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  • 903 mens national championships Dec 22, 2012
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    Just read the title of this thread you just posted on. It's titled:

    Duke is about to win another ncaa title

    Hope this helps.

    (DERRRP!!!)

    lol
    Put this in your collection of bookmarks - he isn't speaking for me.

  • Lux Libertas Dec 22, 2012
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    Just read the title of this thread you just posted on. It's titled:

    Duke is about to win another ncaa titleHope this helps.

    (DERRRP!!!)

    lol

  • 903 mens national championships Dec 22, 2012
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    Amile Jefferson, Hairston and Thornton alot of minutes in the last few cupcake games. Marshall played 2 minutes early in the Cornell game before they took him out due to another injury. I'm not sure what else they can do differently to address depth since the NCAA screwed Rodney Hood and Zafiroski isn't a viable option.

  • Wolfpocalypse Now Dec 22, 2012
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    Duke has played some really good basketball so far, and are "gelling" as a team much better than any other in the ACC and entire NCAA.

    The major concern I would have, if I were a Duke fan, is the same major concern I have about NCSU's team: lack of depth. Duke's starting five has held up phenomenally well, but if one player goes down (especially a frontcourt player), it could be a disaster. State's right there in the same boat, especially with their frontcourt.

  • 903 mens national championships Dec 22, 2012
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    Link to anyone saying we're going undefeated or we're going to win the national title?

  • randythorntonv3 Dec 22, 2012
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    Too bad we aren't talking about how good your team is and wil not for the next couple of years.

    Sad, that you have to attempt to bring Duke down because your team sucks.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Dec 22, 2012
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    Funny! I heard The Butler did it, in Maui, with a series of Arc Daggers.

  • SteveR Dec 22, 2012
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    Duke is playing well so far this year, but Duke always starts the year off good.

    Going back the last 10 years Duke has lost no more than 1 game before January. They on average have played 14 games at that point. The last 10 years the w/l records and final game of the tournament are:

    11-12 27-7 round of 64
    10-11 32-5 sweet 16
    09-10 32-5 Champs
    08-09 30-7 sweet 16
    07-08 28-6 round of 32
    06-07 22-11 round of 64
    05-06 32-4 sweet 16 04-05 29-6 sweet 16 03-04 30-6 final 4 02-03 25 7 sweet 16

    I say this not to take away from the great season they are having so far, just to remind everyone that Duke always starts off great. Doesn't mean they will go undefeated.

  • Lux Libertas Dec 22, 2012
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    Luv it when dookies get over-confident and start thumping their chests,"We're Going Undefeated" and "We're Gonna Win The NCAA Title!!", .....and we're not even to January yet! LOL

    Have they already forgotten Lee saying Hi?

    LoLoLoLoLoLolollloloLol!!!

  • BattlingBishop 5 Dec 21, 2012
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    Agreed...FT shooting was bad against Elon. Plumlee & Curry were 4 of 11. That won't work against good teams.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Dec 21, 2012
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    Yep...it'd be nice if he could hit mid 70s in FT%.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Dec 21, 2012
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    I hate to nitpick but I'm concerned about Mason's regression at the charity stripe after such a dynamite start for him. Hope he gets the ship righted there so it doesn't become a liability later.

  • VT1994Hokie Dec 21, 2012
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    I agree Battling. No one coaches defense any better than Coach K. He talked about it last night. They missed a several shots in the 1st half, but connected in the 2nd. The biggest surprise was FT's at .438. FG's was .433. They came on in the 2nd in hitting the 3pt at .579. FT's could hurt them in the ACC with this stat.

  • rx74u2nv Dec 21, 2012
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    Puke is not the best team in the country anyway, not even close.

    elaborate please

  • BattlingBishop 5 Dec 21, 2012
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    Their D was much better in the 2nd. Plumlee is currently in some elite company @ 19 ppg & 11 boards a game (Sampson & Duncan). I like this group much better than last year's version. They have an inside game to go with their 3s & their "team chemistry" seems to be much better. When Marshall Plumlee returns, that'll be a bonus.

  • VT1994Hokie Dec 21, 2012
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    Oh yea. They talk about it when it becomes crunch time. If Duke can stay healthy with their top 8 guys, and some luck...I would bet Duke will be in the thick of things. And. Some top teams need to be upset too. Coach K got their attention against Elon near the end of the 1st half. I would have given a Ben Franklin to have heard him.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Dec 21, 2012
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    Duke has the right stuff but you know as well as I do, Hokie, that being good ain't enough. It takes luck to go all the way. Bet K & Roy would say the same thing.

  • larrys080 .v1 Dec 21, 2012
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    Bookmarked!

  • Banned by Sissies Dec 21, 2012
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    Rarely does the best team win the 68 team field. Puke is not the best team in the country anyway, not even close. They just happen to hold that ranking for now.

    There is a LONG way to go till March. Heck, we haven't even started league play. Trying to predict who will win it in December is about as stupid as the preseason polls. Look at State and Carolina just to name a few.

  • BeastOnTheHill Dec 21, 2012
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    I didn't either and I am now real concerned. If they can't respond, and they didn't, after the 61 point half by ECU then this team is in TROUBLE.

  • VT1994Hokie Dec 21, 2012
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    Right now Duke is playing like a #1 team. A little pre-mature at this point. It takes great health, and some luck to go deep into NCAA's. And, hope that some strong teams get upset.

  • 903 mens national championships Dec 21, 2012
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    I hear you and I respect your manning up despite the Texas game (unlike some of your fellow UNC fans like marked). I honestly didn't see that Texas result coming.

  • BeastOnTheHill Dec 21, 2012
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    it was tough to watch for sure. Roy has some big time work to do with this bunch!

    Congrats on Parker!

  • BeastOnTheHill Dec 21, 2012
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    we hate on dook at all times because of the dook fans.

    and hey, I had the 18 points right!!!

  • blueduke4 Dec 21, 2012
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    I believe it is referred to as UNCertainity nowadays. lol

  • fearthewhiteguy Dec 21, 2012
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    un cant win so they have to hate on duke

  • blueduke4 Dec 21, 2012
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    Temper expectations...long ways to go guys.

  • Brackettville Dec 21, 2012
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    LOL

    Face it holes fans...UNC is not good.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Dec 21, 2012
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    My thoughts on that one was "Yeah, I've seen Texas play............but I've also seen Carolina play."

  • Brackettville Dec 21, 2012
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    Like button

  • Brackettville Dec 21, 2012
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    While I am reluctant to go that far (after living through the 1998-1999 season), I will say it is not a stretch to say they are a favorite to cut down the nets this season.
    I've seen a duke team lose a close buzzer beater in the Great Alaskan shootout to Cincinatti in November and not lose again until the title game (by 3 points to UCONN). That was one of college basketball's most dominant teams....and they fell short.

  • 903 mens national championships Dec 21, 2012
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    Just like I heard here first the other day how UNC was beating Texas by 18 and if you didn't think so, you just 'haven't seen Texas this year'.

  • BeastOnTheHill Dec 21, 2012
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    you heard it here first folks. d00k will win the title this year and it is going to be easy.

    (LOL)

  • fearthewhiteguy Dec 21, 2012
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    enufff said 11-0 number 1 mason plumlee player of the year..... yep too easy

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