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NCAA: #3 "Dukies" Just Got "Duked" By #14 Mercer 78-71 !!!
3/21/14 | self

Posted on 03/21/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT by Lmo56

Guess we can't call it the Duke Invitational anymore ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: duke; marchmadness; ncaa
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1 posted on 03/21/2014 11:25:24 AM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56

nothing against Coach K or Duke but this makes me very happy....I love a nice upset and I love TPTB getting trumped....


2 posted on 03/21/2014 11:27:52 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Lmo56

Oh my! [Jaws on the floor] !!!!


3 posted on 03/21/2014 11:28:16 AM PDT by imchris
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To: cherry

TPTB?


4 posted on 03/21/2014 11:29:14 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: imchris

Right after the game was over, did anyone see the white player on Mercer team break-dancing in celebreation? That was great and funny :-)


5 posted on 03/21/2014 11:29:31 AM PDT by imchris
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To: Lmo56

Anyone who picked this bracket...deserves a billion dollars.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 11:29:59 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Lmo56

the powers that be....


7 posted on 03/21/2014 11:30:04 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Lmo56

Yeah Mercer, my alma mater.
I was really twisted on this, living near Duke and they are my ‘home’ team.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 11:30:45 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Lmo56

Duke has been hiring mercenaries as of late (one and doner’s), so the result is just.


9 posted on 03/21/2014 11:31:03 AM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: Lmo56

That’ll screw up a lot of brackets.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 11:31:12 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: imchris

I thought yesterday’s upset of Ohio State was enjoyable...

until about 5 minutes ago. :)


11 posted on 03/21/2014 11:31:18 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Lmo56
OH! YEAH! :-D
"the swish heard throughout the NCCA tournament!"

12 posted on 03/21/2014 11:31:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Lmo56

Bet Zero had Duke picked, as well...


13 posted on 03/21/2014 11:31:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Lmo56

First of my final four to bite the dust!


14 posted on 03/21/2014 11:32:08 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: imchris
Right after the game was over, did anyone see the white player on Mercer team break-dancing in celebreation? That was great and funny :-)

That was funny.

15 posted on 03/21/2014 11:32:35 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: imchris
Oh my! [Jaws on the floor] !!!!

Thats why they call it ... Wait For It ... The Madness ...

16 posted on 03/21/2014 11:33:03 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

"Bush's Fault!"

17 posted on 03/21/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Lmo56

I’d be willing to bet that 50% of brackets around the country just went straight to Hell.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 11:38:25 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Lmo56

Curse of Obama?


19 posted on 03/21/2014 11:39:48 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: Lmo56

puke didn’t get the calls they do at Cameron Indoor!


20 posted on 03/21/2014 11:40:50 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: hoagy62

Mine isn’t there yet but it will be with another upset.


21 posted on 03/21/2014 11:40:57 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: hoagy62

It’s gotta be more than that.

The Midwest bracket just blew up for sure.

Guess Buffett gets to keep his billons.


22 posted on 03/21/2014 11:41:54 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Lmo56

Warren Buffet just breathed a deep sigh.


23 posted on 03/21/2014 11:42:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nesnah
Duke has been hiring mercenaries as of late (one and doner’s), so the result is just.

The one-and-dones have got to go. They are ruining the big schools. They pick the big schools for one season's national exposure before they are eligible for the NBA Draft. The big schools can't build a powerhouse team over 3-4 years.

The small schools keep their players and nuture them. Witness NDSU, Dayton, and Mercer. They said during the game that Mercer was senior-laden and they had played over 100 games together.

24 posted on 03/21/2014 11:42:23 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: hoagy62

more like 75%


25 posted on 03/21/2014 11:42:32 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: ealgeone

Normally a team has to be eight points better than Duke to play even with them, thanks to the refs. In case anyone guessed, I’m no fan of Duke. In fact, Duke makes me puke.

Today is a good day.


26 posted on 03/21/2014 11:42:59 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: darkangel82
Why is it that women can make free throws, but the men can't?

NC State sucked from the line last night..

27 posted on 03/21/2014 11:43:44 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: darkangel82

I’ve lost on the upsets. 3 yesterday and nw duke.

Applying to buffet for a personal loan


28 posted on 03/21/2014 11:44:23 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: ken5050

No idea. Buckeyes had that problem too.


29 posted on 03/21/2014 11:44:50 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: hoagy62

80% of the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge were out in the first game, when Dayton beat OSU.

95% were out by the end of the night.

100% gotta be out by now ...


30 posted on 03/21/2014 11:45:14 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: ken5050

Part of it is that the women’s ball is quite a bit smaller and the hoop is the same size. The other part is that women players work on it more.


31 posted on 03/21/2014 11:48:16 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: ken5050
Why is it that women can make free throws, but the men can't?

Boys only want to dunk or shoot 3s. They don't work on anything else. Girls, in my opinion, work more on fundamentals.

32 posted on 03/21/2014 11:48:25 AM PDT by Texican72
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To: Lmo56

Normally I’m not that into the NCAA tourney but I’m getting lots of lolz out of all the bracket busting going on right now, especially in light of that 1 billion dollar challenge. Think they said 90% of the 11 million brackets were busted in the first day.


33 posted on 03/21/2014 11:52:05 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: ken5050

My Pack played 5 games in 8 days. They were tired. Free throws start with good legs.

I hate they lost, but it was a good season with lots of hope for the future.


34 posted on 03/21/2014 11:52:19 AM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: henkster

Agree, the big schools get the breaks. Duke got 4-5 today, including a huge one at theend of the game. When Duke made the stael at the end of the game, the announcer said their could have been a Mercer foul when Duke kicked the ball out of bounds. No mention about the Mercer player getting mauled in the effort to get the steal.

I still remember the year Gonzaga played UConn in the elite eight. Gonzaga got hosed on 3-4 at the end of the game, and would have won by 6-8 points if they hadn’t got screwed. UConn went on to win the national title, but they didn’t earn it.

I do think the refs are doinga better job at being fair to the lesser known programs.


35 posted on 03/21/2014 11:54:18 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: LoneStarGI

On the Today Show, the business person had contacted Quicken Loans/Warren Buffet for confirmation.

80% out of the Challenge after Dayton. 95% out by the end of the night.


36 posted on 03/21/2014 11:55:33 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: SeaHawkFan

The other thing to notice about the big schools getting a break; look at where they “slotted” the most recent growth in play-in games. It’s not for the 16 seeds; they are slotted at the 12 seeds. The reason is that you always get a 12/5 upset, and a big conference team goes down to a mid major. The big conference teams don’t like that, so they make the mid-major play an early game to deprive them of the upset possibility. It doesn’t always work out that way (we had majors in the play-in game this year) but my tinfoil hat tells me that was the intent.


37 posted on 03/21/2014 11:59:32 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: ealgeone
puke didn’t get the calls they do at Cameron Indoor!

No, that's not the reason they lost. Did you see the game? Duke was bested by a practiced and experienced TEAM from Mercer that had learned how basketball should be played.
38 posted on 03/21/2014 12:07:50 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Lmo56

One Warren Buffett can now still ensure there’s still US$1 billion in his bank account. :-)


39 posted on 03/21/2014 12:15:11 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: SeaHawkFan
Part of it is that the women’s ball is quite a bit smaller and the hoop is the same size. The other part is that women players work on it more.


My daughter was an all conference player in HS. Free throws matter in the boys game but it REALLY matters in girls...seemed like for both teams a majority of the trips done the floor ended in a foul, held ball, or turnover.

40 posted on 03/21/2014 12:32:34 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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Wish I owned the store where Coach K buys his hair dye. Must be a significant part of the store’s income.


41 posted on 03/21/2014 12:33:03 PM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: Resettozero

didn’t get to watch, but was able to keep up with the score.

Mercer shot lights out from the field. Are they normally that good from the field?


42 posted on 03/21/2014 12:34:07 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Lmo56

ESPN said yesterday that with just four games played 95% of brackets were eliminated from the perfect bracket contest.


43 posted on 03/21/2014 12:34:50 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: Vinnie

My alma mater too (93)! Im in Asheville, headed to Sunday’s game.


44 posted on 03/21/2014 12:35:23 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Lmo56

Wow Tennessee is putting the hurt on UMass.

Who said the SEC was a weak basketball conference?


45 posted on 03/21/2014 12:36:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Lot of people predicted this…it was one of the trendy “upset” picks. Lot of commentators called it also.


46 posted on 03/21/2014 12:36:38 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ealgeone

That’s such a childish, predictable, and formulaic response from someone who doesn’t understand the game….


47 posted on 03/21/2014 12:38:12 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
You must be a dukie.

MERCER TODAY FGM 25-45 55.6% (SEASON .475) 3PM-A 5-13 35.8% (SEASON .384) FTM-A 23-28 82.1% (SEASON .732)

DUKE FGM 22-62 35.5% (SEASON .466) 3PM-A 15-37 40.5% (SEASON 39.1) FTM-A 12-13 92.3% (SEASON 72.7)

been following and playing the game since 8th grade.

48 posted on 03/21/2014 12:51:39 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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I’m going out on a limb and picking the Wildcats to win today’s Kentucky-Kansas State game.


49 posted on 03/21/2014 12:52:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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YES IT IS.

the look on ratface was wonderful.

puke gets to play in their home state nearly every tourney, but they didn't get the refs they get at Cameron Indoor today!

50 posted on 03/21/2014 12:53:52 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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