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Figure that, given Stephen F Austin's win in Durham over #1 Duke tonight, it's worth starting this up.

So far, looks to be a crazy year.

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That ending may be one of the craziest finishes I've ever seen

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Stone Cold Stephen F. Austin

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Duke hadn't lost a home game against a non ACC team since February 26, 2000

There are TKP members younger than that, wow!

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Duke hadn't lost at home to an unranked non power-5 conference team since January 5, 1983.

Hell, that streak almost qualified for GenX status

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We didnt exactly need Angry Duke on December 6th but Coach K is going to murder these guys the next few weeks.

Ya hate to see it

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Ya hate to see this, too

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I think UVA is overrated this year. Probably still a decent team, particularly on defense, but not number 5. Maybe 25. Of course, Perdue should have ended the Yahoo's tourney run last year.

They will go 17-3 in the ACC, be at worst a 2 seed in the dance. When you foul every defensive possession and get away with it, you win a lot of games.

See VCU and Smart's Havoc crap. Foul on every defensive possession, and usually more than one.

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UVA has been top 3 in every defensive metric under Bennett. I'm sure he knows something every other coach doesn't know about teaching defense. Yep.

Bob Huggins is far more refined at it - foul on every play, then whine about every. single. call. No matter what.

I often ponder who is worse - Narduzzi or Huggins.

He hasn't changed one bit from his old Metro days with Cincinnati. Abusive prick I used to love to hate and heckle when they came to the Cassell. Well, he has put on a hundred pounds or so, but other than that

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Or in the act of passing you get a blocking foul and get to shoot 2 free throws.

Hopefully that brings them all back down to earth and in to the hole they crawled out of

Their defending is still elite but they've lost so much offense they've been struggling to put up points all year so far

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Uva has no offense blah blah... Still feels good to see them fucking lose. Eat it Wahoos.

No surprise, there. Last year was a total fluke.

A total fluke? I don't think "a total fluke" team wins a National Championship... They had all the right pieces in place to make a run, just as all other past National Championship teams. Great teams find ways to win games, and that's what UVA did last year.

Having said that, this year's team is a new team, and they are going to need to find new ways to win.

True, but if the moron who ran out and left his feet on a desperation 3 with .9 seconds left in the game knew how to play basketball, they wouldn't have won. That, or if Purdue could get a defensive rebound in the last 8 minutes of the game last year- just one.

No shit... thanks. I was exaggerating.

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The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

it's a global warming peer review!

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I don't think the team was a "total fluke", but there were 3 tournament games they had lost yet by some miraculous series of events/terrible calls/plays they won those games.

It's like Frank Beamer used to say: "You have to be good, and you have to be lucky." UVA was both last year.

Is it basketball season yet?

Yep but we can look at a lot of instances in every sport and there are certainly those moments where if things hadn't gone a certain way, that years' National Champion wouldn't have been in the position to win. Shoot, take a look at the '99 WVU game for us. That game goes WVU's way, and we're not even in New Orleans at the end of the season. Agree with your comment 100%

I agree, but my point is that UVA needed a TON of luck/magic/help from officials. The '99 VT-WVU game only needed two players to make the biggest plays of their careers up to that point (Vick & Graham)

Is it basketball season yet?

I have to agree with you. UVA had great scoring threats last year....Jerome, Guy, and Hunter all could go for 20-25 on any given day. They were the most complete basketball team in the country last year.

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Jesus what happened to the ACC basketball this year? They look awful overall.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I don't know the answer to that, but I do know right now we are in 1st place in the ACC

It's the first week of December. Give it a minute.

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Two top 10 tens losing by double digits one to an unranked team even in December is something I haven't seen out of the ACC before.

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I mean the best team in the B1G got their asses whooped by an unranked team that plays 6 freshman and 0 seniors...

This is partly a case of rankings versus truth. Rankings are done by people that may or may not invest much time in them. Fairly easy to make a list early in the year and not change it much going forward until the system sees something shocking.

If you look at the BPI metrics, it actually had unranked Purdue rated 17th and favored by 1 to beat UVA because of home court advantage.

The second game of UNC and Ohio State I rack up to the "Things a Freshman hasn't experienced yet" Ohio State played well but UNC shot the ball egregiously bad even beyond that. Held to 27% shooting from the field on the night. The only real shock to me was that this was at home for UNC but hey Got to keep up with Duke losing to SF Austin at home right. Tar Heels are relying on three freshmen, a sophomore, a junior and a senior for their top 6 spots. Just going to have these kind of nights.

Bigger surprise to me was just the lack of close games overall. Every game was decided by double digits, which means whoever decided the matchups did a poor job of projecting competitive basketball. The closest game was Pittsburgh beating Rutgers by 11.

The game I was most shocked by result wise was actually Florida State losing to Indiana and not having seen the game I am left to think the officials played a major role considering that both teams hit 25 shots from the field and 7 three pointers each. FREE THROWS THOUGH - 7 of 16 for FSU compared to 23-38 for Indiana. The entire 16 point win was from the free throw line.

Gather your rosebuds while ye may. We're number 1!!! We're number 1!!!

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Clearly the only reason the ACC didn't win the Challenge is because they had UVa instead of VT playing in it this year.....

I'll let you be the judge on how /s that statement is

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We won our big10 matchup this year. We beat Michigan State.

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Hey UVA:

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

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Regarding uva....

Last year's uva was different than usual, they had 3 bigtime shot makers and scorers (Hunter, Guy, Jerome).

Now it's back to the same old same old uva. No offense whatsoever. Through 8 games, their highest scoring total was 65 points and they have been under 50 points in 4 of their 8 games!

Like my friend says, they run the same offense he played in middle school. They'll end up with a good record because of their great defense, but they have the potential to get blown out by a team that can make tough shots. I expect an early exit in March from them.

Disagree, they will win 15-17 ACC games and be a very high seed in March. The AAC team they play in the second round will score 38 points. I see Sweet 16 at least for them. ACC teams magically shoot 25% when they play UVA... that translate to a lot of losses.