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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Small Consolation

It doesn't take away the sting of last night's wretched performance, but at least it helps me believe that we didn't lose to an absolutely horrible team.'s Luke Winn has listed the Oregon Ducks as number 14 in NCAA Power Rankings.

Oregon Ducks (6-0) If the coach of any Georgetown opponent were to come into a game saying, "We're going to guard 7-foot-2 Roy Hibbert with a 6-9 guy all night, and he'll hold Big Roy to four points and zero offensive rebounds," I'd question his sanity. But that's what Ernie Kent did Wednesday at the Verizon Center, putting Maarty Leunen on the Hoyas' center & and it worked. Extremely well. After the Ducks' 57-50 win, Kent said the game plan was a matter of resistance: "Do you go big to match their size? We said no." Point guard Aaron Brooks, who led the way with 15 points, gave props to Leunen's D. "It's all about Maarty," he said. "If he hadn't done that, there's no way we could have won that game." Now, can the Ducks get more than one vote in the next AP Poll?


IPB said...

This is doing little to console me.

Diamond_Mike said...

Oregon is a terrible, undisciplined team. We should have blown them out. They do not deserve to be ranked. We deserve to be unranked.

Jester of Magellan said...

Undisciplined, yes. Terrible, no. I didn't see the ODU game, but I would imagine that Oregon is either the best, or second best team we've seen. Maybe they don't deserved to be ranked, but they're not garbage. They have some very talented guards with extreme quickness and a soft shooting touch.

That being said, we definitely don't deserve to be ranked. Hopefully the season turns around.