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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by simplyluvin View Post
    Got to take care of the ball and protect the boards. Zion v Maye is going to be very intriguing. This is the test we wanted to see. They are playing great ball, and weíve got to play with energy off of a back to back. We can win as long as we maintain good energy.
    Johnson is more important than Maye on defense imo. I like Zion on Maye for shot blocking and defensive rebounding. Maybe Cam on Cam and Z on Maye and Jav on the centers when they play a big lineup. Need a big game from Tre on D against Coby and R.J. needs to be crisp on the switches. Both teams are better in the open court so winning the turnover battle is key. First and foremost everybody GET BACK on D!
       

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by UrinalCake View Post
    I think we play up on the perimeter and let Zion patrol the lane. Canít let them get comfortable from three. And as always when playing the CHeats, getting back in transition and limiting offensive rebounds are key. On offense we need to get others involved in addition to Zion. Hoping for the Cam we saw in the first half up in Chapel Hell, but for the whole game.
    Can someone much more knowledgeable than I comment on what difference, if any, UNC made on offense running screens for Coby at the top of the 3 point area in the second game? It seemed to me he got free much more easily than the first game, resulting in more open looks from three and more mis-matches with bigs where he would just drive.

  3. #23
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    1. A win for us may be escaping the game injury free

    2. Im prepping myself for a ton of Luke Maye flopping and Zion not seeing a lot of time.
       

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by gocanes0506 View Post
    1. A win for us may be escaping the game injury free

    2. Im prepping myself for a ton of Luke Maye flopping and Zion not seeing a lot of time.
    100% of uncís defensive ďplanĒ against Zion and RJ is going to be to flop on every drive. Hopefully RJ learned from experiencing that at the dump and will adjust a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gocanes0506 View Post
    1. A win for us may be escaping the game injury free

    2. Im prepping myself for a ton of Luke Maye flopping and Zion not seeing a lot of time.
    In true xnc post-player tradition.

    You should also prep for Maye's neatly groomed eyebrows and [unconfirmed] eyeliner.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by gocanes0506 View Post
    1. A win for us may be escaping the game injury free

    2. Im prepping myself for a ton of Luke Maye flopping and Zion not seeing a lot of time.
    Agree with both, canít afford anymore injuries. The over/under on Maye+Williams flops is about 12. Hopefully they call less than half charges. Are we sure TV Teddy is officiating?
       

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    Is it safe to say that tonight's winner gets the 1 seed and the loser moves to a 2 seed? Pretty big stakes involved (outside of the obvious of winning the ACC).
    Rich
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Is it safe to say that tonight's winner gets the 1 seed and the loser moves to a 2 seed? Pretty big stakes involved (outside of the obvious of winning the ACC).
    I don't think so. Certainly the winner improves their chances at a 1 and the loser is at a greater risk of moving to a 2, but I don't see either as a given. Very much depends on the committee. I do think that Zion's dominate performance helps the committee overlook our losses without him. Duke probably has a better chance of a 1 seed with a loss than xnc does if that turns out to be true. That said, I'd rather win.

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    need to have some of the other guys up their respective games...interesting that Zion said post game that he could have played two games ago...

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    need to have some of the other guys up their respective games...interesting that Zion said post game that he could have played two games ago...
    Not sure he said that. He said he was feeling 100% a couple of days ago.
       

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    Our guys need to play hard for 40 minutes, especially on defense. The cheats run their offense really well and we can't get caught napping. They'll run back door cuts and run the ball up the court off made baskets(by Duke). RJ in particular will need to be sharp on defense. As for our offense, I hope we're nailing 3s because there will be some open ones for us to take. I want so see Duke take those cheats to the woodshed. GoDuke!

  12. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Is it safe to say that tonight's winner gets the 1 seed and the loser moves to a 2 seed? Pretty big stakes involved (outside of the obvious of winning the ACC).
    The scenarios in my head:

    I think UVA and Zaga have a number one locked up.

    The last 2 are between Duke, the other blue, Sparty, and the other blue

    I will say the winner of this game should have the 3rd number 1 wrapped up. Both teams from this game could get a number one if Sparty and the other blue lose before their championship games and this is a close game. If Duke loses, I doubt we get a number one unless sparty or the other blue lose to an un-ranked team before the championship game.

    The thing Duke has going for it is the hype train that Zion brings and the committee will want to see Duke get as far as possible. Zion brings eye balls outside of Duke fans and no other top team has that kind of media grabbing player. UK doesnt have that big freshman everyone is talking about. That other "school" kind of has it but, not really. The Zags have a player to hitch their media wagon to but he isnt on the level of typical hype generating players.

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    Here is a game... see if you can spot the Carolina fan sitting on press row?



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  14. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by gocanes0506 View Post
    The thing Duke has going for it is the hype train that Zion brings and the committee will want to see Duke get as far as possible. Zion brings eye balls outside of Duke fans and no other top team has that kind of media grabbing player. UK doesnt have that big freshman everyone is talking about. That other "school" kind of has it but, not really. The Zags have a player to hitch their media wagon to but he isnt on the level of typical hype generating players.
    Yeah, sorry, but I don't for one second believe that to be a factor for the committee.
    Rich
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukelifer View Post
    Not sure he said that. He said he was feeling 100% a couple of days ago.
    he did say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnie View Post
    Agree with both, canít afford anymore injuries. The over/under on Maye+Williams flops is about 12. Hopefully they call less than half charges. Are we sure TV Teddy is officiating?
    I'm not normally one for violence (I'm a lover, not a fighter), but if they are going to be calling lots of charges, let's at least get our money's worth - let Williams or Maye try to stand in against Zion after he has picked up a full head of steam. They might have second thoughts the next time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy View Post
    Can someone much more knowledgeable than I comment on what difference, if any, UNC made on offense running screens for Coby at the top of the 3 point area in the second game? It seemed to me he got free much more easily than the first game, resulting in more open looks from three and more mis-matches with bigs where he would just drive.
    No difference, imo. White hit 4 threes against us -- two was Javin giving him too much room, one was Cam giving him too much room. And one -- the first one -- was just a nasty Harden-esque stepback on Cam that perhaps deserves a hat tip. Generally, we need to press up more outside and make him beat us with drives. Especially if Zion is back there around the basket. White was 4-8 in two-pt range, which is decent but isn't going to beat us, and he only shot one FT. Make him beat us from two.

    Overall, though, Duke's defense played very well in both games. We just have to score more.

    Quote Originally Posted by gocanes0506 View Post
    1. A win for us may be escaping the game injury free

    2. Im prepping myself for a ton of Luke Maye flopping and Zion not seeing a lot of time.
    This may still be true but I would expect Brooks to be the primary defender on Zion.

    Quote Originally Posted by jipops View Post
    At the most important stage of the season the cheats are playing terrific basketball. Duke on the other hand has been a discombobulated mess. Constant states of injury with a freshmen led roster in flux, and role players who have struggled to fit into the offense has led up to now.

    I think we’re going to have to hit perimeter shots like we did against UVA to have a chance here. Seems like we’re due to hit a respectable volume. There is no Quinn Cook or even a Matt Jones on this roster. We have to get stellar scoring games from our top 3.
    We should make a friendly bet on who will win the game. You choose the stakes.

  18. #38
    Duke is a 3 point favorite.
       

  19. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyNotCrazie View Post
    ...let Williams or Maye try to stand in against Zion after he has picked up a full head of steam. They might have second thoughts the next time around.
    I'll say it again, "A girl can dream..."
    Nothing incites bodily violence quicker than a Duke fan turning in your direction and saying 'scoreboard.'

  20. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyNotCrazie View Post
    I'm not normally one for violence (I'm a lover, not a fighter), but if they are going to be calling lots of charges, let's at least get our money's worth - let Williams or Maye try to stand in against Zion after he has picked up a full head of steam. They might have second thoughts the next time around.
    Quote Originally Posted by weezie View Post
    I'll say it again, "A girl can dream..."
    Can TV Teddy be on the baseline when it happens so the cheaters take him out when they fly backwards??

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