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The thing that bothers me about the Duke game is 3-pointers. Maryland couldn't hit the broadside when open for threes, which they often were. If we hadn't out-gunned them on the 3s, we lose the game. Duke will be much better in this facet of the game. Can our raw and unbridled talent win out? I'm picking UK with my heart 73 - 68.
I hope your prediction is right on the mark, because it is my prediction, but I claimed it first.
Please try again.
I feel very similar to this, Maryland had a ton of open looks from 3 and couldn't connect, Duke will. Coach K is the best basketball coach in the world and his team will be ahead of the curve to start the season. If we get outrebounded badly by Duke it could get ugly.
Hate to say it, but the early inexperience showed against the terps. It won't be that way in March.
UK - 72
Duke - 79
I'm not as worried about Duke as much as some. Plus, this team displayed the ability to win close games early in the season. That's a difference between this team and the 2010 team. It took Knight and Co. almost the whole year to win tight games. The Maryland game was encouraging IMO.
Duke won't sniff the amount of offensive rebounds Maryland did, but they'll hit more shots. If Cal can get them to play hard the whole game I like our chances. I also hope somebody from Duke does something to piss AP off. If he plays physical and uses his athleticism it could prove to be a huge difference maker in this game.
Phil Jackson is ready to take a crap all over you. Coach K doesn't sniff Jackson's jock. Please never make this statement again.
By the way, I don't deny K his status among basketball's elite, but best coach in the world? Don't think so.
At Catlanta, UK 77 dUKe 76
I cannot bet against the Cats playing in Catlanta. Coach K never schedules games like this for a reason. Duke folds under the intense pressure of the Big Blue Nation...but it will be close.
UK - 77
DUKE - 71
Your team. All the time.
What I think happens:
I think the whistle favors Duke early and that Noel or WCS get in foul trouble underneath and Goodwin gets two quick ones. They will have to sit and it will allow Duke to open up a lead. We claw back into it in the second half, but run out of time to take the lead. This game and the Maryland game will be huge for the team going forward.
What I hope happens:
I don't think you can compare the two. Phil has never done anything without the best players on the planet. i would say Coach K best college coach ever and Phil one of best NBA coaches ever. If you try and compare them head to head i would have to give nod to Coach K. He has done more with less.
Plumlee 25 and 13 Hope I'm wrong but I don't think I am. About 10 of that will be on the freethrow line.
UK scored its 31 points in a total of 34 possessions for the half, and DUKE scored its 33 points on a total of 31 possessions. DUKE WON the boards, with a rebounding edge 19-15, and won the battle of the offensive glass 8-4. The Cats used their 4 second chance possessions to score 5 second chance point while DUKE used its 8 second chances to score 5 second chance points. DUKE had an offensive efficiency of 0.903 ppp on its 31 first chance possessions and 0.625 ppp for its 8 second chance possessions. UK had 0.765 ppp on its 34 first chance possessions and 1.250 ppp on its 4 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed a weak 26.7% of its misses as offensive rebounds while DUKE was able to convert a strong 42.1% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit poorly from the free throw line in this half, making 6-11 [54.5%]. DUKE made 5-10 [50.0%] for the half. Field goal shooting for UK was 11-24 overall [45.8%] and 3-5 from long range [60.0%]. For DUKE, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a strong 8-19 [42.1%] and from long range, DUKE hit 4-11 [36.4%].
The Cats committed 9 turnovers, one for every 3.8 possessions. The Cats forced only 5 DUKE turnovers, one for every 6.2 possessions.
Your will find the final standings for this game at the following link after the game
Congratulations Kevin Ryan. And a rare occurrence for sure. He picked the exact final score.
Here are the standings after 2 games:
I will go ahead and say you are out of your mind. Phil Jackson is the best to ever sit a sideline. I'm a Celtics fan by the way. I don't care about players. Ask Cal, managing their ego's is just as important. K couldn't do that. At all. So really there isn't even a discussion where K should be included. If you want to restrict it to the college game that's fine, you're probably right. But, what was said is the world, and that's just completely inaccurate.
Professor. You had me predicting UK 78 Duke 69. It was the opposite. I picked Duke over UK. So you have my rankings wrong. Thanks.
See? I even got downvoted for it lol
you shouldn't have.
I was thinking of switching the UK / Duke, but i couldn't get myself to pick Duke over UK.
I think, a lot of us will just drop big time against games where we should be the underdogs, because we will still pick UK to win.
Or to be more accurate, we put the scores we wish for.
But you are kicking some major ass right now. Mday also
I have explained this many times. I make mistakes on occasion. That is why it is each player's responsibility to check the prediction summary table to make sure that I entered your prediction correctly, and get it fixed before the game. That is why I post these prediction summary tables and update them throughout the process for each game.
After the game, the process I go through to update the standings is a manual process, and if someone asks me to make a change after than is done, I must redo it from the beginning.
So, I am sorry that I got your prediction wrong, but perhaps you will start verifying that I get it right before the games are played, at a time when correcting my error is easily accomplished.
Thanks for fixing it and I didn't know that is why you posted the prediction summary table. I will most difinitely verify it's correct before game time from now on. Thanks again.
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