Found February 11, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Let’s begin with the obvious: there is no 2012 Kentucky this March. College Basketball lacks a truly great team this season, and there are about a dozen schools that could make a claim for #1 seeds in March. So, more than ever, while rankings are mostly meaningless, they do get publicized every night; they do brainwash casual fans who don’t follow college basketball until February or March; and they therefore do matter since in five weeks four teams will receive top seeds for March Madness 2013. And as usual, the Duke Blue Devils positioned themselves well by cleverly scheduling their “toughest opponents” in November in order to roll through December, January, and February, escaping with wins against bottom-feeders and avoiding too many losses. These are things you cannot do in the Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, Mountain West, or many other conferences. Life is easy in the ACC. No Anti-Duke Agenda You may be wondering, why must I pen similar columns on Duke every winter? I do not hate t...

Defending Duke’s Post

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Most everyone – North Carolina’s coaching staff included – will be focused on limiting No. 1 Duke’s 3-point shooting success on Wednesday. That emphasis could unearth an equally as dangerous proposition in the post defending Mason Plumlee.
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