- Posted by Packman24
Let's get it rolling here.- Posted by Unc r Hypocrits
CAN we beat Duke? YES. I believe we have the talent and capability to beat Duke
WILL we beat Duke Saturday? Unfortunately, I don't think we will. I say this because we haven't shown that we can play 40 minutes the way we play the last 4-6 minutes of the first 2 conference games. I see us playing along with our opponents too long, then start imposing our will late in the game and pulling out the W. I really hope I'm wrong and the Pack hits its stride Saturday and sends Duke back to Durham with their first loss.
What team play's the whole game perfect. We will be fine! The intensity will be high than ever! Go Pack!!!
Thats true, while State hasn't played a complete game yet, tomorrow could be the game, they keep winning. The OSU game was the only game they have played terrible so far and people talk about they are not that good and haven't been playing that good, their 2 losses come to teams with a combined record of somewhere around 25-2, and Michigan may be the best team in the country at this point so that loss was not a bad loss at all. I don't think anybody else has stayed within 6-7 points playing Michigan at home this year, most teams haven't even come close. State will be fine. I don't think either team would win by more than 10 points unless the other team has to foul a lot in the last couple of minutes and that put them over the top. Should be a good, close game, but if either team blows it open, I think it will be State. They will play with a chip on their shoulder tomorrow and they will want it more than Duke. I think they will feel like they have something to prove and if they build a big lead like last year, they will not blow it this year. Both are very good teams and when tournement time comes around, both teams should go very deep.