Sport

Duke vs Pittsburgh basketball

Duke vs Pittsburgh basketball”

Duke recovered to beat Florida State, 100-93, but last Saturday lost at N.C. State, 96-85.

I never thought I'd say this, but the thought of Duke on the road laying double digits scares me to death, especially after how they performed in their two conference losses this season, both on the road and both as a double-digit favorrite. The Blue Devils raced out to a 10-0 lead over Pittsburgh through the game's first four minutes and kept their foot on the gas pedal. The Panthers are the only ACC team without a conference victory and they haven't reached 70 points in their last five games.

Duke tends to respond well after setbacks, but this isn't the situation the Blue Devils are embracing. "Things that we do well that they might not do as well, ways we can have an impact on the game". Pitt is a decent team that has the ability to at the very least hang around with Duke, and with the spread sitting at 18 points at the time that I'm posting this, none of the 5 meetings between Duke and Pitt have been decided by more than 16 points.

Duke's offense is clicking on all cylinders, as the Blue Devils are putting up efficiency numbers not seen since the 2015 Wisconsin team.

The Panthers rank at the bottom of the ACC.

After listening to his coach preach defense over and over (and over) after N.C. State ran right by them, Bagley understood the Blue Devils (14-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) needed to stop worrying about scoring baskets and start worrying about preventing them.

Bagley III is now one double-double shy of the Duke freshman record, which is currently shared by Jabari Parker and Gene Banks.

Marvin Bagley III's 16 points and 15 rebounds fueled No. 7 Duke as the Blue Devils turned in a huge response after a weekend upset loss by pounding host Pittsburgh 87-52 on Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center.

Its best player, Ryan Luther, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound senior forward, was out with a foot injury for the third game straight.

Duke was also dealing with injuries. He's averaging 12.7 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.

Jared Wilson-Frame was Pitt's leading scorer with 17 points. It was his 13th double-double of the season, which is tied for second in the country. Grayson Allen, who had struggled shooting in Duke's previous three conference games, struggled again from the field.

Neither DeLaurier nor Bolden have started a game this season. He finished with 11 points and was 4-for-12 from the floor. The 6-foot-11 Bagley, one of the best National Basketball Association prospects in the country, did it despite shooting 7 of 16 from the field and just 2 of 8 from the free throw line. However, guard Trevon Duval asserted himself after Carter briefly went down with an apparent injury.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


13 January 2018
Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDTI) SVP Sells $273552.50 in Stock
Finally, Oakbrook Investments LLC boosted its position in shares of Integrated Device Technology by 1.8% in the third quarter. The last close places the company's stock about $0.63 off its 52 week high of $8.33 and $2.14 above the 52 week low of $5.56.

13 January 2018
Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) Position Raised by Beacon Financial Group
After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Schlumberger Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.14% EPS growth. LLC now owns 1,440 shares of the company's stock valued at $145,000 after buying an additional 650 shares during the period.

13 January 2018
Matt Hasselbeck to call Pro Bowl, in possible MNF audition
ESPN's search to replace Jon Gruden on " Monday Night Football " may be one step closer to coming to an end. Hasselbeck has spent two years at ESPN working on " Sunday NFL Countdown ", following a 17-year NFL career.

13 January 2018
Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) Short Interest Update
The stock of Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC ) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by M Partners. On Monday, Regal Entertainment Group (RGC ) made the way into the market negative movers list with falling -0.44%.

13 January 2018
(FDS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in FactSet Research Systems by 7.2% during the second quarter. It worsened, as 12 investors sold WRE shares while 57 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes.

13 January 2018
'Fifty Shades Freed': Ana learns she's pregnant in new trailer
Fifty Shades Freed was preceded by 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey and 2017's Fifty Shades Darker . Directed by James Foley, " Fifty Shades Freed " arrives in theaters on February 9.

13 January 2018
Parallel Advisors LLC Purchases Shares of 3016 Realty Income Corp (O)
Of those insider trades, 1.24 million shares of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. were purchased and 1.24 million shares were sold. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 107,900 shares. 18,361 are held by Cbre Clarion Securities Limited Liability Corp.

12 January 2018
Civilians die in air raids on Syria's Eastern Ghouta
Some 400,000 people in the area have been under siege by Russian-backed Syrian government forces since 2013. Three children and 11 women were among those killed in the strike, it was reported by the monitor.

12 January 2018
Suter helps Wild down Blackhawks
But that's all the Blackhawks could muster. "It's a good feeling", Kane said of his career-best five points. The latest: Veteran defenseman Brent Seabrook will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game in Ottawa.

12 January 2018
Stocks Movement Analysis: Glu Mobile, Inc. (GLUU), HudBay Minerals, Inc. (HBM)
This is something that Investors should look for in all the stocks they are trading and is an important indicator to keep tabs on. The firm publishes titles in five genres, including fashion and celebrity, sports and action, food, home, and social networking.