Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 45
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Skinker-DeBaliviere, Saint Louis

    Duke MBB v. Virginia post-game thread

    10 characters

    A movie is not about what it's about; it's about how it's about it.
    ---Roger Ebert


    Some questions cannot be answered
    Who’s gonna bury who
    We need a love like Johnny, Johnny and June
    ---Over the Rhine

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Close to the Gothic Playground!
    we're looking GOOD and I love the daggers on intensity and defense in that second half.

    also, demarcus was stellar and my boy nolan smith played well also.

    dth.

  3. #3

    Game thoughts

    So much to like tonight. For me, this game was highlighted by excellent passing by Paulus and others and the growing confidence of Nolan Smith. Duke also pressured the ball very well and forced some turnovers into easy baskets. The rebounding was excellent- very few second chance points by Virginia. The midrange and inside game looked much better tonight. Virginia is not very big so that helped- but still there were a lot better looks from the short range than in the last few games- and many more in the flow of the offense. Singler down low can be automatic with some good ball movement and passing. Duke only had that little stretch in the first half when they went cold. Nolan Smith had some really nice moments – passing, shooting, defending and driving and his spelling Paulus helps to keep Gregg fresh, limiting his mistakes late. When Smith starts playing like this on the road- Duke will be much better. Henderson was much more himself tonight- played very much under control throughout. King struggled with his shots in one stretch but he is more than just a shooter and makes contribution- he is a natural rebounder and sees the floor very well. Scheyer is still struggling with the wide open threes but he was very active and never really lets his misses get to him. All in all- a very nice way to start the ACC season- got to love those easy wins.
    dukelifer

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Close to the Gothic Playground!
    dukelifer,

    i agree with your comments on nolan smith needing to play well on the road; when he's in the game, we seem to move well. hopefully, the coaches are still on him to assert and attack, because it's totally clear that he can attack that basket and we are much better when he is attacking versus just tossing the ball around the key.

    dth.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Lompoc, West Carolina
    Singler spent as much time horizontal as he did vertical. Great hustle! Smith was in on this act as well. May god help this team stay healthy.

    The best things are still happening when Henderson is on the floor. His leaping abilities are more than making up for a lack of team height.

    Singletary couldn't have had a lot to woof about tonight.
    What's your favorite beer? "The fifth one, I think. That's the one that makes me handsome and fearless."


    "These were the Dark Ages. Ages darker the anyone had ever expected."

  6. #6

    No TV thanks to FSN North

    Quote Originally Posted by dukelifer View Post
    So much to like tonight. For me, this game was highlighted by excellent passing by Paulus and others and the growing confidence of Nolan Smith. Duke also pressured the ball very well and forced some turnovers into easy baskets. The rebounding was excellent- very few second chance points by Virginia. The midrange and inside game looked much better tonight. Virginia is not very big so that helped- but still there were a lot better looks from the short range than in the last few games- and many more in the flow of the offense. Singler down low can be automatic with some good ball movement and passing. Duke only had that little stretch in the first half when they went cold. Nolan Smith had some really nice moments – passing, shooting, defending and driving and his spelling Paulus helps to keep Gregg fresh, limiting his mistakes late. When Smith starts playing like this on the road- Duke will be much better. Henderson was much more himself tonight- played very much under control throughout. King struggled with his shots in one stretch but he is more than just a shooter and makes contribution- he is a natural rebounder and sees the floor very well. Scheyer is still struggling with the wide open threes but he was very active and never really lets his misses get to him. All in all- a very nice way to start the ACC season- got to love those easy wins.
    I could see it was a solid win from game tracker, but you get no real sense of the game that way. I noticed, that will the exception of DeMarcus and Greg, we rained threes but weren't hitting well. Were they zoning us or what?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    MKE
    i loved nolan in the second half. there was just no way he was ever going to walk the ball up the court, whether off a turnover, defensive rebound, or uva basket (until we went into stallball). i hope paulus can play that way too.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Tampa
    BTW, all ACC Sunday Night Hoops games are also available on Fox College Sports (usually Atlantic) for those of you that suffer local blackouts. Just need to to order your digital cable's sports pak.
    ___________________
    Mike Stein
    Trinity '97, Tent #1 '97
    Tampa

  9. #9

    Threes

    Quote Originally Posted by Saratoga2 View Post
    I could see it was a solid win from game tracker, but you get no real sense of the game that way. I noticed, that will the exception of DeMarcus and Greg, we rained threes but weren't hitting well. Were they zoning us or what?
    They were playing man- and a bunch of threes trys were from King about 10 feet from the line and a number in transition and kickouts.
    dukelifer

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    About 150 feet in front of the Duke Chapel doors.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saratoga2 View Post
    I could see it was a solid win from game tracker, but you get no real sense of the game that way. I noticed, that will the exception of DeMarcus and Greg, we rained threes but weren't hitting well. Were they zoning us or what?
    We had a lot of penetration and kick-outs. I believe we ended up with 21 assists on 34 FGs...
    JBDuke

    Andre Dawkins: “People ask me if I can still shoot, and I ask them if they can still breathe. That’s kind of the same thing.”

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC
    I thought overall we looked good, but we did have our fair share of sloppy stretches. It seems like on a number of possessions we'd have 3 or 4 good passes and then settle for an average shot. The fact that we went 11-31 from 3 and still won by 22 is a pretty good sign.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, DE
    Didn't get to see the game - I'm curious who defended Singletary - was it Nelson or Smith or someone else? Seems like he had good but not great night.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC
    I thought we played great, especially 1st half defensive intensity. The lapses were few and far between. Everybody contributed.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC
    There was a lot of switching, so it usually started with Nelson on Singletary but didn't necessarily stay that way. We were very disruptive, but he's good enough that he got his points.

  15. #15

    My favorite part

    We stayed aggressive and didn't give up our lead. Won the first half by 12, the second half by 10. That was a nice win by the devils.

    Am I the only person who thinks King is more accurate when he's taking a bad shot? I'm rooting for him, but his game is weird. (I also thought the traveling call against him off the offensive board was bogus--replayed it at home and it looked like a single step.)

  16. #16
    Great game, coming off 2.5 games that didn't look quite so great. Nice way to start the ACC season.

  17. #17
    I think we played an all around good game, I would still like to see us rebound way better than we did tonight, plus we need a scorer in the post and who can defend in the post

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Boston or thereabouts
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb View Post
    Am I the only person who thinks King is more accurate when he's taking a bad shot?
    Yes. I think most of his misses were on bad shots. If he gets his feet set, he is money, but if not... I was also impressed by the general passing game, but sometimes it goes too far. More than once, I've seen Greg pass up a good shot for a cross-court pass.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Close to the Gothic Playground!
    zeb-

    on king being more accurate when he's taking a bad shot?....I don't think i've seen him take too many bad shots this year. By that I mean he's got terrific range and I just wait for him to shoot it; IF they're going in, Duke is going to win the game. He's 6'6" so he can get off the shot without having to have a pick. guaranteed when he comes into the carolina game 'ol roy puts his best defender on him and then they hold their breath.

    that one player can bring Duke back from the brink of death.

    dth.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    The rust is gone. The concerns can disappear for a while. This was a vintage Duke performance in an ACC opener. We jumped all over an inferior opponent and the game was never in doubt. The teamwork was great, the subs came fast and frequently and the defensive pressure was fantastic. Last year's visions of quick point guards routinely getting to the rim should be gone by now -- yes, Singletary had 18, but they were tough shots and not easy layups. All of Duke's perimeter defenders were excellent, with the lone exception of Paulus, who got beat a few times. But there were so many things to like that I hope people can enjoy this win for a couple days.

Similar Threads

  1. Duke MBB vs. West Virginia Post-Game Thread
    By Jumbo in forum Elizabeth King Forum
    Replies: 94
    Last Post: 03-24-2008, 09:13 PM
  2. Duke MBB vs Virginia Tech Post-Game Thread
    By Bob Green in forum Elizabeth King Forum
    Replies: 197
    Last Post: 01-26-2008, 11:40 PM
  3. Duke MBB vs Virginia Tech Pre-Game & In-Game Thread
    By Bob Green in forum Elizabeth King Forum
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 01-24-2008, 09:03 PM
  4. Duke MBB vs. Virginia Pre-Game and In-Game Thread
    By whereinthehellami in forum Elizabeth King Forum
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 01-13-2008, 09:11 PM
  5. Duke MBB v. Barton College - In-Game and Post-Game Thread
    By JBDuke in forum Elizabeth King Forum
    Replies: 74
    Last Post: 11-06-2007, 12:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •