VIRGINIA TECH WAS NEVER IN IT LAST NIGHT, falling behind by 20 points at halftime and losing to Duke 88-56 at Cassell Coliseum. Interesting quotes from a frustrated Erick Green on Berman’s blog, including this one:
“I just don’t get it, man, how you don’t have … my family always calls it that ‘dog’ in you, that thing that comes out when you’ve got heart. …. When someone gets down the lane, I’m not saying foul them hard, but you’ve got to put them on their butt, make a statement. Do stuff like that, have some fun. We just looked so dead out there. We’re just out there getting our butts whipped and it’s just not even fun.”
That’s nine straight losses for the Hokies, who host Florida State at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Seth Curry scored 22 points for the Blue Devils with his parents looking on from behind the Duke bench. Curry’s best performance against Tech included five 3-pointers in the first half.
KEVIN HARVICK KEEPS HIS SPEEDWEEKS SUCCESS GOING, winning the first Budweiser Duel after taking the checkered flag in last weekend’s exhibition race. Kyle Busch won the second Duel. More coverage of the Daytona 500 today on Speed with practice televised a 11 a.m. Sunday’s coverage starts at noon on WFXR.
THE MAGIC TRADES J.J. REDICK TO MILWAUKEE in a six-player deal, relinquishing the team’s most popular player (Orlando Sentinel describes Redick as such in its story today).
“People underestimate J.J.’s overall ability because he’s such an effective three-point shooter,” Bucks GM John Hammond tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “He’s a quality defender, a good ball handler, a good decision-maker.
“He gives us an opportunity to go with a true three-guard rotation. I don’t want to say we have the best three-guard rotation in the NBA, but we’ve got to be in the discussion.”
If the season ended today, the Bucks would be the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
OUSTED: Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods both get knocked out of the Accenture Match Play in the first round.
NAME THAT TUNE
Señor Plow no es macho
Es solamente un borracho…