Duke vs. Ryerson - Thoughts and Predictions

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    R.J. Barrett didn’t shoot very well but he and Zion Williamson dominated the game. Williamson and Jack White seemed like the only ones hitting anything from the outside. I haven’t seen the box score so don’t know exact stats. It will be a much different looking team with Jones and Reddish in the lineup. Losing O’Connell in the first few minutes didn’t help with depth either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Duke rolled eadily 86 -67

    Twitter is abuzz with title predictions.
    Is it? I haven’t seen any title predictions from the many Duke accounts I follow. I have seen and participated in endless gushing over Zion’s game but I haven’t seen any title predictions tonight. Granted Duke accounts were making title predictions in June after the #1 Class was secured but knowing that Tre Jones and Cam Reddish didn’t play tonight I have yet to see any title predictions from anyone tonight. Who was saying it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Axelrod View Post
    R.J. Barrett didn’t shoot very well but he and Zion Williamson dominated the game. Williamson and Jack White seemed like the only ones hitting anything from the outside. I haven’t seen the box score so don’t know exact stats. It will be a much different looking team with Jones and Reddish in the lineup.
    RJ Barrett was 11-21 with 5 minutes left in the game. 50% from the floor isn’t shooting good?

    Tough crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    I wish I could have watched. Stinks that the games aren't on television.
    ESPN Plus is trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Serious question though: anyone surprised that it was less than 20 points?
    Nope. The only concern anyone had tonight was what Zion’s game looked like. We are all pleased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    So Kentucky beats professional teams by 25 points and they are just playing jobbers and the hype train is taking off.

    Duke beats a team comparable to Georgetown College by 19 points and they are rolling to a national championship.

    Crazy how that works.

    Edit: I see now that Duke opted not to play Carleton, so they will actually roll in all of their games. Wise choice to duck Carleton. That would likely damage expectations.
    No they wouldn’t. Two starters aren’t playing and like the UK exhibition games these results are meaningless. Meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    Did the hype train make a stop in Durham tonight? All aboard.
    The hype train began when Zion signed his LOI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    RJ Barrett was 11-21 with 5 minutes left in the game. 50% from the floor isn’t shooting good?

    Tough crowd.
    I was referring to outside shots. Most of his buckets were around the rim I believe. I’m sure fatigue was a factor this early as well.

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    Didnít watch, but I heard Zion can shoot so thatís not great to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Axelrod View Post
    I was referring to outside shots. Most of his buckets were around the rim I believe. I’m sure fatigue was a factor this early as well.
    I don’t care where he shoots from if he puts up 34 points and shoots 50% from the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Didn’t watch, but I heard Zion can shoot so that’s not great to hear.
    I’m glad you brought this up because this is the one thing UK talking heads focused on all day. Can Zion shoot. Well, he could tonight.

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    These games are meaningless. Bring on November 6th. I’ve seen enough.

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    Alex O’Connell caught an elbow to the eye within the first two minutes of the game and left the game. He’s currently at the hospital getting examined.

    If he isn’t a starter for Duke he’ll likely be the sixth man so Duke played tonight without three of their top 6-7 players. RJ and Zion showed out. I’m good with that.

    Bring on November 6th!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    No they wouldn’t. Two starters aren’t playing and like the UK exhibition games these results are meaningless. Meaningless.
    One thing we can all agree on...can't wait until November!

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