Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Heels Collapse Against d00que

Wow. Just wow.

A serious collapse after a win looked inevitable. Ahead by 10 for most of the half, we just fell down in the last 4 minutes. Bad shot selection, didn't take care of the ball...argh.

But really, the collapse alone wasn't enough to do it.It sucks to complain about the officiating, but the refs just gave this one to d00k. Seth Curry obviously traveled just before he hit his last 3 around the :30 mark, and Zeller tipped a rebound into our goal when he was pushed by Plumlee. (d00k is known for pushing rebounders low in the back to push them off their mark--K obviously teaches this.) A Kelly airball that should have given the Heels the ball was ruled a tip/block by Henson, and d00k got it back. (That last one was questionable at least, whereas the other two were obvious.) Those first two plays alone counted for 5 points in the last minute of the game. If the refs had called either one, Carolina wins. Damn that sucks.

Austin Rivers beautifully represents everything that everyone hates about d00k, and it was really too bad that we left him open and let him make that final shot. It was yet another baffling lapse in 4 minutes of condensed fail. A 2 would have done them no good, but Zeller backed off of the line anyway. Heat of the moment and all that...but damn.

Losing to d00k, I always feel like we've basically let the universe down. Ugh.

I don't know what it is with the Heels this year, but they just cannot seem to get it together. They haven't even come close to living up to expectations, and, frankly, I don't think they've put together 40 minutes of good ball all year. Losing in this choketacular fashion isn't helping morale, either, I'm sure. I really love this team--they're a bunch of awesome guys...but they really just aren't playing well. The real problem is back-court scoring and 3-point shooting. As usual, d00k just hoisted 3 after 3, whereas we made only one 3 all game. A little less luck with the 3 ball, and, again, Carolina gets the 'W'...but it was not to be.

Damn annoying to lose that way, and to that team...but them's the breaks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are thankful for your hospitality. We would be pleased to rejoin you there for a similar experience in the future. Love and Kisses, Duke

11:10 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I do believe we have a date at Hansbrough Indoor Stadium later this year...

12:24 PM  

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