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(The Ringer)   What's at stake for each of the 16 teams still remaining in the NCAA tournament. Win or lose, Duke sucks   ( theringer.com) divider line
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2018-03-22 08:14:36 AM  
I always liked Duke, but I only have them going to the Elite Eight before losing to Kansas. Three of my four Final Four teams are still in it. I might actually win my pool this year. I hope I didn't jinx myself here.
 
2018-03-22 08:46:05 AM  
I only found out this morning that the East Regionals are here in Boston. Yet another sign that I am no longer hip nor "with it".

/Insert Abe Simpson rant here
 
2018-03-22 09:10:42 AM  
I am hoping against all hope that Cuse will beat Duke, not only because I am a Syracuse guy, but because I cannot stand to even look and Grayson Allen.  His f-ing face.

Now that Duke is playing their own version of the 2-3 I don;t think there is much of a chance for the Orange.
 
2018-03-22 09:11:53 AM  
What's at stake for FSU?  Nothing.  They are playing with house money at this point.  They were nearly a bubble team and now sitting in the "Sweet 16".  They have overachieved and have nothing to lose.  Also, most everyone is back for next season and that team will have more to lose than this one.
 
2018-03-22 10:14:28 AM  

kdawg7736: I always liked Duke, but I only have them going to the Elite Eight before losing to Kansas. Three of my four Final Four teams are still in it. I might actually win my pool this year. I hope I didn't jinx myself here.


Kansas is not doing spit this year. They're one of the teams that excelled early but who have since been crippled by injury.
 
2018-03-22 10:34:20 AM  
My fear is that all those great upsets in the first two rounds did was clear a path for Duke to win it in the end.
 
2018-03-22 10:38:30 AM  

yakmans_dad: kdawg7736: I always liked Duke, but I only have them going to the Elite Eight before losing to Kansas. Three of my four Final Four teams are still in it. I might actually win my pool this year. I hope I didn't jinx myself here.

Kansas is not doing spit this year. They're one of the teams that excelled early but who have since been crippled by injury.


You have that backwards. Kansas sucked early in the year and got better as the season went along. They'd been counting on a five star recruit to come in mid season that ended up not being eligible, so Self had to work with what he had and turned them into a four guard, long ball-heavy team.
 
2018-03-22 10:39:48 AM  

Row1Boston: I am hoping against all hope that Cuse will beat Duke, not only because I am a Syracuse guy, but because I cannot stand to even look and Grayson Allen.  His f-ing face.

Now that Duke is playing their own version of the 2-3 I don;t think there is much of a chance for the Orange.


Cuse offense is so atrocious that playing against a zone might actually give them a chance. They rarely put the ball in the paint and instead rely on high screens so I'd imagine they'll have their fair share of 3's and long jumpers. The way Brissett and Dolezaj have been shooting lately plus Battle having a little breathing room to drive (and hopefully dish) they can create some space that otherwise is non-existent when they play against man defense. Battle and Howard are due to go off for +20 each. With the supporting cast excelling over the last month they definitely have a shot, as long as their defense can keep Duke to the low/mid 60s. If/when Duke goes man and adds in a half court trap/pressure defense, it'll be all over. That was UNC's game plan in the ACC tourney. Either way, go Cuse!
 
2018-03-22 10:43:16 AM  
What's at stake for each team?  Uh....losing and going home?
 
2018-03-22 11:08:10 AM  
Oh, Gonzaga. You came so close last year. The Bulldogs, led by Zach Collins and Przemek Karnowski, raced through their bracket,

I've seen it put this way before and still don't get it. Have people already forgotten about Nigel Williams-Goss, the Wooden Award candidate, just because he wasn't a big-time NBA prospect? Williams-Goss led the team in just about everything (except for rebounding, where he was a close second, behind neither Karnowski nor Collins). Collins played 17 minutes per game.
 
2018-03-22 12:01:59 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: yakmans_dad: kdawg7736: I always liked Duke, but I only have them going to the Elite Eight before losing to Kansas. Three of my four Final Four teams are still in it. I might actually win my pool this year. I hope I didn't jinx myself here.

Kansas is not doing spit this year. They're one of the teams that excelled early but who have since been crippled by injury.

You have that backwards. Kansas sucked early in the year and got better as the season went along. They'd been counting on a five star recruit to come in mid season that ended up not being eligible, so Self had to work with what he had and turned them into a four guard, long ball-heavy team.


Sorry. I thought that Azabuike was out for the year.
 
2018-03-22 05:26:12 PM  

yakmans_dad: Incorrigible Astronaut: yakmans_dad: kdawg7736: I always liked Duke, but I only have them going to the Elite Eight before losing to Kansas. Three of my four Final Four teams are still in it. I might actually win my pool this year. I hope I didn't jinx myself here.

Kansas is not doing spit this year. They're one of the teams that excelled early but who have since been crippled by injury.

You have that backwards. Kansas sucked early in the year and got better as the season went along. They'd been counting on a five star recruit to come in mid season that ended up not being eligible, so Self had to work with what he had and turned them into a four guard, long ball-heavy team.

Sorry. I thought that Azabuike was out for the year.


Doke played a couple of minutes against Penn and several minutes against Seton Hall. He will likely be back in the staring lineup tomorrow night for Clemson.
 
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