Category: Duke Blue Devils

Look Ma’ I’m At The Top Of The World ……………….


 

In  the  world  of  men’s college  basketball it’s  so  hard  to  maintain  that  resolve  and  to  go  unbeaten. But each   year  as  such  the  expectations  are  there   but  in  reality  it  is  very  hard  to  go  unbeaten  throughout the  season.  It  is  such  a  rarity  that  it hasn’t  happened  within the  men’s   game   in  quite  a  while. 

 

Cheick  Diakete of  Virginia  Tech reacts  to making  a play  in the game  against   Wake  Forest ...............
Cheick Diakete (34) of Virginia Tech reacts to a play against Wake Forest in which the Hokies would go on to win 78-71 . In doing so they dethroned the number one ranked Deamon Decons' tam..................

 

 

Chieck Daikete (34) reacts after making  a play against  Virginia  Tech  in the  Hokies’  78-71 defeat  of  Wake Forest.  picture  appears courtesy of Chuck  Burton……

 

 

 

 

Last night  we   saw  Virginia  Tech  take  on  and  beat   Wake  Forest  the  nation’s lone  unbeaten  team  succumb  to   the  Hokies  78-71.  Finally  after   all  the discussion  out  there  amongst  the  fans  as  well as the  pundits  on  television   we  had  our  answer.   There  isn’t a  team  nor  was  there one  good  enough  to  go   unbeaten  throughout  the regular  season.  And  but   for the  proselytizing  and   prognosticating   one   doubts  that  we’ll  see  one  for the  foreseeable  future.

 

 

 

 

Jeff Teague  ,top  and  teammate Al Farouq-Aminu  try  to  deprive  Hank Johnson  of   Virginia  Tech  of   the  ball  during  the  game  .................
Jeff Teague, top and teammate Al Farouq-Aminu of Wake Forest try to deprive the Hokies' Hank Johnson of the ball during the game .............

 

 

Jeff  Teague, top and  teammate  Al Farouq-Aminu  try  to  deprive   Virginia  Tech’s  Hank Johnson  of the  ball  during  the  game.  picture appears  courtesy of  ap/photo/  Chuck  Burton …………..

 

 

 

 

In  the  college   game  it’s   extremely   difficult  to  go   the  whole   season  unbeaten and  then  maintain that   frame  of  mind   into  the  NCAA  tournament. Where   a  loss  in  effect   casts   you   into  the  annals  of  history   as  an   also   ran.  The  game  itself   between  the  two   teams   was  filled  with   exciting  play and  a  great   deal of  exuberance  by  both  sets  of  players  on the  court.  The  star  of the  game   for  the  Hokies  was guard , Malcolm Delaney   who   scored   21 pts,  dished  out  3 assists ,  had  8  rebounds  and  was  an  allround  presence   on  both  ends  of the  court.   So  much   so  that  the  Deamon  Deacons   didn’t   know  how to  handle  the  player.    That  being  said   the   Deacons   were   no  slouches   themselves  when  it  came  to  having   an  offensive  presence  which  came  in the  guise  of  Jeff  Teague .  He’d  go  on to  score  23 points  for   the  team  in the  loss. 

 

 

 

Daikete  tries  to  elude  James  Johnson(23)  of   Wake  Forest in the  game  played  at Lawrence  Joel  Coliseum in  Winston Salem, NC.,  ...................
Daikete of Virginia Tech tries to elude James Johnson of Wake Forest in the game played at Lawrence Coliseum , Winston Salem , North Carolina ................

 

 

 

Daikete tries  to  elude James  Johnson(23) of  Wake Forest  during  the  game  played at Lawrence  Coliseum in Winston Salem  , North Carolina.  picture  appears courtesy  of  ap/photo/Chuck  Burton……

 

 

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