Couple of upsets already as Miami is set to advance as I type, and france has advanced. Pretty game, gutty, gritty efforts for two understaffed squads.
That’s life in the one-n-done format folks.
france and Miami may not be able to win in a 2 outta 3 or best of 5 format; yet for one game they were good enough to live to fight another day. Congrats to both. (have something on Wake in a few)
Friday 12 noon: #9 france vs. #1 Duke (Duke-16.5)
First up, props to le` team for knocking off Boston College with their best player hopefully attending study-hall; second up, props to Chris Coleman for nailing that very upsetting call. france may be better on Defense sans landesberg folks. 41% allowed from the floor and 29% allowed from beyond the arc is not half-bad. Still … that was the first french win since the last time American won a World War for france. Or at least the first french win since 02.03.2010 or about 5 weeks. That’s not good, and there is no way in the world that france will be able to score with a Duke team that is quasi playing at home with +5 days worth of fresh legs. Gar-ron-tee france has 40 minutes left in their season or I will eat this post. Normally takes about 80 points to put Duke down on average, just don’t see that outta the 248th best offense in all of D-1 hoops.
Prediction: Duke by 15+. (odds 82%) [Read more…]