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Old 03-22-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default West Virginia to upset Duke in round 2

The Great Alexander! God damn, taunting after the blocks too.
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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if it ends up WVU winning i wouldn't consider it a real upset..
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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if it ends up WVU winning i wouldn't consider it a real upset..

Why?
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:47 PM   #4
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Yea after the 1st round performance, it wouldn't be much of an upset. But it's still a #2 seed going down...

WVU has faught back since that 12-0 duke run in the opening minutes of the game, impressive...
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a real upset is when there is a big disparity in talent of the 2 teams... like Siena and San Diego yesterday (2 mid-low majors) knocking off Uconn and Vandy (both high majors)

WVU is a high major and so is Duke.. the talent levels are about equal but WVU has the best player in the game

basically this game is being played on a even playing field, if either team wins i don't think its an upset
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:02 PM   #6
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It's amazing watching Duke with all of the McDonald's all-american's and not one halfway decent interior player.

They just chuck up jumper after jumper. Reminds me of Skiles-ball. You can't win a title playing like that.
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13 missed 3's in a row... how is that possible.

16 now...

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It's amazing watching Duke with all of the McDonald's all-american's and not one halfway decent interior player.

They just chuck up jumper after jumper. Reminds me of Skiles-ball. You can't win a title playing like that.
a lot of this is politics.. i mean sure the top 10 players will get in that game, but some of the rest are just there on politics

thats why a lot of them disappoint in college b/c they didnt even deserve to have all that hype anyways
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:15 PM   #9
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a lot of this is politics.. i mean sure the top 10 players will get in that game, but some of the rest are just there on politics

thats why a lot of them disappoint in college b/c they didnt even deserve to have all that hype anyways

I can see that with Duke right now because outside of Henderson and Singler there isn't a single NBA-calibre player on the roster.(Greg Paulus is barely Division 1 calibre) But it wasn't always like that with them.

Might be time for Coach K to look at bringing in some better talent. Or pay off Stern to get a 3 year age limit. WVU looks like the bigger, faster, and better team.

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Old 03-22-2008, 03:18 PM   #10
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I should have picked WV to beat Duke. I predicted this match-up, but I picked Duke to win. After seeing how unimpressive they were in the first round (they should have lost), I saw this coming.

Alexander is going to be a great pro, a sure fire lottery pick if he comes out this year. He reminds me of a more athletic, intense version of Keith Van Horn.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:18 PM   #11
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I can see that with Duke right now because outside of Henderson there isn't a single NBA-calibre player on the roster.(Greg Paulus is barely Division 1 calibre) But it wasn't always like that with them.

Might be time for Coach K to look at bringing in some better talent. Or pay off Stern to get a 3 year age limit. WVU looks like the bigger, faster, and better team.
Kyle Singler 5 star recruit All American
Paulus 5 star all american
Demarcus Nelson 5 star all american
Taylor King 5 star all american
Jon Schyer 5 star all american

and none of those players can actually play in the NBA .. this proves my point

McDonalds All American game= mostly politics


some other Duke players of recent times: Shavlik Randolph (5 star all american), Josh McRoberts (5 star all american USA HS player of the year), the list goes on and on
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:18 PM   #12
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Yea I saw this one coming as well. Duke was playing awful to end the year and their interior game is pathetic on both ends.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:21 PM   #13
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I forgot about Singler. He could be a 1st rounder. Kind of similar to Deng when he was at Duke as a freshman.

And Alexander would be dynamite on an up-tempo team.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:24 PM   #14
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Not a real upset as explained. Duke was only favored by 3.5pts. And as it was explained the talent disparity isnt huge. UNLV beating Kansas today is an upset. Belmont beating Duke would have been an upset.

WVU beating Duke isnt...dispite 7 seed over 2.
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:25 PM   #15
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It's easy.

Most jump shooting teams crash and burn eventually. Duke's legs are tired man. Live by the 3? Die by the 3.

Same thing happened to Vandy last night. Except Vandy's been suspect all along away from home.

Now, obviously, I chose Arizona over WVU. (West Coast bias, damn me. ) But I did think the winner of this game would take Duke.

Stat of the game is like Duke's 3/20 or whatever the hell they are from trey land.
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