NCAABB Final Duke vs Butler [Live Thread]

Blue Devils take on the Bulldogs for the NCAABB Trophy

4/5/10 in NCAABB   |   Debi_L   |   11778 respect

It's time for the final game, the one for all the bragging rights.  The Duke Blue Devils may be the favorites tonight, but honeslty, don't count out the Bulldogs.  I know,  you are undoubtedly thinking, "what the hell does she know?"

Well, as I have said before, I'm not the biggest College Basketball fan, but the semi-final games were so good, I think the final can only be better.

The Bulldog fans have been supporting their team all along, but held a Pep Rally at Monument Park in Indianapolis earlier today to show once more they are behind their team, win or lose.  The Bulldogs put together a 25 game win streak that started back at Christmas and brought them all the way to one final game, against the Blue Devils.

The Devils are a team without a star, rather relying on all the players to pull together and play as a well oiled unit.

The game is bound to be a good one, so join in if you will,  and talk it up.  If you haven't made your bets on Playbook, you best get at it!
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4/6/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

So does Duke. They have Kyrie Irving come in to play PG, they get Seth Curry after he sat out this year, they'll still have Nolan Smith and perhaps Singler too and finally the Plumlee brothers are going to take over for Zoubek and Lance Thomas.

Plus they'll still have Coach K.

They may not repeat, and the odds are against them in that respect. But I can guarantee that they won't end up in the NIT, trying to be the 66th best team in the nation, like the past defending champs from UNC.

4/6/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

aos035 wrote:
Did anyone else see the Butler center kill Kyle Singler in a screen?

If that would have happened at any other time in the game, a foul would have been called. As it was, I'm glad that it didn't get called, it would have spoiled the ending.

4/6/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

redsox1002003 wrote:
 ahhh, off the rim. duke wins. they definitely werent the best team in the nation, but they had the easiest road

They just beat the team that beat Syracuse, Kansas State and Michigan State. Duke throttled the champions of the big east, which is supposedly the best conference. They are without a doubt the best team in the nation and there aren't any easy games in the tournament. Just ask Kansas.

4/6/10   |   dukie911   |   50 respect

Everyone who were good sports about Duke winning, thank you

4/6/10   |   dukie911   |   50 respect

Debi_L wrote:
this was honestly one helluva game, just ats we thought.  Congrats to the Blue Devils and their fans, and a HUGE congratulations to the Bulldogs.  So close, and yet so far, but no shame in this defeat.  They played their very best.

Thank you for posting with class

4/6/10   |   astromaniac1995   |   22 respect

redsox1002003 wrote:
 yeah, that was so epic! If Heyward made that shot, that would have been the anti-duke image for years to come.

 espn showed haywards shot at the end of the game.. he missed by literally inches

4/6/10   |   Alpha_Dawg   |   1258 respect

what a great game. Both teams  played hard. and left it all out there on the court. Butler has no reason to hang its head

4/6/10   |   JenX63   |   32436 respect

It was a great game..Congrats to Duke, but, Way To Go Butler.....

4/6/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

aos035 wrote:
Did anyone else see the Butler center kill Kyle Singler in a screen?

 yeah, that was so epic! If Heyward made that shot, that would have been the anti-duke image for years to come.

4/6/10   |   aos035   |   68 respect

ralalane wrote:
go duke show them how to shoot
(Edited by aos035)

Did anyone else see the Butler center kill Kyle Singler in a screen?

4/5/10   |   Debi_L   |   11778 respect

this was honestly one helluva game, just ats we thought.  Congrats to the Blue Devils and their fans, and a HUGE congratulations to the Bulldogs.  So close, and yet so far, but no shame in this defeat.  They played their very best.

4/5/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

 now we get to hear about how great duke is, when clearly they had a free pass to the final four

4/5/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

 ahhh, off the rim. duke wins. they definitely werent the best team in the nation, but they had the easiest road

4/5/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

 damn!, so close! at least zoubek is at the line. come on butler!

4/5/10   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

 butler ball, down by 1, shot clock off. hoping for a buzzer beater right here!!!!

4/5/10   |   JenX63   |   32436 respect

Its a great game

4/5/10   |   Debi_L   |   11778 respect

Butler to the lead 12-11 YUS!!!!

4/5/10   |   Debi_L   |   11778 respect

GOOOOOOOO BUTLER!!!!!!

4/5/10   |   ralalane

go duke show them how to shoot

4/5/10   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Go Butler, finish what you started.