Sunday, January 13, 2013

Duke Goes Down

Yesterday number 1 Duke went to play NC State.  Richard Howell had 16 points, 18 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Star player C.J. Leslie had 25 points.  With those numbers, the outcome is pretty obvious, NC State won.  Duke did hang in there though.  NC State went into the half with a 41-39 lead.  This shows that other teams aren't bad, it's just that the other teams are better.  Early in the season, Syracuse lost to unranked Temple, and it was just like this at the half.  Seth Curry had 22 points, but injured his ankle with two minutes to go.  In the second half NC State outscored Duke 43-37.  Since Seth Curry was out of the game, Duke couldn't come back.  NC State was making most of their free-throws when Duke had to foul to stop the clock.  The final score was 84-76, NC State on top.  Now number 2 Michigan is most likely to take number 1.  Michigan next plays number 15 Ohio State.  This means the other teams in the top ten who didn't lose are going to get closer to number 1.  I think Duke will fall out of the top ten and its going to be tough to get back in this season.  I also think NC State isn't going to do well for the rest of the season because this happens a lot.  An upset occurs and the winning team gets too cocky so they don't try as hard, and end up losing more games than people projected.  By Ameen I.

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