I actually dislike your strategy quite a bit. Putting Hansbrough on the line that much is not very effective, IMO. He hits his free throws. I would want, if I were a team like Duke, to get into a three point shooting contest for a few runs a half and then have it in the 2-4 point range one way or the other with 2:00 to go in the game. At that point, Coach K is a far, far better coach than Williams and Duke can use an advantage. The things is though, will Carolina play 'out of its game' at this point or are they too experienced now to let that happen?
Oh, I'm not saying put him on the line -- I'm just saying play him tough and don't give up tons of easy layups. If he ends up on the line, so be it -- but we won't have to worry about 1 player fouling out since we have a few that can play on him.
Additionally, if some of our skinny white dudes start nailing 3's, I can see the carolina players trying to match it, just from a pride/one-up perspective. That would play to Duke's advantage.
I think Duke is ranked way too high anyway right now.
Tonight should be an outstanding test -- at Purdue.
Edited by DukeSox, 02 December 2008 - 11:08 AM.