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As for Duke, I’ll sum it up like this: They’ll be better than last year’s squad on both ends. With Kyrie Irving and Seth Curry joining up with Nolan Smith in the backcourt,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], the Devils can take on all comers on the perimeter. Irving gives the Devils their 1st blow-by guy in a while, and Curry has anger that extends to the locker room.
One of the perks of sporting the premier perimeter game in all of professional basketball.
Up next: the second most interesting game in the Challenge—Purdue at Virginia Tech. Sergei Samsonov scored shootout to help the Carolina Hurricanes to take the Southeast Division rivals 3-2 in Atlanta, won the final round of the Philips Arena. Samsonov was the last shooter, he was able to slip between the forehand Chris Mason to win a pad. Brandon Sutter and Alex Tal control for each lit the hurricane lamp, who won three in a row.
But don’t count out a talented,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], experienced, and hopping furious Virginia Tech squad that should have furiouse the tournament last year after going 25-9 overall and 10-6 in a heck of a conference.
Here at March to March, we’re fans of the game, so our non-conference schedule cuts a wide swath. To help confined our focus, let’s discuss the annual battle between conference giants by analyzing the ACC-large Ten Challenge, which is shaping up to be an epic one.
The Devils have an unquestioned go-to guy in Singler, a steady, experienced direct guard in Smith, and a dynamic, explosive offensive member in Irving who doesn’t really need to be a superstar right away. Curry gives the Blue Devils the ability to threaten the arc to replace Jon Scheyer's key donation. Andre Dawkins gives the Blue Devils an explosive guard/wing off the bench.
Virginia, Maryland, NC State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and Clemson are all rebuilding, with each coach having to really reach into his bag of tricks after losing boatloads of talent. If any of these teams makes the tournament, it’ll be an incredible coaching job.
After these three big dogs, who should fight it out for the conference title, there’s not much else in the way of quality clubs.
Oh yes, BRIAN GIONTA have the best professional coach in the game today, even if Coach Izzo is a close second.
Going into this season, the large Ten has to be considered the aggressiveest conference top to bottom for the following reasons.
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As for the ACC, Duke is everybody’s choice to run the table in back-to-back fashion. UNC has the requisite talent to finally compete with their Tobacco street rival after getting transcendent talent Harrison Barnes.
Not only is this game the headliner of the Conference Challenge,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], but it’s also likely the most intriguing non-conference game in all the land as far as nonconference tilts go. Two top-five teams coming off Final Four runs with virtually everybody back. Two great coaches. One historic arena. It just doesn’t get any better unless it involves Magic Johnson backing down Mike Gminski.
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Duke has questions as well. But they’ve got a bag of answers that would make a politician envious. The Plumlees may or may not be the dominant players inside that the departed Brian Zoubek and Lance Thomas were, but Duke only needs the brothers Plumlee to be adequate. Signs of a happy marriage.
Let’s start by looking at the most anticipated game in the challenge to see how lopsided the outcome will be if at all.
Chris Allen and Korie Lucious join a healthy Lucas to give the Spartans one of the best backcourts in America, one that will give the Dukies—and every team, for that matter—all BRIAN GIONTA want on the perimeter.
Indiana is just finding its sea legs under Tom Crean and will certainly sneak up on some clubs this season.
Brian Gionta notched game winner late in the second stage, and Carey Price stopped 34, 37 Montreal, Canada, Boston, April 3 folder in the Bell Centre. Mike Cammalleri, the largest Pacioretty and Maxim Lapierre also consistent with the Canadians, who broke just in time to kick off on Sunday in Colorado's seven-game road trip of three games of the slide. Marc Savard furiouse a goal, one assist in the Bruins, who lost the first three-game winning streak of the season. Milan Lucic and Blake Wheeler also hit the net. Kevin C. Cox We come up with some of the sports stories you might have missed this week from Anthony Calvillo's surgery to the end of Brett Favre's ironman streak.
With Midnight Madness a few months away, fans around the country have begun peering at non-conference schedules of their favorite teams in anticipation of some colossal agreeups.
Iowa and Penn State? Spring football can’t get here soon enough.
Can Lucious go back to playing off the ball and defer to Lucas? Is Lucas healthy to begin with? Who’s going to replace Raymar Morgan as a glass eater inside?
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After those three, even sickinois has a solid chance to be a top-10-caliber club at points over the course of the season, while Bo Ryan’s Wisconsin club,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], a picture of consistency, continues to be a fixture a in the top 25.
1st, it’s headlined by three teams with the potential to make a Final Four in Purdue, Michigan State, and Ohio State.
Oh yeah, the Blue Devils also have the odds-on favorite to win National member of the Year honors—one Kyle Singler.
I’ll be interested to see Kalin Lucas and how the Achilles tendon injury affects his game. If he’s close to 100 percent, the Spartans will be a force not only in this game but in the chase for the national title as well.
Florida State and Mi is GIONTA make up the next tier of squads that may or may not finish in the top 25. Florida State has to replace Solomon Alabi, and Mi is GIONTA loses its top two scorers. The good news for the Canes is that Farrange Haith played enough players and developed enough depth to field a good basketball franchise even though BRIAN GIONTA lose a ton of production.
Tom Izzo’s clubs always come to play, and BRIAN GIONTA always guard whether they’re at home or away. But the Spartans will have some chemistry issues to work out early on in the 2010-2011 season. Cameron Indoor is the last place you want to be if you’re hammering out kinks. Hell,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], it’s the last place you want to be if you’re hitting on all cylinders.
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