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  • rx74u2nv Feb 15, 2013
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    PJ is only UNC's best all around player IMHO. Not only is he pretty good on offense(all around FG%, FT%, 3pt%) but he is an outstanding defender willing to give up his body to make a play. Couple that with the ability to rebound well and his great size for his position, he helps UNC in almost every area of the game.

  • kato_karma.v4 Feb 15, 2013
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    Agreed.

    Roy stuck with LDII waaaaay to long. Teammates were raving on Marshall's floor game back in summer league.

    Hard-headedness (Roy's) has limited PJ's opportunities/minutes this season...and it shouldn't have taken this long into the season to rectify that.

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 15, 2013
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    I didn't lose that fact. It's another example of how dumb UNC fans that were calling for Strickland to be benched can be.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Feb 15, 2013
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    hahaha....very true.

  • DooksucksV3 Feb 15, 2013
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    Lost in all of this is the fact that much maligned Dexter Strickand was 5-8 shooting, 4-4 FT's with 14 points.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Feb 15, 2013
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    Roy has too much loyalty to his upperclassmen and it has been an issue with him for years. Plus, he hates to be told what to do by some dadbern fan who doesn't know what the dickens he is talking about.

    PJ is the best player on the team.

  • blueduke4 Feb 15, 2013
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    Dadgumit, who the hale knows my team better than me?!

  • SteveR Feb 15, 2013
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    Being a UNC fan I have been questioning the sanity of not starting Hariston for months now. He is the best all around player on the team, and personally I believe has the most love for the game. If Roy had started PJ from the start of the season I believe this year would of been different. Roy has shown 3 major problems this year. He started Strick instead of PJ, never uses time outs wisely like when they are down 15 or so points, and constantly rotates players which doesn't give the guys enough time to get into sink together. If Roy doesn't start PJ for now on I will seriously begin to question the mans sanity.

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Feb 14, 2013
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    Spot on. That lineup was perfect for a Kelly-less Duke team. In fact, I thought Roy's game plan was awesome yesterday. They had Duke out of sync for a big chunk of that game. They just couldn't help themselves out and build a decent lead when they had Duke on the ropes. The execution was off, but the game plan was great.
    Roy might not know exactly what starting lineup will be game to game, but I think it it safe to say that it will include PJ.

  • flairrick Feb 14, 2013
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    So, you are saying the teams will play the exact same way the next game??

  • weakened back Feb 14, 2013
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    did they ever say how many yds plumuglee rushed for last night?

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 14, 2013
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    McAdoo highlights from the game

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGz97dxGHV8

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 14, 2013
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    If noone leaves, where's kennedy meeks going to sit? They won't have enough room on the bench unless they move the walkons to the 2nd row.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 14, 2013
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    And therein lies your problem.

  • The Honorable JacobSummers Feb 14, 2013
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    I say: How many games you coached? Thanks so much

  • thatrollslayer Feb 14, 2013
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    D League is calling him hard.

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 14, 2013
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    Are you sure McAdoo is coming back?

  • kato_karma.v4 Feb 14, 2013
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    With the exception of Dex, UNC's roster will remain intact for 2013-14.

  • seedofdoubt Feb 14, 2013
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    If Roy had started him earlier in the season, every Pro Scout in the nation would be after him by now. Bullock and McAdoo will go Pro at the end of the season. Roy can not afford to lose Hairston too. I expect Brice to transfer after riding the pine behind Hubert.

  • blueduke4 Feb 14, 2013
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    The record says otherwise.

  • Coach C Feb 14, 2013
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    There was no moral victory for the heels last night. You were suppose to win by 32 like 2010.....it didn't happen.It showed that we can and will beat you in Chapel Hill on the 9th of March. This reminds me of the 2011 season where we lost in Cameron by 8 and smoked the Devils in the dome by 14. Congrats on the win but you're not the second best team in the country. Nice barn fire though!

  • The1 Feb 14, 2013
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    I think the starting lineup the reset of the season will depend on the the opposition matchups. The lineup last night would not work against Miami and probably not against NC state, teams that have more that one offensive minded big man.

  • blueduke4 Feb 14, 2013
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    If Roy does not start Hairston the next game I will begin questioning his sanity. He is their best scorer, by far, and seems to have more passion and intensity than anyone else on that squad as well. The comments after the game were puzzling, what has Hairston done to cause Roy to not trust him, that what it seems like anyways.

  • Tizu Feb 14, 2013
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    PJ Hairston should start. I agree that he is probably their best player. Look at the box score from last night. Dude was great!

    23 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists, 2 blocks. 6 of 8 from the free throw line. I sure wish he was playing for Duke. He is going to be scary good.

    If only they would have spelled his name right. haha

  • BlueDevils00 Feb 14, 2013
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    I say: Paige / Strickland / McDonald / Tokoto / Simmons. That probably makes sense to Roy.

  • BlueDevils00 Feb 14, 2013
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    Is Roy becoming senile?

    On the change to the starting lineup:

    "I started to do it four or five games ago, but everybody's saying, well, you're going to put P.J. in for someone else." But nobody knows my team,'' he said. "It's popular to say who the hell is supposed to be in the lineup when you don't know what in the dickens you're talking about." He said he doesn't know who will start this weekend. What the....

  • BlueDevils00 Feb 14, 2013
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    It's actually a great feeling to know we can play that poorly and still beat UNC lol. Imagine if we played well!

  • BlueDevils00 Feb 14, 2013
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    Roy should be fired if he's not smart enough to realize PJ Hairston is UNC's 2nd best, maybe best player. There's just no other way around it. It's probably the most simple, clear decision a head coach could ever make. Look at Dexter Strickland, who can't hit the side of a barn, and look at PJ Hairston, a future NBA SG with a much better all-around game. I laugh at UNC fans when they ask for Roy to be fired, but seriously, this should've happened weeks ago.

  • Tizu Feb 14, 2013
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    I knew PJ would start. I told some of the guys here at work that I thought he would. It's been a long time coming and what a difference it made last night! Roy didn't really say this would stay permanent...it sounded to me in his post game presser that this was a 1 time deal...no way. After how UNC played last night with Hairston starting...they need to keep him there if they have any chance to go to the big dance.

  • BlueDevils00 Feb 14, 2013
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    Oh yeah, who else McAdoodoo FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP all around? Dude was like a whale out there just flopppppppping left and right. Mac = Soft.

  • BlueDevils00 Feb 14, 2013
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    Apparently the tarheel fanbase is now into moral victories, claiming one after suffering a 5pt loss at Duke. Duke played horrible, shot worse, and still won. That is why Duke is a #1 seed and UNC is squarely on the bubble.

    Cant wait for the rematch in Chapel Hill w/ a healthy Ryan Kelly.

    In other news, ROY FINALLY STARTED PJ HAIRSTON!!!!! After weeks (months?) of fans, analysts and commentators alike asking why PJ Hairston doesn't start, Roy finally came around. He actually said he "considered the move weeks ago." Well, I guess he finally had the stones to make the move and bench no-shot Dex.

    Good game, good rivalry, just another Duke win.

    Duke 6-2 against UNC since 2010. Love it.

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