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Daily Dribble: 2/17

February 17th, 2007
Florida St

I'm writing today's Dribble in the middle of what has already been a rather exciting day.

#1 Florida fell earlier to unranked Vanderbilt. A week or so back I wrote a Dribble about how the top 10 teams would fare the rest of the season. I predicted the Gators would fall at either LSU or Tennessee, but they'd easily get by the Dores. Well, I was completely wrong on that one. Vandy's two stars, Shan Foster and Derrick Byars, each brought their A games against last year's champions. The two combined for 48 points on 20 of 35 shooting. Vandy was 35th in the AP voting last week and should move up substantially after the big win.

College Basketball: Hearts of Champions

February 17th, 2007
Boston College

College basketball's Give it All players: Glen Davis, Jared Dudley, Tyler Hansbrough, Tre Kelley, Joakim Noah

Expert Picks: UNC at BC Edition

February 17th, 2007
ClemsonMemphis at Gonzaga, Oregon at Stanfor, UNC at Boston College, Maryland at Clemson

Daily Dribble: Duke is Underrated

February 13th, 2007
Davidson

I tend to usually think that the media and the public overrate Duke.. but suddenly the Blue Devils are underrated. Perhaps the most underrated team in the country.

First off, they will make the NCAA Tournament. Lets all just calm down. The #10 Pomeroy, #14 Sagarin, #18 RPI, and #26 AP team will make the NCAA Tournament. If the Tournament started today, not only would they make it, but they'd still probably deserve a 5 or 6 seed.

The ACC is solid. Look at Maryland.. just 4-6 (8th) in conference play, but they'd probably be the 3rd best team in the Big Ten. Look how they beat Illinois in Champaign and Michigan State on a neutral court. There's only a few easy games in the league.. and the problem for Duke is that they don't have the lower tier teams left on the schedule. Only BC, GT, Clemson, Maryland, and UNC left.. and only 2 of those 5 are at home. So going 3-2 or better in those games will be very hard, especially since you figure the game at UNC is basically a guaranteed loss. But I think they'll win the road game at BC, then the home games against Maryland and GT which would put them at 8-8 in the league. That should still be good for a very favorable seed.

UNC 79 - Duke 73: Game Log

February 8th, 2007
Duke"In a ten-second span Vitale hits on Doris Burke, says he’s going to see Elton John and wants to make his wife happy. I think it’s time to retire buddy.."

Expert Predictions: Duke/UNC Edition

February 6th, 2007
DukeAir Force at SDSU, UNC at Duke, WKU at South Alabama, and Holy Cross at Bucknell.