Uncle Si wrote:kidhawk wrote:Hawk-Lock wrote:Ruminator wrote:Call me crazy, but I haven't been able to shake the feeling that Duke will miss the final four. We'll see!
It could happen, it’s called March Madness for a reason. People talk about Duke as unstoppable which they aren’t. They are still young and struggle from the perimeter. All it takes is one game for them to get bounced.
Can it happen? Of course it can. The question is WILL it happen? I just don’t see Duke losing prior to the final four. Besides having the best player in college basketball they also have a lot of talent around him. Combine that with an all time great coach and it’s an extremely tough combination to beat.
They should face Michigan State in the Elite 8. That will be as tough a game as the semifinals or final.
No disrespect to Michigan St but they still have to get past a pretty good LSU team and I still don’t see them taking out a healthy Duke team. Of course I will admit a bias towards Duke but I do believe when healthy they are the best in the NCAA right now.
With all that said the saying That’s why they play the games is as true for this tournament as any event in sports and that’s why it’s so much fun too watch