Posts Tagged ‘Kyrie Irving’

You have to love Virginia Commonwealth University, unless you are Purdue, or Georgetown, in which case, go ahead and hate.  But I mean seriously, now that we are down to a final field of sixteen sweet teams, you must give credit where credit is due, and we do a lot of that in this post!

East Region: This region packs in a lot of excitement (never was a region that didn’t), and Ohio State looks like they will win this one… Only, I do not think they will, even after the 30-plus point slaughtering of George Mason last round… Kentucky will face Ohio State, as the two hot teams square off, we will have more on this game tomorrow, as the game is Friday.  Now, North Carolina could not have made things more controversial, as the refs made a clock error with a second left in the game, when they played Washington… Harrison Barnes emerged victorious, winning the game by three points.  This game too, is tomorrow.  Prediction: I have Kentucky and North Carolina winning.

Kyle Singler has been forgotten in the Irving predicament, but remember, Singler is a great player.

West Region: The West region is extremely tough, but Duke has the best back-court in the nation, with Seth Curry, Kyrie Irving, and Nolan Smith… I will not go in depth on this one, as I HOPE to post a whole separate article tonight… But Duke looked mediocre, as they blew a lead against Michigan, escaping with a victory, they will face Arizona tomorrow night.  In the bottom half, Kemba Walker’s UCONN will face San Diego State tomorrow night, as well.  This region is stacked, but Duke will emerge the victor, do not worry…. Catch a prediction article later tonight!

Well, its only five eastern time right now, hence there is lots of time to post a few more articles, stay tuned!

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A topic we discuss often, Duke University, faced a very good Michigan squad today, but they only won by two… What hurts more is the fact that Duke led by 15…. Not sold that Duke didn’t play their best yet?  Michigan got a lay-up at the buzzer that would have sent the game to overtime, only the shot missed.

Surely Duke fans are expect the Blue Devils to recover from the dissapointment, but really, with Kyrie Irving back in the line-up, people should expect better from the Blue Devils… Or else… An upset will come to the mist soon, very soon.  The good news is that Duke has made the Final cut of sixteen teams, and Texas/Arizona is very beatable.

Prediction: In this shorter post, I would like to acknowledge the way the Blue Devils always come back, Coach K got his 900th win today, and there is a reason for that… It is no enigma to me, that Duke will come into their next game on fire, and just light things up!

The good: Kyrie Irving attacked today, putting up 10 plus points again, in limited minutes.  Andre Dawkins proved that his shot will be deadly the rest of the way, and overall, the Blue Devils played okay.

Hello all, I know I was expecting to check in a lot more this weekend, albeit I will not be able to… And all I can tell you is the following:

I will have great pictures from all the college basketball events that have went down as of late… The Chicago Bulls just keep winning, and college basketball is going fantastic!

Your Kyrie Irving update: Kyrie played limited minutes off the bench yesterday, albeit he looked great, with a team-high of 14 points, imagine what he could have done in forty minutes of play!  Duke is going to get hot, watch out.

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all, I hope you brought your green in here today, as we have an extended version of  Daily Dose! And I breakdown all the games!

See ya later, alligator. Anyone who has visited my blog on a previous occasion would tell you that I love upsets, so you can make the presumption that I’m just loving the tournament right now!  Earlier today, actually just an hour ago, the game between Louisville (fourth seed) and Morehead State (thirteenth seed) wrapped up with a three pointer by Demonte Harper, and Pitino’s squad (Lousiville) looses, 62 to 61.

Man, I sure can pick ’em. Again, I speak not of anything to do with a prediction I made about a game, but about the whole tournament in general, or at least the Western Bracket… Remember, the past two posts I predicted Kyrie Irving would come back… Granted, I predicted all this before he even practiced with the team…  Anyhow, Coach K said that Kyrie Irving WILL be playing in Friday’s opener against Hampton, but of course, with only limited minutes… Here come the Blue Devils!

See ya later, alligator (Part Two). I am lovin’ it, and McDonald’s is not even a sponsor! (For you ignoramuses that was a pun), right when I thought it could not get any better, the buzzer was beat again, twice… First, Matt Howard (yes, the same one that lost to Duke in the finale last season) came up big against ninth seeded Old Dominion, as the Butler Bulldogs again put on the glass slipper, winning 60-58… Secondly, Penn State trailed by three with ten seconds left, Taylor Battle stood outside the arch by about six feet, pulled up and nailed it…. Only the shot was matched at the other end, and Temple beat Penn State.

NBA News Any other sporting news that is relevant during March Madness will be posted at the end of each sport dose, seeing as I have slotted myself into full tournament mode…  The Bulls have looked great as of late, as they are tied for the top spot in the East, follow this team, they have potential for greatness.  In other brief news, Durant poured in 29 points, as the Thunder beat the Heat.

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Chicago Bulls at New Jersey Nets Now, every other person will probably say, the Nets suck… BLAH BLAH BLAH… They are one of the hottest teams in basketball with Deron Williams, they’ve won five straight, the Bulls have won seven straight… Bulls win.

Memphis Grizzlies at New York Knicks Two teams that are really fighting for a playoff spot, now has the weight of knowing every game is important… The newly strengthened Knicks team will be too strong. Knicks win.

Wofford at BYU Jimmer Ferdette needs to get angry, and stay angry if they aren’t going to get upset today, but they won’t… BYU advances.

Bucknell at UCONN UPSET…. Just kidding, Kemba Walker is playing, the guy is a beast…. Experts have picked Bucknell, but don’t let them fool you, Walker is on the better team.

With conference tournaments on every other channel today, I figure I have to keep some good programming up on my blog!

Yes, Kemba will be dougie-ing all the way to Texas.

Kemba Walker is just too much to handle. ESPN made me flashback to when UCONN and Syracuse last met in the Big East playoffs, which ended with the Orange men on top, after six overtimes!  However, Kemba Walker and the Huskies only needed five extra minutes to get revenge, beating eleventh ranked Syracuse, 76-71… Of course, Kemba Walker was the hero with 33 points of his own.

Even with win over UCONN, Kemba Walker is not the best player. Maybe he is the best player in the nation, albeit someone had a much bigger game in the college basketball world, by the name of Jimmer Ferdette… With a record school high 52 points!  30 of those came in the first half!  He might just clinch a BYU scoring title of all-time, as they play in the MVC Championship today against San Diego State!

To Duke fans, Kyrie's return would seem like the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Kyrie Irving? Kyrie Irving? Duke fans you will be shocked!! As you may have saw last night, my predictions are usually pretty dang close, per se, I picked Colorado to BEAT Kansas last night, even though they lost by seven… I picked UCONN to winn, and they won… And now my biggest pick will not be coming in the upcoming Picks article… Whereas I will state it here explicitly, Kyrie Irving will play again in a Duke uniform against North Carolina.  Now, I know that no one is looking to deep into his practicing with the team yesterday, but with Nolan Smith only questionable for this weekend, is it possible Irving will dress?  I just have a feeling that tomorrow Duke will play UNC, and Kyrie Irving, will play… Duke beat Maryland last night by about 15 points, and Kyle Singler had 29 points…. Albeit, Nolan Smith went down with injury to his toe late in the game… His return is questionable.

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Welcome, to Jacob’s Sports for what, I believe, is almost been a month of 31 (what you get when you add 24 and 7) sports coverage.  Two recent sport events will be broken down in this post, and FOUR games will be predicted, join along!

Jeff Green's a versatile player who's expected to play a crucial role in the Celtics' 2011 championship run. (Getty Images)

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I was reluctant to call it a bad trade, because it was a good one. Boston faced criticism everywhere after trading away an injured Kendrick Perkins to the Thunder, honestly though, Jeff Green is a stud, and he proved that last night, scoring 21 off the bench in the Celtics four point win of the Warrior’s. Could this trade be the key to an NBA Title, or is this just a pretty darned close fake key?  Boston is 4-0 since the trade, albeit one can not consider that a real telling point, seeing as Kendrick Perkins would not have played in any of those four games anyways.  Nenad Kristic is really a small factor, but he is a good foot and a half taller than Nate Robinson.

Haters, here is something worth smiling about! Now, as a blogger, its not like I am just some emotionless automaton from the late 18th century, I know who hates who, and I know plenty of people will jump for joy when they hear that the Miami Heat lost, once again.  This time though, there was no late comeback staged, nothing was close at all, the Heat lost to the 51-11 Spurs, by thirty points.  There is nothing funny about it, no excuses, the Spurs had 125 points, and no individual had more than 20!  Time after time again, the Heat get extinguished! The Bulls won last night, tieing the Heat for the number two seed in the East.

PREDICTIONS

Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina Tar Heels Duke won the first match-up, after trailing by 14 points at the half, but if Duke gets down early in this one, coming back will be much more difficult then the previous affair.  Honestly though, Kyrie Irving would have guaranteed Duke a win today, albeit he is hurt, and probably is not playing again today.  Well, I still think Duke is the better team, but if their shooters get cold, they have little to no chance of winning.  Still, I pick Duke.

Chicago Blackhawks at Toronto Maple Leafs Briefly in this post, I mentioned that the Chicago Bulls are red hot, owning rights to second place in the Eastern Conference, likewise, the other United Center-based team is also peaking at the right time, winning six in a row.  The Captain Toews has recorded five goals in the past three games, henceforth, picking the Blackhawks should be little suprise.

Notre Dame at UCONN Number eight in the country meets number sixteen, ND at UCONN, it should be a great match-up, two premier guards from the Big East going at it…. Albeit, Kemba Walker will prove to clutch for the streaking Irish, I’ve got Connecticut.

Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio State Buckeyes Almost every sport fan knows the story of earlier this year…. Wisconsin knocked off the then number one Buckeyes, at Madison…. This is a whole separate chapter, as OSU is again ranked number one, but the strengthened Buckeyes are hungrier, no way does Jared Sullinger let the Buckeyes down again!

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