March 25, 2011

Arizona Clobbers Defending Champ Duke: No. 5 seed Arizona defeated defending champ Duke 93-77 Thursday, leaving only two No. 1 seeds left in the NCAA basketball tournament. Wildcats forward Derrick Williams had a career-high 32 points and 13 rebounds. Duke led at halftime but was quickly overrun in the second half. "We couldn't stop them," said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. "We just couldn't stop them."

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:44 AM - 11 comments

That was impressive the way Arizona turned it on in the second half, Duke looked stunned. It's nice to know Duke won't be winning it this year.

posted by insomnyuk at 12:28 PM on March 25, 2011

Now Jalen can take the pins out of the two parent household offspring voodoo dolls he has lined up on his window sill.

posted by beaverboard at 12:57 PM on March 25, 2011

And my bracket is toilet paper. As a Duke hater, I loved it. As a person in a pool with about $800 bucks on the line, I am sad. It was crazy the way Arizona handled Duke. They have a chance to win the whole thing if they keep playing like that!!

posted by Debo270 at 12:59 PM on March 25, 2011

I didn't think Duke would get to the Final Four, but my bracket is toilet paper anyway. I had one bright spot because my pick of FSU to upset ND was homerific.

Duke is soft because everyone knows that people from stable, two-parent families are soft.

posted by bperk at 01:18 PM on March 25, 2011

Had Duke losing to Texas, and thought that Texas would have been a much harder matchup than Arizona for Duke. I only saw the 2nd half and was stunned at how easily Duke gave up layups, wide open shots, and rebounding position ... like a new convict handing out vaseline samples to his mates.

Can't see how adding another Plumlee to the flock will make matters any better next year ... time to consider recruiting a few non 5 star/Mcdonald's All Americans who are ready to battle when required.

posted by cixelsyd at 03:00 PM on March 25, 2011

My bracket is torn asunder!

posted by chris2sy at 05:03 PM on March 25, 2011

My bracket fell apart after round 2. I'm just rooting for everyone but OSU at this point...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:06 PM on March 25, 2011

My bracket has UConn, Florida, Ohio State and Notre Dame in the Final Four, and I've still got three of 'em alive. I feel so damn wise.

posted by outonleave at 08:05 PM on March 25, 2011

I've still got three of 'em alive.

Two out of three ain't bad. Bye-bye, Buckeyes.

posted by dyams at 08:28 AM on March 26, 2011

I was feeling good until the Buckeyes lost. This year's bracket is now fit to line the bird cage.

posted by dviking at 10:39 AM on March 26, 2011

Please. None of your brackets can compare to mine when it comes to failure.

posted by ursus_comiter at 10:44 AM on March 26, 2011

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