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RE: 15 seed TROY takes on Duke
A 15 beat a 2 just last year when MTSU beat MSU. There's been a a few more to happen recently. Norfolk State over Missouri, Lehigh over Duke, FGCU over GTown have all happened in the last five years or so.

Won't be happening here though. I think Duke is the best team in the country right now now that Grayson Allen seems to finally be healthy, and their freshman stud Tatum is playing as well as anyone in the country. Add in the emergence of Jackson, and you have four players (Allen, Jackson, Kennard, Tatum) that are capable of scorching you from anywhere on the floor at any time. Duke is unguardable. I was surprised Troy was a 15 tbh, I thought they were headed to Dayton. I was hoping they would draw Gonzaga or someone. Not a knock on the Zags, I have them in the final 4 but that was still the best realistic matchup I could think up in my head for Troy.

When do you guys think a 16 will beat a 1? It's gotta happen one day
03-12-2017 11:51 PM
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RE: 15 seed TROY takes on Duke
Does anybody here think Troy has a shot to take down Duke?

It's obviously a long shot. Troy has been playing unbelievably well though. This team did a complete 180 that started on March 2 against Arkansas State. During that game, I haven't seen a Troy team play so hard, know their assignments, have great communication, and set up an offense like I did then. Troy is 6-0 and has a average winning margin of 13 points since then.

Would love to see Troy set the world on fire with an upset win over Duke...
03-13-2017 12:31 AM
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(03-12-2017 11:51 PM)FidelCashflow18 Wrote:  I think Duke is the best team in the country right now now that Grayson Allen seems to finally be healthy, and their freshman stud Tatum is playing as well as anyone in the country.

Let's just hope he doesn't act like an idiot and try to trip people again.
03-13-2017 12:33 AM
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Watch out for that dude tripping and punching people Trojans. Especially if yall get out to any kind of lead.
03-13-2017 07:19 AM
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RE: 15 seed TROY takes on Duke
(03-13-2017 12:31 AM)CardinalBlackTrojan Wrote:  Does anybody here think Troy has a shot to take down Duke?

It's obviously a long shot. Troy has been playing unbelievably well though. This team did a complete 180 that started on March 2 against Arkansas State. During that game, I haven't seen a Troy team play so hard, know their assignments, have great communication, and set up an offense like I did then. Troy is 6-0 and has a average winning margin of 13 points since then.

Would love to see Troy set the world on fire with an upset win over Duke...

Absolutely 0% chance. Very few teams have any type of chance to beat Duke right now. I think they're the best team in the country. I hope Troy does well and makes the Sun Belt look good, but I just don't see it happening. Troy has been playing unbelievably well, but so has Duke. Duke was losing by at least 10 points in the second half to top 20 teams three days in a row and came back every time. I'm no Duke fan, but this year besides Allen they are a fun bunch to watch. I'm a sucker for talent, and this Duke team has incredible amounts of talent especially on offense.

I really hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see it man. I'm picking Duke to win it all
03-13-2017 11:28 AM
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RE: 15 seed TROY takes on Duke
actually, I think Troy can give them a good game, Duke isn't strong at all in the middle, they aren't going to throw 3 or 4 seven footers at Troy, they are a jump shooting, slashing team, and defensively, there is nothing there that should scare Troy, they should be able to get some really good looks at the basket. Troys main focus should be to keep turnovers to a minimum, slow the tempo down, eat up the shot clock, and play sound defense, I know its tough, but if they do this, they should be in the game late into the second half.
03-13-2017 11:39 AM
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RE: 15 seed TROY takes on Duke
Duke -18.5 to open. Troy covers, but not by much.
03-13-2017 12:03 PM
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I'm just happy to be here and If we won it would be icing on the cake.

Setting up for a great run next year with this team returning.
03-13-2017 12:59 PM
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Good luck. I watched the entirety of the ACC tournament and Duke is playing on another level right now.
03-13-2017 01:31 PM
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RE: 15 seed TROY takes on Duke
(03-13-2017 11:39 AM)moehler Wrote:  actually, I think Troy can give them a good game, Duke isn't strong at all in the middle, they aren't going to throw 3 or 4 seven footers at Troy, they are a jump shooting, slashing team, and defensively, there is nothing there that should scare Troy, they should be able to get some really good looks at the basket. Troys main focus should be to keep turnovers to a minimum, slow the tempo down, eat up the shot clock, and play sound defense, I know its tough, but if they do this, they should be in the game late into the second half.

There haven't been many points in the last 22 years where Duke has been strong in the middle. They are a perimeter shooting team that strives to capitalize on turnovers. They also generally have control of the pace of the game which plays to their advantage.

For Troy to win Duke will have to have a game in which they shoot for around 22% from 3 and less than 40% from the field. They have been liable to have down shooting games in the past but if Duke sticks around long enough, one of their shooters will get hot.
03-13-2017 01:35 PM
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