View Poll Results: Who will win the East?

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  • Purdue

    5 5.56%
  • Marquette

    7 7.78%
  • Kansas State

    0 0%
  • Tennessee

    1 1.11%
  • Duke

    77 85.56%
  • Kentucky

    0 0%
  • Michigan State

    0 0%
  • Memphis

    0 0%
  • Florida Atlantic

    0 0%
  • USC

    0 0%
  • Providence

    0 0%
  • Oral Roberts

    0 0%
  • Louisiana

    0 0%
  • Montana State

    0 0%
  • Other

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  1. #1
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    2023 NCAAM East Regional Thread (ǝnpɹnԀ, ǝʇʇǝnbɹɐW, ʇS sɐsuɐʞ, ǝǝssǝuuǝ┴)

    Discussion and predictions here!
    Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.

    You're all jealous hypocrites. - Titus on Laettner

    You see those guys? Animals. They're animals. - SIU Coach Chris Lowery, on Duke

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    I always like the tournament because it doesn't matter how much you win by, 1 or 20, no one cares. The way it should be

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    We have no answer for Edey if Derek gets in foul trouble.

    But the first things first. Smother Abmas the way we smothered Smith and we win the first round. Tennessee without their point guard is doable. After that, who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvman View Post
    We have no answer for Edey if Derek gets in foul trouble.

    But the first things first. Smother Abmas the way we smothered Smith and we win the first round. Tennessee without their point guard is doable. After that, who knows?
    I've watched Edey a lot. He always bring the ball down before any shot. You just have to be ready for it. Of course, he's so wide sometimes it doesn't matter, and he's a pretty good passer. But he can get contained. And though he's not awful from the line, he's not great, either. Anyway, I think wise double teams will help contain him. Then it's up to quick help D to contain the outlets. Easier said than done. But if Duke's D is truly elite, it will show.

    9F
    I will never talk about That Game. GTHC.

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    Dickie V, Laphonso, and Seth all pick Duke to win the region. And Jay too.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by roywhite View Post
    Dickie V, Laphonso, and Seth all pick Duke to win the region. And Jay too.
    And Reece, too. Kinda worries me that everyone on ESPN picked us to go to FF.

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    Bilas is the only one of the four to have us beating the Tide to advance to the championship.
    Duke 28. Clemson 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    Bilas is the only one of the four to have us beating the Tide to advance to the championship.
    Yeah, but he has losing to UCONN - almost as distasteful as last year, if such a blasphemy occurred. I didn't look at a sports page for three weeks in '99.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Hartford Dukie View Post
    Yeah, but he has losing to UCONN - almost as distasteful as last year, if such a blasphemy occurred. I didn't look at a sports page for three weeks in '99.
    I'm with u.I was crushed losing to the conn in 99.

  10. #10
    The last time Duke won a tournament game, as the lower seed, was 1994... over Purdue. And I genuinely believe the road jersey "losing streak" ends in the Big Apple.

    If I am Purdue, I am kicking and screaming, because this bracket sets up a sequel to Michigan St. having to play UConn in New York (2014-ish), where the Boilers must now do the same. Yes, Cameron may be the biggest home advantage for Duke, but the New York area is not far behind.

    Duke also beat Marquette, in 1994, so repeating history is always nice.

    However, uh... Marquette scares the heck out of me. But, an Elite 8 season would not be so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrassdevil1 View Post
    The last time Duke won a tournament game, as the lower seed, was 1994... over Purdue. And I genuinely believe the road jersey "losing streak" ends in the Big Apple.

    If I am Purdue, I am kicking and screaming, because this bracket sets up a sequel to Michigan St. having to play UConn in New York (2014-ish), where the Boilers must now do the same. Yes, Cameron may be the biggest home advantage for Duke, but the New York area is not far behind.

    Duke also beat Marquette, in 1994, so repeating history is always nice.

    However, uh... Marquette scares the heck out of me. But, an Elite 8 season would not be so bad.
    Don't assume Purdue gets out of Columbus. The Memphis-FAU 2nd round is tougher than it looks.

    I don't have the time to look it up, but I would love to know our record in MSG v. Meadowlands v. Barclays outside the ACC. I'm totally guessing we win 85% of our P5 games in the Big Apple. I could do a BWI train trip to Philly in the AM to go to the noon lax game then to MSG for the nightcap in the E8 if we get there. It has the potential of being a great day.

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by duke2x View Post
    Don't assume Purdue gets out of Columbus. The Memphis-FAU 2nd round is tougher than it looks.

    I don't have the time to look it up, but I would love to know our record in MSG v. Meadowlands v. Barclays outside the ACC. I'm totally guessing we win 85% of our P5 games in the Big Apple. I could do a BWI train trip to Philly in the AM to go to the noon lax game then to MSG for the nightcap in the E8 if we get there. It has the potential of being a great day.
    I'm not sure but I suspect that some others have easy access to that sort of information. I recall Duke playing (and winning) quite a few games in the Meadowlands in the late '80s/early '90s but most all of the games after that seem to be at MSG.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Lurkingdukedog View Post
    I'm not sure but I suspect that some others have easy access to that sort of information. I recall Duke playing (and winning) quite a few games in the Meadowlands in the late '80s/early '90s but most all of the games after that seem to be at MSG.
    "[Game earlier this season vs Iowa] mark[ed] Duke's 58th game at current MSG, and the Blue Devils [were] 39-18 (.684) in the venue all-time."
    https://goduke.com/news/2022/12/5/me...he%20last%2025.

    Not sure the other venues, but I certainly remember the demolition of Texas in the Meadowlands for the highly anticipated 1 vs 2 matchup where JJ went off.

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog View Post
    "[Game earlier this season vs Iowa] mark[ed] Duke's 58th game at current MSG, and the Blue Devils [were] 39-18 (.684) in the venue all-time."
    https://goduke.com/news/2022/12/5/me...he%20last%2025.

    Not sure the other venues, but I certainly remember the demolition of Texas in the Meadowlands for the highly anticipated 1 vs 2 matchup where JJ went off.
    Wow! 58 games! That's a lot. And of course our present team has played there one more time than the other top seeds in the East have played there this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog View Post
    "[Game earlier this season vs Iowa] mark[ed] Duke's 58th game at current MSG, and the Blue Devils [were] 39-18 (.684) in the venue all-time."
    https://goduke.com/news/2022/12/5/me...he%20last%2025.

    Not sure the other venues, but I certainly remember the demolition of Texas in the Meadowlands for the highly anticipated 1 vs 2 matchup where JJ went off.
    Thanks for the answer. Spork upcoming if permitted. From the article and updated for Iowa:

    Tuesday's game is head coach Jon Scheyer's 25th at MSG as both a Duke player and assistant coach (20-5).
    Duke is 46-25 in all versions of MSG, dating back to a February 4, 1938, game versus St. John's.
    Duke has played at least once at MSG in nine of the last 10 seasons, in 19 of the last 21, and 22 of the last 25.
    Duke is 76-28 in 104 games all-time in the greater NYC area, including contests in Brooklyn (9-2) and East Rutherford, N.J. (21-1).
    20-5 is closer to what I was thinking. I would not consider the 1938 trip to St. John's or 1960's NIT games to be reflective of my enthusiasm for the bracket. It's 4-5 points in Duke's favor, which is huge for an NCAAT game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duke2x View Post
    Don't assume Purdue gets out of Columbus. The Memphis-FAU 2nd round is tougher than it looks.

    I don't have the time to look it up, but I would love to know our record in MSG v. Meadowlands v. Barclays outside the ACC. I'm totally guessing we win 85% of our P5 games in the Big Apple. I could do a BWI train trip to Philly in the AM to go to the noon lax game then to MSG for the nightcap in the E8 if we get there. It has the potential of being a great day.
    I did some googling and as of 2008, Duke was 18-1 at the Meadowlands, with the sole loss being the 1989 loss to Arizona where Laettner missed a foul shot. I don't think there were many games there after that as it was being phased out, so that was likely our final record there or pretty close.

    The other top teams in the East Regional do not have significant fan bases in the NY area, though there are some big schools that could potentially still travel well. I am usually in the office on Thursdays and go under Penn Station/MSG on the way home so I would be happy to break up my trip home with a stop at MSG to see Duke in the Sweet 16. I was at Duke in 1994 when we beat Purdue and Marquette and would love to see that again!

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    I can't even type the name

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartford Dukie View Post
    Yeah, but he has losing to UCONN - almost as distasteful as last year, if such a blasphemy occurred. I didn't look at a sports page for three weeks in '99.
    Khalid El-Am*n. . .I still can't believe we lost that one. Battier, Brand, Langdon--just painful to contemplate, even 24 yrs. later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartford Dukie View Post
    And Reece, too. Kinda worries me that everyone on ESPN picked us to go to FF.
    If it makes you feel better, CBS Sports did not.

    IMO ESPN is very East Coast biased. Probably because they are in Conn. CBS gives you a different perspective, IMO more Midwest/east-ish. Not the best perspective (what is?), but different.

    9F
    I will never talk about That Game. GTHC.

  19. #19
    I like our draw this year. ORU scares me worse than Tennessee, but Jon has all week to prepare them. Also think Purdue is the weakest 1 seed. I like our chances. We are the hunters this year, not the hunted. I think this Duke team will be loose and ready. Canít wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Music man55 View Post
    I like our draw this year. ORU scares me worse than Tennessee, but Jon has all week to prepare them. Also think Purdue is the weakest 1 seed. I like our chances. We are the hunters this year, not the hunted. I think this Duke team will be loose and ready. Canít wait!
    This is the best line I have seen, absolutely agree. Letís go get it!
    Duke 28. Clemson 7.

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