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The Triangle and Two: A Weekly Look at the Ups and Downs of College Basketball

by Terrence Mayrose Greivis Vasquez : A proven winner or desperate to be the center of attention ? All I could think of while watching and  suffering through the home stretch of that Duke-Maryland game was what exactly to make of Greivis Vaquez’s actions. My gut instinct was to characterize it as another “look at me” […]

The Triangle and Two: A Weekly Look at the Ups and Downs of College Basketball

by Terrence Mayrose Coach of the Year Award has two candidates this season The race for Player of the Year is a tight battle between viable candidates like John Wall, Wesley Johnson, and Evan Turner. Every voter would have a justifiable reason for picking any of these 3 fine players, which makes it hard to […]

The Triangle and Two: Finally, Some Logic in College Hoops

Finally ! Finally ! Finally ! Yes, I screamed that three times in the past week while watching Rutgers upset Georgetown, the Celtics beat the Kings, and, most recently, Syracuse knock off Georgetown. Why was I so excited about an awful NJ school, an elderly team whose fans have awful accents, and a whiny coach who won’t play man to man ? Simple. In the final seconds, THEY ALL FOULED; UP THREE….and of course… THEY ALL WON .

The Triangle and Two: A Weekly Look at the Ups and Downs of College Basketball

Rivalry Week Signals Shift of Focus For Sports Fans

For all you football fanatics out there, make sure you savor the Super Bowl, because as of this morning, it’s time to focus on hoops. Despite the endless analysis, highlights and “breakdown” sessions ESPN may have shoved down your throat last week, you should be beside yourself about the slew of college basketball games coming up over the next seven days. Rivalry Week, as it’s become known, is easily the best single week of the regular season. It’s like the best appetizer on the menu. You make sure you order it. Things start on tonight on ESPN’s Big Monday when Kansas(1) travels to Texas (10) and Villanova (2) travels to West Virginia(6).

The Triangle and Two: A Quick Look at the Ups and Downs of College Basketball

Crucial Stretch For Duke Basketball

Duke enters a critical section of its schedule that could go a long way to deciding if the Blue Devils can end their five year stretch without a Final Four appearances . The annual mid-January/early February trek through the ACC has recently been hell for the Dukies. Taking a look at recent years : 2009- They were 18-1 on Jan 28th. A loss to Wake Forest started a skid that saw four losses in a six game span through Feb. 15th. The 2007 season found Coach K’s boys at 18-3 before a Feb 1st home loss to Virginia starts a four game skein. Duke went 4-8 from that point to finish the season, including first round losses in both the ACC and NCAA tourneys.


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