I might be crazy...but...

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  1. lhnewman
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    these two teams have great players...Duke and Cuse...but, they do not have a great team...yes they can beat us mano vs mano...but...I really think we can beat these teams...what say you?
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    I think we can hang with anyone in the country. We've proven that this season.
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    I think no team in the county BUT possibly Michigan State(when healthy) beats us more than four times out of ten. The only team we go in and I'd be 50/50 that we win or lose would be them. They shoot the three well which is a problem for us, and the senior advantage and coaching advantage is completely evened out. Anyone else, we should be favored to win...but it doesn't at all mean we will. But I do know for sure...it's going to take a perfect game from most to get us out of the tourney...I mean perfect.
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    That kind of sums us up well. We don't dominate in any one area, but we are really good at taking advantage of our opponent's mistakes.
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    Our wins are more along the lines of the Blob eats Chicago rather than the Nutcracker Suite.

    It's OK too.
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    Why the Michigan State love?
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    Nah, you're crazy.

    Actually, I think 08 is reasonably close. However, the way things tend to fall in this particularly segment of this particular universe, 40/60 can readily manifest as 10/90, or 70/30, and 50/50 can just as readily manifest as 20/80 or 80/20.
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    I think that we can beat either team.....but between either Duke and Cuse. I'd rather play Duke. They are one of the worst defensive teams I have seen this year.
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    Syracuse is not that great on D either, as long as a team figures out how to patiently beat the zone. Duke did that last night for the most part. It kind of surprised me they did not get the 2 bigs to foul out.
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    Duke has a great offense. Syracuse has the better defense. Not sure which we match up better with, but the Syracuse zone, plus length, will be a real problem for us if we can't make 3s.
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    Duke doesn't travel as well as Syracuse. Better for tickets to have Duke go. When in doubt, go with the more favorable crowd (both for atmosphere and for tickets) ;)

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    Syracuse has length and rim protectors galore. That makes for tough shots. Duke is playing better as a team. That said I think our defense is second to none!
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    I always take a good defense against a good offense.....my issue with the cuse 2-3 is that if we go cold from the outside (which is a tendancy of ours) we could have issues against Cuse.

    Duke I think we can handle relatively easily. I don't fear them at all.
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    I agree with the poll that will come out tomorrow that we are the best team in the nation. I really believe it's true and so does the money (Vegas). We have some tough games the next couple of weeks - if we win out I don't see how anyone could doubt it but we need Hill back to win them all.
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    One game at a time.
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    My honest assessment:

    Out of all the teams in the tourney Syracuse would be the worst matchup for us and I hope we don't land them. In past years our weakness has been very athletic teams (like UT) but that doesn't seem to be a problem this year. What does seem to be a problem is our offense against zone Ds and our defense against solid 3 point shooting teams. Syracuse specializes in both.

    As for Duke I do think we have a better squad. They have, imo, the best player in the country and if he is playing to his strengths they are a tough out. That being said he is fairly inconsistent and will disappear at times. A tough squad to play to be sure but we have the edge.
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    I don't know how we would do against Duke. Perhaps their defense is bad (although Saturday they pretty much shut down the Syracuse guards), but on the other end, who do e matchup against Jabari?
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    Both of those teams are very good and at best a push for Florida. Hell, we are struggling to win against crappy SEC teams. The Ole Miss zone caused UF problems what do you think the "Cuse zone would do?
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    I disagree. i think they both have very good players, and a good team. The only one I really see with great players, but a poor "team" is Kentucky.
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    I agree with this. Although I think Syracuse would be the second worst matchup for us. I believe we match up very well with Duke, who is vulnerable to penetration.

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