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They will beat UVA with very little problem IMO.

Its the other 2 games that could really give them problems.

If they can win 2 of those 3 games, they are in great shape for the tourney...if they lose 2 of them, they are still likely in but it gets dicier and they need to win some key games down the stretch.

They should beat UVA. The NCSt game should be winnable too, even though it's on the road. If they can win there, that gives them wiggle room...they could lose one at Comcast and still finish 10-6 in the ACC, which should get them in the tourney. Anything less is iffy and may require a win or two in the ACC tournament. The Terps have yet to come up with a true signature win this season to help sway the committee if they are on the bubble, so they will likely have to rely on their overall record to make it...and in a down season for the conference, I think that means 10-6.

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Duke is doing a great job of shutting down the passing lanes...They are denying the post pass very well.

Williams is a total non factor thus far.

Yeah, he got a couple rebounds early, but isn't getting the ball inside and is now standing there while Duke guys go for the put-back.

The Terps are doing OK when they drive, but now they are passing back out and trying for a jump shot when the whole team is ice-cold.

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They should beat UVA. The NCSt game should be winnable too' date=' even though it's on the road. If they can win there, that gives them wiggle room...they could lose one at Comcast and still finish 10-6 in the ACC, which should get them in the tourney. Anything less is iffy and may require a win or two in the ACC tournament. The Terps have yet to come up with a true signature win this season to help sway the committee if they are on the bubble, so they will likely have to rely on their overall record to make it...and in a down season for the conference, I think that means 10-6.[/quote']NC St killed Duke this year...Obviously, the crowd gives you more energy when you play Duke(and UNC) than any other team in the ACC.

That being said, NC St played great that night,..Moved the ball well, hit their shots, etc...

They are a better team than their record.

MD will have played a 2 games in the 4 days leading up to game day...Then, MD has to go back down to Raleigh after making the trip today...its just a lot of traveling and playing in a short period of time.

Of course, you have to be ready for that in march, so its also a good thing for them that they have to go through with it..helps get them ready.

Stupid foul by Nolan Smith right there!

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NC St killed Duke this year...Obviously, the crowd gives you more energy when you play Duke(and UNC) than any other team in the ACC.

That being said, NC St played great that night,..Moved the ball well, hit their shots, etc...

They are a better team than their record.

MD will have played a 2 games in the 4 days leading up to game day...Then, MD has to go back down to Raleigh after making the trip today...its just a lot of traveling and playing in a short period of time.

Of course, you have to be ready for that in march, so its also a good thing for them that they have to go through with it..helps get them ready.

Stupid foul by Nolan Smith right there!

NCst is in a tailspin right now. They've lost 5 of 6 and were just blown out at home by VT. That win against Duke seems like a looooong time ago. I'm hoping their slump continues into next week.

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If I'm Gary Williams, I'm telling the guys that anyone who shoots from farther than ten feet is getting benched immediately.

They are getting a lot of long range looks...wide open.

Duke is daring them to shoot...They don't seem to believe they are as good a shooting team as they have shown.

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They are getting a lot of long range looks...wide open.

Duke is daring them to shoot...They don't seem to believe they are as good a shooting team as they have shown.

Yeah, they're getting those looks because they are 0-8 from three. I find it hard to believe that they are going to suddenly find that stroke with just 3/4 of the game gone.

It helps that Duke hasn't hit a three since the last minute of the first half.

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