Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Can Duke Go Undefeated?

NC State gave Duke a scare for about 33 mintues Wednesday night, but in the "fourth quarter" the Blue Devils elevated their game to a level the the Wolfpack could not keep up with.

For Duke, what went right....
-Creating Turnovers
-Foul Shooting
-Defense late in the game was outstanding
-Recognizing the open man

what went wrong...
-Allowed Cedric Simmons to go off in the first half
-Did not shoot the ball exceptionall well

For NC State, what went right...
-Simmons (11-18, 28 pts)
-Outrebounded Duke
-52% shooting from the field

what went wrong...
-Evtimov, Atsur, Bethel combined for 6 points
-3pt Shooting: 2-11
-Free throw shooting late in the game killed any chance of a comeback
-17 Turnovers

Duke has a very good shot at going undefeated in the regular season considering the ACC is a little down this season. I highly doubt Duke will lose to anyone at home this year. Their toughest games will be on the road, especially Maryland and UNC. I don't think Duke will go undefeated in the regular season, but they sure look like the team to beat in the Tournament.

Game Recap

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