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Duke beats West Virginia 78 to 57!…..Will play Butler on Monday for the Championship!

Duke’s Kyle Singler (12) shoots over West Virginia’s Kevin Jones (5) and Wellington Smith during the first half.

Folks I never thought Duke would get this far!

But the Dog has just come back from watching the Duke Blue Devils school West Virginia…..

The will now show up in the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for their 11th NCAA  Mens College Basketball Championship……..

This is their first since 2001……..

They have been 10 Championship games and their record is  3 and 6 for those games……

West Virginia only scored 6 baskets during the second half……

Duke’s  Singler, Scheyer and  Smith scored 63 points combined in the win……..

Duke 13…. 3-pointers in the game……..

And controled the boards the entire game……


The best part of the game was me breaking my oldest son’s chops!

Go Duke!

April 4, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Travel, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

NCAA Women’s College Basketball Championship Final Four…..Baylor beats Duke…

Baylor’s Brittney Griner, No. 42 at right, celebrated with teammates including Melissa Jones, No. 5, after Baylor beat Duke 51-48 in the NCAA Memphis Regional championship.

Baylor’s Brittney Griner, No. 42 at right, celebrated with teammates including Melissa Jones, No. 5, after Baylor beat Duke 51-48 in the NCAA Memphis Regional championship.

Well the Duke women didn’t make it….ah, shucks!

Celebrated freshman Brittney Griner caught a pass, spun around and hit a short jumper with 45 seconds left to propel fourth-seeded Baylor to a 51-48 win over No. 2 seed Duke on Monday night for its second trip ever to the Final Four.

Duke led the entire second half and held a 46-38 advantage with 4:59 left before a pair of free throws by Kimetria Hayden launched a 13-2 run for the Lady Bears (27-9).

Hayden, also a freshman, stole an inbounds pass by Joy Cheek and dished it to Melissa Jones for a layup with 2:10 left that pulled the Lady Bears within one. Jones, who finished with 10 points, also hit a pair of free throws with 26 seconds left, forcing Duke (30-6) to scramble.

Two 3-point attempts by Cheek in the last 17 seconds bounced off the rim as the Blue Devils’ shot at their first Final Four since 2006 slipped away.

Baylor’s men’s team lost to Duke 78-71 on Sunday in the South Regional final. It was the first time ever that there had been the same regional final matchup in both brackets since the women’s tournament began during the 1981-82 season, according to STATS LLC.

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Sports, Travel, Updates, Women | , | 1 Comment

NCAA Women's College Basketball Championship Final Four…..Baylor beats Duke…

Baylor’s Brittney Griner, No. 42 at right, celebrated with teammates including Melissa Jones, No. 5, after Baylor beat Duke 51-48 in the NCAA Memphis Regional championship.

Baylor’s Brittney Griner, No. 42 at right, celebrated with teammates including Melissa Jones, No. 5, after Baylor beat Duke 51-48 in the NCAA Memphis Regional championship.

Well the Duke women didn’t make it….ah, shucks!

Celebrated freshman Brittney Griner caught a pass, spun around and hit a short jumper with 45 seconds left to propel fourth-seeded Baylor to a 51-48 win over No. 2 seed Duke on Monday night for its second trip ever to the Final Four.

Duke led the entire second half and held a 46-38 advantage with 4:59 left before a pair of free throws by Kimetria Hayden launched a 13-2 run for the Lady Bears (27-9).

Hayden, also a freshman, stole an inbounds pass by Joy Cheek and dished it to Melissa Jones for a layup with 2:10 left that pulled the Lady Bears within one. Jones, who finished with 10 points, also hit a pair of free throws with 26 seconds left, forcing Duke (30-6) to scramble.

Two 3-point attempts by Cheek in the last 17 seconds bounced off the rim as the Blue Devils’ shot at their first Final Four since 2006 slipped away.

Baylor’s men’s team lost to Duke 78-71 on Sunday in the South Regional final. It was the first time ever that there had been the same regional final matchup in both brackets since the women’s tournament began during the 1981-82 season, according to STATS LLC.

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Sports, Travel, Updates, Women | , | 1 Comment

The Final Four of the NCAA March Madness College Mens Basketball Championship….

A Final Four worth watching, barely

[ Coach K of Duke and Coach Tom Izzo of Michigan State work their games……. ]

These are  your Final Four Teams Folks…..

They play next Saturday………

Final Four – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

M5 Michigan State
W5 Butler
E2 West Virginia
S1 Duke

The Wiki  Backrounder on the whole Tournament…….here.….

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Projections, Sports, Updates | , , | 6 Comments

Duke Wins over Baylor!….will be back the Final 4 in the NCAA Mens College Basketball….

[ Duke Players rejoice at the teams win…… which puts them in the Final Four NCAA Mens Basketball Championship…..]
The Dog frankly didn’t think they’d get this far…again…..

But the Dog is tickled pink to be wrong……YES!
Watching the game didn’t make me think it would happen either……Until the last few minutes when Duke did a nice run that took them up 10 points…and sealed the deal……
………while this Duke team is hardly among the Blue Devils’ best, it has Krzyzewski back in the Final Four for the 11th time and his first since 2004. He last won a national title in 2001.

Nolan Smith had 29 points for Duke and Jon Scheyer added 20 in the South Regional final before 47,492 fans in Reliant Stadium. The Blue Devils will play Saturday against second-seeded West Virginia (31-6) in the national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“I can’t put it in words,” the Duke senior forward Lance Thomas said.

Playing about 185 miles from Baylor’s campus and in front of the former President George Bush, Duke was booed from the moment it stepped on the court. Trailing by 61-60 with 3 minutes 36 seconds left, the Blue Devils tied the score on a free throw by Smith.

That started a 12-1 run that Duke used to break the game open and put away feisty Baylor, which had been seeking to advance to its first Final Four since 1950. During the spurt, the Bears took poor shots and lacked discipline, the latter of which is a frequent criticism of their coach, Scott Drew, who appeared to be outcoached by Krzyzewski.

Trailing by 3 at halftime, Duke tied the game at 35-35 on the first possession of the second half on a 3-pointer by Scheyer. Baylor then surged to a 5-point lead before the Blue Devils used an 8-2 run to reclaim the lead at 45-44 on a pair of free throws by Smith with 16:15 left.

The Bears briefly retook the lead before Duke scored 4 consecutive points for a 49-46 lead……

More……..

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Sports, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

West Virgina beats Kentucky!

They played like they were lost…..

Kentucky couldn’t buy a jumper if they were given out for free……

And they did lose…….

People are going take a hit on this one…..

The team to beat got beat by themselves…….

West Virgina is in the Final Four of the NCAA Mens College Championships……

Injury replacement Joe Mazzulla scored a career-high 17 points in his first start this season and West Virginia handled a cold-shooting Kentucky team stocked with future NBA players almost from the opening tip for a 73-66 victory in the East Regional final Saturday night.

Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins, back with his alma mater, is in the Final Four for the first time since taking Cincinnati in 1992. It’s an even longer stretch for West Virginia — Jerry West was the star of the team 51 years ago, and not yet a Hall of Famer or NBA logo.

For freshman sensation John Wall and the young Wildcats, a scintillating season ended with a clang.

They were awful from 3-point range, missing their first 20 attempts and finishing a stunning 4 of 32 (12.5 percent). DeAndre Liggins finally hit a 3 with 3:29 left to end the drought, but by then it was too late.

West Virginia went the other way, making eight 3s in the first half without a 2-point basket.

Kentucky coach John Calipari led his talented team to the regional final in his first season, restoring the Wildcats among basketball’s elite after several underachieving seasons.

But they showed their inexperience in this one, misfiring all night after using a swarming defense to beat tournament darling Cornell in the round of 16.

More……..

March 27, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment