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North Carolina-Greensboro Game Post/Blog

Date: 12/19/2011

Duke Basketball  
Posted By: Matt


North Carolina-Greensboro @ Duke, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina.  December 19, 2011, 7 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

I'll be DVRing this one.  Regional sports coverage only.  Here's a nice example of a game that can be eliminated to accommodate the expanded (!!!) ACC schedule for next season and beyond. 

Please discuss, during or after. 

 

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Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 12/21/2011 9:16:37 AM  
Just in case this hadn't impinged on y'all's consciouses:
http://larrybrownsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/roy-williams-angel-tree-topper-530x341.jpg


Posted by: CDG Date: 12/20/2011 11:03:44 AM  
Serious G: did I know that you were from up here and simply forget that piece of info??? It wasn't on in my neck either. "People's Republic" indeed.

Thanks everyone for the recapping - very helpful.

Happy to see the Twinks are below us in at least one poll. Not sure what to make of our #5 but I am definitely on board with the Tar Holes moving to the bottom half of the top ten (and beyond).



Posted by: tom Date: 12/19/2011 10:06:18 PM  
The first half wasn't played well until maybe the last 5 minutes. Quinn showed up in second half big time. Honestly, I forget to look at this D. So, I'm not sure how he did. Those clamouring for him to start may see it. I'm curious as well but I'd like to see how he does against stronger competition. Mason played consistent, Austin was fine. Andre knows his role (as someone else quoted). Seth still seems off. Tyler may be great on defense but he's isn't a real scoring threat so I can see where people are wanting Quinn to start. This was one of those games when Duke had a 20 point lead and you didn't even realize it. Can't believe Wes Miller is already coaching. Geez. Have a nice Christmas guys.


Posted by: Serious G Date: 12/19/2011 9:08:14 PM  
The Quinn Cook show indeed. How was he on D?


Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 12/19/2011 8:54:10 PM  
Hopefully, you only destroyed the part of the hard drive that contained the first half. The second half should be watching the Quinnining.


Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 12/19/2011 8:50:27 PM  
Sorry, curiosities: Kelly fumbling the ball at least thrice under the basket; a charge by Hairston on a semi-fast break.


Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 12/19/2011 8:48:53 PM  
Miles with the usual bumbling hands early on, but they've gotten surer as the game progressed. Other curiosities: and QUINN COOK!


Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 12/19/2011 8:46:37 PM  
Great missed-3 tip-in for 'G' and one exhilarating defensive bit that I've forgotten the specifics but remember the emotion.


Posted by: Serious G Date: 12/19/2011 8:44:11 PM  
Brothers Plum seem to be hitting the boards hard.


Posted by: Serious G Date: 12/19/2011 8:37:40 PM  
Thanks for the sordid details Fats. I have 'scrappy white guy' on my business card.

Serious G is intrigued by Silent G



Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 12/19/2011 8:35:52 PM  
And suddenly it's Quinn Cook's world...


Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 12/19/2011 8:23:27 PM  
Also of note: bounce passes in the lane to cutters who didn't cut; UNCG scrappy white guy off the bench grabbing steals; UNCG scrappy black guy off the bench grabbing steals.


Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 12/19/2011 8:18:23 PM  
Things you probably saw in your mind's eye when you saw the score: FT Mason-ry; clumsy, short-armed lay-ups; drives into the lane with nowhere to go.

Things you probably didn't expect: three unchallenged fast-break dunks for UNCG; three UNCG dunks in traffic; three scoop reverses.



Posted by: Serious G Date: 12/19/2011 8:09:54 PM  
The game is not being televised in my area in the People's Republic of Canada, but judging by the boxscore I'll take Fats' word that this would be painful to watch.


Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 12/19/2011 7:40:32 PM  
Destroy your hard drive on your DVR. YOU DO NOT WANT TO WATCH THIS.


Posted by: Fats "Lazer" Durston Date: 12/19/2011 7:30:09 PM  
Ugh and ugh.



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