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OHIO ST BEATDOWN

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OHIO ST BEATDOWN

It took me a week to ventually start writing about what was suppose to be a matchup between two elite programs. A "Clash of the Champions" if you will, but all that we got from the Ohio St. beatdown of Duke was that Sullinger is a man among boys and Duke's defense is overated.

Its hard for me to admit it, especially as a Duke and Coack K fan, but the Blue Devils were beat at both ends of the floor. The Buckeyes were more physical, played with something to prove, and showed better team basketball. Sullinger was really unstoppable and I feel bad for Mason Plumlee because he has a good game and did the best he can guarding the best player in college basketball, but it wasnt enough. Sullinger was able to muscle his way where he wanted that night. He finished the game with 21 points and 8 rebounds.

The star of the night wasnt Sullinger, but the Ohio St point guard Aaron Craft. Craft was absolutely magnificant that night. He was hitting open jumpers, slashing his way to the basket and setting up his teammates for open and high percentage jump shots. Where did this kid come from? He finished the game with 17 points and 8 assists. I would have never thought that the buckeyes would destroy Duke by 22 points as they did, but this surely proves that Ohio St is for real and teams better watch out.

Now on Duke. I still believe that Duke is a top team in the nation but they have alot of work if they expect to win. I will first say that Mason Plumlee and Austin Rivers had a good game. rivers displayed why he is so feared. He kept taking his defenders to the hoop and making acrabatic layups one after another and he was able to hit open jump shots. The problem is that when Rivers has the ball in his hands, the Duke offense stops. They watch him play instead of working with him. It's almost like the Iverson years in philly where everyone expects him to be the whole offense. Maybe this is Rivers fault because his game is more design for individual stats and not for team.

I know that Duke has one of the toughest schedules this yeaer and it can be tiring, but boys when a team like Ohio St beat you the way that they did there really arent any excuses. I have faith in Coach K that he will make the neccessary corrections on defense because the team was absolutely embarrassing. Did Ryan Kelly, Curry, and Dawkins even play?--sarcasm


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I agree

After all, it was suppose to be a matchup between two elite programs. A "Clash of the Champions" if you will, but all that we got from the Ohio St. beatdown of Duke was that Sullinger is a man among boys and Duke's defense is overated.

Its hard for me to admit it, especially as a Duke and Coack K fan, but the Blue Devils were beat at both ends of the floor. The Buckeyes were more physical, played with something to prove, and showed better team basketball. Sullinger was really unstoppable and I feel bad for Mason Plumlee because he has a good game and did the best he can guarding the best player in college basketball, but it wasnt enough. Sullinger was able to muscle his way where he wanted that night. He finished the game with 21 points and 8 rebounds.

The star of the night wasnt Sullinger, but the Ohio St point guard Aaron Craft. Craft was absolutely magnificant that night. He was hitting open jumpers, slashing his way to the basket and setting up his teammates for open and high percentage jump shots. Where did this kid come from? He finished the game with 17 points and 8 assists. I would have never thought that the buckeyes would destroy Duke by 22 points as they did, but this surely proves that Ohio St is for real and teams better watch out.

Now on Duke. I still believe that Duke is a top team in the nation but they have alot of work if they expect to win. I will first say that Mason Plumlee and Austin Rivers had a good game. rivers displayed why he is so feared. He kept taking his defenders to the hoop and making acrabatic layups one after another and he was able to hit open jump shots. The problem is that when Rivers has the ball in his hands, the Duke offense stops. They watch him play instead of working with him. It's almost like the Iverson years in philly where everyone expects him to be the whole offense. Maybe this is Rivers fault because his game is more design for individual stats and not for team.

I know that Duke has one of the toughest schedules this yeaer and it can be tiring, but boys when a team like Ohio St beat you the way that they did there really arent any excuses. I have faith in Coach K that he will make the neccessary corrections on defense because the team was absolutely embarrassing. Did Ryan Kelly, Curry, and Dawkins even play?

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