Duke learned some hard painful lessons on the hard streets of Brooklyn on Friday.
With the possible factor of exhausted legs for North Carolina and the epic of performances of Bagley and Allen last night, I think the Blue Devils will be on their way to back to back ACC Tournament Finals. The Devils have won the past six and have a 13-8 advantage.
Rounding out the rotation are Gary Trent Jr., Wendell Carter Jr., and Trevon Duval. The big man fell just shy of a double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling down nine rebounds on a balky ankle. Miami scored the first 14 points of the game, as the Tar Heels missed their first 12 field goal attempts. He changed the way the game was being played last Saturday and he did the same thing in the middle of the first half.
To recap, the Tar Heels got revenge on Miami for what they did to them on Senior Night and Duke ended all of the Notre Dame talks. Despite the obvious NBA-readiness of the slithering shape-shifting Bagley, they're a team that has never seemed fully cooked. "I think we deserve it, but it's up in the air".
UNC (25-9) eyes its 19th conference championship and first since 2016 when it faces top-ranked and top-seeded Virginia in Saturday's 8:30 p.m. championship game. He added 8 points and 7 rebounds. "Like, you just nearly blew the game for your team, so you have to make them". The Blue Devils are second in the nation in Ken Pomeroy's offensive efficiency rankings. "Like I always say, we can score the ball". "We just both have a double-double".
Duke's success is due to its star forward Marvin Bagley III.
All season long, however, inconsistency has plagued Mike Krzyzewski's team.
Carolina bounced back from the semifinal loss to Duke in 2017 to win the national championship. We should all "go where we go and do what we do" and say a prayer for Woody and his family.
"They got a fast break and I bumped him and fouled him", Allen said during the postgame news conference. The Freshman was altering shots, grabbing rebounds on both ends and scoring easily.
"I know he loves the market place". "You get that in the NCAAs". You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app. You might be the second. In Game 9, Clemson, the No. 4 seed, plays the victor of Game 5.
That deficiency showed especially when the pace increased and the Blue Devils scrambled to follow the ball but didn't rotate properly. "These two games will help us, even though we lost tonight and could have played better".
The Big Ten played its tournament at MSG last week, a week earlier than usual. We've got to lock in and focus, play with a chip on our shoulders, because we definitely don't want it to end like this.