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  • #93543
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    Tony
    Admin/Founder
    @admin

    I must admit I found it entertaining to see all the sad faces on Duke when they lost. 

  • #93544
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    Thlete
    Ute Fan
    @thlete

    I certainly won’t miss the barrage of Zion/Duke coverage on the ESPN twitter feed. It was beyond ridiculous.

    • #93553
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      BattleGroundUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      The hype train is strong on this. The amount of coverage just makes me thing he is going to have a serious career ending injury. I am not wishing it on him but the way his body moves at his size?  Just feels like a matter of time. 

      • #93572

        Puget Ute
        Ute Fan
        @pugetute

        He reminds me a bit of Larry Johnson. Grandmama J’s career was shortened and hampered somewhat by his back injury. I hope that same thing doesn’t happen to Zion.

  • #93546
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    AZUTE
    Ute Fan
    @azute

    No Duke. No Carolina. What is Dick Virale gonna do with all his free time now?

    • #93547
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      GameForAnyFuss
      Ute Fan
      @gameforanyfuss

      He’s still got Michigan St. He sucks them off pretty hard too.

    • #93551

      chinngiskhaan
      Ute Fan
      @chinngiskhaan

      Vitale, like the rest of the country, probably won’t watch the final four if he can find any conceivable way out of it. If Duke guards could throw a decent entry pass, they win that game by 10+.

      People whine about coach K and Duke… what about Tom Izzo and Michigan State? It’s not just the gymnastics program that has been inappropriate.

      • #93554
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        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        Coach K needs to retire. He has the best basketball player in the nation and was outcoached by Izzo. Duke as a team nearly lost to inferior teams multiple times in the Tourney. UCF should have won and Puke luck was what got them far. 

        • #93555
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          Pace Manyung
          Ute Fan
          @a2ute

          yea, Coach K is a real horrible coach…

        • #93556
          4

          chinngiskhaan
          Ute Fan
          @chinngiskhaan

          Outcoached? It’s like I said before, it came down to simple player execution. If Duke’s team was half as experienced as Michigan State, they would have won easily. If Zion went to the free throw line every time he was fouled on a layup attempt he would be averaging 8-10 more ppg. That’s not a coaching issue, that’s an officiating issue. He was held every time they tried to throw an entry pass over the top to him. He was fouled nearly every time he went up for a shot (and nothing was called, as usual).

          By far my least favorite thing about basketball officiating is the swallowing of the whistles because the guy getting fouled is big, and the guy doing the fouling is not. It happens in basketball at every level, and it’s totally unfair. Zion will learn to flail his arms and exaggerate contact like every other good NBA player, and he’ll make a career for himself. It is sad that basketball has come to that, but it is what it is.

          Coach K may need to retire, but I don’t see how you could really say that he was out coached in that situation.

          • #93563

            Pace Manyung
            Ute Fan
            @a2ute

            Not Clear on why Coach K may need to retire?  Does he need to win the NC to get a pass?  If he was 10 years youger would you think he did a great job?

          • #93571
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            BattleGroundUte
            Ute Fan
            @battlegroundute

            Puke not getting calls?  I have something for you:

             

  • #93549
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    Anfernee
    Ute Fan
    @anfernee

    I dislike Duke as well but a final four where the biggest name left is Coach Izzo is kind of a Ambien-fest for me. 

    • #93552
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      UteBacker
      Ute Fan
      @utebacker

      Do you know what really sucks?  Guess which one of the major conferences didn’t make the Final 4?  We didn’t make the college football playoffs either.  I’m hoping this is an outlier as opposed to a sustained trend…

      • #93557
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        Hammer
        Ute Fan
        @hammer

        Blame the commish of the PAC 12…his product is slipping.

      • #93573
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        Puget Ute
        Ute Fan
        @pugetute

        Oregon with Bol Bol is a Final Four team this year. It is sad he got hurt.

        • #93574
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          BattleGroundUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          They got way hot to end the year. Well coached team that improves throughout the year. Oh my envy…

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