assessment of how we match up with SDSU? Whilke they have some "Cinderella" factors, since we have to play someone in the 3rd round, I'd just as soon it be a lower seed with limited NCAA experience playing 2,000+ miles from home....



We should feel confident. Let's stay focused ladies! One game at a time!!
SDSU beat Texas on their home court in front of a lot of longhorn fans, they then beat #3 seed WVU. They aren't scared of anyone, and they have some great shooters. Our defense better be at the top of their game, because we aren't winning because we score more points, we win because we don't let the other team score as many as we do. Hopefully our incoming class has some shooters, but this current team doesn't, and it can hurt them if the defense isn't there. Honestly, I would rather play Texas or WVU.

juise
03-24-2010, 11:20 AM
we aren't winning because we score more points

This is quite a feat. :D

uh_no
03-24-2010, 12:04 PM
Interesting parallels between the Duke MBB season and the WBB season.

Each team has 5 losses.
Each won (or shared) the ACC regular season title.
Each won the ACC Tournament.
Each now in the Sweet Sixteen.
Each has Baylor in the other regional semifinal (Baylor beating UTn in Memphis is less likely than Baylor reaching the men's regional final).

Unfortunately, though, the duke women are inching towards an inevitable collision with the unstoppable force known as the storrs freight train....the men face no such impossible task

oh well...hope they make it that far, though it would pain me to have to a)cheer against duke again and b)see duke lose by more than 20 in the national semifinals

CameronBornAndBred
03-24-2010, 12:19 PM
Each has Baylor in the other regional semifinal (Baylor beating UTn in Memphis is less likely than Baylor reaching the men's regional final).
I don't know about that. The Baylor women have Brittney "Juwanna Mann" Griner, she is a force to be reckoned with. She had something like 14 blocks in the second round, a tourney record. Baylor also held the Hoyas to only 33 points in that game. I can see the Vols losing to them.

uh_no
03-24-2010, 12:27 PM
I don't know about that. The Baylor women have Brittney "Juwanna Mann" Griner, she is a force to be reckoned with. She had something like 14 blocks in the second round, a tourney record. Baylor also held the Hoyas to only 33 points in that game. I can see the Vols losing to them.

She is just about the only good player on their team....and so long as she doesn't punch out your starting 5, most good teams can win

GrayHare
03-25-2010, 05:47 PM
Unfortunately, though, the duke women are inching towards an inevitable collision with the unstoppable force known as the storrs freight train....the men face no such impossible task

Although, if memory serves, the men faced undefeated UNLV in the 1991 national semifinal.

uh_no
03-25-2010, 06:00 PM
Although, if memory serves, the men faced undefeated UNLV in the 1991 national semifinal.

i would venture an opinion that these uconn women are slightly more dominant than the 1991 unlv men.....take a look at winning margin against top 25 teams....

Deslok
03-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Take a look at their winning margin against top 10 teams... its insane.

-bdbd
03-25-2010, 10:37 PM
Unfortunately, though, the duke women are inching towards an inevitable collision with the unstoppable force known as the storrs freight train....the men face no such impossible task

oh well...hope they make it that far, though it would pain me to have to a)cheer against duke again and b)see duke lose by more than 20 in the national semifinals

Sorry, but I disagree with the "inevitable" tone of that post. If I'm on the Duke WBB team I relish the thought of getting another crack at UCONN, especially after that earlier game in CIS. Of course we first need to focus on a couple other games before then...

One at a time. SDSU is the only one to worry about right now.


:D

DU82
03-27-2010, 07:33 AM
Game time is listed as 2:00EDT, but since Baylor-Tenn. is at 12:04, I would expect tipoff at about 2:30. Coverage is on ESPN. Go Blue Devils!

CameronBornAndBred
03-27-2010, 08:14 AM
Game time is listed as 2:00EDT, but since Baylor-Tenn. is at 12:04, I would expect tipoff at about 2:30. Coverage is on ESPN. Go Blue Devils!
It wills still be 2:00. ESPN doesn't care much what happens on CBS.

Duvall
03-27-2010, 08:19 AM
It wills still be 2:00. ESPN doesn't care much what happens on CBS.

Baylor-Tennessee is the first game at the Memphis Regional, and the Duke game will start 30 minutes after that game finishes - probably around 2:30.

CameronBornAndBred
03-27-2010, 09:04 AM
Baylor-Tennessee is the first game at the Memphis Regional, and the Duke game will start 30 minutes after that game finishes - probably around 2:30.
EEEK...I saw "Baylor" and thought men...my bad. I need coffee.
It also just made me think....in that regional, three team's male counterparts are still in it...Duke, Tennessee and Baylor. Given that we are deepish in the tourney, that's pretty amazing.

miramar
03-27-2010, 10:00 AM
Interesting parallels between the Duke MBB season and the WBB season.

Each team has 5 losses.
Each won (or shared) the ACC regular season title.
Each won the ACC Tournament.
Each now in the Sweet Sixteen.
Each has Baylor in the other regional semifinal (Baylor beating UTn in Memphis is less likely than Baylor reaching the men's regional final).

both teams are undefeated at home/neutral sites

CameronBornAndBred
03-27-2010, 10:26 AM
both teams are undefeated at home/neutral sites
Not true...the women lost to UCONN at home.:(

But at least it was against UCONN.

Kedsy
03-27-2010, 01:17 PM
Each has Baylor in the other regional semifinal (Baylor beating UTn in Memphis is less likely than Baylor reaching the men's regional final).

Well, it sounded reasonable when you said it, Roy, but here are both Baylors in the Ellite Eight, after the Baylor women kicked Tennessee's you-know-what. Now, if our women can take out SDSU, we'll have a double-dose of Duke/Baylor for the Final Four.

Let's Go Duke!

juise
03-27-2010, 01:50 PM
Jasmine is carrying Duke early. SDSU 11, Jasmine 10, The rest of Duke 2 (Duke up 1 for those scoring at home :)).

-bdbd
03-27-2010, 02:04 PM
Come'on Duke! 'really want to see that Baylor-Duke (x2) matchup for us in the next round...and eventually get another shot at UCONN....


:)

JaMarcus Russell
03-27-2010, 02:45 PM
42-34 for Duke. It's good to see the team off to a nice start in the second half. The potential match-up with Brittney Griner is certainly interesting. That was definitely an upset.

Caddiesense
03-27-2010, 02:56 PM
This is awesome. Baylor-Duke in the Elite 8 in both women and men!

Your ladies remind me of a mix of Texas A&M, which we always match up well against, and OU, which we have more problems with than anyone in the Big 12.

I'm stating the obvious, but Griner is a beast in the middle and we're pretty good at dribble-drive penetration. We, however, are just not that good from the outside. And, our defense has gotten KILLED by teams who can shoot lights out from the outside like Nebraska.

Your ladies look really good moving the ball in the paint. And that attacking defense is giving SDSU fits here in the 2nd half.

juise
03-27-2010, 03:08 PM
I'm very impressed by the defense(!), offensive rebounding, and overall agility of Duke. If it weren't for SDSU's hot outside shooting, this would have been a route by now. Go Duke!

Welcome2DaSlopes
03-27-2010, 03:27 PM
Interesting to see how Duke does againt Ms. Grinner

wacobluedevil
03-27-2010, 04:44 PM
She is just about the only good player on their team....and so long as she doesn't punch out your starting 5, most good teams can win

Uh-huh. Well, so much for b-ball expertise.