Sunday, March 19, 2006

Update from Jim Connors

George Washington could talk the talk, but in the end, could not walk the walk, not against Duke anyway. Totally outclassed by the Blue Devils. Duke seemed to put it's foot on GW's throat from the opening tip. The freshmen, Greg Paulus and Josh McRoberts, made up for a subpar showing Thursday against Southern. Shelden Williams did as he pleased. JJ was lights out. Onto the Sweet 16 for Coach K and the boys.

Duke was so dominant that it seemed to suck the life out of the Greensboro Coliseum...not even the partisan Duke crowd could muster up much concern over the outcome. This despite the fact that the Colonials had come from 18 down to beat UNC-Wilmington. There would be no comeback on this day. The Devils made it a point, as Sean Dockery told me in the lockerroom, to "show no weakness". The highly touted Colonial press was never a factor. Paulus and McRoberts took great care of the ball.

Duke was up 11 at the break...then Sean Dockey and JJ Redick hits threes to open the second half.....and Duke never looked back.

Onto Atlanta for the Devils, possibly for me as well. Although my wife and kids wouldn't mind seeing the travel stop. It's been pretty rough on them. I appreciate their understanding..and sacrifice.


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