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What You Need To Know

Posted on: February 16, 2009 12:37 am
 

BOSTON -- Duke lost again.

North Carolina did not.

Here's Monday's What You Need To Know :

Notable game from Sunday: Boston College, picked 11th in the ACC, now has wins over North Carolina and Duke thanks to the weekend's 80-74 victory over the Blue Devils. BC is now 19-8 overall, 7-5 in the ACC. The Eagles' seven league wins is tied for second-most in the ACC. Duke, now 20-5 overall, has dropped three of its past four games.

Notable performance from Sunday: Jack McClinton took 25 shots, made 13 and finished with 35 points in Miami's 69-65 loss to North Carolina. In other words, he got more than half of the Hurricanes' points, thanks mostly to a 7-of-12 effort from 3-point range. It was the third straight game in which McClinton has scored at least 32.

Notable game scheduled for Monday: This week the night dubbed Big Monday actually lives up to its name thanks to a Big East showdown between No. 1 Connecticut and No. 4 Pittsburgh. The Huskies are 24-1 overall, 12-1 in the Big East. Pitt is 23-2 overall, 10-2 in the Big East. Tip-off is set for 7 pm ET. I will be there, if you care.

Category: NCAAB
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willardjfilmore
Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2009 2:02 pm
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2009 12:53 pm
 

What You Need To Know

That sounds about right, but Duke really needs to get this fixed soon. The Devils very nearly lost to Belmont last year, and if they don't get things turned around quick, they'll end up facing a team like Western Kentucky or Robert Morris who can knock them off.




Since: Feb 15, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2009 12:52 pm
 

What You Need To Know

Not only are you polls "as influential as Oprah's book club!" (Almost drove off the road when you said that...)

BUT YOU ALSO made the front of Yahoo.com today!




Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2009 12:16 pm
 

What You Need To Know

I think the reason Duke hasn't been dropping in the polls is that they started out the season hot and built up a bit of a cushion between themselves and the second tier. That and the losses by pretty much everyone else in the middle of the polls has cushioned their fall.




Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2009 11:06 am
 

What You Need To Know

"I will be there, if you care."

 

Showoff.

 

 

 

I hate you.




Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2009 2:13 am
 

Duke is in trouble and they know it.

I can't stand the Blue Devils for the life of me, but Coach K is a good coach. He knows what he has to correct and he will do it as best he can with what he's got. The media, on the other hand, has been reluctant to admit that Duke might be in trouble. Only dropping to #5/6 after getting blown out by Clemson and needing overtime to take care of Miami at Cameron? The Blue Devils have dropped 3 of 4 and their lone win was not Top Ten fashion by any means. For once I hope to see them ranked closer to where they're actually playing rather than riding on the free pass the media seems to give them.

They're in trouble though. If they can't figure this out by March, they're in for a quick exit from the dance.

-mick



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