Saturday, January 27, 2018

Virginia vs. Duke Preview

There are about five and a half hours until tip-off of the UVA vs. Duke game, and I can legitimately say that I haven't been this excited about a UVA sporting event since the tragic UVA/Syracuse game in the elite 8 a few years ago. I still lose sleep over that.

In Durham, the Hoos (#2 in the country) will take on Duke (#4 in the country). Their rankings alone make this a must watch game, but there is far more to it than that.

We have today, photographic negatives of each other. Duke is a high powered, fast moving offense--the #2 ranked offense in the country according to the wizard of college hoops metrics--with a so-so defense (#69). Virginia on the other hand, has the nation's top defense (#1) and a so-so offense (#42). Duke has firmly embraced the "one and done" philosophy", and Virginia has a spread of talent on the floor.

The game is at Duke--where UVA hasn't won in the last 17 trips (since 1995).

I have a ton of trepidation about this game--I can't wait to watch it, and I can't wait for it to be over.

1 comment:

Beyond Bibb's Store said...

Defense travels.

So does Grayson.

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