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Greg Anthony: The Key For Duke Is The Play Of Quinn Cook

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Greg Anthony, the lead college hoops analyst for CBS, joins the guys and immediately jumps into the Ron Rivera for Coach of the Year discussion. After agreeing with Mac, the guys move into college hardwood discussions.

On Duke: I’ve been impressed with them all season. The real key for them has been the play of Quinn Cook and his growth. I don’t think they’re every going to be a great rebounding team, but they’re so tremendously skilled and they compete so well defensively that they can offset the posessions they lose as long as the don’t get dominated in the paint. This is a really good team to watch and they’re fun to watch.

On Syracuse’s chances to win the ACC: A lot of people will tell you they’re the favorites to win it. I think they’re going to have a great chance. What’s going to be interesting is their zone is something you don’t typically see in the ACC. How do teams deal with it and prepare for it? They have a good 1-2 punch, they rebound well and they’re active in the zone. That was an impressive performance last night against Indiana. There’s no doubt they’re one of the players with a great chance to win the ACC.

On the freshman phenoms: Jabari Parker is a little more polished (than Wiggins) and the utilization of him by Coach K has been perfect, because he is multi-talented. Julius Randle has been an absolute man-child on the interior. Very skilled and athletic. Wiggins hasn’t shown as well, but his upside still may be higher, because he can impact the game in a lot more areas than just scoring. That team the way they’re built, they don’t realy on him the way Duke does with Parker.

Mac and Jim also ask about the up-and-down play of UNC and also about the failing Jason Kidd experiment in Brooklyn.

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