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TD Nocro: Everything Must Go

Date: 1/20/2010

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Posted By: Matt (lame), duhomme (weak)


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Posted by: Serious G Date: 1/22/2010 5:59:58 PM  
Great Williams quote. I guess that is how you react after 3 dadgum losses in a row.

That guy is such a wanker.

Posted by: T. Randall Taylor Date: 1/22/2010 1:07:25 PM  
I was too depressed from getting Bootsied to do my Tim Brando watch, so here's a little gem from Ol' Roy's Traveling Radio Show --

"I have more desire in my little finger than all of the dadgum Carolina fans in the world."

Posted by: blueflame Date: 1/21/2010 10:51:43 PM  
Ahh, it's ACC basketball time with rim-rocking dunks, swishing 3's, and no-look assists. Oh yeah and the Blue Devils famous mis-season swoon. Here it comes... again. Another Coach K team begins its annual consecutive losses to lesser ACC teams. Beware fans, with Duke headed to Clemson for a rematch, odds favor another spanking at the hands of Pernell's Klempson Tigers. Is just my imagination or have Miles and Mason seemed to have regressed rather than progressed after a mere 18 games into the season? Doesn't Dawkins now seem lost on the court? A 9-7 ACC record seems spot on coupled with another quick NCAA exit. Looking good coach...

Posted by: Serious G Date: 1/21/2010 7:20:53 PM  
I really like the potential of our big men, but there does not seem to be any consistency from one game to the next.

A very disappointing result lastnight. Our D was awful.

I will be shocked if they win Saturday.

Posted by: Stephen Frazier Date: 1/21/2010 11:15:51 AM  
I left this game with more questions than answers. For those who didn't get a chance to watch it...

-State's full court press gave us trouble. We still don't have a true PG who can break a press and then set up the half court offense. On the road you need that. State's press controlled the tempo of the game, caused too many turnovers and didn't allow us to set up our half court offense. We looked unorganized and rushed.
- Too many shots for the 3 S's. They shot a combined 18 of 46 (39%). But a much more alarming stat is they took 46 of the 57 shots attempted by the entire team (81%).
- We looked tired. And the most obvious place was on defense. Gonzalez and Degand dribble penetrated for easy shots and they created open/easy shots for others (Horner:20pts).
-I'm not sure why Lance Thomas got so many minutes.
-I'm not sure why the Plumlee's got so little minutes. I don't think they were in the game at the same time at all. They showed us that they can dominate a game with offensive rebounding and protecting the rim on defense against Wake.
-Not sure why Zoubek played as much as he did. The tempo of this game was way too fast for him. Also, he couldn't guard anyone, espcially Tracy Smith.
-Lastly, Duke's zone defense looked bad. Too many holes in the zone. Too many offensive rebounds for State while in the zone.

However, with all that said...it took a deep three by Gonzalez, with a hand in his face, with the shot clock running out, to seal the win for State. Helluva shot. It happened with just under 4min left in the game and it put state up by 11. If he misses that shot, we would of had a chance to win.

Posted by: J Date: 1/21/2010 2:03:02 AM  
K looked determined to let the veterans play through this one. Mason and Miles looked like they were playing their first college game. The rest of our guys looked like they were playing their first road game . . . ok, fine . . . they looked like they were playing their third . . . against an inspired in-conference rival who views this as their national title game. The Wake win was taxing on our guys, for sure. I'm glad we protected home court this Sunday, but it showed, tonight. We were slow, slow, slow on defense. And, I don't think we were overly reliant on the three (13 is a fine number, especially since three of those were forced in the last two minutes). Plus 5-13 is a respectable percentage. It was everything else that seemed forced. Not enough movement. Definitely the first game Scheyer has seemed visibly frustrated. He even forced a few bad shots. Constant misses on offense led to even less energy on defense.

I'll only worry about this game, though, if Saturday doesn't go well. State was inspired. We were coming off a tough game against Wake. Some of our guys are a little banged up and our younguns are inexperienced on the road. However, if we lay an egg on Saturday, all of the concerns about the small rotation for our perimeter guys and our lack of consistent offense from the post will take on new significance.

Posted by: Josh Date: 1/20/2010 11:24:48 PM  
Umm...not on TV in my neck of the woods and I've always had issues with ESPN360, so I didn't even try....can anyone explain what the hell just happened?

Posted by: Serious G Date: 1/20/2010 10:30:37 PM  
Nice. A garbage loss to a garbage team.

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