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How did it all go wrong for Duke?
espn ^ | 03/20/2017 | c. l. brown

Posted on 03/20/2017 6:26:26 PM PDT by ealgeone

Sept. 12: The NCAA, citing a commitment to fairness and inclusion, announces it would move seven championship events from the state of North Carolina. That included first- and second-round games for the NCAA men's basketball tournament that were slated for Greensboro, N.C., for March 17-19, 2017. It is in direct response to the state's passing of House Bill 2, also known as the "bathroom bill," which critics say discriminates against the LGBT community.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duke; housebill2; nifong; northcarolina; whocares

1 posted on 03/20/2017 6:26:26 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: ealgeone

How did it go all right for South Carolina (much less talented team)?

Great coaching and player development!!!


2 posted on 03/20/2017 6:31:41 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Parroting fake news is highly profitable for some.)
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To: ealgeone

People who should never be in charge of anything are in charge of everything (except where DJT has taken action).

The NCAA can just...oh, do something they find extremely punishing and unpleasant.


3 posted on 03/20/2017 6:32:26 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: ealgeone

Reminds me of the movie Hoosiers. Duke sucks anyway.


4 posted on 03/20/2017 6:34:43 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Ambition Without Talent Is Sad, Talent Without Ambition Is Worse)
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To: ealgeone

According to ESPN Duke players didn’t know where to pee or how to pee. Standing, sitting or on one leg.

My wife a great sociologist said SC made 18 out of 20 FT in 3nd half. I’ll go with the old girl.


5 posted on 03/20/2017 6:36:29 PM PDT by Kozy (new age haruspex; "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.")
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To: ealgeone

NCAA plays games in Cuba and China and then talks cheap about their commitment to “rights”.


6 posted on 03/20/2017 6:37:37 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: Kozy

yeah, that 3nd half was something!


7 posted on 03/20/2017 6:38:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SkyDancer

Yup. Coach K is a lib and so is Roy Williams, coach of UNC. RW went psycho about Trump recently. All great teams win away from the comfort of home.


8 posted on 03/20/2017 6:38:42 PM PDT by max americana (For the 9th time FIRED LIBERALS from our company at this election, and every election since 2008)
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To: ealgeone

It was probably Greyson.


9 posted on 03/20/2017 6:38:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ealgeone

The ball must go in the basket for your team more than the opponents team. If your score is less than your opponents score at the end of regulation, you lose.

You would think that Duke would understand this.


10 posted on 03/20/2017 6:41:44 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: ealgeone

Screw Coach K and Ol Roy. Two lib butt munches. Go Butler against UNC


11 posted on 03/20/2017 6:45:55 PM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: ealgeone

Duke and North Carolina have played the vast majority of their 1st and 2nd round games within their state since forever.

It’s nice for them to find out how the “other half” lives.


12 posted on 03/20/2017 6:50:18 PM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: ealgeone
The article notes this is one of the reasons for Duke's demise in the tourney.

It is the first time in a while Duke has had to play their opening games outside of North Carolina.

I guess Duke can't win if it plays away from it's friendly confines.

13 posted on 03/20/2017 6:50:43 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: Jumper

Nice observation.


14 posted on 03/20/2017 6:51:53 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: nickcarraway

Greyson had a lot of negative energy aimed at him - he’s such a jerk! Still laughing, screwed with my bracket - don’t care.

You do know what we call selection Sunday in Nebraska?

Sunday


15 posted on 03/20/2017 6:54:09 PM PDT by All Blue State
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To: The_Media_never_lie

We screwed the proverbial pooch when Frank was forced out at Kansas State. He was intense and got the very best out of his players and sometimes used words that weren’t meant for tv.

The man was as entertaining to watch as the game.

Now, we have a nice guy, a loser who doesn’t inspire the best from his players. Sheesh....


16 posted on 03/20/2017 6:54:42 PM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: ealgeone

Did you see that player Jefferson complain over and over to the official? Big waste of energy.


17 posted on 03/20/2017 6:55:54 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Parroting fake news is highly profitable for some.)
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To: EDINVA

Must have broken out the granny shots in that third half!


18 posted on 03/20/2017 6:56:44 PM PDT by All Blue State
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To: max americana

They do it just for PR and recruiting.


19 posted on 03/20/2017 6:57:02 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Liberalism is a mental disorder" On FULL Display NOW! BOYCOTT Mexico nba NFL PepsiCO Kellogg's)
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To: ealgeone

Can’t North Carolina pass a ban on the NCAA receiving any money generated by NCAA Schools in the state until the NCAA stops it’s punitive economic action?

States need to start going after the NCAA in every way possible. Levy a 75% privilege surcharge on any revenue going to the NCAA. After all the NCAA benefits from NC investments in infrastructure etc.


20 posted on 03/20/2017 6:58:41 PM PDT by LeonardFMason (426)
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To: max americana

Duke’s coach, after their 1st round win, was spouting off about how he found North Carolina’s bathroom protection legislation to be “silly”.

So glad the Gamecocks turned him into a cuck.


21 posted on 03/20/2017 7:03:47 PM PDT by KyCats
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Duke's used to getting those calls. The stat I was most interested in was free throws.

I'd bet anything Duke would have a 2-1 advantage in FTs over SC.

Stunned how even they were.

SC shot about 71% from the field in the second half. Hard to beat anyone doing that.

22 posted on 03/20/2017 7:08:31 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: KyCats
Yes...saw that interview.

Betcha K would be upset if some perv went into the bathroom when his wife did.

23 posted on 03/20/2017 7:10:07 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: KyCats

haha you said it bro


24 posted on 03/20/2017 7:10:19 PM PDT by max americana (For the 9th time FIRED LIBERALS from our company at this election, and every election since 2008)
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To: Man from Oz

The profanity almost got FM booted from SC, but he cleaned up his vocabulary and was allowed to remain. He hasn’t lost that intensity, and the players seem to like him.

He seems very good about getting players to step up and play roles in the compilation of a strong team. There have been several moderately talented players over the past 4 years who have really blossomed to become good SEC level players.

I do not think it takes too much to fall from FM’s graces. Rumors have it that you do not make eye contact with coach when you are getting verbally reprimanded. One talented freshman disappeared from the roster during SEC games mid season, and has only recently reappeared.

All in all, Frank Martin is a good coach and one of the best at developing players to reach their maximum potential. It is great fun to watch his teams (usually) due to their intensity.


25 posted on 03/20/2017 7:14:15 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Parroting fake news is highly profitable for some.)
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To: ealgeone
The other guys scored more points than they did.

So what, life goes on. No one wants to lose but it was their turn, and those other guys weren't going to just go away.

Be a good sport and shake hands with the other team and then take your seniors out for a good meal after the game and tell them thanks for the memories.

26 posted on 03/20/2017 7:19:22 PM PDT by OKSooner (It's always loaded.)
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To: eyedigress

The ball must go in the basket for your team more than the opponents team.

Technically not true. Ten 3 point scores would beat 14 two point scores in a game.


27 posted on 03/20/2017 8:06:00 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: ealgeone

Can someone tell me why UNC hasn’t gotten the death penalty yet?


28 posted on 03/20/2017 8:36:19 PM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: Jumper

This shows NCAA is full of fake outrage. If somebody had told me when I was in college that NCAA would boycott states over bathroom rules, I wouldn’t have believed it. This country is permitting insanity to run amok.


29 posted on 03/20/2017 8:45:03 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Neo-cons are liberal Democrats who love illegal aliens and war.)
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To: Man from Oz

My Jayhawks were glad to see Frank leave Kansas State. His players were scrappers; he was a helluva motivator. I’m happy to Frank and the Gamecocks are in the sweet 16.


30 posted on 03/20/2017 8:48:01 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ealgeone

The out-of-state-rant doesn’t fly. It’s 4 hours from Durham to Greenville SC.


31 posted on 03/20/2017 8:54:49 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: ealgeone

Duke’s strength is when they make their shots.
Duke’s weakness is when they miss.

S.Carolina’s strength is when they make their shots.
Their weakness is when they miss.

Duke’s weakness was prominently on display.
S. Carolina’s strength was much in evidence.
That particular night.

People will insist it’s more complicated. I insist that it is more complicated only if you want it to be.


32 posted on 03/20/2017 9:10:16 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great- -- until it happens to YOU.)
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To: ealgeone

Well, it’s like this. A bunch of male perverts wanted to pee in the little girls room...


33 posted on 03/20/2017 9:43:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it. - Clint Eastwood)
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To: ealgeone

South Carolina played 2 home games. It’s difficult for any team to win on the road, even Duke. I’m not a Duke fan either.


34 posted on 03/20/2017 10:23:05 PM PDT by ZagFan
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To: ealgeone

Let me see here…where are all the ACC’s?…only 1 left? Like OMG.


35 posted on 03/20/2017 10:36:26 PM PDT by mom.mom (...our flag was still there.)
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To: ealgeone

Behind the scenes public relations gurus, talking heads, and sports operatives, and a mindless, biased media convinced the sports junkies and causal fans of the game, that Duke was a much better team than they really are, despite the obvious flaws, thereby elevating Duke to unreasonable expectations, where failure was inevitable. In short, expectations were driven by polls, which drove expectations and the belief that Duke can’t lose. Sound familiar?


36 posted on 03/21/2017 4:01:05 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Labyrinthos

Why weren’t they ahead by 50 points!


37 posted on 03/21/2017 4:46:48 AM PDT by ealgeone
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To: Jane Austen
If somebody had told me when I was in college that NCAA would boycott states over bathroom rules, I wouldn’t have believed it. This country is permitting insanity to run amok.

This country WAS permitting insanity. That is WHY we elected Donald Trump.

And screw the NCAA and the bathroom perverts.

38 posted on 03/21/2017 9:56:55 PM PDT by politicianslie (What would a terrorist do if he were made POTUS? : Exactly what Hussein Obama did=)
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To: politicianslie

True.


39 posted on 03/23/2017 7:10:48 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Neo-cons are liberal Democrats who love illegal aliens and war.)
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