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TD Micro: Elonbird

Date: 12/20/2010

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Posted By: Matt (short)



PROJECTED RESULT:

Duke 95, Elon 49.
 

 

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Posted by: Serious G Date: 12/23/2010 7:07:02 PM  
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays guys and gals. Have a great one.

G



Posted by: Lucy Lowe Date: 12/21/2010 2:59:00 PM  
I have Directv and was able to watch the Duke-Elon game last night on channel 646 Fox Sports South. It was not blacked out.
Duke played rusty. Typical exam week game.
Congrats to Coach K. I watched his post game news conference and he was gracious when discussing the tie with Coach Smith. A class act!


Posted by: Andrew Hicks Date: 12/21/2010 1:09:28 PM  
Serious G, that is great about having tickets for Feb. 13. That may end up as one of the toughest ACC games that Duke has this season. Like you, I miss Z's screens, and more generally the presence of him and LT on the court. In more ways than many realized, I think they set the tone for last year's team. (And to be complete, I miss Jon S., too. I am glad that those three guys graduated with championship rings.)

Um, Elon. And UNC-G next. And a not-very-inspiring slate of ACC games after that. I worry that this year's team will start to feel like they can cruise along, wake up for a few minutes and put a 14-0 run on the opponent, and collect the W. That is a very dangerous frame of mind when one gets in the Sweet Sixteen against someone like (last year's) Butler or UNI that has snuck in under everyone's radar.

I am confident that K. will do his considerable best to keep the team focused and playing hard. And the PSBAD (*thanks for naming this concept, Matt*) may save us; there may be some ACC games that will be tougher than they have any right to be. If it happens, that will help us a lot.

Congratulations to Coach K. for tying Coach Smith for wins and recently surpassing Coach Rupp.



Posted by: SanFranSoxFan Date: 12/20/2010 11:42:29 PM  
Didn't see it but your play-by-play was great. Thanks Matt. Need to find a replay of game somewhere. Anybody?


Posted by: blueflame Date: 12/20/2010 10:54:16 PM  
Total offensive output by the Plumlee's was a meager 8 points. It seemed like Mason was going to "come of age" after the Marquette game. It is looking more and more like some freak accident. We are getting very perimeter oriented. Yes, Nolan had some great drives and Ryan had a few nice post moves. But this was E-l-o-n for God's sake. Hopefully, the ACC will really be as weak as it appears. But if this team is going to seriously pursue another Championship then Miles and Mason are going to have to get a lot better.


Posted by: tom Date: 12/20/2010 9:37:42 PM  
I agree Matt. About what was expected. Thanks for your play by play input. And.. we wait another 9 days. Looking forward to the ACC season starting.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 9:11:26 PM  
Final Duke 98, Elon 72. Not a great defensive performance by any stretch, but then, Nolan couldn't have played more than 22 or 23 minutes with the foul trouble, and they exploited that. In any case, the outcome was never in doubt. Tool Nation and such will try to make something out of a 26-point win, but it's a December exams/holiday game and thus means little.


Posted by: Serious G Date: 12/20/2010 9:07:10 PM  
Not panicking by any means, but what is going on with our defence? What we have seen so far really highlights the importance of having players like LT & Zoubs, IMO. I hope this can be addressed as the season goes along.

We will also miss the great screens set by Zoubs to free up the guards.



Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 9:04:34 PM  
Dawkins 3PT RT WG, ASST NSmith Duke 88-66. Now Smith 3 PT TK, Duke 91-66.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:58:50 PM  
Duke 83-68, 3:55 (2). Under-4 TVTO.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:54:19 PM  
Duke 83-62, 5:18 (2). Elon TO.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:53:29 PM  
Curry 2-2 FTs, Duke 81-62.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:52:13 PM  
Dawkins 3PT RT WG +1, makes FT, Duke 79-62, 6:05.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:50:44 PM  
Conversation Center, Serious G. :)


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:50:21 PM  
Duke 75-60, 6:34 (2).


Posted by: Serious G Date: 12/20/2010 8:44:59 PM  
53 points given up already...WTF?


Posted by: Serious G Date: 12/20/2010 8:43:17 PM  
I bought tickets to the Duke game @ Miami (Feb 13). I cannot wait.

I can't remember what this site says about the quiet crowd in MIA...was it the whisper dome or something like that?



Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:36:52 PM  
Duke 68-48, 11:31 (2), under-12 TVTO. Last basket Singler 3 PT L WG 22.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:30:35 PM  
Singler 2 FTS. Duke 59-43, 14:31(2).


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:25:30 PM  
Duke 55-39, 15:59 (2), under-16 TVTO.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:25:01 PM  
Singler 3PT RT WG 21, Duke 55-39, 16:04(2).


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 8:23:22 PM  
Curry 3PT TK 21. Duke 52, Elon 36, 17:00 (2). Generally not a great game for Duke.


Posted by: tom Date: 12/20/2010 8:07:11 PM  
Pretty methodical. Nice three pointer by Elon at the buzzard. Looks like Miles is trying to prove something. Seth is getting a little antsy in a couple of plays there. Get Well Soon Kyrie!


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:59:21 PM  
Halftime. Duke 49-31. Singler 12, NSmith 11. Most points that Duke has scored in the first half all season.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:58:01 PM  
Curry hits contested three-pointer R wing 21, Duke 47-25, :35 (1).


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:53:27 PM  
Curry makes jumper from foul line, first basket of the night; after Elon miss, Kelly follows with paint bucket. TO Elon. Duke 44-24, 2:03(1).


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:51:32 PM  
Singler passes from top key to MiPlumlee, who dunks baseline LT, fouled, misses FT, Duke 40-24, 3:00 (1).


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:50:23 PM  
Duke 38-24, 3:20 (1).


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:46:29 PM  
Duke 36, Elon 20, 3:56 (1), under-4 TVTO. Smith picks up third PF on ridiculous offensive foul call on supposed pushoff.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:45:25 PM  
Nolan Smith drives right, converts one-hander off glass R lane 6-ft, fouled, misses FT. 34-20 Duke, 4:10 (1).


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:43:47 PM  
Dawkins off-balance floater R elbow 12-ft, 32-16 Duke.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:42:34 PM  
Duke with seven o-boards. Still 30-16, 6:00 (1).


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:37:45 PM  
Singler steals ball at three-point line, runs fast break and passes to Ryan Kelly for the flush, Duke 30-16, 8:11 (1).


Posted by: Serious G Date: 12/20/2010 7:30:52 PM  
Not able to watch this 'game.' Would be nice to have the bigs play well today.

Come back soon Irving!



Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:29:13 PM  
Duke up 23-10, 11:00 (1), under-12 TVTO.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:27:02 PM  
Neeba three-pointer by Kyle Singler makes it 21-8, 12:34 (1). Duke on 14-0 run now after trailing 8-7.


Posted by: Matt Date: 12/20/2010 7:22:38 PM  
Duke up 15-8 early, 14:15 left (1). Duke on 8-0 run, three straight boners for Elon.



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