The Ohio state Buckeyes were 12-1 (2-0) in the latter months of 2018. They pulled off solid wins over Cincinnati, Creighton, Minnesota, Illinois, and UCLA. Additionally, their only loss was to a Syracuse team that is coming off a win over top ranked Duke. The Buckeyes were tied for first in the Big Ten with the likes of 2nd ranked Michigan and 6th ranked Michigan State. As for the NCAA tournament (AKA “March Madness”), the Buckeyes were virtually a lock as a top 15 team in the nation. Then disaster struck… Continue Reading!
As we’ve come to another season of college basketball it seems that this year is one of the deepest fields we have ever seen. Although Duke is currently a cut above, there is no shortage of challengers. Below I give my dark horse teams that could shock the world come March. Continue Reading!
Before Duke was beaten by Gonzaga the next night, Auburn made them look like they definitely weren’t unbeatable. Duke won 78-72 but Auburn definitely could have won. If I were an Auburn fan I would have been extremely frustrated. Auburn could have pulled off a memorable upset but didn’t because they didn’t box out, threw dumb alley-oops, and tried to match Duke’s style of play. Nobody has the athleticism to come close to beating Duke at their own game.
Despite these repeated mistakes, the Tigers still looked good. Jared Harper proved that he is among the best point guards in the country. He’s an excellent shooter and passer and finished with 22 points and 6 assists while shooting 6-10 from three-point range. Austin Wiley impressed me off the bench. The junior center played physical and put up 17 points and 9 rebounds in just 19 minutes. Continue Reading!
The Duke Blue Devils were more than impressive in their opener against #2 Kentucky, beating them by 34, and scoring 118 points. Their star freshmen, RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish, and Tre Jones, lived up to the hype. No freshmen scaries for this crew, as Barrett had 33, Zion with 28, and Reddish had 22. This Duke team is disgusting, and they play like seasoned veterans. So, can anyone beat the Dukies? Continue Reading!