Another Bad End in NCAA Tourney

<p>Oh Poo!</p>

<p>Duke's out again. Really early this time too.</p>

<p>West Virginia 73 at Duke 67.</p>

<p>Not as early as last year ;)</p>

<p>(a wink to keep from crying)</p>

<p>imho they shot way too many 3s in the second half; you live by the 3, you die by the 3. They were getting calls went they went inside and drove but seemed to be content to miss 3's short. WVU played a heck of a game, though.</p>

<p>it was somewhat expected...better end than last year though, and certainly less disappointing than 2 years ago.</p>

<p>yeah WV kinda owned Duke in this one, and its a shame because now UNC can't beat them in the elite 8.</p>

<p>UNC could never have beat them in the elite eight...they are on opposite sides of the bracket.</p>


<p>p_hp - that diminishes WVU's playing. It wasn't a choke - WVU beat Duke.</p>

<p>agreed. WVU is just a better basketball team.</p>

<p>no i dont think wvu is a better team than duke. duke did indeed choke, and they did this a lot this year against easier teams they should have beaten. it was an upset, duke is a number 2 seed, wv is a number 7 seed. if duke can beat unc and several other great teams, then surely they shouldve beaten wv. they chocked in the 2nd half. period</p>

<p>We only beat UNC without Lawson. We could not beat them at our house when Lawson was playing. I think a number 2 seed was more inertia from past successes than anything else.</p>

<p>exactly duke was doing great early on. better than west virginia was doing. 9 times out of 10 duke would beat wv. they are bound to lose sometime, which they did today</p>

<p>9 times out of 10??? No, Duke isn't that good this year. Sorry to break the news, but Duke doesn't have a big man (Singler doesn't count), Henderson and Nelson are not that good, and Paulus is overrated.</p>

<p>Belmont was a foot away from beating Duke and WVU beat them. But Duke is Duke, they will find their recruits and they will bounce back.</p>

<p>yeah...but it was due largely to the fact that they just jack up 3s even when they are on cold streaks (end of season) as well as that someone forgot to tell demarcus nelson that the tourney had started</p>

<p>there were a **** LOAD of fouls too. i stopped watching like end of 2nd quarter and kyle singler had 4 fouls already</p>

<p>college basketball doesn't have quarters, silly goose :-p</p>

<p>LOL...good call, phony.</p>

<p>I suppose saying Duke choked is somewhat diminishing WVU's playing. My apologies. However, before the bracket even came out I predicted Duke wouldn't even make it to the sweet 16 despite their inevitable 2 rank. They just never seemed to be able to buck up and win when they really needed it. Very sporadic with their do or die 3s.</p>

<p>I found this loss very coincidental (I would say ironic, but that isn't exactly the right word....).</p>

<p>Duke lost to Wake at Wake this year, and it was arguably Duke's biggest loss this season.
3 years ago, Wake was a #2 seed in the NCAA tourney, and lost to WVU, a #7 seed that year.
This year, Duke was a #2 seed in the NCAA tourney, and lost to WVU, again a #7 seed this year.</p>

<p>Look at it optimistically. At least all the players will be staying (besides the senior Nelson).</p>

<p>I was honestly afraid Henderson would bolt if Duke did really well.</p>

<p>I think it's stupid when some of these guys(college athletes) leave school early. The UNC guy who left last year is in the NBDL. Now he has relatively no chance of making it to the NBA.</p>