Greenberg: I Was Blown Away By The Level Of Play In The Duke-Cuse Game
ESPN college basketball analyst, Seth Greenberg, joined Mac and Jim to discuss the Duke-Syracuse classic and the ACC.
On Duke-Syracuse: It was one of the best games I’ve had a chance to enjoy and watch in a very long time. The level of play, the plays that were made, the effort that was given, the execution and the gameplans, you can’t look at a part of that game and not be blown away. The teams played hard, together, the made shots, defended and competed. I didn’t think Syracuse could score that many points in order to win. Both coaches also learned about their teams in a positive way.
On Duke-Syracuse Supplanting the Duke-UNC rivalry: This year, it could be the best rivalry in the ACC. I’m not talking about the history of the rivalry, but in one moment in time, for one season, it’s going to be hard to beat that and the sequel’s going to be just as good.
On UNC: They lost a couple games in a row and Roy couldn’t coach. Now they’ve won a couple in a row and he can coach again. They’re getting better, but they don’t have the guys that can make plays like the guys that made plays in that game on Saturday.
On Coach K’s plan to use Amile Jefferson at the high post to counter the Syracuse zone: He went in with a plan and he made an adjustment. I thought he would have Hood and Parker in the middle of the zone. He put Jefferson in the middle and Syracuse didn’t come up to play him. Therefore, they were able to take away the high post and stay matched up on the perimeter. That was probably the one thing that kind of surprised me.
Seth also discusses the late no-call on the Rodney Hood dunk attempts, UNC’s development going forward and takes some shots at UNC’s fans on twitter.