January 27, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 4 comments

This is crazy:

Today is the first day that both Carolina and Duke lost at home on the same day since 1973.

posted by NoMich at 05:00 PM on January 27

And it was your NC State Wolfpack that took care of Duke way back when. The Pack was big stuff and the Blue Devils were mediocre back then, so it wasn't quite the accomplishment it would be today.

Duke and NC also both lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament that year, which was the dream of dreams come true for hoops fanatics at the other conference schools. I was busy living out the tail end of the Barry Parkhill era in Virginia.

UCLA was enjoying a nice bit of relative success during that phase of their pre-LaVar period.

posted by beaverboard at 10:17 PM on January 28

The local sports radio gabbers down here are all very impressed with your Hoos this year. That was a great win for them on Saturday

posted by NoMich at 06:56 AM on January 29

Duke was pretty mediocre the last time Virginia won at Cameron, too. So mediocre that we suspected K's medical sabbatical for his ailing back was really just him not wanting to be blamed for the quality of the team for a couple years.

posted by LionIndex at 11:38 AM on January 29

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