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  • duane11 Feb 13, 2013
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    i predict NCSU will move into 4th place tonite, dropping the heels to 5th

  • SpartanDude Feb 13, 2013
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    Yes, the realistic expectation is that the blue devils will wax the heels. I thought Duke would win by 15 the other day, but now that Joel James is out for a concussion, that's one less player on the depth chart for the heels. It looks more like a 20 to 25 point win for Duke now.

  • StunGunn Feb 13, 2013
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    I do see Duke coming out of the gates fast and nailing the 3's to build a big lead. Hopefully, Carolina will keep their composure and not get rattled in Cameron. Roy seemed positive in the presser, and that's always a good thing. I think most Carolina fans are realistic in their expectations for this game.

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 12, 2013
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    very disciplined team

    Just like his dad's teams, they both emphasize discipline and defense. Tony Bennett does it by giving people specific roles and keeping everyone's job simple. But I think the reason why they have an edge in alot of games is because they have alot of players that have versatility, a la Ryan Kelly. Now they just need some of these guys to elevate their games to the level of Joe Harris. He was 5-5 from 3 pt with 17 points in the first half tonight and has been averaging over 20ppg over the last 5 or something.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 12, 2013
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    I remember Lenny (the worst) Wertz blowing the whistle then asking Dean what he should call. LOLOL

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 12, 2013
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    I'm happy to report that opponents always get a fair shake in the DD.........LOL

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 12, 2013
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    I'm sooooooo glad that only State fans blame the refs.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 12, 2013
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    Bennett is doing a remarkable job at UVA. Haven't seen 'em play much but they appear to be a very disciplined team. Looks to me like they play smart basketball. But again, I don't follow them.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 12, 2013
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    Agreed. I'm gonna go Duke vs Miami in the ACC Championship, with the Devils getting it done.

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 12, 2013
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    ^UVA's well-coached and filled with veterans. They're gonna beat UNC on Saturday.

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 12, 2013
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    Miami, Duke, and UVA will be the rank at this season's end. UVA has lost to some weak teams but they have grown up lately. VT looked like a high school team tonight against UVA. Poor coaching and terrible shooting. Erick Green had 1 point in the 1st half and finished with 22. He's over 40% of this team. Hard to watch.

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 12, 2013
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    I read you Battling. They didn't have a fair amount of time to have a decent shoot-around. 1.5 hours hurt Duke against BC. Duke has shown more desire vs UNC thus far. Intensity is a key word. I still see Duke and Miami in the ACC Championship. UVA beat the little Hokies like a yard dog tonight. UVA will be the 3rd team in the final ACC games.

  • still heelman1973 Feb 12, 2013
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    dook will be out for blood since they were humiliated the last time these two teams played in Durham. They will come out hot from the outside and build a huge lead like they did against State. Carolina will come back and cut the lead to single digits at some point, but dook will win by 12-15.

  • Lux Libertas Feb 12, 2013
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    I doubt The Flagship will get the benefit of awful officiating in Hansbrough Indoor stadium tomorrow, though...like Seth "5-Step" Curry got last year with his obvious travel that wasn't called before he hit that 3.

    Still.........UNC by 35.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 12, 2013
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    If both teams play up to their potential Duke wins by 12 to 15 but I've watched this movie b4 and you can throw out the normals i.e. Rivers cold blooded three over a 7 footer for a road victory. Nuff said.

  • larrys080 .v1 Feb 12, 2013
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    Duke 86
    UNC 68

    Dukes just that much better this year. Give credit when credits due!

  • Prof. Swahili Feb 12, 2013
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    Carolina will keep pounding and won't let up til dook cries LEHIGH.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 12, 2013
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    Yep...they weren't motivated to play BC & it showed. Just glad they pulled it out. They'll be ready for Butler's l'il brother. lol

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 12, 2013
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    I'm inclined to agree Battling. I believe that the coaching staff has gone over a few things since the BC game. Duke was fortunate, and I'll take it. Duke has coached them up this week. They will be fired up after the BC game.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Feb 12, 2013
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    How Vegas pays the power bills.

  • weakened back Feb 12, 2013
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    HEELS by 13

  • Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer Feb 12, 2013
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    Dook wins. By how many? I could care less. It will s*ck to lose by 1 or 31! Either way, the sky will always be CAROLINA BLUE!

    GO HEELS!!

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 12, 2013
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    Did they take into account that Joel James won't play? If not the spread could close considerably. :)

  • Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer Feb 12, 2013
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    Nope. There is absolutely no reason to cry about anything.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Feb 12, 2013
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    10.5 or 11.5 depending on the book. I would say it closes at 11.5 or 12.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Feb 12, 2013
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    Clubber Lang make his prediction:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSPNQ82Sq4E

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 12, 2013
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    Has anyone heard the official Vegas line on the game?

  • 1988Dukegrad Feb 12, 2013
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    UNC keeps it close in the first half, may even lead by a little bit, but Duke's experience and Cameron finally takes it toll. Duke by 9.

  • rx74u2nv Feb 12, 2013
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    UNC fans will cry about something

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 12, 2013
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    What exactly is the argument? When two teams play, one is playing in the gym where they practice 5 days a week since October. The other is playing in the gym where they play once a year at most. Disregarding that one team sleeps in their own bed and the other has to travel from a different city to get there, the home team always has an advantage.

  • kato_karma.v4 Feb 12, 2013
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    When a young man is close to 20 and in tip top shape, he shouldn't require much sleep. Just sayin'.

  • Brackettville Feb 12, 2013
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    Hey. Who are you?

  • fearthewhiteguy Feb 12, 2013
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    duke by a blowout

  • Tizu Feb 12, 2013
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    I think this will be more like the actual score. While I think Duke will win (everybody does), they cannot get too confident. UNC will want this game badly after the Miami game. Duke has to come out strong punch them in the mouth (not literally) and knock them on their tails and keep them knocked back.

    My fear is, they will not come out with the intensity, UNC will get up by a decent amount and be nailing 3s all night. They have got to protect the perimeter. Another trouble spot could be rebounding. UNC is #1 in the league in rebounding whereas Duke is #8. They are also #1 in causing turnovers, whereas Duke is #1 in not turning the ball over as much. Something's gotta give, I just hope it's on the UNC side of the ball.

    Good luck to both teams. I hope the game is awesome!

  • DooksucksV3 Feb 12, 2013
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    If Roy were not so stubborn or loyal he would change the lineups and playing time eliminating 80% of the current mess.

    Sadly, he won't.

  • foghat001 Feb 12, 2013
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    http://www.theacc.com/ot/acc-composite-sched.html

    The ACC Network is also carrying the game, not just ESPN for non-WRAL locals.

  • uncsuckz Feb 11, 2013
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    unc is usually a formidable opponent for Duke, regardless of records. This is THE rivalry in all of college bball. looking forward to even more great contests soon when Louisville, 'Cuse, Pitt and Notre Dame join the pack. Women's bball should get an uplift (skirts?) too, as ND and Louisville are highly ranked. As for Wednesday....Duke 77 unc 69

  • Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer Feb 11, 2013
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    Which is where you belong!

  • ncstateforever Feb 11, 2013
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    I have flown a lot. It's not as tiring than riding in a bus. Plus, something can be said for not sleeping in a motel, which I've done a lot, also. Nothing like sleeping in my own bed. For me, I had rather taken a hour and a half ride in a plane and getting the chance to sleep in my own bed, rather than riding up the nite before and sleeping in some motel bed thay I wasn't used to.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Feb 11, 2013
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    Duke over the Heels - RD 1

  • earnestjbats Feb 11, 2013
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    Duke by 33. Roy goes to Holly Hills hospital and never leaves.

  • StunGunn Feb 11, 2013
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    To be serious, I see the Duke game similar to the Miami game. I think Duke will play fast out of the gates and never look back. Hate it, but that's the way I see it. It will be different at the Smith Center.

  • StunGunn Feb 11, 2013
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    I don't think they have a scoreboard with that many possible digits:(

  • TsKaMF Feb 11, 2013
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    Due to the # of flops (on both ends) they will have 3 to 5 times more floor cleaners/ wipers on hand for the game.

    Also, it has made it very difficult for the Wal Mart merchandise stock managers.
    Depending on the outcome of the game they will be working graveyard shifts to get the racks & shelves ready for Thursday morning.

  • Unc r Hypocrits Feb 11, 2013
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    Have you ever flown? It can be very tiring. Plus, these guys are not average size people either. They flew up THE DAY OF THE GAME. Not the day before, as usual. I put myself in their shoes and I can understand why they came out flat.

  • PackisBack Feb 11, 2013
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    I said 18. I hope I'm right!

  • boposke Feb 11, 2013
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    DOOK by 13

  • SpartanDude Feb 11, 2013
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    Yes, UNC will be exhausted by that long flight and heavy traffic coming from Chapel Hill all the way to Durham. They still manage to get in uniform and play a decent game against Duke. In the end, Duke manages to win by 15 points.

  • blueduke4 Feb 11, 2013
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    ^clown

  • Flooper101 Feb 11, 2013
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    Hey Georgie

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